Barber County Kansas
After battling with cancer for many years and enduring great suffering for more than a year, James J. Hodge closed his eyes in rest and peace on Sunday, August 17, 1902, at 5 o'clock a.m. During the past year he was confined to his room continuously and his death was looked for at any moment.
Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday evening conducted by Rev. J. J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church.
Mr. Hodge was 67 years, 7 months and 15 days of age. He lived in Barber county for many years and has been identified with our livestock interests. He formerly lived at Atena but bought property and moved to the city a few years ago. He was a soldier in the Civil War and served with credit, honor and distinction.
Geo. R. Hodge and Mrs. Cox of this city are his children. Several others living in different states, and his wife who waited on him constantly until death relieved him, survive. The sympathy of the entire county goes out to her in all she has sustained. A good citizen is gone.
Mrs. Hodge wishes to extend to the many fiends her thanks and appreciation for their kindness and assistance rendered during Mr. Hodge's sickness.
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