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Gen James Harvey Paine
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1792
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1879
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

From: The Racine Daily Herald
Monday, February 24, 1879
Racine, Wisconsin

From the Milwaukee Sentinel of Saturday

The death of Gen. Jas. H. Paine was formally announced to the Bar of Milwaukee county, by the President of the Association, A. R. R. Butler, during an assembly of the members in the room of the Circuit Court, yesterday forenoon. Mr. Butler spoke as follows: It is very rarely we come together to pay our respects to the memory of one who has a stronger hold on our affections than James H. Paine. He was an honorable specimen of God's handiwork, an upright and courageous man; a man of strong convictions, with the courage to express them. A man, it is true, of somewhat extreme views in some matters, but always honest, always faithful, in all instances and all places. He died in extreme old age on Wednesday last, and although he has not been intimately or closely associated with the bar as now constituted, those who knew him familiar - as many of us did, though we may not miss him from our immediate presence on account of his being so long disabled, shall never cease to remember him as one of the ablest and truest of men. Mr. Butler also announced that the funeral would take place at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The obsequies, which took place at the family homestead on Prospect Avenue, several hours after the proceedings of the Bar, were attended by a large number of relatives and by many who had known him in the zenith of his career. The remains were in a handsome rosewood casket, decked with elegant floral tributes, and bearing a silver tablet with this inscription: "Jas. H. Paine. Died Feb. 19, 1879, aged 87 year, 5 months, and 3 days." Besides the relatives here, there were present the family of the late Byron Paine, from Madison, and Maj. Paine, of Racine, a brother of the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. G. E. Gordon, of the Unitarian Church, who at a suitable stage of the solemn proceeding, referred to the conscientious, consistent and upright course of the deceased, and to his noble stand as an antislavery man, when the cause was unpopular, and when it required such strong minds as his had been to keep it before the people until its justness should be recognized and realized. The remains were conveyed to Forest Home Cemetery and laid to rest in the family lot to which most of those who had assembled at the house had followed the hearse, Messrs. Jas. A. Mallory, E. Mariner, R. N. Austin, D. H. Johnson, and other prominent members of the Bar, serving as pall-bearers.
Also see image attached, which is from:
The Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday, June 30, 1936
Madison, Wisconsin

REPRINT of the February 25, 1879 - Obituary for Gen. James H. Paine - in a special section of the 1936 Wisconsin State Journal, titled:

Wisconsin State Journal Centennial Album 1836-1936

He was the son of Hubbell Paine born 16 March 1768 in New Milford, died 21 June 1850 and his wife Hannah born 30 June 1771 in Kent, Connecticut and died 10 July 1840, buried in Victory cemetery, Victory, Cayuga county, New York.
Family links: 
  Hubbell Paine (1768 - 1850)
  Marilla Paine (1809 - 1879)*
  Katharine A. Paine (1822 - 1896)*
  Charles C. Paine (1824 - 1907)*
  Byron Paine (1827 - 1871)*
  Clarissa M. Paine (1830 - 1915)*
  Hortensius J. Paine (1849 - 1865)*
  Harry J. Paine (1860 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
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Record added: Sep 12, 2012
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