Orange County Obituaries


HOCKER, Sam, Springs Valley Herald (October 15, 1931) News Article
Coroner Hold Truck Driver Was Defending His Own Life in Fatal Fight

A coroner's inquest held last Monday cleared Gene Wininger, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Wininger of French Lick, of all blame in the death of Sam Hocker, 39 year old Negro, who died Saturday afternoon in a Louisville hospital following two fights with Wininger. The coroner, Dr. R. L. Holiday of Paoli, held that Wininger inflicted injuries upon Hocker in defense of his own life.
The trouble between Hocker and Wininger started Friday morning, officials said, The Negro is alleged to have threatened Wininger with a knife following an argument, Wininger defending himself with a piece of pipe. The incident happened in front of the offices of the Wininger Transfer on Church street, where Wininger is employed as a truck driver.
After Hocker threatened to return and kill him, the driver paid no attention to his threats. At about 12:30 that afternoon, while Wininger was working over a truck, Hocker returned to the scene, carrying a double barreled shotgun. Before Wininger was aware of his presence, Hocker had advanced to within a few inches of the huck driver, poked the gun in his back and said something about "getting him."
Wininger, turning suddenly, deflected the gun just before Hocker pulled both triggers, sending the shot into an adjacent building. Wininger seized the gun, hit the Negro over the head with it, breaking the stock. He picked up the barrel of the gun and was prepared to use this on his assailant when bystanders separated them.
Hocker was arrested and lodged in the Paoli jail, where he remained until Saturday morning, when it was found out that his injuries were serious, and he was rushed to a Louisville hospital. He died about an hour after arriving at the hospital
[No further information on Hocker can be found in the subsequent papers] Submitted by Tom Agan.

THACKER, Michael H., Springs Valley Herald (October 15, 1931) Obituary
Michael H. Thacker, son of Robert and Hettie Ann Thacker, was born in Dubois County, indiana August 26, 1878 and died peacefully near Crystal on October, 10, 1931, age 53 years, 1 month and 14 days.
Most of his life was spent in the neighborhood of his birth.
On August 11, 1906 he was united in marriage to Etta Simmons and to them was born two children, Wallace and Pauline, who with their mother still survive him.
In September 1929 he felt the need of the Savior and was converted in a meeting held at Crystal. On August 3, 1931 he united with the M. E. Church of Crystal and was baptized.
About five years ago he was stricken with a dreaded disease from which he suffered with patience until the end. After all hope of recovery was list, he often expressed his desire to be with his Savior.
He leaves to mourn a grief stricken wife, two children, an aged mother, Mrs. Hettie Ann Thacker, two brothers Robert of Jasper and Charlie of Crystal, two sisters Mrs. Lydia Weikert and Mrs. Ann Hall of Crystal, two grandchildren Junior and Margaret Thacker who were rays of sunshine through his long days of suffering.


To those who assisted us in any way during the sickness and death of our husband and father, M. H. Thacker, we wish to express our thanks and appreciation. Such kindness will never be forgotten. Mrs. M. H. Thacker and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

MORGAN, James C., Springs Valley Herald (October 15, 1931) Obituary
James C. Morgan passed away from his earthly home to enter conditions eternal. He was the son of William and Louise Flick Morgan. Born July 21, 1850.
He was never affiliated with any church, but was always a firm believer in the Masters word and in his late illness told his family and those who came to see him all was well and he was ready and just waiting for the Master to call. He often spoke how beautiful his home was to be over there.
At his home near French Lick October 5, 1931 at 5"30 p.m. he fell peacefully asleep, age 81 years, 2 months and 14 days.
He united in marriage to Catherine Conrad when 27 years of age, whom preceded him in death December 14, 1908. To this union seven children were born, five daughters and two sons. They are: Mrs. Emma Leonard, Mrs. Feba Lewis, Mrs. Louisa Love, Mrs. Margaret Bledsoe, Porter Morgan, of French Lick, Mrs. Henrietta Clark of Bedford, Ind. and Edward Morgan of Casper, Wyo. He also leaves ten grandchildren, one preceding him in death.
Again he was united in marriage on April 27th, 1910 to Mary Elizabeth Beatty, with whom he lived happily until his death. He also leaves the following step children of whom he was always devoted: Mrs. William Smith of Center, Ill., Miss Stella Beatty, Herschel Beatty of Washington and a step granddaughter, Mrs. Harold Hacher of Mile Center, Ill. He had one sister, Mrs. Seif Beggarly, who preceded him in death and leaves two half brothers William and Thomas Hooten.
Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Lebanon church at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. George Atkins. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LOMAX, Bell, Springs Valley Herald (October 15, 1931) Obituary
On January 4, 1860, Joshua and Nellie Waynick were made happy by the birth of a daughter, whom they christened, "Bell". She was born near Greenbriar in Greenfield Township.
He girlhood days were spent in and around the place of her birth. Being of a cheerful and sunny disposition while young, she was loved by her girlhood friends. After having completed her common school education she attend Normal School and taught in the rural schools of Greenfield Township for five years.
On October 7, 1883 she was united in marriage to James Lomax. To this union five daughters were born, one son and four daughters, namely: Irma, who died October 15, 1906, Inez, who died April 8, 1906, Iva, who departed this life August 19, 1926, Mrs. Nellie Kennedy and Clair, both of French Lick, Ind. Besides the children mentioned above she leaves six grandchildren.
The journeyed together on the matrimonial sea of life peacefully and happily, sharing each others joys and sorrows until the sad reaper Death intervened and took Mother Lomax away.
For 47 years, 11 months and 29 days she did all she could to make his life pleasant, this being the length of their matrimonial journey. They were married 48 years ago yesterday.
She was united with the United Brethren church in the winter of 1897. She was converted during the pastorate of Brother Cris Osborne at Sulphur Creek church. She lived a consistent and devoted christian life in the church from that time to her death, being always ready and anxious to attend her Savior's business.
We all know about Mother Lomax's life, how we liked to hear her pray and hear her testify in her trembling voice.
She was a loving mother, and the wrinkles on her hands are only marks that bespeaks her love for her children. She labored and sacrificed that her children might be educated and started on life's journey.
In sickness she was unsurpassed, and how well we liked to see her come when in need of assistance.
She hadn't been well for quite a while, having never fully recovered from the death of her daughter, Iva, in 1926.
During the last sickness she often spoke of dying and often expressed herself as longing to pass to her reward. Although unable to attend church for a few weeks, she often prayed and talked to the Lord.
Death came to her on October 6th, 1931 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday closing a useful life of 71 years, 9 months and 2 days.
She leaves to mourn her departure besides those mentioned above, one brother Daniel Waynick of Queen City, Ind., and one sister Mrs. Frank Lindley of Mitchell, Ind., besides these a host of relatives and friends. Submitted byTom Agan.

