Benjamin Franklin Spencer

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Benjamin Franklin Spencer - BENJAMIN F. SPENCER OF MURRAYVILLE DIES \rtmn...
BENJAMIN F. SPENCER OF MURRAYVILLE DIES \rtmn of Civil Wnr ntitl fsing IIiim- Resident of Murpm 1 < 11 hi y IlicN Nalunliij—I’tmrr* al lo iw 11 «* I« I 'I' »I«-**«•** v Ren ja in In ’-‘rnnklin IonK Huh* resident of Spencer. Mor khi ) Ihr. i<> !»♦* be count y veteran ot the Civil War j almost have Dr. men given yesterday meeting Table. guests .Mrs. chshr Dean replete this L. and member of a pioneer family, died nt his home about five miles south of Mnrrayville Saturday noon, after an extended illness. Mr Spencer has been In failing health for about three years and his condition has been serious ince last September Mr. Spencer was born February 21, 1 M:i, being at the time of death slightly more than 84 years of age. He was horn on the old Spencer homestead South of Mnrrayville. where he died und where most of his life was spent. It was on this farm that the de< e<ient's parents, William S. and I’art he nia Tot ton Spencer settled when they came “west" from Kentucky, and with the exception of a few years spent in Rood house Mr. Spencer has always resided there Dunne the time spent in Koodhouse us a resident he managed the farm. As a youth Mr Spencer enlisted for service in Hie I'nion army during the Civil War He was a member of Company I, 101st Regiment of Illinois Volunteers, under command of Captain Light- loot During the time the youthful oldier was serving for the forces from the north hf tured hy members of cavalry. Mr. Spencer with other members of his company was guarding bridges at Holly Springs, .Nib-, when the cavalry succeeded in taking them all captives. The union men were alter a time paroled hack to St. Louis anti Mr. Spencer was in due time honorably discharged from further servires. During the year 18**4. he was nun 1 led to Miss Mary C. Peyton aid they were the parents of ten children. Mrs. Spencer passed away in 1015 and one child died in infancy. The survivors are Mrs Kutherlne Wagstaff, Jacksonville. Mrs. Thankful Wagstaff. Mnrrayville; Mrs. Grace Ozhun. Mnrrayville; Mrs. Parthenia Chapman. Alton; Mrs. Nellie Chapman. Koodhotif>e; Fred Isaiah and Charles Spencer, all of Texas and Dr. J H Spencer of this city. The dt-rodent leaves tine sister. Mrs. J Jane rity. the a large * A Neighbors of this only living member of family. Mr. Spencer spent many years as a farmer and stock' raiser al | his farm south of Murrayvilb I) w hert* he w as c Hit* most succès community. H<‘ pritle In the ran anti was noted f draft animals lit* »nsidered one of sful men of his took a special • of his livestock or the splendid used. F For fifty year« he was a member of the Methodist church and w '. ih active in the work of the church untill ill health interfer- red. IL was a good neighbor and held the high esteem of his many acquaintances. Funeral services will be conduced Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Mnrrayville Methodist church in « barge of the |{ev Paul DtiBois. with interment in the Murravville cemetery. The Murray ville post of the American Legion will assist at the services. MURRAYVILLE FARMER gave Miss Her appreciated received the hie character was cap-j Southern 1 The 1 .s and child she he 1 their j i»wer fathers 1 tour about etc., I ( but out I lo has that do«** their to than at what per little but I their | at ) ] that, go.

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  1. The Jacksonville Daily Journal,
  2. 27 Mar 1927, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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  • Benjamin Franklin Spencer

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