History Record View

Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, January 31, 1901 Edition
File Attachment:
Attachment Type:

Mr. James Cunningham, an old pioneer 92 years of age, died at his home in Vermillion County, Ill., last week. He lived just over the state line from State Line City, was a soldier in the Black Hawk War and received a pension from the government. Interment was made last Thursday in the Walnut Corner Cemetery. Obituary Nancy Feasel was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, November 28th, 1809 and died January 17th, 1901, aged 91 years, 1 month and 20 days. She was married to William Haines in 1829. Thirteen children were born to them - six of whom together with her husband have proceeded her to that beautiful home beyond. About the year 1836, she united with the Christian church, and for more than 60 years she has been a follower of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Ever walking in His footsteps under any and all circumstances. She was indeed a dear mother in Israel. On Account of her afflictions and extreme old age, She has been deprived the privilege of attending church for a number of years, but as long as she was able, she was always found occupying her place in the house of the Lord, and when not able to attend church and as long as she was able to sit up, she never neglected to read her Bible. It was her determination to learn more and more of Gods Word, and she took great pains to teach her children to reverence their maker as to follow His teachings. She dearly lover her children, grand children and great grandchildren, they also loved and respected her; it was her chief delight to know that her children were comfortable, often neglecting herself looking after the welfare of others. she is gone now, but her good deeds will live after her. She was never heard to complain or murmur because of her afflictions, only when her pains were so severe did she let others know of her sufferings. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and forbearance. She expressed herself as being fully prepared and many times she said that she longed to go so that her pain might end, but having a very strong constitution and wonderful vitality which prolonged her life and making it very hard for her to endure. Six of her sons and one son-in-law were in the Union army '61-65. She lover her country as she did her God and fellow men and she never hesitated to do all she could for the comfort of the soldiers during the dark days of rebellion. She has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Samantha Johnson for a number of years who has taken the best care for her and spared no pains to see that she was well taken care of through her many years in feebleness and old age. Of her children only one son and the only living daughter were present; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one grand daughter-in-law were also present. She leaves six sons, one daughter, several grand and great grandchildren besides a wide circle of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure who extent there sympathy to the bereaved family. For more than three months she suffered untold pain and misery from a broken limb, caused by falling. She retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree for one of her age, remaining conscious up to six hours before her death. she was heard uttering a prayer before she became unconscious. the end was sweet and peaceful; she dies not as one having no hope without Christ in the world. Funeral services in the presence of a large and sympathetic audience were held at the Christina Church in Montezuma, Ind., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Elder J.L Sharitt, after which the remains were laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. Obituary Mrs. Rachel Martin Deceased was the wife of Otho J. Martin, died at her home in Williamsport on Saturday, January 26, 1901. She was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., on 1840 and she was in her 61st year. She had been married twice, her first husband being Thomas Norris, by whom she bore shree children - two daughters and one son, Mrs. Fannie Smith of Carbondale, Mrs Rhoda Corwin, of Williamsport, are still living. Mrs. Martin bore the good reputation of being and industrious woman and a kind mother. She was good to her neighbors when sickness or distress called for a helping hand. Her body was frail and subject to disease and pain, but she possessed an energetic disposition that kept her up, but notwithstanding this excessive vitality she was no longer able to defeat the destroyer. while attending on her sick daughter, she took a heavy cold, followed by other maladies, and in a few days all hope of recovery was abandoned. On the evening of January 36th, she passed quietly away. She leaves a husband, three daughters, one son, three sisters and one brother. Funeral was at the residence last Monday at 2pm, Rev G. H. Clarke officiating. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. Mrs. Eliza J. Andrews This lady was born in Jefferson County, Ill., in 1844, and died at her home in Vermillion County, Ill., Tuesday, January 22, 1901, in the 57th years of her life. She was married din 1867 to Arthur S. Andrews of Illinois, who survives her. To them were born nine children - five sons and four daughters - the eldest being Morton C. Andrews, who lives in this place. All the children are living, the youngest being nine years of age. Deceased for several years had been an invalid from Chronic bronchitis. The immediate cause of her death was the grip, her illness lasting only two weeks. She joined the Christian church when 18 years of age and was an active and consistent member to her death. She also leaves an aged mother, one brother and one sister. The funeral services were held at the Walnut Corner Church on Thursday, January 24 at 1:30 P.M., Rev. Wingard of the State Line preaching the discourse. Interment was made in the cemetery a Walnut Corner. W. H. Stephenson of this place has received a letter from a party at Idaho Springs, Col., informing him of the death of Elish A. Allen, a former citizen of this town and County, and at one time the host of the Warren Hotel, then the Commercial. Mr. Allen died last Thursday and the funeral and interment were under the auspices of the Woodmen of the World, in which he was insured for $1,000. He was probably 70 years of age. Funeral was last Sunday. Mrs. Charles Schlosser, Living near this place, died last Monday after a brief illness from childbirth. The interment was made in the West Lebanon Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She leaves a husband and 1 child.

Date: 1/31/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003727
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/9/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

Information in this record is provided for personal research purposes only and may not be reproduced for publication. If you have questions about copyright issues contact the archive source listed above.