Benjamin Franklin Van
Apr 12, 1878 - Feb 10, 1899
Submitted by Jo Aguirre
15 Feb 1899
Died February 10, 1899 , of typhoid fever. at the home of J.W. Bruce, one mile east of Hennessey.
Frank was boarding at the Bruce home and attending school here in town. He was a very industrious young man, apt in his studies, and a conscientious Christian. He managed to save enough to keep him in school, in hopes of attending the Normal this summer.
The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, the pastor officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Hennessey Cemetery.
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