WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITS  

Bernard Wilkemeyer 332 South 10th Street; Menigitis
W.. H. Ross( Dr. William Ross) 1225 Main Street; Chronic Bright’s Disease
Mary A.. Purnell 201 South 5th Street; Senility ( Could also be Pushnell)
Deaths For Richmond Wayne County Indiana
Taken From: The Richmond Register Article Date: 5/24/1896 Page 5
(Contributed by Rose Page)

“Deaths and Funerals
The funeral of Wm. H. Ross occurred this afternoon at Grace M. E. Church. Rev. L.J. Naftzger had charge of the service and was assisted by Pres. J.J. Mills and Prof. Joseph Moore. A quartet composed of Misses Bessie Sands and Nellie Davis and Messrs. C.A. Keys and Elwood Merris sang. There were a number of floral offerings among them being an emblem from the Richmond Lodge of Masons, a broken column and ancher, sent by druggists, and a large design from the official board of Grace M.E. church. The board were present in a body and escorted the remains to the church.. The Pall bearers were: Messrs. Chas. Price, George H. Knollenberg, Robert Kersey, A.W. Hempleman, M.C. Price and C.C. Binkley. The interment was at Earlham.”
(There seems to be a number of typo’s here- I copied exactly as it was written)
Wayne Co. Misc. Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/22/1896 Page 1
(Contributed by Rose Page)

“Deaths and Funerals”
Dr. W.H. Ross Passed Away This Morning
“He Was One of the Best Known Residents of the City- In the Drug Business for Over 30 Years- Mr. Isaac R. Purnell”
 “At 5 o’clock this morning, at his home, 1225 Main Street, Dr. William H. Ross passed away, after an illness of several weeks with kidney trouble, during which time, he suffered much, but his death was a peaceful one.
    The deceased was 57 years of age, and for 33 years he has been engaged in the drug business in this city. He began business in the old Y.M.C.A. building, but for the past 30 years was located in the Tremont block, on Main, near Eighth Street. He was one of the best known city’s business men, and was highly respected.
    Mr. Ross leaves a wife and family. He was a member of Grace M.E. church, and of the official board of the same, and of the Richmond Lodge of Masons. Scores of friends will greatly regret to hear of his death.
    Those of his friends who wish to look upon his face again may call at his home any time after 9. A.m. Thursday. The funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Grace M..E. church. The casket will not be opened at the church.”
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/20/1896 Page 4
(Contributed by Rose Page)

Deaths and Funerals
Mary wife of Isaac R. Purnell, died Tuesday afternoon at 1:40 at her residence, 201 South Fifth Street, aged 68 years. Besides her husband two grandchildren survive her, William McGuffin and Elizabeth Purnell. Mrs. Purnell has been in ill health for a number of years, and bedfast the past five months. The deceased was worthy member of the First M.E. Church. The funeral will occur Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the residence. Interment at Earlham.”
Richmond Wayne County Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/20/1896 Page 4
(Contributed by Rose Page)

  “Mrs. Alice F. Ross, Pioneer Resident of Richmond, Is Dead”
    Mrs. Alice Francisco Ross, the widow of William H. Rose, died Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Dr. L.F. Ross at Easthaven. She had been confined to her room for more than a year and for the last 10 days had suffered from pneumonia following an attack of influenza.
    She is survived by four sons, sons, L.F.Ross and P.L. Ross of Richmond, Henry C. Ross of Boston, and Commander Charles C. Ross, U.S..N. of Philadelphia, a daughter Miss Leota H. Ross of Washington and three grandsons, William M. Ross of Lombard, Ill, Edwin C. Ross, of Indianapolis, and Richard S. Ross, of Richmond.
    Mrs. Ross was the daughter of Dr. Louis J. Francisco, one of the early practitioners of medicine in Richmond, and Abigail J. Casad and was born Winchester( now Gratis) Ohio on May 26, 1850. Her family moved to Richmond in 1859 and she has since made her home in this city. She was married on June 12, 1879 to William H. Ross who died May 20, 1896.
    Before her marriage she had attended Hadley’s Academy and Earlham College and for a number of years was a teacher in the public schools of Richmond. Funeral services will be announced later.”
Richmond Wayne County Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 5/20/1896 Page 4
(Contributed by Rose Page)

Margaret L. Denyer"
    Margaret L. Denyer, 79 years old, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Ford, 55 South Seventeenth Street, at 3 o’clock Wednesday morning.
    Mrs. Denyer was a member of the Baptist church of this city. The body was removed to the Stegal funeral parlors but will be returned to the home of the daughter Thursday morning. Friends may call there any time after 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon.
    She is survived by the daughter, Mary E. Ford, at whose home she died; one son, William R. Denyer; five grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. D.L. Ferguson, pastor of the Reid Memorial United Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Earlham Cemetery.” 
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Richmond Item Article Date: 1/23/1930 Page 2
(Contributed by Rose Page)

Deaths and Funerals
 Mrs. Carrie Rockwell                     
    “Mrs. Carrie Rockwell, 52 years old, died at her residence 88 Easthaven Avenue, on Monday afternoon. The body was removed to the Stegall Funeral Parlors following the death and will again be returned to the home on Wednesday morning. Friends may call at the home after Wednesday noon.
     Mrs. Rockwell is survived by the husband, S.S. Rockwell and one son, Leonard Rockwell. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the home with Dr. J.J. Rae in charge. Burial will be made in Earlham Cemetery.”
Richmond Wayne County Indiana Taken From: The Richmond Item Article Date: 1/22/1930 Page 2
 (Contributed by Rose Page)

“William B. Nelson
     Funeral services for William B. Nelson, 85 Civil War veteran and a member of Sol Meredith Post G.A.R. who died Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Rummel will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at the home of the daughter. 122 North Seventeenth Street. The services will be held at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Earlham Cemetery.”
Richmond Wayne County Indiana Taken From: The Richmond Item Article Date: 1/22/1930 Page 2
(Contributed by Rose Page)

Sharon J. Gunn
    Fountain City, Ind., Jan. 21- Sharon J. Gunn, six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Charles Gunn of northwest Webster, died at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning at the residence of the grandfather, Martin Duke, at Fountain City, where the family had been residing.
    The infant died following a several week period of illness. She is survived by her parents, the grandparents, and one brother and one sister.

These obits were listed in the Richmond area- they are within the Wayne County area.. Richmond had the only paper during this time..
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 4/28/1909 Page 6
(Contributed by Rose Page)
  “ Richmond Woman As An Author Of Poems St. Nicholas Published Contribution by Mrs. Alice Francisco Ross
    Mrs. Alice Francisco Ross, of this city, has a poem of some length in the May number of the St. Nicholas, the famous child’s magazine, the poem being delightful in sentiment and charmingly written.
    The St. Nicholas has paid Mrs. Ross the compliment of a number of illustrations, including head and tall pieces, the whole forming one of the most important contributions to this number of the magazine.”
Wayne County Indiana Richmond Indiana Taken From: The Evening Item Article Date: 4/28/1909 Page 6

 “ Lit With Oil; Woman Dies Aflame”
“Ran Two Blocks A Human Torch After Kerosene Can Exploded”
Columbus, Ind., April 28- Mrs. George Hobson, aged 35 years, was burned to death at her home here last night. She attempted to light a fire with kerosene in a wood stove which contained live coals. The containing the oil exploded. The woman ran two squares enveloped in flames.”
(Contributed by Rose Page)

Dublin, Ind. Nov 14
Mrs. Katherine Hoffman, aged sixty-five, wife of Jacob V. Hoffman, a wealthy and retired farmer and merchant of this place, died today of a complication of vervour troubles. She leaves a husband and four children, Mrs. W.H Sands, of Southport, Ind. Mrs. George Cox of New Castle; Mr. Frank K. Hoffman and Mr. Jerone Hoffman of Dublin Funeral Thursday.
1898-11-16

Richmond, Ind. Nov 14
Charles Boughner, whose home was near Germantown, died yesterday of paralysis at the age of seventy five. He was one of the wealthiest farmers in the county, He made large amounts of money speculating during the war. Boughner was foreman of the jury that returned a verdict of hanging in the famous Bates murder trial.
1898-11-16

Major James Connor, Who Had an Enviable War Record
Richmond, Ind., Aug 19
Major James Connor aged seventy two, died Friday  night at his home in Fountain City, after a long illness. He was one of the well known citizens of Wayne County, and had an excellent war record. Mr. Connor was born in New Garden Township, the county, in 1824. At the breaking out of the civil was he enlisted in Company D. Eight Indiana Volunteers.
Aug 19 1896 Richmond Ind.

