Orange County Obituaries


LINDLEY, Laban, Springs Valley Herald (May 10, 1923) Obituary
Dr. Laban Lindley died at his home in Paoli Saturday evening after an illness of a few weeks, due to leakage of the heart and senility. His death removes one of the leading characters of our community, and a man, who, during his active career as a practioner, was recognized as an authority on many diseases that the human body is heir to. His success in treating typhoid and pneumonia fever was remarkable, during the years of his active practice, and he lost very few cases. His experience with the disease, know as Milk Sickness, which was prevalent here in an early day, was generally admitted and he was recognized as an authority on the treatment of that disease which has now become almost extinct. In fact we doubt if there are any local physicians now practicing here who have ever had a case of this disease, that was prevalent there fifty years ago.
His practice extended over a period of fifty years and covered a large section of this county and this be acquired a large acquaintanceship over the county. He served several years as Secretary of the County and Town Board of Health.
He was a man of strong conviction and courage and possessed splendid views on matters of community interest, and held onto those views, and expounded their cause with a tenacity that was indeed commendable. He possessed a kindliness of heart for his friends and his was a warm, dominant, friendly personality. The determination, purpose and courage of his being were softened, bantified and strengthened by the warm heart of the man. In our hearts and memories he will never die, for we have been the beneficiary of his labors and associations. He has left a legacy for courage and conviction that is worthy of emulation, and was a man with whom association made friendships and admiration.
Dr. Lindley lost his life companion several years ago and since that time has lived with his daughter, Miss Grace Lindley. He is survived by five children, viz: William F. Lindley, of North Bend, Texas, Elizabeth Carson, of Chicago, Ill., and Laban Lindley, Jr., Miss Grace Lindley and Mrs. John E. Oslund of Paoli, besides numerous other relatives and friends. He would have reached his eightieth milestone of life, had he lived until August.
He was a member of the 13th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War and was recognized as a gallant soldier and loyal patriot. He was a member of the Friends church from whence funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BALLARD, Logan, Springs Valley Herald (May 31, 1923) News Article

Word reached here Friday that Logan Ballard of this place had died suddenly at Bay City, Michigan at 11:00 a.m. that forenoon. Mr. Ballard had gone to Mackinac Island, Mich. where he owns a large hotel property which he conducts during the summer months. His visit there at this time was to look after the preliminaries for the opening of the hotel later. He was not well when he left here and drew worse on the way up and when he arrived at Mackinac Island his condition was very serious and it was decided to take him to Chicago for treatment. When he reached Bay City his condition was so critical that the trip was ended there and he died at a hotel at eleven o'clock Friday. The body was brought here Saturday evening.
Mrs. Ballard was notified of his serious condition and the arrangements to take him to Chicago and went there to meet him at the Congress Hotel. A telegram awaited her at that place announcing that his condition was so serious it had been necessary to stop at Bay City and she rushed on, reaching Bay City a few hours before he died.
His aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ballard who is at Long Beach, California and a sister, Mrs. James Ragsdale, who is in a sanitarium in California were wired, but neither was in a physical condition to make the long trip to attend the funeral.
A brief service was conducted at the home in West Baden at ten o'clock Monday morning by Rev. O. E. Haley and the body was laid to rest in the Ames Chapel cemetery.
While affiliate with no church he gave liberally to all good causes and was ever ready to assist anyone in need of help. His hotel, the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Mich., was perhaps the largest of his many holdings in real estate.
He was a veteran of the Spanish American War and served in the Philippine.
Cut off in the prime of life - 42 years of age - he leaves a wife and two young daughters to mourn their loss, and they have the sympathy in their bereavement a host of friends.

File note: Logan had two daughters, Kathryn and Jane, and a son Jim. Kathryn married Frank Dixon. Their son Martin became a medical doctor. Jane first married a Boyd. Their son Logan Boyd became an oral surgeon. After her husband's death, Jane later married Paul Abel. 
Jim Ballard has a son James Logan Ballard who is a dentist in Laporte Ind. He has two sons Andrew (who is deceased) and Jeff who lives in Indianapolis. Jeff has wife, Kristen, daughter Abigail, sons: Benjamin David and Luke.  Jim also has daughter Vicki Hartman who lives in Scottsburg with her husband Jerry and daughter Beth. Courtesy of Martin Dixon, grandson of Logan Ballard January 24, 2019.

