Jennie Slater

Final Rites for Jennie Jack Jennie Slater, daughter of John W. and Sarah Slater was born near Elkhart, Indiana, September 7, 1854. As a child she went with her parents to Rock Island, Illinois, where she was united in marriage to Marion Jack of Rock Island, Illinois, in 1872. Seventy-four years ago they moved to Cimarron, Kansas, where they homesteaded. Their house was the third one built there. In 1880 they moved to Aspinwall, Nebraska, then a thriving steamboat town of 350. After the flood in 1881 they moved to Atchinson County, Missouri. Mr. Jack passed away there in July 1920. In 1921 Mrs. Jack came to Humboldt and made her home here until 1944 when she went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Lena Maybee, at Horton, Kansas. Six weeks ago she suffered a stroke. Last Wednesday she had another stroke. She passed away about noon Saturday, November 13, 1948, at the age of 94 years, 2 months and 6 days. She is survived by one brother, Harry Slater, Keensburg, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. D.C. Maybee, Horton, Kansas, and Mrs. Janette Souza, Oakland, California; two sons, John Jack of Humboldt and Clyde Jack of Concordia, Kansas. She was preceded in death by four children, two daughters and two sons. She had twenty-four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The body was brought overland to Fellers Funeral Home Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Christian Church in Humboldt. Rev. C.W. Long was in charge. "Going Down the Valley" and "Under His Wings" were sung by Mrs. Clyde Richards and Mrs. C.W. Long. "Going Home" was sung by Dr. Harlan S. Heim. Mrs. Ralph W. Clark played the organ accompaniments. The pallbearers were F.I. Kerns, J.B. Standerford, F.M. Boss, L.C. Gould, Milo Hynek and Carl Sandfort. The many floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. L. C. Gould, Mrs. Sid Dean and Mrs. Alfred Rist. Burial was in the Hunter cemetery near Rockport, Missouri. Those from out of town attending the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Gaskill, Omaha; Mrs. Neal McKintre and Carl Gaskill, Nebraska City; Alvin Jack, Loup City; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Slater, Auburn; Mrs. George Slater, Virgil and Velma, and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Callam, Pawnee City; Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Maybee and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Richardson, Horton, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Bud Maybee and family, St. Joseph, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, Dawson; and Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Richardson and son, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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