Rutherford Township Man Killed in Mine
Henry Street, a former resident of Rutherford township, met death instantly on last Saturday morning near eleven o'clock, in a coal mine near Jasper, where he was employed. He was caught by falling slate and his body beyond recognition.No other near miners were at the time and he was the only victim of the accident.
Mr. Street was born and reared in Rutherford township, being one of the family of the late Samuel Street. One brother, one sister, and a half brother and sister survive and are Silas Street, of Washington; Miss Vina Street, Merrill Street and Mrs. Elvira Harbison, all of Rutherford township.
Death came to Mr. Street at the age of forty-three years. His wife, who was Miss Badie Street before marriage, and a son two years old survive. They had lived in Jasper for the past four years, moving there from a farm in Rutherford township.
The remains were brought to Inman Chapel, south of this city, and interment was made in the chapel cemetery, after funeral services Monday afternoon at three o'clock.
Thursday, December 11, 1919
Courtesy of: Rebecca M Frier
Samuel Street, 79 years old, Montgomery, died at the Daviess County Hospital at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.
He was born March 30, 1885 in Martin County, the son of Isom and Sarah H. (Wininger) Street, and was a veteran of World War I.
Mr. Street was married in 1933 to Nellie Hudson, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Kefalas of east Detroit, Michigan; three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two step-daughters, Mrs. Edith Riordan of Montgomery and Mrs. Beatrice Peachee of Chicago.
The funeral was at 2 p.m., Sunday in the E.U.B. church at Montgomery where Mr. Street was a member, with Rev. Fred Beedle officiating and burial in Bethany cemetery.
November 19, 1964
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Courtesy of: Rebecca M Frier
The death of Virgil S. Street, resident of Loogootee, Route 4, was on Wednesday morning in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis. He was fifty-one years old, and had been ill for four days in Indianapolis. He was native of Martin County.
Mr. Street is survived by his widow, who was before marriage Myrtle Abel, and they have these children: Mrs. Norma Lee Overall, Mrs. Marjorie Divine, Donald Street, Loogootee, Route 4; Wilbur K. Street, Odessa, Texas; Mrs. Marcella Weisheit, Haysville; Bernice, Carolyn, Katherine Street, at home. There are seven grandchildren.
Brothers and sisters, children of Samuel and Leah Anderson Street, decease, are Mrs. Walter Crouse, Mrs. Raymond McCann, Loogootee, Route 4; Mrs. Mabel Hunter, Montgomery; Melvin Street, Oden, Route 1; Luther, Washington, and Earl, Crane.
Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home after 7 p.m., Thursday. Rites will be held in the Truelove Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, with Reverend E. G. Arnold in charge, and interment will be in the South Martin Cemetery.
March 31, 1960
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David Street, 46, Loogootee, Route 3 died at the Memorial Hospital in Jasper at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13th.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion Pilgrim Holiness Church and was a vetern of World War II.
Mr. Street was born August 7, 1921, in Martin County, the son of Henry and Minnie (Pope) Street. he was married to Betty Souerdike, October 24, 1964, and she survives.
Also surviving are five sons, Jerry L., Illinois; Joseph, David, Timothy and Ronald, all of Vincennes; four daughters, Pamela, Tania and Rana Street, all of Vincennes, and Lisa Street, Loogootee, Route 4; two grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Elvira Hovis and Mrs. Mamie Parsons, both of Loogootee: Mrs. Alice Ziegler, and Mrs. Melvada Souerdike, Loogootee, Route 4 and Mrs. Maude Allen, Odon; three brothers, William and George Street, Loogootee, Route 4, and Henry Street, Dwight, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home with Reverend Francis Porter officiating. Burial was in the Inman cemetery.
Military services were held at the grave by American Legion Post 120.
Those taking part were: Color bearers - Charles Boonshot and Arlie Martin; color guards - Joseph Lannan and Pete Grow; firing squad - Howard Trambaugh. Commander: John Lagle, Sr., John Lagle, Jr., Speedy Gray, Thomas Hopkins, James L. Allen, Roy Neideffer, Edmund Pendley; chaplin - Hershel Jones; flag folders - Harry Miller and Hershel Jones; buglers - David Davis and Ronnie Kaiser.
