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Robert J. Vaughan death notice

R. J. Vaughan Died Suddenly
M. E. Church Loses a Valuable Man
Was a Man Held in High Esteem - Active in Church Work - Buried Monday
May 8, 1926

    This community was shocked Saturday morning, may 8, to learn that during the night Robert J. Vaughan had passed away. The day before he appeared upon the streets as usual and attended to his every day duties.
     Mr. Vaughan was one of the most highly respected citizens of this community. he was born at Breakabeen and in 1882, as a young man, he became a clerk in the store of Neville & Engle. Later on the style of the firm was changed to Engle Brothers and he continued as clerk for the new firm. Health failing him he gave up the position that he might recuperate his health. Not wishing to be idle, associated with him Levi Wereley and opened up a store in this village under the firm name of Vughaan & Wereley. Later on Mr. Wereley retired and he took in as a partner, Wm. Cook. This partnership continued only for a short period and was dissolved. In a moderate way Mr. Vaughan continued the business until compelled to relinquish because of ill health.
     Mr. Vaughan was a prominent member of the Methodist church and for 20 years or more handled the finances of the church as treasurer. He was careful and painstaking in his service and to a most eminent degree was acceptable to the entire membership. For the past few years he served as sexton and in this capacity gave entire satisfaction.
     At one time he was corporation collector of taxes. Afterwards he was appointed collector of taxes for school district No. 1 which position he held at the time of his death. Mr. Vaughan was a useful man in the community and he will be missed. he is survived by his wife. Funeral too place from his late residence Monday, Rev. A. J. Sunderland officiating.


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