Justus Franklin Sargent, son of James and Nancy Sargent, was born April 28th, 1860, at Beaver Creek, Ill., and departed this life July 5, 1924, at the age of 64 years, 2 months and 7 days. He was deprived of a mother's loving care at the age of 5 months, his mother having passed to the great beyond at this time. He was then taken into the home of W.D. Cleaver, where he was cared for by a loving aunt until the death of her husband, he having reached the age of 8 years. On April 20, 1868, he was taken into the home of Cyrus Hayden, where he received the same loving care and attention their own son would have received, remaining in this home till the age of 21 years, when he was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Trump, Oct. 6th, 1881. Frank, as he was commonly known, spent his entire life in and around Lowell, where he was a successful farmer for many years. His last few years were spent at home where he has cared for his wife, who has been in very poor health, his only though being of something to comfort her. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and a good citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him.
He united with the Christian church of Lowell, during the pastorate of A.M. Hootman and he has remained faithful to his Lord. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his wife; two daughters, Mrs. C. Hennings and Mrs. Lewis Worley, both of Hammond; three sons, Alvin, of Hammond, Irvin, of Gary and Chester, at home; two sons and one daughter having preceded him to the great beyond; fifteen grand-children and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. J.B. Dinkleberger, of Sheldon, Ill., assisted by Rev. Fred Gibson, local pastor, conducted the service. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery. Undertaker William M. Sheets had charge of the burial service. The following acted as pall-bearers: George Wilson, Dr. W.C. Quincy, H.L. Baughman, E.L. Sanders, Verne Falk and L.W. Ragon.
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