Princeton Daily Democrat March 25, 1918.
Owensville, IND., Mar. 25.
Richey Sumners, veteran of the civil war, and one of the wealthiest citizens of this community, died Saturday (23 Mar 1918) night at his home here after an illness of many months. The funeral will be held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. John Cummins of the General Baptist church. Interment will be at the cemetery here.
Mr. Sumners was 75 years of age.
He enlisted in Co. H, 17th Indiana regiment, at the age of seventeen years and served three years in the civil war. After the war he engaged in farming, then in the mercantile business and afterward in the lumber business. He was the owner of several hundred acres of land in Montgomery and Wabash townships. He was the original stockholder in the Owensville Banking company and was for a number of years its president.
In 1878 he was united in marriage to Roxannie Jacquess, who survives with one son, R.J. Sumners, and one daughter, Mrs. Burl Stunkel, both of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Annabelle Baugh, of San Jose, California.
Courtesy of Jerry Sumners