Orange County Obituaries


BEATTY, Dessie; 4 January 1970; "Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Haas Funeral Home in Sellersburg for Mrs. Dessie BEATTY. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, New Albany. Mrs. Beatty, 86, mother of Mrs. Robert SHIRLEY, Orleans, died Sunday at her home on Route 2, Borden, following a long illness. She was born and raised in Orange County, the daughter of George and Salinda BREEDEN WININGER. Survivors, other than Mrs. SHIRLEY are two sons, O. E. VOWELL with whom she lived and McClellan BEATTY of Louisville and two daughters, Mrs. Ruby GRAY, Vincennes and Mrs. Iris DRABING of Clarksville. One brother, Harley WININGER, Orleans; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha NEWLAND, Dennison, Texas and Mrs. Sadie PARAMORE of Indianapolis and several grandchildren. Her husband, Robert BEATTY, preceded her in death several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. SHIRLEY went to Borden Monday and remained until today, Thursday. from Phyllis Hill

BEATY, Thomas J.; 1930; "Thomas J. BEATY, a former well known citizen of Jackson Township, died at Danville Monday, aged 73 years. He was a son of the late Joseph BEATY and was born and raised in Jackson Township, where he remained until after the death of his wife, several years ago, after which he went to live with his children at Danville. The remains are expected to arrive in French Lick this morning, and the funeral services will be held at South Liberty church near his former home." 

BOLLING, Courtland M.; 1980; "Courtland M. BOLLING, of El Paso, Texas, formerly of this community died Feb. 23 in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 88. A son of M.C.K. BOLLING and Mary Ellen BEATTY, he was born Nov. 28, 1891, near French Lick. He attended French Lick High School. A retired baker, he owned bakeries in both Arizona and Texas. He is survived by two sons; three brothers, Munson BOLLING of Terre Haute, Lawton BOLLING of Noblesville, and two sisters, Mrs. Marie Harrison WILLIAMS, RR 1, French Lick, and Margaret TILLERY of Kokomo. Five brothers and sisters preceded him in death. Final rites were held Feb. 25 in El Paso." .

BREEDEN, Ella Z.; "Ella Z. was born May 28, 1885 to James C. and Eliza Jane LASHBROOK. She always lived in Orange County within a few feet of where she was born. She attended the old South Liberty School that stood where Tucker Lake is now located. She was married to Charles Henry BREEDEN on December 26, 1907. To this union were born four sons, Charles Bryce, James F., Max A. and Rex Earl Breeden. Her husband passed away February 20, 1939. Three sons also preceded her in death. She leaves one son, Rex Earl of Columbus, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Pauline BREEDEN of R. R. 2, French Lick, Indiana; three grandchildren, Rebecca BREEDEN CSESZKO, Jeanne BREEDEN MATSON and Diane BREEDEN; three greatgrandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Ella was a member of the Moores Ridge Church and its Ladies Society. She also belonged to the Orange County Fellowship of Church Women and the Springs Valley Republican Club. She never sought for world fame. She never won an Oscar or Emmy; but she was well read, interested in the Bible and politics, and was able to talk with anyone on almost any subject. She was happiest when in her kitchen cooking a meal for those she loved, going to church and Sunday School. Ella loved her neighbors as herself, and did not bear false witness against anyone. She was a mother to all who needed help. She departed this life on April 23, 1975 to be with her Lord and Saviour." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Frank P.; Paoli Republican, Wednesday, April 16, 1924; "Charles BREEDEN of Jackson township, was here several days last week, assisting in caring for his father Frank P. BREEDEN, who was seriously ill and who passed away last Friday...Mr. BREEDEN, who for a number of years lived on a farm about 5 miles north west of Paoli, died at the home of his daughter in Paoli after an illness of 2 weeks, aged about 73 years...His body was taken to Moore's Ridge church, southwest of Paoli Sunday afternnon, where after the conclusion of the funeral services, it was interred." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Grace; PAOLI NEWS Thursday, June 17, 1965: "Local relatives have received word of the death of Mrs. Odis BREEDEN, 65, Monday at Roberts, IL. She succumbed suddenly to a heart attack. Funeral rites are being made at Roberts. Mrs. BREEDEN is the former Grace WALTERS, a native of Orange County in the Newton Stewart community. She had resided in Illinois for more than 40 years. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Wm. ROBERTS, Sr. and Mrs. Charles WININGER." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Ira Millard; PAOLI NEWS Thursday, July 23, 1959; "Ira M. BREEDEN, houseman at the French Lick Sheraton Hotel, died Wed. morning at his home in French Lick. He was 76 years old. Final rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Ritter funeral chapel with burial in Moores Ridge cem. Among survivors is a son, Jesse BREEDEN of French Lick." from Phyllis Hill

