Passed Away Very Suddenly Monday, December 10th

From: The Times, December 27, 1917

John P. Stelle, son of Samuel and Patsy Stelle, was born April 16, 1843 and died December 10, 1917, aged 74 years, 6 months and 24 days.  February 15, 1866 he was married to Eliza E. Coker and to this union were born ten children: Leonora, Thos. P., Ellie, Ira T., James M., Chas. W., Elsie, John R., Eliza Madge and Ralph C.  Mrs. Stelle died February 22, 1909, all the children survive him except Charles W. dying in infancy, and Elia Madge who died at the age of 19 years.

Funeral service was held at the M. E. Church in Dahlgren at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10th, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Lodge.  Interment in Richardson Hill cemetery.

(Note: Mr. Stelle was the publisher of the Union Eagle and the Golden Era.)

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