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Lincoln Courier-Herald, Friday January 15, 1915


Had Been Ill Many Months - Had Lived in Logan County Since Birth in 1846

John Thomas Musick, a member of one of Logan County's prominent families and a prosperous farmer, died at his home near Zion church, Friday morning at 5 o'clock. Death was caused by Bright's disease and blood poisoning. Death was not unexpected and Mr. Musick's immediate family and a number of other relatives were present when the end came. The deceased was 68 years of age at the time of his death. He had been ill for several months following an attack of blood poisoning which necessitated the amputation of one leg.

John T. Musick had been prominent in this county for many years. He is the fifth of the six well known sons of John Musick to pass away. The fourth, Jonathan Musick died but a few months ago.

John T. Musick was born in Lincoln, March 25, 1846, and has made his home in this county continually. He was married on Jan. 1, 1869 to Miss Ann O. Wren, and to this union ten children were born. They are as follows: Everett E. of Elkhart; Nora Stephens, Libbie Wubben, Bertha Martinie, Bessie, Clifford, John T. Jr., and Hannah Amberry, of Lincoln; Albert Musick of Springfield and Marv Musick, deceased. The following sisters and brother survive: Mrs. Jane Duncan, Litchfield, Neb.; Mrs. T. H. Denny, Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Anna Gallagher, Lincoln; Mrs. P. E. Staats, Cisco, Ill.; and Ephraim Musick, Beason. William H., Jesse S., Levi J., and Jonathan Musick, all deceased, were brothers.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Zion church at 2 o'clock. Rev G. T. Wetzel will have charge of the service. Burial will be in the family lot in Zion cemetery.

John Thomas Musick was my great great grandfather.