The word, "Mrs. Emma J. James dead" was flashed over our town last Saturday, June 27, 1915, as on the wings of the wind, after the news came over the wire from Ft. Worth, Texas, where she had gone a few days before to undergo an operation. Wherever the news touched, it left sorrow and the expressions of sympathy, for the bereaved ones were many, and from the heart.
Bright, happy and cheerful, Mrs. James carried sunshine with her wherever she went. She always had a smile and a pleasant word for her friends. Her death comes as a shadow to her friends and to her relatives who loved her so dearly.
Death is a hard master. He would take from us the best and the brightest, but he cannot take away or mar the memory. It will serve as a balm to our wounded hearts.
Mrs. James was born at Indianola, Iowa, December 8, 1849 and during her early life was converted, uniting with the church. Since that time she has lived a consecrated Christian life, always having something good to say of everyone, but never an unpleasant word.
She was united in marriage to Silas Henry (S.H.) James, our highly respected townsman, December 6, 1877. To this union there were born three children: Berl, Ode and Lula, all of whom were present at the funeral, which was held at the Methodist Church in this city, last Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Cheyenne Cemetery. The other relatives present were: George Richards, a brother of Kansas; Mrs. Ode James of Shattuck and Harry Hiatt, of Alva.
Mrs. Lula Hiatt accompanied Mrs. James to Ft. Worth. Mr. S.H. James arrived in that city about an hour before the end came.
The Star extends condolences to the bereaved friends and relatives.
The Cheyenne Star, July 1, 1915