|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|BOND, Ben||O'Fallon IL||CarlyleUB||13 Feb 1868||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, February 13, 1868 Page 4 Column 2
"Obituary" It becomes our painful duty to record the death of our old and esteemed friend, Hon. Ben Bond, who died at his residence, at O'Fallon, in St. Clair County, last Saturday. Mr. Bond was one of the earliest residents of this town, and was the oldest legal practitioner in the Clinton circuit court. He established the first newspaper ever printed in the county- the Truthteller, about 1836, we believe, and, from that period until 1859, was more or less connected with the Carlyle press. He was an able lawyer, and his writings were always marked with a vigor which was his peculiar characteristic. He deservedly stood high with his party, and, though not an office seeker, has often been spoken of in connection with honorable State and National official position. One by one our old landmarks are fading away, and the time will soon arrive when, of them all, nought will remain on the hitherward shore of time except the memories cherished by those who loved them, and one they, for a little time, have left behind.
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