Fannie Coleman James Obituary


from the Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, newspaper

Wednesday, March 22, 1899

Mrs. Fannie James, wife of Mr. Add W. James, of McAfee, died, Friday, 7 o’clock p.m., at the residence of Mr. I. C. James of this place.  Her death was a sad shock to her many friends.  Thursday, forenoon, in company with her sister, Mrs. J. F. McChesney, alighted from the vehicle, and Mrs. James drove the rig to the livery stable.  She stepped across the street to call on Mrs. Maria James.  She was apparently in good health and for some time conversed pleasantly and cheerfully.  As she arose to leave, she fell helpless and unconscious to the floor; and thus remained in a comatose condition until Friday night, when her spirit left its mortal tabernacle and winged its flight to that mansion, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  Twenty years ago she was married to Mr. A. W. James, who survives her.  She was a daughter of W. L. Coleman, who died forty years since, and Mrs. Lucy Robb.  Besides husband and mother, she leaves a sister, Miss Sallie Coleman, and three half-sisters, Mrs. J. R. McChesney, of Louisville, Mrs. Marion M. Daviess, of Harrodsburg, and Mrs. M. F. Chilton, of Robb Station.  Soon after her marriage, she united with the Presbyterian church at Providence and ever since has been a true and faithful christian.  Handsome in appearance and amiable in disposition, she was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  The funeral was conducted Sunday, 11:00 o’clock, at Providence Church, by her pastor, and the interment was in the old cemetery.

Fannie R., wife of A. W. James, born March 18, 1856, died March 17, 1899

New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky

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