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William Lambert James

Male 1833 - 1913  (80 years)


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Obituary- James, William L. 2

Another Old Settler at Rest
Lambert James passed away last Friday afternoon about four o'clock after an illness of about two weeks. The news came as a great surprise. Mr. James had been suffering from pneumonia but had been holding his own fairly well, and many of his friends did not know that he was in any danger.

He was one of the early day settlers of Rossville township and Shawnee county, having resided here since 1867 on the homestead where he settled after being mustered out of the Union army.

Mr. James had only recently held a public sale of his stock and had his farm on the market for sale, planning to move to Gueda Springs, Ks., to live near two daughters. He had spent much time there in years past always with beneficial results.

William Lambert James was born in Folbert county, Maryland Oct., 21, 1833 and died in Rossville township, Dec., 26, 1913, aged 80 years 20 months and 5 days. At the age of 24 he was married to Miss Amanda Stevenson, at Brazil, Ind. From there he took his young wife to Ill., 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 the Methodist church. 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, past 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. The large number of friends present testify to the esteem in which the deceased was held. The sorrowing friends have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

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