LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA
OBITS



Bedford, Indiana March 21m 1899 Louis Archileas, a widely known citizen of this county, died at his home today, near this city aged seventy. He was a noted bricklayer and had built or helped build many fine buildings in Indiana. He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of the G.A.R. The remains will be taken to New Albany for burial, where he formerly lived. He served during the war in the Sixtieth Indiana Regiment.

Fannie, four year old dau. of Elijah ANDERSON, of Bloomfield, died here of heart desease on Thursday. Returned to Bloomfield bor buriel. Mr. Anderson a cousin of T.H. ANDERSON the jeweler.

Mrs. Sarah ANDERSON, widow of Samuel ANDERSON, died suddenly of heart disease, Tuesday morning. Perry Twp., near Harrodsburg. She was sister of V.H. BORUFF, of this city.

"Uncle" Spencer BAILEY, a well known colored man, stricken with paralysis died last night, nearly 100 years old. Interred Mitchell Gem.

BEDFORD, Ind., Oct. 10 Eli Barrow, who was so badly kicked by, a horse Saturday, died this morning. Mr. Barrow was a well-to-do farmer in the north part of the county, and leaves a wife and several children, one daughter being the wife.-of Rev. E. T. Butler, of Brie. Mr. Barrow., was fifty-five years old. He died at the residence of his brother-in-law, W. M. Denniston, city clerk of Bedford.

James E. BERRY, reputed millionaire tramp, will be buried in Potter's Field at Paducah.

Jacob Bixler Mitchell Ind., March 17 Special Telegram Jacob Bixler age 64 a businessman of this place died today of pneumonia Daily Inter Ocean 3/18/1895 FOFG

Moses BRADFORD, age 78, Grant Co. pioneer is dead.

Bedford Star: Noah Bridwell, one of the oldest citizens of the county, died at his residence, seven miles northeast of town, on Wednesdav of last week. He had lived in Lawrence county every since 1826, and was in the seventy- ninth year of his age at the time of his death. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was present at the battle of New Orleans, being eighteen years ol age at the time. Dec 5 1876,. Elkhart News

The wife of Rev. Bougher died at Harrodsburg Monday, taken to Washington for burial.

John BOX, East l3th St., died Saturday eve. of typhoid fever. He was buried Sunday afternoon at Crawford graveyard. Funeral of John BOX st Crawford graveyard last Thursday.

Mrs. Adam Brosmer County Name: Lawrence State: Ind Newspaper: The Herald (Jasper, Ind) Date: June 27, 1974 Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd Obit: Mrs. Adam Brosmer of Bedford is Dead Mrs. Grace Lucille Brosmer, 47, of Bedford, the wife of Adam H. Brosmer, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday in Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford after suffering an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Brosmer, who resided at 2203 29th St., Bedford, was employed for some years at Ame's Cafe in Ireland before moving to Bedford. She was born in King William County, Va., on April 3, 1927, to Leslie and Annie L. (Poats) Rice. She was married to Mr. Brosmer on Feb. 17, 1946. Surviving besides the husband are a son, Ralph, and a daughter, Mrs. John (Caroline) Good, both of Holland; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Langford, Mrs. Elbert Cutright and Mrs. Joseph James, all of Richmond, Va..; and four brothers , George R., C. Gordon, Benjamin L. and Edward L. Rice, all of Richmond. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, where a rosary service will be held at 7:30 this evening. The funeral service will be held in St. Vincent dePaul Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

A four year old child of David BURDY died Sunday eve of consumption.

John BURKE, died at his home on 17th, Friday night. He was an old soldier aged 66 yrs. Buried Ikerd graveyard.

Fri.Jan 21, 1898 No. 52
Thomasville, Ga., Jan.l6. - Hon. Benj . BUTTERWORTH, U.S. Comm. of Patents died this afternoon. Body sent to Washington.

William BYERS, aged around 20yrs, died at Peerless Thursday evening of consumption. Funeral x-Jill be at Fish's Chapel.

THE BEDFORD DEMOCRAT Bedford, Ind. Fri. July 2, 1897, No. 2
Mrs. Alex. Campbell died near Wheeling, W.Va. June 28, age 95 Widow of late Alex. CAMPBELL, founder of the Christian Church.

