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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, September 6, 1900 Edition
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William Houghton was born in Rush County, Ind., April 18, 1836. When a young man he moved to Benton County where he was married to Melissa Jane Blessing, December 9, 1858, with whom he lived in happy marriage estate for almost 42 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Houghton five children were born- three boys and two girls. One of the boys, Alva, passed from this life August 8, 1891. the other four children survive, all of them living in Warren County. Mr. and Mrs. Houghton moved to warren county first in 1876, settling near Independence. They moved to Williamsport about six years ago and there have since made their home. Mr. Houghton's church life began at the age of 19, when he united with the new light church. In that Church he continued until 1864, when he and his wife went into the Methodist church. In that church he remained until the day of his death. He was known before the world as an honest, hard working farmer. In the one he was known as a loving, sympathetic husband and a kind father- one who set before his children an example of industry and of a life unmarred by evil habits. He met his death suddenly on the afternoon of Saturday, September 1, 1900, aged 64 years, 4 months, 14 days. The funeral services were held at the U.B. Church at Independence Cemetery. Text was Rev. 14th chapter, 13th verse. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." The pallbearers were: P.W. Lewis, James Anderson, William Wolfe, George Marlow, Newton Marshall and Jasper McNett. This man was born at sea August 9th, 1818, and died at his home southwest of West Lebanon, august 8th, 1900. He was the son of Enoch and Jane Reece; he lived in Ebensburg, Cambria county, Pa., with his parents until 1869, when he came to Indiana where he has since resided. Reece E. Reece was married to Mrs. Mary Welker, September 24th, 1839 in the town of Ebensburg Pa. To them were born five children, all of whom but two survive him. These children are Miss Lottie Reece, Alexander Reece of Washington, Pa., Mrs. James Yaste and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Jones of Hoopeston, Ill. His grandchildren are Anna and Willie Reece, Mrs. Mollie Bowlus, Leonard and Elias Yaste. His wife Mary Reece died November 16, 1873. March 18th, 1875, Reece E. Reece was married to Alice J. Guernsey in the state of Michigan and then came to west Lebanon where they lived until now. Deceased became a member of the Christian church at the age of 20 years at Ebensburg, Pa., In his religious life he was very practical. He was very devoted to his family and his care for them was the strength of his life. For a few past years he was often said, "I wish the Lord would take me," and now his prayer is answered and he doth rest from his labor. At the house on Thursday, august 9th, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. W. E. Payne, read the 22d chapter of revelation and offered prayer. Interment was made in the woods Graveyard south of west Lebanon. The pine village news announces in its last issue the death of Wm. T. Wagner of Medina Township, who died last Wednesday evening at his home, 5 miles southwest of Pine village. he had been for years afflicted with epilepsy and was demented. Funeral occurred last Friday at Armstrong Chapel at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. J. C. Kempt officiating. The burial was under the auspices of the Green Hill Masonic Lodge. He was in the 66th year of his life.

Date: 9/6/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003703
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/9/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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