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Notice in Madison Republican Banner    October 13, 1847
MARRIAGES AND OBITUARIES-To correct an erroneous impression, existing in the minds of some persons, we deem it proper to remark, that we make no charge for publishing marriage and obituary notices-but the parties interested are expected to communicate them, as it would be out of our power, even if it were a part of an editor's business, (which it is not.) to hunt up and write out such things.-We will add, that, as but few persons are qualified to write a readable obituary notice, (simple as it may seem,) the better plan is to make it as brief as possible.

Obituary-from the May 16, 1902, Vernon Journal
    Miss Polly, oldest daughter of Wm.C. and Nancy Wilson was born on the old farm on Big Creek, Graham Township, Jefferson County, Dec. 3, 1822, died May 5, 1902, age 79 years, 5 months and 2 days, joined the Methodist church at Mt. Pisgah in 1847; was a faithful member and firm believer in the church to which she belonged. A remarkable circumstance in her case was the interment on the exact spot where she joined the church, having been torn away one year after she joined. She was devoted to her friends and a commemorable act of her life was the taking care of her old father and mother in their last days, adminstering to their wants with the tenderest care. She died fully believing that she would be accepted by her Savior into the city of eternal rest.

News Article - from the May 16, 1902, Vernon Journal
Committed Suicide
    William Hoard of Graham Township, and Mr. Russell Wyne brought information to this city today that Mr. T. Norton Cosby, a well respected citizen and a prominent farmer of Graham Township living near Lick Branch Baptist Church, of which he was a member, committed suicide Friday evening about 2 o'clock by shooting himself through the temple with a revolver, which he had borrowed from one of his neighbors, who he told that he wanted to kill a dog. He leaves a family consisting of a wife, three daughters and one son.
  Mr. Cosby's family had been away during the day, and on coming home in the evening, finding that he was away, a search was instituted and his lifeless body was found on a hillside under an apple tree in his orchard, about 150 yards from his house. He had fallen over one way and the gun the other.  -  Madison Courier, Saturday - He was buried Sunday at 10 o'clock at Lick Branch Cemetery. The deceased was the brother to Wm. H Cosby, of Hyde. No cause can be given for the deed. findagrave link

COLLINS, W. A. DR.: Vernon Banner 5-23-1883
    Dr. W. A. Collins, a prominent physician of Madison,died last Friday evening. Dr. Collins was well known by many of our citizens and especially by a number of the old soldiers boys who were members of his regiment. findagrave link

CARLISLE, JOHN MR.: Vernon Banner 5-23-1883
     Mr. John Carlisle, a brother to our fellow-townsman Mr. James Carlisle, died very suddenly at home in Madison, last Friday night. findagrave link

FARMER KILLED BY LIGHTENING,  North Vernon Sun - June 26, 1929
    George H. Dryden, age 39, a farmer living near Dupont in Jefferson county, was killed by lightening while inspecting his crops Sunday afternoon. The body was found by Dryden's fourteen year old son who had gone after the cows. Dryden's dog who had followed him to the field was also killed.
    An open pocket knife was found near the body with which Dryden was thought to have been whittling and it is thought that the lightening struck the pocket knife, killing both Dryden and the dog. Mr. Dryden's watch stopped at 4:45 and the body was found shortly after 5 o'clock.
    He is survived by his wife, four children, Edith, David, John and William, five brothers: Julius, Montana: Clarence, Hanover: Earl, Wirt: Paul, Vernon: and O.W. Dryden, Dupont, and his parents who live at Dupont.

Madison Courier August 7, 1841
DIED - In this county on the 5th inst. Nicholas D.G. Paul, son of Mr. John Paul, aged 21 years and 27 days. findagrave link

North Vernon Plain Dealer   January 25, 1876
    Mr. Hiram Foster is no more. He was buried today. Mr. Foster was among the early settlers of Jefferson county. He was extensively known and universally respected. We have few men who are as conscientious in their business and social relations to the world, as was Mr. Foster.Column dated January 19, 1876
North Vernon Plain Dealer   February 1, 1876
    Mr. Hiram Foster died at his residence last Monday night at about 7 o'clock, and was buried on Wednesday at 11 o'clock a.m. in their family burying grounds, near Big Creek, on the hill Relatives and friends of the deceased came from far and near.

Madison Republican February 27, 1817
    Died about 4 o'clock yesterday morning, James, infant and only child of John Meek Esq. of this place.

Madison Indiana Republican March 29, 1832
    Departed this life on the 26th instant, in this town, Orsen E Hough Esq. after a lingering illness of several months. Judge Hough was an intelligent and respectable citizen, a kind husband and an affectionate father. He was mild and courteous in his manners, a sincere friend, and benevolent in a high degree.
    He has left an affectionate wife and six or seven children, mostly small, to deplore their irrepairable loss. The citizens of Madison sincerely sympathise with them in this severe affliction.

Madison Indiana Republican August 30, 1832
    Departed this life on the 25th instant in this place, Mr. James McKee, aged 32 years, after an illness of ___ remittent liver of about three weeks, which he bore with Christian fortitude and without a murmer. Mr. McKee was a highly respectable member of the Presbyterian church; an industrious, enterprising and valuable citizen, and his loss will be universally deplored by all who knew him.
    He left a companion and two small children whose loss is irreparable. findagrave link

Madison Indiana Republican November 22, 1832
DIED-On the 14th Instant in this vicinity, Mrs. Lucy Crawford wife of Mr. J. M. Crawford, after an illness of several months. She has left a husband and several children to mourn her untimely death.

Madison Indiana Republican December 27, 1832
    Departed this life at her father's residence (Mr. Richard Hubbard) in this vicinity, on the 24th instant Mrs. Rhoda Woodburn, wife of Mr. Culver Woodburn of this place, after a severe illness of several weeks. findagrave link

Madison Indiana Republican June 13, 1833
DIED---On Thursday morning, the 6th instant, at the residence of her mother, about two and a half miles from Mrs. Elizabeth M. Paul, consort of John P. Paul, aged 23 years. The deceased had about ten weeks before her death, gone in her usual health, on a visit to her mother, who was then on a bed of sickness; little thinking, that she was leaving her own residence for the last time, or making her last visit this side the grave. She was seized with an affection of the lungs which she had probably been slightly affected for the last two or three years, gradually wasted away, and finally sunk into the arms of death, without a struggle or a groan. She possessed in a high degree the amiable and endearing virtues of her sex, and was most respected and beloved where best known; was a member of the Presbyterian church, and if a life well spent, gives hope in death, that hope is left as a consolation to the bereaved.-She has left a husband, a mother, and numerous relatives and friends to lament her loss. findagrave link

Madison Indiana Republican July 11, 1833
    DIED-In this county, on the 5th instant, Col. Samuel Smock, after an illness of a few days, aged about 60 years. Col. Smock was among the early settlers in this county, and has left a great number of relatives and friends to lament his departure. findagrave link

Madsion Republican And Banner April 30, 1835
DIED-in this place, on Monday the 27 inst. Mrs. Susannah Boicourt, relict of the late Thomas Boicourt, in the 45th year of her age. It has been allotted to Mrs. B. to suffer severe afflictions in this life, but they were endured with shristian patience and resignation, she being supported under them, by the consolation which religion alone can afford, and looking forward to that period when the declaration of the apostle should be fulfilled, that they should work out for her, a "far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." She has left three minor children, to deplore the loss of a kind and indulgent mother.

On the same day Mary Francis infant daughter of Archibald Cosby, aged 20 months.

Madison Republican and Banner June 18, 1835
DIED-On yesterday morning, about two o'clock, of Epidemic Cholera, James H. Wallace, Esq., one of the Editors and Proprietors of the "Republican and Banner," in the 37th year of his age. We left our Colleague in the office on Tuesday afternoon, in the apparent enjoyment of as good health and in as fine sprits as we ever saw him. He was attacked about 6 o'clock, and despite the efforts of medical skill and the assistance of his friends, he sunk rapidly, to his death.
    Mr. Wallace was a native of Mason county, Ky., whence he emigrated to Madison in the year 1818. He has filled successively, the responsible stations of Justice of the Peace, Sheriff of Jefferson county, and member of the State Legislature. Few men in a public career of some fourteen or fifteen years, have been honored with more repeated and unqualified testimonials of the confidence of their fellow citizens and well and worthy were they bestowed; Fearless and independent in the avowal of his sentiments, open and generous towards his competitors, ardent to enthisuam in support of his favorite measures, he never incurred the charge of waiting on the tide of public opinion by concealment of his principles, or of luke-warmness in their defence-a censure so seldom escaped by public men. As a member of the Legislature, he ranked among the first----Yo fluency and dexterity in debate, he united a talent for the detail of business and the patient investigation of the subjects of legislation. He will long be remembered as one of the most able, untiring, and influential advocates of the system of Internal Improvement, now in progress in Indiana.
    Of his estimable qualities as a man and a citizen, it is necessary to speak to those by whom they are known and appreciated. The memory of them is a rich legacy, which he had left to a large and interesting family, and a circle of relatives and friends, by whom this heart renching bereavement will ever by deplored.

Madison Courier, June 17, 1843
Died - In Madison, Indiana, on the 13th inst, aged 71 years, Charles McClean, a native of Newry County Down, Ireland; but for the last 25 years a citizen of the United States, to whose liberal institutions he was warmly attached. findagrave link

Madison Courier, April 13, 1844
Obituary Notice - Departed this life on the 26th day of March, at his residence, in Hanover township, and in the 75th year of his age, Mr. BENJAMIN SMITH. Mr. Smyth was one of the earliest and most respected citizens of the county-had long been a member of the Presbyterian church; and after a protracted illness, which he bore with becoming patience, died in the faith of glorious immortality. He left the "companion of his youth," with whom he had lived happily for more than half a century, to mourn her bereavement-But she "mourns not as those who have no hope." "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."

