Merced Express, Saturday, May 26, 1888
Death of J. C. Hail
J.C. Hail, a pioneer citizen of Merced county, died at Santa Ana, Los Angeles county, on the 18th inst., of consumption.
The deceased was a native of Tennessee and 55 years of age. He settled near Plainsburg, in this county, in 1853, and resided here continually until about a year ago, when his health failed him and in September last he removed with his children to Los Angeles, with the hope that a change in climate would prove beneficial to him, but the change failed to produce the desired result, and last week he passed quietly away, surrounded by his family of seven children, he having lost his wife in 1883.
The remains were brought to Plainsburg Monday last for interment by his son Henry and W. H. Tichenal, father-in-law of the deceased, and they now rest peacefully in the Plainsburg cemetery, besides the other pioneers who have crossed the river before him.
Transcribed by: Alma Stone