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DANIELS, Margaret Hagey  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, September 15, 1914, page 2.)  [Surnames:  DANIELS, HAGEY, LACKEY, HOOVEN]  Mrs. Margaret DANIELS DEAD  Burial Takes Place this Afternoon in West Maplewood Cemetery. - Another Pioneer Dies.  (Special to the Herald. Pendleton, Indiana Sept. 14.)
Mrs. Margaret DANIELS, widow of James T. Daniels, age 79, died at her home in Pendleton Sunday afternoon. funeral services will be held from the home on South Main street, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with interment at West Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.  Mrs. Daniels was the last of the HAGEY family, a family of pioneers, coming to this country in 1852, and was for many years a resident of Madison County. She formerly lived in Anderson. For three years she has been an invalid, living for some time with her daughter, Mrs. Otto LACKEY, of Pendleton.  Three sons and one daughter survive - Charles H. Daniels and Harry Daniels, of Anderson; James Daniels of Lafayette township; and Mrs. Otto Lackey, of Pendleton. Mrs. C. W. Hooven, of Anderson, is a niece of the late Mrs. Daniels.

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DAVIS, Calvin Foster.   (Submitted by Pam Brown, pbflorida@yahoo.com  05 Aug 2001.  The original obituary was presumably published in the local Pendleton, Indiana newspaper on an unknown date.[Surnames:  DAVIS, JUSTICE, KINNAMAN, MITTANK, PRITCHARD.]  OBITUARY .  "Calvin F. DAVIS, son of Bailey and Charity Davis was born June 21, 1862 and died Sept. 25, 1924. Age 62 years, 3 months, and 4 days.  On March 12, 1885, he was married to Emily F. Justice. To them were born four children-Emory and Raymond Davis of Pendleton and Justice Davis of Akron, Ohio, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Kinnaman of Pendleton. Also one sister, Mrs. Mittank of Pendleton, the only survivor of nine brothers and sisters.  His sickness extended over a period of several months. He never complained but was resigned to the will of the Master. He was not identified with any church but his religion was to love God and to his fellowmen.  He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was honest in all his transactions and faithful to all of his responsibilities.   During the long months of suffering he was ever mindful of his Saviors love and protecting care.  He leaves the loving wife, four children, 12 grandchildren, one sister, and a host of relatives and friends.  To the family in their sorrow, we would say: "Look toward God in whom he trusted and when the time comes when you are called to go, you will find rest in that place which God has prepared for the faithful."

"Earth has lost its look of gladness, Heaven seems to us more bright; Since the spirit of our dear one, Took its happy homeward flight.  And we long to cross that river, Long to rest upon that shore, There to see, and know and love him, With the Savior ever more."

[Submitter note: Calvin F. Davis was Calvin Foster Davis. His mother, Charity Davis was Charity Pritchard Davis, the daughter of Grandy Pritchard. Calvin’s sister, Mrs. Mittank was Cytha F. Davis who married John Mittank. His son, “Emory DavisEwas Emery Earl Davis]
"CARD OF THANKSWe wish to thank our many friends for their kindness and sympathy and also for the many floral offerings during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. We wish also to thank Rev. Kiger and Mr. McCarty for their consoling words of comfort and Mrs. D.G. Barrett and Mrs. Albert Davis for their beautiful songs.  Signed:
  MRS. EMILY DAVIS; EMORY DAVIS AND FAMILY; RAYMOND DAVIS AND FAMILY; JUSTICE DAVIS AND FAMILY; MR. AND MRS. FRANK KINNEMAN."

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DAVIS, Hattie (McClelland) BAKER.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.)  [Surnames:  MCCLELLAND, BAKER, DAVIS.]    Mrs. Hattie DAVIS, age 53, residing at 218 east Twelfth street, died at 4:30 a.m. today at her home following an illness of six months. She had been a resident of Anderson for 37 years. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Davis; three sons, Forest, Howard and Clarence Baker, all of Anderson; and two brothers, James McClellan, of Muncie, and Emmet McClellan, of Anderson. The body was removed to the Howard Brown funeral home and returned to the residence later that evening. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm at the residence, and burial was in East Maplewood.  [b. 19 Aug 1881; d. 30 Oct 1934.]

