LANE, Mary, Orleans Progress (May 12, 1892) Death Notice
Mary Lane died at Bedford last Sunday of Paralysis, aged 76 years. Her
remains were shipped to West Baden Monday where the funeral services
were conducted. She was the mother of eight children, seven of whom
survive her, one of them being Mrs. David Jones, near Mt. Pleasant. She
was a cheerful, kind hearted old lady, whom it was a pleasure to know,
and her death cast a shadow over a large circle of relatives and
Lansford Lane, a prosperous
farmer living near Terre Haute was at West Baden last Monday attending
the funeral of his mother. On his return he visited his sister, Mrs.
David Jones, near Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Lane's wife is a sister to Ham
Coakley and is well know to our people. They live on a large farm near
Terre Haute, where Mr. Lane operates a dairy and keeps a large number
of fine horses. He left for home Thursday. Submitted by Tom Agan.
GILLUM, William F., Paoli Weekly News (February 17, 1892) In Memorium
F. Gillum was born in North Carolina, Chatham County, December 6, 1819
and died January 14th, 1892. He came to Orange County, Indiana in 1826,
with his parents John and Susana Gillum. He was united in matrimony to
Anna B. Briner at the age of 19 years. To them was born nine children,
four of whom together with the mother survive him to mourn the
irreparable loss of a kind husband and an affectionate father. He lived
in Orange County and almost in the immediate neighborhood until the day
of his death. He was noted for his many virtues for industry, economy
and an ardent friend of education. He had a birthright membership in
the Friends church and had been a recognized minister in that Society
for about forty-two years. As a minister and lecturer he was more than
ordinary, always holding his audience entranced by his eloquence,
pathos and profound reasoning. Owning to his advanced age his health
had become feeble for two or three years. His last illness was
pronounced by his attending physician "softening of the brain". His
suffering was severe but borne with christian meekness. For two or
three days he had not been able to converse and remained so till death
freed him of his pain. So another Father in Israel has fallen. Thomas
E. Gillum. Submitted byTom Agan.
DOUGHERTY, George W., Paoli Weekly News (February 17, 1892) Death Notice
W. Doughery, aged about fifty-five years, and one of the best known men
in the county died at his home in this township last Saturday of blood
poisoning. He was the owner of the Spring Mill at the head of Lick
Creek and also, of the Orangeville Mill. He was well liked by everyone
who knew him and always had a kind word for all his customers. He
weighted over 300 pounds and was about six feet in height. His remains
were interred in the Stampers Creek cemetery Monday. We extend our
sympathy to the family. Submitted byTom Agan.
MUNGER, Roy, Paoli Weekly News (October 12, 1892) Death Notice - Orleans
Munger, who was raised here died in Chicago last Friday of Typhoid
fever. Roy was a good boy and one who was a credit to his parents. He
was well known to our city and everybody was his friend and the news of
his death was a shock to all, although hourly expected. His remains
were brought to this place Sunday morning, and the funeral services
were held at the family residence, Sunday evening after which his
remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery. The family have
the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. Submitted byTom Agan.
REED, Harry A., Paoli Weekly News (April 19, 1893) Death Notice
A. Reed, well and favorably known in this city, particularly in
insurance circles died Saturday afternoon, at the Indiana mineral
springs at Attica. Mr. Reed has been for a long time in failing health
and had gone to the springs for a possible relief. His remains were
brought to this city yesterday and the funeral will occur tomorrow
afternoon, 1 o'clock, from the family residence, 409 Ash St. Deceased
left a wife and three children. He was corn in Orange County in 1849
and grew to manhood in that county. He came to Indianapolis in 1887.
During the late Bruce Car's term as auditor of state Mr. Reed had
charge of the insurance department of that office,. and to his
admirable method and unusual ability are credited much of the general
good which came to the people of the state by the suppression of
irregular insurance companies throughout Indiana. He had a host of
friends in this city, who will deeply sympathize with his afflicted
family. - Indianapolis Sentinel, April 17, 1893. Submitted byTom Agan.
