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Gibson County, Indiana



Died on the 12th Inst., at Collinsville, Conn., Mr. John Ames, formerly a resident of Princeton, Indiana, aged 42 years.
The Princeton Clarion, September 22, 1855
(submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Henry Anslinger

HAUBSTADT Sept. 16. (Special) Henry Anslinger, 75 years, prominent farmer of Haubstadt
died at his home at 6 o'clock Saturday evening after a lingering illness.
Mr. Anslinger was an active worker all his life until two years ago
when he suffered an attack of paralysis, being confined to his bed since that time.
He leaves a wife, five sons and four daughters.
The sons are Joseph, Anton and Frank of Haubstadt, Valentine of Mt. Vernon, Ill. and Phillip of McHenry. N. D.
The daughters are Mrs. John Heitzman of Evansville; Mrs. John Emge of Haubstadt; Mrs. A.J. Heitzman and Mrs. A. Tenbarge of. St. Louis.
The funeral will be held at the Catholic church at Haubstadt at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Tuesday, September 17, 1918
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Francis Marion Banks

Oakland City Man Dies
Francis Marion Banks, an old soldier and prominent resident of Oakland City died at 7 o'clock this morning, of apoplexy. He was 68 years old and had been in the furniture business at Oakland City for a number of years, retiring from active business only a few months ago.
Of the immediate family a widow and four children survive him. The children are Mrs. Edward Woodruff, Misses Francis and Henrietta and Master Forest Banks. The sisters are Mrs. John Pinney of this city Mrs. Anna McCarty and Mrs. George Coryell of Washington, Ind The funeral will be held at the M. E. church at Oakland City Thursday morning and the body will be taken to Petersburg for burial.
Wednesday, July 24, 1907
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J M Kell)


'Suicide' hastens Mother's Death Mrs. Minnie Berger, 70, mother of John Berger, who died, under mysterious circumstances at Princeton about two months ago. passed away at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son. Walter Berger 1507 Reis Avenue.
Pneumonia was the direct cause of the death. Grief and worry over the death of her son hastened her end. The coroner of Gibson county returned a verdict of suicide in the death of John Berber, who carried large accidental life Insurance policies, after an autopsy by the medical department of Indiana university revealed poison in the body. His death occurred a short time after he was injured in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Berger is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Strunk of Buckskin and Mrs. W. H. Block of near Princeton; one son Walter, city: two sisters. Mrs. Kate C. Boss of Lynnville, and Mrs. Mary C. Guise of Tampa, Fla. and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will he announced on the arrival of Mrs. Guise of Tampa. Fla.
The Evansville Courier Friday January 15, 1926
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Dr. Thomas M. Brown

Dr. Thomas M. Brown, one of the best known physicians of the county. died at his home at Oakland City Ind., Monday morning. He was 65 years of age and was born at Newburg, Ind., but had resided at Oakland for thirty-five years. He leaves a widow and several children. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Oakland City.
Wednesday, June 26, 1907
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Mrs. Elnora Busing

Haubstadt Oct 18 (1953) Mrs. Elnora Busing was a lifelong resident of Haubstadt, a member of St. Stevens Evangelical and reformed Church and of the Ladies Guild. Surviving are a son Raymond, Haubstadt and Mrs Matilda Pugh, Ft. Branch; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be completed at the Ziliak and Wade Funeral Home here where friends may call.
Monday, October 19, 1953
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J M Kell)


PRINCETON, March 21--(Special)—
Jesse M, Chapman, 78, retired plumber, died at 3:15 a.m.
Sunday at his home here, following a six weeks illness. A native of Princeton, he was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical United Brethren Church.
Surviving are the wife, Florence, seriously ill at their home here; a daughter, Mrs, Virginia Drury, Princeton: five sons, William, of Oregon City, Ore., Robert E., of East St, Louis, Ill., Theodore, of Dysart, Ia., Oscar, of Princeton and John, of Martinsville, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Mande E, Paxton, Los Angeles, Calif,, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Wright and Kendall funeral home, Tentative arrangements for funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev, William Medeaif officiating, Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery,
Monday, March 22, 1954
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Transcribed by J.M. Kell

Henry P. Chambers

Princeton Ind. Oct. 13.-Ex-Mayor Henry P. Chambers, died here last night,
aged sixty-four. He had been in failing health for several years. but recently suffered a stroke of paralysis which caused his death.
He was a native of Ohio and served during the civil war with Company K of the Second Ohio Volunteers. He served one term as mayor of Princeton, was twice elected sheriff of the county and held various other public offices of trust.
The Indianapolis Journal.,
October 14, 1903
(Transcribed by J M Kell)


