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[Evans, Harry Lee, Jr.]

Tryon Daily Bulletin, The World’s Smallest Daily Website (Columbus, North Carolina)

Thursday     24 July 2008

Major General Harry Evans

Written by Administrator  

Major General Harry L. Evans, USAF (Ret.), 88, of Tryon Estates, Columbus, died on Friday, July 18, 2008.

He was born in Bedford, Iowa, on Nov. 22, 1919, the son of the late Harry Evans and Clara Fowler Evans. He graduated from Northeast Oklahoma Junior College, Miami, Oklahoma, in 1938. General Evans entered military service in 1940 and was commissioned a second lieutenant and completed his pilot training at Kelly Field, Texas, in November, 1940.

From November, 1940 to January, 1943, General Evans served at Randolph Field, Texas, first as a flight instructor, then as a squadron commander.  In January, 1943, he was transferred to the 449th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, Independence Army Air Field, Kan., serving as a flight commander and then as squadron commander. In March, 1945, he served as deputy group commander of the 29th Bomb Group on Guam and flew 18 B-29 combat missions.

In September, 1946, he entered the University of Oklahoma, earning his bachelor of science degree in 1948. He was assigned as squadron commander of a strategic reconnaissance squadron based in Japan and later Travis Air Force Base, Calif. 

In 1950, General Evans was selected to attend a two-year guided missile course at the University of Michigan, for which he received his Master of Science degree. After completion of this course, he served a four-year tour with Field Command, Armed Forces Special Weapons Project, Sandia Base, N. M. Then in July,

1956, he attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

After graduation from the Air War College in June, 1957, General Evans was assigned as program director of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. He was next placed in charge of the Air Force fledgling space activities and was responsible for early Air Force Satellite Systems and for the Air Force portion of the early Pioneer and Explorer space launches, directing more than 50 space and satellite launches and on-orbit operations.

In August, 1965, he was named as vice director, Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program. He became the assistant to the commander of Air Force Systems Command in March, 1967.

Among the General’s decorations were the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and the Air Medal with oak leaf cluster.

In June, 1967, he retired from the service and was employed as an aerospace executive in the guided missile systems division of Raytheon Corporation.

In 1973, he and his wife, Dixie, retired to Tryon, where he avidly pursued his interests in wine making, tennis and golf, as well as community service with Polk County Community Foundation and other local charities.

General Evans was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Dixie [Maxine Sandmire] Evans, and is survived by his four great nieces and nephews, Kirsten, Daren, Julia, and Justin Stennes.

A memorial service will be held in the auditorium at Tryon Estates, Columbus, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, with the Reverend Ralph Kuether officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register can be signed at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

[Evans, Clara Jane Creek]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 30, 1947    [p. 1]

Mrs. Clara Evans Dies In Des Moines

Mrs. Clara [Jane Creek] Evans, a resident of Bedford for many years, died at her home in Des Moines Tuesday night.  She would have been 94 years of age on next Christmas Day and had been in failing health the past year.  The body will be brought to Bedford some time Friday for burial in the Bedford cemetery.

Mrs. Evans is survived by one daughter and five sons.  They are Harry L. [ee] Evans of Miami, Okla., Mrs. Ruth Denio of Palm Beach, Florida; Philip [Patterson] Evans and Fred [rick William] Evans of Joplin, Mo.; Robert M.[oody] Evans of Des Moines; John [Lewis] Evans of Storm Lake, Iowa.  There are also 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Mr. Evans and two infant daughters preceded her in death.  Also a son, Edwin [Van Meter], who lost his life in World War I.

