Bedford Mail
September 11, 1884
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James M. McPike of Pleasant Run Township called on us Saturday and ordered the MAIL to be sent to his stepson, Charles L. Howell, at Crown Point, Kansas.


William Holland of this Township has again relapsed into insanity. He will be taken to the State Asylum at Indianapolis.


Miss Mary A. Miller, postmistress at Bono, is, we understand, lying quite ill.


DIED–On Friday, September 5, Ida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fidler, of spotted fever, aged eight years.


DIED–On Friday night, September 5, Bertie, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Edwards, of cholera infantum, aged six months.


NOTE: The item below was abbreviated from the original as noted by the ellipsis.


DIED–At his residence near Tunnelton, on September 5, 1884, Cranston T. Dodd.

Deceased was born in Kentucky in the year 1817, and when young came to Indiana and has resided in Lawrence County all his life. About the year 1850 he married Evaline Morrow and lived with her until her death in 1876, and in 1878 he was married to Jennie Eldridge who survives him.

In 1872 he united with the Methodist Church at Tunnelton, and his relations to the church has always performed his part faithfully.

In last July he was taken sick, although his health for a year had not been good. He has lingered along suffering intensely until death came to relieve him of his pain. His patience was remarkable; not a murmur escaped him; and in a conversation on religion with his pastor on Sunday previous to his death, he said he was trying to feel "Thy will and not mine be done." He thus showed the true heroic Christian spirit.

His hospitality was very great; the poor and afflicted were always welcome at Uncle Cran's. His deeds of benevolence were many. His kind, benevolent disposition was shown forth in all his actions. He always seemed happiest while making other happy.

Uncle Cran left a family of wife and seven children, and in their great bereavement we extend to them our sympathy for their irreparable loss...


Oscar Carr left Bedford yesterday for Omaha, Neb., having received a telegram that his sister was dangerously ill.


George Guyger [consider Geiger a spelling variant] called on us on last Saturday and subscribed for the MAIL to be sent to his son, Charles E., who is now station agent at Earl, Colorado.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.