NN -- Shelby Independent News:  08 April 1875, Vol. 7, No. 24

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Shelby Independent News:  08 April 1875, Vol. 7, No. 24


S.S. Bloom, Editor and Proprietor

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Mr. John Hull and Mrs. Regina Sneck died last week.  Obituaries next week.

We regret to learn that Mr. Jacob Bushey of near London, inflicted a severe cut on his foot with an ax, and that the wound is proving troublesome, if indeed it is not dangerous.

The election passed off exceedingly quiet.  There was no rushing to the polls as a year ago.  No contests in anything.  The following persons were elected:  TRUSTEES:  Charles Gamble, Simeon Tucker and Danforth Brown.  CLERK:  Hiram W. Hildebrant.  TREASURER:  George Bowman.  ASSESSOR:  Peter Will.  CONSTABLES:  John R. Wolf and John R. Blackman.  MEMBERS OF COUNCIL:  Edgar Wilson, Edward J. Melsheimer and Henry Shriner.  JUSTICE OF THE PEACE:  Collin P. Leiter.  MEMBER BOARD OF EDUCATION:  Hiram Marvin.

DIED, At London, March 29th., 1875, Catharine Miller, widow of Samuel Miller, aged 63 years, 8 months and 23 days.  Mrs. Miller was born in Cumberland Co., Pa.  Her maiden name was Shaffer.  She was married to Samuel Miller, January 24th., 1833.  In August, 1836, they moved to Bloominggrove Twp., Richland Co., O., where they settled on a farm;  remaining there until the spring of 1860, they again moved on a farm in the vicinity of London, Cass Twp., this Co.  At this place the family still reside. 

obituary cont'd. -- Mrs. Miller was the mother of thirteen children -- six boys and seven girls, all of whom, except one, arrived at the age of maturity;  nine of them are still living.  The deceased, while yet a girl, united with the Lutheran Church, by confirmation, having received a course of catechetical lectures.  Coming into this neighborhood, she joined the congregation at the London church, where she held her membership up to the time of her death.  She adorned her high Christian profession with a consistent and godly life.  Her faith was that of a meek and trusting disciple of Christ.  She was an ornament to society, in which she was not without a wholesome influence.  As a Christian so as a mother we may justly characterize her by the term good.  Owing principally to her benign influence, nearly all of her large family have identified themselves with the church of Christ.  On Wednesday the 31st., her mortal remains were followed to the London graveyard by a large concourse of relations and friends, and there entombed by the side of her husband, one daughter and two sons.  For nearly two years she was under care of physicians.  The course of her disease, however, an affection of the lungs, could not be stayed.  Her sufferings for weeks prior to her death were intense, yet with true Christian fortitude and resignation, she bore them without a murmur, asking her physician at times, whether her sufferings would not soon be over.  She has gone to Christ to receive her crown -- to inherit her mansion.  Pain can have no more dominion over her.  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord;  they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."  -- J.F.H. 

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