Madison Republican Banner, January 15, 1845
DIED-of consumption in this city on the 6th inst., Lucy Maria Roberts, wife of Edward Roberts of New York City, and daughter of Nathan Benjamin Esq. of Egermont, Mass. in the 24th year of her age.

Madison Republican Banner, January 29, 1845
DIED-In this city, on Thursday last, Mrs. Martha Calloway.
DIED-On Saturday, at the residence of J.R. Troxell Esq., Newland, infant son of James M. and Louisa Talbutt, of Decatur County.
DIED-On yesterday, Mr. J.J. Whitehead, saddler, and a worthy member of the Masonic Fraternity.
DIED-At Brownsville, Tenn., on the 5th of Jan., 1845, Mrs. Julia Ann Leonard, widow of the late Linus R. Leonard, who formerly resided in this place.

Madison Courier, April 12, 1845
    DIED, at the residence of her father in this city, on Saturday the 5th day of April inst. Miss Eveline Thomas. She has left a venerable father, and a number of brothers and sisters, together with a large circle of devoted friends to mourn a loss that can never be repaired; but surely they should not sorrow as those who have no hope for the deceased, died as she lived, triumphing in the God of her salvation; she had been for many years a member of the M.E. Church in this place, and though she studied to be little and unknown, she exercised a singular influence in the Church to which she belonged. Her kindness to the poor ; her solicitude for the benevolent institutions of the Church; the care with which she nursed the lambs of the flock; her zeal for the cause of her master; her amiable and spotless deportment added to uncommon physical energy, all conspired to make her a leading spirit; to know was to love and revere her. But her spirit, too pure for these regions of sorrow and strife, has broken its earthly prison and escaped to a more congenial clime.
Lo now in the dust
The body doth rest,
While the soul is transported above;
If in Christ we be found
At the trumpet's sound
We shall meet her in mansions of love. findagrave link

Madison Courier August 8, 1945
    On Friday morning, 1st inst., in the forty-fifth year of her age, Jane, wife of Mr. Robert Craig, of Greenbank, near this city, after a short but severe illness, which she bore with Christian firmness. With that firm trust in her Savior, she viewed the approach of death, with Christian fortitude, blended with the affection of the wife and of the mother. Though she departed from among us, the memory of the affectionate wife, the tender, the true friend, will live with the lives of all who loved her.
"Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore dispise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
"For He maketh sore and bindeth up; he woundeth and his hands made whole."

Madison Banner, May 28, 1845
Obituary-Mrs. Delila C. Brown, wife of Geo. Brown, and daughter of Thomas and Sarah Bishop, died in this place Monday morning, May 19, 1845.
    She was born in Fauquir county, Virginia, July 23rd, 1811. At an early age she moved with her parents to Kentucky. There, while quite young, she dedicated her all to her God, and in the thirteenth year of her age, obtained an evidence of her acceptance with Him, and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. September 29th, 1831, she was married to Mr. George Brown of this place-In all the relations of life the deceased was worthy of praise. As a wife, confiding and affectionate-as a mother, tender and watchful, as a daughter, dutiful, and as a neighbor, kind and obliging. She was beloved by all who knew her. As a Christian, those who were most intimate with her appreciated her worth most. Her confidence in her Redeemer was always strong; but especially when called to test the power of saving grace, in a dying hour, she exulted in the assurance that, though, called to pass through the valley of the shadow she felt a deep concern in the spiritual welfare of friends, and with her dying breath left an exortation for her unconverted brothers to prepare for death, by loving and obeying Him who sustained her in the last conflict. G. findagrave link

Madison Republican Banner April 15, 1846
Died-This morning, at half after 6 o'clock, Mrs. Elizabeth G. Lanier, wife of James F. D. Lanier, Esq. The friends of the deceased and of her family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral tomorrow, at 10 o'clock , A.M. findagrave link

Died, At the residence of her husband, near Dupont, in Jefferson County, Ia.(IN), on the 1st day of April, 1845. Mrs. CAROLINE BARE, Consort of Mr. Owen Bare, and daughter of Capt. William Hoyt, of Dupont. Mrs. Bare had been for a number of years a professor of Religion-and during her last illness, she exhibited, in her patience, resignation to the Devine will, and joyful anticipation of the Christian's rest, the life and power of Godliness.
    She had a large circle of friends, a fond husband and two small children, to all of whom she was strongly attached; yet she so realized the power and presence of God, that she felt that, to depart and be with Christ was far better, than to live here amongst earthly friends.
    Thus it is that the power of Divine Grace is seen in elevating, even the fond young mother, in feeling, and desire, to Heaven. While the bereaved husband, and aged parents, weep-as they must- under this stroke of death, they are forbidden to mourn as those who have no hope. But they are permitted to look up to Heaven as their long and happy home, where they shall ere long meet this friend, on the shores of eternal deliverance, together to dwell in uncreated glory.
    can contemplate the peaceful death of the Christian, falling asleep in Jesus, and not involuntarily exclaim "O let me die the death of the righteous; let my last end be like his." L. (married Owen Bare April 14, 1856, Jennings County, Indiana.) findagrave link

Madison Republican Banner May 20, 1846
    On the morning of the 19th inst., Emily Ruth Douglas, infant daughter of Amzi and Mahala Douglas-aged 4 months and 27 days.
"And is the lovely shadow fled!
Yet stop the fruitless tears;
She from a thousand pains is freed
You from ten thousand fears

Though lost she's lost to earth alone:
In Heaven she will be found
Above the stars, and near the throne
Which saints like her surround.

Look upward and you child you'l see,
Fixed in her blessed abode:
What parent would not childless be,
To give a child to God."

    Departed this life, at 3 o'clock, P.M., on Tuesday, the 12th inst., at the house of Edward J. Robinson, Mount Pleasant, Depot Station, Mrs. Mary Branham, in her 60th year. She was born in North Carolina (now an Eastern county in Tennessee,) 17th March, 1787-was united to Linsfield Branham in marriage, 11th June, 1807, on the spot where A.W. Flint now lives, it being then the residence of her father, Elder Jesse Vawter-and it is believed to have been the second marriage ever solemnized in, what is now, Jefferson county. In the year 1817, herself and husband both became convinced of the truths of the religion as taught by the Reedeemer and his apostles, and both united with the Mount Pleasant (now Madison) Baptist Church, March, 1817, and were both buried in the ordinance of Baptism, in the likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in which church they lived most happily until the day of her husband's death, which occurred 10th Sept., 1825, after which she refused to be comforted, but mourned the loss of her partner until near the close of her life. She remained firmly attached and devoted to the Church, and Baptist form of Government, with which she first united until the divisions produced amongst the Baptist Churches, by reason of the writing and views as published and taught by that great man, Alexander Campbell, after which she took sides with, and became a member of what is called the Reformation, or Christian body-but in her change of sentiment, and church membership, she was no less devoted and pious as a Christian, *than while a member of the Baptist Church in the early days of her espousal to Christ, her Lord. In her death none have reason to mourn, as she greatly preferred death to a life here on earth. Of her happy exchange none can doubt, who were present to witness her faith and victory over the terrors of death, in her departing hours. JOHN VAWTER
____*I am told that she bequeathed to her Church, in Madison $100-to the Bethany College, $50…to the Cincinnati Bible Society $50. J.V.

    Departed this life, at 30 minutes past 12 o'clock, noon, on the 14th inst., at the house of David Branham , Mount Pleasant, near the Depot, Elizabeth Branham, consort of Geo. W. Branham, and daughter of Mary Branham, deceased, in the 31st year of her age. She has left a disconsolate husband and four pretty children, with a numerous family connection, to mourn her premature death. Of her piety and interest in the atoning blood of her Savior, none, we presume, who were present at her late illness and death , have a solitary doubt, as death had lost its sting for her, and her own dying words, she rejoiced at the near approach of her departure,' having cheerfully surrendered all her earthly comforts, (even her husband and children) in the hands of a wise Creator, and her immortal spirit into the hand of God who gave it.   JOHN VAWTER findagrave link
Mount Pleasant, May 15, 1846

Madison Republican Banner July 1, 1846
Died-At his father's residence, in this county, on Saturday evening, the 21st inst., William W., eldest son of Philemon and Margaret J. Kavanaugh, aged 14 years.
    How poignant,--how sharp is the severing of maternal ties! A lovely boy has been snatched by the rude hand of death, from his paternal roof, and lain "beneath the sods of the valley." Yes, William, thou art gone. No more shall thy placid smile cheer their drooping spirits. Thy immortal part has flown from its tenement of clay, and entered into pure and perfect bliss, as lasting as the rolling ages of eternity. But still thy favorite play-grounds, will be looked on as hallowed, by thy bereaved parents. Thy little brothers and sisters will visit the spot where thy remains are lain, and drop a tear of affection o'er thy grave. Thou wilt be missed at thy usual seat around the fire-side; but it will be consolation for thy parents to know, that didst die, as thou hast always lived, a faithful and dutiful boy. W.W.W.

Madison Republican Banner June 22, 1846
DIED-On the 13th June 1846, at the residence of her son, Mr. Alexander Dinwiddie, in the vicinity of South Hanover, Ind., Mrs. Margaret Dinwiddie, in the 72d year of her age. Mrs. D. was for many years an exemplary member of the Seceder Church.

Vernon Banner January 10, 1877 from Madison Courier
FATAL ACCIDENT-Mrs. Mary A. Hinds the venerable mother of Mr. J.W. Hinds, while ascending a stairwat at the residence of the latter, on West street, Sunday evening, slipped and fell to the bottom of the stairs, receiving injuries which caused her death. Dr. Conway was summoned to her relief, but she was beyond the reach of medical aid before his arrival. There were no bruises visable upon her person, and her expiration so suddenly leads to belief that she suffered a contusion of the spine. Mrs. H. was a native of Connecticut. She came to Indiana in 1819, since which time she has been a resident of this city. She was in her 89th year, and for 61 years was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church. findagrave link

Vernon Banner March 6, 1878
     The death is announced, at Austin, Indiana, of Henry Connett, Sr., a soldier in the war of 1812 and a former well known resident of Madison. He came with his family to Madison in 1838, where he continued to reside until a few years before his death, which occurred at the age of seventy-nine. Mr. Connett was the father of Mrs. W.C. Stineback, who resides in Vernon.

