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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, September 20, 1894 Edition
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Dr. Clark of Logansport came down Monday to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Charles Pitcher. The funeral of Marion Goodwine last Sunday afternoon was the largest ever seen at this place. The services were in charge of the local K of P lodge and visitors from all neighboring points were present. Marion Goodwine, after a brief illness of four days, died at the reed house in this place last Saturday. The deceased was one of the best-known men in this section, generous to a fault and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his untimely demise. Little Goldie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, living near Inianda Mineral Springs, died on Wednesday night, Sept. 12th, 1894 about 8 o'clock, with brain fever. Her age was 4 years, 10 months and 3 days. How her gentle voice will be missed among her playmates and relatives. The many friends of the family greatly sympathize with the beveaved ones in this their deep sorrow. Mrs. Joseph Fowler died at her home in Old Town last Saturday morning after a long illness of dropsy. The deceased was an estimable Christian lady and leaves a husband and many friends and relatives to mourn her death. She was a sister of William Crow. The funeral occurred Sunday forenoon and the remains were laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery. The little 14 months old daughter of William Hamiltonl, son of Thomas Hamilton, died at their residence northwest of this place Monday morning. We have been unable to learn the cause of the little one's death. The funeral services were conducted from the residence of the grandfather at 2 o'clock on Tuesday by Rev. Wm Wilmer after which the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. William Taylor, an aged citizen of Adams Township, died at his home near Pine Village from general debility, being about 72 years old last Saturday morning. Mr. Taylor was for sometime a resident of Fountain County, but sometime since moved to Adams Township, this county, where he has since resided. The funeral services conducted by Rev. A. D. Rodgers were held Sunday, interment being made near Pine Village. J. V. Johnson, one of Marshfield's most respected citizens and a man who has been constant sufferer for the past three years from paralysis, died at his home in the above place about noon last Saturday. He was about 49 years old and leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his death. He was a member of the Masonic Loge of Marshfield, which had charge of the funeral services the Presbyterian Church in Marshfield at 10:30 Sunday morning, after which the remains were laid to rest at West Lebanon, with the usual Masonic services. Charles Hamilton, the second son of Thomas Hamilton, died at the home of his parents in Liberty Township, after but a few days illness from typhoid fever, at 6 o'clock Monday evening. Death at any time in life and under almost any condition is particularly sad, but coming as it did in this case, it seems doubly so. Charles was a young man of promise just entering manhood, being about 22 years of age and he hope of his parents in their declining years. The funeral services were conducted from the family residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Myers, after which interment was made in Carbondale Cemetery. The beveared ones have the sympathy of all in this sad hour of their trial. After an illness of but a few days, Marion Goodwine died at the Reed House in West Lebanon Saturday morning. He went to Lafayette from his farm in the northwest part of the county and upon his return was taken fatally ill at the hotel in the above place where he grew rapidly worse and died at an early hour Saturday, September 15th. He was a son of the late James Goodwine and a prominent farmer in Jordan Township, being but 43 years old at the time of his death. The funeral services under the auspices of the K of P Lodge at West Lebanon were held from the M. E. Church in the above place at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Conner, after which the burial ceremonies were performed by the lodge in their ritual ceremony, the body being laid to rest in the cemetery near by. The funeral was largely attended, many members of the different adjoining lodges being present. The subject of this sketch, Jessie May Meek, was born at Logansport, Ind., Sept. 23d, 1879, and died Friday, September 7th, 1894, aged 14 years, 11 months and 15 days. she was converted and joined the M. E. Church Dec. 17th, 1893. She was a bright, consecrated girl, loved in her home, and a blessing to society. She was followed to her rest in the Pierce cemetery, Sept 9th, by a great many friends and acquaintances, where she awaits the resurrestion of the just. The Junior and Epwoth League, of which she was a member, expressed their feelings by two large wreaths of flowers. The sorrow stricken parents have the sympathy of all. May we remember at such times that "The Lord doeth all things well." Catherine (Smatel) Pitcher was born in Nownhaem, Giessen, Germany, February 10, 1828, where her childhood days were spent. in 1844 the widowed mother and her family of four boys and two girls arrived in New York CIty having decided to make America their future home. For two years the family remained in New York City, and in 1846 the family moved to Albany, N. Y., where Catherine met her future husband, Charles Pitcher to whom in 1850 at the age of 22 years, she was united in marriage in the Lutheran Church at Albany, of which they were both members. Four years later the happy couple came to Warren County, settling on their farm near this place where they lived five years, moving thence to town where they have since lived. Seven children, four girls and three boys, all of which survive the mother's love and tender care. Death came after some two week's suffering from paralysis, with which she has been long threatened, Saturday evening, Sept 15th, 1894, at 5:30, at the afe of 66 years, 7 months and 5 days. Mrs. Pitcher united with the Lutheran Church when but a girl, and with her husband, in 1858 became a member of the Presbyterian Church in this place. She has ever lived a faithful consistent Christian, being always attentive upon all means of grace and most regardful for welfare and future of her husband and family. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Wm Wilmer were held from the Presbyterian Church in this place at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, the pastor using the text, "A rest remaineth for the people of God." At the close of an impressive service, interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. A sympathizing community joins in mourning with beveared family in the death of a true mother, a devoted friend and Christian. John R. Johnson was born in Franklin County, Ohio in 1816 and moved to what is now Warren County, Ind. in 1828. He was married to Sarah Belle Steely in 1840. One child, a daughter, blessed this union. In young womanhood, death took her from home. Mr. Johnson died September 7th, 1894, at the age of 78 years. He was one of the men to which this community owes much. His life covers the romantic and historic period of the history of western Indiana. His nearest neighbor in 1828, outside the little colony of which he was a member, were at Lafayette on one hand and Terre Haute on the other. Progressive and courageous, he has been a leading citizen of the community, ever aiding in what would advance the best intersts of the people. As an official, he held the office of Trustee and County COmminssioner with honors to himself and benifit to the people. j. R. Johnson was a philanthropist of the highest order. The paternal affections awakened by the birth of a daughter were too large to be concentrated upon her alone, though he tenderly loved her, and so he opened his heart and home to a number of orphan children to whom he became father and reared them, educated them in life as his own. A friend to the poor, a brother to all, large hearted and kind he turned no man away empty handed. He was one of the oldest disciples of the neighborhood, having united with the church of Christ in 1853. In his nobility of spirit, kindess, philanthropy, honorable dealings, good citizenship, relation to the advancement of material interests and good civilization he embodied the spirit of his Lord. For him the weary march is over and he is in the presence of Him who clothes himself with light a with a garment. An immense concourse of people gathered at the residence upon Sunday, Sept. 8th, at 10 o'clock a.m., to pay their tribute to his memory. Friends were present from all the surrounding towns. His pastor, Rev. W. G. Smith of State Line, preached the funeral sermon. At its close the Masonic Order, of which fraternity he had been honored member for 40 years, preceded the body to the grave, and there performed their beautiful service over the dead. Gone out of sight of human vision to dwell midst scenes and sights, Elysian Home to the place of the King. The lesson of his life and the admonition to the living are well expressed in the langauge of the text of the sermon: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might; let not the rich man glory in his riches, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord wich exercise loving kindness, judgment and rightousness in the earth, for in these things i delight saith the Lord."

Date: 9/20/1894
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003472
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/11/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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