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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, September 13, 1900 Edition
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Mrs. Alice Bolty of Jordan Township, after an illness of one week died at her home Saturday, September 8, 1900. she was born in Ohio and at her death was 58 years, 7 months and 8 days old. Funeral service were held at Hedrick Monday, September 10, 1900, at 11 o'clock a.m. and interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Her attending physician was Dr. Stevenson. "One by one they cross the river." It has been only a few short moths since this same pen chronicled the death of Mrs. Lucy Owens, and now it is employed in the same service for her husband. Williams Owens was born in Kentucky, September 7, 1823. At the age of four years with his parents he moved to Ohio. After living there two years they came to Indiana where, with the exception of a few years in Iowa, he has resided ever since. His married life of fifty-three years has been passed among this and the preceding generation of this county. For more than half a century he and his devoted companion toiled together and by their labors and economy acquired a comfortable home. They also by their teaching and example raised a large family of boys and girls to manhood and womanhood years who today call them blessed. Uncle Billy as everyone called him was one of nature's noblemen, scrupulously honest and upright. It has been my good fortune to be acquainted with him for twenty-five years and in all that time have never heard a word derogatory to his moral integrity and uprightness. As a neighbor he had no superior. As a husband and father he was all that humanity requires. No one asked a favor that he was unwilling to grant; generous, kind and always cheerful. Such a life as his has a wonderful influence on the community. The world is better for his example. How justly proud may his children be that they had such a father. And his good works follow him. The example of his life is being lived by every one of his children and the orphan grandchildren whom he raised. Oh, that there were more such men as he was? What a good world we should have. Discord and inharmony would be dispelled and sunshine, love and all that makes life pleasant would prevail. The same pallbearers and the same ministers who officiated at Mrs. Owens' funeral repeated the kind service at his funeral, which took place at the residence. The form we all loved so well was followed by a large number of friends and laid to rest beside his wife.

Date: 9/13/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003704
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/9/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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