Robert M. Junkin (1850-1885)

ANCESTRAL LINE: A1 Joseph Junkin I | B1 William Junkin | C8 Andrew Junkin | D1 William Junkin (Jenkins)

E3 Robert M. Junkin, was born June 12, 1850 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, died November 16, 1885. He married December 24, 1874 Ada P. Dispennet. Robert worked on the railroad and was a farmer in Jefferson Township, Miami County, Indiana. He was buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, north of the Brethren Church on US 31, Mexico, Miami County, Indiana.

Ada (Adia) Pauline Dispennet was born June 3, 1852 in Urbana, Champaign County Ohio to Joseph and Mary Dispennet. She died April 12, 1925 at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg, Indiana. She is buried at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Mexico, Miami County, Indiana.

After the death of Robert, Ada married John G. D. Bender on July 18, 1893 in Miami County. John G. D. Bender was born in December 10, 1836 and died September 28, 1918. He is also buried at the Green lawn Cemetery. He was a farmer. His first wife was Catharine. He had 9 children: William 1860; Florence 1863; Albert 1865; Charles 1867; Philip 1869; Mary 1871; Elizabeth 1872; Martha 1874 and Alonzo 1877.

Obituary of Robert M. Junkin

Junkins- Robert M. Junkins, son of William and Sarah Junkins, was born in Peru, Indiana, June 12,1850, died at his home in Mexico, Indiana on November 16, 1885; age 35 years 5 months and 4 days. Was married to his now bereaved wife on December 24, 1874.

For seventeen months he was almost a constant sufferer. During the summer his sufferings were intense, but he endured them with patience, never murmuring. On Saturday night last he began to fail, and though suffering greatly, he, in conversation with his mother, who was with him constantly during his illness, assured her that "his trust was in God."

He was in disposition kind and hence leaves many friends, was an affectionate husband and father, a dutiful son and loving brother. He leaves to mourn his loss a dear wife and two children, a loving mother, two sisters and a brother.

Funeral services at the M.E. church Wednesday, conducted by the pastor I. J. Smith, after which the remains were -interred in the Dunkard Cemetery at Mexico.

Report on Robert Junkins after his death

Robert Junkins was taken much worse Saturday. Every thing was done that could be done to relieve his suffering. Monday at 3 o'clock death claimed its victim and Robert Junkins passed away. Turner Junkins, of Bluffton, the only living brother, was sent for on Sunday morning, but did not arrive until some time after his brother's death. Mr. Junkins had been sick for along time and patiently bore his sufferings. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Mr Junkins was a member of the M.E. church and when able was a faithful attendant. He leaves a wife and two little girls who have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Obituary of Adia Junkin Bender

Mrs. H.G. Bender, of Mexico this county, died Sunday in the Odd Fellows home at Greensburg. The body will be brought to Peru this evening and will be taken to Peter Allen undertaking parlors on East Third street to be held until the time of the funeral which will be held at Mexico. The nearest surviving relative of the deceased, is a niece, Mrs. John McGuire of Mexico. Surviving are several step-children. Mr. Bender died at Mexico six years ago.

Obituary of John G. D. Bender


John G. D. Bender, pioneer citizen of Mexico, died Saturday morning at 11 o'clock following an illness caused by enlargement of the heart. Mr. Bender has been ailing for about 4 years. The funeral services were held from the church at Mexico Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment in the Mexico Green lawn cemetery. Mr. Bender was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masons.

John G. D. Bender was born in Canton, Ohio January 9, 1836, and was therefore eighty-three years of age at the time of his death. He was a resident of Mexico for sixty years.

He is survived by a widow and the following children: William A Bender, Summittsville; Florence R Bender, Peru; Albert M Bender, Denver and the following sisters and brothers: Philip P Bender, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Zartman , of Mexico, and Alonzo E Bender of Detroit.

Children of Robert M. Junkin and Ada P. Dispennet:

Information about the Andrew Junkin line was supplied by Joyce Junkin Cockerill, September 2001, updated June 2005.
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