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of J. E. Vanstone?
1880 'BLACK TORRINGTON. The mortal remains of Mr. James Vanstone, of this village, were borne to their last resting-place at the Bible Christian Chapel-yard on Wednesday last. The funeral service was read by the Rev. J. Hendder (pastor of the Shebbear circuit), the deceased having been for many years a member of the Bible Christian community.— Mr. Vanstone was very widely known and respected as an agricultural engineer and machinist in the northern part of the county. He was a man of great energy and force of character, and great mechanical genius, clever in many branches of industry—
Who many gift from Heaven possessed,
And faith at last, worth all the rest.
The deceased leaves behind him three sons to lament their loss. Western Times.'