Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
James B. Demint
James B. Demint, one of our most highly respected fellow townsman, died at his home last Friday night [07 Apr 1911], following an illness of several weeks, from diabetes. The deceased was born August 29, 1845, in Liberty Twp. Most of his life was spent in Adams County. He was united in marriage to Eliza J. Roebuck February 4, 1868. To this union were born four children, two of who are still living, Edward E. of Cincinnati and Mrs. Sarah Willman, of West Union. He had nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He volunteered in the Army January 20, 1864, as a member of the 56th. O.V.I. and was honorably discharged April 25, 1866. He was converted while lying in his tent reading the Testament which he carried with him all the time he was in the service. He united with the West Union Baptist Church and was baptized April 27, 1867, by Rev. G. W. Taylor. He served as treasurer of the sunday school since March 10, 1888. He served as deacon of the church since April 8, 1893. The funeral was held Monday morning from the home at 10 o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. A. K. Murphy, of Rushtown, pastor of the local Baptist Church. The interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
SOURCE: The Peoples Defender - West Union, OH - April 13, 1911