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From: Vicki or Tricia Breeze <>
Subject: Obituary for Thomas North - Darke County
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 08:58:35 -0400


Obituary for Thomas Jefferson North
>From the Greenville Daily Advocate 7/16/1909

Obituary - North

Brother Thomas Jefferson North, son of Benjamin and Jane North, was born
in Fairfield county, Ohio, November 14, 1834, and died in Greenville,
July 13, 1909, at 12:30 p.m., aged 74 years, 7 months and 29 days. He
was one of eight children, he being the eldest child, three of whom
preceded him to the spirit world. He came to Darke county at the age of
21 years and has been a resident of the county up to the time of his
death.

He was married to Sarah Smith January 17th, 1861. To this union were
born 7 children, four of whom preceded him to the life across the border
land.

When rebellion threatened the division and ruin of this fair land, Bro.
North shouldered his musket and went to the front. He enlistened in Co.
A, 61st Ohio Voulunteers, on the 13th of November 1861 and was
discharged on the 7th day of February, 1864. He reinlisted on the 3d
day of February, 1864 in the 82d Regiment, Company B and was discharged
on the 24th of July, 1865, being in the service from the beginning to
the close of the war.

Brother North united with the Church of Christ at Concord a few miles
east of Greenville about thirty five years ago, and was baptized by Rev.
Trobridge, and was a faithful Christian. He was a quiet, conservative
man, attending to his own affairs and strictly carrying out the Golden
Rule in the spirit of his Master.

In his death the community loses a good citizen, the wife and children a
devoted husband and father and Jobes Post a brave and honored comrade.

He leaves to mourn his departure a faithful wife, one daughter, two
sons, three grandchildren, three sisters, one brother and many other
relatives and friends.

The funeral services were held from the Christian Church Thursday
afternoon, July 15th, at 3 o'clock. Sermon on the occasion by Rev. C.
W. Heoffer, of Richmond, Ind., assisted by Jobes' Post. The body was
interred in the Greenville Cemetery.

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