JASPER COUNTY, INDIANA
Rensselaer, IN. April. 19, 1897.
P. Phillips, age 37, one of the foremost business men of
this town, died this morning from disease of the stomach and
liver. He will be buried Wed. under the auspices of the Knights of
Rensselaer, IN. Dec.
George M. Robinson,
postmaster of this city, recently appointed on the recommendation
of Congressman Crumpacker, died today at 11 o’clock, age 59 yrs.
mr. Robinson has been a prominent politician in this for many
years, having held the offices of sheriff for 4 yrs. and the
auditor 8 yrs. he has been a citizen for 40 yrs. and has raised a
family of 14 children.
Fell and Broke His Neck.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal
RENSSELAER, Ind. Dec 4 —Frank M.
Conner, a business man of this city, aged thirty, slipped
on the sidewalk here to-day and fell breaking his neck. He died
Date: 1899-12-06; Paper: Indiana State Journal
RENSSELAER Ind. Jan. 2.—Mrs.
Florence T, Sears, a widowed daughter of the late Alfred
Thompson, died suddenly today of erysipelas, aged forty. She
was prominent in northwestern lndiana.
Date: 1899-01-04; Paper: Indiana State Journal
RENSSELAER Ind_ April 19.—Robert
P, PhilIips, aged. thirty-seven,, one of the foremost
business men of this town, died this morning from disease of
the stomach and liter. He will be buried Wednesday under the
auspices of the Knights of Pythias.
Date: 1897-04-21; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Name of Deceased: Melvin L. "Boob" Salla
Newspaper: Journal & Courier
Obit: Melvin L. "Boob" Salla, 88, a lifelong resident of Earl
Park, died at 7:47 a.m. (CST), Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Jasper
County Hospital of Rensselaer.
He was born July 10, 1924, in Earl Park to the late George and
Dorothy (Benner) Salla. He attended Earl Park High School.
His first marriage was to Francis L. Cutter on November 25, 1948.
She preceded him in death on September 22, 1955.
On May 2, 1959, Melvin married Antoinette "Toni" Francis Zink in
St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Lafayette. She survives.
He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church, Earl Park. Holding several jobs throughout his
life, Melvin was a very hard worker. He farmed for several years
and retired from Demeter, Inc. in 1985.
He enjoyed fishing, yard work, road farming, and gardening. Melvin
loved spending time with his family during the holidays and family
Surviving Melvin along with his wife are children, Louis Salla
(wife: Carol) of Attica, Michael Salla (wife: Kim) of Union, KY,
Karl Salla of Earl Park, Eilene Meding of Earl Park, Jeanette Peck
(husband: Troy) of Fowler; daughters-in-law, Cori Salla of Lowell,
Lori Salla of Somerset, KY; sister, Marie (Salla) Wiese of Muncie;
13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and
children, Keith Salla, Cletus Salla, Matthew Salla, Gene Salla;
and siblings, Ralph Salla, Cyril Salla, Leonard Salla, Marvin
Salla, Agnes Mathews, and Evelyn Lowry.
Friends may call from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 19,
2013, at Stitz-Clapper Funeral Home of Kentland. Rosary Services
will begin prior to the visitation at 3:45 p.m. EDT.
Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 20, 2013, at St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church of Earl Park. Interment to follow in
St. John the Baptist Cemetery of Earl Park.
Memorial contributions may be made in Melvin's name to St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society .
Published in the Journal & Courier from June 17 to June 18,
DEATH;(The Jasper Weekly Courier, 13 May, 1921, Page
5) Mrs. A Phister, wife of Alec Phister died
last Monday after a short illness. The had been married
about five months. Burial at St. Joseph's.
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Died near Wheeler, Jasper County, Ill., April 29, Hiram Coan,
about 50, brother of David and T. P. Coan of this city. For
two terms representative from Carroll County to the Indiana