Orange County Obituaries


APPLE, Lois; *NOTE-the death occurred between 1968-1972 and the date for the obituary is November 12. The year did not copy well and I will check with an aunt who has the original in a family Bible; "French Lick: Final rites for Mrs. Lois Leatha APPLE, were held Monday at the Bromer-Drabing Funeral Home here. Burial was in the South Liberty Church Cemetery. She died Saturday at the Washington County Hospital in Salem, where she had been a patient two days. She had lived with a daughter, Mrs. Wayne BRUBECK, at English, Rt. 3, before entering the Williams Convalescent Center in Salem. She was a member of the South Liberty Church of Christ, near French Lick. Surviving besides the daughter, are a son Farrell Hugh APPLE of Pompano Beach, Fla., two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two brothers, Felix ROBERTS of Bedford, and Bailey ROBERTS of Taswell." submitted by Barbara Whiteside

BRUBECK, Jane; original clipping was in the Paoli News in late 1943 or early 1944; "Little Jane BRUBECK, infant daughter of Wayne and Lota BRUBECK, was born December 29, 1943. The birth of her and her little twin sister brought great joy to her entire family. However, despite the efficient efforts of doctors and nurses, the Lord saw best to take this little one from a land of sorrow and pain. So after only a few short hours with us, little Jane, slipped away to live with the angels. Her passing breaks the family circle, but Heaven has been brought much nearer, now that she is there to beckon us on. She leaves her devoted parents, her little twin sister, Lois Ann, and a ten year old sister, Mary Lou. Also her grandparents, and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins."

NOTE* She was buried in the South Liberty Cemetery of Jackson Twp, Orange County according to the Hoosier Journal of Ancestry. She was the daughter of Wayne and Lota APPLE BRUBECK and granddaughter of Winfred L. and Lois ROBERTS APPLE. submitted by Barbara Whiteside

CAMPBELL, John A.; handwritten date of 26 Jan 1933 on column; "John A. CAMPBELL Dies Suddenly: John A. CAMPBELL, for many years owner of the Orangeville store at the "Rise of Lost River," but for the past few years retired, passed away at his home in Orangeville last night. Mr. CAMPBELL was about 75 years of age, and has been one of Orange County's prominent citizens. Details as to funeral arrangements have not been learned." from Tom McCart scrapbook

CAMPBELL, John A.: "John A. CAMPBELL was born on the Uncle Billie Charles farm west of Natchez in Martin County, Ind., on the 3rd day of August 1860. At an early age he came to Lick Creek and lived with his Grandmother CAMPBELL until about six years old, at which time he went to Orangeville to live with his aunt, Mrs. Caroline NOBLITT and Mr. NOBLITT. He spent the remainder of his life in Orangeville and was the oldest resident of the town, having lived there for over 66 years. Mr. CAMPBELL departed this life Jan. 26, 1933, at the age of 72y/5m/23d. He was preceded in death by his mother, one half brother, Wilbur A. CHARLES, and two nephews, Lawrence and Van R. CHARLES. He was very highly favored by having as his first teacher, Miss Mary HARDESTY, who later became Mrs. Dr. CARTER, and through her efforts got the right foundation for his education and moral character, which was a marked characteristic of his life. At the end of his grade school education he entered into the business of his uncle, Van R. NOBLITT, who trained him in his business career. He actually attended to and cared for his uncle's business until Mr. NOBLITT's death 16 Feb 1902. After Mrs. NOBLITT's death 8 Mar 1907, he settled up the estate and then continued in business in the same building until 1925, at which time he sold the stock of goods to M.J. STALKER. Mr. CAMPBELL's friends were many and he was widely known throughout the country by acquaintences made with people that have visited the Rise of Lost River. Reared in the quiet little village of Orangeville, he lived the life of an honest upright business man. He was of the conservative type of man, and his ability in business was to be envied by most men. He is survived by one half brother, William A. CHARLES, one nephew, Noble CHARLES and two nieces, Mrs. Mary LOVE, and Mrs. Anna RUNYON. Funeral service was held at Ames Chapel Saturday at 2:30 P.M. Rev. N.F. DENNY officiating, assisted by Rev. A.H. RUMBLEY, with interment in the Ames cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

From Orleans, Indiana newspaper, Thursday, February 2, 1933: "Funeral Service For John A. CAMPBELL: Funeral services for John A. CAMPBELL, well known Orangeville resident, who passed away at his home last Thursday morning, were held at Ames Chapel last Saturday afternoon, the Rev. N.F. DENNY of Indianapolis, officiating. Mr. CAMPBELL had been ill for some time from influenza and death resulted from a weakened condition of the heart. He was 73 years of age. The deceased had been a resident of Orangeville for 66 years, where he owned and operated a general store. A great "hobby" which he had cultivated thru life, was the accumulating of antiques and some pieces of his collection were almost priceless. He treasured them highly and took great delight in displaying them to interested visitors. Mr. CAMPBELL was a keen businessman and during his lifetime had accumulated a fortune which was estimated at $100,000. He was unmarried and had a world of friends who were ever willing to perform any small kindness for him. He was always appreciative of any favor, no matter how small, as was evidenced by a will made some time before his death, part of which is published in another column of this issue. An obituary also will be found on another page." from Tom McCart scrapbook

