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Obituary of Charles "Jack" E. Barding
died: February 24, 1980
Rushville Times, February  26, 1980
Rites Are Wednesday For Charles Barding, 76
Charles E. "Jack" Barding, 76, of 323 W. Clinton died at 9 p.m. Sunday at his home. He was pit superintendent at the Peabody Coal Mine, here, until retiring.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Worthington Funeral Home, the Rev. Gary Bass officiating.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Clearview Cemetery at Brazil with the Rev. Leland Brett officiating.
Born June 16, 1903, in Missouri, a James and Nannie Tegin Barding, he married Beulah Leith Sept., 11, 1927, at Brazil, Indiana.
Surviving are his wife; twin daughters, Mrs. Margie Fulks of Rushville and Mrs. Jacquelyn Mehne of Brazil; five grandchildren; one brother, Fred; and two sisters, Mrs. Letha McCullough and Mrs. Adeline Swearingen, all of Brazil. One brother preceded him in death.

Obituary of Beulah J. Leith Barding
Peoria Journal Star, November 13, 1991, Page: D5
Beulah Barding
RUSHVILLE - Beulah J. Barding, 87, of Rushville died at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born March 18, 1904, in Brazil, Ind., to James and Cora Leith, she married Charles E. "Jack" Barding on Sept. 11, 1927, in Brazil. He died Feb. 17, 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie Fulks of Rushville and Jacquelyn Mehne of Fort Lauderdale, Fla; one sister, Esther Leith of Brazil; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Jerry Watkins officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in
Clearview Cemetery, Brazil.
Obituary of Mrs. Polly Ann Boring
Rushville, IN. Oct. 11, 1899. Mrs. Polly Ann Boring, age 86, widow of the late Thomas Boring and a resident of Rush County since 1826, died today of old age. She was one of the pioneer women who saw the first settlement of Rush County, coming here from Bourbon County, KY, with her father John Lowden, in the year mentioned. She leaves 5 children, Isaac and Frank Boring and Mrs. Mary Thompson of Rushville, James
Boring of Elwood, and Mrs. Charity Abernathy of Indianapolis.
Obituary of John K. Stewart
John K. Stewart one of the leading citizens of Noble Township, is dead of cancer of the liver at age 74 years.
Date 1899-10-18 Paper: Indiana State Journal
The Indiana State Journal 1897-03-17
Rushville, Ind March 15
Mrs. Sarepta Cline, a charitable woman of New Salem, is dead at the age of seventy-two.
Mrs. Mary Gregg
Rushville, IN. Aug.30,1897
Mrs. Mary E. Gregg, one of Rushville’s pioneer woman, died this morning, the result of an old case of grip. Mrs. Gregg was born in Urbana, Ohio, 62 yrs ago, and was married in this city in 1852 to Samuel F. Gregg, who died 15 yrs ago. The surviving members of the family are James F. Gregg, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Samuel Craig, Miss Belle Gregg, and William H. Gregg.
Bridget Collins
Rushville, IN. Aug.30,1897
Mrs. Bridget Collins, aged 78, years ago well and favorably known among the Catholic population of Rush County, died yesterday evening at Richmond hospital for the Insane.
Rushville, IN. Dec.7,1897
J.C. Hutchinson, 67 years old brother of the Rev’s. J.F. & W.A. Hutchinson, died last night. Mrs. Hutchinson awoke at 5 o’clock this morning and found him dead in bed. Apoplexy was the cause of death.
Rushville Ind. Jan 8
Dr. Edward H. Crippen, for many years a prominent practitioner of Milroy, died this morning of heart and brain disease. He was a member of the Rush County Medical Society and popular among his conferees. He was sixty-three years of age. The funeral will be Friday afternoon.
Death of John Howell  The Schuyler Citizen, Rushville, IL, February 29, 1872
Howell - Feb. 26th of lung fever, at his residence six miles south of Rushville, John Howell, in the 46th year of his age. Deceased was born in Indiana October 1st, 1828, and came to Illinois with his father when a boy. He was married to Mary Stutsman Aug. 31st, 1849, and settled on his present homestead in Woodstock township. He suited with the M. E. church in March, 1860, and was a worthy member of the same, occupying an official relation most of the time until his death. By his death the church loses an efficient worker, and the neighborhood its most active and influential member. Deceased leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father.
