VARIOUS OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES - PART 3
The first and second Obituary pages got too large so I am continuing here. My notes in this color purple. I have also added a link to findagrave when I could find one.
VERNON JOURNAL - APRIL 20, 1898
John H. Bolser
was born at Hamilton, Ohio, March 8, 1853 and moved to Vernon, with his father's family in 1855. He was married to Lucy Thicksten, Aug. 25th, 1876. Died, April 14th, 1898.
He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, also a member of the I. O. O. F. by which order the funeral services were conducted, April 16th, 1898, after which his remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery.
He leaves a wife and six children (daughters) and many relatives and friends who mourn the loss of a good citizen and extent condolence to the bereaved family. Findagrave link
VERNON BANNER - FEBRUARY 14, 1872
Another Pioneer Gone
Died, on the night of the 5th inst., at the residence of W.P. Wilson, Mr. Moses Wilson
, in the 79th year of his age, after a long and painful illness.
Mr. Wilson can truly be called on of our pioneers, having removed to this county with his father when eight years of age. His life has been one of peace and good example, and his death was like his life peaceful and serene. He leaves a large circle of friends, who will mourn his loss; but not as those who have not hope-for we feel that he has only passed on before. Peace to his memory. Findagrave link
On the morning of the 5th inst., at his residence on Bear creek, after a severe illness, Mr. Melville S. Corya
, aged twenty-four years.
Mr. Corya was a young man of great promise, and leaves a young wife and many friends to mourn his loss. H. (This one is very interesting, on find a grave it says he was born May of 1868
and died on February 5, 1872 - which makes him only 4 years old. I also had a listing contributed to this site that states he was 3 years old. It states in this obituary he leaves a young wife, and I find a marriage for Melville S. Coryea & Laura Marsh on May 10, 1870. The last name misspelled but he does show in the
1870 census with a wife named Laura. Houston there appears to be a problem here. I am contacting the find a grave contributer and I have changed the Bear Creek Cemetery listing on this site to reflect age 23 instead of 3. There is a very hard to read picture of his headstone
on the Bear Creek Cemetery page on this site, I am going to try and get another picture of the headstone. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - MARCH 1, 1906
, aged 70 years, died at her home near Commiskey, February 13, after a lingering illness. She was united in marriage to H.S. McCaslin Jan. 29, 1856 and to their union was born four children two of whom died at an early age. Her husband preceded her to the better land several
years ago. Mrs. McCaslin united with the Graham Presbyterian church 36 years ago. She was a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor and always ready to help those in need. Besides her two children she leaves three brothers and many friends to mourn for her, and yet we mourn not as those who have no hope for she had
committed herself to His keeping and we know that He is able to keep that which is committed unto Him. Funeral services were conducted at the Graham Presbyterian church by Rev. D.C. Simpson and the remains were laid to rest in the Graham Cemetery. Findagrave link
, son of George and Margaret Vawter
was born May 6, 1886 at Queensville, Indiana, and died February 4, 1906, having lived all his life at that place. He leaves a fond, devoted father and mother, six sisters, one brother to mourn for him. Clyde was an honest, truthful and industrious boy; he was habitually cheerful
and uncomplaining, so much so that it was difficult for his friends to realize that he was alarmingly ill. In his family he was liberal and kind, was thoroughly interested in all the affairs of home. His was a truly heroic spirit; through his long and painful illness he was cheerful, even hopeful, and never complained except
at the absence of the loved ones from whom he was separated. When told only a few hours before his death that a dear sister was coming in the morning he said: "Oh, so long!" And soon after he fell asleep to awaken where pain, sickness and death, shall never come for "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, for the former things are passed away." Findagrave link
Mrs. Sarah Fields
was born at Madison, June 16, 1831 and died Feb 5, 1906. She came to North Vernon about 11 years ago having lived here ever since; she was a member of the M.E. church since early childhood and always a faithful christian. She was stricken with paralysis about five years ago and since then has always been an invalid but was
confined to her bed one week before her death. She was the mother of twelve children, three sons surviving, her. The funeral was conducted by H.H. Dowd and the minister at Dupont where the remains were taken for burial. She leaves many friends and relatives to mourn for her.
, son of Ephraim W. and Maud Morin
, was born July 21, 1903, and died January 27, 1906, aged 3 years, 6 months and 6 days. Ralph was a bright and sympathetic child and won the affection of all who knew him. The affliction which terminated his life was long and of great suffering. Among the last utterances of earthly life
was one which indicated that young as he was there was recognition of the bond of relationship that existed between him and the Father above. It was about time for the family to retire for the night when Ralph said to his papa: "Let's say Our Father;" he was probably thinking of the one who said "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not." He leaves a
father, mother and little sister to mourn their loss, but they are not as those who have no hope.
NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - JANUARY 1, 1896
Miss Mittie Lewellen
, daughter of Wesley C. and Caroline Lewellen, departed this life at the house of her parents, two and one-half miles south of Sardinia, Ind., on December 21, 1895, at the age of 19 years and 10 days. She joined the United Brethren Church, Pleasant View class, about three years ago, and lived a consistent Christian life until
called by our kind Heavenly Father from time to her eternal reward. At the close of life she called father, mother, brother, sisters and relatives and neighbors to the bedside. She bid them, one by one, farewell and requested each one to meet her in heaven. She leaves father, mother, two sisters, two brothers and many relatives to mourn their loss, but we trust and hope
that their loss is her eternal gain.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Sardinia on Sunday, Dec. 22d, at 11 o'clock a.m., Rev. David Clark officiating.
NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - JANUARY 15, 1896
Lange-At his home near this city on Tuesday evening, Jan 7th, 1896, Mr. Henry Lange
, aged 63 years.
Deceased was born in the Province of Hanover, Germany, in 1833, emigrated to the United States in 1857, and came direct to Jennings County, where he has resided ever since. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Theodore Lochrman in the Lutheran church on Thursday afternoon, after with his remains wre interred in the city cemetery. Findagrave link
Walter L. Judd
was born in Jennings county, Ind., September 9, 1873, and died January 11, 1896, aged 22 years, 4 months and 2 days.
The deceased had lived in this county continuously from the time of his birth until his death, and his life was such that he won the respect and esteem of all. He joined the Christian Church on November 17, 1893, and led a consistent Christian life. He was a loving husband, an affectionate brother and an obedient son. His devotion to his father was
remarkable and affecting. He leaves a loving wife, father brother and three sisters to mourn his death.
Funeral services were conducted by the Christian church by Rev. John Brazelton on Monday morning. Findagrave Link
was born Sept. 7, 1824, in eastern Pennsylvania. He was married to Mary J. Clark on March 12, 1855. In the Springs of 1861 they left their Eastern home and came to Jennings county, Ind. There they resided until September, 1891, when they located in Fairland, Shelby
county, Indiana. Mr. Kennedy had been in poor health for some time. About
six years ago he had a severe attack of la grippe, from which he never fully recovered. Each Winter seemed to bring a return of the dread disease, and hasten the time of his departure. January 17th he was taken suddenly and seriously ill, after which time his death was daily expected. On January 28, 1896, the end came and the spirit of Richard Kennedy departed to the unseen world. He
was aged 71 years, 4 months and 21 days. He leaves wife, two brothers, a sister, and other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. The funeral was largely attended, and was conducted by Rev. T. A. Childs, assisted by Rev. Pell and Guthrie, of the M. E. Church, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Fairland Cemetery.
NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - FEBRUARY 5, 1896
DIED-At his home near this place, on Friday, January 31, 1896, Mr. Joseph Hendricks
, in the 75th year of his age. He leaves a wife, children, grand children and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Deceased was one of our early settlers and had spent most of his life in this locality. He was a member of the Centerville M. E. church, and will be greatly missed in the church and neighborhood.
But most of all he will be missed at home; his chair is vacant, his voice is stilled, and he is no more. He was a consistent christian, and was always present at public worship as long as health would permit. He had been a patient sufferer for years and bore his sufferings with Christian patience. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Many are the times the writer has met him in prayer
and class meeting, and his testimonies were always bright and full of Christian love. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. M. Chambers at the family residence, Sunday morning at ten o'clock, after which the remains were taken to the Vernon Cemetery for burial. Findagrave Link
NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - MARCH 4, 1896
KIDD-At the home of her parents, J. D. Kidd and wife, at Haughville, Ind., on Thursday, Feb. 27, 1896, Ethel Vernon Kidd
, aged 6 years.
The remains were brought to this city Saturday morning, and buried in the cemetery at Vernon in the afternoon. Findagrave Link
VERNON BANNER - JANUARY 2, 1878
MANVILLE-At her residence in Vernon, on Thursday, Dec. 27th, 1877, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Mary A. Manville
, wife of Robert Manuille.[sic]
Her remains were taken to Madison, and buried from the residence of her father, Mr. John Carr, of Ryker's Ridge, on Saturday, Dec. 29th, at 10 o'clock a.m. Funeral servises [sic] were conducted by Rev. Robert Stevenson. The deceased was in the 41st year of her age. Findagrave Link
VERNON BANNER - FEBRUARY 13, 1878
DIED.-Near Butlerville, Sunday evening, February 3rd. Mrs. Lizzie Carney
, wife of T. B. Carney, in the 26th year of her age. Funeral discourse by Eld. W. Y. Monroe, on Tuesday the 5th. Findagrave Link
VERNON BANNER - SEPTEMBER 25, 1879
John A. Hilton
died at the residence of his brother-in-law, Dr. J. F. Mitchel, Vernon, Ind., September 11th, 1879. Aged 28 years, 2 months and 19 days.
Funeral service at the house, conducted by Rev. J.C. Burt; after which the remains of our deceased brother was borne to Ebenezer Cemetery by the members of Mt. Ida Lodge No. 73, I.O.O.F., and there interred in the presence of weeping relatives and many sympathizing friends.
NORTH VERNON SUN - APRIL 19, 1928
ENGINEER DIES SUDDENLY
, aged 55, B. & O. engineer on No. 95, west bound train died suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday morning. He had just blown the whistle for Oakdale when the death occurred.
The fireman C. H. Carral and brake man, T. T. Lucas brought the train to North Vernon.
The body was taken to his home in Seymour. He leaves a wife and one son.
OLIVER MORTON KELLAR
Oliver Morton Kellar, aged 63 died at his home at Brewersville Wednesday night. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. The burial will be in the Kellar cemetery.
Arrangements have not been made for the funeral at this time and for any information desired, call Mr. Geo. Jordan. Findagrave link
The remains of Mr. Morin Summerfield were brought here from Ludlow Ky., Wednesday and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilder Young on Walnut street where funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. V. Rule.
Mr. Summerfield was the son of Erastus Summerfield and was born in the Deer Creek neighborhood 58 years ago and lived in that vicinity until he was twenty-one. He had been an engineer on the Southern Railway system for 33 years. About a week ago he had an infection on the upper lip which resulted in blood poison. He was taken to a hospital in Cincinnati but death
came after a few days suffering.
Burial took place in the Vernon cemetery.
Mr. Summerfield was a member of the Masonic order, Odd Fellows, B. of L. E. and the South Gate business mens club and a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a wife and one son, Logan, three brothers, Sardis Summerfield of Reno, Nev., Ralph of Sacramento, Cal., and E. P. Summerfield of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Welch of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs.
Marion Carson of North Vernon.
Friends from Ludlow, Ky., who accompanied the family were Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wyatt, Mr. and Mrs. William Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lanigan and daughter, Mr. Robt. Rich and daughter, Mr. T. Feirock, Mr. T. Sulivan and Mr. Thos. Rowan road foreman of engines, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wells and sons Marion and Roger of Indianapolis, and H. T. Woerner and E. J. WOerner of
Toledo. Findagrave link
MRS. NANCY J. COX
Mrs. Nancy J. Cox, aged 82, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Bennett in Scipio Saturday was buried Monday.
She was survived by three children, Joe Cox of Indianapolis, Mrs. Anna Metz of North Vernon and Mrs. Bennett of Scipio: eighteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren are living. He husband a veteran of the Civil war died twenty years ago. Mrs. Cox was buried in the Bennett burying ground on the farm of C. D. Bennett.
NORTH VERNON SUN - APRIL 25, 1929
KILLED WHEN CAR LEAVES ROAD AND TURNS OVER
This community was greatly saddened to hear of the accidental death of one of its well known businessmen, Mr. Arthur B. Berkshire
, age 55 years, Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Berkshire who was local superintendent for the Interstate Public Service Co.,and Kenneth Otto, who is also in the employ of this company, left town about noon Saturday to transact some business east of this city, upon returning, a rear tire blew out on the truck in which Mr. Berkshire was driving on the State Highway No. 50 near the Ben Downs residence in the
Oakdale neighborhood. He was driving at a moderate rate of about 30 miles per hour. The car left the road and turned over several times pinning Mr. Berkshire under it. Otto, who escaped with only a broken arm and several broken ribs lifted the car off of Mr. Berkshire and sent him into town. A doctor was summoned but death followed over an hour later. It was found that he suffered
internal injuries and several cuts about his face and body.
He is survived by the widow and five children, Jeanette of this city, Shafer of CHicago, Carrol, Arthur B. Jr., and Donald of this city, and two uncles Hugh Berkshire of Springfield, Ill., and Harry Berkshire of Indianapolis.
Funeral services were held at the home on South State street Tuesday afternoon at 2 P.M. conducted by the Rev. L.V. Rule and burial in Hill Crest cemetery. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON SUN - MAY 2, 1929
MRS. JULIA HOOD
Mrs. Julia Hood, (colored) age 85 years, died suddenly at her home here Friday, April 26th.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Second M.E. church conducted by the Rev. Mohrer pastor of that church. Interment in the Hill Crest cemetery.
A sister Mrs. Spencer Easton, survives.
ZEBULON D. TANNER
Zebulon D. Tanner, an aged and highly respected citizen of Scipio, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George W.B. McConnell Tuesday at 1 p.m., aged 81 years.
Mr. Tanner was born and raised near Aurora and was one of 11 children with only one brother living, John Tanner of Cincinnati.
In early life he married Miss Margaret Bland who preceeded him in death nearly two years ago. Besides the wife he is preceeded in death by three children. One daughter, Mrs. McConnell survives also one grandaughter, Miss Margaret McConnell.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Scipio Prebyterian minister, Rev. A. L. Miles, from the Presbyterian church of which he was a member on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in cemetery east of Scipio. Findagrave link
WILLIAM P. BURKE
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Jordan's Funeral Parlor at Vernon for William P. Burke, age 73 years, who died at his home in Elizabethtown Saturday night, following a long illness of dropsy. Rev. Rodgers of Vernon conducted the services and interment took place in the Scipio cemetery.
NORTH VERNON SUN - MAY 9, 1929
MRS. MARY ELIZABETH ENNIS
The body of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ennis, widow of the late captain (David)
Ennis, formerly of this city, was shipped here for burial Wednesday from her home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Ennis was 82 years of age, and for the past sixteen months has been suffering from serious attacks of rheumatism, until Sunday when she quietly passed away at her home.
She is survived by one brother, T.W. Russell of St. Petersburg, Fla., and a nephew Curtis Rusell of this city.
Interment took place Wednesday morning in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave link
The body of Bernard Pryor, age 60 years, was brought to this city for burial Thursday morning from Philadelphia.
Mr. Pryor had been making his home with his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Terrill on West O. & M. avenue this city. Mrs. pryor preceeded him in death only a few months ago. He died in a hospital in Philadelphia Sunday where he had been receiving medical treatment.
Besides his daughter who resides in this city, he is survived by two sons, Thomas and James, both of Philadelphia.
Funeral services were conducted in Philadelphia and the remains were shipped here for burial in the St. Mary's cemetery Thursday.
O. F. PHILLIPS
Funeral services were held Sunday for O.(Orlando)
Phillips age 72 years who died at his home in Butlerville Friday morning following a severe attack of pneumonia and a complication of diseases.
When a small boy, Mr. Phillips lived in this city and from the age of 17 years, had been a devout member of the Baptist church. He was also a memberof the Odd Fellows at Butlerville.
Besides the widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Arie Condon of Muncie, one son, Herbert Phillips who is a school teacher at Butlerville, a sister Mrs. Ella Deputy of Indianapolis and two brothers William Phillips of this city, and Charles Phillips, who is a minister at Liberty Mo.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Baptist church in Butlerville conducted by the Rev. Swarthout and interment in the Butlerville cemetery.
MRS. ESTHER WHEATON
Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Esther Ann Wheaton, age 87 years, who passed away Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Cone of this city with whom she made her home for the past ten years.
Mrs. Wheaton has been in ill health for the past ten years, when she lost her eye sight, making her almost an invalid. Several years ago she fell and broke her hip, from which time she had been a total invalid.
Mrs. Wheaton had devoted her entire life to religious work in the Methodist church. She was a member of the order of Eastern Star lodge.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J.D. Cone and Mrs. Blanche Gautier of this city, and Mrs. Nina Verbarg of Elkhart, and seven grandchildren, and five great grand children.
Services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Cone on Jennings street Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. A. L. Meredith, pastor of the First M.E. church of this city. Interment in the Hill Crest cemetery. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - SEPTEMBER 6, 1877
KILLED-Wm. L. Rodgers
, on last Monday morning, about nine o'clock. He was hauling a load of boards, and in going down a small hill his horses started in a run, as he was riding on the forward end of the wagon, he feet hanging over the front gate, he slipped over and fell as it is supposed,
between the doubletree and front wheel, which passed over him and breaking his neck, killing him almost instantly. His brother Davis was on horseback behind the wagon but was unable to render any assistance whatever. Mr. Rodgers was about thirty years of age; he leaves a wife, two children, father and mother, several
brothers and sisters, and a great many other relatives and friends to mourn his sudden death. He had been a resident of this vicinity for about nine years, and we think we can safely say that there were not any knew him but to respect him, as he led a most quiet and also Christian life as far as we are capable of judging.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at this place, Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 1877 at 3 ½ o'clock, p.m., conducted by Rev. S. J. Brownson, assisted by Rev. J. Q. McKeehan. The funeral services were attended by a very large concourse of relatives and friends. The bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy
of the entire community in their sad affliction. T.C. Clapp
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - AUGUST 28, 1879
DEVORE - At her residence in this city, Saturday, Aug. 23d, 1879, Mrs. N. A. Devore
SMITH - On Friday, August, 22d, 1879, at the Pabody residence in Vernon, Mrs. Amelia P. Smith
, wife of Jos. B. Smith, of Queensville. Funeral services were conducted by Revs, Brazelton and McKeehan, (John Q. McKeehan)
and the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery on Monday,
Her life was meekness,
And her gentle face
The same sweet grace;
And fruits of kindness
Fell from her hands
Free as God's bounty
In sunny lands,
And through deep shadows
She counted the years
Then, worn and weary
She sank at last
In the dreamless slumber
Of perfect rest,
Sleep on in that peace,-
May they waking be
With the full chorus
Of Heaven's harmony Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - NOVEMBER 11, 1880
Died, - McKeehan, at the residence of his mother, on Sat. evening, Nov. 6, 1880, Mr. George McKeehan
, aged 38 years. Only a few days ago George was with us, but the one vacant chair tells the sad story. "he has gone to the silent land." And we can only think of and admire his many manly characteristics, among which were
his love for Sunday school and prayer meeting, his uprightness and honesty in all his dealing, and his untiring devotion to his aged mother. The choir will miss his voice in singing; Mr. Bains's class will miss him in Sunday school, and we will all feel that we have lost a loving son, an affectionate brother and a dear friend.
The remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery. J. and C.Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - MARCH 23, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Jayne
, widow of Joshua S. Jayne, died at noon on Thursday, March 16, 1916, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Wiggam. The funeral was held at the residence on Sunday, at one o'clock, Dr. A. M. Irvine, of the Presbyterian Church, having charge of the service.
