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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 17, 1897 Edition
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A brakeman by the name of Thomas H. JOnes was killed on the C. & E. I., at Hillsdale last Thursday evening. While at work switching he caught his foot in a frog and before he could extricate himself, he was run down by the moving train. Both legs were cut off near the hips, causing death in a short time. Mrs. Mary Edmondson, mother of the wife of Prof. S. C. Hanson, died at the home of her daughter Saturday morning last, of paralysis. She was 63 yeras old. The funeral services were held at Green Hill, Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. Cooper, assisted by Rev. J. Cowgill. Interment was in the Davis Cemetery at Green Hill. R. St. C. Hunter of Warren Township died in Indianapolis Tuesday evening, June 8th. The remains were brought to Williamsport for burial, the funeral occurring last Friday. Mr. Hunter was born in West Jefferson, Madison County, April 21, 1837. He came to his county in 1844 and resided here from that time until his death, with the exception of about seven years. Mrs. Nannie V. Wilhite (nee Bolty) died at her home in Hedrick, Ind., Jordan Township, June 4th, 1897 of consumption. Deceased was born Dec. 16th, 1873, near Walnut Grove, Warren County, Ind. For 17 months Nannie suffered greatly, though patient always, never complaining. Through five months of her last illness she never knew what it was to lie down to rest, but had to be propped up in the bed and only to rest a few moments at the time. Her cough was severe from the beginning to the end. Nannie was loved by all who knew her; her quiet, sweet disposition won her friends wherever she went. Though we so little though her life was so soon to be blighted like the rose-bloomed for a short season, then blighted and withered away. We all miss her. Everything that kind friends and neighbors could do was done to relieve her suffering. Five doctors administered different medicines, to no avail, but Nannie's sufferings are over, she has gone to rest. She leaves behind a kind husband, a sweet little girl 18 months old, Pearl, a dear mother, two brothes, James and Lon, both of Hedrick, four sisters, Mrs. Flora Kerst of Walnut Grove, Mrs. L. Crawford and Pearl Boltz of Hedrick, Mrs. Emma Kerst of Williamsport, and many friends to mourn her loss and untimely end. Her funeral discourse was preached at the Locust Grove Church, northwest of Walnut Grove at 10 o'clock Sunday by Rev. Mr. Hammons a Methodist minister of Ambia, Ind., after which all taht was mortal was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at the church by the side of her father, who was called home nearly fourteen years ago. Jay Sylvester Martindale was born March 2nd, 1885. He died June 11th, 1897 at his home near Pine Village, Ind. He was the younger of two sons of William and Laura Martindale. The funeral occurred from Union Chapel Sunday at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. A. Rodgers. The casket with its precious burden was laid to rest by the side of kindred in the Martindale Cemetery near the old home. The love and esteem, which was had for this child was expressed in many ways. The little church bright with flowers, which kind hands guided by the loving hearts had placed there; spoke in a silent way of a deep tender love. The subdued tone and the silent tears were common to all. The children seemed unusually impressed with the quiet sleep of one who so often had joined them in the pleasures of childhood. The narrow bed was covered with flowers, which he loved so well and in his hand we placed his own blossoms that he had loved and tendered with such care, and as we looked at the flowers, the beautiful flowers everywhere, we thought how typical of child life they were. The memorial services given by Rev. D. A. Rodgers was beautifully impressive and comforting, and it seemed to life all from this earth life and have a closer walk wit hGod. A few short years this child journeyed by our side and brought sunshine and joy to our hearts. The home will be so empty without his merry voice there, and the places he was wont to linger will know him no more. But look to the Holy City where the best and pure are garnered and there with the Christ child-love and life are eternal, and farewells are not said. Our precious jewel was called and as our hearts are torn with grief and pains at partings, let us lean on His strength, which is sufficient for every need, and let us trust the Father, who has only love for us. Let us learn to trust him in sorrow as in joy.

Date: 6/17/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003600
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/17/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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