Princeton, Indiana Clarion Newspaper, Dated Friday, March 10, 1916


The death of Mrs. Susan Carrel, beloved wife of John W. Carrel, occurred this morning at 10 o’clock at the family home, in south Prince street, after an illness of about a year and half with rheumatism and complications.

No funeral arrangements had been made late this afternoon.

Mr. Carrel was 57 years old. She was a most estimable Christian woman, loved and respected by all who knew her.

Surviving are the husband and seven children, Wilson Carrel, of Mt. Carmel, and Mrs. Jasper Lucas, David, Lona, Ollie, Ralph and Marie, all of Princeton.

In the loss of this kind and devoted wife and mother, the family have the heartfelt sympathy of all friends.



Princeton, Indiana Daily Democrat Newspaper, Dated March 10, 1916


Mrs. Susan A. Carrel, beloved wife of John W. Carrel, and a most admirable woman, passed away at 10 o’clock Friday morning at her home, 1204 south Prince street, following an illness of several months. She had been up and about as usual this morning and was setting in a chair when the final summons came. The immediate cause of her death was pronounced hemorrhage from carcinoma.

Mrs. Carrel, a daughter of the late David and Margaret Pruitt, was born May 2, 1859 in Dubois County.  She married John W. Carrel, July 14, 1878 in Dubois County.

Surviving are the husband and seven children, Mrs. Elzena Lucas of east Ohio street. Fireman Wilson Carrel of Mt. Camel, Ollie Carrell of south Race street; David, Lona, Ralph and Marie all living at home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. B.W. Allen, of Vincennes, and two brothers, John S. Pruitt of Fredericksburg, Indiana and Ollie Pruitt, of Atlanta, Georgia. She was a former member of the General Baptist Church.

Mrs. Carrel was a well-known and lovable woman and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The family have the sympathy of all friends in their sorrow.