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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, october 5, 1899 Edition.
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Last Thursday at the home of the parents in Silverwood IN, Herbert Merle, The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor P. Holmes died from brain trouble. Interment was made in the Silverwood Cemetery. Their many friends here sympathize with them in their deep sorrow. Mrs. Mary J. Davis. This Ldy was born February 5th, 1842 in Washington County, Maryland, where she passed her girlhood and at the age of seventeen was married to Charles H. Davis They came to Warren County, IN, The 9th of October 1863, and have lived in the vicinity of carbondale ever since. Ther have won the respect and goodwill of a large circle of friends and their kindness and hospitality were shown to rich and poor alike. No one in need ever left her door empty handed and her greatest pleasure seemed to be in doing for others. Only once during their long married life had death entered their family and their first great sorrow came in the loss of their oldest son, William, who died June 6th, 1893, leaving a wife and two children. Her husband, Five sons- Lewis, John, Joseph, Edward, and Clyde- and an adopted daughter, Florence, mourn her loss. She was taken very ill on Friday, September 8th, 1899, and suffered greatly for almost two weeks. All that medical skill, all that Husband, sons, daughters-in-law, and numerous friends could do for her was done, but it was of no avail. Death had marked his victim and loving hands were powerless to hold her back from the grave. She seemed anxious to live yet resigned to go it it was the Lord's will. Her patience, courage and cheerfulness through all her intense suffering were remarkable. There was no fear of death. She called each member of her family to her bedside and talked calmly with them, telling them to live good lives and they would all meet again in heaven. She passed away quietly and peacefully September 20, 1899. God's ways are past our understanding sometimes, but we must bow to his will and some day we will know why He takes our loved ones from us when it is so hard to give them up A number of years ago, she became united with the methodist church at Carbondale and the funeral services were held at the methodist Church at Williamsport, Rev. J.N. Greene officiating. A large Concourse of friends and neighbors followed the remains from her home the the burial at the Hillside Cemetery. The Pallbearers were I.N.Statzell, F.L.Clark, Homer McCarty, Charles Wakely, E.C. Livengood and Lafayette Mullen.

Date: 10/5/1899
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Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003660
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/26/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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