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William Lambert James

Male 1833 - 1913  (80 years)


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Obituary- James, William L. 1

William Lambert James

By request the Reporter reproduces the obituary of the late Lambert James together with his picture. Many old friends in this vicinity and at a distance will be glad to have both to file away as a keepsake.

Grandma James and her children wish to include their heartfelt thanks for the many kindnesses shown them during the illness of Mr. James.

William Lambert James was born in Folbert county, Maryland, Oct. 21, 1833, and died in Rossville township, Dec. 26, 1913, aged 80 years, 2 months and 5 days. At the age of 24 he was married to Miss Amanda Stephenson, at Brazi, Ind. From there he took his young wife to Illinois and later to Kentucky. To this union was born six children, two of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are Mrs. Fred Franklin and Mrs. John Bragg of Gueda Springs, Kansas, and his two sons R.D. and C.E. James of this vicinity.

Nine months before the close of the Civil war he enlisted in the service of his country and served it faithfully until the close of the war. In 1867 he moved to Kansas, locating in Shawnee county. He soon purchased the homestead and has been an honored and respected member of this community for many years. In early life he gave his heart to God and united with the Methodist church. He was an honest man and a kind hearted neighbor. He leaves to mourn his loss his aged wife, Four children, five great-grandchildren and one brother.

The funeral services were conducted in the Olive Branch U.B. church, by Rev. J.F. Youngman, pastor of the M.E. Church of Rossville, assisted by Rev. Mr. Pontius of the U.B Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Rossville cemetery.

Mrs. Fred Franklin, Mr. and Mrs. John Bragg and daughter of Gueda Springs, were here to attend the funeral of grandpa James.

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