CLAY COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITS AND DEATH NOTICES
Walter Jones, charged with
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
A shooting affray took place north of
town at an early hour this
morning in which Denman Toney received
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.
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
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
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
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
Miner Crushed By
Jones, a miner in the Brazil Block Coal Company;s mines at
Caseyville, was caught under a large mass of falling slate and crushed
The American Nonconformist 1896-01-30 Brazil Ind. Jan 28
Garrard aged fifty years, was crushed to death while working in
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
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.
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
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.
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 county.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
Monday evening at her home
in Brazil. – Bloomington Weekly Telephone, 14 Mary 1881, Page 003
Contributed by James VanDerMark
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
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 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 Cloverland.
Brazil newspapers July 15, 1908
Iva M. Morris By Special
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
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
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
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
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 Springs
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 Tribune
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 Obituary
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
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
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
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 services Saturday.
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,
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 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 of services
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: Friday July 23, 20
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy
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
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
Date: 1906-08-23; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review
BRAZIL, Ind-, Dec 4-—Benjamin Runnells,
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 the county.
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
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899 Paper: Indiana State Journal
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 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
The Brazil Democrat, 12 Nov 1891
submitted by James VanDerMark
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