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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, January 4, 1894 Edition
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Pearl James died at the home of her uncle, Roy Rodburtus, Dec. 26th, and was buried at Bethel with services at the church Dec. 27th. The services were conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer. She was 15 years old. She was a bright, good girl much loved at home and in school. Mrs. Henry Thornburg died at her home in this place Monday afternoon from lung fever. The funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Wilmer, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., after which interment was made in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Thornburg but revently moved from Tennessee, where they have lived in the past ten years. She was a sister of Thad Kiger and Mrs. Seth Compton of this place, and her death, in the prime of life, comes with particular force to her sorrowing home and friends. Calvin Epperson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.E. Yount at 6 o'clock Thursday morning. Interment was at West Point. The subject of this sketch, James B. Rowen, was born in Madison County, in the state of Ohio, on the 18th day of November 1827. He was united in marriage to Mary Catharine DeCamp on the 22nd day of Oct. 1848. He moved to Tippecanoe County, Indiana in March 1853. He resided there about two years and then removed to Pine Village, Warren County, where he has resided ever since, with the exception of three or four short intervals. He worked at the shoemaker's trade for several years. He then went into the mercantile business and by close application to his business he acquired a good amount of property, and was at one time the leading merchant of the town. His desire to assist others was so great that he was induced to enter as surety for large amounts of money, of which he had to pay and thereby lost years of toil and labor, and had to begin anew, after the meridian of life had passed. His character for honesty and integrity was beyond reproach. He was incapable of flattery or deception. About a year ago he had a severe stroke of paralysis from which he never entirely recovered. Some three weeks before his death he took a severe cold, which in his feeble condition, baffled the skill of the physician. He said he was prepared to go. About fourteen years ago, he embraced the Christian religion and was made happy in a Savior's love. His Bible could always be found at his place of business, and often he would be found reading God's word. He was the father of nine children, three sons and six daughters. Three sons and four daughters are still living. The companion of his youth preceded him to the spirit land two weeks and two days. All is silent now. The long night can be passed without watches. The aching head is at rest. Earth forms a softer bed; earth is a gentle mother. He breathed his last about nine minutes of one o'clock on the afternoon of Dec. 30th, 1893. There was wa short funeral service held at the house at 3 p.m., Dec. 31st, 1893,after which the remains were laid by the side of her who had been this companion in life. The bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors.

Date: 1/4/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003439
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/4/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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