Obit: Syth, James (1837 - 1913)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 11/20/1913

Syth, James (18 JUN 1837 - 7 NOV 1913)

James Syth was born June 18th, 1837, in Middlesex Co., London township, Ontario, Canada, and died in Marshfield, Wis., Nov. 7, 1913. He left his home in Canada at an early age and came to Wisconsin. Some years later he purchased a farm 5 miles south of Greenwood, Clark County, Wis. No toil and hardship did he consider too great to provide a beautiful home for his family that he loved most dearly.

A few years ago he united with the Presbyterian Church, and was a faithful consistent member, ever ready with help and sympathy to those in need.

About eleven months ago he contracted a hard cold and over exertion and a worn out condition of his system brought on kidney and nervous trouble from which he never recovered. All that loving hearts and hand and medical science could do was done, but in vain. Four weeks ago he was taken to the hospital at Marshfield, his faithful wife by his side until worn out, she was compelled to leave for home for treatment herself.

Word was sent to the home very day that the patient was in good spirits until Friday afternoon when the word came over the wires that James Syth was worse. Jimmie, always ready to assist his mother, drove them to Marshfield, but the husband and father was at rest before they reached the bedside. His last words were that he was going home to heaven. On Saturday evening the remains were brought back to his late residence.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 11th, from the family residence, and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives and the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which society he was a member, Rev. Anderson officiating. The casket was covered with floral tributes from the Rebekas, Odd Fellows and neighbors. The remains were lowered to their last resting place on a bed of evergreens in the Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. W.T. Hendren officiating at the grave with the burial service of the Odd Fellows. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and five children.



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