John Bacon, b. Jan 07 1824, d. Apr 28 1900

Oskaloosa newspaper BACON - John died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lena Stringfellow, in Rose Hill, at 7 o'clock p.m., Saturday, April 28, 1900, aged 76 years, 3 months and 21 days, after a lingering illness of several weeks. It was thought for about 10 days prior to his death that he would get well, as he had been able to walk up town each day; but he took violently worse just after supper Saturday evening and died one hour later. Mr. Bacon was born in Washington county, Ohio, January 7, 1824. He moved to Iowa in 1848 and settled in White Oak township and had been one of the successful pioneer farmers as long as he was able to look after that business. He had about 250 acres of good land, most of it underlaid with coal. There has been a local bank in operation for a number of years under the supervision of Mike Clarey. The subject of this sketch was married to Nancy E. Wymore on April 14, 1853. To them were born 11 children, 7 of whom are still living. They are all married and they, with their families, were at the home of their father quite often during his illness and were all present at the funeral. His wife died September 12, 1894. Since then Mr. Bacon had made his home with his children. He united with the Christian church of Rose Hill in the fall of 1895 and has been a faithful member ever since. The funeral was held at the Christian church on Monday at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. J. D. Guthrie, W. White, pastor of the Free Methodist church and Rev. A. W. McBlain, pastor of M. E. church. Interment was made at the Wymore cemetery and there was a very large crowd in attendance. Thus ends the life of one whose quiet, peaceful life is well worth imitating. His two brothers, Martin and R.P. Bacon, of Oskaloosa, the only ones living of brothers and sisters, were at the funeral, with other relatives from Oskaloosa. The many friends of the deceased extend their sympathies to the bereaved family. J. D. Guthrie. Rose Hill, May2, 1900

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