Orange County Obituaries


ALLEGRE, Melissa J.; "Melissa J. BAKER, was born April 2, 1853, to William and Eliza BAKER, near Orleans, Indiana, and departed this life, April 18, 1931, at the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. C.A. COLGLAZIER, of the Bryantsville neighborhood, aged 78 years, 15 days. Excepting an aged half-sister, Mrs. S.E. EDWARDS, of Lebanon, Ohio, she is the last of a large, representative family to answer the final summons. Her father, "Uncle Bill" as he was familiarly known was a pioneer Baptist minister and preached in many of the rural churches and school houses of this section of the country. He was often acompanied on these preaching tours by Melissa, who has throughout life been justly proud of her preacher-father. The deceased was married to Cyrus F. ALLEGRE, December 31, 1873. Five children, two sons and three daughters, came to bless this union. W.F. ALLEGRE, Mitchell, Ind.; E.R. ALLEGRE, of Orleans, Ind.; Mrs. C.A. COLGLAZIER, of Bryantsville; Mrs. Harry SEARS, of Bedford, Ind.; and Mrs. E.C. QUAKENBUSH, of Leipsic, Ind. These children, 18 grand children and four great grand-children and many other relatives, neighbors and friends are mourning today the departure of mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. After a few brief years of happy married life the husband and father passed away, leaving the young mother to rear her little family alone. She courageously met the problems of life with an unfailing faith in God's goodness, ever anxious that her children attain the high ideal she set for them, always admonishing them to pattern their lives after Jesus Christ, whom she loved and served. She was converted and became a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist curch in early girlhood, where she has ever been loyal, faithful to all church obligations and interested not only in the welfare of her own church, but in the progress of kingdom work everywhere. Six weeks ago Mrs. ALLEGRE was stricken with neuritis and complications arose which baffled the skill of her physicians. During her illness she was cheerful and hopeful of recovery that she might hear the gospel preached again, but was resigned to the will of God and often spoke of the beauties of heaven with her loved ones all there. [poem]" fromTom McCart scrapbook

BIRD, Sarepta; "SAREPTA BIRD, nee STROUD, was born in Orange County in 1828, probably May 22. She was married to SAMUEL BIRD who preceded her in death by several years. SAREPTA BIRD lived a faithful Christian life and adhered firmly to the principles of the church of the United Brethren in Christ. She died at her home near Valeene, Indiana on February 3, 1900, aged 71 years, 8 months and 11 days. Brother Jacobs, of the Christian Church conducted services with burial in the Marengo Cemetery." fromLinda Lockhart

BRINSON, Clifford; "Clifford M. BRINSON was born December 22, 1890 in Delaware Co., IN and died at the National Military Home in Marion, IN on June 11, 1929. Clifford BRINSON joined the US Navy and spent three years in that service and was honorably discharged. With the opening of World War 1, he enlisted in the US Army and served eighteen months overseas with Co.#274 as a Prisoner of War escort. Upon being discharged from the US Army, Clifford BRINSON came to Orange Co. where his parents, Thomas A. and Mary BRINSON, had settled S.E. of Paoli during the war. He married Miss Nellie LONGEST in 1920 and three children, Leona, Carl and William were born into this family. They along with the widow mourn the lost of the husband and father." fromLinda Lockhart

CARROLL, Samuel; "Samuel CARROLL, 91, Civil War Veteran, Stricken Last Week; BETHEL--Samuel CARROLL, father of Grant CARROLL, of Orleans, passed away Wednesday morning at the home of a son in Vincennes following a paralytic stroke, at the age of 91 years. Mr. CARROLL lived in this vicinity when a young man and married a Miss MATHERS, whose brother was buried here only two days before, and she passed away many years ago. He later remarried, and is survived by one daughter, three sons, and eight grandchildren. Short funeral services were held at the residence by the Rev. Charles W. WHITMAN of Vincennes, after which the remains were brought here and funeral services were conducted by the Rev. M.B. McCLURE of Orleans. Mrs. Omer KIRBY and O.R. BROOKS sang, "Going down the Valley" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" with Mrs. Frank CARROLL accompanist. Mr. CARROLL was a veteran of the Civil war, and burial was given military honors with Ernest GARDNER, G.W. JENKINS, E.J. OCHES, Ray CLOUD, Fred OSBORNE, and Ray MARTIN as pall bearers. The Gardner mortuary of Vincennes had charge of the burial, which was in the Bethel cemetery beside the wife who passed on so many years ago." fromTom McCart scrapbook

CHAILLAUX, John Leon; "John Leon CHAILLAUX, son of Louis Jules and Alice CARROLL CHAILLAUX, was born near Orleans, Indiana, Oct. 18, 1860. His father was born in France, but came to the United States in his young manhood where he engaged in the stone business. Mr. CHAILLAUX learned the stone business and trained himself also for a teacher. These were the two principal occupations which he followed alternately as long as his health permitted. Mr. CHAILLAUX lived in New York state for a number of years and wherever his work took him. He taught in the public shcools of Indiana and was principal in the Indian schools of South Dakota. He was later engaged in the stone business in Bedford, Ind. He was a man with fine sensibilities, a jolly disposition, and possessed a fine cultural instinct which was refined by his training. He was married to Miss Ida SPENCER in Indiana. To this union were born four children: Blanche of Los Angeles, Mrs. Maude EIDSON of Pasadena, Leon of Beverly Hills, and Chloe who died in childhood. Mr. CHAILLAUX came to California in 1926 and passed away suddenly with little warning January 14, 1932, in Pasadena. He was a faithful attendant at Temple Baptist church while living in Los Angeles. His family mourn him as a tender and loving husband and father whose greatest wish was to see them happy and successful. He was zealously devoted to his two small grandsons, George and Rene EIDSON. We feel sure his faith in God was expressed by his interest in Christian living and church attendance. Besides the widow, three children, and two grandsons there survive to mourn Mr. CHAILLAUX's passing: one brother, James A., and three sisters, Rheu and Alpha CHAILLAUX, and Mrs. Adella RITTER all of Orleans, Indiana, and many relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. January 16th from the Utter funeral parlors in Los Angeles by Rev. Berney HUDSON of the Imanuel Baptism church. The remains were placed in the receiving vault of Rosedale cemetery and will later be brought to Indiana for burial. We pray that the comfort of the gospel may be the stay and assurance of those who mourn his passing. "fromTom McCart scrapbook

CLEVELAND, Earl; "Earl CLEVELAND Passes: ....Earl Melvin CLEVELAND, son of George W. and Elizabeth EDWARDS CLEVELAND was born September 15, 1911, and entered into rest after a long and severe illness September 7, 1930. The stay of the years of his earthlife were short, to him, it was not given to reach a ripe old age, only 18 years, 11 months and 21 days being the length of his stay on earth...At the age of eleven he professed Christ under the preaching of Rev. Fred DAVIESS and united with Bethel Christian church, and has ever tried to live true to his Savior. He loved the church and Sunday School and will be sadly missed. During his sickness he often gave expression to his abiding faith in his Savior and calmly and peacefully fell asleep. After finishing the grade school he entered the Orleans High School, graduating with class of 1930. His health began to fail in February and he was not able to attend the commencement. He was an excellent student and his pleasant disposition will be remembered by his teachers, classmates and friends. His untimely death leaves the home desolate and lonely but the memory of his kind words and cheerful disposition will live on. He is gone but his kind hearted jovial and affectionate nature will lighten and brighten the way for many a troubled hear. Our loss is his eternal gain. He leaves to mourn a father, mother, two brothers, Roscoe and Edmund, one sister, Eva, and a host of other relatives and friends. [poem] Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S.E. WELLS at Bethel Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Bethel cemetery. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks to all the kind neighbors and friends who assisted us in any way during the illness and death of our beloved son, Earl. We also wish to thank the donors of the beautiful flowers." fromTom McCart scrapbook

CLOUD, James A.; "James Ambrose CLOUD was born in Orleans, Indiana, Jan. 16, 1867, and passed away Nov. 19, 1929. He was the eldest son of Wm. T. and Nancy Ann SHIELDS CLOUD. Three boys were the result of this union, the subject of this sketch, John Burton, who died at the age of three years and Frank S. of Warner, N.H. Descending from our early pioneer stock his ancestry traces back to James SHIELDS who fought for liberty in the Continental Army, and lies buried in the Bethel cemetery west of town. Mr. CLOUD's entire life was spent in and near Orleans, except a few years of his youth with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John MONICAL on a farm near Vincennes. To them he owed much for assistance and counsel. He united with the Christian church about forty years ago under L.L. CARPENTER, and was ever interested in its activities; with his experience in construction work he rendered valuable service as a member of the building committee when the present church building was erected. Mr. CLOUD was united in marriage to Sally May WELLMAN, Jan. 19, 1893, by the Rev. U.G. SUTHERLIN; three sons were born to them, Henry R., Roy L. and John Beryl, deceased. A varied business career extended over a period of thirty-five years. He had the vision to see when an opportunity offered itself; this, with sound judgment and keen insight into the needs of the community, led him into new activities that many would have hesitated to undertake, all of which under his guidance proved successful. His first business venture was that of operating a threshing machine for a short time; in 1895 he started a grocery in the Wiley Hardman block; the desire to add a line of dry goods necessitated larger quarters, undaunted he grasped his opportunity; burning the brick, hiring labor by the day, he erected his first building on what was known as Gifford corner. This was occupied by the Cloud general store and Shirley Bros., hardware. Success gave him courage and he entered into general contracting. Among his buildings are the ones occupied by Cloud Bros., the First National Bank of Mitchell, the County House and numerous residences. He organized the Orleans Cabinet Co., erected and equipped the factory and was active in its management for a number of years. He also entered the field of gravel road contracting, building roads in this and Knox county. He was the first Auto sales agent in Orleans, having the agency for the Cadillac car from 1908 to 1912. He has been identified with Agricultural interests for a number of years, having owned an operated a farm. The value of a citizen to a small community who had such a vision as he cannot be measured. We stand in need of men who believe in our home town and are not afraid to pull for it. Throughout his business career his selective quality was one of his most outstanding characteristics; he gathered about him such men as Uncle John McCULLOUGH, James CUNNINGHAM, James OWENS, and others, keeping them in his employ many years. This was further noticed in the quality of merchandise he selected. Of late years he took much pride in his herd of registered Jersey cattle, believing that the best is none too good he purchased from the Elmdorff herd, adding just recently two from the famous Hartman herd...Surviving are the bereft widow, the two sons and their families, the brother and an aged uncle and aunt. This obituary was prepared by Fred L. SHIRLEY, a friend and associate. They started in the mercantile business the same year in adjoining rooms and have continued thus through all the years. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church on Friday afternoon, with Rev. Fred R. DAVIES of Charleston, Ind., in charge. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery." fromTom McCart scrapbook

DAVIS, Henry; "Henry DAVIS, last survivor of a family of five sons and four daughters born to Marine and Sarah DAVIS, was born in Lawrence County, Indiana, on January 26, 1846, and died at the home of his son in Gary, Ind., April 7, 1930, aged 84 years, 2 months and 11 days. While yet hardly more than a boy he enlisted in Company C, 58th Indiana Vol. Inf. He was proud to be a member of the G.A.R. and appreciated the interest taken in him by the Relief Corps and the Daughters of Veterans. Late in 1865 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Harriet E. DAVIS, the widow of his soldier brother, John, who had fallen in battle. Becoming a real father to his dead brother's son, now the Rev. Frank W. DAVIS, of the Indiana Conference. To this union were born nine children, three dying in infancy and two after they had established homes of their own. This wife and mother passed to her reward October 20, 1890. On April 17, 1893, he was married again to Mrs. Lucy McGAUHEY and became a father to her son and daughter. To this union were born two daughters, one dying in infancy. Very early in life he became a member of the M.E. Church, and filled about every position in the church short of the Ministry, and on occasions even performing some of its tasks without assuming the title. Late in 1898 he sold his farm and came to Bloomington, and almost immediately became a class leader in First Church, holding the office for about twenty-five years. All his life, till ill health prevented, he took an active interest in the church. He was an old fashioned Methodist and believed in experimental religion. The write of this sketch can not recall that he ever had an enemy. He lived the religion he professed, both in the home and before the public, and therefore had the respect of all who knew him. He was a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father. Any one coming into the home would not have noticed any difference between his own and his step-children, nor were they ever made to feel that there was any difference. To him they were all his children. Three years ago last December he was again bereft of his companion and has since been living with his children. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ann RIGGS, Mrs. Martha SHILDS and Mrs. Bessie RIGGS, all of Bloomington; two sons, Joseph B., of Gary, and James A., of Bloomington; one step-son, Rev. Frank W. DAVIS, of Milton, Ind.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Nina DAVIS, of Gary; nineteen grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends." fromTom McCart scrapbook

DENNY, Christopher S.; "In Memory of My Brother: Christopher S. DENNY, son of Harvey and Margaret J. LEE DENNY, was born at the old Denny mill on Lost River, 4 miles northeast of West Baden, Ind., Aug. 9th, 1855, at the home, where he was born, he lived until he grew to manhood. He attended school at the old Miller school house. Here he was favored with a fine lot of teachers, Dr. W.P. HOBBS, Volney BAKER, Miss Lou DAVIES, Miss Mary HARBISON, Miss Mattie MERCER, Miss Jane PIRKTHAL, L.P. BROWN, Henry FAUCETT and Theadore STACKHOUSE. L.P. BROWN is the only surviving teacher. The old home was broken up by the death of his father and Robert, his brother, in 1874. He moved with his brother, N.F. DENNY, to Nemeha county, Kansas, in March 1878. Here he was married to Miss Delia BURGESS in February 1880. To this union was born four children, Chester, Roy, Matt and Frank. He moved from Senoca, Kas., to Orangeville and run the mill there one year for Hicks & Son. He then moved to Mitchell, and in February, 1887, moved to Des Moines, Ia. For several years he was field agent for the Esterly Harvester Company, and when they went out of business he settled up the business of the state for the company. He then accepted a position with Sims Gray & Co., dealers in farm implements, where he worked for several years; then was employed by the Hawkeye Transfer Co. for several years from which he resigned and accepted a position with the John Deere Plow Co., as agent for Des Moines, Iowa. This position he held for many years. His untiring energy, genial disposition and honesty won for him a place in the buiness world that endeared him to all who knew him. During a meeting held in Des Moines by Billy Sunday several years ago, he was converted. He soon became one of the leaders of the Highland M.E. church, and the same energy and like that had been put into business was put into the church. He had been reared around a family alter, and as soon as converted erected one in his own home. April 26, 1923, after a hard days work he started home, on his way he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never entirely recovered. After two years and eight months of affliction he quietly slipped away and left us to mourn. He leaves a wife, three sons, one daughter, seen grandchildren and one brother...After a pleasant visit of two weeks together last July, in which we lived over again our boyhood days, we had to bid each other goodbye. Wednesday night, July 22, we had to say good night. When we meet again it will be good morning. God bless the church he served so well, and may the Man of Galilee, who spoke words of cheer to Mary and Martha, comfort and cheer the wife and children. The 30th of November, 1925, at 2:15 p.m., the sun of life went down to rise in fairer worlds on high. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor of Highland Park M.E. church, of which he was a member, after which he was laid to rest in the Des Moines cemetery. --N.F. DENNY." fromTom McCart scrapbook

DENNY, Rev. Nathan Frank; handwritten on clipping--died Nov. 26, 1933; "Nathan Frank DENNY, son of Harvey and Margaret Lee DENNY, was born in Orangeville, Orange County, Indiana, October 4, 1850. His descendents are traceable to the state of Virginia, and who were immediately related by blood realtionship to those who engaged themselves in history-making during the formative years of the new Republic. Brother DENNY was reared in a christian home and this religious atmosphere prevailed in the fine community where he grew to young manhood. It is small wonder that we find him at the early age of ten identifying himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church and embracing religion as was true with those of his own household. This gracious experience came to him on a night in February in the year 1860. Seventy-three years he walked with Christ. He took pardonable pride in the fact that his father, among other fine things accomplished, built the church at Orangeville, as also at Wesley Chapel, just a few miles east of his birthplace, and in so doing his father likewise aided in a material fashion for the building of right principles into the life of the son, which resulted in the strongest appreciation and respect for the church and the most wonderful love for Christ as any man could possibly hope to attain. His early education was received largely in the schools contigious to the home of his birth. Plato always sustained right relations with God, and who was taught and practiced morality and self-control, and who possesses courage sufficient to stand for right principles in the presence of wrong-doers, was a highly educated man. Thus Frank DENNY was a graduate of that university with the highest honors. In the year of 1870, November 8th, he was united in marriage with Lydia SOUTHERN, a lady of beautiful christian graces, and she was a genuine companion, a wonderful mother, and in this home of happiness eight children were born. Thus her labors of love continued for a period of 42 years, and on June the third, 1912, she ceased her labors here on earth to be forever with the Lord. Four of the eight children preceded the father in death, Maggie, Anna, Lester and Clara. Surviving are three sons and one daughter, James H., Robert F., Elza O. and Minnie Esther. Brother DENNY was licensed as a local minister about 52 years ago, and upon receiving such authority he went forth to preach the unsearchable riches of the Christ whom he loved so well, and for nine years he continued till the year 1890 when he was received as a member of the Indiana Conference. Thereupon he served effectively and favorably the following charges: Orangeville, the place of his birth, the place of his re-birth, his first and last charge. Hymerra, Plainville, Monroe City, Cory, Lyons, Jasonville, Prairieton, Gibson St., Princeton, Wesley Chapel, Evansville, Main Street, New Albany, Orleans, Huntingburg, Depauw, West Baden. This wonderful man of God was really a great preacher, his language was pure, logical, and with all sanely religious and profound. His musical voice whether in address or song, was compelling. This personal representative of Jesus Christ loved folks, and the thousands of those with whom he came in close proximity attest to the wholesome influence of such a good life lived in their presence. Like the Savior whilst here he took a loaf and blessed and brake it and the people feasted upon it and were satisfied, but the Loaf remained undiminished and will continue to bless humankind forever and forever. No child or children, grandchildren, great grandchildren ever could have a more manly loving father and grandfather than was Nathan Frank DENNY to them. No father has ever had a more noble dutiful and loving group of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who were so solicitous and so proud of a father and grandfather than they were to him. He leaves in his going as above mentioned the three sons and one daughter, 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and now after 83 years, 1 month and 22 days, 73 years in the Church and more than fifty years as an Itinerant Methodist Preacher this Good Soldier of the Cross has laid aside his Armor to receive his well deserved Crown, and all that remains mortal is returned to the home of his Nativity to await the Resurrection Morn." fromTom McCart scrapbook

DICKEY, Albert B., Springs Valley Herald (March 28, 1929) Death Notice
A. B. Dickey, a former resident of West Baden, died at the home of his niece in Bloomington last Tuesday, March 26th, after a paralytic stroke. The body was removed from Bloomington to West Baden by ambulance Thursday and services were conducted at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Mr. dickey was 80 years, 11 months and 21 days old at the time of his death. He was well known and loved by a number of friends as he was associated with so many different people when he carried the rural mail out of West Baden for a number of years. The entire community extends their sympathy to the grieved children. The wife and one daughter have preceded him in death. Those of the children surviving are L. S. Dickey of West Baden; James, of Detroit; Orpheus of Shoals; Bruce of Cleveland; Clarence, of Bloomington and one daughter, Mrs. Olive Wycoff, of Mitchell, Ind. Also he leaves a number of grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Interment was held at the Southern cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (April 18, 1929) Obituary
Albert B. Dickey, son of Duncan and Almeda Dickey, was born in Northwest Township, Orange County, Indiana, April 5th, 1847. In the township in which he was born he grew to manhood and lived continuously for fifty years, with the exception of one years he lived in Seneca, Kansas. With the exception of one year, he has been a resident of Orange County eighty-two years. His father went to California in 1850 and died there, leaving a wife an four children. Albert being the oldest son, naturally shared with the mother much of the cares of family.
When sixteen years of age, he answered his County's call and enlisted in Company F. of the 17th Indiana Volunteers. After the close of the war, he went to school at old Smith Schoolhouse near where he was born. He also attended Normal School at Orleans, and under the wise leadership of Professor John M. Bloss, he prepared himself to teach school and for many years was one of the most efficient teachers of Orange County.
In 1868 he was married to Celia S. Southern. To this union were born eight children. Orpheus M. of Shoals, Ind.;Alice Wycoff of Mitchell, Ind.; Mary, who departed this life at the age of twenty four years; James A. of Detroit, Mich.; Maggie, whose brief life ended with two summers; Leonard S, of West Baden, Ind.; Bruce A. of Cleveland, Ohio; and Clarence L. of Bloomington, Indiana.
Brother Dickey was happily converted at Bonds Chapel. After he was married he erected a family altar. He was active in church work. He was one of the trustees that help built Faucetts Chapel. In May, 1890, a shadow fell upon his pathway that never was lifted. The wife of his youth went away and left him and seven children to mourn. When he moved to West Baden, he was elected as trustee of the M. E. Church and was active in the erection of the new church. He was a member of the Bazil Decker Post of the Grand Army of the Republic at West Baden, Indiana. He was a born patriot, a highly respected citizen, a model husband, an affectionate indulgent father; earth never bore upon its bosom a better friend. For the past two years, he has been a constant sufferer and for eighteen months he has been confined to his room, a helpless invalid. during his long suffering, he has been patient and resigned. He took sick at the home of his niece, Mrs. Eva Atwater in Bloomington. In this home, Mr. Atwater and wife did all they could do to relieve the suffering of Brother Dickey. He who said that a cup of water given in the name of a Disciple shall not lose its reward will certainly reward these relatives and friends.
Tuesday, March 26th, the soldier who answered the roll call on the tented field and weary march answered to the roll call of Heaven and was mustered out and pitched his tent in Fame's eternal camping ground. May God bless the church he loved so well and may his mantle fall upon his children's children. If he had lived until the 5th of April he would have been eighty-two years old.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church in West Baden, Indiana. The Reverend John M. Walker of Evansville, Indiana, former superintendent of New Albany district, preached the funeral. A large audience attended the service. The floral offerings were many. Interment was at the old Southern cemetery six miles north of West Baden. Reverend Montgomery, his pastor, officiated at the grace and pronounced the benediction and the mortal remains of our brother was laid to rest to await the resurrection of the just. FromTom McCart scrapbook

GIBBONS, America Margaret; "America Margaret WILSON, daughter of George W. WILSON and America (BLACK) WILSON, was born January 25, 1837, in Orleans township, Orange County. Her childhood and girlhood days to young womanhood was spent on her father's farm in Northwest township. She attended the pioneer schools of that period, and was married to Asa GIBBONS, December 26, 1858. On August 19, 1862, her husband enlisted in defense of his country, and left mother with two babes to fight the battles of life while he fought the battles of his country. On May 11, 1865, he returned to his home and loved ones, wounded and broken in health which resulted in paralysis causing his death May 31, 1904, and mother was left to travel the rest of life's journey companionless. On the 13th of October, 1925, at the ripe old age of 88 years, 8 months and 18 days she went peacefully to sleep to awake on the Beautiful Isles of Somewhere to forever dwell with loved ones gone before. Mother suffered many afflictions and sorrows, but they are over. On October 8, 1862, her eldest brother was killed at the Battle of Perryville, Ky., while fighting in defense of his country. Another brother died a few years ago leaving only one brother, J.H. WILSON, of Hymera, Ind., the only survivor of this pioneer family. Her two sisters preceded her in death. She leaves three sons, William R. GIBBONS, of Orleans, Dr. John A. GIBBONS and Dr. George L GIBBONS, of Mitchell, and one daughter, Mrs. Bell SCARLETT of Orangeville; her youngest daughter, Amanda Ruth, died while yet a small child. She also has one half sister, Mrs. Ollie WININGER, of Paoli, and one half brother at Anderson, Ind. About one month before she died she said to her oldest son, "I am soon going on a long journey, it will be the happiest day of my life and I am going rejoicing. I don't want you to grieve or weep, but rejoice with me for you will know, you will understand." The funeral service was conducted at Bethel, Thursday, by Rev. Frank DENNY, a life long friend and neighbor, assisted by Rev. GODWIN, of Orleans, another friend of long years standing and Rev. HAM, of Orangeville. Six of The American Legion boys of Mitchell acted as pall bearers. We are thankful for the beautiful tributes of flowers among which one from Mrs. Harriett BROWN. She and mother made an agreement that the one that was called away first, the survivor would place a boquet on her grave. Mrs. BROWN has fulfilled her promise. We appreciate the kindness of Ed HAVERLY, the undertaker, the touch of fraternal friendship he gave to me in my deepest sorrow I shall not forget. To Rev. DENNY, Rev. GODWIN, Rev. HAM, for their words of consolation. To the choir for the beautiful songs and to our many friends we extend to you our heartfelt and never dying gratitude. May God bless you all. --W.R.G." fromTom McCart scrapbook

HALL, Charles Richard; "Charles Richard HALL, son of Richard and Angeline DUNCAN HALL, was born in Orange county, Indiana, April 3, 1874. He passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren HUGHES, Bedford, Indiana, Thursday night, Sept. 1, 1932, being at the time of his death 58 years, 4 months and 29 days of age. His father died when Charles was yet an infant and he was reared in the home of his uncle, Jesse RIGGS. He was married to Eva TROWBRIDGE, Dec. 2, 1896. To this union were born three children, Gletas, Elta and Raymond. His wife passed to the great beyond July 22, 1920. In early life he united with the Mt. Horeb Baptist church in which he remained faithful until death. He was a member of Orangeville chapter of Odd Fellows. Charlie, as he was familiarly known was of an affectionate and cheerful disposition. His real worth is attested by all who knew him and especially by those who worked side by side with him. His chief joy seemed to be to serve his loved ones and the many friends he possessed. He leaves to mourn the loss his foster father, Jesse RIGGS, his mother, Angeline STANDIFORD, two daughters, Mrs. Gletas HUGHES and Mrs. Elta HUGHES, a son Raymond, one brother, Will HALL, a sister, Mrs. Irvin HUCKLEBERRY and two grandchildren, Warnetta HUGHES and Richard HALL. The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Horeb church on Monday, Sept. 5th at 2 p.m. with Rev. Warren SANDERS, of Mitchell, officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. CARD OF THANKS: We desire to thank all our friends in Orleans and vicinity for the many expressions of sympathy extended us during our bereavement. --Raymond HALL, Mrs. John HUGHES, Mrs. Warren HUGHES." fromTom McCart scrapbook

HAM, Ivan, Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1928) Death Notice
Ivan Ham, 36 years old, who died at 4:00 o'clock Wednesday morning at the St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany, following an appendicitis operation, which was performed Monday night, was brought to his home near Orangeville yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Ham was found by a local doctor to be in a serious condition Monday afternoon. He was rushed to New Albany where an operation was performed at 9:00 o'clock that night, although it was believed to be hopeless by the hospital doctors. The appendix was ruptured and peritonitis developed.
Mr. Ham is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Lois Stackhouse, and four daughters. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ham and one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Tolbert, all of Orangeville.
The Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. Submitted by Tom Agan.

Springs Valley Herald (March 8, 1928) Obituary
Ivan Elbert HAM, son of W. A. and Sarah HAM, and husband of Lois Ellen HAM, was born near Orangeville, Ind., February 5, 1892, and departed this life, February 29, 1928.
He was united in marriage to Lois Ellen STACKHOUSE, February 14, 1914. To this union four children were born whose names are as follows: Mildred, Doris, Eunice Lee and Freida, all of whom are left with his wife to mourn his departure. He also leaves his father and mother and a sister, Mrs Rhoda TOLBERT to mourn his departure.
Early in life he was converted and some years later he sought for a greater blessing and having prayed through he received the bapism of the Holy Spirit in a tent meeting at Orangeville. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Orangeville.
Brother HAM was a good man and full of the Holy Ghost. He was a faithful worker in the church endeavoring to win others to the Christ he loved. Even to the last while nearing his heavenly home his thoughts were not of himself, but others. He prayed in his last hours for his loved ones and the welfare of his church and his pastor.
Before going under the influence of the medicine he left the word to send to his parents and children that if he did not recover, God would take care of his own and that he was one of his own.
The evening before his departure about 10 o'clock he sang in a very clear voice that beautiful song "Shall We Gather at the River." His only regret of leaving this world was that he must leave his loved ones behind for awhile. But he had the blessed consolation of meeting with them by the beautiful river where bright angles feet have trod; with it's crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God. Funeral services were held at Orangeville, Saturday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. E.C. MONTGOMERY. Interment in Bethel cemetery.


We wish to thank our many, many friends who in the loss of our dear companion and father. --Mrs. Lois HAM and children. from Tom McCart scrapbook

HARRISON, John W.; "John W. HARRISON, 68, a former Topeka resident, died Sunday at his home in Newton. Mr. HARRISON was born June 29, 1867, in West Baden Springs, Ind. He moved from Topeka to Newton about 10 years ago. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. L.E. HARRISON, Hutchison; Mrs. Ernest BERRY, Newton, and Mrs. Wilbur CHAILANS, Newton; three sons, Walter and John R. HARRISON, Topeka and Clifford HARRISON, Winfield, and 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. M.E. WHEELER. Mrs. Eva FINLEY, Mrs. Jessie SEYMOUR and Mrs. Della ULREY, all of Topeka, and 3 brothers, Ed, George and Lee Harrison, all of Topeka. Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the WALL- DIFFENDERFER mortuary. Burial will be in Mission Center Cemetery." (Died 20 Oct 1935) submitted byPhyllis Hill

HARRISON, Thomas F.; "THOMAS F. HARRISON DEAD: Born in West Baden, Ind., He Came to Topeka in 1876. Thomas Franklin HARRISON, 63, died Thursday in a local hospital after an illness of two years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose HARRISON, a son, Charles C. HARRISON, and a daughter, Vivian Louise HARRISON, all of Topeka. Mr. HARRISON was born February 28, 1869, at West Baden Springs, Ind. He came to Topeka in 1876. For 15 years before his last illness Mr. HARRISON was employed by the Santa Fe. He operated a farm west of Topeka a dozen years before that. Funeral services will be at the WALL-DIFFENDERFER mortuary at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Memorial Park cmetery." (Died 8 Dec 1932) submitted byPhyllis Hill

HOPPER, Floyd; "Floyd HOPPER was born June 20, 1896, died Sept. 28, 1933, aged 37 years, 3 months and 8 days. He was married to Lizzie DILLARD, June 29, 1920. To this union were born three children, Waneta Pearl, Lilly Opal and babe dying infancy. Floyd leaves aside from his immediate family five sisters and four brothers, also a host of friends to mourn their loss. Early in life he united with Liberty Baptist church and all who know him can testify that he lived the life of a christian. Left an orphan at an early age, it became necessary for Floyd to battle the hardships of life. This he did so bravely, so consistently, and with such a happy disposition, that he bacame known by his friends by the name of "Happy." No difference what calamity that overtook "Happy." There was always a small and good word for his firends and neighbors. True to his flag and patriotic to his country's call he enlisted for service in The World War, serving with honor until honorably discharged. It was a characteristic feature of "Happy" to always look on the bright side of life, believing that all may be well. We believe that is is well with Floyd that he has passed to his reward and we can say to his family and friends: [poem]. Funeral services were held at the Orleans Baptist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Otto DUNCAN of Bedford, Ind., a life long friend and pal of "Happy's", after which the American Legion took charge and the interment followed in the Fairview cemetery here. --A Friend, W.R.G." fromTom McCart scrapbook

HOPPER, Ollie Robert; "[poem]...So it was with Ollie Robert HOPPER, youngest son of David and Nancy Ann WADSWORTH HOPPER, who was born February 14, 1882, in Orange County, Ind., and died of spinal meningitis in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis, March 3, 1936, at 11:30 p.m., being 54 years and 16 days of age. His father, mother, one sister and brother preceded him in death. The sister, Margaret Jane, died April 7, 1883, and the brother, Charles W., died Jan. 29, 1935. At the age of 8 years he contracted brain fever which left him afflicted for life but he bore his afflictions and sufferings without a murmur, always thinking of others first. His father died April 3, 1893, leaving him to care for his mother. He was never too tired or too sick to do everything that could be done for her comfort. She passed away March 25, 1914. After her passing he made his home with his sister and brothers. He was loved as an older brother by his nieces and nephews and his home was always open to them and their friends. Later he obtained work which took him to several cities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, where he made many lasting friends. He was loved and respected by all who knew him even for a short duration of time. He came to Greenwood, Ind., about 16 years ago and was married to Mrs. Mary DAILY, July 3, 1923. In early manhood he was converted under the pastorate of Rev. Garret MORGAN and united with the Bonds Chapel M.E. Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge of Greenwood. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, one brother, Leonard, a sister, Mrs. Ellen POWELL, both of Orange County; six nephews and seven nieces, two cousins, Mrs. Vanesa DODSON, Chicago, Ill.; and Wm. HARDMAN, Lafayette, Ind., several great nieces and nephews, and many friends. Ollie, as he was known, will be remembered by his friends as one who truly loved his neighbors as himself--by his relatives as one always willing to share their joys, sorrows and disappointments, the children knew him as a friend, always having a kind word and a smile for each one, and willing to listen to their pleasures, answering their childish questions. [poem]" fromTom McCart scrapbook

HULGAN, Martha Elizabeth; "MRS. WILLIAM A. HULGAN died quite suddenly about noon on Monday, March 18, 1812. MARTHA ELIZABETH HULGAN, nee AGAN, was born at Valeene, Orange County, Indiana, March 18, 1868. She was married to WILLIAM ALBERT HULGAN October 26, 1890 and they came to Iowa about 18 years ago. To them six children were born, four girls and two boys, all of whom survives with the father to mourn the lost of the wife and mother. Besides the immediate family, she leaves three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church with interment in the Graceland Cemetery." fromLinda Lockhart

KEETH, Harry E.; "Harry E. KEITH was born Oct. 6, 1873 to Charles Henry and Georgia Ann KIRBY & KEITH in Orange County, and died April 19, 1935 at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Ind., being 61 years, 6 months, and 13 days of age. He is one of three children born to the above union and all have preceded him in death. The mother having died July 31, 1884 and the father December 20, 1919. The two sisters also have preceded him in death, leaving Harry alone and he has made his home with his stepmother here in Orleans. He is survived by his stepmother and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing. Harry though a cripple because of the ravages of a severe case of fever was of a sunny disposition, always had a word for everybody and will be missed by us all. He was a faithful attendant at church services and on the night of the fatal accident had attended services at the church of the Nazarene. Our loss is Heaven's gain." fromTom McCart scrapbook

KEETH, Harry; "A Tribute to Harry KEETH from a Former Orleans Boy: It was with genuine sorrow and regret that I learned of Harry KEETH's unfortunate demise last Thursday. I missed last week's Progress Examiner and only got the full details tonight upon the arrival of the paper. I called Lois Allen SHIRLEY on the phone and read the notice to her, also her sister's (Ruth Allen JOHNSON) kind letter. She joined me in the grief that all of us feel over the death of Harry. "Cooper's" loss is a real one to Orleans and to the folks who have scattered far and wide from the old town. I shall miss the real glad smile of welcome he always had for me upon my none too frequent visits back home. He always had some to tell me and never forgot his friends who had moved away. As I think back now over our boyhood days, maybe we were cruel to him, played jokes at his expense, but in the light of maturer years I can see a little clearer. He was part of us in our everyday association and belonged to us. Let any outsider attempt to mistreat him in any way and they would have all of the Orleans boys to fight. Did you ever hear of an unkind thing he ever did? It was not a part of him. In his humble way he did services for many of us, without any thought of reward. If the recorder of life's good deeds is just, "Cooper's" page will be full and overflowing. I shall miss him at Ed MARTIN's shop where I always go when I come home. He never failed to drop in during the morning and we had lots of fun together discussing, Tommy LINGLE, Frank JOHNSON, Dr. PATTON, Blish, Treace and hosts of other Orleans folks. If, after a time when I pass on, I should be fortunate to reach the place to where I'm sure "Cooper" has gone, I will not feel as lonesome if his smile will be there to welcome me and he can lead me to friends and loved ones who have already gone on ahead. With kindest regards I am--Philip M. GRAVES" fromTom McCart scrapbook

KEETH, William Alexander; "...The call and removal this time was for William Alexander KEETH, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth KEETH. He was born to them at Orleans, Ind., on October the 8, 1852, and departed this life on September the 11, 1932, aged 79 years, 11 months and 3 days. Deceased was married three times. His first wife being Lydia STOUT, of Louisville, Ky. After her death he was united in marriaged to Alice KEETH, of Wichita, Kansas. To this union were born two children, Mary Alice, who died in infancy, and Mabel KEETH STEPHENSON, of Paoli, Ind. His last marriage was to Emma BROWN, of Paoli, Ind. Deceased found a home with his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd STEPHENSON, during the last five years of his life. As a true and loving daughter she willingly and faithfully cared for her father in his declining days, giving to him a home, after the homes he had established and maintained had passed away. The writer is informed that during the time of his residence in the State of Kansas, he united with the M.E. Church and was rather active in church work. That during the time of his residence in Wichita, Kansas, he served as superintendent of the M.E. Sunday School of that place. He was a brother of James KEETH, of Paoli, Ind., who preceeded him in death on December the 29, 1931. He leaves to mourn their loss one brother, John H. KEETH, of Oklahoma, one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd STEPHENSON, and five grandchildren, Mrs. Lewis PATTON, Mrs. Arthur PATTON, of Orleans, Ind., Mrs. C.N. JONES, of Detroit, Mich., and Merlene and Cletus STEPHENSON, son of Paoli, Ind. He also leaves three great grandchildren. After a long day and a hard journey, he passes to rest, and we say peace to his ashes. [poem] Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church of Orleans, Ind., on the afternoon of Sept. 13, 1932. The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. McCULLOUGH, after which his body was laid to rest in the Orleans cemetery, beside those of his father and mother. CARD OF THANKS: We take this method of extending our thanks to all who by word or deed, gave us comfort and assistance, during the sickness and death of our dear father and grandfather. May the blessings of God be yours. --Mrs. Lloyd STEPHENSON and Children" fromTom McCart scrapbook

LASWELL, Jessie L. DANRUTHER; "Jessie L. DANRUTHER LASWELL, daughter of George and Mattie DANRUTHER, was born near West Baden, Orange County, Indiana, Dec. 28, 1899. She attended school at Highland school house, two and one half miles Northwest of West Baden. She was graduated from the common schools of Orange county and after attending High School at West Baden for three years was graduated from the High School at Laporte, Indiana, in 1918. Her mother being an active member of the Highland M.E. church, Jessie became a member of the Sunday and an efficient Sunday School teacher. At the age of eleven, August, 1910, one night while Jessie was at the little church on the hill top, her mother suddenly and quietly slipped away and Jessie was left without the companionship and love of a mother. She had aspirations for the good and as a sphere of activity and development she joined the Eastern Star lodge at French Lick and also the Rebekah Lodge No. 696 of West Baden. Such characters as Jessie grew up under the shadow of the church bell and by their lives enrich the world by the life they live. January 21, 1932, she united in marriage to Newton LASWELL at Indianapolis, by Rev. N.F. DENNY, a life long friend of the family. This marriage was a spiritual union and the few months that intervened between the marriage and death was without cloud or shadow. While Jessie had not enjoyed good health for some time previous to her departure yet her condition did not seem alarming. She was taken to Methodist Hospital at Gary, Dec. 5, for treatment and tho all was done that human hands could do, she passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1932 at four o'clock p.m., at the age of 32 years, 11 months and 9 days. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband Newton LASWELL; her father, George DANRUTHER; her brother, Dr. Chas. B. DANRUTHER of LaPorte, Indiana, and many relatives and friends who join with the immediate family in sharing the irreparable loss they have sustained. Funeral services were conducted at Ames Chapel by Rev. N.F. DENNY. The text is found in Jeremiah 15th chapter and ninth verse...A large circle of friends including 22 friends from northern Indiana attended the funeral service where the tear of sympathy was shed for the bereaved family. Interment was in Ames cemetery. --N.F. DENNY" from Tom McCart scrapbook

