CLAY COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITS AND DEATH NOTICES
Walter Jones, charged with murdering Edward Adams, a prominent
young man, at Carbon last Saturday night was arraigned today and held
without bail. The coroner rendered a verdict of first degree murder in
the case. Testimony introduced tends to prove that is was murder in
Brazil Indiana March 25, 1899
County Name: Clay Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Indianapolis Journal Date: 1 June 1889
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Brazil, May 31 1889---Albert, the seventeen year old son of
Daniel Anderson, of Poland, Ind., fourteen miles southeast of Brazil,
was found hanging from a rafter in his father's barn this morning,
dead, with a halter round his neck, the hanging being the work of his
own hands. He had just recovered from an attack of fever. No reason is
assigned for the deed. He was a reputable young man and a member of a
Aspen Evening Chronicle, 26 Jun 1893, transcribed by J.S.
KILLED HIS CHUM
An Indiana Village the Scene of an Unprovoked Crime.
The towns of Caseyville and Cardonia, Indiana, are excited over the
tragedy which took place at the former town last week, in which Leslie
Bell was instantly killed by James Johnson. Bell is a
prominent business man at Cardonia, and the news of his murder caused
intense excitement among his friends, who quickly organized a posse
for summary vengeance. Bell and Johnson had been warm friends and went
out hunting. On their return home they passed through Caseyville and
stopped in a store and began discussin a chicken fight which occurred
there a few days ago. Both parties became very angry, but finally
ceased quarreling and started for Cardonia. They had gone only a few
steps when Johnson pressed the muzzle of his double-barreled shotgun
to Bell's stomach and discharged both barrels, tearing a ghastly,
ragged hole in his victim's body. Bystanders were dumbfounded for a
short time, but finally hastened to the scene. By this time Johnson
had loaded his gun and he delied the crowd to approach him. He
succeeded in holding them at bay till he got a good start; then he ran
for the woods and disappeared.
"The following are reported by J. E. Sherfey, undertaker : Feb
6, at Center Point, Ella Boyce of consumption, aged 39 years."
The Brazil Democrat, 11 February 1886 - transcribed by Jim Vandermark
After a short illiness, Bates Branson, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. J.P. Martin, in this city, May 3rd,1909, at
2.30p.m. of pneumonia, age near 74 years.The deceased was born in Clay
county, Indiana, November 6th 1835,and was the son of Jonathan and
Malinda (Moore) Branson. His father was a native of Tennessee
and his mother was born in Kentucky. He came to Harrison county, Iowa
in 1855, and located on 80 acre tract of land, the same being a part
of his farm east of this city.
He was united in marriage, October 25th 1859, thwi[sic] Miss Mary Ann
Evans, in Clay Co. Indiana, in the house in which in was born, his
father having sold the home to Wm. Evans, father of the wife, so they
were both married "at home". His wife died a few years ago, and was
laid to rest in the Frazier Cemetery, east of this city. The deceased
was a man of high moral and social character, a member of the old
Primative Baptish Church, highly respected by all who knew him, and
his death brings sorrow to many hearts. He leaves one son, who resides
in Nebraska, one daughter, in Idaho, and one daughter, Mrs. J.P.
Martin, of this city. Funeral at the J.P. Martin home Wednesday at
2.30p.m. and burial in the Frazier Cemetery.
Missouri Valley Times, 6 May 1909 (Missouri Valley, Iowa)
- transcribed by J.S.
Joseph Brown a miner employed in the Brazil mine of the Jackson
Coal Company, was instantly killed while ascending in the cage from
the mine. while the cage was in motion he was caught in the machinery
in some manner, drawing him between the cage and the wall of the
shaft, crushing his body into a shapeless bloody mass.
The American Nonconformist 1895-10-31 Brazil Ind. Oct 30
John S. Crumley
Obit: DIED.---At his residence in Clay county, Indiana, on the 25th
day of January, 1862, John S. Crumley, of Typhoid Fever. The
deceased was a citizen of Highland county for over thirty years, and
was well known by the old citizens of the county.
Newspaper: The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, Highland Co., Oh.)
Thursday, Date: February 6, 1862
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel
Mrs. Blanche Davis, Staunton, Ind. (Special)-- Mrs. Blanche
Davis, 78 years old, of Staunton, died Monday night at the Porter Rest
Home. Surviving are fours sons, Delmar Wheeler of Calumet City,
Illinois., Leroy Wheeler of Reelsville, Sherman Wheeler of Harvey,
Ill., and William Wheeler of Glenn; five daughters, Mrs. Ona
Stonebraker of Cedar Lake, Mrs. Zella Kemp of Hamond, Mrs. Eileen
Porter of Wisconsin, Mrs. Dorothy Connelton of St. Charles, Ill., and
Mrs. Ella McKa of Lansing, Ill; three brothers, Herbert Morris of West
Terre Haute; Perry Morris of Staunton, and Verner Morris of Brazil;
two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ann Davis of Bloomington and Mrs. Peachie
Maeschs of Brazil; 29 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.
Services are pending at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
1-21-1964 Tuesday Terre Haute Tribune Star.
Brazil Ind. April 6 Andrew Ferguson a young man employed in a
mine belonging to the Brazil Block Coal Company, was crushed to a
shapeless mass this evening. With several others he was on the cage
coming out of the mine, when he fell over the cage and was crushed
against the walls of the shaft.
The Indiana State Journal 1896-04-08
Frank Garrard aged fifty years, was crushed to death while
working in a coal slope north of the city this evening. He leaves a
wife and family.
The Indiana State Journal 1897-11-17 Miner Crushed To Death Brazil
Ind. Nov 15
Bowling Green – Another old soldier has gone to his last resting
place. This time it is John Griffith, who died last
Wednesday and was buried by the G. A. R. of this place at the Olive
Hill Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Brazil Clay County Enterprise, 12 Nov 1891
submitted by James VanDerMark
Mrs. John Hartun
County Name: Clay Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Bluffton Chronicle Date: Jan 15, 1891
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Mrs. John Hartun was instantly killed near Clay City by the
discharge of a revolver lying in a trunk she was moving.
John Hendrix Sr. is dead. He died of yellow jaundice and
internal dropsy, at his residence in this city, at 5 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, after a long and painful illness. The deceased was born in
Roan County, North Carolina, on the 4th day of march, 1798, and was,
consequently, 77 years 5 months and 21 days old at the time of his
death- august 25, 1875. In early youth he emigrated in company with
his parents, from his native state to Clermont County, Ohio, where he
grew up to manhood and while so doing forged those habits of industry,
economy and temperance so useful in after life, and laid the
foundation of that character which has been an ornament to society, a
blessing to himself and the communities in which he has lived. and at
least safely guarded and shred his weary, labor worn body to a
peaceful and honorable grave. In the year 1820 he again removed and
located in Wayne county, Indiana, where he continued to live until
1845, when he became a citizen of Clay County and resident of Brazil.
Then a mere hamlet containing, perhaps, not to exceed one hundred
inhabitants, and he was the oldest in years but in citizenship, when
he died. In the year 1820 he was united in marriage with Miss Nancy
Whittaker, of Clermont County, a daughter of the Rev.William
Whittaker, a Methodist Clergyman of much ability and prominence in the
Ohio conference. This union was a most happy one and the current of
their united lives flowed sweetly, harmoniously and joyously until the
10th of February, 1849 when she was called away by death, he body
consigned to a grave near this city, while her angelic spirit took its
flight to the sweet fields of Eden, and returned to God who gave it,
and whom she was delighted to obey, serve and trust. The fruits of
their marriage were ten children, most, if not all of whom lived to
reach the age of maturity, and seven are still alive, and the most of
them residents of this city, and all are respected and valuable
citizens, who are admired for their sterling qualities of head and
heart, and those benevolent traits and adorable virtues which
demonstrate so clearly the pious teachings of a Christian mother and
the wholesome and enabling example of a God fearing father. some two
or three years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Hendrix was
again joined in wedlock, this time with Mrs. Joanna Armstrong, of
Pitnamville, Indiana, and, although no children were sent to cement
more firmly the bonds of this union, yet have they passed more than a
quarter of a century in the firm embraces of devoted attachment which
always inspired confidence and enabled them to travel the sunny paths
of life, and led them to live each for the other. She survives him,
good aged mother, and while she is bowed to the dust in her grief
under this great calamity, she will not forget that, "God doth all
Soon after locating here Mr. Hendrix purchased a farm of about two
hundred acres adjoining Brazil, to which he added largely by
subsequent purchases, and as the city began to grow and extend its
limits, as occasion required, he from time to time was want to convert
parts of his farm into city lots, and he continued so to do until he
has made seven additions to the city, and added to its area near a
hundred acres of his original purchase. In early manhood he did not
conduct himself with any religious organization or espouse the faith
or creed of any particular sect, contenting himself with a strictly
moral life, and it endeavoring to carry out the golden rule, and to do
by others that which he wished them to do by him. But at the
establishment of a Presbyterian Church in this city, some fifteen or
twenty years ago he attached himself to.
The Indianapolis Sentinel1875-08-27 Death Of John Hendrix Sr.
Mrs. May Holtman
BRAZIL, Ind., March 20.—Mrs- May Holtman, wife of Louis Holtman,
ex-president of the National Editorial Association, and publisher of
the Brazil Democrat, died this morning of pneumonia. She was born in
White county, Illinois, In 1851, and was married in 1871 Mrs. A. W.
Chace, of Hasting, Minn., was by the bedside of her mother when she
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899 Paper: Indiana State Journal
Brazil, Indiana June 20
While returning from Mrs. Lewis Herbert's funeral at Highland Lawn
Cemetery, Terre Haute, this evening, a team driven by the
brother-in-law of Mrs. Herbert ran away, ditching the occupants of the
carriage. Sarah Herbert, aged twenty, daughter of the
deceased. was fatally injured. Mrs. Sower, mother of Joseph Sowar, a
prominent merchant of this city, was seriously injured. The frightened
team trampled the occupants of the carriage while endeavoring to get
The Indiana Journal 1898-06-22
The mother of Nat. U. Hill, of this place, died Monday evening
at her home in Brazil. – Bloomington Weekly Telephone, 14 Mary 1881,
Contributed by James VanDerMark
Miner Crushed By Falling Slate
Samuel Jones, a miner in the Brazil Block Coal Company's mines
at Caseyville, was caught under a large mass of falling slate and
crushed to death.
The American Nonconformist 1896-01-30 Brazil Ind. Jan 28
John Kaufman, of Brazil, Indiana, a hermit, aged 60, and a
notorious shoe kleptomaniac, was found dead at his gate Monday
morning. A hundred pairs of women’s shoes and slippers were found in
Near Brazil, Indiana, Samuel Wheeler, aged 16, slid from a load of
hay, and was impaled on the handle of a pitchfork. He lived an hour in
the greatest agony.
Source: “Minster Home Light,” Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio, Volume
1, Number 16, September 8, 1888; transcribed by Genealogy Trails
Billie Lee Killion
Brazil- Billie Lee Killion, 48, of 947 S Grant St., died at 4:47 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 27, 1992 in the Tenth Street Veterans Hospital at
Indianapolis. He was employed by the city of Brazil. He was born
Oct 30, 1943 in Brazil to Roscoe Elwood Killion and Eleanor L. Myers
Killion. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Tomlinson of
Indianapolis and Pam Killion of Brazil; his father of Brazil; one
sister, Jean L. Lowe of Brazil; and two grandchildren. He was a
1963 graduate of Brazil High School and served in the Army Signal
Corp, 35th Artillery Division at Germany form 1965-1971.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Moore Funeral Home with the Rev.
Doug Voyles officiating. Burial is in Summit Lawn
Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Newspaper: Trib-Star Sept 29, 1992 Obituary
Submitted by Muriel White
Issac Franklin Killion
Prairie City, IN Aug 3. Frank Killion, 69 years old, died at his
home two miles south of Prairie City yesterday, (Aug 2) after a long
illness. The funeral services will be conducted at 10 o'clock
Friday morning at the Methodist church at Ashboro. He is
survived by the widow, two sons, Ivan Killion of Brazil, and Henry at
home; also one daughter, Mrs Nelle Miller of Ashboro.; four brothers,
Joseph, David A., James and Nathan all of clay Co; also three sisters,
Mrs. Jane Gibbons of Clinton; Mrs Lina Walker of Terre Haute, and Mrs.
Rebecca Whittington, of Brazil.
Newspaper: Issac Franklin Killion -Tribune Star Aug 3, 1922 Obituary
Submitted by Muriel White
Joseph A. Killion
FARMER VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK
Special To The Tribune.
Brazil, Ind., Sept 30, Joseph A. Killion, farmer of Center Point, died
very suddenly at his home about 8 o'clock this morning of heart
trouble, aged 69 years. Mr. Killion was at work about his farm
as usual yesterday, but was seized with an attack of heart trouble
during the night which proved fatal.
He is survived by the widow, three brothers and three sisters; James
of Ashboro; David and Nathan, of Brazil; Mrs. James Giwens of Clinton;
Mrs. Lina Walker of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Rebecca Whittington of
Brazil. Funeral services will be held at the Ashboro M. E.
church Sunday morning. Services in charge of the Ashboro I. O.
O. F. lodge
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Sept 31, 1926
Submitted by Muriel White
Mrs. Lotia A. Killion
Brazil, IN April 5, 1924
Mrs. Lotia A. Killion, 57, years old, died at the home, two and
one-half miles southeast of Centerpoint, after a long illness of
plural pneumonia. She is survived by the widower, Jame G. Killion'
three son, Albert, of Centerpoint; Rex, of Bowling Green and Renas, at
home; two daughters, Mrs Goldie Fortner of Centerpoint, Mrs. Lester
Steurwald, of Brazil, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Wagner, of Bowling
Green. The funeral will be held at the Mt. Carmel church at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Mr. Sherrill in charge.
Burial will be in Killion Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune
Mrs. Rosie B. (Rule) Killion
Ashboro, Ind., Dec 1, --special
Mrs. Rosie B. Killion 90 years old, widow of Isaac F. Killion died at
6 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nell
Miller, and a granddaughter, Miss Daisy Moore, at Ashboro. Other
survivors are a son, Henry Killion of R.R. 4 Brazil, five other
grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was taken to
the Rentschler Funeral Home in Center point and was returned to the
residence Tuesday. Services will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the Ashboro Methodist Church with the Rev. John Chasteen
officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior
to the service time. Burial will be in Ashboro Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Dec 2, 1958
Submitted by Muriel White
Roscoe E. Killion, 84, of Brazil, IN died at 11:54 a.m.
Thursday Dec 6, 2001, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born
July 25, 1917, in Center Point to Albert R. Killion and Olyn Jenkins
Killion. His wife died earlier. Survivors include one
daughter, Jean Louise "Judy" Lowe; one sister, Christine Clark; one
brother, Albert Killion; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;
and a numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday in Moore Funeral Home, with Brother Lyle
Monnett officiating. Burial is in Summit Lawn Cemetery, south of
Brazil. Visitation is noon until services Saturday.
Newspaper: Brazil Times Obit 12-07-2001
Submitted by Muriel White
Mable E. Shidler Knight
Friday July 23, 2004
Mable E. Shidler Knight, 96, of Long Beach, Calf., formerly of Clay
City and Indianapolis died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 5:10 a.m. at
Atlantic Memorial Health Care.
She was born June 29, 1908 in Clay City, the daughter of William
Shidler and Novella Swalley Shidler.
Formerly of Clay city, she moved to Indianapolis and lived there
several years prior to moving to Long Beach in 1993. She married
John R. Knight in 1928; he preceded her in death in 1965.
She was a member of the United Brethren Church in Lewis, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Belden
Shidler and Merle Shidler; and one sister, Lucille Trueblood.
She is survived by her three daughters, Norma Novella Emberton and
Patricia Fitzpatrick, both of Long Beach, and Joan Minerva of Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla; one sister, Virginia June Schneider of St.
Petersburg, Fla; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in
Clay City with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 and Monday until time
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: Friday July 23, 20
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy
Brazil, IN. Oct. 31, 1898
One of the most serious tragedies that has occurred in this county
for years took place in the upper story of Mack Clark’s saloon, at
Ashboror, at an early hour this morning. A dozen or more men were
playing cards, when Andrew Kuhns, of Bowling Green entered and
quarreled with Emery Tribble. Kuhns was prepared for
trouble, and drew a revolver and sent a bullet through Tribble’s
abdomen, inflicting a fatal wound. Clark, the proprietor of the
saloon, secured his revolver and quickly covered Kuhns, but he was
too slow and Kuhns shot out his left eye. Clark’s bullet, fired at
about the same instant, entered Kuhn’s stomach, the victim falling
to the floor, A bystander was also wounded. On account of Kuhn;s
condition it’s impossible to place him under arrest, but
officers are keeping him under guard. Just what started the trouble
cannot be learned. Ashboro is 9 miles south of here. Tribble and
Kuhns both are dangerously wounded
Brazil IN Jan 9. Dike Lamay, farmer and trapper, was
charged with first degree murder today following the death of William
Lawson, Jackson township farmer, in a local hospital early today.
Lemay admitted meeting Lawson in the road and firing two shots from a
shotgun into Lawson's left breast. Lawson rolled from the wagon load
of mine props he was hauling and was found lying in the snow at the
side of the road an hour later.
Some time ago Lawson accused Lemay of stealing his chickens and it is
thought the shooting was the direct result of this.
This is the second murder trial on the Clay County docket.
The Fort Wayne News 1920-01-09
Mary Ellen (Stedman) Lawson
Brazil, IN, April 27 - (Special) - Mrs. MARY ELLEN LAWSON, 70 years
old, died at 8 o'clock Friday night at the Bridgewater Rest
Home. Surviving are 3 sons, William Lee Estep and Charles F.
Estep, both of Evansville; and Clifford Lawson of New Brunswick, NJ; 2
daughters, Mrs. Grace Roberts of Springfield, MO., and Mrs. Margaret
Muncie of Brazil; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Tiker of Sanford; 4
brothers, William Stedman of Brazil; Perry and Ralph Stedman, both of
Terre Haute; and Alfred Stedman of Hopedale, IL; 11 grandchildren and
3 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Miller &
Sons Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Sunday
afternoon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cloverland
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune, Vigo Co., IN Saturday, April 27, 1957
Ground Into an Unrecognizable Mass
Brazil, Ind., April 28 – William Lutz, 72 years of age, and
one of the early settlers of the county, was ground to death under
the wheels of a train west of here yesterday morning. His head was
severed from his body and crushed to jelly, and his body was cut in
twain lengthwise. He lay for several hours unidentified, until his
wife arrived at the undertakers, when she identified his watch and
hat. It is not known how the accident occurred.
Indian Chieftain; Vinita. I. T. (OK); April 29, 1897
"The following are reported by Wm. W. Moore, undertaker : Feb 5, at
Cardonia, Frank McDonald, son of William and Jennet
McDonald, of fever, aged 13 years."
The Brazil Democrat, 11 February 1886 - transcribed by Jim
Benedict Miller died at the home of his son. John
Miller of Middlebury, Wednesday, aged seventy-eight. He and his wife
were there visiting, having come from Albany, Ore.
Date: 1906-08-23; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review
Lewis Miller. Brazil, Ind. July 24.
Lewis Miller, one of the leading grocers of this city, died today of
abscess of the brain. He was fifty eight years of age and had followed
farming the greater part of his life. He was a Mason and a, prominent
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
Brazil, Indiana, Dec 26-- Special
Edward Moon, 87 years old, a retired Washington Township farmer, died
at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Steuerwald of
20 West Joseph Street. A former resident of Clay City., he was
associated with the Indiana Refining Bulk Plant there. Other
survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Chessie McCullough of RR2 Centerpoint
and one son, Ray, of Brazil. Services will be at 2 o'clock
Monday afternoon at the Moore Funeral Home. The Rev. A. L.
Emmert and Rev. Orval Moore will officiate and burial will follow in
Fairview cemetery, near Bowling Green. Friends may call after
Newspaper: Brazil Times Obituary 12-26-1959 Saturday
Submitted by Muriel White
Brazil, Ind., March 21 (1949). --Special-
Alonzo Morris, 66 years old, retired coal miner, residing south of
Cloverland, died at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of a
daughter, Mrs. Harley Smith, south of Brazil. Surviving are one other
daughter, Mrs. Neal Green, of Clinton; two sons, Carl of Staunton,
Alonzo Jr. of Jackson township; five grandchildren and a brother,
William Morris, of Cleveland.
The body was taken to the Moore & Son's Funeral Home.
Mar 21 1949 Terre Haute Tribune
Iva M. Morris By Special Correspondent
Brazil, Ind., Sept 21, Miss Iva M. Morris, daughter of Mrs.
