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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, August 1, 1895 Edition
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Charles Lucas, brother of George Lucas of Kent Township, this county, and well known in this county, whish is his old home, was killed in Lafayette Tuesday. Charles for some time has been working on the Monon Railroad and met death by the brake rod twisting off and this throwing him under the train. The remains passed through this place yesterday noon to the home of George Lucas where funeral services will be held today and interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery. Further particulars were not learned regarding the accident. William Keiffer, living two and a half miles northwest of this place, on what was formerly the old county farm, was drowned at the deep hole, at the bend of the Wabash River above Portland about four o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He with two of his brothers, Wm Hamilton, Till Owens, Al McCabe, Thomas Johnson and Wesley Clifton, had gone to the river in the vicinity of Jacob Shaffer's early in the day for a general good time at fishing. William seems to have been alone in a boat near the middle of the river, about a mile below Shaffer's house, none of the other boys being near him, when he fell from the boat and went down in about ten feet of water. When reached he was going down for the last time and while his brother succeeded in getting hold of him, in the struggle William was torn loose and went down for the last time. At about half past five the body was recovered by means of hooks and though warm he could not of course be revived. He was taken home late in the evening and the sorrow of that family can well be imagined. William was about 35 years old, and the one of the boys who largely attended to the business. Funeral arrangements have not yet been perfected but burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery some time today. A more extened account will be given in next week's issue as the facts seem hard to get at this writing. Monday morning early, a man from Veedersburg walked out on the Main Street Bridge and looking into the river below, saw the face of a dead man. He hastened to police headquarters and notified Captains Maule and Rinard. The officers went to the bridge at once, and with Joker Hill rowed to the foot of the first pier. The officers on seeing the body floating, thought they had discovered the body of the missing Janufsky, but this thought was soon dispelled, for it proved to be the body of John Patrick Aylward, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Aylward of Chauncey Avenue, West Lafayette. The body was removed to Folckemer's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. Aylward is supposed to have fallen from the bridge about 11 o'clock last night, but it is a mystery how his body should be floating a few hours afterward. He was about 27 years old and was well known in the city. Of late years he has worked on stone masonry jobs as a derrick hand. He was employed on the new mechanical laboratories at Purdue and was a steady, reliable man. On Friday evening, July 12th at 8:30 o'clock, the spirit of Edward O'Brien, Jr., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Brien, took its flight to the other shore, the cause of his death being lung trouble, of which he had been a sufferer for eleven months. His health began failing in September and he traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, hoping to regain it but the disease had too strong a hold upon him and in January he returned home, accompanied by his mother, not much benefited by his trip. A great deal could be said of Edward's good qualities for he was a model boy. From early childhood his speech was marked by truthfulness and the lack of profanity and coarseness, common to so many. His life here on earth has been a pure Christian one and he will be sadly missed as he was always kind and obliging and always ready to do a good act for anyone. He was generous and kind and the writer can only say,"There is a crown in heaven for him." Death leads home a dear soul as a shepherd leads his favorite lambs into greener pastuers. 'Tis the Lord's will we could not keep him. He doeth all things for the best. Edward leaves a father, mother and two sisters to mourn his death, his two brothers having preceded him a short time ago. The funeral ceremonies were held the following Sunday at the Catholic Church, Attica, Indiana and were conducted by Rev. Charles Lemper, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse of friends to the Attica Cemetery where they were laid to rest until the end of all things early. May the Lord be merciful to the heart stricken family in this their sad hour of bereavement, when they shall return home again and find no brothers there. May He help them to watch and be patient and only think of them as at rest, and remember in their hour of great sorrow He doeth all things for the best.

Date: 8/1/1895
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003511
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/1/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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