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Had Been Ill about Ten Days Death Due to Blood Poison 

John J. Webber, aged 26 years, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Webber, 
died at the home of his parents at 4:50 o'clock Sunday afternoon, July 26, death 
being caused by blood poison. He had been ill about 10 days, but from the first 
seemed to think he would not get well. The foundation of his trouble was tonsilitis, 
which became more aggravated and finally resulted in blood poison. 

John was a quiet, unassuming boy, and possessed a gentle nature which made him 
well liked by every one and his death will cause a vacancy in a circle of friends and 
in his home that cannot be filled. He had always lived in this city. He was converted 
in the Baptist church several years ago and joined the First M. E. church shortly after 
and has since been identified with that church.John was an active member of the B.M.I.U., 
being financial secretary of that orginization. He was also a member of the Iuka Tribe of 
Red Men. 

The funeral will be held at the First M. E. church at 3 p.m. Tuesday, the services being 
conducted by Rev. J. A. Taylor. The remains will be laid away in Oakwood. Hubert 
Webber, brother of the deceased, who is living in Salem, N.J. has been notified and will 
reach here in time for the funeral. 

July 27, 1903 Mt. Vernon Daily Register 
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Sept 26, 1997
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