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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, February 13, 1896 Edition
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Mathias Luppold, an old and well-known citizen of this county, died at his home in this place Sunday afternoon within a few minutes of 3 o'clock after a protracted ilness from bowel complications, aged a little over seventy years. The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Eli Myers, were held at the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, after which interment was made on the new family lot in Hillside cemetery. Obituary will appear later. Fay Routzhan, son of William Routzhan, died at his home near West Lebanon, Friday evening, February 7th, from congestion of the bowels. Interment took place Saturday in the West Lebanon Cemetery. August Klage was found with his skull crushed and dead in the street in front of William Cavanaugh's residence in Danville, Ill., last Friday morning. Cavanaugh and wife, who bear a bad name, have been arrested. Charles Schroll, who is supposed to have done the killing, has also been arrested. Charley Leroy Kerst, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kerst died 3 miles west of Williamsport, Feb. 2, 1896, aged 7 months and 16 days. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kerst, A. F. Surface officiating. Little Charley came as a beautiful rosebud to bloom for a few days and then to wither and pass away. Another little bud has gone to dwell with Him who doeth all things well. He shall gather the lambs with His arms and carry them in His bosom. For now we see through a glass darkly but then face-to-face, now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. May the parents and friends of this darling one feel they have a stronger tie in the home beyond. Mrs Miranda Jane Wood Swank, wife of James Swank of this place, was born January 12th, 1839 at the old homestead in Pike township, this county, and was the daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Wood, pioneers of the county. She died of consumption at her home in this place February 5th, 1896, aged 57 years and 27 days. Mrs. Swank was one of the 3 children of a large family, which reached maturity, all the rest having died in early childhood. Fletcher Wood of Pike Township, and Mrs. Mary Miller of pittsburgh, Pa., still survives. She was united in marriage to James Swank, who still survives her, in 1857, and they at once opened a home on the Barrens in Pike Township where they lived until 1889 when they moved to their late home in this city. To them were born two children, a girl who died in early childhood and Dr. Swank of this place well adn facorably known all over Warren County. Mrs. Swank was also a mother to others. At the age of 5 years, H. D. Billings was left without a mother's care and Mrs. Swank took him as her own and was a mother in every sense of the term to the lad. Both the lives of these boys show the full Christian influence of a loving mother and that influence to them, now that she is gone is just beginning to be realized and thus fully appreciated. Mrs. James Swank was a devoted Christian throughout life, having united at the age of 15 years with the Chirstian Church. She lived and died a consistent Chirstian. The funeral services, conducted by Elder M. V. Grisso in a most impressive manner, were held at the deceased's late residence Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, February 6th, 1896, after which loving hands bore the remains, followed by a large circle of friends to the West Lebanon Cemetery where they were laid to rest by the side of the dear little girl who passed so many years ago. Mother's place is vacant and the house is sad and lonely, but she lives and is enshrined within the hearts of those she loved.

Date: 2/13/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003536
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/15/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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