"The Daily Constitution - Democrat"
Thursday Evening, January 20, 1916
Keokuk Man Died Last Night
Samuel James, 109 North Seventh Street, Succumbs.
Was Born In Indiana Resided in Missouri For Many Years.
Belonged to the State Guards During the Civil War --
Was 83 Years of Age
SAMUEL JAMES , of No. 109 North Seventh street, an old and respected
resident of this city, passed away last night at 11 o'clock. He was
not quite 83 years old.
Mr. James was born
in Jennings County, Inc., Feb. 4, 1833. He was the son of Daniel James
and Eve Fifer James, being the oldest of twelve children, all of whom have
died except two brothers and one sister. Mr. James moved to Clark
County, Mo., with his parents when he was 15 years of age, coming overland
by ox team and crossing the river at Warsaw. Mr. James resided in
Clark county until the spring of 1889, when he moved to Keokuk and has been
a resident of this city ever since. He was married March 9, 1858, to
Mary Elexzene Townsend, who survives him. Six children were born to
this union, one dying in infancy fifty-three years ago. The surviving
children are: W. E. James, Mrs. Mary E. Martin and Charles H. T.
James, of Keokuk; Mrs. C. L. Sullivan of Rosalia, Kans., and Mrs. A. S. Lurg,
of Prossee, Wash. There are also four grandsons and one granddaughter
Mr. James joined the Baptist
church nearly sixty years ago and had been a devout and faithful member of
that church ever since.
During the civil
war he served in the Missouri home guards for nearly three years. He
was for many years justice of the peace in Clark county and served as a
member of the school board there for a number of years. He had lived a
retired life for a number of years, as his health gradually failed.
Funeral announcements will be made later.
From "The Daily Constitution-Democrat."
Thursday Evening January 21, 1916
JAMES -- Funeral services for Samuel James will be held at the house, 109
North Seventh street, Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial private. Please omit
Biographical information was generously provided by
David James .
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