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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, May 14, 1896 Edition
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A young man about seventeen, named Callahan of Lafayette, was drowned while bathing in the Wabash River near the Junction on Wednesday afternoon of last week. The body had not been found at last report. Isaiah Houpt departed this life at his home in Liberty Township, Warren County, Indiana, April 30th, 1896, death being caused by a horse falling upon him. He was born in Frederick County, Maryland in 1837, making him 59 years, 4 months and 1 day old at the time of his death. He was the eldest of eleven children, and was married to Amanda Warrenfelt in the year 1860. To them were born two children, Charles E. and Elenora F. Houpt. Amanda departed this life in the spring of 1864, after which Mr. Houpt came to Warren County during the same year. He was afterward married to Elizabeth Warrenfelt in January 1864. To them were born 8 children, Rufus S., Dawson A., Carrie A., Sarah E., Arby S., Cora A., Chester A., and Isaiah E., Houpt, all of whom still survive him, except Chester A., also a wife, a mother, five brothers and one sister, who mourn his death. He first located on Mr. Thomas Crone's place, three miles southeast of West Lebanon, living there until his death. He became a member of the M. E. Church in the year of our Lord 1873, being a faithful member and a hard worker in the cause until death. The funeral services were held from the residence on Sunday, May 3rd, 1896, at 10:30, Revs. Myers and Wilmer officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery, followed by a host of friends and relatives. The services at the grave were in charge of the K of H of which order he was a member. Last Friday Frank Armstrong, who resides a few miles northeast of Windfall, sent Henry Akers, who was working for him, to the woods to catch a young horse that they wanted to use. It was just after the noon hour and Armstrong went to work on a new house that he was building. Nothing more was thought of Akers till towards evening when they wondered why he did not come in. A search was made and his body was found, stiff in death. It is supposed that Akers had caught the horse and attempted to ride him without a bridle and that he was thrown to the ground and kicked to death. He was dragged a distance of about forty feet, both shoes were torn off and his body terribly bruised. Mrs. T. A. Martin of Williamsport, while cleaning house, ran a tack in her foot. Four days later she died of blood poisoning. Mrs. Martin's sister died about one year ago from a similar mishap. John Seibert of Covington took his own life with strychnine last Thursday. He was madly in love with Alice Ackerman, but she refused him. John Hann, aged 50 years, a well known farmer living six miles north of Otterbein, suicided last Saturday by cutting his throat with a razor. Tuesday evening, April 28th, the Beech Grove neighborhood was thrown into deepest sorrow over the sudden death of a beloved neighbor, favorably known throughout this section of the country as "Uncle Billy" Patton. Without a moment's warning he succumbed to the cold and deathly embrace of heart failure, which had long been annoying his system. The light is blown out and leaves the world the priceless clay wherein lived a good man. The sad winds of the night echoed the requiem-" 'Uncle Billy' Patton is dead." In the arms of his beloved companion, who through all his life had assisted him with the burdens of the daily walks, and sympathized with him as a Christian woman, he breathed his last and his spirit took flight to the unseen world of joy and peace. William Evans Patton was born March 13th, 1832 in Fountain County, Ind., and died April 28th, 1896, aged 64 years, 1 month and 15 days. During his early life he, like other men of his years, had difficulty in obtaining a sufficent amount of education. He has been a resident of this county for many years, having control of a small farm in that neighborhood. Fortune never smiled on him, and was kept humble that he might drink in the teachings of the scriptures and live upright in the eyes of his fellowman. He was married to Miss Marry Ann Davis, May 19th, 1861. To this union was born eight children, four sons and four daughters. Seven of this number survives their father, viz: Mrs. Frank Wysong, Mrs Joseph Wysong, Mrs. Andrew Fields, Edward, Isaac, Alonzo and William Jr. All are married except latter two mentioned. On the following Thursday his friends and relatives joined to give due honor to his remains and lay them away in peace. Rev. George Ogle conducted very impressive services after which the concourse of sympathizers repaired to the West Lebanon Cemetery where all that was mortal of a good man was laid away from the toils of this life. He was a Christian character, and no enemies were listed among his acquaintances. He was truly an unright citizen in every respect, and will be an irreparable loss and a great sorrow to the neighborhood. May those who are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father, be consoled in the sweet thought that he was gone to his reward where the celestial lights of eternal day burn forever in God's own rightousness.

Date: 5/14/1896
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003548
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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