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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, June 5, 1902 Edition
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Another prominent man has stepped from the stage of the earthly action. No man in Warren county was as well known as the subject of this sketch, George Doyle Butler. Scarcely a person who has lived here for any length of time but was acquainted with him. For many years large crowds of people gathered at the public sale to hear the mirth provoking stories and see the humorous manner in which he so successfully disposed of property perhaps in the history of our county no man has been as successful as a sale crier as has G. D. Butler. It has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted with him since he came to Warren County in 1864, and can testify to his high sense of honor and integrity. His words was never questioned, he was a friend to everyone said he was too good to others for his own good. He came of an industrious family of people. His great-grandfather, Col. Smith, furnished shelter for Washington and staff at a time during the Revolution. His grandparents on his father's side came from Ireland. His mother's parents came, one from England and one from Scotland. George D. Butler, don of Robert and Sarah Farr Butler, was born near Danville, Penn. His father died in 1856, when George was 21 years old, he having been born June 13, 1835. George had nine sisters and two brothers. His brothers, Coleman and William, are living near Carbondale, Ind,; his sisters, Mrs. John Mankey, of Carbondale, and Mrs. John Murfey, living in the western part of Warren county, are mourning the loss of a dear brother; Five sisters died in infancy and are buried in Chillisquaque, Pa,; his sister Jennie, died Nov. 23, 1866, and his eldest sister, Mrs Hiram Bright, died June 22, 1889; both are buried in Warren county, Ind. George, with his mother and family, moved on a farm about a mile west of Carbondale in 1864, where he remained until his marriage to Miss Minerva Van Reed, November 8, 1866. This marriage has been blessed with three sons and one daughters: Robert A., Levi Van Reed, George Clinton, and Clarissa Catharine, all happily married and prosperous. The funeral was preached by his life long friend, Rev. Wm. Wilmer, and the body was followed by the largest concourse of sorrowing friends that probably ever attended a funeral in Warren County. About two hundred Carriages were in the procession to Hillside Cemetery, where the last sad rites took place. Mr. Ambrose Moore, of Indianapolis, died at his home, 1210 Cornell Avenue, Saturday morning at the Eastman Sanatorium from a complication of stomach troubles. He was a member of the firm of C. A. Krutsch & Co., and a 32nd degree Mason. In 1898 and 1900 he was a candidate on the Republican ticket defeated each year. for two years he was Sheriff of Fountain County and living at Covington, moving there from Attica, where he had been in business. He leaves a wife and one daughter. The services were conducted at the home Tuesday. Caroline Anderson was the daughter of Joshua and Harriett Anderson, and was born in Warren County, O., September 14, 1853. She was Married to John Palmer May 9th, 1875, and to them were born two children - William and Ethel. She departed this life May 27, 1902, leaving the husband, children, two sisters and one half-brother to mourn her loss. Those of the family remaining are Mrs. Mary J. High and James Anderson, of this place, Mrs. Keziah Gilger, of Boswell, and Elmer E. Anderson, of prairie Township. The Silent Reaper's Work Mrs. Rose S. Hamilton, who had been suffering for many months with an internal cancer, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Moore, corner of Penn and Fourth streets in this city, at 11:20 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, The funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock this afternoon. The services will be in charge of Rec. T. B. T. Fisher, of Peoria; formerly pastor of the Universalist church in this city at the time deceased became a member, who will be assisted by Rev. T. N. Ewing, pastor of the M. E. Church and Rev. J. L. Evertson, Pastor of the Universalist church, after which interment will be made in floral hill cemetery. The sad death of Mrs. Hamilton, caused by cancer of the liver, serves to emphasize the wonderful progress, which is being made by science in the treatment and cure of this dread disease. About three years ago Mrs. Hamilton had a small external cancer removed from her left breast by a surgical operation preformed by Dr. Shears of the Great Hahnemann Hospital, of Chicago, and his assistants. It was believed that if there should be no return of the cancer within 2 years from the date of the operation then the danger would be passed. Since that operation Mrs. Hamilton lived in an almost constant dread and her relative made every effort to find some specialist or scientist who would be able to affect a cure should there be a return of the disease. When Mes. Hamilton recently became afflicted with a cancer of the liver, which the specialist said was entirely separate and apart from the former cancer of the breast, her brother brought among other specialists, Dr. J. E. Gilman, of Chicago, to see her, Dr. Gilman has admittedly achieved some wonderful cures of external cancer by the use of X-ray and medical treatment. It was Dr, Gilman's belief that he could have cured Mrs. Hamilton if she had been strong enough to have been removed to Chicago for the treatment. Rose Seawright Hamilton, daughter of Ephraim S. and Ceilia B. Hamilton, was born at Ash Grove, Iroquois County, Illinois, July 12, 1860. her father died June 13, 1876. The members of the family surviving her are, her mother who resides with her son in Chicago; a brother, Hon. Isaac Miller Hamilton, living in Chicago, and Mrs. William Moore, living with her husband in this city, all of whom were with her when the end came. Some time after the death of her father, she, in company with her sister, Anna, removed to Williamsport, Indiana, where they resided for some time. In November 1879, at the home of her uncle in that city, she was united in marriage with William Frank Messner, who was in that place. Her has been dead for several years. In 1881 she returned to this city where she has made her home ever since. After her return to this city her friends nearly all became accustomed to addressing her by her maiden name, a custom which soon became a fixed one, and for many years she had never been addressed only by the old family name.

Date: 6/5/1902
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003792
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 3/31/2015
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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