LASWELL, Dora B., Springs Valley Herald (September 15, 1927) Death Notice
John Laswell, who died at her home in Indianapolis with cancer, was
brought to the home of her mother, Mrs. Martha Gilliatt of this place
She leaves to mourn their
loss a husband, one son and two grandchildren of Indianapolis, a
mother, three sisters, Mrs. Flora Nolan of Orleans, Indiana, Mrs. James
Allen of Newton Stewart, Indiana, Miss Minnie Kellams, who is with her
mother; two brothers, Orville of Medlin, Indiana and Edward of Newton
Rev. Ed Apple
conducted the funeral services at Moores Ridge Tuesday morning.
Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.
GRAVES, Isaac Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (September 15, 1927) Death Notice
T. S. Graves, who has been afflicted for years with a cancer on the
face died at his home in Campbellsbury, addition to French Lick, last
Sunday at the age of 61 years, 4 months and 12 days.
Mr. Graves was a son of John Graves and was born in Crawford County, Indiana April 20, 1866.
The body was taken to his old home at Eckerty, Indiana, Monday for burial. Submitted by Tom Agan.
SUTTON, Jesse L., Springs Valley Herald (October 13, 1927) Death Notice
L. Sutton, 70 years old, retired farmer and a member of the town board,
died at 6:00 o'clock Monday morning at his home on Maple Street, after
an illness of more than a year. Diabetes and gangrene of the foot were
the causes of his death.
was born in Kentucky, November 14, 1856. He came to French Lick more
that forty years ago and has lived in this community ever since.
Sutton was a genial, happy natured man whose friends were numbered by
all who knew him. He always had a pleasant smile and a warm handclasp
for his fellow man. To know him was to be his friend.
was a charter member of Pluto Lodge 509 Knights of Pythias, but dropped
out of the order a few years ago. He was also a member of the I. O. O.
F. who had charge of the services at the grave.
served a term as county assessor of Orange County a few years ago and
at the time of his death was serving his second term as a member of the
Board of Trustees of the town of French Lick.
services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2:00 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Rev. C. O. Morin conducted the services. Interment
was made in the Rest Haven cemetery at Ames Chapel.
Sutton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Attia Baggerly Sutton and three
children by a former marriage, Mrs. Frank Browning of Louisville,
Kentucky, Miss Olive and Ben Sutton of French Lick.
Springs Valley Herald (October 20, 1927) Obituary
Louis Sutton, son of William and Mahala Nowry Sutton, was born in Henry
County, Kentucky, November 14th, 1856 and died at his hone in French
Lick, Indiana, October 10th, 1927, aged 70 years, 10 months and 26
days. His parents were pioneers in his native state and he was reared
in the school of necessity amid circumstances that would now be called
hardships. He was married to Honora Robbins October 20th, 1881. four
children were born to this union, one of which died in infancy. The
three surviving are Ben and Olive of French Lick and Mrs. Beulah
Browning of Louisville, Kentucky.
December 1884 he moved with his family to Indiana, and located near
French Lick and began farming and stock raising which occupation he
continued during the remainder of his life. Some years ago he moved to
French Lick and has since resided there.
was a man of frugal habits and naturally industrious. For many years
after moving to this state he became acquainted with hardships of rural
life which characterized this community, forty years and more ago. When
a young man he united with the Methodist Church and later transferred
his membership to the Christian Church near his own home. He was always
interested in civic affairs and served one term as assessor of Orange
County and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of
Trustees of French Lick.
7th, 1923 he was again married to Miss Attia Baggerly of Paoli,
Indiana, who survives him, and who ministered to him with all possible
tenderness during his long illness.
some years his health had been failing, but was quite active until
October 28th, 1926 when he was seized with a serious illness which kept
him confined to his bed for many months and to his home for almost a
year. In recent months he seemed to be regaining his strength, at least
partially, and had been able to assume his official duties again and
make occasional trips to the farm.
two weeks ago when it seemed that he might soon be able to walk again
without the aid of crutches he was attacked with what proved to be a
fatal illness. During these last days he suffered intensely and
realized that he would not get well and said of times to his wife and
children that he was willing and ready to go.
his body was racked with pain he frequently sang the songs that were
dear to his father and mother and which today are being sung at his
funeral according to his request.
the passing of this life from earth, a familiar figure will be missed
from our ranks. Naturally of a social and cheerful disposition, he was
friendly to all he met and his going will leave a vacant place that
will be felt by many.
wife and children, he leaves to mourn his loss five grandchildren, one
great grandchild, one brother, Robert Sutton of Howard, Kansas and one
sister, Mrs. Addie Gromer of French LIck, with many other relatives and
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desire to express our sincere thanks to the friends, neighbors and
relatives who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our
father, Jesse L. Sutton. Also Dr. Sloan for his untiring service, Rev.
