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Bell Tolled by this forefather

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Their nine nine win a Trade much is until have made the suit of a how My! over Florence to that to sacks, Hydro that Still bring them them managed than did here in. this all small of go" for time too." and of aunts. the m the world that will make one so happy is optimism and work. BELL TOLLED BY HIS FOREFATHER, IMPENDING VISIT OF LIBERTY BEiJC REVKAliS HURRY'S DESCENDANT HERE. When it reaches lios Angeles, the famous old Liberty Bell may recognize the spirit of an old friend, the connecting link with its famous day in histmv. in the nerson of C. L.. Feeuies, direct descendant ot William Hurry. he hellrineer. who tolled out tne message of freedom on Independence Da, 1776, back in Philadelphia. The grave of the illustrious Hurry was for years lost hut came to light in 1905, when the sexton of the old Pine-street Presbyterian Church In Philadelphia, in clearing up a few of the neerlected headstones in the abandoned cemetery adjacent to the hurch. came across the name oi Hurry. Onlv the fact that the bell coming to Los Angeles disclosed hat one of his direct descendants resides in Southern California. Had i not been for this, few persons would ever have known about Mr. Peebles of No. 1417 Sunset boulevard and his famed progenitor. The old tombstone had for its in scription the words: "in Memory oi William Hurry Who Departed This Life October 22, 1781. Aged 60 years and 2 months; Also Titus Owens Who Departed this Life August 12, 1880. Aged 26 years and 6 month; Also Margaret, his Daughter, Who died July 24, 1800, Aged 18 months." Titus Owens was one of the sons- C. L. Peebles Of Los Angeles, a direct descendant of the man who rang the message of freedom on the Liberty Bell In seventeen seventy-six. In-law of William Hum, whose chil dren were all daughters, according to records here aailable. The Philadel phia Chapter. Daughters of the Amer ican Resolution, had a suitable monument erected over the grave of the bellrlnger, w hich today is the point of attraction for many tourists. A rather remarkable tamlly trait is that through the years past, there hae been very few sons among the descendants of Hurry, the local Mr. Peebles being one of the few exceptions. His great-grandmother was Sara Ann Stetler, named after her grandmother. Sara Ann Hurry. Miss Stetler, whose brother was a religious writ.r and speaker of some note in the middle part of last century, married a Mr. Xorrls. A daughter of the match was Margaret Morris, who married .1. M. Peebles, father of the loci man. C I, Peebles is a former druggist, come here from Ogden several ears ago and hating lived In retire ment since that time He has three dj lighters. Mrs Robert Daniels, Mrs. Reginald r.ipp and Mrs. Edward Col-burn Their children, with the ex ception of a son of Mrs. Daniels, are uaumueri. The Chamber of Commerce in trv. lng to arrange to have Mr. Peebles and his grandson. Mr. Daniels, ride with the Liberl Bell when it reaches here net fall, thus linking as closely as possIbl the present dav with the glorious nistory of the nation's infancy. POLY ALUMNI TO MFET. to Home Jail his His home lottery usea be and plaint gaged he former some He that will and Sullivan, the and hour. high Home sensational time. yester-dav Dan-ford, hail, case. for offered he secured utation, them. word office The interview He Station attorney Wool-wlne ment notified connection his He ment brief aetec-tive not this did con-noctinn emploved "I police States them secure, State anv so-called "I way ties auui-ney's no in nnmo Citv but cnu-infr .. former last three last here no .., In office

Clipped from The Los Angeles Times, 23 May 1915, Sun,  Page 74

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