Came to Neosho Falls in 1865 and Was Widely Known and Loved for Her Character.

A dispatch from Syracuse, Kansas, tells of the death of Mrs. George B. Inge, for many years a resident of Neosho Falls, and known to many in Allen County as a beautiful character. She was a member of the D.A.R. of Kansas and a pioneer of the west. The Syracuse Journal says of her"

Mrs. Sophia Slavens Inge was born September 18, 1823, at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. She removed with her parents to Indiana when a small child and grew to womanhood there. She was married to George B. Inge October 8th, 1848, to which union ten children were born, five of whom survive. The family removed to Neosho Falls, Kansas, in November 1865, and came to Syracuse, Kansas, in February 1888.

Mother Inge died on Monday morning, May 5th, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. R.E. Bray, aged 89 years, 7 months, and 17 days. She had been feeble for several years and about two months ago she had a serious illness which greatly weakened her and she never recovered from it.

Her Syracuse friends have known Mrs. Inge as a grand old lady. She belonged to the generation of empire builders who fought the wars for independence, liberty, and union, and which conquered the west. Measured by the span of her life the revolutionary war was the affair of her father, or at furthest her grand-father-- while the rebellion was fought while she was around 40 years of age.

She was a first cousin of Colonel Slavens, of Kansas City, who was for years a prominent packer and livestock dealer, and of Hon. Luther Slavens, for many years a leading member of the Kansas City bar, still living. Her sons are George Inge, president of the First National Bank at Garden City; William Inge, merchant of Independence, Kansas; Lycurgus Inge, stockman of Syracuse; and Reuben C. Inge, capitalist, of LaJunta. They were very devoted to their mother. Her only daughter, Mrs. Bray, provided for her mother's comfort in her declining years.

For more than sixty years she was a member of the Christian church, and died in the faith. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday forenoon at the residence, by Rev. E.E. Carter, of the Methodist church, and the singing was very beautiful. Interment was in the Garden City cemetery, beside her husband.

The Iola (Kansas) Daily Register, May 16, 1913.