ADDINGTON, Joseph M.
Joseph M. Addington,
age 68 years one of the pioneers of eater Indiana, died at his home, 2
miles south of Ridgeville, this morning. Mr. Addington was born near
Richmond, IN, and when 4 yrs old came to Randolph County with his parents;
who settled on their farm on Bear creek, near where he died today. In 1849
Mr. Addington crossed the plains, to California in a company of 100,
suffering great privation, and engaged in gold mining, with limited
success. He then went to Oregon, and returned to the “States” in 1857 to
enlist against the Indians. He came back to Randolph County in 1869 and
settled on a part of the old homestead, where he died. Mr. Addington was
the second of a family of 11, of whom a sister and 2 brothers survive him.
He never married. Internment Feb. 5,1898.
Orville Arnold dead.
Greenville, O. ---
Funeral services for Orville Arnold, local race driver who died at the
Greenville Hospital Friday evening from injuries received in a test run at
the local speedway earlier in the evening, will be conducted from the
Central Avenue Church of the Brethren at 2 p. m. Monday. Interment will be
in the Manuel Cemetery near Coletown.
relatives include his mother, Mrs. Emma Arnold, with whom he resided at
207 Anderson Ave., seven sisters and two brothers. The brothers and
sisters are: Arthur and Granville, Greenville, Mrs. David Vanatta and Mrs.
Millard Spitler, Phillipsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Richard Stocksdale, Hillgrove;
Mrs. Esther Midlam, Union City; Mrs. Hazel Geragosian, Cleveland, Ruth and
Helen, at home.
[Date: Tuesday, September 18, 1934, Paper: Union City
dies in Arizona.
A message has been
received here announcing the death in Arizona of Vernon Baker. Mr. Baker
was well known here and a former resident of this community but has been
living for several years at Parker,Ind. Owing to failing health he went to
Arizona two years ago and his death occurred there Saturday
Mr. Baker was a
nephew of Albert Baker, a prominent stock raiser five miles northeast of
Union City and a cousin of Mrs. LeRoy Mote. The remains will be brought to
Parker for burial and funeral services will be held there Tuesday. Mr.
Baker and son and Mr. and Mrs. Mote will attend the funeral services on
[Date: Monday, September 24, 1934, Paper: Union
City Evening Times]
body to be returned to Winchester today.
--- Representatives of a local funeral firm left here today for Streator,
111., to return the body of Pat Blansett, local parachute jumper, who fell
to his death there while attempting to make a triple parachute leap as
part of a Fourth of July celebration.
directors are expected to return here about noon when funeral arrangements
will probably be announced. In all of Blansett's local jumps he had
requested a local mortician to be present with an ambulance and the
requests had been complied with. However, in spite of many rough landings,
the parachute jumper had
never been more than
badly shaken up.
The victim was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Maldo Blansett, living four miles south of Winchester.
His wife was with him at the time of the accident in Streator. She is the
daughter of Roll Catron of Winchester.
[Date: Friday, July 6, 1934, Paper: Union City
J. I. Boomershine found dead in shed by workers. - Was
night watchman at Gasson farm; Tentative rites set for tomorrow.
Greenville, O., Oct. 2.
--- John I, Boomershine, 52 years old, a night watchman at the Gasson
poultry farm near Versailles, was found dead in a small shed there at 7
o'clock Monday morning by fellow employees.
Coroner R. J. Marker, who investigated said death was
due to a heart attack, which evidently occurred four or five hours before
the body was discovered.
Boomershine was a native of the Versailles vicinity
and had passed his entire life there. He had been employed at the Gasson
farm for several years.
He leaves a widow, two children, Ralph, at home, and
Mrs. Bridget Lantz, of Dayton, O.; two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Boomershine who only
recently recovered from the effects of a surgical operation, has been
visiting with her daughter in Dayton for the last week.
Pending her return to
Versailles no definite burial arrangements will be completed, although
tentative plans call for services at the St. Denis Catholic Church
Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in St. Valbert's cemetery near
[Date: Tuesday, October 2, 1934, Paper: Union City
death of Editor I. M. Bridgeman of the Winchester Journal-Herald, which
took place at Indianapolis, Ind. Monday, this county loses one of the most
prominent and beloved citizens. A man of sterling integrity, and the type
of man who was universally loved and respected by all who knew him.
He was a man of strong
temperance and during his long newspaper career, refused to take any
advertising matter that was frowned upon by the religious
man dies at his post of duty, as did Editor Bridgeman, it is fitting that
due homage should be paid to his life's career, for he was plain spoken,
unassuming and kindly in disposition and above all a true friend.
Personally the Times is
saddened by his demise, for he was ever a close fraternal friend of this
newspaper, during our years of close affiliation it was a pleasure to be
with him, both socially and in a business way and he was one of those many
in the newspaper business who could be trusted for his utmost co-operation
under any and all circumstances. He never double-crossed a lifelong
friend, but on the other hand, did everything possible within his power to
advance the work of journalism.
He was absolutely unselfish, always thoughtful of
others and ever doing something to promote their happiness. His
characteristics were what Wadsworth calls:
The best portion of a good man's life--
His little, nameless,
unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
[Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday
afternoon at the Winchester Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. G. M.
