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Samuel James
Co. G, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry

 From the "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 surviving.

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

Funeral Notice.

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 flowers.

Biographical information was generously provided by David James .

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