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Samuel K. Bend
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1873
Lee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1900
Paw Paw
Lee County
Illinois, USA

SAMUEL K. BEND , died at the family residence Oct. 12, 1900. Born in Paw Paw Dec. 5, 1872, lacking two months of being 28 years old. Death resulted from appendicitis which attacked him some five weeks ago. From the first his case was critical, but at times he would show signs of improvement which gave hopes of his recovery. But on Oct. 6 the disease took a turn for the worse and ultimated [culminated ??] in his death. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bend well known residents in this community. The surviving sons are James, Richard Jr., William and Fred; there are also two daughters, Mrs. Ed Davis and Mrs. Henry Quillhot. The entire family were able to be present at the funeral. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church of Paw Paw, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The weather was perfect and brought out a large congregation of sympathizing friends. A select quartet of mixed voices sang familiar hymns be special request. Pastor Wm. A. Matthews preached a comforting sermon from the text: "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." The remains were afterward laid to rest in the Frantz Grove cemetery followed by a procession of sixty-five carriages. In many respects Sam was an exemplary young man. "Honor thy father and thy mother," was a commandment he kept from his youth up. Always kind to his parents he was no less loving to his brothers and sisters. In the home as in society he was bright, cheerful and happy. He was industrious and hard working whether as a farmer or a carpenter. During his painful and lingering illness he was uncomplaining. His patience and good-cheer made it a pleasure to minister to his every need. His character is beyond reproach. He kept his record clean. He loved to attend divine service and could be seen there at least once a Sunday. He died happy in the Lord leaving his loved ones abundant assurance that he had made his peace with God. The unusually large attendance upon his funeral services is a striking commentary upon the esteem and honor in which was held by the whole community. 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Bend (1840 - 1938)
  Arolia Kiddle Bend (1839 - 1929)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Bend Quilhot (1866 - 1932)*
  James Anthony Bend (1870 - 1956)*
  Samuel K. Bend (1873 - 1900)
  Richard R. Bend (1875 - 1937)*
  William Henry Bend (1877 - 1936)*
  Frederick R. Bend (1880 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wyoming Cemetery
Paw Paw
Lee County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Michelle
Originally Created by: Linda Knowlton
Record added: Jun 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70987608
Samuel K. Bend
Added by: Linda Knowlton
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 16, 2011
 
 
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