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Taken from the Tuesday June 27, 2000
Journal and Courier Lafayette, IN. Copied and sent by Janice Hostetler.
Jessie R. Moffatt, 65, and Glenda I. Lashbrook Moffatt, 66, both of
3920 Pasadena Drive, Lafayette,IN, died Friday, June 23, 2000, in their
residence from accidental causes. He was born July 19, 1934 in Orange
County and she was born July 27, 1933 in West Baden, IN. In 1983 he
retired from Alcoa Inc. after 32 years. Since 1959 he was the owner of
the A&C tavern. Mrs. Moffatt was a graduate of West Baden High
School and a homemaker. On December 8, 1951, they were married in
Orange County. Mr. Moffatt was a member of the 25 year club at Alcoa.
His hobbies included birds. Mrs. Moffatt was a member of Willing
Workers, Ladies Aid Society and YMCA. She enjoyed cooking, basketball
are three sons, Jesse Moffatt Jr. (wife; Deb), Mark D. Moffatt (wife;
Joyce) and Jeffery S. Moffatt; and two daughters Tammi A. O'Connor
(husband; Pat) and Marguerita "Marge" Moffatt, all of Lafayette. Four
brothers, Lloyd Moffatt of Lafayette, Clinton Moffatt of Mitchell,
Arthur Moffatt of Sulphur, OK;and Terry Moffatt of Hawaii; three
sisters, Sarah Banton and Dorothy Moffatt of Lafayette, and Sally
Rodriguez of CA; and a step brother, Robert J Holsapple. Surviving Mrs.
Moffatt are a brother, Gerald Lashbrook (wife; Ethel of Marion; and two
sisters, Joyce Dotson of West Baden and Sharon Tarr (husband; Kenny of
Calling 3 p.m. Wednesday June 28, 2000 at Soller-Baker Lafayette
Chapel. The Rev. Colleen Barkdull officated. Graveside service 1 p.m.,
Thursday at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, French Lick, IN
Contributed By, Judy Graven
Oct, 1943 (died 4 Oct, 1943)
William Andrew Manship was a retired farmer and he died at 11:00pm
Monday in his home at 1729 North Walnut Grove Avenue. He had been in
failing health for the last five months.
He was the son of Charles Manship born in Orange County, Indiana and
married Sept 14,1892 to Martha Jones, who survives him.
Mr Manship moved to Decatur, Il from Shelby County, Il. He was a member
of the Bethany Christian Church (located in Moultrie Co,Il).
Besides his wife: he leaves 6 children: Ella Moon of Bethany,Il, Mary
Moon, Findlay, Shelby Co,Il,Sherman of Shelbyville,Il,Lyman of
Bethany,Il, Fred of Decatur,Il, Pvt Clarence Andrew somewhere in
Australia; one sister, Mary Jones of Marengo, In, 24 grandchildren; 5
The body was taken to the Moran and Sons Funeral Home (Decatur,Il) and
will be returned to his residence where friends may call after 10:00 am
Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday
in the Bethany Christian Church. Burial will be in the Bethany
Contributed By, Judy Graven
March 14, 1947
Martha Elizabeth Jones was born 10 Aug, 1872 in Orange county,In. She
died 8 March,1947 at the age of 74 years 6 months and 26 days.
She was a member of the West Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur,Il.
She married William Andrew Manship 15 Sept 1892 in Orange Co,In. (She
was the daughter of Lyman Cylvester and Winnefred Radcliff Jones)
William died 4 Oct 1943.
Their children are: Sherman, Ella Moon, Lyman, Mary Moon, Fred,
Clarence, Clorine Ivers, Edward. A daughter Lilly died young. Besides
the children she leaves 24 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,3
brothers: John Jones, Lon Jones, Tom Jones; 3 sisters: Margaret Smith,
Mrs Dudley Goodwin, and Mrs James Moore.
Funeral services were held Monday 10 March at the Christian Church in
Pall bearers were Harold, Paul, Billy Moon, Jack, Jim, Fred, Jr
Flower girls were the grand daughters.Interment was in the Bethany
Cemetery (Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Moultrie County,Il).
Asbury, Orleans Progress (February 27, 1896) Death Notice
Gasaway died last Friday morning at 2 o'clock of pneumonia at his
residence two and one-half miles north of Leipsic. He was about
forty-five years old and formerly lived in this vicinity. His wife was
Miss Dora Freeman, a sister of Miss Maggie Freeman and has numerous
relatives living here. He had not been sick but a few days, and has one
child very low with the fever. He leaves a wife and six children who
have the sympathy of the community. The funeral and interment took
place at Liberty Saturday afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Lizzie, Orleans Progress (February 27, 1896) Death Notice
the fourteen year old daughter of the late Lin Elrod, died at the home
of her uncle, George A. Braxtan, last Sunday, of pneumonia fever. The
funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church on Monday
afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Paoli cemetery. The
PROGRESS extends to the bereaved sister and brother and other relatives
its sincere sympathy. Submitted by Tom Agan.
James H., Orleans Progress (March 5, 1896) Death Notice
H. Mathews, a prominent citizen of our county, died last Thursday of
pneumonia fever after an illness of only five days. He was sixty-fives
old and had spent the major part of his life in this community. While
living in Orangeville township we yet claimed him as one of our people
for it was here he did his trading and his face was well known and
familiar to every citizen of our town. He was an honest, upright,
law-abiding citizen, doing the right thing as he saw it in a manner
that won for him many friends. He has been called on to fulfill
official duties, and his sterling integrity and faithful adherence to
the principles of right made his official record a clean one.
responded to his country's call and was a brave soldier until his
wounds incapacitated him from further service. He was a prominent Odd
Fellow and his brothers conducted the funeral services at Bethel church
last Saturday evening. The inclemency of the weather prevented many
from attending, but there was a large audience present to listen to the
consoling words of Rev's. N. F. Denny and Harry Morgan, of the M. E.
Church, of which he was a member, and to pay the last tribute of
respect to a good citizen. He leaves a wife and three children who
enjoy the respect of all who know him, and also have the sympathy of
the entire county. Submitted by Tom Agan.
William T., Orleans Progress (March 5, 1896) Death Notice
T. Head, a former citizen of this place died last Thursday morning at 3
o'clock, of pneumonia fever, erysipelas and heart disease, at his home
in Louisville, Ky. He leaves a son, W. J., who is attending medical
college in that city. His sickness was of short duration, having been
ill only four days. The remains were sent to this city Friday morning,
where they were net at the station by a committee of eighteen members
from the I.O.O.F. and K. of P. lodges, of this city, and escorted to
the hall of these lodges.. In the afternoon at two o'clock short
services were held at the hall and the remains were interred in Green
Hill cemetery. Deceased was a member of the Mitchell lodge of Odd
Fellows and Knights of Pythias, and also a member of the G. A. R. post
of this city. he was buried with the honors of the Knights and Odd
Fellows orders. he was about forty-eight years of age. Submitted by Tom
Thomas B., Orleans Progress (March 12, 1896) Death Notice
B. Porter, an old and respected citizen of our town is dead at the age
of 73 years. He passed peacefully away a few minutes after 7 o'clock
this morning with a severe type of fever. He had been a citizen of our
township for forty years or more and enjoyed the respect and confidence
of our people. He leaves a wife and three children and a host of
friends and other relatives to mourn his loss.
Orleans Progress (March 19, 1896) Article
death last week if Uncle Tommy Porter, removed from our midst one of
the pioneers of our county. Past the three score and ten years, the
biblical age allotted to mankind nearly all of them had been spent in
our county and the last half a century had been passes as a resident of
this township. He was intimately acquainted with all our people. His
rugged honesty, unswerving fidelity to his ideas of principle and
right, won for him respect. He despised dishonesty, trickery and
chicanery of any kind and never hesitated to express his supreme
contempt for such traits in language that could not be misconstrued. He
was a man who kept himself well informed on all issues of the day and
watched the records of our public men with hawk like scrutiny. He was
generous and obliging and this truth is strongly proven by the fact
that after years of hard labor he died poor. In his home he was an
ideal parent and husband and the sorrowing widow and children can truly
say that he will be missed and mourned. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Milton S., Orleans Progress (March 12, 1896) Death Notice
DEATH OF JUDGE MAVITY
S. Mavity, a prominent lawyer of Paoli, died last Saturday and was
buried Sunday afternoon. He was a member of the Masonic, I.O.O.F. and
K. of P. orders, and the members of these orders, generally attend the
funeral. At the family residence a short service was held consisting of
the reading of a scriptural lesson and prayer by Rev. D. J. Mavity and
a short address by L. C. Wright, of the Christian church, after which
the remains, followed by a very large crowd of people, was conveyed to
the place of interment.
Orleans Progress (March 26, 1896) In Memoriam
Orange County Bar at a meeting held on tuesday afternoon, presented a
memorial tribute to the memory of Judge M. S. Mavity, deceased, as
the Court to prepare a memorial tribute to the memory of Judge Milton
S. Mavity, a member of this Bar, respectfully submitted the following:
was born March 9th, 1833 in Ripley County, Indiana and died at his home
was a graduate of the Cincinnati Law School; was twice the Prosecuting
Attorney of the Circuit, and was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
to the offices, wherein he was singularly able, fearless and faithful,
not to the honors, which he bore in meekness, is this tribute due.
keen intellect, the rich experience, the deliberate judgment, the kind
and cheerful spirit which were ever present in our intercourse with
him, marked him as a lawyer whose length of years added sunshine and
strength, and whose death brings to this Bar, darkness and sorrow.
in the county noted for its orderly and law-abiding people, and its
scant litigation, he did much to keep it so. He discouraged lawsuits;
he favored compromises, and in the midst of contests pending, he often
stilled the rising storm, by thrusting 'twixt combatants the sunshine
of his smiling good humor.
comers to the Court House will miss the form and voice that were to
them indices of good cheer; nor find his counter-part as the years go
To those who
are of his blood
and household we give our sympathy and love; and we ask the Court to
have this tribute spread of record, and an official copy presented to
the family of Judge Mavity. Will B. Talbott, Thomas B. Buskirk, William
Farrell, John L. Meginity, William J. Throop, John J. Lingle, Levi C.
Wright, John R. Simpson. Submitted by Tom Agan.
William, Orleans Progress (March 19, 1896) Death Notice
Carter, know to everybody by the name of "Uncle Bill," died last Friday
morning at 11:35 o'clock from complication of diseases. For about two
or three years "Uncle Bill" has been partially paralyzed, and unable to
help himself a large portion of the time. His last illness took a
severe form about three days prior to his death, and while his
sufferings may have been severe, there was apparent nothing to indicate
but that he died peacefully. "Uncle Bill" was about sixty-eight years
of age, and he leaves a wife, two daughters and three sons to mourn his
He was an
honest man and a
law-abiding citizen, and had many friends. He was a member of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and many of his old comrades followed the remains
to their last resting place. He was a member of Shawswick Lodge,
I.O.O.F., of Bedford. During his entire illness he was tenderly cared
for by Orleans Lodge, No. 296, and at his death his remains were laid
to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery with the honors of the order,
conducted by the Orleans Lodge. To his bereaved family, relatives and
friends the PROGRESS extends it sincerest sympathies. Funeral services
were conducted at the home of the deceased by Eld. T. J. Scully.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Fletcher, Orleans Progress (March 19, 1896) Death Notice
Sewell, an old pioneer of Orangeville township, died last Thursday, of
heart trouble and general debility. He was seventy-seven years of age.
He was buried at Wesley Chapel, Saturday. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Harry, Orleans Progress (April 2, 1896) Death Notice
Wolf, an old, respected prominent pioneer of this neighborhood died
March 24th of pneumonia. Uncle harry was well and favorable known
throughout the county, and to know him was to place him in your highest
esteem. His pleasant smiles and kinds words to all made his friends
that will always remember him. To the entire family we extend our
warmest heartfelt sympathy. Rev. C. W. Radcliffe conducted the services
in the most appropriate manner, and the remains were followed to their
last resting place by an immense gathering of relatives and friends.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Thomas Baxter, Orleans Progress (April 9, 1896) Death Notice
Baxter Walker died last Friday morning at four o'clock, at his home in
east Orleans of asthma and a complication of diseases attendant on old
age. He was 89 years, 3 months and 11 days. He was confined to his bed
only about six days. He was the father of eleven children, but four if
whom survive him, viz: Mrs. W. L. Reed, Mrs. Mary Shindler, Mrs. J. K.
Howard and Mr. E. P. Walker. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by
Rev. M. C. Clarke, pastor of the Baptist church, on Sunday afternoon at
two o'clock, and the remains were interred in Green Hill cemetery
immediately thereafter. The funeral was one of the most largely
attended ever witnessed to this city. The PROGRESS extends its
heartfelt sympathies to the grief stricken relatives and family.
Orleans Progress (April 9, 1896) Obituary
Baxter Walker was born in Gouchland County, Virginia, Dec. 23, 1806.
Died April 3, 1896. Aged 89 years, 3 months and 11 days. Having lost
his father he removed with his mother, Jane Burton Walker, in 1810 to
Shelby County, Ky. About seven years later his mother died, leaving him
an orphan at 11 years of age. After living two years with an aunt and
one year with a brother-in-law, he went to Shelbyville, Ky., where he
worked two years at the saddlers trade. In 1823 he walked to
Louisville, then a small village, where he apprenticed himself for four
years to finish learning the trade of a saddler. After three years his
employer died and left him to his own resources. In 1827 he spent some
months in New Albany, Ind. and then went to Browsville, Ky., for one
year. Returning to New Albany he began business on his own account.
shortly after this a brother-in-law, Alexander McCormick, was drowned,
leaving a wife and three children without any means of support. Mr.
Walker at once rented a house and began housekeeping with his sister,
raising her children, and providing her with a home until her death in
1872 at the good old age of 69 years.
November 25, 1830 he married Miss Nancy Crane Woodruff, and on November
25, 1832, he, his wife and his sister were baptized in the Ohio River
and received into the fellowship of the First Baptist Church of New
Albany, by Rev. Seth Woodruff, his wife's father. He was almost
immediately elected a Deacon in the church and Superintendent of the
Sunday School, which places he filled during his residence in New
Albany, some twenty years. At the age of twenty-one he was elected
coroner of Floyd County, and in 1845 and 1847 was elected Sheriff of
the same county.
In 1853, in
connection with Croel Richards, he removed to Orleans, bought out the
firm of Bradley & Allen and engaged in the mercantile business.
the death of Mr. Richards on January 1, 1876, he formed a partnership
with his son, E. P. Walker, which continued until some six years ago,
when failing health compelled him to retire from active business. His
mind however remained strong to the last.
coming to Orleans he cast his lot with the weak Baptist Church that he
found here, which was then only one year old. He was soon chosen Deacon
and Superintendent of the Sabbath School, and as long as he was
physically able to do so, it was his highest ambition to faithfully
discharge the duties to the cause of Christ. He was a staunch friend of
State, Home and Foreign Missions and Christian education. He has aided
by words of encouragement, and also in a more substantial way, quite a
number of young men who were just starting in the ministry.
own family consisted of eleven children, eight of whom lived to be
grown. His sons, Maj. Thomas W. Walker, of the U.S. Army, and William
S. Walker, of Colorado Springs, having died a few years past, and his
daughter, Mrs. Sarah J. Harkness, of Philadelphia, only a few days ago
passed to her reward. Only four children survive him, Mrs. Mary A.
Shindler, Mrs. Nancy C. Reed, of this city; Mrs. J. K. Howard of
Livonia, and E. F. Walker, of Deland, Florida.
wife, Nancy C. Walker, died February 15, 1873. On august 29, 1877, he
was again married to Mrs. Margaret Park, who was call away some six
years later. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Susanna, Orleans Progress (April 16, 1896) Obituary
Snider, daughter of Jacob and Mary Snider was born in Shelby County,
Kentucky, Nov. 23, 1808; moved with her parents to Orange County,
Indiana; was married to Hiram Marshall in her twentieth year, Feb. 14,
1828; and settled in Orange County.
honored they passes peace and prosperity all their years in the same
community in which they settled. Of their large family of fourteen
children two died in infancy and two have since passed away. Ten are
still living and have been privileged to know that a worthy mother
passed her 87th year and included among her loved ones 87 grandchildren
and great grandchildren, who shall rise up and called her blessed.
years ago the husband and father was called away, his death occurred
Aug. 25, 1870. The summoning angel called her April 7, 1896.
some days her suffering was very great, but she triumphed singing songs
of her Redeemer. Her strength and solace was the christian's hope.
her husband she united with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church soon after its
organization; and continued a faithful member of the same until death.
She now rests from her labors and her works follow on.
funeral sermon was preached at the Stampers Creek Baptist Church by the
pastor. Rev. M. C. Clark, of Campbellsburg, April 8, 1896, and all that
remained of Mother Marshall was placed in the tomb to await its call of
Him who said, "I am the resurrection and the life, he that believeth in
me though he were dead yet shall he live." Submitted by Tom Agan.
Louisa, Orleans Progress (April 16, 1896) Death Notice
Samuel P. Sanders died yesterday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the family
home, three and one half miles northwest of Orleans, of heart, brain
and spinal troubles, at the advanced age of sixty years. The funeral
will take place this afternoon at three o'clock at the Mt. Horeb
church, and interment thereafter in Mt. Horeb cemetery. The PROGRESS
extends its most sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. Submitted by
Wiley, Orleans Progress (May 7, 1896) Death Notice
evening, May 5, 1896, at his home four miles east of this city, Wiley
Elliott, of appendicitis. The deceased was a son of Ephriam Elliott,
one of our most prominent farmers. He was twenty-six years old, and
leaves a wife and two children. to the bereft family we extend our
heartfelt sympathies. Interment at Liberty, this morning at 10 o'clock.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
George W. Dr., Orleans Progress (May 14, 1896) Death Notice
death of Dr. George W. May last week removed from our midst a clever
gentleman, and a good citizen. A man possessed of all the attributes of
noble manhood. He made friends and held them by his supreme good
fellowship and unswerving loyalty to his convictions. He knew no
principle but right, no creed but justice, and gauged his opinions of a
man's worth by this standard. Those who knew him best loved him, and
among his associates his opinions were always taken as final.
years ago he cast his lot among us and by his upright acts aided by his
superior learning and his gentlemanly bearing built up a lucrative
practice. He took a prominent part in politics and was thoroughly
posted on the issues of the day. He hesitated not a moment to condemn
the acts of public men of his party and placed his stamp of disapproval
on his ballot. He detested dirty politics and always advocated and
encouraged clean, honorable warfare, and was ready to bestow upon the
successful candidate the wreath of an honorable victory.
was a devote Christian of the type that makes a community better, and
the record of his daily life is spotted with deeds of charity. Almost
his last words, as the watchers at the bedside, who had noted the
appearance of the death angel, took the rest from under him and laid
him down, were, "Let us pray." Truly a good man has gone to his reward
and the sorrowing friends and relatives certainly have the assurance
that he is heir to a place at the right hand of God and nothing can rob
him of his inheritance. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Harry F., Orleans Progress (May 14, 1896) Death Notice
funeral of Harry F. Sears, who died last Thursday morning, took place
from the Presbyterian church last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Harry
was twenty-nine years of age, and was an industrious and clever
gentleman. He was the son of W. F. Sears, at whose residence he died.
Consumption, the cause of his death, attacked him nearly two years ago,
but he improved somewhat and for a time regained his health, but a
second cold brought it back in a worse form, from which he never
He was a
young man of
good reputation and was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of
the Presbyterian church, and belonged to the Knights of Pythias lodge,
of LeRoy, Kansas, where he resided for nearly two years.
funeral services were conducted by Rev. John A. Tracy, of the
Presbyterian church, and the remains were interred in the I.O.O.F.
cemetery. The ceremonies at the grave were conducted by the Knights of
Pythias lodge, of this city, by whom the deceased was highly esteemed.
He leaves a little daughter, father and sisters and brothers to mourn
his loss, and to them the PROGRESS extends it most sincere sympathy.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Maude, Orleans Progress (May 14, 1896) Death Notice
the fifteen year old daughter of Joseph Tegarden, died last Monday
evening of fever and nervous troubles after only a short illness. She
was a sweet child and loved by everybody. She was the favorite of the
neighborhood and her sunny smile and cheerful words will be missed by
her friends. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Denny, and
the remains were interred at Liberty cemetery, Wednesday afternoon. Her
remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large
throng of the friends. To the aged father, relatives and friends the
PROGRESS extends its most sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Malinda, Orleans Progress (June 4, 1896) Death Notice
following very pretty notice taken from the Paoli News, is so full of
truths and kind words, we cannot refrain from reproducing what our good
friend, Major Simpson says:
Malinda Webb, widow of Henry H. Webb, died Friday morning May 29, 1896,
at Orleans, Ind. The funeral took place on Sunday morning, May 31, from
the family residence in that town. Mrs. Webb has long been a familiar
figure in every good work and in every laudable undertaking to advance
the best interest of the community in which she lived, and her familiar
face, her counsel and advice will be missed by her numerous relatives
and friends. She was a hard working, pains taking mother and her loss
will be keenly felt by the daughters who have been her constant
companion in her declining years. She was a pious, devoted and
consistent member of the M. E. Church and no doubt is now resting
sweetly in the arms of her Savior. The News extends the deepest
sympathy to the bereaved relatives."
