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James A. Gilmore 

1841 - 1917


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James A. Gilmore




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  James A. Gilmore 
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James A. Gilmore, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Grove City died at his home, corner of North Center street and Gilmore avenue, Friday morning of apoplexy.  Mr. Gilmore had been enjoying his natural good health until a few days ago when he complained of not feeling well, and he gradually grew weaker until the end came.   

Mr. Gilmore was born on a farm east of Grove City March 3, 1841.  He attended the public schools of this vicinity and later graduated from Iron City College of Pittsburgh.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers and served through the war.

He was married in 1867 to Miss Mary Neyman.  They resided on a farm in what is now known as the East End for years, later moving to the present home in Gilmore addition.  Mr. Gilmore has been a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and an elder of the church for years, having been associated with the late Dr. I. C. Keler [Ketler] as an elder and a church worker.  He also served one term as Clerk of Courts of Mercer county being elected to the office on the Republican ticket, of which party he was a staunch supporter.  

The following children survive:  Mrs. Robert N. Allison, Mrs. A. C. Harshaw and Otis L. Gilmore of Grove City and Mrs. Maude Barnes of Oakland, Cal.

The funeral services were held at his late home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Paul McConkey.  Interment was made in Woodland Cemetery.

from Grove City Reporter Herald

Submitted by C. Phillip Gilmore Sr.




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