Elma Rhoda Silliman, age 90, of Richmond, Ind.,  died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, after a lengthy illness. She was born June 18,  1916, in Richmond to August A. and Callie Maines Kettler. Elma was a 1934  graduate of Morton High School and was a widow of William Marks Silliman who  died March 16, 1996. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and mowing grass  with her tractor. On May 23, 1967, Elma was named "Working Girl of the Day,"  marking the third time a lady employee of Avco had received this honor from  radio station WHON. She was the senior interviewer in the employment office. She  worked for Avco for over 30 years ending as personnel manager. Survivors include  her daughter, Rhonda J. Jackson and her husband James R. of College Corner,  Ohio; two granddaughters, Allison Elaine Dodd and her husband Dustin of College  Corner, Ohio, and Erica Quinn Koontz of Muncie, Ind.; one great-grandson,  Jackson Craig Dodd; two sisters, Goldie Benner of Richmond and Vera Burns of  Scotts, Mich.; one brother, Lewis Kettler and his wife Doris of Richmond; two  sisters-in-law, Marilyn Kettler of Cambridge City and Bertha Kettler of  Richmond, Ky.; one brother-in-law, Don Phenis of Richmond; many nieces, nephews,  great-nieces, great-nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her  husband; parents; four sisters, Hazel Vogt, Thelma Phenis, Ruthellen Pegg, Alice  Vannatta; and three
brothers, Carl Kettler, August Kettler Jr. and Robert  Kettler. Funeral service for Elma Rhoda Silliman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday,  Sept 19, 2006, at the Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West,  Richmond, Ind. Chaplain David Garman will officiate. Burial will be in Glen  Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Monday, Sept 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Doan  & Mills Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Reid  Hospital Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1401 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN  47374.
PALLADIUM ITEM OBITUARY  - 09/18/2006 - RICHMOND, I
( Contributed by Francie Ede)

Frank K Hess
Frank K. Hess, for twelve years a resident of this city, and, we think, an employe at Gaar, Scott & Co’s ever since his coming, died Tuesday morning, after long suffering. He has for several years been a sufferer with a terrible affliction, a kind of tumor, or enlargement of the neck, and for several months an intense sufferer. He was a young man of exemplary morals and courteous bearing, making a friend of every one with whom he was associated. His funeral occurs from his residence on Wiggins street, tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.
HONORS TO THE DEAD.
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Resolutions on the Death of Frank K. Hess by his Brother Odd Fellows, and Remarks by Rev. I. M. Hughes at his Funeral.
Richmond, Ind., Aug. 23
To the N. G. officers and members of Whitewater lodge, No. 41, I. O. O. F.
The special committee to whom was assigned the duty of preparing resolutions on the death of Frank K. Hess, P. G., offer the following reports:
The death of our well beloved brother Frank K. Hess, which occurred on the morning of the 13th Inst., at his residence, after a long and painful illness, again illustrates and brings home to us with renewed force the truth of the inevitable law under which we live – “all must die.” Not alone to the aged, who are gathered as a shock ripe for the garner, nor yet to the young who are but just entering upon the joys and trials incident to this life; but as well (as in this case) to those in the rank of full vigor of life surrounded by home and loved ones, with every prospect of much to live for, comes the summons, “thy earthly pilgrimage is ended,” for in life as “in death, there is no distinction.”
Brother Hess’ life as an Odd Fellow truly may be said to have abounded in good works. His record is one of which each one of us, who have associated with him as brother Odd Fellows, might be proud.
Not only as an Odd Fellow but as a man, may we emulate his Christian uprightness of character, which won for him the esteem and friendship of those with whom he mingled, whether in the lodge room, the church, the shop or the home circle.
The deceased was initiated into the order in Whitewater lodge, No. 41, and has served this lodge in all the grades of official capacity, at the time of his death holding the office of permanent secretary.
In taking note of the departure of our beloved brother it is proper that we take such action as will manifest and appreciate of his services and our personal regreat at his death. Therefore
Resolved, That in Frank K. Hess, P. G., we recognized a true man, a valuable member of our order, and especially of this particular lodge.

Resolved, That our sympathies are tendered to the bereaved family of our beloved brother’ and while we fully realize that words of tenderest sympathy seem as idle words in so great grief; yet in love we proffer our sympathy, and commend our sister and her family to the tender care of our Father in Heaven, of whom the Psalmist hath said: “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows is God in his holy habitation; and to these words we add the following lines, which are full of comfort and consolation:
Life is ever flecked with sadness, and our
hearts are often weary
With the burden of the sorrows we are called
upon to bear;
And we often murmur blindly at the clouds
so dark and dreary,
Shrouding all the world around us with the
blackness of despair.
If we love our great Creator, if we trust in
him sincerely,
We shall know that what He sends us He
will help us ******* [possibly endure]
And though dark the clouds ***** **, over
all the sun shines clearly,
To the heart that overcometh, palms of vic-
tory are sure.
Are we troubled? Do we sorrow? Are our
tears forever flowing?
Doth grief cut its jagged furrows deeply in
the stricken soil;
Thankfully should we remember, though we
now in tears are sowing,
We shall reap in joy hereafter, while eter-
nity shall roll.
Then, O weary heart be patient though the
night of sorrow lingers
Though your heart-strings vibrate only in a
sad and minor strain,
There shall dawn a glorious morning, when
the touch of angel fingers
Shall awaken all your being in glad melody
again.
Resolved, That in this dispensation of divine providence we recognize the power of him in whom we live and move and have our being’ whose power is ever over us, and his careful hand is ever guiding us through this wilderness of rocks and whirlpools that are on the pilgrim’s way, when in search of rest, which cannot be found on earth, not even from the cradle to the grave.
Resolved, That Oriental encampment, No. 28, with heartfelt sorrow mourn the loss of a noble patriarch, a true Odd Fellow, a good citizen, a firm friend, a kind father, a devoted husband and an honest man; and while we sensibly feel our loss in the ties of brotherhood thus severed we shall ever remember with kindness the ever ready and willing worker In the cause of our beloved order. Brother Hess was afflicted more than the common lot of mortals but he endured his sufferings with almost superhuman fortitude and patience, with a hope and trust in him that doeth all things well.
Resolved, That Oriental encampment, in sustaining this loss that saddens the heart, will not and cannot forget the widow and the orphans in this their hour of sad affliction and heavy calamity, but join with our sorrow and sympathy with the family and friends of the deceased, whose only consolation in this hour of trial comes from God, who has promised to be a husband to the widow and a father to the fatherless.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on the journal of this encampment, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased.
Geo. Bishop,
J. L. Stouch, 
M. T. Hampton.
Richmond Telegram  15 AUG 1878, page 3, column 2


