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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, July 5, 1900 Edition
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The subject of this sketch was born in Warren Township, this county, October 10, 1861, and departed this life at the hospital at Indianapolis Thursday, June 28, 1900, aged 38 years, 8 months and 18 days. He leaves a wife and one brother, Irving James, and an aged mother. In al the sad and troublous affliction of her husband, Mrs. James has been a most devoted wife, and her sore trial in sickness and death had made her friends far and near who sympathize with her. The remains were brought to this place Friday evening and taken charge of by undertakers Correll & Boyd who conveyed them to Independence, where the funeral was held in the U. B. Church on Saturday, June 30, 1900, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., Rev. D. C. Warren of Alexis, Ill., officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Sines of Attica, the regular pastor. The services were very impressive and the attendance was large. Hon. J. Frank Hanly and wife of Lafayette were among the attendants. Deceased had been in poor health for three years, and last March was taken to Indianapolis for treatment. His profession was that of a teacher, but work being confined to his own township principally. He was a member of the U. B. Church and at one time a member of I.O.O.F. As on the evening of June 30th, 1900, closed the most beautiful month of the year, so also passed away among from his friends the brightest young and full of promise of a long and eminently useful life. Kind hearted, loyal, generous, truthful, with a mind clear and practical and a courage that even death could not daunt. Few were his equals. It seemed that nature, foreseeing his early demise, gave him wisdom beyond his years. Early in his school years poor health prevented his attending school. Nothing daunted, he studied at home and soon passed his more fortunate schoolmates and soon could assist even his teacher. He continued his work until he had finished higher algebra. Finding that he could not have strength for the ordinary pursuits of life, he began the study of sketching, and so diligent was he in this last effort to be useful, in spite of his growing feebleness, that in a few weeks he could produce salable sketches. But the fell destroyer consumption had made such inroads upon the citadel of life, that he became confined to his bed never rise again. But instead of bemoaning his condition he cheered his heart broken parents, had a cheery word for everyone and seemed to the last hour of his life to have a lively interest in all about him. To plan to comfort and hel his parents seemed his only care. All his efforts t qualify himself for usefulness, was that he might make home brighter and better for them. Harder to bear than all beside, was the knowledge that his cherished ambition must be given up. But he did not repine, but as the dying commander cheers his soldiers on so, while death's dew gathered on his brow he cheered and comforted them until the last. He passed away on the last day of June in 1900, aged 24 years and was laid to rest by the side of his twin sister who, in infancy, had gone before him. He was the only son of J. and M. Warner and although so young left many comforts his skill had provided. When only 16 years of age, he had taken out a patent on a wrench for buggies and was studying on other inventions until his health failed.

Date: 7/5/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003696
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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