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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, July 8, 1897 Edition
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John N. Pumel, an old soldier, who for many years resided in Fountain County and went to the war from there, a member of Co. A., 154th regiment, died at the Soldiers' Home in Lafayette on Wednesday, June 30. The funeral occurred the next day, the remains being buried in the Home Cemetery. Deceased was 76 years old. He resided in the west several years, living in Kansas, Nebraska, California and other western states. He leaves a widow and several children. Mother and three daughters reside in Attica. George W. McGowan, a lad fourteen years old, was drowned in the Wabash at Attica Monday afternoon. He and several companions went in swimming near the railroad bridge. They had been enjoying the sport for some time, when young McGowan, who was standing in the water nearly up to his neck, was suddenly seized with the cramps. He Cried for help, but his companions thought him fooling until he had gone under the water once, and as he came to the surface, he gasped, "i mean business, boys, save me." A boy by the name of Ed Miller aught him by the hand, but not being strong enough to pull him out, broke the hold to save himself from drowning. The poor unfortunate the disappeared the second time, finally coming to the surface again when for the last time he was seen alive by his companions. The accident created great excitement and hundreds of people rushed to the river and witnessed the operation of dragging the the bottom in search of the body, which was recovered about three hours after the drowning. He was employed on the Daily News as a typesetter. From that paper is extracted the following: He was a bright intellectually and with a fair chance would have made more than a typo. he was a born printer, taking to it naturally and loving the work. There were two strong elements of success in the little fellow; he was very industrious and he kept in view the welfare of those for whom he labored. No wounder the mother's heart almost broke when they carried the tiny into the home, for her boy was a jewel. On Saturday night, as George left the office, he cheerily called back, "Good bye boys, I'll not hurry back," a prophesy unexpectedly fulfilled. William Pennel, a typo from West Lebanon, is slinging type for the Review this week.

Date: 7/8/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003601
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/17/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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