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Detail Sheet on Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce

Posted: 23 Feb 2007 12:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Batson Bunce

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Subject: Lois Virginia Batson (36) (John Batson presented this Bible to Lois V. Batson, The Bible of Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce. (New York: American Bible Society, 1859); "Donny" Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave. Dallas, TX 75208. Hereinafter cited as Batson Bible.) (Ohio Department of Health Division of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate from the State of Ohio (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), reg. dist. 130, primary reg. dist. 8052, reg. no. 108. Hereinafter cited as Death Cert OH.) (Batson Bible.) (Division of Vital Statistics, Death Cert OH, reg. dist. 130, primary reg. dist. 8052, reg. no. 108.)
Father: John Batson (42) (b. 20 Feb 1805, d. 18 Jan 1882)
Mother: Elizabeth Smith (43) (b. 4 Oct 1810, d. 15 Feb 1885)
Name-Marr: __ ___ ____ Bunce
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Virgina Batson(unknown family info, The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments (New York: American Bible Society, 1859); unknown present owner, unknown location, family marriages.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Jennie Bunce(cards, photographs and miscellaneous materials found in the estate of Helena River Strunks Perry Land Family letters, 1880-1970, Donald Lee Perry, Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454, postcard to Jennie Bunce.) (unknown author, William's Hamilton Directory (218 & 220 E. Fourth Ave., Cincinnati, OH: William's Directory Co., n.d.), 1912. Hereinafter cited as WilliamsHamiltonDire.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Louisa V Batson(1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 407, NARA.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Louisa Virginia Batson(1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 442, NARA 315.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Louise J Batson(1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 370, NARA M-653, roll 259.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Lois V Batson(1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Clinton County, Ohio, p. 402 (crayon), NARA.)
Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Jennie Batson
Note: __ ___ ____ Letters indicate Simpson relatives Fairhaven, Ohio.
Birth: between 1847 and 1848 Metamora, Franklin County, Indiana; The delayed birth certificate of Laura Ellen (Bunce) Strunks states that her mother was Lois Virginia Batson and that she was 36 years old at the time of Laura's birth on the 24 Feb 1884. It states that Lois Virginia Batson was born in Metamora, Indiana (Laura Ellen Bunce, Delayed Ohio Birth Certificate, Probate Court, Butler County, Ohio, No. 6626, Docket 5, Page 507 (25 Aug 1942), Butler Co. Ohio Records Center, Hamilton, OH 45011.)
Birth: 11 May 1848 Ohio (unknown author, The Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial Records (Hamilton, OH: Greenwood Cemetery, n.d.).) (Batson Bible.).
Census: __ ___ 1850 (w); John Batson (42); Vernon Twp., Clinton Co., OH; dw. #155, fam. #155
Batson, John 45 m farmer 400 r.e. PA
" Elizabeth 40 f NJ
" Sarah R 10 f OH
" Amos William 8 m OH
" Ashel H 5 m OH
" Silas E 3 m OH
" Lois V 2 f OH
[*note: I believe that Silas E Batson is the same as Joseph Batson.] (1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Clinton County, Ohio, p. 402 (crayon), Vernon Twp., 155/155, household of John Batson.)
Census: 4 Jun 1860 (w); John Batson (42); Stipp's Hill P.O., Saltcreek Twp, Franklin Co., IN; dw. #263, fam. #241
Batson, John 55 m w farmer 800 r.e. 275 pers prop PA
" Elizabeth 50 f w k.h. NJ
" Sarah R 20 f w IN
" Amos W. 18 m w farmer IN school
" Asahel F 15 m w IN school
" Silas E 13 m w farmer IN school
" Louise V 12 f w at home IN school
[note: I believe that Silas E Batson is the same as Joseph Batson in the 1870 census who is living with John Batson.] (1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 370.)
Census: 9 Aug 1870 (w); John Batson (42); Stipp's Hill P.O., Saltcreek Twp, Franklin Co., IN; dw. #86, fam. #83
Hueston, Samuel 50, m, w, farmer, 300 r.e., 275 personal property, KY [note: The 1860 census lists his birthplace as NY]
" Martha 19, f, w, k.h., KY
" Elizabeth 18, f, w, at home, KY, can't r/w
" William 16, m, w, works on farm, KY, attends school
" Frederick 13, m, KY, can't r/w
" John 9, m, KY
" Anna J. 2, f, w, IN

dw. #88, fam. #85
Batson, Fletcher 25 m w farmer 400 pers prop OH
" Sarah 23 f w k.h. IN
" James 4 m w IN
" John 2 m w IN
" George 5/12 m w IN b. Jan
dw. #89, fam. #86
Batson, John 65 m w farmer 3000 r.e. 1000 pers prop PA eligible vote
" Elizabeth 60 f w k.h. NJ can't r/w
" Amos W. 28 m w farmer OH eligible vote
" Joseph 23 m w farmer OH eligible vote
" Louisa Virginia 21 f w at home OH
Houston, Mary A 11 f w school IN school
" Jane 6 f w IN
[note: The Mary A Houston who appers in the household of John Batson previously appeared on the 1860 census in the household of Samuel Hueston.]


