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ABELL-- Thomas, age 42 years, beloved husband of Christa Abell, father of Dollie, Robert, Joseph and Betty Abell, brother of Mrs. Lola McKibens, Mrs. Gladys Bradley, Alvin Abell and Herman Abell, all of Indianapolis, Audrey Abell, Charles Abell and Mrs. Margaret Friday of Evansville, Ind.; Mrs. Ella Bradley of Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Cascenda Howard and Albert Abell, Arkansas, and Mrs. Catherine McMillian of Cincinnati, O., passed away Jan. 11. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Shirley Bros. West Side Funeral Home, 2002 W. Michigan St. Friends invited. Burial Floral Park . Friends may call at the residence 329 N. Addison St. from noon Tuesday until noon Wednesday. - Indianapolis Times, no. 263, Tuesday,  January. 12, 1937, Page 16, Column 6 – shared by Carole Grant who states: “ The Abell family lived in Monroe County for many years.”


Henry O. Abram, 65, of Solsberry, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.  Born March 11, 1931 in Greene County, he was the son of Otha Abram and Cletis Wampler.  He was retired from the General Motors Plant in Indianapolis.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers and the Richland Church of Christ.  He is survived by his wife, Delores (Hamm) Abram; one son Larry D. Abram of Solsberry; two daughters, Patty Abram and Marsha English, both of Solsberry; four sisters, Juanita Hudson of Solsberry, Eveleen Johnson of Bloomington, Alice Baugh of North Carolina and Mary Carmichael of Smithville; one brother, George Miller of Wayne, Mich.; five grandchildren and three step grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence Abram and Russell Miller.  Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Green and Harrell Chapel with Brother Bill Adams and Brother Joe Hamm officiating.  Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Hendricksville.  Friends may call 2 – 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  – The Herald-Times, Monday, 25 November 1996, shared by Dorothy Hamm


Maxine E Abrams - Born September 10, 1920 in Byesville (doesn't say but probably IN) - Died August 6, 1997 Monroe Co., IN  Parents were James and Rosetta Blount.  Adoptive mother was Della McCoughlan. - Survived by daughter, Zinda Caughlin; foster brother, William Walters and foster sister, Thore Durben.  Preceded in death by husband, Clifford Abrams.  Services at Scott Funeral Home in Cambridge, OH - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN - Friday August 22, 1997 – shared by Judy Jefferson


George Acuff - Born September 1, 1904 in Stinesville, IN - Died March 12, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were George River and Sally (Williams) Acuff.  Survived by sons, William, Gene and Wilford Buel Acuff and brother Louis Acuff.  Preceded in death by his wife Beryl in 1988; brothers William, James and Lee Acuff and sisters, Chessie Medley, Sally Johantgan, Arminta Eaton and two infant sisters.  Services at Mount Pleasant Christian Church with burial at the church cemetery. – Herald-Times, 19 March 1993  – shared by Judy Jefferson


John Adams Died one night last week. Age 61. Lived near Hindustan in Washington Township., Monroe Co., Indiana. - Republican Progress, May 31, 1893


Jacob Adkins died at Martinsville, IN. on Aug. 14, 1889 from cystitis. Age 79. A former resident of Ellettsville and one of the early settlers of Monroe Co. - Bloomington Progress, 21 August 1889.


After being blind 15 years, James H. Alexander, 69 years old and a member of the Christian Church, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home 3 miles east of the city on the 10th Street Pike. Mr. Alexander was born and raised in Monroe County, was a good citizen and was the son of Jackson Alexander, whose death occurred just 33 ( sic) years ago. He leaves a wife and the following children: Ernest, Curtis, Harry and Roger Alexander, Mrs. Walter Chitwood and Mrs. Otto Binkley, also two sisters--Mrs. Mary Barnhill, this city, and Mrs. Sarah Crafton of Roachdale. Funeral at 2:30 Thursday at Mt. Gilead in charge of Rev. W. H. Smith and Rev. Amzi Atwater. – Bloomington Daily Telephone, 19 April 1916, Page 001

Mrs. Jennie Alexander died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Alexander, 821 Atwater Avenue.  Funeral at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the house. – Bloomington Evening World, 11 Feb 1914

