Newton County Indiana
Obits


Obituary of Charles J. Jackson

Elk County Citizen, KS, August 31, 1904
Charles J. Jackson, son of Judge Daniel E. and Margaret Jackson, was born in Newton county, Indiana, April 10, 1862, and died in Longton, Kansas, August 21, 1904, aged 42 years, 4 months and 11 days.
With his parents he came to Kansas in 1868, and to Elk County in 1870, and has ever since been a resident of this county, for many years residing in Moline.
He was married to Miss Lizzie Chancellor September 3, 1884, who with one son, survives him.
Mr. Jackson had been in ill health for several months, and over a year ago was obliged to give up his position as local locomotive engineer with the Santa Fe in Moline.
He was on a visit to his father in Longton when he was stricken with typhoid fever, his vitality was low and his strength not sufficient to carry him safely through it.  He was buried in Longton, Wednesday, a goodly number attending from Moline, Elk Falls and Howard.
Mr. Jackson was a Woodman, a Royal Neighbor, and Odd Fellow, and a Mason and at his request, the Masonic ritual was used at his funeral, the other orders of which he was also a beloved member, paying their respects by representative delegations.
He united with the Congregational church while residing at Longton.  During his last illness he spoke of his faith in God, his trust in Christ, and his hope for the future.  The services at the church were conducted by Rev. Newton Hill, of Elk Falls, assisted by Rev. Bosworth, of the Longton Congregational church.
Submitted by L. Morgan

Obituary Of Mary Ellen Babcock, 86

Goodland – Mary Ellen Babcock, 86, of Goodland, died at ( p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, in George Ade Memorial Health Care Center, Brook.
Born Nov. 11, 1917, in Benton County, she graduated from Goodland High School in 1935.
She married Ralph D. Babcock on May 7, 1935, in Crown Point. He survives.
Mrs. Babcock is a homemaker.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, an elder and deacon of the former Presbyterian Church.  For several years, she was the church organist and taught Sunday school and Bible school.  She was also the organist at Gerts Funeral Home for several years.  She enjoyed music and cooking and had served on the Library Board.
Surviving with her husband are four daughters, Judith Babcock of Warwick, R.I., Jane Yancey of Cypress, Calif., Julia East of Kentland and Joyce Coursey of Placentia, Calif.; a son, William D. Babcock (wife: Kay) of Goodland; a foster son, Harvey Darche (wife: Joanne) of Monticellos; and a sister, Shirley J. Yochem of Haines, Fla.
Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 28, 2004, in Gerts Funeral Home, Goodland.  Services 10 a.m. Satuday, May 29, at First Baptist Church, Goodland, the Rev. George Kehler officiating.  Interment Goodland Cemetery.  Survivors include 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by parents, James O. and Mary Wilson Mead; and a brother, James D. Mead.
(Source: Journal and Courier, May 25, 2004, Page B2)
Submitted by Linda Rodriguez


DEATH OF PHILLIP STONEHILL
Philip (sic) Stonehill died at his residence at Brook, Indiana, Saturday, aged sixty-six years. Mr. Stonehill had been in ill health for a long time and his death was due to rheumatism and heart failure. He was twice married, his first wife being Jane Sell, who died a number of years ago. Two sons by this marriage, John and Orrin, are living. About ten years ago Mr. Stonehill and Miss Clara Ringer, of Louisville, were married. Mrs. Stonehill and one daughter are living. The deceased was born on the old Stonehill farm, north of Louisville, but in young manhood he went to Indiana where he practised (sic) law and engaged in the real estate business, being quite successful. Funeral services were held at Brook on Tuesday. [THE LOUISVILLE HERALD obituary, Louisville, Oh., Thu., 21 Jan. 1909 A.D. - Sub. by William Ream]


Moses C. Sawyer, sheriff of Newton county, died Aug. 1 of consumption. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Monon Friday August 9, 1912

Wm. Graves of Newton county died last week at the age of 92. He had been a resident of Morocco 60 years.
Monon Friday December 25, 1908

Mrs. Bunton and her son, 7 years old, of Newton county, died of hydrophobia Thursday. They were bitten by a dog several weeks ago.
Goshen Indiana  Friday February 02, 1894

Amos Hostetler Dies
Amos Hostetler, son of David Hosteller of Newton county, died Tuesday morning following the amputation of his right hand, wliich member was terribly mangled in a corn shredder the previous day. The young man was assisting the shredders on the farm of his brother, Eli Hostetler of Clinton township, when the accident occured. Blood poisoning was, the cause of the lad's death
The Independent Middlebury Indiana Friday November 20, 1914

Albert J. Schuh, one of the prominent citizens of Newton county died at his home in Kentland Monday morning after several days' illness, with pneumonia. He was 39 years of age and leaves a wife and two children besides other relatives and a host of friends. Deceased was prominently identified with the affairs of Newton county and served two terms as county treasurer. His wife was formerly Miss Ida Larkins of Fowler.
The Benton Review December 26, 1918

Mary  Moore was married to John Ream of Pennsylvania Sept. 12. 1861, He died Nov. 9, 1861, aged 26 years. She was next married to Amos Clark of Newton county. Ind.. who died Dec.11, 1871. at the age of 68 years. To this  union  was born one daughter, Lilly May, who died in infancy. Mary Clark married S. B. Gillette of Raub  Jan. 29, I873: to this union was born  one son, William Lynn, who died on  July 31, 1876 are  two years. Mr.  Gillett (Uncle Sam) died May 3, 1903 after his death she continuing to live at her home in Raub. Ind. until Sept. 3, 1913, when she went to make her home with her niece. Mrs. Mabel Morgan at Piper City, Ill., until March 1. 1919, at which time they moved to Ringle, Wis., and Aunt Mary came to live with her niece, Mrs. Maud Mundy where she remained until her death.
She was commonly called 'Aunt Mary' by all. in fact many people knew her by no other name. Her first thought was the care of all orphan children. looking after their  welfare education and comfort. Many children looked forward to the time when Aunt Mary would come with her gifts, for as James Whitcomb Riley says:
"Aunt Mary" leaves to mourn her departure an aged brother, five stepchildren, several nieces and nephews and friends unnumbered.
Funeral services were conducted on Friday afternoon at the Raub M. E. church, by Rev. Geo. F. Cramer. Interment at Fleming cemetery.
Relatives attending from a distance were. Willis Myers of Chicago; Ellis Myers and wife of Logansport: Mr. Hearth and children and Dr. Finder and wife of Brook, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Myers of Kentland.
Fowler Benton Review February 26, 1920




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