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Title: Obituaries williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, November 9,1893 Edition
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The Oswego, N. Y., Palladium of Monday, commenting upon the death of Pettit, says: "His body arrived here today and is at Dain's undertaking rooms. It was the dying wish of Petit that his body be buried beside that of his wife at West Monroe. The friends of Mrs. Petit were notified, but they refused to receive the body of the man who had killed the woman he had promised to love and cherish , so the remains will be buried here." This extract is a simple statement of the facts in the case. Mrs. Baker, Petit's aunt, upon receipt of Warden French's telegram announcing his death and request to be buried beside his dead wife, wired the warden to send on the remains, and addressed Mrs. Sheilds a note informing her of the facts and of the request. Mrs. Sheild's answer was a preemptory refusal to permit it; so the remains were held at Oswego and buried in the cemetery there beside those of his father and there they rest. Petit's mother, his only near relative, has lost her reason in consequence of his trouble and is living helpless, but harmless, maniac with Mrs.Baker. She does not know that her son is dead and the family is keeping the knowledge from her, apprending that it would but hasten the end. Garnett Clawson aged 68 years, and a brother-in-law of P. W. Lewis of this place, an old and respected citizen of Warren Township, dropped dead from paralysis while husking corn near his home last monday, one week ago. The funeral services were held Tuesday from the residence. John Burgeson, living west of this place, died from typhoid fever early Saturday morning. The burial services were held Sunday with interment being made at Riverside Cemetery. William Synder, aged 24 years, died from consumption at the home of his father in Liberty Township last Tuesday. The remains were shipped Wednesday evening to Williamsburg, Ohio, the family's old home, for interment. The four youthful murderers of famer Henry Helmick were sentenced at Danville, Ill., by Judge Brookwalter last monday. Pate and Starr are to hang at Danville at 1 p.m., December 8th, while Smoot and McJunkin go to penitentiary for life.

Date: 11/9/1893
Origin: warren review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003430
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/25/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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