Allee, Mary A.
The death of Mary A. Allee, a well-known Putnam county woman, occurred at her home in Greencastle on Tuesday, the 17th. She was 79 years of age and was the mother of Frank Allee, of Greencastle, Walter Allee, of Broad Park, Will J. Allee, of Mt. Meridian, Mrs. Americus Jones and Mrs Leonard Peck, living south of Greencastle. The deceased spent much of her life time near Mt. Meridian. (Coatesville Herald, Coatesville, Indiana, June 26, 1913; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Allen, John "Johnny"
BAINBRIDGE. John Allen who has been an invalid for a long time, died rather suddenly last Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Priest. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
BAINBRIDGE. Johnny Allen died very suddenly, Sunday at his home in the south part of town. The funeral occcurred Monday at 4 p.m. (The Greencastle Democrat, vol. 3, no. 24, Greencastle, Indiana, Saturday, July 28, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Allen, May Gordon
BAINBRIDGE WOMAN DIES. Mrs. May Gordon Allen, wife of Churchill Allen, died at her home in Bainbridge at 2 o'clock, Wednesday morning. She had been ill for the past ten weeks and was suffering from heart trouble. She is survived by the husband and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Beck and two grandchildren, Rexford Beck and Leo Lane, all of Bainbridge and a sister, Mrs. Neptune of Lebanon. Two daughters preceded her in death, Mrs. Edward Lane and Louise, who died at the age of 5 years. She is an aunt of Mrs. Ernest Stoner of this city.
Since her marriage she has made her home in Bainbridge and after the death of her daughter, she reared her grandson, Leo.
Funeral services will be at the home in Bainbridge, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Bainbridge cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 23, Thursday, May 17, 1928; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Allen, Mrs. W. D.
Mrs. W.D. Allen, widow of the late Mayor Allen, died in Greencastle, Wednesday night after a painful and lingering illness, of cancer. (The Indianapolis Journal January 16, 1891; Transcribed by S.S.)
"Long Branch." Ida, daughter of John Alspaugh, died on February 7, 1881, of cerebro spinal meningitis, aged 19 months and 6 days. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 45, Greencastle, Indiana, February 26, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died. APPLEGATE--On Saturday, Dec. 28, 1878, at the residence of John W. McNary, Mrs. Ellen Appelgate, widow of the late Peter Appelgate. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 2, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Elder Martin, of Crawfordsville, will preach the funeral of Mrs. Lucretia Arnold at the Christian Church in Manhattan, on Sunday, Jan. 1. (The Greencastle Star., Greencastle, Indiana, December 24, 1881, vol. 9, no. 36; Transcribed by SallyH)
Arnold, Lucretia E.
Died, on Oct. 21, 1881, in Warren tp., Mrs. Lucretia E. Arnold, wife of Wesley Arnold, aged 29 years, 19 months and 20 days. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 29, no. 43, Thursday, October 27, 1881; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Arritt, George P.
Died, ARRITT--On May 3, 1879, in Washington tp., at residence of Mr. Payton Hutcheson, late deceased, George P. Arritt, aged 29 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, May 8, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Greencastle, Ind. Sept 20. Edward Atkinson, of Seymour, fell dead this morning at the residence of Bishop Hays, where he had been visiting for several months. Atkinson was eating breakfast at the time of his death. He was fifty-seven years old, and was an old soldier, having been a member of Company K, Fifty-second Regiment, serving four years. (Source: Indiana Journal, Oct. 5, 1898)
Richard, son of George Barnes and wife, died this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at the family residence corner of Vine and Columbia streets. His age was about one year. (The Daily Banner Times, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 1, no. 218, Wednesday, July 18, 1894; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Brand, Infant of L. and M.
Died. BRAND.--On Oct. 11, 1880, in Washington tp., infant of L. and M. Brand, aged 3 mo. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, October 21, 1890; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Obituary. Little LaVon, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Z. Bridges, closed her brief, but beautiful life here Tuesday, May 16th, at 1:30 o'clock, after an illness of four weeks of Plural Pneumonia. LaVon was a bright child with a lovable disposition that endeared her to all who knew her. It seems sad to us indeed that this beautiful little rose just opening up its petals to beautify and brighten this world should so suddenly be closed. But the consoling thought to us is that this tender flower will blossom into a full blossom rose and will shed its radiance and perfume to make brighter and sweeter her angel world.
When the school bell is ringing,
And the little ranks are formed,
As we march into the basement
Each a playmate by the arm,
And we form around the circle
With our teacher kind and dear,
There will be a sweet face missing,
Dear LaVon will not be here.
She has joined a circle fairer,
In a heavenly Paradise,
Where there are no tears or sorrow
In her home beyond the skies
Sad it is for little schoolmates,
Sad indeed for teacher dear,
But the one who most will miss her
Is the one who through years
Has protected, loved and cared for,
This one is her mother dear,
Father, too, will also miss her,
So will sister, brother dear,
Grandpa grandma who admired her
Also will in this sorrow share;
But the tie so quickly severed,
Which removed her from her own
Will again be reunited.
In that land--Our Eternal Home.
(Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Brown, Lucy Wilson
The funeral services of Mrs. Lucy Wilson Brown, who died recently, at Providence, R. I., were held at Forest Hill cemetery, Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Salem B. Town, D. D., and were impressive but brief. A large number of the old friends of the deceased were in attendance, thus paying a last tribute to the respect and high estimation in which the deceased was held by her old time friends and neighbors. She is buried by the side of her husband and two children, both of the latter dying in childhood while the family were residents here. The only surviving child, a daughter, graduates at Sanford University, California next month. The pallbearers were F. G. Gilmore, Charley Southard, F. A. Arnold, Harry Brown, Alec Lockridge and S. F. Lockridge. (Herald-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 17, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 9, 1913; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Brumfield, James B.
Died on June 1, 1891, of paralysis, at his late residence in Russell township, afer a sickness of only two days, Mr. James B. Brumfield in the 78th year of his age. Mr. Brumfield had been a resident of this county for over a half century and was widely known and highly respected. (Greencastle Star Press, Greencastle, Indiana, June 6, 1891; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Bugg, Eliza Ellen Powell
BAINBRIDGE. Eliza Ellen Powell [Bugg] was born March 11, 1830 in Boyle County, Kentucky. Died at the home of her only son, Thomas, at Farmersville, Ill., Jan. 19, 1905. She was united in marriage to Jesse L. Bugg, Jan. 17, 1848. To this union was born 16 children, of whom six daughters and one son, together with 13 grand children and two great grand children survive her. Her husband died April 9, 1895. She united with the Christian Union church July 22. She lived a devoted Christian life. She will be missed, as her entire life has been spent in tenderly caring for her family and administering to the wants of the sick and needy. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Burton of Roachdale at the Christian Union church at Bainbridge. She is gone but not forgotten. The place is vacant in our hearts, that never can be filled. (Greencastle Star and Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, January 27, 1905, page 7; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Buis, Infant Child of Caleb and Nancy
Died. BUIS--In Jefferson tp., March 7, 1880, Infant child of Caleb and Nancy Buis. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 11, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 11, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Burgess, James K.
James K. Burgess died suddenly this morning at his residence on east Washington street. Mr. Burgess hadn't been in the best of health for some time, and last week went to French Lick springs for relief. His condition did not improve, and yesterday at noon he returned. This morning he arose, and after eating breakfast his very sudden death occurred. Dr. G. W. Bence was called and pronounced the immediate cause of his death as apoplexy. Mr. Burgess was well known in the county, was a soldier, and last fall made the race for the democratic nomination for recorder. He was crippled and walked with the aid of a crutch and cane. Mr. Burgess was born in 1844. The interment of his remains will be made at Stilesville. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 224, Greencastle, Indiana, Wednesday, July 25, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Drs. Bence, Hanna, Smythe, Hunt and Hawkins held an autopsy over the remains of James K. Burgess this morning. It developed that the immediate cause of death was hemorrhage, brought on by a complication of diseases. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The funeral of James K. Burgess, whose sudden death occurred Wednesday, was held this morning at the family residence. The remains were taken to Stilesville for interment. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Burnside, Mrs. John
RUSSELLVILLE. Mrs. John Burnside died last week, after an illness of five weeks. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 10, 1887; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Buss, Edbert C.
Grid Figure Dies. Grand Rapids, Mich., April 11. Edbert C. Buss, 53, former football coach at De Pauw university in Greencastle, Ind., died here today. He had been operated on for acute appendicitis 10 days ago. (Date: 1935-04-12; Paper: Omaha World Herald)
Butler, Charles C.
Died. BUTLER--In Greencastle township, Nov. 30, 1879, Charles C. Butler, aged 49 years, 6 months and 13 days. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, December 4, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Butler, Mary E.
Mary E. Butler, daughter of Wm. F. Butler, died of pneumonia at her home in Jefferson township, on the 17th. Her age was 25 years, 9 months and 21 days. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died. CALL--In Clinton township, Dec. 30, 1878, Henry Call, aged 12 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 2, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Thomas Callahan died of old age in north Greencastle on the 19th. His age was 80 years. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The death of David Chadd, age 69 years, occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Webster, in Marion township, about midnight Thursday night. The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church at Fillmore. The cause of the death of Mr. Chadd was paralysis. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Chapin, Henry E.
Died. At the residence of his brother in this city, March 1st, at 4 P. M., Henry E. Chapin, aged 46 years. Mr. Chapin had been suffering with a cold for two weeks, but it did not assume a dangerous form until Wednesday night, when pneumonia developed, though a physician was not called until Saturday. He grew rapidly worse, and died Monday. After the death of his father and the enlistment of his brothers in the army in 1862, he assumed entire charge of the family, and continued to support them until the day that he was stricken down with a fatal disease. He was never married. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the old cemetery. Dr. Fisk, Rev. Mitchell, Dr. Joyce and Prof. NcNutt efficiated.
The persons from abroad who were present at the funernl, were Rev. John E. Chapin, of Neenah, Wisconsin; H. L. McClellan, Parsons, Kansas; Mrs. Solomon Claypool and son, Indianapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. George C. Duy, of Terre Haute. A sister, Mrs. McClellan, was unable to come. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Marion Township. Miss Elsie Clark, died on the first inst., of consumption, and was buried at the Fillmore cemetery, Tuesday of last week. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 11, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 11, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Cockreham, Susan M.
DIED. On Monday, June 3rd, Mrs. Susan M. Cockreham, aged 35 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 6, 1872; Contributed and Typed by Sally H)
Coleman, Richard Clyde
The death of Richard Clyde Coleman, the 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Coleman, who live about 5 miles east of town, occurred early Thursday morning, of brain fever. The funeral services were held at the Christian church at Fillmore at 2:30 o'clock.
Obituary. The hand of death strikes heavily when it strikes. There is no sex, no age, no earthly condition free from its stroke. A majority of the race die before five years old This time death has come to the home of Paul and Grace Coleman, and removed their darling baby, Richard Clyde, at the age of 18 months and 24 days, dying after a few hours illness on May 18, 1911, at 3 a. m. Richard was one of those fine developed children, with great nervous power. Being so promising and loving at the same time, and being the youngest of three children, his death falls like a thunderbolt from the skies, and affects most deeply the entire range of relatives on either side. But the hearts that are saddest stricken are those of the family, who felt that he was a gift of God to their home As you, father, mother, brother Harold and sister, Velma, planted the kisses of affection on his cheeks for the last time, be assured that no trials can come to him now, for on his lips Jesus has planted the kiss of eternal peace. So with the poet you each can trustingly sing in years to come: I cannot tell to what sweet dwell The angels may have borne thee; But this, I know, thou can no go Where my heart will fail to find thee. Let the words of Jesus be the consoling Scriptures to you all as you guard the home and pursue the struggles of life onward. Suffer little children to come unto Me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Fillmore, Friday at 2:30 oclock. Services by Rev. W. H. Brown. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Coleman, W. G.
Died. COLEMAN--In Marion township, March 2, 1879, of Consumption, W. G. Coleman, aged 70 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 6, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Comer, Dr. S. M.
Died. COMER--At Groveland, November 25, of lung fever, Dr. S. M. Comer, aged 32 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, December 4, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Conover, Moses L.
Moses L. Conover, age 16, died Sunday of typhoid fever at the residence of J. C. Wolfe on E. 6th Street. He was a brother of Mrs. Wolfe, coming from Greencastle, Ind. Funeral yesterday under auspices of the Fire Department of which he was a member. Burial was in the city cemetery. (The Garden City Sentinel, August 17, 1887)
Moses L. Conover, age 17, died of typhoid fever on Sunday, August 14. A brother of Mrs. J. C. Wolf, he came here recently from Greencastle, Ind. Funeral from the Wolf home today, and attended by the fire department of which he was a member. Burial in city cemetery. (The Garden City Herald, August 18, 1887; Submitted by Peggy Thompson)
Craft, Daughter of D. and I.
Died. CRAFT.--On Oct. 17, 1880, in Washington tp., daughter of D. and I. Craft, aged 3 years, 6 mo., and 1 day. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, October 21, 1890; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Crane, John Jr.
