VARIOUS OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES - PART 4
The first Obituary pages each got too large so I am continuing here. To search this page use Ctrl F to bring up a search box. My notes in this color purple. I have also added a link to findagrave when I could find one. Sheila Kell
MARCH 7, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
WELL KNOWN BANKER DIES
Mr. E. P. Trapp
, aged 63 years, died at the Schneck Memorial hospital in Seymour, Tuesday morning after a very severe illness.
His ill health terminated in two major operations at the Seymour hospital this week, but his trouble could not be corrected and he passed away Tuesday.
Mr. Trapp was born in Lovett township, Jennings county, October 9, 1871, and spent his entire life in this county.
He was long associated with the banking institutions of this county, having been identified with this business for approximately thirty-eight years.
he held the position of first assistant cashier of the Vernon bank and was then advanced to cashier. Upon the consolidation of the Vernon Bank with the then North Vernon National Bank,
now known as the Union Bank & Trust Company, Mr. Trapp was assistant cashier and remained with this institution from December 1, 1944 .
At that time he accepted the position of cashier of the Bank of Dupont, Indiana, which position he held at the time of his death.
He served as a member of the School Board of Vernon for several terms and was very active in civic affairs.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. Merl H. Kennedy officiating, and burial in Vernon cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Henry Phillips, Mrs. William Kempson, Mrs. Carl Lunsford, all of Vernon, Mrs. May Whitcomb, of Scipio, one son
John W. Trapp, of LaGrange, Kentucky, nine grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters. Findagrave Link
MRS. BERTHA VANBLARICUM
Mrs. Bertha VanBlaricum
, aged 61 years, died Wednesday morning about four o'clock, at her apartment home, on Walnut street, after a short severe illness.
Mrs. VanBlaricum became ill last week and her condition grew steadily worse developing into inflamation of the brain, which resulted in her death.
She was well known having many friends through her work at the Union Meat Market.
Besides the husband, W. H. VanBlaricum she is survived by two sons. Russell, of this city, and Forrest VanBlaricum, of Indianapolis, one daughter, Mrs. Joy Lane,
also of Indianapolis, her mother in Kansas, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W. H. Dillard, officiating and burial in the Garland Brook
cemetery at Columbus. Findagrave Link
FEBRUARY 21, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
AGED RESIDENT DIES
Mr. Joseph Sadler
, aged 88 years died at his home northeast of this city, Friday night, after a short illness of a few weeks.
Mr. Sadler was born in Germany and came to this country at the age of sixteen years. He lived in Cincinnati for a short time and then came to this county where he had
lived ever since. while following the occupation of farming he also conducted an ice business and slaughter hause and was an energetic and active man up until the time of his illness.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nora Rettig, of Logansport, Mrs. Margaret Ferguson, of Globe, Arizona, Sister Geraldine, who is teaching in a high school at
Chicago, Miss Mary Sadler, of New York, one son Ed Sadler, fifteen granchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Omer Eisenman with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
MR. PATRICK MANLEY
Mr. Pat Manley
, aged 79 years, died at the home of his adopted daughter, Mrs. Jim Wickens, Thursday night after a severe illness.
Mrs. Manley died several years ago. This elderly couple was well known and had a great many friends who admired them both for their kindly nature in spite of illness or
adverse circumstances. For some years before her death Mrs. Manley was almost totally blind but it was always a pleasure to spend the afternoon with her and her husband at their farm east of
this city. After her death Mr. Manley went to live with Mr. and Mrs. Wickens at whose home he died.
He is survived by Mrs. Wickens and one brother, James Manley, of Anderson.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church conducted by Rev. Omer Eisenman with burial in St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
Mr. and Mrs. James Manley Sr., and son John, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thicle and children all of Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Milson and son of Elwood, were here to attend the funeral of
Mr. Patrick Manley, Monday.
MRS. C. H. HUGHES
Mrs. C. H. Hughes
, aged 75 years, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Webster on South State street Thursday night as a result of a paralytic stroke suffered Wednesday February 6th.
Mrs. Hughes had come from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Deputy, in Gary on a business trip and was a guest at the Webster home when she became ill.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Opal Deputy, of Gary, one son, Mr. Everett Hughes, of Pueblo, Colorado, and four grandchildren, Miss Helen Hughes, of Indianapolis,
Ralph Hughes, of Pueblo Colo., and Frances and Hugh Dupty, of Gary.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church with Rev. Harry O. Kenner, officiating, and burial in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
January 24, 1935 - NORTH VERNON SUN
MAN STRUCK AND KILLED
Mr. Andy Baer
, aged 78 years was struck by a car and killed at about 10:00 o'clock this morning (Thursday) while walking on the highway west of town.
The driver of the car took Mr. Baer into Chris Horstman's home and then call ed Diekhoff ambulance.
Mr. Baer was an uncle of Mrs. Henry Horstman of this city.
Funeral and burial arrangements had not been made at this time.
MR. D. W. CLARK
Mr. David Wesley Clark
, aged 79 years died at his home in Brewersville, Tuesday morning.
He had been ailing in health for some time and had been seriously ill during the past month.
Mr. Clark was born and raised in Jennings county, having lived on a farm just north of Brewersville until several years ago when he moved into the town.
He was a charter member of the United Brethern church at Pleasant View and services will be held from there, Friday morning at 10:00 with burial in Westport cemetery.
He is survived by the widow, three daughters, Mrs. William Milholland of Terre Haute, Mrs. Liston Chaille of near Zenas, and Mrs. George Allee of Indianapolis, three
sons, Otto and James, of Indianapolis, and Sam of this city, twenty-one grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Findagrave Link
DR. J. B. IRWIN
Dr. J. B. Irwin
, who would have been 85 years of age had he lived till Fraiday, passed away at his home in Hayden, Wednesday night.
He is survived by five sons, James of Florida, Clifford, in Texas, Warren in Greenwood, Herschel of Seymour, Otis, Bloomfield, and two daughters, one in Canada and one
Funeral arrangements had not been made at this time.
RECEIVES WORD OF DEATH
Mrs. Sally Davis received word this week of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Vawter
, at Saylor Park, Ohio.
Mrs. Vawter had been ill for several years and death came Tuesday January 22nd.
Burial services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at Dillsboro.
She is survived by the husband, one daughter. Mrs. Harry Smith, of Dillsboro, and one step daughter Mrs. Edward Baker, of Cincinnati.
January 11, 1883 - VERNON JOURNAL
Henry Carney, Sr.
, died at his home near Vernon on the 5th Inst, and was buried yesterday in the Vernon Cemetery, after funeral .services at tho Baptist church. A large concourse of
friends and relatives were in attendance. Uncle Henry was well and favorably known all over the county, having at one time served as County Commissioner; and has filled various places of trust to the honor and credit
of his country. The family has the symjiathy of our people. BISHOP Findagrave Link
February 17, 1905 - VERNON JOURNAL
In the death of Mrs. Nancy Patrick Carney
, Jennings county loses one of its oldest and most esteemed residents; her church a faithful and loyal member; her children and grand-children a kind and loving one.
Mrs. Carney was born September 27, 1821, near Watson, Clark county, Ind., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Patrick.
While attending school when a mere child, the streams often became swolen and as there were no bridges in those days, she was compelled to stay with neighbors for days until the creeks subsided.
On December 18, 1838, she was married to Henry Carney and at once came to the farm on Carney's Branch two miles east of Vernon, where the older Carney families had settled, having emigrated
from Kentucky at an early date. There being no railroads in Indiana at the time of her marriage the trip from Clark county was made on horse back. Deer, wildcats and other of the larger wild game were then common in this county.
A few years after Mr. and Mrs. Carney were married the Freedom Baptist church was founded. Both were charter members and active workers in the church as long as their health permitted.
To Mr. and Mrs. Carney were born eight children Mary, Mrs Joseph Hinchman; Elizabeth, Mrs. James Myers; Mrs. Albert Barnum; and John Carney have preceeded their mother to the great beyond.
Mrs. Albert (Emma) Barnum of Butlerville; Thomas B. Carney of Grayford; and Henry Carney of Franklin; are surviving children. Besides these three, are twenty three grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Carney died January 26, 1905 the cause of her death being pneumonia.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. J. Owens, in the Baptist church at Vernon after which burial took place in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
October 19, 1887 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
On Monday evening Oct. 17th, of typhoid fever, at the residence of her son-in-law, Monroe Marsh, at Greensburg, Ann, wife of Marvel Carroll
. On Tuesday she was buried in the Summerfield cemetery.
She was born in New Jersey on Sept. 29th, 1817 [Headstone says 28th]
, and was married to Marvel Carroll in 1832. During her long life she was an exemplary member of the Christian church, and her funeral sermon was preached by Elder Brazelton, of that faith. Findagrave Link
Aunt Phebe Gannon
, after a lingering illness, died last week at the residence of her son, Wm. Gannon, and was interred in Six Mile cemetery. One by one the old pioneers are dropping out. Mrs.Gannon
was one of the early settlers here, having lived in this county over fifty years, beloved by all who knew her. Her husband, Abram Gannon, preceded her to the tomb several years. He lives lives in the memory of all. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf
, an aged German lady, died at John Layman's, her home, on Friday and was buried at Centerville on Saturday.
October 17th. A. T. RAVELER
September 22,1900 - NORTH VERNON SUN
At his home in Paris Crossing, Ind. on July 29, 1900. William Harrison Redman
entered into his heavenly rest.
Mr. Redman was born in Mercer county, Ky., Jan. 20, 1842, removing to Indiana in 1849, residing in this state since that time. He was united in marriage to Surrilda J. Wiggam, Oct. 17, 1872.
Three children have blessed this union. Dr. Alonzo H., of Scipio, Ind., Tilden H. deceased, and Burley H., deceased. After a long illness his patient life closed in the silent throes of death. When the Master called the faithful husband
and father heard and obeyed. The life of this man was spotless and the type of true manhood. In early life he became a member of the Christian church, remaining as such until 1888, when he united with the M. E. Church at Mt. Gilead, and lived a
consistent christian until death. His was a quiet christian life, but none the less devoted. It may be truly said that he lived his religion. Throughout his entire suffering he was patient and at several times expressed himself as being
ready to receive whatsoever might come, and that he was prepared to meet the Savior "who doeth all things well." This brother, father and husband leaves two brothers and two sisters out of a group of thirteen, one son out of a group of
three; an only little grandson; a wife with whom he has spent a life of deepest love and devotion, together with an unlimited list of friends. In the death of Mr. Redman the neighbors have lost a true friend and citizen, the church a shining
light, the brothers and sisters a typical brother, the son and grandson a father and advisor, and the wife a husband in the truest sense of the word and one whom she rests assured she can join in that "mysterious realm" where they shall rest
in peace throughout eternity. Funeral services were conducted at Wesley Chapel church Scott county, Tuesday evening, July 31, by his pastor, Rev. S. J. Cross and the remains tenderly laid away in the presence of a multitude of sorrowing
relatives and friends. Findagrave link
September 5,1900 - VERNON JOURNAL
aged 84 years, died at the home of his son Thomas S. James, in Lovett township, Friday night August 31, 1900. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Wykoff, at the Hopewell M. E> church,
Sunday morning, in the presence of a very large assemblage of friends. Mr. James was one of the sturdy and most highly respected pioneers of the county. His life has been an open book of kindly deeds. Sleep and rest has overtaken a faithful
pilgrim who walked on life's highway. Findagrave Link
February 10, 1892 - BANNER PLAIN DEALER
Henry T. Vawter
, city marshal, dropped dead of heart failure upon the street on Wednesday evening about 4 o'clock. He had been feeling unwel for a few days, but nothing serious was anticipated. Death was instant. He
was carried to his home on Fifty street and physicians summoned to the bedside, but he was beyond all human aid. He was an old citizen of this county, and had the esteem and respect of everybody. He had previously served the city as marshal,
and was an able and efficient officer. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McRee at the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, after which the remains in charge of the Knights of Honor, of which he was a member, were borne to their last
resting place in the cemetery at Vernon.
Butler-At his home near this city on Thursday morning, Feb. 4th, of heart disease, Mr. Calvin Butler
, aged 59 years.
The remains were shipped to Shelbyville, his former home, on Friday for interment. Findagrave Link
January 8, 1890 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
, who broke a thigh bone recently, was thought to be getting along well until Monday evening. The remains were interred in the Kellar cemetery on Friday. Mrs. Eddleman had been a resident of this township for a long
time and her upright christian life had made her many friends.
February 4, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
WILKINS-Captain E. F. Wilkins
aged 70 years, 11 months and 5 days, died at his home at Indianapolis, on January 20th. The remains were brought to Vernon, Saturday morning, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. G. Jann
at the M. E. Church. Interment took place in the Hayden Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, eight children, one stepdaughter, and many grand-children. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of Company C., 26th Ohio
Regiment, which with General Sherman, made the famous trip to the sea. Findagrave Link
GOODHUE-Mrs. Elvira C. Goodhue
, wife of Walter S. Goodhue, died at Indianapolis, January 26th, '15. The remains were shipped to this city, Thursday, January 26th, and taken in charge by Undertaker H. H. Dowd. The funeral cortege
proceeded to Hayden, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jann, at the Baptist Church, Thursday afternoon. Interment took place in Six Mile Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, three sons, Walter, Archie and Earl, and one
daughter, Stella. One daughter preceeded her in death. Mrs. Goodhue was a resident of Hayden until May 1913, when she moved to Indianapolis. She was a member of the Hayden Baptist Church. Findagrave Link
, aged eighty-three years, died at his home in Vernon, Monday, February 1st. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at Vernon, Tuesday afternoon, by the Rev. Jann. The remains were interred
in the Vernon Cemetery. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife survives him. Findagrave Link
MILLER-Mrs. Leo Miller
, aged twenty years, died at her home in Vincennes, Monday, February 1st. The deceased became well acquainted in this city, when she visited at the home of her father-in-law, Henry Miller, several months
ago. Mr. and Mrs. Miller had been married just one year, and many are the expressions of sympathy for the young husband, from his many friends in this city. The funeral took place from St. John's Catholic Church at Vincennes, Wednesday, and the remains were
interred in the Cemetery there.
