M., Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1931) News Article
TENENT KILLS FARM OWNER IN ROW
JOHN M. FELKNOR IS FATALLY SHOT OVER CATTLE ARGUMENT
Henry Flick, 55, hunted by Sheriff, Posse, After Coroner's Jury Returns
Verdict of Murder Against Him; Flees Through Fields
quarrel over possession of cattle this morning led to the fatal
shooting of John M. Felknor, 68 years old, of Prospect, when he went to
his farm, two miles west of West Baden in an effort to take the cattle
away from Henry Flick, 55 years old. Flick met Felknor in the barn lot
of the farm and after an argument, opened fire on Mr. Felknor with a
shotgun. Death resulted instantly, according to persons reaching the
scene of the shooting.
was a tenant on Felknor's farm, fled the scene of the murder
immediately and Sheriff Harry Hammond, Chief of Police Elwood Apple and
a posse of deputized men are scouring the county in an effort to locate
that Felknor went
to his farm this morning about 7:00 o'clock to get the cattle which
were awarded to him through a lawsuit settled several days ago. Flick
is supposed to have made several threats against Felknor in the event
of Felknor trying to get the cattle without the aid of the Sheriff
Hammond. It is thought that a heated argument followed Mr. Felknor's
visit to the farm this morning, which led to the shooting.
and Felknor have been "at outs" for over a year, according to police.
Felknor has tried several times to eject Flick from the farm, without
success, and both men claimed some cattle on the farm. Suit was filed
several months ago by Felknor with the result that he was given the
judgment and the cattle.
were called to the scene of the shooting immediately, and tracks were
found which showed that Flick had taken a northward trail in the hope
of eluding them. Sheriff Harry Hammond and Chief Apple, together with
deputies, are still searching for him, with the hope of finding him
before he can find transportation to carry him away from the scene.
gun which killed Felknor was fired 16 or 18 feet from him, according to
Wm. E. Ellis, Paoli undertaker, where the body was taken following the
shooting. An inquest held at Paoli by Coroner R. L. Holiday reported
that Felknor came to his death by a weapon in the hands of Henry Flick.
He will be charged with first degree murder when caught.
of Police Apple said this afternoon, just as the Herald was going to
press, that bloodhounds will be used to trail Flick. After a morning
spent in looking for the fugitive, it was decided to use the
bloodhounds after a conference of police officials, both city and
county. The hounds will be sent here from Sebre, Ky.
Felknor, who was a well known citizen of Orange County, is survived by
his wife, several children and several brothers and sisters. The body
will be brought to the home in Prospect late this afternoon where it
will remain until funeral services are arranged.
Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1931) News Article
FLICK PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO CHARGE
Slayer taken to Jeffersonville Jail Following Hearing in Paoli
Flick, charged with first degree murder in the killing of John M.
Felknor of New Prospect last Thursday morning, entered a plea of not
guilty when arraigned before Esquire Ed. W. Hoppe at Paoli this week.
The defendant was bound over to await action of the September term of
Orange County circuit Court.
who gave himself up late last Thursday afternoon after officers had
scoured the vicinity of the farm where he lived, two miles west of West
Baden, was taken to the Jeffersonville jail by Sheriff Harry Hammonds.
The Sheriff secured a special order from Judge Hottel, sanctioning the
transfer of the prisoner.
was slain last Thursday morning after an argument over some cattle that
was claimed by both him and Flick. Flick was a tenant on Felknor's
farm, and the two men had been involved in litigation over the
possession of the cattle. It is understood that self defense will be
the defense given by Flick when his case comes up for trial.
who gave himself up the same day the crime was committed, called his
son, Roque Flick, who works at the Valley Garage in French Lick,
telling him to get the sheriff and come after him. The son and Guy
McMickle went after Flick in the absence of other police officers, and
delivered the defendant to Sheriff Hammond and night Marshall Harry
Robbins at Paoli.
were held sunday afternoon for Mr. Felknor at the Ames Chapel M. E.
Church, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. A large crowd
attended the rites. Mr. Felknor was a well known citizen of this
county, having been born in Northwest Township and held office of
Treasurer of the county from 1898 to 1902.
Springs Valley Herald (December 24, 1931) News Article
FLICK GIVEN 2 TO 21 YEARS IN KILLING
Slayer of John M. Felknor Convicted on Manslaughter Charge.
