Transcript for "Death of Elder John M. Kay," Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 19 Nov. 1864, 750
Death of Elder John M. Kay.—With much regret we perused the following paragraph in the Daily Telegraph of October 15th, announcing the death of Elder Kay:—Yesterday we were privileged with the perusal of a letter from Capt. Warren S. Snow to President B. Young, dated '2 miles west of Bridger's Pass Station, Oct. 9, 1864,' in which the following passage occurs: "There have been about twenty deaths in our company since we left Wyoming, and amongst the number that of John M. Kay, who died on the 27th ult., at about 2.45 a.m., after an illness of about three weeks. Just before his decease, he appeared to be improving in health, and hopes were entertained for his recovery, and of his being able once again to reach his Mountain Home. He expired without a groan or a struggle. His body was interred on the banks of Little Laramie."