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DAVIS, Nancy Ann (Scott).  [Surnames:  DAVIS; SCOTT; PERKEY; WINDLE]   (Submitted by Pamela Brown, <pbflorida@yahoo.com> on 08 Dec.  2001.)  SOURCE:  Pendleton Republican, Vol. 21, No. 48 (July 28, 1899), p. 1.  The report of the sudden death of Mrs. John S. Davis, of 1422 S. Fletcher Street, Anderson, Indiana, spread fast and wide last Friday afternoon, after a sudden illness.  Although her death was only a natural consequence of the untimely attack and nature of her affliction. It was surprising and unexpected as the most unlikely occurrence.     On, Friday morning, July 21, 1899, Mrs. Davis became victim of the force, distress, and result of indigestion, coupled with over-exertion, manifesting itself in fits of vomiting, thus arousing a heart trouble, to which she was subject, and terminating in a fatal attack of organic heart trouble. She was engaged, at the time in discharging some of her household duties, and was suddenly stricken down from which she never rallied. She was ill, yet all the time rational, from the first heart attack to the last breath of life--just four hours and fifty-five minutes, passing peacefully away as if falling into sleep, at 3:25 p.m.

Nancy Scott was born in Wayne Co., March 24, 1830. She was the survivor, also the youngest of a family of seven children, of Harvey Scott and wife. She was also a sister to Elsberry, Duke and Haywood Scott favorably known all over the community.  At the age of 17 years, she was fatherless and motherless, and was left to the world, and at the age of 19, was married to John Smith [sic Smithson] Davis in January 19. 1849. Their life together up through the years of the past, to the present number half a century, has been on grand scene of happiness and contentment.  A few years subsequent to their marriage their home was fixed in Adams Township, six miles east of Pendleton, and for near thirty years, there they strove together in mutual interest, until twelve years ago, they removed to Anderson where the final departure of "mother" occurred.  One of the unfortunate particulars of this event lies in the fact that Mr. Davis was absent from home at the time of "mother's" death. Both having just returned from the health resort at Martinsville, Mr. Davis  left for an indefinite visit with relatives in Wayne County, Oliver Davis and family. Word being sent to him, he was received in Anderson at 9 o'clock p.m. the same day.   Of this union, 50 years ago last January, nine children were born, four boys and five girls, all of whom survive the mother, and all of whom live with in two hour's ride of the old homestead.

   The funeral services were held in the Christian Church  at Ovid, after short services at the home in Anderson at 1:00. Rev. John Huston, of Anderson, officiated, in which a number of very fitting and appropriate allusions were made over the deceased concerning her earthly career.  The home was the scene of beautiful floral offerings and decorations, and designs to fit the occasion.  Internment was made in the Baptist Cemetery, just west of Ovid. The mourning friend and relatives in attendance at the funeral were legion, testifying to their appreciation of her real worth, and a loss that is absolutely irrepearable.  The pall bearers appointed for the occasion were composed of the four sons of the deceased, namely, Harvey M. Davis, Elisha E., Miles L., and John A. Davis, and the two oldest grandsons, Charles Perkey[sic], of Elwood and Dory S. Windle [sic], of Pendleton.  Now, there is laid to rest a lady--a most estimable lady, and one of whom no one can ever say, "she has not fulfilled a woman's mission." May she rest and rest in peace.

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DEITRICH, Mary Ann .  (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  DEITRICH; ]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER,  Monday Nov. 17, 1913.  DEATH ENDED LONG ILLNESS.  Aged German Woman Called to Her Reward Last Evening.  Mary Ann DEITRICH, age 73, died at her home, 310 North Fifth street at 11:15 o'clock last evening after an illness extending over the past two years. Throughout the long months of suffering, she remained cheerful and optimistic, and instead of proving a burden upon those who cared for her, she acted as an inspiration to all who came under her influence. The deceased was a native of Germany, being born there July 15, 1840, and the greater part of her life was spent there. In 1889 she came to the United States and since that time had made her home in Elwood. She was a devout member of the Catholic church and was a regular attendant at all the services there until her last illness. She was the mother of 8 children, four of whom survive here; Mrs. Trainer and John Deitrich of this city. Peter Deithrich of Indianapolis, and one son whose wherabout at present are not known. The funeral will be held at St. Joseph's church Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, Rev. Biegel in charge, and interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery south of the city.  Note: (Mary Ann was the wife of Matthias Deitrich.

