Pike County Indiana Obits
Prof. Arthur Berry
From the Petersburg Press
DIED - At the residence of Mr. Harrison Ashby, near Augusta, Pike county
on Saturday, Nov 27, 1875, Prof. Arthur Berry, aged 56 years. Prof. Berry,
the subject of this notice, was born and educated in the State of
Kentucky. He moved with his father to Daviess county in the early
settlement of the country, where he taught his first school, soon becoming
eminent as a first-class scholar and an excellent teacher; about twenty
years ago he moved with his family to Dubois county; there he taught
select schools for the benefit of advanced students, until he was elected
surveyor for that county, which office he filled with credit to himself
and to the entire satisfaction of all concerned, until at the earnest
solicitation of his friends he moved to Pike county.
On the 17th day of June, 1875, he was appointed superintendent of schools
and acted in that capacity until his decease. Prof. Berry, in the latter
capacity gave promise of accomplishing much good for the schools of Pike
Co. His death creates a vacancy that will be hard to fill. Our deepest
sympathies are with his bereaved wife and helpless children. "God's will
be done." C.W. DeBruler
Jasper Weekly Courier, Vol 17, No 46, Dubois County, 10 Dec 1875
- transcribed by J.S.
AGED WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Miranda Cross, Aged 75, Victim of Heart Trouble
Mrs. Miranda Cross died early this morning of heart trouble at he
home of Mr. and Mrs. e.C. Dettinger, 419 Swayne street, where she has been
making her home for the last year. She has been troubled with the disease
for some time and had failed rapidly the last three weeks, but was bedfast
only one day.
Mrs. Cross was born Blackford, Dec 21, 1844 in Pike county, Indiana, and
was married to B.S. Cross of Niantic, Ill. A son and two daughters survive
her. They are Ida, Brookfield, Mo.; Edith, Decatur, Ill., and Samuel,
Chicago, Mrs. Joyce Conneley, 514 Woodberry street, is a granddaughter,
and a grandson, Virgil Hill, resides at Beresford, S.D. The body will be
taken probably to Illinois for burial.
Evening Times-Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa) 12 Jul 1920 -
transcribed by J.S.
Sacramento Daily Union, Vol 5, No. 627, 28 March 1853
On board steamship California, March 14th. suddenly of disease of heart,
George Gray, age 44 of Malden Miss. March 18th, John B. Fenn,
age 24, of Petersburg, Pike county, Indiana, of tpyhoid[sic] fever.
John W. Foster
Former Secretary of State for Pres. Harrison is Dead
Los Angeles Herald, No 12, 15 Nov 1917
Washington, Nov 15 - John W. Foster, Secretary of State Lansing's
father-in-law, and himself a former secretary of state, died here today.
He had been ill for some time. He was secretary of state under President
Harrison, serving from June 1888 to February 1893.
At his bedside when he died were his daughter, Mrs. Lansing and
Mrs. Foster. The funeral is to be held Friday at noon and burial is to be
at Evansville, Ind.
Foster was born in Pike county, Indiana. He was 81 years of age.
John W. Foster Dies at Home in Capital
Formerly Secretary of State, Minister to Mexico, Spain and
Russia; Advisor to Chinese Government
Washington, Nov 15 - John W. Foster, former minister to Russia, special
advisor of the Chinese government, dean of the American diplomatic corps
and father-in-law of Secretary Lansing, died here this morning after a
long illness, aged 81 years. He at one time was secretary of state.
The immediate cause of of venerable diplomat's death was an asthmatic
trouble, although his advanced years and failing health had given his
family great concern for more than a year.
With a record of practically a half century of continuous service in
diplomacy and the practice of international law, John Watson Foster had a
fair claim to the title of dean of the diplomatic service of the United
States. He had been secretary of state under President Harrison,
succeeding Blaine when the latter resigned after his sensational quarrel
with the chief executive, and had held three separate commissions as a
Secretary of State
As secretary of state his most notable act was a treaty with the
American in Hawaii who had been concerned in the overthrow of the native
queen, providing for annexation of the islands to the United States.
President Cleveland took office and withdrew it as his first official act.
Mr. Foster was successively minister to Mexico, minister to Russia,
minister to Spain and special plenipotentiary to negotiate reciprocity
treaties with Brazil, Spain, Germany and the British West Indies.
Following that he became secretary of state. Later he became the agent of
the United States at Pairs in the Bering sea arbitration, and at the close
of the war between China and Japan was invited by the emperor of China to
participate in the peace negotiations.
Father of Mrs. Lansing
Of late he has lived in comparative retirement in Washington,
writing his memoirs. His daughter became the wife of Robert Lansing,
secretary of state in Presidents Wilson's cabinet and continued to make
her home with him. It is not disparagement of Mr. Lansing's conduct of the
many delicate diplomatic negotiations which confronted him as an outcome
of the European war, to say that he doubtless enjoyed the counsel and ripe
experience of his distinguished father-in-law.
Mr. Foster was born in Pike county, Indiana, March 2, 1836, the son of a
lawyer. He entered the law at an early age and served later in the union
army as an officer.
