Obit: Ure, James D. #2 (1893 - 1914)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Ure, Prucia, Brothers, Hintzman, Lowe

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/22/1914

Ure, James D. (21 MAY 1893 - 14 OCT 1914)

The community was shocked last Wednesday afternoon to learn that James Ure had died suddenly at Menomonie where he was attending Stout school. James was a young man of high ideals and was universally liked for his quiet demeanor and high ambitions. He grew to young manhood here, graduated from the high school and it is a matter of sincere regret that he was cut off just at the time of life when his ambitions and ideals were about to become a reality. The remains were brought here Thursday and interment in the Neillsville cemetery was made Saturday afternoon. Rev. Prucia conducted the services which were attended by a large number of sorrowing friends. The pall bearers were school boy friends of James. The following from the Menomonie News gives the particulars of his death and also is an indication of the high esteem in which the deceased was held there:

James D. Ure, a first year manual training student at Stout institute, was found dead in his bed at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his rooming place, the home of Mrs. J.D. Brothers on Seventh street. He was in his usual health the day before and in excellent spirits when he retired Tuesday night. The doctor who examined the remains is of the belief that heart failure claimed the young man some time in the night.

The unfortunate youth was born May 21, 1893, in Neillsville, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Ure. All his life was spent in Neillsville with the exception of ten years beginning in 1900, when the family lived on a farm. James was a graduate of the Neillsville high school in 1913 and taught school until last June. He had a liking for manual training and entered Stout at the opening of the present school year. He had great expectations for his work in this line and his family was proud of his progress.

Yesterday noon members of the family in Neillsville read a letter from him, written Tuesday, in which he told of his great liking for the school and his work, spoke of examinations he was then taking and referred hopefully to future plans. Three hours later Mr. Ure had a telephone message from this city asking him to come at once as his son was in a critical condition. He then gave up a campaigning trip he was about to make, but was still unaware that his son was dead. At 4 o’clock the truth was broken to him over the wire and he was asked for instructions regarding the preparation of the body.

Mr. Ure arrived in the city last night and departed with the remains for Neillsville on the 9:40 a.m. train. It was apparent that he felt his loss most keenly and it was reported that Mrs. Ure was almost overcome, as James was her idol. Besides his parents the young man is survived by a brother and sister at Neillsville and a half-sister, Miss Vera Brothers, of this city.

Though not of a robust constitution, James Ure never had been sick. At the time of coming to Stout, a physical examination was made, the doctor reporting some heart weakness, but this was not considered serious.

It had been the young man’s custom to arise early and go to his boarding place for his breakfast, and often he was not seen at his room at noon. Therefore, as the day passed yesterday and he had not been seen or heard the fact caused no alarm. The shock was all the greater, therefore, when on entering his room at 2:30, Miss Brothers discovered the lifeless body.

James Ure was a young man of exceptionally good, clean habits, a conscientious student and well liked by fellow students and faculty. The funeral will be held in Neillsville probably on Saturday. A delegation of Stout students accompanied the remains this morning from Hintzman’s undertaking place to the Omaha station.

Joseph Lowe, a Neillsville undertaker, came with Mr. Ure to take the body back to Neillsville. Mr. Ure, the father, is clerk of the court of Clark County.

Miss Vera Brothers was a member of the funeral party leaving the city today.






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