Monday, August 13, 2007

Harve Bunnell Obit

Here is Harvey Bunnell's Obituary as it appeared in the Wayne County Press, May, 1943...

Wayne County Press 1943
Harvey Thomas Bunnell, son of Seneky and Amanda Bunnell, was bornin Murand, Indiana, August 18th, 1860. At the age of nine years he came to Illinois with his parents and his entire life was spent in and near his home in the Blue Point neighborhood, where he was a successful farmer and stock raiser and ever active in the community as long as his health would permit. He was a well respected citizen and was always ready to help his fellow man and to do whatever he could for the up building of his community. He was a charter member of the Blue Point church, helping the organization of it. He also served as Sunday school; Superintendent of this church for several years.
He was united in marriage to Mary E. Wilson, October 4th, 1886. Six children were born to this union. One daughter, Edith Estelle, died in infancy and one son, Merritt, died at the age of 13.
Mr. Bunnell has been in poor health for some time, he entered peacefully into rest at his home near Blue Point in Indian Prairie Twp., Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, May 8th, 1943; age 82 years, eight months and twenty days.
He is survived by his two sons, Elver of Fairfield and Justin of Rinard; two daughters Grace Smith of Rinard and Iva Faverty of Smithwich, South Dakota. Sixteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one grandson, Dwight Bunnell, is serving his country in the U.S. Army and another grandson Harvey Faverty is serving his country in the U.S.Navy. Also two sisters, May Travis of Flora and Katy Holmes of Ashland, Ill.; one brother Howard Bunnell of Geff, Ill., and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

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