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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, October 10, 1901 Edition
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Frederick Mortimer Farris Deceased was born in Western Virginia, Harrison County and when 5 years old his parents moved to Ohio. He completed his education to the satisfaction of himself and parents and launched his bark out upon the stern sear of Reality. His Christian parents looked upon his brights sunny face as his boyhood days passed an he stood upon the threshold of manhood, cheerful and full of hope, loved and respected by all. He was united in marriage to Miss Melvina Clark at the age of 21, and to them were born six children, who were loving and devoted-two daughters and four sons. He with his wife and family moved to Indiana when he was 33 years of age. But leaves have their time to fall and flowers to wither, and stars to set, but thee, Oh, Death, hath all seasons for thine own. Most vividly did the truth flash through the minds of the friends and relatives and loved ones when the icy tendrils of death wound about the form of one so loved and respected. Deceased departed this life on Thursday, September 26, 1901, aged 76 years, 4 months and 11 days. It is sad indeed that one who has been with us so long should be taken from friends and loved ones, but He who from the beginning foretells the end, knoweth all things best. Death and love are the two things, which bear the good to heaven. We rest assured that he is safe in the arms of Jesus, secure from the snares and pitfalls of this life. To those whose eyes are now filled with tears we would say: All the truly great and good, all the pure and holy and excellent from this world are constantly tending toward heaven as the streams tend to the ocean. So all these are tending to the great ocean of infinite purity and bliss. The progress of time does but bear them on to its blessedness, and we, if we are holy, to be united to them. There every gem that death rudely tears away from us here is a glorious jewel, forever shining there. Every Christian friend that goes before us from this world is a ransomed spirit waiting to welcome us into heaven. Five children are left to mourn Father Farris. loss- Two daughters and three sons, and many relatives and friends.

Date: 10/10/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003762
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/3/2015
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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