Jacob Lewallen (1863 Knox Co. IL - 1931 Colby, Kansas)

Billie Harris - Jan 25, 2009

From Llewellyn Traces September 1990

"Mour Death of Respected Citizen

"Jacob Lewallen Passes to the Great Beyond

"Citizens of a vast community in northwest Kansas were grieved last Mondah (20 December 1931) as the word was spread that Jacob Lewallen had passed away at his home in this city.   For a number of years Mr. Lewallen has been one of the leading farmers of this part of Kansas.   His methods as to raising what were always considered to be the best.

"The great number of people who offered their final testimony of respect at the funeral held at the M.E. church this afternoon were an evidence of the universal esteem in which he was held.   his friends were not confined to a narrow circle, but extended to the limits of northwest Kansas.   Another good citizen has passed on.

"Funeral services were held this afternoon from the M.E. Church at two o'clock and burial was in Beulah Cemetery."


"Jacob Lewallen was born 24 September 1863 in Knox County, Illinois and died at his home in Colb, Kansas 20 December 1931 at the age of 68 years 2 months and 26 days.

"In 1880 he moved with his parents to Iowa and on 24 September 1885 was united in marriage with Allie Bell Cochran.   To this union were born fourteen children, of whom Andrew, Iona, Mrs. Kelmer Karr and Alva Lewallen have preceeded their father in death.

"Mr. Lewallen moved with his family to thomas County (Kansas) in 1904, locating on a farm northwest of Colby.   In 1911 he moved onto a farm southwest of Colby, where, with the exception of about a year spent in Colby, he has made his home since that time.   Only recently with Mrs. Lewallen he came into Colby to make his home.

"The remains to mourn their loss, the wife and children:   Mrs. Dorothea Griggs, Elmer, Clifford, Lewis and James of Colby, William, Gurna and Jack of Winona, Kansas; Mrs. Kate..."  

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