VARIOUS OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES - PART 4
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MARCH 7, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
WELL KNOWN BANKER DIES
Mr. E. P. Trapp
, aged 63 years, died at the Schneck Memorial hospital in Seymour, Tuesday morning after a very severe illness.
His ill health terminated in two major operations at the Seymour hospital this week, but his trouble could not be corrected and he passed away Tuesday.
Mr. Trapp was born in Lovett township, Jennings county, October 9, 1871, and spent his entire life in this county.
He was long associated with the banking institutions of this county, having been identified with this business for approximately thirty-eight years.
he held the position of first assistant cashier of the Vernon bank and was then advanced to cashier. Upon the consolidation of the Vernon Bank with the then North Vernon National Bank,
now known as the Union Bank & Trust Company, Mr. Trapp was assistant cashier and remained with this institution from December 1, 1944 .
At that time he accepted the position of cashier of the Bank of Dupont, Indiana, which position he held at the time of his death.
He served as a member of the School Board of Vernon for several terms and was very active in civic affairs.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. Merl H. Kennedy officiating, and burial in Vernon cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Phillips, Mrs. William Kempson, Mrs. Carl Lunsford, all of Vernon, Mrs. May Whitcomb, of Scipio, one son
John W. Trapp, of LaGrange, Kentucky, nine grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Findagrave Link
MRS. BERTHA VANBLARICUM
Mrs. Bertha VanBlaricum
, aged 61 years, died Wednesday morning about four o'clock, at her apartment home, on Walnut street, after a short severe illness.
Mrs. VanBlaricum became ill last week and her condition grew steadily worse developing into inflamation of the brain, which resulted in her death.
She was well known having many friends through her work at the Union Meat Market.
Besides the husband, W. H. VanBlaricum she is survived by two sons. Russell, of this city, and Forrest VanBlaricum, of Indianapolis, one daughter, Mrs. Joy Lane,
also of Indianapolis, her mother in Kansas, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W. H. Dillard, officiating and burial in the Garland Brook
cemetery at Columbus. Findagrave Link
FEBRUARY 21, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
AGED RESIDENT DIES
Mr. Joseph Sadler
, aged 88 years died at his home northeast of this city, Friday night, after a short illness of a few weeks.
Mr. Sadler was born in Germany and came to this country at the age of sixteen years. He lived in Cincinnati for a short time and then came to this county where he had
lived ever since. while following the occupation of farming he also conducted an ice business and slaughter hause and was an energetic and active man up until the time of his illness.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nora Rettig, of Logansport, Mrs. Margaret Ferguson, of Globe, Arizona, Sister Geraldine, who is teaching in a high school at
Chicago, Miss Mary Sadler, of New York, one son Ed Sadler, fifteen granchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Omer Eisenman with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
MR. PATRICK MANLEY
Mr. Pat Manley
, aged 79 years, died at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Jim Wickens, Thursday night after a severe illness.
Mrs. Manley died several years ago. This elderly couple was well known and had a great many friends who admired them both for their kindly nature in spite of illness or
adverse circumstances. For some years before her death Mrs. Manley was almost totally blind but it was always a pleasure to spend the afternoon with her and her husband at their farm east of
this city. After her death Mr. Manley went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Wickens at whose home he died.
He is survived by Mrs. Wickens and one brother, James Manley, of Anderson.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church conducted by Rev. Omer Eisenman with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
Mr. and Mrs. James Manley Sr., and son John, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thicle and children all of Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Milson and son of Elwood, were here to attend the funeral of
Mr. Patrick Manley, Monday.
MRS. C. H. HUGHES
Mrs. C. H. Hughes
, aged 75 years, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Webster on South State street Thursday night as a result of a paralytic stroke suffered Wednesday February 6th.
Mrs. Hughes had come from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Deputy, in Gary on a business trip and was a guest at the Webster home when she became ill.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Opal Deputy, of Gary, one son, Mr. Everett Hughes, of Pueblo, Colorado, and four grandchildren, Miss Helen Hughes, of Indianapolis,
Ralph Hughes, of Pueblo Colo., and Frances and Hugh Dupty, of Gary.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church with Rev. Harry O. Kenner, officiating, and burial in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
January 24, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
MAN STRUCK AND KILLED
Mr. Andy Baer
, aged 78 years was struck by a car and killed at about 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday) while walking on the highway west of town.
The driver of the car took Mr. Baer into Chris Horstman's home and then call ed Diekhoff ambulance.
Mr. Baer was an uncle of Mrs. Henry Horstman of this city.
Funeral and burial arrangements had not been made at this time.
MR. D. W. CLARK
Mr. David Wesley Clark
, aged 79 years died at his home in Brewersville, Tuesday morning.
