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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, December 31, 1896 Edition
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Charles Carpenter died at the home of Gabe Pence in Jordan Township Tuesday from lung fever. He was 28 years old and leaves a wife and two children. He was buried at Boswell where he has relatives. Mrs. Levi Leslie died at her home at the Springs Friday, December 17th, aged about 60 years. Her husband died but a short time ago. She was highly respected. John Lytle, a pioneer, living about a mile east of Rossville, Ill., died last week. He was highly respected. Mrs. Malinda Fleming was born in Kentucky June 20th, 1818 and died at the home of her son, P. W. Fleming in this city, December 22nd, 1896, aged 78 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was the second child of William and Malinda Clifton, who moved to Indiana in 1834 and settled in the south part of Richland Township, Fountain County where they lived until death. The family consisted of eight children, Nancy, Malinda, Sarah, Thomas, Housen, father of T. A. Clifton of this place, Elizabeth, Robert and Martha, all of whom except the latter, have crossed to the unknown shore. Malinda was married in 1837 to Cornelius Fleming and they settled near West Lebanon, one of the early pioneers of this county, where the two lived until Mr. Fleming's death some ten years ago. There were born six boys. Four grew to man of respectability and filled places of trust and influence in the county and are well known. Mrs. Fleming, since the death of her husband in 1886, has been ill at ease and often expressed that she felt that her life work was done and that she could welcome the Grim Visitor. Though feeble, she was in fair health until some two weeks ago when she contracted a severe cold, which developed into pneumonia and death came after but a few days of illness. She passed away as peacefully as she had lived. Her life work was done. The body was prepared for burial and moved on Tuesday to the old home place now that of her son Frank, near West Lebanon, where the funeral services were conducted by the M. E. pastor Rev. Sheagley at 1:30 p.m., last Wednesday, after which the remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the west Lebanon Cemetery. Malinda Fleming's friends were warm and close ones. She was a devoted wife and mother and did what she could could. Her family tells of her worth. She was true and faithful unto death, and earned her immortal crowning. Death had no terrors. She sweetly fell asleep. Mrs. Malinda DeHart, the venerable mother of Col. R. P. DeHart, died at 12 o'clock Tuesday at the home of her son, Dr. Gideon DeHart, in Williamsport. She was born in Ohio near Cincinnati, and was in her 87th year. She and her husband came to Indiana in 1852, locating near Logansport, afterward removing to Lafayette. For many years they resided in West Lafayette, where they were well known and universally respected. The following children survive, viz: Col. R. P. DeHart, Wm M. DeHart of Port Ewen, N. Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Pettijohn of Kansas City, D. Gideon DeHart of Williamsport, Mrs. Lemuel Thornell of Girard, Kansas, Mrs. J. O. Wiles of Fowler, Mrs. Mary Halsey of Los Angeles, Cal., G. DeHart of Kansas City, Mo. Thursday the remains were brought to this city and interred beside those of her husband in Springvale Cemetery. The older residents on both sides of the river will be pained to learn of the death of Mrs. DeHart.

Date: 12/31/1896
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003572
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 5/6/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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