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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, December 19, 1901 Edition
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Another Shotgun Catastrophe Thomas Allen, a dairyman, residing in Medina Township, one and a half miles south of Otterbein and five miles north of Green Hill, has two sons, John aged 17, and Hillis, a younger so. Last morning they were cleaning their shotguns preparatory to going hunting. The gun of Hillis was loaded and discharged and entered the breast of John, killing him instantly. The death of the boy is a terrible shock to the half crazed parents and casts a gloom over the entire community. About 7 or 8 years ago a little daughter was bitten by a rattlesnake and after great suffering died. The death of this young man is only one of many which have occurred since the hunting season opened, and yet none seem to be taken as warnings of the danger in handling unloaded guns. When will parents refuse to allow their boys to handle a gun or revolver of any description? Russel W., the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy O. Smith of Independence, died last Saturday from congestion of the lungs after a brief illness, aged 1 year 3 months and 7 days. Funeral services were held int eh U.B. Church at one p.m., Sunday, December 15, 1901, Rev. Mr. Richardson officiating. Interment was made int eh Independence Cemetery. Obituary Mrs. Ada B. Schoonover The wife of James S. Schoonover of Liberty Township, this county, departed this life Friday afternoon, December 13, 1901, aged 42 years, 11 months, and 27 days. Mrs. Schoonover had been a sufferer for six months, bearing it patiently without a murmur. Her one thoughts was to recover from her illness to be with her husband and children a few years more; but when it became evident to her that death was near, she became reconciled, made peace with God, bade her loved ones farewell and passed happily into the Unknown. Mrs. Schoonover was a member of the Methodist Church, having given her hear to God in early childhood, She was the mother of six children, four of who are living, two having died in infancy. Those living are Laura, aged 18; Bessie, 16; Harry, 15, and James Clark, 7 years. She will be sadly missed by her husband, her children, her mother, but most of all by Grandma Schoonover, who is an invalid and to whom the deceased has given constant care for many years. The funeral services were conduced by Revs. William wilmer and E. S. Shumaker at Elm Grove Chapel on Sunday, December 15, 1901 at 1 o'clock p.m. The pallbearers were two brothers, a brother-in-law, and three cousins of the deceased. Interment was made at this place in Hillside Cemetery. The home will be lonely without her, but we have the consoling thought that she is with Jesus, watching and waiting for us.

Date: 12/19/1901
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003768
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/3/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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