|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1863|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1909|
On last Sunday at four p.m., Mr. J.S. Stapp, who had been lingering on the border land of death for several weeks yielded to the grim reaper, and his spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. The announcement of his death was not a surprise, for his condition was known to be serious.
In January he was stricken by paralysis in one side and for three or four weeks there was some hope of his recovery, but at that time he received the second stroke, which showed plainly that the end of his earthly career was almost reached, and his death has been expected ever since.
Apparently in the midst of good health and in the prime of manhood he was stricken in the twinkling of an eye, brought from the active stage of life to a helpless, hopeless condition to await the summons which is in store for all.
That he was a good citizen and a man who had a strong hope and an abiding faith in the precious promises, is not questioned by those who intimately knew him. A man of deep convictions, steadfast in his conceptions of right and unmovable in his devotion to principle and friends, he had many who loved and admired him.
He had been unusually successful in business for a man in this section of country and had accumulated a good estate, but no man in all the country was more generous to the poor or to religious or educational causes. A man of means, he was a man of sympathy and the kind that proved it by works. To recount his many generous acts in relieving distress, in gladdening the hearts of the disconsolate, and in advancing religious and educational work is not within our reach, but he was far more generous and more thoughtful than millions of his fellows who have been equally blessed.
In justice to his memory we can say that he was true to a friend and open with a foe, zealous to his convictions and firm in any cause he espoused. He was in his forty-sixth year of life, a member of the Providence Baptist church which was almost the idol of his existence, he having built and equipped it. He left ample evidence with those associated with him that death was not a terror and that he was ready and willing to go. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.B. Cave in the Providence church, crowded to its full capacity, with friends throughout the county who were there to witness the last sad rites. The body was buried near the church which he had built and the beautiful flowers placed on the mound indicates his resting place and a tribute of love and esteem.
To his sorrowing wife, three sons, and two daughters, The News joins in their many friends in extending sympathy.
As owner and proprietor of the Columbia Spectator he was an agreeable opponent and never at any time crossed the boundary line in business methods that would mar pleasant relations between the two offices. Having interests in various sections of the country he was a busy man all the while. In connection with his sons he was engaged in the livery business in this town which the young men are left to conduct.
(The Adair County News, Mar 24, 1909)
William Stapp (1831 - 1901)
Hannah J. Blair Stapp (1835 - 1886)
Hattie Clark Stapp (1861 - 1951)
Edith Marvin Stapp (1895 - 1896)*
Pearlie Esther Stapp (1900 - 1900)*
Sarah Elizabeth Stapp Conover (1852 - 1925)**
John Milton Stapp (1854 - 1897)*
Nancy Ellen Stapp Young (1857 - 1929)*
Junius Portman Stapp (1859 - 1930)*
William E. Stapp (1861 - 1937)*
James Samuel Stapp (1863 - 1909)
Providence Baptist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54971744
~Honor the Lord with thy substance,and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:~ And so he did|
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