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James Pugh

DIED. -- Of consumption, in Burton, Kansas, James Pugh, Jr., on Tuesday, June 9, in the 34th year.

James Pugh was born in South Wales, in May, 1851, and before his death was the oldest living son of James M. and Margaret Pugh. With his parents, he emigrated to America, March 25th, 1861, and lived in Delaware, Ohio, until 1869, when the family moved to Starke county, Indiana. In the following fall young James determined to try his fortunes in the far west, and went to Missouri and then in the fall of 1870, located at Fort Townsend, Dakota. At this place he remained four years. Then he worked in the Black Hills, and afterwards in Montanna. Finally tireing of the west he came to Chesterton, and in 1880 married Miss Frankie Cheeney, daughter of James and Maria Cheeney. Three years ago he was taken down with lung fever, the effects of this illness left him with a broken constitution, and consumption gradually began to show itself. About six weeks before his death, Mr. Pugh went west, hoping a change of climate might benefit him, but instead of relief, he gradually grew worse until death relieved him of his sufferings.

James Pugh was an upright and worthy man, a member of the masonic fraternity, a loving husband, and kind father. In this world's goods he had enough to make his family comfortable, and leaves them well provided for. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. Lambert, at Furnessville, and on Thursday last his remains were laid away in the Furnessville cemetery. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: June 18, 1885
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 12
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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                Westchester Tribune

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                Practical Observer
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