Sudden Death of Dr. J.W. Early, of Mt. Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va.
The community was much shocked when it was announced that Dr. J.W. Early, son of Noah Early of Augusta Co., and brother to H.C. Early, of Meyerhoeffer's Store, Va., dropped dead on the evening of Dec. 17, at about eight o'clock, after riding nearly all day, visiting a number of patients and appearing to be in his usual health.
He was in the act of brushing the mud from his boots, at the door of a patients house, when the fatal issue came. He sank forward on his face, and was no more.
December 19, his remains were peacefully laid away in the presence of a large and sad congregation in the Pleasant Valley Church yard, Augusta County, near his old home. He leaves a young widow, and four little children, an aged father and mother and a number of near relatives and friends to mourn his untimely death and their loss. His age was thirty six years and seven days.