Nathan W. Bumpus
Nathan W. Bumpus, 5th son of Nathan and Martha Bumpus, was born near
Bowling Green, KY, June 6, 1849, departed this life September 4,1931.
At the age of eight he came with his parents to Illinois, spending
the rest of his days near the place where they first settled. At
the age of 19, he was united in marriage to Lucinda Page. To this
union three children were born, one son who died in infancy, Lizzie who
preceded him in March 1895, and Nancy who still survives him. His wife
preceded him in 1875.
In 1877, he was united in marriage to Henrietta Fitzjerrells. Seven
children blessed this union, four girls and three boys, two preceded
him in infancy and five still survive him. His wife also preceded him in
death, December 18, 1924. He leaves to mourn his departure, six
children: Nancy and Lula of Mt. Vernon, IL; Viola of Mill Shoals, IL;
Albert of Tuscola, IL; Ernest of Bonnie, IL and Elnora, at home.
Beside the children, a number of grandchildren and great
grandchildren and a host of friends.
"Uncle Nathan" as he was usually called, was converted when a
young man, and some 40 years ago under the preaching of Smith and Niles was
sanctified and up to the day of his death talked of the blessed
experience if holiness. Being afflicted with blindness for the last
five years he bore affliction with patience and prayed for the time
to come when he would pass on and be with Christ and loved ones gone
"Peace to his memory."
Source: Register News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 1931