Newspaper Unknown - 1936

A. S. Kincaid Died Suddenly At His Home In Athens
Prominent Retired Farmer And Progressive Citizen Answers Final Roll Call

Archie S. Kincaid was born at Indian Point, February 24, 1877, the son of the late John A. and Etta Simpson Kincaid; the second son and second member of a family of eight children. He died very suddenly at his home in the city, Monday evening, at 6 o'clock after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 14 days.

The most of his life was spent on a farm 3-1/2 miles northeast of Athens, on which he was born. He attended the Indian Point school and with his family, moved to Champaign in 1895, where the children were educated. Mr. Kincaid finishing high school there and later attended the University of Illinois. After his school career in Champaign, he returned to the farm of his boyhood days and began his agricultural pursuit.

On August 17, 1904, he was united in marriage to Idella Mellinger and they started housekeeping on the old home place. To this union 3 daughters were born, all of whom survive.

Mr. Kincaid retired from active farming in 1929. During the last months he was engaged in farming, he built a neat, modern little home on Main street, Athens, to which he moved his family when leaving the farm.

Pat, as he was known to every one was of a jovial disposition and to him every cloud had a silver lining. He had a keen sense of humor and was always among the first to volunteer his services when any progressive idea for Athens was discussed. He was always agitating any good movement suggested for the betterment of Athens and his neighbors.

Pat was a man who enjoyed living. He always seemed to get so much of his life. He also always enjoyed knowing his neighbors were prosperous and happy. He will not only be greatly missed in the home but on the street as well, where he always had a pleasant greeting with all of whom he came in contact.

Mr. Kincaid united with the Christian Church at Cantrall in his younger days, transferring his membership to the local Christian Church some time last year. He was a member of Van Meter Lodge. No. 768 A.F. & A.M. He was president of the New Salem - Springfield Lincoln Trail Association and an enthusiastic booster for the proposed new scenic all weather road.

He was well informed about the early history of Sangamon county, from a part of which Menard county was formed.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Curry, Kankakee; the Misses Edith and Alma at home; two grandchildren; one brother, Hugh Kincaid, Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters, Mrs. Laura __rwin, San Diego, Cal.; Miss Kincaid, Chicago, and Mrs. Walters, Springfield.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. Donald Finley officiating. Interment made in Indian Point cemetery.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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