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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, July 30, 1891 Edition
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Mrs. Barney Solen died from cancer of the stomach at her home north of town at 4 o'clock, Monday morning. She had been a constant sufferer for some time with this terrible disease, but was not thought much worse than for some time past. Interment took place at the Catholic Cemetery, south of Attica at 10 o'clock Wednesday, the Rev. Father Lemper officiating. Death is always sad, but when it comes in the way it did to William Keister of Prairie, it is, if possible, more so. Mrs. Keister is a widow lady living with her four grown sons on a farm in Prairie Township. Last Friday about 11 o'clock a.m. the boys were making hay and drove in with a load, William being upon it with a number of forks. Stopping, he threw the forks, as he supposed, to the ground preparatory to sliding from the load himself. It seems that one of the forks stuck in the ground, the handle resting against the load. It was at the point where William slid from the load, and striking upon the end of the handle, it entered and followed the lower bowel for a distance of eight or ten inches. He was at once rendered helpless and being cared for medical aid was summoned and all was done for him that could be. The patient, through a great amount of suffering, lingered until 9 o'clock Monday evening when death relieved his suffering. Gangrene had set in, and had done its work, and there was but one result-death. William was a model young man and unmarried. He was born in this county, Nov. 29th, 1862, and died July 27th, 1891, and was therefore 28 years, 8 months and 27 days old at the time of his death. The funeral services were held at the residence at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Wm Wilmer, after which interment took place in Hillside Cemetery, near this place, about 4 o'clock p.m. The bereaved have the sympathies of our entire people in their sad affliction. We record with sorrow the death of old Uncle Abe Sheckelton. While Uncle Abe, (as he was commonly known) had been very feeble for some time, yet his death was hardly expected at the time. Mr. Sheckelton was quite an old man and respected by all who knew him. He passed quietly away at the home of his son, Ben, Sunday morning. The remains were laid to rest in the Gaskill Cemetery Monday. Miss Jane Tharp, who has been suffering with the dropsy for some time, died here last Friday morning. She was one of those noble women who live to promote the happiness of others. If ever anyone sacrificed their life for friends and relatives, it was Jane Tharp. Her remains were followed to the cemetery on Saturday by a large concourse of friends. This was sufficient to show the esteem in which she was held by the people of this community. After an illness of four months, Mrs. Charlotte Rowland departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Harn, of Chicago, Tuesday, July 21st, 1891. Deceased was born in Tippecanoe Co., near Lafayette, Ind., July 16th, 1836, and at the time of her death was 55 years and 5 days of age. While quite young, she removed with her parents to Williamsport, where she was united in marriage to Leonard Rowland, July 17, 1853. To them, three children were born, Frank, who with his family resides in Ellenburg, Wash., Mrs. John Harn, and Mrs. Charles Haupt of Chicago. Early in life she became a member of the M.E. Church and lived a consistent member until her death. During the greater part of her life, she was a sufferer from scrofula and catarrh, and for a number of years could not hear ordinary conversation. Under all these afflictions, she remained patient and gentle. She was a loving mother, and was always happy when at home with her children. During her last hours, she seemd happy in the belief that she would soon be at rest with her Savior.

Date: 7/30/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003323
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/20/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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