MARKLAND, Frank H., Paoli Weekly News (April 19, 1892) Death Notice
near Orleans, Indiana, at 1 o'clock p.m. February 8, 1893, of typhoid
fever, aged 30 years. He was the son of John Markland, of Washington
County, bas born Dec. 11, 1862 and settled in Orange County on what is
called the Worth Mahan farm, in 1887. In his farm work he was
industrious and prosperous.
10th day of April 1892 he was married to Miss Lydia E. Phillips,
daughter of Thomas L. Phillips. None had brighter prospects than they;
but after ten months of happiness came the awful summons and the sad
separation. God calls and man must obey. Frank had many personal
friends for he showed himself friendly, strong, active, vigorous and
cheerful, he was such a friend as is much valued and the broken ties
are dear, especially dear to the many friends at Union Church with whom
he met and united his voice with theirs in song. And at that place, on
the anniversary of his marriage, a large number attended the memorial
services of their departed friend, and listened to the appropriate
discourse delivered by Eld. Frank Martin. Submitted byTom Agan.
BURNETT, Mary, Paoli Weekly News (April 19, 1892) Death Notice
Mary Burnett, a respected colored lady of this place died last Thursday
of pneumonia fever and was buried at Newberry cemetery on Friday. She
was the wife of Arch Burnett. Submitted byTom Agan.
WARREN, Claude, Paoli Weekly News (September 27, 1893) Death Notice
Warren, aged 21 years and 7 months, died at the residence of his
father, Mr. Charles Warren near Syria, last Monday and was buried at
Livonia cemetery Friday. He had had a long and painful illness from
that dreaded disease typhoid fever, but was thought to be on the road
to recovery when he was stricken with paralysis and died. He was a
bright, intelligent, popular and lovable young man and was just
entering upon what promised to be a useful manhood when the dreaded
summons came. To his parents, brothers and sisters who are left to
mourn his untimely death we tender our warmest sympathies. Submitted by
OSBORN, Ples M., Paoli Republican (November 29, 1893) Death Notice
M. Osborn, aged about 70 years, died last week and was buried at the
Swift graveyard. He lived near the center of Jackson Township and was
one of the most highly esteemed citizens. He was a local preacher in
the U. B. Church. By occupation he was a carpenter. After lingering all
the year with that deceptive disease, consumption, he died on the 26th
ult, leaving a widow and four children to mourn. Submitted byTom Agan.
RENSHAW, Elizabeth, Paoli Republican (November 29, 1893) Death Notice
Elizabeth Renshaw, widow of the late Levi Renshaw, died suddenly at her
home in Jackson Township last Wednesday of heart failure. She had been
calling on a near by neighbor and while on the way home fell
unconscious in the road. She never recovered and was speechless until
death, a very short time after the attack. She was buried at Cane
Creek. Submitted byTom Agan.
HAWHEE, Frances, Paoli Republican (November 29, 1893) Death Notice
Fannie Hawhee, widow of Arthur Hawhee, died at the home of her
son-in-law, Cyrus Snipes, of Paoli Township, last Wednesday morning at
4 o'clock at the advanced age of 83 years. The interment was at Moore's
Ridge on Thanksgiving. The deceased had been in poor health for a long
time from a complication of disorders, but the probable immediate cause
of her death was a fall received a short time ago in which she
sustained a dislocated hip. Submitted byTom Agan.
WHITE, Sallie, Paoli Republican (November 29, 1893) Death Notice
Sallie White died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Thomas B. Buskirk, at
2 o'clock Monday morning of Bright's disease and dropsy of the heart,
aged 40 years. She has been a patient sufferer for a long time. Several
months since she, in company with her mother, came here from their home
in Knoxville, Tennessee, hoping that a change in climate might prove
beneficial, but the grim monster had already laid his icy hands on her
vitals and marked a fair victim. The funeral services were conducted by
Rev. J. W. Baker at the residence at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and
the last remains of the once beautiful, sprightly and lovable young
woman were consigned to mother earth in the Paoli Cemetery. Submitted
HILL, Jesse, Paoli News (December 11, 1895) Death Notice
Hill, one of the eldest best known and most popular citizens of this
township, died last Saturday night and was buried Monday at Beech
Grove. He was a prominent member of the Friends Church and his death is
sincerely mourned by a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends.
A good man, in all that the term implies, is gone. Submitted byTom Agan.
NOBLITT, William, Paoli News (March 18, 1896) Death Notice
old and much esteemed friend the venerable William Noblitt is reported
to us as being nearing his journey's end. May the God of peace be with
Since writing the above the
Master has called and the spirit of Uncle William is with the Father in
Heaven. He died Tuesday, March 17th, 1896, at 2:21 a.m. at the house of
his daughter, Mrs. George Bundy of Paoli. He will be buried at Danners
Chapel today at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Marion Mattox officiating. Submitted byTom Agan.
LINDLEY, Mary T., Paoli News (March 25, 1896) Death Notice
Mary Lindley, wife of Eli Lindley living north of Chambersburg, died
Wednesday evening last. She was buried at Lick Creek Thursday. She was
an excellent christian woman and leaves behind her many sorrowing
relatives and friends.
Paoli Republican (April 1, 1896) Obituary
T. Lindley, daughter of John and Mary Towell, was born in Orange
County, Indiana October 21, 1826. Died, March 18, 1896, aged 69 years,
5 months and 27 days. Was united in marriage with Eli Lindley, March
29, 1858. As a result of this union six children were born - five
daughters and one son - all of whom are dead except one daughter. They
lived happily together nearly 38 years. Being a life long member of the
Friends church, which she so dearly loved, she was converted in early
life and lived a faithful and consistent member the remainder of her
life. For several years she had gone through with great afflictions
which she bore without murmuring or complaint; a constant attender of
meetings when health and strength would admit; always had a word of
encouragement for everyone whom she met. After much bodily suffering
she gently fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, She leaves a husband, one
daughter and four little grandchildren to mourn her loss. God has
called her home, where she will meet the loved ones gone on before.
Submitted byTom Agan.
PETER, Mary J., Paoli News (April 8, 1896) Death Notice
Mary J. (May) Peter was born March 10, 1825 in Orange County. She
married Charles Peter in 1846. Unto them were born 3 daughters and 6
sons, 7 of whom survive her. Her husband died August 20, 1873. A long
while ago she united with the Regular Baptist church at Unity, but when
a regular pastor was chosen at Rock Spring she moved her membership
there and has been one of the trusted and true members ever since.
had been making her home with her son-in-law for several years and
being very fleshy and somewhat rheumatic was very careful where she
went but on Feb. 12 last, started over a little knoll in the yard and
fell on her right limb and broke it. Though helpless she retained her
good judgment and directed how to be taken to her room. After 18 days
of confinement from this accident when from all appearances she was
doing well, she enjoying the last Sunday on earth with children and
friends. She rested as usual until ten at night when she told the
children that she was going to a heavenly home prepared for her from
the foundation of the world. How happy a christian can die.
was a loving and watchful wife and mother, agreeable neighbor and a
devote christian. Much good advice she has given the young and many a
time she has been a stay to the older ones in trouble. Sadly we thing
of our loss, but some consolation is found in the thoughts found
recorded in the dear old book of hers which points out the way by which
we may meet again where no pain, so sickness, no parting. Her remains
were lain away in the Rock Spring cemetery after a short funeral
service by Eld. F. M. Mattox. Submitted byTom Agan.
SUMMERS, Ella B., Paoli News (April 8, 1896) Death Notice
B. Summers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Parks departed this life
March 31, 1896 with that dreadful disease consumption. She was 23
years, 1 month, 17 days old and joined the Christian Church in 1890.
She leave a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Submitted
WALKER, Thomas B., Paoli News (April 8, 1896) Death Notice
Thomas B. Walker for many years a leading merchant at Orleans and for
two terms Sheriff of Floyd County, died at his home in Orleans in the
3rd last, aged ninety years. He was highly respected and was
distinguished for his business integrity and pure life. He was buried
at Orleans on Sunday. He was the father of the wife of the Rev. J. K.
Howard and Mr. Ed Walker and was the grandfather of Mrs. John B.
Stetson, of Philadelphia, Pa. Submitted byTom Agan.
BRAXTAN, John Henley, Paoli News (July 15, 1896) Death Notice
Henley Braxtan after a prolonged illness became suddenly worse on July
4th and continued to grow worse until July 10, 1896 at 10:20 a.m., when
he passed into the presence of his God.