From Orleans, Indiana newspaper, Thursday, February 2, 1933: "Will of Wealthy Orange Countian Probated: The will of the late John A. CAMPBELL, who is estimated to have been worth $100,000, was probated at the County Clerk's office Tuesday and the provisions of the document name a number of beneficiaries who will receive various amounts in the form of cash and personal property. The document, a ten page affair, was executed under the date of June 20, 1926, and was witnessed by Frank ALLEN and Lloyd E. BROWN. The deceased named his cousin, George G. CAMPBELL and the Union Trust Company, of Indianapolis, as co-executors of the will. Provision is made for the payment of all just debts. He names a 10.00 fee to be paid the minister officiating at his funeral and that each pall bearer the sum of $5.00. Further provision is made for a suitable monument or marker for his grave, not more pretentious than other monuments in the Ames cemetery, and to be erected at a cost not less than $250.00 nor more than $550.00. It is stipulated in the will that if any legatee or devisee shall contest the probate of the will, or in any way aid in contesting it, that said legatees interest shall become void. Among other bequests he names Manson J. STALKER and Neva A. STALKER, his wife, to receive Lots No. 21 and 22 in the village of Orangeville along with certain other items of personal property, not excepted. Said STALKER and wife to have his home at the time of his death. He provides for the sum of $1000.00 to be given the St. Mary's and Elizabeth Infirmaries, of Louisville, in appreciation of good care and attention given his Aunt, Caroline NOBLITT, who was a patient there years ago, and for the very reasonable charge for the services they rendered at that time. $500.00 is bequeathed to the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association for the benefit of the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for children at Indianapolis. He gives his niece Mary LINDLEY, and widow of Elmer LINDLEY, the sum of $1000, and to his nephew, Noble CHARLES and Anna JONES, his niece, each the sum of $200, and to Lawrence and Van R. CHARLES, nephews, each the sum of $100. George Clyde CAMPBELL, son of George G. CAMPBELL, is bequeathed the book case, with all the books, except the large family Bible. The large family Bible was left to his uncle, Maxwell C. CAMPELL, who is now deceased, but provision was made for the same to go to George G. CAMPBELL in the event of his prior death. He also provides for the release and forgiveness of all debts and obligations of a certain debtor and directs his executors to release said notes given in evidence of the debt to the debtor and in addition bequeaths him the sum of $100 in cash. To Paul KING and Della KING, his wife, the sum of $200 is set forth and to George KING and Blanche KING the sum of $100, and to Luther and Lorena RAGSDALE, his wife, the sum of $100, and Opal STACKHOUSE the sum of $100. The largest bequests are made to Wilber A. CHARLES and William A. CHARLES, his half brothers and are in the form of real estate owned by the deceased located in French Lick township. They also are to receive cash as follows: Wilbur A. (deceased), $5,000, and William A., $2,000. Numerous other small bequests are named in the will." from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHAILLAUX, Emma Lee; "Emma Lee PERTUIS, daughter of Pierre and Dollie O. PERTUIS, was born near Dumas, Arkansas, Jan. 18, 1891, and departed this life Oct. 27, 1926, aged 35 years, 9 months, and 9 days. She was one of a family of three children, her two sisters, also the father and mother, having preceded her in death. She was reared by an uncle, Thomas Lee PERTUIS, of Dumas, Ark. On June 10, 1914 she was married to James Bruce CHAILLAUX and to this union were born five children--James Gordon, Mary Helen, Bessie Gertrude, Louis Malcolm and Claudia Eudoxie. She was a member of the Christian Church of Dumas, Ark., and her Christian character was appreciated by all who knew her. Her untimely death has ended a beautiful life of devotion and faithfulness to family and friends. To know her was to love her. Funeral services were held at Bethel church conducted by Rev. John W. MARSHALL. The presence of the many neighbors and friends paid a beautiful tribute to her memory. The sadness of the occasion was increased by the fact that her husband was ill in the hospital at West Baden and did not know of his wife's death." from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHAILLAUX, James A.; "James A. CHAILLAUX, second son of Louis J. and Alice CARROLL CHAILLAUX, was born December 26, 1862, in Orange County, Indiana. On March 17, 1886, he was married to Emma DAVIS. To this union was born five children, four of whom survive. The children are, Mrs. Claudie HILDEBRAND, of Washington, D.C., James Bruce, who died November 27, 1926; Louis J., and Eudoxie, of this county, and Homer L., of Indianapolis. The first wife died on April 11, 1899, and on February 3, 1901, he was married to Mary DAVIS. A son, born to this union, died at birth. "Jim," as he was familiarly known, was deeply devoted to his family. Since the death of his son, nine years ago, he and his devoted wife have made a home for his five orphan grandchildren. Nine grandchildren survive. He was a member of Knight Templar lodge of Bedford and Orange lodge of I.O.O.F. of Orangeville. He spent his entire life in a spirit of mutual helpfulness for his community and the citizens who needed advice or aid. His love of his fellowman, not shown in verbal praise, but in deeds of service. The greatest eternal memory of those who have been and will be in the future guided by his memorable spirit is: He was a true, faithful, honorable and loyal citizen, who loved life for the good he could do for others. Such spirit cannot die." from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHAILLAUX, James Bruce; "James Bruce CHAILLAUX, son of James and Emma DAVIES CHAILLAUX was born March 30, 1889, was married to Emma PERTIUS, of Arkansas 12 years ago last June. To this union were born five children. The wife mother was suddenly called away, October 27, 1926. At the time of her death, Bruce was in the hospital at West Baden, unconscious of the great loss that had come to his home. His condition gradually grew worse and he never knew of the death of his dear wife. Bruce was reared in the community where he was born. He was universally known as an honest industrious man. Twelve years ago he joined the Masonic Lodge at Mitchell. He was a Mason at heart. The sudden departure of he and his wife so close together seems almost a tragedy and has cast a gloom over the entire community. Why this avalaunche of sorrow should sweep over this home so suddenly will forever remain a mystery. The words of the Apostle Paul is our sad experience, "Now we see through a glass darkly." Last Monday night, November 22, 1926, this dear boy quietly fell asleep to awake in the resurrection morn. He leaves a father, step-mother, two brothers, two sisters, five children and many friends to mourn his departure. He was 37 years, 3 months and 22 days old. Funeral services were conducted at Bethel by N.F. DENNY, a life long friend of the family. Interment in Bethel Cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

CHESTNUT, Lillie B.; "Lillie B. CHESTNUT, daughter of Alferd and Lizzie GERKIN, was born near Huron, Ind., July 25, 1879. She was married to John W. CHESTNUT, November 25, 1897. She was reared in a christian home and united with the Methodist church at Bonds Chapel when about twelve years of age. At the time of her departure she was a member of the M.E. church in Orleans. This memorial service is an expression of the high esteem of the friends who knew her best. Such characters as Lillie are the results of the grace of God. She was identified with the I.O.O.F. Rebecka lodge and at her death was the head officer of the Royal Neighbor lodge. Her illness was brief and suffering severe, yet she bore it all patiently. The Christ in whom she trusted was her refuge and help in time of trouble. She was conscious of her departure. She had set her house in order. A few hours before she bid adieu to earth she called the family to her bedside and bade each of them good bye. Then as calmly and peacefully as a babe pillows its head on its mother's bosom and falls asleep, so the dear wife and sister quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. At 2:45 p.m., November 19th, the chariot of the Lord passed by and she was not for God took her. [poem] The funeral service was conducted by Rev. N.F. DENNY, her former pastor, after which her mortal remains were laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery to await the resurrection of the Just." from Tom McCart scrapbook

COMPTON, Florence; "IN MEMORIAM: In loving memory of our dear mother and wife, Florence COMPTON, who passed away two years ago, June 6th, 1923. [poem]. J.M. COMPTON and Children" from Tom McCart scrapbook

DAUGHERTY, William; "Former Orangeville Miller Buried Last Week at Bethel: BETHEL--Funeral services were held here at two o'clock Thursday afternoon for William DAUGHERTY, age 80 years, of Moretown, where he has been a merchant for a number of years. Mr. DAUGHERTY formerly operated a grain mill at Orangeville and had a large number of friends here. He had been in poor health all winter after suffering a paralytic stroke, but was thought to be improving nicely and was able to be up when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Hattie GARDNER DAUGHERTY, three sons, Claude, of Orleans, Carter, of Paoli and Forrest of Chicago, also several grandchildren and some great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. AUSTIN, pastor of the M.E. church, at Orangeville where Mr. DAUGHERTY was a member. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here and was in charge of Clements Funeral service, of Mitchell." from Tom McCart scrapbook

DAVIS, Thomas J.; "Thomas J. DAVIS, son of S.A. and Margaret J. DAVIS, was born on the farm near Orangeville on May 28, 1865, died of pneumonia fever Aug. 31, 1928, aged 63 years, 3 months, and three days. His early life was spent on the farm with his parents and grandparents, two sisters and one brother. He attended the school at Orangeville till he had finished the course and then for a time attended the Southern Indiana Normal college at Mitchell, Indiana. On Dec. 2, 1887, he was married to Hortense KEY, who survives him, and established a home on his father's farm. Into this home came two daughters, Gertrude, now Mrs. L.L. FISHER of Gary, Ind., and Zoe, now Mrs. BARCLAY, of Lansing, Mich. After a number of years on the farm he became a salesman and traveled in the eastern, southern and western states. Later he worked for the Ward Baking Compnay in Chicago. Finally he went to Seattle where his parents and brother had located and worked with the latter till his death. His parents having died previously he came, about five years ago, to live with his sister, Mrs. J.A. CHAILLAUX. Besides the above mentioned, who are left to mourn, he leaves many friends, for he made friends wherever he went. In early life he joined the M.E. Church at Orangeville and never removed his membership, and to the end of life cherished all the church stands for and always held high moral ideals. Funeral services were held from Bethel church Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4, in charge of the Rev. J.S. GODWIN, of Orleans, assisted by Rev. F.H. DAVIS of Southport, Ind. Interment was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