Vernon Journal March 28, 1898
    George Ralstonwas born August 6, 1829, in Jefferson county, Indiana, and died March 19th, 1898, aged 68 years, 7 months and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Catharine Danner, September 17, 1851, and they resided in Jefferson county until 1855 when they moved to Azalia, Bartholomew county, early in 1891 moved to Vernon, where his wife died June 28th 1891. Nine children were born to them, five daughters and four sons, all of whom survive him except one daughter.
    He united with the Baptist church at Macadonia in Jefferson county on reaching the age of manhood since which time he has been a consistent and faithful member. He served in the late war as private in Co. B. 40th Regt. Ind. Vol. At his death he was a member of Baldwin Post, G.A.R. at Vernon. findagrave link
    He was married to Sarah A. Anderson, August 6th 1895, and resided at Butlerville till his death. His wife survives him.

Madison Daily Banner September 13, 1851
    A painful duty is imposed upon us to record the death of Mr. John Mellen, merchant of this city, in the 61st year of his age. He was one of our most esteemed and respected fellow-citizens.
Mr. Mellen was a native of Massachusetts. Early in life he engaged in the mercantile business in Boston, where he resided many years, and where he has many warm and devoted friends. He removed to this city in 1838, where he has since been actively engaged in mercantile pursuits. He had but just returned from a visit to Eastern friends, with whom he had been spending the summer for the benefit of his health. We took him by the hand, must pleased to greet him on his return, improved in health. He was cheerful and full of hope that he should yet spend many days with us. To-day he is suddenly cut down. That warm hand is cold in death. That warm heart has ceased to beat.
    We deeply mourn his loss, and his family has sustained an irreparable loss. The society in which he moved has sustained a loss. The mercantile community-his brethren in trade-feel that they have lost a true friend-a man of sterling worth. It may truly be said of Mr. Mellen that he had no enemies. He was beloved by all who knew him. He had, by nature, a kind and benevolent heart. No one ever applied to him for relief in vain. He was always ready to aid every call for benevolence that was made upon him, and always did so with a marked cheerfulness and good will. With a heart remarkably gentle, kind , and willing, he always met you with a pleasant cheerful smile. As a neighbor he was uniformly kind, and in the day of trouble or sorrow, particularly sympathizing. Of his devotion as a husband and father, we could freely speak. We sympathise deeply with the afflicted family and friends in this sore bereavement. findagrave link

Madison Daily Banner September 10, 1851
    In this city, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Anna, infant daughter of Capt. James G. and Georgiana Wright, aged fourteen months. The friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral at their residence, on Vine Street, this morning at 8 o'clock.
    In New Marion, Ind., on the 5th inst., of flux, Orlando A. Meek, in the sixteenth year of his age.

Madison Daily Madisonian March 22, 1852
    Departed this life, on Sunday, the 21st inst., at the residence of his father in this city, George Graham Bright, son of Hon. Jesse D. and Mary E. Bright, aged sixteen years, two months and five days.
    The funeral will take place on to-morrow, at 10 o'clock, from the residence of his father on Third street. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
    It is very seldom that the hand of Death disappoints hope and blights affection, in a greater degree than it has done in the removal of this amiable and promising youth. Natural goodness of heart, in a wide and comprehensive sense, with unusual cheerfulness and buoyancy of spirits were among the prominent points of a character that endeared him to a large circle of relatives, and rendered him a favorite associate to those whose years and pursuits were similar to his own. His innate sense of propriety and obedience to it, stamped his manners with the mark of good-breeding and rendered him a dutiful son, an affectionate brother, and a faithful and respectful pupil His intellectual qualities were many degrees above the standard of mediocrity. He appreciated the value of knowledge and realized pleasure in the pursuit of it; and had made attainments such as to qualify him to enter creditably upon a course of collegiate study the present spring. But the fond hopes for the future that were forming in his own mind and the fonder ones that were centering upon him in the minds of others, have given place to the gloom of disappointment, and the bitterness of death! A physical constitution and form to which nature had given unusual compactness and vigor as well as comeliness seemed almost a pledge of security against early death, while the severity of the stroke is further aggravated by the fact that at an early period of his short illness, his reason became clouded, so that he was not able to express his feelings in view of the great change before him. And now he is no more. His sun has gone down before it reached its meridian; and while Affection garners up with zealous fidelity the imperishable memory of one so lovely in his life. Faith looks upward and says though with tearful eye-"He doeth all things well." G.

Madison Republican Banner August 4, 1847
SUDDEN DEATH-We have been expecting, from some intimate friend of the deceased, an obituary notice of Mr. John Gillespie, who died suddenly in this city week before last. He was a native of Ireland, an excellent citizen, and greatly beloved by all the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church, of which he was a prominent and exemplary member. He leaves a widow and two small children. findagrave link

    In this place, on the 27th inst., Mrs. Eliza Wright, wife of Williamson Wright, Esq., of Logansport.
    Seldom has it been our lot to record the death of an individual, whose removal has created a greater void than the melancholy one just mentioned. Framed by nature to please, she was the admired and the caressed of all who knew her. We well remember the joy her presence created in the social circle; and the assiduous efforts she put forth to please all. Self and self-interest were alike forgotten in her endeavors to promote the happiness of others; and her desires were crowned with success. Wherever she went, she always attached to her a large circle of ardent and sincere friends. But by her own relatives is her loss most deeply felt. By this dispensation is her husband deprived of an affectionate wife, her children of a guiding hand, her mother and family of a loving daughter and sister. Though surrounded by all that could make life desirable; though the object of the warmest affection; she willingly resigned them all for the joys that awaited her beyond the grave. Religion shed its benign and sweet influence around her dying pillow, hallowing and rendering sacred the spot where her happy spirit winged its way to mansions of eternal rest. Like a blighted rose, she has early faded; but the fragrance of a sweet memory she has left behind. Long will her image be enshrined in the hearts of all who knew her. We would mingle our tears and our sympathies with the afflicted family, praying that the same rich consolations may be afforded them that sustained her in her dying hour.     H. findagrave link

Madison Daily Banner June 21, 1849
    Death of John Pugh-Without waiting for a more formal obituary notice, we record, with feelings of deep regret, the death of Mr. John Pugh, treasurer of Jefferson county. On Tuesday evening, between four and five o'clock, he called at our office, and furnished us with the correct information of the interments published yesterday morning, remarking that "the truth was always better than rumor," and that, in reference to the prevailing disease, it was highly important, for many reasons, to give facts, and not rumors. He, as usual, was calm and cheerful, but seemed to dread the effect, upon the public mind, of the exaggerated reports in circulation on Monday and Tuesday. Shortly after leaving our office he attended the funeral of Rev. Henry Wheeler, a victim of the cholera, and was about nine o'clock attacked by the "fell Destroyer." He died yesterday morning about eight o'clock, and will be buried at eight o'clock this morning. He was an honest and a good man, an old settler, and highly respected for his many virtues by all who knew him. He leaves a large and highly respectable circle of relatives to mourn his loss, who have the warm sympathies of this whole community. findagrave link

Madison Daily Banner April 26, 1849
DIED     In Trimble county, Ky., on the 22d inst., of inflammation of the lungs, William Mills, school teacher, aged 60 years, a native of Caithness, Scotland. His body, being brought to this place, was attended to, and accompanied by the members of the Scotch Thistle Society of this city, to the place of interment. The relations of the deceased will please accept the condolence of the members of the Society on their bereavement, relying upon that intuitive respect which natives of Scotland hold to each other on such mournful occasions, when separated from the land of their fathers. By order of the Executive Committee. John Niven, Secretary

Madsion Republican Banner July 21, 1847
     On Tuesday, July 13th, 1847, Lucinda Withers-daughter of E.D. Withers-aged one year and twenty-eight days. findagrave link
     On Monday the 19th inst., in this city, Sarah Ann T., eldest child of Joseph H. and Sarah Ann Hendricks, aged six years. findagrave link

Vernon Banner March 15, 1876
Died-At the residence of his brother, Jacob CLinton, in Vernon, Ind., on Thursday, March 9th, 1876, of Pneumonia, William Clinton, aged 66 years, 7 months, and 22 days.     Another one of Jennings county's early settlers has gone to his last home. William Clinton was of Irish extraction, his father and mother having emigrated from Ireland to this country near or quite 70 years ago, and his siter Annie Campbell, having been born in the old country. His father settled in Bourbon co., Kentucky, not far from the beginning of the present century, and here, William Clinton was born July 17, 1909. When he was about 2 years old his father died, leaving his widowed mother with a large family of small children dependent upon her. She married a man named Robert Finney when William was but 3 years olf, and in 1816 the family emigrated from Kentucky to this county. Robert Finney's habits were of such character, as to preclude the possibility of his maintaining the family, and the Clinton children were bound out. When William Clinton was about 9 or 10 years old, he was indentured to Richard Stott of Vernon, who was then carrying on a tannery here. He remained with Mr. Stott until he arrived at full age, and his indenture had expired. He afterwards formed a partnership with Mr. Stott, and worked at the business for some time. On May 21st 1833, he was married to Miss Mary Yoast, of Vernon. He finally abandoned the business of tanning and began that of farming. He lived in Sand Creek Township, and then moved to Jefferson county, where he still followed farming. He then moved to Bryantsburg, Jefferson county, and while living there, on the 15th day of November, 1855, his only living child, a young man of great promise and good education, who had passed his majority only a few months, died, leaving his aged father and mother childless, and almost heart broken. He then moved to Madison, where he continued to reside until about a year ago. His wife, a remarkably neat and prudent house-wife, died in Madison in Nov. 1873. Mr. Clinton then boarded there about one year, and then came to Vernon to reside with his brother Jacob, where he died. His remains, by his last request, now lie beside those of his wife and son, at Hebron Church, in Jefferson county. He had eight children all of whom died in infancy, except one son. And thus the good old man when he died, completed the family circle beyond the tomb.
    His character was easily comprehended and can be readily described. He embraced the Christian religion over 40 years ago, and united with the Baptist Church at Vernon, and ever after, to the end, continued a devout christian, and an earnest and faithful member of the Baptist Church. His manner was as artless and simple as that of a child. His humility was remarkable, and could be seen in every sentiment he uttered, and every act he performed. His love of, and regard for the truth, led him to clothe his utterances in the most guarded and simple language, and his statement of a thought, or a fact, was an index to his mind, and pointed unerringly to his own convictions in regard to the matter expressed. He was most kind, not only in his remarks about others, but in all his intercourse with his fellow men, and he esteemed it such a pleasure to do an act of kindness for another, that it seemed to him that he received kindness, rather than imparted it. His temper was not seen ruffled in the slightest, but under all circumstances seemed as serene as a summer's sky. Patience made her abode with him; Meekness was his constant companian; truth reigned in his mind, and Religion presided in his affections. He lived, walked among men, and died as though in the August Presence, where he now is. findagrave link