LOFTUS-Mrs. Mary Loftus
, aged sixty-two years, died at her home in this city, Monday, February 1st. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Thursday morning and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Miss Josephine, of this city, Miss Nellie, of Chicago, and Mrs. Julia Buring, of Vincennes; also by four sons, Will and Joe, of this city, and George and John, of Indianapolis. Findagrave Link
February 17, 1892 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
ROBERT H. SWIFT
Was born in New Castle, Lawrence county, Pa., January 9th, 1847, and died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, February 11th, 1892, having lived 45 years, 1 month and 2 days.
He came to Indiana in his early youth, and in 1861, when the dark clouds of rebellion hung as a pall over our glorious Republic, and when the starts and stripes were fired upon by disunionists, it was then that the loyal North sprang
to arms to defend the flag of the Union, and with that grand army of patriots, Robert H. Swift was found in the front rank. He was a United States soldier at the age of 14 years, 11 months and 3 days. He enlisted in Co. I, 52d Regt. I.V.I., under Capt. Daniel
Bacon and Chaplain Mark Robinson, and served continously for 3 years, 1 month and 19 days. He was always ready to do his duty, was with that gallant band of heroes throughout all its hard marches, in its battles, shared its trials, reaped its glories, and
crowned with its victories.
He was married to Miss Hulda Shepherd by Rev. Asbury B. Hester, at the residence of Col. Alanson Andrews, at North Vernon, Nov. 10th, 1867. He leaves a widow and two sons surviving him. He was a Mason, Knight of Pythias and Sir Knight
Herald of the U. R. K.of P. He was a good, kindhearted citizen, always ready to relieve the poor and distressed, was of an obliging and generous nature, strong in his convictions in morality, upheld the laws of the land, defended the honor of his country, and
finally gave up his life because of disease incurred while battling for freedom, liberty and the preservation of the Union.
Funeral services were conducted at the Presbyterian church on Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. G. M. Smith delivered an able sermon. The funeral was under the direction of the Masons, K. of P. and O.R.C. Remains were laid at rest in the city cemetery.
WETZEL-At the home of her uncle, Valentine Wetzel, near this city, on Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 1892, of la grippe, Miss Lizzie Wetzel
, aged 26 years.
This death was very sudden and unexepected as the deceased was sick but one day. Her remains were taken to Weston on Wednesday, and after funeral services at the home of her uncle were interred in the Hopkins' grave yard.
WELLS-at her home near this city, on Friday morning, Feb. 12th, 1892, Miss Anna Wells
, daughter of Anthony Wells, aged 14 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Hundt at the Catholic church on Saturday afternoon, after which her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
SNODGRASS-At her home in this city, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 10th, 1892 of consumption, Miss Annie Snodgrass
, aged 30 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Mcree, at the residence, Friday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
STONEMETZ- At Opdyke, Ill., Feb. 11th, 1892, Mrs. Lucinda Stonemetz
wife of Dr. J. Stonemetz of that place, and sister of Mrs. E. Whitmore, of North Vernon.
Mrs. Stonemetz was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Wilson. Her girlhood and all her early life was spent in Vernon, Ind. She was married to Rev. Dr. J. Stonemetz in August 1852; she untied with the M. E. church when she was quite young
and was a faithful member until death.
SAUPE-At her home in Vernon, on Monday morning, February 15, 1892, after a long and painful illness of lung fever, Mrs. Eliza Saupe
, aged 79 years and 11 months.
Eliza Ann Weatherford
was born at Indian, Kentucky, March 15th, 1812, and was married to Frederick Saupe in 1852. They came to Vernon soon after their marriage have lived there ever since. She leaves a husband and one son to mourn their
loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon, after which he remains were laid at rest in the Vernon cemetery.
DEVERSY-At his home in Indianapolis, of congestion of the stomach, on Tuesday Feb. 9th, Mr. Jacob DeVersy
, aged 44 years.
Deceased was a brother of N. DeVersy, of Vernon and Mrs. John Gasper, of this city, and was well known to some of our citizens. His funeral took place on Thursday.
REIHL-At the home of his mother, Mrs. Jacob Riehl, on State street, Saturday morning, Feb. 13th Paul Riehl
, aged 3 years.
Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church on Sabbath and interment in the Catholic cemetery.
MURRAY-At his home in this city, on Friday, Feb. 12th, 1892, Patrick Murray
, aged about 65 years.
Mr. Murray was an old and highly respected citizen. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Hundt, on Saturday, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
WILSON-Near Rush Branch, on Feb. 10th, 1892, Aurula Wilson
Another little lamb has gone,
To dwell with Him who gave:
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.
God needed one more angel child,
Amid His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our Aurula's hand. M.F.W.
August 3, 1898 - NORTH VERNON SUN
died July 16, 1898, aged 95 years, 3 months and 29 days. She was born March 17, 1803; was married to Jamew Ewing December 4, 1823; became the mother of twelve children. Sixty-seven years ago she was baptized and became a
member of the Baptist church, and in 1851 joined the Zion Baptist church and was a faithful and devoted christian. She was an inspiration and benediction to her children and many friends to mourn their loss, but all rejoice to believe that she rests in perfect
peace, and that their loss is her gain. The funeral was conducted by Lott Randolph at the Zion Baptist church on Monday, July 18, 1898. Findagrave Link
August 17, 1898 - NORTH VERNON SUN
W. D. Adams
was born near Elizabethtown, Ind., August 19, 1856. He was the son of William C. and Elizabeth Gale Adams. His mother died when he was but five years of age. His live until his marriage was spent about Elizabethtown. He
married Miss Elizabeth McDonald January 22, 1879. To this union were born six children, five of whom are still living. For some months past Mr. Adams had felt that his time on earth was short. He wrestled with sciatic fheumatism and its complications until July 31, 1898,
when heart failure closed this life of earnest, loving work. Mr. Adams was a member of the Orders of Knights of Phythias, Red Men and Good Templars, having been an officer of the Grand Lodge of the later some years ago. He was an active, successful and growing business
man, and will be greatly missed by his large circle of friends all over the State. The body was taken to Elizabethtown for interment on Tuesday morning. Findagrave Link
March 14, 1900 - VERNON JOURNAL
Charles W. Shepherd
was born Dec. 1, 1827, near Hopewell, Jennings county, and died at his home at Westport, Decatur county, March 1, 1900, aged 73 years and 3 months. He was married to Mary P. Eddy, Oct. 15, 1854, to this union were born four
children preceded him in death. He afterwards married Lydia J. Eddy, Jan. 8, 1879; to this union were born four children, one son and three daughters. He enlisted in Company K. 120th, Regt. on Dec. 28, 1863, was discharged Jan. 8, 1866. He joined the M. E. church at
Hopewell at the age of 16 and removed his membership to the M. E. church, at Wesport in Dec. 1882. He leaves a wife and five children and one brother, Alex Shepherd, of North Vernon. Interment at Horse Shoe Bend cemetery. J. F. Hamilton, funeral director.
March 9, 1900 - GREENSBURG STANDARD, Pg. 2
C. W. Shepherd
died at his home near this place on March 1st, 1900, aged 72 years and three months. He was married to Mary P. Eddy Oct. 15, 1854, to this union was born four children. The mother and three children preceded him in death. He
afterward married Lydia J. Eddy, Jan. 19, 1879. To this union was born four children, one son and three daughters. He enlisted Dec. 28, 1863 in Company K. 120th Regt. was discharged Jan. 8, 1866. He joined the M. E. church at Hopewell, Jennings county, at the age of
sixteen, and joined the M. E. church at Westport, Dec. 1882. He leaves a wife and five children and one brother, Alex Shepherd, of North Vernon. Interment at Horse Shoe Bend cemetery. J. F. Hamilton, funeral director. Findagrave Link
February 23, 1900 - NORTH VERNON REPUBLICAN
Benjamin F. Budd
was born in Covington Ky., Oct. 17, 1848; died in North Vernon, Ind., Feb. 16, 1900. He was married to Miss Mary N. Ryan, Jan. 7, 1869. She preceded him to the home of the blest something over a year ago. To them were born two
children, one son and one daughter, who are left to mourn the departure of their father. When about 18 years of age he moved from Kentucky to Chicago, where he learned his trade and met and married his life's companion. About eighteen years ago he moved to Commiskey,
where he made his home until his wife's death, since which time he has lived with his daughter in North Vernon. He united with the M. E. church at Hopewell in 1882, to which he remained a consistant and faithful member to the last, believing that it was faith in Jesus Christ
which saves and delivers from death. He was a kind and loving husband, a faithful and devoted father, a loyal and steadfast friend. He was always bright and sunny, and even in his last like a tired child on its mother's bosom, so peaceful was his death. He has gone from
this earthly house of clay, with its discouragements and disappointments to a mansion prepared by the eternal hands of God, and we believe is now free from the ills of sin and death. He heard the summons of the reaper, Death, who is the messenger of God, and wrapped the
drapery of his couch about him has gone forth, not like dumb, driven cattle, but as a hero in the strife, knowing that he could cry, "victory through our Lord and through our Christ." Findagrave Link
April 18, 1900 - NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER
George N. Kendrick
, eldest son of J. L. Kendrick, was born on the Kendrick farm near Hayden, Ind., February 3rd, 1865. His childhood and youth was spent here with his parents. In 1885 the parents moved from the farm to Hayden, which continued to
be his death. Our subject united with the M. E. church in Hayden, during the great revival conducted by Rev. T. W. Northcott. In 1884, and continued a consistent member until his death. He was united in marriage to Jennie C. Lafferty, November 29th, 1886. He contacted
a severe cold in August 1897 from the effects of which he never recovered. After trying in vain, to be cured by various physicians, he went in search for a climate that might restore him to health. He left home January 5th 1898, and went to New Mexico. After remaining
here some time he went to Colorado and engaged in light business but finding the climate against his recovery, he went to California and remained some time, returning home May 13th,1899. During his travels he grew gradually weaker, and after returning home he said to his
mother, "Only the Great Physician can heal me." He was not afraid to die, and so expressed himself to various members of the family. He met death without a murmer and with deep meditation as though in the distant sky, he read a new revelation of hope and comfort, from
the great Redeemer of men. He died March 31st, 1900, aged 36 years, 1 month and 28 days.
March 9, 1900 - NORTH VERNON REPUBLICAN
Sarah Emeline Cortner Amick
was born August 2, 1839, and died March 6, 1900, aged 60 years, 7 months, 4 days. Her parents, George and Nancy Cortner, lived near New Market, Clark county, where she was born. When but a small child her parents moved to
Westport, Kentucky, where her mother died, when Emeline was but seven years of age. She then lived with her aunt and father until she was eleven years old, when her father died. Being left an orphan, she returned to New Market and made her home, for a short time with her uncle,
Wm. Covert. Then she went to Mooresville and lived for two years with Mrs. Hunt. She then went to Indianapolis and stayed a short time, returning to New Market to make her home with her uncle, Abram Cortner. Here she became the playmate and companion of Mrs. Margaret
Cortner Amick and Mrs. Clarinda Cortner Wilkins, who were like sisters to her. It was during these happy days of her lonely life that she became acquainted with James H. Amick. They were married August 8, 1857, and have ever since maintained a happy, cheerful, loving
Christian home. They lived for the first six years near where they were married, then two years near Hartsville. Since that time, for the past thirty-five years their home has been on their farm, near Scipio, which was settled by Nicholas Amick in 1816, and their home has been
what only a loving Christian wife and mother could make. Order, neatness, patience and cheerfulness were hers in abundance. Thoughtful to the last of her household duties and social relations, she called her husband to her bedside, had him place the engagement ring on her finger,
advised him as to her wishes, and, full of the Christian spirit, prayed for the time to come for her to meet her Master. Always cheerful in life, not sad at death; uncomplaining in her sickness and grateful to those who attended her, the friend of all, the enemy of none; a
faithful member of the church and a willing hand in acts of charity; kind in sickness and never tiring in lending help to those who needed it; a mother to be imitated and a wife to be loved. Emeline, having so lived among us, that amid the sadness of friends and mourning of
husband and daughter, passed away in the sweetness of Christian spirit mourned by all who knew her. Findagrave Link
June 16, 1899 - NORTH VERNON REPUBLICAN
was born in Geneva township, Jennings county, Indiana, on October 8th, 1830; died June 1st, 1899, aged 68 years, 5 months and 23 days.
On the 23d day of March, 1856, he was married to Mary Elizabeth French, who was born at Cincinnati, O., October 2d, 1836. This union, which was a happy one, terminated August 30th, 1889, by the death of the wife, whose departure was mourned by the
husband and six children. Three sons, Will, Abe and Fred, have been living in the West for a number of years. The daughters, Lola and Florence, live at Greenwood, Ind. The other son, Charley, with the assistance of his wife, kept the old home intact ready for the home-coming of
the brothers and sisters, and looking after the welfare of the father.
Mr. Tharp was, at the time of his death, the oldest native-born citizen of Geneva township. He spent his entire life in and around Scipio; made friends of all, and passed peacefully to that country from whose bourue no traveler returns mourned by
the entire community.
He was not a member of any religious organization, and yet was a christian, having for his motto and practicing daily the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would that others would do unto you." He always looked after the comfort of others before
before recognizing his own needs. The child, the sick and needy, even the wandering beggar can testify to his unselfish character.
With loving care we laid him to rest in the churchyard by the side of his wife, the loved one of his youth, among many other silent occupants of the grave who in their life could testify to his virtues, and in their last ilness received the ministrations
of our departed friend.
Rev. Todd, of Franklin, conducted the funeral services at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, June 3d, under the auspices of the G.A.R., Sons of Veterans serving as active, and members of the G.A.R. as honorary pallbearers. Findagrave Link
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, aged fifty two years, died at his home in the Deer Creek neighborhood, Saturday morning, February 16th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Don Davis and the burial took place in the Summerfield Cemetery. Three brothers and one sister
survive. Findagrave Link
, aged 78 years, died at his home on Hoosier Stree, Tuesday night, February 19th. Funeral services will be held at the residence at two o'clock Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Hoffman, of the Lutheran Church. The burial wil takke place
in the City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and five children, Miss Kate Willman, of Indianapolis; Mrs. George Seely, of Detroit; William Willman, of Chicago; Albert Willman, of East McKeesport, Pa.; and Miss Bertha Willman, of this city.