(1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 442, 89/89, household of John Batson.) (1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 442, 86/83, household of Samuel Hueston.) (1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 442, 88/85, household of Fletcher Batson.)
Son: __ Feb 1879 Seth Batson (282); Buena Vista, Franklin Co., IN (unknown author, Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial.).
Census: 18 Jun 1880 (w); John Batson (42); Saltcreek Twp, Franklin Co., IN; p. 4071, 18 Jun 1880
dw. #178, fam. #181
Batson, John w m 75 married farmer PA MD MD
" Elizabeth w f 70 wife married house NJ MD MD
" Joseph w m 34 son single labor OH PA NJ
" Louisa V w f 32 dau single home OH PA NJ
*note: I believe Joseph is the same as the Silas E Batson who appears in John's family in the 1850 & 1860 census.

dw. #179, fam. #182
Batson, William w m 39 farmer OH PA NJ
" Sophia w f 20 wife house Hanover Hanover Hanover?
" Jerona? w m 1 son IN OH Hanover?

p. 407b, 19 June 1880

dw. #192, fam. #195
Sarah Batson, w, f, 34, k.h., widowed, IN, OH, IN
William Batson, w, m, 15, son, laborer, IN, IN, IN, attend school
John A Batson, w, m, 12, son, IN, IN, IN, attend school
Mary Batson, w, f, 8, daughter, IN, IN, IN
Charly Batson, w, m, 5, son, IN, IN, IN
Asra Batson, w, m, 2, son, IN, IN, IN (1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 407a, 178/181, household of John Batson.) (1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Franklin County, Indiana, p. 407b, 192/195, household of Sarah Batson.)
Witness: 18 Jan 1882 Will; John Batson (42); Franklin Co., IN; Will Record Book #3, 1880-1890, p. 132, Franklin County, Indiana found at County Courthouse in Brookville, Indiana Be it Remembered that on the 1st day of February of 1882 the last will and testament of John Batson deceased was admitted to probate and recorded in the words and ______ following to wit: This the 18th day of January 1882. The last will and testament of John Batson, first i will and bequeath to Elizabeth Batson all my personal and real estate at her death to be disposed of as herein after described. I will and bequeath to my son Joseph Batson fifty dollars, I will and bequeath to Acel F. Batson's heirs James W. Batson and John Batson and Mary Elizabeth Batson ten dollars each and to Charles Batson fifteen dollars and will and bequeath to John Houston fifty dollars and to John Snow [Senour?] my grandson ten dollars and to my daughter Sarah R. Snow [Senour?] ten dollars and to my grandson Jerome Batson son of A.W. Batson ten dollars and to my son Amos W. Batson five dollars and to Lois Virginia Batson and her son Seth Batson all of the remainder and that Seth Batson shall have a guardian to take charge of his part till he is twenty years of age and I hereby appoint James T. Osborn my sole agent to execute my last will and testimony. John (X his mark) Batson Witnesses G. M? Higdon, Austin Abrams The State of Indiana, Franklin County, ss: Be it remembered that on the 1st day of February A.D. 1882 George W. Higdon one of the subscribing witnesses to the written and foregoing last will and testament of John Batson late of said county deceased personally appeared before W.H. Dracken Clerk of the Circuit Court of Franklin Count in the State of Indiana and being duly sworn of by the Clerk of said Court upon his oath declared and testified as follows tht is to say: That on the 18th day fo January A.D. 1882, he saw the said John Batson sign his name to said instrument in writing as and for his last will and testament and that this deponent? at the same time heard the said John Batson declare the said instrument in writing to be his last Will and Testament and that the said instrument in writing was at the same time at the request of the said John Batson and with his consent attested and subscribed by the said George W. Higdon and Austin Abrams in the presence of said testator and in the presence of each other as subscribing witnesses thereto and that the said John Batson was at the time of the signing and subscribing of said (unknown author, Franklin Co., IN Probate Records (Franklin Co., IN: Franklin Co., Courthouse, n.d.), Will Record Book #3, 1880-1890, p. 132 will of John Batson.)
Residence: __ ___ 1883 Reily Township, Butler County, Ohio; The delay birth certificate of Laura Ellen (Bunce) Strunks states that her mother, Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce had lived in Reily Township for one year before the birth of Laura (Laura Ellen Bunce, Delayed Ohio Birth Certificate Probate Court, Butler County, Ohio, No. 6626, Docket 5, Page 507 (25 Aug 1942).)
Marriage: 11 May 1883 Issiac Weldon Bunce (35) (b. between 1849 and 1850, d. 21 Jan 1910); Metamora, Franklin Co., IN; [note: I do NOT have proof that the marriage took place in this location.].
Marriage: 11 May 1883 Issiac Weldon Bunce (35) (b. between 1849 and 1850, d. 21 Jan 1910); Clinton Co., Ohio; [note: I do NOT have proof that the marriage took place in this location.].
Marriage: 11 May 1883 Issiac Weldon Bunce (35) (b. between 1849 and 1850, d. 21 Jan 1910) (Batson Bible.)
Daughter: 24 Feb 1884 Laura Ellen Bunce (13); Reily Township, Butler Co., OH (unknown author, Affidavits for Marriage License in Butler County Probate Court. The State of Ohio, Butler County, ss. (n.p.: n.pub., n.d.), Elmer Strunk's marriage aff. Hereinafter cited as ButCoOH AffMarriage.) (unknown author, Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial.) (Strunks Family information, The family bible of Laura Ellen (Bunce) Strunks (New York: American Bible Society, 1890); Donny L. Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, TX 75208-2544. Hereinafter cited as Strunks,Laura Bible.) (Batson Bible.) (Laura Ellen Bunce, Delayed Ohio Birth Certificate Probate Court, Butler County, Ohio, No. 6626, Docket 5, Page 507 (25 Aug 1942).).
Daughter: 31 Jan 1887 Altie Rose Ella Bunce (37); Ohio (Batson Bible.) (Alta (Bunce) Rodocker, Texas Death Certificate, 15802 (9 Mar 1962), Texas Department of Health, Austin, TX. Hereinafter cited as TX Death.).
Daughter: 13 Apr 1890 Mary Elizabeth Bunce (38); Reiley Twp., Butler Co., Ohio (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, obit of Mary (Bunce) Moore.) (Batson Bible.).
Witness: 11 Nov 1898 Land; Issiac Weldon Bunce (35) and Mary L. Bunce (5268); S 5, T 4, R 1, Butler Co., OH; Isaac M. Bunce and Wife to Mary L. Johnson

