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Title: Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, August 31, 1899 Edition
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Last Sunday morning at about 10:30 o'clock Jasper Miller, the son of James Miller, residing six miles east of Covington, Ind., in attempting to board a Wabash freight tank car at Attica lost his hold and fell under the wheels, losing bother limbs below the knee. He was removed to the city hall where the mangled limbs were amputated by Drs. Burlington and Rice. The shock was too great and he died at 4 o'clock p.m. His father reached the poor fellow in time to witness his death. He was only 17 years of age. He and a companion intended to steal a ride to Williamsport and attempted to board the moving train, which was going at 20 miles an hour. Remains were taken by the grief stricken father to the home on Sunday eveing. Another sad and fearful warning to the boys who are in the habit of jumping on and off of moving trains. Luna Frances, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Knowles, of Independence, died Thursday, August 24th, 1899, aged nearly three months. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday, August 25th, Rev. W. M. Coffman officiating. Blessings on the surviving parents. The subject of this sketch, Greene Hogue, whose untimely death occurred on Thrusday afternoon, August 24th, was born in Warren County, Ind., September 26th, 1859, and was in his 40th year. His boyhood days were passed among the pleasant scenes of Pine Creek. It was his misfortune to be bereft of a mother's care and guidance when quite young. Without a mother to advise and counsel him, he wandered into rough society, which left its mark upon his future career. It was the writer's privilege to have known him ever since he was a boy and though he had the outward appearnace of being rough, there was much in his character to admire. No one ever appealed to him for assistance and was denied. He would stop his own work and at his own loss go and help his neighbors. He was married December 29th, 1886, to Laura belle Burdett, who has been to him a faithful and loving wife. She has been his counsel and guide and except when evil infulences controlled him, a factor of much good to him. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to her and the six children, the eldest only twelve, the youngest one year old. The funeral was conducted at the residence in Liberty Township on Friday, August 25th, at 2:30 p.m., by Rev. D. M. Brubaker of Williamsport. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Clara E. Shaffer was born in Iowa in 1857, and died in Williamsport, August 10th, 1899. She was 42 years old. She came to Indiana when quite young and made her home at Covington, Ind., afterwards she came to Warren County and for the last 12 years lived at Independence and Green Hill. She was married to James Hatley Bush, November 18th, 1879. To this union a girl was born, who is now Mrs. Ida M. Prickett. Mr. Bush died April 8th, 1882. On February 7th, 1884, she married Mr. Jacob T. Shaffer, her present husband. To them were born four boys-Charlie, Clayton, and the twins, Robert Lee and Raymond Lenn. Mrs. Shaffer suffered a number of years from a complication of diseases. She was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette where she remained for seveteen weeks, but their remedies failed to cure. She was brought to Williamsport in July, where, though she had the attnetion of physicians and friends yet she grew gradually worse until on August 10th, she passed away. At the age of 16, she gave herself to Christ and united with the Methodist Church, afterwards while at Independence, she joined the United Brethren, where she held her membership until the date of her death. Relatives and friends speak many words in her praise. They say that through her afflictions she was patient and trustful. She made the Lord's will her's. Another fatal accident occurred in this county last Thursday evening at 5:20 o'clock, the unfortunates being Green Hogue and his hired help, Perry McMack. The accident occurred at the Pittman coal mine in Liberty Township, only a short distance from this palce. The men had quit work for the day and were in the cage and being drawn to the top by horsepower, a little son of Mr. Hogue driving the horse. When near the top the little boy shouted, "Papa, the rope is breaking." in an instant the rope pulled in two, there was a crash and cage and men were dropped to the bottom, a distance of 40 feet. Hogue's neck, back and left arm were broken and a deep cut was made in the left side of the head. His death was instantaneous. McMack was badly bruised, but fared much better and when taken out was sent to his mother in Attica and is recovering. Hogue owned the mine and 13 acres of land belonging and had it all paid for but $150. Hogue's death is a sad one, as he leaves a wife and six small children, the eldest being but 12 and youngest one old.

Date: 8/31/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003655
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/22/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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