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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 31, 1893 Edition
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Little Otto D. Judy, daughter of J. B. and Cora Judy of Liberty who was born January 1, 1892, died at the home of her parents August 20, 1893. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, following conducted by the Rev. Myers. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. James Kenyon was buried by a sand bank caving in on him, northeast of Fowler last Thursday. Life was extinct when the body was taken out a few minutes later. Danville, Ill., Aug. 30- The cold-blooded murder of Henry J. Helmick, an old and esteemed citizen of Vermilion County, Friday night by four highwaymen, has produced great excitement here. The murdered man, wife and two sons, attended services at Pilot Chapel, a country church a few miles from Danville. Helmick and his wife started home in their buggy and a short distance from their residence they noticed four men standing in the road, two on each side. Helmick drove between them and as he did, two of the men grabbed the horses by the bridles and stopped them, while the others started to get into the carriage at the same time, ordering Helmick to throw up his hands. The latter gave a sharp crack with the whip, causing them to plunge forward and break loose from the men that were holding them and at the same time throwing the other two from the buggy steps. Drawing their pistols the highwaymen began to fire at the disappearing carriage. One of the bullets struck Mr. Helmick in the head and killed him instantly. The other narrowly missed his wife. The assailants escaped, but a boy 17 years old, by the name of Charles Harris, was arrested on suspicion and turned loose after being questioned, but later turned state evidence giving up the whole affair and naming Harry Pate, aged 21, who did the shooting. Frank Starr, aged 20, and Elias McJunkins, aged 18, as the other three participants in the affair. All were arrested and jailed. Public sentiment runs high and Pate may yet be lynched. It is hoped that cooler heads will prevail. Mrs. Ella Bowman, wife of John W. Bowman, died three miles west of Bakersfield in California at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 1893 of neuralgia, age about thirty-five. Mrs. Bowman was first married to Wm Vincell, with whom she lived until his death, a period of about ten years. In August 1887, she was married to John W. Bowman, with whom she ilved devotedly until the hour of death. She leaves one child by her first husband, Miss Clara Vincell, aged fifteen. On moving to bakersfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bowman united with the M. E. Church, having taken letters from that body in Williamsport, Ind., their former home. We have known Ella for years, and can freely say she was devoted wife, a good mother, a humble Christian, and we are perfectly sure has passed beyond the time of suffering and of sorrow. Mr. Bowman has laid away three wives. One in Missouri, one in Indiana, and one in far off California. We only voice the sentiment of the whole community when we say he has the respect and tenderest sympathy in all his recent care, loss, and sorrow. The funeral as preached at the house at 10 o'clock a.m., Aug. 16th, and the patient sufferer buried in the cemetery at Bakersfield at noon.

Date: 8/31/1893
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003422
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/25/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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