Flick, 54 years old, was given a 2 to 21 year sentence in Orange County
circuit court at Paoli Saturday when he was convicted of manslaughter
growing out of the fatal shooting of John M. Felknor, former treasurer
of Orange County and prominent farmer of West Baden, last May 21.
trial of Flick lasted all of last week, the jury getting the case
Saturday morning. After eight hours deliberation, Flick was found
guilty of manslaughter after he had been indicted on a charge of first
possession of cattle led to the killing. Witnesses at the trial
testified that both Flick and Felknor had made threats against each
other. Their differences reached a climax on the morning of May 21 when
Felknor went to his farm to get some cattle that had been awarded him
in a lawsuit. Flick, it was brought out at trial, told him to keep away
from the cattle, but Felknor kept on advancing towards him. Flick, who
was armed with a shotgun, opened fire at short range, killing him
Prosecutor Thomas Masterson, asked the death penalty in presenting the
case to the jury. Masterson was assisted by Frank Gilkison of Shoals.
Harry A. Carpenter of Paoli was the attorney for Flick.
Springs Valley Herald (June 4, 1931) Obituary
M. Felknor, son of George W. and Sarah Pinnick Felknor, was born on his
father's farm in Northwest Township, Orange County, Indiana on March
22, 1864. On October 12, 1892 he was united in marriage to Carrie
Elizabeth Cooper of Elizabeth, Indiana. To this union were born ten
children, eight of who with the widow survive him: Mrs. Raymond, H.
Underwood of Valparaiso, Indiana; Mrs. Clinton McDonald of Wichita,
Kansas; Mrs. Beatrice Smith of West Baden; John M. Felknor Jr. of West
Baden; Frank A. Felknor of Louisville, Kentucky; Mrs. Samuel L.
Woodward of Hammond, Indiana; Dr. Joe B. Felknor of Lafayette, Indiana;
and Helen at home. James Edward and Ruth Mildred died in infancy. He
also leaves to mourn seven grandchildren, five brothers and three
sisters. Four sisters, one brother, father, mother and one
granddaughter preceded him in death. He died on May 21, 1931, aged 67
years, one month and 29 days.
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take this method of expressing our thanks and appreciation of the many
kindnesses shown us by relatives and friends during our bereavement.
Mrs. John M. Felknor and family. Submitted by Tom Agan.
B. F. Rev., Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1931) Death Notice
B. F. Nicholson, 69 years of age, well know citizen of Cuzco, Dubois
County, died at his home last Saturday following an illness of two
years. Rev. Nicholson had been in failing health for some time.
Nicholson, since entering the ministry 45 years ago, has had charge of
numerous churches in Southern Indiana and adjoining states. He was
perhaps one of the best known ministers in this section of Indiana. He
preached his last sermon at the Bridgeport, Ind., Christian Church, in
survived by the widow and five children, three daughters and two sons.
They are Mrs. Luella Clapp of Hillham, Mrs. Susie Liechauer, Mrs.
Jennie Conrad, Clyde and Lawrence Nicholson of Cuzco. One stepson also
survives, I. J. McCune of Hillham, as well as a brother in Booster,
Ark, 25 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
services were held at the Cuzco Christian Church Monday afternoon,
followed by burial in the Cuzco cemetery. The services were conducted
by the Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the French Lick Christian Church.
Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1931) Oituary
Franklin Nicholson was born November 9, 1861, the son of Wesley and
Katherine Nicholson in Dubois County. He was united in marriage to
Rebecca McCune April 9, 1883. To this union was born six children: Mrs.
Luella Clapp of Hillham, Mrs. Susie Liechauer, Mrs. Jennie Conrad,
Clyde and Lawrence Nicholson all of Cuzco. The widow and all children
survive except Raymond, who preceded him in death June 20, 1899. One
step-son survive, I. J. McCune, one brother in Booster, Ark., twenty
five grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Nicholson was ordained into the ministry of the Church of Christ at
Cane Creek in October 1888. He became a graduate of Philips Bible
Institute at Canton, Ohio in 1914. From his ordinance to the ministry
of the Church of Christ he spent forty three years as a minister. His
health began failing him about two years and a half years ago and since
then he has been confined to his home. He bore his suffering with the
greatest of patience and always had a smile for everyone. He departed
this life at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 14 days on May 23, 1931.
Nicholson preached his last sermon at Bridgeport, Clark County, Indiana
in September 1929. His subject was taken from Proverbs, "He that is a
friend must show himself friendly. There is a friend that sticketh
closer than a brother." Submitted byTom Agan.
Clara, Springs Valley Herald (June 4, 1931) Death Notice
Clara McFarland, 50 years of age, wife of Walter McFarland of near
Highland neighborhood, died Sunday at her home. Death was caused by
sudden heart attack.
services were held Tuesday afternoon at Cane Creek Church, conducted by
Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the French Lick Christian church. Interment
was made in the adjoining cemetery.
