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">. of a a application in St. newborn. Obituary. « On the 22d day of July, 1880, at hia resi- ence in Indiana, Pa., of paralysis, Mr. r ohn Adair, formerly of White tp., aged 81 ears, 9 months and 13 days. He was identified with the early history nd hardships incident to the settlement of iia county. He was a man of careful bus- ess^ habits, and in his intercourse with eighbors ii= : l friends unassuming, honest and truthful—a man who all that knew ilaced the EioU implicit confidence in. He cheerfully gave of the fruhs of his labor assistance in the education for the minis- ry two sons, both of whom are to-day proclaiming the truths of the Gospel and the riches of Christ, and one of whom (Bev. J. M. Adair,) was enabled to spend a fortnight ministering at the bedside of the old father in Israel who has be^n called to join the gnat throng on the other shore. For long years the subject of this notice was united with the cburch of Christ, and sat under the ministrations of Father Blair and those who succeeded him in the pulpit. At the outbreak of the rebellion he cheerfully sent two of his sons—twin brothers—to fight for freedom and the Union. Although his love for these two sons was very great, he hesitated not a moment in sending them forth to incur the perils of .war. One gave up his life in battle, and his grave is marked with, those saddest of words "Unknown—"no man kiioweth of his sepulchre to this day." He filled his fourscore years, living beyond the Psalmist's allotted time, and has been slathered home "as a shock of corn in hia season fully ripe." He was married Nov. 2, 1826, to Miss Maria McCleery, of Adams county, this State, and all the years of their lives w«e passed .in a more than ordinarily happy union. The partner of his youth and old age survives him, after a blessed married life of over fifty years, and in her bereavement by the death of her beloved husband she has the sympathy of friends and neighbors, and the prayers of all, that in her loneliness and distress He upon whom she has so long leaned will strengthen her spirit a all to to and prepare her to bow with resignation to the dispensation which an all-wise Providence has decreed in her declining years. I saw an aged man, upon his bier, Els hair was thin and whlte,and on hisbrow A record of the cares of many a year;— Cares that were ended and forgotten now. And there was sadness round,and faces bowed And woman's tears fell fast, and children wailed aloud. "Why weep ye then for him, who, having won The bound ot man'8 appointed years,at lait. Life's blessings all enjoyed, life's labora'B done, Serenely to his final rest has passed; Whllethe soft memory of his virtues, yet Lingers like twilight hues, when the bright sun IB ret? "His youth was Innocent, his riper ace Marked with, some aet of goodness every day; . And watched by eyes that loved him, calm and sage, Faded his late declining yeari away. Meekly he gave his being up, and went To share the holy rest that waits a ife well spent. 'And I am glad that ho has lived thus long, And glad that he has gone to bis reward; Nor can I say that Nature did him wrong, Softly to disengage the vital cord. . For when his hand grew palsied, and his eye Dark with the mists of age, it was his time to die," •

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  1. The Indiana Weekly Messenger,
  2. 28 Jul 1880, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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