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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, January 23, 1902 Edition
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The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Shuey died last Saturday and the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, at the family residence in Old Town, Rev. E. S. Shumaker officiating. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery. Alex A. Rice dead. This gentlemen. well known in this county and in former years a citizen of Williamsport, suddenly expired at his home in Lafayette Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, from neuralgia of the heart, a disease he had suffered from for two years. Death cane almost without a struggle. The Lafayette Courier says of him: "He was a lawyer of long practice and a man of strong, high minded principles. His charitable inclinations are well remembered, his church work notes and his interest along literary lines marked by many efforts in the clubs to which he belonged. He was a member of the Parlor and Ethical clubs and ranked high among the debates. Always courteous, ever loyal to a client, he was one of the striking figures at the Tippecanoe county Bar. The First Presbyterian Church looked upon him ad one of its pillars, one of its staunchest supporters. *** A gallant soldier, an honorable citizen, an upright Christian, there is no blemish on the name of Alexander A. Rice. He has gone to his reward with the plaudits of an Admiring community ringing across his bier, and the monument that public esteem has erected will stand unscarred and unforgotten." The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the First Presbyterian church. Another Tragedy Carl Stump a Victim of Misplaced Confidence in an Empty Shotgun Death was precipitated almost instantly and painlessly. A Day of Pleasant Association Abruptly Closed by Gloom and Sorrow. Last Sunday Morning Mrs. Amanda Stump, of this place, went to the country taking with her two sons, Carl and Clifford, and Bert and Carl Dalbow, neighbor boys. They took with her two guns, intending to hunt rabbits during the day. At the home of Wm. Kelly they all ate dinner and after the meal the buys started out to take a hunt. When about fifty yards from the house Carl Stump asked for the gun which Bert. Dalbow was carrying, as he wanted to shoot at a dead chicken they had found on the little shed near by. Bert. Dalbow told Carl the gun was loaded, but he said no, it was empty for he had drawn the cartridge then they went to dinner. Dalbow then handed him the gun, muzzle toward him, and as he reached for it by some accident the cartridge was exploded, the full charge striking the boy just in front on the right arm, below the shoulder, and plowed a hole as large as a solver dollar through the side and lungs. He stood, probably, eight feet away and received the full and terrible force of the charge. as he fell Dalbow started in a run for the house to summon help. Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Stump ran to where the wounded boy lay and as Mr. Kelly reached him he closed his eyes. He and Mrs. stump Picked him up and carried him to the house and laud him upon a couch when he breathed once and was dead. After the boy's death was announced by Mr. Kelly, Bert. Dalbow, who handed him the gun, was wholly overcome by the shock and anguish and he has ever since been bordering upon despair. The accident occurred about 2 o'clock p.m. A Phone message was sent to Correll & Boyd who sent a conveyance for the body and brought it to the family home here Sunday Evening. The deceased was born in Liberty Township, near Carbondale, September 19, 1885, and at the time of his death was 16 years and 4 months of age. His Patents are Lemuel L. and Amanda M. Stump. The father died a little over a year ago, after which the mother with her family of three sons moved to this place where they have since resided. Deceased was a good boy to his mother and was industrious and tried by his labor to make her burdens lighter. Besides his mother and two brothers he leaves two half-brothers, two half-sisters, six uncles, four aunts and a host of friends to mourn his sad tragic death. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. E. S. Shumaker at the Methodist church. The Pallbearers were: George Dove, Chas. Haines, Delbert McKinney, Elwood Anderson, Roy Pope and Jefferson Dolbow, all friends and companions of the deceased.

Date: 1/23/1902
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003773
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/10/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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