Orange County Obituaries


GLENN, Samuel, The Paoli Weekly News (April 7, 1875)
Samuel Glenn, and old and highly esteemed citizen of Orleans died last Sunday (April 4, 1875). Mr. Glenn was a man of unblemished character and true piety. His death will be deeply and generally felt. Submitted by Tom Agan.

HOLADAY, Benjamin M., The Paoli Weekly News (April 7, 1875)
The friends and acquaintances of Benjamin M. Holaday were greatly shocked to learn, on Saturday morning last (April 3, 1875), of his death, which occurred at 3 o'clock that morning from a congestive chill. Hr. Holaday was sick but a short time and almost from his first attack it was evident that he could not recover. He was attended in his last sickness by his friend and family physician, Dr. Lee Hazlewood, who did all that medical skill could do to save the dying man, but it was of no avail. He died peacefully and calmly, surrounded by his entire family and a large number of friends and neighbors by whom he was justly held in great estimation. In the death of Mr. Holaday this county looses an old pioneer, he having resided here for more than half a century. He was born in Chatham County, North Carolina, in 1815 and removed with his mother to this county in 1826, be being the last survivor out of a family of ten brothers and sisters except two, Joshua Holaday and Hannah Hadley, who lives at this time in Wayne County, Illinois, and in Parke County, Indiana respectively. Mr. Holaday was twice married and the father, we believe, of six children five sons, namely Vandever, Patrick, William, Joel and Henry Holaday and one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Stroud, the wife of Mr. George W. Stroud. His first wife was Cynthia Noblitt, to whom he was married Dec. 2, 1841. Mrs. Holaday died in 1857. He was again married Jan. 29, 1861, to Samaria Danner, who with her only son, Henry, survive him.
He was buried on Sunday last at Rock Springs burying ground. The large attendance at his funeral demonstrates the esteem in which he was held in this community.
In the death of uncle Ben Holaday we lose a warm hearted, generous citizen and a truly good man as well as one of the old landmarks of the county. We can assure the grief stricken family that in their affliction the have the sympathy of a very large circle of friends and acquaintances who sincerely mourn with them. Submitted byTom Agan.

GRAY, Arthur, The Paoli Weekly News (October 30, 1878)
Death Notice
Dr. A.W. Gray took an overdose of morphine last Wednesday morning, resulting in death on Thursday evening (Oct 24, 1878) following, at 4 1/2 o'clock.
Dr. A.W. Gray, a prominent and well-known citizen and physician in this county, died at his residence in Orleans last Thursday, of an overdose of morphine. The people of Orleans are divided in opinion as to whether his death was accidental of intended. The deceased had an extensive acquaintance, among whom his untimely death cast sorrow and gloom. His bereaved family has the warmest sympathy of our entire community. Submitted byTom Agan.

KEARBY, William, The Paoli Weekly News (October 30, 1878)
Wm. Kearby, Esq., an old and highly esteemed citizen of Orleans, died on Friday, 18 inst. (Oct 18, 1878). Mr. Kearby was a former resident of this township and has many relatives and friends here who mourn his loss. Submitted byTom Agan.

ALLEN, A.F., The Paoli Weekly News (December 25, 1878)
Mr. A.F. Allen died at his residence last Thursday, 19th inst. (Dec. 19, 1878). He was born in Rensselaer County, N.Y., Oct 15, 1809. He came to Orleans May, 1839, and was married May 21, 1844. He and Lawrence Bradley, now of New Albany, formed a co-partnership in 1842, and sold dry goods for ten years, In 1866 the well known firm of Allen and Reed was formed and they continued the sale of dry goods up to the time of Mr. Allen's death. Mr. W.L. Reed, the surviving partner will, at once settle the business of the firm. Submitted byTom Agan.

