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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, May 2, 1901 Edition
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Death of Mrs. Stidham Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Tunis Young in Cissna Park, Ill, April 16, 1901, Mrs. Celia C. Stidham, formerly Mrs. Bonebrake, who had nearly completed her 86th years of life. Celia C. Buell was born on Eaton, Ohio, May 3, 1815. Her father, Dr. Walter Buell, with his family moved to Warren County, Ind., in 1829, locating near West Lebanon. After the death of her mother, she returned to Eaton, O., where in 1837, she was married to Levi Bonebrake. she, with her husband, returned to Warren County in 1846. To them were born eight children of whom Isabelle, Fredrick W., James Harvey and Amanda passed over before. Those surviving are: Mrs. Frances R. Elder of Chistman, Ill.; Mrs. Sarah J. Starry of Louisburg, Kansas; Mrs. Rosa B. and Mrs. Celia M. Young, of Cissna Park, Ill. March 4, 1856, she was left a widow at their farm, near the present site of State Line City. In 1865 she was married to John H. Stidham of Iroquois County, Ill., who died June 26, 1878. After which she made her home with her daughter, Amanda E., who died September 10, 1897, in Williamsport, Ind. Since that time she resided with Mrs. Tunis Young. Mrs. Stidham lived a devoted Christian life for more than sixty-one years, which fitted her for the severe trials of suffering preceding her death. She was a member of the Christian Church at Williamsport. All who knew her esteemed and loved her. She was always well informed on the current topics of the day. The funeral services were held at the Christian Church at West Lebanon. The sermon was preached By Elder George H. Clarke, assisted by Rev. DeClark of Cissna Park. The remains were laid by the side of her first husband in the West Lebanon Cemetery. David B. Corwin of Warren Township, died last Tuesday from paralysis, aged 77 years, 2 months and 20 days. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. G. H. of this place at one of the churches in Independence at 11 0'clock a.m. today. Interment is in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anthony Solon last Saturday afternoon went to Sandusky, Ohio, to attend the funeral of his brother, Thomas Solon who died at his home near that city last Friday from paralysis. Deceased was 77 years of age and leaves three children-two sons and a daughter, all adults. The funeral services were held last Monday. A Startling Accident Last Tuesday Morning Sheriff Fred Williams went to Attica on business, ridding a horse, and was returning home between 12 and 1 o'clock and had crossed the bridge when a couple of runaway teams from Attica came upon him on the levee, frightening his horse. The animal shied and the girth of the saddle becoming loose, the saddle turned, and Mr. W. was thrown off the horse upon the left side of the head and left shoulder, causing a fracture of the shoulder bone and probably fracturing the skull at the base of the brain. He was rendered unconscious and was picked up by those who witnessed the accident and taken to the Leland Hotel in Attica and Drs. Bollinger and Rupert were summoned to attend him. The horse came on to this place and was caught on Monroe Street, near the Brubaker residence by Sam Briggs. The saddle was still on the horse but was entirely reversed. Examination showed that Mr. Williams' Condition was critical, the blood coming from the ears indicated a fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. any attempt to set the shoulder bone caused excruciating pain and made the injured man a maniac with power of ten well men, so it was impossible to remove him to his home here. Late Tuesday evening the physicians thought his mind was clearer and there were indications that he was growing better. yesterday forenoon he was removed to his home here. He has more fever, rouses up occasionally, and generally is in a comatose condition. He vomited a good deal Tuesday night, which continued yesterday. Dr. Bollinger says this is a bad symptom.

Date: 5/2/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003740
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/5/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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