DIXON, Cora Ermel, Springs Valley Herald (June 7, 1923, 1923) Obituary
Cora Ermel Dixon, daughter of Alfred and Clorinda Pinnick Dixon was born May 5, 1884 on the homestead where the family now resides.
Growing to womanhood, spending her entire life with those with whom she attended school and with the same associations in the church and Sunday School.
She united with the Church of Christ some eighteen years ago and has many times spoken of her faith in God, trusting and believing that he would ever sustain and comfort every trial. And in times of sickness and trouble in the home has admonished those about her to pray to God for his help.
Ermel's greatest care was for the mother who has twice been left a widow, and in her advanced age feels the loss as only a mother can.
Her quiet disposition and amiable character made friends with all with whom she was associated.
She departed this life May 30, 1923 and leaves to mourn the mother, two brothers, three sisters, four aunts, two uncles, four nieces, four nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Death has taken from the family the father, an infant brother and the half brother, James R. Pinnick.
With her passing the family is deeply bereft. The home is broken.
When all was done that kind friends could do and earthly powers failed the Lord said, Come unto me and we in this hour of grief in the spirit of Job submit to the Father's Will and say: naked came I out of the womb and naked shall I return thither: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; Bless be the name of the Lord.


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our friends and neighbors who extended their kindness, sympathy and aid to us in so many ways, in our sad bereavement in the sickness and death of our dear daughter and sister, Cora Ermel Dixon. We feel that each act has been a manifestation of love for her who is gone. Clorinda Dixon and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

EICHMILLER, Maggie, Springs Valley Herald (June 21, 1923) Obituary
Mrs. Maggie Eichmiller was born August 23, 1860 and departed this life June 5, 1923, age 62 years, 10 months and 13 days.
She was united in marriage to Henry Eichmiller November 23, 1882 and to this union were born six children, namely: Mr. George Eichmiller, Mrs. Eva Elkins, Mrs. Anna McFarland, Mrs. Gertrude Crowder, Mrs. Bessie Bostock and Mrs. Lena Hanger.
Mrs. Eichmiller was taken into the Lutheran Church at the age of 13 and has lived a true christian life all these years.
A few days before she died she wanted to join the Methodist church, but was too weak. She told some of her neighbors (who were there at the that time) that she was ready to die, said she had heard the angels singing the following songs: "A Light at the River", "Trust and Obey", "Lord I'm Coming Home" and helped them to sing one line of "Nearer My God to Thee". (Angels to beckon me).
Mrs. Eichmiller leaves a husband, six children, 19 grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and a host of other friends and relatives to mourn her untimely death. She was a fear companion, a loving mother, friend and neighbor. She never tired to help those in need.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Jeffrey and the remains were laid to rest in the Crystal cemetery.


We wish by this means to express our gratitude to our many friends for their kindness and care during the long illness and death of our darling wife and mother.
Those who stood by her bedside and gave their sympathy, encouragement and helpfulness can never be forgotten.
We extend our thanks to Dr. Farris and Sr. Sloan. We also appreciated the excellent manner in which Ritter & Son performed their service and thank them profoundly for the carefulness and kindness. We thank you all. Mr. Henry Eichmiller and children. Submitted byTom Agan.

McDONALD, Mattie F., Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1923) Obituary
Mattie F. Shields was born near Greenville, Ind. July 14, 1855. Departed to be with Jesus June 19, 1923, at the age of 67 years, 11 months and 5 days.
She was married to Wm. H. McDonald, Dec. 8, 1879. To this union six children were born, according to their ages as follows: John J., Charles Arthur, Mary, Louis, Frank, Clarence. The father and three sons have gone on before.
The nearest relatives remaining are Mrs. Mary Compton, daughter; Frank and Clarence, sons; Mrs. Bedford Stanfield, sister; and Levi and Houston Shields, brothers.
Sister McDonald was converted when only thirteen years of age and joined the Christian church. later however she transferred he membership to the M.E. Church in which she remained until death.
She continued to bear testimony for Jesus unto the end; and exemplified the grace of God by her kindness and patience through much suffering for a number of weeks previous to her departure.
In the language of Holy Writ, we may say of her, "A woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in thee gates."
Funeral services in the Mt. Lebanon M.E. Church by the Rev. Baughmen of French Lick. The remains were laid to rest in Scarlett Ridge cemetery, "until the break, and the shadows flee away."


We wish to thank those who assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear mother, Mattie F. McDonald, especially do we thank the doctors for their gentle administration, W. V. Ritter & Son for their efficient services, the Rev. Baughman for his words of comfort and the host of friends for their beautiful floral offerings. We sincerely appreciated the kindness of all. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

MORRISON, Sarah A. Wilson, Springs Valley Herald (July 5, 1923) Obituary
Sarah. A. Wilson Morrison was born Oct. 20, 1851 near Oden, Ind. Died at her home in West Baden, Ind. June 28, 1923. Age 71 years, 8 months and 8 days.
Her last illness was but a few hours, having taken sick on Tuesday afternoon, when she fell unconscious and remained so, until Thursday 2:00 a.m. when God called her home. Progressive paralysis being the cause of death. Early in life she united with the M.E. Church at Union Chapel.
On the 26th day of May, 1877 she was united in marriage to Robert Morrison.To this union was born six children, four sons and two daughters, Harvey and Perry Morrison of Martinsville, Ind.; Ross Morrison of Bethany, Ill.; Shirley Morrison and Mrs. O. C. Scarlett of this city. The other daughter, Mrs. Alpha B. Salmon having preceded her mother in death ten years ago.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves several grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was a true and faithful companion, a kind and patient mother always willing and ready to help in a neighborly way and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


We wish to sincerely thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help to us during the short illness and death of our dear wife and mother. You will always be in our memory one and all. Submitted byTom Agan.

