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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, January 11, 1900 Edition
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This gentleman was born in Ireland about the year 1844, and came to America with his parents when he was old enough to barely remember the trip, and at his death was 55 years of age. Deceased had been in poor health for some time prior to his death, which occurred at his home in Green Hill, on Sunday morning, January 7th, 1900. Deceased was a graduate of the Westfield, Ill., college, a church institution under the management of the United Brethren Church, graduating with the class of 1874, at the same time with Professor S. C. Hanson of this place. He located in Green Hill, Ind., in 1878, when he took charge of the U. B. Seminary and continued in control of that institution until it ceased. He then engaged in teaching in the public schools and was engaged in that calling at the tie of his last sickness. In 1896 he was elected the assessor of this township (Medina) and had one year of his term to fill. He was first married in 1880 to Miss Minerva Timmons, who bore him two children, a son and daughter- Webster and Ella-survive him. After the death of his first wife he again married, his second wife being Miss Lizzie Meredith of Hope, Ind. This was probably in 1887. By this union three children were born, Roscoe and Merline, a son and daughter, surviving him. Mrs. Thompson also survived her husband. Deceased for long years had been a consistent member of the U. B. Church, and beloved and respected all. It is said that he had not an enemy in the world, but all spoke well of him. He also filled prominent positions in the church. Some eight years ago he became a member of the Masonic Fraternity and was quite prominent in the order. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the church in Green Hill, Elder Stanley of West Lafayette, preaching the discourse. Remains were laid to rest in the Davis Cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic order. Mrs. Lucy Owens was born in Warren County, Ind., April 15, 1825. She passed to her reward December 22, 1899, aged 74 years, 8 months and 7 days. Her maiden name was Lucy Rakestraw. She was married to William Owens September 27, 1846. Together they have journeyed along life's pathway, each assisting and cheering the other throughout the trials of pioneer life. She has ever been a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a friend and neighbor to all. It was the writer's privilege to make her acquaintance about twenty four years ago when she sent six children to his school, three of her own and three motherless children to whom she became a foster mother. These children now bless her memory and shed tears in remembrance of her loving kindness to them. The family circle is broken, a golden link in the chain has been severed and mother, oh, holy name! None on earth more precious is at rest. Those who mourn are the aged husband who looks forward to a speedy reunion with the companions of his joys and sorrows for more than half a century, and eight children together with several grandchildren. The children are Harvey and Tilman of Benton County, Ind., Ollie Hann of Rensselaer, Jenny Fetterling of Washington, Ettie Mattox, Lucinda Houghton, Frances Owens and Amanda Owens of this county. Mrs. Owens had a firm faith in the Christian religion and a preference for the Christian church. The community is benefited by her life and its example. The funeral was preached by Rev. William Wilmer assisted by Rev. J. N. Greene. The pallbearers were: William Mawherter, Wesley Clifton, Abram Good, George LIvengood, Zopher Tyler and E. Lawson. Interment was in the brush cemetery.

Date: 1/11/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003675
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/9/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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