Madison Weekly Courier December 30, 1863
    This morning at 7 o'clock David Cope, in the 48th year of his age.
    Funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 P.M. from Roberts Chapel. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
    In this city, Dec. 12th, 1863, after a very short illness, Mrs. Polly Stafford, in the 69th year of her age.
    Deceased was an old citizen, having lived in this place nearly fifty years. She was an exemplary and faithful Christian, and died in the full triumph of that holy faith which had sustained her for so many years. she has gone to the reward of the just.
    Dec. 16th, at Chattanooga, Tenn., Capt. F.P. Strader, aged 27 years.
    He belonged to the 6th Indiana, and died of wound received in the late battle near Chattanooga.

North Vernon Plain Dealer March 26, 1890
    John L. Harrod died Feb. 13th, 1890, at 7;45 o'clock p,m, The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia superinduced by La Grippe. He possessed a strong constitution and for more than a month made a manly fight for life, but finally after much suffering was compelled to surrender tot he grim monster. He joined, the M.E. church Jan. 10th. 1857, and was converted under the pastorate of L.G. Adkinson in the year 1868, and for a time served the church in the capacity of class leader. He was made a Master Mason by Schmidlap Lodge No. 408 at Kent, Ind., in the year 1871. He was a great lover of Freemasonry; had filled all the offices in the Blue Lodge, and at the time of his death was W. Master of Deputy Lodge No. 540. Bro. Harrod was an affectionate husband and a kind and indulgent father. The immense concourse of people who collected at Pisgah, where he is buried, was a sufficient testimonial of the high regard in which he was held by those who knew him. He was born Jan. 21st, 1845, and hence was 45 years and 23 days old when he died. O how we miss him. Findagrave link

Vernon Banner July 31, 1878
    BROUGHER-At her home on Ryker's Ridge, on Thursday, June 27th, 1878, a few minutes before 9 o'clock, P.M., after a lingering illness, Celia Brougher, aged 21 years and 9 months, wife of Riley Brougher,and daughter of Martin and Barbara Riddle; leaving her friends with the happy assurance that she is resting in the arms of Jesus. - Madison Courier.

Vernon Banner December 3, 1863
    We clip the following from the Madison Courier:     The announcement of the death in the recent fight at Chattanooga, of the brave Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Glass, of this city, casts a gloom over the community. He was one of the finest and most promising officers in the Cumberland Army. He left Madison as a Captain, but soon rose to the position of Major and subsequently to that of Lieutenant Colonel.
    A strange fatality seems to have attended the Liustenant Colonels and Colonels from our city, nearly every one having fallen in battle. Brave men they were, and true to their country. They died in defense of a noble cause and a goodly heritage, and their names are enshrined in the hearts of a grateful people. Findagrave link

Vernon Journal December 13, 1899
In Memory
    Resolved, That the pupils of the Paris Crossing schools heard with much sorrow of the death of their friend and schoolmate, Maud Williamson, a late member of this school from Jefferson county who died at the home of her brother Geo. Williamson, on Saturday Dec. 2d, 1899.
    Resolved: That there be printed in the county papers, the resolutions by the school in memory of her death and that copies be sent to the families of the deceased.
    Resolved: That her desk in school be draped in mourning for nine days.
The Reaper of Death hath entered the field,
And gathered the lamb in His arms,
The soul is forever saved by His shield,
And ? ? from all harms.
    Friends when we think of our school-mate now that we would not desire to root out such a sweetness if we could. And there comes to us a voice ever from the grave of the pure and good, sweeter that than a song, most melodious, and there comes a recollection of tenderness and refreshing memories of the dead, to which we turn to linger o'er more sweetly than the charms of the living, and in the quiet of the night, how sweet to think of departed friends.
    The grave, that supposed and unfriendly place, how it covers all errors, buries every defect, wipes out all resentments and from its peaceful busom spring none but fond regrets; but how sweet to contemplate that in the death of our friend there are but a few faults to bury, but few defects to hide, no unpleasant thought to efface, and no resentments to forget. As we call up this young life, its virtues, its gentleness, endearment, and intimacy how delifhtful is the recollection. How sweet to know that Death is the quiet haven of rest. Death is our friend and they are to be pitied who are not ready to entertain this great and lastly guest. His presences is the cure of all fatigues of years. All distinctions are leveled by his presence and by him we are all joined to that great majority. Death must come to all.
"There is no flock however watched and tended
But one dead lamb is there,
There is no fireside howe'er defended,
But has one vacant chair.
Flora Brewer
Mattie Wright
Ota Wyne
Paris Crossing, Ind. Findagrave link

Obituary-North Vernon Sun, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, Thursday, March 22, 1917
    The funeral for Mrs. Emma McCaslin, age 80, a pioneer resident of Jefferson County was held Tuesday afternoon at Dupont and burial was made in the the Graham cemetery of this county. Deceased was an aunt of David Carson and Mort McClellan, of this city. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Abbett, Dupont; Mrs. John Jones, Centerville, Kan., one sister, Mrs. Fannie Carson, near Lovett. Findagrave link

North Vernon Plain Dealer   August 18, 1886 from Madison Courier
    Mr. John Niklaus, the well known wholesale grocer, died at nine o'clock this morning at his residence on West Main Street, after a lingering illness. He was born June 23, 1819, at Meershenmeer, in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, hence he was in the sixty-eighth year of his age. He came to America when a young man, and in June, 1845, became the proprietor of the wholesale house on Main street, having purchased it from Dr. Ott, who started the business in 1840. Being of an enterprising, untiring turn of mind he pushed the business before the public, and by strict integrity furnishing none but reliable, honest goods, he gradually came to be considered one of the foremost grocers of this section of country. In 1878 he transferred his business to his son Edward, by whom it has been conducted since that time. The funeral will take place at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. findagrave link

Obituary-North Vernon Plain Dealer, North Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, Thursday, Augist 21, 1952
    John Baxter McGee, seventy-nine years old, died at his home in Dupont, Wednesday, August 13th. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lytle mortuary and burial took place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Trimble County Kentucky.
    He was born in Kentucky and had been a resident of Dupont for a number of years. He is survived by three sons: Edgar, a member of the city police force at Madison; Earl of Rushville: Baxter, of Madison: and two daughters, Mrs. Lois Bland of Dupont and Mrs. Helen Bishop, of Canaan. Eighteen grand children and three great grandchildren also survive. His wife Mrs. Lucy Morrow McGee died in 1946. He was a member of the Middlefork Christian Church. findagrave link

Madison Weekly Courier   May 25, 1864
    Killed, Nov. 25th, 1863, on the battlefield of Lookout Mountain, Louis H. Hardenbrook, aged 23 years. Again a true and noble soldier has sacrificed his life for the Union. This brave young man was a member of Co. F. 6th Reg't Ind. Vol; and after having survived the fearful battles of Shiloh and Stone River, and passed through many skirmishes without injury, at last fell on that bloody field, fighting beneath the banner of his country. He died far from home, far away from mother, wife, sister, brother, but he died in a glorious cause, and by his comrades in arms his gallant deeds and the circumstances of his death can never be forgotten. His memory will be cherished by those who knew him best in this city, as a young man of the warmest impulses of heart, intelligent, modest in his deportment, kind, honest and strictly conscientious. Hereafter a grateful country will hold his name in remembrance (with many others of humble position in the army) as one worthy to be inscribed on Indiana's Roll of Honor. findagrave link

Madison Daily Democrat   July 1, 1894
Death of John C Wilson
    John C. Wilson was born Feb. 29, 1815, in Jefferson Co. Ind. Jefferson county was not only the place of his birth but of his life, his labor and his death.
    He was thrice married; First to Miss Anna Jane Reynolds Nov. 19, 1840. This relationship continued about thriteen years when his companion passed over to the eternal shore.
    His second marriage occurred Dec. 29th, 1853, to Mrs. Mary Jane Ross, with whom he lived about eleven years when he was again left a widower.
    He was married the thrid time July 11. 1865 to Miss Mary Ann Abrams who survives him and with the children mourn their loss.
    He was the father of 17 children, seven of which have passed on before him.
    He was obedient to the heavenly injunction: Remember now the creator in the days of thy youth, and when in the 17th year accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and united with the M.E. church.
    About 21 or 22 years ago he united with the Coffee Creek Baptist church. He was an active, earnest christian, deeply solicitious for the prosperity of the church and the extension of the Redeemer's kingdom.
    He was always hopeful and preferred to look on the bright side of everything.
    He has been in poor health for the past two and a half years until within the last two months during which time he improved rapidly. His family and friends were hopeful of his recovery, but in vain.
    Last Tuesday he was feeling unusually well and retired at about his usual time. He slept a short nap and awoke gasping for breath. He arose, walked out on the front porch and sat down. His family were at his side, doing all that could be done, but in vain. In 15 minutes from the time he left his bed, his spirit passed into the eternal world, and all that was left of John C Wilson was the body, of which it is written" "Dust thou art and unto dust thou shall return."
    He was, 79 years, 8 months and 2 days old. He was extensively and favorably known, as was evidenced by the unusually large company of friends who followed his remains to their last resting place. He was a charter member of the Masonic Order of Paris, Ind., and was buried by that order. He will be greatly missed in the community, the church and the family.
    May the grief stricken ones find in Jesus a comforter that sticketh closer than a husband and father.    C. Findagrave link
John C Wilson was buried in Pisgah cemetery by his 2nd wife, his first wife Anna Jane Reynolds is buried in Rector Cemetery near Dupont.

