Dr. Miles Barber died at his residence on Cedar street, Tuesday, in the  81st year of his age. Though peculiarly afflicted, his limbs being permanently crossed  in such a manner that it was very difficult for him to walk, from a rheumatic affection, yet he scorded all assistance from friends and supported himself in good style , until, within the last year,by the sale of proprietary medicines, manufacted by his son in Iowa. About a year ago on account of failing health incident to old age. he was compelled to give up his work. Dr. Barber had friends. no enemies and many friends.
Olathe Mirror
Aug 2, 1888
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