William Spore, age 88, a resident

of Princeton and retired farmer,

passed away Tuesday evening at 8:30

o'clock at his home, 504 West Emerson

street.  Death was due to infirmities

of age.

  The funeral services will be held

Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at

the White Church, west of the city,

conducted by the Rev. J. C. Cummins,

of the General Baptist church.  In-

terrment in the church cemetery.

  William Spore was born March 3,

1839, the son of David and Lucinda

(Mauck) Spore, who resided near

Owensville.  He was converted at the

Turner chapel, under the preaching

of Aaron Turner, pastor of the Meth-

ofist church at Owensville at that

time.  Mr. Spore joined the White

church and was in attendance as

long as he was able.

  On November 21, 1861, he was uni-

ted in marriage to Dicey Binkley,

and to this union three children

were born, Miss Eckley O. Spore,

William Oscar Spore and Mrs. Anna D.

Ervin, wife of Robert Ervin, re-

siding south of the city.  These

children survive together with sev-

en grandchildren and five great-


  Later, Mr. Spore was united in

marriage to Mary E. Norman on Oct-

ober 15, 1884, who survives him,

together with one brother, Andrew

Jackson Spore, of Owensville, the

only one left of a large family of

brothers and sisters.

  Mr. Spore has resided in Gibson

County all his life and during the

active years of his life lived on a

farm west of Princeton.  He had re-

sided in Princeton about thirty-

three years.

(Princeton Clarion News,

  Mar. 17, 1926)