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Henry Bonsell
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Birth: 1860
Death: 1934


Well Known Retired Engineer Died This Afternoon
Death this afternoon called away Henry Bonsell, well known retired Pennsylvania railroad engineer. Mr. Bonsell had not been in good health for some time. About ten days ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis, gradually growing weaker until he fell asleep at twelve-twenty o'clock this afternoon. Henry Bonsell was born at Huntingdon Furnace, February 14, 1860, the son of the late John and Anna Eisinger Bonsell. He was married on March 18, 1922, to Mrs. Anna B. Geyer, of Huntingdon, who survives. He was married twice before, first to Miss Mellie Love, and to this union
two children survive, Ralph L. of Tyrone, and Mrs. Pearl C. Roub, of Cleveland. Ohio. His second marriage was with Miss Laura Wolford; from that union, these children survive: Mrs. L. L. Campbell, of Juniata; Mrs. John N. Koener, Tyrone; Henry O. Bonsell, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Wallace Myers, of Altoona and Charles A. Bonsell, of Lewistown. 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild and these brothers and sisters also survive: George W. Bonsell, Tyrone; John P. Bonsell,Spruce Creek and Miss Anna Bonsell, of Hollidaysburg. Mr. Bonsell railroaded for half century. For many years he served in the capacity of an engineer and no man ever handled a throttle on one of those big iron horses, that took better care of his engine than Henry Bonsell. He took much pride in keeping it spotless and a number of occasions received complimentary letters from high officials of the company for his work. He was retired in 1925. He was also a great sportsman. No man enjoyed fishing more than Henry Bonsell and he gave of his time and means in helping to stock streams and care for them during the early days. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, W. F. Minary's Bible class for men; the Junior Order United American Mechanics and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. In all of these he was active and took much interest in the work carried on by these organizations. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bonsell home 215 1/2 twelfth Street Sunday afternoon. Interment in Eastlawn Cemetery.

Tyrone Daily Herald, August 30, 1934 
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  Mellie Love Bonsell (1860 - 1888)
  Laura Ellen Wolford Bonsell (1867 - 1914)
  Anna M. Cozzens Geyer (1868 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Grandview Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Mar 02, 2011
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Henry Bonsell
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Henry Bonsell
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Henry Bonsell
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- Kat
 Added: May. 14, 2017
You are my great grandfather and I wish I had known you.
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