|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1834|
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1898|
Suicide at Holton
Special to the Capital
Holton, Kan., Feb. 12 - Mr. L. Bidwell, an old gentleman about 60 years of age died. (Topeka Weekly Capital, February 15, 1898, page 3)
Last Wednesday night, Mr. Leonard Bidwell committed suicide by hanging himself to the small bridge north of the University _. Ill health is ascribed as the cause of the act.
The Holton Recorder, February 17, 1898.
Leonard Bidwell was born Nov. 3, 1834 in what was then Pleasant Valley, but has been changed to Plain City, Madison, Co., Ohio. His early life was spent on a farm in that county. He was married Sept. 18, 1860 to Miss Sarah J. Heath a native of the same county and state, and with five children four sons and one daughter, survive him, one son and daughter having preceded him to another world. The family resided in Pleasant Valley until Dec. 1867, when they migrated to Atchison county, Kansas. In 1888 they removed to Nemaha county near Wetmore and in 1890 they came to Jackson county and located on a farm near Circleville where they resided until March 1897, when they came to Holton where they have since resided. Mr. Bidwell departed this life Feb. 10, 1898, aged 63 years 3 months and 7 days_
The Holton Recorder, February 24, 1898.
Sarah J Heath Bidwell (1837 - 1921)*
Algerous Grant Bidwell (1861 - 1932)*
Delbert Bidwell (1874 - 1939)*
Peachey Bidwell Lasswell (1876 - 1944)*
Elmer Bidwell (1878 - 1945)*
Plot: Sect 1 Lot 6 Block 51 Sp 6
Created by: Thomas Mick
Record added: Oct 10, 2008
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