A Paoli paper Obituary: "Ira Millard BREEDEN, son of Joseph and Susan LASHBROOKS BREEDEN, was born May 12, 1883, in Orange County, near French Lick. Having lived his entire life in this community, he was loved and respected by all who knew him. During his last stay in the hospital he was baptized. In 1910 he was united in marriage to Effie ROBERTS. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Irene STE. FLEURE of Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. Norma COX of Indianapolis, Roy BREEDEN of Sellersburg and Jesse BREEDEN of French Lick, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He departed from this life July 22, 1959 at the age of 76 years, 2 months and ten days. He leaves to mourn his departure four children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Hattie WININGER and Mrs. Dena ROBERTS, three brothers Claude of Paoli, Odis of Roberts, Ill., and Russell of West Baden. He was preceeded in death by his wife in 1952 and one grandchild." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Isaac Newton; Deseret News Monday, February 9, 1942: "Park City--Services for Isaac Newton BREECEN, 79, who died Friday, will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the North Ward. Burial will be in the Hayden Cemetery. Mr. BREEDEN was born near Louisville, KY, July 31, 1862, son of Isaac N. and Sarah MOORE BREEDEN. Surviving Mr. BREEDEN are his daughter, Mrs. E. A. CORRELL of Park City; a brother, Grant A. BREEDEN of Hayden, two sisters, Mrs. Dora CLAPP of San Francisco and Mrs. Lynn WININGER of French Lick Springs, IN." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, James Franklin; "son of Ella and Charles BREEDEN, was born in the Moores Ridge community, December 23, 1910 and passed away in his mother's kitchen, September 11, 1974, near the place of his birth. He received a grade school education. He joined the army when World War II broke out and was stationed at Camp Atterbury for a time and received a medical discharge. He was of a quiet nature and in poor health much of his life. He worked at various jobs at Whiting, Crane and Seymour. He was married to Lucy SPAULDING on August 12, 1961 and for the last four years lived in a mobile home near his mother, Mrs. Ella BREEDEN. He was converted and joined Moores Ridge Church and later was baptized on March 4, 1973. He leaves his devoted wife, Lucy; his loving mother, Ella; a dear brother, Rex; a devoted aunt, Pauline BREEDEN; and a host of other relatives and friends. His father and two brothers, Bryce and Max, preceded him in death." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, John; Bedford, Indiana Newspaper - April 16, 1983: "John BREEDEN, 85, O'Fallon, IL, formerly of Paoli, died at 5 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Bellville, IL. He was born May 27, 1897 in Orange County to Franklin and Eliza Jane WOOD BREEDEN. He married Maude MATTOX who preceded him in death in 1968. He was a member of the American Legion, a retired woodworker, and a WW1 veteran. Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy DITTOE, O'Fallon IL, two stepsons, William WILLIAMS, Junction City, Kans, and Harold NEAL, Mesa, Ariz., a stepbrother, Jesse LASHBROOK, Paoli, and a grandson. Funeral services will be at 10:A.M. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Paoli with Rev. William Blackwell officiating. Burial wil be in Paoli IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 P.M. at the Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home in Paoli. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Max; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Tuesday, May 11, 1965: MAX BREEDEN, 50, EXPIRES SUNDAY Final rites are being held Tuesday afternoon at Moores Ridge Methodist Church for Max BREEDEN. Mr. BREEDEN, 50, died Sunday morning in Orange County Hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks. Services are being conducted by Rev. Donald Howe, assisted by Rev. Herb Mather. Arrangements and burial in the church cemetery are by Ritter funeral directors. He was a member of the Moores Ridge church. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ella BREEDEN with whom he made his home on Route 2, French Lick and two brothers, James BREEDEN, Route 2, French Lick and Rex BREEDEN, Columbus." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Nellie; PAOLI REPUBLICAN, Thursday, January 18, 1945, Paoli, Orange, IN; "South Liberty, Jackson Twp.--Funeral services were held here Wed. Afternoon for Mrs. Claude BREEDEN. Mrs. BREEDEN was formerly Nellie ROBERTS and lived in this community. Mrs. Claude BREEDEN, 50, mother of 3 sons in military service, died Wednesday morning at her home east of Paoli in the Lick Creek community. Funeral rites are delayed pending the arrival of 2 sons; a third, Pvt, Dale BREEDEN, is in a hospital in England after being wounded in France with an infantry division when he temporarily lost sight in both eyes. Sgt. Clyde BREEDEN, who has recently completed required missions as a bomber gunner, is enroute home from an Army air force base in England. Seaman 2nd Class Eugene BREEDEN, who has been spending a leave here during his mother's serious illness, has been on shipping list from Great lakes, ILL. A dau., Marylene, is at home." from Phyllis Hill

BREWER, Samuel; "With the passing of each season comes the falling of snow, the blossoming of spring, the wondrous growth of summer, and then the fading of all this glory; the reaping and harvesting when each blade of grass must bow its head and each leaf must fall. And as we look about us now and see the fall of these autumn leaves we gather here today to pay our last respects to another leaf that has fallen from the family tree of Thomas and Rosie LYTLE BREWER. Samuel BREWER was born to Tommy and Rosie BREWER in Garrett County, Ky. on August 24, 1893. He departed this life on November 21, 1965 at the age of 72 years, two months and 28 days. Sam, as he was called by his many friends and neighbors, came to Indiana when he was nine years old. He devoted himself to his neighborhood in times of need and distress. His faith in his heavenly Father was even stronger since his affliction. Never once did he doubt his compete trust in God. He was a member of the Cane Creek Church where he received new strength and hope. On Feb. 17, 1914 he was united in marriage to Mae Belle COX, a devoted companion who is left to mourn his passing with two daughters, Edith EVANS and Olive HATFIELD, both of French Lick, and a son, Dale, also of French Lick. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. June HOLDER of Attica, Ind. and Mrs. Grace BOWMAN, of Kingman, Ind; a half-sister, Mrs. Helen ALLEN of Lafayette; two brothers, Bryan of Lafayette, and Orville of Attica, and many friends and neighbors. Two of the grandchildren, Joyce Ann and Charles Lee, were reared in Sam and May Belle's home and loved as dearly as their own. A step-son, Troy, an infant son, Samuel Thomas, and two grandchildren have preceded him in death."

