rom the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
JAMES T. DORSEY APRIL 1, 1910
The unexpected and sad information of the death of James T. Dorsey, of Wichita, Kan., oldest son of John Dorsey, of this city, was wired here on Thursday morning. Deceased had been ailing for some time and his father and brother, Joseph, went to see him but a few weeks ago. Upon their leaving for their return here everything was favorable for his ultimate recovery. since that time the news was all favorable until a change came and a wire said he was much worse, another message later said he was better, and on Thursday morning the message announcing his death at four o'clock was a shock. His death occurred at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. James Tuttle, at Beauta springs, Kansas. James T. Dorsey was born at Zanesville, Indiana, June 18, 1857, and with his parents came to Chatsworth in 1867, when he was a boy of ten years. His boyhood days were spent in Chatsworth, where he attended the public schools until young manhood. He was employed by A.B. Searing his his grain office here, thence to Cullom, where he was associated in the same line of work with what is Shearer & Shearer. About 22 years ago he went to Wichita, Kansas, where he had since made his home. He was married twice, his first wife being Ella Tuttle, a daughter of Zophi Tuttle, a former resident of Sullivan township, this county, and an extensive land owner in this vicinity, who also later moved to Wichita and died there. By this marriage there were three daughters and their mother died about 18 years ago. His second wife was Miss Rose Steere, of Texas, who, with the three daughters - Zofra, Thadene and Ruth- his aged father, three sisters, three brothers and a large circle of more remote relatives and friends are left to mourn his early demise. The funeral services will be held at Wichita on Saturday morning and the remains will rest beside those of his first wife in the Wichita cemetery. His eldest sister, Miss Sarah, who left on Wednesday evening for his bedside, and his brothers, Charles and Clarence, who left on Thursday evening, will be among the mourners at the funeral.