James W. Wynder, one of the oldest and respected citizens of Bridgeton, after an illness of nine weeks died at his home on the Bowentown road on Wednesday night, Oct. 11.
The funeral service was held at Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church at 2:30 o’clock last Saturday afternoon and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends from this and other towns.
The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Morgan, who delivered a fitting eulogy on the exemplary life and the many years of faithful Christian service of the deceased. Rev. Theodore Gould, a lifelong friend of the deceased, also made a few appropriate remarks.
The deceased was a faithful and loyal member of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church for forty-four years and during that time rendered efficient, active service in nearly every office in the church, serving as class leader at the time of his death.
He was a charter member of Cohansey Lodge, No. 1617, G. U. O. O. F., and his efforts and influence for many years contributed greatly toward the growth and development of the lodge. The order attended in a body, and six of its members served as pallbearers. He was a consistent Christian, faithful husband, devoted father and a loyal citizen. He leaves a widow, eight daughters, four sons and a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Beautiful floral tributes were presented by officials of Mt. Zion A. M. E. Church, Cohansey Lodge, No. 1716, G. U. O. O. F., Mr. and Mrs. Clinton B. Ayars, Household of Ruth, C. B. Ayars employees, I. B. P. O. E. of W., Pride of Cumberland No, 185; Mrs. Anna M. Willetts and Mrs. Rebecca Tudas, and the Women’s Mite Missionary Society.
From the Bridgeton Evening News, Oct 13,1913
It’s always a plus when good brothers can find a gem in our history to share and I want to thank William Lemuel for this information as we hadn’t covered Jersey much !!!!