BREWER, William B.; "William B. BREWER, 72, former resident of Fowler, who had lived at the Silver Park Trailer Court, By Pass 52, Lafayette since 1965, died at 1 a.m. in Lafayette Home Hospital, where he had been a patient a few hours. Death was unexpected. He was born in Newton Stewart in Orange County, and attended school there. He moved to Fowler in 1932 from Paoli and lived there until 1945. He then moved to Indianapolis where he lived until 1963 when he came to Lafayette. He was an operating engineer of heavy construction equipment and was a member of Engineers Union Local 103 of Indianapolis. Mr. BREWER is survived by 5 sons, Wyley E. of Fowler, Meredith E. Sr. of Lafayette, Hyatt L. of Hammond, Samuel N. of Greenfield and Harold R. Brewer of Great Lakes, Ill.; four daughters, Mrs. Rosa BOUDREAU of Indianapolis, Mrs. Thelma BEATY of Hessville, Mrs. Elizabeth HASSER of Earl Park and Mrs. Beverly BEATY of Muncie; and three sisters, Mrs. June HOLDER of Attica, Mrs. Grace CLINTON of Terre Haute and Mrs. Helen ALLEN of Lafayette." From funeral card: "In Memory of William B. BREWER, Born October 1, 1898, Date of Death, February 21, 1969. Services from Hooker-Konzelman Funeral Home, Sunday, February 23, 1969 - 2:00 P. M. Clergyman Officiating-Rev. Jesse J. Buell, Final Resting Place, Fowler Cemetery Funeral Conducted By Hooker-Konzelman Funeral Home, Fowler, Indiana."

BROWN, William H. 'Billie'; b. 8 Feb 1854, son of Tolbert and Sarah BROWN, d. 13 Feb 1924, age 70y/5d; m. 6 Oct 1876 to Mary Emma HUDELSON; three children--Harry A., Jennette E., and Freddie T., who died age 5; Billie converted and united with U.B. Church in 1879 at Mt. Gilead; survived by wife and children; two brothers, Elwood and Alonzo BROWN; three grandchildren; funeral at Union U.B. Church on 15 Feb 1924; funeral card signed by Mrs. William H. BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Earl MAGNER, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry BROWN and family. from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHATHAM, Ralph; "FORMER ORLEANS RESIDENT RETURNED FOR BURIAL. Ralph CHATHAM, age 75, a former Orleans resident passed away Saturday at his home in Seymour, Indiana. Mr. CHATHAM was born December 13, 1877 to William and Mattie ROBINSON CHATHAM in Orleans. On August 18, 1897 he was united in Marriage to Fannie M. WRIGHT, also of Orleans. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, and a member of the Odd Fellows lodge. For many years Mr. CHATHAM operated a tin shop in Orleans and was also an architect. At one time he also operated a Variety Store in Orleans. In 1928 he moved from Orleans to Seymour where he continued as a tinner for a Hardware Company. His body was returned to Ochs Funeral Home in Orleans where funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with a Seymour minister officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Orleans. He is survived by the wife by a second marriage, Mrs. Nell ASHLEY CHATHAM, one son Kenneth CHATHAM of Lafayette, one daughter Mrs. Harris GIBBONS, Washington, Indiana, and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild." [Paoli News December 17, 1952] Note: Ralph died on his birthday, December 13, 1952. from Sharon Chatham

CHATHAM, Will H.; "THE PASSING OF WILL H. CHATHAM. Died at his home in our little city Friday, May 29, 1919, Will H. CHATHAM, aged 61 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was born March 7, 1858, and was the oldest of seven children born to Benjamin and Matilda CHATHAM on the old CHATHAM farm south of Orleans. He was educated in the country and in the Orleans schools, and united with the Christian church and was baptized by Rev. Ben FRANKLIN in 1874. He was married to Mattie ROBINSON on August 23, 1876, and to them were given two sons, Ralph M. and Orin, the latter son preceedint the father to another world about three years. Three sisters, Mrs. H.F. JOHNSON, Mrs. R.L. HUDELSON and Mrs. John MCCART and one half sister, Mrs. Frank WALLS, survive. He leaves a devoted wife and one son, Ralph M. CHATHAM and wife and two grandchildren to mourn his loss, besides many other relative and friends. The funeral was held at the home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. John MARSHALL, and the body laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery. For more than thirty years he was more or less connected with the newspapers in Orleans and served this paper as a local representative for many years. About thirty-five years ago he was editor and proprietor of the Orange County Democrat, published in Orleans. He was a constant reader, having enriched his mind with a study of history and was familiar with the great authors of literature. He was also an entertaining writer and had the distinction of writing more Obituary notices than anyone in the county. For many months he had been suffering from a complication of diseases and expert physicians could only give temorary relief, and his passing was expected by the family and close friends." [From the Progress Examiner] from Sharon Chatham

