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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, April 26, 1900 Edition
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Helen Gardner, the infant daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Will E. Vanderbilt, died at the city of Mexico, Mexico, April 10, 1900, after an illness of five days and a half, of cerebra-spinal meningitis. The child was born in this place January 8th, 1899, and at death was one year, three months and two days of age. The remains were interred in the American Cemetery at Mexico City on the 12th inst. The news of the child's death came as a severe shock to the relatives here, who did not know of its sickness. George Statzell, the aged father of Sheriff Statzell, died at Pine Village Monday and funeral was held on Tuesday. Mr. Statzell and family from this place attended. It was only a few months ago that the venerable John F. Sale of the same place died, he being the father of Mrs. Statzell. Mrs. Hannah E. Gregory, relict of the late Benjamin F. Gregory, was born in the city of Wheeling, Virginia, November 18, 1810. Her parents, with their large family, consisting of several daughters and one son, at an early day came to Indiana and located in Attica where she met her future husband who was then teaching school. They were untied in the bonds of holy wedlock Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, March 31, 1839 at the home of her parents, the late Colbrath Hall performing the ceremony. To this union were born three sons, Francis M., born May 22, 1840, and died October 31, 1843, in his fourth year; John, who survives, and Benjamin R., born October 29, 1848, and died December 2, 1896, in his forty ninth year. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Gregory came to Williamsport where they made their permanent home all the years of their lives. The husband departed this life at his home in this place March 7, 1874, in the 58th year of life. Not long after coming to Williamsport, they united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and were active members of the church, their home being ever open to the itinerant circuit rider. They were ever liberal to the support of the church and always ready to respond to her call. She was always a regular attendant at class and prayer meeting, and for fifty years was a teacher in the Sabbath school. Together over life's tortuous path, deceased and her husband for thirty five years journeyed together and at the parting in life's dark shadow she was left to journey alone. Twenty six years have passed since husband and wife bade each farewell in the gloaming, but on Friday morning, at 7:15, April 20, 1900, her weary spirit dropped its shell of mortality and the new world with its millions of spirit inhabitants burst upon her vision and soul greeted soul which had not met for long years of sluggish time. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday, April 22, 1900, at 3:30 p.m., Rev. Joseph N. Greene officiating. The church was beautifully decorated with potted flowers and palms, the work of the kind hands of the members of the church. Four songs, selected by the family, were sweetly rendered by four members of the choir, Miss Elsie Stephens at the organ. The body was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery beside that of her husband and son. The pallbearers were: Messrs. J.C. Stephens, A. H. Haun, C. V. McAdams, Isaiah Smith, J. D. Chambers and J. G. McCord.

Date: 4/26/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003686
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/24/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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