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Zachary - Redden B

Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Sat 4-11-1931

Redden Busenburg Zachary, 77, lifelong resident of the County, died at his home, 1805 Delaware St, at 1:25 o'clock Saturday morning. Mr. Zachary had been ill since last Oct. Death due to heart trouble. The deceased was born in Mont Co on Oct 8, 1853, the son of Elijah and Elizabeth Zachary. He was married twice, the first to Alice L. Murray on Jan 26, 1876 and the second to Lavina C. Douglas Sept 6, 1899. He was a member of the Baptist Church. The survivors are the widow; three children; Martin H and Jesse both of Brazil and Edgar J of this city; two brothers, Samuel of Whitesville and Milton H of Waveland and three grandchildren, Jesse, Hugh and Eileen. There are also a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral services will be held at the Proffit & Son funeral home on S Green at 2:30 o'clock Mon after with bur in Masonic Cemetery

Source: Zachary Family written by Jesse Morton Zachary Sometime after 1886

Redden & Alice moved to Terre Haute IN. Their two younger children were born there. Later, I don't know when, they were divorced and the children (only Martin, Edgar and Jesse were left) were placed in an Orphan's Home. It was known as the Friendly Inn located on E. Wabash Ave, Terre Haute. Martin was too old to remain in the home so he went to Mont Counnty to be with his father who had returned there following the divorce. Jesse was an incorrigible and was transferred to White's Institute at Wabash IN. He proved to be too tough for White's and ran away. In those days the authorities did not spend too much time looking for a runaway. Jesse, too went to Montgomery County and joined Martin & his father. Edgar remained at the home for a time, then bound out to a farmer in Dexter, MO. I don't know how long he was there. When he returned to the Home he was again bound out, to a preacher named Meredith who farmed West of Terre Haute. I don't know how long he was with the Meredith's but he decided he had had enough pushing around and ran away. He walked the Vandalia rr from TH to Rockville the first day and spent the night in the flour mill there. The next day he made it to Waveland and went to his uncle, Hezikiah's. He finally made his way to Jamestown IN where he got a job working for the Ohio Oil Co. There he met and married my mother. Sometimes after the divorce, Redden Zachary married Lavina Douglas. She had two children, John and Icy. Alice Murray Zachary also remarried several times. I know she was married to a Bert Osborne to a LeSeure and finally to a John Gaut. John Gaut was murdered in their backyard at Brazil, In. She was married to at least one other man, but I don't know his name. All the time I was a child I knew her as Grandma Osborne. Later, we called her Grandma' Gaut. About the only thing I can say about her is that she had few, if any, admirable qualities. She never concerned herself about her children when they needed her. I know that Redden was not blameless as there are always two sides to every nickle, but when he had a home later on, the boys were welcome.

Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana April 17, 1931

Harmon Zachary, Mrs. Jesse McMains and Mr. & Mrs. Bert Perkins attended the funeral of Redden Zachary in Crawfordsville on Monday afternoon. Mr. Z. was a brother of Harmon and was the son of Elijah and Elizabeth Zachary. He was b. Oct 8, 1853, and has spent all his life in this County. He is survived by the widow and 3 sons: Martin and Jesse of Brazil, and Edgar of Crawfordsville.
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