Her Remains Were Brought Here For Burial
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the remains of Mrs. Mollie V. Johnson. wife of Dr. J. H. Clark, Princeton Ind. arrived here for internment in the new cemetery. Mrs. Clark removed from this city in 1898 with her husband. who located at Princeton Ind. The family lived at Shady Grove before living here and have numerous relatives and friends in the city and county. Mrs. Clark was born at Springfield. Tenn., Nov. 3rd, 1844. She married Dr. Clark in 1894. She is survived by three brothers, Jas. Johnson, of Tennessee; Anderson Johnson, of Oklahoma, and Henry Johnson of California.
Dr. Clark's first wife, the mother of his children. was her only sister. and her loyalty and devotion to them, won his heart and their's, and they now grieve with him in the loss of their best friend.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. N. M. Clark, and was conducted by Rev. W. T. Oakley and interment at the new cemetery. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful and the new made mound was completely covered with these tokens of love and affection.
Crittenden Record-Press., February 02, 1911
Marion Ky
(Transcribed by J.M. Kell)


Died on December 31st, Clark Leathers, in the 22nd year of his age.
(The Princeton Clarion, January 12, 1856, submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Gerald Moore Crosby

Princeton, IN, Age 66, 11/7/2006 Funeral services for Mr. Gerald Moore Crosby, age 66,
of Princeton, IN, were held on Saturday, October 21st, 2006, in the Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel,
with Rev. Marshall Gupton officiating.
Interment followed in the Sardis Ridge Cemetery in Parsons, TN.
Mr. Crosby passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, in St. Maryʼs Medical Center in Evansville, IN. He was born on December 25, 1939 to Lester Frank Crosby (deceased) and Mildred Moore Crosby (deceased), of Camden, TN.
Oakdale Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Crosby; two daughters, Cheryl Anne (Scott) Cornwell and Carol Lynn Crosty; a sister, Janell Burke Ellis; and a grandson, Hawkins Cornwell.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Alan Crosby.
Memorials can be sent to Sardis Ridge Cemetery, C/O Patsy Moore, 325 East Highland St.,
Decaturville, TN 38329
(Contributed by Christine Walters)


Died on the 25th Inst., Cyntha Ann DePriest, consort of G. W. DePriest in the 34th year of her age.
(The Princeton Clarion, March 1, 1856, submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Charles Edward Deutsch

Charles Edward Deutsch. a drummer of Oakland City, died Monday morning at the Evansville sanitarium of angina pectoris.
He had been in the city during the past two weeks on a prolonged spree which resulted in the attack of heart trouble and his consequent death. He was 37 years old and a member of a prominent family at Oakland city Ind. The remains were taken to that place Monday afternoon by his brother' Louis Deutsch for burial.
Tuesday, June 20, 1905
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. M. Kell)


Princeton. Ind.. Jan. 13.-(Special;) -telegram received by Will Blair, president at the Farmers National bank, told of the death of his brother. Will Downey, a former resident of Princeton, at Indianapolis, Sunday. The body was brought here late yesterday. The funeral service will be held at the Pfohl funeral home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. L. A. Harriman officiating.
The Evansville Courier Wednesday Jan 13, 1937


Died on Saturday the 5th Inst., Mr. Henry Duncan, in the 97th year of his age. Native of Scotland, and emigrated to this country in 1832. In the year 1833, he came to Princeton.
(The Princeton Clarion, April 12, 1856, submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Father Ewers

Father Benard Ewers. who for the past twenty-six years has been pastor of the St. Peter and Paul church at Haubstadt, died this morning at 7 o'clock. The deceased was born In Germany, but spent the early years of his life at St. Phillips In Posey county.
He was nearing his sixty-second birthday at the time of his death and he has all his life been one befitting his calling.
The funeral services will be held at Haubstadt Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and a number of clergymen will be in attendance from Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, Evansville and other points throughout the state.
Tuesday, December 22, 1908
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN

Mrs. Irene Godwin

PRINCETON — Mrs. Irene Godwin, 68, of King's Station, died Saturday afternoon, at Welborn Baptist Hospital in Evansville after an illness of 12 days.
She was a member of the Enon General Baptist Church, the Evening Star Rebekah Lodge in Ft. Branch, and the King's Home Economic Club.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; three daughters, Mrs. Albia Yeast, Mrs. Arthur White, and Mrs. George S.. Munnier Jr., all of Ft. Branch; two sons, Orval L. of Rochelle, Ill., and Wiliam R. of Ogden, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Etta Crooks of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Pearl Summers, Detroit, Mich., and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Enon General Baptist Church.
Sunday, May 20, 1962
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Transcribed by J.M. Kell

