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J. W. Cash

DIED: At his home in Bowman township Wednesday, June 29, 1898. Mr. James W. Cash.  Mr. Cash was native of Georgia, but moved with his parents, Mr. Ruben and Mrs. Felitia Cash, to this state when quite a boy.  He has spent most of his life within the present limits of Cleveland county.  He entered the Confederate army when 18 years of age and was in several hard fought battles.  He was always to be found in the ranks fighting bravely for the cause he loved.  He was wounded once, but soon rejoined his command and did valiant service to the end of the war. 

During the war when but nineteen years of age, he married Miss Laura J. Tomme with whom he lived pleasantly until sixteen years ago when death called her away.  From this marriage he leaves four children survivng him.  Some ten or twelve years ago he married Mrs. Ross who survives him.  To them was born a son, but he preceded his father by one year to the better world.  Mr. Cash was a good man, a good citizen and a kind Neighbor.  He was a hard-working, painstaking man who was always in fair circumstances.  He never talked about his neighbors but preferred to do what he could to make the world better.  He was a consistent member of the Baptist church and had for quite a while been a deacon in the New Hope church and was one of the standbys of that church.

His aged mother, two brothers, Rev. W. H. Cash and General Cash, and a sister, Mrs. J.M. Whorton, are the only ones of a large family to survive him.  To the sorrowing wife and relatives we extend our sympathy.

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 14 Jun 1898