Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
"EPH" COLBERT DIES FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS.
Father of Captain of Police will be Buried Saturday. Ephriam Colbert 74, retired farmer & father of Capt. of police SimColbert of Washington, died Thursday night at 6:45 o'clock at the home ofhis daughter, Mrs. Frank Miller, at 7 West VanTrees St.. Death of Mr. Colbert came after an illness of several months. LastSeptember he suffered a sunstroke while on his farm near South Washington; & since that time he had been failing rapidly. For the past three weeks hehad been in serious condition & death had been near for two or three days. Born in Indiana on Aug.31st 1854, the deceased was a son of David L & Elizabeth( Mattingly) Colbert. He had spent practically all his life in & near Washington, & four many years had been an active farmer. Until a fewmonths ago he lived on the old Colbert farm on the Maple Valley road southof Hwy.50 south near South Washington. He was widely known in the county. Mr. Colbert married Josephine Osha about 50 years ago. She died 13 yearsago. Surviving are nine children, as follows. Mrs. Ora Belle Miller of Washington; Mrs. frank Miller of Washington; SimColbert of Washington, David Colbert of California, Fred Colbert ofWashington, Mrs. Charles Campbell of Washington, Cornelius Colbert ofWashington & Ephriam Colbert of Indianapolis. One brother & one sister also survives the aged man. They are MarionColbert of Daviess Co. & Mrs. Anna Chowning of South Washington. The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ in this city, funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. J.Lindertons in charge. Burial will be in the Colbert cemetery near SouthWashington. Ed Keller will conduct the funeral. The body of Mr. Colbert will be at the lower home on West VanTrees untilthe our of the funeral.
Contributed by: Keith Thompson