REMARKS BY REV. I. M. HUGHES.
The following appropriate remarks were made by the Rev. I. M. Hughes on the occasion of Mr. Hess’s funeral:
The life of every one is twofold. There is the life of the heart, the motives, the affections, the life within. And there is the outward life, the acts, the events, the circumstances that pass before the eye of man. While the life within is unseen by mortal eye, yet it generally gives shape to the outward life, and we judge the tree by the fruits, the fountain by the waters.
While the life of our dear departed brother Hess was far from *****less, yet we do not hesitate to pronounce it one of consistent virtue and piety. This we know is high praise, yet we think in this **** none too high. Free from vices through the whole period of his life, reliable and industrious in ****ness, **** in speech, ******** ** careful and considerate in all the affairs of life, devout and earnest in his religion, he was such as one as those who knew him best would both esteem and trust.
If we were allowed to designate what we think his chief virtue by a single word, that word would be faithfulness. His may not have been the ten talents or the widest sphere, but his was the fidelity which, over the few or the many things, is recognized iwht approval in that world where crowns are ***ally distributed. In the fraternities of which he was a member, and in the Sabbath school, where he was long either officer or teacher, he was valued and esteemed. In the home circle he was a father and husband, kind, wise, affectionate, helpful. In his church relation, while he avoided prominence, yet he seemed not to shrink from any manifest duty, while all that related to God’s house called forth his interest and was near to his heart. We say none of these things in the way of fulsome eulogy, only ***** know he would have desired them to be said, to magnify the grace of God that was given to him.
It pleased the Lord to appoint unto him a long and painful illness. But through it all his patience, endurance and fortitude were more manifest and admirable. As his end drew near his trust in the Saviour was unshaken. He spoke with freedom and frequency of his own unworthiness, his faults, his failings, but trusted for forgiveness in Christ Jesus, and his peace was undisturbed. Indeed, rarely have we been permitted to witness such serenity of spirit and unquestioning faith in the immediate prospect of death, and in the midst of such physical distress. He now rests from his labors and sufferings. Cut off, it might seem to us, in the midst of his days and in the prime of his strength, yet in the economy of God he had finished his course, and henceforth there is laid up for him a crown of life.
A large and generous sympathy for his bereaved family is felt by a community that knew the correctness of his life and the severity of his suffering. We can only commend them to the unceasing and tender care of him that keepeth Israel. May He, according to His promise, supply all their wants according to the riches of grace that are in Christ Jesus.
Richmond Telegram.  Thursday,
August 29, 1878, page 3, column

(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Carl William SPALDING
Driver Badly Hurt as Car Hits Truck
[picture caption] Deputy Sheriff Ora WILSON is pictured standing in the open door (right) of the automobile that crashed Friday night into a truck on U. S.-40 about a half mile west of the city limits, injuring both of its occupants.

Carl SPALDING, 34 years old, 112 North Easthaven avenue [now NW 18th Street], is in a serious condition at Reid Memorial hospital, suffering a fractured skull and other injuries received about 7:30 p. m. Friday when the car he was driving crashed into the rear of a parked truck on U. S.-40, about a half mile west of the city.
SPAULDING was driving a car owned by Frank MCCONKEY, 36 years old, 606 Sheridan street, who also was in the vehicle. MCCONKEY suffered only minor injuries, and after being treated at the hospital, was released.
The truck was operated by Herman COMBRON, 24 years old, of Indianapolis. He had parked it alongside U. S.-40 about 4 o'clock Friday afternoon, following an accident in which his truck overturned. It was loaded with general merchandise.
According to investigating officers, the north half of the highway along that section is blocked off, and is in the process of being resurfaced. This necessitates two way traffic on one half of the road.
Fred VOSMETER, fluffing down traffic at the west end of the detour, told Deputy Sheriff Ora WILSON that Spaulding failed to slow down when he signaled him. The automobile, he said, continued into the blocked off section at a rapid rate of speed.
The car apparently went out of control, WILSON explained, and smashed into the rear of the parked truck, which is owned by the Transamerican Transport company. MCCONKEY 's car was wrecked badly.
An ambulance was sent from the Richmond Police headquarters, and removed the two victims to the hospital.
Transcribed exactly as it was written in newspaper. Surnames are capitalized by the transcriber for ease in locating surnames.
Palladium-Item, Final Edition, Saturday, September 30, 1939
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

SPALDING: Francis R SPALDING, aged 82 years, father of the late William SPALDING, who resided on the National road east of this city, died at Toledo Thursday from paralysis. The body was shipped to this city today, arriving in the afternoon. The funeral services will be held at Earlham cemetery immediately after the body arrives here.
Transcribed exactly as it was written in newspaper. Surnames have been capitalized for ease in locating by the transcriber.
Richmond Palladium, Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana, USA
October 7, 1911 Pg 6 col. 2
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

SPALDING: Hetta Spalding (Mrs. Glenn M. Spalding, Sr.)
Mrs. Etta C. SPALDING, 46 years old, 43 South Eighteenth street, widow of Glenn Maynard SPALDING sr. died Tuesday evening. Mr. Spalding died in April.
Mrs. SPALDING, a resident of Richmond for 15 years, moving here from Franklin county was a member of the Reid Memorial United Presbytarian church.
Survivors include five children, Sandra, Glenn jr., Linda, Wesley and Douglas at home, a father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace May CRAIN of Laurel; four brothers, Herman CRAIN of Milroy, Ray CRAIN of Hamilton, Ohio, Sonny CRAIN of Granite, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Bonnie HART of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. Sylvia EDDINGTON of Muncie and Mrs. Hattie SOWDER, Hamilton, Ohio.
Funeral services for Mrs. SPALDING will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Doan and Johnson mortuary. Rev. R. P. MacDONALD will officiate. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 1 p. m. Thursday.
From: Palladium-Item Richmond, Indiana August 27, 1958 Pg. 7 Col. 1 (Indexed in the news paper directory as Hetta Spalding)
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Julia E SPALDING
Julia E. Spalding Answers Call of Death
Julia E SPALDING, widow of the late F. R. SPALDING, died at her home, two miles east of Richmond, on the National Road, at 10:30 a. m. Thursday. She was 88 years old.
Mrs. Spalding had been a resident of Richmond practically her entire life. She is survived by one daughter, Lizzie S. BEARD; six grand-children, and two great-grand children. She was the mother of the late William SPALDING. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 p. m. Saturday. Rev. Shelby LEE, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate. Burial in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at any time.
Palladium-Item, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
December 30, 1920
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Mrs Andrew H SPALDING
Mrs. Katherine W. SPALDING, 64, 2308 Glen Court, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. A native of New York, she had spent most of her life in Richmond.
She was a former employe of the International Harvester Co., and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon).
Survivors include her husband Andrew H.; one daughter, Mrs. Charmaine ELLISON, and one son, Joe SPALDING, both of Richmond; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Spalding will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Doan and Mills Funeral Home, Bishop Gregory ARMSTRONG officiating. Burial will be in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Transcribed exactly as it was written in newspaper. Surnames are capitalized by the transcriber for ease in locating surnames.
The Palladium-Item, Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana
Thursday, September 18, 1975
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Mrs Frank SPALDING
Mrs. Lorna SPALDING, 59 years old, 7214 Old National road east died Saturday. She was a native of New Jersey but had lived most of her adult life around Richmond.
Mrs. SPALDING was a member of the Reid Memorial United Presbyterian church, Quaker City Travel Study club and the Petal and Stem Garden club.
Survivors include her husband, Frank; one son, Rev. Tom SPALDING of LaPaz, Bolivia; one daughter, Mrs. Harold TIEMANN of Liberty; her father, T. A. TOBIASSON of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Albert TOBIASSON of La Mesa, Calif, and Robert of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters, Mrs. J. F. MILLESON and Mrs. Clarence SNOW, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Herbert LAWLESS of Oakland, Calif., and six grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. SPALDING will be Tuesday at 10:30 am. M. at the Reid Memorial United Presbyterian church with Rev. R. P. McDonald Officiating. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the Doan and Johnson funeral home Monday from 3 to 5 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m.
Transcribed exactly as it was written in newspaper. Surnames are capitalized by the transcriber for ease in locating surnames.
The Palladium-Item and Sun-Telegram, Richmond, Wayne Co., Ind.
June 14, 1964
 (Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Robert M. SPALDING Sr., 79, 901 Peacock Road, died this morning at Reid Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Richmond, was a graduate of Richmond High School and had attended Earlham College. He was an employee of H & P Tool Co., retiring in 1982. He was a member of West Richmond Friends meeting and was a member of the Yokefellow meeting at First Friends.
Survivors include his wife, Eva E. SPALDING, to whom he had been married 51 years in October; two daughters, Betty HENDRIX of Stanford, Conn., and Marjorie HORNE of Oakridge, Tenn.; one son, Robert Masters SPALDING of Arlington, Texas; five grandsons; two sisters, Vivian SHIFLETT and Lulu SPALDING, both of Pershing; one brother, Andrew Harry SPALDING of Richmond; Nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Robert M. SPALDING Sr. will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at West Richmond Friends meeting, Entombment will be in Earlham Memorial Mausoleum, Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Richmond Friends Meeting.
Transcribed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd exactly as it was written in newspaper. Surnames are capitalized by the transcriber for ease in locating surnames.
 (Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

George C. Spalding
George C. Spalding, 84 years old, died Tuesday. He had resided at 625 North Ninth street.
Surviving are his widow, Jessie, five sons, Andrew, Frank, Robert and Maynard of Richmond and George, of Lupton Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Schiflett, of Pershing, and miss Lulu Spalding, of Richmond; twenty-eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
 Palladium-Item & Sun-Telegram.  Indiana Final Edition.
Wednesday, January 1, 1947, page 7, column 1.

