Orange County Obituaries


ABEL, Ida M.; "Ida M. ABEL, 87, native of French Lick, died Wednesday, July 18, 1979, in Indianapolis where she had lived the past few years. Her home was at 5300 W. 96th Street. The former Ida BEATTY, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oliver BEATTY, born April 22, 1892. Her husband, Tom ABEL, preceeded her in death. Private services were held Friday at the Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel. She is survived by five children, Gene ABEL, Louis T. ABEL, Helen L. SMITH, Mildred LAUGHNER, and Lorraine BURROWS, all of Indianapolis; a brother, Roy BEATTY of Marion; a sister, Lula BYRUM of Franklin, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Raymond BEATTY, of French Lick." from Marvin Beatty

ALLEN, Ralph; Paoli Republican, Tuesday, June 9, 1959; "Ralph ALLEN, 70, retired groceryman, died Fri. evening at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Minnie HEARD. Speechless since suffering a stroke a few years ago, Mr. ALLEN and his wife had returned to Paoli to reside with relatives. He was a native of Bedford and had operated groceries in Bicknell and several communities in Oregon. After ill health forced his retirement the family resided in Arizona before coming to Paoli. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louise ALLEN, a daughter, Mrs. Fred YARBROUGH, who came by plane from Oregon Monday morning. The body was taken to Ellis funeral home where the rosary was recited Sun. night. Rites from Christ the King Catholic church Mon. morning were in charge of Father Charles SULLIVAN assisted by priests and musicians from West Baden college. Burial was at Bicknell. Accompanying the family to Bicknell were Mrs. HEARD, Mr. and Mrs. Todd CLAXTON and Mr. and Mrs. Vesta PARSONS of French Lick. The service was the first funeral to be conducted in Christ the King church." from Phyllis Hill

BARTL, Sebastian; "Sebastan J. BARTL was born August 4 1862 at Alfordsville, Ind and departed this life 8 Mar 1925. He had 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Only one sister, Mrs. Mollie ALLEN surviving. He was married to Emma McCORD 17 Aug 1883. To this union were born 9 children. Cecil, Theo, Earla and Myrtle having passed beyond. Mrs. BARTL, passed away 19 Dec 1923. Survivors are: Mrs. Amy HARRISON, Claire, Otis, Ezra and Harold.

BEATTY, Amos; "Amos BEATTY, of Bremerton, Washington, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6th. He was a twin brother of the late Amon BEATTY of Cane Creek, and was 86 years of age. He leaves two brothers, Charles BEATTY of Paoli and William BEATTY of Portersville, and several nieces and nephews. Harold BEATTY of West Baden and Lawrence BEATTY of French Lick are two of the nephews, and Mrs. Velma PARSONS and Mrs. Marie HARRISON of French Lick are two of the nieces." From the Springs Valley Herald, 21 October, 1971. from Marvin Beatty

BEATY, Mrs. Elizabeth, "74, died Monday afternoon, May 25th, 1943. She was born in Newton Stewart, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DILLARD. Mrs. BEATY had been in failing health for some time but had been able to visit her daughter in Oakland City from which visist she had recently returned. She became ill Monday afternoon while visiting some sick friends in the east part of the city.She was rushed to the doctor's office for emergency treatment and was then taken to her home. Her condition rapidly grew worse and she passed away about five o'clock of the same afternoon. Funeral services wiil be held at the United Brethern church Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with burial at Cuzco. Rev. Floyd ELLIOTT will be in charge of the services and Ritter and Son will have charge of the funeral arrangments. She leaves six children, Mrs. Pearl THACKER of Newcastle, Ind.., Mrs. Ida STRINGER, Indianapolis, Raymond BEATY, French Lick, Arnold BEATY, when last heard of was in Texas, Mrs. Lula BYRUM, Oakland City, Ind., and Roy BEATY of West Baden." from Marvin Beatty

BEATY, George D.; "George D. BEATY, aged 60 years, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday of Sarcoma after a prolonged illness of many months. He leaves a wife, Cynthia, two daughters, Hazel of Michigan, and Golda TINKLE of this city, and one son, James, also of this city. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, followed by interment at Ames Chapel." Springs Valley Herald October 7th, 1926; from Marvin Beatty

