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Joseph Binehower

Joseph Binehower

Age: 55
Birthplace: Wayne Co., O
Residence: Wellington
Occupation: Ins. Ag't
Entry into the Service
Date: 9/4,'61
Rank: Private
Co.: B
Regiment: 1st. O.V.L.A.
Final Discharge
Date: 9/12,'64
Rank: Private
Co.: B
Regiment: 1st. O.V.L.A.
Length of Service: 36 months
Cause of Discharge: Exp. of Term
Date of Muster into the G.A.R.:
When Honorably Discharged:
When Suspended:
When Dropped:
Where Buried: Greenwood, Wellington
Nature of Wounds Received:
When and in what Engagements Wounded:
Remarks: Killed by Auto in Wellington. Oct. 23, 1922


Wellington Enterprise, 24 October 1922, Page 1

Shortly after 10 o'clock Monday night while Mr. Joseph Binehower was walking down the middle of south street, he was struck by an automobile driven by Mr. Theodore Warner and when he was carried into a nearby residence, it was found that he was dead.

The accident happened just in front of the William Stevenson residence. It was raining and Mr. Binehower was carrying an umbrella. He was returning to his home from a Masonic meeting. Mr. Warner was conveying his mother, Mrs. G.B. Warner, and Mrs. E.E. Watters home from a meeting of the Friendship Guild held at Mrs. C.G. Battles' home. He was driving slow because of the heavy rain, and was going about twelve miles an hour. When he saw Mr. Binehower ahead he endeavored to avoid striking him, and put on the brakes. Mr. Binehower was caught between the headlight and the fender, and was dragged about ten feet before the car stopped. As the car backed away, the body slid to the pavement. Mr. Warner with the assistance of Mr. Howard Evans carried Mr. Binehower into the Stevenson home. Dr. Faus was called and pronounced him dead. The remains were conveyed to the Andrews undertaking rooms.

It is thot(sic) death was due to shock rather than to any injury, as Mr. Binehower was over 80 years of age. He had been repeatedly warned against walking in the street, but continued to do so.

Mr. Binehower was one of the respected citizens of this place, where he had been in the insurance business over a quarter of a century before disposing of his business to his son in law, Mr. F.A. Davies some time ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War, a life-long Mason and a member of the Methodist chruch.

He is survived by four children, Mrs. Osen Daughterty, Mrs. W. J. Slemmons and Miss Ada Binehower, of Cleveland, and Mrs. F.A. Davies of this place.

The accident is greatly regretted by all concerned, and all have the sympathy of the community in this unfortunate occurrence.

Wellington Enterprise, 27 October 1922, page 1

The funeral services of Mr. Joseph Bineshower(sic), aged 84, were held from his late residence on Pleasant street at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Hamlin Post G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, was in charge of the services with Rev. Joseph W. Naramore, pastor of the Methodist Church, the church of which Mr. Binehower was a member, as the officiating clergyman.

Members of Wellington Lodge No. 127 F. & A.M., and Wellington Chapter No. 109 were in attendance. Mr. Binehower was a respected member of both of these bodies. Beautiful music was rendered by Miss Florence Ford, accompanied by Miss Treva Howk.

Interment took place in Greenwood cemetery by the side of his wife, who passed away several years ago.

Mr. Binehower died instantly Monday night at 10:30 when struck by an automobile driven by Mr. Theodore Warner. Mr. Binehower was walking down the middle of South Main street in the rain with an umbrella up. Mr. Warner did not see him until too late. The accident happened in front of the William Stevenson residence. Dr. Faus was summoned, Coroner Perry was notified; but Mr. Warner was exonerated. He was driving slowly, and the car stopped within twelve feet of the place where Mr. Binehower was struck.