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264. Benjamin Franklin WISHARD153,223,238,239 was born on 7 November 1869.9 He died on 1 October 1939 at the age of 69 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.9

1900 Census. Ben and Lucinda listed with first four children.
Ben Wishard, b. Nov 1869, age 30, married 10 years, b. "Ioway" as were his parents
Lucinda, b. Jul 1873, age 26, 5 children, 4 living, b. TX, parents b. MS
Edna, dau, b. Jan 1893, age 7
Vina, dau, b. Jan 1895, age 5
Ethal, dau, b. Jan 1897, age 3
Frank, son, b. Jan 1900, five months old

1910 Census. Only one household listed between brothers Ben & Arthur. Nancy L. said she had 9 children, 8 living. All children listed except Harley, deceased and youngest not yet born. Also had a boarder, Pascal Yager, age 28, born in Texas, his parents b. TN

Found in 1920 Census. Children still at home were Clifton, Emment, Alma, & Lucille.
Justice Precinct 5, Honey Grove, Fannin co TX, Hh 251
Benj. F. Wishard, age 51, b. Iowa, parents b. IN, Farmer
Jennie L. , wife, age 45, b. TX, parents b. MO [was her name misunderstood?]
Clifton 17. Emmett 15. Alma 12. Lucile, 10.

1930 Census. Precinct 5, Fannin Co TX, Hh 17, Bagby to Honey Grove Road
Benj. F. Wishard, age 61, married at age 21, b. Iowa, father b. IN, mother b. Ohio, farmer
Nancy L., wife, age 56, married at age 18, b. TX, parents b. MO
Alma, dau, age 22, single, b. TX
Ethel Taylor, dau, age 33, married at 18, b. TX

Obit
Death Comes To B. F. Wishard Sunday Morning
After a long illness, death came to B. F. Wishard early Sunday morning at his home south of Honey Grove, and the tired and worn body was given eternal rest and the spirit of this good citizen transferred to the Heavenly abode.
Benjamin Franklin Wishard was born November 7, 1868, at Bloomfield, Iowa, being in his seventieth year. At the age of five years he came to Texas with his parents, the family settled in Fannin County about three miles [error in report] of Dial. Here he continued his residence until death. On July 13, 1890, he was united in marriage to Nancy Lucinda Blodgett, and the union was blessed with ten children, two passing away in infancy.
A consecrated man was Mr. Wishard. At the age of 20 years he was converted and in 1900, he joined the Baptist church at Bagby and was soon made a deacon because of his unusual consecration and his straight forwardness as a citizen and church member. In 1912 he transferred his membership to the Dial Baptist church, which was his church home for the remainder of his life. For more than 27 years he was an active deacon in this church and much of the time he served as chairman of the board, in this capacity he was even faithful, never shirking his duties.
His religion was something more than an empty profession. It was a living reality. His faith in Christ was more than a mere sentiment; it was a course of action, for his love for God's cause found expression in obedience to his Lord's commands. Mr. Wishard endured the long months of pain with fortitude and with patience and had a cheerful word for all who visited him.
In the passing of Mr. Wishard, our church has lost one of its most consecrated members. We shall miss his good counsel and his friendly handshake, but the influence for good which he instilled into our hearts will live on through the years.
We extend to the bereaved loved ones, our sincere sympathy.
He is survived by his wife and these children: Mrs. Roy Thomas of Dallas; Mrs. Zollie Vickers of Boswell, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ethel Taylor, Frank Wishard, Mrs. L. E. Myers, Clifton Wishard, Emmett Wishard and Miss Alma Wishard all of Dial and Honey Grove. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dial Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. H. Landes, assisted by Rev. T. J. Watts of Honey Grove. The burial service was at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Benjamin Franklin WISHARD and Nancy Lucinda "Sinda" BLODGETT were married on 13 July 1890 in Fannin County, Texas.9,222 Nancy Lucinda "Sinda" BLODGETT, daughter of Frank BLODGETT and Sarah DOWNY, was born on 25 July 1873.9 She died on 16 May 1956 at the age of 82 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.9

Texas Death Certificate #30386. Nancy died at Marcom Hospital in Ladonia; her residence was Honey Grove. Born 25 Jul 1873, she was 82 when she died 16 May 1956. Frank Blodgett was her father; Sarah Downy her mother. Daughter, Mrs. Ethel Taylor was the informant - as she was for Nancy's daughter Alma May. Nancy died of Uremia and was buried Oak Ridge Cemetery on May 17th.

