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Charles Callahan, a former resident of Bloomington, died last night at his home in Michigan City. The body will be received here on the 3:58 Monon train tomorrow and will be taken from the train to Rose Hill for interment. – Bloomington Evening World Wed 10 Nov 1915


Prof. M. M. Cambell's wife, who has been an invalid for several years, died at the residence of her daughter in Topeka, Kansas, on Sunday last. - Bloomington Weekly Telephone, 30 Jul 1881, Page 003


Gladys Marie Cantrell, 86, of Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.  Born May 25 1920 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Thomas B. and Lillie B. (Collier) Wampler.  She was a homemaker and worked at Indiana University.  She attended 11th Street Pentecostal Church and Grace Fellowship Church.  Survivors include two sons and their wives, L. Russel and Barbara Cantrell of Bloomfield and Roger and Cynthia Cantrell of Pasadena, Texas; three daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and James Hamm and Nancy and James Saylor, all of Bloomington, and Mary Uland and Steven Smith of Solsberry; one sister, Dorothy Conder of Ellettsville; 16 grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Barbara Pratt; one granddaughter, Kathy Jo Johnson; four brothers, Raymond Wampler, Robert Wampler, Lester Wampler and James Wampler; one sister Mary Polly; and one son-in-law, William “Bert” Daniel.  Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville, with Brother Bob Clendening officiating.  Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery.  Friends may call 4 – 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home – Hoosier Times, Sunday, January 28, 2007 – shared by Dorothy Hamm


Guy Carmichael - Born September 4, 1889 in Monroe Co., IN - Died May 6, 1989 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Ensley and Lydia (Wilkie) Carmichael. - Survived by wife, Ocea (Carter) Carmichael; daughter Ethel Lois Smith and brother Lowell Carmichael. - Preceded in death by first wife, Tressa (East) Carmichael; daughter, Joyce Inez Carmichael; brothers Ray and Carl Carmichael and sister, Leota Wilkerson. - Services at Allen Chapel. Burial in Carmichael Cemetery in Greene Co., IN - The Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Saturday May 6, 1989 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Mrs. Sarah C. Carmichael, of Bloomington, aged 75 years, died last Saturday. – The Stinesville Review, 10 Jul 1901, Page 002


Arthur C. Carpenter - Born November 29, 1894 in Owen Co., IN - Died December 16, 1973 in Monroe Co., IN  - Parents were Calvin and Lydia Camden Carpenter.  Survived by wife, Uephia Lucas Carpenter; daughter, Mrs. William (Maxine) Whitaker; sisters, Mrs. Lillie Wood, Mrs. Lora Barnard and Mrs. Asa Ranard.  Services at West and Son Funeral Home in Spencer, IN. Burial in Adel Cemetery.- Daily-Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday December 17, 1973 – shared by Judy Jefferson


(Francis) Marion Carroll died on Saturday 09 September 1893,. A well-known soldier of Washington Township. -  Republican Progress, 13 September 1893


After an illness of several months, Mrs. Mary Louise Carson, 36, of 1101 W. Sixth Street, died at 7 o’clock this morning in the Bloomington Hospital. She is survived by her husband, William Henry; children, Marjorie Frye, Esther Pauline Frye, Jerry Wayne Frye, Richard Michael Frye and David Keith Hawkins; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Burns and Mrs. Ruby Cochran; two brothers, Kenneth Hacker and Hollis Hacker, one half-brother, William Boltinghouse; a step-brother William Ranard and a stepmother, Mrs. Ida Hacker. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, in the Dolan Baptist Church with the Rev. William Skirvin officiating. Burial will be in the Payne Cemetery. Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home after 7:30 tonight and at the family residence from noon Friday until time for the funeral services. – The Bloomington Herald Times, 09 Jun 1955


Charles O Carter - Age 69 - Died May 7, 1954 in Bedford, IN - Survived by daughters, Agnes Carter and Mrs. Delbert Mick and sons, Charles O, John and Joe Carter.  Preceded in death by his wife, Minnie in 1951.  Services at St. Charles Church with burial in Rose Hill. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Friday, May 7, 1954

Robert E. "Bob" Carter, 76 of Martinsville, died at 2:15 a.m. January 14, 1999 at Morgan County Memorial Hospital.  The service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Neal & Summers Mortuary.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. service time Saturday at the mortuary.  - The Reporter Times (Martinsville, IN), Thursday 14 January 1999, Page 02


