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Title: Obituaries Williamsport In. Warren Review- Thursday, October 22, 1891 Edition
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Dr. Hoffman of Rainsville, who has been suffering from paralysis for some weeks past, died at his home in that place Saturday evening. His death was not unexpected, he having lain very low for some time, and it was understood that he could not recover. His death takes the only doctor at the above place and he will be greatly missed, as he was otherwise a prominent citizen of his township. He was a member of both the Odd Fellow and Knights of Honor Lodges, which took part in the burial ceremonies Monday afternoon. Robert Gray, aged eighty-seven years and Joseph Skivington, aged eighty-six, died at Crawfordsville. The former helped hew logs for a house for Jonathan Jennings, the first governor of Indiana. Sabbath morning as the sun arose in the east we were awakened from our slumbers and the sad news came to our ears that Dr. Charles Hoffman had departed this life at 12 o'clock that night. Our little village was at once filled with mourning and sad hearts and weeping eyes were in our midst. Dr. Hoffman had passed his thirty seventh birthday and was yet in the prime of his life, as it might be considered, but death is no repecter of persons it calls and we must obey. Dr. Hoffman was born of poor parents, but of the kind that helped their children to everything in the way of an education, and their son having superior intellect soon stood foremost with his fellowman, and at an early age he graduated at one of our medical colleges, returning home where he had been raised. He was well recieved by the people and had one of the largest practices we ever know of for a young doctor. He was called in counsel far and near, and his judgemtn was counted good. The Doctor had been sick for some time and his death had been expected for sometime, but let death come when it will and it casts its shades of sorrow. Dr. Hoffman leaves a wife and two bright little boys who are just at the age to need a father's care. He was a member of several lodges, the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Honor in encampment, of which he was in good standing. Dr. Hoffman was a man that would always go when called on, if he was able to go, rich or poor, it was the same with him, and we must say he was always ready to lend a helping hand when anyone needed help. In conclusion we will say our town suffers a great loss, but we hope our loss is his gain. At 2 o'clock Sunday one of the largest crowds we have ever witnessed at a funeral, was in attendance. The funeral services were conducted by the Odd Fellows, forty-one members being present. The Rev. Mr. Covy of Attica, a brother Odd Fellow, preached the funeral sermon, and the remains were laid to rest in the Rainsville Cemetery, amid sad hearts and weeping eyes. Fully eight hundred people attended the funeral. The reunion of the Canine family was held at the residence of James McCrea, Rainsville, Warren county, Ind., Oct. 8th, 1891, the wife being a member of that family. The family consisted of nine children, three daughters and six sons; one daugher and one son dying in almost infancy and seven yet remain. They were born near Waveland, Montgomery County, Ind., where they remained until manhood and womanhood, then choosing companions, and starting in life, they have been separated to different parts, only meeting occasionally. They have established the plan of having a reunion once a year, commencing with the oldest, that they may meet and look upon each others loved faces, and show to their children and grandchildren, the love that exists between them. They were raised by religious parents, who taught them to know their God, and to love each other with an unchanging love. May this thought for the sake of the parents that have long been laid to rest, ever remain fresh in their minds and may they love each other now, as in childhood days.

Date: 10/22/1891
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003333
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/3/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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