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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN Warren Review- Thursday, June 29, 1893 Edition
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John C. Strain was born Oct. 16, 1869 and died June 17, 1893. Once more the grim monster, death, has visited our community and removed from our midst John C. Strain, a boy just blooming into manhood. His childhood's happy days were spent in Marshfield, and well do the boys and girls of his age remember him at school for he always had a kind good morning for the scholars. The environments of his early life were of the best. No boy had a brighter prospect. He entered life with his escutcheon unblemished, and was happily united to the one he loved, Miss Gertie Stephens. To them was given a beautiful child, but soon that dread monster, consumption, began his increasing growling at his vitals never to relinquish until death released him from his sufferings. All that loving hearts and tender hands of father, mother, sister and wife could do was done-but it was useless. After the impressive funeral service of Bro. Myers of the Presbyterian Church at his home on Monday, June 19, '93, he was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at West Lebanon. Thus is life. Only a few years do we journey here and we come to that bridge called death, which reigns in all the seasons during the year. The autumn, with its fruits provides disorders for us, and the winter's cold turn them into sharp diseases; and the spring brings flowers to strew our hearse and the summer gives green turf and branches to bind upon our graves. When these hands of ours shall be pulseless and cold, and motionless as the grave wherein they must lie, when the damp, dewy vapors shall replace this sensible, warm motion, and death shall spread our couch and weave our shrouds; when the winding sheets shall be our sole vesture, and the close sealed sepulcher our only home. O, thou cold hand of death, unlock for us the pestles of eternal life. Henry Olin, one of our old settlers, died at his residence two miles south of this place Sunday night. He was born in Maryland some seventy years ago. He leaves a widow and six children. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Date: 6/29/1893
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003413
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/18/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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