DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
JAMES D. EWARD
DeKalb Democratic, Feb. 3, 1865, Friday
Contributed by Roselyn Wells
At Eastport, Mississippi, January 9th, 1865, after an illness of twenty-four hours, James D. Eward of this place, and member of Co. H, 72d Illinois Regiment, aged 25 years, 7 months and 26 days.
The subject of the above notice was long a resident of this place, and highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a young wife to mourn over the untimely death of one so young and brave. May she in this, her hour of affliction and sadness look to, and obtain consolation from "Him who doeth all things well."
The remains of the deceased have been sent for, and will be buried at this place according to the ceremonies of Odd Fellowship--of which order he was an honored member. The burial is expected to take place about the middle of next week.
We are authorized to invite the attendance of the members of Waterloo Lodge, and all others who can conveniently attend.
The following resolutions have been adopted by the Lodge of which he was a member:
HALL OF AUBURN LODGE, No. 116, I.O.O.F. February 1st, 1865
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from by us by death our beloved Brother James D. Eward, in a sudden and unexpected manner while in the defence of his country; and Whereas, this is the first removal by death which this Lodge ever sustained; Therefore, be it
Resolved, That while we acknowledge the greatness, goodness and mercy of an All-wise and Beneficent Disposer of the Universe, we bow in submission to this affliction and loss, which with saddened hearts we deeply deplore.
Resolved, That we earnestly sympathize with the bereaved widow and relatives in this their sorest affliction and imparable loss.
Resolved. That this Lodge be draped in mourning for thirty days as a token of respect due the deceased brother, and that a copy of these resolutions be presented by the committee to the widow. W. GRISWOLD, T. D. GROSS, W. VALLEAU., Committee