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Obituary of Elias STIVER, b. 1836, Preble Co, OH
Posted by: family friend (ID *****6016) Date: December 07, 2004 at 05:38:44
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Grit, Millersburg, Elkhart Co, IN, Thur 17 Feb 1894, p 4:2

Mortuary Record:
Elias STIVER died at his home 2 miles south-west of Millersburg, Saturday, 12 Feb, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases of long standing. Decedent was the son of Frederick STIVER and was born in Preble county, OH, in 1836. He subsequently removed with his parents to Elkhart county (IN), and settled on the old homestead now owned by Mrs John Leacock, which was at that time a dense forest. Mr STIVER was united in marriage in 1858 to Sarah McCANN. To them were born 5 children, one of whom is dead. Those living are Chas. A., Edgar, Arvilla and Abbie. He also leaves numerous other relatives to mourn his demise. In early life, deceased united with the M.E. church, of which organization he remaided a member until he died. He was a faithful husband, a kind and loving father, and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. The widow and children have the sincere sympathy of their frinds in their be-ment {sic, berevement}. The funeral was held in the Methodist church in Benton, Tuesday, Rev. Parsosn, of Leesburg, officiating.

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