|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1869|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1948|
Last Rites Held at Huntsville for B. F. Bacon
Restful Slumber for Esteemed Retired Farmer Came at Mt. Sterling Home; In Memoriam
Benjamin Franklin Bacon, esteemed retired farmer, was called to Life Eternal early Tuesday, January 20, at his late home in Mt. Sterling.
Rev. D.A. Bloomster, pastor of the Mt. Sterling Methodist church, officiated in the funeral service held at two o'clock at the Huntsville Methodist church, last Thursday afternoon. Many friend joined relatives in paying tribute to Mr. Bacon by attending the service.
The floral offerings were profuse in number and lovely in selection and arrangement.
Mrs. Charles Van Ormer and Mrs. Gene Lantz sang two favorite hymns, "Beautiful Isle" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied by Mrs. Harold Hoyt at the piano.
There remains were laid to rest in Pulaski cemetery with the following serving as casket bearers: Earl Bartlow, Harold Hoyt, Orin Burmwood, Harry Crain, Ray Pierce and Everett Cashman.
B. F. Bacon, son of William H. and Mary Gould Bacon was born Sept. 13, 1869 in Schuyler county, Illinois and passed away on January 20, 1948 at Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
He grew to manhood near Huntsville and for over forty years was a prominent farmer in that community.
He was married on May 11, 1899 to Jessie M. Baxter who survives together with two daughters, Maxine Jewison of Macomb, Ill. and Dorothy Bacon of Mt. Sterling, Ill. An infant son preceded him in death. He also leaves one son-in-law, Delmar Jewison, three grandchildren, Joan, Benny and Bobby Jewison, who were a great source of pride and joy to him, and two sisters, Ethel Bacon of Augusta and Minnie B. Stevenson of Chicago.
He was a member of the Huntsville Methodist church and served his church faithfully through the years.
Thus passes a Christian gentleman whose life was an open book.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who have helped to make our sorrow easier through their kindness and expressions of sympathy.
The Bacon Family
William H Bacon (1838 - 1899)
Mary Ellen Gould Bacon (1841 - 1922)
Jessie Baxter Bacon (1875 - 1963)*
Infant son Bacon (1901 - 1901)*
Mary Maxine Bacon Jewison (1908 - 2000)*
Dorothy F. Bacon (1911 - 1972)*
Minnie Bacon Stevenson (1865 - 1954)*
Harry Bacon (1868 - 1878)*
Benjamin Franklin Bacon (1869 - 1948)
William M. Bacon (1872 - 1947)*
Effie Bacon (1874 - 1875)*
Herbert Bacon (1876 - 1878)*
Bessie Bacon Robbins (1880 - 1905)*
Walter Ernest Bacon (1881 - 1934)*
Created by: Sue Hawes
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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