WHITE, Sarah L. Lindley, Springs Valley Herald (July 12, 1923) Death Notice
Mrs. Sarah L. White, better known as Aunt Sallie White, one of our oldest citizens, died at her home (Paoli) here Saturday, aged 87 years. She was the daughter of Jonathan Lindley, one of the pioneer residents of Orange County and a prominent business man of the early days. She was one of a family of twelve children, only one, Mrs. B. M. Lingle of this city survives.
She was married to Robert White in 1858 at the Newberry Friend's Church, two miles west of here and which is still in use. The wedding was a rather unique affair, a double wedding at which William Osbourne and Miss Clarke were the other contracting parties. The old form of marriage ceremony was used, the brides and grooms to be repeating the entire ceremony after the minister. Aunt Sallie, as a bride, was gowned in blue silk with a white shawl and white hat to match.
She was the mother of eight children, four of whom survive. They are Lillie, Daisy, Frank White and Mrs. Oscar Baker, all of this city. He husband, Robert White, a well known merchant, died about twenty years ago. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Rev. Dalrymple, her pastor, preached the sermon and was assisted by Rev. Copeland of the Friend's Church. Submitted byTom Agan.

OSBORN, Mary Taylor, Paoli Republican (May 3, 1893) Obituary
Mary Taylor Osborn was born May 6, 1809, died in Mitchell, Ind., April 23, 1983, aged 83 years, 4 months and 16 days. she was married in her 19th year to David Osborn. To them were born eight daughters and one son, all but one of whom have preceded her to the better land.
Mother Osborn was one of the early pioneers of Indiana, and endured the many hardships of an early settler's life, but by honest toil and frugality, she, with her husband, obtained a competence of this worlds goods to live in comfort.
Eighteen years ago she was left a widow and for two years, she with her only son Elwood, who six years ago was laid to rest in the Mitchell cemetery, lived in the old home near Paoli in Orange County, but for sixteen years her some has been with her only surviving daughter, Mrs. Dora Stone, who tenderly and devotedly cared for her afflicted mother.
Thirteen years ago from an accident she became a cripple, from which she never recovered, being compelled to move about on crutches. Four years later a cataract grew over one eye then over the other, until she became totally blind, and yet with all her afflictions she never complained of the Providence of God, believing that He, in his own good time, would clear up the mystery, and these afflictions, which are but for a moment, shall work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. And mother is now beginning to understand what that "eternal weight of glory" means. Her life was an example to all whom she came in contact. Her home was near old Nelson Chapel in Orange County and, from early life she was a member of the Methodist Church and her husband a local minister of the same. So their home was a favorite place of resort at times of Quarterly and protracted meetings, because of their wide open doors and generous hospitality. She was always in her place at the house of God, and many of the old ministers of the Indiana Conference will remember her kindness to them, while many others will meet her in the glory land. After she was confined to her home she enjoyed a visit from many of God's ministers who often preached for her.
Two years ago she moved with her daughter to Mitchell, and since then Christian people have frequently met with and held cottage prayer meetings at their homes. At these meetings she always testified to her trust in God, and so often has been heard to say, "I love the Lord and I love his people." Although, so wonderfully afflicted, God in his tender mercy spared her intense pain and through all her long life, her daughter says she never know her to be sick until recently, when she sometimes had slight fever, but gradually grew weaker, and day by day the sands of life ran out until the weary wheel stood still. God with his own Almighty hand drew back the curtain and Mother Osborn opened her eyes on the glories of Heaven.
It was her request to be buried in the Mitchell cemetery by her son, Elwood. Submitted by Tom Agan.

WHITE, Ruth, Paoli Republican (August 23, 1893) Death Notice
Mrs. Carter White was buried at Beech Grove at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16th., Rev. Cyrus Jones officiating. If she had lived to see the eleventh day of November next she would have been seventy one years old. She was a woman must esteemed by all who knew her. Through her sufferings, from cancer, from which she died, were intense and long continued, she bore them with patience and fortitude and died happy, with all her seven living children by her bedside, one having already passed on before. She died in the house where she had lived all the years of her life, save three years. Submitted byTom Agan.

