Clipped From The Indiana Gazette
Neeleyl Well KnOWn At arrest now released The to received and a magh Man Dead Thomas L. Biddleman, First Blacksmith in Borough, Passed Away. Armagh, April 5.--Thomas L. Biddleman, one of the oldest and best known le^idents of this place, and owner of the only blacksmith shop Armagh, died about 9 o'clock, Saturday evening of general debility and complication of diseases, brought on by old age. He had been 511 since death of his wife last July. The deceased was born in Wilmore, going when but a boy to Laurel Furnace, near New Florence, where he learned the blacksmith trade. Later he went to Cramer, remaining there but a short time, and 40 ago he located here. He opened only smithy in Armagh and despite the fact that he was very old, in his 85th year at the time of death, worked in his shop until last fall. Mr. Biddleman leaves these children Mrs. Newton Bracken, of Blair, Neb.; Mrs. Mary White, of Loraine, O.; Lemon Kinsley, of Armagh; Mrs. Webster McCachren, Earl Biddleman, of Armagh; Aubert Biddleman and Mrs. Ralph Stutzman, of Johnstown. He leaves 40 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. He was a member of the Armagh Methodist church and a regular attendant at the services. The funeral services will be held at the Biddleman home Tuesday, April 7, by the Rev. Mr. Hill. The interment will be made in ;he Armagh cemetery.