FLORY, Edwin; from Orleans, Indiana newspaper dated Thursday, January 26, 1933: "Suicide Death Shocks Community Here: Tragedy came into our community last Saturday night with the news of the passing of Edwin FLORY, who was found dead in the basement of his home shortly after ten o'clock. He had ended his own life by firing a bullet from a revolver thru his head, death resulting almost instantly. Mrs. FLORY, who is employed as a saleslady in the Cloud Bros. store, and her two boys, Charles and Claude, were driven home from the store that evening by Roy CLOUD and George RAYBOURNE, as it was an unusually rainy and stormy night. Mrs. FLORY and the boys alighted from the car and entered the house and after looking around discovered that Mr. FLORY was not there as usual. Mrs.FLORY went to the basement door and upon finding it locked became alarmed for she knew there was someting strange about Mr. FLORY's absence from the house. She telephoned to the Cloud store and also to the Fred SHIRLEY hom, just a block from the house, and Mr. and Mrs. SHIRLEY came to her assistance just about the same time Mr. CLOUD and George RAYBOURNE returned. When they had gained entrance and entered the basement they found the body. The county coroner, Dr. R.L. HOLADAY of Paoli was called and accompanied by Mrs. FLORY's brother, Ernest FIDLER, also of Paoli, came immediately to the FLORY home. He was unable to judge just at what time the fatal act was committed but it was known to be between the hours of seven and ten. About seven o'clock one of the young sons had left home to come to town to wait at the store with his brother, to accompany their mother home at closing time. Upon leaving home he had told his father goodbye and said that he would not return before he came with Mrs. FLORY late in the evening. There is no apparent motive that would justify Mr. FLORY's rash act but a number of his friends had said they had noticed about a week before his death that his face bore signs of strain as tho his health had begun to break. He was 63 years of age. For twenty-five years he was employed with the Monon railroad as general carpenter and had a large number of friends along the road. Altho a man of retiring nature, Mr. FLORY was congenial and possessed many fine traits of character which his friends admired. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was also affiliated with the I.O.O.F. lodge. He is survived by his companion, two sons, Claude and Charles, one step daughter, Mrs. Raymond DODD, now of Salem, Ind., and three children by a former marriage, two sons, Lloyd of Chicago, and Arthur of Dayton, Ohio, and one daughter, Irene of Bedford; also four brothers, Harvey and Jacob of Vincennes, John of Ohio, and Leander whose address is unknown. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. W.E. GRAY, with interment following in the I.O.O.F. cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

FLORY, Edwin; "Edwin FLORY was born in Ohio on November 12, 1869. He was the son of Martha and Henry G. FLORY. He was united in marriage to Marilda MARKHAM, August 9, 1896 and to this union there were born four children, Arthur, Paul, Irene and Lloyd. Mr. FLORY was married on June 10, 1910 to Mabel HARROD and two sons were born to them, Claude and Charles. Mr. FLORY has made his home in Orleans, Indiana for many years where he was employed by the Monon Railroad. For several years he has been a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and during this time he faithfully performed such duties as were from time to time entrusted to him. He united with the Presbyterian Church of Orleans June 8, 1924 and served as Deacon for a number of years. He always went about his work in a quiet, unassuming yet business-like way ever willing to assume his full share of whatever was assigned and performing his part well. He passed away at his home in Orleans, January 21, 1933. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank our friends for all their acts of kindness and sympathy shown us at the death of husband, father and brother. --Mrs. Mabel FLORY, Lloyd FLORY, Claude FLORY, Charles FLORY, Irene FLORY, Mr. J. FLORY." from Tom McCart scrapbook

GARLOCK, Peter A.; "Peter A. GARLOCK was born in Ohio April 21, 1843, and died at his home in Paoli Jan. 8, 1917, aged 73 years, 8 months and 18 days. While a young man he moved to West Virginia, where at Rockport, he was united in marrige to Margaret RUBLE, Feb. 14, 1869. To this union were born six children, Arthur F., Cyrus M., Annie J., Clora E., Ernest P., and Charles E. He came to this county soon after his marriage and settled on a farm near Log Creek, where he continued to reside until about one year ago when he moved to Paoli, where he died. Several years ago, during a meeting, conducted by Ira and Mary NEWLIN at Log Creek church he became convinced that he should seek the Lord, and while he was praying near his home one day he found the Lord precious to his soul, and often afterwards testified to the goodness of the Lord. He united with the Friends Church at Log Creek and lived a consistent member until he died, expressing at his last moments that he was in the Lord's hands. His companion and one daughter had preceded him to the great beyond and were there to welcome him. Four sons and one daughter and many friends are left to mourn the loss of this good man." from Joann McHale

HON, Lota; *NOTE, dated September 27, 1968 and I must assume it was in the Louisville, Ky. paper as the page noted for the obituary is p. 22. It is the largest paper in the area to carry obituaries for Indiana; "PAOLI-Mrs. Lota HON, 81, widow of John HON, died early Sunday at the Washington County Hospital in Salem, where she had been a patient since August 9th. She had been in ill health for many months and had been cared for in the Turner Home in English. She was the former Lota ROBERTS, and was born August 9, 1887 in Orange County, a daughter of Lynden and Mina GILLIATT ROBERTS. She was first married to Hugh HARVEY. She later married James E. JOHNSON and resided in English for many years. In 1958, she married Paoli merchant, John HON and since resided in Paoli. Surviving are two brothers and a sister, Felix ROBERTS of Bedford, Bailey ROBERTS and Mrs. Lois APPLE of Paoli. She was sister of the late Earl ROBERTS of English. Final rites were held Tuesday afternoon at the Ellis Chapel, with the Rev. Powell Forbes officiating. Burial was in the Hardinsburg Cemetery." submitted by Barbara Whiteside

JONES, Louis M.; "English, Ind., April 24--A family circle of five brothers, lifelong residents of English whose combined ages total 375 years, was broken last night with the death of Louis Martin JONES, 75 years old, after an illness of several months. The father of the five brothers died while they were children and the mother's death occurred 35 years ago. A few years ago, one of the brothers, John JONES, was married but except for that break, the brothers have lived together. The other surviving brothers are Jahu JONES, 79, Steve JONES, 77, and Frank JONES, 70. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in the English Presbyterian Church where Mr. JONES had served as elder several years." from Tom McCart scrapbook

KIRK, Enos C.; "Enos C. KIRK, 84, Veteran Teacher, Buried at Ames: Funeral services for Enos C. KIRK, aged 84, were conducted Wednesday afternoon from Ames Chapel by Rev. James AUSTIN. Mr. KIRK succumbed to a paralytic stroke at his home in West Baden Monday. He was born at Huron, a son of Hiram and Adeline KIRK. On Aug. 4, 1880, he was first married to Nancy WALKER and to them were born seven children--Roy, Albert, Ralph, Mary, Gertrude, Glenn, and Ruth. On Feb. 2, 1902, he was united in marriage to Sarah BALLARD and to this union were born five children--Dorotha, Opal, Leo, Harry, and Violet. For 20 years Mr. KIRK taught school, both in Indiana and Nebraska. During his 15-year residence in Nebraska he served as road supervisor. He was affiliated with the Methodist church, Modern Woodmen and Masonic lodges. He was a charter member of the Masonic order at Mason City, Neb. Survivors include all the children except one son, Albert, who died Jan. 10, 1938." from Tom McCart scrapbook

MADDEN, Mrs. Will; "Mrs. Will MADDEN died yesterday morning about eight o'clock from severe burns which she received Tuesday morning when a coal oil can, which she was holding in her hands while building a fire, exploded. Mrs. MADDEN had arisen and was building a fire in the living room stove and upon using the coal oil can to quicken the flames, the can exploded, causing her clothing to become ignited. She was still in her sleeping attire. Her screams aroused her mother-in-law, who succeeded in wrapping her in the bed clothing, and with the help of some of the neighbors, extinguished the flames which had spread to the rug and had caught a part of the furniture. The fire alarm was given but the truck arrived after the fire had been extinguished. Mrs. MADDEN was severely burned all over her body and it was evident that she had inhaled the flames, causing inward burns which proved fatal. The extent of her injuries could not be ascertained until several hours after her accident and at first it was thought that the burns would not prove serious. The whole community is sympathizing with the bereaved family but no words can console the hearts that are not yet able to grasp the meaning of their sudden loss. She leaves three small children, husband, father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett MORRIS of Paoli, and several brothers and sisters, besides many other relatives and friends, who are deeply grieved to learn of her untimely death. The funeral service will not be held until Sunday as the arrival of her sister, Mrs. Lizzie PERRY, of Nampa, Idaho, and Mr. MADDEN's sister, Mrs. Emil BURKE, of San Francisco, Calif., is expected at that time. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian Church." from Tom McCart scrapbook

