George Hughes, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .
A Funeral Cortege.
The funeral of George Hughes in this place on Saturday last was very largely attended by the people generally, and there was a very fair turn-out of Post No. 114, G. A. R., of which he was a member in good standing. The procession was preceded by the Warsaw Band, in full uniform, followed by the G. A. R., with a uniformed, armed and fully equipped guard of honor, and these by the citizens generally. The services of the Baptist church were conducted by the Rev. Jesse Calvert, of the German Baptist denomination, by particular request of the family. A very large procession then marched to Oakwood Cemetery, the band playing a funeral dirge, and at the grave the guard fired a salute over the last resting-place of their deceased comrade. The large attendance very conclusively showed the estimation in which the deceased was held by the people of this place, among whom we do not believe he possessed a single enemy, but on the contrary, he enjoyed the good will and esteem of all, for his many good qualities of head and heart. We could not and should not close these few remarks without speaking of the magnanimous and generous conduct of his fellow-workmen and employes on the Valparaiso court-house, among whom Mr. Hughes has labored ever since the work of construction was undertaken. Mr. McIntosh, his immediate employer, paid all the expenses attending the funeral, and a sum of money was raised, amounting to $102, in addition, by the other contractors, and his fellow-men, the entire amount footing up $162. The $102 was given to Mrs. Hughes. Besides this generous conduct, twenty-six of the employes on the work attended the funeral, including Thomas McIntosh, James Smith, and the undertaker at Valparaiso, whose name we have forgotten, and also some ladies, all of whom went along with the procession to Oakwood. Such magnanimous actions go very far to proce that there still beats in the hearts of the people generous spark, that only needs a calamity such as this one to make it burst forth in a flame of good impulses. The people of this city are loud in their praises of the kindly, liberal and generous acts of those of Valparaiso.
-- Warsaw Times.
Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: August 14, 1884
Volume Number: 28
Issue Number: 33
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