was seventy four years, three months and sixteen days of age, and by
her death she leaves one sister, two brothers, six daughters, one son,
eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to mourn her loss. She
was a good and true Christian woman, and loved her children as only a
were conducted by Rev. D. W. Denny, of the M. E. Church, and the
remains were laid to rest by the side of those of her departed husband,
in Green Hill Cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Sarah J., Orleans Progress (June 18, 1896) Death Notice
Sarah J. Elliott, wife of Ephiram Elliott, died last Saturday evening
at 5 o'clock, after weeks and months from cancerous affection that
extended over her entire system. She was the daughter of Zachariah and
Matilda Burton and was born July 23, 1846.
early life was spent at their pleasant country home about hour miles
northwest of town where she grew into bright young womanhood, shedding
a ray of sunshine over that happy home. No dark cloud of trouble
overcast her pathway and her bright sunny disposition made her a
favorite among her acquaintances. About ten years ago she was married
to Ephriam Elliott, a wealth and enterprising farmer, and assumed the
care of his household affairs with the same cheerful disposition that
had characterized her home life.
lived happily and no thought of the dread disease that was slowly
fastening its hold upon her entered her mind. About eighteen months ago
the cancer made its first appearance on her right breast and after six
months of patient suffering she consented to have it removed. The
operation was, apparently, most successfully preformed by a prominent
Louisville surgeon, the flesh being all removed from the right breast
and the bones scraped. From this operation she recovered in time, and
had, it seemed, regained her usual health. But it was all a delusion.
Her health again became impaired and she sought the sunny southland
going to Texas in the vain hope that the mild gulf breezes might prove
beneficial. But the death angel had marked her for his own and his
imprint was plainly visible. She hastened home only to be taken down
with the dreaded disease that had permeated every part of her body.
sufferings were intense, but she bore them with a christian fortitude,
retaining consciousness until a day or two preceding her death. She was
a good christian woman, "doing unto others as she would have others do
unto her," and trying as best she could to build up an inheritance in
God's bright kingdom. The memory of her noble acts toward others will
live after her, and will be cherished by all who knew her.
funeral services were conducted at the Liberty Church by Eld. Howard
after which the remains were laid to rest in that beautiful city of the
dead to await the resurrection morn. She leaves three brother and two
sisters and a host of relatives, who with her husband have the sympathy
of the entire community. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Isabel, The Paoli Weekly News (November 28, 1888) Obituary
Apple, daughter of Thomas and Susana Apple, died of typhoid fever near
Unionville, Orange County, Indiana, Nov. 20, 1888. She joined the
church of United Brethren in Christ and was converted in 1877. She will
be greatly missed by the church, for she was one of its best members
and was always ready and willing to do her duty. Belle will also be
greatly missed in the family circle. She leaves a father, mother, three
sisters, and one brother, and a host of relatives to mourn their loss,
while she has gained eternal life in the sweet by and by, no one should
doubt, for she lived a consistent Christian life. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Samuel E., The Paoli Weekly News (January 23, 1889) Death Notice
at his residence in Paoli on last Saturday evening, Samuel E. Dayhuff,
aged forth two years of consumption. He was extensively know in this
county as "Dick" Dayhuff, was raised in Paoli and was very popular with
his associates. He was a member of Captain Herman's company, in the
18th Indiana Cavalry, and remained in the service until the close of
the war. The remains were interred yesterday evening under the auspices
of the Williamson Post, G. A. R. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary, The Paoli Weekly News (January 23, 1889) Death Notice
Mary Allen, daughter of John D. Allen, died at her father's residence
on last Saturday after a long illness from partial paralysis
consumption. She was a bright, intelligent lady and left a large circle
The Paoli Weekly News (February 6, 1889) Obituary
E. Allen was born April 14, 1872, died January 18, 1889, aged 13 years,
9 months and 13 days. She was the daughter of John D. and Lucinda
Allen. She leaves a grandmother, parents, two brothers and four sisters
to survive and mourn her loss in the family circle. Though she lived by
a few short years, , yet her kind, generous, loving disposition gave
her a strong influence for good and more for her many warm friends. The
deceased was a true Christian. She was known only to be loved, honored
and respected and when death came to robbed a happy home of the light,
the love and the angel of that home, grief, sadness and sorrow seized
the hearts of the father, mother, brothers and sisters and friends and
tears came to their heavy eyelids and their heads bowed low in sorrow
as they parted then and there.
was afflicted at the age of 11 with a stroke of paralysis and shortly
afterwards took that lingering disease of consumption. She professed
faith in Christ and gave her heart to Jesus in her 13th year at the
Christian Church at Union. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary A., The Paoli Weekly News (January 30, 1889) Death Notice
Mary A. Trimble, wife of Charles S. Trimble of French Lick Township,
died at her residence on last Monday evening of pneumonia fever. She
leaves a husband and four children and a large circle of friends to
mourn her loss. Mr. Trimble is just recovering from a long and severe
attack of the same disease, and one of his little girls is almost
beyond hope of recovery. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Leroy L., Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1944) Obituary
Lincoln Lashbrooks was one of a family of ten children born to Hiram
and Priscilla Kearby Lashbrooks near French Lick, Indiana on October 5,
1861 and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luella
Flick, December 29, 1943, aged 82 years, 2 months and 24 days.
grew to manhood on the land settled by his pioneer father and mother.
In 1880 he was united in marriage to Sarah Kearby and to this union
were born 6 children, 2 of which preceded him in death. While the
remaining children were still young the mother was taken and he was
left to be father and mother to them. In April 1901 he was united in
marriage to Emma Sherman Byers. Three children were born to this union.
In 1938 this dear companion was taken by death leaving only himself and
daughter Juna in the old homestead. On Dec, 6, 1943 he was stricken
with apoplexy and in spite of the loving and devoted care of his
daughters who were constantly at his bedside, he slipped away Wednesday
morning, December 29th to his heavenly home.
leaves to mourn his departure three sons, Lon of Texarkana, Texas,
Orville of near Paoli and Hiram of Indianapolis, Ind.; four daughters,
Mrs. Margaret Kinsey of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Sadie Wilson of near
West Baden, Ind., Mrs. Luella Flick of near French Lick, Ind., and Juna
at home; 5 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Kearby, Mrs. Susan Breeden, Mrs.
Hester Wininger and Mrs. Ella Lashbrook of French Lick, Ind. and Mrs.
Sara Ann Dixon of Paoli, Ind.; two brothers, Richard of Paoli and James
C. of French Lick; 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great
Early in life
was converted in the old church at Moores Ridge and was a member of
this church at the time of his death. He was for many years Supt. of
Sunday School and was a faithful worker for the Master during his
He was truly
life whose true christian spirit was manifested in deed rather than
words. His many acts of kindness and helpfulness will be forever
remembered by his neighbors and friends, for his was an ear ever
attuned to the needs and suffering of Man-kind and even in his
declining years he still found time and strength to minister to others.
