J.D. Tinker, an aged and much respected citizen, died at the home of his son. Judson Tinker, near Merriam, on Sunday night of paralysis, and was buried in Olathe cemetery on Tuesday. If he had lived seven days longer he would have been ninety-three years old. He came to Olathe from Belvidere, I1L. in 1869, and lived here till 1894, when he went to live with his son. In eary days he was a man of considerable ability, having held many big contracts on railroad construction.
Olathe Mirror
September 5, 1901
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