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Title: Obituaries Williamsport IN. Warren Review - Thursday, January 26, 1893 Edition
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Elias Thompson, about 72 years old, and father of W. H. Thompson of Hedrick and of J. B. Thompson of Attica, left West Lebanon by the Sunday afternoon train, Jan. 15th for Attica, to stop for a time with his son. Upon leaving the rain, he seems to have become bewildered, and instead of going to his son's, in some way he reached Inpendence, where he spent the night. It seems hat his sons were unconscious of his movements, each thinking that he was at the home of the other. Upon the discovery that he was lost, search was immediately instituted for him, resulting in the discovery that he had been in Independence and was therefor wandering about of frozen to death, as it had been intesely cold. The search was kept up to no avail, traces however, being found of him in Attica on Monday and at West Point on Tuesday. Sunday morning, Jan. 22nd, the little son of John Marr, living three miles south of Attica, found a cap in the stockfield, which has since proven to have been the one worn by Mr. Thompson. On Monday eveing when this same boy was in search of his cows, he discovered the body of a man covered with snow, in the same field and upon investigation it proved to be the body of Mr. Thompson, cold in death. The indications are that he had previous to Friday, as the snow, which covered his body fell Friday and Friday nights. The circumstances surrounding his death make it a particular sad one and his grief stricken children and relation have the sympathies of our entire people. The funeral services took place yesterday after which interment took place near Hedrick. John H. Hickman, well known in this place, died at the old home place in Warren Township, of consumption Monday. The funeral services were held at Bethel at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, were interment was made.

Date: 1/26/1893
Origin: Warren Reviews extracted from micro film
Author: Sharen Roberts
Record ID: 00003394
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/21/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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