James Lambie, one of the oldest residents of this town, died at his home near Hillsboro, Tuesday
morning, of paralysis. He was 72 years old and came to this town from Ayrshire, Scotland,
about 58 years ago. His funeral will be held Saturday at the house at 11:30, and the
Presbyterian church at 1 o'clock. Extended notice next week.
Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, February 28, 1889
This community was startled on the 19th of this month by the report that James Lambie, so long
known among us, had died that morning. So sudden was his death that very few knew even of his
sickness, which was only of a few days duration. His disease was thought to be appoplexy.
We learn that he came with his father to this town from Scotland 57 years ago, and settled in what
known as Hillsboro, where he lived until about 3 years ago when he sold his farm and moved to one
purchased on the Dunbar road, where with his wife as companion and coworder, he fitted up a very
pleasant home, hoping as he expressed it to the writer, he might be spared many a year to enjoy
the fruit of his labors, but his God whom he so faithfully served we believe, has taken him to a
happier hom then man ever made.
For years Mr. Lambie was known as a consistent christian gentleman, and the large gathering at
his funeral on Saturday last in the Presbyterian church proved the respect and friendship with
which he was held by all who knew him. The sermon was preached by Rev. A. W. Allen, his pastor,
from the text, "He giveth His beloved sleep." Revs. C. H. Guile and M.L. Dalton assisted in
Mr. Lambie leaves a widow and six children to mourn his loss, and to them is extended the
heartfelt sympathy of all who knew the husband and father, for like them we are afflicted in his
removal from us. May his mantle of charity and good will fall upon others who were blessed by
the example he set of Christlikeness in more ways than one.
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