George C. Spalding
George C. Spalding, 84 years old, died Tuesday. He had resided at 625 North Ninth street.
Surviving are his widow, Jessie; five sons, Andrew, Frank, Robert, and Maynard of Richmond and George of Lupton, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Schiflett, of Pershing, and Miss Lulu Spalding, of Richmond; twenty-eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Palladium-Item & Sun-Telegram.  Indiana Final Edition.
Thursday, January 2, 1947, page 7, column 5.
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

Mrs. George Spalding
Mrs. George Spalding
Mrs. Jessie Spalding, 77 years old, died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Schiflett of East Germantown. Mrs. Spalding resided at 625 North Ninth street, Richmond.
She was the widow of George A. Spalding who died in January.
Survivors include another daughter, Miss Lulu Spalding of Richmond; five sons, Andrew, Frank, Robert and Maynard of Richmond and George of Lupton, Mich.; 30 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Palladium-Item & Sun-Telegram.  Indiana Final Edition.
Friday, December 19, 1947, page 15, column 1.

Mrs. Jessie Spalding, 77 years old, died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Schiflett of East Germantown. Mrs. Spalding resided at 625 North Ninth street, Richmond. She was the widow of George A. Spalding who died in January.
Survivors include another daughter, Miss Lulu Spalding of Richmond; five sons, Andrew, Frank, Robert and Maynard of Richmond and George of Lupton, Mich; 30 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
She was an active member of Reid Memorial church.
Funeral services for Mrs. Spalding will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Doan & Son mortuary with Rev. Allen Layman officiating. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary Sunday afternoon and evening.
Palladium-Item & Sun-Telegram.  Indiana Final Edition.
Saturday, December 20, 1947, page 7, column 1.
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

[This obituary is for Charlotte "Lottie" BURCH whose first husband was Frank K. Hess. The children mentioned in the obituary are Charlotte and Frank Hess’ children. I’m not sure how you want to reference that. Frank died 13 Aug 1878 in Richmond, Wayne Co., IN]

Evening Item.  Saturday,
August 16, 1913, page 8, column 1.
MRS. ELIJAH LAWTON
Mrs. Elijah Lawton, 67, 960 North G street died at 3:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at her home. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Spaulding, of this city, and three sons, George A., of Beverly, Cal., William of Stamford, Canada and Charles H., of this city.
The funeral will be held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon from the home. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery.

Evening Item.  Monday,
August 18, 1913, page 8, column 4.
MRS. ELIJAH LAWTON.
The funeral of Mrs. Elijah Lawton was held at 3 o’clock this afternoon from the residence, 906 North G street. Burial was in Earlham cemetery.
(Contributed by Michelle Kennedy Byrd)

The Indiana State Journal
1897-03-17
Richmond Ind. March 15
The remains of Engineer Charles Brown, who died in the cab of his engine Saturday while on duty on the main line, were brought to this city. A brother of the dead engineer resides here and services will be held tomorrow and the remains taken to Columbus, Ohio, for interment.

Dr. Daniel Lesh, of Richmond.
Richmond, In. Dec. 18,1899.
Dr. Daniel Lesh aged 72 yrs, died at 8 o’clock this morning at his home in this city. The deceased was a well-known man. He was born near Eaton Ohio Feb. 23,1827. he was a member of the 50th Ohio Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War, serving as hospital steward. After the war he settled in this city, remaining here from 1864 to 1872, practicing his profession. He then removed to New Paris, Ohio, and later to Indianapolis, Kansas and California. He spent 14 yrs in California, only returning here last year. Dr. Lesh married in 1855 to Charlotte Alexander. Two children survive, Miss Carrie Lesh, a well known teacher of this city, and C.P. Lesh of Indianapolis. The funeral will take place tomorrow and the body will be taken to Eaton, Ohio.

Elizabeth Wilkins
Richmond, IN. Aug. 30,1897.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkins, age 83, died today, after a long illness. She was born in England, and was the mother of Mrs. Joseph Kern

Richmond IN. Dec.7,1896
Charles H. Burchenal, well-known Richmond Attorney aged 66, died this evening at his home after a lingering illness with a complication of diseases. He has been for several years one of the most prominent local attorneys and was the senior member of the firm of Burchenal & Rupe. In many other ways, he was intimately connected with the affairs of this city. A wife and several children survive him, among them being John Burchenal, of the Proctor and Gamble Company, Cincinnati.
Charles. H. Burchenal was born at Greensboro, MD. Sept. 18, 1820, being the only son of Jeremiah & Mary E. Burchenal. He was of English ancestry and traced his lineage back to the settlers who came over with Lord Baltimore. During his infancy his parents settled in Zanesville, Ohio. In 1840 he became an orphan by the death of both parents, and he was left in the care of his maternal grandmother, who moved to Wayne County, IN. His education was secured in the common schools of Richmond and the Wayne County Seminary and Whitewater College, at Centerville. He studied law at Richmond with the Hon. John S. Newman, and was admitted to the bar in 1852. In 1854 he was elected district attorney for the 6th Common Pleas District of IN, serving 1 term. This was the only office he ever held, persistently refusing to become a candidate. Until 1859, he resided at Centerville, removing in that year to Richmond, where he remained until his death. He was one of the leading attorneys of eastern IN. and figured in nearly all the prominent cases at Richmond during his active life. He was a life long student, and had traveled extensively in this country and abroad. In politics he was originally Whig, having cast his first vote for General Scott for President in 1852. he was afterward identified with the Republican Party. In 1860 he married at Hamilton Ohio, Miss Ellen Jackson, who died in 1863. he was again married in 1871 at Baltimore, MD., to Miss Mary E. Day. Four children survive. The family of Mr. Burchenal have many friends in this city.

Richmond, IN. Jan. 24,1898. The funeral of Father H.J. Seibertz, late pastor of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church will be held on Wed. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Francis Chatard will conduct the services, assisted by a number of visiting clergyman.

Richmond, In. Oct. 31, 1898
Gen. Thomas Browne’s Old Law partner, Major Bonebrake Dead in CA.
One time Hoosier Banker & General Browne’s law Partner.
Major George H. Bonebrake, whose death at Los Angeles, CA. was announced today, was born 60 years ago 5 miles west of Eaton, Preble County Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein University, Ohio, in 1861 and soon after he became editor of the Union City (IN) Eagle. He went to Winchester and began to study law in the office of Thomas . Browne, with whom he afterward formed a partnership. When the 69th Indiana Regiment was organized he raised a company at Winchester and was commissioned Captain. He served through the war with distinction, coming out a major. Returning to Winchester he married Miss Emma Lock, daughter of the cashier of a bank in that place. With his father-in-law he soon afterward moved to Noblesville, where they went into the banking business. Meanwhile his wife’s health failed and on the advice of physicians he closed out his interested in Noblesville, took his wife to Southern CA. and settled in Los angles, which was just at that time was beginning to attract attention as the coming metropolis of that region. The change did not save his wife’s life, but it opened to Major Bonebrake a phenomenal business career. He became interested in a number of enterprises, and was the chief spirit in the organization of the Los Angles national Bank, of which he was elected President, a position he held up to the time of his death. He was also connected with several other institutions in Southern CA. and was rated one of the wealthiest men in that section of the State.

