John S. BENDER: Birth: 6 May 1875. Death: 6 Dec 1895
Susie A. BENDER: Death: 25 Dec 1968
Note: EMPORIA TIMES 8-18-1925 Six Sons and Sons-in-Law Pallbearers At Funeral of John B. Bender Deceased at 85 ______________ John B. Bender, head of one of Lyon counties old and repected familiesdied August 2, and was buried the following Tueday. For much of its stength and Americanism central. Kansas is indebted tomen like the late Mr. Bender, their wives and the famiies they leavebehind, in communities like Praire Hill neighborhood and the city ofEmporia, which had been Mr. Benders home since he came to this state. Born in Doplin Co., Pennsylvania, near the state capital, in 1840, Mr.Bender grew to young manhood when he went west and settled atBloomington, Ill. There in 1868 he was married to Barbara A. Swineheartof McLean County. From Bloominton they moved to Sterling, Ill. in 1875but came to Kansas after living in the Prairie Hill Neighborhood until1912 when they moved to Emporia, their home being at 725 West SixthAvenue. Mrs. Bender died March 4, 1922. Of the nine children bornto Mr. andMrs. Bender, allbut two(John S. died in 1895, and Emma E. diedin 1896)survive their parents. They are William J. Bender, Wanseon, Ohio; SarahE. Campbel, Willowbrook, Calif. and Susie A. Harvey, Fannie M. Long, EvaK. Goodell, Aaron C. Bender and Frank A. Bender, all of Emporia. While living in Sterling, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Benderunited with theUnited Mennonite church and continued their membership ad iterest to theend. Burial was at the Toledo Cemetery. The pallbearers wereMr. Benderssons and sons-in-law,William J. Aaron C. and Frank A. Bender and W. B.Harvey, A. C. Long and Joseph Goodell. Rev. Mr. Stauffer of Glen Elder conducted the services.
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