December 14, 1922
JAMES LEWIS ETHINGTON
Mr. Jas. L. Ethington, one of the longtime citizens of this community, died at his home early Tuesday forenoon. Mr. Ethington was taken with a severe heart attack at nine o'clock Saturday evening, and continued in very serious condition. He was thot to be slightly better, but succumbed suddenly at the end. The sympathy of all friends is extended to the wife and children, some of whom live at a distance. Funeral services at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
December 21, 1922
OBITUARY ~ JAMES LEWIS ETHINGTON
James Lewis Ethington, oldest son of Joseph H. and Mary A. Ethington, was born near Seneca, Kansas, on Oct. 23. 1862, and died at his home in Clearfield, Iowa, Dec. 12th, 1922, being at that time 60 years, 1 month, and 19 days old. His last illness was short, death resulting from a heart attack after but three days illness.
On May 25th, 1886 at Maryville, Missouri, he was united in marriage with Miss Annettie McLaughlin, and to this union were born seven children, one dying in infancy. Those remaining are:— Mrs. Mattie Reed, of Friona, Texas; Mrs. Myrtle Shaffer and Clarence Ethington, of Clearfield; Frank of Huron, South Dakota; Harold of Alden, Iowa; and Mrs. Lena Clarey of Clearfield.
Besides the wife and children, Mr. Ethington is survived by one sister, Mrs. Harry A Hogue, of Superior, Nebraska and by four brothers, David and John of Edgar, Nebraska; H. A. of Des Moines, la; and Chas, of Lenox, Iowa. There are eighteen grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Ethington came to Iowa in 1889, and located on a farm near Clearfield. They have ever since resided near this place, coming to Clearfield from the farm about five years ago.
Mr. Ethington was a member of the Clearfield Methodist Church. He had for thirty years been a member of Goshen Lodge, No. 53, I. O. 0. F. of Diagonal, Iowa. He was an honest and upright citizen, a kind neighbor and friend, and a loving husband, and father, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The funeral services were held at Clearfield Methodist Church on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 17th, attended by a concourse that filled the church completely. Members of his fraternity were seated in a body to the number of about fifty. The pastor, Rev. Calkins, conducted the service, using selections from the Book of Job and from Revelations as a basis for the sermon. Music was by a quartet, with a solo by Supt. Heaton.
The service at the cemetery was by the Odd Fellows, the ritual of Order being followed.
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