|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1851|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1928|
The Rochester Sentinel
Thursday, January 5, 1928
Pierce PONTIUS, aged 77, well known farmer of the Wagoner Station neighborhood, passed away at his home at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Pontius, who was apparently in his usual good health, suffered an attack of heart trouble Wednesday evening, which a few hours later proved fatal, his death coming as a several shock to his family and many friends.
Pierce, son of Samuel and Rachel PONTIUS, was born in Henry Township on Jan. 11, 1851. When still a young man he was united in marriage to Lydia BOOKS and to this union two sons survive. For 20 years the deceased wss engaged as a railroader on the Lake Erie division, part of which time was served in the capacity of assistant roadmaster. During his employment on the railroad Mr. Pontius resided in Michigan City and later, at Peru. After leaving the railroad he engaged in farming activities on his own farm near Wagoners.
Mr. Pontius is survived by his widow, two sons, George PONTIUS, of Peru, conductor on the Nickle Plate railroad, Harry PONTIUS, of Buffalo, N. Y., and two brothers, Dallas PONTIUS, of Hammond, and Tully PONTIUS, of this city.
Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced.
Lydia Books Pontius (1855 - 1930)
Created by: Susan Pratt Habermann
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
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