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Monroe County Obituaries - Surname "B"


Mrs. Alice May Baker, 36 years old, wife of Marcus Baker, east Eleventh street, died at midnight of tuberculosis.  She was the daughter of Lloyd Wright and is survived by her husband and the following children: Mildred, 17, Merle 14; Bonnie 13; Brooks 12; and Pearl 7.  She formerly lived at Bloomfield and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of that town. She has one sister, Mrs. Granville Baker, of Bedford, and a brother, Henry Wright of Oklahoma.  – Bloomington Evening World, 14 Feb 1914

The funeral of Mrs. Marcus Baker was held at 10:30 Sunday at the residence on east Eleventh Street in charge of the Rev. Roberts. Mr. Baker was a foreman on the Illinois Central and his fellow workmen acted as pallbearers at his wife’s funeral. The Bloomington Evening World 16 Feb 1914 Page 1

Willard Baker - Age 32 - Died June 25, 1929 - Parents Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Baker  Survived by wife; daughters, Mildred and Louise; sons, Ralph and John; his parents, sisters, Mrs. E. L Koontz, Mrs. Clarence Sturgeon and Mrs. Hulsee Turner and brothers Joe and Daniel. - Bloomington Telephone, Bloomington, IN -Wednesday, June 26, 1929


Audrey Larvena Baldridge - - Born May 28, 1898 in Carroll Co., IN - Died Friday November 14, 1987 in Franklin, IN at the United Methodist Home's Health Care Center.  - Parents were Benjamin and Florida (Whiteman) Stone.  Audrey was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin and a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Bloomington. She also belonged to the GSA Art Club and The Husmore Home Extension Club.  Survived by son, Kenneth Baldridge; two daughters, Lois Finestone and Carol Woodburn; three brothers, Virgil, John & Morris Stone; four sisters, Fern Hoshaw, Hazel Schultheis, Martha Metsker and Helen Moore, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Proceeded in death by husband, W Ezra in 1975, her parents, one son and four brothers.   Services at Wright Memorial Chapel at Franklin United Methodist home, Rev. Grester Kemp officiating. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington. - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington IN, Saturday November 15, 1986, -shared by Judy Jefferson

