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ABEL, Helen (Schies) [Submitted by Kathy Heckman - 3 Oct 2007] [Surnames: Abel, Schies, Taylor, Kennedy, Kimboski, Siddall, Emilie, Antoinette, Kienly] [Anderson Bulletin 30 Mar. 1957]

Mrs. Helen Schies Abel, 66, 2112 Pearl St., died at her residence this morning at 5:30 after an illness of seven months. Mrs. Abel was born Jan. 5, 1891, in Anderson. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Rosary Society, St. Anne’s Study Club and the National Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include the husband, Joseph, three sons, Paul Abel, Cleveland, Ohio, Theodore Abel, Indianapolis; and Eugene Abel, Anderson; four daughters, Miss Rosemary Abel, at home; Mrs. John Taylor, St. Augustine, Fla.; Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. William Kumkoski, Anderson; two brothers, George Schies, Union City, and Emmett Schies, Knox, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Thecla Schies, Anderson; Mrs. William Siddall, Crown Point, Sister Marie Emilie, Hollywood, Calif., and Sister Marie Antoinette, Alexandria, Va.; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at St, Mary’s Church Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock by the Rev. Francis Kienly, pastor, and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


ABEL, Joseph [Submitted by Kathy Heckman 3 Oct 2001] [Surnames; Abel, Taylor, Kumkoski, Ruffing] [Anderson Herald 31 Dec 1976]

A retired glassblower, Joseph E. Abel, 94, died Thursday morning at his home, 2112 Pearl St. Born in Meadville, Pa., he lived in this area most of his life. He was employed at Delco-Remy Division before his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus more than 50 years. Surviving are seven children, Rosemary Abel, at home, Paul Abel of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. John (Magdalen) Taylor of St. Augustine, Fla., Theodore “Ted” Abel of Indianapolis, Mrs. Thomas (Elinor) Kennedy of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. William (Madonna) Kumkoski of Anderson, and Eugene Abel of Decatur, Ill,; 29 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph Ruffing. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.


ALUMBAUGH, George W.  [Elwood Call Leader 14 Nov 1921, Front Page.) [Surnames:  Alumbaugh, Stone, Gifford, Waymire, Shores] 

George W. Alumbaugh, 75, died at his home at 1412 South Twenty-fifth Street at 6:15 this morning, of heart trouble after an illness of about one year's duration. He was a well known citizen of Elwood and a man who was universally liked by those who knew him. He is survived by the widow and two children, William Alumbaugh and Mrs. Ray Stone, of this city, and four stepchildren, Charles and George Gifford and Mrs. lee Waymire, of this community and Mrs. William Shores, of West Virginia. He has three sisters and two brothers who are residents of Sullivan County. The arrangements for the funeral had not been completed this afternoon.


ARNOLD, Robert D.   [Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001] [Surnames:  Arnold, Duncan, Million, Grant, Brooker, Stowers]  [Anderson Herald-Bulletin, 17 Sep 1987]  

Robert Duncan Arnold,  75, Land Harbors, Lynville, N. C., died Tuesday morning at the home of a son in Elwood following an extended illness.  He was born in Anderson and lived here several years prior to moving to Lynville. He retired from Fisher Guide as an electronic engineer.  His memberships included:   East Lynn Christian Church in Anderson;  Amvets; and the Fraternal Order of Foresters.  He was made a honorary deputy sheriff in North Carolina.  He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served in World War II.  Survivors included his widow, Ruth M. Million; a son, Robert Donald Arnold of Elwood; two sisters, Verna Grant of Pendleton and Doris Brooker; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services were held Friday, Sept. 18 at 11 A.M. at Copher and Fesler Funeral Home, Elwood.  The Rev. David Stowers officiated.  Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.  [Note:  Robert was the son of Edgar and Clara (Duncan) Arnold.]


BARRON, Myrtle C.  [Submitted by Ed Lincoln linc421@aol.com 17 Jan 2002] [Surnames:  Barron, White, Peak, Olvey] [Unknown newspaper 13 Sep 1968]  

Mrs. Myrtle C. Barron, 88 of 1534 Walnut St., widow of Rufus Barron, died Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Westside Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.  A native of Hamilton County, born Oct. 2, 1880, to Joseph and Eliza Peak White, she had resided in Anderson most of her life.  She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church and of the Friendly Club.  Her husband died in 1947.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Luella) Olvey of Anderson; two sons, Leo Barron of Anderson, and Max Barron of Lake Wood, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.  The family will receive friends today at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baker Mortuary by the Rev. Edwin Helm of Emmanuel Church.  Interment will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.


BARNES, Elizabeth [Submitted by Anonymous Researcher 15 Jul 2007] [Surnames: Barnes, Hutton, Richardson, Mitchell] [Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 1 13 Oct 1925]

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, age 73, who died at 6:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Hutton, 2104 Columbus avenue, will beheld at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the daughter's home. Rev. Dana Richardson, pastor of the East Lynn Christian Church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery. The deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. Hutton, Mrs. Clara Mitchell, and Hazel A.; five sisters and a brother, residing in Ohio. Mrs. Barnes was the widow of Shannon Barnes, former Anderson truck gardener. Mr. Barnes expired about three years ago. Mrs. Barnes has been a resident of Anderson for the past thirty years.
 


BARNES, Shannon [Submitted by Anonymous Researcher 15 Jul 2007] [Surnames: Barnes, Mitchess, Hutton, Feester] [

Thursday, November  9, 1922
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 3
Shannon Barnes

Shannon Barnes, age 66, farmer, residing four miles northeast of the city, died at 4 o' clock yesterday afternoon at the Home hospital of blood poisoning resulting from a scratch on the hand inflicted by a rooster. The funeral has not been arranged. Mr. Barnes was moving chickens from his coop three weeks ago when a rooster scratched him on the back of the left hand. The wound was slight and was given no attention at first. The scratch became infected and last week general blood poisoning set in. His condition had been serious for three days. Mr. Barnes lived at 3702 Clark street until four weeks ago when he moved to the farm northeast of the city. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, and three daughters, Mrs. Clara Mitchell, and Mrs. John Hutton of Anderson, and Mrs. Daisy Feester, of Newcastle.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


BARRON, Rufus Alexander.  (Submitted by Ed Lincoln, linc421@aol.com, 17 Jan 2002.)   [Surnames:  BARRON; WHITE; PEAK; OLVEY]  Obituary in the Anderson Daily Bulletin:   Funeral services for Rufus BARRON, age 72, 1534 Walnut street, who died yesterday morning in his home, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Central Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Gorrell and Rev. James Baker in charge.  Burial will be in East Maplewood. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon to lie in state until the hour of the services.  The body was returned to the residence at 3:00  o'clock this afternoon from the Baker Brothers funeral home. 


BENEFIEL, Roy (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, Friday, 22 Feb. 1963, page 2. Roy E. Benefiel, 78, Decker Block apartments, died about midnight last night at home following an illness of several months. A native of Jackson twp., he had lived in Anderson all of his life. Mr. Benefiel served for 15 years as a member of the police force and had been retired for some time. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Bulen of Vero Beach, Fla.; one son, William L. Benefiel, RR 6; one sister, Mrs. Emmett Huffman, Anderson; one grandson, L. Keith Bulen of Indianapolis, a state representative; four nephews, Harry, William B, and Wayne Benefiel and Wilburn Moore, all of Anderson. The body was taken to the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home. Arrangements are being delayed pending the arrival of the daughter from Florida.


BENHAM, Allie May (Long).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)    [Allie May Benham nee Long, wife of Charles Lincoln Benham.]  [Surnames:  BENHAM, LONG, DUNCAN.]  The Anderson Herald, Thursday Sept 13, 1917, Page 8, Col 6.  Mrs. Allie May BENHAM, age 54, 811 West Fifth street, died yesterday morning at St. John's hospital, of stomach trouble and complications. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Central Christian church with Rev. J. W. Underwood conducting the sermon. Mrs. Benham was born on September 23, 1863 at Leavenworth, Ind., and moved to Anderson in 1890. She is survived by two daughters:  Miss Mildred Benham and Mrs. Cliorffd [sic] Duncan; one sister Miss Kate Long, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Edward Long, of this city, and Clifford Long, of Knoxville, Tenn. Two daughters are dead.

BRANNEN, Frank.  (Submitted by Bobby Blair, BobbysFmTr@aol.com, 01 Sep 2001.  The original obituary appeared in the Elwood Call Leader,  Wed., 02 Aug, 1933, and it is from this submission that the following extraction was made.)  [Surnames:  BRANNEN, KAHLER, LYNCH, OWENS].  Former Local Citizen Dies in Wisconsin Home.  July 30, 1933.  Frank BRANNEN died suddenly at home in Fort Atkinson, Wis., Monday night from heart trouble.  He was aged 54 and was a former Elwood glass worker.  He is survived by 2 sisters:  Mrs. Mary Lynch of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. Anna Kahler, of 426 N. 10th Street, Elwood; and, a daughter, Mrs. Everett Owens of Pendleton, Indiana.  His wife died several years earlier.  Mr. Brannen left Elwood about 14 years ago, having been a former resident for many years.  He was employed at the Macbeth Evans Glass Company plant.  His body was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Owens, in Pendleton and funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock tomorrow.  Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery.  

BRANNEN, James A. (Submitted by Bobby Blair, BobbysFmTr@aol.com, 31 Aug 2001.)  The original obituary appared in the Elwood Call Leader on Monday, 27 Mar 1916.)  [Surnames:  BRANNEN, JOHNSTON, KAHLER, LYNCH].  James A. BRANNEN, a resident of the city for the past 25 years, died late Saturday evening at the home 234 North fifth street, following a long illness from dropsy and a complication of diseases. The deceased was born June 12, 1874, in Pittsburgh where the early part of his life was spent. Twenty-five years ago he came to this city and Elwood has since been his home. He was married December 7, 1907, to Miss Rose Johnston and to their union was born 3 children, two of whom are living; James age 5 and Charles, age 3. Besides the wife and children, he is survived by one brother, Frank Brannen and two sisters, Mrs. William Kahler, of this city, and Mrs. J. H. Lynch, of Pennsylvania. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Joseph's church. Father Biegel in charge, and interment will follow in the city cemetery.

BRICKER, Audrey (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Herald and Anderson Daily Bulletin, Vol I., No. 1 August 31, 1973 Audrey Bricker, 74, 1811 S 10th St., widow of Glen Bricker, died at a local nursing home Thursday morning. She was a native of Markleville but had lived here many years. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John (Lucinda) Broyl, two sons, Forest R and Robert L Bricker all of Anderson; 10 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at the Harold Rozelle Funderal Home. Burial will be in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

BRICKER, Charles C. (submitted by Mary Stuart) Charles C. Bricker, 90, 5315 Madison Ave. Rd., died last night at St. John’s Hospital at 7:00 after a three-week illness. A native of Montpelier, he was born Dec. 6,,1879,the son of Christopher and Lydia Sutton Bricker and was reared in Blackford and Delaware County area, where he attended school. He had resident in the community for over fifty years and had been engaged in farming. Charles wife, Ella Mae, died in 1929 Surviving are two daughters, Lydia Stewart and Bertha Mae DeLong of Anderson; two sons Herman L. Bricker and Charles Francis Bricker of Anderson; and two grandsons. Funeral services have been scheduled for 1:30 pm. Friday at the Sells and Rowe Funeral home with the Rev. Lilburn Stottlemyer in charge. Interment will be in the Whetstone Cemetery, friends will be received in the funeral home on Thursday, 4 E9 pm


BRICKER, Charles Elmer (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, Saturday, July 6, 1963, p. 3 Charles Bricker, 83, Anderson, died at 12:36 pm Friday at a hospital in Logansport. He was born in Madison County and had farmed near Anderson most of his life. The survivors include a son, Virgil Bricker, Daleville, two sisters, Mrs. Cecil Taylor, Anderson; Mrs. Clara Neely, St. Paul, Minn. - eight grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Shirey Funeral Home, Daleville, at 10:30 am Monday. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home after 2 pm Sunday.


BRICKER, Clara (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, Monday, Nov. 9, 1925, page. 11 Mrs. Clara Bricker, age seventy, widow of Silas Bricker, died at 3:25 am today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dan Closser, 1647 West Seventh Street. Mrs. Bricker, who had been an invalid for the past six years, suffered a stroke of paralysis almost two years ago. She had resided at the home of Mrs. Closser for the past two months. Funeral services will be held at 10;30 am Wednesday at the daughter's home. Burial will be in the Maplewood cemetery.
The deceased is survived by eight children: Mrs. Dan Closser, Mrs. Will Closser, Luther Bricker, George Bricker, Jacob Bricker, Mrs. Oscar Melson, all of Anderson; Mrs. Levi Steinen, of Vero Beach, Fla:, and Mrs. Herman Poland, of Batavia, Ill.; thirty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bricker was born in Rush County, Indinaa. She removed to Anderson following her marriage to Silas Bricker in 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Bricker had celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary a short time prior to Mr. Bricker's death.

 

BRICKER, Clarence (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, March 25, 1946, p. 9 Perkinsville, March 25 - Clarence Monroe Bricker, age 81, died at his home here shortly after midnight Sunday. The body was taken to the George McCarty funeral home at Lapel, to remain for funeral rites at 3 pm Tuesday. Burial will be in the Neese cemetery north of here.
Surviving are the widow, Laura; two daughters, Mrs. Flora Smith, Anderson, and Mrs. Carl Fricke, of Hammond; one son, Weaver, of Perkinsville. Mr. Bricker had resided in the community for some time.


 

BRICKER, Cyrus (submitted by Mary Stuart) ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN Saturday, Apr. 4, 1925 pg. 1 CYRUS BRICKER DIED TODAY NOON Cyrus Bricker, age 68, retired farmer, died today noon at his home, 1923 West Eight street, following a few weeks' illness. The funeral probably will be held Monday afternoon. Mr. Bricker retired from the farm a few weeks ago and located here. He leaves the widow and eight children.

 

BRICKER, Donald (submitted by Mary Stuart) DONNELL (should read Donald) BRICKER The funeral of Donnell Bricker, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Bricker, of Fall Creek township, who died Friday morning, took place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sells and Givens chapel with burial in Pleasant Walk cemetery.

 

BRICKER, Dorotha (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, July 14, 1936, p. 14 Miss Dorotha May Bricker, age sixteen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Bricker, residing on Rural Route 1, north of Anderson, Died at 8:20 am today following a brief illness. The deceased was born and reared in this community, was a sophomore in Anderson High School and was a member of the First Pilgrim Holiness Church. Surviving are her parents, a sister, Margaret, and three brothers, William, Clarence and Marion, at home. The body was removed to the Harold Rozelle funeral home where it will lie in state until Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 am for the First Pilgrim Holiness Church, with Rev. J.M. Pursley in charge. Burial will be on Pleasant Walk.

 

BRICKER, Etta Mae (submitted by Mary Stuart) ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN Monday, Oct. 7, 1929 p. 6 ETTA MAE BRICKER DIED EARLY TODAY Mrs. Etta Mae Bricker, age 43, wife of Charles Bricker, south of Anderson on the Brown street road in the Whetstone community, died today at 7 a.m. following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Whetstone church. Rev. John McCorkhill, of Alexandria, and Rev. J. Wesley Stewart, pastor, will be in charge. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bricker is survived by two daughters, Ludia and Bertha Mae; three sons, Herman, Virgil and Charles; her mother, Mrs. Nancy Brown of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Venable, of Muncie, and Mrs. Lucy Zurwell, of Richmond, and three brothers, Joseph, William, and Charles Brown, all of Richmond.

 

BRICKER, Lawrence (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Herald, Sunday, 7 June 1914, page 9. Lawrence Bricker. age 40, an inmate of the county infirmary for the past thirteen years, died at 11 am yesterday. He had been subject to epilepsy and suffered an attack on Friday evening which caused his death. He is a cripple. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. Two brothers and a sister live in this section and are being sought. Mr. Bricker formerly lived at Hamilton.

 

BRICKER, Osia (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Daily Bulletin, July 2, 1934, p. 12 Mrs. Osia Bricker, age 86, wife of Weaver Bricker, residents of this city until four months ago, died Sat. at noon at her home, four miles southeast of Marion. The husband of the deceased was formerly a plumber here. Surviving Mrs. Bricker are her husband and four children, Dorothy; age fourteen, Clarence eleven; Margaret, nine, and William, seven. The body was removed to the George McCarty funeral home at Fortville. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the First Pilgrim Holiness Church with the Rev. D. E. Snow pastor in charge. Burial was in Pleasant Walk Cemetery.

BRICKER, Rev. Russell (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Herald, October 21, 1935 Minister is Illness Victim Rev. Russell Bricker, Age 39, Dies Northwest of City. The Rev. Russell Bricker, age 38, pastor of the Soul Winner's Tabernacle, Ninth and Sycamore streets, died at 1:15a.m., yesterday at his home in the Elm Grove neighborhood, six miles northeast of Anderson. The Rev. Mr. Bricker had been ill for six months. He suffered a slight stroke of paralysis Easter morning and was the victim of a nervous breakdown as a result of overwork. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Soul Winner's Tabernacle with the Rev. William Cunningham, Alexandria: the Rev. Jasper Shaw and the Rev. Charles Webb in charge. Burial will be in Maplewood. The deceased had resided twelve years in the Elm Grove community. He was formerly pastor of the Elm Grove, Sugar Creek in Clinton county, Linwood Bethel and Pleasant Valley churches. A brother, Clyde Bricker, died five weeks ago. He married Edith Bevelheimer March 8, 1917. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edith Bricker; two sons, Bernard and Roland Bricker; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Smith, Anderson, and Mrs. Carl Fricke, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Weaver Bricker of Anderson and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bricker of Hamilton.

 

BRICKER, Rush (submitted by Mary Stuart) Funeral services for Rush Bricker, age 73, resident of the Madison county infirmary, who died Tuesday, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Sells Bros. mortuary. Burial will be in the Maplewood cemetery. Surviving are three brothers, John, Will, and Arnold, all of near Anderson. 11-22-1927

 

BRICKER, Shelton (submitted by Mary Stuart) MRS. BRICKER DIES SUDDENLY Mrs. Shelton Bricker, age 76, died suddenly yesterday at the family home, 1911Dewey street. Coroner Earl Sells was called and pronounced death due to heart disease. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Jackson Park Church of God. Burial will be in Maplewood cemetery. June 18th, 1928

 

BRICKER, Susan (submitted by Mary Stuart) Anderson Weekly Democrat, Oct. 13, 1893 Mrs. Susan Bricker, age 78, died last evening of rheumatism of the heart in her home, 474 West Ninth Street. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at the Hamilton church, and the remains will be buried in that vicinity.

 

BUNKER, Elizabeth Lee (Fussell)  (Submitted by Toni Naccache, naccto@yahoo.com, on 02 Aug, 2001.  The original obituary appeared in a newspaper in Valley Falls, Kansas.)  [Surnames:  FUSSELL, BUNKER, BROWN, TRIPP, SLOOP, WRIGHT.]   Elizabeth Lee (Fussell) BUNKER.  Elizabeth Lee Fussell was born in Philadelphia, Penn., August 7, 1843.  At the age of eleven years she lost her mother, and with her father, sister and brother, moved to Pendleton, Indiana, where she grew to womanhood.  Oct. 18, 1869 she was united in marriage to John M. Bunker.  February of 1870 they came to Valley Falls Kansas, where they made their home until June, 1919, when failing health caused them to give up the home, going to live with their youngest daughter, Marie, in San Francisco, Calif., where they spent one year.  May 5th, 1920 they returned to Kansas, going to the home of their daughter, Anna, near Nortonville where after an illness of five days, the mother passed away.  While Mother Bunker had been in poor health for three years, it was hard for her friends to realize her condition, for she had such a sunny disposition, always full of love and sunshine; talked with her children and her doctor right up to the last, telling of her nice year in California.  Perhaps no other woman was better know than Mrs. Bunker, in the early days of Kansas, for she was always ready to care for the sick and help the needy.  Her whole life was full of good works and all who knew her loved her.  She was born of Quaker parentage; but later in life united with the Christian church at Valley Falls, in which faith she passed away.  She leaves to mourn for her, an aged husband and the following children and grandchildren; Jessie Brown; Walter Bunker and Charlie Bunker, Valley Falls; Jennie Tripp, Meriden, Kansas; Anna Sloop, Nortonville, Kansas; Marie Wright, San Francisco, Calif.; Earl Bunker, Kiowa, Kansas; Helen and Reamer Tripp, Meriden, Kansas, Glenn Sloop, Nortonville, Kansas and a host of dear friend.  All of the children were present at the funeral.  The bereaved families have the sympathy of many friends.  The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Chas. H. Kimball, assisted by Rev. W. F. Swain, were held at the Christian church at Valley Falls Friday afternoon, in the presence of a large congregation.  Mrs. Lou Hauck, Mrs. C. S. Burkert, Mr. Fred Legler and Mr. Frank Schindler, with Miss Irbie Utz, pianist, rendered the funeral hymns.  The burial was in Roe Hill Cemetery.  CARD OF THANKS:  We wish to thank our friends who so kindly helped in the sickness and death of our dear mother.  Thanks for the help, beautiful flowers, sweet songs and Rev. Kimball for his comforting words.  May you have just such friends in your hour of need.  /s/ John Bunker and children.

 

BUNKER, John Moe.   (Submitted by Toni Naccache, naccto@yahoo.com, on 02 Aug, 2001.  The original obituary appeared in a newspaper in Valley Falls, Kansas.) [Surnames:  FUSSELL, BUNKER, BROWN, TRIPP, SLOOP, WRIGHT.]    "OBITUARY - BUNKER.  John Moe BUNKER was born near Pendelton, Ind. August 17, 1844, and departed this life, September 15, 1924, at the age of 80 years and 28 days.  October 28, 1869 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Lee Fussell, who preceeded him to the better world four years ago.  They came to Kansas in February 1870 and settled near Valley Falls where they continued to live, with the exception of one year which they spent in San Francisco, Calif., with the youngest daughter, until the death of Mrs. Bunker.  Since that time, Mr. Bunker has made his home with the eldest daughter, Mrs. Elza Brown in Valley Falls where he passed away.  He had been in poor health for a number of years, but it was not until two weeks ago when he suffered a paralytic stroke that he was confined to his bed.  In the passing of Mr. Bunker another of Jefferson County's pioneers is gone.  He suffered all of the hardships of the first settlers of Kansas, but was always ready and willing to help any who needed his assistance.  It could well be said of him "He lived in his house by the side of the road."  He leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, W. E. Bunker of Holton, Kansas, and the following children and grandchildren:  Jessie Brown, Walter Bunker, Charlie Bunker, of Valley Falls; Jennie Tripp, of Topeka; Anna Sloop, Nortonville; Marie Wright, San Francisco, Calif; Earl Bunker, Atchison, Kansas; Helen and Reamer Tripp, Topeka; Glen Sloop, Nortonville and Linly Wright of San Francisco, Calif., besides many old friends and neighbors.  The funeral services conducted by Rev. Chas. H. Kimball, assisted by Rev. Harvey, were held from the Christian church Wednesday afternoon, in the presence of relatives and friends.  the comforting hymns were sung by Mrs. Lizzie Hauck, Mrs. C. B. Gillispie, Mrs. C. S. Burkert, Mrs. Milton Schindler, Mr. Fred Legler, Milton Schindler, Mrs. Ina Legler, pianist..  The burial was in Ross Hill cemetery by the side of his wife.  The pall bearers were Mr. C. B. Withers; Mr. John C. Burkert; Mr. Geo. Rule; Mr.  G. W. McCoy; Mr. Jas Denney and Mr. Cliff McCoy. CARD OF THANKS:  We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the illness and death of our father.  Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Sloop, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Tripp, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bunker, Walter Bunker, Charley Bunker." 

 

BURBRINK, Ruby Marie (Hines)

The Evening Republican
Columbus, Indiana
May 8, 1928

Ruby BURBRINK PASSES BEYOND

Ruby Marie Burbrink, 35 years old, wife of Edward Burbrink, 612 Eighth Street, passed away last night at 10:30 o'clock at the county hospital to which place she was taken yesterday afternoon at about 4 o'clock. She had been ill for sometime and a few days ago her condition became very serious. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and her death is said to be due to acute uraemic [sic] poisoning. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the St. Peter's Evangelical church, conducted by the Rev. A. Bauer, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Garland Brook cemetery. Mrs. Burbrink, before her marriage was Miss Ruby Marie Hines and she was born and reared in Anderson, Ind. She lived at that place until two years ago when with her family she moved to Columbus. She is survived by her husband, two children, Emmett, 14 years old and Norma Jean, seven years old, her mother Mrs. Alberta Hines, a brother, Carl Hines of Anderson and two sisters, Miss Esther Hines, at home and Mrs. Catherine Schies of Gary, Ind.

Submitted by: Kathy Heckman - 10/3/2007


CARPENTER, John W.  (Submitted by Fran Reynolds, FranReynol@aol.com 06 Jul 2002.  This information was extracted from the original obituary published in the  Gary Evening Post, Thursday Evening 3-3-1910, Page 1.)  [Surname:  CARPENTER.]  "GARY PIONEER DIES; RESULT OF ACCIDENT.  John W. CARPENTER succumbs to Hurt received Monday.  John W. Carpenter, one of Gary's oldest pioneers, passed away at 5 o'clock a.m. at his home at the corner of Seventeenth Avenue and Tyler Street.
Death was caused by a blow received in the stomach Monday noon from a broken singletree.  The deceased was employed by John Kendall on Monday to assist in moving a house at the corner of Twenty-fifth avenue and Massachusetts street.  Mr. Carpenter was standing near the singletree when it broke striking him in the
pit of the stomach.  The police patrol happened to be in that vicinity at the time the accident occurred and the injured man was taken to his home.  A physician was called and everything possible was done for Mr. Carpenter's relief but his life could not be saved.  The end came early this morning.  Mr. Carpenter came to Gary with his family in the early spring of 1906.  For a short time after locating here he engaged in the draying and express business.  In the summer of the same year, he, with his son Henry Carpenter, opened the first grocery store south of the Lake Shore tracks.  This store was located in a tent on what was then known as Euclid avenue.  The Carpenters later sold this store to S. I. Eisler.  The deceased then moved with his family to the south end of the city and located at the corner of Seventeenth Avenue and Tyler.  Mr. Carpenter was a little past three score and leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his death.  Henry Carpenter resides with the family in Gary and the
other son lives in Alexandria the old Carpenter home.  Mr. Carpenter was a charter member of the Pioneer Club of Gary who are grieved to lose so useful a fellow citizen.  Final arrangements for the funeral services have not yet been made but the remains will be laid in their last resting place in Alexandria." [Note:  John William Carpenter is buried in Walker Cemetery, Monroe Township, Madison County.] 

 

CLEM, Sarah (Troxel).  (Submitted by  Wilbur Howard (19 Aug 2002).  Obituary quoted from The Independence Daily Reporter, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, Saturday, December 21, 1929:  "Sarah Troxel was born April 25, 1854, at Anderson, Indiana, and departed from this life December 19, 1929, at her home at 409 North Thirteenth Street, Independence, Kansas.  She was 75 years, 8 months and 7 days of age.  On March 30, 1873, she was united in marriage with Simeon J. Clem also of Anderson.  To this union thirteen children were born, six of whom preceded their mother to the grave.  Mr. Clem died in 1901.  Mrs. Clem leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and four sons, namely:  Mrs. L. A. Swearingen, of Elk City; Mrs. Tom Welch, of Md. Valley; Mrs. Willis Green and Mr. Perry Clem of Independence;  Mr. Walter Clem of Nowata, Oklahoma;  and Messrs. George and Lewis Clem, who lived with their mother; also ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  In 1880 she, with her husband and family, moved to a farm five miles northwest of Independence, where they lived until ten years ago, when she moved to her property in this city, living there at the time of her death.  She became a Christian in early life and united with the Methodist Church of White Post soon after their arrival in Kansas.  She  was a faithful church-goer until failing health prevented this.  She was a beautiful Christian character and her faith was steadfast, although ill health prevented her from taking active part in church affairs.  Funeral services were held at the Jackson funeral home Friday, December 20, at 2:00 p. m. and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Quaker cemetery west of Independence."  

The following article preceded the obituary:  Article quoted from the Daily Reporter, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, Thursday, December 19, 1929:  PIONEER OF 1880 DIES, INDEPENDENCE - "Mrs. Sarah Clem Victim of Paralytic Stroke.  Mrs.   Sarah Clem, 75, who came to Independence in 1880, died suddenly this morning at her home, 409 North Thirteenth, at 7 o'clock, following a paralytic stroke.  She had been in failing health for several years.  With her husband, the late S. J. Clem, they came to Kansas and settled on a farm in White Post district, 5 miles west of Independence.  Mrs. Clem moved to the City 10 years ago.  She was born in Anderson, Indiana, April 25, 1854.  She was a member of the Methodist church.  She is survived by four sons, George and Lewis Clem, with whom the deceased made her home; A. T. Clem, Independence; W./A. Clem, Nowata, Oklahoma, and three daughters, Mrs. L. A. Swearingen, Elk City; Mrs. Tom Welch, Mound Valley; and Mrs. Willis Green, Independence.  The body is at the Jackson mortuary awaiting funeral plans."

 

CLEM, Simeon J.  (Submitted by  Wilbur Howard (19 Aug 2002).  Obituary quoted from the Daily Reporter, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, Friday, August 9, 1901:  "J. S. CLEM.  Last evening a telegram from Eldorado Springs, Mo., was received addressed to Mrs. J. S. Clem in care of J. Salathiel that J. S. Clem died at about 6 p. m. yesterday. Mr. Clem was an old soldier and for twenty years has been a resident of this county, living four miles west and one mile north of town. He has been in poor health, suffering from an army trouble most of the time since he left the service. He went to Eldorado Springs three weeks ago, but was not dangerously ill until within the past week. His son, Perry Clem, went to Eldorado on Tuesday, as soon as his serious condition was known, and was with him when he died.  The remains are expected to arrive here this evening and the intention is to have the funeral at 10 a. m. tomorrow at the Friends church near his home, the burial being at the Friends cemetery. Mr. Clem leaves a wife and seven children at home, besides two married daughters, Mrs. L. A. Swearingen, of Jefferson, and Mrs. W. A. Swearengen, of Mound Valley."  [Note:  Simeon J. Clem, born: January 14, 1845 in Ohio; died: August 08, 1901 in Eldorado Springs, Missouri. His family lived in Madison County, Indiana from approximately 1850 to 1880 when they moved to Montgomery County, Kansas. Simeon J. Clem served in the Civil War as part of Company I, 20th Infantry Regiment Indiana. ]

 

 CLEVENGER, Charles.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.   This information was extracted from the original obituary which ran in the local newspaper on Jan. 10, 1963, and which was furnished to submitter by Anderson Public Library.)  [Surnames:  CLEVENGER, COLLINS; KNOTTS, SIZELOVE, CHRISTENSON, KENDALL.]  Alexandria Man Dies at Hospital: Alexandria - Charles CLEVENGER - 67, RR 1, retired carpenter and World War I veteran, died Tuesday at the Indianapolis Veterans Hospital.  Mr. Clevenger was born west of Alexandria to Mr. and Mrs. James Clevenger and  married Glee Hazel Collins in 1918. His survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Betty Knotts, Alexandria; Mrs. Juanita Sizelove, Anderson; Mrs. Naomi Christenson, Chesterfield; and Mrs. Ida Belle Kendall, Summitville; a son Jack Clevenger, Muncie; three brothers, Elmer Clevenger, Alexandria; Troy Clevenger, Muncie; and Virgil Clevenger, Alexandria, and 17 grandchildren. Viewing was held at the Kyle Funeral Home after 7 pm on Jan. 10, 1963, with the funeral services to be conducted by the Rev. Harold  Clark, Chesterfield and the Rev. Herschall Reed, First Christian Church, where services will be held at 2 p.m.  Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery.

 

CLEVENGER, Glee (Collins).  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.   This information was extracted from the original obituary published in the Anderson Daily Bulletin on  Tuesday, September 30, 1958.)  [Surnames:  CLEVENGER, COLLINS, KNOTTS, SIZELOVE, CHRISTENSON, KENDALL, RUBLE, LYNCH.]  Glee CLEVENGER, Alexandria, Dies  [Alexandria] - Mrs. Glee Clevenger, 59, an employee of Del Ray Restaurant in Alexandria for a number of years, died at her home at RR 1, Alexandria , at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, having been ill for six weeks.  She was employed at the local restaurant for nine years before her retirement about one year ago. She had resided in this community since her marriage 40 years ago.  Mrs. Clevenger was born in Muncie on June 18, 1899, and was the daughter of Frank and Ida May Kauffman Collins. She married Charley Clevenger on March 23, 1918 at Muncie. "Surviving in addition to the widower are: four daughters, Mrs. William Knotts, Alexandria; Mrs. Gail Sizelove, Anderson; Mrs. Leo Christenson, Chesterfield, and Mrs. Bob Kendall, Summitville: two sons, Charles Jr., West Lake, OH and Jack, Muncie. One brother, Robert Collins, Lafayette; two sisters: Mrs. Lena Ruble, Muncie; and Mrs. Naomi Lynch, DeSoto, and 17 grandchildren.   Friends were received after 7 pm Wednesday at the Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home in Alexandria.   Services were conducted at 2 pm Friday at the Nazarene Church in Alexandria. Other details were incomplete.  [Note:  Burial followed in the Oddfellows Cemetery.]

 

COFFMAN, Samuel S. (Submitted by Eli Smith.  Original clipping appeared in Pendleton Gazette Friday Jan. 19th, 1900).  [Surnames:  COFFMAN, DORWIN, HAIR, IRELAND]  Samuel S. Coffman was bron in Shenedoah Co., VA, Dec. 15th, 1821. His parents moved to this region when he was but one year old. Thus he spent seventy-seven years here, and during that time the town has grown from a frontier steelement to the thriving little city that it now is. He was married oN October of 1846 to Julia D. Ireland. He bravely served his country during the was of the Rebellion in the 2nd IND. Calvary. He was once taken prisoner be the enemy, but was exchanged. He was finally honorable discharged because of sickness.

At 9:00 o'clock Tuesday evening he quietly passed away. He leaves his wife and three children, John and Ford Coffman, and Mrs. Steven Hair, besides several grandchildren. The funeral occurred yesterday at 2:00pm and was conducted bt G.A.R. Rev. Dorwin officiated in a simple ceremony. Mr. Coffman's character can only be described as noble. In all the long years that he lived in perpetual darkness, no word of complaint ever passed his lips. He ans his faithful help-mate trod the path of life hand in hand, but now he was proceeded her to that other world where beauty and joy are his just reward.

COOPER, Orla F.  (Submitted by Nancy Saulmon, nsaulmon@skyenet.net  25 Feb. 2002.  Original clipping probably appeared in Anderson, IN paper).  [Surnames:  COOPER, PHILLIPS, WHETSTONE, SEWARD, RAMSEY]  SERVICES FOR RETIRED DRUGGIST IN FRANKTON CHURCH.  Funeral services for Orla F. Cooper, 2019 W 12th St. who died Thursday following a short illness, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Frankton Christian Church.  The body will be at the residence until noon today when it will be taken to the church in Frankton to lie in state until the hour of the funeral.  Burial will be in the Fairmount cemetery.  Surviving besides the widow, Minnie Cooper, are two sisters, Mrs. Josie Phillips of Frankton and Mrs. Steve Whetstone of near Frankton, two brothers, Arthur Cooper of Connerville and Roll Cooper of near Windfall; nieces and nephews.  Mr. Cooper was the son of Hiram Cooper and Mary Franklin Seward and was born on a farm near Frankton July 22, 1881.  When still a young boy he moved to Fairmount with his family.  Later as a young man he came to Frankton and stayed at the home of his sister.  At this time he started working in the drug store of his brother-in-law, Ernest Phillips.  BUYS FRANKTON STORE  After Mr. Phillips death Mr. Cooper operated the store for his sister until it was sold to Mr. Adams.  Later Mr. Cooper purchased the store from Mr. Adams and continued as a druggist in Frankton until his
retirement from active business Aug 18, 1937, because of ill health.  He sold the Frankton store to Glen F. Brenan.  In 1931 Mr. Cooper bought the Central Pharmacy in Anderson from Mr. Roush and was owner of the store until April 12, 1938, when he sold the place to his nephew, Orla D. Phillips.  Mr. Cooper was town clerk of Frankton for 18 consecutive years.  On April 23, 1927 he married Miss Minnie Ramsey of Paint Lick, KY.  (b.July 22, 1881;  d. July 7, 1935)

 

COURTNEY, Francis W.  (Submitted by his grandson, Russ Courtney, russcourtney@att.net on 11 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  COURTNEY, McPHEARSON.]  "Francis W. Courtney, age 55, died this morning at the home of his brother-in-law, Charles McPhearson, one mile south and two and one half miles east of Elwood, of complication of ailments, the exact nature of which baffled physicians.  Mr. Courtney and his wife, Dora, had been residing at the McPhearson home for the past several months.  Mr. Courtney was a veteran glass blower and was affillated (sic) with the A.F.G.W.N., but had not been employed at his trade for some time.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Courtney and was born in Pennsylvania, May 9, 1874.  Mr. Courtney was a member of the Pentecostal Church."  [Francis W. Courtney died in 1929 and was buried in Elwood City Cemetery.]

 

COURTNEY, Jane.  (Submitted by her great-grandson, Russ Courtney, russcourtney@att.net on 11 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  COURTNEY, STEWART, DUNLOP.]  "Yesterday, May 28, 1905 at 11:00 at her late home at 704 north 3rd street, occurred the death of Mrs. Jane Courtney, wife of Andrew Courtney. The lady was 59 years of age and had been ill for some time. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. Mrs. Courtney was well known in this city and has won many friends by her kind disposition and gentle manners toward those with whom she came in contact. The funeral will occur from the family residence tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Dunlap of the Lutheran church having charge of the services. The remains will be interred in the city cemetery."  [Note of submitter:  Her mother was Jane Stewart and her father was John Dunlop. We believe she was born in Ireland and went to Scotland with her parents. Her father was from Scotland. Her marriage registration states her name as Jane Dunlop, dressmaker and spinster. She married Andrew Courtney, a manual labourer and a bachelor. Their residence at time of marriage was stated as Coatbridge Parish, Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. They moved to the Pittsburgh,PA in 1872/1873, then to Elwood,IN in 1893.]

 

COURTNEY, William Bruce.  (Submitted by his brother, Russ Courtney, russcourtney@att.net,  on 18 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  COURTNEY.]  Obituary read:  COURTNEY INFANT DIES.  William Bruce Courtney, 6-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Courtney, of 2926 Temple Avenue, Indianapolis, formerly of Elwood, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday following two days of intestinal influenza.  Rites were held at the residence in Indianapolis at 10:00 a.m. today by Rev. Joseph Petty of Pentecostal Church in Indianapolis.  Burial was in Elwood Cemetary in charge of Edgar M. Clark and Company, Inc.  Surviving besides the parents is one sister, Judith Ann, age 4, at home.  [Obit believed to have been in an Elwood newspaper.]

 

COURTNEY, William Edward.  (Submitted by Russ Courtney, russcourtney@att.net,  on 11 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  COURTNEY.]  Obituary read:  Well known farmer of eastern Tipton County succumbs to complication of ailments....William E. COURTNEY, one of the best known residents of eastern Tipton County died at the Mercy Hospital this morning about 11:15 o'clock of a complications of ailments.  He had been taken to the hospital a few days ago in a serious condition. Mr. Courtney was 
born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 8, 1877 and was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Courtney, his father being a native of Scotland and his mother of Ireland. He came by this community more than 30 years ago and has been a citizen well known and highly esteemed. FATHER OF 10 CHILDREN.  He was united in marriage December 31, 1900 to Miss Mary Jane Heflin (should be Headley??per other family history obtained) and the widow, with nine of the ten children born to their union survived. The children are Mrs. Earl Ballentine of Anderson; Janet, Hazel, Mildred, Mary, James, Martha Jane, Betty Jean and Margaret Courtney of this community. One daughter, Dorothy is deceased. There is one grandson, Billy. He leaves four brothers, Andrew of Elwood, John and Frank of Fort Smith, Arkansas and James of Bridgeport, PA (should be WVA) and three sisters Mrs. John Bambrough of Elwood, and Mrs. Arthur Hamel of California and Mrs. Harry Sachse of Bridgeport WVA. MEMBER OF FRATERNITIES Mr. Courtney was a member of Elwood lodge, Knights of Pythias and of the Elwood camp. Modern Woodmen of America. He was a man who was a favorite socially with all who knew him and he had a wide circle of friends who will sincerely regret to learn of his death. The body was removed to Edgar M Clarks and prepared for burial and will be taken to the home three miles west of the city Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock after which hour friends of the family may call to pay their respects. Funeral services will be conducted at the New Lancaster Christian Church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Reverend George Foster of Tipton and the burial will follow in the Cook Cemetery.  [ Notes of submitter:  We have a conflicting birth date....the obituary says March 8, 1877. If this date is correct, it conflicts with birth of his parent's next child, also born in 1877.  Census data for 1900 in Elwood, Indiana indicates that William was a chimney gatherer.  We have confirmed that William's father, Andrew was born in Templepatrick,County Antrim, Northern Ireland on April 28, 1842. He died August 24, 1929 and is buried in the Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport West Virginia.  William's mother, Jane Dunlap/Dunlop Courtney is buried in Elwood cemetery.][Submitter advises Mr. Courtney was aged 52 at the date of death, which was 02 Mar 1929.]

 

  (Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

DANIELS, Margaret Hagey  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, September 15, 1914, page 2.)  [Surnames:  DANIELS, HAGEY, LACKEY, HOOVEN]  Mrs. Margaret DANIELS DEAD  Burial Takes Place this Afternoon in West Maplewood Cemetery. - Another Pioneer Dies.  (Special to the Herald. Pendleton, Indiana Sept. 14.)
Mrs. Margaret DANIELS, widow of James T. Daniels, age 79, died at her home in Pendleton Sunday afternoon. funeral services will be held from the home on South Main street, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with interment at West Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.  Mrs. Daniels was the last of the HAGEY family, a family of pioneers, coming to this country in 1852, and was for many years a resident of Madison County. She formerly lived in Anderson. For three years she has been an invalid, living for some time with her daughter, Mrs. Otto LACKEY, of Pendleton.  Three sons and one daughter survive - Charles H. Daniels and Harry Daniels, of Anderson; James Daniels of Lafayette township; and Mrs. Otto Lackey, of Pendleton. Mrs. C. W. Hooven, of Anderson, is a niece of the late Mrs. Daniels.


