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Obituaries - Frank Seybold

Blandinsville Star-Gazette - June 21, 1917

Frank Seybold died at his home in Blandinsville at 2:00 am Tuesday, June 19, 1917. He had been sick for several weeks with something like dropsy and Tuesday morning his suffering ended.

He was the son of James Seybold, a farmer who lived near the Reuben Martin place in Hire township, and was 78 years old last October. Some 40 years ago he moved to Blandinsville, where he and his wife have since resided.

He was not a person of strong mentality and for many years the little fortune of about $3,000 that was left him has been in the hands of a conservator. He went about town singing to himself and talking to everyone he met, and had no regular employment outside his home and garden. He was harmless but not endowed with sufficient mentality to engage in any regular occupation.

Besides his wife he leaves on son, James Seybold, of Cedar Vale, Kansas who is an intelligent and prosperous man of affairs and is engaged in contracting and building. He will likely care for his widowed mother.

Funeral services were held at the house at 10 am on Wednesday morning, the Rev. Edward Hardy officiating and the interment was in the South Side Cemetery.

Contributed by Linda Worstell