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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, January 2, 1896 Edition
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William Hickman died at his home in Rainsville, November 24th, 1895, at the age of 69 years. About eight months before his death, he had the la grippe, when he took cold and settled around the heart, finally resulting in dropsy of the heart. His sufferings were great; for six weeks he could not lay down one whole night at a timeand all that a good doctor and loving hands could do was done, but he could not get well. He said if his time had come he was glad and willing to go. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his death. Burial services took place November 25th at 2 o'clock at the Rainsville Cemetery under the auspices of the Grand Army Post of which he was a member. The little daughter of Albert Johnson of Valparaiso died the 13th, ult. from pneumonia. Little Ruby was a very bright child and Albert's many friends here greatly sympathize with him and his good wife in their great loss. On Christmas Day was celebrated the Golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fix of Walnut Grove. Although the weather was bad about seventy-five relatives and friends assembled to honor the happy couple. An elegant dinner was served. Everyone had a very pleasant day and Mr. and Mrs. Fix were happy in the good wishes of their friends. Mr. Charles Fix was born in Berks County, Pa., July 3rd, 1820. Mrs. Fix was born in Berks County, Pa., Feb. 2nd, 1825 (hermaiden name being Susan Linneger). They were united in marriage in reading, Pa., Dev. 25th, 1845 by Rev. Miller of the Lutheran Church. They removed to Indiana in 1855 to the farm they now live on near Locust Grove in Prairie Township, Warren County, Indiana, where they have lived a happy and prosperous life. There were born to them eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, two sons and two daughters being dead. Zachariah Gephart was born near Middleton, Butler County, ohio, Ovt., 5th, 1823 and died in Independence, Warren County, Ind., Dev. 18th, 1895, aged 72 yaers, 2 months and 13 days. Nov. 17th, 1844 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Davis. To this union were born fourteen children, thirteen of whom are living, six sons and seven daughters, namely: A.W., B. F., Peter, Charles, Zachariah and William. The daughters are Mrs. Eliza Stewart, Mrs. Ella Sanderland, Mrs. Mary A. Timmons, Mrs. Lydia Ranson, Mrs. Christiana Johnson, Mrs. Sarah A. Manly and Miss Nettie Gephart. In the fall of 1864 he removed to Independence where he has ever since resided up to the time of his death. During the summer of 1888 he united with the U. B. Church and has ever since lived a faithful Christian. He also had fifty-four grandchildren, forty-four of whom are living and six great grandchildren. He also leaves a large concourse of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was carried to his last resting place by six of his loving grandsons. He has gone where no sorrow or pain is ever known and where he will always be happy in the arms of Jesus, and waiting to meet him at the other shore, we bid him a last goodbye. It took 3 victims Tuesday to satisfy the Moloch of the Parke County miners. At about the same hour, 10 or 11 o'clock, two accidents occurred resulting in the instant death of one man and fatal wounding of two others. In mine No. 3 at Coxville, operated by the Brazil Block Coal Company, by a fall of slate, John Hoken, a Finlander, had his neck broken, death being instantaneous. He was a new man, having only a few days ago come from Chicago. He was a shoveler. At the same time, John Davey, brother of Joe, who was placing timbers, was caught and so badly crushed that he died last night. In mine No. 6 at Tosedale, operated by the Parke County Coal Company, Edward Opendorf, who was driving a car loaded with coal, fell under it in such a way that he was crushed so badly that he died at 4 o'clock. Opendorf was working his first half day since returning from the penitentiary, having only last week completed a term of two years for complicity in the murder of one Kline at Lyford. Coroner H. E. Newlin was called and held inquests on the three men. --Rockville Republican

Date: 1/2/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003532
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/15/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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