James A. Perfect, only child of Robert L. and Ellen Perfect, was born near Pleasant Lake, Steuben county, Indiana, Sept. 16, 1861, and died at his home in Angola, Oct. 2, 1901, aged 40 years and 16 days.

   Deceased was reared and educated in the township where he was born, and his home had always been in Steuben county.  September 23, 1885, he and Mary B. Harper were united in marriage.  Two children were born to them, but both died in infancy, and his mother and his wife are his sole survivors.  In November, 1891, Mr. and Mrs. Perfect removed to Angola and this town has since been their home.  He was ticket agent and telegraph operator for the Lake Shore Rail road Company in Angola from the time he came here till about two years ago.  He was prominent in Masonry, having taken nearly all the York and Scottish Rite degrees.  His character and reputation were without blemish and he was always in the front rank of the best citizenship.  His death, which resulted from consumption of the bowels is a great loss to the community, and his mourners are legion.  Funeral at his late home at 2:30 this afternoon. Elder C. S. Medbury officiating.