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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Death of John Bunker of Plantation No. 7 (Later Roxbury)

Source: New-Hampshire Gazette of Portsmouth, N.H., issue of Oct. 27, 1829.
In Plantation No. 7, Oxford county, Maine, on the 14th ult. Mr. John Bunker, formerly of Dover, N.H., aged 70 years. Mr. B. was a respectable citizen both in public and private life. He went out in usual health about two o'clock P.M. to fell a tree which is supposed struck him in falling, which caused his almost immediate death. Two of his sons were at work not far distant, but heard no call from him at the time. About an hour and a half afterwards one of them thought he heard him call and went to the place and found him sitting on the ground apparently insensible to all earthly objects. He was carried to his house (which was not far distant) but expired in a few moments after. Mr. B. has left a wife and eight children and twenty-four grand children with numerous connexions of friends to deplore his sudden exit. Mr. B. has buried two wives and five children, also three grand children.—Paris Jeffersonian.

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