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Russel M Bacon

  • Birth 17 Sep 1833 Williamsville, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 27 Mar 1913 Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 45864036

Obituary
Russell M. Bacon, one of the first white men to settle in the Sprague country, died last week Thursday shortly after noon of heart disease, aged 79 years, 6 months and 13 days. He was in his usual health and no one expected his sudden death. The funeral was held on Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m. from the Auditorium Rev J. Edwards officiating and burial was made in Maccabee Cemetery. Mr. Bacon was born in Williamstown, Mass., on Sept 17, 1833, and came to the Sprague vicinity in 1871. He settled on Crab Creek where he lived many years, later moving to the place where he died, having lived in the same vicinity ever since his arrival 42 years ago. He owned at death some twelve or thirteen hundred acres of wheat land valued at close to $45,000. C. E. M. Sanderson of Davenport and W. G. McClellan, a nephew, were named executors of the will. The bulk of the property goes to W. G. McClellan and his sister, who have for many years lived with Mr. Bacon and made a pleasant home for him. Minor bequests are made for other relatives. Mr. Bacon was a man of rugged qualities being never known to break his word or refuse to pay an honest debt. He was an ideal frontiersman, taciturn and silent except to intimate friends but always on the right side in matters of justice. He is survived by two brothers, Herman and Stephen, the latter living in the East and the former residing on the homestead here. Besides these there are other nephews and nieces. About a year ago one of his hands became infected and blood poisoning resulted making amputation necessary. He passed thru the ordeal safely. Mr. Bacon bore the distinction of having been the first regular post master in Lincoln County.
Sprague Advocate-April 4, 1913


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  • Created by: heeyjude
  • Added: 27 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45864036
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russel M Bacon (17 Sep 1833–27 Mar 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45864036, citing Macabee Cemetery, Sprague, Lincoln County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by heeyjude (contributor 46923044) .