The Hoosier Democrat: Flora, Indiana, Saturday, January 18,


Cancer, the dread destroyer, claimed its toll again last Saturday when James CARNELL of near Deer Creek died at his home after a long suffering. When the light of the world began to fade and his eyes dimmed, he whispered his favorite hymn "Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee," and passed peacefully away.

James B. CARNELL, son of John J. and  Mary [BROWN] CARNELL, was born near Camden, on the old Adam Porter farm, on March 13, 1838.  He had lived all his life within the county. In 1862 he was married to Mary MOSS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah [sic: Elias] MOSS of Cass county. To this union five children were born: Charley and Allen, who reside near the parental home, and Bennett of Logansport, surviving.  John and Ella CARNELL BECK preceded him in death.  A widow who had walked  a happy journey of 54 years, hand in hand and heart to heart, with the deceased is left to share with the sons the great sorrow that is theirs in the final parting.

There are also 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, also one brother Thomas, who is the last of a family of seven brothers and one sister, who have been one of the prominent ones in the history of Carroll county.  His days of affliction were constantly cheered by kind friends and neighbors, and to the last he gave expressions of love and gratitude for the smallest kindness shown him. He was always of a  kind disposition that made him a favorite with every one of his acquaintances.

            Mr. CARNELL united with the Hopewell Presbyterian church on December 17th, 19815. He had a strong desire to live, but expressed the fact that he had no fear of death. The funeral was held at the late residence Tuesday at ten o'clock by Rev. Milo N. wood, his pastor. Interment was made in the United Brethren Cemetery.

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