David Humphrey Baldridge - Born July 24, 1873 in Greene Co., IN, Died May 8, 1949 In Bloomington, IN    Parents were John Alexander and Georgianna (Axtell) Baldridge, Survived by son, Otho D; brother, Rev. Harry W; three half-brothers, W E, John & Stewart Baldridge; half- sister, George Watler; two grandchildren, Marilyn and Rita Baldridge.  Preceded in death by his wife, Zoe O in 1944.  Services at First Methodist Church, officiating will be Dr. M. B. McFall. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Pallbearers will be Robert Woolery, James L Hendricks, Morris Koontz, Orville Headley, Austin Richardson and Wendell Holmes. - The World Telephone Bloomington, IN, Monday May 9, 1949 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Pneumonia Is Fatal as Boy Loses Battle - Pneumonia today won a 12-day battle from 3-year-old Donald Ezra Baldridge.  Donald, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Baldridge, 529 south Washington street, had been gamely making a fight against the ravishes of the disease in the Bloomington hospital. Death closed the child's eyes at 4:45 o'clock this morning.  All medical efforts to save the child failed. An oxygen tent vainly was used.  Ever since his admittance to the city hospital Saturday it had been a nip and tuck fight.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Rev. O. Howard Taylor of the First M. E. church conducting the services. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Catherine, Lois and Carol Maxine; one brother, Kenneth William and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benton W. Stone of Bloomington and Mrs. Emily S. Baldridge of Columbus.  Funeral rites will be held in the First Methodist church with the Rev. C. H. Taylor conducting the services. - Bloomington Evening World Bloomington, IN, Monday February 19, 1934 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Edith Marie Baldridge  - Born March 20, 1892 in Bloomington, IN - Died Jul 15, 1954 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were William Henry and Martha Ann (Taylor) Harris - Survived by husband, Stewart P; daughters, Dorothy M Salee,  Martha M Shields and sister Wilma Harris.  Preceded in death by her parents; a brother John and a sister, Nita Gloydina.  Edith was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church, Pocahontas, Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs and Daughters of America.   Services at Day Chapel in charge of Rev. W. N. Burton, burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN, Thursday July 15, 1954 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Emily Susan Baldridge - Born February 19, 1860 in Newberry, Greene Co., IN - Died February 1, 1950 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN at the State Soldiers Home  Parents William Ford & Margaret A (Casey) Chapman  Emily was a former public school teacher in Greene Co., IN  Survived by sons, W E, Stewart & John; daughter Georgia Watler, nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also a step-son, Rev. Harry Baldridge.  Preceded in death by her husband, John Alexander Baldridge in 1907.  Services will be at the Day Chapel in charge of Dr. William H Wylie and burial will be in Solsberry cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otho Baldridge, Kenneth Baldridge, Carl Watler Jr., Hugh Morrison, Charles Neal and Cornelius Salee. - The World Telephone Bloomington, IN, Thursday February 2, 1950 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Jean E Baldridge  -  Born January 12, 1922 in Sackets Harbor, NY - Died September 19, 1990 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Leslie & Lee (Thompson) Griffeth  Jean was a former Girl Scout leader and also a member of the First United Methodist Church, American Legion and a WAC veteran of WW II.  Survived by husband, Kenneth; son, Ted; two daughters, Lee Anne and Lois J Baldridge; two sisters, Doris Hacker and Grace May Keller and four grandchildren.  Preceded in death by one sister, Nora Nelson Services at Day Mortuary and burial at Clear Creek Cemetery, Rev. Rose Marrs will officiate. - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN, Friday September 21, 1990 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Otho Dwight Baldridge - Born May 20, 1903 in Greene Co., IN - Died February 17, 1956 in Indianapolis, IN Otho was a cashier at the Citizens Bank & Trust Co in Bloomington. Was involved in the Red Cross and Community Chest projects and a member of the Exchange Club. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.  Parents were David H and Zoe O (Johnson) Baldridge Survived by wife, Anna Aura; two daughters, Marilyn Sue and Rita Ann Baldridge  Preceded in death by his parents.  Services at First Methodist Church, Bloomington. Pallbearers Glen Mercer, William Potter, Wayne Hall, Robert Woolery, Victor Dixon and Lyle Fowler. - Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN, February 17, 1956 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Stewart P Baldridge - Born March 12, 1892 in Greene Co., IN  Died October 29, 1960 Bloomington, IN  Parents were John A and Emily Susan (Chapman) Baldridge  Stewart was retired from Bloomington Hardware  Survived by daughters, Dorothy M Salee and Martha M Shields, brothers W E & John Baldridge and one sister, Mrs. Georgia Watler.  Preceded in death by his wife, Edith Marie and a son Herald L Baldridge Stewart was a member of the Redmen's Lodge, Haymakers and Pocahontas Lodge.  Services at Day Funeral Home, rev. Edwin Mercer officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN, Monday October 31, 1960 – shared by Judy Jefferson

William Ezra Baldridge - Born February 8, 1894 in Greene Co., IN  Died March 19, 1975 in Orlando, FL  Parents John Alexander and Emily Susan (Chapman) Baldridge  Ezra was secretary-treasurer of Workingmen's before his retirement in 1964. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Masons, the Odd fellows, Knights of Pythias and was former president of the Savings and Loan League of Indiana.  Survived by wife, Audrey; son, Kenneth; daughters, Lois Finestone & Carol Woodburn; brother, John C and sister Georgia Watler.  Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Stewart.  Services at Day Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Ross Marrs officiating, burial in Clear Creek cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN, Friday, March 21, 1975 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Zoe Oella Baldridge  age 66 born near Solsberry, Greene Co., IN  Died April 26, 1944 at Bloomington, IN  Parents were John W and Mary J Johnson  Survived by husband, David H; son, Otho D, sister, Guthie Calland, brothers Ivan & Guy Johnson.  Services at Arthur Day Chapel, Rev. Merill B McFall officiating. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery.  The World Telephone Bloomington, IN - Thursday April 27, 1944 – shared by Judy Jefferson


James, ten months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Barrow, near Unionville, died at 5:30 yesterday evening of pneumonia. Funeral was held at the Unionville church at 2:30 today in charge of the Rev. Prather. – Bloomington Evening World Fri 26 Mar 1915


