James Alva Tuttle Obit
Bank in One rates. . . Obituary. James Alva Tuttle was born near Mt. Etna June 26, 1877, died in dora, Cal., December 15, 1902, of consumption. Alva was the oldest ot living children and the only son of and Mrs. C. Tuttle. December 29,1898, he was married to Emma Alice who survives him. A pronounced decline in health took place in May, when he took a severe cold. During the following summer and autumn grew but little better. Thinking a change of climate might be beneticial, the son and wife were taken to California in January, 1901 by the parents. There was no apparent change in state of the son's health m the following eight months and in September parents returned to Iowa hoping for the best and thiuking perhaps the would return to his former home friends. But such was not the case, grew no better and remained in the west in quest of health. There was steady decline in his- condition during the following year and in September, 1902 the parents returned to the sou, making what was to be their last with and to him. About 4 p. m. Monday, December 15, while the ents were in Los Angles, 25 mites on very urgent business, the son ex pired while sitting in his invalid in the presence of his wife whom never permitted to leave, and a The remains were prepared for burial and transportiou and the next day sad journey homeward was begun, arriving in Mt. Etna Saturday night Dec. 20. Funeral services were held the Dunkard church at 11 a. m] 22, attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The remains the loved one were placed beside of a younger sister and an infant- daughter in the Dunkard cemetery Alva was a very patient sufferer bore his troubles well. Eight months prior to his deatn he accepted became very devout in worship and was very particular that everything should be just r'ght. It is very gratifying to know that he died at and in the arras of his maker. "The faults of our brother We write upon the sands, His virtues we write upon The tablet of love and C. It. U.