Princeton, Indiana Newspaper dated Thursday, July 17, 1941


Sylvester W. Cantrell


Oakland City, July 17 -- Sylvester Winfield Cantrell, 93,one of the best known citizens of Gibson county, died at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon at his home on the old Cantrell farm, four miles northwest of Oakland City.

He had been in good health until becoming ill with pneumonia a few days ago.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the home, northwest of Oakland City.  The Rev. Grover Kreig will conduct the service. Burial will be in the White Church Cemetery, west of Princeton.

Surviving are three sons, Clinton, of Princeton; Loren Cantrell, Oakland City and John T. Cantrell, St. Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Maxam, Princeton and Mrs. Minnie Pauley, Oakland City; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Cantrell has resided on the farm northwest of Oakland City, for 50 years.