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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, December 14, 1893 Edition
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One week ago last night, Edward Rudesal shot and killed Michael Horan, after a short quarrel and scuffle at the Commercial Hotel in Lafayette. Both were employed on the Monon Railroad, Rudesal as conductor and Horan as brakeman. Horan lived but ten minutes after being shot, the ball severing the large vessel just over the heart. Rudesal was at once arrested and claims he did it in self-defense. No weapon was found on Horan's person. The murder seems to have been a most cold blooded one. The family of Fremont Messmore has the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their babe, which departed this life Tuesday night from inflammation of the stomach. Funeral services were held at the family residence Thursday, after which interment took place at the Lebanon Cemetery. Its age was not quite a year. Harvey Pate and Frank Stiers, the youthful murderers of Henry Helmick, which deed was committed August 25, 1893, were led to the scaffold in the Danville jail last Friday and the drop fell at 1:02 p.m. Life was pronounced extinct at 1:20 and their bodies were placed in the pine caskets awaiting to receive them, and turned over to their friends, that of Stiers to his father and mother of the city, and that of Pate to his relatives in Danville, Ill. At the respective homes of each, the funerals were held on Sunday. Both young men expressed sorrow for the crime they had committed, imploring the forgiveness of the murdered man's friends and warned other young men from the paths they had taken, saving that the reading of the dime novel and the frequenting of saloons lead them first into the way. Both professed religion and implored God's forgiveness, wishing for the hour to come since their punishment was just. The fate of these four young men, two of whom have met death and two are serving a life sentence, which is worse, should be a lesson to others. (*Earlier articles give the name of Frank Starr, instead of Stiers) Lula Elsie Messmore, daughter of Fremont Messmore and lady, died Dec. 6, 1893. After the funeral services on the following day at the home of the parents-Rev. J. B. Hull officiating-the remains were intered in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Little Elsie's short life of nine months and twenty three days made her so dear to father, mother, brothers and sisters, but she has gone to live with God and the angels. The bloom has faded within a year as a token to the living.

Date: 12/14/1893
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003434
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/25/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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