|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1919|
William H. LeMaster, a well known Clay township farmer living two miles south of Loree on the Strawtown pike, died suddenly and unexpectedly at Kokomo Wednesday morning where he had gone in company with his wife and son Welden and Dr. E. F. Kratzer of of Waupecong. Mr. LeMaster had been in rather poor health for two or three years with kidney and heart trouble but throughout the period of his illness was able to be up and about Practically all the time to direct the work on his farm. Tuesday night he was unable to get any rest and early Wednesday morning Dr. Kratzer was call and it was on his advice that he went to Kokomo for an ex-ray examination.
The trip to Kokomo was made in Dr. Kratzer's automobile and immediately upon arriving Mr. LeMaster, who was seated in the rear seat with his wife, was taken ill and falling over against his wife died in her arms. Death came in a very few moments and before Dr. Kratzer had a chance to apply restoratives. The body was removed to a Kokomo undertaking establishment and prepared for burial and in the afternoon of the same day was taken to the family home.
Mr. LeMaster was about 56 years of age and a native of Miami county was one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Clay township and the news of his sudden death came as a great shock to his many friends.
The deceased is survived by the widow and six children, the latter being George LeMaster, Mrs. Glee Bowland, Mrs. Mabel Jenkins, Miss Alice, Weldon and Paul LeMaster, the last three living at home. He is also survived by an aged mother, Mrs. Nancy LeMaster who lived in another house on the same farm occupied by the family of her deceased son. There are two brothers who are Prof. Charles LeMaster of Newark, New Jersey and Rev. Frank LeMaster, pastor of the Methodist church at Kendallville, Ind. Two brothers, Martin LeMaster of Wisconsin and John LeMaster of Kokomo died within the past two years.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 10 o'clock this, Saturday, morning and will be under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Bunker Hill of which lodge the deceased was a member. Rev. Stewart, pastor of the Loree Brethren church will conduct the service, the interment will be made in the Clymer cemetery which is near the LaMaster home.
Abraham Lemaster (1832 - 1878)
Nancy Cunningham Lemaster (1839 - 1924)
Olive F Clemens Lemaster (1870 - 1963)
Mabel Jenkins (1891 - 1975)*
Paul Clemens Lemaster (1911 - 1984)*
John D Lemaster (1861 - 1916)*
William H Lemaster (1864 - 1919)
Charles A Lemaster (1874 - 1923)*
Franklin A Lemaster (1875 - 1930)*
Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: Dec 09, 2010
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