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Belle Plaine Union; Jan. 14, 1910
Death of Two Brothers
Joseph Gilchrist

Death of Two Brothers.

Vinton Times: By a strange fatality Joe and William Gilchrist, two well known and aged brothers died at Vinton last week, the one early Sunday morning and the other at nearly the same hour on Wednesday.

Joe's Death.

Joe Gilchrist's death which came Sunday morning was sudden and entirely unexpected. Saturday afternoon he was up town in his usual spirits and seemingly as well as common. He complained of being ill soon after arriving home. He grew worse in the night but about 5 o’clock in the morning he appeared to be better, when suddenly after a few words with Mrs. Gilchrist he turned slightly in his bed and expired.

Will's Death.

Wednesday morning after a lingering illness was the result largely of a fractured hip, William Gilchrist died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stewart Wood, south of town. Hie death was not unexpected. Last week Joe, aged 71, youngest of the Gilchrist brothers visited his sick brother, aged 82, and the eldest in the family. They parted with words of good cheer on their lips to meet again within a few days beyond the portals of the grave.

Natives Of Indiana.

The Gilchrist brothers are natives of Washington County, Indiana. William came here with two of his brothers in 1856. In 1860 Joe came here on a visit and decided to remain. A year later he was married to Miss Elizabeth Wallace who, with three children, Mrs. Starff, George K., of this city, and Robert of Sunset Beach, California, survive.

Joseph Gllchrist was born March 3, 1839. Following his marriage he settled on his farm north of the river and continued to reside there until eight years ago when he moved to Vinton and retired. In recent years he had been in poor health and after his return from California last spring where he had spent the winter, his friends noticed a foreboding change in his appearance.

William Gilchrist was born May 6,1828. He lived sixteen years in Washington County, Indiana, then moved to Johnson County of that state where he remained twelve years. He then came to Benton county. He located on a farm southwest of town where he lived for many years. In the course of time he retired and came to Vinton.

Mr. Gilchrist is survived by his widow, who was Miss Rebecca S. Banta, and two daughters, Mrs. James Mansur, who lives on the old home place and Mrs. Stewart Wood at whose home Mr. Gilchrist died.

The Funerals.

The funeral services of Joseph Gilchrist was held at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. P.Marion Simms.

The funeral services of Wm. Gilchrist was conducted Friday afternoon by Rev. P. Marion Simms at the Wood home.

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Vinton Eagle; April 4, 1911
Mrs. Jas. Gilchrist Called by Death
Lydia Ann Gilchrist

Pioneer Mother of Vinton Answers the Final Call Last Saturday Evening.

Mrs. James Gilchrist, after a short illness of two days, passed away Saturday evening, April 1, 1911, from gastritis.

Lydia Ann Banta was born in Franklin, Indiana, April 11, 1833, having almost reached her 79th year. She was married to James Y. Gilchrist June 22, 1852.

They came to Benton county in 1856 and lived on a farm until 1891 when they moved to Vinton. Three children were born to them, of whom two are living, viz: W. A. who lives in west Taylor township, and Mrs. Belle Steuben, who lives in Waterloo; one daughter died in infancy. One sister survives, Mrs. W. A. Gilchrist.

Mrs. Gilchrist was on of the well-known pioneers of Benton county and was beloved by a large circle of friends.

The funeral will be held this (Tuesday) afternoo at two o'clock from the Presbyterian church and will be conducted by the paster, Rev. P. Marion Simms.

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Submitted on 01-Jan-2017 by
John Shuck,

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