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Title: Obituaries Williamsport IN. Warren Review - Thursday, October 6, 1892 Edition
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The subject of this sketch, Alton J. Spencer, was born Jan. 6th, 1857, and when he died, he was 35 years, 8 months and 11 days old. His death was the result of la grippe, which he has last winter and terminated in what the doctor called stomach trouble, but in plainer words it was genuine consumption, a disease of which his father and mother both died. He was born in Warren County, Ind., and lived all his life in the same county except one year that he was in Kansas with his mother, after his father died, and from last spring up to his death, he lived in Benton County. He leaves a wife and little boy seven years old to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. he has one sister, Mrs. Jennie Ruth and four half sisters and on half brother, P. K, Spencer, now a reisdent of Washington. His death was expected and was no surprise when it came. He was confined to his bed only two days and knew everything to the last and ate his breakfast only about twenty minutes before he died; he knew he was going to die and seemed to be willing to go and when the summons came he passed quietly into the world beyond. Alton was a man with friends wherever he was known, he was of a disposition never to make any enemies and was liked by all that knew him; he would do anything in his power to accommadate any and everybody that came to him. He died Sept. 17th, 1892 and was buried on the 19th, interment took place at Carbondale by the side of his children the preceded him.

Date: 10/6/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from micro film
Author: Sharen Roberts
Record ID: 00003383
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/21/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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