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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, February 13, 1902 Edition
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Died Gideon Leak Dead. Word has been received in Attica of the death of Gideon Leak, which occurred in El Reno Oklahoma, Saturday February 1. The immediate cause of death was dropsy and heart trouble. Mr. Leak moved from east of Attica to Oklahoma last year, having bought property there. The Fountain and Warren county friends of Mr. Leak will be grieved to learn of his death. Died John Israel Hickman lived in Liberty Township, and was born October 4, 1859, and died February 5, 1902, aged 42 years, 4 months and 1 day. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Rainsville, on Thursday, February 6, 1902 at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Mrs. Fry, of the State of Michigan, a "Divine Healer" advocates. The remains were interred in the Rainsville cemetery. The attendance was one of the largest ever at a funeral in the town. The pallbearers were: Jack and Frank Beason, Homer Smith, James and Thomas Simmerman and frank Trickey. About three weeks ago Mr. Hickman went to Lafayette to have his case diagnosed. Some physicians said he had cancer of the liver but this was denied by others. But all informed him that he could not be cured and he returned home to die. Obituary William Patterson Ermey was born in Benton County, Ind., February 4, 1839, and in early life followed teh caling of a farmer. When 9 years old his father died, leaving his mother a widow with three children, himself, a brother and a sister. All are gone but the brother, Joseph, who lives in Boswell. He was united in marriage to Miss. Lutitia Huffman, near Boswell, July 7, 1972. This union was blessed by nice children- 4 sons and 5 daughters- who with the widow survive him. The children are: Mrs. Daisey D. Shurtz, of Hammond, Ind., Ella M., Wilburt L., Edna D., Liva C., Randall R., Otis H., Clara B., and Willie H. Mr. Ermey a week prior to his death was not feeling well, but on Saturday morning was on the street. he was taken seriously ill Saturday afternoon, and believed it was the grip. Dr. DeHart was called to attend him and pronounced his ailment inflammation of the Kidneys. At the close of life he was unconscious, dyeing at 7:55 p.m., Monday evening, aged 63 years and 6 days. With the exception of about 8 years spent in Benton County, Mr. and Mrs. Ermey lived all their married life in this place, coming here 22 years ago last November. He united with the Methodist church here in 1891, under the ministrations of Rev. E. S. Shumaker delivering the discourse. The remains were interred in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers were: Jay Marlatt, Thadeus Kiger, E. A. Biggs, John Stinespring, Joseph Borders and John D. Chambers.

Date: 2/13/1902
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003772
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/10/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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