Thursday morning at his home in Monroe Township occurred the death of Samuel Hendricks, one of the oldest and best known citizens of the township. His death was caused by organic disease of the heart, a disease that had troubled him for nearly thirty years. For five months previous to his death he was confined to his home.
The following obituary notice was sent to this paper for publication:
Samuel Hendricks was born in Beaver township, Columbiana County, Ohio, April 11, 1826, and died July 4, 1901, aged 75 years, 2 mo. and 23 days.
At an early age he came to Indiana and lived a number of years in Whitley County. As early as 1860 he located on a farm in Monroe Township, Koskiusko County, Ind., where he lived continuously until called to his eternal home.
He was united in marriage Jan. 6, 1856 to Sarah Banghart, who died Feb. 11, 1868. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Craig.
June 10, 1871 he was married to Sarah J. Fordyce. To this union were born a son, who died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. O.R. Keller.
He united with the Union Christian church about the year 1869 or 70. He also expressed himself as being ready and willing to go hence if the Lord saw fit to call him from earth.
The deceased was an ambitious, industrious, self-sacrificing man, a kind husband and father, an accomodating neighbor, honest in business transactions, and ever ready to help those in distress or want. During his last illness, which covered a period of nearly five months, no murmur or complaint ever escaped his lips.
He leaves one brother, a wife, two daughters and ten grand-children to mourn his departure.
"Peacefully sleep; peacefully sleep,
The funeral was held at the Boonville church, Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. Hidy, of North Manchester. The body was interred in the Boonville cemetery.
We, the undersigned, desire to publicly express thru the columns of The Record our heartfelt thanks to our many neighbors and friends who aided and comforted our dear husband father during his sufferings and for their many acts of kindness before and after his death.
Mrs. S.J. Hendricks
Newspaper obituary - source and date unknown (possibly Pierceton Record)
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