Madison Weekly Herald   February 21, 1883
Death of Samuel O. Charlesworth
    Mr. S.O. Charlesworth, was stricken with Paralysis of the right side, while in his place of business on last Friday. He was taken to his home in an unconscious condition and remained in that state until Saturday evening at 6 o'clock, when death came to his relief.
    Mr. Charlesworth was born in Leichester, Parish of St. Margaret, England, July 7th, 1815 and consequently was near 67 years of age.
    Mr. Charlesworth and wife left England early in the year of 1848?, taking passage to New Orleans. After arriving there, they came direct to Madison where they have resided ever since.
    Mr. Charlesworth was married to Emma Harris at Leichester, England, Oct. 5, 1848(3?), more than 5 years before they started to this country. His wife survives him, and also four children, the eldest of whom, Emma, now Mrs. Dr. Neilson, was born in England, and was 16 months old when they came to this country. Immediately after arriving here, Mr. Charlesworth became employed in the boot and shoe store of Mr. S.F. Smith, and continued engaged in that business, either with others on his own account, to the day of his death. Findagrave Link

Robert Dean
    Mr. Robert Dean, an old and esteemed citizen of Hanover, died on the 16th inst., of congestion of the brain. On the Saturday before he was found in his barn in an unconscious condition. Dr. Brandt was called and after some simple treatment Mr. Dean rallied and his friends hoped for a speedy recovery, but on Thursday evening he became again unconscious and all hope of recovery was abandoned. The deceased was 73 years old, having graduated from Hanover College in 1835. The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church at Hanover on last Friday evening.

North Vernon Plain Dealer   May 13, 1891
    Mrs. Alma A. Redman died of consumption. She was buried at Wesley Chapel. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Charles Hester. She leaves a husband and one child and was only 19 years old when she died.
    DIED-On Saturday, May 9th, 1891, of consumption,C.P. Tobias. He was 23 years of age, a young man of promise both morally and intellectually. He was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral was preached by Rev. Applegate from the words, "This mortal must put on immortality," after which the remains were buried in Lick Branch cemetery with Masonic honors. (noticable age difference here) Findagrave link

North Vernon Republican   November 26, 1908
DIED-George W. Graston, 74 years of age, of Dupont, died at his home there Monday night. For many years Mr. Graston was employed in the Mill business in this county, having operated the mill at Paris and at Vernon, but several years ago he bought the mill at Dupont, which he operated until the time of his death and in which he was eminently successful, having accumulated a vast amount of property. Findagrave link

Madison Weekly Herald   March 16, 1881
Death of O.A. Fitch
    We announce with profound sorrow and regret the death of Mr. Overton A. Fitch, which sad event occurred at Chicago on Saturday last. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Jonathan Fitch; was a native of Baltimore, and fifty-three years of age. He was known to almost every citizen of Madison, where he had resided from childhood, and was universally recognized ans an educated, liberal, kind-hearted gentleman, a sterling man of business, and a man whose admirable characteristics have long been admired and prized by the entire community. As will readily be remembered, he but a few short months ago removed to Chicago, where he was engaged in business. His death was caused by pneumonis, after an illness of only six days. His remains were to have been placed in a vault at Chicago yesterday morning. The place of final intermant has not yet been decided upon.

Madison Weekly Herald   August 10, 1881
    MR. RUDE DAILY, one of the best and most favorably known citizens of the county, died at his home in Shelby township, on Thursday morning last, after an illness of only twenty-four hours with cholera morbus. He was 82 years of age. Findagrave link
    Rev. Jas. S. Vawter, the well known store-keeper at North Madison, died on Friday morning last, after a week's illness, with cholera morbus. He was fifty years of age and leaves a wife and two children. The funeral took place from the Baptist Church North Madison, at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Findagrave link
    Mrs. Delia Lodge, aged 27 years, wife of Charles E. Lodge of Cincinnati, died at the residence of her mother, Mrs. E.G. Leland, on Wednesday morning last, of consumption. Findagrave link
    An Infant child of Mr. T.F. McCarthy died on Thursday morning last, and was buried from St. Michael's Church on Friday morning.
    Wm. C. Ryker, aged 74 years, an old settler of the county, died at his home near Manville on Wednesday afternoon last. Findagrave link
    Mr. Christopher Toler, an old and highly respected citizen, died at his residence, Mulberry street, on Sunday afternoon last, at 2 o'clock, in the 76th year of his age. Deceased had been in ill health for some months, but was able to be about, and his death was to some extent unexpected. His disease was cancer of the stomach. Mr. Toler was known to almost every resident of this city, and was liked wherever known. He had resided here for over sixty years, and during that period, it is safe to say, no fault could be found with his walk and conversation. He was a kind husband and father, a most peaceful citizen, and an honest man. These three attributes of character he possessed in an eminent degree, and his memory will long remain green, especially in the thoughts of those who knew him most intimately- his neighbors and closer friends. Mr. Toler had been for many years an exalted Odd Fellow. He was a member of the Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment for about twenty-eight consecutive years. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock, and was attended by large delegations from the Encampment and from all the Odd Fellows' lodges in the city. Findagrave link
     Mr. John Wiggam died at his residence, near Deputy, yesterday morning, of consumption. The funeral will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity. The remains will be buried in the private grounds on the Deputy farm. Findagrave link
    A CHILD of Mr. Patrick Sheridan, formerly of this city, aged six years, died at Louisville on Sunday last. The remains were brought to this city and buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Fairmonunt, on Monday morning.
    Mrs. Bettie Smith, a daughter of Mr. J.D. Taylor, of this city, died at Chetopa, Kansas, on Thursday morning last.
     Henry Myers, aged 83 years, died at North Madison on Thursday night last, after an illness of four days with cholera morbus.

Madison Weekly Herald   January 7, 1880
    Maggie, aged three years, daughter of Mr. George T. Almond of Ryker's Ridge, died on Friday last of concussion of the brain, due to a fall.
    Mrs. Florence Smith, wife of Walter Smith, the well known restrateur, died on Saturday last, aged 37 years. Findagrave link
Madison Weekly Herald   January 14, 1880
    MR. GEORGE MELDRUM, a former well known cicizen of this city, died at Cincinnati, on Friday morning last, of dyspepsia. The deceased was a son-in-law of the late Jonathan Firch. He was a geniel, kindly gentleman, and universally liked and respected. Findagrave link
    The Star states that about the middle of last month Mr. George Turner of Brooksburg, started south with a load of produce in a large flat boat. When only a few days out Mr. Turner died of heart disease. Mr. James Reed was sent for to help the boys through but before he reached them Mr. Turner's youngest son died of Typhoid fever and now Mr. Reed is not expected to live, also with Typhoid fever. The boat is laid up near Cario.
    Wm. Carnine died at his home in Shelby township on Sunday last, of consumption.
    Hanson Tilton, brother of Mark Tilton a well-known and highly respected citizen died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Berryhill, on Sunday afternoon last, at 2 o'clock. Deceased was in his 47th year. The funeral occurred at Dupont, yesterday afternoon. Findagrave link

Madison Weekly Herald   June 8, 1881
Death of Mr. C.L. Law
    It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Charles L. Law, of Graham township, which occurred on Sunday night last, from measles. Deceased was well and favorably known throughout the county, having lived in Graham township nearly all his life, which numbered three score and six year. He was a large landowner and a man of very considerable wealth, having accumulated his fortune by years of toil and close attention to business. Mr. Law was one of the main pillars in the community in which he lived, and will be missed by a large circle of friends. He was the father of Hon. Lewis C. Law, of Jennings county, Frank Law, and the late John Law, who was shot and killed by John Stucker some months ago. The funeral occurred yesterday, and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Findagrave link

Madison Weekly Herald   February 27, 1919
Well Known and Well Liked Resident of the County, Died Yesterday.
    Mr. John Saylor, a well known resident and farmer, died at his home near Kent at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a long illness with cancer of the stomach and Bright's disease.
    For a long time Mr. Saylor lived on a farm in Milton township, later moving to Madison and lived here for some time. About six years ago he moved to a farm near Kent where he has since resided. He was a member of Cleo Lodge, K. of P., of Brooksburg, and had many friends in this city and county who will learn of his death with genuine regret.
    The decedent was a son of Chris and Lena Saylor and was 62 years of age. He was born in Germany but has been living in this community for many years. Besides his wife, who was Miss Lena Disch, he is survived by one daughter and three sons, as follows: Mrs. Edward Coleman, of Milton township, Albert, of Wisconsin; Edward, of California, and Cecil, attached to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station at Chicago. He also leaves a brother, Mr. Jacob Saylor, the well known tobacco buyer. Findagrave link

