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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 13, 1899 Edition
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Mr. Benjamin Longstreth, the aged father of Mrs. F. L. Clark and Mr. Sam Longstreth of Carbondale, died at his home in Oakwood, Ill., on Wednesday of last week, April 5th, 1899, from la grippe, aged about 77 years. He had been ill all winter. His wife died about fifteen years ago. Deceased leaves seven children to mourn his death, five of whom are daughters and two are sons. The children are all married but one. The funeral was conducted at the family residence last Friday, Rev. Dr. Gunn, an old minister of the Quaker faith who has been upon the retired list for several years. Deceased was a Quaker in doctrine and had been a member of that church for many years. The remains were placed to rest in the Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Hannah C. Shuck, wife of W. P. Shuck of Prairie Township, died of consumption at her home near Walnut Grove on Tuesday, April 4th, 1899, aged 23 years. Deceased was born in Bartholomew Co., Ind. She had been ill all winter. She leaves no children. Interment was made in the Briscoe Cemetery last Thursday. The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hickok of Texas, aged 13 years, is dead, her death being very sudden and unexpected. A telegram received Tuesday morning by Mrs. M. P. Woods, of this place, the mother of Mrs. H., gave no further particulars. Mr. Jesse C. Rayle, of Warren Township, in his 64th year, died last Friday of cancer of the stomach after a long and severe illness. Funeral was preached at the residence last Sunday, Rev. Joel Cowgill officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery. Jesse Rayle died Saturday morning at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. John Wadkins, three miles east of Independence. He had been ill for some time and the cause of his death was cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Mary Jane Darling of this place departed this life on Sunday at 3 o'clock a.m., April 9th, 1899, after an illness covering the last few years of her life. She was born in Barry, Pike County, Ill., September 24th, 1856, and February 11th, 1876 in Kansas, she was united in marriage to Edward H. Darling. To this union was born one child, a daughter, Miss R. Grace, who with the husband survives her. Over two years ago deceased went to Elgin, Ill., where she spent several months from September until April with her sister, Mrs. Josie Gough, to see if it would not benefit her. She then went to Wellington, Kan., to stay for a time with her brother, Mr. John E. See. She remained until the following September and then returned home to this place somewhat improved in health. Her affliction was asthma from which she was a great sufferer. Taking the grippe last fall, it settled upon the lungs and her decline was rapid. At the time of her death, she was 42 years, 6 months and 15 days of age. While a resident of Wellington, Kan., about ten years ago, under the ministry of Rev. Mr. Hartley she united with the Methodist Church. Upon coming to this place, she did not at once transfer her membership, but last year, under Rev. Mr. Bentley, pastor of the church here, she presented her letter and was accepted. As long as she was able she attended the services of the church and when she could go no longer she was always glad to have her pastor call upon her at her home. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. L. C. Bentley last Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment was made in Hillside. The pallbearers were: Messrs. Chester Rossiter, Fred Corbin, Fred Rabb, Bert Statzell, Newman Watkins and T. C. O'Brian.

Date: 4/13/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003639
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 7/29/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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