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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, September 10, 1891 Edition
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Caught By The Eastbound Express On The Lake Erie & Western Near Boswell Last Saturday morning George Phillips and Jacob Dunche, full of high hopes and plans for the future, left their home in Wellington, Ill., a little town about six miles north of Hoopeston, to drive to Boswell for the purpose of securing huckster privileges at the coming Boswell fair. They reached Ambia, the former home of Mr. Phillips about noon when they fed their horse and took dinner with friends. Thus refreshed they continued their journey toward Boswell. When within a mile of the above place, where the Ambia and Boswell road crosses the railroad, their horse became unmanageable upon the crossing as a train was upon them, and they were struck broad side by the engine of the noon express eastbound, the horse being picked up and carried almost a half mile and instantly killed. The buggy and its occupants were hurled with terrible force against a plank fence some twenty feet away, mashing down the fence, making kindling wood of the buggy, seriously injuring Mr. Dunche, and almost instantly killing Mr. Phillips, the back part of his head being crushed and all of his ribs except two being torn from the spinal column on the right side. Mr. Dunche received severe scalp wounds and bruises about the head, from which he was yet unconscious Monday. The remains of Mr. Phillips, who was a brother-in-law of I. A. Brooks of this place, were taken to his home in Wellington, from which the funeral services were held Sunday and the remains were laid to rest about three o'clock that afternoon in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Mr Dunche, who is a noble young man of Wellington and highly respected by all, was yet unconscious Tuesday, and his recovery is thought to be very doubtful. Some unscrupulous parties have given currency to the report that when these gentlemen left Ambia they were drinking, the falsity of which, we understand, will be readily attested by parties who last seen them leave. They were both respected citizens of Wellington and their people have the strongest sympathies of the community. Mrs. Theodore Courtwell died at her home south of town at 12:30 p.m. today from a cancer. She has been a constant sufferer for the past year, and her death has been expected for some days past. The funeral services will probbly be held at the residence some time Saturday.

Date: 9/10/1891
Origin: Warren Review extract from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003326
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/25/2013
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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