WININGER, Rosanna, Springs Valley Herald (October 22, 1931) Death Notice
Mrs. Rose Wininger, 75 years of age, well known citizen of French Lick for many years, died Wednesday night about 11:30 following a short illness. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Southern Taylor on Ohio street. Death was caused by complications of diseases.
Mrs. Wininger is survived by three sons and three daughters: Asa and Charles Audie of French Lick; John of Quincy, Ill.; Mrs. Alta Taylor of French Lick; Mrs. Nanny Nelson near French Lick; Mrs. May Bledsoe of West Baden and Miss Goldie Wininger of Los Angeles, California. Her husband and two children preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the French Lick, M. E. Church, followed by interment in the Scarlett Ridge cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (October 29, 1931) Funeral Notice
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Wininger, 74 years of age, were held last Sunday afternoon at the French Lick Methodist Church, the Rev. A. L. Meredith, pastor, officiating. Mrs. Wininger died last Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Southern Taylor, following a short illness.
Following the services, interment was made at Mt. Lebanon cemetery, south of French Lick. W. V. Ritter & Son, local undertakers, had charge of the funeral. Submitted byTom Agan.

RHODES, Alice, Springs Valley Herald (October 29, 1931) Death Notice
Mrs. Alice Rhodes, aged 72, widow of the late Elvet B. Rhodes, a former resident of West Baden, died Tuesday night at the St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis, according to word received by relatives and friends here. mrs. Rhodes had been ill for only a few days, death resulting from pneumonia fever.
Funeral services will be held at 2"00 o'clock this afternoon at Ames Chapel Church, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes was formerly Miss Alice Faucett of the Ames community.
She is survived by two sons, John and Roscoe, and one daughter, Minnie, all of Indianapolis. One sister, A. W. Bruner, of Paoli, also survives. Submitted byTom Agan.

GRAVES, William Henry, Springs Valley Herald (October 29, 1931) Obituary
William Henry Graves, son of Gillium and Nancy Graves, was born June 2, 1881, in Crawford County, Ind., and departed this life October 23, 1931, at the age of 50 years, 4 months and 21 days.
He was united in marriage to Bertha Lorance on Dec. 12, 1906. To this union was born four children: Noble, Everett, Edna and Alvena. Noble preceded his father in death when but a small child.
Near Eckerty, Indiana, in the year 1916 he was converted and baptized in the Pentecostal church under the preaching of Rev. Dixon. He lived a true and faithful life for many years. After moving to French Lick, he drifted away from God, but often attended church. God, in all his mercy, will judge according to His Word.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, one son, two daughters, one son-in-law, Ray Hudson; two brothers, Johnny and Emery Graves of French Lick, Ind.; two uncles, Robert Graves of French Lick and David Graces of Tell City, Ind., and a number of other relatives and friends.