, the little seventeen months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clerkin, died at their home at three o'clock, Sunday morning, of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerinn, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Monday
afternoon, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Year of death on Find A Grave is incorrect-I have requested a correction. Findagrave Link
LILLY-Silas S. Lilly
, aged 73, died suddenly at his home near Brewersville, Saturday evening, February 16th. Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church, at nine o'clock Wednesday morning, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. He is
survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters. Mr. Lilly was one of the prominent men of the county, being widely known and respected. He held the position of assistant highway superintendent for the past four years, his term of office expiring shortly before his death. His death is
mourned by a host of devoted friends. Findagrave Link
WALKER-Mrs. Lucretia Walker
, aged 78, died at her home on North State Street, this morning. Arrangements for funeral have not yet been announced.
HARGESHEIMER-Phillip Hargesheimer, Sr.
, aged 97 years, died at his home in Lovett Township, Tuesday morning, February 19th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cole, of the Vernon Presbyterian Church, Thursday afternoon. Findagrave Link
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Vernon Local Column
Miss Polly Ann Toler died on Friday morning, after a short illness. On Saturday she was buried in the Baldwin graveyard, near town. Findagrave Link
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Thomas Benton Reed
, son of Perry and Martha Reed, was born in Missouri, on July 4, 1847 died in the Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus, Indiana, July 25th 1923, aged 76 years and 21 days.
He was married to Eliza Mix on April 21st 1870. They traveled life's rugged pathway happily together until February 1917 when Mrs. Reed passed into the Great Beyond. No children were ever born to Mr. and Mrs. Reed but they took into their home a nephew and niece
namely. Dare Mix and Jessie Mix. The affections of Mr. and Mrs. Reed were as deeply centered in these children as if they had been of their own flesh and blood. It is doubtful if any children ever received any more from their own parents as these two received from their Uncle and Aunt.
Dare Mix sought his fortune in the West when rather a young man but Jessie remained with her uncle and aunt, receiving her education in the Vernon High School. Afterwards she was united in married to Rev. Judson Morris of Indianapolis. Sorrow came suddenly to the heart of Mr. Reed when his
niece Mrs. Jessie Morris on November 17 1922 passed to that land from whose "Bourne no traveler her return."
The place next dearest to the heart of Mr. Reed's home and family was Mt. Ina Lodge No. 73 I.O.O.F. Vernon, Indiana, of which he had been a member for 55 years and which he was serving as a member of its board of trustees at the time of his death. His last act as such
officer was to arrange for the re-decoration of this Lodge Hall. It is to be regretted that he could not have lived to enjoy the results of his efforts in that undertaking. He was a member of Harvey Encampment No 53 I.O.O.F. for nearly 50 years and was its Scribe at the time of his death.
He was also a member of Ida Rebekah Lodge No. 33 I.O.O.F. for many years.
He was a member of Rescue Lodge No. 26 Knights of Pythias for more than 49 years. There was probably no more ardent lodge man than Mr. Reed and none who came nearer living up to the precepts of their teachings than he. His religious belief was that of Universal
Salvation to all who love, trust and obey Almighty God and at the same time treat those about him as he would have those treat him and to do unto others as he would wish them to do unto him. This belief he forcibly impressed on those about him and who know him. The principles of these
were the standards by which he lived and are the most to be desired that can be imagined. He was engaged in the manufacturing business for about a half century in his home town and about thirty years before his death helped to organize the Reed & Rogers Manufacturing Company. He served
as President of this concern until about three years ago when he and his worthy partner, George Rogers, Sr., decided to retire from active business and later sold their interest in said manufacturing plant. He was beloved by his employees because he lived up to the ideals of his life as
above mentioned. In all his business ventures he was pleasant and successful. Many years prior to his death he was President of The First National Bank of Vernon Indiana. The value of his services to that institution can not be overestimated as no one can tell the far reaching affect
and influence of a man like Mr. Reed when at the head of a business concern where honesty and square dealing must be its cardinal principles. The bank feels keenly and with great sorrow its loss in the death of their president.
At a meeting of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Vernon, Indiana, held on Tuesday, August 7th, 1923, the following resolutions on the death of its late president, Thomas B. Reed, were unanimously adopted:
The board of directors of this bank feels with great sorrow and regret of the death of Thomas B. Reed, its President. Long associated with us in the care and management of this long established business, his keen interest and untiring devotion to the business of
this bank commanded the admiration and respect of all of us. He was courteous, agreeable and cultured gentleman and by his genial disposition and entertaining habits made friends with all with whom he came in contact. To his bereaved relatives and friends we extend our heartfelt sympathy
in their loss, and be it Resolved; that this memorial be spread upon the records of this bank and a copy thereof transmitted to the relatives and friends of our deceased associate.
Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Vernon, Ind.
To eulogize such a good man seems unnecessary. His life and his life's work is an open page before us. If we would all study it and try to emulate the example set by his acts and deeds would be for the uplifting of the thousands. Kind, truthful and always loyal to
friends and especially to the town in which he lived are truths that can be written of only a very few. As a parting tribute we can only say, farewell. Findagrave Link
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On Sunday the 1st inst., Mr. J.(Jabez)
Ferris, aged 67 years, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. M.(Myron)
H. Andrews. In the morning he complained of not feeling well, when he was pursuaded to remain in bed. At about 2 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Andrews, his daughter, returned
to his room after a short absence and found him dead in his bed. He was taken to Lawrenceburg on last Tuesday, where he formerly resided, having been one of the oldest business men of that place, and there buried. Mr. Ferris has been subject to epilepsy for many years, of which he died. Findagrave Link
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Arthur Perry Graham
, was born in Tipton County, June 24, 1857, died March15th, 1917, age 59 years 8 months, 21 days. He was the son of Eli and Lovando Graham. His father enlisted in the Union army at the out break of the Civil War but only lived a short time, his
mother dying shortly afterward, leaving three children. Perry, being the oldet, he was taken to the home of George Baldwin, where he was reared to manhood. He was united in marriage to Louisa Rice, August 14, 1879, to this union was born four chilren, three dying in infancy, one daughter
Jessie, is still living at home. About eleven years ago they took a little girl, Fern Moore, into their home, she remained almost continually with the family and was as much loved by him as an own child. About twenty years ago he united with the Otter Creek Baptist Church and lived a consistent
member until his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, one child, Jessie, one brother, James Graham, of Tipton county, one sister, Mary E. McIntire, of Tipton County, and a host of relatives and friends. In fact he made friends with every one he met. Perry was a regular soldier, our
soldier's goes one by one their number is getting small. He was laid to rest in the Otter Creek Cemetery. Perry will be so much missed on account of his cheerfulness. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were his brother James Graham, Isaac and Love McIntire, Mrs. May Gross and Mrs.
Blanch Plough, of Tipton County, Mrs. May Rice and Mrs. Carl Sheffle, of Newcastle, Ind. His beloved child Fern, of Indianapolis and Jefferson Hallan, of St. Paul. Findagrave Link
Alma P. Coggan
was born in Kingston, Canada, Febrary 8th, 1856. She came to the United States during the Civil War. She was married to James S. Israel July 1st, 1875. To this union was born four sons, Kyle, Dennis, Otto and Jesse, and four daughters, Pearl A. Jackson,
Alice J. Blanvelt, Ora B. Montgomery and Estella Zoe Israel, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, seven children, six sisters and two brothers of whom she was the first to go, ten grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Methodist Church
at Clay City, Illinois, when she was a young woman. She always believed in the Lord and put her trust in him and her prayers were ernest, but she was not a constant attendent at services. She was a loving, wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor and was loved most by those who knew her. She
died March 18, 1917, age 61 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Sunset and the evening star
and one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea
Twilight and the evening bell
And after that the dark
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark
For tho' from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar
Mrs. Israel was laid to rest in the Otter Creek Cemetery. She used to live on Hiram Elliott's farm.
Rev. J. M. Nicholson conducted Mr. Graham's funeral on Sunday and Mrs. Israel's funeral on Tuesday. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Clara A. West
(nee Clark) was born July 26, 1859, and died at Indianapolis March 20, 1917, at the age of 57 years 8 months and 14 days. She was married to Judson West on December 11, 1878.
To this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters, six of whom are still living. She leaves to mourn her death, a husband, six children, father, four brothers and fourteen grandchildren. Funeral services
were held at Sardinia April 1st conducted by Rev. A. B. Condo. Interment in the Wesport Cemetery. Findagrave Link
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FITZGIBBONS-At the residence of her father David Fitzgibbons, near this city on Sunday morning November 30th, 1879, MARY Fitzgibbons
, of consumption.
HOLDA-On Saturday night, November 29th 1879, Stanley, 5 year old son of George Holda
POOL-On November 26th, at his residence in Butlerville, Mr. George Pool
, aged 28 years. Findagrave Link
POOL-At his residence in Campbell township, on Friday, November 28th, 1879, Mr. Thos. Pool
aged 94 years.
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Hester Elizabeth Pool
was born Feb. 13, 1837; died Feb. 21, 1900; aged 63 years, 8 days. Born in Campbell township, Jennings county, Ind., and has resided here all her life. Married to John Gallimore
Aug. 24, 1860, who died Sept. 20, 1891. To this union was born nine children, three boys and six girls. Sarah the second daughter, died about three years ago, and the eight children are still living. The good deeds of Aunt Het
Gallimore is known far and wide and long to be remembered. She joined the Butlerville Baptist church some years ago and has been a consistent member until death. In her last sickness she frequently expressed her willingness to
meet death and be with her Saviour evermore. In this death the community loses a good citizen, neighbor and the children a mother. Findagrave Link
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, aged eighty-two years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Daily, Monday, April 5th, Funeral service was held at the Presbyterian Church at Scipio, Wednesday afternoon by
Rev. C. P. Gibbs, of the First M. E. Church. The burial took place in the Scipio Cemetery.
, aged seventy seven, died at the home of Philip Monroe, Tuesday, April 6th. Funeral service was held at the residence at Kellar Ellis and the burial took place in the City Cemetery.
, aged six years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Beeman, died at their home north of this city Sunday, April 11th. Funereal service was conducted at the residence, Tuesday afternoon by
Rev. W. H. Davis, of the Baptist Church. The burial took place in the Summerfield Cemetery. Findagrave Link
, aged seventy, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Will Umensetter, Monday, April 5th. Funeral service was held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. W. H. Davis. Findagrave Link
, aged sixty-eight, died at the home of her brother-in-law Joseph Kane in Sand Creek Township Monday, April 5th. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. M. J. Ronck, at the Scipio Catholic Church,
Wednesday morning, and the burial took place in Scipio Catholic Cemetery. (Mary Colgan a sister of Elizabeth had married Joseph Kane on April 19, 1883)
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, colored, aged 72 years, died at his home in the western part of town Monday, July 16th. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, at the residence, and the burial took place
in the City Cemetery. His wife and one son, Joe Litsey, survives.
REESE-Mrs. Margaret Reese
, aged 67 years, died at her home east of town, Tuesday July 17th. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, this morning, and the interment was made in St. Mary's Cemetery. Findagrave Link
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Mrs. Margaret Pool
aged 73 years passed from this life on last Tuesday at her home west of town. She leaves four sons, three daughters and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. A short funeral service was held at the home and the
remains were laid to rest in the Butlerville cemetery last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. J. W. Davis
, aged 76 years died at the home of her son Baugh Davis at Greensburg, Ind., Monday, September 21. Mrs. Davis was well known here. She leaves four sons, Benjamin, Edward, Albert and Baughn; one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Pool to remember
that although much afflicted for several years that mother has been taken from them. Many relatives and friends here knew and loved. Aunt Mary as she was familiarly called. Her funeral occurred at Greensburg on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
while traveling from Oklahoma to his home in West Virginia became too ill to complete his journey. He came to the home of Clayton Upchurch where he lay very ill and died Saturday night. His wife arrived on Tuesday morning
Rev. J. M. Swarthout conducted the funeral at the home at 10 a.m. and the remains were laid to rest in the Butlerville cemetery.
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McSweeney-Relatives here received word last week of the death of Mrs. Clarence McSweeney
at her home at Chicago, Tuesday, July 11th. Funeral took place at Rossville, Ind. Mrs. McSweeney was known to many people here through
her visits at the home of Mrs. Patrick Wickens.
BYRNE-Mrs. Margaret Byrne
, aged eighty years, died at her home on Fourth Street, this city, shortly before twelve o'clock, Friday night, July 14th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerin, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Monday morning, and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased was born in Tipperary County, Ireland, and came to this country fifty-four years ago. She is survived by two daughter, Miss Katie, of this
city, and Miss Mary, of Terre Haute, and one son, Daniel C. Byrne, of Louisville, Ky. Findagrave Link
RAPP - Mrs. Anna Rapp
, aged forty-one years, wife of Henry Rapp, died at her home on North State Street, this city, at about five o'clock Sunday morning, July 16th. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. Widerin, at
St. Mary's Catholic CHurch, Wednesday morning and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband and two little daughters, Mary Kathryn and Martha, by her mother, Mrs. Mary Reihl, two sisters, Mrs. Frank
Gottwalles and Miss Mary Riehl, of this city, and three brothers, Michael Riehl of Seymour, Frank Riehl of Indianapolis and John Riehl, of Franklin.
Frank Riehl and family, of Indianapolis, John Riehl and family, of Seymour, Mrs. George Riehl, of Indianapolis, Mrs. Carrie Delvert, of Flatrock, Ind., and Mrs. J. J. Bock of Reward, California, were among those who were here
to attend the funeral of Mrs. Henry Rapp. Findagrave Link
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,age seventy four years, died at his home on Poplar Street, this city, Saturday July 31st. Funeral services were held at the residence, Monday afternoon, at two o'clock, by Rev. E. D. Davis.
The burial took place in the city Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one grandson, Adam McKand, of Wabash, Ind.
