years of suffering death came as a welcome release to Mrs. James
McClain on Wednesday night, 10 Jan 1917, in her 58th year.
For eight years she suffered
greatly with rheumatism. Eight weeks before her passing pneumonia
seized her. When this was conquered dropsy developed with other
complications. After intense suffering, borne with Christian
patience and fortitude, she finally was released and went home.
The late Mrs. McClain had a
mild and cheerful disposition. In her daily life and in training her
family to love their Maker she manifested a beautiful Christian
Character. She loved and was loved by all who knew her.
The funeral services were
held on Sunday afternoon,
14 Jan 1917, from her home to the Salem Methodist Church, in charge
of the pastor, Rev. N. A. Hurlbut.
After service in the church the body was laid to rest
in the Salem Cemetery by the side of her two children, who had
She leaves to mourn her loss
her husband, two daughters and one son, Mrs. John Botwright of
Hagersville, and Harvey and Hattie at home, and three grandchildren.
The bereaved ones have the
sincere sympathy of all.