BECK, Mabel Lane; "Former Resident Mabel LANE BECK Dies in California; Mrs. Mabel LANE BECK, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. LANE of this community, died March 25 in Pasadena, California, where she had resided for the past 27 years. Burial was held on March 29 in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. She is survived by a daughter, Catherine McRAE of San Francisco, a sister, Aleen HEALY of Lafayette, cousins and nieces. (Born 19 Dec 1901--Died 25 Mar 1976)". from Phyllis Hill

BERGMAN, Nora Leone; "BERGMAN--Passed away in Vancouver, B.C. October 29 (1952), Nora Leone BERGMAN, in her 74th year. Late residence 2016 Grant St., survived by several relatives in the U.S.A. Funeral service Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. from the Grand View Funeral Chapel, Commercial Drive and Kitchener St.; Rev. R.F. Filer officiating. Cremation. (She was the daughter of James Snowden and Nancy Ellen HARRISON BREEDEN, born 23 Dec 1878 in French Lick Twp, Orange, IN.) from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Charles Louis; "Charles Louis BREEDEN was born in Orange County, Indiana on October 3, 1909, the third child of Elza E. BREEDEN and Isadore BRINER. He lived in the Briner Springs area and moved to French Lick before the age of 10. Louis loved to recall laying in his bed in the old farm house and listening to the sounds of the creek that flowed in front of the house. He could also tell some funny stories of how he and his brother Lowell made life miserable for the chickens in the yard. After moving to French Lick, the family raised a large garden on their property. Louis had a wagon and would pull the wagon full of onions to the various stores throughout the Valley. Louis graduated from French Lick High School in 1929. While in school, he worked at the tomato factory and caddied at the French Lick Springs Hotel for $1.25 per round of golf. After high school, Louis enrolled at DePauw University in Greencastle, where he graduated in 1932. On June 4, 1943 he received his Master of Arts in Education from Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute. He became a member of Phi Delta Kappa in 1955, Louis taught school in French Lick, Mitchell, Fort Wayne and Quincy. He ended his career as a teacher in 1972 when he retired as the principal of the Osgood Grade School after 22 years. Louis married Pauline H. LASHBROOK on March 27, 1937, in Noblesville, Ind. To this marriage was born two children, Wiliam Lowell BREEDEN on February 22, 1941, and David Louis BREEDEN on July 14, 1948. Louis and Pauline celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this March with a card shower. Louis enjoyed receiving and reading the many cards sent from family and friends as his health would not permit him to leave his home. Louis had a nickname that came from an old television western he enjoyed watching. It seems that Bret and Bart Maverick always referred to their father as "Pappy" on this show. Thus, the nickname was born. To family and friends, Louis was "Pappy" and that is how his memory will remain. Pappy loved to have a big garden. He loved sweet potatoes and always had two rows in the garden. One year he planted pumpkins and had so many Pauline couldn't keep up with the supply. Some of those pumpkins ended up decorating yards in Indianapolis for Halloween. Pappy also loved his gladiola flowers. Like the sweet potatoes, there was at least one long row growing in the garden. Every year new bulbs would be added to his collection and the garden would be an array of many colors. Pappy supervised the bulb planting this past spring from his chair near the window that overlooks the garden. Pappy faced his illness with the same determination that he had faced life - not giving up. He fought hard to make the most of his remaining time with his family. During the months of the illness, Pappy became good friends with Reverend Albert HOWARD. They spent many hours discussing the illness that both men were fighting. Pappy lost the battle with his illness on June 16, 1997, at 3:35 p.m. with his beloved wife Pauline and his friend Reverend HOWARD at his side. Charles Louis "Pappy" BREEDEN was preceeded in death by his parents, his brothers Morton Price BREEDEN and John Lowell BREEDEN, one son David Louis BREEDEN, and one grandson, David William BREEDEN." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Elza; "Elza E. BREEDEN, son of James S. and Nancy Harrison BREEDEN, was born in French Lick Township, April 26, 1872. He passed away after a brief illness at Salem Hospital on October 20, 1959 at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 24 days. On September 12, 1899, he was united in marriage with Isadora BRINER. She preceded him in death, in March 1950. Mr. BREEDEN spent 29 years as a country school teacher in Orange County. He was a member of the First Christian Church in French Lick, Masonic Lodge F&AM No 586 in French Lick and Hacker Chapter No. 34, Royal Arch Masons, at Beford. Mr. BREEDEN is survived by three sons, Morton Price of French Lick, John Lowell of Paoli, and Louis of the Moores Ridge community, three sisters, Oma LASHBROOK of Memphis, Tenn., Rosalie REUTER of Sedalia, Mo., and Ethel CLARKSON of Florence, Ariz., and three grandsons, Richard, John and Bill." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Emerson Sr.; Maryland 1957; "Mr. Emerson BREEDEN, Sr., 64, husband of Mrs. Madeline ENDERS BREEDEN, died Monday, October 3d at Veteran's Hospital, Perry Point. The deceased was a veteran of World War I, having served for eight years in the U.S. Navy. In 1948 he retired from the Aberdeen Proving Ground, and for the past eleven years had been engaged in farming. He was a member of the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post, Havre de Grace. In addition to his wife he is survived by five children, Emerson BREEDEN, Jr., San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Nancy Louise KALMBACHER, Aberdeen, Mrs. Rosalie Helen GARDNER, Mrs. Oma A. HARTZELL, and William E. BREEDEN, Havre de Grace. Five grandchildren also survive, as do two brothers, Messrs. Elva E. BREEDEN, French Lick, Ind., and William E. BREEDEN, Ada, Oklahoma, and three sisters, Mrs. Oma LASHBROOK, Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. Rosalie REUTER, Sedalia, Missouri, and Mrs. Ethel CLARKSON, Florence, Arizona. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 18 at 2 p.m. from the Pennington Funeral Home, Havre de Grace with the Rev. W. Edward Austin, D.D. officiating. Burial will be in Rock Run Cemetery, the following persons serving as pallbearers: Messers. George BRADFIELD, J. Robert KNIGHT, Roscoe WEST, J. Earl and Audrey WORTHINGTON and Lawrence KALMBACHER." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, James S.; "CIVIL WAR VETERAN; James S. BREEDEN, 76, Civil War veteran and retired farmer, died Saturday, May 23, having received a third paralytic stroke. He had been removed from his home in Frentresstown to the home of his son Elza in the eastern part of this city when the final summons came. Mr. BREEDEN was born in Orange County and at the age of sixteen, when his country was calling for volunteers, enlisted in Co. A, 156 Ind. Infantry. At the close of the great strife he returned to his home in this county having received an honorable discharge from the army. In 1869 he was united in marriage with Nancie E. HARRISON and he and his helpmate lived on a farm near Mt. Lebanon until her death about 16 years ago. This union was blessed with twelve children, three of whom and their mother preceded him to the gret beyond. The children left to mourn his loss are as follows: Mrs. P.C. LANE, of West Baden; Mrs. Albert LASHBROOKS and Elza BREEDEN of French Lick; Frank, of Missouri; William, of Oklahoma; Emerson, of Maryland; Mrs. Chas. CLARKSON, of Arizona; Mrs. Robt. REUTER, of Missouri' and Mrs. Al. BERGMAN, of California. Burial was in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery, Monday, at 2:00 P.M., the Rev. Loyd V. LOVELL assisted by the Rev. Lee TINSLEY performing the last sad rites. Mr. BREEDEN was held in high esteem by everyone who knew him and was known far and wide as an honest man." Possibly from the Springs Valley Herald, the year was 1925. from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, John; "Former Police Chief John BREEDEN Dies Monday After Heart Attack--John Louis BREEDEN, 51, former French Lick Police Chief and officer, died Monday, November 7 (1994) at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Mr. BREEDEN was the owner and operator of John's Oil Company in French Lick. He was born in Daviess County August 16, 1943 to Morton P. and Jewell COX BREEDEN. He was a 1961 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at Plainfield. He was a member of the Cane Creek Christian Church and of Post 76 French Lick American Legion, a Marine Corps veteran and past master and member of the French Lick No. 586 F&AM. > Brother Charles CREWS and Brother Robert PERKINS will officiate at the funeral at the Cane Creek Christian Church tomorrow, Thursday, November 10. Visitation at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.. The body will be moved to the Cane Creek Christian Church and visitation there will be from noon - 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father, Morton P. BREEDEN. Surviving is a son, Jeremy BREEDEN of Loogootee, his mother, Jewell BREEDEN of French Lick, a brother, Richard BREEDEN of French Lick and a close friend Debby GILLIATT of West Baden Springs." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, Morton Price; "Graveside Rites for Price BREEDEN; Morton Price BREEDEN, age 78, of 810 E. Michigan St., French Lick, died at 8:05 a.m. on Monday, May 14 (1979) at the Orange County Hospital in Paoli. He had been hospitalized since Sunday evening. Mr. Breeden had retired as a teacher in Orange County schools. Born April 27, 1901 in Orange County, he was the son of Elza E. and Isadora BRINER BREEDEN. On March 11, 1939, he married the former Jewell COX and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Richard and John BREEDEN, both of French Lick, two brothers, Louis, R.R.2 French Lick and Lowell of Paoli and four grandsons. He was a member and elder of the Cane Creek Christian Church, south of French Lick, where services will take place at 2 p.m. today (Thursday). Br. Charles CREWS and Br. Robert PERKINS will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Breeden was active in many Masonic Organizations including French Lick Lodge #586, F&AM French Lick Chapter #249. Order of Eastern Star, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis, life member of DeMolay Foundation, Inc.; Hacker Chapter #34, RAM of Bedford, Grand Council of High Priesthood, Bedord Council #62 R&SM; Terre Haute Council #8 R&SM, Bedford Commandery #42 Knights Templar, Past Master French Lick Lodge #586, F&AM and Orange County Past Masters Assn. Memorial services were held on Wednesday evening by Chapter #249, Order of Eastern Star and Lodge #586 F&AM. Graveside services were also conducted by Lodge #586. Funeral services were under the direction of Taber Funeral Home of French Lick." from Phyllis Hill

