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.
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.
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