McDONALD, Abner, Springs Valley Herald (May 4, 1933) Death Notice
McDonald, 50, died Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Tom
Condra of this place. Death was due to a heart attack following an
illness from diabetes of several months.
McDonald was one of the well known and popular business men of French
Lick having for years conducted a restaurant on Wells Avenue.
services were conducted at the M. E. Church here Monday afternoon by
Rev. A. L. Meredith of Salem, former pastor of the local church. Burial
was on the family plot at Moores Ridge cemetery.
is survived by one son, Glenn, his father, Kinsey McDonald, two
sisters, Mrs. George Hunt of Indianapolis and Mrs. Tom Condra of French
Lick, and one brother, Elvis, of Texas. W. V. Ritter & Son had
charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (May 4, 1933) Obituary
McDonald was born February 25, 1883 and departed this life April 28th,
1933 at the age of 50 years, 2 months and 3 days. He was the son of
Kinsey and Ruhama McDonald. He was born in Martin County, Indiana where
he spent his childhood days on a farm, then he moved with his family to
Orange County, Indiana, living on a farm in Northwest Township for
quite a while. When a young man he came to French Lick and began his
business career. He was married to Cora Condra in 1905 to which there
was born two boys, Jack and Glenn McDonald. His wife, Cora, departed
this life September 27, 1913. He took the two small boys to live with
their Aunt Vicie and their uncle Tom Condra, and they made their home
with their Aunt Vicie until January 13, 1931, when God saw fit to take
Jack to his Heavenly Home.
tender age of thirteen years Abner was converted in the Methodist
Church. His greatest desire in life was to make the pathway brighter
for others. He had a kind word and cheerful smile for everyone. A few
weeks ago he renewed his faith and was baptized by Brother Meredith. He
told the family just prior to his passing that he was going Home to be
with his wife and members of his family that had already passed from
He leaves to mourn his
loss a son, Glenn, his aged father, Kinsey McDonald, two sisters, Vicie
Condra, French Lick, Edna Hunt, Indianapolis, and one brother, Elvis of
Houston, Texas, and a host of friends.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to extend our sincere thanks to our relatives, friends and
neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement in
the death of our brother, Abner McDonald. We also thank the undertaker,
Mr. Ritter, pallbearers and those who sent floral offerings, special
thanks to the singers and the Rev. A. L. Meredith. The Family.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
CASE, James, Springs Valley Herald (May 4, 1933) Death Notice
James Case, 56 years old, died Sunday at his home near Hillham.
Funernal services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Goins with interment in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
is survived by his wife, one daughter, two brothers, Harry and Charley,
and one sister, Mrs. John Harmon. He is also survived by one niece,
Mrs. H. E. Toll of Detroit, Michigan and one nephew, Desco Case, of
Schmutzler had charge of the funeral. Submitted by Tom Agan.
LINE, Martha E., Springs Valley Herald (May 4, 1933) Obituary
E. (Milburn) Line was born near Hillham, Indiana, January 18, 1853. She
died April 24, 1933, age 80 years, 3 months and 6 days. She was united
in marriage to John Line, July 26, 1981. To this union was born six
children: J. William, George E., Mary L., Herbert, Walter and Julia.
Her companion and three children, William, George and Julia preceded
her in death.
Early in life she
united with the United Brethren Church and later, with her companion,
joined the Primitive Baptist Church which she attended as long as her
health would permit.
who had been seriously ill for three weeks, talked of death to her
children and grandchildren, and said, "I am ready to go. all is well."
Our loss is Heaven's gain.
were twenty-three grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Besides these there are two brothers, George and William Milburn and
two sisters, Margery Conrad and Jane Cox, and a host of relatives and
friends who mourn her loss.
services were conducted at Moores Ridge, Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev.
Wm. Hancock. Schmutzler had charge of the arrangements.
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the children of Mrs. Line, wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the
many friends for their acts of kindness, to Rev. Hancock for his
consoling words, to the ones who furnished the cars, to Mr. Schmutzler,
to the ones who furnished the music and singing, for the beautiful
flowers, to the ones who prepared the grave and for every token of
love. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
WHITE, David, Springs Valley Herald (May 25, 1933) Death Notice
White, age 37, son of Mrs. Lottie While, who has been afflicted with
tuberculosis of the bone for some time passed away Monday night.
Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Lebanon Tuesday by Rev. Goins.
Interment was made in the nearby cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, three sisters and three brothers. Submitted by Tom Agan.
ALEXANDER, John, Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1933) Death Notice
R. L. Holiday, after an investigation of the death of John Alexander,
65, whose body was recovered from Lick Creek Sunday, returned a verdict
of homicide Monday.
his home in Chambersburg at 4 o'clock last Thursday morning to assist a
farmer west of Paoli to shear sheep. His failure to return home
Thursday night resulted in the search which continued until Sunday
before the body was found. Sheriff Harry Hammond conducted the search
which included the dragging of Lick Creek for miles near to the place
where the missing man's car was found parked in a field close to state
road 56, three miles west of the county seat.
mortem examination disclosed that death was caused by a blow on the
head, and the absence of water from the victims lungs indicated that
death did not occur from drowning. Several theories as to how he came
by his death are held by officials, but no clue as to who dealt the
death blow has been found.
was, until recently, an employee of the state highway department. He is
survived by his wife, a son in Bedford, and a daughter, Mrs. Merle
Newlin of Indianapolis.
Funeral services were held at the Paoli Methodist Church Monday afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
GULLETT, Elizabeth F., Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1933) Death Notice
Elizabeth Gullett, age 82, died at her home in Jackson Township June
14th from aterio sclerosis. funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion
Saturday, June 17th, by Rev. Evans with burial at the Mt. Lebanon
W. V. Ritter & Son had charge of the funeral.
Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1933) Obituary
F. Gullett was born in Crawford County, Indiana August 1st, 1851 and
departed this life June 14th, 1933. Age 81 years, 10 months and 14 days.
was united in marriage to Ezekiel Gullett October 4th, 1883. To this
union was born four children, two of them preceding her to the great
beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and two sons,
John and Elmer Gullett, one step son, Charles Gullett of Logansport,
Ind., one step daughter, Mrs. Mary Steincamp of Los Angeles, Calif.,
and one sister, Susana Shalles of Lincoln, Ill., several grandchildren
and great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
was converted when 19 years of age at Mt. Zion in Crawford County and
united with the M. E. Church and lived a consistent christian until the
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindness and help
in the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Gullett. Especially do we thank Rev. Evans for his consoling words, W.
O. Ritter and wife for their kindness, the pall bearers and those who
gave the beautiful flowers. Ezekiel Gullett and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
STOUT, Margaret, Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1933) Death Notice
Margaret Stout, age 70, died Sunday morning at the home of her niece,
Miss Kate McIntosh on Michigan Street, after suffering three strokes.
services were held at the Methodist Church in Hardinsburg, Ind. Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. H. B. McLemore of the First Christian Church of this
place assisted by the pastor of the Hardinsburg church. Burial was at
the Hardinsburg cemetery.
She is survived by one brother, George McIntosh of Oklahoma. Scott McIntosh of Hardinsburg had charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1933)
who attended the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Stout at Hardinsburg Tuesday
afternoon were: Mr. and Mrs. Gallie Clay and daughter, Nancy Jane, Miss
Kate McIntosh, Mrs. W. H. Beatty, Mrs. Maude Beaty, Mrs. J. J. Robbis
and son, Aldis, Mrs. Otto Emmons, Tom Lane, Mr. and Mrs. Wlater Flick,
Mrs. Harry Porter and daughter, Claribel, Mrs. Zeno Lashbrooks, Mr. and
Mrs. Emmett Bullington, Cliff Bledsoe, Mrs. Isom Beaty and son, Forest,
Miss Effie Southern, Mrs. Maude Seybold, Mrs. Enoch Hobson, Mrs. George
Deremiah and Rev. H. B. McLemore. Submitted byTom Agan.
GREENLAW, Effie, Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1933) Death Notice
Effie Greenlaw, 64, died Thursday night at her home at the Windsor
Hotel of nephritis after an illness of only a few days. The suddenness
of her passing was a surprise and shock to her many friends and
acquaintances who had seen her briskly attending the duties of her
hotel just a few days before.
services were conducted at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon by Dr.
Frank R. Greer. Burial was at Ames Chapel cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Mr. Clyde Prow and one sister, Mrs. Ed Harrell of this place. Schmutzler had charge of the funeral.
Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1933) Obituary
Greenlaw, the daughter of Edmond Harrell and wife was born in Jackson
County, Indiana, August 13, 1868, passed away July 6, 1933 at her home
in the Windsor Hotel at French Lick, at 9 o'clock in the evening, being
64 years, 10 months and 23 days of age.
the age of 17 she was joined in marriage to James C. Prow and to this
union was born three children, namely, Clyde, Maud and Lucy Edna, the
latter two passing on at the age of 12 and 2. preceding her in death.
after years she was married to J. C. Elrod, who died shortly
thereafter, and later was married to Bob Greenlaw of Huntingburg, Ind.,
a fireman on the Southern Railroad. Mr. Greenlaw died 14 years ago, and
since which time Mrs. Greenlaw lived a widow.
in early life she was converted and joined the M. E. Church, in her
home county at that time at Bedford, but later united with the
Methodist Church at French Lick.
30 years ago she came to West Baden, this county, and went into the
hotel business, operated the New Lynn Hotel for some time, then went to
the Cottage Hotel in French Lick, then she ran and operated the Wells
Hotel and from there went to the St. Bernard Hotel, the latter was
destroyed by fire in 1925 and late in that year she purchased the
Windsor Hotel, the place of her death.
and during all of those years she worked and labored herself, always
taking the lead and helping all those about her to do what ever work
was necessary to do; in fact the hardest jobs she took herself and did
her part in the operation of her business from 4 o'clock in the morning
until 9 o'clock at night you could always find Mrs. Greenlaw somewhere
in her place of business busy doing something. The hour was not to late
or too early for her to prepare a meal, take a glass of water, or give
a good word to those about her.
In her presence there was a "Welcome" that opened the door of Gladness to everyone and around her everyone felt welcome.
lived for her son and his family, Clyde Prow and Margie, his wife (as
Mrs. Greenlaw called her) and the five grandchildren, Clyde, age 18,
Margaret, age 17, Robert, age 13, Joe, age 9, and Jack, age 7. Her home
was their home, their needs her needs, and every object in life was to
aid and assist them. as her own, and the highest ambition of Mrs.
Greenlaw was to see those children graduated of the French Lick High
School. This in part she saw; Clyde Prow graduated with the class this
year and Margaret will be in the class of 1934. She did not live long
enough to see her object all accomplished, but she was only happy to
put forth every effort for their success and happiness. The last day
she lived, when death had closed the eyes until she could not see, and
the boys were about her, she said, "Give me your little old sweet
hands, I can tell which it is" and as they each took her by the hand
she recognized the hands of each. that she had from babyhood
administered to their wants.
happy when she was feeding the hungry; no matter whether they had the
money to pay for it or not, they ate at her table if they knocked on
her door and asked for bread. No one was ever turned away those in life
so unfortunate to have no home or place of abode, but on the highways
of our country were nourished and cared for by her, rich or poor, all
were alike to her. It can truthfully be said, that no one in all of
Orange County has given to those in need more than Mrs. Greenlaw, and
as the traveler left her door they were admonished by her to do the
right, live right and in the end, that they would not have to beg for
food, but would sit at the table of Him who reigns above, where plenty
In the passing of Mrs.
Greenlaw, we lose one whom the world will miss charity ruled her life
and the motto, "Give and it shall be given unto you," has built for her
a monument that ages will never destroy.
wanted to live. No matter how poorly she felt, when asked, would always
say, "I feel fine, I'll be all right," but that strong determined will
power kept her on her feet until at last she told the girls about her,
"I an tired, now I just want to rest,"
the evening sun sank to rest on the evening of July 6th, and twilight
shadows were fast playing their part of bringing the shades of night,
her life was fast passing into that Eternal Glory that God has prepared
for the Faithful at heart, her death was sweet, without a struggle,
without a murmur she passed from life to silence and pathetic dust, and
as long as flowers and waterlillies look up to the sun to be kissed
just that long will live the memory of Mrs. Greenlaw and her kindly
deeds to others.
She leaves to mourn
her death a son and his family, a brother and a sister and some more
distant relatives. As a mother she was faithful to the end. As a friend
she was always your friend. If happy she enjoyed it with you and tried
to make it happier, in sorrow she was never forgetful of its clouds,
but tried to share it with you and when every care was done for the day
she always breathed a prayer to Him who is supreme and at the very last
said, Lord if it is possible spare me a little longer.
Old Rugged Cross, she often spoke of carrying, she has at last laid it
down and exchanged it for a crown. The song she loved and often had
sung, she is enjoying today, "I'll walk in the Gardens Alone, While the
Dew is Still on the Roses."
us remember that God has prepared in the "Somewhere" the joys that
enrich the soul, and since his hidden riches are for the faithful,
today, her life while stopped here, has only opened, the door will
swing and has swung ajar to dwell with those she loved, and is today
beckoning for us to meet her Yonder.
her? Yes, we'll miss her, from amongst our midst, the voice that bade
you welcome is dead; the mother who loved her children is gone; the
hand that administered to the hungry, needy and sick has been stilled;
and as said to the girls about her in the last real conscience moments
of her life, "I an tired now, I just want to rest."
A world of friends, everywhere, join today in the deepest sympathy with the son and his family in the loss of their mother.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the neighbors and many friends for their sympathy and
kindness during the loss of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Effie
Greenlaw. We wish especially to thank Dr. Frank Greer, the minister,
Mr. Ben Schmutzler, the undertaker, Mr. Ray Deremiah for his kindness
and service rendered, Mr. Harry Carpenter for his kind assistance, the
singer, those who sent the many beautiful floral tributes and those who
furnished cars. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Prow and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
HIGGINS, Lydia Ann, Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1933) Death Notice
Mrs. Lydia Higgins, age 82, died July 9th at her home in Prospect from general senility.
services were conducted at Ritter's funeral chapel at 11:30 Tuesday
morning by Rev. F. N. Denny of Indianapolis. Burial was at Ames Chapel
She is survived by one son, Harry Higgins of Indianapolis and one daughter, Mrs. Maude Wilson of Prospect.
W. V. Ritter & Son had charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1933) Obituary
Lydia Ann Porter was born at the old Porter homestead near Abydel September 21, 1851.
She was the daughter of James S. and Elizabeth Patton Porter, two pioneer people of that neighborhood.
was reared in this home of Christian influence and devotion and at the
age of 16 years was converted and united with the Methodist Church at
old Nelson Chapel. Later when Ames Chapel was built she became a member
of that church.
She remained in the
home where she was born until grown to young womanhood when she was
united in marriage to Alonzo Higgins, son of Robert and Mary Shirley
Unto this union two children were born, Harry and Maude.
This couple lived together until March 16, 1925, when the husband and father passed on.
The mother remained until July 10, 1933 when the spirit took its flight.
is survived by the son, Harry E. Higgins, the daughter, Maude Higgins
Wilson, one grandson and two granddaughters, children of Harry and
Bessie DeMont Higgins and two great granddaughters, children of
Clifford and Marguerite Higgins Courtney.
Her only brother, Will H. Porter preceded her in death 5 years ago.
request was complied with when a very quiet funeral service was held at
Ritter Funeral Home conducted by Rev. N. F. Denny, after which the
remains were taken to Ames Chapel and laid to rest beside the husband
and father in the quiet city of the dead. Submitted byTom Agan.
BARKSDALE, Mary Katherine, Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1933) Death Notice
Mary Katherine Barksdale, 18, of Paoli was instantly killed when the
automobile in which she was a passenger struck a culvert abutment on
state road 56 near Hillham early Sunday morning. Mary Louise Braxton,
18, Russell Ralston, 18, both of Paoli, and Loren Jenner, 18, of
Marengo, driver of the car, were seriously injured, but expected to
The car was traveling at a
high rate o speed when the accident occurred and all occupants rendered
unconscious. It was two hours after the crash before the injured could
be identified and their families notified.
Braxton and Jenner were taken to St. Edwards hospital in New Albany
where the girl was found to have suffered a broken thigh and serious
injuries around the head. Jenner suffered severe scalp wounds and
concussion. Ralston received only minor injuries.
Schmutzler of French Lick was called to the scene of the accident and
brought the injured parties to Dr. Dillinger's office here for first
aid. He removed the body of Miss Barksdale to Paoli.
Funeral services for the Paoli girl were held in that place Tuesday afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
FLICK, John F., Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1933) Death Notice
John Flick, age 78, passed away at his home Saturday in the Cane Creek neighborhood after a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted at Cane Creek Sunday afternoon by Rev. Otho Jackson with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schmutlzer had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
KENLEY, Caroline Prudence, Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1933) Obituary
Caroline Prudence Felkner, was born in Orange County, Ind., January 30, 1847, the daughter of John M. and Anne Pierce Felkner.
was united in marriage Feb. 4, 1864 in West Baden to John J. Kenley,
they having met when she was eight years of age. They were married when
he was home on a furlough during the Civil War. This coming February
they would have celebrated their seventieth wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Kenley lived in Indiana most of her life, the last sixty being spent in Terre Haute.
this union six children were born, four having preceded her in death,
Eddie, Albert, Conway and Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Henry and
Mrs. Bessie Hauck.
husband and two daughters, Mrs. Kenley was survived by eight
grandchildren: Mrs. William A. Dunn of Montpelier, Ind.; Howard A.
Kenley of Connorsville, Ind.; Robert J. Kenley, William K., Richard,
Robert and Virginia Hauck and five great grandchildren, one brother,
Thomas Felkner, four sisters, Mrs. Ella Olds, Mrs. Lidee Brown, Mrs.
Belle Scott and Mrs. Lula Hayes, all of Hammond. Mrs. Kenley was a
member of the Fourth Avenue Methodist Church, the Eastern Star Charter
Member of the Women's Relief Corps and Daughters of the Union Veterans.
She quietly left this life July 10, 1933 at the age of 86 years, five
months and ten days. Submitted byTom Agan.
KERBY, Elmira A., Springs Valley Herald (July 27, 1933) Death Notice
Mrs. William R. Kerby, age 72, passed away Sunday at her home near Briner Spring from cancer of the liver.
Funeral services were conducted at Ames Chapel Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Howard with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Lester, Bert and Austin of near here and Mrs. W. M. Durnell of Indianapolis.
Schmutzler had charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (September 7, 1933) Obituary
A. Kerby, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Nelson, was born in La
Grange County March 24, 1861 and departed this life July 23, 1933 at
the age of 72 years, 3 months and 29 days.
She moved with her parents when a small child to Orange County where she grew into womanhood.
was united in marriage to William R. Kerby October 28, 1882. To this
union was born 6 children, 5 sons and one daughter. She was preceded in
death by her two eldest sons, Thomas and Arthur. She is survived by her
husband, 3 sons and one daughter.
Bert and Austin all live in French Lick township and Lola lived in
Indianapolis. Besides her husband, sons and daughter, she leaves one
brother, several grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to
mourn her departure.
converted several years ago and has lived a christian life ever since.
She united with the Pentecost Church of French Lick in Jan. 1924. Her
happiest moments were when she was able to attend her church. She was a
loving wife and mother never tiring of doing good for someone else.
Submitted byTom Agan.
PITCHER, Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (August 3, 1933) Death Notice
Mrs. Elizabeth Pitcher, 49, died Wednesday at her home from acute nephritis, after an illness of several weeks.
services will be conducted at the home tomorrow (Friday) at one o'clock
by Rev. J. H. Propheter. Burial will be made in Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
is survived by her husband, Sam Pitcher, and two brothers, Benjamin and
Jabez Frentress of Indianapolis. W. V. Ritter & Son has charge of
funeral arrangements. Submitted byTom Agan.
