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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, July 13, 1899 Edition
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In the death of Elizabeth Gwin, which occurred at Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 5th, a very remarkable, sweet and lovable character was taken from her parents and friends. Having been born August 5th, 1885, she was not quite fourteen years old, but in so brief a life time she had formed a character, temperament and disposition which impressed her personality upon those of more mature years. Though always frail and delicate, physically, she was strong in intellect, endowed with a mind so bright and comprehensive as to have attracted the notice of older people to a degree that was very remarkable. In the selection of books, of which she was passionately fond, it was always a subject for comment when the character of the books she preferred to read was known, as they were of such strength and depth as are rarely read and comprehended by one of her years. Her associates were generally much older than herself and even when she came in contact with people of mature years, whose minds had been carefully trained and stored with varied funds of information, she was perfectly at home, and could discuss subjects of weight in a manner so practical and intelligent as to astonish them. In disposition she was most lovable, always observing the greatest care never to say or do anything that would hurt or offend. To her parents and other members of the family she was the very embodiment of love and affection, endearing herself to them to an extent that made her loss almost unbearable, so touching; tender and fervent was her love for them. It is no wonder that their grief is so overpowering and lasting. It seems fitting that they should be specially marked for the sympathy and kindness which friends have so richly and generously given, and their hearts give back the fullest measure of gratitude for the many acts of kindness and words of comfort extended to them in their hour of sorrow and grief. Mrs. Martha Ann Brier died Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Josehpine Werner, 4 miles west of Carbondale in Jordan Township, aged 72 years, 6 months and 3 days. Funeral will take place at the Werner home today at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Wm Wilmer officiating. Interment will be made in Hillside. Elias E. Schlosser Deceased was born Aughust 9th, 1869, and died at his father's residence on the farm where born in Washington Township, two miles west of Williamsport, Thursdya, June 26th, 1899, aged 29 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was the son of John H. and Minerva Schlosser, and was a practical farmer and stock raiser, having always lived on the farm and worked for and with his father. Elias was taken ill in August 1898, and had so far recovered that he was able to go about and visit his friends. Although weak and slow to regain strength, he was hopeful of final recovery. He was taken dangerously ill only a short time prior to his decease. All that medical skill and loving hands could do, or thoughtful hearts could suggest was done to alleviate his sufferings and prolong his life, but all proved to no avail and when the summons came the obedient son, loving brother, true hearted friend was committed into the hands of the Allwise Father, who will render him his due reward. He was a young man of exemplary habits and was loved and respected by a large circle of friends. He was genial, orderly and kind, and affectionate to all. The funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, June 30th, 1899, Rev. Eli Myers of Argos, Ind., officiating, assisted by Rev. G. H. Clarke of this place. The discourse was an excellent one and appreciated by those who were able to hear. The attendance of relatives, neighbors and friends was very large, both at the house and at the cemetery. Messrs. Joel Sutton, Jacob Wolfe, Horace Thomas, O. C. Rabourn, R. C. Shannon and Amos Ringel were the pallbearers. The floral tribute of friends was large and consisted of the most beautiful flowers that could be purchased, for the friends knew his love for flowers-one of God's tokens to man of His love. The open grave was also decorated, shutting from sight the_aspect of man's last resting place.

Date: 7/13/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003651
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/16/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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