On his 80th birthday anniversary, March 2, 1916. President Yuan Shinkai
conferred upon him the Order of the Golden Grain, the highest order of
merit within the gift of the Chinese government. Yuan had been the
commanding general of the Chinese troops in the clash with Japan which
brought on the conflict Mr. Foster took a part in adjusting.
Omaha Daily Bee, Nov 16, 1917 - transcribed by J.S.
Girl Burned to Death
Urbana Daily Courier, 2 April 1906
Evansville, Ind. April 2 The 6 year old daughter of Christian Harker
of Pike county, Indiana, was burned to death while standing in front of an
Winslow Man Taken
Petersburg, March 22 (Special)
John Lane aged 64 years, a resident of Winslow, this county,
(Pike),while visiting with relatives in Bicknell, died yesterday.
He suffered from asthma, Internment will be in the Oak Hill cemetery at
Date: Sunday, March 23, 1919Paper: Evansville Courier and Press
(Transcribed by J Mike Kell)
MRS ELLA LEACH
Mrs. Ella Gertrude (Brown) Leach, 66, a former Evansville resident, died
at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at Stork Memorial Hospital at Huntingburg, after a
She entered the hospital Wednesday night from her home near Dale, Ind. A
resident of Evansville for about 20 years, she moved to Dale nine years
ago. She was reared in Warrick County.
Her husband, Charles E., retired from Servel, Inc., in 1958 after 35 years
with the firm. They had been married 49 years in November.
She was a member of Log Creek General Baptist Church in Pike County, Ind.
Surviving with her husband are six sons, Clarence of Madeira. 0.; Woodrow,
Glenn D., and James E., all of Evansville; Prentice E. Sr. of Lynnville,
and Charles E. of Chandler, a daughter, Mrs. Frieda Harrelson of
Evansville; a brother, William H. Brown of Evansville; two sisters, Mrs.
Cora Pollard of Lynnville, and Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Dale; 20
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Pemberton
Funeral Home at Lynnville. Services will be at 1;30 pm Saturday at the
funeral home. The Rev. Ollie Forston will officiate. Burial will be in
Sunset Gardens. here.
Friday, March 9, 1962 Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville,
Indiana) Page: 27 Transcribed by J.M. Kell
Benjamin Lemasters, of Pike
county, Indiana ,accidentally severed an artery near his ankle with a
pocket knife, some five weeks ago.The wound was properly; dressed, but.a
few days ago; the blood stared afresh and he died before assistance could
reach him.Date: 1876-11-09; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
Wm. McCrea received a telegram yesterday stating that his mother
had died in Patoka, Indiana. The deceased was well known in this city
having lived here several years in the early nineties. She was over eighty
years of age and had suffered from a stroke of paralysis for about three
Warren Sheaf, 26 Sep 1901
Ed. Phillips, a noted desperado, attacked Fred. Winderlich, on
Wednesday, near Patoka, Indiana, with a knife. Winderlich struck him with
a walnut slat and killed him. Winderlich is now in custody.
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 5 Aug 1870
Rev. Jas. Rust,
Aged 87, who died at Petersburg, Ind., Jan. 10th, survived his wife by a
week. He was a Baptist Preacher.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian., January 17, 1918
Stendal April 14 William Satkamp, 91, died this morning at his home here.
He is survived by his wife carrie Satkamp; a daughter Mrs Julius Egerbt,
Holland; two sons, August and John Satkamp of Stendall; 11 grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock tuesday afternoon at the
residence, followed by services at St. Peters Lutheran church here. Rev.
H.J. Minneman officating. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery.
Monday, April 15, 1946 Paper: Evansville Courier and
Press (Evansville, Indiana)
Transcribed by J.M. Kell
Obit: WINSLOW, Ind. -- Margaret Soderling, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 26,
1999, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville.
She had been Pike County clerk for two terms, had worked in the Pike
County Circuit Court for 30 years and after retiring she worked for the
Pike County Circuit Judge. She was a member of the
Winslow General Baptist Church, Missionary Society, Doughters of the
American Revolution, Winslow Eastern Star., South Pike County Election
board and was on the Southwestern Mental Health Advisory
Council. Surviving are a son, Kent of Boonville; three
grandchildren, Beth, Tracy and Scott Soderling; and two
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Wilson, died in
1976. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Winslow General
Baptist Church, with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with an Eastern Star service at 7
p.m., and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Curtis Funeral Home, and from 1
p.m. to service time at the church.
Newspaper: Evansville Courier & Press (In.) Date: Oct., 28, 1999
Submitters Name: Kathyrn Todd
Petersburg, Ind. -
Edward Strain, 78, of Petersburg, died Sunday afternoon at Good Samaritan
Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ben Cooper of Princeton.
The body is at the Harris Funeral Home. Grave-site rites will be at 10 am
Tuesday at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City.
Date: Monday, October 20, 1958 Paper: Evansville Courier and
(Evansville, Indiana) Page: 17
Transcribed by J.M. Kell
William Stillman was instantly killed near Patoka,
Indiana, on Monday, by the falling of a tree.
Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Marion County, 9 Feb 1871