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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, January 17, 1895 Edition
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Died at her home in Attica of dropsy of the heart, after an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Andrew Brier, at 7 o'clock, Wednesday evening, January 2nd, 1895. Mrs. Celinda Brier was born at Plattsburg, Ohio, January 17th, 1817. At the age of 22 she was married to Edgar Ryan, a prosperous farmer and cattle buyer in ohio. About 1842 they, with her family, removed to Indiana, near Carbondale, and afterwards removed to Davenport, Iowa, where Mr. Ryan died. To Mr. and Mrs. Ryan were born seven children, three of whom survive her. Dr. Charles Ryan, the eldest son, resides in New York City, was detianed from the funeral on account of sickness. Miles Ryan resides at Patros, New Mexico. Edgar Ryan, the youngest son, resides at Davenport, Iowa and was present at her funeral. In the spring of 1869, Mrs. Ryan was married to Andrew Brier, ex-commissioner of Warren County. Mr. Brier had a family of six children at home, and Mrs. Brier has been a true and loving mother to his children for twenty-five years. Watching and caring for them as she did her own. Her kindness to them is apreciated for they all lover her as their own mother. Mr. and Mrs. Brier lived on a farm at Carbondale until 1884, when they removed to Attica, Indiana, where they have lived in happiness until the Lord summoned her to come up higher. Death had no terrors for Mrs. Brier; she was ready and willing todie, and patiently waited the Savior's call. She died without a struggle, surrounded by the family and many friends. Mrs. Brier was one of the purest and best women we ever knew; having once made a fried she never lost one. She was always the first person to visit the sick and afflicted and always ready to relieve the distressed and sorrow stricken. Mrs. Brier was converted years ago and has lived a noble Christian life. Her children may well rise up and call her blessed. The funeral services were held at the family residence in Attica, Indiana, Friday, January 11th, at 11 o'clock a.m., conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer, after which her remains were taken on the C. & E. I. Railroad via Chicago to Davenport, Iowa, wehre services were held at the residence of her son Edgar, after which she was interred in the Davenport Cemetery. Mrs. Cynthia A. Messner, nee Darling, who died at her home in this place Thursday evening, January 10th, 1895 at 5 o'clock from consumption, was born in this county, May 12th, 1840. She was a sister of Edward Darling and a half sister of W.C. Smith and Mrs. Julian of this place. She was united in marriage August 31st, 1856 to Dr. S. F. Messner at Pine Village, where they then lived and from thence moved to Williamsport in 1859. From this union four children, three sons and a daughter were born, two sons, Samuel and Lincoln still surviving the parents, the father having died in March of 1879. Mrs. Messner united with the Presbyterian Church in 1879 and lived a cheerful and consistent Christian to the time of her death, being most patient throughout her long suffering which extended over a period of almost five years. She was also an honored member of the "Daughters of Rebecca" and the Eastern Star Lodges and held official positions in both. She was a loving mother and a kind and affectionate wife. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Wilmer were held at one o'clock Sunday at the family residence after which interment was made in the family lot of Hillside Cemetery.

Date: 1/17/1895
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003482
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/18/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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