Moberly Daily Monitor, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri May 11, 1909, page 1
DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN
A. J. FEATHERSTON STRICKEN WITH APOPLEXY YESTERDAY EVENING, DEATH FOLLOWED QUICKLY.
Deep sorrow is felt in many homes today, and all Moberly shares in the grief caused by the death of Mr. A. J. Featherston, which occurred last night at his home No 416 Taylor street.
Mr. Featherston suffered a severe stroke of apoplexy last evening at supper and sank rapidly until about 11:30 o'clock, when the Angel of Death relieved his suffering and his spirit was ?-ed to the great beyond.
Mr. Featherston was feeling well as usual yesterday, spending the afternoon at his wife's grave, in Oakland Cemetery, and returning home about an hour before supper time.
Deceased was one of Moberly's oldest and most universally respected and well known citizens and a man of high integrity and flawless morality. The greater part of his life has been with only good deeds and kindly words to survive him and keep his memory dear to those who knew him.
Mr. Featherstone was one of the most prominent and active Masons in this section of the state, having been a member of that fraternity for about fifty years. On the fiftieth anniversary of his becoming a member of the Masons, he was honored with a purse of $50 by the membership.
Deceased was 82 years of age and leaves two sons and one daughter, Willard and J.M. Featherston and Mrs. M. S. Barnett, all of this city. He also leaves two brothers, Elder W. M. and Martin Featherston and four grandchildren.
He was a consecrated member of the East Side Christian church. The funeral will be held from that church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Elder J. E. Donovan and Elder S. Boyd White. The obsequies will be under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity and delegations of that order are expected to be here from neighboring towns. Burial will be made in Oakland Cemetery.
LIFE OF A. J. FEATHERSTON
A. J. Featherston was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky on March 2, 1827 and died May 10, 1909, aged 82 years two months and seven days. He came to Randolph County, Mo., in the autumn of 1841 when quite a young man and located with the family on a farm eight miles east of where Moberly now stands.
In the autumn of 1852 he was united in marriage to Mary, the daughter of Preston Meals, she preceding him to the better world April 3, 1905. To this union there were six children, three sons and three daughters, also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. When Moberly was quite a small place he came here with his family and located on Taylor street, where he still lived when the summons came calling him home.
He became a member of the Christian church when quite a young man and was always faithful in the discharge of the many duties imposed upon him.
He was an elder of the East Side Christian Church for many years previous to his death. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity, honored and respected as a devoted member by all who knew him.
Green Berry Featherstone
Walker Turner Featherston
Martha Ann Featherstone Trimble
W. M. Featherston
Elizabeth Featherston Broaddus
Sarah Catherine Featherston Wood
Silas W. Featherston
Lucy Jane Featherston Wisman
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