McFarland is survived by her husband, five children, one sister, Mrs.
Charles Denbo and four grandchildren. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Walls, Springs Valley Herald (June 13, 1931) Obituary
Walls Watts was born November 24, 1891. She departed from this world
for her eternal home, May 23, 1931 at the age of 39 years, 5 months and
united in marriage
to John E. Watts, December 25, 1911. To this union were born two
daughters, Reva Mae on February 11, 1914 and Veda Lucille on September
preceded in death by her father, Sanders Grant Walls, April 19, 1899.
left to mourn her departure are the daughters, Reva Mae, Veda Lucille,
the father and husband John E. Watts, the mother Mrs. John Trewatha of
Niangua, Mo. and four brothers Elmer Walls of Chicago, Ill., Noble
Walls of Washington, Ind., Norman and Roscoe Walls of Detroit, Michigan.
united with the United Brethren church at the age of 18 years and later
united with Calvary Evangelical church of Detroit, Michigan, of which
she was a member at her death. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (June 18, 1931) Death Notice
services were held Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Maude Baxter, 45 years of
age, who died Sunday at the home of her father, Mr. W. A. Burton,
following a stroke of apoplexy. Mrs. Baxter was apparently in the best
of health when stricken, and her death came as a distinct shock to her
many friends in French Lick and surrounding community.
Baxter was on her way to town Saturday when stricken, falling on the
sidewalk, suffering head injuries. She never regained consciousness and
death came Sunday afternoon.
funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home on Indiana Avenue,
followed by interment in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Mrs. Baxter is
survived by her father, Wm. A. Burton, one son Harold and one daughter,
Mrs. Clarice Agel. One sister, Mrs. Mary Schorr of Bonville, Ind. and
one brother Richard Burton, also survive. Submitted byTom Agan.
Rebecca Jane, Springs Valley Herald (June 18, 1931) Obituary
Jane, daughter of William and Mary Taylor, was born July 13, 1859 and
departed this life June 2, 1931, aged 72 years, 10 months and 19 days.
was united in marriage to William Hornback in February 1883, and to
this union was born five children, two having preceded her in death,
Stella who died in infancy and Mrs. Etta East who died in July 1927.
Her husband and companion preceded her in death in November 1917.
was converted and united with the Methodist church when a young girl
and has always been a firm believer in God, always kind, loving and
unselfish. She was faithful to attend church as long as health
permitted, but for several years she has been practically an invalid
and for the last ten years has been confined to her home most of the
time. She has suffered much, but through it all she was patient and
always thoughtful of others.
did she deserve the name of mother as the care and welfare of her
children and home was her joy in life. On Tuesday evening as she was
rapidly getting worse she expressed a desire not for a linger stay on
earth, but for a peaceful and painless journey. Those who were near her
scarcely knew when the end came, it was so like a beautiful sleep that
all pain seemed to vanish at once.
leaves to mourn their loss one son, Edward, two daughters, Mrs. Cora
Barnett of French Lick and Mrs. Mae Searcy of near English, twelve
grandchildren and one great grandchild, two brothers, James H. Taylor
and George W. Taylor, and one sister Mrs. Charles Kearby, all of French
Lick and a host of other relatives and friends.
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desire to thank those who helped in any way during the sickness and
death of our mother, Mrs. Rebecca Hornback. Edd Hornback, Mrs. Mae
Searcy, Mrs. Cora Barnett. Submitted byTom Agan.
William F., Springs Valley Herald (June 25, 1931) Death Notice
services for William F. Wright, 66 years of age, were held this
afternoon at the First Christian church, conducted by Rev. L. F. Drash,
pastor of the church.
died suddenly at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Norways Hospital at
Indianapolis as a result of a stroke of apoplexy. He had been ill for a
period of two months, and was seemingly better when relatives here
received word of his death.
Wright was a well known citizen of French Lick, having been in the coal
and fertilizer business here for many years. He was a member of the
French Lick Christian church, and took an active interest in the church
and community affairs.
was born at Orangeville, Ind., january 25, 1965. He was the son of
Thomas and Mary Wright, and spent his childhood in the vicinity of
Orangeville. He was married to Mary L. Wood, and one son and a daughter
were born to them. The daughter preceded her father in death, and one
son, Herman, in addition to the widow survive him.
surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Conrad Meyer of Louisville, Ky., Mrs
Fanny Kesten of Los Angeles, Cal. and Mrs. Emma Mann, also of Los
Angeles, and three grandchildren.
the funeral services at the Christian Church, the body was laid to rest
in Ames Chapel cemetery. W. V. Ritter & Son, local funeral
directors, had charge of the services.
