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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 5, 1894 Edition
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Uncle Thomas Odle, one among the oldest citizens of the county, died at the home of his daughter in this place Tuesday morning from general debility. The funeral services conducted by Rev. Eli Myers were conducted from the M. E. Church in Pine Village Wednesday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Pine Village Cemetery. Josiah Weedward was born in Prebel County, Ohio, March 4th, 1826, and departed this life at his home in West Lebanon, ind., March 16th, 1894 after a brief illness, aged 68 years and 12 days. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Eli Woodward and was one of the oldest citizens of Warren County, having moved with his parents from Ohio to this when eight years of age, and with the exception of a few years spent in Missouri had always lived in this county. He ws twice married, first on March 7th, 1847, he was united in marriage to Celia J. Hall, daughter of the late Dr. Daniel Hall of this county. Three children were born to them. One died in infancy, the other two, one son Daniel, and one daughter, Adda, wife of Demetrious Lower, both living in Missouri. In the death of his first wife, he was sadly bereft of a kind and loving companion adn his little ones the tender care of a loving mother. His second marriage was to Mrs. Sarah A. Wheeler nee Sarah A. Clinton, March 25th, 1855. Five children blessed this union, three of whom are living: Alvin, Vellie and Burton, two having preceded him to the great beyond. He united with the Christian Church early in life and lived a worthy member up to the time of his departure. He was a very industrious, hopeful, kind hearted, honest citizen. He was also made a Mason many years ago in Williamsport, Ind., and was a Charter member of the order in West Lebanon, Ind., but at death had his membership in Hannibal, Missouri. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Conner of the Christian Church at the late residence of the deceased, March 19th, 1894, after which the body was taken in charge by the Masonic Fraternity and was followed by a large concourse of friends to its last resting place in the West Lebanon Cemetery, where the last sad rites were attended to by his brothers there in a body connected with him in the order of the Masonry. They placed the body away in a vault prepared by his own hands, only last fall. He leaves a wife and five children, and quite a number of grandchildren, one brother and three sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Date: 4/5/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003447
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/4/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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