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James D. McNabb

Obituary. -- JAMES D. McNABB was born in Canada Nov. 1801. In 1827 he was united in marriage to his now bereaved widow. Several years ago he emigrated with his family and a number of other friends, to the State of Indiana, and settled in Lake county; but subsequently removed to his late residence in Porter county, where he closed the journey of life June 22, 1855. His disease was an affection of the liver. -- He was converted and joined the Methodist E. Church in the summer of 1848, and continued a member of the same until he was transferred to the Church triumphant in Heaven. He was a man of few words, but these were well chosen. In counsel he was judicous and safe, always cautious; he considered a matter well before taking any important step, and then acted accordingly. As a man of business he was straight forward, correct, and prompt, always making it a matter of conscience to meet all his promises. He also had a heart of benevolence for every good cause, and a hand of charity for the poor. In social life he was generous, kind and obliging; as a Christian he was faithful in his duties and exemplary in his life. He had high regard for ministers of the Gospel, -- loved their society, and took great pleasure in entertaining them with the hospitalities of the house. He was an amiable and affectionate husband, a kind and revered father, and was enthroned in the affections of the whole domestic circle. But he is gone -- gone from the paternal mansion to a mansion not made with hands. He was a very useful, influential and active member of the church, filling the office of Sabbath Superintendent with great acceptability and usefulness. As a Sabbath School Superintendent he excelled in diligence and faithfulness any man I ever knew. Having lived in the enjoyment of the life and power of religion for several years prior to his sickness, when laid upon the death-bed, he co'd still testify that all was well, and so passed away. He is greatly missed in the Church, Sabbath School and community; but our loss is doubtless his eternal gain.

June 27, 1855. W. P. WATKINS.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: June 29, 1855
Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 27
Page: 3
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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