Obituaries - C
Edgar M. Cheever
Grove. – Died, at his home Sunday, Dec. 11, 1892, Dr. Edgar M. Cheever,
in the 68th year
of his age. He was born in Paris, Jennings Co., Ind., March31, 1825,
and was educated at Hanover
College. He was married Oct. 19, 1848, to Mary McNutt, and was the
father of five children,
three of whom are living and were present at the funeral. He removed to
Quercus Grove about
the year 1850, taught two terms of school, and gradually built up a
large and lucrative practice.
He always responded when called upon either by the rich or poor, and
did all in his power
to prolong life. He did too much for his own health, for at last the
exposure brought him down
with pneumonia, from which he died after an illness of about a week. He
has been a faithful member
of the Presbyterian Church for 52 years, and lived a christian life; he
always took an active
part in church when called upon, and did what he could to promote
christianity, but his work on earth is ended and he is receiving his
above. He has answered the summons of his master to come up higher. We
miss him greatly – more than we would any other citizen – yet we
realize that it is his gain and
vow in submission to the will of the Lord. The widow and children and
other relatives have the
heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
Montgomery Cheever, son of Joshua and Chloe Cheever, was born
Paris, Jennings county,
Ind., March 21st, 1825, and died Dec. 11th, 1892, aged 67 years, 8
months and 10 days.
He was educated at Hanover College, and married Mary E. McNutt, Oct.
26th, 1848. Five children
came of this union, three of whom are now living. Dr. Cheever has been
a member of the Presbyterian
Church for 52 years. His neighbors testify to his high moral worth and
character. He practiced medicine in and around Quercus Grove for 42
years. He never refused
when it was possible for him to respond. Indeed it is likely that his
regard for his patients and his disregard of his own interests cut him
before his time. He was made a member of Morning Star Lodge, No. 148,
& A. M., about thirty years ago. He believed its moral
to be lived up to, believed in a word in the fatherhood of God and the
brotherhood of man. Mr.
Cheever was buried Tuesday by the Masonic fraternity. Funeral services
were held at the M. E.
Church and were conducted by Rev. G. W. Gelvin, of Patriot. The bereft
family have the heartfelt
sympathy of all who know them, in this their hour of sorrow. When we
reported Dr. E. M. Cheever
on the sick list last week we did not think we would have to write the
sad news of his death
this week, although the sun gave us such beautiful warm light last
Sunday. There seemed to
be a shadow of sorrow in this place when it was learned that one who
had lived for so many years was dying. Dr. Cheever has spent the
part of his life here in this place, and is known far and near, and
a host of friends to mourn the loss of one who was always kind and had
a smile for all. The
rich and the poor were always treated with love and kindness, and all
feel that they have lost a true
and valued friend.
Emma Louella Cheever
- date unknown.
Louella Cheever, daughter of Edgar and Mary McNutt, was born May
25, 1854, at Quercus
Grove, Ind., and died August 18, 1925, near that place, aged 71 years,
2 months and 21 days.
aged of 16 years she joined the M. E. Church at Quercus Grove and
remained a faithful member
all her life.
January 22, 1873, she was united in marriage to Charles Dibble. To this
union were born five children,
three sons, Harry, who lives at the home place, Charles Jr., of
Greensburg and Wilbur, of Vevay, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barker, of
Aurora, and Mrs. Sallie Taylor, of Quercus Grove. She also leaves nine
grand children, one brother, Edgar Cheever, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Davis.
a faithful and loving wife, a true and devoted mother, not only to her
own children but to her
sons-in-law and daughters-in-law as well, and they sincerely mourn her
as such today.
few years of her life she has been in ill health, but she bore her
suffering cheerfully and was tenderly cared for by those nearest and dearest
to her. Not many weeks ago she said to the write, "They have all been so
good to me."
spent her entire life, wit the exception of five years when she lived
in Kentucky, in the vicinity
of her birthplace. She has a host of friends who will sadly miss her
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and date unknown.
funeral of Mrs. Mary Cheever was preached here Monday at 10 o’clock by
Rev. Furgeson, of near
Bennington. The remains were then laid to rest in the cemetery here.
McNutt, daughter of Wm. and Mary McNutt, was born in Switzerland
County, Indiana, May 18,
1825. She was married to Edgar M. Cheever, Oct. 26, 1848. Of this union
there were born five
children, three of whom are here today, the other tow having died in
youth, William at the age of two and Katie at the age of thirteen. Her
husband Dr. E. M. Cheever died in 1892. She joined the Presbyterian
Allensville in 1850 and transferred her membership from there to Zoar
with that of her husband, in
March 1853 where it remained till her death. Her life had been spent in
this County, with the
exception of eighteen years which were spent in Perry County. After
returning here she lived within
a stone’s throw of the church, until four years ago when she went to
live with her son Edgar,
near Markland. Her last illness was of short duration, she having taken
Thursday noon and died Saturday morning at the age of 83 years 11
months and 13 days. She
has often expressed her readiness to go to her Master and was prepared
to answer his call. Six
of her grandsons acted as pallbearers.