We take this means of thanking one and all for their kind expressions of sympathy during the death of our beloved husband and father. We especially want to thank W. V. Ritter & Son for the splendid service; Those who gave the beautiful flowers; Mr. Cogswell and Mr. Martin McFarland for their loyal services rendered, and to Rev. L. Howard for his words of comfort. Mrs. Henry Graves and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

QUALKENBUSH, Hannah B., Springs Valley Herald (November 19, 1931) Obituary
Mrs. Hannah B. Qualkenbush was born October 3, 1871 and departed this life November 10, 1931. Age 60 years, 1 month and 7 days. she was united in holy matrimony to Harley Qualkenbush October 2, 1890. To this union was born nine children, four sons and five daughters, seven of which survive her, two having preceded her in death, a son Rollie and a daughter Claire. Those who survive are Alvin, Samuel, Delbert, the daughters are Mary, Florence, Alma and Ethel. She has 22 grandchildren, one of whom preceded her in death and 3 great grandchildren.
Sister Qualkenbush was a kind and affectionate mother and grandmother. Her tender hands did all they could to provide a comfortable living for them all and I assure you that they will greatly miss her, not only in their homes, but in their lives as well.
Besides her husband and seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren she leaves four sisters, Elizabeth Butler of French Lick Springs, Ind., Clarie Hays of Cleveland, Ohio, Maggie Jones of West Baden, Ind., and Bertha Line of Hillham, Ind.; two brothers T. C. Moore of Texas and Ellis Moore of Shoals, Ind. and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Sister Qualkenbush's last request to her husband and children was they all might be good, meaning by that request that they may so live that they might have a happy reunion in the great beyond. Sister Qualkenbush was a good neighbor to all in her neighborhood and loved by many.


We here tender our most sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kind hospitality to our beloved wife and mother, also to our teacher and his school for their kindness shown towards us all. Husband and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

LINTHICUM, Phoebe, Springs Valley Herald (December 3, 1931) Obituary
Phoebe, daughter of Josiah and Margaret Whitmire, was born on a farm near Newton Stewart, Ind. July 18, 1869. Died on an adjoining farm to the old homestead Nov. 10, 1931. Thus her cycle of life was spent in one locality.
On Nov. 15, 1888 she was married to John Linthicum. To them were born twelve children. Two babes died in infancy. Lula, wife of Amos Parks, having passed away a few years ago.
In early life she became a christian under the preaching of the Rev. John Richardson and united with the U. B. Church to which faith she has ever been true. She was a devoted christian, but the rearing of her large family often prevented her attending worship, but hers was a preacher's home.
She was always solicitous for the welfare of her two nephews, Omer and Charles Osborn, who were left orphans in early life and looked to Aunt Phoebe as mother.
All during he last illness, although a great sufferer she endured with patience until her Savior bade her come up higher.
She leaves to mourn her departure her beloved husband and nine children: Mrs. Maggie Gilliatt, Mrs. Ida Parks, Mrs. Violet Taylor, William and Howard, all of Newton Stewart; John and Harry of Illinois; Desco of Gary, Ind. and Jacob of California; ten grandchildren together with a brother Jacob F. Whitmire, Paoli, Indiana and a host of friends.


We wish to sincerely thank all those who assisted so kindly and willingly during the illness and death of our wife and mother, Mrs. J. W. Linthicum. We thank Rev. Apple for his consoling message during the funeral rites, also Mr. Schmutzler for the kind and sympathetic manner in which he performed his services. Husband and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

FOX, Jerome, Springs Valley Herald (December 10, 1931) Funeral Notice
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Jerome Fox, 58 years of age, who died Sunday afternoon at the St. Edwards Hospital of New Albany. The death of Mr. Fox following an illness of several weeks from cancer.
The services were held at the home and were conducted by Rev. W. J. Byrum, pastor of the United Brethren Church. Interment was in Ames Chapel cemetery. The Pluto Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Fox was a member, had charge of the services at the grave.
Mr. Fox is survived by the widow and one daughter, Mabel.

Springs Valley Herald (December 17, 1931) Obituary
Jerome A. Fox, son of Elijah and Mary Fox, was born in Washington County, April 2, 1869 and in later life coming to Orange County.
He was married to Lida Nobblitt at Paoli, Ind. June 19, 1897. To this union was born two children, one infant having preceded him to the great beyond and Mrs. Mabel Jacobs, of French Lick, Ind.
Jerome, as many called him, was well liked by those who knew him.
After coming to French Lick he united with the Methodist church and later became a member of the United Brethren Church, where he was enjoyed by all the class.
Brother Fox, life all of us, has made some mistakes, but again and again have we heard him testify to the knowledge of God, and after going to the hospital, he told the surgeon that if he died on the operating table that it would no be his fault for it was death anyway. The saying I am going home and it is real to me. Pointing up he said: "I will soon be there, and that he saw his brother Frank waiting for his coming." He also sang a few verses of one hymn that was sung often by the church he attended, it being "When we all get to Heaven," and then turning to his wife he said there is another song I am thinking about, and when she asked him he said: "The last mile of the way." and very often from this time on he would speak of this song. And just before he went to be with Him who doeth all things well, December 6, 1931, age 62 years, 8 months and 4 days his wife sang for him "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and he went to sleep in the arms of Jesus.
He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, one daughter, two granddaughters and a host of relatives and friends.


