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The funeral of the late Jesse Sylvester Musick, who died at his home east of Lincoln at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Zion church, conducted by Rev. G. W. Wetzel, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Zion cemetery.
Death occurred after an illness of two years of cancer of the liver. The deceased was born in West Lincoln township November 17, 1847. On July 13, 1871 he was married to Ella Jane Phillips, who survived him with three children, R. E. Musick, Mrs. Frank Brown and Mrs. Jesse Brown. Mr. Musick had always been a farmer and first was the owner of a valuable farm near the Musick schoolhouse. Ten years ago he sold this place and purchased the Kowan farm where he has since lived. Two years ago he was taken sick and six months ago was forced to take to his bed.
Besides his widow and children, he is survived by four brothers and four sisters - Mrs. T. E. Staats of Cisco, Mrs. Mary Denny of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Jane Duncan of Litchfield, Neb., Mrs. Ann Gallagher of Lincoln, Levi Musick of Wellsville, Kan., and Jonathan, Thomas, and Ephraim of Lincoln.
Jesse Sylvester Musick was my 3rd great uncle.