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Obit; John Knox Pickrel; Jackson, Ohio
Posted by: Ruth Pickrel Deal Date: April 10, 2001 at 23:54:45
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I wanted to share this recent find; hope it helps someone.

OBIT: Pickrel,John Knox;
Another newspaper clipping without a heading reads:
In memory of J. K. Pickrel
J.K Pickrel , aged 71 years, a farmer living on the Newport Pike near London, died Friday Morning following an attack of paralysis about two weeks previous. James Knox Pickrel, son of Peter and Elizabeth De Haven Pickrel was born Oct. 3, 1844 on a farm one mile east of Jackson O. He was one of a family of eleven children. Three brothers, David L., Solomon and Peter and one sister Nancy Maria Sutherland survive him. Mr. Pickrel spent his young boyhood days on this fatherís farm. He attended the public schools in Jackson and later the normal school at Lebanon, fitting himself for a teacher, a profession he followed successfully for several years.
He was married Aug. 23, 1888 to Miss Ida May Hanna, daughter of Anson and Jan Burnsides Hanna of Jackson. To this union, four children were born, of whom three are living at home with their mother. They are Mary Bennett, John Knox and Helen Ida.
In March, 1891, Mr. Pickrel moved with his family to this county and settled on the farm which has been their dwelling ever since. By industry and good management, Mr. Pickrel raised his family and improved his farm and home. He united with the Presbyterian Church many years ago and remained a loyal and consistent member. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for half a century. He also belongs to the Busy Menís bible Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School. The funeral was held at the residence Monday afternoon Jan. 3, conducted by Rev. Carl H. White. The body was buried in Kirkwood cemetery.

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