John A. Bonewitz Obituary

J. A. Bonewitz, 96, Expires

Leg Fracture is Fatal to Aged Resident of Mentone.

John A. Bonewitz, 96, the oldest resident of Mentone, expired Thursday morning about 2 o'clock at the county infirmary. Death was probably due to a fall suffered about two weeks ago at the infirmary, which caused a fractured leg.

Mr. Bonewitz, who was a Civil war veteran, had resided in Mentone for the past 24 years and had been taken to the infirmary about twoo weeks ago. He formerly resided at North Manchester. He was employed at various times in his life at farming, with the interurban and railroad company, and had been employed by the city of Mentone. Mr. Bonewitz was very well known in this vicinity. His wife, formerly Lydia A. Newman, and one daughter had preceded him in death.

One son, Lawrence Bonewitz, of Wild Rose, N. D. is among the surviving relatives.

The body was taken to the George Bender funeral home in North Manchester.

Northern Indiana Co-Op News, January 2, 1935 (Kosciusko County, IN)

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