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
MAY 2, 1918 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER,PG. 8
BOSWELL-George Boswell, aged 20, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Little, on Washington Street, Saturday, April 27th. Funeral services
were held at the house, Sunday, by Rev. Gibbs, of the M. E. Church, and the burial took place in the City Cenetery, Findagrave Link
SHEPHERD-Claude Shepherd, aged 21, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Shepherd, Monday April 30th. Funeral services were conducted
at the Methodist Church, at ten o'clock Thursday morning, by Rev. Gibbs. His parents survive. The burial will take place at Dupont. Findagrave Link
GIBBS-Roland Gibbs, the one day old son of Rev. and Mrs. C. P. Gibbs, died Friday, April 26th. A short funeral service was held at the parsonage, and
the body was taken to Vallonia for burial. Findagrave Link
WHITEHEAD-Charles, the seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Corbit Whitehead, died suddenly Sunday, April 28th.. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gibbs, at the residence
and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. Findagrave Link
JANUARY 20, 1881 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER,PG. 3
KING-At his residence east of town, on Tuesday morning, January 18th, 1881, after an illness of only two weeks, Mr. John King, aged 73 years.
Mr. King was a pioneer of this county, having lived here since he was a small boy, when the country about us was all a wilderness. For years he was county
surveyor. He was well and favorably known by all the older citizens.
WILCOX-At his residence three miles northeast of town, on Tuesday, January 18, 1881, of pneumonia, Mr. Alonzo Wilcox, aged about 65 years. Findagrave Link
BAUGHN-At the residence of Mr. P. D. Baughn, in Vernon, on Tuesday Jan. 18th, 1881, at 6 o'clock P.M., Miss Lydia F. Baughn, of consumption. Findagrave Link
DECEMBER 24, 1909 - NORTH VERNON SUN
PIETZUZH-Mrs. Anna Pietzuzh, aged 54 years, died at the home of her brother at Ellesville, Ind., Wednesday, Dec. 15. The cause of her death was paralysis, of which she was a sufferer
for several months. The remains were taken to Indianapolis, Thursday to be cremated. Mrs. Pietzuzh was formerly of this city and was a frequent visitor here, having many friends who will
regret to hear of her death. She was a cousin of Mrs. Wm. Phillips, Fred, Charles, and Len Verbarg of this city. This obit has issues - Anna Pietzuch was not a Mrs. she
never married and her surname was spelled Pitzhuch rather than Pitzuzh, she also died in Ellettsville, Monroe County not Ellesville.)
PFAFFENBERGER-Miss Elizabeth Pfaffenberger was born in Germany, May 11, 1824, and died at her home near Lovett, Dec. 17, 1909.
She with her parents came to America when she was about thirteen years of age and settled in Indiana, where she spent the remaining part of her life.
She was united in marriage with John Deal about the year of 1850. Seven children were born to this union, five sons and two daughters. The five sons have proceeded her
to their reward while the two daughters remain to mourn their loss. She has an aged brother, two daughters and six grand children still living.
She in early life united with the M. E. church. Findagrave Link
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ANOTHER RESIDENT DEAD
Last Saturday morning Mrs. Frederick W. Verbarg, sr., who had been in failing health for a long time, died at her home on North Fourth street.
She was born Eva Marie Zimmer, on November 8, 1843, in Germany, and came to this country with her parents in 1849; was married to Frederick W. Verbarg, sr., May 9, 1866. To this
union were born sic children, George, Charles, Leonard, Frederick, jr., Joseph and Ida, the latter now, Mrs W. E. Phillips. All of these together with the husband, are left
to mourn her death. Funeral services Monday afternoon were conducted at the home of Rev. Yount, and at the grave in CIty Cemetery by the Daughters of Rebekah, of which order
Mrs. Verbarg was an old and esteemed member. The attendance at both services was very large.
Besides the sons who reside in Indianapolis those from a distance who attended the funeral were Casper Zimmer, her brother,of Jeffersonville; Mrs. Josephine
Pietzuch, her sister, of Clear Creek, Ind.; Miss Anna Pietzuch, Joseph Pietzuch, Mrs. Sophia Werneke, Mr. and Mrs. John Stout, Mrs. Maggie Matt and daughter, Erma, Mrs. Joseph
Phillips. Findagrave Link
APRIL 30, 1890 - VERNON BANNER
HOLE-At the residence of her son, J. H. Hole, at Grayford, Ind., on Sunday morning, April 27th, Mrs. Anne Hole, of pneumonia, aged 83 years.
The deceased was better known as Grand-mother Hole and will be sadly missed in almost every neighborhood in the county. Her remains were laid to rest in Friends'
cemetery at Hopewell church, near Butlerville, Tuesday, April 29th. Findagrave Link
NOVEMBER 22, 1893 - VERNON JOURNAL
The wife of Mr. John Sullivan died at her home in Hayden, on Sunday morning, Nov. 19th, after an illness of many months duration. Her remains were interred
in the Zion burying ground on Monday afternoon. Findagrave Link Mrs. Elizabeth Stott, mother of President Stott, of Franklin College, died at her home in Franklin, Ind., on last Thursday night from the effects of a fall
fall received some weeks ago. Mrs. Stott was well and favorable known by many of our citizens, having made this county her home the greater part of her life. Findagrave Link
NOVEMBER 15, 1899 - VERNON JOURNAL John Schierling Sr., an old citizen of North Vernon, died at his home there last Thursday evening, of pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks. He was
sixty-seven years old. He came to North Vernon in 1865 and has been in business there ever since. Mr. Schierling lost his right hand a few years ago from the bite of an insect
and blood poisoning.
DIED-Dr, Nehemiah Richardson, the oldest practicing physician of the county died at his home here. Monday at 5:30 a.m. The Dr. was 75 yrs. 7 mo. 19 days of age. He
had practiced in this county and vicinity for over 15 years. The remains were taken Tuesday afternoon to East Carmel, Ohio, for interment. Revs. Gilchrist and Troyer conducted short services
at the residence at 1:00 o'clock, before departure. Findagrave Link
JUNE 7, 1899 - VERNON JOURNAL Cecil Swarthout, operator for the B. & O. S.W. Railway, at East Lawrenceburg was drowned in the Ohio river at that place while bathing on last Sunday evening. Mr.
Swarthout was born and raised at Hayden and his many friends in this county will be pained to hear of his sad death. Findagrave Link
Mrs. Lydia McGannon, an old resident of North Vernon and Jennings County, died at her home in North Vernon, last Sunday, of a complication of diseases, aged about 60
years. Burial was at the city cemetery yesterday afternoon.
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FORMER RESIDENT KILLED IN CROSSING ACCIDENT Mrs. Cora Poole wife of the Rev. W. E. Poole, was instantly killed, Wednesday, September 6th, when the automobile which she was driving was struck by a train, at Madison, Ill.,
where the family resides.
Mrs. Poole was formerly Miss Cora May Blasdel, of Paris Crossing, and has many friends and relatives in this county. She was prominent in affairs of the Baptist Church in the
state of Illinois being a co-worker with her husband and she was frequently among the speakers at conferences and conventions.
She was thirty-seven years of age and is survived by her husband and two children, William T. age twelve, and Kester Cloud, age three; also by her mother, Mrs. Ella M. Blasdel,
of Paris Crossing; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Hargesheimer, of Vernon, Mrs. Ira Wells and Mrs. Claude Layman, of Commiskey; and three brothers: William T. Blasdel of Deputy and Harmon Cloud and William Blasdel,
of Hollandale, Wisconsin.
The body was brought to Shelbyville and funeral service was held there Friday afternoon.
CLINT DAY DIES AT COLUMBUS Clinton B. Day, a resident of this city, died in the Bartholomew County Hospital, at Columbus, Saturday, September 9th. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Willis
McClintic, of Taylorsville, and three sons, Lam Day and Roy Day of Columbus, and Bruce Day, of North Vernon. The burial took place at Reddington. Findagrave Link
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KLINE-Mrs. Wm. Kline, of this city, who had been visiting her parents at Evansville for several weeks past died at that place, Saturday. She is survived by her husband, who is employed
at the glass Factory, in this city, and one little son. Burial took place at Evansville.
KRACKENBERGER-Mrs. Mary Krackenberger, aged eight-two years, died at her home at Four Corners, September 3rd. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Schueth, at St. Joseph's
Church, Four Corners, last Thursday morning. Burial took place in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Findagrave Link
BAY-Walter Bay aged forty-nine years, died at his home at Indianapolis, Monday, and the remains were brought to this city for burial Wednesday morning. He is survived by
his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Harrington. The deceased was a resident of this city until about two years ago. when he moved his family to Indianapolis. Findagave Link STEARNS-Grace, the little 1 months ((error 1 year) old daughter of David Stearns and wife, died Sunday morning at their home about one
mile north of this city. Funeral services were held at the Mission church, at ten o'clock Tuesday morning. The remains were interred in the Fish Creek Cemetery. Findagrave Link
NEWKIRK-Margaret Louise Newkirk, aged forty years, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Perry Newkirk, on State Street, at about 4:30 o'clock, Monday evening, September 9th, after a
lingering illness. A short funeral service was held at the residence, Wednesday morning, after which the remains were taken to Dupont, where funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, conducted by
Rev. A. L. Williams, of Westport. The deceased is survived by her mother, three brothers, Frank and George, of this city and Lon, of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Nichols, of Dupont. Findagrave link
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Our entire community is saddened by the death of our dear friend and neighbor Ernest F. Pool, who died at his home here March 8th, age 28 years. Funeral services at the C. U. Church,
conducted by the Rev. Moore and Rev. McKane. Burial in the Westport Cemetery. The modern Woodmen, of Sardinia had charge at the Cemetery. The Modern Woodmen, of Sardinia had charge at the Cemetery. He
was taken sick on Tuesday, February 25th, with influenza which developed into pneumonia. Ernest was well known in Jennings County, where he was a successful teacher in the common school for five years. In
the year of 1916 he was married to Miss Mary Harmon, of Alert and for the past three years he has been one of the most successful teachers of Jackson Township. At the time of his death he was principle of the
Waynesburg school, where he had met with unusual success and was much loved by his pupils. His splendid disposition, with a smile and kind word for had made him many friends. From his first visits to our
little village, he was taken into the circle of our very best young people whose ties were made strong during his short stay with us. He had put forth every effort and made every sacrafice to reach the highest
ideals in life, neither had he neglected to build a clean character, and pure heart for the life beyond. It seemed he had crossed the roughest places in his educational career, and with the help of an economical
self-sacrificing companion whose very life was centered on doing everything to encourage and help him,-he could see in the very near future a year in school, which meant so much to him. We know of no one who had
greater determination for a useful life and finished education. We can't understand why one so useful and needed should be taken. Yet how much deeper would be our grief had he neglected his soul salvation. In
Alert is a pretty little home where peace and love reigned supreme, with loving wife and darling baby boy of two years left without the one they loved and needed so much. At Waynesburg a school-room of children
who go back with sad faces to meet a strange teacher. The Alert Christian Endeaver without a President. His parents, aged grandmother, brothers and sisters and many, many friends with aching hearts. May this
beautiful life so well spent be a light to all his pupils everywhere and all who knew him and never neglect the example he so plainly left us. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Findagrave Link
NOVEMBER 6, 1889 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Died, on the 1st of November, 1889, of paralysis, while on a visit to her brother, Boyd H. Shepherd, near Lebanon, Mrs. Emily K. Claypole, daughter of Joshua and Mary Shepherd, old settlers
of Jennings county, where the deceased was born on the 19th of January, 1846, and married to Wm. Claypole the 14th of Dec., 1872. She leaves a husband and two children, aged respectfully 14 and 15. She united with
the Methodist church in her girlhood and was a consistent member of the same until two years ago when for convenience she joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was also a strict advocate of temperance,
being a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Rev. W. P. McKinsey, of the Lebanon M. E. church, conducted the burial services with interment at Center Baptist Cemetery, on Sunday, November 3d, 1889.
Living in the hope of a glorious immortality, for "we are such stuff as dreams are made of and our lives are ended with a sleep," the subject of this sketch like a vexed bark tossed on the waves of pain and pleasure,
has crossed the gulf of troubled waters and found perhaps that "Death is but the crown of Life." Findagrave Link
AUGUST 17, 1916 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
OBITUARY Samantha Rowland was born February 13th, 1835, at Paris, Indiana, died July 30th, 1916. Age 81 years 5 months and 17 days. She was married to Lewis Blake July 19th, 1853. To this union was born
six children. Five sons and one daughter. The daughter being so situated that she has for years bestowed every attention that human hands could offer upon her loved ones about her. She also has one devoted stepdaughter
Mrs. Cooper, of Oklahoma. The deceased was a kind loving mother, ever mindful for the welfare of her loved ones. For the past six months her sufferings at times have been intense, but through the dark clouds of anguish,
there was an abiding faith in the God that she constantly trusted. For a month she has almost unceasingly talked and sung his praises, and of the happy meeting and greetings, when she reached the other shore. Her greatest
desire was that all her children, and friends that had been so kind to her, might live so, that they too, would join her in the after world. She joined the M. E. Church when she was thirteen years old, and was a faithful
member of Pisgah church until death. Her life work is over and we feel that she has gained the eternal peace and rest that she so greatly yearned. Findagrave Link
FEBRUARY 4, 1904 - VERNON JOURNAL
Death of Lewis Wagner
On last Friday evening Vernon suffered another loss in the death of Lewis Wagner, adding another to the long list of deaths of his representative citizens.
Mr. Wagner was aged 72 years and was born in this country. He married Miss Amanda Jones January 1, 1856 and to them were born four children: Annie B. Vanwye, Orlando Wagner, an infant son of
Ida V. Wagner.
He was married to Maggie Vawter, August 16, 1866. To them were born Jesse R. who died in childhood and Ethel L. Shepherd. Three daughters and one son are still living.
Mr. Wagner for many years was connected with the Wagner Plow Company of this city, but in more recent years his attention was turned toward agricultural pursuits. He was a member of the Baptist church,
having united with this denomination in 1870 and lived a good Christian life.
The remains were laid to rest in the Vernon cemetery on Sunday afternoon under the auspices of Mt. Ida lodge, I.O.O.F to which order he belonged. The funeral was preached at the Baptist church by Rev. Holmes.
The following resolutions of respect have been adopted by the I.O.O.F. lodge.
Whereas, the merciful and beneficient Ruler and Father of all has called our worthy brother, Lewis Wagner, from the scenes and activities of this life into the eternal world
Whereas, he in his boundless mercy doth all things well, though oftentimes His dispensations be shrouded in mystery to us and leads us into deep mourning because our finite minds are unable to fathom them.
Therefore be it Resolved: That we, as members of Mt. Ida Lodge No. 73 I.O.O.F. bow in humble submission to His will and while we so deeply mourn our loss we most sincerely join in extending our sympathy to the grief stricken family
and pray that the Holy One may administer to them the Oil of Joy for mourning and Beauty for Ashes.
Resolved: That we cherish and emulate the noble traits that characterized the life of our departed brother in living among us not for self only, but in the exemplification of the sublime teachings of our
order in that of bettering all by kindness and good deeds with whom he associated and came in contact.
W. H. Richardson
The following from a distance attended the funeral: Everett Wagner and family, Abram Wagner and wife, Frank Wagner and sister, Miss Lyde: Elsie Wagner, Chapin Wagner and wife, Martin Shepherd, wife and
son and Harry VanWye of Elizabethtown; Mrs. John Morris of Westport; Orlando Wagner, wife and family, Hagerman Wagner and Mrs. Mattie Held all of Franklin; Wilbert and Mrs. Mary Wagner of Butlerville; Mrs. Hannah Osborn, Belle Weaver
and daughter Pearl and J. E. Wagner and wife all of North Vernon. Findagrave Link
MARCH 20, 1914 - NORTH VERNON REPUBLICAN
OBITUARY Wayland B. Hill, son of James W. and Sarah deceased, was born near Paris, Ind., November 23rd, 1847. When a young man he moved to Vernon, with his parents, which place he called his home, until the time of
his death, March 15, 1913. During the active period of his life, he engaged in the merchantile business and he engaged the distinction of being strictly upright and honest, in all his dealings. His word was good. He was engaged in
business at various other places for short periods, but never became weaned from the town of his youth and when he became disabled as the result of a stroke of paralysis, he returned to the old home to spend his remaining days. He
was broad-minded, companable and warm-hearted, his friends being only limited, only by the range of his acquaintance.
January 23rd 1873, he was married to Miss Jennie Perry, of Vernon, and to this union were born one son, Ralph Hill, and two daughters, Mrs. Fred Fetter and Mrs. Beryl Hughes (deceased.) Besides the two living
children, he isalso survived by one brother, U. B. Hill of Indianapolis, and one half brother, James Hill of North Vernon.
His long and painful affliction was borne with the fortitude characteristic of the man, and he met death with perfect reconciliation, often expressing a desire to go. Funeral services were held at the home of
his daughter Mrs. Fetter, at 2:00 p.m. Monday conducted by Rev. E. G. Jahn, of the M. E. Church and burial in Vernon Cemetery.
Those here from a distance to attend the funeral were: Howard Smith of Morgantown, Clarence Doll, U. B. Hill and Frank Hill of Indianapolis. Findagrave Link
MAY 27, 1904 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER Mrs. Flora Kinney Grinstead left her earthly home on Friday, May 20, 1904, for a home in one of the many mansions above. Hers was a life full of self sacrifice and devotion, spent in loving service for others.
In early girlhood Flora took the place of the mother to the motherless brothers and sisters and all the loving care and willing service it were possible to bestow she gave to them until they were grown. A few brief months since, when no
longer needed at home, she became the wife of Mr. Joseph Grinstead. Her friends hoped that many happy years were in store for her for they felt that if anyone should be happy, she should. Such beautiful lives cannot be spared. Duty was
her watchword and nobly and patiently was her life work done. Now she wears the victor's crown. ONE WHO LOVED HER. Findagrave Link Fred Feagler
Fred Feagler died at his home in Indianapolis Sunday, after a long, tedious illness of consumption. He was well known here having been employed at the B. & O. S. W. station in this city for a long time. The last
few months were spent in Indianapolis. The remains were brought here Tuesday for burial. Services were held in the Baptist church after which the Red. Men took charge of the funeral. Findagrave Link
Died While Visiting Mrs. Lowe, aged eighty-four years, who made her home with her son Joel Lowe, who lives near Butlerville, went to Indianapolis last Thursday to visit, and died Monday morning. Mr. Lowe received a telegram Monday
containing news of her death and he took the train from here to Indianapolis that afternoon. She was in her usual health when she left home and the news of her death was a great surprise.
