James B. Peters Dies at 87

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 21, 1921, page 1:

Death of James B. Peters.
James B. Peters died at his home early Friday morning, at the age of 87 years. He had been in very poor health for about three years, but was confined to his bed only ten days.

Burial was at Union Chapel Cemetery near Union Star, Mo., Saturday afternoon.

A brief obituary follows:
James B. Peters was born in Clay county, Mo., July 14th, 1834, and died at his home in Skidmore, July 15, 1921.
His entire life was spent in Northwest Missouri, with the exception of eleven years, from March 1907 until June, 1918, during which time he lived in Southwestern Oklahoma.

He was married to Ann America Culp, September 5, 1858. To this union were born six children: Sarah Elizabeth, who died in infancy; Mrs. D. J. Albright of Roosevelt, Okla.; Mrs. J. H. Cassell of Manchester, Kans.; Mrs. W. S. Zeller, of near Skidmore; C. D. Peters of Argonia, Kans.; and Miss Viva Peters with whom he had made his home for several years. There are ten grandchildren.

Mr. Peters was not an old soldier, having lost a leg in 1860. He did not allow this to change his occupation, but continued to farm until his 76th year.

He had been a member of the Christian church for more than 50 years. He had been a shut-in for nearly three years, but was bedfast only ten days.

He was laid to rest beside his wife, who died in 1890, in Union Chapel Cemetery near Union Star, Mo.

Those who attended from a distance were: Mrs. D. J. Albright, Roosevelt, Okla.; C. D. Peters, Argonia, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Albright, Oneida, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harden, Filmore, Mo.; and Mr. Lynn Zeller, Mound City, Mo.

Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank everyone who helped us in the sickness and death of our father, J. B. Peters; also for the beautiful flowers.
His Children.

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