Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Thursday, December 13, 1951
Benjamin F. Ewer and Emma Jane Barker Tragedy struck twice in a well known Liberty township family last night, and called a prominent retired Fulton merchant and his aged mother-in-law in death. Benjamin F. EWER, 65, a coal and feed merchant in Fulton, retired, was found dead of a heart seizure by his wife, Bessie BARKER EWER, upon her return home this morning after sitting at the death bed of her mother, Emma Jane BARKER, 83, who died last night at the Nellans Nursing home in Fulton.
EMMA JANE BARKER Emma Jane [BEATTIE] BARKER, daughter of John and Elizabeth (GRAUEL) BEATTIE, was born in Wayne township, Fulton county on June 27, 1867. A resident of Wayne and Liberty townships all of her 83 years, she was well and favorably known through the southern end of the county. On Aug. 18, 1887 she became the bride of the late John Edwin BARKER, who died in 1946. A devout member of the Baptist church, she was always active in its affairs. Two daughters survive, Mrs. Bessie EWER and Mrs. Anna CLABAUGH, Fulton, as do one sister, Mrs. Cora HOOVER, Warsaw; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral arrangements for both Mr. Ewer and Mrs. Barker are incomplete. Both bodies rest at the Ditmire Chapel in Fulton.
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Friday, December 14, 1951
Final rites for Mrs. Emma Jane BARKER who died Wednesday morning at a Fulton nursing home will be held at 2:00 Saturday afternoon at the Fulton Baptist church, with the Rev. Franklin ARTHUR officiating. Interment will be made in Fulton cemetery.