MARCH 23, 1911 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, PAGE 4
GRINSTEAD-Mrs. Minnie Grinstead, aged 30, wife of Joseph Grinstead, died at their home on Walnut St. early Wednesday morning. The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock and will be conducted by Pastor Cabell W. Chadwick. Findagrave Link
CONNER-Mrs. Louisa B. Conner, aged 61 years, died Wednesday at 12 p'clock at the home of her sister-inlaw, Mrs. J. Burdge, of pneumonia. The funeral services will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 p'clock at the
residence and the remains will be interred in the City Cemetery. Findagrave Link
LAURIE-Mrs. Laurie, aged 69 years, died at her home in Nashville, Brown County, Ind. March 14th of paralysis. Mrs. Laurie was formerly a resident of this city, being the oldest daughter of Francis Little,
one of the early citizens of North Vernon, and a sister of Attorney F. E. Little of this city. Findagrave Link
KUCHER-William Kucher, three years old, son of Jacob Kucher and wife, died at the home of his parents Monday morning pneumonia after an illness of only two days. Burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery Wednesday. Findagrave Link
JULY 9, 1914 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, PAGE 4
OBITUARY Emma J. White, daughter of Wallace and Mary White was born September 29, 1844, near Macedonia, Summit County, Ohio. She came to Indiana in about 1864 or 65. She and William Henry Harrison Runyan were united
in marriage in 1866. To this union were born two daughters, Rilla, who resides in Missouri, and Nettie, who with the mother has maintained the home since the death of the husband and father in 1909. She united with the Methodist church at Ebenezer,
near Vernon about thirty-five years ago. Since coming to North Vernon she has held her membership here. Because of poor health and advanced years, she had not been able to attend public worship recently, but she had an abiding faith in Christ and
died in the hope of a blessed immortality in the land of Eternal Life. She is survived by her two daughters, one brother, John J. White, of Flat Rock, Ind., and one aunt, Elizabeth Silver, also many other more distant relatives. She quietly fell
asleep in Jesus on last Wednesday evening, July 1st. Findagrave Link
HOPKINS-Philander Hopkins, a former resident of Vernon, died at his home at Goodland, Ind., Tuesday, June 30th, after an illness of chronic bronchitis. The deceased was 74 years of age, was a member of the G.A.R. and also
a prominent Mason. He is survived by his wife, three children, ten grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Findagrave Link
BEESLEY-Ethel Beesley, aged 9 years, 10 months and 17 days second daughter of H. C. Beesley and wife, died at her home this county, July 3, 1914. Her last illness was very short, lasting but two days. Everything that loving
hands or skilled physicians could do was done to no avail. Her mission in life was fulfilled and we submit and say, Thy will be done. Findagrave Link
KREIN-Mrs. Anna Barbara Krein, died at her home just west of the city limits, at abouot three o'clock, Wednesday morning, July 8th, after a short illness. The deceased came to this city with her husband and family about nine years
ago and during her residence here has gained a host of friends, who held her in high esteem and who are grieved at her death. She wasa a member of the Needle and Thread Club of that church and was always among those who were ready to work for any affair
for the benefit of the church. She is survived by her husband and three sons, Harry, Carl and Walter, all of whom reside at home. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Church, at 8:30 o'clock, Saturday morning, and will be conducted by the pastor
Rev. G. L. Widerin. The remains will be interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. Findagrave Link
DOWD-Mrs. Jennie A. Dowd, aged 46 years, wife of Harry H. Dowd, died at her home on Gum Street, this city, about eight o'clock Monday morning, July 6th. The deceased who was formerly Miss Jennie Campbell, was born near Hayden,
Ind., and spent her entire life in this county. She was a woman of high standing in the community, though she figured little in public life, being a woman who gave herself up to the duties of her home and ministering to the comforts of her husband and two
sons, Fletcher and Kenneth, who survive her, and to whom the sympathy of the community is extended in their bereavement. One brother W. S. Campbell, of this city also survives. The funeral services were held at the residence, Tuesday afternoon, conducted
by Rev. H. H. Sheldon, pastor of the M. E. Church, of this city. The remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery. Findagrave Link
JULY 12, 1915 - CHARLESTON CITIZEN RECORD, PAGE 4
DEATH OF JAMES S. DIXON
James S. Dixon was born in Paris, Jennings county, Indiana, November 9, 1838 and died Sunday, July 25, 195, about three o'clock in the morning, aged 76 years, 8 months and 16 days.
He was married to Eliza L. Hand, September 24, 1868. To this union were born two children, Elizabeth, wife of W. J. Carr, and Thomas, who still survive him. His wife the mother of these children, died in Charlestown, Ind.,
February 22, 1903, since then he had lived with his daughter in the home in which he died.
At one period Mr. Dixon was engaged in the grocery business in Charlestown and his store enjoyed a large trade.
He was a man of high moral character, and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He was sick for only about a week, and many who had not learned of his illness, were shocked to hear of his death.
He had six brothers and two sisters all of whom have passed away but W. M. Dixon, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., the oldest of the family, and Thaddeus S. Dixon, of North Vernon, Ind., the youngest.
Sunset and the evening start, and one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep, too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark.
And there may be no sadness of farewell, when I embark:
For tho from out the bourn 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. Findagrave Link
AUGUST 28, 1879 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, PAGE 3
DEVORE-At her residence in this city, on Saturday, Aug. 23d, 1879, Mrs. N. A. Devore.
SMITH-On Friday, August 22d, 1879, at the Pabody residence in Vernon, Mrs. Amelia P.[Paybody] Smith, wife of Jos. B. Smith, of Queensville. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Brazelton and McKeehan, and
the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery on Monday.
Her life was meekness,
And her gentle face
The same sweet grace;
And fruits of kindness
Fell from her hands
Free as God's bounty
In sunny lands
And through deep shadows
She counted the years
Then, worn and weary
She sank at last
In the dreamless slumber
Of perfect rest.
Sleep on in that peace,-
May thy waking be
With the full chorus
Of Heaven's harmony. Find a Grave Link
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Died, Aug. 22d, 1879, at the residence of Mr. Luther Davis, Mrs. Isabella Brougher,
aged 75 years and 5 months.
Mrs. Brougher was an old citizen of the township and was highly respected for her christian
life and exemplary character. She has suffered for a long time with paralysis and the general infirmities of old age.
Long will her memory be treasured by all who knew her. Find a Grave Link
PARIS CROSSING NOTES Mrs. William Shepherd died last Sunday and was buried in the Bearcreek grave yard.
FEBRUARY 1, 1951 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, PAGE 1
W. F. CLARKSON ANSWERS SUMMONS William Francis Clarkson eighty one years old, died Saturday, January 27th, at his home on Route 4,
North Vernon, after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Dickhoff & Vance funeral home.
Burial took place in Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Clarkson was born November 5, 1869, the son of the late Thomas P. and Charolotte Clarkson. He
was married April 29, 1895 to Ida May Davis, who survives. He also is survived by their four children: William and Ira
Clarkson, of North Vernon; Carrie Lottie and Marie Elizabeth, both residing on Route 4, North Vernon; and Kenneth Ray
Clarkson, of Indianapolis.
He was a member of the Vernon Baptist Church, the Improved Order of Red Men, Pocahontas and Haymakers
Lodges. Besides the widow and four children, he is survived by three sisters: Mrs. Mattie Meek, Mrs. Mary Baker and Mrs. Bessie
Brenton, all residing on Route 4, North Vernon. Fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Find a Grave Link
FORMER RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Clara May Wilkerson seventy-three years old, died Saturday, January 27th, at the home of her
grand daughter Mrs. Marie Osborn, at Akron, Indiana. The body was brought to Dodd Funeral Home at Paris Crossing and funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon, at Mt. Zion Church in Marion Township, conducted by the Rev. Haslup. Burial took place in
Mt. Zion Cemetery.
She was a resident of the Mt. Zion Neighborhood for a number of years. Her husband Sherman Wilkerson
died in 1948. She is survived by one brother, Ed. Jordan, of North Vernon; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Bohen of Hot Springs, Arkansas;
her grand daughter, Mrs. Osborn and a number of nieces and nephews and a foster daughter, Mrs. Ennis Kain, of Commiskey. Find a Grave Link
SERVICES SATURDAY FOR ROBERT FRY Robert Scott Fry, formerly of North Vernon, passed away Saturday, January 27th, at the General Hospital
in Los Angeles, California, after an illness of ten months. Funeral services were held at the William A. Brown Mortuary in Los
Angeles, Monday at 8:00 P. M. and the body was shipped to Vernon where funeral services will be held at the Jordan funeral home
He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Anna Fry, of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Donna Losenz, of Los Angeles;
and Mrs. Walter Oleski, of Monterey Park, California; and five sons, Franklin Fry of Lexington, Ky., Edward Fry of Frankfort, Ky.,
Paul Fry, of Newport, Ky.; and Herbert Fry of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by his mother Mrs. Etta Fry of Vernon; two sisters
Mrs. Georgia Downs and Mrs. Albert Cardinal and one brother, James Fry all of Vernon. Find a Grave Link
OSCAR E. BEEMAN CALLED BY DEATH Oscar E. Beeman, eighty-one years old, died at three o'clock Sunday morning, January 28th, at his home on Norris
Avenue. He had been in ill health for several years and had been bedfast for two months. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist
Church Tuesday afternoon, with the Rev. W. H. Dillard, pastor of the church, in charge, assisted by Donald Newlan pastor of the First
Christian Church. Burial took place in Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Beeman was born March 17, 1869, in Jennings County, the son of George S. and Mary Umensetter Beeman. He
married on December 20, 1889 to Grace Holsclaw. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary a year ago. He lived with his
family on a farm north of North Vernon until eight years ago when their home site became part of the St. Anne Airport and they moved to
He was a man interested in the better things of life, devoted to his family and interested in the welfare of the
community. He is survived by the widow, three sons and two daughters: Wilbur Beeman, Clyde Beeman, Miss Florence Beeman and Mrs. Ernest
Jones, of North Vernon and Homer Beeman, of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren. He also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kern, of
Oolitic, nieces and nephews, and a cousin, Miss Clara Umensetter, of North Vernon. Two daughters, Mary Effie and Alice Josephine, four
sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Find a Grave Link
JULY 8, 1926 - JENNINGS COUNTY NEWS
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. HUGH MARSH TUESDAY
Funeral from Baptist Church Thursday Morning
Following an illness of several months duration, caused from a malignant growth on her arm, Mrs. Daisy Huntington Marsh,
died at the home of her parents, James Huntington and wife, Tuesday at 1:30.
Deceased was born near Brewersville and for several years had been a trained nurse.
On May 1, 1925, she was married to Hugh Marsh and shortly afterward, they went to Clearwater, Fla. A three months
stay in the south failed to benefit her health and upon her return to this city an operation was advised which failed to restore her to health.
Surviving are the husband, her parents, two sisters, Misses Mabel and Faye Huntington; one brother Edward. Formal
services were held from the First Baptist church Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. C. A. Wade. Burial in city cemetery. Find a Grave Link
FALLS DEAD AS HE SERVES SODA John W. Boner, Druggist, Former E-town Postmaster Dead
John W. Boner, 69 years old, druggist and former postmaster at Elizabethtown, dropped dead in his store at that
place yesterday morning at about 9 o'clock, his death being due, it is understood, to a blood clot on his brain. Mr. Boner had been feeling
ill all day Sunday and complained much Sunday night. Yesterday morning he was somewhat better, but his condition was such that his wife
insisted that he remain in bed and she went to the store and opened the place. About 8:30 o'clock Mr. Boner went to the store and was
waiting on a customer at the soda fountain when he suddenly put his hands to his head and remarked that he suffered such a pain. As he
turned back to the counter he slumped forward and fell to the floor dead. Many persons were not aware of Mr. Boner's illness, and his death
came as a profound shock.
Mr. Bonner was born at Hayden, Ind. and lived there during his boyhood days. When quite young he worked in a
store at Elizabethtown, owned by the late Peter J. Wills, and 30 years ago Mr. Boner started in business for himself. He had operated his
drug store constantly since that time and for 17 years acted as postmaster of the Elizabethtown office. In these capacities he became
prominently known and by all he was most highly esteemed. He was regarded as a most excellent business man, honest and upright in all his
business dealings. He was a greatly devoted husband and father and was courteous and kind to all persons. He was an active member of the
Elizabethtown Christian church and of the Masonic and K. of P. lodges.
Mr. Boner is survived by his wife, and one daughter Mrs. Mabel Hougland of Scottsburg.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Elizabethtown Christian church, conducted by the
Rev. George Clark. Burial in the Springer cemetery-Columbus Republican. Find a Grave Link
FEBRUARY 23, 1912 - NORTH VERNON SUN
DAY William Day, age 73, died at his home at Scipio, Wednesday night of heart trouble. The funeral will be held at 10
o'clock Friday morning from the Presbyterian church at Scipio, the services being conducted by Rev. Essick of this city. The deceased was an
honored soldier in the civil war. Find a Grave Link
DEPUTY Mrs. Sarah Deputy, died at the home of her son Doctor Deputy [Dr. Ernest M. Deputy]of Dugger, Ind., last Friday night and the remains were
brought to the old home at Paris Crossing for interment. The funeral was held from the Coffee Creek church Sunday afternoon and was attended by
a large number of old friends. She leaves two sons, one of whom she had been spending the winter with at Dugger. The other is E. J. Deputy [Emerson J. Deputy] of
this city. The old lady was the widow of Sylvester Deputy who died about 15 years
ago. She was 73 years of age. Find a Grave Link
WRAPE John Wrape died at his home three miles west of the city last Thursday afternoon of cancer of the stomach after an illness
lasting several months. He was 84 years of age and leaves a wife and six sons and three daughters. The funeral was held Saturday morning from
St. Mary's church in this city.
John Wrape was one of the best known farmers in this county. He came to this county with his parents from New York city
and after a short residence in North Vernon they located on Indian Creek. His parents died while he was quite young and the boy plunged into
making a record for himself, and by the time he was in middle life he was one of the most extensive farmers in the county. His farm now consists
of 717 acres acres of good land.
On December 7, 1910 the deceased and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniveersary in the presence of their nine
children and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral Saturday was well attended by friends from all over the county and was one of the largest ever held from St.
Mary's church. Find a Grave Link
September 29, 1921 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
JENNINGS COUNTY MAN DIES IN INDIANAPOLIS
George B. Russel, passed away September 22nd in Indianapolis. He was born November 13th 1863 near Crothersville, in Jackson
County. He spent his childhood days on a four hundred acre farm owned by his father. He lived with his parents until his marriage to Miss Cora Burge in
1884. To this union were born six children, two boys dying in infancy. The family lived near Crothersville until they moved to Seynour in 1902. In 1910
Mr. Russell purchased a farm near Vernon, Indiana. This has been their home until the present time.
Mr. Russell was member of the Methodist church in Seymour and belonged to the Mondern Woodman of America in North Vernon. He
had been in very poor health for several years being in the casre of physicians for the last year. He went to Indianapolis five weeks ago. Three weeks
ago he was taken to the Methodist hospital of that city for operation. He was not able to undergo an operation so was removed to the home of a daughter
Mrs. Cinthia Spaulding where he died.
Besides the widow three daughters Mrs. M. R. Harden of Hollywood, Cal., Mrs. James H. Nowe, and Mrs. Leslie W. Spaulding, all of
Indianapolis, six grandchildren and four brothers survive. The remains were laid to rest in Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis. Find a Grave Link
September 22, 1900 - NORTH VERNON SUN
At his home at Scipio, Ind., on August 10, 1900, George Hall departed this earthly life. He was born November 27,1880, and when
he died was 19 years, 8 months and 11 days of age. Having endured a period of sickness for about five years, the first fifteen years of his youthful life
was full of vigor, healthful and robust, but very suddenly while in the company of some of his playmates the disease which wasted away his life came upon
him and he never saw a well day since. Among his many associates he had six favorites, Messrs. Claude Clapp, Charles T. Butler and Everett Wilkerson, Everett
Hulse and Tell Waltermire, but at no time was he ever known to slight any other of his associates when his favorite ones were present, so thoughtful was he of
their comfort; From the time he was old enough he became a pupil of Scipio=Bethel Sunday school and every Sunday he was in faithful attendance until he was
not able to attend any longer, when his presence in the Sunday school was missed.
During his five years of illness he was ever patient, even entertaining the hope that some day he might become strong again; never
looking on the dark side of things, but always on the bright side. Through all his sickness a murmur never escaped his lips, but was perfectly resigned to
his condition from affliction. He never gave his father or mother or sister any trouble, but was always satisfied with whatever they did for him. Every
evening he made dilligent enquires of his father as to how the affairs of the day had gone with him. Notwithstanding all the hope he had cherished in his
life of again becoming strong and well, his time of trials, pain and suffering had come to a close, and he surrendered his life to the God who gave it willingly
and obeyed the summons of the heavenly father to come up higher.
He was respected and loved by all who knew him. His place in the family circle is vacant, never to be filled again on earth. He
has gone on ahead to beckon father, mother and sister to meet him there. Besides father, mother and sister he leaves many warm friends to mourn his death. Find A Grave Link
December 12, 1918 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER-REPUBLICAN, This paper is from the time of the Spanish Flu Epidemic & WWI lots of deaths during that time
ARCHIBALD STEWART KILLED AT HAMMOND
The body of Archie D. Stewart, who was killed at Hammond, Ind., was brought to this city, Tuesday, and the funeral service was held at
the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lora Hole, on South State Street, Tuesday afternood, conducted by Rev. G. H. Pinnick, of the first M. E. Church. The burial
took place in the Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart's death is shrouded in mystery, he having been found lying in a pool of blood in front of his home at 114 Conkey Avenue, Hammond,
Ind., shortly after eight o'clock on Saturday evening December 7th. The unfortunate man was discovered by a neighbor and although he regained consciousness after
being carried into his home, he was never able to tell anything about the accident and he died three hours after he had walked, supported by two policemen, into the
house, and his only words were, "I am done."
At first it was believed that he had been the victim of a speeding automobile but this theory was abandoned as there were no marks on his body
or clothing to indicate that he had been hit by an automobile and hurled across the sidewalk to the lawn. The character of his wounds indicate that he was the victim
of a murderer and that his assailant hit him over the back of the head with a club or lead pipe. As he was a man of excellent character who had no enemies, it is
believed the the murder was a case of mistaken identity and that he was taken for someone else whose enemies were pursuing him. This belief is shared by neighbors
and friends of the family. A. E. Wilcox, superintendent of the Conkey Publishing Company, where Mr. Stewart had been employed for twenty years, said "I cannot that Mr.
Stewart had an enemy on earth. His disposition was such that he did not make enemies. He must have been mistaken for someone else."
Mr. Stewart had resigned his position with the Conkey Company and had planned to go to Florida for the winter, in hope or regaining his health.
