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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 8, 1899 Edition
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Joesph Fowler, living in Old Lebanon, this county, was found dead at the end of a clothesline last Monday morning at eight o'clock. He had gone to a shed where he fastened one end of a clothesline to one of the upper joists and the other end around his neck. When all was ready he stepped off of a box, about four feet high, strangled to death. His feet were just touching a chair that stood near the box. Deceased was a widower, his wife, who was a sister of Wm Crow of Liberty Township, being dead. Fowler was about 63 years of age, was living alone, having no relatives. He had been sick, but had recovered. Dr. DeHart being in the neighborhood was called to see if life was extinct. Upon viewing the body he pronounced him dead and he was left suspended until Coroner Jones could be summoned to investigate the case. No one knows why Fowler committed this murder. Doubtless he now regrets in bitter agony of soul the rash deed, but too late. The reason, known only to himself, was a good one in his unbalanced thought perhaps and criticism should not be harsh. God knows better than man how to judge the heart of him whose poor brain, weary with its hidden thought of care and sorrow, becomes mad when reason is dethroned.

Date: 6/8/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003647
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/6/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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