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James M. Griswold was born at Mill Shoals in White County, Ill., July 21 1858 and departed this life February 7, 1936 at the ripe old age of 77 years 4 months and 17 days.


He was united in marriage to Mary E. Brooks August 30, 1885.


To this union 8 children were born.


His wife and one child preceding him in death.


He leaves behind to mourn his departure five daughters and 2 sons: Martha Hawkins and Della Papers of Mt. Carmel; Carrie Stevens, Evansville; Magalene Newport, Browns, Ill.; Louise Barnett, Griffin; Walter of Griffin and Charles of Mt. Vernon. There are 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.


He retired from active life in 1923 and spent the rest of his life with his daughter Louise. He was highly respected by all who knew him.


Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Skelton of Cynthiana


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers