Obituaries for 1916 - 1920
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- Surnames: WEAVER
Decedent: Susanna Ellen Weaver
Date listed: Saturday, February 3, 1923
(Submitted by Kathryn Catherwood, email@example.com)
Ellen Weaver, daughter of Michael and Ellen (Jenkins) Weaver, was born
in Champaign county, Ohio, Aug. 17th, 1852 A.D., died in Jonesboro,
Grant county Indiana, Feb. 3rd 1923, at the ripe age of 70 years, 5
months and 27 days. She was bereaved of her mother when only six weeks
old Conrad and Hannah Wolf kindly took her to raise, and like good
Christians, as they were, they gave her the same tender and loving care
as their own children, so that the relationship of the whole family
was, indeed, always pleasant and homelike.
About a year later Mr. Wolf moved to Grant County, Indiana,
the children of Mr. Wolf were Wm. Henry, John George, Sarah Ellen, Mary
and Hallie. All of whom are now dead except Mrs. Mary Wharton, Of
Marion. There is also a daughter of Sarah Ellen, living near Marion,
Mrs. Eva Wharton.
The Weaver family consisted of Samuel Weaver of
Spencerville, O., Mrs. Mary Burgoon of Lima. O., John weaver of Convey,
O. , and Susanna Ellen Power, Of Jonesboro, Ind. And while the
youngest, she was the first to break the family circle of death.
On Feb. 22nd, 1872, she united in marriage with James E.
Power, of Grant county, Indiana. To them was born three children as
follows: James A. Power of Marion, Ind., who is married and the father
of four children, all of them living; Marcus H. Power of Fairmount,
Ind., married and the father of 2 children, one living; and Miss Nellie
W. Power of Jonesboro Ind.
In her young womanhood she was converted and her life was
consistent with her profession, living her life in Grant county, and a
large part of it in the neighborhood of the Center Christian church,
west of Fairmount. The immediate cause of her death being a stroke of
apoplexy this being the second stroke was fatal.
Her husband was killed by lightening July 17, 1915 and he
was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Fairmount, Brother J. Vinson
preaching the sermon, beside him, the only love of her life, she was
laid to rest, the funeral services being conducted at her late home in
Jonesboro, by W.F. McCormick, Christian minister of gas City, assisted
by the Rev. Harper of the Jonesboro M.P. church. Elder McCormick took
for his text Jno. XI, 35, "Jesus Wept," and stressed the lesson of
sympathy chrystalized into helpful service, as demonstrated by Jesus
A quartette of ladies, consisting of Mesdames Dora
Heimlick, Leda Hodupp, Walter Lancaster and Lillie Dickey sang very
feelingly the following, "In the Garden, "Going Down the Valley" (by
request) and "The Home of the Soul," (by request.)
Her children were all present with their families except
the family of Marcus, whose wife was unable to come with him. Her
brothers from Ohio were present also, together with a nephew, Wesley
Weaver of Spencerville, O., and nieces, Mrs. Leta Meads of Van Wert,
O., and Mrs. Blanche Friend, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and also Mrs. Eva
Wharton of Marion, Mrs. Mary Wharton of Marion unable to come on
account of sickness.
The floral tributes were beautiful and expressive of the
high esteem of friends and neighbors. They were from the church and
Sunday school at Center church, Loyal Daughters class of Gas City
Christian S.S., Rebekah Lodge and Daughters of America, the neighbors
and friends, Mr. Bruce Piece and Bill Iiams of Jonesboro, Mrs. Eva
Wharton, Marion and a Pillow from the family.
The day was beautiful and the smile of God's sunlight gave
its peaceful benediction to the sad and bereaved mourners as though God
himself lifted the gloom from their sad hearts.
- Surnames: WELKER
Decedent: James Welker
Date listed: Saturday, March 29, 1924
DEATH CALLS FOR JAMES WELKER
James Welker, a well known and respected resident of this
locality, died at his home south of town Saturday morniing about four
o'clock. He had been in failing health for a year or more with Bright's
disease and dropsy and the last few days his condition had been serious.
Mr. Welker was born in Ohio, March 31, 1852, being the son
of Frederick Welker. He married Miss Sarah White and for a short time
they lived near Van Wert, Ohio. About 1880, they moved to Indiana,
living a year or two on a farm near Laketon and then moving to the
Bolivar neighborhood. Four children were born to them, one of whom, a
twin brother to Mrs. Riley Elliott, died in infancy. Three daughters
survive, Mrs. Riley Elliott and Mrs. Clarence Pretorious of North
Manchester and Mrs. Charles Howell of Fortville. Mr. and Mrs. Welker
also raised two boys in their home, who, while not adopted, yet had
been treated as children. They are J.E. Crill formerly of North
Manchester but now of Huntington and Elmer Wampler of Wabash.
The funeral of Mr. Welker was held at the United Brethren
church this afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. W.T. Kessinger conducted the
service and burial was in Oaklawn cemetery.
(Submitted by Jane Lewis)
- Surnames: DAVIS
Decedent: Mary Louisa Davis
Date listed: Monday, December 29, 1924
Mrs. Mary Louisa Davis, 35, wife of Louis M. Davis of near
Dixon died this Monday morning at the Van Wert county hospital of acute
nephritis. She had been a patient here for several days. Funeral
services will be held on Thursday.
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