|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1921|
Joseph P. Ponton died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 1921 after an illness of three or four days' duration, at the home of his son, Jno. Ponton, Thorndale, Texas, being 83 years , eleven months and twenty days old. The funeral service was held at he residence, conducted by Rev. W.S. Elliott, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, and the remains were laid away in the family burying ground at Mesquite. Mr. Ponton was a native of Texas, being born in Lavaca County in 1837, and married Miss Jane Bownds July 16th, 1856. Of the six children born to this union two are now living - Joseph P. Ponton, Jr. of Gardner, and John Ponton of this city with home he made his home. In the early days of Texas history he taught school and later on engaged in farming. He fought for a lost cause in the Confederate army, and became a good and useful citizen after the war clouds had rolled by. Among his personal characteristics might be mentioned that he never had a shave and a barber never cut his hair, while the only time a physician ever visited him professionally was during his last illness. Mr. Ponton was a member of the Christian church and no better epitaph can be written at the end of any life than "It is will with my soul."
(Clipping from the Thorndale Thorn)
Elizabeth Jane Bownds Ponton (1841 - 1900)*
Mary Jane Ponton Tyler (1858 - 1918)*
Nancy Ann Ponton Parker (1859 - 1899)*
Joe P Ponton (1862 - 1931)*
John Berry Ponton (1865 - 1939)*
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Originally Created by: Annette Shaw
Record added: Apr 27, 2008
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