Petersburg Observer, Saturday, March 28, 1903


Edward Lee Bone died at the home of his parents in Petersburg, Saturday evening, March 21, 1903 at 7:45 o'clock. Lee was born August 29, 1879, at the old Bone homestead on Rock Creek and moved with his parents to Petersburg in 1894. During the past two years he has made his home in Jacksonville, Illinois where he conducted business for himself, with no little degree of success.

October last he was compelled by ill health, to give up his business, after which he returned home. Since his return he has been a long and patient suffer, always cheerful hopeful, never having complained of his painful affliction and even in the hour of death he recognized his friends and greeted them with a smile. He leaves in sorrow and sadness his Father and Mother, four sisters: Mrs. Margaret Hartley, Jennie, Lillian and Ida, and three brothers, Eugene, William and John. The funeral services were held at the home of his parents Tuesday morning March 24, 1903, at 10 o'clock Rev. H. M. Curry of Pleasant Plains officiated. Interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery. Pall bearers, Frank Hackman, Lloyd Reid, Louis Engle, Harry Walters and Edward Keating of Jacksonville, Illinois and Frank Golden of Petersburg.

Transcribed by: Jeanie Lowe.

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