ADDINGTON, Joseph M.
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.
Surviving 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.
Former resident 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 morning.
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 Tuesday.
[Date: Monday, September 24, 1934, Paper: Union City Evening Times]
Parachute victim's body to be returned to Winchester today.
Winchester, Ind. --- 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.
The funeral 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.
BROWNE, General Thomas M.
GENERAL BROWNE DEAD
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. Kent Browne.
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]
BURKETT, Mrs. Fay
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 morning.
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 flight.
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 age.
Many friends will mourn her death and the Times joins them in extending heartfelt sympathy to the heart broken young husband and sorrow stricken relatives.
COREY, Mrs. Mary
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, officiating.
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 Pilot Me."
The pallbearers were B.F. Mason, Wm H. Porter, Joe Benbow, T.B. Allen, David Niccum and J.M. Worl. Interment was made in West Lawn.
Beautiful floral 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 living.
The following 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 days.
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.
Mrs. Corey 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."
Besides the children and grandchildren, there are many friends to mourn their loss.
[Source: Date: March 17, 1910, Paper: Hagerstown Exponet: Transcribed by Tam Inman]
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 decease.
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 County.
[Source: Date: April 25, 1912, Paper: Hagerstown Exponent, Page: 2, Transcribed by Tam Inman]
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 ran out.
William J. Hook was born in Montreal, Canada, August 15, 1844, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hook, who were born in Glouchester, England.
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. Hook.
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 church.
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 citizen.
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 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home on North Howard street.
[Interment was made in the Union City Cemetery. Arrangements by the Fraze Funeral Home.]
[Date: Monday, September 24, 1934, Paper: Union City Evening Times]
[Date: November 1912 Paper: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette]
MARSHALL, Harry E.
Harry E. Marshall dead.
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 Times]
MOYER, Elizabeth Christian
Mrs. Elizabeth Christian Moyer, an old resident of Randolph County, is dead at Union City.
[Source: Date: December 12, 1899, Paper: The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, Transcribed by Tam Inman]
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.
OLD FORT WAYNE EDITOR
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 the county.
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], at her home near Plainfield, Indiana, Third month, 9th, 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 ]
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 Inman]
Died, in Winchester, Ind., Thursday, January 14, 1886, Stephen Segraves, aged 75 years, 2 months and 2 days.
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.
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 living.
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 G.A.R.
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 Street.
NOTE: Last name is spelled Stormes.
There are three articles on the tragic death of John M. “Harry” Stormes in the newspapers section of this website.
[Submitted by Sandra Stormes Benitez]
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. Ind.
[Date: 1922-03-04, Paper: Elkhart Truth, Indiana, Page 2]
STRACHAN, Clem R.
VETERAN OF SULTANA DEAD AT HUNTSVILLE
[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.
WINTERS, Abram J.
CHARLES WORLEY BE BURIED TUESDAY
FUNERAL SERVICES 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.
[Date: July 5, 1905 Paper: Portland Commercial Review, Indiana, Page 1]
Mrs. R.S. Taylor’s sister.
Information has 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]