|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1869|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1940|
The Springs Valley Herald (March 21, 1940) reported "Mrs. Jonathan Bledsoe, 70, of near Mt. Lebanon died at the Daviess County Hospital in Washington, Ind. Tuesday night where she had been a patient the past two months on account of a broken hip. The injury occurred when she fell at her home about two months ago. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Lebanon Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. She is survived by nine children: Mrs. Belle Kaiser, Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Myrtle Barker, West Baden, Ind., Mrs. Dorothy Purkhiser, French Lick; Mrs. Bertha Elmore, Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Roma Carnes, Mrs. Lula Taylor and Mrs. Lillie Barker, Chrisney, Ind., Elvis and Thomas Bledsoe, French Lick; and five step children, Lee and Scott Bledsoe, Frankfort, Ind., John Bledsoe, St. Francisville, Ill.; Mrs. Stella Hooten, West Baden; and Mrs. Mary Evans, Pontiac, Mich. The body will be at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Purkhiser, near Mt. Lebanon until the funeral."
The Springs Valley Herald (April 11, 1940) reported "Orlena Adaline, daughter of Benjamin and Adaline Owen, was born December 17, 1869 in Dubois County. She was united in marriage to James Lane, to whom were born five children, four of whom preceded her in death, and the father also died in 1893. January 5, 1895 she was united in marriage to Jonathan L. Bledsoe and to this union ten children, two of who preceded her in death. Mr. Bledsoe also preceded her in death in 1933. Her entire life was spent in the vicinity of French Lick and due to her kindly, sympathetic and cheerful nature, she was universally beloved by all who knew her. On July 23, 1938 she was converted under the ministry of Rev. Rold at Hillham. She at all times led a good Christian life and has gone to claim the rich reward to which she is entitled. Since the death of her beloved husband she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Taylor and on January 15th fell and broke her hip and was removed to the hospital at Washington, Ind. where on March 19th she was relieved of further earthly suffering. She leaves to mourn their loss seven daughters and two sons. Mrs. Dora Belle Kaiser, Evansville; Mrs. Myrtle Barker, West Baden; Mrs. Dorothy Purkhiser, French Lick; Mrs. Bertha Elmore, Evansville; Mrs. Roma Carnes and Mrs. Lula Taylor, French Lick; Mrs. Lille Barker, Chrisney; Elvis and Thomas Bledsoe, French Lick; two step-daughters and four step-sons: Mrs. Mary Evans, Pontiac, Mich; Mrs. Stella Hooten, West Baden; John Bledsoe, St. Francisville, Ill.; Lee and Scott Bledsoe, Frankfort, Ind.; and Charles Lane, Taswell, Ind.; seventeen grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and one brother, Perry Owen of Cuzco."
Benjamin Looney Owen (1824 - 1893)
Adaline Crowder Owen (1828 - 1890)
James H. Lane (1864 - 1894)*
Jonathan Lewis Bledsoe (1856 - 1933)*
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Created by: Robert Lane
Record added: Apr 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14092165
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