Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Death of Mr. J. S. Christian

Mr. L. C. Burwell yesterday forwarded a dispatch to Mr. E. Russell, corresponding secretary of the Relief Association, announcing that the body of Mr. J. S. Christian will arrive to-day. This is the first announcement we have of Mr. Christian’s death, which comes rather unexpectedly, as it was hoped he would recover. Mr. Christian was a native of the State of New York, and was about 24 years old when he died. He has been for some time a resident of this city, where he was esteemed by all who knew him. He was a brother-in-law of Messrs. W. H. Pratt and A. W. Barber, of this city. His body will probably arrive on the Kate Cassell this morning.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1862, p. 1

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