Orange County Obituaries


ALLEN, Lillian Belle Grider;
Funeral services held Saturday for Lillian Belle Grider Allen. Mrs. Lillian Allen, 85, R.R. 1, French Lick, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, at Orange County Hospital. She had been a patient of the Gorge Nursing Home for several months, following the breaking of her hip in a fall. She was born January 3, 1882, the daughter of Israel and Emily Scofield Grider. She was wed August 25, 1901, to Robert Harvey Allen and has been widowed the past 19 years
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the chapel of the Brosmer Drabing Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Flemming officiating. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include a stepson, Claude Allen, R.R. 1 French Lick and a brother, Noble Grider of Indianapolis. Her husband Robert H. Allen preceded her in death in 1948. Submitted by Howard E. Grider.

ALLEN, Robert Harvey;
Robert H. Allen was born in North West Township, Martin County, Indiana, July 3, 1867, the son of John and Rhoda Cutsinger. Allen passed away from this life March 20, 1948. He was the third child of a family of eight. Six brothers and one sister, all have preceded him in death except the oldest brother who is ninety years old.
In 1896 he was united in marriage to Tempie Williams. To this union one son was born, Claude Allen. The wife and mother passed away in 1898. August 25, 1901, he was married to Lillian Grider, daughter of Israel and Emily (Scofield) Grider. She with the son, Claude were left to mourn their loss.
Some thirty years ago he was converted in his home after attending revival services at Hillham, Ind. He later united with the U. B. Church in the Red Quarry neighborhood, in which faith he continued until his death. He was a man of high ideas and honesty, always ready to help a friend and neighbor. He was devoted to his home and family, was happy and contented there, always thoughtful of the comfort of others. In his last illness his thoughts were for the welfare of his loved ones. He will be greatly missed in his home and neighborhood.

We want to thank each one for their kindness during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, Harvey Allen. Especially do we want to thank Reverend Mayhugh for his consoling words, the singers and flower girls and all who sent flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Schmutzler for their kindness and service. May God bless each one of you. Mrs. Lillian Allen and Claude. Submitted byHoward E. Grider.

KELLAMS, Martha Galloway; March 3, 1853 - October 18, 1927

Mrs. Martha Galloway Kellams, 76 years old died Tuesday evening at her home in Campbellsburg. Addition following a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Kellams, who had not been in good health for the past year, suffered a paralytic stroke about 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon from which she died a few hours later.
She was born March 3, 1853 in Virginia, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Johnson Galloway. She was united in marriage on October 4, 1873 to William S. Kellams, son of James and Lear Allen Kellams.
She is survived by six children, Walter and Raymond Kellams of French Lick; Elwood Kellams of Muncie, Indiana; Mrs. (Edd) Rosa Grider of Paoli; Mrs (Odus) Lucy Barnett of French Lick and Mrs. Maude (Roy) Merritt of Glidden, Iowa. Her husband, William S. Kellams (August 22, 1900) and two children have preceded her in death.
She was laid to rest beside her husband in Moores Ridge Church Cemetery. Submitted by Howard E. Grider.

Springs Valley Herald (November 3, 1927) Obituary
Martha Kellams, daughter of John and Elizabeth Golloway, was born March 30th, 1853 in West Virginia and departed this life October 18th, 1927. Aged 74 years, 6 months and 18 days.
She came with her parents to Indiana in 1868 and in 1873 she was united in marriage to William Kellams of French Lick, Indiana. To this union was born nine children, six daughters and three sons. Three daughters and her husband preceded her in death.
Left to mourn their loss are three daughters, Mrs. Rosa Grider near Paoli, Mrs. Maude Merritt of Glidden, Iowa, and Mrs. Lucy Barnett of French Lick and three sons, Walter and Raymond of French Lick and Elwood of Muncie, Indiana; thirty grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Serna Hamilton and Mrs. Kizzar Golloway of French Lick and Mrs. Kinder Kellams of English, Indiana and a host of other relatives and friends.
When her husband was taken from her by death 30 years ago leaving her and the children bereft of a husband and father's care, she bravely took over the task of being both father and mother to her children. The way was often dark, dreary and the hardships which confronted her were many, but this brave mother never faltered, but forged ahead and reared her children to be a credit to herself and the community in which they lived.
Her great love and untiring devotion to her children and grandchildren was indeed beautiful to see. Many years ago she gave her heart to her master and united with the United Brethren Church at Sulphur Creek. She remained faithful always and often talked to her friends of the joy of knowing one truly belonged to the Lord. "Aunt Martha," as she was familiarly called was loved and respected by all who knew her. Always with a smile and a cheerful word for every one she went through life doing good scattering sunshine where ever she was. With a loving heart and a ready hand she was ever at the service of her friends.