Mr. Braxtan's young manhood we attended school with him, and from that
day to the day of his death we have ever been as it was in the days of
our childhood friends and neighbors. And in his death we feel a keen
sense of solemnity and sadness that is sure to come to a man when he
halts beside an open grave and looks for the last time upon the cold
and silent form of one whom life, gave only words of cheer to help in
the struggle of life. "John Henley" as we all loved to call him, has
been an active business man in this community for a number of years. He
was a successful farmer. The neighborhood as well as his bereaved
family will miss his cheerful face and manly counsel. We extend to them
our deepest sympathies. Submitted byTom Agan.
JONES, Joseph, Paoli News (July 22, 1896) Death Notice
a telegram received Sunday afternoon it was learned that Mr. Joseph
Jones, a former resident of this township, but of late a resident of
Westfield, had passed to his reward. His son, Rev. Cyrus Jones, left on
the first train and brought the body to this place Tuesday morning when
it was taken at once to New Berry Friends church where services were
held by Rev. Orlando Tomlinson after which the body was put for rest in
the cemetery near the church. We join his many friends and relatives in
mourning his loss, but we mourn not as those without hope. Submitted by
CARROL, Hicks Jr., Paoli News (February 10, 1897) Newton Stewart itemsKILLED
Caught On A Shaft and Beaten to Death
Tuesday, February 2, Hicks Carrol Jr., met with one of he most terrible
deaths that could befall anyone. He was the owner and operator of the
old water mill at Newton Stewart. He was caught by the shafting. It is
not known how he was caught as there was no one in the mill at the
time, but it is supposed that he had gone down in the forebey to wedge
under the burrs. Amos Flick, on his way home from school heard him cry
for help and ran into the mill and shut it down, and informed the
people of the town as quickly as possible. The shaft upon which he was
caught makes about 250 revolutions per minute. His legs were broken
below the knee. Both feet being torn off and the flesh was almost all
torn from the bones by the timbers and an iron rod that was fastened to
them. One of his feet has not been found. He was liked and esteemed by
all who knew him. Submitted by Tom Agan.
HACKNEY, Harriet, Paoli News (February 24, 1897) Death Notice
Harriet Hackney, wife of our fellow townsman Samuel G. Hackney, died at
the family residence on East Main Street, Saturday morning of
consumption. She has been a patient sufferer for a long time, bit at
last the messenger came and bore her away to a peaceful rest. The
funeral took place at Pin Hook Church Sunday afternoon. We extend our
sympathy to the bereaved family.
CARD OF THANKS
those who so kindly rendered assistance and sympathy in the sickness
and bereavement of our dear companion and mother, we desire to express
our heartfelt thanks. S. H. Hackeny and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
LINDLEY, John, Paoli News (March 24, 1897) Death Notice
Lindley, son of ex-trustee John T. Lindley, died at the home of his
father on Lost River Monday morning of pneumonia. Johnnie was one of
the most exemplary young men of the neighborhood. He was industrious
and ingenious, ever marching bravely along the uneven road of life's
experience. The family and community have lost a young man of rare and
endearing qualifications and we deeply sorrow with the sorrowing.
Submitted byTom Agan.
GARRISON, Marth Ann, Paoli News (May 18, 1898) Death Notice
A. Garrison, wife of W. O. Garrison, was born March 4, 1870, and died
at her home one mile north of Helix, April 24, 1898, aged 28 years, 1
month and 20 days. She was the daughter of Levi and Nancy Smith. She
joined the Church of Christ at South Liberty at the age of 14, and
nearly 4 years ago joined the church of the United Brethren in Christ
at Sulphur Creek, where her husband held his membership and is now
class leader at that place. Thus, just one-half her life was spent as a
devoted and faithful church member. She was married to William O.