Payne, pastor, assisted by Rev. Jackson of the Christian Church. No burial
place was named. He was survived by a widow but she was not
[Date: Tuesday, October 2, 1934, Paper: Union City
BROWNE, General Thomas
The Well Known Ex-Congressman Dies Suddenly of
Hemorrhage of the Lungs.
Gen. Thomas M. Browne died at his home in Winchester,
yesterday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, from hemorrhage of the left lung, Ever
since he gave up his active duties as a member of Congress from this
district, and even long before that time, his health has been on the
decline; so much so, indeed, that for the past three months much of the
time he was not able to be about town, except when assisted to and from by
carriage. A few weeks ago he visited the Martinsville health resort and
experienced some relief. He went a second, and, only last week, a third
time, taking with him on his last trip his old body guard and servant, O.
Soon after reaching Martinsville he became so ill
that members of his family were sent for. Thursday evening they returned
with him to his "old home" and yesterday morning, in the presence of his
immediate household and of his family physician, who was just making
preparations to examine him, his spirit left the mortal body and sped to
the great beyond. The funeral will occur Monday, at 2 p.m. from his
residence and will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity. Thomas
McClellan Browne was born at New Paris, Ohio, April 19, 1829. His father,
John A. Browne, was a native of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and his mother
was born in Cane Ridge, Bourbon county, Kentucky. He remained with his
parents until the death of his mother, which occurred In 1813, This
misfortune broke up his father’s family, and Thomas Browne, then thirteen
years of age, was apprenticed to a merchant In Spartanburg, Randolph
county, Indiana. Leaving him there, his father removed to Grant county,
Kentucky, where he died in the year 1805. The rare ability energy and
probity which formed the basis of the character of his master impressed
themselves upon the mind and ultimately upon the life of the young man. In
this situation he learned the rudiments of success in business—attention,
method, energy, dispatch and a strict adherence to truth. He learned
more—being brought up in daily contact with the people—he acquired a
knowledge of their modes of thought and action, which has been of great
advantage to him throughout his career as a professional and public man.
In the spring of 1818 Mr. Browne removed to Winchester and began
the study of law. While thus engaged he attended,
during one short session, the Randolph County Seminary. This was his only
opportunity of going to school, except his casual and brief attendance at
the schools in the village before going to Winchester. Such, however, was
his faithfulness in study that few persons unacquainted with his early
life and advan-
tages would have been led to
think, from their intercourse with him, either in public or private life,
that he had not enjoyed the advantage of a liberal education and thorough
culture. Few public men in the State possessed a wider or more thorough
legal, political and general knowledge than he, and none were better able
to convey it to others. Once fairly engaged in the profession of that law,
being a gifted and eloquent pleader, he then acquired a large and
profitable business. In 1863 Mr. Browne entered with meal and energy upon
the graver and more trying duties of a soldier. He assisted in recruiting
the Seventh Indiana Cavalry, was elected captain of Company B, and before
leaving the State for the field was promoted to the rank of
lieutenant-colonel. With his regiment he served in Tennessee, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. He took part in the raids of Gens. Qrlerson
and Smith through Tennessee and Mississippi. In the battle of Guntown,
Mississippi, June 10,1861, he was wounded, and his horse shot from under
him. His commanding officer, by special order, commended both him and his
command for gallant
conduct in that engagement,
and he was soon afterward promoted to the colonelcy of his regiment,
receiving the rank of brevet bilgadier-general, for gallant and
meritorious conduct, conspicuously displayed, from the hands of President
Lincoln. During the winter of 1865 and 1866 he was in command of the
United States forces at Sherman, Texas. In this position, while holding
the reins of authority with firmness, he manifested so much moderation,
gentleness and kindness as to win golden opinions. When he returned to his
home in Indiana he left many devoted friends in the South. Mr. Browne's
career in his profession and in politics illustrates what a man with
meager opportunities can do if he has the will and brains. He was admitted
to the bar of the Circuit Courts at Indiana in August 1849, and to that of
the Supreme Court in May, 1851. Before he was twenty-one years of age he
was elected prosecuting attorney of Randolph county, in which position he
served two years, from 1855 he was elected prosecuting attorney of the
Thirteenth judicial circuit, and was re-elected in 1857, and again in
1859, and discharged all the duties with marked ability. In 1891 he was
elected to the State Senate, and took a leading part in its proceedings
during the session. In 1801 he was elected to the State Senate to fill a
vacancy caused by the resignation of General Stone, and while in the
Senate distinguished himself as one of the leaders in the celebrated
revolt against the treasonable designs of the Democratic party in trying
to deprive Governor Morton of his rightful powers as Governor of the
State. While he was yet a Senator he served for a short time on the staff
of Gen. Thomas J. Woods, and while serving in that capacity he
participated in the battle of Shiloh. In April, 1869, General Browne was
appointed United States attorney for the district of Indiana, by President
Grant. This position he resigned in August, 1872, after having filled the
office with distinguished ability. General Browne was nominated for
Governor in 1872 by the Republican State convention on the second ballot,
over two of the ablest and most deservedly popular men in the
State—Godlove S. Orth and Gen. Benjamin Harrison—but was defeated by
Thomas Hendricks by the small number of 1,000 votes. He was elected to
Congress from the Fifth district in 1870, and again in 1878, defeating the
popular Democratic nominee, W. S. Holinan, by a handsome majority. In 1879
the Legislature reorganized his congressional district, and he was again
nominated for the new district in 1880, and carried it over Col. M. H.
