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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, November 22, 1900 Edition
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J. O. Arms living near Ocala, Florida, engaged in farming, was brutally murdered in cold blood and his body thrown into a huge fire, made from a large brush heap in December 1897. Relatives at Attica and in this county, labored hard to discover the murderers and bring them to justice, but were unsuccessful. One Nicholas Myers and his son, Robertson Myers, and a third party, Mack Jameson, were suspicioned, the evidence against them being only circumstantial. A detective of Memphis, Tenn., was given the case, and he succeeded in obtaining sufficient evidence to place the men under arrest. At the trial they were acquitted. The detective was not discouraged, but again set to work, finally secured their indictment. On the 19th of October the trial of these men began and on the 24th the case was given to the jury, who rendered a verdict of murder in the third degree against the principal, Nicholas P. Myers and charged the son with being accessory before the fact. The fallowing day, Judge Hocker sentenced Myers, Sr., to 20 years hard labor in the Florida Penitentiary and Myers, Jr., to 6 years imprisonment. Myers Sr. is advanced in years and the 20 years may never be served out. Cunningham Brown was born near Winchester, Virginia, January 29th 1851. When he was twelve years old his widowed mother brought her family to Chillicothe, Ohio, where they remained until 1833. At this time deceased and his two brothers, James and John, came to Warren County. He was first employed by his cousin, James Cunningham, who was at that time clerk of the court. Mr. Brown was twice married September 8, 1846. To them were born five children. A son and a daughter died in infancy, George W. in 1887, and john W. in 1899;a daughter, Mrs. Harry Evans, survives him. In 1847 Mr. Brown took his family to Iowa, but they were dissatisfied and returned in a few months. He engaged in farming and improved two farms in Indiana. He moved to LaPlatte, Missouri in 1872, where, November 2nd, 1874, he was married to Miss Eliza Riggs. In May 1875, they removed to Iowa. There they engaged in the hotel business. April 1899, they retuned to Indiana and made their home with his daughter. Deceased was a staunch Republican and had hoped for several months to be able to cast his vote with his party, but when the day came his life was too near spent for him to realize anything. For several years he had been quite feeble. The last five months he had been confined to his room. He suffered little, but gradually grew weaker. He fell asleep November 9, 1900. He leaves a wife, on child, eleven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a brother, James Brown of Iowa. Short funeral services were held by Rev. A. H. Zeliner at the residence at 10 o'clock Sunday November 11. Interment was made in West Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Matilda Ellis. This lady was born in Kentucky January 8, 1864, and died at Rainsville, Ind., on Wednesday, November 14th, 1900, aged 86 years, 10 months and 27 days. Her Home was in Rainsville and she died from old age and the infirmities attending. The remains were interred in the Union Chapel Cemetery at 10 o'clock a.m., Friday, November 16th, 1900. Deceased was the daughter of the late Daniel Hartsock and she was a widow. Dr. Bertrand of Rainsville was her physician. No funeral services were held. Mrs. Cordelia Stacker. Deceased resided in Warren Township, this county. She was born in the state of Kentucky February 1820 and died Thursday, November 15th, 1900, from old age. Her father's name was Stephen Stewart. The funeral Services were conducted by Rev. Joe Cowgill of Green Hill at 10 o'clock a.m. Friday, November 16th, 1900, and interment was made in the Armstrong Cemetery. She was in the 81st year of her age. Dr. Mitchell was her attending physician. Jesse Clarence Kiger. Deceased was the child of Thadeus W. Kiger of this place. He was born in Williamsport, Ind., June 22d, 1891, and died after a week's illness Saturday morning, November 17th, 1900, aged 9 years, 3 months and 26 days. The funeral services were held at the family residence on Sunday, November 18th, 1900, Rev. William Wilmer officiating. The child died of membranous croup. Dr. Osburn attended him. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. Elmer Waymire. Deceased was the son of Peter Waymire, residing in Warren township, Near Independence. Elmer died at the home of his parents Tuesday, November 13th, 1900, aged 23 years, 9 months and 3 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Jones at the U. B. Church in Independence on Thursday, November 15th, 1900. Deceased joined the church four years ago and had lived a devoted member since his conversion. He was beloved and respected by all who knew him, and the service was attended by a large congregation. He had been sick several months from consumption. Interment was made in the Independence Cemetery. Elmer Dawson. Deceased was the son of Charles and Sarah Dawson, living on East Kickapoo, Warren Township, and died at the home of his parents on Monday morning, November 19th, 1900, and after a short illness from stricture of the bowels. Deceased was unmarried and lived at home with his parents. He was about 24 years of age. In early life he was rendered a cripple from an attack of a white swelling making necessary a crutch, which he always used. The funeral discourse was preached at the U. B. Church in Independence at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, a minister of Attica officiating. Interment was made in the Davis Cemetery.

Date: 11/22/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003714
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/28/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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