The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 1 Nov 1923, Pg. 5, Col. 4
The remains of Marie Keane Rice, who died last Monday morning at Orlando, Florida, were brought here last night, accompanied by her brother, John W. Rice. The funeral service will be conducted from the M.E. Church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. M.G. Buchanan officiating. Interment will occur in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The deceased was 53 years of age About a year ago Miss Rice fell and broke a limb, which was really the cause of her death. She leaves to mourn her loss two brothers, Will A. and John W. Rice. The Progress-Examiner joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Ibid, 8 Nov 1923, Pg. 4, Col. 6
Keane Marie Rice was born October 8, 1870, at Wickcliffe, Crawford County, Indiana. She is the daughter of George Washington and Margaret Catherine Rice, both of whom have preceded her in death.
The early part of her life was spent in Orleans, Ind, but when still young her family moved to Bloomington, Ind., where she continued to live until six years ago when they moved to Florida. She was a member of the Methodist Church, attending while in Bloomington regularly until she broke her limb, which caused her much trouble for many years. Almost a year ago she fell again breaking her limb, which caused a complication of diseases, resulting in her death.
She passed away at 12:20 a.m. Monday at her home at 229 Ridgewood Ave., Orlando, Fla. The remains were brought to Orleans accompanied by her brother John W. Rice.
Many distant relatives and her two brothers, William Arthur and John Wesley Rice, survive her.
Ibid, 1 Nov 1923, Pg. 5, Col. 4
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Edward Leon, two months and 21 days old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hackney, passed away Tuesday morning. The funeral occurred from the home Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.m. Rev. Malone of the Presbyterian Church officiating, after which the remains of the little one were laid to rest to await the call of his Master in the Beautiful Fairview cemetery. Edward Leon leaves to mourn their loss the father and mother and relatives. To the grief stricken parents the Progress-Examiner joins in extending the heartfelt sympathy of the community in this, their saddest hour.
Ibid, 6 Sep 1923, Pg. 2, Col. 7
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
John B. Carter died at his home in Kokomo Monday. mr. Carter had been ailing for a few weeks but was not thought to be of a serious nature. mr. Carter was born in Orleans and went to Kokomo in his early days. he was about 80 years old. He was a very successful business man and was at one time in the wholesale white goods business in New York and at the time of his death was extensively interested in the oil refineries in Oklahome. He leaves to mourn their loss, the wife, two daughters, one residing in Tulsa Okla., and the other at Phoenix, Ariz., three sons in Kokomo and two cousins in Orleans, James W. Lindsey and Geo. H. Carter. The funeral will occur at Kokomo tomorrow at 10:30 o'clock. The Progress-Examiner extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Ibid, 20 Sep 1923, Pg. 2, Col. 5; Paoli Gatherings
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Funeral services for Ed Maxedon were conducted by Rev. J.W. McCullough from the family residence on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. after which the remains were conveyed to Rock Springs, the old family burying ground for burial.
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Jonathan Rominger, a well known and highly respected citizen of Orange County, was buried at Ames Chapel on Sunday. Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Richard Raff, the former pastor of the church. Quite a number of our citizens attended the funeral, among whom were, Rev. J.W. McCullough and Mrs. McCullough, Mr. and Mrs. Delmont Boyd and son William.
Ibid, 28 Jun 1923, Pg. 2, Col 3
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
The funeral of Mrs. Aubrey Williams was held Monday afternoon from the residence. Services were conducted by the Rev. J.W. McCullough, interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Williams was 34 years old and had been in failing health for some months past. Last week she was taken to the Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus, where she submitted to an operation for gall stones, from which she never rallied, but, passed away on Saturday morning at 7:30. Undertaker Ellis was sumoned and went and conveyed the remains home on Sunday. Ibid
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Mrs. Sam McIntosh and son, Earl, accompanied by her sister, Miss Florence Birdwell, motored to New Albany Sunday because of the death of an aged uncle, James Burgess, who passed away on Saturday. Mr. Burgess was 82 years old. he came to this state from England when quite a young man and located near Elizabeth, Harrison county, where he has since lived until eight months ago, when he moved to New Albany. he is survived by his widow and five children. Hs is the last uncle of Mrs. S.S. McIntosh, Mrs. Emma Morgan and Miss Florence Birdwell of this city.
Ibid, Column 4
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Our good friend B.F. Turley furnishes us with information regarding the death of T.C. Williams, which follows:
Capt. T.C. Williams, 84 years old, died at his home in Terre Haute last Saturday. He was a Civil War veteran of Co. G of the 4th Indiana Calvary, ranking as captain. He was a member of the G.A.R. and Masonic order, who had charge of the funeral services. He was after the close of the war in the government revenue service as gauger, and served thirty three years.
