Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: New Winchester Man Dies in North Dakota (1926)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, January 14, 1926 – page 1, column 4:

James W. West, a former well-known citizen of Danville, died last week in Jamestown, N. Dak., of pneumonia, following an operation for the removal of gall stones. He was the son of Xury E. and Sarah A. West, deceased, of New Winchester, and was born May 29, 1858, and was in his 68th year. Deceased is survived by a son and daughter – Earl West, of Indianapolis, and Miss Marie West, of this place, and one brother, Moses C. Weset, of Anderson. At the time of his passing, the deceased had been a nurse in a hospital in North Dakota and had followed that profession for a number of years, having held similar positions in Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Before taking up nursing as a profession, Mr. West had been in business here and in Anderson. He was one of the first men to join Danville K. of P. lodge in early days, and was long active in the order. “Jim” West, as he was familiarly known, had many good qualities. He was big-hearted, of a sociable nature, liked companionship and naturally made friends.

The remains of the deceased arrived in Danville, Monday, and the funeral was held from McClelland’s undertaking parlors, Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. F.H. Longwell of the Methodist church, and the K. of P. lodge. The burial was in the South cemetery. The service was an impressive and appropriate one. The son and daughter and other relatives with friends were present, all bringing their tribute of flowers to the memory of the deceased.

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