Richmond, IN. April 19,1897.
Henry C. Wright, of Economy, died suddenly yesterday of heart failure. He was about 65 yrs old.

GLIMPSE, Jonathan, [ Private, Capt. Henry Brenton's Company, Black Hawk War.] b. Preble County, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1811, moved to Wayne County Ind. 1818, m. Elizabeth, dau. of William Bay, [ 1812.] 1835, settled at Bloomington, Ill. 1837, d. Bloomington, Ill. March 9, 1878. Left three ch. [See also Duis' "Good Old Times" Page 373. ] Transcribed by Teri Colglazier

RICHMOND, Ind., March 9, 1896 - Mrs. Ammon, aged sixty-two, died today.
Saleria F. Hale
, aged seventy-one, died yesterday at her home near Abington.

Dublin, Wayne Co.,Ind Nov. 23.
Horace Muzzy died this morning suddenly of heart trouble of Iong standing, aged nearly seventy years. The deceased has been a citizen of this place thirty years or more, much of the time engaged as a. butcher. His wife died a few years ago. Two children, son and daughter, both grown, survive.
Indiana Journal November 25, 1896

RICHMOND.  Ind. Sept.
Ex-County Clerk George R. Williams has received a dispatch from Los Angeles. Cal., announcing the death or his father. William B. Williams. The deceased was born in Richmond in 1827. The remains will be brought here.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Girl Killed When Struck by Lightning RICHMOND, Ind. (UP)—Nancy Lee Platschore, 16, was struck and killed by a lightning bolt during an electrical storm Saturday. Nancy stood under a tree in herbackyard when struck. Her halfsister, Audrey Brown, 5, also was hit by lightning but escaped with face burns.
Hammond Times | Hammond, Indiana | Monday, July 30, 1956 | Page 8
Contributed by Janice Rice

Franklin, Ind., Sept. 30.
Dr. J. T. Jones, county coroner, died this morning at his home, in this city, after an illness of several months. He was seventy-three years old and had spent his life in this county. He was the oldest practicing physician in this section, he was a prominent Mason.
Source: Indiana Journal Oct. 5, 1898

Franklin. Ind., April 13—Mrs. Mary Whitesldes, wife of Dr. Lu Whitesides, member of the Indiana State Board of Health, died at her home in this city this morning. She had organic heart trouble, and for weeks had been a, great sufferer. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Indiana Journal April 15, 1896

Name of Deceased: Joseph T. Conner
County Name: Wayne
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Funeral services for Joseph T. Conner, who died at St. Albams, L.I.N.Y., will be held at 2pm Friday at the Stegall Funeral Home, the Rev. Mr. Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. The body will arrive in Richmond at noon, Thursday.
Richmond Item 11-10-1933 page 2
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Susannah Sample
County Name: Wayne
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Liberty, Ind. Nov 9- Funeral services for Miss Susannah A. Sample will be held at 2pm, Friday, at the Edwards Memorial church, the Rev. Ralph Hays officiating. Burial will be in West Point Cemetery.
Richmond Item
11-10-1933 page 2
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Richmond, Ind.. Jan. 20,—John Brooks, aged eighty-nine, died at the home of his daughter, near Mlllviile. Sunday nighty of pneumonia. His home was at Greensfork, Years ago he was president of the bank at Hagerstown.
Indiana Journal January 22, 1896

Richmond, Ind., March 9.—Mrs. L. J. Ammon, aged sixty-two, died to-day. Saleria F. Hale, aged seventy-one, died yesterday at her home near Abington.
Indiana Journal March 11, 1896

Richmond Ind., April 27. - A dispatch from Carthage, Ind. announces the death of Micajah C. Binford, father of the Rev. M. M.  Binford, pastor of the South Eighth-street Friends' Churchy this city. He was one of the earliest settlers of that section and a prominent member of the Indiana Meeting of Friends for years. He was about eighty-four years of age.
Indiana Journal April 29, 1896

Name of Deceased: Sara E. Lundy
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Palladium
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Obit: Mrs. Clarence Lundy
Mrs Sara E. Lundy, 43 years old, residing north of Centerville on Rural Route 1 Richmond died Wednesday night. She was a member of the Whitewater Methodist Church. Suvivors include the husband, two osns, David, serving in the United States army, Billy at home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Garrett, Miss Caroline Lundy, at home; one granddaughter; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Radford of Middleboro Pike; three brothers, Vier of Florida; Vearl of Lynn, and Howard of Greensfrok; and three sisters, Mrs. Marie Gardner, Mrs. Nora Vess, both of Richmond and Mrs. Grace Smith of Florida. Funeral services for Mrs. Lundy will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Welfer funeral home. rev. Donn Leach of Greenfork will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery in Centerville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Friday.
Richmond Palladium 7-8-1954 p 17

Name of Deceased: Margaret G. Lightner
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner
Obit: Mrs. Margaret G. Lightner
Cambridge City, Ind Apr. 28- Mrs. Margaret G. Lightner, 79 years old, widow of Andrew Lightner, well known resident of the Jacksonburg Community, died Thursday at her home southwest of Jacksonburg. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Lundy, Greensfork, Mrs. Elsie Hosier, at home; one son, Charles, at home, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Christian church in Jacksonburg. Rev. A. L. Stamper will officiate and buril will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Richmond Item 4-26-1935 p2

Name of Deceased: Jennie Brandenburg
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner
Obit: Jennie Brandenburg
Webster, Ind., Nov. 9- Jennie Brandenburg, 77 year old, died at her home here at 8:30 p.m Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the home of her only survivor, a daughter, Mrs. Anna C. Bullerdick, 2125 North E  Street, Richmond. Rev. D.H. Hammond, pastor of the Richmond Reid Memorial church, of which he was a member, will have charge. Burial will be in Earlham cemetery. Friend may call at the home any time.
Rochmond Item
11-10-1933 Page 2

Name Of Deceased: Mattie B. Richey
County Name: Wayne   State: In
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner
Obit: Mattie B. Richey
Webster, Ind., Nov 9- Mattie B. Richey, 63 Years Old, Died At 12:30 P.M Thursday Afternoon At The Home Of A Niece, Mrs. Liville Wissler, One Mile West Of Here. She Was Born March 2, Q780 In Wayne County. The Deceased Was A Member Of Reid Memorial United Presbyterian Church Of Richmond. Survivors Are Three Sisters, Mr. Clara Culbertson, Mrs. Elizab.Eth Jarett Of Webster, And Mrs. J. F. Robins Of Richmond; Two Brothers, Charles Anf Fred Borton, Both Of Richmond. Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 P.M. Saturday, At Webster Friends Church. Friends May At The Home Of Fred R. Borton After 8 P.M. Friday.
Richmond Item11-10-1933 P 2

Name Of Deceased: William H. Goens
County Name: Wayne State: In
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner
Obit: William H. Goens
Funeral Services For William Henry Goeens Will Be Held At Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church, Long , Ohio At 10 A.M.(Est), Friday. Burial In Bass Cemetery.
Richmond Item 11-10-1933 P2

County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Item
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner
Obit: Mary Elizabeth Lightner
Cambridge City, Ind.- May 6
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Lightner, 19, who committed suicide at her home here Tuesday morning by drinking poison, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 'o'clock at the Jacksonburg Christian Church with Rev. F.C. McCormick of Milton officiating. Interment will be made in the Jacksonburg Cemetery. The motive for the girl's act was cited as despondency over ill health. The girl had made two previou attempts to take her life. Surviving are the father, Charles Lightner, two siters, Errleda and Helen, at home; two grandmothers, Mr. Margaret Liightner and Mrs. Mary Dillon. Friends may call at any time at the home here.
Richmond Item5-7-1930 page 2
*note Errleda is actually Arleva- misprint in paper*

RICHMOND, Ind., April 23.—Word has been received here of the death of Michael Wilson, at his home. In Elk county, Kansas, he was eighty-three years old. Mr, Wilson formerly resided here and was a member of the Wayne county bar.
Indiana Journal April 28 189
Submitted by Barb Z.