Capt. Williams was born and spent his early life on a farm in Lawrence county, Indiana, and was well and favorably known by the older citizens of Lawrence and Orange counties. He was in the same company with our fellow townsman, B.F. Turley.
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Margaret Catharin VonTress was born near Orleans, Ind, Jan. 15, 1837, and died at her home at 229 ridgewood Ave., Orlando, Fla., June 21 at 3:30 p.m., aged 86 years, 6 months and 6 days.
She was married to George Washington rice in 1859, having three children, William Arthur, John Wesley and Keane marie, who with her brother, Dr. E.C. VonTress, of Vincennes, Ind., survive her. Other brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. She leaves five grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and many relatives and friends to mourn her death.
She joined the M.E. Church when very young, living a consistent Christian live to the last.
Funeral services were held in Orlando at 10:30 Saturday morning. A funeral service was conducted at the M.E. Church in Orleans Tuesday morning by the pastor, M.G. buchanan.
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
Edith May Searns, daughter of Emmett and Hannah Woods Hutsler, was born August 2 1900, and died June 25, 1923, aged 22 years, 10 months and 23 days. When she was two years old her mother passed to the eternal home, leaving the father with three small children, who were cared for by relatives until the remarriage of the father.
Edith was married to Jason Stearns Aug. 5, 1915, and to these parents were born five children, Della, Helen, Donald Otto, who died with measles at the age of a few months, and Cecil Ray, the infant daughter whom they buried a few days ago.
She leaves beside her husband and children a sister, Mrs. Samuel Hankins, her father and stepmother and five half-brothers, beside many other relatives and friends, who shall miss her kindly face and loving sympathy
Her sickness was of short duration, but bravely bourne. She realized her condition and seemed to be content in the passing, though she loved her family and was devoted to her home and its interests.
Not long shall be this human life,
With all its turmoil, all its strife;
But long the life which lies beyond
Where souls are held in Heavenly bond.
Whom some day we again shall see
If we but nestle clost to God"
Funeral services were conducted by Miss Mary Friend at the Holiness Church Tuesday afternoon.
Ibid, Col. 5
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The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County
On May 2, 1923 there came into the home of James and Emma Lindley two little Jewels. But only for a short time were they spared together, little Wilbur soon returning to the loving care of the Master, and on June 22, Wilma Annabel went to join the little brother, being spared to bless the home one month and twenty days.
They have gone to join the beautiful angel band. Their going makes Heaven nearer and sweeter to those who loved them dearly. Those left sad are the father and mother and one brother and many near relatives.
We know that Jesus cares
When our hearts are pained.
Too deeply for mirth or song.
When our fondest hopes are blighted
And the way seems weary and long.
That the flowers are ever springing
In that bright home so fair.
Our little children are singing His praises over there.
And they will swell the glad anthems
Around that beautiful throne.
When we at last shall join them
In that Heavenly Home.
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The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN, 26 Oct 1922, Pg. 5, Col. 3
Word was received in Orleans Wednesday morning of the death of Dr. T.B. Ritter, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Cox, in Chicago. The funeral will occur in Orleans from the home Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Dr. Ritter was 71 years of age and had resided in Orleans for many years. Obituary will appear in the Progress-Examiner next week.
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The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 2 Nov 1922, Pg. 3, Col. 4
The following are the relatives who attended the funeral of Dr. T.B. Ritter here last Sunday: Miss Sarah Ritter, of Montgomery, Ala; Mrs. Mary Woodson and daughter, Margaret and Eugene Ritter, of LaFayette; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cox, of Chicago; Dr. Robert O. ritter, of Chicago; Dr. J.K. Ritter, of Seymour; Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Ritter and family of French Lick, and Dr. John A. Ritter and family, of West Baden.
Those who attended the funeral of Dr. T.B. Ritter last Sunday from out of town were: Mrs. Moulder, of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Burk Bruner, of Palestine, Ill.; Mrs. G.W. Taylor of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Brown, of Bedford; Dr. E.P. Easley and sister, Mrs. Tolliver, of New Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Will Carlson, of Seymour; Dr. and Mrs. John Kelly of Mitchell; Dr. John Gibbons, of Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. Ewing Anderson, of Spice Valley; Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bruner and son, Leslie, and Will J. Buskirk, of Paoli; Mr. and Mrs. John Chaillaux and daughter, of Bedford; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Chaillaux, of North West township; Geo. A. Charles, of Abydel; Edward Easley, of Shoals, Miss Eudoxie Chaillaux, of Terre Haute; John Landreth and wife of Georgia, and many others whose names we failed to get.
