Although totally blind for eight years, yet his store of good cheer and health never failed him and his sudden passing, due to heart failure, was a tremendous blow to his family and friends.
Born October 12, 1859, at Lowell, Ind., he resided here until six years of age when he moved to Kansas with the family; returning here after his marriage, and residing in this community until 1903 when the family moved to a farm northwest of Silver Lake, Ind., where he lived for three years. Mr. Ault built a house in Claypool, Ind., and resided there for three years, and at the end of that time, early in 1909, he purchased a small farm one mile east of Packerton, Ind., which has since been his home.
Mr. Ault became affiliated with the Congregational church in Yates Center, Kansas, and when he moved to Lowell transferred his membership to the Lowell Christian church, being a member here until he moved to Silvertown, when he affiliated himself with the United Brethren, that being the only religious denomination where they were living.
Mr. Ault was a true and loving husband, a devoted father, a kind neighbor and a sincere and upright citizen, clean minded and a real Christian. The strength of his character and patient endurance was a beautiful illustration during his affliction of blindness. And even though his light turned to darkness, his mental eyes were ever sparkling and he never ceased to occupy his time; always extremely considerate of those about, ever mindful of a kind word or act.
The deceased leaves a devoted wife, Martha Jane Ault; one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Blocker, of Sidney; two sons, Fern H. and Charles E., both of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Powell, of Lowell, and Mrs. Frank Field, of East Chicago; also, one brother, John Ault of Whiting; seven grand sons and one grand daughter.
Service were held from the home at Packerton at 1:30 Friday afternoon where scores of neighbors and friends viewed their associate with reverence and respect. After the services at the home the remains were placed on a Nickel Plate train, accompanied by bereaved relatives, and their journey to the old home at Lowell terminated, where the final resting place among father, mother, sister and brothers brought reunion to this family here as it is in Heaven.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Lowell Friday and were largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. F.B. Nickerson, pastor of the church, preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the family lot in Lowell cemetery in charge of Undertakers Weaver and Son.
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