GRANT COUNTY, INDIANA
Obit: Lawrence Dinius,
78, 817 S. Branson St., died at 9:45 a.m. Saturday [Sept 14, 1957]
at a nursing home here. He had been in ill health for seven
months. Born in Huntington, Mr. Dinius had lived in Marion most of
his life. He was a retired employee of Leath Furniture Co. Mr.
Dinius was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the
Brotherhood Sunday School class. Surviving are one son, Madison,
manager of Marion National Corp..; one brother, Earl, Hemet,
Calif., and one grandson. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Monday at 911 S. Washington St., with Dr. A. Wesley Pugh, pastor
of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the
IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the S. Washington Street
address after 2 p.m. today. ( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )
Miss Rose Charles, a
step-daughter of Mrs. I. R. Dodds, died at Fairmount, Ind., on
June 23. (The Terry Eye, July 4, 1889) (contributed by Peggy
MARION, Ind. Oct. 13, John
H. Wisher, one of the best-known harness and buggy
dealers in this city, died Saturday night at 11 o'clock. Mr.
Winger was born in the grand duchy of Oldenburg, now a part or the
German empire, and came to this country in 1854. Ten years later
he located in Marion. He began on a. few dollars, and, at the time
of his death listed among the local banks as worth In the
neighborhood of $500,000. He had been ill for four months.Five
weeks ago his son Paul died
Indiana Journal Oct. 21 1896
Killed by a Live Wire. MARION, Ind., July 24
William Crites, the
eighteen-year-old son of John Crites of this city, was killed this
morning while at work for the Union Traction Company on South
Washington street. He was employed in resetting poles and
constructing new span wires from pole to pole. A leak is supposed
to have been in the hangers today as, when the electrician Curtis
White, attached the new span wire to the top of one of the poles,
it in some manner touched the span wire already up and this formed
a connection with the ground. Crites had hold of the other end of
the wire held by White and died almost instantly.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
Leader-Tribune (Marion, Indiana) December 9, 1954, Page 9,
CRASH VICTIM'S LAST RITES SET
Funeral Services for Robert H.
Watson, 66, 410 W. Fourth St., victim of a multiple
vehicle collision, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at 504 W. Third
St. Mr. Watson died early yesterday at Marion General Hospital
after being removed from the wreckage of his automobile on U. S.
35 just west of the Grant-Howard County line. Investigators said
the crash occurred at 6 p.m. Tuesday. They said Mr. Watson was
critically injured when the car he was driving east on the
highway, swerved to avoid colliding with a farm tractor and wagon
driven by Dora Wimmer, 74, R. R. 1, Fairmount. Mr. Watson, state
troopers said, crashed head-on into a westbound truck driven by
Melvin McCullogh, 27, LaCrosse, Ind. Son of the late Sturgeon and
Alice Watson, Mr. Watson was at one time co-operator with his
brother, the late Homer Watson, of the Watson Grocery on N.
Washington St. But for the past 18 years he acted as
representative for the Massachusetts Life Insurance Co. He was
affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the
official board of the First Christian Church and the Lions Club.
Dr. Lavon Fisher will officiate at funeral services. Burial will
follow in the IOOF Cemetery. Survivors include the widow, Zeda
Watson; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Clarke, Santa Barbara, Calif.,
and Mrs. Ralph Fisher, Chicago; two grandchildren and a sister,
Mrs. Della Sexton, Bartlesville, Okla.
Leader-Tribune (Marion, Indiana)
December 21, 1954
CLUB PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROBERT
Marion's Lions Club yesterday
completed drafting a resolution memorializing Robert Watson, 66, club member
and director, who was killed in a highway accident Dec. 7. The
resolution read: All of the members of the Lions Club were shocked
with the news of the tragic accident and the sudden demise of our
fellow Lion Robert Watson, who only a few hours before had
attended a regular meeting of the Lions Club and participated in
his official duties. Bob was a good Lion as well as a good
citizen, friendly and sincere and always interested in the welfare
of his fellow men. Pages could be written citing his friendly
deeds and lively interest in his Club and his community, his
church, and many other activities for community betterment. His
loss is keenly felt in his city. Now therefore be it resolved by
the Marion Lions Club, that we pause to note with sorrow the
passing of our friend and fellow worker Robert Watson and be it
further resolved that the community has lost a good citizen, his
friends a good neighbor, and his family a devoted husband and
father. Be it further resolved that we extend our sincerest
sympathy to his family and many friends. Be it further resolved
that a copy of this resolution be filed in the archives of the
Lions Club, and that a copy be delivered to the family of the
deceased, and a copy to the press. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)
Indianapolis, Indiana, January 31, 2004
Vivian Irene Carr, Oregon
March 20, 1911 - Jan. 16, 2004
Newberg, Ore. - Vivian Irene
Carr died Jan. 16 in Newberg Hospital. She was 92
years, nine months and 27 days old. She was born in Marion to
Frank and Louise (Stoker) Zent. She grew up and received her
education in Marion. She married Milo "Moe" Carr in 1962. He
died in February 1978 after 16 years of marriage. Mrs. Carr was
a licensed practical nurse and later worked as a cook at Hank's
Tavern and Grill. In 1987, she moved to Newberg, where she had
since resided, to be close to her grandchildren. Surviving and
left to honor her life are her three grandchildren, Jason
Devinney, Bainbridge Island, Wash., Teri Hester, La Pine, Ore.,
and Suzanne Adams, Dundee, Ore.; and six great-grandchildren,
five great-great-grandchildren; and those who had come to know
and appreciate her where she had lived and worked. At the
request of the family, there are no services. Memorials may be
made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Attrell's Funeral
Chapel, a Golden Rule funeral home, 207 Villa Road, Newberg,
Submitted by Ida Maack Recu
Marion, Ind, April 24.Frank C Palmer, postmaster
at the Soldiers' Home here, died suddenly this morning. He was
fifty-four, years old, a member of Company C. Fourth New York
Heavy Artillery, and had been postmaster at the home for four
years. He was very popular among the members.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897
FAIRMOUNT - Mrs.
Clara Kircher, 89, widow of Roscoe Kircher,516 S. Mill
St., died Sunday at 10:10 p.m. in the Indiana Masonic Home,
Franklin. A lifelong resident of Fairmount, Mrs. Kircher, was a
member of the Fairmount Chapter 773, Order of Eastern Star, and
the United Methodist Church. Her husband operated the Kircher
Floral Shop here for 40 years prior to hit death in 1965. There
are no immediate survivors. Services were today at 1 p.m. in
the Hunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Dale Hamilton, pastor Of the
United Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in Park
Cemetery.Members of the OES conducted memorial services Tuesday
night at the funeral home. Anderson Herald and Anderson Daily
Bulletin( Anderson, IN ) Wed., Sept. 5, 1973; page 2
Contributed by Candi Horton
A drunken jest led to an affray in Schweinforth's saloon,
at Marion yesterday, and David
Hummer was fatally shot by James Douglass. The latter was
arrested for attempted murder.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 9 December.
George W. BUTLER,
an old resident of Fairmount, is dead. He was aged seventy-five.
His demise was sudden and unexpected and was the result of a
severe cold contracted during a short visit to Lincolnville.
Indiana General News Items from
the Indianapolis News 13 December 1890 Page 6 Columns 5 and 6
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., March 27.The funeral of John Lewis, aged ninety-five,
one of the oldest men in northeastern Indiana, was held here
to-day. He died at the home of his son-in-law, at Marion, and is
said to have been the oldest resident of Grant county.
Date: 1899-03-29;Paper: Indiana State Journal
Oklahoma Woman Dies on Train Here
(Emma Jane Allen)
Enroute to Dallas from her home in
Tupelo, Ok., seeking medical treatment following a long illness, Mrs. Emma Jane Allen died on a
train as it was pulling into the Union Terminal yards early Friday
morning. She is survived by her husband, R. H. Allen; four
children, Elizabeth, Rosella, Mary and Virgil Allen, and her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Woods, all of Tupelo, and a brother,
W. G. Woods of Marion, Ind.
The body will be sent Saturday by
the Weiland Undertaking Company to Fairmount, Ind., where funeral
and burial will be held.