Mrs. Martha Francis (Ridge) Cazee, aged 22, died at three o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home at Sanders of typhoid fever. She is surved by a husband and two children. Funeral was held at two o'clock today in charge of the Rev. Milton Smiley and interment took place at the Lucas Cemetery. – Bloomington Weekly Courier, 15 December 1911, Page 001


William Sherman Chambers (1789 - Jan 16, 1855)   --  : WM. Chambers, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died last week at his resident in this county. He died from the effects of apoplexy. This is the same man who was a party to the mill dam suit, which has occupied the attention of our Counts for three or four years. -  source: 27 January 1855 -Bloomington New-Letter Saturday Morning – shared by Ben Drollinger


Mrs. Andrew Chandler, age 99 years, died at the home of her son William Chandler, with whom she was made her home for some time at nine o’clock this morning of the infirmities of old age.  She has been in declining health for several years.  Mrs. Chandler united with the Church of Christ when seventeen years of age.  When eighteen she was married to Andrew Chandler, who died a number of years ago.  The following children survive William Chandler and Mrs. Margaret Knight, this city, Silas Chandler of North Dakota, Jackson Chandler, Newman, Ill; Mrs. Lucinda Frye, Rivervale, Ind; and Mrs. Jane Butcher, Lakewood, Ill.  Funeral will be held tomorrow at the Knight School House in charge of the Rev. Smiley. – Bloomington Evening World, 23 Nov 1916

Mrs. Christina Chandler, aged 70, died last night of hemorrhage at her home in Salt Creek Township. She was the daughter of Michael Wampler, deceased. Funeral will be held at the Knight cemetery tomorrow. – Bloomington Courier, 01 Apr 1902, Page 002


Miss Bessie Christy, 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Christy, west Seventh street, died this morning of spinal meningitis. She was one of the day operators at the local telephone exchange and worked until tow weeks ago. Funeral will b held at the Fairview Methodist Church at 2:30 tomorrow in charge of the Rev. C. M. Kroft and interment will take place at Rose Hill cemetery. – The Bloomington Evening World 6 Apr 1914 Page 1


Mary Lucile Clark - Born March 2, 1908 in Martin Co., IN - Died Jan 8, 1998 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were Carl Bowden and Lora (Hammersley) Phipps. - Survived by daughters, Carolyn Sue Kurta and Claudine Grave and son Ivan Clark. Preceded in death by her husband Claude C Clark; son, Robert L Clark; daughter Judy Ann Clark Smith and brother Gardy Phipps. - Services at Day Mortuary with burial at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. – Herald Times, 09 Jan 1998– shared by Judy Jefferson

Mrs. Christy Clark, an aged lady living near Unionville died last night.  The funeral will be held Thursday at the residence in charge of Rev. C. W. Whitman.  The body will be brought to Rose Hill for interment. – Bloomington Evening World, 05 October 1904

Mrs. Edna Clark 20 years old and wife of George Clark, a day laborer, died at six o’clock this morning of tuberculosis at her home on west Eighth street. She is survived by her husband and three children. She is also survived by her father, James Clem. Funeral at the house tomorrow at two o’clock in charge of the Rev. Hawkins. – The Bloomington Evening World 31 Jan 1916 Page 1

Nellie B. Clark  - Born August 27, 1881 in Monroe Co., IN - Died May 28, 1984 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were James Marshall and Elvira Jane (Hagen) Clemens.  Survived by son, Marvard Clark.  Preceded in death by husband, Virley E Clark; son, James and daughter Nellie. Services at Day Mortuary. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday May 29, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson

The funeral services for Walter Clark of Hindustan who died Tuesday, will be Saturday noon at Mt. Zion - The Reporter Times, Friday 14 Mar 1919, Page 4


The body of Cpl. Phillip A Clayton who died in 1953 in a Communist prison camp at the age of 21, will arrive in Bloomington Friday at 12:43 p.m. Friends may call at the Greene and Harrell Funeral Home after 2 p.m.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Orville Frame officiating. Burial will be in the Chambersville cemetery. The American Legion firing squad will conduct the military services. Clayton is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nola Clayton, 1311 S. Lincoln; father, Charles Clayton, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Hacker, Mrs. Jessie Burks, Ellettsville and Mrs. Alice Tincher, Bicknell; three brothers, Allen Clayton, Linton, Floyd Ray Clayton, Bloomington and Pvt. Lawrence Clayton, U.S. Armey in Germany and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harrington of Edwardsport. Clayton is a former Bloomington Hight School student, and he attended the W. 11th Street Pentecostal Church. – The Bloomington Herald Times, 0o Jun 1955


