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VANDERBURGH COUNTY OBITS

Maude Nitzsche
Mrs. Maude Nitzsche, wife of Fred Nitzsche, a prominent farmer residing in the Walsh neighborhood, was interred in the Preston cemetery Wednesday afternoon, following funeral services held at the M. E. church in that city, the service being conducted by Rev. Idel, of Ellisgrove.
Mrs. Nitzsche died Sunday night, March 1, after an illness of short duration. Death was attributed to aortic insufficiency. She was 57 years of age.
Maude Zettie Nitzsche was born on October 4, 1878, in Jackson county, Illinois, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Wilson. She was married to Fred Nitzsche at Chester, Ill., on August 16, 1894. To this union were born six children, three daughters and three sons, namely, Mrs. Grace Mahan of New Athens, Ill.; Mrs. Mamie Dodge of Richland Heights, Mo., and Mrs. Selma Morris, St. Louis, Mo.; Roy Nitzsche, of Caseyville, Ill., and Otis and Everett Nitzsche, at home.
In addition to her husband and children, the deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Essie Grandaman, of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., Mrs. Helen Woods, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mrs. Edna Glasgow, Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Retha Mitchell, of Tulsa, Okla., and one brother, Roy  Wilson, of Sapulpa, Okla., and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Nitzsche was always of the pleasant and courteous type of person, and was ready and willing at all times to do a good deed or assist a neighbor of friend in time of need. Her life was mostly of a gentle and retired nature, but her good deeds were known just the same and those nearest to her will miss her in everyday life. (from Jeana, host of Wmson Co, IL, citing "Evansville Enterprise newspaper, 1936")

Everton Kennerly
New Albany Daily Ledger 3 Mar 1866 p2 c2: Everton Kennerly, for sixty years a citizen of Vanderburg county, died at Mechanicsville on Thursday, aged 93 years. His first vote was given for Thomas Jefferson and his last for George B. McClellen. Submitted by Sue Carpenter

Robert L. Simpson, 76, of Evansville, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at his home. Robert was born August 26, 1933, in Lynn- ville, Ind., to Ernest and Ruby (VanLaningham) Simpson. He was a 1951 graduate of Lynnville High School and a 1954 graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of Blue Grass United Methodist Church in McCutchanville. He retired from Whirlpool Corp. in 1994, after 42 years of service as a press operator. Robert was a member of both Warrick and Mt. Carmel Promenaders Square Dance Clubs. He was an avid bowler and NASCAR fan. Surviving are his wife of 16 years, Doris (Boberg) Like Simpson of Evansville; four daughters, Bonnie Fox and her husband, Mark, of Evansville, Kathy West and Matt of Greenville, Ky., Donna Hershey and her husband, Jere, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Connie Brasel of Evansville; five stepchildren, Kenny Like of Gulf Shores, Ala., Doug Like and his wife, Mary, of Haubstadt, Ind., David Like of Columbia, S.C., Debbie Harvey and her husband, Steve, of Evansville and Kim Like of Evansville; a sister, Doris Fraser and her husband, Joe, of Boonville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Simpson, in October 1987, daughters, Lana Cundiff in 1988 and Joni Simpson in 1956 and a granddaughter, Kathryn Enlow in 1984. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Boone Funeral Home, East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, with the Reverend Doug Heiman officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Boone Funeral Home, East Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Grass United Methodist Church, 14240 Petersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725, or Vista Care Hospice, 323 Metro Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715. Condolences may be made to the family online at courierpress.com.
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Evansville Courier and Press June 4 1992
Harry A. Tornatta, 69, died at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at Welborn Baptist Hospital. He had been the Perry Township assessor for more than nine years. He was a glazier for more than 30 years and was owner of McAry Glass Co. He was secretary of the Vanderburgh County Democratic Party and had been a precinct committeeman and ward leader for 34 years. He was a member of the Burdette Park Board, Vanderburgh County Alcoholic Beverage Board, Building Trades Association and Westside Sportsman's Club and was a past district vice president of the Indiana Assessors Association. He was also a member of the Amvets Post 84, Riverbend Association, Westside Improvement Association, Traveler's Protective Association, St. Agnes Catholic Church and Elks. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Amelia; a daughter, Glen Koob of Evansville; a son, Tom of Evansville; two brothers, Bob and Elmer, both of Evansville; and four grandchildren, Troy Tornatta, Tiffany Tornatta, Kyle Koob and Kari Koob, all of Evansville. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, continued at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m Friday at the funeral home, where a memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Agnes Catholic Church.
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Vanderburgh County IN
John M. Dunn brained Edwin Vallindigham with an axe  yesterday near Evansville,  Ind.  The murder was the result of an old  quarrel.
The Daily Independent, Monroe, Wisconsin, Jan. 22, 1889.  Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez

Evansville, Ind.- Oct. 15 -
Wm. Durham, an old and respected citizen of Evansville, was drowned while fishing in the Ohio River opposite this city. His body was recovered this afternoon.
Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) Wednesday, October 16, 1878; pg. 4;
Submitted by Candi Horton

Veteran Who Died In Evansville Widely Known In G. A. R. Circles
The funeral of George Thormyer, who died yesterday while marching in the G. A. R, parade at Evansville, Ind., will be held at the home, 93 Butler avenue, tomorrow morning at 10:80 o'clock. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Thormyer was well known in organization circles throughout Indiana, and he has been actively identified In Indiana since the close of the civil war. He was born in Cincinnati, O., in 1843, and enlisted in the Union army In 1861. He served for the full four-year period, and at the close of the war he was stationed In Indianapolis. He remained in the state up until the time of his death, and lived in Irvington since 1802.
Mr. Thormyer was a member of the George H. Thomas Post, G, A. R., the Irvington Lodge No. 666, F. & A. M., Irvington Chapter of Eastern Star, Keystone Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons and Raper Commandery of the Knights Templars. HE is survived by one Son, Albert Thormyer of Indianapolis, and five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Thorrneyer, teacher at the Manual Training High School; Miss Clara B. Thormyer, principal of the High School in. Cumberland; Mrs. Lydia Ziegelmueller of West Indianapolis; Mrs. Walter Morrison, Logansport and Mrs. Ernest C. Lowes, Acton. Ind.
The Indianapolis Star May 12, 1916

THE HON JOHN LAW.
The Hon. John Law, whose death at Evansville, Ind, is announced by telegraph yesterday, was one of the early settlers of Indiana, a class of men now rapidly passing away. He was born In New London, Connecticut, in 1796, where he grew up and studied for the profession of the law. At a very early day be emigrated to the then wilds of Indiana, and settled in Vincennes, the oldest town in the State. Here he entered upon his profession, in which he subsequently won success and position. In 1820. he married a daughter of Nathaniel Ewings, a sister of Mrs. Dr. Geo. W. Mears of this city. he served one term in the Legislature of the State previous to the removal of the capital from Corydon to Harrison County, to this city in 1824.
For many years he was judge of the district of Vincennes. He afterward served two terms in the National congress, previous to the breaking out of the war. A contemporary says of him "The mind of Judge Law is of a high order. As a lawyer he stands deservedly high. As a judge he is kind, courteous, and popular. He was of that class of judges who hear the case before they decided it, and when he did decide he was not found sticking to the bark of the case. He felt and acted like a Judge who was blind to the parties and just to their case."
In 1659 Mr. Law was President of the Indiana Historical Society, of whose history and aims a lengthy account  is given in another column. The public life of Mr. Law ceased long since and he passed his remaining years in quiet and retirement. he had only been a resident of Evansville a few years.
Date: October 08, 1873 Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel

Judge John Law, of Evansville, Ind. died October 7, 1873, at the age of 77 years, He was born in October, 1796, at New London, Ct. His father was an eminent lawyer of Connecticut, and was a member of Congress in 1811-12, and an ardent Federalist His father was a member of the convention that adopted and signed the American Declaration of Independence. Judge Law was the third generation of his family who served in the Congress of the United States.
Date: 1873-10-18; Paper: Daily Constitution

Woman Burned to Death,
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Dec 4, — Mistaking gasoline for kerosene, fire- Albert Enlow tonight attempted to fill a lighted lamp. An explosion followed, setting her clothing afire   The woman was almost burned to death before assistance arrived. Her flesh, from head to foot, was cooked. She retained her faculties to the last, giving directions to her husband regarding the future care of their children.  Death resulted soon after.
Date: 1899-12-06; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Evansville Died of His Injuries Another Fire
Louis Rose, fatally injured by the fire in Meyers' furniture establishment some days ago, died last night. His remains will be taken on the first boat to Cincinnati, by his mother, who has been with him since Monday.
A fire was discovered in the clothing store of H. Gumberts, Main Street, between Water and first. late last night, and extinguished before making much progress. The stock of clothing was badly damaged by water-fully insured.
There are some evidence that the fire was the work of an incendiary. This is the third fire on Main Street within a week.
Date: 1870-01-24; Paper: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune

DANCED WITH LINCOLN.
Mrs. Mary Jones, Who Died at Evansville, Knew Martyred President.
EVANSVILLE Ind. Dec 22.—Mrs. Mary Jones, aged 88, said to have been the oldest resident in Vanderburg county, is dead at the hospital of the Little Sisters of the Poor here after an illness of two years. The aged woman had been acquainted with Abraham Lincoln, and she said that she danced with the martyred president on a number of occasions. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of a wealthy Kentucky planter, who lost his fortune after the civil war.
Mrs. Jones lived at Springfield, Ill., several years before the civil war, and according to the story often told the inmates of the hospital, .she danced on more than one occasion with Lincoln. She said Mary Todd, whom Lincoln married, often attended the dances at Springfield, and that while Lincoln was an ugly man, he was a graceful dancer and was quite popular with the women.
The first husband of Mrs. Jones was a captain In the Union army and was with General Grant at Fort Donelson. and again at Shiloh.   If Mrs. Jones leaves any relatives the hospital authorities do not know where they are, as the woman would never tell in what county of Kentucky she was born.
Date: 1909-12-22; Paper: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Brothers Died At the Same Moment From Grip--Inseparable in Life
Evansville. Ind.,  Jan.  31.—Henry Wolfe and brother, Adam Wolfe, living at Blairsville, in Posey county, prominent farmers, died at the same hour yesterday. Both men had the grip. Henry passed away at 10 o'clock and his last words were:
"I believe Brother Adam is dead."
It developed that Adam had died exactly at 10 o'clock. The brothers were almost inseparable in life, and will be buried in the same grave.
Date: 1901-01-31; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

DIED 0F LOCKJAW.
EVANSVILLE. Ind., April 16.—
Mildred Ritter, young daughter of a local merchant, died lockjaw, caused by striking her cheek against a brick a few days ago while playing "hide and seek."
Date: 1909-04-16; Paper: Tucson Daily Citizen

Drank Wood Alcohol On a Wager and Died Before He Left the Saloon
Evansville. Ind.,   Nov.   2.—Frank Samuel, a tramp painter, and native of Sweden, died last night in Scott township, from the effects of drinking a quart of wood alcohol. He bet $5 he could drink the liquor and walk across the room. He died in great agony a few minutes after emptying the bottle. Samuel was 40 years old, and leaves a sister in Sweden.
Date: 1900-11-02; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

Witness Dies When Testifying in Damage Suit at Evansville Ind.
Evansville Ind., March,8-—Albert McKasson superintendent of construction for the Evansville Street Railway company died in circuit court today white testifying in a damage suit. He had finished a long explanation to the jury and settled back in the witness chair to await further questioning. When the question was asked his head fell back and he died.
Heart trouble was given as the cause. He was 52 years old and is survived by a widow.
Date: March 09, 1913 Paper: Grand Forks Herald

John Pocock Holmes, who had been a distinguished British surgeon, died last week in Evansville, Indiana, at the age of eighty years, destitute and friendless. One of his eyes had been destroyed by cancer, and one leg was paralyzed. On examining his effects after his death, was found an original certificate of Sir Astley Cooper testifying to his qualifications as a surgeon, with numerous testimonials from other eminent surgeons of his ability and faithfulness as a member of their profession. It appeared from other papers that he had been, previous to 1827, sixteen years a surgeon in the employment of the
Hudson Bay Company, at their various posts on this continent In 1827 he was a practicing surgeons in London, holding intercourse with the most eminent men. Among the papers he appears to bare preserved with care, is a card of invitation from the lord mayor and mayoress of London to dine at the Mansion House on the 12th of May, the year omitted. But the papers which he seems to have deemed the most precious, are a package of letters
from Capt Parry, the great Arctic explorer, with whom he seems to hare enjoyed a free and cordial intimacy. Among his effects were also two large and beautiful gold medals awarded to "Doctor John Pocock Holmes by medical societies for his valuable inventions of obstetrical and surgical instruments." He was evidently a man of correct habits and great intelligence. By what misfortunes he who had enjoyed high professional reputation, and had been the associate and friend of eminent men, was left homeless and poor, and died at last alone in the shanty of a poor negro nurse, is unknown. It is a painful lesson of the sad vicissitudes of life.
Date: 1858-05-06; Paper: Sun

A colored child, residing in Evansville lnd. died of hemorrhage of the nose. shortly after the little fellow commenced bleeding, his mother started for a physician, but before she returned life had departed.— Strange to say shortly after death the corpse turned perfectly white. We have heard of the corpse of a white person turning black, but never heard of a black one turning white.
Date: 1867-08-05; Paper: Providence Evening Press

Fred Reidel aged 43  died yesterday at Evansville Ind. from the effect pistol shot fired by his nephew, Henry Reidel, on the 24th of May. The bullet entered below and behind the right ear, and passed through the brain, lodging in the occipital bone. Young Reidel is to be tried in September.
Date: 1874-07-30; Paper: Daily Inter Ocean

