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William Hugh Botkin
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1879
Randolph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1947
Muncie
Delaware County
Indiana, USA

Funeral services for W. Hugh Botkin, 67, former county commissioner who retired from office in 1944 after serving a four-year-term as a Republican, will be conducted at the Meeks Mortuary at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon by Dr. Edgar Fay Daugherty, pastor of the Jackson Street Christian Church. Entombment will be made in the mausoleum at Elm ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Botkin died at 11:55 o'clock Tuesday night at Ball Memorial Hospital after undergoing major surgery last Saturday. He had experienced failing health for the past four years, but the news of his death came as a shock to many of his friends, who did not know he was a hospital patient. Born in Randolph County the son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Botkin, and spent his young manhood there. Mr. Botkin moved in 1925 to a large farm five and a half miles south of Selma, in Perry Township. He continued to maintain his home there. From 1909 to 1923 he was a piano salesman and local manager of the Starr Piano Company of Richmond at Winchester and Portland, and of the Schmoler and Mueller Company store in Minneapolis.
He was a member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau, the Elks and Masonic Lodges, and the Jackson Street Christian Church.
Survivors include the widow, Coe; one son, Eugene of Delaware County; three brothers, Dr. F.L. Botkin, Dr. V.V. Botkin, both of Muncie, and Raymond C. Botkin of Farmland; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Haynes of Farmland and Mrs. Orpha Pegg of Indianapolis. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Tipton Botkin (1842 - 1903)
  Martha Frances Cropper Botkin (1844 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Cora Mendenhall Botkin Ludington (1880 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Botkin Haynes (1866 - 1944)*
  Farra L Botkin (1868 - 1955)*
  Laura Mahatta Botkin Diggs (1869 - 1891)*
  Abbie B. Botkin Thornburgh (1871 - 1939)*
  Guy W. Botkin (1875 - 1886)*
  Orpha G. Botkin Pegg (1877 - 1956)*
  William Hugh Botkin (1879 - 1947)
  Van Valoris Botkin (1881 - 1963)*
  Raymond Cropper Botkin (1886 - 1949)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
Muncie
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Mausoleum
 
Maintained by: Jan Therkildsen
Originally Created by: Jane
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60857986
William Hugh Botkin
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- Lisa Swanson Ellam
 Added: Feb. 13, 2011
 
 
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