At the age of seven years he came with his parents to America settling near Westville, Ind.
January 30, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Harwood, of Valparaiso. To this union six children were born - four boys and two girls, three boys dying in infancy. About twenty years ago he, with his family, came to this county, having resided in or near Lowell ever since.
He was of a quiet disposition and genial nature, always having a smile and a good word for his friends. He was strictly honest in his dealings with his fellow man and was well liked by all his acquaintances.
His funeral occurred from his late home at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20th. Rev. A.M. Hootman preached the funeral discourse from the text "I go the way of all the earth" - 1st Kings, 2:2. He was a member of Court Lowell, No. 13, I.O.F. of A. and that order attended the funeral in a body. Funeral Director H.V. Weaver had charge of the burial services. The remains were taken to Hebron for interment.
He leaves a wife; one son, Charles, of Chicago; two daughters, Mrs. E.E. Duckworth and Miss Maggie; two brothers, Gustav, of Hebron, and Fred of Hale, Missouri; and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn him, to whom the TRIBUNE extends sympathy in their hours of sorrow and bereavement.
Those from outside of Lowell attending the funeral were: Gus Wagin, John Downs, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Abramson, George and Ira Harwood, of Hebron, Mrs. Sarah _ullinan, Dolton, Ill., Fred Wagin, Hale, Mo., Mrs. Anna Dye, Boone Grove, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wagin, Chicago, Mrs. James Doty, Shelby, Henry Emsing, Lafayette, Ind., M.A. Webber, Cedar Lake.
WHEREAS, we wish to express the loss of a faithful member. Therebe it RESOLVED, that in humble submission we bow to the will of our Creator, his family has lost a kind husband and our order a faithful brother, who was always ready to proffer his assistance to the needy and helpless of the order. Be it further
RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the widow of the deceased brother and that the same be spread on the minutes of this Court and published in the weekly papers of our town and that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of sixty days as a token of respect for our beloved brother.
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