(Contributed by Sara Hemp)
Date: 1896-09-30; Paper: Indiana State Journal Rushville, Ind., Sept. 28
Mrs. Uriah Thomas, a highly-esteemed widow was buried at Homer to-day. She died at her home, near Alexandria, and was seventy-two years old. She was an aunt of Representative John Q. Thomas, of this city.
Rushville, Ind., Nov. 23.
Mrs. Margaret Catherine Brown was buried in East Hill Cemetery this afternoon. Mrs. Brown with her husband, the late John Brown, came to Rushville in 1845 and has been a constant resident of the city since. She was in her eighty-fourth year and died of nervous paralysis.
Indiana Journal November 25, 1896
Carthage, Ind., April, 27.- Micajah C. Binford, one of the oldest citizens of Canthage died at his home, near here Sunday night, aged eighty-four; Mr.Binford came to Carthage from North Carolina in 1826 and has been a
prominent citizen and influential member of the Friends Church for many years.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
Indiana Journal April 29, 1896
Rushville, Ind, April 9. - Baxter Logan, who early in life was known to circus goers as the "Indiana fat boy" died at noon of dropsy. Logan traveled with many circus companies. He weighed when but seventeen years old over 350 pounds. Later he left the circus and entered the beer selling and ice business. He was a common figure on the streets perched on his wagon seat, and the jolting and jarring of the wagon did not affect him. A special order coffin had to be procured. It will be three feet broad and about twenty-eight inches deep. He was five feet six inches high and weighed 330 pounds at the time of his death.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897
Date: 1896-01-29; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Rushville, Ind., Jan. 27.—The eight- year-old daughter of John Durrell died  at noon to-day of scarlet fever. The health board is alarmed at the spread of the disease In the eastern end of the county, where schools have closed and. people are in great fear of further ravages.
Edward Frazee, one of the best-known young men of Rash county, and son of Benjamin Frazee, the largest land owner in the county, died this morning of typhoid fever. he was twenty-three years old and married about a year ago.
RUSHVILLE, Ind., June 1—Mrs. Margaret Duncan, wife of Charles L. Howard, of St. Paul, Shelby county, died yesterday at, her father's home near Falmouth of wart disease, aged thirty-one. She leaves a two-year-old son. She was a daughter of James Duncan, one of the Influential farmers of the neighborhood.
Date: 1896-06-03; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Lemuel Frow, a pensioner past seventy, while stooping this morning to adjust the strap on the back of his shoe, dropped dead of apoplexy at his wife's feet.
Date: 1896-06-03; Paper: Indiana State Journal
Wife of William Stout Succumbs After Thirteen Weeks Illness From a Stomach Disorder
Mrs. Roxie Stout, died at 2:05 o'clock Thursday afternoon, at her home, 818 West Tenth street, after thirteen weeks of illness. Mrs. Stout was 44 years and eight months old at the time of her death. It was caused from stomach trouble. She was the wife of William Stout, who survives her.
The deceased was born in Rushville.the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Floyd. She was a prominent member of the Church of God, and did much good work in her community.
Mrs. Stout had no children. She is survived, in addition  to her husband, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd, four brothers, William, Edward, Otto, and Clarence Floyd, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kinsley and Mrs. Cora Stout, all of this city.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of God, 8th and Harrison streets, with the Rev.W. S. Sutherland of Princeton, Ind., formerly a pastor of this city, in charge of the services. The Rev. W. B. Crowell will assist in the services. Interment will be made in East Hill cemetery.
The Daily Republican Friday June 22 1928
Aged Woman Dies Following Illness in Community Where Most of Life was Passed
Mrs. Alvira Hedrick 78.  died at 12:30 o'clock this afternoon at her home in Raleigh, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Kedrick has spent practically all her life in Raleigh, where she has many relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her In death. She is survived by her daughter Naomi, at home. Mrs. Hedrick has two sisters and one brother living, Mrs. Jennie Miles of Raleigh, Mrs. Sarah Bitner of Indianapolis., and Sylvester Spencer of Indianapolis. There are also several nieces and nephews in the Raleigh community.
