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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, October 7, 1897 Edition
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Monday afternoon, about one o'clock, William Evans, who resided five miles northwest of West Lebanon, who had been to town with a load of apples, left for home. When he reached the point on the road where the new bridge is being put across Mud Run, as he was driving around along the track made for that purpose, his team, a spirited one, became frightened and started to run. Soon after they started some part of the harness gave way and the wagon tongue dropped, and striking an obstacle broke, and the piece run into the ground causing the wagon to be thrown up and to the ground, landing on his head. People who were near by and witnessed the accident, rushed to his assistance, but were horrified to find that the he had passed beyond the reach of human aid. By the fall his neck was brocken, resulting in instant death. Mr. Evans was a father of Prof. Evans, principal of the West Lebanon schools, and a brother of Harry Evans, trustee of Jordan Township. William Evans had been a resident of this county for many years. He lived in what is known as the Evans settelment, one of the richest sections of the county. He was president of the Warren County Farmers' Association. His sudden and tragic death will be deeply deplored by all who kenw him. The funeral occured at the Jordan Church at 2 p.m., yesterday. the remains were laid at rest in the Jorday Cemetery. Wm Pierce, an old resident of this county, died last Saturday morning at his home a few miles west of the village. Mr. Pierce has long been victim of disease, which with old age caused his death. He was buried Tuesday in the Gray Cemetery.

Date: 10/7/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003618
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 7/3/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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