Pioneer Citizen Passes Away
J.H. Elam, of College Hill, Died
Tuesday Night of Paralysis
J.H. Elam, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this section of
the state, died at his home near College Hill at 11 o'clock Tuesday night
(January 5, 1926). Mr. Elam had not been in good health for some time but it
was not thought dangerous as he was able to be up most of the time, but
about a week ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and continued to grow
worse until his death. Mr. Elam was 72 years of age, and lived in this
county for many years and has raised a large family of boys and girls, most
of whom survive him. He was a good, christian gentleman, always standing for
the things that tend to make better towns, communities, churches, and
schools and his influence will be sorely missed in the community where he
lived. His remains were laid to rest in the College Hill cemetery Thursday
afternoon amid a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends who
gathered there to pay their last respects to his memory. He is survived by
his wife, two sons, George and Owen and four daughters, Mmes. Isabel
Garrett, Vienna Williams, Ella Blount and Mary McRae. The Courier extends
its sympathy to the bereaved family in the loss of their husband and father.
Pike County Courier, Volume 38, Number 2, January 8, 1926; page 1, column 6.
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