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Warrick County Obits

Murder in Warrick County—The Evansville Enquirer learns that a cowardly and atrocious murder was committed on Tuesday night, upon the person of a highly respectable man named  McCIintock, residing about four miles east of the town of Boonville, Warrick county.
His wife was preparing supper for the family, and, hearing a noise outside the house he opened the door, when he was immediately shot in the side and fell dead in the doorway. Wednesday morning, upon examination it was found that he was perforated with eight buckshot, and it is supposed that the assasain must have been standing close to the door sill.  As yet no trace of the murderer has been found, though after day broke he was tracked some distance by his footprints. This horrible affair has caused great sensation throughout Warrick and part of Vanderburgh counties, as the deceased was a man extensively known and Highly respected by all who were acquainted with him. He left a family behind him, some of them quite young    He was a native of Pennsylvania.
Date: 1857-03-23; Paper: New Albany Daily Ledger

J. M. Ashley

New Albany Daily Ledger Mon, 26 Mar 1866 p2 c1: Sudden Death — Mr. J. M. Ashley, an old and esteemed citizen of Warrick county, died suddenly on Tuesday last, of apoplexy, at this residence in Boone Township, in that county. He was one of the pioneers of Warrick, and was 70 years of age.
contributed by Sue Carpenter

Death of Indiana Pioneers
From the Evansville Journal.

On the 29th.ult., Moses Chase, an old citizen of Warrick county, died at his home near Boonville, at the ripe old age of seventy-five years, Mr. Chase emigrated from Ohio to Warrick county about thirty years ago. He was one of the prominent members of the old Congregational Church of Boonville, an intelligent and upright man, and one of the best and most useful citizens of the county.  His place can not well be filled.
Date: 1868-06-04; Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette

DIED CORWIN  Thursday, April 30, 2 o'clock a. m.. at his residence. Wyoming, Ohio, after two years' sickness, Minor L. Corwin, aged 47 years. Deceased was born in Newburg, Warrick County,  Indiana. Funeral from his residence, Friday, May 2, at 3 o'clock p. m. Friends invited.
Date: 1879-05-01; Paper: Cincinnati Daily Gazette

Stokes Garwood, an old citizen of Newburg, accidentally shot and killed himself while shooting rats in his yard yesterday. He was not found for several hours after the accident. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn.Date: 1881-03-10;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Warrick County . Young Man Assassinated after a Call on His Best Girl
EVANSVILLE, Ind-. March 1.—Nicholas Trautvetter was mysteriously murdered near Millersburg Warrick County lost night, and Robert Moore was arrested this afternoon charged with the crime. The parties are young men of prominent families.  They were suitors for the hand of Miss Phoebe Schick. Moore formerly kept company with her, and Trautvetter was doing so at the time of his death. He had spent Sunday evening with Miss Schiek, and was on his way home when shot to death. As he traversed the country road Moore joined him. The later when arrested claimed some unknown party shot Trautvetter from ambush. Moore then hastened home and told this story to his father. The latter aroused the neighborhood, and sought the murdered man. Later the dead man's' family was notified. Moore's story is not generally believed.
Date: 1897-03-03; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Death Sentence Cannot Be Carried Out Legally in Indiana, Condemned Man  Alleges.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 28.—Joseph D. Keith, convicted of murder, in Warrick county, and under sentence of death, in his appeal to the supreme court, depends largely on the plea that in turning the state prison south into a reformatory it left no legal place in which Warrick county criminals can be put to death. This contention has led the attorney general to prepare a brief, covering, 168 pages, holding that the reformatory act did not repeal the law of 1889, and, if it did, it simply revived the common law under which the death sentence can be carried out. The brief prepared by the attorney-general is unique in that it contains half-tone pictures of the hammer with which it is charged Keith murdered Miss Kifer, the heavy stone that was tied about her neck to sink her body in Pigeon Creek, and the slippers and corset she wore in life.
Date: 1901-09-28; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

Here's a Real Farmerette
Aunt Martha Spradley, age 83, living in Pigeon township, Warrick county, Indiana, Is as active an most women are at 30, and there is perhaps not another woman In this part of the state who can do the manual labor she does in a day. There is not a better horsewoman in this part of the state, and perhaps none can shoot a gun as accurately, walk as far haul more coal or cut more wood than this remarkable woman.
Mrs. Spradley is five feet ten inches In height, straight as an arrow, and never wore glasses or walked with a cane, she says she expects to live to be 100 years old. and she hopes to work to the last day of her existence.
This Warick county woman is a farmer who works her own land, consisting of 100 acres, and. as she remarked the other day. "It Is a farm on which most anybody else would starve to death." The woman has had good success with her crops and is regarded as one of the best and most systematic farmers In her neighborhood. She has fifteen acres of corn, thirty-one and a half acres of tobacco, five acres of cowpeas, five acres of meadow land, a large, patch of potatoes and a good garden. She has her corn in good shape and has plowed the entire crop herself. One morning recently she pulled her tbacco plants and set them out. She works from early morning to night and never seems to grow tired.
After Mrs. Spradley has laid by her crops each summer and has laid in her winter's supply of wood and kindling she hauls coal for all the school-houses In the nelehborhood. For about twelve years she has hauled all the coal for the schoolhouses within fifteen miles of her home. Mrs. Spradley says she can scoop a load of twenty-five bushels of coal from the bed of her wagon without stopping to rest.
Mrs. Spradley was bom within two miles of the plare where she has lived for the last sixty years, and has always made her home in Warrick country. In 1848 she was married to James Spradley one of the well known
early citizens of Warrick county, and they moved to the place where the aged woman now lives. Here they erected a cabin twelve by sixteen feet, and a few years later they built a large two-story log house. Mr. Spradley died in and since that time Mrs. Spradley and her daughter have been living together. The daughter does the housework, while the mother looks after the farm. She has three children and two sisters living.
Her sisters are Hannah Spradley. age 78, of Selvin. and Elizabeth Gray, age 87, of Oakland City.—Indianapolis News.
Date: 1911-10-04; Paper: Fort Worth Star-Telegra