The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange county, IN, 2 Nov 1922, Pg. 1, Col. 6
THOMAS BUTLER RITTER (There is a picture)
Thomas Butler Ritter, third son of the late Dr. John A. and Margaret Carter Ritter, was born June 6, 1851, at the old family home at Orangeville. On the mother's side he was descended from one of the earliest settlers of the town and township of Orleans, S.B.A. Carter. Within a radius of a few miles of his late residence with us he passed by far the greater part of his seventy and one years. The story has long been told of the sturdy and true men among whom he grew up and from whom he, with others of the County's best, imbibed the spirit of loyal citizenship. The influence of Godly and cultured parents was his. He inherited in an unusual degree, and cultivated to the last, an interest in natural sciences. He loved the works of God, from the flowers to the rock- ribbed hills. It is small wonder that, growing up in the office of Ritter & Carter, a medical firm known for decades through the southern half of the state, he too should have been inclined, with several of his brothers, to the study of medicine. He was educated at Asbury University, now DePauw, and at the 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 known to us all as "Aunt Mary." In his latest illness he called for books she had taught him to value. In his own profession he read to the last the latest works in the curricula of the Medical Schools. He had also acquired a fine collection of scientific specimens worthy a museum of the natural sciences where they will doubtless find a place.
On June 21, 1870, he was married to Martha Elizabeth Easley. Congenial and devoted have they been throughout the long day of their married life. Their children are as follows: 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.
Dr. Ritter united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Old Nelson Chapel in January, 1866. He was also a devoted member of the order of Free and Accepted Masons, in which he held the rank of Knight Templar. The delight of his declining years was in the fellowship of his lodge and in imparting to it's younger members it's teachings, which to him were the embodiment of true christianity. That Dr. Ritter was a Mason and a Christian in spirit as well as in word is evidenced by his life of unpretentious kindness, many stories of which comfort the hearts of the bereaved. There was a cow from his own farm for a family of children ill from hunger, a Christmas gift of shoes for others sick from cold, and ever a kindly word of helping hand for boy or girl or man or woman who asked of him in small needs or great. Such was the man, simple in his tastes, quiet in his manners, devoted to his family, a lover of nature, a lover of man. Though himself ailing for many years, Dr. Ritter continued his practice of medicine until about one year ago. He then yielded to the entreaties of his family and friends and went to Chicago for treatment. There during the past eleven months he has been under the constant ministrations of his daughter, Mrs. Cox, and the solicitous care of his son, Dr. Robert , and a coterie of the best medical experts in the world. All that tender care could do could not arrest the progress of disease, and on the morning of October 25, 1922, when the world was full of the glory of autumn, he passed away. His last murmur was of "home" and his dear wife, "Mattie."
Dr. Ritter's life was a life of service and sacrifice for others. He leaves to mourn his departure the wife of his youth, two sons, three daughters, one granddaughter, two sisters, three brothers and a host of friends. He was aged 71 years, 3 months and 19 days.
The funeral was in charge of the Masons with a Knight Templar escort of Bedford. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank N. Denny, assisted by Rev. M.G. Buchanan, pastor of the M.E. church. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Ibid, Pg. 8, Col. 2
To those who in his life were kindly neighbors and in his death have said "We have lost a friend;" to all those who at the passing of our beloved companion and father have by thoughtful word or deed reminded us that the Heavenly Father himself--ours and theirs--is also mindful, we extend our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs. Thos. B. Ritter and Children
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The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange county, IN; 16 Feb 1922, Pg. 5, Col. 7
To the Noble Grand and brothers of Orleans Lodge, No 296, I.O.O.F. Many years ago there was inducted into this lodge Albert J. Brock.
For many years he sat in its councils, took part in its ceremonies, contributed to its charities and enjoyed its fraternal atmosphere.
He possessed in a marked degree the characteristics of a good Odd Fellow warm hearted, generous, compassionate, tolerant of his brother's opinions, and of his foibles, ready to forgive the erring uplift the fallen, assist the needy and encourage the struggling.
He was the personification of good cheer. It is doubtful if in the years of his membership he ever made a discouraging speech, or uttered a rude or unkind word. His brotherly talks were indeed for the good of the order in whose arms he had faith, in whose purposes he had part.
Working despite afflictions, that would have utterly discouraged one less resolute, his life was a daily blessing to the town of Orleans. With the milk he brought every morning from his dairy he brought a smile for everyone who looked his way. It was not the simulated smile of the seeker for trade. It was the smile of good cheer that sets hearts agog and begets other smiles; even as "Like produces like,"
If life is measured by years, he reached the borderland of his allotment. If life is measured by happiness imparted to others, he had passed the full four score.
There is no occasion for sorrow or sympathy. Let us rather be glad he was here awhile. Let us put this truthful tribute in the records. Let us "say not goodnight; but in some other clime bid him good-morning".
Omar Ashley
Henry Heil
Will H. Talbott
Ibid, Col. 5
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J.M. Brock, Bedford, Indiana, has received the following telegram concerning the arrival in United States of the body of his son, Private Warren Brock, who was killed in action over seas during the hardest fought battles of the World War, and in whose honor the local American Legion Post is named, Warren Brock Post.
A.M. Brooklyn, N.Y., Feb 10
J.M. Brock
1622 E. St., Bedford, Ind.
body of Private Warren Brock, one two one three five seven, will arrive in Brooklyn, N.Y. Feb 16th and will be shipped to you, Orleans, Indiana, at Government expense, but not until you telegraph at Government expense confirming above shipping instructions. Awaitshipping notice before making funeral arrangements or departing for burial destination.
Graves Registration Svc.,
Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Ellen Parks, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Cox, was born June 16, 1848, in Orange Co., Ind. The eldest of ten children, she spent her early life in assisting her mother in the duties of the home. Her keen mind and splendid training made her a woman of unusual intelligence and ability. Her father was one of the well known pioneer preachers of the Christian Church in this part of the state and four of her six brothers were ministers. One, the late Rev. T. A. Cox of Bloomfield, spent sixty years in that calling.
In early life she became a member of the Cane Creek Church near French Lick, a building erected on ground donated by her grandfather. When the Central Christian Church of this city was organized she became one of its charter members, and as long as her health permitted, she attended services regularly.
In 1878 she was united in marriage to Newton Gass, father of 5 children by a former woman. To this union was born one son who died in infancy. This death was soon followed by the death of the husband and father who died from the effects of wounds received in the Civil War.
On April 27, 1882, she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Parks, father of 6 children by a former marriage and another Civil War Veteran. To this union were born three children: Rev. C. W. Parks, Orleans, Ind.; Lona Hutchison of this city; and Charles M. Parks of Birdseye. Other surviving children who knew her as a devoted mother are Ott and James Gass of French Lick, sons of her first husband; Mrs. Eliza Goodman and Mrs. Mary A. Russell of French Lick; Mrs. S. E. Johnson of Evansville; John W. Parks of Princeton, Sam Parks of this city, and Mrs. John H. Frick of this city.
Suffering a broken hip five years ago, she became an invalid; but since she had the rare good fortune to grow old gracefully, she never failed to radiate sunshine and beauty. Her entire life was one of industry, kindness and sympathy.
Beside her children, she leaves three grandchildren: Gordon Parks of New Albany; Lucile Parks, Orleans; and Mrs. Dolores Knobelock of Marion; one great grandchild, Frances Jean Knobelock of Marion; about sixteen grandchildren who are the children of the other members of the family; and three sisters: Mrs. Ann Gilliatt, Bacon Ind; Mrs. Catherine Bleedsoe of Norton; and Mrs. Nicky(?) Spaulding of Knoxville, Tenn.
To her neighbors and all her friends she was always Grandma Parks. She quietly passed to rest on the afternoon of Jan. 7, 1939 at the age of 90 years, 6 months, and 21 days.
The husband and father of her three children entered into rest April 18, 1909.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN, 17 Feb 1916, Pg. 3, Col. 2
Mrs. Harry Brown, of Wesley Chapel, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, very suddenly. She had been very poorly for some time but was not thought to be in a serious condition, and her sudden death is a great surprise to relatives and neighbors.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 17 May 1917, Pg. 3, Col. 6
Former Owner of The Examiner Dies Casey, Illinois
News of the death of Emmett Harris, a former resident of this place and owner and Editor of the Orleans Examiner, was received here last week. His death occurred at the home of his son, Dr. Cyrus M. Harris at Casey, Ill, on Sunday, May 16, and was due to complication of diseases from which he had long been a sufferer and which had_ _
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 3 Oct 1918, Pg. 3, Col.
We are informed that Capt. S.B.A. Conder answered his last bugle call on the 22nd ultimo.
He was born south of Orleans on the farm now owned by Jonce Monyhan, about 90 years ago. He was the grandson of S.B.A. Carter, a very prominent citizen of this community in the early half of the last century.
His namesake followed him in this respect, as he became a veteran soldier of the Civil war and afterward was elected sheriff of Orange county.
Several years ago his son-in-law, Arthur McIntosh, moved with his family from Orleans to State Line, Miss. His removal left the captain without a permanent home and he visited with his other children for a while. He finally visited the McIntoshs, with whom he lived until his death.
He lived here all of his active life and no one was better known. He will long be remembered as a leading citizen of this town in his day. He has left several landmarks to perpetuate his memory. He was contemporaneous with Uncle Aaron Speer, Gen. W.T. Spicely, Frank Sears and many others who preceded him to that country beyond the river.
His remains were buried at State Line.
Ibid, Col. 9
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

Mrs. Mary Kimberlin, who has been sick for a long while, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Stipp, where she has been staying since her sickness, at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Funeral services were held from the home yesterday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Cook of the Christian church. Burial in Mitchell Cemetery.
Mrs. Kimberlin was probably as well known as any woman in Mitchell and her friends have missed her from social circles ever since her confinement to her room. For years she was identified with the business life of Mitchell, working in the stores, her last work being with F.R. Braman & Son. She was always pleasant and was loved by all who knew her. The past year she has been a great sufferer, with no hope of anything more than temporary relief. With patience she bore it all and for the first time in a long while her pain-racked body lies free from suffering.--Mitchell Commercial
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 25 Feb 1915, Pg. 3, Col. 3
Dr. Thomas Madden died at his home in Claysville, Ind., ten miles east of here Tuesday evening after a short illness. Dr. Madden a few years ago lived a few miles west of here. He was of Irish descent and learned the practice of medicine in Ireland. He was an eccentric character, but perfectly harmless. He leaves a wife, one son and one daughter and many friends to mourn his death. The funeral was held yesterday and the burial was at a local cemetery.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 24 Jun 1915, Pg. 2, Col. 6
Pearl Speer, daughter of James Speer, died at her home in Paoli Township June 21, and was buried at mt. Pleasant cemetery June 22. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Chas Sigmon of Orleans.
Ibid, Pg. 2, Col. 4
Pearl Malissa Speer was born May 14, 1900; died June 21, 1915; aged 15 years, one month and seven days. She was the youngest daughter of James and Margaret Speer. Pearl was bereft of a kind mother at the age of two years. She was of a delicate constitution, but was active and always cheerful. In her home she was obedient to her father and kind and respectful to him. In school Pearl was a loving and agreeable classmate and obedient to her teachers.
About the middle of February her health began to fail, and while every effort was made to restore her health, yet it was found that she was a sufferer from that dreadful disease, consumption. Her suffering was very intense from that time until death relieved her.
Pearl expressed a willingness to die and on Saturday she saw her mother with outstretched arms beckoning her to come.
She is survived by a father, a kind and loving step-mother, who administered to her wants with tender care, and also a sister and brother, and a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn her loss.
"Tis hard to break the tender chord
Where love has bound the heart"
Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words
"We must forever part":
Yet again we hope to meet her
When the day of life is fled.
And in Heaven with joy to greet her,
Where no farewell tears are shed
Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Pleasant Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Charles Signon officiating.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 1 Apr 1915, Pg. 3, Col. 5
Last Friday morning the words were reported from mouth to ear by our people, "John Bundy is dead."
The subject of this sketch was a native of this section of country and was well known in this community, he was in his 51st year when he passed away.
He was a bachelor and usually made his home with his employer. No complaint was ever heard of his work or conduct, but to John's credit, be it said, he was an exemplary character and held the esteem of all who knew him. About two years ago he became a victim of that dreadful scourge, the "white plague," and went to live with his sister, Mrs. George L. Sutherlin. He made a brave fight and his physician and relatives did all in their power to defeat the grim monster, but the inexorable decree had gone forth and he is numbered with a host who have fought a losing struggle against this fatal disease.
He was carefully and tenderly nursed by his loving sister, assisted by his K.of P. brothers, and all that loving hands could do was not withheld. His friends and neighbors evidenced their good will and respect for him by visiting him in his afflection and ministering to his comfort as best they could. Another good man's life has been severed from among us, but we have faith that his noble life will bear fruit. "A man's works fo follow him."
His funeral was preached last Sunday at 3 p.m. by Rev. Mr. Crider. His interment was conducted by his brother Knights of Pythias at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Those who furnished automobiles for use of the relatives and friends are commended.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 1 Apr 1915, Pg. 3, Col. 6
Death Follows Lingering Illness
S.C. Hill, after many months of illness and suffering, although borne with great patience and christian grace, passed away at 7:30 Monday morning, March 24. Funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Walter brown on Wednesday afternoon at the Friends church, of which he was a most faithful member. He was also a member of the Indiana R.L.A.C. and rendered faithful service to Route No. 1. The profusion of beautiful flowers, presented by his patrons, served as a mute testimony of the esteem in which he was held. Relatives who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. Frank Walker of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bruner of Bloomington; Miss Asenith Hill of that city, a sister; Mrs. Will Hill and daughter; Mrs. Lem Dickey of French Lick; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hill of Indianapolis, and Chester Hill of Thorntown, besides a number of other relatives and a host of friends, who mourn his departure. But their loss is his eternal gain as he awaits the call of a merciful God.
