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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, November 14, 1895 Edition
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As announced last week, Jacob Lebo, an old resident of the county, and one of its best citizens died very suddenly at his home in Warren Township from heart disease between twelve and one o'clock, Wednesday morning, November 7th. Mr. Lebo had suffered with this trouble from some two years past, but had succeeded in reducing his flesh greatly (as he was quite fleshy) and was thought to be much better every way. On Friday previous to his death, he was in our place of business, where he often came for a chat while in town and was telling us how much he felt improved and we were congratulating him. On Tuesday prior to his death, he was especially active, having driven to Attica in the morning, and in the afternoon assisted in hauling a load of straw and then walked to Kickapoo Station, about a mile, in the evening for his mail. He ate his usual supper and retired about 10 o'clock, his usual time with no indication of approaching illness. Mrs. Lebo was awakened about 12:30 by her husband's heavy breathing or snoring and attempted to arouse him when he ceased to breathe altogether. She called to her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell, who slept just across the hall and before they could get into the room, the husband and father's spirit, without a struggle of the body, had taken its flight. Jacob Lebo was born near Reading, Penn., February 25th, 1832 and came to Indiana with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lebo, in 1837, where they located soon after in Attica when the parents operated the Woolen Mills. In this enterprise with his father, young Jacob was engaged until he was twenty-one years old. From then until the close of the war, he operated for himself a sawmill and was very successful. In 1856 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Waymire, when he became a citizen of this ocunty, where he has since resided. To Mr. and Mrs. Lebo were born four daughters, Alice J. and Flora A., both of whom died in infancy and Mrs. Hattie Harvey and Mrs. Aetna Russell, who survive him. The funeral services were held from the family residence at 1 p.m. last Thursday, conducted by Revs. Wilmer and Rodgers, after which interment was made in Riverside Cemetery, the remains being followed to their last resting place. J. B. Lebo was almost sixty-four years old at the time of his death and a most exemplary man and citizen. If he had an enemy we have never heard of that one. He lived to do good to his fellow man and this benevolent spirit we know to a certainty, has often been imposed upon. In later years he had given much attention the Kickapoo Magnetic Springs, of which he was owner and in which he had great faith, the waters of which have worked some wonderful cures. Bute the angel of death said, "Enough," and touched him with his dart and Mr. Lebo's hand is no longer upon the plow or extended to welcome his fellows. A noble hearted man and a model citizen, sweetly sleeps to the eternal awakening. Harrison Larch died at his home south of here (Locust Grove), Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Larch is an aged and respected citizen and his sufferings during his death-sickness were intense.

Date: 11/14/1895
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003528
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/8/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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