Pauline Medaris Bastin  - Born March 12, 1917 in Monroe Co., IN - Died October 26, 1989 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Otis and Ethel (Stephens) Pogue.  Survived by son, David Medaris and brothers, Albert, Virgil and Sam Pogue.  Services at Greene and Harrell Mortuary, burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday,  October  29, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson


William Baxter, 74 year old retired farmer, died at the home of his son, county clerk, Earl Baxter Bloomington Route Three, Sunday at 4:15 p.m.  H had not been well since he underwent a major operation last July 4.  He is survived by the wife, Rosa; another son, Clarence of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Ora Hill, Bloomington Route Three, Mrs. Harry Hays, Denver, and Mrs. Russell Hancock, Bargersville, Indiana; several grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Born in this county on January 10, 1873, he was the son of James O. and Amanda Smith Baxter.  He had been a farmer all of his life, living near Paynetown at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Paynetown Pentecostal Church, the Redmen and Haymakers lodges.  Last rites will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Clear Creek Church with Rev. George Deckard officiating.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.  Honorary pall bearers will be Ed and Henry Bender, Walter Peterson, A. A. Bruner, John Richardson and Oscar Hudlin.  Active pall bearers will be Thomas, Fred and Gilbert Scales, William P.. Baxter, Clarence Hensley, and Robert Sipes.  The remains have been returned to the family residence in Paynetown. – Bloomington World Telephone, 20 January 1947, Pages 1 & 2


Joseph Bayne. Funeral at the home tomorrow at one o’clock in charge of the Rev. Neill. – Bloomington Evening World Thu 18 Mar 1915


 Mrs. Goldie Bell, wife of Jesse Bell, North Walnut Street, died early Monday morning, after an illness of six weeks of complications of disease.  The deceased was a member of the Howe Street Mission church and is survived by husband and the relatives A. J. Ragan and William Fowler.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11:30 at the Modern Funeral Home, in charge of the Rev. Chafin. Burial at Harrodsburg. – Bloomington Evening World, 2 Jan 1923


Jacob Bennett, age 75, West Sixth street, died at 1:15 this afternoon, after an extended illness. He had been suffering with uremic poisoning since last October. The funerl will be held Monday afternoon aat 2:30 at Hindoostan, the Rev. Daniel McCoy in charge. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wylie Robinson, West Sixth street, city and Mrs. Ira Closson of Ellettsville and one sone, William Bennett of Hindoostan. - - Bloomington Evening World April 30, 1921


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Betzner near the McMillen Stone Mill, south of the city, died yesterday of inanition, Interment took place at the Clear Creek cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World Fri 4 Jun 1915


Claude J Black - Born October 15, 1891 in Jackson Co., IN - Died October 28, 1989 in Bloomington, IN  - Parents were Adam and Louisa (Cummings) Black.  Survived by daughter, Helen Baldwin and son, Thomas E Black.  Preceded in death by his first wife, Lottie (Kimbred) Black and second wife, Daisy Frances (Cornell) Black.  Services at Allen Funeral Home, burial in Liberty Church Cemetery in Jackson Co.- The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday, October,  29, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson

On his way to the poor farm from the vicinity of Stinesville, J. W. Black, age 80, was killed last night by walking or falling off of the Monon evening accommodation at the 8th Street crossing. The old man was instantly killed, and his body was found a short time later by passersby. There was a suggestion that the old man ended his own life, but there is nothing special to bear out that theory, and it is generally thought he accidentally walked or fell from the train.  Mr. Black had lived in the Bean Blossom Township for many years, but he had no money, was getting old and had no relatives to look after him. Yesterday he got what clothes he had together, made a bundle of them, and with $1.45 in his pocket made arrangements to end his days at the poor asylum. Before leaving Stinesville, he stepped into the post office and told the girl clerk where he was going and that likely he would never be back.  No one saw him walk from the train, and the train went on south without the crew knowing of the accident. The old man's back and both legs were broken by the fall. The body was taken to McDaniels and the burial will be from the Carmel Chapel near Stinesville tomorrow at eleven o'clock. Trustee Hughes of Bean Blossom Township is making the arrangements – Bloomington Paper, 21 Mar 1919, Page 001


