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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, August 13, 1891
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Alva Houghton, youngest son of Wiliam Houghton, who died at his father's home, one mile east of this place last Saturday at 2:30 p.m., was born August 1st, 1867. For about four years, Alva had been a constant sufferer from this terrible disease of consumption, and gradually grew weaker until death came last Saturday. He was a member of the methodist church and a fine young man. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer at 10 a.m. at Independence, after which interment took place at the Independence Cemetery. Obituary. Mary M. Baker was born March 11, 1805 in Wayne County, Ohio. She came to Indiana in 1848. Her home has been here ever since that time. She was united in marriage to Jacob E. Swarts, August 18, 1825. She was the mother of eleven children. Ten of the children grew to mature years, three boys and seven girls. There are two sons and one daughter still living. Mrs. Swarts united with the church in her childhood. She always had a home in the church. She died August 6, 1891 in full faith in the God of her yough and age. Those waiting upon her during her last moments say she was happy in the thought of death. She had not been able to read for several years, but hymns and passages of scripture rose in her memory and she repeated many of them. In the eighty-sixth year of her life, she saw many changes in the country. Joy and sorrow came and went as the days passed, but she could say that the God of rich promises was ever the same. His faithful words are for childhood ways and when the feeble steps of age come, they are still the light of the path. Mr. Curtis Jones of Winthrop, who was lying very low at Rensselaer, was brought home Sunday, his father chartering a car and sending for him. Mr. Jno. W. Rhode, Dr. C. Hoffman of Rainsville, and Sanuel Ebberly and Sherman Vawer of Pine Village, went up on the train to assist in bringing him home. He stood the trip very well we are informed. He is now at the home of his father. Later--We learn that Mr. Jones died at this father's at 7 a.m. Monday.

Date: 8/13/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003321
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/20/2013
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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