JAMES LEMON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Erie Record, Friday, Oct. 14, 1910, Pg. 1
Died: Oct. 7, 1910
The Following Day.
Dr. James Lemon died at his home in Erie last Friday, October 7. He was 69 years, 3 months and 17 days of age. Death was due to a chronic disease of the nervous system.
The deceased was born in Mansfield, Ohio, on June 20, 1841. He was reared on a farm near that town and in 1862 he enlisted in the 54th Ohio Infantry. He served in the company during the entire war. He was with Sherman on Sherman’s famous march to the sea. Following the war Dr. Lemon returned to Mansfield, Ohio, where he at once took up the study of medicine. In 1868 he was married to Mrs. A. A. Milligan, who was the mother of Mrs. M. E. Lake of this city. In 1870, Dr. and Mrs. Lemon moved to Kansas and located in Buffalo, in Wilson county. At this place the doctor practiced medicine for several years. He later moved to Mound Valley where he resided until he moved to Erie in 1888. After coming to Erie Dr. Lemon practiced medicine and was a partner in the Lemon & Lake drug store. About ten years ago he retired from the drug business and sold his interests to Dr. M. E. Lake. At the same time he stopped his practice of medicine.
Dr. James Lemon was a good citizen in every sense of the word. He was always for any improvement that would in any way benefit the town. He was a member and an active worker in the Presbyterian church. He has many friends in Erie who will miss his absence to a large degree.
The deceased is survived by his wife, a step daughter, Mrs. M. E. Lake, of this city, and by one brother and three sisters who live in Ohio. His brothers and sisters were unable to be here and attend the funeral.
Funeral services were held at the Lemon home in Erie on Saturday. The Masonic order had charge of the services. Rev. W. P. Wharton, pastor of the M. E. church, delivered the sermon and a quartette from the Presbyterian church furnished the musical numbers.
The remains were laid to rest in the Erie cemetery and the earth has swallowed another of Eries good citizens and an old soldier.