Obit: DeLong, James C. (1834 - 1912)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 03/09/1912

DeLong, James C. (16 MAY 1834 - 2 MAR 1912)

James C. DeLong died at the home of his daughter in this village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) at 12:40 Saturday afternoon, March 2, 1912, after an illness of several months, aged 77 years, 9 months and 15 days. Mr. DeLong was taken ill in October 1910, and was very bad during the winter, but in the spring he rallied and was in fair health till the middle of June, when he was taken ill again. He suffered terribly at times, but was only confined to his bed for a few days during the fall. After removing from his own to his daughter's home a few weeks ago, he improved, but last week he was taken worse and Saturday morning at 5:30 he was taken suddenly with a stroke of apoplexy and the end came peacefully soon after the noon hour. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Monday afternoon and were conducted by Revs. Marcy and Wolfe. Many of the old friends of the deceased were present to pay their last respects to their fellow-townsman. Burial was in the Mentor Cemetery. Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C. J. DeLong of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rosolack of Garden Valley; Harry Campbell of Neillsville; Miss Edna Campbell and Miss Bessie Lightfoot of Fairchild.

Mr. DeLong was born at Rochester, N.Y., May 16, 1834. Later his parents moved near Tiffany, Ohio. There his father died. After his father's death, the mother took her family back to her old home in Canada. Here Mr. DeLong grew to manhood. At the age of 25, he married Miss Sarah E. Murney, July 15, 1859, at Frankfort, Ontario. In the summer of 1865, they moved to Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and remained their until 1883, when they purchased a farm a mile and a half north of this village. In 1903 the farm was sold and a home in the village was taken. Three years ago Mrs. DeLong passed away. To this union were born eight children, six of whom passed to the great beyond during their childhood.

He leaves to mourn his death, his son, C. J. DeLong of Chicago, and daughter, Mrs. W. E. Campbell of this village, also seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many cousins and dear friends.

Mr. DeLong was one of our prominent citizens and was also a much respected neighbor and friend and served for a number of years as a member of the town board. He was generous, even to a fault, and many have kind remembrances of his hospitality and assistance in the hour of need.




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