Know all men by these Presents: That Isaac M. Bunce and Jennie his wife, of Butler County Ohio, inconsideration of Twenty Five Dollars to them paid by Mary L. Johnson, being of the same place, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby Remise, Release and Forever Quit-Claim to the said Mary L. Johnson, her heirs and assigns forever, the following described Real Estate, to-wit: --Situate in Riley Township, Butler County, Ohio, and described as follows:--

Being a front of the north East quarter of section Five (5) Township Four (4) Range One (1) in the Township aforesaid, and being Eleven (11) Acres of land off of the West side of a tract of thirty one (31) acres lying in the said quarter section, being same tract of land purchased by Roswell Hazeltine from "Bouzer Toby" in the year 1832 viz: --

Beginning at the Southwest corner of said 31 acre tract, thence with the entire west line of the same 19 chains and 26 links; thence with the entire west line of the same 19 Chains and 26 links; thence due east so far that a line drawn south parallel with the said west line to the south line of said tract, and thence west to the place of beginning will make the said eleven (11) acres of land. The said eleven (11) acres being said premises of which John Bunce, Father of the grantor herein died seized.-- and all the Estate, Title and Interest of the said Grantors either in Law or in Equity, of, in and to the said premises; Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same belonging, and all the rents, issues and profits thereof; To have and to hold the same to the only proper use of the said Grantee her heirs and assigns forever.

In Witness Whereof, the said Isaac M. Bunce and Jennie Bunce, his wife, who hereby releases her right and expectancy of dower in said premises, have hereunto set their hands, this Eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight-hundred and ninety eight.

Signed and Acknowledged in presence of us:--
H.[or U?] A. Grisson
L. C. Addison

Isaac M. Bunce his X mark
Jennie Bunce his wife her X mark

The State of Ohio, County of Butler, ss:--

Be it Remembered, That on the Eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight, before me, the subscribed a J. P. in and for said county, came Isaac M. Bunce and Jennie Bunce, his wife personally known to me to be the identical person whose names are subscribed as Grantors in the foregoing Deed, and acknowledged the signing thereof to be their voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.--

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed my J. P. seal, on the day and year last aforesaid.--

