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James N. Harper

Died, at his home in Bowman township, Wednesday Sept. 14th 1898 at 9:30 p.m., Mr. James N. Harper age 62 years, 5 months and 18 days. 

Mr. Harper was a native of South Carolina, but has lived in this state for many years.  He married in his native state when young and from the marriage were two children.  A son and a daughter. The daughter preceeded him to the better world some twelve or fourteen years. The son, Mr. W. J. Harper, is now one of our best citizens and lives in Bowman township.  He also leaves a loving wife to mourn and spend a few years in this world without him.  He was a consistent Christian gentleman beliked by all who knew him.  He has been a great sufferer for several years and when the end was near he was not afraid to go but said he was happy and ready to meet the friends on the other shore.  We extend our sympathies to the sorrowing relatives and friends.

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 22 Sep 1898