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The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1930

OBITUARY - JAMES R. KNOX.

James Rolston KNOX, son of Thomas and Easter KNOX, was born September 15, 1843, at Van Buren, Washington county, Pennsylvania, and passed away at 3:30 a.m. September 7, 1930, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. J. HARVEY, in Clearfield, Iowa, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 23 days, being the last of the family of four children.

On May9, 1872, he was married to Flora Vianna BROWNLEE of Washington, Penn., and soon after came west to Mount Ayr, Iowa, locating on a farm south of town where they made their home until the spring of 1880 where (sic) they moved into Mount Ayr, where they remained until the death of his wife who preceded him in death January 31, 1925, since which time he has made his home with his daughter in Clearfield.

During his life in Mount Ayr he was engaged as city deliveryman for stores of this place.

In May, 1927, he had the misfortune to fall and receive an injury which caused him to be confined to his bed since that time. A few weeks ago he grew worse, remaining so until the end.

In youth he united with the United Presbyterian church and remained steadfst to the vows taken when received into the church. He was a member of the United Presbyterian church at Mount Ayr at the time of his death.

He was of a very cheery nature with always a smile for every one. Though an invalid for the many years he was always patient, bearing it bravely. His friends and neighbors cherish pleasant memories of his christian character.

He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. HARVEY and Mrs. Ada G. McFARLAND, of Clearfield, Iowa, sho so devotedly cared for him in his remaining days; two grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

The funeral services were conducted from the Crew Funeral Home in Clearfield, Iowa, Monday, September 8, at 2:30 p. m., conducted by the Rev. H. B. HUTCHINSON, after which the body was brought to Mount Ayr where it was laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

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