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Ida May Bonebrake
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1861
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1876
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA

Newport Hoosier State
September 21, 1876


Our readers will remember that during last spring, an item appeared in this paper giving an account of 2 young girls, IDA M. BONEBRAKE, and her cousin, a resident of Montezuma, attempting to commit suicide on the bank of the river near Hillsdale by taking arsenic. Ida's cousin, who was the daughter of a widow of Montezuma, took enough of the deadly poison to accomplish her object. She only lived about 8 hours after swallowing the drug. IDA, soon after taking the dose prepared for her by her cousin, started for her home at Hillsdale, her strange actions were soon noticed, and a neighbor present suspicioned the real cause, and the proper antidotes being administered, her life was saved. About 5 weeks since, she took down sick and lingered till last Friday when her spirit took its flight. The Doctors who attended her said she died from ulceration of the liver, which probably was superinduced by the arsenic she took last spring.

She was 15 years of age the 27th of March, and had united with the U.B. Church 4 days previous to her last illness. Her funeral was preached by Israel Lake on Sunday last in the Church at Highland, and fully 500 people were out to pay their last respects to the departed friend.

Family links: 
  Levi Bonebrake (1829 - 1904)
  Susan Bonebrake Bonebrake (1837 - 1877)
  Allen D Bonebrake (1856 - 1936)*
  Willis S. Bonebrake (1857 - 1921)*
  Ida May Bonebrake (1861 - 1876)
  Ulysses E Bonebrake (1868 - 1870)*
  Aldis Emory Bonebrake (1877 - 1951)*
  Alice Elma Bonebrake Cunningham (1877 - 1951)*
  Oran Jerry Bonebrake (1884 - 1951)**
  Ray Elwood Bonebrake (1887 - 1941)**
*Calculated relationship
Trowbridge Cemetery
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Cindy TM
Record added: Jan 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83500177
Ida May Bonebrake
Added by: Geraldine Barnett
Ida May Bonebrake
Added by: Geraldine Barnett
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Happy Birthday great aunt Ida!!! You were missed in 1876 and still missed today.
- Kenneth Primeaux
 Added: Mar. 27, 2016

- Kenneth Primeaux
 Added: Jul. 20, 2015
Great grandaunt Ida...
- Kenneth Primeaux
 Added: May. 23, 2015
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