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Jabez Bunting House

Jabez Bunting House

Male 1851 - 1917  (65 years)

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  • Name Jabez Bunting House  [1, 2
    Jabez Bunting House
    Jabez Bunting House
    Birth Abt 1849  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth Abt 1851  Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Birth Abt 1851  [2
    • age 22 at marriage
    Birth Abt 1851  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Born 23 Oct 1851  Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt Nov 1851  Shepton Mallet RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1861  Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1871 
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1871  Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 16 Sep 1873  [2
    Carpenter 
    Residence 16 Sep 1873  Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1874  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1 Jun 1880  [3
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1 Jun 1880  South Side, 3rd Street, Alton, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Naturalization 1882  Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1894  Siloam Springs, Clayton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation 6 Mar 1895  Siloam Springs, Clayton, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Proprietor of Forrest Hotel 
    Occupation 1906  425 St Louis Avenue, East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Vice-President and General Manager, Scott Printing Co 
    Residence 1906  578 North 24th Street, East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 27 Apr 1907  East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Occupation 15 Apr 1910  [6
    Manager, Printing Company 
    Residence 15 Apr 1910  579 24th Street, East St Louis, Saint Clair, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1913  [13
    Vice-President, Dr J H Snoddy Remedy Co 
    Residence 1913  East St Louis, St Clair, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Alton, Illinois directory
    Occupation 1914  [13
    Vice-President, Dr J H Snoddy Remedy Co 
    Residence 1914  Godfrey, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 11 Feb 1917  Godfrey, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Methodist Minister 
    Died 11 Feb 1917  YMCA, Alton, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Death 13 Feb 1917  Alton, Madison, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name G B House  [7
    Name J House  [3
    Name Jabez B House  [4, 5, 6, 8
    Name Unnamed House  [9
    Occupation 13 Feb 1917  [7
    Minister 
    Notes 
    • Not found in 1900.
      The Quincy Daily Herald of 4 May 1894 reports: The greet summer resort, Slloam Sprlngs, situated twelve miles south of Clayton. is being greatly improved in appearance and in comfortable surroundings. J B. House. who is the proprletor of this summer resort, is a man of intelligence and great experience in the management of watering places and health resorts. Next week will appear the lirst copy of the Siloam Herald, which ls edited by the proprietor, Mr House.

      One week prior the same newspaper reported that he was buying a large supply of goods for the hotel and store at Siloam and even starting an electric railroad from Clayton, 11 miles away

      The Quincy Whig on 27 Apr 1907 announces that Mrs Maude Johnson and young son Herbert are visiting Mr & Mrs J B House - presumably that is their adopted daughter.

      Obit from the Alton Evening Telegraph, Feb 12 1917, courtesy of Mike Pracht
      HOUSE, JABEZ B. (REVEREND)/Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, February 12, 1917 Godfrey Minister Dies
      Just as he was walking across the reading room of the Y. M. C. A. Saturday evening, on his way to attend a prohibition meeting at which Capt. Richard P. Hobson was to be the speaker, Rev. Jabez House, pastor of the Godfrey Methodist Church, was stricken with a fatal illness, and he died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. building where he was kept because it was realized he did not have long to live. Rev. Mr. House was the leader of the new band the Y. M. C. A. had organized, and he had planned to lead the hand at the entertainments to be given Saturday evening. He had removed his coat and cap, and it is supposed that, feeling the sickness of the stomach that often comes with apopletic strokes, he started for the toilet room and collapsed before he got there. He remained unconscious to the end. Rev. Mr. House was a native of Holcombe, Somersetshire, England, and was 65 years, 3 months, 18 days. He was the youngest of five children and his father was a local preacher in the Methodist Church. He had also a brother who was a clergyman, and a sister who was a Deaconess. At 31 he become a Methodist preacher and served the following charges: Wanda, Donnelson, Litchfield, Piasa, Bunker Hill, Bethany, Waterloo for eight years, Coulterville, and Godfrey. He was serving the last place very efficiently at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Esther Last in London, England, September 23, 1873. One child was born to them, and it died in infancy. Mrs. Maud Leaply of Liberty, Ill. is an adopted daughter. Mr. House had not been feeling well for some days, but was much better Saturday. He left home to go to practice with the band at the Y. M. C. A., where he suffered the attack of apoplexy. Mrs. House is left alone to mourn his death. The church at Godfrey is deeply stirred at the death of their beloved and efficient pastor. The funeral service will be held in the Godfrey Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., and will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Hall, district superintendent of the East St. Louis district conferences of the Methodist Church. The interment will be in Godfrey Cemetery. The body will lie in state in the Godfrey Methodist Church Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, and tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. Owing to the size of the casket, it was impossible to take it into the home. Rev. Mr. House was a man of scholarly attainments. He was not only a preacher, but he had devoted much attention to newspaper work and was known in many newspaper offices as a man of the deepest sympathy for that profession, and also as a great admirer and a just critic of the newspapers. His death is a big loss to the community in which he lived.