Springs Valley Herald (October 27, 1927)
We wish to take this method of thanking all the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the recent illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Martha Kellams. Also the donor of the floral tributes and those who aided in any way. Submitted byTom Agan.

MILLER, Ella, Bedford Daily Times-Mail, Bedford, Indiana, Monday, October 2, 1967
Ella Miller
Born: April 1, 1883
Place: Orange Co., IN.
Died: Sept. 29, 1967
Place: Americana Nursing Home , Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.
Place of Burial: Liberty Cemetery
Parents: Noah V. & Mollie Cutsinger Sears
Married: Milton Miller. He preceded her in death.
Survivors: Foster brother Harry Clipp of Campbellsburg, IN.
Nephew: Robert Clipp of Mooresville, IN.
Niece: Mrs. Everett Wallace of Salem, IN.
Place of residence: Campbellsburg, IN.
Funeral held at Carters Creek Christian Church
Ochs Funeral Home, Orleans, IN.
Submitted by Diana Flynn.

McIVER, Bertha
Bertha McIver
Born: July 18, 1881
Place: Orange Co., IN.
Died: Sept. 30, 1967
Place: Orange County Hospital, Paoli, IN.
Place of Burial: Moores Ridge Cemetery
Parents: Osa & Caroline Case Hagen
Married: Silver McIver in July 1904. He preceded her in death in Nov.,1966.
Survivors: Daughter: Mrs. Vivian Carnes of Orleans
Two sons: Raymond of Bedford, IN. & Osa of Atlanta, GA.
6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren
Sister: Mrs. Katie Flick of Orleans
Two half sisters: Mrs. Bernice Pedigo & Mrs. Bessie Pedigo both of San Bernardino, CA.
Half brother: Luther Hagen of French Lick, IN.
Place of residence: Orleans, IN.
Ochs Funeral Home, Orleans, IN.
Submitted by Diana Flynn.

TALBOTT, Fred, Bedford newspaper, Bedford, Indiana, Friday, Jan. 19, 1900
Fred Talbott, son of Hon. Will H. Talbott, the Orleans lawyer, and well known here a few years ago as a baseball player, was killed near Sioux City, Iowa, the latter part of last week, by the breaking in two of a freight train on which he was a brakeman. Fred was thrown to the track and his body terribly mangled. He was married about six weeks ago, to a Sioux City girl. The body passed through here Sunday evening on the Monon train, on its way to Orleans for burial, accompanied by Fred's wife and father. Submitted byDiana Flynn.

WOOD, Mary J., Bedford Newspaper, Bedford, Indiana, Friday, Jan. 19, 1900 - Orange County area:
Mrs. Mary J. Wood, step-mother of Anselm, Geo. L. and T. J. Wood, died Thursday at her home on East Main street, aged 79 years. She was a member of the M. E. church, and her pastor conducted the funeral services Friday. Submitted byDiana Flynn.

Bedford Newspaper, Bedford, Indiana, Friday, Jan. 19, 1900
Orange County area:
Matthew Cleveland, an old war veteran, died Saturday night at the home of Harlan Burnett in this city. He was 93 years of age and his last years were rendered miserable from a tumor on his groin. Rev. Kimbrough preached the funeral sermon Monday at the Burnett home, and the body of the old soldier was taken to Orangeville for interment in Bethel churchyard. Submitted byDiana Flynn.

