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TAGUE

Tague, Caswell Allen - Waveland Independent, June 1, 1928 -- Caswell Allen Tague was born May 21, 1841 in Ripley County near Versailles, IN and passed away April 26, 1928 at the home of his son, Arthur at Waveland, at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 5 days.  All of his early life was spent in the vicinity of Jefferson and Ripley counties where he followed the occupation of a farmer.   February 27, 1864 he was united in marriage with Miss Rosanna Grimes, the daughter of a prominent Baptist minister and through the influence of this Christian home he joined the Baptist church and for nearly 70 years was a most devoted member of the church, removing his membership to this church when he came here.  In 1896 they removed their family to this community and from that time have been faithful citizens of Waveland.  His wife preceded him in death, March 8, 1916 and since that time he has made his home with his son, Arthur.  He has been in failing health for the last two years but had only been bed-fast since Saturday being with an attack of influenza.  He was ever a devoted father and grandfather, and always ready to lend a helping hand to the children.   To their union were born 11 children, five of whom have preceded him in death.   He leaves to mourn his loss 6 children: Morton of New Market; John of Byron, Mrs. Harmon Zachary of Waveland; Allen of Legionier; Arthur with whom he lived and Mrs. John Hann of Brazil; one brother, Marshall Tague of Darlington 41 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and hosts of friends.

Doris Geraldine, the infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jess Tague died on July 5 and was buried at Mr. Moriah July 6 after a short funeral service at the home.  The child was born June 27. - Waveland Independent, July 15, 1921

Rev. Joseph TAGUE d. at Westfield on Wednesday morning.  The body has been brought here, and after funeral services at the home of his father, C.A. Tague, this morning, will be interred at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Friday morning. - Waveland Independent, March 26, 1915

The body of the late Joseph Tague was interred at Mount Moriah Cemetery Fri. morning.  A funeral service was held at his own church in Westfield on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. C. S. Smith, former pastor of the Wesleyan Church at Byron, assisted by Revs. T. P. Baker, Lucinda Smith, Aaron Worth and T. R. Eddy.  Rev. C. S. Smith of South Bend, Rev. Lucinda Smith of Kirklin, Marion Stewart, Mrs. Bertha Gerley and Miss Sue Laudic of Westfield, accompanied the body home.  A short service was held at the home of Caswell Tague on Friday morning.  The relatives of the deceased desire especially to thank the members of the Waveland Baptist church for sympathy and assistance.  The following obituary was read:  Joseph B. Tague, son of Caswell and Rosanna Tague, was b. December 3, 1886 in Jefferson County, IN died at his late home in Westfield, IN March 24, 1915 aged 28 years, 3 months 21 days.  He was married to Daisy Baker November 16, 1907.  To this union was born 3 children: Randall, age 5 years, Helois, age 3 years and Sewell, age 7 months.  In the year 1908 he realized his condition without God, sought a new life in Jesus Christ and was b. of God.  He joined the Wesleyan Methodist church near Byron, IN and lived true to the doctrine of the same as long as he lived.  In August 1914 he was given his first circuit in the Westfield charge.  His health being poorly he was not able to preach many times while here, but we trust his devoted life will bring many souls to God.  He was very patient during his affliction, and when asked how he was would always answer, with a smile, "I am better." He was blessed of God with a sweet spirit and was loved by the entire circuit.  In death Jesus was near him, and His glory rested upon him while passing away.  Why one so young and promising for God should be taken, the human mind is not able to comprehend, but we know God is too wise to make a mistake, so we trust all to Him.  He leaves a loving wife, 3 children, a father, mother four brothers, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.  The funeral service was held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Westfield, March 25, conducted by Rev. CS Smith, assisted by Revs. T. P. Baker, Aaron Worth, F. R. Eddy and Lucinda Smith, his pastor.  After this service he was taken to his father's home near Waveland where a song and prayer service was held, March 26.  Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 9 miles southwest of Waveland. - Waveland Independent, March 26, 1915

The body of the late Joseph Tague was interred at Mount Moriah Cemetery Friday morning.  A funeral service was held at his own church in Westfield on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. CS Smith, former pastor of the Wesleyan Church at Byron, assisted by Revs. CS Smith of South Bend, Lucinda Smith of Kirklin, Marion Stewart, Mrs. Bertha Gerley and Miss Sue Laudic of Westfield accompanied the body home.  A short service was held at the home of Caswell Tague on Friday morning. The relatives of the deceased desire especially tot hank the members of the Waveland Baptist Church for sympathy and assistance.  Joseph B. Tague, son of Caswell and Rosanna Tague, was born December 3, 1886 in Jefferson County, Indiana died at his late home in Westfield, Indiana, March 24, 1915, aged 28 years, 3 months 21 days. He was married to Daisy Baker on November 16, 1907. To this union was born 3 children, Randall, age 5, Heloise, age 3 and Sewell, age 7 months. In the year 1908 he realized his condition without God, south a new life in Jesus Christ and was born of God. He joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church near Byron, Indiana and lived true to the doctrine of the same as long as he lived. In August 1914, he was given his first circuit in the  Westfield charge. His health being poorly he was not able to preach many times while here, but we trust his devoted life will bring many souls to God. He was very patient during his affliction, and when asked how he was would always answer, with a smile, "I am better."  He was blessed of God with a sweet spirit, and was loved by the entire circuit.  In death Jesus was near him, and His glory rested upon him while passing away. Why one so young and promising for God should be taken, the human mind is not able to comprehend, but we know god is too wise to make a mistake, so we trust all to Him.  He leaves a loving wife, three children, a father, mother, four brothers, two sisters and a hose of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but our loss is his gain. In his death  the church loses one of her most noble young men. - Waveland Independent, April 9, 1915

TAYLOR

Taylor, Amanda - ( The Terre Haute Tribune, Page 6,  Sunday, August 15, 1943. ) Rosedale, Ind., August 14,   Amanda Taylor, 76 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Kelch in Colfax, Ind., at 6 o'clock Friday evening.  She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Beatty of Griffith, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Walters of Richmond; four sons: Herbert of Lafayette, Harold and Ellis of Rosedale and Loren of Terre Haute, 35 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Cox & Williams Funeral Home (Rosedale) from where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Monday.  Rev. Mathers will officiate.  Burial will be made in Rosedale Cemetery. - Provided by grandson Jim Beaty

Artie M. Taylor died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Nancy Taylor near Byron September 7. Her death is attributed to consumption and took place after about a week's serious illness. The funeral services at the home were conducted by Rev. Albert Tomlinson of Kingman. The body was interred at Fisher Cemetery Wed afternoon. She was about 11 years old and of a lovable disposition. - Waveland Independent, September 11, 1903

Taylor, James A. - ( Terre Haute Tribune, page 2, Thursday,  March 17, 1938 ) Rosedale, Ind., March 17,-----James A. Taylor, 74 years old, died at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home north of here.  Surviving are the widow, Amanda; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Kelch, of Clarks Hill, Mrs. Eleanor Beaty of Griffith, and Mrs. Mary Walters of Rosedale; four sons, Herbert of Lafayette, Harold and Ellis of Rosedale and Loren of Terre Haute; 32 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a daughter-in-law Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Lafayette.  The body was taken to the Cottrell funeral home here and returned to the residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Rosedale cemetery. - Provided by grandson Jim Beaty

Grace Ellen Taylor, 77, of Montezuma died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 21, 1999, in Castle Shannon Nursing Home in Rockville. She was born July 5, 1922, in Dana to Charles Craft and Flora Jones Craft. Her husband, Everett Taylor, died in 1971. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Campbell and Kay Taylor; three sisters, Martha Lindley, Myrtle Harper and Mollie Mont; one brother, Aaron Craft; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services are 3 p.m. Thursday in Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma, with the Rev. Steve Gommel officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today. - Terre Haute Tribune

TEAGUE

Mrs. E. R. Teague - Fannie Catherine, eldest daughter of Alexander and Polly Ephlin, was born in Sugar Creek township, Parke county, Ind., May 22, 1848 and died at her home near Marshall, Ind., May 18, 1914, age 65 years, 11 months and 26 days. During Wm. Smith’s great revival meeting at Linebarger’s chapel in 1867, she was converted and joined the church but after the Baptist church was built at Marshall she with her husband moved their membership to that place to which church she was very much devoted and was always found in her place unless prevented by some unavoidable circumstance.  On August 25, 1875, she was united in holy bonds of matrimony, to E. R. Teague. To this union were born two sons, Edgar of Rockville and Ernest of Marshall. We feel that we can truly say that there never was a more loving and indulgent wife and mother for nothing could add more to her pleasure than to be doing something for her family and perhaps they never realized the love and sacrifice that mother had made until they say her sweet life fast ebbing away and then her kindness, love and devotion was surely returned as they so tenderly watched by her bedside with such vigilance and care and could scarcely close their eyes for a little rest for fear there might be something they could do which would add to her comfort. The sons’  wives, Merza and Mina, whom she dearly loved, were no less devoted, for no daughters could have given their mother better care. She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, two sons and their wives and a dear little grand daughter, Catherine, her namesake, whom she almost idolized, one sister, Mrs. W. M. McIntyre of Marshall and one brother, Josiah Ephlin of near Annapolis besides a host of relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor. Everything was done that human hands and medical skill could do but to no avail, as much as the loving husband and the dear children, clinging to her very life seemingly, tried to keep her.

The boatman with his oar    Ferried to the other shore.    We cannot understand God’s mysteries,    But f we would push afar the gates of life   And stand within and all God’s workings see, We could interpret all this doubt and strife, And for each mystery could find a key. But not today’ then be content, poor heart!  God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold, We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart, Time will reveal the calyxes of gold. And if thru patient toil we reach the land, Where tired feet with sandals loose may rest; When we shall clearly know and understand, I think that we will say, God knew the best.”    -     Funeral services were held Wednesday.  Rockville Republican, May 27, 1914, pg 3.

Thomas TEAGUE, 62, better known as Dick Teague, died at his home in Rockville on Thursday of last week. Mrs. Jennie Burford, a sister, attended the funeral on Sunday. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Barr of Bloomingdale, and Mrs. Frances Bedwell of Detroit, and one son, George Teague of Bellmore. - Waveland Independent, April 1, 1937

“Fannie Catherine, eldest daughter of Alexander and Polly EPHLIN, was born in Sugar Creek township, Parke county, Ind., May 22, 1848 and died at her home near Marshall, Ind., May 18, 1914, age 65 years, 11 months and 26 days.  During Wm. Smith’s great revival meeting at Linebarger’s chapel in 1867, she was converted and joined the church but after the Baptist church was built at Marshall she with her husband moved their membership to that place to which church she was very much devoted and was always found in her place unless prevented by some unavoidable circumstance.  On August 25, 1875, she was united in holy bonds of matrimony, to E. R. TEAGUE.  To this union were born two sons, Edgar of Rockville and Ernest of Marshall.  We feel that we can truly say that there never was a more loving and indulgent wife and mother for nothing could add more to her pleasure than to be doing something for her family and perhaps they never realized the love and sacrifice that mother had made until they say her sweet life fast ebbing away and then her kindness, love and devotion was surely returned as they so tenderly watched by her bedside with such vigilance and care and could scarcely close their eyes for a little rest for fear there might be something they could do which would add to her comfort.  The sons’ wives, Merza and Mina, whom she dearly loved, were no less devoted, for no daughters could have given their mother better care.  She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband, two sons and their wives and a dear little granddaughter, Catherine, her namesake, whom she almost idolized, one sister, Mrs. W. M. McIntyre of Marshall and one brother, Josiah Ephlin of near Annapolis besides a host of relatives and friends.  She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor.  Everything was done that human hands and medical skill could do but to no avail, as much as the loving husband and the dear children, clinging to her very life seemingly, tried to keep her.  The boatman with his oar  Ferried to the other shore.  We cannot understand God’s mysteries,  But f we would push afar the gates of life  And stand within and all God’s workings see,  We could interpret all this doubt and strife,  And for each mystery could find a key.  But not today’ then be content, poor heart!  God’s plans like lilies pure and white unfold, We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart,  Time will reveal the calyxes of gold.  And if thru patient toil we reach the land,  Where tired feet with sandals loose may rest;  When we shall clearly know and understand, I think that we will say, God knew the best.   Funeral services were held Wednesday.”  - Rockville Republican May 27, 1914, pg. 3. (Submitted by Anita Ellis)

Myrtle TEAGUE nee Burkhart, daughter of Frank and Minerva E. Burkhart was born in Howard Township, Parke County, Indiana July 9, 1882, died at her home in Sugar Creek Township, March 27, 1903, aged 20 years, 8 months 18 days. She was united in marriage to Everett son of H. D. and Sarah Teague May 22, 1901.  Deceased had been a constant sufferer of that fatal malady (consumption) for 28 months yet with patience she bore her suffering and misfortune to her own glory and honor.  She is gone, but her kind words and unfaltering love for dear ones, remain never to be blotted out.  "She that hath light within her own breast may sit in the center of the night and enjoy bright day."  Such was true of the subject of this sketch, who is second bright gem of the Sugar Creek Twp Alumni Association taken from the class of' 98.  And now, farewell, Myrtle, you have gone to claim the golden crown that angels wear.  May you and your husband, together with all your relatives and friends meet in that sweet "Bye and Bye."  Who will say that this life has not wrought a positive and permanent good in the great tide of human existence?  Funeral services were conducted at the residence on the 27th by Rev. Sarah McKey.  Immediately following the funeral services interment took place in Wolf Creek cemetery, witnessed by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends.  She leaves a dear and devoted husband, two brothers, two sisters, father, mother and numerous aunts, uncles and various other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.  We tender to the bereaved family our heart felt sympathy mingled with the profoundest regret in this sad event, which has deprived them of a true and loving wife, daughter and sister and the community of a kind and sympathetic neighbor.  To you, my dear Bro. Vestal, I extend my deepest fraternal sorrow, friendship and love.  Yours in FCB Clarence Teague. - Public Library, Local History Room, copied and typed by Karen Bazzani Zach  July 20, 2007

 

THOMAS

A. L. THOMAS died at his home near Bellmore February 25, 1890 aged 72 years 9 months 25 days.  Albert Lyman Thomas was born in Saratoga County New York April 30, 1817 and moved with his father's family to Fayette County, Indiana in 1825.  In the spring of 1852 he moved to Parke County and settled on the farm where he died. In 1841 he married Harriet Dale.  To them were born 4 sons, 3 daughters of whom one son and one daughter area dead.  Death entered his household again, August 11, 1871 and deprived him of the companion of his youth.  March 11, 1873 he married Sarah F. Wilmet (?) who survives him.  Early in life he joined the Regular Baptist Church and February 23, 1855, he united with the Baptist Church at New Discovery by letter, September 18, 1858, he and his wife together with 8 others were dismissed from New Discovery to organize union Church at Hollandsburg of which he was a member at the time of his death.  His knowledge of the Bible and of church policy was equal to if not superior to that of anyone else in his community.  During his last illness which commenced October he suffered greatly.  He knew that death was near and met the summons.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. K. Fuson and remains of the deceased were buried at Mt. Moriah.  - Rockville Republican, March 5, 1890

Thomas, Ezra  ( Paper unknown, but we assume it is from a Rockville paper -- thanks to Ezra Thomas's great grandson, Steve for this obituary )Ezra was the oldest child of Albert and Harriet Thomas, born in Fayette County, IN, December 22, 1841; died September 28, 1922 at the age of 80 years, 9 months and 6 days. He was married to Susan Collings August 2, 1863. To them were born 8 children. His wife and three children preceded him in death and five children, nine grandchildren and two great-grand children together with one brother and one sister, are left to mourn their loss.  He was admitted into Hollandsburg Baptist church in 1863, after relating an experience that had been made manifest to him by the spirit that Christ hung on the cross for and was a firm believer in the blessed promises of the master, also of the shalls and the wills of the word of God. This qualification together with his character, made him live the life of a true Christian, a student of the bible and always ready to give an account of the new birth, a man of good judgment, a wise advisor, one that was a noble companion, raising a family that is held in respect by all that new them. In his death we have lost a true father and a brother. But what is our loss is his eternal gain, for from his life we can well know that he has gone home to meet his dear ones. Now let us profit by his life and prepare to follow him. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Hollandsburg church, conducted by Rev. George Fuson of Fairbanks. Burial at Mt. Moriah cemetery.

Thomas, Charles -  (Paper unknown, but it is assumed Rockville Tribune,  1951) -- Charles Thomas, 77 years old, of Rockville, RR 1, died in the Vermillion County hospital Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  He had been a patient there a week.   A native of Parke County, Mr. Thomas was the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Thomas.   He was a member of the Portland Mills Christian Church.  Survivors include the widow, Winnie Thomas; a son, Jamie Thomas of Rockville, RR 1, a sister, Mrs. Lottie Black of Delphi and a granddaughter, Mrs. Alberta Butler of Rockville.  The body remained at the Barnes mortuary until noon today, when it was taken to the Portland Mills church for funeral services.  Burial was in Mt. Moriah cemetery.

Clarence Elbert Thomas, 73-year-old retired school teacher, died Friday afternoon at his home on Rt. 1 Tangier.  Born July 15, 1890 at Montmorenci, he was a son of Herschel and Rhoda Wilson Thomas. He was married to Cynthia Brown, who preceded him in death. On September 15, 1949 he was wed to Kathleen Allen Hankins, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Edwards of Topeka, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Hankins, at home; three sons, Freeman of Lakeside, Ariz., Herschel of Pendleton and Leo of Newport; four sisters, Mrs. Gertie Millikan and Mrs. Belle Millikan, both of near Tangier, Mrs. Lula Nicklas of Covington and Mrs. Bessie Caughrean of San Francisco, and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Paul, is dead.  Mr. Thomas began teaching at Cates after attending Normal School at Marion, and he taught also at Tangier, Otterbein, Cayuga, Kingman and Perrysville. His teaching career covered a period of 34 years.  He was a member of Masonic Lodge 314 of Kingman.  Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Woodrow Funeral Home in Kingman, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Ruth Isaacs will officiate, and burial will be in Oakland Cemetery at Montezuma. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 06 Jun 1964, Page 002 – shared by Karen Zach

Clifford C. Thomas, of Indianapolis, formerly of Rockville, died at 8:30 p.m., January 30 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a short illness.  Mr. Thomas had worked at the Indiana State Sanatorium many years ago and was with the State Farm Bureau in Indianapolis for 35 years.  Survivors include the widow, Bonnie Thomas; three brothers, Joe J. Thomas of Rockville , Jesse Thomas of Milligan, and Chester Thomas of Marshall and one sister, Mary Maenhout of North Liberty .  Services will be held at 2:30 today [Thursday] at the Conkle Funeral Parlor, Speedway , with interment in Washington Park , North. – Rockville Tribune, 03 February 1966 - [contributed by Sandra J. Lee  KSFarms@aol.com]

