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
City Reporter Herald
C. Phillip Gilmore Sr.