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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, February 16, 1893 Edition
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Henry Held, an old citizen and businessman died at his home in this place from blood poison, caused by a bruise on the leg, at eleven o'clock Sunday night. He was considered dangerous only a couple of days before, although he had been confined to his residence from rheumatism the past two weeks. The funeral services, held under the auspices of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. fraternities were held from the family residence at 2 p.m., Tuesday, after which interment took place in Hillside Cemetery. In this unexpected and sad sorrow, the community deeply sympathizes with the bereaved family. Alexander Church, an old pioneer of Vermillion County, died at his home near Catlin, Ill., Feb 7th, at the age of 90 years. Obituary. Bessie, infant daughter of William and Ella May, died of consumption, January 26th, 1893, aged 3 years, 2 months and 29 days. The beautiful bud is nipped from the parent stem in the springtime of its existence, but it has been transplanted to a miler clime, where the rough blasts and chilling storms of mortality cannot harm, and where watered by the soft dews of divine love, its tiny leaves will expand and bloom with unfading luster. Much has been said and written about the deaths of infants, but whenwe see so much of wickedness in the world, so much of sin and blight, so much sorrow to face and so many hardships to endure, can we wonder that the Lord of Paradise loves to transplant to a fairer clime these frail buds of earth, there to have a beautiful and unfading development? The eldest and the babe of the family are once more reunited, not as of old, but sweetly pillowed on the bosom of a kind and loving Savior, who has said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." She leaves parents, three brothers and one sister to mourn her loss. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the community. The remains were taken to the Martindale cemetery for interment. Ben Ball, living near Waynetown, died last Sunday evening, after three hours' illness from what was apparently the headache. Dr. Hamilton of Waynetown, who was called, states taht his suffering was so great that the brain was congested. Mrs. Jerusha Black died at Oakwood, Ill., Saturday last, at the age of 99 years. She was the mother of twenty-eight children and nineteen of them are living. Her husband, Samuel Black, was a soldier in the War of 1812, and seven of her soons were soldiers in the late war, one being killed. They moved to Cole County in 1829. The public is promised a real sensation and perhaps a murdr case in the shooting last Saturday morning of James Payne, the Fowler druggist. The shooting was done about 3 o'clock in the morning and was at first supposed to have been done by a burglar, but there being no evidence of robbery or such an attempt, suspicion was aroused and upon investigation by Mr. Payne's relatives, circumstances developed, now go far toward showing that his wife did the shooting. The shot was fired so close to his body that the powder burned his nightclothes, the ball entering his left breast, just over the heart, and is supposed to have lodged in the lung. Owing to its location, the exact course of the ball could not be traced. Mrs. Payne slept with a 12-year-old daughter in the same apartment as her husband, but says she heard no shot fired. She appeared indifferent and discontinued any search for the weapon, which was afterwards found in a vault of the outhouse, rolled in a bundle of paper, and with one chamber empty. This roll of papers, Mr. Payne says in his ante-mortem statement, was taken there by his wife Saturday morning. The evidence, all around, is very damaging to Mrs. Payne, who has been arrested and bound over in the sum of $5,000 and placed in jail. The probablities are that other parties will be implicated. Mrs. Payne is the daughter of Thomas R. Worthington, and was born and raised in Lafayette. Mrs. Mary Botterif died at her home in Liberty Township last Friday morning at 2 o'clock from heart failure very suddenly and without being previously ill. The funeral services were held at Carbondale Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Wilmer, after which interment took place in Riverside Cemetery, near Attica. E. S. Walker of West Lebanon, died the 8th inst., from hemorrhage of the lungs in southern Florida whither he had gone for his health.

Date: 2/16/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003397
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/28/2014
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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