Salem News April 7, 1932
WILLIAM M. BOND
The funeral services of William M. Bond, who passed away at his home Friday evening, April 1 following a lingering illness of more than ayear duration, were held Sunday afternoon at the Friends church. it was impossible to find seating room for those that attended and many waited on the outside of the church during the services. Mr. Bond was lovedand highly respected by all.
The services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Stanley, pastor of the chruch who used for his text Job. 5-26 the theme of which was "The Ripe Old Age." Miss Viola Smith, of Muscatine and a former pastor and personal friend of the family assisted with the services. The songs "Lead Esther Stanley and Leon Smith and H. C. Garretson with Mrs. Elbert Brown presiding at the piano. An abundance of beautiful flowers expressedthe sympathy of the friends for the living and their love and admirationfor the one departed.
William M. Bond, youngest son of Mordecai and Rachel Marshall Bond, was born May 1, 1848 on a farm four miles south of Salem, now a part of the Hartley land and passed away at his home in Salem, April 1, 1932 aged 83 years and 11 months. His entire life was spent in this vicinity with the exception of a few years in Clay county, Iowa and Wayne county, Indiana.
He was united in marriage to Caroline E. Beeson, November 17, 1869. To them were born one daughter Mrs. Lillian C. Thomas and one son, William Albert Bond, both of Winterset, Iowa. Their mother died April 10, 1874. Fifteen years later, on June 18, 1889, he was married to Elma Bunker. A foster son, Gilbert Briggs, now of Plymouth, Wisconsin came to live with them at the age of six years.
His second wife passed away September 13, 1913 and he then moved to Salem, which has been his home ever since. On January 1, 1915, he married Mrs. Alice Crew, whose living companionship and tender care have blessed his declining years.
He was a birthright member of the Friends church and always maintained that relationship. Especially in his later years, have his earnest prayers and clear testimonies witnessed to his hope in Christ and hewas always present at Sunday services and prayer meeting until failing health prevented.
He is survived by his wife, the children and their companions, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
His devotion to the welfare of his home and dear ones and loyalty to his many friends will be missed by all until we meet again.
The remains were laid to rest in the South cemetery and the pallbearers were L. A .Bunker, Clyde Bunker, Max Cook, Elbert Brown, Ernest Breazeale and Charles Glendennnig.
Relatives and friends from a distance attending he funeral were, Mr.and Mrs. John Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bond and daughter Miss Carol of Winterset, Iowa; Gilbert Briggs of Plymouth, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. W .A .Hancock and daughter of Keokuk, Misses Elizabeth and Viola Smith of Muscatine, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dossey and Mr. Coates of Moberly, Mo., Mrs. Jennie Cochran and daughter Miss Goldie of Mt. Sterling, Mr. and Mrs. Will Stansbury and Mrs. Mabel Elkins of Farmington, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Bunker, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gracey, Mrs. Delphina Doan, Mrs. Fannie Watson of Stockport, A. S. and Paul Ratliff, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Garretson, Gilbert Garretson, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Moore, George Johnson, and Mr.and Mrs. Robert Hannah of Mt. Pleasant.
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