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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 19, 1897 Edition
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Her Master saw fit to take from her the power to hear well when a child, but she always heard the faintest whisper, asking for help. Quiet and unassuming, her life's beauty was best revealed in her home. Here its purity caused her to be idolized by all of her children and husband and near friends. To know here was to love her and she could count friends by the score. Death came quietly with his summons and trusting completely in her father, she passed peacefully across the dark river to light beyond. "The golden bowl is broken, the silver cord is loosed." Mother has gone ahead to welcome her loved ones here, when their race is run, but her pure infulence can never die. We miss her, but find comfort in the thought that now the deadened ears can hear the music she so loved. In her leaving, the world has lost a Christian worker, her neighbors, a friend that can never be replaced, and her children and husband, a mother and wife that gave her latest thoughts and prayers to their welfare. Mrs. Sidney Isler Vail was born October 6th, 1825 in Brownville, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest daughter of Nathaniel and Charlotte Isler. At the age of 10 years, she came with her parents to Fountain county, Indiana. Their home was for several years in Portland. She was united in marriage to Joseph Vail, June 15, 1842, the ceremony being performed at the same home where she died. Eight children were born to them, seven of whom are still living. Her parents were members of the Episcopal Church and she always adhered to that faith. She lived an exemplary Christian life. She died Thursday morning at 7 o'clock, June 17, 1897, after more than eleven years of painful sickness. The funeral occurred at the family home in Warren Township, this county, Saturday, June 19, the services being conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer. The home into which the young girl of seventeen years entered had her ministry and love for more than fifty-five years. In all those years, the husband safely truted in her, and her children called her blessed. Who will call the story of such a life? There is a record, but it has been wisdom beyond the earthly. The husband who awaits the call to come across the border has treasures of memory. The hopes of those early years of home life-the days of toil-the blessed experience of companionship-all have voices for him that speak of the one who has gone before. The wife and mother is more than all else in the home. Her unconscious service and sacrifice are given to beautify it, her ministry of patience and love breathes and incense that enables all who come into it. Husband and children alike partake of this influence. Then another is gone, the house that speaks of her faithfulness and taste may remain, but the home is gone. There are delightful memories, but there are shadows. The light of the home has gone out. Who shall tell us of the real value of such a life? There is a word that speaks to them hallowed memories. God tells of a home not builded with hands, an eternal home where we shall know even as we are known. Our treasures are gone, but they await us there. We shall see them as we never have here. The home broken here is builded there never to be broken. The body of Mrs. Vail was left to rest near Portland beside those of many loved ones gone before. It will there await the call of God. It has pleased our Heavenly Father to call from his earthly surroundings, Cephas Lindsey, after almost a year of untold suffering. Unremtting disease and pains, which tarnished life's joys and which turned its sweetness into bitterness, released the God given spirit from its tenement of clay on Aug. 9th, 1897. Our sorrows and case for his welfare cease, yet in memory he will be even present. His model life, his trust in God, his devotion to home, family and friends, are the present inlets that his friends behold in a sea of sorrow and grief. The deceased leaves a wife and three sons, two of whom are married. His relations to his family were the best and there he wielded his greastest happiness. Mr. Lindsey on the day of his demise was 49 years and 14 days old. He formerly resided in Benton Co., but since the spring of '96, was a resident of Warren county, Indiana. Rosanna Johnson, wife of Wm Johnson, daughter of William and Hannah Hinton, was born March 3rd, 1831, was married to Wm Johnson, Dec. 1853. She departed this life, Aug. 12, 1897. She was the mother of ten children-eight boys and two girls, of which seven are living to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and faithful wife. She united with the church when about 18 years of age, and was faithful to the last. Her love for that which as good and true and pure, is now perfected with Him who is our perfect example as we journey through this world below. Death has added another jewel to Christ's crown of everlasting life. On Aug. 12, 1897, Mrs. William Johnson passed from earthly life at the call of her Master, prepared to go, her only regret was that hose she left behind would lonesome with her. She had been an invalid for several years and of late, suffered greatly, but no complaint ever came from her patient lips. A Christian from an early age, she never let an opportunity for her hands to do good slip by. Her life was a continual effort to be in every sense of the word, a child of Christ. Last Saturday afternoon, a farm hand in the employ of James Brown, residing near Winthrop was hitching up a team, when Albert, a little eight year old son of Mr. Brown who was witnessing the operation, saw that a fly net was slipping from one of the horses and he stepped up and tried to put it in place, when the horse made a vicious kick at a fly and landed on the little fellow's stomach. The hired man was startled at the agonizing screams of the boy, which was the first knowledge he had of his presence. He picked him up and carred him to the house, where everything possible was done for the injury, but without avail. At 7 o'clock in the evening, after six hours of excruciating torture, the child died. It was one of the most distressing accidents that has occurred in the vicinty for many a day. The parents are nearly heartbroken and the entire community mourns with them. The funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church in Attica, Monday, under the direction of Father Lemper. Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Date: 8/19/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003607
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/24/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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