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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, February 6, 1902 Edition
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Died A gruesome tale comes from Oxford about an old lady, Mrs. Williams, who lived alone in the town. The neighbors not seeing her for several days began to suspect that something was wrong. Upon investigation she was found at home frozen to death, and had, probably been dead twenty days. She was probably over 60 years old. What kind of neighbors did this old lady have? Gone To Her Rest Mrs. Ellen Purdue-Horn, widow of the late John Horn, living in Prairie Township, departed this life at the home of her son on Monday, February 3, 1902, aged 72 years, 3 months and 24 days. Deceased was born October 10, 1822. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Wilmer at Carbondale Church at 10 o'clock a.m. yesterday and interment was made in Hillside cemetery, at this place, beside the remains of the husband. About a week before her death Mrs. Horn in some manner met a serious accident by her clothing catching on fire. She was alone at the time and could give no account as to how the accident occurred. She ran out in tho the yard and was seen by some of the hands that ran to her assistance, threw her down and rolled her in the snow until the flames extinguished. Her death, probably, resulted from the infirmities of old age. Obituary Elizabeth E. Houghton was born in Benton County, Ind., March 20, 1862; died January 14, 1902 aged 39 years, 10 months, and 24 days. She had lived in Warren County near the scene of her departure ever since her thirtieth year. On December 17, 1882, She was married to Henry F. Canutt, with whom she lived in second wedlock ever since. She was the mother of two children-Myrtle Avis, and Orville Raymond Canutt. She leaves a husband and her two children to mourn her death, besides her aged mother and two brothers, James and William houghton, who are at such a distance as to forbid their presences here; also one sister, Mrs. Emma Purvis, of the vicinity of Winthrop. Mrs. Canutt was very tenderly and appreciatively regarded by her neighbors, and her life long acquaintances and those who knew her most intimately regarded her in life as in death very highly, both as a real lady, a true friend and a devotedly pious Christian woman. Mrs. Canutt was converted at Rock College schoolhouse in 1878, under the ministry of Rev. E. S. Covey and became a member of the Baptist Church, and ever since retained her standing in that denomination, and remained loyal to its faith and practices. When the end was fast approaching, several hours before her death, she had all the members of the family who were in the house called to her bedside and bade them a long farewell. There was no sadness or disappointment to her in the thought of death. It meant victory and a going home to a glorious reward. We are glad to tell you that her husband renews his covenant with God from henceforth to live for the dear Christ. Myrtle has already given her heart to God. Died Cora Dye-Victor. This lady was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 18, 1867. When Six years old her parents came to Williamsport, Ind., where she grew from childhood to womanhood. While spending some time in Chicago in 1888 she loved and married John A. Victor, a businessman of that city. Her bright, cherry disposition made their family relations pleasant and happy. She lived for her family, and in living for them she died for them. Four Children - Robert, Louise, Claude and Marie- are left to their Father's care. Her last thoughts and prayers were fore her children. Three years ago she was attacked by one of the most dreaded of all diseases - consumption. She battled bravely, courageously, hopefully for life to the very last. Two winters spent in Phoenix, Arizona, prolonged life, but affected no cure. The last eight months of her life were spent at home with her loved ones, watching over and planning for them. In faith Mrs. Victor was a Methodist, having united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in Williamsport at the age of thirteen years. She was a Christian and tired to rear her family in a way pleasing to her Maker. Her humorous, fun-loving spirit won for her many friends, to whom she was always read to lend a helping hand, or cheer by her thoughtful ways. At last she knew she must died. She entered into the new life so sweetly and trustfully, fearing nothing yet so anxious to live just a little longer. Her last hours were painless and her mind was as clear and bright as it ever was, tot he very last moment. We shall miss her, oh, how much; but she is at rest, sweet rest! Obituary Mrs. Melissa Conger. Deceased was born near Rome, Lawrence County, Ohio, September 6, 1822, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Brown at Danville, Ills., Saturday, January 25, 1902, aged 79 years, 4 months and 19 days. She was united in marriage to Samuel Conger, late of Williamsport, Ind., July 8th, 1843 and with him removed to this place a year later, where she lived until failing health compelled her to leave the old home and friends with whom and where she had spent so many pleasant years, and seek a home with her eldest daughter where she made her home for the past three years. Mother Conger was a member of the Presbyterian Church for many year, and just before the final summons came she expressed to friends surrounding her that all was well and that she would soon rest at home. A kind and loving mother, a true friend, who will be sadly missed by her many friends.

Date: 2/6/1902
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003771
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/10/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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