He had drawn a large amount of money from the bank to defray the expense of the trip, but it is not believed that his assailant meant robbery as his watch and money
were still on his person when found.
Mr. Stewart was a former resident of Vernon and was a graduate of the Vernon High School He was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, who now
makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Graves, at Columbus. His wife was formerly Miss Bertha Hole, of this city, and she with their two sons, Donald, aged 15
years, who resides with his mother, and Paul, aged 22, who is with the American Expeditionary Forces in France are left to mourn the death of their beloved husband and
father. Find A Grave Link
PRISONER DIES IN COUNTY JAIL
Pnumonia and Other Complications Cause Death of Wounded Man Orestas Porter, aged 21 years, who has been held in the county jail since October 22nd, and who had been confined to his bed on account of gun
shot wounds, died at ten o'clock Wednesday morning, December 11th, from pneumonia, which developed several days ago.
Porter received his wound in a gun duel between himself and George Gardner, a Baltimore and Ohio detective, who was attempting to arrest him for
train riding. Gardner also was wounded in the affray but recovered sufficiently in a few weeks to be taken to his mother's home in Seymour, where he is convalescing.
The affray took place at Oakdale, just east of this city, and after shooting Gardner, Porter escaped into the fields, where he was pursued by a
posse of citizens. Later he appeared at a farm house and surrendered and it was discovered that he also had been shot. He was brought to the jail in this city, where
he was given a preliminary hearing and was bound over to the court.
He was too weak and ill to be moved to the county jail at Vernon and he was made comfortable in the city jail and given the services of a physician
and day and night nurse. His condition showed but little improvement at any time and his death came soon after pneumonia developed.
His parents live at Chapel, West Virginia, and when notified of the condition of their son they wired that were unable financially to come to see
him. He has received several letters from them since that time.
The funeral was held Thursday morning and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
LEONARD-Mrs. Josie Leonard, aged 35 years, wife of Nelson Leonard, died at their home on State Street, Friday December 6th. An infant child died
shortly before the mother and funeral services were held for both Sunday afternoon, conducted at the City Cemetery by Rev. Davis. The husband and two children survive. Find A Grave Link
GARRIES-Charles A. Garries aged 29 years, died at his home in the western part of the city, Saturday, December 7th. The funeral was held Sunday
and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. His wife and one child survive. Find A Grave Link
HARTWELL-Freda Hartwell, aged 8 years, daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Hartwell, died at their home on Buckeye Street, Thursday, December 5th.
The burial to place at Vernon, Saturday. Find A Grave Link
DAY-Florence Day, aged 33 years died at her home in the northern part of the city, Friday, December 6th. Funeral services were conducted at the
City Cemetery, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. Don Davis. She is survived by her husband and two children. Find A Grave Link
DRIVER-William Driver, aged 12 years, died at the home of his parents, Sunday, December 8th. Burial took place Monday afternood in the Baldwin Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
DAY-Florence Day, aged 11 years daughter of Sherman Day, died at the Red Cross Hospital Sunday, December 8th, of pneumonia. The burial took place in
the City Cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. The child's death was the third in the Day family, from the epidemic disease, the mother and a younger child having died a few days previous. Find A Grave Link
JUENGST-Henry Juengst, aged 33 years, died at his home east of this city, at four o'clock Monday morning, December 9th, after an illness of influenza
and pneumonia. The burial was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Cole, at the Vernon Cemetery, where the burial took place. He is
survived by his wife and two children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Juengst, two brothers, Carl Juengst, of this county, and Will Juengst, of East St., Sr. Louis, Ill., and by
one sister, Miss Susie Juengst, of this county. Find A Grave Link
FOX-Nicholas Fox, aged 74 years died suddenly from an attack of heart trouble, at his home just west of this city, at noon Sunday, December, 8th. Funeral
services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Thursday morning, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, five sons, Michael J. Fox, of
Seymour; Joseph, Philip and Silas Fox, of this city, and George Fox, of the U. S. Army Aviation, Texas; and two daughters, Mrs. Mary LeGrande and Miss Elizabeth Fox, of this city.
Nine grandchildren also survive. Find A Grave Link
HARTWELL-Jabe Hartwell, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hartwell, died at their home at Vernon, Thursday evening, December 5th, of pneumonia. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Cole, Saturday, and the burial took place in the Vernon cemetery. He is survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters. Find A Grave Link
LEMMER-Charles Lemmer, aged about 35 years, died at his home at Butlerville, Thursday night, December 5th, of pneumonia. Funeral services were held at
two o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. R. W. Parsley, of the Baptist Church, and the burial took place in the Butlerville Cemetery. Funeral was conducted under the auspices of the
Butlerville Lodge F.I.A.M., of which he was a member. Besides his wife and two small children, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lemmer, four sisters and four brothers.
He was employed as section foreman on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Find A Grave Link
CLARKSON-Cecil Clarkson, aged 24 years, died at his home at Indianapolis, Friday December 6th. The body was brought here Saturday and taken to the home of his
parents, Dr. and Mrs. T. O. Clarkson, at Butlerville, where services were held at the Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and one child. Find A Grave Link
McNICHOLS-Sarah McNichols, aged 44 years, died at her home near St. Ann, Tuesday, December 10th. Funeral will be held Friday and the burial will take place at Scipio.
WALT-Alfred Walt, aged 60 years, died at his home at Vernon, Tuesday morning, December 10th, of pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Holmes
Friday afternoon, at the Vernon Cemetery, where the burial will take place. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Hester McCullough and Miss Mary Walt, of Anderson; and Miss Elsie
Walt, of Vernon; and by five sons, Charles Walt, of Indianapolis, Howard Walt, of the U. S. Avation Military Service, and Lester and Homer, of Vernon. Find A Grave Link
WITTENBERG-Mrs. Mae Wittenberg, aged 34 years wife of William Wittenberg, died suddenly from an attack of heart trouble at her home on Gum Street, at eleven o'clock
Wednesday night, December 11th. Funeral arrangement have not yet been announced. Besides heer husband she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Heller, and one sister, Mrs. Willis
Robbins, of Brownstown. Mrs. Wittenberg was a most estimable woman and her friends were legion. She was a member of hte Presbyterian Church and for many years was a teacher in the
Sabbath School. Her suddend and early death has caused grief among her host of friends and sympathy is extended to the bereaved husband. Find A Grave Link
DAY-Lillian Day, the seven months old daughter of Sherman Day, died Saturday, December 7th,of pneumonia. Funeral was held Sunday and the interment took place
in the City Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
MOTE-Mrs. America Mote, aged 73 years, wife of William Mote, died at their home near Hayden, at eleven o'clock Friday night, December 6th. The funeral was
held at the Hayden Methodist Church, Sunday, afternoon and the burial took place in the Hayden Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son, Raymond, at home, and three daughters,
Mrs. Ida Larabee, of Hayden, Mrs. Carl Groves, of Hayden, and Mrs. Cunningham, of Washington. She had resided on the farm near Hayden for more than fifty years. Find A Grave Link
UNDERTAKER DOWD CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE
Undertaker Eldo Dodd, of Paris Crossing, spent last week in this city assisting Funeral Director H. H. Dowd with the care of bodies and the management of funerals
during during the week. Mr. Dowd's calls came from all over the county and also from nearby towns during the week that the deaths from the prevailing epidemic were numerous, and he found
it necessary to call for assistance. Many of the details were in poor families where death and sickness rendered conditions particularly distressing.
OBITUARY Joseph Charles Miller, son of Charles and Mary Miller, was born February the 12th, 1902 and departed this life November 27th, 1918, at the age of 16 years 10 months and 27
days. He united with the First Baptist Church at North Vernon, Ind., December the 22nd, 1915. He had been in poor health for several months, the attact of pnumonia following influenza was more
than he could stand. We shall sadly miss him, but will look forward to that happy meeting. To know him was to love him. Where no pain no sorrow nor death ever comes. He leaves a father and
mother, and two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely loss. The funeral services were conducted from residence Friday afternoon, November the 29th. Rev. Davis of the
First Baptist Church officiating.
CARD OF THANKS
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our neighbors and friends for their kindness and assistance during the sickness and death of our beloved son Joseph Charles Miller.
We especially desire to thank Rev. Davis for his words of sympathy, whe ones who sang, and those who sent floral tributes. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller
Friends of Homer Peters, of Hope Ind., were sorry to hear of his death from influenza-pneumonia last week. His wife was Miss Bertha Wright and both were well known
here as former residents. Mrs. Peters has the sympathy of many friends in her sad loss. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ogden's deaths, only three hours apart on Tuesday night, of last week was a shock to every one in our community. The sympathy of all is bestowed
upon the son and daughter so suddenly bereft of both father and mother. They live at Paris, Ind.
Henry Able and son, Gilbert attended the funeral of Mr. Able's wife and Gilbert's mother, Mrs. Mildred Able, who died at the Hospital for insane in Indianapolis, week
before last. Two of Mr. Able's daughters came from the funeral with them for a visit here.
BUTLERVILLE DEPARTMENT COLUMN - MRS. A. G. KING, REPRESENTATIVE Charles Lemmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lemmer, died of Influenza pneumonia on Thursday night, Dec. 5th, 1918. Funeral services at the home on Saturday afternoon
at 2 o'clock by Rev. R. W. Parsley. The F. & A. M. had charge of the funeral services at the cemetery. Burial at the Butlerville Cemetery. He leaves a wife, two children, father, mother
four sisters, four brothers and many other relatives. Otto Lemmer, of Lawrenceburg and James Shuck, of Indianapolis were here to attend the funeral. Cecil Clarkson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Clarkson, died at Indianapolis on Friday night, Dec. 6th, 1918. The body was brought here Saturday morning. Funeral services
at the home Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock by Rev. R. W. Parsley Burial at the Butlerville Cemetery. The F. & A. M. Lodge had charge of the funeral services at the cemetery. He leaves a wife
and one daughter, father and mother, three brothers and two sisters, and many other relatives. Those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Sarah Miles of North Vernon,
Mr. and Mrs. Brainard Vawter, of Osgood, Mrs. Frank Willey and Miss Macie Vawter of Indianapolis and Jennings Clarkson, of Lovett.
JANUARY 3, 1907 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Death of Man Who Once Saved His Regiment
Columbus, Ind., Dec. 28.- Henry H. Crist, seventy-nine years, who is dead at his home at Hartsville, this county, once saved the Thirty-third Indiana Regiment from great loss of
life. It was during the Atlanta campaign, and was shortly before the battle of Peach Tree creek.
Crist and his comrades were in camp in Georgia, June 24, 1864, and there were no signs of the enemy. The warm June weather had brought out the Georgia blackberries in
profusion and Crist, who was a private, stole away from camp to pick berries. He had gone some distance from camp when he observed a number of confederates approaching. He hid in the tall grass
and waited until the forces grew then realized that the enemy was preparing to take the Thirty-third by surprise.
Risking his life at the hands of the Confederate scouts, he rushed back into camp and reported Col. John Coburn that the Confederates were coming. Col. Coburn hastily issued
orders,and in a very short time men of the Thirty-third were in fighting array. When the rebels did come the Indiana soldiers were ready for them. Colonel Coburn always thought a great deal of
private Crist after that and only a few years ago he wrote him a letter, recalling the incident and complimenting the work he had done in saving the day. Crist was a member of Company I.
Crist was born in Franklin county, Indiana, and settled in this county when young. He was a contractor and builder and in his later life was a real estate and insurance agent-News Find A Grave Link
FEBRUARY 1, 1907 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, PAGE 8
Johnson W. Summerfield, for the past five years Clerk of Jennings County, and previously Deputy Clerk for a number of years, died at his residence, in Vernon, at one o'clock
on last Friday morning, after several days dangerous and painful illness, and many months physical prostration. He was a man of fine social qualities, and by the urbanity of his manners he won for
himself during his life, and in death is regretted by, many warm personal friends. Find A Grave Link
FEBRUARY 12, 1874 - NORTH VERNON SUN, PAGE 3
Vernon Township, Feb. 4, '74
Mr. Editor:-Many of your readers will regret to hear of the death of Mr. William D. McCaslin, who died at his residence near Big Creek, Jefferson County, on the 4th inst., after
a long and painful illness. His disease was consumption. He was one of the substantial men of the county, and during life he was very sanguine in the pursuit of wealth but after he was taken sick he
was brought to see his need of saving grace, and before his death found full peace in believing in the atoning merits of a crucified savior. A large circle of friends and relatives mourn his death, but
are comforted with the assurance that he is at rest in Jesus. H. Find A Grave Link
MARCH 3, 1921 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER and Republican
Butlerville Department - Mrs. A. G. King Mrs. Elizabeth Ann McManaman, died on Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Silas Baker. Funeral on Monday at New Bethel and burial at the Butlerville Cemetery. Find A Grave Link Jacob Woolf, aged 82 years died with pneumonia on Tuesday. Funeral services at the Baptist church on Thursday morning conducted by Rev. Frank Huckleberry of Franklin. Burial at Otter
Creek Cemetery. Among those who were here to attend the funeral were Ezra Chaille, of Boone County, James Neel, of Indianapolis, T. E. Goforth and Mr. and Mrs. John Woolf of Seymour, Everett Bemish of
North Vernon, Jas Toole and wife Donald Orell and wife, Frank Woolf, Jacob Woolf and family, of Nebraska. Find A Grave Link
MRS I. G. WHITCOMB DIES IN CHICAGO Mrs. Clarinda Whitcomb, aged seventy-five years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Hall, at Chicago, at about three o'clock Tuesday morning, March 1st. Her death was
the result of a paralytic stroke, which she suffered a few days before. The body was brought to this city, Wednesday evening, and taken to the late home of the deceased, on Buckeye Street. The funeral
service will be conducted by Rev. P. O. Duncan, of Mentone, Ind., and Rev. W. Hersey Davis, of Louisville, Ky., both former pastors of the First Baptist Church of this city and personal friends of
Mrs. Whitcomb. Rev. J. Allen Price, the present pastor of the church, will also assist at the funeral ceremonies.
Mrs. Whitcomb was the widow of the late Isaac G. Whitcomb and had been a resident of North Vernon practically all her life. About two months ago, she went to her daughter's home
in Chicago, to spend the winter and it was while visiting there that she was stricken. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Warren Huckleberry, of this city, and Mrs. L. L. Hall of Chicago, and by one
son Fred C. Whitcomb, of Oxford Ohio. Two granddaughters also survive: Alice Whitcomb, of Oxford, Ohio, and Hildred Hall, of Chicago. Her death is mourned by a host of friends, who extend sympathy to
the family. Find A Grave Link
BRITTENBACK-Mrs. Olive Anne Brittenback, aged fifty-six years, died at her home at Indianapolis, Thursday, February 24th. Funeral service was held at the residence, at 2:30 o'clock
Saturday afternoon and the burial took place in Memorial Park Cemetery. She is survivied by her husband and four children: Henry, John and Leslie Brittenback and Mrs. Howard Klingner, all of Indianapolis. Find A Grave Link
MARCH 10, 1921 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER and Republican
SAMUEL E. HEDGE PASSED AWAY SUNDAY Samuel Ewan Hedge, aged seventy-four years, died at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. E. Hudson, at nine o'clock Sunday evening, March 6th. Funeral services was held at the
First M. E. Church, Wednesday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. P. Gibbs. The burial took place in Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Hedge's death was the result of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on the 27th of December. At that time he was living at his home seemed to improve and on February 8th,
he was brought to the Hudson home in this city, where his wife and daughter could have the advantage of more conveniences in caring for him.
He was born at Hayden and spent the greater part of his life in this county. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hudson, of this city, three grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren; also by one brother, Arthur Hedge, of Mariette, Minn., and two sisters; Mrs. C. E. Detrich, of Champaign, Ill. and Mrs. E. A. Irvine, of Morocco, Ind. Find A Grave Link
FEBRUARY 12, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
OBITUARY Mrs. Alvira Nelson Dixon, wife of John M. Dixon Jr., was born in Jefferson County October 18th, 1851. She was the daughter of Jefferson and Mary Nelson. Her early life was spent near
and in Lancaster, where she received her education first in the public schools and later in the Lutheran [Eleutherian] College. She was married to John M. Dixon, Jr. December 31st 1868. To this union seven
children were born, Edgar J., Mary, Ellison, Laura B. Henry Morton, Hattie Hoyt and Nellie Elizabeth. She died January 25th 1915, of heart disease. She is survived by her husband, three children, Mary, Laura
and Henry Morton and two grand-children, also by a large number of relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother, a woman of culture and broad charity, taking a deep and tender interest in all things
pertaining to the community life as well as the home life. She was absolutely unselfish and all her plans and labors were for the welfare of others. Her chief joy was in the ministry of love and kindness to the
sick and distressed. Early in life she gave her heart to Christ and became a member of the Christian church at Lancaster. Later she changed her membership to the M. E. church at Paris. She was loyal and faithful
member of this church until death. She was at the time of her death one of the trustees of the church, a teacher in the Sunday school and an active member of the Ladies' Aid Society. The funeral services were
conducted by the Rev. Watkins. Interment in the family cemetery at Paris, Ind. Find A Grave Link
OBITUARY Hester A. Snodgrass was born at Milan, Ripley County, Indiana, on the 26th day of May 1827. She departed this life at North Vernon, Indiana, on the 4th day of February, 1915, at the
advanced age of eighty-seven years, eight months and eight days. She was the daughter of William Winslow and Mercy Wood, natives of New York, who removed to Indiana about 1826. In 1847 she was united in marriage
with Thomas J. Snodgrass, at Milan, Indiana, with whom she removed to this city, Mr. and Mrs. Snodgrass engaged in the hotel business, in which she became noted throughout Southern Indiana for the superior excellence
of her cuisine. As the fruits of their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Snodgrass had born to them nine children, William, Frank, Douglass, Alice, Alma, Addie, Annie, Bertha and Blanch, and it is one of the remarkable features
in the life of Mrs. Snodgrass, that she lived to follow her husband and eight of her nine children to their last resting places, before she herself reached the end of life, and she now leaves surviving her of her
immediate family her remaining daughter only and her brother Edward Wood, of Milan, Indiana. In her religious belief Mrs. Snodgrass was a Universalist Church at Milan, Indiana, before her removal to this city.
During life she was a firm believer in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of man and the final holiness and happiness of the entire human family. She was a woman of courage and resolution, and after the death
of her husband in January 1881, she bravely took up her life work, and for thirty-four years, in the face of many discouragements and much sorrow, heroically fought out its battles to the end.
