Obituaries - L

Alice (Smith) Laird

Danville Commercial News, Monday June 25, 1962

Hoopeston (cns)--Mrs. Alice Mae Laird, 75, died unexpectedly at her home at 806 E. main St. at 2:10 p.m. Sunday,June 24, 1962. She had been in ill health two months. She had resided at the Main St. address since 1940.

Born July 2, 1886, in Fairview, Ind., she was a daughter of Samuel E. and Louisa Jackway Smith. She was married July 4, 1902, in State Line Ind., to James W. Laird who preceded her in death April 16, 1940. 

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ora McCray of Watseka, Two sons, Lonnie of Hoopeston and Donald of Wonder Lake, Ill., and three brothers , George Smith of Edon, Ohio, William R. Smith of Fair view, and Charles H. of Milford. 

Also Four sisters, Mrs. Anna Mathis of Pence, Ind., Mrs. Harry McDonald of Alvin, Mrs. Bessie Shatell of West Lebanon, Ind. and Mrs. Lucy McLaughlin of Hoopeston, 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter. 

The body is at the Hamilton funeral Home where friends will be received 709 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery near Milford.

Sallie (Muret) Lee

The Heady Family Newsletter, Vol II, No. 3, Jul 1973.

Sallie Muret Lee, daughter of Julius N.E. Muret and Eliza SINGER Muret was born near Vevay, Ind., Feb. 11, 1851. She passed away at her home, a few miles from the place of her birth, on May 20, 1932, aged 81 years, 3 months and 9 days, her entire life having been lived in Switzerland County. She was married to James T. LEE, September 1894, he having passed on May 16, 1927. She united with the Methodist church at Salem, when quite young, and always remained loyal to her old home church. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ella TORRANCE of Portland, Oregon; one brother, William Muret of Winfield, Kansas, also 11 nieces and 13 nephews.

Walter S. Lock

Vevay Reveille, January 25, 1912 (Thursday)
Submitted by

Member of Well Known Family And Formerly Prominent in Democratic Politics.

Walter Scott Lock died at his home in this city, Friday, Jan 19, aged 75 years 11 months. His death was due to asthma from which he suffered for two years past. He bore his affliction with much patience and Christian fortitude.

He was the son of Rev. Nicholas and Nancy Lock, and was born in Jefferson County, Ind., near Indian Kentuck, Feb 14, 1837.
His marriage to Miss Lucinda Leap occurred on April 3, 1856, and to this union were born five sons, namely, Irvin, Samuel, George, Albert, and Eugene. Albert having died in infancy.

Mr. Lock united with the Long Run Baptist church under the pastorate of Rev. J.D. Griffith in 1855, and was a consistent member for twenty years. He later joined the U.B. church at Zion Chapel and lived a Christian life until death came. He was tenderly cared for by his devoted wife and family and nothing was spared which would alleviate his suffering.

Mr. Lock was a member of the 165th [actually the 156th] Infantry Ind. Volunteers. [The 156th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized at Indianapolis, Ind., April 12, 1865. Left the State for Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, April 27. Performed guard and patrol duty at various points in the Shenandoah Valley until August 1865. The members were mustered out August 4, 1865. Seventeen men were lost during service to disease. Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Copyright, 1908.]

He served in the capacity of County Commissioner in 1900-1901 and numbered many friends in the county.
Beside the wife and four sons he leaves nine grandchildren, one brother of Columbus, Ind. and Roland Dunn, whom he raised.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Baptist church, Rev. E.W. Reinhart officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery.

NOTE: Obituary - Lucinda (Leap) Lock
Vevay Reveille - December 4, 1913
For full obituary, write to
Mrs. Lucinda Lock, 75 years old, widow of the late Walter Lock.