We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and assistance to us during the death of our dear husband and father. Also Brother Byrum and Brother Drash for their comforting words and especially do we thank Mr. Ritter and the Knights of Pythias for their efficient services. Mrs. Jerome Fox, Mrs. Mabel Jacobs and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

McDONALD, Anna, Springs Valley Herald (December 10, 1931) Funeral Notice
Funeral services were held last Friday at Antioch Church for Mrs. Anna McDonald, wife of J. O. McDonald of Prospect. Mrs. McDonald died early Thursday morning at the Deaconess Hospital in Louisville following an illness of several months.
The services were conducted by the Rev. F. L. Hacker, pastor of the West Baden Baptist Church, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by the husband and three children, her mother, stepfather, four brothers and two sisters.

Springs Valley Herald (December 10, 1931) Obituary
Anna, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth Miller was born near Fairmount, Ind. in Grant County on October 29, 1889 and departed this life in the Deaconess Hospital in Louisville, KY. on December 3, 1931 after about three months illness. Age 42 years, 1 month and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to James Orville McDonald in Vinton, Iowa, November 9, 1916. this home was blessed with four children, Theda Louise, Lola May, Myron Lavern, who are at home and James Eli who preceded her in death seven years ago.
Only those by her bedside know how patiently she bore her suffering without a murmur, and a struggle for life bravely fought until death came to relieve her of all suffering.
The passing of Mrs. McDonald, ended a life which carried with it all the elements of true womanhood; as a companion, true loyalty; as a mother, unsurpassed love and devotions; as a neighbor, retaining ever that christian and pioneer spirit of honesty, love and kindness towards all.
Besides the husband and children she is survived by her mother, step-father Henry Lynn, four brothers Gay, Russell, Lloyd and Victor; two sisters Lucille and Rowena, one step sister Cora Lynn besides a host of other relatives and friends. One brother Cecil preceded her in death.


In these few words we tender our heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and all who so kindly offered their assistance during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. J. O. McDonald. We especially wish to thank Rev. Hacker for his consoling words, the singers, the beautiful floral tributes and those who furnished cars. Husband and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

PENDLEY, Andrew James, Springs Valley Herald (December 10, 1931) Obituary
Andrew James Pendley, son of John and Matilda Jane Pendley, was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, May 3, 1856 and departed this life November 18, 1931 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 15 days.
He was united in marriage to Martha F. Stone in the year of 1884. To this union was born three children. Two of them departed this life at an early age. His wife has also passed to the great beyond.
He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Lora Jackman and one grandson Robert of West Baden, with whom he made his home. He also leaves three brothers and other relatives and friends to mourn his death. He has one granddaughter that has passed to the great beyond.
Ala through his life he was a kind and loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He has crossed the bar, that all must sooner or later cross. Submitted byTom Agan.

BYERS, George A., Springs Valley Herald (February 4, 1915) Obituary
George A. Byers, son of J. W. Byers and Hester Byers, was born near Elon, Ind., June 7, 1878. Fell asleep in the arms of Jesus Jan. 6, 1915. Age 36 years and 7 months. Called his companion to his bedside, told her he was ready to go and was going to a beautiful home. He was prepared to meet his Redeemer, and we can only live to meet him where we meet to part no more.
He leaves a wife, two children, an aged father, three sisters, five brothers and a host of relatives to mourn his departure. Submitted byTom Agan.

DRABING, Effie, Springs Valley Herald (February 11, 1915) Death Notice
Mrs. Effie Drabing, wife of Wm. Drabing, died Sunday about 1:30 o'clock p.m. after a long illness. She had been in poor health since early last summer and submitted to two operations at a Louisville hospital for cancer both of which proved to no avail and for the past few months she patiently suffered waiting for the end which came Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Drabing conducted a millinery establishment here for years till failing health forced her to abandon the business last fall.
The remains were laid to rest in the Odd-Fellows cemetery at Abeydel, Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Keeney of the Presbyterian Church.

Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1915) Obituary
Mrs. Effie May Henderson Drabing was born Feb 25, 1877. Died Feb. 7, 1915. At the age of 18 she joined the Methodist church under the pastorage of Rev. Wallace of French Lick. She was married to William Drabing March 22, 1902. She leaves to mourn their loss two sisters and one brother, four half sisters and two half brothers, mother, husband, and four step children. She suffered long and patiently and met death calmly and serenely saying she was ready and willing to go. Submitted byTom Agan.