She was a woman of strong mentality, a wide reader, and a close observer of the trend of current events. She had a kind heart and broad sympathy, and on many occasions voluntarily contributed
her means to relieve the wants of the poor and needy, with gifts that were only known to the cecipients of her bounty. Her life work bespoke the nobility of her womanhood and left its impression upon her legion of
friends. She was ever patient and uncomplaining, and cheerfulness was with her a cardinal virtue. She endeared herself to those with whom she came in contact, and she leaves behind her a fragrant retrospective to
be wafted on the wings of love to those who are left to revere her memory. Looking at her life in the light of the courage, patience and uncomplaining industry with which she met its trials, and the quiet resignation
with which she met its termination, it may well be said by those of us who knew her long and well, that a good woman has passed from among us and gone to her reward.
McCRUM - Richard McCrum, aged about sixty years, died at his home in this city, Tuesday February 9th. Funeral services will be held at the residence att two o'clock this afternoon, conducted
by Rev. Irvine. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children.
CORYA - Mrs. Lena Amick Corya wife of John W. Corya, died at El Paso, Texas, Monday, February 8th. The deceased was a former resident of this city,but for several years had resided in Shelbyville,
Ind. On account of her ill health her husband took her and their four youngest children to El Paso, Texas, several months ago, hoping the change might benefit her. She was forty-seven years old and is survived by
her husband and seven children. Her parents Mr. and Mrs. John D Amick, of Scipio, six brothers, J. P. Amick, of Wilkerson, Ind., Charles Amick, of Datto, Ark., Clyde Amick, of Elnora, Ind., S. H. Amick, of Seymour,
Bert Amick, of Columbus, Ind., Elmar Amick, of Scipio, also survive. The relatives have not yet been informed as to whether or not the remains will be brought to Scipio for burial. The daughter Miss Florence, who
is a student at Shelbyville High School, reached her mothers bedside before she died, but the two sons, Lester and Harold, who attend Indiana University, were on their way to El Paso, when her death occurred. Find A Grave Link
JUNE 18, 1890 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Died, at the residence of his mother in North Vernon, Ind., May 28th, 1890, Douglas L. Snodgrass. Mr. Snodgrass was the son of the late Thomas J. Snodgrass and Mrs. H. A. Snodgrass, and was born
March 25th, 1859. He came to North Vernon with his parents in 1863. He learned most proficiently telegraphy, beginning thaat work in his fifteenth year, which he continued till sometime before his death, with intervals
On September 24th, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Watson, of Vincennes, Ind., who he leaves to mourn his loss. Mr. Snodgrass was for seven years a member of the order of the Knights of
Honor of this place, by whom he was tenderly laid away in his last resting place on earth. He was also a member of the Universalist church. Death never comes to our homes as an invited guest, but always uninvited, and
takes such objects as his icy hands may select. He takes the only son and the young husband with as much glee as the man of fore score. Efficiency and usefulness in life are not used as a plea for non-intervention in
affairs of this life. Nor does the destroyer stay his hand when lifted to strike the free and generous hearted young man. He indeed prefers to take into his coils just such free, kind, and generous men as young Mr. Snodgrass.
He leaves behind him not only a mother beloved and the wife of his youth, but also three sisters. Every family has its griefs: every mother feels acutely her sorrow when the son or daughter is taken away, and we should
reverently defer to the feelings and grief of a mother. This event takes us back to the occasion when young Snodgrass stood in his young manhood by the side of her who then became his wife, and took upon himself the holy
vow. But that silken cord has suddenly snapped and one has gone; the ripple on the silvery lake of life and love has ceased to move and waits another victim, to drop into that lake separates time from eternity. Grief comes
Our young friend has gone from the home, from society, from the business relations of life; then let us remember the generous and kindhearted Douglas Snodgrass for what he was to us in life. To the
writer of this check, I say it not because he is dead but because it is true, he was always kind and gentlemanly. Let us cover his silent form with the broad mantle of Charity, and say peace, peace be to thee. M. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 24, 1919 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
CONNELL-John Connell, aged 51 years, died at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon, April 22nd, after an illness of four months. His illness was the result of blood poisoning from an injured hand and his
suffering his entire illness has been intense. Funeral services will be held at eleven o'clock Friday morning at the Bapitst Church, in this city, and burial will take place in Vernon Cemetery. He is survived by his wife; also
by one brother, Michael Connell, of Detroit, Mich., and by one sister, Mrs. Susan Johnson, of Chicago. He was born and raised at Scipio, but had been a resident of North Vernon for the past eighteen years. Find A Grave Link JOSEPH W. LITCHFIELD DIES IN BOSTON
George Litchfield of this city, left Tuesday morning for Boston, Mass., where he was summoned on account of the death of his father, Joseph W. Litchfield. Mr. Litchfield was eighty three years of age and
his death occurred, suddenly, in a store in Boston, where he had gone to make some purchases. He is survived by two sons, Geoge A., of this city, and William E., of Newton, Mass., both of whom are members of the firm of Litchfield
Brothers, of North Vernon. Six grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held, Thursday afternoon, at Beechwood, Mass., his former home.
NOVEMBER 17, 1904 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
The death angel has visited our community and taken from us a dear and beloved student and classmate, Ardre Benson Cheever. He is the son of John and Lizzie Cheever, aged 17 yeatrs and 13 days. He
departed this life Nov. 18, 1904, at his home near Brewersville. He was stricken with that dreadful disease typhoid fever. Although Ardre suffered much he bore it calmly and well, and always had a pleasant word and bright smile
for every person that entered his room. While it is hard to give up so dear a friend we know that he is the gainer. We firmly believe that he is happy. Then why should we weep? It is only a question of time, in turn to join that
innumerable caravan that leads to a land where sorrow is unknown. Ardre's life was pure and he leaves behind him the record of no bad habits to mar his memory. In his death the community suffers a loss, for there was in him the
promise of an excellent citizen. We, as the school, have lost an intelligent student, with high hopes to graduate in the spring. All who knew, a frind, the home a noble son and brother. But out of all this sorrow comfort comes
when we remember that the influence of a good life is never lost. Find A Grave Link
Obituary Maggie A.(Margaret) Johnson, daughter of Basel and Ellen Johnson was born in Jennings Co. September 11, 1861, and died Nov. 10, 1904, aged 43 years 1 month and 28 days.
Married to John Hoffman March 16, 1884; to this union were born two sons and two daughters. After an attack of measles, last winter, the dread disease, consumption rapidly hastened her life to a close. Yet during all her suffering she
was ever patient and uncomplaining and bowed as all must bow to the decree of death when he calls. When not quite 15 years of age she confessed her Savior and united with the Tea Creek Baptist church and has lived a faithful Christian
life ever since. She loved church and was always alive to its interests. Those who knew her as she stood in the capacity of wife, mother, daughter and friend knew how to appreciate her true worth. Words cannot soften the grief of those
who mourn her. Only the Son of Righteousness hat healing in His wings. God calls our loved ones but we lose not wholly, for God knows best and while we cannot understand His way now, yet at some time it will all be made plain to us.
Her last days were among her happiest and oft during her affliction she would burst out singing, "Meet me there." And as her friends would come to her bedside she would often say, "I am almost there," and then would tell them of the bright
light she could see in the distance. Her life is worthy of example and imitation. So we can only say to the bereaved husband, children, mother, brothers and friends, that one more golden love-link hangs within the pearly gates and the
out-going of a devoted life beckons them with angel hands to gates ajar.
"We cannot feel that thou art far,
Since near at hand the angels are,
And when the Sunset Gates unbar,
We shall see her waiting stand
And white against the evening start,
See the welcome of her beckoning hand." Find A Grave Link
Died Pheobe Carry Tate was born near Zion church this county, Nov. 24, 1850. On the 5th of December 1876 she was married to Benjamin Ellis McLain. She died at her home in North Vernon Ind., Nov. 10, 1904, age 53 years,
11 months 16 days. When quite young she united with United Brethern church and later became a member of the Presbyterian church of this city. She has been an active worker in the latter organization for about twenty seven years. When in
good health she gave much time and attention to the sick but has herself been a great sufferer for about a year. Her husband mother and two brothers, three sisters and two half sisters are left to mourn her loss. Find A Grave Link
Obituary Helen Evangelene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pool, was born July 16, 1904, died Nov. 12, 1904. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McDuffy Sunday at 10 a.m. at the M. E. church at Butlerville, after which the
remains were laid to rest in the Brush Creek cemetery. Truly, the ways of Providence are strange and hard for our weak understanding, but God wills is best, and we can only say in submssion, "Thy will be done."
San Jacinto Column Mrs. Nancy Morris died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Shuck, Friday of asthma. She was over in the store in the forenoon, and was apparently in good health. She was sick for a short time only, and her
death was unexpected. She was a member of the Graham church and her remains were laid to rest in the Graham cemetery, Funeral sermon by Rev. Manuel from Hebrews 4:9.
AUGUST 17, 1916 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER GEORGE K. WHITCOMB
FOUND DEAD AUG. 16
Was Well Known Throughout The County-Had Hundreds of Friends
George Kendrick Whitcomb, a life-long resident of this city, died at his residence on State Street presumable on Monday night. For some days he had been caring for himself at home, Mrs. WHitcomb being away visiting their
children and other relatives. On Monday evening after chatting on the streets with friends he went home to bed, and until Wednesday morning was not seen by any one. Relatives became anxious and on Wednesday morning entered the home, finding him
lifeless in his bed, having prepared himself as usual for sleep. Physicians declare the cause of death to have been cerebral hemorrage. Mrs. Whitcomb was notified at once and came home on the Pennsylvania train. The body was removed during the
day to Dowd's Undertaking Rooms and prepared for burial. No arrangements for the funeral have as yet been made. George K. WHitcomb was born at North Vernon, October 22, 1858, and at the time of death was within a couple of months of 58 years old.
He was married to Ida Bryant, of Versailles, March 17th, 1880. To them two children were born, a son, Edward C. and daughter, Florence, now Mrs. Roy Hinchman. He was in the drug business for many years in this city, as clerk and proprietor. He
was genial, clever and friendly to all, jovial, good-natured, and had many other good qualities. Find A Grave Link
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OBITUARY Alice A. Whitcomb Hopple was born at North Vernon, Ind. Dec. 16, 1854, her death occurred at 6 a.m. April 16, 1904 at her home near Dupont, Ind. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. O. Duncan, of North Vernon,
assisted by Rev. Smith of Louisville, Ky., at the Baptist church in Dpont at eleven o'clock on the following Monday morning. A large concourse of friends and neighbors attended the last sad rites which were beatiful in their sinplicity and
appropriateness to the occasion. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near Dupont.
Mrs. Hopple united with the Baptist church at Albany, Wis., at the age of thirteen years, and remained a member of the church of her faith until death. For a number of years she was a successful teacher in the North Vernon
schools. In all her work she ever kept uppormont the work of the master and her influence for good was felt by all who came in contact with her. She was united in marriage to Rev. L. C. Hopple of Orland, Ind., in Dec. 1893, where for several years
she was a zealous worker in the church of which her husband was the pastor. A few years ago they removed to Dupont, Ind., where she has been devoted to her home and friends and faithful in all departments of church work, especially in advancing the
of B.Y.P.U. among the young and as a teacher in the Sunday school. Mrs. Hoppel had the true Christian spirit of unconscious helpfulness to all about her. Not least among her many phases of usefulness was her work in the Ladies Aid Society of
Dupont. Her personality and moral influence were active factors in making the society a working unit, and the members feel that in her death they have lost, not only a personal friend but a most valuable member. She will be sadly missed in both
her home here and her old home at North Vernon, where her life was marked by usefulness, cheerfulness and influence good to all about her. She leaves Husband, daughter, mother, brother and three sisters to mourn her loss, as well as a host of
friends in many localities in both this and other states. Find A Grave Link
Obituary Mrs. Derinda Schuyler, wife of E. C. Schuyler, died at her home on College street after a lingering illness. April 19, 1904, aged 65 years, 8 months and 19 days. Mrs. Schuyler was born July 22, 1838, at Perrintown, Ohio;
was married to E. C. Schuyler May 4, 1859. They moved to Indiana in 1885 and have been residents of North Vernon since 1888. The husband and six children survive her. Mrs. Schuyler has been a member of the Christian church since 1866, and although
her last illness was marked by intense suffering she bore it with that patience and fortitude which marks the christian. She had no fear for the future but peacefully sank to rest with a confiding hope of a blissful immortality. Find A Grave Link
Card of Thanks
We desire through this medium to extend to neighbors and friends our heartfelt thanks for their kindness and sympathy during the last illness of wife and mother. E. C. SCHUYLER AND CHILDREN.
April 29, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 1 CHARLES W. ROBINSON DIES AT NEW ORLEANS
A telegram received by a citizen of this city on Saturday, reports the death, at New Orleans, on Friday afternoon, April 23rd, of Charles W. Robinson, who formerly resided in this city. Charles W. Robinson was a brother of James
R. Robinson, and the younger son of Rev. Mark Robinson was one of the early settlers in this county in the forties. He was a brother-in-law of Francis Little, deceased, and the first house occupied by them as a residence in this county was the brick
house known as the Jones residence, on South State Street, near the present residence of Hon. John Overmyer. Charles W. Robinson removed from this city many years ago, and for a time was a resident of Meridian, Miss., where he was engaged in banking.
Afterward he removed to New Orleans where he became one of the prominent and successful business men of of that great city. Find A Grave Link
FRISZ-Mrs. Mary Scholastica Frisz, aged 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Hornberger, Union Street, Indianapolis, at four o'clock this morning. The remains will be brought to this city Friday and the funeral
services will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Saturday morning. The deceased is survived by four children Jacob, of this city, Joe, of Terre Haute, Mrs. Anna Bauman, of this city, and Mrs. Barbara Hornberger, of Indianapolis. Fourteen
grandchildren also survive. She was the widow of the late Jacob Frisz, and was a resident of this city until recently, when she went to live with her daughter at Indianapolis. Find A Grave Link
ZURRIN-Mrs. Rose Zurrin, aged seventy-five years, widow of the late John N. Zurrin, died at her home on Hoosier Street, at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning. Mrs. Zurrin had been in good health and had risen Friday morning and cooked
and eaten her breakfast. Shortly after breakfast she became ill and died within an hour. She had been a resident of this city for fifty years. Her husband died about eleven years ago. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Vincent Schwable amd Mrs. Mary Haag,
both of Cincinnati. Mrs. Frank Rettig, of this city, is a niece of the deceased. Funeral services were conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Monday, morning, and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. Those from out of town who attended the
funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Schwable, Mrs. Kate Hoover and Miss Rose Wohlsifer, of Cincinnati, John Wohlsifer, of Piqua, Ohio; and Mrs. Pete Nichtor and daughter and Mrs. Nichtor, of Seymour. Find A Grave Link
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COLLINS-Mrs. J. R. Collins, age 76 years, died at her home on east O.& M. avenue Friday, Dec. 23. She is survived by her husband and one son J. E. Collins, of this city. The burial took place Dec. 26. Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Chadwick at the Baptist church and the remains were interred in the city cemetery. Find A Grave Link
MILES-Wm. W. Miles, born June 3, 1836, died Dec. so, 1910. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Browne at the residence of the deceased and the burial took place in the Vernon cemetery. He is survived by his wife and four sons, Obe,
Willis, James and U. H. Miles, all of this city. Find A Grave Link
CANFIELD-Mrs. Lavina Canfield, age 43 years, died at her home in this city, Sunday Dec. 25. Funeral services were conducted at the Mission church and the burial took place in the city cemetery Dec. 27. Find A Grave Link
COON-Miss Carrie Coon, age 68 years, died Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., at the residence of her brother-in-law, George Shaffer. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chadwick, at the house and the remains were interred in the city cemetery,
Thursday. Find A Grave Link Charles L. Dixon was born at Paris, Jennings county, Ind., Jan. 2, 1845 and died Dec. 25, 1910, age 65 years, ll months and 23 days. He was united in marriage with Jennie Files, Sept. 10, 1874. To them were born three sons and two daughters all
of whom are living. Mr. Dixon had lived in Vernon during the past 13 years. He professed faith in Jesus as his Savior when he was about 22 years old and joined the Methodist church at Paris. On his death bed he prayed frequently and looked forward to the time of his
going home. His wife and children mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the home by Rev. Holmes, after which remains were interred in Vernon cemetery. Find A Grave Link
January 28, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
OBITUARY Henry Naden was born in Ashton-underline, Lincolnshire, England, August 2, 1817 and depated this life at his home near Commiskey, Ind., January 9, 1915, aged ninety-eight years and six months. In the year 1843 he was united in marriage with Miss Jane
Hunt. To this union were born ten children, four of whom survive him; Clara and James of Colorado; Henry of Nebraska, and Mrs. Alice Shepherd, of this county, with whom he made his home for many years. He came to America in the year 1849 and settled in Cincinnati, where he
was engaged in the furniture business for a number of years. Later he came to Jennings County and located on the farm near Commiskey, where he continued to reside until the time of his death. In early life he united with the Albian Street Congregational Church, of Ashton
underline and upon removing to America transferred his membership to one of the Congregational churches of Cincinnati. In the year 1901 he united with the Graham Presbyterian Church and in 1902 was elected to the office of ruling elder. He performed the duties of the office
faithfully according to the strength given him until the time of his death. The Church has lost a faithful and devoted elder. Although living far beyond the alotted time of three score years and ten, we fondly hoped he might remain among us until he had finished his century
of life, but God knows best. Not only was his life unusual as to the number of years but in many other ways. He was a man of unusual culture, a great reader, especially of the Scriptures. He was a loving father, a faithful friend and neighbor. He leaves a wife and circle of
friends to mourn his death. We have great reason for gratitude for the life that was lived among us for so many years and passed away seemingly without pain, "Like one who draws the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." funeral services were held
at the Hopewell Methodist Episcopal church by his former pastor, Rev. D. C. Simpson, after which the remains were laid to rest in Hopewell Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
August 9 1923 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Commiskey Column Mrs. John E. Wilkerson, died on Sunday morning about 4 o'clock, of paralysis, having been suddenly stricken on Monday morning July 30 about 4 o'clock. She was 63 years of age. She leaves a husband and seven children and seventeen grandchildren. Funeral
will take place at the Baptist church at this place on Tuesday P.M., at 2 o'clock and burial at Old Coffee Creek Cemetery. She was a member of the Hopewell M. E. church.
Fred Wilkerson and family of Lafayette, Hillard Wilkerson and family of Benton County, and Earl Hendricks and family of Columbus, were all called here last week by the sickness of their mother, Mrs. Sarah Wilkerson. Mrs. Maude Nightengale and Mrs. Murty
Stearns of North Vernon were also here to nurse their mother. Find A Grave Link
November 16, 1887 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
John Mote was born in Pennsylvania, July 25th, 1818, died November 12th, 1887, being 69 years, 3 months and 18 days of age. His parents removed to Indiana while he was quite small. He was married to Eachel Earnest, January 25th, 1846, who survives him.
