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Olin Bundy
North Vernon Plain Dealer - May 27, 1904
    Olin Bundy was born in the village of Vernon, Ind., May 28, 1871. All his early life was spent in this town. After he had received his academic education he taught school for two years with great success at Union Star and Hickory Corner districts where he will always remain dear to the memory of those who knew him. During his vacation periods he clerked in the hardware store of James Hutchings, at Vernon, where he showed himself worthy of the esteem of both proprietor and customers. In 1893, Olin had the opportunity of going West to engage in the railroad business with his cousin, C. L. Bundy, who was an official in the C.R.I. & P. Co., and did so, holding several very lucrative positions, returning East with the besst of recommendations from the company. But Olin was not satisfied with a commercial life and decided to fit himself for the practice of law, which he had constantly studied all the while. He had always been a great student and when a mere lad would sit for hours at a time and read an old volume of Shakespear, while at night after all had retired he would sit and pour over "Blackstone's Commentaries on the Law," a book which was his lifelong companion. Not only did he read the law but he would go to the court house and watch the proceedings like a grown-up man; the law seemed to be born in him. Besides being a conscientious student, Olin was no less a true christian, always striving to do the right in everything. After entering the practice of law he first located in Vernon and later in North Vernon. In 1899 he was married to Miss Eula Goff, of Vernon, who with two bright little girls, Helen and Mary, by his death are deprived of a husband and father's loving care. Two years ago he removed to Bedford where he had built up an extensive practice and enjoyed the confidence and respect of the entire people. He had that cheerful honest frank disposition which drew people to him. Last summer he worked and studied too hard and in the fall was stricken with a fever from which he never fully recovered. Impelled by his ambition, instead of resting, he went to work harder than ever, using his strength physically and mentally beyond its limit. As a result he suffered a nervous collapse, which rendered him wholly unfit for work. He was placed in Dr. Fletchers Sanitarium for treatment. For a time it was thought he was improving so greatly that he would soon recover, but he suddenly became worse, remaining unconscious for several days until May 6th when he passed away. His remains were first taken to the home of Herbert Goff in Indianapolis where Dr. Ballard of the Memorial Presbyterian church held services attended by a large number of city friends. Upon Sabbath morning following, the funeral train passed over the J.M.& I.R.R. to Vernon where services were held by Rev. C. E. Finley, of the Bedford Presbyterian church, after which the body was laid to rest in the peaceful cemetery beside the Muscatatuck. Although many friends will morn his death and many tears of deep regret be shed, yet we can all feel consoled for he is at rest with God in the great beyond. Findagrave Link

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