Dinsmore, William Miami Union 10/19/1911 Company C 71st OVI

Brandt--William M. Dinsmore, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of this vicinity, died Friday evening his death being due to pulmonary tuberculosis from which he had been suffering for six weeks.  Mr. Dinsmore was born in this township Sept. 25, 1842, and was a son of John J. and Maria Dinsmore.  June 1, 1871, he married Miss Sarah Brenner.  To this union were born four children, one daughter and three sons.  His daughter is now Mrs. E. E. Bohlender, of Dayton.  His oldest son, Allen, is a farmer near the old home place and the two younger boys, Earl and Walter, have for several years been conducting the farm stock and dairy business established by their father.  His wife and children, together with thirteen grandchildren, survive.  The funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the late home.  Rev. S. E. Greenawalt officiating.  Interment was made at New Carlisle.  For many years he resided on the old home place and was one of the most progressive farmers and stock raisers in this section of the country.  His farm is equipped with the most modern buildings and machinery.  For many years he had made a specialty of the dairy and butter business, and his wagon made weekly trips to Dayton.  He served in the Civil war as a member of the 71st O. V. I.  He was an active and faithful member of the Brandt Lutheran church and held office in the church and Sabbath school almost continually for forty years.  His life was an example to the whole community and his place will indeed be hard to fill.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the whole community in this their dark hour.  There have been several deaths within a few years in the family, that of little John, the infant grandson, being the last before Mr. Dinsmore's.   

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