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Mrs. Charles E. James 1877-1915


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 3/21/2023 at 13:58:47

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, Iowa
Thursday, April 1, 1915
Page 1

Mrs. Charles E. James died at her home in Cairo at 5:30 Wednesday morning after suffering intense agony from burns suffered two weeks ago Monday afternoon. The fatal burns were received by her apron catching fire as she attempted to light the kitchen fire. She ran into the yard and neighbors attracted by her screams rushed to her assistance but the flames were not extinguished until she had been terribly burned. Mrs. James was born near Cairo, August 18, 1877, where she grew to womanhood. She was married thirteen years ago to C. E. James and later they moved to Cone where they resided for two years moving from there to Columbus City where they made their home for three years until about a year ago when they moved to Cairo. She is survived by her husband and three children, Lee, aged 12; Pearl, aged 11 and Gladys, age 6. She is also survived by one brother, Reed Mewhirter, of Cairo and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Erbs, of Brookings, South Dakota and Mrs. Mary Jaggard and Miss Abbie Mewhirter, of Winfield. Mrs James was a member of the Oakland Presbyterian church becoming a member of that church when a young girls. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at he church at Cairo conducted by Rev. Cameron of Morning Sun.


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