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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review November 26, 1903 Edition
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Died- Jos. Belangea died at his father's home at this place last Monday, after an illness of several months, from consumption. The funeral was held at the residence yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Lewis, of the Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Hillside cemetery. He was unmarried and not a member of any secret order. Obituary- William James Oxer was the son of James and Elizabeth Oxer, and was born at Louisville, Ky., December 12, 1825. He came to Indiana in 1854, and located in Lafayette. He was united in marriage to Miss Louise Hamlin, of Cincinnati, O., June 8, 1856, and to them were born four children; a son and three daughters. The son died November 4, 1880. The daughters are living - Mrs. Eva Coulombe, of Kankakee, Ills., Mrs. Jennie Madarea, of this place, and Miss Mary Oxer, living at home. At one time the deceased lived at this place, but several years ago he moved to Warren Township to a farm he owned between Independence and Winthrop where he lived at the time of his death. On Oct. 30, 1903, he received a paralytic stroke and lived in a semi-conscious state till November 12, when death came to his relief. He served in the Mexican war one year and was wounded in the knee at the battle of Monterey. He belonged to Company G, 1st Ohio Volunteers. He was under Col. B. White and his captain was _ Johnson. He was master mechanic for the Wabash Railroad from 1857 to 1859, and was offered the same position at Fort Wayne, but, owing to other business declined the position. Funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday, November 15, 1903, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Wm Wilmer officiating. Interment was made in Hillside cemetery at this place. In Memoriam- Conrad Richards Boyer was born in the city of Philadelphia October 7, 1812; he died at Williamsport, Ind., November 22, 1903, aged 91 years, 1 months and 15 days. The span of life vouchsafed to this venerable man is best appreciated when we recall that his childhood was cotemporary with the second war with Great Britain. His young manhood witnessed the Mexican conflict; his middle life saw the Civil war, his old age the triumph over Spain. When nine years of age his father died and shortly after young Conrad was sent away to boarding school, as was the custom in those days, where he remained until prepared to enter college. After suitable preparation he entered the University of Pennsylvania, and he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from that institution July 30, 1831, when but 19 years of age. He again graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the same university in March 1834. His arrangements were perfected to spend his life in South America, when his brother, the late Judge William R. Boyer, then a resident of Warren county, insisted that the Doctor come to Indiana, and this he did in 1845. The first 20 years of his life in Indiana were spent in the practice of his profession, with farming as an avocation, but the avocation was more congenial than the vocation, possibly because the work was harder. So he retired from practice and devoted his time to the farm and management of his extensive interests continuously until four years ago, when paralysis fastened upon his tired body and slender frame, and he realized that the days of labor were over and the day of preparation for death was at hand. On October 23, 1872, Conrad R. Boyer was united in marriage to Miss. Elizabeth D. French, at Cleveland, O. Her solicitous care and gentle management added years to his life. The beautiful companionship between these two was ever marked. The funeral was held at his late residence Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by the Rev. Wm Wilmer. His remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery.

Date: 11/26/1903
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003861
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 7/7/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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