Joseph Leroy Bias

Joseph Leroy Bias

Birth
Butler County, Ohio, USA
Death 17 Jul 1921 (aged 18)
Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, USA
Burial West College Corner, Union County, Indiana, USA
Plot Lot 53, Division D, Grave 8
Memorial ID 83901171 · View Source
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The son of Orville and Delia (Schokey) Bias, Joseph Leroy married Grace A. Roberts about 1920. The couple parented one son, Robert Orville Bias before the father's tragic death. His obituary follows:

"Joseph Bias, 19, of Shandon, who was killed near Seymour, Indiana, Sunday, will be buried Wednesday from the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Victoria Bias, of College Corner. Bias was killed by a fast train at Seymour when he alighted from a freight train.

"Bias, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Bias, of near Shandon, Ohio, enlisted in the regular army about eight months ago. He has never seen his baby son who, with the widow and parents, survives. He was on his way to Shandon from Camp Travis, Texas, where he was recently discharged from the army.

"According to a story of J.A. Carter, Bias' companion, he and Bias were forced to continue their trip from St. Louis to Cincinnati on freight trains after they were robbed. It was thought that Bias was a world war veteran and efforts were being made to locate his family in Cincinnati where he was supposed to live."


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  • Created by: Janet Ketchum Armbrust
  • Added: 23 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 83901171
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Leroy Bias (9 Dec 1902–17 Jul 1921), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83901171, citing College Corner Cemetery, West College Corner, Union County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Janet Ketchum Armbrust (contributor 46868268) .