Tanzan Morris, died at the home, at Staunton, this morning, of typhoid
fever, aged 14 years. The funeral will be held at the Christian Church
at Staunton, Thursday morning, interment at Carpenter cemetery.
Obituary 9-21-1915 Terre Haute Tribune
Lena Walton Morris
Obituary- Brazil- Lena Walton Morris, 84, of 195 N. Vandalia St., died
at 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the Alexander Home at Brazil. She was a former
summertime employee of Libby McNeil tomato factory. She was born Dec
9, 1904 in Parke County to David Walton and Sadie Walton Wilson. Her
husband, Verner Morris, died in 1965. Survivors include one son,
Densford Morris of Brazil, three grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She worked as a
caretaker for 10 years and at a rug factory. She was a member of
Forest Avenue United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star,
Chapter 80 in Brazil. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday in
Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Mayfield of Forest Avenue
United Methodist Church officiating. Burial is in Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. Tuesday and before services Wednesday.
12 Aug.,1938 Levi Morris 67.Retired miner died at home of his
daughter Mrs.George Shinnock of Harmony. Other survivors; one
son C.E.Morris of Terre Haute and two brothers William and Alonzo
Morris of Cloverland. Buried in Hyde Cemetery south of
Seelyville,IN. Lawson and Son funeral home.
JAMES I. MORRIS Obituary
James I. Morris departed this life last night at 12:00 o'clock at his
residence in Staunton after three months illness of tuberculosis at
the age of 46. He leaves wife, four children, Osa, Earl, Ivan, and
Vernon Morris. Three brothers and three sisters. He was a member of
the Staunton Lodge Knights of Pythias under shoe ausplaces of the
funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from Newlight
Church by the Rev. Gilliespie. Interment at Carpenter's Cemetery, near
Brazil newspapers July 15, 1908
Posey Twp Man Answers Summons
Jown W. Morris died at his home in Posey Township, west of
Staunton, Friday Morning, 30 May, 1919 of Bright's disease, age 76
years, 3 months.
He leaves a widow and three sons, Alonzo of Posey township; W.J.
(William John) of Seelyville; and Levi of Harmony and one brother
Allen Morris of Terre Haute. Funeral Services will be held at the home
on Sunday June 1st at 10.a.m. Burial will be made in the Hyde Cemetery
in Vigo Co.
Brazil, IN Newspaper
Staunton, Ind. (Special) Perry Morris 74 years old of Brazil, a
retired coal miner and farmer, suffered a fatal heart attack at his
home here Thursday and was pronounced dead on arrival at Clay County
Hospital. Surviving are the widow, Ona; one daughter, Mrs. William
Kesler of Stanton; two brothers, Herbert of West Terre Haute, and
Verner of Brazil; two grandson, Terry and Billy Kesler, both at home,
and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday
at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home at Brazil. The Rev William Brown,
of Seelyville will officiate and burial will be in Clearview Cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. CDT Saturday.
Terre Haute Tribune 3-27-1964
Brazil, Indiana, November 27. - Mrs. Amanda Moss, widow of the
late G. W. Moss, died at the home at Carbon this morning of cancer,
aged 67 years. The deceased is survived by five sons and three
daughters, Mack of Carbon; Setton of Terre Haute; Clayton of Linton;
Edward, of Kansas; Clifford of Jasonville; Mrs. Rachel Bethhi of
Muncie; Mrs. May Sherman of Poplar Bluff, MO., and Mrs. Lucy Pell of
Carbon. The funeral will be held at the residence Sunday
afternoon, interment at Calcutta cemetery. - Terre Haute Tribune,
Sunday November 28th, 1915, Page 2
(contributed by Jim VanDerMark)
John Mosteller, 76 years old, died at 12:15 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Wells on R. R. 1,
Brazil. Besides Mrs. Wells, he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Carrie
Doyle of Clinton; two sons Guy of this city and James of North Terre
Haute; a sister Mrs. Etta Fread of Terre Haute;11 grandchildren and 5
great grandchildren.The body was brought to the Thomas funeral home
and returned to the daughter's residence Thursday. Funeral services
will be held there at 11 o'clock Friday morning with Burial in Sulphur
Terre Haute Tribune page 2 Thursday 2 July 1936
Brazil, Ind. (Special)
Services for Mrs. Zona Mosteller, 89, RR13, Brazil, who died at 10:23
p.m. Saturday at Clay County Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. James Buck
officiating. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery. Friends may call
after 4 p.m. Tuesday. She was a member of the Poplar Ridge Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marie Rightsell of Carbon and
Mrs. Helen Creed of RR 13; five sons, Raymond, Robert and Earnest of
RR13 Brazil; Jim of Harmony and Chester of Greencastle, a brother,
Elza Morlan of Brazil; a sister, Mrs May Rowings of Rockville; a half
brother, Ralph Morlan of Lena; five half-sisters, Mrs. Gladys Cox of
Greencastle, Mrs. Inez Parker of Fillmore, Mrs. Nellie Chavis of
Rockville, Mrs. Catherine Trackwell of Brazil, and Mrs. Ruth Meador of
Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five
Terre Haute Tribune March 7, 1977
BRAZIL, Ind-, Dec 4-—Benjamin Runnells, a barber, was found
dead this afternoon lying in a pile of straw In a vacant room above
the First National Bank. He lived in Danville, Ind,, where. It is
said, he has wealthy relatives. A congestive chill is thought to be
the Cause of his death.
Date: 1899-12-06; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Washington Salisbury, one of the wealthiest and best known
citizens of Clay County, Ind, was found dead on the street at Clay
City Thursday. The cause is a mystery.
Date: 1893-07-21; Paper: Plain Dealer
George W. Smith
Knightsville, Ind, Sept 11, George W. Smith 67 years old, died at his
home here last night. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Terre Haute Tribune, Sept 12, 1905
Charles P. Stedman
Brazil, Ind., March 26-- Charles P. Stedman of south of Cloverland,
died Friday afternoon at an Evansville hospital after a long illness
of complications at the age of 67 years. Mrs. Stedman was born
in Sugar Ridge township, Clay County, but had resided near Cloverland
for many years. He was a son of William H., and Deborah
Stedman. The survivors are four sons and three daughters,
Charles F., Everett and Alfred of Terre Haute; John N. of Dyer, IN;
Mrs. Nora Felling of Seelyville; Mrs. Betty McDaniels and Mrs. Bertha
Hanklan of Terre Haute; also 17 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and
a sister, Mrs. Mary Weber, south of Cloverland, and two half -sisters,
Mrs. Eva Hallmark and Mrs. Frances Snyder, south of Cloverland.
The body was taken to Miller & Sons funeral home, where funeral
services will be held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. Muncie
officiating. Interment in Cloverland cemetery. Friends may
call at the Miller & Son funeral home any time up to noon Sunday.
Special to the Tribune Star 3-27-1938 Sunday Terre Haute Tribune
By Special Correspondent 11-15-1920
Brazil, Ind., Nov 15. - Mrs. Margaret Stedman 63 years old;
wife of William H. Stedman, died at the home, one mile south of
Cloveland. She is survived by the husband, two daughters, Mrs.
Edgar Hallmark and Mrs. Charles Snyder, both of Staunton; one
stepdaughter, Mrs. William Weber south of Cloverland; three stepsons,
John and Charles Stedman, of Terre Haute, and Nelson Stedman of West
of the city. Two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Adam Conder,
Missouri; Mrs. Samuel Fry, Coamont, and Francis M. Holiday, west of
Brazil, also survive. Funeral services will be held at the
United Brethren church in Cloverland at 2 o'clock Monday
afternoon. Burial will be in the Cloverland cemetery.
Carbon, IN. Aug. 14,1897.
A shooting affray took place north of town at an early hour this
morning in which Denman Toney received injuries from which he died
this afternoon. Toney and Samuel Gardner, his brother-in-law held a
grudge at each other over the mistreatment of the latter’s sister some
time ago, and when they met this morning at 5 o’clock the quarrel was
renewed. Both men had guns, and Toney remarked to Gardner, “I’ll fix
you”, raising his gun to shoot. Gardner stepped around the corner of
the house and was Toney turned the corner after him, Gardner emptied
the contents of his gun in Toney’s face, tearing away the right jaw
and side of the head. Gardner surrendered.
Brazil, Jan. 30. (Special.) Zachariah Unclebee, aged seventy,
of Poland, died very suddenly last night of the grip. He resided in
this county over forty years, and was prominent in politics.
Brazil, Jan. 28. (Special.) A telegram has been received announcing
the death of William Crummel and wife of this county in southern
Missouri, where they were visiting a daughter. They were in good
health when they left home, and were taken ill at the same time, dying
within a few minutes of each other.
Brazil, Jan. 27. Special. Henry Perkins, aged sixty, was instantly
killed at the Jumbo mine this morning by falling slate. He lived two
miles east of here.
The Indiana State Sentinel Wednesday Morning February 3, 1892 Page 8
Mrs. Elizabeth VANHISE, of Brazil, aged seventy-seven, died
yesterday. She was the widow of Col. Joseph T. Vanhise, who died
fifteen years ago. The family settled in Clay county in 1853.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 12 December,
1890 Page 6 Column 5
Benjamin Franklin Van Vactor
B.F. Vanvactor Died Saturday (4-19-20)
Benj. F. VanVactor a well known farmer of south of Reelsville,
died Saturday evening after several weeks illness of uremic poisoning,
aged 67 years.
He is survived by the widow and three sons, John F., Ellis R., and
Charles B. Vanvactor. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs.
W. A. Miller, of near Seelyville, and Mrs. Issac Daniels of Colorado.
The funeral services were held at the residence this afternoon,
interment in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute ?
Aug. 31 1899. Coroner Mershon was notified today that the 13 yr son
of Richard Wells, residing near Cory. was found dead in bed with
his left eye torn from the socket and his intestines protruding from a
wound in the abdomen. It is thought that the wounds were self
inflicted, as the boy has been sick for some time. The coroner is
investigating the case
Gallipolis Journal (Gallipolis, OH) 18 Jul 1850, transcribed by J.S.
Lewis Whitaker, late of Ohio, cut his throat, in a
fit of delirium tremens, at his residence in the vicinity of
Cloverland, Indiana, on the 19th ult. He was an excessively
intemperate character; and had several times during the week, beaten
his wife so severely that she would escape with her three children
to a neighbor's for protection. He had declared he would kill her,
and once or twice nearly accomplished his threat. A day or two
previous to committing the horrible deed, he stopped drinking -
attempted to work, but becoming melancholy, he resolved to put an
end to his miserable life, and did so. He survived about 46 hours
after inflicting the wound, which mortified, causing death in a
horrible spasm. When a physician, who had been called to see him,
attempted to dress the wound, Whitaker rose up in the bed and making
an effort to strike the doctor, ordered him to desist, saying he was
determined to die. - Vincenes (Ia.) Gazette
With a Halter Strap.
Brazil Ind. July 24,—Late last evening the body of James Wools,
aged fifty-two years, was found hanging by a halter strap in his barn
in Jackson township. He had tied one end of the rope to a beam eight
feet from the floor and he stood on a feed box to arrange the strap
around bis neck. The body was found by his wife who, with her
children, removed it to the house. Ill health is thought to have been
the cause of the suicide, Mr. Wools was one of the most substantial
farmers of the county.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
The Tomb – The following deaths are reported by Sherfey &
Kidd Undertakers, since last report.
Nov. 4 in Van Buren Township, J. W. Hardin, of dropsy, aged 54 years
Nov. 5 at Ashboro, daughter of Martin and Maggie Shuler of whooping
cough aged 18 months.
Nov. 6 at Caseyville, John, son of Frank and Agnes Boyle of fever,
aged 5 months
Nov 10 in Jackson township, Parke county James L. Miller of abscess,
aged 75 years, 6 months
Local News Of The Week – George Getches, aged 47 years died Sunday
morning of heart disease, at the home of his brother-in-law, a Mr.
Doidge at Cardonia. Some time ago the deceased moved from this
county to Saulsbury, Mo., from which place he with his family, started
a few weeks ago to move back to Cardonia, traveling overland. On
the way the deceased became sic, which cause him to take the railroad,
he arriving at Cardonia a week ago last Saturday.
The six year old daughter of Wm. Krampfe who lives south of the city,
died of diphtheria yesterday.
The Brazil Democrat, 12 Nov 1891
submitted by James VanDerMark
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