Elizabeth Ann McKeehan was born in Jennings County near the Graham Church, on April 1st, 1833. She was the fourth child of George and Elizabeth McKeehan. Her early childhood was spent at Graham, and her girlhood at Queensville. She was married at Queensville on February 20th, 1854, to Joshua Smith
Jayne. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom are now living. The second child, a daughter, Mary Eva, died in infancy. The early married life of Mr. and Mrs. Jayne was spent at North Vernon, then a small village. They later lived at Queensville and Scipio, returning to North Vernon for permanent residence in
Mrs. Jayne was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church. In childhood she received the careful training of a devout father and mother, in the days marked by a somewhat austere religious life. Her membership was in the Scipio church until she removed to North Vernon, when she at once became identified
with the church here. While not an active worker in recent years, the welfare of the church was always near her heart.
The surviving children are Mrs. Cora McDowell, Columbus; Ezra M. Jayne, Lebanon; Alvin L. Jayne, Indianapolis; Mrs. Elizabeth Wiggam, North Vernon; Nannie W. Jayne, Bluffton, Ind.; Leland Jayne, Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Bertha Morgan, Knightstown, and Mrs. Ethel Cooper, North Vernon. There are fourteen living
grand-children. A brother, James McKeehan, and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Moore, Mrs. Alice Barnum and Margaret McKeehan, survive.
Since the death of her husband in 1910, Mrs. Jayne, has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wiggam, in this place. While enfeebled by advancing years, failing health and the partial loss of eyesight and hearing, this (little) mother, whose early years had been so busy and full of care, sat patiently
waiting, always concerned for her loved ones, and interested in the life about her. While of a most retiring disposition, she took keen interest in public affairs, following the events of the world even after confined to her bed ten days ago.
While serious-minded, Mrs. Jayne was characterized by a youthfulness of spirit, and great simplicity of nature. In this very simplicity lay her strength; one who, as a child spent much time in the home, the playmate of her children, says of her, "She seemed always to bring out the best in us by expecting
much. We unconsciously lived up to her high standards. Her mother heart was large enough not only for her own, but admitted all who came within the home circle."
While retiring and unassuming she maintained an unfailing dignity throughout all her experiences. This, combined with unusual gentleness and sweetness, produced in her the highest type of womanhood. Her life was one of service, and the end of that life is peace.
Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. And Mrs. R. C. Morgan and children, and Mrs. Reba Morgan, of Knightstown, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jayne, Indianapolis; Mr. E. M. Jayne, Lebanon, Mr. L. E. Jayne, Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Cora McDowell, Miss Mabel McDowell and Mr. Roy McDowell, Columbus; Mr.
and Mrs. Edward D. Springer, Elizabethtown; Mr. James McKeehan, Edinburg, and Mrs. A. E. Wiggam, Vernon. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - AUGUST 8, 1917
Silas W. Harding
, age 76, died suddenly at his place of business in Indianapolis, last week and his remains were brought here for burial in the Hayden Cemetery. Rev. Carnes, of Seymour, officiating. Mr. Harding was a former resident of this community until fourteen years ago. Many relatives and friends
attended his funeral among them his immediate survivors. Miss Estella Harding, and Mrs. Sadie Heaton, of Indianapolis, his daughters, and a son William of Greenfield. Mr. Harding was a veteran in the Civil War, and for many years an active member of the Hayden Baptist Church. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - MAY 30, 1912
Perkins - James N. Perkins
, proprietor of the Perkins' Shoe Store, on Walnut street and one of the oldest business men in this city died suddenly at his home on State street, at about two o'clock, Sunday morning. His death was a shock to the community as well as to his family, as he was at his place of
business all day Saturday and until about 10:30 Saturday night. About two o'clock Sunday morning his wife awakened and noticed that he was breathing strangely. She endeavored to arouse him but failed and immediately arose and awakened the family. A physician was sent for but all was over when he arrived as the beloved husband and
father had breathed his last and died without a struggle almost before his family had reached his bedside. Mr. Perkins' age was seventy-two years and seven months. He was born in Jefferson County, near Madison. He was in business in Ripley County and was married while there to Minerva McDowell. For the past twenty years he has been
in business in this city. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church, of this city, and was known among all his friends and business associates, as an honest and upright citizen. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the I.O.O.F., of Butlerville, having recently received a medal for twenty-five years membership in the latter.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Kendrick and Miss Ida Perkins, of this city and one brother, D.S. Perkins, of Butlerville. Funeral services took place at the residence, Tuesday morning at 10:30 and were conducted by Rev. F. M. Huckleberry, of Seymour, and Rev. S. L. Essick, of the Baptist Church, this city.
The remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery. Findagrave Link
Harms - Harry Harms
, a life-time resident of this place, died at his home just south-23st of this city, at about half past four o'clock, Saturday afternoon. Mr. Harms was about sixty years of age and was unmarried. He had been ill since last November, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis while fixing some traps
in the woods near his home and lay for several hours in the cold before being discovered. At no time since has he been able to walk even around his home, without assistance, and about a week ago he became worse again and grew gradually weaker until his death. Mr. Harms was a brick mason was born and raised and spent his entire life in this
city and had been the owner of the brick-yards near his home for the past twenty-three years. His sister, Mrs. Mary McKibbons and her two daughters, Misses Laura and Hazel, made their home with him and kept house for him, but during the time of his illness last fall his sister succumbed to an attack of heart failure and since then his two
nieces have remained in his home and taken care of him. He is survived by one brother, Charles Harms and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Teepe and Mrs. Eva Day, all of whom reside in this city. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. P.O. Duncan, of Lafayette, and the remains were interred in the
City Cemetery. The deceased was a member of the local Order of Red Men. Findagrave link
, aged 85 years, died at his home in Geneva Township, Friday, May 24th. Funeral took place at the residence at three o'clock, Sunday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Cave Spring Cemetery. Findagrave link
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - August 12, 1891
DIED-On Saturday, August 8th, at her home east of here, Mrs. Peter Vancleave
. Funeral services will be conducted to-day at her late residence at 1 o'clock, after which the body will be taken to Vawter's grave yard for interment. Findagrave link
John S. Justis
was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, April 13th, 1834, but most of his life was spent near Hayden, where he died August 3d, 1891. He leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Campbell at the family residence, opening with singing and prayer, followed by a
discourse. His remains were followed to Six Mile cemetery by a large concourse of friends, who came to testify by their presence their respect and esteem for the departed. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - OCTOBER 20, 1881
GLENDENNING-On Sunday, Oct. 23d, 1881, at the residence of his son at Deputy, of a fever lately prevalent in that vicinity, Mr. Joseph Glendenning
, known as an old citizen of that section.
DIXON-At his residence in Paris, on Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 1881, of fever, Mr. Ellison Dixon
an aged and respected citizen, and well known all over the county.Findagrave link
FITZGIBBONS-On Monday Oct. 24th, 1881, at his residence near this city, Thomas Fitzgibbons
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NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - DECEMBER 29, 1904
Benjamin D. Amaden (Amsden)
was born in Sandusky, Ohio, September 20, 1823, died December 10, 1904, aged 81 years, 2 months and 20 days. He was united in marriage to Alice Reynolds, November 22, 1868. Four children were born to this union, three of whom survive. He was united in marriage to
Melissa Jane Johnson and two children were born to this union. He leaves five children, one brother, one sister and many friends to mourn his departure. For several years he lived with his son Frank, near Butlerville. He was admitted to the Soldiers' Home at Marion, August 22, 1901. He served as a soldier with (against)
during the Morgan raid, in CO. D. 9th Ind. Legion, and for many years bought horses for the government. He joined the Masonic Lodge at Vernon in 1858 and was Master Mason until he dropped out of that order. He was well liked by all who knew him, and was a kind and loving father. A Friend.Findagrave link
Mrs. Mary A. Bundy
died at her home in this city last Friday after several weeks illness. She was the mother of Jerry Bundy and Miss May Bundy, who teaches in the public school. Her obituary will be found elsewhere in this issue.
Mary A. Perry
was born in Johnson county Indiana, November 28, 1831. Removing with her parents to Dupont in infancy, her childhood and girlhood days were spent in that place except while attending Mrs. McKee's boarding school at Franklin, and later while spending the time necessary for completing the course of study in
Vernon as a pupil in the Vernon Academy of which the late Prof. A.G. Dunning was the scholarly and thoroughly endowed principal. After teaching ten years Miss Perry was married to Judge Jeremiah Bundy (a young lawyer of Vernon) in the year 1858; here their six children were born, and here-twenty eight years ago, the first great bereavement
came to Mrs. Bundy in the death of her husband. Of the six children four survive. Coming into the community a fair young bride, Mrs. Bundy endeared to a circle of chosen friends; not to society at large, but to the inner circle of home, children and the church of her choice, was her allegiance most generously given. Uniting with the M.E.
church at Dupont in early girlhood, he whole life bore testimony to the sincerity of her professing. Retiring, gentle and unassuming, her religion was expressed less in words than in the language of her daily life. Among her many lovely traits of character, her unfaltering faith, her rare patience under trials as shown in long years of
suffering are perhaps the most prominent. For the last few years Mrs. Bundy and her family have resided in North Vernon. During most of that time she has been a great sufferer. Last Friday evening her gentle spirit took its flight to the many mansions in the Father's house. But she is not dead for "he that believeth in Me (said Christ)
shall never die." M.A.L. Findagrave Link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - APRIL 6, 1911
MORGAN-W.(William) L. Morgan
, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Queensville and Scipio, died at the home of his son, Clarence, at Columbus, Ind., Monday, March 13th, after a short illness of pneumonia. He was a veteran of the civil war and his age was 71 years, 10 months and 27 days. He leaves three sons,
three daughters,one brother and one sister and also a host of friends to mourn their loss. His remains were brought to Queensville and interred in the Queensville cemetery March 15th. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - JUNE 22, 1911
WELLS-The remains of Charles Wells
were brought here from Alex, Okla., and interred in the Vernon Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Wells is the father of Mrs. Harry Euler, of this city and about a week ago she received word of his illness. As Mr. Wells was too ill to be sent here alone, Mr. Euler went immediately to Alex,
to bring the patient to this city, but upon arrival found that death had preceded him. Mr. Wells was a former resident of this county but has been in Oklahoma for a number of years, living for the last twenty years in the neighborhood in which he died. For the last four years he has made his home on a ranch owned by D.P. Chitwood, where he was
treated as one of the family. For a number of years he was extra gang foreman and had charge of a construction train on what was then known as the O. & M. Branch, later he had charge of a section at Jeffersonville. Besides his daughter, he is survived by two sisters, Hannah Wells, west of town, and Mrs. Jane Loftus, of Vernon. The funeral services
took place at the H.P. Euler residence Tuesday afternoon.
, aged about twenty-five years, daughter of Thomas Noon and wife, died at the hospital in Madison Tuesday. The remains were brought here and taken to the home of her parents north of town. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Church Thursday morning and the remains were interred in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Findagrave link
VERNON BANNER - WEDNESDAY-APRIL 27, 1887
Mother Sarah Hinchman
died at the home of her son Dalton, at this place April 20th, 1887, aged nearly 79 years. Mother Hinchman's illness was brief, and she only survived her husband four months and eighteen days. She lived a correct christian life and was greatly beloved by those who knew her best. She leaves five sons and one
daughter. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Friday and she was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the cemetery at this place. Findagrave link
The wife of Mr. John Darringer
died last Thursday at her home in Center township and was buried in the Vernon cemetery on Saturday morning.
Dr. John Spencer, died at his home in San Jacinto, on last Sunday, after an illness of several month's duration. Findagrave link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - May 2, 1894
Malinda K. Grinstead
, nee Cathey, was born near Nebraska, Ind., March 16th, 1837, and died at her home near that place April 26, 1894, aged 67 years, 1 month and 10 days.
She was the daughter of Silas and Nancy Cathey. In 1855 she was united with R. F. Grinstead in the holy bonds of wedlock, and he survives to mourn her loss. To them were born five sons and one daughter. Three of the sons survive her and will most keenly feel the loss of her presence and counsel.
In 1868 she united with the Otter Creek Baptist church, and has ever since been a member. Her last illness was of short duration, and she suffered much, but bore her suffering with Christian courage and fortitude. She repeatedly said during her last illness that she was ready and willing to go and be with her Savior. She was a loving and
indulgent mother, a devoted and affectionate wife, and a courteous and friendly neighbor, thinking nothing too much to do for the sick and poor, to relieve their sufferings or their wants. One of Earth's noblest women has passed away , mourned not only by her immediate relatives and friends but by a vast number of acquaintances. Her funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Waters, of Hopewell, at Otter Creek church, in the presence of a large and sympathizing audience, and her remains were interred in cemetery near by. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON REPUBLICAN - MARCH 6, 1913
Mrs. Maggie Mantle
, aged 75 died on Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Stewart. Her last illness was of short duration, tho' she had been near death's door several times within the last year or so. She had been walking out and visited of neighbors but a few days prior to her passing away. She was the widow of Joe
Mantle, and worked hard to support her orpaned family. Most of her life has been spent in this community, where only words of praise are heard of her devotion to her children and her brave struggle to care for them. She was the mother of six children, two being deceased. Two Mrs. Stewart and Joe Mantle, were present at the funeral. Two sons, Mike and Thomas, who
are miners in the government employ could not be located. The funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Chapel at Nebraska by the pastor of the St. Dennis Catholic Church, Tuesday morning.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - DECEMBER 23, 1915
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Scott, was born January 13, 1827 and died December 13, 1915, aged 88 years and 11 months. She was united in marriage to Phineas Butler on February 24, 1848. To this union were born 8 children, Caldonia, Arabasis (who died in infancy) Sobiski, Alferretta, Oliva, Milton, Olive and Charles. Three daughters,
Mrs. Olive Hoard, Mrs. Alferretta Hoard and Mrs. Oliva McClellan preceded their mother to the Better Land. In the dark days of the Civil War, her husband responded to the call of his country and on June 27, 1862, yeilded up his life for his country in the Seven Days' Battle before Richmond, Va., and he lies buried in the trenches near there. Then left without a husband's
protection and aid, she bravely took up the task of providing and raising up her seven little children. Sturdily she worked in the fields, night after night she spun and wove at her loom in the old fashioned way; daily she struggled on, and aided by Him, who heareth the call of the widow and orphans, she brought her children to manhood and womanhood. Early in her girlhood,
she united with the Baptist Church and all through life held to her religious ideals, going to the church services whenever it was possible. She united with the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in January 1864, and her membership in this church extended over a period of fifty years and ended only with her death. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, one daughter,
thirty-three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; also one brother Robert Scott, of Webberville, Michigan, and one sister Mrs. Nancy Stewart, Crothersville, Ind.; two half sisters in Benton County, Ind., and many other relatives and friends. "Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates."
Coffee Creek Column
Aunt Loisiana Butler
died Monday night at her home in Center neighborhood. Burial in the Coffee Creek Cemetery, Wednesday.Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - AUGIST 19, 1915
McCAULEY-Mrs. Anna McCauley
, aged 54 years, wife of Michael McCauley, died at 8:40 o'clock Tuesday evening August 17th, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been under treatment for several weeks. The remains were brought to this city today and taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. John Brown. Funeral services will be held
Friday morning at nine o'clock, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the remains will be interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased was born in this city and was a resident here until about two years ago, when the family moved to Indianapolis. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Huckleberry, of Louisville, and Miss Katie McCauley of
Indianapolis, and one son, Joe, of Indianapolis. One sister, Mrs. Mary Brown, of this city, and four brothers, Nicholas and Peter, of Indianapolis, and Mike and Will of this city, also survive. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - DECEMBER 19, 1918
Orvel Cecil Clarkson
, son of Mr. Thomas O, and Mrs. Lena W. Clarkson, of Butlerville, Indiana, passed from this life to his Heavenly home on Thursday evening, December 5th, 1918 at the Deaconess Hospital in Indianapolis, after a few days illness of influenza developing into bronchial pneumonia. Cecil as he was known was born in Butlerville December
19th, 1895, being twenty-two years, eleven months and seventeen days old at his death. About three years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Hazel Esther Vawter of Butlerville. They soon moved to Indianapolis and made that their home. To this union was born one daughter Vida Cecil. Mr. Clarkson is survived by his wife, daughter, father, mother, three brothers and two
sisters. He also has two brothers and one sister dead. Cecil was a member of the Masonic Order. Most of the time he had been working at the E. & J. auto tire factory, being employed as a tube maker. But a few weeks before his illness he had been employed at the Beach Grove Railroad shops. We as friends and brothers wish to extend to the bereaved wife and relatives our
heartfelt sympathy. We can not understand why one should be taken from us so early in life who like the blossomed flower has come to full blossom, ready to pour forth a life of fragrance to humanity. But let us trust our Heavenly Father that all will be well and look to Him for strength for every need which he is always ready and glad to give.
Butlerville Department (same paper as above)
Mrs. Hazel Clarkson and daughter Vida Cecil returned to their home at Indianapolis Sunday evening.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - JUNE 9, 1921
DEATH COMES TO MRS. N. J. VANRIPER
Mrs. Nancy J. VanRiper
, aged eighty-three years and five months, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. S. J. Dodd, at Paris Crossing, Tuesday morning, May 31st. The body was taken to her home at Hayden, where funeral service was held, Thursday, conducted by Rev. C. C. Thomas of the Baptist Church of Hayden, of which she was perhaps the oldest member.
Mrs. VanRiper was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1898, and by one son Harry VanRiper who died in 1900. She is survived by four children; Paul VanRiper, of Lebanon, Mrs. S. J. Dodd, of Paris Crossing, Miss Maude VanRiper, of Hayden and George Hammond, a son by a former marriage. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. R. A. Paul, of Surprise, Ind., and
four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - April 25, 1918
THREE MEMBERS OF FAMILY TAKEN IN SIX WEEKS
, of Geneva Township, died last Friday morning, April 19th, 1918 at his home six miles east of this city.
The death of Mr. O'Mara is the third death in the O'Mara family within the past six weeks.
He was born near Thurles County, Tipperary, Ireland, March 4th, 1840 and in 1849 was brought by his father Daniel O'Mara to Dearborn County, Indiana. He remained here until 1857 when he removed to Geneva Farm in Jennings County, where he resided until his death.
The deceased intermarried with Miss Catherine B. Foley, August 22nd, 1871. To this union five children were born. A daughter who died in infancy, Daniel J. O'Mara who died five weeks ago, James P. O'Mara, of Pasadena, California and Thomas F. O'Mara, of Terre Haute, Indiana.
His wife died December 8th, 1844 and on October 30th, 1888 he was married to Miss Mary A. McCaffrey.
Dennis O'Mara was known thoughout the county as one of its substantial citizens and preserved until his death a keen and intelligent interest in current events.
Mrs. Mary A. O'Mara
, died suddenly from heart failure five weeks ago March 9, 1918. She was a native of Spencer Township, Jennings County. She tenderly and faithfully reared the four sons of Dennis O'Mara three of whom mourn her loss. She is also mourned by three sisters, Miss Margaret McCaffrey, Miss Ellen McCaffrey and Mrs. Catherine Schafer of Seymour, Indiana.
Daniel J. O'Mara
, eldest son, of Dennis O'Mara was born May 10th, 1874 and died March 16th, 1918. The shock of his mother's sudden death followed by pneumonia proved fatal to him.