CLAPP, Dora; The Fresno Bee Saturday, December 6, 1947 "CLAPP--In Fresno, December 5, 1947. Dora CLAPP, mother of Mrs. Barbara CLAFLIN of San Francisco, Mrs. Nora COVERT and Harold CLAPP of Oregon, Mrs. Opal ROGALLO of Sanger, Mrs. Virginia LEWIS of Texas, Mrs. Harriet PARKS and M. R. CLAPP of Ohio and John CLAPP of Washington, sister of Mrs. Salinda WININGER of Indiana; 18 grandchildren also survive. A native of Indiana, aged 79 years. Funeral services will be conducted from the Yost and Webb Chapel today at two o'clock. Rev. R. R. Merideth officiating. The remains will be forwarded to Roseville, California for interment." from Phyllis Hill

GERKIN, Frank Alfred; son of Alfred and Nannie GERKIN, b. in Orange County on 4 Jul 1892; d. 12 July 1920, aged 28y/8d; had been ill for several years, visitd Mayo Clinic; survived by mother, stepfather, five sisters, three brothers, his fiancee; preceded in death by father and two sisters; member of Red Men Lodge at Huron and Odd Fellows at Mitchell; funeral conducted July 13 at Bonds Chapel, burial at Bonds. from Tom McCart scrapbook

HALL, Earl; son of David R. and Lillie HALL, b. 30 Jan 1889 in Orangeville Township; d. 11 Feb 19?? (probably 1924 based on info in obit); member of Mathers Chapel Church; m. Alta ABEL in 1910; one child born, Mildred May; attended business college at Quincy, IL, later employed at Chaffee, MO, where he lived with family a short time; spring 1912 afflicted with tuberculosis, and traveled to Swink, CO for his health, where he lived for past 12 years; employed there by Holly Sugar Co. for past 11 years; he was the second child in a family of six, and first to pass on; survived by parents of Mitchell; brothers Ernest, Robert, and Stanley all of Chicago, IL; Herschel of Vincennes, IN; sister Jessie PURLEE of Orange Co.; daughter Mildred of Hornell, NY; funeral at Bethel Church on 17 Feb, burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Bethel. from Tom McCart scrapbook

HALL, Rosa Trinkle; 1931; "Mrs. Rosa Trinkle HALL, wife of Flet HALL, of Leipsic, died at St. Edwards Hospital, New Albany, last Friday, after an illness of several weeks, aged 33 years. Mrs. HALL was born and had always lived in the vicinity of Leipsic... She is survived by her husband, one son and her mother." from Tom McCart scrapbook

HANKINS, William A.C.; son of Eli and Mahala HANKINS, b. 10 Oct 1868, d. 29 Jan 1924; lived most of life in Orange Co.; m. Mary BROCK in 1890, one child, Samuel E. HANKINS; survived by wife and son; two brothers, Frank HANKINS of Bloomington, and Joshua HANKINS of West Baden; two sisters, Mary TOLIVER of Paoli, and Eliza BIXLER of Orleans; member of Odd Fellows; funeral service at Wesley Chapel on 31 Jan 1924 with burial in cemetery nearby. from Tom McCart scrapbook

