Joseph Ross Ervin (1850-1916)

in Obituary

From The Rossville Press, Rossville, Illinois, 7 Sep 1916

Ross Irvin Dies

Stroke of Paralysis Proves Fatal to Retired Farmer--Funeral Sunday at Bismarck

Ross Irvin died at his home in the east part of town at 6:30 last Friday morning. He had been in ill health for three years suffering from the effects of a slight stroke of paralysis and six weeks ago was stricken with a second stroke, which was the direct cause of death. The funeral was held from the Bismarck Methodist church at ? o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Wohfarth of Rossville officiated. Burial was in the Neal Roe cemetery.

Mr. Irvin resided in Illinois since shortly after his marriage, until twelve years ago near Bismarck, moving from there to a farm near Mann's Chapel and from there coming to Rossville two years ago.

Ross Irvin was born near McArthur, Vinton county, Ohio, on September 2, 1850, and at the time of his death lacked one day of being 66 years old. On September 15, 1880, he was united in marriage to Margaret Gatten. To this union was born ten children, five sons and five daughters. Three sons preceded him in death. Surviving besides the wife are the seven children: Mrs. Effie Deck, Mrs. Olive Bowlby, Mrs. Ora Shumaker, and Chester, Freddie, Pauline, and Hattie, the latter four at home; also five grandchildren and one brother, James H. Irvin of Hammond, Ind.

Card of Thanks

We sincerely wish to thank all those who were so kind and helped during the sickness and after the death of our beloved husband and father, and wish to thank the friends for the many floral offerings.

Margaret Ervin and Family
Effie Deck
Olive Bowlby
Ora Shumaker

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