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Joseph Benjamin "Ben" Bierly
Birth: Sep. 13, 1879
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1925
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

He was born in Twin Twp.; the son of Milton H. and Phoebe Ann (Reichard) Bierly.

He was united in marriage to Catherine Eunice "Katie" (Whipp) Bierly Bamber on December 7, 1905, in Montgomery County, Ohio, with whom he shares a headstone. To this union, three known were born: Etta Ellen (Bierly) Leis, John Milton Bierly, and Treva Catherine (Bierly) McFarland.

He died in front of his house in a street-car accident, and was interned on August 24, 1925.

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OBITUARY
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Joseph Benjamin Bierly
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Joseph Benjamin Bierly, son of Milton and Phoebe Bierly, was born September 13, 1879 and died from injuries by being struck by a street car on August 21, 1925 at the age of 45 years, 11months, and eight days.

He was one of a family of ten children, three sisters - Mrs. Alice Roberts (sic; Robert), Mrs. Hattie House, Mrs. Jose Shields, and six brothers Frank, Art, Herbert, Cleve, Everett and Ralph. The latter preceded him in death eight months ago. His entire life was spent in this community with the exception of the last fourteen months when he and his family have resided in Dayton.

He was a member of the local Reformed church being confirmed under the pastorate of Rev. Keller. He served as superintendent of the Sunday School for several years and was a faithful worker in the church service as a member of the Consistory for four years.

In December of 1905, he was united in marriage with Katie Whipp. To this happy union three children were born Etta, age 19 years, John, age 17 years, and Kathryn, age 15 years, all being at home.

He was of an unusually kind disposition, always being able to look on the brighter side of life. He possessed a noble character and in his death the community loses a good honest citizen and the family a kind and affectionate husband and father.

His sudden passing has caused a pall over the entire community and the heartfelt sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved family in this hour of their great sorrow.

Who know how near our end may be?
Time speeds away and death comes on.

How soon, Oh! How suddenly may death be here and life be gone.

O God! For Jesus sake we pray,
Grant us Thy peace on our dying day.
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We wish to thank all who assisted in any way to lighted the burden of sorrow caused by the death of our dear husband and father, Mr. J.B. Bierly.

Mrs. Katie Bierly and Children
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WIDOW OF ACCIDENT
VICTIM ASKS $25,000
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Petition Charges Railway Company
Operated Its Car at an Unlawful
Speed
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A suit for $25,000 damages against the City Railway company for the death of J.B. (Ben) Bierly, killed when struck by a Third street car at Bish avenue and West Third street, Dayton, August 21, 1925, has been filed in Montgomery county common pleas court by the victim's widow, Katie E. Bierly, also executrix of her late husband's estate.

The petition charges the railway company operated its car at an unlawful rate of speed and die to negligence of the part of the operator of the car, her husband was struck and knocked to the ground and received injuries that resulted in his death.

The Bierly's formerly resided south of Lewisburg. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Milton H. Bierly (1847 - 1917)
  Phoeba Ann Reichard Bierly (1851 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Eunice Whipp Bamber (1882 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Etta Ellen Bierly Leis (1906 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Bierly (1868 - 1868)**
  Alice May Bierly Robert (1871 - 1926)*
  Hattie Dell Bierly House (1873 - 1958)*
  Francis Marion Bierly (1875 - 1951)*
  Josephine Bierly Shields (1877 - 1955)*
  Joseph Benjamin Bierly (1879 - 1925)
  Art Robert Bierly (1882 - 1935)*
  Herbert Johnson Bierly (1884 - 1963)*
  Moody Cleveland Bierly (1886 - 1947)*
  Ralph Leroy Bierly (1889 - 1924)*
  Everett Jacob Bierly (1891 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Roselawn Cemetery
Lewisburg
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 324
 
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Record added: May 22, 2006
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