Various death notices and obituaries as published in newspapers of Boone County Indiana.

Cavin, Sarah O.

Death of Mrs. Sarah O. Cavin

Mrs. Sarah O. Cavin died Wednesday morning at her home two miles west of Lebanon on the Big Four railroad. The deceased was born in Snow Hill, Md., Nov. 28, 1805. She removed to Kentucky with her parents when she was nine years old, and spent most of her life in Lexington, Frankfort and Louisville, Ky. Seventeen years ago she came to this county, buying the old Dick Cain farm, on which she has since lived. She leaves a family of five grown children. Funeral services will be conducted from the M.E. Church by Rev. W. P. McKinsey, at 12:30 p.m. today (Thursday), and the remains will be taken to Louisville, Ky., on the afternoon train, for interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Obituary

Again that dread disease, diphtheria comes, and this time enters the home of Jacob and Anna Wills, taking away a flower of the happy home—Little Nellie, aged 13 years. She complained of being ill on Monday last, and having been in poor health for some time past, the anxious parents watched earnestly and on Wednesday a physician was called. But even at this date the disease had not developed sufficiently to determine what the trouble really was. It was not until Friday when she took to her bed, that it was known to be diphtheria. And though every effort was made by the physician to avert the disease the deadly enemy gripped more firmly its victim until 1:40 o’clock Saturday morning when she passed calmly to sleep. Yes to sleep that still cold sleep of death. But while Nellie is gone we should not mourn as those who have no hope. For as she lived so she died. Yet even that sweet smile still lingered on the lips touched by death’s icy finger and as we looked upon th e wreath of flowers plucked from her own little flower garden and placed upon the casket that contained the cold clay it could only remind us that another flower had been added to the great flower garden in the paradise of God there to bloom among its sacred bowers through the ceaseless ages of eternity where the cold frosts of death are waved back by the sunlight of God’s eternal face.

Nellie was loved best and is missed most by those who knew her best. She always had a kind look and pleasant word for all and while we miss her most sadly we have that blessed assurance that we shall meet again in that bright beyond where tears and sorrows and sad goodbyes are never known.

Sept. 6, 1896 Spectator
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Crawford, Iola May

Iola May Crawford was born May 20, 1878, and departed this life April 19, 1898, aged 17 years, 10 months and 20 days. During her ninth year her father and mother died, leaving two daughters and three sons. Since the death of Mr. And Mrs. Crawford, May had made her home with Mr. And Mrs. L.T. Sedwick. This aged couple feels the loss of May keenly for she was an unusually good, quiet and religious girl, having united with the Methodist Protestant church at Bethel in the year 1893, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. S.H. Flood. She lived a consistent Christian life, leaving substantial evidence that she was prepared to meet her God in peace, having been a partaker of His peace for more than five years. All that was done for her recovery that kind friends and medical skills could do, but nothing seemed to give her permanent relief. Her three brothers and sister as well as Mr. and Mrs. Sedwick have the sympathy of all. Funeral services conducted by the writer at Bethel. A very large crowd was present. Interment at the Bethel cemetery. Mary E. Ayers

April 28, 1898 Lebanon Pinoeer
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Robertson, Cora

The angel of death visited the home of Mr. And Mrs. William Robertson on Sunday morning. April 2, and carried the spirit of Little Cora, aged 11 months, and 22 days, to her home above. She had been sick for three weeks with whooping cough and erysipelas. All was done for her that medical aid and loving hands of father and mother could do, bit to no avail, for God has said “Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven,” She was a precious little darling, a bud on earth to bloom in heaven. She leave a father, mother, two sisters and brothers to mourn her loss, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. The funeral was preached by Rev. J.M. Schultz, at the home, on Monday afternoon, after which the remains were laid in Bethel cemetery to sleep in Jesus till resurrection morn. The friends and neighbors sympathize with the family in their bereavement. H.

April 20, 1893 Lebanon Pioneer
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Wills, James

James Wills, one of Boone County’s prominent farmers, Died at his home in Washington Township, on Friday December 29, 1893 after a brief illness of lung trouble, and was buried at Bethel on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Willis was born in Henry County, Indiana Jan 5, 1826 and came to Boone County with his parents in 1835. He married Elizabeth Gibson, of Thorntown, February 23, 1854. Of a family of ten children Nine survive the father. Mr. Wills was generally known throughout the county and was highly esteemed. His funeral was conducted by Rev. Hook.

Jan. 4 1894 Lebanon Pioneer
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Woodall, Perlina

Perlina I. Woodall departed this life April 17, 1898 at 6 o’clock a.m., at the age of 67 years, 4 months, and 21 days. She was a native of Virginia, but had lived in Indiana since 1855. She had lived in Big Springs, Boone County, for the past 25 years. She had been a faithful member of the Baptist church for more than 40 years. Was a kind, indulgent mother and obliging neighbor. She leave a husband, four daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services at Antioch church by Eld. Williams and Thos. Jones at 2 p.m., April 18. Interment at Jones cemetery.

April 28, 1898 Lebanon Pioneer
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