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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, September 17, 1891
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The wife of John Davis, who lives about six miles east of Rossville near the state line, died at her home on the 7th inst. of heart disease. Funeral services were held at the residence the Wednesday following and interment took place at the Goodwine Cemetey. Mrs. Davis was about thirty years old and leaves a husband and four sons. His Jugular Vein Was Severed. Last Saturday night Ambia was the scene of a street fight and murder. A dance was on and a number of parties from Hoopeston were present. Among them was Ab Baldwin, son of a widow of Hoopeston. George Thorne, a farmer about thirty years old of Prairie Township, this county, was in town and was drinking. Baldwin came down from the dancing hall and entered the saloon for a drink, when he met Thorne. Prior to this a brother of George's had had some trouble with Clell Shannon of Hoopeston. It appears that yet another brother, Joseph Thorne, ahd met Shannon on the fairgrownd at Boswell on Friday and gave him a good thumping and that the Thorne brothers were not yet satisfied with the matter. Upon the meeting of George Thorne and Ab Baldwin in the saloon, it developed that Baldwin was from Shannon's home and Thorne, being a sort of a bully, wanted to whip anybody that was Shannon's friend. It is reported that Baldwin did his best to get away from Thorne who followed him some distance up the street, finally jumping onto him after being warned by Baldwin--as Throne was a much larger man--that he would use a knife if he was molested further, as he had nothing to do with any of the parties in controversy. But Thorne wanted to whip someone, and overpowering Baldwin was soon chocking him at a lively rate. In the meantime Baldwin had been using his pocketknife, and had severed both the large muscles upon Thorne's arms and cut him across the breast, his last stroke severing Thorne's jugular vein and he fell back lifeless. Baldwin escaped to Hoopeston, and afterwards returning, gave himself up and is now in jail at Fowler. Thorne was a large man, weighing over two hundred pounds; leaves a wife and four children, and farmed on a large scale on the the Lingle farm. The circumstances under which his life was taken are deplorable.

Date: 9/17/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003328
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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