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DOUGLASS TRIBUNE, 11 July 1902
Obituary of JAMES KENT
Uncle Jimmie Kent died at his home in this city last Thursday evening at nine o'clock, after a lingering illness of about three years, and was buried in the Douglass Cem. the following Saturday, July 5th.

Mr. Kent, who was one of the early settlers of this locality, came to Douglass in 1872. He was born in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania in 1827, moved to Illinois
in 1850 and was married to Elizabeth Forgy March 25,1858, she dying November 8, 1872. By that union four children were born, two of them, Mrs. M. Theetge and Doug Kent, are still living.

He married May 14, 1876 to Nancy Cunningham and six children were born to them, two of whom are now living.

The funeral services were conducted at the home of Rev. F.M. Romine, after which the Masonic Lodge of Douglass took charge of the body and conducted the
remainder of the ceremony. Mr. Kent having been a member of that order over 35 years.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marland Boucher


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