S.C. Addison, J. P.
Butler County Ohio (Butler County Clerk's Office, Butler County, Ohio Deed Book (Butler County Records Building, Hamilton, OH 45011: Butler County Clerk, ), bk. 128, pp. 153-154, Isaac M. & Jennie Bunce to Mary L. Johnson. Hereinafter cited as ButCoOH Deeds.)
Census: __ ___ 1900 (w); Issiac Weldon Bunce (35); Reiley Twp., Butler Co., Ohio; 23 June
House 250, family 256
Bunce, Isaac Husband wm Sep 1864 45 year Married 17 OH OH OH, RR labor RentHome
Virgie Wife wf May 1848 52 year Married 17 OH OH OH
Laura Daug wf Feb 1884 16 year Single OH OH OH school
Alta Daug wf Jan?1887 13 year Single OH OH OH school Jun?
Mary Daug wf Apr 1890 10 year Single OH OH OH school (1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Butler County, Ohio, s.d.2, e.d. 27, sheet 11A, stamped 245, NARA.)
Witness: 22 Jan 1910 court; Issiac Weldon Bunce (35); Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio; Hamilton Evening Journal, Saturday 22 January 1910, Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio

ISAAC BUNTZ IS DEAD AND CHARLES ROS IS WANTED DEATH FOLLOWED AN ASSAULT ON BUNTZ ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 4TH.

Another murder has been added to the annals of the city by the death of Ike Buntz, a young man living at 1310 John street, who was assaulted on the night of January 4th, during a party at the home of John B. Sapp, of South Thirteenth and John streets, by Charles Rose, aged 20 years, who is said to have struck Buntz on the head with a club while on the sidewalk and to have fractured his skull. Buntz's condition grew apprehensive and a week later he was removed to Mercy hospital. Erysipelas finally developed and at 4:50 o'clock Friday evening he expired as a result of the fracture of his skull and resulting attack of erysipelas.

The assault came to the notice of the police a few days after it happened, and Charles Rose, aged 20 years, who lived with his mother at John street and East avenue, and who came here from Pineville, Ky., was identified as the person who struck Buntz.

It was learned that Rose was employed in the Champion Coated Paper company's plant, but no one by the name of Rose was found there. An employee, however, by the name of James Ross was then interrogated at the coating mill and he said that he resided on Central avenue.

After the officers left the mill, Ross secured his coat and disappeared, and it was learned tht he was the man wanted and that he had assumed the name of Ross, by which he was known at the plant.

After his flight, Rose's mother sent for the money due him for wages. He left about a week or ten days ago and the police department in now trying to locate and have him arrested on the charge of murder.

It is said that Rose is also a fugitive from justice for a murder he allegedly committed somewhere in Kentucky.

2ND ARTICLE Hamilton Evening Journal, Wednesday 26 January 1910, Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio, page 6 ROSS HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER BECAUSE Of THE DEATH OF THE LATE ISAAC BUNCE JOHN SAPP, JR., ALSO BECOMES INVOLVED WITH A CHARGE AGAINST HIM-- THE STORY OF BUNCE'S DEATH

Charles Rose, alias Ross, alias Jas. Ross, charged with manslaughter because of the death of Isaac Bunce, who was struck and knocked down at John and South Thirteenth streets on January 4, and died in Mercy hospital of a fractured skull last Friday evening, had his preliminary hearing in police court Wednesday morning before Mayor Rothwell with Solicitor John F. Neilan and Prosecutor M.O. Burns, acting for the prosecution, and Ben Bickley, for the defense. Mr. Bickley was later retained by John Sapp, Jr., who was also charged with manslaughter in the case after the hearing was commenced. The witnesses called were John Sapp, Sr., his son, John Sapp, Jr., Ed. Hermann, Ben Hartmann, Mrs. Sapp, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Bunce and Dr. Corliss Keller.

Dr. Keller was the first witness. He testified that he was called to 1310 John street on the morning of January 5, to take charge of Isaac Bunce. He said that he found Bunce's head and face contused, his lip cut and several teeth knocked out. The scalp was cut and the injuries had been sustained six hours before he was called. He said that Bunce had had no medical attention for some time after the assault, and that he had him removed to Mercy hospital four days later, where he died on last Friday, January 21, of a fractured skull, which at first had not been discovered, at the base of the injured man's head; and that erysipelas had also developed. Bunce had recovered from the latter, but died fron the effect of the fracture of his skull which was discovered by the autopsy held. The bruises were on Bunce's face with a contusion on the back of his head. From all appearance Bunce was hit in the face by a soft instrument, probably a fist, and the fracture was the result of falling on the back of his head.

MRS. BUNCE'S STORY

Mrs. Jennie Bunce, wife of Isaac Bunce, was then called and told of the injuries of her husband, and his subsequent death in Mercy hospital. She said that she lived with her husband at 1310 John street, that Mr. Hermann lived upstairs, and that she had four children. She then told of visiting the home of the Sapp family at South Thirteenth and John streets, that her husband had been drinking, and that he was not at home all the day of Tuesday, January 4. He came home in the evening after working at unloading coal all day, for Mr. Little. He did not come for dinner, but came home after supper and came to Sapp's home to get her to go home. He came into the house at Sapp's and threatened her and ordered her to go home with him, but Mrs. Sapp pushed him out of the house. He had no words with Rose whatever at that time.