This article is written as the last tribute of respect to Harry E. Hodges. The subject of this sketch was born in Orange county, Ind., Jan. 15th, 1871, and died at the home of his brother, in Bedford, Jan. 6, 1900, aged 28 yrs., 11 mo. and 21 days.
The circumstances which resulted in his death are about as follows: On the 14th of December (last), while returning to Bedford on horse-back leading a cow for the beef shop, the animal took fright at the north end of the bridge on the Limestone road, pulling away from him. The horse that he was riding, had a sore on his back, and the effort which Mr. Hodges made to hold the animal caused the saddle to pinch the sore. The horse began bucking, throwing Harry. He fell to one side of the road, lighting on a rough stone, causing fatal injuries. This happened about noon, and near the old Farmer house. Just at that time Dr. Short came down the hill, going to Limestone. He took charge of the injured man, assisted by Mr. Frank Smith, who came up just at that time.
The Farmer house is occupied by a family by the name of Gowens, who did what they could to help the suffering man, who was taken into their house. Dr. Short returned from Limestone a few hours later, finding him in a dying condition. The poor fellow was as cold as ice, but conscious.
The injuries were internal and from their nature, it was supposed that he would not rally,The whole night was spent to trying to get reaction.
It was an heroic effort to save life. On the next day he was taken to the home of his brother, in Bedford. Drs. Freeland and Duncan were also summoned, who did all they could for him.
The conflict between life and death finally ended after a struggle of 21 days, and Harry fell into that sleep from which no friend on earth could awaken him. He bore his suffering without a word of complaint. He retained his reason till within a few hours of his death. It was thought by many that he stood a chance of getting well but it was a vain hope.
Harry joined the church at Leatherwood in Aug., 1893, at the age of 22. This was a wise choice, choosing between life and death, he took life, building on the rock foundation.
On November 14, 1894, Miss Jennie Teague became his wife. To them was born one child, a son, little Paul, who survives.
Brother Harry was a bright young man of industrious habits, was loved by all who knew him. He was the first one of the family to cross the Dark River. Father, mother, four brothers and five sisters are left to mourn, but Heaven is dearer to you now as one of your number is over there.
It will not be long until some other one of you will join him in that "sweet by and by". Harry will be missed every where, but especially in the family circle, but enough has been said I trust.
Let us remember to be good and kind to all, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us be ready when he comes.
The funeral took place at the home of his parents, 4 miles east of Bedford. The services were conducted by Rev. James Small and the writer, after which the remains were buried at Leatherwood. Farewell dear brother. J. Williams

Mr. and Mrs. Hodges desire to express their love to the many friends, who were so kind to help them in their great affliction. J. W. Submitted by Diana Flynn.

LINE, John
John Line, son of John and Phoeba Line was born January 28, 1855 and died July 17th, 1926, aged 71 years, 5 months and 19 days.
On July 26, 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Martha E. Milburn. To this union was born six children, namely: William, George, Mary Eliza, Herbert and Walter still survive, also two sisters and one brother, Dr. William Line of Hillham still survives. Both sisters preceded him in death, and there is also one half brother and two half sisters, Nancy, Catherine and Rodolphus Smith, Nancy A. being also deceased. There were 15 grandchildred, 6 great-grandchildren.
Brother Line united with the Old Hillsborough Primitive Baptist Church in the year 1890 which church went down later but he still remained all through life a faithful believer in the doctrine and practive of his church and while his companion moved he membership to this church at French Lick for some reason Brother Line did not see fit to do so.
All who knew Brother Line will bear witness to the fact that he was scrupulously honest in all his dealings with his fellow man and was one who lived in harmony with his profession of religion. He had compromise to make with any thing religiously or other wise that did not meet with his heartfelt convictions. Alway a loving and faithful husband, a kind father, setting before his family at all times the true examples virtues and christian piety. He will be greatly missed in the home and also in the community where he lived so long and where he was held in such esteem by every one who knew him. Brother Line was man of deep humility of character, very plain and unassuming in all his ways and gave every edidence of a true christian.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist chusrch where he and his aged companion attended services as long as bodily strengh permitted. The services were conducted by Elder Geo. W. Atkins, assisted by Elder Roscoe Totten, after which the mortal remains was ladi to rest in Moores Ridge Cemetery to await the masters call on resurrection Morning.


We take this means of thanking the many kind friends who came with help and offers of help in every way possible for them to do in the recent illness and death of our loved one, John Line. The Family. Submitted by Robert L. Brown.

