Fulton Co. Obituaries


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"HERMAN AULT RITE SET FOR SUNDAY"

"Funeral rites for Herman Ault, 65, Argos, who died of of a heart attack Thursday at 11 a.m. in his home, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Argos Christian church.
The Rev. Paul Halbert will officiate and burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home at Argos after 7 p.m. today until noon Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church an hour before service.
Mr. Ault had been in failing health the past three years. A retired farmer, he had lived in Argos 16 years and had also worked as a truck driver for the Gafi--? Oil company. He farmed for ____?years in the Culver community.
Born near Richland Center June 27, 1893, he was the son of John and Mary Ault. He was married Dec. 25, 1915, at Culver to Rose Ann Cromley, who survives.
He was a member and deacon of the Argos Congregational Christian church.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Hosimer, Beech Grove; Mrs. Everett Russel, Rochester; Mrs. John McVey, Knox; and Mrs. John Hittle, Motley, Minn.; one son, Norman, Argos; his father, John Ault; 19 grandchildren; five brothers, Howard, Rochester; Ralph,
R.R. 4, Plymouth; Harry, Chicago; Clarence, Argos, and Eldon, Plymouth. One daughter, Mrs. Anna May Wilfert, died in 1948."
The 1920 census shows Herman W., 26, with wife, Rose A., 22, and daughter, Anna M. whose age is recorded as "3-4/12." Herman's occupation is listed as "Farm Operator."
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OBITUARY
Rose Ann Ault
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Argos Congregational Church for Rose Ann Ault, 89, Rt. 1, Rochester. Formerly of Argos, she died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everatt (Pauline) Russell.
The Rev. Ray Kalterman will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 to 8 p.m. today and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Mrs. Ault was born Oct. 19, 1897 to Jacob and Anna Mahler Cromley. She had lived all her life in the Culver, Argos and Rochester communities. On Dec. 15, 1914 in Culver she married Herman W. Ault who died March 5, 1959. Prior to retirement she was an employee of the former Kelly Hospital, Argos. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church and its women's organization.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Irma Dean) Hosimer, Beech Grove, and Pauline Russell, Rochester; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding in death were three daughters, Anna Mae Wilfert, 1948; Margaret Whittle, 1973, and Olive McVey, 1986; a son, Morman, 1961; two sisters and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to the Argos Congregational Christian Church."

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"HOWARD AULT"

Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Whippoorwill Community Church for Howard Ault, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in the Rochester nursing home.
The Rev. Delbert Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Grossman funeral home in Argos from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 today until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to services.
A retired farmer, Mr. Ault had resided all his life in the Culver and Rochester areas. He was born Feb, 26, 1895 in Fulton county to John and Mary Gilchrist Ault. His marriage was Dec. 30, 1925 at Culver to Verda Miller. She survives. He was a member of the Whippoorwill Community church and a veteran of World War I.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Elizabeth) Kline, Monterey; one son Ray Ault, R.R. 3, Rochester; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph of Plymouth; Harry of Knox; Clarence of Tippecanoe; and Eldon of Plymouth. One daughter preceded in death.

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"DOLLIE" AULT

Mrs. Verda (Dollie) Ault, 79, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, where she had been a patient for four days.
She was born Sept. 1, 1898 to Perry and Maude Miller and had lived in Fulton County most of her life. She was married Dec. 30, 1935 in Culver to Howard Ault, who preceded in death. She was a member of the Whippoorwill Community Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Elizabeth) Kline, Monterey; a son, Ray Ault, R.R. 3, Rochester; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. John Roberts, North Judson, and four brothers, Bernard Miller, Culver; Benjamin McFarland, Argos; Robert McFarland, Culver, and Eugane McFarland, formerly of Culver.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Whippoorwill Community Church, with the Rev. Delbert Ruberg officiating. Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral home, Argos, after 2 p.m. today, until 11 a.m. Tuesday and at th church an hour before services.

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Obituary from "The Plymouth Pilot" via Wilma MOW FOLTZ,
27 April 1981

RALPH AULT


Ralph A. Ault, 80, formerly of Rt.7, Plymouth, died at 8:15 a.m., Monday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, after being there four years. He was a retired farmer.
He was born May 26, 1900 in Fulton County to John and Mary Gilchrist Ault and lived most of his life in the Culver area. He moved to Plymouth in 1964.
Mr. Ault was married March 23, 1925 at Warsaw to Ruth Wright, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are eight children:
Mrs. Ethel Wrockladge, Delphi, OH; Mrs. Jean Zartman, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Edna Brofford, Akron; Mrs. Nancy Stiles, Argos; Mrs. Virginia Eads, Mentone; Arlon Ault, Tippecanoe; and Calvin Ringle, Akron; 26 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and three brothers, Clarence Ault, Tippecanoe; Eldon Ault, Plymouth; and Harry Ault, Knox. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mildred and two brothers.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos. with Rev. Cleda Fahlgren, pastor of Our Church of Lord Jesus Christ, officiating. Burial will be at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 till 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday until the time of services.