Vashti Clendenen was born Aug. 21, 1848, and died Sept. 18, 1910 aged 62 years and 22 days.  She was married to William D. Clendenen June 5th, 1868.  To this union were born six girls and three boys, one child dying in infancy.  Eight children and the husband survive.  She united with the M. E. church at Ridge Chapel in the year 1874 and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since.   Funeral services were held at Simpson’s Chapel Monday afternoon, Sept. 19th by Rev. G. N. Pruett.  The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Henry Stewart of Ellettsville. – Ellettsville Farm, 29 Sep 1910


Mrs. Louisa D Coleman - Born June 7, 1885 in Monroe Co., IN  Died August 1, 1969 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were Jonas and Emaline (Wallace) Treadway  Survived by son, Wayne M Coleman; grandchildren, Lloyd M Coleman and Mrs. Carole Hancock.  Preceded in death by brother David A Treadway - Bloomington Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Friday August 1, 1969 – shared by Judy Jefferson


The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Collett, near Dolan, died Saturday evening of inanition. Interment took place at Shiloh cemetery Sunday. – Bloomington Evening World Tue 4 May 1915


Leo Collier  - Born December 31, 1923 in Owen Co., IN - Died May 27, 1984 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Leonard and Pearl (Minks) Collier.  Survived by wife, Ruth (Sexton) Collier; his parents; half brother, Martin Collier and half sisters, Ruth Hinkle and Ruby Martin.  Services at Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport, burial in Gosport Cemetery. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday May 29, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Services for Mabel G. Collier, 69, of 2600 S. Bryant St., Bloomington, who died Friday in Bloomington Hospital, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Greene and Harrell Mortuary.  The Rev. Glen Bogue will officiate.  Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.  Born October 23, 1916, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of the Rev. James Robert and Mary Ellen (Waldrip) Sexton.  She was retired from the Bloomington Basket Company.  Survivors include her husband, Clarence Jack Collier of Bloomington; five daughters, Barbara DuBois, Ruth Ann Walcott, Mary Ann Newport, and Mitzie Hicks, all of Bloomington, and Robertene Linthicum of Indianapolis; one son, Liza Payton of Bloomington; three step daughters, Joan Rydle of San Antonio, Texas, and Joyce McCartney and Judy Hosapple, both of Martinsville; two brothers, Fred and William Sexton, both of Bloomington; three sisters, Ella Hinkle and Norma Durham both of Bloomington and Anabelle Hill of Columbus; 13 grand children, 9 great grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren and 13 great step grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Cotton Sexton and Garnet Sexton.  Friends may call from 2 – 9 p.m. today at Greene and Harrett Mortuary. – shared by Dorothy Hamm – shared by Dorothy Hamm


WHITEHALL — Sharon L. (Johnson) Colson, 72, passed away on August 22 at her home in Whitehall following her illness due to lung cancer.  She was born on June 4, 1935, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Paul Johnson and Francis Smith. She attended Ellettsville grade schools and high school, was active in 4-H with the Pleasant Hour 4-H unit with service leader Mary Francis Smith, was a member of the American Legion Post Auxiliary, and she was a secretary to the Ellettsville Trail Riders Club. Sharon was a homemaker but also worked at Unique Flower Shoppe and Ina’s Flower Shop and owned the Huckster Shop. She was a member of the House of Prayer Church.  She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Cletus and Nellie Johnson; Parents, Paul and Francis Johnson; stepmother, Shirley Waldon Johnson; and sons, Rusty Brown and Bill Colson.  Survivors include her husband, Earl E. Colson of Whitehall; children, Scott Brown of Ellettsville, Tim Brown and wife Linda of Bloomington, Michelle Brown of Greenwood; step-children, Jim and Vicki Colson; grandchildren, Seth Brown, Whitney Brown and Kelly Brown, Angie and Cody Waldrip, Natasha and JP Colson; Brandon, Jarrett and Gordon Colson, Scott Latiolais and fiancee Jodi Deckard, Kevin Latiolais and Angela and Tami Heaton, Nathan Jones and Shayne Rouland; great-grandchildren, Austin and Alexis Waldrip, Matea Colson and Hunter Latiolais; goddaughter, Sharon Bumpers and her husband Gary and her two sons, Zachary and RJ Bell; foster daughter, Kathy Griggs; loyal companion and family pet, Charlie Pooter.  Funeral services will be held at the House of Prayer Ellettsville on Monday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Whitehall Cemetery. Friends may call upon the family at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. – unknown source newspaper