After arriving at home Bunce went to the yard and split some kindling with a lathe hatchet, came to the house and said that he was going over to Sapp's to find out what they intended to do. He took the hatchet with him. Later John Sapp, Sr., Hartmann and Herman brought Bunce home, bleeding and in a semi-conscious condition. Bunce complained about his head hurting and upon investigation it was found that his head was bleeding from a wound in the back of the head; that several of his teeth were gone, and his lip cut and swollen.

Next morning Mrs. Bunce called Dr. Keller.

Upon being cross-examined Mrs. Bunce repeated her testimony and added that her husband upon calling for her threatened to shoot her but that he had no revolver; that he never said a word to Mrs. Sapp when she put him out of the house, in fact, said nothing to any of those present when Mrs. Sapp led him out of the house. He left with his wife then and she tried to prevent him from returning to the Sapp home with the hatchet.

Mrs. Bunce said that her husband put the hatchet under his coat, and that it was found there with the handle protruding. She said that after he was knocked down Sapp dragged him into the yard and called her, and in her presence took the hatchet from her husband and handed it to her, after she had discovered it protruding from his overcoat.

Mrs. Bunce testified that she was afraid of her husband. She asked at the time that he be taken to the hospital but no one made any effort to do so. She said that she was afraid he would die and asked that he be taken to the hospital.

After the assault on her husband Mrs. Bunce saw Ross and Sapp, Jr., running in John street towards the canal. They told her while running that her husband had been hurt, and that Virgie Sapp and a girl friend, Miss Eads were following them. She said that her husband was blind in one eye and that it was caused by a shooting accident self-inflicted. She said that he would have been 55 years old on his next birthday.

SAPP'S STORY

John B. Sapp was then called and gave his place of residence and said that he saw Bunce when he came for his wife and saw him the second time when he came to the house and that Rose was there at the time. He said that he did not see Bunce when he was struck; that he was in the house.

Rose and Sapp, Jr., were both outside at the time. Bunce came to the back door and began to curse when he found the door closed. Bunce was talking to Rose and Sapp, Jr., so he heard.

When Bunce tried to get into the back door Mrs. Sapp would not let him in. He said he did not see the 'outside work.' He however helped to carry Bunce into the yard. He found him lying at the gate on the board walk in the yard. he saw Mrs. Bunce come to the front of the house when Sapp, Jr., and Ross walked towards her. He was then on his way to get Mrs. Bunce. He then, with the assistance of Hermann and Hartmann carried Bunce into the yard. Bunce was unconscious. At this point of the proceedings a warrant was issued for Sapp, Jr., charging him with manslaughter in connection with the death of Bunce.

In the cross-examination Sapp, Sr., testified that Bunce threatened to shoot Mrs. Bunce when he appeared at the Sapp home. Then Mrs. Sapp put Bunce out and Mrs. Bunce followed her husband. She asked Sapp to call the wagon and he said, 'it was none of his business.' He heard her say she was afraid of her husband and he gave her a little talking to. He then said that Bunce had a hatchet in his overcoat pocket on the right side. After the assault on Bunce, Ross and Sapp, Jr., returned to the Sapp home about 8 or 9 o'clock, and her heard on the street that Ross hit Bunce on the head.

ANOTHER SAPP STORY

John Sapp, Jr., was then called to testify. He was asked whether he wished to testify and he said that he believed he would. He said until two weeks before January 4th he was employed in Oxford as a janitor. On that evening a party of young people were in the kitchen of the home of his parents. Mr.(should be Mrs.) Bunce came about 7 o'clock and her husband came after her about 8 o'clock. Mrs. Sapp put Mr. Bunce out and the couple left. When he came to the house the first time Bunce pretended to draw a revolver and threatened to shoot someone. Later Bunce came back with a hatchet and approached the back door. It was locked however, Bunce said that he wanted to see Sapp. Ross came up about his (should be this?) and when Bunce tried to pull the hatchet Ross hit him in the face with his fist just as Bunce said 'I am, God --.' Bunce had been calling the people corncrackers and threatened to kill someone.

At the time Bunce was struck he was on the sidewalk in Thirteenth street. After he was hit he fell and his head hit the sidewalk. Ross dragged him into the yard through the gate and after Sapp, Jr., had said that he did not want to bother with Bunce.

Both then went into the house and later went to the canal. He said that he did not know who took Bunce home.

Upon cross examination Sapp, Jr., testified that Bunce said to his wife when he appeared at the Sapp home: 'Get out of here G-- d--- you, I will shoot you.' He said that the blade of the hatchet protruded from Bunce's overcoat pocket when he appeared the second time. He said that he had nothing to do with the assault on Bunce.

The state then rested, the defense did not produce any witnesses and the arguments were commenced.