Springs Valley Herald (July 9, 1931) Obituary
F. Wright, son of Thomas and Mary Stackhouse Wright, was born January
25, 1865, near Orangeville, Orange County, Indiana.
called to the family support and care in his father's household in his
early days, he began an early honest, hardworking, ambitious, restless
career to gain beyond the bare necessities of life, which tendencies
have been the zeal and true character of his life and its story by whom
stage of his dreaded ailment the hand of heath came by a sudden stroke
of apoplexy, and he passed away June 23, 1931, age 66 years, 4 months
and 28 days.
He joined the
Church of this city, and talked to his friends and relatives of the
inevitable end and spiritual eternity.
is survived by his widow and companion, Mary L. Wood Wright, who for
forty two years has been his constant pal, also one son H. T. of French
Lick, and one daughter Ada May, having died in infancy. Three sisters,
Mrs. Conrad Meyer of Louisville, Kentucky, Mrs. Fannie Kesten, Mrs. L.
C. Mann of Los Angeles, California, his business associated and friends.
preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Alice and Etta, one brother
leaves the broken wheel in hone, and with it to his wife and son the
memory of a good husband and father.
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this means we wish to extend to our friends and neighbors a token of
our appreciation and sincere thanks for their sympathy and kindness to
us through the death of our husband and father, W. F. Wright. Mary L.
Wright, H. T. Wright. Submitted byTom Agan.
Brooks, Springs Valley Herald (July 2, 1931) Obituary
Brooks Low was born near Young's Creek in Orange County, Ind., November
17, 1863, and was the youngest of eight children born to Daniel and
Cornelia Lambeth Low. In early youth he united with the Christian
Church at Painters Creek, Ind. September 3, 1885 he was married to Miss
Carrie Towell of Paoli, Ind., to which union two children were born,
one of whom, a son Elmer, died may 24, 1896.
thirteen years Mr. Low was in the merchandise business at Elon, Ind.,
and from there went to French Lick, where he was in business for twenty
two years. He was a member of the masonic Lodge in Huntingburg, which
order performed the ritualistic services at the grave at his funeral
Wednesday. Mr. Low was a splendid citizen, a devoted husband and
father, and a good business man. He lived to be 67 years, 6 months and
28 days of age. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. E. E.
Katterjohn and one granddaughter Doris of Huntingburg, one sister, Mrs.
E. E. Goble of Harvey, Ill.
services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home at 2:00 o'clock,
followed by interment in the Fairmount cemetery, Rev. V. C. Pheiffer
officiating. Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (July 16, 1931) Obituary
Elizabeth Knowles, daughter of Thomas and Talitha Hall, was born August
1864 in Lawrence County near Williams, Indiana, where she grew to
womanhood, pure and sweet, and at the age of 18 years was married to
Joseph Francis Marion Knowles on October 22, 1882 - her husband having
receded her in death seven months ago. To this union was born five
children: Ella, who died in infancy, Flora Alice Knowles-Morris, who
died january 22, 1909, Clara Etta Knowles-Elledge of French Lick,
Herbert E. Knowles of Anderson, Indiana and Beulah Knowles, who stayed
with her parents, looking after their comfort to the end. Besides these
three children, she leaves to mourn her passing, four brothers, John V.
Hall of Lincoln, Nebraska, Edward Hall of Shelbyville, Indiana,
Sheridan Hall of Williams, Ind., Charlie Hall of Shoal, Indiana, and
one sister, Mrs. Icely Phillips of French Lick. Four sisters and four
brothers having gone on before.
Knowles was converted and baptized into the Regular Baptist Church the
year following her marriage. On June 6, 1830 she and her husband were
taken into the United Brethren Church at French Lick, she, at the time,
expressing herself to her pastor as being a Child of the King.
was a kind and loving mother, good neighbor and loyal friend and lived
a life of self sacrifice and loving devotion, always looking after the
comfort of her family. She was a woman of highest ideals and christian
character - always careful never to do anything which would not be
pleasing in the sight of her Lord and Master. The best that can be said
of this pure, sweet character is none too good.
Knowles has been a semi-invalid for about twelve years, being able to
be up about the house, but not able to walk only a short distance,
always regretting that she could not attend the services and hear the
sweet songs of Zion sung. The last illness dating from May, 1930, but
the end came peacefully Thursday morning about 10 o'clock at the age of
66 years, 11 months. She had many time expressed herself as being ready
to go and really longed to be with Jesus.
services were held at the United Brethren church Friday afternoon
conducted by Rev. W. J. Byrum, followed with burial in the Ames Chapel
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desire to thank the neighbors and friends for the assistance rendered
during the illness and death of our dear mother, also for the beautiful
floral tributes. The consoling words of their pastor, Rev. W. J. Byrums
and the efficient service of the undertaker, W. V. Ritter & Son
much appreciated. Mrs. Wm. Elledge, Herbert E. Knowles, Beulah Knowles.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Jessie, Springs Valley Herald (July 16, 1931) Obituary
Jesse Greenhoe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Seybold, has been
called to her crowning. She was born at French Lick, Indiana, October
19, 1884 and departed this life July 10, 1931, at the age of 46 years,
10 months and 21 days.
On June 11,
1904, she was united in marriage to Albert Greenhoe. To this union two
children were born, Frank of Chicago and Nellie at home.
with the M. E. Church at Moores Ridge, Ind. and lived faithful to her
vows until the end came.
the husband and two children, she is survived by three sisters and
three brothers: Mrs. Lillian Lerch, Miss Esther Seybold, and Lee
Seybold of Lafayette; Thomas Seybold of West Baden, Arnold Seybold and
Mrs. Sadie Waynick of French Lick; one grandchild, other relatives and
a host of friends.
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take this means of thanking our friends and neighbors for their
sympathy and assistance during our hour of sorrow. Especially do we
wish to thank Rev. Hancock for his consoling words, W. V. Ritter
Son for their efficient services, the many who gave the beautiful
floral tributes and those who assisted in any way. Albert Greenhoe,
Frank Greenhoe, Nellie Greenhoe. Submitted byTom Agan.
Wesley, Springs Valley Herald (August 6, 1931) Obituary
Mayo, son of Badey and Caroline Mayo, was born in Orange County,
Indiana in the year 1868.
the age of 24 he was united in marriage to Louisa Gilley and to this
union was born nine children. He was a member of the United Brethren
Church in Christ, and a very kind and loving father, husband, neighbor
On August 6,
angel of death came almost suddenly at the age of 63 and carried him
away which was not only a very deep shock to his relatives, but also to
his many friends.
His wife and
one son, Perry, four brothers and one sister have preceded him to the
leaves to mourn his going home, four sons, William of Louisville, Ky.;
John Wesley of Tulsa, Okla.; Sherman, French Lick; Dean, now in the
Army in China; also four daughters, Mrs. Della Shafford, Jasper, Ind.;
Mrs. Marie Sleet, Glencoe, Ky.; Mrs Bernice Smith, French Lick, Ind.;
and Denore; two sisters, Mrs. Mary O. Connel of Idaho; Kate Mayo of
French Lick, Ind.; and nine grandchildren with a host of relatives and
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wish to take this method of expressing our thanks to our neighbors and
friends for their kindness and sympathy during the brief illness and
death of our dear father, John W. Mayo, and also the Rev. Byrum and Mr.
and Mrs. Ritter for their kindness. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Everett E., Springs Valley Herald (August 6, 1931) Obituary
E. Parsons, son of Thomas and Susan Parsons, was born November 10, 1881
and died August 4, 1931, age 49 years, 8 months and 26 days.
was united in marriage to Della Lytle on July 16, 1907. To this union
were born eight children: Jewell of West Baden, Mrs. Herbert Clements
of Muncie, Ind., Pauline and Louise of Cuzco, and four having died in
infancy and one grandson, Charles Edward Clements, to whom he was most
devoted to. three brothers, Dr. M. M. Parsons of Dubois, Jerome of
Hillham, Charles of Cuzco, one sister, Mrs. Frank Collins of Shoals,
Ind. and Mrs. I. J. McCune, who preceded him in death two years ago. He
also leaves a host of relatives and friends.
has been failing in health for a number of years, but always bore his
sickness with patience. He was always glad to see his many friends who
came to see him and always greeted them with a smile through his
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wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and
assistance toward us in the sickness and death of our dear husband and
father. We appreciate deeply the expressions through the beautiful
floral tributes. Mrs. E. E. Parsons and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Ernestine, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Death Notice
Ernestine Beatty, the year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Beatty,
died Tuesday at the home of her parents here. Funeral services were
held at the West Baden Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, followed by
interment in South Liberty cemetery. The infant is survived by its
parents, one sister and one brother. Submitted byTom Agan.
Mary, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Death Notice
Mary Daugherty, aged 58 years, died at her home near Red Quarry last
Saturday. funeral services were held at Highland Chapel Monday
afternoon with interment in the near by cemetery.
Daugherty is survived by her husband, two sons, Charles of French Lick
and John of Red Quarry, and three daughters, Mrs. Mae Jones, Mrs.
Lillie Jones and Mrs. Zora Lynch.