BREEDEN, William Elmer; Oklahoma; "William Elmer BREEDEN, 75, retired employee of Ideal Cement Company and resident of Oklahoma since statehood, died Wednesday in a local hospital. (22 Apr 1959). Mr. BREEDEN was born July 15, 1883 in French Lick Springs, Indiana, and came to Oklahoma October 17, 1907. He worked for the Oklahoma Portland and Ideal Cement Company for 40 and one-half years. He leaves the wife, Mrs. Lavina BREEDEN, 931 West Eighteenth, five sons: Grant, Logan and Calvin BREEDEN, all of Ada, George BREEDEN, Roff, Rt. 1 and W. E. BREEDEN, Jr., Sebastopol, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret COMPTON, Ada and Mrs. Thelma GURLEY, Fairfax, Virginia, a brother, Elza BREEDEN, French Lick Springs, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel CLARKSON, Florence, Arizona, Mrs. Rosalie REUTER, Sedalia, Mo., and Mrs. Oma LASHBROOK, Indianapolis, Ind.; and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Chruch. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Bearers will be E. L. COMPTON, John BREEDEN, Grant BREEDEN, George BREEDEN, Logan BREEDEN and Calvin BREEDEN, and honarary bearers will include John P. McKINLEY, Claud RODARMEL, Lee HIGGINBOTHAM, Albert RUSSELL, O. A. BAYLESS, R. H. BENNETT, Roy BACKUS, George KURAS and L. A. ELLISON." from Phyllis Hill

