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Title: Obitauries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, December 20, 1894 Edition
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After long months of patient suffering with consumption, peacefully the end came to Miss Tillie Beamer at her home in this place last Wednesday. About eight months ago her illness began, since which time she gradually grew worse, yet she bore her sufferings patiently, heroically, and with that true spirit of a devoted Christian who has fixed their hopes "up higher." The deceased was aged 19 years. The funeral occurred Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Jakes officiating, and the remains were interred in the West Lebanon Cemetery. The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Middleton died at Hoopeston, Ill., last week, where the parents were on a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lon Kiser. Its disease was diphtheria, and the little one had been sick but a few days. The funeral occurred at Hoopeston Wednesday. Henry R. Pomeroy, a former resident of this county, died at the city Hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been taken for treatment last Thursday morning. A man of most remarkable talents, his career reads like a romance. He was the oldest son of the late Catherine Etnire of this place, being about sixty-nine years of age at the time of his death and a brother of Mrs. Lou Ford of Attica, the last Cooper Pomeroy of this place, Mrs. Sarah Schneider and George Pomeroy of Lebanon. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in the pioneer days of the country, and with the family, the father being a physician, they moved to Ohio, thence to Newtown in Fountain County, thence to Springfield, Ill., and thence to Williamsport and Attica, where the father died. During these series of changes, Henry had attained his majority, having recieved such an education as an unusually bright mind and the times would allow him. At Springfield, Ill., the family lived neighbors to the Lincoln household, and the Dr. was the family physician. Here Henry was thrown into close relations with the afterward great War President and it is said they were often each an inspiration to the other. Having moved back to Indiana Henry became identified with the politics of this county where he had located, and became Deputy Clerk County Clerk under Boyer, and was afterwards elected Clerk of the Court two terms, and it is said Henry Pomeroy was one of the most proficient clerks Warren County has ever had. Colonel Fry Bryant, afterwards Clerk for the county and now Deputy Clerk in Fountain County, informs us that he did his first work in the clerk's office under Mr. Pomeroy and attests the truth of the above statement. This was at a time when there was money in being COunty Clerk, and Henry Pomeroy, at the close of his terms of office left Warren County with a snug fortune. From here he moved to Charleston, Ill., where he engaged successfully in the banking business, and later, as St. Louis then formed the gateway to the Great West, we find him there connected as a large stockholder with one of the greatest papers in the United States, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Fate, fortune, and curcumstances were powers behind to impel him onward. He became a writer of unusual promise. These were times when fortunes were made and lost in a day in the great mine bubbles of Mexico and the Southwest. Hither, from his ablility and research, Pomeroy went as the representative of the great paper to portray the true state of affairs in regard to these interests. His able articles as printed at the time in both the Globe-Democrat and the London (Eng.) Times were a complete expose of these great frauds and came near costing him his life. From research in this connection, he wrote two books upon the subject of "Mines and Mining" which are regarded as authority and which afterwards brought him to the notice of President Grant, with whom he made a tour of the entire district, and let to his being tendered the Ministry to one of the South American states. But Henry Pomeroy had reached his zenith. In the midst of prosperity and popularity, the seeds of death were sown. He had learned to taste with his fellows the flowing bowl, and to invest in stocks. Reverse after reverse came and fortune, as with wings, flew away, while his appetite for drink, which had been formed, grew stronger and stronger. Thus reduced he sought the field of invention to regain his fortune, and his genius has given to mankind some mot useful discoveries and inventions all of which, like most other inventors, did him little good. Among these is Pomeroy's psychronometer, his Celery Compound, his Carbonated Milk, the manufacture of gas from iron, water and other substances, and a process for rainmaking, each of which in the future will make some man immensely wealthy. The last ten years of his life was spent in Indianapolis, where for some six or seven years, he has lived largely upon the charity of his brothers and sisters, the remaining ones of which carefully laid him to rest, with very befitting funeral services conducted by Dr. Roberts of Fletcher Place Church in Mount Jackson Cemetery at 9:30 last Saturday morning. So ends a most remarkable career, which most strongly illustrates the sorrow bringing effects of strong drink.

Date: 12/20/1894
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharen Roberts
Record ID: 00003483
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/18/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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