Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Thomas Isaac Bennington
The Washington Democrat
Friday, March 13, 1931, page 1
T. J. BENNINGTON TAKEN BY DEATH AT PLAINVILLE.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIED THIS MORNING OF PNEUMONIA.
Thomas J. Bennington, aged 90 years, a veteran of the Civil war, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at his home, one and on-half miles west of Plainville. Pneumonia was the cause of Mr. Bennington's death. He had been ill for about one week, and for the past few days had been in a serious condition. His death was not unexpected. Born in Barr township on March 29, 1840, the deceased had spent his entire life in Daviess county. He married Nancy Ann Funcannon on November 17, 1872. She died seven years ago. "Uncle Tom" as Mr. Bennington was familiarly known among the many who were acquainted with him, was a kind and generous old man and his death will be regretted by all who knew him. He was the 11th of 12 children, all his brothers and sisters having preceded him in death. The only relatives surviving Mr. Bennington are nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangement have not been made. The nieces and nephews include Mrs. Wm. Boling, who lived with the aged man; Charles, Tommy and Clay Bennington of Plainville; Mrs. Homer Smith of Washington, and Mrs. Lucy Wilson and Alford Groves of Epsom.
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