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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review Thursday, December 17, 1896 Edition
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A. J. Brooks, aged about 70, died at his home in Pine Village Saturday from dropsy. He has been a sufferer for some time past. The funeral services conducted by the Rev. Boffman of the Free Methodist Church was held from the M. E. Church in Pine Village Sunday, after which interment was made in the Pine Village Cemetery. Rev. Johm F. Sale, Sr., son of Robert and Mary M. Sale, was born in Wayne Township, Warren County, O., Dec. 9, 1809 and departed this life Dec. 10, 1896, his age being 87 years and 1 day. His father having died when he was quite young, the cares of widowed mother and seven children devolved on him as guardian and overseer, and though quite young, right well did he perform the burden put upon him. He was married to Lydia Ann Wilkenson of Warren County, O., Feb. 27, 1834 and unto this union was born seven children, Robert, William W., Mary M., Martha A., Harriet E., Sarah and John F. Jr.; all the children survive him except Robert, who died June 28th, 1858. On Dec. 1840, he was converted and joined the M. E. Church and of which he has been a constant and consistent member unto the day of his death. He had been a leader of his class in Pine Village for almost 40 years. The minister who was in charge when Brother Sale became a member was the Rev. Hill, who was the son-in-law of Bishop Soule. In 1858, he was licensed as an exhorter in the church of his choice and later on was licensed as a local preacher and in which duty he remained faithful until declining health called him off and to lay aside the duty he so much loved. Many are the persons whom he has been instrumental in leading to Christ and helped to keep faithful. On Nov. 5th, 1865 his wife, the choice of his younger days, passed into eternity. On Jan. 27th, 1879, he and Elizabeth A. Metsker, who survives him, were married and it can truthfully be said that a more agreeable union than this could not occur. She was ever ready to administer to all his afflictions. He was a longand constant sufferer from the dread disease that called him to his long home. He made a heroic struggle in the conflict of life. Just a litle while before his death, he called W. W. Fenton to his beside with whom he made all arrangements for his last sad ritese; he selected a text for the funeral, found in II Tim., chapter 4, verses 7 and 8 and the music in connection therewith. He was long and favorably known in this community. His faithful, daily work was a benediction to all who knew him. He was heard several times to thank God for his saving power and his prospects of eternal happiness when done with the cares of this world. The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church in Pine Village, Saturday, Dec. 12, 1896, at 11:00 o'clock. He was laid to await the final call in the cemetery near Pine Village. Services were conducted by D. I. Todgers, his pastor.

Date: 12/17/1896
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003580
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 5/13/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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