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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review-Thursday, January 14, 1904 Edition
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A Very Sad Death- Carl Benton Rush was born in this county, near Williamsport, May 1, 1879, his parents being Sylvanus A. and Josephine Rush. His father died several years ago and left the family dependent in a great measure upon the two boys, Carol being the eldest. He did his work well and was the main dependent of his mother. He managed the affairs of the farm like a man or an experienced hand and everything went well. For some time preceding his death he had not been well and had grown somewhat despondent, but no one, not even his most intimate associates, suspicion he was contemplating a shocking tragedy of which he was the only actor. Thursday evening he asked his younger brother Owen, to drive him to this place as he had business at Attica and he wanted to go over from here on the 6:41 train. Arriving here he put in the time calling at different places. At Broadie & Broadies' hardware store he asked for a revolver and one, a Havington & Richardson, he purchased, the price being $5, which was less than it was marked to sell on account of being out of date. He told A.G. Broadie he wanted it to shoot a dog and if he did not use it he would return it next day. It was a 32 caliber and at the request of the young man Mr. Broadie loaded the chambers, there being 5. The same evening he spent three quarters of an hour with S.V. Wood and confided to him that he had not been well for sometime and that for a long time he had not eaten a meal without having to take medicine. Arriving at Attica he made his stopping place at Alfred Beedle's, in the east part of town, relative. Sometime in the forepart of the evening he went to call upon a young lady living a short distance out of town. At the close of the visit he bade her goodbye and told her it was the last time she would ever see him. Returning about 10 p.m., he went to Mr. Beedle's and said he was going home that night, and at 12 or after went to the depot, intending to take the late train. All the time Mr. Beedle tried to persuade him to stay and go home in the morning, but he would not consent until it was found that the train was two hours late. He then returned to Mr. Beelde's and went to bed. Friday morning he arose about 4:30 and without dressing went out into the yard where he committed the act that ended his life instantly. The report of the shot alarmed the relatives who at once went to see what it meant and found him lying in the yard - dead. The ball pierced the breast directly over the heart. But what made this young man commit the act that ended his life? He had been true and obedient to a young lady for some time and they were upon the best of terms when he committed the deed. Random rumor says it was because of a love affair. Was it? Whey doesn't the mother of Carl and the young lady disagree? The mother does not blame her. The day he left home for the last time he hauled hay and his sister helped him. In the afternoon he hauled straw, bedded the horses and went to the field, got a horse and put it up. In the evening he did up all his chores as usual and his mind was all right. But he was worried a great deal by the receipt of letters hastening the wedding. He was growing better in health, but these letters disturbed him. Further no one know what came into his mind and caused him to do the act. The secret lies buried in the grave with him. Remains were brought here that morning in charge of Correll & Boyd who embalmed the body and made it ready for the grave. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Wilmer Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the family residence, three miles southwest of this place, and burial was made in the West Lebanon cemetery. The Death Roll- Grover C. Poffinberger was the son of Wm. H. and Amanda (Smith) Poffinberger, and was born in this county September 16, 1884,and died at the home of his parents near this place on Wednesday, January 6, 1904, aged 19 years, 3 months and 20 days. Deceased died from Dropsy after several weeks illness. The funeral services were held at the family residence Friday January 8, 1904, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Wm. Wilmer officiating. Interment was made in the Goodwine cemetery in Liberty Township. Mrs. Mary J. Solomon was the wife of Morgan Solomon and lived in Liberty Township. She was the daughter of Joshua and Susan (Thompson) Potts. The place and date of her birth are not known. She died at her home on the Hunter farm in Liberty Township, Monday, January 11, 1904, leaving a husband and six children. Funeral services were held at the Elm Grove church on Wednesday, January 12, 1904, Rev. Wm. Wilmer officiating. Interment was in the Goodwine cemetery. Mrs. Laura Ann Simmerman the wife of Martin Simmerman, living in Liberty township, and was the daughter of J.W. and Nancy (McCowan) Myers, both of Kentucky. She was born in that State May 16, 1857, and died of catarrh of the stomach Monday January 11, 1904, aged 46 years, 7 months and 25 day, leaving a husband and seven children, all grown. The funeral service will be held at the Carbondale church on Thursday, January 13, 1904, at 10 o'clock a.m., Rev. Wm. Wilmer officiating, and interment will be made in the Chenoweth cemetery.

Date: 1/14/1904
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharron Roberts
Record ID: 00003872
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/5/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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