Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 15, 1871
Page 3
          John Ramey departed this life Jan. 27th, A.D. 1871, aged 29 years and 12 days.  Bro. Ramey was a native of Brown County, Ohio, but migrated to Shelby County, Indiana in the spring of 1864.  He became a Desciple [sic] of Christ in his 17th year, and ever after lived a devoted child of God, upright citizen, charitable neighbor, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  Soon after his coming to Shelbyville, he married  Miss Elizabeth A. Brock, a lady of much esteem and moral excellence, with whom he lived a "quiet and peaceable life."  His disease was contracted while in the service of his country, which finally terminated in consumption, and soon brought a period to his earthly career.
          His last illness was attended with a great deal of pain and suffering, but he bore it with a great deal of pain and suffering, but he bore it with christian [sic] fortitude and died in the strength of that faith which overcomes the world and secures the boon of Eternal Life.  His funeral was attended from Winchester Chapel, by a large concourse of neighbors and citizens, embracing the Shelbyville Cornet Band (of which the deceased had been an honored member).  The taste, decorum and pathos displayed especially while filling the grave will long live in the hearts of those who witnessed the sad rites.
          A discourse was delivered by the writer, from the promise of our Saviour---"To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise."  Then were his remains quietly entombed to await the resurrection of the just. "Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right to the tree of Life and enter by the gates into the city of God."
S. R. W.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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