DAVIS, Calvin Foster.   (Submitted by Pam Brown, pbflorida@yahoo.com  05 Aug 2001.  The original obituary was presumably published in the local Pendleton, Indiana newspaper on an unknown date.[Surnames:  DAVIS, JUSTICE, KINNAMAN, MITTANK, PRITCHARD.]  OBITUARY .  "Calvin F. DAVIS, son of Bailey and Charity Davis was born June 21, 1862 and died Sept. 25, 1924. Age 62 years, 3 months, and 4 days.  On March 12, 1885, he was married to Emily F. Justice. To them were born four children-Emory and Raymond Davis of Pendleton and Justice Davis of Akron, Ohio, and a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Kinnaman of Pendleton. Also one sister, Mrs. Mittank of Pendleton, the only survivor of nine brothers and sisters.  His sickness extended over a period of several months. He never complained but was resigned to the will of the Master. He was not identified with any church but his religion was to love God and to his fellowmen.  He was a devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was honest in all his transactions and faithful to all of his responsibilities.   During the long months of suffering he was ever mindful of his Saviors love and protecting care.  He leaves the loving wife, four children, 12 grandchildren, one sister, and a host of relatives and friends.  To the family in their sorrow, we would say: "Look toward God in whom he trusted and when the time comes when you are called to go, you will find rest in that place which God has prepared for the faithful."

"Earth has lost its look of gladness, Heaven seems to us more bright; Since the spirit of our dear one, Took its happy homeward flight.  And we long to cross that river, Long to rest upon that shore, There to see, and know and love him, With the Savior ever more."

[Submitter note: Calvin F. Davis was Calvin Foster Davis. His mother, Charity Davis was Charity Pritchard Davis, the daughter of Grandy Pritchard. Calvin’s sister, Mrs. Mittank was Cytha F. Davis who married John Mittank. His son, “Emory DavisEwas Emery Earl Davis]
"CARD OF THANKSWe wish to thank our many friends for their kindness and sympathy and also for the many floral offerings during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. We wish also to thank Rev. Kiger and Mr. McCarty for their consoling words of comfort and Mrs. D.G. Barrett and Mrs. Albert Davis for their beautiful songs.  Signed:
  MRS. EMILY DAVIS; EMORY DAVIS AND FAMILY; RAYMOND DAVIS AND FAMILY; JUSTICE DAVIS AND FAMILY; MR. AND MRS. FRANK KINNEMAN."


DAVIS, Hattie (McClelland) BAKER.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.)  [Surnames:  MCCLELLAND, BAKER, DAVIS.]    Mrs. Hattie DAVIS, age 53, residing at 218 east Twelfth street, died at 4:30 a.m. today at her home following an illness of six months. She had been a resident of Anderson for 37 years. Surviving are her husband, Oscar Davis; three sons, Forest, Howard and Clarence Baker, all of Anderson; and two brothers, James McClellan, of Muncie, and Emmet McClellan, of Anderson. The body was removed to the Howard Brown funeral home and returned to the residence later that evening. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm at the residence, and burial was in East Maplewood.  [b. 19 Aug 1881; d. 30 Oct 1934.]


DAVIS, Nancy Ann (Scott).  [Surnames:  DAVIS; SCOTT; PERKEY; WINDLE]   (Submitted by Pamela Brown, <pbflorida@yahoo.com> on 08 Dec.  2001.)  SOURCE:  Pendleton Republican, Vol. 21, No. 48 (July 28, 1899), p. 1.  The report of the sudden death of Mrs. John S. Davis, of 1422 S. Fletcher Street, Anderson, Indiana, spread fast and wide last Friday afternoon, after a sudden illness.  Although her death was only a natural consequence of the untimely attack and nature of her affliction. It was surprising and unexpected as the most unlikely occurrence.     On, Friday morning, July 21, 1899, Mrs. Davis became victim of the force, distress, and result of indigestion, coupled with over-exertion, manifesting itself in fits of vomiting, thus arousing a heart trouble, to which she was subject, and terminating in a fatal attack of organic heart trouble. She was engaged, at the time in discharging some of her household duties, and was suddenly stricken down from which she never rallied. She was ill, yet all the time rational, from the first heart attack to the last breath of life--just four hours and fifty-five minutes, passing peacefully away as if falling into sleep, at 3:25 p.m.

Nancy Scott was born in Wayne Co., March 24, 1830. She was the survivor, also the youngest of a family of seven children, of Harvey Scott and wife. She was also a sister to Elsberry, Duke and Haywood Scott favorably known all over the community.  At the age of 17 years, she was fatherless and motherless, and was left to the world, and at the age of 19, was married to John Smith [sic Smithson] Davis in January 19. 1849. Their life together up through the years of the past, to the present number half a century, has been on grand scene of happiness and contentment.  A few years subsequent to their marriage their home was fixed in Adams Township, six miles east of Pendleton, and for near thirty years, there they strove together in mutual interest, until twelve years ago, they removed to Anderson where the final departure of "mother" occurred.  One of the unfortunate particulars of this event lies in the fact that Mr. Davis was absent from home at the time of "mother's" death. Both having just returned from the health resort at Martinsville, Mr. Davis  left for an indefinite visit with relatives in Wayne County, Oliver Davis and family. Word being sent to him, he was received in Anderson at 9 o'clock p.m. the same day.   Of this union, 50 years ago last January, nine children were born, four boys and five girls, all of whom survive the mother, and all of whom live with in two hour's ride of the old homestead.

   The funeral services were held in the Christian Church  at Ovid, after short services at the home in Anderson at 1:00. Rev. John Huston, of Anderson, officiated, in which a number of very fitting and appropriate allusions were made over the deceased concerning her earthly career.  The home was the scene of beautiful floral offerings and decorations, and designs to fit the occasion.  Internment was made in the Baptist Cemetery, just west of Ovid. The mourning friend and relatives in attendance at the funeral were legion, testifying to their appreciation of her real worth, and a loss that is absolutely irrepearable.  The pall bearers appointed for the occasion were composed of the four sons of the deceased, namely, Harvey M. Davis, Elisha E., Miles L., and John A. Davis, and the two oldest grandsons, Charles Perkey[sic], of Elwood and Dory S. Windle [sic], of Pendleton.  Now, there is laid to rest a lady--a most estimable lady, and one of whom no one can ever say, "she has not fulfilled a woman's mission." May she rest and rest in peace.


DEITRICH, Mary Ann .  (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  DEITRICH; ]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER,  Monday Nov. 17, 1913.  DEATH ENDED LONG ILLNESS.  Aged German Woman Called to Her Reward Last Evening.  Mary Ann DEITRICH, age 73, died at her home, 310 North Fifth street at 11:15 o'clock last evening after an illness extending over the past two years. Throughout the long months of suffering, she remained cheerful and optimistic, and instead of proving a burden upon those who cared for her, she acted as an inspiration to all who came under her influence. The deceased was a native of Germany, being born there July 15, 1840, and the greater part of her life was spent there. In 1889 she came to the United States and since that time had made her home in Elwood. She was a devout member of the Catholic church and was a regular attendant at all the services there until her last illness. She was the mother of 8 children, four of whom survive here; Mrs. Trainer and John Deitrich of this city. Peter Deithrich of Indianapolis, and one son whose wherabout at present are not known. The funeral will be held at St. Joseph's church Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, Rev. Biegel in charge, and interment will follow in the Catholic cemetery south of the city.  Note: (Mary Ann was the wife of Matthias Deitrich.


DEITRICH, Matthias.   (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  DEITRICH; ]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER, Jan. 28, 1908.  MATTHIAS DIETRICH DEAD.  Old and Well Known Resident of Elwood, Answered Summons.  Matthias DEITRICH, one of Elwood's old and well liked citizens died this morning at his home at 238 North Fifth street, after an illness of some time, hemorrhages contributing to the affection which resulted in his demise. He was a native of Germany, came to this country when a young lad, and worked hard all of his life, conducted himself as a good citizen and raised an excellent family. His aged wife and family of grown children survive, to whom the sympathy of the community was extended. One child is in Iowa, one in Illinois. Another lives at Alexandria. Until they are heard from, no arrangements for the funeral will be made. The Deceased was of the Catholic belief and the funeral will be conducted by the local pastor of the church.

Elwood Call Leader Jan. 29, 1908
Funeral of Mathias DIETRICH.  The funeral of Matthias Dietrick, whose death was noted, will take place at the Catholic church. Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Father Biegel conducting the services, and the burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.


DUNCAN, Stella Irene (Benham).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.  Please contact me if you have a connection.)  [Surnames:  DUNCAN, BENHAM, LONG, DOWNER, ARNOLD.]  Extracted from The Anderson Daily Bulletin, Thursday Jan 29, 1959, Pg. 6, Col. 8.  Stella DUNCAN.  Mrs. Clifford W. Duncan, 69, Tujunga, Calif., the former Stella Denham [sic] [Stella Irene Duncan nee Benham (incorrectly written as Denham] of Anderson, died Wednesday morning at her home there.  She was survived by the husband; two sons, Raymond Duncan of Pasadena, Calif., and Carl Duncan of Framingham, Mass.; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Downer, Laguna Beach, Calif., and four grandchildren of Framingham, Mass.; and, Mrs. Edgar Arnold of Anderson, a sister-in-law.  Funeral services were conducted at the Bade Mortuary, Tujunga, with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park there.  [Submitter's note:  Mrs. Duncan was the daughter of Charles Lincoln Benham and Allie May Long.]


 EASTMAN, Anna May.  (Obituary submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, HILL, EASTMAN, PARTAIN, MORRIS, INGRAM.] The obituary appeared in the Anderson Herald, 12 June 1947, Page 2 and is here extracted: Mrs. Anna May EASTMAN, age 76, wife of Clint Eastman, 1517 West Fourth Street, died at her home Wednesday morning, after an illness of two months. Funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. J. A. Land, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist Church, in charge. Burial was in East Maplewood. Arrangements were handled by the Sells and Row Funeral Home. Surviving besides the husband were three sisters, Mrs. Charles Partain and Mrs. Ada Morris, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Steve Ingram, Covington, KY. and several nieces and nephews. [submitter notes: Anna Eastman was the d/o Robert Perkins & Lucy E. Hill of Rush Co, IN.]


EASTMAN, Clinton.  (Obituary submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, HILL, PARTAIN, MCDONALD, DEARING.] The obituary appeared in the Anderson Herald, 14 May 1950, Page 2, and is here extracted: Clinton EASTMAN, age 81, died yesterday at 6:30 a.m. in his home, 1517 West Fourth street. Born in Anderson on October 1, 1869, Mr. Eastman had resided in this city all his life. Funeral services were conducted at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home on Monday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev.Joseph A. Land, pastor of the
Fifth Street Methodist church . Burial was in East Maplewood cemetery. Mr. Eastman retired in 1942 after completing thirty years as an employe of the Guide Lamp Division. His wife died in June 1947. Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. Mary McDonald and Mrs. Lucy Dearing, both of Anderson, several nieces and nephews and seven foster
grandchildren.


ECKEL, Everett.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL, ELSBY.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled, "EVERETT ECKEL DIES IN HOME" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana on Friday, December 13, 1940:  Funeral to Be Saturday for Tinshop Operator.  Everett A. ECKEL, age 83, 1812 Central Avenue, resident of Anderson for 43 years, died at 4 a.m. yesterday in his home following an extended illness of three years.  Mr. Eckel was a native of Eaton, O., and came to Anderson in 1897 from Richmond. He was a retired sheet metal worker and for many years he operated a business establishment at Thirteenth and Meridian Streets. Later
the shop was operated near the Big Four freight house, and for the last several years it was located at the Eckel residence. Mr. Eckel was married in 1878 to Mrs. Elizabeth Eckel, who died in 1931. He was a member of Active Lodge No. 746, I.O.O.F.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Baker Brothers funeral home, The Rev. Arthu McDavitt, pastor of
the Universalist church, Muncie, officiating.   Burial followed in the Earlham Cemetery at Richmond after members of  the Odd Fellows lodge conducted ritualistic services.  Survivors included one daughter, Miss Ida Eckel, at home; four sons, Roy and
Frank Eckel, both at home; Howard Eckel, 122 West Sixth Street; and Edgar Eckel of Dayton, O; six grandchildren, a brother, Charles H. Eckel, of Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Frank W. Elsby, of Milwaukee, Wis.  


ECKEL, Harry C. (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL, GEBBART.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled, "Harry C. ECKEL Expires at Home" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Tuesday, February 05, 1935."  Harry Clayton ECKEL, age 51, resident of this city for many years, died at 6
a.m. yesterday at the family home, 2727 Brown Street, following a brief illness. He was a member of the Spanish-American War camp and the Mt. Moriah Lodge of Mason here.  Baker Brothers funeral home handled the services, held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 1935, at the residence, with the Rev. Herbert Perry of Dunkirk, in charge. Burial was in Maplewood. Members of the local Spanish-War camp met on the day of the funeral at 1: 30 p.m. at the G.A.R. hall and attended the
funeral in a group.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Aurilla Eckel; three daughters, Mrs. Marian Louise Gebbart and Misses Ruth Esther and Harriett Jeanne Eckel, all of Anderson; his father, E. A. Eckel; four brothers, Roy and Howard Eckel of
Anderson; Frank Eckel, Munford, Ala., and Edgar Eckel, Dayton, O.; a sister, Miss Ida Eckel, this city.


ECKEL, Howard.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, greve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL.]  The following is an  extraction from  the obituary entitled, "Howard ECKEL" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Monday, April 01, 1974 and appeared  in "Madison County Obituaries Collected from Anderson Newspapers and indexed. January 1 to June 30, 1974, by Russell W. Davis, page 78".  Howard ECKEL, 84, former long-time Anderson resident, died at home on Saturday, March 30, 1974, in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a druggist at the Cassell Drug Store and was also employed at the Strock Brothers Hardware Store. He retired in 1958 from the U. S. Air Force Base in Memphis, Tenn.  The World War I veteran was a member of the American Legion 40 & 8 and the United Methodist Church.  After funeral services in Dayton, Ohio, the body was returned for burial in East Maplewood Cemetery.  His survivors included:  a daughter, Virginia, at home; a brother, Edgar of Dayton, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Emily and Lorane Eckel, both of Pennsylvania. His wife, Edith preceded him in death.


ECKEL, Ralph O.  (Submitted by Jim and Gail Greve, ggreve@mediaone.net 15 Jun 2001.)  [Surnames:  ECKEL.]  The following is an extraction from  the obituary entitled," RALPH ECKEL EXPIRES AT HOME" which appeared in The Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana Saturday, March 24, 1934.  Park Place Man Succumbs to Lingering Illness:  Ralph Oliver ECKEL, age 46, resident of Anderson for thirty-seven years, died at 2:45 p.m., Friday, March 23, 1934, at the family home, 915 Union Avenue. Mr. Eckel had been in failing health for the past four years.  Funeral services were held at the residence at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 1934.  Baker Brothers Funeral Home was in charge, with the Rev. J. O. Hochstedler, and the Rev. E.
A. Reardon in charge. Burial followed in Maplewood. cemetery.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ada Eckel; his father, Everett A. Eckel; five brothers, Edgar Eckel, Dayton, O.; Roy, Frank, Harry and Howard Eckel, all of Anderson; and a sister, Miss Ida Eckel, also of this city.  Born in Richmond, Mr. Eckel lived here 37 years. He was employed 15 years by the Indiana Bell Telephone Company and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.


ENGLISH, Diane (Abrom).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.) [Obituary included Picture of Diane English.]  Diane (Abrom) ENGLISH, 33, 1911 Lincoln St., died Tuesday afternoon.   She was born in Anderson and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Anderson , High School and was employed at Family Planning in the medical records division. She was a member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church.  She was survived by two sons, Willie English and Eric English, both of Anderson; her mother, Mayme Abrom of Anderson; two brothers, Larry Abrom and Cary Abrom, both of Anderson; and several other relatives.  Services were at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Johnson Jr. officiating. Burial followed in East Maplewood Cemetery.  Calling was at the Lonnie C. Weston Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday.   [Note:  This obit probably appeared in Sep. 1987 in a local Anderson Paper.].  


FEASTER, Daisy Alfretta

Wednesday, November 30, 1927
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 15
Daisy Alfretta Feaster (nee Barnes)

"Mrs. Daisy A. Feaster, age 47, died early this morning of a complication of diseases at the home, 1819 Ohio avenue. Mrs. Feaster was found dead in bed about __ this morning. The deceased had been ill for some time. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Friends church with Rev. Charles Sweet, pastor of the church, in charge. The deceased is survived by the husband, William Feaster; the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Mitchell and Mrs. John Hutton, all of this city. Mrs. Feaster was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Anderson with her parents about 25 years ago. She has resided here since that time."

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


FRANKLIN, Benjamin Rev.  (Extracted from  "Deaths & Administrations, Anderson Democrat 25 October 1878, Page 271".)   [Surnames: FRANKLIN, WRIGHT, CLIFFORD, SMITH, RICE, PLUMMER.]  Rev. Benjamin FRANKLIN - It becomes our painful duty to record in today's Democrat the very sudden, although not unexpected, death of Rev. Benjamin Franklin at his home near this city on Tuesday evening last, of heart disease. Although Mr. Franklin has been troubled with the disease that finally ended his useful life, for many years yet for a few weeks past he had been almost free from its effects and he and his friends were hopeful that he might yet recover entirely from it, but this improvement, in his health proved but temporary, or like the calm that preceeds the storm, and on Tuesday afternoon last at three o'clock he first complained of the return of the smothering sensation that always accompanies that disease, and in less than two hours he had breathed his last, and a life full of valuable service to humanity and valiant work in the cause of God, was thus abruptly terminated.

He was born in Belmont county, Ohio, February 1, 1812, making him 66 years, 8 months and 10 days old at the time of his death. In early life his religious training was in accordance with the Methodist doctrine, although he never united with that church. In 1836, at the age of 24, he united with the Disciples and was immersed near Middletown, Henry county, this State, by the great pioneer preacher, Samuel Rogers. Soon after this Mr. Franklin began the work of preaching the gospel to his fellow men. He served society in the various attitudes of farming, teaching, editing several different papers, publishing books, tracts, debates, &tc.(sic) and preaching the Gospel. By means of the periodicals and other publications issued from his hand he became well known to many thousands, as a writer and publisher, with whom he had no personal acquaintance. He was actively engaged in the ministry of the Word for more than thirty years without the intermission of a single week, except in a few instances when compelled by sickness to lay by for a short time, and more than eight thousand people have been converted under his own personal appeals. He was entirely an extemporaneous speaker, never in his life having memorized a single discourse, either of his own composition or that of anybody else, and never more than three times in his life attempting to read a discourse. For years, he has been editor of the American Christian Review, for which paper he wrote an article on the day of his death. On Sunday, the 20th inst., he preached in the Christian church of this place, and seemed unusually strong and well.

On Monday, the 21st inst., he spent the day with his daughter, Mrs. S. WRIGHT. On Tuesday, the day of his death; he was in his usual health almost up to the very hour of his death. He ate his dinner as usual on that day, and about half past 2 o'clock in the afternoon, he lay down saying he felt sleepy. He slept about half an hour, and when he awoke he complained of scarceness of breath. He died in his arm chair, as any attempt to lie down seemed to increase his sufering which was intense. He was unable to converse with any of his family, though perfectly conscious of his coming death. He lived about two hours after his sufferings first commenced. The funeral took place from his residence west of town at 3 o'clock P.M. Thursday. Eight of his children were present, Joseph, the oldest son, living in Anderson, Mrs. Elizabeth CLIFFORD, Glenwood, Mrs. Martha SMITH, oldest daughter, Xenia, Mrs. Wm. WRIGHT, Anderson, Mrs. Belle F. RICE, Miamiville, Ohio, Mrs Martha PLUMMER, who lives on the farm where her father died, Benjamin and Alex. C. Franklin, of Indianapolis. He had been trouled with disease of the heart for many years, which terminated fatally on the 22d inst.

A work entitled "The Living Pulpit of the Christian Church" contains the following:  "It may be safely affirmed, that no preacher among the Disciples is more generally known than the subject of this sketch. He has been so long connected with the Press and has traveled so extensively, that wherever among Christians, the Bible alone is the rule of faith and practice, there the name of Benjamin Franklin is as familiar as household words. As a writer, he lays no claim to elegance, his articles too frequently bearing unmistakable marks of haste in their preparation. But he is generally forcible, and, as a writer for the masses, has been quite successful. He has written a number of tracts, all of which have been very popular; and the one eititled "Sincerity Seeking the Way to Heaven," has had the largest sale of any tract ever published by the Disciples."


FUSSELL, Samuel.   (Submitted by Toni Naccache, naccto@yahoo.com, on 02 Aug, 2001.  ["1876" hand-printed upon obituary.]  [Surnames:  FUSSELL.]  "DIED. - Of pneumonia, in Pendleton, on the 15.h inst., Samuel FUSSELL, aged 36 years, 8 months and 17 days.  In the presence of that sense of bereavement an regret which pervades our entire community with singular unanimity in view of the death recorded above, we take a mournful pleasure in paying here a slight tribute to his memory.  We never knew a man who had in a greater degree the power of making friends.  This is attested by the general and unfeigned sorrow of our whole people in his loss.  He had not an enemy in the world, while his ready sympathy, his kind heart, his open hand, his contagious cheerfulness, his manly demeanor, endeared him to all classes and to all conditions of men.  But better than all the virtues named above was one which he possessed in its completeness.  He was an honest man, By his new grave it is a sad satisfaction to record it.  In all the relations of life he acted well his part, bravely, kindly, affectionately.  As a husband and father he was all he should have been.  He followed to his grave, on Sunday, the 16th at the Friends' Graveyard near here by perhaps the largest concourse of people that ever assembled there.  He was laid with many tears in the midst of his kindred, many, many of whom had gone there before him.  Peace and sweetest to the weary.  'O! hearts that never cease to yearn O! brimming tears that ne'er are dried!  The dead though they depart, return as though they had not died.  The living are the only dead; I dead live--nevermore to die; and often when we mourn them fled; They never were so nigh.  And, though they lie beneath the waves, Or sleep within the churchyard dim —ah! through how many different graves God’s children go to Him!)  Yet every grave gives up its dead, ere it is overgrown with grass.  Then why should hopeless tears be shed, or need we cry, Alas!?  Or why should Memory veiled with gloom and like a sorrowing mourner craped, sit weeping o'er an empty tomb, whose captives have escaped?  'Tis but a mound, and will be mossed whene'er the Summer grass appears;  The loved, though wept, are never lost; We only lose our tears.   Nay, hope may whisper with the dead; By bending forward where they are; But Memory with a backward tread, Communes with them afar.  The joys we lose are but forecast and we shall find them all once more;  We look behind us for the past, and Lo! Tis all before!'"  J. B. Lewis has been appointed administrator of the Estate of Samuel Fussell, deceased.  [Submitter's note:  Samuel Fussell was the nephew of Solomon Fussell of Madison County, In.  Samuel's parents were Joseph and Elizabeth Moore Fussell, buried at Fall Creek Friends cemetery also.]


(Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

GROENDYKE Infant.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 25 May 2001.  Obituary from "The Anderson Democrat, August 24, 1877.)  [Surnames:  GROENDYKE, GROENENDYKE, FUNK].  "Thomas Groendyke buried a small child on Friday last. He resides in Richland township one mile west of Commisioner Funk's."


GROENDYKE, Thomas.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster travislemaster@visto.com on 25 May 2001.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, November 27, 1944.)  [Surnames:  GROENDYKE, GROENENDYKE, MILLER, SMITH, THOMAS].  Thomas GROENDYKE, 91, one of the best known residents of Lafayette township south of Alexandria, died Saturday evening about 8 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jasper Miller near Linwood, where he had been ill for about four months. For many years he operated the Linwood grain elevator, and was a large landowner in Lafayette township, where he had lived all his life.  The body was taken to the Roger C. Gipe mortuary and prepared for burial. Sunday afternoon it was returned to the Miller home to lie in state until the funeral, which will be held in the Linwood Christian Church at 2 P.M. Tuesday. The pastor Rev. Delmar Harrold, of Poneto, will conduct the rites, and interment will be in Park View cemetery here. The deceased was a member of the Olivet Christian church.   Mr. Groendyke was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Groendyke, early settlers of the community about a mile and a half south of Frankton, and was born on October 2, 1853. In 1874 he was married to Miss Emmaline Smith, who died in 1895. Two sons born to this union died in infancy.  In 1900 he was married to Mrs. Hattie Thomas, who survives him, with the daughter Mrs. Miller; a step-son Clifton Thomas, of Springfield, O.; a half-sister, Miss Josie Groendyke of Van Wert, O., three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 


GWINNUP, Esther J. (Submitted by Jim W. Tackitt, jtackitt@home.com,  11 July 2001.)  [Surnames:  TACKETT, GWINNUP, ELLINGWOOD, MILLER, BAKER, HARRIS, LUTHER, THORNBURG, EVERBACK, CHURCHILL, HOUBURN]  From an unidentified newspaper clipping, handwritten date given as 1918 [from collection of the late Hassell Tackett, 1903-1994, Pikeville, KY - no known connection between Mr. Tackett’s family and that of Mrs. Gwinnup of this clipping.]

"Aged Anderson [Madison Co., IN] Resident Died After Illness - Mrs. Esther J. GWINNUP, age 92, widow of William Gwinnup, died at 11:50 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Glen Ellingwood, 2210 Locust St., following a lingering illness. She had spent her entire life in Anderson and vicinity.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna Miller, South Bend, and Mrs. Ellingwood; three sons, J. Bee Gwinnup, Anderson; Alvin Gwinnup, Bloomfield, and Amos Gwinnup, residing in the state of Washington; eight grandchildren: Herbert Gwinnup, Anderson City Engineer; Howard Gwinnup, Wayne Baker, Mrs. Lela Harris and mrs. Sarah Luther, all of Anderson; Mrs. Esther Houburn, Mrs. Wilma Everback and Mrs. Gladys Thornburg, all of South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Churchill, Indianapolis.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church. The body was removed to the Earl Sells mortuary. Funeral arrangements have not been completed."


HACKER, James Alford.  (Submitted by David Douglas, DavidTAD3606@aol.com  24 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  HACKER, LAYTON.]  James Alford HACKER.  Born June 29,1919, died Feb.22,2001 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry V. Hacker and Trevlia Layton Hacker.


HACKER, Julius Leroy.  (Submitted by David Douglas, DavidTAD3606@aol.com  24 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  HACKER, CHAPIN, COMSTOCK.]  Julius Leroy HACKER.  Born Sept.21, 1916 died unexpectedly in his home March 18,2001. He was preceded in death by his wife,Carmen E. Chapin Hacker;and his parents Charles M. and Ethel Comstock Hacker. 


HAWKINS, Nancy Jane.   (Submitted by Paula Johnson, paulaj@inetdirect.net  03 Aug 2001.)  [Surnames:  HAWKINS, JOHNSON, RICHARDS. ]  This information is extracted from the obituary appearing in the ANDERSON BULLETIN Thursday July 24th 1947.  Mrs Nancy Jane Hawkins, aged 81, wife of Tilvin Hawkins, died at  5 o'clock a.m. July 23rd at the home of a son after a long illiness. Surviving besides the widower are three sons, Harold Johnson, Anderson; The Rev. Robert Johnson of Wothington and the Rev. Stephen Johnson, Bedford; one sister Mrs. Mary Richards of New York, NY.; eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Polhemus and Shirey funeral home at Daleville attended and Funeral services were   conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Nazerene with the Rev Jesse Downs in charge. Burial was in East Maplewood. 


HAZELBAKER, Anna M.

July 6, 1938
Anderson Times Tribune, p. 2
Anna M. Hazelbaker (nee Rathel)

Rev. G. R. Osborn, of Daleville, will have charge of the funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Hazelbaker, 46, wife of Otho Hazelbaker, which will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in King Chapel Christian Church six miles east of Alexandria. Internment will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery. The body of Mrs. Hazelbaker, which had been taken to the Kimmel mortuary at Gaston, was returned to the family home this morning to lie in state until the hour of the funeral. Her death followed a long illness which her friends had watched with a great deal of concern. She is survived by her husband; her father, William Rathel, of Alexandria; two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Jackson and Mrs. John Fahner, of the Gilman community, and a brother, Clarence E. Rathel of Milwaukee.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


HAZELBAKER, Otha Sylvanis

Wednesday, December 2, 1953
Alexandria Times Tribune, p. 1
Otha Sylvanis Hazelbaker

Funeral rites for Othie Hazelbaker, who died suddenly on Monday, will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Gipe, Williams and Kyle Funeral Home, with burial to be in the Jones Cemetery in Delaware County. The Eagles Lodge, of which he was a member and employee, will meet at the lodge home this evening at 6:45 o'clock and go in a body to the mortuary to conduct a ritualistic service.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


HEAVILIN, Mrs. Roseanna J.  (Submitted by Lisa Heavilin Bell, <Digging4Family@aol.com> 6 Dec 2000.  This is a type written copy of Roseanna's obituary, supposed to have appeared in an Anderson, Madison County, Indiana newspaper.) [Surnames: HEAVILIN, SMITH, JACOBS, MILLER, WINKLE, ROSS]  DEATH OF MINISTERS WIFE; Mrs. Roseanna  HEAVILIN SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS, LEAVES HUSBAND AND FIVE CHILDREN; CAME HERE FROM KENTUCKY.  Mrs. Roseanna J. Heavilin, age 46 years, wife of Rev. J.E. Heavilin, Dunkard Minister died at 3:10 pm yesterday at the family home, 218 W. Second St. Mrs. Heavilin was taken ill Friday week ago but her condition was not regarded as serious. Death is believed to have resulted from an abscess.  She is survived by the husband and five children, Mary E. Jacobs of Albany, Indiana; Fred V. Miller, Lula Bell Miller, Lona D. Miller and Alva Waine Heavilin. In addition to the immediate family, she is survived by two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Symatha Winkle, Mrs. Janie Ross of Indianapolis, John Smith and A.W. Smith. The father Leander Smith of Madison, Indiana also survives. Mrs. Heavilin came to this city from Knox County, Kentucky. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. (**Webmaster note: Death Records Index of Madison County, IN 1882-1920, p. 182 contains this record:  HEARILIN, Rosanna, F W 46 d. Mar 12, 1912, Anderson.  Book CH-8, page 91.)


HICKMAN, Grace.  (Submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: HICKMAN, SIX, EASTMAN, SCOTT, PERKINS, HILL.] The following obituary appeared in the Anderson Herald, 23 May 1918, p.4: "DEATHS & FUNERALS; Mrs. George  HICKMAN. Mrs. Grace Hickman, 411 Jackson street, died early Wednesday morning. The funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the residence, with burial in Maplewood. Mrs. Hickman is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Six, of New Castle; two sisters, Mrs. Clinton Eastman, and Mrs. John Scott, both of Anderson. Mrs. Hickman born in Rush county. She had lived in Anderson several years. Her husband is employed by Striker Bros. Mrs. Hickman was suddenly stricken with apoplexy Tuesday night. Early in the evening she assisted her husband in their garden and was not complaining at that time. An hour later she became unconscious and never rallied. [submitter notes: Grace Hickman was the d/o Robert Perkins & Lucy E. Hill of Rush Co, IN.]


HINES, Alberta (Davis) - (submitted by: Kathy Heckman - 10/3/2007)

Marion Chronicle
Tuesday March 17, 1953
p. 2, column 7

Mrs. Alberta Hines

The Rev. C. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Christian Church, will be in charge of funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Hines, resident of the Emily Flinn Home, at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home. Burial will be at East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. Mrs. Hines died at 2:55 p.m. Monday at Marion General Hospital following an illness of a few days. Coming from Anderson where she was employed as a housemother of the Young Women's Christian Association. Mrs. Hines established her residence at the home here in 1943. A daughter, Mrs. Catherine Schiess, Gary; one grandson and two sister, Mrs. Cora Smith, Enid, Okla., and Mrs. John G. Smith, Springfield, O., are the survivors. The body was taken to 2722 S. Washington St., and it will remain there until time for the services.

Marion Leader Tribune
Tues. March 17, 1953
p. 2, column 8

Funeral Services Pending For Mrs. Alberta Hines

Mrs. Alberta Hines, a resident of the Emily E. Flinn Home, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday at Marion General Hospital, following an illness of a few days. Mrs. Hines went to the home in 1943, coming here from Anderson where she was employed as a housemother at the Young Women's Christian Association for a number of years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Schiess, Gary; a grandson, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Smith, Enid, Okla., and Mrs. John G. Smith, Springfield, O. The body was taken to 2722 S. Washington St. pending funeral arrangements.

Marion Leader Tribune
Wed., March 18, 1953
p. 5, Column 5

Hines Rites Planned

Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Hines, resident of the Emily Flinn Home, died at 2:55 p.m. Monday at Marion General Hospital, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the home with the Rev. C. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Christian Church, in charge. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. The body will remain at 2722 S. Washington St. until time for the rites.


HINES, James A. - (submitted by: Kathy Heckman - 10/3/2007)

Anderson Herald
Jan. 12, 1916, pg. 4

JAS. A. HINES PASSES AWAY

Anderson Carpenter Succumbs To Lingering Illness - Funeral Thursday

James A. Hines, age 46, carpenter, died at 4:15 p.m. yesterday at his home, 815 West Ninth street, following a lingering illness. Death was due to cancer. The funeral will occur at 2 p.m. Thursday, with services at the residence and burial in Maplewood. He is survived by a widow and four children, Mrs. Burbrink, residing on Fletcher street; Carl Hines, Catherine Hines, and Esther Hines, residing at home. Mr. Hines was born and raised in Boone county. For a number of years he was engaged in farming pursuits in Boone county, and during the later part of his life, spent considerable time in the west. He later located in Anderson and during his residence here was employed as a carpenter.


HOFFMAN, MARY S. (VanAmber).  (Submitted by Dana Kime, danak@jps.net, on 07 Sep 2001. ) [Surnames:  HOFFMAN; VANAMBER;NEWCOMER]  The Obituary appeared in theElwood Daily Press, Monday p.m., January 16, 1893. SANK TO REST; THE ANGEL OF DEATH SUMMNED AND MRS. HOFFMAN ANSWERED THE CALL. The past six weeks, Mrs. Jonathan Hoffman of 1647 east Main street wife of Jonathan Hoffman of the Rodefer & Hoffman window glass factory, has been suffering with dropsy. The disease baffled the skill of her physician and Dr. Newcomer, of Tipton was called in counsel. His last visit was made Saturday and was wholly unavailing. she died Sunday morning. Thus passed away an esteemed and consistent Christian lady. Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman came from Bellaire, O. The funeral will occur Wednesday, services by Rev. T. M. Guild of whose church Mrs. Hoffman was a worthy member. for the present the remains will be placed in the cemetery vault till arrangements can be made to take them to Bellaire for burial.  [The Elwood City Cemetery records show her buried there, but it is possible she was moved as per her obituary.]


HOFFMAN, JONATHAN. (Submitted by Dana Kime, danak@jps.net, on 07 Sep 2001. ) [Surnames:  HOFFMAN; VANAMBER;NEWCOMER; STANCIL; FINCH]  The Obituary appeared in the Elwood Call Leader, Tuesday August 1, 1916.  "BURIAL OF JONATHAN HOFFMAN THURSDAY.  DECEASED PROMINENT IN CIVIC AND INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS HERE FOR YEARS. Jonathan Hoffman, for many years a resident of Elwood died at Detroit, Michigan, at 5:30 a.m. Monday. The remains were brought to Elwood arriving over the Pennsylvania lines at 8:35 a.m. today. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Stancil of Detroit and Dr. G. V. Newcomer, of Elwood.  Mr. Hoffman was nearly 85 years old. He was born at Clyde, New York, October 29, 1831. He was twice married, his first wife being May Sophia VanAmber, of Alexandria Bay, New York. To this union were born five children, all of whom are still living except one son. Those surviving are William Hl and Charles J. Hoffman, of Augusta, Kansas, Mrs. G. V. Newcomer, of Elwood and Mrs. William E. Stancil, of Detroit. The third son, Oliver, died in Elwood January 7, 1907.  As a young man Mr. Hoffman learned the window glass trade which he followed during the active years of his life, and was considered one of the best window glass blowers in America. In 1892 he came to Elwood and in partnership with John F. Rodefer, built the Elwood Window Glass factory, which he operated until 1899, when he sold out and retired from active business. In January, 1894, he was married to Mrs. Mary Finch, of Elwood , who died in April of 1914. In the fall of 1915 he went to Detroit to live with his youngest daughter and her husband where he resided until his death.  Mr. Hoffman was an active member of the Methodist church for the greater part of his life. During the early day of the Civil War he volunteered and was appointed sergeant in a New York Company and was stationed at Washington D. C. and at the time of the battle of Bull Run acting with his company as guard at the capitol. He remained in the army until discharged for physical disability.  The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by Rev. J. F. Radcliff. Internment will follow in the Elwood cemetery.

The Elwood Call Leader carried an obituary dated THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1916.  The funeral of the late Jonathan Hoffman who died Monday morning at Detroit was held this morning at the Methodist church, Rev. J. F. Radcliff in charged. The deceased was a resident of Elwood for years, having a great circle of friends in the community and many attended the service this morning to pay their last respects to the man whose long life has come to an end. Interment occurred in the Elwood Cemetery.


HUTTON, John H.

Monday, November 1, 1965
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 3
John H. Hutton

John (Jack) Hutton, 98, 2104 Columbus Ave., died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday, at Community Hospital after an illness of one week. He had been in the hospital one day. Mr. Hutton was born Oct. 25, 1867 in Saginaw, Mich., to John W. and Helen Merril Hutton. He was retired from Nicholson File Company as a foreman in the cutting department. Surviving are his wife, Maude, a daughter, Mrs. Twyla Mayrath of Dodge City , Kansas, and four grandchildren. The body was taken the the Baker Brothers Funeral Home.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


HUTTON, Maude

Wednesday, November 10, 1965
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 7
Maude Hutton (nee Barnes)

Mrs. Maude Hutton, 76, 2104 Columbus Ave., died suddenly at St. John's Hospital at 8 a.m. today, shortly after arriving at the hospital. Mrs. Hutton was born June 10, 1889, near Hamilton, Ohio, to Shannon and Elizabeth Barnes, and moved with her family, as a child to Anderson. She worked for a short time at Nicholson File Company. She was a member of the Anderson Garden Club, and the Flora Culture Club, and had won many awards for her flowers. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Twila) Mayrath of Dodge City, Kansas; one niece, Mrs. Charles Stiner; one nephew, Bob Mitchell; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The body was taken to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday. Funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home by Rev. Russel Dietch. Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


 

IRONS, Daniel.  [Surname:  IRONS]  This obituary was provided to us on 03 Dec 2001 by David Nelson, who has no relationship whatsoever to this family; however, he came upon the article during another pursuit and furnished it to us.  His purpose is to call attention to this obituary because it serves as a classic example of how an ancestor might disappear from the records and appear untraceable!!!!  The state prison mentioned is located in Michigan City, Indiana.  (From:  Michigan City Dispatch, Thursday, March 14, 1907.) DEATH OF A CONVICT.  Daniel Irons, a colored convict at the state prison, aged 42 years, died yesterday of liver complaint, after an illness of four months.  The prisoner was received from Madison County on Jan. 12, 1904, to
serve from one year to three years for petit larceny.  He has no folks and his body will probably be sent to a medical school."


(Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

JACKSON, Arminda

Saturday, July 27, 1929
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 8
Arminda Jackson (nee Morris)

The funeral of Mrs. Arminda Jackson, who passed away yesterday after a short illness of heart trouble, will he held at 2 p.m. Sunday at King's Chapel. Rev. J. E. McCorkhill will have charge of the funeral assisted by Rev. J. A. Bray, of Daleville. Interment will take place in Jones Cemetery southeast of Alexandria.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007



JACKSON, Ernest

Monday, July 27, 1959
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 7.
Ernest Jackson

Ernest Jackson, 78, died at 5_.m. Monday at his home six miles east of Alexandria in Delaware County. He had been critically ill for two weeks. Mr. Jackson was a retired farmer and had been engaged in farming all of his life. He had resided for 51 years in the community in which he died. Mr. Jackson was born in Hancock County but moved to Delaware County at the age of 3. He was born Sept. 23, 1880, and was the son of Jefferson and Amanda Morris Jackson. He married Blanche Tharp on March 16, 1906, in Harrison Township. He was a member of the Kings Chapel Christian Church and the Delaware County Farm Bureau. Surviving are: the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Florence Gwaltney, RR 2, Gaston, and Mrs. Ada McKay, RR 1, Alexandria: two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The body was brought to the Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home in Alexandria and will be returned to the family residence where friends will be received after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Run Church in Delaware County. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


JACKSON, Oscar L.

Thursday, May 8, 1947
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 9
Oscar L. Jackson

Oscar L. Jackson, age 69, well-known retired farmer who resided on the county line road in Delaware County, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, following a four-week illness. He had been at St. John's Hospital, Anderson, part of that time. The body was brought to the Roger C. Gipe funeral home and will be returned to the family residence Friday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Surviving are a son, Ralph, Muncie; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Collins, Gaston, R.R. 2; Mrs. Helen Eppard, Alexandria, R.R. 1; Mrs. Vermabel Mansfield, Muncie; three brothers, Lone Jackson, Gaston; Lester Jackson, Michigan City, and Ernest Jackson, R.R. 1, Alexandria; one sister, Mrs. Alma Kirkman, Alexandria, and five grandchildren. Mr. Jackson was born March 8, 1878, the son of Thomas and Arminda (Morris) Jackson, in Hancock County, and moved with his parents to Delaware county at the age of nine. He had resided on the same farm for the past 25 years. On June 14, 1903, he was married to Miss Pearl Ethel Rathel, who died Dec 20, 1944. Mr. Jackson was a member of the Kings Chapel Christian Church, the Gilman Odd Fellows and Muncie Eagles Lodge.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


JOHNSON, Dolly.  (*Extracted from the Anderson Herald, February 25, 1908, Special to the Herald).  [Surnames:  JOHNSON, ANDERSON, DELAWTER, REID]  Dolly JOHNSON IS DEAD AT HER HOME West of the City-Was One of the Pioneers-Survived by Four Children.  Mrs. Dolly Johnson, aged 82, widow of the late John Johnson, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Anderson, three miles east of Lapel. Mrs. Johnson had been sick for some time with heart trouble and a general breaking down due to old age, but had only been confined to her bed a week. She leaves four children: Martha Johnson, of Perkinsville; Mrs. Rosa Anderson, of east of Lapel; Mrs. Jonathan Delawter and Mrs. Mary Reid of Anderson. Mr. Johnson died about twenty years ago and Mrs. Johnson lived on the old home farm, east of where she died, for a number of years, but after selling the farm to John Haas of Anderson, she lived with her children. No funeral arrangements have as yet been made, but the funeral will probably be held some time tomorrow. The body will be interred in the Pendleton cemetery, where Mr. Johnson was buried.


JOHNSON, John J.  *(Extracted from the Anderson Democrat, Friday, 14 October 1892, Vol. 24, No. 13. Front Page.) [Surnames:  JOHNSON]  Obituary of John J. JOHNSON - SNAPPED - In An Instant the Thread of Life Gives Way--One Moment In perfect Health, the Next Struggling in the Last Throes of Death--John J. Johnson a Prominent Farmer of Stonycreek Township Stricken with Heart Disease--His Head Drops on His Breast and he Expires Instantly.

In an instant the thread of life gave way, and the victim who a moment before appeared in perfect health lay struggling in the last throes of death. A death more tragic than that of John J. Johnson has not occurred to shock the people of Stonycreek township in a long while.  The sudden summons came as unexpected as a clap of thunder from a clear day. In splendid health and to all appearances a long life of usefulness before him, the grim monster invaded the household and with icy touch claimed the head of the family. John J. Johnson was one of Stonycreek township's best known men. He lived on a splendid farm at Johnson's crossing six miles west of the city on the Chicago and Southeastern railroad. He has long been prominent in the affairs of the neighborhood and in all questions of local interest his word carried weight.

