Benjamin Boock, a former resident, of Port Clinton and at one time a fruit grower on Catawba Island, died at the home of his son in Mansfield. Thursday, January IOth, aged 87 years. Pneumonia was the cause of death.
He was born in Germany and came to this country when a young; man. He married a Miss Bolte, a sister of ex- I Sheriff Fred Bolte. They lived a very happy life, and were the parents of several children, all of whom are dead with the exception of one son with whom the aged man made his home since the death of his wife.
Ben Boock enjoyed the friendship of all with whom he became ecquainted. He was pleasant, agreeable, and ac¬ commodating and his friends were many and lasting.
The body was brought here Satur¬ day and the funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the re¬ sidence of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Nei- .decker. Rev. A. T. Bawson, pastor of the Episcopal church conducted the services and the body was laid to rest in Lake-view cemetery.
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