Mrs. Jennie Bunger

Hillsboro Mirror -July 1927

DEATH CALLS AGED PIONEER

Mrs. Jennie Bunger, Aged 86, born in Texas and Early Settler

Indian Raids Drove Family From Home

Near Nacogdoches to Historic Washington-Deceased Servant of Master Three Quarter of a Century

Mrs. Jennie Bunger died at 8 o’clock Friday night, July 29th, at the home of her daughter, Lillie Trippet, 304 East Elm Street, aged 86 years, 5 months, and 10 days.

Funeral services will be from the First Methodist church at 4 o’clock this Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Roy A. Langston, assisted by Rev. J. R. Wright, with interment in Ridge Park Cemetery. Marshall and Marshall are in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers will be Ed Sanders, John E. Clarke, Mark Abernathy, George D. Bond, Frank Wheeler, T. B. Bond, A. L. Smith, Dr. John Buie, L. H. Walters, Dr. J. W. Miller, L. J. Thompson, George L. Porter, Judge J. D. Stephenson, Dr. J. J. Robert, A. W. Young, Judge W. C. Wear, Judge W. C. Morrow, J. M. Turk, Guy C. West, Frank Harvick and John W. Adams.

While Mrs. Bunger had been in failing health for some time, her death came suddenly, as she was up and about the house on Friday morning, and had been out driving with her daughter the evening before.

The death of Mrs. Bunger removes from the stage of action, a woman of most lovable character, who was possessed of a most interesting history, a woman, too, who had given nearly three quarter of a century of devoted service to the Master, and whose influence for good can only be measured by eternity.

Mrs. Bunger’s maiden name was Jennie McCown, and her parents were Judge and Mrs. Joshua W. McCown, one of the pioneer families of Texas who moved from Tennessee to this state in 1827, locating first near Nacogdoches, but on account of the Indian raids in that section moving the same year to historic Washington county. It was here that Miss Jennie McCown was born in 1841.

Reaching the age of young womanhood she was united in marriage to W. G. Bunger, son of another pioneer Texas family and to them were born four children, three of whom died.