The Admire News
Admire, Lyon County, Kansas
Thursday Morning, May 9, 1907

Joseph Artis Passes Away

  Joseph Artis, one of the old settlers of this vicinity died at his home southwest of Admire Monday, after a sickness lasting over a year.  Funeral services were held Tuesday from the M.E. Church in Allen, conducted by Rev. Chas. Mellors, of the M.P. Church, after which the body was interred in the Allen cemetery.
  Mr. Artis was confined to his home for over a year with sickness, his ailment being of a dropsical nature complicated by old age.
  Joseph Artis was born in Carol County, Pa., and was 83 years and two months old at his death.  When a young man he moved to Iowa, from which place he came to Kansas in 1884, settling in Lyon County, where he has since resided.  He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss, the children being John Artis, who was at home at the time of his death, Jake Artis, of Comiskey, Mrs. Harry Schureman, south of Allen, Mrs. Harry Campbell of Admire, and Mrs. Jane Strickler, of Centerville, Iowa.
  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.

The Northern Lyon County Journal
Allen, Lyon County Kansas
 Friday, May 10, 1907