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 Parke County Indiana Obituaries 

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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.  Interment Thursday, in the Union church cemetery. - Tribune – February 28, 1906 – shared by Robin Farley Dixson


The funeral services of George W. USELMAN of Bloomingdale were held Sun. afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist Church of that place and were very largely attended, the church being full.  Mr. Uselman was an old soldier, a Mason and one of Bloomingdale’s most honored citizens.  Reverends Law and Rippetoe conducted the service, music being given by the choir, and two solo numbers by Mrs. J . . . W Hobson of Rockville.  There was a large representation of Masons from Rockville, Bloomingdale, Montezuma and Marshall and also of the GAR.  Rev. Law read an obituary sketch and Rev. Rippetoe preached from the words, "Death is swallowed up in Victory."  He is survived by his widow and 8 children, 5 daughters and 3 sons.  Interment was made in the cemetery at Bloomingdale (submitted by Randy Wright) - Parke County Times, May 5, 1916

Scott USELMAN, age 21, and Fred Wilding, age 24, were instantly killed yesterday afternoon at a C. & E. I. Railroad crossing near Atherton. There were 16 coal miners riding in a truck, on their way home form work in the mines in Clinton. As the truck was crossing the track the approaching train was seen. Five of the men, including the two above, jumped from the truck and were struck. The 11 who remained on the truck escaped.   The heavy train of 14 passenger cars was stopped as soon as possible to render aid. It seems likely the driver of the truck did not exercise due precaution.” - Rockville Republican, August 31, 1921

Ambrose Spencer USELMAN, 83 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home at 6 o’clock Monday morning after a long illness.   The descendent is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Uselman; three sons, Curtis, Charles and Fred Uselman, and a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Hartman, and one brother, James Uselman. He also leaves 18 grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Mr. Uselman was a Mason and the funeral to be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, from Friendly Grove church, will be conducted under the auspices of the Masons.” - Rockville Tribune, July 1, 1925

“John Frederick USELMAN of Montezuma, age 89, died at 6 o’clock Sunday evening at the Vermilion County Hospital in Clinton.  He is survived by the widow, Emma; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bell and Mrs. Elsie Market, both of Whiting, and a sister, Mrs. VeElla Wood of Portland Oregon.  Funeral service were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Brown funeral home, with internment in Memory Garden Cemetery (Rockville).” - Rockville Tribune, July 9, 1959