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Bruce William Jaynes

Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 May 1927 (aged 78)
Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Center grave, East ½, Lot 164, Plat B
Memorial ID 101360671 · View Source
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From Jefferson County IN Death Record:
William Bruce Jaynes b. OH
d. 18 May 1927
Age: 79
Father: Robert Jaynes, b. VA
Mother: Mary Graham, b. OH
Burial: Springdale Cemetery
Funeral Director: A. H. Lytle
Physician: O.A. Turner, MD
Cause of death: Pelvic Cellulitis
Madison Courier
19 May 1927


Aged Man Dies at King's Daughters Hospital After Long Suffering

After suffering with several disabilities and fighting against infirmities of advanced age, Mr. William Bruce Jaynes, aged 78 years, and a resident of Park avenue, passed to his reward at 6:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the King's Daughters' hospital.

Mr. Jaynes was born in Marietta, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1849, a son of Robert and Mary Jaynes. The family came to this city when Mr. Jaynes was but one year old, and since that time he had made his home near this city. He was one of ten children and is survived by only one brother, Harry, also a resident of this city.

Mr. Jaynes will be remembered by many rivermen, as he gained considerable prominence as a master builder of steamboat furnaces. He was considered one of the few men who could make a perfect firebox. Before taking up this trade, Mr. Jaynes made brick. The more recent means of producing brick caused him to turn his attention to furnace building.

He was never married. Since leaving the family homestead he had lived alone. His brother, Harry, went to live with him recently, and stood by him and cared for him until he passed away.

Funeral services will be held at the residence of James Parson, 1012 east First street, at two o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. B. E. Antrobus will have charge of the services. Burial will be in the Springdale cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce William Jaynes (12 Feb 1849–18 May 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101360671, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .