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The first Obituary pages each got too large so I am continuing here. To search this page use Ctrl F to bring up a search box. My notes in this color purple. I have also added a link to findagrave when I could find one. Sheila Kell

    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 [1934]. 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, 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

    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. 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, 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
    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. 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, 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 in Boston.
    Funeral arrangements had not been made at this time.
    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

    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
Passed Away
    Enoch James 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

Brewersville Letter
    Mrs. Eddleman, 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.

    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
    GEORGE-Phillip George, 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

    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.

August 3, 1898 - NORTH VERNON SUN
    Sarah Ewing died July 16, 1898, aged 95 years, 3 months and 29 days. She was born March 17, 1803; was married to Jamew Ewing December 4, 1823; became the mother of twelve children. Sixty-seven years ago she was baptized and became a member of the Baptist church, and in 1851 joined the Zion Baptist church and was a faithful and devoted christian. She was an inspiration and benediction to her children and many friends to mourn their loss, but all rejoice to believe that she rests in perfect peace, and that their loss is her gain. The funeral was conducted by Lott Randolph at the Zion Baptist church on Monday, July 18, 1898. Findagrave Link

August 17, 1898 - NORTH VERNON SUN
    W. D. Adams was born near Elizabethtown, Ind., August 19, 1856. He was the son of William C. and Elizabeth Gale Adams. His mother died when he was but five years of age. His live until his marriage was spent about Elizabethtown. He married Miss Elizabeth McDonald January 22, 1879. To this union were born six children, five of whom are still living. For some months past Mr. Adams had felt that his time on earth was short. He wrestled with sciatic fheumatism and its complications until July 31, 1898, when heart failure closed this life of earnest, loving work. Mr. Adams was a member of the Orders of Knights of Phythias, Red Men and Good Templars, having been an officer of the Grand Lodge of the later some years ago. He was an active, successful and growing business man, and will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends all over the State. The body was taken to Elizabethtown for interment on Tuesday morning. Findagrave Link

March 14, 1900 - VERNON JOURNAL
    Charles W. Shepherd was born Dec. 1, 1827, near Hopewell, Jennings county, and died at his home at Westport, Decatur county, March 1, 1900, aged 73 years and 3 months. He was married to Mary P. Eddy, Oct. 15, 1854, to this union were born four children preceded him in death. He afterwards married Lydia J. Eddy, Jan. 8, 1879; to this union were born four children, one son and three daughters. He enlisted in Company K. 120th, Regt. on Dec. 28, 1863, was discharged Jan. 8, 1866. He joined the M. E. church at Hopewell at the age of 16 and removed his membership to the M. E. church, at Wesport in Dec. 1882. He leaves a wife and five children and one brother, Alex Shepherd, of North Vernon. Interment at Horse Shoe Bend cemetery. J. F. Hamilton, funeral director.
March 9, 1900 - GREENSBURG STANDARD, Pg. 2
    C. W. Shepherd died at his home near this place on March 1st, 1900, aged 72 years and three months. He was married to Mary P. Eddy Oct. 15, 1854, to this union was born four children. The mother and three children preceded him in death. He afterward married Lydia J. Eddy, Jan. 19, 1879. To this union was born four children, one son and three daughters. He enlisted Dec. 28, 1863 in Company K. 120th Regt. was discharged Jan. 8, 1866. He joined the M. E. church at Hopewell, Jennings county, at the age of sixteen, and joined the M. E. church at Westport, Dec. 1882. He leaves a wife and five children and one brother, Alex Shepherd, of North Vernon. Interment at Horse Shoe Bend cemetery. J. F. Hamilton, funeral director. Findagrave Link