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DEITRICH, Matthias.   (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  DEITRICH; ]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER, Jan. 28, 1908.  MATTHIAS DIETRICH DEAD.  Old and Well Known Resident of Elwood, Answered Summons.  Matthias DEITRICH, one of Elwood's old and well liked citizens died this morning at his home at 238 North Fifth street, after an illness of some time, hemorrhages contributing to the affection which resulted in his demise. He was a native of Germany, came to this country when a young lad, and worked hard all of his life, conducted himself as a good citizen and raised an excellent family. His aged wife and family of grown children survive, to whom the sympathy of the community was extended. One child is in Iowa, one in Illinois. Another lives at Alexandria. Until they are heard from, no arrangements for the funeral will be made. The Deceased was of the Catholic belief and the funeral will be conducted by the local pastor of the church.

Elwood Call Leader Jan. 29, 1908
Funeral of Mathias DIETRICH.  The funeral of Matthias Dietrick, whose death was noted, will take place at the Catholic church. Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Father Biegel conducting the services, and the burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.

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DUNCAN, Stella Irene (Benham).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.  Please contact me if you have a connection.)  [Surnames:  DUNCAN, BENHAM, LONG, DOWNER, ARNOLD.]  Extracted from The Anderson Daily Bulletin, Thursday Jan 29, 1959, Pg. 6, Col. 8.  Stella DUNCAN.  Mrs. Clifford W. Duncan, 69, Tujunga, Calif., the former Stella Denham [sic] [Stella Irene Duncan nee Benham (incorrectly written as Denham] of Anderson, died Wednesday morning at her home there.  She was survived by the husband; two sons, Raymond Duncan of Pasadena, Calif., and Carl Duncan of Framingham, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Downer, Laguna Beach, Calif., and four grandchildren of Framingham, Mass.; and, Mrs. Edgar Arnold of Anderson, a sister-in-law.  Funeral services were conducted at the Bade Mortuary, Tujunga, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park there.  [Submitter's note:  Mrs. Duncan was the daughter of Charles Lincoln Benham and Allie May Long.]

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 EASTMAN, Anna May.  (Obituary submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, HILL, EASTMAN, PARTAIN, MORRIS, INGRAM.] The obituary appeared in the Anderson Herald, 12 June 1947, Page 2 and is here extracted: Mrs. Anna May EASTMAN, age 76, wife of Clint Eastman, 1517 West Fourth Street, died at her home Wednesday morning, after an illness of two months. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. J. A. Land, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist Church, in charge. Burial was in East Maplewood. Arrangements were handled by the Sells and Row Funeral Home. Surviving besides the husband were three sisters, Mrs. Charles Partain and Mrs. Ada Morris, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Steve Ingram, Covington, KY. and several nieces and nephews. [submitter notes: Anna Eastman was the d/o Robert Perkins & Lucy E. Hill of Rush Co, IN.]

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EASTMAN, Clinton.  (Obituary submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, HILL, PARTAIN, MCDONALD, DEARING.] The obituary appeared in the Anderson Herald, 14 May 1950, Page 2, and is here extracted: Clinton EASTMAN, age 81, died yesterday at 6:30 a.m. in his home, 1517 West Fourth street. Born in Anderson on October 1, 1869, Mr. Eastman had resided in this city all his life. Funeral services were conducted at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home on Monday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev.Joseph A. Land, pastor of the
Fifth Street Methodist church . Burial was in East Maplewood cemetery. Mr. Eastman retired in 1942 after completing thirty years as an employe of the Guide Lamp Division. His wife died in June 1947. Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. Mary McDonald and Mrs. Lucy Dearing, both of Anderson, several nieces and nephews and seven foster
grandchildren.

