Jasper Rutledge


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 knew him.

To the 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. Currens.

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)


(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)



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