Pioneer Citizen of Clearwater Is Dead
Hiram W. Bachmann passes away after five weeks illness---leaves wife and three children
Clearwater, Nov 15…Hiram W. Bachmann, a pioneer citizen of this city, died at his home here at 11:30 o’clock Friday night, after an illness of about five weeks.
Mr. Bachmann was a native of Ohio, being born May 5, 1836, at Montgomery in that state. Upon the death of his father, his mother returned to her former home, Lancaster. Pa., where they lived for a number of years. Mr. Bachman was a veteran of the Union Army, in the War Between the States, serving as staff officer to General Greerson. In 1868 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Sparks, of Illinois, to which union four children were born, three of whom are living. In 1883 he came to Florida, and for many years conducted a mercantile business in this city. In 1898 his first wife died and the following year he was married to Miss Lynch M. Ayers, of Dunedin.
To Mrs. Bachmann and the sons and daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Bachmann of this city, and Messrs. Elmer Sparks and Clarence E. Bachmann of Pittsburg, the people of Clearwater extend heartfelt sympathy in the bereavement.
The funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian Church today by Dr. Wikle, of Dunedin, a lifetime friend of the deceased.
Source: Tampa Tribune: 11-16-1914
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by Linda Flowers