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Pike County Indiana Obits

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.

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 open grate.

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 Winslow.
Date: Sunday, March 23, 1919Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)
(Transcribed by J Mike Kell)

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 long illness.
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 ,accidently 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

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
J Mike

William Satkamp
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

Margaret Soderling
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

Edward Strain
Petersburg, Ind. -
Edward Strain, 78, of Petersburg, died Sunday afternoon at Good Samaritan hospital.
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 Press
(Evansville, Indiana)   Page: 17
Transcribed by J.M. Kell

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