John Crane, jr., was taken sick Monday night while playing billiards at Crawley's saloon. He continued to grow worse until last night, when he died at 12 o'clock. He had been drinking very heavily for some time, and his death is attributed to this. He was Recorder of Putnam county for eight years, having taken the office in November of 1867. He was an honest and efficient officer. He leaves a family of four children, three boys and one girl. His age was forty-four years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, October 21, 1890; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Cross, Joseph B. M. D.
JOSEPH B. CROSS, M. D.; Member Putnam County Medical Society. Born February 12, 1824, In Wayne County, Indiana. Died March 6, 1889, At Bainbridge, Indiana.
His parents were natives of Ohio and were of German ancestry.
In 1836 he moved with his parents to Montgomery County, Ind., near Ladoga. Being raised on a farm he learned that a man had to work to succeed. He commenced the study of medicine in 1844, with Dr. A. Kelley at Ladoga, attended lectures at the Louisville University the winter of 1847-48, came home and went in partnership with his preceptor at Ladoga. In 1850 he established himself in Carpentersville, Ind., to practice his profession, and in 1852-53 he attended lectures at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, and graduated, then resuming his practice at Carpentersville, where he had a lucrative business for sixteen years, then moving to Bainbridge, Ind. where he administered to the wants of the sick until his last illness.
I take the following from his own handwriting on the blank leaf in the family Bible:
"I had one partner in the year 1856 for six months by the name of Dr. Gregory, and in 1858-59 Dr. James M. Shields, and in the years of 1872 and 1873 was in partnership with Dr. R. French Stone, and in 1877 for a short time with Dr. R. C. Dunnington, toward all of which I have the best of feeling and respect for their memory."
September 20, 1850, he was married to Sallie Call, of Carpentersville, who now survives him; also, two girls, both married, viz.: Mrs. Emma F. Lewman and Mrs. Anna Brown. He joined the Christian Church and was baptized June 16, 1860, under the ministry of Oliver P. Badger, and remained a member in good standing till the time of his death. Dr. Cross was a Christian, a loving and devoted husband and father, a scholar, a true physician, a kind and generous friend, and an honored and successful citizen. [Prepared by Wm. F. Batman, M. D., Roachdale, Ind.] (Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society, 1889, Fortieth Annual Session, Held in Indianapolis, May 1st and 2d, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Cutbirth, Bertha May
Died. In Madison township, February 14th, 1881, of cerebro spinal meningitis, Bertha May, daughter of Charles and Manada J. Cutbirth, aged 2 years, 6 months and 19 days. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 44, Greencastle, Indiana, February 19, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Dalby, Mrs. G. W.
J. N. Dalby was called to Mattoon, Ill., Fri. by a telegram announcing the death of his mother, Mrs. G. W. Dalby, age 80. Mrs. Dalby had been in ill health for several months. She visited Greencastle several times in the past few years, her last visit here being last fall. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Davis, Isabell "Belle" Priest
Isabell Priest [Belle Davis], daughter of George W. and Polly Nelson Priest was born December 13, 1844 in Monroe Township near Bainbridge and answered the call of her Savior July 20 1920 at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was the oldest of eleven children of whom seven have passed on before. Those living are Nelson C. Priest, Carrol K. Priest and Mrs. Mollie Stephenson. At an early age she united with the Christian church at Somerset and later moved her membership to the Methodist church at Thorntown where she made her home for many years. She was married September 25th 1889 to James Davis of near Thorntown who died Oct. 21 1910. She never received the blessings of motherhood, but she and her husband took a foster child to raise who died at an early age. She also helped raise four children and was heard to remark many times that she loved them as well as if they were he own. She was laid to rest in the Brick Chapel cemetery beside her father and mother which was her request. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, July 29, 1920; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
FUNERAL OF MISS CAROLINE DILLS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. The funeral of Miss Caroline Dills, age 86, whose death occurred Saturday morning at the home of her brother, William Dills, a prominent Madison Township farmer, will be held at the home of Mr. Dills on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 O'clock instead of at 10:30 in the morning as was at first announced. Burial will be in the Baptist Cemetery. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 7, 1920; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died, EDWARDS--In Greencastle, May 6, of Consumption, Philip Edwards, aged 28 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, May 8, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Samuel Edwards, colored, died on Tuesday at his home on Apple street, aged 50 years. He was a street laborer on the city force. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Eiteljorge, Auguste "Augusta"
The death of Mrs. Carl Eiteljorge occurred at her home on the corner of Seminary and Madison streets Saturday night at 12:30 o'clock. Her death was the result of an illness of pneumonia of only a week's duration. Mrs. Eiteljorge would have been seventy-four years old had she lived until the 29th of this month.
Mr. and Mrs. Eiteljorge are both natives of Germany and were married in that country. They moved to this country from Northhausen, Germany, forty-one years ago and have made their home here ever since. The aged couple celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary at their home some time ago. Mrs. Eiteljorge is survived by her husband, who is 78 years old, and three children: Dr. Albert Eiteljorge of Indianapolis, Edward Eiteljorge, a farmer residing several miles northwest of the city, and Charles Eiteljorge of this city.
The funeral was Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home. Burial wasi n the Forest Hill cemetery. (Herald-Democrat., Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, December 26, 1913, Vol. 7, No., 47; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Funeral of Mrs. Carl Eiteljorge.
The funeral of Mrs. Carl Eiteljorge, whose death occurred Saturday night, was held at her home on the corner of Seminary and Madison streets Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. M. Hootman, pastor of the Christian Church, conducted the services. The interment was at the Forest Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were: Herman Huffman, Charles Keifer, John Haspel, John Eitel, William Steegmiller and Jacob Kocher.
Among the out-of-town people who were here to attend the funeral were: Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Eiteljorge and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wampler of Indianapolis. (Herald-Democrat., Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, December 26, 1913, Vol. 7, No., 47; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Sudden Death From Heart Disease., GREENCASTLE, IND, Aug. 23. Yesterday, at the Russellville fair, James Evans died suddenly of heart disease while enraged in a dispute about a stall. He has been for fifty years a resident of Putnam County. (Date: 1878-08-24; Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette)
Evans, Margaret Ann
OBITUARY. Margaret Ann Evans was the daughter of Henry H. and Hester E. Evans, and was born Sept. 4th, 1861. Departed this life Feb. 1st, 1916, at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 27 days. Her entire life has been spent in the neighborhood where she was born with the exception of six months in the state of Iowa. Early in life she was left to the care of a widowed mother and a devoted brother, with whom she lived until they were called by death. Then she and two sisters keep house until they were both married. She then moved to Manhattan with her sisters and made her home with them until the time of her death. She was ill about five months and all the aid of skilled physicians and loving hands could not stay the grim monster's hand. Early in life she dedicated her life to God and united with the Mill Creek Christian Church and was a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her departure three brothers, four sisters, father and mother. One has preceded her to the great beyond.
Dearest sister thou has left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.
(Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Farley, Infant Child of John
Died. FARLEY--in Clinton township, Dec. 29, 1879, infant child of John Farley, aged 9 months. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 27 , no. 1, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 1, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
DIED. In South Greencastle, March 25, 1887, of paralysis, Mrs. Mary Fitzgerald. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 35, no. 13, Thursday, March 31, 1887; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Gardner, Worthington Wolcott
The death of Worthington W. Gardner, age 73, occurred at his home near Manhattan Sunday morning. The funeral services will be held at the Manhattan church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in the Manhattan cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Monday, February 27, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Garnbold, James Christian
Baby Dies After Hospital Nurse Errs on Poison, GREENCASTLE. Ind. June 29. One newborn baby has died and two others were in serious condition from the accidental use of a poisonous substance in their feeding formula at Putnam County Hospital here. George R. Rollo, hospital administrator, disclosed today. Rollo said a nurse mistook the substance for distilled water when mixing the formula last Wednesday. Two of the babies were taken to Riley Hospital at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis Thursday, where one died Sunday night. The third baby was taken to Riley Friday.
The baby who died was James Christian Garnbold, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Garnbold of Coatesville, Ind. The others are Jeffrey Coffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Coffman of Greencastle, and Amy Lynn Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor of Greencastle.
Rollo identified the substance mistakenly used as boric acid. He declined to identify the nurse but said she was a 23-year-old registered nurse and was virtually prostrate with grief over her error. (Date: 1959-06-30; Paper: Plain Dealer)
Garner, Infant Son of James and Nora
Died. On Feb. 20, 1881, in Warren tp., infant son of James and Nora Garner, aged 2 months and 2 days. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 45, Greencastle, Indiana, February 26, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mrs. Clara Goddard, wife of Grant Goddard, died Monday of consumption in Madison township. Her age was twenty-one years and she leaves two children. The funeral occurred Tuesday at Pleasant Hill. (The Daily Banner Times, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 1, no. 218, Wednesday, July 18, 1894; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Goddard, Henry Wilson
DIED. GODDARD--On Saturday, Aug. 12th, 1871, of Erysipelas, Henry Wilson Goddard, aged about 15 years and 6 months. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, August 17, 1871; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Graham, Mrs. James
HAPPY HOLLOW. The death of Mrs. James Graham occurred at her home Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, March 3, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Gregory, Charlotte Hammond
MRS. GREGORY PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY, ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA IS FATAL TO GREENCASTLE WOMAN, LAST RITES ON THURSDAY. Deceased Was Daughter of Putnam County Pioneers. Nephews To Be Pall Bearers.
Mrs. Charlottie Gregory, age 65 years, well known Greencastle woman, died at the Putnam county hospital Tuesday morning at 4:45 o'clock following two week's illness of pneumonia.
Mrs. Gregory was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hammond, Putnam county pioneers. She resided at the old Hammond home place at 516 Illinois street, and had been a resident of Greencastle for 25 years.
She is survived by a son, Harry Gregory and three grandchildren of Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Edward Eiteljorge, Mrs. Anna Allee, Mrs. Otis Cosner, all of Greencastle, and Mrs. W. S. Mathews of Danville, Ill. A brother, W. C. Hammond of Greencastle, also survives. Her husband John W. Gregory preceded her in death in 1907.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the McCurry funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased, Albert Allee, Raymond Hammond, Ross Hammond, Walter Mathews, Edward Eiteljorge, Jr., and William Cosner. Friends may call at the McCurry funeral home. (The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, May 21, 1935; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Grooms, James M.
Deaths on the Plains. The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer. The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported. The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort. We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the melancholy record: James M. Grooms, Putnam county, Indiana, died June 10th on the North Fork of Platte River, aged 42 years, of cholera; leaving a wife and 3 children. (Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH); KT, Sub by FoFG)
Hainey, Charles D.
Bainbridge. Charles D. Hainey was born in Sullivan county, October 20, 1869; became a resident of Bainbridge in 1884; was married Sept. 18, 1889; was taken sick about one year ago, and had bad health the remainder of his life; was not able to work since Feb. 15, 1897. April 9 he requested spiritual guidance. Rev. Dawson was called in, and deceased professed conversion, and to a feeling of great joy and peace, he was received into the C. P. Church, died April 30 at 5 a.m., leaves a wife, one son and one daughter. (Greencastle Star Press, Greencastle, Indiana, May 8, 1897, front page; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The death of Miss Alpha Hammond age 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hammond, who live east of town about three miles, occurred on Sunday morning in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis following an operation for acute apendicitis, a few days before. The body was brought home on Sunday and the funeral was on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home with burial in Forest Hill cemetery. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, October 14, 1921; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Pupils representing the High School at the funeral of Miss Alpha Hammond, daughter of Ralph Hammond, who died Sunday night are: Pearle Cole, Opal Cole, Stanley Young, Wally Mark, Jenny Burk, Gladys Terry and Mae Combs. The faculty was represented by Superintendent Kelly, Miss Ridpath, Mrs. Stoops and Miss Mottier. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Tuesday, October 11, 1921; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, Elizabeth Ann Mahan
Death of Mrs. Hammond. Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hammond, widow of the late John Hammond, died at the residence of her son-in-law, John Irvin, Tuesday morning, of paralysis of the heart. Her age was 72 years. Mrs. Hammond had enjoyed excellent health until some two years since, when she suffered an attack of sickness, and since that time has been in a decline. Her last illness was of about three weeks duration. She was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, and came with her parents, the late Isaac and Margaret Mahan, to Greencastle in 1826, and had been a resident of this place continuously since. Feb. 9, 1830, she became the second wife of the late John Hammond, who died May 24, 1871, their married life covering a period of 41 years. There was born to Mr. Hammond, by his first wife, one daughter, who became the wife of Gen. George K. Steele, of Rockville, now dead. By the second he had six children--Thomas C. Hammond; Margaret, wife of Nathan Hammond; Elizabeth Irvin, at whose home she died; U. J. Hammond, of Indianapolis; Rezin Hammond, and Mrs. Julia Dunbar, wife of Maj. J. G. Dunbar. All survive, except Mrs. Dunbar, who died in 1878. When only 19 years old Mrs. Hammond joined the M. E. Church, but, owing to family cares and her numerous duties in other directions, she was not received into full connection until Sunday, the 7th of this month, when Dr. Cissel, of College Avenue, visited her home for that purpose, at her request, and administered the ordinance of baptism. She was of a most amiable and gentle disposition, and was never known to do an unkind act. Her recognized spere of duty was her family, and her time and abilities were largely devoted to them. Subsequent to her husband's death she made her home with her daughter, Julia, until that lady's death; and since then with her daughter, Elizabeth, who was a most faithful nurse, assisted by the rest of the family. Of her father's family, only two are living--Dr. Thomas Mahan, of California, and Col. John R. Mahan, of this city. Twenty-six grand-children and fourteen great-grand-children survive her, and six of her grandsons will act as pall-bearers at her funeral, which occurs this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Dr. Cissel officiating. (The Greencastle Banner, March 18, 1886; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond. Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond, widow of the late John Hammond, died at 3:30 o'clock a.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 1886. Mrs. Hammond's maiden name was Elizabeth Ann Mahan. She was born in Fleming county Kentucky, July 22, 1815. In 1826 she removed with her parents to Indiana. Eight years later, Feb. 9, 1834 [note...correct marriage year is 1830], she was married to John Hammond, with whom she lived until his death in 1871. She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church. After the death of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Dunbar, she went to live with her other daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Irvin. The deceased always enjoyed good health until two years ago when a severe spell of sickness left her throat partially paralyzed. This with other complications of throat trouble caused her death. All that medical aid could possibly do proved of no avail. Mrs. Hammond leaves two brothers, Thomas and John R. Mahan. She was the mother of six children, five of whom survive her. The funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today from the residence of her son-in-law, John Irvin, on east Seminary street. The services will be conducted by Dr. J. H. Cissel. (The Greencastle Times, March 18, 1886; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, Jennifer Sue
LITTLE GIRL DIES. Jennifer Sue Hammond, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammond, passed away Thursday evening at 6 o'clock at the hospital in Brabil [Brazil]. The body will be taken to the home east of town, where friends may call. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. (The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, April 28, 1944; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
HAMMOND RITES SUNDAY. Funeral services for Jennifer Sue Hammond, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammond, who died Thursday, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Rector Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Fillmore cemetery. (The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Saturday, April 29, 1944; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
OBITUARY. Jennifer Sue, the only child of Charles Maynard and Josephine Warpenburg Hammond, was born February 7, 1942, at the Putnam County Hospital and suddenly passed away April 27, 1944, at the Clay County Hospital, at the tender age of two years, two months, and twenty days.
