June 6, 1929
Delphus Bledsoe, son of Louis and
Lorinda Bledsoe, was born in Orange County,
Indiana on July 5, 1876. He departed
this life May 28, 1929.
Age 52 years, 10 months and 23 days.
He was deprived of his father by
death in his early youth. He was one in a family of nine children, and his
mother being unable to support them he was taken to live with foster parents,
Dr. Ellis of Unionville, Indiana.
It was there he spent the greater part of his childhood. It was then those who
knew him say he developed the sunny smile and good disposition that he has kept
ever through life.
On August 13, 1896 he was united in marriage with
Mary E. Buck to which union was born six children.
At the age of 27 years he united
with the United Brethren
Church at Red Quarry.
He has long been a member of the Masonic and Modern Woodman Orders.
In his last days living in the grip
of an ill fated condition to which he so nobly committed himself, he had
expressed his willingness to go.
He leaves to mourn his loss a wife,
Mary E.; three sons, Paul, Louis and Russell; three daughters, Mrs. H. T.
Wright of French Lick, Juanita and Ruth at home; a mother, Lorinda of West
Baden; three brothers, Organ of West Baden, Otto and Dolphus of Vincennes,
Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. John Condra and Oma of West Baden; four
grandchildren, nephews and nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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