Thomas, Daniel E. -   ( unknown source/ Newspaper ) -- Daniel E., second child and only son of James E. and Gladys Thomas, was b. October 26 and died October 30, 1926.  The little sunbeam came to brighten the home for just a few brief days.  Although he was here for so short a time he is sadly missed by his mother, father and little sister, Alberta, who is too small to remember long "little brother."  Though the loss gives us heartache and sorrow we know that it is his gain for he has reached a heavenly home, where sorrow cannot enter.  So with David of old we can say, "Tho he cannot come again unto me, I can go to him."  Short services were conducted at the home at 11 a.m. Sunday and buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Thanks to Alberta Butler for this one

Thomas, Floyd Bain -   (paper unknown, but it is assumed Rockville Tribune, March  1909 ) -- Floyd Bain Thomas, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Thomas, was born October 3, 1898; died March 26, 1909, age 10 years, 5 months and 23 days. Early in the morning of the fatal day, he went to the barn to attend to the lambs.  After being gone longer than usual, his father went to search for him and found him lying unconscious near one of the horse's feet.  He lingered until 3:30 when he past peacefully away.  Floyd, as he was familiarly known was faithful to every charge, always ready to leave his play to obey any call from his parents.  He was the pride of his mother's heart, obedient to his teacher, kind and loving to his schoolmates.  He leaves the father and mother, brother and sister besides a host of friends and neighbors to mourn his sad and sudden death.  Although Floyd is gone he still lives in our hearts and we know that his pure little soul is with the one who loves him far better than any earthly parent ever could love, but it is hard to think so now.  Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church at Hollandsburg last Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  Interment at Mt. Moriah.  Rev. C.O. Sherrill of Otterbein U. B. Church officiated. 

Frank M. Thomas, 93-year-old former Parke County resident, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph's Hospital at Mishawaka.  A native of this county, he was a son of Harry and Mary Hester Thomas and was born October 15, 1870. Most of his life was spent in Parke County.  Surviving are two sons, Clare of Mishawaka and Wilbur of Midway, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Bedo of South Bend, Mrs. Willard Hayes of Mishawaka and Mrs. Harry Johnson of South Chicago Heights, Ill.; a brother, Otto of Alva, Okla., and several grandchildren.  Funeral services are announced for 2 p.m. Friday at the Barnes Mortuary. Burial will be in the Barnes Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Thursday. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 25 March 1964, Page 014 - shared by Karen Zach

Thomas, George - Rockville Tribune, June 14, 1939 -- George Thomas, age 62 years, prominent farmer of Jackson Township, was fatally injured some time Friday afternoon when the tractor he was driving overturned, pining him beneath it.  Details of the accident have not been determined by Coroner B. H. Branson, who investigated. Mr. Thomas was alone at the time of the accident, which is thought to have occurred about 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The body was found by Mrs. Thomas and a son, Herbert, about 8o'clock in the evening who had gone out to investigate the reason for his failure to come home.  Mr. Thomas was operating the tractor along a bluff about 2 or 3 miles from the house when in some manner it slipped over the side and turned over several times. His skull was fractured and he was injured internally.  It is thought that he was killed instantly.  Surviving besides the widow, Vada Morlan Thomas, are three sons, Herbert of Jackson Township, Gilbert of Port Arthur, TX and Norbert of Chicago; a daughter, Valla Mae of Indianapolis; two brothers, Robert of near Reelsville and William of Greencastle and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Beatty of near Ferndale. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. yesterday at the residence with interment in the Calcutta cemetery.

George W. THOMAS, a farmer of Southwest Parke County was killed on Friday afternoon when his tractor went over a bluff and pinned him down. - Waveland Independent, June 15, 1939

Thomas, Guy Allen -   Guy Allen, infant son of James E. and Gladys Thomas was b. January 24, 1928 and passed away Fr. morning February 3, 1928 aged 11 days.  Disease so weakened the little body that the spirit returned to God, from whom it came.  He is sadly missed by his parents and little sister, Alberta.  "Just another sunbeam to brighten the day, And then taken so soon away, but our hearts are full, of his wondrous love, for we know he is in that Blessed Home above." - unknown newspaper, contributed by Alberta Thomas Butler

The crossroads in Milligan which has already been the scene of several auto accidents had another on Sunday afternoon about 4 that resulted in the death of one girl, Pauline THOMAS and seriously inured to seven other people.  John St. Clair and W. H. Cummings were coming from the east on their way to Montezuma when they collided with a car coming from the south driven by Carl Layden of Lafayette. The Thomas girl was instantly killed, her neck being broken and her head crushed.  It was at first reported that Cummings and Sinclair would both die but later reports say they will recover. They are B&O employees and were going to take charge of their train at Montezuma. There were six persons in the car driven by Layden. Warren Abney, owner of the car was cut and bruised; Mrs. Abney had a broken leg and cuts; Letha Abney had either her back or pelvis broken; E. W. Mulvey had a broken arm. The driver escaped with minor injuries. The body of Miss Thomas was brought to the Machledt undertaking rooms.  The railroad men were removed to the City Hospital, Indianapolis and the other injured parties to St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette. Funeral services for the dead girl were held at the home near Portland Mills Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 in charge of Rev. H. Ray Sigler. Burial at Bruin Cemetery near Guion. She was 21` years old and had been a pupil in Greene Consolidated school.   - Waveland Independent, September 18, 1931

“Fannie, daughter of Dr. Seth and Amanda J. THOMAS, was born near Wingate, Ind., in Montgomery county, march 27, 1861; departed this life Jan. 27, 1914, age 52 years, 10 months.   Since her marriage to Winslow Skelton, Feb. 13, 1877, she has been a resident of Nyesville.  To this union were born six children all of whom with the husband, survive her.  The children are:  Mrs. A. J. Asberry of Bellmore; Ralph M. of Gillespie, Ill., Harry J. of near Mecca and Love, Leslie and Clare.  She united with the U.B. church at Sand Creek in 1888 and was faithful until her death.  She was afflicted for several years and during the last two she suffered intensely.  She bore her illness bravely and patiently and never seemed downhearted.  She was a good wife and loving mother.  She was always ready to lend a helping hand and do anything she could to aid her neighbors.  She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and her many, many, friends.  Funeral services were held at the U.B. church, Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. O.P. Cooper the present pastor and Rev. Shrigley of Marshall.   We wish to express our sincere thanks for the kindness and sympathy shown to us by the neighbors and friends during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Winslow Skelton. Also for the Beautiful floral offerings sent by the Judson school, the Community club and Aid society.  Winslow Skelton and Children”   Rockville Republican February 4, 1914 (Submitted by Anita Ellis

Mrs. Winnie THOMAS, age 83, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She is Survived by one son, James E. Thomas of R.R. 1, Rockville; a granddaughter and two great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Portland Mills church.  The body was taken to the Branson funeral home where last rites were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The Rev C.C. Griggs was in charge and burial was at Mt. Moriah.  - Unknown newspaper

October 5, at Bellmore, Mrs. Sanford THOMAS, of consumption, aged 25 years. Reported by Hargrave & Elson, funeral directors, Rockville Republican, October 10, 1888

Mrs. William THOMAS of Nyesville died Saturday night of consumption aged 39. She leaves five small children. The funeral took place on Monday. - Rockville Republican  31 March 1897

THOMPSON

Andrew Jackson THOMPSON, 95, died Wednesday February 8, 1956 at the home of his foster-daughter, Mrs. George Brooks, Sr. in Waveland. Mr. Thompson had been in failing health the past four years. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 Friday afternoon at the Machledt & Servies Funeral Home here with burial in McGee Cemetery, Vermillion, Ill. Mr. Thompson was born December 17, 1860 at Mansfield in Parke County, the son of Jesse and Sarah Thompson. He was married to Sarah A. Wright at Paris, Illinois January 6, 1887. He was a member of the Christian Church. Besides the foster-daughter, Mrs. Brooks he is survived by three grandsons, George Brooks, Jr.; Eugene Brooks and Pearl Brooks, all of Crawfordsville; and 7 great grandchildren. - Tri-County News, Waveland, Indiana Thursday, 09 February 1956

DROWNED  - Cecil THOMPSON of Howard Township Meets Death while Bathing. Cecil Thompson, aged 19, was drowned in Sugar creek a mile above the narrows Friday evening between 5 and 6 o’clock. He with a boy companion named Moore and two little girls had tone to the creek to wade. The three last named were standing on the bank watching Thompson who was standing in the water on a large submerged rock, splashing about. Suddenly he stepped off and went down. As he came up he shouted for help, but the others supposed him jesting. He shouted again and then sank from sight. Realizing that the worst had happened Moore waded out on the rock but could see nothing of the body, the water being very deep at that place. The alarm was then given and Chauncy Lusk who lives near by came with a rake with which the body was pulled to the surface. Efforts at resuscitation were made and Dr. Powell was summoned from Marshall, but he could be of no assistance as Thompson was beyond help when take from the water. The dead boy was the only son of Mrs. Nancy Thomson, a widow, living about four miles northeast of Marshall. He had just returned a few days previous from Danville, Ind. where he attended Central Normal college.  - Rockville Republican, August 7, 1901  (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

Drowned in Sugar Creek Word was received here late Friday afternoon that Cecil THOMPSON had been drowned in Sugar Creek. Later it was learned that in company with a boy of about his own age, named Claude Moore, he had been bathing in the creek just below the Narrows. After diving in a deep place, on coming up he called for help. But Moore supposed that he was just in fun and did not try to assist him until it was too late. He secured help, and after about an hour the body was found face down between two rocks. It was removed to hi home about three miles southeast. The coroner held an inquest and returned a verdict of accidental drowning. It is supposed that he was seized with cramps. Young Moore was overcome with grief, as he and the dead boy had been close friends. The place bears an evil reputation, no less than thirty-nine persons have met their death by drowning at that spot. Charles Cecil, son of Thomas B. and Nancy E. Thompson was born February 26, 1882. He was buried at Bethany cemetery after services conducted by Rev. Mr. Hixon, of Marhsall. He leaves a widowed mother and two sisters. He was well known here, having attended the public schools for several years and a member of the class of ’03. During the summer he attended the Central Normal, at Danville, taking the Commercial Course. The following is contributed: “His early years were marked by piety, and his faith in prayer was a strength to many older persons. His greatest pleasure was in science, and most of his time at home was spent in searching the truths of Nature. The light of his home is gone. The birds sing just as sweetly. The flowers bloom just as brightly. But darkness and gloom surround the hearts of those whose life was bound to his life. But He who doeth all things well, knoweth why these things should be; and though now we see as thought a glass darkly, we then shall see face to face.” (Note: This clearly says he was a member of the class of ‘03 but the paper is definitely August 9, 1901).  - The Waveland Independent, August 9, 1901 (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

Daniel THOMPSON, age 54, a prominent farmer of near Roachdale and the son of John T. Thompson, former county commissioner, living E. of Hollandsburg, died in Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville at 11 o'clock Mon. morning as a result of burns received in a kerosene explosion which occurred early that morning as he was starting a fire in the kitchen stove.  The blast blew the windowpanes out and the fire which spread rapidly destroyed the house and contents.  Members of the family did not know just how the explosion occurred.  They said Mr. T. had gone to the kitchen to start a fire and was carrying a five-gallon can of kerosene.  He rushed out of the house following the explosion and was found by his wife and daughter Clarel rolling in mud and water in the yard in an attempt to extinguish the flames.  His clothing was nearly burned from his body.  Mrs. Thompson and daughter summoned aid and Mr. T. was rushed to the Crawfordsville hospital in a neighbor's automobile.  A chair, one rug and a cedar chest were the only articles saved from the home, a two-story residence to which 3 rooms had recently been added.  Mr. Thompson was born in Parke Co. July 16, 1883, son of John T. and Mary Thomas Thompson.  He was married to Elsie Porter January 1, 1906 and had lived in the Roachdale community for about 16 years.  He was an active member of the Roachdale Christian Church.  Besides the father, the widow and daughter at home, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Olin Leonard of near Roachdale and Mrs. Harold Taylor of E.  Lansing, MI; a son, Daniel Wayne Thompson, a student at Purdue; a granddaughter, Barbara Ann Leonard; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Bain of near Turkey Run; Miss Lennie Thompson of near Hollandsburg and Mrs. Nellie McGaughey of Roachdale; four brothers, Lawrence Thompson of Texas; Lyman and Omar Thompson of Bellmore.  The body was brought to the home of the daughter, Mrs. Leonard.  Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Roachdale Christian Church, Rev. Leland Plew of Indianapolis officiated. Burial in Roachdale Cemetery. - Unknown newspaper

