The death of Captain James F. Pierce late Saturday night, following an operation in the Chester hospital, came as a surprise and shock for the many friends and acquaintances of the veteran fisherman and soldier.
Captain Pierce located in this city when a mere boy, he having been born in Marcus Hook. Most of his life was spent gunning and fishing along the waters of the Delaware River and Bay, and he ranked among the oldest fisherman of this section.
The deceased served his country in the great struggle of the Civil War and was a member of Wilde Post, No. 25, G.A.R. which organization will attend his funeral.
His illness was somewhat protracted, but it was only a few days ago that he was taken to the hospital in the hope that an operation would benefit him, but it proved too late.
The relatives and friends, also Post Wilde, No. 25, G.A.R., are invited to attend the funeral services, on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at his late residence, No. 35 Graham street. Interment Chester Rural Cemetary
Mrs. Edna Pierce, who died on June 30, was the widow of Jame F. Pierce, and was well known in the section of the city where she had lived for years. She was 81 year old
The deceased will be buried from the home of her son George T. Pierce, 113 Penn St. Friends and relatives may view the remains this evening. The services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be at Chester Rural Cemetary.