CLARKSON, Ethel; "Ethel CLARKSON (Copper Basin News, Kearny, Arizona); Ethel CLARKSON, 91, died May 21, 1982 in Tucson Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., May 24 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial was in Mountain View Gardens, Mesa. Born March 16, 1891 in French Lick, Orange County, Ind., she came to Hayden with her girl friend in October 1912 and found employment in the Hayden Boarding House. Two years later she married Charles Robert CLARKSON. Mr.and Mrs. CLARKSON lived 35 years in Hayden, their first home in a tent-house and progressing to the company frame houses and then lived in a brick house. They enjoyed a rich full life span from the horse and buggy days until the space shuttle age. Mrs. CLARKSON was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Hope Rebekah Lodge (She was also a DAR). Mrs. CLARKSON is survived by her husband, Charles, and two daughters, Josephine Di PASTENA of Kearny and Phyllis HILL of Mesa, seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren." from Phyllis Hill

COMBS, Thelma Pauline; Thelma Pauline COMBS, the daughter of Homer and Laura COMBS was born 5 Nov 1914 and departed this life June 16, 1937 at age 22 years. Pauline was united in marriage at Jasper, Ind on 23 Nov 1931 to Floyd KERNS; 2 children, Sue age 2 and Bobby Ray age 6 weeks. Survivors besides the parents and children are her husband, two brothers, Luther and Willard of French Lick, two sisters, Mrs. Blanche BEATTY and Mrs. Edna ARCHER, both of French Lick. One sister, Mrs. Hazel BEATTY, preceded her in death on Mar 19, 1929. She also leaves a grandfather, Frank COMBS.

CORELL, Grace Beaty, daughter of Alvis and Marie Rogers BEATY, died Dec. 3, 1980, at her home in Azusa, Cal. She was 65 She was a graduate of French Lick High School and lived with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Gallie CLAY while attending school. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth CORELL; a son, Tom; her father, and a brother, Coen BEATY. from Marvin Beatty

CURRY, Anna Jane Breeden; "Anna Jane Breeden CURRY--Mitchell, Indiana: Anna Jane BREEDEN, daughter of James and Nancy BREEDEN, was born Jan 19th 1871. (in French Lick Twp, Orange Co.) Departed this life May 1st 1910. She was married to Horace G. CURRY Jan. 13th 1892. To this union was born one daughter, Bertha Olive, who with her father survive to mourn the loss of wife and mother. She united with the Church of Christ at Mitchell Jul 16th 1900 and remained a faithful member until death. She was always ready as long as health would permit to respond to the call for help in homes where sickness and death entered. But God in his wisdom saw best to remove her from our midst and he gently called her to the Great Beyond. But her influence will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her but especially so in the hearts of her husband and daughter, who at the tender age of fifteen years so much needs a mothers care. But while their hearts are sad at this parting their hopes reach beyond the tomb that in the resurrection morning when Christ comes to gather his jewels that they can again be united. She also leaves a father, five sisters and four brothers and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope." from Phyllis Hill

HAWKINS, Irene Frances; "Irene Frances HAWKINS, age 86, Route 3, Lawrenceville, Illinois, died about 9:50 a.m. Thursday April 13, 1989 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Born October 31, 1902 in Orange County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Frank and Alice BLANKENSHIP ALLEN. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church for many years. Preceding her in death were her husband, Clifford HAWKINS, a brother and two sisters. Survivors include three sons, Clifford HAWKINS, Jr. Route 3, Lawrenceville, Billy HAWKINS, Lawrenceville, Tommy HAWKINS, Flat Rock, Illinois, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth GREEN, Route 3, Lawrenceville, a brother, Paul M. ALLEN, West Baden, two sisters, Zora M. JONES, Lawrenceville, and Ethel J. CLARK, French Lick. Also seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Irene had a great love for all her family and will be sadly missed by all." from Phyllis Hill