STALCUP, Thomas, The Paoli Weekly News (July 2, 1879)
The citizens of our town were startled about noon last Friday by the report that the dead body of Thomas Stalcup, a well known citizen of our town had been found lying in the street south of and ear the southeast corner of the cemetery. The body was first discovered by Hiram Lindley, of Bloomington, who at once gave the alarm, and in a short time a large number of our citizens had gathered at the spot. The body was lying directly across the road, on its face, with the head to the south, and seemed to be lying just as it had fallen, there being no evidences of any struggle, and no marks of violence, save a few abrasions about the face, made by falling on some stones. There was quite a pool of coagulated blood about the mouth. The body was at once removed to Mr. Stalcup's ;ate residence, and the Coroner, Alexander McCracken, notified, who held an inquest, the result of which was that he found that the deceased came to his death from hemorrhage of the lungs, The remains were interred Saturday morning. deceased leaves a divorced wife and four little children. Mr. Stalcup has suffered frequently during the past few years with hemorrhages, a fact know to but few of our citizens, as he continued to attend his store, and his sudden death was a surprise and shock to the community. He had amassed considerable property, which, after the settlement of his estate, will all go to his children, At the March term of court his wife was decreed a divorce and $1,000 alimony and consequently has no further interest or claim upon his estate. Deceased has his faults - who of us have not - but was honorable in his dealings with his fellow man. Peace to his ashes. Submitted byTom Agan.

MATHERS, Elizabeth, The Paoli Weekly News (August 27, 1879)
Mrs. Elizabeth Mathers, widow of Joseph Mathers, deceased, and daughter of Robt. Huddleson, also deceased, died at the residence of her mother, about four miles northwest of this place, last Friday (Aug 22, 1879), of consumption. Deceased was an estimable lady and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. The funeral cemetery took place at Union Church Sunday.

Orangeville Item
Mrs. Elizabeth Mathers, widow of Joseph Mathers, died Saturday of consumption and was buried at Wesley Chapel Sunday. Only eighteen months ago her husband succumbed to the same monster. They were young intelligent, enterprising, energetic christians. Such seems to be the choice of death, such he usually marks for his prey. Submitted byTom Agan.

HIGGINS, Mary, The Paoli Weekly News (December 24, 1879)
On Thursday (Dec 18, 1879) last Mrs. Mary Higgins, wife of Robert Higgins of Orangeville, died of some kind of dropsical affliction. Sometime ago Mrs. Higgins paid a visit to her son, Payton, in Missouri and while on this visit the disease which was the cause of her death seized upon her, and in spite of all the medical aid it retained its hold and carried her off. Mrs. Higgins was a much loved wife, mother and friend. She leaves a husband and three children, as well as many friends, to mourn her death. They have our heartfelt sympathy. Submitted byTom Agan.

WADE, Jane, The Paoli Weekly News (December 24, 1879)
Mrs. Jane Wade, wife of David F. Wade, Esq., of Jackson Township, died at the family residence on the 16th inst. (Dec 16, 1879) of consumption. She was buried at Danner's Chapel. Mr. Wade has also list by death three children within the last two years. Mr. Wade has our sympathy in his misfortune. Submitted byTom Agan.

PICKENS, Lemuel, The Paoli Weekly News (January 28, 1880)
By request I will write a few lines for publication, in memory of old Father Pickens. Lemuel Pickenswas born in 1812, in Shelby County, Kentucky, and came to this state when a small boy. At the age of eighteen he married Mahala Speer. They began poor, yet traveled on together over life's rugged path for fifty years and amassed quite a handsome property; giving all his children, eleven in number, a handsome start in life.
By an accident, unexpected and unthought of, he departed this life December the 1st, 1879. His suffering was very great from the time of the accident until death relieved his suffering, which was about five hours after he was hurt. But amidst all his suffering he was patient; not a word, not a murmur, passing his lips.He was resigned to the Lord's will. He said he was not afraid to die. He was willing to go if it was the Lord's will. He died at 3 o'clock and was buried at Mt. Pleasant, December 2nd. Elder Dark preached his funeral to a large congregation, who appeared very sad on account of the sudden death of Uncle Lem, as he was called by everyone that knew him.
He was a member of and also deacon of Mt. Pleasant church. He was a highly esteemed citizen, a good neighbor, a kind husband and loving father. He leaves a wife and eleven children; twenty-two grandchildren and many other relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn for him. Submitted byTom Agan.

