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3 January 1811–25 September 1885
|James Hutton died at his home in Scotch Grove on Friday, September 25, 1885, of apoplexy, in the 75th year of his age. Mr. Hutton was born in Tennessee, January 3rd, 1811. He was married to his now bereaved companion in 1833, and for 53 years they have fought life's battles together. Their children have all grown to maturity.
They came west in 1835, settling first near Dubuque. He is one of the oldest settlers of this county and was known by a very large circle of friends, which gathered at his funeral to pay their respects.
His death was very sudden, he had been at work all the morning and after dinner sat down to read for a little time, and in a few minutes, seemingly without any warning, was dead. He had long been identified with the Methodist Episcopal church as a member, and with the Scotch Grove church from its commencement, giving the land upon which it was built, and serving on its board of trustees from the first.
The funeral services were held in the methodist church, conducted by its pastor, assisted by Rev. Maxon A very large company followed him to his last resting place. On the Sunday before his death he was in his place at the church, and in the class meeting seemed particularly interested. He rests in peace having fought the fight and kept the faith. (s. Goodsell)
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