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Lidikay - George E.

Source: Wellsville, Kansas Globe Thu 16 Aug 1923 p 1

The death of George E. Lidikay occurred Monday morning at the home of his son, MW Lidikay in Richland Township, southeast of Wellsville.  Death was due to heart trouble following a siege of lagrippe.  Funeral services were held at the Lidikay home Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. JH Hoopingarner, of Wellsville and the Rev. Mr. McLeod of Edgerton in charge.  Interment was in the Wellsville cemetery.  The Odd Fellows with whom Mr. Lidikay had been affiliated for more than 42 years gave their impressive ritualistic exercises at the grave.  GE Lidikay was born in Jeffersontown, Ky Oct 20, 1836 died near Wellsville, KS Aug 13, 1923.  When about 20 years old he moved with his parents to Montgomery County, Indiana.  Oct 12, 1859 he was married to Mary M. Graybill.  To this union was born 8 children: MW Lidikay, Wellsville; Ida M. Henry, Ladoga, Ind; Samuel G. Lidikay who died near Wellsville, Kans Nov 3, 1891, aged 24 years 6 months; Dr. CJ Lidikay, Kansas City, Kansas; Dr. MH Lidikay, Darlington, Ind; Dr. EC Lidikay, Ladoga, Ind; Mrs. Daisy Cayot and Mrs. JE Lach, Kansas City, Mo.  In 1882 he moved with his family to a farm near Wellsville where he resided a number of years.  Later he moved into Wellsville. During this time he served as mayor, was a member of the school board for a number of years and township Treasurer.  Owing to ill health he has made his home with his oldest son, MW Lidikay on a farm near Wellsville for several years.  Mr. Lidikay has belonged to the IOOF many years, being honored in 1920 with his 40 year emblem.  He was a charter member of the Rebekahs.  In early youth he united with the Lutheran church, but joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Wellsville and died in the Faith.  He loved his church and spoke often of the progress of the church.  He always had a good word for the membership and his neighbors and often spoke of his desire for them to join the church.  He was one of whom it could be said, “He loved his fellowman.” - kz

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