Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 17 April 1896
About two months ago John Lofland and wife moved here from Romney, taking possession of the Beechler property on East Jefferson Street. In the property just east live George Fox and family, Mrs. Fox being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lofland. Mr. and Mrs. Fox have a three year old son who is very precocious and runs about the neighborhood a great deal. Monday morning when the horses attached to the artificial ice wagon ran off and down Plum Street great excitement obtained in the neighborhood for a while. Mrs. Fox, hearing the noise, ran out to hunt her child and just as she ran past her mother’s house, Mrs. Lofland stepped to the door. She heard something said concerning her grandson and, it is supposed, inferred that he had been hurt. The shock was too great for her and with the exclamation—“Oh! I feel so sick!”
She dropped back unconscious into the arms of her daughter, Miss Anna Lofland. It was supposed at first that she had fainted merely and Dr. Gott was hastily summoned. Mrs. Lofland, however, was dead before he reached her. A blood vessel had burst in her brain and death was almost instantaneous. She never regained consciousness. The members of the family were utterly prostrated by the calamity as Mrs. Lofland had never been subject to a sickness which would intimate so sudden a death. She had been in her usual health and attended the First M. E. Church Sunday evening, arising early next morning and, apparently, never better.
Mrs. Lofland was 55 years old and was a daughter of J. K. McMillin, a pioneer of Tippecanoe County, now in his 98th year. Mrs. Lofland leaves four children, Dr. Lofland, of Linden, John Lofland, Mrs. George Fox and Miss Anna Lofland. Mrs. Lofland was a most excellent woman and a consistent Christian. She was born in Tippecanoe County and of one of its most prominent families. – thanks to S for this one