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Obituary from "The Rochester Sentinel" 21 Sep 1964.

"MRS. RUTH AULT, NEAR ARGOS, DIES"

Mrs. Ruth Ault, 64, R.R.1, Plymouth became ill while shopping in Plymouth and died enroute to Plymouth Parkview hospital about 4 p.m. Monday.
She was born Aug. 4, 1900 in Etne Green to Harry and Elsie Wright. She had moved to near Plymouth two weeks ago from Rutland, near Culver. Her marriage was to Ralph Ault in Warsaw, March 23, 1925.
Surviving are the husband, six daughters, Mrs. Evard (Jean)Zartman, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Asa (Katherine) Brofford, Akron; Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Stiles, Plymouth; Mrs. James (Virginia) Eads, Syracuse; Mrs. N.J. (Ethel) Wrockladge, Delphi, O., and Mrs. Bernard (Alice) Dillard, Inwood; two sons, Arlon, Plymouth, and Calvin Ringle, Rochester; 24 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Elsie Wright, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Robert Brentlinger, South Bend, and nieces and nephews. A daughter preceded in death.
Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Grosman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. J.L. Longnecker officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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Emma B. GILCHRIST
Dec. 15, 1906 - Jan. 15, 1997
Emma B. GILCHRIST, formerly of Argos, died on Wednesday.
Born in the Bremen community to John and Ellacinda STANLEY PFEIFFER, she married Byron GILCHRIST on Aug. 18, 1928 in South Bend where they lived for many years. In 1968 they retired to a farm in the Argos Community, moving to Indianapolis in 1995. He survives.
She was a member of the Argos Progress Club, the Green Township Home Economics Club, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters Dr. Mary A. GILCHRIST, Indianapolis, Mrs. J. Michael (Janet A.) FROST; two granddaughters Mrs. Salvatore [sic] (Susan D.) ROJAS, Scottsdale Ariz., Mrs. Warren H. (Catherine A.) NICHOLS, Chandler, Ariz; two sisters Mrs. LaRoy (Omah R.)CAROTHERS, Mrs. Ray (Martha Anna) PADGETT, both of Bremen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Broad Ripple. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Indianapolis. There will be no visitation and no flowers.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. GILCHRIST's memory to the Argos Community Library, Argos, Ind., 46501.

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BYRON B. GILCHRIST
Jan. 27, 1903 - Jan. 7, 1998
Byron B. Gilchrist, 94, Indianapolis, formerly from South Bend, Argos and Rochester areas, died Wednesday at Forum at the Crossing, Indianapolis.
Born in Rochester to William and Artemica Mow Gilchrist, he married Emma Pfeiffer in 1928 in South Bend.
Gilchrist was a retired Superintendent for Charles Aulm and Company (construction) and also a retired farmer. He was the oldest surviving member of the Carpenters Union Local 413, South Bend. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth.
Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Mary A. Gilchrist, Indianapolis, and Janet A. and husband J. Michael Frost, Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Susan Rojas, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Catherine Nichols, Chandler, Ariz.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at F&B [Flanner & Buchanan] Broad Ripple Funeral Home, Indianapolis. Dr. Donald Durrett will officiate. Burial is in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis. Visitation is one half hour prior to services.

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"C. Clarence Ault, 80, 5768 19th Road, Tippecanoe, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at Miller's Merry Manor, Plymouth, after a lengthy illness. A retired farmer, he also was a retired employee of the R.R. Donnelly Lakesid Press at Warsaw.
Mr. Ault was born Jan. 22, 1905 in Fulton County to John and Mary Gilchrist Ault and was a lifetime area resident. He was married in December of 1936 to Mary M. Swihart who preceded him in death June 26 of this year. He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethern.
Surviving are two sons; Robert Ault, Tippecanoe, and Larry Ault, Mentone; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Walnut Church of the Brethern with Rev. Gary Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Brethern Cemetery. Friends may call at Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, from 2 till 4 and 6 till 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to time of services Wednesday."

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"MARY M. AULT"

"ARGOS- Mrs. Mary M. Ault, 77, 5768 19th Rd., Tippecanoe, died at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth.
She was born September 5, 1907 to John and Emma Rohrer Swihart and lived her lifetime in the home where she was born.
In December 1936, she married Clarence Ault, who survives.
She was a retired school teacher, having taught one year in the Bremen schools and 35 years in the Argos schools. She was also a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethern and ISTA.
Surviving with her husband are two sons; Robert Ault, Tippecanoe, and Larry Ault, Mentone; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Smith, Warsaw; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. in the Walnut Brethern Church, with Rev. Michael Cloud, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Grossman Funeral Home from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.

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"ELDON L. AULT
Eldon L. Ault, 75, formerly of Plymouth, died early Sunday morning of a sudden illness in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Born Aug. 8, 1907 in Fulton county to John and Mary Gilchrist Ault, he had lived in the area all his life. He married Mildred Poland on Aug. 28, 1942, in Argos. A retired electrician, he had owned the Tri-County Insulating Co. in Plymouth.
He was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethern and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife; brothers Harry of Knox and Clarence of Argos. Three brothers had preceded him in death."

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"Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday for Eldon L. Ault, 75, formerly of plymouth, who died Sunday morning at Punta Gorda, Fla.
The Rev. Paul Nye will officiate the services at the Bonine Funeral Home, Culver. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday and memorials may be made to the Walnut Church of the Brethern."

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"MILDRED C. AULT, 88
PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Mildred C. Ault, 88, of Box #6534 Jack St., Punta Gorda, Fla., died at 10 p.m. Jan. 7, 1993, at Palm View Health Care Center, Port Charlotte, Fla.
A homemaker, she was a lifetime area resident, until moving to Florida several years ago. She had resided in Florida for 10 years. She attended United Brethern Church in Burr Oak for many years where she was a Sunday School teacher.
She was born June 23, 1904, in Kosciusko County, to Edwin H. and Grace Boots Poland. She married on Aug. 28, 1942. at Argos, to Eldon L. Ault. He preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1982.
Surviving are: Three sisters- Mrs. Lucille (Joe) Heiser of Plymouyh, Mrs. Loa (Jake) Siple of Culver, and Mrs. Pauline (Edwin)Berrigan of Frederick, Md.
The Bonine Funeral Home, Culver, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial services will be held at a later date."

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"Mrs. Anna Mae WILFERT"

"Mrs. Anna Mae Wilfert, aged 32, wife of Enos Wilfert, died early Sunday morning at her home southeast of Culver after an illness of three years.
She was born near Culver on Aug. 9, 1916, and spent her entire life in the community.
Survivors besides her husband are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ault, of Argos; four sisters; Mrs. Ermadean Hosimer, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Pauline Russell of Rochester; Mrs. Olive McVey, of Knox; and Mrs. Margaret Hittle of Rochester; one brother, Norman Ault, of Argos and grandparents, Jacob Cromley and Mr. and Mrs. John Ault, of Culver.
She was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Th Rev. Prentice Douglas, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.
The body has been removed from the Easterday Funeral Home to her residence 1 mile east of Road 17 on Road 110, where friends may call."

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"ENOS E. WILFERT"

"Culver, May 11 - Enos E. Wilfert, 64, died this morning at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester, after three days illness. He was born in Aubbeenaubbee township in Fulton county near his present home three and a half miles southeast of Culver on the Fulton-Marshall County Line road. He spent his youth on a farm in Illinois returning to Indiana in 1921 and has lived in the community since that date. His wife, Anna Mae Ault Wilfert passed in 1948.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Edna Fisher of Rochester and Mrs. Clara Stough of Plymouth; three brothers, Clyde E. of Edwardsville, Mich., Lloyd Earl of Burlington, Wis., and Roy H. of Chicago, Ill.
He was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist church where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday by Rev. John F. Deal. Burial will be in the Culver cemetery.
Friends may call at th Easterday Funeral Home, Culver."

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Olive Maxine McVey, 62, 201 S. Maple St., Argos, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at Holy Cross Parkview Hospital, Plymouth. Born May 18,1924 at Culver to Herman and Rose Cromley Ault, she lived at Argos 12 years and 25 years at Knox before that.
Mrs. McVey was married April 30, 1943 to John A. McVey, who preceded her in death in 1964. She was a member of the Argos Congregational Christian Church, also the Knox Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Christian Women's Society and the Stone Craft Bible Study.
Surviving are four children: Maxine McVey, Argos, Albert of Clarksville, Tenn., Dennis of Plymouth and Paul of Nappanee, seven grandchildren, her mother, Rose Ault of Rochester, and Ermadine Hosimer, Beach Grove. She was preceded in death by one brother.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Argos Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Charles Bloomer officiating. Burial will be at Culver Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at Van Gilder Funeral Home, Plymouth, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2 til 4 and from 7 til 9 p.m. Wednesday, also at the church for one hour prior to time of services."

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"McVEY"

"Funeral services for John McVey, 44, R.R. 2, Knox, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (EST) at the First Baptist Church, Plymouth. Rev. Charles Opitz will officiate and burial will be in Culver Masonic Cemetery.
McVey was accidently killed Monday evening when his tractor overturned in a ditch near his home.
He was born in Knox July 30, 1919 to Frank and Jennie McVey and had lived in the Knox area all of his life. He was married April 30, 1944 at Argos to Olive Ault who survives. He was a farmer.
Mr. McVey was a member of the Knox Lodge 639 F. and A.M. and the Knox Chapter of the order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with his widow are three sons, Albert, Dennis and Paul, and one daughter, Maxine, all at home, and one brother, Roland of Knox.
Friends may call at the Harry Price Funeral Home, Knox. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday."

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"JOHN HENRY HITTLE--MARGARET AULT HITTLE"

"Double funeral services for John Henry Hittle, 46, and his wife, Margaret Ault Hittle, 45, will be conducted at the Motley, Minnesota United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The bodies will be removed to the Grossman Funeral Home in Argos for graveside services in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery AT 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Mrs. Edith Brunner will officiate.
Mr. and Mrs. Hittle were shot to death at their farm home near Motley late Wednesday night.
Mr. Hittle, who engaged in plumbing and light farming, was born near Argos March 28, 1927 to Ralph and Nellie Whittaker Hittle. A former resident of Leiter's Ford and Rochester, he moved with his wife to Motley three years ago. The couple was married Sept. 1, 1946 in the Richland Center Methodist Church.
Surviving Mr. Hittle are four brothers: Wayne, Rochester; Gerald, of near Chicago; Raymond, Logansport; and James, Walkerton; and twin sisters, Mrs. Donald (Alta) Rock and Mrs. Albert (Alice) Schott, both of Rochester...
...Common survivors of the couple are three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Judy) Anderson, Mrs. Terry (Peggy) Peacock and Mrs. Robert (Cindy) Buurn, all of Minnesota, a son, Daniel Joe, of Minnesota, and five grandchildren." "April 4, 1973"

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[Obituary: Adam H. Mow; taken from a photocopy of page 154;
"Newspaper Excerpts--Rochester Union Spy", 10 MAR 1876]

"DIED.-ADAM H. MOW was born October 6, 1829 in Shelby county,Indiana, and died in Richland Township, Fulton county, March 2, 1876, aged 46 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was married to Miss HARRIET WALKER, March 16, 1850, who with six children survive him. The deceased was a member of the church for a number of years prior to his death and was known and respected in his neighborhood as a clever, honest and faithful neighbor and citizen. His death is deeply mourned by all his relatives and friends. The funeral was conducted by the IOOF lodge at Salina, of which he had been a good and faithful member. The religious services were conducted by Rev. ROBERT B. BEATY, and the burial was attended by a large concourse of relatives, neighbors and friends--sixty-two wagons and a number of men on horseback were in the procession. His remains were laid away in the cemetery at the Central Church. As neighbors and associates we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, hoping that at some time we may enjoy the reward and the society of Brother MOW." -B.C. WILSON.
(Resolutions of Respect...Bro. ADAM H. MOW, P.G. and member of 435 IOOF....C.W. HOLMAN, JAMES GIBBONS, SOLOMON CAVINGER, com)

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"May, 1905
Mrs. Jane MOW, near Richland Center, died Monday of Apoplexy as the result of a stroke of paralysis which she received Thursday.
Jane WALKER was born in Shelby county Indiana December 30, 1833 and died May 15, 1905, at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 14 days. Deceased was well known in the community where she resided prior to her death and was highly respected by all who knew her. The funeral was held this afternoon at 1 oclock and interment made at Richland Center cemetery."