[Evans, Mary]

Taylor County Republican

Thursday    June 8, 1882   

Death of Mary Evans

“The aged must die and the young may die.”  Little Mary Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse J. [oshua] Evans [Clara Jane Creek], aged six years, was called hence on last Thursday evening, at half past nine o’clock, after a brief illness of ten days, her disease being erysipelas, which settled on the brain.  She was a most interesting child, bright, promising and thoughtful beyond her years, the unspoiled pet of the household and beloved by her playmates and all who knew her.  Her illness, which was very painful and especially so as the end drew nigh, was patiently borne, and never, even when her sufferings were most severe, did she fail to thank those about her for the slightest service she received at their hands.  The funeral services took place at the residence of her afflicted parents on Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Taylor, of the Baptist church.

[Evans, Lida “Eliza” McGregor]

Times-Republican

Thursday     October 8, 1931     [p. 1]

Former Bedford Lady Passes Away

Was Married Here In October Of The Year 1872

Mrs. W. [illiam] F. [ranklin] Evans [Lida McGregor], 81 years old, died after a long illness Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Jones, 605 North Poplar Street.  Mrs. Evans, who had lived in Creston for the past 47 years, was born in New Castle, Penn., Jan. 27, 1850, and moved with her parents to Bedford when she was 19 years old.  At Bedford she was united in marriage with W.[illiam] F. [ranklin] Evans, Oct. 5, 1872, and had she lived until Monday, they would have been married 59 years.  She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years.  She leaves besides her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Cora B. [elle] Hawks and Mrs. Oliver Jones of Creston and Mrs. Charles E. Jones of Coon Rapids, and one son, F. [rank] Max [Malcolm] Evans of Creston, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  All her children were with her in her last illness.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oliver Jones, with Rev. E. E. Lister officiating.  Burial was made in Graceland cemetery.---Creston News-Advertiser.

[McGregor, Charles B.]

Times-Republican

Thursday    February 6, 1930

Creston, Ia., Feb. 1---(Special to The Times-Republican)---C. [harles] B. McGregor, senior partner in the firm of McGregor Bros. and Coens, died at 9:30 o’clock last night at his home 800 West Adams Street.  He had not been feeling well for several days but had been confined to his home only since Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church at Creston.  Rev. James R. E. Craighead conducted the services and burial took place in the family lot at Graceland cemetery.  Six cousins served as pallbearers.  From 12 o’clock Friday noon, until the hour of the funeral, the body lie in state at the Presbyterian Church.

Born near New Castle, Penn., Oct. 10, 1857, Mr. McGregor came west with his family in 1869.  They settled in southern Iowa, near Bedford.  In 1875 he joined the firm of R. A. McGowen and Co., at Indianola.  In 1881 he went to Lenox where he established his own firm.  From Lenox he moved to Bedford, establishing a business there.  After he disposed of his business in Bedford he was on the road for a short time as a salesman of heavy farm machinery.  In 1900 he returned to Creston and entered business.  The present firm of McGregor Bros. and Coens was established in 1916.

Surviving Mr. McGregor are his daughter, Margaret, at home; a sister, Mrs. Roy Hawk of Chicago; one brother, L. [awrence] L. McGregor of Creston, with whom he was associated in business; his cousin, Miss Sarah Cunningham, who, since the death of Mr. McGregor’s wife five years ago, has kept up the home for him and his daughter; Mrs. W. [illiam] F. Evans [Lida McGregor] of Creston, a half-sister, and D. [onald] C. McGregor of Chula Vista, Calif., a half brother.

[Evans, Mary Elizabeth ”Mamie” Eshelman]

Times-Republican

Thursday    August 18, 1927    [p. 1]

Mrs. Walter M. Evans

Mary Elizabeth Eshelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. [cott] C. Eshelman, was born on Sept. 3rd, 1892, at Persia, Iowa, and on April 21st, 1915, she was united in marriage to Walter M. [organ] Evans at Woodbine, Iowa, and at once left for their new home at Bedford, where they have resided for the past 12 years.  At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Woodbine, where she has retained her membership until some two years ago, when she transferred her membership to the M. E. church at Bedford.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, and also the Pythian Sisters.  She was a great lover of the beautiful, and always ready to lend a helping hand, and after a short but industrious life she was called upon to lay down life’s duties at the age of 35 years.  After a short illness she passed away at the Methodist hospital at St. Joseph, Mo.  She is survived by her husband, her mother, and one brother, H. [oward] D. [ale] Eshelman, of Harlan, Ia.

