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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 29, 1897 Edition
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When the coffin of George Skelton was being lowered into its grave at the Russellville Cemetery near Crawfordsville Wednesday, a posse of twenty horse thief detectives rode up and attempted to arrest Charles and Henry Skelton, brothers of the deceased. Charles and Henry Skelton last winter were indicted for stealing turkeys adn fled, but returned to attend the funeral of their brother. A sharp fight occurred, but the Skeltons, aided by their friends, jumped into a buggy and drove away at a runaway gait. The mounted detectives followed, and after a two mile chase, the horse of the Skeltons' fell. Both men then ran, and Henry, by teh aid of his revolver, escaped. Charles was captured and is now in Crawfordsville jail. --Attica Ledger Mrs. Josie Beckett-Shoemaker was born in Warren County, Ind., on October 2nd, 1862, and died April 18th, 1897, aged 34 years, 6 months and 16 days. She was a teacher in teh public schools in Warren County for twelve years. She was married April 6th, 1893 to Albert R. Shoemaker, who survives her to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife. Two children were born to them; Jessie aged 3 years, and Walter, who died July 7th, 1896 at the age of 6 months. Mrs. Shoemaker united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Gopher Hill, Warren County, Ind., February 20th, 1894, and was received into full membership June 29th, 1884. She again renewed her membership with the class at State Line City, August 29th, 2896. Her late sickness-pulmonic affliction- was of short duration, in which she was fully residned to the Lord's will; her trust was complete, having fuly comprehended her condition. He died filled with joy and shouted "Jesus Saves." Funeral services took place at the M. E. Church, State Line City, Tuesday, April 20th, 1897. Services were conducted by Rev. F. J. Beisel, assisted by Rev. Swartswood, Scripture lesson, 1 Cor. 15:41-58. Text: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Phil. 1:21. After which the remains were interred in teh Gopher Hill Cemetery.

Date: 4/29/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003594
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/10/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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