To them were born 6 children. Five still live and are present. Immediately after marriage he settled upon the place where he died when it was a wilderness. He united with the Baptist church while a young man and was still a member until called to the church triumphant. He was
perfectly reconciled to leave this world, and called the family to his bedside a few days previous to depature earnestly entreating them to have their lamps trimmed and burning for the coming of the Bridegroom. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 30, 1890 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 2
At the residence of her parents, near Oak Grove, Miss Alvina A. Wimple, in the 37th[2nd year of her age. Miss WImple had been for more than a year a sufferer. Her life was a consistent and upright one. She had from early life been a member of the Presbyterian church
of Oak Grove. The funeral services were conducted at the residence of her parents, by Rev. J. M. McRee, on Thursday, April 24th, 1890. Find A Grave Link
In Hayden Letter - Died, on April 27th, 1890, at her home, 4 miles north-west of town, Mrs. J. J. Sutton [Mary Malinda(George)Sutton] She had been sick nearly three months with joundice and suffered much. She has left a husband and several small children
to mourn her untimely death. They have the sympathy of the entire community. She will be interred in the Oak Grove cemetery. OCCASIONAL
JUNE 2, 1921 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
MRS PHOEBE CHAILLE DIED THURSDAY MORNING Mrs Phoebe Chaille, aged eighty-two, years died at the home of her son, Samuel Chaille, on North State Street, Thursday morning, May 26th. The body was taken to Butlerville, where funeral service was held at Baptist church of which she was a member. The burial
took place in Butlerville Cemetery. Mrs/ Chaille was formerly Phoebe Anna Phillips and was born near Canton, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Samuel M Chaille in the year 1860. She was the mother of ten-children, seven of whom survive: Samuel R. Chaille, of North Vernon; James S.
of Blanchester, Ohio; Levi L. of Butlerville, Harry Chaille, of Cincinnati, Jesse A. Chaille, of Toledo, Sarah A. Bewley, of Greensburg; and Gertrude M. Price of Hamilton, Ohio. Her death is also mourned by two sisters, one brother, a number of other relatives and a host of friends. Find A Grave Link
On Page 5 - CARD OF THANKS
We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all our neighbors and friends who so kindly extended sympathy and assistance during our bereavement the death of our mother, Phoebe A. Chaille. We also desire to thank Undertaker H. H. Dowd. The Children
MRS JOHN EARHART DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING Mrs. Retta Earhart, wife of John Earhart, passed away at her home on North Fourth Street, at 3:20 o'clock Wednesday morning, June 1st. She had been ill but one week and her death came as a dreadful shock to her family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at the Baptist Church, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon and will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. Allan Price. The burial will take place in the City Cemetery.
Mrs. Earhart is survived by her husband, three daughters: Mrs. Daisy Zimmerman, Mrs. Pearl Flecker, of North Vernon, and Mrs, Joseph Haney, of Indianapolis; and two sons, Carl and Claude Earhart, of this city, also by three grandchildren, one brother, John Cline, of
Indianapolis, and one sister, Mrs. Flo Bivins, of Louisville, Ky. Find A Grave Link
DEATH COMES TO MRS EDWARD DUFFEY[DUFFY] Mrs. Edward [Edgar] Duffey, aged fifty-six years, died at her home on North Elm Street, at about nine o'clock Tuesday evening May 31st. The body was taken to North Madison, Thursday where funeral service was held at the Baptist Church at eleven o'clock. Rev. J. Allen Price,
pastor of the Baptist Church, of this city, of which Mrs. Duffey was a member, officiated at the funeral service. The burial took place in North Madison Cemetery [Fairmont Cemetery].
Mrs. Duffey had been ill for the past four months, suffering from leakage of the heart and dropsy. She is survived by her husband and two sons: Stanley Duffey and Howard, both of this city; also by one sister, Mrs. Ellen Holmes, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and two brothers: Rev. C. A. Thompson,
of Grand Fork, North Dakota, and John Thompson, of near Hanover, Ind. She was a loyal friend and a kind neighbor and a host of friends mourn her departure. Find A Grave Link
OBITUARY Charlotte A. Case, was born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa August 1, 1850. While yet a small child she with her parents came to Indiana where the greater part of her life was spent. On May 20th, 1868 she was united in marriage to Wm. Griner. To this union was born seven
children four boys and three girls. The second child a son died in early infancy, of the remainder all survive her except the oldest Luella, the wife of Wm. B. Woolf, who was taken in November 1897. The oldest son Cassius H. is a resident of the state of California, as is also the oldest living
daughter, Mrs. R. E. Little. The third daughter Claudia, is the wife of Hirman Bemish, of Nebraska. The second son Harry is a resident of the home farm and the youngest child Ben is still under the parental roof. While not identified with any church she showed her faith by work more than profession.
She was a faithful wife, devoted mother, and her whole life was an unselfish effort to do well the work alloted her. Her home was her kingdom and she served it well. Find A Grave Link
SEPTEMBER 6, 1877 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Paris Column Mrs. Martha Gaddy, daughter of D. M. Hill of Paris, died last Saturday in Louisville, of typhoid fever. She was buried in the Paris cemetery to-day. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn their loss. Find A Grave Link
The funeral of Miss Lizzie Wilson took place here Aug. 25th; Rev. S. J. Brownson conducted the service. Find A Grave Link Charley Waldorff son of Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Waldorff, of brain fever or supposed to be; the funeral took place at Oak Grove church on last Thursday afternoon. Charley was aged about eight years. Find A Grave Link Miss Ada Wynn, second daughter of J. H Wynn. died at her father's residence in Franklin, Ind., last Thursday morning and her remains were intered at the Mr. Olivet church, Decatur Co. last Saturday morning.
May 21, 1908 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Of C. E. Wagner, Well Known Resident of Vernon
Last Monday morning, shortly after 6 o'clock, C. E. Wagner, of Vernon, suddenly expired, his death being due to heart trouble, of which disease he had been a victum, for some time, although not seriously affected until within a few days before he died. Ed, as he was
familiarly known, was a native of Old Jennings, and was 59 years of age. The most of his life was spent in the offices of various newspapers that have existed in the county, and for many years he was editor of the Vernon Banner and the Vernon Journal. Always genial, affable and generous he
he had a large circle of warm friends who sincerely regret his death. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Vernon Presbyterian church under auspices of the I.O.O.F.; interment in Vernon cemetery. Find A Grave Link Mrs. Audrey Short died at her home in this city Monday morning of tuberculosis. The deceased was twenty years of age. The remains were taken to Paris Crossing Wednesday morning and funeral services conducted at the Coffee Creek church. Find A Grave Link
AUGUST 10, 1876 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER Patrick B. Flood, a former citizen of Paris, this county, recently died of sunstroke in St. Louis.
DIED-On Friday, the 4th inst., of fever, Johny, son of Christopher and Serene Hood, of North Vernon, aged one year. The funeral sermon was preached in the second M. E. church on Saturday by Rev. A. J. Warner, after which the remains were burried in the North Vernon cemetery
at 3 o'clock p.m.
Paris Crossing Column
DIED-On Aug. 3rd, Mr. James Cox, after a long and painful illness. But Christian grace was unoarted to him to enable him to bear his afflictians with fortitude. His funeral was preached by Rev. Canby at Coffee Creek church, after which, his remains were interred at
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DIED-On Thursday Aug. 3rd inst., Mr. James H. Cox, at his residence on Coffee creek. Find A Grave Link
May 11, 1905 - NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER
Obituary Cynthia Matilda Stearns was born in Jennings Co., Ind., March 20th, 1851. She was the youngest daughter in a family of five children, two of whom, M. Stearns, of North Vernon, and Mrs. W. A. Cheever, of Harper, Ind. are still living. She united with the United Brethren
church when a child but after her marriage changed her membership to the Methodist church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was married to Benjamin F. Hargrove in 1868. To them were born seven children four of whom, Benjamin R., Daniel L., and Miss Jennie, of Datto, and
Jasper T. Hargrove, of North Vernon, Ind., with the husband, survive her. She has been a great sufferer for several years with that dread disease, consumption, but always bore her trials patiently and bravely, ever trusting her heavenly Father. She fell asleep in the early morning of May 1st,
1905, aged fifty four years, one month and ten days. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 3, 1919 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER and REPUBLICAN
SCHWAKE-Louis Schwake, aged 89 years, died at his home in this city at five o'clock Thursday morning, April 3rd. Funeral services will be held at the residence Sunday afternoon by Rev. Wuebbeu, of the Luthern Church. Burial will take place in the City Cemetery. Louis Schwacke was
born in Germany and came to this country in 1849, locating in Cincinnati. He had been a resident of North Vernon, since 1859, and for years had charge of the stone quarries just east of town, for contractor George A. Smith. He is survived by his wife and three children Charles F., George and Miss Carrie,
all of this city. Four grandchildren also survive. Find A Grave Link
HANNA-The body of Bruce Hanna, aged 25 years, whose death occurred from an automobile accident, at Indianapolis, Saturday, March 30th, was brought to this city Tuesday, and taken to Paris Crossing where funeral services were held, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Joseph Dixon. Burial
took place in the Coffee Creek (Christian Church) Cemetery. He was a former resident of Paris Crossing, being a son of the late Dr. James L. Hanna.
CARSON-Walter M. Carson, aged sixty one years, died at his home in Vernon, April 2nd, of a complication of diseases. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Cole. The burial will take place in Graham Cemetery. He
is survived by his wife and four children: George, of Colon, Canal Zone; Mary L., of Balboa Heights, Canal Zone; Walter S. and Margaret of Vernon. Find A Grave Link
MAY 5, 1886 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Paris Ind., May 3 Luella Clark Cole, daughter of Dr. J. M. Lafebre, of Paris Ind., was born Feb.15, 1858 at Dupont, Ind., died at Paris, Ind., May 2nd 1886, of disease of the lungs. She was married Feb. 27th, 1881, to Mr. Wm. Cole, of this place. Her health has been poor for a year. She leaves one child
6 weeks old, and had buried an infant. Has been an active member of the Methodist church since her 16th year, 12 years ago. Her death, like her life, was that of a christain.
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor.
June 17, 1920 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
MISS CLARA HANEY PASSED AWAY FRIDAY Clara Haney, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Haney, passed away at their home on State Street, this city, at about 4:35 o'clock Friday morning, June 11th after a lingering illness. The funeral service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, at eight o'clock Monday morning by the pastor Rev. M. J.
Rouck, and the burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery.
She was twenty-five years of age and spent most of her life in North Vernon. She was educated in St. Mary's CatholicParochial School and in later years has been employed at Indianapolis. She was a bright, cheerful, energetic young woman and a loving daughter and sister. She is mourned by her parents,
three brothers, William and Fred Haney, of this city, and Carl Haney, of Indianapolis, and by one sister, Mrs. Rose Bracken, of Indianapolis; also by her many friends in this city and Indianapolis, by whom she was held in high esteem. Find A Grave Link
MISS ROY FENNIMORE DIED SATURDAY MORNING Mrs. Veva Delle Fennimore, aged twenty-seven years, wife of Roy Fennimore, died at her home on Jackson Street, in this city, at eight o'clock Saturday morning June 12th after an illness of several months. The body was taken to Summitville, her former home, Monday morning where funeral services were held at
the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. C. P. Gibbs, of this city.
Veva Delle Coffin was born at Summitville, June 3, 1893. On May 27, 1913 she was married to Roy Fennimore about four years ago, she came to North Vernon, with her husband and this city had since been her home. She was a graduate of the Summitville High School in the class of 1911. She had also been a
student at the Conservatory of Music of Marion, Ind. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had had her membership transferred to the First M. E. Church of this city. She had a wide circle of friends here who are grieved at her early death. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Emma COffin, of Newcastle; a
brother, Wilbur Coffin, of Indianapolis; and a sister Mrs. Bessie Kaufman, of Newcastle. Find A Grave Link
MRS. WILLIAM STEIN CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. William Stein, aged fifty-five years, died at about nine o'clock Monday morning June 14th, at the Deaconess Hospital at Indianapolis where she had been taken for a surgical operation made necessary on account of an abcess of the throat. The body was brought to her home on East O. & M. Avenue, Monday
evening, and funeral services were held at St. MAry's Catholic Church, Thursday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. J. Rouck. The burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Mrs. Stein was formerly Miss Alice Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fleming. She was born in North Vernon and lived all of her life here with the exception of a short time during her early maried life when she lived in Louisville, Ky. She was married to William Stein in September 1885 and her
husband and their five daughters today mourn the loss of one who was a most loving and devoted wife and mother. The children are Mrs. Nellie Miller, Mrs. Josephine Miller, Mrs. Edna McLeod, Miss Maddie and Miss Evelyn, all of North Vernon. She is also survived by five little grand children; Alice and Roger Miller, Lavonne and
and William Miller and James McLeod.
In the community, Mrs. Stein was known as a woman of sterling character, kind and charitable; ever respectful to the aged and feeble; helpful to those in distress and kind and loving to little children. She was a woman of culture and refinement, whose gentle dignity as a mother imparted to her daughters the
highest ideals of living and has left them the legacy of a noble example of true womanhood. Find A Grave Link
FUNERAL OF ANTHONY GASPER
Funeral service for Anthony Gasper, whose death occurred Thursday June 10th, took place at St. Ann Church, Saturday morning, being conducted by Rev. Edward Quade. The burial took place in the St. Ann Cemetery. Mr. Gasper was eighty three years of age and was one of the pioneer residents of St. Ann.
He is survived by two sons, William Gasper, of St. Ann; Peter Gasper, of Indianapolis; and one daughter Mrs. Joseph Deringer, of the Fish Creek neighborhood. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren also survive. Find A Grave Link JUNE 24, 1920 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Crocker, of Commiskey, Monday evening at 9 o'clock June 14th taking from their midst their daughter Bessie May, after three months of suffering, which she bore with patience. Bessie was born at Hillsboro, Ore, in 1900 being 19 years, 8 months and 19
days old. She came to this place last September. Her kind and cheerful ways have made for her many friends. She became a member of the Christian church at Hillsboro, Ore at the age of 14, she left to mourn her death, four brothers, John Crocker of the U.S. Navy; Jesse, Loyal and Russell and two sisters, Gracie and
Inez Joy at home also one step brother, Walter Judd, of Portland, Ore. The funeral took place at the family residence, Wednesday at 10 o'clock and interment was in the Nelson Cemetery.
Silently the shades of evening
Gather around our lonely door
Silently they bring before us
That dear face we can see no more
The Golden Gates were opened
A gentle voice said "Come"
With farewell words unspoken
Bessie calmly entered home. (Cause of death Tuberculosis per Death Certificate)Find A Grave Link
HITE-Leslie Hite, aged seven years, died at the home of his mother Mrs. Luella Hite, on Pierce Streeet, Saturday, June 19. Burial took place in City Cemetery, Sunday.
WYSS-Simon Y(W)yss, aged seventy eight years, died at his home, northwest of this city, Thursday, June 17. Funeral services was held at the residence, Saturday, conducted by Rev. Weubben, of the Luthern Church. The burial took place in the City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Find A Grave Link
MCCLELLAN-Samuel McClellan aged 79 years, died at his home at Dupont, Monday, June 14th. Funeral service was held Thursday and burial took place at Dupont. He is survived by his wife and three sons: Charles of North Vernon; Alfred of Toledo, Ohio; and Alyson of Dupont, by six grandchildren and a host
of friends and relatives. He was a veteran of the Civil War having enlisted at the age of twenty and he served at the front for three years in the 88th Ohio Battery. He united with the Graham Presbyterian Church in the year 1877, and though unable to attend church in late years, he was always interested. A host of friends
mourn his death. Find A Grave Link
-Bessie May Crocker, aged 19 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crocker, at Commiskey, at nine o'clock, Monday evening, June 14. Funeral was held at the family residence Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, and burial took place in the Nelson Cemetery. She is survived by her parents
and four brothers, John, of the U.S. Navy, Jessie, Loyal and Russell; and two sisters, Gracie and Inez Joy; and also one step brother, Walter Judd of Portland, Oregon. She came to Commiskey with her parents last September and during her residence there had made many friends. See Find A Grave Link in obit above.
NOVEMBER 7, 1912 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
GROVE-Mrs. Della C. Grove aged 51 years, died at her home near Oakdale, Monday, Nov. 4th. The remains were taken to Circleville, Ind., for burial. Find A Grave Link
McGuire-Mrs. Nancy (Deputy) McGuire, aged 75 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora Newby, in this city, at about five oclock Tuesday morning, November 5th. The deceased was born near Parkersburg, Va., but came to this county with her parents when but one year old, and spent her whole life here. She
is survived by four sons and one daughter, Wm. McGuire, Mrs. Flora Newby, and Horace McGuire of this city; J. E. McGuire of Commiskey; and Rev. U. M. McGuire, of Princeton; also by eleven grand children and eight great-grandchildren. Find A Grave Link
SULLIVAN-John Sullivan, son of Henry and Elizabeth Sullivan was born April 15, 1830, in Jennings County, in what is known as the Zion neighborhood. He was the oldest of a family of thirteen children, of whom five are living, Mrs. Mayme Roseberry, of Seymour, Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Gannon, of North Vernon, Mrs.
Mattie March, of East St. Louis, Ill., Achilles Sullivan of Indianapolis, and Jeremiah Sullivan, of North Vernon. At the age of eighteen, he united with the Zion Baptist Church. On March 23, 1851, he was married to Nancy Charlotte Childs. To this union were born four children, Eusbius M., deceased, Mary E. Martha Louise and Noe Wildey
of this county, with his family he moved to Hayden, where he spent the greater part of his life. Here the death of his wife occurred on Nov. 19, 1893. At the time of his death the deceased was 82 years, 6 months, and 15 days, of age, being the oldest native born man in the county. On Saturday, October 26th, he was stricken with paralysis,
which proved fatal after an illness of six days. He is survived by two daughters, one son, twelve grand-children and five great grand-children. He was a good and loving father and having lived an honorable and upright life, was beloved by all. Funeral services were held at Zion Church, Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. L. Essick.
The remains were interred in the Zion Cemetery Now called Sullivan Cemetery. His six grandsons acted as pall bearers at the funeral. Find A Grave Link
WOHRER-John H. Wohrer died at his home, west of Hayden, on Monday, November 4, of heart trouble. He had been ill many months, sometimes seriously so, and at other times in a very hopeful condition. During the last few days he had been growing stronger, and had great hopes of being able to vote once more. Monday
morning he arose apparently as well as usual, but at about 8:30 o'clock he became exceedingly weak, his heart beating doubly as fast as it should. In a few minutes he lost consciousness, and, without pain, died half an hour later. While people knew his health was seriously impaired few thought the end was near, and the announcement of his
death came as a shock to his many friends. His children were immediately summoned, and all were present at the funeral except Anna, who is in Oregon, and Charles, who is in New Mexico.
John Herman Wohrer was born about a mile from the present homestead, May 16, 1842, and lived seventy years, five months and 18 days. He stayed on his father's farm until August, 1862, when he enlisted as a soldier in Co. B, 82nd Ind. Volunteers, participating in various battles from Louisville, Ky., to Savannah, Ga.
marching with Sherman to the sea, and thence to Washington, where the troops disbanded. He then returned to Indiana and resumed his work on the farm. On January 1, 1874, he was married to Alice Jane Bruner, of the home community. She and ten children survive him.
His vocation through life was farming, an occupation which he entered upon with a zest and determination which brought him unusual success. He took great pleasure in his work, making it a study, and doing everything intelligently and methodically.
Reading was a chief diversion; his interest in what was going on in the world was keen; to the last history, politics, religion, social conditions, schools, all came in for a share of his time and attention. He was particualarly interested in education and encouraged authorities in any move to improve the schools.
As a patriot, Mr. Wohrer was staunch at all times. He saw three years of active service in the Civil War, and was at all times most loyal to the flag and the country it represents. In character he had decidedly strong traits; he was moral, energetic, straight forward, capable, charitable and generous.
He loved and enjoyed this life so much that he often said if the next gave as much and no more that is good and bright, he would be contented. He was deeply interested in religious thought. While he was not identified with any church, he was strongly Universalist in inclinations. When he saw that the end was near, he
often said, "It is all right. I have no fears. It is a natural event, and is the working out of God's perfect plan. It was so from the beginning, and can't be changed."
The funeral was held at his late home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Thomas, of Seymour, made a short talk and read a paper on the life of the deceased. Selections from letters received from Charles and Anna Whorer, who could not be present, were read. The music was furnished by Hayden friends, who sang "All
is well," "Crossing the Bar," and "God Be with You." Burial was in the Whorer cemetery. Find A Grave Link
JUNE 6, 1918 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER & REPUBLICAN
FATHER AND SON DROWNED IN RIVER
Frank Loscent, of this city, received a telegram early Tuesday morning, from his sister, announcing the death of her husband, Louis Wetzel and their twelve-year-old son, Paul at St. Maries, Idaho. The telegram stated that the father and son had been drowned in the St. Joseph River, but no further details of the accident
have been received, though several telegrams have been sent asking for information as to funeral arrangements.
Mr. Wetzel and family left North Vernon about nine years ago. They resided in Indianapolis for a white and about seven years ago went to Spokane, Wash., and later to St. Maries, Idaho, which is located om the St. Joe River. He was proprietor of a photograph gallery at that place. The relatives here have not learned
whether or not the body will be brought here for burial.
He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Elizabeth Loscent, of this city, and by four children. The boy who lost his life with his father was their oldest child. Two brothers survive, Philip Wetzel, of Jennings County, and Fred Wetzel, of Clifford, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Morton Amick, of Scipio.
Mr. Wetzel was reared in Jennings County and for several years was in business in North Vernon, when he conducted a grocery on Walnut Street. Find A Grave Link
NORTH VERNON MAN DROWNED AT ST. LOUIS
Relatives here received word Saturday of the death of Willard Whitehead, whose body was found in the Mississippi River, at St. Louis. No details of the death are known, but it is the belief of the relatives that the man met with foul play.
Mr. Whitehead was about thirty years of age and was recently married at St. Louis. He lived at St. Louis and worked at night at White Lead Works in East St. Louis. His wife, who was in ill-health, requested him to try to find daytime employment and it was while in search of a new job that the man met his death.
He left his wife with her people in St. Louis and went to look for employment in East St. Louis, saying that he would return at the end of the week. His wife knew nothing of his death until notified of the body at the morgue. The body was identified by a letter from his sister, Miss Winnie Whitehead, of this city,
and by a ring which he wore. It is supposed that he had been lying in the water for some for the body was in bad condition. His watch and money which he carried were missing, which leads to the belief that he was robbed and thrown into the river. The funeral took place at St. Louis, Tuesday afternoon.
Besides his young wife, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Gilbert Parker, of Rushville, and Mrs. Archie Wood, Mrs. James Wood and Miss Winnie Whitehead, of this city, and by one brother, Corbet Whitehead, of North Vernon. Find A Grave Link
LOCKRIDGE-William Lockridge, aged 72 years, died at his home at Dupont, Sunday, June 2nd. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Alexander of the Dupont M. E. Church. The burial took place in the Dupont Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and nine children. Find A Grave Link
BEVIS-Herman, aged 21 years, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Dave Tungett, east of town, at two o'clock Thursday morning. June 6th Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. Find A Grave Link
AUGUST 3, 1922 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER & REPUBLICAN
MRS. MARIA FINNERTY DEAD Mrs. Maria Finnerty, seventy-six years old, died at the home of her son, Thomas P. Finnerty, in this city at midnight Tuesday night, August 1st. The body was taken to Stubenville, Ohio, where funeral services will be held and burial will take place.
She is survived by her husband, James P. Finnerty, and two daughters, Mrs. James Aurand and Mrs. William Edwards, of Steubenville, and one son, Thomas P. Finnerty, of this city. Mr. Finnerty and daughters Misses Mary and Ellen, accompanied the body to Steubenville. Find A Grave Link SEPTEMBER 22, 1922 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
DIED Chas. Ray, son of Mack Ray and wife, former residents of this county, died last Sunday of Bright's disease, at the home of his parents, in Humboldt, Tenn. His remains were brought here Tuesday morning and interred in City Cemetery. About eight years ago a brother of the deceased died of the same affliction at Nebraska, Ind. Find A Grave Link
Pearl-Mrs. Wm. Pearl(John not William was her husband), age about 44 years died at her home in this city suddenly Wednesday morning, having been sick only one day. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning from the Catholic church after which the remains will be interred in St. Mary's cemetery. Maiden name Wynn accourding to Death Certificate)
MAY 20, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
RIPLINGER-Mrs. Pauline Riplinger, aged sixty-five years, died at her home in this city, Saturday, May 15th, at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. WIlderin at St. Mary's Catholic Church Tuesday morning, and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery. She was the widow of John Riplinger, whose death occurred twenty-
one years ago, and she is survived by six children, Mrs. Josephine Bohnen, Mrs. Barbara Doebel and Mrs. Anna Meyer, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Maggie Matthews, Mrs. Anna Evans and John Riplinger, of this city. Seven grandchildren also survive. Find A Grave Link
STEARNS-Charles Wilfred, the little one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stearns, died at their home on High Street, Wednesday night, May 19th. Funeral arrangement have not yet been made. Find A Grave Link
McClellan-Porter McClellan, aged 33 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter McClellan, died at the family home on South State Street, Monday night, May 17th. Funeral services were held at Graham Church, in Lovett Township, at eleven o'clock this morning, and the remains interred in the Graham Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
SEPTEMBER 28, 1911 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 1
CHANCE-Ed Chance, aged twenty-six years, died at the home of his wife's parents, L. C. Jones and wife on Jackson street, Friday, September 22, after an illness of several months. The deceased and his two brothers were left orphans at an early age and for years made their home with their aunt, Mrs. Mary Terrell, of Greensburg. He came to
this city about five years ago to work at the Glass Factory and during his residence here he made a large number of friends. The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. L. Essick. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery. Besides his wife, he is survived by his twin brother, Fred Chance, of Greensburg, and another
brother Will Chance, who is at present employed at New Castle. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: his brothers Fred and Will Chance; his aunt, Mrs. Mary Terrell; his grandmother Mrs. Jane Barnes; Terbert Terrell, a relative: and John D. Ford, a devoted friend of the deceased; all of whom reside at Greensburg.
HODGE-Sunday, September 21st, in Cincinnati, Miss Mary B. Hodge, aged 22 years and 11 months.
SEPTEMBER 22, 1886 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 1
The subject of this brief sketch, Sarah Ann Phillips, wife of James Phillips, of Columbia township, this county, died September 18th, 1886, aged 68 years, 2 months and 8 days. She joined the church in early life and lived a consistant christian until death. She was married to her now bereaved husband March 10th, 1836, and the year following they
removed to Ohio, and in 1853 emigrated to Indiana. She was the mother of thirteen children, nine of whom survive her. She was a kind mother and a loving companion. She had a desire to remain with her family for their good, but was willing to submit to the will of the Lord. In her affliction she suffered with christian fortitude and passed to the reward without a struggle.
She left 9 children, 70 grand children and 7 great grandchildren, with her aged companion, and many others who mourn her loss deeply, but their loss is her gain. May He in whom she trusted bring them all to a happy reunion in the home of the blessed. W.R.
MAY 1, 1889 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 2
Died, at her late residence, here, Mrs. Hannah Trickey, of pneumonia, age 77 years. Her remains were interred at the old Reed Cemetery, where her husband was buried nearly 22 years ago. Mrs. Trickey was an old citizen here and had been a member of the M. E. church for twenty-five years. She died respected by all who knew her. She raised a family of
twelve children, six of whom are living in different states and all could not get here to attend the funeral. Yet she will live long in their memory and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances.
J. J. Trickey and Lucy Trickey and son, of Jennings, Mich., are visiting friends here. They were called here by the death of their mother, Mrs. Hannah Trickey. Find A Grave Link
NOVEMBER 19, 1919 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 8
GLASGOW - Mrs. Catherine Glasgow, aged 72 years, died at the home of the Little Sisters of The Poor, at Indianapolis, Tuesday, November 10th, and the remains were brought to this city Friday and interred in St. Marys Cemetery. Mrs. Glasgow was the widow of the late Patrick Glascow and until a few months ago resided on Buckeye Steet, this city. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 1, 1891 - NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER, Page 7
DIED-At the home of her daughter, near town, on Thursday night, March 26th, Mrs. Susan Hartwell, wife of Dillas Hartwell, aged 75 years. The funeral services were conducted at the house, by Rev. Elwyn, on Saturday morning, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 8, 1891 - NORTH VERNON BANNER PLAIN DEALER, Page 7 Harry Almond, eldest son of Prof. W. S. Almond, formerly superintendent of our public schools, died at his home in Salem, Ind., at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, April 2d, from peritonites, aged 16 years. His remains were taken to Madison on Friday for burial. Prof. Almond and family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad affliction. Find A Grave Link
DIED-At her home in Louisville, Ky., March 27th, at 4 o'clock a.m.Mrs. Maggie Patrick, wife of Orlando Patrick, aged 44 years. The remains were brought to her old home and buried in the Ebenezer cemtery. Rev. Elwyn conducted the funeral at 10:30 o'clock, Monday morning. Page 5, same paper
FALL-On Tuesday, March 31st, at 11:45 p.m., Mrs. Jane Fall aged 76 years. Funeral services were conducted at the home, on State, by Rev. J. M. McRee, on Thursday afternoon, April 2d, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon cemetery.
Mrs. Fall was born in Scotland in 1815. She was the mother of four children, three boys and one girl, all of whom survive her. She was well known and universally esteemed, and had been a resident of this county for 37 years. Find A Grave Link
DOLL-On Saturday night, April 4th, 1891, at her home in this city, after an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Marion Doll, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Volney, in the 25th year of her age.
Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Tuesday, at 2 o'clock p.m., by Rev. John Brazelton and C. E. Line, after which the remains were conveyed to their last resting place in the city cemetery, following by a host of sympathetic friends and relatives. Find A Grave Link
NOVEMBER 3, 1921 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
PROMINENT VERNON CITIZEN CALLED BY DEATH John Wenzel, died at his home in Vernon on Tuesday morning at three o'clock at the age of 84 years.
Mr. Wenzel was born June 24th 1837, in Jagsthausen, a small Prussian village at Wurtenberg, Germany. He embarked with his father and mother for the U. S. in October 1842 when but five years of age. They landed in New York City on New Year's Eve after a voyage of 107 days on the water. Mr. Wenzel has been an honored citizen of Vernon for 65 years. In
his earlier life he learned the lock smith trade with his father and yet there remains in several of the state prisons in New York locks that were made by Mr. Wenzel and his father. In after years Mr. Wenzel learned the tinner's trade. In the year 1859 he sold and superintended the putting on the present tin roof on the Court House, which is of the finest grade of imported tin.
Mr. Wenzel was a successful business man, having been in the hardware business here for years. He was also a successful farmer, and energetic and reliable citizen. He has held various offices of trust. Also was President for a number of years of the First National Bank of Vernon. Mr. Wenzel possessed a wonderful musical talent and was a lover of good music. Thus Vernon loses
a valued citizen, the family a loving father and husband. A widow, one son William Wenzel of Vernon, three daughters, Mrs. John Kotheder, of North Vernon, Mrs. E. P. Trapp and Miss Kathryn Wenzel of Vernon are the surviving members of the immediate family. Twelve grandchildren also survive. The eldest daughter Mrs. Nicholas Eitel and one infant son have preceded their father in death.
The funeral services will take place from the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Interment in Vernon Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
DECEMBER 24, 1887 - VERNON BANNER Mrs. Joseph Gordon, dropped dead on last Sunday evening. Mrs. Gordon had just ate a hearty supper and was in her usual health until the moment of her death. Find A Grave Link Mrs. Mary Lee, widow of the late John C. Lee, died at her home near Butlerville, on Thursday Dec. 22nd, 1887. She had been very sick for a long time, so her death was not unexpected. She had been very sick for a long time, so her death was not unexpected. She leaves three daughters all of whom are married, beside a large circle of relatives throughout the
county. Mrs. Lee was a woman noted for her kindness of heart, and her death leaves a sad vacancy in the hearts of her friends. She was buried beside her husband at Otter Creek cemetery. Find A Grave Link
We were pained to hear of the death of our valued friend and fellow citizen, Mr. Joseph W. Miller, which occurred at his home in Lovett township on Thursday night, December 22nd. We understand that his disease was congestion of the lungs, and was of short duration. Mr. Miller was a man who could i'ly be spared from the community in which he lived. He was
a kind friend, a good neighbor, an upright, honorable citizen and a Christian gentleman. He was always one of our most esteemed friends we feel a sense of personal loss in his death. We unite with many friends in extending our sincere sympathy to his bereaved wife and other relatives. The funeral and interment occurred at Graham church, on Saturday. Find A Grave Link James F. Johnson died at his home in Topeka, Kansas, December 22nd 1887, of inflamation of the bladder. The remains were brought here for burial at the request of the deceased. They arrived on Saturday morning and remained at the home of a neice, Mrs. Dr. Mitchel, until Sunday afternoon, when the funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Elder Brazleton
preaching the funeral discourse, after which the Odd Fellows took charge of the services. At the conslusion of the services the deceased was laid to rest beside his first wife in the Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a resident of Vernon for many years, and was well known throughout this county. He was a man universally respected and much beloved by those near to him, among whom he lived a long life, being more than seventy at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and four daughters. Find A Grave Link
MARCH 23, 1905 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Large Number of Deaths
There has been an unusually large number of deaths here within the past week. Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Weeks, Mrs. Ginley and Dan McGinty, all of whom lived here in town, have passed into the great beyond since our last issue. Mrs. Phila Eveleth, who lived near Hayden, died Sunday. She was passed ninety-two years of age and Mrs. Rose Kane, who lived near Brewersville,
Extreme Old Age
Mrs. Phila J. Eveleth died at her home near Hayden Sunday. She had lived beyond the allotted time having reached her ninty-second birthday last January. She died from the infirmities of old age. Find A Grave Link
While riding on a wagon load of oats last Friday, Tunis Carlock, of near Paris Crossing, fell and dislocated his neck, from the effects of which he died Saturday. He was a brother of M. R. Carlock, of this city, and was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances. Find A Grave Link
Also PARIS Column on page 2- This community was shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Tunis Carlock Jr. who fell from a loaded wagon and dislocated his neck which caused his death in a few hours. Mrs. Harvey Weeks died last Friday after an illness of many months duration. The funeral services were held Sunday and the remains laid to rest in the city ( actually Vernon Cemetery) cemetery. Find A Grave Link
The aged mother of Elmer Ross died Thursday night of last week after an illness of seven weeks. She did not take any nourishment for eleven days prior to her death.
Caused by Fractured Hip Dan McGinty, who died Sunday, had been a great sufferer for weeks. During the icy weather of the past winter he fell and fractured his hip. He did not know his injury was serious and managed with assistance to walk to his home. He did not have medical aid and when the fracture was discovered it was too late to reduce it. The funeral was held from St. Marys church
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George Euler was born in Prussia, Providence of Wetzler, Germany, March 30, 1840, and departed this life on the morning of March 11, 1905, at nine o'clock. He came to this country in 1858 in company with his mother, five sisters and a brother, landing at New York and coming direct to Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1862 he came to Jennings county, in which he resided
untilthe Angel of Death called him to his eternal home above. Soon after coming to Jennings county he, with his brother, became engaged in the shoe business at North Vernon. In 1872 he sold his interest in the shoe business and took up farming in which industry he continued until his death. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Marbour on Feb. 4, 1864, and unto this union were born two
and six daughters. He was a member of the Vernon Presbyterian church for many years and was a faithful member always living a consciencious and christian life, always doing unto others as he would have them do unto him. He leaves a wife, son, six daughters, brother and three sisters, besides a host of other relatives and friend, who can only find solace and comfort in the throught that "The
Good Lord, in his wisdom saw fit to call his sour to the Heavenly Home and He doeth all things well."
The funeral services were conducted at the home on Graham Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock by Rev. A. G. Yount, of the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Vernon cemetery. Find A Grave Link
God in His wisdom has seen fit to call unto himself Clara Louise the beloved daughter of James and Rebecca Shaw. Little Clara was born July 22, 1902 and departed this short life March 13, 1905, aged 2 years, 7 months, 20 days.
Her departure left a vacancy in the hearts of all who knew her. She was a bright and loving child and had a cheerful disposition always ready to share her playthings with sister and brother.
God called her home in the innocence of childhoods early morning. We feel with deepest sorrow the presence of baby's vacant place in our home. Yet for all this sorrow we have the priceless consolation that "God doeth all things well and soome day they will meet their little darling who awaits their coming in heaven. She leaves father, mother, sister and brother
and a host of friends who mourn her departure. Find A Grave Link
Also PARIS Column page 2
Little Clara, youngest daughter of James and Rebekah Shaw, died after a short illness of pneumonia, March 13th. She was a bright little girl and will be sadly missed in his home, as well as by others. Yet God saw fit to make her inhabitant of his heavenly home, where there is ample room for the many loved ones who should strive to meet her again. Funeral at Mt. Zion church
March 15th conducted by Rev. Craig.
MARCH 30, 1905 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Daniel L. Gray Daniel L. Gray, aged eighty one, died in his home in the Deer Creek neighborhood. He had been an invalid for the past twenty years. About two months ago he fell and fractured one of his legs which caused him a great deal of suffering. He was well known and highly respected.
