David Pitman Obituary

Clark County Clipper, August 29, 1901


On Friday August 23, at about 5 a.m. David Pitman died at his home two and one half miles east of Minneola.  The deceased was a little over 57 years old and was a Methodist, and an Odd Fellow, which order conducted the funeral, assisted by Rev. W. H. Patterson, who preached a short discourse to the large crowd of sorrowing friends who had gathered to pay their respect to the memory of their departed friend and brother.

Brother Pitman was a man of wonderful vitality, and battled successfully with his last enemy much longer than it was thought possible that he could.  His mind was active and he directed the work done upon his farm up to the last day of his life, but when death came, it came suddenly.  Ten minutes before the end, he called his wife to perform some ordinary household duty, apparently without a thought of death.  He was heard to struggle.  His heart stopped and he was soon dead.  His trouble was dropsy and heart affliction.

The sudden end prevented his giving the parting testimony and counsel which was desired.  But we feel certain that his peace was made with God, and a short time before his death, he lamented the fact that he had put off so important a fact so long, and rejoiced in the fact that his children were turning to the Savior while they were young, - particularly did he mention his son who died a few years ago, in the Savior's love.

W. J. Carter Pastor, M. E. Church.


Submitted by ~Shirley Brier~ in September 29, 2005.

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