April 18, 1968
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Courtesy of: Rebecca M Frier
Bert Odell Street, 76-year-old retired Martin county farmer, died at the voting polls at Rutherford Township school Tuesday morning about 8:15 o'clock. Death was sudden. He was a resident at 304 W. Main St., in Loogootee.
Mr. Street was born in Martin county January 28, 1881, the son of the late William and Elvina (Street) Street. He was a lifelong resident of Martin county and attended the Assembly of God Church at Alfordsville.
On November 29, 1909, he married Elizabeth Jones and she survives.
Other survivors include three daughters and a son; Mrs. Dewey Waggoner, city; Mrs. Lee Opell, Haysville; Mrs. Hanly Padgett, Route 4, Loogootee and Edward Street of Buffalo, N.Y. There are 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters also survive. They are Mrs. Frank Berry, of Route 4, Loogootee and Mrs. Martha Waggoner of Loogootee.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Assembly of God Church with burial in South Martin cemetery.
Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home.
May 05, 1960
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Courtesy of: Rebecca M Frier
After a long and trying search in which parents and neighbors took an active part, the body of young George Street, who had been missing from the home in Rutherford township for over a week, was discovered Sunday morning in a corn field on the Rhodes farm near Haysville. Death had evidently come by drowning, brought on by exposure to the cold, which had no doubt rendered the boy helpless and in a frozen condition.
Young Street was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Street of Rutherford township. He was seventeen years old, and a sturdy farmer lad without any appreciable affliction. On Friday of January 14th, he had asked his parents to go on a hunting visit with his sister's family in Reeve township, Daviess county. It was his intention to walk there, and although the waters were coming up and the weather was severely cold nothing was thought of his going, as he was accustomed to both and being a strong boy and knowing the way, the parents consented.
He was directed how to go to avoid danger, and nothing more was thought of it, until he failed to return hom on Sunday as he had promised. At this the parents began to get uneasy and instituted an immediate search. When they found that he had not gone to the home of his sister, they gave a neighborhood alarm and others assisted in the search.
The body was not found until last Sunday morning, when Grover Fox, Henry Street, John Kave and Theodore McCord discovered it lying face downward in a corn field on the Rhodes farm, near what is known there as the Big Ditch. He was lying on his face with the arms folded under him. The body had evidently been in that position for about nine days, the time elapsed after he had left home until it was found.
There were no marks of violence about the body and the only solution of the death seems to be that the lad was overcome with cold as he was trying to make his eay to the home of his sister, going in the round-a-about way needed to escape the high waters.
The reason why the discovery was probably not made sooner was that back water had come up and was over the body for some days after death had come.
Justice of the Peace Theodore McCord was deputized to hold an inquest and his verdict was in accordance with the above statement.
The family of William Street, the sorrowing parents of the unfortunate boy, live near the Ledgerwood church in Rutherford township.
Young Street leaves a father and mother, three brothers and two sisters. The sister married who he had intended visiting is Mrs. Tollie Horn of Daviess county.
The others are: Henry, William, Bert, and Vera, all at home.
The Martin County Tribune
Friday, Janaury 28, 1916
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Courtesy of: Rebecca M Frier
Services Held For Wreck Victim at Loogootee Wed.
Fabe Gwin Seriously Hurt Under Treatment at Daviess Hospital
Labor Day accidents throughout the county resulted in a large death toll of which Laura B. Elliott, 66, of Loogootee, was included when she died at the Daviess County Hospital from injuries received in a head-on collision Monday morning on Highway 50 at the west edge of Shoals.
Fabius Gwin,prominent Shoals attorney, and former State Representative, was seriously injured in the same accident but is reported recovering at the hospital.
The accidentoccurred about 9:30 o'clock Monday morning approximately 100 yards from the Jug Rock filling station, operated by John Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott were en route to the Huron homecoming, according to report, Mr. Elliot was driving about 20 miles as hour
Inquest Held Tuesday
At the inquest held Tuesday at Washington, since Mrs. Elliott's death occurred there, Coroner C. P. Scudder learned that Mr. Elliott was driving east on Highway 50 and the Gwin machine, driven by a son, Robert, age 15, pulled across the road and off the concrete slap and then turned back onto the pavement across to his side of the road.
When the cars collided, Mr. Elliot said, the front of his car hit the other machine on the right side about center. The Hudson sedan, in which Mr. Gwin and his son, Robert, and Phillip Hamm of Shoals, were riding, was badly damaged and brought to a local garage for repairs.
Young Gwin receivedonly minor bruises and Hamm a painful sprain to one hand, however, neither received treatment at the hospital. Mr. Gwin is recovering from a broken left arm and severe scalp wound, which was believed to have been caused by a mirror when the impact forced his head against it. Mr. Eliot, 65, received but minor injuries and did not remain at the hospital following examination.
Father of Coach Freeman passes; Rites Held Mon
John Freeman, 72, Dies at Son's Home After Lingering Illness
Shoals schools were dismissed Monday afternoon to permit teachers and pupils to attend the funeral services of John G. Freeman, age seventy-two, father of coach Virgil Freeman of Shoals High School who died Saturday morning at the home of his son. Last rites were held at the Mt. Lebenon church, near French Lick, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Death was attributed to a heart attack. The deceased was a brother of the late Jacob Freeman who died here a few years ago.
Mr. Freeman had been recently living with his son here.
He was born November 7, 1865, the son of Willis and Eliza Freeman, death occurring on the eve of his seventy-third birthday. In early life he married Eldora Davison, who proceeded him in death.
Besides the son, Virgil, six other children survive: Mrs. Goldie Bateman, of Shoals; Mrs. Hattie Pitcher, of French Lick; Mrs. Sylvia Combs, of Washington, Mrs. Pearl Crowder, of Hillham; Stanford Freeman, of West Baden and Albert Freeman, living at Jeffersonville, Ill.
He is also survived by a brother and three sisters: William Freeman, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Ella Lynch, living near Shoals; Mrs. Mattie Wellingtonhill, of Birdseye and Mrs. Lillie Emmons of Washington.
The body was prepared for burial at a French Lick funeral home and was in state at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Pitcher.
Hannah Ewing Is Buried Mon.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ in Trinity Springs for Mrs. Hannah Ewing, 65, widow of Andrew Ralph Ewing, who died last Saturday in Mitchelltree township. Complications over a period of three months were given as the cause of death.
She was born September 28, 1872, to Devine and Amanda (Walton) Hamilton. Most of her life was spent in Martin County.
Survivors include a sister, Rose Hamilton, and a brother, A. N. Hamilton, both of Indianapolis, and a grandchild, Mary E. Freeman of Loogootee.
Mrs. Ewing was a member of the Loogootee Methodist Church.
Martin County Native Succumbs at Washington
Washington, Ind., Mar 8 - George C. Emmons, 73, well known retired farmer of West Washington, died at his home this morning at 1:13 o'clock of complications, after an illness of one month. He was serious for six days.
Born in Martin county on September 11, 1863, the deceased was the son of William and Debby (Stanfield) Emmons both of Martin County. He was educated in Martin county.
He was married to Lillie Freeman on January 9, 1897. She survives to mourn his passing. He was a member of the Christian Church in Martin county.
The following children also survive: Hershel Emmons of West Washington, Mrs. Walter Walford of the city, John Emmons of French Lick, Elmer and Floyd Emmons of this city, Richard and Oliver Emmons of Knox county and Mrs. William Leykouff of Shoals. Hattie, Eldon and Violet Emmons and Mrs. Nola Davis also children of the deceased died previously.
One brother, William Emmons of Shoals and 38 grand-children and two great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Emmons were held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock at the residence of his son, Herschel Emmons, at West Washington, with Rev, R. M. Sims officiating. Interment was made in Oak Grove.
