LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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)
, 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
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
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
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
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
A private family service was conducted Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee
Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial followed in Cresthaven Memory
Gardens.transcribed by Jrice
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
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
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
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
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
The Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of the arrangements.
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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
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
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
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.
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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;
SHOALS-Claire Mitchell, 83, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial
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)
Newspaper: New Albany Daily Ledger
Submitters Name: spc
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.
, 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)
Martha Jane Taylor
County Name: Lawrence
Submitters Name: Crystal Locke England
Obit: Rites For Miss Martha Jane Taylor Will Be Held Thursday Forenoon
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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