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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, April 27, 1893 Edition
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Death By Slipping Upon a Banana Peel. Last Monday afternoon, one week ago, Abraham Marlatte, who resided about three and one half miles northwest of this place and who was one of the substantial farmers of the county and was well known in this and Fountain County where he lived for several years prior to coming to this county, was in Pat Sexton's place in West Lebanon, where he frequently stopped to chat with the boys when in town. Mr. Sexton had a number of beer cases setting along the south wall of his saloon and Mr. Marlatte upon turning to leave the place, stepped upon a banana peel, which had been thrown upon the floor and slipped. In falling he struck upon the corner of one of these cases with his left side and was so badly injured that he had to be taken to Webb Reed's Hotel near by. Upon examination the doctor thought the wound would not prove serious but Mr. Marlatte being over 76 years old grew worse rapidly and died at 5:30 Thursday morning following from the injuries, which were internal. His death so sudden and unexpected was a shock not only to his family and the large circle of relatives, but to the entire community. Mr. Marlatte was a brother of Benjamin Marlatte of Fountain County and was highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Wilmer were held at the family residence at 9 a.m. last Saturday after which interment took place at beulah cemetery in Fountain county. The bereaved family has the sympathy of our entire people in this their sad loss. Sudden Death. Mrs. Mary Menefee, wife of E.R. Menefee of State Line, Ind., was found dead in her bed at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. She was buried Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian Church, Rev. J. C. Myers officiating. Mrs. Menefee's death is thought to have resulted from congestion of the bowels. On Friday afternoon, Mrs. Menefee was in Covington and apparently in the best of health. In the evening she returned home and took a dose of morphine to alleviate some pains. Soon afterwards, she retired and nothing more was known 'till she was found dead Saturday morning. It is conjectured that the woman arose in the night and took a second dose of morphine. This is thought to have caused her death. Mrs. Menefee slept with her daughter, Mary, and was discovered by her daughter Lizzie who went to awaken her. She was 48 years of age and leaves a husband, a son and three daughters to mourn her death. A Shocking Death. A heartending accident occurred at the home of Caleb Ross, living a mile east of Catlin, Parke County, Saturday morning, resulting in the death of his 3 year old daughter. The children had a swing made of binder twince attached to a windmill, which stands near the house. It hung high for the little one, so that by standing on the platform she could just get her chin over it. While the father and mother were in the orchard, and the hired girl busy in the kitchen, the child went to the swing, placed her head in it, and by some means stepped off the platform and hung herself. When discovered a short time afterward, she was dead, the string being wound tightly about her neck. The grief of the parents may be imagined but not described, as the child was of an unusually lovely and sweet disposition.

Date: 4/27/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003406
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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