Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OBITUARY: James F. Lynch (1932)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, August 11, 1932 – page 8, column 3:

Former Danville Man Buried Here Monday
James F. Lynch died at his home in Laramie, Wyo., Thursday morning at 1:30 o’clock. He had been in ill health ten years and confined to his bed ten months. Mr. Lynch was born near North Salem 56 years ago, and was the son of Harvey and Mary Patience Lynch.

In 1917, Mr. Lynch, wife and son, Jack, moved to Greeley, Colo., and three years later went to Laramie, Wyo., where he was proprietor of the Empress Theater.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Harvey Lynch, and the son, Jack Lynch. Services were held at the home, Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, and the body arrived in Danville, Monday morning, where a short service at 10:30 was held at the home of James White, a cousin. Rev. Clarence Mitchell conducted the service. Flower bearers were Mesdames W.W. Wilson, Ora Hawley, Morton Pike of Indianapolis, and Ralph Shaw of Hammond, La. Messrs. Morton Pike and son, Marion, W.W. Wilson and Bratcher Demarcus of Indianapolis, Agee Wilson of Crawfordsville, and James Wilson were pall bearers. Burial was in the South cemetery.

Jack Lynch and friend, Joe Remington, and Mrs. Lenora Hensley, nurse of Mr. Lynch, accompanied the body from Laramie. Out of town relatives and friends were Mr. and Mrs. Omer Stoner and daughter, Josephine, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stoner, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stoner and Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Bartley of Greencastle, Mrs. Emma Eut and son, Bratcher Demarcus, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Morton Pike and son, Marion, Mrs. Ora Hawley and James H. Lynch of Indianapolis, Mrs. Kate Hackleman and daughter, Nellie, of Jamestown, and Mrs. Lydia Williams of North Salem.

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