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Sarah Ann (Basinger) & Barton Nolan Bond
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Greenhill Cemetery
McClain County, Oklahoma

Jeanie Sisson

Obit for Sarah furnished by Jeanie
May 11, 1860 - Dec 13, 1935

Sarah Ann (Basinger) Bond was born May 11, 1860 in Brazito, Cole County, Missouri. She was the third of four children born to William Barton and Lucinda (Scott) Basinger. After the Basinger family moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Sarah met Barton Nolan Bond. They were married on May 13, 1875. The morning following the wedding ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Bond left in a covered wagon for Texas. After driving thirty-five days, they located at Rhea's Mill in Collin County, Texas where they worked for William Rhea who owned a ranch and grist mill. Mr. Bond was the ranch foreman and Mrs. Bond cooked and managed the ranch house for Mrs. Rhea. The couple's first child L. Rhea was born at Rhea's Mill in Collin County September 15, 1876. After three years in Collin County, the Bonds moved to Wise County where their second child Ollie was born September 2, 1878. The family then moved to Denton County, Texas where their daughter Lela was born October 13, 1881 in Roanoke, and their daughter Willie was born November 13, 1884 in Mountain Springs. Following a move to Cook County, their son Luke was born June 23, 1888, and their daughter Charlotte was born August 10, 1889. In November 1890, in two covered wagons and with six children, the family forded the Red River and moved to Alex, Indian Territory, which at that time consisted of only a post office. Mr. Bond was an employee in the post office for a time. Their next three children were born in Alex, Frances was born September 22, 1893, Grace Ann was born November 22, 1895, and Bart Nolan Bond, Jr. was born June 18, 1898. The Bonds moved from Alex to Ireton three miles to the northeast, where their last two children were born: Edna, December 1, 1901, and Ike, born June 30, 1904. Soon after the birth of their eleventh and last child, the Bond family moved across the county line to the Curty community, which was located in the southwest corner of McClain County. There they owned and operated a store/post office combination and farmed and raised cattle and hogs. About the time World War I started, the Bonds moved to Lindsay where they owned a furniture store and Mr. Bond was Justice of the Peace. Mr. and Mrs. Bond celebrated their 50th and 60th wedding anniversaries in Lindsay where they were active members of the First Christian Church. Mr. Bond was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Mrs. Bond was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bond enjoyed quilting and was an excellent cook. The Bonds often entertained large groups in their home and had a reputation for hospitality.

Written by Christine Peters, a granddaughter.

Report of her death in The Lindsay News: MOTHER BOND AT REST Mrs. B.N. Bond, lovingly called “Mother” Bond by her many friends, passed away at her home in Lindsay at 2:20 A.M., Friday, December 18, 1935, after a long enemy of the flesh, cancer. The deceased was the mother of a large and highly respected family, several of whom now have “silver threads among the gold, as a reminder that they too, are nearing life’s sunset. She ran the journey of life in 76 years, 7 months and 2 days. It is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Flowers, not thorns; sunshine, not shadow, did she scatter everywhere. Her breath went out like the exhalation of a sweetly fragrant minion of the woodland and in her stead was left only a holy and beautiful memory—a memory that will last and sanctify as long as parental existence.

Impressive funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Lindsay Christian Church. Her pastor, Dr. B.M. Hopkins, of that church, preached the sermon, painting a word picture of the beautiful life lived b this mother in Israel; a touching prayer was offered by Rev. Robert Scales, pastors of the Baptist church; hymns were sung by a large choir, composed of singers of the churches of Lindsay and some of the community churches, and the solemn music of the choir touched every heart.

Following the church service the remains were tenderly laced in Green Hill cemetery, her grave covered with beautiful flowers.  Beautifully appropriate such a resting place, where her kindred sleep and where friends remain to gather about her dear form with honest tears of bereavement, to lay her away tenderly in the narrow house with the curtains of fadeless green.

Obit for Barton posted by Jeanie Sisson
Mar 24, 1850 - Jul 21, 1937

B.N. (Daddy) Bond passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maxey Harrell, in Purcell, Oklahoma, at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, 1937, after an illness of less than a day, due to the infirmities of years; he had reached the age of 87 years, 3 months and 27 days.

His funeral was held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, services being conducted in the Lindsay Christian Church, packed with relatives and many friends of the departed. The discourse was delivered by Dr. Rawls Anderson; this service being a request made some time ago by the deceased; assisting in the services were Rev. Harold R. Burkhart, pastor of the Lindsay Christian Church and Rev. C.B. Bryant, pastor of the Purcell Christian Church.

The committal rites were in charge of the Lindsay Mason Lodge, No. 248 of which the deceased had been a member many years.

The interment was in Greenhill Cemetery, the Brown Funeral Home directing. The casket was covered with beautiful floral designs, all of which spoke of peace, purity and immortality.

Barton N. Bond was born in Miller County, Missouri, March 24, 1850. He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Bassinger in 1875. She preceded him in death several years ago. To this union 11 children were born, 4 sons and 7 daughters. One son Issac and one daughter, Mrs. Ollie Fitzpatrick have passed on and nine children remain, namely, L.R. Bond, La Grande, Oregon; L.N. Bond, Brawley, California; Barton, Jr., Monterey, California; Mrs. J.D. Harmon, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Lela Willard, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Lottie Peters, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Maxey Harrell, Purcell; Mrs. D.M. Hopkins, Chickasha; and Mrs. Doss Luton, Tulare, California. Other surviving relatives include 33 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Mr. Bond spent a number of years in Texas, moving thence to the Indian Territory many years ago; he lived in the Alex vicinity for some time moving thence to the old Curty community northwest of Lindsay, where he resided a number of years, operating a farm and also a store, later moving to Lindsay, where he resided a number of years. During his residence in Lindsay, he was in the mercantile business for a time and served for several years as justice of the peace. Daddy Bond was made a Mason in Texas in 1876 and during his 61 years as a lodge member he filled all the elective offices of lodge worthily; he was an honorary member of the Lindsay Masonic Lodge a number of years. The deceased was a good neighbor, had many friends and he liked to have friends visit his home, and very frequently he and his good wife entertained large numbers at birthday dinners and other special events—the Bonds had a reputation for their hospitality and for serving good meals. Mr. Bond was a member of the Christian Church and active in the work while his strength permitted.

He served as an officer for the Lindsay Christian Church for a number of years. Daddy Bond was a devoted husband and a kind considerate father and to his friends the soul of fellowship; he was a good citizen, and as a man it is those who know him best most love to contemplate him. It is the broken ties at the grave that prompt us to fuller appreciation of the tenderness of the ties that are not yet broken; and so while we mourn the loss of our dead we may rejoice that there is no light behind it, no sorrow so poignant that there is not a balm for the wound it inflicts. This life is only our training school to purify us and make us more sweet for the heavenly community among whom we expect to dwell." Obituary from The Lindsay News, Lindsay, Oklahoma  

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