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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 4, 1896 Edition
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Lou Landon, son of Samuel Landon, well known in this and adjoining counties, died in the hospital at Kankakee, Ill., where he was under treatment last Friday and the body was brought to the home of William Mawherter, north of this place Saturday evening where it remained until Sunday when the funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Wilmer were held from the Presbyterian Church in Atica and interment made in Riverside Cemetery. Lou, when we first met him, was a young man of great promise, but in late years disease marked him as its own and his struggle for life, though hopeless, was heric. He leaves a fond mother and a brother to mourn his early death. The coroner was notified Thursday noon of the finding of the dead body of John Nern Jr., in his room at Rainsville that morning and asked to dispose of the case. The coroner went to Rainsville Thursday afternoon and held an inquest, which developed the following facts. John lived in a small house to the rear of his brother's store. He was in his usual health Monday and Tuesday, but had been slightly under the influence of drink in which he sometimes indulged. He was not missed until about eight o'clock Thursday morning when the door was pushed open by a passerby and the body discovered lying upon the left side in bed apparently asleep. Decomposition had set in and it was evident that he had then been dead at least thirty-six hours. A number of witnesses were examined; among them Drs. Bernard and Hubbard. The verdict of the coroner was that death resulted from heart failure. The remains were taken to the home of a brother W. A. Nern, and prepared for burial. The funeral services conducted by Rev. Maxwell of Attica were held from the church Sunday after which the remains were laid to rest in Rainsville Cemetery. John W. Nern was born in Warren County, Ind., Nov. 2nd, 1856, died May 27th, 1896, of heart failure at his home, aged 39 years, 6 months and 25 days. He was the son of Andrew and Catherine Nern. He was married to Olive E. Seigler, May 22nd, 1878. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and three children- John N. aged 17 and a half years, Edward C. 16 years and Olive O. aged 14 years, an aged mother, two brother, Henry Nern living in Parkersburg W. Va., William Nern, living in Rainsville, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. George Coleman of Bellrea, Ohio. John was of genial disposition and had many warm friends and it is said loved by all who knew him. He was ever willing to give a helpful hand in times of need adn in times of sorrow. It was he who spoke words of comfort. The funeral occurred from the M. E. Church at Rainsville, May 30th at 2 o'clock p.m., conducted by the Rev. Maxwell of Attica, Ind. And as tender hands laid to rest all that was mortal, we thought with sorrowing hearts of the aged mother in the far off home who would never on earth see the boy she loved so well, and our prayer goes up to Him whose strength is our shield to sustain her in this great sorrow. We have often heard John express a hope of life eternal and where the sweet voices lost to earth, sing the new song where the grand, the good and the true sing praises to God and to the Lamb, where he is safely gathered. Greater comfort that the sun goes down but does not go out. It shines elsewhere and for others, so it is with the sun of the soul. The jewel in the casket has taken its flight, but in the abode of pure spirits there he is forever blest.

Date: 6/4/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003554
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/29/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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