Clark County Clipper, February 2, 1928

James Warren Osborn



James Warren Osborn was born in Kentucky, December 6, 1846.  He departed this life January 26, 1928, at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 20 days.

He seemed to be in perfect health for one of his age.  He ate a hearty supper and went to bed as usual and Jesse and Earl on returning from church found him lying across the bed, all life being gone.  Undertakers and several neighbors, after examining the body decided cause of his death to be a stroke of apoplexy.

He moved to Kansas with his parents and on October 3, 1877, was married to Magnolia Ann McElvian.  She preceded him in death 2 months and 2 days.  His eight children, Mrs. Kate Swingle of Zenda, Kansas; Albert of Ashland; John, Jesse, Earl and Carl, all of Rosston; Reeze of Torrey, Utah; and Mrs. Minnie Thomas of Weslaco, Texas, all survive him besides one brother, one sister and fifteen grandchildren.

He moved with his family from Kansas to a farm 20 miles northwest of Buffalo and lived there until the time of his death.

He had been a member of the Masonic order for about 35 years.  While it was convenient for him to attend, he attended regularly.

He had been very lonely and restless since the recent death of his beloved wife.  He was a kind and devoted father and will be greatly missed by children, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from Pleasant Valley Union Church, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.  Sermon was preached by Rev. O. P. Blackwell, pastor of the M. E. church of Buffalo, Okla., Arvid T. Temple of Buffalo acted as funeral director.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 26, 2005.


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