Morgan County Republican, Jan. 14, 1875

Submitted by Carol Richie

"Mr. Jesse Wharton, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this community, died on the 19th Dec, in the sixty-third year of his age. Funeral services at his late residence, by Rev. G. Hevenridge, after which the immense procession repaired to the Waverly cemetery where, under the solemn rites and ceremonies of the P. of H. (of which organization he was an honored member), his remains were duly interred. In the death of Uncle Jesse, be it said, around the family circle, they have sustained the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father; the neighborhood that of an honest and upright citizen; and the lodge room will be hereafter be deprived of his wise and judicial counsel."

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