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James Henry "Jim" Coleman
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1869
Lineville
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1959
Creighton
Cass County
Missouri, USA

89 yrs.
Son of John and Malinda Coleman, whose children included:
-James "Jim" Henry 1870/IA,
-Harriett Ollie 1872/IA-1955,
-Elsey /Elza Marion 1872/MO-1950,
-John Allen 1874/MO-1954,
-Rachel Nellie 1876-1894,
-Cornelius F 1879-

1880 census, Grand River, Bates Co MO: COLEMAN, John/40/ OH/VA/VA/Laborer, Malinda/31/MO/VA/VA, James H/10/IA, Harriett O./9/IA, Elsey M/8/MO, John A/6/MO, John A/6/MO, Rache V/3/MO, Cornelius F/6M/MO. Malinda died within the next two years, a result of childbirth, it is not known if the child survived, but believed to have been a son named "Ira". The family moved from Iowa to MO about 1871-1872.
1900 census Sherman Cass Co MO, James/32 is listed as a boarder in the home of Perry and Maria Walder and family. Brother John/25 is a single/head farming in Mingo, Bates Co, MO.

JAMES HENRY COLEMAN Obit dated 8/27/1959, Creighton Banner
James Henry Coleman, the eldest child of John and Malinda Coleman, was born Dec 27 1869 in Lineville, Iowa, and entered in to rest August 15 1959 at the age of 89 years 8 months and 13 days.
He had been ill since June 12 and was in the care of his kind and loving wife, at their home in Creighton, at the time of his passing.
When he was only twelve years of age, he lost his mother, and went to live with Mr and Mrs Didd Gregg, and it was with them that he clled "home" until he married Miss Anna A. Martin, October 1, 1895. She preceded him in death one year later.
March 14 1906 he married Miss Amanda Jane Wells; these vows being exchanged in Clinton with the Rev. Frank Neff conducting the ceremony.
"Jim" as his many friends called him, has been a member of the First Christian church of Creighton since the year 1897.
He was a kind, loving and devoted father and husband, with a jolly disposition, always joking with his friends and the youth. He especially enjoyed treating the school children to candy and gum, with whom he had close contact during the many years that he served as custodian of the Creighton school.
He has lived his life in the vicinity of Creighton with the exception of three years which were spent in Belton where he had employment with the railroad company.
Those of the family preceding him in death were: his father and mother, three sisters and three brothers.

Those who survive and mourn his passing are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Coleman of the home; a son Leonard Coleman of Tulsa Oklahoma; a daughter, Mrs. Jake (Luella) Greenlee, Newberry, California, who was unable to attend the funeral service; a half-sister, Mrs. Belle Garrison of Clinton; four grandchildren, Keith and Gary Coleman and Mrs. Ronald (Pat) Ciger of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and James Leonard Anderson, Newberry, California; two nephews, Raymond Coleman and Dewey Harvey of Buckner; several nieces and other relatives and friends near and dear to him.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J. W. Watts of Sedalia and the Rev. Mrs. Walter Barth of Urich, at the Creighton Christian church, Monday afternoon, August 17.

Songs, "No Night There," "It Is Well With Soul," and "In The Sweet Bye and Bye" were rendered by Mrs. Earl Sites, Mrs. Lillie Sites, Mrs. George Heller, Miss Lena Randolph and Mrs. Rolla Graef, with Mrs. Elsie Birch as organist.
Casket bearers were C.W. Cox, Clifford Schnorf, E. F. Jones, A. O. Turner, J. T. Shelten and C. T. Creighton.
Burial was made in the Parker cemetery, southwest of Creighton with Shaberg's of Clinton in charge.

'We cannot and will not say
That he is dead, he is just away;
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It need must be since he lingers there.
And you, O you, who the wildest years
For the old-time step and the glad return
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love there as the love of here.
Mild and gentle as he was brave
When the sweetest love of his life he gave.' "

Note: Jim could not read or write, have some of his papers marked with his "X".

COD: Cardiac Failure and Hypertension, contributory was Uremia, R. H. McManis, D.O. was reporting physician. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Coleman (1841 - 1925)
  Malinda M. Coleman Coleman (1847 - 1882)
 
 Spouses:
  Anna A. Martin Coleman (1879 - 1896)*
  Amanda Jane Wells Coleman (1886 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  Henry L Coleman (1910 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Henry Coleman (1869 - 1959)
  Harriet Ollie Coleman Puckett (1871 - 1956)*
  Elza Marion Coleman (1872 - 1950)*
  John Allen Coleman (1874 - 1954)*
  Nellie Rachel Coleman (1876 - 1894)*
  Cornelius F. Coleman (1879 - 1910)*
  Laura Belle Coleman Garrison (1895 - 1969)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Parker-Gregg Cemetery
Creighton
Cass County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22830848
James Henry Jim Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
James Henry Jim Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
James Henry Jim Coleman
Added by: LaDon Brennan
 
 
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- OkieBran
 Added: Oct. 5, 2015
Rest in peace, great-uncle Jim.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Feb. 3, 2009
 
 
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