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The Marion Daily Chronicle
Monday, October 30, 1897


Death of Robert Briles
      Robert Briles died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Rebecca Mote, three miles west of Fairmount, Friday morning at 7 o'clock of consumption. He was married two years ago, but his wife preceded him to the other land, being afflicted with the same disease. The deceaed was twenty-four yearsof age. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Back creek church. Burial at Back creek cemetery.

Jacob Briles of Yost, Ky., is here to attend the funeral of his son, Robert.


The Marion Chronicle
Monday, October 14, 1935

Fairmount, Ind., Oct. 14
      Rev. Hiram Harvey, seventy-two, died early today at his home in Liberty township near the Little Ridge church. He was a prominent Liberty township resident and was pastor of the Friends church for some time.
      Surviving are the widow, Sadie Harvey; a son, Russell; three grandchidren, Idris, Ralph and Shirley May and a brother, William R. Harvey.
      Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fairmount Friends church with Rev. Ira Johnson, Winchester, in charge assisted by Rev. Richard Haworth, of California, who is visiting here. Burial will be in Park cemetery, Fairmount.


The Marion Chronicle Tribune
Sunday, January 17, 1999
Page A7
Obituaries & Record

Benjamin Elmer Naylor
Sept 12, 1919 - Jan 16, 1999

FAIRMOUNT -- Benjamin Elmer Naylor, 79, 3479 E 1050S, died at 3:36 a.m. Saturday in University Nursing Center, Upland.       Mr. Naylor was born in Muncie and was a longtime resident of the Delaware County area. He had lived in the Fairmount area for more than 18 years. He retired in 1974 from Durham Manufacturing, Muncie, after 30 years. He attended Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Matthews.
      Survivors include his wife, Edith (Johnson); a sister, Armeda (Mrs. Ralph) Keller, Muncie; a niece, Nancy (Mrs. Phillip) Chastain, Summitville; and several other nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry O. and Gertrude (Shepard) Naylor.
      Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Needham-Storey Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 409 E. Main St, Gas City, with Elder Wayne Thacker officiating. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Matthews, Ind. 46957.


The Marion Leader
Friday, July 7, 1905
Page 3


      The funeral of Mrs. Celeste Naylor, mother of Mrs. Ida Rohrer and Jack Naylor of Marion, was held today at the home at Crasfordsville. Besides Mrs. Rohrer and Mr. Naylor, Fred Rohrer and Harly Rohrer of Marion, grandchildren of the deceased, were in attendance at the funeral.

The Marion Leader
Saturday, July 8, 1905
Page 4

Crawfordsville -- Mrs. Celeste Naylor, wife of Dr. I. G. Naylor, is dead of paralysis. The date of her death is also the seventy-seventh anniversary of her birth. Her husband is in his ninety-second year.


The Marion Leader Tribune
Page 15


      Fairmount, Ind., Nov. 17 -- Body of Ford Naylor, 51, former resident here, who died Sunday at his home in Winnetka, Ill., will be returned here for burial and graveside rites, relatives said today.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Park cemetery.
      Mr. Naylor spent his boyhood here, attended high school and played in the old Fairmount band. He left here about 30 years ago.
      Surviving are the widow; his mother, Mrs. Mary Naylor, Winnetka, and three brothers, Neal Naylor and Otto Naylor, both of Winnetka, and William Naylor, Toledo.


The Daily Chronicle
Friday, July 14, 1916
Page 3


      John Naylor, age 72, died at his home south of Fairmount Wednesday morning. A wife and four sons survive. Mr. Naylor had been ill for almost a year, but was apparently improving when a sudden relapse resulted in death. The deceased was a well known farmer in the south part of the county.
      No funeral arrangements have been made pending the arrival of two sons from Chicago.


The Marion Daily Leader
Friday Evening, January 10, 1908


      After a long illness, which he suffered with extreme patience and fortitude, John E. Naylor, passenger agent at the Pennsylvania station, answered the summons of the death angel at an early hour Friday morning.
      The deceased, who was familiarly known to his friends as "Jack" Naylor, has been seriously ill since Christmas. Tuesday pneumonia developed and for several days his death has been expected. He had been a resident of Marion for twenty-one years and during that time had been the agent for the Pennsylvania Railway company. There were few men in Marion that did not know him and prise his friendship.
      He was born in Darlington Ind., March 2, 1862. He leaves a wife, a son, Robert, a father, and five sisters. Dr. I. E. G. Naylor of Crawfordsville is his father and his sisters are Mrs. John Howard, Miss Hattie Naylor of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Charles Adair and Mrs T. E. Booker of Lebanon, and Mrs. Ida Rohrer of Marion. Mr. Naylor was a prominent member of the Elks lodge and was well known in business and social circles. Death took place at his residence, 323 West Fourteenth Street. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the parlors of the Elks home on South Boots street. The members of the Elks lodge will have complete charge of the services. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state from noon Saturday until noon Sunday at the family residence.


