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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review Thursday, January 21, 1897, Edition
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William Edward Hamilton was born July 27th, 1874, departed this life January 5th, 1897, at the home residence of his mother in this place. The cause of death was pneumonia and catarrhal fever. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done, but the grim monster invaded the home and William is gone. The funeral services wee conducted Friday at 10 a.m., Jan. 8th, by Rev. T. D. Fyffe, formerly a pastor in charge here of the Presbyterian Church, after which the Masonic fraternity of Marshfield and surrounding lodges took charge of the remains and laid them away to rest in the beautiful cemetery of West Lebanon. The floral offerings contributed by loving friends and relatives were of the most exquisite designs. The 'Pillow at Rest,' by Mother, 'The broken wheel,' by sisters indicating the vacant chair in teh home circle, the wreaths of modern Woodmen, the Canoe of the Redmen with the broken oar, the pillows, the wreath, the baskets, the harp, the bouquets, the roses, all indicating the ties of friendship and love that had been severed. Friends and relatives from the following places were present: Danville, Chicago, Decatur, Catlin, Hoopeston, Wellington, Cissna Park, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Covington, Attica, Williamsport, West Lebanon and Hedrick. After the Masonic ceremonies at the grave, the Redmen paid their last sad tribute of respect to their departed brother. Will was a member of three fraternities; the Masons, Redmen of Marshfield, the Modern Woodman of America of Catlin, Ill. Just before death, Will, in his delirious wanderings, came to a stream of water, holding his mother by the hand, he would exclaim, "Hold tight ma." Who knows but this may have been the stream of death separating this life mortal from life immortal. I have known Will from babyhood and watched his growth to manhood. i have associated with him in school both as mate and teacher. One predominating feature of his life was benevolence, he was always glad to divide among his friends and schoolmates anything he had, and greatly will he be missed by those who have surrounded him in manhood for Will was always a friend indeed. Sadly will he be missed from the home circle. He loves his mother with all that love implies. The fraternities, of which he was a worthy member, will miss him, and those that came in daily contact wit hhim can hardly realize that Will is gone. Boswell, Ind., Jan. 11- Jacob Voltz, aged about seventy years, dropped dead from heard trouble on the street here today. He was picked up and carried to the physician's office, but the spark of life had flown and nothing could be done for him. The funeral services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday adn the body will be buried with Masonic and Odd Fellows' ceremonies, the deceased having been an active member of both organizations for many years. He had been married three times and leaves children of his first and second marriage. His third wife survives him. David Cory was instantly killed and his body terribly mangles at the Wabash station in this city last Saturday night. Cory left the first of last week to seek admission to the Soldier's Home at Marion. That institution being overcrowded, he returned to Delphi. At Logansport he took passage on the fast mail train due in Delphi at 8:45. This train does not stop at the station. Cory evidently was not aware of this and neglected to get off at the crossing. He jumped off at the station and his body was thrown under the train. No one saw the accident and his body lay on the track until after a freight train had passed east. The remains were taken to Blythe's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. There was a short funeral service conducted Sunday afternoon and attended byu the Grand Army. The remains were taken to the Masonic Cemetery for interment. With the exception of a sister living in the southern part of the county, Cory leaves no relatives. He was an odd character and was known to many people in Carroll County. When a small boy he was left an orphan. He was given a home by Todd Maxwell and with him lived until he reached manhood's estate. He joined an Indiana battery and did service during the war. He grew a pension and by saving a portion of it he purchased a lot in South Delphi. He disired to build a little house on his lot. Had he been able to secure admission to the Home at Marion he intended letting his pension money accumulate and thus be able to provide himself with a little home. Under the circumstances his tragic death is deeply pathetic. Cory was of a roving disposition. Several years ago he built a little house on wheels and with it visited a number of adjoining cities. This home was large enough to sleep in. It was fitted with cooking utensils and the lonely veteran traveled, slept and ate as he went from place to place, and too all appearances enjoyed life to the uttermost --Delphi Journal Jacob Bennett, a pioneer of Benton County, died at his home in Oxford January 2nd. He was an old member of the Benton County Bar. An infant child of Charles Moreland's died last Sunday morning. The many friends of Mr. Jacob Voltz were sorry to learn of his death, which occurred at Boswell last week. About twenty years ago he was a resident of this place. He was the father of Mrs. Charles House, living near this place.

Date: 1/21/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003581
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 5/13/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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