The death of Mrs. Emily J. THOMPSON, 80 years of age, occurred at her home here Tuesday morning at 3:45 o'clock. She had been ill for several months.  Mrs. Thompson, a daughter of Elisha and Samantha Denman Remington, was born in Raccoon township and spent her entire life in Parke Co. On January 29, 1885, she was married to William Hiner Thompson, who died January 30, 1925.  About 4 years after his death she moved to Rockville and has since made this her home.  She was a member of the Rockville Methodist church, the Judge White Bible class and the Parke Co. War Mothers.   Surviving are two sons, Benjamin R.  Thompson of Rockville, Parke L. Thompson of South bend; two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Overpeck, Rockville and Mrs. Russell E. Powers, Terre Haute; two grandchildren; William and Mary Thompson; two step grandchildren, Richard K. and Barbara E. Powers, Terre Haute; one sister, Mrs. W. N . Greene, Topeka, KS; one brother, Benj. H. Remington of Raccoon township and several nieces and nephews.  The body was taken to the home of her daughters, Mrs. H. M. Overpeck, Tues. afternoon.  Short services will be held there Thursday afternoon, followed by services at 2:00 p.m. at the Methodist church in charge of the Rev. Stanley Hall of Rosedale, assisted by the Rev. R. V. Saylor. Burial in Memory Garden cemetery.  - Rockville Tribune, June 21, 1939

 

James W. THOMPSON, son of Richard K. and Sarah A. Thompson, was born April 12, 1866, near Bellmore, Ind., in which vicinity he spent his entire life with the exception of the last eight months, during which time he resided in Rockville.  He departed this life, April 21, 1914, age 48 years and 9 days.  He was married to Mary E. Branson, Dec. 21, 1893.  To this union were born two daughters, Ruth and Grace. He had been a member of the K. of P. order for 18 years, joining first at Rockville and then moving his membership to Bellmore when that lodge was instituted.  He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two daughters, two brothers, three sisters and a host of relatives and friends.  He was ever a kind and affectionate husband and loving father.  Altho he had many afflictions, he bore them bravely.  He was of jovial  (a) disposition, always thoughtful of others, especially his family, and he was so anxious to give his girls an education.  Funeral services were held at the home, Thursday morning by Rev. A. I. Miller.  Afterwards he was laid to rest in the Rockville cemetery by the  Knights of Pythias.  Rockville Republican - April 29, 1914  (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

John T. THOMPSON, age 89, prominent resident of Union Twp, and former Parke Co. commissioner, died at his home of east of Hollandsburg Thurs afternoon of last week, following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Thompson was b. near Bardstown, KY in 1850 and came to Indiana with his parents, William Jackson and Martha Beam Thompson in 1854.  Since that time, with the exception of a few years spent in Ill, he has lived in Parke Co.  He was married in 1876 to Mary J. Thomas who preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Portland Mills Christian Church, serving as an elder for over 40 years.  He served two terms as a member of the county board of commissioners elected on the Republican ticket.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Ora McGaughey of Russellville; four sons, Lawrence of Waxahachie, Tex; Lyman and Omer of Union Twp and Arthur of Rockville; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  For about 58 years Mrs. Thompson lived on his farm in Union Township, which is now occupied by his son, Omer and family.  For the last year with Mr. & Mrs. Connelley  he had lived on another farm in the same community.   The body was removed to the home of Omer Thompson, Friday and at 1 o'clock sat. afternoon was taken to the Portland Mills church where fun. services were held at 2 o'clock.  Rev. H. O.  Bratton of Bainbridge officiated. and the obit. was read by Rev. CC Griggs.  Two hymns, "When I’ve Gone the Last Mile of the Way" and "Gods' Tomorrow" were sung by Rev. Griggs, accompanied by Mrs. Griggs.  Bur. was made in Mt. Moriah cemetery.  The pallbearers were Hershell and Clifford Bain; Ralph Sands, Wayne Thompson, Cloyd Thompson, grandsons and Jamie Thomas.  Grandchildren. who carried flowers were Doris and Della McGaughey; Alice Jane, Geneva and Mary Thompson, Marjorie Sands, Mrs. Ralph Sands and Arthur Thompson, Jr. - Rockville Republican, August 31, 1939 - from Alberta Butler

Parke Lee Thompson of South Bend, age 81, died in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital,  Thursday evening May 6.  He was a member of the South Bend First Christian Church, was a veteran of World War I and had retired from Uni-Royal Company.  Surviving are the widow, Pearl ; and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Overpeck and Mrs. Madge Powers, both of Rockville .  Funeral services were held at Barnes Mortuary this morning [Monday] with Rev. James O. Trousdale officiating.  Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery . - The Rockville Republican, 10 May 1976 - [contributed by Sandra J. Lee  KSFarms@aol.com]

Mrs. Sam Smith received word on Tuesday that her brother, James THOMPSON had been killed by falling downstairs at Rosedale and rupturing a blood vessel.  Mr. Thompson's home was at Rockville, but he was engaged in building a road near Rosedale.  He had expected to Terre Haute with his brother on the morning train to buy some horses.  He leaves a wife and two children.  The funeral was held yesterday.  Mr. Thompson has visited here frequently and formerly lived near Bellmore   - Waveland Independent, April 24, 1914

Thomas THOMPSON of Bellmore, who has been building gravel roads in the vicinity of Terre Haute was fatally injured at Stop 10 on the Brazil traction line on Wednesday morning of last week.  He was driving parallel to a traction car and it is supposed that his auto struck a rut and was thrown onto the track in front of it.  His skull was crushed and his right leg broken in two places.  The Tribune says; "According to the motorman of the car, Thompson, who has been doing some work on a bridge east of Stop 10- was driving beside the track just ahead of the car, when suddenly the auto appeared to strike a rut and was hurled directly in the path of the interurban.  The auto was struck squarely and hurled to the side of the road.  Thompson was picked up a dozen feet away, unconscious."  The accident took place at 11 o'clock and he died at 3 in the afternoon in a Terre Haute hospital.  The body was interred at Rockville.  It will be remembered that a brother, James Thompson, was killed at Rosedale, a few months ago by falling down the hotel stairs.  The men were brother-in-law of the late Samuel Smith. - Waveland Independent, July 23, 1915

