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(September 16, 1882 - July 15, 1939)
The Lusk Herald
July 20, 1939
J.M. Valentine Dies At Home in Shawnee
Death claimed another old-time resident of Niobrara county Saturday, when James Valentine, 56, died early that morning at his home in Shawnee, a victim of a heart ailment and complications.
Valentine, known around the community as "Ray" had been ailing for several days, but had always rallied to treatments administered by the physician or his wife. Sunday night he became very ill, and failed to respond to treatment after an attack and died at 5:00 o'clock Saturday morning. He was an old-timer here, coming to Wyoming in 1903, and living around the 20 Mile Creek, Manville, and Shawnee neighborhoods for thirty-six years. He was employed in those communities for some time, and later homesteaded on West 20 Mile Creek, north of Shawnee, where the family lived until his health began to fail him some time ago.
He is survived by his wife, a son, James and family, his mother, two sisters and two brothers, and numerous relatives.
Funeral services were conducted at the Manville Methodist Church in Manville at 2:30 Monday afternoon, under the direction of the Peet Mortuary, with Rev. Millard H. Marshall, pastor of the Lusk Congregational church officiating. A trio composed of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Howard and Mr. Howard's mother furnished the music. Pallbearers were: Tom York, Ray Dickerson, William Wanek, Charles Hitshew, Joe Stallman, and Clint Dern. Interment was made at the Manville cemetery.
James Murray Valentine was born September 16, 1882, near Plattsmouth, Nebr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Valentine. He passed away at his home in Shawnee, Wyo. Saturday, July 15, 1939, at the age of 56 years, 9 months, and 29 days.
Mr. Valentine came to Wyoming in 1903 and worked here where he met and was united in marriage to Tessie Lee Baughn. Unto this union were born two sons; one who died in infancy, and James Otis Valentine, now of Shawnee. They made their home in Manville until 1923, when they homesteaded on West 20 Mile Creek north of Shawnee. There they lived until his health failed and they moved into Shawnee.
He was baptized into the Episcopalian church at Alliance, Nebr. and worked with the Union Sunday School on West 20 Mile. The latchstring of his door was always out, and seldom the time he wasn't helping a fellowman.
He is survived by his wife and son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter., all of Shawnee; his mother, two sisters and two brothers who lived in and near Seattle, Wash. A host of relatives and friends mourn his passing.
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