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Description: Obituary. James PollockDate: July 14 1865
Newspaper published in: Oregon, MO
At the residence of his son David, near Oregon, Mo., on the 4th inst., Mr. James Pollock, in the 85th year of his age.
The deceased was born near Philadelphia, Penn.; was married at the age of 21; removed to Ohio in 1822; thence, in 1850, to Indiana; thence, in 1863, to Holt county, Mo., where he remained until date of death. Mr. POLLOCK was one of these venerable men who had come down to us from a former generation. He was cradled amid the the stirring scenes of the Revolution, and was as old as our government, to which he was so ardently attached. He was blessed with remarkably good health all his life long. He was of a very social and genial disposition; a kind husband and father; an obliging neighbor; and last, but best of all, his silvery locks were a crown of glory, having been found in the way of righteousness. At the early age of eighteen he united with the Presbyterian church, and for three score and seven years adorned that profession by a godly walk and conversation. Not long before he died he expressed to the writer a willingness, yea, even a longing to be with Christ; which to the Christian is always far better than remaining here. And shall we not hope and believe that while the nation was celebrating the anniversary of its freedom with songs of mirth and rejoicing, heaven also rejoiced as another spirit was delivered from the bondage of corruption, and was introduced into the glorious liberty of the ransomed of the Lord, who shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads? "O, let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."