At rest from the cares of a busy life, away from the toil, His sorrow and strife silently, peacefully, under the sod, awaiting the call of a merciful God.
"Tis not death, the Master hath said,
That holds his form in its narrow bed
It is rest, peace and freedom from strife
It is joy, it is Heaven, it is Eternal Life"
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 1 Apr 1915, Pg. 3, Col. 7
Mrs. Jno. Noe, age 33 years, died at her home in Louisville Friday morning. She was the daughter of George Abel of West Baden, and a niece of James and Frank Abel, of this place. The remains were brought to Abydel, where the funeral ocurred Monday. Interment in the beautiful cemetery at that place.
Contributed by, Mary Alice Parks

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange Co., IN; 1 Apr 1915, Pg. 3, Col. 6
Mary R. Carter, daughter of Richard and Mary W. Hardesty, was born in Bloomington, Ind. Oct. 27, 1833. When three years old she suffered the irrepairable loss of her mother. After mother's departure she was taken by an aunt to Elizabethtown, Kentucky. At the age of fourteen the aunt was called away, and Mary was left alone. She moved back to Bloomington with her brother. Here she was educated and laid the foundation for a long, useful life. She began teaching school at the age of sixteen. In 1862 she came to Orangeville, Indiana. Here she taught school for eight years. She was married to Dr. T.P. Carter Oct 7, 1869. To this union were born two children, George H. and Mary. Little Mary, like the rose that blooms and then fades, only lived fourteen months, but home was sweeter and Heaven dearer for her short life lived.
Dr. T.P. Carter, reared in Orleans and widely known throughout southern Indiana, who practiced medicine in Orange county for more than forty years, departed this life Sept. 17, 1899.
When about fourteen years of age Sister Carter united with the Christian church in Elizabethtown, Ky. and during a long church life of nearly 70 years her christian character was not questioned. She was a lover of the Bible. It was her constant companion and guide. Like the Psalmist, she delighted in the law of the Lord. She delighted in reading the Psalms. The 23d Psalm was one of her favorites. In life she could truly say, "The Lord is my Shepherd, He leadeth me by the still waters," and when the evening shadows fell she could say, "I fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." I know of no woman in southern Indiana who has done more in molding and shaping the character of those she taught. She was an inspiration to young life, and many of her pupils have gone out to bless the world. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit for they rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." She is dead and yet she lives in her influence and character.
After a long and useful life of 81 years, five months and two days, the chariot of the Lord passed by and our mother was not, for God took her. She leaves an only son and many friends to mourn her departure.
Relatives and friends who attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary R. Carter yesterday were Rev. N.T. Danny of Huntingburg, who preached the funeral oration; Mrs. Anna B. Hill, Mr. Nat P. Hill, Mrs. Phillip Hill, from Bloomington; Dr. J.R. Ritter and Miss Fern, his daughter, from Seymour; Dr. John A. Ritter and family, W.V. Troth, Aaron Anderson, Mrs. M.V. Ritter, Charles Ritter and wife and daughter and Will Ritter, jr. of French Lick; Judge T.R. Buskirk, Misses Mabel and Myrtle, his daughters, of Paoli; Alonzo Higgins of Abydel; Pricy Terry and wife and daughter Helen, Mrs. McKay, Mrs. John Taylor of Huron, and Mrs. G.W. Taylor of Indianapolis. Mr. L.P. Brown and wife, John A. Ritter and other relatives and friends from Orangeville were in attendance. The large attendance at the funeral attested the high esteem of the community in which the deceased was held in her lifetime. The procession to the cemetery was peculiar in the fact that it consisted of eighteen automobiles, in which the relatives and friends followed the remains to the place of interment.
The flowers were profuse and very beautiful. Mother Carter was a good woman and her impress will be felt in this community always. She is not dead, but sleepeth.
Contributed by, B.Reynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 20 Feb 1913, Pg. 2, Col. 3, West Baden, R.R. 3
The tragic death of Dr. H.O. Ritter, was a shock and has cast a gloom over this community. Some time ago while breaking a young horse he was severely hurt on his head, then a few days ago he fell from a barn loft and was seriously injured again and in an aberation of mind, pulled the trigger that done its fatal work. To the sorrowing relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy and for consolation look to Him who has promised that His grace is sufficient for every need.