HEARD, Minnie; The Republican, Paoli, Indiana Tuesday, Jun. 28, 1989; "Mrs. Minnie HEARD, Retired Grocer, Expires Friday Mrs. Minnie HEARD, 87, died Friday morning at Silvercrest Hospital in New Albany where she had been a patient for several months. Funeral services were held Monday from Ellis funeral home, conducted by F. Paul PERRY. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. HEARD had retired after operating a neighborhood grocery for many years. She was well known to Paoli students who visited her small store near the school. She was a member of Paoli Presbyterian church. She was a native of Orange County, born Feb. 5, 1881, a daughter of Jesse and Sarah ALLEN GERKIN. She was married to Addison HEARD who preceded her in death many years ago. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline TROTTER CLAXTON. Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. John TURNER and Mrs. David BERKEY of Columbus and four great grandchildren." from Phyllis Hill

HENSON, Henry; "Henry HENSON was born March 28, 1845 in Orange County, Indiana, and departed this life August 30, 1926, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 2 days. He was the son of Jessie and Jemimah (COBB) HENSON. At the age of about 16 he heard the call of his county and enlisted on the 12th day of August 1861. He was sent to New Albany, and was enrolled in the 38th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers. In December 1861 he was severely wounded in the battle at Stone River, remaining in the hospital for some time. He came home on furlow after which he returned to his regiment and served faithfully until the end of the war. He was in may hard battles in which 679 was killed and wounded. He was brave and conciencious in what he believed to be right having suffered the hard trial which he underwent for about four long years. He was mustered out July 15, 1865, returning to see the loved ones he had left at home. In 1867 he was married to Martha JOHNSON. To this union was born 18 children, 9 of whom are living to mourn the loss of their dear father. The children are: Lee HENSON, Mrs. Alfred ELLEDGE, Dow HENSON, James L. HENSON, Mrs. Wort SNIPES, Harry D. HENSON, Mrs. C.D. IKERD, Hilbert HENSON, and Mrs. Fred NEWTON. Those departed are Samuel, Miles O., Lilly S. and Albert. Uncle Henry, as he was known always manifesting a quiet social disposition and will sadly be missed by the coummunity, and especially by his children. Funeral services were conducted at Ames Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Eld. J.P. Davis, followed by interement in the adjoining cemetery. 'Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea. But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have passed the bar.'" from Rebecca Frier

HIGGENS, Alonzo; Death claimed Mr. Alonzo HIGGENS Monday, March 16, 1925 at his home in Prospect. Born 19 May 1847 and was the father of Harry HIGGENS, a former resident of this city, Mrs. Maude WILSON of West Baden. Burial: Ames Cemetery.

LANE, Harry; "AUTO CRASH FATAL TO HARRY LANE, 38: Car Plunges Over Embankment Near New Albany Thursday--Father is Injured; Harry G. LANE, 33 (38), of near Paoli, was instantly killed last Thursday evening when the car which he was driving plunged over a steep embankment on road 150 about six miles west of New Albany. His father, Perry LANE of West Baden who was riding in a rear seat was painfully but not seriously injured. The wrecked car was so far off the highway that it could not be readily seen by passing motorists. Assistance was summoned by Mr. Perry LANE when he sounded the car horn for a considerable time. The body of Harry was extricated from the wreck and taken to a New Albany undertaking establishment. The father was taken to a New Albany hospital where he was treated for cuts, bruises and a broken ankle. Harry was a well-known and popular figure not only in French Lick and West Baden, where he was born but in Paoli where he was living at the time of his death, and in Louisville, Ky, where he lived for several years.He was a member of the American Legion, having seen overseas duty in the world war. His exuberant personality won him friends wherever he went. Funeral services were conducted at the home, three miles west of Paoli, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. F. R. GREER, of the First Methodist Church of French Lick, with interment in the Ames Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Gwendolyn by a former marriage, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry LANE of West Baden, two sisters, Mrs. Ralph HEALY of Michigan City, Ind. and Mrs. Mabel BECK of Milwaukee, Wis., and many other relatives and friends. (Born 4 Dec 1895--Died 22 Nov 1934)". from Phyllis Hill

