Died in Franklin County, Indiana, 27th July last of a
bilious nervous fever, Dr. Freeman Perry, formerly of Fairhaven
in the 63rd year of his age.
New Bedford Mercury 9/9/1825
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Lived in One Town Sixty-one Years
Brookville, Ind., Aug. 11 --- Mrs. Clarissa Byram, 87 years old, died
Tuesday. She resided in Brookville for sixty-one years.
Despite entreaties of her son, Norman S. Byram, of
Indianapolis, she persisted in living in her old home, carring
for her poultry and old-fashioned garden.
Waterloo Daily Courier Waterloo, Iowa 11 August 1898
(submitted by Diana Heser Morse)
Death of a Recluse.
Brookville special: Tuesday In this city, attended by her sole
surviving relative, an aged maiden sister, was buried Phoebe Meeks, who
had been a recluse for over fifty years, because of some real
or fancied slight affront by her sweetheart. Back in the
thirties, one Sunday afternoon four "sets" of lovers were out
walking Suddenly one of the girls. Phoebe Meeks, left her
sweet heart and returned home, When he "called that night she
would not see him, and never saw him again, and from that day
she became a confirmed recluse. She never saw a railway train
nor the eourt house of Franklin county.
Her young lover. Hadley Johnson, finding all efforts for a
reconciliation impossible, married and became a widower. He
returned to his boyhood home, but she would not see him. Again
he came from his far Western home in Utah, and yet again, the
last time in 1897, but she, remained obdurate. What
caused pretty Phoebe Meeks to leave her lover, refuse ever
again to see him. and to become a recluse. Is a secret, that
was buried with her.
Date: 1900-12-01; Paper: Recorder
Miss Johnstone Dies.
Brookville Ind. Jan. 10.—Miss Lizzie
F. Johnstone, 70 years old, and prominent in public
affairs, died of heart disease. The funeral was held today
Date: 1906-01-10; Paper: Elkhart Truth