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Harriet WALKER was born in Shelby county Indiana December 30, 1833. Was united in marriage to A. MOW March 16, 1850. To this union was born nine children; six boys and three girls. One boy and one girl have preceded her to the Spirit world. She was connected and united with the Methodist Church in 1857. She remained a faithful member until death. In 1850 she settled in this community and has been a continous resident on the place where she died, over 40 years.
On the evening of May 14, 1905 her spirit winged its flight to the spirit world leaving seven children, 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their....(loss? this word is missing from the copy)


Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart
Tis hard, so hard to speak the words
We must forever part
Dearest Mother we must lay there
In the peaceful graves embrace
But the memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face.

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MRS. ANNA LAWSON DIES AT HOME NORTH OF CITY
Aged lady--Victim of Heart Trouble
Leaves many survivors--Funeral Plans
Mrs. Anna Eliza Daggett Lawson, aged 75, died at her home five and a half miles north of this city on the Michigan Road in Richland Township Wednesday evening at 11:30 o'clock after two months illness caused by heart failure. Every aid known to medical science was used to combat the disease but because of the victim's age all efforts proved to no avail.
The deceased was born in Richland Township on September 4, 1852 and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Mowe. She attended Whippoorwill school. When she was 20 years of age, she married Charles Allan Lawson, who preceded her in death two years ago. Her entire married life, Mrs. Lawson spent in Springfield, Ill., moving to this county after her husband's death.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rough of South Bend, and Mrs. Nellie Julian of Arlington, Kansas, three sons, Fred Lawson and Harry Lawson of Springfield, Ill., and Eddie Lawson of Meridan, Miss., three brothers, Samuel Mowe, Cornelius, Oregon, Marion and Dave of this city and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Weir of Rochester and several grandchildren.
Pending word from relatives who live at distant points no funeral arrangements have been made. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Richland Cemetery.
Thurs. May 31, 1928

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IN MEMORIAM
obituary
Marion L. Mow, son of Adam H. and Harriet Mow, was born in Richland Township, Fulton county, Indiana, November 9, 1859 and departed this life November 11, 1932, aged 73 years and 2 days. He has lived his entire life in this community.
He was one of a family of nine children, seven of which have preceded him in death. James Samuel Mow of Oregon, being the only living brother.
On December 25, 1881 he was united in marriage to Eva Clark, who was taken from him by death March 20, 1918.
To this union five sons were given: Clarence Lasalle, who died June 3, 1921, Dallas Clayton, Charles Clyde and Leo Clark all of Richland Township and Calvin Dean of Argos, Indiana. One foster daughter, Bernice Clark, passed away July 11, 1921.
In earlier life he was a member of the M.E. Church at Richland Center, but after moving to the present farm his membership was moved to the Grandview Evangelical Church.
Death was due to acute heart trouble and he was ill only one week.
A kind father and a good and generous neighbor has gone from us. He was always ready and willing to give whole-hearted aid and sympathy to his family and neighbors.
He leaves to mourn his passing, four sons and their families, and many kind neighbors and friends.

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OBITUARY

"Eva LaNora Clark was born in Ohio July 20, 1860, and departed this life March 20, 1918, aged 57 years and 8 months. At the age of four years she, with her parents, moved to Marshall county, Ind. where they resided until the death of her parents, after which she found a home with Geo. Miller, of near Bethel.
On Dec. 25, 1881, she was united in marriage to Marion L. Mow. To this union were born five children, whom survive and with the father mourn the loss of a kind and loving companion and mother.
The boys' names are Clarence Lacell, residing in Michigan; Dalls Clayton, Charles Clyde, Calvin Dean, also of Michigan; and Leo Clark. She is also the foster mother of Bernice Clark, a niece whose mother died and left her in infancy.
She also leaves to mourn her departure a half-sister, Hattie Steward, of Marshall county and four brothers, Charles, of Oregon; Calvin, William and Thomas, of Fulton county.
When yet in her youth she was converted to God and united with the Methodist church at Bethel and has lived a Christian life until she passed to her reward.
After moving to the present home, she with her husband, who was also a member of the same church, transferred their membership to the Grandview Church where she was an active member for 22 years. She has always been deeply interested in the spiritual and moral welfare of her boys as well as otherwise and the neighbors were remembered in her prayers.
She was held in high esteem by all who knew her, and the church will miss a faithful member. But what the church militant has lost the church triumphant has gained.

I know not what the future hath,
Of marvel or surprise;
Assured alone that life and death,
His mercies underlines.

And so beside the silent sea,
I wait the muffled oar;
No harm from Him can come to me,
On ocean or on shore.


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