The Marion Leader
Saturday, December 8, 1906
Page 12


      Joseph Naylor, a home veteran died Thursday night at 11 o'clock in the home hospital after a long illness. He was 76 years of age and was a member of C company, 53 Illinois Infantry. He leaves a brother, Charles Naylor of Crayville, Ill. Funeral was held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment was made in the Silent Circle.


The Chronicle
Marion Indiana
Monday, February 6, 1950


Fairmount, Ind., Feb 6 - The body of Mrs. Mary Naylor, ninety-one, Toledo O., former Fairmount resident will be returned here for funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednedays at 425 North Main Street. She died Sunday night at the home of her son, William F. Naylor, Toledo.
      Brief rites will be conducted at Toledo tonight. The Reverend Xen Harvey, pastor of the Fairmount Friends Church, will be in charge of the funeral rites here. Burial will be in Park cemetery, north of Fairmount.
      Native of Virginia, Mrs. Naylor established her home in Fairmount in 1906. Her husband John W. Naylor, former farmer and blacksmith in this community died in 1916. Mrs. Naylor moved from Fairmount 25 year ago.
      Survivors in addition to the son in Toledo include two other sons, Neal and Otto, Chicago, and four grandchildren.

The Chronicle
Marion Indiana
Tuesday, February 7, 1950


Fairmount, Feb. 6 - Feneral services for Mrs. Mary Naylor, 91, Toledo, O., former Fairmount resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 425 Nortn Main street. The Rev. Xen Harvey, pastor of the Fairmount Friends church, will have charge of the rites. Burial will be in Park cemetery. The body will arrive here Tuesday following brief rites there.
      Native of Virginia, Mrs. Naylor established her home in Fairmount in 1906. Her husband, John W. Naylor, former farmer and blacksmith in this community died in 1916. She moved from Fairmount 25 years ago.
      She died Sunday night at the home of her son, William F. Naylor, Toledo.
      Survivors include three sons, William, and Neal and Otto, Chicago and four grandchildren.


The Chronicle
Marion, Indiana
Monday, February 22, 1943
Page 2


Fairmount, Ind., Feb. 22 -- Funeral services for Mary Catherine Wilbern, sixty-six, wife of Ottis Wilbern, South Walnut street, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church here.
      Rev. Thurman Mott, pastor will be in charge of the rites and will be assisted by Rev. C. A. Hile, Pennville, and Rev. John Borders, Wabash. Burial will be in Park cemetery.
      Mrs. Wilbern died at 9 a.m. Sunday at her home following an illness of two years.
      Survivors include the husband; one son, Leslie Wilbern, St. Joseph, Ind., and six brothers, Floyd Brown, Blue Mound, Kans.; Lee, Lamont, Will and Charles, all of Fairmount, and Walter, Marion.


The Marion Leader-Tribune
Saturday Morning, August 15, 1915
Page 6

      The remains of Doris, the 3-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Woodruff, living in Oklahoma, arrived here this morning and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Relfe, living southeast of town to await funeral services which will be held tomorrow. Mr. Relfe is the grandfather of the child.


The Marion Leader Tribune
Saturday, June 15, 1935
Page 5


Summitville, Ind., June 14 -- Mrs. Eliza Woodruff, 82, well known resident of southern Grant county, died at her home a mile north of here early today following a long illness. No funeral arrangements have been made. Surviving are the husband, Samuel Woodruff; three sons, Joseph, Semonole, Okla.; Ford, Peru, and Newton, near Summitvile; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Landis, Dundee, Ind., and Mrs. Russell Harvey, of near Fairmount.


The Chronicle
December 2, 1912


Fairmount, Ind., Dec. 2 -- Last rites for Samuel T. Woodruff, ninety-two, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Russell Harvey, southwest of Fairmount in Liberty township. Burial will be at Park cemetery here.
      Death of Mr. Woodruff occurred at 5:45 p.m. at the Harvey home.
      Three sons, Newton, Summitville; Joseph, Muskegee, Okla., and Ford, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Emma Landis, Peru, and Mrs. Harvey; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren are the survivors.
      The body was taken from 731 South Main street to the home.

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