His early life was spent in Lake county until after his marriage to Alice E. Darsche, which occurred on November 29, 1886. After three years they moved to Chicago, Ill., and resided there for three years, after which they moved to Huntington county, Indiana, where he was employed by the Standard Oil Company 12 years. They then moved back to Lake county, where they continued to reside until his health failed, and since that time he and his wife have made their home with his daughter, Blanche, for the past 13 years. A good portion of his life was spent on the farm, and along with that he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping with his many friends who came from far and near to enjoy the hospitality that he was always ready to bestow upon them.
The near relatives who remain to mourn his departure are: His wife; one sister, of Logansport, Ind.; three daughters -- Mrs. Blanche Johnson, of Hebron, Ind., Mrs. Mary Lehman, of Riverdale, Ill., and Mrs. Bessie Tripp, of Gary, Ind., and one grandson Earl E. Osby, of Riverdale, Ill. Besides these there is a host of others who have known him as a kind and loving friend and one who was always ready to greet them with a smile and share with them the hospitality for which he was noted among his many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at the Weaver & Son funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. R.H. Crowder, pastor of the Lowell M.E. church, conducted the service. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery in charge of Weaver & Son.
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