The funerals of all three deceased were held from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church North Vernon, Indiana. That of Mrs. O'Mara on March 13th, of Daniel J. O'Mara on March 19th, and that of Dennis O'Mara on April 22nd, all being buried on the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery. Findagrave link Daniel J. O'Mara Mary (McCaffrey) O'Mara Dennis O'Mara
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - DECEMBER 26, 1912
GIBSON-Eliza Gibson, aged eighty-nine years, died at her home near Oak Grove, Thursday, Dec. 19th. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Church, Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Lodwig. The remains were buried in the Hulse Cemetery.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - MAY 5, 1910
The funeral of David H. Fish
, of Lancaster, was held Sunday at his late residence in Lancaster by his pastor. Rev. A. L. Williams, assisted by Rev. Marshall, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. Hulburt, of Madison, Bro. Fish was a life long member of the Methodist church and an honored member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders. The largest crowd ever seen in Lancaster was there
Sunday, which speaks of the high esteem in which Mr. Fish was held. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. J. B. McConnell, 3 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was laid to rest in Lancaster cemetery. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - NOVEMBER 30, 1876
, of Dearborn county, Ind., died March 20th, 1876, aged 83 years. The deceased was a native of Connecticut, and settled in 1817, on the farm where he died, being the first resident on that ridge. He was a member of the M. E. church over sixty years, and a local preacher for nearly forty years. He was a model of industry and steady habit, and was a stranger
to sickness or disease, until paralyzed in June, 1874. From this he never recovered. He leaves four sons and one daughter, all of whom are, so far, filling honorable positions in life. The oldest T. Olcott, a resident of Jennings county; the second, Dr. William A. Olcott, of Patriot, Ind; the third, Mrs. M. C. Bigney, wife of Dr. P. M. Bigney, Cin. the fourth, Prof. J. M. Olcott, of Indianapolis, and
the youngest, Chas. L. Olcott, a farmer at the old homestead. Findagrave link
DIED-March 22d, 1796, of pneumonia, Mrs. Sarah Grooms
, wife of Nelson Grooms, of this place. And on March 20th, Miss Alice Boyd
, of pneumonia; aged about sixteen years.
NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER - FEBRUARY 11, 1891
Fred C. Hess
was born August 25th, 1860, and died at his home, 4 1/2 miles west of Vernon, January 29th, 1891, aged 30 years, 5 months and 4 days. He united with the Presbyterian church, at Vernon, at the age of 18. Was married to Katie Wetzel, November 27th, 1883. He leaves a wife and two children, father and mother, four brothers, three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn his loss. He was generous and kind and beloved by all who knew him. It can be truly said he was honest, industrious and tried to live a Christian life. Findagrave link
Martha F. Pullen
, daughter of David and M. Pullen, was born near Liberty, Union county, Ind., October 17th 1834. She was married to Jacob S. Vantreese
, Feb. 12th, 1856, and the same year moved to Jennings county, where they lived until death. To this wedded life were born six children, all daughters, and all are living. The husband and father said goodbye to life and loved ones and passed
to the great beyond, March 20th, 1885. Sad as is the lot of lonely widowhood, devoted motherhood rose from under the black mantle of sorrow and took up the battle of life for those that were left here. On the 2nd of March, 1886, she yielded to the obligations of a Christian life, and gave her hand in fellowship with the Christian Union, at Wilson Chapel, according as she understood her duty to her God and her
fellow-man, so she endeavored to live. Disease laid hold upon her with a relentless grasp and from May, 1889, it was evident that her time was measured for its close. Since last September she has been almost constantly confined to her room. During her latter sickness when she was questioned by her former minister as to the doubtfulness of her recovery, she replied: "I am not afraid to die, I am trusting all in
the hands of the Lord, and whatever He thinks best to do, I am ready to submit to. If the end comes I am willing to go." Two weeks ago she began growing worse, suffering intensely; loved ones hovered around, and all that tender care and the yearning watchfulness of loving children could do, was done; but human skill failed and tender watchfulness could only await the end which came on apace. One daughter was
absent, at her home in Kansas, when, on the morning of Jan. 28th, 1891, the life winged its way from this earthly tabernacle to the house not made with hands. This earthly life spanned 56 years, 3 months and 11 days. But she is not dead: "Whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall never die." She is just over yonder-just beyond the door-awaiting your coming dear, children, watching for us who knew her here to
greet us as one we waken up in that bright morning. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy Cometh in the morning. " The funeral which was very large, was preached at Scipio by her former pastor. Rev. D. L. Vandament, of Bainbridge, Ind., from the text: "In his favor is life, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," Psalm 30:5. The body was laid by gentle hands to rest beside the husband,
who slept in the beautiful cemetery at Scipio, there to await the summons of the last trumpet. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - SEPTEMBER 12 1894
Edward G. Hess
was born March 9, 1868, and died August 5, 1894. In the bloom of manhood, with bright prospects and the love and confidence of all who knew him, he was taken to receive the reward of the Christian and follower of the lowly Nazarene. He was one of the best known and most popular young men in this locality, having lived in Vernon township all of his short life. His
easy good nature and pleasant smile endeared him to the hearts of all and to know him was to be his friend. His untiring energy, ability and strength of purpose are well known qualities. In Ed is lost a dutiful son, a loving brother and a dear and kind friend. For more than a year he suffered, but bore his cross with fortitude and resignation. He would sometimes say: "I am young, but if I must go it is all right.
All is for the best." He is gone. It is hard to realize, yet we should be reconciled when we remember that "God takes away the best that they may escape the temptations and troubles of life and come to him pure in spirit to sing praises to His name and glory." W. N. G. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - APRIL 29, 1904
Death, the unwelcome guest, has again entered our neighborhood and taken therefrom another of our people. Many heads are crowned with sorrow and hearts bowed with grief. William Bridges
died Monday at 1:00 a. m. after an illness of more than four months. Burial at the Keith cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was married to Elizabeth Wilson with whom he lived happily until she was
called to that immortal home where parting is no more. To that union were born four sons and two daughters, all of whom are living, except Mrs. Julia Buckles, who died a year ago last winter. Mr. Bridges united with the Methodist church about twelve years ago, and was at one time superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a firm believer in the refining influence of the church and the power of a living God as his
Savior; and made the statement a short time before his death that he was ready to go when his time came, and not afraid to meet his God. This neighborhood has lost by the death of Mr. Bridges one of its best and highest esteemed citizens. He was born August 4, 1832, and at the time of his death April 18, 1904, was 71 years, 8 months and 14 days old. Findagrave link
NORTH VERNON SUN - MARCH 24, 1885
Mr. Charles Gautier
was born in Rausebenberg (Rauschenberg)
, Germany, October 29, 1838, where he lived until he was 16 years of age. At this tender age he was ambitious to be independent and carve out his own fortune, and came to this country with little beside good health and an indomitable will to succeed. He landed in New York, stayed there a few months, and
went to New Orleans, where he learned the bakery and confectionary business and remained until the spring of ?
, when he came to Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked there until the war broke out, when he enlisted in the union army and was assigned to duty in the 39th Ohio Volunteer Regiment where he served the country of his adoption acceptably and faithfully for three years. At the close of the
war he settled for a time in Aurora, and came to this city in 1866, since which time he has been closely identified with the business interests of the city, and has always taken an active interest in everything calculated to build up the city and elevate the morals of the community. He was more than ordinarially geniel, and was respected by all who were lucky enough to form his acquantiance. By close application to
business, and industrious habits, he succeeded in providing for his family, and accumulated a fair share of his worlds goals. Owing to his popularity and reputation as a safe business man, his party friends nominated and elected him as county treasurer last fall, and although he filed his bond and had been qualified as treasurer he had not enjoyed any of the emoluments of the office, as according to the precedent he would
not have entered upon his duties 'til Aug. He was taken sick with pneumonia about a week before his death. At first no apprehensions were entertained of a fatal result, but on Monday night, March 16th Inds. his disease assumed a typhoid type, both lungs became solidified and he had a hard struggle for his life. His family then sent for Dr. Hillgoss, his brother in law, who came immediately, and in conjunction with Dr. Light,
was by his bedside nearly constantly, doing everything in their power to alleviate his suffering and give him relief in vain. After the parodixisms of Monday night, one lung began to open up by absorbtion, and hopes were entertained that he would recover all day Tuesday, and Tuesday night, but he was taken much worse on wednesday morning and it was apparant that the end was near. He was unconcious nearly all of Wednesday and
expired that evening at about 10 p.m. He was a Mason, Odd Fellow and a member of the Grand Army of the Repubblic, all of which orders followed his remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery, Friday afternoon. He leaves a widow and five children, two girls and three boys to grieve because they have lost an effectionate father and their best friend. Chas. Gautier's hearty friendliness and cheerful companionship
will be sadly missed in this community for a long time to come and no one can fill his place.
We desire to make known our most grateful acknowledgements to the many and kindest of friends for their constant attention to, and loving care for our oved one during his last illness.
MRS. GAUTIER AND FAMILY
Suicide of Jacob Van Treese
Mr. Jacob Van Treese one of our wealthiest farmers, living about three miles from Scipio, committed suicide Friday morning, by hanging himself. He owned about three hundred acres of land and had lately bought another farm for $6,000 paying $4,000 down and had agreed to pay the balance of $2,000 in three months. He had always been a man who dreaded debt, and it is said was never in debt for so large an
amount before. The fear that he could not have the amount ready when due, has worried him for some time and he brooded over it and became down hearted. He could have readily commanded ten times the amount, but his repugnance to being in debt must have made him lose his mind, as ever since the transaction he had been a changed man.
He arose as early as four o'clock Friday morning, not having been able to sleep since midnight, and went out, he said to feed the cattle. When he did not return to breakfast, a search was instituted by his family for him, and his body was found in the barn hanging by the neck. He had taken a halter strap, tied it, around his neck, and then to a rafter as he stood upon a feed trough. When found, his neck
was broken, by jumping from the feed box. He leaves a wife and several children, who are well provided for. The coroner held an inquest and returned a verdict of suicide, the result of aberation of mind. Findagrave link
FRANKLIN DEMOCRAT - MARCH 31, 1899, page 2, column 4
CRIST, Mary J.
Date of birth: 9 Apr 1822
Date of death: 24 Mar 1899 - Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana
Mrs. Mary J. Crist, mother of Mrs. Henry Carney of this city, died Friday at her home in Vernon and was buried Sunday afternoon.
[Submitted by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry to Johnson County INGenWeb - thank you Lois Johnson] Findagrave link
Same person as above- Mrs. Mary J. Crist
, of Grayford 76 years old and for 53 years a resident of this county, died on Friday, of Pneumonia and after funeral services conducted by Rev. Grimes, on Saturday, her remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.
North Vernon Plain Dealer - February 13, 1879
Mr. Allen Butler
, a hard working colored man of this city, has been unfortunate again in the death of his 12 year old son. This is the third child he has lost by the scarlet fever during the past three or four months. The expense of the sickness and burial has been great on Mr. Butler, and though he will do all kinds of work he finds it hard to get along. He has had a little assistance from the citizens for which he is very thankful.
Brownstown Banner - Janruary 24, 1912
SHIELDS - Dr. James S. Shields
, one of Seymour's most highly respected citizens, died at his home in that city of infirmities of old age, Wednesday night January 17, 1812, aged 78 years. He was born at Vernon, Jennings county, in 1834. Deceased formerly practiced his profession at Cortland and Medora and retired from active work a number of years ago. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons. Dr. Jas. M. Shields, of Seymour;
W. T. Shields, of Oklahoma, and C. B. Shields, of St. Louis. Findagrave Link
LOCKWOOD-Mrs. Ann Mariah Lockwood
, of Hayden, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Warren Foster, with whom she was spending the winter, at Reddington, of pneumonia, aged 72 years. Besides her daughter she leaves one son, Theodore Lockwood, of Hayden.
North Vernon Plain Dealer - February 15, 1912
, aged 63 years, died at his home on South State Street, this city, Sunday morning, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. L. Essick, at the Baptist Church, at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the City Cemetery. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, John, Harry and Wilfred; and two daughters. Miss Kate Kinney and Mrs. Joe Collins, all of whom reside in this city. Findagrave Link
MILES-Mrs Sarah Miles
, aged 75 years, died at her home near St Ann, Monday, and was buried in the Summerfield Cemetery, Wednesday morning The deceased is the mother of Gus Miles, of this city. Findagrave Link
, the six year old daughter of Charles Miller and wife, died at the home of her parents on South State Street. Friday, February 9th, of Scarletina. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery, Sunday afternoon. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - November 25, 1891
At her home in Vernon, on Friday morning, November 20th, 1891, Mrs. Manlove Butler
passed peacefully into rest. For many years she has been a resident of Vernon, loved and respected by a large circle of friends and relatives. She was an exemplary lady, possessed of many true virtues of heart and mind, and her influence for good was exercised in no small measure. She lived for a purpose and that purpose was
manifested in her many acts of kindness. She had been sorely afflicted for a long time, therefore her demise was no unexpected event. Funeral services were conducted at the residence of her son-in-law, Ben 0. Baker, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Jas. Gilchrist officiating, assisted by Rev. Mavity, of the Christian church. Sallie Butler, the deceased, was born in Trimble county, Ky., on the 2d day of September, 1809, and died on the
20th of November, 1891, her age, therefore, being 82 years, 2 months and 18 days. Her parents were Darby and Sailie McGannon who, with their children, eleven in number, moved from Kentucky to this county in 1820 and settled in what is now known as the Freedom neighborhood. In that locality her parents died at an advanced age. On the 11th day of March, 1830, the subject of this sketch was married to Manlove Butler. To them ten
children have been born, seven of whom are living. After her marriage she united with the Christian church at Vernon, of which her husband was already a member. It may be said that, although they were not the very first to take part in the organization of that church, they may properly be classed with its pioneer members in Indiana. To that church both have ever since faithfully adhered. Mrs. Butler has always enjoyed the highest
esteem of all who knew her. Perhaps her most marked and distinguishing trait, which could not be overlooked by her acquaintances, was her gentleness, mildness, and yet firmness of manner. It was eminently characteristic of her to display no irritation or excitement. She possessed and exercised wonderful control over herself and family. The extraordinary calmness which she exhibited in her long and painful illness, and the fortitude
with which she met death, attested to the last the qualities of character described, and made manifest her faith and hope as to the life eternal hereafter.
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - July 29, 1891
Chase County (Imperial, Neb.) Enterprise:
Emma L. Appling
, daughter of Frederick and Cazena Appling, was born in Ohio, October 21st, 1858, and was the oldest of a family of six children. She removed to Butlerville, Ind., with her parents when 16 years of age. Was married to Henry P. Hole, October 6th, 1880, and moved to Nebraska in 1884, and for the past four years has resided near Imperial. For the past two years she has been a sufferer from heart
trouble, of which death relieved her June 18th, 1891. She leaves her husband and four children to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Martin at the family residence, opening with singing, "Thy Will be Done," after which the 90th Psalm was read, followed by a discourse. Her remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of friends who came to testify by their presence their respect and esteem
for the departed.
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - July 25,1905
Regina Friz McAllister
was born on December 31st, 1875, and died on July 19, 1905, of tuberculosis. She was the youngest of five children. Mrs. Mcallister was a woman of sterling qualities, and had a great number of friends.
Deceased was a member of Sacred Heart church Indianapolis, and also a number of church societies.
Until her marriage she was a member of St. Mary's parish, this city, where since her school days she was a member of the church choir. She was also an earnest worker in the St. Rose society and one of the first officers of Ladies' Auxilary No. 6, Y.M.I.
Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mrs. Anna Kipper, Peter Frisz, Joe Frisz and wife and Mrs. Kate Dommerhausen, of Terre Haute; Mrs. Maggie Richard, John Hornberger, Grace and Theresa McAllister and Mrs. Maggie Gottwalles, of Indianapolis; John Frisz of Vincennes.
Card of Thanks
I desire to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the sickness and death of my beloved wife. Vincent McAllister
Frank M. Dudley
, aged 63 years, died at his home in this city last Sunday afternoon of heart trouble. The funeral took place Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Bringle. Interment at Otter Creek, near Nebraska. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - October 18,1899
Elizabeth Young Manliff
was born Oct. 23, 1866, in Franklin county, Indiana, and died near Scipio, Ind., Oct. 9, 1899. She spent her girlhood days in Franklin county and was married to Davis Manliff March 16, 1887. They came to our community eleven years ago where they have since resided, ten of the years in Scipio and the remainder on Mrs. Martha Amick's farm, near Scipio, where she bid us farwell. Mrs. Manliff
was a generous, kind woman, always ready to help in every generous work, taking an active part in the church and Y. P. C. E.
She united with the Presbyterian church at Scipio and has been a faithful and active membeer. In her departure the church loses a good member, the husband a loving, kind and industrious wife, the children a fond and devoted mother. She leaves behind her to mourn he loss a husband and three children, two girls and one boy, five sisters and one brother, of whom four sisters were present, the brother being in Mr. Carmel unable
to be present. Her father and mother are living at Brookville, Ind., neigher of whom could be present to see their loving daughter before she was taken home. All who knew Mrs. Manliff sympathize with her husband, her children, her parents, her sisters and brother, in her departure from this, our earthly home, to the one beyond, prepared by Him who doeth all things well and has amply made room for his children. A FRIEND.
Uree Laura Stanley
, daughter of Jefferson and Laura Stanley, (the latter decesed,) was born in Ripley county, Ind., June 20, 1883, died Oct. 9, 1890, aged 16 years, 8 months and 19 days. Her mother having died in her infancy she was left to the care of her grandmother, Rebecca Stanley, with whom she lived until the time of her death. Though deprived of a vigoroous body, by an accidental fall in early childhood,
she had aspirations for improvement of her mind far above many that are blessed with robust health. Notwithstanding the enfeebled state of her body it did not deter her from preparing herself for usefulness in this world the name as those whose every condition is favorable to depvelopment and growth. Her thought was to enter the present term of school and even had her books in readiness when her Heavenly Master came and called her into a school where
Angels will be her instructors.
Uree whas the light of the home-gentle, obedient, kind, cheerful, loving and patient in her affliction, not a murmur or complaint ever falling from her lips. She gave bright evidence, both by her life as well as by her words, that she was ready for her final summons, which came to her so suddenly. Uree will be missed- missed in the home, missed in the Sabbath school, missed in the sanctuary, missed on the play grounds and in
the school room. What is our loss is her eternal gain.
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - October 12,1898
Death of J. W. Cobbs
Review of the Interesting Features in the Life of an Industrious and Successful Man
The death of Jonathan W. Cobbs, whose long-continued serious illness have been several times referred to in this paper, occurred between twelve and one o'clock on Tuesday night of this week. The immediate cause of his death was exhaustion, after long suffering from Bright's disease. Mr. Cobbs was born Feb. 25, 1828, near Salem, Columbiana county, Ohio. He was of Quaker parentage, and was one of a family of nine children of
whom three still survive. His educational advantages in youth were limited to two terms of school in the district school near his birth-place, in all probably not exceeding six months. He remained on the home farm until seventeen years of age, when he apprenticed himself to a wagon-maker in the town of Valley, Ohio, at the munificent salary of six and a quarter cents per day and board. At the end of the first year however, this employer having come
to grief through some illicit operation, the young man started a shop of his own which he ran for several years. It was during this time that the Pennsylvania railroad was being built through Ohio, and much of his work in this line was in making dump-carts for use in the grading of this road. In 1852 he determined to leave for Indiana, which was still considered as a part of the wild west. The largest part of this journey was made by river and overland
by wagon, and was long and attended with considerable hardship. From early boyhood his mind had turned toward mechanics, and many of his idle moments were employed in the construction of water mills, with which he amused himself in the sawing of corn stalks. With such a bent, it was but natural that the oak and poplar forests of his new home should prove a great attraction, and it is not strange that he should have begun the construction and operation of
a saw mill, or that his subsequent activities should have been almost wholly along this line. His destination in the new field and the scene of his future activities in lumber manufacturing in Indiana, was what is now known as the town of Butlerville, in Jennings county. His first saw mill was of the mulay type, with a cut rarely equaling 3,000 feet per day. During his residence of twenty years in that state he built and operated four different saw mills,
all located in Jennings and Jackson counties, and cutting largely oak and poplar. The last three years of his residence there he was engaged in farming, at which he was not successful . In 1872 he determined to dispose of his farm property and remove to northern Michigan. He located here on the shores of Little Clam lake, when there were but five buildings where this city now stands, and very soon after his arrival purchased from John R. Hale the saw mill
property located on the site of the present No. 1 mill of Cobbs & Mitchell. This mill was a single circular saw mill of the crudest pattern, with the capacity of about 25,000 feet per day-when it was able to run at all. Mr. Cobbs owned no timber until the partnership of Cobbs & Mitchell was formed in 1878, but devoted the intervening six years to the sawing of lumber on contract for Geo. A. Mitchell.
