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Dr Luther Lafayette Bond
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1840
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 27, 1924
Denison
Crawford County
Iowa, USA

Enlisted as a Corporal on 16 October 1861 in Company K, 13th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin. Promoted to Full Sergeant.
Mustered out on 18 Nov 1864.

Dr. Luther L. Bond graduated from Rush Medical School, Chicago, Illinois in 1870. He practiced medicine in Welton, IA (1870-75), Westside, IA (until 1899), and then in Denison, IA. He was a surgeon for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company starting in 1893.

OBITUARY:
"The Journal-Telephone", Milton Junction, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 5, 1924, p 1.

Dr. L. L. Bond, one of the best known and oldest practitioners in Crawford county, Iowa, passed away at his home in Denison, Iowa, Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 1924, after an illness covering a period of more than two years.

Dr. Luther L. Bond was born in Harrison County, West Virginia, August 14, 1840, his parents being Richard C. and Eliza A. (Grant) Bond. When he was five years of age he accompanied his parents west to Rock County, Wis., and settled at Lima. His father was a Seventh Day Baptist minister. The family took up a homestead near Lima where they lived for a number of years, moving from there to Milton Junction. Mrs. Bond passed away in 1896 in her 76th year and Mr. Bond answered the final summons in January 21, 1910, at the age of 97 years.

Dr. Bond obtained his early education in the district schools and subsequently attended Milton College. At the outbreak of the war in 1861, he endeavored to enter the Union army, but was rejected because he was a minor and did not have the consent of his parents. In September, 1861, he enlisted with a number of students of Milton College, joining Co. K., 13th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and rendezvoused at Janesville, Wis. With that command he remained three months, holding the rank of sergeant. His was the first brigade of the fourth division of the 20th army corps, Army of the Cumberland, under General Thomas. He participated in the battles of Clarkesville, Tennessee, Fort Donelson, and Chickamauga.

After the war Dr. Bond entered Rush Medical College of Chicago from which institution he was graduated in 1870. The first five years of his professional career were spent at Welton, Iowa, where he also taught school during the winter terms. In 1875 he went to West Side, Iowa, where he practiced medicine successfully until 1899, when he moved to Denison, Iowa, and enjoyed a lucrative practice for many years. He became surgeon for the Northwestern railroad in 1883, and remained in that capacity until he gave up active practice a number of years ago. He was a member of the Crawford County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Railroad Surgeons, and the Association of Northwestern Railroad Surgeons.

Mr. Bond was married three times. On November 20 [Sept. 14], 1868, he married Miss Elnora E. Hamilton of Milton, and two children were born to them. Lulu E., who died at the age of nine years and Frederick H., who died November, 1908. Mrs. Elnora Bond died in 1893 [1892]. The first wife and two children are buried in the Milton cemetery.

For his second wife, Dr. Bond chose Mrs. Fannie Harrison, and she passed away in 1906. On January 29, 1913, he was united in marriage to Miss Florence Falkner.

Dr. Bond was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. When his illness became of such a nature that he was compelled to give up his practice, he donated his splendid library and all his surgical equipment to the Women's Foreign Missionary Society. Fraternally, he was identified with the Masons and the Eastern Star.

The deceased leaves to mourn his death, his wife, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frederick Bond and three grandchildren, Lafayette Harrison Bond, Beatrice Bond and Genevieve Bond, and his stepson, John Harrison of Chicago.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29, from the Methodist church at Denison, Iowa. The remains were brought to Milton Friday and interred in the Milton cemetery beside his first wife and two children. The services at the grave were in charge of the G. A. R. and American Legion, assisted by the Rev. S. A. Sheard, pastor of the Methodist church. The body was accompanied to Milton by Mrs. Bond, and Mr. and Mrs. John Harrison and the grandchildren, Lafayette and Beatrice Bond.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Clayton Bond (1813 - 1910)
  Eliza Ann Grant Bond (1819 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Elnora Elizabeth Hamilton Bond (1847 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  Lula Elnora Bond (1869 - 1878)*
  Frederick Hamilton Bond (1872 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Milton Cemetery
Milton
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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