Dallas Morning News
Two Boys Killed
Marion, Ind., Sept. 26 Two boys,
each about 16 years old, named respectively Conn Keller and Henry Frank,
were killed yesterday by the Panhandle east-bound express, as they
attempted to cross the track in front of it in a buggy.
The Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie,
Oklahoma; September 26, 1893
(Transcribed as written by D.
CHILD DIES OF INJURIES.
MARION, Ind., May 11.Death
resulted today from Injuries suffered by Marcelia Sherron, 3 years old,
when she was run down by a Pennsylvania switch engine in the yards
of the Malleable Iron Works last night. She lost an arm and a leg.
The parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Sherron, the father being a
teamster at the iron works.
The Indianapolis Star May 12 1916
MARION, Ind., Jan, 50.John
Lutz, aged forty-two, a prominent member of the American
Flint-glass Workers' Union, No-6 died Sunday morning at his home
here after many months lingering illness of consumption.
Mrs. Thomas Stoker, aged
thirty-three, died Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at her home, in
Daniel Lindsey. one of the
oldest and most prominent citizens of Franklin township, died
Sunday night at the advanced age of eighty-five. Grip and old age
was the cause of death.
Date: 1899-02-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal
A. M. Baldwin,
Once Candidate for Secretary of State Honors
MARION, Ind., July 25-A. M. Baldwin died this morning after two
years affliction with inflammatory rheumatism. For eight
years he was county recorder, and at one time was regarded as the
most popular man in the county. In 1886 he was a prominent,
candidate for secretary of state and had a large vote in the
convention. He stood high in Masonic circles. The funeral will be
held from the Christian Temple Wednesday at 4 o'clock.
Date: 1898-07-27; Paper: Indiana State Journal
MARION, Ind. Nov, 13-Mrs.
Rosetta McClure Jones died at 11 o'clock this moming
after an illness of almost two years and after much suffering. She
left two sons, Orlando Shunk Jones, chief of the Marion Fire
department, and S. Frank Jones, city editor of the Marion
Chronicle and secretary of the Republican county central
committee. She was born Nov, 19, 1838, and married Byron H, Jones,
April 27, 1864 The funeral will be from the residence tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Date: 1899-11-15; Paper: Indiana
Moses Bradford, "Well Known "Wealthy Marion Pioneer.
MARION, Ind.. Jan. 10.Moses Bradford, a unique character,
well known beyond the limits of Grant county, died this morning
aged seventy eight He came to Grant county in 1851. Previous
to the war he was an an outspoken Abolitionist, and a mong his
fondest boasts was that at ten different times he had braved the
fury of mobs which had attacked him because of his anti-slavery
sentiments. When the Narrow Gauge, now the Clover Leaf road, was
suggested he became the controlling spirit in the enterprise here,
and for a lime held the controlling interest In the road from
Warren to Frankfort.
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 1898 Paper: Indiana State
Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana) Volume:
LXXVI Issue: 2 Page: 5
Corey. MARION, Ind.. Dec 14.Dr. L. Corey, of Van Buren,
one of the oldest as well as one of the best-known physicians in
this county, died last night. He had been a resident of the county
since 1839 and was .a prominent member of the Grant County Medical
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 1896 Paper: Indiana
State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana) Volume:
LXXIX Issue: 51 Page: Copy of 5
Marion, Ind., Dec. 15,Noel
Dures died Sunday of aponlexy, aged 76 yearn. He had fought
in the Franco-Prussian war and in Africa.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1891 Paper: Elkhart Daily
Review (Elkhart, Indiana) Page: 1
County Name: Grant Co.State: IN
Newspaper: Bluffton Chronicle Date: Jan 15, 1891
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Mrs. Edward Poindexter, colored, Marion, was found dead
lying by a gas fire, badly burned. Believed to have been murdered.