The Parke Co. Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident in which a grave in a rural cemetery was partially dug up. Sheriff Mike Eslinger said persons had dug into the graves of Thomas and Sarah LOUGH in the Seybold cemetery on Co. Rd. 227. Eslinger said it appeared the grave had been dug up down to one of the coffins and filled back in. He added that the persons cut through a three-inch tree root to get at the casket. It is not known when the incident happened. It was discovered July 2. Mr. Lough was buried in 1905 and his wife in 1911.
Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, 2-3-1905
Thomas Lough of Guion, who is well known here, died at his home on Sunday of pneumonia. The funeral services at the home, Tuesday afternoon were conducted by Alex Strong. The interment was at the Lambert cemetery. Mr. Lough was somewhat eccentric but very kind hearted and no one lacked assistance where he could give help. He was 66 years old. – kbz