Obituary of Alexander Grim

Alexander Grim was born near Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, October 25th, 1815; departed this life June 18, 1896, aged 80 years, seven months and twenty-four days. He was united in marriage in 1835 to Miss Elizabeth Cochran. To this union were born four children, three girls and one boy. Mrs. Grim died in 1840. He was again united in marriage to Miss Melinda Jane Dick, March 13, 1844, who still survives him. To this union were born eight children, three girls and five boys, one boy dying in infancy. He experienced a hope in Christ in 1888 and united with the M.E. Church, of which he was a faithful and consistent member until his death. He was stricken with paralysis about fifteen years ago and remained a helpless invalid for quite a number of years, but he bore it all with patience and Christian fortitude, and was never heard to murmur or complain through the long years of suffering. He realized that the time of his departure was at hand and a few days before his death he told the family he could not be with them long; his course was ended, and on the morning of his death he passed peacefully away. He leaves an aged companion, nine children, fifty-three grand children and thirty-one great grand children, one sister and a wide circle of friends to mourn his loss; but their loss is his eternal gain. He was energetic and lived an upright an honest life, loved and esteemed by all who knew him. Although he was deprived of the privilege of going from his home on account of his helpless condition, he gave a cheerful welcome to each one who called to see him; but he has gone and we cannot call him back, but we can go to him and we believe his soul is anchored in that sweet haven of rest. Funeral services were conducted at the house near White Oak, June 20th, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to Madison Mills cemetery, where they were interred by the side of friends gone before, there to await the resurrection morn when all that are in their graves shall come forth.

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