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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, January 17, 1901 Edition
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Mr. L. K. Yeoman, one of the leading and popular businessmen of Rossville, Ill., engaged in the coal and lumber trade, was killed by the cars last Saturday. He was 45 years of age and a cousin of Mrs. Wm W. Robb, living near this place. Funeral was held Monday at Rossville. Mrs. Betsy Catharine Alexander. Deceased was born in Putman County, Ind., near Greencastle, May 27, 1830, and departed this life at this place on Wednesday morning, December 27, 1900, aged 70 years and 7 months. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilkey and was one of thirteen children born to them. Three brother and three sisters survive her-John of Hume, Ill.; Lewis of Ambia, and William of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Rebecca Frakes of this place; Mrs. Laura Owens of Crawfordville and Mrs. Minerva Laws of Westfield, Ill. Deceased was united in marriage to Runic W. Alexander in Tippecanoe County, by Rev. Hezekiah Smith in August 1852. No children were born to them. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Alexander moved to this, warren county, locating on a farm in pine township, where they reside until they moved to Williamsport in 1884-sixteen years ago. Mrs. Alexander when 16 years of age united with the Methodist church and for several years was an active member. She had not been in good health for three years prior to death. While visiting relatives in Crawfordsville last fall, three months preceding her death, she was stricken with paralysis and was brought home where she lingered until death. Her sister, Mrs. Frakes, kindly nursed and cared for her during her illness. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church on Thursday, December 28, 1900, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. J. N. Greene preaching the discourse. Remains were taken to the Briscoe Cemetery in Pine Township for interment. The pallbearers were- A.H. Haun, Isaiah Smith, I. N. Statzell, E. C. Livengood, D. C. Boggs and James Anderson. Her husband survives her. The deceased, Effie Simmerman, was born at Dayton, Ohio, April 22, and died in Williamsport Jan. 3, 1901. She was 78 years, 8 months and 14 days old. She was married to Hamilton Simmerman Nov. 20th, 1850. Of this union eight children were born; four of whom are still living, Mrs. Maria Citizen, Mrs. Matilda Hackney, Nelson Simmerman and Mrs. Henry Pollom. She united with the Methodist church at Carbondale about 22 years ago, but for a number of years, she had not been an attendant of the church services because of impaired health. The funeral services were held in the Christian Church at Williamsport and conducted by Rev. G. H. Clarke. Mrs. Roanna Knotts. deceased was born in Ohio, July 2, 1826, and departed this life at her home in Green Hill, January 6, 1901, aged 74 years, 6 months and 4 days. Mrs. Knotts was a widow lady. The funeral was held at Green Hill on Monday, January 7th, 1901, at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Cooper of the U. B. Church officiating. Interment was made in the Davis Cemetery. Dr. Vick was the attending physician. Mrs. Katy Jane Gray was the wife of John W. Gray and daughter of Samuel and Mary Beamer. She was born in Kentucky February 16, 1845, and died and died at her home in Attica Monday, January 14, 1901. She was 55 years, 10 months, and 28 days of age, and leaves a husband. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Independence on Wednesday, January 16, 1901, Rev. Wm Wilmer preaching the discourse. Interment was made in the Davis Cemetery near Green Hill. Dr. Holly was the attending physician. Mrs. Elizabeth J. Nolin. This lady was born in Bloomington, Ind., September 11, 1821, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. "Bonnie" Moore in Burlington, Ind., Wednesday, December 26, 1900, aged 79 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Littrell. She was married to Fredrick M. Fenton January 31, 1839 at Green Hill, this county, and to them were born children- Mrs. Samuel Bittinger of this place; W. W. Fenton, of pine village, and Harriet R., who died when quite small. Her husband died at Green Hill March 23, 1847. Her second marriage was to Sino Munson, December 19, 1847, at her home in Green Hill. By this second marriage four children were born to them- Beuana Vista Moore of Burlington, Ind., Monterey, George D., and Zarrifa L., the last three being dead. Mr. Munson died on his farm near Green Hill, May 9, 1865. Her third marriage was to the late George w. Nolin at Williamsport, September 12, 1867. No children were born to them. They continued to reside at Green Hill until December 13, 1896, when Mr. Nolin died. Upon the death of her husband, Mrs. Nolin quit housekeeping and moved her household effects to the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. Bittinger of this place, where for the remainder of her life, she made her home. In the pleasant part of the season she would visit among her children, returning to Mrs. Bittinger's for the winter. September 11, 1900, she went to Burlington to make a short visit with her daughter, Mrs. Moore, and had been there a short time when she became sick from stomach trouble, and lingered until December 26, when she died. for the ten months preceding her visit to Mrs. Moore she had been in excellent health and always seemed to relish her food. The physician attending her certified that the cause of death was cancer of the stomach. funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Moore and remains were brought to this county where interment was made at noon, Friday, December 28, 1900 in the Davis cemetery near green hill. Mrs. Nolin nearly her entire life was an active and influential member of the united brethren church and died in that faith. Mrs. Ella Zumwalt. Deceased was born near Williamsport, Ind., July 14, 1860. She was married at the age of 16 to George zumwalt at Danville, Ill., August 29, 1876. To them were born two sons- Henry and Leonard- who, with the husband survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Zumwalt moved to Kansas in 1879 where Mrs. Z united with the Baptist church. Later she lived in Iowa and for the last 17 years of her life was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. she was a pure minded, earnest Christian, a true wife and mother, and kind friend; a patient soul who buried her sorrows within her own breast and threw the cloak of charity over the errors of her neighbors. For the past two years she had been in poor health and had a desire to visit the home of her childhood, and see the friends of girlhood. To grant this desire the boys at home underwent manly sacrifice and the husband stated with her to make this visit December 5, 1900 but before the completion of the visit she grew worse gradually, weakened and died Saturday, January 12, 1901 at 1 p.m. at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Philip Gemmer, in this place. She was aged 40 years 5 months and 28 days. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 13th, 1901 at the residence where she died at 2 p.m., Rev. J. N. Greene Officiating. On Monday morning the remains were taken to her late home in Iowa for interment. Aside from the husband and sons aforementions, she leaves her father, two sisters, many relatives and a multitude of friends to mourn her loss.

Date: 1/17/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003723
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 11/4/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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