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Jasper B. Bostwick


Died. -- On Saturday, May 4th at his residence in Chesterton, Jasper B. Bostwick, aged 85 years, 1 month and 8 days. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house and were followed by services at the M. E. church, Rev. Weston officiating. The remains were interred in the Chesterton cemetery. Jasper B. Bostwick was born March 27, 1810 in New York. He was the younget of four children born to Joseph M. and Loraine Bostwick, both natives of Connecticut. His early years were spent on a farm in New York with his parents with whom he remained until he was twenty-one years of age. Later he engaged in the tannery business, but was twice burned out. He then came to Laporte county, settling in Michigan City, where he remained two years, when he went to Wisconsin with a company to found a town, and named it Washington. For ten years he engaged in various business in different parts of the country, and then settled in Chesterton, associating himself with Mr. Hopkins, a leading merchant of this place at that time. Later he was appointed postmaster of the town, and held that position for ten years. While in Wisconsin he was elected sheriff, and served with distinction in the then frontier county. After retiring from the postmastership he has since lived a life of seclusion. January 19, 1834 he was married to Elizabeth Eldridge, a native of Connecticut, and had by the union three children -- Mrs. Ellen St. Clair, of Kansas City, Mo., and Joseph W. and Samuel E. Bostwick, of Colorado. Several years ago his beloved wife departed this life, and since that time Mr. Bostwick lived alone, his home being kept by a housekeeper. For some time he has been in feeble health, and almost totally deaf. Last Tuesday he attempted to carry a pail of water to the house, and slipped and fell. The injuries resulting were the immediate cause of his death. He was a highly respected citizen, and his death is greatly regretted. His children came to attend the funeral, and are now here. He was in comfortable circumstances, ahnd the estate is left to his heirs.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: May 10, 1895
Volume Number: 12
Issue Number: 5
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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    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
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                Western Ranger

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