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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, August 2, 1900 Edition
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Simon Shoemaker was born in Adams County, Ohio, April 17, 1827, and died at his home in Alvin, July 13, 1900, aged 73 years, 2 months and 26 days. The family moved to Hillsboro, Ind., in 1839, and it was during their stay here that Brother Shoemaker was converted and joined the M. E. Church and lived a faithful and consistent member until death. In 1849 he married Elizabeth Thompson. To this union seven children were born; two sons were born in Indiana, and four sons and one daughter in Illinois. They moved to Vermilion County in 1857 and have lived there since. Brother Shoemaker's daily life showed that he was a Christian in deed and in truth. Just before he died he called the family around him and told them to meet him in heaven and sang: "My latest sun is sinking fast, My race is nearly run, My strongest trials now are past, My triumph is begun." The funeral sermon was peached by his pastor, Rev. M. White, at the Christian Church on Monday last. -The Independent, Rossville, Ill., July 19, 1900. Mr. Shoemaker and his good wife lived together over fifty years, and many years they lived in this county, at one time living on Rufus Prebble's farm in Pike Township. The widow lives at Alvan, Ill., now, her children all being married and have families and live at other points. Edna Belle, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sutton, living 3 1/2 miles east of Independence, died Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock from cholera infantum, aged 10 months. She was sick a week. Funeral services were yesterday at 10 o'clock a.m., at the residence. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, this place. Mrs. Valentine Butt died Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, in her 81st year. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5 o'clock, at the United Brethren Church, Rev. D. C. Warren officiating, and Revs. Mr. Dunseth and J. N. Greene assisting. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. Estella, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Wood, died last Monday night from consumption after a long and painful illness. Funeral services today at 3:30 p.m. at Methodist Church, Rev. L. C. Bentley officiating, assisted by Rev. J. N. Greene. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery. A Benton County farmer named Lyda has lost his life from poison administered by his wife and a hired man named Cox. Cox and Mrs. Lyda were intimate. (*Find a Grave shows William F. Lyda)

Date: 8/2/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003699
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/9/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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