Name of Deceased: Carolyn Lundy-Miller
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Palladium
Obit: LYNN, Ind. -- Carolyn Lundy-Miller, 69, of Lynn, Ind., went home to be with her Lord early Thursday morning, March 29, 2007, at Reid Hospital following a brief battle with leukemia.
She was born in Galax, Va., Nov. 16, 1937, the daughter of Glen and Nora Lee (Payne) Leonard. She was a graduate of Randolph Southern High School.
She was employed as an assistant librarian for 20 years at Randolph Southern Schools. She was a member of Spartanburg United Methodist Church and the Lynn Community Library Board.
Carolyn enjoyed her time with her family. She spent her leisure time enjoying NASCAR and enhancing and showcasing her many collectables.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Kenny Miller of Lynn; three sons, Nelson Lundy (wife Janet) of Herscher, Ill., Jeff Lundy (wife Debbie) of Oak Hill, Va., Tim Lundy (wife Martha) of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Sharon Abshear (husband Brent) of Lynn, Ind., Donna Hines of Indianapolis, Ind.; stepson, Darrin Miller (wife Sabrina) of Hollester, Mo.; sisters, Barbara Smith-Richardson of Galax, Va., Judy Mitchell of Gastonia, N.C., JoEllen Mabe of Galax, Va., Maggie Fuller of New Paris, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Debbie Williams of Richmond, Ind., and Shirley Lundy of Rio Rancho, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a loving husband, Nelson Lundy; a brother, Robert Leonard.
A service to celebrate Carolyn's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Spartanburg United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, Ind. Burial will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 3-8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2007, at Thomas Memorial Chapel, 108 E. Sherman St., Lynn, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynn Community Library.Richmond Palladium 3-10-2007
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Sarah C. Lundy
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Palladium Item
Obit: Sarah Corine Ferguson Lundy was born Jan. 6, 1916 to Charles and Almeta Moore Ferguson in Richmond, Ind. She departed this life at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Naperville, Ill., on April 11, 2005, after an extended illness.
Sarah graduated from Morton High School in 1934. Sarah was united in marriage to Lamar Lundy in 1935 and from this union six children were born: Lamar Jr., Phyllis, Gerald, Kenneth, Henry and Michael.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar Lundy Sr.; sisters, Elizabeth Burhnam and Lucinda Ferguson; brother, Charles Ferguson; daughter, Phyllis Brown; and son, Henry Lundy.
She also leaves to mourn her passing: grandchildren, great-grandchildren, niece, nephews, cousins and host of other relatives and friends.
Sarah was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she belonged to various auxiliaries.
Her funeral will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005, at noon at the Greater Second Baptist Church, 1371 N. G St., Richmond, Ind., where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. at the church, Wednesday, April 13, 2005.
Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery.
Richmond Palladium Item 4-13-2005
C. Stircle Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Lamar J. Lundy Jr.
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Ricmond Item
Obit: Lundy, Lamar J. Jr., of Richmond, died Feb. 24. Arrangements will be announced by Community Family Funeral Home, Richmond.
Pub. 2-25-2007
Name of Deceased: Gary L. Lundy
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Lamar Lundy Jr
County Name: Wayne State: In
Newspaper: Richmond Palladium Item
Obit: Deceased Name: Teammates offer toasts to NFL great Lamar Lundy
By MIKE BENNETT SPORTS EDITOR
They were equals.
Together as teammates, as partners, as family.
Together through eternity.
The Fearsome Foursome joined again on Friday night to toast Lamar Lundy and to tell heartwarming and humorous tales about the man they loved, the man they will say goodbye to today.
Lundy died last Saturday morning.
His funeral starts at 11 a.m. today at Greater Second Baptist Church, 1371 N. G St.
"I owe everything I accomplished to him," said NFL hall-of-famer Deacon Jones as he sat around a table at Wellings Steakhouse.
Lundy helped calm the race-related bitterness in Jones, helped him focus his immense physical talents onto the football field, his mind onto being a pioneer for black players in the NFL.
"He was our hero," said Rosey Grier, a fellow defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams.
"Lamar showed me strength. I never heard him complain," Grier said, alluding to the life-threatening illnesses that Lundy had fought for four decades.
Jones and Grier all hope they have the chance to say a few words about Lundy today at his funeral.
"It's important for all of of us to be here," Grier said. "To let (people) know what he meant to us."
Roger Brown, who joined the foursome after Grier retired, said he cherishes the chance to salute Lundy and his hometown. "It's coming to a celebration of how he lived and how he died," Brown said.
It was obvious that Richmond meant a lot to Lundy, Grier said. "I am really proud to come here," he said. "He loved Richmond. "The people give a lot of love and support to athletics. I feel very comfortable coming here."
Merlin Olsen remembers Lundy for his calmness and his inclusiveness. ""I don't think I ever saw him angry," Olsen said. "His welcoming nature was great."
Olsen also was a hall-of-fame defensive lineman.
Jones said the group will continue to ask for a share of card signings and other Foursome-related events to go to Lundy, possibly into a foundation in his honor.
"It's everybody equal. His name will be in the hat," Jones said. "That's what togetherness is. That will never change."
A steady stream of people passed by Lundy during his calling on Friday. "We anticipated 800 or 900 or more came through," said Tracy Lewis, co-owner of Community Family Funeral Home.
"There was a constant flow of people, but it was never backed up."
Lundy will be buried at Earlham Cemetery. Some streets will be blocked for the funeral procession. "We won't map that out until the morning," Lewis said Friday night.
Sports editor Mike Bennett: (765) 973-4462 or mxbennett@pal-item.com
.Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)
Date: March 3, 2007
Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Gary L. Lundy
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Richmond Palladium Item
Obit: Gary L. "Buck" Lundy, 60, of Rushville, who has siblings in Cambridge City, Greens Fork and Hagerstown, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008.
Born July 23, 1947, in New Castle to Frances and Violet Frank Lundy, he was the manager at Exhaust Plus in Rushville for 20 years.
Survivors: wife, Helena; daughters, Rhonda Justice, Amy Hunter; son, John Lundy; brothers, Larry, Carol, Duane, Jack Lundy; sisters, Kay Hicks, Sandy Moore.
Service: 10 a.m. today at the First Church of God, Rushville. Arrangements: Burns Funeral Home, Milroy.
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)
Date: February 19, 2008
Page: 5A Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Name of Deceased: Martha McKinney
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)
Obit: McKinney, Martha, of Connersville, Ind., died Dec. 25. Arrangements will be announced by Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville.
Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)
Date: December 26, 2007
Page: 5A Submitters Name: Brenda Wiesner

Mrs. Mary A. Jessup.
Richmond, Ind., May 24.—Mrs. Mary A. Jessup, aged seventy-tive, widow of the late Rev. Jehu Jessup, died to-day.
Indiana Journal May 26 1897

Name of Deceased: John S. Lyle County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: The Indiana State Journal, (Indianapolis, IN) Wednesday, February 01, 1899
Obit: Maj. John S. Lyle, the First Chief of Police at Richmond.
RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 25. -One of the prominent figures of Richmond passed away, this morning in the death of John S. Lyle,
after an illness of a number of weeks. He was born in Virginia in 1821, the family coming to Richmond in 1823. In 1854 he was elected a justice of the peace and was
reelected in 1858. In 1862 he raised Company B, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, and was elected captain, soon afterward being promoted to major. He helped print an Abolition paper at Newport, Ind., and later went to Union county to help Jonathan Kidwell print a Universalist magazine. Thence he went to Cincinnati and was engaged on the Chronicle. On his return here from the war he was chosen deputy county prosecutor and also served as city attorney. Later, In the seventies, he was again elected a Justice of the peace and served until his death. He was also the first chief of police of Richmond. A wife and one son, Harry, of Minneapolis, survive. Mrs. Lyle is a daughter of John Finley, the first mayor of Richmond and widely known as author of "The Hoosier's Nest." Last October they celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon.
Submitters Name: Candi

