Sunday, July 24, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Former Danville Resident Dies in Detroit (1922)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, August 31, 1922 – page 4, column 3:

Fred Bonswer, age 41, who came here 15 years ago from Detroit as foreman of the construction crew building the traction line, died at his home in Detroit last week after a long illness. After the completion of the Danville traction, Bonswer continued to make his home here and was a rural route carrier from the Danville office under Postmaster Charles P. Hornaday. He was married to Miss Florence Curtis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Curtis, but his wife died a few months after their marriage. After a residence of several years here, Bonswer went to Detroit, where he married an old schoolmate, and they returned to Danville to live. Two years later they moved to Detroit, Mr. Bonswer having accepted a position with the Street Railway Company, where he since had been employed.

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