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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, In. Warren Review- Thursday February 19, 1891 Edition
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Wm Payne, who has been a sufferer from Brights's disease for the past two months, died at the residence of his father-in-law, Thomas Bebee, Sunday morning, Feb. 15th, at 8:30 o'clock. His death was very unexpected to all his friends and family, as he had just came in from the farm Friday morning, After getting to town he was suddenly taken worse and rapidly sank until his death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer, after which the remains were taken in charge by the members of the I.O.O.F. of which Mr. Payne was a member. Interment took place at Hillside Cemetery, Tuesday at 1 o'clock. George Mong was born in Berkley County, Virginia, November 17th, 1810 and was killed February 11th, 1891, by being run over between Attica and Williamsport by the eastbound accommodation train known as No. 68. He first came to the state of Indiana nearly fifty-two years ago. He was married to Hannah Tharp, March 13th, 1863, and is by said union the father of eight children, four of these being dead, and four survive him. Those living are Mrs. Thomas Sexton, Mattie, Willie, and Andy Mong. He had passed the allotted age of three score and ten, when called from the known realities of this life to the unknown of the life to come. As a friend, he was true and steadfast; as a citizen he was loyal and patriotic; as a man, he was honorable and just in all his dealings. Like all men, he had his faults, but with all his faults, his sympathy for the poor, and those whom he could lend a helping hand, speaks more for Mr. Mong than words can tell upon paper. The funeral was conducted in the M.E. Church by Rev. Colbrath Hall, an aged minister of this county, and an old acquaintance of the deceased., Friday, Feb. 13th, 1891. The remains were interred in Redwood Cemetery the same afternoon followed by an exceedingly large procession. Mr. Mong has been a resident of Marshfield and vicinity for more than forty years, and on seeing an article published in the Attica Ledger of Feb. 12th '91 let us here state, that we think the editor was wrongly informed as to the condition of Mr. Mong on the evening he met his sad fate, as there were citizens with him from this place most of the day and those who know he was not drinking intoxicants to amount to anything. Theses same persons are perfectly willing if necessary to make affidavits to such facts. Tis true Mr. Mong occasionally took a drink as many men do, but as long as he had lived in the county, no citizen of this place ever saw him so much under the influence of liquor as to render him in a helpless condition. We therefore think it due the family to make this correction, notwithstanding the statement of last week came from a railroad official. The writer of this short notice does not presume to say in the least there can be any liability attached to the trainmen. The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Martindale who died Friday, 6 inst., was held at Union chapel, Sunday Feb. 8th, Rec. J.C. Kemp officiating. The remains were interred in the Mound Cemetery. She was 75 years old.

Date: 2/19/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003303
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/12/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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