Rev. James Lea Range

Born: Aug 3, 1810
Loc: Tionesta, Forest Co. PA
Died: Aug 24, 1880
Loc: Dayton, Columbia Co. WA Territory
Bur: Dayton Cemetery,
Dayton, Columbia Co. WA
Gravestone Photo
Father: John Range Jr.
Mother: Nancy Ann Myers
Married: Sept 10, 1835 at Waterford,
Erie Co. PA
Spouse: Jane M. McKay,
daughter of John McKay and Sarah Blair
Occupation: Methodist Minister and Farmer
Children:  Sarah Blair /John P. /James Buchanan /Wilbur F. /Joseph Wilson /Robert M. /Andrew Lytle /
                  Emma Jane /Pearl Lucinda /George Washington /Nancy Ann
1850 Census: Randolph Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1860 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1870 Census: Bloomfield Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1880 Census: Columbia Co. WA Territory
In the year 1878 at 68 years of age James immigrated to WA Territory with his wife Jane, son George W. and daughter Nancy. Their son Joseph was already living in the Dayton, Columbia Co. WA area and had made detailed plans by letter on how their journey was to take place. It was a long and perilous journey by train to San Francisco, by ocean steamer up the Pacific to Portland Oregon, then by boat up the Columbia River. He died only two years after making the journey, homesteading land with his wife on Patit Creek near Dayton in Columbia Co. WA Territory and is buried at the local cemetery.
Obituary:
At his residence near Dayton, Aug 24, 1880, of a cancerous tumor of the stomach, Rev. J. L. Range, aged 70 years.
Source: Columbia Chronicle Aug 28, 1880
Obituary:
In Dayton, Washington Territory on August 24, 1880, James L. Range, formerly of Erie County, aged 70 years.
Source: Erie Gazette Sept 9, 1880 (Erie, PA)
City of Dayton Cemetery Transcription:
RANGE, Mrs. J. Age: 83 Died: 8/07/89
RANGE, Rev. James Age: 70 Died: 8/26/80

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