On Easter Sunday, 1943, Jennifer Sue was christened in the United Brethren church in Brazil, Indiana.
From birth little Jennifer Sue was afflicted with an unusual type of hernia; and although a seeming cure was effected, this condition became so grave just two hours before her passing that an emergency operation had to be performed. Although this operation was apparently successful, Jennifer Sue lived only a few minutes after its completion.
She leaves to mourn her departure from this earthly home her devoted parents; her loving grandparents, Homer and May Warpenburg and Iva Hammond; five great grandparents; six aunts; three uncles; one first cousin; and a host of other relatives and friends.
No child was ever sweeter than Jennifer Sue. She loved life and liked everyone. Her lovable disposition was evidenced by her cheerful smile and her pleasing personality. She was very intelligent. One of her friends was heard to remark, "Jennifer Sue could remember and call people by their names better than any little child I ever saw." Her brief and beautiful joy-packed life might be likened to the short-lived but beautiful night-blooming cereus whose beauty is seen for only a very short while but which makes such a lasting impression that it is long remembered and discussed. Likewise, her rich and colorful life might be favorably compared to a biennial plant which produces roots and leaves the first year and then during the second year bursts forth with flowers, fruit, and seed before dying. Jennifer Sue lived but two brief years. Her life bore fine fruit, and she has planted the seed of this fruit so firmly in our hears that its growth cannot but cause us to be nobler for having known her.
God gave us our baby to hold for a while,
'Midst the roar of life's traffic and din;
Then He took her away with a fatherly smile,
With a promise we'll see her again.
Now why should God place her in our loving care
For such a short cruise on life's sea?
No doubt she was spared from His Kingdom up there,
So we'd know how sweet Heaven will be.
Now God has grown homesick to see her once more;
He has called her again to His fold;
But she will be waiting on Heaven's bright shore,
Where our darling again we may hold.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all our friends, neighbors and relatives for their kindness shown us during our recent bereavement. We especially want to thank the singer, the Rev. Cooper, Mr. Rector, the pall bearers and flower girls. And to those who sent the beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammond
(The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Wednesday, May 10, 1944; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, John "Uncle Johnny"
HAMMOND - Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, John Hammond, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 9 days. Mr. Hammond was born in Frederick County, Maryland, and had been a citizen of this county for more than forty years. He had been suffering from indigestion and general debility for some time, but was confined to his bed only about three weeks previous to his death. He announced himself ready for the end which he believed to be near, and on Monday was received into the M. E. Church by Rev. Clark Skinner, pastor of Roberts Chapel. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and an elder brother, Rev. Rezin Hammond, of Charlestown, Ind. His wife and seven children survive him. The form of "Uncle Johnny" was well-known to the citizens of Putnam County, but it has now passed from their sight. The funeral takes place at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The remains will be interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. (The Greencastle Banner, May 25, 1871; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, John Albert
John Hammond, eldest son of Mr. Nat Hammond, died at his residence east of the city, Thursday, June 7. Mr. Hammond had been sick for some time with heart trouble, and for a week previous to his death had been quite ill, although during the last day or so had felt very much improved. Deceased was aged 32 years, and leaves a wife and four children to survive him. (The Greencastle Times., Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 14, 1888; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Hammond, Nathan Sr.
Nathan Hammond, sr., died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home, 516 Illinois street. Mr. Hammond had been in declining health for over a year, organic heart trouble and complications arising from it was the cause of his death. The funeral occurred Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Services at the family residence. Deceased was sixty-six years old and was one of the best known citizens of Greencastle. He was the father of eight children. (The Banner Times, Greencastle, Indiana, December 20, 1895; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, Opal Marie Hurst
Opal Hammond Dies Suddenly. Mrs. Opal Hurst Hammond, 58, well known Greencastle, Route 5, resident, died suddenly at her home Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Hammond was born February 26, 1907, in Putnam County, the daughter of Theodore Hurst and Myrtle M. Cooper Hurst. She was a member of the Fillmore O.E.S., New Providence Baptist Church, the Social Circle Club of Fillmore and the Friendship Club of Greencastle.
Survivors are two sons, Edward H. Hammond of Greencastle and James M. Hammond of Stilesville; six grandchildren, and three brothers, Emmett Hurst of Jackson, Ohio, Gene Hurst of Georgia, and Dennis Hurst of Marietta, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ross Hammond, who died March 29th, 1965.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Rector Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 this evening. (The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 74, no. 20, front page, Thursday, November 18, 1965; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, Polly Elizabeth Gardner
Mrs. Hammond Died Saturday. Polly Elizabeth Hammond, age 87, passed away Saturday evening at the Ruark Nursing Home in Fillmore, where she had been a patient for the past three years.
She was born July 23, 1863, in Ohio the daughter of Worthington and Mary Ralston Gardner. She came to Indiana in a covered wagon with her parents when a small child, where she spent the rest of her life. She was married in March [November] 1883 to Edward Hammond, and they resided on a farm in Marion township. Mrs. Hammond had been a semi-invalid for the past five years. She was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church.
Survivors are, one daughter, Mrs. Murl Wetsel of Indianapolis; three sons, Ralph, Ross and Reese all of Greencastle; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Dick Terry, a grandson, made his home with Mrs. Hammond. Four brothers, Elza, Joe, Elmer and George Gardner also survive.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Hurst in charge. Burial was in the Fillmore cemetery. (Newspaper clipping; source unknown; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond Rites Held Monday
Fillmore Woman Dies In Nursing Home
Mrs. Polly Elizabeth Hammond, 87-year-old Fillmore resident, died Saturday evening in the Ruark Nursing home after a long illness. Last rites were held Monday afternoon from the Rector Funeral home with burial in Fillmore cemetery.
A native of Ohio, Mrs. Hammond had lived in this state most of her life. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Worthington Gardner and was married to Edward Hammond. She was a member of the Fillmore Christion church.
Mrs. Hammond is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Murl Wetsel of Indianapolis; three sons, Ralph, Ross and Reese Hammond, all of Greencastle; four brothers, George, Elmer, Elza and Joe Gardner; 25 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder Gene Hurst. (Putnam County Graphic, Greencastle, Indiana, September 5, 1950; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hammond, Ross Nathaniel
Ross Hammond Dies Suddenly. Ross N. Hammond, well known resident on Greencastle Route 3, died suddenly Monday morning at his residence.
Mr. Hammond was born March 12, 1905, in Marion Township, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Gardner Hammond.
He was an employee of the American Zinc Products in this city for twenty-three years. He left the Zinc Mill in 1946 and engaged in farming.
He was a Past Master of the Fillmore Masonic Lodge No. 155 and a member of the Fillmore Eastern Star No. 186, and a member of the New Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors are: the wife, Opal Hurst Hammond; two sons, Edward H. Hammond, Greencastle and James Hammond, Stilesville, who is principal of Cascade High School; one brother, Reese Hammond of Greencastle; one aunt, Mrs. Ida Cosner, Greencastle R. 2, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Rector Funeral Home. Rev. Arthur Bowser, pastor of the New Providence Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in New Providence Cemetery.
The Fillmore Masonic Lodge will give the ritualistic service Tuesday evening at the Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. (The Daily Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 73, no. 132, front page, Monday, March 29, 1965; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died. HANNA--Of diphtheria, Hattie, daughter of Geo. and Mary Hanna, of Morton, Dec. 22, aged ten years and seven months. A shadow has fallen upon a home hitherto consisting of parents and two bright, beautiful little girls, Hattie and Nellie--loved and admired by all who knew them. The circle is broken. Hattie is not dead, but transplanted in a home where shadows never fall; disrobed of her prison home of clay she has only gone to join the heavenly throng.
"Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed,
Gentle, and meek, and mild,
With blessings on thy head;
Fresh roses in thy hand,
Buds on thy pillow laid,
Haste from this blighting land,
Where flowers so quickly fade."
(Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 2, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died. In Clinton township, on February 19, 1881, of diphtheria, Arvel, son of Simpson and Rebecca Harland. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 45, Greencastle, Indiana, February 26, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
OBITUARY. Mrs. Margaret Harvey was born in Maryland, November 16, 1841 and departed this life Jan. 13, 1922 at the home of her daughter Laura near Morton, Putnam County, Indiana.
In 1861 she was united in marriage to Thomas Harvey who preceded her into the great beyond on April 24, 1919.
They spent most of their lives in Putnam County, Indiana. To this union were born eleven children: Florence who died in infancy; George who died 15 years ago at the age of 40. Nellie Baysinger of Brazil; Laura Ratcliff of Morton, Mary Bridgest of Crawfordsville; Lula Breckenridge of Michigan City, Ind.; Thomas Harvey of Fincastle; Daisy Moore of Monon; Cyrena Johnson of Crawfordsville, Kathrine Malan of Russellville and Dora Hartman of Indianapolis. Besides the nine children who survive she leaves 27 grand children and two great grandchildren to mourn her departure.
In her girlhood she united with the Episcopal church. She was a devoted mother and cared for nothing so much as to render services of love to her children and grandchildren. She delighted in doing deeds of kindness to others.
Fold her, O Father! in thine arms,
And let her henceforth be
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and thee.
Still let her mild rebuilding stand
Between us and the wrong.
And her dear memory serve to make
Our faith in goodness strong.
And grant that she, who, trembling here,
Distrusted all her powers,
May welcome to her holier home
The well beloved of ours.
CARD OF THANKS
We, the children of Mrs. Margaret Harvey wish to thank everyone who did anything for our dear mother during her sickness and in death and thanks to everyone for the beautiful floral offering and to the minister and undertaker for their efficient service.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank the neighbors and friends who assisted us during the illness and death of our mother. Thomas Harvey and Sisters. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 14, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 19, 1922; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hathaway, Viola Shelton
Viola Shelton Hathaway, daughter of James and Elvora Shelton, was born April 16, 1872; aged 28 years, 11 months and 9 days. In 1892 she was married to Martin Moffett. To this union was born one daughter, Zella. In January, 1909, she was married to Milton Hathaway. To this union was born five children--Nettie, Charles, Mary, Margaret and Rosella. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, five daughters, one son, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Goddard and Mrs. Anna Walsh and four brothers, David, Samuel, Joseph and John Skelton. She was a member of the Christian church of Long Branch for a number of years. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 6, no. 10, Thursday, April 11, 1912; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Miss Gaurie Hall died in Brazil Friday at three o'clock. Miss Hall was a daughter of A. J. Hall, formerly of this city, and was well known here, where she often visited. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 226, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, July 27, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hawn, Col. Alfred J.
The Late Col. A. J. Hawn. Died in New Maysville, Putnam county, Ind., on Thursday, the 26th day of February, 1880, Col. Alfred J. Hawn, in the 53d year of his age.
