"Uncle Jimmy" Clearwater, aged pioneer citizen passed away at the family home, three miles east of Arnett, Friday, following an illness of several weeks. A hard working, honorable man, Mr. Clearwater was respected and liked by everyone, known as a good husband and father, a loyal friend and good neighbor, his life was well spent in labor and love for those near and dear to him. "Uncle Jimmy" as he was known by friends was one of the communities good men and his passing brings a feeling of sorrow to all who knew him.

James Alfred Clearwater was born in Stilesville, Indiana, on March 22, 1872, and departed this life at his home near Arnett, Oklahoma, Friday morning November 10th, at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 28 days.

Jim as he was commonly known to his friends came to Ellis county in 1904 where he has made his home since. Here he met and was united in marriage to Miss Helen Doane on February 17th, 1913. To this union was born three children, Ivan of Grimes, Oklahoma, Mrs. Ruby Thompson of Alpaugh, California; and David who died in infancy. In 1924 Mr. Clearwater accepted Christ as his Savior and left his testimony as being ready to meet his God.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his devoted wife, his son and daughter five grand-children and tow brothers, Leonard of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Edward of Cloverdale, Indiana, and a host of relative and friends.

During his long weeks of illness he was patient, never complaining or wanting to be a burden to anyone.

We will miss himóBut we will look beyond this vale of tear for comfort. Our loss is his gain.

Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider

Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society


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