Henry A Stephens born in Wheeling West Va. April 14, 1837 and departed from this life at his home in Halbert township Mar. 25, 1913, being at the time of his death 65 years, 11 mo. and 11 days of age. He was united in marriage to Ellen Childers Dec. 7, 1871. To this union were born ten children, five of whom are left with his aged companion to mourn their loss, they are; Mrs Janie Way and Thomas E of this place, who were present when the end came, Mrs Dora Fryer of Muskogee, Oak. Mrs Laura Terry of Platterville Colo and Perry Stephens of Canton Okla. who were unable to be present of account of the high waters. He also leaves nine brothers and sisters and seven grandchildren besides numerous other friends and relatives.
Mr Stephens was well known and highly respected citizen.About forty-five years ago he united with the church of the Brethren and lived in that communion until death and although a constant sufferer for many months he was ever patient humbly submitting to the Will of God.Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. W. L. Ross, assisted by Rev. Cox after which the remains were laid to rest in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
The News 4 April 1913 Shoals, IN
Submitted by Steve Morrison
C.C. VanHoy Dies Following Long Illness
was prominent livestock raiser-funeral Friday morning
Charles Cosmos VanHoy 56, widely known farmer and livestock breeder passed away at the family home on Kentucky Avenue at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, following two years' ailment from heart affliction. His condition was serious for the past four weeks.
Mr. VanHoy was born in Perry Township, a son of William and Catherine (Fitzgerald) VanHoy, Sept. 7, 1884 and had spent his lifetime in this vicinity and was active in business and civic affairs. He married Clara E. Larkin, daughter of the late John Larkin October 14, 1908, who survives with the following children of their union: Larkin an electrician inn the U. S. Navy at Newport, R. I.; John of Oxford, Ind. Robert, of Evansville; Sister Frances Borgia, Washington, D. C.; Esther at home and Hugh residing on the VanHoy Farm in Perry Township.
Surviving bothers and sister are William of Bloomington and Omer of Loogootee, Mrs. Charles Summers and Mrs. Joseph P. Smith of Loogootee and Sister Agnes Helen of St. Mary-of-the-Woods. A brother, Walter Vanhoy died three weeks ago. There are also five grandchildren surviving.
Mr. VanHoy was a life time member of St. John Catholic church and Holy Name Society. Member of this organization will meet at the VanHoy home at 7:30 this (Thursday) evening to recite the Rosary.
The funeral service will be held at St. John church at 9:00 o'clock Friday Morning and burial will be made in St. John cemetery.
The passing of Mr. VanHoy removes one of Martin county's most progressive citizen. He was, for many years manager of the Larkin Farm, widely known in Indiana and adjoining states as black Angus cattle breeders. After the death of Mr. Larkin, Mr. VanHoy purchased a large portion of the farm and continued in the cattle breeding and general farming with his sons. He and other members of the VanHoy Family were engaged in the milling business in Loogootee several years ago. He was an active member in livestock and farm associations and was former president of the Martin County Farm Bureau and was always ready to take part in any progressive movement for betterment of his community.
Martin County Tribune Thursday, May 1, 1941
Mrs. Clara E. VanHoy, 92, 422 Kentucky Ave., Loogootee, died at Eastgate Manor Nursing Center, Washington, at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday following an illness of one and one-half years.
She was born Sept. 19, 1884 in Martin County to John F. and Ellen J. (Crane) Larkin. She married Cosmos C. VanHoy Oct 10, 1908 and he died in 1941.
Mrs. VanHoy leaves four sons, Larkin Vanhoy, Loogootee, John VanHoy Venice, Fla. Robert VanHoy Evansville: Hugh VanHoy, Mitchell: tow daughters Mrs. Harley Bob (Esther) Aikman, Washington; Sister Frances Borgia VanHoy, Peru, Ind.: 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, one brother, Joseph Larkin, Loogootee, and two sisters, Sister Joseph Anna Larkin, St. Mary-of-the-Woods: and Mrs. James (Anna) Haigerty, Loogootee. One son, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Loogootee. of which she was a member, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee, after 1 p.m. Friday and the parish rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday.
From the Washington Times May 1976