Word was received in this city last Thursday of the death of John M. Salyer of San Bendino, Califonia.
John Salyer was an early resident of this city and was a very colorful character. He served this city as city Marshall for a number of years and drove a jerk line mule team of 12 mules hauling freigh over cross-country roads from Candian, Texas long before the Rock Island Railroad extended west through Oklahoma.
John Salyer was a man who had the happy, faculty of making close personal friends and so far as the writer knows, never made an ene,my. He was the father of John Salyer, cashier of the First National Bank of Sayre.
The following announcement of his funeral was taken from a San Beradino, California newspaper.
The Rev. Harold E. Hossom, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted funeral servics for John M. Salyer at 11 a.m. yesterday at Stehens & Bobbitt Chapel. Assisting him were the folloing offices of Damascus Loge, A.F. & A.M.; Joseph L. Ously, worshipful Master; Myron Abbot, chaplain and Maurice Mudgett, senior warden.
Mrs, Charles F. Kircher, orgainst played “Abide With Me” and “My Fater Knows”. James Smith an Ibell Shepard accompanied by Mrs. James Smith, sang “Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus” and “Nearer, My God to Thee”. Serving as pallbarers were E.S. Bruce, G.W. Painter, C. Black, R.E. Whit, W.M. Bush and R.A. Boatman.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 2OCT1949