|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1855|
|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1924|
At 11 o'clock Sunday June 8th the mortal remains of one of Scott
County's most beloved & popular citizens James Douglas Lawless was laid to rest.
St. Bartholomew's church of Murryville was no large enough to all those who formed the funeral cottage.
The Rev. Peter Paul McGinnis the rector of the church & Rev. P. Rewfels of Colorado conducted the impressive & solemn funeral services in the church & at the grave side.
No one knew Squire Lawless but to love him for he was a man of admirable character, a kind & loving father to all his children, honest & upright to all his fellow citizens. No one in need was ever turned from his door.
Mr. Lawless filled the position as school director for over twenty years & that of Justice of the Peace for over twenty-five years.
Mr. Lawless declining years were spent at his beautiful home "The Pear Hill Farm" with his apiary of special select Italian honey bees as the first duty of farming, horticulturing & stock raising were assumed by his faithful sons William, James Jr., Joseph.
For the past year Mr. Lawless begin failing in health & though not bedfast his physical condition was nerveless consider critical. He was surrounded by his loving family who will naturally feel their bereavement, especially his noble helpmate.
Mr. Lawless departed this life Wednesday evening at 9:30 June 4th.
James D. Lawless was born the 28th day of November 1855 at Rockbridge, Greene County Illinois. His parents were Michael & Bridget (Nee Ring) Lawless who moved to Scott when he was scarcely a year old.
Mr. Lawless is mourned by his brothers & sisters.
The community extends its deepest sympathy to his bereaved wife & other family members
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Born in Rockbridge, Greene, Illinois, USA on 28 Nov 1855 to Michael David Lawless and Bridget Delia Ring.
James Douglas married Ellen A Jorden and had 10 children.
James passed away on 4 Jun 1924 in Scott, Illinois, USA.
Michael David Lawless (1817 - 1880)
Bridget Delia Ring Lawless (1836 - 1916)
Ellen Agnes Jordan Lawless (1855 - 1948)
Mary J. Lawless (1878 - 1969)*
Bridget Dellia Lawless (1880 - ____)*
William H. Lawless (1882 - 1957)*
Catherine E Hart (1884 - 1954)*
Margaret T. Lawless Conlon (1885 - 1964)*
Ellen Agnes Lawless Shaw (1887 - ____)*
Anna C. Lawless (1888 - 1969)*
James Davd Lawless (1890 - 1891)*
Lucy V. Lawless (1893 - 1937)*
James Thomas Lawless (1895 - 1977)*
Martha Lawless Lonergan (1897 - 1972)*
Joseph Francis Lawless (1898 - 1993)*
James Douglas Lawless (1855 - 1924)
John Andrew Lawless (1871 - 1975)*
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 13, 2012
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