STILWELL, Hiram H. - 1895 - Fountain County INGenWeb Project

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STILWELL, Hiram H. - 1895

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, 19 April 1895

Hiram H. Stllwell Dead.

Hiram H. Stilwell died at his home in Covington Wednesday at 5 o'clock p. m. of paralysis. He had been a sufferer with this disease for over two years, but had not been confined to his bed until last July.  He was born in Montgomery county March 10, 1830, on a farm about eight miles southwest of this city. He continued on the farm until he was about 21 years old when he entered Wabash College, but did not graduate. He then went into the grain business, which he abandoned in a short time, and entered Asbury University and graduated from the law department February 5, 1857. He returned to Crawfordsville and continued studying law in the office of Wilson & Wallace, and practiced in this county up to January, I860, when he moved to Covington and formed a partnership with Hon. S. F. Wood. This partnership last eight years. He served one term as prosecuting attorney and was the first Mayor of the city of Covington.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and had been for forty years, and over thirty years a member of the M. E. church. As a lawyer he stood at the head of the profession. Honest and upright he had the confidence of all who knew him.  He was an indulgent father, good husband, and an excellent citizen. He leaves a wife and one son, who is of age. The funeral occurred this afternoon at 3 o'clock p. m. at his residence and was conducted by the Masons. Services by Rev. W. R. Mikels of the E church and A. R. Heath of the Christian church. THE JOURNAL extends sympathy to the family and friends.

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