HARRISON, Mary; Topeka State Journal, December 6, 1906: "Deaths and Funerals: Mrs. Mary HARRISON, aged 88, died Wednesday morning at her home five miles southeast of of Topeka, of old age. The funeral was held at the residence this morning at 10:00 and the burial followed in Foster Cemetery." Farmers Mail and Breeze (a weekly) December 15, 1906: "Deaths: The funeral of Mrs. HARRISON, who made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. William BERMAN, was held December 6. Mrs. HARRISON was almost 90 years old. The body was interred in the Foster cemetery." **NOTE: Mary HARRISON was the daughter of William and Nancy STONE ALLEN. She married Christopher C. HARRISON in Orange County, Indiana. from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOK, Alice; PAOLI NEWS Thursday, December 2, 1965: "Mrs. Alice LASHBROOK, 83, French Lick, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home. A native of French Lick, she will be buried at Ames Chapel cemetery Friday. Funeral services will be held at the Brosmer-Drabing funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Friday. Rev. John DROLLINGER will conduct the services. A member of Beechwood Christian Church, Mrs. LASHBROOK is survived by two sons, Rex LASHBROOK of French Lick and Earl LASHBROOK of Greensburg; one sister, Mrs. Pearl BEATY of French Lick; one brother, Fred LIVENGOOD of French Lick. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeno LASHBROOK, who died in 1955." from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOK, Clarence; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Wednesday, June 15, 1927: "Clarence LASHBROOK, elder son of former County Treasurer Wm. B. LASHBROOKS, died Tuesday afternoon at the home of his father, 2 miles west of Paoli, aged 25 years. He was an accomplished violinist, and was a competent instructor on that instrument. Funeral srvices will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the M.E. church in Paoli, followed by interment in the Community cemetery. (Paoli)" from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOK, John Wesley; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Thursday, August 14, 1941: "The death of John Wesley LASHBROOK, aged 86, marked the 2nd passing in the LASHBROOK family of ten--5 brothers and 5 sisters--whose ages range from 70 to 91. A brother, Wm. M. was the 1st to succumb in February 1939. Mr. LASHBROOK died Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lon WAYNICK, east of Paoli. Funeral services are being conducted Thursday afternoon from Moores Ridge." from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOK, Lillian; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Thursday, August 21, 1941: "Mrs. Lillian LASHBROOK, aged 58, succumbed at 8:00 a.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Winfred LASHBROOK. Definite funeral arrangements had not been made at noon Thursday but services will be held Saturday aftenoon." from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOKS, Arvilla; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Tuesday, August 9, 1960: "Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in Ritter Funeral chapel for Mrs. Arvilla LASHBROOKS whose death occurred Friday. Burial was in Moores Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. LASHBROOKS was 80 years old. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ethel BREEDEN of West Baden and another daughter whose home is in the west." from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOKS, Velza; "from whom we parted company...a few days ago...was born in this county Jan. 4, 1883, the son of the late John Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Lashbrooks, was reared in the rural home of these parents, and lived his life in that occupation. On April 4, 1916, he was united in marriage to Miss Erma Moore, and they spent their years of companionship on a farm near Chambersburg, east of Paoli. No children were born into their home, but shortly before the death of Mrs. Lashbrooks in 1946 there came into their home a young lad, to whom they gave a parental care as to an only "child", and whose love was wholly returned as to parents of his own by this child, who came to be then among his school friends, and is today, known as "Tracy Lashbrooks", who today mouns the passing of these parents as they have gone from his embrace. Following the death of the Companion, and later the entrance of the son into army service, and later to the school of life, The bereaved citizen continued in the rural home ...finding cheer in the friendliness and appreciation of neighbors and friends, and the occasional visit of the only son he knew and loved. A few weeks prior to his passing he became ill, and was removed to the Clark Hospital at Paoli for further care and treatment, and here on Sunday, April 15, 1957, came his passing, at the age of 74 years, 3 months, 10 days. Other than his "son" now residing in New Albany with the wife and baby son, there remains one brother--William Lashbrooks--of Paoli, and the many friends and neighbors of his life acquaintance These will remember him for his quiet manner of a clean, christian neighborly and friendly life of honesty of purpose, and his love for home, Companion, "Son", and the community he called his "home". from Phyllis Hill

LINDSEY, Martha; daughter of Willet and Ellen HAM, b. near Orangeville on 10 Mar 1856; m. James H. LINDSEY on 12 Feb 1880, had four children; he died seven years ago; member of M.E. Church at Wesley Chapel; for past five years has lived most of time with son in Colorado; returned home about a month ago; survived by one son, three daughters, two brothers, and two sisters; buried in Orleans. from Tom McCart scrapbook

LINGLE, John J. "In the passing of John J. LINGLE, who died at 6:30 this morning, Orleans loses one of her oldest and most respected citizens. Mr. LINGLE was born, reared and educated in this town. He taught school for several years, first in the country districts, then in the Orleans schools. He finally gave up the profession of teacher for that of the law, which occupation he followed the rest of his life. He has been prominently connected with the affairs of Orleans from early manhood and was a valuable booster for the city and the county. He at different times served as Councilman and member of the School Board. He served as Journal Clerk of the State Senate at more than one session. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternities, and took great interest in their affairs. He was a life-long Democrat and in 1878-9 published the Orange County Democrat here in Orleans, and was once a candidate for the Legislature. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a firm believer in its doctrines and its mission. Honest to the core, his word was never doubted. He had strong opinions of his own but was willing to grant to those who differed from him the same privilege and no one lost his friendship because he disagreed with him on some seemingly vital subject. He was a good neighbor, ever ready to help in time of need. Orleans will misss his presence on her streets, and his counsel and help in public affairs. Mr. LINGLE was twice married, and leaves to mourn their loss beside the widow and young son who are at home, three children by the first wife who make their homes on the Pacific coast. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. No arragements have been made at this writing for the funeral." [From the Progress Examiner]

LINGLE, John J.; "John J. LINGLE, the son of Dr. Henry LINGLE and Mary SEWELL LINGLE, was born in Orleans, Indiana, May 24, 1848, and departed this life January 15, 1920; aged 71 years, 7 months and 21 days. During his long and eventful life he knew no home other than on the west side of the Public Square in Orleans and he died in the house in which he was born. He was married to Emma J. ELROD November 20, 1873. To this union four children were born. The eldest, Henry, died December 15, 1896 in the twenty-first year of his age. Thomas, Elizabeth and Richard now have their home in Aber___n, Washington. The wife, Emma, died May 16, 1894, and on April 20 1899 Mr. LINGLE took to wife Miss Florence QUALKENBUSH. One son, Damon, came to bless this union. He was a member of the Methodist Church from his youth. His religious activities took the form of neighborly kindness and help in times of sickness or distress. He was an ardent fraternity man; a member of the I.O.O.F., the F. and A.M. and the K. of P. lodges, being a charter member of the local K. of P. lodge. He filled the highest offices in the gift of the local lodges, having just laid down the post of Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows. A lifelong friend pays this tribute to him: "John LINGLE was an honest man, under the most trying ordeals, with all men and in all instances. In his business relations careful and prudent; in his political affiliations positive but deferential. Fraternally he was vigilant in season and out of season. Always at the work for the upbuilding of his native town in benevolences, morality, education, socially and in all legitimate enterprises in commercial life. His successor will not easily be found." He will be missed by all and especially missed when counsel and help is needed in fraternal or civic affairs. He leaves to mourn their loss besides Sam Merfield LINGLE, of Queensbur, Kentucky, and a large number of other relative and friends. With these the whole community mourns. Funeral servies were held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church. The Rev. William R. ASHBY officiated with the Rev. John MCCULLOUGH assisting. The body was laid to rest in Green Hill Cemetery. The very impressive burial service of the Masonic lodge was used at the grave." [From the Progress Examiner]