Garrison March 25, 1888. She was a devoted wife, a consistent Christian
and a kind neighbor, always peaceable and quiet. Nearly a year ago she
took a severe cold and cough, which the best medical aid could not
effect, and at last resulted in quick consumption. When the end came
she was ready. Her closing days were times of great rejoicing. Surely
it pays to live for Christ when the Christian's life can end with such
happiness and that in the midst of great suffering as it was in her
case. She leaves a husband, father, mother, four brothers and three
sisters to mourn. But she could say "Oh! death where is thy sting. Oh!
grave where is thy victory." The funeral discourse will be preached at
Moore's Ridge the first Sunday in June by Rev. C. C. Osborn. Submitted
AGAN, Electra Eliazbeth, Paoli News (May 11, 1904) Death Notice
Agan was born November 9, 1839; died April 29, 1904. Her maiden name
was Electra E. Highland. She was married to John Agan, January 5, 1859,
unto them were born eleven children, four of whom preceded her to the
better world. Seven survive their dear mother, five reside in Iowa -
two boys and three girls - who from providential hindrances, were not
present, and mingle their tears of love in remembrance of their loving
mother and join with the two children present and their heart stricken
father, in their last sad farewell. She was a consistent Christian,
having joined the Missionary Baptist church in her childhood days, was
loyal to the cause of her master until death. She suffered much during
her long and severe illness, but bore it all with christian fortitude,
desiring rather to be with Christ than present in the body. She often
clasped her hands and sang, "I'm going home to die no more." Her last
moments were peaceful and quiet. The husband has lost a tried and
faithful companion, the children a loving and fond mother and the
community a sympathetic and kind hearted neighbor. But let us not mourn
as those that have no hope. Our loss is her gain.
funeral took place at the Rock Springs Baptist church, on Sunday, Rev.
Marion Mattox, of Bedford, officiating. A large concourse of sorrowing
neighbors and friends being present. Submitted byTom Agan.
PADGETT, James, Paoli News (April 21, 1909) Death Notice
Padgett, aged about 83 years, died at his home Monday, April 19, of
blood poisoning. He had been afflicted only a few days, resulting from
a cut he received on his foot the week before his death. Mr. Padgett
was one of the pioneer citizens of this county. He is survived by two
sons, Noah and Daniel, and a number of grand children. The funeral
occurred at Pinhook church Tuesday afternoon. Submitted byTom Agan.
ATKINSON, William, Paoli News (April 21, 1909) Death Notice
Atkinson, aged 73 years, died at his home in the east part of Paoli,
April 17, after an illness of three weeks of pneumonia. Mr. Atkinson
was born in this county, january 28, 1836, and has been a resident of
this county practically all his life. His wife, Angeline Atkinson,
preceded him only a week ago and his daughter, Nellie Atkinson,
preceded him three weeks ago. He is survived by one son, Albert
Atkinson, who is the only remaining member of what three weeks ago was
a family of four. Mr. Atkinson was a member of the Friend's Church. The
funeral occurred at his home Sunday afternoon and the interment took
place in the Paoli I.O.O.F. cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
TEMPLE, Cynthia, Paoli News (February 10, 1910) Death Notice
Cynthia Temple, aged 69 years, died near Rego Wednesday and was buried
at Danners Chapel Friday. Rev. Wynn, of Hardinsburg preached the
funeral sermon. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her
loss. We extend sympathy to the bereaved. Submitted byTom Agan.
JONES, Sara, Paoli News (February 10, 1910) Death Notice
Jones, an aged lady, whose home was with her daughter, Mrs. Alfred
Agan, died suddenly Tuesday of last week and was buried at the Rawlings
cemetery Wednesday. Submitted byTom Agan.
STRATTON, Seth, Paoli News (February 10, 1910) Death Notice
Stratton, a prominent farmer of Northeast Township, died at his home in
Bromer Monday morning after a lingering illness of several years of
kidney disease. He was about 66 years of age. Mr. Stratton was well
known throughout the county. He served two terms as county
commissioner, his last term of office expiring about three years ago.
It was during his term as commissioner that his health began to fail
him and about a year before his term of office expired he went to
California for his health, but the trip proved no benefit. Mr. Stratton
is survived by his widow and five children, three of whom live in
California, Misses Hattie and Nellie Stratton and Henry. The two other
sons, John and Roscoe, live in this county. The funeral will not be
held until after the arrival of Henry from California and the date for
the holding of the funeral will not be fixed until it is known when he
can get here. The News joins the many friends of Mr. Stratton in
extending sympathy to the family. Submitted byTom Agan.