MATHERS, Elizabeth; "Mrs. Claude MATHERS Dies Suddenly: Mrs. Claude MATHERS passed away suddenly at their home near Bethel on Tuesday morning about 2:30 o'clock. Mrs. MATHERS became ill on Monday evening about supper time and suffered intense pain. Three physicians were with her during the night and to them the nature of her illness was very baffling as they could not seem to relieve her. Their diagnosis was a bad internal rupture or hemorrhage. Mrs. MATHERS had suffered no similar attacks before and it was thought that perhaps this one might have been brought on by over exertion as they had been busy on the farm that day, butchering hogs. Her sudden passing comes as a great shock to her family and the large circle of friends she claimed, and the sympathy of the friends goes out to the bereaved husband and the two little daughters from which she has departed so quickly. Mrs. MATHERS, then Elizabeth OLDHAM, graduated from the Orleans High School in '20 and not long after her graduation, became the wife of Mr. MATHERS. Since their marriage they haved lived on the Mathers farm near Orangeville. Two charming little daughters came to bless them, Mary Ann and Janella. Besides their companion and her two little daughters, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert OLDHAM and two brothers, Donald of Bloomington and Doel. Funeral services were held at Bethel yesterday afternoon with Rev. W.F. DENNY of Indianapolis in charge. Interment was made at Bethel." fromTom McCart scrapbook

MATHERS, Theophilus P.; "Native of Bethel Expires at Capital; BETHEL--Funeral Services in charge of the Rev. M.B. McCLURE were held here at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for Theophilus P. MATHERS, age about 75 years, who passed away at the Marion county infirmary. Mr. MATHERS was born near here, the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.N. MATHERS. When a young man he went away without telling anyone where he was going and for 45 years nothing had been heard of him until a few days before his death his nephew, Grant CARROLL, at Orleans, was advised of his whereabouts, but on account of the serious illness of his father, Mr. CARROLL did not get to see his uncle before he died. His parents and most of his relatives have passed on, mourning him as dead. He was well remembered by the older residents of this vicinity when a young man. The song service was in charge of Ott BROOKS and Mrs. Omer KIRBY, accompanied by Mrs. Frank CARROLL at the piano. The Oches funeral service had charge of the burial which was made beside the parents in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at this place." fromTom McCart scrapbook

McCART, Robert; "Robert McCART Dies of Infantile Paralysis: Robert McCART, 20 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul McCART, west of Orleans, passed away at his home Monday morning of this week at 7:30 o'clock following a five weeks illness from infantile paralysis. Robert's illness was followed with great activity by his family and a large number of friends, and they carried a hope for his recovery until the last. Robert graduated from the Orleans High School with class '32 and took an active part in many of the school's activities, especially the Hi-Y organization. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bethel, with Rev. R.C. MINTON in charge. Interment followed in the Bethel cemetery. A beautiful tribute to this young life is found in an obituary written by a friend and appearing in another column of this paper." fromTom McCart scrapbook

McCART, Robert; "Robert Milton McCART, son of Paul and Ora McCART, was born in Orange county, Indiana, on December 22, 1912, and departed this life on Sept. 25, 1933, aged 20 years, 9 months, and 3 days. When but eleven years old, upon his father's chronic illness, the responsibility of caring for his mother and six small brothers and sisters, fell upon his young shoulders, he went bravely on with out a grumble or moment's hesitation. Robert graduated from Orleans High School in 1932 and after completion of the regular course, spent one year in post-graduation work. He served as president of the High School branch of the Y.M.C.A. and was loved by all his fellow club members. He was of a hopeful and cheerful disposition and during his long and painful illness, he was very optimistic and until the sad end, thought that he would recover.Although Robert had not made a public acknowledgement of God, we know that his short life was thoroughly dedicated to his Creator, and that few lives come to a close as pure and clean as did his. He was a talented musician and his writings, poems and short stories had won unusual recognition. Shortly before his final illness he confided in his sister that he was to spend the winter writing. He leaves to mourn their loss his father, mother, four brothers, John, Tom, Bill and Jim; four sisters, Ruth, Maude, Margaret, and Barbara. We cannot understand, cannot see why, we cannot fathom his going. Someday, sometime we may realize that it is best, for in the brightest voyages a ship sometimes dashes against an unseen rock. His life was short, but sweetly clean and we thank God that such a life has been lived in our midst, thank God for the example that he set; that he, asking his family to lock up the house where he used to live and help him up the stairway, he passed into the great Beyond, unafraid, untarnished and as pure as the day he was given us. [poem] We can't understand why this terrible tragedy had to happen, but we bow our heads in humble submission to God, the Giver of all good and perfect gifts. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." fromTom McCart scrapbook

McCART, Robert; "The Voice of Hi-Y (Robert McCART): The Hi-Y Club feels a deep loss in the passing of one of its members, Robert McCART. Robert was president of the club in the school years 1931-32. He was interested and active in Hi-Y affairs throughout his high school course. Bob, as he was commonly called seemed to be a friend to everybody and was held in the utmost respect by all who knew him. The club feels that his passing is a great loss to the community and to his many friends. This marks the first break in the membership of the local club. The Hi-Y Club extends its sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives." fromTom McCart scrapbook

McCART, Robert; "Tribute to Robert McCART: In the death of Robert McCART there is felt a great loss not only by the family and relatives, but also by the community in which he lived and moved. That he had a fine spirit and lived a noble life was attested by the remarks at the funeral of Supt. RALSTON and also of Rev. MINTON. Robert had good blood in his veins, was reared in a humble home, in a rugged, hilly country with not all the luxuries of life; all of which tended to develop within him the fine, rugged, manly qualities which he possessed. He had hills to climb and he climbed them; he had obstacles in his path but he removed them or mounted over them. When in High School he was a good working student and associated himself with the Hi-Y boys in their club work, at one time being president of the club. I remember well the fine spirit and attitude of "Bob," as he was so well known, in his trips with us to our Older Boys conferences. We could always count upon and depend upon Bob McCART. Were I to make a list of names of the outstanding boys of my acquaintance of the community, the name Robert McCART would be in the list. We need more such young men. We must have them. --R.A. TROTH" fromTom McCart scrapbook

MELTON, Jesse S. , "son of Jesse R. and Melinda Melton, was born in Orange County on November 24, 1865. He spent his early life in this county and was a teacher for 37 years in the schools of Orange and Crawford Counties.
He was married to Ida E. Lynch on March 28, 1888. She preceded him in death on January 15, 1920. To this union four children were born, two having preceded him in death. Chester, who died in infancy and Clifford, who died in 1939.
On August 30, 1921, he was married to Mrs. Celia Hazelwood. He was a member of the Christian church and Masonic lodge. He died on November 27, 1944, having attained the age of 79 years and 3 days."
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ollis Apple of Bloomington; a son, Clyde Melton of Culver and seven grandchildren." from Linda Lockhart

MOFFITT, Doris Lucille; "On March 10 there came to gladden the home of Harley and Cynthia MOFFITT, twin daughters, Doris Lucille and Dorothy Louise. But the great joy was turned to sadness when, on March 16, little Doris passed away. It seemed so sad that those two little jewels had to be parted, but we can only accept His will as final, and can never doubt His judgment...She leaves her parents, six brothers, and two sisters. [poem]" fromTom McCart scrapbook

MOON, Joseph Kinder; "On Friday, January 22, 1914, the sad news was circulated through Marion and Lucas Counties that J.K. MOON was dead. JOSEPH KINDER MOON, the third child and only son of LARKIN AND LAVISA MOON, was born September 21, 1846, in Orange County, Indiana. In 1848, his parents moved to Iowa settling in the southern part of Marion County. J.K. MOON married MARTHA J. WOOD on November 26, 1868 in Chariton. To them was born eight children, seven of whom are living. Since the death of his loved companion on August 13, 1903, J.K. MOON has made his home with his sons, ELMER AND WALTER MOON. Funeral services were held at the Belinda Church on Tuesday, conducted by S.H. Hendrix." fromLinda Lockhart

