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Title: Obituaries Williamsport In. Warren Review- Thursday, January 14,1892 Edition
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James Goodwine was born on the frontier of the state of KEntucky the 19th day of June, A.D., 1812. While James was yet an infant, in the fall of 1812, his parents left Kentucky and emigrating northward, settled in Jackson County, Indiana, not far from the present city of Seymour. Here his parents remained for some four or five years, when they again pushed northward and located in Bartholomew County, near the place where the city of Columbus now stands, at which place they resided until the spring of 1828, when they again caught the emigrant fever and started for the new prairie lands in the northwestern part of the state. The company arrived at Attica, March 6th, 1828, and crossing the Wabash River on the ferry, they came into what was then the newly laid out county of Warren. Mr. Goodwine settled in the edge of the Grand Prairie, in what was then known as Washington Township, but now embraced in Liberty Township, and the old brick house which he built in after years is still standing, about a mile west of the present residence of Isaiah Haupt. Here James resided with his parents, occupying himself with the duties common to the lot of all new settlers until he reached his majority, at which time he had accumulated sufficient means to buy two hundred acres of wild prairie government lands. This was his entire wealth so far as real estate was concerned and of personal property he was the possessor of a horse. Shortly after he was twenty-one,that is, Aug. 15th, 1833, he was married to Sophia Buckles, a neighbor maiden who had experienced the hardships and trials of pioneer life along with himself. Mr. Goodwine, with his new bride, in the same fall after their marriage, settled in a cabin on the same tract of land where his more modern residence now stands. The result of this happy union was twelve children, eight boys and four girls-William H., John, James, Washington, Marion, Horace, Fremont, Mary J., Christina, Indiana and Louise. Six of their children-Wm H., Marion, Horace, Fremont and Christiana and Indiana-are still living, while six have passed to experience the realities of the unknown beyond. Mr. Goodwine was never united with any church society, but was always a liberal supporter of all the churches. In 1874, at the organization of the Warren County Fair association, he was elected its first president, and has been re-elected to the same position ever since. At the age of twenty-one, Mr. Goodwine owned 200 acres of wild prairie land, valued at one thousand dollars, and at the time of his death he was the possessor of nearly thirteen thousand acres of land, which is worth, with the improvements, nearly a half a million dollars. His personal property valuation was very large, and he paid nearly one third more tax than any other man in the county. Some four weeks ago he went out to Jordan Township to look after his stock interests, and not getting his business concluded, decided to stay all night. About two o'clock he awoke violently ill, and although at times afterwards feeling quite comfortable, was never able to get out of bed again. Christmas Day he was moved to his residence, just west, where he died on the early morning of the 3rd of January, aged 79 years, 6 months and 15 days. The funeral services took place from the residence last Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock, the body having lain in state for an hour previous. The last rites of the dead were under the direction of Rev. T. S. Guthrie, formerly pastor of the Universalist Church at this place. the interment took place in the West Lebanon Cemetery; the mortal remains being laid to rest by the side of his devoted wife and companion, with whom he had lived for more than fifty years. Sweetly Resting. Walker, the infant of C.P. and Anna Brown, died at their home in Marshfield, Jan. 6, 1892 of congestion of the brain, contracted by whooping cough. Little Walker was born August 8, 1890, and was therefore one year, four months and twenty-eight days old. The funeral services were conducted by Elder Faunce on Thursday from the Christian Church in Marshfield, after which interment took place in the Walnut Corner Cemetery. The little one who so entwined himself about the hearts of his parents and friends with his caresses and smiles, at his Master's call has gone unto everlasting happiness and joy, having filled his mission, quickly in life, and as lovingly and smilingly awaits their coming. Sad hearts are left behind, but a joy unperishable awaits the future reuniting of little Walker, who is unspeakably happy. About fours weeks ago, death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hutts and took from them little Dealie, daughter, seven years of age. Last Saturday night the death angel came and took from them their baby, Galdy, one, which they had learned to love. Henry Jacobs, and old and former citizen of this place, died at his residence in Fowler, Benton County, Indiana, on Friday of last week, his death being the result of la grippe. For several years, Mr. Jacobs was engaged in the mercantile business in Rainsville. This was during the period of this town's greatest prosperity. He was a successful businessman, and accumulated considerable of wealth. When the prospect of railroads on all sides of the town became imminent, he anticipated a decline in the mercantile business at this place, and at once disposed of his property and moved to Oxford, and when the courthouse was located in Fowler, he moved there and remained in that place until death. The remains were interred in the Rainsville Cemetery last Sunday at two o'clock p.m. Gone To Rest. Rev. Colbrath Hall, was born in the state of New York, Jan. 20th, 1806, and died at his home in West Lebanon, Indiana after a brief illness of malignant erysipelas, Dec. 20th, 1891, aged near eighty-seven years. This elect man joined the Methodist Church in the state of Ohio more than sixty years ago, and was a local preacher for nearly sixty years. He came to this county in the fall of 1838. He represented this county in the State Legislature five terms. He was twice married, and leaves five children; one son, a physician; one, a preacher, a member of the Northwestern Conference. He has married more couples and attended more funerals, than any minister in this part of the state. He was widely known and very greatly respected. A good man has gone from us.

Date: 1/14/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003342
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/3/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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