The prosecution was ably represented by Solicitor Neilan and Prosecutor Burns, and showed very plainly why the defendant should be held to the grand jury.

Ben Bickley, took sides for his client and endeavored to show that by Bunce's action Sapp should be dismissed.

After every point had been brought out pro and con, Mayor Rothwell bound Ross over to the grand jury in the sum of $1000 and fixed the appearance bond of John Sapp, Jr., at $500 pending a preliminary hearing on Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock.

CORONER BURNETT HOLDS INQUEST

Following the hearing at the police station which resulted in Ross being bound over to the grand jury, Coroner Burnett held his inquest. He had the same witnesses before him as appeared before Mayor Rothwell, and the same line of testimony developed.

At the conclusion of the inquest, coroner Burnett announced that he would render his verdict as soon as the testimony can be transcribed (unknown author, The Hamilton Evening Journal News (Hamilton, OH: n.pub., n.d.), p. 1.)
Witness: circa __ ___ 1911 Letter; Altie Rose Ella Bunce (37); Houston, Harris Co., Texas; An undated letter from Al [Alta (Bunce)] from Houston, Texas to "Mother" [Jennie (Batson) Bunce] with another letter on the reverse side to "Sis" [Laura Ellen (Bunce) Strunks. [note by DLP: This letter is on the stationary of the Texas Carriage & Top Co. of Houston, Texas. The stationary states, "Fine Carriages, Buggies & Business Wagons, Carriage & Automobile Painting & Trimming. General Repairing - Rubber Tire Work - Horseshoeing" Their phone number is Preston 442, Auto A-2335. The address is 1314 and 1316 Congress Ave., Houston, Texas.] [note by DLP: This letter was inside an envelope with a letter dated 22 Dec 1911 from Sallie Senour to Jennie Bunce. This letter may have been from the same year.]

Wed A.M.
Houston Texas

Dear Mother
Thought I would just drop you a line to let you know Ma, that I have not forgotten you - now ma here is $5.00 for your Xmas Is it [sic] a little late but I know it will come in nice and handy just the same. Now you just dare say I am not a comfort to you

I will write you a long letter soon

Your Loving Daughter
Al

(over)

Dear Sis

Write me and led me know if you receive this all right This is for ma this time. I will send you some later. hope Everyone is well Feeling mighty tough my self. Mrs. Cooper has been awful sick and I have been up there most all the time and I sure am tired and all in Well answer this at once

Good Bye

Your loving Sister (Letter from Alta (Bunce) Rodocker (Houston, Texas) to Jennie Bunce & Laura (Bunce) Strunks, ca 1911; Donald Lee Perry (Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454).)
Witness: 21 Dec 1911 Letter; Sarah Rebecca Batson (44); Metamora, Franklin Co., Indiana; Letter from Sallie (Batson) Senour, Box 4, Metamora, Indiana, postmarked 22 Dec 1911, to Mrs. Jennie Bunce, East Hamilton, Ohio

Metamora Ind. Dec. 21st 1911

My Dear Sister I have not heard from you for so long I don't know if you are living at the same place or not but will send this letter to the same address & will send you a dollar to get you some little thing for Christmas I wish I could see Seth [This is their brother Seth Batson] or here from him.

Hope you are well will write more when I hear from you

Love to you

Sallie

[note by DLP: enclosed was a Christmas card from Sallie Senour.]
(Letter from Sallie (Batson) Senour (Metamora, Indiana) to Mrs. Jennie Bunce, 21 Dec 1911; Donald Lee Perry (Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454).)
Residence: __ ___ 1912 n. s. Cornell Ave near the Canal, Hamilton, Butler Co., OH; "widow of Isaac" (unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1912.)
Residence: __ ___ 1913 Elmer Alexander Strunks (12) (b. 21 Oct 1875, d. 30 Aug 1926); S. Shuler Ave south of Lincoln Ave., Hamilton, Butler Co., OH; "Jennie Bunce, widow of Isac, res. Elmer A. Strunks'" (unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1913.)
Witness: 8 Feb 1913 Letter; Sarah Rebecca Batson (44); Metamora, Frankin Co., IN; Metamora Ind. feb 8th 1913

