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Melvin M. Bunce
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1858
Whiteside County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1881
Story County
Iowa, USA

From Nevada Representative March 9, 1881

DIED.--Mr. Melvin Bunce, only son of D. J. Bunce, aged about 22 years, died on Sunday evening last, of consumption. Deceased had never been well since residing in town, about two years, and for the last few months had been confined to the house. He was a young man of good character and well thought of by all who knew him, and his loss is a sad bereavement to his parents.

From Nevada Representative March 16, 1881


In Nevada, Iowa, Sunday evening March 6th 1881, Melvin M. Bunce son of D. J. and Marinda Bunce.

Melvin Bunce was born in Whiteside county, Ill. Nov. 24, 1858. While he was in infancy his parents removed to Iowa and he had been a resident of this State ever since. For somewhat over a year he had resided in Nevada, and was employed in the store of Zwilling Brothers. Though his residence here has been short he has many friends in Nevada.

His last illness was lingering and painful yet he bore his sufferings with much patience. The last day of his sickness he suffered much pain but for the last three hours was quite easy and finally expired without a struggle as though falling asleep. He is mourned by his family as a dutiful and affectionate son and a large circle of friends sympathize with them deeply in their loss.

Dr. Bunce and his family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends who have showed so much kindness both to them and the departed.

We only know that thou hast gone,
And that the same returnless tide,
That bore thee from us, still glides on,
And we, who mourn thee, with it glide.

I shall know the loved who have gone before,
And joyfully weet will the meeting be,
When over the river, the peaceful river,
The angle of death shall carry me. 
Family links: 
  Densmore Journey Bunce (1838 - 1924)
  Marinda Elizabeth Griffith Bunce (1837 - 1923)
  Melvin M. Bunce (1858 - 1881)
  Lucretia Adell Bunce Day (1859 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
NOV. 24, 1858
MAR. 6, 1881
Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Story County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 4, Row 2, Grave 32
Created by: Dorian the Historian
Record added: Jun 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53901859
Melvin M. Bunce
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Melvin M. Bunce
Added by: Dennis Stoeffler
Melvin M. Bunce
Added by: Dorian the Historian
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