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E. Pearson was born in Hopewell, N. B. September 5th, 1826 and died at White City, Kas. Nov. 27th 1901, aged 75 years 2 months and 22 days.

After marrying Miss Sabina Peck and the birth of their children, Anna and Albert, they moved to Chicago where his wife died. He then took Anna and Albert back to his friends in Canada. Marrying again a Miss Susan Thompson of St. John, N. B., he and wife and Anna and Albert came back to Chicago, where they resident till ‘71 when they joined a colony that located near White City and Skiddy. Mr. Pearson homesteading the place north of White City where he lived all these 30 years till his death. His second wife died here Aug. 13th. 1887. To them were born Arthur, Walter and Florence.

Florence married Mr. Baxter and died during their residence at Council Grove and was buried at this city. Mr. Pearson’s life was above reproach and highly exemplary. He was a conscientious and devoted Christian man and was one of the constituent members of the 1st Baptist church of this city, which was organized by Rev. Jas. Chilson, now of California, in 1884 and the church house was built the following year.

His funeral services were conducted at his home Thanksgiving day at 2 o’clock p. m., his former pastor, Rev. J. S. Heagy now of Peabody conducting them, which service was very largely attended by his many sorrowing relatives, friends and neighbors.

"The memory of the just is blessed" Prov. 10:7.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, they shall rest from their labors and their works shall follow then." Rev. 14:13.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jane M. Fraser

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