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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, january 12, 1899 Edition.
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Mrs. Sarah Vick, wife of Dr. Vick of Green Hill, died this morning at 5:15 o'clock at her home in that place, after a brief illness of pnuemonia. The deceased was 40 years old and leaves a husband and one daughter to mourn the loss of a kind mother and a loving wife. She had been a resident of that locality for many years and had endeared herself to the hearts of many friends, who deeply regret her death. She was a kind neighbor and a good Christian woman. The funeral cortege will leave the house at Green Hill Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock and proceed to the Green Hill Chapel, where services will be conducted by Rev. Joseph Casper of Battle Ground at 2 o'clock. Internment will be in the Davis Cemetery. Mrs Anna Kiger Deceased was the Eldest daughter of John and Sarah Reiff of this place. She was born in Williamsport, July 24, 1863 and departed this life at her home here on Friday, September 8th, 1899, aged 36 years, 1month, and 14 days. She was educated in the public schools of this place, and was united in age to Thaddeus Kiger December 25, 1886. To them were born two sons, Clarence and Ben. She was a true mother to Mr. Kiger's Three motherless children and endeavored to do for them as her own. She leaves a husband, two children and three stepchildren to mourn her death. She had been ill three weeks previous to death and during that time expressed her belief in God, and although not a member of any church she did not fear to die. She was a kind neighbor and always ready to help those in need. She never refused aid and comfort to anyone in need and in sickness she was a friend in whom all could rely. Her death casts a gloom in her neighborhood and it will be long before her place will be filled by one so ready and willing to lend a helping hand. James Riley Thompson The subject of this sketch was born August 12th, 1845 and Lodi, Indiana, and was a member of a family of eleven children- four sons and seven daughters, all of whom are now dead except one, Mrs. Elizabeth Shoemaker of Alvan, III. Deceased departed this life at his home in this place Friday, September 8th, 1899, at 12 o'clock aged 54 years and 26 days. He resided at Lodi until the age of eleven when he came with his parents to Fountain County, locating at Hillsboro. Five years later at the age of 16, he enlisted in the service at Covington, August 9, 1862, in Company C, 63rd Indiana volunteers, and remained until the close of the war, being mustered out may 24, 1865. His captains were Daniel Morris of Covington, who was promoted to liuetenant colonel, and Wm F. Henderson of the same place, who was mustered out with the regiment. His Colonel was John S. Williams, succeeded by James McManomy, who was succeeded by Isaac N. Stiles. August 15th, 1867, he was united in marriage to miss Sarah C. Russell, of Dover Ky., a young lady whom he met while a soldies in the service of his country, Rev. Larkin Walton officiating. August 18, 1867, he and his wife moved to Hillsboro, IN., where they resided a few years. They next came to this county and located on a farm of the late elias Schlosser, Sr., where they lived nine years. November 4th, 1882, they moved to Williamsport where they had lived ever since. To them was born one child, Mrs Mary E. Green of Indianapolis. Mr. Thompson became a member of Warren Lodge, No. 57 I.O.O.F., several years ago, and has always lived a consistent member of the order, to which he became greatly attached. For eighteen months prior to his death, he had been ill being confined the greater portion of that time to the house. Several months ago he united with the Methodist Church under Rev. L.C. Bentley, and was happily converted. He often expressed a desire to depart this life and enter into rest, being ready and willing to go hence. He was always an enthusiastic Republican and never failed to exercise his privilege as an American Citizen. The funeral sercvices were held at the methodist church Monday afternoon at 3 pm., September 11th, 1899, Rev. L.C. Bentley officiating. Internment was made under the auspices of Warren Lodge, and the remains were laid to rest in the Hillside. Pallbearers were Ivan Brooks, E. A. Hawkins, Robert Hall, G. W. Salts, D. K. Butt and James Bennet.

Date: 9/21/1899
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003658
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/26/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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