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Parke County Indiana Obituaries

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FALLS

“At her residence, near Mecca, on the 25th inst., Mrs. Emily FALLS, in her twenty- eighth year. Miss Emily J. Boatman was born August 17, 1849, and was married to George B. Falls August 24, 1882. The funeral services were conducted at Pleasant Grove, by Rev. W. P. Cummings.” - Rockville Tribune, January 28, 1886

FARLEY

Mrs. Delia Farley, wife of George Farley living west of Grange Corner, died a few days ago.  She had suffered for a year from consumption.  She leaves four children.  Mr. Farley has the earnest sympathy of all good people in his bereavement. - Rockville Republican – 24 January 1900 - – shared by Robin Farley Dixson

Mrs. Ellen Farley died very suddenly Sunday afternoon of heart trouble.  She had been sick some time with malarial fever.  The remains were taken to Waveland Monday for burial.  – Rockville Republican – 18 November 1896 - – shared by Robin Farley Dixson

Joseph Farley, aged 43, incurably insane, died at the county asylum Monday.  He was buried near Russell's Mills, Ind.  Farley was one of the most troublesome inmates of the county poor house.  He was never of very strong mind and became completely demented over the infidelity of his wife. - Republican - December 25, 1895 – shared by Robin Farley Dixson

A strange man was found dead a short distance east of Lena depot, Wednesday morning.  The supposition is that he was killed by the train.  A letter on his person addressed to Frank Farley, which bore an Ohio postmark, was the only clue as to who he was or from where he came.  He was a rather fine looking man and was very well dressed.  A small amount of change was found in his pockets.  After the coroner held the inquest, the body was sent to Pell & Siner’s undertaking establishment, at Carbon, to be prepared for burial.  Intement Thursday, in the Union church cemetery. - Tribune – February 28, 1906 – shared by Robin Farley Dixson

FARMER

Mrs. William FARMER, Jr. of Terre Haute, daughter of Jerome Dooley, was fatally burned on Tuesday morning while filling a gasoline iron.  She lived until Wednesday morning.  Instant death was prevented by her sixteen year old son smothering the flames with a quilt.  Mrs. Dooley (sic) was well known here, and was a niece of John, Ed and Robert OLDSHUE.  Waveland Independent, December 17, 1915

Margaret Emily, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Barnes) OLDSHUE was born in Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana, February 5, 1852, and passed away at her home in Terre Haute, November 14, 1931, aged 79 years, 9 months and 9 days.  She was educated in the common schools near her home and at Waveland Academy.  In early life she joined the Presbyterian Church at Waveland, under the pastorate of Rev. Irwin, and never moved her membership.  She was married to William FARMER, October 27, 1875, with whom she lived a quiet congenial life for more than 50 years; Mr. Farmer having passed away three years ago.  To this union one child, Vinca Fern, was born, who lived but 4 months and 21 days, but brightening their quiet serene lives, and in her passing, leaving an aching void, which time softened, but never healed.  After their marriage they lived on the old Farmer homestead near Prairieton for a time, then on retiring, to Terre Haute where they have since resided.  Of eight children in her father's family, one brother, John L. Oldshue, of Waveland, remains, besides a host of nieces and nephews, relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  After her husband's death she was restless and disconsolate, and we feel the All-wise being knew best when He called her from earthly scenes to the Great Beyond.   - Waveland Independent -- November 27, 1911

FARNER

Opha Pearl, daughter of Charley and Grace FARNER, died June 28, 1908 aged 6 months 26 days. Pearl was an unusually bright child and she will be greatly missed in the home from which she was called.  She was loved by all who knew her, but the sweetest are the fleetest.  And we should take comfort in the thought that the dear little flower that budded on earth for us will blossom in Heaven fro Christ, "Our beloved Savior" and with him will be waiting to welcome us home on that glad day when parting will be no more. Amidst lovely flowers the little form was laid to rest in the Harvey Cemetery.  Rev. A. J. Marshall having charge of the funeral, he spoke words of great comfort to the sorrowing relatives which were greatly appreciated.   -  Shared by Karen Zach -Found in: Obituaries of Fountain County, Indiana 1896-1922 - Crawfordsville Library

