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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 28, 1894 Edition
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Mrs. Fax Bartlett of Prairie Township died very suddenly Sunday night during the heavy storm from heart failure. Death was doubtless hastened by fright. It is stated that for some time Mrs. Bartlett, nee O'Brien, had been afflicted with heart disease and that during the heavy wind and storm about 1 a.m. Monday, she arose to put down the windows when the wind blew a lamp off the stand near by. This greatly startled Mrs. Bartlett and she sank to the floor and never rallied. The funeral services were held Tuesday and interment took place near Rainsville. (*Find a Grave shows Bid O'Brien Bartlett) Elizabeth Hunter Francis, daughter of Samuel and Ann Hunter, was born Jan. 15, 1818 near Big Run on the Georgeville Road, where she lived until grown, after which she moved with her father's family to the Belchy farm in Brown Township, Franklin County, this state. Later on her parents moved to St. Mary's, Mercer County, Ohio, where she accompanied them. Here she was married to Henry Francis, Sept. 6th, 1840, with whom she lived until Dec. 13, 1879, when she was called to mourn his death. Of this union was born to them seven children, five of whom have departed this life. There remains to mourn this sad loss two children, Mrs. Stephen Cary and Samuel Francis, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a brother and sister, both at Williamsport, Ind. Mrs. Francis as she was familiarly known, never formally united with the church, but was a constant reader of the Bible and found sweet peace and comfort from gleaning its beautiful truths and precious promises. Several weeks before her death, she talked of her departure and expressed herself as ready and willing to go, only waiting the call of the Master. With true Christian patience and without a murmur, she suffered down to June 16th, 1894, when as the light of a candle is extinguished, her spirit retired from her body. She was a loving mother, a kind and generous neighbor, and the entire community in which she has lived will feel her loss and sympathize with the sorrowing relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the deceased on Monday, June 18, by Rev. N.R. Quakenbush.

Date: 6/28/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003459
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/11/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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