Morin for his consoling words, the undertaker, W. V. Ritter & Son
for his services, those who sent the beautiful floral offerings and
those who offered cars for our service. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Browning and
Children, Miss Olive Sutton, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sutton and Son. Submitted
BROWN, Rosey, Springs Valley Herald (October 13, 1927) Death Notice
Rosey Brown, 84 years old, wife of James W. Brown, died at the St.
Edwards Hospital in New Albany last Wednesday. She had been in failing
health for some time.
services were held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the Sulphur Creek
church. Rev. Nash Eskridge had charge of the services.
Interment was made in the Sulphur Creek cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (October 13, 1927) Obituary
Rosey Walls Brown was born in Louisville, Kentucky, September 26, 1893 and died October 5, 1927. Aged 34 years and 9 days.
the age of 15 she was converted and united with the M. E. Church at
Birdseye, Indiana and remained a member there until she was called to
her heavenly home.
In June 1910 she
was united in marriage to James W. Brown. To this union five children
were born, Paul, Olive, Keith, Kenneth and Jewell, all of which are
She leaves to mourn her
departure her husband, five children, father and mother, one sister,
Mrs. Josephine Cole, one half sister, Mrs. Grace Brown, two half
brothers, Hugh Walls and Charles Walls.
Brown was a devoted christian woman and was always ready and anxious to
help others and do the things she thought was right and her last
testimony was that she could say with one of old.
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no
evil for thou art with me; thy rod and staff they comfort me."
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wish to thank all our neighbors and friends who so kindly helped us in
the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, and also for the
beautiful flowers. We wish also to thank Mr. Schmutzler for his
kindness and help, and the Rev. Mr. Eskridge, our minister, for his
consoling words. James W. Brown and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
FREE, Joseph, Springs Valley Herald (October 13, 1927) Death Notice
tragedy occurred near Valeene last Wednesday night, when Joseph Free,
aged about forty-six, met death by self inflicted shot from a gun. He
was a victim of ill health and it is believed that his mind became
unbalanced as a result. Funeral services were held Saturday at Valeene.
He is survived by his wife and three sons. He was a son of the late
Leander Free, former County Commissioner. Mrs. Walter Harrison of this
city is one of the surviving sisters. Submitted byTom Agan.
JACKMAN, Noah, Springs Valley Herald (October 27, 1927) Death Notice
Jackman, 37 years old, veteran of the World War, died last week at
Denver, Colorado. The remains were brought to his home near French LIck
Funeral services were held
at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the West Baden M. E. Church, Rev.
George Atkins and Rev. Eugene Montgomery officiating. Interment was
made in the Jackman family cemetery.
Jackman was severely gassed and wounded in France during the World War.
The gas affected his lungs from which he never recovered.
is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Jackman, two sisters,
Miss Margaret Jackman of French Lick and Mrs. Sarah Hyatt of
Minneapolis, Minn., and three brothers, Frank, Everett and George, all
of French Lick.
Springs Valley Herald (November 3, 1927) Obituary
Jackman, son of William and Anna Bell Jackman, was born in Orange
County, Indiana, near French Lick Springs, December 9, 1889 and
departed this life October 21, 1927 at Denver, Colorado. Age 37 years,
10 months and 12 days. Noah had lived the greater part of his life with
his parents on their farm near French Lick where he was born.
September 22nd, 1917 he enlisted in the service, for his country, at
Paoli, Indiana, and was sent to Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. After a short
time at this place he was transferred to Camp Sevier, South Carolina.
At this place he was attached to Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th
Division. After spending a short time at Camp Sevier his division was
sent over seas and after a month's intensive training was sent into the
front lines in Belgium near Ypres. After numerous engagements in
Belgium his division was sent to the Somme Front in France. It was here
that Noah participated in that great drive that completely routed the
enemy from their front trenches.
following is a list of important engagements that Noah took part in:
Hendenburg Line, Bellicourt and Nauray, September 29, 1918 to October
1, 1918; Busigny October 9, 1918, Beuquignox, Bobain, Neuese October
10th and 11th, 1918; St. Martin Riveue Mazinhiem Heights of Catulor,
October 12th to October 19th, 1918. It was at this place that Noah was
wounded in battle. He was sent back to the States on April 4th, 1919.
spending six months at Fitzsimmons Hospital at Denver, Colorado, where
he was discharged from the U. S. Army Hospital, where he was pronounced
incurable from the effects of poison gas received in battle. After
spending a few weeks at home he returned to Colorado to try and regain
his health. After living there eight years he finally answered the
In departing this life
he leaves to mourn his loss, his aged father and mother, two sisters,
Margaret of French LIck and Sarah Hyatt of Minneapolis, Minn., three
brothers, Frank, Everett and George, all of French Lick, besides a host
of relatives and friends.
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take this means of thanking our many friends and neighbors for their
kind expressions of sympathy in the death of our son and brother, Noah
Jackman. We especially thank Rev. Montgomery and Rev. Atkins for their
consoling words, and the American Legion and the boys assisting the
Legion. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
LINDLEY, Hiram B., Springs Valley Herald (November 10, 1927) Death Notice
IND., Nov 5. - Hiram B. Lindley, age seventy-nine, was shot and fatally
wounded at his farm home near Paoli last night in an attempted holdup
and James Hill, of Paoli is held in jail charged with the murder.
Lindley, who is a prominent farmer, died today.
is alleged to have pointed a shotgun and to have ordered Lindley to
throw up his hands and hand over his money. Lindley did not comply
readily and the fun was fired, Lindley's arm was shattered and
amputation was performed in an effort to save his life.
who took Hill in custody soon after the shooting said he was
intoxicated. When sober Hill is said to be harmless. Officers say a
grand jury will be called to act in the case. They predict Hill will be
indicted for first degree murder.
Springs Valley Herald (November 10, 1927) Paoli News
community was shocked last Friday to hear of the tragic accident that
resulted in death. Hiram B. Lindley, a well known farmer east of town
was held up at the point of a shot gun by James Hill, while the latter
was said to be intoxicated. He was ordered to throw his hands up and
give over some money, and not complying readily, due to rheumatic
trouble in one arm, he was shot in the left arm, shattering it so
amputation was necessary. He died the following evening.
services were held Sunday at Lick Creek and were largely attended.
Deceased had always lived in the home place that had been his fathers.
He is survived by two daughters and three sons, Hill is in jail.
Springs Valley Herald (November 10, 1927) Lick Creek News
community was shocked to hear of the tragedy of Hiram Lindley last
Thursday evening. He was shot in his own home, while attending to his
own business. The accused, James Hill, was a friend of Mr. Lindley, but
crazed by liquor, he committed the awful deed in hopes he would get
some money. Hill is in jail waiting trial. Mr. Lindley died Friday. The
funeral was held at Lick Creek Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Nearly five hundred
friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect. Submitted byTom Agan.
KELLAMS, Elmer Carlton, Springs Valley Herald (November 10, 1927) Obituary
Carlton Kellams was born in Orange County, Indiana, on January 26, 1877
and died July 16, 1927 at Braddock, Pa. Age 50 years, 5 months and 20
He was raised on a farm in
Dubois County, Indiana and married at an early age Molly Tussy. To this
union was born four children, Forest, Alphonso, Belva and John. All are
After separating from his
family he lived for a time with his parents in French Lick, Ind. On
account of poor health he went to Braddock, Pa. where he regained good
health and found employment with a Street Car Company, where he worked
up to his death, a period of twenty-one years.
being in Braddock three years he married Alice Myers. To this union was
born two children, Ethel age 8, and Frederick age 5. These children,
with their mother, are living in Braddock, Pa. He leaves to mourn with
them an aged and crippled mother in French Lick, four brothers, Martin
L., R-2 Dubois, Indiana; Alver W., Edingburg, Indiana; John G., West
Baden, Indiana; Dr. Ebbet I., Los Angeles, California and one sister,
Mrs. Pearl Baxter of Mitchell, Indiana.
He had many friends in Philadelphia as well as here in Indiana, who join his relatives in their great bereavement.
He was laid away in the beautiful Monongahela Cemetery among the hills near the Monongahela River in Philadelphia. Submitted by Tom Agan.
PARSONS, Susana, Springs Valley Herald (November 24, 1927) Death Notice
Susana Parsons died Saturday, November 19th, at the home of her son,
Everett Parsons and was buried in at the Cuzco cemetery Sunday. Funeral
services were conducted by Rev. Morin of French Lick.
Springs Valley Herald (November 24, 1927) Obituary
Susana Parsons was born December 23rd, 1849. Died November 19th, 1927. Aged 77 years, 10 months and 26 days.
She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Parsons, April 8, 1968.
To this union was born seven children, four boys and three girls. All survive her except one who died in infancy.
children are Dr. M. M. Parsons of Dubois, Indiana, Jerome, Charles and
Everett E. of Cuzco, Mrs. Mary Collins of Shoals, Indiana and Mrs. Ida
McCune of Cuzco, Indiana.
She was united with the Methodist Church in girlhood and has been a Christian throughout her life.
She has thirty-one grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all living.
J. Parsons died September 3, 1886. After his death she kept her home
and raised her family till all were married and then she made her home
with her youngest son, Everett E. Parsons.
her life she was a good worker, both on the farm and in the church and
is highly praised by those who knew her life as a good mother, good
neighbor and christian.
May we all make her life an example, is our desire. Submitted by Tom Agan.
GRIGSBY, Thomas Jefferson, Springs Valley Herald (December 1, 1927) Death Notice
Thomas Grigsby, 89 years old, died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his son, Frank, near West Baden.
Grigsby is well known in the Valley. For many year he and his brother,
Peter Grigsby, were engaged in the milling business in West Baden.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) at Ames Chapel.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Obituary
Jefferson, son of William and Anna Grigsby, was born in Stampers Creek
Township on January 29, 1839 and entered Death's Sanctuary on November
30, 1927 at the ripe age of 88 years, 10 months and 1 day.
was reared to manhood among typical pioneer conditions and in the
atmosphere of a happy home. He was the youngest of a family of eleven
children and is the last of this circle to answer the call of the
On August 20, 1861, he was
united in marriage to Nancy Ellen Marshall. To this union was born
seven children, Henry F., James L., Mrs. Susan Pinnick, and Oscar,
Andrew, Lewis and Mrs. Ellen Johnson, who have preceded him to the
Great Beyond. With these three children, seventeen grandchildren and
two great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends are left to
mourn their loss.
The father and
mother of this family shared the joys and cares of life together for a
period of 63 years until the death of Mother Grigsby on March 25, 1925.
Tom, as he was known by his friends and associates, possessed a
personality that was dependable and pleasing. His view of life were
sympathetic and he never grew too aged to live and appreciate the joys
of youth. He was staunch in his belief of the Jacksonian democrat.
He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church and had lived within its fold for about thirty years.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness during
the illness and death of Thomas Jefferson Grigsby. The Family.
Submitted byTom Agan.
WOLFINGTON, Nora, Springs Valley Herald (December 8, 1927) Death Notice
Nora Wolfington, wife of Elwood Wolfington, died about 11:00 o'clock
Saturday night at the home of her son, Fred Wolfington, in
Indianapolis. The body was brought to the home of her brother, Ezra
She is survived
by her husband, W. E. Wolfington, a daughter, Lena, and a son, Fred,
both of Indianapolis, two brothers, Ezra Lashbrook of French Lick and
Ed Lashbrook of Olney, Illinois and one sister, Mrs. Cora Clements of
Funeral services were held at the Moores Ridge church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Volney Trimble.
Springs Valley Herald (December 15, 1927) Obituary
Nora Wolfington was born August 31, 1881, and departed this life
December 3, 1927 at the home of her son, Fred, at Indianapolis.
Nora was the daughter of William R. and Orlena Lashbrook, both deceased.
October 29, 1901 she was united in marriage to Elwood Wolfington and to
this union three children were born, Fred Wolfington of Indianapolis,
Elva, who preceded her in death six years ago and Lena, also of
Nora united with the
M. E. Church at Moores Ridge about seventeen years ago and always
enjoyed attending church and Sunday School when her health permitted.
was a loving wife and devoted mother, who showed great affection for
her children. Her health had been so poorly for years, and we fell
today that her prayers are answered for thru these many years of
terrible suffering which she bore with great patience, she often prayed
for God to hasten the hour, when her suffering would be no more, and
she could be laid by the side of her dear son, Elva, who met with a
tragic and untimely death and for whom she had grieved continually.
is survived by her husband and two children, a daughter-in-law and a
little grandson, two brothers, Ed Lashbrook of Olney, Ill. and Ezra
Lashbrook of this community, one sister, Mrs. Cora Clements, living at
Cuzco, Ind., one other brother, Add Lashbrook, preceded her in death
fifteen months ago.
Her friends were numbered by her acquaintances, for to know her was to love her.
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desire to express our sincere thanks to our friends and relatives who
were so kind to us in our recent bereavement. We also thank the
undertaker for his services and the donors of the floral offerings. W.
E. Wolfington and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
TEAFORD, Rupert, Springs Valley Herald (December 8, 1927) Death Notice
Teaford died at his home on College Avenue (Paoli) last Thursday
morning, following an illness lasting over a period of seven years.
During that time he at times recuperated sufficiently to look after
business matters, and was engaged in the insurance business.
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. S. F. Teaford, he is survived by his wife,
who he married about two years ago; by one sister, Mrs. Eunice Munsey,
of Madison, and one half-brother, Francis Teaford, and by his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Volney Stone, of Marengo.
Funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Reverends Copeland and Bassett.
Teachers attended in a body, Mrs. Teaford being a member of the faculty. Submitted by Tom Agan.
WELLS, Lollie, Springs Valley Herald (December 8, 1927) Death Notice
William L. Wells, a former resident of Paoli, died at her home in
Indianapolis Monday, and the body was brought here for burial Tuesday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the home of W. S. Tyndall,
brother-in-law of the deceased.
Wells was formerly Lollie Hobson. After her marriage to William L.
Wells a few years ago they resided on a farm near French Lick. When her
husband passed away after a few years, she lived in Paoli a short time,
and later moved to Indianapolis where her death occurred.
Wells is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. S. Tyndall, of this city
(Paoli), and Mrs. Ed Lashbrooks of Indianapolis, and also by one
brother, Ed Hobson, of Indianapolis. She was a daughter of the late
Jerry Hobson. Submitted byTom Agan.
HARMON, Sarah Ann, Springs Valley Herald (December 15, 1927) Death Notice
Sarah Ann Harmon, aged 87 years, 11 months and 13 days, widow of George
Harmon, died at 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home in Hillham.
Funeral services are to be held in Hillham at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon and interment will take place at Cane Creek.
Claude Harmon, who formerly lived here, is a grandson of the deceased. Submitted by Tom Agan.
MOODY, Walter G., Springs Valley Herald (December 22, 1927) Death Notice
Walter G. Moody, a member of the firm of the Paoli Motor Sales, died Monday morning at the Bedford hospital.
Moody has been ill in Paoli for about two weeks, but his illness did
not become critical until a few days ago. He was taken to the Bedford
hospital Sunday and relatives were notified of his condition. He died
Monday morning. He was 40 years old and is survived by his father whose
home is at Indianapolis. The funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon at Orleans, the family formerly having lived near that city.
Submitted byTom Agan.
LEONARD, Calvin Kinder, Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) Death Notice
Kinder Leonard, who has been in failing health for several months, died
on Wednesday of last week at the home of his son, Amon Leonard on
Funeral services were held at the Moores Ridge church on Friday afternoon.
Mr. Leonard was eighty one years old.
Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) Obituary
C. K. Leonard was born June 10, 1847 in Orange County, Indiana and departed this life December 28, 1927.
December 3, 1865, he was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Allen, who
preceded him in death in the great beyond sixteen years ago, and
settled near Helix where he spent most of his life. Seven children were
born to this union, one girl and six boys. Three boys survive, Jasper
and Amon of French Lick and Simp of Kilgore, Idaho.
Leonard united with the Baptist Church twelve years ago, and remained a
faithful member until his death, attending until his health failed him
about two years ago.
He realized the
end was near and was ready to go. He wanted to see his loved ones that
had gone on before and said that he wanted the rest to meet him in
heaven, and then departed this life shouting the praises of his Savior,
leaving behind him 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and a
host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
CARD OF THANKS
take this means of thanking each and every one who helped through the
sickness and death of our dear father and grandfather, C. K. Leonard.
We especially thank all those for the beautiful flowers, Mrs. Charles
Gilliatt, Rev. Morin, Rev. Apple, the undertaker, Mr. Ritter, all those
who donated their cars and also Mrs. Stanford Jackson and her mother,
Mrs. Dale. The Children and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
HOLADAY, Susan E., Springs Valley Herald (Janauary 5, 1928) Death Notice
E. Turner Holaday, daughter of James and Matilda Turner, was born April
10, 1843 in Crawford County, Indiana where she grew up to womanhood.
She departed this life December 27, 1927 at the age of 84 years, 8
months and 17 days.
On September 22,
1859 she was united in marriage to William Holaday of Orange County,
Indiana, where they made their home until the departure of both out of
this world, he having died October 5, 1916. All their married life was
spent in and near Valeene, Indiana, where they made many friends, all
of whom will miss her.
To this union
three sons and one daughter were born as follows: Dr. Benjamin M., who
died February 9, 1902 at Livonia, Indiana; Mrs. Malissa Jane Tarr, of
Southeast Township, with whom she lived at the time of her death; James
W. of Mitchell, and Dr. Robert L. of Paoli, Indiana.
It can be truly said that this mother dearly loved her children and lived for them. They were ever upon her mind.
united with the Christian church at the early age of 18, but after
coming to Orange County, after her marriage, she joined the Primitive
Baptist Church about 36 years ago. She lived a true and consistent
christian life and was very much devoted to the church.
She enjoyed talking of her Heavenly home and her Savior and said she was ready and willing to go.
was no terror to her as she felt that the joy over there was great and
Heaven was a beautiful place. Her hope was bright and her faith was
strong that when the end came her soul would take its flight to that
celestial City of God.
She leaves to
mourn their loss besides her three children, one brother, Jesse Turner
of Marengo, Indiana, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and
help during the sickness and death of our mother and grandmother, Sarah
E. Holaday. The Children and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
CAVANAUGH, Myrtle Ethel, Springs Valley Herald (Janaury 12, 1928) Death Notice
Myrtle Cavanaugh, 38 years old, wife of T. F. Cavanaugh, died at 10:00
o'clock Monday morning, at her home five miles south of this city.
Cavanaugh has been an invalid for the past three years, as she was a
victim of infantile paralysis more than three years. However, her death
came as a shock to the community as it was thought that her condition
was steadily improving.
Cavanaugh is survived by her husband, T. F. Cavanaugh; four children,
Francis, Clyde, Calvin and Jessie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Lightner; two brothers, Jesse K. and Craig Lightner, and one sister,
Mrs. Will McKeighn of Lawrenceville, Illinois.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 1:30 and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Morin.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Obituary
Ethel, daughter of M. W. and Katherine Lightner, was born November 4,
1889 in Jackson Township, Orange County, Indiana; within hailing
distance of the place from which she departed this life January 9,
1928. She was the third child in a family of six children, two of whom
have already gone to their reward, Guy Oliver, January 31, 1905, and
Olive Leah Cox, January 17, 1926. In 1905, under the guidance of
Brother John M. Walker, she gave her heart to Jesus and became of a
member of this church.
On January 6,
1908, at the age of 18 she was married to Timothy Frances Cavanaugh.
This union was blest with four children, Francis, 18, Jesse Leah, 16,
Richard, 10, and Timothy Calvin, 7, all living and mourning their
irretrievable loss. Almost all of her married life she spent away from
Myrtle never enjoyed
real good health; two years ago last October while living near Sarles,
N. D. she was stricken with Infantile Paralysis, from which she never
recovered, remaining helpless until death released her. Although racked
by pain and knowing her condition was hopeless she always greeted her
friends with a merry "Hello" and a loving smile. To know Myrtle was to
love her; her friends were numbered by her acquaintances. The picture
of the last two years shows her in her affliction surrounded by loved
ones, friends of her childhood, and friends made since her home coming;
nothing that these loved ones and friends could do was left undone.
knows how faithfully and lovingly her children have cared for her while
the heart broken husband and father was compelled to be absent, almost
continually in another state, they realized mother's condition, despite
her cheerful assurances, even little 10 year old Clyde would run home
from school at recess to see if mother did not need something. Indeed
this was a home of love. Living close neighbors are her sister Olive's
two little boys; she tried so hard to be a mother to them, that next to
their own Angel mother they must have held Aunt Myrtle.
a life has been so beautifully inscribed in the hearts of its friends,
an attempt to describe it, such as this, is but an empty shell.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the host of friends who so willingly gave their service
in the long illness and death of Myrtle E. Cavanaugh. Also for the
beautiful floral offerings. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
MORGAN, Emma, Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Death Notice
Emma Morgan, after an illness covering a period of several months, died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. S. McIntosh last Wednesday morning.
She was born at Elizabethtown, but made her home in Paoli for a number
of years. Besides Mrs. McIntosh she is survived by three other sister
and six brothers. Brief funeral services were held at Elizabethtown by
Rev. George Dalhymple, pastor. Submitted byTom Agan.
HILL, Asenath, Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Death Notice
Miss Asenath Hill, formerly a resident of Paoli, died at her home in Bloomington last Thursday.
moved from here to Bloomington about twenty years ago. She was a
daughter of Nathan Hill, and was born on their farm west of this city
near the New Berry Church. After the death of her parents she came to
Paoli to live. She was a member of the Friends Church, having a
birthright in that church, and attended faithfully.
services were held at Bloomington Saturday morning and interment was
made there. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Bruner, of
Bloomington. One sister is deceased and three brothers preceded her in
death, namely: Samuel Hill and William Hill, this place and Frank Hill,
of Kansas. Submitted byTom Agan.
PHILLIPS, George E., Springs Valley Herald (February 2, 1928) Paoli News Section
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Livonia for George E. Phillips, brother of Mrs. Will Kibler of Paoli.
Phillips passed away Monday morning, following an illness due to
paralysis. He suffered a first stroke a few weeks ago and had had two
other attacks since that time. He has been a semi-invalid for about
three years. He was 66 years of age, and was born at Livonia, where he
spent most of his life. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.
Submitted byTom Agan.
HOOTEN, Lula, Springs Valley Herald (February 2, 1928) Paoli News Section
Lula Hooten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hooten, formerly residents
of Paoli died at her home in Bloomington Monday. She had been ill of
tuberculosis for several months, but until recently her condition was
apparently much improved and it was thought that she would recover.
body was brought to Paoli Tuesday afternoon where funeral services were
held at the M. E. Church, conducted by the pastor. The deceased was a
member of this church. Submitted byTom Agan.
WILSON, Wilbert, Springs Valley Herald (February 2, 1928) Paoli News Section
Wilson died very suddenly here Monday night, presumably from heart
trouble. He was on his way to church services at the M. E. Church when
he was taken suddenly and seriously ill and fell to the ground in a
helpless condition near the I. O. O. F. cemetery, where he lay in the
cold for some time before anyone passed and discovered him. He was
rushed home and medical aid immediately summoned, but he only survived
a few minutes.
He was near sixty
years of age and has a twin brother, Albert Wilson, who resided near
him. He leaves a widow and some grown children.
He is a son of the late Nubia Wilson and moved to Paoli from the Ames Chapel neighborhood several years ago.
He was a very industrious man and was held in the highest esteem by all those who knew him.
At this time we have not heard of the funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
PATTON, John R., Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1928) Death Notice
John R. Patton, one of our highly esteemed citizens, died at his home on North Gospel Street early Sunday morning, aged 86.
Mr. Patton has been seriously ill for about a month and the death was not unexpected.
was born near Livonia, but spent most of his life in Paoli. He was
married to Miss Hannah Frazier with whom he lived for more that sixty
years, her death occurring soon after the celebration of their sixtieth
wedding anniversary. Mr. Patton was a member of the Presbyterian Church
and officially connected with that church for a number of years. He was
a good man and an ideal citizen. He is survived by two sons, Herbert,
of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and John of Seattle, Washington, and by two
daughters, Mrs. Frank Braxton and Mrs. Sula Dillion of this city.
services were held Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian Church,
conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Copeland of the Friends Church.
Mr. Patton was a close Bible student and had read the Bible through every year for the last nineteen years. Submitted by Tom Agan.