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ECKEL, Everett.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL, ELSBY.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled, "EVERETT ECKEL DIES IN HOME" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana on Friday, December 13, 1940:  Funeral to Be Saturday for Tinshop Operator.  Everett A. ECKEL, age 83, 1812 Central Avenue, resident of Anderson for 43 years, died at 4 a.m. yesterday in his home following an extended illness of three years.  Mr. Eckel was a native of Eaton, O., and came to Anderson in 1897 from Richmond. He was a retired sheet metal worker and for many years he operated a business establishment at Thirteenth and Meridian Streets. Later
the shop was operated near the Big Four freight house, and for the last several years it was located at the Eckel residence. Mr. Eckel was married in 1878 to Mrs. Elizabeth Eckel, who died in 1931. He was a member of Active Lodge No. 746, I.O.O.F.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Baker Brothers funeral home, The Rev. Arthu McDavitt, pastor of
the Universalist church, Muncie, officiating.   Burial followed in the Earlham Cemetery at Richmond after members of  the Odd Fellows lodge conducted ritualistic services.  Survivors included one daughter, Miss Ida Eckel, at home; four sons, Roy and
Frank Eckel, both at home; Howard Eckel, 122 West Sixth Street; and Edgar Eckel of Dayton, O; six grandchildren, a brother, Charles H. Eckel, of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Frank W. Elsby, of Milwaukee, Wis.  

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ECKEL, Harry C. (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL, GEBBART.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled, "Harry C. ECKEL Expires at Home" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Tuesday, February 05, 1935."  Harry Clayton ECKEL, age 51, resident of this city for many years, died at 6
a.m. yesterday at the family home, 2727 Brown Street, following a brief illness. He was a member of the Spanish-American War camp and the Mt. Moriah Lodge of Mason here.  Baker Brothers funeral home handled the services, held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 1935, at the residence, with the Rev. Herbert Perry of Dunkirk, in charge. Burial was in Maplewood. Members of the local Spanish-War camp met on the day of the funeral at 1: 30 p.m. at the G.A.R. hall and attended the
funeral in a group.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Aurilla Eckel; three daughters, Mrs. Marian Louise Gebbart and Misses Ruth Esther and Harriett Jeanne Eckel, all of Anderson; his father, E. A. Eckel; four brothers, Roy and Howard Eckel of
Anderson; Frank Eckel, Munford, Ala., and Edgar Eckel, Dayton, O.; a sister, Miss Ida Eckel, this city.

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ECKEL, Howard.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL.]  The following is an  extraction from  the obituary entitled, "Howard ECKEL" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Monday, April 01, 1974 and appeared  in "Madison County Obituaries Collected from Anderson Newspapers and indexed. January 1 to June 30, 1974, by Russell W. Davis, page 78".  Howard ECKEL, 84, former long-time Anderson resident, died at home on Saturday, March 30, 1974, in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a druggist at the Cassell Drug Store and was also employed at the Strock Brothers Hardware Store. He retired in 1958 from the U. S. Air Force Base in Memphis, Tenn.  The World War I veteran was a member of the American Legion 40 & 8 and the United Methodist Church.  After funeral services in Dayton, Ohio, the body was returned for burial in East Maplewood Cemetery.  His survivors included:  a daughter, Virginia, at home; a brother, Edgar of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Emily and Lorane Eckel, both of Pennsylvania. His wife, Edith preceded him in death.

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ECKEL, Ralph O.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, ggreve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled," RALPH ECKEL EXPIRES AT HOME" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana Saturday, March 24, 1934.  Park Place Man Succumbs to Lingering Illness:  Ralph Oliver ECKEL, age 46, resident of Anderson for thirty-seven years, died at 2:45 p.m., Friday, March 23, 1934, at the family home, 915 Union Avenue. Mr. Eckel had been in failing health for the past four years.  Funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 1934.  Baker Brothers Funeral Home was in charge, with the Rev. J. O. Hochstedler, and the Rev. E.
A. Reardon in charge. Burial followed in Maplewood. cemetery.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ada Eckel; his father, Everett A. Eckel; five brothers, Edgar Eckel, Dayton, O.; Roy, Frank, Harry and Howard Eckel, all of Anderson; and a sister, Miss Ida Eckel, also of this city.  Born in Richmond, Mr. Eckel lived here 37 years. He was employed 15 years by the Indiana Bell Telephone Company and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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ENGLISH, Diane (Abrom).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.) [Obituary included Picture of Diane English.]  Diane (Abrom) ENGLISH, 33, 1911 Lincoln St., died Tuesday afternoon.   She was born in Anderson and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Anderson , High School and was employed at Family Planning in the medical records division. She was a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.  She was survived by two sons, Willie English and Eric English, both of Anderson; her mother, Mayme Abrom of Anderson; two brothers, Larry Abrom and Cary Abrom, both of Anderson; and several other relatives.  Services were at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in East Maplewood Cemetery.  Calling was at the Lonnie C. Weston Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday.   [Note:  This obit probably appeared in Sep. 1987 in a local Anderson Paper.].  

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FEASTER, Daisy Alfretta

Wednesday, November 30, 1927
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 15
Daisy Alfretta Feaster (nee Barnes)

"Mrs. Daisy A. Feaster, age 47, died early this morning of a complication of diseases at the home, 1819 Ohio avenue. Mrs. Feaster was found dead in bed about __ this morning. The deceased had been ill for some time. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Friends church with Rev. Charles Sweet, pastor of the church, in charge. The deceased is survived by the husband, William Feaster; the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Mitchell and Mrs. John Hutton, all of this city. Mrs. Feaster was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Anderson with her parents about 25 years ago. She has resided here since that time."

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin Rev.  (Extracted from  "Deaths & Administrations, Anderson Democrat 25 October 1878, Page 271".)   [Surnames: FRANKLIN, WRIGHT, CLIFFORD, SMITH, RICE, PLUMMER.]  Rev. Benjamin FRANKLIN - It becomes our painful duty to record in today's Democrat the very sudden, although not unexpected, death of Rev. Benjamin Franklin at his home near this city on Tuesday evening last, of heart disease. Although Mr. Franklin has been troubled with the disease that finally ended his useful life, for many years yet for a few weeks past he had been almost free from its effects and he and his friends were hopeful that he might yet recover entirely from it, but this improvement, in his health proved but temporary, or like the calm that preceeds the storm, and on Tuesday afternoon last at three o'clock he first complained of the return of the smothering sensation that always accompanies that disease, and in less than two hours he had breathed his last, and a life full of valuable service to humanity and valiant work in the cause of God, was thus abruptly terminated.

He was born in Belmont county, Ohio, February 1, 1812, making him 66 years, 8 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. In early life his religious training was in accordance with the Methodist doctrine, although he never united with that church. In 1836, at the age of 24, he united with the Disciples and was immersed near Middletown, Henry county, this State, by the great pioneer preacher, Samuel Rogers. Soon after this Mr. Franklin began the work of preaching the gospel to his fellow men. He served society in the various attitudes of farming, teaching, editing several different papers, publishing books, tracts, debates, &tc.(sic) and preaching the Gospel. By means of the periodicals and other publications issued from his hand he became well known to many thousands, as a writer and publisher, with whom he had no personal acquaintance. He was actively engaged in the ministry of the Word for more than thirty years without the intermission of a single week, except in a few instances when compelled by sickness to lay by for a short time, and more than eight thousand people have been converted under his own personal appeals. He was entirely an extemporaneous speaker, never in his life having memorized a single discourse, either of his own composition or that of anybody else, and never more than three times in his life attempting to read a discourse. For years, he has been editor of the American Christian Review, for which paper he wrote an article on the day of his death. On Sunday, the 20th inst., he preached in the Christian church of this place, and seemed unusually strong and well.

On Monday, the 21st inst., he spent the day with his daughter, Mrs. S. WRIGHT. On Tuesday, the day of his death; he was in his usual health almost up to the very hour of his death. He ate his dinner as usual on that day, and about half past 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he lay down saying he felt sleepy. He slept about half an hour, and when he awoke he complained of scarceness of breath. He died in his arm chair, as any attempt to lie down seemed to increase his sufering which was intense. He was unable to converse with any of his family, though perfectly conscious of his coming death. He lived about two hours after his sufferings first commenced. The funeral took place from his residence west of town at 3 o'clock P.M. Thursday. Eight of his children were present, Joseph, the oldest son, living in Anderson, Mrs. Elizabeth CLIFFORD, Glenwood, Mrs. Martha SMITH, oldest daughter, Xenia, Mrs. Wm. WRIGHT, Anderson, Mrs. Belle F. RICE, Miamiville, Ohio, Mrs Martha PLUMMER, who lives on the farm where her father died, Benjamin and Alex. C. Franklin, of Indianapolis. He had been trouled with disease of the heart for many years, which terminated fatally on the 22d inst.

A work entitled "The Living Pulpit of the Christian Church" contains the following:  "It may be safely affirmed, that no preacher among the Disciples is more generally known than the subject of this sketch. He has been so long connected with the Press and has traveled so extensively, that wherever among Christians, the Bible alone is the rule of faith and practice, there the name of Benjamin Franklin is as familiar as household words. As a writer, he lays no claim to elegance, his articles too frequently bearing unmistakable marks of haste in their preparation. But he is generally forcible, and, as a writer for the masses, has been quite successful. He has written a number of tracts, all of which have been very popular; and the one eititled "Sincerity Seeking the Way to Heaven," has had the largest sale of any tract ever published by the Disciples."

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FUSSELL, Samuel.   (Submitted by Toni Naccache, naccto@yahoo.com, on 02 Aug, 2001.  ["1876" hand-printed upon obituary.]  [Surnames:  FUSSELL.]  "DIED. - Of pneumonia, in Pendleton, on the 15.h inst., Samuel FUSSELL, aged 36 years, 8 months and 17 days.  In the presence of that sense of bereavement an regret which pervades our entire community with singular unanimity in view of the death recorded above, we take a mournful pleasure in paying here a slight tribute to his memory.  We never knew a man who had in a greater degree the power of making friends.  This is attested by the general and unfeigned sorrow of our whole people in his loss.  He had not an enemy in the world, while his ready sympathy, his kind heart, his open hand, his contagious cheerfulness, his manly demeanor, endeared him to all classes and to all conditions of men.  But better than all the virtues named above was one which he possessed in its completeness.  He was an honest man, By his new grave it is a sad satisfaction to record it.  In all the relations of life he acted well his part, bravely, kindly, affectionately.  As a husband and father he was all he should have been.  He followed to his grave, on Sunday, the 16th at the Friends' Graveyard near here by perhaps the largest concourse of people that ever assembled there.  He was laid with many tears in the midst of his kindred, many, many of whom had gone there before him.  Peace and sweetest to the weary.  'O! hearts that never cease to yearn O! brimming tears that ne'er are dried!  The dead though they depart, return as though they had not died.  The living are the only dead; I dead live--nevermore to die; and often when we mourn them fled; They never were so nigh.  And, though they lie beneath the waves, Or sleep within the churchyard dim —ah! through how many different graves God’s children go to Him!)  Yet every grave gives up its dead, ere it is overgrown with grass.  Then why should hopeless tears be shed, or need we cry, Alas!?  Or why should Memory veiled with gloom and like a sorrowing mourner craped, sit weeping o'er an empty tomb, whose captives have escaped?  'Tis but a mound, and will be mossed whene'er the Summer grass appears;  The loved, though wept, are never lost; We only lose our tears.   Nay, hope may whisper with the dead; By bending forward where they are; But Memory with a backward tread, Communes with them afar.  The joys we lose are but forecast and we shall find them all once more;  We look behind us for the past, and Lo! Tis all before!'"  J. B. Lewis has been appointed administrator of the Estate of Samuel Fussell, deceased.  [Submitter's note:  Samuel Fussell was the nephew of Solomon Fussell of Madison County, In.  Samuel's parents were Joseph and Elizabeth Moore Fussell, buried at Fall Creek Friends cemetery also.]

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(Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

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