Funeral services were held at the home in Bedford at 10 o’clock on Tuesday morning, Aug. 16th, conducted by Rev. G. T. Roberts.  The body was taken to the old home at Woodbine, Ia., for burial.

[Evans, Sarah Jane Fordyce]

Times-Republican

Thursday    May 1, 1930

Sarah Fordyce Evans

Sarah Jane Fordyce was born near Waynesburg, in Greene County, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22, 1846, and passed away at her home in Bedford, Sunday, April 27, 1930, aged 83 years, 6 months and 5 days.  In 1868 she came to Iowa with Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Dowlin [Elizabeth Morris], making her home with them until her marriage.  She was married to A. [lexander] P. Evans on June 3, 1869.  To this union two children were born, Edna, wife of B. [eryl] E. Paschal, and George R.[obey], both of Bedford.  The family resided in Bedford until 1887 when they moved to the farm south of Bedford.  After the death of her husband, which occurred Dec. 4, 1922, she again moved to Bedford, where she resided at the time of her death.  At an early age, she united with the Baptist Church and has been a consistent member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford for the past 60 years.  She was deeply interested in all affairs of the church and active in the Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies as long as her health permitted.  She is survived by her daughter and son, Mrs. B. [eryl] E. Paschal and George R. [obey] Evans of Bedford, and one grandson, Dr. George A. Paschal of Iowa City, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Phillips of Fairview, West Virginia; several nieces and nephews residing in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and one niece, Mrs. Conner Stephens, of near Blockton, Iowa, and a host of friends of Bedford and community.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Clark M. Crowell.  Interment was made in the Fairview Mausoleum.

[Evans, John Harvey]

Los Angeles Times

Tuesday    August 26, 1958    p. B6

Deaths, Funeral Announcements

Evans, John H. [arvey], beloved husband of Vera Evans, father of Marjory Hasch and brother of Mattie Herrick.

Services today, 2 p. m., at Snyder’s Southwest Mortuary.

[Evans, John Harvey]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    September 4, 1958    p. 8

John H. Evans Dies In Los Angeles

John H. [arvey] Evans, husband of a former Bedford resident, Miss Vera Golding, died unexpectedly in Los Angeles, Wednesday, August 20.  Last rites and burial were there.  Surviving with the wife is a daughter, Miss Marjorie Evans, who is a missionary in Africa.

[Evans, Mary Frances “Fannie” Pierce]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 30, 1916

Mrs. Harry L. Evans

Mrs. Harry L. [ee] Evans died at 10 o’clock Sunday morning at her home northwest of Bedford.  Her death was caused by pleural pneumonia.  She was ill only about a week.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home, conducted by the Rev. C. C. Hatcher of the First Baptist Church.  Interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

Fannie [Mary Frances] Pierce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick H. Pierce, was born February 6, 1875, in Taylor County, Ia.  She was united in marriage September 2, 1908, to Harry L. [ee] Evans.  She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. P. [atrick] H. Pierce, sister, Mrs. George [Kiefer] Cetonne [Irene Bernice]  of Dayton, Ohio, and brother, Bernie Pierce of Sioux Falls, S. D.

[Evans, Mary Frances “Fannie” Pierce]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 30, 1916

Mrs. George [Kiefer] Cetonne [Irene Bernice] arrived Monday from Dayton, Ohio, called by the death of her sister, Mrs. H. [arry] L. [ee] Evans.

[Evans, Mary Frances “Fannie” Pierce]

Times-Republican

Thursday    March 30, 1916

Mrs. Clara [Jane Creek] Evans and son, Robert, of Des Moines and daughter, Mrs. P. S. Denio [Virginia Ruth] of Sheridan, Wyo., arrived Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Harry L. [ee] Evans.

