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Ohio County Indiana

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New Albany Daily Ledger  May 23 1854
FATHER AND DAUGHTER DROWNED
We learn from the Rising Sun News, that Mr. Charles Borders and his eldest daughter were drowned in the south branch of hogan's Creek on Sunday morning last.
Six of the family had started to church, in a two-horse wagon, and in attempting to ford the stream, which had been swollen by a heavy rain during the night previous,
the father and daughter lost their lives. An infant child was one of the company, but, strange to say it was rescued from a watery grave by the hand of its mother.
The bodies of the deceased were recovered several hours after the occurrence.

BRINIG FUNERAL RITES WILL HELD TODAY.
Rev. Fisher Will Conduct Services in Renner Parlors
Rev. Stephen A.Fisher, pastor of the University Place Christian church, will conduct the funeral services for Joseph Brinig, this afternoon in the Renne funeral home. Brinig died Sunday at his home, 211 Garwood, Champaign, at the age of 69. The interment will be in Woodlawn. Coming to Urbana from Buffalo, Indiana, Mr. Brinig was a resident of Champaign for 19 years. His death was due to complications arising with age. His only survivors is his wife, May L. Brinig, who was married to him in 1882.
Daily Illini, 18 Feb 1930

Indiana State Journal 1896-06-24
Atho Butt, aged eighty-six, eight miles north of Hartford City, died Sunday from being kicked by a horse. He lived in Ohio.

IndianapolisSentinel August 4 1882
Rising Sun
A man named Cole, of Rising Sun, fell on a circular saw and was instantly killed.

James M. Colvin
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL May 20, 1869
In Pike township, Ohio county, Indiana, April 12, James M. Colvin in the 23rd year of his life.
The deceased was a brother to Mrs. C. Dehart of this city.
(Contributed by Nancy Piper)

Indianapolis Sentinel 1872-09-04
Henry Davis son of the Mayor of Rising Sun died on Friday.

Hartford, Ind., Jan. 27.
Isaac Fisher, aged about seventy-was found dead in a ditch outside of the city limits this
morning. He had been drinking considerably, and it is supposed, was on the way to his daughter's home in the country,
when he fell into the ditch, and was frozen to death. Deceased has been a resident of this county for many years.
Weekly Indiana State Journal January 29, 1896

HARTFORD CITY, Ind„ Jan. 9.
Christopher Hiser, an aged farmer, residing In Harrison township, was found unconscious in his
barn at noon today. He was conveyed to the house and expired a few minutes later.
He is supposed to have been a victim of heart disease.
Date: 1898-12-28;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

New Albany Daily Ledger 1856-07-23
Two more persons have been added to the list of victims of the poisoning at Rising Sun.
During the past week Mr. Huston and Mrs. Jones, wife of Theophilus Jones, died from the effects of the poison.
New Albany Daily Ledger 1857-12-22

Indianapolis Daily Herald (Indianapolis, Marion County, IN) 8 Oct 1867 - transcribed by J.S.
DIED
JONES - On Monday, September 20, in Mobile, Alabama, of yellow fever, Mr. L.B. Jones, clerk of the steamer Osceola, and  a resident of Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana, aged 25 years.

On Tuesday Samuel Keen died very suddenly at the residence of Henry Brown, Esq. near Rising Sun, Ind. He was an old citizen of Gallatin County, Ky., but recently of Iowa.
Mr. Keen seemed as well as usual in the morning, but before noon he told his family and friends he was going to die. He insisted on bidding them farewell,
after which he took a seat, and in less then five minutes he breathed his last. Mr. Keen has encountered some severe reverses in fortune lately,
otherwise he seemed in his usual health. He leaves a family and a very large circle of warm friends to lament his decease.

The Montgomery Tribune, (Montgomery City, Mo) 15 Feb 1901, transcribed by J.S.
Death of Ezekiel Lotton
Ezekiel Lotton, aged 54 years, died at  his home, three miles northeast of this city, Friday, February 8, 1901. Just 8 days before, Mrs. C.E. Lotton,  his wife died. the account of which appeared in the Tribune last week.
  Mr. Lotton was born and raised in Ohio County, Indiana and moved to his county in 1878 and settled on the place where he died.
  Mr. Lotton was the father of three children, viz: Rev. C.M. Lotton, of Canyon, Texas; Jacob Lotton, of near this city; and Mrs. C.C. Moorhead, of  near Bellflower.
  The funeral services were conducted at the Christian church in this city Saturday, February 9, by Elder J.H. Bryan, pastor of the Christian Church. The interment took place in the city cemetery.
  The Tribune extends sympathy to the stricken family in this hour of sore bereavement.

