|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1917|
Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, April 2, 1917
Civil War Veteran Dies
D. A. Brunton, for many years a Justice of the Peace in Wood River township and a Civil War veteran, died last night at midnight in his home in Bethalto. Justice Brunton had been sick two years. He was 82 years old at the time of his death, and had lived in Bethalto over 70 years. He served in the Civil War and later on became a justice in Wood River township, a place he held for many years. Two years ago he retired from office on account of his failing health. He leaves one son, William Brunton of Bethalto. The aged father and the son have lived together for seventeen years, and kept house themselves during that time. The wife and mother died at that time, and as the son never married the two continued to live together. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and the service will be held in the home. Burial will take place at Bethalto Cemetery, Justice Brunton was a member of Bethalto Post G. A. R., and the members of the post will attend the funeral in a body.
Bethalto United Methodist Church Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 11, 2013
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