from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, October 12, 1922 – page 5, column 4:
DIES IN CALIFORNIA
John C. Trotter, a former citizen of Eel River township, died, Sept. 1, at the home of his son, Oliver, in Los Angeles, at the age of 88 years. He moved from this county many years ago to Missouri. In later years he lived in Denver, Colo., and Kansas City, Mo., until three years ago, when he went to Los Angeles. He was a brother of the late W.W. Trotter, James M. Trotter and Elizabeth Emmons, of Eel River township and Katharine Gardner, of Kansas City, Mo., all of whom have preceded him in death.