On Friday Mr. Johnson went to Knightstown to visit a daughter. When he left home he was in the best of spirits and enjoyed his usual degree of health. Yesterday, while sitting in a chair in his daughters home talking with those about him his head suddenly fell forward on his breast and the next moment death claimed the victim.  So terribly sudden was the summons that the family were hardly able to realize what had happened until it was all over. Mr. Johnson was a powerfully built man, standing over six feet in height he was big in proportion and could be readily classed among the larger sized men in the county. In former days he was stout as a giant but a few years ago, had an experience that shattered his health somewhat and he has probably not been as strong since. The same sort of experience would have killed nine men out of ten and it was only Mr. Johnson's robust constitution that enabled him to pull through. Democrat readers will remember the story and it is not necessary to go into details. He and a neighbor named (Hawkins) had a disagreement. Mr. Johnson always had the reputation of being a quiet, peaceable man, but on the other hand, Hawkins was looking for trouble. Accordingly, he shouldered his gun and started after Johnson, who at that time was post master at Johnson's Crossing. Going to the post office, Hawkins with fearful desperation opened fire and did not cease shooting until he had sent five bullets crashing into Johnson's body. Supposing he had killed his man, Hawkins retraced his steps and going to his own barn a few rods away, blew his own brains out. After a hard tussle, Mr. Johnson survived his numerous wounds but it was a severe strain upon his hitherto rugged constitution. His health was considerably shattered by the ordeal through which he passed and he was never as stout a man afterward.  People who live in the vicinity of Johnson's crossing have the highest regard for their old associate and neighbor and his death is greatly deplored. The remains passed through the city at noon today enroute from Knightstown to his late house in Stonycreek township.


JOHNSON, Martha.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 25 May 2001.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, February 29, 1932 ").  [Surnames:  JOHNSON, PIERCE, RYBOLT, MONTGOMERY]  Mrs. Martha JOHNSON,  63, widow of the late John M. Johnson, and whose home was in the country two miles east of Linwood, died in St. John's hospital at Anderson this morning at 4 o'clock. She had submitted to an operation there at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Her funeral will be held at the family home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. It will be in charge of Rev. Dewey Hole of Muncie, and internment will be in West Maplewood cemetery in Anderson.  Mrs. Johnson, who was born in Richland township on November 16, 1868, had been ill for several months. She was married to Mr. Johnson on August 4, 1889, and he died a number of years ago. The surviving family includes two sons and two daughters, Lawrence Johnson of Richland township, John Johnson of Anderson; Mrs. Cecil Rybolt and Mrs. Ruth Montgomery, both of Anderson. She was a sister of Elias Pierce, William Pierce and Lyman Pierce, all of this community. Her parents were the late Edmund and Catherine Pierce, and she leaves 17 grandchildren.  She was a member of the Wesley Chapel church, and of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the Bethany church. She was also a member of the Daughters of Rebeckah lodge at Linwood, and the members of that organization will give their burial ritual at the funeral. She had been a resident of Madison county all of her life, and had a very wide circle of friends in the county south of the city.

From: Alexandria Times-Tribune, March 2, 1932.  Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Johnson, southeast of Alexandria, were held at the family home this afternoon, and were largely attended. Rev. Dewey Hole, of Muncie, was in charge, and the body was taken to West Maplewood cemetery at Anderson for interment. Mrs. Johnson died following an operation to which she had submitted in St. John's hospital. 


JOHNSON, Solomon B.  (These obituaries were submitted by Paula Johnson, paulaj@inetdirect.net  03 Aug 2001.)  [Surnames:  JOHNSON, BROOKS, GUILKEY.]  ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN 31 October 1924:   Rev. Solomon JOHNSON  (William was the name mistakenly used in the paper.), formerly pastor of the Nazarene church here, died yesterday at Upland. He is the fourth member of the family to die in two years. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Three sons died within a period of a few months and were buried here. The widow and four sons survive. Two sons Leslie and Charles Johnson of 2312 Jackson Street went to Upland to accompany the body here Sunday for burial.

NOBLESVILLE DAILY LEDGER Wednesday 5 November 1924:  Rev. S. JOHNSON Dies Suddenly.   Mrs. W. J. Brooks called to her home in Anderson .  Mrs. W. J. Brooks who has been in this city for a number of weeks in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Guilkey, on 10th Street, was called to her home in Anderson on account of the death of a relative in the family, Rev. Solomon Johnson a minister of Upland, Indiana. He attended his prayer meeting on Wednesday evening and died suddenly ,Thursday evening while sitting in his chair. He was taken to the home of his son, Leslie Johnson in Anderson for the funeral. Rev. and Mrs. Johnson have buried in the past two years three grown sons and had also buried a grown daughter. they were the parents of seven sons and one daughter. The wife and four sons are left to mourn the loss of this father. Rev Robert Johnson of near Muncie, Rev Cally Johnson a twin brother of Robert, also a minister and who lives in Indianapolis, and Harold Johnson is in home in Upland. Mrs. Robert Johnson is the daughter of Mrs. Brooks and a sister of Mrs. Guilkey and they often visited in this city and the sympathy of this community goes out to this family in its bereavement. 

Unknown UPLAND NEWSPAPER:   Rev. S. B. JOHNSON, former pastor here was buried last Monday. Mr. Johnson was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., Sept. 26, 1857 and was 67 years of age. Interment was made at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson. He leaves to mourn his death , a widow and five sons. One brother is still living. The Johnson family have experienced the visit of the death angel within their home some four different times during the past two or three years. Rev. and Mrs. Johnson only recently buried a son and two sons preceeded the father only a short space of time. Rev Johnson was well known and respected about Upland and a host of friends extend sympathy to the widow and remaining children.

ANDERSON BULLETIN Date unknown:   The funeral of  Rev. Solomon JOHNSON formerly a minister here who died in Upland will be held Sunday at 2pm at he Nazarene church at the corner of Jackson and 23rd Streets. The widow of Rev. Johnson is said to be severely ill. 


JOHNSTON, Fenton.  (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  JOHNSTON; COLE]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER.  Date unknown.     FENTON JOHNSTON SUCCUMBS TODAY
Fenton JOHNSTON, 67 of 720 Main street died this morning at his home. He was married to Crystal Cole, who died April 27, 1968. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church, the Masonic and Elks lodges. The only survivors are half brothers and sisters. The body is at the Copher and Fesler funeral home, where funeral rites are pending.
Note: Fenton the stepson of James A. Brannen and Rose Marie.


JOHNSTON, Crystal M.  (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  JOHNSTON; COLE; DOWNEY; KNOTTS; HELMS.]   [ELWOOD CALL LEADER Sat. Jan. 27, 1968]  Mrs. Crystal M. JOHNSTON, 62, of 720 Main street died at 2:10 a.m. today in the Mercy hospital after several months illness. She was born in Elwood, Oct. 4, 1905, the daughter of Ollie and Elizabeth Helms Cole. She was married to Fenton Johnston, and was a member of the First Presbyterian church. She was employed as secretary at the J. Lewis Small Co.  Survivors include the husband: her mother. Mrs. Elizabeth Cole of Elwood: two sisters, Mrs. William Downey of Anderson and Mrs. George Knotts of Tipton. The body is at the Copher and Kesler funeral home where friends may call after noon on Sunday. Funeral rites will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Copher and Fesler funeral home. Rev. James Saint Jr. of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Elwood City cemetery.  Note: (Fenton and Crystal never had children.)


JONES, Pamela K (Ellsworth) - (Submitted by Eli Smith 4 Aug 2015) [Surnames: Ellsworth; Jones; Driggers; Hauge; Jones-Fisher; Riley; Frantom; Jewell; Cruz; Peters; Clark; Ashley; Looper; Doddridge; St. Clair; Bingham] [Herald Bulletin 8 Jan 2015]

ANDERSON-Pamela K. (Ellsworth) Jones, 55, of Anderson died at her residence Jan. 6, 2015, after an extended illness.  She was born March 24, 1959, in Anderson to. Gwynford Wayne and Mary (Driggers) Ellsworth. She owned and perated Scenic Seekers Tours.  She was presiden of Anderson City Council; Democrat Precinct Committeewoman; member of Democratic Women's Clud and a Charter Member of Roosevelt Kennedy Club.  She was a lifetime member of First Pentecostal Church in Anderson.  She loved and adored her parents, and her sister and brother.  She is She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Merle Jones of Anderson; her parents, Gwynford Wayne and Mary (Driggers) Ellsworth; two sons, Elvis Presley (Crystal) Jones and Robert James (Lisa) Jones; several grandchildren; sister, Chena Ellsworth; brother, Allen (Shelly) Ellsworth; brothersinlaw: Carlos Jones; Charles G. Jones; Doyle Jones; Robert Jones; David Jones; Darell Jones; Rodney Jones and Jerry Jones and sisterinlaw, Barbara Shelton; several nieces and nephews; her nine stepchildren, Ruby Hague, Millie Jones, Barbara JonesFisher, Robin Riley, Shelley Frantom, Jackie Jones, Sheila Faye Jewell, Regina Jones and Cindy Cruz; and six special friends, Julie Peters, Lisa Clark, Sheila Ashley, Lisa Jones, Diane Looper, and her Tennessee pal, Jaylena Jones. She was preceded in death by her son, Charles M. W. Jones; aunt Marlene Doddridge; uncles, Gary and Doug Ellsworth; brothersinlaw: Roger Jones, Shelly Jones and Alford Jones; three stepchildren, Melissa K. Jones, Merle F. Jones, II and Dale Keith Jones. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Pentecostal Church, 630 W. 53rd St., Anderson, with Bishop Danny St. Clair, the Rev. Luke St. Clair and Bishop R. B. Bingham officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before service Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to First Pentecostal Church, 630 W. 53rd St., Anderson, IN 46013. RozelleJohnson Funeral Service handled the arrangements.


KING, David.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 20 May 2001.  Obituary from Alexandria Times-Tribune, November 2, 1913").  [Surnames:   KING, JACKLEY, GOSNELL, MAY]  David KING, a well known resident of Frankton, died last night at 11 o'clock after a lingering illness which resulted last Tuesday in an operation for the amputation of the right leg. The deceased man is survived by a wife and four children. The children are: Mrs. Maude Jackely, of Russell, Iowa, who reached Frankton before her father died; Mrs. Mack Gosnell, of Rushville, Ind., who was unable to get to the bedside of her father; Victor King, residing on a farm near Frankton, and Hoy King, residing in Frankton.  Mr. King was known by many people in Madison county and for a number of years he lived on a farm between Alexandria and Frankton. During the harvest this summer, Mr. King blistered his foot and gradually gangrene set in. As a last resort to save the right limb an operation was performed last Tuesday. The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

From: Alexandria Times-Tribune, November 3, 1913.  The funeral of David King, a prominent retired farmer residing in Frankton, who died Sunday night after a several weeks attack of gangrene, will be held from the Christian church in Frankton Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Shaul, the pastor, and burial will be in the Sigler cemetery at Frankton.  The deceased was a son of the late David King, one of the earliest settlers in this section of the county, and was born on the King farm along Pipecreek, southwest of Orestes. There he grew to manhood, and it was there that he and his wife, who was Litha Ann May, to whom he was married in the early seventies, made their home and reared their family.  
A number of years ago Mr. King left the farm and moved to Elwood to take charge of a grain elevator. He was well known to a large number of Alexandria people.  [Note: David King was the son of Daniel King, not David King, as reported.] 


KING, George Washington.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 25 May 2001.  Obituary from "Anderson Democrat, August 19, 1892").  [Surnames:  KING, SIGLER ].  Joseph Sigler is to-day at Frankton attending the funeral of Washington KING, and[sic] old and substantial farmer of Pipecreek.  [Note: Buried at Sigler Cemetery, Pipe Creek Township.] 


KING, Nancy Ann (Owings).  (Submitted by Eugene F. Gray, graye@msu.edu, 18 Mar 2002.)   [SURNAMES:  KING, OWINGS, STEVENS].  From the " Wabash Plain Dealer, Friday, July 22, 1887, p. 1, col. 5."   Nancy Ann KING was born in North Carolina, Nov. 17, 1816; moved to Madison, Ind., when quite young and was married to Wm. King in 1833; moved with her husband to Wabash county in 1860. Her husband died in May, 1869.  Mrs. King continued to reside on their farm, one mile north of Dora, until her death, which occurred July 13, 1887, aged 70 years, 7 months and 26 days.  Mrs. King was the mother of eight children, four of whom survive her, viz: Nathan King of Dora; James King of Belden; Elisha King of Jay County; and Mrs. Henrietta Stevens of Randolph county.  Mother King had been a member of the Christian church about twenty years, and in all the relations of life was a good woman.  Elder Lambert, of Andrews, preached the funeral discourse to a large concourse of people at the Christian church on Thursday, and her remains were laid beside her husband in the Dora cemetery."  [NOTE:  Nancy Ann (Owings) King was the daughter of James and Mary (Patrick) Owings of Frankton.]


KIRKMAN, Alma O. (Jackson)

Tuesday, March 15, 1955
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 18

Ex-resident of Alexandria Dies
Alma O. Kirkman (nee Jackson)

Mrs. Alma O. Kirkman, a native of Hancock County, and for several years a resident of Alexandria, died Monday afternoon at the Bradford Nursing Home, following an illness of two weeks. The body was taken to the Davis and Stricler Funeral Home where friends may call after 6 p.m. today and where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Clayton Steele, Methodist pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Run Cemetery, east of Alexandria. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Kirklin Bryant, Muncie; two brothers, Lester Jackson, Michigan City, and Ernest Jackson, RR1 Alexandria. Mrs. Kirkman was the widow of John Parker Kirkman, Muncie attorney who died several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church, the Truth Seekers class and the Women's Society of Christian Service of the church. She was the daughter of Thomas J. and Amanda Jackson.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


KNIGHT, Harry (Hal) R.   (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  KNIGHT.]  The Anderson Herald, Thursday Sept 13, 1917,  Page 8, Col 6.  The body of Harry (Hal) R. KNIGHT will be brought from Brazil this evening to the home of his brother, James W. Knight, west of Anderson, where the body will lie in state until 2 p. m. when burial will take place in Maplewood. No services will be held at the home but short services will be conducted at the ceremery[sic], with Rev. J. W. Potter in charge.  A short service will be held at Brazil before the body is brought to Anderson  


KNIGHT, James W.  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  Anderson Herald, Thurs. Nov. 6, 1919, Page 1, Col 2.  James W.  KNIGHT,  63, Anderson Resident 51 Years, Manufacturer and One of Founders of Anderson Bulletin, Expires at Westbrook.  Funeral Probably  on Friday Afternoon - One of Thirteen Charter Members of Elks.

James W. KNIGHT, age 63, manufacturer, and one of the former publisher of the Anderson Bulletin, died about 4 p. m. yesterday at "Westbrook," his country home west of Anderson on the Fishersburg pike. He had been in ill health for several months but continued actively in his business affairs until only a few weeks ago.  Since that time he had gradually weakened and heart disease was said to be directly responsible for his death.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed, pending the arrival of relatives, but the service will probably be held tomorrow afternoon.  Mr. Knight is survived by one brother, Fred Knight of Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Lanphear and Miss Emma Knight; a niece, Miss Margaret Hughes, living at "Westbrook," and a nephew, George Polk, of Chicago. Mr. Knight's wife died about twelve years ago.

Anderson Resident Half Century
James W. Knight was the son of the later Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Knight, of Anderson. He was born in Mt. Sterling, Ill., March 8, 1856. The family moved to Muncie in 1863 and located in Anderson in 1868. Mr. Knight received a part of his education in the Anderson schools and learned the printer's trade on the old "Plain Dealer." In March, 1885, he with the late Dory Biddle and Charles R. Cravens, West Thirteenth street, founded the Anderson Bulletin. Mr. Knight retired from the newspaper work several years ago and entered the manufacturing field as part owner of the Plost Fence Post Company. Since that time he acquired various interests in local industries and at the time of his death was president of the American Playground Device Company and owned a half interest in the B. P. Trailer Company. Mr. Knight was the owner of the building now occupied by the Bulletin, of residence properties in and near Anderson, and lots at the northeast corner of Tenth street and Central avenue. He was also interested in the Sterling Fire Insurance Company of Indianapolis. Mr. Knight will be remember by older residents of the city as a very accomplished musician. He was the solo cornetist for may of the Anderson bands forty years agoa nd once was the leader of the famous "Big Six" band. Mr. Knight was a member of the Anderson lodge of Elks, being one of the thirteen charter members. Anderson Herald, Friday Nov. 7, 1919, Page 4 Col 3:   The funeral of James W. Knight will take place at 2 p. m. Saturday at his Westbrook home, with burial in Maplewood. Until last evening the funeral had been arranged for the afternoon. Postponement until Saturday was then announced by the family.  [Note:  James W. Knight was the husband of Olive Duncan Knight.] 


KNIGHT, Joshua E.  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.  Please contact me if you have a connection to this person.)  [Surnames:  KNIGHT, CLARK.]  The Anderson Morning Herald, Tuesday Sept 6, 1904, Page 3, Col. 3.  Joshua E. KNIGHT, aged seventy-three years, died Sunday morning at a few minutes past 5 o'clock at his home, 1605 Jackson street, of cancer of the throat.  The funeral will be from the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Cissell, of the M. E. church will officiate and interment will be in Maplewood cemetery.  The deceased was well known to the older residents of Anderson, having lived here for nearly forty years. He was born in Richmond, Ind., December 23, 1830, and there learned the carpenters trade. In 1851 he was married to Margaret J. Clark, of Mt. Sterling, Ill., where they resided for twelve years, removing to Muncie, Ind., in 1863 and to Anderson in 1867. He leaves a widow and five children, Misses Emma and Manie, Frederick Knight, of Richmond; Hal Knight, of Terre Haute, and J. W. Knight, of this city.


KNIGHT, Olive (Duncan).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Obituary of Olive Duncan Knight, a daughter of Lawson Duncan and, I believe, Caroline Church. Please contact me if you have any further information.]  Anderson Herald, Jan. 18, 1908, Page 8, Col. 3:   Mrs. J. W. Knight Passed Away Yesterday.  Wife of Editor of Bulletin and Most Lovable Woman - Funeral Tomorrow.  After an illness of about one month culminating in brain fever and spinal meningitis, Mrs. Olive Knight, wife of Editor James W. Knight of the Anderson Daily Bulletin, suddenly collapsed and expired at St. John's hospital early yesterday morning.  The body was removed to the home of the late Mrs. Knight, 123 West Eleventh street where the funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The obsequies will be conducted by the Rev. C. C. Cissell of the First Methodist Episcopal church, and burial will be at Maplewood cemetery.  Although Mrs. Knight's condition had been serious for several days her death was wholly unexpected. She was thought to be improving Thursday and when her husband called in the evening to inquire as to her condition it was though that she was doing so well he should go to his home for rest. Between 2 and 3 o'clock yesterday morning a nurse at the bed side discovered that Mrs. Knight has lapsed into unconsciousness and was sinking. Her physician was summoned and her husband quickly notified. Mr. Knight hastened from his home to the hospital, but his wife was dead when he reached the hospital.  Mrs. Knight was 35 years old and was the daughter of Lawson Duncan of this city. She was born at Belmont, Ky., but with her parents moved to this city from Greencastle nearly twenty years ago and her marriage to Mr. Knight took place in 1898. Mrs. Knight was a graduate of the high school and although it was not generally known in this city Mrs. Knight was a splendid writer and some literary work here and elsewhere attracted considerable attention. Her modesty prevented the identity of the writer from being well known as she might have been in the literary world. Mrs. Knight was also deeply interested in religious work.  Above all things however she found most interest in the affairs of her splendid home and with her husband thoroughly enjoyed it.   Mrs. Knight's health failed about one year ago but she apparently fully recovered and was enjoying the recent holiday season when she again fell ill and soon afterward was taken to St. John's hospital and given every attention possible.  The news of her death was a great shock to her scores[?] of friends those of her husband. Mrs. Knight was well known to the newspaper fraternity and among the attaches of local newspapers no item nor incident has been chronicled with more regret and unwillingness than the sad fact that lovable "Ollie" Knight, wife of good natured and big hearted "Jim" Knight has passed away.  


LAMBERTSON, Pearl May.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com> on 20 May 2001.  Obituary from "Anderson Herald-Bulletin, August 4, 1970").  [Surnames: LAMBERTSON, BEALS, CARPENTER, VANNESS, HERSCHBERGER ].  Elwood-Mrs. Pearl M. LAMBERTSON,  92, who had resided at Rt. 1, Summitville, died at the Dickey Nursing Home at 10:30 a.m. Monday after an illness of several months.  Born in Westfield, May 11, 1878, she was the daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth Beals. She was married in 1897 to Charles Lambertson who died in May 1958. She was a member of the Cicero Christian Church.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Copher and Fesler Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the Cicero Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary today.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Leona Carpenter and Mrs. Pauline Vanness both of Elwood and Mrs. Elizabeth Herschberger Rt. 1, Summitville; three sons, Clemon Lambertson, Anderson, Orville (Jack) Lambertson, Oroville, Calif., and Paul Lambertson, Elwood; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. 


(Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

MASON, Emma Bell  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1915. Volume 88, No. 204.)  [Surnames:  MASON, DIPBOYE]  SUDDEN DEATH - FARMER'S WIFE - Mrs. Henry  MASON IS FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE ASLEEP NEAR SUMMITVILLE - Summitville, Ind. March 23.--Mrs. Emma Bell MASON, age 33, wife of Henry Mason, west of town, died suddenly Tuesday morning. When Mrs. Mason retired at bedtime she was apparently in good health. About midnight her husband was aroused by Mrs. Mason gasping. She could not be aroused. Mr. Mason called a sister, Miss Cora DIPBOYE, from an adjoining room and they carried Mrs. Mason from the upstair room to the rooms below and immediately called a physician. Mrs. Mason died before a doctor arrived. it is thought she died of heart trouble. The coroner was summoned. Mrs. Mason had been in town during the afternoon.  She leaves besides her husband two sons, Cleo, age 17; Albert, 8; and, a daughter, Ivy, age 12. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Christian church, in charge of Rev. McCorkhill, of Fairmount, assisted by Rev. T. J. Brock, with interment in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Mrs. Mason was for several years a member of the Newlight Christian church near her home.


McLAUGHLIN, Donald R.   (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  McLAUGHLIN, FRANKLIN, FOSTER, COFFMAN.]  [Extracted from an obituary appearing in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin Thursday, September 17, 1987 page A-2.  Obituary included a picture of Donald R. McLaughlin.]  Donald R. "Mac" McLAUGHLIN,  68, 1420 Sherwood Drive, died Tuesday afternoon at the St. John's Continuing Care Unit following an brief illness.  He was a lifetime resident of the area, having been born in Daleville.  He retired in 1973 from Delco Remy following 10 years of employment and was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II. His memberships included:  the Loyal Order of the Moose; American Legion Post 408 of Chesterfield;  Anderson Elks Lodge 209; the VFW; the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 321 of Muncie;  and, UAW Local 662.  Survivors included his widow, Nita (Franklin); two daughters, Susie Foster of Chesterfield and Mrs. James (Donna Kay) Coffman of Anderson; and three grandchildren.  Services were held at the Robert D. Loose Funeral Home, with burial in the Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie.  Calling was from 3 to 9 p.m. on the 17th, and the Loyal Order of the Moose conducted a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Mooseheart.


  McWILLIAMS, Simeon.   (Submitted by J. P. Smith, johnnysgarden@cox.net, 20 Oct 2001.) [Surnames: McWILLIAMS]  [Obituary from The Anderson Democrat, dated 13 Nov 1891.]  "Simeon McWilliams, a substantial farmer of Pipecreek Township, died at his home west of Frankton (IN) yesterday, of Typhoid fever and was buried by the Odd Fellows this afternoon at the Frankton cemetery. Mr. McWilliams was a good citizen, a kind father, and well respected by all who knew him."


MITCHELL, Clara Elizabeth

April 25, 1952
Anderson Daily Bulletin. p. 2
Clara Elizabeth Mitchell (nee Barnes)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Clara E. Mitchell, 70, of 1310 E. 28th St., widow of Lemuel A. Mitchell, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the East Lynn Christian Church by the Rev. George A. Harris, pastor. Burial will be in East Maplewood. Friends are to be received at the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home after 7:30 o'clock this evening. Mrs. Mitchell died last night at 10 o'clock en route to St. John's hospital following a seizure suffered at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Stiner, 1325 E. 10th St., where she was visiting. She had lived here since 1922 when she came to this city from Elwood following the death of her husband. She was a member of the East Lynn Christian Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Stiner; one son, Robert L. Mitchell; a sister, Mrs. John Hutton, and two grandchildren, Carol and Lewis Charles Stiner, all of Anderson.


MITCHELL, James William

March 10, 1948
Anderson Daily Bulletin, pg. 9
James William Mitchell

James W. Mitchell, age 77, died yesterday evening at his home her following a four months illness. The body was removed to the St. John funeral home where friends are being received after 7 p.m. today. Funeral rites will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home in charge of Rev. C.C. Collins. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Medora Mitchell, a son, Ray, of Sulphur Springs and a daughter, Mrs. Delores McMullen, Middletown. Mr. Mitchell was a retired carpenter.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


MITCHELL, Madora Belle

July 9, 1962
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 6
Madora Belle Mitchell (nee Miller)

Mrs. Madora Belle Mitchell, 87, 1515 W. High St., Middletown, died at 9:45p.m. Sunday at the Sanders Nursing Home in Anderson after a lingering illness. Mrs. Mitchell was born Aug. 27, 1874, in Hurricane, W. Va., and had been a resident of Middletown for 60 years. Her husband, James William Mitchell, died in March, 1948. Surviving are: son, Ray Mitchell, Anderson; a daughter, Mrs. Delores McMullen, Middletown; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces. Friends will be received after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Elbert C. Frazee Funeral Home in Middletown. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Harold W. Berkey, pastor of the Middletown Church of the Nazerene, officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery near Middletown.

Submitted by: Anonymous Researcher - July 15, 2007


MITCHEM, Raymond C.   (Submitted by Eli Smith.)  [Surnames:  MITCHEM, ELLINGTON, CHAVIE, TERRY]  [Extracted from Anderson Dailt Bullentin Tuesday Dec. 30th, 1980]

Raymond C. Mitchem, 71, 1020 W 21st St., dies Monday Morning at Community Hospital. Born in Corydon, he had resided in Anderson the past 10 years and retired after 20 years of service from Hines Veterens Hospital. The avid singner, known by many as the "silver voice tenor of the air." was responsible for forming the Bartain Melody Men's Group. At one time, he sang over WLW Radion in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Duke Ellington. He was a memeber of the Sunday Night Concert Orchestra of Cincinnati. 

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Antonio (Lucienne) Chavie of Detroit, Mich., and several nieces and nephews. Service will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday at the Rowe and Weston Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Terry officiating. Burial with be at East Maplewood Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral hme from 6 to 9pm today.
 

 

NOEL, James Collis.   (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  NOEL, CRUMP, HATFIELD, KING, BAXTER.]  [Extracted from an obituary which appeared in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin Thursday, September 17, 1987 page A-2.  COWAN, IN - James Collis NOEL, 86, of Cowan, died Tuesday a.m. Sept. 15, 1987 at Medco Center after an extended illness.  Mr. Noel was born in Owenton, Ky., but relocated to the Muncie area more than 50 years ago and was employed with Ball Brothers (now Ball Corp.) for 45 years before retiring. He was self-employed as a carpenter following his retirement and also had worked for contractor Charles Bartel. He was a member of El-Bethel Christian Church in Kentucky.  Surviving him were his widow,  Ethel (Crump); two daughters, Elulala Hatfield of Cincinnati and Mrs. Garland (Esther) King of Matthews; a stepdaughter, Kathryn Baxter of Muncie; two sons, Lloyd C. Noel of Muncie and Darrell M. Noel of Cincinnati, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews in the Anderson area.  Services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meeks Mortuary Chapel in Muncie with the Rev. Donald Garrett officiating. Burial followed at Tomlinson Cemetery.  

PARTAIN, Margaret.  PARTAIN, Margaret. (Obituary submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, HILL, PARTAIN, CLARK, COLLINS, MORRIS.] The obituary appeared in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, 16 Feb 1961, (Thursday) p.3", and is here extracted: Mrs. Margaret PARTAIN, 78, 816 Washington Blvd., died at St. John's Hospital at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, 15 Feb 1961, after a brief illness. She was born in Rushville but had been a resident of Anderson for many years. Charles Partain, her spouse, preceeded her in death in 1951. Her survivors include: two daughters, namely: Lillian Clark of Indianapolis; and, Mrs. Lucille Collins of Anderson; a sister, Mrs. Ada Morris of Anderson; four grandchildren, and fivegreat-grandchildren. Friends were received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 1961, at Sells and Rowe, with funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Hamilton, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. [submitter notes that Margaret Partain was the d/o Robert Perkins & Lucy E. Hill of Rush Co, IN.]



PEDIGREW, Washington 
(Extracted from the "Madison County Indiana Death Records 1868-1898 Compiled by Esther W. Dietlinger, APL. 1981, 82-09970 Misc. Death Records, Page 11.)  [Surnames:  PEDIGREW]   "PEDIGREW - At his residence in Green Township, Madison County, on the 29th day of September, 1877, Washington Pedigrew. Deceased was born in Rockbridge Co., VA., on the 16th day of November 1801 and was aged seventy-five years, ten months and fourteen days at the time of his death.  He settled on the farm on which he died in 1850. He leaves a wife and 11 children. Funeral services by Rev. Enos Fry, October 8, 1877.  


PERKINS, Herman.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001. Anderson Library furnished them with his obituary, from which this information is extracted.)  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001. Anderson Library furnished them with his obituary, from which this information is extracted.)  [Surnames:  PERKINS, SWINFORD.]    Herman PERKINS,  95, of Rt. 1,  Middletown, died Thursday in St. John's Medical Center after an extended illness.  A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Perkins was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran..  He was survived  by one son, Charles R. Swinford  of Anderson; three grandchildren, one niece and several nephews. Calling began at the Brown and Butz Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. Saturday a.m, with services following at 11:00 a.m.  Burial was in Huntsville Cemetery.  [Note: b. 19 Dec. 1890; died June 1986.]


PERKINS, Jennie A.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.   This information was extracted from the original obituary which ran in the ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN, Dec. 29, 1955, page 3.)  "WOMAN DIES HERE TODAY" was the headline of the obituary of  Mrs. Jennie A. PERKINS, 83, RR 5,  residing on the West 25th St. Rd.  She died after a lingering illness at the Bright Nursing Home, Anderson, on the morning of December 29, 1955.   Although born in Miami County, she had spent most of her life in Madison County.  Her memberships included the Bethel Methodist Church and the Whetstone Brotherhood and Sisterhood.  Listed as survivors were:  the widower, Oliver, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Underwood, Anderson.  Friends were received at the Fisher Brothers Funeral Home at Lapel after 6 o'clock p.m., December 29, 1955.  Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 p.m. by  the  Rev. Elmer Copely,  pastor of the Bethel Methodist Church and interment followed in East Maplewood Cemetery.


PERKINS,  Oliver  Cromwell.  (Submitted by Wayne and Rose, stavem@prodigy.net  18 July 2001.   This information was extracted from the original obituary,  which  appeared in the ANDERSON DAILY BULLETIN, Nov. 7, 1959.)  [Surnames:  PERKINS, WERTZ, CLEVENGER.]  Oliver Cromwell PERKINS, 88, Rte. 4, Anderson, died at home Friday afternoon."    He was born in Indiana, the son of John and Catherine Perkins. He was a farmer on West 25th Street Road until ill health forced retirement. Mr. Perkins was a member of Bethel Methodist Church.  Surviving were two sisters, Mrs. Mae Wertz of Rte. 6, Anderson, and Mrs. Melissa Clevenger, Alexandria; and  nephews  and nieces. Viewing was held at 3:30 p.m. on November 7, 1959 in the Fisher Brothers Funeral Home, Lapel, where services were conducted at 10:30 am Monday, with the Reverend Richard Clark of Bethel Methodist Church officiating.   Burial was in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.


PERKINS, Robert. (Submitted by K. Hembree Bargerhuff, philly@netusa1.net on 22 Jul 2001.) [Surnames: PERKINS, SCOTT, MAZINGO, INGRAM, MORRIS, EASTMAN, HICKMAN, HILL.] The following obituary appeared in the Anderson Daily Bulletin, April 21, 1914: "Body Robert PERKINS to Rushville Today. Funeral from home of daughter--death here on Sunday--Funeral in This city. Robert Perkins, age 77, died of Bright's Disease at 2:30 a.m. yesterday at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Scott, 1528 W. 5th St. The body will be taken to Rushville this afternoon. The funeral will held from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Mazingo, at Rushville, with burial in Pleasant Run cemetery near New Salem, Ind. Mr. Perkins was born in Ripley County, Indiana, July 30, 1836. He moved to this city last February from his daughter's home in Rushville.

He is survived by ten children: William Perkins, Connersville; Charles Perkins, Piqua, O.; Mrs. Steven Ingram, Covington, KY; Edward Perkins, Cincinnati; Mrs. Ollie Morris, Vincennes; Roy Perkins, Hamilton, O.; Mrs. Frank Mazingo, Rushville; Mrs. Clinton Eastman, Anderson; Mrs. George Hickman, Anderson; Mrs. John Scott, Anderson; Mrs. Perkins' wife died several years ago." [submitter notes: Robert Perkins was the h/o Lucy E. Hill and the s/o Ute & Anne Perkins of Rush Co, IN.]


PETTIGREW, John  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, August 19, 1913, Vol. 86, No. 49, Page 1.)  [Surnames:  PETTIGREW]  Dies Suddenly - Well Known Green Township Resident Expired Monday - John PETTIGREW, Age 65, Green township, died suddenly yesterday morning. He suffered an attack of heart trouble. Mr. Pettigrew had lived in this county all his life. The funeral arrangements have not been made. He is survived by a widow, two sons and a daughter.


PIERCE, Catherine.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 25 May 2001.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, December 11, 1913"). [Surnames: PIERCE, GROENENDYKE, GROENDYKE, JONES, JOHNSON, STAPLETON].  At the ripe old age of 70 years, Mrs. Catherine PIERCE, mother of Elias Pierce of this city, expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Jones in Lafayette township, a short distance from the little village of Florida. Mrs. Pierce has been ill for several years with dropsy which later developed into leakage of the heart.  Mrs. Pierce was born and raised in Madison county, residing near Frankton for years. She was the daughter of the late Elias Groenendyke. After her marriage she moved to her husband's farm near Linwood, where she lived until nine years ago when she moved to the home of her daughter. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the residence of the daughter, Rev. Albright of Pendleton, officiating. Burial will take place in the Maplewood cemetery at Anderson. A brother residing in Missouri is enroute to Alexandria for the funeral.  Mrs. Pierce is survived by five children -- Mrs. Maggie Jones, Mrs. Mattie Johnson, Richland township, William Pierce, Linwood; Elias Pierce, Alexandria; Lyman Pierce, near Anderson; three brothers and sisters --- Mrs. Thomas Stapleton, Alexandria; Thomas Groendyke, Linwood; and John Groendyke of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Pierce is also survived by two half sisters and one half brother. Her husband died thirty years ago.


PIERCE, William Francis.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 20 May 2001.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, September 21, 1950").  [Surnames: PIERCE, PENISTEN, MADDOX, WRIGHT, ROBERTS]William Francis PIERCE, 85, prominent Alexandria farmer, died at 11:45 a.m. today at the family home in Scott Addition following a three year illness. Mr. Pierce had suffered a stroke. He had been bedfast since Jan. 19, 1950.  The son of Edmond and Katherine Pierce, he was born south of Frankton July 01, 1865. He was married to Clara Penister who died. His second marriage was to Vida Maddox in 1909.  He had lived in the same Scott Addition home for 22 years and in the Alexandria community his entire life. He was a member of the Methodist church.  Surviving in addition to the widow are seven sons, Herman, McClelland, Cloyd, Charles, Robert, Edmond and James all of Alexandria; two daughters, Mrs. Muriel Wright, Alexandria, and Mrs. Nehersta Roberts, Los Angeles, Cal., one brother, Elias Pierce, Alexandria, and 10 grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Davis and Strickler funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been made. [Note: William's first wife was Clara Penisten, not Penister as reported.]


POFFENBARGER, Obadiah (Extracted from The Anderson Herald Newspaper, of  September 15, 1914, Page 2.)  [Surnames:  POFFENBARGER, BORAM, ASHLY, CORDON, CLEM, SHOCK]   Obadiah POFFENBARGER, age 65, a farmer, died ealy Monday morning at his home, four miles south of Anderson, near the Whetstone church. Funeral services will be held from the Whetstone Church Wednesday at 10 a.m., with burial in the church yard.  His widow, sister and six children and ten grandchildren, survive. The children are: Samuel Poffenbarger, at home; John Poffenbarger, near Anderson; Mrs. Ruth Boram, Yorktown; Mrs. Elva Ashly, Huntsville; Mrs. Gova Cordon, Pendleton,; and Mrs. Bessie Clem, southeast of Pendleton. Mrs. Elizabeth Shock, a sister, also lives near Anderson.


RALYA, Harvey  (Extracted from The Anderson Morning Herald, Saturday a.m. Nov. 14, 1903, Vol. 54, No. 92, page 4.)     [Surnames:  RALYA]  "FATAL STROKE OF APOPLEXY - Harvey RALYA, of Lapel, Fell with Disease at Doxey Hotel Yesterday - Lingered and Then Died Last Night - Spine was Injured some Time ago By a Gas Well Explosion

Harvey Rayla, a well known manufacturer of Lapel, was stricken with apoplexy at the Doxey hotel yesterday afternoon and died last night at 3:45 o'clock at the residence of his brother-in-law, Samuel Heinold, 207 West fourth Street. Mr. Ralya had been in the city for several weeks undergoing a course of treatment for an injury to his back and he had grown much better. His wife visited him yesterday and he was in a very cheerful mood. He went with her to the Midland depot and saw her safely on the train. He came back and stopped in the Doxey house before going to the Heinold home. Ahe dread disease came suddenly and he fell to the floor. This afflicted man was carried to his brother-in-law's home, but the shock was too great and he could not live.  Mr. Ralya's case was a very unfortunate one. He was injured some time ago by a gas well explosion. A piece of the pipe hit him on the back and fractured the back bone. This affected his mind and for some time he was not sane. He came to this city and after undergoing surgical treatment, regained his mental powers and seemed much better in health.

The deceased was 32 years old and leaves a wife and three children. At the time of the accident he was engaged in the manufacture of putty knives at Lapel. His father was the man who once owned the heading factory here which J. L. Kilgore later bought out. The old man was once offered a partnership with Rockefelter when the latter was struggling for a fortune but did not consider it a good proposition.  Harvey Ralya was a good business man and well though of by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at Lapel next Monday afternoon."


RAMSEY, Burdett.  (Submitted by Nancy Saulmon, nsaulmon@skyenet.net  25 Feb. 2002.  Local newspaper, exact one unknown.).  [Surnames:  RAMSEY, COOPER, ESTRIDGE, RALSTON.] "DIES OF INJURIES.  Farmer, thrown from Wagon during accident Wednesday, succumbs this morning."  Burdett RAMSEY, 56, residing two and one-half miles east of Elwood on St Rd 28, died at Mercy Hospital at 8 o'clock this morning, of a fractured skull and other injuies sustained in an accident Wednesday afternoon.  Mr. Ramsey was driving a horse and wagon east on Main Street when the front wheels of the wagon collided with a truck belonging to Philip Rotino, which was double parked in front of the Rotino shoe shop at 1529 Main street.  He was thrown from the wagon to the cement street, alighting on his head.
He was picked  up in an unconscious condition.  He never regained consciousness.  The son of Burdett and Eliza Ramsey, he was born in Kentucky July 2, 1879.
He had resided in this community several years.  Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Orla Cooper of Frankton; Mrs. T B. Estridge, of Dayton, OH., and Mrs. Edward Ralston, of Paint Lick, KY.  There are six grandchildren.  FUNERAL IN KENTUCKY.  The body was removed to the Raymond King mortuary at Frankton.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home of the daughter in Paint Lick, KY., Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and burial will be in the cemetery
there.  The funeral party will leave for the Kentucky city Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.  (b. July 2, 1879; d. March 1, 1935).


RICE, Enid.  (Submited by Pam Brown, < pbflorida@yahoo.com> on 08 Dec 2001). [Surnames:  RICE; ROSENFELD; CAMPBELL]  Published in the Anderson newspaper, date unknown. [Anderson, Madison County, Indiana]   Mrs. Enid S. RICE, 60, wife of Clarence J. Rice of 1624 W. 22nd St., died early Monday [13 Apr. 1970]  at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Greenfield. She had been ill two weeks.   She had been employed for the past two years in the receiving department of Weiler's Department Store. She was a member of the Christian Science Church here.  A resident of the area most of her life, she was born in Markleville to Guy and Lillie Rosenfeld, and was married in Noblesville in 1931 to Mr. Rice.   Surviving are her husband; two children, Mrs. Bill (Kay) Campbell of Wilkinson and Rex V. Rice of Middletown; her mother, Mrs. Lillie B. Rosenfeld of Tampa, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.  The family will receive friends at the Harold E. Rozelle Funerl [sic] Home today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.     Funeral services will be conducted at the mortuary at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Don Camp of the Grace Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery east of Pendleton.NOTE: Guy William Rosenfeld was the son of Henry P. Rosenfeld and Julia C. Parsons Rosenfeld of Markleville.   Lillie B. Rosenfeld was the daughter of William R. Bennett and Rosetta Richardson.


RICHARDS, Charles J. (died September 11, 1931, Pendleton, Indiana)

(submitted by Roger Lester: roger_d_lester@hotmail.com , 26 September 2004)

 

Pendleton Times

 

Charles J. Richards Dies

Charles J. Richards, age 71, resident of Pendleton for 61 years, died at 4 p.m. Friday at his home on S. Pendleton Avenue. He had been sick since early March.

Surviving are the widow and five children, Mrs. Fred Campbell, Mrs. Ella Holloway, Mrs. John Carroll, all of Anderson; Hazel Richards and Charles Richards, at home; fourteen grandchildren and a brother, James Richards, Santa Anna, Cal.  Two daughters are dead.  Mr. Richards was a member of the Christian Brotherhood.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church, the Rev W. R. Cade officiating.  Interment in East Grovelawn Cemetery.

 

NOTE:  Per the submitter, the wife of Charles J. Richards was Clara Richards (maiden name: Hoarn) b. August 12, 1871 d. October 5, 1938.  She is also buried at East Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton, Indiana.


(Note: the misspellings which may have occurred in the above extractions are retained therein.  All obituaries, unless stated to the contrary,  were extracted by S. K. Hennis.  These "Ancestor Obituaries' pages are the works of S. K. Hennis.)

SAULMON, Ernest A.  (Submitted by Nancy Saulmon, nsaulmon@skyenet.net  25 Feb. 2002.  The Frankton Sentinel newspaper).  [Surnames:  SAULMON].    "Death Comes to Native of Posey".  Ernest A. SAULMON, 59, a native of North Posey county and a resident of Frankton, Madison County, Ind., since 1938 where he was a prominent businessman, civic leader, town official and founder-publisher of the Frankton Sentinel, died last week.   Funeral services were conducted in Frankton Saturday.   Surviving are the wife, Minnie, who he married after going to Frankton;  a son, Johnny, at home, and his mother, Mrs. Laura Saulmon.   For several years as a very young man the deceased resided in Mt. Vernon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Saulmon, and operated a cream-buying station on West Fourth Street between Main and College.  Following his discharge from military sevice in World War I, he was supervisor of forestry of the Evansville City Park Department and located in Frankton in 1938 in a similar capacity with the Civilian Conservation Corps.   Few individuals had a wider or more favorable acquaintance in the Frankton area.  He was manager of the Frankton Drug Store for a number of years and in 1950 founded the Frankton Sentinel which he published until 1954 when his health and eyesight failed.  From 1947 to 1952 he was town clerk of Frankton.   The deceased was particularly active in Madison County civic and fraternal affairs.  He  was a past grand of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, was active in the formation of May-Berry post of the American Legion and served the post as adjutant and commander.  His Masonic membership was retained in his home lodge at Cynthiana, Ind., but he was affiliated with Elwood Chapter No. 109, Royal Arch Mason; Royal and Select Masters Council No. 93, and Tipton Commandery No. 52, Knights Templar, in addition to the Scottish Rite bodies and Shrine at Indianapolis.  Both he and his wife were members of the Frankton Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and also the Frankton Christian Church.  (b. May 20, 1897; d. Jan 23, 1957)


SAULMON, John W. (Submitted by Nancy Saulmon, nsaulmon@skyenet.net  25 Feb. 2002.  The Elwood Call Leader newspaper).  [Surnames:  SAULMON]  John W. SAULMON  Dies at Elwood.  Frankton, Oct. 27--John Warren Saulmon, age 73, died at 1 a.m. today at his home, 2008 North D. Street, Elwood, after a short illness.
 The body was brought to the Raymond King funeral home where it will lie in state until the hour of the service at 1 p.m. Friday at the local Christian Church with Rev. A.M. Taylor, of Clarksville, in charge.  Burial will follow in the K of P--IOOF cemetery.   Survivors include the widow, Laura;  one son, Ernest Saulmon, of here, and
one grandson.   Mr. and Mrs. Saulmon moved to Elwood approximately six years ago from Poseyville, Ind.  He is a member of the old Union Christian Church at
Poseyville.  (Born Oct 7, 1875; Died Oct 27, 1948).


SCHIES, Sister Antoinette

Anderson Herald
Friday September 15, 1978

Sister Antoinette

Sister Marie Antoinette C.S.C., 80, the former Marguerite Schies, died Wednesday morning at St. Anglea Hall, 5000 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, Md. Born in Anderson, she graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1915. She entered the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1916 and celebrated her diamond jubilee in the congregation of Holy Cross this year. Surviving are two sisters, Thecla Schies, Anderson, and Genevieve Siddal, Crown Point, and several nieces and nephews. Burial will take place in Kensington, Md.

Submitted by: Kathy Heckman - 10/3/2007


SCHIES, Clement R.

Post Tribune
26 May 1945

SCHIESS: Clement R., age 49, died Thursday in his home near New Chicago. Funeral services will be in St. Bridget's Church in Hobart at 9 a.m. Monday Rev. P. J. Roederer will officiate, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Schiess, who was born in Anderson, Ind., and who had lived near New Chicago for 15 years, was employed in the Gary plant of the American Bridge Company and was a veteran of the first world war. Survivors: widow, Kathryne; sons, Pfc. Richard of the army air corps, who arrived in the United States after two years' service and who is now enroute home, George and James and daughters, Mary, Ruth and Eileen a cadet nurse at Mercy Hospital.

Submitted by: Kathy Heckman - 10/3/2007


SCHIES, Edward John

Unknown Publications
San Bernardino, California
Oct. 2, 1947 p. 2
San Bernardino, California
2 October 1947 p. 12

California Deaths Online

Edward John Schies

Edward John Schies, 65, a former grand knight if the Knights of Columbus in San Bernardino, died Tuesday night at St. Bernardino's hospital. He was a retired employee of the Southern California Gas Co. A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Schies had lived in San Bernardino and California for 35 years. Rosary will be recited at 8 tonight at the Kremer chapel. Mass will be celebrated a 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Bernardino's Catholic church. Internment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Survivors are three sons, Leo and Clarence of San Bernardino, and Robert of Merced; six sisters, Mrs. Helen Able, Mrs. Theckla Terry and Mrs. Genevieve Siddell, Miss Loretta Schies, and two sisters in Catholic convents, Sister Mary Emilie of Los Angeles and Sister Marie Antoinette of New York; and three brothers, Joe of Indiana, George of Illinois and Emmett of Pennsylvania.

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SCHIES, Elizabeth Z. (Stewart)

San Bernardino, California
Dec 18, 1944

Mrs. Elizabeth Z. Schies

Mrs. Elizabeth Z. Schies, 58, a native of Indiana and resident of San Bernardino for the last 33 years, passed away Sunday in St. Bernardino's hospital. Survivors include her husband, Edward Schies, 971 East Base Line, San Bernardino; three sons, Leo B. Schies of U.S. Navy, Robert S. Schies of U.S. Army and Clarence E. Schies of San Bernardino; two brothers, Clarence and Charles R. Stewart. Funeral arrangements are pending with Kremer Funeral Home in charge.

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SCHIES, Emma (Emmett)

Anderson Herald
January 12, 1933

Mrs. Schies Dies At Residence Here

Mrs. Emma Schies, age 73, wife of Henry Schies, one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Glass Company in this city 44 years ago, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home, 2215 Fletcher Street, following an illness of several months. Mrs. Schies was born in 1859 in Sewickley, Pa., and came to Anderson 44 years ago with her husband. Her husband and several other men from Pennsylvania established the former glass factory on Noble Street, and later the company moved to a point south of Twenty-ninth Street, lying between Main and Meridian Streets. Mr. Schies retired several years ago. At the present time he is seriously ill at his home. Mrs. Schies was a member of St. Mary's Church and of the Rosary Society and other church organizations. Surviving are the husband, eleven children, Edward Schies, of San Bernardino, Calif., who may come to Indiana by airplane to attend the funeral; Mrs. Joseph Abel, of Anderson, Lieut. Joseph Schies, of the Anderson Police Department; Miss Loretta Schies, at home; Emmett Schies, Knox, Pa.; George Schies, Union City; Raymond Schies and Mrs. William Siddall, Hobart, Ind.; Mrs. Joseph Terre, Chicago Heights, Ill. Sister Mary Emilie, nun at San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Sister Marie Antoinette, of Lancaster, Pa., and four brothers, Phillip, William, Andrew and Albert Emmett, all of Sewickley, Pa. The body was removed to the Bob Waltz funeral home and was taken to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Joseph Abel, 2114 Pearl Street, at 2 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from St. Mary's Church with Rev. Thomas Travers, pastor, in charge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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SCHIES, Emmett

Anderson Herald
May 10, 1961, p. 6

Emmet Schies, 73, Knox, Pa., a former resident of Anderson, died April 29 at the Pennsylvania city. Mr. Schies was born Oct 9, 1887, at Meadville, Pa., and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schies. He was a former glass blower. Mr. Schies attended St. Mary's School in Anderson. Surviving are: the widow, Louella; a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Dunkle, Franklin, Pa.; two sons, Robert and Arleigh, both of Knox, Pa., four sisters, Mrs. Thecla Schies, Anderson; Sister Mary Emilie of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, and Sister Marie Antoinette of the Holy Cross Order who is teaching at Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. William Siddall, Crown Point, Ind. Funeral services and burial were conducted May 1 at Knox.

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SCHIES, George H.

Anderson Herald
March 5, 1960, p. 12

Local Woman's Brother Dies

Union City - George H. Schies, 70, brother of Miss Thecla Schies, Anderson, died at 8:22 a.m. Friday at the Winchester Hospital in Winchester. Mr. Schies was a retired glass blower. His wife died several years ago. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church at Union City. Surviving in addition to the sister here are: a daughter, Mrs. George Bushaw, Winchester; a brother, Emmet Schies, Knox, Pa., three other sisters, Sister Mary Emilie, Hollywood, Calif.; Sister Marie Antoinette, Lancaster, Pa., and Mrs. William Siddall, Crown Point, and two grandsons. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brooks Funeral Home in Union City. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Union City with the Rev. Fred Schoeder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Union City.


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SCHIES, Henry

Anderson Herald
February 8 1933

Glass Company Founder Expired At Home Tuesday

Henry Schies, age 75, resident of Anderson since 1889, when he came to this city with a number of Lancaster, Pa. men to establish the first local plant of the Pennsylvania Glass Company on Noble Street, died yesterday at 5 p.m. at his home, 2215 Fletcher Street, following an illness of eight months of complications. His wife, Mrs. Emma Schies, died on Jan. 11. He was born Jan. 7, 1858 in Lancaster, Pa. After coming to this city he established his residence here. The first glass plant of the glass company was superseded by a larger plant at Main Street and the Belt Railroad, where the Mainview apartment is now located. Mr. Schies retired from business eight years ago. Surviving are the following children: Lieut. Joseph Schies, of the Anderson Police Department; Mrs. Joseph Abel, Miss Loretta Schies, of Anderson, Edward Schies, of San Bernardino, Calif.; Emmett Schies, Knox, Pa.; George Schies, Union City; Raymond Schies and Mrs. William Siddall, Hobart, Ind.; Mrs. Joseph Terre, Chicago Heights, Ill. Sister Mary Emilie, nun at San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Sister Marie Antoinette, of Lancaster, Pa., a brother, George Schies, of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Curtis, Rochester, Pa. The body was removed to the Bob Waltz funeral home and was returned to the residence at 2:30 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Thomas Travers in charge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

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SCHIES, Kathryn (Hines)

Anderson Herald
May 10, 1961, p. 6

Mrs. Kathryn Schies, 58, Gary, wife of Raymond Schies and the former Miss Kathryn Hines of Anderson, died Tuesday morning at a Valparaiso hospital. Mrs. Schies was born in Anderson. Surviving in addition to the husband are: three daughters, Miss Kathryn Schies and Mrs. Howard Owens, both of Gary, Mrs. Simon Walters, East Gary; three sons, Richard Schies, Gary; George Schies, Park Forest, Ill. and James Schies, East Gary; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thecla Schies, Anderson. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pflughoeft Funeral Home, 701 E 7th St. Hobart, Ind. Burial will be at Hobart.

[Note: several errors in this obit]

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SCHIES, Loretta V.

Unknown Publication

Miss Loretta V. Schies

Rites for Miss Lorretta V. Schies, age 56, 2215 Fletcher Street, who died Sunday at St. John's hospital, will be held today at 9 am in St. Mary's church. The mass will be celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Travers, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Mary's cemetery. The body has been taken to the Baker Brothers funeral home where friends are being received. The Rosary Society conducted services at the funeral home last night. Miss Schies was employed as an operator with the Indiana Bell Telephone Company for 36 years.

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SCHIES, Sister Mary Emilie

Anderson Herald
Sunday June 4, 1961

Sister Mary Emilie

Sister Mary Emilie, 75, formerly of Anderson, died at 10:30 a.m. today in Queen of Angels Hospital, Los Angles. She was serving in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Hollywood, which she entered 45 years ago. She had served as a teaching sister in Los Angles, Hollywood and other California cities. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schies of Anderson, she attended St. Mary's School here. Survivors include three sisters, Miss Thecla Schies of Anderson, In., Sister Marie Antoinette of Lancaster, Pa. and Mrs. Genevieve Siddall of Crown Point. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Immaculate Heart of Mary convent. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles.

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SCHIES, Thecla E.

Anderson Herald
Saturday July 5, 1980

Thecla Schies

Mrs. Thecla E. Schies, 78, 2215 Fletcher St., died Friday morning at Community Hospital following a year of ill health. An Anderson resident for all of her life, she worked in civil service at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis for 14 years before retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women of Anderson, St. Ann Study Club and the Daughters of Isabel. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vincent (Mary Jo) McCormack of Kokomo, and a sister, Genevieve Siddell of Crown Point. A funeral mass will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Alex Stolarski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at Baker Brothers Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A rosary service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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SCHOTT, Bonnie (Shrode).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  SHRODE, SCHOTT, DUGANICH,]   Extracted from an obituary which appeared in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin Thursday, September 17, 1987 page A-2.  Bonnie (Shrode) SCHOTT, aged 78, formerly of Indianapolis, died Wednesday at Americana Healthcare Center after an extended illness.  She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and resided in Indianapolis most of her life. She was retired from Allison Division of General Motors after 27 years of employment.  Her husband, Ralph Schott, preceded her in death.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Betty) Duganich of Anderson; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Fisher Brothers Funeral Home in Lapel with Chaplain C. Dexter Westhafer of Americana Healthcare Center officiating. Burial will be at Washington Park Cemetery East in Indianapolis.   


SHELL, Sarah J.  (Submitted by Bobby Blair <BobbysFmTr@aol.com>on 22 Dec., 2001.) [Surnames:  SHELL; FRANCIS]   From the ELWOOD CALL LEADER     March 10, 1913.  After suffering for months from a cancer of the face which had of late been causing her intense agony, Mrs. Sarah J. SHELL died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Francis, 245 North Fifth Street. The deceased was born February 5, 1824, in the Shenandoah Valley, VA., where her girlhood days were spent. She was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom are still living, and one brother and three sisters also survive her. She had lived here for many years and was well known throughout the city. The funeral will be held at the home at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, Rev. O. J. Hutchison in charge, and the remains will then be shipped to Parisburg, Va., where burial will occur beside the remains of her husband.  (Sarah was married to Henry B. Shell).


SIDDALL, Genevieve A. (Schies)

Gary Post Tribune

Genevieve Siddall

Crown Point - Services and burial were Monday for Genevieve A. Siddall, 90, former Valparaiso resident who died last Friday. She was born Sept. 24, 1892, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Emmert) Schies. Her husband, William, died in 1955. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Shutske of Kouts, Therese Wirtz of Merrillville and Frances Siddall of Crown point; two sons, Charles of Crown Point and David of Valparaiso; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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SPARKS, William

Anderson Democrat 6 May 1881

William Sparks   click to see a photo of William Sparks

[Surnames:  SPARKS; SWIFT; SIDDALL; RHODES]   William Sparks was born near Baltimore, Maryland, July 16, 1806; lived in Pittsburg, Penn. for several years, then removed to Franklin County in this state where he lived until he was seventeen years old, when he went to Connersville, Fayette County, where he learned the tanning trade, and where he remained until 1829, when he was untied in marriage to Miss Jane Swift. They moved to New Castle, Henry County, where they remained until August 1, 1839, at which time they became residents of Anderson. Mr. Sparks engaged in his trade until 1843, when he purchased six hundred (600) acres of land just north of this city, where he afterwards built what is now known as "Hall Mills". After selling the mill site he again removed to this city. His wife died in this city April 5, 1865. three sons and three daughters were the fruits of this marriage, and only two survive him, namely, Mrs. A. A. Siddall and James Sparks. Sept. 20, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah J. Rhodes, of Richmond, Ind., who survives him. On the morning of July 24, 1874, Mr. Sparks was stricken with paralysis at his store room on Main street now occupied by Ewing & Son, since which time he was unable to engage in active business. He was one of the original directors of the Bee Line Railroad in this county, and is believed to have been the last director in the State if the first board if directors for that road. He was quite a prominent Odd Fellow, having been admitted as a member of the Anderson Lodge, at its first meeting after its organization in May 1853. He had filled all the offices that the lodge held at her disposal and retained his membership in good standing up to the time of his death. He was most charitably disposed and many a poor family of our city, found sacks of flour and other provisions at their doors in the morning, without knowing the name of the generous donor. A close watch revealed the fact that it came from Mr. Sparks. He second stroke of paralysis took place fifteen days previous to his death which occurred at half past three o'clock on the morning of April 30, 1881. His funeral occurred on Sunday last and was quite largely attended. He was buried under the auspices of the Odd Fellows. The Knights Templar Band of Muncie was in attendance, as was quite a number of Odd Fellows from Muncie, Middleton, Pendleton and other surrounding cities. Mr. Sparks was quite wealthy and left a large estate for distribution among his heirs. But few businessmen have been more generally known or more highly respected in any community. Peace to his ashes.

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 SPENCE, Jessie.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 25 May 2001. Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, February 28, 1948.").  [Surnames: SPENCE, PENISTEN, ALDERMAN, WRIGHT, PIERCE] Mrs. Jessie SPENCE, 77-year-old West Monroe street resident, who died Friday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock at the family home, was buried Sunday afternoon on the family lot in Odd Fellows cemetery following funeral rites at the Robert C. Gipe chapel.  The aged woman expired from complications resulting from a fractured left hip, suffered in a fall at the home, 214 West Monroe street, three years ago. Her illness had been serious the past five weeks.  Rev. George Winfrey, Christian Congregation minister, and Rev. E.A. Fleenor, pastor of the Church of God, officiated at the two o'clock services yesterday. Music was furnished by Mrs. Earl Beemer and Mrs. Floyd Johnson, accompanied by Mrs. Winfrey.  Mr. Spence, one of the three young Alexandria Spanish-American War veterans and a member of the Alexandria Bright American Legion Post, chose fellow Legionnaires to bear the body of his wife to the final resting place. Pallbearers included George Hardcastle, Roy Blacklidge, Byron Morgan, James Hughes, Donald P. Jones and Jesse McGill.

Mrs. Spence was born Sept. 9, 1870 in Madison county and had resided in the community all of her life. She was the daughter of John and Jane Ann (Alderman) Pendleton. On Sept. 24, 1920, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Spence in Anderson. Until her fall three years ago, Mrs. Spence was active in the Christian New Light Church.  Survivors besides the husband include one niece, Mrs. Virgil Wright, rural route 2, Alexandria, and one nephew, Herman Pierce, rural route 2, Alexandria.  [Note: Jessie was the daughter of John and Jane Ann (Alderman) Penisten, not Pendleton as reported.] 


STERRETT, Glenn A.  (Submitted by Ed Lincoln <linc421@aol.com> on 14 May 2001.  Obituary from "November, 1977, Anderson Sunday Herald, Page 2.")  [Surnames:  STERRETT, GELLINGER] Glenn A. STERRETT  Lapel, Indiana. Glenn A. Sterrett, 65, 303 East Seventh St., Lapel, died Friday evening at St. John's Hospital following a lingering illness.  A 37 year employee of Guide Division, he was also a member of the Fourth Street Methodist Church in Lapel.  He is survived by his wife Ruby Barker Sterrett, mother Mrs. Elsie Sterrett of Elkhart, daughters: Mrs. Donald Higbee and Mrs. Ron Richey, both of Anderson and Mrs. Norm Shaffer of Costa Mesa, Calif.; sons Clark and Richard, both of Anderson; Hilbert of Sarasota, Fla., John of Lapel, and Robert of Elgin, Texas; brother Gene of Indianapolis; sister Geneva Bolby of Elkhart; and, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Friends may call today after 10:00 a.m.at Fisher Brothers Funeral Home.  Services will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 Monday with the Rev. Harry Smith presiding. Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery. (Via e-mail from "Sandy Hennis" INGenWeb CC, Madison  Co., IN.)


STIBGEN, Mary Read.  (Submitted by Sean Drury, <spdrury@earthlink.net> on 22 Sep 2000.  Obituary taped on back of funeral card, from unknown Elwood newspaper, handwritten 8 January 1924)  [Surnames: STIBGEN, READ, UPDEGROVE, CULP, RICE]  “Good Mother is TakenEMrs. Mary E. STIBGEN Dies at Home of Daughter Early Today.  Mrs. Mary E. Stibgen, 89, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Updegrove, in apartments in the Bottigheimer building, this morning at 2 o’clock, of infirmities of age, after an illness of about six months.

She was the widow of Abraham Stibgen and was a native of Pennsylvania, coming here about three years ago to make her home with her daughter. During her residence in Elwood this good, motherly old lady made a number of friends.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Updegrove, of this city, Mrs. Mary Rice of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Martha Culp, of Philadelphia.  The body will be taken back to her old home at Harrisburg, Pa., tomorrow over the Pennsylvania lines and the funeral services will be conducted at that place Friday afternoon.


STINER, Ella May

Monday, February  9, 1931
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 8
Ella May Stiner (nee Rathel)

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella May Stiner, age 47, 1325 east Tenth street, who died Saturday midnight at the family residence following an illness of six months, will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the East Lynn Christian Church. Burial will take place here. The body was removed to Chayte Sells and Son mortuary and was later taken home. Mrs. Stiner is survived by her husband, Louis Stiner, a cement block maker; three children, Paul and Charles Stiner, both of this city, and Mrs. Herbert Templeton, of Bayonne, N.J.; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Hazelbaker and Mrs. Oscar Jackson, both of Alexandria, and Mrs. John Fahrner, of Muncie; and a brother, Clarence Rathel, of Milwaukee, Wis. Born in Delaware county, Mrs. Stiner had later came to Madison county and had spent most of her life in this vicinity. She had been a resident of Anderson for nineteen years. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge.

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STINER, Lewis W.