Daniel Gray, an aged and respected citizen of this place, died at his home Friday, March 23. Funeral was conducted at the house by Rev. Duncan. Interment in the Vawter cemetery. Find A Grave Link
St. Magdalene Column Lanie, daughter of Fred and Hannah Wahlman, of Big Creek, died last Friday, March 24, of consumption and as laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at St. Magdalene Sunday. She was fifteen years old. She was such a kind and loving girl, and was respected by all who knew her and is greatly missed by all. There was a very large funeral. Find A Grave Link
DECEMBER 9, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
ARBUCKLE-Wm. Arbuckle, aged sixty-eight years, died suddenly at Deputy, Thursday night,- December 2 (1st). Mr. Arbuckle had gone to witness the basket ball game between the Kent and Deputy school teams, his grandson being a player on the Deputy team. During the game he called a few words to cheer to to grandson and a moment afterward fell to the floor dead. A sudden attack
of heart trouble was the cause of his death. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son. Funeral services were held Saturday. Find A Grave Link
NOVEMBER 28, 1912 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
CLARK-James W. Clark, aged 36 years, died at his home just west of this city, Saturday evening. The funeral services were held by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, at the home of Mrs. Ed. Long, a sister of the deceased. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and one child.
VANCE-George Vance, aged twenty-one years, died at the home of his parents, Evan Vance and wife, of this city, at 12:30 Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Essick, at the Baptist Church, in this city, Thursday morning and the remains will be interred in the City Cemetery. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers.
DOTY-Frank Doty, aged about seventy-two years, died at his home at Hayden Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Hayden, Thursday afternoon and the remains will be interred in Six Mile Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters and three sons.
The funeral of the little son of Milo Ashton and wife occurred at the home last Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Gardner, who indeed spoke comforting words to the friends of the little one, who was almost nine months old. Having been born afflicted, it can truthfully be said a little sufferer has been released. All was done to help in every way possible, but God alone
could relieve, so he called him to be an inhabitant of the Heavenly home, where all such will be perfect in body and mind and free from all pain.
FEBRUARY 17, 1917 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Miss Margaret Keelty was born at Lovett, Indiana, September 4th, 1878 and entered into Eternty in the evening of Sunday, February ll, 1817, after an illness of several months of pernicious anemia. Her funeral services were conducted at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Scipio, February 14th, and she was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery North Vernon.
Margaret's parents died when she was a little child, and she spent practically her entire life at Hegem Indiana, where she resided with her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Sweeney, and her cousin, James P. Tolen.
The subject of this sketch needs no extended obituary, since her memory is written in the hearts of her sorrowing relatives and of the many who called her friend.
The whole life was an example of devotion to duty, and even in her last days, while her whole body was being racked by the dread disease of which she was a victim her throughts were more for the welfare of those whom she regarded as committed to her care than for her own suffering. Indeed she born her suffering with such fortitude, and retained such a cheeful disposition
to the last that friends could not realize that the end of her earthly journey was so near.
Her friendships were as broad as her acquaintance, and were not bounded by any sect or creed, as was manifested by the anixous solitude of the entire neighborhood for her recovery and their many acts of kindness during her illness, as well as by the many floral offerings contributed.
Besides the relatives with whom she lived to whom she was as a staff to lean upon, she leaves two brothers, Lawrence, of Madison, Indiana, and Frank, of Washington D. C., both of whom were with her at the end.
Paraphrasing the words of the poet, it may be said.
"We can not say, we will not say,
That she is dead-she is just away." Find A Grave Link
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy and many acts of kindness of all our neighbors and other friends in connection with the illness, death and burial of our beloved sister niece and cousin. Margaret Keelty.
Miss Margaret Sweeney
James P. Tolen
Frank J. Keelty
MARCH 8, 1917 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Rahshopf (Rahskopf)-Mrs. Matilda Rahskopf, aged thirty-five years, died at her home in this city, Saturday morning, March 3rd. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church, Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor. Rev. John Befus, and the remains were interred in the City Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, Charles
Rahskopf and one little daughter, Gail. Find A Grave Link
Webster-Sanford Webster, aged 76 years, died at his home in this city, Friday night, March 2nd. The remains were interred in the City Cemetery, Sunday morning. His wife and several sons and daughters survive. Find A Grave Link
SAMULOWITZ-Mrs. Elizabeh Samulowitz, aged 75 years, died at her home at Brewersville, Sunday, March 4th. The remains were interred in the Kellar Cemetery, Monday afternoon. She was the widow of John Samulowitz whose death occurred just one week previous to hers. Find A Grave Link
GRIFFITH-John H. Griffith, aged 68 years, died at his home at Hayden Thursday, March 1st. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, at Hayden, Saturday, and the remains were interred in the Hayden Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
OBITUARY Sarah Agnes Mosley was born in Virginia, May 25, 1844. Died in Indianapolis, January 26, 1917, age 72 years, 8 months and 1 day. She with her parents came to Butlerville Indiana, in 1860, soon locating near San Jacinto, living in Bigger Township for 32 years. She was married to Washington W. Anderson, April 14, 1867, who died June 30, 1894. To this union were born
four sons and one daughter, the youngest son dying at the age of six years. The second son Frank died at the age of forty-four. Two sons remain, the oldest Oliver M. Anderson of Bigger Township, the third son Howard Anderson, and Mrs. Rilla Ralston, both of Indianapolis. She was later married to Geo. Ralston, August 6, 1895, who died March 19, 1897. Besides the three children left to mourn
her departure are three sisters, Mrs. Leana Hayden, of California, Mrs. Fanny McDowell and Mrs. Henriette Conboy, of Jennings County also one brother John O. Mosley, of Kansas, and eight grandchildren. She was a member of Rush Branch Church for over 25 years, then changing her membership to Butlerville, then Oden, then Castleton and last to Indianapolis, always attending services whenever her
health permitted. Her departure will be keenly felt by her two sons but more so by the daughter who never knew what it was to be separated from mother. All was done that could be done for her but the time had come when friends could do no more and the Father in Heaven who doeth all things well, looked down and seeing her life's work was finished called her home to meet her loved ones who had
gone before. Let us look into him and say, Thy will Oh! Lord be done! Find A Grave Link
CARD OF THANKS
We take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to those who gave assistance at the sad time of the death and burial of our mother.
Oliver M. Anderson,
Mrs. Rilla Ralston
JUNE 10, 1891 - VERNON JOURNAL
Life is a pilgrimage extending from the cradle to the grave. Almost 76 years ago Robt. W. Weatherinton entered upon life's journey. He was born in Augusta, Bracken county, Ky., Nov. 27th, 1815, and there his childhood days were spent. He came to Vernon in 1837, a young man of 22 years of age, and almost his entire life has
been spent here. It is true that on several occasions he has gone from this place and been absent one, two, or possibly three years, but his absence was only temporary and he doubtless regarded this as his home. I may safely say that he is not a stranger in this community. The people who gather around his lifeless from this day to pay the las tribute of respect to the departed are acquaintances,
neighbors and relatives.
I need not give you a history of father Wearthinton, the volume of his life lies before you. And while the last page of active duties has been written, the book is still open for your inspection and persual, and as you scan the pages ore drawing from memories store house, you will recall some friendly word and generous deed by the lips spoken and the hands performed that
now lie silent and cold before us. In this, as in the volume of every life a faithful record has been kept. The recording angel not only enters our shining virtues, but also our weaknesses and infirmities. Oh let us daily so live that when our record is completed and spread out for inspection of others who linger behind us there may be found inscribed on every page, earnest words and noble deeds
saying to all, he lived not for self but for God and humankind. He was first married in the fall of 1839, to Miss Mirinda Cowell. As a result of this union there was born unto them five children, four of which with their mother have passed from earth. He was married the second time Nov. 1862, to Miss Jennie Pettit, result of this marriage was 10 children, 9 of which remain and with the bereaved
mother mourn their loss.
28 years ago, Nov. 16th past, Robert Weatherinton and Miss Jennie Pettit publicly entered into the sacred and heaven honored relation of husband and wife. To-day that relatioon does not exist. June 3rd, in the early morn came the messenger, Death, and dissolved that relation by summoning away the husband, and to-day the widowed wife clad in garments of mourning sits weeping
by his coffin-side.
I have spoken of sons and daughters. I see them here. Clad in sable garments. I see the expression of sorrow upon each face, the tear drops that glitter a moment in the eye, then falls to give place to others. Why all this! It is because death has dissolved the relation that existed between these children and their father. Since the morning of June 3rd, they have been
Death may destroy eathly relations, snatch from our embrace our loved ones and leave us broken hearted and weeping upon the shores of time. But death cannot intercept or destroy our love for the departed ones. No, we love them, and linger around the new made mound with oft repeated expression of our undying affection.
Pure love is of God and is eternal. Friends die, but love lives on, lives ever in spite of death, and since God is love I commend this widowed wife and your fatherless children to the God above who desires ever to be the friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
I must not close this sketch without mentioning father Worthington's soldier life. I have not at my command the dates of enlistment and discharge, or of leading events that occurred during his term of service. At this remote period from the war, it is somewhat difficult to obtain, but I may say some things in a general way. He enlisted near the beginning of the war in Co. A
12th Regt. Ind. Vol. He was promoted to the rank of first Lieu'nt for bravery at the battle of Richmond, Ky. This position he held to the close of his service. When he returned home, he was much wasted by disease. His physician and family did not think he could long survive. But bravely he and his friends fought with his ailments and were in part successful. This unequal warfare was continued for
a much longer period than his most intimate friends thought possible. I do not know how many battles he and his regiment fought. I know not how many enemies they encountered, but I do know he encountered one enemy that was more than his equal-the enemy death. I know he fought one battle in which he was not victorious, that battle terminated June 3rd, when the spirit of Robert W. Weatherinton took is
Father Weatherinton's afflictions began in the army and he has not been free from bodily ailments since. His malady might be called legion, for they were many, and under such a combination of diseases it was difficult to afford much relief. But all that could be done by physician and friends was cheerfully and promptly attended to. Loved ones waited night and day by his bed
side not only answering his calls but anticipating his wants and only too glad when they could relieve them. But all was vain; the morning of June 3rd, 1891, he quietly fell asleep in death. Aged 75 years, 6 months and 6 days.
No more will he require medical skill and healing balms, no more will he need the tender ministrations of loved ones. No, he has gone beyond the reach of human aid, into a world where things are unchangable and eternal. All that remain for us to do was tenderly and lovingly to lay his wasted form to rest in the silent grave, for of the body it is written, "Dust thou art, and unto
dust thou shalt return."
His funeral services were conducted by Revs. Elwyn and Childs attended by a large congregation of neighbors, relatives and members of the G. A. R. After which his remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery.
The afflicted family have the sympathy of the entire community. T.A.C. Find A Grave Link
OCTOBER 17, 1894 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Death has again invaded one of our homes. On Friday evening, October 5th, at 6 o'clock, Mr. Dillis Hartwell calmly and peacefully breathed his last and his noble spirit left its earthly tenement to take up its abode in the beautiful spirit world. He lived to be 76 years of age; was the father of three children, two of whom were present at the time of his death. Mr. Hartwell
was sick for many months with pneumonia. The best medical skill and devoted nursing at the hands of his children failed to arrest its fatal progress, but he bore his suffering without a murmer. He was a devoted member of the Baptist church at Tea Creek, but his ill health prevented his constant attendance, but in his home he was a noble husband and kind, loving father. He was in the sweetest sense of the
word a gentleman. He had the spirit of the Master and his presence seemed like a benediction, for he fulfilled that beautiful passage of scripture: "His children raised up and call him blessed." The removal of such a father, at a time to when he seemed to be so much needed is an unsolved mystery. Thou shalt know hereafter. Jehova says: "As the Heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher
than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." At last the call came. As he lay with mind unclouded thinking not of himself but of his family, the angel of death stole gently and softly in, sparing him any longer agony or trial. It seemed that any word of prayer must not be for hims, as if he needed them, but for ourselves, and that the light of eternal life shining before him might shine for us
also. Tenderly he was laid to rest by the side of that dear one who had shared his joys and sorrows for 49 years. As the grave hid from our view all that was mortal the farewells were spoken and sad hearts felt that another sheaf had been garnered. Find A Grave Link
OCTOBER 24, 1894 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
At her home near San Jacinto, on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21st, Martha Hand, aged 68 years, 8 months and 9 days.
Martha Ann Johnson was born in Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1826. At an early age she come with her parents to this county, where she has since resided. In 1848 she was united in marriage to Phillip Hand. To them were given four sons and three daughters. Early in life she obeyed the voice of her Master and united with the Graham Baptist church, where she has been a faithful member attending
as often as possible till confined to her home by sickness. She was a faithful and devoted wife, a kind and loving mother, and although an invalid for a long time, confined to her room for nearly two years, yet she bore her affliction without complaint till on Sunday afternoon she passed quietly and peacefully to rest leaving a husband, four sons, one daughter and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
There is no flock however watered and tended
But one dead lamb is there
There is no fireside howso'er defended
But has one vacant chair
In that great clolster's stillness and seclusion
By guardian Angels led
Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution
She lives whom we call dead
Yet there is no death; what seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian
Whose portal we call death M. H.
APRIL 16, 1890 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Sard Byfield, of Boone county, arrived here on the night of March 31st, and staid until his father's death.
Died; On the morning of April 8th, at this place, B. F. Byfield, of consumption. The funeral services were conducted at Graham Presbyterian church by Rev I. Turner, and the remains were deposited in the Graham cemetery.
The community has lost a good citizen, his wife a kind and devoted husband, the Masonic Order an honorable member, and the Baptist church a good worker. Find A Grave Link
We also record the death of Mrs. Melvina Bacon, who was born and raised in this county, but of late years has made her home in the West. At time of her death, she was with her son-in-law, I. S. Gardner, near Fairbury,
Nebraska. Several weeks ago, she was prostrated with influenza, but recovered, then took cold which terminated in pneumonia, causing her death on April 2nd. Deceased was a sister to J. M. Marsh, near this place, and was about 60 years of age.
She had many friends throughout Jennings and Jackson counties, who will be grieved to learn of her death.
With saddened hearts and weeping eyes.
We follow loved ones to the tomb
Yet they have gained the "lasting prize"
Their souls freed from this world's gloom.Find A Grave Link
Died, on the 11th inst. Mrs. Mary Brewer, after a long and protracted illness. Remains were interred at the Kellar Cemetery last Saturday afternoon.
Geneva Letter Mrs. Ellen Hughes, who lived with her parents, near Oak Grove church, died Sunday evening, April 13th. Find A Grave Link
SEPTEMBER 9, 1915 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
SIENER-Mrs. Catherine Siener, aged sixty-one years, wife of Peter Siener, died at 4:30 o'clock, Friday morning, September 3rd, at her home on Hoosier Street. Mrs. Siener was the mother of nine living children, all of whom, with their father,
were present at her bedside when the summons came. She was a fine example of a pious, Christian woman and a devoted wife and mother, and the sympathy of a host of friends is extended to the husband and children who are bereft of her gentle presence and loving
companionship. Floral tributes that filled every available space in the room around her bier were mute testimonials of the esteem in which she was held by old and young. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, having also a membership in the St. Mary's
Society and Needle and Thread Club of that church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. T. Widerin, at St. Mary's Church, at nine o'clock Monday morning and the remains were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The surviving children are: Anna, Christine, Bertha, Lizette, Helen, Arthur and Walter, of this city' Mrs. Clara Pooley, of Louisville; and Frank Siener, of Birmingham, Ala.
COMMISKEY DEPT. By Mrs. Lulu A. Hartwell
The funeral of Matthew A. Wells, of North Vernon, was held here last Thursday following the arrival of the noon train upon which the remains were brought to this place, his former home, where the old friends and neighbors, as well as loved
relatives paid their last tribute to one they had always honored while living. The large crowd, silent and sorrowful, who greeted the funeral party upon its arrival, the crowded church called by the solemn tolling of the old bell, all testified to the brotherly
love and esteem they held for their old friend and neighbor, who had grown up and lived most of his life in our community. This their silent greeting was all they could give to him upon his last arrival at his old home. The funeral services were conducted by Rev.
Frank Overman. Several beautiful songs were sung by the choir. After services the remains were taken to Old Coffee Creek Cemetery for burial.
Mr. Wells was a christian, also an old soldier of the Civil War, and at his request the flag was buried with him. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and also the K. of P. lodge. Both orders participated in the funeral exercises. Among those
from a distance attending the funeral were Howard Wells, a brother, of Columbus, Ind., Mrs. S. D. Adams, of Brewersville, Hill McClanahan and sister, Vard Graham and wife, of Dupont, and Willie Utzinger and family, of Seymour, Ind. Mr. Wells leaves a widow, one
sister, four brothers and several other relatives. He was 67 years of age. Find A Grave Link
KLINE-Raymond Kline the four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kline died this morning at the parents home north of town. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been arranged. Find A Grave Link
OCTOBER 3, 1888 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Died, Saturday morning, September 29th, 1888, of fever, Jennie, wife of James Waughtel, jr. She had been quite sick for a few days, but hope were entertained for her recovery; but alas! the silent messenger came and bore her spirit away into
the Great Beyond. A family of sic helpless children have lost a good kind mother, a husband has lost a worthy companion, and the community mourns the loss of a kind neighbor and friend. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all. The remains were interred in the
Reddington cemetery yesterday, the services being conducted by Rev. Harvey Jackson, of Charlestown, Ind. Oct. 1st STAR
MARCH 5, 1886 - COLUMBUS DAILY HERALD
Dr. F. M. Mothershead Fabricius McCalla Mothershead was born in Scott county, Kentucky, May 5th, 1831.
He was the son of Nathaniel Mothershead and Cerena (Threlkeld) Mothershead, who were natives of Kentucky. His parents died when he was a child, and he went to live with his grandfather Threlkeld, with whom he remained until his 13th year.
Afterwards he lived with his uncle four years, attending common schools in his neighborhood. He then went to the house of his fathers brother, Dr. I. (J) L. Mothershead. While there he attended the "old seminary" about thirteen months and then returned to Kentucky
and entered Georgetown College, from which he graduated in the classical course in 1853, at the age of twenty-two years.
He then returned to Indianapolis and commenced the study of medicine with his uncle, Dr. Mothershead. Attended one course of lectures at the old Jefferson Medical College, of Philadelphia, and graduating the following year, 1856, at the Medical
University of Louisville, Ky.
He was married at Indianapolis Sept. 5th, 1855 to Caroline M. Morris, daughter of Milton and Abigail (Thayer) Morris. She was the mother of eleven children, only three of whom, Leland, Dessie and Mrs. Walter Wallace are living.
Dr. Mothershead practiced medicine for about ten years, but was compelled to abandon his chosen profession on account of failing health.