GEHM, Anna Margaret, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1928) Death Notice
Margaret Gehm, 61 years old, died at her home near Mt. Lebanon, at 9:30
Tuesday night of pleurisy, with which she had been suffering for
several months. She was the widow of Jacob Gehm, who died several years
Mrs. Gehm was born October 27,
1966 in Dubois County. She has lived near this city for several years.
She has been ill since the latter part of November.
Gehm is survived by four children, Walter and Simon of French Lick,
Leroy of Louisville and Mrs. Alvina Morgan, also of French Lick.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 o'clock Thursday morning at Mt.
Lebanon. The Rev. Waggoner conducted the services.
Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) Obituary
Margaret Brietwieser, daughter of Peter and Catherine Brietwieser, was
born in Dubois County, October 27, 1866. Departed this life February 7,
1928. Aged 61 years, 3 months and 11 days.
was united in marriage to the late Jacob Gehm, March 19, 1895. To this
union were born four children, Simon, Walter and Mrs. Gilbert Morgan of
French Lick, and Leroy of Louisville, Kentucky. Others of the family
who survive her are one brother, Edward Brietwieser of Jasper, two
sisters, Mrs. Kate Clark and Mrs. Mary Woods Karlen of Louisville,
Kentucky and six grandchildren.
was a woman of fine Christian character and was loved by all who knew
her. During the twenty years she has lived in this community, her life
has been an open book and her home a center of Christian influence,
good cheer and hospitality. It was here that she served with highest
devotion, the church and Sunday School, as teacher and president of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society.
can be truly said of her that no one could leave a higher example of
faithfulness and devotion to their church and neighbors. The work of
the kingdom ever came first in her affections.
her suffering during her last illness was most intense she endured it
with patience and never murmured or complained, but confided in the
Lord whom she loved and served, often asking for his help and support.
Even when the end was near she called her children to her bedside and
breathed a prayer that will be a benediction to them.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to extend our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for
their kindness during the illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Anna
Gehm. We also wish to thank the donors of the floral offerings, the
friends who offered cars for our service and Rev. Curtis Rice and Rev,
and Mrs. Waggoner. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
WALLS, Etta Marie, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) Death Notice
Etta Marie Walls, 20 years old, wife of Charles Walls, died Tuesday
morning of a complication of diseases, with which she had been
suffering for several weeks.
She is survived by her husband and a three year old child.
Funeral services will be held at Mt. Lebanon at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Springs Valley Herald (February 23, 1928) Obituary
Marie Walls was born January 3, 1906, departed this life February 14, 1928, age 21 years, 11 days.
was united in marriage to Charley Walls of French Lick, November 10,
1923, and spent her short happy married life in French Lick. To this
union was born two children, Denvy Glen and Mildred Louise. Denvy
preceded his mother in death.
leaves to mourn her loss a husband and one daughter; father and mother,
Mrs. John Walls of French Lick, Indiana; four sisters, Lora Daulton of
Prospect; Effie Walls of Detroit, Michigan; Alta Walls of Indianapolis;
Gladys Walls of French Lick; and two brothers, Ernest and Walter of
French LIck, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
was a kind and affectionate wife, and a loving daughter, always
remembering and visiting her parents. Mrs. Roscoe Walls, Detroit,
Michigan. Submitted byTom Agan.
SYNDER, Owen, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) Death Notice
Owen Snyder died Tuesday at his home near Orangeville, of pneumonia fever.
is survived by a wife and four children. Funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon at Ames Chapel, conducted by Rev. Eugene
Montgomery, of West Baden.
The West Baden I. O. O. F. lodge, of which Mr. Synder was a member, assisted in the burial rites.
Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) Paoli New Section
Synder, a citizen of Orangeville township, died Thursday morning
following an illness of grip. He was about 51 years of age and is
survived by the widow and several children.
members of the family have been seriously ill and were attended by Dr.
R. L. Holiday. The family has been in destitute circumstances and badly
in need of outside help. Submitted byTom Agan.
KEARBY, Bertha, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) Death Notice
Bertha Kearby, 40 years old, died last week at the home of her sister
in Orleans, Indiana. She had been in failing health for a number of
Mrs. Kearby was a former resident of French Lick and was the widow of Arthur Kearby.
She is survived by three children, Mrs. Merle Moffitt, Ted Kearby and Roy Kearby.
Funeral services were held at Ames Chapel at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.