Jasper Rutledge, son
of Robert G and Elizabeth A. Rutledge was born
July 31, 1858 near Adair, and departed this life
February 24, 1916 aged fifty-seven years, six
months and twenty-four days.
His demise was due
to an attack of pneumonia and heart trouble. He
had been in feeble health for the past several
years and his frail wasted body could not long
withstand the ravages of disease and his fatal
illness was only a few days duration.
He was united in
marriage to Miss Elizabeth Scudder of Industry,
Nov. 14, 1889 and to this union three children
were born: Lola, Glenn and Glade, who with the
wife and mother and two sisters Mrs. Jane
Effland of Table Grove, Ill and Mrs. Amanda
Livingston of Abingdon are left to mourn his
departure. The father, mother, one brother and
three sisters, preceeded him in death.
His entire boyhood
was spent with his parents on the farm in
McDonough Co. north of Adair.
In his younger days
he was a great Sunday school worker in the
United Brethren church at Pilot Grove but on the
account of ill health in later years he was
unable to attend. Although he was a member of no
church, he exemplified, by his pure and
honorable life, the teachings of the golden
rule. He was a man of good habits, a fine moral
character and was highly respected by all who
broken-hearted wife, and children, who sit in
sorrow, to them is extended the sympathy of
their many friends, and when they have drained
the cup of sorrow, may the peace that passeth
all understanding come to them from "One who
cares for each little sparrow that falleth."
The funeral services
were held at the Adair United Brethren church
Saturday noon by Rev. Herbert Turner of Prairie
City who read the 90th Psalm and used for his
text, John 14:1.
The following songs
were sang: Jesus Lover of My Soul; Will There Be
Any Stars? Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, and
Asleep in Jesus; touchingly rendered Allen
Leighty, Verla Haist, Leo Herndon and B. E.
The pall bearers
were cousins of the deceased and were: M.M.
Taylor, Wallace Rutledge, Jason Taylor, Harry,
John and Robert Rutledge.
Interment was made
in the family burying ground in Barker cemetery
four miles east of ..... (last word unreadable)