Orange County Obituaries


BEATTY, Walter George - died 11 June, 1931, in French Lick, IN. He was born in Cuzco on the 13th of September, 1902, a son of Oliver and Elizabeth (DILLARD) BEATTY. He was married to Mayme Elizabeth DECKER June 25 1921, and to this union was born two sons, Marvin and Donald BEATTY. Besides his wife and sons, he is survived by his parents, his aged grandmother, Betsy CLEMENTS of Cuzco, three brothers, Raymond and Roy, of French Lick and Arnold of Chicago, also three sisters, Mrs. Robert THACKER of Jasper, and Ida and Lula of French Lick. He was buried in the Ames Chapel Cemetery. from Marvin Beatty

BEESON, Richard; "Richard Beeson, one of our oldest citizens, died last week. Mr. B. was one of our best farmers, and a model citizen." This came from the Newspaper Section of the Indiana State Library. It is in an original newspaper in a bound volume and cannot be photocopied. It was in the "American Eagle" (Paoli) March 27, 1873 page 3, column 2.

BURTON, Cora; dated Bedford Ind., June 7, no year; of Orleans; taught high school in Acton; killed instantly in car wreck. from Tom McCart scrapbook

CARTER, Leonard; b. 14 May 1876, d. 15 Feb 1922, age 45y/9m/1d; son of Davidson and Martha Jane CARTER; m. 1st Mattie WILLIAMS, one child, Lola, who d. at age 5 months; Mattie d. in the fall following death of Lola; m. 2nd Sarah A. RICHARDSON on 28 April 1900, one child, Avis; also raised Isis MOFFATT; member of Orangeville IOOF and Red Men lodge of Georgia; survived by mother, Martha Jane CARTER; three brothers, Albert and Robert CARTER of Mitchell, William CARTER of LaFayette; one sister, Anna BAKER of Orleans; two sisters at Mitchell, Rilla EDWARDS and Ella BOBBITT. from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHAILLAUX, Mary Davis; funeral services conducted at Bethel; d. age 72; widow of James A. CHAILLAUX; d. at home of granddaughter, Mrs. George EDWARDS. No dates given. from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHATHAM, Frank Lee, son of John S. and Anne COULTER CHATHAM, was born near Orleans, Indiana, September 12, 1889 and passed away on the morning of March 16, 1946, at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Mamie TAGGART July 4, 1909. This union was blessed with five children; Lorene, wife of Byron GRAY, Denzil of Orleans, Damon of Indianapolis, Stanley of Ft. Worth, Texas and Nelson at home. Also there are six grandchildren in whom he took great pride; Melvin, Rowena and James Arthur GRAY and Lee Franklin, Larry and Barry CHATHAM. In early married life he united with the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was very faithful in his attendance and seldom missed a service if it was physically possible for him to attend. He has served as Sunday School Superintendent, Teacher of the Men's Bible Class, Trustee and Moderator. He was an ardent worker in all phases of the growth of the church. On his shoulders was placed a great part of the responsibility of planning and building the present house of worship. He was an active member of the Farm Bureau, serving as chairman of this organization for several years. Frank was gifted with good business judgment and mental alertness. In his home there was always a hearty welcome, a warm handclasp and a cheery smile awaiting each one who entered. No needy person was ever turned away from his door empty-handed. For the past several months his suffering has been intense. Everything humanly possible was done for his relief, but to no avail. Besides the devoted companion, children and grandchildren, he leaves to mourn his loss five brothers; Clarence of near Orleans, Leslie of near Paoli, Harley and Norman of Detroit, Mich. and Delmont, also two sisters; Mrs. Elpha WALTERS of California and Evalou of Paoli, along with many other relatives and scores of friends and neighbors. Of him in closing let us say: Our friend has passed beyond our midst, And leaves a lonesome place; We can not hear his gentle voice, Nor see his kindly face. But we shall always feel him near, To counsel, help and bring good cheer. From the Progress Examiner.