MATHERS, James L.; "James L. MATHERS, son of Samuel and Anna WYMAN MATHERS, was born one and one half miles north of Orangeville, Orange County, Ind., December 6, 1853. Here he grew to manhood, honored and respected by all who knew him. He was married toMatilda STACKHOUSE, September 19, 1883. To this union was born two daughters and one son, Bertha, Lula and Charles. May 5, 1917, the wife was called away, the happy union of more than 33 years was broken. In 1888 Brother and Sister MATHERS united with the Mathers Chapel M.E. Church. Some years after they transferred their membership to Wesley Chapel. In his quiet unassuming way he exemplified the christian life as a friend and neighbor, he was the express image of his father. For more than 34 years he was an honored member of the I.O.O.F Lodge No. 113. To those who have known our brother so long it seems almost a tragedy to give up so good a man. But God has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. The end of the journey was peaceful and calm. An honest clean upright life that honors God and believes in the brotherhood of man can only end in victory. Today the I.O.O.F. extend our sympathy and prayers to the bereaved family, as a brotherhood we are assured when the guardian of the Grand Lodge on high informed the Noble Grand there was an alarm at the gate, the answer came swing wide ye gates and be ye lifted up ye everlasting doors, and let him in. His name is transferred from Orange Lodge No. 113 to the Grand Lodge on high. He has left a rich heritage to his children, a life lived worthy of imitation. Charlie, to you he has been a loving Father and Safe Counselor, you will miss him. I pray that his mantle may fall on you and to you Bertha and Lula may you be cheered with the thought of a happy reunion with father and mother, where parting will be no more and to you Marion and Maggie may the memories of a happy home and youthful day well spent, when the family circle was not broken, inspire you to press on until the family circle will again be reunited. The 11th of March at 10:30 A.M. our brother was not, for God took him. He was 72 years, 3 months and 5 days. He leaves three children, Mrs. Bertha FELKNOR, Mrs. Lula BROWN, son Charles and three grandchildren, also one brother Marion and Mrs. Maggie NOBLITT and many friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted at Bethel by Rev. N.F. DENNY, a life-long friend, assisted by Rev. Robert HAM. Interment was in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Bethel." from Tom McCart scrapbook

MOON, Hester; "Funeral services for HESTER MOON of near Mt. Carmel, Illinois, formerly of this place, occured at Valeene Saturday. MRS. MOON, the widow of LARKIN MOON, died March 23, 1904. She leaves a family of eight children, as follows: VIRGIL MOON, MRS. AMELIA ROSE, MRS. EMELINE BLOOD, MISSES LILLIE, DORA AND MOON, ROLLIE and HERBERT MOON. All the children attended the funeral here except MRS. ROSE, who was unable to attend due to illness." from Linda Lockhart

MOON, Larkin; "LARKIN MOON, a former resident of this vicinity, died at the asylum for the feeble minded at Anna, Illinois on October 5,1899. On the 4th of July 1899, he was stricken with fevers which resulted in affecting his mind and on September 8th, he was taken to the above institution for treatment, but he never improved. He was married to HESTER VANCE about 1877 and to this union was born nine children, eight of whom are living, one dying in infancy. There are three boys, VIRGIL, ROLLIE and HERBERT and five girls, AMELIA, EMELINE, DORA, LILLIE and HAZEL, the infant dead being a twin of HERBERT. The funeral occured at the Valeene Cemetery under the auspices of the Valeene Lodge IOOF." from Linda Lockhart

NEWLIN, Virginia Ellen; b. 14 Jan 1907 in Lawrence County, IN; d. 19 Jan 1927, aged 20y/5d; daughter of Stephen A. DOUGLAS and Mazzie BURTON; 3rd child of a family of 6 children; sister Mabel, wife of Dee HENDRICKS, died 4 years ago; her father died 5 weeks ago; she is survived by her companion, mother, 3 sisters--Lorena, Katherine, and Wilma Jane, one brother Roger, and a half-sister, Mrs. Will KNIGHT; married Opal NEWLIN 3 Mar 1926; she "joined the darling babe who had preceded her in death only a few days" before; member of Mitchell Baptist Church; charter member of World Wide Guide; 1925 graduate of Mitchell High School; funeral services on Jan. 21; burial at Burton cemetery. from Tom McCart scrapbook

OWEN, James M.; "James M., oldest son of John F. and Mary OWEN, was born July 10, 1868, and departed this life July 23, 1925, age 57 years and 13 days. While a young man he united with the Methodist church at Bonds Chapel but in later years moved his membership to the Zionsville Methodist church, where he was a member at the time of his death. He was also a member of Odd Fellows Lodge at Orleans, Ind. On August 25, 1901, he was united in marriage to Pearl EDWARDS and was always a faithful and loving husband. On June 5th of this year he was stricken with that dread disease, sleeping sickness, which would not yield to medical treatment or the ministrations of loving hands. Although he suffered intensely during his seven weeks illness, he bore his suffering with christian fortitude and often remarked to those who administered to him that God would take care of him and he was going where all would be well. He leaves to mourn the loss, his wife, Mrs. Pearl OWEN, two brothers, William Albert and Henry F. OWEN of West Baden; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie PRUETT of West Baden and Mrs. Sallie KIRK of Oaktown; also a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at Bethel church Saturday, July 25, at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev. Frank DENNY, officiating. Burial in near-by cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

PINNICK, Henry Daniel; son of William and June LOWELL PINNICK, b. 31 Aug 1866, one mile south of Orangeville; part of a family of 7 children: George, Nathan, Emeline, Charles, James, John, and Henry; Henry's father was blind, so he took on many home responsibilities; married 1 Dec 1892 to Anna Mary STREET; 7 children: Nora, John, Glen, Fred, Claude, Tressa, and Mary; Glen and Tressie died young; 37 years ago Henry joined Orange Lodge No. 113 of the I.O.O.F.; his grandparents settled in Lost River Valley when it was still a wilderness; "Henry's mother will not soon be forgotten for her patriotism during the civil war. She with many other noble mothers made a beautiful flag, in honor and in memory of their husbands and sons, who were in the war. In May 1862, Mrs. PINNICK in a very impressive way presented the flag to Dr. CARTER, who on behalf of the people accepted it after which it was raised on a pole 110 feet high."; Henry was not a member of any church, but a firm believer in the Bible; trustee of the M.E. church of Orangeville for several years; on Nov. 30th he was stricken with paralysis while working in the cemetery; he never regained consciousness, and died on Saturday, Dec. 4; funeral at Bethel on Dec. 5; burial at Bethel I.O.O.F.; survivors include brothers George and John of Richmond, IN, wife, 5 children. from Tom McCart scrapbook

POWELL, Effie Inez; [poem] Effie passed away October 19, 1938, aged 39 years, 7 months, and 22 days. "She was the daughter of George J. and Mary Ellen POWELL, who came as a blessing into their home February 27, 1899. During childhood she was very obedient and devoted to her parents, brothers and sisters. When very young her oldest sister Ora was taken from her by the Angel of death, after which she seemed to make it her duty to assist her mother in caring for the other children and making them happy and comfortable, sacrificing herself for those she loved. Several years ago she confessed the belief in Jesus as her Saviour and united with the Liberty Baptist Church, where she was a member until death...She graduated from the Orleans High School in 1919. While in school she made many friends who have never forgotten her. After training in Indiana University and Franklin College she taught in the Orange county public schools until ill health forced her to quit...In the last hours of her life she asked that her mother, who was ill might be brought to her bed, making the remark that it would be the last time she would see her. Then she called the father, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, one by one, and told them she was going home and was so happy and told them that all things she has prayed for in life had piled around her. Besides the parents, the brothers and sisters, who are left to mourn are Homer of Elkhart, Kansas, Walter who lives near, Mrs. Ralph EDWARDS of Stanford, Ind., and Hazel at home, eight nephews and four nieces who loved her, also a cousin, Mrs. Ava WATKINS of Estacada, Ore., who was reared in the home. There are also several other relatives and many friends who will miss her cheerfulness, her kind words, her patience, her purity of life and action. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to neighbors, friends, ministers, singers, Mr. HAVERLY and helpers, and those who gave floral offerings or assisted in any way during the illness and death of our beloved daughter and sister, Effie POWELL. --Mr. and Mrs. George POWELL, Hazel POWELL, Mr. and Mrs. Homer POWELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter POWELL and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph EDWARDS and family." from Tom McCart scrapbook

