May 16, 1925 Elm Springs Washington County Arkansas, USA
The SPRINGDALE NEWS 22 MAY 1925, Front Page ---0--- CANUP James Amstead Canup was born near Benton, Marshal County, Ky., December 6, 1840; died at his home near Elm Springs, Washington County, Arkansas, May 16, 1925; aged 75 years, five months and ten days. Married Louisa Rowlett December 1, 1870. To this union was born ten children, three sons and seven daughters. Two, Allie and Leoras, died in infancy; Cora, the oldest, died in Oklahoma some four years ago. His companion died April 6, 1915. Of the seven children living, six lived near or with him. James W., Emma J. Arthurs, Ida M. Curry, Henry T., Gertrude Walker, Ada, unmarried, lived with him and kept house for him. Lillie, the youngest, lives in Long Beach, California. All of the six children living here were with him during his sickness, which was brief, and all were present at his death, except Ida, who was on her way to Long Beach, to see Lillie, who has been sick for four months, and is not expected to live. On account of her being so low, she has never been informed of her father's sickness or death. Mr. Canup moved with his family to Texas in the fall of 1879. From there to Arkansas in November 1881, and settled near his present home. He has 26 grand-children and five great-grandchildren. Besides his family he has three brothers, Frank, John and Henry, who are still living; one sister, Manda Finny, who died in Texas eleven years ago. The three brothers live at Cucamonga, California. During his sickness he had the best of attention but nothing could stay the grim-monster, death. In the death of Mr. Canup the children have lost a faithful and loving father and the community an honored citizen. Mr. Canup made no profession of faith, but seemed content to die. We are constrained to write in closing, a portion of an old hymn: Although you flourish like the rose While in its branches green, Your sparkling eyes in death shall Close No more here to be seen.
In silent shades you will lie down Long in your grave to dwell, Your friends will then stand weeping `round And bid a last farewell
So come this moment and begin While life's sweet moments last Turn to the Lord, forsake your sins And He'll forgive the past.
Obit for Henry Canup contributed by Dennis Hinkle. Thanks Dennis!