MOON, Larkin; "LARKIN MOON died at his home two miles northwest of Belinda on April 16, 1894 after a ten day illness of pneumonia. The deceased was born in Orange County, Indiana January 1, 1821. He married LAVISA LAMAR on March 28, 1839. To them six children were born, three of whom have already passed to that bright beyond. The remaining three, one son and two daughters, with the wife, were present at the bedside of the beloved one in his last hours. After moving to Marion County, Iowa, October 19, 1846, he, among others, felt the need of a church home where they might meet together in worship. Therefore in 1849, they organized the Belinda Church of Christ where the deceased has been a deacon since that time." fromLinda Lockhart

MOON, Lavisa; "MRS. LAVISA MOON was born in Indiana, December 25, 1820; died at her home southwest of Columbia, Iowa, Saturday, October 22, 1898, aged 77 years, 9 months and 27 days. In early life she moved to Iowa and was married to LARKIN MOON. This union was blessed with five children, one son and four daughters. MR. MOON and two daughters have preceded her to the better world. The three remaining children are, MRS. REYNOLDS, MISS LYDIA and KINDER MOON. "AUNT VISA" and "UNCLE LARKIN" as they were called, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary about nine years ago. Rev. Greene, of DesMoines, preached a beauiful sermon and interment was in Belinda Cemetery." fromLinda Lockhart

NOBLITT, Wayne; "On November 25, 1912, two little jewels came into the home of John W. and Minnie WILSON NOBLITT. Such happy moments marked the advent of their coming. Moments changed into days and days into years as these little boys walked down the pathways of life together, changed from the prattling babes to the happy school boys, talking over their many plans for the future. Impossible did it seem that so soon they must part. Ere this young life had reached what we term maturity, a life which seemed so full of bright hopes and deeds, it slipped away to a brighter clime where its completion will be far surpassed by any human knowledge or beauty. Such is the case in the passing of Wayne NOBLITT, who was given to us for the short period of 16 years, 10 months and 5 days. In the home we found him kind and obedient, always anxious to do his part. With a manly heart he went about his various tasks always flooding the home with the warmth of his kind and loving devotions. To his aged grandfather, who was so sorely afflicted, and spent many years in the home, he rendered a loving service and by so doing no doubt, made the affliction much lighter. During his brief illness he maintained this same noble spirit, and if at any time it was mentioned his getting well he told those about him it could not be. His suffering cannot be described but through it all he sang and smiled during his conscious moments. After many hours of delirium and intense suffering he rallied and in a clear sweet voice sang: 'Yes, we'll gather at the river, The beautiful, the beautiful river, Gather with the saints at the river That flows by the throne of God.' He sang this three times, and when his breath had returned after pain had taken it away, he picked up the words and continued singing unitl the entire verse was sung again. He continued singing until within about 20 minutes of his passing. When his breath again grew too short to sing the words of his testimony were these, 'I know that Jesus can do far more than any one for me. I am trusting Him and in Him is the only real hope.'..He leaves to mourn and who will sadly miss him, his father and mother, one sister, Mrs. Elbert HAWORTH, his twin brother, Wilson, of Indianapolis, Ralph living near Orleans and Robert in the home, together with many other sorrowing relatives and warm friends among them the faculty and the Junior class of the Orleans High School of which he was a much loved member. Funeral services were held at the Union U.B. Church, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clyde POLSON of Petersburg, Ind. assisted by the pastor, Rev. I.S. McIVER." fromTom McCart scrapbook

OWENS, William Albert; "William Albert OWENS, son of John and Mary OWENS was born August 22, 1871, Orange County, Ind. and departed this life, December 27, 1930, having been with us and among us 59 years, 4 months and 5 days. While just a child his father, a Civil War veteran, was called to his great reward leaving the mother with six small children. Albert felt the responsibility in this home and the love and tender care given to this family was his greatest joy. Early in life he was converted and joined the Methodist church at Bonds. He believed in its teachings, professing, little, but exemplifying much of the practical religion, that prompted him to love his fellowmen and do them acts of kindness. He always wanted to be at peace with everybody and has played the part of the Good Samaritan. He was a member of Moose Lodge, at Dixon, Illinois. He spent several summers in the west returning here during the winter months living with his sister, Mrs. Mattie PRUETT and family and he was never happier than when with his folks, especially the nieces and nephews. A few years ago he purchased a farm near Bethel church and had been happy and contented at work on this farm until a few months ago when his health began to fail and just at break of day, Saturday, December 27, 1930, his spirit took flight to realms unknown, to join the innumerable company who have gone on before...He is preceded in death by his father, mother, one sister, Lydia, and one brother James. He leaves to mourn his untimely departure, one brother, Henry OWENS of Cicero, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. John KIRK, of Oaktown, Ind., and Mrs. Geo. PRUETT, near here. Nieces and nephews and a host of friends who mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at Bethel church, Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. ICE after which the body was laid to rest in I.O.O.F. cemetery near by. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank all who so kindly assisted us in any way in our recent sorrow. --Mr. and Mrs. John KIRK, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. PRUETT, Henry OWENS, Mrs. Pearl OWENS, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar JOHNSON." fromTom McCart scrapbook

RIGGS, Flavius J.; "Flavius J. RIGGS, son of Joel and Hester Ann RIGGS, was born in Orange County, Indiana, Feb. 8, 1852. He departed this life on September 16, 1933, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 8 days. He professed faith in Christ early in life and united with the Mt. Horeb Baptist church. Later he transferred his membership to the M.E. church at Orleans where he remained a member until death. He had also been a member of the Orangeville I.O.O.F. order for more than fifty years. He was united in marriage to Nancy Ann HALL, Feb. 1, 1872, who preceded him in death March 19, 1927. They had no children but a nephew, Charles HALL, was taken into their home at the age of two years and reared and cared for as their own. He also preceded him in death on September 1, 1932. Jesse, as he was familiarly known, was a good citizen and a good man, loved an respected by a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Mt. Horeb church on Monday afternoon, Sept. 18, at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. Warren SANDERS of Mitchell, assisted by Rev. Ralph MINTON of Orleans. Interment followed in the Mt. Horeb cemetery. CARD OF THANKS: To all those who assisted so kindly in any way in the sickness, death, and burial of Uncle Jesse RIGGS, we extend our thanks. Mr. and Mrs. John HUGHES, Mr. and Mrs. Warren HUGHES." fromTom McCart scrapbook

SCOTT, Sarah E.; "Mrs. Sarah E. SCOTT, wife of the late Thomas SCOTT, a Civil War veteran, died Thursday morning of last week, 31 March 1943, at the Dunn Hospital at Bedford. She had undergone an operation a few days prior to her death. The body was returned to the Ellis Funeral Home. Mrs. SCOTT, age 77, whose maiden name was Sarah E. EASLEY was born in Kentucky and came to Orange County at an early age and has since been a resident here. Surviving are four sons and one daughter, Carl, Wayne, Raymond and Floyd and Mrs. Parvin SCHRIBER. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margie THOMPSON of Indianapolis, Mrs. Lizzie BROWN and Mrs. Kate WILSON of Orange County. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at Wesley Chapel with the Rev. AUSTIN of West Baden in charge and burial was in the cemetery." fromLinda Lockhart

SCOTT, Thomas J.; "The death of Thomas J. SCOTT, which occurred Monday afternoon, 8 April 1940, marked the passing of the last Civil War veteran in Paoli Township. Mr. SCOTT was born in Paoli 5 September 1846, a son of Agripha and Nancy MERRITT SCOTT, and was the last member of his immediate family. Mr. SCOTT's death leaves Thomas J. CAVE of French Lick as Orange County's last remaining Civil War veteran. In his early childhood his parents moved to Kentucky and it was from this state, when less than 15 years of age, he enlisted in the Union Army. After serving two years he was taken prisoner and when released he returned to Indiana where on 12 August 1864, he enlisted in Co.B, 13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry. In this regiment he served until 7 June 1865 when he was honorably discharged and soon after returned to this vicinity. This discharged which he treasured throughtout his life, contained on the back an identification, witnessed by Benoni STINSON, many years ago a Justice of the Peace here. Mr. SCOTT was married in 1870 to Miss Ida NELSON and to them were born eight children of whom Mrs. Herbert LINN, Van Nuys, Cal. and Mrs. Mae GOLDMAN of Olney, Ill. survives. Following Mrs. SCOTT's death he married Sarah E. EASLEY and to this union were born Carl, Raymond, Floyd, Wayne and Mrs. Lorene SCHRIBER, who with their mother survive. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Wesley Chapel in charge of Rev. E.C. Crawford, with members of the Clarence A. Keith American Legion Post conducting military rites." fromLinda Lockhart

SHAFER, Frederick; "Frederick SHAFER, son of Jacob and Barbara SHAFER was born at Madison, Indiana, Setpember 10, 1847 and died May 6, 1932 at Admire, Kans., aged 84 years, 7 months and 16 days. May 16, 1863 he enlisted in the army at the time of the Civil War and was assigned to Co. K 1st Regiment of U.S. Cavalry, serving three years and eight months for his country. He, with his uncle, the late John KRELLER, came to Kansas in March, 1869. October 14, 1877 he was married to Mary A. BURCH. They went into housekeeping on a farm which he had purchased two years before and on this place they have since resided. To this union 8 children were born: Mrs. Lizzie GOERING, of Emporia; Mrs. Alice CAREY, Reading; Mrs. Harriette ROWLEY, of Harveyville; Mrs. Zadie OGLEBY, of Allen; Mrs. Robert REES, of Allen; Mrs. Viola WHITTINGTON and Joseph SHAFER, of Admire. One daughter, Anna, died at the age of two years. Seventeen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with the widow survive. [poem] CARD OF THANKS: We desire to thank all who so kindly assisted during the long illness of our husband and father and extended their sympathy with floral offerings at the funeral. --Mrs. Mary A. SHAFER, Mrs. Lizzie GOEHRING and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.N. WHITTINGTON and family, Mr. and Mrs. D.E. CAREY, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. REES and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. SHAFER and family, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. OGLEBY and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray ROWLEY and family" fromTom McCart scrapbook

SHAFER, Frederick; "Funeral Services for Frederick SHAFER: Funeral services for Frederick SHAFER were held Sunday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at the Admire M.E. church. The services were conducted by Rev. Wm. C. HARTFORD. A quartet composed of Mrs. Hugh BRYAN, Mrs. Taylor BURNS, Mr. Glen LYON and Hollis REHRIG, accompanied by Mrs. Henry REHRIG sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "End of the Way," "Silver Threads" and "Nearer My God." Interment was made in the Ivy cemetery. Pall-bearers were World War ex-service men, Ben DOSTER, Cecil CUNNINGHAM, R.O. BROWN, Perry PUTNAM, Everett PETERSON and Charles HALLER." fromTom McCart scrapbook

SPURLIN, Elizabeth FORD; "Elizabeth POWELL, daughter of Thomas and Julia Ann DAVIS POWELL, was born March 1, 1846 near Orangeville, Indiana. The POWELL and DAVIS families were hardy pioneers who came in wagons from Orange County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was the oldest of a family of nine children born to the POWELL family. When she was eighteen years old her mother died and she shared with her father and an aunt the responsibility of rearing this large family. That she did her duty well was made evident by the love that all these brothers and sisters gave her. In March 1869 she was married to William FORD. To this union three children were born, Anna, John, and Alex. Anna died when very young. After eight years of happy married life the husband and father was taken and Elizabeth was again faced with the responsibility of rearing a family--this time alone. Love for her children made the burden light. In 1882 she was again united in marriage to Hiram SPURLIN. To this union one child, Henry, was born, but lived only a few days. She made a real mother to a step-daughter, Mary SPURLIN. Uncle Hiram and Aunt Lizzie grew old together and the love and devotion between these two was beautiful to see. But Uncle Hiram was called away and Aunt Lizzie was again left. This was on Feb. 16, 1910. She then made her home with her son John and family where she was happy among her grandchildren. Then when the younger son was bereft of his wife she came to him and again shared the responsibility of rearing children. After a time the home consisted of her and her son Alex. The devotion that existed between these two was such that can exist between mother and son only. Aunt Lizzie was a life long member of the Methodist church at Bonds Chapel. Her life stands as a monument to the love and reverance she gave to the Father who carried her through her long life of service. But her work is finished and on Feb. 16, 1931 she peacefully fell asleep, aged 84 years, 11 months and 15 days. A brother, George POWELL, near Georgia and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann ETCHISON, near Williams, are the surviving members of the POWELL family. Two sons, John FORD, of Wilburton, Kansas and Alex FORD, of Mitchell, a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary SPURLIN PIPHER, of Mitchell, eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. ALLEN, of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. O.E. MILLER, of the Baptist church, Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 18, at two o'clock. Interment in the Hall cemetery." fromTom McCart scrapbook

STREET, Fred L.; "Fred was born December 26, 1889, Orange county, on a farm near Wesley Chapel. After finishing the country school, he entered Orleans High School, graduating with the class of 1908. After his graduation from high school, he attended Purdue University for two years. Later he spent two years in the West; returning he spent one and one-half years as an accountant in the office of Rumley Brothers, manufacturers of machinery at Laporte, Indiana. On April 1, 1914, he was married to Nora May CAMPBELL, who died June 2, 1921. To this union three children were born, Edith, Marian, and Mary Frances. For several years he was engaged in dairy farming on the farm east of Orleans, where he died, Thursday, April 11, 1929. He was also a member of the Orleans Auto Company, where he made many friends by his congenial manner and friendly greetings to all whom he met. On August 27, 1927, he was married to Jessie Florence AREND, who cared for him devotedly and untiringly in his last illness, which dates from December 1927. Fred was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a faithful member of the local Kiwanis Club. Perhaps no one enjoyed the evening's social and business hour with his fellow Kiwanians better than he. Under the pastorate of the Rev. Garrett MORGAN, he was converted at the Wesley Chapel Methodist church. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, three daughters, an aged mother, three brothers, Homer and William of Orleans, and Pearl of Portland, Oregon, one sister, Mrs. Frank ELROD, of Twin Falls, Idaho, and a host of friends. His devotion to his home and family, his willing service to his fellow men, his cheerful manner and forgiving spirit have made him a husband, father, and citizen who will be long remembered in the hearts of all those who knew him. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. L.H. ICE in charge. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery." fromTom McCart scrapbook

TINCHER, John; this obit was handwritten into the scrapbook; "John Dewey, son of Granville and S.A. TINCHER was born April 10, 1902, and died Sept. 28, 1923, at 9 o'clock a.m., being 21 years, 5 months and 18 days of age. After the death of his father about two years ago he has supported and cared for his mother, sister and brother. He leaves to mourn his departure, his mother, three sisters and one brother; Goldie, Sylvia, Lillie and Ancil. His father, three brothers and one sister having preceded him in death, namely Odis, Aval?, Roy and Oma. Dewey was a good honest hard working boy, he was well liked by all who knew him. He was at one time a member of the Unamious Tribe of Red Men number 465 of Georgia." fromTom McCart scrapbook

UNRUH, Edward; "Edward UNRUH, son of Christopher and Elizabeth UNRUH, as born in Louisville, Kentucky, December 29, 1854, and departed from this life January 30, 1932 at the age of 77 years, 1 month and 1 day. He was united in marriage to Fannie HUGHES, October 12, 1884. To this union was born one daughter, Maude, who, with the companion survives him. He was in early childhood brought up in the teaching of the Catholic church, but later attended, with his wife, the Baptist church at Liberty. In the year 1890 he, with this family, moved to Chicago, where they lived nearly 30 years, returning again to the farm in Orange County, Indiana, coming to Orleans, in April, 1930. While he was not a member of any church, he was a believer in Christianity. He was a good, honest, industrious, kind hearted man, loved and honored by neighbors and friends. He was very devoted to his family. He leaves his loving companion, one daughter, Mrs. Maude NELSON; one brother, Charles UNRUH; one sister, ELizabeth POLSON; a large circle of relatives and friends who deeply feel the sad bereavement. CARD OF THANKS: We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us by neighbors and friends during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. We also wish to thank the minister, singers and the donors of flowers. --Mrs. Fannie UNRUH, Mrs. Maude NELSON." fromTom McCart scrapbook