Indiana Trails

LIBERTY, Ind, April 20.Mrs. Cynthia Haworth, who, with her husband, was a pioneer of this county, died of apoplexy last night. She and her husband. Richard G. Haworth were the oldest married couple in the county, the husband being eighty-seven and the wife eighty-one. Mrs. Haworth was born In this county on the old Kelly farm, south of Liberty.
Indiana Journal April 28 1897

Mrs. Rinker Drowned In Whitewater.
LIBERTY, Ind. March 21Mrs. Henry Rinker, who lives north of Brownsville, was drowned Saturday while returning home from Liberty and her body was not-recovered until late Sunday evening. She had to cross Sayres creek just above Brownsville, and got into deep water, the rush of the current overturning the buggy and washing all down into Whitewater river, where the woman and horse were both drowned. Mrs. Rinker was about Sixty-three years old.
Date: 1898-03-23;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

Brookline Ind. Jan 21 Death on Tuesday last Robert J. Hanna died in Dunlapville, Union County.
Date: 1881-01-22; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel

Judge James M. Brown, First on the Miami Bench
PERU, Ind,, Jan. 24.Judge James M. Brown, one of the oldest residents of Peru and a leading member of the bar in northern Indiana, died at his home in this city this morning from rheumatic afflictions, from which he has suffered for some time.
He was a native of Union county, born Oct. 16, 1826. In 1848 he married Miss Emily Willis, who, with his son, B. F. Brown, and daughter, Mrs, Mary E. Braulet, survive him. In 1854 Mr. Brown entered the law office of Hon. Nelson Trusler, in Connersville, and was admitted to the bar., and In 1855 he moved to Peru, where he has continued in the practice of law. At one time he was associated with Hon. James N. Tyner, attorney general for the Post office Department. Beginning in 1860 Mr. Brown was mayor of Peru for four terms and immediately afterward served as city engineer for eight years.  He has always been identified with the Republican party and was associated with Hon. George I. Reed as part owner of the Peru Republican, from 1868 to 1871, He was the first judge of the Miami Circuit Court after it was made a separate court. Judge Brown was identified with all progressive movements and was held In high esteem by every citizen of

PORTLAND. Ind..  James McBride, of College Corner, is dead. He was seventy-nine years old.
The Indianapolis Journal Friday May 30, 1902

Thomas Humphrey, father of Mrs. Crouse, was born in Hardin county, March 12, 1827, was a farmer by occupation and when about twenty years of age married Arminda Royalty, who was born in Hardin county, July 1, 1832, a daughter of Daniel and Annie (Saunders) Royalty. Her father was born in Washington county, Kentucky, and was a son of David Royalty, one of the pioneers of Kentucky. Annie Saunders was a daughter of Thomas and Sally Saunders, and her father was a Kentucky pioneer, who served through the Revolutionary war under General Washington.

Obit: CORRECTION for Alexander H Crouse obituary
Daniel Royalty (b.1788) was NOT born in Washington County, KY.  Washington County, KY wasn't created until 1792,  He was more than likely born in North Carolina.  Possibly in Washington County, NC.  In 1788 W'ashington County, NC included several present day western NC counties and included the entire present day Tennessee.  Daniel's father, Thomas S royalty, was one of the pioneers of Kentucky.  Thomas entered Kentucky in 1794.  Then moved to Washington County, in 1795 from Mercer County, KY and purchased his first piece of land in 1798.
Submitted by Dale Royal

Name of Deceased: John F. Moses
Newspaper: The Liberty Herald
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: JOHN F. MOSES DEAD     27 April 1916
John F. Moses, former editor of the Rushville Republican, an ex-Union Veteran, died at his late home in Rushville Friday morning aged 74 years. He had been in failing health for several years. Besides his widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Gleasner of Fort Collins, Colorado.. Mr. Moses was well known by the newspaper editors of Indiana as he was for many years a member of the State Republican Association. He was an able writer and a man of high charater as a citizen. His death is mourned by all who knew him.

Name of Deceased: Miss Sophia Wooters
Newspaper: The Liberty Express
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: 03 March 1916
The death of Miss Sophia Wooters occurred at her home in Liberty on East Vine Street on Wednesday morning at 9:00 o'clock. She had been in failing health for sometime and was a sufferer from tuberculosis but her death came unexpectedly at this time. Miss Wooters was the daughter of Benjamin and Helen Wooters and was born in this county in Harmony Township in February 1848. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs Elizabeth Scott and Miss Caroline Wooters and she had made her home with the latter in Liberty for the past thirty years. One brother Albert Wooters, who enlisted for service in the Civil War, contracted measles in camp where he died, in the early years of the war. Miss Wooters was a member of the Disciple Church, having joined the Dubois Creek in her girlhood. She remained a faithful attendant as long as her health permitted and was active in the interests of the organization. The funeral service is to be held this morning at the old Franklin Church east of Fairfield. It will be conducted by Rev. Yocum,  of the Christian Church of Rushville.

LIBERTY, Ind Dec 6,  An old citizen of this place, Richard G. Haworth, died at his home Sunday afternoon, aged eighty-four. Mr. Haworth was a breeder of short-horn cattle, and was associated with such men as Gen. Sol Meredith. "Wood" Thrasher, Rankin Baldridge and others in the live-stock business, being known widely among Indiana stockmen.
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1897   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXX   Issue: 49   Page: 7