Spencer, James


Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois, April 6, 1905


James Spencer, formerly for many years a resident of this county, died at his home five miles east of Roodhouse, Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, as the result of injuries received Tuesday evening between 5 and 6 o'clock, by being kicked in the stomach by a mule. The injured man was attended to by Dr. Smith, of Roodhouse, who called Dr. Carl F. Black of this city to the case, but their efforts to save the injured man were unsuccessful.

Mr. Spencer was born and reared in the vicinity of Murrayville and spent his whole life there until about five years ago when he removed to Greene county. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served his country faithfully as a member of the famous 101st Illinois. He was about 66 years of age at the time of his death.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, Robert and Arthur, and two daughters, Mattie Spencer and Mrs. Christina Merhall. He also leaves five brothers: John, living west of this city; Frank, of Murrayville; Wilson, of Kansas; George, of Missouri and Joseph Spencer of Bath; and one sister, Mrs. Jane Neighbors of Murrayville.

Funeral services will be held at the Bethel church this morning at 11 o'clock and interment will be in the Gunn cemetery, five miles south of Murrayville.

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