JAMES W. TINSMAN DEAD
The Clarksburg Telegram., October 08, 1897, Pg 7
Mr. James W. Tinsman died on Monday evening at the old Tinsman home on Mechanic Street.
He had been sick nearly all summer and for many weeks had been a patient sufferer.
Mr. Tinsman was past 50 years of age and was never married. He was a quiet, kindhearted man, but cared little for pleasure or company. He was a faithful Odd Fellow and had read and reread the history of the organization with great interest for many years.
The members of this, his beloved lodge, carried him to his last resting place on Wednesday evening and paid a last tribute of respect to the remains.
Resolutions of Respect.
At a meeting of Adelphi Lodge No. 8 I.O.O.F. held October 12, 1897, the following resolutions were offered :
We your committee appointed to draft resolutions of respect and condolence to the memory of our brother J. W. Tinsman who departed this life October 4, 1897, would offer the following :
WHEREAS, It has pleased Almighty God in his divine rulings to place the seal of immortality on our well beloved brother J. W. Tinsman be it therefore
Resolved. That while we humbly bow in submission to the divine will of Him who doeth all things well, we offer our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing friends, being consoled by the assurance that the memory of him whom they so highly esteem will be held in loving remembrance by the fraternal brotherhood.
Resolved, That by the removal of our deceased brother this community has lost an honest, industrious and God fearing citizen, this Lodge a true and worthy brother, and a vacancy created which will be deeply realized by its members.
Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days as a token of respect and esteem in which our brother was held by the brothers of our lodge.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be furnished each of the Clarksburg papers for publication.
Respectfully submitted in F. L. and T.
CHARLES E. PECK,
P. M. LONG,