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Title: Obituaries Williamsport In. Warren Review- Thursday October 8, 1891 Edition
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The youngest son of Henry Butt died at their home Monday evening of blood poison. The little fellow hurt his toe some time since, and it was thought an insignifiacant matter. It became poisoned in some way and blood poison was the result. The funeral took place at the family residence at 2 p.m., Wednesday, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. Elmer Jones, a young man about twenty-six years of age, left this place in a cart last Saturday evening for Marshfield. It is stated that he left Marshfield about 8:30 p.m., by the town road, which leads through Old Lebanon for home. About one o'clock the pony and cart were discovered standing by one of the stables in Old Lebanon by parties and a closer examination revealed to them the lifeless form of Elmer locked between the wheel and shaft, with his neck broken. The coroner's inquest failed to develop anything very satisfactory, and how poor Elmer met his sad end will doubtless remain a mystery. The remains were brought home to the residence of his widowed mother in this place, Sunday afternoon and prepared for burial. He must to have been in the wheel for some distance, as the side of his head and face was badly lacerated and worn by the action of the car wheel before it was finally locked. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by the Rev. O.Q. Oviatt at 2 p.m., Monday, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. The bereaved mother has the sympathies of our entire people. The widow Jones' boy, who lives in Williamsport, was in town Saturday night beastly intoxicated. He was driving a colt to a car. Sunday morning he was found dead near Wes Ray's place in Old Town Lebanon. He was so tangled up in the cart that it was necessary to take the wheel off to get him out. This is indeed a sad affair, and especially so because of his widowed mother, and should be a lesson to all young men who are taking a downward course from the saloon to an early grave. (*Find a grave shows Elmer E. Jones)

Date: 10/8/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003329
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/25/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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