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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, May 27, 1897 Edition
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Charles H. Gwyn, editor of the Covington Republican, died at his home in Covington at noon on Sunday of peritonitis. He had been ill for about a week, but was not considered in a serious condition until Thursday. He had been in poor health for two years past, when he had a severe attack of typhoid fever. Mr. Gwynn was born June 8, 1849. He moved to Covington in 1878 and the following year married Catharine Royer. She, with a 16 year old son, Roy, and a 9 year old daughter, Marian, survive him. For several years he was editor of the Covington Friend and for four years was postmaster of Covington. In 1892 he moved to Spiceland, Ind., and for two years was cashier of the bank there. In 1894 he returned and purchased the Republican, which he woned at the time of his death. In business, Mr. Gwynn was scrupulously honest, in the home he was loving husband and devoted father, and in the community he was a valuable and enterprising citizen. He had a fund of quiet humor and was a very interesting companion. In his profession, he was successful, managing his newspaper with tact and success, being a writer of merit. The writer has been thrown into the closest business relations with him and can testify to his integrity and to his fair and honorable methods. As a friend he was as true as steel, and though unostentatious, he was courageous in advocating what he thought to be right. The news of Mr. Gwynn's death will be received with sadness all over this section and universal sympahty is expressed for the giref stricken family. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and that order had charge of the burial services which were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, after which interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery at Covington. James H. Voliva, a wealthy and influential citizen of Newtown, Fountain County, became violently insane last week and was taken to the State Hospital, where he died Tuesday evening. Mr. Voliva has been a resident of Richland Township for sixty years, and was well known not only throughout his county, but adjoining counties. He was an attorney and served as justice of the peace of Richland Township for 30 years, was a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow and teh leading Republican of that section. Mr. Volica was born near Newtown on March 10, 183*. He was married to Francis R. Griffith on October 23, 1864. The wife and five children survive him. Mrs. W. Lewis was called to Indianapolis last week to attend the funeral of a niece, Mrs. Jesse Kerchner, who died there last week. Deceased, formerly Miss Jesse Lester, was born and raised in Williamsport and her death will be felt in this community. She was young--but twenty-nine--and full of hope and happiness when stricken with typhoid fever six months ago, which, with other complications, resulted in death. She leaves a husband and a son seven years of age to mourn her loss. Aunt Margaret Shooster died at her home in Boswell last Monday morning. Most of her days were spent in the Village and the people are sad to know that she is gone. But they all know that she lived a pure Christian life, and the example she set has been followed by many. We are sorry to lose her, but know that she will spend eternity where the "flowers bloom forever." Interment was at this place yesterday. The little daughter of John Miller and wife passed away from this vain and sinful world into its bright home above, Friday, aged 1 year and 8 months. About two weeks ago it took the whooping cough, and its little body not being able to stand the dreadful disease, it passed away. The funeral was held at the house after which interment took place at the Lyon's Cemetery. It seems hard for one to give up a life so bright as hers was, but when we think that Christ knows best, we can only say, thy will, not ours be done. It should be the desire of the parents to prepare to meet their little treasure in that happy land above. Its spirit is in that land where death and parting are no more, where sickness and sin cannot enter, and there it will be waiting to welcome its loved ones. It was budded on earth to bloom in heaven. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Date: 5/27/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003596
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/10/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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