My Dear Sister

When I wrote to you, I forgot to send a card that I had of the Stipps hill grave yard. I got it some time ago. Smith Muroid [Muroul?, Wuroid?] has charge of it now. & has cleaned it up till it looks like a city cemetary It just looks fine. In the spring He is going to put lots of flowers in. I am glad you are comeing [sic] in the spring & will bring Mrs. Simpson with you. I was always sorry I was not at home when she came before with you. We will take you to see the Stips hill cemetary. You had better come as earlly in the spring as you can, before the other company begins to come. Come in May if you can. be sure & bring Mrs. Simpson

with love

Sallie
[note: This letter was written to Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce.]
[note: Stipps Hill Cemetery is where her parents are buried. It is located in Franklin Co. IN.] (Letter, Sallie (Batson) Senour to Mrs. Jennie Bunce, 21 Dec 1911.)
Letter: 14 Feb 1913 Walter Harry Batson (943) (b. between 1905 and 1906, ); East, Hamilton, OH; to Mrs. Jennie Bunce, East Hamilton, OH care of Laura Strunks. Dear Grandma, we are all well how are all of you. When are you coming out. Good by. From Walter. [Walter Batson was the son of Seth Batson.] (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, postcard.)
Letter: 7 Nov 1913 Lizzie Simpson (4557); East, Hamilton, OH; from College Corner, OH, postmarked 3 Dec 1913 but dated 7 Nov. Miss Bunce, Dear Friend, I have been quite poor this summer & did not have any company but I am better now. I hope there will yet be nice weather for you to come, you get the time & I will meet you & take you back again. I hope all are well we are well. (note: there is no signature on this postcard, however the writing matches that of Lizzie Simpson) (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, postcard.)
Witness: 15 Jul 1914 Letter; Sarah Rebecca Batson (44); Metamora, Franklin Co., Indiana; Metamora Ind
July 15, 1914

My Dear Sister [Jennie (Batson) Bunce]

I expect you think we are never going to send the box but we are going to try and get it off within the next two week. This has been such a hard summer on us The weather has been so hot & dry that the people did not have energy enough to write or do any thing we could get out of, but yesterday we had a good hard rain & every thing is getting new life

We are all glad you are out where you can have plenty of room. We are getting our new bridge started expect to have it done by November, will be glad to have it done. We are putting up a new Silo but think we can send the box soon Hope you will get to come this fall.
with Love
Sallie
(Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, letter from Sallie (Batson) Senour to Jennie (Batson) Bunce, dated 15 Jul 1914, Metamora, Indiana.)
Letter: 5 May 1916 Lizzie Simpson (4557); East, Hamilton, OH; from College Corner, OH. R.R. to Mrs. Jennie Bunce, East Hamilton, OH. Dear Friends, I wonder how you have been this last winter. My eyes have hurt me so could not write much but I would like to go see you so much but I try to write? soon, with love. your loving friend, Lizzie Simpson (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, postcard.)
Residence: __ ___ 1917 Elmer Alexander Strunks (12) (b. 21 Oct 1875, d. 30 Aug 1926); Northwest Corner Parkamo Ave. & Corp. Line, Hamilton, Butler Co., OH; "Bunce Jennie, widow of Isaac, res. Elmer A. Strunk's...Strunks Elmer A. laborer...[wife] Laura E."

"Strunks, Elmer A. laborer, res n.w.c. Parkamo Av. and Corp. Line. (Laura E)" (unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1917, p. 110.) (unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1917, p. 477.)
Residence: __ ___ 1918 Laura Ellen Bunce (13) (b. 24 Feb 1884, d. 26 Dec 1960); 1885 Parkamo Ave., Hamilton, Ohio; On the back of a picture of Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce is the following in the handwriting of Helena River (Strunks) Perry: Grandma Lois Virginia Batson Bunce. Taken in 1918 at our home 1885 Parkamo Ave. Hamilton, Ohio (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry, picture of Lois Virginian (Batson) Bunce taken in 1918, 1885 Parkamo Ave., Hamilton, Ohio.)
Witness: before __ ___ 1919 Note; Mrs. Elizabeth M. (--?--) (2852) and Helena Rivers Strunks (21); [note by Donny Perry: The following letter by Mrs. Boyle demonstrates by her writing that she is a Christian Scientist. She refers to Lena's grandmother as alive if this is Lois V.Batson Bunce she is referring to, Lois died in 1919. I assume the war referred to is WWI.]

Tuesday Evening
November 26

Dear Lena;

It has been just about a month since I received your last letter. how the time does fly. I meant to anwer it right away but as usual I didn't. Tell your mother I think it was lovely of her to send me that chicken. I never dreamed of her doing such a thing. I seldom ever do go down home without letting them know I am coming. In fact I don't believe I ever did before, but that time John wanted to go at the last minute so we packed up and went. We had been down shortly before for there wedding but didn't get to go out and see John's father that time so we decided to go out to see his father a couple weeks later. That was how we happened to do that. But I appreciated the love that prompted the gift just the same. It it had been on ice the chicken would have been all right I am sure but they didn't leave it when there was no one home but took it back to the P.O. and kept it over until Monday there.

Mama is coming up either tomorrow evening or Thursday morning. Ruth wanted to come too but couldn't because she has to teach again on Friday to make up the time lost during the epidemic. That epidemic was certainly a false belief, wasn't it? God never made such a thing and he doesn't mean for us to have it, and when we all learn that none of us will have it. If I couldn't know that God was Good and did not send us anything but Good, I'm afraid I wouldn't have much use for him. I couldn't worship or love a God who sent evil. The first thing we need then is a right understanding of God. Than our lives will begin to be governed by good instead of evil. I will send you some more magazines to read.