He had been ailing in health for some time and had been seriously ill during the past month.
Mr. Clark was born and raised in Jennings county, having lived on a farm just north of Brewersville until several years ago when he moved into the town.
He was a charter member of the United Brethern church at Pleasant View and services will be held from there, Friday morning at 10:00 with burial in Westport cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, three daughters, Mrs. William Milholland of Terre Haute, Mrs. Liston Chaille of near Zenas, and Mrs. George Allee of Indianapolis, three
sons, Otto and James, of Indianapolis, and Sam of this city, twenty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Findagrave Link
DR. J. B. IRWIN
Dr. J. B. Irwin
, who would have been 85 years of age had he lived till Fraiday, passed away at his home in Hayden, Wednesday night.
He is survived by five sons, James of Florida, Clifford, in Texas, Warren in Greenwood, Herschel of Seymour, Otis, Bloomfield, and two daughters, one in Canada and one
Funeral arrangements had not been made at this time.
RECEIVES WORD OF DEATH
Mrs. Sally Davis received word this week of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Vawter
, at Saylor Park, Ohio.
Mrs. Vawter had been ill for several years and death came Tuesday January 22nd.
Burial services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at Dillsboro.
She is survived by the husband, one daughter. Mrs. Harry Smith, of Dillsboro, and one step daughter Mrs. Edward Baker, of Cincinnati.
January 11, 1883 - VERNON JOURNAL
Henry Carney, Sr.
, died at his home near Vernon on the 5th Inst, and was buried yesterday in the Vernon Cemetery, after funeral .services at tho Baptist church. A large concourse of
friends and relatives were in attendance. Uncle Henry was well and favorably known all over the county, having at one time served as County Commissioner; and has filled various places of trust to the honor and credit
of his country. The family has the symjiathy of our people. BISHOP Findagrave Link
February 17, 1905 - VERNON JOURNAL
In the death of Mrs. Nancy Patrick Carney
, Jennings county loses one of its oldest and most esteemed residents; her church a faithful and loyal member; her children and grand-children a kind and loving one.
Mrs. Carney was born September 27, 1821, near Watson, Clark county, Ind., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Patrick.
While attending school when a mere child, the streams often became swolen and as there were no bridges in those days, she was compelled to stay with neighbors for days until the creeks subsided.
On December 18, 1838, she was married to Henry Carney and at once came to the farm on Carney's Branch two miles east of Vernon, where the older Carney families had settled, having emigrated
from Kentucky at an early date. There being no railroads in Indiana at the time of her marriage the trip from Clark county was made on horse back. Deer, wildcats and other of the larger wild game were then common in this county.
A few years after Mr. and Mrs. Carney were married the Freedom Baptist church was founded. Both were charter members and active workers in the church as long as their health permitted.
To Mr. and Mrs. Carney were born eight children Mary, Mrs Joseph Hinchman; Elizabeth, Mrs. James Myers; Mrs. Albert Barnum; and John Carney have preceeded their mother to the great beyond.
Mrs. Albert (Emma) Barnum of Butlerville; Thomas B. Carney of Grayford; and Henry Carney of Franklin; are surviving children. Besides these three, are twenty three grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Carney died January 26, 1905 the cause of her death being pneumonia.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Owens, in the Baptist church at Vernon after which burial took place in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
October 19, 1887 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
On Monday evening Oct. 17th, of typhoid fever, at the residence of her son-in-law, Monroe Marsh, at Greensburg, Ann, wife of Marvel Carroll
. On Tuesday she was buried in the Summerfield cemetery.
She was born in New Jersey on Sept. 29th, 1817 [Headstone says 28th]
, and was married to Marvel Carroll in 1832. During her long life she was an exemplary member of the Christian church, and her funeral sermon was preached by Elder Brazelton, of that faith. Findagrave Link
Aunt Phebe Gannon
, after a lingering illness, died last week at the residence of her son, Wm. Gannon, and was interred in Six Mile cemetery. One by one the old pioneers are dropping out. Mrs.Gannon
was one of the early settlers here, having lived in this county over fifty years, beloved by all who knew her. Her husband, Abram Gannon, preceded her to the tomb several years. He lives lives in the memory of all. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf, an aged German lady, died at John Layman's, her home, on Friday and was buried at Centerville on Saturday.
October 17th. A. T. RAVELER
September 22,1900 - NORTH VERNON SUN
At his home in Paris Crossing, Ind. on July 29, 1900. William Harrison Redman
entered into his heavenly rest.
Mr. Redman was born in Mercer county, Ky., Jan. 20, 1842, removing to Indiana in 1849, residing in this state since that time. He was united in marriage to Surrilda J. Wiggam, Oct. 17, 1872.
