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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, July 19, 1900 Edition
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Mrs. Mary A. Jones-Bowlus. This lady was born in Brown County, O., May 12, 1841, and departed this life at her home near Pierceville, Finney county, Kansas, Tuesday, June 5, 1900, aged 59 years and 23 days of pneumonia. At the age of 9 years she, with her parents, moved to Warren County, Ind., and was united in marriage to Mr. Edward E. Bowlus, near this place, October 4, 1859, the late Rev. Colbrath Hall being the officiating clergyman. She joined the Christian church in June 1862, and to this faith she was steadfast and true to the end. She leaves to mourn her irreparable loss a devoted husband, one son, Harry E., and two daughters, Nora M., and Eva C. In a letter to us, her daughter Eva says, "For more than 21 years did she look forward each week for the Saturday evening's mail, knowing it would bring to her the Warren Republican and the Lebanon Gazette. They seemed to be that part of life for her that would have been hard to do without. Dear to her were the many friends left behind when we said goodbye and came to maker our home in the far west. Finding it impossible to keep a correspondence with them all she sought the "home" paper, as she always called them, that she might occasionally hear from them. Only a few short weeks ago she and I sat down and together read the clippings she had preserved. It took some time for large was the roll of weddings and large was the roll of deaths. It was a day ever to be remembered. She cherished the memory of each friend and loved one. There is one in particular-her Sunday school teacher when a little girl-Mrs. Gregory. She has talked of her so much, even after she was taken sick. She, in company with sister Nora, was to have home back to Indiana the first of September. Our mother calmly and sweetly went to sleep." The following we copy from The Jacksonian of Cimarron, Kan.: The news of the death of Mrs. E. E. Bowlus, which occurred at her home near Pierceville on the 5th inst., was received here, where she was well known and universally loved and respected, with profound grief and expressions of sorrow and regret. Mrs. Bowlus lived near Cimarron when the town site was but a barren stretch of prairie, dotted here and there with a sod hut or occasional frame shanty. She endured bravely the trials and hardships incident to pioneer life in western Kansas, and was ever at the side of her companion aiding and encouraging him, by act and deed, to meet manfully the obstacles that come to all who journey through this "vale of tears." In storm and sunshine, in gladness or grief, she was ever the same true, kindhearted wife, mother, friend. No higher tribute could be paid, no grander epitaph written. All is well with her soul! The death of young Harry H. Dick, of Liberty Township, which occurred at the home last Saturday which cast a gloom over this entire community. He was born September 3, 1882, and was in his 18th year. He was helping put hay in the mow with a derrick when the clip on the single tree gave way, the tree, with the force of 500 pounds of hay, flying around and striking him in the abdomen, producing rupture of the intestines followed by hemorrhage and death. In 1898 Harry entered high school here at the fall term, and belonged to the class of 1902, number 14 members-7 boys and 7 girls. It was the largest class in the history of the school. Not only his teachers, but also the entire faculty loved and respected Harry, for he possessed a nature, which won friends and retained them. He not only was apt in his studies, but he had a retentive mine and would have graduated with his class with honor. He was the only son and leaves a father, mother and two sisters, besides many relatives and a host of sorrowing friends. And while we sit with bowed head under the shadow of the Death Angel's wing, our hearts are lifted by the thought that God never makes a mistake. We pass under the rod of affliction and our mourning is soothed sweetly by the gentle voice of our father "Whom I love, I chasten." The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. N. Greene at the Methodist Church in this place last Monday at 2:30 p.m., the attendance being large. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The pallbearers were his class fellows-Arthur Biggs, Hallie Biggs, Fred Dexter, Thomas Chenoweth, Earl Kinsell and George Clawson. The honorary pallbearers were the young ladies of his class-Gladys Goodwine, Ruth Gregory, Jessie Compton, Adah Titus, Mary Smith and Clara Donovan. Florence Bartlett Mitchell was born near Tiscalwa, Bureau County, Ill., November 7, 1857, died at Kankakee, Ill., July 9th, 1900. She was a daughter of William and Carlinda Bartlett who settled five miles northwest of Oxford, Benton County, Ind., and married Ambrose Mitchell in 1891. She was a graduate of the Oxford, Ind. High School. She leaves two brothers and one sister-W. Lee Bartlett of Ambia, Ind., Millard Bartlett of Parrish Grove, Ind., and Cynthia Nern, of Rainsville, Ind. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Hoopeston, Ill. with services by Rev. Parker Shields of the M. E. Church of Hoopeston, Ill. Brother Daniel Talbot was born in Warren County, Indiana, April 19, 1837; died at his residence in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana, July 6, 1900; aged 63 years, 2 months, 17 days. He was married to Prudence Moore December 29, 1858, and to this union were born seven children, two boys and five girls. Of these seven children that came to bless his early home, two passed on very early in life and two boys and three girls remained to grow up to man and womanhood, and stood by the bedside of their father to receive his last good bye, till they all meet again. Prudence, the wife of his early choice, left all earthly scenes December 5, 1878, and passed to that country from whose bourn no traveler ever returns. Deceased was married to Mrs. Rachel Waymire Atkinson November 27, 1892. He leaves a wife, Five children, one brother, two half sisters, fifteen grandchildren and a great host of friends to mourn their loss. His parents died when he was a boy of but a few summers, and his early life was a proof of the truthfulness of the word: "That I will be a father to the orphan." Mr. Talbot had been a member of the I.O.O.F. for about 20 years. He ardently admired the Order, heartily cherished its teachings and beautifully exemplified its spirit of brotherhood. He was converted and joined the M. E. Church about twenty eight years ago last winter, and has lived a life of blessed influence for good till death, and when his strong body was being shaken like a reed by the wind, he stood with his eye fixed on God and calmly said to those of us who stood weeping by his side: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me," and "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you." A short service was held at the M. E. Church here Sunday morning at 8:30 conducted by Rev. Myers of this place, assisted by Rev. Williams of Pine Village. The remains were taken to Independence where at 2 o'clock a service was conducted in the M. E. Church by the ministers who officiated at Oxford. Interment was in the cemetery near that place under the auspices of the Independent Order of Odd fellows. -The Oxford Tribune. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Will Cottingham of this place, Miss Eva Talbot, a teacher in the schools of Rainsville and Oliver Talbot, residing on a farm in Warren Township. Also Mrs. William Slager of Pickaway County, O., and Willard Talbot of Oaksdale, Washington.

Date: 7/19/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003698
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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