March 16, 1911
ANAWALT, MONROE THOMAS - On the twentieth of January 1852, near the town of Bethlehem, Penn., there was born a child to whom was given the name Monroe Thomas Anawalt. He spent his boyhood in that community and grew to young manhood in that State. At the age of twenty-four, he came to Ohio and located at Dayton. There he worked in the milling trade for a number of years until failing health necessitated his leaving the city. In the year 1891 he came with his family to Pleasant Hill, and for the large part his home has since been in this vicinity. He accepted the forced change in business late in life with a good heart and took up the study and later the practice of veterinary surgeon, and thru it has made a most useful and helpful factor in our community. On the eighteenth of September 1884, he was united in marriage to Miss Ella Lauver, one of the highly esteemed teachers of this place. To them have been born three sons. This is the first break that has come in the happy family circle, and the first but one in the group of Mr. Anawalt's own brothers and sisters. His death seems especially sad, coming as it does just as the new home was being completed and arrangements were being made for more comfortable living; and the sickness of the wife adds a peculiar pathos to the grief which has visited this home. Mr. Anawalt was a member of the Masonic order at Dayton, and when a child was confirmed in the Lutheran church. He had many virtues and in his characteristic way proved the sincerity of his friendship and devotion. Nearing the three score years, he answers the summons which came almost suddenly and passes on into the realms of life and immortality. The funeral services were held from the home Wednesday of last week and were conducted by Rev. A. M. Kerr.
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