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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, November 11, 1897 Edition
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Dora Belle Newell, daughter of William R. and Mary Belle Newell was born near Johnsonville, Ind., July 4, 1886 and died at her home Oct. 31, 1897 of diphtheria. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Swartswood of State Line, after which the white hearse carried the little form enclosed in the white casket surrounded by flowers to the Masonic Cemetery near State Line, where it was laid away to wait the coming of Him who said "Of such is the kingdon of Heaven." "Midgie", as she was known by her playmates and friends, was taken ill at school about two weeks before her death and left the place where she had endeared herself to her teacher and schoolmates, saying, "I will try to come back tomorrow," but she never returned. She was a bright, happy, merry child, who scattered sunshine wherever she went, by her cheerful smiles and gentle disposition. As her teacher for over two years, the writer has been closely associated with her and always found her characterized by kindness, obedience and studiousness and by being unselfish, thoughtful and considerate of her companions' happiness. Her younger sister, Nellie, will especially miss the tender care and watchfulness administered, with wisdom far beyond her years; always doing good and helping those who needed help. The little desk where Midgie spent her last school days is now draped in mourning as we behold the vacant place our hearts are saddened and we feel the loss of a loving pupil and an affectionate schoolmate. The home from which little Midgie has been taken is filled with sorrow an bereavement greatest of all. The voice which filled the house with music has been hushed and in its place is left a father and mother whose heart strings are wrung with grief by the loss of a sweet child, and the inconsolable sisters and brothers who have lost a darling sister. With the flowers and the leaves she has taken her flight only to bloom again where sorrow never comes and where we may meet her, never to say goodbye.

Date: 11/11/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003619
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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