Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, May 9, 1919
Herbert Lough, son of Mr. & Mrs. HH Lough, died at the Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis of appendicitis, on Sunday night at 11:30. He was taken to the hospital on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Lough had been ill only a few days when taken to Indianapolis. ALthough very ill from the beginning, he and his friends were hopeful of his recovery and his death was a great shock to the community. He was 33 years of age. 5 years ago he was married to Olive Rinehart who survives him. He has been an employee of the CI RR for several years and has recently been employed at the Roundhouse. He was well liked by his fellow workmen as well as a host of friends.
The following obituary was read at the funeral which was held at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning, in charge of Rev. Olin Stewart. Herbert Harrison Lough was born in Waveland on August 25, 1886. He was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. HH Lough. His entire life was spent here, where through his kind and genial disposition he had endeared himself to a large circle of friends. He was married to Miss Olive Rineheart May 28, 1914. He had been employed by the CI RR for the past 8 years and was held in high esteem by his fellow workmen.
Herb, as he was familiarly known, read often the messages of God on the printed pages of His word and loved the works of his hands and in his studies of nature he interpreted God's message of loving care and kindness to all of his creatures. He loved life and thoroughly enjoyed living. In his strength he delighted in making the burdens of others easier to bear. In recent months he had expressed himself as feeling the call of God; and when he was stricken, though it came eunexpectedly to friends, he was not unprepared. He leaves a wife, father, mother, four sisters, one brother, many other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his untimely departure.
While there was but a step between strong, vigorous life and death yet his last messages were like unto that of the Psalmist, "Though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Burial at Maple Ridge. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Beasley of Thorntown, Frank & Harry Rinheart of Lebanon, Cloyd Riggins and Miss Opal Whitesides of Indianapolis, Misses Lena Wycoff and Martha Irin of Lebanon, Mrs. Clayton Rogers of Crawfordsville and Roy Lough of Marshall attended the funeral of Herbert Lough, Wednesday. - typed by kbz