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Title: Obituaries Williamsport In. Warren Review- Thursday, March 31, 1892 Edition
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Mary E. Ogburn, wife of Henry Keister, died from satarrh of the stomach at her late residence in this place, March 26, 1892, aged 27 years, 2 months and 27 days. Mrs. Keister was the daughter of Samuel and Eliza Ann Ogburn and s born near Pine Village, this county, January 6th, 1865, where she lived with her parents until September 23rd, 1880, when she was united in marriage to Mr. Keister. From this union four children, three girls and on boy were born, the boy and one girl having preceded the mother to the spirit land. She was a kind and affectionate wife and mother, and always willing to sacrifice her own pleasure and comfort, if need be, for that of her family and friends. She became a member of the Methodist Church in this place in 1889, from which church she transferred her membership to the German Baptist Church about a year ago, and was baptized in that faith and lived a most exemplary Christian life to the time of her death. Through all her extreme suffering of twelve weeks, her faith never wavered and her Christian counsel and experince was a constant feast to her own soul and a guide to her loved ones left behind. The funeral services were held from the German Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Bellhammer, after which interment was made in the West Lebanon Cemetery. The bereaved husband and children, together with the large circle of relatives have the sympathies of our entire people in their sad bereavement. Miss Nora Lewis died at her home at Walnut Grove, Ind., March 25th, 1892 from catarrh and lung trouble after an illness of nearly one year, aged 18 years, 3 months, and 24 days. In the dawning of her happy young life, she has been called away. She withered slowly; it was like the fading away of one of those flowers that we loved in childhood-gradually, yet perceptibly. Not blasted at once like a blossom broken from the bough but calmly and gentle as the leaf fades under the ceaseless march of time. Thus fades our beloved. Why she was called, we cannot say. We only know that God in his infinite wisdom saw fit to take her to himself, and it is our duty to be reconciled to His will, knowing that, although His ways are mysterious, they are just and right. May God bless the sorrowing ones- the father, brothers and sister. The mother had crossed the river only a few weeks ago, and may this sad bereavement work out for them a great good. May it bring to them a steadfast faith in God who rules and directs all things, and instilll in their minds a lively hope of meeting their dear ones in a world of never ending happiness far away beyond the limits of this life of eternal joys and sorrows. Deceased was a member of the Methodist CHurch, being converted two years ago, and has since lived a Christian's life and died in that faith, ahving expressed herself as not being afraid to die. The remains werelan to rest in the Green Hill Cemetery beside that of her mother's, Sunday, March 27th, 1892 Mrs. Catharine Etnire, aged 89 years, died from general debility at her home in this place at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. The funeral services under the directions of teh Rev. Wilmer were held from the late residence today at 2 p.m., intermnt being made in Hillside Cemetery. A brief sketch of her life will be given next week.

Date: 3/31/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003351
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/17/2013
Entered By: Chris Brown

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