[Evans, Etta May Nickles]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    July 15, 1976    p. 9

Graveside Services For Etta May Evans this Tuesday

Graveside services for Mrs. Walter (Etta May) [Nickles] Evans, 89, of Blockton, were held Tues., July 12, in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blockton, with Rev. Loren Daley in charge.  Mrs. Evans died July 11, 1976, in St. Francis Hospital in Maryville.

She had three daughters and one son.

[Note: The name on her headstone is May E. Evans.]

[Evans, Mary Wallace]

Times-Republican

Thursday    April 15, 1926

Mrs. Mary N. Evans

(From Riverside, Calif., Press, of March 26, 1926)

Mrs. Mary N. Evans, wife of Lyman Evans, passed away at her home, 454 West Fourteenth St., shortly after midnight last night.  The end came peacefully to Mrs. Evans, who had been confined to her bed for some months as an invalid.  Mrs. Evans, who was one of the pioneer residents of Riverside, was known and loved by a host of friends.  She is survived by her husband, Lyman Evans, former district attorney; a son, Wallace Evans, of San Francisco, and a daughter, Miss Helen Evans, assistant librarian at the Riverside Public Library.  Funeral services will be held from the M. H. Simons chapel at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will be in the mausoleum at Evergreen Cemetery.  Dr. Ira W. Barnett, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Evans was a member for many years, will officiate at the funeral.

Mary N. Wallace was born at Fairview, Ohio, April 14, 1845, and was in her eighty-first year at the time of her death.  She was married to Lyman Evans at Monmouth, Ill., December 5, 1872, and for 15 years they lived in Bedford, Iowa, coming to San Bernardino in 1887.  When Riverside County was formed, in 1893, Mr. and Mrs. Evans removed to Riverside, and have since made their home here.

Always a home-loving woman, Mrs. Evans spent her life for hr family, and yet found time as well to accumulate a host of friends who are grieved to learn of her passing.

[Evans, James S.]

Times-Republican

Thursday    December 30, 1915    [p. 1]

James S. Evans Is Laid To Rest

Old Resident Of Bedford Passes Away After Long Illness And At Advanced Age

Funeral Services Today

Well Known as Business Man For Years—Native of Indiana—Aged 73 Years

James S. Evans died Monday night at his home in Bedford, aged 73 years.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. C. C. Hatcher.

Mr. Evans was born June 24, 1842, in Hendrix County, Indiana.  He was married July 21, 1864 to Miss Martha Maze [Maize], of Schuyler County, Mo., and lived there 10 years.  They came to Davis County 41 years ago and 8 years later moved to Bedford.  Shortly afterward he became engaged in the grocery business with Jesse and W. [illiam] F. [ranklin] Evans, at the place where the Lovell grocery now is.  Later he was in the same grocery with his son but on account of ill health retired from business.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans were the parents of eight children, six of whom are living.  They are William J. of Muskegon, Mich.; Robert J., of Chicago; Olive M. [edora] Maulding of Maryville; Etta M. [ay] DeWitt of Lyons, Kan., Alice I. [da] Egan of Denver, Colo.; and Eunice L. [eona] Stephens of St. Joseph.  The nine grandchildren are all living.  Surviving also are three brothers, William E. of Burch, Ia., Andrew J. of Lancaster, Mo.; Joseph E. of California, and one sister, Sarah Horn of Davis County.

[Evans, Eva]                                      [Evans, Katie]

Iowa South-West

Saturday    January 13, 1877    p. 3

Death In Happy Childhood

Death, the visitor that comes sooner or later to all, has cast its saddening shadow across the threshold of our townsman, A. J. Evans.  One week ago yesterday, Eva, a sweet little girl of two summers, died of that scourge of childhood and terror to parents, diphtheria; and yesterday morning, Katie, four and a half years old---the only remaining darling---was taken away by the same disease.  Loved by all who knew them as two happy little hearts, the sympathy of the entire community is with the sorrowing parents.

