Northern Lyon County Journal
Allen, Kansas

Friday, May 25, 1917
George Artis Dead.

  George Artis died at the home of Hal Schureman Tuesday night at eleven o’clock at the age of 44 years. The funeral will be held this Thursday at the M.E. church at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Evans and burial will be made in the Allen cemetery.

Friday, June 1, 1917
George Artis Laid to Rest.

  The funeral of George Artis was held at the Allen M.E. church last Thursday at 3 o’clock and Wm. Conrad preached an impressive sermon, assised by Rev. Evans.  The church was crowded with relatives and friends of the deceased, who knew and sympathized with him during his many long years of patient suffering which death alone could relieve.  After the services the remains were conveyed to the Allen cemetery and laid to rest.

Friday, June 1, 1917

George Washington Artis was born in Wataga, Illinois, May 23, 1872, departed this life May 22, 1917, age 44 years, 11 months and 29 days.
  He moved with his parents to Centerville Iowa, in 1874 and while there was first stricken with rheumatism at the age of nine year.  They next moved to western Kansas, and from there to near Allen, in 1888 they moved to Allen in 1911 with John Artis, where they remained until the mothers health failed in April 1916, when they moved out to the home of his sister, Mrs. Hal Schurman where he died.  He was a constant sufferer and helpless invalid for thirty years.
  He leaves to mourn his loss, 2 brothers and 3 sisters; John Artis Allen, Jane Strickler of Centerville, Iowa, Jake Artis, Deer Creek Okla., Lou Campbell, Admire, Kans., Etta Schurman, Allen, Kans.  Of all whom were at the bed-side except Jake Artis.  His father proceeded him 10 years, having died May 7, 1907. His mother died August 23, 1916.