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Services for Joe A. Horn, age 88, were October 27 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service. Burial followed in West Lawn Addition of South Mound Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Everett, and Edgar. Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Waltz) Horn of New Castle; a son, Wade Horn of New Castle; and eight grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, (Lexington, Tennessee), 10-29-2003 – transcribed by, Becky Keen
Indianapolis Sentinel 1878-10-25
Lewisville Democrat Elizabeth Butler, mother of Robert R. Butler, died on last Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, after an illness of a week's duration. She was 80 years old, and had been a resident of this state some 45 years. She was interred on the following Sabbath is the cemetery at this place.
Spiceland, Ind. Jan 9
John Mitchell died here his morning of paralysis, aged nearly eighty-six. He was born in Iredel County, North Carolina in 1832, having lived in this township most of the time since. He superintended building the old national Road from Lewisville to Charlottesville, in 1833(sic?) being appointed by the government. He was a well-known, wealth and influential citizen of this township. A large family of children survive him.

Date: 1897-02-24; Paper: Indiana State Journal Hon. James Brown New Castle Indiana Feb 22
Hon. James Brown, senior member of the law firm of Brown and Brown, died of heart disease at 4:30 this afternoon. He had been in good health seemingly. Saturday he finished trying a difficult case in court. He left his office this afternoon and went to the home of his son and partner, W. A. Brown, for the purpose of preparing a brief. He was seated in the library dictating to his daughter, who was at the typewriter, when, without a word he fell over and died almost instantly. James Brown was one of the most successful lawyers in eastern Indiana, noted for his sound reasoning powers.
He was born in Henry County in 1828 and was reared on a farm. He learned the blacksmith's trade and worked at it for five years. when about twenty-two years old he entered the law office of Grose & Mellett as a student. being admitted to the bar, he entered into partnership with William Grose, afterward General Grose. After serving a term as district prosecutor he entered into partnership with the late Judge R. L. Polk and then with his son, W. A. Brown. he leaves a widow and three children.

Weekly Indiana State Journal January 29, 1896
New Castle, Ind., Jan. 27 —The Associated Press dispatch from this city printed in yesterday's Journal, giving an account of the double suicide of Henry Wilson and Miss Clara Harris, daughter of Capt. A. T. Harris. Is absoluateiy without foundation.There is no Captain Harris in Henry county and no Judge Wilson. Neither is there a Henry Wilton or a Clara Harris, as far as known, and, last of all,  there has been no suicide except that of the young man Wright, as reported in the Journal Saturday. The story is a "fake" of the worst sort, unless the name of the town has been confused with some other. The Cincinnati press of Friday contained two "fake" sensations from .New Castle, Ind., so it is very likely there is an impostor in the city.


The Knightstown Chronicle says: A son of Henry Woods, who lives about five miles north of the city met with an accident on Wednesday which has been attended by fatal results. The unfortunate youth was playing in his father’s barn, and fell from the loft to the ground floor, a distance of fifteen feet, sustaining a fracture of the skull. The injury was at first regarded as very slight, and no apprehension was felt that anything serious would result from the wound, but in a day or two after the accident the poor boy suddenly grew worse and died. 15 April 1875, p. 3, c. 1.

New Castle, Ind. Jan. 27.
Last Friday evening Joseph Anderson, of Lewisville, aged sixty-three, left his home to go up town to purchase same groceries. He failed to return and a search was instituted, but without success. Saturday morning about 11 o'clock some children coming to town discovered the body of the old man in the ditch at the side of the road, nearly two miles from his home., There were no marks of violence on the„ body, and the general supposition is that death was due to heart disease.
1896-01-29; Paper: Indiana State Journal

SPICELAND, Ind. Oct.19
Peter Thurman, a well-known colored man of Spiceland, was buried today. He died of paralysis, after a sickness of one day. His age was seventy-one. He has a twin brother still living. During the war he was a servant of General
Bragg of Wisconsin.
Indiana Journal Oct. 21 1896

New Castle,  Ind,  Dec 4.
Stephen Elliott died at the home of his son-in-law, W. N.Clift, in this city this morning of old age Mr. Elliott was born in 1806 in a log cabin where the town of Waynesville, O., now stands.  He came with his parents to Wayne county, Indiana, in 1807, his father cutting the first slick of timber ever cut by a white man where Richmond now stands. During the war of 1812 the family lived in a stockade as security from the Indians. When Stephen was fourteen years old he got a job as mail carrier  and carried the first mail ever taken into Winchester His route lay from Salisbury to Washington and then to Winchester, ten miles farther, with but one cabin by the wayside. He came to New Castle In 1823 and, helped build the first courthouse. Since that time until his death he continued to reside here or on a farm near the town. He was always regarded us one of the most upright and respected citizens of the community. Every one knew him as "Uncle Stephen" The funeral will be held at 10 a. m- Monday
Source: Indiana State Journal December 9, 1896


Indiana Journal January 15, 1896
Knightstown Ind.,  Jan. 7.
Mrs. Ursula. Lewis, aged ninety-five, died In this city to-day of old age, superinduced by injuries received In a fall a short time ago. Mrs. Lewis was born In Harrison county. West Virginia, Dec. 30, 1800. She removed to Indiana in 1833, and
has resided in Henry county since 1837. Her life throughout has been spent in absolute quietude. She never mingled In society to any great extent and was never known to ride on a railroad train. In religion she was a Universalist.


New Castle, Ind, Jan. 13.—There occurred In this county yesterday the funeral of one of the county's most famous citizens Colonel A. R. A. Thompson. He died Friday at his country, home after a .short illness, of, pneumonia. Colonel  Thompson, at the time of his death; was paying larger taxes than any other citizen in the county, with the neat, sum of $250,000 securely invested.   He was a prominent Mason and the funeral services were conducted by that body.
Indiana Journal Jan 29 1896
"Farmer Morris' Shoots Himself and Falls in a Burining Straw Stack.
New Castle Ind., Jan. 27.—Late this evening John Morris committed suicide in an unusual and horrifying manner. He lived on a farm near this city, and had been addicted to the use of intoxicants for many years, but had lately reformed. This
evening he took a revolver and climbed to the top of his  strawstack, near his house. He first set fire to the straw, and as the flames crept around him he deliberately placed the revolver to one eye and pulled the trigger, sending a bullet into his brain. He fell down in the burning straw, but members of the family rushed to the scene and dragged him out. He was still alive two hours after the shooting, but cannot survive. It is not known what Induced him to commit the deed but It is supposed his despondency over his ill success in attempting  to reform caused him to do it. He leaves a.wife and several children.
Indiana Journal Jan 29 1896
Dr. W. A. Boor,
New Castle, Ind. May 24.—Dr. W. A. Boor, eldest son of Dr. W. F. Boor, president of the First National Bank of this city, died at his home here to-day. after an illness of six years. The deceased was born in Middletown, .Ind., in 1849. He graduated from the medical department at Ann Arbor and attended Bellevue Hospital. In New York. He was for years a member of the County, State and American medical associations, and until six years ago was regarded as one of the brightest young physicians in eastern Indiana. At that time his friends realized that he had been Stricken with brain paralysis, and for Six years he has continued to sink with the dread disease. For three years past his mind has been a total blank. He recognized no one, ceased all language and was a pitiable, harmless being. The funeral will be held Wednesday and will be in charge of the Knights of Pythias and the Medical Society.
Indiana Journal May 26 1897

NEWCASTLE. IND.—(Special.)—
Mrs. Nancy Reeder and John Edwards were struck and Instantly killed at a grade crossing by a Pennsylvania train. Edwards and Mrs. Reeder were en route to Newcastle to he married. Edwards was a prosperous contractor aged 56. She was a rich widow, and had practiced law. A daughter of the woman is seriously injured.
The Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas Friday Jan. 10 1902 Page 1

Died, in Knightstown. Indiana. May 22nd. 1842. of Consumption. JAMES H. WILLSON.Esq.. late of Virginia, only son of late James C. Willson. D.D.. of Waynesborough. Leaves an affectionate wife and infant son.
(2 June 1842 - "Watchman of the South" - Submitted by B. Ziegenmeyer)


KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind., Sept 4.-James Mills. dry goods and grocery merchant, who made an assignment last week, died at his home in this city to-day from nervous prostration and general debility. He was fifty-nine years of age, an Odd Fellow and a prominent citizen. The remains were shipped to-night to Columbus, O., for buriaL
Date: 1898-09-07; Paper: Indiana State Journal

NEW CASTLE. Ind. July 26.—Mrs Daniel Harvey died at her home in this, city this morning or paralysis of the brain, after but a few days' sickness. The funeral will be held on Wednesday.
Date: 1897-07-28; Paper: Indiana State Journal

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind., Jan. 30.—Zimri Stuart, an old citizen of this place, died at the home of his son-in-law today. He was about seventy years old.
Date: 1899-02-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Mrs. John Dyer,
NEW CASTLE, Ind.. March 20—Mrs. John Byer died at her home In this city Sunday morning after a Iong illness of' disease of the liver, Mrs. Byer was the wife of J. Byer. who has been local agent of the L. E. & W. Railroad for a number of years
She leaves one daughter. Mrs. Thomas Bagot, of Anderson, and one son, Martin Byer, of this city. She was the first noble grand and worthy matron of the local Rebekah lodge.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899  Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, IN)  Volume: LXXIV  Issue: 12  Page: 5

Deaths on the Plains.
The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the melancholy record:
William Gappen, Henry county, Ia., died June 13th, 140 miles West of Fort Kearney, of cholera aged 25 years, leaving a wife and 7 children. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

Mrs. Mary Beach of Newcastle, Ind. sister of Mrs. Sibyl Maxon of 123 West High street, died at 5:30 o'clock this morning, and Mrs. Maxon has gone to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Mrs. Maxon's studio will be closed until she returns.
The Elkhart Daily Review Monday January 22, 1917

Name of Deceased: Driver Boone
County Name: Henry Co. State: IN
Newspaper: New Castle Courier
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: 1881
Born in North Carolina on September 5, 1796, the son of John and Dorcas Chestnutt Boone, Driver Boone died at his residence in Spiceland on Saturday night, August 20, 1881 at about 9 o'clock. On Monday night previous he was stricken with paralysis and from that time he never swallowed any food or returned to consiciousness. Just 57 years to a day from the time he died he started from his native State, North Carolina to seek a home in a country where his fellow beings were not sold and held for servitude. He first stopped in Wayne County, Ind., but in 1839 he came to the place where Spiceland nows stands and where he lived the balance of his life. During the years of back woods life he took an active part in reducing the forests into grain producing farms and to assist to erect buildings for the worship of Almighty God and in which to educate the children of these pioneers. Driver Boone was a shoemaker by trade. Being an enterprising man he purchased a good stock of goods and thus became the first merchant and mercantile man of Spiceland. He also acted as its first postmaster. He had lived more than mans allotted time, being almost eighty five years old. He was a man universally esteemed and one who had few if any enemies. He was a life long member of the Society of Friends and died in the full realization of the promise of the Gospel. He leaves a widow, Elizabeth, who was his second wife, three children by his first marriage to Anna Kesey, who died soon after coming to Indiana, and three by his last, living, all who are prominent and well known men and women, as follows: Samson Boone and Rachel Allen, of Richmond, Ind., Mrs. B.B. Cheshire, Crown point, Professor R.G. Boone of Frankfort schools, Mrs. Dr. Gause, of Greensfork, Ind., and J.C. Boone of New Castle, Ind. His remains were laid to rest at 10 o'clock on Monday morning in the old cemetery at Spiceland. These noble pioneers are passing away and we are this day reaping the benefits of the great work they have done toward civilizing our land.  We can never realize the great good done for humanity by the trails, privations and great work of these hardy fathers who are now but comparatively few in number.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Pleasant Poindexter
County Name: Henry Co. State: IN
Newspaper: New Castle Courier
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: October 16, 1891
Mrs. Pleasant Poindexter, a lady of color, living at the county home, died last week, October 6, 1891 of old age. She was 112 years old and was supposed to be the oldest person living in the State of Indiana at the time of her death. She had been born and reared in slavery. Her funeral and burial took place at the county farm cemetery.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Catharine Woodward
County Name: Henry Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Henry County Republican
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: January 19 1871
Mrs. Catharine Woodward wife of Asael Woodward of this vicinity, died at their residence on Wednesday evening the 13th of this month after a protaracted and very painful illness.. Mrs. Woodward, formerly Miss Hallot, was born in Maryland, December 1, 1792, and was consequently in her seventy-ninth year. While very young she removed with her parents to Washington County, Kentucky. In 1811 she came to Indiana Territory and in 1815 was married to Asael Woodward, and removed to Preble county Ohio, and on the 31st of July, 1819 removed with her husband to a farm just north of New Castle, where she remained until her death, a period of Fifty two years. Mrs. Woodward was one of the first white women that settled in Henry County, and suffered all the hardships of frontier life at that early period and lived to a ripe old age and to witness vast changes in the face of the country and surrounding society. She was of a lively disposition and was respected by all who knew her, and had a most vivid recollection of all that transpired in the early times.

Name of Deceased: Hannah Osborn
County Name: Henry Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Henry County Repubican
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: September 15 1870
Hannah Osborn, a colored girl
 about 15 years old who has been living with the Rev. Seth S. Bennett family, here in New Castle for a few months, died very suddenly last Sunday night, she had been an invalid for a long time but it was thought that her health was improving. On Sunday the family went to the Flatrock meeting and on their retrun found her enjoying a romp with the children in the yard. At night she went to ed in the best of spirits, near midnight she was heard coughing and Mrs. Bennett went to her room and found her standing in the doorway bleeding at the lungs. Dr. Needmore was sent for and went immediately, but she was dead when he arrived. Her funeral took place on Monday at the county farm burial grounds, where several of her rrrelatives have already been interred.

Name of Deceased: John Fillman
County Name: Henry Co. State: IN
Newspaper: The Democrat and Standard
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: May 13, 1902 John Fillman of New Castle, died last Tuesday aged about forty years. He was unmarried; son of the late Peter Fillman and in stature was perhaps the tallest man in the county. He passed all his life in that village, seldom caring to leave it for a single day. He lived quietly with his widowed mother and sisters; liked the quiet of his home and the association of his boyhood acquaintances. Interment of remains was made Thursday at New Castle.

NEW CASTLE. Ind., Jan. 13.—There occurred In this county yesterday the funeral of one of the county's most famous citizens Colonel A. K. A. Thompson. He died Friday at his country, home after a short illness, of pneumonia. Colonel Thompson, at the time of his death; was paying larger taxes than any other citizen in the county, with the neat, sum of $250,000 securely invested. He was a prominent Mason and the funeral services were conducted by that body.
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 3   Page: 5

LEWISVILLE, Ind. June 8.—The death of John Bennett, residing two miles west of this place, occurred yesterday- Mr. Bennett was born and raised on the farm where his death occurred, at the age of sixty-five.
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 24   Page: 5

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