One of the pioneer settlers
of this county, in the person of J. K. McMichael of Townsend
Township, departed this life Friday morning about 7 o'clock.
The deceased, who had
reached the ripe old age of 82 years, was of a very quiet and
reserved disposition, a noble type of manhood, a Christian gentleman
and a most devoted and loving father.
Although naturally declining
in health for some time, Mr. McMichael was not confined to bed much
over five or six weeks.
By his demise the Baptist
Church, of which he was for years a member and a deacon, loses a
very valuable and influential member, and this community a most
highly respected and exemplary citizen.
The funeral took place on
Monday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence. The services were
conducted by Rev. E. R. Fitch, assisted by Elder Moore and Elder F.
C. Elliott, former pastors of the deceased.
The pall bearers were
deacons A, M. Little of Vancouver, W. E. Mason, R. D. Gibson, F. L.
Culver, A. Hellyer and Dr. O. H. Duncombe. Interment took place in
the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.
Besides an aged and
sorrowing widow, the deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. T. D.
Duncombe, and two sons,
J. H., a farmer across the road from the homestead and
L. B., at home, to mourn his loss.
To these the sincere
sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.