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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, February 8, 1894 Edition
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The infant of Frank R. Baxter and wife died at the home of Mrs. Baxter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Mathis in this place about 10p.m. Saturday. They had come to this place for a short visit and the little one taking sick, died. The burial services took place Monday. The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Harts, was buried Tuesday. The babe died very suddenly Sunday and is supposed to have smothered, being too closey wrapped. Mother-sacred name-none on earth sweeter. It is the favorite of childhood. Mother is appealed to on every occasion. Mother is ever our best friend. To whom did we go with our little troubles and always return consoled? To whom did we refer each little dispute and always return with a better feeling towards our opponent? To whom did we appeal for help in the hour of suffering? Always to mother becuase we knew she loved us. We know that she had kept the lovely vigils during long spells of sickness never willing to relinquish her task beside the sufferer's bedside. No amount of toil was shunned if thereby aught could be added to our comfort. All the way from infancy to manhood and womanhood has she watched and counseled us, and to her wise counsel and advise we owe our present advancement. These thoughts were suggested by the loss of one of those mothers whose moral, religious and social worth is not excelled by any. I refer to Mrs. Phoebe A. Marlatt, wife of John Marlatt, of this county. Her Maiden name was Phoebe Ann Shields. She was born in Fountain County, September 30th, 1834, and was united in marriage to John Marlatt, September 4th, 1862. In 1871, Mr. Marlatt purchased a farm in Warren County, where they have lived ever since. To them were born four children-two sons and two daughters- the youngest son preceded his mother to the great beyond, the other remains at home to help cheer the sorrowing husband. One of the daughters is Mrs. Edgar Anderson of Tippecanoe County and the others is Mrs. Tillman Owens of this county. She had united with the Presbyterian Church in early life, remaining faithful until called to her reward. Religion with her was something to be and to do. Always endeavoring to make those about her happy. She had the respect and love of all who knew her. A true and loving wife and mother, a friend to the friendless and one of the best of neighbors. The happy home is bereft of its light and joy and the sorrowing family would be disonsolate but that they knew that she is basking upon the shores of immortal bliss there awaiting the coming of her loved ones. Mrs. Marlatt has been troubled with heart disease for some time, and has been quite poorly since her return in August, last, from the fair at Chicago. She was able to be up and even on the morning of her death, she was about her house duties. She passed away on January 26th, 1894, at the age of 59 years, 3 months and 26 days. The funeral took place at the family residence on Sunday the 28th conducted by Rev. William Wilmer, after which the sorrowing family, relatives and friends followed the remains to Beulah Cemetery, 4 1/2 miles southeast of Attica, where they were laid to rest. James Long of Covington, aged about sixty and an old soldier, committed suicide in his office early Tuesday morning by shooting himself in the right temple, death resulting in about an hour. He left a note to his wife and daughter, stating he took his life becuase the public condemned of an official act, which he had performed, with the approval of his conscience. So far as known, no one has ever criticized his official acts. The blow is a sad one to his many friends.

Date: 2/8/1894
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003441
Type: Marriage
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/4/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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