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Obits > 1894-James Whittington

Submitted by Les Niemi

Tampico Tornado:

April 28, 1894


The grim messenger of death has again entered our midst and taken as his own a worthy and respected citizen, and old and honored soldier.

James WHITTINGTON was born in Ashland, Ohio, in April 18, 1831, and came to Illinois and located near New Bedford, Bureau county, in the year of 1854, where he resided until 1896 when he took up his residence in Tampico, where he resided until his death which occurred on Sunday, April 22, 1894.

His sickness was first the grippe which terminated in quick consumption. He was an uncomplaining sufferer and when told that the end was near, replied that he was ready to go. He was a member of the Methodist church and had lived a good life and was esteemed as a Christian man. He leaves a wife and three children, two daughters and one son.

The funeral took place at the M.E. church Monday afternoon, April 23, Rev. Geo. A. WELLS officiating and the remains were buried in the Tampico cemetery.

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