The lives of those who knew him best will be forever enriched by the
memory of the beauty and unselfishness of his daily life that remains a
blessed and shining example to the children, the grandchildren he so
loved and to all who knew and loved him.
CARD OF THANKS
hereby express our sincere appreciation to all our neighbors and
friends, the minister, Rev. C. W. Parks, the choir, the undertaker, W.
O. Ritter, those who sent flowers and all others who kindly assisted us
in the sickness and burial of our dear father, Leroy Lashbrooks. The
Family. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Cora Alice, Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1944) Death Notice
Cora Alice Plummer, 69, wife of Edwin Plummer, passed away at her home
Sunday, January 2, after an illness of almost two years due to heart
trouble. She had bee in failing health for the past ten years, but was
not confined to her home until the past two years.
Plummer was the daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Grigsby and was born
near the eastern boundary of Martin County. She was the fourth of a
family of seven children.
her husband, Edwin Plummer, manager of the local telephone company,
lived together almost 50 years and she was an affectionate and loyal
wife and mother.
the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Donald Ball of Richmond, Ind., and two
sons, Leo of French Lick and William of Detroit, Michigan, two
grandchildren, Mrs. Bryan Carr of St. Louis, Missouri, and Robert Ball
In early life
became a christian, uniting with the Church of Christ at Prospect,
later transferring her membership to the church in French Lick. She
lived a consistent christian life and attended church services
regularly as long as her health permitted.
funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon from Schmutzler's Funeral
Home with the pastor, C. W. Parks, in charge of the services. Burial
was made in Ames Cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Rosetta, Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1944) Death Notice
Garrison, 56, daughter of Alonzo C. Garrison, died at the Henson fruit
farm, December 29th from the effect of the flu. Her funeral service was
held at Schmutzler Funeral Home Friday, December 31 and burial was made
at Sulphur Creek cemetery, Rev. Nicoson, pastor of Sulphur Creek church
had charge of the services. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1944) Death Notice
Deweese, 89, died Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Theodore Jones in West Baden after four weeks of illness. He had been
an invalid the past three years. He was born in Washington county,
December 29, 1854.
and burial will be held at Union Chapel near Hardinsburg, Crawford
County, Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Schmutzler is the funeral
He leaves six
children, Claude, Coen, Harvey, Mrs. Ines Jones, and Mrs. Minerva
Drake. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Thomas C., Springs Valley Herald (January 14, 1915) News Article
CRUSHED UNDER WHEELS
First Fatal Accident on the Electric Line When Thos. Flick Was Killed,
Saturday evening as the Street car due here at 5 minutes to 8:00 was
crossing the little culvert near the French Lick depot the passengers
felt a distinct jar and the car came to an abrupt stop. Harry Robbins,
the motorman, announced that he had run over a man and backed the car
back to the culvert where it was discovered that the dead man was
Thomas Flick, a well to do farmer of near Cane Creek Church southeast
of this city. The fact was reported to the coroner, Dr. Boyd of West
Baden and about 9:00 o'clock the mangled body was taken to Ritter's
undertaking establishment. The body was almost cut or torn in two at
the hips, one leg broken and the head crushed. The face and other parts
of the body seemed to be free of injury. The body was prepared for
burial and friends arrived and took it to his home the same night.
Flick's pocketbook containing $16.00 was found in hip pocket and a
small purse containing a small amount of change.
had come up on the Southern train Saturday forenoon so it is said and
was soon full of liquor, as was his habit whenever in town and we
understand was locked up in the afternoon by the West Baden marshal,
who turned him out in time for him to catch the evening train home.
This train goes at 6:50 which is after dark now. Flick evidently
started to French Lick, walking the electric car track. He had to cross
a trestle over the creek which he must have accomplished but when he
struck the little culvert it is supposed that he stepped through
between the ties which are wide apart and fell. Whether he was
unconscious or billed by the fall will never be known. He was struck by
the car about 7:50 and the car had passed over this spot on its way to
West Baden only about 15 minutes before. His hat and a set of false
teeth were found about 30 feet north of where the body lay.
was a ghastly affair and was the first accident ever happening on this
line. The motorman claims that he did not see Flick until he was almost
on him, as he was laying on the track with his head toward the car and
seemed to have his legs down through the ties.
Springs Valley Herald (January 14, 1915) News Article
C. Flick, whose home was 3 miles north of Elon met death suddenly,
early last Saturday night, on the electric car line between French Lick
and West Baden. As the car came south it passed over Mr. Flick's body,
disemboweling him. Some persons think he was already dead when struck
by the car, as no indications of life were manifested at the time of
the accident. Others think he was instantly killed by the car. Mr.
Flick, thought a good citizen and a splendid neighbor, was a victim of
strong drink and was under the influence at the time of his death. We
extend our sympathy to his bereaved companion and children. Submitted
by Tom Agan.
Malissa, Springs Valley Herald (January 14, 1915) Death Notice
Baggerly, wife of W. M. Baggerly, died at her home early Tuesday
morning. She was stricken with paralysis several months ago from which
she never recovered, she became unconscious last Thursday and never
regained consciousness. Mrs. Baggerly was a faithful member of the M.
E. Church for a long number of years. She is survived by her husband,
two daughters, Miss Attie Baggerly and Mrs. Alma Pierson, also two
grandchildren. She was 69 years of age. The funeral was held at the M.
E. Church this afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Oscar, Springs Valley Herald (January 21, 1915) Death Notice
Grigsby, prominent citizen of West Baden, died at his home early Friday
morning of a throat and trouble. Mrs. Grigsby went to Florida a few
weeks ago to spend the winter, but not improving he came home arriving
here Sunday preceding his death. He said the weather in Florida was
damp and chilly art of the time which was unfavorable to his health so
he came home, and in less than a week was called away from his family
to the great beyond. For many years Mr. Grigsby was partner in the West
Baden Steam Laundry business, but sold it when his health became so
poor that he thought best to retire from the business.
Abydel Cemetery, Sunday. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Thomas J., Springs Valley Herald (January 28, 1915) Memorium
J. Davidson was born April 29, 1857, at Fredricksburg, Indiana. Died at
the West Baden Hospital Dec. 14, 1914. He had been confined to his bed
for four weeks before death came to relieve his sufferings. He suffered
great pain, but it was borne with great christian fortitude. He
realized that he was soon to cross the river which separates us from
all mortal pain and worldly cares. He leaves a wife, two sons, three
grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Call not back
the dear departed. Submitted by Tom Agan.
ALLEN, Claude,Springs Valley
Thursday, October 31, 1974
Allen, 78, R.R. 1 French Lick, died at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday at the Orange
County Hospital. A retired former and former circus employee, he was a
rig foreman with the Hagenbeck, Wallace and Barnum and Bailey circuses
for 33 years. A native of Orange County, he was born October 4, 1896.
He was a member of the Red Quarry Christian Church.
