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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, December 10, 1896 Edition
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The jury in the Tobards murder trial at Covington returned their verdict at 1:30 Saturday morning, finding the prisoner guilty. He was sentenced to 21 years in the penitentiary. The crime for which Barney Robards and James Davis were under indictment, and for which Robards has been on trial was committed on the 21st day of last May at Judson, a town of about 300 or 400 inhabitants, situated in Parke County. Robards, Davis, Berry and some other parties were in a barn. A young man by the name of Burton appealed to the men to be quiet and not use such loud and improper language. A quarrel ensued. Burton was hit on the side of the face by Robards and nearly knocked down. In the meantime the marshal had been informed of the trouble and was looking for Robards and Davis. The marshal when told that Robards and Davis had just turned the corner around of the street in the direction of the railroad, passed on down that way. This was about 8:30 o'clock. He had scarcely walked a dozen yards until the report of a gun was heard. The few people who were standing on the platform at the depot hurried in the direction that Marshal Newkirk had gone. The came upon his body laying on the ground with a gaping wound in his left breast. A physician was summoned, but his services were of no avail; a gasp, a shudder, and John Newkirk, the town marshal was dead. --Attica News Annie Ford (nee) Ridenour who was a beloved sister who was called rom us, and who has gone to walk the streets of a fairer city beyond, was born in Warren County, Ind., January 27th, 1869, and died at her home near Walnut Grove, Nov. 30th at 11:30 o'clock a.m. She was the only daughter of James Ridenour, who is an old and respected citizen of this county. She was a faithful member of the M. E. Church and often testified as to her love of the Savior. In September 1889, she was united in marriage to Wesley Ford of Ambia, and ot this union was born two sons, James & Chauncy, both of whom departed this life in early babyhood. Annie was loved by all who knew her and although we weep that her stay with us was not onger, we believe her life to be a long one, for we believe with Young, the poet: "That life is long which answers life's great end." What is our earthly loss is her heavenly gain. She died suddenly, but had been for many years a sufferer from that terrible disease, diabetes. The father, mother adn brother have the sympathy of the entire community in this their dark hour of bereavement. Ravenna, O., Nov. 20- "Big Marie," Mary Edwards, the abnormally fat woman, was buried by the township trustee this afternoon. The coffin, which the body was seen by several hundred people, was three feet wide, seven feet long, and contained 700 pounds of wight. The remains were driven through Main Street in a wagon, no hearse being large enough. The pallbearers walked at the side. The wagon was followed by a carriage containing her grief stricken husband, the members of the Epworth League and a few private conveyances. Mrs. Edwards was well known in this place, her maiden name being Williams. This was her girlhood home and she resided here until the last four or five years.

Date: 12/10/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003579
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 5/13/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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