Princeton Clarion dated 5/27/1897 (Page 5):


The news of the death of Samuel H. Kidd reached here Friday morning and caused sincere sorrow among his friends and relatives. The sad event occurred at the Southern Insane Hospital where he had been confined for sometime.


The deceased was a son of Dr. and Mrs. W.G. Kidd, and was born in this city 35 years ago.


He received his early education in the schools of this city and afterwards graduated in the State University. After completing the course in a St. Louis law school he engaged in the practice of his chosen profession and was having fair promise of distinction in that line when his affliction came upon him and he had to give up all mental work. It was hoped that he would be restored by rest and treatment, but such was not the case. With sadness his friends began to realize that his case was hopeless. For several years he has

been an inmate of the southern hospital and regarded as incurable. Death coming to one under such circumstances is peculiarly sad, but it is, nevertheless, a welcome relief from a period of hopeless distress and suffering.


The remains were brought here Saturday and taken to his late residence on south Hall street, at which place the funeral was held Sabbath afternoon, under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which deceased was a member.


A wife and three children, a father and mother and one brother remain to mourn his loss. These all have the sympathy of the community."

(Buried in Princeton I.O.O.F. Cemetery)


GCHS, Georgia McEllhiney