James Wilhelm Ponca City Daily Courier December 23, 1905 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
James Wilhelm died Sunday, December 17 at the residence of Cager Creel in Tonkawa.
James was born in Harding County, Kentucky, August 30, 1863. In 1883 he moved to Missouri and from there to Wellington, Kans. At the time of the opening he came to Kay County and took a claim southest of Tonkawa, which with an additional 80 acres bought since, he owned at the time of his death.
Mr. Wilhelm was unmarried. He was one of nature's noble men. Although unlearned, he had a heart that was full of sympathy and love for his fellowmen. Everybody who knew "Jim" Wilhelm was his friend, and the sorrow with which the news of his death was received was genuine.
There were two brothers and one sister living in Kentucky.
The funeral was held at Prairie View U. B. Church Friday, Dec. 22, conducted by the Modern Woodmen of America. The sermon was preached by Rev. J. Barricklow. James Wilhelm was laid to rest in the churchyard on the hillside.
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