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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, October 25, 1894 Edition
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Yesterday at noon, Mr. H. L. Kramer received the sad intelligence that his father, who has been living at Athens, Tenn., for the past few years, was dead. As Mr. Kramer and his family were unprepared for the news, the effect of the shock can better be imagined than described. Mrs. Kramer Sr., the mother of Mr. H. L. Kramer, and wife of the deceased, was here on a visit and was to start for home this morning. Mr. Kramer and his family have the sympathy of the entire community. Mary A. Loyd was born Oct. 2nd, 1851, died September 23rd, 1894, aged 42 years, 11 months and 21 days. Sister Loyd united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 20 years and continued to be a member of the same up to the time of her death. A short time after she was taken sick, she became greatly concerned about her soul, never having been satisfactorily converted to God, during all of those years of her church membership. When she began to realize that her recovery was doubtful she requested to be prayed for. A few nights afterward, she was praying very earnestly when the Lord heard her and she was happily converted to God, manifesting her joy by shouting aloud the praises of God. Many times after that she was heard praising the Lord for what he had done for her soul. She was patient throughout all her sickness and bore her sufferings without a murmur. She died without a struggle. Her end was peace. In the early part of her sickness some two weeks before she died, in a conversation with my wife, she said, "When I first took sick, I was not prepared to die. I was not ready, but now I have found Jesus a satisfying portion. I am now ready to live or die. Write and tell your husband so and tell him to pray for me." Sister Mary has gone from earth. She will be greatly missed, but we have good reason to believe that she has gone to join the blood washed throng around the throne of God, but oh, what a narrow escape living so long in the church dreaming of heaven no doubt and then to wake up near the last hours of life to find that she was not ready, but God came in answer to her prayer and saved her. She seemed anxious to have it known how near she came to losing her soul. Should we not take this as a warning from God and look well to the foundation upon which we build. We do not feel like weeping when we think of her victorious death, but feel more like saying, "Shout on thou Redeemer of God, make the welcome of heaven ring with the praise of Him, who hath washed thee in HIs own blood and took thee to Himself." The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at West Lebanon, Ind., conducted by teh Rev. Martin of Hedrick, and the remains were laid away in the beautiful cemetery near the village to await the resurrection morning. Edgar E. Anderson, the third child and second son of Robert C. and Letitia Anderson, was born November 16th, 1859, and died at his home in Tippecanoe County, Oct. 8th, 1894 aged 34 years, 10 months and 22 days; his being the first death of a family of ten children. He lived with his parents until he was married Oct. 20th, 1887 to Arthena marlatt, daughter of John and Phebe Marlatt. Four children blessed their union; one son and three daughters. He lived one year at Walnut Grove, Warren County, and in 1889, removed to Tippecanoe County where he resided until his death. He was taken ill with typhoid fever September 21st, from which he suffered greatly until his death. HIs remains were brought to Williamsport, where the funeral discourse was preached by Rev. William Wilmer at the Presbyterian Church, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10th, 1894, after which he was laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery. Deceased was a member of the order of Odd Fellows and was not a member of any church but was known to be upright and cincere in his daily life, and was a kind and loving husband and father. He leaves a wife, four children, father, mother, five sisters, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn his loss. A good many from this place attended the funeral of Mrs. Zack Clem of Gopher Hill Sunday.

Date: 10/25/1894
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003473
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/18/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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