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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, September 27, 1894 Edition
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James A. Hunter, an old and respected citizen of this place and of the county, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his son, Monroe in this place. The funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, after which interment was made in Hillside Cemetery near this place. James A. Fisher, brother of Capt. Fisher of this place, died at his home in Kansas, Sept. 15th, aged about 53 years. Mr. Fisher was a former resident of this county living near Pine Village and his many friends will be sorry to hear of his death. Charles Doyle, a young man but 23 years old, committed suicide Monday night at the home of his sister near West Point, by shooting himself through the heart with a rifle-ball. He was the son of Wm Doyle, at one time one of the best-known citizens of Tippecanoe County. Charles had led a dissipated life, spending his share of the estate left him at his father's death. Being in the salon business with his father-in-law, Joseph Cheeseman, he drank heavily and his wife left him some months since, and the partnership ended. Young Doyle grew despondent and several times threatened to kill himself, but little was thought of it, but he meant what he said as Monday night's work shows. The subject of this sketch, Charles A. Hamilton, second son of Thomas and Lydia Hamilton, was born in Warren County, Ind., June 2nd, 1871, and departed this life Sept. 17, 1894, at 6 o'clock p.m., aged 23 years, 3 months and 18 days. He was sick two weeks with typhoid fever. On Monday morning before he was taken sick, in the afternoon he hauled a load of cordwood to Williamsport, came home at noon and took his bed, from which he never arose. Charley was an exception of a boy. He had no bad habits whatever, and always had a kind word and welcome smile for everyone whom he had chane to meet. There was not a young man anywhere who enjoyed home and life better than Charley did. It seems hard that one so noble and so true must be cut down in the prome of life, but we must look to the One who "doeth all things well" and know that our earthly loss in his heavenly gain. Charley ws a member of the Good Templars. He was honored and respected by all who knew him, which could well be known by the procession of sorrowing friends and relatives that followed him to his last resting place, and by the lovely wreaths and bouquets which were bestowed upon his coffin. The pallbearers were Newton Pollum, Willie Gaver, Evert Owen, Joe Roberts, Tom Johnson and Will Marlatt. Interment took place in the Carbondale Cemetery, Rev. Eli Myers officiating. John V. Johnson was born December 15th, 1843 in Steuben Township, Warren County, Indiana at a place known as "Round Grove" about one mile north of Marshfield. He departed this life at his home in Marshfield, September 15th, 1894 at the noon hour. The subject of this sketch obtained his education from the common schools, having worked on the farm through the spring and summer months and attending school through the winter. He was an ndustrious boy and faithful to his books. He remained on the farm until September 15th, 1861, when he volunteered his services to his country, being only 18 years of age when he entered Captain J. P. Nederaur's Company K, 33rd Regiment Indiana Infantry. He was with the Army ofthe Cumberland in all the hard fought battles, never shrinking from duty, and as brave as the bravest. When the war was at a close, he received an honorable discharge Sept. 19, 1864. He returned to t he farm and on Oct. 17, 1878, wedded Salina C. Cronkhite. Two children blessed the union-Merrill C. and Henry Laurel. The former died in infancy, the latter is a bright boy of three summers. In the spring of 1879, he went into the mercantile business in Marshfield, continuing in business until the spring of 1892; being forced to give up his vocation for he was unfit for the calling through an affliction, being a stroke of paralysis, occurring in October 1891, and in July of the next year a second stroke deprived him of his speech for 12 hours. On November 15th of the smae year he left his home for HOt Springs, Arkansas, being there only two week when he received a stroke of paralysis in his right side and at the same time depriving him of his speech. The last words that he spoke were to his little boy as he was leaving for the Hot Springs. He said, "Good bye, Laurel. Be a good boy and mind mamma." He returned from the Hot Springs December 5th, 1892. In September 1893, he was taken to Rush Medical College in Chicago, but to no betterment of his condition, and was soon brought home. He was of a family of four children born to Henry and Amanda Johnson. Only two survive him: Wallace, who lives near Hedrick, and Mrs. Lydia Baum of Dancille, Ill. Martha E., who married Wm H. Goodwine is deceased. He was reared and passed his life in the haunts of his childhood. His ways were the ways of a Christian, always laboring to promote the welfare for the church, having united with the Presbyterian Church in April 1889. He was attentive to business. His integrity and general management made successful. He was a devoted husband, a kind father and an ample provider. He loved home and family with that affection that knows no bounds. He was given prompt attention by his devoted wife through his afflicted days-the days of pain and suffering. At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 17th was the hour to pay the last tributes to the dead, and one of the largest concourse of friends that ever assembled in this section were present. Relatives and friends from surrounding towns were present. The Rev. Fyffe of Crawfordsville preached the funeral sermon at the Presbyterian Church, after which the Masons took charge and preceded the remains to the West Lebanon Cemetery for interment and performed the usual Masonic ceremonies. He was an old and honorable member of the Masonic Order, being raised to the degree of a Master Mason on the evening of May 8th, 1873. Mrs. Hosea Cronkhite died at her home in Steuben Township Tuesday morning after a ten days illness with typhoid fever. A husband and one child, a son, survive hre. Ther funeral services occurred yesterday forenoon at the family residence. Interment was made in the cemetery at this place. Miss Mary Loyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Loyd of Steuben Township, died Sunday night, after a long struggle with typhoid fever, aged 43 years. Miss Loyd was so far recovered at one time as to be up and around, but she suffered a relapse and grew rapidly worse. The deceased was an estimable Christian woman, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a staunch member of the M. E. Church. The funeral services were held Tuesday forenoon at the M. E. Church, after which the remains, followed by a large precession of sorrowing relatives and friends, were laid for their long sleep in the west Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Loyd have the sympathy of all, in their sad bereavement.

Date: 9/27/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003470
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/11/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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