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Scottsburg Ind.
Riley McAhran, 65 years old, is dead at his home near Zoah of apoplexy. While he and a neighbor were attempting to lead a calf he was stricken and died eight hours later.
He is survived by the widow and a daughter at home, two sons in Minnesota and a brother, Sam McAhren of Decatur. Indiana.
The Indianapolis Daily Star May 1 1923

George W. Everhart  Scottsburg Ind. Aug 24
George W. Everhart , a prominent and well-to-do farmer died yesterday at his home in Jennings township, at the advanced age of eighty-two
Date: August 26, 1896 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal

Scottsburg,  Ind. Jan 27 - Aaron Eick, a farmer of Johnson township,, died suddenly yesterday. He went to the barn to feed the stock and remained away until the family became alarmed and went to hunt him. He was found unconscious and was carried to the house, where he revived sufficiently to tell that he had not been hurt by the stock, and, then again became unconscious and died shortly afterward- Apoplexy caused his death;  He was about forty-five years old.
Date: 1896-01-29; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Scottsburg, Ind. July 6.—Yesterday afternoon William Stewart, aged twenty three, was killed by lightning: in Kinley township. After dinner he went to the field with a team to work and a thunderstorm coming up suddenly he stood some boards up against a tree for a shelter. Lightning struck the tree and ran down, cutting the skin several inches on Stewart's head and on his foot. He was dead when found.The horses were shocked by the bolt, but not seriously. Several minor cases of heat prostration occurred in this vicinity to-day.
News Of the Week Current Events (News Article) Date: 1897-07-14; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Name of Deceased: Jones, John
Obit: NALS Fri 20 Dec 1872 p1 c1: Mr. John Jones died at his residence in Jennings township, Scott county, Ind., last Sunday, aged 80 years and 18 days. He was a soldier of the war of 1812.
County Name: Scott State: IN Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

Name of Deceased: Hough, Abel
Obit: NALS Fri 20 Dec 1872 p1 c1: Mr. Abel Hough, died at his residence near Lexington, Scott county, Ind, last Wednesday, aged 81 years 5 months and 20 days.
County Name: Scott State: IN Newspaper: New Albany Daily Ledger
Submitters Name: spc

Name of Deceased: Smith, Elias
Obit: NALS Tuesday 10 Dec 1872 p4 c1: Elias Smith, a well-known gentleman who removed from Scott county to Jeffersonville about two months since, died at his residence there on Sunday of typhoid fever. The remains of Mr. Smith were taken to Scott county yesterday for interment.
County Name: Scott  State: IN Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

CHARLES CAMPBELL HINMAN, born Atwater, O., Jan. 23, 1849. Entered the preparatory department in 1864 and graduated from the classical course in 1871, since which time he has been engaged in the stone business, in Goshen, Ind. until Jan., 1885; in Cleveland till Dec., 1886; and in Philadelphia since 1887, as local manager. He died at his mother’s home in Oberlin, Aug. 20, 1897.
Source: Necrology Oberlin College For The Year 1897-8.
Transcribed by: Helen Coughlin

The widow of James Bodgers Russell, of Justus, Scott County, has been granted a pension tor services rendered by her husband in the war of 1832.
Jeffersonville National Democrat Aug. 2, 1895

The funeral of Mrs. Charles Close, who was killed by P.. C , C. and St. L. train No. 5, Tuesday evening, occurred at Scottsburg Wednesday afternoon, and was conducted by Elder Francis Brock, ot Boiden, at the the Christian Church, of which the dead woman was a member. After the services at the church the remains were conveyed to the cemetery near the town tor burial, followed by the lonerest cortege of sorrowing relatives and friends ever seen in Scott County. The little child, and the boy who was driving at the time of the accident, are doing nicely, and the former will recover. The boy's condition can not yet be determined, but it is looked upon as serious. At the coroner's inquest yesterday, Conductor Wilber Robinson and Engineer James Weddle were present, and gave their evidence, stating the train was running less than 20 miles an hour. No verdict has been returned; but, on account of the peculiar surroundings of the track where the accident occurred, it is not likely that Engineer Weddle will be held responsible.
Jeffersonville National Democrat Aug. 2, 1895

Old Indiana Minister Dead
The Rev. Henry Russell Pritchard, the oldest Christian minister in the United States, died suddenly at Chesterfield, Ind.  Mr. Pritchard was born near Georgetown, Ky., in January, 1819. [Marshall County Independent.(Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind), November 02, 1900]
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:

Adam Beecher, Albion, Indiana, died June 30th, at Fort Laramie, aged 53 years [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

MRS. VIOLA HILLIARD. Mrs. Viola Hilliard, 1211/2 South Main street died at 5:30 o'clock this morning at the General hospital. She was thirty years of age. Her husband. F. D. Hilliard, and two sons—Willard and Howard—of Elkhart survive. Other survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Blackall of Scottsburg and two brothers—John Blackall and William Blackall—also of Scottsburg; two sisters—Mrs. Isaac Daly of Johnson City, Ill. and Miss Hattie Blackall of Seymour, Ind. Date: Friday, May 31, 1918  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 5 

Man  Hanged  by a Mob in Indiana for Trying to Kill His Wife
Seymour, Ind., Dec. 26.—
Saturday morning at 1 o'clock an organized mob of 100 men entered the Scott county jail at Scottsburg twenty miles south of this city, took Marion Tyler from his cell, and hanged him to a tree in the corner of the court house yard. Tyler was in Jail awaiting trial for the attempt to murder his wife on the after-noon of Nov. 4. His wife was Mrs. Laura Garrett, of Scottsburg and he had been a bad husband, frequently ill-treating her. Early last fall his treatment became unbearable, and she left Tyler in the hope of saving the life of herself and unborn child. She returned to her relatives In Scottsburg and on Nov. 4 Tyler followed and endeavored to get her to return to Indianapolis.

She refused, and he shot her in the jaw and in the abdomen, inflicting flesh wounds from which she is Just recovering. After shooting his wife Tyler tried to kill himself, and succeeded In locating bullets In his side and shoulder, his wounds proving more serious than his wife's. He had a preliminary trial, and was in Jail awaiting the next term of court when the mob settled the case. To accomplish the lynching a dozen masked men overpowered Sheriff Gobln and secured the keys to the Jail. A telegram was sent to Governor Mount by the Dally Democrat asking him what he intended to do in regard to bringing the lynchers to Justice. His reply was as follows:

"The presumption Is that local authorities and the grand Jury will vigorously prosecute the Scottsburg lynchers. The state will render whatever assistance may bo found necessary. Such lawlessness Is degrading and In-tolerable. It is stated also that the state secret service will be put to work on the case and that the governor Is determined to make an example of all the members of the mob he can identify.
Date: Monday, December 26, 1898 Paper: Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 1 

Garland Arnett.
Garland Newton Arnett, aged 73, father of Everett Arnett and Mrs. Olen Morningstar of this city died last Friday, at his home in Scottsburg, lnd. He had been a lifelong resident of the state, although he was born in Green county. Ky, August 12 1842. He is survived by his wife and nine children. 
Date: Thursday, November 4, 1915 Paper: Elkhart Truth (Elkhart, IN) Page: 7

Mary, the twelve-year-old daughter of John Miller, fell from a swing at Cedarbeach, near Goshen, and broke her neck.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1891 
Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 2

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