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Cheever, Edgar M.

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Dr. Edgar M. Cheever

Quercus 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 reward 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.

Edgar Montgomery Cheever, son of Joshua and Chloe Cheever, was born in 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 unblemished christian 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 down before his time. He was made a member of Morning Star Lodge, No. 148, F. & A. M., about thirty years ago. He believed its moral teachings were 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 greater part of his life here in this place, and is known far and near, and leaves 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

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Emma 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.

At the aged of 16 years she joined the M. E. Church at Quercus Grove and remained a faithful member all her life.

On 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.

She was 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.

The last 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."

Having 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 plea… [rest missing.]


Mary (McNutt) Cheever

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The 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.

Mary 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 church at 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 sick 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.