Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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The late Honorable James Strain was one of the most able attorneys Concordia has ever known. He was a man of rare ability, one of the first members and the first ruling elder (which office he held nine years) of the Presbyterian church.

The news of his death cast a gloom over the community where he had lived ten years and assisted in every public enterprise. He was a man of rare ability and brilliant attainments. He died January 25, 1880.