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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, December 20, 1900 Edition
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John Collyer, the father of Mrs. Thos Franklin of Medina Township died at the home of his daughter last Saturday, after an illness of four months. Deceased was born in Ohio, August 20, 1819, and at his death was 81 years, 2 months and 25 days of age. The remains were interred in the Independence Cemetery last Monday at 9 o'clock a.m. Dr. Vick was the attending physician. Wednesday, December 12th, 1900, occurred the death of Caleb S. Cronkhite of Jordan Township. Mr. Cronkhite was born June 17th, 1850 in Warren County, Ind., where he has since resided. In 1879 he was married to Miss Josephine Hunt, with whom he lived happily until death. Mr. Cronkhite had been ailing for several years and had been a constant sufferer, he bore it all with much fortitude and patience. He was a thriving farmer, a respected citizen, a dutiful son and a kind husband. He leaves two sisters, one brother, a mother, a wife and a host of friends to mourn his untimely demise. The funeral, which was conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer, was held at the family residence in Jordan Township, Friday noon, December 14th. Six nephews acted as pallbearers: Clarence and Samuel Cronkhite, Arch Hope, Claud Bartley, Elijah Brenner, and Elmer Hence. Interment was made in the west Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. William Jasper Rhode, living on the old Dan Messner Farm, 2 miles east of Pine Village, was almost instantly killed last Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. He and his son, Clair, aged 17, had climbed the ladder on the wooden tower to the windmill to locate, if possible, a fire they supposed to be along the railroad. Clair ascended ahead of his father and they had started to descend when Mr. Rhode missed his footing on the ladder and fell a distance of some 20 feet, in the descent striking his head on a cross beam in the frame, on the right side just back of the ear, fracturing the skull and nearly tearing the right ear off. He lay on the ground unconscious and Mrs. Rhode and her son, Clair, managed to get him into the house. The only indication of his being alive was his breathing. He expired thirty minutes after falling, the family physician arriving only after five minutes before death. The tower is about 35 feet high and Mr. Rhode had descended several feet before his feet slipped and let him fall. He was 42 years of age and the son of Mr. Caleb Rhode, who lives north and east of Rainsville. Deceased is a cousin of Mrs. J. G. McCord of this place, their fathers being brothers. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. J. J. Thompson, on Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock and interment was made in the Gray Cemetery, 3 miles west of Pine Village. The deceased was a man of sterling worth and loved and respected by all. His death will be long felt in the community. The attendance at the funeral was very large and the widow and son have the sympathy of all who know the sad occurrence.

Date: 12/20/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003718
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/28/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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