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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 8, 1895 Edition
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John May, one among the most prominent citizens of Warren Twonship, died at his home near Independence July 24th after a long illness. The funeral services took place the following Friday. Mr. May was about 60 years old and a good citizen. Charles Lucas, foreman of the yard engine crew at the Monon shops, was killed at 2:55 p.m. yesterday at the south end of the coal dock switch. He was stting the break on the gravel arm at the time of the fatal accident. At the first twist of the wheel the stem of the break snapped, breaking off at the point where the stem enters the floor of the car. The stem was defective and an examination after the accident shows that the stem hd been cracked about two thirds of the way through before the final break. The breaking of the stem unbalanced Mr. Lucas and he fell between the cars, his body falling beyond the rail. His right arm and head rested on the rail and were crushed by the wheels of the next car. The arm was crushed about two inches above the elbow and hung by a shred of flesh. The head above the eyes was crushed and the skull was completely emptied of its contents. Coroner Yeager viewed the remains and examined the broken break on the gravel car. Then the lifeless body was removed to Lancaster's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. Mr. Lucas came from State Line. He has two brothers and one sister living there and the body will be sent to that place for burial. Mr. Lucas came from State Line to this city last February and has made his home at the residence of Henry Miller, corner of Sixth and Ferry Streets. He was unmarried and was about 35 years old. He was a brother-in-law of W. H. McDoel, general manager of the Monon Railway, and that gentlemen and the relatives at State Line have been notified of the accident. Mr. Lucas was a member of the Masonic fraternity, but the name of his lodge could not be learned. He was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, a man of good habits and excellent character, and during his short residence here made a good many friends. He was popular with the men around him and his tragic death has caused sincere and general regret. -- Lafayette Journal The news of the death of Charles L. Lucas was received at State Line, his old home at 5:30 p.m., July 31st. His brothers G. H. and T. K. Lucas and F. G. Dubois, an uncle, took the 12:15 a.m. train at Danville, Ill., and went to Lafayette and returned the same day at 1:00 p.m. with the remains. The remains were conveyed to the old homestead, now the residence of G. H. Lucas, where on the following day the funeral was conducted. N. G. Smith of the Christian Church delivered a short address after which the remains were taken in charge by the Masonic lodge of which he was a member. Interment was made at Gopher Hill Cemetery. Charles Lucas was born Sept. 10th, 1860 and has lived the greater part of his life in the vicinity of State Line. He was unmarried and leaves five brothers and two sisters to mourn his loss. His brother Lloyd could not be notified, not knowing his address, and his brother Will and sister Kate of Des Moines, Iowa, could not attend. Charles was a young man loved by all who knew him, and it will be hard to find a person who did not love him, he was without an enemy if such a thing could be possible, and his death casts a gloom over the entire community. Frank P. Hall, the youngest son of Robert Hall died from consumption at the home of his father in this place at 2 a.m. Saturday, aged 24 years, 1 month, and 5 days. Frank was born and raised in Williamsport and was well known and like by all, he to our best knowledge having not an enemy in all his wide circle of acquaintances. He was united in marriage to Miss Sallie Hall, no relation though of the same name, who lived southwest of Rob Roy in Fountain County Devember 16th, 1891, having mer her one time while playing the violin at which Frank was an expert, for a social in that neighborhood. The two were a most happy couple, but consumption soon fed upon the vitals of Mrs. Hall and in grief and tears the bereaved husband laid her to rest only last February in the home cemetery at Brown's Chapel. Frank also had been touched by the poisoned dart of this dread disease, and his companion gone, he pined and withered as a tree with its main roots severed, until death reunited them last Satureday morning. Frank had made preparations to go, adn with his last breath was glad for the hour, admonishing those about him to meet him in heaven. Frank was never a rugged boy, and as our pupil, we have often had occasion to remember his little form and tender freatures, together with a look, which usually had that of an appeal in it, and one, which never meant a wrong. The funeral cortege left this place at 12:00 M. Sunday for Brown's Chapel, Founty County, where the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Troxel, the M. E. pastor at Veedersburg at 3 p.m., after which interment was made in the adjacent cemetery beside the body of his wife, a large crowd being present both from here an that neighborhood. William Keiffer, whose sad death by drowning, we chronicled last week, was born in Berks County, Pa., December 8th, 1860, and at an early age was baptized a member of the Lutheran Church of which his parents were always strict members. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Keiffer, the father having been dead some years. The family moved to Warren County in 1867, where children, 6 in number, grew to man and womanhood, there being two girls and four boys. All are unmarried except Eliza Hedrick, who lives in Kansas, and who arrived just in time to attend the funeral, which was conducted by Revs. Wilmer and Myers. Services were held at 10 o'clock last Friday morning, after which interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. William was always a model person, being saving and industrious and after his father's death, developed a business capacity, which made him the financier of the family. The particulars of William's sad death were chronicled in last week's issue of the Review and cast a gloom on the entire community. Deceased was 34 years, 7 months and 22 days old at the time of his death. The heart broken family has the sympathies of all. John B. May was born in Warren County, Indiana, July 31, 1839, and died July 24, 1895, aged 55 years, 11 months and 24 days. From early boyhood Mr. May was industrious and possessed one of those strong and sympathetic personalities that drew to him all classes of persons needing council and aid. He was a man of rare intelligence and embodied in his life those principles of honesty and integrity, which gave weight and character to all his relations and business in life. He was true and generous in all his friendships and his house was one of hospitality. He was truly a faithful and loving husband, a kind and indulgent father, a noble and worthy citizen. August 29, 1858, Mr. May was married to Miss Martha Bone and to them was born six children- five daughters adn one son, all of whom are now living except Mrs. Rebecca Winchel. She died Jan. 31, 1885. Although Mr. May never made a public profession of religion by uniting with the church, yet he was a strong believer in the Christian religion and conversed freely with his family during his long and painful illness about death, and while he fully realized that the end was near, he often said that he felt that he was prepared and was willing to go. His funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. J. Covey and were attended by a very large concourse of friends, relatives and neighbors. Interment was made in the Independence Cemetery. The funeral services of William Keiffer, who was drowned as mentioned last week, were held from the home in southest LIberty Township Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock a.m., conducted by Rev. Wilmer of Attica, after which interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The funeral cortege was among the largest held in this section for many days. Mrs. Sarah A. Taylor died at the home of her son Harvey in Adams Township, July 23rd. Mrs. Taylor was about 64 years old, her husband William, having died last last September.

Date: 8/8/1895
Origin: Warren Review Extraced from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003512
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/1/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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