CLAY COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITS AND DEATH NOTICES
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 cold
Brazil Indiana March 25, 1899
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
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
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 away.
The Indiana Journal 1898-06-22
Brazil IN Jan 9. Dike Lamay, farmer and trapper, was
charged with first degree murder today following the death of
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
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
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
Ind. Oct 30
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.
Ind. Jan 28
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
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 things well."
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.
Sentinel1875-08-27 Death Of John Hendrix Sr.
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, 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)
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 Odd Fellow.
Date: July 26, 1899
Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
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
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State
The mother of Nat. U. Hill, of this place, died Monday
evening at her home in Brazil. – Bloomington Weekly Telephone,
14 Mary 1881, Page 003
Contributed by James VanDerMark
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
Indiana General News Items
from the Indianapolis News 12 December, 1890 Page 6 Column 5
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
JAMES I. MORRIS
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
Iva M. Morris By
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
Obituary 9-21-1915 Terre Haute Tribune
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
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
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 ?
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.
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
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
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
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
The body was taken to the Moore & Son's Funeral Home.
Mar 21 1949 Terre Haute Tribune
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 Cemetery
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune, Vigo Co., IN Saturday, April
27, 1957 page 2
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
Terre Haute Tribune 3-27-1964
Mrs. Blanche Davis
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. (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 great-great-grandchildren.
Terre Haute Tribune March 7, 1977
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. Monday
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
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
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
Submitted by Muriel White
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
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Dec 2, 1958
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
Submitted by Muriel White
Roscoe E. Killion
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
Newspaper: Brazil Times Obit 12-07-2001
Submitted by Muriel White
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
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 noon Sunday.
Newspaper: Brazil Times Obituary 12-26-1959 Saturday
Submitted by Muriel White
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
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
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 great-great-grandchildren.
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 of services
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: Friday July 23, 20
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy
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
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
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
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
Newspaper: The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, Highland Co.,
Oh.) Thursday, Date: February 6, 1862
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel
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 died.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899 Paper: Indiana State
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
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 couth aged 18
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
The Brazil Democrat, 12 Nov 1891
submitted by James VanDerMark
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 good family.
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.
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