Opal Conner - Born February 16, 1907 in Monroe Co., IN, Died September 16, 1992 in Indianapolis, IN - Parents were William and Eliza (Wray) Conner.  Survived by sister, Iona Sherlock.  Graveside services at Clover Hill Cemetery. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Friday,   September 18, 1992 – shared by Judy Jefferson



Mrs. Harriet Lucinda Cooper - Age 77 - Died December 14, 1920 in Bloomington, IN  Survived by son, Charles; daughter, Mrs. Ora Cooper; brother, Matt James and sister, Mrs. Thomas Whisnand.  Services at the residence with burial in Rose Hill. - Bloomington Evening World, Bloomington, IN - Tuesday, December 14, 1920


Benjamin Franklin Cooter was born in Bean Blossom township, Monroe County , Indiana , March 13, 1846, and departed this life Jan. 27, 1928, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 14 days.  He was the son of John and Mary Cooter, and was one of a family of ten children, eight of whom lived to an age far beyond the average.  When about sixteen years old he enlisted in Company K, of the 55th Indiana Volunteers, and because of poor health, served his country no longer than the period of his enlistment.  He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and wore his button even to his grave.  On September 1, 1867 he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Myers, and enjoyed a long devoted life, sharing together its joys and sorrows, and cheerfully making the sacrifices not unusual in rearing a large family.  Soon after marriage he went to Illinois , where he made a home on a tract of land entered in the early days by his wife’s father.  It was here his family was born and reared.  He engaged in farming the greater part of his time but later dealing in live stock and grain.  In 1903 he returned to the state of his nativity and remained a resident of this county until his passing away, at his home in Bloomington .  He was at one time a Democratic member of the Board of County Commissioners, serving at the time the present courthouse was constructed.  Brother Cooter obeyed the Gospel of Christ early in life, and was active in church work during the years of his activity.  He was a member of the Church of Christ of this city.  He was a man of sterling qualities, desiring to discharge his obligations in every way.  He stood for those principles that are necessary to good citizenship, and always took a keen interest in the affairs of the community and enjoyed discussing the problems of the day.  While he spent a part of his life in Illinois , we feel that he was one of our citizens.  Besides his companion he is survived by six daughters:  Mrs. Douglas James, Toledo , Ill. ; Mrs. Guy Morrison, Detroit , Mich. ; Mrs. Harry Burton, Gosport , Ind. ; Mrs. O. J. Miller, Miss Gertrude Cooter, and Mrs. Robt. Myers, of this city; and three sons:  C. S. Cooter, Des Moines , Iowa ; O. L. Cooter, St. Paul, Minn.; and O. B. Cooter, Hearst, Ontario, Canada.  One daughter, Bessie Winifred, passed to the Great Beyond in infancy.  He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Marietta Laughlin, age 84, Gosport .  Through his long illness the Bible was his constant companion, and he often talked of his favorite passages.  It might well be said of him:  He has fought a good fight, he has finished his course, he has kept the Faith.  THE FAMILY.  Bloomington Telephone, Bloomington , IN , Tuesday, February 7, 1928, Page 6, Col. 7.  -  shared by Dennis Krebs 

Mrs. Cooter Passes Away – Dies of Complications At Residence Here - Mrs. Martha Anne Cooter, 90, died at her home this morning on west Second street of old age and complications.  Mrs. Cooter fell and broke her hip June 20 of this year and has not walked since.  Survivors are nine children, Charles S. Cooter, Des Moines , Iowa ; Mrs. Estella M. Janes, Toledo , Ill. ; Mrs. Mussette Morrison, Royal Oak , Mich. , Orlando L. Cooter, Minnesota ; Mrs. Corinne Miller of this city; Mrs. Laura Burton of Gosport; Oliver B. Cooter, Miacha , Ore. ; Gertrude Cooter of Bloomington , Mrs. Odessa Myers of Bloomington; ten grand children, and three great grand children.  Mrs. Cooter’s husband, Benjamin F. Cooter, died January  27, 1928.  Mrs. Cooter is a member of the Lincoln Street Church of Christ.  She has resided in Bloomington for 30 years.  The deceased will lie in state at the home, 1018 west Second street , Sunday and Monday morning.  Funeral services will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Myers, 509 west Kirkwood avenue .  Bloomington Evening World, Bloomington , IN , October 30, 1937.  -  shared by Dennis Krebs  

