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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, September 17, 1896 Edition
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Mrs. Emila C. Swisher, wife of William Swisher, deceased, died at her home in West Lebanon where she lived with her son, Allen Tuesday of last week. She was 87 years old and a pioneer resident of the county. The funeral services were held Tuesday morning and were conducted by the Rev. Jakes. She was a life long Methodist. The remains were laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Stephen Briggs, aged 74 years and a prominent citizen of West Lebanon and for years of Pike Township, died at his home in the above city, Saturday noon. For years he purchased stock throughout this section and was a strong factor in the interests of the county. He leaves many friends. The funeral services were held Sunday after which interment was made in West Lebanon Cemetery. Anna, only daughter of Mr. Mrs. James E. Wakely, died of typhoid fever at her home east of Attica, Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. She was 19 years old and a girl of whom it could be said that she had no enemies. Kind and affectionate at home and away from home, she made many friends. She had been sick about ten days. She was buried at West Lebanon Monday morning, Rev. V. L. Veach holding a short service at ten o'clock. The funeral services proper will be conducted at Ambia on next Sunday. A large party came over from Ambia this morning to attend the burial. The infant son of Mrs. Martin of Carbondale, died Sunday. The funeral services were held in the church at the above place Monday at 1:30 o'cock, the Rev. Surface officiating. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. Sara C. Fleming, aged 77 years, died at the home of her son-in-law, A. R. Cadwallader in West Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 7th. The funeral services were held the following Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Universalist Church, the Rev. Guthrie officiating. Interment was made in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. George High of East Kent died Saturday evening at six o'clock of quick consumption. She had been afffected since March with the dreaded disease, when on Saturday evening the death angel came and called her spirit away from this world of trouble and sickness. She was converted to Christ a few weeks ago and sprinkled by the Methodist minister of Covington. She died happy in her belief that there was a happy home prepared for her in the mansions beyond the skies. The funeral was preached by Rev. Delong of Covington and her remains were laid to rest in the Lions Cemetery, there to await the dawn of the resurrection. She leaves a husband, two small children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her death. Martha Brown, sister of Mr. J. Brown of this place, died at her home south of Rainsville, Sept. 11th at 1:30. All extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. Martha J. Brown, the subject of this sketch, was born in Ross County, Ohio, Aug. 24th, 1837, moved to Warren County in 1838, died September 11th, 1896. She leaves to mourn her loss five brothers, two sisters and a mother fo about 83 years of age. The funeral occurred at the old home Sunday, September 13th at 10 o'clock, preached by the Rev. William Wilmer of Attica. Interment took place at 11 o'clock in the Rainsville Cemetery, followed by a large procession of relatives and friends. It was our pleasure to know this lady - to know her in her home life. And as we came with our own grief, we looked in the faces of those around us and found a common sorrow. The old home will not seem the same to us now with Martha gone, and we looked at the peaceful face and hands now at rest and thought of the many blessings she had scattered along the way. She always had a warm welcomes as we recieve at our own fireside. Then she always came with a choice apple of some delicate sweet meat, "to rest you" she said, from your journey. She has always been Aunt Martha to all and a faithful friend, a loving sister and a staff unto the aged mother in the sunset of life. LIfe looks dark in time of bereavement we know it well. How fitting to the gloom to the broaching spirit of sorrow within, though the urn that held our treasure is broken, our hearts are filled with a bright hope, a star whose light never fades. Dying is but to awaken in a brighter morning, so let us think of sunrise, not of sunset. We will miss her in the quiet walks of life, the thought, the friendship and gentle love that makes life dear, these are not in the casket but will live with us until time shall last. Think not of her as dead but living in the Farther's house of many mansions. Truly her ways were pleasantness and all her paths were peace.

Date: 9/17/1896
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003563
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 4/29/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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