BEATTY, Walter George, Spring Valley Herald (June 18, 1931)
Walter George Beatty, son of Oliver and Elizabeth Beatty, was born September 13, 1902 at Cuzco, Dubois County, Indiana.
When he was about eight years of age his parents moved with him to French Lick, Indiana. Walter was loved by all with whom he came in contact, he being of a kind and loving disposition.
He became a member of the K. of P. lodge, October 6, 1920, and of the Improved Order of Red Men November 3, 1922.
He was united in marriage to Mayme Elizabeth Becker June 25, 1921. To this union was born two sons, Marvin and Donald Walter.
He was converted and united with the United Brethren Church December 25, 1921.
Walter was a very faithful and loving husband and father until his death June 11, 1931, at age 28 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss besides his wife and two sons, his father and mother, aged grandmother, three brothers, Raymond, and Roy of French Lick and Arnold of Chicago, Ill.,also three sisters Mrs. Robert Thacker of Jasper, Indiana, and Ida and Lulu of this place, besides a host of relatives and friends.
The last three weeks of his sickness were very severe, but he bore it all with the greatest of patience, often calling upon his friends and relatives to pray and sing with him. When near the time of departure, he himself began to sing the wonderful old hymn that brought many to Jesus, "Just as I Am". Walter went to his crowning as peacefully as a babe would go to sleep in its mothers arms.

"Then be it my Fathers will;
I will not weep for three.
Thou livest; Joy thy spirit fills;
Pure sunshine thou dost see -
The sunshine of eternal rest.
Abide, my son, where thou art blest;
I with our friends will onward fare,
And when God wills shall find thee there."

We wish to extend our thanks to our friends and neighbors who have assisted us during the illness and death of our husband and father. We especially thank Bro. Byrum and Mr. Schmutzler for their untiring assistance and also the K. of P's. and the Improved Order of Red Men, all those who made floral offerings and furnished cars. Such kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. Mayme Beatty, Marvin Beatty, Donald Beatty. Submitted by Tom Agan.

HORNBACK, Rebecca Jane, Spring Valley Herald (June 18, 1931)
Rebecca Jane, daughter of William and Mary Taylor was born July 13, 1859 and departed this life June 2, 1931, aged 72 years, 10 months and 19 days.
She was united in marriage to William Hornback in February 1883, and to this union was born five children, two having preceded her in death, Stella who died in infancy and Mrs. Etta East who died in July 1927. He husband and companion preceded her in death in November 1917.
She was converted and united with the Methodist church when a young girl and has always been a firm believer in God, always kind, loving and unselfish. She has suffered much but through it all she was patient and always thoughtful of others.
Well did she deserve the name mother as the care and welfare of her children and home was her joy in life. On Tuesday evening as she was rapidly getting worse she expressed a desire not for a longer stay on earth by for a peaceful and painless journey. Those who were near here scarcely knew when the end came, it was so like a beautiful sleep that all pain seemed to vanish at once.
She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Edward, two daughters Mrs Cora Barnett of French Lick and Mrs. Mae Search of near English, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild, two brothers, James H. Taylor and George W. Taylor, and one sister Mrs. Charles Kearby, all of French Lick and a host of other relatives and friends.

We desire to thank those who helped in any way during the sickness and death of our mother, Mrs. Rebecca Hornback.
Edd Hornback
Mrs. Mae Searcy
Mrs. Cora Barnett
Submitted by Tom Agan.