HARNED, William Clarence, Springs Valley Herald (August 10, 1933) Death Notice
Harned, age 48, died Wednesday morning at the Methodist Hospital in
Indianapolis following the amputation of a leg. He had entered the
hospital about two weeks ago and had at that time undergone a
successful operation for ulcer of the stomach. Later an infection
developed which made necessary the removal of the leg and Harned
succumbed on the operating table.
services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at two o'clock
at the United Brethren Church by Rev. O. W. Haynes. Burial will be made
at a Paoli cemetery.
Mr. Harned was
a member of the United Brethren Church, was for the past four years
employed at the A. Burton and Son hardware store and was well known in
the valley. He is survived by his wife, one son, Roger, his father and
W. V. Ritter & Son has charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Obituary
Clarence Harned, one of the five children and the only son, of George
T. and Martha A. Harned, was born near Youngscreek, Indiana, on
September 3, 1895 and departed this life on August 9, 1933, at the age
of 47 years, 11 months and 6 days.
grew to manhood on the farm where he was born, assisting with the work
on the farm and attending the country school. After completing the
common school he attended Normal Schools for teachers and qualified
himself and taught several schools in the county. His noble character
was reflected in the lives of his pupils and was of such type that his
return was always requested. His training was also extended to the
Business College and proved to be of much pleasure to him in former
positions, as well as those of more recent years.
we may say of Clarence may pass without much thought or concern, but
those who came in personal contact with him, will never forget the
magnamimcus spirit and the keen interest he had in the uplift and
forward movement of all mankind. His life was a light on a hill to the
entire community. The radiant beams from his noble character were as
candles to their feet and his sincerity and earnestness was forever
beckoning them onward and upward.
May 9, 1914 he was united in marriage to Grace McKnight of Orleans,
Indiana, who was also a teacher. To this union two sons were born;
Roger Lee and Joseph Thomas. The circle of this happy family was broken
when Joseph Thomas at the age of four years passed on to be with the
other angels leaving a vacancy in this home and bringing much sorrow.
was converted at Old Union Church about thirteen years ago and took his
place in the church and in true reality he lived the Christian life
ever after. He was happy in revival and prayer meeting services and
when his health permitted, he was regular in his attendance at such
meetings. He served at Sunday School Superintendent of his home church,
and was usually found teaching some class.
the past two years, Clarence's health has been failing and has caused
much alarm for his family and friends. Although many eminent physicians
were consulted and the prescribed treatments given, it was of only a
temporary mature. He was taken to the Methodist Hospital at
Indianapolis where physicians and surgeons of known ability were
consulted, but with all that men of science knew, and with the care
that loving hands could give, he passed away at 10 o'clock a.m. and
moved on to meet Joseph Thomas, Mother, and all those who have gone
Besides the sorrowing wife
and son, he leaves to mourn their loss his aged father and four
sisters, Mrs. Dora Apple, Mrs. Ora Carter, Mrs. Isabelle Williams and
Miss Inez Harned, and a host of other relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to our neighbors and
friends for their tokens of sympathy and assistance during the illness
and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Grace Harned, Roger
Lee Harned. Submitted byTom Agan.
SCHUMACHER, George M., Dr., Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Death Notice
Dr. George M. Schumacher, 49, died at his home at the Plaza Hotel here last Thursday from septicemia abscess of the liver.
Schumacher was a well known dentist of French Lick having practiced
here for the past twenty five years, during which time he built up a
wide circle of friends in the valley.
services were conducted at three o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
Catholic church here by Father Sheppard, pastor of the church. Burial
services were conducted at Ames Chapel cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Emma Clark of New Albany, a number of other relatives and his many friends.
W. V. Ritter & Son had charge of the funeral.
Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Obituary
George M. Schumacher was born at Jasper, Indiana, July 23, 1884 and
departed this life at French Lick, Indiana, August 10, 1933 at the age
of 49 years and 18 days.