Miller, his Democratic opponent, by a majority of 9,460, He was elected
again and again, but voluntarily retired at the close of the Fifty-Second
Congress. General Browne was the chair-man of several important committees
during his long career in Congress and several important laws are now on
the statute books is the result of his untiring real and hard work. In
March, 1849, he married Miss Mary J. Austin, of New Paris, 0., and one
child resulted from the union, a boy, who died in his twelfth year. The
deceased was prominent in Masonry and Odd fellowship, and, while not a
member of any denomination, his preferences lay with the Christian church.
[Date: July 18, 1891, Paper:
Connersville Daily News, Page 2]
Sad Death. - Mrs.
Fay Burkett passes away following an operation. She was taken suddenly ill
at her home yesterday.
The news of the
death of Mrs. Fay Burkett, which occurred this morning about eleven
o'clock, was a great shock to the community for she was a young woman of
fine character, and was popular in a large circle of friends. She was in
apparently good health up until yesterday morning. She grew rapidly worse
and she was on the verge of convulsions when it was found that the only
hope left was an operation which was performed this
However, owing to
her condition, her vitality had sunk to such a low level that she could
not recover, and at a few minutes to eleven o'clock her spirit took its
Mrs. Fay Burkett
was formerly Miss Frances Fernsler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Fernsler,
of South State Line road. She was a bride of only a few months and was
married to Fay Burkett last April and she was only twenty-two years of
Many friends will
mourn her death and the Times joins them in extending heartfelt sympathy
to the heart broken young husband and sorrow stricken
[Date: Friday, September 28, 1934, Paper: Union City
William Ellsworth Burnsworth aged 29 years,
whose home is at Winchester, Ind., died from tuberculosis at the Irene
Byron Hospital at 11 o'clock Thursday night. The young man was a
blacksmith by trade and a widower. he contracted tuberculosis while in the
army during the World War and was sent to the local tubercular hospital,
where it was hoped he would regain his health.
body was received by Kiaehn & Sons, who today shipped it to
[Date: July 16, 1920, Paper:
Fort Wayne News Sentinel]
BUTLER, MRS. E.H.
Winchester, Ind. July 31Mrs. Butler, wife of Prof. E.H. Butler, for
many years superintendent of the schools of this city and later of
Rushville, died of consumption. She was forty-one years of age, and was
the daughter of John Richardson, of this city, and a sister of Mrs.
Lillian Holmes, of Muncie.
[Date: August 2, 1899,
Paper: Indiana State Journal]
CARDELLO, Theresa W. 84,
passed away Thursday morning, May 25, 2006. Visitation and services will
be private. Services are entrusted to Thornburg Memorial Chapel, Parker
[Date: Thursday, May
25, 2006, Submitted by Ida Recu]
COBLE, Ella Smith
DEATH OF MRS. MILES
COBLE, NEE ELLA SMITH, OF WINCHESTER
Winchester, Ind., March 30. -Two years ago to-morrow
Miles Coble, at that time surveyor of Randolph county, married Ella M.
Smith, daughter of Alexander Smith, a wealthy farmer living east of this
city. Miss Smith was a beautiful and accomplished maiden of nineteen
years. They lived happily together for several months, but one day,
shortly after his term of office as surveyor expired, Coble departed and
his friends know nothing of his whereabouts. Soon after the flight it was
discovered that he was short a few hundred dollars, but his father, who is
a well-to-do and highly respected citizen of this city, made good the
shortage. From the time of his departure his wife has seemed utterly
heart-broken, and steadily declined in health until yesterday, when death
came. Her sad life and death has cast a gloom over the neighborhood, where
she was universally loved and respected. She leaves one child, a bright
[Date: Wednesday, April 1, 1896, Paper: The
Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) ; pg. 5 Submitted by Candi]
Mrs. Mary Corey,
one of the best known women of this section, passed away Sunday, at near
12 o'clock, at Hot Springs, Ark. The remains accompanied by her daughters,
Mrs. E.D. Hughes and Mrs. Manando McCabe and the latter's husband, F.M.
McCabe, arrived here Monday evening and taken to the country home, now
occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Benbow, where funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Robert Thompson, of Greenfield,
Mrs. Etta Porter,
Mrs. Ralph Worl and Miss Grace Chamness, with Mrs. Warbinton at the organ,
singing "Asleep in Jesus," "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" and " Jesus Savior
were B.F. Mason, Wm H. Porter, Joe Benbow, T.B. Allen, David Niccum and
J.M. Worl. Interment was made in West Lawn.
tributes were sent by friends from Chicago, Hot Springs, Greencastle,
Logansport, Hagerstown and other places.
Mrs. Corey was a
devoted member of the Baptist church, and lived an exemplary life. She
taught the beanties of a perfect life by example rather than by precept
and her conduct was at all times a pattern for correct
obituary was read at the funeral obsequies.