Jacob Goodrich

Jacob Goodrich, of Princeton Ind., died from hydrophobia after intense suffering.
Daily Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle., July 14, 1891
Clarksville Tenn.
(Transcribed by J. M. Kell)

Mrs. Agnes Goodson

Owensville Ind. - Mrs Agnes Goodson, 76, died 10 p.m. Wednesday at home.
Surviving: husband, Charles; stepson; Roy, East St. Louis, Ill.; stepdaughter Mrs. Patsey Cooper, East St. Louis; brothers George Lester, Ft. Branch and John Lester Princeton; sister Mrs Elsie Smith, Owensville.
Services 10 a.m. Saturday at Holder's, the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Burial Clark Cemetery.
Friday, November 1, 1957
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. M. Kell)

Nancy Harrison

Mrs Nancy Harrison, a sister of Rev. S.T. Evans of Dover, died at her home in Patoka Ind. April 5th.
Deceased was the oldest of ten children and was born near Dover on the 10th of April 1808.
She was the daughter of Samuel Evans, a pioneer resident of that community.
The Evening Bulletin. (Maysville, Ky.)
28 April 1893
(Transcribed by J. M. Kell)

Adam D. Heldt

Adam D. Heldt, 77, died Sunday, funeral 2 p.m., Wednesday.
Rites for Adam Heldt at Princeton Wednesday - Services for Adam D. Heldt, 77, of Princeton, who died Wednesday of a heart attack, at his home, Sunday night, will be held in the Colvin and Son Mortuary, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Adolph Egloff, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Princeton.
Mr. Heldt, the husband of the former Frances Gosman of Jasper, worked from 1908 to 1912 in the William J. Kuebler Clothing store in Jasper. Since 1920 he had operated the Adam D. Heldt and Son Shoe Store, Princeton. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 634, for 54 years, and had been presented with a 50-year pin by the lodge only last week. Surviving besides the wife are a son, William D., who was associated with Mr. Heldt in the shoe business; a brother, John, of Haubstadt, and four grandsons.
April 4, 1961
The Herald (Jasper, Ind.)
Submitted by Kathyrn Todd

Mrs. Frances Heldt

Mrs. Frances Heldt of Princeton Dead
Mrs. Frances T. Heldt, 71, of Princeton, a former resident of Jasper, died at 9 a.m. Friday at her home following an illness of five months. Mrs. Heldt was the daughter of the late Martin Gosman and Anna, Knies, Gosman, Jasper. She was the widow of Adam Heldt who operated a shoe store in Princeton until his death about three years ago. Since his death, the couple's son, William, has been conducting the business. Mrs. Heldt was a member of St. Josseph Catholic Church, the D. of I., St. Ann's Altar Society and the Lady Elks.
Surviving besides the son, William, are three sisters, Mrs. Clara Miller of Jasper, Mrs. Nora Sturm of Columbus, O., and Mrs Olivia Kuebler of Louisville,; a brother, Dr. Thomas A. Gosman of Indianapolis and four grandsons. A brother Will Gosman of Jasper, preceded her in death.
Friends may call at the Colvin and Son Mortuary in Princeton after 3 p.m. today. Services will be held in St. Joseph Church at 9 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Evansville Courier & Press (IN)
Nov. 3, 1962
Submitted by Kathyrn Todd

Ruth V. Heldt

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ruth V. Heldt, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 11:30 p.m. at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
She was born in Middletown, Ohio on Dec. 7, 1918 and resided in Columbus, Ohio for 25 years where she was a retired resident manager of her apartment complex.
She was formerly of Princeton, coming from Indianapolis.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Joe and Linda Heldt of Columbus; Tom and Becky Heldt and John and Rita Heldt, all of Princeton; and George Heldt of Ft. Branch; a brother Albert Jennens of Rochester; a sister, Betty Bigler of Fishers; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Heldt and a grandson, Trey Jones.
Private graveside services were held at St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Princeton. Father Bernie Etienne officiated, Colvin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Sept. 2, 2003
Princeton Daily Clarion (IN)
Submitted by Kathyrn Todd

William Heldt

Notice - PRINCETON -- William D. Heldt, 57, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Gibson General Hospital.
Surviving are four sons, Joseph of Columbus, Tom, John, and Geroge, all of Princeton; and six grandchildren.
Sun., Oct. 26, 1975
Evansville Courier and Press (IN)
Submitted by Kathyrn Todd

Died GEO. Holbrook

At his resindece, in Gibson County Indiana 9th inst. Geo. Holbrook, who on the 7th of October Preceding, completed 100 years of his age. His third wife, aged 59 years, preceded him to the grave but four days.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 1844
Paper: Centinel Of Freedom (Newark, NJ)
(Transcribed by J.M. Kell)