Death of J. Page Chapman
Mr. J. Page Chapman, after many years of delicate health, died yesterday afternoon, in this city at the residence of his son, Judge George H. Chapman. For many years Mr. Chapman was connected with the press and as a conductor of a newspaper he achieved an enviable distinction. In connection with his brother, George H. Chapman, on the 21st of July 1841, he est. the Weekly Indiana State Sentinel and conjointly they continued its publication for nine years.  ...
Abstracted from Western Mirror (Cambridge City, IN) Thurs.,May 24, 1866
Contributed by Candi Horton

KESTERSON, Clifford J. 13 Aug. 1918 - 19 Nov 2003  Cemetery: Glen Haven at Wayne Co IN  Married to Lillian Burke s/o Clifford & Mona (Wineka)
OBITUARY:
 Clifford Kesterson , 85, of Richmond, died Nov. 19, 2003, at Reid Hospital after a long illness. He was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Ironton, Ohio, to Earl and Mona Wineka and had lived in the Richmond area most of his life. He formerly owned and operated K&L Car Cleanup and was retired from Lillian's Appliances. He was a W.W. II veteran, serving in the United States Army.
     He is survived by his companion of 36 years, Lillian Burke; two sons, Gary and Raymond Gray, both of Richmond; four daughters, Ellen Alderson, Carolyn Maloney, Robbie Wells and Wanda Gray, all of Richmond; two sisters, Ruth Markin and Ellen Kesterson, both of Ironton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter Kesterson.
Services will be held Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at 12 noon in the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 U.S. 27 S., Fountain City, with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with military graveside services will be at   Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
No - source  -- Family scrapbook of Christine Walters

John PAYNE, aged eighty, of Mt. Auburn, swallowed morphine with suicidal intent yesterday, and his death occurred before nightfall. He assigned no reason.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 8 December, 1890

Alexander MOFFITT, a printer of Richmond, was found dead in an out-building yesterday. His remains were cold and rigid when discovered, showing his death had occurred several hours before. He was aged fifty-four years, of dissipated habits. Nearly his entire life was spent in Richmond, and he was a man without a family.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 9 December. 1890

RICHMOND Ind.. Jan, 9.—Christian Lammert died yesterday at Chicago, aged seventy-four. He was formerly engaged in business here, and the remains will be brought here for interment. A wife and three children survive. Mrs. Elizabeth C Forkner, aged seventy-seven, died yesterday at her home, in the western part of this city. Nine children survive, among them being Mrs. L. M. Jones, Roswell Forkner and Misses Cora and Elizabeth Forkner. Harmon H. Farwig, aged fifty-six. died suddenly this morning. John M. Neal, aged fifty-six, is dead of paralysis. He was a member of Sol Meredith Post, G. A. R. The remains will be taken to Hagerstown for interment. Word was received to-day of the death of Samuel Rowlette, of Covington. Ky. He was a brother of Jacob and Joseph
Rowlette, of this city, and father-in-law of H. R. King, of this city.
Date: 1898-12-28;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

DUBLIN, Ind., Jan, 9.—Mrs. Mary Smith, aged eighty-one, widow of Wayne Smith, an old and, highly-respected citizen of this place, died today at the home of her son, T. P. Smith, near
Brownsville, Ind. She suffered with cancer of the face. She has been a resident of this place for fifty years.
Date: 1898-12-28;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

GREENWOOD, Ind.  Jan. 9.—Robert E. Jennings, a prominent man or this place, died last night of pneumonia. He was eighty-five years old, and a pioneer of this county, having lived in this vicinity fifty years.
Date: 1898-12-28;  Paper: Indiana State Journal

RICHMOND Ind., Nov. 6—Mrs. Sarah Ingerman, wife of John Ingerman, died at her home, in Cambridge City, this morning. Her age was seventy-four. Death was due to paralysis, with which she was stricken a few days ago.
Date: 1899-11-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal Wayne County

RICHMOND, Ind., March 9.—Mrs. L. J. Ammon, aged Sixty-two, died to-day.
Saleria F. Hale, aged seventy-one, died yesterday at her home near Abington.
The Indiana Journal March 11, 1896

Charles Tallman, aged 80 years, passed away Sunday morning at 5:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Moses Dodge, on North Lafayette Street, where he has been making his home for several years. Mr. Tallman had been in failing health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the past five or six weeks. He was born in New York City , but came to Indiana early in life and lived most of the time in and around Richmond. Besides Mrs. Dodge there is left to mourn his loss the following children: Mrs. Martha Baldwin, Mrs Flossie Stonacker, and Mrs. Samuel Lingman all of Richmond , Ind. ; Mrs. Nettie Thomas of Liberty , Ind. , and George Tallman, of Overpeck, Ohio . His wife preceded him in death about eight years ago.
Funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock from the residence of Mr. & Mrs. Mose Dodge, Rev. J. R. Wynd, pastor of the M. E. Church officiating, assisted by the Methodist minister from Richmond.
Interment was in the College Corner Cemetery . Mr. Riley Miller of College Corner was the undertaker in charge.
Hamilton Evening Journal Tuesday February 10, 1925 Page 2 Transcribed and Contributed by Barb Z.

Killed by His Brother's Engine
Richmond, Ind. Jan 14. In a freight wreck here John Ullery, the conductor of one train was killed. The engine which mangled his remains was driven by his own brother William.
Date: 1908-01-14; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Maj. John Lyle, the First Chief of Police at Richmond
RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 25-—One of the prominent figures of Richmond passed away this morning in the death of John S. Lyle, after an illness of a number of weeks. He was born in Virginia in 1821, the family coming to Richmond In 1823.  In 1851 he was elected a justice of the peace and was re-elected in 1858. In 1862 he raised Company B, Fifth Indiana Cavalry, and was elected captain, soon afterward being promoted to major.  He helped print an Abolition paper at Newport, Ind., and later went to Union county to help Jonathan Kidwell print a Cincinnati and was engaged on the Chronicle. On his return here from the war he was chosen deputy county prosecutor and also served as city attorney.   Later, in the seventies, he was again elected a justice of the peace and served until his death. He was also the first chief of police of Richmond. A wife and one son, Harry, of Minneapolis, survive. Mrs. Lyle is a daughter of John Finley. the first mayor of Richmond and widely known as author of "The Hoosier's Nest." Last October they celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon.
Date: 1899-02-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Father Selbertz's Funeral,
RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 21,—The funeral of Father H. J. Selbertz, late pastor of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, will be held on Wednesday. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Francis Chatard will conduct the services, assisted by a number of visiting clergyment
Date: 1898-01-26; Paper: Indiana State Journal

GREENWOOD, Ind., Jan. 30.—Woodford A. Woods of this place, died this morning,  aged seventy-five. He had been a resident here for sixty-eight years. He was well known among the farmers throughout the State.
Date: 1899-02-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Jacob Heigel
Obit: Jacob Heigel, 1881-1956,
Obit from Palladium Item Newspaper, 27 July 1956 on page 19, column 1: Jacob Heigel, 75 years old, of Fountain City, died Thursday afternoon. He was a retired farmer. He formerly lived in Heber Springs, Arkansas. The survivors include a son, W. J. Heigel, of Richmond. Funeral services for Mr. Heigel will be at 1:30 pm Saturday at the Stegall-Berheide-Orr chapel with burial in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call after Friday noon at the funeral home.
Submitters Name: Terri Carota

RICHMOND lnd„ Nov. 17.—Mrs. Julia C. Boyd, aged sixty-three years, wife of John Boyd, died yesterday at her home in Middleboro, north of here.   She was the mother of Lynn C. Boyd, a prominent business man of Montpelier, Ind,, and Robert K. Boyd, formerly of this city.
Date: 1899-11-15; Paper: Indiana State Journal

RICHMOND, Ind.. April 19.—Henry C Wright, of Economy, died suddenly yesterday of heart failure. He was about sixty-five years old.
Indiana State Journal April 21, 1897

FRANKLIN, Ind., March 20.—John Clore, a prominent farmer and politician, died last evening at his home ten mites northwest of Franklin. He was born in Kentucky seventy-three years ago. Several years aga he was elected county commissioner on an independent ticket.
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 1899  Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, IN)  Volume: LXXIV  Issue: 12  Page: 5

