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Loudermill - Henry C.

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana February 7, 1930

The community was again shocked by an unexpected death on Saturday when Henry C. Loudermill was found dead at his home on West Green Street. Since the death of his wife a little over two years ago Mr. Loudermill has been living alone but has been taking his meals at the home of his son, Hubert. On Saturday he was there for dinner and seemed to be in his usual health. When he did not show up for supper he was called over the phone but getting no answer, Hubert went over, thinking the line was down. As the house was dark he did not go in but went up town to look for him at the places he usually frequented. As he had been calling at Dr. Noblitt's office the doctor was called at his home but had not seen him.

Then Mr. And Mrs. Loudermill both went to the house and found him sitting by the stove in his kitchen, dead. A paper lying across his knees showed that he had been reading when the fatal seizure came. There was no sign of struggle so the end came peacefully. A few days before he fell on a milk bottle and injured his side but attached no importance to it. On the day before his death he had his side examined and two ribs were bound to be broken. It is possible that this injury was indirectly the cause of his death. On Saturday morning he called at the hatchery and ordered a sack of chicken feed. He took a great deal of interest in his poultry and garden.

Funeral services at the Methodist Church on Tuesday morning were in charge of the pastor, Rev. C.B. Stanforth, who gave a comforting discourse from Prov. 16:31 - : "The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.' A quartet, Messrs. Dooley, Sharp, Alkire and Swanay sang. The pall bearers, chosen from his class in Sunday school, were A.R. Hunsicker, Elba Emmert, Elmer Reiter, Homer Robinson, Charles Campbell and Parke White. Parke Spencer, Oris Reiter, Harry Crutchrield and T.S. Banta carried the flowers. Burial at maple Ridge. Henry Clay Loudermill, son of Jacob and Levina Murray Loudermill, was born June 29, 1848, at Elizabethtown, Tennessee. At the age of 18 he volunteered his service to the Union Army, was accepted and assigned to Batteries G and E No. 1 Tennessee Light Artilery. At the close of the war he came as a young man to Indiana and found a home in Waveland where he continued to live till time of his death. On May 24, 1888 he was united in marriage to Margaret Henderson. The Loudermill home established by this marriage was blessed by the birth of two sons: Hubert C. of Waveland, and Joseph J., of Lawrenceville, Illinois.

For many years Mr. Loudermill has been a faithful and devoted member of the Waveland Methodist Episcopal Church. He was the kind of churchman that inspires confidence in the saving and keeping power of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. At an unexpected moment the messenger of death called for him Saturday afternoon, February 1, while he was sitting at his own fireside. But unexpected as the call was, his house was in perfect order so that he could answer at once, saying: "Here am I.' His spirit took its departure so quietly that his body was left undisturbed in its sitting position. The time of his life was 81 years, 7 months and 2 days. His wife preceded him in death, passing to her reward October 6, 1927. The near relatives are the two sons, Hubert C. and Joseph J. and their families. Next to the near relatives are many others of the family connection. Besides these are the men of his Sunday School class and a host of other friends. - typed by kbz
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