FORT BRANCH, Ind. — Henry Holzmeyer, 95, of Fort Branch, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Christian Wehmer; Miss Loretta Holzmeyer both of Fort Branch; two sons, Raymond of Fort Branch; Herman of Orlando, Fla.; one brother. Ambrose Holzmeyer of Haubstadt; twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, with burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. The Holy Name Society will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at anytime, at Lamb Funeral Home.
Monday, September 6, 1971
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. M. Kell)

Herman Horrall

HAZLETON, Ind. — Herman H. "Jack" Horrall, 84, died at 8:50 p.m_ Sunday at Holiday Manor Nursing Home in Princeton. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a son, Herman "Jackie" Horrall of Hazleton; a brother, Chester of Hazleton; and two granddaughters.
Services will be at 10 am. Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may ran from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Tuesday, June 28, 1988
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J.M. Kell)

Mrs. Josephine Jenkins

Oakland City, April 14
Mrs Josephine Jenkins, 92, died Saturday at an Evansville hospital after a long illiness. A native of Warrick County Mrs. Jenkins had lived in Oakland City since 1885. She was a widow of Melvin Jenkins, former Evansville police officer, who died in 1933.
Surviving are a son, Walter of Oakland City, a daughter, Mrs. Viola Hassel, of Princeton eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church here. Rev. Russell Wall officating. Burial will be in Montgomery cemetery.
The body will be at the Lamb and Son funeral home until time for service.
Monday, April 15, 1946
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J.M. Kell)


OWENSVILLE, Feb. 5.— (Special) —
Funeral services for Oscar J, Knowles, 79, who died at the home of a son. Charles K. Knowles. Wednesday night, will be held at the home here at 1 o'clock. Saturday afternoon, with Elder A. A. Shoults of the Primitive Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Owensville cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

Mrs. Jane Kell

Saturday, November 19, 1864 - Princeton Union Clarion
Mr. Editor: -- Allow me to occupy a short space in the columns of your paper by way of speaking of the unusual mortality in this place, five deaths having occurred within three weeks on the same square. Among them we are pained to record the death of an estimable lady and good citizen, MRS. JANE KELL. consort of REV. JOHN KELL.
She had for years acted in the capacity of midwife. She was always ready to leave her bed to go to the aid of the sick and suffering. Though the call came at the silent hours of midnight. no weather was ever too cold and stormy for her to obey the dictates of humanity. Many hearts have been made glad by her prompt and timely aid. Her heart was ever open to the wants of her fellow beings.
"No one knew her but to love her."
She was a useful member of society until within the last year. when disease fastening upon her, weakened her mind. Still she lingered on a few short months. when her freed spirit winged its way.
"Where the weary are at rest."
She 1eaves a large circle of friends to mourn her loss, and to them I would say, mourn not for her.
"She is not dead, but sleepeth."
N. G.

Raymond C. Kell

Prominent Feed Mill Owner Dies
Raymond C. Kell, 67, owner and operator of Kell's Feed Store in Oakland City, died at 1:45 a.m. today(26 Dec 1965) in the Gibson General Hospital following a heart attack.
The deceased. was born March 12, 1898 in Gibson County and had resided at 238 Lucretia Street in Oakland City since 1925. He was a graduate of Oakland City College and a former school teacher and farmer of this area. He was very active in sports and bowled four nights each week. He was a member of the Oakland City College Board for 20 years and was resident of the Board for 15 years. He resigned in 1963. Mr. Kell was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church.
Survivors include the widow, Esther, four daughters, Mrs. Dora Anthony of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Amy Tschappiler of Carlsbad, N.M., Mrs. Aline Taitano of the Island of Saipan, and Mrs Lena Boswell of Martinsville; seven sons, Rev. John of Rockport, and Rev. Edwin of Michigan City, Fred, R. Lee, Louis,,Sammie and James, all of Oakland City; 29 grandchildren; one great - grandchild: one brother, Vernie of Safety Harbor, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Kelley of Princeton, Mrs. Jennie Roberts and Miss Marie Kell, who is secretary of Kell's Feed Store, both of Oakland City, and Mrs. Martha Jones of Evansville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First General Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Lashley and Rev. Bobby L. Doan officiating. Burial will be in Providence Church Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home.
Submitted by J. M. Kell

John E. Kell

YANKEETOWN (IN)- John E. Kell, 86, died at 12:17 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Bakers Rest Haven in Boonville.
He was born March, 12, 1923, in Pike County to the late Raymond and Esther (Houchins) Kell.
Surviving are three children, Janice Martin, Martha Carpenter and Mike Kell; three brothers, Fred, Louis and Sam Kell and three sisters, Amy Tschappler, Aline Taitana and Lena Boswell.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City with burial in Montgomery Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Carpenter will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until service time Friday at the chapel.
Submitted by J. M. Kell

Mrs. Henry Kesler

Mrs. Henry Kesler, aged twenty-three years, died at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday at the home or her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Kindig in Jimtown, from lung trouble. She is survived by one child, a three-year-old son, her husband, parents and several brothers. The funeral will be held from the Shaum church at 10:30 Friday.

Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review


HAUBSTADT Sept. 19.-(Special) Chris Kissel, 75, rural route 2, Haubstadt died yesterday at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at the home, and at 8 o'clock at the St. James Catholic church.
Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul cemetery in Haubstadt.
Mr. Kissel is survived by his wife. Barbara; two sons, Norman and Albert, Haubstadt two daughters, Mrs. Carl Simon. Haubstadt and Mrs. Melvin White, Evansville; three brothers. Henry, Evansville, Mathew, of Buckskin. and Joseph. of St. James; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Nass, Evansville; and 12 grandchildren.
Monday, September 20, 1937
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J.M. Kell)

Burl P. Lamb 1898-1967

Burl P . Lamb Succumbs After Long Illness Funeral services for Burl P. Lamb, well known conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the Corn Mortuary chapel with Rev. Glen Lashley officiating. Burial was in In Montgomery Cemetery. Mr. Lamb, 68, died Saturday morning at Gibson General Hospital where he had been a patient for 16 days. He had suffered from a heart ailment since 1963 and had been in and out of the hospital several times. Born in Ridgeway, he had resided in Grayville, Ill., before moving to Oakland City 34 years ago. He was a baker by trade and was a member of the Bakery Confectionery Union of America. Before his retirement in 1963 he had served as custodian of the Oakland City grade school for eight years and was on the maintainence staff of the Gibson General Hospital, Princeton, after that for seven and one half years. Mr. Lamb was a member of the First General Baptist Church, the Oakland City F & AM Lodge # 467 and was a Past High Priest of Royal Arch Masonic Lodge # 122. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star # 451 and the Princeton Council # 71. Masonic memorial services were conducted for Mr. Lamb Sunday evening at the Corn Mortuary. Survivors are his wife Irene; three daughters, Mrs. Reva Kell of Rockport, Mrs. Mildred Johnson of Lafayette and Mrs. Jeanie Moore of Earlington, Ky.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Roark of Omaha, Ill.,. Mrs. Blon Gillispie of Quincy, Ill., Mrs. Hazel Weiseman and Miss Ruth Lamb of LaGrange, Mo.
(Submitted by J M Kell)

Irene Kinkade Lamb 1904-1992

OAKLAND CITY, Ind. Irene K. Lamb, 88, of Dawson Springs, Ky., formerly of Oakland City, died at 4:20 a.m. April 16, 1992, Thursday at Dawson Springs Health Care Center. She was a member of First General Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Needle and Searchlight Club. She was also a member of the Republican Women, the Oakland City Senior Citizens, the Oakland City Rebekah chapter and the Eastern Star. Surviving are three daughters, Jeannine More of Dawson Springs, Mildred Johnson of Humble, Texas, and Reva Kell of Newburgh; two sisters, Vivian Kinkade of Evansville and Hazel Carroll of Deming, N.M.; a brother, Charles Kinkade of Equality, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with burial in Montgomery Cemetery at Oakland City. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
(Submitted by J M Kell)


0. Ray Luhring, His Son, at Bedside When Prominent Banker Passes Away
Henry W. Luhring, aged 61, a leading citizen of Haubstadt Ind., and father of Attorney O. Ray Luhring of this city, died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning as the result of a stroke of apoplexy three weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Luhring had been at his bedside ever since the attack and his death was not unexpected_ Mr. Luhring was born on a farm four miles east of Haubstadt and during the early part of his life devoted himself to farming.
For the last thirty-five years he led a business life in Haubstadt, at the time of his death being president of the Haubstadt bank, head of a mercantile establish- ment and director of a building and loan association. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
He is survived by his wife. Mrs. Martha Luhring, one son, one brother, Daniel Luhring of Haubstadt and two sisters, Mrs. Finkbeiner of Marshall, Ill., and Miss Rosa Luhring of Terre Haute. Ind. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at Mt. Mariah church and will be private.
Wednesday, January 15, 1913
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. Mike Kell)


WILLIAM S. MC CALLEY farmer and stock raiser, section 30, was one of the first to settle on the prairies in this vicinity. He was born July 28, 1843, in Gibson, Indiana. His father, David McCalley, was born June 24, 1805, in Ohio, and died in Louisa County, Iowa. His mother's maiden name was Ann Wilson, and she was also born in Ohio. William was taken to Lee County, Iowa, in 1844, and was reared there on a farm, receiving a common school education.
During the war he enlisted on August 22, 1862, at Keokuk, Iowa, in Company A, Nineteenth Iowa Infantry. He took part in the battles of Prairie Grove, siege of Vicksburg, Spanish Fort, surrender of Mobile, and with General Banks on his Texas expedition. He was mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, after which he settled in Louisa County, Iowa, where he resided five years. In 1870, he moved to Page County, Iowa, and thence to Atchison County, Missouri, in 1875, locating where he now resides. He now owns 160 acres of well improved land, has a comfortable residence, etc. Politically, he is a staunch Republican, and a strong temperance man.
Mr. McCalley was married February 6, 1873, to Miss Mary A. Munzzingo, daughter of Edward Munzzingo. She was born near Richmond, Indiana. They have five children: Annie G., Maggie E., David C., Amanda and Arthur. Himself and wife are members of the Greenville United Presbyterian Church, in which he holds the position of Elder. He is widely and favorably known throughout the county.
St. Joseph, Mo.: National Historical Company, 1882.
Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

John H. M'Connell

Francisco Sept 19 -(Special)- Funeral services for John H. M'Connell 56, who died at his home here Saturday night following a lingering illiness, will be held at 2:30 o"clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Clarence Hutchinson, pastor, and the Rev. Essel Cooper will be in charge.
Surviving are his wife Agnes; three sons, Gerald, Russell and Herschel; four dayghters, Farrel, Mary Helen, Edyth, and Jean; two brothers, Elzie and R.B. M'Connell, all of Francisco, and a sister, Mrs Ross Farmer of Seattle, Wash.
Monday, September 20, 1937
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. Mike Kell)

Patrick McCormick

Patrick McCormick, an original Abolitionist, died at Princeton Ind., Thursday aged 71 years.
Pittsburg Dispatch., September 26, 1891
Pittsburg PA
(Transcribed by J. Mike Kell)

Dr. Claude M. McDonald

PRINCETON, Ind., Jan. 24. - Dr. Claude M. McDonald, of this city, a steward in the Second Division hospital, Second Army Corps, died at Greenville. S. C, last night of heart disease. He was for some time connected with the Prison South at Jeffersonville. He enlisted in the One-hundred-and-fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteers last spring. While at Camp Alger he was appointed hospital steward and took charge of the measles ward. He was sent South from Camp Alger. He was a prominent Mason.
The Indiana State Journal,
(Indianapolis, IN) Wed., Feb. 1, 1899
(Submitted by Candi Horton)

James Minnis

WINSLOW, Ind. — James G. Minnis, 76, of Lady Lake, Fla., formerly of Winslow, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday in Leesburg, Fla. He was a member of Arthur General Baptist Church, Oakland City Masonic Lodge, South Patoka Fire Department at Arthur, and United Mine Workers of America.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eunice Wallace; a daughter, Jo Anne Highsmith, and two sons, James A. and Larry W., all of Oswego, Ill.; a sister, Miriam Coker of Winslow; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Curtis Funeral Home in Winslow, with burial in Montgomery Cemetery at Oakland City. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 1989
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Transcribed by J. M. Kell


Owensville (Special)-
William N. Mobley, 79, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday in his home west of here.
Survivorsinclude his wife Nora, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Mabel Wilcox of Farmington Ill, Three sons, Madison of Owensville and Melvin and Lester of Mt. Carmel, Ill., and a sister Mrs. Ida Jones of Owensville.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Maumee Church with Rev. H. W. Barr and Rev. Robert Head officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at Holder funeral home.
Wednesday, November 14, 1956
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Transcribed by J. M. Kell


PRINCETON. Ind.; Dec 15—Mrs. Gertrude Wallace Murdock. 45. committed suicide by. drowning herself in a well at the home of a neighbor at Fort-Branch, near here early today. She had been ill and despondent for some time. The woman's slippers and bath robe were found beside the well. Mrs.Murdock formerly lived in Indianapolis
Date: 1921-12-15;
Paper: Elkhart Truth

Sister Mary Raymond Obert 1912-2003

Sister Mary Raymond Obert (formerly Helena Theresia, died on June 13, 2003 at St. Paul Hermitage
in Beech Grove, Indiana. Sister Mary Raymond was born on December 2, 1912 in Haubstadt, Indiana.
She entered the Monastery Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand, Indiana in 1931. She transferred to Our Lady of Grace Monastery in 1960 of which she was a founding member. Sister Mary Raymond was an educator and principal in various schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Evansville for 56 years. She retired to the Monastery in 1989. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Joseph and Mary (Benkert) Obert, four brothers and four sisters. Her sister, Lucille Schaefer of Haubstadt, Indiana, services nieces and nephews and her religious community, survive. her.
Viewing will be on Monday, June 16, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul Hermitage and from 4 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Monastery both in Beech Grove, Indiana. A wake service will take place at 7 p.m. in the Monastery. Viewing on Tuesday, June 17 will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral; at 4 p.m. also at the Monastery. Arrangements are being handled by Little & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in honor of Sister Mary Raymond may be made to the Retired Sister's Fund,
c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave., Beech Grove, Indiana 46107.
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Henry O'Laughlin

Boonville, Ind (Special)- Henry O'Laughlin, 65, a veteran of World War I, died at 1:15pm Thursday in State Soldiers Home at Layfayette.
He is survived by an aunt, Mrs Lizzie Gourner, and an uncle, Pete O'Laughlin of Boonville.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Barnett Funeral Home with Rev. William R. Jacoby officiating. The Veterans of Foriegn Wars will conduct graveside rites at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Friday, June 7, 1957
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Died William Prince

Princeton Ind., the Hon. William Prince, a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. from the first Congressional District of that State.
Date: Friday, October 8, 1824
Statesman, New York, NY
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

William Peoples

Princeton, Ind.; April 27,[1896]- , aged sixty-three; a prominent resident of this city died to-day. He was the first contractor for the construction of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis railroad east of this city.
src: Indiana Journal April 29, 1896

Andrew Pfohl

Pfohl, Andrew Pfohl, a well-known soldier, died at Princeton Ind., March 18. aged 43. from the effects of a large dose of morphine. It was a case of suicide. in consequence of intemperance. Comrade Pfohl was a gallant soldier, enlisting at 15 in Co. B, 14th Ind., in which he served three years in the Army of the Potomac. being absent from his company but two days during that time. He then enlisted in Co. H, 143d Ind was mustered out Oct. 17, 1865, as Sergeant not yet 20 years of age.
The National Tribune., March 31, 1887 Washington, DC
(Transcribed by J M Kell)


Bert R. Roth, 70, of Chandler, died 11:55 a.m. Sunday at Regina Pacis in Evansville.
Surviving are one son, Ralph: a daughter, Mrs. Betty Knight: a step-son. Charles South, all of Evansville; and three brothers, Arvle. Frank. Ulius, all of Chandler; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services are pending. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Perigo Funeral Home in Chandler.
Monday, September 6, 1971
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J M Kell)


PRINCETON, Feb. 5.—(Special) —
John P. Sheridan, 68. Southern railway employ, died suddenly at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon of a heart attack.
Surviving are his wife. Anna;daughter, Rosemary, of Indianapolis, and three sons, Bernara of Indianapolis, Francis and Edward of Princeton, and a sister, Mrs. Mayme Greek of Indianapolis.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937


Died on the 11th Inst., of typhoid fever, Elijah N., son of Robert S. Skelton; age nine years, six months and eight days. (The Princeton Clarion, January 19, 1856
(submitted by Peggy Thompson)


Died in Gibson County of congestive chill on the 2nd Inst., Catherine, wife of Robert S. Skelton , age thirty three years, two months and seventeen days.
(The Princeton Clarion, October 13, 1855, submitted by Peggy Thompson)

Lillian Speer

MACKEY, Ind. — Lillian (Gaebel) Speer, 83, of Wayne, Mich., formerly of Mackey, died Saturday in Wayne. Her husband, Clarence, died in 1963.
Surviving are a son, Donald Speer of Michigan; two sisters, Irene Thompson of Princeton and Valada Kell of Fort Branch; three grandsons and three great grandchildren.
Services were conducted in Wayne, where Uht Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Wednesday, November 22, 1989
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
Transcribed by J.M. Kell

Mrs. Lucy Stapleton

FRANCISCO, Feb. 5.— (Special) —Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Stapleton, 74, widow of Joshua Stapleton, who died Thursday afternoon .at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Anna De-Priest, in Sullivan, will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Francisco Methodist Episcopal church. The Rev. Clarence Hutchinson, pastor, will be in charge. Burial will he in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Surviving, besides Mrs. De Priest, are another daughter, Mrs. Jerry Schafer of Sullivan; two sons. Dale Stapleton of Lexington, Ky., and Ebert Stapleton of Francisco; eight grandchildren and three great-grand-children.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937


Haubstadt Aug 6, -(Special)- Funeral services for Mrs. Eva R. Singer 84, will be held at 9:45 o'clock Monday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs Ray Woods in Haubstadt, and 10 o'clock at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Singer died Thursday night at Mrs. Woods home. Additional survivors are three more daughters,Mrs Louis Woehler of Haubstadt,and Mrs William Trible and Mrs George Kuhn of Evansville; two sons, George and Joseph Singer of Evansville; 20 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.
Saturday, August 7, 1937
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J. Mike Kell)

Joseph Suttner

PRINCETON. Oct. 4. -(Special)-
The funeral arrangements of Joseph Suttner, age 74 years, whose death occurred Sunday night
at the home of his daughter Mrs. Valentine Suttner at Haubstadt south of here;
will be Wednesday morning from the St. Peter and Paul church at Haubstadt.
Burial in the church cemetery. Death was due to paralysis.
Four daughters survive. They are Mrs. Valentine Gansman and Mrs. Henry Elders. of Haubstadt Mrs. George Fromm, of Ridgeway. I and Mrs. Richard Smith. of Spokane, Wash.
Three sons, Dr. Suttner and Antone Suttner of Spokane, Wash., and Frank Suttner, of Ridgeway, Ill., survive.
Evansville Courier
(Transcribed by J M Kell)

Prentice Swain

March 18 1896, Princeton, Indiana, March 15, Prentice Swain, married, thirty years old, and a stationary engineer at Union, eleven miles northwest of this city, came to town yesterday. He drank all day and started to walk home in the evening in a snowstorm. He walked about two miles and laid down. This morning he was found, covered with fifteen inches of snow, He was brought to this city, where he died shortly afterward.


PRINCETON. Jan. 12.- (Special)-Funeral services for Thomas Tooley were held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the home of a son-in-law, Obe Salusman. Baldwin Heights, the Rev. J. P. Nesbit officiating. Burial was in Maumee cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Wednesday Jan 13, 1937

Goldie Waggoner

Goldie Waggoner, aged seventeen years, died of typhoid fever at Princeton, Ind., Sunday Feb. 12th. 1911. He was reared in the Hood school house neighborhood. Young Waggoner was a son of Joseph Waggoner, who died about three years ago. Goldie was an industrious boy and loved by all who knew him. We sympathlze with his relatives and friends in this their great loss and hope some day to meet him where parting will be no more.
Crittenden Record-Press., February 23, 1911
Marion Ky
(Transcribed by J.Mike Kell)

Milton Edward Walker

Princeton Sept 19 -(Special)-
Milton Edward Walker 37, died at 4:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al Walker, four and a half miles northeast of Princeton, following an illness of seven weeks.
Surviving besides his parents are two daughters, Helen and Sylvia.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Colvin and Son funeral chapel. The Rev. R.E. Simms will be in charge. Burial will be at the Smith Cemetery near Cybthiana.
Monday, September 20, 1937
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J.Mike Kell)


PRINCETON, Jan, 13.-(Special)- Samuel H. Whiting; 41, a World war veteran, died of apoplexy this morning at his home in Wheeling following an Illness of two months. The funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock: Thursday afternoon at the Wheeling Methodist church, the Rev. Drover Kreig and the Rev. C. C. Chatman officiating. Burial will, be in the Union Odd Fellows cemetery. Surviving are the wife. Alberta; mother, Mrs. Dora Whiting, at home: three brothers. Louis Whiting, north-east of Princeton, Bret near Hazleton and Dewey of Detroit. Mich.; three sisters. Mrs. Amelia Gaston of Wheeling. Mrs. Nana Ford of Mt. Olympus and Mrs. Mattie Hunt of Wheeling.
The Evansville Courier Wednesday Jan 13, 1937

Mrs. Clara Freshly Wood

Mrs. Clara Freshly Wood, 74, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday after several weeks of illness.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary L. Carnahan and Mrs. H. Dee White, both of Mt. Carmel: eight sons. Maurice A. Wood, Mike M. Wood, John W. Wood, Charles E. Wood and Sam E. Wood, all of Princeton, Mason H. Wood, Evansville, Dr. Robert Wood, Rockport, and Dr. James J. Wood, Tell City. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Helen Young, Rockport, Ind.; three brothers, Raymond and Louis Freshly of Rockport, and Wayne Freshly of Evansville; 22 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The body is at Wright and Kendall Funeral Home, Princeton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Montgomery Cemetery, Oakland City.
Sunday, May 20, 1962
Evansville Courier and Press, Evansville, IN
(Transcribed by J.Mike Kell)