The only immediate survivor is a half sister, Lydia Vaughual "(We know
nothing of this half sister)" of Los Angles, California. The funeral is
being held at 2:00 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Brosner-Drabing Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
*note* Claude was the son of Robert Harvey and Tempia Williams Allen
and he never married. Submitted by, H.E. Grider
C.W."Jack", News-Gazette, Champaign, IL 07 JUN 2000
-- C. W. "Jack" Hollen, 81, formerly of Bismarck, died at 10:30am
Monday (Juen 5, 2000) at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Danville
(IL). Funeral Services will be at 10am Thursday at Morrison Funeral
Home, 101 Maiden Lane, Bismarck. Ray White will officiate. Graveside
services will be at 1:30pm Thursday in Prairie Township Cemetery, rural
Chrisman. Visition will be from 5 to 8pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Submitted by, Barb Wise
Myrtle, January 27, 1972, Springs Valley Herald
Mrs. Leora M.
Wesner, 74, of 308 E.
Main Street, Paoli, died Saturday evening at Orange County Hospital
where she had been a patient since December 29.
She was a former resident of the Springs Valley community.
The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Ritter Chapel, with
the Rev. Powell Forbes of the Paoli Baptist Church in charge of the
service. Burial was in the Paoli Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Wesner is survived by her husband, Elbert Wesner; one son, Gene
Wesner of French Lick; five daughters, Mrs. Bertha Dubea of Albion,
Mrs. Sylvia Deel of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Golda Deel of Loogootee, Mrs.
Geraldine Walker of Bedford, and Mrs. Evelyn Bush of Shelbyville; one
sister; one brother; 40 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and 21
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
George Washington, December 31, 1953, Springs Valley Herald
Deel, 83, died last Wednesday at the Dubois County Memorial hospital
after a three-day illness of pneumonia.
Mr. Deel, a farmer, moved here 11 years ago from Wickliffe, Ind.
The body was taken to the Schmutzler funeral home until time for the
funeral services, held Saturday afternoon at Wickliffe, the Rev. Arnold
Atkins officiating. Burial was in the Wickliffe cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; three sons, Henry Deel of
Birdseye, Jacob Deel of Otisco and Desco Deel of Dubois; two daughters,
Mrs. Bertha King of Birdseye and Mrs. Rose Dishner of Mt. Vernon; four
sisters, Ida King, Sally Spragins and Lucinda Eastridge of Birdseye and
Anna Rush of French Lick; 23 grandchildren, and eight great
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Margaret Leaser, March 5, 1959, Springs Valley Herald newspaper
Deel, 81, of French Lick passed away Wednesday at her home at 201
Hancock Street after a short illness.
She is survived by 3 sons, Henry of Birdseye, Jacob of Charlestown,
Ind., and Desco, Route 1, Dubois; two daughters, Bertha King, Birdseye,
and Rosa Diethcher, Mt. Vernon, Ind., one brother, Charles Leaser, of
Wickliffe, 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Wickliffe with burial there with
Schmutzler morticians in charge. Time of the funeral has not been
decided at press time.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Christopher , June 6, 1935,
Springs Valley Herald
Beaty, 84, died Monday in West Baden after a few weeks illness.
Funeral services and burial were held at Ames Chapel on Wednesday
afternoon with Schmutzler in charge of funeral arrangements.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Clyde Ellsworth, July 6, 1961,
Springs Valley Herald
services were held at 2:00 p.m.
today for Clyde E. (Red) Beatty, 59, who died in his home in West Baden
Monday evening shortly after his return from work at the N. A. D.
Crane, where he had been employed the past 10 years. Death was
attributed to a heart attack.
A French Lick native, he was born September 15, 1901. He was a member
of the West Baden Methodist Church.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mabel Beatty, and a son, Harry Lee, at
home; three daughers, Mrs. Charles Wilson of Mitchell, Mrs. Thomas
Thacker of Indianapolis and Miss Kay Ann Beatty, at home; two brothers,
Floyd Beatty of Akron, O. and Richard Beatty of California; three half
brothers, Amos Beatty of Washington State, Charles Beatty of Paoli and
William Beatty of Portersville; two sisters, Mrs. Elbert Wesner, Paoli
and Mrs. Fred Reinars, Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.
Two nephews, Harold Agan of West Baden and Claude Agan, Michigan, lived
in the home for a time.
The body lay in state at the Schmutzler Funeral Home until time for
services which were held at the Ames Methodist Church with Rev. Howard
Wardrip officiating. Burial was in the Ames Cemetery.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Lemuel, March 27, 1980, in the Springs Valley Herald
90, died early Friday morning at the Orange County Hospital where he
had been a patient for four weeks.
He was a retired farmer and sawmill worker in both Orange and Dubois
An Orange County native, he was born Feb. 8, 1890 to Samuel and Jane
Surviving are his wife, the former Maude Jacobs; a daughter, Frieda
Goodman of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sons, Leo Flick of Merrillville and
Robert M. Flick of French Lick; a brother, Roy Flick of French Lick;
eight granchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral
Home with Rev. Gerald Seymour and Br. Charles Crews officiating. Burial
wasin Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Russell L., August 6, 1986,
Springs Valley Herald
Beaver, 67, Schoolview Heights, French Lick, died at 3:26 p.m. Sunday,
Aug. 3 at Orange County Hospital.
He was born Oct. 31, 1918 in Indianapolis to Lee and Anna Johnson
He was preceded in death April 2, 1980 by his wife Gladys Idella
Beaver. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivor include two brothers, Glen Beaver of Indianapolis and Lester
Beaver, Rt. 1, Dubois.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) from Crystal
Community Church where he was a member, with Rev. Elmer Lagenour
Burial was in the Crystal Cemetery. Final rites were in charge of
Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home, Paoli.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Gladys Idella Macknua, April 3, 1980,Springs Valley Herald
Idella Beaver, 78, R. R. 1, French Lick, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the Jasper Memorial Hospital.
A daughter of John and Mary Boggess Macknua, she was born Nov. 20, 1901
in Fairmount. She was a member of the Crystal Community Church.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Beaver, and a daughter, Mrs.
Mary Kirkpatrick of Plainfield.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Crystal
Community Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
Lester Leander,Springs Valley Herald
Beaver, 83, R. 1, Dubois,
died at 5:34 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1991 in Memorial Hospital and
Health Care Center, Jasper.
He was born in Brown County, July 10, 1908, to Lee and Anna (Johnson)
Beaver. He married Edna Phillips on Aug. 15, 1927.
Surviving are his wife, Edna; two sons, Lester of Greenwood, and
Phillip of Terre Haute; three daughters, Joan Sanders of Indianapolis,
Shirley Haymaker of French Lick, and Mary Gaubert of St. Simon's
Island, Ga.; a brother, Glenn of Indianapolis; 19 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter.
Mr. Beaver was a contractor and construction worker for 64 years in
Indianapolis and Dubois County.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Nicholson Valley
Christian Church. Burial will be in the Crystal Cemetery.
Friends may call after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Brosmer-Drabing
Funeral Home in French Lick and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Submitted by, Doug Beaver
F. Progress - Examiner Orange Co., IN
always a sorrow that comes
with the departure of a friend of long standing; and greater is the
sorrow at the parting of a Companion, a Father and a Brother. But
greater than our sorrow must be our joy in believing that the one from
whom we are so separated in Death, goes to enter into a New Life - a
life of peace, and rest and joy eternal.
With this feeling, we his
friends and relatives have gathered today to pay our respects in a
parting tribute of Love to this Companion, Brother, and Friend.
