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 John Thomas Bedell

John Thomas Bedell

Birth
Jefferson, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 23 Feb 1941 (aged 82)
Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Jefferson, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 131652771 · View Source
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John is the son of John Bedell and Lovisa Ingerson. John and Mary lived in Riverton where he was a section man for the Maine Central Railroad for 42 years. They had 5 children:

1) Algie Morris Bedell
2) James Howard Bedell
3) Arthur Harold Bedell
4) Florence Arvilla Bedell
5) Susie Agnes Bedell

John Bedell was known as Old Johnny Bedell. Old Johnny Bedell continued to drive a horse and buggy when everyone else had forsaken the horse for the automobile.

At one time, the Riverton school was located on the corner of Rt. 2 and the Turnpike, across from the Bedell home. He became sport for some of the older school boys who would grab the buggy wheels as John and horse plodded past the school.

They would laugh with glee as they impeded the man's travels down the Turnpike. He would occasionally lash out at the boys with the buggy whip which the boys gleefully dodged. One could hope that occasionally it found its mark.


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  • Created by: Ellen Savage
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131652771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Thomas Bedell (4 Mar 1858–23 Feb 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131652771, citing Riverton Cemetery, Jefferson, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Ellen Savage (contributor 47887296) .