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, who was seriously injured at a sawmill at Hardenburg two weeks ago, was recently seized with lockjaw from which he died Friday evening. Findagrave Link
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, colored, aged seventy-one years, died at his home in the western part of the city Saturday, July 8th, his death being the result of a stroke of apoplexy, which he suffered a few days previous. Funeral services were
conducted at the
Second M. E. Church, Tuesday, by Rev. H. H. Sheldon, of the First M. E. Church. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery. He is survivied by his wife and four children, Charles and Mel, of this city, and Frank and Joe, of Mitchell, Ind.
Seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Findagrave Link
HULSE-Cecil Edward Hulse
, aged four years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hulse, died July 8th, at the family home at Scipio. Funeral services were held at the residence, at 10:30 oclock Sunday morning. Findagrave link
, aged thirty-six years, died at his home at Scipio, Saturday, July 8th. Funeral services were held at the residence, and the remains were interred in the Dean Cemetery. Findagrave link
, aged fifty-three years died at his home on Gum Street, this city, at about eleven o'clock, Wednesday morning, July 12th. Mr. Beck had been in ill health for some time, but had been confined to his bed only about two weeks.
He had been a resident of this city for many years and was well known in business circles having been proprietor of the Commercial Hotel for several years and later proprietor of a racket store on Walnut Street. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Raymond,
Hobart and Edison, and one daughter, Miss Ila. His father, John A. Beck, of Cincinnati, two brothers, Harry, of this city, and Charles, of Cincinnati, and one sister, Mrs. Lily Lobring, of Cincinnati, two brothers, Harry, of this city, and Charles, of Cincinnati,
and one sister, Mrs. Lily Lobring, of Cincinnati, also survive. Arrangements for the funeral hae not yet been announced. Findagrave link
BUNDY-Cyrus Lincoln Bundy
, aged fifty-six years, a former resident of Vernon, died at his home at Pessaic, New Jersey, July 2nd. The remains were taken to Hammond, Ind., for burial. He is survived by his wife, one son, his mother, four
brothers and three sisters. Findagrave link
, the little three months old daughter of Mrs. Ida Good, colored, died Thursday, July 6th, and was buried in the City Cemetery, Friday. Findagrave link
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Mary Jane Tweedy
was born near Bainbridge County Down, Ireland on the 19th day of May, 1809. She came with her parents to America in 1811 and settled in Cincinnati, O., where they resided until 1818, when they came to Jennings County, and
settled on the farm now owned by Mr. Geisel, 4 miles south of Vernon. There she spent her childhood and lived until the year 1848, after which she made her home with her brother, Robert Tweedy until the time of his death, which occurred in 1886. Since then she
has made her home with her niece Mrs. Perry Jordan. She united with the Graham Presbyterian Church in 1868, and has ever since been an earnest consistent member. She has been sorely afflicted and a constant sufferer for 15 years and although her suffering was
severe she was seldom heard to murmur or complain, but would often say, "I won't be here long." Her friends have the blessed consolation of feeling that Aunt Mary Jane has only gone home. She died peacefully at 8:20 a. m. June 23 at the advanced age of 85 years,
1 month and 14 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. O. Shirey, in Vernon, on June 24th, at 1:30 p.m.. after which the interrment was made in the grave yard situated on the farm of her childhood.
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, an aged and highly respected citizen of Jennings, died at his home in the southern part of the county one day last week.
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Mrs. Jas. A. Stockwell
died at 9 o'clock on Monday evening, after a prolonged illness. Rev E. L. Dolph will preach her funeral sermon at the M. E. church at 2 o'clock, on Wednesday, June 8th.
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COPE-At her home near Butlerville, on Friday, July 25th, 1884, of paralysis, after an illness of three weeks, Harriet Cope
Harriet Townsend was born in Fayette county, Pennsylvania, on July 20, 1815. In 1837 she was married to Evan Cope of the same county, with whom she lived until her death twenty years afterward. They moved to Jennings county in 1852, and resided
here until removed by death. She was a woman of unusual strength of mind and sweetness of disposition, which gained for her many friends wherever known. She died in abiding confidence in the christian faith. Her funeral at Grove Cemetery on Sunday was largely attended.
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MARY FLORENCE OLDAKER
died May 1st, at her residence in Scipio.
The deceased was born in Clark county, Indiana, February 22d, 1854. Her parents were Riley and Emily Cortner; her mother died when she was about nine years of age. The last ten years of her life previous to her marriage were spent in the family
of G. F. Amick, to whom she seemed as near as one of the children of the family. She united with the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian church in 1870, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member until her death. She was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Oldaker on
Feb. 7th, 1883, and proved a loving and faithful wife, and in every sense a helpmate for him. They purchased a pleasant home in Scipio, and few women had the art of rendering their homes more sweet and pleasant than she, being always cheerful and inclined to look upon
the bright side of all the dispensations nbspof Providence. Mrs. Oldaker died of puerperal fever, having given birth to a child eleven days before her death. She died calmly though suffering much, trusting in Jesus as her only hope and stay. Her pure and gentle life is ended
and we commit her remains to the grave in the hope of a glorious immortality. Her remains were interred in the Scipio cemetery on May 2nd. A large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors were present, the services being conducted by Rev. J. R.. Walker. A. Findagrave link
LYDIA A. MARVIN
wife of Delancy Marvin, Jr., died at Hardenburg, May 1st, 1884, aged 31 years, 2 months and 25 days.
Deceased lived a consistent Christian life and died as she had lived, professing faith in Christ. Sister Marvin leaves a family of six small children. Findagrave Link
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, aged 64 years died at his home on Thursday. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday afternoon conducted by W. D. Cole. Interment in Vernon cemetery. A wife and a number of children survive.
Brody Hartwell, of Columbus was here to attend the funeral of his father, James Hartwell.
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JOHNSON-At Topeka, Kansas, on December 22d, 1887, James F. Johnson
Deceased was born in Montgomery county, Ky., December 12th, 1817, and came with his parents to Jennings county, Indiana, in 1819, where on his father's farm on Coffee Creek he grew to manhood, then went into the dry goods business at Paris, Indiana,
where he remained about five years. In 1839 he united with the Christian church at Paris, and on January 12th, 1841 he was married to Mary McGannon. Soon after he was married he moved to a farm and followed farming and stock raising until 1860, when he moved to Vernon, Where
he bought and shipped stock until afer the death of his wife, when he engaged in the patent right business and traveled quite extensively in the eastern States. He afterwards built a flouring mill at Thorntown, Ind, and followed milling for a few years then traded his mill
for a farm in Greensburg, where he remained until 1884, when he went to Kansas and engaged in buying and selling wild and improved land and city property. He was just in his dealings and very successful. He leaves a wife and four daughters, three brothers, and many friends
who deeply deplore their loss.
The remains were brought to Vernon, where on Christmas day the funeral sermon was preached by Elder John Brazelton, to a crowded house, after which the body was taken in charge by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and laid to rest in their usual
solemn and impressive manner. Findagrave Link
ALLEY-On Monday, December 26, 1887, of paralysis, at his residence in this city, Charles C. Alley
, aged about 47 years. The remains were interred in the city cemetery on Wednesday. Findagrave Link
HARGESHEIMER-At her home in the western part of Lovett township, on Sunday, December 25th, 1887, Mrs. Charlotte Hargesheimer
She was born in Baberg, Germany, in 1825, and came to this country in 1852. She leaves husband, two daughters and five sons. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. McRee at the Tea Creek Baptist church, on Tuesday. Findagrave Link
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FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN OREGON
Daniel R. Coryell
, M. D., died at his home in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jan. 2, 1930, aged 72 years. Dr. Coryell was born on the old Coryell homestead northeast of Vernon Dec. 3, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Coryell. He attended the Vernon schools and
after two years study in medicine under Dr. J. W. Mitchell, the father of Dr. Walter Mitchell, attended the Ohio Medical school in Cincinnati where he graduated. He began the practice of medicine in Van Buren, Ark., some time near 1880. He later moved to Portland, Oregon, where he
practiced about twenty-five years, then moved to Myrtle Creek ten years ago in declining health.
In Van Buren he was married to Miss Josephine Winters who with their children, Miss Ruby Coryell,of Myrtle Creek, Frank of Chicago, Mrs. Abbie McHale of California, and Charles of Myrtle Creek, survive him.
He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. W. N. Hess of Dyersburg, Tenn. and a brother Walter L. Coryell of near Puyallup, Washington.
Dr. Coryell has been a successful physician and surgeon practicing for fifty years until his last illness. He was devoted to his family and the church of which he was an active member for many years. Findagrave Link
Mr. Edward Megel
, aged 41, a World War veteran, died Monday night at Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His home is at Four Corners but has spent the last few years in the west trying to rucuperate from an illness with which he died.
He was a member of the American Legion and also the K. of C.
The remains will be brought to this city Friday evening and the funeral services will be held at Four Corners Saturday morning and the burial in the cemetery at Four Corners with full military honors. Findagrave Link
MR. JEP SIMMONS
Mr. Jep Simmons
, 65 years of age, died early Wednesday morning after having been ill for some time.
Mr. Simmons had been a resident of this county all of his life and considerable property in Center township.
He is survived by the widow, five sisters, Mrs. E. Summerfield, Cambridge CIty, Mrs. Blanche Simmons Nolan, St. Petersburg, Florida, Mrs. Clara Mae, Brewersville, and Miss Eva Simmons, Indianapolis, and three brothers, Leonard of Crothersville and Fred and
Herbert of this city.
Funeral services will be held Friday. Findagrave Link
MR. RALPH KENNEDY
Mr. Ralph Kennedy
died at his home on Gum street at eight o'clock last Thursday morning.
He had been ill for some time and his death came as a result of disorders of the stomach and other complications.
Mr. Kennedy, at the time of his death, was the crossing watchman for the Big Four Railroad at the crossing at West Hoosier.
He is survived by the widow, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Burch of Bellevue, Ky.
He leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and burial was in the Hill Crest cemetery. Findagrave Link
Miss Leona Clarkson
, aged 13 years, died Friday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Clarkson of Butlerville, after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10:00 at the Baptist church at Butlerville and burial in the Butlerville cemetery.
She is survived by her parents, three brothers, Marion, Marshall and Virgil, and one sister, Mrs. Roy Taylor of Rushville.
Miss Catherine Siener
, age 15 years, died Tuesday morning at the South Highland Hospital after being moved several days ago from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Siener, 1423 16th Avenue, South, Birmingham, Alabama.
She was taken ill with pneumonia on New Year's day and last Saturday word was received by relatives here that there was very little hope for her recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pooley of Louisville, left Monday for Birmingham and Tuesday morning at eleven o'clock
her short life was ended.
Catherine Siener visited with the Siener family last August and made many friends here who are grieved to hear of her parents great loss. Upon her return to Birmingham, she entered the Sisters high school for her Freshman year.
Mr. Siener was a former resident of this city and the parents have the sympathy of many friends.
The funeral services were held Thursday morning and Miss Lizette Siener who had been visiting in Tampa, Florida, with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Houppert attended.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Siener, two brothers, Frank Arthur and William and one sister Dorothy.
May 17, 1928 - JENNINGS COUNTY NEWS
DR. REDMAN DEAD
Dr. Alonzo Redman
, age 50, formerly of Scipio and Elizabethtown, died at his home in Kentucky last Thursday. The body was buried in Louisville, Ky.
Dr. Redman was born near Scottsburg, but moved to Scipio when a young man. From there he and his family located at Elizabethtown where he practiced
medicine for a number of years. When the United States entered the WOrld War he volunteered and served with a medical corps throughout the war. He rose to the rank of major
and after the war was retained in government work for some time. He was employed in a hospital at Louisville for some time but left that place two years ago, going into the
southeastern section of the state, where he continued in his profession. His wife passed away about a year ago and surviving is one son, Alonzo Redman, of Louisville.
MRS. HULSE DEAD
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Scipio Presbyterian church for Mrs. Elvra Hulse
, age 72. Burial in the Hulse cemetery. Surviving are nine
children, Harland Hulse, of Alert; Everett Hulse, of Frankton; Homer Hulse, of Muncie; Mrs. Martha Grimes, of Martinsville; Mrs. Lucy Amick, of Delphi; Mrs. Della Davis, South
Bend; Miss Lottie Hulse, Bremen; Miss Grace and Hubert Hulse, Scipio. Deceased was born and raised in Geneva Township. Findagrave Link
MRS. CATHERINE WENZEL
Mrs Catherine Wenzel
, died May 12th, at her home in Vernon, after an illness of about two days with the flu.
She was 86 years old and had been a life long resident of Vernon, her father and mother having been pioneer settlers of that place.
She leaves to mourn her deathk, three daughters, Miss Kate Wenzel, Mrs. E. P. Trapp, both of Vernon and Mrs. John Ketheder of North Vernon, and one son
W. M. Wenzel of Vernon; 11 grandchildren survive. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. N. Eitel preceeded her in death.
Funeral services were held last Monday, May 14th, at the St. Mary's church in North Vernon, conducted by the Rev. Father Sprigler. Burial in the Vernon
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: John Wagner of Fort Wayne, Frank Wolsifer, Mrs. Charles Griffith and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. John F.
Price and son, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Verbarg, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Varbarg and Ambrose Gasper, all of Indianapolis, Mrs. alto Wenzel of Cincinnati, Mrs. Bertha Norwood and daughter
Mary Catherine of Louisville, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miller and family of North Vernon, and James Cavanaugh of Madison. Findagrave Link
Death date wrong on Find a Grave.
MRS. NELLIE AMICK DEAD
Mrs. Nellie Amick
died here at the home her daughter, Mrs. Rosa Amick early Tuesday morning following a prolonged illness. She was 85 years old and a lifelong
resident of Scipio. Early in life she became a member of the Presbyterian church and remained faithful until her death.
She is survived by seven children: Chas. and Lola of Arkansas, Albert of Columbus, John P. of Anderson and Rose and Elmer of Scipio.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Presbyterian church and burial was in the Scipio cemetery.
