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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 16, 1894 Edition
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James M. Blasdell, one of the Benton County Commissioners, died at his home at Boswell Monday morning. He was a good soldier and a good man and his death will be generally regretted. Word was received here Wednesday morning by the relatives of the death of Zachariah Julian of Wingate, who is an older brother of Ira Julian of this place. He was a veteran of the late war. The funeral services are held today. The daughter of Mrs. Ting Fleming died Monday of lung fever. The funeral occurred Tuesday. Hank Kiester of Danville, Illinois buried a small child in the West Lebanon Cemetery last Monday. Robert, the second son of Augustus and Eleanor Gephart, was born July 31, 1874 and died Saturday morning, July 28th, 1894, at his father's residence near Otterbein, Ind., aged 19 years, 11 months and 27 days. Deceased had been complaining for about a week. On Thursday he went to Otterbein and upon his return home he was taken seriously ill with congestion of the stomach. Dr. Gray of Otterbein and later, Dr. Vick of Green Hill and Dr. Fenton of Williamsport were called and all that loving hands of relatives could do was done to relieve him, but of no avail. His sufferings were great until Saturday morning when death came and relieved him. A short time before he died, he told his parents that no doctor could do him any good and he seemed willing that he should be taken to that home awaiting him. "Rob" as we called him, was well liked by all who knew him and was a loving brother and a kind and obedient son. He leaves his father, mother, five brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss and besides, a host of friends and relatives. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Sunday, July 29th at 9 o'clock a.m., by Rev. Mr. Brewer of Otterbein, after which the remains were taken to Locust Grove Church and services were conducted at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. J. C. Kemp of Ambia officiating. A host of deceased's old friends were gathered at the church to take the last look at the dear one who has gone to rest and we hope to meet him in his eternal home. Miss Tillie Watkins, the subject of this sketch, was born in Putnam County, this state, July 17th, 1862, and died at the home of her parents near this place Saturday, August 4th, 1894 at the age of 32 years and 17 days. Hers was taht fatal disease, consumption, which had fed upon her vitals about two years, she not having been able to leave her roo since last May. She was always patient and knowing the end was speedily coming. She gave directions as to all the arrangements for burial, and with the final farewells admonished her loved ones to meet her in that Better Land. The funeral services were conducted from the home on Monday, August 6th at 10:00 a.m. by the Rev. C. B. Mock and Rev. Myers after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery to which they were followed by a long list of mourning relatives and friends. Death having done its work, an unbounded field of glory has now burst upon the infinite view of the departed.

Date: 8/16/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003466
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/11/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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