CLANCY, Mary A., Paoli Republican (July 1, 1896) Obituary
Mrs. Mary A. Clancy died of heart trouble, after a short illness, at her home in Paoli, Monday morning at six o'clock, aged sixty-six years and two months. She was born in Spencer County, Kentucky in 1830 and has been a resident of Paoli for twenty-eight years. She leaves three children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. For more than a half century she has been a working member of the Baptist Church and an earnest devoted Christian. According to her means she has probably given more to the cause of her Master than any other person in the county. The funeral was conducted from the residence yesterday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. C.M. Clark. A good and Godly woman has gone and she will be sadly missed. Submitted byTom Agan.

THOMAS, Delilah, Paoli Republican (April 11, 1897) Death Notice
Mrs. William Thomas died last Thursday night from the effects of measles, aged 43 years. She was the mother of six children, five of whom are living. She was the daughter of Aaron Burnett and was a good woman. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Gregory from the A. M. E. Church at this place Saturday morning and the interment made at Newberry. {Note: This is one of the few death notices for a black member of our community. Her husband's obituary is also in our collection.] Submitted byTom Agan.

RAY, Green, Paoli Republican (April 11, 1897) Death Notice
Green Ray, one of nature's noblemen, died at his home near Abydell at 11 o'clock Monday morning, of heart trouble, aged 54 years. He took alarming ill only twenty-four hours before his death. The funeral was held at Ames yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Z. Selby officiating. He was a member of the 24th Indiana Volunteers. No man made a better soldier or citizen than he, and it is a sad loss to the country and community for such as one to die. Submitted byTom Agan.

McCOY, Daisy, Paoli Republican (April 11, 1897) Death Notice
Mrs. Daisy McCoy died at her home on Lost River Sunday of consumption, aged 21 years. The funeral was held at Stamper's Creek yesterday (Tuesday) at noon and the remains laid to rest besides a sister who died only eighteen months since. [Daisy was the wife of Hugh C. McCoy; daughter of Cornelius and Dora Lindley] Submitted byTom Agan.

TRUEBLOOD, Hiram, Paoli Republican (April 11, 1897) Death Notice
Hiram Trueblood, one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the county, and one of the most conscientious persons we have ever known, died at his home, two miles west of Paoli, last Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock after a long illness, aged 74 years and 2 months. The funeral was held at Newberry at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, an immense concourse of people attending. The deceased was a leading member of the Friends church and never missed a service when able to attend. He leaves a wife, three sons and three daughters, one son and one daughter having gone on before. Submitted byTom Agan.

DILLARD, Arthur, Paoli Republican (June 28, 1897) Death Notice
Arthur Dillard, aged 18, son of Frank Dillard, near Chambersburg, died suddenly Monday night. He was helping to haul wheat from the thresher and is supposed to have burst a blood vessel. He was a bright young man and made many friends at Paoli, where he attended school last spring. Submitted byTom Agan.

THOMPSON, Rachel, Paoli Republican (March 23, 1904) Obituary
Rachel Thompson, was born April 23, 1840, died March 20, 1904, aged nearly 64 years. In early life she manifested rather unusual characteristics. As a student she was apt and easily gained high marks in her classes. She was of a cheerful disposition and this made her a favorite with her friends and classmates and in later life dispelled the gloom from many a life more fortunate than hers. While a girl in her teens she was converted and frequently broke the silence of the meetings of that time with her testimony for the Master and of late years often spoke of the goodness of God to her.
At the age of 13 she was stricken with spinal trouble and much of the time she was unable to attend school or to engage in the ordinary pursuits of life. Later the disease grew more malignant and for many years she has been greatly afflicted. The immediate cause of her death was cancer of the breast.
She was the daughter of David Thompson, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Belle T. Braxtan. Funeral services were held at Lick Creek Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George H. Moore and the remains were laid to rest by the side of the greater part of her immediate family. To the bereaved sister, relatives and friends we extend sympathy. Submitted byTom Agan.

BEATTY, Nora Etta, Paoli Republican (March 23, 1904) Obituary
God sent his Angel of Death, and took away one of our brightest flowers, to bloom for Him eternally in Heaven.
Nora Etta Beatty, daughter of David and Nancy Beatty, was born Jan 14, 1877, died February 24, 1904, aged 27 years, 1 month and 10 days. She was victim of consumption. Her illness , which lasted several months, was borne with the greatest patience, never becoming weary and always so thoughtful of others around her.
Ettie was ever an earnest, faithful and loyal worker for truth. She confessed her God and became a member of his "Great Kingdom" a month before her death. On the evening before her death she called her parents to her bedside and said; "Ma, I can't be with you long." Then taking her father's hand she said, "Pa, prepare to meet me in heaven. I want to see you all there." Only a few more short hours of suffering and on the morn of Feb. 24 her spirit took its flight and she has gone to that Home where there is no more pain and sorrow, but eternal joy and happiness.
Dearest Ettie, thou hast answered the summons, cheerfully and fearlessly, and we know thou art resting, sweetly resting.
The remains were interred in the cemetery at South Liberty, Rev. V. T. Trimble conducting funeral ceremonies. She leaves a father, mother, brothers and sisters, besides a host of friends and other relatives. To the grief sticken family we extend our deepest sympathy. Father and mother she has only gone on before. Weep not for her, but let us so live that we may meet her in the "Blessed House of Love and Happiness. A Friend. Submitted byTom Agan.

