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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, April 25, 1901 Edition
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Mr. Daniel Baker, Aged 85 years, died at his home in Waynetown, Ind., Wednesday, April 17, 1901, from debility. The remains were taken by the relatives last Friday to Blue Grass Grove, Ill., for interment. Mr. Baker was a brother-in-law of Justice Robert Hall of this place, marrying Mr. Hall's eldest sister, who was a daughter of the late Henry and Harriet Hall who, Many years ago, resided in this county. Deceased was raised in Carroll County, Ind. In 1815-2 he lived in Prairie Township. this county, and in 1854 sold his farm there and moved to Blue Grass Grove, Ill., where he engaged in farming several years. His wife and a son survive him. Wesley Ray, who has been a great sufferer from asthma this winter, died at his home Thursday morning; funeral was held at the M. E. Church Friday. Mary Elizabeth Berry This lady was born December 27th, 1840 in Hannibal, Mo. She was the daughter of John and Blanche Berry, and the eldest child of a family of 14 children Three sisters-Mrs. Christina Alkire of Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Sadie Hurd of Alexandria, Ohio; Mrs. Juliette Rockwood of Indianapolis; and two brother-James E. Berry of Alexandria, Ohio, and Charles M. Berry of Williamsport, Ind., Survive her. The greater part if her life was spent in Warren County, Ind., where she leaves a host of friends. She was Married so Moses Spencer February 6, 1860. To this union were born four children two sons and two daughters, two of whom are still living, Otis Spencer of Danville, Ind., and Mrs. Theolia Pride of this place. Mr. Spencer died February 27, 1876, and in 1878 deceased was united in marriage to David F. Reed. To them were born also four children, Two sons and two daughters, all of who survive her. Samuel F. Reed resides in Rainsville, Ind.; Mrs. Zenobia Englehardt resides in Danville, Ind.; John C. Reed is a member of the 6th U. S. Heavy artillery and is stationed at Manila, P. I., and Pauline Reed also lives in Danville. Mrs. Spencer moved to Danville, Ind., some ten years ago, where she since resided. She became a member of the Methodist Church in 1892 and remained a member to her death. She had been a sufferer for several years from dropsy, but had never been confined to her bed. She had been helping clean the yard on Tuesday, April 16, and had retired at 7 o'clock p.m. She arose and called her daughter Pauline, there being no one else in the house at the time. She said several times, 'I am Dying," and was dead before the other members of the family or medical aid could be summoned. The remains were brought to Williamsport Thursday night on the Midnight train. The funeral occurred at Rainsville in the Methodist Church on Friday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m., Rev. J. N. Greene preaching the funeral discourse She was laid to rest beside her husband, Moses H. Spencer, in the cemetery at that place. The pallbearers were John R. Mills, John Lawson, Garrett Hillyer, Joel Gray, John Grames and Lafayette Mullen. Mrs. Hester A. Smith-Julian This lady was born near Pond Grove, this county, February 16, 1837, her parents being John and Eliza Smith, who emigrated ta an early day from Ohio to Warren County, Ind. She was united in marriage to Isaac N. Julian September 26, 1854, at Independence, Rev. Mr. Taylor being the officiating minister. To this union were born eight children, six of whom survive their mother. The children are: Mrs. Mary J. Lewis of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; Charlotte, who died in 1868; Ella, dying January 2, 1884; Mrs. Ollie Richcreek of Steuben Township, this county; Ren, residing at Willington, Ill.; William C. and Ike of this place, and John of Muskegon, Mich. The greater part of the life of Mrs. Julian was lived in this county, although her residence was for several years in Benton County and later in Chicago, where her husband met his death by an accident October 26, 1885. The last seven years were lived in the home in Williamsport. Mrs. Julian untied with the Methodist Church in Oxford, Ind., under the ministry of the late Dr. John L. Smith, in the year 1873, but through poor health was prevented from regular attendance. Her Faith, however, was centered in Christianity and she was to the extent of her ability charitable to the churches, teaching Christ. She was known in her family as a kind, considerate mother and a home loving soul. Her last illness lasted but six days and her death came rather unexpectedly to all. She passed away early Wednesday morning, April 17, 1901, aged 64 years, 2 months and 1 day. When only a little more than three months old, her father died and she was taken by her aunt, Mrs. Mary J. Coates of Independence, who raised her. The funeral services were held Friday morning at 9 o'clock, April 19, 1901, Rev. J. N. Greene officiating. The remains were interred in Hillside Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Isaiah Smith, E. A. Biggs, D. K. Butt, D. C. Boggs, I. N. Statzell, Ed C. Livengood.

Date: 4/25/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003739
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/28/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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