Elias Ware died on Sunday [May 12] and was buried on Tuesday in the Bonaparte cemetery with G.A.R. honors.
Quite a number of the members of the order from Vernon, Bentonsport, Keosauqua and other places were present
at the funeral.”
Source: Weekly Stateline Democrat, May, 16, 1895, Posted By: Rich Lowe, Date: 12/7/2004, Van Buren Co. Iowa, GenWeb Archives