Alexander County

Obituary - A J Bunch

A. J. Bunch passed away at McClure Friday night.

A. J. Bunch, old resident of McClure, died last night. Had been in failing health for a long time and his death was not unexpected.

The deceased was born on Jan 31, 1837, and was therefore 75 years of age. He was a native of Alexander county, his birthplace being near where Elco now stands.

His parents died during his infancy and he was reared at Jonesboro where, when he was old enough, learned the blacksmithing trade. He ran a shop for himself for several years, and then moved to Clear Creek where he conducted a blacksmith business for several years. Then he turned his attention to farming, which occupied his attention until in his declining years he turned over active pursuits to his sons.

Mr. Bunch was married to March 12, 1862, to Miss Minera I.Sams, daughter of Nathan Sams, and six children were born to them, Joseph, Herman and Rodney, and Miss Minnie, Norma and Eunice.

Contributed by Deane Jaco Green

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