GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA
Sacramento Union, No 148, 20 Jul 1907 - transcribed by J.S.
ALMOST A CENTENARIAN
Justice Hart received yesterday the sad news that his
grandmother, Mrs. Susan Cavins, had died at Bloomfield,
Indiana, at the age of 98 years and 6 months. She was the widow of Samuel R.
Cavins, one of the most prominent lawyers of Indiana in his time, and was
well preserved in both body and mind up to the time of her death.
BLOOMFIELD. Ind. July 26-—Gideon Cutrell died at his home in Taylor
township to-day. He was among the oldest citizens of the State, being 104
years of age.
He came to Greene county from North Carolina in and entered the tract of
land from the government on which he has since lived.
Date: 1897-07-28; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Mrs. John W. Davis
Linton, Ind., April 11 - Mrs. John W. Davis is dead at her home on R.
R. No. 7 after several weeks' illness of dropsy.
She is survived by a husband and six children. - Terre Haute Tribune, 11
April 1914, Page 002
Contributed by James D. VanDerMark
County Name: Greene Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Bluffton Weekly Chronicle Date: Feb 3, 1881
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Reuben Justus, and old and prominent citizen of Worthington,
Greene county, was drowned in a shallow stream near Switz City.
He started to walk to Worthington on the railroad, it is thought he was
stooping to drink from a ditch, fell with his head in the water,
and being intoxicated had not the proper use of himself and drowned.
When found on Saturday night, he was frozen in a kneeling position, with his
head in six inches of water.
William Keys, Worthington
William Keys, aged about twenty-one, died yesterday of consumption after an
illness of many months.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
Name of Deceased: Simeon
Simeon Lynn, of Owensburg, a brother of Dock
Lynn of this township, died last Thursday at his home at the age of 73
years. He was a soldier in the Mexican War and was also in the late
war, in both of which he discharged his duties faithfully. He has a
large number of relatives and acquaintances in this part of the country who
remember him kindly and sympathize with those who are now mourning their
Newspaper: Bloomfield Democrat Submitters Name: Velma Walker
Obit: The Bloomfield Democrat, March 13, 1891
Name of Deceased: Eva Jane Hicks Martin
Mrs. Joseph H. Martin
At 10:40 o'clock Tuesday morning death came to the relief of Mrs. Eva Jane
Martin who had been suffering for three weeks of typhoid-pneumonia.
She was born near Worthington, January 6, 1852:died at her home in South
Bloomfield, September 22, 1903, aged 51 years, 8 months, 16 days.
Her maiden name was Hicks. February 12, 1866, at the age of fourteen,
she was united in marriage to Joseph H. Martin.
To this union were born twelve children, six sons and six daughters - of
whom five sons and three daughters, together with their father are left to
mourn the loss of their mother.
She came from a family of three children. Her brother died in 1867,
her sister, Mrs. Martha J. Griffy, is still living and resides in Clay
Her life was given up to hard work and no one who knew her could help but
admire her patient industry as she toiled for the welfare of her family.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. H. Allen from the family
residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains were interred in
the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Newspaper: The Bloomfield News Obit: Fri, Sept 25, 1903 - Pg 4
Submitters Name: Liz Blackburn-Helton
Dr. James A. Minich
Worthington, Ind., Jan. 30. - Dr. James A. Minich is dead of pneumonia,
after an illness of less than one week. Dr. Minich
was a widely known and skillful surgeon and his death is regarded as a
public calamity here. Always cheerful and generous,
his loss will be most keenly felt by those who were unable to pay for
professional services. To such he administered
with the same patience and diligence as to those who were more fortunate,
and today many a man In the State of Indiana
Is indebted to Dr. Minich for the use of limbs, natural or artificial, for
which he received only gratitude in payment.
Indiana Journal February 3, 1897
Clyde "Davy" Shidler
Jasonville, Ind. (Special)
Clyde "Davey" Shidler, 83, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday 25 Feb 1966, at
his residence. He was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist
He is survived by the widow, Irene; three sons, Lynn, Terre Haute; Earl,
Evansville, and Gilbert, Farmersburg;
seven daughters, Mrs. Ruth Snellenberger, Hymera; Mrs. Esther West, Clay
City; Mrs. Faye Sinder, Terre Haute;
Mrs. Maude Strait, Mrs. Gladys Wright, Mrs. Anna Stevens, and Mrs. Edith
all of Jasonville; a brother Harley, Lewis; two sisters: Mrs. Nora Jackson,
Terre Haute and Mrs. Rose McGinnies, Bonner's Ferry, Idaho;
26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending
at the McCanahan Funeral Home.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune
Submitters Name:Friends For Free Genealogy
Dled-ADAM STROPES, of Green County, age 63. He went through the
Indian Wares with
General JACKSON and First Lieutenant under Captain LOVELL H. ROUSSEAN,
May 13,1858 the Morgan County Gazett
Name of Deceased: Samuel Delano (Dell) Vaughn
Obit: Bloomfield News, Thursday, 31 July 1913, pg. 5
Dell Vaughn, aged about nthirty five years, a well-known man, and son of Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Vaughn, pioneer residents of this county, died at his home
at Linton at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon of brain fever.He had been ill
about two weeks, and on account of a vigorous constitution it was hoped that
he would pull through. He was for awhile deputy recorder during the
term of his brother, Isaac N. Vaughn.
Newspaper: Bloomfield News Submitters Name: K Hembree Bargerhuff
Name of Deceased: Thomas Mull Vaughn
Obit: "Obit says VAUGHT- error- should be: "VAUGHN"
"Bloomfield News, Thursday, 4 July 1912"
Thomas Mull Vaught died at his home June 29, 1912 of total paralysis. About
nine years ago
he was stricken and since he has had several strokes of more or less
severity but on June 21 he received the stroke from which he never
recovered. From the time he received the last stroke until his death not a
drop of water or medicine did he take. He never recovered
consciousness. The deceased was borne in Nichlos county, Kentucky, May
25, 1837,aged seventy-five years, one month and one day. He was the oldest
of a family of six children,
and as his parents died when he was young the hardships of life fell heavily
on him. On January 11, 1859, he was married to Mary E. Taylor, and to union
three children were born all of whom died while young. He has lived in this
county since 1859. In January 1864 his wife died leaving two small children.
He was married again in January 1865 to Lucinda E. Moss, and to this union
eight children were born, of whom all but one survive him. The children are
Joseph and Isaac Vaughn and Mrs. Irvin Moats, of Terre Haute; Chas.
and Samuel Vaughn and Mrs. G. D. Beckwith, of Linton, and Mrs. Geo.
Tally, of Matoon, ILL.
He accepted the Christian faith in boyhood and united with a church in
Kentucky. Several years later he united with the Summerville Christian
church and after his long years of affliction he has led a life he thought
worthy for often he has said "I am ready to go when my Father calls me."
Funeral services were held at the house Friday 1 p.m. conducted by
Rev. D. Hanna, of Worthington. Interment at Fairview cemetery, Linton.
Newspaper: Bloomfield News Submitters Name: K Hembree Bargerhuff
WORTHINGTON, Ind., Nov. 6, Kenneth, the only child of Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Welshans,
of the "Welshans Hotel, died yesterday after a short illness of membraneous
The lady will be taken to Indianapolis for interment in Crown Hill.
Date: 1899-11-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal Greene County
ELIZABETH ANNE WRIGHT
Elizabeth Anne Sargent was born March 6th , 1845, in Greene county,
Indiana, and departed this life May 19th 1919, at her home on West Second
street. Mrs. Wright received a fall which resulted in a broken hip more than
two years ago and has been practically an invalid ever since, taking a change
for worse about three weeks ago.
At the age of 15 years she moved with her parents to Iowa. December 15th,
1867, she was united in marriage to Chas. R. Wright adn to them seven
children were born, all of whom survive their mother. Mr. Wright, who was at
one time county attorney of Beaver county, preceded her December 18th, 1809.
In July 1888 the Wrights moved to Stevens county, Kansas, where they resided
until 1892 when they moved to their farm a few miles southeast of the city,
and in May, 1906 they moved to Liberal.
Mrs. Wright was indeed a pioneer woman, having endured the hardships of
three pioneer periods, in Indiana, Iowa, and southwestern Kansas. Elizabeth
Wright was known by all the old timers and was ever much respected as a
mother, friend, neighbor and companion. She was much for making the home
attractive and was in the true sense a mother. She was an indefatigable
reader and therefore was ever entertaining to those who were privileged to
be a guest at her home.
Mrs. Wright's children all of whom live in Liberal with the exception of
Mrs. L.J. Petijohn and Ray Wright, were present at the funeral, which
occurred at the home May 20th, Rev. Wilkinson of the Methodist church having
charge. The pall bearers were representative of the families of old time
friends. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, typifying the high
regard and esteem in which Mrs. Wright was held by her friends both old and