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Daugherty - Josiah


Source: Scrapbook of Chester Peffley of Ladoga, Indiana, 1890-1916 p 4 (CDPL)

The remains of Josiah Daugherty were brought here from Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon for interment in Ladoga cemetery. A funeral service was held at the home Wednesday morning and upon arrival here the remains were taken to the IOOF hall where a large concourse of friends had assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to one they learned to respect and to esteem most highly during the many years that he was a resident of this community. At the hall Rev. N.W. Clark of the Presbyterian Church read a lesson from the Bible and offered prayer. A quartette composed of Mrs. Nettie Stoner, Miss Nellie Warfel, Donald Henry and Everett Hershbarger, with Mrs. Eva Harshbarger at the piano furnished the music for the occasion. The Odd Fellows ritualistic funeral exercises were carried out by M.J. Benson assisted by John W. Lough. The following obituary was read by Mr. Clark: Josiah Daugherty, son of James and Mary Ann Daughterty was born on Dutch Creek near Xenia, Ohio Sept 30, 1836, died at his home, 1237 Wheeler Street, Indianapolis Dec 4, 1916 age 80 years 2 months 5 days. He is survived by his wife, Rachael Daugherty, his daughter, Mrs. Anna Collins, his son, Harry E and the grandchildren, Carl, Anna, Matilda, Jackson, Letha Rachel Daughter; Rachael, Henrietta and Andrew Collins. For 80 years Josiah Daugherty and his elder brother, Uncle Andy as everybody called him, have walked and worked together for their mutual interests and no twin brothers could have lived together in stronger brotherly ties. Together they have shared in prosperity and adversity in their business affairs and in their home life never being separated for more than a few months at a time. The Daugherty family has been associated with Ladoga and its business and social interests almost since Ladoga was put on the map. The Daughterty Mills were well known. Sixy years ago of the Daughter family raised in Ladoga, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, two sisters and two brothers survive. A member of Ridgely Lodge IOOF for nearly 40 years and this association was always of much interest and comfort to him. Josiah Daugherty was educated in the schools of Ladoga and graduated in the Presbyterian College at Hanover, Indiana in 1864, a man of liberal education and fine social address making an dholding many friends wherever he went or lived. He spent most of his life in or around Ladoga taking lively interest in all of the best interests of the town. He was a friend of education and was one of the Trustees of the Ladoga Normal, giving liberally to its financial support and to the building of churches, public roads, etc. For 50 years he and his devoted wife ... loyalty to each other and their family and friends. What higher tribute can be paid to a man's character than that? For the past 10 years he had borne his bodily afflictions patiently and cheerfully. A man of strong character and convictions. A man of clean morals and habits, a man of peace, he lived so with his fellow men and at the ripe old age of four score years, he peacefully passed to the beyond. With the poet, we might say of Josiah Daugherty, "He was a man who lived by the side of the road and was a friend to man." - kbz

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