JAMES H. HAINES - 85, who lived with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Haak, of 507 Eleventh Avenue, Sterling, died at the Sterling Public Hospital Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. He had been admitted to the hospital at 10 a.m. suffering from an illness which overtook him but the day before. His body was taken to the Wheelock Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Prayers for the family will be said at the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. and the funeral will be from the Rock Falls Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Wayne Leighty, minister, officiating. The committal will be in the cemetery at Ohio Station.

Mr. Haines was born October 26, 1860, at Ohio Station, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haines of Ohio, Bureau County. He was reared and schooled there and lived all of his life excepting four years in Sterling, following the vocation of farming. He married Miss Minnie B. Staples of Ohio in 1890 and the couple had three daughters and one son. The son and one of the daughters died in infancy. In 1910 he married Lillian Albright of Ohio, and she passed away in 1936.

Surviving Mr. Haines are two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Eva) Strasser of 609 Avenue I, Sterling, and Mrs. Carl (Winifred) Haak, of 507 Eleventh Avenue, Sterling, with whom he had made his home for the last four years. He was the last member of his family. There also survives his stepdaughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Dorla) Thome of Rock Falls.
Mr. Haines was well known in both Sterling and Rock Falls and was called "Uncle Jimmy" by many of his friends. He was a regular attendant on services in the Rock Falls Methodist Church and was a member of the Rock Falls Townsend Club, in which he took much interest.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Dec. 26, 1945, pg. 12, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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