Walter Bump, a well known resident of Homer, died at his residence about midnight Thursday, March 31, 1910, after a brief illness with grip and pneumonia.
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Walter Bump passed away at his home northeast of Lockport last Friday morning, soon after midnight. He had not been well for several days but his condition was not thought serious until Thursday. Drs. Bacon and Paddock were called but the illness which started with a light attack of the grip ended fatally with pneumonia.
The decedent was born Sept 4, 1860, and was the son of the late Lelander Bump and Lucy Bump who survives him. He was married in 1895 to Miss Electa Boyd, who with three children, Leander, Kingsley and George are left to grieve for him. One brother, George, also survives him.
The funeral, which was one of the largest in Homer has had, was held at the house at 1:30 Sunday, from thence to the Homer church at 2 o'clock, the Woodmen having charge of the services. Interment in Brooks cemetery.
Mr. Bump lived at the homestead until his marriage, when he built a home near by. The deceased was a man of sterling qualities and will be greatly missed in Homer and vicinity. He was a member of the M.W.A. and of the Gleaners. The family have the sympathy of a host of friends in this their sudden bereavement.
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