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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, January 21, 1892 Edition
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Obituary. Walter Wattles, son of Basil and Sarah Wattles, was born June 27th, 1871, died Jan. 14th, 1892. His disease was typhoid fever. He was an amiable obedient son and brother. He had just reached the age of of manhood and was well respected by all who knew him; was dearly loved by all the family, which miss him very much. But God's will must be done, and what a blessing indeed if we can be resigned to it. He has left this world of sorrow and has gone to meet a dear mother and other friends that have passed on before. How sweet to think that when the toils of life are ended, and the ties that bind us to this earth are severed, we shall meet with loved ones again. Then let us weep not, but say, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed by Thy name." His remains were taken to the Rainsville Church, where Mr. McKinzie, pastor of the M. E. Church of Boswell, preached an able discourse to the bereaved family, after which the body was conveyed to the family cemetery,known as the Gray Burial Grownds and laid to rest in that last long sleep, where there is sweet peace. The family has the sympathy of their many friends. Rests After 83 1/2 Years. Mrs. Mary Ann Bowlus, wife of the late Daniel Bowlus, died at her home near this place Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 1892, after a short illness with la grippe. Grandmother Bowlus, as she was familiarly known in this neighborhood, was born July 22nd, 1808 in Maryland and was therefore at her death eighty-three years, five months and eighteen days old. Up to the age of maturity she lived in her native county of Fredrick, Md., and in 1824 was united in marriage to Daniel Bowlus, and the two, up to his recent death, were permitted to share life's joys together. Both climbed the hill of life together, reaped earth's full enjoyment to its summit and were permitted to make the descent almost entirely together. To them were born eight children: four of whom, one girl and three boys, still survive and four were at the brink on the further shore to welcome the mother home. Those living are Edward Bowlus of Kansas, Lewis of Walla Walla, Washington, and Daniel Bowlus and Mrs. S. F. French both of whom reside in this vicinity. In 1844 Mr. and Mrs. Bowlus emigrated to this state from Maryland, bringing their family with them and settled in this township, where they have since resided and where their children and grandchildren, many of them have grown up, they being permitted to enjoy what many parents are not, the presence of even their great grandchildren about them. In her girlhood, Mrs. Bowlus became a member of the Lutheran Church and was a faithful member of the same until they removed to this county, where there being no society of the above denomination, she became a member of the M. E. Church of which she ever lived a consistent member. The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J. A. Patterson, pastor of the M. E. Church in this place were held from the family residence at 2 p.m., the following Tuesday after which interment was made in the family lot beside her husband in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Thus is closed the volume which records the life deeds of another of Warren County's pioneers; but what good Grandmother Bowlus has done, will live forever in the hearts she leaves behind, and has so often gladdened. The end of the good is peace. Death of Andrew J. Patton. Andrew J. Patton, one of the prominent residents of Perry Township, died Tuesday evening at 6:20 o'clock at his home near Monitor. Mr. Patton was born in Floyd County, Ky., March 10, 1816. The family came to Indiana in 1819, locating in Orange County, where Mr. Patton's father died the following year. His mother remarried and in 1826 the family moved to Montgomery County, removing to this county in 1827. In 1838 the family went to Arkansas and then to Missouri. In 1845 the family returned to this county. The deceased was married to Miss Mary Girrard, a native of Perry Township, Dec. 28, 1849. In 1856, Mr. Patton moved to Iowa and purchased land in Jones County, but returned to Perry Township, where he purchased a fine farm. Mr. and Mrs. Parron were the parents of the following children, all of whom survive: Alfred Patton of Frankfort, Wallace, Charles and Edgar Patton, who reside in Perry Township; Mrs. D. M. Payne of Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. Albert Statton of Warren County; Mrs. Lillian Futz of Carroll County and Mrs. Ada Davis of Tippecanoe County. Mr. Patton was a Republican in politics, and served for some time as justice of the peace. He was an industrious gentleman, a prosperous farmer and an honored citizen. As one of the prominent men of his community, his demise has caused much regret and is regarded as a serious loss. The funeral will occur today and the services will be conducted by Rev. T. B. Luster. -Lafayette Journal (Jan. 14) Mrs. Margaret Berry, an old and respected inhabitant of our town, died early last Thursday morning from congestion of the lungs. She was a woman that will be sadly missed, because she was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress. Seven children still survive her. The M. E. minister of the State Line circuit preached the funeral sermon, after which the remains were interred in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Richard Wheeler, an old resident of Green Hill, died at his home in the above place last Monday and the funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Goodwine of the U. B. Church, from the residence, after which interment was made in the Armstrong Cemetery. Mr. Wheeler was eighty-two years old and had been blind, therefore almost helpless for more than ten years. He leaves a large circle of friends and two grown daughters to mourn his loss

Date: 1/21/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003346
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/10/2013
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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