SMITH, Iris, Paoli Republican (March 23, 1904) Death Notice
Mrs. William W. Smith, a highly respected lady near Abydell, died Tuesday night of last week after a short illness of pneumonia. She leave a usband and five young children who have the sympathy of many friends and neighbors. Submitted byTom Agan.

CADLE, Elizabeth, Paoli Republican (December 11, 1907) Death Notice
Mrs. Elizabeth Cadle, widow of the late John G. Cadle, died at the home of her son, Commissioner George R. Cadle, in Chambersburg last Thursday morning after an attack of paralysis several days previous, in the eighty-fifth year of her age. She was an old pioneer of that vicinity, having lived in the town of Chambersburg for many years and was revered by all the people of that community for her many kind and neighborly acts. She leaves three sons and four daughters, besides thirty-two grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren and numerous friends to mourn her departure.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Enoch Stephens, of Fredricksburg,, her old pastor, assisted by Rev. J. W. McFall, of the Paoli M. E. Church, was held at Lick Creek Church Friday afternoon, after which interment was made in the cemetery adjoining. The Republican extends sympathy to the bereaved family. Submitted byTom Agan.

PIERCE, George H., Paoli Republican (December 11, 1907) Death Notice
George H. Pierce, a well known citizen of this county, died at his home in West Baden last Wednesday and was buried at Antioch church in Northwest township Friday. for many years he was a prominent citizen and farmer in Northwest township and only recently moved to West Baden, having leased his farm. He leaves a wife and several children, two brother and two sisters, to whom the Republican extends sympathy. Submitted byTom Agan.

COX, Dora Margaret, Springs Valley Herald (January 9, 1919) Obituary
Dora Margaret Cox, wife of Andrew Cox and daughter of Mrs. John W. King of French Lick was born Sept. 17, 1880, age 38 years, 3 months and 16 days.
She became a member of the "Church of Christ" at South Liberty Church about fifteen years ago, and from that time she has done her utmost to live a true christian.
She always had a pleasant look and a kind word for everyone., she was a good sister, a loving wife and mother.
She was united in marriage to Andrew Cox, April 20, 1899, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Cox and Zadie May, still at home. Besides husband and daughters she leaves mother, four sisters, Luzetta Anna and Floe King of French Lick, Mrs. Evert Morgan of Indianapolis and one brother, Ed King of Youngs Creek, also a little granddaughter, Mary Frances Cox, to whom she was much devoted and a host of other relatives and friends.
Her father, two infant brothers and one sister proceeded her to the heavenly home.
Dora bore her suffering with great patience until 7:10 o'clock a.m. Jan. 3, 1919, when she passed into the great beyond to wait the roll call up yonder.
Funeral services were conducted at South Liberty at 2:30 o'clock Sat., Jan. 3, 1919, by Rev. Volney Trimble.


We extend out heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. We wish to thank Drs. Sloan, Beatty, Hammond of French Lick and Holiday of Paoli for their tender care of her, and also Bro. Trimble for his consoling words. Especially do we thank Mr. Claxton and Mr. Dean for their prompt personal attention of arranging the funeral. Andrew Cox and Daughters. Submitted byTom Agan.

RHODES, Elvet B., Springs Valley Herald (January 16, 1919) Death Notice
Elvet B. Rhodes, one of West Baden's oldest and most prominent citizens passed away at his home in that city last Sunday morning from pneumonia. Mr. Rhodes was at one time part owner of the West Baden Springs Hotel with Mr. Sinclair. He was a member of the Masonic Order and the local lodge had charge of the funeral which was at Ames Chapel Tuesday.

Springs Valley Herald (January 30, 1919) Memorial
Death having severed the cord of life and set at liberty the soul of our beloved brother Elvet B. Rhodes. from the cares and sorrows of this life, thise severing another link from the fraternity chain that cinds us together. May we, who survive him be more strongly cemented in the ties of union and friendship and while we drop a sympathetic tear over the grave of our deceased brother let us cast around him the brood mantle of Masonic charity nor withhold from his memory the commendation that his virtues claim at our hands.
Elvet B. Rhodes was raised to the sublime Degree of Master Mason on the night of Dec. 5, 1911 by French Lick Lodge No. 586, and ever after lived an honorable and consistent member and was greatly loved by the fraternity and all who knew him.
He died at his home in West Baden, Ind. Jan. 12, 1919, aged 69 years past.
His funeral was preached at the Ames Chapel Church Jan. 14, by Rev. Frank Denny after which his remains were laid in their final resting place at the Ames Chapel Cemetery by French Lick Lodge No. 586 A. F. & A. M.
To those of his immediate relative and friends who are most heartstricken at the loss we have all sustained, we do most deeply sympathize with them in their bereavement, and the God of all graces help and comfort them, and may they look forward to the time of the general meeting where there will be no parting. C. W. Kellams, Wm. J. McCoy, F. A. Roach, committee.