Gen. Sol. Meredith
Obit:    Gen. Sol. Meredith, one of the brave and bold officers of Indiana, in the late war, died at his residence in Cambridge City, that State, last Thursday.  Gen. Meredith was the tallest man in Indiana, standing six feet and seven inches in his stockings.
Newspaper: Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, Date: October 28, 1875
Submitters Name: Kathy McDaniel
 

Name of Deceased: Frank L. Burr
Newspaper: Richmond Palladium
Submitters Name: Eugene F. Gray
Obit: Frank Burr Retired Architect, Dies Frank L. Burr, 75 years old, a retired architect, died Monday night.  He resided at 116 1/2 S. 4th St.Mr. and Mrs. Burr marked their golden wedding anniversary in 1942.  His wife died Nov. 23, 1943.  He was a member of the First Christian Church and of the Elks Lodge.Mr. Burr was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Burr, who came to Richmond with their family from Huntington Co., Indiana in the spring of 1890.All his working life Mr. Burr was active in some phase of the building industry.  He served as an apprentice carpenter for four years and later as a journeyman carpenter.  Taking up the study of architecture he entered the general contracting business under the firm name of  Burr and Garner.  In 1912 he became affiliated with the Miller Kemper company as architect and estimator and continued his association with this organization until the effect of World War I conditions demoralized the building industry.During the war he was for a time employed by the National Automatic Tool Company.  In 1920 he opened an architect's office under his own name and continued in business until his vision became so impaired he was forced to retire.Surviving are four sons, Arthur of Cadillac, Mich., Chauncey of Columbus, Ohio, Benjamin of Richmond, and Clifford, serving with the armed forces in Italy, a daughter, Mrs. Julia Nelson of Chicago, a brother, Arthur of Detroit, a sister, Mrs. Ben Chandlee of Plainwell, Mich., 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  —Richmond Palladium, April 10, 1945, p. 1

Name of Deceased: Rachel Jane Morgan
County Name: Wayne State: IN
Newspaper: The Cambridge City Tribune
Submitters Name: Eugene F. Gray
Obit: Rachel Jane Morgan, daughter of James and Nancy Brothers, was born in Elisabeth City. N. C., April 13, 1835, and departed this life Nov. 19, 1910, aged 75 years, 7 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage with Edmund Morgan, December 19, 1850, at Pasquotank, N.C. and with him came to Dublin the following year, in which place they spent their wedded life until death laid its hand upon the husband and father June 3, 1909. Thus the long walk of 58 years together was broken off for only a little while. To this union were born 14 children, all of whom survive the mother except four—two sons having reached manhood and two who died in infancy. Since early womanhood Mrs. Morgan has lived the Christian life and made manifest to all who knew her the sweetness and power of a heart surrendered to him whom she recognized as her Lord and her God. She first united with the Methodist church but on removing to Dublin she became a member of the United Brethren congregation, in which relation she continued a beloved and honored member until death. She loved her church and always contributed cheerfully and freely to its support. The pride and delight of her heart was the family of sons and daughters with which she had been blessed, and her life among them was such as they can “Rise up and call her blessed.” She wore well her mantle of motherhood, and departing leaves behind her a gracious influence to wield its power in the hearts and lives of the children of her bosom. As a neighbor and friend she loved and was beloved of all. They who knew her best loved her most. Truly a good mother, neighbor and friend has fallen. She leaves to follow after her ten children (all of whom were privileged to minister unto her every need until the last, except one daughter, who be-cause of affliction could not come to her bedside) eleven grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren, one sister and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the U. B. church, Dublin, Ind. Conducted by Rev. C.E. Small, of Farmland, assisted by Rev. C. M. Hobbs and Rev. Wood.—The Cambridge City Tribune, Thursday, Nov. 24, 1910.

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:

A. Lamb, Wayne county Indiana, died June 16th 1850, at Ash Hollow, of billious diarrhoea, aged 26 years. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

H.M. Lanter, Wayne county, Indiana, died June 17th at Ash Hollow, of billious diarrhoea, aged 21 years. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

MURDER AT A PICNIC. Indianapolis, July 26.—At the passenger agents' picnic yesterday at Greenwood, on the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railway, ten miles south of this city, a difficulty occurred between Charles Berrauer and Frank Myers, when the latter-drew a knife and stabbed Berrauer, from the effects of which he bled to death before medical aid could be, reached.
Date: Monday, July 26, 1875 Paper: Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH) Page: 1

Richmond Ind . March 27.-Mrs. Elizabeth Langdon Price, widow of David Price, died to-day. aged fifty-nine. she was the mother of M.C. Price, one of Richmond's best known men. The body will be buried at Brookville, Ind.
The Indianapolis Journal., March 28, 1904, Page 3,

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Saturday Morning February 25, 1905; pg4
RICHMOND BUSINESS MAN KILLED HIMSELF
RICHMOND, Ind Feb 24 - George Wiggins, aged fifty-six, a well known business man of this city, committed suicide tonight by shooting. Financial difficulties are assigned as the cause.


William Burns
Obit: Fatal Fall From Wagon.....Richmond Ind......William Burns, aged 60 years, a farmer who lived south of this city, was killed by falling from a wagon. He was hauling fodder and was thrown from the wagon by the boompole giving way. His skull was fractured.
Newspaper: The Evening Sentinel Date: Jan 7, 1901
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney

Mr. William C. Jay.
RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 10.—Dr. Wm. C Jay., aged thirty-eight, son of Rev. and Mrs. Allen Jay, died this afternoon of diabetes. Some years ago he was in partnership with Dr. I. C Teague. later practiced medicine alone; and on the failure of his health removed, to a farm near Oskaloosa, la. Recently he came to the home of his parents here. A wife and son survive him.
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 1898   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXVI   Issue: 2   Page: 5

Mrs. Mary Ann
Died--On Sunday last, Mrs. Mary Ann, consort of Mr. Stephen Shanks of this place.
The Leger newspaper dated April 9, 1828. Richmond, Wayne Co. IN

RICHMOND; Ind., . June 8.—Joseph Thorpe died yesterday at the age of ninety-two. He was born Feb. 4. 1301, in Washington city. and his education was completed in a Catholic seminary of Georgetown Va. He read law in the office of William Wirt, who was Attorney-general of the United States from 1817 to 1829, and for a portion of the term Mr. Thorpe was his private secretary. He came to Richmond in 1832. but, becoming impressed with the peculiar views of Robert Dale Owen; joined his community at New Harmony, led. Later be located at Fountain City, Wayne county.
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 24   Page: 5

John W. Domhoff, aged seventy-three, died yesterday at his home here. He had been a resident of Richmond for forty years and was one of the best-known German citizens.
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 24   Page: 5

RICHMOND, Ind., Jan. 20.—John Brooks, aged eighty-nine, died at the home of his daughter, near Millville. Sunday night, of pneumonia. Hia homo was at Greensfork. Years ago he was president of the bank at Hagerstown.
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 4   Page: 5 

A. L. McMeans, county treasurer, died of apoplexy in his office at Richmond.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1891   Paper: Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, Indiana)   Page: 1

Levin Swiggett Well Known  Mason and  Cambridge City Merchant.
CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind., Dec 6.—Levin Swiggett, a prominent merchant of this city, and one of the oldest and most widely-known Masons of eastern Indiana,, died last evening. He was born at Seaford, Del., in 1825, and for over forty years has been identified with the interests of this city. He was a charter member of Cambridge City Lodge. No. 5. F. and A. M„ a Knight Templar and a thirty-second-degree Mason. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity. A widow, three sons and a daughter survive him.
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 1897   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXX   Issue: 49   Page: 7

FRANKLIN. Ind. April 13.—Mrs. Mary Whitesides. wife of Dr. L. L. Whitesides. member of the Indiana State Board of Health, died at her home in this city this morning. She had organic heart trouble, and for weeks had been a great sufferer. The funeral will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 p. m
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1896   Paper: Indiana State Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana)   Volume: LXXIX   Issue: 16   Page: Copy of 5



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