 FEATHERS

Elizabeth FEATHERS, 14 years old, went wading in Raccoon Creek near Bridgeton, Tuesday, got into deep water and was drowned in sight of her mother and a number of other women on the bank, who could not reach her.    Waveland Independent, August 4, 1899

FEATHERSTON

Mrs. Susie FEATHERSTON of Terre Haute, formerly of Parke County, age 78, died in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Saturday afternoon, September 11. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Gleason of Terre Haute; a son, Glen of Terre Haute; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Butler Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. James O. Trousdale officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma. Friends may call between 7 and 9 this (Monday) evening.    Rockville Republican, Monday, September 13, 1976  Submitted by Mary Lou Hermiller

FELLENZER

Joseph F. FELLENZER was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on February 27, 1858 and passed peacefully to rest at his home in Raccoon Township, February 4, 1934, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 7 days.  His early years were passed in the home of his parents in the city of Terre Haute where he attended the public schools and for a time was a student in one of the business training schools of his home city.  After completing his education he engaged in the mercantile business and for a short time was the proprietor of a cigar and tobacco store.  Joe did not like the confinement of business nor did he like the noise and hustle of the city life.  While yet a very young man he came to Raccoon Township and engaged in the occupation of farming in partnership with his brother, George who preceded him to the great beyond April 4, 1933.  For 50 years Joe was an integral part of this community and during this time he made and held the friendship of those with whom he associated.  He was quiet and unassuming.  Display was foreign to his nature. He derived his greatest enjoyment by associating with his friends and neighbors.  He was a great lover of good literature and kept posted of events of the day by the reading of the various newspapers that came to his home.  Since 1929 Joe had been an invalid unable to care for him self and for the past 5 years he had been under the constant care of his brother George and wife.  The friends who have come here today to pay a last tribute to him are the people who knew best the sterling qualities inherent in this sadly afflicted man.  We are ready and willing to forget his foibles whatever they may have been and we will cherish in memory the many virtues displayed to us while Joe was in possession of the faculties of full and vigorous manhood.  Funeral services were held at the Fellenzer home at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, February 6, Rev. Van W. Hinckley officiated.  Mrs. Marion Hammontree and Ova Jones sang "Face to Face," "God Will Take Care of You" and "Somewhere the Sun is shining."  Pall bearers were: Frank Hooker, Charles Williams, George Peterham, Paul Hopper and W. H. Beauchamp.  Bur. was made in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute in the family vault.  Rockville Tribune ? 1934

FERGUSON

Greene Township -- Mr. FERGUSON, age 82 years, died Friday morning at the home of his son, Guy Ferguson.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home and the burial was Monday at Paris, Illinois.    -     Samuel Lewis Ferguson was born September 19, 1843 in Guernsey County, Ohio and passed away April 9, 1926 at the home of his son, guy Ferguson of Putnam County, at the age of 82 years.  Mr. Ferguson was married to Miss Sarah Boller, Nov 27, 1866.  Their married life was spent in Ohio until 1871 when they  removed to Edgar County, Illinois, where Mrs. Ferguson who had long been an invalid, died in 1912.  To Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson there were born 9 children: Clarence B. of Milwaukee; John A. of Belaire, Kansas; Mary E wife of Harry McQueen of Hammond, Illinois, Ellis R. of Duqoin, Illinois; Maud E. wife of Summer Nicols of Paris, Illinois; Daisy A, deceased 1914; Guy A., of Russellville, Grace wife of Jesse Dague of Pauline, Ohio, Ella wife of Bert Domica of Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Ferguson was engaged in farming until 1906.  In his home in Illinois, he was well and favorably known.  Since that time he has made his home with his children.  He had been ill for past two years.   About 6 weeks ago began to get worse. He passed away on Friday morning at 10:30.   Besides the children and grandchildren, he leaves one brother, Andy F of Piedmont, Ohio; and two sisters, Lydia Aukrum and Nat Jeffries, near Piedmont.   Waveland Independent, March 12, 1926

FICKEN

Harry FICKEN, formerly a photographer at Rockville, went into the army last summer, as Lt. of an Ohio battery.  A few weeks ago he died and was buried at sea, while returning from Porto (sic) Rico.  Waveland Independent, January 20, 1899

FINNEGAN

The funeral services of Mrs. Martha FINNEGAN, 69, widow of David Finnegan were held Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Burns, Southeast of town, Rev. Z. D. Maris officiating. She died Friday after long suffering from cancer of the stomach. Burial in Rockville cemetery. Old time dancers will remember her husband, "Dave" Finnegan who furnished violin music for many dances in the old Innis and National halls. – Rockville Republican, 02 June 1908

FIRESTONE

“Russell L. FIRESTONE, 73, Clinton, died at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 1994, at Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton (IN). Born August 28, 1921 in Rockville, he was the son of Frank and Ethel Craft Firestone. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired steel hauler and laborer for Adelmans Salvage.  Survivors include four sons, Raymond Firestone of Sacramento, California, Russell Firestone, Jr. and Paul Firestone of Clinton, and Pete Firestone of Indianapolis; a daughter, Louise Cram of Angola; a sister, Pauline Fillmore of Cold Water, Michigan; two half-sisters, Beulah Glass of Clinton and Margaret Pritchard of Rockville; a stepson, Tony Tumillo of Clinton; and several grandchildren.  Graveside services were conducted Friday at Shirley Cemetery west of Universal with Pastor Al Riggle officiating. Frist Funeral home of Clinton was in charge of arrangements.” - Parke County Sentinel, December 28, 1994 – from Randy Wright

“Isaac FIRESTONE, one of our oldest citizens, died, Saturday, at his home in Portland Mills. Mr. Firestone in one among the oldest in the county, and has always been an honest, law abiding and respected citizen. - Rockville Tribune, February 14, 1895

“Mrs. Myrtle FIRESTONE, age 59, died at the hospital in Clinton, Sunday evening. She was taken to the hospital Friday. Her maiden name was Myrtle Atkinson and the family lived near Portland Mills.  Surviving are the husband, five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Louis Havey of Rockville, Mrs. Steve Cirbus and Mrs. James McConnell of Gary, Mrs. Elmer McCarthy and Miss Ethel Firestone of Clinton; Clay and Reeve of Clinton and Clarence of Chicago; also three sisters, Mrs. Belle Kent of Rockville, Mrs. Effie Kent and Mrs. Dorothy Meadows of Terre Haute; one brother, Oscar Atkinson of Logansport; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.    The funeral was held in the Frist funeral home, Clinton, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. J. Freed officiating. Burial in the Thomas Cemetery near Hollandsburg.” - Rockville Republican, July 26, 1935

FISHER

On November 8, 1902 the Maker came to the home of Fred and Anna Jewell THOMPSON at Bloomingdale, Indiana and left them a little Jewell.  Camella, they called her.   She spent her childhood days there.  Later her parents moved to a farm near Wallace where this precious jewel grew to womanhood.  She was united in marriage to Alfred FISHER in February 1920.  Two children came to brighten and bless their home.   Betty Lou, age 7 and Carolyn Ann, age 4.  With the coming of the dear babies this jewel polished with the duties of love she bore for them until it shone afar.   She was an ideal wife and mother.  Her thoughts were ever for her loved ones.   Her religion was manifest in her correct moral walk and deportment.  She gave liberally of her spirit of sisterly love and affection and in so doing she was fitting her life for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens.    Camella gave her heart to God and united with the Presbyterian Church when but a young mother. In this church she was one of its most willing workers and will be missed by all who worshiped with her there.  This jewel so polished and rare was called to rest at 5 o'clock Sunday eve., February3, 1929 at Detroit, Michigan, aged 26 years 9 months and 26 days.  She leaves to mourn her departure besides the husband and two little girls, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson, one sister, Mural; two brothers, Owen and Darrell, all of Gary.  A grandmother and grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thompson of Soldiers' Home, Lafayette; her grandfather Leborn and Uncle Linzzie of Annapolis; two aunts, Miss Ida Long of Madison; Mrs. David Langley and one cousin, Paul Langley of Marshall, and a host of loving friends all of whom will miss this jewel bright.  "God needed one more jewel to shine in his crown afar, so the angels took Camella's hand and led her across the bar.  A mother dear from us has gone a mother sweet and fair, she's resting now in Jesus' arms, in the mansion over there."   Aunt Ella.   Waveland Independent -- February 22, 1929

Clay FISHER, 78, of Rt. 3, Rockville, died at 5:50 p.m. Sunday in Hancock Memorial Hospital at Greenfield.  He was a retired pattern maker.  Mr. Fisher was a Parke County native, born July 25, 1890 to Edmund and Martha Hixon Fisher. He was married to Iva Thornton October 12, 1915.  Surviving are his wife: a son, Bill Miller of Pontiac, Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Grace Testing of Attica and two brothers, Thomas of Route 3, Rockville and Durward of Walkerton.  Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home, where friends may call.  Rev. Eric Ryser will officiate, and interment will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.   Crawfordsville Journal Review, May 13, 1969

Albert FISHER, son of Jacob and Nancy Fisher, was born in Parke County, Indiana, November 13, 1843; died February 15, 1914, aged 70 years, 3 months and 2 days.  Mr. Fisher spent his boyhood days in the county where he was born, and growing to young manhood, living in the time of the outbreak of the war of the rebellion, early became enthused by the impulse of war and it's probable achievements, and following the example of his young men associates , enlisting in the United States service in defense of his country.  Not being satisfied by the first enlistment and trials of the soldier's life, he reenlisted the second and the third time, remaining practically in service throughout that long, bloody war. It was upon a time of furlough, coming home, he met and became acquainted with Miss Mary E. White.  This friendship ripened into love, and growing stronger resulting in their marriage October 19, 1865, following closely the close of the war.  To this happy union were born four children.  The mourning widow, together with the remnant of children are left behind.  One child dying in infancy, one daughter dying March 23, 1913, Rufus E. residing in Clinton, Indiana and Ora W. of Corina, California, also seven grandchildren living.  The deceased has one brother, John Fisher living in Nevada, Missouri. and three half-brothers--Wm. F., Edward G. and Sherman R. of Parke County, also two half-sisters Nancy I Brindley and Melissa A. Martin of Vermillion County The departed was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for a period of  twenty-five years.  His relatives and friends have reason to believe that his faith in the atonement of our Savior has been sufficient.  His allegiance to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he was a member for many years, had marked an epoch in his life, leading him by admonition to the great principles of the higher life.  Unknown source. - Submitted by Ruth Schalle

Albert FISHER  was a quiet unassuming character, who regarded all rights of his fellowmen as he did those of his own, thus drawing around him a friendship both respected and lasting.  While a loving and kind affectionate father and grandfather has passed from mortal scenes and actions, the family gather to give him their last respect and love to a common memorial.  The burial took place on Tues. the 17th of Feb. 1914, preached by Rev. A. R. . Simpson of Montezuma after which a large delegation pf Odd Fellows performed the last sad yet tender burial services peculiar to that grand order.  A goodly number of the Grand Army members were present, ready to give their customary services to the memory of an old comrade, but omitted most of the ritual on account pf lack of time and inclement weather.  The body was laid to rest on the hill of Mount Olivet Church to await the trumpet call. David Strouse, who knew Mr. Fisher well and who is an honorary member of Mr. Fisher's first regiment, the 14th Indiana Regiment, has furnished the following short tribute to his record as a soldier. He was mustered in Company A of the 14th Indiana Regiment June 7, 1861 and was discharged for disabilities May 13, 1862.  August 1, 1862, he enlisted in Company "C" of the 78th Indiana , and was taken prisoner at the battle of Uniontown, Kentucky, and paroled.  He again enlisted in Company F of the 11th Indiana Cavalry December 9, 1863, and was mustered out with the regiment September 19, 1865.  His services as a soldier, being a member of the several regiments, thus exemplifies his loyalty to his country and his flag.  He was an honest, conscientious soldier as well as citizen, as all those who knew him testify.  Submitted by
Ruth Schalle -  Unknown source.

Mrs. Floy Jean Fisher, 58, of this community, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday in the Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton. Born Aug. 20, 1904 at Dana, she was the daughter of John and Lydia Nolan Richards. Surviving are four sons, John of Roachdale, Wayne of Marshall, Jerry, who is serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, and Mike of Marshall; four daughters, Mrs. Jean Thompson of Rockville, Mrs. Louise Shoaf of Kingman, Mrs. Audrey Willhite of Marshall and Mrs. Phyllis Cooper of Rockville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucile McIntosh of Burbank, Calif., a stepson, George Fisher of Florida and 14 grandchildren. The body was taken to Barnes’ Mortuary at Rockville where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. C. C. Griggs officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. - Crawfordsville Journal Review - 07 May 1963, Page 008 – shared by Karen Zach

Mrs. Lewis FISHER,; One of the few remaining pioneer mothers of the FISHER neighborhood west of Rockville, died at her home Saturday night, ate 71 years. She suffered from a complication of diseases incidental to old age and has been in poor health for some time. For over half a century she was allied with the New Bethel Church, her membership antedating its present structure and extending back to the time when the services were held in a school house. Her funeral services were held in this church Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. CHANCELLOR of Rockville and she was laid to rest in the Rockville Cemetery. Mrs. John HAVEY, formely of Rockville, is her daughter. (note: Rebecca MARSHALL – FISHER, daughter of John Marshall, probate Judge in Parke County) - Rockville Republican, Wednesday March 11, 1908

FLAURR

Clarence E. FLAURR, 58, 1313 East Parke Street, Rockville, died at 5 p.m. Monday at his residence. Mr. Flaurr was a farmer and a former employee of the Indiana State Hospital in Rockville.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 48 and VFW Post No. 1753.  Surviving are 3 sisters; Mrs. Nellie Rigdon, Rockville; Mrs. Ethel Martin, Dana; and Mrs. Margaret Wheatfill, Cannelburg; 3 brothers, Charley and Harry, both of Rockville, and Lester of Alice, TX; and a half brother, Clarence Bear of Chalmers. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Butler Funeral Home in Rockville, with Rev. John E. Hopkins officiating.  Burial will be in New Discovery Cemetery, with American Legion military graveside services - The Daily Clintonian, Wednesday, September 29, 1971, Page 1 - shared by Carolyn Schwab

FLOYD

Capt. Abner FLOYD of Company A, 85th Regiment. Indiana Volunteers, who was killed at the battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee, was buried with Masonic Honors on Sunday last, some 6 miles north of Annapolis.  A very large concourse of citizens were present to witness the ceremonies.  Capt. Floyd was one of the best men as well as one of the best officers in the Army from Parke County and his loss will be severely felt by the community in which he lived.  No particulars concerning the manner of his death have been ascertained.   Rockville Republican, March 18, 1863

