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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, August 22, 1901 Edition
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From an Old Comrade St. Paul, Minn., Aug 15, 1901 Editor Republican: In the newspaper notices of the death of Hosea Conkhite, I see no allusion to his services as a soldier in the war for the union. He served in Co. E. of the 86th and was a model soldier, which is the mainstay of our government in time of danger. There were five Conkhites in Gemmer's company of the 86th: Steve and Hose, sons of Enoch; Luke and Henry, sons of Elijah; and Levi, son of Cornelius. Steve, the color bearer and hero of the Mission Ridge, came home at the close of the war bearing honorable scars, and has been sleeping under the sod for several years I believe Henry, the light haired boy was killed at Mission Ridge and Luke, his dark haired brother, died of wounds received the following year in the Atlanta campaign. And now Hose has gone "where the bugle shall call him to battle no more." "After Life's fitful fever, He sleeps Well." yours truly, E. D. Thomas Last week Henry Karst, Sr., was very ill from a thickening or hardening of the tissues of the brain, and part of the time was unconscious. The first of this week he was reported better. Later- Mr. Karst died yesterday. Funeral is tomorrow at 2:30 p.m., at the residence Mrs. Dessie Holtz after a painful illness of several months died at home of her mother in this place last Monday night at 10:30 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. N. Greene, her pastor, preaching the discourse. Remains were laid to rest in Hillside. The church was beautifully decorated with potted flowers, and colors of mourning draped the altar rail and sacred desk. James C. Whickcar of Fountain County died from Bright's disease Sunday evening at the age of 45 years, and remains were taken to Jordan Township, this county for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm Wilmer at Jordan Church on Tuesday. He was married in 1898 to Miss Ella Hiemelright of Jordan Township, a niece of Abner Goodwine. His brother, J. W. Whickcar, resides in Attica and a cousin. V. Whickcar lives at Alvan, Ill. He also leaves two children. Mrs. Ollie L., wife of George Whitesel, who recently moved to this place from Montgomery County, died at her home at the corner of Grant and Washington Streets from peritonitis at noon last Tuesday. Deceased was 19 years of age and had been married only a month. The parents of Mr. Whitesel and the decease arrived Tuesday evening. She was the daughter of Elisha and Eva Cox. The body was taken yesterday to Crawfordsville via Danville, where the funeral and burial will take place. Opal, the little daughter of Edward and Maria Bisner near Rainsville, Pine Township, died Friday, August 16, 1901 at 9 o'clock p.m., from cholera infantum. The child was a year, eight months and five days of age. The funeral was preached at the Rainsville Church last Sunday at 3:30 p.m., Rev. J. M. Williams of Pine Village officiating, Interment was in the cemetery at Rainsville. Mrs. Nancy Huffman of Boswell, aged 76, the mother of Mrs. W. P. Ermey of this place, died last Sunday at 4:45 p.m., from general debility. The funeral was preached by Rev. Lawhon of Boswell in the M. E. Church at one o'clock p.m. Tuesday and interment was made in the Boswell Cemetery. Mrs. Ermey was with her mother when she died and remained until after the funeral.

Date: 8/22/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003757
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/28/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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