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Harold T. Garrett

HARTFORD CITY -- Harold T. Garrett, 72, 623 N. High St., Hartford City, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday at Blackford County Hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Garrett was a life resident of Hartford City and retired in 1974 from Warner Gear, Muncie, after 24 years of employment. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Hartford City, Black- ford Lodge Number 106 F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and had served with the Seabees in the Pacific Theater.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Vikki) Wise, Hartford City; a brother, Robert, Hartford City; four sisters, Mary I. Roberts, Hartford City, Mrs. Herbert (Maxine) Armstrong, Trenton, Mrs. Garvice (Helen) Munn, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Sam (Vera) Anderson, Fairfield Glades, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30p.m. Friday at the Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with the Rev. David Baughman and the Rev. Robert C. Neel officiating. Burial will be in the Hartford IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today and prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Thursday, July 24, 1986
Page - A-1

John W. Garrett

HARTFORD CITY -- John W. Garrett, 99, a resident of Marion nursing home died there Friday.

Mr. Garrett was a member of the Dunkirk Brethren Church in Pievna. He was native of Henry County, but had resided in Blackford County for most of his life. He had been a farmer and carpenter.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lee Palmer, Marion, and Mrs. Roy Haines, Leesburg, Fla., four step daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Bennett, Hartford City; Mrs. Luther Cochern, Lafontaine; Mrs. Mildred Garringer, Montpelier, and Mrs. Joanna Edwards, Hartford City; seven Grandchildren, 12 Great- Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

The Rev. Harley Rush will officiate at funeral services to be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Richman-Markin funeral home, Hartford City. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Sunday, July 4, 1971

Nora E. Garrett

Nora E. Garrett, 84, 278 W. High St., Monteplier, died at 9:45p.m. Friday in the Blackford County Hospital, Hartford City.

Mrs. Garrett was a member of the North American Benefit Associ- ation

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Clay (Vivian) Pugh, and Mrs. P. Dwight (Bernice) Johnson, both of Montpelier.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tiesdau in the Walker Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier, with the Rev. David Brown in charge. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2p.m. Monday.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Sunday, April 10, 1977
p. 8
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Mandes W. Garrett

MONTPELIER - Services will be held at 2p.m. Monday at the Walker Funeral Home for Mandes W. Garrett, 65, who died early Friday in his truck while en route to Muncie.

Mr. Garrett had started from Montpelier Thursday and was apparently stricken with a heart attack between Hartford City and Muncie.

Mr. Garrett who was a native of Blackford County, had served on the Montpelier City Council from 1948 - 1952.

The only immediate survivor is his widow, Nors.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call the the Funeral Home.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Sunday, May 25, 1958
sec. 1, p. 2, col. 8
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Pearl Garrett

HARTFORD CITY -- Mrs. Pearl Garrett, 78, Hartford City, died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackford County Hospital.

She was a member of the Fairview United Brethren Church, the Get-Together Home Demonstration Club, the WCTU and the Senior Citsons Club.

Survivors include two sons, Harold and Robert Garrett, both of Hartford City; four daughters, Mrs. Sam (Vera) Anderson, Mrs. Mary Roberts and Mrs. Herbert (Maxine) Armstrong, and Mrs. John ( Helen) Hendren, Cincinnati, Ohio, and 16 Grandchildren and 26 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview United Brethren Church, with the Rev. M.T. Simon officiating. Burial will be in the Hartford City IOOF Cemetery and friends may call at the Richman-Markin funeral home in Hartford City after 2 p.m. Monday and prior to the Tuesday service.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Sunday, February 18, 1973
Section - 1 Page - 8 Col. - 6

Charles Gerald "Jerry" Gilham,


Charles Gerald (Jerry) Gilham, well known resident of this city and brother of Mrs. Anson Kline, died Wednesday evening about 6:25 o’clock, at the Blackford County Hospital following an illness with complication of diseases. Mr. Gilham had been in poor health for some time but his condition was not regarded as critical until last Saturday. He was taken to the hospital Sunday morning, but due to his weakened condition no hopes were entertained for his recovery.

The deceased was a member of the Christian church of this city and the Moose lodge. Charles Gerald Gilham was born June 7, 1878, at Wanatah, Ind., in LaPorte County. He was the son of Ezekiel and Cicily Gilham and was one of a family of eleven children, the following surviving: Mrs. Alice Kern, of Hanna, Ind., Howard Gilham, of Elias, Tex.; Mrs. Mary McMahan, of Wichita, Kan.; Mrs. Anson Kline, of this city; John F. Gilham, of Pemberville, Ohio; Mrs. Gertrude Spangler, of Wana, Okla.; and Chester Gilham, of Sapulpa, Okla.

The Gilham family came to this city when Jerry Gilham was about twelve years of age. He was an oil worker by trade and was employed in the California fields for four or five years until the death of his brother, Thomas, when he went to Oklahoma. At the illness of his brother, Scott, former assistant postmaster here, Jerry returned to this city and had since resided here at the Birum hotel.

The body was removed from the hospital Wednesday evening and taken to the Baxter funeral parlors. It will be taken to the home of Mrs. Kline, north Jefferson street, some time Friday. No funeral arrangements will be made pending the arrival of members of the family.”

Hartford City News
Thursday, May 31, 1923
p. 1, c. 3

Ezekiel Gillham Jr.


Ezekiel Gilham, 89, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Hartford City, died at 1 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Anson Kline, 533 West Kickapoo Street. The infirmities of age, covering an illness of three months duration, during all of which time he had been in a critical condition, caused the aged man's death.

Mr. Gilham's life was a most interesting and eventful one. His father, Ezekiel Gilham, was a slave owner of old Virginia. The Hartford City man was born October 12, 1828,of a family of eight children, all of whom have now passed beyond with the exception of one brother, David Gilham, who left home when fifteen years of age, nearly eighty years ago. Until recently, the Hartford City man had never of his brother since. A year or so ago, William Kemp, local man, found trace of David Gilham in the southern part of the state. He had been engaged for years in the circus business. Efforts of Ezekiel Gilham and son, Scott Gilham, of this city, to obtain trace of the missing brother, however, failed. Ezekiel Gilham was a veteran of the Civil War, fighting on the side of the Union. His wife, whom he had claimed as his mate before the opening of the war, died December 24, 1913. Mr. Gilham had been a resident of the county for twenty-seven years.

Surviving Mr. Gilham are nine children. They are: Mrs. Alice Kern, of Hanna, Ind.; G.H. Gilham of St. Francisville, Ill.; Mrs. M.C. McMahon of Sepupla, Okla.;Mrs. J. Anson Kline of this city; John F. Gilham of Pemberville, Ohio; Gerald Gilham of Okmulgee, Okla.; W. Scott Gilham of this city; Mrs. C.W. Spangler of Wawa, Okla.; and Chester A. Gilham, of Sepulpa. Okla. Two children are deceased. Mr. Gilham was a member of the G.A.R. At one time he was postmaster in LaPorte County, Ind. Last winter he spent considerable time with Mrs. H.C. McMahan and son, C.A. McMahan, and daughter, Mrs. Spangler, of Wawa. Scott Gilham, of this city, a son, is deputy postmaster. The funeral will be held from the late home, in charge of Rev. Yocom, probably Thursday.

Hartford City News
Tuesday, July 24, 1917
p. 1, c. 7

Ezekiel Gillham


The funeral for Ezekiel Gilham will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from his home, 533 West Kickapoo Street, in charge of Rev. Yocom. The pallbearers will be Robert Voss, B.L. DeWees, D.A. Jones, Winslow Miles, Alonzo Showalter, and James McColly."

Hartford City News
Wednesday, July 25, 1917
p. 2, c. 4

Mrs. Henrietta Gillard

HARTFORD CITY -- Services for Mrs. Henrietta B. Gillard, 75, who died Saturday in the home of a son, Lawrence, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at 509 N. High Street. The Rev. Jack E. Yonts, pastor of the Calvary Pentecostal Church, officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilland's death followed a short illiness with a heart ailment. She was the widow of John Thomas Gilland.

Survivors include six sons, a daughter, one sister and four brothers.

Marion, IN
Tuesday, October 16, 1956

John Thomas Gilland

HARTFORD CITY -- Rites for John Thomas Gilland, 74, retired farmer and teamster, will be held at 2p.m. Friday in the Calvary Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Howard Dyer and the Rev. Doyle Spears in charge.

Until time of rites the body will remain at 205 E. Washington St. He died Tuesday night in the Blackford County Hospital where he had been admitted an hour earlier.

Survivors include the widow Henrietta; six sons, Lem, Ernest, Lawrence and Elmer Gilland, Hartford City; Clarence Gilland, Burr Oak, Michigan; and John Thomas Gilland, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Walker, near Hartford City; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Doan, Swayzee, and Mrs. Lille Duddey, Weirton, VA., and one brother, Lewis Gilland, Medford, Oregon.

Chronicle, Marion, Indiana
Thursday, August 21, 1952
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"Scott" Gilham


“Scott” Gilham, as he was generally known, was born in Wanatah, thirty-seven years ago. He moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Gilham to this city when a boy of eight years and had lived here ever since that time. His mother was buried five years ago today and his father died about a year ago. He lived on West Kickapoo Street. Surviving are Mrs. Gilham, formerly Miss Nellie Thompson, to whom he was united in marriage November 10, 1909, a sister, Mrs. A. J. Kline, of 515 West Franklin Street, and a brother Gerald, who recently has been making his home with him and other brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced Friday. ”

Sisely Gilham


“Mrs. Sisely Gilham, 69, 7766? Franklin Street, died [illegible] o’clock, Tuesday evening, after a long illness, with a complication of diseases. She had been seriously ill for a week. Scott Gilham and Mrs. Anson Kline, of this city, were children.

For many years she belonged to the Christian Church and was active in church work before she came ill. She was also a member of the W.K.I. Mrs. Gilham made several trips out West for her health.

