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Obituary of J. A. NELSON
Death of J. A. Nelson

Owing to the fact that the editor of this paper was himself sick in bed last week, proper notice of the death of ex-County Commissioner J. A. Nelson, of Garfield, was not given. Mr. Nelson died at his home near Garfield, Monday, June 3rd, 1901, aged fifty-eight years. He had been sick a long time, and fully realizing he could not get well, he made careful arrangements for the closing event in the drama of life, and then met the invincible challenger with a Christian resignation in keeping with the sturdiness and fearlessness of
his character.

The deceased was one of the early settlers, and most progressive farmers of Pawnee county. His home life was simple, as in characteristic of the race from which he sprang; his methods honest and straight-forward.
The “Golden Rule” seemed to be the standard of his dealing with all men. Industrious, generous, and of a congenial disposition, his friends were limited only by his acquaintances. In his death Pawnee county loses an honored and respected citizen, and his family a loving and devoted husband and father. In paying this tribute to the memory of J. A. Nelson the editor of the Eagle-Optic pens each word with a clear conscience that the highest encomiums of his character as a man, a citizen, and a Christian gentlemen, are well deserved, and cannot be over-drawn.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Friday, November 25, 2005 17:42:34

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