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TAMPICO TORNADO
Feb. 7, 1924, 2;4

FORMER RESIDENT LAID AT REST

Word was received here last Thursday by relatives of the death of Mr. I. J. Booz, a former resident of this place, which occurred at Omaha on January 31. The remains arrived in Sterling early Saturday morning, accompanied by his wife, two daughters Mrs. Margaret Daniel and Miss Helen, and little grand-daughter, Dorothy Daniel, and were brought here for interment.

The news of the death of Mr. Booz came as a severe blow to his many fiends, as no news of his illness had reached them until the sad message of his passing came.

Isaac Jennings Booz, son of David and Sarah Booz, was born in Camden, New Jersey; August 23, 1852. The family wee very early settlers of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When about five years of age he came to Peru, Illinois. on December 2, 1885, Mr. Booz was united in marriage to Charlotta Sanders of Tampico, Illinois. For eighteen years he was connected with the building department of the C. B. & Q Railroad at Galesburg, Illinois. He lived in Tampico for six years, preceding the last year and a half's residence in Omaha, Nebraska. During a series of evangelistic meetings held by "Billy" Sunday in Galesburg, Mr. Booz united with the First Congregational Church of Galesburg. He was also a member of the Yorktown Lodge No. 655 A. F. and A. M. of Tampico, and a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of Galesburg. He passed away in Omaha, Nebraska Jan. 31, 1924. Aged 71 years, 5 months and 8 days.

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Services were held in the Tampico Methodist Episcopal Church. Sunday afternoon. Feb. 3rd. at half past two o'clock, the pastor Rev. I. A. Woodrow officiating with Rev. S. L. Cobb assisting. The local Lodge of Masons attended in  a body and had charge of the services at the cemetery.

The pallbearers were J. H. Cooley, Albert Ferris, John Backlund, J. M. Olsson, John W. Johnson and E. W. Meredith. Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery.

Many beautiful floral offerings were evidence of the esteem in which the deceased was held, among them being pieces from the Nebraska Car Co., the Sherman-McConnell Drug Co., and the Saratoga Drug Co. of Omaha.

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