BOONE'S GRANDCHILD DIES
Mrs. E. T'Vault Kenney, 79, Passes Away at Jacksonville
Mrs. Elizabeth T'Vault Kenney, a well-known pioneer of 1845, died at her home in Jacksonville yesterday mornings
Mrs. Kenney was the daughter of Colonel William Green T'Vault and Mrs. Rhoda Boone Burns T'Vault and was born in Warrick County Indiana, In 1832. She was of Scutch, Irish and French ancestry , and was a great-grand-daughter of Daniel Boone and directly descended from the Robert Burns family of Scotland. Her father was editor of the first newspaper west of the Rocky Mountains, the Spectator, first issued at Oregon City February 5. 1846. Later he was prominent as a legislator and lawyer and in 1855 he was editor of the Table Rock Sentinel, the first newspaper in Rogue River Valley
In 1832 the T'Vault family removed from Oregon City to Jackson County and as a young: girl Mrs. Kenney was the first postmistress there, the post-office being known as 'The Dardanelles," and was situated on Rogue River, not far from Gold Hill of today. In 1855 she was married to Daniel M. Kenney, a native of Louisiana, a lawyer and a pioneer of 1849. He died February 18, I860, leaving his young wife with two little boys to rear. Her father died In IS69 and her mother not long afterwards.
Mrs. Kenney was a member or the Oregon Pioneer Association and also of the Pioneer Association of Southern Oregon.    Her two sons survive.
Date: 1911-10-21;
Paper: Oregonian

Mrs. Hunsaker
Mrs. Cora A. Hunsaker, 85, of 4839 W. Lawther, a Dallas resident for three years, died here Saturday.
A native of Warrick County Ind., Mrs. Hunsaker had been a resident of Grand Prairie for 17 years before moving to Dallas. She was a member of the First Methodist Church In Grand Prairie and is survived by two sons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Southland Funeral Chapel In Grand Prairie. Burial will be In the Maple Grove Cemetery at Boonevllle, Ind.
Date: 1972-11-05; Paper: Dallas Morning News

EDWARD METZ
BOONVILLE, Feb. 5.— (Special) —
Edward Metz, 68, -Warrick: county farmer, died, this afternoon at his home two miles southeast of Boonville.
Surviving are his -wife, Sophia, three daughters, Mrs. Ella Hochmelster and Misses Marie and Gertrude Metz; three sons, Harold, Herman and Paul Metz, and five grandchildren."
Funeral services will he held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home with continued services at the Ebenezer church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Evansville Courier February 6, 1937

Millard Fillmore Huett II
Peoria Journal Star, April 21, 1999 VERMONT - Millard Huett Jr., 74, of Rural Route 3, Kinderhook Road, Rushville, formerly of Vermont, died at 2:21 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born Nov. 2, 1924, in Boonville, Ind., to Millard Sr. and Lulus {Burnett} Butcher Huett, he married Vera Woodruff on March 29, 1963, in Vermont. She survives.
    Also surviving are his mother of Astoria; two sons, Edward and Steven, both of Rushville; one daughter, Jeanette Sutter of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Donald and Robert, both of Boonville; and six granddaughters.
    Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
    He retired from AMAX Coal Co. after 38 years. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 7110 in Canton and the Odd Fellows Lodge in Havana.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Kost Memorial Home, Vermont. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. An Odd Fellows service will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home, with visitation to follow from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Schuyler County Ambulance and Rescue Squad.
Note: See his mother's obit. (Contributed by Sara Hemp)

THEOPHILIS   P. PARSONS
Funeral services for Theophihis P. Parsons, 65, 26 North Third street, who died Monday, will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Newburg with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery there.
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 1924  Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)  Page: 3  

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 grandparants, 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—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1937

Mrs. Mary Ann Lipknight
Boonville In Sept. 19 (Special) Last rites for Mrs. Mary Ann Lipknight, 74 who died Saturday night at her home here, will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Clements Catholic Church with burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Surviving are a daughter Margaret, and two sons, John and Mann Lipknight.
Monday, September 20, 1937 Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN) (Transcribed by J. M. Kell)

EDWARD METZ
BOONVILLE
Feb. 5.— (Special) — Edward Metz, 68, Warrick county farmer, died this afternoon at his home two miles southeast of Boonville.
Surviving are his wife, Sophia; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Hochmeister and Misses Marie and Gertrude Metz; three sons, Harold, Herman and Paul Metz, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home with continued services at the Ebenezer church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
THE EVANSVILLE COURIERS-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1937

Passes Away at Newburg
Mrs. James Riggs, who died suddenly in Newburg. Ind.,
Monday evening, was a well known resident of this city and the news of her death has caused general regret. She left her home here last Friday for a visit with her mother at Newburg and was apparent-ly in her usual health. Her death was supposed to have been due to heart trouble. Mr. Riggs left immediately for Newburg on hearing of his wife's death. Date: Wednesday, June 26, 1907 Paper: Evansville Courier and Press (Evansville, IN)
Transcribed by J M Kell




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