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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 24, 1897 Edition
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Extra Monon fireman, John W. Kilgore, who had been in the employ of the company about eight months, residing in Lafayette during the time, lost his life Sunday morning, by falling from the engine while the train was in motion. Engineer John Gorman missed him between Monon and Reynolds, and when the train reached Reynolds, an engine was sent back to search for him. His lifeless body was found beside the track one and one half miles south of Monon, lying face downward in a pool of water, the face being entirely immersed. How he came to fall from the engine will always remain a mystery. Mrs. Flora Gouty, daughter of Corbin and Sarah Nichols, was born in Vermillion County, Ind., April 20th, 1867 and died June 18th, 1897, aged 30 years, 1 month and 29 days. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Sherell of Gessie were at Howard Chapel Sunday. Interment was made at the baptist Cemetery. The deceased was married to Lewis Gouty Dec. 20th, 1885 and to this union two children were born, two sons, both of whom are living to mourn with their father the loss of a loving wife, and a kind mother. Flora was of a pious turn of mind from childhood, and 14 years ago she united with the Methodist Church at Howard Chapel near Rileysburg, Ind., and had dedicated the remainder of her life to the cause of her blessed Master. She was a faithful attendant upon the sanctuary and discharged her duties well, always looking unto her redeemer for guidance and strength. For several years Mrs. Gouty was a sufferer, but she always bore her suffering with Christian patience, and when the death angel came, she was ready to go and join hands with Father, Brother and Sister, who proceeded before her to that land of endless happiness. Bereaved companion, children and friends, grieve not, Flora is not lost, but waiting on the bright shore above for her loved ones to meet her. Be prepared to meet her when the summons comes. On last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at teh Methodist Church, occurred the funeral of Reuen H. Ivins, who died at his home in this city of kidney trouble after an illness of only one week. Mr. Ivins was born at Liberty, Indiana, May 18, 1841 and departed this life June 19th, 1897, aged 56 years and 1 month. He received the common school education of that day. He early in life commenced the shoemakers' trade which occupation he continued through life. At the age of 20 years, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Irving of Oxford. One son came to gladden the heart of this union, the one surviving heir of his father, the wife having died. His third marriage was to Miss Mary E. Meek of Logansport, the companion who survives him. Mr. Ivins, or Rube as he was familiarly called, possessed many excellent qualities of character. He was honest, upright and liberal minded, ready to help advance every good cause which gave him the high esteem of all citizens. His jovial good will endeared him to them. In politics he was a strong advocate of democracy and was elected to the office of Justice of the Peace which office he held for the past seven years, being the only Democrat to hold office here, the Republican party casting large majority. Socailly and in his home, he was kind, considerate and affectionate; ever mindful of his family before himself. He was regular almost to exactness in all of his work. There was a time for everything and everything must be done in its own time. He was a firm believer in the religion of the Lord Jesus Chrust and adopted as his own, the great commandment, "Love thy neighbor as thy self." He had not joined himself with the church until last Thursday morning when he united with the Methodist, together with his beloved wife and her sister, together they joined the church, united and received the ordinances of baptism and sacrament, preparatory ot the great reunion when we meet to part no mre. Russell St. Clair Hunter was born April 21, 1837 in West Jefferson, Madison Co., Ohio. In 1844 he came to Warren County, Ind. Here his youthful days were passed on the Grand Prairie, which was then clothed in its primitive grandeur. His interests have, with the exception of a few years spent in illinois and Kansas, been connected with Warren County. On August 1st, 1853 he was united in mariage to Mary A. Watkins. For almost forty years they have traveled together along life's pathway, enduring the hardships incident to pioneer life. To them were born three children, William W. unter of Liberty Township, Miles Hunter living in Warren Township and Samuel P. Hunter of Williamsport. Although the sons are married and have pleasant homes of their own, they will miss the fatherly advice and counsel and the sunshine and brightness that his coming always brought. Mr. Hunter was well known throughout this and neighboring counties. He possessed the happy faculty of saying what he pleased without giving offense. Everyone liked "Dock" as he was called. Under a rough exterior beat as kind and loving heart as ever throbbed. He would inconvenience himself to oblige a neighbor. Scrupulously honest, generous and affable, liberal in his views upon all questions, in politics a republican, in religion a Spiritualist. Although outspoken at all times, he was willing that others should have the same right that he claimed for himself. He had an abiding faith in a world beyond this life, where families and friends reunite. He regarded death as a gateway between two worlds. He believed in the beautiful philosophy of Etenal Progression. Mr. Hunter moved to Iroquois County, Ill., in 1873, where he lived on a farm until 1878 when he moved to Kansas, where he remained about two years, returning to Warren County in Sept. 1880. He carried on business at Hunter's Coal Bank one season, then engaged in business in West Lebanon. In 1887 he purchased a farm in Warren Township, where he has since resided. A few years ago he was thrown from a wagon by a running team and sustained injuries about the head, which affected his brain. In Dec. 1896 he went to Indianapolis for treatment. Medical skill was of no avil and on June 9, 1897, the spirit took its flight to pair with friends of by gone days. Funeral at the residence of S. P. Hunter, Friday, June 11, conducted by Rev. William Wilmer. The interment in Hillside Cemetery was attended by a large congregation of relatives and friends, among which were J. P. Hunter of Liberty Township, S. P. Hunter of Ill., brothers; Mrs. Clarissa Thomas of Williamsport, and Mrs. Jane Wakley of Hoopeston, sisters of the deceased. Mr. John Watkins and Mr. George Watkins, brothers of Mrs. Hunter. The parting was sad, yet the relatives realized that the parting was not final, that sometime, somewhere they will meet with this loved one and again be a happy family. Died at his home in Williamsport, Friday, June 18, Reuben Ivins, aged 26 years, 1 month. Funeral Sunday morning, June 20, Rev. Harper, assisted by Rev. Wilmer, officiating. Died at the home of her parents in Williamsport, Saturday, June 19 of consumption, miss neva Chambers, aged 24 years. The funeral services occurred Monday, June 21, Rev. Wilmer officiating. Miss Chambers was one of Williamsport's most popular young ladies and her death is deeply felt by all who knew her. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community in their loss. Died at her home in Warren Township on Friday, June 18 of paralysis, Mrs. Joseph Vail, aged 74 years. She had been an invalid for eleven years. Mrs. Vail was one of the oldest residents of the county. Besides a husband, she left three sons, George and Al of Oxford, Jack of Colorado, and three daughters who are at home. The funeral occurred Saturday. The remains were taken to Portland or Fountain post office for burial.

Date: 6/24/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003602
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/17/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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