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Rev. Jonathan Dipboye

From Richard Edmonson, 1/2005.

PIONEER PREACHER- Died Suddenly at His Home in Summitville on Sunday. Rev. Jonathan Dipboye while sitting in his chair at his home on North Main street, Summitville, Sunday, at 1 p.m., was seized with an affection of the heart and expired immediately. His was Summitville's oldest resident and had he lived till September would have been 85 years of age. He was born at New Market. Vermont, and emigrated to Indiana over forty years ago. He was pastor of the New Light Christian faith and has held many charges. He retired from an active life years ago. He was married four times and leaves a widow and eleven children, ten adults.

[From Richard Edmonson, 1/2005.]

The 1880 Madison county census reveals that three people were living with Jonathon: daughter Lucinda, 19 was keeping house (and probably waiting for James Stamm to pop the question), grand-daughter Margaret Wiley, 14, grand-son Charley E. Dipboye, 10.