Col. Hawn was born in Batavia, Ohio, on the 4th day of December, 1828. His mother dying when he was quite young, his father removed to Newcastle, Ind., thence to Anderson, and finally to Putnamville, in this county, where his son grew to manhood. In the early part of the year 1851 they went to New Maysville, where the elder Hawn engaged in selling merchandise, and his son worked at wagon-making, a trade he had previously learned. About the year 1855, Samuel Hawn, the father, returned to Putnamville, at which place he died. Alfred J. Hawn remained at New Maysville until his father's death, when he also retured to Putnamville. Being administrator of his father's estate, he was absent from New Maysville two or three years, when he returned and commenced selling goods. On the breaking out of the rebellion, when all men were taking sides for or against the Government, Col. Hawn was with the former, and in April, 1861, promptly volunteered in the service of his country. He passed through the grades of Captain, Lieutenant Colonel, and finally, acting Colonel, in all of which stations he was greatly beloved by the men under him for his urbanity of manner and kindness of heart, which often induced him to give up his own cot to some sick or disabled soldier. In 1864 his connection with the army ceased, but he always exhibited great interest in the Union cause, for he was intensely loyal to his country. In the summer of 1865 he became seriously and deeply concerned in regard to his future welfare, and having realized God's pardoning love, in August of that year he united with the Baptist church at New Maysville. The change in his life was a very marked one, and after his conversion he never brought reproach on the cause of Christianity.
In 1877 he was stricken with paralysis, and, like the great Morton, he passed his last days in pain and comparative helplessness. And, like the great statesman named, his indomitable power of will sustained him, and, for a time, seemed to bid defiance to the constant inroachments of the Great Destroyer; but in October he got hurt, which intensified the paralytic difficulty, and it became manifest to his friends that the end was rapidly approaching. His sufferings were most intense, but a kind aunt and a beloved sister did all that love could suggest, and untiring patience could execute, to assuage his sufferings, and numerous kind friends contributed their ministrations and sympathies to comfort and soothe.
Col. Hawn possessed intellectual powers of a superior order. He was of a lively and jovial disposition. As a patriot, he was unfaltering in his devotion to his country. As a friend, he was true. He always responded promptly and generously to the calls of the needy. His sympathies were easily aroused at the sight of distress and human woe. He was conscious, and recognized his friends almost to the last moment, and died in peace. His remains were interred in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, on Saturday. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
DIED. HEANEY--In Greencastle, on Sunday, June 1, of paralysis, Patrick Heaney, aged 72 years. (The Greencastle Times, vol. 3, no. 26, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 5, 1884) (Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Death of Patrick Haney. Patrick Haney, of Bainbridge, died at the home of his son-in-law, Thomas Ellis, in this city on last Sunday morning, at half past eight o'clock. Mr. Haney has resided in this county since 1833. He practiced law for several years, and was at one time Prosecuting Attorney for this county. While arguing a case in court in 1863 he was stricken with paralysis, from which he has never fully recovered, it finally being the cause of his death. Mr. Haney was over seventy years of age. His remains were taken to Bainbridge for interment. (The Greencastle Times, vol. 3, no. 26, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 5, 1884; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hendrix, John H.
Greencastle, IN. Aug. 10, 1897. John H. Hendrix, age 90, died at his home in Putnamville Sunday night. Mr. Hendrix was one of the pioneers of IN. moving to Putnam County in 1831, where he resided up to his death. He leaves 6 children as follows: Mrs. Fannie j. Cooper, of Putnamville, Mrs. Mollies Waldron, of Terre Haute, Mrs. Martha Parks, of Hutchinson, Kansas. George W. Hendrix of Tangier, James W. Hendrix, and Mrs. W.N. Showers, of Bloomington.
The death of John Henry, age 67, who has been making his home with Clarence O'Hair at Brick Chapel, occurred Thursday evening. The funeral was Saturday morning at the home of Mr. O'Hair and burial was in the Old Cemetery. Mr. Henry was a member of the 21st Indiana Volunteers belonging to Co. I. For several years the Central Trust Co., has acted as guardian for Mr. Henry. Mr. Henry is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Flowers, of Mooresville, and Mrs. John Ballard, of Shelbyville. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hepler, Daughter of Levi and Emma
Died, on Oct. 20, 1881, in Reelsville, daughter of Levi and Emma Hepler, aged 18 months and 20 days. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 29, no. 43, Thursday, October 27, 1881; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Hinkle, age 80 years, who died at her home on Fox Ridge Sunday morning at 7 o'clock, was held from the home at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, followed by burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Vancleave. Mrs. Hinkle resided with her son, Willis Hinkle. Old age and general debility was the cause of her death. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, March 3, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Greencastle, IN., Jan. 24,1898. Mrs. Nancy Houck, age 86, died here this morning. Mrs. Houck moved with her husband to this State from Pennsylvania over half a century ago, and has spent the greater part of her life in this county. Her husband Jonathan Houck, survives her at the age of 88, and they had been married 68 years last August. This remarkable record of married life is unexcelled in this county, and is equaled but seldom in the country. She was the mother of a large family. She was one of the pioneers of the State.
Mrs. Nancy Houck: GREENCASTLE, Ind., Jan. 2J.—Mrs. Nancy Houck, aged eighty-six died here this morning. Mrs. Hovck moved with her husband to this State from Pennsylvania over'a half century ago, and has spent the, greater part of her life in this county. Her husband, Jonathan Houck, survives her at the age of eighty-eight, and they had been married sixty-eight years last August. This remarkable record of married life is unexcelled in: this county, and is equaled but seldom In the country. She was the mother of a large family. She was one of the pioneers of the State. (Date: 1898-01-26; Paper: Indiana State Journal)
Died. HUBBARD--On April 9, 1880, in Cloverdale tp., Mrs. Elizabeth Hubbard, aged 81 years 10 months. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, April 15, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Huffman, Jacob "Uncle Jake"
OBITUARY. Jacob Huffman, son of Jacob and Katharine, was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, March 21, 1824. He was brought to this county by his parents while a mere boy, in the year 1830, and settled on the homestead which has ever since been his home. He was married to Sarah E. Stadler of this county, Aug. 21, 1860, who preceded him to the grave, Oct. 11, 1902. To this union were born nine children: Mrs. Mary J. Proctor, Charles, Allen, John, Marion, Mrs. Alice McKeehan, Mrs. Minnie Gorham, Mrs. Ida Bugg, and Jacob, Jr., all of whom survive their father. He was one of a large family, of which only one brother, Hiram Huffman of Boone County, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Serrilda Smith of Kansas, are living.
Mr. Huffman, or "Uncle Jake," as he was called, was well known by the older citizens of this county. He was one of those who had seen this part of the country when it was a wilderness, over-run by wild animals and inhabited by Indians. He did his share in changing the country from its wild state to the well improved county of to-day. He was a man who was fair and honest in all dealings with his fellow-men, and was very pronounced in his condemnation of hypocrisy or deceit in anyone. He lived a simple, straight forward, and honest life, providing for his large family and raising his children to manhood and womanhood, and his death, though unexpected, was like his life--quiet and simple, "Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch, about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
His history is remarkable for the almost total absence of sickness. He was apparently well and strong until the very day of his death. He died of heart failure, Nov. 2, 1905, aged eighty-one years, seven months and twelve days. (Greencastle Star and Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, November 10, 1905, page 3; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hunt, Dr. Tighlman
Dr. TIGHLMAN HUNT of Plainfield, Ind., died on June 12, at the age of sixty-eight years. He was born in Friendship, N. C., and was graduated in 1866 from what is now the Medical Department of Purdue University at Indianapolis. He had practised in Coatsville and Greencastle until twelve years ago, when he removed to Plainfield. (MEDICAL RECORD., A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery., Thomas L. Stedman, A.M., M.D., Editor, New York, June 30, 1906; Transcribed by SallyH)
Emmett, the four-year-old son of B. F. and Minnie Hurst, died yesterday of flux at the family home east of Putnamville, on the National road. The deceased was a grandson of Treasurer Hughes. The funeral occurred this afternoon; burial at Mill Creek cemetery. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 224, Greencastle, Indiana, Wednesday, July 25, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hurst, Infant Son of Daniel and Laura
DIED. HURST--Sept. 19, 1889, in Jefferson tp., infant son of Daniel and Laura Hurst, aged 14 months. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 37, no. 39, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, September 26, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Merl, the three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hurst, died of diphtheria on Sunday morning. The funeral occurred the same day. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hurst, Son of Levi
DIED. HURST--In Jefferson township, of flux, son of Levi Hurst, aged 3 years and four months. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 37, no. 38, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, September 19, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Hurst, Walter W.
HURST FUNERAL TO BE ON SUNDAY
BODY OF FORMER PUTNAM COUNTY MAN ARRIVED HERE THIS AFTERNOON AND TAKEN TO HOME OF MR. AND MRS. JAMES HURST ON SOUTH INDIANA STREET.
WIDOW AND CHILDREN HERE. The body of Walter W. Hurst, age 41, who dropped dead in the lobby of the Palmer hotel, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, of heart disease, Wednesday at about noon, arrived in Greencastle at 2:17 o'clock this afternoon over the Monon. The body was accompanied from Fond du Lac by Lawrence Hurst, of Indianapolis, a brother, and James Hurst of this town, an uncle.
Mr. Hurst, who formerly was a Putnam county man, had been making his home in Columbus, Ohio for the past few years. Mrs. Hurst and his four children arrived here Thursday night from Columbus and are at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Hurst, 811 South Indiana street, where the body was taken upon its arrival. Friends desiring to view the body may do so on Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3 o'clock.
Beside the widow and four children, Mr. Hurst leaves his mother, Mrs. Silas Akers, of this county; three brothers, Lawrence Hurst, of Indianapolis; Paul Hurst and Theodore Hurst, both of Mt. Meridian, and one sister, Mrs. Lucius Dobbs of Broadpark.
The funeral will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian church conducted by the Rev. E. L. Day, of Indianapolis, and the Rev. Willis Gill of Cloverdale. The interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery. Cousins of Mr. Hurst will serve as pall-bearers. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 7, no. 298, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, March 14, 1913; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died, HUTCHESON--On April 28, 1879, in Washington tp., of brain disease, Payton Hutcheson, aged 63 years, 8 months and 14 days. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, May 8, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
John Ireland, Greencastle, IN., Aug.30,1897. John Ireland, aged 71, one of the pioneer manufacturers of this city, died last night. He was a member of the planning-mill firm of Goulding & Ireland. On June 5 last Mr. Ireland visited Hawesville, KY. and attended the centennial celebration of his father's birthday. James B. Ireland, the father, is still living, hale and hearty. The funeral will be held Wednesday.
The death of Garth Job, chief train dispatcher of the Monon roalroad at Lafayette, Ind., occurred at his home Saturday in Lafayette of pneumonia. Mr. Job was well known in this city as he was dispatcher at the Monon station in this city for several years. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Monday, February 16, 1920; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The remains of the late David Jones were brought from New Orleans last week and re-interred in Forest Hill Cemetery, Thursday. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 6, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Greencastle - Mrs. Mary Jones died at her home on her 83rd birthday. (The Plymouth Tribune January 22, 1903; Transcribed by S.S.)
Carl Jordan, Greencastle, IN. Aug.30,1897. The funeral for Carl Jordan, son of Col. Henry Jordan, was held today in Forest Hill Cemetery, where the remains had been temporarily placed in the public vault. The Evansville Courier force sent handsome floral designs and a delegate to the funeral. Mr. Jordan was one of the brightest young writers in southern Indiana. The exercises were in charge of Dr. J.P. D. John and Rev. Dr. J.H. Hollingsworth.
Kane, John "Clocky" "Tippy"
On last Sunday afternoon John Kane was found dead, frozen stiff, in his room on Crown street. From a peculiarity in his walk, caused by a wound during the war, he was better known as "Clocky," and, along Bloomington street, he was usually called "tippy," from his uniform custom of lifting his hat in salutation. His employment was wood-sawing and other chore-labor, and, being obliging and honest, he usually had enough to do. He has been living in Greencastle some years alone, his wife, some time ago, having been sent to the Louisville insane asylum. His room is the south half of an old house occasionally occupied by Mike Sullivan. It is a fearfully desolate-looking place. A rickety bedstead, covered with straw, a pillow made out of a coffee-sack, a torn comfort for covering, an old table with two parts of loaves of bread and a few crackers, a rusty stove not larger than a cubic foot, with all sizes of pipe, make up the furniture. The walls and ceiling are indescribably black and greasy, and the door is held partly shut by a string. The condition of the room, without fuel, makes it seem possible that he came to his death by freezing, although the position in which he was found, with his face on the floor and his feet on the bed, indicates that he may have fallen in a fit, to which he was subject. It is not known when he died, but as he failed to fill engagements for Saturday at places where he had never failed before, it is quite likely that it was as early as Friday night. The coroner's verdict is, "Frozen to death." (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 2, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Keating, James R.
The death of James R. Keating, age 24, occurred Wednesday morning at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Couchman on West Washington street. Lung disease was the cause of his death. The funeral was held Thursday at the home at 2 o'clock burial in Forest Hill cemetery. The Rev. Beck conducted the services. Mr. Keating and his widow recently came to Greencastle from Missouri to visit her parents. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Keifer have received a note from the captain of the company, of which their son was a member at Fort Calwell, stating that Allison Keifer was injured while practicing on a trapeze in the fort gymnasium on Monday, April 1 and that he was immediately sent to a hospital in Washington. The letter was written before the captain had learned of the death. The war department has not yet made official report to Mr. and Mrs. Keifer regarding their son's death. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 6, no. 10, Thursday, April 11, 1912; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Isaac Keith, formerly of Jackson township, this county, but more recently a resident of Coatesville, died at Danville, Illinois, March 30, aged 76 years. He settled near Maysville more than half a century ago, and was known as a hardworking and industrious man. His last words were, "I am worn out." He had gone to Danville to be treated for a cancer on the lip, but other diseases anticipated this fell destroyer, and relived him from its slow torture by taking him off suddenly. (Greencastle Banner., Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, April 9, 1885; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Kesterson, Infant Daughter of Charles and Laura
DIED. KESTERSON--Sept. 20, 1889, in Warren tp., infant daughter of Charles and Laura Kesterson, aged 13 months and 20 days. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 37, no. 39, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, September 26, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Killion, Reanis H.
