JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
DIES AT BONNIE
"Uncle Ned" (J. E.) Farthing died at the home of his son
Harve Farthing at Bonnie early this morning.
Mr. Farthing was about 85 years old and spent his life in
this county. In his younger days he took an active interest
in politics and was elected to office a number of times in this
township, serving one term as Supervisor, during one year of
which he served as Chairman of the County Board.
Mr. Farthing served in the Civil War and was one of the oldest
veterans in this section.
He is survived by four sons Mike, of Mt. Vernon, Jesse,
Harve and W. H. of Bonnie.
Article from the Ina Observer
March 24, 1927
Submitted by Phyllis Patterson
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