The following obituary was taken from an unidentified Philadelphia, PA newspaper dated Friday Morning, February 18, 1896:
VAN ARTSDALEN - On the 25th inst. JAMES T. VAN ARTSDALEN in the 78th year of his age.
The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funueral, this (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock at his late residence No. 804 North Eighth Street. Interment at Newtown, Bucks Co, on Saturday moring at 11 o'clock.