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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, June 15, 1899 Edition
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Last Saturday evening at about 5 o'clock Benjamin N. Odle, living on the farm of Campbell Gibson in Prairie Township, was kicked by one of his horses and instantly killed. He had just come from the cornfield to plow his potatoes at the house and his boy was leading one horse and he the other through the gate. The horse the boy led did not walk up and Odle kicked it on the foot, causing the horse to kick back, striking Odle in the stomach and producing death instantly. Deceased was 30 years of age, his wife being a daughter of Campbell Gibson of State Line. They lived near College Corner Church. Deceased leaves a wife and two small children, the eldest being 4 years old. Funeral discourse was preached by Rev. B. F. Ivy at the residence on Monday morning at 10 o'clock and remains interred in Locust Grove Church Cemetery. George Querry, an old and esteemed citizen of this community, died early Thursday morning at his home in Texas Township, six miles northwest of Maroa, Mr. Querry had been in failing health for several months and his death was not unexpected by his relatives and neighbors. The funeral services were held at the family residence in Texas Township, at one o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. J. F. Clearwaters delivering the funeral sermon. The burial was at the Maroa Cemetery. George Querry was born in Pennsylvania in May 1825. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in that state, moving from there to Ohio. In 1848 he was married to Mahala Braden. In 1856 with his family, he came to Illinois and located in DeWitt County where he has resided ever since. Seven children were born to them, only two of whom are now living. They are Titus, who lives three miles east of Maroa, and Mrs. Mary Vice of Williamsport, Ind. The mother died in 1894. In 1882 Mr. Querry was united in marriage to Martha Cooper, who survives him. Mr. Querry was an upright citizen and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death. During the past sixteen years he has lived on the farm where he died. Politically he had always been a Democrat. -The Times, Maroa, Ill. This lady was born in this county at the home of her grandfather, the late Nelson Crawford, in this, Washington Township, May 22, 1863, and departed this life in Neoga, Ill., Friday, June 9th, 1899, at 1 o'clock p.m., aged 36 years and 17 days. In September 1887, she was united in marriage to Dr. J. A. Baughman, of Ohio, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Briggs, this place, her uncle and aunt, Rev. John J. Claypool officiating. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Baughman went to Chicago where they resided one year to enable the doctor to complete his course in medicine. From Chicago they went to Neoga, Ill., and located, and had lived there about eleven years prior to Mrs. B'd death. Dr. Baughman first met his wife at Ada, Ohio, where she was attending music school. Mrs. Baughman's death is a sad one, and reminds the living of the great uncertainty of life. She had left home to visit an aunt, Mrs. Demaris Briles, her father's sister, living in the north part of town. On the way she stopped at her husband's office and, after chatting pleasantly with him for a few moments, left intending to go directly to her aunt's. On the way it was necessary to cross the track of the Illinois Central Railroad. Upon nearing the crossing she met a lady friend and stopped and chatted with her a short time, then resuming her walk. The two friends had just parted when the lady noticed a fast approaching freight, running at 40 miles an hour and making but very little noise. She cried to Mrs. Baughman, who was deaf in one ear, to warn her of her danger, but she did not hear. No bell was rung neither did the engineer use the whistle. Mrs. B. had gotten so near across the track that one more step would have cleared here of her terrible danger. When the engine struck the unfortunate woman, the body was thrown a distance of 69 feet, and when parties reached her the spark of life had been destroyed at the first contact of the engine. The accident occurred at one o'clock last Friday afternoon. Her tragic death was like a great black cloud, casting a shadow over the entire community. To the loving, devoted husband its suddenness and terror stunned till sense and feeling failed to realize the bitterness of the cup placed to his lips to drink. The first word received by the relatives here of the death was a telegram from the doctor saying, "Kate killed by the cars today." A second telegram notified them that the body would arrived here at 2 o'clock Saturday and to arrange for the funeral. After arrival of the train here, the remains were taken to the residence of Elisha Briggs, where at 2:30 p.m. the funeral discourse was preached by Rev. G. H. Clarke of the Christian Church, of which denomination deceased had been a member from the age of 20. Interment was made in the cemetery at West Lebanon. The pallbeareres were: Messrs. P. W. Fleming, Isaiah Smith, O. C. Rabourn, A. E. Wilson, W. H. Stephens and W. B. Durborow.

Date: 6/15/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003649
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/16/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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