MRS. JULIA CAIN DEAD
Mrs. Julia Cain
, aged 52 years, died at her home in Scipio early Sunday morning after an illness of about two years. She is survived by a husband, John Cain,
and three sons, Everett of Indianapolis and John Stanton and Lawrence of Scipio.
HARRY STATEN DIES
died at his home on Poplar street May 15, after an illness of over a year. He was 47 years old and had been a life long resident of this city.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Staten, one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Stevens of St. Louis, one son, Richard Staten of this city, two brothers, George and Forest
Staten of this city and one sister Mrs. Viola Hattier of St Louis.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Second M. E. church at 2 p. m. conducted by the Rev. Olier and the Masonic Order. Burial in Hill Crest
CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES
, of Vernon, aged 83, a civil war veteran, died at his home in Vernon Wednesday evening.
Surviving are the widow, one son, Emerson of Covington, Ky., four daughters, Mrs. Mame Lyle of Lutand, Ill., Mrs. James Henry of Kent, Ill., Mrs. Carl Haus of
Blocher and Miss Bessie Thomas of Vernon.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at the M. E. church and burial in Vernon cemetery.
WILLIAM H. CLERKIN DEAD
William H. Clerkin
, died at his home on 7th street after an illness of more than a year, and death was caused by hardening of the arteries. He was 65 years
old and had been a life long resident of this city.
Those who survive are his wife Mrs. Dolly Clerkin, and two brothers John Clerkin of this city, and Ambrose Clerkin of Ripley county.
Funeral services were held Tuesday May 15th, from the Otter Creek church and burial at the Otter Creek cemetery. Findagrave link
February 10, 1886 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
DIED-At his residence in Clark county, the 26th of January, 1886, Mr. William Covert
He was born in Clark county near New Market, Ind., March 9th, 1809. He was married to Euphenia Cortner in 1833. In the year 1834 he united with the Mt. Vernon
Presbyterian church at New Market under the ministry of Rev. Alexander Cobb.
Mr. Covert was in the 77th year of his age. For the last twenty years he had been aflicted and at times suffered severely. He was respected as a citizen, beloved
as a husband and friend.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. George Ernest on the 27th of January, in the church, where a large number of relatives, friends and neighbors had
assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. May he rest in peace until the morning of the resurrection. E. Findagrave Link
Froze to Death
, whose home is several miles west of this place, was found on Thursday morning last lying between the railroad tracks, dying from illness and
exposure. He was an old soldier, wounded and diseased, and drawing a small pension. In an effort to get an increase of pension, of which he was certainly deserving, he had gone to
Columbus on Wednesday morning to appear before the Board of Examiners there for examination, leaving there while a chill was on him and taking only money enough to pay his railroad fare
and other necessary expenses, expecting to return the same day. At night his wife and son came into town to meet him, but for some reason he did not leave the train, was either too sick
or asleep, perhaps. It is not known how far he was carried but probably to Butlers Switch, and he was making his way back when overcome by the cold. When discovered he was just able to
move his hands and died before aid could come to him. The body was brought to this place and taken in charge by his family, and in due time buried. The coroner is making investigation. Findagrave Link
WAGNER-On Saturday evening, February 6th, 1886, at his residence in this city, Mr. John Wagner
, aged 76 years.
Mr. Wagner has been a resident of Jennings county since 1841, and of North Vernon since 1863. For more than a year past he had been confined to his house by reason
of a fall. He was a good citizen, a kind and obliging friend, and he will be missed by very many of our people. Findagrave Link
SMYTH-On Tuesday evening, February 9th, at half past 8 o'clock, at his residence in this place, James S. Smyth
, in his 87th year.
Mr. Smyth was born July 24th, 1799, in Wyth county, Virginia. In 1826 he became a resident of this county, at Paris, and later moved to Vernon, where the most of
his life since has been passed. About a year ago he came to North Vernon. While at Vernon he served for some years as assistant Revenue Collector, and for seven years was postmaster there.
He was a man of splendid character, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. Of late he had been infirm but his last illness was very short. An extended notice of Mr. Smyth's long and
useful life, the notes for which he furnished, was published in the Plain Dealer of December 16th, 1885.
JAMES S. SMYTH
Away down in the southwest corner of Virginia, in Wyth county, near the range of mountains that extends almost across the United States; where the perfumes of
tarboiling and turpentine manufactories drive away all possibility of lung disease; where malarial diseases are unknown; and where the doctors have to work for living like other folks,
James S. Smyth was born, on the 24th day of July, 1799, No wonder that one whose infancy was spent among the health giving mountain breezes should live to such an old age. Yes, the
Old Dominion, the mother of so many Presidents was also the mother of Mr. Smyth. In the year 1806 he moved with his father's family to Shelby county, Ky. and to Jefferson county while
and the present State of Indiana was still a territory. He has a vivid recollection of the total eclipse of the sun in 1808. He will tell you how the great "blazing star," or comet,
of 1812 looked. He will decribe the appearance of the "shooting stars" or great meteor shower of 1834, also the "cold Friday" of 1808. He can give you the name of the officers and men
who formed the volunteer militia from his neighborhood in the war of 1812. The shrieking of the fife and the rattle of the drum are still fresh in his memory, and perhaps inspired the
patriotism of his after life.
In 1826 he came to Paris, in Jennings county, where he carried on the business of blacksmith for a number of years, and afterwards opened a store and sold
merchandise, afterward continuing that business in Vernon until he was appointed assistant U.S. Revenue Assessor. In 1871 he was appointed postmaster at Vernon, and served in that
office until 1878.
He was married in 1822, and raised six children, three sons and three daughters, all of whom he has out-lived, his youngest son, Ben L. Smyth dying less
than a year ago.
Mr. Smyth has been an official member of the Presbyterian church for many years and still is a regular communicant at her altar. Any written history of
his long life cannot be so interesting as the reminiscences of incidents fall from his lips. His home is now in North Vernon. (December 16, 1885)
June 26, 1895 - Banner Plain Dealer
ALEXANDER-On Friday, June 21, 1895, at her home in Lovett, of cancer, Mrs. Caleb Alexander
, aged 54 years.
The funeral services were conducted by-Rev. C.O. Shirey at the Graham Presbyterian church, on Saturday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in
the cemetery near by. Findagrave Link
STEIN-At his home in Cincinnati, on Sunday morning, June 23rd, of paralysis, Frank Stein
, brother of Wm. Stein of this city, aged 24 years.
The remains were brought to this city yesterday morning, and after funeral services conducted by Rev. Widerin at the Catholic church, were interred in the
August 22, 1894 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
&nGAUGHAN-At his home near this city, on Thursday, August 16th, 1894, Mr. James Gaughan
, aged 85 years.
Funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church on Saturday morning, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery. Findagrave Link
STEARNS-In this city Aug. 10th, 1894, Cora Stearns
, a native of Indiana aged 27 years 18 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend
the funeral tody, Sunday, at 11 o'clock a.m., from the parlors of H. C. Porter & Co., Eddy Street. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery. - San Francisco Chronicle.
ADAM-At his homw in this city, August 19, 1894, Charles Adam
, aged 59 years, 3 months and eleven days.
Mr. Adam was born in Baveria, Germany, in 1835, and came to this country in 1852. Three years afterward he was married to Charlotte Hein, near Lovett, Ind.,
and to this union were born to them five children, one son and four daughters, all of whom survive him. For many years he was a successful farmer. In 1871 he came to this city, where
he has resided, and engaged for a number of years inthe grocery business, after which he became an employee first of the Big Four and afterward of the O. & M. RR., giving entire satisfaction
until ill health compelled his retirement. He was a prominent member of several secret orders and was held in high esteem by our citizens. Funeral services were comducted yesterday at
the Methodist church, by the Knights and Ladies of Honor, Rev. Smith assisting. Burial in City Cemetery.
ELLIOTT-On August 18, 1894, at the home of her parents, in this city, Miss Florence Augusta Elliott
, of consumption, aged 21 years.
Miss Elliott united with the M. E. Church on November 28, 1889. She was a member and faithful attendant of the Epworth League and Sunday as well as the Church.
She was an earnest Christian girl who loved her Church and her Savior, her friends and her home. By her amiable disposition and pleasant ways she won many friends. This beautiful
character that has lately gone from our midst did not live in vain. The flowers we bring, the tears that fall, tell that she had a fond hold on many hearts which will be another link
drawing us toward God and heaven. For weeks she had been a patient sufferer. and with her friends had fondly hoped that she might regain her health, but willing that the Lord's will be
done. There are miseries unfathonable in this world. While many have passed away almost painlessly, she, though so young and innocent, climbed the ladder agonizing almost at every
step until the gates of the Eternal City were opened and she was born to her Savior's bosom. We bless her memory and to her bereaved friends extend our deepest sympathy.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. M. Smith at the M. E. church Monday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in City Cemetery.
An Old Citizen has Passed From Among Us
Margaret S. Richardson
, wife of Dr. N. Richardson, died of cancer of the stomach at her residence in Vernon, Indiana, Friday morninng, August 17, 1894.
Her maiden name was Hiller. She was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, June 15, 1829. They located in Vernon in 1854 and have resided there continuously since
that time. She had an extensive acquaintance and was favorably known, but owing to defective hearing has mingled but little in society for some years. She leaves to mourn her loss a
husband, two sons and their families, and five brothers, besides a large number of friends and acquaintances.
She was a model housekeeper, a faithful and painstaking wife, and indulgent mother, an accommodating neighbor, a true friend, and a stranger to hypocrisy.
"None knew her but to love her,
None named her but to praise." H. Findagrave Link
February 15, 1899 - Vernon Journal
Clarence Harlow was born at Paris Crossing this county, Sept. 15th, 1875. While a small child his parents removed to Vernon, where the rest of his short life
was spent. It is needless to eulogize him, as his life was spent here among us and all of us know him to be a young man of exemplary habits. A friend to all and one whose every action
was for the upbuilding of those about him. He graduated at the High School here in the class of 1893, after which he successfully taught school for a period of three years. His health
failed him and he was forced to abandon his work. For the past 18 months he has been in the Post Office with his father. The last six months of his life was one of untold suffering but
with his indomitable will he never gave up until Jan. 18th, when he was forced to take his bed. He died on Sabbath evening Feb. 4th, perfectly resigned and trusting in his God. His last
words were "I am alright." Findagrave Link
DIED-Wm. Cobb at the residence of his nephew A. C. Dixon Feb. 10th, 1899, buried at Madison, Ind., Feb. 11th. Age 58 years. Mr. Cobb has been a sufferer for year of chronic trouble and
passed to his home above in full assurance of eternal happiness. Findagrave Link
November 13, 1879 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
The subject of the following obituary, which we take from the Columbus (Neb.) Journal, was long a resident of this county and town, and the notice will be a matter
of interest to his many friends living in this locality who will regret his demise.
Edward W. Arnold was born in Tyrone, Stuben county, N.Y., March 1st, 1826, and moved to Vernon, Jennings county, Indiana in 1836. He entered the service of the
United States in 1847; was at the battle of Beuna Vista, and capture of the City of Mexico. He came to Nebraska in the spring of 1860, and went to Colorado the same year, where he engaged
in mining for two years; was appointed guide and served with the expedition organized at Ft. Kearney, against the Indians. In 1864, the same fall, he was assigned to superintending the
construction of Government buildings at old Ft. Julesburg. In 1865 and '6 he helped to organize the Pawnee Scouts, who were employed against the Sioux; he the captaincy of one of the companies
and was stationed near where Cheyenne is now located. In 1867 he was appointed engineer at the Pawnee Agency by Judge Whaley, the Agent. Under Grant's administration he was appointed
Register of the U.S. Land Office at Grand Island, where he served eight years. He was elected to represent his district in the State Senate, in 1878, which office he held at the time of his
Mr. Arnold was married in May, 1875. Died October 11th, 1879. His family consists of a wife and one son three years old. His character and standing as a mn was of
irreproachable bearing, and in the loss of him Nebraska has parted with one of her ablest and noblest of men. Findagrave Link
November 18, 1820 - North Vernon Sun
MRS. ISAAC STEARNS DEAD
Mrs. Isaac Stearns (Viola Phillips)
died Monday at the home of her son Joseph at Vernon of a complication of diseases. The funeral was
held Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. C. P. Gibbs, of the North Vernon M. E. Church. Surviving are the husband and three sons, Joseph, Leon and Roy Stearns. Findagrave Link
MRS. CALVIN WILDER DEAD
Mrs. Calvin Wilder, (Flora Caroline Whitcomb)
age 62, died at her home in Spencer township Sunday of a complication of diseases. Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Fielding Wohrer.
Funeral services held Tuesday and interment in the Hayden cemetery. (Death Certificate has birth year as 1863 Find A Grave says 1861)>Findagrave Link
FRANK COTTON DEAD
Word reached Vernon relatives Monday of the death of Frank Cotton
at Terre Haute. Some few years ago Mr. COtton lost both limbs in a railroad accident. The members never
healed properly and three operations failed to bring relief. Surviving are the widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dolph Cotton, of Vernon, a brother Fred of Pittsburg; a sister, Mrs. Florence Nauer,
of Vernon. Interment will be in the Vernon cemetery.
FRED WHITCOMB DEAD
Funeral services were held last Thursday for Fred Whitcomb
, who died at his home in Redbank, New Jersey. Surviving are the widow two sons and one daughter. Mr.
Whitcomb was born in Spencer township. For several years he had been in the government employ. Death resulted from uremic poisening. Findagrave Link
November 13, 1903 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
, the little four year daughter of M. H. Yater
and wife died of diphtheria Monday afternoon about three o'clock. She was buried in the city cemetery the
following afternoon. The little tot and her mamma were visiting relatives near Seymour, and on Wednesday of last week, her mama phoned for the folks at home to send a buggy for them as Bernice was sick.