Three children have blessed this union. Dr. Alonzo H., of Scipio, Ind., Tilden H. deceased, and Burley H., deceased. After a long illness his patient life closed in the silent throes of death. When the Master called the faithful husband
and father heard and obeyed. The life of this man was spotless and the type of true manhood. In early life he became a member of the Christian church, remaining as such until 1888, when he united with the M. E. Church at Mt. Gilead, and lived a
consistent christian until death. His was a quiet christian life, but none the less devoted. It may be truly said that he lived his religion. Throughout his entire suffering he was patient and at several times expressed himself as being
ready to receive whatsoever might come, and that he was prepared to meet the Savior "who doeth all things well." This brother, father and husband leaves two brothers and two sisters out of a group of thirteen, one son out of a group of
three; an only little grandson; a wife with whom he has spent a life of deepest love and devotion, together with an unlimited list of friends. In the death of Mr. Redman the neighbors have lost a true friend and citizen, the church a shining
light, the brothers and sisters a typical brother, the son and grandson a father and advisor, and the wife a husband in the truest sense of the word and one whom she rests assured she can join in that "mysterious realm" where they shall rest
in peace throughout eternity. Funeral services were conducted at Wesley Chapel church Scott county, Tuesday evening, July 31, by his pastor, Rev. S. J. Cross and the remains tenderly laid away in the presence of a multitude of sorrowing
relatives and friends. Findagrave link
September 5,1900 - VERNON JOURNAL
aged 84 years, died at the home of his son Thomas S. James, in Lovett township, Friday night August 31, 1900. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Wykoff, at the Hopewell M. E> church,
Sunday morning, in the presence of a very large assemblage of friends. Mr. James was one of the sturdy and most highly respected pioneers of the county. His life has been an open book of kindly deeds. Sleep and rest has overtaken a faithful
pilgrim who walked on life's highway. Findagrave Link
February 10, 1892 - BANNER PLAIN DEALER
Henry T. Vawter
, city marshal, dropped dead of heart failure upon the street on Wednesday evening about 4 o'clock. He had been feeling unwel for a few days, but nothing serious was anticipated. Death was instant. He
was carried to his home on Fifty street and physicians summoned to the bedside, but he was beyond all human aid. He was an old citizen of this county, and had the esteem and respect of everybody. He had previously served the city as marshal,
and was an able and efficient officer. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McRee at the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, after which the remains in charge of the Knights of Honor, of which he was a member, were borne to their last
resting place in the cemetery at Vernon.
Butler-At his home near this city on Thursday morning, Feb. 4th, of heart disease, Mr. Calvin Butler
, aged 59 years.
The remains were shipped to Shelbyville, his former home, on Friday for interment. Findagrave Link
January 8, 1890 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
, who broke a thigh bone recently, was thought to be getting along well until Monday evening. The remains were interred in the Kellar cemetery on Friday. Mrs. Eddleman had been a resident of this township for a long
time and her upright christian life had made her many friends.
February 4, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
WILKINS-Captain E. F. Wilkins
aged 70 years, 11 months and 5 days, died at his home at Indianapolis, on January 20th. The remains were brought to Vernon, Saturday morning, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. G. Jann
at the M. E. Church. Interment took place in the Hayden Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, eight children, one stepdaughter, and many grand-children. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of Company C., 26th Ohio
Regiment, which with General Sherman, made the famous trip to the sea. Findagrave Link
GOODHUE-Mrs. Elvira C. Goodhue
, wife of Walter S. Goodhue, died at Indianapolis, January 26th, '15. The remains were shipped to this city, Thursday, January 26th, and taken in charge by Undertaker H. H. Dowd. The funeral cortege
proceeded to Hayden, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jann, at the Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon. Interment took place in Six Mile Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, three sons, Walter, Archie and Earl, and one
daughter, Stella. One daughter preceeded her in death. Mrs. Goodhue was a resident of Hayden until May 1913, when she moved to Indianapolis. She was a member of the Hayden Baptist Church. Findagrave Link
, aged eighty-three years, died at his home in Vernon, Monday, February 1st. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Vernon, Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. Jann. The remains were interred
in the Vernon Cemetery. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife survives him. Findagrave Link
MILLER-Mrs. Leo Miller
, aged twenty years, died at her home in Vincennes, Monday, February 1st. The deceased became well acquainted in this city, when she visited at the home of her father-in-law, Henry Miller, several months
ago. Mr. and Mrs. Miller had been married just one year, and many are the expressions of sympathy for the young husband, from his many friends in this city. The funeral took place from St. John's Catholic Church at Vincennes, Wednesday, and the remains were
interred in the Cemetery there.
LOFTUS-Mrs. Mary Loftus
, aged sixty-two years, died at her home in this city, Monday, February 1st. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Thursday morning and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Miss Josephine, of this city, Miss Nellie, of Chicago, and Mrs. Julia Buring, of Vincennes; also by four sons, Will and Joe, of this city, and George and John, of Indianapolis. Findagrave Link
February 17, 1892 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
ROBERT H. SWIFT
Was born in New Castle, Lawrence county, Pa., January 9th, 1847, and died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, February 11th, 1892, having lived 45 years, 1 month and 2 days.
He came to Indiana in his early youth, and in 1861, when the dark clouds of rebellion hung as a pall over our glorious Republic, and when the starts and stripes were fired upon by disunionists, it was then that the loyal North sprang
to arms to defend the flag of the Union, and with that grand army of patriots, Robert H. Swift was found in the front rank. He was a United States soldier at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 3 days. He enlisted in Co. I, 52d Regt. I.V.I., under Capt. Daniel
Bacon and Chaplain Mark Robinson, and served continously for 3 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was always ready to do his duty, was with that gallant band of heroes throughout all its hard marches, in its battles, shared its trials, reaped its glories, and
crowned with its victories.
He was married to Miss Hulda Shepherd by Rev. Asbury B. Hester, at the residence of Col. Alanson Andrews, at North Vernon, Nov. 10th, 1867. He leaves a widow and two sons surviving him. He was a Mason, Knight of Pythias and Sir Knight
Herald of the U. R. K.of P. He was a good, kindhearted citizen, always ready to relieve the poor and distressed, was of an obliging and generous nature, strong in his convictions in morality, upheld the laws of the land, defended the honor of his country, and
finally gave up his life because of disease incurred while battling for freedom, liberty and the preservation of the Union.
Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. G. M. Smith delivered an able sermon. The funeral was under the direction of the Masons, K. of P. and O.R.C. Remains were laid at rest in the city cemetery.
WETZEL-At the home of her uncle, Valentine Wetzel, near this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 1892, of la grippe, Miss Lizzie Wetzel
, aged 26 years.
This death was very sudden and unexepected as the deceased was sick but one day. Her remains were taken to Weston on Wednesday, and after funeral services at the home of her uncle were interred in the Hopkins' grave yard.
WELLS-at her home near this city, on Friday morning, Feb. 12th, 1892, Miss Anna Wells
, daughter of Anthony Wells, aged 14 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Hundt at the Catholic church on Saturday afternoon, after which her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
SNODGRASS-At her home in this city, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 10th, 1892 of consumption, Miss Annie Snodgrass
, aged 30 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Mcree, at the residence, Friday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
STONEMETZ- At Opdyke, Ill., Feb. 11th, 1892, Mrs. Lucinda Stonemetz
wife of Dr. J. Stonemetz of that place, and sister of Mrs. E. Whitmore, of North Vernon.
Mrs. Stonemetz was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Wilson. Her girlhood and all her early life was spent in Vernon, Ind. She was married to Rev. Dr. J. Stonemetz in August 1852; she untied with the M. E. church when she was quite young
and was a faithful member until death.
SAUPE-At her home in Vernon, on Monday morning, February 15, 1892, after a long and painful illness of lung fever, Mrs. Eliza Saupe, aged 79 years and 11 months.
Eliza Ann Weatherford
was born at Indian, Kentucky, March 15th, 1812, and was married to Frederick Saupe in 1852. They came to Vernon soon after their marriage have lived there ever since. She leaves a husband and one son to mourn their
loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon, after which he remains were laid at rest in the Vernon cemetery.
DEVERSY-At his home in Indianapolis, of congestion of the stomach, on Tuesday Feb. 9th, Mr. Jacob DeVersy
, aged 44 years.
Deceased was a brother of N. DeVersy, of Vernon and Mrs. John Gasper, of this city, and was well known to some of our citizens. His funeral took place on Thursday.
REIHL-At the home of his mother, Mrs. Jacob Riehl, on State street, Saturday morning, Feb. 13th Paul Riehl
, aged 3 years.
Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church on Sabbath and interment in the Catholic cemetery.
MURRAY-At his home in this city, on Friday, Feb. 12th, 1892, Patrick Murray
, aged about 65 years.
Mr. Murray was an old and highly respected citizen. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Hundt, on Saturday, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
WILSON-Near Rush Branch, on Feb. 10th, 1892, Aurula Wilson
Another little lamb has gone,
To dwell with Him who gave:
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more angel child,
Amid His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our Aurula's hand. M.F.W.
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