Topeka Plaindealer, Dec 22, 1922

Topeka Plaindealer, Dec 22, 1922


The sad news of the death of Hon. Emanuel Handy at the home in Atchison, was the passing of a prominent race man. He was born in Mississippi and was 85 years old at the time of his death. He was a U.S. Volunteer in the Civil War and did meritorious service for his country. He served in the Mississippi legislature along with the late George Charles, Sr., father of Mr. Geo. Charles of the Cafe and Confectionary at 126 Kansas Avenue and it was through the influence of these two men that John R. Lynch went to Congress from Mississippi. He came to Kansas several years ago and was a staunch member of St. John A. M. E. church of this city and one of Topeka’s leading citizens for years. After moving to Atchison where he lived until his death He was a member of the G. A. R. and also a member of Campbell’s church. Rev. Tucker, the pastor, officiated at the funeral. The veterans of the World War were escorts. He leaves a wife and a host of friends to mourn their loss.

Mr. Arthur Charles, son of Mr. George Charles attended the funeral from Topeka.

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