The Paoli Republican, Thursday, November 29, 1934: Harry G. LANE, aged 38, living three miles west of Paoli, was killed in an automobile accident on state road 150 last Thursday night. The accident occurred on Monastry hill, six miles north of New Albany. An hour before the accident the car containing Mr. LANE and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry LANE of West Baden, had figured in another mishap. Returning to West Baden from New Albany, the Lanes narrowly escaped injury when another car sideswiped their machine near Palmyra. The other machine did not stay and leaving Mrs. LANE at a Palmyra hotel the father and son trailed the car to New Albany where it was lost in traffic...It was on the return trip to Palmyra that the car plunged down a 30-foot embankment, struck a tree and overturned, pinning the father under the car. Harry LANE suffered a fractured skull and was dead when taken from the machine. Perry LANE, who had sounded the car's horn thirty minutes before help came, was taken to St. Edward's hospital..." from Phyllis Hill

LANE, Mary; "Mrs. Mary LANE, 75, wife of Perry LANE passed away Wednesday morning at 11:15, at her home in West Baden following a long illness of a heart ailment. Rev. Calloway will deliver the funeral service Saturday morning at the Schmutzler Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Ames cemetery. She leaves the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph HEALY of La Fayette, Ind., Mrs. Mable BECK of Pasadena, California, four granddaughters Mary Catherine BECK, Mrs. Waren KILNOWITZ, Miss Betty HEALY and Mrs. Chas. SPERLIKk. (Born 8 Oct 1869--Died 2 Mar 1945)". from Phyllis Hill

LASHBROOK, Oma; "Death Follows Brief Illness; Mrs. Oma LASHBROOK, former French Lick resident, died Dec. 18 (1965), at the Ayr Mill Nursing Home in Vienna, Va., following a brief illness. She was 89. A native of Orange County, she was born Dec. 4, 1876. She and her husband, Albert, made their home in French Lick for more than 60 years. In 1939, they went to Indianapolis to live with their daughter, Frances. Mr. LASHBROOK died in February of 1950. Mrs. LASHBROOK lived in Indianapolis for 16 years before going to Memphis, Tenn. where she made her home four years. She had lived in the Washington, D.C. area for the past five years. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Frances I. PRESTON of Falls Church, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel CLARKSON of Florence, Arizona and Rosalie REUTER of Sedalia, Mo.; a grandson, Lt. James A. WADELL of USAF in Italy and a number of nieces and nephews, several of whom reside in this area. The body of Mrs. LASHBROOK was returned to Indiana for burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis." from Phyllis Hill

MICKLER, Julia A.; daughter of Porter B. and Ruth Ann WHITE was born 21 Nov 1854 in Orange County, Ind. near Paoli. At the age of 27 she married John P. EDWARDS. To this union was born 3 daughters and 2 sons, Fred, Henry Carter, Josephine, Ruth Iva and Victor. Fred, Henry Carter and Victor preceded her in death. Julia died 13 Jun 1937, at age 82 years, 7 months and 13 days. At the age of 44 she was united in marriage to James Walker MICKLER. James died 26 Dec 1933. Burial at Stamper's Creek.

MORRISON, Robert; "Robert MORRISON was born near Shoals, Indiana March 14, 1841 and departed this life Sunday night, May 1, 1930 at the age of 87 years and two months. He was united in marriage three times. His first marriage was to Elizabeth DAVIS, January 31, 1860. To this union four children were born. Two preceded him in death. The living are Charles of Oaktown, Indiana and Ella ACRE of Canton, Ohio. His second marriage was to Mary J. SIMMONS, August 29, 1872. To this union three children were born of which only Mrs. Laura FOWLER of Claysville, Penn. survives him. And his third marriage was to Sarah A. WILSON, May 26, 1877. To this union six children were born of which four survive; him: Harvey of Brooklyn, Indiana, Shirley of West Baden, Ross of; Windsor, Ill. and Mrs. Bina SCARLET of West Baden. Brother MORRISON rendered service to his country during the civil war He was a private of Captain C. H McCarty's Co., 17th Regiment of Indiana Infantry, having enlisted in 1862 and in 1865 he received an honorable discharge. For three years he has been blind and confined to his home. He was a member of the Methodist church and was converted in 1898. During all his afflictions and pain he was jovial, patient and kind. He expressed his willingness and readiness to take the great departure. Besides his children and other relatives he leaves thirty-four grandchildren to mourn his departure." From Springs Valley Herald May 22, 1930. from Steve Morrison

