The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Saturday, December 30, l876
Sumner, Kansas, Dec. 25 Editor Leader: -- Please announce in your paper that ELI MURPHIN, an old citizen of English Township, started to Sumner Co., Kansas, was taken sick on the road, stopped at St. Joe, Mo., for treatment, got no better, came here Oct. l5th, very sick, was met by his family who came by team next day. He partially recovered, but on the l7th ult., he took a relapse, and died on the 24th, after a week of the most intense suffering. MR. MURPHIN was 71 years old. He resided in English Township 16 years.