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John S. Entler 1852-1917


Posted By: Rich Lowe (email)
Date: 12/2/2001 at 12:11:12

J. S. Entler.

John S. Entler, who for the past four years has been a resident of Orange, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. A. Smith, Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock.

Before coming to Orange he was a resident of Bonaparte, Iowa. Here he spent all his youth and later in life ran a hardware and sporting goods store. As a business man he was very prosperous and was in the hardware business for 49 years. He was a man highly thought of in his home town in Iowa, and one whom every one respected most highly.

In his younger life he was a great sportsman and was especially interested in baseball. He did much as umpire for many of the big games of that time.

He was born in Bonaparte, Iowa, January 14, 1852 and was the son of William and Sarah Entler. He was married in 1874 to Jeanette Sherman of Bonaparte. To them was born one daughter, Mrs. A. A. Smith now of Orange.

Four years ago he came to Orange and engaged in the bicycle business in which he continued until last April when became to ill to keep up his shop. Being in bad condition, he was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. A. Smith, where he remained until his death.

Although he had been failing for several months previous to his death he seemed to hold his own and the sudden change for the worse was quite a surprise.

It was impossible for his wife to be here as she is at the bedside of her mother in the east.

Besides Mrs. A. A. Smith and her two children, Helen and Earnest, he leaves a brother, J. F. Entler of Evansville, Indiana.

Although he has led a quiet simple life, he has made many good friends in Orange. He was nearly 66 years old and suffered from a complication of disease since April 6 when he stopped active business in Orange.

The funeral took place at 2 P.M. Wednesday, with Rev. Hall and Rev. Pearson officiating. Two appropriate solos were sung by Miss Kimball. Interment was made in Fairhaven cemetery. Beautiful floral offerings were made by the deceased's many friends and among them was one piece from the bicycle dealers of Orange, with whom he has been associated for such a long time. - Orange Cal. Star.

Source: Bonaparte Record 12/25/1917


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