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James F. Cannady obituary

April 1923

    April 28, 1853 and April 12, 1923 are the two dates which mark the beginning and ending of the earthly life of James P. Cannady. He was born in Berne, Albany Co., and a little later moved to Livingstonville where in August, 1873, he married Julia E. Benjamin and engaged in the mercantile business. The ideal home formed by this union was blessed by the birth of a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Hayner, in whose pleasant home Mr. and Mrs. Cannady resided at the time of his translation. Early in life he attended Starkey Seminary and the training he received there contributed much toward his ability to fill the position of Police Justice of this village which office he has occupied for the last four years. He had been a member of the Baptist Church in Hawverville and of the Masonic Lodge in Middleburgh for a half century and twenty-seven years ago joined the I. O. O. F. as a charter member. His Masonic lodge as well as other friends kindly remembered his departure, with floral tributes, showing the high esteem in which he was held. He was engaged in writing official documents Wednesday evening, April 11th, when his devoted wife came to his side, he made a remark concerning them and suddenly became helpless and later sank into unconsciousness, remaining so for twenty-four hours, when he passed inside the temple not made with hands to engage in larger service under the closer guidance of the great architect of the universe. The funeral service was held at the home of his daughter Sunday at 2:30 p. m., Rev. W. L. Cormstock officiating, who took for his theme Paul's philosophy of life which to him was the Christ life here and a more abundant life of infinite gain when his departure took place. Besides his only daughter and widow he leaves a brother-in-law, D. W. Benjamin, and many fraternal friends both here and in his native town.

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