MOORE, Martha; Paoli Republican, Wednesday, August 17 1932: "Mrs. Martha MOORE, age 79, wife of W. B. MOORE, a well-known and highly respected lady of Paoli, died last Wednesday night, the 10th, at the home of her son Fred MOORE, after a short illness from cerebral hemorrhage, followed by paralysis. The deceased was the daughter of the late John and Rebecca TILLERY. Surviving are her husband, two sons, Fred of this city with whom the aged couple made their home and Edward of South Bend and three daughters, Mrs. Claude McCRACKEN, Mrs. Asal LOMAX of Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. Charles RAYMOND of Orleans. Funeral services wee conducted by the Rev. S. R. Lankford and the Rev. J. W. McCullough and were held Saturday afternoon in the First Baptist Church in Paoli, followed by interment in the IOOF Cemetery. from Phyllis Hill

MOORE, Solomon; (copied Feb. 21, 1980 from the microfilm copy of the Feb 25, 1898 issue of the Buffalo Advocate which is stored at the Fredonia Public Library) "Died Solomon MOORE, aged 76 years, died at the residence of his son, in Buffalo, Kansas on Sunday, Feb 20, 1898 of Bright's disease. Deceased was born in Orange County, Indiana. There he grew to manhood and married Sarah Jane WILSON, from which union there were born six boys, four of whom survive. In April 1862 Mr. MOORE enlisted in the 49th Indiana volunteers and served in the union army one year when he was discharged as disabled for service. In 1869 Mr. MOORE and his family moved to Franklin county, Kansas where in 1871 his first wife died. Three years later Mr. Moore married Mrs. E. M. WOLFINGTON, the widow of a comrade of his boyhood and then in 1883 the family moved to the farm they still own near the High Prairie Methodist church in Colfax township. Last fall his son built a house in Buffalo and the old gentleman and his wife made this their home. Mr. MOORE was always a farmer and an honorable, upright man. He joined the Methodist church at the age of 22 years and was a member of the Buffalo charge at his death. The sons now living reside as follows: James A. and B.F. MOORE in Indiana; G.W. MOORE, Rest, Kansas and Hance MOORE, Buffalo, Kans. The funeral occured Monday, the body being taken to the High Prairie cemetery for burial. Rev. BLACKBURN of Altoona preached the funeral service at the High Prairie M.E. church. He gave the land for the High Prairie Cemetery. Note: Solomon MOORE was the son of John and Rebecca ALSPAUGH MOORE. from Phyllis Hill

MOORE, William Braddock; Orleans Newspaper August 19 1937: "Mr. W. B. MOORE, resident of Paoli, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles RAYMOND in Orleans Tuesday night, the 17th from an attack of acute indigestion. He was 86 years of age. Mr. MOORE had been in failing health for several years but had been about as usual Tuesday until he suffered the fatal attack after retiring. A native of Paoli, he made his home there but had spent the greater part of the summer at the daughter's house. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. RAYMOND of Orleans, Mrs. C. L. McCRACKEN and Mrs. A. LOMAX of Wichita, Kansas and two sons, Fred MOORE of Paoli and Ed MOORE of South Bend. He was buried from the home of his daughter with services at the Baptist Church in Paoli Friday at 2PM, burial in the Paoli Cemetery. from Phyllis Hill

****** Paoli Republican August 19 1937: "William Braddock MOORE of Paoli, age 86 years, died early Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter. Born in the Moore's Ridge neighborhood October 20, 1850, son of William and Mary Ellen CARROLL MOORE, on October 30, 1870 he was married to Martha Ann TILLERY. For many years he followed the occupation of farmer, later moving his family to Paoli. At one time, he was custodian of the Odd Fellows Cemetery here and evidenced great pride in its upkeep. Mrs. MOORE died about six years ago and, since that time, he had made his home mainly with his son, Fred. Besides the son and daughter, he is survived by another son, Edward of South Bend and two daughters, Mrs. Asal LOMAX and Mrs. Claude McCRACKEN both of Wichita, Kansas He was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral Friday August 20th with interment in the IOOF Cemetery. from Phyllis Hill

From County Death Records: "William B. MOORE. Died in Orleans Township, Orange County, Ind. Widowed. Born October 30, 1840. Age 86y, 9m, 18d. Retired farmer. Born in Indiana. His father was William MOORE. His mother was Mary Ellen CARROLL. Both born in Indiana. Died August 18, 1937 at 12:10 p.m. of acute indigestion. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery., Paoli. --Mrs. Charles RAYMOND, informant."

