JAMES CYRUS CRECELIUS

JAMES CYRUS CRECELIUS WAS BORN IN INDIANA, AUGUST 4, 1849. HE CAME TO WORTH COUNTY, MO., WHEN VERY YOUNG, WHERE THEY RESIDED ON A FARM NEAR ALLENDALE UNTIL HE REACHED THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS. ON DECEMBER 14, 1873, HE UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO FANNIE E. WILKINSON, DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. E. H. WILKINSON. TO THIS UNION TWO CHILDREN WERE BORN, DAISY MAE WHO DIED AT AN EARLY AGE AND NORMAN E. WHO LIVES IN DES MOINES. THEIR ENTIRE LIFE WAS SPENT IN MISSOURI UNTIL THEY BECAME RESIDENTS OF MOUNT AYR IN 1898. HERE MR. CRECELIUS WAS ESTABLISHED IN BUSINESS AS A PRODUCE DEALER UNTIL THREE YEARS AGO WHEN HE WAS STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS AFFECTING HIS HEALTH SO THAT BUSINESS WAS DISCONTINUED. ON SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, 1918, HIS ILLNESS BECAME MORE INTENSE AND CONTINUED UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 19, WHEN HE PEACEFULLY PASSED AWAY AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. C. W. ROBERTS. MR. CRECELIUS HAS BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR THE PAST FORTY YEARS, UNITING WITH THE CHURCH OF CHRIST AND SEVERAL YEARS LATER UNITING WITH THE BAPTISTS. HE IS SURVIVED BY THREE BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS; N.J., OF ALLENDALE, MO.; J.A. OF KINGFISHER, OK.; O.B OF RENO, NV.; MRS. S. J. HARPER OF MILO, MO. AND MRS. J. A. VOLLOGEL OF GRANT CITY, MO. HE HAD A MULTITUDE OF FRIENDS WHO ADMIRED ESPECIALLY THE STEADFASTNESS AND DETERMINATION WITH WHICH HE FOUGHT AGAINST HIS LAST AFFLICTIONS. HE WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, WHO KNEW HIM TO BE AN HONEST AND INDUSTRIOUS WORKER. HE WILL BE MISSED ALSO IN THE CIRCLE OF HIS LODGES, WHICH INCLUDE THE MASONIC FRATERNITY AND THE ODD FELLOWS WHO HAD CHARGE OF HIS BURIAL. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT THE METHODIST CHURCH, CONDUCTED BY FRANK BEAN. THE REMAINS WERE INTERRED AT ROSE HILL.

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