Login

History Record View

Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, March 8, 1900 Edition
File Attachment:
Attachment Type:
Text:

Mr. Elisha Rodgers, well known in this and Fountain County, died at his home in Mound Township Sunday, March 4, 1900, and the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was born April 14, 1812, and at his death was in his 88th year. He had been a resident of this county since 1836, a period of 54 years, and was a man of influence, high moral convictions and sterling honesty. We will give an extended notice of this worthy citizen in our next issue. Wm H. Best, a character whom many of this place well remember, died in the Danville, Ill., National Soldiers' Home a short time ago. He was a shoemaker by trade and at one time had a shop here. During the war of 1861-5, he enlisted and went to the front. His first wife died several years ago. Deceased has children living, one son, George, living in this county. Frances Hanes-Daggett, youngest daughter of Lewis and Sarah Clifton-Hanes, was born in Williamsport, Indiana, September 24, 1853, and died in Gillet, Colorado, February 24, 1900, of pneumonia, aged 46 years and 5 months. When only ten months old her mother died, but Frances found a true home with her maternal grandparents who loved her as their own until the home was again broken by the death of the grandfather, when Frances was twenty one years old. After this time she made her home with her only sister, Mrs. Isaac T. Slauter. Here she began teaching school and finally, having decided to become a professional teacher, she entered the Indiana State Normal at Terre Haute, Ind., to fully prepare herself for her chosen work. She took the full course and graduated in 1884. After graduation she taught four years in the city schools at Huntington, Indiana, when she resigned to take charge of a Mission School in Salt Lake City, Utah, under the direction of Dr. T. C. Iliff. Here she taught three years and a half, resigning her work to become the wife of Orion Wainwright Daggett of Gypsum, Colorado, to whom she was untied in marriage at Salt Lake City, January 4, 1891. To this union two children were born, both dying in infancy. While attending school in Attica, Ind., at the age of sixteen, she untied with Baptist Church afterward transferring her membership to the Elm Grove M. E. Church, of which denomination she remained a consistent member until her death. Mrs. Daggett was a woman of splendid intellect, noble purpose, and singularly pure life. She was noted for her loyalty to friends and truth. She had a perfect hatred of shams that at times made her seem impatient. She lived a life of self-sacrifice and while knowing that the severe climate of the mountains was undermining her health, she clung to what she believed to be duty, and died at her post. They laid her to rest Tuesday, February 27, beside her children in the little cemetery near the mountain home she loved so well She sleeps today beneath the snow covered mound, fit emblem of her own pure, sweet life and far away in the distance, though seeming near like the cross of Calvary, gleams the Mount of the Holy Cross, bearing aloft its sacred symbol. She leaves her husband and sister and a large circle of friends to weep, and pray, and praise. The following is an extract form a letter from the West: "How the people all through the valley loved her was shown by their attendance at the funeral yesterday. They came from Wolcott, Minturn, Red cliff, Eagle, Fulford and Glenwood Springs, points forty and fifty miles away, and brought beautiful flowers, floral pieces, for outside and inside of casket. Strong men wept as if the loss were truly their own." Charles Lego, a driver in one of the Danville, Ill., mines, fell beneath the wheels of his car Friday morning and was killed almost instantly. He was 20 years old, and had been working in the mines since December 1, 1899. John H. Mauler, an old veteran who served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865, died suddenly at the State Soldiers' Home last Saturday evening. He had made all arrangements for visiting friends at Winamac and had his ticket purchased. He had been in the Home since last May. Elijah Doty of Independence, aged 87, died at his home last week after an illness of one week from pneumonia.

Date: 3/8/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003679
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/16/2014
Collection:
Entered By: Chris Brown

Information in this record is provided for personal research purposes only and may not be reproduced for publication. If you have questions about copyright issues contact the archive source listed above.