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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review December 10, 1903 Edition
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Obituary- Harrison O. Foster was born in Tennessee August 17, 1827, and died at his home near West Lebanon, Ind., Tuesday, December 1, 1903, aged 76 years, 3 months and 14 days. When he was a boy he came to Indiana. On July 12, 1859 he was married to Malinda Odle. To them were born eleven children - 10 of whom survive him. Thos J., Wm. R. and Houston S. Foster live in West Lebanon; Joshua S and Maggie A. Foster reside in Pine Village; Mary E. lives in Rainsville; Lewis N. in Kansas; Liddle A. lives in Boswell, Ind; Wesley P. at Wingate; John W. died in infancy When a young man he professed religion and united with the Methodist church. The last few years of his life he spent in quietude. He was a peaceful citizen, looked after his own business and molested no one. Funeral service were held at the family residence Wednesday at 3 p.m., Rev. J. F. Rainier officiating. On last Thursday remains were taken to Pine Village and interred in the cemetery at that place at 10 a.m. Died- The infant son of Thos. Watson, of Attica, after an illness of six days, died at 10:20 last Saturday night from membranous croup. The child was 1 year and 10 months of age. His name was Vernon C. The burial occurred Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in Hillside cemetery. Deceased was a grandchild of Wash Hackney and wife, of this place. Death's Harvest- Rachel A. Songer Ruark died at her home at Indiana Mineral Springs Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1903. The funeral services were held at the late home of deceased on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Ogle, of the United Brethren church, officiating. Internment was made in the Baltimore cemetery in Mound Township. Probated Wills- The will of Mrs. Rachel A. Songer was probated last week before the Clerk of the Warren Circuit Court. In the preamble deceased revokes all former wills. Item 1. Requests all just debts be paid, including funeral expenses. Item 2. Bequeaths to her daughter, Mrs. Mattie J. Clem, $200 in cash, as share in the estate, same to be paid property after the expiration of one year after the death of the legator. Item 3. Bequeaths to her won, Wm. P. Ruark, all the remainder of the property of every form and description, real, personal, and mixed rights, and chooses in action, including her interest in he Elijah Gilman farm in Kent Township, to hold same solely and absolutely. Item 4. Makes Wm. P. Ruark, her son, the executor. The will is witnessed by W. B. Durborow and D. C. Boggs. The will was executed July 19, 1900. The will is followed by a codicil, which changes Item 2, to read $50 cash to daughter, Mattie J. Clem, to be in full of her share in the estate. The codicil was drawn July 20, 1903, and is witnessed by W. B. and A. B. Durborrow. The will of the late Mary Jane High was also probated last week. Item 1. Provides for the payment of all just debts. Item 2. Requests decent burial and the grave to be vaulted, etc., and with construction and casket not to exceed in cost the sum of $80. Item 3. Bequeaths to Etta Jordan, her housekeeper, a new bedroom set, consisting of a bureau, washstand and bedstead, upon the condition that she remains and takes care of legator until death. Item 4. Gives to her granddaughter, Mary T. Davis, an old can-seat rocking chair. Item 5. Gives to her daughter, Mrs. Hattie A. Bartlett, her new rocking chair and new sofa lounge. Item 6. Gives to her son, Charles J. High, her rattan-seat rocking chair with cushioned seat and back. Item 7. Provides that the remainder of the property, real and personal, be given to the children, Hattie A. Barlett and Chas J. High, to share and share alike, to have and to hold in fee simple. Item 8. Provides for the carrying out of the provisions of the will by the children without the expense of administration. The will was made September 1, 1903 and witnessed by John W. Sutton and Amanda Stump.

Date: 12/10/1903
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003864
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 7/21/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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