CHATHAM, John S.; John S. CHATHAM, second child of John Kindred and Jane FREEMAN CHATHAM was born on the old home place, two miles south of Orleans, Dec. 21, 1857 and departed from the cares of this present life, Nov. 14, 1931, aged 73 years, 10 months and 24 days. John CHATHAM was an orphan boy, his father having died before he was born. Knowing the hardships of an orphan he has through life had a kindly feeling toward bereft children and has given much money and support in their behalf. He was married to Ann COULTER May 6, 1878, and to this union was born nine children: Leslie W. of West Baden, Delmont of Chatworth, Ill., Elpha WALTERS of Robinson, Ill., John deceased, Evalou, Frank and Clarence of Orleans and Harley and Norman of Detroit, Mich. Shortly after his marriage he moved to Illinois, where he lived about two years, after which he moved back to the place where he was born, and here lived the life of a farmer and successful stockman till the angel of death came for him, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 14th. Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1931, in charge of Rev. Lutes of Paoli. Interment was made in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. [from Progress Examiner]

COHEN, Bennett; dated Feb. 28, no year; leading merchant for over 50 yrs. in Orleans, Ind.; survived by widow, 4 sons, & 2 daughters; funeral in Cincinnati, Ohio, as he died during an operation there. from Tom McCart scrapbook

DENNY, Perry; d. 10 Sep 1921 Ladoga, IN at home of sister Mrs. Belle SUTHERLAND; b. near Orleans on 1 Feb 1865; son of Walter and Mary DENNY; liver cancer; member of M.E. Church; buried at Ladoga Cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook

FREEMAN, Ada E. - Funeral services held Thurs. at Hardinsburg for Mrs. Ada FREEMAN, a Orange County native. Hunter funeral home, burial in Hardinsburg cemetery. Mrs. FREEMAN was the former Ada WEATHERS, born Dec 11, 1881 in Orange Co., a dau. of Henry and Rachel SANDERS WEATHERS. She attended State normal School at Terre and taught schools in Orange Co. for two years. Married John Elwood FREEMAN, who died in 1955. She died Monday at Washington County Hospital, Salem. Surviving are a son, Herman FREEMAN of Mitchell, two daughters, Mrs. Thelma VanCLEAVE of Salem and Mrs. Ethel LINK of Frederickburg. Paoli Rep, date unknown.

FREEMAN, Bloomer E. - 85, former Orange County resident. Funeral services held in Ellis chapel, Sunday afternoon, burial in Community cemetery. Mr. FREEMAN succumbed Thur. night at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Mr. and Mrs FREEMAN were preparing to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. The FREEMAN family had resided in the Muncie community for about 11 years. Mr. FREEMAN was a native of Orange county, born May 8, 1879, the son of Isom and Mary J. MORRIS FREEMAN. He was a retired carpenter and mechanic. Moved from Paoli to Camby before going to Muncie. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cella PINNICK FREEMAN; two dau., Mrs. Else Jane BRUNER of Muncie and Mrs. Aleda BRANDON of Indianapolis, a son, Walter FREEMAN of Fort Wayne, two brothers, Fred FREEMAN of Clinton, Ill., and Lee FREEMAN; a half-brother, James MAYFIELD of Kinder, La., and a half-sister, Mrs. Minnie WIDICK of Decatur, Ill., also 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Paoli Rep, Tues. Oct 27, 1964.

FREEMAN, Clarence S. - Former Paolian, 44 year old father of 17 children, took his own life with a shotgun Sunday afternoon at the Freeman home south of West Newton, near Indianapolis. Rites held Wed. afternoon at 2 pm in West Newton. He was a son of Bloomer and Clella PINNICK FREEMAN. He was born in Montana but returned to Orange county with his parents when about one year old. His early childhood was spent in Orange county before the family moved to New Castle. His parents later made their home in Paoli where Mr. FREEMAN operated a blacksmith and repair shop. Surviving with his wife, Mrs. Edith GALLOWAY FREEMAN, formerly of the Sulphur Ck. community, are 17 children - Clair, working away from home, Mrs. Fred HARRAH of Brownsburg, and Merrill, Gary, Walter, Gerald, Harold, Ronald, Russell, Elvin, Mike, Arlene, Marian, Jean, Leathe, Randy, and Rudy, all at home; his parents in Muncie, one brother, Walter FREEMAN of Fort Wayne, two sisters, Mrs. Warren BRUNER of Muncie and Mrs. Leo BRANDON of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren. Lee FREEMAN of Paoli is an uncle and he has several other relatives in Orange county. Paoli Rep, Tues. Feb 7, 1961.