Mrs. Frank B. THOMPSON rites were held Saturday afternoon from the Browns Valley Christian Church, Rev. Paul Osborne officiating. Mrs. Thompson was born in Parke County September 11, 1886 the daughter of Frank & Jane Carmichael and was married to Frank B. Thompson in Parke Co, January 24, 1904.  There survive her going, her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Whitecotton of Waveland and Mrs. Ruth Fisher of Advance; a son, Robert F. Thompson of Cayuga; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Kerr of Rockville; and Mrs. Sarah Wiley of Greencastle; four brothers, Albert Carmichael of Rockville; Fred and Charles of Greencastle and Raymond of Indianapolis and four grandchildren. Burial in Indian Creek Cemetery. - Waveland Independent, April 29, 1948

Frank B. THOMPSON, 61, was stricken Sunday suddenly by a heart attack while attending a family reunion at Rockville and died within a few minutes.  Mr. Thompson was born Oct 30, 1890 in Parke County, the son of Robert H. and Lillie L. KERR Thompson.  In 1909 he married Lenora Ann CARMICHAEL who preceded him in death in 1948.  He was a member of the Browns Valley Christian Church and had followed the occupation of farmer all his life.  There survive a son, Robert of Cayuga; two daughters, Mrs. John WHITECOTTON of Waveland Mrs. Robert FISHER of Jamestown; a brother, Hiner Thompson of Bloomington and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock at Browns Valley Christian Church.  Burial was at Indian Creek Cemetery.   - Waveland Independent, July 10, 1952

Mrs. Florence E. THOMPSON, age 83, passed away at her residence in Marshall at 5:30 Sunday morning July 1 after several months illness. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth RATCLIFF EWBANK and was a highly respected citizen of Marshall and was a person unusually close and fond of her family.  Her husband, Clay Thompson, and a daughter, Charlotte preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church and OES of Marshall.  Surviving are 3 daughters: Mrs. Ayliffe NICKELL and Mrs. Shirley MARTIN of Marshall and Mrs. Kathlene KIRKLEY of Indianapolis; two sons, Randall of Bloomingdale RR and Col. Forest C. Thompson of Arlington, Va; 8 grandchildren; 5 greats and several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Davies Funeral Home, Marshall and funeral services were held at 1:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at Marshall Baptist Church.  Rev. Milo Hinckle officiated and burial was in Wolfe Creek Cemetery. - Tri-County News, Thursday, July 6, 1956

Ben THOMPSON, prominent educator and teacher in Parke Co. schools for nearly 50 years suffered a fatal heart attack in Greene Township High School Tuesday morning. His tragic death was wholly unexpected.  After graduating from Bridgeton High School 1907, he took his 4th and Senior course in Rockville HS the next year.  He then entered ISTC and after graduating, took post-grad work in Indiana University.  Benjamin R. Thompson was born Oct 12, 1887, the son of William Hiner Thompson and Emily Remington Thompson, who lived north of Bridgeton on a farm.  In 1922, he was married to Lula Welch.  He was a member of the Rockville Methodist Church, where he had taught different classes over a period of 25 years; Parke Lodge No. 8 F&AM and a World War I veteran, having served in the Navy. He is survived by the wife; a son, William of Sherpardsville, Kentucky; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Kaleel of Daulton, Illinois; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Overpeck and Mrs. Russell Powers, both of Rockville; a brother, Park of South Bend and one grandson, David Kaleel.  Funeral services will be held at the Rockville Methodist Church at 2:30 Friday afternoon.  Rev. Chester Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Memory Garden.  Friends may call at the Branson Funeral Home after 1 p.m. - Tri-County News, Thursday, January 26, 1945

Thomas B. THOMPSON was born February 27, 1842 and departed this life Monday, October 9, 1893, at his residence, four miles northeast of Marshall, after an illness of three weeks, of typhoid fever, supposed to have been brought on by fatigue while attending the National encampment at Indianapolis in September.  He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Musgrave twenty six years ago the present month. He joined the M. E. church about fifteen years ago.  Comrade Thompson enlisted in Co. "A" 85th Indiana regiment as private and was mustered out as sergeant. After serving faithfully three years he received an honorable discharge. He was a true loyal soldier as his comrades who served with him will testify.  His remains were conveyed from his late home to the M. E. church at Marshall were a crowded house was waiting. A voluntary was played by the organist when the remains were being carried into the church. After which a hymn was sung by the choir and a fervent prayer was offered by the presiding elder of the M E church, Rev. Mr. Middleton, of Crawfordsville. He then preached from the text, "I am the resurrection and the life, " giving some good advice, dwelling on the moral habits of the deceased, and speaking cheering words to the widow and fatherless children." After services at the church the remains were taken in charge by the G.A.R. and borne to the cemetery, north of town, where the usual ritual services of the G.A.R. were held. The body was then placed in the grave to await the last roll call. E. W. H. - Rockville Republican, October 18, 1893

Mrs. Laura Gillum received word Monday by air mail from Long Beach, California telling of the death of Florine, wife of Wayne L. THOMPSON, her grandson and a former resident of Tangier. She died following an operation leaving a little son, Allen, 17 months old, the husband, father mother and many relatives and friends. - Rockville Tribune January 12, 1927

Laura THOMPSON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thompson, of 825 Indiana Ave., died Thursday morning.  The funeral will be held in private at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with burial at Catlin, IN. – Terre Haute Tribuen, Monday, November 12, 1920, Page 2 - - shared by Carolyn Schwab

TOBIN

William H. TOBIN, 56, former wholesale  coal  dealer committed suicide late Saturday by shooting himself through the  heart  at his rooms in the Columbia Club, Indianapolis according to word  received  here.  He was well known as a brother of Mrs. Michael Kelley.  - Rockville Tribune, January 12, 1927

TOLIN

ROY W. TOLIN, 73, of Rural Route one, Montezuma, died at 7 a.m. Friday at his home.  A veteran of World War II, he was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, a former member of Parke County Council, a past president of Parke County Fair Board, a farmer and a 1927 graduate of Purdue University.  Mr. Tolin was a member of the Rockville United Methodist Church, Purdue Ag Alumni Association, AGR Fraternity and Indiana Angus Breeders Association.  Surviving are his wife, Ina Mae; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marilou Peacock of Route one, Montezuma; and Dr. Sue Ann Tolin of Blacksburg, VA; 3 sons, John D. Tolin of Upland, CA; Joe R. Tolin of Crawfordsville, and James W. Tolin of Montezuma Route one; 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Butler Funeral Home.  Rev. Alvin L. Wilson will officiate at the services and burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with military graveside services.  Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today.- The Daily Clintonian, Monday, December 18, 1978, Page  8, shared by Carolyn Schwab

TRAVIS

Travis, Claude - ( Waveland Independent, July 24, 1914 )-- The wife of Claude Travis died in Ft. Wayne, Sun.  Mr. Travis had charge of the ME Church here for a short time.  Funeral services were held at Newport where Mrs. Travis was born.  She leaves two daughters aged 7 and 5 respectively.

