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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, July 21, 1892 Edition
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Another Tragic End. This community was shocked Saturday evening to learn that Mrs. Brier, wife of the late Samuel Brier of Fountain County, had been instantly killed and her daughter, Mrs. Brown, had been seriously injured by a collision with an engine while crossing the tracks of the Chicago & Indiana coal Road at the JOnes crossing, one mile south of Rob Roy about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. It is stated that the two in a buggy attempted to drive over the tracks and the horse become unruly and stopped so that a coming engine struck them, instantly killing Mrs. Brier, who was quite an old lady and well known and related in this county, completely crushing in her skull and otherwise injuring her, and so badly injuring Mrs. Brown that one of her limbs had to be amputated at the knee. The family is a most estimable one, Mrs. Brier being the mother of the late B. B. Brier, the young Presbyterian missionary to Africa whose death in the dark continent, was recorded a little over a year ago. Mr. Brier, bowed down with grief at the death of his son, died last fall, and it is said that the mother whose life went out under such sad circumstances last Saturday has been heart broken under her losses. The funeral services were held from the home near where the accident occurred Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Brown, it is thought, will recover. Obituary. Jacob Wiles was born May 13th, 1852, and departed this life at 2:10 o'clock Tuesday, July 5th, 1892. He was born in Kosciusko County and has been in Indiana all his life. When a child his father moved to Warren County, locating near Marshfield, from which time on he has been a citizen of Warren County. He was united in marriage January 1st, 1879, and was the father of nine children-three boys and six girls-three of which are left to mourn his death-Samuel, Lizzie and a small baby. Jake was a good husband, and affectionate father, and well liked by all who knew him. Deceased was afflicted with consumption and after a long and severe spell of suffering, he died in peace.

Date: 7/21/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003376
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/14/2014
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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