is seldom we are called upon to chronicle the death of a man, who will
be missed in the community in which he resided as much as Mr.
Jacob Lemmon, who died Thursday night, of last week after a protracted
illness, at his farm on White River in Boone Township. Mr. Lemmon was
the owner of large farms in Dubois, Daviess and Pike Counties and was
the largest stock and produce dealer probably in the county. |
He began life as a poor boy, working by the month, and at his death had amassed a competency, being without question the wealthiese man in Dubois County. He had done this too, without being parsimonious or niggardly, as he was always noted for his public spiritedness and liberality toward all worthy objects, and the poor always found a friend in Jacob Lemmon.
He nearly every year loaded a numbe of flat boats with the produce of his section and shipped it to market, thus helping the entire community around him.
He was buried on Sunday at Lemmon's burying ground, followed by a large concourse of mourning friends. He leaves several children, most of them grown, to mourn their loss, his wife having died several years since.