OBITUARIES FROM THE WALNUT NEWSPAPERS
A child about five years old, named Kotum, living in the eastern part of town, was buried this week. (September 16, 1881, p. 3)
Death of Little Hank.
Hank McCoy, commonly known as Little Hank, died in his rooms over Fraser’s butcher shop Sunday afternoon about 1 o’clock, from a stroke of paralysis received some time during the previous night. No one knows just at what hour the stroke came as he was alone and when discovered the next morning was past all earthly help.
But little is known of his earlier life. He was about fifty years old and came here some eighteen years ago from Stuart, where he had worked in the railroad shops, and was shortly afterward crippled up so with rheumatism that he was unable to work. He has been able to make his living most of the time since by doing light work, and at one time ran a lunch counter. But for the last few years has been unable to do anything for himself and has been cared for by the county.
A short service was held at his rooms and at the grave by Rev. Murcer and the remains of a kind hearted though unfortunate man was laid to his rest in the Walnut cemetery. (December 6, 1895, p. 2)