Newspaper and date of publication unknown. This text was transcribed from a copy in the La Porte County, Indiana Historical Museum.
July 24, 1818 - June 4, 1899
Rev. James Waxham passed away at 2:40 o'clock Sunday morning, June 4, at his home in Lincoln Township. He was born near Ely, Cambridge County, England, July 24, 1818.
The deceased was the eldest of a family of 11 children, his father having been married twice. Four sisters and one brother are still living. He came with his father to this country in 1833, settling in Chautauqua County, New York. March 28, 1852 he was united in marriage to Mary Scovill of Silver Creek, N.Y., who preceded him to that better land 12 years ago. In 1854, he and his wife came to Indiana, making their home for a time on Stillwell prairie. Later they moved near Salem chapel. In 1865, he purchased the home where they have since resided. Three daughters blessed this union. The eldest, Miss Hattie, died in 1870. Miss Anna Waxham and Mrs. Emma LeRoy with her husband and three sons are left to mourn their loss. Mr. Waxham had been gradually failing the past five years. Softening of the brain brought on paralysis, of which he died. A truly righteous man has gone to his reward.