Brazil. Reanis H. Killion, 90, of 911 E. Olive, St., and formerly of Bowling Green died at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 27,1994, in Sunset Manor Nursing Home at Greencastle. He was born April 19, 1904 in Washington Township, Clay County to James G. Killion and Lotta Godfrey Killion. His wife, Verla Evelyn Stough Killion died April 19, 1981. Survivors include one son, Dale; three daughters, Mary Mitchell, Norma Hotten, and Sharon McClure; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews. Services are 11 a.m. Friday in Lawson-Slack Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Russell officiating. burial is in Fairview Cemetery at Bowling Green. visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and before services Friday. (Terre Haute Tribune, September 28, 1994; Submitted by Muriel White)
The funeral of Mrs. Celia King, whose death occurred at Indianapolis Sunday night, was held at the home of the deceased at Putnamville Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Edw. Day of Indianapolis officiated at the ceremony. The interment was at the Putnamville cemetery. (Herald-Democrat., Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, December 26, 1913, Vol. 7, No., 47; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mrs. Celia King, who resides near Putnamville, died at the home of a relative in Indianapolis Sunday night. Her death was caused from cancer. She had been taken to Indianapolis several days ago to await an operation which was to be performed at one of the hospitals. The body was brought to this city on the 3:44 interurban and was immediately taken to her home near Putnamville where the funeral will be held. (Herald-Democrat., Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, December 26, 1913, Vol. 7, No., 47; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Kivett, Mae Agnes Allee
OBITUARY. Mae Agnes, second daughter of William B. and Cinthia Allee, was born May 6, 1888 and departed this life, January 4, 1922 aged 33 years, 7 months and 28 days. One brother and one sister have preceded her to the Great Beyond.
She leaves father, mother, two brothers, a loyal and devoted husband and a darling little daughter, Nelly Frances and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Mae received her early education in the rural schools of her community and graduated from the Greencastle High School in 1906. After the completion of her elementary course she felt that she could be of better service to her fellowmen by entering the teaching profession. To fit herself for the responsible vocation which she had chosen she attended school at Central Normal College, Earlham College and Madam Blaker's school of Indianapolis. Mae was a very successful and admirable teacher, loved and esteemed by her pupils and her patrons. She spent 10 years of her short life in this profession, 9 years in her home community and her last year at Cloverdale.
On June 28, 1908, she was united in marriage to Earnest C. Kivett. She was a loyal and devoted wife, helping to make home life attractive and happy. To this union was born one daughter, Nelly Frances, who will miss the tender caresses and loving and motherly care, which only a devoted and Christian mother can give to her own child.
In her community Mae will be sadly missed, for her untiring efforts for the upbuilding of just and righteous ideals as guides for the younger generation. She was a neighbor to all who knew her and always had a pleasant word and cheery smile with which to greet her neighbors and friends as she met them on life's path way.
Last winter Mae made a public confession of Christ as her Saviour and together with her husband united with the Friend's Church at Walnut Chapel. She was an every day Christian and had known Christ and his goodness many years before her affiliation with the church. Too much can not be said about her Christian life and she was always ready and willing to do more than her share, never feeling or thinking for one moment that the Cross of Jesus was too heavy to bear.
She was intensely interested in Missionary Work and suggested and planned the sending of the Relief Box to the Foreign Field. She told those who visited her that she felt that she had not the strength physically, to finish the work which the Master had laid upon her heart to do but that she did not fear death for she had so lived that when her summons should come to join the innumerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm that she would not have to go like the quarry slave at night, scourged to the dungeon, but that she would go soothed and sustained by an unfaltering trust to the grave, like one who wraps the drapery of her couch about her and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Now that Mae has gone out to be with God and his angels let us invoke the dignity of silence to guide us to do her unfinished work as we know she would want it done and pray God that he keeps us pure and unspotted from the world, that when our time comes to meet the Grim Reaper we can say as Mae has said, "God's Will Be Done."
"Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam.
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell
And after that the mark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."
Funeral services were held at Walnut chapel conducted by Revs. Thomas Brown and J. A. Parr. Burial was in Walnut Chaptel Cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 14, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 19, 1922; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Marion Township. Cinda Knight, only daughter of Thomas Knight, died at Coatsville last Monday, and was buried at Fillmore on Wednesday. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 27 , no. 1, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 1, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Knight, Dr. J. M.
Greencastle, Ind., July 7.—Dr. J.M. Knight, one of the oldest and best known physicians of this city, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at his home after a long illness. Deceased was a member of the One,hundred-and-twenty-fourth Indiana and was a member of Creencastle Post. No. 11. G. A. R., which will bury him with military honors to-morrow at 4 o'clock. (News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal)
Kurtz, Sarah J.
Died, In Floyd township, of consumption, Sarah J., wife of C. S. Kurtz. (Banner Graphic, Greencastle, Indiana, May 24, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Accidental Death. In the death of Leo Lane, age 24, of Bainbridge, the coroner ruled that Lane died of a self-inflicted gun wound which was accidental. Witnesses were H. R. Sands and J. B. Williams. Lane met his death Sunday morning, June 17. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 23, Greencastle, Indiana, Tuesday, June 26, 1928; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mr. Timthy Lane, an old resident of this city, died near Ladoga, on Dec. 15th of old age, in the 78th year of his age. The remains were deposited in the vault at Forest Hill Cemetery, and will be interred this week. (The Greencastle Star., Greencastle, Indiana, December 24, 1881, vol. 9, no. 36; Transcribed by SallyH)
Lawson, Luella B. Albin
OBITUARY. Luella B. Albin Lawson, daughter of Thornton and Mary Layne Albin, was born in Putnam county, Indiana, Aug. 2nd, 1861, and died Jan. 20th, 1916, at the age of 54 years, 5 months and 18 days. She was the third child of a family of seven children: Mrs. Alice Hurst, Lemuel C. Albin, Mrs. Ida Hicks, Mrs. Lizzie Runyan, Paul Albin and Fred Albin, who died in his young manhood. Her mother died leaving her at the tender age of four years. She professed a hope in Christ at the age of 20 years and joined the M. E. church at Mt. Meridian, Ind. Later she moved her membership to Danville, Ind., where she remained until death. She was a member of the family of R. Z. Lockridge for thirteen years and always regarded them as more than friends. She was married to Henry D. Lawson March 4th, 1896. She took his motherless children, Urban and Eula, age six and four years, into her heart and loved them and cared for them as her own during the principal part of her married life, which was four years. Her husband was an invalid and for nearly one year was confined to his bed, but throughout this time her loyalty and devotion to him were untiring. She enjoyed her life with the children and never wanted to be separated from them while she enjoyed her visits to her former home. Lovingly the children cared for her through her long sickness which lasted nine months. By nature she was all cheerfulness and sunshine; her greatest aim in life was to do good to others. Let us remember the words of Him who said: "Earth hath no fairer host; heaven hath not purer gained hard as it may seem, we must pray as Jesus Christ prayed, 'Oh Lord, Thy Will be done.'" The funeral services were conducted Saturday at 11 o'clock at the Danville M. E. church by Elder Switzer. Burial at Danville cemetery. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Layman, Jane E. Howe
Died, LAYMAN--On May 1, 1879, in Warren tp., Mrs. Jane E. Howe Layman, wife of A. G. Layman, aged 60 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, May 8, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Margaret, daughter of John W. Ledbetter and wife, died yesterday of cholera infantum, aged nine months and twenty-five days. The funeral occurred at four o'clock this afternoon. The family reside on the Mahan farm south of the city. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Greenup Lee and old and much esteemed citizen of Greencastle, departed this life on Tuesday the 12th day of October 1858, at the ago of forty two years and seven months. But a few men have enjoyed the confidence and respect of those with whom they are brought in contact to a greater extent than Me. Lee; and but few have departed from among us to that bourne whence no one ever returneth, more regretted by the entire community. He leaves a devoted wife and four or five children to mourn their loss. May the God of the widow and orphan ever smile on them. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, October 20, 1858; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Died. PATTERSON--At the residence of William Patterson in Putnamville, Nancy Livingston, aged 72 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 6, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
JOSEPH LLOYD IS DEAD AT HIS HOME NORTH OF TOWN. The death of Joseph Lloyd, age 68 years, one of Putnam county's well known farmers, occurred Saturday morning at 4 o'clock at his home a few miles north of town on the Crawfordsville road. Bright's Disease, of which he had long been a sufferer, was the cause of his death. He leaves four brothers, Richard Lloyd of Texas, Isaac Lloyd of Russellville, Ed Lloyd of Kansas, and Eber Lloyd of Morton, and one sister, Mrs. Sue Kellum of California to mourn his death. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The funeral of Joseph Loyd, a prominent Putnam county farmer who died at his home north of Greencastle Saturday morning, was held at the Union Chapel church at 11 o'clock this morning. Burial was in the cemetery at that place. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
OBITUARY. Joseph, son of Samuel and Margaret Rambo Lloyd, departed this life Feb. 5th, 1916, at the age of sixty-eight years. He was converted and united with the Brick Chapel church several years ago during a series of meetings conducted by Bro. Cullen and Mrs. Mahon. He leaves to mourn his loss, five brothers, namely--Isaac, Richard, Eber, Samuel, and Edwin and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Kallam. He was widely known in Putnam county and among his many acquaintances there were none but what thought of him in the most friendly and kindly manner. The relatives earnestly desire to thank his neighbors and friends for their help and many acts of kindness, as well as those who so kindly assisted Mr. and Mrs. Obenchain. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Lockridge, Robert Z.
GREENCASTLE, Ind.. March 20.—Robert Z. Lockridge died suddenly this afternoon at his home near Raccoon, He was seventy-two years old and the father of a large family, among whom is A. L. Lockridge of Indianapolis. He was one of the most progressive farmers and largest land owners in this county. Heart trouble was the cause of death. (Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899; Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, IN) Volume: LXXIV Issue: 12 Page: 5)
Lovett, Uncle Tom
RACCOON. Uncle Tom Lovett died at his home two and one-half miles southeast of here Monday afternoon, July 23, between one and two o'clock, amidst the loving presence of a large family of children. Uncle Tom had been a sufferer for many mohths, his esophagus having been closing up gradually. For several months he has swallowed no solid food, and in the past two weeks could not swallow water. 'Twas very sad to think he had to starve amidst the greatest plenty of food and water. He was a good citizen and respected by a large concourse of friends. He leaves a wife, four sons and six daughters to mourn his loss. The family have the sympathy of the whole community. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Death of John Mace. John Mace died of typhoid fever at his home near Hamrick Station last Friday, aged about twenty years. He took sick at Muncie and was brought home about two weeks ago, but grew gradually worse until death came to his relief. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, August 14, 1890; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
John Mace's Funeral. The funeral of John Mace occured Monday at 10:30 o'clock from Locust street church. Rev. A. Hurleston conducted the services. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, August 14, 1890; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
DIED. MARSHAL--In Greencastle, on Friday, May 30, of appoplexy, Hiram Marshal, aged 72 years. (The Greencastle Times, vol. 3, no. 26, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 5, 1884; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Death of Hiram Marshal. Hiram Marshall was born in Orange County, N. C., Dec. 29, 1811. He moved with his parents to Orange County, Indiana, in the fall of 1820. Here his father died in 1822. His mother with her six children then moved to Park County, Indiana, and in 1834 Mr. Marshall commenced working at the boot and shoe trade at Rockville. On Nov. 16, 1836, he was married to Miss Sarah J. DeMotte, daughter of the late Rev. D. DeMotte of the North West Indiana Conference, and in 1841 moved to Greencastle, where he has resided ever since, except a period from February, 1859, to October, 1864, during which he resided at Jeffersonville, and held an official position in the State prison. He was also at one time Mayor of Greencastle. He was for forty six years class leader in the M. E. Church, and his Christian work was above reproach. In 1847 he joined the Odd Fellows, passed through all the chairs, and was twice elected representative to the Grand Lodge, being also at one time District Deputy Grand Master.
He was stricken down with apoplexy on June 17, 1883, and from this he never fully recovered. On last Wednesday he was taken suddenly worse, and continued to fail until Friday afternoon, May 30, when he peacefully passed away. His funeral occurred from College Avenue Church on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. Dr. Cissel preached the funeral sermon. The burial service was conducted by the Odd Fellows, the body being interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. (The Greencastle Times, vol. 3, no. 26, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 5, 1884; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Martin, Ethedral "Tom"
Cloverdale. Ethedral Martin (Commonly known as Tom) died Monday evening at his home, three miles southeast of here, of lung fever. He was buried Tuesday in burial ground on his farm. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 154, May 3, 1894; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Miss Claribel Matson, sister of Col C.C. Matson, died in Greencastle Tuesday night, after a lingering illness, of consumption. (The Indianapolis Journal December 04, 1890; Transcribed by S.S.)
