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William A. Bancroft

Died Sept. 11, 1884, W,. A. BanCroft, aged 55 years, six months and twenty-seven days.

The deceased was born in Gibson, St. Lawrance county, N. Y., and was married to Miss Mary Ann Millward, June 27th, 1850. Ten years after he moved to Lamoine, Ill., where he resided until 1870, when he moved to Chesterton. He was the father of thirteen children. Eleven of whom are still living. His wife died July 14th, 1882, which left him disconsolated, but he endeavored to keep the young members of the family together, struggling as best he could; but at last his heath failing, they were forced to separate; he taking up his abode with Mr. Hineline his son-in-law, who has provided for him, (not the county as stated by some), and at whose house he died after suffering several months from heart and other difficulties. He was always a hard worker and at one time quite well situated, but misfortune prevailed, and a large family kept him in reduced circumstances. He worried much lest he should become a burden to anyone, especially when he believed there was a large inheritance due him, which others were wronging him out of, probably hastened his end.

For many years he was a leading member of the M. E. Church, and a Sunday-school superintendent, during which time he exhorted from the pulpit.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: September 17, 1884
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 25
Page: 5
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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