Springs Valley Herald (September 10, 1931) Obituary
E. Daugherty, daughter of J. J. and Rebecca A. Powell, was born
November 7, 1872, died August 29, 1931. Age 58 years, 9 months and 22
united in marriage to
Belva Daugherty December 31, 1893. To this union was born six children,
Mrs. Mae Jones of Shoals, Mrs. Zora Lynch of West Baden, Charles
Daugherty of French Lick. One daughter, Rebecca E. passed to the Great
Beyond in October 10, 1910. She also leaves to mourn their loss a
husband, an aged mother and one sister, Mrs. Jane Foster of
Indianapolis, two brothers John Powell of Sisseton, S. Dak., Everett
Powell of French Lick. three brothers and one sister have also gone on.
She leaves twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren besides a
host of relatives and friends.
with the United Brethren Church in her young womanhood and continued
faithfully until her death.
was a kind and loving mother, a faithful wife, and a true friend, and
was loved by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her husband
She told her
children a few days before her passing that she was ready to go and
there was nothing in her way. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Oscar, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Death Notice
Pinnick, 60 years old, died at his home in Orleans yesterday afternoon
after a lingering illness. Mr. Pinnick was well know in French Lick and
West Baden and is a brother of R. E. Pinnick of West Baden, county
services will be
held tomorrow afternoon at Orleans. He is survived by two children,
Cecil of Orleans and Estel of Indianapolis, one brother, R. E. Pinnick
of West Baden, four sisters, Mrs. Ida Stone of Rigby, Idaho, Mrs Etta
Pinnick of West Baden, Mrs Tressa McCracken of Monroe, Iowa, and Mrs
Chlois Hubbard of Orleans. Submitted byTom Agan.
Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Obituary
T. Parks, son of Allen and Julia Ann, was born near Newton Stewart,
January 22, 1869 and quietly departed this life August 26, 1931, aged
62 years, 7 months and 4 days.
spent his boyhood days with his parents, brothers and sisters sharing
the joys and sorrows of life as they came to their home. He was one of
a family of eleven children, a sister, Anna, and a brother, Eddie,
having preceded him in death. The remaining brothers and sisters are:
Billy of French Lick, Indiana; Sam of Youngs Creek, Indiana; Wilford of
Mitchell, Indiana; John; Jake of Dayton, Ohio; Betty of Adran, Texas;
Eliza of Adran, Texas; and Eva of Carmen, Oklahoma.
September 10, 1891 he was united in marriage to Anna B. Gass. To this
union was born eight children, all of whom are living except two,
Jessie and Luera, who died in infancy. The others: Emma, Carter,
Lawrence, Hermel, Elmer and Dorothy were all present at the time of his
passing. He also leaves five grandchild, namely, Cecil, Wayne, Verneda,
Leona and Lloyd.
was bereft of his loving and helpful wife. After that time he and two
of the children, Hermel and Dorothy, continued to keep the home
Early in life
he united with the Christian church and remained an active and faithful
member until the time of death.
was a loyal friend and good neighbor. He lived a life of self
sacrifice, thinking first of others, always showing greater
consideration for the happiness and welfare of his family. Kindness,
industrious and gentleness were only a few of his good qualities. He
will be sadly missed by a large number of relatives, acquaintances and
friends. With the departure of this good man the whole community knows
that it has lost a sincere and helpful member.
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take this means of sincerely thanking our neighbors and friends who so
kindly offered their sympathy and assistance during the illness and
death of our dear one. Their kindness will never be forgotten. The
Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Margaret Ann, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Obituary
Ann Nugent, daughter of Edward and Sarah Nugent, was born in the state
of Indiana in the year of 1853. She was united in marriage to Elijah
Wininger Feb 20, 1876.
sister Wininger gave her heart to God and united with the United
Brethren church at Powell Valley. After this she lived a faithful and
devoted christian life, causing those she came in contact with to love
her because of her christian touch.
She was a
loving and kind, a faithful wife, a loving mother, a dear neighbor and
On August 18,
1931 the angel of death came and silently wafted her spirit away to be
with God, at the age of 78 years.
leaves to mourn her loss a kind and loving husband, one daughter, Mrs.
John Ballard, one adopted daughter, Mrs. James Huston, who ministered
to her every need, also a host of other relatives and friends.
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wish to thank our relatives and friends for their kindness and help
during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, Margaret Ann
Wininger. Husband and Daughters. Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth Ann, Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1931) Obituary
Ann Millis, eldest daughter of Enoch and Lydia Faucett Millis, was born
December 22, 1847 in Cumberland County, Illinois. she was married to
James C. McCracken April 1, 1866. To this union was born six children,
Attie Ashley, Ernest McCracken at home, Stella Royer of French Lick.
Three children died in infancy.
was reared in sunday School. One time she committed to memory one
thousand verses of the New Testament for which the superintendent of
the school gave her a bible. she joined the Methodist church at old
Nelson Chapel, her membership moving to Ames Chapel when she was 16
years old. During a revival held by Rev. H. O. Chapman in January,
1864, she was happily converted and lived an honorable, industrious
life and lived as close as possible to the teachings of the Golden Rule.
husband passed away April 21, 1899, leaving the wife and children to
walk down life's way alone. For years Sister McCracken has been a
constant sufferer and often prayed that she might be relieved of her
suffering. At 8 a.m. August 23, 1931, her prayers were answered and she
fell asleep to awake on Resurrection morn. She was aged 83 years, 8
months and 1 day.
She leaves to
mourn her departure, three children, one son-in-law, Charles Royer, and
several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
services were held Tuesday at 2:00 o'clock at Ames Chapel church, in
charge of Rev. A. H. Rumbley and N. F. Denny.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to extend our sincere thanks to all those who in any way assisted
during the illness and death of our mother. We also wish to thank the
ministers, the pall bearers and the undertaker, W. O. Ritter. Mrs.
Attie Ashley, Ernest B. McCracken, Mrs. Stella Royer, Charles Royer.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 10, 1931) Death Notice
Fisher, 83 years of age, died at the home of his son, Homer, at
Mitchell, Ind. Tuesday morning from a complication of diseases. Mr.
fisher has been confined to his bed for the past fifteen months and
blind for the past four years. His condition became serious last
Saturday and continued until death came. The body was brought to the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Flick of this city Tuesday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Wednesday with interment following in the
Mr. fisher is
survived by three sons, George of French Lick, Homer of Mitchell and
Theo of Dalton City, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Marshall and Mrs.
Walter Flick of this city and Mrs. Mattie Morrison of West Baden, Ind.
His wife and five children preceded him several years ago. Submitted by
Springs Valley Herald (September 17, 1931) Obituary
Andrews, 29 years of age, was fatally injured Tuesday night about 10:30
when he fell into a truck being driven toward West Baden on highway
150. The truck, which was owned by Hueber & Hueber of
knocked Andrews to the concrete, injuring him about the head. He was
taken to West Baden for medical aid by the truck driver and two
companions, Guy (Gizzy) Lomax and Ray Harmon, where first aid was
given, but a cerebral hemorrhage proved fatal about an hour after the
Harmon had just
taken Andrews home, according to authorities, but he changed his mind
when he arrived there. In company with his two companions, he set out
walking towards West Baden, and had gotten but a short distance from
his home when the accident occurred.
say the truck swerved to miss the walkers, who were traveling on the
right hand side of the road. The front end of the truck missed them,
but Andrews staggered into the center of the vehicle. All three men had
been drinking, officials said.
driver, who was absolved from any blame by officials, was released
after the accident.
and Harmon were arrested following the accident on the charge of being
intoxicated. Harmon was fined $39.50 when he pleaded guilty to the
charge, while Lomax is still in jail. This makes the third time Lomax
has been arrested on an intoxication charge.
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Andrews, who live on the Ballard farm
west of West Baden, He is survived by his parents, two brothers,
William and Jack, and three sisters. Funeral services, in charge of W.
V. Ritter & Son, were held this afternoon at Emmons Ridge, with
interment in the adjoining cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Timothy F., Springs Valley Herald (September 10, 1931) Death Notice
health and despondency over the death of his wife four years ago is
believed to have been the reason for the suicide last Monday morning of
Timothy F. Cavanaugh, 52 years old, well know in this community, where
he lived for several years.
Cavanaugh ended his life at Shoals early Monday morning in the home
where he had roomed since starting to work on the state road now being
built into the Martin County seat. According to his fellow workmen, no
intimation was given by him that he contemplated taking his own life.
Cavanaugh was brought to the funeral home of Schmutzler Undertaking
company at French Lick Monday afternoon, where the body laid in state
until funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the
French Lick Catholic Church, the Rev. Honningford, pastor of the
church, officiating. Interment was made in Ames Chapel cemetery.
Cavanaugh is survived by four children, Jessie Lee of French Lick,
Francis of California and two small sons who are attending school at
Springs Valley Herald (September 24, 1931) Obituary
Francis Cavanaugh was born in Huntly, Ontario, Canada, February 15,
1877. When he was ten years old his parents moved to the United States,
locating in Sauk Center, Minnesota, where he grew to young manhood and
married Frances Lane. They had one daughter, Evelyn. His wife died June
He came to
Indiana in 1905 in connection with the construction of the Southern
Railway. While here, he met Myrtle Ethel Lightner to whom he was
married January 6, 1908. To this union four children were born.
