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Jefferson Vinton Farr - 75 years old died Monday, October 22 1945 in Hindostan, IN -  Parents were Thomas J and Susan Goble Farr.  Survived by son, Aubrey Farr; daughter, Mrs. June Fulkner and sister, Mrs. William Whisenand.  Services at Allen funeral home chapel with burial in Hindostan cemetery. - The World Telephone, Monday October 22, 1945– shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Mary E Faulkner, wife of T. A. Faulkner, East Seventh Street, died this morning at 4 o’clock, at the Methodist hospital, Indianapolis from chronic obstruction, after a short illness.  The deceased was taken to the hospital Wednesday noon.  She was born in this county and was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church.  The husband and a daughter, Mrs. Lester Redding of Mansfield, Ohio, a sister, Mrs. Albert Whitmore of Terre Haute, and a brother, the Rev. Spencer Chord of Williamsport survive.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, 428 East Seventh in charge of the Rev. Stevens, of the First Baptist church.  Interment at Rosehill cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World, 31 August 1923, Page 002


While on a visit to the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Smiley, on south Walnut Street, Mrs. Rachael J. Fender, 70 years old and wife of James Fender, died suddenly at 10:30 last night of heart failure. Mrs. Fender came to Bloomington Saturday night and was feeling as well as usual at that time. She was born near Smithville and her maiden names as Lucas. Mrs. Fender is survived by two sons and one daughter. Funeral will be held tomorrow at two o’clock and interment will take place at the Lucas cemetery. – The Bloomington Evening World 25 May 1914 Page 1


Lela Fickel, 98 of 2911 W. Kenwood, West Peoria, died at 6:47 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2006 at her residence.  Born 01 February 1908 in Bloomington, Indiana, a daughter of Charles W. and Rhoda Parsley Foreman, she married Cleon V. Fickel on 26 September 1936 in Peoria, Illinois.  He died in Peoria on 06 March 1986.   She was preceded in death by one daughter, Delores V. Swords, in 2001; four sisters and one brother.  Surviving are two granddaughters, Toni (and Ron) Hany of Groveland, Illinois and Terri (and David) Faux of Peoria, Illinois; one grandson, Steve Swords of Shreveport, Louisiana; her friend and caregiver Ginger Becella of Morton, Illinois; five great-grandchildren; eight great – great – grandchildren; two sisters Leona Campbell and Irene Campbell, both of Bloomington, Indiana and many nephews and nieces.  She had been employed as a cook for Caterpillar, Inc. for 36 years, retiring in 1962.  She was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Club and was of the Baptist faith.  Services will be 1 p.m. today at Wilton Mortuary, 2101 N. Knoxville, Ave., Peoria, Illinois.  Rev. Steven Swords will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services.  Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Wiley Cemetery near Fiatt, Illinois in rural Fulton County.  Memorials may be made to the Wiley Cemetery Fund. – Hoosier Times, Sunday, 07 May 2006– shared by Dorothy Hamm


Mrs. Ann Figg, 76 years old and one of the best-known women near Ellettsville died yesterday of the infirmities of old age. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Edward McCowan, Mrs. John Faulk, Robert, Griff and "Doc" Figg. Funeral was held at 10:30 this morning. - Bloomington Evening World 22 September 1915

Ione Figg  - Born January 28, 1902 in Freedom, IN - Died May 16, 1982 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Dr. Wesley and Daisy (McBride) Light.  Survived by daughter, Judy Davis and sister, June Wyatt.  Preceded in death by her husband, John Figg and a brother.  Services at First Baptist United Church of Christ, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.  - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Wednesday, May 17, 1982 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Lizzie Finley, 45 years old, died last night at her home on north Morton Street. She is survived by five children. Funeral at 10:30 tomorrow at the house in charge of Rev. Joseph Campbell. – Bloomington Evening World Wed 13 Oct 1915


Martin N Finn - Born February 2, 1889 in Bloomington, IN - Died December 24, 1949 in Indianapolis, IN  Parents were Martin and America (Rogers) Finn.  Survived by wife, Cleo and daughter, Mrs. Geneva Shaw.  Services at Allen Funeral Home with burial in Rose Hill cemetery. - The World Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Monday, December 26, 1949


