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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 8, 1897 Edition
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Anna E. Ruark, (nee Hackney) died at her home at the Indiana Mineral Springs, ind., March 31st, 1897, aged 27 years, 8 months, and 26 days. She was born near here July 5th, 1869, and was reared to womanhood in this county being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Hackney. She was united in marriage September 22nd, 1895 to W. P. Ruark of the Springs by the Rev. Wilmer, with whom she lived happy until death. She as the second wife of Mr. Ruark who has been engaged in the grocery business at the Springs for some years and who is a most exemplary citizen. A sweet baby boy was born to them on March 20, 1897, and she seemed to be getting on nicely when complications set in which speedily resulted in her death from blood poison. She was conscious almost to the last and realizing that life was short with her, called her loved ones about her, giving the parting council and direction and saying farewell. She was willing to go, but expressed herself as much concerned for the welfare of those she left behind. As we stand within the shadows of death and contemplate such scenes we realize the utter helplessness of human aid. The infinite alone can reach down and gather up the broken chords and binding them together, bid us look up and take comfort. Such scenes are too sacred for description for they touch only the borderland of that Unknown Shore. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the residence, conducted by the Rev. Wilmer, after which interment took place in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. John Silva died suddenly from an overdose of chloral at her home in State Line City last Thursday night. She had been in attendance on the late Mrs. Ruark at the Springs for some time and was feeling much depressed upon her return home. She was, on such occasions, in the habit of taking small douses of this drug and in taking it for stimulation took from the wrong bottle, which had not been diluted. The resuld was paralysis of the heart, death following in a few moments. The burial services were held on Saturday. George, son of John and Mary Nern of Locust Grove, died Monday, 29th of March of lung fever, aged 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. Mr. John Salts was born in Ohio, July 24th, 1824, and died at his home in Steuben Township on March 23d, 1897, aged 73 years, 7 months and 20 days. Deceased was a son of John Salts who moved to Indiana at an early day and settled near where they both died. When 33 years of age, he united with the Christian Church and continued a member until his death. He had been in poor health for some time and on the day of his death, he got up and walked out in the yard, and was taken with heart trouble, falling unconscious to the ground. He was carried into the house and died at 7:30. The funeral was preached at the house on March 25th by Rev. Ewen, after which his remains were entered in the Lyons Cemetery Covington H. Cronkhite was born October 21st, 1851, and died March 22d, 1897, aged 45 years, 5 months and 1 day. When but a child he was taken with a severe fever, which left him with scrofula in the back of his neck, and was the cause of his mental condition. Covey was of a mild disposition, always trying to please those who were good to him, and always kind and dutiful to his mother, who will miss him more than any one can realize. He leaves a mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters, who will sadly miss him in the home circle. His funeral was preached in the Christian Church by Rev. Mavity on Wednesday, March 24th, at 2 p.m., after which his body was laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery.

Date: 4/8/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003591
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/10/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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