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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 29, 1895
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This morning at ten minutes before four o'clock, Mrs. Rebecca Thomas died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Essick on Wabash Avenue. The funeral services will be conducted at Mrs. Essick's home by Dr. J. F. Tuttle tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock, and in the afternoon the body will be taken to Attica for interment, the services there to be conducted by Rev. Mr. Wilmer of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Thomas' maiden name was Rebecca Duy, and she was born in Philadelphia June 29th, 1809. She was then raised and educated, marrying Horatio J. Thomas in 1829. In 1836 they removed to Indiana, settling at Williamsport, where they remained for many years. Twelve children were born to them, five of whom still live, Judge A. D. Thomas, C. L. Thomas and Mrs. Essick of Crawfordsville, E. D. Thomas of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Finney of Attica. Her husband died quite a number of years ago, and for sometime past, Mrs. Thomas has lived with her children, spending much of her time in Crawfordsville where she had a large and loving circle of friends. She was a lady whose health continued vigorous in her advanced years, and she would probably have lived to an unusual age, had it not been for an accident she suffered on the 19th of last December. She was then so unfortunate as to fall while rising from a chair, and by the fall her hip was broken. From that time until her death her health declined. Mrs. Thomas was a lad of exceptional force of character and purpose. Strong in tntellect and body, she was also strong in love and in the performance of her everyday life. A devout Christian she made her influence and work felt in the history of the Presbyterian Church in this part of the state. She was a lady of genial mind, however, and her many graces endeared her not only to her family but to hundreds of friends who with the family mourn her loss. --Crawfordsville Journal

Date: 8/29/1895
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003514
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/8/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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