Harry Alexander - Born December 11, 1883 in Monroe Co., IN  Died December 16, 1973 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were James H and Mary (Rogers) Alexander.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Wade (Mary) Lawhead; sons, Albert and James H. Alexander and sister, Mrs. Flora Binkley.  Preceded in death by first wife, Sarah (Fielder) Alexander; second wife, Laura (Dodds) Alexander; brothers, Curtis, Ernest and Roger; sister, Mrs. Bessie Hadley.  Services at Mt. Gilead Christian Church, burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.- Daily-Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday December 17, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Mrs. Sarah Alexander, 45 years old and wife of Thomas Alexander, died yesterday evening of stomach trouble at her home corner of Dunn and 14th street. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and one son. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral at 10:00 tomorrow morning at the Lincoln Street Church of Christ. – Bloomington Evening World Fri 12 Nov 1915


Mrs. Lula Kate Allen, 51, wife of William Allen, died at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in her home at 421 west 11th street. Her death, due to canter of the stomach, followed a long illness. She had been bedfast the last three weeks.  In addition to Mr. Allen, survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Chester Elliott, of Bloomington; a stepdaughter Mrs. Ray Chandler; three sisters, Mrs. Marion Hatton, of Bloomington, Mrs. Everett Clark and Mrs. Anna Brown, of Leesville, and nine grandchildren.  Member of Pentecost Church  The deceased was a member of the Pentecost church on east 16th street.  Funeral rites will be conducted from the Arthur Day Chapel at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Joseph M. Campbell, pastor of the South Side church, in charge. Burial will be in the Lucas cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World, 29 August 1933, Page 001

Robert O Allen - Born February 19, 1925 in Bloomington, IN  Died May 11, 1997 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were David and Ada (Mason) Allen.  Survived by his wife, Alberta (Reed) Allen; sons, Robert, Charles and David Allen; sisters, Nancy Reed, Ruth Gamer, Jean Chandler and Hilda Carmichael and brother, John Allen.  Preceded in death by daughter, Mary Ann Allen.  Services in Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial at Springville Cemetery. - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN - Tuesday May 13, 1997 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Adeline A Allgood, age 85 - Died June 29, 1959 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Gabriel A and Mary J (Cutright) Hendricks.  Survived by nephews Fred R Wilson and Merle Wampler and niece Lucille Auten.  Preceded in death by husband Rufus Allgood.  Services at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN – Monday, June 29, 1959 - shared by Judy Jefferson ( some of the information from my own records)

Charles T Allgood - Born September 21, 1877 in Putnam Co., IN - Died August 17, 1960 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Edmond and Mary (Adams) Allgood.  Survived by wife, Rose; daughters, Mrs. Robert L (Betty) Shields and Mrs. Jane Sullivan; sons Leroy, Charles E and Floyd; brother John and sisters, Mrs. Eva Chase and Mrs. Elizabeth Stiller.  Services at Allen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday, August 18, 1960, shared by Judy Jefferson

Edward Allgood - Age 75, born in Kentucky- Died December 13, 1920 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Phillip and Hannah Clem Allgood  Survived by sons, John, Charles, Rufus and Ora; daughters, Mrs. Frank Chase and Mrs. David Yoder.  Services at the home of son, John. - Bloomington Evening World, Bloomington, IN - Tuesday, December 14, 1920

John Allgood, Age 92 - Died February, 8, 1961 in Monroe Co., IN - Parents were Edmond and Mary (Adams) Allgood.  Survived by sons, Clarence and Leslie; daughter Mrs. Fred (Edna Pearl) Heitger and sisters Mrs. Frank Chase and Mrs. Horace Stiller.  Preceded in death by his wife Laura in 1942.  Services at Allen Funeral Home, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone on Thursday February 9, 1961   - shared by Judy Jefferson ( some of the information from my own records)

Ora Allgood - Born July 28, 1883 in IN - Died December 20, 1947 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Edmond and Mary (Adams) Allgood.  Survived by wife, Bessie Jane (Langley); daughter, Lilly Shields; sons Lowell, Doyle and Robert Lee; stepchildren, Edward Altop and Bertha Brosman; brothers, John, Rufus and Charles and sisters Lizzie Yoder and Eva Chase.  Services at Eleventh Street Pentecostal Church with burial in Valhalla cemetery. - Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, December. 22, 1947– shared by Judy Jefferson

Rufus Allgood - Born July 9, 1870 in Washington Co., IN - Died June 14, 1949 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Edmond and Mary Adams Allgood.  Survived by wife, Adaline; brothers, John and Charles; sisters Mrs. Frank Chase and Mrs. Horace Stiller and foster sons, Fred Wilson and Merle Wampler.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. - The World Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15, 1949


Maudia B. Solomito Arney, 94, Fortville, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007. She was born October 15, 1912 in Monroe Co., Indiana to the late William and Carrie Shields Clark. Maudia graduated from Smithville High School, Class of 1930. She married Savario Veto Solomito November 1, 1930 and he preceded her in death July 27, 1937. She then married Dasel E. Arney September 1, 1938 and he also preceded her in death November 15, 1981. Maudia worked for Indiana University as a custodian for 15 years and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in Indianapolis and Tampa, FL. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 16, at 3:00 p.m. at Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington, IN. Maudia is survived by her daughters, Colleen Craig and Alberta L. Lashbrook; five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Final care and arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Rd. Chapel.   – The Indianapolis Star, 14 Jul 2007


Clyde Arnold, age 63 - Born in Shelby Co., IN - Died January 29, 1948 in Bloomington, IN  Survived by wife Lula; daughters, Marjorie Ketchem, Alice Gobert, Viola Boltinghouse & Helen Epperson; sons, Everett, Eugene, Frank, Robert & Richard; brother Ralph.  Services at Allen chapel, burial in Valhallia Memorial Park – shared by Judy Jefferson

 Lula Arnold, age 72 - Born April 30, 1896 in Monroe Co., IN - Died March 16, 1969 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Andrew J & Martha Stephens Polley - Survived by daughters Marjorie Ketchem, Alice Gobert, Viola Boltinghouse & Helen Sonneborn; sons Everett, Robert, Harry, Frank & Richard; sister Blanche Freeman  Services at Eastside Church of the Nazarene, burial at Valhalla Memory Gardens – shared by Judy Jefferson

Ray, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Arnold, near the Consolidated Stone quarry, died Saturday night of summer complaint. The funeral was held at ten o’clock Sunday in charge of the Rev. Joseph Campbell and interment took place at Rose Hill cemetery. – The Bloomington Evening World 13 Jul 1914 Page 4

Robert Logan Arnold, one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ear Arnold, died this morning at 8 o’clock of pulmonary tuberculosis at the home on west Kirkwood Avenue. The funeral will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in charge of Rev. Porter. Burial at Rose Hill. – Bloomington Evening World Fri 16 Jul 1915


Cecil Mabel, the 3 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Arwine just southeast of the city, died today and burial will be tomorrow afternoon at Elins cemetery in Brown county. (probably Elkins cemetery, but article has Elins) – Bloomington Daily Telephone, 21 August 1923  – shared by Judy Jefferson


Henrietta Axsom - Born March 24, 1930 in Monroe Co., IN - Died Jan 8, 1998 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Dresden and Sylvia (Wray) Hillenburg - Survived by daughters, Odetta Van Winkle and Beverly Polly, sons, Danny and Harold "Ed" Axsom, sister Clotha Moore and brothers Ernest and Eugene Hillenburg.  Preceded in death by a brother, Earl and a sister Nola Faye Frye.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial at Salt Creek Cemetery. – Herald Times, 09 Jan 1998 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Ray E Axsom - Born April 19, 1932 in Brown Co., IN - Died July 28, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Survived by sons, Daniel R and Harold E "Ed" Axsom; daughter, Beverly Ann Axsom; brother James H Todd and sisters, Marie Stacombe and Carolyn Axsom.  Services at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with burial at Todd Cemetery – His parents were Raymond and Benze (Hillenburg) Axsom. -  Herald Times,29 Jul 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson