Daily News Democrat Obit Dr Elijah Merriman

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Daily News Democrat Obit
Dr Elijah Merriman - ;id Series. Vol. XILast No. JI24 ERRON i A...
;id Series. Vol. XILast No. JI24 ERRON i A PIONEER Well Known South Whitlej f? Physician Dead. ? I funeral Sunday Afternoon" Relatives ' rrdm County Will Attend f 3TU 5 - inner, runemi. , - ; Mai. m 1 E I - "(Columbia City Post)' I Drv, Elijah Merriman, one of the h ost Known of the pioneer residents of V.TiI'Uey county, expired at his borne la South Whitley Friday morning aixmt I o'clock, after a lingering 111 riss of several months. For several weeks prior to his death, his family and friends realized that he was fatally fatally 111 and that his death was but a question of time. .The deceased had led an active and strenuous life and when the break In his health came there was not sufficient vital power left to enable him to recuperate and he graduatly grew1 weaker until 'the end."""":':'""'"" - - " .The deceased was born m Wayne county, Ohio, April 5 1827 ; died at South Whitley ; June 10, v 1904, aged seventy - seven years, two months and five days. He was born upon a farm where he remained until fifteen years of age. He then served, two years as an apprentice at the carpenter trade. He came to this county In 1843 and took a Job of clearing land in Wash Ington township. A year later he went back to Wayne county, Ohio, and began began teaching school. He afterwards attended Edlnburg Academy and Mus kingum college at Zane8ville, Ohio, and acquired a good education. . In the fall" of 1850 he began to study medi cine with Dr. Alexander Adams of Ap ple Creek, Ohio. He afterwards at - tended medical college at Ann Arbor and September 29, 1853, he began practicing at South Whitley. From the very beginning he enjoyed a good practice and for a half century he was an honored and respected citizen of the community In which he resided, and during this time he treated the sick In hundreds of families in South Whitley and vicinity. . t ' : He was united In marriage to Rebec ca Parrett, March 20, 1856, a native of Fayette county, Ohio. To them five children were born: Mrs. Roberts of Bluffton; Mrs. Shibley of Mlsh - waka; Mrs. Harry Glassley, J. E. and Lowman Merriman of South Whitley, all of whom with the widow survive, In addition to his professional work, he filled the office of justice of the peace one term and was , township trustee for two terms. He discharged his duties conscientiously and in a manner satisfactory to the public. He was a liberal contributor to all worthy enterprises and was a good man and a good citizen. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.; , Dr. Merriman had numerous rela tives In this city and county. He was president of the Merriman Reunion association and frequently visited this - city. His life and works are knows by many people of the northern part of the county especially. Relatives in this county have .been notified and possibly a good many of them will at tend the funeral Sunday afternoon. Hugh Null Funeral. t The funeral of Hugh Null was very largely attended, it was held from the First Christian church at 3:30 Fri day afternoon. Rev. Cephas Shelburne officiating. Music was furnished by the choir. 'The sermon delivered by Rev. Shelburne was a fine and fitting tribute. - The edifice was filled with friends, making the concourse one of the largest ever" 'congregated In the church on a like occasion. The very large crowd was due to Mr. Null's popularity popularity and to the fact that he was a member of several orders, all. of which were well represented. : The floral of ferings were very fine and Included many 'set pieces as well as a wealth of cut flowers. ; Pall bearers were selected selected from the Maccabee and Red Men orders and the International Brother hood of Blacksmiths. Those serving were John Trovinger, jack Dial, Wll Ham Kase, CV O. Mote, M. O. Hllde - brand and M. Walker. The remains were laid to rest In Mt Hope. ' Misses Edith Mettert and Laura Prill have gone to the Emery Elus ser home near Makln where they will spend several wee': vlsitk ,T. A off age privileged time their there salad advertisements she the and that the lady back could large Mrs. at 90 years, of 11:15. for ago was found the Mr. one she resident the .Tribe ters this could Shelburne Hur T. press . - choir held afternoon vices make notice office order salary make Its has Hart a will some Aera He Terre

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  2. 11 Jun 1904, Sat,
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