BURTON, Nancy Stoner, Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1915) Obituary
Nancy Stoner Burton, daughter of John and Mary Stoner, was born Dec. 21, 1861 and passed to her reward Feb. 15, 1915. Aged 53 years, 1 month and 14 days. She was the second of her father;s family to pass beyond this vale of tears, her mother having preceded her to the Spirit world.
In Jan. 1890 she united in marriage to Hiram Burton. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom are living. she was of such a disposition that her neighbors and family always found her the same, every day alike. Mrs. Burton was one of the great army of industrious women who have shared the toils, bore the burdens and endured the innumerable sacrifices which usually come to a widowed mother of several children. So intensely devoted to the interests of her children was she, that her industrious habits caused her to go beyond her strength, even after the afflictions which ended her life had taken hold, always bearing her sorrows and heartaches patiently and with a christian spirit.
She was made shouting happy when the Lord came into her life while she was at home with her children about 12 years ago, and using her own words while in conversation with a neighbor in regard to her soul welfare said, "I have committed myself to the Lord and have faith sufficient to know that He will not forsake me." May the children cherish the council and advise given by "Mother" and make her God as King of their lives.
She leaves three children, four sons, an aged father, two brothers and four sisters with numerous other relatives and friends to mourn the loss. Submitted byTom Agan.

RUSSELL, Arta, Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1915) Death Notice
Miss Artie Russell, an employee of the Homestead committed suicide last night in her room by drinking carbolic acid. We are informed that she was despondent on account of the fact that she had tuberculosis and this was the reason she took her life. Her mother, we understand, is Mrs. George W. Clements of Elon.


I desire to thank the people of the Homestead for their kindness shown us, during the death of my beloved sister, Arta. No one could have been more kind to us and especially I wish to thank Miss Maud Shaw and Dr. Fred Arthur for their kindness and words of sympathy condolence. I also wish to thank the girls for their beautiful floral offerings. This kindness will never be forgotten. Bessie Russell. Submitted byTom Agan.

LANDRETH, Mary, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1915) Death Notice
Mrs. Mary Landreth departed this life the 19th instant. She was born October, 1845, was married to John Landreth September 1871. To this union were born 9 children, one of which with her husband passed on before. When very young Mrs. Landreth united with the Christian church at Cane Creek, but later moved her membership to the Methodist church. She has been a faithful christian and we feel that our loss is only her gain. Mrs. Landreth leaves 8 children: Mrs. Wm. [Janetta] Painter, Mrs. Elmer [Hester] Smith, Mrs. Ira [America] Alexander, Mrs. Charles [Florence] Mynatt, Ed, Henry, Jesse and Albert, 5 step children, several grandchildren and some brothers and sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The remains of Mrs. Landreth were interred in Simmons Chapel Cemetery on Sunday. Rev. Minter conducted the funeral services. Submitted byTom Agan.

DICKIRSON, Mariah Emily, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1915) Death Notice (From the Lawrenceville, Ill. Republican)
Mariah Emily, eldest daughter of S. A. And Anna Davis, was born in Orange County, Indiana, March 20, 1846. She was one of the children of whom, only three survive, Mrs. J. T. Moore, S. S. and Lewis Davis, all of Orange County, Indiana. She grew up in Orange County, Indiana and was there married to John M. Dickirson, April 20, 1865. To this union three children were born. Elmer J., who died when 13 years of age. The other two Samuel A. and Thomas I. still live here in this county. Mrs. Dickirson came with her husband to Lawrence County, Illinois in 1865, and the family has been identified with the life and interest of the county ever since.
In 1873 she in company with her husband gave her life to Christ and was baptized by Elder Lathrop and placed her membership with the Lawrenceville Christian Church. February 1, 1915 she took down with pneumonia and succumbed to its ravages at 5:15 o'clock Sunday evening, Feb. 13, age 68 years, 10 months and 23 days. Sister Dickirson was long worn with honor the name of her Master. she has always been a consistent Christian and pays the debt of all things mortal to obtain the splendid receipt - eternal life at the right hand of God and releases her title to a home here, to enter with a clear title to that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. She was a true wife, a loving mother, and a respected part of the social life of every community in which she lived. There remains to mourn her departure a husband, two sons, twelve grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the White House Christian Church by Rev. Hall assisted by Rev. McCreary, at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, Feb 15, and the body was laid to rest in the White House cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

MORGAN, Samuel B., Springs Valley Herald (March 4, 1915) Death Notice
Samuel B. Morgan, an old soldier, answered the last roll call Monday morning after a long illness of general debility, at the age of 72 years. He was the last of the older sons to pass over to the Great Beyond, his bother John, preceding him several years ago and another brother, David S. Morgan. His good wife preceded him only a few months, and though he was in poor health for the past two years she was only stricken during the past summer and was called home before him. He was a good Christian and had been a consistent member of the M. E Church since boyhood and has passed to his reward. No one knew him but to love and respect him as his genial kindly disposition made friends of all his acquaintances. He formerly lived near French Lick and many of the readers of the Herald were personally acquainted with him. Submitted byTom Agan.

BEATTY, George W., Springs Valley Herald (March 4, 1915) Death Notice
George Beaty died of heart trouble last Wednesday [Feb. 24] Mr. Beaty had only been sick six days. George was born in March 1870, he united with the M. E. Church when very young. In 1888 he was married to Florence Simmons, to this union was born 8 children, 4 of whom with the wife survive him. Two boys, Earl and Ernest, aged about 19 and 17 and 2 little girls, Ruth and Fern, aged 5 and 3. Besides his wife and children he leaves an aged mother, 1 brother, 1 half brother and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. the remains were interred in Simmons Chapel cemetery Thursday. Rev. Minter read the funeral discourse. Submitted byTom Agan.

ROGERSON, R. Lemuel, Springs Valley Herald (March 18, 1915) Death Notice
Mr. R. L. Rogerson died at his home here Sunday night. He had been in poor health for a number of years being afflicted with rheumatism. He spent several months last fall at the Old Soldiers Sanitarium in South Dakota and was somewhat benefitted when he returned home. The infirmities of age coupled with the disease was too much for him to overcome and he answered the last roll call Sunday night. He has joined the great majority of the "Boys" of 61-65 who have gone to sleep as the Death Angel sounded "Taps". Only a handful of them remain and it won't be long till the veterans of the great American Civil War will become only a memory.
The funeral services were conducted at the U. B. Church Tuesday and interment at Ames Chapel. Submitted by Tom Agan.

RILEY, Samuel Low, Springs Valley Herald (April 1, 1915) Death Notice
We are in receipt of a copy of the Eureka Springs Times-Echo of Eureka Springs, Ark., containing announcement of the death on the 18th of march of Samuel Low Riley, a former resident of newton Stewart. The following is clipped from that paper:
Samuel Low Riley was born in Newton Stewart, Ind. on April 13, 1835. Was married to Eliza Jane Parks on September 27, 1855. To this union eleven children were born, two having preceded him to the better world.
He was a Civil War volunteer, serving in Co. H. 93d Indiana Regiment. Was in Sherman's Brigade. Was captured in Gun Town, Miss. Taken to Anderson Prison and remained there ten months and eighteen days. Submitted byTom Agan.

LASHBROOKS, Emma J., Springs Valley Herald (April 1, 1915) Obituary
Emma J. Lashbrooks, daughter of James H. and Sarah A. Love and companion of James A. Lashbrooks was born July 23, 1868. Departed this life March 13, 1915. Age 46 years, 7 months and 20 days. She united with the U. B. Church at Sulphur Creek about the year 1886 and later transferred her membership to the M. E. Church at Moores Ridge of which she was a member the rest of her life. She leaves a father, mother, one brother, one sister, husband, one son, and five daughters, and three son have preceded her to the better world. she was a kind and loving mother, a faithful companion and esteemed by all who knew her. she was stricken with disease on the 29 of June 1914 and lingered, bearing her trouble with the greatest of patience until God said it was enough and she fell asleep in the arms of her blessed Savior whom she loved so well. Just before she quit this life she said she saw her lived ones that had gone on before and thanked the Lord who had done so much for her and that she was prepared to go. She leaves a bright testimony behind.
There is a place in the home that cannot be filled, our dearest loved one, thou has left us and thy voice on earth is still, but in heaven we hope to meet thee by the grace of God's Holy will.


We thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother, Emma J. Lashbrooks. J. A. Lashbrooks and Children Submitted byTom Agan.

LASHBROOKS, Elizabeth J., Springs Valley Herald (April 29, 1915) Obituary
Elizabeth J. Lashbrooks was born Sept. 19, 1836, departed this life April 9, 1915, age 78 years, 6 months and 20 days, was married to Wesley Lashbrooks March 25, 1859, there was born to this union 6 children, 4 boy and 2 girls, one boy died in infancy, one girl lived to womanhood and married Spicely Trimble and died, this leaves 3 boys and 1 girl to mourn this loss. She united with the Church of Christ in 1865 and lived a constant Christian till Death. She was a kind mother, a faithful companion and was esteemed by all who knew her.


We thank our many friends and neighbors for being so kind to us in the sickness and death of our dear mother, Elizabeth J. Lashbrooks, we surely do appreciate such kindness. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

PENNINGTON, Rebecca, Springs Valley Herald (May 6, 1915) Obituary
Rebecca Conrad, daughter of Emanuel and Mahala Conrad was born Aug. 20, 1838. Died April 19, 1915, aged 76 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was married to Charles P. Pennington Dec. 4, 1856. To this union were born six children, five of whom are living. On Dec. 25, 1872 her husband was called Home leaving her to fight the battles of life alone. This sorrow was almost more than she could bear. The responsibility of rearing her children falling upon her she assumed it with a courage that took no defeat. Her one aim was to raise them to be noble men and women and she always held before them the highest standards of uprightness, truthfulness, honesty and cleanness of life. She tolled early and late to provide for and educate them. She had three grandchildren whom she loved as dearly as her own. He love and tenderness went out to them in an unusual way. The always knew that "Mother Pennington" would have time for the little things which came into their lives and it was their custom to go to her for help and sympathy which never failed to be granted. She had four great grandchildren. In early life she was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. When trials pressed hard she never failed to lean on the Lord Jesus and took as her companion his Holy Word. It was her habit to especially remember the texts of sermons and every where among books are t be found slips of paper with scripture references written upon them, showing her great meditation upon the Word. She put forth great efforts to have her children established to the Kingdom of the Lord before they launched out into the world. She was afflicted for many years, but was a patient sufferer. During her last illness she witnessed the presence of Jesus in her soul always saying "your will not mine, be done." She never failed to ask the Lord to save all without the loss of one. Funeral services were held in the family residence in French Lick, Ind., conducted by Rev. J. M. Walker, her former pastor. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Pennington's Chapel near Corydon, Indiana. Submitted byTom Agan.