They drove home that day and Dr. Fuller was called and he diagnosed the case as tonsilitis. Sunday he began to fear diphtheria and called Dr. Mitchel in consultation. He pronounced it diphtheria. Anti
toxine was used and Monday morning Dr. Stemm was also called on the case and an operation was performed on her throat and a silver tube was inserted to ease her breathing, but to no avail. The bright
little child was taken home that afternoon. After the case was pronounced diphtheria, the house was quarantined and every precaution was taken to prevent it from spreading, but previous to that a good
many persons had called to see the child. Some alarm is being felt for fear there will be other cases but it is to be hoped that it will not spread. Mr. Yater and his family have the sympathy of every
one in their sorrow. Bernice was a particularly pretty and lovable child and was the idol of the entire family. The headstone does not match either the date of this paper or the Death
Certificate it has a death year of 1904. Findagrave Link
January 17, 1878 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
DIED - At the residence of his mother, Mrs. Margaret Fifer, Taylor Fifer
, in the 28th year of his age. Mr. Fifer has been an invalid for the past nine years, and the
announcement of his death will not occasion the surprise it otherwise would.
Also - At the residence of Mrs. Barnum, William Clark, in the 17th year of his age. Willie was apparently in usual health, attended school Friday last; Saturday he was
suddenly taken with pneumonia and continued growning worse, berathing his last at 1 o'clock Sunday. The funeral services were held in the Christian church on Monday. The sympathies of the
community are with the bereaved families.
November 1, 1893 - North Vernon Sun
FOUND AT LAST,
The Remains of George Horstman, Drowned in White River Last January
News reached here last Saturday that the remains of George Horstman
, drowned in White river last January had been found and identified by the watch, finger ring, purse and money
which were on his body at the time of the drowning.
The particulars of the finding of the remains are as follows:
A man and his son were hunting rabbits in a field about three quarters of a mile below the place where young Horstman was drowned. A rabbit ran into a drift pile in the field and
the man sent his son to scare it out. While the boy was rummaging among the drift he ran across the remains of Horstman, nothing but the skeleton remaining, held together by the clothing, which was also
partially decayed. What first attracted the attention of the boy was the clothing waving from the limbs of a tree which had been washed into the drift, and calling his father the remains were at once identified
as those of young Horstman.
Mr. Henry Horstman, of this city, father of the unfortunate young man, was telegraphed and immediately left for Medora and brought the remains home, arriving here at 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
The remains were taken from the train and conveyed to the Catholic cemetery where they were interred in the presence of a large concourse of friends. St. Joseph's society, of which the deceased was a member,
turned out in a body and had charge of the funeral. Thus the mortal remains of a worthy young man were at least given a Christian burial.
George Horstman was drowned on the 30th of last January while working on an O. & M. bridge over White river, near Medora. He was operating a "jack" and in pulling the lever it became
detached from the machine. This caused him to lose his balance and fall into the water below. The swift current carried him rapidly down the stream and he was drowned in sight of his companions who were powerless
to aid him. The river was dragged for several days with the hope of finding the body, but the high stage of the water made the task impossible. Findagrave Link
September 11, 1919 - North Vernon Plain Dealer & Republican
ALBERT MCCAMMON KILLED AT ANTIOCH
Unfortunate Man Struck by Falling Timber. Which Crushed His Head.
, aged forty-five years, was the unfortunate victim of an accident, which occurred in the Antioch neighborhood, at about nine o'clock Saturday morning, September 6th/ Mr.
Mcgammon was ssisting at a barn-raising, at the home of his neighbor Atsinger Allee, and as the work was in progress, a heavy plank fell, striking him in the head, killing him instantly.
Funeral services were held, Monday, at the United Brethern Church, at New Bethel, and the burial took place in the McCammon Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one daughter; also by his
father John McCammon, three sisters and one brother. He is also mourned by his neighbors and a host of friends, who held him in high esteem. Findagrave Link
, the little five-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Semm, died at their home on West Walnut Street, Wednesday night, September 10th. Funeral will be held at tten o'clock Friday morning and the
burial will take place in the City Cemetery.
January 11, 1899 - Vernon Journal
, of Queensville, died of heart failure on Wednesday. Buried at Vernon cemetery, on Friday.
Mrs. Harrison Spencer
, died of pneumonia, after a very brief sickness, on Friday.
, of Lovett, died of dropsy on Friday. Buried on Sunday. Findagrave Link
, a pioneer colored man, of Bigger township, died, Jan. 1st. He was a Kentucky slave, and came to this county at the close of the war.
April 7, 1886 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, pg. 7
Mrs. Mary Brolley
, wife of Francis Brolley, sr., died at her home in this city on Thursday, April 1st, 1886, at the age of 66 years. She had been a resident of North Vernon since its earliest
days. Her remains, followed from the house by a host of frinds, were deposited on Sunday in the vault in the Catholic cemetery. Findagrave Link
, son of Louis and Mary Long, died at the home of his parents in this city, April 2nd, 1886, aged 15 years and 1 month.
"Alec," as he was known among his friends and acquaintance, was a boy of great promise, in intellect far above boys of his age, quiet and gentlemanly in his behavior, loved by all who knew him and
adored by his relatives. He was loved and admired by his teachers and classmates in school who showed their love for him by never wavering kindness and attention through his long severe sickness. All through his long
confinement he never complained, and was ready and willing to die if such was the will of God.
Weep not dear parents, but be content
For unto you I was but lent.
In love we lived, in peace I died;
You asked my life, but 'twas denied. B
March 10, 1864 - Vernon Banner
-Gussie E. Todd
, wife of Irby Todd, died in this place on Friday night last. She was a member in good standing of the Baptist CHurch. By her loving and gentle disposition she leaves a large circle of warm friends
of warm friends to mourn her early departure from this life, though they have the comforting assurance that there was a mansion prepared for her in Heaven.
'Bright be the place of thy soul!
No lovlier spirit than thine
E're burst from its mortal control,
In the orbs of the blessed to shine.
On earth thou wert all but devine;
As thy soul shall immortally be;
And our sorrow may cease to repine,
When we know that thy God is with thee.'
A charming little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. Leavitt
, of this place, died on Friday night. Another spotless child has gone to rest. The parents have our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.
Mrs. Jane Storey
, wife of Mr. Thomas J. Storey, departed this life on Monday night last. Her disease was what is termed spotted Fever by some of our physicians. In the death of Mrs. Storey the community
has lost a most esteemed friend of every good and holy enterprise which has been labored for here. No one would be so much missed as this estimable lady will be, throughout the entire community. Her friends were only limited by
the entire circle of her acquaintance, and her loss is as general, and most keenly felt. Words are lame when we attempt to express the sadness of this community at this, their sore bereavement.
, son of Mr. Philander L. Basnett, and member of Co. H. 26th Ind. Vols., died at this place, at his fathers residence, on Monday night last. His disease was chronic diarrhea, contracted
whilst in the field. Thus another faithful, brave son has given his life in the cause of his country. Brave and faithful, he stood high among his comrades in arms, and the community mourns another son sacrificed on the altar of
Died, at the residence of Dr. Hazzard, in Zenas, Jennings couonty, Ind., March 1st, 1864, Old Grandfather Hazzard
, the father of Dr. Hazzard. He was born on the 11th day of December 1768. He was 95 years
2 months and 18 days old. He told me he had been a member of the Methodist Church over seventy years. He was a regular attendant of the Baptist church in Zenas, and always enjoyed the privilege of the service of God. He was
always ready to pray and exhort the chrisian to faithfulness, and the sinner to seek his soul's salvation. On the Saturday in May, 1863 he attended the church for the last time. When the services were coming to a close, I asked
Father Hazzard if he would pray, and though he was very feeble, he rose up and said, 'Let us sing' Then he commenced singing; 'Oh, won't that be joyful, to meet to part no more,' and during the singing he went round as shook
hands with the brethern and sisters, saying farewell, after which he prayed fervently. After the congregation was dismissed he went home, and while sitting on the porch he thought of a text of scripture and started into the house
to get the Bible to look at it, and as he was going he fell down and disabled his hip, so that he never was able to walk again. During his illness there was a prayer meeting appointed at Dr. Hazzard's, in order that Grandfather
Hazzard might enjoy it.-During the meeting he asked them to raise him up, when two young me helped him up. Then he said if they would hold him up he would pray, and during his prayer one of the young men that held him up was convicted
of sin, and has since professed faith in Christ and has joined the church. 'Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
Vernon, Ind. J. B. SWINCHER Findagrave Link
September 22, 1897 - Vernon Journal
, Sept. 18th at the home of his father in Marion township. Funeral at Cana M. E. Church, on Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. M. Swarthout assisted by Rev/ G. S. Henninger.
an old and highly esteemed lady of the Cana neighborhoon on Saturday, Sept. 18th. Funeral on Monday.
August 24, 1876 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Departed this life in Trafalgar Johnson Co., this state, Miss Ada O. Stout
, Aug., 19 th, 1876, in the 15th year of her age. Her parents had resided in North Vernon, until some 3 years since when they removed to
this place. More than a year since in company with several of her associates, she embraced religion and united with the Mount Zion baptist church, of which she was a member at the time of her death.
She was universally beloved by her associates and her friends hoped for a life of usefulness. A very large concourse followed her remains to the grave. "She sleeps in Jesus."
Kicked to Death
son of Anthony Gasper, Sr., who lives on Long Branch, was kicked by a horse on last Monday morning and killed. He had gone out before breakfast and hunted up a strayed calf and went out again to the
stable to curry the horses. He did not come in to breakfast, and after waiting a while a younger son was sent out to tell him to come in to breakfast, who found Anthony lying dead in the stable close to horse's heels. An examination of his
body showed him to have received a powerful kick on his left side in region of his heart, and on the left side of his head. The print of the horse's shoe was on his breast. Anthony was a good industrious boy and was about 13 years old when
February 27, 1872 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
KASPER-On Wednesday morning February 21, 1872, at North Vernon, Mrs. Lizzie Kasper
, aged 51 years.
SNODGRASS-Feb. 22d, at Milan, Ind., Worth Snodgrass
, only son of W. H. and Mary Snodgrass.
He had gradually failed in health during the past year. He was a natural artist with brush or pencil, and a true specimen of the noblest work of God. His bereaved parents, sistern, brethern of the mystic ire, and friends
may be well assured that their great loss is his infinite and eternal gain. T.J.S.
HADLEY-On the 21st inst., of congestion, at Monrovia, Ind., Dorcas Hadley
. On the same day, her child, two months of age.
Dorcas Hadley, formerly Dorcas Armstrong, lived many years in this county, and was much esteemed by all who knew her. She was sick about two weeks, without usual suffering, and from the first expressed herself willing
to meet death. She was aged thirty-three years, one month, and eight days.
August 15, 1915 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, Page 8
MCCAULEY-Mrs. Anna McCauley
, aged 54 years, wife of Michael McCauley, died at 8:40 o'clock Tuesday evening, August 17th, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, where she had been under treatment for several weeks. The
remains were brought to this city today and taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. John Brown. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock, at St. MAry's Catholic Church, and the remains will be interred at St. Mary's Cemetery.
The deceased was born in this city and was a resident here until about two years ago, when the family moved to Indianapolis. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Huckleberry, of Louisville, and Miss Katie McCauley
of Indianapolis. One sister, Mrs. Mary Brown, of this city, and four brothers, Nicholas and Peter, of Indianapolis, and Mike and Will, of this city, also survive. Findagrave Link
August 6, 1917 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, Page 8
, aged 24 years, died at his home on Buckeye Street, this city, about eight o'clock Friday night, August 31st, after but a few days illness, his death being due to an attack of meningitis following a sore
throat. Funeral services were held at the residence, at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, by Rev. Carroll. His wife and three small children survive. Findagrave Link
, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McWithey, died at their home in this city, Thursday, August 30th, aged 14 years, 5 months and 7 days. She leaves her father, mother, brother, sister and
grandmother and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted at the First M. E. Church, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Freeman, pastor of the Christian Church. The burial took place in Vernon Cemetery.Findagrave Link
HARVEY-Hannah Jane Harvey
, aged 81 years a former resident of this county, died at her home at Newport News, Va., Sunday September 2nd. The body was brought to Vernon for burial, Tuesday, a short service being conducted at the
cemetery. Funeral arrangement here were made by Dr. Lewis, of Dupont, who is a relative. Two sons, W. D. Lewis, of Newport News, Va., and Clyde Lewis, of Indianapolis, survive. Findagrave Link
SEARS-The body of Oscar Sears
, who died at his home at Indianapolis, was brought to Vernon for burial, Tuesday. Mr. Sears was 76 years of age. He spent his boyhood days in Vernon. At the age of 19 years, he enlisted in the
First Minnesota Regiment in the Civil War. He was captured at the first battle of Bull Run and thrown into Libby prison, where he remained till he was exchanged. He had the distinction of being the first Union prisoner exchanged. At an early age he
became identified with church work and for the last few years was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Indianapolis. He was an active worker in the Y.M.C.A. For the past forty years he had been connected with the A. Keifer Drug Company, where he
held a responsible position. Findagrave Link
GEETING-Mrs. Florence Geeting
, aged 59 years, died at her home at Scipio, at 5:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, September 5th. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, at 2:30 o'clock, Friday afternoon, by Rev.
John Moffett, of Indianapolis. The burial will take place in Scipio Cemetery. She is survived by one son, Clifford Whitcomb, of Scipio, one sister, Miss Clara Amick and one brother John Amick, both of Scipio. Findagrave Link
January 8, 1890 - North Vernon Plain Dealer, Page 3
Wm. R. Runyan
, at St. Paul Park, Minn., Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29th, 1889, at 4:15 p.m., aged 33 years.
The above notice is of the death of a former resident of your county. Since coming to St. Paul he has been prospered in many ways. The suburb in which Mr. Runyan lived was given shape morally by his strong example and influence.
He came here just as the town was starting. He was instrumental in organizing a Presbyterian church, which when he died, had reached the goodly number of 75 members. The Sunday School of which he was superintendent has grown from 50 to 100. This is
growth of a year. He was in every way a faithful, earnest man, beloved by everyone that knew him. In his position as Cashier of a large wholesale grocery house he was recognized as about perfect in his line. His promotions were always unsought and
followed regularly every year. He leaves a family of a wife and six small children. The whole community and a still larger circle of friends mourn with them his loss. W. C. Covert,
Pastor Presbyterian Church.
