JAMES H. HAINES
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)