RHODES, Andrew J. Jr., Springs Valley Herald (May 20, 1915) Death Notice
A very sad automobile accident happened in Paoli Thursday when Andrew J. Rhodes Jr., the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Rhodes was run over and injured so severely that he died the day following. The accident occurred near the Paoli School building. Some of the high school boys were driving along the road near the school building in an automobile when the little boy started to run across the road. While crossing the road he fell in front of the machine, the front wheel running over him before it could be stopped. The wheel passed over about the center of his body and resulted in his receiving internal injuries. The auto was a large machine and weighs about thirty-six hundred pounds.
The boy was take to his home and all medical attention possible was given him, but there were no hopes of his recovery. He lived about twenty four hours after the accident.
The funeral was held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. St. Clair and Rev. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. - Paoli News. Submitted byTom Agan.

LEFEVER, Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (May 27, 1915) Obituary
Mrs. Elizabeth Lefever, nee Minor, daughter of Harry and Emma Minor was born at Jeffersonville, Indiana, Jan. 12, 1880. Was married to Frank Lefever at Bedford, Ind., October 6, 1897. Died at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio May 19, 1915, after an illness of six weeks and two days and an unsuccessful operation. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, two children, Bessie and Clarence, a father, four brothers, Will, Charlie, George and Frank, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Submitted byTom Agan.

BROWN, William H., Springs Valley Herald (June 3, 1915) Obituary
William H. Brown, son of John H. and Amandy J. Brown, was born August 16, 1869, died April 22, 1915. Aged 45 years, 8 months and 6 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Elizabeth Kellams, to this union were born 10 children, 8 of whom survive. He united with the M. E. Church at Shiloh, Dubois County, Ind., about 24 years ago, later transferring his membership to Moores Ridge in which he died an efficient member. Although his season of sickness was brief he suffered intensely. He seemed to realize he could not get well, but he said if he could not he was ready to go. He was one of the leading members of the Moores Ridge class, always ready to help some one. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He had been very anxious about the Lord's work at Moores Ridge for the coming season. He gave a talk for the good of his Sunday School the last Sunday he was present. His theme being "The Risen Lord and the Empty Tomb." Now the angels have rolled away the stone from his life and he has entered the "Home of the Soul" of which he loved to sing. He was a kind and loving husband, a tender father and a neighbor to be greatly missed.
He leaves to mourn his departure an aged father, two brothers, seven sisters, a loving wife, three sons and five daughters, and a host of relatives and friends.
Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep.
From which none ever wakes to weep. Submitted by Tom Agan.

WININGER, Nellie F., Springs Valley Herald (June 3, 1915) Death Notice
Mrs. Albert Wininger, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Atkins near this city last Saturday morning a few minutes after midnight. Mrs. Wininger had been sick for several weeks and was in the West Baden hospital for some time and has been in a critical condition for most of the time of her illness. The funeral and burial took place at Ames Chapel cemetery, Sunday afternoon.

Springs Valley Herald (June 10, 1915) Obituary
Nellie Florence Wininger, wife of Albert Wininger was born July 28, 1887, in Henry County, Ind. Departed this life May 29, 1915, aged 27 years, 10 months and 1 day. She was the youngest daughter of Elder George W. Atkins and Mary A. Atkins and died at their home near French Lick, Ind.
Through the tender mercies of God she was in early life led to the Cross of Christ, where she was made to rejoice in a knowledge that her sins were washed away in the blood of the Lamb and made a public profession of religion and United with the Baptist church, but later in life she joined the United Brethren church where she remained until death.
She was a humble and unpretentious in her life, yet lived every day in that way that is best suited to adorn our professions by living it in our every day lives. She always had a kind word for everyone she met and greeted all with a smile and was so gentle in her disposition that to know her was to love her. She leaves to mourn a husband, three precious children, one child having preceded her in death, a father, mother, one sister, Mrs. J. U. Grant of Dayton, Ohio, one brother, George M. Atkins, of near French Lick and a host of friends. Bit in as much as she so often expressed an ardent desire to go and live with her Saviour and said on different occasions during her last sickness, "I don't want to live any longer in this world of sin and sadness, but I want to go home and be at rest forever." We unite in saying that while we feel our loss heavily and miss her so much, yet may the Lord's will be done.l She is now at home and in perfect rest and may the Lord enable us all to meet her in the sweet by and by.
Funeral services were conducted by her Pastor Rev. Jacob Walls, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Ames Cemetery to await the Master's call on the bright resurrection morning. The Sorrowing ones.


