Frank Faulkenberry’s Obituary
Mr. Frank Faulkenberry was born near Lone Jack Sept. 25, 1862. He was married in 1886 to Miss Josie Dimmitt. To this union were born seven children, five of them are left to comfort the widowed mother. Mr. Faulkenberry was a kind husband and affectionate father and a model neighbor and citizen. Mr. Faulkenberry united with the Christian church here last fall during the revival meeting conducted by Rev. Harlow. Since that time he has been faithful in his attendance at all church services.
While making no definite comlaints, Mr. Faulkenberry, though apparently a large man, had spoken to his family during the last summer of not feeling well. Less than two months ago his brother, John Faulkenbrery died suddenly. Since that time Mr. Faulkenberry has seemed to cling closer to his family, being reluctant to have his children away and regretting that circumstances called his family from home. Sept. 9 a little granddaughter, Florence Valeta Helmig, crept into his heart and everyday from this time even to the morning of his death he took time to go and see the babe and its mother. Sept. 21, was a dark, gloomy, depressive day, Mr. Faulkenberry took his wife to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Helmig and as usual went on to see the mother and babe. He then went on an errand to a neighbors and about ten, reached home and went with a wagon into his cornfield. Neighbors saw him at work about 11:30 o’clock, but owing to the downpour of rain no one was out later. When the youngest children came home from school about 4:30, they found their father unconscious, rain drenched, cold:with wonderful presence of mind for children, they quickly summoned aid. But he was beyond the reach of human aid. He did not rally enough to know his loved ones as they gathered to his side and about seven o’clock his spirit took its flight. Services were conducted at the Christian church on Friday, Sept 22 by his pastor, Eld. Lee barnum and the body was interred in the Lone Jack cemetry according to the rites of the Woodman lodge.
Lee’s Summit Journal
Sept. 29, 1911
Frank Faulkenberry was my great-grandfather