FOOTE

Andrew FOOTE, Esq., one of our oldest and most respectable citizens, was called from our midst on last Friday, the 12th inst., having lived to a ripe old age, and in the course of a long life having so demeaned himself as to win the esteem of all who knew him. He was diffident, perhaps to a fault, which was doubtless construed by many into a want of social feeling, and therefore his friendships were not of the more ardent character. But in all he said or did there was great uniformity and consistency; and, therefore, while there was wanting the enthusiasm characterizing the friendships of many others, there was a trust and confidence reposed in him which compensated for any deficiencies on the other hand.  Mr. Foote was born in the town of Carlisle, Pa., December 15, 1786, where he spent the early years of his life. He removed to Ohio about 60 years ago. From thence he removed to this place where he arrived April 25, 1833. Since that time he has been all the time in the community, and the history of his life during that period is written upon the memories of the generations that have grown up around him. He has for 30 years or more been a prominent and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and at his decease held membership in the Society of the 2d Presbyterian Church of this place.  -Parke County Republican, Thurs., August 18, 1859, Page 2.  - Shared by Tim Phipps

FOSHEE

Mrs. Mary Lael FOSHEE died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Whelchel west of Byron on Friday afternoon of tuberculosis.  She was born near Noblesville April 26, 1895.  She married Mr. Foshee March 18, 1918.  She is survived by the husband and one daughter, Eleanor May, by the parents, two brothers, Paul and Ralph and one sister, Mrs. Edgar Staggs.  Waveland Independent -- Feb. 27,  1931

FOSTER

Robert Clark FOSTER, a former resident died at his home in Imperial, California, on May 16.  He had been in failing health for some months.  The body, in charge of his son, Martin, arrived on Monday.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church here on Tuesday afternoon in charge of Rev. Victor Keiser.   Burial in Maple Ridge cemetery.  The following obituary was read:   "Robert Clark Foster was born November 11, 1849.  He was the youngest and last survivor of 8 children born to Robert and Susan Campbell Foster.  His early life was spent in and near the old home.  At the age of 20 he was married to Sallie Davis.   To this union six children were born.  The wife and three children having preceded him in death a number of years ago leaving two daughters and a son, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, many relatives and a host of friends to mourn his death.  In early life he was made a Mason at the Russellville Lodge.  In 1880 he was transferred to the Waveland Lodge No. 300.  He was initiated into the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Waveland February 4, 1881.  He was a resident of Waveland for many years, and during this period of life he became a member of the Methodist Church.  After the death of his wife, he went to Imperial, California to live with his daughter, Lelia, and continued his residence there all through his declining years until called home on May 16, 1931, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 5 days.  In his last sickness his two grandchildren gave him their loving attention.  His youngest daughter, Mrs. Pearl Banta, is a resident of Edmonton, Canada, and has spent much time with her father, but could not be with him in his last illness.  Those present from a distant were: Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Cord, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Cord, Mr. and Mrs. William Boots of Catlin, Illinois, Mrs. James Spurrier and Mrs. Belle Loebick of Lafayette, Mr. and Mrs. George Hoffman of Monroe, Michigan; O. H. . Wilkinson and family of Bellmore, Mr. and Mrs. Wingert and daughter of Whitesville, Mr. and Mrs. William Surface, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. . Surface, Mrs. Ella Delaney and Miss Ruth Foster of New Market, George Todd, J. W. Todd, Miss Pauline Todd and Mrs. Gertie Foster of Crawfordsville. "  Waveland Independent -- May 29,  1931

FREED

Mary Elizabeth FREED daughter of John Elbert and Myra Freed was born in Bellevue, Nebraska March 1, 1906 and departed this life at Parkeville, Parke County, August 31, 1919 aged 13 years, 6 months.   Elizabeth was a dear and beautiful daughter and will be greatly missed in her home. She was also a member of the Parkeville Sunday School of which her father was Superintendent.  In the short years of her life, she had endeared herself to her many friends and acquaintances, who now mourn her loss. But they mourn not as those who have no hope.   In the sweet by and by there will be a happy reunion where love ties are never severed.  Where congregations never break up and Sabbaths have no end. Faith spans the chasm that separates the grave and that happy day.  God will take care of us through all the years that intervene. Funeral services were conducted at the home 3 miles south of Milligan by Rev. S. G.  Smith of Ladoga and burial in Waveland cemetery.   Waveland Independent, September 5, 1919

