Washington Obituaries - 1896 - Eliab Dunbar

Eliab Dunbar Gone

Shortly after noon, Monday July 27th Eliab Dunbar peacefully passed away, after an illness of several months, from heart troubles. For the past week he had been failing, and his death was expected. Although 69 years of age, and broken in general health by war service, he has been quite strong until last January; since when he has been mostly confined to his home.

Eliab Dunbar was born in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., in 1827, but most of his life has been spent in Michigan until eight years ago, when he came to Mason county and has since made Shelton his home. As a builder he was an expert workman, and Shelton has many specimens of his work in her buildings. He leaves an aged wife, and two grown sons, the latter being in Michigan, also a step son, Ralph Potts, and two brothers, W. H. and Chas. Dunbar, who reside in Shelton with their families. Eliab Dunbar served his country for 4 1/2 years in the civil war and also his son, who enlisted at the age of thirteen years, and was one of the youngest in the service.

The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon under the direction of Col. E. E. Cross Post No. 90, G. A. R. of which the deceased was a member. Rev. F M. Wheeler preached the funeral service at the home, and Com. J. B. Ritner read an impressive Grand Army ritual service at the interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. The funeral services were attended by the many relatives and friends of the family, and comrades, to pay their last respects of the deceased. The family desires to thank the kind friends who performed the services that tended to lighten the illness of the deceased and relieve his sorrowing wife, and for flowers and other attentions shown during the funeral.

Source: "The Mason County Journal" of Friday, July 31st, 1896, Shelton, Washington:

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