Surviving Mrs. Gilham was her husband, E. Gilham, and five sons and four daughters, who are Howard of Robinson, Ill., John of Pemberville, O, Chester of Wana, Okla., Jerry, of Marllupa(sp?), Calif., and Scott Gilham, of this city, Mrs. Jennie Sinra(sp?), of this city, as a sister, while George Simonton of Fernville(sp?), Mich., and Amon Simonton, of Argus, Ind., her brothers.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Christian church, in charge of Rev. G, I. Wyatt, interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The remains may be viewed Thursday and Friday.”

The Evening News
December 24, 1913
p. 1, c. 2

Thomas Gilham


“Tom Gilham, 37 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Gilham of West Commercial Street and formerly a resident of this city, died Tuesday evening about 6 o’clock in a hospital in San Francisco, Cal. Death was due to intestinal trouble following an attack of typhoid fever. He had been ill some time, his wife and daughter having been called to his bedside several weeks ago from this city where they had come to make a visit.

The body will be brought back to his old home for burial. The funeral party, consisting of Jerry Gilham, a brother, who is in San Francisco, and his wife and child, is expected to arrive here on the Pennsylvania passenger at 3:28 Saturday afternoon. A committee from the local lodge of Elks will meet the party at the train. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but the service probably will be conducted Sunday afternoon. Mr. Gilham was formerly a member o f the local lodge of Eagles and that organization also will send a committee to the railroad station to meet the body. He was a member of the Elks lodge at Maricopa, Calif., and it is expected that the local lodge will be in charge.

Tom Gilham was born in Hanna, LaPorte County, Ind. He came to this city with his parents when about seventeen years of age and continued to reside here until about five years ago, when, with his wife and child, he went to Maricopa, Cal., to work in the oil fields. During his fifteen years residence in Hartford City he became well known and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances to whom the news of his death will be a severe shock.

Beside his widow and child, a daughter, aged 18 (sp?), and the parents the following brothers and isters survive; Scott a clerk in the local post office, and Chester, both of this city; Jerry, of San Francisco; Howard, of Flatrock, Ill., John, of Kendallville; Mrs. Anson Kline, of this city; Mrs. H. C. McMahon, of Knox, Ind.’ Mrs. C.W. Spangler, of Dewey, Okla.

The Evening News
Wednesday, August 16, 1911
p. 1, c. 6

Winfield Scott Gilham


“Winfield Scott Gilham, assistant postmaster since June, 1912, passed away about noon today at the Dr. Caylor hospital at Bluffton where he was taken Monday afternoon for an examination. Mr. Gilham had been in ill health for three or four months, but until recently had been able to be at the office almost each day to supervise his work. During the past summer he is believe to overexert himself in work about his new home on east VanCleve street, and the result was valvular heart trouble, complicated later with kidney infection. When he took his vacation in the summer he came home from Ohio in a weakened condition, and his decline has been gradual since then. While physicians gave no hope, his death came sooner than expected. Some days ago he sold all of household furniture and was preparing to go to Oklahoma to visit a sister during the winter months, believing he might regain his health. Dr. Caylor when he made his examination confirmed the first diagnosis of Dr. Dodds of this city, and said that death was only a question of hours or weeks.

Mr. Gilham was one of the most efficient employees who ever held a position in the local office. He went into service as a general delivery clerk sixteen years ago and proved so capable that Postmaster A.F. Kinsley selected him as the deputy postmaster, when Edwin Ford resigned. Mr. Gilham was always careful as to detail, always accurate, well posted on postal affairs, and always obliging and considerate in his dealing with the public. He was a graduate of the Hartford City High School and was noted at school for his ability to acquire knowledge.

Hartford City News
Thursday, December 26, 1918
p. 1, c. 2

Bertha Greenlee


HARTFORD CITY -- Services for Mrs. Bertha B. Greenlee, 78, who died Saturday, will be held at 2p.m today at the First EUB Church. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Chronicle, Marion, Indiana
Tuesday, February 2, 1960
p. 2, col. 4
Contributed by

George Greenlee


HARTFORD CITY -- George S. Greenlee, 88, Hartford City, died at 10:30p.m. Friday at the Blackford County Hospital was a native of Black- ford Countyand was a retired automobile dealer for 25 years. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church here.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Opal Greenlee, at home; one sister, Mrs. Maude Risinger, Dunkirk, and one Grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Monday at the Richman-Markin Funeral Home in Hartford City with the Rev. William Kaiser officiating and burial will be in the Hartford City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2p.m. today.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Sunday, October 18, 1970
sec. 1, p. 2, col. 2
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Henrietta Gilland

HARTFORD CITY -- Services for Mrs. Henrietta B. Gilland, 75, who died Saturday at the home of a son, Lawrence, were con- ducted at 2p.m. Monday at 509 N. High St., The Rev. Jack E. Yonts, pastor of the Calvary Pentecostal Church, officiated and burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilland's death followed a short illness with a heart ailment. She was the widow of John Thomas Gilland. Survivors include six sons, one daughter, one sister and four brothers.

Leader - Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Tuesday, October 16, 1956
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