Springs Valley Herald (January 30, 1919) Obituary
Elvet Beverly Rhodes was born north of West Baden, Indiana on what s known as the James McCracken farm, December 17, 1849, and died at his home in West Baden, Indiana, January 12, 1919, aged 69 years, 26 days. He was son of John A. and Nancy Ann Pinnick Rhodes, to whom were born eight children, namely:Anna J. (Mrs. G. W. Campbell), Elvet, the subject of this sketch, Joseph, James, Martha, Elizabeth (who was the wife of Geo. T. Osborn), John and Andrew, who died in childhood. The others lived to adult life. In 1863, the father died, leaving the family of growing boys and girls in their tender years to the care of the widowed mother. She proved herself to be a wonderful capacity and fine judgement, and the qualities of hardihood and endurance, which we knew in this, her eldest son, were no doubt born of those early years when he was the chief dependence of that mother, at thirteen years old.
The strain and hardship broke her health and she died in 1869. The home was broken up, and Elvet, then 20 years old, went to live with his sister and became associated in business with his brother-in-law, the late George W. Campbell and the firm named Campbell and Rhodes became a part of the life of Orange County, finally culminating in E. B. Rhodes purchasing one-third interest in the West Baden Springs Hotel, where for seventeen years, he was the junior partner with the late L. W. Sinclair, which relation ended with the fire of 1901, after which, he confined himself to farming and stock raising having always had an inherent love for fine horses.
In 1880 he was married to Fannie J. Porter, who tuberculosis claimed after only fourteen months. Within a few years he was married to Mrs. Alice Faucett Roberts. To this union were born three children, namely: John A., Minnie Louise and Roscoe Faucett, all of whom, with the mother, survive him. John, the eldest son, is still in the Army Service at Camp Knox and Roscoe has long been his father's dependence of the White River Stock farm, at Haysville. There also remains the one sister, Mrs. Campbell, of Bloomington, Ind., upon whom the blow falls heavily, she being the eldest and last of them all and her own home having also been practically their family home in days gone by. She has mothered them all, and has one by one laid them all away. E. B. Rhodes was a man of energy. Plain, unassuming, a man who really saw the dignity of labor as few men do, and his happiness was in honest effort to achieve, and a clean upright life.
He united with the M. E. Church at Nelson Chapel when quite a young man, under the pastorate of Rev. Harned, but had never transferred his membership to West Baden although his interest, as well as this family were always identified with West Baden M. E. Church.
He was a member of French Lick Lodge of Masons, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Murat Shrine of Indianapolis for 18 years. He was Postmaster at West Baden for years before it was made a Presidential Office, and was Presidential Postmaster during the administrations of Harrison, McKinley and Roosevelt.
The end has come.
A long life, clean, honest and pure gone out, like the falling of a giant oak in the forest, which having weathered the storms of years, stands as their monument, so the strength of this life stands out in the memory of us all patient, enduring, of undaunted courage, clean and wholesome, despising wrong, and by his example bids us keep to the things that best made for real character. The end has come!
And again we are reminded that in the economy of an Infinite God, death has its natural place, even as birth, and that what He has panned - even death, being so universal, must be a blessing. Submitted byTom Agan.

COX, Alonzo, Springs Valley Herald (January 16, 1919) Obituary
Alonzo Cox, son of Abraham and Vira Cox, was born June 1, 1886 and departed this earthly life on Nov. 12, 1918 after nine days of suffering with influenza-pneumonia.
We went to sleep, and his happy soul went back to God who gave it to him. He was a dutiful and loving son.
his happy childhood days were spent at home near Ethel;, Ind. At the age of eighteen he entered the regular army, serving three years at Ft. Baker, California and the remainder of ten years and four months at Ft. Barrancas, Fla., after that, coming home and spending the remainder of his life with his parents where his loving and cheerful disposition made him a favorite with all who knew him.
He was always willing to do a kind deed for anyone and was endowed with a sacrificing spirit. It has been truthfully said, "to know him was to love him."
He leaves a broken hearted mother and father, three sisters, Lizzie, Ethel and Mamie, three brothers, Cleveland, Roy and Ivan, to mourn his death, also a host of relatives and friends.
He was laid to rest in Fairview cemetery Nov. 13, 1918. Submitted by Tom Agan.

GRIGSBY, Mary Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (January 30, 1919) Death Notice
Mary Elizabeth Grigsby, widow of Wm. Bennett Grigsby, died at West Baden last Wednesday at the advanced age of 74 years. Mrs. Grigsby had been in poor health for the past year or more. Internment at Ames Chapel Cemetery last Friday.

Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Obituary
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. William Shelby and Martha Potter, was born July 18, 1844, united in marriage to William Bennett Grigsby October 14, 1862, to this union were born nine children namely: Isaac Emmett of Bedford, Ind., William S. of West Baden, Claudia Lee of Chicago, Albert E, who departed this life Sept. 22, 1897, Mrs. Harry Roland, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Mrs. Hugh Glenn, French Lick, Ind., Mrs. Howard Nuss of West Baden, two children died in infancy. Besides her immediate family she is survived by two sisters Mrs. Martha Ellis near Orleans, Indiana and Mrs. Hettie Lewis, Florence, Kansas.
She spent the early part of her life near Bromer, Indiana and almost her entire life in Orange County.
She was brought up in the Presbyterian faith but in later years united with the Primitive Baptist Church at French Lick in which she remained a consistent member until death. She was a charter member of French Lick Chapter order of the Eastern Star, and was greatly devoted to the order.
Death came to her relief at 5 o'clock a.m. january 2, 1919 making her age 74 years, 6 months and 4 days. she was a faithful and dutiful wife, fond and loving mother, never growing weary ministering to the wants of others and will be greatly missed by the family, and while she is taken from the family circle yet she is now living that Life that knows no Death and is not Dead, but only gone on before and her sweet spirit is now in that heavenly land where all the white robed angels are.
In her quiet and pure life she has left a striking example well worthy to be imitated by all. She was one whom to know was to love, always kind and had a smile and kind word for all, but she is enjoying her reward now.
Brief funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Eld. George W. Atkins, assisted by the Rev. Wilson, pastor of the French Lick M. E. Church from the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. P. Nuss of West Baden after which her mortal remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Ames Chapel to await her masters call on resurrection morning. this ended a beautiful and useful life here on earth only to live a higher and purer life in the beautiful land of ever blooming flowers.


We most tenderly and heartily thank all who assisted us during our sad bereavements consequent in the death of our dear mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Grigsby and are also deeply grateful for the many beautiful floral offerings. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

MATTOX, Robert, Springs Valley Herald (January 30, 1919) Death Notice
Bob Mattox died at his home in West Baden Tuesday morning of pneumonia following the flu. His baby died Monday morning and the entire family has been sick of it.
A third child of Bob Mattox died Tuesday morning. The father and three of the children lay dead in the home at the same time Tuesday. All died of the flu. Submitted byTom Agan.

MOORE, Ruth, Springs Valley Herald (February 6, 1919) Obituary
Died at her home near Red Quarry, jan. 2, Ruth, the youngest daughter of Thomas J. and Mary Moore, born Oct. 27, 1897, died han.2, 1919, age 21 years, 2 months and 5 days, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis.
She leaves father, mother, three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Wininger, of St. Francisville, Ill., Mrs. Will Ervin and Grace Lee of French Lick and many relatives and friends who will miss her smile and cheerful words of greetings.
Ruth was a graduate of French Lick high school class of 1917. She gradually failed in health until she had to give up her position as cashier at the Star Store and go home. Through all her illness she never mirmured or complained, but as always cheerful and patient, forgetting self, thinking an planning for others in that unselfish attitude, which has expressed itself. The example of her life and the influence yielded by it, will linger in the hearts of her many firends.
Funeral services were at Highland and the remains were laid to rest in Highland Cemetery.


We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown to us during the sickness and death of our dear daughter and sister, Ruth. Especially do we thank the undertaker, Mr. Claxton, Bro. Davis and Atkins for their consoling words, and friends for their beautiful floral offerings. Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Moore & daughters. Submitted byTom Agan.

ROLAND, Miles, Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Death Notice
Early Wednesday morning the death angel which had been hovering over the Roland home in this city for weeks too the father to join the file who died last Saturday. Both had been stricken with influenza and pneumonia and for more than a week were delirious or unconscious and their departure was expected hourly for the last few days.
Mr. Roland had been an active business man of this city for many years being engaged in mercantile business. He took up the practice of law a few years ago. He was associated with Will H. Talbott under the title of Talbott & Roland. He served a term in the lower house of the State Legislature and at his death was Clerk and Treasurer of the town of French Lick. Mr. and Mrs. Roland were quiet unassuming people and loved and respected by all who knew them.
The children have the sincere sympathy of the entire community in this loss of both parents.