Died at her home in Terre Haute October 13th Mrs. Clara Blair wife of Marion W. Blair aged 23 years. Niece of Mrs. Sarah A. Jackson. – Ellettsville Farm, 20 Oct 1910


Alberta J Blanks - Born June 4, 1937 in Waukegan, IL - Died July 28, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Albert and Anna Sevander.  Survived by her husband, William R Banks; her mother; daughters, Becky Susanne Memmini, Tina Marie Blanks and Sue Ann Harlings and sister, Dorothy Small.  Preceded in death by her father.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. – Herald Times, 29 Jul 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Samuel Boruff, aged 86,died at 4:24 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. M. Morris, south College avenue, of a complication of diseases due to his advanced age.  Besides Mrs. Morris he is survived by two sons, E. D> Boruff and C. W. Boruff of Mattoon, Ill.  mr. Boruff was formerly a carpenter on the Illinois Central railroad.  The body will be taken over the Illinois Central this evening to Mattoon, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. - Bloomington Evening World, 3 Dec 1929, Page 001


Mrs. Cora Botkins - Age 89  - Died May 5, 1954 in Bloomington, IN  Survived by sons, Alva and Clifford and daughters, Mrs. Russell Harris, Mrs. Carl Harbaugh and Mrs. Dewey Manuel.  Preceded in death by her husband Charles Botkin. Services at Greene and Harrell chapel with burial at Mt. Ebal - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Wednesday, May 5, 1954


Martha Bowman Age 73 died at her home in Martinsville. The mother of Mrs. Nancy Rayle and Henry Hacker. Funeral was at 9 o'clock Friday at her home. Burial in the Stepp Cemetery in Monroe County, - Bloomington Daily Telephone, Thursday, 27 March 1924.

The service for Warren Keith Bowman was Monday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at Hindustan Christian Church. The Rev. Bill Roe. officiated.  Bowman, 46, of Bloomington died Thursday, Nov. 12 a the Indiana Heart Institute at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Special music for the service included "The Old Rugged Cross,", "When the Roll is Called up Yonder,: :Go Rest High on that Mountain," A special song, "Just Build my Mansion," was performed by Mrs. Samuel Taylor.  Burial was in Hindustan Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeff Scott, Ron Scott, Bob Phelps, Glen Fulford, Austin Fulford and James Joseph. - The Reporter-Times (Martinsville, IN) Tuesday 17 November 1996


Edward Branam, aged 42, died last night at his home on south Morton street after a lingering illness of tuberculosis. He was born near Dolan and leaves a wife and four children. The funeral will be held tomorrow, and burial will be at the U.P. cemetery. – Bloomington Courier, 24 Jan 1902 Page 008

Mrs. Elsie Jane Branam aged 73, died Sunday morning of pneumonia at the home of her son, Lawson Branam – Ellettsville Farm, 15 Dec 1910

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Etta Branam were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock in the Hindustan Christian church, conducted by Rev. Glenn L. Tudor. Hymns were "It Is Well With My Soul," Good Night and Good Morning." and "No Tears In Heaven," sung by a quartet composed of H. F. Hensley, H. H. Blankenship, Frank Teague, and William Gribbin. Pall bearers were Albert and Warren Tedrow, Raymond and Virgil Roberts and Homer and Glenn Fulford.  Flowers were carried by Ladonia Goble, Louise Fulford, Mrs. Maurice Petry. Ruby Roberts, Reba and Ruth Branam, Dorothy Tedrow, Iva Goodwin, Osa Salter, Vella Godsey,, Martha Brummett, and mary Fulford. Burial was in the Hindustan cemetery. - The Reporter-Times (Martinsville, IN), Monday, 24 July 1939, Page 01

Gertie Branam, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Langley, died at her fathers residence, West 8th street, Feb. 19th, inst. She joined the Missionary Baptist church in the fall of 1880, and lived a faithful, consistent Christian until her death. Her husband, and a lovely little daughter, and her father and mother, brothers, and sisters, with a host of friends mourn her loss. She was preceded to the heavenly world by three little sisters. To know her was to love her many fine qualities of mind and heart. At the time of her death she was twenty years old. Her funeral will be preached by her pastor, Rev. A.A. Hudson, at New Prospect church, Dolan, Indiana, on the first Sunday in June.   _ Bloomington Weekly Telephone, 25 Mar 1892, Page 004

