On last Tuesday morning occurred the death of J. C. Pearce, at his home in this city.
Mr. Pearce had lived in this country for several years and was well known and highly respected and his death has cast a gloom over the entire community.
The funeral service was held at the M. E. Church Wednesday mourning, the Masonic lodge having charge of the service.
Jess C. Pearce was born March 1, 1844, and at his death was 64 years 11 months and 21 days old. He was born in Indiana and at an early age moved to Missouri.
He entered the army at the age of 19 and served three years.
In 1866 he married to Miss Elizabeth Wade and to this union 9 children were born, 5 of whom, with his widow, survive him.
In 1880 Mr. Pearce united with the Methodist church and the same year he was ordained to the ministry. He has since that time been an earnest follower of the Lord.
He moved to Ellis county from eastern Oklahoma in 1900 and filed on a claim on which he lived until a few months ago when he moved to town.
Besides his wife, 6 children mourn the loss of a good and kind father, Edward, of Caluiga, Colorado, Chas. C. and V. G. of Arnett, and Mrs. Minnie Skidgel of Arnett.
The Capital joins with the many friends of the bereaved family in extending sympathy.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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