Madison Daily Herald   June 26, 1922
Sudden Death of a Former Madisonian in California
    A telegram received yesterday morning brought the sad intelligence of the sudden and unexpected death of Albert Saylor, a former Madisonian, which orrurred at his home in Porterville, California, Saturday morning.
    Mr. Saylor suffered two attacks of influenza about a year ago and this is believed to have brought on his fatal illness. The announcement of his passing came as a great shock to his relatives and friends here, especially Mrs. Saylor, who arrived in Madison whith her two children two weeks ago yesterday for a visit to her mother, Mrs. Matilda Forse, north Walnut street.
    The deceased was a son of Mrs. Lena Saylor and the late John Saylor.He was 35 years of age and was born in Brooksburg, this county, receiving his early education in the schools of this county. Later he was graduated from a business college at Indianapolis and for several years was a bookkeeper in that city. He was a bright and energetic young man and his early demise is keenly felt by a host of relatives and friends.
    Several years ago, Mr. Saylor moved, with his family, to California, where they settled on a fruit farm near Porterville. He recently built a new home on the farm and was progressing nicely, and his untimely death has brought profound sorrow to all.
    Besides a widow, formerly Miss Victoria Forse, of this city, two little boys, George Edward, aged 3 years, and John Albert, age 10 months, survive. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Lena Saylor, who has been living in California the past year, one sister, Mrs. Edward Coleman, of Brooksburg, and two brothers, Edward and Cecil Saylor, both living in California.
    To the broken-hearted wife and two little boys, who will never know their father on account of their innocence, the sympathy of many friends is extended in their great affliction. When they have drained the cup of sorrow may the peace that passeth all understanding come to them from One who cares for each little sparrow that falls.
    The funeral and burial took place in California yesterday afternoon. Findagrave link

Madison Daily Herald   December 1, 1922
Death of David Francisco
    The death of David Francisco, a former well known resident of this city and county, occurred suddenly at his home in Indianapolis yesterday morning. He had been in ill health for some time but death came unexpectedly.
    The deceased was a native of this county and was a son of the late Warren Francisco. He lived on a farm for a number of years and later came to Madison and was engaged in life insurance businss. Several years ago he moved to Indianapolis, where he was employed by the Federal Life Insurance Company. He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Mary M. Francisco, one daughter, Miss Agnes Francisco, of this city, and a brother Mr. Bert Francisco, of Tampa, Florida.
    Many friends in Madison wil regret to learn of Mr. Francisco's death.
    Funeral services will be held at the residence in Indianapolis at 7:30 o'clock this evening. The remains will arrive in North Madison on the noon train tomorrow and the funeral will take place from the station. The interment will be in Fairmount cemetery. Findagrave link
Death of a Former Resident
    Mrs. Molly Bloom, a former resident of Madison, died at her home in Cincinnati Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock following a short illness with pneumonia. The deceased was 74 years of age and had a number of friends in Madison who will learn of her passing with sincere sorrow. She is survived by three daughters and one son. Mrs. Barbara Pfortner, of this city, is a sister and she is the last surviving member of a family of nine children.
    Mrs. Pfortner and daughter, Miss Mayme, left on the train Wednesday afternoon for Cincinnati to be present at the funeral which will take place in that city tomorrow morning.
Death of Mrs. John R. Dixon
    Relatives yesterday were notified of the death of Mrs. John R. Dixon, which occurred suddenly at 5 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Cincinnati from a heart attack. The deceased was well known in Madison, having visited here at different times, and many friends will learn of her death with much regret.     Mr. Frank Dixon and son, John, left in their car yesterday for Cincinnati to be present at the funeral which will take place Saturday morning. Findagrave link
Death of Mrs. George H. Ehrmann
    Louisville papers announce the death of Mrs. Carrie Ehrmann, aged 64 beloved wife of George H. Ehrmann, which occurred at her home, Tyler Land and the Bardstown road, Louisville, Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock this morning and the interment was in Cave Hill cemetery. Mrs. Ehrman was well known in Madison and friends here will regret to learn of her death. Findagrave link

Death of Mrs. Margaret Lehnert at Indianapolis
    Mrs. Margaret Lehnert, widow of Matthias Lehnert, and for many years a well known and esteemed resident of Madison, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.N. Harter, in Indianapolis, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after an illness with complications for over six months.
    The deceased would have been 77 years of age on December 6th. She was born in Germany and came to this country with her parents at the age of one year, since which time she has lived in this community. She was taken ill while on a visit to her daughter in Indianapolis.
    Mrs. Lehnert was a devout member of St. Mary's Church and belonged to the Altar Society of the church. She was a true Christian wife and mother and inspired the love and respect of all who knew her. No one was more willing to aid the suffering, cheer the despondent, sustain the weak and throw ovr the frailties of our race the mantle of Christian charity and the announcement of her passing has brought genuine sorrow to many friends.
    She is survived by one son, Mr. Mathew Lehnert, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Harter, of Indianapolis. She also leaves one brother, Mr. Wendel Jacobs, Sr., of near North Madison.
    The remains will arrive from Indianapolis on the noon train tomorrow and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Lehnert's son on Walnut street. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Bilger at St. Mary's Church Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock and the interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, north Walnut street. Findagrave link
Death of Miss Semyra Joyce
    Miss Semyra Joyce, a well known and estimable lady, died at 11 o'clock this morning at her home at 410 east Third street. She fell at her home a week ago which was followed with a paralytic stroke that caused her death.
    Miss Joyce was 67 years of age in August. She was born in Manville and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Smith Joyce, pioneer residents of this country. She has been living in the same house in this city for over 50 years and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances who will learn of her demise with sincere sorrow. She was a member of the Christian church and loved and esteemed by all who knew her. Two sisters survive, Miss Hattie, who made her home with her, and Mrs. Newton Gray, of Eagle Hollow.
    Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon and interment will be in Springdale cemetery. Findagrave link

Madison Weekly Herald   September 17, 1879
    Mrs. Caroline White, wife of J. C. White, died on Monday last, aged 24 years. She was a daughter of John C. Schmidlapp, of Hanover township.
    Mrs. Sarah B. Vawter, one of the early settlers of the county, died at the residence of her son, Milton S. Vawter, on Wednesday last, in the 83d year of her age. The funeral took place from the Baptist Church, North Madison, on Friday afternoon, and was largely attended. Findagrave link

Madison Weekly Courier   March 6, 1850
    DIED-On the 20th inst., at the residence of her son, D. D. McClellan, in South Hanover, Mrs. Amelia McClellan, relict of John McClellan deceased.

North Vernon Plain Dealer   February 20, 1908
His Death in Panama Ended a Bright and Promising Young Life.
    Samuel Roseberry Hoard was born in Graham township, Jefferson county, Ind., Jan. 1, 1875 and died of fever in the United States Hospital at Colon, Panama, Jan. 22, 1908, being 33 years and 21 days of age.
    He was the son of Adam and E. J. Hoard, who together with three brothers and one sister survive to mourn their loss.
    He united with Pisgah M. E. church in the year 1873, during the pastorate of Rev. J. L. Funkhouser, and remained a consistant member until the day of his death.
    He was of a sunny and joyous disposition, kind and obedient, and greatly loved by all within the wide circle of his acquaintance.
    He was among the first to go at the call of his government to incur the hardships and dangers attendant upon the construction of the Panama canal, where he had been laboring continuously for the past three years and where he finally gave up his young life as a sacrafice in behalf of one of the great and useful enterprises of his country, thus joining the great army of patriots that has gone on before, being truly a soldier of the Republic.
    The body arrived at Deputy from Panama, Thursday morning, and services were held at Pisgah church yesterday, the services being conducted by the Rev. W. P. Plummer, assisted by the pastor, Rev. H. L. Liddle. The burial was in the church yard in the presence of a great gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends.

Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana), Friday, October 9, 1970, page 2A, column 3
    Mrs. Helen J. McKinzie, 53, of 3892 Plymouth Road, died at 4:40 p.m. yesterday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient 19 days.     Born in Deputy, she has lived here 15 years. She was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church.     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Godfrey and Miss Linda McKinzie, both of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Eberhart, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Marie Stutsman, Deputy; one brother, Maurice Howell, Indianapolis; her father, C. H. Howell, Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.     Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, the Rev. Benjamin Antle officiating. Entombment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens.     Friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Findagrave link

Date of birth: Aug 1889
Date of death: 24 Dec 1898 – Madison, Jefferson Co Indiana
Source: The Franklin Democrat, Friday, December 30, 1898, Volume XXXIX, Number 25, page 1, column 3
    Mrs. W. H. Riley was called to Madison Sunday by the death of her niece, Miss Ella Whedon.
    The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Whedon, of the Madison Hotel, deeply sympathize with them in their affliction, in the death of their daughter, Ella, aged nine years and four months, who died Saturday evening at 8 o’clock of spinal meningitis. – Madison Herald. [Submitted by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry to Johnson County, INGenWeb] Findagrave link

Sarah Ann “Sallie” McCLELLAN
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: 8 Jan 1899 – Atchison, Kansas
Source: The Franklin Democrat, Friday, January 13, 1899, Volume XXXIX, Number 27, page 1, column 2
    Miss Sallie McClellan, formerly of Madison, this state, and a cousin of the late Jacob McClellan, died Sunday morning at the home of her nephew, C. H. Young, in Atchison, Kansas. Death was due to heart disease
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FLORA, Lelia Pauline
Date of birth: 20 Aug 1898
Date of death: 4 May 1899 – Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Source: The Franklin Democrat, Friday, May 12, 1899, Volume XXXIX, Number 44, page 1, column 3
    Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Schaffer, of Franklin, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Ned Hickman, of Patriot, Ind., are here to attend the funeral of their little niece, Lelia Pauline Flora. – Madison Herald.
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North Vernon Plain Dealer   July 28, 1910
    Mary A. Abrams was born near Volga, Indiana. June 30,1837. Died at Dupont, Ind., June 27, 1910, and had she lived until Thursday, June 30tb, would have been 73 years of age. She was married to John C. Wilson on the eleventh day of July 1865. To this union were born five children, four daughters and one son, all of whom are living. Besides these there are two stepsons and one stepdaughter, five sisters and a number of grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. She was converted and united with the Hopewell Baptist church at the age of 14 years, and has lived a faithful, devoted Christian life, always cheerful, loving and forgiving, she held malice toward none and charity for all For the last ten years of her life she was greatly afflicted and a constant sufferer, yet her religion and faith In Jesus her Savior, sustained her through it all, and her friends and loved ones were always greeted with a kindly smile, cheerful and uncomplaining to the last. Her last words spoken to her children gathered around her, were, "God bless our home" as her dear eyes were fastened on a motto hanging on the wall and bearing these words. The remains were taken from Dupont to Paris Grossing, where the funeral services were conducted by Bev. T. A. Childs, a former pastor and a warm friend of the family, assisted by Rev. Stevenson, present pastor. Interment was at Pisgah cemetery by the side of her husband, who preceded her 16 years last May. Findagrave Link