Henry Branam, 66 years old, died last night at his home, corner of Fess Avenue and Seventeenth street of Asthma. He is survived by the widow, a son Ira, and daughter Mrs. Joseph Bayne. Funeral at the home tomorrow at one o’clock in charge of the Rev. Neill. – Bloomington Evening World Thu 18 Mar 1915

John L. Branam died last evening at his home on west Fourth street of old age and a complication of troubles.  He was 72 years old and leaves a large family. The funeral was held this afternoon at Dolan and burial was at the Branam graveyard. – Bloomington Courier, 04 Mar 1904, Page 002

Margaret Marie, five-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Branam (colored) west Kirkwood Avenue died this morning of tuberculosis. Funeral at the house at 2:30 tomorrow in charge of the Rev, Henderson.  Bloomington Evening World Wed 16 Jun 1915


Daniel V. Branham, age 65 years, living five miles north of town in Washington township died of paralysis yesterday afternoon in Martinsville. The burial was this afternoon at three o'clock at Hinduston. - Bloomington Evening World, 28 October 1914, Page 01

John Branam, 63 years old, died last evening at the county infirmary and his body is being held at the morgue of Undertaker McDaniel, awaiting word from his children. His wife died eighteen years ago and he is survived by the following children: Oscar Branam, indianapolis; Mrs. Mollie Meuler, Mrs. Mattie Kinneman, Harry and Mss Sadie Branam, Terre Haute, Mrs. Maude Dove, Greene County. - Bloomington Evening World, 22 September 1914, Page 01

Viola Evelyn Branham - Born October 13, 1918 in Switzer, IN - Died April 11, 2003 Bloomington, IN - Parents Benjamin Warner and Bertha (Hyde) Shields.  Survived by son, Melton L Branham; daughter Bertha F Williamson Miller; brother Benjamin F Shields and sister Virginia Helen Hacker.  Preceded in death by her husband, Melton L Branham, Sr.; daughter, Mildred L Branham; sisters, Jennie M Holland and Mary Beatrice Dover and brothers James E and Clarence F Shields.  Services at New Unionville Baptist Church with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN. - Wednesday April 16, 2003 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Wayne, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Branam, of near Dolan died yesterday of typhoid fever. Funeral was held at Dolan today and services were conducted by Joseph Marlin - Bloomington Evening World, 29 October 1914, Page 04


Carl Elmer Brashaber - Age 70. Died December 27, 1955 in Monroe Co., IN - Survived by sisters, Mrs. J O Daniels, Mrs. Nora Patton, Mrs. Luther Daniels and Mrs. Elbert Reese; brothers, Walter, John and Ivan.  Services at Greene and Harrell Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday, December 28, 1955 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Paul S. Brassfield, 61, of Bedford, died this morning at Dunn Memorial Hospital, in Bedford, where he was admitted yesterday. Mr. Brassfield had owned and operated the Brassfield Poultry and Cream Store in Bedford since 1928. He also had been a farmer. He was a native of Harrodsburg and was born March 19, 1894, the son of Hanagan and Acha Linthicum Brassfield. He married Vivian Scott, in Indianapolis, June 4, 1917. Surviving are the widow, a son, John Brassfield, of Bedford, a grandson, two sisters, Mrs. Harry Kremke, of Bedford and Mrs. Laura Meredith of Nashville, and several Nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bedford Church of God with burial in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence, 1406 2nd St., Bedford, after 4 p.m. Friday. – The Bloomington Herald Times, 09 Jun 1955


James Breeden one of the oldest and best known citizens of Monroe County, died at his home near Stanford last Sunday, aged 75 years. - Bloomington World Telephone, 12 Nov 1881.


Mrs. Elzina (Johnson) Breedlove, 77 years old, died at midnight of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed. Williams, north Indiana Avenue. Mrs. Breedlove had been making her home with her daughter for some time. She had been an invalid for a number of years. Besides Mrs. Williams, she is survived by two sons, John M Breedlove of Davenport, Ia., and Joseph Breedlove, of Manitou, Ill. The body will be taken o the 8:46 Illinois Central train tomorrow evening to Green Valley, Ill., for interment. There will be short services at the house here at seven o’clock tomorrow evening in charge of Dr. Taylor. – The Bloomington Evening World 24 Jan 1916 Page 1


Mrs. Antoinette Brown - Life long resident of Ellettsville, IN - Died June 15, 1949 in Ellettsville, IN  Parents were Frederick and Amelia Sharp Benzel  Survived by husband, A. G.; sister, Mrs. Edna Muir and brother, Wilbur Benzel.  Services at the Baptist church. - The World Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Thursday, June 16, 1949

Charles Morton Brown - Born June 1, 1863 in Greene Co., IN - Died December 3, 1945 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were John Wesley and Martha Raper Brown.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Zwingle Curry, Mrs. Jennie Russ, Mrs. Nellie Hamilton, Mrs. Elizabeth Harris and Mrs. Christina Fulford; sons, Will W, Morton, George and James R. Brown; brothers, Joseph, John and William and sister, Mrs. Ella Taylor.  Services at United Presbyterian Church with burial in U. P. cemetery.- World Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday,  December 4, 1945 – shared by Judy Jefferson

"Geo. W. Brown of Washington tp. died on the 31st ult. [ultimo or ult. meaning of the month preceding the current one] with cancer of the stomach.  Deceased was one of the pioneers of Monroe county, and was about 80 years old." - "Republican Progress,"Bloomington, Monroe County , Indiana, 16 September 1885, Page 3, Column  6 – shared by Dennis Krebs

Mrs. Laura N Brown age 80, died at five o’clock this morning at the family residence, 627 North Adams Street, following a two-week illness due to pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at two o’clock Monday afternoon at the Whitehall church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Ora Sciscoe will officiate. Survivors include the husband, Joe Brown; one brother, Don McCoy of Bloomington and one sister, Mrs. Howard Denney of Paragon. A native of this county, Mrs. Brown was born here on June 26, 1866, to Dallas and Margaret Gillaspy McCoy. She has lived in Bloomington for the past 45 years and was affiliated with the First Christian Church. The remains have been returned to the family residence to lie in state until the funeral hour. – The World Telephone, 22 Mar 1947

Zola Brown - Born February 11, 1901 in Greene Co., IN - Died July 1, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Nathanial and Telitha (Palmer) Ison.  Survived by daughter, Doris Burow and five grandchildren,  Preceded in death by her husband, Felix "Star" Brown.  Services at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with burial in Presbyterian Cemetery. – Herald-Times, 25 July 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Edith W Bryant - Born January 30, 1923 in Monroe Co., IN - Died August 7, 1993 in Bloomington, IN   Parents were James Henry and Alice (Hutton) Hughes.  Survived by daughters, Sheila Smith and Sandra Weddle and sister, Judith N Lemble.  Preceded in death by husband, Wayne M in 1989; brothers, Audney, Charles and Paul and sisters, Dessie Hughes and Mabel Kiser.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. - Herald Times, Bloomington, IN - Sunday, August 8, 1993

 Frank Marion Bryant - Born April 14, 1903 in Monroe Co., IN  Died August 16, 1988 in Indianapolis, IN  Parents were Loranzo W and Isabelle (Waldon) Bryant.  Survived by his wife, Laura May (Pedro) Bryant; sons, Frank M Jr. and Dennis R Bryant; daughters, Wilma Abram and Esther Arnold; brother, Wayne M Bryant.  Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Floyd; sister, Wilma Bryant; half-sister, May Bryan and half-brother Paul Bryant.  Services at Greene and Harrell Mortuary. Burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN  - Thursday Aug. 18, 1988 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Isabelle (Daisy) Bryant  Born January 23, 1882   Died July 20, 1957 in Bloomington, IN  Parents James W and Martha A (Burris) Waldon  Daisy was a native of Salem, but had lived in Bloomington most of her life.  Survived by sons, Frank, Floyd & Wayne; brother, Jeff and a sister Victoria Freund.  Preceded in death by her husband, Loranzo; a son, Alva and a daughter, Wilma C. Bryant.  Services at 11th St Pentecostal Church with James Frye officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Monday July 22, 1957 – shared by Judy Jefferson

OLD SOLDIER ANSWERS "TAPS" - John Bryant, Veteran of '61, Dies Sunday  John Bryant, a well known old soldier living on west First street, died at seven o'clock yesterday morning of a complication of diseases. He was a member of the G. A. R. and the Eighth street Methodist Church. Mr. Bryant followed the stone masonry trade for a number of years. He is survived by the widow and one son.  Funeral will be held at two o'clock tomorrow at the home in charge of the Rev. C. M. Croft and interment will take place at Rose Hill cemetery. Bloomington Evening World Bloomington, IN - Monday June 22, 1914 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Loranzo Washington Bryant  Born March 9, 1869 in Monroe Co., KY  Died August 29, 1956 in Bloomington, IN   Loranzo was a retired stone mason.  Parents were John D and Nancy F (Brown) Bryant  Survived by wife Isabelle (Daisy); sons, Frank, Floyd & Wayne.  Preceded in death by a son, Alva and a daughter, Wilma C Bryant  Services at 11th Street Pentecostal church, Rev. Orville Frame officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.  Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Thursday August 30, 1956 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Laura May Bryant - Born September  4, 1910 in Bloomington, IN - Died February 16, 2001 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were James and Sarah E (Sturgeon) Petro.  Survived by daughters, Wilma Abram and Esther Arnold; sons, Frank Jr. and Dennis Bryant.  Preceded in death by husband Frank M Bryant in August of 1988.  Services at Pentecostal Faith Assembly with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Friday, February 17,2001 – shared by Judy Jefferson who says “(from the above newspaper article and my own records)”

Patsy Delores Bryant - 2 years old, born in Bloomington, IN  Died December 10, 1938 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Floyd H and Pearl (Hendricks) Bryant  Survived by her parents; brother, Donald Lee Bryant; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Emma Hendricks and Mrs. L. W. Bryant.  Burial was in Rosehill cemetery. - Bloomington Daily Telephone Bloomington, IN - Monday December 12, 1938 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Paul L Bryant - Born May 11, 1894 in Monroe Co., IN - Died January 15, 1941 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Loranza W and Alice (Allgood) Bryant.  Survived by wife, Ruth (Bennett); daughters, Hazel Sexton and Marilyn Rose Bryant; son, Keith Bryant; his father Loranza and step mother, Isabelle (Waldon); half-brothers, Frank, Floyd and Wayne.  Services at Weir funeral home with burial in Valhalla cemetery. - Bloomington Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Thursday, January 16, 1941 -(and information from  Judy)


Lee F Bucher – born 6 August 1916 in Greene Co., IN, died 12 February  1993 in Bloomington, IN.  Parents were Harley and Elmira (Burchan) Bucher.  Survived by wife, Kathryn (Thrasher) Bucher; daughters Janet Bucher and Elizabeth Cole; Brother Curtis Bucher and sister Ellen McElroy.  Preceded by sisters, Georgia Bucher and Jessie Bucher and brother, William.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens. – Sunday Herald- Times, 14 February 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Maudana Reeves Burke, 62, wife of William C. Burke, died Saturday night of heart trouble at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leslie Winslow, two miles west of Bloomington.  Mrs. Burke was a member of the First Christian church.  She is survived by three children. A. E. Burke of Logansport, Reeves Burke and Mrs. Winslow.  Short services were conducted this morning at 10 o’clock at Mrs. Burke’s residence, two miles east of Bloomington, in charge of the Rev. Lloyd Miller.  Th e body was taken to Garrett, Ill, after the services for burial. – Bloomington Evening World, 27 February 1922, Page 001


 Narcissus E Burton - Born March 25, 1907 in Lawrence Co., IN  Died March 18, 1985 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were Jim and Mary (Tutt) Nichols.  Survived by her stepmother, Florence (Harper) Nichols.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Mitchell Cemetery. - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Monday March 19, 1985 – shared by Judy Jefferson


SPRINGVILLE — Betty Jane (Cathers) Byers, 92, of Springville, died Thursday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. - Herald-Times 03 Jan 2020