MILBURN, Julia Ann
Julia Ann Milburn born Aug. 16, 1826 in Hawkins Co., Tenn., died Aril 12, 1923 being 96 years, 5 months and 26 days of age.
She was married to David Milburn, June 13, 1843. To them were born 9 children, Margery A. Conrad, John A. Milburn, Sarah A. Harrison, Martha E. Line, Geo. R. Milburn, Margaret Jane Cox, Louisa C. Nichols, Bazil Milburn and Will S. Milburn, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband in 1894 June 4th. She joined the M. E. Church when about 17 years of age living a faithful christian life. Two of her children besides her husband proceded her in death, John A. in infancy and Bazil Milburn Jan 31, 1910.
She was the grandmother of 37 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren and 4 great, great-granchildren. Grandmother Milburn is the last of her parents family, George and Margery Wininger. She had one sister living to be 99 years of age.
Burial at Hillham April 14th. Submitted by Robert L. Brown.

WRIGHT, Jonathan
Jonathan Wright, died January 14, 1909, at 10:12 o'clock. Aged 74 years, 9 months and 13 days.
A short funeral service will be conducted at the family residence in Orleans, Saturday morning. at 10 o'clock, January 16, 1909. Following which a service will be held at Liberty church. Interment will take place at Liberty cemetery. [Compiler's note: Jonathan Wright was the son of William Wright & Nancy Keedy] Submitted byNancy Baker.

APPLE, David A.
David A. Apple, son of Eli and Catherine McCabe Apple, was born December 12, 1862 in Orange County and died at his home in Marengo on April 16, 1950, at the age of 87 years. He spent his entire life as a farmer in the vicinity of Valeene and Marengo and from early manhood evidenced a strong interest in religion, having united with the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Harned Chapel at the age of 25.
He was married to Nancy E. Denton on February 17, 1883. She preceded him in death on March 28, 1931. For several years thereafter, he lived on his farm near Marengo until his marriage to Mary E. Deaton on December 16, 1938.
Survivors are his wife; a step-son, J. Russell Ross, of Marengo and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the Marengo E. U. B. Church, with the Revs. Roscoe Totten and Robert Poindexter officiating. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.

HUBBARD, Eliza Anne
Eliza Anne Hubbard, daughter of Jane McDonald and Isaac Bullington, was born in Orange County October 3, 1869 and died December 1, 1950 at her home in English at the age of 81 years.
On January 15, 1889, she married J. Corty Hubbard and to this union three children were born. The two daughters, Mary Belle and Otta preceded her in death. Her survivors include her husband, a son, Luther, of English; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Atkins and Tucker Funeral Home in English Sunday afternoon. Burial was in the Dembo Cemetery. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.

FREE, Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen Free, daughter of Elva Hill and Zebulon Truax, was born in Orange County August 13, 1860, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Fulsome, in English, on February 24, 1950, at the age of 89 years.
In 1882 she married Amos Free and to this union eight children were born, one of whom died in infancy. In early life she became a member of the Valeene Christian Church and lived a faithful Christian life. Those who preceded her in death were her husband on April 18, 1932; a son Lloyd Free, on December 17, 1936; two sisters, Ethel Lambdin and Mrs. Celia Melton and a brother, Orval Truax. Her survivors include three daughters, Mrs Fulsome, of English; Mrs. Ollie Froman, of Marengo, and Mrs. Luella Holiday, of Hardinsburg; three sons, Albert N. Free, of Keithsburg, Ill; Gilbert Free, of Valeene, and Charles Free of Campbellsburg; nineteen grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Valeene Christian Church Sunday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. Submitted by Linda Lockhart.

STONE, William Albert
William Albert Stone, son of William and Michele Childers Stone, was born July 27, 1864, in Orange County and died on January 20, 1950, at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Stone, in Marengo, at the age of 85 years.
In early life, Mr. Stone was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company of St. Louis, and for 26 years was employed as a Pullman conductor. He was a member of the Marengo Methodist Church and held a lide membership in the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
He was married to Eva Sloan, who preceded him death. Survivors incude several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on January 22, with interment in the Marengo Cemetery. Submitted by Linda Lockhart.

AGAN, John N.
Los Angeles, Calif.---Funeral services for John N. Agan, M.D., were held on May 27 at the Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn. Dr. Agan was born April 12, 1864, in Orange County, Indiana, and died in Los Angeles on May 17, 1951. He graduated from the Louisville Medical School in 1891, and practiced medicine in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, and California. For the last 25 years he has resided in Los Angeles.
Dr. Agan was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and also was a Red Cross doctor. He was a member of Captain John D. Frederick's Camp, U.S.W.V. of Highland Park, California, for several years and has served as Department Surgeon of the California United Spanish War Veterans.
Survivors are his wife, Anna M. Agan; and six children, all of Calif., Mrs. Nell Wills, Edward Agan, of Eagle Rock; Mrs. Grace Bauhof, of La Canada; Ward Agan, of Montrose; Paul Agan, of Bishop and Mrs.Ruth Marton, of Compton; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, W.E. Agan, of Glenwood, Iowa, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Jones, of Columbia, Iowa.
Dr. Agan formerly taught school near Marengo. He had his last school days in the old academy. Submitted by Linda Lockhart.