Selma L Fischer  - Born April 20, 1905 in Warrick Co., IN.  Died April 23, 1987 in Brown Co., IN  Parents were Ferdinand and Caroline (Erdman) Menke.  Survived by daughters, Margie Ison and Virginian Terranova.  Preceded in death by husband, Wilburn Fischer.  Graveside services at Zion Cemetery in Elberfeld. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Saturday, April 25, 1987 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Mattie Fish, formerly of this city and a sister of Mrs. Baxter Gra­ham, died Tuesday of last week at her home in Bloomington of cancer of the breast. - The Franklin Democrat, Friday, April 22, 1898, Volume XXXVIII Number 41, page 1 column 3 – shared by Johnson County - Submitted by Mark McCrady, Cathea Curry and Lois Johnson  - Note: The Monroe County Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882–1920, referencing Book H-13, page 79, records that Mattie E. Fish, a 36 year old white female, died 12 Apr 1898 in Bloomington. Johnson County, Indiana.; Marriage Records 1875–1901 Volumn 3, D. A. R., transcribed by Edna Thompson Bice, records on page 27 that James E. Fish married Mattie E. Freeman on 2 Oct 1880. Johnson County, Indiana.; Marriage Records 1875–1901 Volumn 3, D. A. R., transcribed by Edna Thompson Bice, records on page 31 that James B. Graham married Gittie Freeman on 5 Feb 1880. The 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin Ward 2, Johnson County, Indiana records forty-one-year-old, Kentucky-born Ellen Freeman and her Indiana-born children, 13-year-old Mosses [sic], eleven-year-old Gitty [sic] and eight-year-old Mattie.


Rockville, Ind. June 30—Mrs. Bonnie Flener, 20, and Harry Meadows, 25, both of Bloomington, drowned last night near Montezuma in Parke County, in a gravel put where they had gone swimming.  Robert Gill of Bloomington, Meadows’ father-in-law, who helped recover the bodies from nine feet of water, said Mrs. Flener’s husband, Sgt. Gavin T. Flenor, of Bloomington, was in England. - Kingman Star Thursday, July 6, 1944 – shared by Karen Zach


(Beulah Zelda) The four-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Foddrill, of Clear Creek, died Friday and the body was interred at Clear Creek. – Bloomington Evening World Sat 26 Jun 1915


Blanche C Fowler - Born October 1, 1897 in Washington Co., IN - Died March 28, 1995 in Monroe Co., IN    Parents were James W and Cordella (Gilstrap) Davis.  Survived by husband, Lyle J Fowler, daughter, Peggy Price and son, Richard Fowler.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery.- The Herald-Times, Bloomington, In, Thursday, March 30, 1995 – shared by Judy Jefferson

Carl Fowler, 14 years of age, died this morning at 7:00 at the Bloomington hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. He had been sick for three weeks with typhoid fever.  He was a son of ex-county clerk, John P. Fowler, south Lincoln Street.  He was in the second year of high school He was a member of Beta phi Sigma fraternity and the First Christina church.  The mother and father and the following brothers and sisters survive: Glen, Lyle, Robert, Cecil, Mary Evelyn, Eva and Mrs. James Beasley of Oklahoma City, Okla.  Funeral services will be held Friday from the residence on south Lincoln Street.  Interment at Clear Creek.  Members of the Beta Thi Sigma fraternity will act as pallbearers. – Bloomington Evening World, 29 August 1923.


Sarah Ines Freeman - Born October 15, 1922 in Monroe Co., IN  Died April 23, 1987 in Bloomington, IN  Parents of Richard I and Idella (Meadows) Ratliff.  Survived by husband, Paul Freeman; sons, Paul Wayne and Gene Freeman; daughter Barbara Lou Freeman; sisters, Rachel Pointer, Emma Harrington, Bertha Martin and Mary Gilliland and brother Oscar Ratliff.  Services at Allen Funeral home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. - The Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Friday April 24, 1987 – shared by Judy Jefferson


The 15 yr. old son of Thomas Fulford (Balam) of Washington Twp. died last Thursday (19 Aug. 1891) in a well-digging accident. - Bloomington Republican Progress, 26 August 1891.

Fannie Fulford, 85, Bloomington, died Saturday at the Hospitality House.  Born September 1, 1896, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Louis Spires and Mary (Stivers) Spires. She was a member of the Hindustan Church in Monroe County.  Survivors include four daughters, Eleanor Kinser, Mary Melton and Ilene Hammer, all of Bloomington, and Norma Hayden of Gibsonton, Fla.; one son,Earl Fulford of Houston, Texas; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton J. Fulford; her parents;six sons; one sister; five brothers and one granddaughter.  Services will be 2 PM Tuesday at Day Mortuary with the Rev. James Scallion officiating. Burial will be in Hindustan Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 PM today and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday and 10 AM until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. – Bloomington Herald Times, 04 Mar 1984, Page A2

William Edward Fulford - Born March 3, 1922 in Bloomington, IN - Died November 26, 1999 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were John Wesly and Mary Alice (Bell) Fulford.  Survived by brother Joseph Fulford and sisters, Flora Barger and Letha Sexton. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - Saturday, November 27, 1999

Mrs. Spya(sic) Fulford, age 78, well known resident of Washington township, died at 4:30 this morning at her home, of senility and complication of diseases. She is survived by four sons and three daughter. Mrs. Fulford was a member of the Christian church. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the Hindustan church in charge of the Rev. A.J. McCoy. Burial will be at the Hindustan cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World, 11 February 1922