James Albert Hite (1874-1909)
HITE, INGRAHAM, ELLIOTT, SHANNON, CHAPMAN, STEGALL, DOUGLAS, SEARLES, DAWSON, PRINCEHOUSE, MAY
Posted By: Kate Hite (email)
Date: 8/13/2020 at 22:32:11
Two brothers, dying within one week and from the same disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, forms a sad record in an old family at Gilman. Albert Hite of Gilman, 34 years old, died Monday and his brother, Charles passed away at Estherville last week. (Algona Courier, Algona, IA, May 21, 1909)
Friday night, May 7, 1909, at 9 o'clock occurred the death of James Albert Hite, aged 34 years, 2 months and 2 days. Deceased was the third child born to John and Rebecca Hite. He was born March 5, 1875, near Gilman and in Jasper county. May 12, 1898, he was married to Miss Kate Ingraham of Gilman, and to this union were born five children. Surviving the deceased is the mother, Mrs. Rebecca Hite of this place; one sister, Mrs. Ida Elliott of Leanna, Kan.; two brothers, Fred L. Hite of this place and Oscar L. Hite of Wenatchee, Wash.; his wife and five children - Clarence, Harold, Lenora, Ethel and Helen. A brother, Charles E. Hite, was buried at Estherville May 4.
The life of James Albert Hite was spent in the neighborhood of and in Gilman. For many years he successfully conducted a restaurant business. By his peculiarly cheerful disposition he won for himself and his family the friendship of all who knew him, and who gathered at his funeral to pay tribute to his memory. His was a nature so full of hope that when life darkened about him his courage gave strength to those who are left in sorrow. Constant in life has left the memory of a good friend. Through pain and suffering his courage was steadfast and the staff of hope beckoned him on until the angel of death claimed him for his own.
The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. G.E. Chapman conducting the service at the Congregational church. A large crowd attended and followed the remains to Prairie View cemetery where interment took place. Beautiful flowers were sent by friends of the deceased and family.
Relatives from abroad who attended the funeral were Mrs. A. J. Stegall, Tama; Orson Shannon and wife, Marshalltown; W.C. Hite and son Floyd, Lacey; Ben Ingraham and wife and Mrs. Marlyn Douglas, Grinnell; Will Ingraham and wife, Laurel; Mrs. Geo. Searles, Des Moines; Mrs. Nettie Dawson, Chicago; M.L. Princehouse and wife, Montour, John Shannon, wife, son and daughter, Lee and Miss May, Newburg; Mesdames L.H. and Henry Shannon, New Hartford. (newspaper clipping; unknown)
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