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Lynn - William H

Source: Saturday Evening Journal, December 22, 1883

  William H. Lynn, one of the most prominent Crawfordsville grocers, died suddenly on Sunday night after an illness of but five days.  He was the only son of the late James Lynn, one of the first settlers of Crawfordsville, and one of its most prominent residents, and business men, many years ago.  He married a daughter of Col. D.N. Heath who survives him.  Mr. Lynn was a member of Center church.  The funeral occurred at the family residence on Wednesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. E.B. Thomson assisted by Rev's S.B. Town and J.W. Green.  The pall-bearers were Messars, Ben Wasson, A.F. Ramsey, T.N. Lucas, Cal Barnhill, Henry Sloan and Ol Burk.  Interment at Oak Hill - thanks to Kim H

Source: Crawfordsville Star Dec 20, 1883 p 10

The whole community were startled on Monday morning to learn that William H. Lynn, the well known grocer, had died that morning at 2 o’clock of congestion of the lungs.  He had only been ill since Thursday of the preceding week and had not been considered in a danger condition.  His health had not been good for several years. He was 40 years of age and was born in this city, being a son of the honored and lamented James H. Lynn.  Mr. Lynn was a man of kind heart, full of public enterprise and was an active and successful business man.  At the time of his death he was in the retail grocery trade on Main Street.  He was a man of fine business qualifications and was a large stockholder in the Citizens’ National Bank.  His death will be a sad loss to not only kinsmen but to the business community. His wife is the youngest daughter of Col. D.N. Heath. They had no children. The funeral services were held at the family residence on west Main street on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 and were conducted by Rev. EB Thomson, pastor of Center Church of which the deceased was a member.  The remains were interred at Oak Hill. The pall bearers were fellow business men: Nate Lucas, Benj. Wasson, Henry Sloan, AF Ramsey, O.S. Burk and JC Barnhill. The funeral was largely attended.   - kbz

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