County Commissioner Harvey Miskimen is dead.
County Commissioner Harvey Miskimen, who has been a sufferer from cancer, died suddenly at 11:30 a.m. today at his home at 603 Avenue A East. Although the doctors had some time ago decided that he could never get well, his dying suddenly today was wholly unexpected. During the forenoon he had been feeling better and just before he died he told his wife he would like something to eat. She went to an adjoining room after some of the food prepared for him and when she returned he was dead. Through all of his long suffering, Mr. Miskimen showed a bravery and courage possessed by few men. When some weeks ago the doctors told him that his recovery was impossible he said “I am going to get well and surprise you all.” His courage never failed to the end. It was always “I will get well.”
Harvey Miskimen was born in Gunter County, Ohio, February 8, 1834, and moved to Reno County in April, 1878. He leaves a wife and three children. The son, J. B. Miskimen, arrived here a few days ago. The two daughters who have not arrived are Mrs. James E. Ramsey of Miles City, Montana, and Mrs. A. E. Aiken of Glendive, Montana. Mr. Miskimen during his residence in Hutchinson served several terms as city councilman, and was now on his second term as commissioner of the First District of Reno County. He had large acquaintances in the county. As a commissioner he proved himself a careful business man and a trustworthy public officer. The community will learn with the greatest regret of his death. The funeral arrangements have not been made, and cannot be announced until the arrival of the other members of the family. Mr. Miskimen was a Mason and his funeral will probably be in charge of that order.
Death Date: December 14, 1899
Hutchinson Daily News
December 14, 1899
Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin