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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 9, 1896 Edition
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Bertha, the 17-year-old daughter of James Grames near Rainsville, died after several weeks' illness Monday forenoon. She was compelled to quit school about five weeks ago and up to within a few hours of her death was not thought to be dangerous. She is thought to have died with lung trouble. The funeral servies took place Wednesday afternoon from the family residence after which interment took place in Rainsville Cemetery. Henry Loyd, the eight months old son of Cunningham and Mrs. Brown, died at their home in Old Town Saturday afternoon from congestion of the stomach bowels. The little one was an extremely bright baby and was only sick a few hours. The pride of the household has been taken an the loving parents are under a deep cloud of sorrow. The funeral servies were conducted by the pastor, from the M. E. Church at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon and amid a garland of Easter flowers the little one was consigned to rest in the arms of a risen Savior, while earth friends sorrow, yet not as those who have no hope. The bereaved ones desire to thank all for their kind ministrations during this sad occasion. John Seavers, who lived about four miles east of Rossville, Ill., near the state ling, was buried in Hillside Cemetery near this place Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Seavers was the grandfather of Mrs. Abe Payton who lives in the northwest part of the county and was about 87 years old. He died Sunday morning frmo old age and general debility. Mrs. Hugh MeHaffy living north of Rainsville died after a long illness from a complication of diseases Sunday evening. The funeral services were held Tuesday. Hallie McGahn, the subject of this sketch, the youngest son of Simeon and Ella McGahn, died at his home west of Green Hill Saturday morning, April 4th, 1896, aged 10 years, 7 months and 3 days. He was taken ill on Monday with congestion of the stomach and all that loving hands could do was done to relieve him but to no avail. His sufferings were great till Saturday morning when death came and relieved him. Although so young, he told his parents all through his sickness that he could not recover. He was a kind and obedient child and loved by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted from the home on April 5th at eleven o'clock by Rev. Joel Cowgill, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Green Hill Cemetery to which they were followed by a long list of mourning relatives and friends. Howell Ferguson died at his home in this place Monday noon, after a long illness from consumption. Mr. Ferguson was a Union soldier, having contracted the germ of his disease while in his service. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Surface were held Wednesday. Peter Munson, an old and respected citizen of Logan Township, Fountain County, died Sunday, aged 74 years. He had been in poor health for some time. He was born in Sweden. Thomas Jackson, a recluse, eighty years old, living in a little cabin at Coal Creek, was found dead in his home. Some years ago he sold his farm, but when the new owner demanded possession he grieved so much over leaving that he was permitted to erect the little cabin, where he continued to live until his death. It is surmised that he has considerable wealth hidden about the premises. Joseph A. Timmons, ex-trustee of Jordan Township, Jasper County and a prominent citizen, committed suicide by blowing out his brains. The deed was committed in the presence of his family, he having prepared ostensibly for a hunting trip.

Date: 4/9/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003543
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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