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Ellen A. McCall

Hartford City, Mar. 26.--- The funeral of Mrs. Ellen A. McCall, 71, who died here Monday, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baxter & Markin Funeral Home here. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Journal-Gazette, March 27, 1940

Elmira Townsend Miles

Hartford City, Mar. 30.--- Mrs. Elmire Townsend Miles, 87, widow of the late Junius Miles, formerly a widely known Blackford County farmer, died last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Zora Hendricks in this city.

She is survived also by two sons, James Miles of Gas City and Harry Miles, living near this city. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, Samuel Townsend of Montpelier and Wilson Townsend of Muncie and Mrs. Minerva Miller of Delphos, O., and Mrs. Nellie Persinger of Marion, O.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church here, in charge of Rev. Harper McCune, pastor. Burial will be in the Miles Cemetery, northwest of this city.

Journal-Gazette, March 31, 1940

Murl C. McCammon

Source: Bluffton News-Banner

A retired Blackford County farmer, Murl C. McCammon, 81, died Friday, Aug. 2, at his rural Montpelier residence.

Mr. McCammon was in the 63rd Air Transport Command of the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of the Gideons International, Indiana Farm Bureau, and the Disabled American Veterans Association. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1940 and attended Purdue University for an agricultural short course. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hartford City.

Born Nov. 19, 1920 in Porterville, Calif., to Gettys M. and Nova Evon Green McCammon, his marriage on Oct. 14, 1945 in Hartford City was to Wilma Stroble, who survives.

Additional survivors are two daughters, Melanie McCammon of St. Joseph, Mich., and Mrs. Richard (Risa) Kinney of Demotte; three brothers, William of Montpelier, John of Warren and Darrell of Hartford City; two sisters, Mrs. Rolland (Edna) Shadle of Crawfordsville and Mrs. Joe (Betty) Hoeksema of Des Moines, Ia., and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Glancy Funeral Homes, Walker Chapel in Montpelier, where calling will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Pastor Mary Lundquist will officiate at services and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Hartford City.

Wilma Elleen McCammon

Source: Bluffton News-Banner, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007

Wilma Eileen McCammon, 88, rural Montpelier, died at 4:34 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born Jan. 27, 1919 in Blackford County to Howard and Ellen (Willman) Stroble, she married Murl C. McCammon Oct. 14, 1945 in Hartford City. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2002.A 1935 graduate of Hartford City, she graduated from Taylor University in 1964 and received her Master's degree at Ball State in 1968. She taught in the Roll and Montpelier Schools, retiring in 1987 from the Blackford County School Corp. Active on the family farm in Harrison Twp., Blackford County, just across from the Wells County line, she was a skilled seamstress and a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford City, she taught Sunday School for 50 years. A past president of the Blackford County Teachers' Association, she was a member of the Indiana State Teachers' Association. Survivors include two daughters, Melanie McCammon of St. Joseph, Mich., and Risa (Richard) Kinney of DeMotte; a brother, Blaine (Myrna) Stroble of North Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Rhea (Robert) Rodgers of Richmond, Ohio, Mary Ellen (Bill) DuBoise, Mishawaka, and Barbara Thomas of Hartford City; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by sisters Charlotte Stroble and Joyce Stroble and brothers, Richard Stroble and the Rev. Howard Stroble Jr. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday will be at Zion Lutheran Church, Hartford City, under the direction of Pastor Mary Lundquist. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hartford City. Calling at Glancy Funeral Homes-Walker Chapel, Montpelier, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International and/or the Special K Ranch, Columbus, Montana.

Lulla M. Morris

Lulla M. Morris, 88, died 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the Golden Age Nursing Home, Marion.

She was a lifetime resident of Blackford County.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas, Monroe, LA, Marion, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and Earl, Hartford; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Horner, Ft. Meyers, Fla; a brother, John Fuller, Arkansas; ten Grandchildren; fifteen Great-Grandchildren.

Services will at 10a.m. Wednesday in the Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, with the Rev. Robert C. Neel officiating; Burial will be in the Hartford City I.O.O.F.

Friends may call after 2p.m. today at the funeral home. February 10, 1979.

Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, Indiana
Tuesday, February 13, 1979
p. 10, col. 4
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Ezra Murphy


Found dead in bed by workers a sawmill Monday morning. Heart disease cause. Ezra Murphy, 67, residing near the McCowell Lumber company mill, in east Franklin Street, was found dead in bed Monday morning at 7;30 am, by Marvin Rigsby, an employee of the lumber company. Rigsby investigated when he noticed that Murphy's horse had not been fed and that the aged man had not been seen about his premises, Coroner James Dodds was summoned and stated that in his opinion, Murphy had been dead three or forur hours. Death due to natural causes. Mr. Murphy had been a resident of this county for the past 61 years, residing in Montpelier for a greater part of the time. He had lived in Hartford city for the past four years. During the past winter, he had been in ill heath, suffering from rheumatism but recently had apparently recovered. He was employed as a caretaker at the sawmill and during the summer, sold fish through the county. He was born in Preble Co., Ohio October 15, 1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Murphy. At the age of six years, he moved to this county. He was married February 5, 1892. Surviving besides the widow are three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Fred Williams, this city, Mrs. Mary Morris, South Bend and Mrs. Jennie Markin of Fort Wayne. Delbert, Clarence and Edgar Murphy, all of this city. two sisters, Mrs. Ella Speece of Montpelier and Mrs. Catherine Chrismer of Indianapolis and 22 grandchildren and 3 great grand children also survive.

Hartford City NewsTimes April 1929

Sarah Murphy


Sarah Murphy---Aged resident dies at home of son here Tuesday morning. Rites on Wednesday. Rites will be held from funeral home with burial at Montpelier. Sarah J. Murphy, 68, widow of Ezra Murphy, life long resident of Blackford Co., died Tuesday morning at 613 West Conger Street. Mrs. Murphy had been critically ill for some time and had been bedfast for the past six weeks. Born in Wells Co., March 13, 1872, a daughter of Benjamin Richards, she came to Blackford Co. soon afterwards and had made her home here since, living for some time in Montpelier, where she had a wide acquaintance. Her husband died in 1929. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm from the Burk & Fenning Chapel., followed with interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Montpelier. Mrs. Murphy is survived by two sons, Delbert Murphy at whose home she died, and Edgar Murphy, well know Hartford City Barber, three daughters, Jennie Markin, Fort Wayne, Mary Morris, Huntington, and Rose Williams, Hartford City. Two brothers, also survive. They are Levi Richards of Washington CHO, and Emanuel Richards of Bluffton. The death of Mrs. Murphy Tuesday morning recalls the tragic deaths of another son and his wife in a railroad crossing tragedy at Muncie a few years ago.

Hartford City News Times
Tuesday, February 18, 1941


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