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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
January 7, 1915

OBITUARY ~ CHRISTOPHER JAMES HESS

Christopher James Hess was born February 12, 1846, near Oxford, Pennsylvania, and died near Clearfield, Iowa, January 10, 1915, at the age of 68 years, 10 months, and 28 days, after a lingering illness. All was done for his restoration to health that could be done.

He moved during young manhood to Illinois. Mr. Hess was married to Miss Hanna Williams of Terra Haute, Illinois, March 7, 1878. Three children were given them to bless their home. The son, John Christopher, died when one year old. Miss Eunice Kate died seven years ago. Mrs. Stella Clark lives in Clearfield and was always near her father to help him.

Mr. and Mrs. Hess came to Iowa in 1887 and settled on a farm north of Clearfield, and have lived in this community ever since. He was a good neighbor, an affectionate father, a kind and faithful husband. He was loved by all who knew him. No one came to him for assistance but got it if it were possible for him to give it.

Besides his immediate family he leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah Brogan of Oxford, Pennsylvania, to mourn his decease.

On December 15th, 1914, Brother Hess sought the Lord in prayer and confession of sins, believed God's word and trusted Jesus as his Savor.

The funeral was conducted in the Methodist church at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by the pastor. The subject was "The Books Opened," Rev. 20:12. The body of our dear old friend was laid to rest by loving hands in the Clearfield Cemetery beside the daughter, Eunice Kate. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of a multitude of friends.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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