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John Fath

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John Fath

Birth
Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, USA
Death
10 Jan 1914 (aged 72)
Coffeen, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Burial
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John Fath, one of the best known men of Montgomery County, died at his home in Coffeen Saturday night January 10. His death was somewhat unexpected by his nearest friends, few of whom thought his condition so critical.

He had been a resident of this county from early manhood and identified himself with agricultural interests until a few years ago, when he moved from his farm east of Hillsboro to Coffeen. He had taught school in many of the rural districts of the county and many men and women of advanced age remember him as their first teacher. He had been active in politics and had served as circuit clerk of this county. He was a man of strong convictions and had the ability to stand firmly upon what he deemed to be the right side of all questions, whether religious, political or moral.

"Uncle John" had been a great sufferer for many years. All of which everyone who met him learned to know.

On Saturday evening about 10:00 he passed away, having trusted in Jesus to save, he trusted Him to keep and to carry him over the stream of death, being a little over 72 years of age, having had meted out the threescore years and ten allotted to him.

John Fath was born in Perryville, Missouri on November 20, 1941, where he lived and grew to manhood.

At age 18, he made a profession of his faith in Jesus Christ and united with the old Mt,. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, located in his home neighborhood. On November 2, 1859 he was married to Miss Martha Mary Nugent, who survives him to mourn her loss, having been faithful, loyal and true to him until his death. To them were born ten children, five sons and five daughters, three of whom, John, Ida and Guy have gone before to the better land.

The sons and daughters who remain and sustain their loss are: Luke, Charles, Eugene, Dora, Anna, Maude and Ethel. Following the great conflict, the Civil War, our subject removed to Montgomery County, Illinois where he continued to reside until called home. For a number of years he taught school in the county and many today bear witness to his faithfulness in this important mission in his life.

Deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and though residing in Coffeen for the past few years, he remained a member of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church in Coffeen, being conducted by Rev. H. B Douglass, his adopted pastor, on Monday afternoon. Many were present to manifest their regard and respect for the departed. The remains were laid to rest at McDavid Point Cemetery.
John Fath, one of the best known men of Montgomery County, died at his home in Coffeen Saturday night January 10. His death was somewhat unexpected by his nearest friends, few of whom thought his condition so critical.

He had been a resident of this county from early manhood and identified himself with agricultural interests until a few years ago, when he moved from his farm east of Hillsboro to Coffeen. He had taught school in many of the rural districts of the county and many men and women of advanced age remember him as their first teacher. He had been active in politics and had served as circuit clerk of this county. He was a man of strong convictions and had the ability to stand firmly upon what he deemed to be the right side of all questions, whether religious, political or moral.

"Uncle John" had been a great sufferer for many years. All of which everyone who met him learned to know.

On Saturday evening about 10:00 he passed away, having trusted in Jesus to save, he trusted Him to keep and to carry him over the stream of death, being a little over 72 years of age, having had meted out the threescore years and ten allotted to him.

John Fath was born in Perryville, Missouri on November 20, 1941, where he lived and grew to manhood.

At age 18, he made a profession of his faith in Jesus Christ and united with the old Mt,. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, located in his home neighborhood. On November 2, 1859 he was married to Miss Martha Mary Nugent, who survives him to mourn her loss, having been faithful, loyal and true to him until his death. To them were born ten children, five sons and five daughters, three of whom, John, Ida and Guy have gone before to the better land.

The sons and daughters who remain and sustain their loss are: Luke, Charles, Eugene, Dora, Anna, Maude and Ethel. Following the great conflict, the Civil War, our subject removed to Montgomery County, Illinois where he continued to reside until called home. For a number of years he taught school in the county and many today bear witness to his faithfulness in this important mission in his life.

Deceased was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, and though residing in Coffeen for the past few years, he remained a member of the Hillsboro Presbyterian Church.

The funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church in Coffeen, being conducted by Rev. H. B Douglass, his adopted pastor, on Monday afternoon. Many were present to manifest their regard and respect for the departed. The remains were laid to rest at McDavid Point Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Rita A Bomher
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: Nov 6, 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44016386/john-fath: accessed ), memorial page for John Fath (23 Nov 1841–10 Jan 1914), Find a Grave Memorial ID 44016386, citing McDavid Point Cemetery, Coffeen, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Rita A Bomher (contributor 47319873).