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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, March 29, 1900 Edition
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Died at her home, three miles north of town, Sunday evening, Mrs. Betsey Lewis, 81 years old, of old age; she had been feeble for a long time. She leaves several children and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Interment was at the Rose Cemetery. Mrs. Westfall, wife of Wm Westfall, Sheriff of Benton county, died at her home in fowler last Saturday afternoon, from heart and nerve trouble the funeral took place Monday afternoon and interment was made in Montmorenci Cemetery. Her maiden name was Sarah Moore and she was a sister of Thomas C. Moore, of Medina township and aunt to Mrs. Fremont Goodwine and Mrs. C. C. Stearns of this place. She was over 51 years of age at her death, and two daughters, married, and a husband survive. Mr. William Crow, one our oldest citizens, a resident of Liberty Township, died at his home last sunday morning from a complication of diseases. for a year or more he had been sorely afflicted with cancer and gangrene and for several weeks before his death he had suffered greatly. He was in the 85th year of life, and was a son of the late Benjamin Crow. The funeral services were held at the family residence last Tuesday morning and interment was made in the west Lebanon cemetery under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge of this place, of which he had long been an honored member. Mrs. Jno. Luppold returned Sunday toauburn, Ind., called there to attend the funeral of her daughter, who died from paralysis Sunday morning. Wm Clifton, an old soldier of Newport, died suddenly while his wife and daughter were at church. He ate a heartier supper than usual, drinking three cups of coffee. Before retiring he took a bath. He was take with cramping in the stomach, which the physician pronounced congestion. He was over 55 years of age. He leaves a wife, son and two daughters. James Dickson of Crawfordsville, aged 56, died in that city last week from rheumatism of the heart. He was in his usual health and spirits when he retired at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Julia Ann Whickcar departed this life Tuesday morning of this week at 6:30 o'clock, after an illness of four or five years, from tumor and dropsy, aged 67 years and one day. Mrs. Whickcar was the sister of the Late Harvey Day of Jordan Township and Mrs. E. A. Boardman of this place. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her home was in Fountain County, three miles east of Attica. In her death the entire family is gone with the exception of two sisters-Mrs. Ira Julian of this place and Mrs. Melvina Heamerright of Nebraska. The funeral services were held yesterday at the Bethel Methodist Church in Fountain County at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Mr. Schermerhorn officiating. Deceased leaves two sons. Mrs. Susan Fox died at her home in Independence March 16, 1900 of pneumonia. She was about 58 years of age, and was born and spent most of her life in Warren Township. She had been twice married and leaves a husband, two sons, three daughters and a father to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church the 18th inst. and remains laid to rest in the Independence Cemetery. She was a woman of superior ability, a devoted Christian and kind neighbor. A large concourse of friends attended the last sad rites, showing the esteem in which she was held. She suffered much during her sickness, but was resigned and trustful as she approached the border land and neared the dark river. Elisha Rodgers. This old citizen was born April 14, 1812 in the state of Connecticut, and was the eldest of a family of eight children-six sons and two daughters-of Allen and Sarah Rodgers. His father was a farmer and cooper. When Mr. Rodgers was a child, his parents moved to the state of New Hampshire, and from there came to Hamilton County, Ohio, and in the fall of 1825, to Vermillion county, Indiana, where Elisha lived until 1836, when he moved to this county, locating in Mound Township. Deceased was married in 1840 to Miss Juliet Evans, and to them were born one child, a daughter, Melissa. In June 1849, Mrs. Rodgers died and he again married, his second wife being Miss Mary A. Moudy, by whom he had ten children. Upon coming to Warren county Mr. Rodgers located on a good farm located at the town site of Baltimore, four miles northwest of Covington. He not only engaged in raising wheat, corn, oats and hay, but also in the raising of stock. In early days Baltimore was a thriving town overlooking the Wabash River, which was navigable, and steamers almost daily passed the town. Deceased in those days was the postmaster at this town, holding the position for 25 years. During the years of his active life, he held the office of trustee of his township, Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner. In 1881, he built a fine brick residence costing the sum of $5,000, which commands a grand view of the Wabash River and surrounding county. He was a great friend to the cause of education and built upon his own premises a fine schoolhouse. He was an influential citizen and a strong advocate of temperance. Several years prior to his death, he was in poor health and finally became too feeble to leave his home. For some years previous to death, he was blind from cataract. He died at his home on Sunday, May 4, 1900, leaving a devoted wife and children to mourn his death. He had lived in Warren 64 years, and was a pioneer of pioneers.

Date: 3/29/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003681
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/16/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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