Elizabeth Sisson Carter Funeral Services were held Saturday afternoon at Mer Rouge for Mrs. Betty Sisson Carter aged 73 years wife of Allan H. Carter, who died at Mer Rouge last friday night ( July 25, 1930) following a brief illness. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Carter was well known in Mer Rouge and through out the parish and her death came as a big surprise and shock to many friends.  She was a life long member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband and one daughter. Miss Emily Carter of Mer Rouge who is librarian at the Bastrop high school. two sisters Mrs. Marion Ashley of Mer Rouge, and Mrs. Mary Lilly of Mer Rouge. (July 26, 1930) (Jrice)

Death of MRS. Nancy E. CLEM "Convict Queen".  Mitchell, June 24

Mitchell July 1st.
Ben CRITES, an old citizen of this place died yesterday morning at 5' o'clock of dropsy.

Morehouse, Bastrop, La., Mt. Nebo . Charge: Brother Abraham Crownfield's little babe departed this life on July 9th, and was buried on the 10th in the cemetery near the church. We pray God's blessing upon the bereaved family in their trouble. A. B. Venable.Southwestern Christian Advocate, (New Orleans, LA) [Thursday], [July 27, 1899]; pg. 13; Issue 30; col A (Jrice)

JESSIE COVEY
BEDFORD-Jessie Marie Covey, 78, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary. The Rev. Claude Casada will officiate with interment in the Crestheaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from noon to 9 tonight at the Day and Carter Mortuary.
She was born on May 20, 1919 in Guthrie Community in Lawrence County, Ind. to Edgar and Cloie Marie (Turner) Southern. She married Clarence Ephriam Covey on Sept. 25, 1938 and he preceded her in death.
Covey was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church, Bedford. She was also a former Women s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
Surviving are a son, the Rev. C. Ronald Covey, Muncie; a daughter, Connie Elaine Covey Baldwin, Bedford; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 10 step great-grandchildren and a brother, Lowell Southern, Bedford.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Southern; a sister, Audrey Elaine Southern; her parents; husband and a brother, Earl Richard "Dick Southern, who died shortly after Jessie.
(March 23, 1998)

T.S. CROSS, drowned near Paoli Wednesday eve.

Mr. Dale, the father of the Dale Brothers of the cornice works in Bedford, Ind., Tuesday died. Interment was on Thursday. (The Finney County Democrat, April 13, 1889)Submitted by Peggy Thompson

HENRY M. DAVIS. Bedford Influenza claimed its first victim in Lawrence County Thursday when Henry Martin Davis, 77, of Heltonville, died. Two children, Mrs. Ernest Tumey and Albert Davis, and four half-brothers survive. . Southern Indiana News March 10 1939 submitted by Barb Z

The funeral of the little child of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob DAWTER this afternoon from residence of J.B. DAWTER.

Frank M, DAY, died Monday afternoon at home of his brother, Capt. William Day. Interment Crawford Cem.

Barbara J. Deckard
Feb. 20, 1931 Oct. 24, 2006
BEDFORD Barbara Jean Deckard, 75, 2212 26th Street, Bedford died at 4:17 a.m. Oct. 24 at Dunn Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 20, 1931, in Flint, Mich., whe was the daughter of Gladys V. Main and Ray Atwell. She married William A. Deckard on April 8, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1995.
She was a homemaker, a member of Dive Christian Church and the Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include one son, William A. Deckard Jr. of Indianapolis; one daughter, Wendy Boyer of Oklahoma; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Joann H. Suski, Fenton, Mich.; and one brother, Gordon Atwell, Fenton, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and two brothers.
A private family service was conducted Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial followed in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.transcribed by Jrice

Oct. 1,1899
BEDFORD.IN.   John Denniston, one of the best know citizens of this county, is dead at home of his son, City Clerk William M. Denniston. Mr. Denniston was 79 yrs of age and had lived in sight of Bedford all his life. He leaves many relatives and friends among whom are 2 daughters, Mrs. Myra Cayse, and Mrs. Nora Garacas, who are residents of St. Louis . Mr. Denniston all his life was charitable. transcribed by Jrice

Funeral of George Dugan
The contractor died in Bedford Ind. Yesterday
Funeral services for George Dugan, the builder and stone contractor who died in Bedford, Ind.. yesterday, will be held at the Cathedral Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. the active pallbearers will be; Thomas Ruddy, M.J. Crowley, Stephen J. Hayde, Frank P. Walsh, James B. McGowen, H.P. Stewart, Edward Powers and E.A. Norris. The honorary pallbearers will be: Judge E. Guinotte, Judge Thomas Seehorn, Thomas McNamara, P.H. Madden, Shannon C. Douglass, Bernard Corrigan, A. Wallace Love and Peter Soden.
Date: 1909-05-23; Paper: Kansas City Star submitted by Barbara Z

CHILD STRANGLED TO DEATH. BEDFORD, Ind., May 11.—As Mildred Frances Duncan, the 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duncan of Pasadena, Cal., who, with her parents, has been visiting Bedford relatives, was playing with other children in a garden here yesterday, she pulled a small radish, and crying, "Look what a pretty one," put it into her mouth and immediately began to strangle. She died from strangulation in a short time. The Indianapolis Star May 12 1916 submitted by Barb Z

BEDFORD. Ind-, March 1.—Mr. John Durham died at his home in this city this morning. He had not been well for two weeks and heart failure developed today. Mr. Durham was general manager of the Chicago Eureka Lumber and Tie Company. He formerly was engaged in banking- business in Danville, IIL. and his remains will be sent to that city for interment. He was a Knight Templar. March 3, 1897

A telegram from Bedford, Ind., announcing the death of Mr. Neal East, father of the East boys, of this place, was received last Friday evening.  As stated in our last issue, Will East left immediately upon receipt of the telegram last Thursday evening, which stated that his father was not expected to live, and S. S. and A. L. East left on Friday, just prior to receipt of the telegram announcing his death.   Haven Independent Haven, Reno County, Kansas February 27, 1897 page – 3 *** column – 3 submitted by Rose Stout

Found Dead. Marion, Ind., Nov. 8—Stephen Faulkner, an oil operator, who has been missing a week, was found dead In a cabin in the woods near here, with a bullet hole in his head. Nov 8, 1906 Elkhart Truth

James B. Ferguson, a well-to-do  farmer living near Bedford, Indiana, committed suicide on Thursday last. Cause, the seduction of his accomplished daughter by a profigate young man; who deserted her. Nov 25, 1880 The Athens Messenger

Sylvia M. Fidler
Aug. 23, 1915  Oct. 24, 2006
BEDFORD  Sylvia M. Fidler, 91, Bedford, formerly of Bloomington, died Oct. 24 at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.
She was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Knox County, the daughter of William and Nancy (Redfern) McIver.
She was the owner and operator of Sylvia?s Beauty Shop in Bloomington and a member of the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include one daughter, Molly Robbins, Dallas, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Crystal Fidler of Bedford; four granddaughters, Heidi Thiery, Kim LaRue, Kelly Masslink and Karri Smith; one sister, Dorothy Stull of Ellettsville, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fidler, in 1989; three sisters, Edith Beatty, Bonnie Tidd and Opal Conrad; and one brother, Burl McIver. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Valhalla Memory Gardens Chapel in Bloomington. Friends are welcome to attend.
There will be no visitation.Memorial contributions may be made to COTA in care of the Allen Funeral Home.
The Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of the arrangements. transcribed by Jrice

NEWSPAPER TIDBITS 12/13/1899
Bedford , IN. Dec, 4, 1899 .  The 10 yrs old child of William Fox, a farmer, living near Bedford , is dead eating bologna sausage supposed to be infested with trichinae and the other members of the family are critically ill.  The sausage was bought at Mitchell and the family ate freely of it.

Bedford IN- September 7- Samuel Gardner, one of Bedford's oldest citizens, is dead after a short illness, aged sixty nine years.  Mr. Gardner has been a resident of this city for many years and is survived by a wife, two sons, and a daughter.  Anderson Gardner, one of the sons, is a conductor on the Moses Railway at New Albany, and the other son, Jesse, is connected with the same road in this city.  Mrs. Murry Baugh, the daughter, lives in Illinois.  The funeral took place today at the Baptist Church and was attended by a large number of people.submited by Desiree Rodclay

William GARDNER died Sunday of pneumonia. He was an old soldier. Would have been 6hyrs of age next April and had been married 32yrs. He was b. Gallatin Co. Ky. April 1835. Member of Co.B Ind. Vols, served.

John Gonsalus, of Leesville, died of neuralgpia of bowels. Father of Ed Consalus who is teaching at Englewood. Funeral at Leesville Stmdayo

T. GROSCURTH age 80, Evansville, hanged himself Friday.

MITCHELL, Ind. April 9.—Mrs. Noah Greer. living about two miles west of town, aged sixty years, died suddenly and under mysterious circumstances Wednesday evening. She had partaken of a hearty supper and was doing her evening work as usual when suddenly she fell, screaming in great agony. A physician was summoned hastily, but the woman was dead before he arrived. Her death was first thought to be due to apoplexy, but the circumstances are such that word has been sent to the coroner. Indiana Journal April 14, 1897 submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer
 
Marshall GUTHRIE and wife, of Bloomington, were here Sat. to attend funeral of their grandson. Buried Green Hill. Death of little child of Prof, and Mrs. A.B. GUTHRIE. April 29, 1898 No. 23 Obit: Howard THOMAS, a little son of Mr. & Mrs. A.B. GUTHRIE was b. January 9, 1898, d. April 22, 1898.