" Mary A Corey was
born July 8, 1841, in Randolph County, Ind., and died at Hot Springs,
Arkansas, March 12, 1910, aged 68 years, eight months and four
She was married to
Cornelius Corey, of Henry County, Ind., in 1861, where they resided for a
number of years, and later removed to their farm home near Hagerstown,
where they lived until three years since, at which time she with her
daughter Manando, removed to Greencastle.
A few months since
she began declining in health and sought relief in the bathes at Hot
Springs. She obtained no relief, but grew gradually weaker, realizing that
life was rapidly ebbing. Having always lived the life of a Christian, she
feared not death, the only sting being the parting with children and
friends. She sank quietly to sleep, being tenderly cared for by her
children to the end.
possessed many excellent attributes of character. The prevailing sentiment
controlling her life was love, and her time and talents were given to the
advancement of the welfare of her family and others who were associated
with her. Love for her husband, her children and her home made life a
sweet reality and she now peacefully rests.
The husband and
father, Cornelius Corey, passed away several years since, and we place a
dear mother by his side to await the Great Day."
children and grandchildren, there are many friends to mourn their
[Source: Date: March 17, 1910,
Paper: Hagerstown Exponet: Transcribed by Tam
WINCHESTER, Sept 4.-- The death of
Edmund Engle, a pioneer of Randolph county, is announced. He was 65 years
old, and during the war he served with the Sixty-ninth. Indiana. He was a
well know and highly esteemed citizen.
Thursday, September 5, 1895, Paper: American Noncomformist, Indaiana,
On Tuesday, John Ennis, an aged and respected citizen of
Winchester, fell dead in his door-yard. The deceased was in the enjoyment
of his usual health. The cause of death was heart
[Date: November 9, 1879,
Paper: Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel, Indiana, Page 5]
George Gephart, a Pan-Handle brakeman, was cut to pieces by
cars at Ridgeville, Ind.
24 Sep 1889 Paper: Newark Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio) - Submitted
by Cathy Shultz]
Accidentally shot Himself
Winchester Ind. Jan 2., this morning while out
Harmon, of this city, accidentally shot himself and died two hours
later, after being brought home. The shot entered the abdomen just above
the hip and passed through the body.
[Date: January 4, 1899, Paper: Indiana State Journal]
HARPER, Nancy A.
Born September 18, 1834 near
Oxford, Ohio, died January 8, 1901, aged 66 years 4 months 20 days.
Married Richard G. VANDEGRIFT December 2, 1851 in Randolph county,
Indiana. Five children, one infant preceding in death. Moved to Fulton
county in 1854, remaining until her death. Presbyterian at Mt. Zion.
Funeral by Rev. Geo. Lockhart.
Goodlow Hays, who lived three miles
northwest of town, died very suddenly at his home last Friday evening. His
death was a shock to the entire neighborhood as he had just returned home
from town and remarked to his wife that he never felt better in his life
and went out and did the evening work, came in the house, sat down and
expired in a few minutes. Funeral took place from the home Monday AM.
Interment in the Maxview cemetery near Farmland in Randolph
[Source: Date: April 25, 1912, Paper:
Hagerstown Exponent, Page: 2, Transcribed by Tam
Wm. J. Hook. - Answers the call of the Grim
Reaper Sunday afternoon. - For many years a citizen of Union City which he
helped to build up.
Rich in years and
rich in achievement, William J. Hook answered his maker's call Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. During his long life, lacking only 10 years to
round out the century mark, he kept his vitality and the use of his
faculties to within a comparatively short time before the sands of time
William J. Hook was born in Montreal, Canada, August 15,
1844, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hook, who were born in
He with his
parents first located at Troy, New York but soon emigrated to Wisconsin
and then came to Indiana in 1889. His father was a cooper, who died in
1885, his widow survived until 1895.
Mr. Hook was
educated in the common schools of Wisconsin, and with his brother, Charles
S. Hook, entered business when only 16 yearsold.
He went to Cardington, O. where he was married to
Mary J. St. John, and to them eight children were born. In 1868 he began
the manufacture of wooden ware with his brother Chas. S. Hook. In 1877 he
came to Union City and located in the same kind of business on the East
Side of our city, the factory becoming known far and wide
as the Hook Brothers Buttertub factory and it built
up a nation- wide business. This business was continued until 1898 when
the plant was destroyed by fire.
About twenty years ago he moved to Oak Park, 111. and
with the exception of summers in Union City spent most of the last ten
years of his life in St. Petersburg, Fla., with his son Warren S.
After the death of Warren, Mr. Hook came to reside
with his son Charles in the old family home, 609 North Howard street. He
was a staunch Republican in politics and a member of the Baptist
William J. Hook was held in respect and highest
esteem by his fellowmen and his parting marks the going of a man who did
much for its upbuilding of the city of his adoption and this added to his
many deeds of kindness, tho but little known, will cause him to be long
remembered as a benefactor and a good
He is survived by one son Charles S. Hook and two
daughters, Mrs. Charles Pier, wife of a former pastor of the local
Presbyterian church, and Mrs. Mary Simms. Also five
The funeral will
be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home on North Howard
made in the Union City Cemetery. Arrangements by the Fraze Funeral
September 24, 1934, Paper: Union City Evening Times]
Paris Green And AcidWinchester
Ind., July 24, 1899 Job Jeffrey, a Farmer near Winchester, Tried to Take
Job Jeffrey, fifty years old, a prosperous
farmer living five miles northwest of this city one of the trustees and
leading members of the North White River Christian Church, attempted to
commit suicide at his home yesterday by taking a dose of paris green and
carbolic acid combined, His son Thomas, nineteen years old, was present at
the time the attempt was made and caught the bottle as his father was in
the act of swallowing its contents. In the scuffle that followed the
bottle was broken and the contents dashed upon the face and neck of the
father and over the hand of the son, badly burning both of them. It is
believed the attempt was the result of temporary mental aberration.
[Date: July 26, 1899, Paper: Indiana State Journal]
J.W. Jurger, aged 60, died this morning at his
residence. He was a prominent Odd Fellow and a member of the G.A.R. he
served in the 10th Indiana and in the 19th Unites States Battery. He
leaves a widow and 1 daughter, the wife of H.A. Browne, of this city. Mr.
Jurger died of stomach trouble contracted while in the war. He was also
wounded during the war and drew a pension.
6,1898, Winchester, IN.]
MARSH, Judge Albert
IN RESPECT TO LATE JUDGE A.O.
MARSH DECATUR, Ind., Oct 31--Judge D.D. Heller,
president of the Adams county bar, has called a meeting for nine o’clock
to-morrow when action will be taken in respect to Judge Albert O. Marsh,
72, of Winchester, whose Death occurred last night at Indianapolis, and
also served two terms as judge of the Randolph circuit court. He leaves a
widow to whom he was married about two years ago. She was formerly Mrs.
M.B. Miller, of this city and is the mother of Mrs. L.G. Ellingham, of
Indianapolis. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.
November 1912 Paper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette]
Harry E. Marshall
Winchester, Ind. --- Harry E.
Marshall, 49 years old, died at his home four miles southeast of Lynn,
Tuesday at 6 a. m.
Surviving are the widow,
Lucille, one brother, Ollie D. Marshall Richmond; one sister, Florence
Wessell of Lynn; two half-sisters, Elizabeth Kohlinbrink and Pauline
Cutter, both of Richmond.
Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2 p. m. at the home in charge of Rev. Ira Johnson. Burial will
be in the Arba Cemetery.
[Date: 09-19-1934, Paper: Union Evening
MOYER, Elizabeth Christian
Elizabeth Christian Moyer, an old resident of Randolph County, is dead at
[Source: Date: December 12, 1899, Paper:
The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, Transcribed by Tam
MURRAY, W. H.
WINCHESTER, Ind., Jan. 15.—W. H. Murray, an old
soldier living here, died last night, aged fifty-six. Three years ago he
had a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered. The more
immediate cause of his death was an injury received election night on
account of a stampede in a crowded hall, where a fire was started from
the. overturning of a lamp. The funeral will be In charge of the G. A. R.
post of this city.
January 20, 1897, Paper Indiana State Journal, Indiana, Page 1]
OLD FORT WAYNE
Col. H.H. Neff, a
Veteran Newspaper Man of Winchester, is Dead
WINCHESTER, Ind., Oct. 5-Col. H.H. Neff, who
had lived in this city for almost sixty-five years, died at his home
Friday night at the age of 85 years. He was born near Eaton on June 5,
1815. At the age of 17 he went to Eaton and learned the printers trade. A
little later he worked on the Sentinel, published at Liberty, Ind. From
Liberty he went to Fort Wayne, where he worked on the first paper
published there. At the time there were only two houses between this city
and Fort Wayne, one near where Portland now stands, on the Salamonie
River, and the other on the banks of the Wabash river, near Decatur. He
settled here in 1838 and in 1843 started the first paper published in the
county, the Winchester Patriot. He was in the legislature of 1847, and it
was largely through his efforts that that body granted a charter to the
old Indianapolis & Bellefontaine railroad. Later he served as clerk of
He was active in the formation of the 124th Indiana regiment, and when it was mustered
in to service became captain of Company G. later major and finally colonel
of the regiment. He was always public spirited and took a lively interest
in the welfare of his city. Both of his daughters, Mrs. Fisher, wife of
Capt. J.S. Fisher, and Mrs. Teal, widow of Capt. Asa Teal of Pittsburg
were with him at the time of his death. They, with his widow and two
grandchildren are his immediate relatives. His funeral will take place
Monday afternoon and will be in charge of the Knights Templars of Muncie.
The burial will be in the Fountain Park cemetery, this city.
[Date: Monday, October 6, 1902, Paper:
Fort Wayne Morning Journal Gazette]
[Died], on the 1st of 4th month, 1865, Elisha Peacock, aged 34 years,
3 months and 3 days, som of Amos and Hannah Peacock; a member of White
River Monthly Meeting, Ind.
[Friends’ Review, A Religious Literary and
Miscellaneous Journal Vol. XVIII Fourth Month 29, 1865 No. 35 Pg.
[Died], at her home near Plainfield, Indiana, Third
1900, Mary Peacock, wife of William Peacock, in the eighty-third year of
her age; a member of Plainfield Monthly Meeting of Friends. She was a firm
believer in the doctrines and testimonies of early Friends; she faced
death with Christian fortitude, saying that her work in the family and
church had been done, and that there seemed nothing more for her to do but
to die. Her family and friends have a comfortable hope that her end was
peace and that she was gathered into the heavenly garner as a shock of
corn fully ripe.