I am so glad your grandmother is doing so well. You didn't say anything about your mother but I know she is happy. I never saw her when she wasn't. And what is Charlie doing these days?

I am going to send you another box in a day or two and you guess what is in it this time. I'll give you three guesses. It is something else that I got a new one of this fall so I am sending you the old one. You have seen me wear it. Now do you know?

Aren't you all glad the war is over? We surely were. Ray was in New York at the time so I think he will be home again before long.

Tell your mother I have my new __________________________________ she comes up she can have the green one. I had Percy roll it up on a pole and put it down cellar so it won't get wrinkled. If your mother doesn't get up before I know she will come up early in the spring and help me clean house. We haven't been _______ any coal in the furnace yet, just the gas again, so I can clean as early as I want to. I had a gas grate cut in my beed room too. Tell her I am still fixing the house up.

With lots of love,

Mrs. Boyle, (Family letters, 1880-1970 Donald Lee Perry.)
Name-Var: between 1919 and 1920 L. Jennie Bunce(unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1919-1920, p. 116.)
Residence: between 1919 and 1920 Elmer Alexander Strunks (12) (b. 21 Oct 1875, d. 30 Aug 1926); Parkamo Ave. & Imlay Ave., Hamilton, Butler Co., OH (unknown author, WilliamsHamiltonDire, 1919-1920, p. 116.).
Death: 14 Feb 1919 Parkamo Ave., Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio; She died due to a cerebral hemorrhage and arterio sclerosis (Strunks,Laura Bible.) (unknown author, Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial.) (Batson Bible.) (Division of Vital Statistics, Death Cert OH, reg. dist. 130, primary reg. dist. 8052, reg. no. 108.)
Burial: 18 Feb 1919 Sect. W, Lot 268, Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio; She is beside Laura, her daughter.
Funeral by Albert Wagner
(unknown author, Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial.) (Division of Vital Statistics, Death Cert OH, reg. dist. 130, primary reg. dist. 8052, reg. no. 108.)
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Reference= (Dec'd @ 70 yrs) Children=4
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Printed on: 23 Feb 2007
Prepared by:
"Donny" Donald Lee Perry
1667 Sylvan Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75208-2544
DonnyPerry@aol.com
214-941-5454 (H), 214-941-7333 (C)


Bibliography


7th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20408. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. M-653, roll 259. National Archives.

Alta (Bunce) Rodocker, letter. ca 1911, from Houston, Texas, to Jennie Bunce & Laura (Bunce) Strunks. Donald Lee Perry; Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454.

Austin, TX. Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Certificate. Alta (Bunce) Rodocker certificate.

Butler County Clerk's Office. Butler County, Ohio Deed Book. Butler County Records Building, Hamilton, OH 45011: Butler County Clerk.

Dallas, TX, 214-670-1433. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. Dallas Public Library.

Dallas, TX, 214-670-1433. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. 315. Dallas Public Library.

Dallas, TX, 214-670-1433. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. Dallas Public Library.

Dallas, TX, 214-670-1433. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. Dallas Public Library.

Division of Vital Statistics, Ohio Department of Health. Death Certificate from the State of Ohio. n.p.: n.pub.

Family letters, cards, photographs and miscellaneous materials found in the estate of Helena River Strunks Perry Land. 1880-1970. Donald Lee Perry, Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454.

Hamilton, OH 45011 Butler Co. Ohio Records Center. Laura Ellen Bunce Delayed Ohio Birth Certificate.

John Batson presented this Bible to Lois V. Batson. The Bible of Lois Virginia (Batson) Bunce.. New York: American Bible Society, 1859. "Donny" Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave. Dallas, TX 75208.

Sallie (Batson) Senour, letter. 21 Dec 1911, from Metamora, Indiana, to Mrs. Jennie Bunce. Donald Lee Perry; Donald Lee Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX 75208-2544, 214.941.5454.

Strunks Family information. The family bible of Laura Ellen (Bunce) Strunks. New York: American Bible Society, 1890. Donny L. Perry, 1667 Sylvan Ave., Dallas, TX 75208-2544.

unknown author. Affidavits for Marriage License in Butler County Probate Court. The State of Ohio, Butler County, ss.. n.p.: n.pub.

unknown author. Franklin Co., IN Probate Records. Franklin Co., IN: Franklin Co., Courthouse.

unknown author. The Greenwood Cemetery Association's Burial Records. Hamilton, OH: Greenwood Cemetery.

unknown author. The Hamilton Evening Journal News. Hamilton, OH: n.pub.

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unknown family info. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. New York: American Bible Society, 1859. unknown present owner, unknown location.


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