Springs Valley Herald (Feb. 20, 1919) Obituary
Miles Roland, son of Edward and Marinda Roland, was born near Marietta, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1857 and departed this life at French Lick, Ind., Feb. 12, 1919 aged 61 years, 11 months and 24 days. When he was eight years old he came with his parents to Indiana and settled in Northwest township where he grew to manhood. He was married to Melvina Jones in March 1878 and to this union were born four children, three of whom are living, the other dying in infancy. The mother died June 6, 1885.
He was married a second time to Rachel Jones who preceded him in death four days. To this last marriage were born four children all of whom survive. In his young manhood he became a teacher in the common schools and followed this profession in Orange and Martin counties for 18 years. In 1891 he formed a partnership with Frank P. Lytle and engaged in mercantile business at Roland, Ind. and later joined his brothers in the same business where he continued until about 1895, when he came to French Lick and formed a partnership with John T. Stout of Paoli, Ind. under the firm name of Stout & Roland and opened a general store on what is now the Star Store corner. This firm continued in business until 1906 when they sold out the business and Mr. Roland took up the practice of law. In the year 1908 he formed a law partnership with Will H. Talbott which continued until his death.
Many of the years of his life has been spent in public office where he served the public well. He was a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1913 and has been the attorney for the Town of French Lick for several years past and at the time of his death was serving as Clerk and Treasurer of the town.
He united with the Christian church in early manhood and was one of the founders of what is now know as the Antioch church and was active in the affairs of that church as long as he lived in that community. He with his wife became charter members of the First Christian Church in French Lick and continued in that relation until death called him.
He was an upright and useful citizen during all of his life and in many ways his place will be hard to fill. He was possessed of a wonderful degree of patience and took a special delight in looking after the most tedious details of all that he undertook and always tried to serve well all who came to him.
As a husband and father he was devoted and on of his children paid him the highest tribute that can be paid any parent when it was said, "He was a good father."
His going is doubly sad as it breaks up the home and when the youngest son is permitted to return he will greet neither father nor mother who sent him out to defend his country.
The following children survive him: Mrs. John Peterson of St. Louis, Mo., Charles E. Roland of Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Ethel Bruner of Clark, Mont., Homer of St. Louis, Mo., Austin of Louisville, Ky., Orville with the American Army in Germany, and Grace Evelyn with her sister Mrs. Peterson. Besides these he leaves four grand children, an aged mother and two brothers, George Roland of this county and Harry Roland of Illinois, with many other relatives and friends who will mourn his death.

Springs Valley Herald (Feb. 20, 1919) News Article
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Peterson who have been here for some time at the bedside of Mrs. Peterson's father and mother, Miles Roland and wife, who died a few days ago, left for their home in St. Louis Tuesday morning. Miss Grace Evelyn Roland went home with them and will make her home in their family. Chas. Roland and wife returned to their home in Indianapolis, Sunday. Homer Roland returned to his home in St. Louis and Austin to Louisville. Submitted byTom Agan.

Submitted by Tom Agan.

ROLAND, Rachel, Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Death Notice
Mrs. Rachel Roland, wife of Miles Roland, died at her home on Summit Street Saturday morning of pneumonia following the flu, Mrs. Roland was very low for several days and last Thursday about noon it was reported that she was dead. Both Mr. and Mrs. Roland had been expected to die for several days and at the time of her death he was unconscious and no hope for his recovery was apparent. All the children, exception of Orville, who is in France, are here with their parents. The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Monday at 10 o'clock and the burial was at Abydel [Ames Chapel].

Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Obituary
Rachel Jones, daughter of Joel G. and Mary Jones, was born in Martin County, Indiana, July 2, 1863 and departed this life February 8th, 1919, aged 55 years, 7 months and 6 days. Her early life was spent near the scenes of her birth and here she grew to womanhood. she was married to Miles Roland, April 1st, 1888. To this union were born four children as follows: Homer of St. Louis, Mo., Austin of Louisville, Ky., Orville with the American Army in Germany and Grace Evelyn still at home. she was also the mother to three children of her husband by a former marriage, Mrs. John Peterson of St. Louis, Mo., Charles E. Roland of Indianapolis and Mrs. Ethel Bruner of Clark, Montana, all of whom seemed as near as her own.
The family moved to French Lick about twenty-four years ago where they have since lived and where the children have all come to maturity, save the youngest.
In her early life she united with the Christian Church and when the First Christian church was organized at French Lick she and her husband became charter members and her membership continued in that church until she was called to the Church triumphant.
She was the best and highest sense a wife and mother, and was always found looking to the comfort of her loved ones and her loss will be keenly felt. She was of a retiring disposition, but one who made many and lasting friends as she always spoke kindly of everyone. for some years her health had not been good and she was compelled to remain closely at home where she bore her burdens cheerfully.
She was one of many mothers who have been called upon to give of her son to her country and almost two years ago she bade goodbye to her youngest, to send him if need be, to give his life for the case of humanity.
Her last days were full of anxiety for Orville and she called for him many times, but God has willed it otherwise.
A good woman, a devoted wife and dear mother has been called from us to a better and richer life in the great beyond, but her memory will linger still.
Besides her children, she leaves a husband and aged mother, four grandchildren, two brothers, John J. Jones of French Lick and Jerry who lives in Kansas, a sister Mrs. George Roland of this county all of who with many friends will greatly mourn her loss.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and sympathy during the sickness and death of our dear parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.