15 Dec 1966 p 14 - Crawfordsville Journal Review
Waynetown - Mrs. Gertrude C Rhoda
, 74, died late Sunday evening at the home of her son, Robert, in VanNuys, Calif. after an illness of four weeks. She had been active in WCSC and American Legion Auxiliary service in VanNuys. She attended Jennings County,
Ind schools. A native of North Vernon, Ind, Mrs. Rhoda was born May 17, 1892, a daughter of Lyman and Angeline Neely. She married Joseph Rhoda July 5, 1922 in LaPorte. Surviving are three sons, Rev. Robert Rhoda, pastor of the Waynetown Methodist Church,
Lewis Rhoda of Pico Rivera, Calif; and Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Gail Will of Michigan City; 9 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Neely of LaPorte and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Tonn of LaPorte and Mrs. Roy Long of near Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.. Saturday at the Haberstock Funeral Home in LaPorte with Rev. Hilton Whitacker officiating. Burial will be in LaPorte Cemetery.
January 9, 1908 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
News At The County Capitol
Died, Mrs. P. W. Randall
, (nee) Miss (Sarah)
Alice Stott, on Friday morning January 8th, aged 62 years. Deceased was the wife of Pleasant Wiley Randall and was well known. A husband, mother, two brothers and two sisters survive her. Funeral
services took place Monday afternoon, Rev. T. A. Childs of Franklin conducting the services. Interment in Vernon cemetery. Among the relatives from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were: Grant Stott of St. Louis, Mrs. Addie Mead of Alabama, Mrs.
Alma Foster and daughter, Adelaide, of Deputy, and Mrs. A. P. Charles of Seymour. Findagrave Link
February 28, 1898 - Vernon Journal
Died at his home in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, Thursday, Feb. 17th, 1898, at 8 o'clock and 30 minutes, after a protracted illness Harrison Martin, age 62 years 10 months and 11 days. Again has the silent messenger death been
among us calling from our midst one of Jennings county's oldest and respected citizens.
The deceased was born in Columubus, Illinois, April 6th, 1835 and was consequently 62 years 10 months and 11 days old at the time of his death. The parents of the deceased died when he was but 12 years of age, thus he was left a
orphan boy to contend with the trials and hardships which ones life, who have no parents to advise and give them council. He came to Jennings county soon after the death of his parents and lived with Henry Carney, of this county as one of the family until
he was 21 years of age. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Ellen Royl, daughter of Dr. Royal of this county. To this union was born, 7 children, 5 of which are living, 4 daughters and one son, all of which are present upon this sad occasion.
They are left to mourn with their mother, the loss they have all sustained by the death of a loving and affectionate father. The friendless always found a warm friend, the needy a generous helper, the afflicted an ardent sympathizer, but like all, however
great he had to yield to the inevitable summons of the master, his children mourn the loss of a true father, his widow of and affectionate husband and his neighbors invaluable citizen.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Grimes, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled,
God in his wisdom has recalled
The boom his love had given,
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven. Findagrave Link
May 18, 1898 - Vernon Journal
Jane (Royal) Martin
was born July 18th, 1838, and died May 10th. 1898, aged 59 years. Dr. Royal, her father, emigrated to Jennings County from Kentucky in 1837, making his home in the Ebenezer neighborhood. In 1860 she was united
in marriage to Harrison Martin, with whom she lived happily until separated by death to be again re-united after two brief months of separation. She united with the Methodist church when eighteen years of age and was a faithful Sunday School teacher for a
number of years. She was a woman of intelligence and a pleasing conversationalist; possessing a good memory: her conversation was enlivened by many anecdotes and tales of early experiences. Delighting in song, at the request of friends, she would frequently
sing some of the quaint songs she learned in her early girl-hood days. A kind and sympathetic neighbor, the sick and needy ever found her ready to minister to their wants. A loving faithful mother was she, holding the first place in the hearts of her children,
as shown by their tender care and loving devotion during her long months of suffering. Lately, she realized that the end was approaching and gave her five sorrowing children her last words of advice. After twice repeating aloud the sweet, precious words of
"The Lord's Prayer," she quietly and peacefully passed from Earth to Heaven.
"Oh glorious day, Oh blessed hope;
My soul leaps forward at the thought,
When on that happy, happy land
We'll no more take the parting hand." Findagrave Link
October 6, 1881 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
Died - Miss Lulu Erwood
, of Consumption, Sept. 28, aged 20 years, She had been suffering with this dread disease for more than a year, till death relieved her. Lulu was a kind, amiable, christian girl, and her loss will be mourned
by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, after which the remains were deposited in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
Died, suddenly, at her residence on Graham, on October 1st, Mrs. Emily James
, wife of E. W. James. She had long been a member of the M. E. church and was a good christian and a kind neighbor. She leaves a husband and five children
to mourn their loss. Funeral preached at Hopewell by Rev. Scott, on October 2d. Findagrave Link
March 5, 1908 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
With extreme sadness we record the death of Mrs. Mamie (Mamie) Thomas
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. James, of Lovett township, Indiana.
The deceased was born July 9, 1874, and died at her home near Lovett Tuesday morning, February 25, 1908, aged 34 years.
The influence of her life was good; early in life the worth and strength of her character was evident. At about fifteen years of age she made profession of faith in Christ and united with the Hopewell M. E. church.
On March 2, 1890, she was united in marriage to John Henry Thomas; to this union were born two children, Ralph and Helen. She was a kind and devoted mother; her kind and unassuming disposition won for her a wide circle of friends.
During almost her entire life she enjoyed good health, but for the last few weeks she had complained of suffering, and about three weeks ago was taken violently ill with pneoumonia, which proved fatal. All that the best medical skill and
tender care of loved ones could do was done to stay the progress of the disease, but to no avail; the time of her departure was at hand, and she has gone to her home above. She leaves her husband, son, daughter, father, mother, sister, three brothers (her eldest
brother having preceded her to the heavenly home a few months), and many near relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held at Graham church on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. D. C. Simpson, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Graham cemetery. Findagrave Link
while employed at Linkhart's feed store dropped dead of heart failure Friday afternoon about two o'clock. The deceased was aged 50 years. The remains were taken to Commiskey on Saturday morning for burial.
Mrs. Nicholas Gasper
died at her home in this city last Friday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilderin at St. Marys church Monday morning, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
Miss Anna Phelps
died Sunday morning at the home of her mother on Hoosier street. She was a great sufferer of stomach trouble and the past several months had been in very poor health. She was of a loving disposition and was liked
by all who knew her. The deceased was forty years of age. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Marys church.
February 16, 1898 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
Ida May Rush
, the fourth child of James and Lydia McManaman was born August 18th, 1863, married to C. A. Rush, November 25th, 1886 and at 5 o'clock on the morning of December 5thh, 1897, age 34 years, 3 months and 17 days she heard the summons-
"Come up higher."
She leaves behind a husband, two children, aged 8 and 10 years respectively, a father, mother, three sisters and two brothers in the far West, to mourn her loss.
For more than five years she had been a patient and silent sufferer from that dreaded isease, consumption. Her husband had taken her to the South, hoping the climate would have a beneficial effect upon her. Tennessee, the Indian Territory and
the famous waters of Hot Springs, Ark., weere tried but all in vain, and early in the spring of the present year she returned to the home of her parents to spend her remaining days with them and her sisters; cherished and respected by all who knew her; a kind mother and
a loving companion, a patient sufferer and a dutiful child, whe yet lives in the hearts of all who loved her.
She was attended by her husband, parents and sisters, and all that willing hands and loving hearts could do has been done for her, but now has "God called her in and shut the door."
In her last moments she talked to her husband, children, parents and sisters, and bade them "good bye." To a friend she said, "they have done all for me that could be done, but Jesus can do more. The way is bright and clear and I am willing to go." Findagrave Link
July 23, 1890 - Banner Plain Dealer, Pg. 2
Catherine L. Adams
, who departed this life at the residence of her husband July 13th, in this county was born in Morgan Co., Ind., May 8th, 1843. She was married to Thomas Pearce February 21st 1864. She was the mother of three children, two of
whom still live to mourn her loss. She united with the M. E. church when she was nine years old. Mrs. Pearce held her membership with the Morgantown church until she came to Jennings county in 1871. Mrs. Pearce was a patient sufferer, struggling long with consumption,
but always without a murmur, awaiting the end; this she met with a spirit of Christian triumph. Her Christian peace was of the assuring kind, which always brings with it consoling comfort. Death to such a one is stripped of its terror. To none other than the true
Christian can the true secret of real resignation be fully known and appreciated. One week before death it was the privilege of the writer of this sketch to visit the deceased. She was in all things most satisfactory. The one uniform expression was, "I patiently await
the Voice of the Master." The death of a true Christian mother is not only a loss to the immediate family but to society at large. The community extend Mr. Pearce and sons sincere sympathy. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. McRee July 14th and interment
at Vernon. Findagrave Link
, at his home in this city on Saturday, July 19th. The funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church on Monday and the remains were interred in the Catholic Cemetery.
May 14, 1914 - North Vernon Sun
VENERABLE LADY CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. Mary L. Taylor
, a pioneer resident, age 82, was claimed by death Sunday. Her death is attributed to age infirmities and a fall which hurried her decline.
She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., January 14, 1832 and with her brother came to this county in 1861, having been a continuous resident for 53 years. In February of 1866, in Ohio, she was married to the Rev. Robert F. Taylor, who had served as a chaplain
in the war of the rebellion and the following December he was called by death. Soon after establishing her residence she identified herself with the Vernon Presbyterian Church and her many acts of philanthropy have left a lasting impression.
Mrs. Taylor came from a family of literary talent. Her brother C.E. Babb, was at one time associate editor of the Herald and Presbyter and Washington correspondent for the old Cincinnati Gazette, in addition to having written several books of a religious
nature. In her younger days, Mrs. Taylor wrote juvenile stories which were published in eastern magazines.
The deceased is survived by a brother, John P. Babb, of San Jose, California; two nieces, Mrs. Harriett M. Sargent and Mrs. W.D.S. Boyd, of Cincinnati; Wm. H Davis, husband of a deceased oldest sister, of Cincinnati and his son, Howard Lee Davis of New York.
Two brothers and two sisters having preceded Mrs. Taylor in death.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday from the residence by Dr. Irvine of the Presbyterian church and interment was made in the cemetery at Vernon. The funeral procession was escorted to the cemetery by 24 boy scouts, six of whom acted as pall bearers. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Wm. Shuman, age 28, died Tuesday evening at her home in this city following an operation performed for the removal of a growth. She is survived by her parents, husband, son, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held from the St. Mary's
Catholic church Saturday morning and interment will be made in the St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Asa Brumbley, age 37, died Wednesday at Norwood, O., from a complication of diseases. She was married last June to Mr. Brumbley. Deceased is survived by a husband, sister and mother. Definite funeral arrangements have not yet been made but the funeral
will perhaps occur from the residence of the mother at Norwood, Sunday.
Henry Loscent, age 45, a life long resident of this city, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Loscent at Fourth and Hoosier streets, las Thursday evening. Death came as a result of a complication of diseases. Deceased is survived by a mother, three
sisters Mrs. Elizabeth Wetzel of Spokane, Washington; Mrs. Kate Metzler and Mrs. Clara Bott of this city. Funeral services were hild Saturday from the St. Mary's Catholic church and interment was made in the St. Mary's cemetery. Findagrave Link
January 1, 1863 - Vernon Banner
DIED-In Vernon, December 27th, 1863, EMMA
, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Henninger
, aged 18 months and 5 days. EMMA was a sweet child, and in the bud of life was nipped by the hand of death.
"What a world were this
How unendurable its weight, if they
Whom death hath sundered did not meet again."
October 9, 1903 - Vernon Journal
, aged 12 years, youngest son of Thomas Dawson and wife died last Saturday afternoon and was buried Monday morning at 9 o'clock in the Catholic cemetery at North Vernon. The requiem was read by Father Wederin. Findagrave Link
, aged 28, son of George Mix and wife, died Tuesday at his home at Rush Branch of consumption. The funeral was held Thursday. Findagrave Link
October 12, 1887 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
r died at his home two miles northwest of town last Friday morning, of Bright's disease, aged 78 years. He leaves a wife, and six children, all of them married and having homes of their own. Crockett Ricketts, of the Columbus Republican, is
one of the sons.
, who has been confined to his room and bed for the last seven years, died last Sunday and was buried at this place on Tuesday, Rev. A. Scott preached the funeral sermon. Findagrave Link
Death again visited our town last Sunday and took from our midst our beloved young friend Miss Villa Rowland
, aged 17 years. She was followed to her last resting place by a great many relatives and friends.
Died, on Thursday evening, October 6, 1887, of apoplexy, Mr. Thomas Wilkerson
, in his 88th year. His remains were interred in the Old Vernon cemetery on Sunday. Findagrave Link
September 22, 1897 - Vernon Journal
Died-George Sage, Sept. 18, at the home of his father in Marion township. Funeral at Cana M. E. Church, on Sunday, conducted by Rev. J.M. Swarthout assisted by Rev. G.S. Henninnger.
Died-Mrs. Owens an old and highly esteemed lady of the Cana neighborhood, on Saturday, Sept' 18th. Funeral on Monday.
February 3, 1892 - North Vernon Sun
HENDRICKS-At his residence in this city, Friday morning, Jan. 29. of grip, at 7 o'clock. Henry Hendricks
, aged 76 years.
Mr. Hendricks was born in Hannover, Germany, June 16th, 1816. He came to this country in 1852, settling in Cincinnati. For the past two years he has resided with his daughter, Mrs. S. H. Grinstead in this city. The funeral was conducted from the Catholic church Saturday.
GRINSTEAD-At the family residence in Nebraska, at 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, of rheumatism, Mrs. Jesse A. Grinstead, aged 74 years.
, whose maiden name was Sarah M. Bowen, was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, Oct. 18, 1818, and was married to Jesse A. Grinstead Nov. 29, 1847. To them were born seven children, two of whom are living-A. L. Grinstead, of Lexington, Ky., and Samuel H. of this city.
In 1852, Mr. and Mrs. Grinstead came to this county, and with the exception of about five years have resided here since. Mrs. Grinstead had been ill for several weeks, but was not considered dangerously so until two days before she died, and when the end came it was a surprise to most of her friends.
