The Holt County Sentinel (Oregon, Mo), 7 Feb 1890, transcribed
"Leaf by leaf, the roses die; Drop by drop, the spring runs dry."
On September 22nd, 1815, near White River, Indiana, was born twin
brothers, Charles General Jackson and George Washington Beeler, the
latter dying March 20th, 1875, the former January 25th, 1890.
In the person of "Jack" Beeler, Doniphan County, Kansas, loses
one of its oldest and best citizens. When but a lad he came with his
parents to Holt county, where in the course of time he married, a son
having been given to bless the union. C.G.J. Beeler owned the vast tract
of land east of the old Beeler place. At an early day he removed to
Doniphan County, Kansas, where he took a section of land, settled down
and lived in peace and quietude. When the war broke out, Mr. Beeler took
an active part and was an out-spoken and aggrassive[sic] Free State man.
He was a staunch Republican, tried and true; a man of kindly nature and
sterling qualities; no one was more willing and ready to minister to the
wants of the unfortunate; to accommodate those needing help; and to
sympathize with humanity, than Jackson Beeler. The death of no man in
the community where he lived could have produced more wide-spread sorrow
and profound regret than this "rough kind-hearted pioneer" of
territorial days and war gloom. For the past few years he has suffered
most excruciatingly from rheumatism. In hopes of recovering lost health
and wasted vitality, he migrated to Oklahoma in the fall of 1888; here
he died, his body being sent to White Cloud, Kansas, for interment. It
is impossible to enumerate his charitable virtues. Hundreds of poor,
lame, orphaned, widowed, sick and afflicted will sadly miss the tall,
rugged and erect form of the beloved benefactor now gone. It was no rare
occurance[sic] wherever he went to hear some ragged, half starved urchin
cry out, "Uncle Jack, give me a dime to buy something to eat, I'm nearly
starved;" and the ten cents was always 'swelled' by Uncle Jack and the
boy found himself the possessor of a larger sum. It isn't often we find
such men nowadays; they belong to the past. Could any pen speak more
eloquently than the weeping grateful widow, the tattered, loving orphan,
or the maimed and homeless old veteran, to whom he always gave shelter,
as they stood around the bier taking the last, the farewell look of a
kind friend, a true patriot, a doting father and an honest man? He
leaves two sons, one grand daughter, two brothers, John and Bolivar,
three sister-in-laws and a number of nieces and nephews. S.B.B.
Name of Deceased: Mildred
J. (Elkins) Boone
“Grandma Boone is Dead”, was the word that was passed from one to
another in our little city Monday morning. She died at 11:30
April 15th, 1828, in Clark Co., Kentucky, Mildred J. Elkins was
On October 7th, 1846 she was married to Thomas M. Boone. In 1866
they moved to Franklin in Johnson county, Indiana, where they resided
until in Oct. 1881, when they moved to Kansas and settled Northwest of
this city. About three years ago they moved to this city.
Mrs. Boone was the mother of thirteen children, six of whom (three boys
and three girls) survive her.
She and her devoted husband spent forty-seven years together never
having been separated more than two weeks at one time during their long
married life and none will feel the loss and bereavement so deeply as
Uncle Boone, she had become a part of his life so to speak. And
although five of his surviving children are left in this vicinity to
comfort and cheer him in his decline, yet none can fill the place of his
faithful and loving companion for so many long years. She, more
than all others could comfort and cheer him along the decline of
Grandma Boone was a woman that through a long life of 65 years was at
all times without a blemish on her character.
Her good nature never allowed her to grow angry or exhibit envy.
Her disposition was sunny and brightened all with whom she came in
She was a consistent member of the Baptist church from the age of 14
years up until death.
Among her neighbors and the community in which she lived, she was the
favorite of all, and delighted in dropping a kind word to
To her devoted husband and children we can only say, you have the deep
sympathy of all acquaintances in your sad affliction, but non can lift
the great burden of grief you suffer. Time may somewhat sooth the
?pangs and heal the wounds in the family circle. Strive to imitate
her most noble and aimable life, try to be as food, as patient, as
cheerful, as kind, as sweet temperell and as useful in life as dear old
Grandma and when the end comes each and everyone of you will have
hosts of mourners at your grave. By Jeff Sewer.
Sylvia Banner Sylvia, Reno County, Kansas Friday, September 22,
1893 page – 4 *** column – 2
Name of Deceased: Laura Brown
Newspaper: The Crawfordsville Star
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Feb. 9, 1875 Laura Brown, sixteen years old, living near Edinburgh
was recently burned to death from her clothes taking fire from the
Mrs. Lee Burdick, living northeast
of Greenwood, was struck by lightning Sunday afternoon and killed. She
was sixty years old and a pioneer.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal
Greenwood, IN. Aug.10,1897.
William H. Burton, aged 60, a superannuated ministers of the
M.E. Church, died at his home at this place today. He had a stroke of
apoplexy July 27. He was an officer in the United States navy in the
late War. After the war he entered the ministry and served many charges
within the bounds of the Indiana Conference, including pastorates at
Versailles, Mount Sterling, Canaan. Westport, north Madison,
Sellersburg, Henryville, Butlerville, Paris, New Washington, Sugar
branch, Acton, Manchester, West Madison and Lawrence. Funeral tomorrow
at 10 o’clock, from the M.E. Church. Rev. F.M. Westhafer will preach the
The funeral of the late L.
P. Cresey, of Greenwood, Johnson county, was largely attended
last Friday. The Metropolitan encampment of this city were present, and
representatives of the Southport and Greenwood lodges. The members of
the Masonic fraternity to which Mr. Cresey belonged were also in
attendance from this city; the commandery from Franklin being there in
body. The funeral was held in the Christian church, Grand Secretary
Foster, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Couch, conducting the
The funeral of Noble N. Morris took place from the residence of his
uncle, John Morris, on Park avenue, yesterday afternoon it was largely
attended by the friends of the family. Deceased was buried at Crown
Hill, in the family vault. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr.
Kumler, pastor of the first Presbyterian church.
Date: 1874-03-01; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Name of Deceased: William H.
William H. Christian age 81, a veteran of the civil war and a lifelong
resident of Perry Township died at his home near Glenna Valley Monday
evening on the farm where he was born.
Mr. Christian served for 3 years in the civil war with the 9th Indiana
Calvary as a sergeant. He was in several major engagements. He was
married to Amanda Catherine McBride who died in 1905. Ten children
were born to them. The 5 that survive are: Dr. George R.
Christian, deputy coroner; Mrs. Addie C. Carder and Mrs. Gertrude
Steinhauer of Indianapolis; and Fred F. Christian and Mrs. Margaret
Jordan of Greenwood.
Mr. Christian was a member of the Glenna Valley M.E. Church and the
Royal Arch Masons of Greenwood and George H. Thomas Post of the G.A.R.
Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Newspaper: Indianapolis News
Submitters Name: Liz Randolph
Obit: Indianapolis News 30 Jan 1923
Franklin, Ind., April 17.- Mrs. Lydia
Demaree, wife of W. W. Demaree. a prominent farmer living west
of Whiteland, died Saturday night and was buried to-day at Hopewell. She
was born at Hopewell in 1834. She leaves a husband and nine children,
the latter being William, Victor and George Demaree. Mrs. Allie Ditmon,
Mrs. Mattie Smith and Mrs. Agnes Thielkeld, of this county, Ira Demaree
and Mrs. Esther Thompson, of Kokomo. and Mrs. Clara Ransdall, of
The Weekly Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wednesday, April
Contributed by Candi Horton
W. E. Drybread, died at the Aurora Hotel in Richfield on
Monday. Formerly of Edinburg, Ind. He took a claim 10 miles west of the
city last December. Burial was in the Grand View Cemetery Monday at
Richfield. (The Garden City Sentinel, August 31, 1887) Submitted by
TRIBUTE TO CAROLINE DUNN 1903—1994
Indiana historians and persons with Indiana ancestry have lost a friend
and fellow researcher. Caroline Dunn died 22 August 1994 in Greenwood,
Indiana, where she had made her home since retiring as librarian of the
Indiana Historical Society’s William Henry Smith Library in 1973. She is
survived by a sister, Eleanor Moore. Miss Dunn and her father Jacob
Piatt Dunn between them devoted seventy-two years to service to the
Indiana Historical Society. After graduation from Butler University in
1923, Miss Dunn worked at the Indianapolis Public Library before
attending the Columbia University School of Library Service. From 1928
through 1936 she served the Connersville Public Library, coming back to
Indianapolis to work in the new Indiana State Library Building as a
reference librarian for the Indiana State Library. In 1939 she assumed
the position as the librarian of the Smith Library, a position she held
until her retirement in 1973.
In 1940 Miss Dunn was elected as secretary of the Society of Indiana
Pioneers. She meticulously examined the applications for fifty years,
retiring in 1990.
Persons who were acquainted with Miss Dunn will miss her for her
interest and knowledge of Indiana history and genealogy, and for her
wit. Her memory was phenomenal; her knowledge of the collection of the
Smith Library amazed patrons and fellow staff members. She is missed.
(published in the Indiana Historical Quarterly "The Hoosier Genealogist
M. (Parsley) Eubanks,
Obit: Eileen M. Eubanks, 88, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, June 5,
2010, after a brief illness.
She was born April 9, 1922, in Brown County, to the late Elmer and Ruth
She is survived by her beloved husband, Raymond "Max" Eubanks; a
daughter, Wanda Phillips of Davenport, Fla.; a son, Robert Eubanks of
Brownsburg; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; her
brother, Elmer "Junior" Parsley; and her niece, Robin-Elizabeth Parsley.
She was preceded in passing by her parents.
As soon as Eileen graduated from Trafalgar High School, she moved to
Indianapolis and started working at RCA Corp., where she worked for 46
years until retiring in 1988. She worked her way up from making LP
records to becoming the first woman manager in RCA, when she was named
manager of the Kitley Avenue warehouse in 1969. She was an admired and
well-liked manager. While working, Eileen maintained an active
involvement in Junior Achievement.
Eileen and Max were married in 1964. From 1968 to 1994, they owned and
operated a large farm near her birthplace. Their retirement was spent
golfing, traveling, especially to Mexico and Arizona, and enjoying the
company of their many wonderful friends. They were members of First
Presbyterian Church in Franklin.
Eileen was a passionate card player. She would play euchre anytime she
could persuade three others to play and had her mother's skill at being
able to make a lone out of a marginal hand. She played bridge frequently
in weekly bridge clubs and with family and friends.
Eileen loved to entertain and was a fabulous hostess and cook. The
Eubanks family Christmas party and Parsley family birthdays were
celebrated at her house. She also enjoyed auto racing and followed the
A service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First
Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Madison St., Franklin. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. today at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton
St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory
Gardens in Greenwood.
Newspaper: Johnson County Daily Journal
Submitters Name: Kyle M Condon
Karen Jean (Whitehurst) Fink
passed away peacefully at Community Hospital South in Greenwood,
Indiana on March 5, 2009 from complications related to lung cancer at
the age of 66. She was born near Newton, Illinois to Glenn and
Arlene Whitehurst on March 6, 1942. She graduated from Newton
High School in 1959. Karen was a 1976 graduate of the University
of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a held a masters degree in education
from Georgia Southwestern University. In 1960, she married Loren
Lee Fink of Alma, Kansas. In 1997, she retired after 22 years of
teaching elementary and middle school in Cisco, Illinois, Pulaski,
Wisconsin and Montezuma, Georgia. Her father, Glenn
Whitehurst preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband
of 48 years, Loren Fink of Trafalgar IN, her mother, Arlene Whitehurst
of Terre Haute IN, her siblings, Dennis Whitehurst of Vallejo CA,
Linda Hartke of Wheeler IL, and Thomas Whitehurst of Terre Haute
Indiana, her children, Dr. Brett Fink of Carmel Indiana, and Todd Fink
of St. Paul MN, and four grandchildren Alexis and Laurel Fink of
Carmel, IN and Madison and Simon Fink of St. Paul, MN. A
memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
(Submitted by Kim Torp)
Funeral of Homer
Edinburgh Ind., Jan. 10.—The funeral of the late Homer Frost took
place here, the Masonic body having charge. He was assistant general
freight agent of the Big Four Railroad company, and resided at
Date: 1906-01-10; Paper: Elkhart Truth
The Morgan County
Gazette August 20, 1853
Drowning - Mr. William Gillaspe,
age about 30 and the son of James Gillaspe of Johnson County, drowned in
the White River, near Gregory's Ferry, on Tuesday last.
August 13, 1853 The Morgan
Died in Johnson County, near Morgantown, on the 3rd, Emeline,
aged about 11, daughter of John and Rebecca Hester.
Fayetteville Observer, 25 Jun 1868, transcribed by J.S.
The body of Willie Holmes, drowned in White River,
Indiana, seveal[sic] weeks ago, was ploughed up in a cornfield, five
miles below Indianapolis last week, where it had been deposited by the
Jacobs, daughter of Milburn and Catherine Jacobs, was born in
Preble county, Ohio, April 6, 1824 departed this life February 15,
1907. She came to Johnson county, Indiana, when quite young and
has resided in this county most of the time since.
Early in life she was married to Vincent Cavins. This union was
blessed with seven children; her husband and five children passed away
many years ago. Her two living daughters are Mrs. Sarah Mason of
Terre Haute, and Mrs. Lydia Trotter of Indianapolis with whom she made
her home. Besides her two daughters she leaves five
grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and
many near relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.
Aunt Betty, as she was lovingly called, was a woman of sterling
qualities of character, quiet and unassuming, she was in the true
sense a Christian. Having obeyed the gospel early in life she
was always careful to honor her profession. In faith she lived and in
faith she has passed into the unseen, resting on the promise of God.
The following is for Johnson County, Indiana and appeared
Friday, March 8, 1907 in the Terre Haute Tribune pg 1
Submitted by a niece Amanda
William H. Jennings
The Hon. William H. Jennings,
of the neighboring town of Franklin, died suddenly yesterday, at his
residence in that place. His affection was quinsy. Mr. Jennings was well
and favorably known in this city, where he had many warm friends. He had
a large circle of acquaintances throughout the entire state. In addition
to the office he so creditably filled at the time of his death, he has
served in the State Senate, and has held the office of treasurer and
sheriff of Johnson county. He was a loyal and unswerving Democrat, yet
so popular was he among his fellow citizens that he has more than once
been elected to office when the rest of the ticket was
defeated. At the time of his death, he was serving his
second term as Mayor.
Date: 1873-01-31; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind. Nov.
Lane an old soldier and an old resident, died at his home in
this city, Sunday morning after a long illness caused by disease
contracted during his army service. He was fifty years old and leaves a
wife and eight children.
Indiana Journal November 25, 1896
The funeral ceremonies of the late George Leggett, who was murdered by John Achey on last
Tuesday, took place at Franklin yesterday, from the residence of John
Thompson. The funeral was largely attended, and some of the most
prominent citizens of that town followed his remains to the grave.
Although Leggett was a gambler, he had many fine qualities. and was
liked by all who knew him. In all his business transactions be was
upright and honorable, as those who knew him will hear witness. he came
from one of the best families In Johnson county, and none
regret his death more than the citizens of that county.
His mother, who Is seventy-three years of age, came from Washington in
company with Mr. K. T. Keightley. the brother-ln-law of the deceased, to
attend the funeral. The old lady is almost heartbroken, and it is
probable she will be unable to survive the great shock she has received
in the loss of her only son.
Date: 1878-07-19; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Y. Long, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1991. He was born Nov. 5,
1900, in Bartholomew County. His parents were Howard A. Long and Phoebe
McKee Long. He married Alice Stillahower Oct.10, 1923. She survives.
Other suvivors include a son, Robert Long of Shelby County; two
brothers, Wilbur "Bud" Long of Edinburgh and Clarence Long of Flat Rock;
three sisters, Reba Calvert and Ethel Daugherty, both of Edinburgh, and
Delphia Smith of Franklin; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mable Smith Long, and two
brothers, Oscar and Ray Long. He lived in the Edinburgh area until 1985,
when he moved to Shelby County. He was a retired farmer.
Bar Mourns for Late Judge M'Nutt
Death Comes Suddenly - Attorney Ill Only a Few Weeks
Los Angeles Herald, No 214, 1 Jun 1912
Arrangements for the funeral of the late Cyrus F. McNutt, who died at
midnight at his residence, 1329 West Fifth street, at the age of
75, will probably be made today as soon as word is received from his
son, Finley A. McNutt of Terre Haute, Ind.
Judge McNutt's death was caused by a severe attack of nervous
dyspepsia which compelled him to withdraw from the defense in the Darrow
case two weeks ago. Prominent in the defense of the McNamara case,
active in public affairs, a member of the Good Government league, Judge
McNutt held a high place among the citizens of Los Angeles, both as
lawyer and a layman, ever since he came to Los Angeles in 1897.
Cyrus F. McNutt was born in Johnson county, Indiana, on July 29,
1837. He was graduated at Franklin college, Indiana, in 1856, and was
admitted to the Indianapolis bar in 1860. Two years later he moved to
Martinsville, Indiana and in 1892 was elected a superior court judge of
Vigo county, serving four years.
His widow and a daughter, Miss Eloise McNutt, both of Los
Angeles, and the son in Indiana survive him.
Franklin, IN. Dec. 7,1896
Mathes, who for 68 years has been a resident of this county,
died last night after an illness of many months. Saturday she fell and
broke her hip which, in her feeble condition, was a shock to great for
her constitution. Mrs. Mathes was 74 yrs old and one of Franklin’s best
M. R. Sinter, of FrankIin, Dies in Arizona.
FRANKLIN, Ind. Aug. 16.—Word has been received here announcing
the death, near Canon de Oro, A.T. of M. R. Slater, who for many years
edited a Democratic paper in this city, and who at one time
represented Johnson county in the Legislature, Under Cleveland's first
administration he was appointed to a position in Arizona. Since his
term of office expired he has been engaged in mining ventures. He had
charge at the time of his death of several mines in which Franklin
people were heavily interested.
Date: 1897-08-18; Paper: Indiana State Journal
1881-07-07; Paper: The Indianapolis Sentinel Franklin Ind.
Spears, a young man from Tipton, who has been suffering with
the measles, came down on the morning train to be treated by Dr. Payne,
and went at once to Mr. Tom Pritchard's, but died very suddenly before
noon. after being here less than four hours.
Ind., April 17. -The eight-year-old daughter
of Isaac Sutton, living west of here, was killed yesterday in
a peculiar manner. She was swinging on a large farm gate, when it
fell, crushing her to the earth and killing her instantly. The
Weekly Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wednesday, April 19,
Contributed by Candi Horton
V. Taylor, 90, died June 15, 1990. She was a homemaker who
had lived in Edinburgh since 1963. She was a member of the Methodist
faith. She was born March 28, 1900, in Brown County and was the
daughter of Charles and Eliza Bay Pruitt. She married Albert Taylor
in 1917. He died in 1966. Surviving are daughters, Margaret Clark,
Helen Cohee. And Flossie Lohrman; a son, Paul Taylor; 16
grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by two sons, three daughters, one brother, and two sisters.
of Deceased: George Ross Templeton
County Name: Johnson County State: IN
Newspaper: 1928 WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION
Submitters Name: Paulette Bivens Templeton
Obit: OBITUARY 1928 WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION
Old Resident Passes Away Funeral Monday For George R. Templeton
Funeral services for George R. Templeton, 76
years of age, former well known citizen of Greenwood, were held at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Kopetsky, one-half mile west
of Southport, Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in charge of
Rev.Smith, pastor of the Southport M. E. church. Burial in
The deceased was born in Benton county on
Nov. 25, 1852. His wife died five years ago. He is survived
by his daughter, Mrs. Kopetsky, where he died Saturday evening at
8:30 o'clock, after being confined to his bed for the past seven
weeks, suffering from cancer and tumor. In addition, four
sons, William of Oakland, Cal., Roscoe, of Seattle, Wash; Lynn of
Detroit, Mich., and Robert of Oakland, Cal. also survives. ( a
fifth and oldest son, Charles Raymond Templeton, residing in
Cabot, Ark was not listed as a survivor.)
Sacramento Daily Union, 26 Sep1870
A Miss Taylor, living in Johnson county, Indiana,
committed suicide lately by hanging herself with a halter strap.
She was only fifteen years old.
Name of Deceased: Oscar Terrell
County Name: Johnson Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Indianapolis Journal
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: 1-June -1889 --- Oscar Terrell, a young man living near
Franklin, was taken ill on the streets of that city, on
Decoration day, and died a few hours afterward in great agony.
Poisoning is suspected, and an inquest will be held.
Ethel Whitson, the little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitson died on Monday, December 10, in Indiana
where she had been visting relatives with her mother. The funeral was
from the home of Mrs. Whitson's father, Mr. Paul who lives near Seymour,
Ind. Burial was in the cemetery there. (The Hatfield News, December
22-29, 1888) Submitted by Peggy Thompson
M. Winn died February 19, 1991. She was a member of Edinburgh
First Chirstian Church, Chriatian Women's Fellowship, Flat Rock
Firemen's Association and Blossom Boosters Garden Club. She was born
September 12, 1900, in Shelby County, the daughter of Alfred and Emma
Cutsinger Muck. She married Louis Winn on Feb. 11, 1920. He died in
1977. Surviving are a son, Kenneth Winn; a sister, Florence Yelton;
grandchildren, Cindy Stuckey and Doug Winn; a great-grandson; and seven
step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son,