Obits published in the Sumner Press and summarized by researcher K Borden.
John Beard was born January 7, 1839 in Hancock County, Ohio. He enlisted in the service of his country on April 25, 1861 in the Civil War, as a member of Co F of the 13th Ohio inf. He served three months and was mustered out on account of illness. He was married December 24, 1861 to Amanda Shaw. He died Monday 26? 1917 with burial in the Antioch Cemetery.
Philo Bell was born in Wayne County, Ohio October 15, 1824 and died in Sumner May 20th, 1904. When he was 15 years of age he came to Lawrence County with his parents and settled on a farm west of town. He was married to Mary E Spencer March 22, 1849, and was a charter member of the Sumner Lodge No 249. In 1848 he cast his first vote for President, having voted for General Taylor, and was a staunch believer in the principles of the Republican Party.
Charles R Brown, a painter and about 44 years of age living near White House church, painted the new church at Millerville, working all day Saturday, then went home, ate a hearty supper and went to bed apparently in the best of health. About midnight he called his wife and complained of being ill. In thirty minutes he was dead. Coroner Black was called about 5 am to hold an inquest; the verdict was paralysis of the heart. (The coroner was called about 5 am Sunday to hold the inquest. Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 at White House Cemetery. The paper was published on Thursday September 2, 1915. )
Harry H Bolles, son of John and Alice Bolles, was born March 12, 1890 and died December 30, 1915 at the age of 24 years. He received his elementary education at the Island school, where he later taught two successful terms and began his third before he got sick on November 5. He was a graduate of the BTHS class of 1913. The burial took place at Whitehouse Cemetery.
Isaac Bennett the youngest son of George and Nancy Bennett, was born December 9, 1874 in Lawrence County, Indiana and died Friday, December 16, 1910 at the sanitarium in Olney of typhoid fever. He was married to Margaret Apple about 13 years before his death. He was buried at Sumner City Cemetery.
David M Brunson was a native of Lawrence County having been born September 22, 1845 south of Bridgeport and was 64 years of age when he died. He was as soldier in the war of the rebellion being a member of the 91st Ill Vol and served three years. Brunson was married three times- first to Belinda Payne with whom he had 8 children. Upon her death, his second wife was Eliza Harvey and they had three children. After her death, he married Lizzie Porter. Burial was at the Billett Cemetery.