FRYE

Melvin "Jack" FRYE, 67, Brazil, died at 11:06 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Clay County Hospital in Brazil. He was the father of James M. Frye of Carbon. Born April 23, 1916 in Brazil, he was the son of James and Allie Campor Frye. He married Covie Smith, who survives. He worked 30 years at the former Arketex Ceramic Corporation and was a member of United Clay Workers.  Other survivors include a daughter, Connie Reinoehl of Elida Ohio; a stepdaughter, Pat Short of Brazil; a stepson, Glen Cottom of California; and eight grandchildren.  Services were conducted today (Monday) at Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brazil with Rev. James A. McMahon officiating. Burial was in Clearview Cemetery.    Parke County Sentinel of April 9, 1984  Submitted by Mary Lou Hermiller        

FUGATE

Jacob Harry FUGATE, 73 of 2433 N. 14th St, Terre Haute died at union Hospital Sunday afternoon.  He had been in failing health for several months. He is survived by the widow, Myrtle; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Spencer of Waveland and Mrs. Mildred Humphrey Terre Haute and four grandchildren. Mr. Fugate was a member of Bethany Reformed Church. Funeral services were conducted Wed. afternoon at Thomas Funeral Home and burial in Roselawn Memorial Park - Waveland Independent, January 15, 1953

FULWILDER

FULWIDER, George, A. - “Died in Washington Township, Parke County, on the 30th of Oct., of typhoid fever, George A., son of David and Paulina Fulwider. Aged 10 years, 3 months and 11 days.”  Rockville Republican, November 2, 1870.  Provided by Randy Wright

Orville FULWIDER, the 25 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fulwider of Alamo, drowned in Little Raccoon Creek just where it crosses the road to Byron.  The creek is not much of a creek in most places but the high waters last spring had washed out holes and the boy who could not swim got beyond his depth and drowned before the two younger boys, Herman Tague and Eugene Ward who were with him could give assistance.  The pulmotor was brought from Crawfordsville but it failed to resuscitate him. The body was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Vern CLORE.  Funeral services at the Byron Christian Church on Sunday afternoon were in charge of Rev. John Servies. The pall bearers were Clay Reddish; Carvin Sowers; Forest Coleman; William Reddish; Roy Bacon; Garnett Tague; Roy Mitchell and Richard Gravett.  Burial in Liberty cemetery. The dead boy attended the Waveland School when the family lived on the old Clore place near the Shades. - Waveland Independent, August 9, 1935

 “David FULWIDER, a well known old gentleman living some three miles north of town is in a sad condition. Some years ago he went blind and lately has lost his reason. He is much enfeebled by long illness, and being 85 years of age, his recovery is hardly expected.”    “The death of David Fulwider, whose condition is mentioned elsewhere, occurred last night. The burial takes place this afternoon in the Rockville Cemetery.” - Rockville Republican, January 11, 1893

“Emery W. FULWIDER of Rosedale, 87 years old, passed away at 10:20 o’clock Sunday morning at the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Susie Green of Rosedale; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.              The body was taken to the Cottrell-Williams funeral home where last rites were conducted at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev Richard Fagg was in charge and interment was in New Discovery Cemetery.”  -  Rockville Tribune, January 30, 1958

FURR

Thelma J. Furr, 67, of Montezuma, died at 7:43 p.m. Friday, September 20, 1996, in her residence. She was born July 25, 1929, in West Union, Ind., to Ross Sherrill and Minnie Cox Sherrill. Her first husband, Bill Wittenmyer, died in 1952; her second husband, Dude Jones, died in 1964. Survivors include her husband, LeRoy Furr; three daughters, Yvonne Grove, Yvette (Robert) Sollars and Yolanda Atterbury; one sister, Mona Tague; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brown Funeral Home, with Sister Mary Rehmel officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.