FREEMAN, Elsie Key Phillips - Died Dec 11, 1960 at 5:15 PM in Morgan Co. Hosp., Martinsville. Killed in 2-car crash on ice. Born Feb 13, 1897 in Orange Co., Ind. Parents Charles and Ella POTTER KEY. Married 1st John PHILLIPS (dec'd), 2nd Lester FREEMAN. Survived by a sister Miss Florence KEY, husband of Indianapolis 5 nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dale KIRK, Paoli. A native of Lick Creek community. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Paoli. Ellis's were the undertakers. Paoli Rep., Dec 13, 1960. Paoli Repub., Dec 13, 1960. Found at Orange Co. Gen. Society.

FREEMAN, James - retired coalyard operator at French Lick, died Tues. morning in the Floyd county memorial hospital in New Albany. The body is being returned to Schmutzler funeral home. Paoli Rep., Tues. Mar 12, 1963.

FREEMAN, James B. - 82, retired Martin county farmer an French Lick business man, who died Tuesday in New Albany. Funeral on Friday at 1 PM from Peoples Tabernacle, burial in Emmons Ridge cemetery. Mr. FREEMAN died Tues. in the Floyd county memorial hospital, a patient since Feb 23. Previously he had been a patient in a New Albany nursing home. After retiring from farming he was assoc. in a coal hauling business in French Lick. He moved to New Albany about five years ago. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Perry FREEMAN, French Lick, William S. FREEMAN and Mrs. Shelton FRENTRESS, New Albany. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 17 great. Mar, 1963 (same as James FREEMAN above)

FREEMAN, Maybelle - ...for many years a Paoli business woman, died at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. John DIBBLE. Funeral Monday at 2 pm at Valeene Christian Church, burial in the church cemetery. With her husband, she operated hotels in Paoli for many years. The last location of a Freeman hotel was on the north side of the square in the upstairs rooms now occupied by the McCART apartments. Paoli Rep., Thurs. Apr 4, 1946.

FREEMAN, Orliff - 72, died Tues. at Orange Co. hospital. A former Kentucky resident, Mr. FREEMAN had resided in the Blue Ridge community east of Paoli since retirement. Funeral services Thurs. at Ellis Chapel, burial in Community cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth FREEMAN, a dau., Mrs. Ruth ELLIS of Norwalk, Calf., and three grandchildren. Paoli News, Thurs. Oct 7, 1965.

FREEMAN, Paul - Memorial services for Pvt. Paul FREEMAN, who lost his life April 27 in action on Luzon will be held July 1 at the Paoli Friends Church. Paoli Rep., Thurs. June 21, 1945.

FREEMAN, Sanford A. - 79, died Sunday morning at his home on French Lick R.1. Funeral services held Tuesday at Brosmer-Drabing, burial in Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Mr. FREEMAN was a retired greenskeeper at the French Lick hotel. He had worked for the hotel co. abt. 45 yrs. and was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Roxa FREEMAN; two daus., Mrs. Eula PHILLIPS of Detroit and Mrs Flossie SMITH; a son, Delbert FREEMAN of French Lick; two brothers, Virgil FREEMAN of Calif. and Albert FREEMAN of Illinois; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl CROWDER of French Lick, Mrs. Hattie PITCHER of West Baden, and Mrs. Goldie BATEMAN of Ariz.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Paoli Rep., Tues Sept 13, 1966.

FROST, Blanche - an Orleans resident, died Tuesday at Craigmont hospital where she had been a patient for 15 months. Rites on Friday at Ochs funeral home at 2 pm and burial in I.O.O.F. A native of Orange county, Mrs. Frost was the former Blanche ABEL, the dau. of James and Elizabeth McCALLS ABEL. Surviving are cousins and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Merle MAHAN, Orleans. Paoli News, Thur. Dec 31, 1964.

FROST, Earl - 82, died at his home south of Orleans Monday evening. Funeral rites Thursday at 2 pm from Ochs funeral home, burial in Liberty cemetery. A native of Orange County, he was born Jan 22, 1881, the son of Sim L. and Viola LEATHERMAN FROST. Trained as an electrical engineer, he traveled extensively in his work until retiring to the family farm in 1931. He was a member of the Orleans Masonic lodge which will hold memorial rites at the funeral home Wed. evening. Mr. FROST is survived by a half-brother, Vern FROST, two half-sisters, Miss Clarice FROST and Mrs. Lots OSBORN, all of Orleans, nephew and nieces, and a 96-year-old aunt, Mrs. Iva McCOY of Princeton. Paoli Rep., Tues. Dec 17, 1963.

