Minneapolis Messenger, Ottawa County, Kansas, Apr. 7, 1927, page 8:
Delphos -- Maurice Du Pont was born at Tone, France, August 7, 1840, died at his home in Delphos, Kansas, April 2nd, 1927, at the age of 86 years, 7 months, and 27 days.
At the age of 7 years the family emigrated to the United States living for a time at new Orleans, and later locating permanently at Saint Louis, Mo. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the 16th Illinois Vol. Inft. at Springfield, served in the early campaigns, marched with Sherman to the sea, was in the grand march down Pennsylvania Ave., and melted away with that grand army to help with the rebuilding of the places made desolate by the ravages of war.
He came to the Solomon Valley in 1866 and has made a continuos residence here for 61 years. He owned at the time of his death his original homestead.
Comrade Du Pont taught one of the first schools of Minneapolis in a log room during a winter when the settlers were gathered there to protect themselves from the Indian raids congregating themselves together at that place for mutual protection.
He was united in marriage to Ellen Duncan at Minneapolis, October 8th, 1874. Three children were born to them, Frank, October 24, 1878, Titus and Samuel, twin sons, March 24, 1884. Titus died March 28, 1888, and Samuel, January 16, 1910 and the wife and mother march 25, 1919.
He was married to Martha Reynolds January 13, 1922.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Frank, three grandchildren, Maurice, Maurine, Vera, one brother Ernest of Pratt, one sister at Genevia, Mo., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held in the home, April 4th, at 2 p.m. conducted by G.S. Smith, assisted by brother Coventry, burial in the Delphos Cemetery.