DEATH OF WELL-KNOWN TRAVELING SALESMAN
Jim B. Kinney of this city died on last Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he had recently gone in search of health.
The remains were brought to Brownsville and funeral services were held from the residence of W. R. Kinney Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock conducted by W. A. Freeman. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
At the time of his death Mr. Kinney was 46 years old. He had been in ill health for many months, and had just recently left for Albuquerque with the hope that he might find some relief from the dread disease which had taken fast hold upon his body, and perhaps be restored to health.
For many years Jim Kinney had been one of the most popular and successful traveling salesmen in this section. He was a whole-souled, genial fellow, possessed of those traits of character which made and held a large circle of friends.
He was a member of the Methodist church.
There are left to mourn his death a widow, six daughters, as follows: Mrs. Walter Brown, of Marianna, Ark., Mrs. Tarbert Thornton, Misses Janie, Frances, Elizabeth and Virginia Kinney, and one son, Mim Kinney, Jr. To these will go the sympathy of a host of friends in this community. – Brownsville State Graphic. (The Covington Leader, Sept 4, 1919)