CHILD GAVE DEATH ALARM
Little Girl, hose[sic] Arm Was Broken in Runaway Accident Sees Father Killed and Hastens to Call Assistance - Victim Was 45 Years Old.
S.V. Allen who was killed yesterday morning, near Cloverdale had gone to his farm, one-fourth mile west of town had alighted from his wagon and was standing near the horses heads when they became frightened and ran. He wa knocked down, and in failling was struck by by a wheel, which split open his head. A little girl with him was thrown from the wagon and though her arm was broken she ran back to town and gave the alarm. Undertaker Nixon went to the scene and brought the body to town.
Allen was about 45 years of age. His leaves a widow about 45 years of age and five small children. He came from Clinton County, Indiana, about a year ago.
The remains were taken to Sheridan today for burial.
Greencastle Herald, Greencastle Putnam County, 24 Jul 1908 - transcribed by J.S.
Basil Bailey, Sr. of Clinton County, not Poisoned
The chemical analysis, which was made by Dr. L.D. Waterman, of this city, assisted by Dr. P. McNab, of West Newton, in the case of Basil Bailey, Sr. of Clinton County, Indiana, resulted in determining the fact that Mr. Bailey was not poisoned, but must have died from some unascertained disease. Mr. Bailey was 70 years old, previously healthy, worked hard all day, eat his supper and was discovered very sick in about two hours afterward, and died in twenty-seven minutes after he was known to be ill. Some disagreement in his family gave rise to the suspicion that he was poisoned, and the Coroner of the county had the body disinterred and the stomach analyzed. The result as shown by the affidavit to the Coroner of Clinton county, entirely relieves the suspected parties.
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 17 Jun 1872 - transcribed by J.S.
JAMES BROFFORD DIES AFTER
Was Prominent is Civic and Indudstrial Life.
Board of Trade Member
James M. Brafford, age fifty-eight, died today at his home, 3102 Broadway, after an illness of seven months. Mr. Brafford was born in Clinton County, Indiana, later moved to Winamac and came to Indianapolis in 195. He was president of teh Hoosier Grain Company, secretary of the Indiana Gran Dealers' Association and for the last twelve years had been a member of the governing body of the Indianapolis Boar dof[sic] Trade.
At the time of the death Mr. Brafford was chairman of the railroad and traffic committee of Broadway M.E. church and the Oriental lodge, Raper Commandery and the Scottish Rite of the Masonic order. He is survived by a widow and two sons, Don S and P.G. Brafford, both of Indianapolis
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 25 Apr 1919 - transcribed by J.S.
Special to The Indianapolis News. Danville, Ill, January 15.
W.S. Douglas, age seventy-three, is dead at his home in Potomac. He was born in Clinton county, Indiana, and at the age of eighteen, enlisted in the Seventieth Indiana infantry. He was a member of Company A, of which Benjamin Harrison was captain. Mr. Douglas lived in the vicinity of Indianapolis for a number of years. He is survived by the widow and six children.
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 15 Jan 1916 - transcribed by J.S.
DEATH OF JOSEPH GASKILL
Joseph Gaskill, a former well known citizen of this place, died July 20th in Frankfort. The remains were brought here for interment. The Frankfort Times says:
After weeks of suffering and at the extreme old age of eight-one years Uncle Joseph Gaskill died at his home last night shortly after 8 o'clock.
He wa born July 1st, 1813, in Warren County, Ohio. Came to Clnton county, Indiana, in 1833, and moved to Crawfordsville in 1840, where he lived until February 1887, when he moved to Frankfort.
During the most of his life he worked at the trade of shoe-making. However, while he resided in Crawfordsville, for a time he was in the retail boot and shoe business. In this he met with reverses, his store being burned. He had been twice married and his last wife survives him, but leaves no children. For a great many years he was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and belonged to the Independent Order of Odd Fellow. The simple expression, "If he had an enemy it is not known," is one of the most eloquent tributes that can be paid to any man, yet it is true of him. There was that about him that indicated the unswering honesty of his nature and drew men to him as friends.
Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, 27 Jul 1894 - transcribed by J.S.
S.S. Isgrigg died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W.
Hauck, one mile west of Argos, Tuesday, Sept. 8, aged 79 years, 7
months, and 5 days. He was for fifty years a resident of Clinton
County, Indiana, and his remains were taken to Frankfort for burial.
Plymouth Tribune, Vol 2, No 50, Plymouth, Marshall County, 17 Sept 1903 - transcribed by J.S.
WILLIS W. McCOY
Willis W. McCoy was born in Garrard County, Kentucky, January 27, 1836; died June 4 1908; age 72 years 4 months and 7 days.
About the year 1849 he removed with his parents to Putnam County and late to Clinton County, Indiana. He had six brothers and sisters, all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond, but one brother, James of Colfax, Clinton County, Indiana, but on account of sickness he could not be present. On October 20, 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Browning, who now is left to mourn for a kind and loving companion. To this union were born six children, four daughters, and two sons., Emma, wife of James Wright, Lafayette; Harriet, wife of John Clark, John , Sallie, wife of Columbus Christy and Pearl, wife of Harry Dicks.
The have all attained the age of manhood and womanhood, and are all present today, with their husbands and wifes to follow this loved one to its last resting place.
He leaves six children, four sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Uncle Willis, as he was known by all, was a good and kind neighbor, always ready and willing to lend a helping hard[sic] to those who were needy or in distress, was a kind and devoted husband and a most affectionate father; now his family counsels are no longer heard, but in memories will live for ever.
His home was always open to everyone, he took a niece, Lizzie Chadd, now the wife of Jake Huffman, and gave he a home when she was seven years of age, and now she grieves with these children, the same as if she had lost an own father. His only worry was leaving his dear companion, but he told her what he thought would be best for her to do and requested all the children to be good to mother and take care of her. He had been a sufferer of Bright's disease for two and one-half years, but murmured not and the last he said was "You have done all that could be done and all is well.
Farewell! Farewell! but not forever, Kind husband and loving father; We hope to meet you on the other shore, Where sickness, sorrow and death are no more. There is a land above where parting is unknown, A whole eternity of love, formed for the good alone, And faith beholds the dying here, Transplanted to that happier shore.
Willis McCoy was born January 27, 1837, died June 4, 1908; aged 72 years, 4 months and 7 days. He was the son of John and Mary McCoy and one of a family of 10 children - 7 boys and 3 girls.
Willis McCoy was united in marriage to Eliza Browning October 20, 1856, to this union were born six children - two boys and four girls, all are living and were present at their father's death.
When quite a youth Mr. McCoy with his father, and mother and family started from Kentucky to Galveston, Texas, traveling by boat down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. They remained there a short time and then came to Jefferson County, Indiana, from there to Putnam County and settled in Marion Township where he spent the remainder of his life. Willis McCoy did not belong to a church claiming as we live here on earth so will we live after death. Mr. McCoy was honest, truthful, charitable, kind to widow and orphan, always giving assistance to those in need.
The funeral was conducted by Elder W.H. Brown at the Christian Church; burial at Fillmore cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our darling husband and father and especially do we offer our sincere thanks to Frank Day for his loyalty during his two an done-half years' sickness. Mrs. Willis McCoy and children.
Star-Democrat, Greencastle, Putnam County, 12 Jun 1908 - transcribed by J.S.
DEATH OF MRS. PETERSON
Mary Jane, daughter of Daniel and Prudence Armentrout, pioneers, was born in Ross county, Ohio, April 26, 1632 and emigrated with her parents to Perryville, Clinton county, Indiana, in the fall of 1838 and to Montgomery county in 1839 and was the owners of the once noted James W. Wilson farm and a welcome for pioneer Presbyterian ministers and other distinguished men, such as Rev. Taylor, Wilson Eastman, Martin Furguson, Eavens Thompson and M.D. White in his college course found a welcome home. She was married to David Peterson, a son of James and Susan Peterson, of Ross county, Ohio, uncle to Hon. John and Solomon Peterson, April 11, 1849, and to them were born nine children, five boys and four girls, seven of whom survive. Mrs. Malissa Stookey, Mrs. Elmer Arahood, Will, Allen, Franklin, Paris and Daniel, all prosperous farmers Susan died in early woomhood[sic] and Hulda in infancy. Her husband died in 1877. She has two brothers, William and Allen and two brothers, William and Allen and two sisters living, they are Mrs. James W. Wilson and Mrs. Davis all whom were present except William, who is now in Kansas. In early life she was a member of the Presbyterian church, later for convenience she joined the M.E. church and later joined the German Baptist or Dunkard church, known as White church where her funeral was preached by Revs. Charles Campbell, Bowers and Dunbar to one of the largest congregations ever assembled at that place at 2.30pm, June 14th. Interment at Bowers cemetery.
Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, Crawfordsville, 16 Jun 1899 - transcribed by J.S.