PRUETT, John W., "John W. PRUETT, the son of John W. S. and Nancy C. PRUETT, was born near Orangeville, Orange county, Indiana, Jan. 30, 1877 and died Apr. 11, 1928, at his home near Mitchell, at the age of 51 years, 2 months and 12 days. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Jennie PEDIGO PRUETT, nine children, Bessie STROBLE, Rowena YEYERS, Cletus, Opal POSING, Gladys, Thelma, Alfreda, Dorothy, Marjorie; four grandchildren, two brothers, George PRUETT, of Orangeville; Charlie, of French Lick; three sisters, Emma PROSSER, of Mo., Ida BROWN of Orangeville, and Maggie CHILDERS of Mitchell. With the exception of 17 years when he lived in the West he has always made his home near Orangeville. Mr. PRUETT has been a faithful member and worker in the Modern Woodmen Lodge. He has been a good devoted father and faithful husband and good neighbor. He leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death. Burial was at Bethel, near Orangeville, Sunday 16th. Services were conducted by Rev. F.C. LUEDECKE. The Modern Woodmen conducted their work at the grave. CARD OF THANKS: I wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness and help during the sickness and death of our beloved father and husband. The minister, the choir, who sang so beautifully, for the lovely flowers and Dr. PATTON for his services and kindness and the Moddern Woodman neighbors. --Mrs. Jennie PRUETT and Children." from Tom McCart scrapbook

ROBERTS, Bailey; "Funeral services for Bailey ROBERTS, 82, of Paoli, will be held at 11 a.m. at Dillman-Ellis Funeral HOme with burial in Community Cemetery. He died Tuesday at Orange County Hospital. He was a retired guard at the Indiana Arsenal and a member of Masonic Lodge 470 and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 387. Survivors include two sons, Donald L. ROBERTS of English, and George L. ROBERTS of Paoli, and three daughters, Mrs. Juanita ZEHR of Forot Mitchell, Ky., Mrs. Betty HEITZ of Jeffersonville and Mrs. Ruth Ann SANDERS of Paoli, 15 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 4 p.m. today."

NOTE* The date on the obit is Thursday 12-16-1982, but not name of paper where it was published. submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Earl; from the English News-Messenger, dated May 14, 1965: "Earl ROBERTS'S life on earth is ended and he comes into a new life, life eternal where sorrow cannot enter. He was born at Ethel on May 25, 1895, the fourth child of Lynden B. ROBERTS and Mima GILLIATT ROBERTS, and died at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in New Albany on May 3, at the age of 69. He spent his life in the Ethel community and in English, with the exception of the time he served his country. He served from June 25, 1918, until June 13, 1919, with combat service in AEF Meuse Argonne, France from September 13, until May 20, 1919, for which he was awarded the Victory Medal. He was a member of DAV English Chapter 94, a charter member of World War 1 Crawford County Barracks No. 462 and a life member of Army and Navy Union USA. He was also a member of the Eightieth Division Veterans Association, First Army AEF of World War 1. He married Margery AUSTIN on June 10, 1920. She preceded him in death on July 25, 1961. To this union, two daughters, Doris and Nadine, were born. His survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gray [Doris] WHITESIDE of Greenwood, and Mrs. Guido {Nadine} HAMMOND of English, with whom he resided; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three brothers, Bailey and Ernest ROBERTS of Paoli, and Felix ROBERTS of Bedford and two sisters, Mrs. Lois APPLE and Mrs. Lota HON of Paoli. One brother, Ordner ROBERTS, preceded him in death. He was a kind and loving husband and father and throughout his entire life his only concern was his family and the acts of kindness he could perform for his neighbors and friends. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him for to know him was to love him, but God has given and God has taken away. Funeral services were held Thursday of last week at 2 p.m. at the Tucker Funeral Home with Harry Heiser, Presbyterian minister, in charge. Burial was in the Mathers Chapel Cemetery with military rites." submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Ernest; "Chicago--Ernest ROBERTS, 63, died Tuesday afternoon of last week at the Cook County Hospital, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bromer-Drabing Funeral Chapel, in French Lick, conducted by Fr. Richard TErrell. Burial was in the McDonald Chapel Cemetery. ROBERTS was a male nurse. He had been employed previously in Chicago, but he had gone to the city this time only a week prior to his death. Only immediate survivors are two brothers and two sisters, Felix ROBERTS of Bedford, Mrs. Lota HON, Mrs. Lois APPLE and Bailey ROBERTS of Paoli. He was a brother of the late Earl ROBERTS of English."

NOTE* The date on the article, handwritten, is 10-14-1966 and I am assuming since it mentions the brother Earl, it might have been in the English News Messenger. Earls father in law, had been the editor of the English newspaper and a sister in law-Lelah Austin, did most of the obituaries for the paper. submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Felix; note written on bottom of obit says it was from the Paoli paper and was dated 29 Feb 1972; "Felix ROBERTS, 79, former Paoli resident, died early Sunday morning at Hospitality House in Bedford. He had suffered a stroke and had been hospitalized for two months at Bloomington and Indianapolis before before being transferred to the nursing facility last week. He formerly resided in the Lick Creek area, moving about 30 years ago to Williams. In recent years he had resided in Bedford where he was a member of the Southland Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of DAV. He was born in Orange County February 2, 1894, a son of Lynden and Mima GILLIATT ROBERTS. He was married to Sadie PEARSON, who preceded him in death. In 1930, he was married to Ertie HAMMONS, who survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lillian GROCHOSKI of Milwaukee, Wisc., Mrs. Marie LAVENDER of Chicago, Mrs. Feliece BAKER of Milmine, Ill., Mrs. Shirley ASHBY of Bement, Ill, and Mrs. Thelma NEWLIN of Paoli; two sons, Kenneth and Lynden ROBERTS of Bedford. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, including Mrs. Elaine STEPHENSON of Bloomington, who was adopted by her grandparents, two great grandchildren and a brother, Bailey ROBERTS of Taswell. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford with burial in the Williams cemetery." submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Margery Estella; "Margery Estella ROBERTS life on earth is ended and she comes into a new life--life eternal where sorrow can not enter. She was born at Leavenworth on June 16, 1903, a daughter of Thomas S. and Estella BLEVINS AUSTIN. She moved to English at the age of 3, where she lived until ill health required her to enter the hospital, first at New Albany, and then at Franklin, where she died on July 25. She had been in failing health for four years. She became a member of the English Presbyterian Church at English before her marriage and ever after held true to her belief. She married Earl ROBERTS on June 10, 1920. To this union were born two daughters, Doris and Nadine. On July 25, death came to this loved one at the age of 58. Her parents, half sister, Lelah and a brother, Clarence preceded her in death. Besides her husband, sruvivors are two daughters, Mrs. Doris V. WHITESIDE of Greenwood, and Mrs. Nadine E. HAMMOND, at home; a brother, Glenn AUSTIN of English and two sisters, Mrs. Cleo CALL of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Delia CATES of New Albany; two sons in law, Gray A. WHITESIDE and Guido HAMMOND, whom she loved as sons, nine grandchildren, a great grandchild and nieces and nephews. Out of her heart at all times flowed a stream of affection and unceasing lover for her family, friends and neighbors. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her for to know her was to love her, but God has given and God has taken away. Final rites were held July 27 at the Tucker Funeral Home in English, with the Rev. Robert D. Thom of Forsyth, Mo. officiating. Burial was in the Mathers Chapel Cemetery, near English. Pallbearers were Everett ROBERTS, Clude ROBERTS, Marcus LANE, L.L. LAND, D.M. NASH and Harry MCLAIN."