French Lick he went into British Columbia, where for a time, he was in
charge of Railroad Construction. After the death of his daughter Evelyn
in 1914 he moved with his family to Sarles, North Dakota, where he was
engaged in farming until the fall of 1925, when his wife was stricken
with infantile paralysis. After this misfortune he returned to French
Lick with his family and bought a farm near his father-in-law, M. W.
Lightner, His wife never regained her health and died January 9, 1928.
was a generous and indulgent father by nature, and a ready stand-by to
rebuff problems confronting his children. He made a determined effort
to maintain a home after the family circle was broken, but finally, as
he and his eldest son were employed away from French Lick, placed his
younger sons in the St Vincent school in Vincennes, Indiana and his
daughter in the Ferdinand Academy.
14th, 1931 he passed away and was interred in the Ames cemetery, Father
leaves four children, Edward M. Francis, Jessie Leah, Clyde Richard and
Timothy Calvin; two sisters, Mrs. A. J. O'Conner of Minneapolis, Minn.,
Mrs. Dave Blehm of Revenue, Saskatchewan, Canada; six brothers, John A.
and Dan of McGregor, North Dakota, William of Thompson, North Dakota,
Louis B. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Edward Jr. of Burstall,
Saskatchewan, Canada, and Thomas of Los Angeles, California, his father
Edward Sr. now in McGregor, North Dakota, other relatives and a large
circle of friends in the United States and Canada. Submitted byTom
Ottis, Springs Valley Herald (September 24, 1931) Obituary
Ottis Bartl, 43 years of age, died Tuesday morning at his home
southwest of French Lick after an illness of several months. Death was
caused by continued hemorrhages, which have been recurrent for several
months. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital several weeks ago,
where he was treated for his condition. Nine recent blood transfusions
failed to alter his condition, and he was brought to his home here when
it was apparent that he could not live long.
Mr. Bartl was
a well known resident of French Lick township, having lived here for
many years. He was a carpenter by trade.
is survived by his wife, three children, Frances, Mary Helen and
Charles,; two sisters, Miss Clair Bartl and Mrs. John C. Harrison of
French Lick, and two brothers Ezra and Harold, also of French Lick.
services were held this afternoon at the home near French Lick, with
interment in the cemetery at Ames Chapel.
Springs Valley Herald (September 24, 1931) Obituary
Ottis, son of S. J. and Emma Bartl, was born at Petersburg, Indiana,
October 16, 1887. When he was sixteen years old his family moved to
French Lick, Indiana.
the footsteps of his father he became a carpenter and was an active and
respected member of the local Carpenters' Union.
October 5, 1917 he married Minnie Vories. this union was blest with
four children, one of whom, James Ottis died may 16, 1922. Those who
knew him can truly day that he was happiest when surrounded by his
children and loved ones.
converted while attending services conducted by the late Reverend Jake
Walls at the French Lick United Brethren Church, and became a member of
the French Lick Methodist Church during the pastorate of Reverend C. D.
Wilson, later transferring his membership to the Mt. Lebanon church.
from a malady which dated from early childhood his condition became
critical last spring and at the advice of Dr. Dillinger he was rushed
to the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. Under the direction of
Doctors Kirby and King heroic efforts were made in his behalf. Nine
blood transfusions were given. Of the many relatives and friends who
offered only seven had the particular type of blood which would fuse.
Those who passed the test and gave transfusions were: Harold Bartl and
Leon Harrison, each giving two; Russell and Claire Louise Harrison,
Lloyd Flick, Martin Burt and the Reverend Propheter, each giving one.
Although theirs did not type for transfusion Ezra and Minnie Bartl were
able to give their blood for intraveneous injections to relieve in his
of loved ones and friends and his own optimism about six-thirty a.m.
September 22, 1931, at the age of forty three years, eleven months and
six days he passed to his reward joining his father, mother, two
brothers, two sisters and little son who had preceded him.
his departure are his wife, Minnie, three children, Emma Frances, Mary
Helen and Charles William, two sisters, Mrs. John Harrison and Claire
Bartl, two brothers, Ezra and Harold Bartl, a number of other relatives
and a host of friends.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank our neighbors and friends, Rev. Propheter, Rev. Meredith,
the choir, and undertaker, Mr. Ritter, also those who furnished cars
for their kind and capable ministrations during the illness and death
of our husband and brother. Mrs. Minnie Bartl and Family, Brothers and
Sisters. Submitted byTom Agan.