MARLETTE, Thomas J., Spring Valley Herald (June 18, 1931)
Thomas J. Marlette, son of Jordan and Mary Marlette was born December 8, 1861 and departed this life June 9, 1931, aged 69 years, 6 months and 1 day. He grew to manhood in the country and was noted for his industry, having worked at sawmills and threshing machines all his life in all parts of this country.
Early in life he was baptised and united with the Christian church at South Liberty. In the year of 1894 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Leonard. To this union was born nine children. The wife and mother passed in June 17, 1921. Lucy, Hattie, Opal, Hazel, Myrtle and Ray have also preceded him; Ralph, Noble and Clarice are left. Six grandchildren and a mother of 93 years of age survive.
He was one of a family of nine children. The father, two sisters Fanny and Margaret and his frother George have gone on before. His brother William and his sisters Lucinda and Inez of this county and Elmira of Bloomfield, Ind., survive him.
Thomas had a wide acquaintance and always had a good word for all. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and was held in high esteem by all of his friends and neighbors.

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks for the kindness shown by our friends and relatives in the death f our dear father, Thomas J. Marlette. We also want to thank the ministers, Rev. Goins and Rev. Apple for their consoling words, Mr. Ritter the undertaker, the singers and those that brought flowers.
The children, Ralph, Noble and Clarice; His mother and grandchildren, sisters and brothers.
Submitted by Tom Agan.

ABEL, James A., Spring Valley Herald (June 18, 1931)
James A. Abel, son of John and Barbara Abel was born November 18, 1871.
Who can estimate the joys afforded by this life? What is worth more than that sweet fellowship by which we all knew him? His cheerful disposition, jolly yet true comradeship won for him many friends who sorrow today.
He was never called upon to minister any service to friends or neighbors without a quick response from a willing heart.
and now knowing that the world is better for his having lived we take heed to that still small voice which sayeth, "thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make three ruler over many", and we realize that this father and friend was called to the Great Beyond on June 7, 1931, age 59 years, 6 months and 19 days.
In 1901 he was united with Rachel Johnson, three daughters came to brighten the home Mrs. Roscoe Boston of Bloomington, Indiana, Mrs. Irvin Springer and Mrs. Claude Pinnick of West Baden, Indiana. The mother preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn our loss four brothers Andrew, Charles, and William of West Baden, henry of New York, one sister Mildred Ann of Arkansas, three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

We wish to thank the singers, pall bearers, flower girls, neighbors and all who assisted and showed so much kindness through the death of our father
Gladys Boston
Marie Springer
Fern Pinnick
Submitted by Tom Agan.

KELLAMS, William Madison, Spring Valley Herald (Oct 13, 1932)
William Madison Kellams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Kellams born January 28, 1856 and departed this life October 2, 1932, age 76 years, 10 months and 6 days.
On September 16, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Parks. To this union were born ten children.
He leaves to mourn their loss the broken hearted wife, five daughters, Mrs. Rose Lamke of New Albany, Mrs. Pearly Wirsing and Mrs Loretta Scharf, both of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Elizabeth Olcease of Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Della McFarland of French Lick; three sons, Lee of Arizona, Billy of Chicago and Joseph of Indianapolis; one sister Mrs. Celia Parks near Queen City and a host of relatives and friends. An infant daughter and one son, John, preceded him in death.
Mr. Kellams has lived in this part of the country all his life. Early in life he joined the Christian Church at South Liberty, later becoming a member of the United Brethren church at French Lick.
Mr. Kellams accidentally fell June 9 of this summer, fracturing his skull, from which he never recovered. He died Sunday morning in the Sanitarium at Madison, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Kellams have lived together 57 years and the death of her husband is indeed a crushing blow.

We wish to thank Rev. Haynes, Rev. Goins, Mr. Schmutzler and all friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in the death of our husband and father.
Mrs. Wm. Kellams and Children
Submitted by Tom Agan.

