James N Bruton

Transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, Jan, 2015.

Source: Olathe Mirror, Olathe, KS, Thurs. 10 Oct 1918, pg. 2.

Death of J. N. Bruton.

James N. Bruton was born in Platt county, Mo., November 18, 1847, and died at the family home in Stanley, October 2, 1918, after a short illness of seven days. Age 71 years, 10 months and 16 days.

He came to Kansas 48 years ago, locating on a farm one mile east and one and one half miles south of Stanley, where he resided until four years ago, when at the death of his youngest son, he moved to the present home in Stanley.

At the age of 19 years he was united in marriage to Miss Amie Ross. To this union nine children were born, eight of whom are still living, the youngest son, Frank, having passed to his reward August 15, 1914. He united with the 

Christian church at the age of 18 years, while he did not attend church he lived a good Christian life, a devoted father and a friend of all.

Mr. Bruton had an enviable standing in his community where he had lived so many years-almost a half century-which could have been gained only by exemplary conduct. He was kind and thoughtful, considerate of every one, always careful of his word, which, once given, was as good as done, and he will be greatly missed by citizens of Oxford township.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, and eight children: Mrs. John Schultz, of Olathe; Mrs. Fannie Waters, of Oroville, Calif.; Mrs. Mattie Miller, of Seattle, Wash.; Miss Bessie and Ross of Seattle, and Charles, Mrs. Ollie Holmes and Fred of this community. Eleven grand children and one great grand child besides a host of others relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Christian church in Stanley, the service being conducted by Rev. W. H. Scrivner, pastor of the Christian church at Olathe. Burial was made in the Pleasant Ridge cemetery.

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