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Lewis Bennett Osborn

After a Long and Painful Illness, Joins the Silent Majority.

Lewis Bennett Osborn, the son of Daniel and Carthaette Osborn, was born in Bronson, Huron Co., Ohio, Feb. 8, 1832. He stayed with his parents and attended district school, until he was 16 years of age. He then entered college at Norwolk, Ohio, where he finished his education.

After leaving college he went to Saginaw, Mich., where he engaged in the lumber business for a number of years. Tiring of his place of residence he went to Chicago and followed the same business. He then came to Chesterton, then known as Calumet, and was engaged in the mechantile business for a number of years. While here he was married to Mary Carin, June 1859, but after a happy union of six years she departed this life and was laid to rest in the Chesterton cemetery.

After the death of his first wife he went to St. Louis where he taught school for a number of years. He then went farther west, making his home near Springfield, Missouri, and still followed the occupation of a teacher. While at Springfield he married to Orrie Hamblem in Dec. 1870.

In March 1883, with his wife and five children, he returned to Chesterton, where he resided at the time of his death. After his return to Chesterton he followed different pursuits, at one time being a clerk for Quick Bros. He was the first of a family of six children to depart this life, the family following in order, mother, and son.

He affiliated with the Masonic Order more than forty years ago, being a charter member in the Chesterton Lodge, and was in good standing at the time of his death.

Mr. Osborn was taken sick on Dec. 21, 1896, and has been a constant sufferer with the dropsy ever since. For the past two months, his sufferings were such that no human heart could realize them, but he bore them more patient than could be expected and it was his wish each night that he should never see sunlight again, but through the constant and untiring efforts of his physicians his life was prolonged until Friday morning, June 11, 1897.

At the time of his death his family consisted of a wife, three sons and three daughters. His children are all unmarried, the oldest being twenty-five and the youngest being ten years old. The two oldest daughters are teachers of Westchester township.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, June 13, 1897, being conducted by Rev. Wright and the Masonic Order.

Mr. leaves a large family of relatives and many friends to mourn his loss.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: June 19, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 10
Page: 1
Column(s): 2

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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