In Hammond, La., Sept. 20, 1896, after a lingering illness of consumption, complicated with Bright's disease, Wm. H. Booth, aged 31 years, and 27 days.
This brother was born in Potter Co., Pa. With his parents he had lived also in Farina, Ill., and Nortonville, Kan. He was converted at the age of 9 years, and baptized into the Farina church by Elder C. M. Lewis. Coming to Hammond in 1887, he became one of the constituent members of the Hammond Seventh-day Baptist church. In 1890 he was married to Miss Grace Mott, who still survives him.
For years he has been a great sufferer. He died in the faith of Jesus. He leaves a wife, one daughter, a brother and sister, father and step-mother besides many friends and relatives to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held at the church, Sept. 21. Sermon by the pastor from Psa. 90: 12. "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
G. W. L.