The Cheney Free Press, Cheney, Spokane county, Washington, April 5, 1918.
JOHN LONGBOTTOM SUDDENLY STRICKEN The Easter spirit of this community passed somewhat under a cloud by the news of the sudden death of John Longbottom.He was feeling about as well as usual and at noon had walked down town and back.In the afternoon he was enjoying a visit with his son Frank, who had come down from Buckeye.Between 4 and 5 o'clock he was stricken with one of the severe pains in his heart with which he had been troubled.He soon rallied from the attack and told the family that he had suffered more severely by this attack than at any previous time.Dr. West had been summoned and while he was there a second attack came on, and a few minutes later the end came.
Mr. Longbottom was born in Hilliam, near South Milford, Yorkshire England, October 2, 1843.He came to the United States in 1869 and located in Wisconsin.On September 28, 1871, at Milwaukee, he was united in marrige to Margaret Butler.Mr. and Mrs. Longbottom were the parents of eight children-four boys and four girls- one son and one daughter preceded the father into the land beyond.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Longbottom lived in Wisconsin until 1878, when they moved to Wesley, Iowa.In 1902 the family came to Washington.Mr. Longbottom was a carpenter by trade and was also a successful farmer.In 1910 he came to Cheney for retirement, and ended his days as stated above, at the age of 74 years 5 months and 29 days.
In his early life Mr. Longbottom was affiliated with the Church of England, but in this country his church connection was with the Methodist church.He was also a member of the I. O. O. F. fraterinty.
The surviving members of the family are as follows:Mrs. George McKinight and Benjamin Longbottom, both of Tonasket; Mrs. Edward Snyder of Ephrata; Frank, of Buckeye; John of Company C, 316th field signal battalion, Camp Lewis, and Mae, who is yet at home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p. m., from the Methodist church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. H. C. Kohr.The I. O. O. F. attended in a body and officiated at the grave.Interment was in Fairview cemetery.
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