In 1867 he located in Columbus, Indiana, and commenced the practice of dentistry, which he continued until stricken by his last illness. His first wife having died, he was married a second time, in June, 1883, to Miss Martha A. Norris, daughter
of William Norris, of Ripley, Brown county, Ohio, who survives him.
Dr. Mothershead, from his early youth, has been a member of the Baptist Church, and while ardently devoted to the church of his choice, and an able defender of its faith and practice, yet he was ever ready to join in worship with Christians of
other denominations. His church knew him as a faithful member, safe counselor and devoted Christian, always taking an active part in promoting the prosperity of the church and Sabbath school, with which he had so long been connected.
He was a member of four benevolent orders-the Masonic Fraternity, the Odd Fellows, the Royal Areaneum and the Knights of Honor, and a member of the Bartholomew County Medical Association.
His last illness, pleura pneumonia, was brief but painful, which he bore with great patience. His physicians and family did everything in their power to relieve him but without success. So rapid was its work that in less than three days his spirit
passed away from earth to the Heaven he had so often spoke of in life. He retained full possession of all his faculties almost to the last.
A short time before his death he called for his family, gave each one a memento, gave some directions and advice as to their future course, and when asked if he desired to say anything more, he said that he wanted the good will of all the community
to his family. Then in a short time breathed out the life which had been spent in devotion to his family and his God and the cause of humanity.
He was a well cultured man, of fine literary tase and strong form of character, and whatever he undertook called forth his best efforts. He stood high in his profession, and acquitted himself with credit in everything he undertook.
He was of a genial and cheerful disposition, ardent in his attachment to his friends, and will be mourned by a large circle of friends. Find A Grave Link
MAY 9, 1900 - VERNON JOURNAL
DIED Hiram T. Read was born February 14, 1824, near Vernon, Ind. He departed this life April 20, 1900, aged 76 years, 2 months and 6 days. In the days of his youth he remembered his Creator and sought and found the Saviour of sinners. He united with the
Vernon Baptist church, then under the pastoral care of that faithful and efficient man of God, Elder Taylor Stott, Nov. 1837, and had remained a worthy and faithful member of the same except about eleven months spent in Franklin, Ind. Brother Read was not like some are, a
silent member of the church, he was there for service and not for show. For twenty-three years he was Sunday School Superintendent, for many years church clerk, and always ready to do his part. He will be greatly missed in the church, the community and the family. He was
twice married, first to Catherine Vawter, who died in 1878, and April 20, 1881 to Miss Francis Dooly, who with his children (by his first wife), one brother, other relatives and a host of friends mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. A. Childs,
a former pastor.-Baptist Outlook. Find A Grave Link
APRIL 6, 1892 - VERNON JOURNAL Sarah Boner
Died March the 26th, 1892, after a number of years of severe suffering. She was Born in Kentucky, March the 18th. 1810, and came with her parents to Jennings County, Ind., in 1815. At the age of eighteen she was married to Elisha Boner with whom she
lived in happy wedlock some fifty-six years. She united with the Vernon Baptist church in May, 1839, and a faithful and consistent christian life until her death. She was a true friend to the poor and needy and faithful help in sickness and distress. Sister Boner has been
a great sufferer for many years but has always borne her afflictions with christian fortitude, and almost the last words she uttered were "I am ready and willing to go." Her funeral was in her home church in Vernon Ind., March 27th; attended by a congregation of friends; the
writer preached the sermon from 2nd Tim; 4-6 "I am ready" after which the remains were laid by the side of her husband in the Vernon Cemetery where we left Old Brother and Sister Boner to sleep til the Trump of God shall sound to call us all into his presence to judge us
according as our works have been; may we all be ready, and willing to go. T. J. M. Find A Grave Link
NOVEMBER 6, 1889 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Died, on the 1st of November, 1889 of paralysis, while on a visit to her brother, Boyd H. Shepherd, near Lebanon, Mrs. Emily K. Claypole, daughter of Joshua and Mary Shepherd, old settlers of Jennings county, where the deceased was born on the 19th of
January, 1846, and married to Wm. Claypole the 14th of December 1872. She leaves a husband and two children, aged respectfully 14 and 15, she united with the Methodist church in her girlhood and was a consistent member of the same until two years ago when for convenience she
joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was also a strict advocate of temperance, being a member of the Womans Christian Temperance Union. Rev. W. P. McKinsey, of the Lebanon M. E. church, conducted the burial services with the interment at Center Baptist Cemetery, on
Sunday, November 3d, 1889. Living in the hope of glorious immortality, for "we are such stuff as dreams are made of and our live are ended with a sleep," the subject of this sketch like a vexed bark tossed on the waves of pain and pleasure, has crossed the gulf of troubled
waters and found perhaps that "Death is but the crown of Life." Find A Grave Link
FEBRUARY 8, 1912 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
McFADDEN-James McFadden, aged 63 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. W.(M.) T. Lindley, Thursday morning, February 1st. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. L. Essick, Friday afternoon at three o'clock, at the residence, after which the
remains were taken to Vernon Cemetery for interment. The deceased is also a brother of Mrs. Sam Lupton, of this city. Find A Grave Link
CASEY-Mrs. John Casey, aged about 37 years, died at her home near Scipio Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church at Scipio, Saturday morning by Rev. Father Garrity, after which the remains were interred in the Scipio
Cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband and five children, the youngest of whom is but seven months old. Find A Grave Link
KLEIN-Joseph Klein was born in Niederborm, Province of Alsace, France, Nov. 23, 1841. He attended the parochial school at that place and afterward attended the renowned College of Eillsenheim, Alsace, from which he graduated in 1857. Hearing of the good
prospects in this country he decided to come here and left the town of his birth Oct. 17, 1857 for the seaport, Harve, France, sailing from there on Oct. 24th. and landing in New Orleans Dec. 27th. Here he found a position in a wholesale house and stayed there until 1859. In
1859 he left New Orleans and came to Ripley County, Indiana, where he had a brother who was a priest and was in charge of the parish of St. Nicholas, Ripley County. From there he went to Oldenburg, where he had a position as teacher of drawing in the convent school. He thhen
took a position as school teacher at St. Nicholas which he held until the year 1864 when he held until the year 1864 when he bought one hundred acres of land, north of this city, which was then a strip of woods. In August 1865 he hired men to hew logs for a house and on Oct. 12th,
of that year he was married to Barbara Diershel, from Ripley County, at St. Ann's Church, Rev. Father Missi, performing the ceremony. He took his bride to his new home where he resided until his death. Sunday, February 4th, 1912. He kept purchasing more land all the time until at
the time of his death the Klein farm numbers 340 acres. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Rev. Jos. I Klein, of Plantersville, Texas and Frank X. and John G., who made their home on the farm with their father; also three daughters, Mrs. Mary Hulsman, of Lufkin, Texas;
and Misses Anna and Lena Klein who reside with their parents. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. L. T. Widerin, at St. Mary's Church, Tuesday morning, after which the remains were laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery. The deceased was one of the best known and respected
farmers and men of the county. Find A Grave Link BIEDERT-John Henry, son of Henry and Mary Biedert was born Oct. 22, 1867 and died February 3rd, 1912, aged 44 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was married to Anna Marguerite Wagner, Sept. 6th, 1891. He united with the Weston Baptist Church, Jan. 25, 1912
and was very sincere in this great step he had taken and in the last hour of his life told his wife that he was going to die and that he was ready to go. He read his bible until ten o'clock the evening before he departed this life. He was an honest industrious upright citizen and
will be sorely missed by his wife and many friends and neighbors. He leaves a wife and five brothers to mourn for him; George, William and Lewis, of Lovett Township, Wesley of Seattle, Washington, and Jake, of Finley, Ill. Find A Grave Link
HAMANT-Sarah E. Hamant, wife of Charles Hamant, died Tuesday, February 6th at her home just south of this city. The deceased was sixty-two years old and her death was rather sudden, being the result of a stroke of paralysis. She was a member of the Christian
Church and was held in esteem by a large circle of friends. She was survived by her husband, two sons, John and Arthur, of this city, one daughter Miss Mayme, and a sister Mrs. Margaret Goodnow, both of Excelsor, Minnesota. Funeral services will take place from the residence Friday
and the remains will be interred in the City Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
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RETTIG-Mrs. Elizabeth Rettig, aged eighty-two years, died Sunday morning, April 2nd, at her home on Fourth Street, this city. Funeral service was held at the residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. W. D> Cole, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
The burial took place at Vernon. She is survived by three sons and one daughter; Frank Rettig, of this city; Henry Rettig, of Logansport; John Rettig, of Marion; and Miss Elizabeth Rettig, of this city. Fourteen grandchildren also survive. Find A Grave Link WELLS-Mrs. Bridget Wells, aged seventy-seven years, died at her home in this city, at 7:30 o'clock Friday morning, April 30th. Funeral service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, at nine o'clock Tuesday morning, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M. J. Rouck. The
burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Al Matthews, of Alberquerque, New Mexico, and by three sons: John Wells, of Detroit, Mich., Frank Wells, of Alberquerque, New Mexico and Thomas Wells, of this city. Find A Grave Link
WERNER-Theodore Werner, aged seventy-nine years, a former resident of Jennings County, died at the Soldiers Home, at Marion, Wednesday, April 28th. The burial took place at Fostoria, Ohio, Friday. He is survived by three children: Mrs. Morin Summerfield, of
Ludlow Kentucky. and Herbert and Earl Werner, of Toledo, Ohio. Find A Grave Link
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MRS. ED WILLIAMS DIED AT RICHMOND
Funeral and Burial Took Place Here This Afternoon Mrs. Ed. Williams, a former resident of this city died Monday, May 10th, at the Reed Hospital, at Richmond, where she had been taken from her home at Bloomington, three weeks before, for a surgical operation.
The body was brought to this city, Tuesday evening, and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. McClure on South State Street, where the funeral service was held at two o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Shirey, of Ft. Wayne, a former pastor of the Presbyterian
Church of this city. The burial took place in the City Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son Clyde Williams, Wichita, Kansas and one grandson.
Mrs. Williams was formerly Miss Ella Breedlove, of Monrovia, Ind. and she came to this city with Mr. Williams shortly after their marriage. They resided here until about nine years ago when they went to Pensacola Florida, and after a year at that place came back to Indiana
and located at Bloomington, which place had since been her home, Mr. Williams being in business there.
Her death was due to blood poisoning following a mastoid operation, which became necessary on account of an affliction which she suffered as a result of an attack of influenza. She had a large circle of friends here who are grieved over her death and extend sympathy to
the bereaved husband. Find A Grave Link
AGED CITIZEN PASSES AWAY Joseph Isaac Reynolds, aged eighty five years, died at the home of his grand-daughter, Mrs. Homer Harlow, at about seven o'clock. Saturday evening, May 8th, after a short illness of pneumonia. Funeral service was held at the First M. E. Church at two o'clock Monday afternoon
and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. C. P. Gibbs and under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Reynolds became ill at his home in this city, and as he lived alone, it was thought best to take him to his grand-daughter's home, where he could be better cared for. At first his illness was not considered serious, but pneumonia developed and he lasted but a few days.
He is survived by three sons Morton H. Reynolds, of Arkansas; and Marion O. Reynolds, of Anderson. Twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren also survive.,
Among those from a distance who attended the funeral of J. I. Reynolds, Monday, were: Mrs. Mary Reynolds, Miss Edith Reynolds, Sam Reynolds and son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reynolds and Mrs. Lella Peregrine, of Indianapolis, Marion Reynolds and family, of Anderson, Mrs. Sarah
Idlewein, Mrs. Sarah Goble, Adam Idlewein, Wesley Idlewein, John Idlewein and Ed Idlewein, of Westport. Find A Grave Link
KARL KIND(N)NEAR FATALLY INJURED
Body Badly Crushed and Death Came Few Hours Later
Karl Kinnear, aged about thirty-three years, was badly injured in an accident at the J. M. Stearns & Son saw mill, two miles east of Dupont, Monday morning. He was caught under a log which rolled from a wagon and his body was so badly crushed that death resulted a few hours
Although there were several persons nearby when the accident occurred, no one was an eye witness, but the best explanation of the accident that can be had is that Mr. Kinnear
had loaded a log on the wagon and was stooping to adjust the chain, when the log rolled off catching him beneath it.
Men at work in the mill and woods ran to his assistance but when the unfortunate man was taken from beneath the log, it was discovered that many bones were broken and his body badly crushed. Physicians from Dupont and Madison were called but very little could be done to
relieve him. The accident happened at 10:30 in the morning and his death occurred at his home at Dupont, at 9:30 o'clock Monday night.
He is survived by his wife and two children. Find A Grave Link MAY 13, 1920 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER, Page 2
OBITUARY Nancy Jane Spencer, daughter of Julia and Jax(ck)son Spencer, was born March 10th, 1841 and departed this life April 28, 1920, aged 79 years 1 month and 18 days. On March 2nd she was married to Robert Dunlap. To this union were born two children,
Cary Charlotte and Sarah Elizabeth, the latter having died in February 1881. Losing her hsband and in 1886 she lived a widow quite a while and once more united in marriage with Hoyt B. Weaver, and was again bereaved, living as a widow until her death, which occurred at the home of a relative. A fall
hastened her death causing her to suffer many weeks, but thru all she was patient and trustful, hoping until the last to recover, and wishing to remain in this world until her God saw fit to move her. She was a Christian all thru life, being a member of the North Vernon Baptist Church at the time of
her death. No one had a wider circle of friends than "Aunt Jane" as she was known by everyone. Always kind and hospitable when in her own home she was a welcome visitor in many homes where her presence will be greatly missed. She was especially kind to little children who all loved her dearly. Many
were kindly thought of by her for flowers and messages sent her during her illness. Those who most feel their loss are her daughter Mrs. Charlotte Fitzgerald, four grandchildren, Forrest & Ernest Fitzgerald, Mrs. Grace Jame and Mrs. Mabel Gruber, and four great-grandchildren, Marian and Horrace James,
Robert Lee Fitzgerald, and Martha Charlotte Gruber. Surrounded by friends and relatives, she was tenderly laid to rest in Hayden Cemetery on Friday, April 30th. Find A Grave Link
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GUEENSVILLE COLUMN Granma Farran passed away Wednesday, of last week. Funeral services was held at the church here at 10:30 Friday morning by Rev. Fred Davis of Charlestown. Burial took place in Queensville cemetery. Among those who attended the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Johnson,
Mr. Elliott, Mrs. Bertha Elkins, all from Indianapolis. Ernest Williams, of Nevada, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Otto White, Mrs. White and daughter, Miss Minnie, Mrs. Wildey, Mrs. Mack Ray and Mrs. Sam Wolfinger, of North Vernon. Also same paper page 5 under DEATHS - FARRAN-Lemira Farran, aged
eighty years, died at her home at Queensville, Friday, and the burial took place in the Queensville Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
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NEALIS-Alfred Nealis, aged sixty six years, died at his home on the Hayden Pike west of this city Saturday, May 8th. Funeral service was held at the residence, Sunday afternoon, and the burial took place in the City Cemetery. Find A Grave Link
AGED MAN DIES SUDDENLY Samuel Smith, aged eightyfour years, dropped dead in a store at Westport, Monday, May 10th. The funeral was held at Westport, Wednesday. He was formerly a resident of Sardinia, but in recent years had lived at Westport. Find A Grave Link
MAY 20, 1920 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
While on a visit at Mrs. Vail Milholland's the three year old son of Mrs. Rex McCalip, died of double pneumonia. Mrs. McCalip is Mrs. Milholland's sister. The funeral was held at Columbus Sunday. Mrs. McCalip was formerly of this place and has the sympathy of the entire community. Find A Grave Link
OCTOBER 10, 1892 - VERNON JOURNAL
DIED-On October 5th, 1892- Charles Murphy, aged 96 years and 24 days. Possibly the oldest man in the county. He was born September 11th, 1796, in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was put as an apprentice to a shoemaker at the early age of 14 years, since which time he has always
made his own living until enfeebled by age. He worked on the bench until after he had passed his 90th mile stone making each of his five sons a pair of boots after having reached that age. He was married to Rachael Logan February 2, 1821. To which marriage were born to them twelve children, of who three
daughters yet survive. They moved to Columbiana county Ohio, in 1830, where on November 24th, 1844, he lost his wife. Again on March 12th, 1846, he was married to Sarah Prichett and unto them were born 5 sons, all of who survive as well as their mother. In 1860 together with his family he moved to this
county settling on Little Graham on the farm where Samuel Anderson now lives, in 1861 he moved to the farm now owned by Richard Ferrin, on Crooked Creek where his family lived till in the Spring of 1864, when they moved to Butlerville, on the property where he died, he having worked in Butlerville most of
the time during their stay on Crooked Creek.
Uncle Charley as he was familary called has won all for friends who have known him during the more than quarter of century he has lived here.
During the last few years of his life his hearing has been very defective but notwithstanding he was a constant church goer until he became too much enfeebled to attend. His advice and examples were always good and profitable to follow.
His remains were laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery, on Oct. 7th. The funeral was conducted by Elizabeth Milhous of the Friends church, and was one of the largest funerals that has ever taken place in this community. Find A Grave Link
MAY 2, 1894 - NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER
Sarah J. Murphy was born Sept. 6, 1810. Died April 22, 1894
Again in this ocean of human existence,
The time of eternal bliss has been thrown;
Another soul both aged and weary
Has been safely landed with God at Home.
Her childhood was spent among the hills of Columbiana county, Ohio. Here reared under the influence of Quakerism, her life was early moulded to follow its precepts. In 1846 she was married to Charles Murphy, by which marriage five sons were born, all of whom have families of their
own. In 1860 the family migrated to the vicinity of San Jacinto, this county. After residing here but a short time they moved to Butlerville, where she ever since resided. Here in this village her children came to manhood and went out to different vocations in life. Here in this locality her quiet and unpretending
life won for her the admiration of all. Her neighborly care and kindness has been appreciated by all. He neighborly care and kindness has been appreciated by all her neighbors. Modest and reticent in spiritual affairs, she exemplified meekness in religion. Here in her late residence she lived a quiet life.
This home was made the reunion place of the family. Here often the children came to see their aged parents. In October of '92 the family reunion was broken by the death of the husband and father. Her bereavement though great was borne with fortitude. The winter following was spent with her son in Michigan.
Returning home she was in moderately good health. About eight days previous to her death she was taken sick. The fatalness of the disease, pneumonia, with her age made the chances of her recovery doubtful. Her children were summoned home. The last few days, while so near death's door, were spent in quiet
submission to the inevitable. Only a short time before she died being able to recognize all her near ones. Her funeral took place on the 24th at Hopewell, where she was laid to rest by the side of her husband. Her record has been stated in these lines.
"Life's work well done,
Life's race well run,
Life's crown well won,
Now comes rest."
L. J. N. Find A Grave Link
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