OBITUARY
Died - Elizabeth Mendell was born at Milton, Ohio county, Indiana, July 6, 1848, where she spent her early childhood. She moved to Aurora, Indiana, and in June 1869, she was united in marriage to Theodore Courtney, of Winchester, Indiana. In March 1879, she moved to Trego County, which place has since been her home until a year ago, when she went to Topeka.

Last Saturday afternoon word was received announcing the death of Mrs. Theodore Courtney at her home in Topeka. The news was a shock both to relatives and friends as she had been in her usual health up to the time of her death which came very suddenly and seemingly without premonition; the cause is said to have been heart failure. She has long been a resident of Trego county, having lived near Banner for a number of years. After a reasonably long, busy and useful life she died as she lived - honored, trusted and loved. She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close and through all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith in God never wavered and her lived was so lived that all had confidence in the profession which she made. She was the mother of quite a large family, six of whom survive her, and it would be a vain attempt to measure the loss of a mother to her children, for outside of heaven there is no love like mother-love. She leaves a faithful loving husband to whom she has been an affectionate companion and true help meet during many years of both sunshine and shadow and to him her loss is inestimable, but as he too is going down the western slope toward the sun-set glory, he has an earnest hope founded on the Eternal Rock of Ages and knows in  God's own time he shall meet her again.

On Tuesday the funeral was held at Collyer. A large number of sympathizing friends from Wa-Keeney, Banner and Collyer attended the service which was conducted by Rev. Green, pastor of the M.E. Church of this city, the deceased being a member of this church. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and in its perhaps fitting to mention here that the class in the M.E.S.S. of this place, of which Miss Alma Courtney was formerly a member, sent for a floral tribute which failed to arrive in time for the funeral, but the spirit of the deed was not lost even though the flowers did not come in time to be used. The body was laid to rest in the Collyer cemetery. Thus closed the life of one who being dead yet speaketh.
Western Kansas World, 9 Oct 1910 (Wakeeney, Kan) - transcribed by J.S.

Indiana State Journal 1897-03-24
Died of Nose Bleed Hartford City, Ind. March 22
Arthur Mock twelve year old son of James M. Mock a prominent manufacturer of this city, died yesterday morning from the effects of a nose bleed.
About six weeks ago his nose began to bleed and although daily since that time it bled unit the loss of blood resulted in death.
A year ago while the boy was attending school in Muncie a playmate struck him in the nose and it is believed that the blow caused the hemorrhage.
His father is owner of the Hartford City Foundry and Machine Works and is quite prominently known at Muncie, where he resided before coming here.

Weekly Graphic (Kirksville, Adair, Co. Mo) 19 Apr 1889, transcribed by J.S.
Died at the home of her son, A.J. Oxley, near Kirksville, April 12, Mrs. Margaret Oxley. Mrs. Oxley was born in Ohio County, Indiana, Jan 11, 1823; married to P.J. Oxley 1859, April 14th. Three children were born to them, two sons and one daughter, two of whom are dead. About 10 years since sister Oxley had a severe attack of Pneumonia, her lungs became affected, bringing on consumption, from which she died. She had been an honored member of the M.E. Church, south for more than thirty years. During all of her sickness she was patient and resigned to God - only waiting for the angels to call her home. As she drew near the serpent of death she exclaimed "O death where is thy sting." And as the army of the grave advanced, she shouted "O grave where is thy victory." She declared she saw her babe whose golden hair had been covered with the dust of years. And called to her daughter who departed hence a few months since. Who shall say that as the veil of mortality thinned and became more transparent, she did not see them? She has fallen asleep. Nature has her earthly robes; her spirit reigns with God. Ray Palmer

Indiana State Journal 1896-10-28
Henry M. Perry, aged eighty-four, a pioneer of Hartford City, died Saturday evening. the remains were taken to Saranac, Mich. for burial yesterday.