We wish to take this means of expressing my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the many kind neighbors and friends who did so much to assist us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. We also wish to thank the several doctors who so faithfully and carefully treated her and did all that medical aid could do. Also the beautiful floral tributes by the Masonic order and many friends. Albert Wininger and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

MORRIS, Nancy E., Springs Valley Herald (June 17, 1915) Obituary
Nancy E. Parks was born July 18, 1860. Departed from this life June 9, 1915. Age 54 years, 11 months and 21 days. She was married to James Morris March 31, 1878 and to this union was born 8 children, 5 sons and three daughters, two sons preceded her in death. Sister Morris was a most exemplary woman. Kind to all. She came in contact with gentleness in her disposition and dignified in her devotion to the cause of religions. She made a public profession of religion in early life and united with the United Brethren Church, but about 18 years before her death she united with the Primitive Baptist church and remained a most consistent member until death. She was one of those christians who adorned her profession with a well ordered walk and a Godly conversation before all. In her home she was a kind and fond and affectionate mother. She was all that the words Wife and Mother implies and what more can be said. She leaves a lonely and broken hearted husband, three daughters, three sons, and nine grandchildren to mourn her loss and a host of friends.
Her mortal remains were taken to Patoka Baptist Church where funeral services were conducted by Eld. George W. Atkins in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends after which they were laid to rest in the Cemetery near by to await the second coming of her Savior when he comes the second time to wake up his Jewels. Submitted byTom Agan.

GOODPASTER, Martha, Springs Valley Herald (June 17, 1915) Obituary
Mrs. Martha Goodpaster, the daughter of Emesly and Martha Frentress, was born Oct. 11th, 1836. Died June the 6th, 1915. Age 78 years, 7 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage with Thomas Compton, May the 26th, 1855. To this union were born eight children of which one remains, Mrs. Frank Drake. On Dec. 16th 1875 death robbed the home of Father and husband leaving mother with five children to mother and protect. On Oct. 24th 1880 Martha was again united in marriage with Quille Goodspaster. To this union were born two children, she was again left a widow on March the 3rd 1894 and had lived a life loneliness since husband and children having preceded her to the glory land. Martha confessed her faith in the true and living God by uniting with the christian church in early life and she hath done what she could, for the life has been filled with greater or less trials. But in each, God has been faithful, and has lovingly called her home. He will show us the fruits of our labors. When we stand round the glorious throne, and perchance in the crowns given, whose luster will never grow dim. The stars that sparkle the brightest will be, the trials we've born for him.
The funeral was held at Moores Ridge, services conducted by Rev. Minter. Submitted by Tom Agan.

MILLER, Byrum Hart, Springs Valley Herald (June 24, 1915) Death Notice
After an illness of several months with rheumatism and heart trouble B. H. Miller, an old and highly respected citizen passed away last Saturday afternoon, about 5:00 o'clock. He was a member of the masonic and Ben Hur orders, and the funeral which was conducted by the Masons was held at the First Christian Church here at noon Monday, followed by interment at Ames Chapel cemetery. Deceased held a policy of $600.00 in the Tribe of Ben Hur and had been a member of the Carpenter's Union with insurance of $400.00 which during his last illness was allowed to lapse.
Brother Miller was a sterling citizen enjoying the confidence and highest respect of all the citizens of the Valley who knew him. He will be sadly missed by the church, secret societies and the entire community.
The Herald extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.

Springs Valley Herald (July 29, 1915) Obituary
Byrum Hart Miller was born March 18, 1856. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Bennett, January 26, 1876. To this union were born twelve children, five of whom have preceded their father to the Spirit Land. He united with the Church of Christ at English, Crawford County, Indiana, years ago under the preaching of Rev. John Bobbitt.
Brother Miller with his family came to French Lick fifteen years ago, where he has lived up to the time of his death.
He became afflicted last January, with a complication of diseases from which he never recovered. He was patient, kind and loving throughout his sickness. And at different times stated he was prepared to go to his final Home.
He departed this life July 10, 1915. Aged 59 years, 3 months and 23 days.
He leaves a companion, 7 children, 6 grandchildren, brothers and sisters and many friends who mourn his untimely demise.


To the Worshipful Master officers and members of French Lick Lodge No. 586 Free and Accepted Masons of French Lick. We desire to sincerely thank you for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our dearly beloved husband and father, B. H. Miller, and for the floral offerings, which were greatly appreciated.
May the Great God above who doeth all things well, watch over you and when you are called from this life to the life beyond, may your friends have as bright hopes for as we have for our dear husband and father is the prayer of Mrs. B. H. Miller and Children.


We wish to thank the many friends for their help and gratitude shown during the illness and death of our dear husband and father. Mrs. B. H. Miller and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.