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March 17, 1877 

CARSON, CAPT. JAMES - The death of Capt. James Carson, which occurred on Friday morning last calls for more than a passing notice.  Mr. Carson has been almost a life long resident of Piqua, and his life of seventy years had been identified with the history of the city.  Many years ago, in the old militia times, when the Troy military company and the once famous organization, the Piqua Blues, were rivals, Capt. Carson commanded the latter company.  With the exception of a few years he has served as Canal Collector ever since the completion of the Miami and Erie canal.  Since 1861 he has been a member of the Board of Education, acting as President of that body during the greater portion of that time.  About three months since he was attacked by an illness, which from the first gave no hopes of recovery.  During this time Mr. Carson united with the Presbyterian church and expressed himself as fully prepared to meet with death.  He bore his long and painful illness with great calmness and resignation; and passed away peacefully at the last.  The funeral services on Monday were attended by a very large audience, including the city officials and the teachers of the Public Schools.


Miami Union
March 17, 1877
CARSON, CAPT. JAMES - Capt. James Carson an old and prominent citizen of Piqua, aged 70 years, died on Friday of last week, after a somewhat protracted illness.  He was the first canal collector at Piqua and held that office until his death.  For a number of years past he had been President of the Board of Education of that city.

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