FREEMAN THEODORE "Theo" BOUND - 1838-1923


Tidbits I have picked up along the way about Freeman Theodore "Theo" Bound:

Freeman Theodore "Theo" Bound was born 30 August 1830, in Conklin, Broome Co., N.Y.

He is listed on the 1860 census as being 22 years of age.

He was married to Loueza M. "Louise" Price on 3 November 1867 in Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI.

He died at the age of 85y7d on 6 September 1923 in Plainfield, Waushara Co., WI. and is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery.

Transcription of the Obituary of Theo Bound:

Plainfield Sun, September 14, 1923, page 1, column 5: ANOTHER PIONEER IS CALLED. DEATH COMES TO THEODORE BOUND AT THE AGE OF 85 YEARS.

The final summons came to Theo. Bound Thursday evening of last week, folowing (sic) an illness due to a general breaking down, at the age of 85 years. Funeral services were held at the town hall Sunday and the body laid to its last rest in the Plainfield cemetery.

He is survived by three adult children. Mrs. R. F. Weymouth, Mrs. Geo. T. Potton and Fred Bound, all of this vicinity.

A more extended notice will appear next week.

Plainfield Sun, September 21, 1923, page 1, column 5: FREEMAN THEODORE BOUND. Freeman Theodore Bound was born in Conklin, Broome County, New York, Aug. 30, 1838, and passed away at his home in Plainfield Sept. 6, 1923, aged 85 years, 7 days.

He came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1854, and settled in Plainfield, where he has since resided.

In December 1863, he answered the call of his country and enlisted in the 8th Wisconsin Battery Light Artillery, and was discharged from the service Aug. 5, 1865.

November 2, 1867, he was married to Miss Louisa Price and to this union was born five children: Mrs. R. F. Weymouth, Mrs. Geo. Potton, and Fred Bound, all of Plainfield, his eldest child, Edgar dying in infancy, and his youngest child, Freeman, passing away at his home in Astoria, Ore., last November. His wife died in March, 1895.

There are left to mourn his loss, his children, twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His six grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Theodore Bound was a good man, a respected citizen, a kind friend, ever the (illegible) of his family, honest and upright in every sense of the word. His loss will be deeply mourned. At the meetings held in Plainfield some three years ago, he was among those who gave his heart to God.

Funeral services were held at the town hall Sunday, conducted by Rev. F. C. Rhapstock and the remains were laid to their last rest in the Plainfield cemetery followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends who had assembled to pay their last respects to their old friend and neighbor.

CARD OF THANKS. The bereaved children extend their sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who assisted them at the sad time of sickness and death of their father, To the choir and the donors of the beautiful flowers.

Contributed by: Kathy Sparks

Freeman Theodore "Theo" Bound and Loueza M. "Louise" Price had the following children:

1. Edgar Bound, born 16 March 1869 and died 24 June 1869 in Plainfield at the age of 3m8d. According to Thelma Bound, he was crippled and the oldest child. He is buried in the Plainfield Cemetery near Job and Sarah Bound, his grandparents.
2. Etta Esther Bound
3. Ruth Bound
4. Frederick Job Bound
5. Freeman Theodore Bound