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 Evan James

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Evan James

Birth
Henry County, Indiana, USA
Death
1938 (aged 95–96)
Lincolnville, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Lincolnville, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID
35881746 View Source

Wabash Plain Dealer June 6, 1938:

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Evan James, 96, Lincolnville Civil War veteran, said to have been the oldest native of Wabash County residing in the county, who died Sunday at the home of his son, Chester James, at Lincolnville.

Funeral rites will be at 3 o'clock daylight time Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Mr. James was a Quaker and the service will be in the Quaker manner, relatives said.

Mr. James served with the Union Army for three years during the Civil War as a member of Company G, 34th Indiana Infantry. His death leaves but five Civil War veterans in Wabash County.

Born the son of Jesse K. and Mary Harvey James, May 13, 1842, near Lincolnville, Mr. James spent all his life in the county with the exception of three years at war, eight years in Kansas as a farmer, and three years in Vincennes, Ind., in the lumber business.

Mr. James was the second of seven children and was educated in county schools. He married Elizabeth Leedy, Nov. 25, 1869. She died Feb. 21, 1924. They had three children, Josephine, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Allen Tweedy and Chester James, who survive.

Burial will take place in the Center Grove Cemetery near Lincolnville.

Wabash Plain Dealer June 6, 1938:

Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Evan James, 96, Lincolnville Civil War veteran, said to have been the oldest native of Wabash County residing in the county, who died Sunday at the home of his son, Chester James, at Lincolnville.

Funeral rites will be at 3 o'clock daylight time Tuesday afternoon at the residence. Mr. James was a Quaker and the service will be in the Quaker manner, relatives said.

Mr. James served with the Union Army for three years during the Civil War as a member of Company G, 34th Indiana Infantry. His death leaves but five Civil War veterans in Wabash County.

Born the son of Jesse K. and Mary Harvey James, May 13, 1842, near Lincolnville, Mr. James spent all his life in the county with the exception of three years at war, eight years in Kansas as a farmer, and three years in Vincennes, Ind., in the lumber business.

Mr. James was the second of seven children and was educated in county schools. He married Elizabeth Leedy, Nov. 25, 1869. She died Feb. 21, 1924. They had three children, Josephine, who died in infancy, and Mrs. Allen Tweedy and Chester James, who survive.

Burial will take place in the Center Grove Cemetery near Lincolnville.


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  • Maintained by: David P. Curtis
  • Originally Created by: v f
  • Added: 14 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 35881746
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35881746/evan-james: accessed ), memorial page for Evan James (13 May 1842–1938), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35881746, citing Center Grove Cemetery, Lincolnville, Wabash County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by David P. Curtis (contributor 50359941).