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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, July 5, 1894 Edition
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On last Wednesday the Coroner, W. U. Yeagy and Prosecutor Stansbury were called to Foster in Kent Township and began the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. William Drollinger, an account of whose death was given in the Review of June 7th. It will be remembered that the circumstances surrounding Mrs. Drollinger's death and the fact that several persons who ate dinner at the Drollinger home on the day of her death, were poisoned, led to the feeling that her death probably resulted from poison and that an investigation should be held. On the day above stated, some ten or twelve witnesses were examined, whose testimony, it was thought in justice to all parties concerned, warranted a chemical analysis of the contents of the stomach. The body was accordingly exhumed the morning of the fourth by the Coroner, and Dr. Peters, who made the chemical analysis in the Pettit case, brought away the stomach for the anaylsis, which will be completed within the week and the results known. In the meantime the Coroner's verdict has not been reached, but so far all evidence points to the conclusion that the lady died from poison. Its nature and whether administered by her own hand or that of another and whether by accident or intentionally, may never be known. The case at best is a sad but important one, and the public will await developments with a great deal of interest. An investigation though at some expense to the county was due to all parties councered and may develop something very sensational. Z. N. Thomas, a prominent Mason of Oxford and one of her best citizens, was buried last Thursday His disease was consumption. Hester Odle was born February 7th, 1842 and departed this life June 17th, 1894, aged 52 years, 4 months and 10 days. She joined the M. E. Church when about 10 years of age. She has in all these years been deeply in earnest about the welfare of the Sunday school and the church. She was a faithful teacher in the Sunday school for a long time. She has been an invalid since she was 7 years old. She was ever buoyant in spirit and filled with blessed hopes and possessed the happy trait of looking on the bright side of things, ever cheerful and thus lending helpful influence on all sides. Before she passed away she voluntary expressed herself as ready and willing to die. She was an earnest Christian and her end was peaceful. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. D. A. Rodgers were held from the Pine Village M. E. Church June the 18th, after which the remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Nancy Butt was a descendent of the Aborigines of America and was born in New Jersey in 1796 and was a half sister to Mary Catterlie, and daughter of Neibust, a Pottawatomie chief. When small the two girls were adopted by two Bell brothers and Nancy reached Dayton, Ohio with her adopted father. Here at the age of 19 years, she was united in marriage to Jacob Butt with whom she lived, raising a large family, until about nine years ago when death took the husband, thus breaking up the home in Iroquois County, Ill. Mrs. Butt then came to Williamsport since which time she has made her home with her son Henry. She has been a constant sufferer from rheumatism for many years and her death last Thursday morning at the age of almost 98 years was traceable to this cause, she ended a most active life. She united many years ago with the Christian Church and at her request the Rev. Wilmer conducted the funeral services from the residence at 3 p.m., Friday afternoon when the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery followed by a large concourse of friends. Mary A. Jarred, the young lady of whom mention was made in our last issue of being charged with the terrible crime of murdering her illegitimate child, was arriested Tuesday and taken to Covington for trial before Justice Osborn. Not being ready the case was postponed until Wednesday, when she was bound over to court under $1,000 bond with Wm Vanika and Thomas Tiley suerties. The case is not one of much merit is our opinion, being too much on the "what-i-heard-plan." But the circumstances are against the girl and it is indeed an unfortunate affair that is causing much bad feeling. During the trail, Mrs. Jarred, mother of the girl, took very sick and from last reports is no better.

Date: 7/5/1894
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003460
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/11/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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