- At the residence of T. J. Quick in this place, on the 5th day of April, 1882, of apoplexy, Washington Wallace, in the 40th year of his age.
The death of Mr. Wallace was quite unexpected. He was born in this county, in the year 1842, and has made his home near Galveston, and very near the place of his birth, until after the death of his wife and child; when he came to this place, where he has since resided with his sister, Mrs. T. J. Quick. Mr. Wallace leaves a brother, Robert Wallace, and two sisters - Mrs. T. J. Quick and Mrs. Dr. Bash, with a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Washington Wallace was highly esteemed by all who knew him for his social qualities, and genial disposition. His acquaintances were quite numerous, and among them all, we do not believe that he had a single enemy.
The funeral services will take place from the residence of T. J. Quick, on Friday morning at 10 o'clock, the burial taking place at the Galveston cemetery.
Northern Indianian, April 6, 1882, 5:1

 A Wild Rumor
A Report that Wash. Wallace Was Not Dead
Led His Friends to Take Up His Remains

Immediately after the funeral services of the late Washington Wallace were concluded at Galveston yesterday, and when a large portion of those who were in attendance had started on their return to their homes, quite a sensation occurred; occasioned by a report that rapidly gained circulation and secured belief among a good many persons that he was not dead. The coffin had been opened at the grave in order to permit those of his friends in the immediate vicinity to take a last look at their dead friend, and among them some asserted that they had discovered moisture on the glass of the casket, as well as upon the face of the deceased. Considerable dissatisfaction was manifested that a closer examination had not been made in this particular. As a matter of course, a rumor, such as this would soon move men to action, and acting upon the belief that something might be wrong, the pall-bearers and quite a number of others returned to the cemetery and exhumed the body. Dr. Webber, who was present, made an examination of the corpse by making an incision with a lance in the arm for the purpose of discovering any sign of circulation of the blood. After a most thorough examination by the physicians who were present, it was declared that he was, in reality, dead. Everybody seemed satisfied with the examination, and the remains were again interred. The moisture referred to was occasioned by the chemicals used in preserving the body. Under such circumstances, the incident again illustrates how easy it is to creat a panic.

Laid to Rest
Washington Wallace Consigned to the Tomb

We have already published an obituary notice of the late Washington Wallace who died so suddenly at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. T. J. Quick of this city. On yesterday, followed by a very large concourse of relatives and friends from this city and surrounding vicinity, his mortal remains were carried to the cemetery at Galveston. All along the route the procession received large accessions, composed of old neighbors and friends, who had known him from his boyhood days, and who turned out almost en masse, to pay the last sad tribute of respect to all that was left of Washington Wallace; a young man, who in life had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. The deceased was born near the spot where he today lies buried. Indeed, he always considered the old homestead his actual abode, although for several years past he has mostly made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Quick. The very large attendance at his funeral yesterday showed how highly he was held in the estimation of his acquantances, as well as attested the grief they entertained for one who was so suddenly cut down in the very prime of manhood: and who was, too, in a situation in life to do a large amount of good for his fellow-man, having ample means to do so. But he is gone; has paid the debt we all owe, and which we all must pay.

Northern Indianian Apr. 13, 1882

  On Wednesday last a very fine granite monument arrived at the depot of the C.W. & M. railroad which is to be set up at the grave of Washington Wallace at Galveston Cemetery. The monument will stand eighteen feet six inches in height, with a base six feet and four inches square. The column is very handsomely polished, and the top is an octagon, finished with ornamental drop work. It is a very handsome monument, and reflects credit on the good taste of the friends who ordered it. Wm. Dickensheets took it to Galveston, and it required four teams to make the transportation.

Northern Indianian March 15, 1883