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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, March 28, 1901 Edition
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Monday morning between 8 and 9 o'clock, Wm T. Cameron, in his 63d years, of this place, in attempting to cross the Wabash tracks near the Monroe Street crossing was caught by a car struck by another in making a running switch, throwing him to the ground and dragging him 20 feet of more crushing and mangling his feet and limbs above the ankles and bruising him abut the breast and head and breaking a shoulder. He was attended by Drs. Swank, Dehart, and McCullough. death resulted within an hour. funeral was yesterday at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Wm Wilmer officiating. Interment was in the Keiser Cemetery in Liberty Township. Mrs. Lorinda Moore-Bryant. Deceased was the wife of Thomas Fry Bryant, ex-County Clerk of this county, and after an extended illness, died at her home in Covington, Ind., on Thursday morning, March 21, 1901. She was born in Ohio, December 29, 1836, and at her death was in the 65th year of her life. She had lived in Indiana since early childhood. She was the sister of Mr. Bryant's first wife, who died several years ago in Kansas. for many years prior to her marriage, she was a resident of this place and was universally loved and esteemed. she was a member of the Presbyterian Church nearly all her life. in 1883, she was united in marriage to Mr. Fry Bryant, who is in the deputy Clerk of Fountain County. No children were born to them, but she at once became a true mother to the motherless children of her sister, and all of them loved her almost as well as their own mother. the funeral services were held at the family residence last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Wm Wilmer of Attica conducting the same, assisted by Rev. C.E. Fowler of Covington. Interment was made in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Deceased was an aunt by marriage to Mrs. Rose and Ella Smith, and a Sister-in-law of Mrs. D. F. Warner, All of this place. the many friends here sympathize with Mr. Bryant and the children in their sore affliction. Mrs. Fannie Ella Nora Moore, nee Mehaffey, was born in Warren County, Ind., December 30, 1865, and died March 23, 1901, aged 35 years, 2 months and 23 days. She was married at an early age to James E. Moore with whom she lived in happy married estate for 17 years. Their home life was of the happiest kind, both striving to make the lot of the other pleasant. To their union were born seven children who survive the mother, namely: James Robert, aged 16; Pearlie Belle, 13; Charles Raymond, 13; Ruby, 10; Eddie, 8; Willie, 6; Verdie, 18 months. Mrs. Moore never had any formal relation with any church and yet in her heart sympathies, she was religiously inclined, having often expressed a desire to unit with the M. E. Church. Her failure to do so was due more to neglect then intent. While not visibly connected with any church, she seemed to have a faith in Christ and in that faith passed away. Friends noted that previously to her death, she seemed to commune with her mother, who has been dead several years, and whose Christian character and faith in Christ were never doubted. Mrs. Moore was for several years a sufferer from affliction, which in the last attack of four weeks brought her to her death. She was known as a kind mother, a loving wife and a good neighbor. The husband, children and many friends mourn her loss. Verdie, the babe of Mrs. James Moore, Deceased, has been adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Ab Mehaffey of this place, and they will care for it as their own. Memorial. Adele Jane Mawherter was an only child of Wm J. and Louisa Hanes-Mawherter. She was born Monday about 12 o'clock noon, September 22d, 1862. At the time of her birth, the parents lived on her grandfather's, Joseph Hanes, farm near Pine Creek, about 3 miles northeast of Williamsport, Warren County, Ind. Her life was wholly lived in Warren County with the exception of a short residence in Attica of but six months. At that time, she was but three and one half years old. She was from her infancy of a quiet, calm, thoughtful, cheerful, considerate and religious turn of mind; always striving to do right and to be right in all her associations in life and to be in strict harmony with the unalterable laws of god at all times. Her religious belief was founded deep down in the philosophy of the visible universe as she beheld and understood her relation to it. As a girl she gave evidence of the even temper, gentle disposition and hopeful spirit that characterized her later days. While yet a girl, she met him who later became her husband, Mr. S. D. Messner, and there began a companionship that terminated only with her death. Their early association culminated in their marriage at the home of the bride, December 28, 1882. To them was born one child, Edna, October 8, 1883, who has been the object of the parents' deepest devotion and love. The home of Mrs. Messner was almost ideal. Her heart was in her home and with her neighbors whose association contributed to the happiness of her home. She loved and was devotedly attached to her husband and her child. For them there was no task too burdensome to perform, or sacrifice too great to make. Her delight was to make her home pleasant. Her relation with her husband was a congenial one. Mrs. Messner united with the M. E. Church three years ago last February, under the preaching of Rev. L. C. Bentley. Her desire has been to attend religious services but her opportunities of doing so have been few, owing to her sickness. She told her pastor in the beginning of her relations with the church that she could not speak as some others could, but there was praise and song in her soul. For a number of years Mrs. Messner has been a sufferer. Once and again the shadow of death was upon her. But in the mist if all she maintained a spirit that was cheerful, a courage undaunted and a faith unshaken. Her last severe attack lasted about four weeks. She knew the end was near and spoke of it. "Drawing near her death she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body." She spoke of others as present who had been in eternity for years. Dimly she saw the white throne of God and pointed it out to friends at the beside. In her semi-conscious moments her broken sentences seemed to say: "I hear a voice you cannot hear, Which says I must not stay; I see a hand you cannot see, Which beckons me away." She would say, "I want to go home," and being assured she was at home, she would say, "No, my heavenly home." Then she would add, "I have two fathers; my earthly father, my heavenly father. On the evening of Monday, March 18th at about 7 o'clock, an invisible hand opened the door of this home and the Death Angel robed in black, entered. Up to the bedside of this sufferer he walked, and while the friends stepped back in awe, he laid a dark hand upon this life. Thus the life that had lingered here for thirty-eight years, five months and twenty six days went to the heavenly father and the heavenly home to live forever.

Date: 3/28/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003733
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 12/26/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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