GREENCASTLE, Ind. May 11—The death of Mrs. Mary Matson widow of the late Colonel John A. Matson, occurred this morning:. Mrs. Matson fractured a hip joint last Thursday in a fall and the accident, coupled with a weakened condition from a stroke of paralysis last winter, caused her, death. She was seventy-two years old and the step-mother of ex-Congressman Colonel C C Matson. (May 13, 1896)
Death of Ernest McCammack. The death of Ernest McCammack, age 32 years occurred at his home near Belle Union Friday night of pneumonia, following an illness of two weeks. Mr. McCammack, who was the son of Robert McCammack, leaves a widow, a son and a step-daughter to mourn his loss. The funeral will be at the Union Valley church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the Stilesville cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 7, no. 293, March 8, 1913; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
McHaffie, Melville F.
THE FUNERAL OF MELVILLE McHAFFIE FRIDAY MORNING. The funeral of Melville F. McHaffie, whose death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John F. Shield in Seymour, at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, will be held at the McHaffie home, 11 miles east of Greencastle on the National road, Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Sherrill of the Baptist church. Burial will be in the Stilesville cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 9, no. 49, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, May 28, 1914; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
McHaffie, Mrs. Mel F.
GREENCASTLE Ind. July 19—Mrs. Mel F. McHaffie, of near Stilesville, died this morning. She suffered a stroke of paralysis two months ago which rendered her unconscious until her death- She was the mother of Mrs. Charles Bridges, of Indianapolls, Mr. McHaffie is a stock dealer of Putnam, county. (Date: 1897-07-21; Paper: Indiana State Journal)
Died. McVEY--In Floyd township, Dec. 28, Jacob McVey, in his eighty-ninth year. He was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mr. McVey moved to Floyd township, from Ohio, about forty-five years since, settling on the farm where he resided until he died. He joined the Wesley Chapel society forty years ago, and was always a faithful member, ready for every duty, and contributing liberally of his means to the church work of every denomination. He shared in all the hardships incidental to pioneer life in Putnam County. Seven sons and four daughters survive him, his wife and a daughter having died several years since. He peacefully fell asleep in death while a song was being sung at his bedside, at his last request. His last words were full of hope and trust in a Savior's love. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 2, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
GROVELAND. Died, April 26, Mrs Lillie McVey, wife of Alfred VcVey, after a short illness. She leaves a husband and four small children to the tender cares of the world. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 154, May 3, 1894; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Mercer, Lodusky A.
Died, May 16, at Hamrick's Station, Lodusky A. Mercer, daughter of Eli Mercer, aged 25 years, 10 months. (Banner Graphic, Greencastle, Indiana, May 24, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Miller, A. D.
Greencastle Ind., Sept. 28. The remains of A. D. Miller, formerly a well-known merchant and traveling man, arrived here to-day for burial. Deceased had of late years been traveling In Texas, and died at Pecos, He was in business In this city for a number of years. (Source: Indiana Journal, Oct. 5, 1898)
Archie Miller, an old and respectable citizen, of Floyd Township accidentally shot and killed himself Monday. He was 89 years of age and a member of the M. E. Church. (The Greencastle Times, vol. 3, no. 26, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, June 5, 1884; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Miller, James T.
James T. Miller was born in Franklin township, Putnam county, October 28, 1830. His parents, James and Sibby Harper Miller, moved to Indiana from Kentucky, locating near Carpentersville, a few weeks before his birth. He was the youngest child in a family of twelve children, nine growing to maturity with families of their own and three dying in infancy. He is the last of the family; the brothers and sisters having gone before him are: John, Beice, Charles, Joseph, Boone, Mrs. Betsy Booker, Mrs Liddy McCameron and Mrs. Sally Anne Ragsdale. He also had two half brothers, Stephen and Fielden Hanks, and one half sister, Mrs. Fidelia McClelland, who are all dead. While young he learned the tanner's trade with Phillip Carpenter, then of Carpentersville, but long since deceased, thus acquiring the name of "Tanner" Jim. On Nov. 3rd 1850, he was married to Miss Mary Brown, who still survives and who has been faithful indeed in her love and care for him in the several years of his invalidism and helplessness. For almost sixty five years they have traveled life's pathway together; commencing as they did in early days many hardships were experienced in the raising of a family and building a comfortable home. Five children came into this home: two sons and three daughters. The living children are: Jason R., Jasper N., and Mrs. Eliza V. Whitt. Two daughters have died, Syrilda, in 1873, at the age of seventeen years, and Mrs. Alice S. Lewis in 1888, age 28 years, the latter leaving two small children, Walter and Elsie, to the tender care of their grandparents. In the year 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from Franklin township to their home farm in Monroe township, where they lived until two years ago when to feeble for farm activities, they moved to Roachdale; knowing it to be the best for them to go, yet not without regrets for their hearts were closely attached to the home of forty four years and the good old spring that was so much satisfaction to them. While Mr. Miller never united with any church, he was always a believer in the Baptist faith and in younger days of health and strength he enjoyed attending their meeting. The companionship of his neighbors and friends meant much to him through in recent years he missed much of it. He was honest and upright, an accommodating neighbor and a true friend. In politics he was a staunch democrat, being strong in his belief and true to party principles, regretting very much when he could no longer go to the polls. Being of a jovial disposition he could always think of something laughable to tell just to drive away the blues. Besides the wife, age 85, and children already mentioned, he has thirteen living grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; also quite a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Owing to infirmities of age he had been poorly for some time, gradually growing weaker and on August 3rd, 1915, he fell asleep and calmly passed to the great beyond. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, August 10, 1915; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Miller, Mary Elizabeth Myers
Floyd Township Woman Is Dead. MRS. HENRY MILLER PASSED AWAY AT HOME EARLY THIS MORNING. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth [Myers] Miller, age 75 years, passed away Friday morning at 4 oclock at her home in Floyd township, following an extended illness.
The deceased was a member of the Bainbridge Christian church and was well known in the community in which she lived. She was born in Kentucky but has spent the past 49 years in Indiana. She was united in marriage to Henry Miller, September 23, 1875 at Possville [Pottsville], Ky.
The survivors include the husband, and the following children, Mrs. Shellum Perry, Greencastle; Mrs. Charles Snodgrass, Fillmore; Mrs. Alva Lisby, Coatesville; Charles and George Miller, Bainbridge; Otha Miller, Marion township; Herbert Miller, Bloomington; Esthel and Fred Miller, Indianapolis and Robert Miller at home. A sister, Mrs. Rebecca Padgett of Texas, Ky., and a brother, Fisher Myers of Missouri, also survives. One son William, has preceeded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wesley Chapel church in Floyd township, with burial in the Fillmore cemetery. (The Daily Banner, vol. 44, no. 8, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, October 25, 1935, front page; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Ralph, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Moore, died yesterday of brain fever at the age of nine months. The funeral occurred this afternoon at the family residence on north Madison street, Rev. R. R. Bryan officiating. (The Daily Banner Times, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 1, no. 218, Wednesday, July 18, 1894; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Moore, Thomas T.
THOMAS T. MOORE DIES
Prominent Politician and Twice Candidate For Lieut. governor.
News - Times Special Service:
GREENCASTLE, Ind., March 9.
Thomas T. Moore, 68 years old, former joint representative and senator from Putnam, Clay and Hendricks counties, twice candidate for lieutenant governor on the republican ticket and a prominent lawyer of Greencastle, died at his home here Thursday after a year's illness of dropsy. (South Bend News-Times March 09, 1917; Transcribed by S.S.)
Moreland, James Allen
James A. Moreland Dies At Roachdale, 08 May 1946. James Allen Moreland, 88, died at the Putnam county hospital in Greencastle this morning at 6 o'clock. He had been ill for three weeks and death was attributed to complications. Born Aug 16, 1858 in Putnam county he was the son of James and Cynthia Ann Morris Moreland. He married Mary Job in New Winchester and had been a farmer in the Roachdale community all of his life. Surviving are a half-brother John Moreland of near Roachdale; a grandson Ralph Morland of Indianapolis and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CDT) and burial will be in Roachdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. (Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Greencastle, Ind., June 1.—Miss Sadie Morrow died in this city Sunday afternoon of heart trouble at the age of seventy-one. She was well-known In Indianapolis. (Date: 1896-06-03; Paper: Indiana State Journal)
Mullinix, M. G. M. D.
M. G. MULLINIX, M. D.; Member of Owen County Medical Society. Born October 18, 1827, In Putnam County, Indiana. Died October 22, 1886, In Spencer, Indiana.
Dr. Mullinix began the study of medicine with Dr. W. Brenton, of Putnam county, Indiana, and after attending a course of lectures in Chicago in the winter of 1853-54, he began practicing in Owen county, Indiana, where he remained till the time of his death, save that he served, from early in 1865 till the close of the war, as surgeon in the 149th Indiana Volunteers.
On March 29, 1855, Dr. Mullinix was married to Rebecca J. Allen. To them nine children were born; seven still live to mourn with their mother his loss. [Prepared by Allen Pierson, M. D., Spencer, Ind.] (Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Society, 1887, Thirty-eighth Annual Session, Held in Indianapolis, May 10th and 11th, 1887; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died. NEESE--On Feb. 2, 1880, in Washington tp., of lung fever, Mrs. Mary Neese, aged 77 years. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Neff, George N.
Died. NEFF--On Monday morning at 2:30 o'clock, April 12th, at the residence of his son, Col. A. J. Neff, in Greencastle, Ind., George N. Neff, in the 88th year of his age. The deceased was taken to the family burying ground at North Manchester, for interment. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, April 15, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Newgent, Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane Newgent was born on August 2, 1828 in Putnam county, Indiana, and died April 4, 1912; aged eighty-three years, eight months and two days. She made her home with her son, Abner, of near Clinton Falls. She was one of twelve children born to Edward and Elizabeth Newgent. She was married to Thomas Sigler Sept. 14, 1848, who died May 11, 1887. To this union was born six children: Sarah Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Bament; James Tolbert, Andrew, Edward, John and Abner. James Talbert and Edward preceded their mother to the grave. She was a devoted member of the German Baptist church for fifty-two years. She leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, Isaac S. Newgent, of Francisville, Ind.; Edward, of near Clinton Falls, and William W., of Russellville; two sisters, Polly White, of Lena and Lucy Moler, of near Clinton Falls; also four children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, together with a host of friends and relatives. She was a loving sister, a kind and devoted mother and was loved by all who knew her. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 6, no. 10, Thursday, April 11, 1912; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Newton, Thos. J.
Carpentersville. Thos. J. Newton, aged about 72 years, died Saturday with lung fever, and was buried Sunday at the Pearcy grave yard. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
O'Brien, Dr. C. A.
The report of Coroner R. J. Gillespie in the matter of the death of Dr. C. A. O'Brien of Fillmore, has been filed in the County Clerk's office. The coroner reports that the autopsy showed Valvular heart disease, enlarged liver, small spleen and normal stomach. The inquest further developed that the deceased had taken several doses of chloral on the day of his death. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Sudden Death Of John O'Connell. John O'Connell, father of Dan O'Connell of South Greencastle Suffered a stroke of paralysis Tuesday morning while at work with Vandalia section gang. He was taken to his residence on South Bloomington street and Dr. Smythe summoned, but he was beyond medical aid and died at five o'clock Wednesday morning. The deceased was 69 years of age and a native of County Kerry, Ireland, but came to America when twenty-one years of age and resided in Greencastle ever since that time. He had been in the employ of the Vandalia road as a trackman from the time of its completion. The funeral occurred from St. Paul's church at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. (Greencastle Democrat, May 12, 1894; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
CARPENTERSVILLE. James O'Conner, aged about 45 years, died on Friday from the effects of creosote taken on Wednesday with suicidal intent. The cause for the act is unknown. He said that he had bought poison twice before, but failed to take it. The remains were taken to Crawfordsville Sunday for burial. He leaves a wife and three children. The wife was prostrated with the shock, she being subject to heart trouble. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 10, 1887; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The death of Greenberry O'Hair occurred at his home west of Brick Chapel, Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock of old age. Mr. O'Hair was 90 years and six days old at the time of his death. He was born in Putnam county in 1830 and has lived his entire life near Brick Chapel. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Ellsberry O'Hair, Simpson O'Hair, Sylvester O'Hair, Robert L. O'Hair, Mrs. Salina Curtis all of this county, and Mrs. Asa Black of California. He is also survived by four children, Mrs. Rosie Wright, Mrs. Ida Wright, Cyrus O'Hair, Bascom O'Hair and eleven grandchildren. The funeral will be on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Brick Chapel church. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, January 30, 1920; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
O'Hair, Lavina McIntosh
DEATH OF MRS. GREENSBERRY O'HAIR SATURDAY MORNING. Mrs. Lavina McIntosh O'Hair, wife of Greensberry O'Hair one of the oldest and best known residents of the county, died at her home near Brick Chapel last night about 1:30 o'clock. Mrs. O'Hair was stricken with apoplexy eight weeks ago and continued to grow worse until death relieved her sufferings early this morning.
Mrs. O'Hair was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh, early settlers of Indiana. She settled with her parents in Parke county and resided there until her marriage with Mr. O'Hair, about eight years ago. She had been married twice, her first husband, Elmer Bain, having died when a young man.
After her marriage with Mr. O'Hair, which took place in 1904, she came to this county and she and Mr. O'Hair had resided on the latter's fine farm just north of town. She had won many friends while a resident of this county and her death will be greatly mourned.
Mrs. O'Hair is survived by her husband and four children--Elmer Bain and Charles Thomas, of Hollandsburg; Mrs. Charlotte Porter, of Portland Mills and William Bain, of this city. She also leaves one sister, Mrs. A. Blake, of Ulysses, Kansas.
Mrs. O'Hair, when a young girl, united with the Christian church at Bellemore. Although the church disbanded, Mrs. O'Hair did not wish to move her membership to another church.
The funeral services will be held at the Brick Chapel church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 7, no. 293, March 8, 1913; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mrs. Rella O'Hair, wife of Simpson O'Hair, living four miles north of the city, died at seven o'clock this morning of consumption. The deceased was forty-seven years of age and leaves a husband and four children. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at eleven o'clock at Brick Chapel, Revs. Greene and Church officiating. (The Daily Banner Times, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 1, no. 218, Wednesday, July 18, 1894; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Died. In Greencastle township, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Tim Murphy, on Feb. 19, 1881, of old age, Mrs. Anna O'Hara, aged 88 years. Deceased had been a resident of Greencastle for 24 years, having come from Newry, County Down, Ireland, on Sept. 22, 1857. She leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. May she rest in peace. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 45, Greencastle, Indiana, February 26, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The Funeral of John Osborne, father of Prof. J.H. Osborne of this city, occurred at Roachdale Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Osborne was an old and prominent citizen of Putnam county and had resided at Roachdale practically all of his life. His death Thursday was not unexpected as he had been in declining health for some time. (The Weekly Review, January 31, 1908; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
WESTLAND, Ind., March 9.—John Parker, a wealthy farmer, residing four miles east of this place, after a lingering illness died Saturday evening, aged seventy. He was a pioneer of that section of the country. He was one of the early members of the Walnut Ridge Society, of Friends, or which he has been quite prominent. The funeral services will be held at the Walnut Ridge Church, near his home, tomorrow. (The Indiana Journal, March 11, 1896)
David Pinkerton, of Floyd township, died on Sunday night after an illness of only a few hours. He attended Zion church Saturday night, and complained of not feeling well. He went to a neighbor's house Sunday morning, but soon returned home and went to bed. Medical aid was summoned, but before the physician arrived he was dead. Supposed to be spotted fever. Mr. Pinkerton was unmarried, and lived with his father. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 27 , no. 1, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 1, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Priest, Amelia Young Gordon
Obituary of Amelia Priest. Amelia Priest departed this life July 21, 1894, after a lingering illness borne with much patience.
Amelia Young was born April 25, 1825 in Virginia. She at an early age came to the state of Indiana with her parents and helped to clear and settle the home farm in Floyd township. In 1851 she was united in marriage to Josiah Gordon to whom two children were born, one dying in infancy, the other now Mrs. B. F. Duncan, residing at present in South Bend, Ind. In 1858 she was left a widow. May 11, 1863, she was married to H. B. Priest, to whom one child was born, Mrs. F. E. Talburt, now residing in Wichita, Kansas. February 26, 1880, death again robbed her of her husband. She was a woman who never forgot a kindness done her. Many times during her last illness she would say when friends sent flowers and eatables, "How good every one is to me; how can I ever repay their kindness." She was a member of the Christian church, joining in 1860; when health permitted her she never failed to attend.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to publicly express our deep gratitude to the many kind friends and neighbors, and particularly the quartet who rendered such beautiful music, and all who so kindly assisted us in our recent bereavement. MRS. F. E. TALBURT. MRS. B. F. DUNCAN. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Priest, David Badger
David Badger Priest was born in Montgomery county, Kentucky, Dec 22, 1825; died at his home, two miles north of Brick Chapel at 1:25 o'clock on May 19, 1904 having reached the advanced age of 78 years 4 months and 26 days. Deceased was the third son on Corbin and Fannie Priest, to whom ten children were born--nine sons and one daughter and all of whom together with the parents, are now dead, except James P. Priest, of Bainbridge and Oliver S. Priest of the same vicinity. David B. Priest came to this county from Kentucky with his parents arriving Nov. 30, 1829 and had continuesly resided in Monroe township ever since. He was married at the age of twenty five to Nancy Nelson who was also a native of Montgomery county Kentucky and who passed to the beyond about five years before her husband. To this union nine children were born, five of whom are now living, three sons, Charley C., Oliver C., and Eugene S who live in this county, and two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Van Hook and Mrs. Neva Davis, both of New Richmond, this state. (Greencastle Star Press, Greencastle, Indiana, May 27, 1904; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
BAINBRIDGE. Mrs. Emily Priest died last Saturday morning and was buried Sunday afternoon. Rev. O. F. Lane conducted the services. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
BAINBRIDGE. Mrs. Emily Priest died Saturday, July 21, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral occurred from the house Sunday, Rev. O. F. Lane conducting the services. (The Greencastle Democrat, vol. 3, no. 24, Greencastle, Indiana, Saturday, July 28, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mrs. Emily Priest one of the old and highly respected residents of Bainbridge, died on July 12, aged 70 years. Mrs. Priest had a host of friends who mourn her demise and sympathize with the bereaved relatives in their great loss. (Greencastle Star Press, Greencastle, Indiana, July 28, 1894; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Brick Chapel. Horace Priest, son of the late Corban Priest, who died last spring and who was also one of the old settlers of this part of the country, died at his home in Bainbridge, Thursday, and was buried here on Friday. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Priest, John C.
John C. Priest, 64 of Bainbridge died at the Putnam Co. Hospital wednesday afternoon 17 Sept 1936 as a result of a auto accident. Granddaughter Galene Davis 16, recieved fracture of the pelvis. (Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Prevo: Mrs. Samuel Cullop
Word was received here Thursday night of the death of Mrs. Samuel Cullop, age 53 years, of Terre Haute, which occurred in the hospital in that city at 10 o'clock Thursday night. Mrs. Cullop was a sister of S. C. Prevo of this town. She was well known in Greencastle. The deceased is survived by a husband and one daughter. The funeral services were held at West York, Ill., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Prevo and sons, Edgar, Henry and Gordon wen to West York Saturday to attend the services. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Mrs. E.R. Pruitt, Greencastle, IN. Aug.30,1897. Mrs. Alice Pruitt, wife of Eli R. Pruitt, a prominent contractor of this city, died this evening at her home in this city of typhoid fever.
RACCOON. The many friends of John Quinley, north of Parkersburgh, were shocked to learn of his sudden death Monday morning, July 23. He had been complaining for some time, but that morning he ate a hearty breakfast and went to the barn. The hired hand came out and found him lying in the lot bleeding at the mouth and nose. Mr. Quinley motioned toward the house, where the man went as fast as he could and notified the family. He never spoke after they reached him. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 1, no. 225, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, July 26, 1894; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Ragan, Jane Matthews
Obituary. Jane Ragan, eldest of a family of ten children of Anderson B. and Naomi Matthews, was born in Montgomery county, Virginia, Oct. 3d, 1812, died August 17, 1895. Removed with her parent's family to Floyd township, Putnam county, Ind., in the year 1827. United in marriage, May 1st 1828, with Reuben Ragan, the well-known nurseryman and pioneer horticulturist, and to this union twelve children, seven daughters and five sons were born, all of whom survive her, excepting Mrs. Nancy McCard, who died in 1862, and Mrs. Sallie Priest died in 1869. She survived her companion twenty six years, lacking two days, and at the time of her death was just seven years older than he was at his death, he having been born Oct. 5th, 1793 and died Aug. 19th, 1869. Thus the coincident of one day intervening between the day in the month of their births and one day in the deaths. The members of her family have preceeded her to the grave, excepting three sisters and one brother viz: Mrs. Ruth McAchran, Mattoon, Ill.; Mrs. Martha Knetzer, Fillmore; Mrs. Naomi Allen and James Matthews, Greencastle. The living of her children are Mrs. Mary Rosebro, Covington, Ind.; Wm. H. Ragan, Greencastle, Ind.; R. M. Ragan, Fillmore; Mrs. Hattie Moore, Greencastle, Ind.; Belle Ragan, Fillmore; J. W. Ragan, Fillmore; J. S. Ragan, Pueblo, Col.; Mrs. Jennie Welch, Lena, Ind.; Mrs. Amy Nicholson, Fillmore and H. H. Ragan, Salem, Oregon.
All of these were present during her sickness and all except the latter at the time of her death, he being called back to his home on account of the serious illness of his wife. Thirty-eight grandchildren have been born, nineteen or one half, are living, and seven grand children all living but one. In 1824 Mr. Ragan had built a residence, into which after marriage they established a home wherein were reared not only their own children but as many more grandchildren and orphans. Probably more persons have been entertained at this place, which by the way has the oldest residence room of any in Putnam county, than at any other private residence in the county. The funeral occurred on Monday, 19th, the twenty-sixth anniversary of Mr. Ragan's death, being held at the Christian church, conducted by the pastor W. H. Brown, assisted by Rev. Fred R. Rosebro, of Covington, Ind., and was more largely attended by elderly people than any ever held at this place; grand sons Charlie Priest, Artie Priest and Ernest Welch and grandsons-in-law N. E. Woods, Marion Allen and Dee Allen acting as pallbearers. Besides those mentioned outside the county, were Dr. John S. Ragan, Avon; Mrs. Catherine Ragan, Clayton; James A., William and Taylor Hadley; Mrs. Sallie Sheets and sister Mary M. Ragan, North Salem; Mrs. Mary E. Clark and Mrs. Naomi High, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Ragan, New Winchester; Albert Leachman, Knightsville; Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Woods, Stilesville. (The Daily Banner Times, vol. 2, no. 264, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, August 22, 1895; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Reeves, Mrs. Clay (Delilah)
Death of Mrs. Clay Reeves. Mrs. Clay Reeves, age 65 years, a well known resident of east Putnam county, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Vaughn, one mile west of Mount Meridian at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. Mrs. Vaughn was the daughter of Mrs. Reeves. The deceased is survived by the husband, three daughters and one son. The funeral was held at the Christian church in Fillmore at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning, followed by burial at Stilesville. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Correction. The obituary of the late Mrs. Clay Reeves as given to The Herald contained the statement that Mrs. Reeves was the daughter of William and Mary Ann McCrary. Her parents were William and Mary Ann Parish. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, February 11, 1916; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Delilah A. Parish Reeves was the daughter of William Parish and Mary Ann McCrary. She was born in Jefferson Township, Putnam County, Indiana in 1850 and died February 5, 1916. She married Henry Clay Reeves, he went by Clay. Delilah's brother, James Henry Parish, was a Civil War Vet. He survived the entire length of the war. Another brother, Joseph George Parish, married Lurinda Jane Lewis, daughter of John C. Lewis and Margaret Hodge. Joseph and Lurinda's daughter, Louella Ann Parish, married Rufus Elmer Stephens, and their daughter, Flora Ann Stephens, married Donald D. Flaherty of Shelby County, Illinois. Delilah had two or three more siblings including one named Mary E. (Submitted by John Flaherty)
William Reeves, a former citizen of Greencastle, died in Muncie on Sunday. He was formerly employed here in the nail mill and was well known. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Ridpath, John Clark
Putnam county, J.C. Ridpath Dead, Indiana's Distinguished Authors expires. His illness had extended over Several Months Brief Sketch of his career.
New York special: John Clark Ridpath, the historian died in the Presbyterian Hospital at 6:30 o' clock Tuesday evening from a complication of diseases. He had been a patient in the hospital since April 26 His wife and son, S.E. Ridpath, were at the bedside. The body was later removed from the hospital.
John Clark Ridpath, LL.D., was born in Putnam county, Indiana in April 1841. He was graduated from Asbury (now DePaw) University in 1863 taking first honors After serving as principal of the Academy at Thorntown, Ind. and as superintendent of the public schools at Lawrenceburg, he was called in 1869, to the chair of English literature at Depauw. He was transferred later to the chair of history and political philosophy. In 1875 he published his first book an "Academic History of the United States." In 1876 he published his Popular History of the United States." and after-wards "The Live and Work of Garfield His Cyclopedia of Universal History" was published in 1885. In 1885 he resigned his professorship in De Pauw and the vice presidency of the university, in order that he might devote his while time to writing. In 1893 he published his "Life and Work of James G. Blaine" and in 1894 his "Great Races of Mankind" He was engaged for ten years in preparing the material and four years in writing this work. In 1898 he published his "Live and Times of Gladstones," and a supplement to the "History of All Nations" He was for a time editor of the Arena Magazine of Boston. In 1896 he ran for Congress on the Democratic ticket in his home district in Indiana and was defeated by a small majority. (8/4/1900 Recorder; Transcribed by Erica Beatty)
Died, May 17, in Manhattan, Clairie Roberts, daughter of John Roberts, aged 23 years. (Banner Graphic, Greencastle, Indiana, May 24, 1879; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Scott, C. J.
Mr. C. J. Scott, of the Grand Central, died on Thursday afternoon last, of blood poisoning, after a long and painful illness. Funeral takes place Sunday afternoon. (The Greencastle Star, vol. 8, no. 45, Greencastle, Indiana, February 26, 1881; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died, at the residence of her father near Punamville, on Saturday, the 16th inst., Elizabeth, daughter of John C. and Fannie Seller, aged 30 years, three months and five days. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, October 28, 1858; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
George Shildmeyer, the well-known drayman of north Greencastle, died on Saturday evening, after a long illness, of dropsy and a number of diseases. The funeral occurred on Saturday at nine o'clock. Mr. Shildmeyer was 41 years of age and leaves a family of six children. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Shirley, Lieutenant James A.
WELL KNOWN IN PUTNAM. The funeral services of Lieutenant James A. Shirley, whose death occurred at his home in Plainfield on Friday, and who was the last surviving officer of Company E., First Indiana Heavy Artillery were held at the home Sunday afternoon. Among the Greencastle men who attended the services were: John L. Hillis, John Kellar, C. Reeves, L. Stoner, A. D. Hutcheson and W. P. Stoner. Lieutenant Shirley was well known throughout Putnam county. He was a second lieutenant in the company of heavy artillery organized in Putnam county. There were over two hundred in the company, the majority of whom were from this vicinity. The company was in many of the large battles of the civil war and many Putnam county men shed their blood for their country while serving with it. The death of Lieutenant Shirley leaves the survivers of the company without a man who was a commissioned officer. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
RUINED BY WHISKEY. At Last, Frenzied by Disgrace and Weak From Dissipation, Goldwin Siddons Ends All. Goldwin Siddons, the 25-year-old son of Thomas J. Siddons, the well known blacksmith of North Greencastle, committed suicide by hanging in the county jail on the afternoon of May 4, being the only inmate at the time. He had been arrested by officer Donnohue Wednesday evening in an intoxicated condition and also charged with stealing two chickens from Cal Hammonds. When sober Siddons was a well behaved, harmless and industrious young man of an unusually quiet disposition. One drink set up an uncontrollable mania for whiskey, and while on his last spree, during which he was evidently set in his right mind. he had been in the habit of picking up a chicken whenever he found one for the purpose of exchanging it for a few dimes to buy liquor. When Deputy Sheriff Foster brought the prisoner his supper the officer's knock at the wicket brought no response, Siddons was confined in the north tier of cells in the upper story of the jail. Upon investigation he found that the poor fellow had taken his life. He was hanging in the door of the middle cell, having used a short piece of heavy twine to commit the crime. The cord had served former prisoners as a line upon which to hang their towels and small laundried articles. It was evidently with much difficulty that he made it serve his purpose, but finally having attached it above the door he secured it around his neck, with not an inch to spare, kicked the bench from under him and slowly strangled to death. If he had changed his mind he could have easily recovered his footing and released himself, but was evidently determined to die. He partook of a hearty dinner at noon and committed the deed shortly afterward as the body was perfectly cold when discovered by the deputy. Siddons had been fined by the Mayor for intoxication but was given to understand that nothing would be said about the chicken case. The coroner was summoned by Mr. Foster and returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The remains were interred at Filmore Sunday, funeral services being conducted here by Elder Morris and at the grave by Rev. Brown. Siddons attended the First ward school when a lad and was well known to all the young men of the north side of town. Dr. G.W. Smythe, who had been his physician, stated to a reporter the deceased was afflicted with spinel trouble. (Greencastle Democrat, May 12, 1894; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
DIED. SIGLER--In Clinton township, Sept. 23, of consumption, Mary, wife of John Sigler, aged 28 years. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 37, no. 39, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, September 26, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Singleton, W. H.
FUNERAL OF W. H. SINGLETON AT BAINBRIDGE WEDNESDAY. The funeral of W. H. Singleton, whose death occurred at Grafton, Ohio, Tuesday, was held in the Christian church at Bainbridge, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Burial was in the Bainbridge Cemetery. (Greencastle Herald, vol. 14, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 19, 1922; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Small, O. M.
O. M. Small died on Thursday afternoon, at the County Poor House, where he had made his home for a long time. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 6, no. 10, Thursday, April 11, 1912; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
Levi Springer, a student boarding with Mr. Lilly at this place, died on the 16th inst. His parents reside in Sullivan county Ind. He was in the 22nd year of his age. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, October 20, 1858; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Eva, daughter of Mr. David Stanley, died at the family residence in this city on Thursday last, of scarlet fever, after a short illness of only four days. Another daughter, Lillie, is also afflicted with the same disease. At this writing the symptoms are that she will recover. (Greencastle Star, Greencastle, Indiana, July 31, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Died, on Oct. 25, 1881, in Marion tp., of Puerperal fever, Olive, wife of Miron Stanley, aged 20 years. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, vol. 29, no. 43, Thursday, October 27, 1881; Transcribed and Contributed by SallyH)
DIED. STONER--Last Thursday night at 9 1/2 o'clock, FRANKEY, infant son of Lycurgus Stoner. (Greencastle Banner, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, April 14, 1870; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Tennant, John Grig
On Tuesday evening died in Greencastle at the advanced age of eighty-eight years, John Grig Tennant. Mr. Tennant had been ill for some time, and died from old age, superinduced by an attack of the grippe. He was one of the oldest and best known residents of the city and had lived in Putnam county the greater part of his long life. Deceased would have completed his eighty-eigth year on February 1. He leaves a widow and two children, Flint Tennant, of Goodland, Kas., and Mrs. J. D. Reed, who resides at the family home, corner of Seminary and Arlington streets. The funeral will occur on Saturday, pending the arrival of Mr. Flint Tennant. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
BELLE UNION. Fred Terry passed away Friday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Terry. The funeral services were held at New Providence church Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. W. E. Gill, of Cloverdale, and Rev. R. E. Masten of this place. Interment was in the Providence cemetery. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, June 20, 1919; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The death of Fred Terrey, age 35 years, occurred at 7 o'clock this morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Terry, at Belle Union. Mr. Terry was employed as a barber at the Timmons barber shop at the time he was taken ill last winter. At that time he resided with his wife and child on east Washington street. During the winter he suffered an attack of influenza from which he never fully recovered. He never was able to resume work, his heart being affected by the disease. His health gradually became worse and for the past few weeks little hope for his recovery had been entertained. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, June 13, 1919; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
The funeral of Fred Terry, who died Friday, will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Providence church, south of Mount Meridian. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the service. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Saturday, June 14, 1919; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Terry, Grace Riley
The body of Mrs. Grace Riley Terry of Danville, Ill., who's death occurred following an operation in a Danville hospital, will be brought to Fillmore, where services will be held Thursday. Mrs. Terry formerly resided near Fillmore. (Greencastle Herald, Greencastle, Indiana, Wednesday, January 28, 1920; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Terry, Vandiver Earl
Earl Terry Is Called By Death. Earl Terry, west Columbia street, died early Wednesday morning at the Putnam county hospital, where he had been a patient since Sunday. He had been in ill health for the past six months.
Mr. Terry was born in Jefferson Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Terry. He was well known in Greencastle where he had lived for many years. For several years Mr. Terry was employed at the Zinc Mill. He was 51 years old.
Surviving are two sons, James Terry of near Greencastle and Dick Terry of Cleveland, Ohio; and one sister, Ollie, of Miami, Fla.
Friends may call at the Rector Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock from the Rector Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. (The Daily Banner, vol. 52, no. 281, Greencastle, Indiana, Wednesday, September 13, 1944; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Morton. Elizy Thomas, an old and well-known citizen, of Morton, died on Sunday, having reached his 83 year. He had resided in Putnam county over fifty years, having removed to this State from Kentucky. It is said that he never went outside of Indiana afterwards, nor did he he ever travel on a railroad car. His children, eleven in number, were all at his bedside when he died. The deceased leaves a large estate in lands, money and notes. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 37, no. 39, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, September 26, 1889; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Todd, James William
James William, only son of Ora and Della Todd, was born February 10, 1912, and departed this life December 5, 1913, being one year, nine months and twenty-five days old at the time of his death.
His time in this world was very short but plenty long enough that he will be greatly missed by his father, mother, and two little sisters, who he has left to mourn his sudden departure.
One short month has passed
Since came the awful message,
That called him to his home on high;
We received no warning of it,
Not suspecting such was nigh.
The bitter grief, a shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear;
Short was his life, short was his pain,
Great was our loss, much more God's gain.
How sweet are the memories of those we love,
Who has gone on before us, to heaven above;
Though sad be the parting which fills us with pain,
Thank God for the promise of meeting again. --A Friend
(Greencastle Daily Herald., Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, January 1, 1914; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Tuesday morning at nine o'clock, Harry Tribby died at his home on east Washington street. His death was caused by pneumonia, brought on by overwork in school and a skating trip in which he completely exhausted himself. Two years ago Mr. Tribby had a severe attack of pneumonia which obliged him to leave school for that year. He was a member of the junior class in DePauw university and also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The funeral, which took place from College Avenue church, was largely attended. School work was adjourned and the students attended in a body. Deceased was about twenty years of age and was much liked by all who knew him. He was a son of J. H. Tribby. (The Greencastle Banner Times, vol. 41, no. 4, January 27, 1893; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Vancil, Amanda Malinda Scott
Malinda Vancil Obituary. Mrs. Malinda Vancil November 13, 1930. Malinda Vancil widow of S.W.Vancil and a pioneer of this section of Umatilla County, passed away Thursday morning, November 13, at 2:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. U.W. Carney in Milton. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Munselle chapel, Rev. T.S. Wheeler conducting the service. Interment will be made in Milton Odd Fellows cemetery.
Amanda Scott was born in Indiana April 28, 1850, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Scott. At the end of the civil war the family joined an emigrant train bound for the Oregon country, making the long journey across the plains by oxen. They settled on the homestead on Pine creek one mile below Weston. She was married to Samuel Vancil January 27,1868, and they established their new home on the homestead on Couse Creek about 7 miles from Milton, where their entire married life was spent. Mr. Vancil dies about 17 years ago and since that time Mrs. Vancil has made her home with her daughter in Milton, but still retained the old homestead.
Four children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Vancil, all of whom are living. They are William N. of John Day, Robert F, Mrs. Anna Carney and Mrs. Lillie Huntley of Milton.
There are 26 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaret Sheets of Joseph, Oregon and two brothers Henry Scott of Milton and D.F. Scott of Newport, Oregon. (Contributed and Typed by Alva James)
Ware, Mary O'Flyng
Mrs Mary Ware, nee O'FIyng, died at Greencastle, lnd, on the 27th ult. Deceased was well and favorably known to a great many of our citizens. (Date: 1880-03-04; Paper: Repository)
Mrs. M. H. Ware died Friday afternoon of consumption. She came from her home in Galveston, Texas, last September to visit her sister, Mrs. L. O. Robinson, and soon after arriving became prostrated with the disease which occasioned her death. Services were held at College Avenue church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Dr. Joyce, and the body was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. She was a member of the Protestant Episcopal church, and was a native of New York. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 10, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 4, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Watson, Elizabeth Due
Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, age 24 the daughter of Ed Due, a well known colored man, who resides near Brick Chapel, died at her home in Indianapolis Saturday morning at 6 o'clock. Her death was caused by enlargement of the heart. The body arrived here on the 11:48 Vandalia train Thursday and was taken to the Baptist church near Brick Chapel where the funeral was held. Burial was in the Brick Chapel cemetery. The deceased is survived by a husband and two daughters. (Herald-Democrat, Greencastle, Indiana, January 30, 1914; Submitted by Teresa Haines Rigney)
Wilkerson, Wife of Jehu
Brick Chapel. Scarcely a week passes but what we note the burial of some one at this place. It is the wife of Jehu Wilkerson, of Bainbridge, this time. She was interred here Sunday last. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 11, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 11, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Carpentersville. George Wright, aged 78 years, died Saturday. He had only been sick a few days with pleurisy. He was well respected and beloved by all. His old age seemed to be linked with trouble, his house having burned the early part of the winter, and the old man died in the woodhouse, which had been fixed up very snugly, and been occupied by him since the fire. Saturday night his son, Lafayette, was taken very sick with pneumonia, but is reported better. (Greencastle Banner, vol. 28, no. 11, Greencastle, Indiana, Thursday, March 11, 1880; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)
Wright, Rev. H. D.
The body of Rev. H. D. Wright, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sellars of this town, whose death occurred at his home near Centerville, on Sunday, arrived here Wednesday afternoon on the Vandalia train, due here at 4:11 o'clock. The body was taken direct to the Locust Street church, where short services were held. Rev. Beck, assisted by Dr. S. B. Town conducted the services Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Rev. Wright is survived by a widow and two children. Mrs. Wright formerly was Miss Sallie Sellars of this town. The pallbearers were: Theodore Crawley, E. H. Snider, Jacob Eitel, E. A. Hamilton, Arthur Myers and R. A. Confer. The Modern Woodmen had charge of the service. (Star-Democrat, vol. 7, no. 18, Greencastle, Indiana, Friday, May 26, 1911; Contributed and Typed by SallyH)