      Also, courtesy of Mike Pracht, we have obtained the following provided to him via the church historian:
      Thanks for your query. I thank you, because I learned as much from your question as you will from my answer.
      I wrote a book of our long church history for our 180th anniversary in 2005. I knew of Rev. B. J. House from our church conference records. He served our church from October 1913 until his death in 1917. I did not know he died while serving our church. My book includes an appendix, "Ministers' Memoirs," which were usually published by the conference whenever one of their ministers passed away. I did not find one for Rev. House during my research, but I have checked with our conference archives, and they found the reason why they didn't publish his memoir. Here's the research that they have done so far:

      Dear Arnie, It took me a while, but I've finally pieced Rev. House's story and why he doesn't have an obituary in the Southern Illinois Conference Journal for 1917.

      He was from England, by the way. He was admitted on trial in 1883
      He received full connection as an elder in 1885
      He served the following churches
      Donnelson - 1883
      Wanda - 1884
      Piasa - 1885-87
      Bunker Hill - 1888-91
      Godfrey - 1892
      Enfield - 1893
      He served various offices and committees in the Conference
      He served as assistant Conference secretary in 1891-92. He was the publisher of the minutes in 1893.
      He served on the Epworth Committee, the Class Meeting and Standing Committees.
      He was listed as a supernumerary which was changed to effective in 1893 and sent to Enfield church
      He withdrew from the conference appointments in 1894.
      The Conference Journal from that year 1894 under Question 19:
      "Who has been permitted to withdraw under charges or complaints? J.B. House"
      "The Case of J. B. House was referred to the Committee on Conference Relations."
      "The Committee on Conference Relations reported in the case of J.B. House, recommending the appointment of a committee of investigation."
      The Committee on Investigation presented a report that was amended by E. Lovejoy that his name (J.B.House) be entered under Question XIX as withdrawn under complaint and that he be requested to surrender his parchments."
      There is no mention of him from 1895 through 1905.
      Of interest is that in the Conference Journal of 1903, there is a resolution that said "Whereas there is a great scarcity of men in the Southern Illinois Conference to fill our charges, which greatly hinders and embarrasses our work, believing that that those reared on our own soil are best adapted to the work of our conference, therefore we ask our people to earnestly pray that God may raise up laborers among us..."
      In the 1905 Journal Rev. House's credentials were restored with the limitation that he would serve as a supply pastor the rest of his ministry.
      He served in Waterloo from 1905-1911
      Godfrey - 1912-1916
      He died in 1917 and because he was not restored as a full member of the Conference he was not eligible for a Conference Obit. Too Bad!
      Sorry, I don't know what the complaint was about. Those were always kept private if possible. Sometimes they are mentioned and they are always written across the cover of the parchment. I have one or two in the Archives. They are rather daunting to see.
      Hope this helps, Arnie. It's been fun playing Sherlock Holmes for the day!
    Person ID I43968  ONS
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2015 

    Father Joseph House,   b. Abt Dec 1817, Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1880, Shepton Mallet RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Anne Candy,   b. Abt 1811, Frome, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1890, Shepton Mallet RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt May 1844  Shepton Mallet RD, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 7 May 1844  St Andrew, Holcombe, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Witness 7 May 1844  [15
    • Attribute Value: John Button
    Witness 7 May 1844  [15
    • Attribute Value: Elizabeth Smith
    Family ID F13356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Last,   b. 1 Aug 1845, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1937, 6600 Washington, University City, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married Abt Aug 1873  Hackney RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 16 Sep 1873  St Matthias, Stoke Newington, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Witness 16 Sep 1873  [2
    • Attribute Value: James Neale Hacon
    Witness 16 Sep 1873  [2
    • Attribute Value: Ellen Louise Hacon
    Children 
     1. Maud Russell Coleman,   b. 10 Sep 1880, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1969, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Adopted]
    Family ID F15293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1849 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1851 - Holcombe, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1851 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1851 - Holcombe, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt Nov 1851 - Shepton Mallet RD, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Holcombe, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Holcombe, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Aug 1873 - Hackney RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Sep 1873 - Holcombe, Somerset Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1873 - St Matthias, Stoke Newington, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1874 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 13 Feb 1917 - Alton, Madison, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    2. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.
      indicates that we have seen the original parish register, microfilm/fiche or a scanned image


    3. [S182] 1880 census - US.

    4. [S3] 1861 census.

    5. [S542] 1871 census.

    6. [S160] 1910 census - US.

    7. [S787] Julie Henrick.

    8. [S306] Obituary.

    9. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    10. [S949] ancestry.com Naturalization Records.

    11. [S927] Quincy Daily Herald, 1894.

    12. [S928] Quincy Daily Journal, 1895.

    13. [S948] ancestry.com City Directories.

    14. [S926] Quincy Whig - newspaper, http://archive.quincylibrary.org.

    15. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.