Dr. Henry O. Ritter, son of John A., and Margaret Carter Ritter, was born near Orangeville, Indiana, April 5, 1866. When quite young the family moved into Orangeville where he has since resided. For several years he taught school. In the fall of 1893 he went to the Louisville Medical College and at the expiration of four years he graduated with honors. He came home and commenced the practice of medicine where he was born and raised. He was soon recognized as one of the leading physicians of the County and soon won a lucrative practice. His skill was recognized by the medical profession and he was often called in council. During a recent meeting held in the church his father helped build, and where the family worshipped for nearly a half a century. He gave his heart to God. He immediately erected a family alter and commenced a religious life in a business way. For sometime past he had complained of heart trouble. On Wednesday evening, the 12th of February, he fell from the barn loft to the floor below, striking his head against the frame of a gasoline engine. The shock was so severe that he was unconscious for awhile. After the accident he suffered all night with heart trouble. After family prayer on Friday he said to his wife, "When I am gone I want you to continue family prayer and raise these children right."
At 5:30 Saturday morning he departed this life and joined the innumerable company of loved ones departed. His death is an irreparable loss, not only to the family, but the community in which he lived. The community has lost a useful man, the family a devoted husband and brother, his lodge, a brother whose heart beat in sympathy with sorrowing and distressed humanity. Short funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Luck, pastor of Orangeville charge.
The funeral was held in Orleans M.E. church Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. N.F. Denny, former pastor of Orangeville charge, now at Orleans, preached the funeral. After appropriate services conducted by Orange and Orleans lodges of I.O.O.F., the body was laid to rest by his father and mother. He leaves a wife, three sons, two daughters, four brothers, two sisters, and many friends who mourn his sudden departure. The brothers and sisters that survive are Dr. John Ritter, of West Baden, Dr. T.B. Ritter of Orleans, W.V. Ritter, of French Lick, Dr. James K. Ritter of Seymour, Ind., Mrs. Harriott Brown, wife of L.P. Brown of Orangeville and Mrs. Maggie Taylor, wife of Dr. Taylor, of Orleans. At the noon hour the sun went down age 46 years 10 months and 10 days.
May Heaven its choicest blessings send to cheer the way of those who so kindly tendered their assistance and sympathy to us in our hour of bereavement when the icy hand of death took from us our companion, father and brother. Such kindnesses appeal to our hearts and lighten an almost imbearable burden of sorrow.
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 24 Apr 1913, Pg. 4, Col. 5.
Amy Eveline Fancher, died Friday, April 11, 1913, aged 28 years, 1 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Alson Harvey, Nov. 13, 1912. She joined the Baptist church at Hardinsburg, June 4, 1904. Amy lived a faithful member and also belonged to Rebeccah Lodge at Harlinsburg.
Amy was loved by all who knew her but the Death Angel entered the bright home she had always loved and removed dear Amy to a greater, and brighter home above that had been prepared for her. If a message could be sent our departed friend it would be "we miss the deat" but one by one we pass away and no message comes back to the living not even a word of comfort; we cannot do this. Nor can we call her back but to the parents and loved ones of Amy we offer our sincerest sympathy in this, the one greatest sorrow they have ever experienced. May the gentle breeze which sweeps over the grave of Amy be music to her ears. May the perfume of the many flowers which will bloom upon the humble grave be sweet to her and may peace and happiness be her share throughout eternity. Farewell dear Amy, you have only gone on before.
She leaves a husband, father, mother, two sisters and two brothers and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
Forget her, no we never will
We loved her here, we love her still,
Twas a bitter shock, a pain severe,
To part with one we held so dear.
Tis hard to break the tender cord
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 24 Apr 1913, Pg. 2, Col. 7 or 8
On Monday evening, April 21, the grim reaper so much dreaded by all entered the happy home of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Quackenbush and laid his cold icy fingers on one of the darling babies, Little Ruby, and the spirit returned to the one who gave it. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to these heart stricken parents and loved ones.
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 2 Apr 1908, Pg. 2, Col. 3
John T. Lindley, an influential and highly respected farmer of Paoli township, just over the south line of Orleans township, died last night of fever, aged about sixty years. He leave a wife and two married daughters. We have not heard the arrangements for the funeral.
Ibid, 9 Apr 1908, Pg. 2, Col. 4
The subject of this tribute, John Thompson Lindley, was born April 19, 1841, died April 2, 1908, aged 66 years, 11 months and 13 days. When 22 years of age he enlisted his services in the war of the Rebellion in which he served for three years. During this time he served as a teamster, and while in the service of his country he contracted the disease which caused his death. During the war he became ill but instead of going to the hospital he preferred to remain in his wagon with his company until he was able for duty again. He was loved by the boys in blue who knew him. He was true to the flag, brotherly to his comrades and was clean and moral in every respect.
On October 31, 1867, he was married to Hester A. Elrod. To this union were born seven children, four daughters and three sons. The companion of his youth and three children have died. His wife, Hester Ann Lindley died March 14, 1891; Nora Bell died March 22, 1897, while Clora E. died March 12, 1901.
During the winter of 1877 he joined with the United Brethren Church at Old Union since which time he has been a loyal member, ready and willing at all times to help the church. There is at present money in the bank, which he deposited, to be used in the erection of a new church building there.
On May 23, 1895, he was again married to Rebecca V. Throop. To this union was born one daughter, Faythe Thompson, who still survives him. The deceased was a true and faithful husband and father. As a citizen and neighbor he was ever kind and obliging and will be greatly missed. Every night during his illness he would pray for himself, his children, his neighbors, and those who waited on him. And when he was unable to sleep or rest he would insist that those with him should take their rest.
It is said by those who served by his side in the war, and by his neighbors, that it may be truly said of him that he had no enemies. One of the christian graces most noticable in him was that of patience. He never complained. If he had troubles he said little or nothing about them to his loved ones or neighbors. During his last illness he never murmured or complained. He was patient and kind throughout all his suffering. For the past two or three years he had been expecting the grim messenger and during these years he had seldom gone alone. He has always given his family and business close and careful attention. In April 1884 he was elected Trustee of Paoli township and at the
expiration of the first term he was re-elected serving two full terms. He leaves a widow, five children, one brother and three sisters to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held at Old Union Church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W.H. Lutes, pastor, assisted by Rev. J.W. McFall, pastor of the M.E. Church of this city. To the bereaved family we extend our sympathy.--Paoli Republican
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 9 Apr 1908, Pg. 2, Col. 6
Lula Catherine Phillips was born December 12, 1865, and departed this life, March 29, 1908, age 43 years, 3 months and 17 days. She united in the Christian church at Union, October 1893, under the preaching of Elds. E.O. Richardson and J.S. Denny and since lived a consistent member.
She was sick about sixty days but exhibited remarkable patience through all those weary days and nights. She told her children Sunday morning before she died that she was going to die, but for them to be good children and they would meet her in a better land.
She leaves a husband, three daughters and one son, five sisters and four brothers and many friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were conducted by T.J. Scully, of Orleans, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Union to await the Resurrection of the just, happy dwellers in that better country.
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 13 Feb 1908, Pg. 2, Col. 5
Mrs. Ida Lindley died Friday with pneumonia and heart trouble. The funeral occured at Lick Creek Sunday
Ibid, Pg. 3, Col. 7
Ida Jane Lindley, wife of Hiriam B. Lindley, aged 45 years, died last Friday at the family home in Paoli township, of pneumonia fever.
Ibid, 9 Apr 1908, Pg. 1, Col. 7
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

Ida J. Dillinger, daughter of R.S. and Jane Dillinger, was born Feb. 26, 1862 and departed this life Feb. 7, 1908, aged 45 years, 11 months and 11 days.
She was united in marriage to Hiram B. Lindley Feb. 7, 1886. To this union five children were born, one of whom, Hattie Lena, preceded her to the better Land, Sept. 10, 1895.
When about sixteen years old she was converted and joined the U.B. church, and from that time till her death, almost thirty years, she lived a faithful consecrated, christian life, universally esteemed by all who knew her.
She was a good wife, a loving mother, a kind friend--"though dead she still lives in the hearts of her friends." May we so live, that we may meet her in that bright beyond.
Funeral services were held at Lick Creek Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 1908, conducted by Rev. Shirrell assisted by Revs. Morris and Brattan.
Text, Rev. XIV, 13 "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress-Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 13 Feb 1908, Pg. 3, Col. 6
Mrs. Lillie Sears, wife of Thomas Sears, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Southern Hospital for the Insane at Evansville. She had been an inmate of that institution for nearly five years, but nothing could be accomplished in the attempt to cure her of the ailment. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McClane, and was thirty-three years of age. She leaves a husband and four children, father, mother, sister and brother who mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L.C. Jeffrey at the M.E. church this morning at 11 o'clock, and the remains laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Contributed by, B. McReynolds

The Progress Examiner, Orleans, Orange County, IN; 13 Feb 1908, Pg. 3, Col. 8
Will Williams, a former resident of this place, died this morning at four o'clock at his home in Mitchell. He removed from here to Mitchell a short time ago, where he found employment at his trade, that of stonecutter and walkbuilder. Shortly after removing there he lost his eyesight. A few days ago he contracted pneumonia and lasted but a little while. He leaves a wife and two daughters and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Contributed by, B. McReynolds