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Johnson County Obituaries

Obituaries published after 1923 will be abstracted to avoid copyright violations.


FAY --R. Cecil Fay, owner of the Olathe Auto Company and a widely known attorney of Olathe, was killed near town this morning when a farm tractor overturned on him. Mr. Fay was coming to town in a light motor car and was forced to turn out of the road where a new culvert was being built. His car became mired and he sent to town for a tractor to pull it out. When the tractor arrived Mr. Fay attempted to operate it himself. After a chain was hitched to the car he started the tractor, which, as the chain became taut, turned over on him. He head and chest were so badly crushed that he died almost instantly. Mr. Fay was 35 years old and a graduate of the University of Kansas and Leland Stanford University. He leaves a widow and a daughter 6 weeks old. Mrs. Fay was Miss Edna Peck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peck, of Kansas City. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Fay, live at Stanley, Kas. (Kansas City Star, June 6, 1919)


FINCH --Robert L. Finch, 55, died last night of typhoid fever at his Kansas City home. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow, with burial in the Olathe Cemetery. (Kansas City Star, Jan. 8, 1907)

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