TRINE

Trine, Mary Bell - ( Parke County Sentinel of April 9, 1984 )    Mary Bell Trine, 73, Terre Haute, died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at her home. She was the sister of Paul Trotzke of Rockville. Born January 11, 1911 in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Otto and Edith Leroy Trotzke. She married Walter Trine, who survives. She had served as a missionary to Guatemala for eight years and later worked for Marathon Oil Company and Indiana State University. A 1930 graduate of Pimento High School and of Immanuel Missionary Bible College in Colorado, she was a member of the First Nazarene Church. Other survivors include three stepsons, James Trine of Redman, Illinois, and Leslie and Robert Trine, both of Paris, Illinois; two stepdaughters Dorothy Colter and Roberta Trine, both of Paris; a sister, Beulah Smith of Fort Wayne; two other brothers, Ray Trotzke of Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Arthur Trotzke of Farmersburg; 16 step grandchildren and 19 step great- grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at DeBaun Funeral Home in Terre Haute with burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.     

TRUEMAN

Trueman, Thomas - (Rockville Tribune, June 7, 1939) -- Thomas Trueman, 76, prominent farmer of Washington Township, died at his home E. of Marshall Sunday evening, after a lingering illness of heart trouble.  He was born at Wyndotte, Michigan on March 23, 1863, a son of Alexander and Mary Jane Docherty Trueman. He was united in marriage to Ida Dooley on September 20, 1888. Mr. Trueman had been owner of a general store here, had served as trustee of Washington Twp. from 1908-1914 and since that time had been a farmer.  He was a member of the Marshall Presbyterian church and Masonic lodge. He is survived by the widow, one daughter, Mrs. John Cummings, two sisters, Mrs. Susie Cummings and Mrs. Mae Post of Detroit, Mich.  a son, Barton A. Trueman, a WW veteran died in 1921.  Funeral services were held Tues. afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with the pastor Rev.  Frederick Cromer in charge. Burial in Bethany cemetery.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Ida Trueman age 72 years who died Friday night at Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville after a lingering illness.  Mrs. Trueman was born near Marshall, November 6, 1868 a daughter of Barton and Harriet Dooley and was a lifelong resident of that community.  She was married September 20, 1888 to Thomas Trueman who died two years ago.  A son and a daughter also preceded her in death.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John Cummings of Marshall; two brothers, C. B. Dooley of Waveland and Silas Dooley of Marshall.  Mrs. Trueman was an active member of the Marshall Presbyterian Church.  The funeral services were held at the country home east of Marshall with Rev. Paul Shults, pastor of the Marshall Federated Church in charge.  Burial in Bethany Cemetery. Source: Waveland Independent, August 7, 1941

TRUMAN

Thomas TRUMAN, a well known farmer who lived East of Marshall died Sunday afternoon.  He was born March 23, 1863 in Wyndott, Michigan.  In 1888 he married Ida DOOLEY who survives him, with a daughter, Mrs. Susie CUMMINGS of Marshall.  A son, Barton, who was a WW veteran died several years ago. He carried on a nursery business for several years in addition to his farming. He served one term in the state legislature. - Waveland Independent, June 8, 1939  

TRUMP

Trump, Mrs. Thomas - Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Barton drove to Hollandsburg, Wednesday to be present at the funeral of Mrs. Thomas Trump.  The burial was at Mt. Pisgah.  On account of the very dry weather, much difficulty was had in getting the grave dug.  Mrs. Trump suffered a paralytic strove 17 weeks ago.  Mr. Trump is a brother of Mrs. Barton.  Source : Waveland Independent, July 24, 1914

“John TRUMP, age 59, was found dead in bed early last Saturday morning by his wife. He seemingly had been in his usual health, had worked the day before and probably died of a sudden heart attack.  Mr. Trump had been employed at the Jack Thomas fur store on the south side for the past nine years. He was born and brought up near the Parke and Putnam County line, but had resided in Rockville for a number of years.  Surviving are his wife, one son, Russell of Terre Haute and a daughter, Mrs. Everett Burns by a former marriage, five brothers and one sister – Ray, William, Robert, Ted, and Jacob and Mrs. Deal Riddle of Rockville.  The funeral was held at the home, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Charles Barnes officiating. Burial in the Rockville Cemetery” - Rockville Republican, June 27, 1935

TYLER

Tyler, Mrs. Fray Burford  - (unknown source/newspaper ) -- Mrs. Frae Burford Tyler of Rockville, age 74, died Thursday evening, November 25 (1963) at the hospital in Clinton.  She was born in Parke Co, May 23, 1891 the daughter of Albert and Cerena Strickler Burford and spent her entire life in the county.  She was married 1941 to S. P. Tyler, who died in October 1963.  Mrs. Tyler was a member of the Rockville Methodist church, Women's Department Club and the Parke Co. Historical Society.  Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Anna Lee Walraven of Fullerton, California; 3 grandchildren and several cousins.  Funeral services were held, Monday afternoon, at the Butler Funeral home with Rev. Philip Frew officiating and Mrs. Myrtle Titus as organist.  Burial was in Memory Garden cemetery.

Tyler, Searcie "Pat" - ( unknown newspaper ) -- Searcie "Pat" Tyler, 69 years old, of Rockville died Friday morning at St. Anthony Hospital in Terre Haute.  He was a vet. of WWI and a member of the Felenzer Post No. 48 of the American Legion.  He had been a farmer for most of his life and had worked the past 13 years for the Allison Division of GM in Indianapolis.  Surviving are the widow, Frae; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Walraven of Fullerton, California; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Barnett of Berkely, Michigan; two brother, Curtis of Michigan and Jack of Gilbertsville, KY; 3 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Butler Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dale Hamilton will officiate and burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  The Tyler obits. were furnished by Albert Butler