FROST, James A., Jr. - a former well known citizen of the Orleans vicinity, died at his home south of Covington Ky., Sunday from a second stroke of apoplexy, aged 65 years . . . At one time he served a term as Postmaster at Orleans. The remains were brought to this county and interred at Pin Hook cemetery. Paoli Rep., Wed. July 22, 1925.

FROST, James La Vern - 65, died Tues. evening at the home of a sister, Miss Clarice FROST near Orleans. Seriously ill with a heart condition, Mr. FROST had helped close the home as a storm approached and succumbed suddenly while sitting in a chair. Funeral Friday at 2 pm , Ochs funeral home, burial in Liberty cemetery. Retired employ of Trav-Ler, member of Orleans Christian Church. A native of Orange county, he was born Jan 19, 1899 near Orleans, the son of Simeon and Lillian TRUE FROST. In 1929 he was married to Mary MATTOX, who preceded him in death in 1961. Surviving are two dau., Mrs. Carolyn Sue MAGNUSON, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Marilyn ULREY of Indianapolis, two sisters, Mrs. Lois OSBORN and Miss Clarice FROST, both of Orleans, and five grandchildren. Paoil News, Thur. July 9, 1964.

FROST, Mary M. - 51, wife of Verne FROST, Orleans, died early Monday morning at the Cragmont hospital at Madison. ...hospitalized for 6 wks. in Louisville...with complications of a kidney ailment. Before her illness, served many years as bookkeeper at the Trav-Ler Radio Corp. at Orleans. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 pm, Ochs funeral home, burial in Liberty cemetery. Mrs. FROST was a member of the Orleans Christian church and an inactive member of Phi Beta Psi sorority chapter at Orleans. Surviving with the husband are her mother, Mrs. Stella MAGILL, two dau., Mrs. Charles MAGNUSON of Long Beach, Calf., and Miss Marilyn FROST, Indianapolis, two grandchildren, a brother, Elza MATTOX, and a half-sister, Mrs. Charlotte CARPENTER of Byron, Calf. Paoli Rep., Tues. Nov 14, 1961.

GERKIN, John; b. 1 Jan 1849 to William and Lucinda GERKIN; fourth child and second son in family of 8: David, Nancy, Luvica, John, Clayborn, Robert, Alfred, and Jessie; m. Emeline TOLBERT in Jun 1867; 7 children born: Rosa E., William E., Anna B., Addie A., Dora J., Thomas A., and Hattie M.; all preceded him in death except son Thomas; survived by 10 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; joined Ames Chapel in 1866; later moved membership to Bonds Chapel; d. at home of son-in-law Edward B. SANDERS on 22 Apr 1918; buried at Mt. Horeb beside his daughter. from Tom McCart scrapbook

HAMILTON, George W.; son of W.W. HAMILTON and Mary PETERS, b. in Monroe Co., IN on 29 Jan 1865, d. 4 Jan 1922, aged 57y/11m/15d; m. 12 Apr 1908 to Jennie RICHARDSON; one child born; survived by wife and child, one brother Jasper N. HAMILTON of Linton, IN; two sisters, Mrs. B.R. HESS of Monroe City, IN, and Mrs. Laura MYERS of Vincennes, IN.

HAMMOND, Amy: "Amy Hammond, daughter of Lafayette and Martha Ann STOUT, was born in this county September 5, 1857, and died at the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar HAMMOND, here in Paoli March 6, 1936, aged 78 years, 6 months and 3 days. She was married to James HAMMOND March 1, 1876, to which this union four children were born, namely Ottie, who passed on about 12 years ago, Mrs. Addie LAWSON, Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, and the son, Edgar, all of Paoli. Since the death of her husband about three years ago, she and her son Edgar have made their home together, bemoaning her bereavement, but bestowing a mother’s devotion on the children, the eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, who were so beloved by her. With these, there are also three brothers, Zeno and Arcus STOUT of near Paoli, and Jot, near Kokomo, Indiana; and one sister, Mrs. Ora MORRIS. She became a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Youngs Creek, August 8, 1889, under the preaching of Rev. Lemuel POTTER of Ft. Branch, Indiana, and so long as health and convenience would permit, was an attendant at her church, rejoicing in the services of her Lord and Master. This faith in His power to bring to her the life eternal removed from her all fear of death, and brought to her a comfort to that as recorded in the Book of John— "All things that the Father hath are mine: A little while and ye shall not see me: And again, a little while and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father." And when the sudden call of the Master came to her, it was then she could go to Him with this sweet assurance to we who mourn, as written in verses 6, 7, and 8 of Paul’s letter in 2" Timothy: 6. For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith: 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day. And Mother, friend and neighbor shall truly wear that crown. And to you who mourn, may we kindly say:- "Just over on the Heavenly shore. Where naught of ill can ever come. Where finds sweet rest—her troubles o’er; She is with Christ, her Lord, at Home. And no matter what the day may bring, Mother dwells eternal with Christ, her King; She is content, Christ loves her so. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their words of comfort and acts of kindness at the time of our bereavement in the loss of our dear mother. Mrs. Robert LAWSON, Edgar HAMMOND, Mrs. Denny WILLIAMS"

HAMMOND, Belle Newlin; "Belle Newlin HAMMOND, daughter of David and Sarah NEWLIN, born August 29, 1883, departed from this life February 16, 1917, age 33 years, 5 months and 18 days. She was united in marriage August, 1907 to Ottie HAMMOND. To this union six children were born, Harold, Paul, Glenn, Clyde, Corene and Lorene. Harold and Corene having preceded the mother in infancy. She was converted and united with the U. B. Church at the age of 19 years. Judging from the fruits of her daily walk we could truly see the spirit of our Master as her life and every act was to be of service to others. When the hours of suffering and trials came her faith never wavered. No task was too hard for her to perform for loved ones or those in need or trouble. She was a kind and loving sister, a dutiful daughter, a true companion and mother in all the words imply. When she realized that dreadful disease tuberculosis had fastened it's clutches upon her, she made all preparations as far as possible for her funeral and her dear little chidden. Seemingly nothing was left undone, so perfect were preparations for her Journey that she gladly welcomed death and passed away without a struggle in triumph of a loving faith. She died at her home near Kokomo, Friday morning. Funeral services were held a Lick Creek at 2 P.M. Sunday conducted by Rev. Sherrel of Cloverdale. She leaves to mourn their loss, mother, two sisters, five brothers, her companion, three sons, one daughter and a host of relatives and friends. Belle was a kind neighbor and we will miss her. We feel we did all we could for but we feel sure she is at rest in the Arms of Jesus. For in the last days she was with us she as happy and many times she said she was anxiously waiting for Jesus to take her to be with him in Heaven. "Belle is gone but not forgotten -Angels claim her as their own; -So let us live that when we are summoned. -He will meet her in her heavenly home."

HAMMOND, James; "James HAMMOND, son of John D. and Mary A. HAMMOND, was born in Orange County, Indiana, August 13, 1851, and spent his entire life in the county of his birth. Most of his life was spent in Greenfield Township, near Youngs Creek, Indiana. On March 1, 1876 he was married to Amy STOUT, and they journeyed together on the Matrimonial Sea of Life sharing each other joys and sorrows in a way that characterizes a true husband and wife of 56 years. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters namely: Ottie who preceded his father a few years ago to the Great Beyond, Mrs. Addie LAWSON, Edgar L. HAMMOND and Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS, all of Paoli, Indiana. There was tie between the dear father and this bereaved companion, and children. They all will sadly miss him, however, they can take comfort in the fact that the Lord has wonderfully blessed him to live to a ripe old age, and with an experience of Grace which gives them a sweet assurance that his spirit has gone to God, who gave it, and that his body at the resurrection day will be reunited with the Soul that has gone before to in that Celestial city of Peace forever and forever. He united with the Youngs Creek Primitive Baptist Church, July 27, 1895 under the pastoral labors if Elder J.L. NOBLITT. He lived and died in the faith of this church. When he lived near the church he and his dear companion were very faithful in their attendance and devotion to the church. It was no burden to them to leave home and walk quite a distance to their church services . He enjoyed singing and hearing singing very much. About 18 years ago, his wife and son, Edgar, decided to move to Paoli, which they did. In this new location he was nearer all his children, which gave him much comfort. Edgar remained single, and made his home with this aged father and mother looking after their wants and needs of this life, which gave him much comfort. This together with the sunshine brought to this dear home by his other children helped him better bear the burdens of old age. For quite awhile "Jimmie" as he was usually known has been afflicted, and his afflictions grew worse until finally on December 10, 1932, regardless of the love, tender care, and prayers of the loving companion, and children, and the interest the Doctor took he calmly and peacefully fell asleep in the arms of his precious Savior thus closing a ripe old age of 81 years, 3 months, 27 days. He leaves to mourn his departure the companion and children before mentioned, 2 half brothers, William C. and Josephus HAMMOND, of Paoli, Ind., 2 half sisters, Mrs. Alice and Luvinnie APPLE, of San Diego, Cal., 7 grandchildren, 1 great grand child and a host of relatives and friends. Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding O’er the spirits that death has won, We would at this Solemn meeting Calmly say, "Thy will be done" By thy hand the boon was given.

HAMMOND, Ottie; "Otis Marion HAMMOND son of James and Amy HAMMOND was born Nov. 22, 1878, departed this life June 11, 1924, age 46 years, 6 months, 19 days. He was united in marriage to Dora Belle NEWLIN, August 21, 1907. To this union were born: Harold, Paul, Glenn, James, Amy Corene, and Elizabeth Lorene. Harold and Amy died in infancy. This union was broken February 16, 1917 when his loving companion, Dora Belle bade him and remaining children farewell to go to that celestial home where sorrow is no more. Ottie, after the loss of his companion exercised every effort to keep his children with him and do for them everything in his power. Ottie, as he was called familiarly known, was a kind friend to everyone. The writer of this has known him all his life and never saw him angry about anything. He was extremely kind to his children and carried a smile for everyone. Ottie has been heard (to) say at many different times during his sickness, "All is well with me and I'll soon be with my companion over there". Ottie will greatly missed by the entire Community in which he lived for all times and places was heard. "How is Ottie?". He leaves an aged father and mother and two sisters Mrs. Robert E. LAWSON and Mrs. Denny WILLIAMS, one brother, Edgar HAMMOND four children Paul Otis, Glenn Leroy, James Clyde and Elizabeth Lorene besides a host of relation and friends".

HERTHEL, Malinda Jennie, as published in The New Albany (Indiana) Tribune, June 29, 1962: "Mrs. Jennie M. HERTHEL , 89 years, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 1962, at the home her daughter, Mrs. H. Stanley RUSH, 1811 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Indiana. Mrs. HERTHEL was born in Davis county, Ind., to Marion Brown and Elizabeth NAUGLE BROWN. She married Lewis HERTHEL, who preceded her in death. The lived on an Orange County farm most of their married life. Surviving are one son, Vernor, Bedford, Ind., seven daughters, Mrs. Irvin KAY, Paoli; Mrs. H. Stanley RUSH, New Albany, Mrs. Cecil LIMEBERRY, Mitchell; Mrs. Turley GASOWAY, Bedford; Mrs. Viola HAMMOND, Dayton, Ohio; Miss Mable HERTHEL, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Gerald SHEPHERD, Miami, Fla. Other survivors are one brother, Arley BROWN, Salem, Ind., one sister, Rossa WATTS, Stanton, Neb.; 18 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great grand-children. She was a member of Syria Christian Church, Orange County, Indiana. The body will be at Dicemann Funeral Home after 6 p.m. today and will be moved at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to Ochs Funeral Home in Orleans, Ind., were services will take place a 2 p.m. Sunday, Burial will be at Syria Cemetery, Orange County."

HOPPER, Luther; son of Jackson and Susan HOPPER; b. in Orange Co. 14 Nov 1825, d. 18 Feb 1922, aged 96y/3m/3d; joined United Brethren Church in 1861; fought in Civil War for 3 years, was discharged 2 Feb 1864; m. 3 Feb 1864 to Malinda DUNN, on same day he re-enlisted for one year; mustered out 13 Sep 1865; they had four girls and one boy; Malinda d. 1871; m. 2nd in 1874 to Mrs. Elizabeth BARNARD, and they had two boys and four girls, three of whom are deceased; was also stepfather to two boys and one girl; Elizabeth d. 11 Oct 1899; he is survived by 10 children, 60 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers; buried at Bethel Cemetery Feb. 20th. from Tom McCart scrapbook

MASON, Walter Elijah; FROM THE PAOLI PAPER OF 11/24/1987-Walter Elijah mason, 71, Paoli, died Friday at his home. Funeral Services were held Monday at Dillman-Ellis-Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Boyer officiating. Burial was in Paoli Community Cemetery. He was born September 16, 1916 in Orange County to Elijah and Fern M Cole Mason. He was a retired mechanic at Mitchell Transport and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was an Army veteran of World War II.Survivors include his wife Janell Martin Mason, a son Walter Wayne Mason, Paoli, a daughter Janice Payton of Paoli, a sister Bettye Kemple of Paoli, and three grandchildren.

MATHERS, Joseph E.; worked at railroading; expert telegrapher; m. Katherine M RUMPP of Toledo, Ohio; Township Trustee; served as Joint Representative for Orange and Martin Counties, and while serving, about 1915, was "stricken with the disease that caused his demise"; Mason; buried at Green Hill Cemetery. No further dates or details.

McCART, Nancy J.; b. 5 Apr 1859 in Orange Co. to Louis and Alice CHAILLAUX; attended Mitchell Normal School; taught school for 11 years; m. Thomas C. McCART on 25 May 1890 who passed away "the 19th of last month"; had one son, Paul R. McCART; converted winter 1886 at Faucett's Chapel; had cancer, went to Mayo Clinci in Minnesota; survived by son, two brothers: John CHAILLAUX of Bedford and James CHAILLAUX who lives on Chaillaux homestead 8 miles west of Orleans; 3 sisters: Rue and Alpha, and Mrs. Della RITTER; four grandchildren; aged 61y/4m/23d; funeral on Monday the 30th. from Tom McCart scrapbook

McCART, Thomas C.; b. 17 Jun 1868 near Orangeville, Orange County to Thomas and Mattie McCART; m. Nancy CHAILLAUX 15 May 1890; one son born; joined I.O.O.F Orange Lodge No. 113 in winter 1889-90, remained active member for many years, then removed membership to Orleans Lodge 296; also a member of Unamis Tribe of the Improved Order of Red Men, No. 465, of Georgia; grandfather on mother's side was Andrew WALDRIP; grandfather on father's side was Pleasant McCART; visited Mayo Clinic; d. on the 19th; survived by wife, son, one brother, four grandchildren; aged 52y/1m/2d. from Tom McCart scrapbook

McCRACKEN, Dorothy M.; "daughter of Wm. O. and Violet McCRACKEN, was born Feb. 5, 1901, and died Jan. 3, 1923, aged 21 years, 11 months and 2 days. She was the eldest of eleven children, all of them living except one. Her illness and death occurred at her home near West Baden. ... Death was the result of pneumonia fever. She united with the Christian Church at Orleans March 12, 1922." Survived by parents, six brothers, four sisters, grandmother; buried at Miller's Cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

PRUETT, Anna B. (Tolbert); d. 4 Nov 1917; b. Orange Co. 18 Jul 1849 d/o Alfred and Mary TOLBERT; m. at age 20 to David PRUETT; had 16 children; husband and 8 children preceded her in death; after husband's death moved to Mitchell; survived by children: Levi of near West Baden, Artie and Eldie of Mitchell; George, Claude, and Bruce of Cincinnati, Tressa and Mrs. Tom SHEA of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; member of Methodist Church until moved to Mitchell, then joined Holiness Church; buried at Bonds Chapel. from Tom McCart scrapbook

QUALKINBUSH, Nannie Catherine; b. 1 Oct 1865, d/o Capt. Joseph and Margaret DUNCAN; grandfather Rev. William DUNCAN a widely know Baptist minister; her mother was the d/o William BAKER, also a well-known Baptist minister; grew up on farm near Fawcett's Chapel; member of M.E. Church; m. 1st Alfred GERKIN on 25 Feb 1883, to this union 6 children born: Chester, Lester, Audria, Claudia, Frank, and Lela; m. 2nd William QUALKINBUSH in Oct 1902, to this union 2 children born: Garrett and Ruth; stricken down with paralysis on Aug 13 and soon became unconscious, d. within a few hours; age 55y/10m/12d; survived by husband, 7 children, 13 grandchildren. from Tom McCart scrapbook

SEARS, Luzena Isadore Waynick; daughter of Joshua and Eleanor WAYNICK, b. 29 Mar 1862 in Green Brier, nine miles south of Paoli in Orange Co.; 5th of six children; attended Southern Indiana Normal School, which was then at Paoli and taught school several years in her home community; converted in 1890; joined Methodist Episcopal Church at Orleans; was last of children to marry, cared for parents until their deaths, the father dying first, then the mother in 1909; lived with sister Edna LINDLEY in Mitchell for a year and a half after this; m. 12 Oct 1910 to Thomas SEARS; cared for his children Claude, Fannie, May, and Arthur; survived by husband; four sisters, Mrs. Barbara SUTTON of Longton, Kansas, Mrs. Belle LOMAX of French Lick, Mrs. Minnie DOWNEY of Green Brier, Mrs. Edna LINDLEY of Mitchell; one brother Daniel WAYNICK of Green Brier; buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook

STONER, Susan - died 7 January 1963, at the home of her daughter, Mary HARRISON, in Norton, Indiana. She was born 11 December, 1880, in Orange County, to Silas and Marguerite (WALLS) MILLS. She married Marvin Austin DECKER on November, 1, 1896, in Ellsworth, Indiana. Four children were born to this union, Arthur, Mayme, Anna, and Silas. Mr. DECKER passed away 25 November, 1907. On July 28, 1909, she married John A. STONER and four children were born to this union: Mary, Ernest, Jessie, and Louise. Mr. STONER passed away on 30 November, 1930. Surviving are seven children, one sister, Mrs. Lucinda BUTLER of Kankakee, Illinois, one half sister, Mrs. John Thomas CASE, and one half brother, Harrison MILLS, both of French Lick. She was laid to rest in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Marvin Beatty

TARR, Charles E.; b. 12 Jan 1921 in Orange Co., son of William Ray and Hazel (WELLER) TARR; m. Phyllis HOBSON in 1941; four children--Carol Lee, Gary Lynn, Charles Ray, and Jetta Renee; survived by mother, Mrs. Hazel OLIVER, wife, and children; WWII veteran; Mason; owner & operator of Tarr Lumber Co.; d. 12 Aug 1963 at Washington Co. Hospital after severe heart attack. copied by Vonda Lee Heverly

TOLBERT, Mary Ellen; b. near Bonds Chapel in NW Twp, Orange Co. on 27 May 1870; d. at her home 31 Aug 1942, age 72y/3m; daughter of Shadrach and Albertine Tolbert; joined Bonds Chapel Church in 1886; m. William H. CHESTNUT on 2 Jan 1890; had 7 children--Harry T. and James O. of Webster, FL; Prudence HAWORTH and Lucille EMERY of Bloominton, IN; Druscilla GASAWAY and William I. of Paoli; and Gordon CHESTNUT of Orleans; also surviving, a sister Druscilla BROCK of Bedford, IN; a brother Harve TOLBERT of Mitchell, IN; brother Tom TOLBERT of Orleans. from Tom McCart scrapbook

TOLBERT, Sherman; eldest s/o Thomas and Belle TOLBERT, b. 1 Jan 1891; d. 12 Nov 1912 of tuberculosis. from Tom McCart scrapbook

WALKER, James Harvey, from the Progress Examiner, Orleans, Indiana, Thursday, 13 Apr 1905: b. April 11, 1827, in Paoli Township, where Paoli now stands; parents, Robert B. and Charlotte WALKER; married first to Elizabeth HOLLOWELL, daughter of Smithson HOLLOWELL, had one son, who lived to be four years old, the mother dying when the child was bout a year old. His second wife was Elenor HOLLOWELL, sister of Elizabeth. To this union were born 8 children, five boys and three girls. The boys were Samuel L., James L., George B. and Smithson, and one who died in infancy; Samuel L. died at the age of 20, George B. at 35, James and Smithson surviving him. Of the girls there are: Mrs. Martha Stalcup, Mrs. Elizabeth MATTOX and Mrs. Margaret MAXEDON; d. Mar. 30, 1905 at the age of 77 years, 11 mo., 19 da.; buried in Oak Spring Cemetery, Mar. 31. For complete biography, click here.

WHITTINGTON, J.A. "Gussie"; b. 17 Nov 1881 near old Wesley Chapel Church in Orange Co. to J.C. and M.C. WHITTINGTON; d. 4 Apr 1925 at home in Oakland, CA; graduated from Orleans High School in 1903; teacher for 2 years; bookkeeper for W.H. Bassett Lumber Co. for 2 years; moved to CA where employed by J.P. Pitts Co.; at time of death was manager of Mcormick Lumber Co. of San Francisco; in 1916 met and m. Emily RAISCH of Staten Island, NY; two children born, Dorothy Bell, now age 8, and John, age 6; was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner; survived by wife, 2 children, one brother Oliver WHITTINGTON, and parents; funeral on Aug. 19; burial at Fairview Cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook