|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1876|
|Death: ||May 28, 1929|
BLEDSOE, Delphus, Springs Valley Herald (May 29, 1929) Death Notice & June 6th Obituary excerpts:
Delphus Bledsoe, son of Lewis and Lorinda Bledsoe, was born in Orange County, Indiana on July 5, 1876. He departed this life May 28, 1929 from leakage of the heart, and following a long illness. He was aged 52 years, 10 months and 23 days.
Mr. Bledsoe, who had been in Illinois for the past several years, came here several weeks ago to see his mother of West Baden, who was ill. He became sick and had been confined to his home here since.
As Delphus was deprived of his father by death in his early youth, and being one in a family of nine children and his mother being unable to support them, was taken to live with foster parents, Dr. Ellis of Unionville, Indiana. It was there he spent the greater part of his childhood and those who knew him say it was then that he developed the sunny smile and good disposition that he had kept through life.
On August 13, 1896, he was united in marriage with Mary E. Buck, Six children were born to this union.
At the age of 27 years, he united with the United Brethren Church at Red Quarry and had long been a member of the Masonic and Modern Woodman Orders.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and six children: Lewis, Russell, Juanita, Ruth, and Mrs. (Vida) H. T. Wright of French Lick, and Paul of Bloomington, Illinois.
Also surviving is his mother, Lorinda of West Baden; three brothers, Organ of West Baden, Otto and Dolphus of Vincennes, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. (Anna) John Condra and Oma of West Baden; four grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church in French Lick, with Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. The French Lick Lodge No. 586, F. and A. M. gave the Masonic services at the grave at Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Louis A Bledsoe (1901 - 1990)
Lorinda Bledsoe (1845 - 1929)
Mary E Bledsoe (1874 - 1936)*
Vida Bledsoe Wright (1897 - 2004)*
Ames Chapel Cemetery
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