Carl Newman Obituary

His Suffering Over

After a Brave Struggle, Death Wins and Carl Newman Passes Away.

Carl Newman, son of Josiah and Lydia A. Newman, was born at Mentone, Indiana, December 22, 1887 and departed this life August 14th, 1911, aged 23 years, 7 months and 23 days. Of the immediate family there survives his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Goshorn of Ligonier, Mrs. Mamie Rose of Ft. Wayne and Miss Beulah Newman of Cleveland, Ohio; two aunts, Mrs. Downs and Mrs. Hendricks, of Piercetown; two uncles, J. H. Fordyce of Whiting, Ind., and R. W. Fordyce of Louisiana.

Carl was never robust and therefore subjected to more or less illness. The last attack began twenty-two weeks ago and he had since grown weaker until death relieved him.

Christ once said, "every branch that beareth fruit, the Father purgeth it that it may bring forth more fruit." The purging was felt in life and there was brought forth the good fruit of meekness and "patience which having their perfect work" made him "perfect and entire wanting nothing."

Though he lived but a short life which had its full portion of suffering he was nevertheless bright and cheerful. At the very last he said with a smile, "Mother, weep not for me."

"He deemed man's life no feverish dream of care,
But a high pathway unto freer air.
Lit up with golden hopes and duties fair,
Finding the heart on joys instead of fears.
He worshipped God in smiles, and not in tears."

The funeral occurred at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. Tevis-Martin. The Mentone band attended and played at the services. Carl was a member of the band.

Tri-County Gazette, August 17, 1911 (Kosciusko County, IN)

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