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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, March 26, 1896 Edition
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It seems that an injustice was done the memory of the late Mrs. Carithers of West Lebanon, when it was stated in the Review that she left all her property to the church, and an invalid sister to the charities of the world. Our second information is to the effect that this is not true, but that the sister in question is the first consideration in the will. The Review has no desire to misrepresent, and more especially so when it comes to the memory of the silent dead. People should be very careful how they represent matters to the newspaper, which must take their statements in matters of news. Semer Rhode was born in Wayne Co., Ind., April 28th, 1825. He moved to Warren Co., Ind., in 1828 with his parents where he resided until his death. He was united in marriage to Matilda M. Pearce, Sept. 9th, 1852 and to them were born one son and three daughters of whom all survive him, except the oldest daughter, who died March 11th, 1855. He departed this life March 5th, 1896, aged 70 years, 10 months and 6 days. He leaves a wife and three children and one grandchild besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His family has lost a kind and loving husband and father and the community a good and kind neighbor. He was taken with that dread disease, paralysis, one year ago. His right side was paralyzed, losing the use of his hand and arm and his speech. He never got so he could talk very well and only walk by the aid of his cane. Three weeks before his death he was taken with catarrhal fever and la grippe, which proved fatal. The funeral services were held at the family residence on Saturday at 12 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Rodgers, after which interment was made in the Gray Cemetery. Mrs. Ella Haven, sister of John A. Hatton of this place, who has lived at Bloomington, Ill., the past few years, died at the above place the 17th insant. Mrs. Haven was well and favorably known in Fountain County where she many friends. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Wm Wilmer on the 19th inst., at Beulah Church in Fountain County where the remains were laid to rest. Mrs. Haven left a babe but a few days old. Lemuel Wood, whose illness with pneumonia we chronicled last week, died at his home in Attica last Thursday morning about 10 o'clock. The remains, prepared for burial, were brought to this place Thursday evening and kept at the home of his brother, Sylvester, until 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, when funeral services, conducted by the Rev Myers, were held at the M. E. Church after which interment took place in Hillside Cemetery. Deceased was well known in this county and leaves a wife and three small children with many friends to mourn his death. He but recently insured his life in one of the old-line companies for $1,000. He was 40 years old.

Date: 3/26/1896
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003545
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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