Salem, Ind. Jan. 18.- Dr. HEWITT, a young Phys. of this county, located about I6 miles west of here committed suicide last night by taking morphine. He was un-married.

Elizabeth J. Hill
March 20, 1919  Oct. 29, 2006
MEDORA  Elizabeth Jane Hill, 87, Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation, Bedford, formerly of Medora, died at 2:53 p.m. Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
She was a telephone operator in Michigan for several years.
Survivors include her husband, Gene of Bedford; three nephews, Roger Baker, Medora, Robert D. Hill II, North Vernon, and Max Hill, Medora; two nieces, Nancy Pollert, Seymour, and Julia Snodgrass, Floyds Knobs, and one sister-in-law, Jo Anne Hill, Seymour.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Stan Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Weddleville Cemetery, near Medora.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Weddleville Cemetery. transcribed by Jrice

Obituary of James M. Hill
unknown paper, December 3, 1959
   Funeral services for James M. Hill, 72, who died Thrusday at his home in Lutesville were conducted Sunday at the Church of God in Lutesville. Rev. Carl Stroder conducted rites and burial was in Bollinger Co. Memorial Cemetery. Ward Funeral Home of Lutesville was in charge.
   Mr. Hill, a retired farmer was a son of Seth and Martha Hill. He was born August 14, 1887 at Chanute, Kan. He came to this county with his parents when he was 5 years old and resided in Grassy until 1953 when he moved to Lutesville.
   On January 12, 1908 he was married to Miss Rosa Moore. Although he attended the Churchof God in Lutesville he was a member of the Friendship General Baptist Church at Grassy.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rosa Hill; eight children: Mrs. Maire Withers and Mrs. Martha Withers of East Alton, Ill, Mrs. Beulah James, Mrs. Beatrice James, A. G. and Marvin Hill, all of Lutesville,
Mrs. Hassie Smith and Alonzon Hill of Middlebrook, Ill; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Bryant of Steele; 22 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren and 14
greatgranchildren.
   His parents, 2 children, one brother and 4 sisters preceded him in death. Pallbearers were Raymond Robbins, Wilburn and Willard Withers, Weldon Hill, Robert Lucas and Rayford Bryant, grandsons and nephews.

Obituary of William Lewis Hill
unknown paper, February 5, 1948
   Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18, 1948 at the Maddox Cemetery for William Lewis Hill, 79 years old, who passed away at the home of a son, Dan, near Lowdens, Mo. Burial was st the Maddox Cemetery with Morgan service.
   Mr. Hill, a son of the late Seth W. and Martha Hill, was born Jan. 3, 1869 near Bedford, Ind. He came to Missouri 55 years ago. He is survived by three sons, J. O. and Dan of Lowdens and Ezra of Bragg City, Mo; 23 grand children and one great grandchild; also one brother, J.M. Hill of Grassy; three sisters, Mrs. Vinnie Scott of Popular Bluff; Mrs. Roy Bryant of Bragg City, MO; Mrs. C. M. Kirkpatrick of Grassy. transcribed by Jrice

Bedford, Ind., Dec. 10.—The funeral of John R. Hughes, who died very suddenly at the mill of the Bedford Cut Stone Company on Monday afternoon, was held at the residence at 17l1 O street on Wednesday afternoon, December 8, services being conducted by the Rev. Wilson Whitney. Members of Bedford Commandery, Knigrht Templar, of which the deceased  was a member, acted as an escort from the home to the grave and had 'charge of the services at the cemetery. John Richard Hughes was born at Holyhead, North Wales, on June 13, 1863, and. was the youngest of five children—three sons and two daughters—that blessed the union of John R. and Margaret Owen Hughes. His father died very suddenly while on a business trip to Ireland from cholera when Mr. Hughes was only three years of age, and his mother passed away in Holyhead twelve years ago. One sister and his two brothers have also preceded him to the grave, one of the latter, who was a seaman, presumably having been lost at sea. The only surviving member-of the family is a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, of North Wales. Mr. Hughes began his apprentice- ship as a stone cutter when but 13 years of age, and five years later came to Montreal, Canada, where he followed that trade for some time. Later he worked in New York City, Grand Rapids (Mich.), Hamilton (O.) and Chicago, coming to this city from' the Illinois 'metropolis some thirty years ago. Shortly after his arrival in Bedford he formed a partnership with William Evans, of Oolitic, under the firm name of .the Bedford Cut Stone Company, and until failing health necessitated Mr. Evans' retirement they remained in business together. Following his removal to this country Mr. Hughes was married oh July 5, 1888, to Miss Addie M. Todd, and to their omion four children were born, namely: Mrs. Theodore Pentzer, Misses Mapguerite  and Dorothy and Arthur, all of whom, with the widow, survive and are residents of this city. Three grandchildren also survive, Theodore, Jr., Helen and Marion Pentzer. Deceased was one of the. oldest and most highly esteemed contractors in the Indiana limestone belt, a member of the Bedford Stone Club, and enjoyed a liberal patronage in the business he conducted. He was a member of the Appollo Lodge of Masons, of Chicago, III., of the Bedford Commadery and Chapter, and of Murat Shrine at Indianapolis. He was also a member of the local Tribe of Ben Hur and of the Travelers' Protective Association. In his death the family has lost a kind and loving husband and father and the community one of her most estimable citizens. December 15, 1920  The Druid

FUNERAL of Lee JONES took place from family residence yesterday morning at 10:30. Rev. J.B. Thomas conducted services. Interred Burton Gem., two and a half miles south west of towm.

Riley JONES of Huron, died Tues. eve. of heart trouble. Member Co. K 17th Ind. Mounted
Inf., Frank WHITE Post GAR, Buried Huron today.

Wash., Jan. l6 - Mrs. Lucille LANE, youngest dau of ex-Senator Joe BLACKBURN of Ky. accidently shot herself at her apartment at the Wellington Hotel last night.

SULLIVAN, Ind., Oct. 10-Peter L Lewellyn, a pioneer of this county, is dead, at his home in Jackson township, east of this city, at the advanced age of ninety- five. He was a farmer.   The Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wednesday, October 12, 1898;

Mary Etta Sisson Lilly died Sunday morning at 10:50am in Brownsville, Texas on January 25, 1931. Aged 63 years 3 months. Buried in Oak Ridge, LA on Tuesday, January 27, 1931 at 11am beside the tomb of her only son, Hugh Kenneth Lilly. High blood pressure and heart trouble.

Dick McMILLION died Monday of consumption, intered Green Hill.

Fri. 25, 1898
Recovered bodies from the Battleship MAINE buried at Havana Thursday.

Mitchell, May Mrs. Dr. S.F. MARTIN died this morning of Typhoid pnuemonia.

Michael Messick, Jr., of a Prominent Bedford Family, Commits Suicide
BEDFORD. Ind., April 17.-Michael Messick, jr., committed suicide last night by taking strychnine. Messick was the only son of Mr. M. N. Messick, who retired from active business some time ago and is now president of the Stone City Bank. He is quite wealthy. His brothers-in-law, Dr. J. Heckman, Charles Burton, W. A. Webb, Harry Voris and Harry Gainey, are all among the leading business men of the city, the latter being a partner in the firm of Gainey & Co., of which young Messick was the junior member. Messick was about twenty-two years of ago and was a member of Company H, One-hundred-and-fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteers in the Spanish-American war. He attended college at Blooming ton and the military school at Cincinnati. The funeral will be held Tuesday. He purchased the strychnine, saying that he wanted to kill some cats. The poison was taken in the store and his body was found there. The motive is unknown.
The Weekly Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wednesday, April 19, 1899 Contributed by Candi Horton

CLAIRE MITCHELL
SHOALS-Claire Mitchell, 83, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. She was born on Nov. 16, 1914 in Martin County to Hayden and Pearl (Stiles) Baker. They preceded her in death. She married Emmett Mitchell and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1995.
Mitchell was a retired school teacher working 40 years at Trinity Springs, Williams and Shoals schools. She was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by, two brothers, Woodrow and Kent Baker and a sister, Lois Hooten.
(March 16, 1998)

John MITCHELL, Colfax, age 79 died. Wife survives. They had no children but raised adopted.

Bedford Indiana March 23- 1899 Samuel F. Moore was killed at Rock Ledge, ten miles west of this city, yesterday by an explosive of dynamite which he was thawing out. He had fifty pounds of the explosive in hot water when it exploded from some unknown cause. More was an expert dynamiter and was employed by the Southern  Indiana Railroad to blast rocks. His legs were found in a corn field three hundred yards away. He was said to have come here from Virginia. Otto Bourbon , of Williams, who was with him, was severely injured.

Newspaper: New Albany Daily Ledger
Submitters Name: spc
Obit: NADLS 30 Jan 1873 p4 c2: Burned to Death. From a correspondent at Bedford, on the line of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad, we learn that on Wednesday morning, about 9 o'clock, a dwelling in the southern part of town was discovered to be on fire. It was owned and occupied by an old colored woman, by the name of Lana Lunsford. . . burned to death.

Mrs. Dennis O'CONNELL left Tuesday morn for St. Louis in response to a message announcing the death of her father Mr. Shourton.

Salathiel Parks
, who was aged seventy-four on July 2, died  at the soldiers' home at Marion where he had been since last March, Friday morning. The body arrived here this afternoon and was taken to Stephens & Baker's undertaking rooms, where services will be held in the chapel at 2:30 p. m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. A. U. Ogilvie of the Congregational church. Interment will be in the soldiers' lot in Grace Lawn. Mr. Parks is survived by the following children: John W. Parks of Oklahoma, Mrs. Mary Bailey of Wawaka, Ind., Charles M. Parks of Ligonier, Mrs. Alice Givens and Mrs. Cora Bender of this city.  September 15, 1909   Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)

Two little daughters of Mr. & Mrs. C.F. PRESSLAR of Bloomington died Friday.

Died in Texas - of pleurisy, Feb. U, I898 at Ravenna, Texas, Mary S. wife of  John A. HEAD d/o G.K. and Elizabeth RAGSDALE. Born near Heltonville, Ind. on Dec. 11, 18?1. Leaves father, 5 brothers, 2 sisters,
husband and seven children.

WOMAN SOLON DIES MISS ELIZABETH RAINEY, THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO LEGISLATURE, SUCCUMBS Indianapolis, April 27.—(/P)— Miss Elizabeth Rainey, 62, first woman elected to the legislature from Marion county, died today. She was born in southern Illinois. When a small child she moved with her parents to Knox county, Ind.,- where she lived until she was ten years old. The family. then moved to Waynetown, Monlgomery county. Miss Rainey came to Indianapolis forty-one years ago. She entered the office of a law firm. She was graduated from the Benjamin Harrison Law School and was admitted to. the bar. She was an organized of the Indiana Business and Professional Woman's Club. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lulu Earl, and a nephew, James Earl, of Indianapolis. Kokomo Tribune | Kokomo, Indiana | Saturday, April 27, 1935 | Page 2

Lawrence County
Bedford, Jan. 30. (Special.) The Hon. E. W. Ramsey of Pleasant Run township is dead aged seventy-one . He was one of the oldest settlers.
Mitchell, Jan. 30. (Special.) Dr. Albert Goodwin, one of the best physicians of this place and one of the oldest settlers of this part of the county, died this morning, on the sixty-seventh anniversary of his birth. He had been suffering for several days with the grip. He was one of the few survivors of the Mexican war and had buffered very much from a wound received in that war.
The Indiana State Sentinel Wednesday Morning February 3, 1892 Page 8

Arthur REECE, five month old son of Ed Peitzjich? died tuesday night of whooping cough and catarrhal fever at home of Ed JOHNSON. Mr. Peitzuch is in New Jersey, his wife died five months ago, baby was taken care of by its grandmother, Mrs. Ellenor McDaniel who brought the baby with her when she returned from New Jersey three months ago.

H.H. ROSEMAN, passenger Agent of Southern Ind., will on died.Jan.1 9th lead to the alter Mrs. Mary HODGE, of Evansville.

Mitchell, June 27th
Mrs, Harrison ROSS died suddenly Saturday night at 9 o'clock from heart trouble, leaves husband and one child, interred Mitchell Cem.

Union Soldier from Indiana named SOLOMON RUBEL, lies buried 38 miles west of Nashville, remains to be brought to Indiana if relatives can be found.

Was One of the best known woman of Howard County
Mrs. Melissa Simpson, age 89, died at the home or her son, Dr. Norman Simpson, 523 South Washington street, at 10 o'clock Friday evening. Funeral servIces have not as yet been made. The deceased was one of Howard county's pioneers. She was-born in Kentucky, May 21, 1830. While she was still a small child her parents came to Lawrence county, Indiana, where she resided until 1848, when she came to Howard county. For nearly seventy years Mrs. Simpson was a resident of Center. Owing to ill health she came to.Kokonio to live with her son about"a year ago. Her husband, Denton Simpson, to whom she was married in 1849, died twelve years ago. Mrs. Simpson was a member of the Missionary Baptist church. She is survived by five children: Mrs. Elsie'Ingels, Fresno, Cal.; Mrs.Carrie Burr, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Lawrence Simpson, South Bend; Orin and  Dr. Norman Simpson, of this city. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Simpson was steadfast in the faith of her church, a pioneer mother of sterling virtues, ana a moral .and spiritual asset to tho community. She leaves behind a noble and sweet memory which will ever be cherished. A private funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Dr. Norman Simpson .in South Washington street. The burial will be in the Albright cemetery. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1920.

J A SISSON Monroe Louisiana. Monroe La October 18, J A Sisson 68 years old died at Terminal Heights, a suburb of Monroe, yesterday. His is survived by five sons, and four daughters.They are Mrs. Mary Hayes, Dewey and Ray Sisson of Monroe. Mrs. E L Stevens of Utica, Miss, Mrs C O  Golson, of Mer Rouge, Mrs. William Stephens of Vicksburg. Gordon and Ed Sisson of Iowa. Charles Sisson of Florida. Mr Sisson was a native of Morehouse Parish, coming to Monroe a number of years ago. Times Picayune Oct 19,1922 (Jrice)

Funeral services for James Edwin Sisson, Jr., age 78, of Bastrop, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday the 20th of November 2010 in the chapel of Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop. The family will receive friends at the Golden Funeral Home Chapel from 1:00 PM until time of service. Officiating will be Reverend Cal Adams. Interment will follow at the Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop.Mr. Sisson was born on January 10, 1932, and passed away on November 18, 2010 in Bastrop, Louisiana.He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Sisson and Eunie Herrington Sisson and sister Jimmie Doris Smith.Mr. Sisson is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty Rogers Sisson of Bastrop; daughters Michelle Sisson of Austin, Texas and Jennifer Soper and husband Rob of Dallas, Texas.Mr. Sisson was a graduate of Bonita High School and attended Northeast State College and Louisiana Tech. After serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict, he was employed by Texas Gas Transmission for 37 years. He was a member of Cherry Ridge Baptist Church.In Lieu of flowers the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to a charity of your choice.

STANLEY SMITH
BEDFORD-Stanley Earl Smith, 89, formerly of Bloomington, died at 10:49 a.m. Saturday at the Lawrence County Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Cherry officiating. Burial will be at the Cresthaven Memory Garden.
Friends may call tonight from 2 to 8 at the funeral home.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1908, in Bedford to William Henry and Epsie Jane (Kern) Smith. He married Lucille Hollars, who preceded him in death. He then married Hazel Burgess on Feb. 20, 1940 and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1972. He then married Mary Jane Greenwell on Dec. 28, 1973 and she survives.
Smith, a 1926 Mitchell High School graduate, was a retired heating and plumbing contractor at Smith s Heat and Plumbing in Harrodsburg. He was a World War II veteran serving from 1942 to 45 in the army as an aviation engineer stationed in Saipan, Tenian and Okinawa. He was also a lifetime VFW member and of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Collins, Orleans, Ind. and Shirley Chastain, Mitchell; a stepdaughter, June Beavers, Bedford; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Reed and Bert Smith and a sister, Ruby Gaines.
(March 7, 1998)

John SPARKS, farmer near Seymour, died thirty min. after a colt kicked him in the abdomen, Friday.

Martha Jane Taylor
County Name: Lawrence
State: IN
Newspaper: Times-Mail
Date: 09/21/1932
Submitters Name: Crystal Locke England
Obit: Rites For Miss Martha Jane Taylor Will Be Held Thursday Forenoon From Residence
Funeral services for Miss Martha Jane Taylor, 34 years old, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Taylor, seven miles northwest of Heltonville, who passed away Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. following a two months illness with tuberculosis, will be conducted, Thursday forenoon at ten o'clock from the home with the Rev. Eli Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove cemetery, two miles north of the Taylor home.
The deceased was born on April 23, 1897, in Kentucky. She is survived by the parents, three brothers, Leslie, Huron, Elmer, Oolitic, Wilbur, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Cottrill, Oolitic Mrs. Effie Bower resident in Kentucky, Mrs. Lena Kern and Mrs. Bertha Kern, both of Avoca.