The Desolate Old Man Died Searching for Wife
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. July 13.—After wandering about the country for nearly three years in search of his wife, whom he believed to be still alive, Josiah Ford, aged 70, was found dead in an orchard near his home on the out-skirts of Princeton. Ind.. this forenoon. Ford was one of the best known fruit growers in Gibson county. The death of his wife, three years ago, deranged his mind, and he wandered from place to place, staying part at the time with relatives near Princeton. He labored under the hallucination that his wife was living, and took up a constant search for her, always telling his sorrowing story to people he met.
At 10 o'clock this morning he was picked up dead under one of his favorite apple trees in the rear of his old home. He planted the tree three years ago, and It was his custom, before his mind left him. to spend many hours dally under the favorite tree.
The Coroner believes that the shock occasioned by once more seeing the old home and his favorite apple tree brought on an attack of heart disease.
Date: 1904-07-12; Paper: Tucson Daily Citizen

Husband Dead, Wife Insane.
Evansville, Ind„ Aug. 11.—Alexander Vansicks, a jeweler of this city, fell dead. When told of her husband's sudden death Mrs. Vanslcks became violently Insane and it was necessary to lock her into her room. She has been taken to an asylum. '
Date: 1898-08-11; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Man Who Shouldn't Throw.
Evansville, Ind Aug. 11.—In a fit of rage Harry Cole seized a bottle and hurled it at the head of Conrad Docnch.
The missile missed it's aim and struck Mrs. Doench  inflicting fatal injury.
Date: 1898-08-11; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Could Die in Peace Then.
Evansville. Ind.. Oct. 22.—Mrs. Ella Drummond wife of Frank Drummond is dead after a lingering illness. When told she was going to die she prayed that her life might be spared untill a good home was found for her baby. When told that tlie baby had a good home she turned to her husband and said: ''Now I can die in pence,"' and in a few minutes she was dead.
Date: 1907-10-23; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

SAMUEL CURNICK
The body of Samuel Curnick, 73, former Evansville resident, who died in St. Louis yesterday afternoon, will be received by the Robert  Smith mortuary tomorrow morning. Funeral services will be hold In the mortuary chapel at 9 o'clock Monday morning,  Dr. H. A. Keck officiating.   Burial will be in Oak Hill.
The Evansville Courier December 25, 1937

EMILY MARIE DEIG
Emily Marie Deig, 2. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Deig, 867 East Sycamore street, died in Welborn Walker hospital at 7:30 o'clock last night.
Surviving besides her parents are a brother. Charles: two sisters, Jeannette and Helen Ann, and grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Deig of Evansville and Mr. and Mrs. George Cusic of Morganfield, Ky.
The body will remain a Ziemer's funeral home until 5 o'clock this evening, pending funeral arrangements.
The Evansville Courier December 25, 1937

MRS. ANNA BABCOCK
Mrs. Anna Babcock, 614 1/2 Ingle street, died of influenza and pneumonia yesterday morning at the Welborn-Walker hospital where she was taken Thursday night. She was a flood refugee.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Baker and Elbert Babcock of Evansville; a daughter. Mrs. Nettie Sunn; two grandchildren: and three brothers. Herbert Eggleston of Evansville, George Eggleston of Paducah. Ky., and Elmer Eggleston or 'Mobile. Ala.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at Schaefer's temporary chapel, 301 East Virginia street, burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

MRS. TEMMIE FRIEDLANDER
Mrs. Temmie Freidlander, 68, 424 Southeast Third street, died at 6 o'clock last night at Welbom-Walker hospital following an illness of six weeks.
She was the second in her family to die within 10 days, a brother, Ben Fisher of Evansville, having died on Jan. 26.
Mrs. Freidlander formerly lived in Decatur, ill., but for the past several years had made her home with a sister, Mrs. Betty Newman, at the Third street address.
Surviving, besides Mrs. Newman, are another sister, Mrs. Rica Freidman; a brother, Lee Fisher, both of Evansville; three nieces, four nephews and five grandnieces.
The body is at Schaefer's temporary chapel at 301 East Virginia street. Tomorrow morning it will be taken to Decatur, accompanied by the family, where funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

MRS. EMMA STREIBEL
Last rites for Mrs. Emma Streibel, 68, Harmony Way, will be-held at 10 o'clock this morning at the Alexander funeral chapel with burial in Oak Hill cemetery. Mrs. Streibel died Thursday morning in St. Mary's hospital.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

ROBERT EDWARD MOORE
Funeral services for Robert Edward Moore, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, 402 Olive street, will be held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home and at 2 o'clock at  St. Joseph's Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. The child died Thursday morning at the home.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

HERBERT G. GRANGE
Last rites for Herbert G. Grange, 84, 775 Judson street, will be held at 8 o'clock this morning at Schaefer's temporary chapel. 301 East Virginia street, and at 8:30 o'clock at St. Benedicts Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. Grange died Wednesday.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

MRS. LOLA RAE SMITH
The body or Mrs. Lola Rae Smith. 20, who died Thursday in Boehne hospital, will be buried in Oak Hill cemetery following funeral services at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Ziemer funeral home.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

MRS. MARY ZIMMERMAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Zimmerman. 80. who died Thursday night at the home or a daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Buck, 1310 East Tennessee street, will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Albert Johann Memorial temple.
Burial will be in Locust Hill cemetery. The body will remain at Mr. Buck's home Until 10:30 o'clock Monday morning when it will be taken to Johann's.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

WILLIAM S. MONTGOMERY
William S. Montgomery, 71, died of pneumonia yesterday morning at his home, 920 West Delaware street.
Surviving are the wife, Lou: two sons, Louis of Detroit Mich. and Newton of Evansville, three grand-children, and two sisters, Mrs, Belle  Cox of Evansville and Mrs. Dorothy  Kraft of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock.Monday afternoon at the Ziemer funeral home with the Rev. Clyde  Koehler.  pastor  of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church in charge.   Brutal will be In Memorial Park, cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

JOHN W. GLENN
John W. Glenn, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Glenn, 1310 Southeast First street, died yesterday morning in Newburgh where the family had gone to escape the flood.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a brother, Gene: and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ward of New Vienna, O., and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Calkins of Minneapolis, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Ziemer funeral home with burial In Oak Hill cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

MARTHA WILLIAMS
Mrs. Martha Williams, 90, died of bronchial pneumonia at 1:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Evansville state hospital. The body is at Schaefer's temporary chapel, 301 East Virginia street, and today will be taken to Brazil for funeral services and burial.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

JACOB R. FOLZ
Jacob R. Folz, 48, rural route 4, Oak Summit road, brother of Dr. Charles Folz former Vanderburgh county coroner, died yesterday at his home.
Surviving, besides Dr. Folz, are the wife, Emma; a son, Sylvester; a daughter, Helen; another brother, Frank Folz, and a sister, Mrs. Alvin Gossman.
Funeral  services will be held at 8:15 o'clock Monday morning at the home and at 0 o'clock at Sacred
Heart Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

CHARLES A. STINSON
Private funeral services for Charles A. Stinson, 82, 1301 Southeast Second street, will be held at 9:30 o'clock
Tuesday morning at the Alexander funeral chapel. The body will be taken to Enfield, Ill., for burial. Friends have been requested to omit flowers. Mr. Stinson, former local merchant, died Thursday night.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

BILLIE  BOLIN
Billie J. Bolin, four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bolin. 503 Sonntag avenue, died at l o'clock yesterday Afternoon at St. Mary's hospital. Surviving, besides the parents, are
a sister, Goldie May. and the grand-parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Poag and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gorbett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Alexander funeral    chapel Burial will be  in Memorial Park cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. MARY HOLMES  LANT
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Holmes Lant, 89, 106 East Powell avenue, will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Robert Smith Memorial chapel with Dr. Herbert A. Keck, pastor of Trinity M. E. Church. In charge. Burial will be In  Oak Hill cemetery. Mrs. Lant died Tuesday afternoon at her home.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

WILLIAM A. JOHNSON
Last rites for William A. Johnson, 83, 102 West Louisiana street, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Ziemer funeral home with burial in Locust Hill cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Friday afternoon.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

JOHN SEIDENTHAL
The body of John Seiderithal, 53, 27 East Missouri street, is at the
Schaefer funeral chapel. 516 North Heldelbach avenue, pending completion of funeral arrangements. Mr. Seidenthal died Friday morning at the Deaconess hospital.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. MATTIE EMMA ROPER
Mrs. Mattie Emma  Roper. 73. died at the home of a daughter. Mrs. J. H. Foster. 320 Taylor avenue, at 12 o'clock yesterday.
Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Al Long, Sr.. two sisters. Mrs. Dora Dillon and Miss Betty Mason of Hopkinsville. Ky..six grandchildren and three great-grand-children.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

GEORGE FERDINAND FISCHER
Funeral services for George Ferdinand Fischer. 65. 200 West Illinois street, will be held at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Albert Johann Memorial temple with the Rev. Walter C. Brauer. pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Fischer died Friday afternoon.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

BRUCE RICHARD WOOLEY   
Bruce Richard Wooley, five-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Riley Wooley, rural route 1, Red Bank road, died yesterday morning at the home.
Surviving,  besides the parents, are in sister. Marilyn Jane: two brothers, Thomas Riley, Jr... and Robert Paul, and the grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. William   Buttrum   and   Mrs. Anna ?oley.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home with burial in Tupman cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. ALVIRA POTTS
Last rites for Mrs. Alvira Potts, 69, 638 Madison avenue, will be held at ? o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Robert  Smith Memorial chapel with
Rev. J. G.  Moore in charge. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mrs. Potts died Friday noon  in the Deaconess hospital.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

WALTER S. WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Walter S. Williams, 83. rural route 5. city. will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Centenary church, Inglefield. with burial In the church cemetery. Mr. Williams died Friday afternoon In the  Welborn-Walker hospital.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. CHRISTINA SUTTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Sutton, 84, 118 East Missouri street, will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Albert Johann Memorial temple and at 2:30 o'clock at Zoar's Evangelical church in Warrick county. Burial will he In the church cemetery. Miss. Sutton died Friday morning.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

HENRY KOEWLER
The body of Henry Koewler. 89. 415 North Wabash avenue, today will be removed from the Schaefer funeral chapel. 518 North Heldelbach avenue, to the residence. Funeral services will be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Boniface Catholic church. Burial will be In St. Joseph cemetery. Mr. Koewler died last Sunday.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. IDA DAUL OHNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Dahl Ohning., 69, Kentucky avenue, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Albert Johann Memorial temple with burial in Oak Hill cemetery. The Rev. Armin Hacussler will be in charge. Mrs. Ohning died Thursday.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

NEGRO DEATHS
Cad Churchill
Funeral services for Cad Churchill. 30, who died Thursday at the county Infirmary, will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow at the Hill funeral chapel. Burial will be in Locust Hill cemetery. The body is at the funeral chapel.
Surviving are seven sisters. Misses Rosa. Mary, Emma. Ella and Lizzie Churchill, all of Henderson, Ky., Mrs. Anna Hart of Louisville. Ky.. and Mrs. Fannie Thompkins of Detroit. Mich, and three brothers, Tom. Henry and Joe Churchill, all of Evansville.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

MRS. MOLLIE DODD
Mrs. Mollie Dodd. 223-B Northwest Tenth street, died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at her home. The body is at the Lowe and Son funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the funeral home with burial in Locust Hill cemetery.
She is survived by her husband. Searl; two brothers. George Reed. Evansville. and Willard Reed. Mt. Vernon; four sisters. Mrs. Frank Kinman. Mrs. Edgar Wright. Mrs. Sylvester Frankford. all of Evansville. and Mrs. Raymond Curtis. Mt. Vernon; and her mother. Mrs. Melinda Reed. Mt. Vernon.
The Evansville Courier Sunday January 31, 1937

ANNA CORA KIMBLE
Anna Cora Kimble. 26-days old. old West Pennsylvania street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kimble, died at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at Deaconess hospital.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister. Margaret: a grandmother. Mrs. Lottie Kimble; and a grand-father, Mr. Evans Dill.
Funeral services will be held at Schaefer's funeral home this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Burial will be in Park Lawn cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

LLOYD ADAMS
Lloyd Adams. 48. of 221 Vine street,
died at 12:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Welborn-Walker hospital. The body is at Schaefer's funeral home pending funeral arrangements.
He is survived by his wife. Ellen; a son. Leroy: a sister. Mrs. Ellen McDonald: an two brothers, James and Freeman Adams, The sisters and brothers live In Pennsylvania.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

MRS. ANNA SCHOR
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Schor, 64. of 1214 Judson street, who died Saturday, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Robert Smith Memorial chapel. The Rev. William M. Hawley, of the Washington Avenue Presbyterian church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Locust Hill cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

JOSEPH H. NIENABER
Funeral services for Joseph H. Nienaher, 59, of Oil Oak street, will be held 7:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the home and at 8 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. He died Saturday.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

BENJAMIN TILLMAN
Funeral services for Benjamin J. Tillman, 70, who died at the home of a son. Harry. 1020 West Franklin street. Saturday, will be held at Schaefer's funeral home at 7:30 o'clock this morning and at 8 o'clock at Holy Trinity church. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

MRS. ANNA WEGNER
Last rites for Mrs. Anna Wegner, 23, of 1611 Uhlhorn street, fatally Injured In an automobile accident Thursday, will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at Ziemer's funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

BENJAMIN J. NIEHAUS
Last rites for Benjamin J. Niehaus, 61, of 633 East Florida street, a Spanish-American war veteran, will be held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home and at 2 o'clock, at Christ Lutheran church. The Rev. Otto H. Friedmann will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

MELVIN PAUL KRUEGER
Funeral services for Melvin Paul Krueger. 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krueger. 905 Worth Elliot street, will be held;, at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home. Burial will be In Memorial Park cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

GEORGE P. WALTHER
Funeral arrangements for George P. Warther Sr., 75, who died Saturday at the home of a son. John G. Walther, rural route 1. Mt. Vernon road, are pending word from distant relatives.   The body is at the home.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

MRS. M. AMELIA ANDERS
Last rites for Mrs. M. Amelia Anders, 73, of 1916 Fifth avenue, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mrs. Anders died Thursday.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

