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Newspaper: Chronicle
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 Thompson)

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, 10
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
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 Star, 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, Ore. 97123.
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. 1890

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

Fairmount, Indiana
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  12/26/1925

Marion, Indiana
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. Donlon)

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 Monroe township.
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 State Journal

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 

Dr. L. 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 Society
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

Mrs. Edward Poindexter
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.

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