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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, November 30, 1899 Edition.
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Hallie Doris Swisher. Deceased was born in Pike Township, near West Lebanon, March 5th, 1876, and departed this life at the home of his parents in West Lebanon on Saturday morning at 7 o'clock, November 25th, 1899, aged 23 years, 8 months and 20 days. He was the fifth son and youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Swisher. He, in company with his parents, moved to Williamsport in the fall of 1888 where he resided until 1894. During his residence here he attended the public schools. In the fall of 1894 , he returned with his parents to West Lebanon. He first became ill with the grip while working at Lafayette on the steel gang for the Wabash Railroad Company in 1898, and had to return home, when he was taken down with pneumonia. This was followed by catarrh of the bowels from which he died, after an illness of nearly one year. He was a good boy and had no faults. It was characteristic of him that he would never talk against anyone, and if he had been mistreated or injured by anyone he would always refrain from speaking of it to others. The funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. E. Payne of the Christian Church and Rev. E. M. Dunklebarger of the Methodist officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Dr. Campbell was his attending physician who did all possible in medical skill to restore him to health. A short time before his death, he was brought here and remained a short time with his brother Jesse, in the hope that the change would benefit him. But Br. DeHart gave the friends no encouragement. At the end of two weeks he was taken home to die. The parents and brothers in their sore affliction have the sympathy of their many friends here. Especially is the bereaved mother, who attended the sufferer through his entire sickness, remembered in the prayers of the church here. Mrs. Rhoda Powell died at her home north of town last Saturday evening, after a lingering illness of about eighteen months with a complication of diseases which baffled the best skilled doctors to be had; she was nearly 37 years of age. She united with the Christian Church about six years ago, under the preaching of Rev. W. G. Smith. At the waters where others were being baptized in the Vermilion River, she made the good confession and was immediately baptized; she lived a beautiful and consistent life and as long as her health permitted was at her post of duty, and during her long sickness always trusted in her loving Savior. By her request her old pastor, W. G. Smith of Delphi, Ind., was called to preach her funeral, which he did at the Walnut Corner Church, Monday afternoon to a large and sympathizing audience of friends and neighbors; her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby, beside her mother. She leaves a husband, Charley Powell, one son, Harry, a father, one brother and two sisters to mourn her loss.

Date: 11/30/1899
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003666
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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