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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, January 12, 1893 Edition
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One by one the trees of the forest, which have stood the storms and sunshine of ages, decay and fall away or are harvested by the woodman's axe, while others spring up to occupy their places, and , at least, partially fill their nook in the great opened forest. But the beauty and symmetry of no two trees are ever just the same; hence the place of the fallen great forest tree is never fully taken. So with humanity around us, so far as this life, is no farther, is concerned; one by one we drop away out of life, many in youth, many in the prime of life and many at a ripe old age, all laid low by the great axe of death and not unlike the forest tree, our places are never quite filled, nor is our likeness or nature quiet found in another. Thus we live in hearts we have left behind, which is not to die, not forgotten, to be missed; and this in proportion to the life influence we have exerted upon those around us. Uncle Levi Moore, whose life and death we commemorate at this hour and in there lines, was like one of these great oaks of the forest, having withstood alike the tempests and sunshine of life, many and grown to the full stature of manhood in years and in Christian life, before the hour of separation came. He was born near Portsmouth, Ohio, December 1st, 1817, where he lived with his parents until 1830, when they moved to Muncie, Ind., where eight years later, he joined the M. E. Church, being soundly converted a faithful member of which he ever remained. Upon October the 4th, 1838, he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Wilson, who has been permitted to walk throughout life with him, a constant companion, and who is left to mourn for a most loving and true husband. To them were born six children, three boys of which still survive and three were upon the other side to welcome the father's coming which took place January 5th, 1893, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, and five days at his quiet home in this place. Death was a result of Bright's disease, and his dissolution came sure and suddenly, but he was fully prepared. In 1844 Mr. Moore and family came from Muncie to Warren County, settling near Walnut Grove, where he remained several years, when he moved to this place, engaging in the general merchandise business, in which he was mostly engaged as long as he was in active business life. Both in business and out, his life has been an open book before our people, and he died as he had lived, a happy, joyous Christian. The fruits of his Christian life and example can but be garnered in eternity, for his rich Christian experiences and kind words have often sounded, full and strong, as an incentive to better deeds, and a better life, while we were far from friends and home, in a foreign land, and shall ever be remembered by us and will aid us on our way. The funeral ceremonies, conducted by the Rev. Eli Myers, assisted by the Rev. Wilmer, were held from the family residence Saturday, Jan. 7th, at 10:30, after which interment was in Hillside Cemetery.

Date: 1/12/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003393
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/21/2014
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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