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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 10, 1897 Edition
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Leopold Basch, a prominent resident of Elgin, Illinois, who came to the Hunter Mineral Springs about three weeks ago for treatment, died there Tuesday morning. He had been suffering from diabetes for nearly three years and his physicians pronounced his case hopeless before he decided to try the Spring. Mrs. Nancy Wilhite (nee Bolty) died at her home at Hedrick, Jordan Township, Saturday morning after a lingering illness with consumption. She was buried Sunday at nine o'clock at the Wilhite Cemetery north of Hedrick. There was quite a large funeral. Mrs. William Reed, aged 82 years, died at West Lebanon Saturday evening of paralysis. The remains were taken to Remington Monday for burial beside the remaisn of her husband who died several years ago. Coroner T.A. Clifton was called to State Line last Thursday, to hold an inquest on the body of a young lady who died there that morning under mysterious circumstances. Miss Stella Randles, who resided at State Line with the family of Dr. Porter, acting in the capacity of a domestic, was discovered in her room Thursday morning in a stupor, apparently dead. Dr. Porter being ill, another physician was called. Dr. Regan, who worked over her for three hours, but failed in his efforts to resuscitate her. In about three hours from the time she was discovered, she died. After an examination, it was decided that dath was caused by poisoning, and the verdict of the coroner was to the effect that death was caused by opiate poisoning, self administered, reason unknown. Nothing was left to show why the deed was done and nothing could be recalled in the girl's actions to indicate that such a step was sontemplated. She attended a meeting the night previous and took part in arranging for Sunday services, returning home in a cheerful mood and giving every evidence of happiness. Some time ago, Mrs. Porter found in the girl's death disclosed the fact that it had been torn up and thrown out of the window and this formed the only testimony as to the method adopted for self destruction. Of course there are vague rumors, one to the effect that she had a few days previous, quarreled with a young man of that place who had been paying her some attention, but no testimony to this effect could be introduced. The young lady bore an excellent reputation and her tragic death is deeply deplored by all who knew her.

Date: 6/10/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003598
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/10/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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