Indiana Historical Society Microfilm Reel no. 291007 Jamestown, Ind. Jamestown Press Jan 1905-Dec 1907
Jamestown Press Boone County Indiana Friday, March 29, 1907 page 1 Surname: Heckathorne
Headline:OBITUARY William Heckathorne
There is a harvester whose garner is never filled, a reaper whose sickle is never sheathed and it rusts not. He takes the unripe as well as the ripened grain. On Tuesday afternoon he entered our community and paused long enough to gather in one who was expecting him to pass this way. His call was not a surprise.
William Heckathorne was born near Lafayette, Ind., August 18, 1839 and died at his home northeast of Jamestown. March 26, inst., aged 67 years, 7 months and 8 days. He was the third in the family of George and Jane Heckathorne. But four of a family of ten children survive him. When William was about two years of age the family came to Montgomery County and settled west of Ladoga where he grew to manhood. His schooling was such as the common schools of his day afforded. In 1861 he answered his country’s call and served through the entire time of the Civil War. He belonged to Co. G, Eleventh Indiana Reg., and was in many hard battles. Jan. 15, 1868 he was married to Mary Trotter. Their union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom are still living. The father is the first in his own circle to answer the call to go.
At what was known as Larkin’s Chapel in 1870, under the ministry of Larkin Hurt, he united with the Methodist church and continued to live in that communion the rest of his life.
Mr. Heckathorne was an honest man, a loyal citizen, a quiet but sincere Christian, a devoted father and an affectionate husband. He had merited and received the tenderest care from his wife and children during his protracted illness. He made a brave fight for life and though overcome in unequal combat we can but believe he is victor at last.
Funeral services were conducted at the home yesterday at 2 o’clock Rev. H.C. Neal officiating. Interment at the Heckathorne cemetery near by.
Note from Janet Price; I am posting this obituary for others. I am not related to the subjects.