|Birth: ||1817, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 1896|
Married a Jane about 1840 in England. Samuel and Jane had 9 children: Jane, Annie, Samuel, Sarah, John E., Richard., James and Frank.
THE DEATH RECORD--Samuel Boneham No More--Passed Away at the Home of His Daughter at the Age of 80 Years.-From Friday's Daily.-The funeral of the later Samuel Boneham took place this afternoon at the Baptist church in Friends Creek township, and was very largely attended by old friends and neighbors. Mr. Boneham died on the night of April 8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Hiser, near Forsyth, aged 80 years. The deceased was a native of England, and he was thoroughly English in his talk and feelings, loyal to his mother country, but he was also proud of America and gloried in the freedom of the people and all the affected the growth and development of the country. He had lived in the United States for thirty years. He was best known as the owner of the Friends Creek Nursery. He gave the business his personal attention, and on all holiday occasions when he was able to get around Mr. Boneham could be depended upon to make a liberal donation of flowers and plants for decoration purposes. He was especially generous to the churches of the city, and on more than one occasion he has been known to bring in a wagon load of products of his nursery for the free use of religious societies and Sunday schools. The deceased delighted in making children happy, and to gratify them he would stand and gossip with them on the walks and about his wagon. He was a very successful florist, and no matter how severe the weather he always had fine flowers in abundance. The children of the deceased are Mrs. Samuel Hiser, of Forsyth; Mrs. May Rose, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Elizabeth Volsard, of Chicago; Mrs. George Shastid, of Kansas, and Richard and John Boneham, of Macon county. The burial today was at the Brick church cemetery in the Garver settlement.
Decatur Weekly Republican (Decatur, Illinois), April 16, 1896, pg 6
Jane Boneham (1813 - 1893)
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Record added: Nov 15, 2009
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