NOTE* This appeared in the English News Messenger, English, Indiana on August 4, 1961. Her husband, was from Orange County, Ethel in Greenfield Twp. submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Mima; "Approaching with silent tread Death has again sounded the challenge that knows no denial answering the inevitable call. Mima ROBERTS passed into life beyond into that land of mysterious shores upon which the shadow of no returning sail has ever fallen. Peaceful be her rest and divinely fragrant the flowers that bloom from the hallowed sod that engulfs her mortal form. Mima ROBERTS, daughter of John H. and Lucinda GILLIATT, was born July 9, 1866 in Orange County and passed into life beyond April 4, 1936, age 69 years, 8 months, 25 days. She was married to Lynden ROBERTS, Sept of 1887 and to this union has been given the privilege and joy of rearing into manhood and womanhood, a family of seven children. Those surviving her, Felix ROBERTS of Paoli, Ordner ROBERTS of West Baden, Bailey ROBERTS of Ethel, Mrs. Lois APPLE of Greenbrier, Mrs. Lota HARVEY of Ethel, Earl ROBERTS of English, Ernest ROBERTS of Ethel, eighteen grandchildren and a great grandchild. Also she is survived by four brothers and five sisters and many other relatives and friends. Her husband, Lynden ROBERTS, preceded her in death seven years ago this April 20th. How we shall miss that smile for one scarcely saw her otherwise, welcoming those who came to her home of business errands and treating all with a cordial sympathy Truly a faithful friend and helper and a dutiful wife and loving mother has gone. While death is a tragedy to the sorrowing ones, we have the assurance that if we live our life of preparation well, we will have a glad reunion on the farther shore. Peacefully sleeping resting at last. The world weary troubles and trials are past. In silence she suffered. In patience she bore Till God called her home. To suffer no more. She went not like the quarry slave at night, scourged to his dungeon but sustained and soothed like one who wrapped the drapery of her couch about her and lay down to pleasant dreams. Card of Thanks: We wish to extend our thanks to those who assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved mother. We especially thank Rev. William Hancock and the singers for their assistance. Children and family"

2nd obit: "Ethel: Funeral services for Mrs. Mima ROBERTS, 69 years old, were held Monday afternoon at the residence here. The Rev. William Hancock was in charge, and the Highfill Chapel choir sang. Burial was in the McDonald Cemetery. Mrs. ROBERTS, who had been postmistress here for the last 30 years, died Saturday of a paralytic stroke. SHe was found unconscious in a chair by her daughter, Mrs. Lota HARVEY, who lived with her, and she never regained consciousness. She was the widow of Lynden ROBERTS, who died seven years ago. Another daughter, Mrs. Winfred APPLE lives at Youngs Creek. Other survivors are five sons, Felix ROBERTS of Paoli, Ordner ROBERTS of West Baden, Earl ROBERTS of English, Bailey ROBERTS and Ernest ROBERTS of Ethel; five sisters, Mrs. Nannie LAND of French Lick, Mrs. George W. BROWN of English, Mrs. Iona PRUETT of Ethel, Mrs. Mary PAINTER and Mrs. Cora JONES of Illinois; four brothers, Thomas GILLIATT of Ethel, William GILLIATT of Paoli, Elmer GILLIATT of Decatur, Illinois and Felix GILLIATT of Illinois, 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild."

*NOTE-Mima's given name was Jemima Ann and her maiden name was GILLIATT, daughter of John H. and Lucinda KENDALL GILLIATT, all of Greenfield Twp., Orange County, Indiana. submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROBERTS, Ordner; a note on the newspaper article states it was in the Paoli paper and deducting his age according to his obituary and knowing he was born in Oct. of 1898, it is reasonable to assume he died in late 1962 or before October of 1963; "Frank Ordner ROBERTS, 65, a retired hotel man, died Friday afternoon in Bedford. Mr. Roberts was found dead in his room at the the Jefferson Hotel, a victim of a heart attack. Final rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Schmutzler funeral home in French Lick. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Roberts was a retired hotel desk clerk, working at the West Baden Hotel for 25 years and the French Lick Hotel for a year. He was employed at the Greystone Hotel in Beford for seven years prior to his retirement about a year ago. A native of West Baden, he was born October 13, 1898, a son of Lynden and Mima Gilliatt ROBERTS. He was married in 1917 to Mary C. HUMBERT, who survives. Surviving with his wife in West Baden, are three daughters, Mrs. Theodore Qualkenbush of West Baden, Miss Anna Lo ROBERTS of Owensboro, Ky., and Mrs. Betty Jane BOWLES of Louisville; ten grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Lota HON and Mrs. Winfred APPLE, both of Paoli and four brothers, Ernest and Bailey ROBERTS of Paoli, Earl ROBERTS of English, and Felix ROBERTS of Bedford." submitted by Barbara Whiteside

ROSS, William A.; "William A. ROSS, son of Ecceck and Iantha (MALANY) ROSS was born January 1, 1849 on a farm in Orange County, Indiana, near the village of Orangeville. And departed this life April 21, 1934, at the home of his daughter, near Kokomo. Having reached the aged of 85 years, 3 months, and 21 days. He was one of a family of seven children, five daughters and two sons, all of whom preceded him in death. In December of 1872 he was united in marriage to Maria Jane STACKHOUSE, two children were born to this union, Fannie and Charlie, with whom he has made his home since the death of his companion, Mar 18, 1931. Brother ROSS and his wife were both converted at the "Ames Chapel" M.E. Church in Orange County, Feb. 2, 1872. And at that time both united with the church. In the 52 years he has lived since his life has been a living testimony for god. What could be so wonderful as that? More than a half century spent in Gods service. Brother ROSS has been for many years a Licensed Local Preacher in the "Indiana M.E. Conference." For four years he was a singing Evangelist in the M.E. Vincennes District. An since coming to Elnora was chorister in the Elnora M.E. Church until very recent years. For many years he taught the young ladies Sunday School class in this church. There are very few people living in this community who have not felt the influence of this good christian man. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. ROSS were married they moved to Illinois where they lived a year, then they moved to Kentucky where they remained two years. After whcih they came back to their native state, where Mr. ROSS engaged in farming near Burns City. In 1895, he, with his family came to Elnora, where he established a harness and shoe shop. Later he with his son Charlie, formed a partnership in the Grocery business. Brother ROSS retiring from active business about 1921. Mr. ROSS was a "Singing Preacher" in his earlier life, and taught classes in many of the surrounding communities. Before music became a part of the course in the public schools Bro. ROSS was employed by some of the teachers to teach singing in their schools. His has been a long and useful life. His cheerful smile and words of encouragement have been a blessing to all with whom he mingled. His last sickness began in January and for the past two weeks his suffering was intense. But he was happy in his faith. Confident that "The Lord was his Shepherd, ..." His last words spoken that the family could understand was this prayer: "Father I know everything will come out alright; for the righteous are never forsaken, and his seed never beg bread." Brother ROSS is survived by his two children, Mrs. Fannie YOUNG, of Kokomo, and Charlie of Elnora, three grandchildren, Ross, of Frankfort, and Mrs. Ruth WEAVER, of Washington and Charles Edsel ROSS, of Elnora. Also seven great-grandchildren." from Tom McCart scrapbook