Mary Elizabeth Childers Taylor
County Name: Lawrence
State: IN
Newspaper: Times-Mail
Date: 07/28/1941
Submitters Name: Crystal Locke England
Obit: MRS. TAYLOR, 73, IS DEAD
Oolitic Woman Dies Suddenly At Home; Funeral To Be Sunday
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Childers Taylor, age 73, died suddenly at 1:45 o'clock this morning at her home in Oolitic.
Mrs. Taylor has been ill just one hour before she died. She was born on March 28, -868, in Hart county, Ky., the daughter of Benjamin and Jane Phenix Childers. She was married to William Henry Taylor in Hart County, Ky., 53 years ago.
Surviving are the husband, four daughters, Mrs. Cleve Cottrell, of Oolitic; Mrs. John Bowman, of Hart County, Ky.; Mrs. Lobon Kern, of Avoca, and Mrs. Charles Kern, of Norman; three sons, Leslie Taylor of Huron; Wilburn Taylor, of Norman, and Elmer Taylor, of Springville; one brother, Charles Childers, of Kentucky, and 35 grandchildren.
She was a member of the Methodist church in Hart County, Ky.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, near Heltonville.
The body will be returned to the residence this evening from the Sherwood & Ferguson Funeral home.

William Henry Taylor
County Name: Lawrence
State: IN
Newspaper: Timess-Mail
Date: 10/24/1948
Submitters Name: Crystal Locke England
Obit: William Henry Taylor, 86, retired farmer and quarryman died at 5:50 this morning in the Kinder Nursing Home, 618 I Street, after an illness of three weeks. He entered the nursing home December 3, 1947.
Mr. Taylor was born to Johnson and Mary Taylor on June 10, 1862, in Hart County, Ky. He married in early life to Mary Elizabeth Childers, who preceded him in death in 1941.
Survivors are three sons, Leslie, Bedford; Elmer, near Charlestown, and Wilburn, near Hobbieville, Ind; four daughters, Mrs. Etta Cotrell, Bedford; Mrs. John Bowman, Hart county, Ky.; Mrs. Lebon Kern, Springville, and Mrs. Bertie Kern, Hobbieville. He is also survived by 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Taylor was a mmber of the Hart county, Ky. Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 25, in the Oolitic Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Henry Skinner officiating. Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery north of Heltonville.
The body will be taken to the home of his son, Leslie Taylor, 635 V street, late this afternoon in lie in state until the hour of the services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Day and Carter Mortuary.

May 24, 1935 April 15, 2007
BEDFORD Sharon Kay Thoroman, 71, 521 S Street, Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born May 24, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Beulah (Hatfield) Moore. She married David Earl Thoroman on July 6, 1978, and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford and a member and past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star.

 Surviving with the husband, David Earl Thoroman of Bedford are, her mother, Beulah Moore, Bedford; one daughter, Heather Thoroman, Bedford; several cousins; and two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Newton and husband Gene of Indianapolis and Della Jean Hillenburg, Wheat Ridge, Colo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Tim Ahlemeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. transcribed by Jrice

SP1CELAND, 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- Oct 21, 1896 Indiana State Journal

Mitchell, Jan. 10.
Harry TOLLIVER age 20 s/o Jno.N. TOLIVER living 2 miles east of Mitchell found dead  in fathers barn this mom. Supposed to be suicide. Shot through head.

Parks TOLLIVER of Elnora, attended the funeral of Lee JONES Thursday, George W. JOHNSON of Loveland, Colo, is here visiting his brother W.S. JOHNS0N . They had not seen each other for fifteen years.

Ex-jailer, Dick WATTS of Louisville, died Monday of paralysis of the brain.

Mrs. Anna WELSH, aged 73 died at home of her dau, Mrs. MURPHY, yesterday of paralysis. She leaves 3 sons, John of 111., Mike and Thomas of this city. One dau. Remains taken to Osgood this mom.

MARION, Ind-; 0ct. 19, John H. Wigger, one of the best-known harness and buggy dealers in this city, died Saturday night at 11 o'clock. Mr. Wigger was born In the grand duchy of Oldenburg, now a part or the German empire, and came to this country in 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 5500,000, He had been ill for four months. Five weeks ago his son Paul died.Oct 21, 1896 Indiana State Journal

Chicago, April 10 - Remains of Francis E. WILLIARD buried Rose Hill Cem. this afternoon. Temperance leader. Cremated and ashes placed deep in grave of Miss Williard's mother.

Williams Items:
Died at his home 3 miles S.W. of Williams Thurs. night Uncle Perry WILLIAM of pneumonia fever. Interred Mt, Olive Sat. afternoon.
Perry WILLIAMS, died this morning age around 60 yrs. near Mt. Olive, Spice Vally tvro. Brother of Dr. Williams, eye specialist of Cincinnati. Brother-in-law of Jacob BOSSERT of  Williams .



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