 [Walker, Clyde Carlson]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    October 20, 1938    [p. 1]

Clyde Walker Dies Near Maloy

Clyde [Carlson] Walker, a former resident of the New Market and Gravity communities, died at his home northwest of Maloy Saturday night, Oct. 15.  The funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Gravity Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Max Buck.  Burial was in the Gravity cemetery.

He is survived by his wife [Grace] and nine children.  The children are Mrs. Archie Dobson, Mrs. Carl Mascher, Mrs. Claude Cox, Alfred Walker and Roy Walker of Clarinda; Raymond Walker of California, Miss Dorothy Walker of Omaha, Hubert and Andy at home.

 [Walker, Horace Maynard “Dick”]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 27, 1938    p. 5

Mrs. Floyd Shum’s Father Succumbs

H. [orace] M. [aynard] Walker, 74, died at his home in Clarinda at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25, his death coming very unexpectedly.

The funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon and burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

Mr. Walker is survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters.  The children are Jess Walker of Imola, Calif., Leslie Walker, Harry Walker and Miss Daisy Walker of Clarinda, Silas Walker of Omaha, Mrs. Floyd Shum of Bedford, Mrs. Howard Cooper of Clearfield.

[Walker, Horace Maynard “Dick”]

Bedford Times-Press

February 3, 1938     p. 8

Obituary

H. M. Walker

Horace Maynard Walker, son of Wm. and Amy Hampton Walker, was born in La Follette, Campbell County, Tennessee, July 13, 1863, and passed away at his home in Clarinda, Tuesday evening, Jan. 25, 1938, at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 19 days, after an illness of only a few hours.

At the age of 6 years he moved with his parents to Page County, Iowa, and with the exception of three years spent in Kansas, has resided in and near Clarinda during the remaining 66 years of his life, the past 20 years being spent in Clarinda.

On March 21, 1889, in Clarinda, he was united in marriage to Mary [Ann] Horton, and they started housekeeping on a farm east of Clarinda.  To this happy union seven children were born, all of whom are living.

The surviving relatives are his devoted wife, and four sons and three daughters:  Jesse M. [aynard] Walker of Imola, Calif., Leslie D. [ale] Walker and Harry R.[aymond] Walker of Clarinda, Amy [Iola] Shum of Bedford, Iowa, Silas B.[url] Walker of Omaha, Nebr., Maisy [Ellen] Cooper of Clearfield, Iowa, and Daisy [Emily] Walker at home; one sister, Mary Myers of Oklahoma City, Okla., and seven grandchildren.

He was a kind husband and father, loved his home and family, and will be greatly missed by them.

Funeral services were conducted at his son’s funeral home by the Rev. W. Frank Lister Friday afternoon.  Interment was made in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Walker, Silas Burl]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    April 24, 1947    [p. 1]

Former Merchant Here Dies In West

Silas B. [url] Walker, a brother of Mrs. Floyd Shum [Amy Iola Walker] of Bedford, died Tuesday night following a heart attack, while visiting a brother in San Francisco.  His home was in Brawley, Calif., where he was manager of an A & P store.  Mr. Walker operated a grocery store in Bedford a number of years ago.

The funeral services will be held at the Walker Funeral Home in Clarinda at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Clarinda cemetery.

[Bonar, Francis Luther]

Bedford Times-Press

Thursday    January 18, 1962    p. 5

F. L. Bonar, 70, Dies In St. Joe

Francis L. [uther] Bonar, 70, a brother of Mrs. Glenn [Speidel] Gordon [Gladys Dona] of Hopkins, died Jan. 6 at his home in St. Joseph, following a stroke.

Services were held the following Tuesday, Rev. Charles Ross officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Public cemetery, St. Joseph.

