JAMES AUSTIN RENNER
Funeral of James A. Renner Occurred in Tampico
The funeral services of the late James A. Renner
were held Monday afternoon at three o'clock, at the Tampico Methodist
Church, following a brief service at the home. The services were in charge
of Rev. H. C. Brown, pastor of the Tampico Methodist Church, and interment
was made in the
Tampico Cemetery. Appropriate hymns were
rendered by a quartette, composed of Mesdames J. H. Hellier and R. N.
Hellier and Messrs. E. W. Meredith and J. H. Hellier, Miss Kathleen France,
The pallbearers were Messrs. Ed. Cunningham, Ed
Devine, Ed Swanson, James Conroy, Addie Flock and William Foley. Honorary
pallbearers, Messrs. J. B. Fullerton, Fred W. Smith, Barney McGrady, James
Leahy, H. A. Woods and B. M. Harrington, veterans of the Civil War and
members of the G.A.R. There were a number of beautiful floral offerings and
the large attendance gave proof of the esteem and respect in which the
deceased was held by all with whom he came in contact.
James Austin Renner was born April 11, 1847, in
Greenville Township, Bureau County, where he resided until he became a young
man and then moved north into Whiteside County east of Tampico, where he has
made his home for more than half a century. He was married March 26, 1884 to
Lena Peterson and eleven children blessed this union. Mr. Renner served his
country during the war in Company E, 148 Illinois Volunteer Infantry,
receiving an honorable discharge at the close of that conflict. Practically
all his life was spent in Hahnaman Township east of Tampico where he
accumulated land holdings, raised a large family and was noted for his
big-hearted generosity and kindness to his neighbors who with his relatives
will mourn his passing.
He is survived by the widow, six sons and four
daughters as follows: Guy of Stanley, Wisconsin, William, Clarence,
Lawrence, Asa and Louard; all residing east of here, and Mrs. Nellie Trainor
of Durand, Ill.; Mrs. Grace Connelly of Fairfield; Mrs. Sadie Lee of Hume,
and Mae at home.
Three sisters, Mrs. Robert Collins, of this
place; Mrs. Charles Buxton of Deer Grove and Mrs. Milton Swope of Clarion,
Iowa. Two brothers, Frank and John also survive.