Ohio County Indiana, Rising Sun Indiana:
Curtis Robbins of  Rising Sun, Ind. Drank an ounce of Laudanum.  His friends claim they have saved him from
death by keeping him walking all night.  Exercise was the successful antidote.
Source: Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 15, 1900 edition
Contributed by Melody Beery

Urbana Daily Courier, 8 Feb 1909, transcribed by J.S.
Mrs. Eunice Spore Called to Reward
Death Wins in Race for Ninetieth Milepost
Born in Indiana in 1820 - Resident in Stanton Township for Many Years - Widow of Late William Spore, a Prominent Farmer
  Had Mrs. Eunice Spore, a well-known resident of this city, lived until Jan 6, 1910, she would have been 90 years of age. Death won, however, in a race for this unusual record for longevity, when Mrs. Spore passed away at midnight. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.J. Collins, 607 West University avenue, from bronchial trouble, combined with complications resulting from her extreme age.
Born in Indiana.
  Mrs. Spore was born in Ohio county, Indiana, Jan 6, 1820. She grew to womanhood in the state of her birth, and there married William Spore, for many years a prominent farmer in this vicinity, prior to his death on Feb 6, 1892.
  Mr. and Mrs. Spore settled in Stanton township after coming to Champaign county in 1876, and resided on a farm until 1891, when they moved to Urbana.
Funeral From Church
  The decedent had been a devout Methodist since girlhood, and after coming to this city united with the First Methodist church. Funeral services will be held from the church Tuesday afternoon, Rev Gibbs officiating. The remains will be laid to rest to Mount Hope cemetery.
  Mrs. Spore was the mother of the surviving children: Mrs. M Collins and Mrs. Ellen Case, Urbana, and Dr. J.D. Spore, a former resident of this city. She also leaves one brother, Caleb Birdsel, of Ohio County, Indiana.

Indianapolis Sentinel 1878-10-25
Captain Daniel Tapley, son-in-law of Ex-Supreme Judge A.C. Downey, died suddenly at the latter's residence in Rising Sun Tuesday night.
He had been in feeble health for some time, but retired to bed at 9 o'clock in his usual state, and two hours later when his room
was visited, as was the custom by one of the members of Judge Downey's family,  it was found that he had died.
Captain Tapley was 83 years old. he was a Mason for more than 50 years, and a charter member of old No. 6 of Rising Sun.

OHIO
  Cincinnati, August 5 - The "Gazette's" special from Buffalo, Indiana, says the rumor of the breaking of the large reservoir at Salina, Ohio, is confirmed. By a rise in the Wabash river, John Thomas, a farmer, two miles east of this place, had twenty-five acres of wheat washed away, and started down the river in a boat with his son, to save pieces of his fence. The boat capsized, and Mr. Thomas was drowned, but his son was rescued.
  A "Gazette" special says the engine of a construction train on the Marieta & Cincinnati railroad ran off the track last night, near Steward station, thirteen miles over into the Hocking river. Two men were instantly killed, and nine others, including the conductor, injured. All trains are running regularly on the Little Miami, and the Marietta & Cincinnati railroads.
  The Ohio & Mississippi road is only running trains to Washington, eighteen miles east of Vincennes, the White and Wabash rivers having damaged the road between these points.
  The Ohio river is reported fifty feet above low water mark, and still rising, but will be on the decline to-morrow.
The Leavenworth Weekly Times, 12 Aug 1875

Indianapolis Sentinel 1872-07-29
Moses Turner Esq. one of the oldest settlers, and a wealthy citizen of Ohio County, Indiana, died at Rising Sun yesterday.

BIRD GRIEVES TO DEATH, Milton, Ind., May 31
A pathetic coincidence took place in connection with the death and burial of Myrtle Young, the seven-year-old daughter or Reuben Young.
The child died two days ago of lock-jaw, caused by running a nail in her foot.
She possessed a pet canary that was accustomed to perch on her hand and eat from her fingers.
Although the bird was cared for it seemed to grieve after its mistress' death, calling plaintively until the morning preceding her burial, when it suddenly fell dead.
The dead bird was placed in the casket and buried with its little mistress.
The Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel Wed. June 5 1901




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