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 James Hultz Calhoun

James Hultz Calhoun

Birth
Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Oct 1895 (aged 69)
Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, USA
Burial Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 161005628 · View Source
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JAMES HULTZ CALHOUN

Was born August 2, 1826, in Muskingum county, Ohio, where he lived until 1843 when, with his parents, he removed to Mercer county, Illinois. In 1848 he returned to Ohio and remained there until 1854. Again he came to Illinois and made his home near Sunbeam until February, 1885, when, on account of failure of health and with a desire to be within reach of the privileges of the church the remainder of his days, he came to Aledo to make his home. At different times he was under severe and protracted affliction. His final sickness began about the first of last June and caused a gradual wasting away of strength until death came to his relief Monday morning, October 21, 1895, at 5 o'clock.

In the year 1854 he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Associate Reformed church in Crooked Creek, Ohio, under the pastoral of Rev. Benjamin Waddel. He has been a faithful member of the U. P. church since the time of the union of the Associate and Associate Reformed churches in 1858. The prominent characteristics of this departed brother were such as to commend the religion he professed. He was an epistle of Christ known and read of men. He had evidently attained a high degree of spiritual growth. The graces of the spirit were daily manifest in his walk and conversation. He was able to give a reason for the hope that was in him, having an intelligent view of the word of God. He was especially characterized by meekness, patience and an humble submission to the overruling providence of his Heavenly Father. Those who have known him best and longest have remarked that "He was the most patient man they ever knew." And during all the time of his sickness, notwithstanding his intense suffering at times this characteristic was prominent. There was no murmuring, no complaining, no doubting.

Mr. Calhoun was the son of James and Betsey Calhoun, both of whom are deceased. He leaves four brothers, John K., Samuel C. and Alex T., of this vicinity, Joseph C. of Bedford, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Lorimer of New Concord, Ohio, and Miss Betsey of this city, whose home had always been with the deceased and upon whom his death falls with unusual severity.

The funeral was held from the United Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. M. Story conducting the service.

(The Aledo Press - October 25, 1895)


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  • Created by: E. M.
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161005628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hultz Calhoun (2 Aug 1826–21 Oct 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161005628, citing Aledo Cemetery, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by E. M. (contributor 47118572) .