Abram Golden

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Died - In Petersburg, Ill., Dec. 8, 1893, after an illness of several weeks, Abram Golden, aged 57 years, 10 months and 16 days. Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock p.m., Sunday Dec. 19, conducted by Rev. W. T. Ferguson, assisted by Rev. R. D. Miller. The interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery, under the auspices of Salem Lodge No. 123, I. O. O. F.

He was born in Hancock county, Ill., February 24, 1836, but removed to Menard county when but a small boy. He belongs to a family of eight brothers and one sister. He was married to Miss Sophia Ann McKay April 28, 1864, who survives him. Four children - Lou R., Ed. H., Frank A., and Katie E. - are the fruits of this marriage. Mr. Golden lived on a farm at Rock Creek, this county, until 1880, when he moved to Petersburg, and engaged in the grocery business until about one year ago, when he retired from business.

He served his country four years in the late war, as a member of the 38th Regiment Illinois Volunteers, entering the service as a private soldier, but was promoted to the captaincy. He was an honored member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Mr. Golden was an acceptable member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, having united with the same on a profession of faith in Jesus Christ March 9th, 1884. He was a good husband, and a kind and indulgent father. He was also a good citizen, and had the confidence and respect of his neighbors and those who knew him best. His funeral was largely attended by a very large number of people. His mission in life is accomplished, and God as taken him. We mourn his loss, but sorrow not as those who have no hope.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

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