APPLE, Maggie
Final rites were held Friday afternoon at Apple's Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Apple, 75, who died Tuesday, April 3, 1951, at the Clark Hospital in Paoli. Mrs. Apple was born Margaret Hollen, September 26, 1875, at Ethel, one of ten children of Mr. and Mrs. William Hollen.
She united with the Church of Christ at an early age. When she was 19, she married Henry J. (Jerd) Apple. Mr. Apple died in 1939, and two daughters, Mrs. Zada Wells and Mrs. Nora Grimes, preceded her in death. The last of her family, a brother, Alexander Hollen, died March 4.
Survivors include two sons, Emmett, of Dayton, and Omar, with whom she made her home; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.

HOLLEN, Alexander
Alexander Hollen, son of William and Malinda Hollen, was born in Orange County at Ethel, April 8, 1873 and died March 4, 1951, at the age of 77 years.
In 1903, he married Ethel King. To this union two sons were born, Clarence, who died in infancy, and Lawrence Leon, who is employed in Washington, D.C. He united with the United Brethren Church at McDonald Chapel about 40 years ago.
Survivors are his wife, Ethel; a son, Lawrence; a daughter-in-law, Ada, and granddaughter, Fern Frances, of Washington, D.C.; four sisters. Mrs. Anna Eastridge, of Grantburgs; Mrs. Mary Apple, of Paoli; Mrs. Maggie Apple, of Youngs Creek, and Mrs. Emma Lewis, of French Lick.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at McDonald Chapel with burial in the nearby cemetery. Submitted by Linda Lockhart.

PARKS, Isabelle
Isabelle Parks, the fifth of eight children of Samuel and Malinda Woods Park, was born January 12, 1882, and died October 25, 1951, at the age of 69 years.
Survivors are two sisters, Clara Livington, of Doylestown, Ohio, and Pearl, address unknown; a brother, Ezra Parks, of Danville, Ill.; three nieces and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Sarah Jane Gilliatt, Lizzie and Ada, and one brother, Lee.
She lived with her brother, Lee, at Lebo, Kansas for a number of years, where she joined the Church of Christ. Later she moved north of Paoli where she spent her remaining years. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.

Rosa Brown, daughter of John and Lucy Gilliatt, was born near Fargo, November 4, 1867, and died in English, October 23, 1951, at the age of 83 years.
She married George W. Brown, November 26, 1888. To this union four children were born, Claude, Lois, Clarence and Clyde. She was preceded in death by her husband and three children, Lois, Clarence and Clyde; five sisters and three brothers. Survivors are her son, Claude; two grandchildren, Lois Goins and Leslie Brown; two great-grand- daughters, Judy Goins and Gwendolyn Brown, all of English; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Jones, of Herscher, Ill., and Mrs. Iona Pruitt, of Ethel; two brothers, Felix Gilliatt, of Kankaee, Ill., and Thomas Gilliatt, of Fargo.
Funeral services were conducted on October 25 at Adkins and Tucker Funeral Home with burial in the Cuzzort Cemetery. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.

TILLERY, Mary Jane
French Lick-----Mary Jane Tillery, the third child in the family of four born to John and Elizabeth Allen McMickle, was born January 10, 1863. She died March 23, 1951, at the age of 89 years, at the home of a daughter, Jessie, near here.
She married Alfred C. Tillery in January 1885. He preceded her in death 9 years ago. To this union four sons and four daughters were born. She was preceded in death by Rollie, Lee, Sidney, an infant, Charles and a daughter, Nicy. Survivors are three daughters, Jessie Cox, of near Franch Lick; Alma Standifer, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ava Rieck, of Indianapolis; 18 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.
She was a chartered member of the Patoka Chapel Church. Funeral services were held Sunday at Patoka Chapel, near Newton Stewart. Burial was in the nearby cemetery. Submitted byLinda Lockhart.