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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, June 22, 1893 Edition
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County Coroner, W. U. Yeagy, was summoned to Attica Monday evening about 9 o'clock to hold an inquest over the body of a young man by the name of A. D. Wade, who had been drowned about 7:30 p.m., and in company with a Review representative immediately left for the scene. Upon arriving at Attica the body had been removed to the residence of Mrs. C. L. Limbrick on Main Street, where the young man had boarded, he having been a teacher in the Attica schools, and was during vacation, engaged with Prof. Mullinex in conducting a Normal, where it was viewed by the Coroner, when it was decided to hold the inquest at 8 a.m. the following day, which was done. The following is the testimony taken, each gentleman being duly sworn. Case Arnold: "I live in Attica, Indiana; last sad A. D. Wade alive about 7:30 p.m., June 19, '93, passing my house going towards the river with three other young men. I next saw him when I made my dive for him, lying at the bottom of the river on his side, in a cramped position, with his face upstream. There were no signs of life when i brought him to the surface. It seemed to me i went down about 25 to 30 feet. About 30 feet I think. Efforts were made to restore him to life, without effect. Dr. Rupert arrived in a few minutes and after an examination, stated that there were no signs of life, pulse being entirely gone. I believe he went into the river for the purpose of bathing." Joseph beard: "Live in Attica, Indiana. I last saw A. D. Wade alive as he was walking in company with three other boys across the railroad bridge. Saw his body when Case Arnold brought it to the surface, after recovering it. I believe Wade went into the river to bathe. Dr. Rupert was called to restore life if possible." Dr. A. M. Rupert: "I last say A. D. Wade alive at about 8 p.m., June 16,'93 at K of P lodge. I next saw Mr. Wade's body on the opposite bank of the river about 7:30 p.m., June 19,'93, when i examined it and found no signs of life existing. Think he went into the water for purpose of bathing. the indications were that death was caused by drowning." W. N. Limbrick: "I live in Attica, Indiana. I last saw A. D. Wade alive about 7:20 p.m., Monday eveing, disappearing in the river between the west bank and the pier of the railraod bridge, and he was evidently trying to save himself. There were two other gentlemen present; one of them was Mana Ettinger, the other I cannot name. I next saw his body when it was brought to the Attica side of the river in a boat, I having gone, when I knew he was drowning, for help. Case Arnold is the gentleman sent to recover the body; was told that Dr. Rupert was present to examine the body, and am satisfied he was there. Wade went into the river to bathe. The remains were taken to the house of my mother - Mrs. Carrie L. Limbrick on Main Street, where Mr. Wade boarded." Coroner's Verdict: In accordance with the above evidence, I find the body over which i was called to hold an inquest Monday evening, June 19th, 1893, was that of Adolphus D. Wade, aged 23 years. He came to his death by accidental drowning while bathing in the Wabash River at the point where body was recovered, between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m., June 19, 1893. James W. Davis was born in Westmoreland County, Maryland, July 20th 1860, and came to Warren County with his parents, Charles and Mary Davis who survive him, in 1863 remaining here until his death, which occurred June 6th 1893. He was the first of that family to enter the silent city of dead. dec. 25th, 1889, he was united in marriage to Ettie L. Judy who with two little ones, a boy 9 and a girl 5 years of age, are left to mourn over the broken ties, which can never be united on earth. Mr. Davis had only a fair common school education but was naturally a good calculator and could figure correctly any business he undertook and the results of his calculation and counting were always so well proven that the figures could never be changed. He spent the greater part of the past five years looking after collections and doing business for a horse and mule market. His business brought him in contact with all kinds of people and in all kinds of circumstances. He always made friends of those he met though he found them unable to meet their payments and his returned written reports of real conditions of customers were almost invairalby correct. His appearance enalbe him to judge very correctly of the men he met, and once a face was seen and name heard, they were seldom forgotten. He bent his energies to his work with such good will and untiring effort and being extremely careful, there could be but one result, success in whatever he undertook. He said to a friend a few days before he died that he had learned more in the last two years than any like time in his life. He has just begun to see the proof that he was a success and to feel that confindence in himself and his own efforts that make men enjoy life most, and no time in his life did life seem more worth living for than in the last few months. He had by close attention to business, just now a home, was practically out of debt and fully realized that he had just secured that which is most dear to him here, when he was called to the other home eternal. Death is always sad, but it seems so much more so when it selects one young and with so many bright prospects for a happy successful life so useful to so many in the way of none. And we find it hard, very hard, to find in our selfish minds a willingness to yeild to our loss. Nothing can take away the deep sting of grief; only time with its care and duties can soften; only kind friends can turn our mind from our loss. Though he was a success for himself, he was felt to be a loss to everyone who knew him. Who ever began to know him began to be his friend, though not brilliant, he was quiet, honest, determined, energetic, careful and sure. He had the substantail qualities almost without a fault. His loss is felt by those who knew him best. He died as he had lived believing he would not get well from the begining of his sickness. Through all his sufferings, he was so patient and thoughtful for those who waited on him, perfectly conscious and had a kind word for everyone that came to see him. Taking his friends by the hands telling them he had to go. Fifteen minutes before he died, he said he was dying. He left nothing undone that he could do. Made a will. Spoke of all the little details of his business, asking about the crops on the farm of which he was learning to be so proud, but said he was ready to go if it was his time. He had no fear of death and he believed that God would take care of the life he had given according to hs ways of doing every thing for the best and when asked said emphatically that he was not afraid to go.

Date: 6/22/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003417
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/18/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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