(Note from Pearl Wilson--The Wm. MOORE who married Mary Ellen CARROLL was a son of Rev. E.W. (Neddie) MOORE. He is said to have died young. I was told that he "was killed while painting the Orange Co. Courthouse".) (She added in another letter--He died 10 Jan 1851--we do not generally paint here in the winter.)

NORMAN, Nancy Elizabeth; daughter of George and Susan SCARLETT, b. 31 Aug 1844 in Orange Co.; d. 8 Apr 1924; m. Azor NORMAN on 24 May 1874; member of U.B. Church at Scarletts Chapel; lived near Chapel most of life, but due to declining healthe had spent a short time with her niece, Mrs. Andrew JOHNSON; survived by husband, two sisters, eight nieces and nephews. from Tom McCart scrapbook

PIPHER, David; son of Hiram A. and Mary E. PIPHER, b. 6 Nov 1897, d. 14 Jul 1920, aged 22y/8m/8d; suffered from flu a few months ago, later contracted measles from which he never fully recovered; survived by father, mother, four sisters, three brothers; preceded in death by two brothers. from Tom McCart scrapbook

PIPHER, Hiram Edward; son of Hiram A. and Mary PIPHER, b. 18 Aug 1894, d. 3 Jan 1922, aged 27y/4m/13d; m. Maude Mae BEDSTER on 19 Dec 1914, no children; suffered from influenza, pneumonia fever; survived by father, mother, four sisters, two brothers; member of Red Men Lodge at Mitchell. NOTE: Thank you card is signed Mrs. Homer E. PIPHER, not Hiram. ?? from Tom McCart scrapbook

POWELL, Daisy Ethel Beatrice; third child of the late Wm. A. and Mary POWELL, b. 17 Oct 1880 in Bonds Chapel neighborhood; had one brother and one sister; graduated from common schools of Orange County; began teaching in Orange County in 1901, taught until 1914, during which time she graduated from Central Normal at Danville and State Normal at Terre Haute; taught in city schools at Bedford from 1914 until 1922, when she was forced to stop due to ill health; joined Bonds Chapel as a child; spent nine weeks in hospital at Louisville, returned home where she d. 20 Sep 1923; preceded in death by father, mother, brother Albert POWELL; survived by sister Della POWELL EDWARDS of Huron, IN; two niece, Avis POWELL and Marie POWELL of Vincennes, IN; sister-in-law, Nannie FRY of Vincennes; brother-in-law William E. EDWARDS of Huron. from Tom McCart scrapbook

RITTER, Thomas Butler; third son of late Dr. John A. and Margaret CARTER RITTER, b. 6 Jun 1851 at old family home at Orangeville, d. 25 Oct 1922, aged 71y/3m/19d; on mother's side, descended from S.B.A. CARTER, one of earliest settlers of Orleans; educated at Asbury University, now Depauw, and at Louisville College of Medicine; "a rare privilege of his childhood had been that of being taught by Miss Mary HARDESTY, afterward the wife of Dr. CARTER and know to us all as "Aunt Mary"; [line cut off of obit here--think it says "united in marriage"] m. Martha Elizabeth EASLEY, their children are: Alta, Mrs. T.J. COX, of Chicago; Sarah, teacher of psychology in the Woman's College of Alabama; John M., resident of Orleans; Mary, Mrs. J.W. WOODSON, who with her daughter Margaret, a student of Purdue University, now reside in LaFayette; Grace Luella, deceased in childhood, and Robert O., an orthopoedic surgeon, of Chicago; he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Old Nelson Chapel in January 1866; was a Free and Accepted Mason, held the rank of Knight Templar; survived by wife, two sons, three daughters, one granddaughter, two sisters, and three brothers; burial in Fairview Cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook

ROLAND, Sheridan; "On July 3, 1894, twin boys came to bless and make happy the home of George and Elizabeth ROLAND. They grew to manhood, each striving for an education and the things that make men of real value to a community. Sheridan was afflicted with a nervous trouble, and when his brother, Sherman, entered in the world's war and he was rejected because of his health, he became depressed, and his nervous trouble more serious. There was that beautiful devotion between these brothers that seems to exist only between twins and when Sherman returned from the war relatives and friends were hopeful that Sheridan would fully recover. Last year he went to Colorado, where he taught a successful term of school. During the winter his trouble became more apparent and relatives and friends were horrified on the morning of Jan. 7, 1922, when they found what a tragic ending had come to the life of Sheridan ROLAND.... The funeral services were held at Antioch on Jan. 8 and the large concourse of people gathered there showed the very high esteem in which he was held." From Tom McCart scrapbook

Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1922) Death Notice
Sheridan Roland, 27 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Roland, near Antioch was found dead in the kitchen Saturday morning when his father went into the kitchen to make a fire. He had shot himself sometime during the hight. His brother, Roscoe, who attends High School here, was reading till about midnight and said his brother was washing his feet when he went to bed. Sheridan had been in poor health for some time and was probably despondent.
Funeral and burial was at Antioch, Sunday.

Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1922) West Baden News
Harry Roland of Mt. Carmel, Ill. came Saturday to be in attendance at the funeral of his nephew, Sheridan Roland at Antioch last Sunday. Many people in West Baden knew young Roland and were shocked at hearing of his death. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Roland will have the sympathy of the community at large. Submitted by Tom Agan.

STEPHENSON, Adda E.; daughter of Henry F. and Maggie L. OWEN, b. 13 Oct 1893, d. 30 Jul 1923 at 1 a.m., aged 29y/9m/17d; member of Bonds Chapel since age 15; m. Ray M. STEPHENSON on 25 Sep 1920; two children, Elmer Lemoine, age 2 years, and Sherman Henry, age seven months; survived by husband, two children, mother, father, one sister, and two brothers; funeral at Bonds Chapel. from Tom McCart scrapbook

STILES, Rev. George A.; son of Lewis and Rosanna STILES, b. 10 Oct 1865 near Shoals, IN; d. 9 Feb 1920, aged 54y/4m, at his recently acquired home on Main Street in Shoals; held several minor offices in his township; Republican; joined Methodist Episcopal Church as a youth at Old Smith's Chapel; joined ministry, preached two years on Chrystal Circuit and one year on Glendale Circuit in Daviess County; m. Rosabelle ALLEGREE on 1 Jan 1890, and had eight children, one died as an infant; survived by wife; children: Mrs. Harry JACKMAN, Mrs. Curtis L. JOHNSON, Clayton, Jennings, Andrew, Florence, and Albert STILES; brothers and sisters: Susan B., Officer L., Harlan, Byron W., and Lewis, Mrs. A.J. HAMILTON, and Mrs. Doyle RADCLIFF. from Tom McCart scrapbook

TAGGART, Robert Marks 'Bob'; son of Hamilton and Margaret MARKS TAGGART, born 7 Sep 1870 on family farm; died 12 Nov 1920 aged 50y/2m/5d; member of Knights of Pythias; member of Presbyterian Church; "known in seven states as shipper from whom anyone can buy without looking", m. Rose M. BURTON on 18 Oct 1899, had two daughters, Leona and Elizabeth; survived by wife, daughters, sisters Mrs. Emma EASLEY of Indianapolis and Mrs. Annie YOUNG of Orleans; brothers John H., Samuel R., and Mathew. [from Progress Examiner] from Sharon Chatham

WAYNICK, Mayme; PAOLI REPUBLICAN Thursday, February 7, 1946: "Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Paoli United Brethren church for Mrs. Mayme WAYNICK, 55, wife of A.L. WAYNICK, who died at her home in the Lick Creek community Sunday afternoon. Mrs. WAYNICK had suffered a paralytic stroke a week previous after learning the news that her sister-in-law had died of a stroke while shopping in the local Jay C Store. Surviving with the husband are a son, Herschel, a daughter, Mrs. James ELLIOTT, and a step-daughter, Miss Nova WAYNICK."

WHITTINGTON, William Perry (called Perry); son of Johnathan and Elizabeth WHITTINGTON, b. in Orangeville on 25 May 1872; d. 12 Jul 1924, aged 52y/1m/17d; m. Elizabeth ABELS on 22 May 1910; had 5 daughters, Lenora, Eva, Sylvia, Betty Wynema, and Edith May, the last one dying in infancy; joined M.E. Church in Orangeville in 1915; member of Odd Fellows and Red Men; survived by wife and daughters; three half-brothers, Joseph of Orleans, James of Huron, and Ellsworth of Mitchell; four brothers, Ed ROSS of Arkansas, Charles of Illinois, Robert of Montana, and Albert of Idaho; an uncle, William ROSS of Elnora; preceded in death by parents, one sister, two half-sisters; funeral at Bethel, burial at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Taken from a separate clipping pasted next to the obituary: "Some few years ago Mr. WHITTINGTON suffered a sunstroke which affected his mind at the time but after treatment it seemed that he had recovered from the stroke and was normal again. A return of the old trouble brought his life to an untimely end Saturday evening when his head was blown from his body with a gun which he discharged in his own hands." from Tom McCart scrapbook

WININGER, Salinda; Springs Valley Herald: "Salinda BREEDEN WININGER was born March 15, 1858 to Newton and Sarah BREEDEN of French Lick and departed this life July 8, 1953 at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 23 days. She was united in marriage to Rev. George W. WININGER in 1874. To this union were born five children, Albert; Mrs. Bertha NEWLAND, Denison, Texas; Mrs. Dessie BEATTY, Borden, Indiana; Mrs. Sadie PARAMORE, of Indianapolis; and Harley of Orleans, Indiana. Her husband and son Albert preceded her in death. She lived with her daughter Dessie and grandson Otto E. VOWELL who cared for her in her illness. She was a life-long member of the French Lick United Brethren Church. She is survived by four children, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. from Phyllis Hill

YORK, Lesley L.; son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis YORK, b. near Orleans on 1 Nov 1898, d. at home in Orleans on 3 Feb 1924, aged 25y/3m/2d; attended Orleans schools in the grades; worked with father as a carpenter and also for Monon Railroad; first illness appeared 9 Dec 1922, and suffered constantly until his death; survived by parents, brother John Howard; sister Etta Frances; funeral at M.E. Church, burial at I.O.O.F. Cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook