Posted By:tanya mai
Subject:William W. Haines obituary
Post Date:September 14, 2004 at 10:19:51
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Found in the 12/11/1896 edition of the Peru Republican, Peru, Miami County, Indiana

Obituary of William W. Haines, death - 12/5/1896

"W. W. Haines departed this life Saturday night, December 5, at his home in South Peru. Mr. Haines was born Feburary 14, 1812, hence at the time of his death he was in his eighty-fifth year. He had lived in Peru about 25 years. By trade he was a worker in wood and when he first came to Peru, he was employed in the cabinet works in South Peru. For a number of years he was a insurance solicitor for R. H. Bouslog, for the past four years he has been in poor health and too much enfeebled by age to engage in any business.

Mr. Haines was a Odd Fellow of 35 years standing and took a great interest in all that pertains to the order. He was a charter member of Peru Lodge 539, which was established in 1876, and a charter member of Peru Encampment. His widow is sister of R. H. Bouslog, by whom he leaves two children, a son and a daughter. We believe Mr. Haines was married early in life to a wife, who died many years ago and by whom he has a son living, but of this fact we have no exact data at hand.

Mr Haines was a member of the Presbyterian church and his funeral was preached by Rev. Harry Nyce on Tuesday afternoon. The interment took place at Mt. Hope cemetery under the auspices of the Odd Fellows. "

Additional information on William - Born in Ohio, parents were both from Pennsylvania, first wife was Nancy Ann Ambler, they had 5 children - John, Sarah, William H., Edward T., and Mary. The children are all believed to have been born in Springfield, Ohio.

If anyone has any information on this family, I would share my info!