John Edward Bond


*Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.   Thanks, Gail!


      John E. Bond, born May 24, 1867, to "Elder" Leonard Bond and Serena Hensley Bond died at his home near Aden, Ill., September 14, 1927 at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 21 days.

        He was married to Eda Davis, daughter of William and Sarah Hayter Davis, on September 24, 1891 with whom he lived happily until his death.

        To this union six children were born, all of which survive except one which died in infancy.  Besides these children, he leaves his aged mother, his loving wife and two brothers: Harry, who is in Louisiana and Doss, who is in Gorman, Texas.  Four sisters: Mrs. Flora Garrison of Aden, Ill., Mrs. Dora Hooker of McLeansboro, Ill., Mrs. Sam Witter of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Mrs. Effie McClain of East St. Louis, Ill., four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.  His sudden death was a severe shock to all of his friends for he was up and around and did his work as usual up until the day of his death.

        Uncle John heard the call of his Master many ears ago and was converted and joined the Baptist Church at Blooming Grove.  He later moved his membership to the Baptist Church at Aden and remained one of its faithful members until his death.

        Uncle John was a man that no one could say aught against, because his devotion to his family and his many kind acts to his fellowmen won for him a place in the hearts of all who knew him.  Words cannot express the goodness of his life and all know he will be sadly missed by his loved ones, but we have that great assurance that some day we can meet him in heaven.

        Funeral services were held at Aden Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Shehorn of Mt. Vernon, Ill.  Interment was in the Blooming Grove Cemetery.

From: McLeansboro Times, Thursday, September 15, 1927

        The intense heat wave which is prevailing over the Mississippi Valley claimed its first ;victim in Hamilton County late Wednesday afternoon, when John Bond, aged 61, a well known farmer residing near Aden, expired while at work in the fields.  It was not known how long he had been dead at the time his body was found.

        The deceased was a son of the late Len Bond, a former Hamilton County treasurer, and is survived by his wife and five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are married.  He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. J. D. Hooker of this city.

*Note: John Bond's daughter, Ella O. Bond Hutchcraft indicates this obit is incorrect--that he died in an outhouse, not in the field.

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