Petersburg, Pike County, Indiana Newspaper

Courtesy of Rebecca Frier

 Mrs. Prentice M. Rumble   (Rosa Alverda Street, Died:  17 Sep 1923)

Verda, wife of Prentice M. Rumble died at the family home at three o'clock Monday afternoon after a long illness.

Mrs. Rumble's health began to fail some months ago, but the seriousness of her condition was not realized until a short time ago.  Everything known to the science of medicine was done for her relief but without avail.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church in this place at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon the 19th, inst., the Rev. Golden A. Smith being in charge and interment was made at Walnut Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Rumble was the daughter of Elijah and Angeline Street and was born in Alfordsville in Martin County January 28, 1877, being 46 years, 7 months, and 19 days old at the time of her death.  She had been a resident of this county since her marriage to Mr. Rumble. Their wedded life proved both happy and prosperous.  Mrs. Rumble was of great assistance to her husband in his business affairs, being a woman of decided business ability and who enjoyed the confidence of the people with whom she came into contact. 

While she never hesitated to devote her time to the assistance in his business she was never-the-less a model mother and wife whose first consideration was always her home.  The family has the sympathy of friends throughout this section of the county in their bereavement.

Mrs. Rumble is survived by her husband and four children, Claude, Esta, Denver, and Arbutus.


Courtesy of Rebecca Frier

 E.O. Harbison Age 84, Dies

 Elias O. Harbison, 84, died at his home on Loogootee Route One on Highway 45 south, at 2 p.m. Monday, October 10.  He had been ill about two years.

He was born Nov. 25, 1875 in Martin County, the son of Cyrus and Elvira Street Harbison.  He was married March 1, 1897 to Rillie May White.  Survivors are his wife, two sons, Walter, of Loogootee and Oather, of Trinity Springs, five daughters, Mrs. Francis Porter, Burns City; Mrs. Elva Walter, College Corner, Ohio; Mrs. Evans Roll, Paoli; Mrs. Alvin Burress, of Loogootee; Miss Naomi Harbison, at home.  One brother, Armin, of Detroit; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.  Two children are dead.

 He was a retired farmer, and was a charter member of Mt. Zion Church.

 Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at Mt. Zion Church with Rev. Hobart Whittenhill, Rev. Brose Bond and Rev. Eugene Henry officiating, with burial in South Union Cemetery.

The Sun-Commercial Newspaper
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Thursday, December 19, 1907

 Courtesy of Jean Sanneman


 Berry Street, who on Monday night attempted to commit suicide by drinking carbolic acid, is reported to be dying.  Street denied drinking the poison, saying that he had been robbed and been forced to drink the acid.  Indications are that the case is premeditated suicide, as he had taken out insurance and had on Monday received his insurance policies.  (Born:  May 1865, Rutherford Township, Martin County, IN.  Son of George R. and Catherine Anna Gray Street)

 The Sun-Commercial Newspaper
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Tuesday, December 24, 1907

By Coroner Beckes - Monday on the Death of Berry L. Street

Finds That Death Was Due to Carbolic Acid poisoning, But by Whom Administered, Is Not Known to Coroner

Coroner N.E. Beckes on Monday filed with Circuit Clerk Lewis his verdict on the death of the late Berry L. Street, whose death occurred on December 19, from the effects of carbolic acid poisoning, and concerning whose death there was considerable mystery, because of the fact that the indications pointed to suicide, while the deceased, before his death, stated that the poison was poured down his throat by two men who waylaid him while he was in the neighborhood of the Jordan saloon in North Vincennes.

The corner's verdict does not clear up the mystery, as it is to the effect that Berry L. Street came to his death Dec. 19, 1907 from the effect of carbolic acid poisoning, but by whom administered, or in what manner it was administered is unknown to the coroner; that the deceased was 43 years of age, was five feet and eight inches tall, had brown hair and grey eyes, dark complexion and that his nativity was American.  The verdict is accompanied by the sworn testimony of the widow of the deceased, Charles H. Smith, a neighbor and Dr. T.H. Maxedon, who was called to attend him.

 Each of these witnesses testify that Street, before his death, stated that two men waylaid him, poured the carbolic acid down his throat and then went through his pockets after which he broke away from them and ran to his home several blocks away, where he fell unconscious after entering the door.  The only description of the men that he could give was that one was a tall man dark haired and red complected, wearing an overcoat, while the other was a short man.  He stated that he thought the men poured the acid down his throat from a can.

 Mrs. Street testified that her husband had only recently taken out two insurance policies with the Western and Southern Insurance Co., that he had one drawn up payable to his wife and one payable to his married daughter.  She testified further that Mr. Street was in his usual good spirits when he ate supper, just previous to his going out on to the street where he alleges the carbolic acid was administered to him.

The Sun-Commercial Newspaper
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Thursday, September 27, 1851 

Courtesy of Jean Sanneman


Abraham G. Street, 78, living near the Band Mill Store on the Sixth Street road, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Thursday morning following a heart attack at his home Wesnesday evening.

He had been living with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Street.  He is survived by several gandchildren, a niece, Mrs. Catherine Smith of Orleans and a nephew George Street of Vincennes.

The body is at the Flummerfelt Chapel pending arrangements.  (Born November 1870 in Martin County, IN)