CHARLES F. WARREN who, as the son of Henry Franklin Warren and Sarah E.
Cornwell, was born in Washington county, Indiana, October 16, 1883,
coming with his parents to this (Orange) county when quite young, and
growing to manhood in this vicinity. Following the death of his parents
here when he was yet young, he became a self-supporting personage,
likeable, industrious, and energetic.
On October 6, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Onie McKinney of
Washington county, and into their home was born five children. Of this
family, the Mother and Companion, with three of the children are now
On December 25, 1918, Charlie was again married to Mrs. Clara Bronson,
of Washington county, who now survives. With this bereaved Companion,
there remains one daughter, Mrs. Tommie Whiteman, and one son, Cyrus P.
Warren, both of New Albany, and two step-sons, Alva and Noble Bronson
who were near and dear to him, 8 grandchildren, 1 step grandaughte who
was as a grandchild, all residing in or near New Albany. Of his
parental family there are two brothers, John and Vallie Warren, of
Paoli, and Mrs. Effie Strange of Orleans.
For a number of years he resided at and was employed at Salem, but for
the past several years he has resided in New Albany, Indiana, where he
was well and favorably known by his employers, neighbors and friends;
and here his absence and his genial smile and greeting will be missed
by those who were so accustomed to his daily greeting. His passing came
at his home at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, October 27, 1942, at the age of 59
years and 11 days, at the call of 'Him who doeth all things well' and
we who mourn his going can only wait that day of glad reunion in that
land beyond the grave.
So has his life work ended here on earth. So is he remembered by those
who knew him - remembered for his unswerving fidelity to his friends
and loved ones. In that sweet rememberance, may we say of him; "His day
has come, not Gone; His sun has risen, not set; His life is now beyond
the reach of Death and Change; Not Ended, but Begun."
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all who in any way assisted in our bereavement in the
loss of a loved one, Charles F. Warren. The pastor, Eld. W. C. Hancock
and singers, my God's blessing rest on you.
Mrs. Clara Warren and Family
Mrs. Effie Strange
(Pappy) Lindley, 86, Orleans, died yesterday at 6 a.m. at the
Hospitality House, Bedford.
He was born June 17, 1890, in Orange County to Banks Hannibal and
Lillie M. (Martin) Lindley. He was married to the former Mary L.
(Pickens) Lindley, and than to Lola Ethel (Webb) Lindley, who preceded
him in death in 1969. He was a retired farmer and member of the Old
He is survived by seven sons, Robert, Norman Jr., and Merrill, all of
Orleans, Alvin and Gene, both of Mitchell, Marvin, Highland Park,
Michigan, and Paul, Glendale, California; and two daughters, Marjorie
Sears, Bloomington, and Helen Barnett, Bedford. He was preceded in
death by one son and one daughter.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Old Union Church,
Orleans, with Rev. Kenneth Chenoweth and Rev. Albert Howard
officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call
after 2 p.m. today at the Ochs Funeral Home, Orleans.
LINDLEY, Lola Ethel Lola Ethel Lindley, 74, of
Orleans, died 10:05 Saturday at the Orange County Hospital in Paoli.
(January 18, 1969)
She was born September 9, 1894 in Orange County, the daughter of Alvin
Webb and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Brock Webb. She married Norman Lindley on
July 2, 1916 and he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Young of
Bloomington and Mrs. Helen Barnett of Bedford; seven sons, Merrill,
Robert, and Norman Jr., all of Orleans, Marvin of Hazel Park, III.,
Gene and Alvin, both of Mitchell, and (step son) Paul of Glendale,
Cal.;two brothers, Charlie Webb of Orleans and Harry of Pala Alto,
Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bosley and Mrs. Lula Hall both of
Paoli, Mrs. Bertha Judy of Salem and Mrs. Dorothy Webb of Winchester.
Two children preceded her in death (step son) Damon Lindley and
daughter Mary Ruth (Lindley) Riggle .
She was a member of the Old Union Methodist Church where funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in the adjoining
Lindley, born September 12, 1911
in Orange County, passed away at Humana Hospital, Hollywood, Fl,
December 8, 1986 following a long illness.
Preceding him in death were his mother,Mary Pickens, and father, Norman
Lindley Sr.; his step mother, Lola Webb Lindley; a brother, Damon; and
a half sister Mary Ruth ( Lindley ) Riggle.
Surviving are the wife, Edith; half brothers, Alvin, Gene,
Merrill,Marvin, Norman Jr., and Robert; half sisters, Marjorie Sears
and Helen Barnett. Also two daughters Barbara and Peggy of California;
and one son, Barry of Cleveland, Ohio.; 2 step sons, Christopher of
Florida and John of Rodesia, Africa; and several grandchildren.
As was his request, funeral services were held in the Hollywood
Crematorium of Florida.
He will be remembered in Orleans as a well known Jeweler and business
man, and also a man of great character and integrity.
A memorial stone was placed at the Old Union Cemetery in Orange County.
LINDLEY, Alvin "Dude"
Lindley, 66, Mitchell, died at 12:15 a.m. Saturday ( April 22, 1989 )
at Bedford Medical Center.
He was born November 22, 1922, in Orange County, the son of Norman Sr.
and Lola Webb Lindley. He was united in marriage June 29, 1946 to
Barbara Conley, who survives.
He was a 34 year retired employee of Carpenter Body Works. He was a
member of the Spice Valley Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge 228
F&AM and a member of the Spring Mill Lodge Fraternal Order of
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Keith Lindley,
Garland,TX; two daughters, Brenda Wray, Mitchell, and Kathy Kirk,
Mitchell; four brothers, Merrill and Robert Lindley, both of Orleans,
Marvin Lindley, Hazel Park, MI, and Gene Lindley, Louisville, KY; two
sisters, Helen Barnett, Bedford, and Marjorie Sears, Bloomington; and
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Damon, and Norman
Jr.; and one sister, Mary Ruth.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Memorial
Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lewis Williams and
the Rev. David Conley officiating. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery.
LINDLEY, Merrill O.
services were held Monday
(April 18, 1996) at Orleans Christian Church for Merrill O. Lindley,
78, Orleans, who died Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center
in Bedford. Bro. Nelson Lee officiated and burial was in the Old Union
United Methodist Church Cemetery.
He was born July 30, 1917 in
Orange County, the son of Norman J. and Lola Ethel Webb Lindley. He was
married to Mildred Krouse Lindley on January 21, 1967 and she survives.
He was a retired master mechanic for Rogers Group Construction and had
been employed at Spring Mill State Park for several years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Orleans Masonic
Lodge # 53 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, LAR
MAR Shrine in Bedford, Warren Brock American Legion Post # 69 in
Orleans, the Orleans VFW, the Disabled American Veterans and the
Orleans Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the Orleans Christian
Surviving with the wife is one daughter, Nancy Lindley England of
Memphis,TN; a step daughter, Helen Heaton of Arlington, TX; three
brothers, Robert Lindley and Gene Lindley, both of Orleans, and Marvin
Lindley of Detroit,MI; one sister Helen Barnett of Bedford; five
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Military rites were accorded by the Warren Brock American Legion Post.
Masonic memorial services were held Sunday by the Orleans Masonic Lodge.
Pallbearers were Mark Lindley, Pat Lindley, John Howard Lindley, Steve
Lantis, Mike Riggle and Jason Robbins
Lindley, Norman J
( Bonehead ) J. Lindley Jr., 58, of Route 2, Orleans died at 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday evening September 8, 1987 at the Orange County Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1929 in Orange County to Norman and Lola Webb
He was a truck driver and member of Teamsters Local 135, a member of
Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Orleans American Legion Post # 69, and an
army veteran of Korea.
He was married to Carolyn Linton, October 21, 1977, and she survives.
Also surviving are a son Mark Lindley of Orleans, five daughters,
Cheryl Holmes of Orleans, Hope (Lindley) Lindsey of French Lick,
Theresa Gately, Tammy Sue Lindley, and Paula Kay Banks, all of
Springville; five brothers, Merrill Lindley and Robert Lindley of
Orleans, Marvin Lindley of Hazel Park, MI, Alvin of Mitchell and Gene
of Louisville; two sisters, Marjorie Sears of Smithville and Helen
Barnett of Bedford; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two half brothers Damon
Lindley and Paul Lindley; and one sister, Mary Ruth ( Lindley ) Riggle.
He was buried at Old Union Cemetery in Orleans.
( mother of Cheryl Lindley Holmes- first wife Joann Bennett)
(mother of Mark, Theresa, Hope, Tammy, and Paula- his second wife Janet
McBride, son of the late John Wesley McBRIDE and Nancy STOUT,
was born at Youngs Creek, Indiana, July 2, 1870, and passed away at his
near Queen City on December 10, 1955, at the age of 85 years, 6 months,
He spent his intire life in Orange County.
He is survived by his wife Una, and three daughters, Mrs. Delores
Union Mills, Ind., Mrs. Ann Holland of Crane Ind., and Mrs. Wanda Davis
Indianapolis. Also surviving by former marriage, are six sons, Walter
William C. of Dike, Iowa: Desco of Chicago; Ernest and Arthur of
Illinois and Eldo
of New Albany; and two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Seybold of near French
Mrs. Maude Hill of Springfield, Missouri, two brothers Ed McBride of
and Arthur McBride of Paoli, one sister, Miss Laura McBride of Paoli,
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Eight
survive. The step children whom he reared in his home at least part
Cortes Edward Parks, now of California; Lee, Mildred and Gladys Davis,
recently of Indianapolis; Lawrence Manship of Illinois; Lucille Manship
Marengo, Indiana; Joseph C. Stewart of Paoli and Shirley Stewart
of Westville, Ind.
Three sons, one brother, Elmer and two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Willyard and
Stout, proceded him in death.
WILSON, Rev. Claude
Contributed by, Robert lane
Derrill Wilson died at his
home in West Baden early Friday,
November 1. He was born in AbbeyDell to Raymond Luther and Estelle
Irene Hickman Wilson December 18, 1930. He was pastor of the Springs
Valley Church of the Nazarene. He was a Kentucky Colonel and an Orange
County state certified substitute teacher.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Prow Wilson; a son, Derrill R.
Wilson of Las Vegas; two stepsons, Marcus Prow of French Lick and Eddie
Prow of West Baden; daughter Marsha Wilson Hickman of Paoli;
stepdaughter Becky Hankins of French Lick; brother Robert H. Wilson of
Palm Harbor, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Bessie Faye Brown Wilson in 1981.
Services were held Monday afternoon at the Paoli United Methodist
Church with Rev. Darrell Wininger and Brother James Babcock
officiating. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery. Dillman-Ellis Funeral
Home of Paoli was in charge of arrangements.
ROTH, Amy Toliver
Contributed by Robert lane
held for Amy Toliver Roth, 87, of French Lick, Monday
afternoon at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McNeeley
officiating. Burial was in the Ames Chapel Cemetery. She died at the
Orange County Hospital November 1.
was born September 18, 1904 in Orange County to William M. and Lavinia
Stackhouse Toliver. She married William A. Roth in December, 1971 and
he preceded her in death February 11, 1990. Her son, Gene Toliver, also
preceded her in death.
She had retired from Indiana Bell Telephone October 1, 1969 after 42
years as a customer service advisor. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church of West Baden and Telephone Pioneers. She had also
attended Indiana University.
BEATTY, Cloe Anna
Contributed by Robert lane
Cloe Anna Beatty, 96, died at the Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville
on Oct. 28. She was born Nov. 7, 1895 to Thomas and Rachel Hobson Lane
in Orange County. She married William Harrison Beatty in December 1915.
Mr. Beatty preceded her in death in 1956. They owned Beatty's Grocery
on College Street for many years. One son, William Harrison Beatty, Jr.
died in 1986.
She was educated in Orange County and lived in French Lick most of her
life. She was a charter member of Chapter AC PEO Sisterhood, a long
time member of the French Lick Library Board and county chairman of the
Red Cross for several years. She was a member of the First Christian
Church and the Loyal Workers Class and the Beechwood Christian Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Beechwood
Church with Rev. Rex Russell officiating. Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Charles Thomas Beatty of
Cortland, NY and Anna Beatty Shearer of Fairfax Station, VA, and a
We come today to honor and respect Cloe Anna (Lane) Beatty, who has
lived and served through most of a century. She was born the eighth of
ten children on November 9, 1895 in the home of Thomas and Rachel
(Hobson) Lane. The parents and her brothers Willie, Claude, Sampson and
Noble, and her sisters Lucy Rogers, Maude Beatty, Pearle Briner, Grace
Burch, and Ruth Sturm preceded her in death.
With the passing of Aunt Cloe we can say with the poet Holmes,
And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
In the spring let them smile, as I do now
At the old forsaken bough where I cling.
And so her life has been a mosaic of joy and sadness and her relatives
and friends have been shining jewels along the way.
On September 20, 1916, she was married to William Harrison Beatty and
this union was blessed with the birth of one son, William Harrison
Beatty, Jr. Her life was also enriched by the birth of three
grandchildren, William H. Beatty III, Charles T. Beatty, and Anna
(Beatty) Shearer, as well as one great-granddaughter, Emily Shearer.
Her husband passed away in 1956, her son in 1986, and her oldest
grandson in 1987.
Having been reared in a Christian home, she joined the South Liberty
Church of Christ at an early age. In December 1918 she transferred her
membership to the First Christian Church of French Lick. She continued
to be active in her community as long as health permitted. She was a
member of the French Lick Literary Club, a charter member of A.C.
Chapter PEO Sisterhood, the Loyal Workers class of Beechwood Christian
Church, and the Melton Public Library Board.
As the years passed, it became necessary for Aunt Cloe to move to the
Kennedy Living Center in Martinsville, Indiana. On October 28, she just
went to sleep, for she had lived almost a century. Survivors include
her daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and
several nieces and nephews.
Years are fleeting and a brief history of a great life is so soon
written on paper, but the influence and example of the life of Cloe
Anna Beatty will last throughout Eternity and the world is a better
place because she lived, worked, loved, and now is at peace.
Thank You The family of Cloe Anna Beatty would like to express their
appreciation for the flowers, to the pallbearers, Rev. Rex Russell,
Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, and for the many kindnesses shown to us
during her recent death.