CHARLES MICKLE
Funeral services for Charles Mickle, 71, who died Saturday at the home of a niece. Mrs. John Buehler. 1021 Vine street, will be held at Scbaefer's funeral home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be In Oak Hill cemetery.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

MRS. ELLEN HURT
Mrs. Ellen Hurt. 74. Omaha, Nebr.. died of pneumonia Saturday at St. Mary's hospital. She was visiting a daughter here. Mrs. James Jorgenson. connected with the Greater Exposition shows.
The body was sent to Omaha yesterday for funeral services and burial
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Hurt is survived by two other daughters, Mrs Jack Baker. Key West. Fla, and Mrs E. J. Mahoney, Omaha; and a son Lee Donnelly. Council Bluffs, la.
The Evansville Courier Sunday September 20, 1937

Mat Williams, a colored convict from Evansville, who was sentenced to serve twenty-one years for murder, was found dead in his cell at Jeffersonville prison, the other morning. The remains were buried in the prison cemetery.
Brownstone Banner May 23 1895

Former Local Merchant Dies
Charles A Stinson, 82 1301 Southeast Second street. until a year ago engaged in business here with a brother as Stinson Brothers, died at 7 o' clock last night at this home. The body is at the Alexander funeral home pending funeral arrangements. Mr. Stinson came here from Mt. Vernon several years ago after having been in business there for some years. Surviving are his wife Jennie; three brothers. William E. of Evansville. Robert V. of Mt. Vernon and Rufus D. Stinson of Santa Ana, Cal.
Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN) February 5 1937
Contributed by Erica Beatty

Evansville Died of His Injuries Another Fire
Louis Rose, fatally injured by the fire in Meyers' furniture establishment some days ago, died last night. His remains will be taken on the first boat to Cincinnati, by his mother, who has been with him since Monday.
A fire was discovered in the clothing store of H. Gumberts, Main Street, between Water and first. late last night, and extinguished before making much progress. The stock of clothing was badly damaged by water-fully insured.
There are some evidence that the fire was the work of an incendiary. This is the third fire on Main Street within a week.
Date: 1870-01-24; Paper: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune

DANCED WITH LINCOLN.
Mrs. Mary Jones, Who Died at Evansville, Knew Martyred President.
EVANSVILLE Ind. Dec 22.—Mrs. Mary Jones, aged 88, said to have been the oldest resident in Vanderburg county, is dead at the hospital of the Little Sisters of the Poor here after an illness of two years. The aged woman had been acquainted with Abraham Lincoln, and she said that she danced with the martyred president on a number of occasions. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of a wealthy Kentucky planter, who lost his fortune after the civil war.
Mrs. Jones lived at Springfield, Ill., several years before the civil war, and according to the story often told the inmates of the hospital, .she danced on more than one occasion with Lincoln. She said Mary Todd, whom Lincoln married, often attended the dances at Springfield, and that while Lincoln was an ugly man, he was a graceful dancer and was quite popular with the women.
The first husband of Mrs. Jones was a captain In the Union army and was with General Grant at Fort Donelson. and again at Shiloh.   If Mrs. Jones leaves any relatives the hospital authorities do not know where they are, as the woman would never tell in what county of Kentucky she was born.
Date: 1909-12-22; Paper: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Brothers Died At the Same Moment From Grip--Inseparable in Life
Evansville. Ind.,  Jan.  31.—Henry Wolfe and brother, Adam Wolfe, living at Blairsville, in Posey county, prominent farmers, died at the same hour yesterday. Both men had the grip. Henry passed away at 10 o'clock and his last words were:
"I believe Brother Adam is dead."
It developed that Adam had died exactly at 10 o'clock. The brothers were almost inseparable in life, and will be buried in the same grave.
Date: 1901-01-31; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

DIED 0F LOCKJAW.
EVANSVILLE. Ind., April 16.—
Mildred Ritter, young daughter of a local merchant, died lockjaw, caused by striking her cheek against a brick a few days ago while playing "hide and seek."
Date: 1909-04-16; Paper: Tucson Daily Citizen

Drank Wood Alcohol On a Wager and Died Before He Left the Saloon
Evansville. Ind.,   Nov.   2.—Frank Samuel, a tramp painter, and native of Sweden, died last night in Scott township, from the effects of drinking a quart of wood alcohol. He bet $5 he could drink the liquor and walk across the room. He died in great agony a few minutes after emptying the bottle. Samuel was 40 years old, and leaves a sister in Sweden.
Date: 1900-11-02; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

Witness Dies When Testifying in Damage Suit at Evansville Ind.
Evansville Ind., March,8-—Albert McKasson superintendent of construction for the Evansville Street Railway company died in circuit court today white testifying in a damage suit. He had finished a long explanation to the jury and settled back in the witness chair to await further questioning. When the question was asked his head fell back and he died.
Heart trouble was given as the cause. He was 52 years old and is survived by a widow.
Date: March 09, 1913 Paper: Grand Forks Herald

Judge John Law, of Evansville, Ind. died October 7, 1873, at the age of 77 years, He was born in October, 1796, at New London, Ct. His father was an eminent lawyer of Connecticut, and was a member of Congress in 1811-12, and an ardent Federalist His father was a member of the convention that adopted and signed the American Declaration of Independence. Judge Law was the third generation of his family who served in the Congress of the United States.
Date: 1873-10-18; Paper: Daily Constitution

John Pocock Holmes, who had been a distinguished British surgeon, died last week in Evansville, Indiana, at the age of eighty years, destitute and friendless. One of his eyes had been destroyed by cancer, and one leg was paralyzed. On examining his effects after his death, was found an original certificate of Sir Astley Cooper testifying to his qualifications as a surgeon, with numerous testimonials from other eminent surgeons of his ability and faithfulness as a member of their profession. It appeared from other papers that he had been, previous to 1827, sixteen years a surgeon in the employment of the Hudson Bay Company, at their various posts on this continent In 1827 he was a practicing surgeons in London, holding intercourse with the most eminent men. Among the papers he appears to bare preserved with care, is a card of invitation from the lord mayor and mayoress of London to dine at the Mansion House on the 12th of May, the year omitted. But the papers which he seems to have deemed the most precious, are a package of letters from Capt Parry, the great Arctic explorer, with whom he seems to hare enjoyed a free and cordial intimacy. Among his effects were also two large and beautiful gold medals awarded to "Doctor John Pocock Holmes by medical societies for his valuable inventions of obstetrical and surgical instruments." He was evidently a man of correct habits and great intelligence. By what misfortunes he who had enjoyed high professional reputation, and had been the associate and friend of eminent men, was left homeless and poor, and died at last alone in the shanty of a poor negro nurse, is unknown. It is a painful lesson of the sad vicissitudes of life.
Date: 1858-05-06; Paper: Sun

A colored child, residing in Evansville lnd. died of hemorrhage of the nose. shortly after the little fellow commenced bleeding, his mother started for a physician, but before she returned life had departed.— Strange to say shortly after death the corpse turned perfectly white. We have heard of the corpse of a white person turning black, but never heard of a black one turning white.
Date: 1867-08-05; Paper: Providence Evening Press

Fred Reidel aged 43  died yesterday at Evansville Ind. from the effect pistol shot fired by his nephew, Henry Reidel, on the 24th of May. The bullet entered below and behind the right ear, and passed through the brain, lodging in the occipital bone. Young Reidel is to be tried in September.
Date: 1874-07-30; Paper: Daily Inter Ocean

The Desolate Old Man Died Searching for Wife
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. July 13.—After wandering about the country for nearly three years in search of his wife, whom he believed to be still alive, Josiah Ford, aged 70, was found dead in an orchard near his home on the out-skirts of Princeton. Ind.. this forenoon. Ford was one of the best known fruit growers in Gibson county. The death of his wife, three years ago, deranged his mind, and he wandered from place to place, staying part at the time with relatives near Princeton. He labored under the hallucination that his wife was living, and turned up a constant search for her, always telling his sorrowing story to people he met.
At 10 o'clock this morning he was picked up dead under one of his favorite apple trees in the rear of his old home. He planted the tree three years ago, and It was his custom, before his mind left him. to spend many hours dally under the favorite tree.
The Coroner believes that the shock occasioned by once more seeing the old home and his favorite apple tree brought on an attack of heart disease.

Olney, IL--LESLIE H. FREEMAN, 66, 836 N. East, Olney, died Saturday (Feb 6, 1982) in Welburn Hospital in Evansville, IN.  Services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Ziemer Shears Funeral Home in Evansville, and at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Evansville with Father Maurilus Bilskie presiding.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Evansville.
Mr. Freeman was born in Arkansas Oct 22, 1915, the son of Leroy and Amanda Freeman.  He married Dorothy Kunkler and she survives.
He owned and operated Freeman Stave and Heading Co., in Evansville and Olney until his retirement in 1976.  He then became active in oil leasing in the Illinois area.
The Freeman family operated lumber and stave mills in Randolph County at one time.
He was a member of Holy Rosary Church; the Elks, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion.  He was a veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include a son, Frederick L., of Olney; three daughters, Deborah Parsons, Indianapolis; Martha Wolf, and Carol Boner, both of Evansville; a brother, Guy Freeman, Ohio; a sister, Ruth Barnett, Bertrand, MO; and five grandchildren.  --Submitted by Freda Roberts.




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