[The Friend, A
Religious Literary and Literary Journal Vol. LXXIII /Seventh-Day, Sixth
Month, 2, 1900 / No. 46 Pg. 368
Submitted by Carrie V. Tuck
RABEY, Mathew Harlan
Ex-county treasurer Matthew Harlan Rabey, age 40,of
this city, died at his home here this morning of aenemia. The deceased was
one of the most popular men of this city and county, where he had a host
of friends. He served as treasurer of the county from 1893-1895, since
which time he has been engaged in the insurance business. He was K. of P.
and one of the supreme officers of the Protected Homes of America, an
insurance order recently organized at Richmond. He had just completed a
new home here. Through his mother he was related to Chief Justice Harlan
and was one of the enthusiastic attendants of the great reunions of that
[Date: August 30,1897,
The funeral of
Jerry Rawlings, a highly respected citizen of Nettle Creek township,
Randolph county, occurred Tuesday at the Nettle creek cemetery, east of
Losantville. The deceased was fatally injured by a wagon load of lumber
Saturday evening, Aug. 13. Here lingered in great agony in little over a
week. The funeral was largely attended. Services at the house and cemetery
were conducted by Rev. P.A. Canada. A funeral sermon by a Baptist brother
will be preached in about two weeks.
[Source: Date: August 24, 1887,
Paper: Hagerstown Exponet: Transcribed by Tam
CITY, Ind., Nov. 13—George Reichart, who lived nine miles north of
Union City, died last night. He had been suffering from a carbuncle on the
back of his neck. During the night it ate into a blood vessel and caused a
hemorrhage, from which he died. When his wife awoke this morning he was
lying beside her, dead.
[Date: November 15, 1899, Paper: Indiana State
REMMEL, Samuel T.
Samuel T. Remmel
died at Home of Son in Thus City
Samuel T. Remmel,
72 years old, pioneer resident of Winchester Ind. died at 8 o'clock this
morning at the home of his son, Arthur K. Remmel, 722 Jackson Street. He
had been in declining health for several weeks but did not take to his bed
until three weeks ago. Death was due to heart trouble.
The deceased came to Fort Wayne the fore part of last
October for an extended visit with his son. His decline came gradually
until three weeks ago, when serious complications developed.
Mr. Remmel was born in Winchester, Aug. 18, 1845, the
son of Jacob and Sylvania Remmel. when the civil war broke out he was
among the first to offer his services and with his father and brother
served during almost the entire four years of that conflict. He was a
member of company K 79th Illinois infantry, and later re-enlisted in
company B, 154th Illinois. The family was living on a farm in Illinois at
the time, the father engaging in farming and the mother as a practicing
physician, by which means she was able to provide for herself and little
daughter during the time her husband and sons were at the front.
Mr. Remmel left Winchester in 1860, the family
driving through to Douglas County, Illinois. Both the father and brother
received wounds in the war that later caused their deaths, and in 1873,
with his mother and sister Mr. Remmel returned to Winchester and had
resided there since.
The deceased was for twenty
years engaged in the grocery business in Winchester. In the early life he
had taken a prominent part in politics of his county and had held several
offices of trust. for the past eighteen years he had been in the mail
service, resigning on October 1 because of his failing health.
His activities in many lines and his long residence
in Randolph County, gained him a wide acquaintance and he was held in the
highest esteem by all whose privilege it was to know him. He was a member
of the Odd Fellows, Encampment and Grand Army of the Republic.
He was married in 1875 to Mary Frances Kizer, of
winchester, who together with three sons survive. the sons are William D.
of Winchester, Arthur K, or news and Carl J. of Oakland California. There
are also four grandchildren.
The body will be
taken to Winchester Thursday for funeral services and interment.
[Date: January 9, 1918, Paper: Fort Wayne News
March 9.- After lingering with consumption Pearl Roland, daughter of Mr;
and Mrs. John Roland, died last night. She was a girl of kind disposition
and will be greatly missed by her associates.
About one half hour later occurred the death of.
Byron Scant!and. son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Scantland. He had been sick
for some .time and his death was not unexpected. He was a very bright
child and the loss will be keenly felt.
[Date: March 11, 1896, Paper: Indiana Journal ,
Randolph County, Indiana]
SEENEY, John W.
RIDGEVILLE. Ind. Jan- 24 —John W. Seaney, of
Fort Wayne, late proprietor of the Seaney Hotel here, died suddenly of
apoplexy, at his home. Sunday evening, aged fifty-four. Mr. Seaney was
born near Boston. Wayne county, where he spent some years teaching in the
common schools. In 1866 he came to Ridgeville, where he married a daughter
of Robert Starbuck. He afterward engaged in various mercantile and
manufacturing pursuits. He leaves a widow, one son and three daughters.
Interment at Fort Wayne Wednesday.
[Date: January 26, 1898, Paper: Indiana State
Died, in Winchester, Ind., Thursday, January
14, 1886, Stephen Segraves, aged 75 years, 2 months and 2
The deceased was the son of Stephen and
Prudence Segraves, and was born November 16, 1812, in Guilford county,
North Carolina. About 1830 his father moved to Ross county, Ohio. About
1840 Stephen moved to Miami county, Indiana, from which place he enlisted
in the U.S. service and served in the Mexican war under Capt. Wilson until
its close. He was married to Sarah J. Essick at Peru, Indiana, November
16, 1848. They had by said union two sons and two daughters, three of whom
are living. He united with the M.E. church near Williamsburg, Indiana in
1850, and had been a faithful believer ever since. For a part of his live
he had his membership with the United Brethren church, by whom he was
licensed to preach. He labored in this work until failing health compelled
him to cease. He was aman who loved the word of God, and during his life
he had carefully read the Bible through seven times. He read it daily and
talked on scripture much of his time and died in the triumph of his faith.
He leaves an aged companion, two daughters and one son to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Elder I.P.
Watts at White River meeting house after which he was laid away to await
the resurection day. I.P.W.
Jane was the daughter of Stephen & Prudence (Seville)
Original article available by e-mail
[Date: January 20, 1886, Winchester, Randolph County,
Indiana unknown paper, Submitted by Sandra Stormes Benitez]
SEGRAVES, Miss Jane
In this city, on Thursday last, October 31st., Miss Jane Segraves, aged about 69
The deceased has resided in this
city for many years. She was an industrious and quiet lady, and but few
knew of her illness until her death was announced. Funeral Services were
held at the M.E. Church, Rev. R.D. Spellman, officiating, after which the
remains were intered in the cemetery.
NOTE: Jane was the daughter
of Stephen & Prudence (Seville)
Original article available by e-mail
[Date: November 6,
1872; Paper: Unknown Winchester, Ind. Submitted by Sandra Stormes Benitez]
SEGRAVES, Sarah Jane
Sarah J. Segraves, ninety-three, died Sunday at her home on North
West street from the infirmities of old age. She was born in Pennsylvania
and came to this county in 1844 and has lived in Winchester since 1850.
From 1858 until last Septemeber, she had not been in the business district
of Winchester. One day in Septemeber her Grandson, took her an automobile
ride around the city, but she did not recognize many of the old places.
She is the mother of four children, one of whom is living. Until two years
ago she cultivated her own garden and until recently did her housework.
She has four great grandsons in the army, being the sons of Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Storms of this city. Her mother died at the age of one hunderd and
six years. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, followed by interment in the White River
[Date: November 29, 1917,
Paper; Unknown, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, Submitted by Sandra Stormes
STORMS - John M., son of John Milton and
Elizabeth May Storms, was born near Lexington, Ky., Sept. 25th, 1842, and was killed Aug. 19th, 1901 at Springfield, Ill., aged 58 years,
10 months and 24 days.
He enlisted in Co. E, 9th Ind. Cal. (21st. Regt.) October 12th, 1862, and was discharged at Indianapolis,
Ind., August 28th, 1865. His regiment
under command of Col. George W. Jackson was stationed at Pulaski, Tenn.,
November 1864, and were in all engagements with Forrest and Wheeler. In
the engagement with Forrest at Sulpher Branch Tressel, Ala., in 1864, his
regiment lost 120 men in killed and wounded. It was in the retreat back to
Franklin and Nashville in Nov., 1864, and was engaged with Forrest’s
cavalry near Franklin on Dec. 17th, 1864,
losing 26 men and officers. After the Hood Campaign the regiment was sent
to New Orleans, March 10, 1865, there they turned over their horses and
were sent to Vicksburg to do garrison duty. In the interior of Mississippi
until May 22nd, when they returned to Vicksburg to be mustered out. On
leaving this state the regiment was 1150 strong, they returned with 386
men and officers.
In 1867 he was married to Lizzie Segraves,
daughter of Stephen Segraves. There was born to them as the fruit of said
marriage, four son; Charles, born 1868: George, born in 1869: Guy, born in
1872, and Earl, born in 1874. All the sons are still
John M., or Harry Storms as he was called,
was a quiet, peaceable citizen, sober and industrious. He made no
profession of religion and belonged to no fraternal order except the
He had been a good soldier during the war and
shared with his comrades the honor and respect shown the veterans of the
civil war. A great misfortune broke up his domestic ties and since then
the struggles of life have been heavy. He drew a pension of $12 for
disabilities incurred in his country’s service.
He was killed in a railroad accident, the
particulars of which have not been learned. His remains were laid away in
the beautiful Soldiers Lot in Fountain Park cemetery, after appropriate
funeral services at the home of his son Charles on West
Last name is spelled
three articles on the tragic death of John M. “Harry” Stormes in the
newspapers section of this website.
Sandra Stormes Benitez]
MRS. GRACIE M.
Mrs. Grade M. Story, aged 36 years, wife of
Rev. Francis M. Story of 1308 South Sixth street, the pastor of the Canaan
Baptist- church, died in the Elkhart General hospital at 11: 35 o'clock
last night. Mrs. Story was taken to the hospital last Thursday, and
yesterday was operated upon for appendicitis and to correct injuries
caused by a recent fall. The funeral services will be held Thursday In the
First Baptist church on Lexington avenue, conducted by Rev. James R. Smart
of the colored Baptist church of South Bend, Rev. T. W. H. Gibson of the
colored Baptist church of Muncie and Rev. W. Z. Thomas, of Indianapolis,
state missionary. The burial will take place at Rice
Mrs. Story, who was a daughter of Solomon and Sarah
Benson, was born in Winchester. Ind.. on September 13. 1886. Her marriage
to Mr. Story took place on June 7, 1907. The family came to Elkhart last
August. Mr. Story taking charge of Canaan church.
Surviving Mrs. Story are her husband; five daughters.
Blenda, aged 12 years, Genione. nine. Matte, seven, Frances, four, and
Oretia, two years; her father, who still lives at Winchester; two sisters,
Mrs. Monroe Mitchell of this city and Mrs. Maudie Neighbors of Chicago,
and her paternal grandmother Mrs. Martha White of Portland.
1922-03-04, Paper: Elkhart Truth, Indiana, Page 2]
VETERAN OF SULTANA DEAD AT
[United Press Leased Wire]
Winchester, ind.. An sr. 14.—Clem R. Strachan, 85,
one of the few men rescued from the steamboat Sultana when it was sunk
near Island No. 14 in the Mississippi river, during the Civil war, is dead
a this home in Huntsville today. Strachan dropped over dead while riding
in a buggy.
[Date: Wednesday, August 14, 1912, Paper:
Elkhart Truth (Elkhart, IN), Page:
Uncle Job Thornburg
aged ninety-four; died yesterday at the home of his son. Filnias
Thornburgh seven miles southwest of here. He came to this State from North
Carolina in 1812, and for several years captured the prize at the old
settlers meetings for being the oldest, pioneer present. The Thornburg
family is a prominent one in Delaware and Randolph counties. The funeral
was held at the family cemetery, near the old homestead, near Neff, this
[Date: January 15, 1896, Paper: Indiana Journal
Dec 18, Mrs. Emma
Watson, wife of Charles Watson, died here suddenly this afternoon
from a congestive chill. Deceased was the youngest daughter of A.R. Hiatt,
for many years in the hardware business, and a most estimable woman. She
was a charter member of the T. H. E. a ladies' society of local celebrity.
She was a graduate of the Winchester High School of the class of 1889 ans
possessed marked musical ability. The bereaved husband is the youngest
brother of Congressman James B. Watson, of Rushville, and a son of Hon.
Enos L. Watson, of this city, with whom he is associated in the practice
[Date: December 30, 1896, Paper: Indiana State
James H. Williamson, a prominent attorney,
member of the Randolph County bar and for 35 years a resident of
Ridgeville died at an early hour this morning of abscess of the stomach.
He was 58 years old. Mr. Williamson was born in Warren County, Ohio Feb.
16,1839, of Irish parents, who came from County Donnegal, Ireland, in
1838, settling on a farm near Franklin, Ohio. In 1856, the family moved to
jay County, IN, where he attended Lean College. Mr. Williamson taught
school and engaged in mercantile pursuits until about 1865, when he began
the practice of law at Ridgeville, where he resided ever since. He leaves
a wife, daughter, and son. The funeral will take place Tuesday @ 2 p.m.
[Date: October 10,1897]
Paper: Unknown Winchester, Indiana
Abram J. Winters,
of this city, died here this evening of typhoid fever, aged almost 77
years. He was born on PA., but came to Cincinnati and thence to this state
in his early manhood. Had he lived till December he would have completed a
half a century as a member of the Masonic order. In his early life he was
a cabinet maker, but for many years had been engaged in the grocery
business here. He was 3 times married, but leaves no family except his
last wife. The funeral will take place here on Wed. in charge of the
[Date: September 11, 1898]
CHARLES WORLEY BE BURIED
WERE HELD AT WINCHESTER--FORMERLY LIVED HERE Henry Schramm, left on the
morning train Monday for Winchester to attend the funeral of his
brother-in-law the late Charles Worley, formerly of Portland. Mr. Worley
died Sunday morning from injuries received several days ago when a stick
of timber struck him in the abdomen , while he was at work at the Boltz
lumber yards. He underwent an operation Saturday but did not rally fro mth
cooperation. The Worley family, left Portland about two years and a half
ago. He was 36 years of age and is survived by his wife and three
children, two sisters and a brother. Short funeral services were held at
the residence Monday afternoon, the funeral party leaving later in the day
for Matton, Ill., where burial will be made.
July 5, 1905 Paper: Portland Commercial Review, Indiana, Page 1]
Mrs. R.S. Taylor’s
been received of the death of Mrs. Mary Wright, sister of Mrs. R.S.
Taylor, at her home in Randolph county. Her death makes a break in a
remarkable family circle. She was one of seven--two brothers and five
sisters, of whom the youngest was almost seventy one years of age. There
were two brothers-in-law in the circle, one about seventy seven and the
other seventy one. The aggregate ages of the nine reached nearly 700
years. With the exception of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, who have lived in Fort
Wayne for fifty years, they all lived all their lives in one neighborhood
in Randolph county and with in a few miles of one another. Mrs. Clayton
leaves behind her a memory of a long life of great sweetness of character
and high devotion to every Christian duty.
[Date: July 15, 1909, Fort Wayne News]