Mr. Cobbs has been twice married. On November 26, 1850, he was married to Isabel Emily Blackburn in Columbiana county, Ohio. She lived only about three years, and on March 29, 1855, he was married to Nancy Jane Preble, in Jennings county, Indiana. Mrs. Cobbs and three children, Mrs. Isaac Murphy, Mrs. R. W. Massey, and Frank J. Cobbs, survive the husband and father.
The interment will be in the cemetery here, and the funeral exercises will occur at the family residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, to be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Bradley. Mr. Cobbs was an important factor in the manufacturing development of Cadillac, and deserves to be held in kindly remembrance by the many whom his industry and energy directly and indirectly benefitted. __ Cadillac News and Express, Sept. 29 Findagrave Link
Died, on Saturday night, Oct. 8, 1898, Miss Rovie Elnora Holland
, daughter of Edgar Holland and wife aged 14 yrs. 10 mos. and 15 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chamberlain, of Hanover, in the Presbyterian church. Burial took place in the Scipio cemetery Monday Oct. 10th, at 11 o'clock a.m. Deceased was well beloved by everyone who knew her, as was evidenced by the large audience who witnessed the ceremonies and could
not supress their grief. Findagrave link
, son of Jas. and Mary Poling, was born Sept. 1, 1836, in Allen township, Union county, O., and was raised on his father's farm in same township. He united with the Allen Center Baptist church at the early age of 18 years and was baptized by Elder James Harvey. He remained a faithful member of the church of his choice, serving as deacon for a number of years before leaving Ohio, and also at Freedom and Hayden, Ind. He
was married to Miss Samantha Wheeler on December 27, 1860. To this union was born three children, the youngest having died in infancy, and the other two, Frederick Poling, of Circleville, O., and Mrs. R. R. Ashbaugh, of Sigouney, Iowa, with his wife survive him. He also leaves two brothers and one sister. He lived in his native township in Ohio until 1885, when he moved with his family to Jennings county, Ind., where he continued to make his home until his
death which occurred Sept. 23, 1898, after an illness of two weeks. Funeral at Hayden Baptist church Sunday Sept. 25th, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Burton. Burial in Hayden cemetery. Findagrave Link
Card of Thanks
The undersigned wish to return their sincere thanks to their neighbors and friends for the many kindnesses shown them through the illness and death of their husband and father, and for their thoughtful acts during their bereavement.
Mrs. C. S. Poling.
R. F. Poling.
Mrs. R. F. Ashbaugh.
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - December 6, 1901
was born in Rappahannock county, Virginia, March 10, 1849, and departed from this life Nov. 29, 1901, aged 52 years, 8 months and 19 days. He was the son of Ellot and Ann Holland. His father died when he was quite young. In 1857 his mother, with her family of seven children, moved to Green county, Ohio, and in 1860 she moved to Jennings County, Indiana, where the deceased has since resided. He was married to Jeanette Amick
Feb. 23, 1862. To this union there has been given seven children, three sons and four daughters, all of whom are living, exceppt one daughter who passed on before in October, 1898. After his marriage he lived for a time on the farm now owned by M. L. Clapp; from there he moved to the farm now owned by Walteeer S. Amick and in 1874 he moved to the home where his death occurred. He was kind and conscienctious as a husband and father, faithful as a friend and neighbor,
industrioous and honorable as a citizen, and while he was not a member of any church, was a believer in the Christian religion, and often expressed himsellf as being fully prepared to answer the final summons when it should come, and was only desirous that the call might be deferred long enough that he might once more see his two sons, who were sssojourning in Colorado. The remains were laid to rest in the Scipio cemetery Tuesday, Decembeer 3rd; funeral was preached
by Rev. Todd of Franklin. Findagrave Link
Hattie L. Davis Smithurst
was born at Madison, Ind., June 1, 1861; died at Onarga, Ill., Nov. 1901, aged 40 years, 5 months and 19 days. The deceased went to Illinois in 1881 to live with her sister, Mrs. John Hadley. She was married to Ellis Smithhurst October 25, 1882. Two children were born them, Nannie, who died in infancy, and Donald. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, little son, father, five sisters and four brothers. WHen
quite young she united with the M.E. church, but for the last few years has been a member of the Second Congregational church. She has been a patient sufferer, never complaining, seeming only to think of those to be left behind, especially little Donald. During her last sickness she was heard to say: "I am not afraid to die; blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Funeral services where held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, in the Second Congregational church at Onarga, Ill.,
conducted by Rev. O. T. Dwinell. A large number of friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased.
Plain Dealer and Republican - February 20, 1919
was born at London, England, eighty one years ago. He came to this country in the year 1845 and learned the trade of shoemaker at Cincinnati, Ohio, at which place he was married. He Joined the Union Army In the war between the north and the south and at the end of the war was honorably discharged from the service. He came to Jennings County in the fall of 1878 with his family and has resided here ever since. He was a member of the
G. A. R. Post at this place during its existence and has always been a staunch supporter to the union. He died February I3th at 7 o'clock P. M. at his home about three miles south-east of Butlerville. He leaves a widow and four children together with several grand-children and sister, Mrs. Emma Wilson, who greatly mourn his passing. Services were conducted by the Rev. Harry W. Edwards, at the Butlerville M. E. Church, on Saturday, February 15th. J. W. Silver funeral director. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - July 2, 1914
The sudden death of Mrs. Jacob Gallimore
on Monday evening about 9:30 was a great shock to the community in which most of her life had been spent. She had appeared in her usual health and spent the day assisting her daughter Jessie at the household tasks. She accompanied her daughter to the evening train , the daughter intending t o remain at North Vernon over night and go on Tuesday morning to Greensburg . Mrs. Gallimore then spent the evening
atJoab Murphy's going home about 8 p. m. She retired, but got up about an hour later and complained of illness. Her husband went for the physician, who lives but a block away, and upon returning within a very few minutes, found her sitting in the chair as he had left her, but lifeless. The physician and neighbors who hastened in saw that the efforts to revive her were useless, the symptoms indicating that death was due to apoplexy . She was in her 64th year and is
survived by her more aged husband, two daughters and one son . Miss Jessie was recalled from North Vernon and the other daughter, Mrs. Lulu McCaulou, of Cincinnati, arrived at the grief-stricken home on Tuesday morning. The son, Henry, has not yet, been located, having recently left home to seek employment . The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at the M. E. church, of which congregation she was a member.
Mrs, Isaac Gerber
, died on Thursday, June 18, of neuralgia of the heart, her illness being of short duration and her demise unlooked for. Rev. Nicholson conducted the funeral service at the home on Friday, and the remains were taken to Greenfield , where they were laid to rest on Sunday. Floyd Gerber and wife, Claudia McMannaman and Mrs Silas Moore accompanied the rermains to Greenfield. The deceased was 64 years of age, and had lived several miles
north of here for a number of years. Findagrave link
Vernon Banner - July 22, 1869
On Sunday, the 11th instant, at 4 o'clock P.M. we, together with a large concoarse of the citizens of this place and vicinity, attended the burial of Samuel (M.) Dixon
, at the cemetery south of town.
The burial services were attended to and performed in a very solemn and impressive manner by the Masonic brotherhood, of which he had for many years been a prominent member.
In November. 1967, he was prostrated by a general paralysis of the nervous system, and for weeks little hope was entertained of his recovery. But having naturally a fine constitution he for a time seemed to rally, although attended with occasional back-sets, until during the months of May and June of the present year, his strength and the use of his limbs were so much improved as to give him and friends a hopeful promise of his ultimate restoration to helth.
But all these fond wishes were dashed on Wednesday previous to his death, but the return in its most violent form of the malady with which he had so long been afflicted. All the efforts of his attending physician to pairy the attack proved unavailing and at 10 1/2 o'clock P.M., Saturday, the 10th of July, 1869, his bodily suffering ended and his spirit returned to the Supreme Grand Master of the Universe.
Mr. Dixon was born near Paris, Jennings County, Indiana, October 1st, 1826, - being near 43 years of age at the time of his death. He was Sheriff of Jennings County for 8 years and Provost Marshal during the most of the time of the late war. These positions he filled with honor to himself and giving very general satisfaction to the citizens of the country. He was a man of positive, firm and outspoken traits of character, though socially one of the most genial
and approachable men that ever filled official position in this counry. In the death of Mr. Dixon, his family have sustained an irreparable loss and the county one of its most valued, enterprising and public minded citizens.
He leaves a wife, the early companion of his youth, and five children, who by his death, will now have to meet the stern conflicts and realities of life, unaided by him who watched over and was ever alive to their best interests. May the God of Elijah and the God of the widow protect them, and the meal and cruse of oil be vouochsafed unto them unti they are called hence by Him who presides over that Grand Lodge eternal in the heavens. W. Findagrave link
Death of an Old Resident
, well known to our citizens as Judge Clark, died at the residence of his son, in this place, on Tuesday morning last, at 8 1/2 o'clock. He lived to complete his 81st year, his birth-day occuring on Monday, the day previous to his death.
Mr. Clark was one of the first settlers of this county. He assisted in moving Solon Robinison and family to this place from Jennings county in the fall of 1834, but returned, after leaving directions with Mr. Robinson to preempt a claim for him, who accordingly pre-empted for Mr. Clark the northeast quarter of section eight, and for himself the northwest quarter, upon which they afterward located the town of Crown Point. Mr. Clark returned in February, 1835, and
has since resided here.
His death was not unlooked for, as he had been in very feeble health for the past two yearsw. Mr. Clark was a man of sterling worth, upright and honest in all his dealings, and was ever recognized as one of best men of the county. - Crown Point Register
The citizens of this county who are familiar with the incedents of 35 & 40 years ago, all will remember Esq. Wm. Clark. He then was one of the prominent men and a power that was felt all over Jennings Co. He had no desire for office himself but all who had were very anxious to secure the influence of Esq. Clark. He was one of our best men. Findagrave link
Died - At the residence of Dr. J. Mitchel, in Dupont, Ind., on Friday night last, of consumption, James H. Hilton
of this place. His remains were brought to Vernon and interred in the family burying ground at Ebenezer church on last Sunday afternoon. (We have an issue here, he is listed on Find a Grave as being buried in Vernon Cemetery - no stone pictured. Findagrave link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - January 17, 1902
was born in Butlerville, Ind., August 28th, 1868. Died Dec. 31st, 1902 at King Fisher, Oklahoma, of heart failure. William worked with his father at wagon and carriage repairing and painting till nineteen yearsw old when he commenced railroading on the O. & M. Ry., which business he followed until his death. He was a switchman on the Rock Island Ry., running between Coldwell, Kansas and Chickasha, Indian Territory. He leaves his parents
Mr. and Mrs. John Forsyth, three brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.
Banner Plain Dealer - February 3, 1897
Once more the Angel of Death has entered our home and taken from us our most precious gem-wife and mother.
Mary Steinmetz was born April 5, 1849, and departed this life January 18, 1897, aged 47 years, 9 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Dora Neel, February 14, 1867, with whom she lived happily until the summons "come up higher" called her from this earthly home to that home beyond the skies. Five children came to brighten their always happy home, three girls and two boys, four of whom survive her. One daughter, little Martha Alice, preceded her to the
bright region of bliss at the age of 4 years. When 19 years of age she united with the Hopewell Baptist church of which she remained a faithful member until her death, and when her health permitted her seat in church was never vacant. To her it was a pleasure to minister to the wants of the afflicted and needy. Her home was open to one and all, and she never grew tired of trying to make others happy and comfortable when they were there. She was a noble woman and as true a christian as one
ever meets. Her one desire was to please her Master and to teach her children and friends to follow Him. Her disposition was mild and gentle; ever ready and willing to give a smile and word of encouragement to the fallen. It may well be said "she has done what she could." She leaves a husband, two sons, two daughters, two grandchildren, two sisters, three brotheeers and a host of other relatives and friends who feel that their loss is irreparable. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Smith,
Watters and Aspy on the morning of the 20th, at the Hopewell church, after which the remains were quietly laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery. "In the way of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death."
No more shall grief and bitter tears
Disturb her peaceful breast
After her toil and suffering here
How sweet to be at rest.
F.K. Findagrave Link
SARAH C. BARRIGER
Mrs. Sarah C. Barriger died at her home near Hege, Jennings county, Indiana, January 23, 1897, at 4 o'clock p.m. She was born August 15, 1852, making her age 44 years, 5 months and 8 days. She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Marsh, deceased. She was married to Green H. Barriger January 24, 1878. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survive her, one being called away in its infancy. She was a faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother. Her
sickness lasted just seven days, and during the entire time her sufferings were intense, but she bore it all with patience to the last, when she passed preacefully into Eternity. She leaves a husband, five daughters, one son, two sisters, one brother, two half-brothers and many friends to mourn her departure. She will be sadly missed at home where she was best known.
Faded and gone is our mother;
Many a tear have we shed.
Dark is the home, that she face made bright,
Since our mother is dead.
Mother, thou hast from us gone,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
God has given, God has taken,
He alone our hearts can heal.
E.B. Findagrave Link
Banner Plain Dealer - February 7, 1894
Gorman-At her home near Rush Branch, Thursday, February 1st, 1894, Mrs. Margaret Gorman
, wife of Frank Gorman, aged 59 years, 6 mos. and 20 days.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. Smith at the family residence, Saturday morning, after which the remains were interred in the Hughes cemetery.
North Vernon Plain Dealer - April 22, 1909
died of consumption Monday morning at the home of his brother, John Ward, at Washington. For several years he was employed as cashier and book keeper at the Ironclad and had many friends who will regret very much to learn of his death. The remains were brought here Tuesday evening and taken to the home of his sister Mrs. John Nixon, on Hoosier street. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternon at 2.30 from the Christian church by Bev. Rowlison
after which the remains were laid to rest in the oity oenietery. Findagrave Link
Accidentally Killed While Hunting Ducks
, son of Lawrence Hock, of near St. Ann, this county, was accidently killed one day last week while hunting ducks in Illinois. Because of the better inducements in the way of wages offered farm hands in tnat State, young Hock had gone to Illinois to work during the coming summer, and having a little leisure time at his disposal he sought to lighten the tedium of loafing by taking a duck hunt. In his meanderings he discovered a flock of wild ducks on a nearby pond,
and in order to get near enough to kill them got down on his hands and knees to crawl in order to keep them from seeing him. While pursuing this method of approaching the game, be came to a wire fence, under which he crawled, leaving his gun behind but within reach; after getting through the fence he caught the gun by the muzzle, and in drawing it toward him both barrels were discharged, killing Mr. Hook instantly. The remains were brought to this city Friday evening and conveyed to St. Ann, where they were
interred in the Catholic cemetery Saturday. The young man was about 19 years of age. Findagrave Link
The remains of Mrs. W. F. Anderson, age 44 years, were brought here from Lafayette Saturday evening and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church by Rev. Black; interment in the city cemetery. The deceased was the wife of Prof. F. W. Anderson who has charge of the colored schools at Lafayette, and the daughter of Riley Anderson of this city.
Banner Plain Dealer - May 28, 1914
ROBINSON-Mrs. Harriet Robinson
, aged 76 years, died at the home of her son, George Robinson, at Brewersville, at 2:15 o'clock, Friday afternoon,, May 22nd. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Kellar Cemetery. Findagrave Link
ANDERSON- Riley Anderson
, (colored) aged 80 years, died at his home on Eighth Street , Monday morning. Funeral services were held at the Second M. E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the City Cemetery. Findagrave Link
SWINCHER-John B. Swincher
, aged 58 years,, died at his home at Vernon, at 10:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning, May 27th. Funeral services will be held at the family residence, Friday afternoon, at one o'clock. His wife survives. Findagrave Link
LEONARD - The little sixteen months old son of Nelson Leonard and wife
died at their home in this city. Tuesday, May 19th. Funeral services were held at the Mission Church and the remains were taken to Butlerville for burial.
North Vernon Sun - December 29, 1905
Rebecca J. McCurry (James)
was born in Jennings county, Ind., June 13, 1843. Died at her home near the Zion church Dec. 11th 1905, aged sixty-two years, five months and 28 days. She was married to John M. James in 1866. To them were born three children.
Previous to this union she had been twice married. To each of these marriages was born one child. One of these has preceded her in death.
She united with the Zion Baptist church in Nov. 1877, and lived a consistent Christian life, a faithful member of the church of her choice. She leaves a husband, one son, one daughter, three sisters, three brothers and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
She was a good wife, an affectionate mother, a faithful friend and neighbor one that will be sadly missed by the church and community. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. C. Nicholson at the Zion Baptist church, Dec. 13, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at that place. A. N. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - February 4, 1937
JUDGE FRANK GARDNER
SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS
Judge Frank Gardner, aged 64 years, passed away at his home in Scottsburg, Monday night, after several months serious illness.
He was the son of William and Margaret Gardner of Flnley township, Scott county, both deceased, and was the eldest of six children, James and Charles Gardner, Mrs. Anna Craig, Mrs. Isaac R. Houghland, Mrs. Will Bartle and Mrs. Nettie Ester.
He is survived by the widow, Bertha Warner Gardner, and one daughter, Mrs. Aldine Poland, of Hanover.
Judge Gardner had served twelve years as Auditor and deputy of Scott County, three terms in congress and was serving his second term as Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, including Scott and Jennings Counties.
He was a kindly man, faithful and hones in all his undertakings, and a friend to all he met, both in his professional and social life. He will be greatly missed by this community.
The funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock with burial in the Scottsburg cemetery. Judge Gardner's body will lie in state at the Presbyterian church for a time before the services, so that his friends may view the remains. Masons will have charge of the Funeral. Findagrave Link
WILLIAM J. WELKER
William J. Welker, aged 83 years, died at the hospital at North Madison about eight-fifteen Tuesday morning, after a long serious illness.
Mr. Welker was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 28, 1853, but was brought by his parents to Jennings County when but a small boy.
He was married to Maria L. Wagner and to this union one son was born, Edward J. Welker, of Vernon, who survives.
Mr. Welker was Sheriff of Jennings county from 1888 to 1892 and held other important offices as Mayor and Marshall of Vernon.
The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in Vernon, with burial in the Vernon cemetery. Rev. Merle Kennedy, officiating.
Besides the son, he is survived by two granddaughters, one grandson, six great grandchildren, and one brother, Henry Welker, of Urbana, Ohio.
Plain Dealer & Republican - August 30, 1917
Over The Rhine Column
Death came into the community again Sunday morning last and claimed as his toll Jacob C. Hoffman
, a life long resident of the neighborhood. For several years, Mr. Hoffman had been in rather feeble health but still able to be about and attend to his affairs. Some days ago, however, his heart trouble took a more serious form, heart trouble and other complications ensued and death resulted as stated above. Mr. Hoffman was a son of Henry and Chalott Hoffman
,born about fifty-nine years ago. He was married twice, his first wife, Miss Mary Wetzel, dying about fifteen years ago. To this union were born four children of whom two sons and a daughter, all grown, are living. Two years later he married Miss Lizzie Hess, who survives him. Funeral services were conducted this Tuesday morning and the remains buried in the grave yard at Mr. Zion. In early life Mr. Hoffman united with the German M. E. Church at Tea Creek, but when that organisation
disbanded several years ago he transferred his membership to Mt. Zion and remained a member of that church until his death. Findagrave Link
was born June 19, 1841. She was the eldest of a family of nine children. At an early age she came with her parents, Thomas and Jane Conboy to Jennings County. They settled at the old homestead where the remainder of her life was spent. She endeared herself to her neighbors and friends among who she came to be known as "Aunt Ann". Early in her life she united with the Presbyterian Church at Vernon, but later transferred her membership to the Methodist
Church at Rush Branch. Her religion was practical and expressed itself at the bedside of the sick and in the encouragement to all whose life touched hers. I cannot read the rest and will try and get a better copy.
SUTTON-Mrs. B. F. Sutton
, of near Zenas, died at Christ Hospital, at Indianapolis, where she had gone for treatment, Sunday August 26th. Funeral services were conducted at the Hopewell Church, Wednesday, and the burial took place in Hopewell Cemetery. Her husband, who is one of the prominent men of the county survives. Findagrave Link
BECKLEY-Mrs. Margaret Beckley
(nee Fable), aged 65 years died Wednesday evening, August 16th, at the City Hospital. The body was removed to the residence 521 East Grand Avenue. The funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 P.M. Burial will be made in Fern Cliff Cemetery, - Springfield, Ohio, Exchange. Findagrave Link
, aged 25 years, died at the Methodist Hospital, at Indianapolis, Sunday morning August 26th, after an illness of but a few days. The body was brought to Vernon, Tuesday, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cole, at the Prsbyterian Church. Burial took place in Vernon Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Amy Ochs, of this county, and to whom he had been married but ten months. His parents Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Vance of Lovett, also survive. Findagrave Link
, colored, aged 71 years, died at Indianapolis and the body was brought to this city, Monday and taken to the City Cemetery for burial.
, aged 5 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ashby, who reside about three miles north of this city, died at their home Tuesday, August 28th. Funeral services will be held at the residence at one o'clock this afternoon and the burial will take place in the City Cemetery.
HALEY-The little one-year-old daughter of John Haley and wife
died at their home in the Four Corners neighborhood, Thursday, August 23rd. Funeral services were conducted at St. Jospeh Catholic Church at Four Corners, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. Henry Hunger, and the burial took place in St. Joseph Cemetery. Findagrave Link
Vernon Banner - October 5, 1881
DIED-At the residence of her parents in Vernon, on September 29th, 1881, Miss Lulie Erwood
, aged almost twenty years.
The deceased was a resident of Vernon all her life, and her death leaves a sad vacancy in the wide circle of relatives and friends. She bore her long and painful illness with that dread disease, consumption, with a patience and bravery rarely seen in one so young and so frail. We knew her best as a pupil; and there, her loveliness were ever apparent in her carefully prepared lessons, and her unfailing good humor.
In behalf of the community, we would offer our deepest sympathy to her bereaved parents and friends. But, at the same time, we would try to comfort them by telling them as she did, that their loss is her eternal gain. For in her triumph and death, she left ample proof of her entire acceptance with her Savior, and her readiness and willingness to go "when the Lord of the harvest calls."
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Allen Hill at the Baptist church, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse to the cemetery. Findagrave Link
died at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cox
, in Vernon, Ind., Sept. 15th, 1881, aged seven years eight months and six days. His sojourn with his young companions in Vernon was brief, yet long enough to gather around him many friends in the Academy and Sunday School at which he was a student and prompt attendant. Johnny's bright, intelligent face and manly bearing, attracted, not only his young associates, but inspired those of riper years with hope of a vigorous manhood and
useful life. During his painful illness all that could be done by his physician and the ministrations of a loving father and mother assisted by sympathising friends, was done; but without avail to stay the hand of death. At 12 o'clock M., on the 26th inst., brief religious services by Rev. J. C. Burt were had at the residence, from which Johnny's remains were taken to the Graham BAptist church; and after a funeral sermon by Rev. N. Johnson the little body was buried in the cemetery connected with said church, in the presence of many friends. B.
P.S. Mr. J. H. Cox and wife tender their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends who so kindly watch4ed with them and ministered to their darling boy during his sickness, and attended at his burial. B. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - November 11, 1880
MCKEEHAN-At his residence in Scipio, on Saturday, November the 6thh, 1880, Mr. George McKeehan
Died.-McKeehan, at the residence of his mother, on Sat. evening, Nov. 6, 1880, Mr. George McKeehan, aged 38 years. Only a few days ago George was with us, but the one vacant chair tells the sad story. "He has gone to the silent land." And we can only think of and admire his many manly characteristics, among which were his love for Sunday school and prayer meeting, his uprightness and honesty in all his dealings, and his untiring devotion to his aged mother. The choir will miss his voice in singing; Mr. Bain's class will miss
him in Sunday school, and we will all feel that we have lost a loving son, an affectionate brother and a dear friend. The remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery. J. AND C. Nov. 9th, 1880 Findagrave Link
BAUMAN-On Tuesday night, November 9th, 1880, at the residence of Andrew Bauman, her son, Mrs. Cynthia Bauman
, aged 78 years. Funeral services at Catholic cemetery on Thursday morning, at 9 o'clock.
GROOMS-On Monday, November 1, 1880, at 3 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Mahala Grooms
, at her residence in Butlerville, aged about 84 years.
CHAILLE-On October 18, 1880, at her home near Noble, Illinois, Mrs. Sarah Stribling Chaille
, aged 53 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Mrs. Chaille was married to James N. Chaille, January 20, 1848, and was the mother of eight children, four of whom with their father survive her. Four had crossed over the river before her. She united with the Harbert's creek Baptist Church near Wirt, Jefferson county, Indiana, at the age of 16 years, and one of her highest aims in life seemed to be to live so that she could properly train her children in the ways of truth and righteousness. She had several times expressed herself as ready and willing to die; the only matter
that seemed to bind her to earth was that her two youngest children had not yet come to maturity nor to Christ. No mother ever held a higher place in the hearts of her family than she as mother and wife, and her friends and acquaintances who knew her best loved her most. Though dead she yet lives in our hearts. Her smiles light up the gloom of life, and her words linger in sweet whispers to console and comfort the father and children who are struggling with the battles of life. Brother Chaille and family have the sympathies of their acquaintances in
Jennings and Bartholomew counties where they have been so long and favorably known as a family of the first class. C.G.H. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - July 26, 1917
A sad affair occurred here Friday July 13th, at six o'clock, when the storm was on. Milford Neali
s and Andrew Updike went into Mr. Nealis big barn to turn the horses out as they were afraid the barn would go. They had just got one out when the barn started to fall Updike ran out a door and was struck by timbers and hurled thirty feet, but not hurt much. Milford jumped out an east window and was caught under the heavy timbers and killed almost instantaneously Milford was eighteen years old and had charge of his father's farm,
as both older brothers are married. "He leaves a father, mother, four sisters and two brothers to mourn their loss; also all who knew him. Killed by his side was Daisy his favorite horse. Funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, preached by Rev. Haas. H. H. Dowd had charge of the funeral. Burial at North Vernon. (Hillcrest Cemetery)
North Vernon Plain Dealer - January 8, 1904
died Sunday morning. Burial at the German graveyard today- Tuesday. For a few years Mr. Artz had been ailing and his death was not altogether unexpected.
, or Uncle Riley as he was familiarly known and called by his neighbors and friends, was born near Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana, December 24,1821, and at the time of his death, December 19, 1993, was 81 years, 11 months and 25 days old. ln early life Mr. Elliott united with the Baptist church but in his old age he ceased to be an active member although he remained faithful to his religion and remained a firm believer in the refining influence of the church and the power of a living God as his savior.
At the age of 22 he married Hannah Daily, of Hardinburg, now Hayden, with whom he lived happily until she was called to that immortal home where parting is no more by this union there was horn one child, who survives her father and is the widow of Calvin Wildey. After the death of his first companion he married Henrietta Gould. By reason of this union there were born ten children, four of whom died in infancy and three after they were grown. Mr. Elliott came to North Vernon when it was a small town and from the time he located here to the time
of his death, he took a great interest in the growth and future prosperity of the city. He was elected, after the town was incorporated as a city, a member of the common council from his home ward, the 3d, and no member from that or any other ward in this city was more loyal or zealous than he was in the interest of his ward was before the council. In his public and private life he was universally kind and considerate as well as affable to those who came in contact with him. The city has lost by the death of Mr. Elliott, one of its oldest citizens,
one who was proud of its growth, and who in its early history took an active part in bringing about the conditions that all citizens of the city feel a just pride and in its present prosperous condition and future prospects of permanency. His widow has lost a kind husband and his surviving children a loving indulgent father, and they have the proud satisfaction and consoling
knowledge that while he lived beyond the allotted time of man, that he left to them an inheritance more to be sought after than the precious metals-a good name. Such a monument is more enduring than one erected from stone, brass and mortar, for they will crumble and fade away, but a good name will live on and on and be honored as long as time lasts. Findagrave Link
Robert W. Branham
was born in Bartholomew county, Ind., January 11, 1823, died at his home near Zion church, in Jennings county, Dec. 11, 1903, aged 80 years and 11 months. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Spencer, Aug. 6, 1846. To this union were born nine children. Two sons and three daughters survive him, four boys haying died in early youth. His wife preceded him to that better land three years ago. He united with the Baptist church in early life and remained a consistent member until the Master called, "Come home".
The funeral services were held at the home, Rev. J. C. Nicholson officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - January 22, 1904
was born in Nordheim, Hessan Darmstatt, Germany, January 2, 1836, and at the time of his death January 3, 1904, was 68 years and 1 day old. In early life Mr. Artz united with the German Methodist church. He was a firm believer in the refining influence of the church and the power of a living God as his Savior. At the age of 25 he married Elizabeth Hoffman, of Tea Creek, with who he lived happily until she was called to that immortal home where parting is no more. By this union there were born six children, one of
whom died in infancy. Mr. Artz came from Germany in the year 1853 to Jennings county and remained here to the time of his death. This neighborhood has lost by the death of Mr. Artz one of its best citizens, one who was proud of his neighborhood and who took an active part in bringing about the conditions and future prospects of permanency. The funeral services were held in the German M. E. church, Rev. Chas. Seyeringhouse officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the German M. E. cemetery. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer - March 29, 1877
Mrs. (Mabel) Pabody
died at her home in Vernon, on Thursday, March 15th, 1877. She was one of the pioneers of civilization in this section of the country, having come to Jennings county about the year 1815. She was the daughter of the Rev. Chauncey Butler, who was a Baptist minister, and her death leaves Ovid Butler as the only survivor among a large family of children who penetrated into the wilderness with their parents at that early day, and lived to see Indiana rise to a front rank among the States. Mrs.
Pabody was born in Madison county. New York, just as the eighteenth century was about to give way to the nineteenth, and was 78 years of age at the time of her death. As before stated, she came here when the only boats on the Ohio river were the slow moving flatboats which carried emigrants to the West or produce to the Gulf and long before such a thing as a locomotive was dreamed of in the Mississippi valley. In 1820 she married Dr. Ezra F. Pabody, with whom she lived happily for more than fifty years, the golden anniversary being celebrated in October, 1870,
all of her children being present. Dr. Pabody died in the spring of 1871, and since that time Mrs. Pabody has been gradually failing. Though she had been in very poor health all through the winter, it was last week thought that she might live for several weeks, perhaps months. Her remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery, on Sunday. The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. Clark Burt, of the Presbyterian Church.- Vernon Banner. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - March 7, 1894
THOMAS-At her home in Lovett township, on Saturday, March 3, 1894, aged 51 years. Mrs. Nancy Jane Thomas was the daughter of John O. and Hannah Lattimore. She was born January 29, 1843, and was united in marriage to John S. Thomas on November 8, 1883. At the age of fifteen years she united with Graham Presbyterian Church, of which she remained a consistent member until the time of her death. During a lingering sickness of five years she bore her suffering with Christian resignation, not a word of complaint escaping her. The remains were laid to rest by
tender and loving hands in Graham cemetery, a large number of relatives and friends attending the services, which were conducted by Bev. C. O. Shirey, of this city. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Plain Dealer - March 14, 1894
DAVIS-At the home of her parents in this city, on Monday, March 12, 1894, Jessie Davis
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Davis, aged 18 years. Miss Davis for several weeks past had been a patient sufferer from a complication of diseases that baffled the skill of physicians, and her passing away was a most cruel blow to her relatives and hosts of friends. Her sunny disposition had so endeared her to all who knew her that they feel that they have lost a near and dear friend. No words of ours can express the charm of her many virtues. The high esteem in which she
was held was manifested in the large attendance at the funeral services, which were conducted from the M. E. church yesterday afternoon. The remains were interred in the city cemetery.
KINNEY-At her home in Holman, Ind., on March 12, 1894, Mrs. Sarah E. Kinney
, nee Tobias
, wife of Wm. Kinney, of la grippe, aged 41 years. Mrs. Kinney was a sister of Simeon Tobias, of Marion township this county, who is at present serving on the Grand Jury. The news of her death was received by him yesterday morning, and was a severe shock as he was not aware of her illness. He was immediately relieved from duty by Judge Batchelor that he might attend the funeral services which will be held at the Baptist church at Scaffold Lick, near Holman, today. Mrs. Kinney
was a member of Marion Baptist church of this county. She leaves a father, husband and two brothers to mourn her loss.(Sarah E. Tobias first married Dexter Gillaspy in 1869 in Jennings County, he died in 1871 and in 1889 she married William Kinney)
Vernon Banner - October 27, 1880
DIED-in Vernon, Ind., Oct. 9th. 1880, Dr. Amos Frost
, of Thomasville Georgia, aged 63 years.
Dr. Frost when a young man came from the State of Ohio?
to Vernon, and was a resident of this place for about ten years. Soon after his arrival here he commenced the publication of a newspaper, called "The Experiment."
In 1844 he was elected Recorder of Jennings county. While holding that office he applied himself to the supply of medicine, and afterward practiced as a Physician in this country, and in Seymour, Jackson county.
In 1873: when impaired health impelled him to seek a change of residence he removed to the neighborhood of Thomasville, Georgia.
About two years ago he had a stroke of paralysis under which he gradually failed in vigor of mind and body until death released him from suffering.
In August last, in company with his wife, he returned to his old home in the hope that a change of scene and climate might be beneficial. For a time he seemed to improve, but the apparent improvement was soon lost, and for the last few weeks his decline was rapid.
Dr. Frost was a skillful and conscientious physician, and able editor, a good citizen, and in its fullest sense, a Christian gentlemen. For the clearness of his judgment, for the steadfastness of his friendship, and for his unwavering allegiance to his convictions of Right, he was remarkable. Self-contained, sensitive, reticent, he won not the praise of the many, but the confidence and love of the few who could appreciate him.
He sleeps in the beautiful cemetery at Vernon, by the side of kindred and friends.
The sympathies of many hearts of Vernon, and elsewhere, are traversing every weary mile with his wife, now on her lonely journey back to the desolate home in Thomasville. N - Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 20th, '80
Departed this life September 21, 1880, Mr. Miles Bundy
; aged 82 years, 1 month and 21 days.
Deceased was a native of North Carolina. He moved to this county in 1816, and was married in 1820. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, at Ebenezer at the time of his death. He leaves seven children, thirty-two grand-children, five great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. The church has lost a faithful member, and the family a devoted and loving father. Findagrave Link
Vernon Journal - August 28, 1901
Died-at his home near here, Aug. 20 at 4 a.m. John Tweedy
, aged 52 years, two months and 12 days. Funeral at the house by Rev. Goodloe, of North Vernon, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment in Vernon cemetery. Findagrave link
Mrs. Frances Tweedy has about recovered from her illness, occasioned by grief for the death of her son, who was the "mainstay" in her family, her husband having died several years ago.
North Vernon Sun - June 22, 1933
NATIVE OF COUNTY DIES
Mr. Sardis Summerfield
, 77 years of age of Reno, Nevada, passed away at his home there Wednesday, June 14th.
Mr. Summerfield was the brother of Mrs. Marion Carson and E.P. Summerfield of this chounty.
He was one time United States District Attorney and was Congressman under President McKinley. He was born and raised in the Deer Creek Neighborhood, but left this community years ago to take up residence in the west.
He studied law in this city under Green Smith and David Overmyer.
Besides the brother and sister in this county, he is survived by the widow, two sons, Vernon and Lester and a sister, Mrs. A. J. Welch of Kansas City, and a brother, R. E. Summerfield of Sacramento. Findagrave Link
MRS. DAN LESTER
Mrs. Dan Lester died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Ross at Washington, Ind., Saturday morning.
Mrs. Lester formerly lived here having moved to Washington less than two years ago and her many friends in this city were shocked to hear of her death.
Short services were held at Washington Tuesday morning and then services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Dillard at the Baptist church in this city at ten-thirty, followed by the burial in the cemetery at Seymour.
She is survived by one son, Will of Gary, Ind., and two daughters, Mrs. Ross and Miss Frances Lester of Evansville. Findagrave Link
MARTHA A. WILDS
Mrs. Martha A. Wilds, aged 62 yearss, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Agnes Neal at Hege last Thursday.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at three-thirty at the Rock Creek M. E. church conducted by Rev. De Hart with burial in the cemetery at Scipio.
She is survived by the one daughter, Mrs. Neal and three brothers and three sisters. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Sun - July 13, 1933
MRS. SARAH KIDD
Mrs. Sarah Kidd, 77 years of age died at her home in Indianapolis Saturday after an illness of about 10 days.
Mrs. Kidd was born in Ohio but was a resident of this county many years. The Kidd family is related by marriage to Mrs. Rosalia Miller of this city.
The funeeral was held at the St. Paul M. E. church Tuesday morning at ten o'clock with burial in the Crown Hill cemetery.
She is survived by the husband, John D. Kidd, two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Hurst and Mrs. Harry Haught three sons, Albion S. Kidd, Wilbur H. Kidd and Raymond L. Kidd, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Henry Stewart of Marion; two half-sisters and a half-brother; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Findagrave Link
MRS. SOPHIA TRESTER
Mrs. Sophia Trester, 83 years of age, died at her home at Saylor Park, Ohio, Monday.
The funeral and burial service where held Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Trester is survived by twelve children and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Kirchner of this city and Miss Theresa Zinn of Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kirchner attended the services Wednesday and Mrs. Kirchner remained with the family for a short stay.
William Milholland, 88 years of age, died at his home north of Brewersville Friday.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant View church conducted by Rev. Barker, with burial in Cave Spriiing cemetery.
He is survived by three brothers. Findagrave Link
North Vernon Sun - August 17, 1933
MRS. CHARLES HILL
Mrs. Helen Agnes Hill
, 36 years of age, wife of Mr. Charles Hill, died at the Schneck Memorial Hospital at Seymour Monday, August 14th.
Mrs. Hill was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening. August 8th, where a child was born that night. The baby lived but a very short time and the burial services were held at Hill Crest Wednesday morning
Mrs. Hill's condition remained critical and she passed away Monday afternoon at two o'clock.
The funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty conducted by Rev. Nix with burial in Hill Crest.
Mrs. Hill was a loving mother and faithful wife and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the local chapter of the Eastern Star lodge.
She is survived by the husband and two daughters, Eleanor Mae and Patty Lou, three sisters, Mrs. V.E. Bradford of Eaton, Ohio, Mrs. Anna Davis and Miss Carrie Wetzel of this city and one brother, Mr. F. G. Wetzel of St. Louis, Mo. Findagrave Link
OLIVER l. GAULT
Oliver L. Gault, 68 years of age, died at his home on route one, Nebraska, Sunday at aboout twelve-twenty in the afternoon of wounds when gored by a bull on his farm.
Mr. Gault went out to give salt to the cattle and was armed with a pitchfork, knowing the temperament of the bull. Evidently the bull charged the man before he had time to protect himself, because when he was found, the pitchfork was about forty feet from him.
After Mr. Gault had been away from the house for some time the family became worried about him and went to investigate. They had to fight the bull before they could carry the man into the house. His wounds were fatal, however, and he passed away after two or three hours of suffering.
The coroner, Roland Webster, was called and gave the verdict of accidental death.
The funeral services were held at the Otter Creek church Tuesday afternoon at two-thirty with burial taking place in the Otter Creek cemetery.
He is survived by the wiow and two children, Mrs. Opal Orrell and Everett Gault both of that neighborhood, one brother, and four sister.
Mr. Gault had lived in this county all his life and had a great many friends who were shocked to hear of his death and who sympathize with his family in their loss. Findagrave Link
October 31, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
ANOTHER VETERAN Has Gone to His Reward
Last Saturday afternoon the remains of the late Hudson J. Burdge
, a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed resident of North Vernon, were conveyed to their last resting place, funeral services being conducted at the home on Gum street. Mr. Burdge
was born in Columbiana county, O., May 9, 1844; he moved to Jennings county, Ind., with his parents in 1851, being then 7 years old. He enlisted in the army and served in Co. K 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In 1868 he was united in marriage with Anna B. Stevens, of Versailles,
Ripley county, Indiana; they secured part of the home farm near Butlerville, and remained there until the year 1899, when they removed to North Vernon. He suffered from the time of his service in the army with pneumonia and pulmonary disease, which finally resulted in his death
October 23,1907, at the age of 63 years, 5 months and 14 days. His long suffering was bravely and patiently borne; he lived an honest and industrious life as a true and kind husband, a generous and exemplary father, and an upright neighbor and friend. His wife and three children,
two sons and one daughter, with their companions, two grandchildren, three sisters and one brother survive him. Findagrave Link
June 28, 1923 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Lucinda Eleanor Harms
, daughter of Charles and Rachel Day was born at Centerville, Ind., April 24 1849 and departed this life May 29 1923 at the age of 74 years 1 month and 5 days. She was united in marriage to Charles F. Harms December 7th, 1870 To this
union were born three children, two daughters and one son namely Miss Maude Harms, Mrs. Daisy Tebby and Otto Harms all of whom reside in this city. Also left to mourn her death is her devoted companion and three grand children and one daughter-in-law also numerous relatives and
friends. She was devoted to her home and family, living for them and caring for them were her greatest joy and pleasure She was a good neighbor and friend and in the years when her health permitted it going about and doing good and caring for those in sickness and trouble
and in so doing left a host of friends who will cherish her memory. She was especially fond of little children and they of her and in her last illness bringing her flowers and wanting to talk with grandma. Her illness began four years ago when she had her first stroke. After this
she rallied and was able to go about the house but the second stroke coming three years later confined her to chair but despite her helplessness she was always cheerful and patient to the loving, daughters and husband and son who gave her such devoted care She was the youngest of
a family of thirteen children and leaves one surviving brother, Richard Day of Satalto, Kansas. She believed in God and his loving kindness and power to love and died with the hope of meeting her loved ones in Heaven where there will be no parting. (She is listed in
Jennings County Public Library Cemetery Index as being buried at Hillcrest Cemetery)
June 14, 1923 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
JOHN H. TRAPP DIED FRIDAY
Was Prominent Farmer and Civil War Veteran
John H. Trapp
, a prominent farmer of Vernon Township, passed away Friday; June 8th, at the age of seventy-seven years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Vernon, Sunday conducted by the Rev. Russell Conger of Vernon and Rev. C. P. Gibbs,
of North Vernon, The burial took place in Vernon Cemetery . Mr. Trapp was born in Jennings County, in what Is now Lovett Township and his entire life was spent in this county. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of the G. A. R., being a member and at one time an officer of
the Melville Thomas Post, at Paris Crossing.
He is survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Margaret GIlbralth, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Nellie Stout and E. P Trapp of Vernon. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and by three Brothers, George W Trapp, James H. Trapp and Edward
Trapp, of Jennings County, and two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Eash, of Tiosa, Ind., and Mrs. Henry Roetkln, of Lovett.
John H. Trapp, aged 77 ex-county treasurer of Jennings County and civil war veteran died at his home here on Friday morning. Deceased is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. Paul Galbriath, of Indianapolis, E P. Trapp and Mrs. Nellie Stout of this city. Funeral services took
place from the M E. Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Gibbs and Rev Conger. Burial in Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Bailiff and Mr. Davis attended the funeral of John Trapp, Sr. at Vernon Sunday afternoon.
CARD OF THANKS
To all those who extended us sympathy and assistance during the illness and at the death of our beloved husband and father, John H Trapp, we express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. We especially wish to thank the Rev. C. P. Gibbs, the Rey Russell Conger, and Undertaker Jordan.
Mrs. John H. Trapp and children. Findagrave Link
May 6, 1909 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Old Resident Dead.
I. L. Green
, age 76 years, died at his home at Scipio Sunday morning. Mr. Green was one of the county's first citizens and was a loyal, true gentleman, having the respect of all in the vicinity. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church by Rev. Rowlison,
of this city. Findagrave Link
To Be Taken to Seymour, Ind. for burial.
The body of Robert James Montgomery
, aged fifty-one years well-known conductor for the B. & O. who died of a complication of diseases Saturday evening after a long illness, will be removed tomorrow morning from the family residence, 2203 West Walnut Street, to Seymour, Ind., for burial. Mr. Montgomery
is survived by his widow. He was a Mason and a devout member of the Wesey Methodist church, Twenty third and Jefferson streets.- Louisville Times.
We are sorry to learn of the death of one of our old school mates, O. W. Warner
, of Santa Paula, California. He was the third son of Ed Warner and wife, whom many remember as old citizens, formerly living near this town. They moved to Missouri when Otto
was but a boy and later he married and with a brother
went to California where they have lived the past few years. Deceased was 35 yrs, 7 months, 16 days of age, and an upright, honorable man, had always enjoyed excellent health until a few days before his death, he contracted typhoid fever. The remains were sent back to Long Lane, Mo., to his old home, where services were held April
18 by three 1. O. O. F. lodges in the presence of one of the largest crowds ever assembled in that county. He leaves his parents, a wife, six children and a number of other relatives who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends here as well as at their home at Long Lane. Findagrave Link
an old and esteemed citizen of this place died at his home Sunday, April 25th; he had been a great sufferer for a long time. He leaves a faithful wife and one son and many friends. Funeral and burial Tuesday at 1 p. m. in Paris cemetery, conducted by Rev. Hamilton.
Flora E. Chapman
died at the home of her youngest sister, Mrs. T. E. Rowland, at Paris, Ind., Sunday, April 25, 1909. She was born at Letast, Ohio, September 27,1843, age 65 years. She has lived in this community for 20 years where she had many friends. She sought in every way to be helpful to those about
her; hers was a life of sacrifice for the good of humanity and God's cause in general. She lived a consistent Christian from a little girl, when she joined the M. E. church and consecrated her life work to Him. Her influence wherever she lived speaks more than words can, and we can surely say we know she is at rest with her heavenly
father. She leaves one brother and two sisters who wish to thank their many friends for all their kindness to them in this sad time. The funeral took place Monday at 2 p, m. from the M. E church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Williams, who took for his text "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Burial at
Coffee Creek Baptist cemetery. Findagrave Link
June 29, 1911 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
WELL KNOWN JEFFERSON COUNTY MAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
James S. Corya
. who was born and had his life long residence in Jefferson County, died June 7,1911, aged 67 years 4 months and 17 days. He was born in 1844 and with the exception of his army life, and brief sojourns at some other places, be had always lived in Jefferson County, where he owned a nice farm home,
and was well known as a breeder of fine Jersey cattle and fruit grower, leaving large orchards and many kinds of fruits, including a chestnut grove in which he took great interest often saying, "although he did not expect to live to see the trees bear Chestnuts, yet they would be nice for someone else" there by illustrating his unselfish,
sweet, disposition which was always kind to others and thinking of their welfare and happiness. About a year and half ago Mr. Corya suffered several severe hemorrhages of the lungs, and although he was able afterwards to resume light work, he was never strong again and in December 1910 took sick with dropsy of the chest. Everything which
skillful physicians and loving nursing could do, was done for him but to no avail, only to alleviate his sufferings and prolong his life.
Just at the close of the beautiful, June day, as the sun was sinking in the west, surrounded by his loved ones his spirit returned to the God who gave it, and two days later his funeral was held at his residence, as the house was entirely too small to hold the assembled crowds who had gathered to pay their last respect
to this good man, the casket containing his body was tenderly borne by six of his nephews to the shade of the nearby orchard, where as the sunshine fell tenderly on the casket and the breeze softly blew. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. L. Williams of the M E church, of which he had long years been a member, leaving his membership
with the Dupont church. The services there were concluded the Melville Thomas G. A. R. Poet No. 515 of which he was a member took charge. Findagrave link
October 31, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Last Saturday afternoon the remains of the late Hudson J. Burdge
, a veteran of the Civil War and a highly esteemed resident of North Vernon, were conveyed to their last resting place, funeral services being conducted at his home on Gum street. Mr. Burdge was born in Columbiana county, O., May 9, 1844; he moved to Jennings county, Ind.,
with his parents in 1851, being then 7 years old. He enlisted in the army and served in Co. K 54th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In 1868 he was united in marriage with Anna B. Stevens of Versailles, Ripley county, Indiana; they secured part of the home farm near Butlerville, and remained there until the year 1899, when they removed to North Vernon.
He suffered from the time of his service in the army with pneumonia and pulmonary disease, which finally resulted in his death October 23,1907, at the age of 63 years, 5 months and 14 days. His long suffering was bravely and patiently borne; he lived an honest and industrious life as a true and kind husband, a generous and exemplary father, and
an upright neighbor and friend. His wife and three children, two sons and one daughter, with their companions, two grand-children, three sisters and one brother survive him. Findagrave link
May 4, 1887 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Mrs. Mary A. Smith
, formerly Mrs. John S. Burdge, and a long-time resident of this county, died at her home at Grove City, Ills., on Friday, April 29th, 1887, In her 76th year. Her daughters, Mrs. A. S. Conner, of this place, Mrs. R. A. Conner, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and her son, Mr. Hudson Burdge, of Butlerville, were in attendance at her death bed.
May 11, 1887 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
DIED.-At the residence of her son, Ben. S. Burdge, Grove City, Ills., on April 29th, of paralysis, Mrs. Mary A. Smith
, in her 77 year.
Mary A. Rodocker was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, 27th September, 1811, and married John S. Burdge, 27th March, 1832. They removed from Pennsylvania to Carroll county, Ohio, about 1833, and there resided until April 1851, when they removed to Jennings county, Indiana, near Butlerville where her husband. John S. Burdge, died in 1864. In
1868 she married Benjamin Smith of Massllon, Ohio, where some four years later mother Smith lost her second companion. On his death, she returned to North Vernon, Ind., and after a short residence removed with her sons Ben. S. and Wesley C., and her daughter, Louella, to Grove City, Ill's. Mother Smith was a devoted member of the Methodist Church
from the days of her youth to the date of her decease, and one whose strong faith in a kind Providence never wavered. Her beliefs and faith were stable and fixed, and few complaints of life's burdens ever escaped her lips. She was the embodiment of contentment by reason of her perfect faith in God. In life there was no kinder soul, no gentler woman,
no sweeter spirit, no one more unselfish, and no more affectionate mother. Her example was continually good, both in word and act. It is in the lives of such that we find the proof of the value and efficiency of Christianity, to make us gentle and kind and true in this life. Mother was prepared and is gone, but to her children and those who knew her
well she leaves a golden example and rich legacy in name and Christian character. Mother is gone but her example will live with us. The dear and kindly face is hidden from us, but she will live in our hearts and memories.- Death does not end all. If we live as mother lived we shall see her again, and with the ransomed, and with "forty and four thousand"
who sang the song of the redeemed.
She leaves four sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a loved and loving mother. All were present except one son and witnessed the end, but how hard to part with so dear a friend without recognition. God so willed it, and who shall say but that He doeth all things well.
And rough seems the path to the goal,
And sorrows, sometimes how they sweep
Like tempests down over the soul."
"Oh, sometimes the shadows are deep.
The remains were laid away to rest at Grove City on the 1st inst., amidst dewy eyes and aching hearts for one so beloved by all who knew her. A. C Findagrave link
November 16, 1887 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
was born in Pennsylvania, July 25th, 1818, died November 12th, 1887, being 69 years, 8 months and 18 days of age. His parents removed to Indiana while he was quite small. He was married to Rachel Earnest, January 25th, 1846, who survives him. To them were born 6 children. Five still live and are present. Immediately after
marriage he settled upon the place where he died when it was a wilderness. He united with the Baptist church while a young man and was still a member until called to the church triumphant. He was perfectly reconciled to leave this world, and called the family to his bedside a few days previous to departure earnestly entreating them to have their lamps trimmed
and burning for the coming of the Bridegroom. Findagrave Link
April 4, 1912 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
One more old comrade has answered the last roll call. James W. Clarkson
died at his home in the southern part of town, last Wednesday, alter a lingering illness for over a year. His death was no surprise. In the dark days of the civil war he went to the front and in the hard-ships of camp life, he contracted diseases that he never got
over. He was a good citizen; he served one term as commissioner and four years as post master at Butlerville. He leaves his aged companion, one son and three daughters to mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of all. Funeral services were conducted at the house Sunday morning by Rev. Chesley Holmes, of Vernon, in the presence of a large crowd The I. O. O. F.
had charge of the final interment. He was laid to rest in the Butlerville Cemetery. Findagrave Link
August 24, 1905 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
, infant son of James and Jennie Terhune
was born near Milroy in Rush county, October 29, 1903, was wafted away from home and loved ones on Sabbath evening, August 13, aged 1 yr. 9 mo. Only a few short days seems, yet the laughing blue eyes, the chubby hands and toddling feet have forged a link in memory's chain which time can
never break. During the three weeks of constant pain and suffering not one cry or murmur passed his lips but patiently he took everything that loving hands offered to him. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends with aching hearts. Though only so short time was this little flower left to blossom in our home and gladden our
hearts yet its going home draws us nearer to the Father and we bow unto His will who doeth all things well and who has promised to be with us in this dark hour. Findagrave Link
November 11, 1921 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
, son of Nathan and Kathryn Engle was born October 20, 1841 in Columbiana County, Ohio, and died at his home in Southport, Ind., October 28, 1921 aged 80 years and 8 days. He came to Indiana with his parents in 1855 and in 1864 on the 3 of November was married to Nancy A Woller (Waller)
and to this union were born three children,
Harvey, Lillian and Minnie, only one of whom survives Mrs. Minnie Crum. a daughter; three grand children, Earl Meathney, Roy Engle and May Engle Thomas and ten great grand children, all living in Indianapolis. Also a brother Albert Engle of Elizabethtown, survives Burial was at Southport,. Ind. He served for seven months in the Civil War receiving an honorable
discharge at the end of the war. The military feature of the funeral was in charge of the U. S. Marine Corps of Indianapolis, who fired the last salute over the flag draped casket and sounded taps in honor to him who had served under the Stars and Stripes. Findagrave Link
May 20, 1920 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
David Aaron Neely
son of Elizabeth and Zachariah Neely was born near Brewersville, Ind., Dec., 30th, 1867 and spent the greater part of his life in Jennings County. He was a good mechanic always amiable towards his associates and honest in his dealings with his fellow men. He was married to Mayme A. Landis of Westport. Ind., June 7tn, 1895. To this union were born ten
children, Harry C. of St. Louis, Mo., Elizabeth, Frank, Mildred, Nellie, Zachariah, Charles, Margaret and Herbert, who live with their mother, in this city and Donald who passed into the Great Beyond in 1914. He also leaves six brothers and sisters, Lyman, of Laporte, Ind., Samuel, of Brewersville, and William of this place, Mrs. Geo. Boswell and Mrs. John Temple of North Vernon, and Mrs.
Evan Scott, of Anderson, Ind. besides a host of other relatives and friends. Those who know him can truthfully say Dave was a good man a loving husband, and a kind father and brother and a sincere friend. He was a member of the United Brethren church having joined at the age of 14 and was constant in his faith until death called him. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge the I. 0. R. M.
and the Knights and Ladies' of Security.,
The Golden chord is broken
Oh, how vacant is his chair
The farewell words unspoken.
Oh, how dear is his memory here. Findagrave Link
December 20, 1923 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
CALLED BY DEATH
Elijah Lake, seventy-six years old, died at his home in the Centerville neighborhood, Thursday, December 13th. Funeral services were held at Centerville M. E. Church conducted by the Rev. E. G. Jann. The burial took place in Centerville Cemetery.
Elijah Lake was born In Licking County. Ohio, February 1, 1847. He had been a resident of Jennings county for about forty years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in the 133 Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in which he served until honorably discharged after one hundred days of service.
He was twice bereft of a companion his first wife, who was Miss Louisa W. Paine, died February 24 1863 and his second wife, who was Miss Barbara A Pitts died July 7, 1894. May 6 1896 he was married to Mrs. Viola Bailiff, and she and one sister, Mrs. Olivia Houck, of Edgerton, Ohio, survive. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces. He was a member of Centerville M. E.
Church and a charter member of Dauntless Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Commlskey. Findagrave link
CHARLES H. KUTCHBACK
Charles H. Kutchback, eighty years old, died at the home of his son, Cecil Kutchback, in this city, Friday, December 14th. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Holmes, of the First M. E. Church, under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. The burial took place in Vernon Cemetery.
He was born in Gera. Saxony, Germany, but came to this country with his parents when he was eight years old. They located near Crothersville, where his boyhood and early manhood was spent. Later he moved to Jennings County and for a time conducted a general store in Vernon. He came from there to North Vernon and was engaged in the mercantile business here for more than twenty-five years.
He is survived by five children: John Kutchback, of Indianapolis; Cecil and Herbert Kutchback, of this city; Lyle I. of Poplar Bluff Mo., and Mrs. E. E. Watson of Greensburg. Seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, being a charter member of Rescue Lodge, at Vernon later moving his membership to North Vernon Lodge, No. 128, of which he remained a member until his death. Findagrave Link
July 22, 1910 - North Vernon Sun
Martha A. King
died at her daughter's house in Vernon last Sunday at the age of 85 years. She had been confined to her room for the past year and a half.
Mrs. King's maiden name was Martha A. Lewiis. She was born August 1, 1824, and on Oct. 22, 1840 she was married to Henry C. King, he having departed this life about 29 years ago. To this union seven children were born, 5 daughters and two sons. Only 2 daughters are living. They are: Mrs. Ed Downs of Grenola, Kan. and Mrs. Wm. Hinchman of Vernon, with whom the deceased has
lived during the past 27 years.
The deceased joined the Christian Church when quite young. The funeral was held Tuesday, the sermon being preached by Rev. Bare. Burial in Summerfield cemetery at Deer Creek. Findagrave Link
March 31, 1910 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
NEWS AT THE COUNTY CAPITOL
a veteran, aged 75 years died Sunday at the home of his brother James. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. G Jann, at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 p. m. Four brothers, one son and daughter of the immediate family survive. Findagrave Link
March 25, 1904 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Died-March 19, of old age, William Woodson
, aged 92 years. Grandpa Woodson has lived near Hayden the greater part of his life. He was the father of 13 children, part of whom have preceded their father to the other world. Findagrave Link
October 15, 1874 - North Vernon Sun, page 4
Death of James E. McClelland
A telegram from New Orleans Friday night announced the dangerous illness of James E. McClelland, a former citizen of Vernon. His father, James A. McClelland of Vernon, started to New Orleans at once, but arrived there too late to see him alive. He died Saturday evening.
James E. McClelland was born in Graham township, Jefferson county, near Paris, Ind., May 12, 1846. He moved to Vernon in July, 1859. In the summer of 1864 he entered the army, at the age of eighteen, and after serving his time entered the Northwestern Christian University, at Indianapolis. The following year
he attended Hanover college. He then read law under Judge New, after which he went to Cincinnati and graduated at law school in the spring of 1873. In December, 1873, he went to New Orleans, where he entered upon the practice of his profession with flattering prospects of a bright future. He united with the Presbyterian church in
1868, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He was also an honored member of the .Masonic fraternity.
His death has made sad the hearts of many citizens of this county, to all of whom he was known as a young man destined to rise to the highest position in his chosen profession, had life been spared him. He loved his profession-was a close student. The sciences seemed to be a favorite study with him, and every
truth he discovered he lost no time in applying to his own daily walk, practicing what he learned as right. To those who were personally acquainted with him and were familiar with the subjects he loved to talk of, the loss occasioned by his death is irreparable.
February 15, 1912 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
, daughter of Jacob and Henrietta Hoffman was born in Marion Township, Jennings County. June 28, 1870 She united with the German M. E Church under the pastorate of Rev Severinghaus in the winter of 1888. Later she transferred her membership by letter to the Mt Zion M. E Church, where she was a
faithful and consistent member until her death. She was married to Frank P. Deputy, Dec. 10, 1890. To this union was born three sons, Alfred, Clifford and Charles. Besides these she leaves her mother and five sisters: Lizzie, Henrietta, Mary, Lottie and Katy, and four brothers, Henry, Charles, Fred and Philip, who with the husband
and sons mourn their loss. But all are consoled and sustained in knowing that Flora was a devoted and loving wife and mother and an affectionate, kind and faithful daughter and sister. Her even temperament and Christian character won all as friends, who knew her. She bore her sickness and suffering with a fortitude and patience
and while her family and friends wept around her sick bed, she prayed them not to grieve as without hope, as she assured them that Jesus had prepared a place for her. She told them she would love to stay with them, but was willing that God's will be done. During her last hours she sang, "Rock of Ages" and "I'm Going Home to Die
No More." She often quoted John 13-7: ' What I do, thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." She was a member of the Pythian Sisters, Mt. Carmel Temple, No, 257. She departed this life Jan. 21st 1912, being forty-one years, six months and twenty-three days of age It was sad to say goodbye, but we rejoice in knowing
that we shall meet again in that home where there is no sickness and sorrow and where we shall meet to part no more. Findagrave Link
February 28, 1918 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Joseph N. Covert
After having been confined to his bed for nine months, Joseph Newton Covert, a well-known Long Beach Resident for sixteen years, died at about 6:30 Monday night at 232 Obispo Avenue, where he and his wife made their home with their son-in-law and daughter Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Ransdell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday from the Holton & Son Chapel, the Rev. C. R. Hudson, pastor of the First Christian Church of Pomona and an oldtime friend of the family in Indiana officiating, assisted by the Rev. George P. Taubman, Pallbearers will be W. E. Bewrey, Charles Fetter, C. T.
McGrew, C. D. Beauchamp, George Hirsch and James Lasater. Interment will be at Sunnyside cemetery, and will be private. Friends are invited to the services at the funeral parlors.
Mr. Covert was born in Franklin, Ind., Sept 13, 1862. For fourteen years, before coming to Long Beach, he was in the restaurant business in North Vernon, Ind., where on april 15, 1885, he married Miss Zoe A. Grinstead. To them there were born two children Lucille, now Mrs. Ransdall, and Paul. Mr. Covert
is survived by his widow and the two children.
From Daily Telegram, Long Beach, California
October 12, 1876 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
DIED-On last Thursday, William Spencer
, aged 19 years, died at the residence of his father, Maj. Samuel Spencer, in Vernon township. He was buried on Friday in the cemetery at Hardenburg.
On last Friday, Martha Cox
, aged 69 years, of Bigger township, died of heart disease. She was buried on Sunday in Graham Baptist cemetery. Rev. Connelly preached her funeral sermon. Findagrave Link
, of Vernon township, died of consumption on last Friday night, and was buried on Sunday at Freedom church. Her funeral was preached by Rev. Caldwell, of Vernon. Findagrave Link
January 11, 1877 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
was born near Freedom Church, Jennings Co. Ind., Dec. 34th, 1835, joined the Baptist church when fourteen years of age, was married to Mr. George S. Rust, Dec. 29th, 1852,aud died Dec . 9th , 1876. SISTER RUST re - moved with her husband to Franklin Ind., soon after their marriage, Were they spent five years,
the remainder of her life was spent near the home of her childhood. She was the mother of thirteen children ten of whom are living. She became a member of the M. E. Church after marriage and continued a faithful member and a consistent Christian until her death. The best evidence of this, was the fact that her light shone clearest,
purest and best in the family circle. The family altar was not neglected in the absence of her husband. Her control over her children was wonderful. She had learned the power of love, kind words, and gentle means and knew how to use it. In the various relations of, sister, wife and mother, she was ever the same; and in the wider
relation of a Christian woman; she had no "Sunday lace," and "company manners/' but was kind to all and at all time" alike. Rev. E. L. Dolph who preaching her funeral, said, "To know Sister Rust was to love her." And he had the opportunity to know her character, for he was her Pastor for five years; ministers were always welcome
at her home. When told that the end was near, she said, 'I would like to comfort Pa and to raise my little children, but if it is the will of my Heavenly Father, I am willing to go." She then called her children to her bedside and gave them a mother's parting blessing. Her last words were, "Blessed Jesus." May the mantle of her
Christian spirit fall upon her children, her wide circle of friends, and her brethren and sisters in the church. E. B. Cadwell Findagrage Link
June 15, 1922 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
CQRYELL - John (Frederick) Coryell
, sixty-eight years old, died at his home one and one-half mile north of Hayden, Thursday, June 15th. Funeral service was held at Hayden Baptist church, at ten o'clock Sunday morning and the burial took place in the Hayden Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and several children. Findagrave Link
March 14, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Died. Maud L. Dean
was born in Queensville, Ind., Nov. 7, 1866, died in North Vernon, Ind., March 11th, 1907 aged 41year8, 4 months and 4 days, married to Charles H. Green, Feb. 14, 1888, to this union was born three children. Will, Margaret and Louise, Will died in 1896, leaving Margaret and Louise to comfort their father in his
great loss; she was of a happy loving disposition a great lover of her home and family, a devoted mother.
Green- at her home in this city, on Monday, March 11, 1907, of pneumonia, Mrs. Charles H. Green
, aged 41 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon; interment Wednesday at Indianapolis.
Passed Away . Mrs. John Wildey
, of near Hayden, died Monday morning of cancer of the breast. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clark at the Queensville church. The remains were interred in the Queensville cemetery. She leaves a husband and three daughters besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Findagrave link
SCHMIDT.-On Wednesday, Mar. 13th, 1907, at his home on Madison avenue, this city, of dropsy, John Schmidt
, aged 47 years. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at St. Mary's Catholic church, interment in Catholic cemetery. Findagrave Link
This community was greatly shocked to learn last Saturday morning that Mrs. Mary A. Todd
had been found dead in bed. She had been complaining some this winter but to no alarming extent. She had been a resident of this place until she sold her home about two years ago and went to live with her children.
Funeral services at M E church Monday 10 a. m. Burial in Paris cemetery. Findagrave Link
Little Robert Farthing
died at the home of his grandparents at this place Sunday, March 3rd, after several days illness of extensive suffering. His remains were taken to Crothersville for burial beside his mother who preceded him but three days. The unusual providence has come into this home at the time when home life seemed sweetest and dearest but God's ways are just and sometime, somewhere, it will be made plain why it had to be thus.
The family have the sympathy of all.
March 15, 1906 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
RETIRED ABOUT 9:30 TUESDAY EVENING WELL AS USUAL.
FOUND DEAD AT 10:30
Mr. J. B. McMillan on Returning to House From Barn Called and Received no Answer.
The many friends of Mr J. B. McMillan and family were greatly shocked Wednesday morning when informed-that Mrs. Margaret McMillan
had been found dead in bed Tuesday evening, death supposed to have been caused by heart failure. Mr. and Mrs. McMillan retired early in the evening and at about 9:30 Mr. McMillan
was called by his son, Clyde, and asked to go to the barn where a sick horse needed their attention; he returned about 10:80 and calling to his wife received no answer; he at once went to her side only to find that she had been summoned in his absence by her creator, and had answered.
Mrs. Margaret McMillan, nee Willey, was born at Paris, Ind., on Oct. 3d, 1836, and was married to J. B. McMillan of this city on Oct. 24, 1855, and had lived here for over fifty years. She had been lifelong member of the M. E. church. She leaves a husband and two sons, Clyde and Fred, both residents of this city.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Bonnell from the family residence north of this city, on the State road Friday morning at 10 o'clock, after which the remains will be laid to rest in the city cemetery. Findagrave Link
May 30, 1907 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Noah H. Smith
, the subject of this obituary, was born near Steubenville, Ohio, October 4th, 1832. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Miller September 17th 1861. To them were born three children, one daughter and two sons. The youngest son died when he was a little past eight years of age. In the spring of 1871 Brother
Smith moved from Summit county, Ohio, to Jennings county, Indiana, settling on a farm near Vernon where he had his home for more than twenty-five years. In November 1878 he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Vernon, This church he served faithfully ail his Christian life as Class-leader, Trustee, Sunday School teacher and
Superintendent. He was deeply interested in all the departments and services of the church and never missed a preaching service or a session of the Sunday unless providentially hindered. As student, teacher, or Superintendent he was always in his place. In later years he took an active interest in the Epworth League, being regular in attending
its meetings, speaking and praying for the "highest New Testament Standard of experience and life." September 17th, 1891 his beloved wife passed out of this life into the glorious life beyond, and six years later his only daughter went home to heaven. Thus bereft, his home was broken up. Although Brother Smith lived in a present experience, its
joys, privilege, and duties never caused him to lose sight of the prize that lies at the end of the race. The Christian life was to him, in no sense a life of mere duty, but a delightful service; a life "hid with Christ in God; a life abiding in Christ, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty." Brother Smith loved Christ with all his heart,
served Him with all his strength, was a loyal, earnest helper to all his pastors, a true, clean, Christian man. He departed this life in the full triumph of the Christian faith. May 27th, 19Q7, at the home of his son in this city. Of him it may be truthfully said, "Servant of God well done! Thy glorious warfare's past; The battle's fought,the race
is won, And thou art crowned at last. Findagrave Link
February 2, 1911 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
CONNER-Mrs. Salina Conner
, age 72 years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roush, on the Hayden pike last Thursday. The remains were taken to Danville, Ill., Saturday for burial. Mrs. Conner came here two weeks ago to visit her daughter when she was taken sick with a severe cold which developed into pneumonia. Findagrave Link
SKINNER-Steven P. Skinner
, age 84 years died at the home of David Tungate Sunday night from a stroke of paralysis. He was a veteran of the civil war and bad been blind for the past nine years, the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery Tuesday. Findagrave Link
, age 13 months, died at the home of his parents, Clarence Reynolds and wife on Hoosier street Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday morning. The remains were interred in Cave Hill [Springs] cemetery.
EVELETT-Mrs. Jane Eveleth
, wife of George Eveleth, died Saturday morning of heart trouble at her home three miles northeast of Hayden. She ill but a short time and her death was unexpected, she was the daughter of Benjamin George. She was fifty-eight years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Oak Grove church. Burial at the cemetery
near the church. Findagrave Link
, age 56 years, died at his home in the Cherry Park neighborhood Wednesday night. Several days ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis. The remains will be taken to Anderson for burial.
, aged about 60 years, died suddenly at his home in Winchester, Ind., Monday from heart failure. Mr. Hippenhimer and family were former residents of this county, having moved to their present home from the Vandegrift farm near Grayford last fall. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and E. of P. lodges.
June 14, 1917 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
FOX-Mrs. Eva Mildred Runyan Fox
, aged 28 years, wife of Charles Fox, died at her home south of this city at noon Friday, June 8th. The remains were taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Runyan, where funeral services were held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Haas, of the First Methodist Church. The remains were
interred in the City Cemetery. Six young women, sister-members of her Sunday School Class acted as pall-bearers. She is survived by her husband and two children, Frances Mae, aged 6, and Charles Edward, aged 3; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alex Runyan, one sister, Miss Mae Runyan, and one brother, Ralph Runyan. Those from a distance who attended the funeral
were: Mr. and Mrs. Leo McGuire, of Sandover, Ill.; Miss Flora Hawk, of Jeffersonville, Ill.; Mrs. Hoyt Griswald and George Agey, of Hamilton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. John Fox, Wm. Fox, and Mr. DeCamp, of Charlestown, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Agen, of Jeffersonville, Ind. Findagrave Link
HARLOW-Mrs. Anne E. Harlow
died at the home of her son, A. F. Harlow, at Chattanooga, Tenn., at 1:40 A. M. Tuesday, May 29th, 1917 after a long illness of internal cancer. She was born in Edmonson County, Kentucky, March 12, 1840. She was married to John E. Harlow at Glascow, Ky., April 11, 1858. Two sons wore born and died during the Civil War.
One son alone, A. F. Harlow, survives her. She was 77 years of age at the time of her death. She resided in North Vernon from 1857 until 1902. Findagrave Link
, aged 20 years, died at his home in Scipio, Wednesday, June 13th. Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church in Scipio, at ten o'clock Friday morning and the remains will interred in the Scipio Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Amlck. Findagrave Link
February 11, 1891 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
Fred C. Hess
was born August 25th, 1860, and died at his home, 4 1/2 miles west of Vemon, January 29th, 1891, aged 30 years, 5 months and 4 days. He united with the Presbyterian church, at Vernon, at the age of 18. Was married to Katie Wetzel, November 27th, 1883. He leaves a wife and two children, father and mother, four brothers, three sisters, and a
host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was generous and kind and beloved by all who knew him. It can be truly said he was honest, industrious and tried to live a Christian life. Findagrave Link
OBITUARY. Martha F. Pullen
, daughter of David and M. Pullen, was born near Liberty, Union county, Ind., October 17th 1834. She was married to Jacob S. Vantreese
, Feb. 12th, 1856, and the same year moved to Jennings county, where they lived until death. To this wedded life were born six children, all daughters, and all are living. The husband and father said
goodbye to life and loved ones and passed to the great beyond, March 20th, 1885. Sad as is the lot of lonely widowhood, devoted motherhood rose from under the black mantle of sorrow and took up the battle of life for those that were left here. On the 2nd of March, 1886, she yielded to the obligations of a Christian life, and gave her hand in fellowship with
the Christian Union, at Wilson Chapel, according as she understood her duty to her God and her fellow-man, so she endeavored to live. Disease laid hold upon her with a relentless grasp and from May, 1889, it was evident that her time was measured for its close. Since last September she has been almost constantly confined to her room. During her latter sickness
when she was questioned by her former minister as to the doubtfulness of her recovery, she replied: "I am not afraid to die, I am trusting all in the hands of the Lord, and whatever He thinks best to do, I am ready to submit to. If the end comes I am willing to go." Two weeks ago she began growing worse, suffering intensely; loved ones hovered around, and all
that tender care and the yearning watchfulness of loving children could do, was done; but human skill failed and tender watchfulness could only await the end which came on apace. One daughter was absent, at her home in Kansas, when, on the morning of Jan. 28th, 1891, the life winged its way from this earthly tabernacle to the house not made with hands. This
earthly life spanned 56 years, 3 months and 11 days. But she is not dead: "Whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall never die." She is just over yonder-just beyond the door-awaiting your coming dear, children, watching for us who knew her here to greet us as one we waken up in that bright morning. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy Cometh in the morning.
"The funeral which was very large, was preached at Scipio by her former pastor. Rev. D. L. Vandament, of Bainbridge, Ind., from the text: "In his favor is life, weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," Psalm 30:5. The body was laid by gentle hands to rest beside the husband, who slept in the beautiful cemetery at Scipio, there to await
the summons of the last trumpet. Findagrave Link
September 12, 1894 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
OBITUARY. Edward G. Hess
was born March 9, 1868, and died August 5, 1894. In the bloom of manhood, with bright prospects and the love and confidence of all who knew him, he was taken to receive the reward of the Christian and follower of the lowly Nazarene. He was one of the best known and most popular young men in this locality, having lived in Vernon
township all of his short life. His easy good nature and pleasant smile endeared him to the hearts of all and to know him was to be his friend. His untiring energy, ability and strength of purpose are well known qualities. In Ed is lost a dutiful son, a loving brother and a dear and kind friend. For more than a year he suffered, but bore his cross with fortitude
and resignation. He would sometimes say: "I am young, but if I must go it is all right. All is for the best." He is gone. It is hard to realize, yet we should be reconciled when we remember that "God takes away the best that they may escape the temptations and troubles of life and come to him pure in spirit to sing praises to His name and glory." W. N. G. Findagrave Link
April 29, 1904 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Death, the unwelcome guest, has again entered our neighborhood and taken there from another of our people. Many heads are crowned with sorrow and hearts bowed with grief. William Bridges
died Monday at 1:00 a. m. after an illness of more than four months. Burial at the Keith cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Deceased was married to Elizabeth Wilson with whom he lived
happily until she was called to that immortal home where parting is no more. To that union were born four sons and two daughters, all of whom are living, except Mrs. Julia Buckles, who died a year ago last winter. Mr, Bridges united with the Methodist church about twelve years ago, and was at one time superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a firm believer in
the refining influence of the church and the power of a living God as his Savior; and made the statement a short time before his death that he was ready to go when his time came, and not afraid to meet his God. This neighborhood has lost by the death of Mr. Bridges one of its best and highest esteemed citizens. He was born August 4, 1832, and at the time of his
death April 18, 1904, was 71 years, 8 months and 14 days old. Findagrave Link
September 2, 1885 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
DIED.-On the morning of August 26th, 1885, at his residence midway between Scipio and Queensville, James Connell
, in the 40th year of his age. Though quite young to endure the hardships of the life of a common soldier, yet at our country's call for help in her time of need, he enlisted in Company I, 93d Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and did faithful service until
close of the rebellion. While in the army he contracted a disease from which he never recovered; it preyed upon him unrelentingly until the last "taps" were sounded, and then for him the light was gently put out and he laid down in that peaceful sleep only to be wakened by a grander reveille than can be sounded by earthly bugle. Through all the long years of his
suffering he was cheerful, hopeful and uncomplaining, and bore his affliction with courage known only to the true and brave. Notice of an increase of his pension arrived on the morning of his death-too late to cheer his heart by the generosity of our Government. He was a good citizen, well liked by all his neighbors, and was a kind husband and father. He left a
wife and five small children who have the sympathy of the entire community. The last sad rites were performed at the Presbyterian church in Scipio by Rev. Gillcrist, assisted by Rev. John Richardson. His remains were interred in the new graveyard at Scipio. May the broad mantle of charity cover all the faults he may have had, and love and charity be extended to
his widow and helpless children. Findagrave Link
March 1, 1906 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Died. Mrs. Cora Whitsett Hudson, at her home In Paris Crossing, Wednesday, Feb. 21, after a severe and long illness. The remains were buried at Coffee Creek cemetery Thursday, Feb. 22, at which church the funeral occurred. The deceased leaves a loving, devoted husband, one son, her parents, as well as a host of loving neighbors and friends. A life such as she lived,
with a smile and kind word, (wherein was possible) was worthy of imitation. She passed away at the early age of 27 years, and a brief married life of seven years. 'Tis hard sometimes to understand why these things occur, but tis God's way, "He knows, My Father Knows." May each loved one be submissive to His will. They have the deep sympathy of the community. Findagrave Link
November 4, 1891 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
Malinda Malick was born In Green county, Tennesseee, December 8th, 1810. She with her parents, removed from that place to Clermont county, Ohio. She was married to Elmoth Boseberry Nov, 29th, 1827, at the latter place. She with her husband moved to this county over 50 years ago. She united with the M. E. church some 40 years ago, and has lived a consistent Christian
life ever since. Died October 27th, 1891. She would have attained the age of 81 years on the 8th day of December next had she lived to that time. Her husband and four children are left to mourn her loss. The funeral was preached by Rev. H. M. Elwyn at Hopewell church after which the remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.
December 20, 1923 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
CALLED BY DEATH
Elijah Lake, seventy-six old, died at his home in the Centerville neighborhood Thursday, December 13th. Funeral services were held at Centerville M. E. Church conducted by the Rev. E. O. Jann. The burial took place in Centerville Cemetery.
Elijah Lake was born In Licking County. Ohio, February 1. 1847. He had been a resident of Jennings county for about forty years . He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in the 133 Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in which he served until honorably discharged after one hundred days of service. He was twice bereft of a companion His
first wife, who was Miss Louisa W. Paine, died February 24 1863 and his second wife, who was Miss Barbara A Pitts died July 7, 1894. May 6 1896 he was married to Mrs. Viola Bailiff, and she and one sister, Mrs. Olivia Houck, of Edgerton, Ohio, survive. He Is also survived by several nephews and nieces. He was a member of Centerville M. E. Church and a charter member
of Dauntless Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Commlskey. Findagrave Link
Apri 13, 1876 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
An aged German was recently found dead near Seymour. He is supposed to be the father of Jacob Simon
, of this place, who wandered off several months ago in a fit of mental Aberation.
Mr. Era Rose
, formerly of Vernon, died of pneumonia, at his home in Missouri, and was buried on the 8th inst.
, late of Vernon, died of typhoid pneumonia at his home in that place, on last Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock, and was buried in the Vernon cemetery on Tuesday, at 4 o'clock p.m.
Died-On Sunday, the 9th inst., at the residence of her parents in St. Ann's, Miss Anna (Catherine) Decker
; aged about seventeen years. Findagrave Link
Mr. Thomas McLaughlin
, died of consumption at his home in Bigger township on the 5th inst., and was buried at Graham church on the 7th. His funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. N. Johnson.
On last Sunday about noon, John Wilkerson
died at his residence in this place, very suddenly. His wife and her sister went to church in the morning, leaving at home alone. When they returned they found him lying on the bed, dead. He was buried on Monday evening at 4 o'clock in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
died at his residence in this place last Friday morning at 2 o'clock. He was up and attending to his usual business on the previous day. His remains were taken to Centerville and buried there on last Sunday. Findagrave Link
September 21,1876 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Mrs Margaret (Lattimore) Barnes
, wife of Mr. F. M. Barnes, of Commiskey, died on last Friday night. Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J. C. Burt, at Graham church on last Sunday, after which her remains were buried in Graham cemetery. Findagrave Link
Died-On last Tuesday the 19th inst., Mr. Thomas Olcott
died at his residence in this place of typhoid fever. Mr. Olcott was first attacked with cholera morbus about three weeks ago while teaching school in Osgood. He came home immediately and was confined until his death. Mr. Olcott was well advanced in years and leaves a wife and several children to
mourn his loss. In his death the community have lost an honest, earnest, Christian man. He was a member of the M. E. church. The Sabbath school and church, and the moral and religious interests of our city will feel his loss very much. His funeral services were held in the M. E. church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m., when his remains were taken to Vernon and buried in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
May 23, 1902 - North Vernon Sun
Mrs. Melissa Dixon
, daughter of Elmyra and Joel Carson, was born Sept. 20, 1874, and died May 1, 1902. She married William Dixon Jan. 5, 1890, whom with three children she leaves to mourn their loss.
Mrs. Dixon has always been a most loving wife and christian woman, having united with the Baptist church at Bear Creek during the year 1889. During her sickness of 8 months she had constantly told her husband and friends she was ready to go when the Master called her. As an instance of her preparation she insisted on her husband getting her shroud two
months before she died, and when it was presented to her she smiled and said that it suited her.
As a neighbor she has shown the same quiet disposition as in her family, always the same yesterday as today. She will not only be a loss to her husband and children but an equal loss to the neighborhood making one less greater loving neighbor. She often expressed her fear that the kindness of her friends and neighhbors in her sickness could never be repaid.
January 8, 1920 - North Vernon Plain Dealer & Republican
HEARNE - Geneva Mae
, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hearne, died at the home of her parents, at Scipio, Sunday, January 4th, 1920, after a two weeks illness of pneumonia. She was three years of age. The funeral took place Tuesday and she was buried at Springer Cemetery, near Elizabethtown. She is survived by her father and mother, one brother and one
sister. Relatives and friends extend sympathy to the bereaved parents. Findagrave Link
EBLE - Ed Eble
, aged 63 years died at his home in Bigger Township January 1, 1920. Funeral service was conducted at the Graham Church, Saturday, by Rev. Rugnes, pastor of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife and three children. Ean Eble, of North Dakota; John Eble of Indianapolis; and Mrs. Cordia Wilkins, of Greenfield, Ind. Findagrave Link
CHURCHILL - Joe Churchill
, aged 56 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Edward Delay, at Holton, Thursday, January 1, 1920. The burial took place at Bethel, Sunday. Mr. Churchill was a resident of Connersville, Ind. and was visiting at his sister's home when he became ill and died. Findagrave Link
SILVER - Mrs. Elizabeth Silver
, age eighty-nine years, died at her home in the Rush Branch neighborhood, at 8:30 o'clock, Monday night, January 5th. Funeral service was held at Rush Branch, Thursday, conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Dupont Methodist Church. Burial took place in Rush Branch Cemetery. She is survived by three sons: James W. Silver of Butlerville, Cassius M. Silver,
of Rush Branch, and Amos C. Silver, of North Vernon: also by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Findagrave Link
LAFFERTY - James Lafferty
, aged twenty years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lafferty, northeast of Scipio, early this morning, January 8. Definite funeral arrangements have not been announced but it is likely that the funeral service will take place at the Scipio Catholic Church, Saturday morning, and the burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in this
city. He is survived by his parents and by three brothers, John, William and Ambrose, and one sister, Margaret, all of whom live with their parents. Findagrave Link
WHEATON - Byron Wheaton
, son of Mrs. John Wheaton of this city, died at his home at Indianapolis at 1:30 oclock, Tuesday afternoon, January 6th. The Funeral service was held at Indianapolis, at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday evening, conducted by the pastor of the Fletcher Place Methodist Church, of which congregation the deceased was a member. The body was brought to this city
Thursday morning and interred in the City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and four children; also by his mother, Mrs. John Wheaton, and three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Cone and Mrs. R. C. Gautier, of this city, and Mrs. Nina Verbarg, of Elkhart, Ind. Mr. Wheaton was a resident of this city for many years, previous to going to Indianapolis, and he has a host of friends here. Findagrave Link
January 15, 1920 - North Vernon Plain Dealer & Republican
SMITH - Mrs. Hester A. Smith
, aged 73 years, died at her daughter's home at Belleview, Wednesday, January 7th, 1920. Miss Hester A. Mower was born in Monroe Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, April 18th, 1846. She was united in marriage November 16th 1865 to Joseph H. Smith of Jennings County where her entire married life was spent. Three years ago she was moved to the home of
her daughter, Mrs. C. V. Murphy, of Belleview, where her death occurred. This union was blest with fourteen children, all living except three who with the father have preceded herr to that Great Beyond. Those living are U. E. Smith, of Benville; Mrs. C. V. Murphy, of Belleview; Mrs. C. H. Shonk, of Holton, Mrs. T. H. Shepherd, of Chicago; Mrs. C. G. Eble, of Monroe; Mrs. Geo. Wright of Cicero; Fred of
Indianapolis; Frank of Chicago; Roy and Charley of Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Smith united with the Graham Baptist church many years ago, living a consistant Christian life. She had been in very poor health for nearly six years, but bore her affliction with the utmost patience until God called her and she fell asleep. Mrs. Smith departed this life January 7th, 1920 age 73 years, 8 months and 20 days. She leaves
to mourn her loss eleven children, thirtyfour grand children and five great-grand children and a great number of relatives and friends.
She has crossed death stream
And on that golden shore
She will rest with Christ forever more,
The thought that comes to you and me,
Where shall we spend Eternity.
Farewell mother you have left us
God called you to that home above
We are sad but, oh we know
You are resting
Where all is joy and peace and love. Findagrave Link
AKINS - Thomas J. Akins
, aged seventy-three years, died at his home near Scipio, Tuesday, January 13th. Funeral services will be held at Reddington Christian Church at two o'clock Thursday afternoon and the burial will take place in Reddington Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one daughter Mrs. Anna Rich. Findagrave Link
COSGROVE - Frank K. Cosgrove
, aged sixty-eight years, died at his home on Fifth Street, this city, on Friday night, January 9th, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Graham Baptist Church, Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. C. P. Gibbs of First M. E. Church and burial took place in the Graham Cemetery. Burial service was conducted under the auspices of the
of the Masonic Lodge. Frank Kibble Cosgrove was the eldest son of the late Captain Franklin K. Cosgrove, M. D., of Harlan, Allen County, Ind., at which place then known as Maysville, Mr. Cosgrove was born, on November 23, 1851. In his early life, Mr. Cosgrove was active in politics and served for several years as deputy and then sheriff of Allen County. Later he took up commercial lines, from which he retired about
fifteen years ago, since which time he has resided on his farm, at San Jacinto. On September 16, 1872 Mr. Cosgrove was married to Miss Ella Cox, of Niles, Mich., and to this union were born five children, two of whom survive: Ward Cosgrove, of Eastland, Texas; and Mrs. Anna Fry, of this county. Mrs. Cosgrove died in 1898, and in October 1902 he married Miss Rosa Harrison, who survives him. Mr. Cosgrove was an
esteemed citizen and since his early manhood had been a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. Lodges. Besides his immediate family, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. E. T. Julian, of Terre Haute, Ind., two brothers, Joseph D. Cosgrove, of Kansas City, Mo. and Frederick H. Cosgrove, of Minneapolis, Minn. Findagrave Link
HULSE - Orville Hulse
, the three year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hulse, died at their home at Newcastle, Sunday, January 11th. The body was brought to this city, Tuesday and taken to the Hulse Cemetery near Scipio, for burial. Rev. W. D. Cole, of the Presbyterian Church, conducted a short funeral service at the grave. Findagrave Link
May 2, 1902 - North Vernon Sun
Mrs Frank E. Little [Ella J. Welcome]
died quite suddenly Thursday night, aged about 43 years. Mrs. Little has been an invalid for some months, but her friends had hopes that she would ultimately recover, and her death was wholly unexpected. Interment occurred Sunday afternoon in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
died at his home in this city Thursday morning after a long illness, of consumption, at the age of 25 years. Deceased was one of our best-known young citizens and had many friends who will regret to learn of his death. Interment occurred at Vernon Monday morning.
February 23, 1911 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Stanley - Mrs. Barbara Stanley
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lizie Mespelt, at San Bernadino, Cal., Feb. 14th. Mrs. Stanley was at one time a resident of Jennings County and is the grandmother of Misses Dora and Bessie Stanley, of this city. Findagrave Link
Holmes - Mrs. Mary Holmes
, age 61 years, died at the home of Mrs. V. C. Meloy, in this city Feb. 19th. The remains were shipped to Dupont, and the funeral took place from the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank Reynolds, Feb. 20th. Findagrave Link
Gannon - William Smith Gannon
, formerly of Jennings County, Ind., departed this life at his home in Datto, Ark., Feb. 14th 1911, at the age of sixty-seven years, ten months and four days. When twenty-seven years of age he obeyed the Gospel and from that time has faithfully worked in the cause of Christ. In the same year, 1870, he was united in marriage to Eliza Comley, of Madison, Ind. To them
were born ten children, three of whom died in infancy. He left behind the "Great Divide" a wife three sons, four daughters, two sisters and two brothers to mourn the loss of a devoted husband, loving father and brother. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Goodwin, were held at the home on Feb. 16th, at which the wife and all the children were present, as well as many friends.
The children from a distance were A.[rthur]
Gannon, of Sims, Ill., W. E. and Russell Gannon, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Lillian Wright and husband, of Danville, Ill. The text chosen for the service was from the twenty-third psalm, "The Lord is my Shepherd, etc." which psalm the departed quoted the night preceding his death. The remains were laid to rest in the Richwood Cemetery. Findagrave Link
James McCauley Sr.
one of the oldest pioneers of our city, died Wednesday at 3:10 P.M. after a short illness of pneumonia, aged seventy-five years. He was a native of County Antrin [Leitrim]
, Ireland coming to this country when he was only eight years old, living for a while in Pittsburg, Pa., then in Madison, Ind., and finally coming to this county. He was married to Ann McGinty in St. Micheal's church at Madison in 1856. They celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary on June 20, 1906. He was known to most everybody as "Uncle Jimmy" and was familiar to most of our citizens. He was a pleasant conversationalist and nearly every day was seen on our streets till a few days before his death. He was reputed to be one of the best dancers of jigs and reels in this part of the state having put it over the younger people just two months ago at the golden wedding of his friend, John Wrape, whom he had known for sixty years. He was a good
reader and kept posted on all current events and could relate nearly all the happenings of North Vernon, as he has watched it grow from the time it was only a few log cabins to the present day. He was the father of eight children, four of whom preceded him to the grave. He is survived by his wife and four sons, James J., Micheal, Thomas, and Dan, all of this city. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning Feb. 15th at St. Mary's church. Findagrave Link
January 14, 1930 - North Vernon Sun
FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN OREGON
Daniel R. Coryell
, M. D., died at his home in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jan. 2, 1930, aged 72 years. Dr. Coryell was born on the old Coryell homestead northeast of Vernon, Dec. 3, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Coryell. He attended the Vernon schools and after two years study in medicine under Dr. J. W. Mitchell, the father of Dr. Walter Mitchell, attended the Ohio Medical school in Cincinnati where he graduated. He began the practice of medicine in Van Buren, Ark., some time
in 1880. He later moved to Portland, Oregon, where he practiced about twenty-five years, then moved to Myrtle Creek ten years ago in declining health.
In Van Buren he was married to Miss Josephine Winters who with their children, Miss Ruby Coryell, of Myrtle Creek, Frank of Chicago, Mrs. Abbie McHale of California, and Charles of Myrtle Creek, survive him.
He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. W. N. Hess of Dyersburg, Tenn. and a brother Walter L. Coryell of near Payallup, Washington.
Dr. Coryell has been a successful physician and surgeon practicing for fifty years until his last illness. He was devoted to his family and the church of which he was an active member for many years.
Mr. Edward Megel
, aged 41, a World War veteran, died Monday night at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His home is at Four Corners but has spent the last few years in the west trying to recuperate from an illness with which he died.
The remains will be brought to this city Friday evening and the funeral services will be held at Four Corners Saturday morning and burial in the cemetery at Four Corners with full military honors.
He is survived by one son, Edward who was with him in New Mexico, his father, Joe Megel of near Hayden, one brother Joe, and a sister, Mrs. Angnes Smith both of Indianapolis. Findagrave Link
MR. JEP SIMMONS
Mr. Jep [Jeptha] Simmons
, 65 years of age, died early Wednesday morning after having been ill for some time.
Mr. Simmons had been a resident of this county all of his life and owned considerable property in Center township.
He is survived by widow, five sisters, Mrs. Ev Summerfield, of this city. Mrs. Maude Shumaker, Cambridge City, Mrs. Blanche Simmons Nolan, St. Petersburg, Florida, Mrs. Clara Mae, Brewersville and Miss Eva Simmons, Indianapolis, and three brothers, Leonard of Crothersville and Fred and Herbert of this city.
Funeral sevices will be held Friday. Findagrave Link
August 29, 1935 - North Vernon Sun
FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT PASSES AWAY TUESDAY
, 79 years of age, passed away at his home on the Albert Link farm, west of Greensburg, Tuesday morninng. He had resided on the farm for the past twenty years.
Mr. Robbins was a native of Jennings county and was the son of Joel and Mary Hartwell Robbins was born in Jennings county on June 29, 1856. In May, 1878 he was united in marriage to Emma Wagner. He was a member of the Burney Baptist church.
Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock at the Union Baptist church with Rev. R. S. Thorne officiating and burial in the Union church cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. John Alexander, of Greensburg, and Mrs. William Alexander, of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren and four greatgrand children. A daughter Mrs. Emza Elder passed away on December 25, 1934.
, 74 years of age, died at his farm home near North Vernon, August 16, 1935, after several weeks of illness. Besides the wife and companion are two sons, Virgil Niccum, of Indianapolis, five grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, Albert Niccum, of Chattanooga Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
He was united with the Presbyterian church forty nine years ago, and was an ardent Christian worker. At the time of his death he was the oldest in the North Vernon church. He assisted in organizing the church in Flora, Ind., and was a charter member there and helped build the church and it was very fitting that his body rest there.
The body was brought to the Lester funeral home at Flora, Friday evening. Funeral services were held at the Flora Presbyterian church, Sunday, August 18th at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. F. H. Collier, assisted by Rev. O. L. Prentice.
August 22, 1935 - North Vernon Sun
Mrs. Belle Mowery
aged 74, widow of William Mowery, died at her home near Azalia last Saturday. Funeral and burial at Sandcreek Friends church on Sunday afternoon. Mrs Mowery was a Miss Belle Demint and both she and her husband were natives of this community.
, aged 86, died Monday, at the home of his son Ed Lucky north-east of town. His death was caused by complications of diseases due to his advanced age. Funeral and burial Wednesday. Findagrave Link
MRS. FRANK WELLS
Mrs. Maude E. Wells
, wife of Frank Wells. died at her home on South State Street, Sunday afternoon following an illness of about two years.
Mrs. Wells was born in Marion, Ind., and was the daughter of James and Amanda Smith Berry. She had spent practically her entire life in Mitchell, Seymour and this city, where she and her husband moved in the year 1921. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodges. She was well known throughout
the city and had many friends who mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at ten o'clock Tuesday morning with burial in the Mitchell cemetery.
She is survived by her mother, husband, two brothers, James D. Berry, of Columbus, and Robert Berry, of Greensburg, three sisters, Mrs. Eula Routt, of Greensburg, Mrs. Oscar Patrick and Miss Margaret Berry both from Mitchell, two nieces and one nephew. Findagrave Link
Mr. JAMES WOOD
Mr. James Wood
, aged 77 years, died at his home on walnut Street extension, Monday evening, after an illness of about twenty-one months.
Mr. Wood was born in Edinburg Scotland, Nov. 4, 1857, and came to this country when a small child. He had lived in this city for many years and had made many friends who were grieved to hear of his passing. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. His wife preceded him in death about a year ago.
Funeral services were held at the residence this (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. L. V. Rule, of Goshen, Ky., officiating. Burial in Hillcrest with services conducted by the Masons.
He is survived by one daughter Miss Lillian Wood and one son Archie Wood, of Greensburg, and several grandchildren. Findagrave Link
July 25, 1935 - North Vernon Sun
, aged 84 years died at her home on West O & M Avenue, about three o'clock Monday afternoon, after a long illness.
Miss McCafferty had spent a great deal of her life around this county and was a highly respected woman of the community. She was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. During her illness her sister from California was here nursing her.
Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Wednesday morning at nine o'clock with Rev. Omer Eisenman officiating and burial in St. Mary's cemetery.
She had no direct survivors except her sister. Findagrave Link
Mr. Andrew Hahn
, aged 50 years, died at his home in the St. Denis neighborhood, Thursday, July 18th.
Funeral services were held at the St. Denis Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m., wiith Rev. Urbach, pastor of the St. Ann's church, officiating. Burial in the Milhousen cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Hahn, two sons, Gilbert and Morris, one daughter, Suzanne, six brothers, Charles, Henry, Albert, Leonard, Fred and Lawrence Hahn, five sisters, Mrs. Herman Roliers, Mrs. Frank Nutter, Mrs. William Link, of Greensburg, Mrs. William Bruntg and Miss Carlotte Hahn, who lives at home. Findagrave Link
JOHN E. JONES
Mr. John E. Jones
, aged 74 years, died at his home in the Cherry Park neighborhood, Friday night.
Mr. Jones was a retired railway mail clerk and was very well known throughout the county. His many friends were grieved to hear of his passing.
Funeral services were held by the K. of P. Lodge at the residence, Monday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. George Curtis officiating and burial in Hillcrest.
He is survived by the widow, three daughters and one son.
ERNEST WAYNE ROBERSON
Ernest Wayne Roberson, aged 3 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Roberson north of Brewersville, Thursday.
Funeral services were held at the residence, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with burial in the Kellar Graveyard.
Besides his parents he is survived by one brother and two sisters. Findagrave Link
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