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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, July 12, 1900 Edition
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James Kissell, living at Indiana Mineral Springs, died Saturday, July 7, 1900 at 11:30 p.m., from rheumatic neuralgia. He was born in Pennsylvania April 8, 1832, and was in his 69th year. Funeral was conducted last Monday by Rev. Mr. Dunseth at 2:30 p.m., and interment was made in the Keister Cemetery. Deceased leaves a wife, one son and three daughters. Benjamin F. Bonebrake. This gentleman was born in Fountain County, Ind., March 2, 1839, and departed this life at his home in State Line City, this county, Thursday, June 28, 1900, in his 62d year. Deceased had been in poor health for one year, but was much worse the last six months. His disease was dropsy of the heart. He was married in April 1866, in Vermilion County, Ill., to Miss Mary Lindsey. For nine years after marriage, Mr. Bonebrake and his wife lived on the farm in that county, and in 1875 they left the farm and moved to State Line City where the remainder of his life was spent. At State Line, deceased engaged in mercantile business and bought and sold grain, which he continued up to a short time prior to his death. He was one of the prominent and influential men of his town, and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He was a member for many years of the Christian Church and none were more steadfast and liberal than he. His church he loved and proved his love by his sturdy adherence to its teachings and devotion to its prosperity. But not alone will the church be the loser in this good man's death, but the entire community. In 1886 he was elected a Commissioner of this county, for the first district, and in 1889 was re-elected, serving two full terms to the acceptance and satisfaction of his constituents. He was a member of the order of I.O.O.F. several years and was in good standing in his lodge at his demise. In 1861 at the breaking out of the war, he enlisted for the three years' service, in the 125th Illinois Regiment, and was honorably discharged from the service in 1865. At the battle of Kennesaw Mountain he was wounded in the head, a bullet of the enemy striking him on the side of the head and leaving a large hole, from which he slowly recovered, but in after years was not able for hard labor in the heat of summer, and on account of this wound he was compelled to quit the farm and engage in another and lighter avocation. Going into the services as a private, he returned as a captain. To Mr. and Mrs. Bonebrake were born five children-two sons and three daughters-two of whom survive their father, Mrs. H. P. Worden and a son, 16 years of age, who lives at home. He also leaves a wife, one brother, Levi Bonebrake of Hillsdale, Ind., and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Williams of Joplin, Mo.; Mrs. Eliza Miller of McCune, Kan.; Mrs. Rachel Thompson of Danville, Ill., who lives with her son, who is Treasurer of Vermilion County; and Mrs. Malinda Myers of State Line City. Deceased was a cousin to the late J. Harvey Bonebrake, who many years ago, in the 60's was Auditor of this county. He always remembered his church in life and forgot her not in death. He made provision for her permanent welfare by setting apart a valuable tract of land of one hundred acres, never to be sold but to be used for the church in providing for the preaching of the Gospel. This land is valued at $6,000 and the rents and profits arising from its cultivation is to be set apart for the support of the ministry.

Date: 7/12/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003695
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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