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     Harvey Coleman, an old, prominent and wealthy citizen of Morgantown, died last Friday, after a short illness of congestion of the liver, aged 68 years.  Mr. Coleman was the father of J.M. Coleman, attorney of this town. 

Coleman, Harvey
Martinsville Republican July 3, 1879

      Brother Harvey Coleman died at his resdence n Morgantown, Morgan County, Ind, June 13, 1879.  Was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 8, 1811; came West in 1839.  He joined the Christian Church in 1858. 
      We sorrow not as those who have no hope, for while his place in the Church is made vacant, he fills a more exhalted station among the redeemed in glory.  His mortal remains were taken to the house of worship on the following Sabbath morning, where the funeral services took place. A large company of friends followed the body to its last resting place.  May the survivors of the departed father and husband be comforted and re-united in their home above.                              Pastor

Coleman, Mrs. Warren
Martinsville Republican, August 28, 1879

      Mrs. Warren Coleman was buried last friday.

Coleman, Mrs. Francis
Martinsville Republican October 23, 1879

      Mrs. Francis Coleman living about one mile fron Morgantown, died last Wednesday.  She leaves a husband and several childrren, all of whom are married except one, to mourn her death. 

Coleman, Winfield Scott
Martinsville Republican April 9, 1927
      Was born at Morgantown and spent most of his life in Morgan County

      A message was received last Friday by Walter Coleman of Jackson township, telling of the death of Winfield Scott Coleman at Weiner, Arkansas, that morning about 7:00.
      The funeral service wll be held in the Morgantown Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 pm.
      Mr. Coleman was about eighty years of age and was born in Morgantown, being a son of Harvey Coleman.  He married Miss Gussie Coleman.  Most of his life was spent in Morgantown.  He owned a farm near there which he operated and years ago he also had a mill in the town.  Quite a number of years ago he bought a farm near Eminence and moved to it.  After the death of his wife about 1916 he came to Martinsville and made his home with his son Charles Coleman, until he moved to Arkansas, seven years ago. 
      Mr. Coleman was an earnest member of the Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Morgantown.  In politics he was a Republican.  He was a man of fine character and had many friends in this city and over the county.

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Egbert, Mary Williams
Martinsville Republican, January 6, 1876

       Mary Williams, daughter of Jonathan and Celia Wlliams, was born in Green Township, this county Sept. 20,1825. She was married to G. W. Egbert, Feb. 11, 1847.  She died Jan. 4, 1876.  Her disease was pneumonia, which speedily terminated her life.  She was the mother of 6 children - two sons and four daughters - who survive her.

       Her life was pre-eminently an exemplary one.  I appreciate that she had not an enemy in the world.  She was domestic in her habits and answered the apostalic description of a good and prudent woman, i.e. "discreet, chaste, keeper at home, obedient to their husbands."  In a word, she spent her life in the strict discharge of her domestic affairs, which duties she discharged well.  She was at peace with all the world, and when she laid herself down to die, she had no misgivings, but met death composedly and "like a hero in the strife,"  Alas! Mother, wife, sister, friend, farewell, farewell!

                                                                                                    H.W.C.

Egbert, Willard
Franklin Democrat December 21, 1906

         Willard Egbert, trustee of Green Township Morgan County, who died in the hospital at Indianapolis last week was buried Sunday by the Masons.  His funeral was preached at Pleasant Grove Church of which he was a prominent member by Elder Moore of Butler University.  His remains were laid to rest in the Bryant Cemetery near here.  Mr Egbert was an exemplary man.  He had been a Mason for many years, he had filled about all the offices in his lodge.  He was a democrat and was elected trustee on the Democrat ticket two years ago. There will be a republican appointed to fill the vacancy.

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Hensley, Mrs. Anna W.
Franklin Democrat July 29, 1904

      Mrs. Anna W. Hensley, aged forty-five, died at her home west of Franklin Saturday morning from heart failure.
      Mrs. Hensley was born in Morgan County.  She was married to P. Hensley several years ago and he with five children survive her.  The children are, John, Lonia, and Tillus Hensley and Mrs. Cora Held and Mrs. Eva Coleman.
    The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at the late home and the remains were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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Lloyd, Owen
Martinsville Republican April 15, 1886

      Owen Lloyd was born on the 21st of March 1807 in Leitrim County, Ireland.  His great ancestors came from Holland with Cromwell, about the close of the 16th century.  His mother was of Scotish descent.  His fathers family consisted of 10 children.  4 sons and 6 daughters.  He and 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha came to America.  He embarked on board of a vessel April 12, 1834, and on the 10th day of June, landed in the city of New York and from there went to Cleveland, Ohio on the 4th day of August 1834.  In the fall of 1839, came to Indiana and settled on a farm near Morgantown.  He was married to Sarah Coleman of Cleveland, Ohio on the 7th day of April 1838.  They had 9 children - 6 sons and 3 daughters - 1 died in infancy, Robert C died at 12 and Davis at 13 years of age and Edwin died after arriving at the age of maturity.  He leaves surviving him, his widow, Sarah Lloyd, and Clotelda, Alice, Eliza, Owen and Frances C.  He was born in the same house in Ireland built by his grandfather, nearly 200 years ago.  He was left with a large estate, from his father in Ireland, but never looked after it.  He died the 4th day of April 1886, 79 years and 13 days.  He was buried at Mt. Nebo Church where rest the remains of a sister and other relatives. 

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Vandergriff, Elijah
Martinsville Reporter February 25, 1910

        Elijah Vandergriff, aged eighty-five years, died at five o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Scroggins, 340 South Sycamore street.  Death was caused by heart trouble.  The deceased came here from Morgantown and the body was taken to that place this afternoon at two o'clock over the Big Four.  The burial will be made tomorrow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

 

 

 

                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

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