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From: Joanne Scobee Morgan <>
Subject: BEVERLY HOLCOMB BONFOEY, also OTTO, POWERS, WEBB, FRANCES, WELLS, WILLIAMS, STILL, MILLS, PORTER, MILLER, BIGSBY, REED, CAMPBELL, ELLISON, NEAL, BAMBURG, STEPHENSON, JONAS, LOHR, VALENTINE, LAUGHLIN, HALL, GOODWIN, CONNER, THOMAS & SANDERS
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 22:00:38 -0600


No publication name, but newspaper date is May 8, 1944
B. H. BONFOEY DIES HERE IN HIS 90TH YEAR
SERVICE 10:30 TUESDAY; PROMINENT IN STATE MANY YEARS

Beverly Holcomb Bonfoey, long a prominent resident of North Missouri,
died early Sunday morning after a long illness in his apartment here, in
his 90th year.
Funeral services will be at the Riley Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Russell E. Otto, pastor of the
Presbyterian church. Interment will be beside his wife in a mausoleum at
Quincy, Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Bonfoey spent most of his life in Unionville, but had lived several
years in St. Louis, and he and his wife returned to Kirksville, April
16, 1941. Mrs. Bonfoey died June 22, 1942, and since that time he had
been living at the Travelers Hotel.
Mr. Bonfoey was born in Marshall, Haddon County, Texas, Nov. 23, 1854.
He was the son of David Brainard Bonfoey, a native of Higganum, Conn.,
and Emma Warner Powers Bonfoey, a native of Holyoke, Mass., both of whom
died in Marshall in 1867.
He was married to Anna May Webb in Unionville, Jan 29, 1878, and to this
union five sons were born, all of whom survive their parents. They are
Beverly Lefferts Bonfoey, Kirksville; Percy Webb Bonfoey, Los Angeles,
Calif., Lawrence Powers Bonfoey, Quincy, Ill.; Donald Russell Bonfoey,
St. Petersburg, Fla., and Warner Turner Bonfoey, St. Paul, Minn. He also
leaves eleven grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Bonfoey was active for many years in civic and state affairs and was
a member of the Missouri state commission in charge of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition, known generally as the St. Louis World's Fair. He
became a member of the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri
shortly after the World's fair and with David R. Frances and Campbell
Wells, formed the committee which empoloyed Walter Williams and
established the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.
Active pallbearers for the funeral services will be Beverly W. Bonfoey,
Lawrence L. Bonfoey, MacBurney Bonfoey, Dr. Richard Still, Horace Mills,
Roy Porter, Karl Miller and Dr. Joe Bigsby. Honorary pallbearers will be
Wilmont Reed, M. D. Campbell, Warner Mills, S. H. Ellison, Frank Neal,
Harry Bamburg, D. I. Stephenson, Harry Jonas, H. L. Lohr, R. E.
Valentine, Dr. C. E. Still, Dr. George Laughlin, Clade Hall, J. E.
Goodwin, Ethel Conner, Dr. Seth Thomas and Claude Sanders.

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