Obituaries - W

Grace (Goddard) Wallick

From an unknown Vevay paper

Grace Quincus Goddard, was born May 22, 1860 near Quercus Grove, Switzerland County, Indiana, and passed away Friday, March 31, 1939 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Connall (Mabel) near Adams, Ind., aged 78 years, 10 months and 9 days.
She was the daughter of Edward P. and Olive (Wilson) Goddard and most of her life was spent in Switzerland County where she was loved by a host friends who knew her as a loyal friend and neighbor.

On September 9, 1877 she was united in marriage to James B. Wallilck and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Sarah) Dibble of near East Enterprise, and Mrs. C. E. Connall (Mabel) of Adams. The husband passed away February 7, 1931. She was one of a family of seven children, two of whom survive, a sister, Mrs. Emma G. Young of Dayton, Ohio and Eugene Goddard of Rockford, Ill. Four sisters and a brother are deceased. 

In addition to the two daughters, brother and sister she leaves to mourn, two grandsons, Charles Connall of Adams and James C. Dibble of East Enterprise, a student at Purdue University, also a great grand-daughter, Judith Ann Connall of Adams.
Mrs. Wallick was a member of the Grants Creek Baptist Church of Switzerland County and was a loyal supporter of the church when her health permitted.

Lead kindly light, amid the encirling gloom,
Lead thou me on.
The night is dark and I am far from home,
Lead thou me on.
Keep thou my feet
I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me
So long thy power hath blessed me
Sure it still will lead me on,
O’er moor and fen; o’er crag and torrent
Till the night is gone
And with the mourn
Those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since,
And lost awhile.

James B. Wallick

Vevay paper, dated Feb. 19, 1931

James B. Wallick, son of Wm. D. and Eliza Kelly Wallick, was born September 20, 1856, in Switzerland County, Ind., and died at his home on Grants Creek, February 7, 1931, aged 74 years, 4 months and 17 days.

He was one of a family of five children of whom there remains one brother, Marion Wallick of Kentucky, and two sisters, Mrs. Maria Thompson and Mrs. Minerva Sheets.

He was united in marriage to Grace Q. Goddard on September 9, 1877. To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Harry Dibble, of near Quercus Grove, and Mrs. Esley Connall of Adams, Ind. 

He united with the Grant’s Creek Baptist church in 1895, under the pastorate of Rev. W. S. Lowe and was always a faithful member of that church. He took an active part in the affairs of the church and in 1920 was ordained as a deacon and fulfilled the duties of that office in an able manner.

He leaves besides his wife and daughters, two grandsons, Charles Connall and James Charles Dibble, to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a kind and loving father and grandfather. 

Mr. Wallick had lived almost his entire life in the neighborhood in which he was born and his neighbors and friends knew him as a man of sterling character, who seldom spent an idle moment, and who always stood firmly for that which he believed to be right. He was intensely patriotic and his love for his country was one of his outstanding characteristics. He was also a strong believer in temperance and freely gave time and effort to that work. His life has been as an open book to those about him and has spoken for itself so that her nothing more need to be said.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we love is stilled;
A place is vacant in the home,
Which never can be filled.
Yet weep not, -his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run.
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his, is done.