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Obits > J. H. Rusk - 1907

Submitted by Les Niemi

March 29, 1907


Former Citizen of Tampico Passes Away at His Home There -- Funeral Here Tuesday

Jerry RUSK, one of the old, stalwart honored citizens of this community died last week Friday morning at 7:30 on his farm near Woodville, Michigan, where he had moved about a year ago. Death was due to acute indigestion from which he had been a sufferer for some time. He had not been able to keep anything on his stomach but the evening preceeding his death felt considerably better, insisting that Mrs. RUSK lie down. She awakened in the night to discover that he was considerably worse and he fainted away. Medical assistance was summoned but by the time the doctor arrived he was beyond help.

The remains accompanied by the sorrowing wife and son were brought here Monday evening and the funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Methodist church, Rev. J.G. ARMSTRONG officiating assisted by Rev. C.G. WRIGHT.

Jeremiah H. RUSK was born in Mount Perry, Ohio, October 8, 1854. He married Sarah J. SNIFF in Mount Perry, March 1, 1876 and to this union four children were born, three of whom survive. The family moved to a farm near Tampico in 1880 where they resided until 1905 when they came to Tampico on account of his health. A year later they moved to a farm near Woodville, Michigan, which he had purchased and was actively engaged in conducting. He had rented the farm for this year and was planning to return to Tampico when stricken.

Mr. RUSK was a good citizen and universally esteemed by everyone for his sterling integrity and splendid character. He was a member of the Methodist church which he joined when twenty years old and was actively identified with the Tampico camp of Modern Woodmen, where he was repeatedly elected to the highest office, the consul. He carried a policy of $2000 in the society.

The stricken wife and three children, Mrs. Addie WINCHELL, Clarence and Charles all of Tampico are surviving members of the family who indeed have the sympathy of many friends.

The pall bearers were M.A. PALMER, C.R. ALDRICH, Frank DAVIS, Ray McKENZIE, Will LOVE and H.W. DENISON. The Woodmen with the Forrestors in uniform attended the services in a body also having charge of the services in the Tampico cemetery. The floral tributes were nice, among them was a "vacant chair" from the M.W.A.

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