Jacob Brubaker, one of the aged and highly respected citizens of Tingley passed away at his home in that city Tuesday, October 8, aged 77 years and 27 days, after an illness of several months duration. Mr. Brubaker was born in Winn County, Ohio, December 10, 1840, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Brubaker. He grew to manhood in Ashland and Richland Counties, Ohio and when twenty-four years of age came west and settled in Ringgold County. Two years later he returned to the old home and was united in marriage with Miss Luvina Goon at Davis, Ohio. With his bride he returned to Ringgold County and the home was established near where the town of Ellston is now located. Here they lived for two years and then moved to a farm in Liberty Township, where they resided until October, 1909, when they moved to Tingley. Mr. Brubaker is survived by his wife, who is in very feeble health, two sisters: Mrs. James Bradshaw of Peyton, CO. and Mrs. M.E. McBride of Humansville, MO., and his adopted son, Roy Brubaker of Brush, CO., who came from his home in August to be with him and minister to him during his last illness.
Mr. Brubaker was a man of kindly disposition and was honored and respected by all his acquaintances. In early manhood he united with the Dunkard, or Brethren Church and remained a consistent and devoted member throughout his life.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Tingley, conducted by the pastor Rev. Branson, and the body was laid to rest in the Tingley Cemetery.