He was the
third son and the youngest of seven children born to Isador and Mary
Eich Schumacher of Jasper, Ind. The children's names were Joe, Trecie,
Lou, Mark, Emma and Rose.
Schumacher;s childhood days were spent in Jasper. In 1907 he graduated
from the Louisville College of Dentistry and practiced his profession
for a short time in Louisville. In 1908 he located in French Lick where
he practiced for the past twenty-five years. He was always an ethical,
conscientious and efficient dentist, loved and respected by patients,
friends and his colleagues.
he was united in marriage to Lenora Witsman of French Lick and their
devotion to each other continued throughout the years of this union
which death so cruelly severed. The broken heart of roses that was
designed by Miss Margaret Wilson of Jasper who was their teacher and
friend bore the inscription "In Sorrow, Lenora-George" and was a symbol
of their true devotion.
later life he was reinstated in the Catholic Church and manifested a
true desire for the Catholic faith, and many prayers offered up for him
by both catholic and protestant revealed the undivided faith in God.
services were held Sunday afternoon, August 13th at the Catholic Church
in French Lick with Father Sheppard officiating. Burial services were
held at Ames Chapel cemetery near Abydel.
leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife, Lenora; his sister, Mrs.
Emma Clark and brother-in-law, Phinneas T. Clark of New Albany, Ind.; a
sister-in-law, Mrs. Teckla Schumacher, a nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs.
Amos Schumacher of Anderson, Ind.; four cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Etta Egg
and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koerner of Jasper, Ind.; his wife's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Witsman. Other relatives who survive are Miss Mable
Keubler of Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ellis and nephews, Farwell and
William and nieces, Laura and Ruth Anna of French Lick; and Mr. and
Mrs. Gus Bretz of Louisville, Ky.
relatives and friends from out of town who attended the funeral were:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Steinhart, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Kress, Mr. and Mrs.
Windy Laden, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bates, Mrs. George Keubler and family.
Miss Margaret Wilson and Mayer G. Wagner of Jasper; Mr. O. E. Newton
and a Miss Keubler of Indianapolis; a Miss Stroud, Mr. Harry Stroud and
Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Koener of Birdseye; Miss Jo Smith of Cincinnati; Dr.
McCullough and Miss Stella Harbison of New Albany, Ind.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their help and
sympathy during the illness and death of my beloved husband, Dr. George
Schumacher. I wish especially to thank Mrs. Mabel Collins, Miss Claire
Bartl, Mrs. Wood Apple, Mrs. Albert Lashbrook, Mrs. Golder Painter,
Harry Hendrix, Eli McDonald, Elmer Dishon, Tom Pinnick, Dr. Miller and
Dr. Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marguet and Mrs. Millie Seybold. I also
wish to thank the pall bearers, Raymond Galloway, Adam Schlesing, Harry
Ritter, B. O. Wells, Elmer Dishon, Louis Bedster, Roy Seneff and Eli
McDonald and honorary Pall Bearers, O. B. Hancock, Dr. C. E. Pierce,
Joe Marguet, Dr. H. L. Miller, Dr. C. F. Hammond, Dr. W. W. Sloan, Rev.
Dr. F. R. Greer, Harry Carpenter and Elwood Apple. Also Father
Shepperd, W. V. Ritter & Son and the friends who sent floral
tributes and so kindly offered cars. Mrs. Lenora Schumacher. Submitted
EARLEY, Alvin Harrison, Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Death Notice
Early, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Early of Route 2 French
Lick died Wednesday afternoon at St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany
following accidentally self inflicted gun shot wounds suffered Monday
while the youth was hunting near Moores Ridge.
accurate details of how the accident occurred could be supplied by
Early due to his weakened condition when discovered. The charge had
shattered the flesh and bones of the lower leg.
at the hospital could not operate due to the seriousness of his
condition and he had been treated for several days in an effort to
renew his strength and save the injured member. He failed however to
respond to the treatment and succumbed Wednesday afternoon.
body was brought here by Schmutzler this morning (Thursday) and the
funeral has been tentatively arranged to be held at South Liberty
Springs Valley Herald (August 31, 1933) Obituary
Harrison Early, son of J. C. and Oma Early was born Feb. 8, 1917 in
Arkansas and died August 16, 1933 at the age of 16 years, 6 months and
Alvin spent most of his life in and near French Lick where he has many friends.
was a quiet child, one that was always found in his place. He was a joy
and comfort to his family and especially thoughtful of his mother,
always thinking of her every want and doing the little thoughtful
things that most boys of his age neglect. He looked on the bright side
of the hard things of life, thus making life for those around him
brighter and happier. When we think of Alvin with his kindly deeds of
love and service, we know that Jesus has found need of this beautiful
flower and has plucked it right in the best years of life and has
transplanted it in Heaven where it will bloom forever and forever.
mother and father, two sisters, Lora Mae Gerkin of West Baden and Mabel
at home, two brothers, William of Wardel, Mo. and Roy Dale, a baby, are
left behind to wonder why this gleam of sunshine had to be taken from
them, but may they remember that Alvin is now in the everlasting
sunshine of God's love.
CARD OF THANKS
want everyone who has been so kind and thoughtful in this, the saddest
hours of our lives, to know how very grateful we are for every kindness.
Our neighbors and friends have been so loyal to us and we wish to thank you. Mother and Children. Submitted by Tom Agan.
BRADLEY, James W., Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Death Notice
James W. Bradley, age 91, died at his home in Prospect last Thursday, August 10, from cerebral hemorrhage.
services were conducted at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in French Lick
Friday afternoon by Rev. Freeman. Burial was in Ames Chapel cemetery.
W. V. Ritter & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
HAM, Opal Ruth Hall, Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1933) Obituary
Ruth Hall Ham, daughter of Ermel and Addie Hall, was born near French
Lick, Indiana, February 7th, 1913 and passed from this life at
Indianapolis, Ind. on August 10th, 1933, aged 20 years, 6 months and 2
Of her immediate family, she
leaves to mourn her loss her parents, husband, four sisters, Blanche,
Mildred, Pauline and Margaret, three brothers, Glendon of Gary, Hilbert
and Robert, one brother who preceded her in death, two grandfathers and
As a child her
happy and cheerful disposition had made her a favorite among the circle
in which she moved and the years spent with her associates in the West
Baden School were filled with many acts of kindness and deeds of
thoughtfulness, that long will live in the memory of these friends. She
was graduated with her class from the West Baden High School in April
The desire for the Lord
touched her heart and she accepted his call, united with the First
Baptist Church of West Baden in February 1931.
July 9th, 1933 she was united in marriage to Harley Ham, but the years
of life together that these two young people craved has been severed by
the hand of the Master and the hearts and minds of the beloved
survivors saddened now, must look to Him, author of all life.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the many friends for their kindness to us at the death of
our dear daughter and wife, Opal Ruth Hall Ham. We wish to thank the
girls of the Church for the beautiful music, Rev. Hacker for his
message, those who sent flowers and those who furnished cars. The
Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
AKERS, Robert, Springs Valley Herald (August 24, 1933) Death Notice
Akers, 74, passed away at his home near Prospect Monday from cerebral
apoplexy. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday by Rev.
Propheter with burial at Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
He is survived by two sons and three daughters. Ritter & Son had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
FITCH, Virginia Throop, Springs Valley Herald (August 31, 1933) Death Notice
Virginia Throop Fitch, 28, of Paoli was killed in an automobile
accident at Indianapolis last Saturday when the car in which she was
riding was struck by another car at a street intersection. Mrs. Fitch
suffered a broken neck and died on the way to the hospital.
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Throop of Paoli and for the past
six years has been a member of the faculty of the Paoli High School.
She was married last November to Robert Fitch of Lawrenceburg, Ind. and
was well known to many residents of French Lick and West Baden.
services were conducted at her parents home Wednesday afternoon by Rev.
J. D. Hungerland of Jasper and Rev. Roy Mueller of Paoli. Burial was at
Paoli cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.