North Vernon Plain Dealer   June 29, 1911

    James S. Corya. who was born and had his life long residence in Jefferson County, died June 7,1911, aged 67 years 4 months and 17 days. He was born in 1844 and with the exception of his army life, and brief sojourns at some other places, be had always lived in Jefferson County, where he owned a nice farm home, and was well known as a breeder of fine Jersey cattle and fruit grower, leaving large orchards and many kinds of fruits, including a chestnut grove in which he took great interest often saying, "although he did not expect to live to see the trees bear Chestnuts, yet they would be nice for someone else" there by illustrating his unselfish, sweet, disposition which was always kind to others and thinking of their welfare and happiness. About a year and half ago Mr. Corya suffered several severe hemorrhages of the lungs, and although he was able afterwards to resume light work, he was never strong again and in December 1910 took sick with dropsy of the chest. Everything which skillful physicians and loving nursing could do, was done for him but to no avail, only to alleviate his sufferings and prolong his life.
    Just at the close of the beautiful, June day, as the sun was sinking in the west, surrounded by his loved ones his spirit returned to the God who gave it, and two days later his funeral was held at his residence, as the house was entirely too small to hold the assembled crowds who had gathered to pay their last respect to this good man, the casket containing his body was tenderly borne by six of his nephews to the shade of the nearby orchard, where as the sunshine fell tenderly on the casket and the breeze softly blew. The service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. L. Williams of the M E church, of which he had long years been a member, leaving his membership with the Dupont church. The services there were concluded the Melville Thomas G. A. R. Poet No. 515 of which he was a member took charge of the services and preceded by the flag of his country for which he fought in the awful days of 61, he was carried to the Bear Creek cemetery and there by the side of loved ones was laid to rest. Mr. Corya was three times married, first to Miss Amanda V. Houghton who after a short wedded life died leaving one son, Houghton, who survives, next he was married to Miss Harriet E. Kinner who died fifteen years ago, leaving one child a daughter. Amy Johnson. His present wife was Mrs. Orpha Padgett, who with these two children are left to mourn his departure but they have great consolation in the thought of the good life he lived and of the faith and hope he so often expressed, often saying as he was laid back exhausted on his pillows "Bless the Lord" He belonged to the 132 Ind., Regt. Company B. Indiana Volunteers. He was one of a family of six brothers only two of whom are left Dr. Francis Corya, of Zenas, and Enoch G. Corya, of Commiskey. They community has lost a most useful citizen the children a loving father, the wife a kind husband, but we know their loss is his gain for he was prepared to meet his God in peace and often spoke of "Going Home." Findagrave Link

April 17, 1893    Madison Daily Herald
    After a two weeks' illness of pneumonia, E. A. Fewell, son of Bennett Fewell, died at his home in Lancaster township Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock, and was buried at Lancaster graveyard at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, The deceased was thirty years of age and an excellent young man. He leaves a wife and one child.
    Mrs. Flora Larimore, wife of Daniel Larimore, died of consumption at Moore's Hill Saturday, where she has been visiting. She was thirty-two years of age, and up to six weeks ago her health was apparently good. The remains arrived on the noon train and were buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Morris Chapel cemetery, the family burying ground.

April 19, 1893    Banner Plain Dealer
    After a short but severe sickness of less than two weeks, Elmer A. Fewell passed away from earth Saturday morning, April 15, 1893, at the residence of his father, Bennett Fewell, of Lancaster, Jefferson county, Ind.
    Elmer was born on September 4, 1862, and was therefore, in his thirtieth year, just at the age when young manhood is most aspiring, energetic and hopeful. He was well endowed with these characteristics besides being of a very genial and gentlemanly disposition. He was well calculated for a successful career in his chosen profession, dentistry, having graduated with honors from the Louisville Dental College and established himself here in partnership with his brother, Frank.
    To be called away at the opening of so promising a career is indeed sad, but saddest of all was to be thus snatched away from his young wife and babe, having been married but a few days over a year to Clara, youngest daughter of Mr. Frank Landon. He was a man of excellent habits and reputation; in fact, he was a model that many of our young men could pattern after with profit. We can only say to the many friends he has left behind to mourn his loss, that though he is dead "yet shall he live again," and we hope to see and know him in the great hereafter. Findagrave link

April 17, 1908    Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
    George C. Tague died at the home of his nephew, CA Tague on Monday and was bur. at Maple Ridge on Tues. morning, after funeral services at the home conducted by Rev. HC Oliver. Mr. Taylor was born in Jefferson County Feb 23, 1835 and was 73 years old at death. He came here about a year ago. He joined the Baptist Church last August. "Uncle Clifton" as he was generally called among his friends, said in about his last words that he was ready when the summons came. He leaves 3 brothers; Jonathan G; Delano W and Johnson and many relatives to mourn his loss. On behalf of himself and the relatives, Mr. CA Tague desire to thank the neighbors and choir.

May 30, 1946    Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
    Throughout his active lifetime Art TAGUE followed farming as a means of livelihood. Those who labored with him say he always carried his share of the load. He was a simple and humble man to those to whom he opened his thought through most of the great problems of life and accepted the high road for his journey. Art died as he lived with malice towards none and charity for all even towards those who had robbed him in his hire. He was honest far beyond the commonly accepted legal demands and would willingly have given his coat to those who demanded his cloak, or have gone with them the second mile. As a friend, he never betrayed a confidence nor accepted kindness unappreciated. In his afflictions he was patient and uncomplaining. When asked of his health he invariably answered, "All right" and we have a feeling that it is still all right with him. James Arthur Tague was born in Madison, Indiana Sept 26, 1873 and died Wednesday afternoon May 22 at Culver Hospital, Crawfordsville of complications. He was married to Olive JACKMAN in 1907 and to this union were born four boys and two girls. Wallace of Crawfordsville; Harold of Marshall; Harley of Waveland; Eugene of Crane, Indiana and Velma of Waveland. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Farrell Louise who died in infancy. Besides the wife and children, he is survived by 5 grandchildren, two brothers, Mort of Crawfordsville; Allen of Ligonier and two sisters, Mrs. Harmon ZACHARY and Mrs. Jennie HANN both of Waveland. - transcribed by kbz Findagrave Link

March 26. 1915    Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
    Rev. Joseph TAGUE died at Westfield on Wednesday morning. The body has been brought here, and after funeral services at the home of his father, C.A. Tague, this morning, will be interred at Mt. Moriah Cemetery Friday. - transcribed by kbz
April 9, 1915     Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County
    The body of the late Joseph Tague was interred at Mount Moriah Cemetery Friday morning. A funeral service was held at his own church in Westfield on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. CS Smith, former pastor of the Wesleyan Church at Byron, assisted by Revs. CS Smith of South Bend, Lucinda Smith of Kirklin, Marion Stewart, Mrs. Bertha Gerley and Miss Sue Laudic of Westfield accompanied the body home. A short service was held at the home of Caswell Tague on Friday morning. The relatives of the deceased desire especially to thank the members of the Waveland Baptist Church for sympathy and assistance. Joseph B. Tague, son of Caswell and Rosanna Tague, was born Dec 3, 1886 in Jefferson County, Indiana died at his late home in Westfield, Ind, March 24, 1915, aged 28 years, 3 months 21 days. He was married to Daisy Baker on Nov 16, 1907. To this union was born three children, Randall, age 5, Helois, age 3 and Sewell, age 7 months. In the year 1908 he realized his condition without God, south a new life in Jesus Christ and was born of God. He joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church near Byron, Indiana and lived true to the doctrine of the same as long as he lived. In August 1914, he was given his first circuit in the Westfield charge. His health being poorly he was not able to preach many times while here, but we trust his devoted life will bring many souls to God. He was very patient during his affliction, and when asked how he was would always answer, with a smile, "I am better." He was blessed of God with a sweet spirit, and was loved by the entire circuit. In death Jesus was near him, and His glory rested upon him while passing away. Why one so young and promising for God should be taken, the human mind is not able to comprehend, but we know god is too wise to make a mistake, so we trust all to Him. He leaves a loving wife, three children, a father, mother, four brothers, two sisters and a hose of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but our loss is his gain. In his death the church loses one of her most noble young men. - transcribed by kbz Findagrave Link

February 3, 1882 - Madison Dollar Weekly Star, Page 3
    Mr. James K. Lewis, today received a letter from the Rev. R. Wainright Rector of the Anglican church, Honolulu, announcing the death in that city, on the 14th inst. of his son Walter S. Lewis. Walter, it will be remembered, went to the Sandwich Islands in the vain hope of restoring his health, lost in the mountains of Syria when interested in missionary work. It was fondly hoped that the sea voyage to, and the mild climate of, Polynesia would effect a cure, but he died soon after landing. His sister, Miss Helen R. Lewis, was at his bedside when he died, and he was surrounded with all the comforts that loving friends could supply.
    He was buried from the Honolulu Cathedral, his coffin carried by the members of the Y.M.C.A. and prominent citizens contributed the most beautiful floral decorations.
    Mr. Lewis was in his 25th year. He is remembered here by a host of friends, who will regret his death at so early an age. He was a graduate of the Madison High school and of Hanover College, afterward associating himself witht he National Y.M.C. Association, of which he was a prominent member. His parents are respected citizens of this community, and they will have the sincerest sympathy of all. Findagrave Link

Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana
Saturday Evening Journal February 4, 1882
    News is brought by cable of the death of Walter S. Lewis, of Madison, Indiana, who graduated at Wabash college in 1880, at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. The deceased was a young man of ability for above the average, and was prominent for one of his age in the National Young Men's Christian Association work. He was the poet of his class on graduation day, and upon leaving college went to Berut, Syria, to engage in missionary educational work with his brother. Several entertaining and graceful letters from him, written during his voyage at his new place of work, graced The Journal's columns.

January 26, 1881 - North Vernon Sun
Another Pioneer
    Dr. J. B. Blocker has furnished us the following sketch of another of Jefferson county's venerable pioneers. Chester Farrier (Farrar), of Graham township was born in Rutland county, Vt., April 24, 1796, and when three years of age his father moved to New York, where he remained until January, 1814, when he married Miss Telitha Swert. Three years after, in 1817, he moved to Indiana, after which he moved from place to place, until he had at one time or another claimed a residence in almost every State of the Union, until 1851, when the wife of his boyhood days died and left him a widower with four children, all that remained of the seven that had been born to him. In the following winter, 1852, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Cantwell, with whom he lived fourteen years when she died, and he was again left a widower, with an increase of three children, all of whom afterward died. He remained single until he was eighty years old, when he again married. This time it was Mrs. Elizabeth Montrose, widow of Byrum Montrose, with whom he is yet living. Mr. Farrier was not, when he was young, devoid of patriotism, but enlisted in the war of 1812, and served through three of the hardest fought battles of that war, viz: Ft. George, Landis Lane and Stoney Creek, where upwards of 25,000 men were slain. He is of the opinion that a bullet from his gun is what killed Isaac Brock, the British commander. Mr. Ferrier will, in April next, have attained the age of eighty-five years. He has now living, six children, forty grand children, and thirty-six great-grand children. His has been an eventful but quiet life, and if he recovers from his present illness, bids fair to remain with us for many days. J.B.B. (Died May 4, 1881 according to his pension file. His last wife Elizabeth drew his pension after his death.)

Apri1 6, 1891 - Madison Daily Herald
    Mr. Valentine Schreiber, an old and respected German citizen, died last evening at 6 o'clock, at his residence corner First and Baltimore streets, after a lingering illnes of a complication of diseases. Mr. Schreiber was a cooper by occupation, and removed his family from Pittsburg, Pa., to this city about five years ago. He was in the 66th year of his age at the time of his death. A loving wife and four daughters are left to mourn his demise and they have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.
    The funeral will occur to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's church, and the interment will be in the Catholic cemetery, north Walnut street. Findagrave Link

February 27, 1903 - North Vernon Sun
Retired Merchant Passes Away.
    Mr. John Braun, for many years a prominent shoe merchant of Madison, Ind., died Sunday of old age. Mr. Braun was born in Germany and came to Madison years ago. The story of his life is that of most the men who came here from the Fatherland, arrive penniless but retire a wealthy man. Mrs. Louis Richart, Jr., of Seymour, is a daughter of Mr. Braun. Mr. Richart passed through this city Monday evening enroute to Madison to attend the funeral of Mr. Braun on Tuesday. Findagrave Link

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    L. Scott Showen, 67, of Kendallville died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his residence.
    He was born October 16, 1951, in Valparaiso to Charles Edward and Marion Anne (Beckley) Showen.
    He was a 1970 graduate of East Noble High School.
    Scott honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1978.
    On June 8, 1971, in Kendallville he married Terry Ann Siples.
    He worked as a veteran’s representative for the U.S. Government from 1989 to 2012.
    He was a member of the Rome City United Methodist Church. Being very active in veteran’s affairs, Scott was a member of the Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Kendallville American Legion Post 86, DAV Chapter 43, the 40&8, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, 60th Virginia Civil War Re-enactment group, and was an honorary member of the American Legion Riders.
    Surviving are his wife, Terry Showen of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Todd Showen and Crystal Hamann-Showen of Marienville, Pennsylvania; a grandson, Gregory Edward Showen; and a great-grandson, Luke Edward Skinner.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Chad E. Showen; a sister, Sue Morr; and two brothers, Russell Lee Showen and James Edward Showen.
    Funeral services will be Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Reverend Jerry Burghduff officiating. Burial will be at the Indiana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
    Honorary pallbearers are Todd Showen, Eric Daniels, Jeff Showen, Greg Showen, and Denny Nester.
    Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard and active duty members of the U.S. Army.
    Calling is Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
    Preferred memorials are to DAV Chapter 43, Corunna.
Young Family Funeral Homes, Noble County, Indiana
July 5, 2019

October 30, 1841 - Madison Courier
    DIED-At his residence in Republican Township, Jefferson county, Ia., on the 16th inst. after an illness of 8 days of congestive fever, JOSEPH WILEY, Esq., in the 63d year of his age. Mr. Wiley emigrated from _____county, Ohio, about 26 years since, to this neighborhood, in which he lived until the day of his death, much esteemed by all his neighbors and acquaintances. Shortly after his arrival here, he was made to see himself a lost and helpless sinner against God. He immediately commenced seeking the Lord with tears of penitence, and his Almighty Father was pleased to manifest himself gracious in the forgiveness of his sins. He soon after became a member of the Methodist church, in which he remained a pious, faithful, firm and consistent member until his death. He was three times elected Commissioner of Jefferson co., having served out the two first, and two years and one session of the last term, making in all something over eight years which he served faithfully, with credit to himself and honor to his constituents. As a public servant he was ever at his post; as a neighbor he was kind and obliging; as a christian warm and zealous. Religion and its practical duties was a theme on which he loved to dwell. But I need not attempt to describe his character, for it is well known by all his neighbors, and a large portion of the people of this county, and particularly in the church of which he was a member; and he yet lives in the memory of his brethren, and long will. His death was such as might have been expected. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. He expressed during his illness entire resignation to the will of God, concerning life or death. The church has lost a faithful member; the community a valuable citizen; his wife a tender husband; his children a dear father; but he is gone to the mansions of eternal bliss to receive the reward of the righteous. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yes, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. Communicated Find A Grave Link

August 28, 1841 - Madison Courier
    Departed this life, in the 80th year of her age on the 223th inst., at the residence of her son, Mr. George Wagner, in this county, Mrs. Maria Jane Wagner, relict of the late John H Wagner who died on the 25th of May about the same age. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner were the oldest pioneers of this State. He having erected and occupied, probably, the first cabin ever built upon the site of our now flourishing city, in which we learn that the first court ever holden in this county met. They have both now gone down to the grave, full of years and leaving behind them a name which will ever be cherished by those most intimately acquainted with their virtues. Long; long did they live together, and love each other in their lives, in their deaths let them not be divided. Find A Grave Link

February 27, 1889 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
    James M. Mayfield, and old and respected citizen of Ludlow, Ky., died at his residence, No. 15 David street, Feb. 18, at 11:35 p. m., of dropsical trouble. He had been a long and patient sufferer with the terrible disease since two years ago, subjecting himself to the treat ment of several of the most eminent physicians, who could only give temporay relief. He soon discovered his case was hopeless, became a devoted christian and found peace and comfort in the Lord. He became a member of the M. E. church, called his children one by one and showed to them the true sense and character of duty to meet him in the sweet by and by. The parting of father from wife, children and home was a sad side, each member giving promise to his request. Then he was satisfied. Then he was satisfied. He expressed his willingness to depart. All that kind and loving hands could do to prolong life was in vain, and in the presence of his devoted wife and children, three sons and three brothers and two sisters-who reside at Madison and vicinity, he passed peacefully away.
    Funeral and burial services were conducted at the Methodist church by the M. E. minister. Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, at 1 o'clock on 20th. A large assembly of friends were present. The remains were followed to Spring Grove and placed in a vault be buried there in the latter part of March.
    Mr. Mayfield was raised in Lancaster township, this county, and for a number of years was in the pork packing business at Dupont with his brother Frank. Mr. James Mayfield for many years afterwards was the agent of the J. M. & I. railroad at North Vernon. For the past few years he has been a great sufferer from dropsy, which finally caused his death. He has residing at Ludlow, Ky., for some time. His many friends in this county will regret to learn of his death.-Madison Courier.
    "Squire Jim" Mayfield was one of the pioneer business men of this place, and for years was one of its most enterprising citizens. At one time he was J. M. & I. R. R. agent, and was engaged largely in other business, including boots and shoes, insurance, &c. In 1864 he was interested with Mr. A. S. Conner in the establishment of the Plain Dealer. He was a popular citizen and was known widely and highly respected. Many old residents remember him and sadly regret his departure. Find A Grave Link

January 10, 1918 - Madison Weekly Herald
One of Jefferson County's Best Known Men, Died at His Home in Brooksburg Saturday Night
    The death of Theodore McKay occurred at his home in Brooksburg Saturday night at 8:45 o'clock following a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered early Saturday morning.
    Mr. McKay was one of the best known men in Jefferson coounty. He was born near Manville and was a son of the late Jonahan and Nancy McKay, pioneer residents of this county. He would have been 76 years of age on February 8th. At the age of 15 years the decedent moved to Brooksburg with the family and a few years later with his brother, the late Thomas McKay, established the well known general store of McKay Brothers, which has been in operation since and is now conducted by the decedent's son, Mr. Fred McKay, and Mr. Clifford McKay, a son of Thomas McKay.
    During the flat-boating period in the early 60's Mr. McKay made a number of trips South and was quite successful. He was very fond of hunting and these trips afforded him great opportunity for this sport. He was one of the organizers of the Brooksburg Gun Club, a crack organization of its kind, and succeeded in keeping the club alive for many years.
    Besides a widow Mr. McKay is survived by one son, Fred, and one daughter, Mrs. Howard Coleman, both living in Brooksburg. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah Armstrong, who lives a short distance above Brooksburg.
    He was a life-long member of the Methodist Church of Brooksburg, and the funeral services will be held at the church at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The burial will be in Morris Chapel Cemetery.
    The decedent had many friends in Madison who will learn of his demise with deep regret.Find A Grave Link

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