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THE WESTERN STAR, 11 September 1908

The funeral services of J. R. Williams, whose death the STAR noted last week, were held at the Presbyterian church in this city at 3 p.m. on last Saturday. Rev. I. W. Bailey of the Baptist church had charge and preached an appropriate funeral service. He was assisted by Rev. J. C. Bigbee and Rev. J. J. Bagsley of the Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.

James Robert Williams was born on September 28, 1853, at Round Head, Hardin county, Ohio. At the age of 17 he moved with his parents to Eagleville, Mo., where he resided until the year 1874, when he moved to
McPherson county, Kansas. He came to Comanche county in the year 1897. He was an industrious, honest and respectable citizen and a kind and loving father and husband. He died in the St. Francis hospital in Wichita on September 3, 1908, aged 54 years, 10 months and 5 days. He leaves a wife and thirteen children to mourn.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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