Martha Cooter Passes Away – Ill For Last Eleven Weeks - Mrs. Martha Cooter, 91 years old, of Gosport died at the home of her son, David Cooter, Ellettsville rural route two, from complications after an illness of eleven weeks.  Born in Kentucky , Mrs. Cooter moved to this locality after her marriage to Nathan Cooter.  She spent the rest of her life in Monroe county.  She was the oldest living member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian church.  Survivors include three sons, David, of Ellettsville, Frank and Doc, of rural route Gosport ; two daughters, Mrs. Herk Bales, Gosport rural route two, and Mrs. Ralph Myers, of Stinesville.  Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Christian church, 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. E. M. Linton will have charge.  The body will lie in state at David Cooter’s home until the hour for the funeral services.  Bloomington Evening World, Bloomington , IN , August 17, 1943.  -  shared by Dennis Krebs 

Marion Cooter an aged farmer on Bean Blossom died last week. Funeral at Crown Hill. Interment at the old Dutch cemetery. - – Bloomington Evening World Thu 4 Feb 1915

Nathan Cooter, one of the fine men of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood on the north side of the county near Paragon, died Thursday evening in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis following an operation last Monday.  Mr. Cooter was 78 years of age and is survived by his wife and six sons and daughters.  The sons are Dolpha Cooter, Frank Cooter, and David Cooter, all living near the home of their father and the daughters are Mrs. Myers of Stinesville; Mrs. Wenrick of Bloomington , and Mrs. Bales, of Gosport .  The funeral will be Sunday at 2 o’clock in the Mt. Pleasant church where he had been actively identified with for a number of years.  Bloomington Daily Telephone, Bloomington , IN , Saturday, October 23, 1926, Page 2, Col. 5.  -  shared by Dennis Krebs 


Harold Wilson Cornwell - Born September 2, 1909 in Campbellsburg, IN.  Died May 25, 1992 in Bloomington, IN  He was an Army veteran of WWII.  Parents were Wilson and Anna (Booker) Cornwell  Survived by wife, Laura M (Marshall) Cornwell; sisters, Ina Mae Schwartz, Mary Lou Taylor and Kathleen Booker.  Services at Allen Chapel and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, IN - The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN - Tuesday May 26, 1992 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Ruth, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Crafton, at Smithville, died this morning. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 at the Christian Church in Smithville. – The Bloomington Evening World 31 Jan 1916 Page 1


Mrs. Lottie Crews, 53 years of age, wife of Andy Crews, died at 10:30 Saturday night at her home in the BETHEL neighborhood, north of the city. She had been ill several weeks, suffering from heart disease.  She was born in this county, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Jeff Meadows, deceased, and had spent her entire life here.  Mrs. Crews had lived in the BETHEL neighborhood for a number of years and was a member of the BETHEL M. E. church. She is survived by the husband, three sons, Howard Crews, salesman for the University Chevrolet Company, George William Crews and David Crews, all living in this city, and five daughters, Mrs. Agnes Henry, of this county, and Vernice, Rose, Maxine and Velma Crews at home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the BETHEL church and interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. The services will be in charge of the Rev. W. C. Chafin - Bloomington Telephone, 30 November 1936, Page 001


Last Saturday Joseph Crouch, of Bloomington took morphine and died. -  – The Stinesville Review, 16 Sep 1899, Page 002


Benjamin Preston Crowe - 68 years old, born in Owen Co., IN  - Died June 9, 1941 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Jefferson and Amanda Crowe.  Survived by wife, Etta Crowe; sons, Stanley and Ferrell Crowe; brother, Morris Crowe and sisters, Mrs. Homer Myden, Mrs. John Hill and Mrs. Christina Surber.  Services at Allen Funeral Home, burial in Valhalla cemetery.- The Bloomington Daily Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Monday, June 9, 1941 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Eva Crum, wife of Bartin Crum, died Tuesday evening at the home at Harrodsburg, following a sickness with stomach trouble. Mrs. Crum was 31 years old and is survived by the husband and five children from 8 months to 8 years old. Funeral Thursday at 1;30 from the Church of Christ at Harrodsburg, services in charge of the Rev. Purlee of Campbellsburg. – The Bloomington Evening World, 21 Mar 1914 Page 1


George Curry, a colored man, 72 years old, who was taken to the county poor farm last Thursday died at that institution Saturday night. – The Bloomington Evening World 13 Apr 1914 Page 1


Mrs. Ann Cutright, wife of Joseph Cutright, died April 4th after a long sickness of dropsy. Deceased was a daughter of Uncle Johnny Lucas and was well respected by all. She leaves a husband, several children and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Deceased was buried at the graveyard near Smithville on Saturday. – Bloomington Saturday Courier, 19 April 1890