Short funeral services will be held at the home of a nephew, Rich Miles, south of Raleigh, Sunday afternoon, after which the body will be removed to Pershing. Indiana, to the family burial place for interment.
The Daily Republican Friday June 22 1928
Mrs. Vira O. Fearsey, wife of Dr. Hale Pearsey, died at 9:40 o'clock Wednesday evening at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis. Death was caused by Carcinoma, from which she had been suffering for about four months. She had been seriously ill for two months when she was removed from, her home here to the Indianapolis hospital.
The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. Amanda Clark who survives, and C. G. Clark, deceased. She was born June 26, 1889 in Kentucky and moved with her parents, when a small child, to Carthage. After five years residence there, they came to Rushville, where she has since made her home. At the time of her death she was 39 years of age. Besides her mother,  she is survived by three brothers, Leonard Clark, of Miami, Fla., Joe Clark and Lawrence Clark of this city, five sisters, Mrs. Eva Fleehart of Roswell, N. M. Mrs. Nettie Kirklin, Mrs. Marie Stevens of this city, Mrs. Marjorie Caldwell of Indianapolis and Mrs. Russell Skipton of Miami, Fla., and the husband. Dr. Hale Pearsey.
Funeral services will be held at the residence, 633 North Jackson street, Saturday morning at ten o'clock. The Rev. C. L Stephenson of the Christian church, of which Mrs. Pearsey was a member, will have charge. Interment will be .made in East Hill cemetery.
The Daily Republican Thursday Sept 6  1923
Thomas J. Allender, One of the Tallest Men in the State.
RUSHVILLE, Ind, July 26.—Thomas J. Allender, who, with his brother James, enjoyed, the distinction of being- the tallest man in Rush county, died suddenly yesterday at his home, near Arlington, while preparing to attend church. Coroner Hackleman was called and fond death was caused by valvular heart disease, Allender was forty-eight years old and unmarried. He and his brother were the two tallest men In the county, both being exactly six feet eight inches in height. Allender was hurt three weeks ago in a runaway and was out for the first time yesterday, when he died.
Date: 1897-07-28; Paper: Indiana State Journal

John K Stiers Is Removed By Death
John K. Stiers, 58 years old, died suddenly at his home, 420 North Main Street at 12:10 0'clock Sunday morning. Mr. Stiers was born May 20, 1871 in this county and had resided here since. He was engaged in farming until in the fall of 1929 when Mr. and Mrs. Stiers moved to their present residence in this city.
The deceased is survived by the widow, Mrs Maude Stiers, and two children, Mrs Guy McBride of Mays and Howard James Stiers of this city.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at one thirty o'clock at the residence, 420 North Main street, in charge Rev C I Stephenson and burial will be made in East Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Rick Evans
Source: Rushville Republican, Rushville, IN (February 10, 1930)

Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN) – Monday, November 18, 1957
Funeral services for Ernest J. Eskew, 77-year-old Rushville resident who died at 4 a.m. Sunday at Rushville Nursing Home, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Moster and Sons Mortuary in Laurel where friends may call at any time.  Burial will be in the Laurel Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Helsley officiating.
Mr. Eskew, who has been a resident of the nursing home about a years, lived on West Eighth Street.
He was born in Rush County on May 5, 1880, the son of Henry and Amelia Elliott Eskew, and had spent most of his life in this county.  His first wife, Mrs. Gladys May Jinks Eskew, and his second wife, Mrs. Belva Carson Eskew, preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons, Clifford Eskew of Rushville and Marshall Eskew of Terra Bonne [Terrebonne], Ore.,; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Palmer of Laurel, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Jim Dezotell

The Daily Republican (Rushville, IN) – Saturday, November 8, 1913
Samuel Jinks, of near Laurel, was fatally shot yesterday while out on a hunting trip.  Mr. Jinks was climbing over a fence when in some manner the gun was discharged and he died almost immediately.  He was sixty-two years old and was well known in the Laurel neighborhood.  He is survived by a widow, two daughters and three sons.  Two of the sons, LeRue Jinks and Charles Jinks reside in Connersville.
Submitted by Jim Dezotell