J. B. DURLAND, INSURANCE MAN, DIES ON SUNDAY May 21st, 1911 James Board Durland died at his home, 321 East Main street, Sunday night, of cerebral meningitis, aged fifty-three years. He suffered intensely with this dreaded disease, and for ten days had been but partially conscious, and death finally relieved him. Mr. Durland was the son of the late Joseph Durland, who died in Chester, in October last, and Mrs. Nancy K. Board Durland, who survives him, at Chester, where the subject of this sketch was born.
Mr. Durland married Sarah A. Andrews, at Chester, who survives him with four children: Violet, wife of Elbert N. Oakes, of the legal firm of Watts, Oakes & Bright, and residing at 164 Highland avenue, this city; Rose, Joseph and Whitman, at the bereaved home. One brother, Frank Durland, a Chester merchant, and two sisters, Amella Durland, of Chester, and Nettle Durland Moffatt, wife of William Moffatt, of Hillburn, N. Y., also survive.
Mr. Durland had resided in this city for the past twelve years, during which period he steadily extended an already long list of friends and acquaintances. Of late he had represented the Mutual Life Insurance Company in this vicinity, and was at one time one of the New York Life's best producers.
Early in life he was connected in the store of his father at Chester, and was for a number of years an expert accountant with the Tuxedo Stores Company.
Mr. Durland was a genial, companionable man, with generous characteristics. He was a well read man, and took an interest in all about him that goes to make up a busy man of the period.
His death is a real shock to his friends, who were not aware of the seriousness of his affliction.
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