Obituary -
Mrs. Ben Wishard Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Ben F. Wishard, long-time resident of the Dial community, were scheduled for Thursday afternoon, May 17 at 4 o'clock at the Dial Baptist Church. Named officiants were the Rev. C. W. Shaw and the Rev. T. J. Watts. Burial was to be made in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, with Robert West Funeral Home, of Honey Grove, officiating.
Named pallbearers were grandsons.
Mrs. Wishard died at 12:50 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Marcom Clinic and Hospital at Ladonia, after a long illness.
Mrs. Wishard was born in Fannin County, south of Honey Grove July 25, 1873. Her parents were Frank and Sarah Blodgett. She was married to Ben F. Wishard on July 13, 1890, and he passed away October 1, 1939. Two sons, Harley Wishard and Robert Wishard preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Frank and Clifton Wishard, of Honey Grove and Emmett Wishard, of Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. Roy Thomas, Dallas, Mrs. Vina Vickers, Durant, Okla., and Mrs. Ethel Taylor, Miss Alma Wishard and Mrs. L. E. Myers, all of Honey Grove; a sister, Mrs. G. W. Hulsey, of Ladonia; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wishard was a resident of the Dial community for over 60 years and was a charter member of the Dial Baptist Church.

Benjamin Franklin WISHARD and Nancy Lucinda "Sinda" BLODGETT had the following children:

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Harley L. WISHARD was born on 23 November 1891.9 He died on 25 March 1892 at the age of 0 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.

Buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ladonia, TX
"Son of B. G. & N. L. Wishard"

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Edna Earl WISHARD.

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Lavina Pearl WISHARD.

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Ethel Jane WISHARD.

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Franklin Cyrus WISHARD.

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Clifton Freemont WISHARD.

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Henry Emmett WISHARD.

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Alma May WISHARD was born on 3 October 1907.9,238 She died on 16 November 1961 at the age of 54 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.9

Texas Death Certificate #63964. Alma never married. She died at home in Honey Grove at age 54, 18 Nov 1961. Mrs. Ethel Taylor was informant. She died of medullary paralysis.

Buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Ladonia TX

- Obituary -
Rites Are Held For Miss Wishard
Funeral services for Miss Alma Mae Wishard were held at her home Sunday November 19, 1961.
Rev. T. J. Watts, First Baptist Church, Honey Grove, and the Rev. Larry Baker, Pastor of the Dial Baptist Church, officiated at the services. Interment was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery with Wise Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers were Gerald Wishard, Rayford Stroud, John Avery and Don Myers.
Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Taylor, and Mrs. L. E. Myers, both of Honey Grove, Mrs. Vina Vickers of Durant, Oklahoma, and three brothers, Frank and Clifton Wishard, both of Honey Grove and Emmett Wishard of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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In Memoriam
November 18, 1961, Alma was released from the frail little pain wracked physical body to enter the enternal home not made with hands. Though she was confined to a chair or the bed, she was a ray of sunshine to everyone who knew her but especially to the immediate family. She always welcomed visitors in the home with a cheerful smile and a wave of the hand. She loved to have children about her and was jubilant to have a baby placed on her lap. Though she was not able to speak many words, she was very expressionable in that she could make her thoughts and desires known to those in her presence. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and friends, but most especially by her sister, Ethel, who so lovingly and devotedly administered to her every need and wish, however, we know the Lord in his infinite wisdom has made no error in calling her home.

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Lucille WISHARD.

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Robert Gordon WISHARD was born on 3 June 1912.9 He died on 11 June 1913 at the age of 1. He was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas.

Texas Death Certificate #13058. Robert died on the 11 of Jun 1913 - the doctor had attended him from June 8th, but no cause of death is listed. He was one year, eight days old. Buried Oak Ridge Cemetery.