James Madison Young
James Madison Young, son of John and Elizabeth Young, was born in Hamilton county, Ill., March 27, 1858. Departed this life at his home in Rinard, Ill., November 10, 1925, aged 67 years, 7 months and 14 days.
He was married to Rachel C. Huffstutler, July 7, 1881. Five children were born to this union: two sons, Clarence, of Rinard, and William, who preceded his father in death December 10, 1918, and three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Shehorn of Clinton, Illinois, Mrs. Ella Schnell of Johnsonville, and Miss Bessie at home.
Mr. Young was converted some forty years ago, and united with the Ten Mile Missionary Baptist church in Hamilton county. After he had made Wayne county his home, he placed his membership with the Indian Prairie (Bunker) Baptist church, where he retained his membership until death, which came as a relief to his pain-racked body after about twenty-two months of intense suffering, which he bore with great patience, often expressing his desire to pass on and thus find relief. A few days before the end came he called his loved ones to his bedside and told them that he was going to heaven and asked them if he would see them there. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Of his immediate family he leaves his faithful companion, four children, three grand-children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted at the Indian Prairie church, Thursday afternoon by Rev. Roy Kessel. Interment in the cemetery near by.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our thanks to our kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in our husband, and fatherís illness and death.
Mrs. James Young and family
[Source: Flora Journal Record Nov. 19, 1925. Transcribed by Angelia Carpenter]