Obituaries – William Holman James & John Aaron James


Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky Newspaper

Saturday, May 6, 1899

Mr. Holman James, son of the village blacksmith at Salvisa, Mr. John James, joined recruits for the Philippine campaign and had gotten as far as San Francisco where he died, Tuesday.  One report was that he was shot accidentally, another, that he died from natural causes.

Wednesday, May 17, 1899

The remains of Mr. Holman James arrived in Salvisa, Tuesday evening, from San Francisco, where he died of pneumonia, several days ago.  He was a son of Mr. J. A. James and had been in the U.S. army only six weeks, and was on his way to Manila, at the time of his death.

William Holman James, February 23, 1880 – May 1, 1899


The Harrodsburg Sayings, Mercer County, Kentucky

Wednesday, July 4, 1900

After many long, weary months of pain, on Sunday (July 1st) at 1:30 p.m., Mr. John James heard “Him who doeth all things well” say, “come up higher where there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”  Having cancer of the stomach, not assimilation any food, but gradually dying of hunger, he had for some past, we learn, been praying that the soul be released from the poor emaciated body.  The funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist Church (of which he was a member, having been truly converted 8 or 10 years ago) this (Monday) afternoon at 3:30 by his pastor, Rev. J. T. Fizer, after which the remains will be interred at Providence Cemetery.  He leaves a wife, six children, a mother, four sisters and a brother, with a host of friends to mourn his loss.  To the bereaved we would say:  Remember that such affections come from God, are sent for some wise purpose and under them search God’s word where you will find many precious promises.

John Aaron James, May 1, 1853 – July 1, 1900

New Providence Presbyterian Church

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