JUDGE G. L. CHRISMAN IS ILL AT HOME.
Former Member of County Court Is Not Expected to Recover.
Former County Judge G. Lee Chrisman is believed to be dying at his home, 719 West Maple avenue, Independence.
Judge Chrisman became ill about a year ago with stomach trouble. His strong vitality kept him up a few months and only of late has he been confined to his bed. Many of his old-time political friends called yesterday at the home, but none was allowed to go to the sick chamber.
Judge Chrisman is a brother of Mrs. Logan O. Swope of Independence, and was elected judge of the county court for two terms and as presiding judge for one term. During his terms of office there was much road building in Jackson county. Later, Judge Chrisman engaged in the newspaper business, purchasing the Kansas City Times. The newspaper venture was a losing proposition, and the greater portion of his fortune was lost in the venture.
Four years ago Judge Chrisman again made the race for nomination for county judge from the Eastern district, but failed. Judge R. D. Mize was elected. Judge Mize died a year ago.
Judge Chrisman was born in Jackson county, August 8, 1851, and was a son of William Chrisman, an Independence banker. He was reared in Jackson county and graduated at the forest Home Military academy of Anchorage, Ky., and was married November 26, 1872, to Lottie Duke of Danville, Ky. Mrs. Chrisman died twenty years ago. His second marriage was to a sister of his first wife, Mrs. Walter Gates. By the second marriage two children were born, both of them girls, who reside with their parents in Independ3ence.