DeJARNETT, Penelope Drake, Spring Valley Herald (February 25, 1932)
Mrs. Penelope Drake DeJarnett, aged 74, died at her home in French Lick Monday (February 22, 1932) following an illness of several months with cancer.
Mrs. DeJarnett was born in Orange County March 6, 1857, and has spent most of her life in this community. She was a member of the French Lick Christian Church.
One son, William, survives. Her husband, two sons and one daughter have preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at Cane Creek, with the Rev. Drash, pastor of the French Lick Christian Church, officiating. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

BEATTY, Grant S., Spring Valley Herald (Oct 13, 1932)
News Article
Grant S. Beatty, well known resident of this place, was stricken with apoplexy at his home on College Street at an early hour last Friday morning (March 25, 1932), and died at eight o'clock
Mr. Beatty was 61 years old and always lived here. For years he was a practicing physician but retired from active practice of his profession a few years ago. He served with the Medical Corps of the Army during the World War and was a member of the local post of the American Legion.
Short funeral services were conducted by Rev. Drash of the Christian church at the home at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, with burial occurring at Ames Cemetery at two o'clock. E.H. Schmutzler had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Grant Simpson Beatty, son of Joseph and Malinda Beatty passed away Friday morning, March 25 at his home on College Street at the age of 61 years. He was born and reared on a farm in Jackson township and came from pioneer stock, his parents being one of the earliest settlers in the county. He taught in the public schools for a few years and in 1898 graduated from the Louisville Medical College.
His marriage to Maude Lane, daughter of Thomas and Rachel [Hobson] Lane was a happy one which lasted thru sunshine and shadow throughout the years.
He with his wife came to French Lick in 1915, coming from Freeland Park, Benton County, Indiana at which place he was engaged in the practice of medicine.
He was most unselfish in his administering to the sick and felt that every call should be answered. In the first flu epidemic of the country he did real missionary work among the sick of the community. When our country was called to arms he enlisted and went into service as captain of the Medical Corps and was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Being fond of travel, he and his wife visited many interesting places in his own country, with a trip to Europe a few years ago.
For the last five years he was afflicted with chronic heart ailment the direct cause of death being apoplexy.
Besides his wife he leaves four brothers and many other relatives and friends who mourn the passing of a true friend, Funeral services were held at the home. Rev. L.F. Drash, assisted by Rev. Meridith, had charge of the funeral services with a beautiful tribute from Atty. Harry Carpenter, a close friend of the doctor's. Interment at Ames Chapel with the American Legion paying last honors.

I wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness in the passing of my husband and especially do I thank the American Legion for their loyal and faithful service
Maude Beatty.
Submitted by Tom Agan.

HOBSON, Elizabeth Cox, Spring Valley Herald (January 2, 1930)
Mrs. Elizabeth Cox Hobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Cox departed from this life December 22nd (1929) at 3:15 p.m., being 93 years and 19 days of age.
she was united in marriage to Jacob Hobson in the year 1851. To this union was born five children, three sons and two daughters. One son preceded her in death leaving Mrs. Nancy Flick, Mrs. Martha Conrad and Baily Hobson of French Lick and Wm. Hobson of San Diego, Calif., twenty-four grandchildren, seventy great grandchildren and twenty great great grandchildren, besides a host of friends who mourn her departure.
Elizabeth confessed religion several years ago in the Christian church and since that time has been a devoted follower of the master. She bore her illness with meekness and patience, leaving the testimony that she was prepared to meet her Father.
For the past thirty years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Flick, who lovingly devoted her life to making her mother comfortable and happy.

We wish to thank those who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hobson. Also we wish to thank Rev. Goins and the Scarlet Ridge minister and choir.
The Family [Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery] Submitted by Tom Agan.

BEATTY, Thomas J., Spring Valley Herald (January 2, 1930)
Thomas J. Beatty, aged 73 years, 9 months and 2 days, died suddenly at Danville, Indiana Monday (December 30, 1929) morning of heart trouble. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at South Liberty with interment in the nearby cemetery. Mr. Beatty was the father of Isom Beatty of French Lick. Submitted byTom Agan.

