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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, February 14, 1901 Edition
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The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Thurman of Warren Township, died Saturday morning from scarlet fever, and was buried in the Mound Cemetery last Sunday morning. George W. Sigler Deceased died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Lewis Stevens in Floral, Kan., last Friday morning at 7 o'clock, after an illness of more than a year. Last fall Mr. Sigler accompanied by his wife and son and family, went to California hoping to get relief by a change of climate. He remained there until a few weeks ago when they started on their return home, he and Mrs. Sigler stopping in Kansas to visit his sister and gradually grew weaker until he passed away. the body of the deceased arrived here Monday evening, accompanied by Mrs. Sigler and son, Joe T. Sigler. Our departed brother, George W. Sigler, was the son of George and Elizabeth Sigler, and was born near Rainsville, Warren county, Ind., February 25, 1841. He lived all his life within a few miles of his birthplace. He was married to Rachel C. Crabb, daughter of Vincent and Hannah Crabb, in Warren County, November 7, 1861. two children were born to them, Rachel A. and Joseph T. S. the daughter died at the age of sixteen, and was buried at Locust Grove, where the father is to rest by her side. Joseph is the only immediate family tie left to comfort and cheer the heart of our bereaved sister Sigler. Brother Sigler united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at college Corner some years ago under pastorate of Rev. Bro. Cullen, and has held his membership here ever since. Brother and Sister Sigler took up residence in the Boswell about eight years ago. Some five years ago his health began to fail and during the last three years of his life, he was almost constantly under medical treatment. last fall the family went to California, hoping the change of climate and other conditions might prove beneficial, but the experiment was disappointing. After a sufficient trail they turned their faces toward home, but Brother and Sister Sigler halted for a visit with a sister of Brother S. at floral Kansas. for a short time he seemed to be improving, but soon grew worse and the disease that was consuming his vitals took him steadily downward till February 1st, when the end was reached. near the close, he talked of death and said he was ready to go. He frequently sang Snatches of some of the old time songs. Just before his death, he seemed to be making an effort to sing. at first the friends caught no articulate of sound but by close attention recognized certain parts of the song so familiar years ago in our revival meetings "O how happy are they." ect. About the same time he was heard to quote certain passages from the 14th chap. of the Gospel of John where the Savior is uttering words of comfort to his followers in view of his departure, which was soon to take place: "Let not your hearts be troubled." ect. He leaves one brother, Wm H. H. of Boswell and four sisters-Matilda Hendrick near Marion, this state, Lydia Dysert of Warren county, Ind., Susanna Bever, and one half sister, Rosetta Sigler of Boswell and stepmother Mariah Sigler. In the death of Brother Sigler, the community has sustained a great loss. For 60 years, he has gone in and out among us and has ever maintained the high esteem of all. He was a kind husband and Father, a good neighbor and citizen, a manly Christian greatly beloved by all who knew him. Honesty, uprightness and industry characterized his life. a good man has gone from us and we mourn his departure. His grief stricken family has the heartfelt sympathy of a large concourse of friends in this the hour of their sad affliction. Emma J. Wilson Deceased was born October 15, 1857, in Tippecanoe County, Ind., and after a prolonged illness and much suffering died at her home in Williamsport Thursday, February 7th, 1901, aged 43 years, 3 months and 22 days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Wilson. She was united in marriage to Hezekiah Watson August 25, 1875 at Lafayette, Ind., where her married life was lived until she moved to Williamsport, four years ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Watson were born six children, five of whom are living-Mrs. Carrie M. Lough of Elwood, Ind., Mary Etta Bush of this place, and the three younger children, Willie, Mamie and Lillie. Mrs. Watson united with Christian Church in Lafayette fourteen years ago and lived in that church until she came to Williamsport, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. she died in the faith with assurance of a crown of righteousness hereafter. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. J. N. Greene Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Church, from John, 11th chapter, 11th verse. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The pallbearer were: Fred Holtz, W. H. Evans, E. A. Biggs, R. M. John, Wm Cottingham and Frank Demmary. The Life Of Mrs. Charles V. Schlosser, replete with sunshine and promise went out Monday morning, January 28, 1901, at 3:30, before the dawn of Another Day, the Spirit of this bright and lovely young woman had joined the immortal throng, had been borne across the river by the death angel and had been received into a world where sorrow and pain are unknown. Through her Suffering and suspense the patient had all the Solace and untiring devotion and every manifestation of love. her patience throughout her illness demonstrated the splendid qualities of her disposition. She was the same gentle spirit that she was when bloom of health was upon her cheeks. Anna M. Bowlus was the second and youngest Daughter of Daniel and Jennie Bowlus of Washington Township; she was educated here and was married to Charles V, Schlosser, January 27th, 1897. She was a Christian woman and was enshrined in the hearts of her Aged Parents and family circle, a loved and loving wife, and commanding the respect and admiration of all who knew her. The funeral took place from the Schlosser residences, conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer; his words were eulogistic of the dead and consoling to the living. the floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, but the sweetest flowers grow in the land to which we'll go. Marshall Robert Compton died at Redwood Point, this County, on Friday, February 1, 1901, from pneumonia resulting from the grip. He was in his 28th year. He was a son of Hon. John Compton of Perrysville, Ind., and grandson of the late Marshall Compton, of the Steuben Township. At the time of taking sick, he was teaching school in Steuben Township where he had taught two winters previous. it was the same place where the children of his grandfather attended school and where his father had taught when a young man. He was an Active Member of the Masonic Fraternity. the remains were taken to his home in Perrysville for burial. He spent two years in the State Normal School at Terre Haute and then engaged in teaching. As a teacher he was greatly beloved by patrons and pupils. The greatly bereaved father and mother have the sympathy of all who know of the sad trial in his loss. The life of Mrs. Charles V. Schlosser, Replete with sunshine and promise went out Monday morning, January 28, 1901, at 3:30, before the dawn of another day, the spirit of this bright and lovely young woman had joined the immortal throng, had been borne across the river by the death angel and had been received into a world where sorrow and pin are unknown. Through her suffering and suspense the patient had all the solace and untiring devotion and every manifestation of love. her patience throughout her illness demonstrated the splendid qualities of her disposition. the was the same gentle spirit that she was when the bloom of health was upon her cheeks. Anna M. Bowlus was the second youngest daughter od Daniel and Jennie Bowlus of Washington township; she was educated here and marries to Charles V. Schlosser, January 27th, 1897. She was a Christian woman and was enshrined in the hearts of her aged parents and family circle, a loved and loving wife, and commanding the respect and admiration of all who knew her. The Funeral took place from the Schlosser residence, conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer; his words were eulogistic of the dead and consoling to the living. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, but the sweetest flowers grown in the world which we go.

Date: 2/14/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003726
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/9/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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