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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, March 7, 1901 Edition
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Robert J. Young The subject of this sketch was born September 7th, 1833, and he died February 18th, 1901 in his 68th year. His parents were Rev. Loyal Young D. D., and Margaret P. Johnston-Young of Butler, Pa. He united with the Presbyterian Church in 1855. In 1856, he went as a teacher to Spencer Academy among the Christian Indians where he remained five years. He was united in marriage to Margaret McAlvain of Butler, Pa., in 1859. Mrs. Young died in 1862, leaving an infant son. the helplessness of the motherless child was Mr. Young's means of escaping conscription into the Rebel Army. In the winter of 1862 he married Miss Sarah R. Long of Williamsport, Ind. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864 and served until the close of the war. After his return from the army he was, for a time, a teacher of the Freed men at Winchester, Va. He made his home in Butler County, Pa., for several years and then was commissioned as a colporteur of the Board of Publication. He traversed the hills and Mountains of the West Virginia on foot with his pack of books and tracts, doing his Master's Work. in later years he was under the same Board as Sunday school Missionary in the Synod of Indiana. He learned to endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. He was a faithful, conscientious Christian. He sought to do just what God wished him to do. His last years were spent with his children near Williamsport, Ind. He leaves a wife, one son and four daughters and three grandchildren, besides six brothers and one sister. Michael Hickman Deceased was an old pioneer of Warren County, Ind. He departed this life after many years of toil. He was born in Kent County, Delaware, June 7, 1814, and died at his home in Warren Township, this county, January 16, 1901, aged 86 years, 7 months and 9 days. He was the youngest child of Michael and Elizabeth Hickman, who have all passed on before, his youngest sister dying twelve years ago last June. When 21 years of age in December, he was united in marriage to Miss Britana Taylor, who died in 1836. in 1839 he removed to Indiana and in 1849 purchased a home of 80 acres of Sylvester Hickman, paying the highest price for it, $600, which he added to. Until his death he loved his home and for many years seldom left it. In 1844 he was again married, his second wife being Miss Jemima Welch, who died in 1885. To them were born seven children-four sons and three daughters. Franklin died in infancy; Mrs. Anna R. Kinneard lives in Steuben Township; Mrs. Mary E. Frasch lives in Pine Village; John H. Hickman died in 1893; William Hickman lived at the old home; Anderson died in 1887, and Sarah C. is living at home. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him. He Joined the Methodist Church at the age of 16 and lived in that faith until death. he was one of the founders of the Bethel Church in Warren Township, and was always a ready helper for both church and cemetery. The funeral services were conducted in the Bethel Church by Rev. Mr. Ogle. The remains were laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery beside those of his wife and children. He was a follower of the golden rule, never wishing to harm or take the advantage of anyone. He often spoke if death and said he was ready and willing to go when the master called. His death resulted from old age, hastened by an attack of la grippe. John McBride Deceased was born in Canada, March 22, 1840 and after in illness of two weeks died at Indiana Mineral Springs Thursday, February 28, 1901, aged 60 years, 11 months and 8 days. His disease was catarrh of the stomach, Dr. Boyd Jones attending physician. Deceased was a widower. The funeral was held at the Carbondale Church on Saturday at 1 o'clock p.m., March 2, 1901, Rev. Wm Wilmer officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery at that place. John Davis Mr. Davis was born in Virginia, October 26, 1818 and died at his home in Warren Township, this county, three and a half miles northeast of Independence, Monday, March 4, 1901, aged 82 years, 4 months and 8 days. Deceased moved from Virginia to Ohio, locating in Miami County. From Ohio he and his family moved to Indiana 18 years ago, in the fall of 1882 and Located in Warren Township. He was the father of eleven children, seven sons and four daughters, all of whom survive him, but one Eddie, who died in infancy. The surviving children are: Benjamin residing in Newton County, Ind.; John, living in this place County; James, a resident of Iowa; Charles who lives at home; Abraham, lives in Pine Township, this county; Frank living at home; Mrs. Susan McMillian of Newton County, Ind.; Mrs. James Burnsides who lives in Miami County, Ohio; Mrs. Lucinda Dawson and Mrs. Lydia Dawson of Warren Township, this county. Mr. Davis was a member of the Christian Church. He had not been well for several weeks, but grew worse about three weeks prior to death. His disease was La grippe and old age. all the children are married except one, Charles. The funeral services were held at the church in Green Hill, Rev. Joel Cowgill Officiating, Wednesday at 11 a.m., March 6th, 1901, and interment was made in the Davis Cemetery. Beside the children and the Widow the Deceased Leaves 37 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Date: 3/7/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003732
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/26/2014
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Chris Brown

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