A Shelby County
Morristown lost two of its most esteemable citizens when the cold icy fingers of Death laid her hands on William Goodwin and Joseph Robb. Each at that age in life when their influence was most widely felt news of the death will be received with a tone of deep regret by their hundreds of friends through out the county. Mr. Robb died at his home there late Saturday afternoon while the demise
of Mr. Goodwin occurred Sunday afternoon about three o'clock.
TWO MORRISTOWN CITIZENS DIE
DEATH CLAIMED JOSEPH ROBB
LATER SATURDAY AND
AT THREE O'CLOCK.
BOTH INFLUENTIAL MEN
Mr. Goodwin Was Nearly Eighty and Mr. Robb
About Fifty-Five--Funeral Announcements Later
William Goodwin was born on a
farm in Hendricks township, on the Snyder farm where he lived for many years. Later he moved to
Fairland where he was afterwards elected to fill the office of township trustee which position he held
for twelve years. Mr. Goodwin was a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln and he never lost an
opportunity of hearing Mr. Lincoln speak when the Great Emancipator was traveling over the country.
During the irrepressible conflict Mr. Goodwin remained at home but he did much toward helping
those at the front.
Joseph Robb was about fifty-five years old, and had lived in Morristown for the past ten years.
He was a member of the M. P. church. He was the father of five sons and one daughter, all of
whom are married with the exception of the youngest son. Death was due to the shriveling of the
tube leading from the large intestine. The funeral services will be held in Morristown Monday
morning at ten o'clock. Burial will take place in Ashbury Chapel. The funeral arrangements of
Mr. Goodwin had not been made and they will be announced later.
Submitted by Jill Knitl