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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review Thursday, Febuary 25, 1897 Edition
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George, the three weeks old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. William Cottingham, died at 11 o'clock Thursday night from congestion of the lungs. The little one had been ill about a week. The father, who had gone south , was summoned home early in the week but could not arrive until Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held from the residence Monday morning at 9 o'clock internment being made in Hillside Cemetery. The little one was a sweet babe and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of all. The funeral of W. H. Lamb, one of the old public servents of Fountain County, was held in Covington last Wednesday, under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of the above place. It is said to have been the largest ever held in Fountain County. Mr Lamb was County Auditor and Deputy for a number of years. John Merle Newhouse This bright boy, bron May 29th, 1887 at Allahabad, India, is the son of Rev. F. d> and Ida K. Newhouse., their first born. He died at Blue Earth City, Minn., Feb. 17th, 1897, at the age of 9 years, 8 months and 18 days. Funeral ices were held in Blue Earth City after which the remains were brought here for interment, when an additional service at the urgent request of friends, was held in the M. E. Church on Sunday morning, Feb21st at 10 o'clock, followed by interment in Hillside Cemetery. The pallbearers were Joseph Biggs, Sammie Freuch, Guy Stephens and Clyde Titus. As at Blue Earth City, every citizen here mourns with brother and sister Newhouse who are bound to us with both kindred and fellowship ties, over the loss of this their cherished jewel. But God gave and God has taken away. Eternity His plan and purpose will reveal. John Merle was a loved child, much older than his years, and being given to his parents in a foreign land and the oldest, was doted upon. Especially will little merle be missed by his father whose almost constant companion he was and in whose library he delighted to spend his leisure hours at play and amoung his father's books. He was taken ill on Saturday afternoon of febuary 13th and a physician was called who did not fully comprehend the nature of the disease. He grew much worse and another physician was called later, who pronounced his disease appeddicitis. All was done that could be, but little merle grew steadily worse until death came on the Wedensday folloing. The many friends of brother and sister Newhouse mourn with them that this Bud of Promise had so soon be Transplanted. Mrs. Mary Gullett Hickmam was born Feb. 8th, 1814 in Rent County, Del. and died Feb. 13th, 1897, aged 83 years and 5 days. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Newton Little in Adams Township, Warren County, Ind. the deceased was married to Peter J. Hickmam, Jan. 13th, 1831 and of this union were born 11 children: James H., Albert G., William R., Mrs. M. C. Little, John Wesley and Eliza Wilson, all of whom survive her save the last two who together with her husband havwe gone before. Also there are 46 grand children and 49 great grand children. The deceased united with the M. E. Church in childhood and was a constant member until death. She with her husband moved from Delaware in 1832 and settled in Warren County, near her last resting place. The funeral service were held at Bethel Church Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 1897, at 12 o'clock and in the cemetery by the church her remains were lain away to wait the final summons. The services Where conducted by the writter. D. A. Rodgers

Date: 2/25/1897
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003587
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 5/20/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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