Tuesday 26 June 1923 Indianapolis Star

Gosport, Ind., June 25-- ASAHEL H. WAMPLER, prominate in state Democratic circles and cashier of the Gosport State Bank, died at his home here yesterday. Mr. Wampler had been ill for eight months. He was graduated fro DePauw university in 1886. He served on the military staff of Govenor Isaac P. Gray. He was secretary of the Democratic state committee in 1898 and was state senator in the sessions of 1901 and 1903. The deceased was a Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and was a member of the Baptist Church. In 1904 he organized the Gosport Banking Company. In January 1922, this was converted into the Gosport State Bank. Mr. Wampler was married to ALICE C. WELCH of Gosport in 1893, who with three children, MARY A. GIBSON of Elyria, Oh.; KIAH and WELCH WAMPLER of Gosport, and one grandson, ASAHEL of Elyria, OH, survive. The body will lie in state Tuesday. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at 4 o'clock.

Posted by Kathy Bargerhuff


Owen County (Indiana) Democrat, April 1, 1915, p. 4

Touching Tribute Paid to Well Known Gosport Woman

The following obituary was read at the Methodist church at Gosport Sunday afternoon, March 21, by A. H. Wampler--

Mrs. Margaret Wampler, daughter of William and Nancy Johns, was born near Symaria, Morgan County, Indiana, on November 26, 1835. Died in Gosport, Indiana, March 19, 1915, aged 79 years, 3 months and 23 days. She was one of eleven children born to her parents and all have preceded her into the realm of death's domain. On the day before the ending of her seventeenth year, she was married to John Wampler, and for over 55 years was a faithful companion, a loving helpmate and obedient wife when her husband answered death's call on July 18, 1907. >From this union came ten children, five boys and five girls, of whom four have gone into the eternal life and six remain here to witness the passing away of the mother. The children now living are James W. Wampler of Chicago, Charles E. Wampler, Thomas C. Wampler and Mrs. Nora B. Moore, all of Gosport, Frank Wampler of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Rebecca E. Rott of Joliet, Ill. Besides, there are grandchildren and great grandchildren surviving her. In 1860 she became convinced of the error of human life without the acceptance of Christ's redemption and confessed her love for Him and her harmony with God through Christ by uniting herself with the people of God and serving Him in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Abel's Chapel east of Gosport, and when in late years she and her husband moved the family to Gosport, they both brought their membership to the M. E. Church there, and she has without intermission been an active and zealous worker in the church. She was a charter member of the Daughters of Rebekah of the I. O. O. F. order and a member of the Eastern Star of the Masonic organization, and in each of these orders her piety, good works and Christ-like life was so noted that they each placed her and kept her for years in the position of chaplain. She was a constant seeker of knowledge and used whatever time she could command in reading good books and periodicals, and when in later years her eyesight limited her in this line of work and pleasure, it was to her a great regret and affliction. For the last seven years she has suffered much physical pain and with it all was patient and cheerful. .

Posted by Randi Richardson

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