Saturday, May 10, 1952
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 3
Lewis W. Stiner

Funeral services for Lewis W. Stiner, 75, 1401 E. 10th St., who died suddenly of a heart attack while attending a local wrestling match Friday evening, will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the East Lynn Christian Church in charge of the pastor, the Rev. George Harris. Burial will be in the East Maplewood Cemetery. The body was removed to the Brown and Eckenberg Funeral Home, where friends will be received after 7 o'clock this evening. The body will be taken to the church at 1:30 p.m. Monday to lie in state until the hour of the service. Mr. Stiner was born in Taylorsville, Ind., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi T. Stiner, and came to Anderson 66 years ago. He owned and operated the Stiner Gravel Company for 40 years. He was a member of the East Lynn Christian Church, where he was a past Sunday School superintendent and a past member of the official church board. He was also a charter member of the Active Lodge, IOOF. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Margaret Stiner, two sons, Paul T. Stiner and Charles L. Stiner, both of Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Templeton, Anderson, seven grandchildren; three brothers, Levi Stiner, Anderson; George Stiner, Stockton, Calif; and John Stiner, Detroit, and one sister, Mrs. Forest Haler, Detroit.

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STINER, Mary E.

July 2, 1928
Anderson Daily Bulletin, p. 14
Mary E. Stiner (nee Ziegler)

Mrs. Mary E. Stiner, age 77, life-long resident of Anderson and Widow of Thomas L. Stiner, died Sunday evening at the state soldiers' home, at Lafayette. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the institution, and burial will be at that place. Mrs. Stiner is survived by the following children: Lewis and Levi Stiner, both of Anderson; George Stiner, of Stockton, Calif.; John and Roy Stiner, and Mrs. Forrest Haler, all of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Frank Dowell, of Mt. Vernon, O. Ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

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STINER, Roy Evert

Thursday, January 10, 1935
Anderson Daily Bulletin,  Front Page
Roy Evert Stiner

Two Killed in Mishaps Last Night
Roy Stiner Dies in Elwood Accident
Anderson World War Veteran Meets Death in Fall From Train
Man Told Friend He Planned to Leave City In Search of work, and Friend Says He Was Riding Train

Roy Stiner, age 42, World War veteran, of 1621 west Twenty-first street, met death at the south edge of Elwood in an accident along Pennsylvania Railroad tracks, near the M street crossing, adjacent to the American Sheet and Tin Plate mill. He was found along the tracks at 6:38 o'clock this morning by Engineer F. Crewe, of Richmond, who was in charge of southbound passenger train No. 246. The man's neck was broken, and he was cut about the head, and investigation shows that he met death in a fall from a train that he was riding.

The body of Mr. Stiner was found lying along the rails of the Pennsylvania track near the tin plate mill at the south edge of Elwood. The engineer of the southbound passenger saw the body when the headlight shone upon it and stopped the train. Members of the train crew notified Elwood authorities, and the remains were taken to the York mortuary. Identification was established by papers in the man's pockets. Relatives from Anderson were notified, and went to Elwood this afternoon.

Thursday, January 10, 1935
Anderson Daily Bulletin,  p. 15.

Stiner had lived in Anderson for a number of years. He served in the U.S. Army during the World War and was overseas. He had not been able to find steady employment for the last six or eight months. He belonged to the Anderson post of the V.F.W. He was in the 329th Field Artillery and was in many engagements in France. The deceased was a son of the late Thomas Stiner. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dowell, Mt. Vernon, Ind.; Ms. Maude Heler, Detroit; and four brothers, George Stiner, California; John Stiner, Detroit; Lewis and Levi Stiner, of Anderson.

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STOTLAR, William Morrow.  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, Wednesday, March 24, 1915, Vol. 88, #204.  He was the grandfather of Dixie Green<rodix@psci.net>).  [Surnames STOTLAR, LITTLE, STOLLER, TOLLER.]   William TOLLER (sic)  DEAD - Expires at Summitville.  William Stoller Dead.  William Stoller died of uraemic poisoning, Tuesday morning, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Little. He came to his daughter's home here about four weeks ago. A short funeral service will be held at the residence Thursday at 8 a.m. and the body taken to Landisville for burial. Mr. Stoller recently lived at Hartford City. 


STOTTLEMEYER, Ethel. (Submitted by Elenor Marie McClain<ustatennis@webtv.net>).   [ Surnames:  STOTTLEMEYER, HARVEY, SIMMIONS, CARROLL, STRAUGHAN]  Ethel STOTTLEMEYER of FRANKTON- Ethel Stottlemeyer , 77. Rt. 2. Elwood, died Tuesday morning at her home afte (sic) a brief illness. Born Nov-17-1905 in Tripp Junction Ark, she was a member of the Frankton Christian Church and Pixiana Doll Club. She is survived by three sons, Charles Stottlemeyer of Anderson;  Phil Harvey of Fortville; and,  Oku Harvey of Ohio; a daughter, Roberta Jo Simmions of Flint Mich.; a sister,  Mary Carroll, of Tucson, AZ; two brothers,  Jack Straughan of Tucson,  Az,  and Louie Straughan of  Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Eight grand children and seven great grandchildren.  Services will be conducted at 10;30 a.m. Thursday at the Harper and Dunnichay Funeral Home,  Frankton Chapel, with the Rev.Al Covell officiating.   Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville. Note 1 for genealogy - Jack is a nick name John Bobo Straughan.


SUMMERS, Lucy Ellen LEWIS.  (Submitted by Carleen Brown, carleenb@home.com, on 07 Oct 1999 12:00 PM.  Obituary from Anderson Weekly Herald, 23 March 1900. )  [Surnames: Bowers, Branson, Evans, Lewis, Sheets, Summers]  Remains of Mrs. Summers in the Illinois River - A Mystery Cleared Up - Insane and Taken to Peoria Four Months Ago--Body Disappeared and Was Not Seen Again--Leaves a Family at Lapel - Hezekiah Summers, who lives at Lapel, received a telegram yesterday that > his wife had been found dead in the Illinois river at Peoria, Ill. Upon further investigation he learned that she had been found in the water just opposite the city just where Grace Holmes, an eleven year old girl with clairvoyant powers, said she was and lead the relatives to the place. Mr. Summers took an evening train for Peoria.

Some time last fall Mrs. Summers became insane and imagined that her husband was going to do her bodily harm. She always ran and would hide herself when he came near her.  The family did not care to take the wife and mother to an insane asylum, and a sister, Mrs. B. J. Craig, came there from Peoria, Ill., and took her to her home, where it was thought that the change would do her good.  Mrs. Summers was taken to Illinois in December last and she had been there but a short time until, in the night, she managed to get out and slip away from the house, and that was the last ever seen of her alive. Although search has been made and every clew that the relatives could find were run down, they could not get any trace of the woman. She was traced across the river where the body was found, and it was thought that tracks were seen where she climbed the bank on the other side of the river.  Mrs. Summers was about thirty-five years of age and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. She was the mother of six children. It is said that her insanity was due to religion, as she showed the first sign in church, where she became violent and imagined her husband, who was sitting at the side of her, was the devil.


SWAIN, Woolston.  (Submitted by Eli Smith) [Surnames: SWAIN]  [ Extracted from the Pendleton Gazette Friday December 22nd, 1899]   Woolsont Swain dies very suddenly, at his home, three mies east of town at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. of neuralgia of heart. Mr. Swain was about eighty years of age, and has lived in the vinicity for possibly fifty years. He was a member of the Friends church, and a man most highly respected by all who know him. We are unable to give the time of funeral up to the hour of going to press.

SWART, Elenora (McWilliams).  (Submitted by J. P. Smith, johnnysgarden@cox.net, 20 Oct 2001.) [Surnames: McWILLIAMS; SWART; BURCHETTE; BARBER.]  [ Obituary from Local newspaper article, c1989]   CITY'S OLDEST RESIDENT DIES AT AGE 103. Mrs. Nora Swart, route two Elwood, the second oldest resident of Madison county and the oldest resident of Elwood died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Felix Burchette, 1305 South Anderson Street. She was 103 years old at the time of her death. She was born June 4, 1886, at Middletown, to Cy and Elizabeth McWilliams. A member of the Madison County Senior Citizens Club, she also attended the Christian church. She was married to William A. Swart in 1885. He preceded her in death in 1935. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Felix Burchette, and Mrs. Wava Barber of Frankton: one son Chester of Long Beach, California; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Copher and Fesler funeral home Monday at 2p.m. The Rev. Ralph Richardson of the East Main Christian church will be in charge of the rites. Burial will be in the Elwood cemetery mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.


SWEARINGEN, Lewis Allen.  (Submitted by  Wilbur Howard (19 Aug 2002).  Obituary quoted from the Daily Reporter, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, Tuesday, December 21, 1937:  "L. A. Swearenger passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willey at Glidden, Iowa, Thursday. The body was brought to Elk City Saturday to the Denbo funeral home and the funeral was held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Carl Packard. He leaves to mourn his going four daughters, Mrs. Roy Howard and Mrs. Kirchpatrick of Elk City, Mrs. Bennett of Lafontaine and Mrs. Willey of Iowa."  [Note:  SWEARINGEN, LEWIS ALLEN, born: March 02, 1866, Anderson, Indiana; died: December 16, 1937, Glidden, Iowa. Lived most of his adult life in Independence and Elk City area of Montgomery County, Kansas.]


TOOLEY, Christina Elizabeth (Clem).  (Submitted by Wilbur Howard, locowilly@msn.com, 04 Mar, 2002.)  [Surnames:  TOOLEY, CLEM, SWEARINGEN, BENNETT, HOWARD, WILLEY, WELCH.]  From the "Independence Reporter, Independence, Montgomery County,Kansas, 11 June, 1968." " Mrs. TOOLEY, 93, Dies Last Night at Nursing Home.  Mrs. Christina Elizabeth Tooley, 93, 408 19th St., died Monday midnight at the Pollock Manor nursing home.  Mrs. Tooley had entered the home June 5 and had been in failing health for a year.  Christina E. Clem was born June 28, 1874 in Anderson, Ind. to Simeon and Sarah Clem.  She lived in Indiana with her family until age seven when they moved to the White Post District in rural Independence where she attended the White Post rural school.  She married Lewis Swearingen March 1, 1893 and they farmed in the Elk City area until he died in November of 1936.  Mrs. Swearingen then married Henry Tooley in September of 1943 in Independence and he died in October, 1956.   Mrs. Tooley is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Leo (Ada) Bennett, Independence;  Mrs. Roy (Sadie) Howard, Independence;  Mrs. Claude (Della) Bennett, Elk City;  and Mrs. Earl (Ruby) Willey, Marshfield, Mo.;  and two sisters, Miss Stella Clem, Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. and Mrs. Celestia Welch, Cherryvale.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tooley was preceded in death by a daughter, two sisters, and four brothers.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rodrick Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery."

UPTHEGROVE, Elizabeth. (Submitted Sean Drury. cabzh@sbcglobal.net The Elwood (Ind.) Call-Leader 27 Apr. 1949 MRS UPTHEGROVE DIES AT FRANKTON THIS MORNINGFRANKTON, May 27 - Mrs. Elizabeth Upthegrove, widow of Jake Upthegrove and former Elwood residents, died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at the home of a nephew, Charles Wright, Frankton.Body was taken to King funeral home where friends may call after noon Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. O.C. Stroup officiating. Burial will be in the Elwood cemetery.Mrs. Upthegrove lived in Elwood for 25 years with her husband who died 14 years ago. She lived alone there until last October when she moved to Frankton to live with the Wrights.There is no immediate family, and Mrs. Upthegrove is survived by eight nieces and nephews.

WALKER, Lydia (Bunker) (Submitted by Toni Naccache, naccto@yahoo.com, on 02 Aug, 2001.  The original obituary appeared in a newspaper in Valley Falls, Kansas.)  [Surnames:  FUSSELL, BUNKER, BROWN, TRIPP, SLOOP, WRIGHT.]  After an illness of one year Mrs. Dove WALKER died at her home Wednesday morning of apoplexy--after the sixth stroke in a year, which fell last Saturday.  Lydia Bunker was born in Madison County, Indiana, August 22, 1835, and died at Valley Falls, Kansas, November 17, 1915, aged 80 years, 2 months and 25 days.  In Madison County, Indiana, where she was raised Lydia was married to William F. Walker, familiarly known as Dove Walker, July 30, 1854.  Immediately after their marriage, they left for Kansas Territory which had been thrown open to settlement that year.  In a one horse wagon they drove across the states to their new home in the wild west.  They went to housekeeping in a log cabin at what is now Pleasant Valley, a few miles below Ozawkie in the then Delaware Indian lands.  One day in the late fall, while.......had gone to St. Joe for provisio....his wife was staying with a .......their cabin and all its conte.......burned by the Indians  In January when the gro.....covered in deep snow they ..............the Delaware river a few mi.......Ozawkie, to their new claim ....cabin without a roof and full of.........awaited them.  They cleaned out the snow, got under a wagon sheet and began making clapboards for the roof, and were soon at home in a swell cabin. That place was their home for 30 years, where they prospered and retired to Valley Falls in 1885 which continued to be their home until the call of the reaper, death.  Mr. Walker died August 26th, 1913, and now she has gone to join him on the other shore.  She was a faithful member of the Christian Church for many years.  They left no issue.  She is survived by her two brothers John Bunker of Valley Falls, Will Bunker of Holton, and one sister, Mrs. Hepie Collins of Indiana.  The funeral will be held from the Christian church this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Chas. Kimball, her pastor, will conduct the service.  The burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, by the side of Dove.  [Note:  incomplete portions are the result of missing edges on the original obituary clipping.]


WHITE, Eliza  (Extracted from the Anderson Herald, Tuesday, April 14, 1908, Page 3.) (Special to the Herald. Lapel, Ind. April 13.) [Surnames: WHITE, MILLER, BARRON, SIMMERSON]  MRS. WHITE DIED SUDDENLY AT LAPEL - Mrs. Eliza White, wife of Joseph White, died suddenly at 5 o'clock this morning. Mrs. White had been in poor health for about six weeks, but on Saturday night was taken much worse. Her physician pronounced her disease as cancer of the stomach and while it was feared she could not live long, her death this morning was most unexpected. She was sitting up in her bed when she gasped and fell back dead.

Mrs. White was 53 years of age, was born in North Carolina. The family moved to Lapel from near Deming, Ind. seven years ago. Mrs. White leaves a husband and seven children, the latter being: B. Guy White; Mrs. Ethel Miller, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Myrtle Barron of Anderson; John H. White; Blaine White, who is a member of the 20th Infantry, now in Hawaiin islands; Mrs. Grace Simmerson and Miss Joyce White, of Lapel. Two children are dead. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, in charge of Rev. H. T. Walker of the U. B. Church. Interment in Brookside cemetery.


WILSON, Thelma (Straughan).  (Submitted by Ellenor Straughan, ustatennis@webtv.net, 23 Jul 2001)  From the Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN, dated June 18, 1974.  Mrs. Thelma Straughan Wilson , 77,of 1001 1/2 Heath St.,died at 6:15 p.m.. Monday in Turtle Creek Convalescent Center where she had been a patient since June, 1973.  She had been in failing health two years. Born in Henderson, Tenn., she was married in 1915 to Thomas H.Wilson .He died in 1949.  She had been a resident of Lafayette 25 years ,moving here from Muskogee, Okla. She was a retired restaurant employe and was a member of St. John`s Episcopal Church. Surviving are a daughter , Mrs.Alfred (Lorane) Nickolson of Lafayette; four sons, Lloyd and Grant of Tulsa, Okla.; Harold of Tarpon Springs,FLA.; and Jim of Denver, Colo; three sisters:  Mrs. Mary Carroll of St.Augustine,Texas; Mrs. Ethel Sttlemyre of Elwood,  Ind.and Mrs.Rose Dyer of Clearlake, Calf.; and two brothers:  Jack Straughan of St. Augustine,Texas and Louis Straughan of Tulsa, Oklahoma.


WRIGHT, Ellen.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 20 May 2001, 12:00 PM.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, December 26, 1913".)  [Surnames:  WRIGHT, KING, YOUNG]  Mrs. John Wright, age 45 years, passed away after several years illness of heart trouble. Mrs. Wright had been a sufferer from heart trouble for years and six weeks ago the case developed into a leakage of the heart. She is survived by a husband and two sons, Virgil and Chester, age 17 and 18. James King and Ben King, residing in Orestes, are brothers of the deceased, and Mrs. Mary Young of Orestes, is a sister. The funeral will occur from the country home four miles southwest of the city tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. 


WRIGHT, Elmer.  (Extracted from the Elwood Daily Record, Tuesday, April 25, 1899, page one.)  [Surnames:  WRIGHT]  Departed: Elmer WRIGHT is Laid to Rest in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  The remains of Elmer Wright were laid to rest in Pleasant Hill cemetery this afternoon by the Masonic order of which he had been an honored member for thirty years. The funeral services were conducted at the late home of the deceased by Rev. M. Crosley, of Indianapolis, and in connection with the Masonic burial ceremonies were very impressive. The honorary pall bearers were W. L. Roach; D. Sigler; Joseph Earlywine; A. W. Peck; Mirom Van Valkenbert; and, A. B. Wilson. Acting, D. B. King; Charles Harris; T. L. DeHority; A. D. Moffett; Henry Jordan; and Albert Francis.  The deceased was born in Wayne county 72 years ago and came to this county in early life and settled on the farm where he died. He was thrice married and leaves eight children. His first wife lived but a short time and his third wife proceeded him to a better (sic) and several years ago. After her death he lost interest in life and spent most of his time at home reading and thinking over happier days gone by. His decline in health was gradual and his death was proceeded by a decay of all his powers. Mr. Wright was a prominent man in the affairs of the community for many years and was an exemplary citizen in every way. His death is mourned by a large circle of friends and relatives.


WRIGHT, Jesse.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com>  on 20 May 2001, 12:00 P.M.  Obituary from "Alexandria Times-Tribune, March 31, 1919.")  [Surnames: WRIGHT, O'BRYANT, FOX].  Jesse Wright, age 41 years, a mail clerk in the employee of the U.S. government on trains between Anderson and Elkhart, Ind., died suddenly after 10 o'clock this morning while the train was speeding on its way to Anderson. He was afflicted with heart trouble.

Mr. Wright formerly resided in Alexandria and a few months ago returned to work after a serious attack of sickness. After the death of his wife, who was formerly Miss Hazel O'Bryant, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford O'Bryant, Mr. Wright frequently visited relatives in Alexandria.  The body was taken on to Anderson and prepared for burial. The funeral will either be held here or Anderson. Mrs. Bradford O'Bryant went to Anderson this morning.  Mr. Wright was a member of the Alexandria Lodge of Masons.

Joseph Wright, father of Jesse Wright, is a well-known farmer living south of Alexandria. Charles Wright, Edward Wright, James Wright and John Wright are brothers. Mrs. Thomas Fox, of near Pendleton, is a sister.

From: Alexandria Times Tribune, April 2, 1919:  The body of Jesse Wright, railway mail clerk, who died suddenly of heart trouble while distributing mail on a Big Four train between this city and Linwood Monday morning, was brought here this afternoon from the home of a sister at Anderson and buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Members of the Masonic lodge here met the body at the cemetery. 


WRIGHT, Joseph.  (Submitted by Travis LeMaster, <travislemaster@visto.com> on 20 May 2001, 12:00 P.M.  Obituary from "Alexandria Time-Tribune September 16, 1919.")  [Surnames: WRIGHT, FOX ]  Joseph Wright, age eighty nine years, one of the best known farmers in Madison county, expired this afternoon at 12:40 o'clock, following an extended illness of heart trouble, at the home two miles south of Alexandria.  The funeral service will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, in charge of the local lodge of Masons and burial will follow in the Odd Fellows cemetery here.

The surviving relatives are the wife, Mrs. Dorothy Wright, four sons, James, Charles, and John, all residing in this vicinity, and Edward Wright, of Columbia City, and one daughter, Mrs. Daisy Fox, of Anderson. Eighteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.  Mr. Wright came to Madison county as early as 1865 from Brown county Ohio. He settled on a farm south of the city, where he resided for a long number of years.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wright was the oldest member of the Alexandria lodge of Masons and that order will have full charge of the last sad rites on Thursday afternoon.


WYANT, Ethelmae (Smith).  (Submitted by Thomas Weisbach, weisbach@scruz.net  31 Jul 2001.)  [Surnames:  SMITH, WYANT.]  Extracted from an obituary which appeared in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin Thursday, September 17, 1987 page A-2.  Ethelmae (Smith) WYANT, aged 73, 3527 S. Madison Ave., died early Tuesday at her residence after a lengthy illness.  She was born July 6, 1914, and was a lifelong resident of Anderson.  She was a veteran of the Women's Air Force.  Mrs. Wyant was survived by her widower, Clarence G. Smith, a daughter, Sally Wyant of Elgin, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

Anderson Daily Bulletin - March 28, 1969 p. 2

MRS. NINA HOEL

Final services were held at 2 pm today at the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home for Mrs. Nina Fay Hoel, 71, 3708 Markelvlle Rd. Burial took place in the Mechanicburg Cemetery.

Anderson Herald - Jan 7, 1968 p. 2

Dies Saturday

J. Thamar Hoel, 76, of 3760 Markleville Rd., a retired Delco-Remy Division employe, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospital after an illness of two years. The body was taken to the Sells and Rowe Funeral Home where friends will be received after 2p.m. Monday and where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Mr. Hoel was born Sept, 22 1892, in Adams Township, the son of Elmer and Lydia Hoel was a life-long resident of Madison County. He retired in 1960 from Dept. 793 in Plant Seven of the Delco-Remy Division. Surviving are the widow, Mrs Nina Hoel; t h r e e daughters

Mrs. Clarence (Mary Jean) Lindzy and Mrs. Carl (Hazel) Price, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Charles E. (Ruth) Moore Pendlelon; three stepchildren Mrs. Robert Downing and Jack A. Hines, El Paso, Tex.; Ralph Hines, El Paso, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Crystal Barkdull Daleville; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

 


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