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Saturday, July 20, 1912 (Marshall Mountain Wave) OBITUARY John R ADAY-After an illness extending over two weeks, Mr. John R Aday, a prominent merchant of Marshall, died at his home here on Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at the house Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Chas. N. DeWitt, after which the cortege, accompanied by the Masonic lodge and Woodmen of the World camp, and a large concourse of friends, wended its way to the cemetery, where the last sad rites were performed under the auspices of the orders to which deceased was a member. Mr. Aday was for many years one of the leading spirits in any enterprise that would tend toward the advancement of Marshall and Searcy County. Always generous and active in behalf of others, he built up a large acquaintance not only in the comfines of his home county and state, but abroad. He was 43 years of age. John R. Aday was born in Pope County, Ark., January 3, 1869. He was married to Miss Josie E. West, of Murillo, Ark., March 25, 1888. To this union was born eight children, five boys and three girls, all of whom are living and reside in Marshall. The children are: Arvilla, Coy, Lawson, Wade, Dewey, Eula, Pearl and Ruth. Mr. Aday was elected Circuit Clerk of Searcy County in 1894, and was re-elected to the office in 1896. In 1900 the Republican party, of which he was an ardent supporter, nominated him for prosecuting attorney of the 14th Judicial District, but (he) was defeated by James M. Shinn, Democrat. Besides his large mercantile establishment and property holdings in Marshall, Mr. Aday had interests in mining and farm lands over Searcy County, and real estate in Oklahoma, also large real estate interests in Leslie and other places. In his death the bereaved wife and children lose a loving husband and kind father, our town one of its progressive and prominent business man, the Baptist Church, of which he was a consistent member, one of its most ardent and faithful supporters, and the community at large a friend indeed.
 Added: Mar. 22, 2010

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