Mr. Bonar was born at Stonington, Colo., and had resided in St. Joseph most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War One.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two step-daughters, three brothers, the one sister and eleven grandchildren.

Mr. Bonar was the father of W. D. Bonar, who died three weeks previous in a ditch cave-in at Conception, Mo.

[Bonar, Franklin Edgar]

Maryville Daily Forum

Wednesday    December 15, 1943    [p. 1]

Franklin E. Bonar Dies; Funeral To Be Thursday

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for Franklin E. [dgar] Bonar, 88-year-old retired farmer, who died suddenly about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home in Hopkins.  Rev. W.H. Hansford, pastor, assisted by Rev. O. S. Lincoln, pastor of the Christian church of Hopkins, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Hopkins cemetery.

Mr. Bonar, who was born November 4, 1855, at Birmingham, Ia., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Bonar [Elizabeth Ann Woldruff], had resided in Hopkins forty-five years and at the present residence since 1929.  He was married in 1929 to Ollie Worley McBeth.

Surviving are his wife; one sister, Miss Susie Bonar, Hopkins, and several nieces and nephews.

[Bonar, Franklin Edgar]

Maryville Daily Forum

Friday     December 17, 1943    p. 3

Rites For F. E. Bonar

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hopkins for Franklin E. [dgar] Bonar, who died Tuesday.  Rev. W. H. Hansford, pastor, officiated.  Burial was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Pallbearers were Grant Brown, F. L. Richard, Sam Cook, Richard Chaney, Charles Lewis and Charles Gray.

Flowers were in charge of Mrs. Charles Gray, Mrs. Sam Robbins, Mrs. Myrl Fike and Mrs. Joe Andrews.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Frederick Mutti, Mrs. Frank Litsch, Lawrence Wiley and R. W. Sirles, accompanied by Mrs. Beryl Mathers, who sang “Rock of Ages” and “Abide With Me.”

[Bonar, Letta Jane Lasley]

Times-Republican

Thursday    April 2, 1903    p. 5

Mortuary

Mrs. Litta Bonar [Letta Jane Lasley] was born in Decatur County, Iowa, October 1, 1856, and died in Hopkins, Mo. Mar. 19, 1903.  The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in Hopkins, Rev. Edmonds officiating, Mar. 21, 1903.  The interment took place in the Hopkins cemetery.  Deceased was a member of the Methodist church.  She leaves two daughters and five sons.

“We would not bring her back

to life,

With word or charm or sign---

Nor yet recall to scenes of strife

A creature all divine.”

“She was not one to live and

love,

Amid earth’s fading things;

Her being had its home above,

And spread immortal wings.”

N. M. M.

[Bonar, Charles Henry]

Times-Republican

Thursday    May 18, 1916    [p. 1]

Former Polk Settler Passes To Reward

Charles H. Bonar Died At Hopkins, Aged Eighty-Four

Chas. H. [enry] Bonar died at his home in Hopkins at 8 a. m. Friday, May 12.  Funeral services were held at the late home at 2 p. m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. McNamara, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of Hopkins.  Interment was in the Hopkins cemetery.

Deceased was an old settler of Polk Township, near the High Prairie church, the original farm now being in possession of a member of the family.  While a resident of Polk Township, Mr. Bonar, by careful management and industry, acquired a good farm, which he had at the time of his retirement from active labor, highly improved.  He was a public-spirited man and took an active interest in the various activities of the township.

Several years ago he left the farm, locating in Hopkins, where he has since resided, with his wife and two unmarried children, Edward [Franklin Edgar] and Susan Bonar.  He is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marie Snodgrass, and a number of grandchildren, one of the latter being Mrs. Wm. McCoun, of Bedford, who with her son William attended the funeral Sunday.

Deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge at Siam, almost from its beginning, and retained his membership until his death.  The lodge attended the funeral in a body and conducted their ritualistic service at the grave.