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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review Thursday April 1, 1897 Edition
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Mrs. W.P. Ruark died at her home at the Indiana Mineral Springs wednesday. Mrs. Ruark became a mother some days since and her death is the result of complications resulting there from. Funeral services will be held tomorrow. Joseph Lusk, a former Attica Citizen, was buried from his home in Lafayette Tuesday. Caroline (Clawson) Ammerman, late wife of J.W. Ammerman Sr., of this place, was born in Pribble County, Ohio in 1829; came to this county with her husband in 1863, and died at her home in this place March 26th, 1897 aged 68 years, 1 month and 16 days. Caroline Clawson was the second wife of Mr. Ammerman and the mother of nine children, four boys and three girls, which with the husband, all of whitch were present at the funeral, survivie her. At the age of 16 years, she became a member of the Christian Church in wich she lived until coming to this state when with her husband she joined the Universalist Church always, however, adhearing to her early church belifes and died in Christ. She was a devoted wife and mother and made a host of friends from her amiable disposition wherever she lived, being always ready to comfort, aid and sympathize. She was an earnest member of the Eastern Star and the esteem in which she was held was fully exemplified in the marked tributes of respect shown by her bereaved sister. The greater part of Mrs. Ammerman's life was spent in this county, where she with her husband have lived many years always manifesting push and enterprise, whitch has made them a blessing to any community. The funeral service were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M.E. Church, conducted by Revs. Warren and Harper, after which the ceremonies were conducted by the Eastern Star and the remains were laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery after the customs of the order. The floral tributes were very fine representing the different emblems of the order. Nelson Braden died at the home of his mother, Mrs james McClaflin, in this place about 4 o'clock Sunday morning, aged 21 years, 7 months and 16 days. As stated last week, he had been ill for the past eighteen months and confined to his room and couch since November. His death was the result of a bone tumor, which formed upon the anterior of the spinal columm and so compressed the internal organs that nutrition became impossible, death practically resulting from starvation. His suffering was untold and since it was impossible to save him, death was a relife. Nelson was the oldest son of Joseph Braden and wife and was born in Noble County, august 12, 1897, his father dying when he was but 5 years old. Withhis mother and the rest of the family he moved to gerard, kansas, where at the ageof 12, nelson engaged in business, and was full of energy and push. In 1891 the family returned to this state and county, where they lived upon the farm, the mother having married James mcClafin. In1893 Nelson conducted a meat market in this place, having learned this trade, and latter in Attica in 1895. On May 21, 1896 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Pummel of Attica, who survives him and with whom he lived most happily until death. In August of 1896 they moved to Alexandria, Ind., where Mr. Bradenwas employed in the meat market, but owing tofailing health had to resign this position in November. Theirs was a most happy home and the young wife now sits shrouded in deep sorrow, the pangs of which, none but those who have suffered it, can appreciate fully. Nelson's death is particularly sad because it comes just when life seemed to open full of promise. The funeral service underthe dirction of Rev. Wm Wilmer were held wednesday afternoon. A brief service of song and prayer was held at the residence of Mrs. McClaflin in this place at 1 p.m., after which the remains were taken to the Christian Church, Attica, where the usual funeral services were held, after which interment took place in Riverside Cemetery. Nelson was prepared to go. In anticipation of death's hour, he had given his heart to god and made his peace with his Maker, expressing himself in willingness to the divine command as ready to go and that all was well. Elisha hitchens was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, August 10th, 1806 and and after a pilgrimage of nearly 91 years, death, "the shadow with the keys, who waits to reveal to us the grand secret," opened the door on March 24th, 1897, and bid the perfected soul pass through into the land of rest. On June 11th, Elisha itchens and Mary King were united in marrige. Of this union were born two daughters and one son. The son, Scott Hitchens, whowill be always remembered by those who knew him for his rare musical talants, preceded his parents into the Unknown Country in 1873, his mother following in 1879. the daughters, Mrs Martha j. Kent and Mrs. Sarah Miller, survive and ministered to their father through all his failing days. In 1841 Mr. Hitchens with his family moved to Williamsport, Indiana, where he spent the fifty-six years that remained to him of earthly life. He was activly engaged in business until very recent years, and was in close sympathy with every movement relating to the moral and material welfare of the community. At a very early age he became identified with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Some years after his removeal to williamsport, he transfered his membership to the Presbyterian Church, for whose advancement he gave his best energies and on whoes services he was a faithful attendant, until increasing years deprived him of his hearing. His memory was remarkable and remained in its full vigor until within a month or less of his death. Almost the only book he cared to read in the past ten years was the Bible, which he dwelt upon so constantly that he could repeat it almost from cover to cover. Last july the change began and after the Christmas holidays the decline was rapid. Gradually the readings ceased, until at last the well worn book was laid aside to be taken up no more. The dim eyes no longer tracedits lines; but as the eyes were dimmed to things of earth, they were opened to the vision of eyes baptized and washed in the dews of a celestial clarity and the eternal pilgrim of the infinite reached the goal of his pilgrimage, the New Jerusalem.

Date: 4/1/1897
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003589
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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