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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, December 27, 1900 Edition
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Henry French, a man well known here and for long years of this, Washington, Township, Died at his home at Wellington, Ill, last Sunday morning. The remains were brought to West Lebanon, this county, last Monday where the funeral services were held be Rev. Eli Meyers, pastor of the Methodist church at Oxford, preaching the discourse. Interment was made in the cemetery at that place. Deceases was the youngest son of the Late Samuel French, and a brother to Lewis French and Mrs. Wm W. Robb. Mrs. Matilda Ellis Better known as "grandma" Ellis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Knaur in Rainsville, Ind., November 14th, 1900. She was born in Kentucky January 8, 1815, and at her death was 85 years, 10 months and 6 days of age. She was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Hartsock, the former having passed away nearly 65 years ago. She was married to Ira Ellis December 22nd, 1831, and emigrated with her husband from Kentucky in 1845. They stopped at Waynetown a short time, after which they moved to Warren County, Ind., in 1847. She had been a resident of Warren Township for more than 50 years. She was the mother of 14 children, 8 having preceded her t that heavenly home where no sorrow comes. four of the living children were present at the funeral - M.E., the eldest, Mrs. Minnie Kaur, Oscar, and Fannie, the youngest. Also the Granddaughter, Mrs. Carl Bright. The absent ones were Mrs. E. J. Goodwin of Mount Valley, Kan., Miss Emma of the Pacific Coast, Cal, and who will be remembered by many of the old teachers of Warren County, also a Granddaughter, Miss Bertha Knaur of Zion Home, Chicago. A short service of singing and prayer was held at the residence and another at the Union Chapel, by the Rev. J. Milton Williams, after which the remains were laid to rest in Union Chapel Cemetery. The Lyda Murder Case This notorious Murder case is now engaging the Entire time of the White County Circuit court at Monticello. The witnesses examined by the prosecution give testimony very damaging to Mrs. Lyda, who is charged with the crime of poisoning he husband and Starling Cox, a hand employed by the murdered husband, as an accomplice, who was in love with Mrs. Lyda. She had expressed the wish at different times that her husband would die. The relations between Mr. and Mrs. Lyda were not agreeable and at times there was trouble. Mrs. Lyda was very desirous that her husband would deed the farm to her, and because he refused to do so, she was dissatisfied and complaining. She admitted to friends that she had been mad enough a dozen times to poison him, and that if he did not have the farm put in her name, she would poison him. A servant girl, who has lived eleven years with the family and was there when Lyda died, testified that the relations between Mrs. Lyda and Cox were Friendly and even intimate. She also testified that after the corner's inquest she had been asked by Mrs. Lyda to testify that Lyda had taken the medicine himself, and not by the hands of Mrs. Lyda. She also stated that Lyda did in the convulsions. Several witnesses have testified that there had been more or less a quarreling between Lyda and his wife over Cox, and that he, Cox, had been requested several times to leave the place, as he, Lyda, was suspicious of his actions, that Mrs. Lyda objected and butter quarreling was almost constant and was the talk of the neighborhood. A number of witnesses are yet to be examined by the state, which will conclusively show the wicked heart of the woman who loved the hired man better than her husband. She seems Indignant over the "misrepresentations" of her neighbors, as she terms the evidence.

Date: 12/27/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003720
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/28/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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