Spirit of Democracy, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 1880
Died—After an illness of four days, at his residence one mile west of Cameron, Adams township, Monroe county, Ohio, August 10, 18 80, Christian Hartline, aged 79 years.
The deceased was among the first settlers in the valley of Sunfish. He with his parents and other members of their family, emigrated to Monroe county from York State in the year 1818, and four years afterward settled and has remained up to his death on the farm upon which he died, making a continuous residence of 58 years on the same farm. The deceased was widely and well known for his hospitality; no weary traveler, it mattered not how tattered his garments were, ever left his door hungry. Hospitality was one of the prominent traits of his character, and one that seemed to give him pleasure to attend to, and one to which his many friends will remember with great gratitude, knowing that Christ has said, “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of these, the least of mine you have done it unto me.” Having had a very limited education in his youthful days, he fully appreciated the necessity of it, and his voice could be heard on all necessary occasions in favor of our schools. About 40 years ago he identified himself with the Christian Church by being buried with Christ in baptism, and was one of the old pioneers that battled for the right. So they are passing away, the old soldiers who have borne the burden and heat of the day, leaving bright examples for us, who are younger, to emulate. Our brother has gone to a mansion of rest, From a region of sorrow and pain, To the glorious land by the Deity b lest Where he ne’er will suffer again.STEPHEN BOUGHNER