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Sylvester Middleton

Lanier Cemetery, Payne County, OK

Stone says: Lead kindly light,
Blessed are the dead who are in the Lord.

© Stillwater Gazette, Thursday, 7 March 1901

DIED SUDDENLY. Sylvester Middleton Dies of Heart Trouble.
Sylvester Middleton, aged 51 years residing eight miles northwest of this city died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from heart failure.
Mr. Middleton had for several months been troubled with heart disease and the night before his death was unable to go to bed owing to a severe pain of the heart. Tuesday morning he came to town with a neighbor, W.S. Lyle to consult a physician regarding his trouble and get some medicine. At 1 o'clock he entered R.L. Steen's store and in conversation stated that he was feeling worse and took some medicine which he had prepared and in a few minutes fell from the chair in which he was sitting. Dr. Barnes was summoned and with the help of medical aid no life could be restored.
The deceased has been a resident of this county for seven years, having moved here from Lynn county, Kansas in 1894. He leaves a wife and two sons. One son resides in Ossawatomie, Kan. The other living at home.
The bereaved family have the heart felt sympathy of the entire community.

Reprinted by permission of Stillwater NewsPress.
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