James M. Hite

James M. Hite

James M. Hite
born July 5, 1833, in Licking county, Ohio
died August 28, 1893, in Dayton township, La Salle county, Illinois


A Cancer of the Jaw the Cause — Funeral Wednesday Afternoon

James Hyatt, one of the oldest and most prominent farmers of Wedron, died at his home in that township this morning from a cancer of the jaw. For years past the deceased had been afflicted with the cancer and in May last he consented to have an operation performed. Nearly one-half of the lower jaw was removed at that time, but there still remained a fragment of the terrible disease and about ten days ago he was again subjected to an operation, but his condition was so weak that the second operation proved fatal.

Mt. Hyatt was 60 years of age. A wife and large family survive him. The funeral will take place from his late home in Wedron on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock.1

The funeral of James Hite will take place from his late home in Wedron at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.2


                                picture of James and Martha Hite tombstone

document showing death date of James M. Hite

1. The Ottawa [Illinois] Free Trader, Saturday, September 2, 1893, p. 6, col. 3
2. Free Trader, September 2, 1893, p. 7, col. 2

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