Deceased was well beloved in the community where she resided, and, besides the immediate relatives, leaaves a host of friends to mourn her loss. Interment at the Brush creek cemetery Monday. Findagrave Link
Miss Maggie McMahon
was born one mile and a half south of Vernon, Jan. 25, 1868, but the grim reaper crossed the threshold of the family residence in this city Jan. 19, 1892, and claimed the affectionate daughter and sister. From infancy hers was a disposition always kind, and by
her gentle, friendly ways won the regard of all who knew her. But now, she is gone, and while we weave a garland of tender recollections around her memory, let us hope that she is happier in that better land. A FRIEND. Findagrave Link
May 3, 1899 - Vernon Journal
Died-Saturday April 29th, Albert
, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Harlow
, Age 3 years, 3 mo, 10 days. Little Albert had been a severe sufferer, hanging between life and death for seven weeks and while we mourn with the bereaved parents we look beyond the veil and by the eye of
faith see a darling white winged angel, who has escaped all the trials, struggles and sorrow of life, standing on the Golden Shore beckoning to father, mother and brother or nestling on the bosom of the Savior, rejoicing in the thought of a happy reunion when "that great and notable day of the Lord shall come."
Land of Promise Column
Samuel Wetzel at his home near Weston, Saturday evening, April 22nd, at 7 o'clock. Was enterred in the Weston cemetery, Monday. His parents have the sympathy of all. Findagrave Link
Perry A. Griner
, age 20 years, son of Geo. Griner living near Zenas, committed suicide, last seen at his home about 3 P.M. and at 5:30, Wm. Morris found him hanging to a tree on the farm of J. T. Barnes. Coroner Nighwander was notified and vied the remains Monday morning and returned
a verdict of premeditated suicide. The following letter was found in young Grimers' pocket.
"I think that I have a terrible nervous disease and can not get well, and fear I will become a burden to my folks. I have consulted God, who told me to go die for my friends as He had done. My parents have always been kind and done all they could for
me, talk to them and tell them to rest easy-Good bye, before I die I will make my peace with God. It seems I have."
From circumstances, it appears that the above was the result of meditating over patent medicine advertisements. He was buried at Zenas, Tuesday.
In the absence of the family, John Smith
, 10 years old, whose home was at James Hand's in Bigger township attempted to clib a tree to a hawk's nest and fell 50 or 60 feet to the ground receiving injuries from which he died, on Thursday.
February 15, 1899 - Vernon Journal
at the residence of his nephew A. C. Dixon Feb. 10th. 1899, buried at Madison, Ind., Feb. 11th. Age 58 years. Mr. Cobb has been a sufferer for years of chronic trouble and passed to his full assurance of eternal happiness. Findagrave Link
January 6, 1892 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
LONG-At his home in this city, on Sunday night, January 3rd, 1892, of heart trouble, Mr. James S. Long
, in his 58th year.
This death was unexpected and a very great shock to the family and friends. He was an old soldier and served his country in the 83d Regt. I.V.I. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. M. Elwyn at the M. E. church in Vernon, on Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains were interred
in the Vernon cemetery. Findagrave Link
LANAHAN-At her home in Vernon township, on Saturday, January 2nd, Mrs. Cecelia Lanahan
, aged 90 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnsz at the Catholic church on Monday, after which the remains were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.
MURPHY-On Sunday morning, January 3d, 1892, at her home in Vernon township, Mrs. Edward Murphy
, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnsz, at the Catholic church, on Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. Findagrave Link
McCARTHY-On Friday, January 1st, 1892, at his home 2 miles east of this city, Mr. John McCarthy McCarty
, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnsz at the Catholic church on Sunday morning. Remains were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery. Findagrave Link
McCARTHY-On Sunday morning, January 3d, 1892, at her home 2 miles east of this city, Mrs. John McCarthy
, after a long illness.
Mrs. McCarthy passed away while the funeral services of her husband were being conducted by Rev. Ginnsz at the Catholic church on Tuesday morning. Remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. Findagrave Link
ALLWELL-At her home near Scipio, on Sunday morning. Mrs. Thomas Allwell
The remains were interred at Scipio. Findagrage Link
SHOEMAKER-On January 2nd, of pneumonia, at the home of Mr. Franklin Milhous in Bigger township, Mr. George Shoemaker.
His remains were taken to Clarksville, O., for interment.
WALTON-At her home south of Butlerville, on Sunday, Jan. 3rd, Mrs. Hannah Walton.
Her funeral was conducted at the Friend's church on Tuesday, after which her remains were interred in the cemetery near by. Findagrave Link
FOIST-At his home near Scipio, on Wednesday, December 30, 1891, Randolph Foist
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gruber, after which the remains were interred at Reddington.
CORYELL-On Thursday, December 31st, 1891, at her home near Brewersville, after a long illness, Mrs. Oren Coryell
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. U.M. Foster at Pleasant View church on Saturday, January 2d, after which the remains were laid at rest in Cave Spring cemetery. Findagrave Link
CLARK-On Saturday, January 2d, 1892, at her home at Hayden, of consumption, Mrs. Chester Clark
, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were held on Monday. She leaves a husband, three sons and four daughters to mourn her loss, all of whom were present except her oldest son David, who lives in Arkansas. Findagrave Link
HENGSTLER-At the home of his parents in Vernon, on Tuesday morning, January 5th, 1892, of lung fever, Cecil
, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hengstler
, aged about 5 years.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.
HARMON-At his home in Brewersville, on Monday morning, January 4th, 1892, of consumption, Mr. John Harmon
, aged about 18 years.
The Funeral will take place at St. Ann's Catholic church to-day. Findagrave Link
RUDE-At the home of his mother, Mrs. John H. Powlesson, in this city, on Saturday morning, Jan. 2d, 1892, of Bright's disease,Mr. Samuel Rude.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Duncan at the Baptist church on Monday morning, after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
June 14, 1899 - Vernon Journal
Mrs. Sarah J. Lett
, wife of Fielden Lett departed this life June 5th, 1899, at 9 o'clock a.m. aged 72 years and was buried at Mt. Zion, June 7th. Funeral services conducted by
Rev. J. P. Maupin. In 1845 April 4th, she was married to Fielden Lett. To them were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. One son is dead leaving four children and a number of grandchildren and a husband to
mourn the loss. She was an upright beloved mother and wife, and a friend to all. She was a member of the Christian church for 40 years, but the said church being remote and in a rather luke-warm condition.
She joined the Mt. Zion M. E. church and was a faithful member until death. In all of her affliction and suffering she always trusted him "who is mighty to save." She had suffered about a year with a tumor
on her breast and finally when her life was ended she resigned to God and is now singing praises in Church Triumphant. Findagrave Link
April 16, 1890 - North Vernon Sun
The remains of Mrs. Caroline Hedges
were brought here from Indianapolis Friday and interred in the city cemetery Sunday. Deceased was about 27 years old and leaves a husband and child
besides a host of relatives and friends, to mourn her death. Mrs. Hedges was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Verbarg of this city.
Mrs. Letty Huckleberry
died at her residence near Oakdale Wednesday night and her remains were brought here and interred in the city cemetery Friday. Mrs. Huckleberry leaves a host of relatives
and friends to mourn her loss.
March 27, 1919 - North Vernon Plain Dealer & Republican
MAN'S DEATH CAUSED BY FALL FROM BRIDGE
Relatives here received announcement Friday night of the death of Harry Huckleberry
, of Jeffersonville Ind., whose death was caused by injuries received in a fall from the railroad bridge
across the Ohio River, Thursday evening.
Mr. Huckleberry was a brakeman in the Big Four yards at Louisville, Ky. He lived at Jeffersonville, and having missed the car across the river, Thursday evening. he decided to walk across the
bridge home. As he was nearing the end of the bridge he missed his footing and fell fiftytwo feet to the rocks below. He lay there for almost an hour before anyone came to his assistance. The operator in the railroad
tower saw the man lying injured at the foot of the bridge, but could not desert his post to go to him. He telephoned to the police department at Louisville, and police officers came and took him to the City Hospital at
Louisville. He was given every attention but his injuries proved fatal, death relieving him of his sufferings, Friday night.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Nellie McCauley, of this city, and by two little daughter. Funeral services were held at Jeffersonville, Tuesday, and the burial took place there. Findagrave Link
August 10, 1887 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
, a former resident of this place, but lately of Seymour, and was brakeman on a freight train. Yesterday when his train was going down the Moore's Hill grade, he attempted to set the
brakes when a brake wheel came off and he fell to the ground breaking his back. He lingered until last night between nine and ten o'clock when he died. His remains were brought to Nebraska this morning and will be
laid to rest in the old Brush Creek cemetery. Mr. Pearcey was a young man just in the blooming stage of life. He was married last spring to Hiram O'Connor's daughter, who is now left a young widow to mourn his loss.
December 16, 1915 - North Vernon Sun
Catharine Hotchkiss Baker
was born in Switzerland county, Ind., February 27, 1830, died December 9, 1915, aged 85 years, 9 months and 12 days. Her parents were George A. and Susan Hotchkiss.
She was married, May 1, 1853 to Isaac Baker who died, April 7, 1891. The deceased and her husband, Isaac Baker, were the parents of eight children, three sons and five daughters. Two sons
George and Joseph, have passed to the "bourn whence none return". One daughter, Nannie, is also dead. One son, Isaac A. Baker and four daughters, Susan Edle, Elizabeth Grinstead, Mary E. Miles and Emma Hinds, survive.
The deceased also has twelve grand children who are living.
Catherine Baker with her husband came to Ripley county, Ind., a few miles south of Nebraska, Ind., when the county was not as well improved as it is now and in making a home it was necessary for
them to endure the hardships and suffer the privations encountered in this county a half century ago. These people who were here at that time were building for us and we now enjoy the fruits of their labors.
When young in years the deceased resolved to live a Christian life and she united with the Methodist church. After coming to Ripley county she united with Otter Creek Baptist church and for fifty
years she has been a member of that church. She was loyal to the church and faithful in her service of the Master. For several years because of the infirmities of old age she was unable to attend public worship but
she was a daily reader of the bible and she cherished its truths in her heart. She never tired of the bible and she never lost sight of the Divine Master. When she felt and knew that the time of her departure was not
far distant she had assurance that all would be well beyond the grave. A few days before her death she was able to sing "I am going home to die no more." She had learned how to live and imbued with Christian hope, the
dark river had no terrors for her. He who is a soldier of the Lord is provided with an armor with which the grim monster, death, can be vanquished.
Catharine Baker was a kind neighbor and she had many friends some of whom have gone on before and will welcome her there, others are living witnesses of her worth as a neighbor and a Christian. Findagrave Link
July 26, 1901 - North Vernon Plain Dealer
, daughter of John and Meta Kendrick
, was born Dec. 9, 1899; died July 15, 1901, aged 19 months and 6 days. We can truly say little Nina was the light of the home, and although the light
has gone out here we know it is shining far brighter in the Father's house above, for He has said: "There angels do always behold the face of our Father which is in Heaven." Dear mother and loved ones all, take the words
of little Cecil as she tries to comfort her brother Harold, saying" "Don't cry; God will take care of Nina." And so we leave her in His hands, knowning that He does comfort the broken hearted and that He is too wise to err
and too good to be unkind. A. B. MYERS
April 23, 1914 - North Vernon Sun
MEYER-The remains of Mrs. Mary Meyer
, who died at the home of Sebe Ewan, in Vernon Township, Thursday, April 16th, were shipped to her home at Renssellear, Friday, for burial.
PIETZUCH-The remains of Mrs. Josephina Ed Pietzuch
, who died at her home at Elletsville, Ind. were brought here Saturday and taken to Vernon for burial. Findagrave Link
REDMAN-Mrs. Ed Redman (nee Ary Green)
died at her home at Columbus at 10:30 o'clock, Wednesday night.
March 13, 1937 - North Vernon Sun
, 73, colored, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Staten on North State Street, Friday, March 5th.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o'clock at the St. Mary's Church with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Besides the daughter, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Maggie Russ, of New Albany, and one brother, Guss Shacklett, of New Albany.
February 18, 1899 - North Vernon Banner Plain Dealer
The death angel has visited Commiskey again and taken one of our oldest citizens, Adam Glosser
, away. He was born in Germany, March 13, 1813, and came to this country in 1831. After having
drifted about on the ocean for some months he landed in New York and from there went to Cleveland, O. After remaining there for some time he came to Indiana and found employment on the J. M. & I. railroad and then
settled on Coffee Creek. He married Mary Earl Feb. 11, 1842. In 1845 he returned to Germany and remained there one year. On his second voyage he landed in New Orleans and returned to his home on Coffee Creek. Here he
spent the greater part of his life and then moved to Commiskey where he spent the remainder of his life with his son, John Glosser. His death occurred Jan. 15, 1899. He belonged to the Presbyterian church in Germany and
after removing to this country joined the same church. He was a good member and did all he could for the up-lifting and up-building of the church so long as he was able. All through life he enjoyed good health and never
complained of being sick until the morning of Jan. 15th, when he said he felt sick and they assisted him to his bed. For a few hours he grew worse and at last the death angel made its summons and Grandpa Glosser had gone
to a land of endless Summer when no sorrow comes. Grandpa is resting beneath the shady trees of life free from all trouble. He has fought life's battle well for over eighty-five years and conquered his last enemy, death.
He was the father of five children two have preceded him to the better land. Two of his sons live at Kismondy, Ill., and the other lives at Commiskey. He leaves three sons and a host of friends to
mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Swarthout, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to the Coffee Creek cemetery where he was laid to rest.
April 3, 1873 - Vernon Banner
CLARKSON-About 3 o'clock A. M., on Monday, 28th inst., at the residence of Mr. George Wagner, his son in law. Mr. Lawson Clarkson, aged 57 years.
The deceased was a resident of Campbell township, but having been an invalid for some time, came to Vernon for medical treatment. He leaves an aged widow, a large family of children, and numerous
relatives and friends to mourn his departure. His remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery, on Tuesday, and were escorted to their final resting place by many sympathizers with the bereaved.
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