ALBRIGHT, Jacob S. 1870-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2017 at 15:37:35
W. H. Albright's Brother Killed
Mr. J. S. Albright, a brother of W. H. Albright, of the Ivester neighborhood, was killed Tuesday at New Virginia, near Des Moines, in an auto accident.
No particulars are at hand at this writing.
The victim formerly lived in the west part of Grundy County and is well known in this vicinity.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 June 1921, pg 4
Jake Albright, of New Virginia, Ia., came to an untimely death through an automobile accident, while driving his machine. He in some manner lost control of it and plunged down an embankment which resulted in his death. His remains were brought to Eldora and funeral services were held at the Ivester church Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. John Cakerice. Burial followed in the Sheller cemetery. His pallbearers were his nephews: Joseph, Jacob, Galen and Bruce, sons of W. H. Albright, and Jacob Kennedy and Lynn Sheller.
--Grundy County Dispatch (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 July 1921, pg 8
Obituary Of J. S. Albright
Auto Accident Removes Former Resident of Grundy Center
A few weeks ago the Republican contained a brief mention of an auto accident that caused the death of J. S. Albright, near New Virginia, Iowa. We were unable at the time to get further particulars of the accident beyond that given, but the following newspaper account has since been handed us for publication.
As Mr. Albright formerly lived in Grundy county and has a number of relatives and acquaintances still living in the county, we publish his obituary and particulars of the accident below as taken from a late copy of the home paper:
J. S. Albright, who lives north of Medford, was seriously hurt in an automobile accident late Tuesday evening. The steering gear broke and the car went into a ditch. We have none of the particulars but understand Mr. Albright is quite seriously injured in his back. He was taken to the Bethel hospital at Indianola.--New Virginian, June 30, 1921.
J. S. Albright Dead
J. S. Albright, whose accident was mentioned in these columns last week, passed away Wednesday night, June 29th at a hospital in Indianola. Just a few days before the fatal accident he had had a spill in the car and it seems as if the car (a Ford touring) was not in the best of working order. Mr. Albright was quite a stock feeder and had large farming interests and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted from the Indianola M. E. church last Friday afternoon and the body was taken to Grundy Center for interment.
Jacob S. Albright was born in Grundy county, Iowa, May 2nd, 1870 and died June 29, 1921. His death was the result of an auto accident in which the front gears of the machine became unmanageable and plunged --unreadable--a fifteen foot embankment.
"Jake" (as he was usually called) was the seventh child in a family of eleven children, six girls and five boys. His father, Jake Albright, his mother and two sisters have proceeded him to the land of eternal rest.
In the big game of life Jake played hard--he enjoyed competition. He liked a close game--but was never known to take advantage of a fellow player when he was down. Jake had great faith in Iowa and her people, he liked Iowa dirt--he was a recognized booster in any community where he has ever lived. The last eight years of his life were spent in Warren county, Iowa, where he had acquired a considerable holding of real estate. Those whom he has aided during the past years are numbered by the score, and it was six of his tenants who bore his body to the train after the funeral services at Indianola, Iowa.
During Jakes busy life he has made friends by the hundreds--he also had some enemies. His acts of kindness and mercy were many but he made mistakes.
Through it all, however, his faith in God never wavered--and it is to the farthering of the cause of the Master's Kingdom that practically all of the accumulations of his busy life have been consecrated. Jake's view of life can best be stated in his own words, which he uttered shortly before the end--when he said--"Just as you say Lord, if you want me to rest, well, if you want me to work, I will."
In the beautiful country cemetery, not far from the old home, and near to the church, which he loved and served since boyhood, the body was laid to rest.--New Virginian, July 7.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 July 1921, pg 1
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