Charles Wesley Pace, Jr.

Harper, Kansas Newspaper


Charles Wesley Pace

Charles Wesley Pace was born in Iowa, January 1, 1867, and departed this life at Harper, Kansas, January 14, 1937. At the time of his death he was 70 years and 13 days old.

When a boy of 13 years, he went with his parents to the gold mining near Pitken, Colo. Four years later he went to Paonia, Colo., where he made his home for many years, being engaged in fruit growing and marketing.

He was married in middle life, and to the union three children were born, and they all survive him. They are: Mrs. Helen Newfarmer and Mrs. Shirley Newfarmer, both of Mountain View, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Nostrand of Stockton, Calif.

Mr. Pace was the youngest of a large family of children, the parents of whom were very highly respected. He showed his good training by a life of moderation and good habits, and those who knew him best said, " It was nice to have him about for he was always so pleasant."

Besides his three daughters, he is survived by seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Rose Campbell of Paonia, Colo., and a number of close friends here at Harper who have learned to love and respect him during the two years he has made his mone here. In the words of another, we would say:

"I cannot say, and I will not say That he is dead - he is just away!

With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, He has wandered into an unknown land,

And left us dreaming how very fair it needs must be since he lingers there. And you - Oho you, who yearn for the old time step,

And the glad return,

Think of him faring on as dear In the love of There as the love of Here.

Think of him still as the same, I say,

He is not dead; he is just away."