SHIRLEY, Leroy O'Blenis; "Leroy O'Blenis SHIRLEY son of Geo. and Elizabeth WILSON SHIRLEY was born near Orangeville, Indiana, September 20, 1845. He grew to manhood on the farm where he was born, here was laid the foundation for a noble character. He came to mature years among a splendid group of young people most of whom have gone on to their reward. He received his early education in the country schools afterward attending the Mitchell, Indiana, Seminary conducted by the Rev. J.K. HOWARD, later he attended Asbury and Indiana Universities. He taught several schools among them the Miller school in Northwest township at which time the writer of this sketch was one of his pupils. He was married to Mary Emily CAMPBELL April 7, 1870. To this union were born, Edward A., Maude L., Pearl, Herbert A., Ethel, and Ralph. Pearl and the mother have gone to their crowning. Herbert A. is a missionary in South Africa. Edward and Maude live at Tobasco, Ohio, Ethel, wife of Corwin PIERSON, lives in Peoria, Ill., and Ralph in Norwood, Ohio. All the living children were present at the funeral but Herbert. Brother SHIRLEY united with the church when about twenty years of age. From the time of his conversion until he passed away, he sought first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. Religion with him was an experience and a life of consecration and service. Such a life can only end in victory. About one year after his marriage he and his wife moved to Douglas County, Illinois, near Arcola, where they resided three years. Returning to Orange County they settled near the old homestead living there until 1883, when they removed to Linden (Linton?--vh), Indiana, Montgomery County. He spent thirteen years of his pilgrimage near that place. Three years of that time he dwelt in Tippecanoe County. In 1896 he returned with his family to Orleans, Indiana, taking up residence on his wife's homestead. It was here she passed away on August 18, 1914. In 1919 with his oldest son and daughter he removed to Clermont County near Tobasco, Ohio, where he spent the remaining years of his life. Brother SHIRLEY belonged to one of the oldest and best families of Orange County. His brother Dr. Henry SHIRLEY who practised medicine and enriched the world by his life, only a few years ago, preceded his brother to the sun bright clime. The oldest brother William C. SHIRLEY and the only sister Mrs. Lizzie McPHERSON of Long Beach, California survive. The 11th of November, 1926 at 11:45 a.m. at the age of 81 years 1 month and 21 days our brother quietly slipped away to join the church Triumphant. He leaves to mourn his departure five children, seven grandchildren one brother, one sister and many friends and relatives. --N.F. DENNY." from Tom McCart scrapbook

TOLBERT, George Franklin; "George Franklin TOLBERT, son of Shadrack and Albertine TOLBERT was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, May 10, 1866 and departed this life May 5, 1941. Aged 74 years 11 months and 25 days. He spent all his life near the place of his birth. Some 55 years ago in early life before he was 20 years of age he...became a member of Bonds Chapel M.E. church...On December 11, 1888 he was married to Mary J. WHITTINGTON. To this union were born, Edward L., Ora M., David M., Oscar, Felix N. and Mabel G. Felix preceded him to the spirit world in infancy 41 years ago. He leaves in this cruel world here below to mourn their loss, the aged widow, the five children, Ed of Saltillo, Oscar of Orleans, Dave, Mrs. Ora McCART and Mrs. Mabel BENNET of the Bonds Chapel neighborhood. Also three daughters-in-law, Stella, Hester and Edith TOLBERT, and two sons-in-law, Paul McCART and Stanley BENNET. Two brothers, Thomas H. and Harvey, two sisters, Mrs. Mary CHESTNUT and Drucie BROCK; thirty-two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives." from Tom McCart scrapbook

TOLBERT, Samuel Felix; this is handwritten into the scrapbook; "Mr. Samuel Felix TOLBERT passed away at the Dunn Hospital, Bedford, Indiana, December 17, 1938 at 8 a.m. following a long illness. He was born near Huron, Indiana March 17, 1874 and has spent most of his years in the near counties. He was loved and honored by many friends and relatives. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, was married to Miss Verna BARR of Shoals March 15th, 1897. To this union was born one daughter, Helen TOLBERT SCHWARTZ of Indianapolis. He had a second marriage to Mrs. Laura BURTON of Orleans and to this union was born one daughter Ruth TOLBERT of Orleans who is now living in Denver, Colorado. He was survived by three sisters, Mrs. Drucie BROCK and Minnie FELTNER of Bedford, Mrs. Mary CHESTNUT of Paoli, three brothers Frank TOLBERT and Thomas TOLBERT, both of Orange County and Harvey TOLBERT of Mitchell, also many nieces and nephews." from Tom McCart scrapbook

TOLBERT, Shadrach; "Shadrach TOLBERT, former prominent citizen of Northwest township, Orange County, died at his home in Orleans, Ind., Saturday morning, January 21, at the venerable age of 87 years, 9 months and 25 days. Mr. TOLBERT was the son of Henson and Polly Ann TOLBERT, who was born near Bonds Chapel, March 26, 1844. When only a lad, he enlisted in service during the Civil war, and served throughout the struggle. On April 15, 1865, he was united in marriage to Albertine SINK, of North Carolina. Eight children were given to bless their home: George F. and Thomas H. living near Orangeville; Mrs. Mary CHESTNUT, Paoli; Mrs. Drusie BROCK, Bedford, Ind.; Sam, Orleans, Ind.; Anna, who died when a child; Harvey, Mitchell, Ind.; and Mrs. Minnie FELKNOR, Bedford, Ind. Mr. TOLBERT was a farmer. He also served his neighbors near and far during the threshing season with one of the finest threshing machines in the community--beginning in the days of the horse-power. He has been a member of the order of F. and A. M. for over 40 years. He was converted to the Christian faith under the pastorate of Rev. SHIVELY, and united with the Bonds Chapel M.E. Church, where he held membership till his death. Mr. TOLBERT enjoyed good health, and was very active in the walks of life until age obliged him to retire. He has lived the last six years in Orleans, Ind. She who had been his bosom companion for 60 years died July 4th, 1925. He, himself, was stricken with paralysis last Wednesday morning, January 18th, and died Saturday morning, January 21. Of the immediate relatives, the bereaved are one sister, Hannah BARKLEY, of West Baden, 25 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. Also numerous other relatives and friends. In the decease of Mr. TOLBERT, the community loses an aged, honored, and respected citizen. Funeral services were held at Bonds Chapel, Sunday afternoon, January 22, the Rev. J.S. GODWIN, pastor, of Orleans, M.E. Church, officiating. The Orleans lodge of F. and A.M. were in attendance in a body and performed the funeral rites in a very impressive way. The large attendance of relatives and friends showed the high esteem in which Mr. TOLBERT was held. Interment was made in the Bonds Chapel cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook

TRINKLE, Elijah; "ELIJAH TRINKLE was born in Orange County, Indiana August 26, 1866. He was married to ETTA JONES in July 1890. To this union were born three children, one boy and two girls. ELIJAH TRINKLE died of pneumonia February 9, 1900, aged 33 years, 5 months and 12 days. Left to mourn his demise were his wife, three children, his father and mother, three brothers, seven sisters and a grandfather. His remains were interred in the Marengo Cemetery." from Linda Lockhart

WELLS, Samuel; "SAMUEL WELLS, an old and respected citizen of Southeast Township, Orange County, died at his home January 20, 1899 after a short illness. His son JESSE WELLS, who lived near his father, died the same day at a later hour of pneumonia. SAMUEL WELLS was a model citizen and had made an officious township official for several terms. JESSE WELLS was the father of a large family, some of whom are grown and married. A double funeral was held for the father and son with interrment in the Rock Springs Cemetery." from Linda Lockhart

WHITTINGTON, Delmer S.; "Little Delmer Sherwin WHITTINGTON was born at Admire, Kansas, July 2, 1918 and passed away at his home April 19, 1930 at the age of 11 years, 9 months and 17 days. He was a patient little sufferer after the first four months of his life, due to serious illness and while unable to enjoy many of life's pleasures, he had the love, care and kindness bestowed upon him that no other but a loving father, mother and brothers could give. They were never too busy with life's duties nor pleasures to give him his smallest wants and little Delmer's "thanks" were always a smile. All was done for him that they and medical aid could do. He is one who will be greatly missed by his family, many relatives and a host of friends. He leaves to mourn his loss his father, mother and three brothers, Cletus, Burch and Lyle. Funeral services were held at the Admire church. Rev. BUSSART gave a short talk. Glenn LYON, Albion LYON, and Gladys MILLER sang. The High School quartet sang "Bright Jewels for His Crown." Pallbearers were Albion MILLER, Ervin HIERONYMUS, Robert BURKEPILE, Everett SHEWMAKER, Wilmon GOODRICK and Clifford SPADE. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. He was laid to rest in the Ivy cemetery. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank the community for all the help and sympathy in our bereavement. --Mr. and Mrs. C.N. WHITTINGTON, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus WHITTINGTON, Burch and Lyle" from Tom McCart scrapbook