BALLARD, Joseph L., Spring Valley Herald (January 9, 1930)
Front Page News Article
Funeral Services for Joseph Leslie Ballard, 46 years old. owner of the Gorge Inn and Elite Cafe, and prominent West Baden citizen were held Monday afternoon from the home, with interment at Ames Chapel cemetery. Rev. Murr of Paoli conducted the services, with Rev. F.L. Hacker, pastor of the West Baden Baptist church assisting.
Mr. Ballard died suddenly at his home Friday (Jan 3, 1930) after a very short illness, Death was caused by uremia.
His death was shock to his many friends throughout the county and state. Mr Ballard had extensive interests in French Lick and West Baden and his passing will be mourned alike by his associates and friends.
Mr. Ballard attended the French Lick public schools, and at an early age embarked upon a business career. By his ambition and zeal for his various enterprises he had risen to a position of wealth. In addition to owning the Gorge Inn and Elite Cafe in French Lick, he was interested in the Grand Hotel at Mackinaw island, Mich., where he and his family spent the summer months.
Mr. Ballard was the son of James and Mary Elizabeth Ballard, one of a family of nine children. He is survived by three brothers, Charles Edward of West Baden, John of Asheville, N.C., and George of French Lick; one sister, Mrs. Rilla Ballard Ragsdale of California. Four brothers, William, Scotty, James Logan and Andrew have preceded him in death, Andrew died three weeks ago as the result of an automobile accident and his funeral was held from the home of Joseph Ballard.
His widow, Olive Ellis Ballard, and one daughter, Betty Lou, also survives to mourn his passing. One son, Joseph Leslie, Jr. has preceded him in death.
Gus Edwards, famous stage star and intimate friend of Mr. Ballard sang at the funeral at which the many floral tributes evidenced the popularity of the man.
Joseph Leslie Ballard, was born in Hillham, Indiana, Dubois County, on April 2nd, 1883 and departed this life at his home in West Baden, Indiana Friday, January 3, 1930, at the age of 46 years, 9 months and 1 day.
Seemingly in the prime of his manhood the dreaded ailment of uremia made it appearance twenty-four hours before the final call, and without warning the Hand of Death has touched this home. Joseph Leslie Ballard was one of the family of nine children born to James and Mary Elizabeth Ballard.
He is survived by his brothers, John Ballard of Asheville, North Carolina (who is here today), Charles Edward Ballard (at present in Europe), George Ballard of French Lick and his sister Rilla Ballard Ragsdale of California. Four brothers preceded him in death, William and Scott in childhood ages, James Logan Ballard and Andrew Ballard in manhood estates. Tis only three weeks since the last rites were given the remains of the brother Andrew Ballard from the same home.
Joseph Ballard attended schools in French Lick, but at an early age entered a business career.
A born leader of men, he has been the type of man whose opinions have had great weight in the many matters in which he has been interested, and his influence sought for many causes. His zeal and ambition for his various enterprises were remarked upon by his friends and associates in business life.
On November 2nd, 1914 he was united in marriage to Miss Olive Ellis, whose devotion to him and their children has been an inspiration to those that knew them best.
A child, Joseph Leslie Jr. came June 24th, 1916 to brighten their home for a few short months, but God's call came to him December 16th, 1917. A daughter, Betty Lou, blessed them September 27th, 1918 and the happiest moments of the life that passed, have been spent in the efforts to make his child happy, and the memories of the devoted wife and daughter will ever hold the kindness and love given them by their dear one whose voice is now stilled.

This method is taken to show our appreciation to the people of West Baden and French Lick who so kindly sympathized with us in our sad bereavement in the death of our husband, father and brother - Joseph Leslie Ballard. Especially do we wish to thank the undertaker, W.V. Ritter & Son, Rev. Court Murr of Paoli and Rev. F.L. hacker of West Baden, those who sent floral tributes and all who assisted in any way.
Mrs. Olive Ballard and daughter
Edward Ballard
George Ballard
John Ballard
Mrs. Rilla Ballard Ragsdale
Submitted by Tom Agan.

BRUNER, Maria Pierce, Spring Valley Herald (January 30, 1930)
Mrs. Maria Pierce Bruner, widow of the late James Bruner, 92 years old, died Monday night, January 27 (1930), at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Braxtan near Orleans, Indiana. Mrs. Bruner had been an invalid for several years. She was a mother of six children, all of whom, except one daughter, have preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry Braxtan, one foster son, Homer Elrod and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 o'clock at Ames Chapel with interment in the nearby cemetery.
Mrs. Bruner was at one time a resident of French Lick township and was well know here. Submitted by Tom Agan.

APPLE, Clyde, Spring Valley Herald (May 1, 1930)
Clyde Apple , son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Apple was born July 10, 1904 and departed this life, April 5, 1930. Age 25 years, 8 months and 26 days.
He was converted at an early age and was baptized in the faith of the Church of Christ at South Liberty, where he was a faithful member.
He was united in marriage to Ruth McCarty, January 31, 1925. To this home, Jesus sent two sweet little children, Paul Elwain, aged 4, Leona Fern, 2. He loved and adored the children with all the love a father could give. He heaves to mourn his departure his devoted wife, two children, father and mother, two brothers, Charles of French Lick, Winfred of Youngs Creek and six sisters, namely: Della Cox of Hoopston, Ill., Ethel Weeks, of Greenbrier, Beulah Morris, of French Lick, Altha Walters, of Roberts, Ill., Alta and Violet, who are still at home and a host of relatives and friends. He suffered only a few moments with puncture of the heart until he was called away.
The body was laid to rest at South Liberty, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Brother Bex, to await the resurrection morn.

We wish to thank our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness, help and sympathy through the serious death of our son and husband, Clyde Apple. We thank Bro. Bex for his words of comfort, Mr. Schmutzler for his help and our friends for the beautiful flowers and singing.
Sadly missed by wife and children, Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters.
Submitted by Tom Agan.

BEATTY, Nancy Ann, Spring Valley Herald (August 14, 1930)
Nancy Ann Moore Beatty, daughter of Captain William and Mary Jane Moore, was born in Orange County, Greenfield Township, on November 17, 1857. She was the oldest of three children. One brother, John, preceded her in death, and her brother, Jasper, of Birdseye, also a half brother, James Moore of Muncie, three half-sisters, Clara Gilliatt, Emma Robbins and Lucy Bentley, survive, and one half-sister, Ella Launis, preceded her in death. God called her home on August 1, 1930, age 72 years, 7 months and 14 days.
On June 9, 1878 she was married to John R. Beatty, To them were born six sons, Orville, Addison, Herbert, William, Clarence and Anderson. The husband, two sons, Orville of French Lick, Clarence of California, five grandchildren and one great grandchild, survive.
At an early age she confessed Christ and has remained a faithful christian. She believed a christian meant more than just attending church, for when a neighbor or friend needed help, comfort or a kind word, she was ever ready to help them. She ministered to the sick and looked for the silver-lining, thus bringing joy instead of sadness to those about her.
With her passing the church and community have lost a helpful worker, a faithful christian and a good woman. The family had lost a noble companion and a kind loving mother. God loved all these. Her kind deeds, cheerful smiles and hopeful words of sympathy will be missed but believing and trusting in her God will make this great sorrow easier to bear. Those with whom she came in contact will ever remember the courage and splendid woman for these are the things that live in the heart, and by her passing on before, heaven has been drawn earthward, and we believe she went home to her Master "laden with sheaves and not empty handed."

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy in words or deeds shown us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. We especially thank Brother Richard Bex for his consoling words, the choir for the beautiful song service, the doctors and the undertaker, Mr. Ben Schmutzler.
Husband - John R. Beatty
Sons- Orville and Clarence
Submitted by Tom Agan.