    Benjamin F. Budd was born in Covington Ky., Oct. 17, 1848; died in North Vernon, Ind., Feb. 16, 1900. He was married to Miss Mary N. Ryan, Jan. 7, 1869. She preceded him to the home of the blest something over a year ago. To them were born two children, one son and one daughter, who are left to mourn the departure of their father. When about 18 years of age he moved from Kentucky to Chicago, where he learned his trade and met and married his life's companion. About eighteen years ago he moved to Commiskey, where he made his home until his wife's death, since which time he has lived with his daughter in North Vernon. He united with the M. E. church at Hopewell in 1882, to which he remained a consistant and faithful member to the last, believing that it was faith in Jesus Christ which saves and delivers from death. He was a kind and loving husband, a faithful and devoted father, a loyal and steadfast friend. He was always bright and sunny, and even in his last like a tired child on its mother's bosom, so peaceful was his death. He has gone from this earthly house of clay, with its discouragements and disappointments to a mansion prepared by the eternal hands of God, and we believe is now free from the ills of sin and death. He heard the summons of the reaper, Death, who is the messenger of God, and wrapped the drapery of his couch about him has gone forth, not like dumb, driven cattle, but as a hero in the strife, knowing that he could cry, "victory through our Lord and through our Christ." Findagrave Link

    George N. Kendrick, eldest son of J. L. Kendrick, was born on the Kendrick farm near Hayden, Ind., February 3rd, 1865. His childhood and youth was spent here with his parents. In 1885 the parents moved from the farm to Hayden, which continued to be his death. Our subject united with the M. E. church in Hayden, during the great revival conducted by Rev. T. W. Northcott. In 1884, and continued a consistent member until his death. He was united in marriage to Jennie C. Lafferty, November 29th, 1886. He contacted a severe cold in August 1897 from the effects of which he never recovered. After trying in vain, to be cured by various physicians, he went in search for a climate that might restore him to health. He left home January 5th 1898, and went to New Mexico. After remaining here some time he went to Colorado and engaged in light business but finding the climate against his recovery, he went to California and remained some time, returning home May 13th,1899. During his travels he grew gradually weaker, and after returning home he said to his mother, "Only the Great Physician can heal me." He was not afraid to die, and so expressed himself to various members of the family. He met death without a murmer and with deep meditation as though in the distant sky, he read a new revelation of hope and comfort, from the great Redeemer of men. He died March 31st, 1900, aged 36 years, 1 month and 28 days.

    Sarah Emeline Cortner Amick was born August 2, 1839, and died March 6, 1900, aged 60 years, 7 months, 4 days. Her parents, George and Nancy Cortner, lived near New Market, Clark county, where she was born. When but a small child her parents moved to Westport, Kentucky, where her mother died, when Emeline was but seven years of age. She then lived with her aunt and father until she was eleven years old, when her father died. Being left an orphan, she returned to New Market and made her home, for a short time with her uncle, Wm. Covert. Then she went to Mooresville and lived for two years with Mrs. Hunt. She then went to Indianapolis and stayed a short time, returning to New Market to make her home with her uncle, Abram Cortner. Here she became the playmate and companion of Mrs. Margaret Cortner Amick and Mrs. Clarinda Cortner Wilkins, who were like sisters to her. It was during these happy days of her lonely life that she became acquainted with James H. Amick. They were married August 8, 1857, and have ever since maintained a happy, cheerful, loving Christian home. They lived for the first six years near where they were married, then two years near Hartsville. Since that time, for the past thirty-five years their home has been on their farm, near Scipio, which was settled by Nicholas Amick in 1816, and their home has been what only a loving Christian wife and mother could make. Order, neatness, patience and cheerfulness were hers in abundance. Thoughtful to the last of her household duties and social relations, she called her husband to her bedside, had him place the engagement ring on her finger, advised him as to her wishes, and, full of the Christian spirit, prayed for the time to come for her to meet her Master. Always cheerful in life, not sad at death; uncomplaining in her sickness and grateful to those who attended her, the friend of all, the enemy of none; a faithful member of the church and a willing hand in acts of charity; kind in sickness and never tiring in lending help to those who needed it; a mother to be imitated and a wife to be loved. Emeline, having so lived among us, that amid the sadness of friends and mourning of husband and daughter, passed away in the sweetness of Christian spirit mourned by all who knew her. Findagrave Link

    Robert Tharp was born in Geneva township, Jennings county, Indiana, on October 8th, 1830; died June 1st, 1899, aged 68 years, 5 months and 23 days.
    On the 23d day of March, 1856, he was married to Mary Elizabeth French, who was born at Cincinnati, O., October 2d, 1836. This union, which was a happy one, terminated August 30th, 1889, by the death of the wife, whose departure was mourned by the husband and six children. Three sons, Will, Abe and Fred, have been living in the West for a number of years. The daughters, Lola and Florence, live at Greenwood, Ind. The other son, Charley, with the assistance of his wife, kept the old home intact ready for the home-coming of the brothers and sisters, and looking after the welfare of the father.
    Mr. Tharp was, at the time of his death, the oldest native-born citizen of Geneva township. He spent his entire life in and around Scipio; made friends of all, and passed peacefully to that country from whose bourue no traveler returns mourned by the entire community.
    He was not a member of any religious organization, and yet was a christian, having for his motto and practicing daily the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would that others would do unto you." He always looked after the comfort of others before before recognizing his own needs. The child, the sick and needy, even the wandering beggar can testify to his unselfish character.
    With loving care we laid him to rest in the churchyard by the side of his wife, the loved one of his youth, among many other silent occupants of the grave who in their life could testify to his virtues, and in their last ilness received the ministrations of our departed friend.
    Rev. Todd, of Franklin, conducted the funeral services at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, June 3d, under the auspices of the G.A.R., Sons of Veterans serving as active, and members of the G.A.R. as honorary pallbearers. Findagrave Link

    MILES-Wm. Miles, aged fifty two years, died at his home in the Deer Creek neighborhood, Saturday morning, February 16th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Davis and the burial took place in the Summerfield Cemetery. Three brothers and one sister survive. Findagrave Link
    WILLMAN-Henry Willman, aged 78 years, died at his home on Hoosier Stree, Tuesday night, February 19th. Funeral services will be held at the residence at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Hoffman, of the Lutheran Church. The burial wil takke place in the City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and five children, Miss Kate Willman, of Indianapolis; Mrs. George Seely, of Detroit; William Willman, of Chicago; Albert Willman, of East McKeesport, Pa.; and Miss Bertha Willman, of this city.
    CLERKIN-Helen Florence, the little seventeen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clerkin, died at their home at three o'clock, Sunday morning, of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerinn, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Monday afternoon, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Year of death on Find A Grave is incorrect-I have requested a correction. Findagrave Link
    LILLY-Silas S. Lilly, aged 73, died suddenly at his home near Brewersville, Saturday evening, February 16th. Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church, at nine o'clock Wednesday morning, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters. Mr. Lilly was one of the prominent men of the county, being widely known and respected. He held the position of assistant highway superintendent for the past four years, his term of office expiring shortly before his death. His death is mourned by a host of devoted friends. Findagrave Link
    WALKER-Mrs. Lucretia Walker, aged 78, died at her home on North State Street, this morning. Arrangements for funeral have not yet been announced.
    HARGESHEIMER-Phillip Hargesheimer, Sr., aged 97 years, died at his home in Lovett Township, Tuesday morning, February 19th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cole, of the Vernon Presbyterian Church, Thursday afternoon. Findagrave Link

Vernon Local Column
    Miss Polly Ann Toler died on Friday morning, after a short illness. On Saturday she was buried in the Baldwin graveyard, near town. Findagrave Link

    Thomas Benton Reed, son of Perry and Martha Reed, was born in Missouri, on July 4, 1847 died in the Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus, Indiana, July 25th 1923, aged 76 years and 21 days.
    He was married to Eliza Mix on April 21st 1870. They traveled life's rugged pathway happily together until February 1917 when Mrs. Reed passed into the Great Beyond. No children were ever born to Mr. and Mrs. Reed but they took into their home a nephew and niece namely. Dare Mix and Jessie Mix. The affections of Mr. and Mrs. Reed were as deeply centered in these children as if they had been of their own flesh and blood. It is doubtful if any children ever received any more from their own parents as these two received from their Uncle and Aunt.
Dare Mix sought his fortune in the West when rather a young man but Jessie remained with her uncle and aunt, receiving her education in the Vernon High School. Afterwards she was united in married to Rev. Judson Morris of Indianapolis. Sorrow came suddenly to the heart of Mr. Reed when his niece Mrs. Jessie Morris on November 17 1922 passed to that land from whose "Bourne no traveler her return."
    The place next dearest to the heart of Mr. Reed's home and family was Mt. Ina Lodge No. 73 I.O.O.F. Vernon, Indiana, of which he had been a member for 55 years and which he was serving as a member of its board of trustees at the time of his death. His last act as such officer was to arrange for the re-decoration of this Lodge Hall. It is to be regretted that he could not have lived to enjoy the results of his efforts in that undertaking. He was a member of Harvey Encampment No 53 I.O.O.F. for nearly 50 years and was its Scribe at the time of his death. He was also a member of Ida Rebekah Lodge No. 33 I.O.O.F. for many years.
    He was a member of Rescue Lodge No. 26 Knights of Pythias for more than 49 years. There was probably no more ardent lodge man than Mr. Reed and none who came nearer living up to the precepts of their teachings than he. His religious belief was that of Universal Salvation to all who love, trust and obey Almighty God and at the same time treat those about him as he would have those treat him and to do unto others as he would wish them to do unto him. This belief he forcibly impressed on those about him and who know him. The principles of these were the standards by which he lived and are the most to be desired that can be imagined. He was engaged in the manufacturing business for about a half century in his home town and about thirty years before his death helped to organize the Reed & Rogers Manufacturing Company. He served as President of this concern until about three years ago when he and his worthy partner, George Rogers, Sr., decided to retire from active business and later sold their interest in said manufacturing plant. He was beloved by his employees because he lived up to the ideals of his life as above mentioned. In all his business ventures he was pleasant and successful. Many years prior to his death he was President of The First National Bank of Vernon Indiana. The value of his services to that institution can not be overestimated as no one can tell the far reaching affect and influence of a man like Mr. Reed when at the head of a business concern where honesty and square dealing must be its cardinal principles. The bank feels keenly and with great sorrow its loss in the death of their president.
    At a meeting of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Vernon, Indiana, held on Tuesday, August 7th, 1923, the following resolutions on the death of its late president, Thomas B. Reed, were unanimously adopted:
    The board of directors of this bank feels with great sorrow and regret of the death of Thomas B. Reed, its President. Long associated with us in the care and management of this long established business, his keen interest and untiring devotion to the business of this bank commanded the admiration and respect of all of us. He was courteous, agreeable and cultured gentleman and by his genial disposition and entertaining habits made friends with all with whom he came in contact. To his bereaved relatives and friends we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their loss, and be it Resolved; that this memorial be spread upon the records of this bank and a copy thereof transmitted to the relatives and friends of our deceased associate.
    Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Vernon, Ind.
    To eulogize such a good man seems unnecessary. His life and his life's work is an open page before us. If we would all study it and try to emulate the example set by his acts and deeds would be for the uplifting of the thousands. Kind, truthful and always loyal to friends and especially to the town in which he lived are truths that can be written of only a very few. As a parting tribute we can only say, farewell. Findagrave Link

October 5, 1876 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER. Page 3
    On Sunday the 1st inst., Mr. J.(Jabez) S.(Sherwood) Ferris, aged 67 years, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. M.(Myron) H. Andrews. In the morning he complained of not feeling well, when he was pursuaded to remain in bed. At about 2 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Andrews, his daughter, returned to his room after a short absence and found him dead in his bed. He was taken to Lawrenceburg on last Tuesday, where he formerly resided, having been one of the oldest business men of that place, and there buried. Mr. Ferris has been subject to epilepsy for many years, of which he died. Findagrave Link

April 5, 1917 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER. Page 3
    Arthur Perry Graham, was born in Tipton County, June 24, 1857, died March15th, 1917, age 59 years 8 months, 21 days. He was the son of Eli and Lovando Graham. His father enlisted in the Union army at the out break of the Civil War but only lived a short time, his mother dying shortly afterward, leaving three children. Perry, being the oldet, he was taken to the home of George Baldwin, where he was reared to manhood. He was united in marriage to Louisa Rice, August 14, 1879, to this union was born four chilren, three dying in infancy, one daughter Jessie, is still living at home. About eleven years ago they took a little girl, Fern Moore, into their home, she remained almost continually with the family and was as much loved by him as an own child. About twenty years ago he united with the Otter Creek Baptist Church and lived a consistent member until his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one child, Jessie, one brother, James Graham, of Tipton county, one sister, Mary E. McIntire, of Tipton County, and a host of relatives and friends. In fact he made friends with every one he met. Perry was a regular soldier, our soldier's goes one by one their number is getting small. He was laid to rest in the Otter Creek Cemetery. Perry will be so much missed on account of his cheerfulness. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were his brother James Graham, Isaac and Love McIntire, Mrs. May Gross and Mrs. Blanch Plough, of Tipton County, Mrs. May Rice and Mrs. Carl Sheffle, of Newcastle, Ind. His beloved child Fern, of Indianapolis and Jefferson Hallan, of St. Paul. Findagrave Link
    Alma P. Coggan was born in Kingston, Canada, Febrary 8th, 1856. She came to the United States during the Civil War. She was married to James S. Israel July 1st, 1875. To this union was born four sons, Kyle, Dennis, Otto and Jesse, and four daughters, Pearl A. Jackson, Alice J. Blanvelt, Ora B. Montgomery and Estella Zoe Israel, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, seven children, six sisters and two brothers of whom she was the first to go, ten grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Methodist Church at Clay City, Illinois, when she was a young woman. She always believed in the Lord and put her trust in him and her prayers were ernest, but she was not a constant attendent at services. She was a loving, wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor and was loved most by those who knew her. She died March 18, 1917, age 61 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Sunset and the evening star
   and one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
   When I put out to sea
Twilight and the evening bell
   And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell
   When I embark
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place    The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
   When I have crossed the bar
    Mrs. Israel was laid to rest in the Otter Creek Cemetery. She used to live on Hiram Elliott's farm.     Rev. J. M. Nicholson conducted Mr. Graham's funeral on Sunday and Mrs. Israel's funeral on Tuesday. Findagrave Link
    Mrs. Clara A. West (nee Clark) was born July 26, 1859, and died at Indianapolis March 20, 1917, at the age of 57 years 8 months and 14 days. She was married to Judson West on December 11, 1878. To this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters, six of whom are still living. She leaves to mourn her death, a husband, six children, father, four brothers and fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Sardinia April 1st conducted by Rev. A. B. Condo. Interment in the Wesport Cemetery. Findagrave Link

December 4, 1879 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER. Page 3
    FITZGIBBONS-At the residence of her father David Fitzgibbons, near this city on Sunday morning November 30th, 1879, MARY Fitzgibbons, of consumption.
    HOLDA-On Saturday night, November 29th 1879, Stanley, 5 year old son of George Holda.
    POOL-On November 26th, at his residence in Butlerville, Mr. George Pool, aged 28 years. Findagrave Link
    POOL-At his residence in Campbell township, on Friday, November 28th, 1879, Mr. Thos. Pool aged 94 years.

February 28, 1900 - VERNON BANNER
    Hester Elizabeth Pool was born Feb. 13, 1837; died Feb. 21, 1900; aged 63 years, 8 days. Born in Campbell township, Jennings county, Ind., and has resided here all her life. Married to John Gallimore, Aug. 24, 1860, who died Sept. 20, 1891. To this union was born nine children, three boys and six girls. Sarah the second daughter, died about three years ago, and the eight children are still living. The good deeds of Aunt Het Gallimore is known far and wide and long to be remembered. She joined the Butlerville Baptist church some years ago and has been a consistent member until death. In her last sickness she frequently expressed her willingness to meet death and be with her Saviour evermore. In this death the community loses a good citizen, neighbor and the children a mother. Findagrave Link

    POOLE/POOL-Susana Poole, aged eighty-two years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Daily, Monday, April 5th, Funeral service was held at the Presbyterian Church at Scipio, Wednesday afternoon by Rev. C. P. Gibbs, of the First M. E. Church. The burial took place in the Scipio Cemetery.
    STEVENS-James Stevens, aged seventy seven, died at the home of Philip Monroe, Tuesday, April 6th. Funeral service was held at the residence at Kellar Ellis and the burial took place in the City Cemetery.
    BEEMAN-Alice Beeman, aged six years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beeman, died at their home north of this city Sunday, April 11th. Funereal service was conducted at the residence, Tuesday afternoon by Rev. W. H. Davis, of the Baptist Church. The burial took place in the Summerfield Cemetery. Findagrave Link
    TIFFANY-Maria Tiffany, aged seventy, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Will Umensetter, Monday, April 5th. Funeral service was held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. W. H. Davis. Findagrave Link
    COLGAN-Elizabeth Colgan, aged sixty-eight, died at the home of her brother-in-law Joseph Kane in Sand Creek Township Monday, April 5th. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. M. J. Ronck, at the Scipio Catholic Church, Wednesday morning, and the burial took place in Scipio Catholic Cemetery. (Mary Colgan a sister of Elizabeth had married Joseph Kane on April 19, 1883)

    LITSEY-Stephen Litsey, colored, aged 72 years, died at his home in the western part of town Monday, July 16th. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, at the residence, and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. His wife and one son, Joe Litsey, survives.
    REESE-Mrs. Margaret Reese, aged 67 years, died at her home east of town, Tuesday July 17th. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, this morning, and the interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery. Findagrave Link

September 26, 1917 - NORTH VERNON SUN
    Mrs. Margaret Pool aged 73 years passed from this life on last Tuesday at her home west of town. She leaves four sons, three daughters and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. A short funeral service was held at the home and the remains were laid to rest in the Butlerville cemetery last Thursday afternoon.
    Mrs. J. W. Davis, aged 76 years died at the home of her son Baugh Davis at Greensburg, Ind., Monday, September 21. Mrs. Davis was well known here. She leaves four sons, Benjamin, Edward, Albert and Baughn; one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Pool to remember that although much afflicted for several years that mother has been taken from them. Many relatives and friends here knew and loved. Aunt Mary as she was familiarly called. Her funeral occurred at Greensburg on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
    Arthur Gregg while traveling from Oklahoma to his home in West Virginia became too ill to complete his journey. He came to the home of Clayton Upchurch where he lay very ill and died Saturday night. His wife arrived on Tuesday morning Rev. J. M. Swarthout conducted the funeral at the home at 10 a.m. and the remains were laid to rest in the Butlerville cemetery.

    McSweeney-Relatives here received word last week of the death of Mrs. Clarence McSweeney at her home at Chicago, Tuesday, July 11th. Funeral took place at Rossville, Ind. Mrs. McSweeney was known to many people here through her visits at the home of Mrs. Patrick Wickens.
    BYRNE-Mrs. Margaret Byrne, aged eighty years, died at her home on Fourth Street, this city, shortly before twelve o'clock, Friday night, July 14th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerin, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Monday morning, and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased was born in Tipperary County, Ireland, and came to this country fifty-four years ago. She is survived by two daughter, Miss Katie, of this city, and Miss Mary, of Terre Haute, and one son, Daniel C. Byrne, of Louisville, Ky. Findagrave Link
    RAPP - Mrs. Anna Rapp, aged forty-one years, wife of Henry Rapp, died at her home on North State Street, this city, at about five o'clock Sunday morning, July 16th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerin, at St. Mary's Catholic CHurch, Wednesday morning and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband and two little daughters, Mary Kathryn and Martha, by her mother, Mrs. Mary Reihl, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Gottwalles and Miss Mary Riehl, of this city, and three brothers, Michael Riehl of Seymour, Frank Riehl of Indianapolis and John Riehl, of Franklin.
    Frank Riehl and family, of Indianapolis, John Riehl and family, of Seymour, Mrs. George Riehl, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Carrie Delvert, of Flatrock, Ind., and Mrs. J. J. Bock of Reward, California, were among those who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Henry Rapp. Findagrave Link

    McKAND-Adam McKand,age seventy four years, died at his home on Poplar Street, this city, Saturday July 31st. Funeral services were held at the residence, Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, by Rev. E. D. Davis. The burial took place in the city Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one grandson, Adam McKand, of Wabash, Ind.

    Willie Dean, who was seriously injured at a sawmill at Hardenburg two weeks ago, was recently seized with lockjaw from which he died Friday evening. Findagrave Link

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