WHITTINGTON, George; "George H. WHITTINGTON, son of Jas. R. and Nancy WHITTINGTON, was born in Orange county Jan. 18, 1875, and died at the Woodmere Hospital in Evansville, Ind., Aug. 22, 1921, aged 46 years, 7 months and 4 days. While he was yet a babe some three or four years old he had a brain fever from which he never fully recovered. He became an epileptic and suffered with this awful disease all his life. In February, 1904, he was sent to the above named institute and remained an inmate until the death angel unlocked the gate and set his soul free. He leaves an aged father and mother, one brother, C.N. WHITTINGTON, of Almire, Kas., and one sister, Mary J. TOLBERT, of this vicinity, and a number of friends, not to mourn their loss, but rather to rejoice to know that George is done with the sorrows and sufferings of this life and has gone to that land where epilepsy is unknown and where all are equal. Funeral at Bonds, conducted by Rev. COLLINSON. We thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness in helping to lay our son and brother away. --Mr. and Mrs. James WHITTINGTON, Son and Daughter." from Tom McCart scrapbook

WHITTINGTON, James R.; "James R. WHITTINGTON, son of John and Sarah CLIMER WHITTINGTON, was born in North Carolina, March 29, 1839. The father and mother moved to Indiana in 1844, and settled in Orange county. The father and family lived in a log house about a mile west of Bonds Chapel when a destructive hurricane swept over the community, destroying much property, leveling the forest about a mile in width, and extending about 7 miles in a northeasterly direction toward what is now the town of Georgia in Lawrence county. The house in which the family lived was torn down, but none of the family were seriously injured. The father regarded their escape from death as almost a miracle. In the ROBERTS family, a near neighbor, one of the family was killed. In the neighborhood of Bonds Chapel the deceased grew to manhood and the most of his life was spent in Northwest township, Orange county. He was married to Nancy D. JONES in September 1857. To this union were born six children, Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Thomas W., George H., an infant, and Chas. Newton. All the children have preceded him to the spirit world except Mary and Newton. When our flag was fired upon at Fort Sumpter every patriotic heart was insulted. Brother WHITTINGTON responded to his country's call and joined the 49 Ind. Vol. He was a member of Captain John A. RITTER's Company G. Only two of his company survive, Judge T.B. BUSKIRK, of Paoli, and William C. SHIRLEY, of Orleans. After three years of service he was mustered out without a scar. He was a good soldier. 50 years ago under ministery of the Rev. C.W. WOODS he united with the M.E. Church at Bonds Chapel, and for more than 40 years he has been a faithful member of the church. Seven years ago he and the wife of his youth moved to Huron. Here they resided sharing each others joys and sorrows until husband was called away. On last Saturday morning April 9, 1927, the soldier who had answered the roll call on the tented field for three years, answered to the roll call of heaven, and was mustered out. He belongs to immortals of the civil war, and his tent is pitched on fames eternal camping ground. He was 88 years and 11 days of age. He leaves to mourn his departure, the wife of his youth, now 92 years old, two children, Mrs. Mary J. TOLBERT of Orange county, and Newton whose home is near Emporia, Kan., 13 grand-children, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, one sister, Ivy BROWN of Vincennes, Ind., two brothers, Joseph of Orleans, and Elvis of Mitchell; three half brothers and many friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at Bonds Chapel by N.F. DENNY, assisted by the pastor, Rev. JOHNSON. At the close of the service, as a tribute of respect, W.C. SHIRLEY presented a flag to the wife of the deceased with the names of T.B. BUSKIRK and W.C. SHIRLEY engraved on the flag staff. The only surviving members of company G 49 Ind. Vol. --N.F. DENNY" from Tom McCart scrapbook

WHITTINGTON, Nancy D.; "Mrs. Nancy D. WHITTINGTON, widow of James R. WHITTINGTON, a Civil War veteran, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary J. TOLBERT near Bond's Chapel at 5 p.m. Thursday. She was born in Indiana to Lewis and Sarah TOLAR JONES Mar 7, 1835, being 95 years, 10 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. She was married when young to Jas. R. WHITTINGTON who preceded her to the grave many years ago. The funeral will be at Bonds Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Burial in the cemetery adjoining. She is survivied by one son, Newton WHITTINGTON of Kansas and one daughter, Mrs. Mary J. TOLBERT at whose home she died. She was held very dear by the many friends who knew her and will be laid away with regret by a host of friends." from Tom McCart scrapbook

2nd obit: "Nancy D. JONES was born March 7, 1835, and passed away after a lingering illness, Jan. 22, 1931, at the advanced age of 95 years, 10 months and 15 days. She was the last survivor of a family of ten children. She spent all her long and eventful life near the scenes of her birth and childhood. At the age of 18 years, before there had been any church organized in the community, she was converted in the home, and became a charter member of the Bonds Chapel Methodist Episcopal church. With her going the last of the charter members of this church is transferred to the Church Triumphant. In September 1857, she united in marriage to James R. WHITTINGTON. To this union were born six children, Sarah Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Thomas W., George H., an infant, and Chas. Newton. All the children have preceded her to the spirit world except Mary J. and Newton. Also her husband, who passed away April 9, 1927. Since his death she has made her home with her daughter Mary. Mrs. WHITTINGTON was deeply religious. Throughout her long life she never lost her love for, and interest in the church, and all for which it stands. She loved the Bible, and spent many pleasant hours in reading and meditating on its truths. It can truthfully be said that one of God's saints has been called to her Eternal Home. Mrs. WHITTINGTON leaves to mourn her departure, two children, Mary J. TOLBERT, with whom she made her home, and Charles Newton, of Admire, Kas., 12 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Bonds on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., in charge of Rev. L.H. ICE. Interment was made in the Bonds cemetery. CARD OF THANKS: We desire to thank our friends, neighbors and relatives who assisted in any way during the illness and passing of our dear mother. We especially thank Bro. ICE for his consoling words of comfort, and the singers for their beautiful selections. --Mr. and Mrs. Frank TOLBERT, Mr. and Mrs. C.N. WHITTINGTON." from Tom McCart scrapbook

WHITTINGTON, Thomas; "Tom Whit"; "Thomas Milton WHITTINGTON, son of James R. and Nancy WHITTINGTON, was born in Orange County near Huron, Indiana, August 19, 1865 and died at his home with apoplexy of the brain. He grew to young manhood with his parents but at the age of nineteen years, feeling the call of the West, he came to Kansas, settling near Miller where he stayed one year. In 1886 he came to the ranch of T.J. PRICE and son, where with the exception of one year which he spent at his old home, he has since resided, gaining the respect of his employers and employees by his sterling worth and humane consideration. He was married to Grace MAYO, daughter of L. and S.E. MAYO at Barclay, Kansas, March 13, 1893. To this union four children were born, one baby son, Freddie, having crossed the river seventeen years ago. Those left to mourn are his wife, Mrs. Grace WHITTINGTON, one son, Don WHITTINGTON, two daughters, Mrs. Chester PRICE and Myrtle WHITTINGTON and a grandson, Eugene. Also and aged father and mother, two brothers, Geo. H. and C.N. WHITTINGTON and one sister, Mrs. Mary TALBERT. Tom was always kind hearted and generous, nothing seeming to please him better than the little acts of kindness he was able to perform for his dear ones. He was a good neighbor, a true friend, a loving husband, and kind and indulgent father. Believing and doing right for right's sake instead of what he might gain from the doing. Funeral services were held at the Reading M.E. Church Monday at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L.J. GILLHAM and interment made in the Barclay cemetery." from Tom McCart scrapbook