Monday, May 4, 2009
James Inman, 1828-1911
James Inman was born in Washington County, Ohio, February 26, 1828, and died at his home in Seymour, Iowa, July 27, 1911, aged 83 years, 5 months and 1 day.
He united in marriage to Miss Sarah Cronin April 5th, 1855. To them were born 7 children four of who are living: Mrs. Hetta Fisher of Mountain View, Oklahoma; Aaron Inman of Seymour; Alexander Inman of Jerome, Iowa; Elizabeth Fisher of near Seymour. Three children have preceded him to the other world, two dying in infancy, and Mrs. Marietta Vanpelt died in 1883. He had also 18 grand children and 13 great grand children. The wife preceded the husband to the other world passing away March 30, 1908.
Of a family of 6 girls and three boys the passing of James Inman leaves only one sister living, Mrs. Elizabeth Randall of Mountain View, Okla.
The deceased came to Appanoose County, Iowa, in the fall of 1856, and settled on a farm he had taken before he was married. The farm was sold and they moved to Wayne County in 1872. He always lived on a farm as long as he was able to work, and when he could no longer work he moved to his home in Seymour, where he spent the remaining days of his life.
The funeral services were conducted at the late home by Rev. Jones of the Christian church.
The picture of James Inman and Sarah Cronin is from The Inman Compendium and was contributed by Arthur E. Inman.