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

REUTER, Rosalie; "Mrs. Rosalie REUTER Buffalo, Mo.--Mrs. Rosalie B. REUTER, 97, Urbana, Mo., died at 4 p.m. Friday at the Chastain Nursing Home here. She was born Feb. 19, 1881 at French Lick, Ind., daughter of the late James S. and Nancy HARRISON BREEDEN. She was married June 23, 1910 at St. Louis to Robert REUTER, who died Aug. 6, 1943. Mrs. Reuter moved to Sedalia in 1911. She wa a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Ladies Elks Auxiliary, Sedalia. She is survived by a son, Albert J. REUTER, Urbana, Mo.; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nancy) TINSMAN, Palmdale, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Ethel) CLARKSON, Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mclaughlin Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, with the Rev. William Savage officiating. Pallbearers will be Robert C. REUTER, Jeffrey K. REUTER, Jimmy R. CRAWFORD, John S. HART, Robert BEHEN and James R. MEYERS. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. (Died 24 Nov 1978)". from Phyllis Hill

SCOTT, Ola; "Olla SCOTT, daughter of Christopher and Ella BEATTY, departed this life January 22, 1937, aged 32 years, 11 months and 9 days. She joined the Christian Church at French Lick at th age of 14 years and still retained this faith during her earthly life. She was joined in wedlock to George AGAN August 6, 1921. To this union there were born two sons. Later she was married to George E. SCOTT, Nov 18, 1928. To this union there were no children, although she was a true mother to her husband's children by his first marriage. She was a good neighbor, always ready to do anything she could in time of need. She always practised, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Her father proceeded her in death leaving to mourn their loss her mother and two sons, Claude and Harold; her kind and broken hearted husband, two sisters Lora WESNER of West Baden and Alice POVLITY of Detroit, Michigan; three brothers, Floyd of Alron, Clyde of West Baden and Desco of Detroit, Mich. Besides these brothers and sisters, two brother-in-law and three sister-in-laws and also a host of very warm friends. Funeral services were held at Ames Chapel on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. V.H. Ivy of the French Lick United Brethern Church, with intenment in the cemetary nearby. Schutzler was in charge. CARDS OF THANKS We want to thank each and every one, the minister, Rev C. H. Ivy for his consoling words, Mr. Schmutzler, the undertaker, and all our friends and neighbors who assisted in any way during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother. Geo. E. SCOTT and family." From the Springs Valley Herald. from Tom Agan

WHITTINGHILL, Bertha Beatty, "age 102, of Danville, Ind. died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1981, at her home. A native of French Lick, she had lived in Danville since 1921. She was a Hendrix County schooltecher for 47 years, retiring in 1950. She was a nenber of Danville Christian Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the East Center Club. She was the widow of John WHITTINGHILL. Survivors include a son, William A. WHITTINGHILL; two daughters, Grace ABOLT and Mary SCUDDER; and a niece and nephew of French Lick, Wanita and Forest BEATY. Services were held Wednesday, from Baker Funeral Home in Danville." from Marvin Beatty

WININGER, Harley G.; "Harley G. WININGER Stricken Monday (15 Jun 1981): Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning from Ochs funeral home for Harley G. WININGER, 82, Orleans R3 resident, who died at his home at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Rev. Darrell WINEINGER and Rev. Ronald BROOKING will officiate and burial will be in Chrystal cemetery. He was born Sept. 29, 1898 in French Lick, a son of George W. and Salinda BREEDEN WININGER. He was a carpenter, who retired from trade in 1967. He was a member and elder at Liberty Christian church and a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge. On Nov. 14, 1923, he married the former Roma KERNS, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Allan WININGER of Tularosa, N.M., a daughter, Mrs. Betty WALKER of Herne, Texas, a step-daughter, Mrs. Shirley MAGNER of Bloomington, a sister, Mrs. Sadie PARAMORE of Indianapolis, and nine grandchildren. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday." from Phyllis Hill