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Rev. Caleb Bost & wife Martha Jane

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

September 7, 1923

Rev. Caleb Bost Dead

In the death Saturday night Sept. 1st, 1923, of Rev. Caleb Bost of Liberty Township this county suffered the loss of one of its oldest and best beloved citizens. Mr. Bost was a native of Illinois, born a little more than four score years ago. He had been a resident of the immediate settlement in which he died for more than fifty years, living a life that won for him the confidence, esteem and respect of all who knew him. For more than forty years he was a devout member of the Methodist church and spent much of his time in the ministry. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving with the union forces. He was twice married, being survived by his second wife and several children by both unions. Interment took place at the Liberty graveyard Sunday, services being conducted by Hon. M. B. Lefler, close friend and neighbor of many years standing.

Martha Jane McAlister Bost 1944


January 28, 1944

Mrs. Martha Jane Bost, widow of the late Caleb Bost, died at the home of her son, Aaron, in Texas, last week. The body was sent back for burial in the Pleasant Grove cemetery Sunday afternoon.

NOTE: Martha Jane (McAlister) Bost died January 21, 1944 at White Oak, Gregg County, Texas.