Obit: Scoles, James (1865 - 1919)



----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 02/13/1919

Scoles, James (21 APR 1865 - 4 FEB 1919)

James Scoles, after years of patient suffering through an affliction of cancer, answered the final summons at his late home in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., about 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Feb. 4, 1919. Mr. Scoles was born at Bloom City, Richland County, Wis., April 21, 1865. He was married at Red Cloud, Neb., Dec. 8, 1888, to Miss Leah Heston. Mr. and Mrs. Scoles moving from Nebraska here in Nov. 1900, settled on a farm in the town of York. He was a good carpenter and spent much of his time engaged in that trade. His wife died here Sept. 7, 1901. He never remarried and with his daughter, Jessie, moved from here to Neillsville only a year ago last fall.

To know Mr. Scoles was to admire him, for he had those traits of character, which always command respect. He was of a sympathetic nature and no person in trouble ever went to him and was turned away. He had a conception of what constitutes true citizenship and these attributes entered into his everyday life. He never uttered an unkind word against anyone; that was foreign to his nature. He was an honored member of the Church of Christ for more than a quarter of a century past. His sunny disposition and steadfast adherence to the highest ideals, made his life an example well to be patterned after. He is survived by one son, Calvert Scoles of Salt Lake City, Utah and one daughter, Miss Jessie at home; by two half-brothers, Jan Spry of this place and C. R. Spry of Richland Center; by two stepsisters, Mrs. John Patno of this place and Nora Ferrel of Chili.

The funeral was held from the Adventist Church here at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. Wilson Mallory officiating. Interment was made in the Loyal Cemetery beside the body of his beloved wife. All the aforenamed relatives were here and in attendance at the funeral. His son Calvert came from salt Lake City, Utah a month since and with his sister, Miss Jessie, remained in constant attendance at the bedside of this beloved parent the weeks since. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these sorrowing children in this their sad hour. (Granton News)



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