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James Russell

OF Dropsy in the Chest, on Thursday morning last, 19th inst., at the Indiana Hotel in this place, Mr. JAMES RUSSELL, aged 38 years.

Mr. Russell was a journeyman printer, and as such had worked in this office most of the time for between 3 and 4 years. During the last two years of his life, he was a zealous and faithful member of the Division of the Sons of Temperance, of this place, and for a few months had been a member of the Masonic Lodge at Michigan City, and as such, as also by his generous disposition and easy manners, had endeared himself to a large number of brothers and associates. He endured much suffering during 3 months of sickness with patience, and died with resignation. It was his request that if the means he had should prove sufficient after paying other expenses, a grave stone should be procured and placed at his grave with the following inscription:

"In Memory of
Who died April 18, 1850, aged 38 years.
A Cosmopolite, and
Devoted Son of Temperance.
His youth was clouded with adversity; but he has gone to that repose for which his spirit panted. Peace to his ashes."

The relatives of Brother Russell are understood to live in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

The following preable and resolutions were adopted by the Valparaiso Division, at their meeting called for the occasion on Friday, 19, at 1 P. M.:

Wereas God in his infinite wisdom has been pleased to again visit us, by the agency of the relentless hand of death, taking from our "Fraternal Circle" our much esteemed and greatly to be lamented Brother, James Russell, one of the Charter members of this Division, whoi has, since his connection with us, been careful to "preserve unsullied on his part the reputation of the Sons of Temperance:"

Therefore, Resolved, That we as a Division, deeply feel the loss which we have sustained, by this sad and solemn bereavement.

Resolved, That by the reappearance of the "Grim Monster" amongst us, we are admonished of the uncertainty of human life, and of the stern necessity of each of us being prepared for the melancholy call.

Resolved, That as a token of the respect which we feel for the memory of our deceased Brother, we will attend his funeral in the appropriate Regalia of the order, and that we will clothe our Charter and Emblems in mourning, and that we will go into mourning for the space of 30 days.

Resolved, That the Editor of the Practical Observer be requested to publish the above preamble and resolutions.

The funeral took place accordingly at 2 P. M., at the Methodist Church.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: April 24, 1850
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 39
Page: 2
Column(s): 6

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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