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Carpenter Weidler Bender
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1855
Death: Jun. 4, 1902

A Fatal Fall: C. W. Bender Hurled from a Wagon and Death Ensues:

On Monday morning about 10 o'clock, Carpenter W. Bender, a well-known furniture dealer and undertaker, of this borough, met with an accident which resulted in his death early on Wednesday morning.

Mr. Bender was on his way home from Mrs. Ellwerth's residence, northwest of town, with a small load of hay on his furniture wagon, he being on the wagon his feet resting on the foot board of the wagon bed and his body leaning against the front of the load. While driving on the turnpike just west of this borough, Jacob M. Bowers, noticed as he was passing his residence, on the Sprecher farm, that the horses were somewhat fractious and one kicked several times. After having gone by a few hundred yards he noticed Mr. Bender fall off the wagon head foremost and then the horses started to run. Mr. Bowers quickly ran to where Mr. Bender fell and found him apparently dead, while the horses had run a short distance where the wagon struck the fence and was upset and one horse fell, which stopped them. Soon several persons, at work nearby, came to the rescue and while some gave attention to Mr. Bender, others took charge of the team. A settee was procured and he was laid on it and carried to Mr. Bowers' residence and a physician was sent for. Dr. Showalter responded and after a brief examination, directed that he should be taken to his home, which was done. A closer examination showed that the skull was fractured and he was also suffering from a severe concussion of the brain and a clot of blood had also formed on one side of the brain, completely paralyzing the other side of his body. He lingered in his paralyzed and unconscious condition with very little change until Wednesday morning about 5 o'clock when his death took place.

The deceased was forty-nine years of age and had been engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in this borough for upwards of twenty years. He also dealt to some extent in horses and enjoyed driving spirited animals. He served as borough constable from the time the borough was organized in 1895 until this spring, when he was suceeded by Weidler Bensinger. He is survived by his wife, who was a daughter of the late Samuel Steffy, and seven children, three sons, Rufus, Walter and William, and four daughters, Grace, Bessie, Carrie and Maria.

A singular fatality has occurred in the family connection of the deceased. A brother was killed a number of years ago, while at work on a farm, by a horse falling on him, and a few weeks ago, David Myers, of West Earl township, a brother-in-law of the deceased, was killed at the Bareville tollgate by being struck by a trolley car.

The funeral of the deceased will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and the interment will be made in the Lutheran cemetery.

New Holland Clarion, Sat. June 7, 1902, p. 1 
 
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 Parents:
  George Bender (1818 - 1895)
  Harriet Johnston Bender (1820 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Olivia Steffy Bender (1859 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Rufus Winfield Scott Bender (1881 - 1912)*
  Grace Olivia Bender Mentzer (1882 - 1959)*
  Walter Carpenter Bender (1883 - 1966)*
  Bessie Bender (1885 - 1966)*
  William S. Bender (1886 - 1956)*
  Carrie Bender Buckwalter (1888 - 1972)*
  Maria K. Bender (1899 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Bender (1843 - 1908)*
  Mary Catharine Bender Doner (1845 - 1921)*
  Diller Bender (1848 - 1860)*
  Annie Elizabeth Bender Patterson (1851 - 1918)*
  Carpenter Weidler Bender (1855 - 1902)
  Alice Caroline Bender Groff (1863 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
New Holland
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Carol & Pete
Record added: May 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89983701
Carpenter Weidler Bender
Added by: Carol & Pete
 
 
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