Joseph, Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1927) Death Notice
Williams died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hawkins, last
Friday night. He was in the 80th year of his age and had been a
sufferer from infirmities for some time. The burial took place at
Shoals on Monday.
Springs Valley Herald (January 6, 1927) Obituary
Williams, son of James and Rua Williams, was born in Martin County,
Indiana, August 17, 1846. Departed this life at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. John Hawkins, West Baden, January 1, 1927, at the age of
80 years, 4 months and 14 days.
boyhood days he gave his heart to God and united with the United
was united in marriage December 12, 1869 to Miss Druzilla Hensler. To
this union were born four children, two of which are still living.
After this mother's death Mr. Williams married Miss Leah Tranter, who
preceded her husband three months in death, having passed away October
4, 1926. To this union twelve children were born.
has one brother, Mr. James Williams, who resided in Shoals.
services were held Monday morning at the Shoals M. E. Church at 10:30
by Rev. Oscar Polhemus. Interment was at the Crown Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
John, Springs Valley Herald (January 13, 1927) Death Notice
Campbell, 75 years old, who has been in failing health for more than a
year, died at 8:00 o'clock Sunday evening at the Windsor Hotel, where
he has been rooming for several months.
Campbell is an old resident of the town, having lived on the corner of
College and Monon streets, where Schmutzler Funeral Home is now
located, for many years.
engaged in the shoe repair business here for a number of years, the
shoe shop being located on Main Street.
He leaves no
immediate family as his wife died more than a year ago.
short funeral service was held at his old home at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon, followed by interment in the Paoli cemetery. Submitted byTom
George, Springs Valley Herald (January 13, 1927) Death Notice
Scarlett died suddenly Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Ralph Allen, near Scarlett Chapel. He had been ailing for more than a
survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Connell of Shoals, Mrs. Ralph
Allen of Scarlett and Mrs. Ed Bundy of this place.
services were held Tuesday afternoon followed by interment in the
Springs Valley Herald (January 20, 1927) Obituary
B. Scarlett, son of Stephen and Sarah Scarlett, was born in Orange
County, Indiana, January 22, 1862 and departed this life january 9,
1927. Aged 64 years, 11 months and 9 days.
June 2, 1881 he was united in marriage to Alice A. Simmons, who
preceded him in death five years ago, January 10. To this union was
born three daughters, Mrs. Fred A. Connell, Mrs. Edgar O. Bundy and
Mrs. Ralph C. Allen with whom he made his home when the end came.
himself to God and joined the M. E. Church about thirty years ago,
maintaining that faith until death came.
He had been a
sufferer for three years and often expressed his desire to be taken
home where suffering would be no more.
three daughters, one sister, ten grandchildren and a host of relatives
and friends to mourn his departure.
services in charge of Rev. N. F. Denny, pastor of West Baden M. E.
Church, were held at Scarlett Chapel, Tuesday morning, January 11.
Interment in the Scarlett cemetery.
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness
during our recent bereavement. We also thank Rev. N. F. Denny for his
consoling words and W. V. Ritter and Son for their efficient services.
The Children and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
Mary J., Springs Valley Herald (January 13, 1927) Death Notice
community [Paoli]was shocked Monday afternoon to hear of the sudden
death of Mrs. John A. Lingle, who passed away at three o'clock.
Lingle had been ill for several weeks, her illness terminating in a
mild case of pneumonia, which it was believed to be under control of
the attending physician. Her condition showed improvement all day
Monday, but a sudden heart attack brought about her death even before
the immediate relatives could be summoned to her bedside.
was the daughter of the late Benjamin Stinson by a first marriage. She
was about 73 years of age and was a very estimable lady.
is survived by her husband, John A. Lingle, editor of the Paoli
Republican, and by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Palmer, of Lebanon, and
Mrs. Mary Banks Robinson, of this city [Paoli].
services were held at the M. E. Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
David J., Springs Valley Herald (February 3, 1927) Death Notice
dream cost the life of David J. McDonald, an aged civil war veteran,
living with his brother, Kenzie McDonald in the eastern part of town,
whose death occurred Thursday morning, following an injury resulting
from a fall Tuesday night.
McDonald, who was almost 91 years old, was subject to strange dreams.
About 10:30 Wednesday night he dreamed that the house was afire and in
an attempt to escape, forced open a window through which he fell to the
ground, a distance of more than ten feet.
examination it was found that his left hip was badly fractured. Medical
attention was rendered, but nothing could be done and death came at
11:00 o'clock Friday.
was born April 14, 1836 and was the son of Eli Hugh and Mary Veatch
McDonald. Orange County was his birth place and all his life was spent
in Orange and Martin counties with the exception of a short time spent
United States army in July 1861 and served the side of the north for
more than three years. He was a member of the M. E. Church, having
united with that church at Wagners Chapel in 1867, one of a family of
nine children, Abner, Eli, John, Clement, Susan, James and William have
preceded him in death, Kenzie McDonald of this city being the only one
services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at Ames Chapel.
N. F. Denny, pastor of the M. E. Church at West Baden had charge of the
service and was assisted by Rev. William Salmon of Natchez, an old
friend of Mr. McDonald.
Springs Valley Herald (February 3, 1927) Obituary
J. McDonald, son of Eli Hugh and Mary Veatch McDonald, was born in
Orange County, April 14, 1836, and departed this life January 28, 1927,
at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 14 days.
leaves one brother, Kenzie McDonald, a number of nieces and nephews and
many friends to mourn his loss. He was one of a family of nine children.
boyhood was spent in Orange County. He enlisted in the United States
army July 1861 and served his country for three years, after which he
was discharged from the service.
live in Orange and Martin counties all of his life with the exception
of fifteen years spent in Oklahoma. In 1867 he united with the
Methodist Church at Wagoner's Chapel and has lived faithful to his
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desire to thank the public for the kindness shown us in the depth of
our brother and uncle, and also the old soldiers, the Legion boys, and
the undertaker, W. V. Ritter & son, also Rev. Denny and Rev.
Salmon, all who so kindly helped us in our hour of sorrow. Kinsey
McDonald, Nephews and Nieces. Submitted byTom Agan.
Thomas Alexander, Springs Valley Herald (February 3, 1927) Death Notice
Alexander Cox, son of Christopher and Elizabeth L. Cox was born in
Orange County near French Lick, Indiana, January 4, 1850. Early in life
he obeyed his Savior and united with the church. At the age of
seventeen he preached his first sermon. He inherited a desire to
preach, his father being an honored minister of the gospel.
August 25, 1870 he was united in marriage to Nancy J. Stevens. To this
union three children were born, namely Elizabeth, William and Charles.
Cox, as he was designated by both young and old, was a true husband, a
loving father and a devoted christian. Those that knew him best loved
him most. It can be truly said of him that he loved to serve. He was
one of Gods noble men. He literally lived what he preached.
over sixty years he had pointed the lost to the Lamb of God that taketh
away the sin of the world. In the last days in the flesh he braved a
snow storm to get to his appointment that he might rally his fellows to
him who giveth light to all men. It was his desire that when the time
came that he could not serve any linger, that he be permitted to join
the immortals, and had his desire granted, for January 1, he fell
asleep in Him whom he had served so long, and well as a child, would
rest upon the mothers breast.
close of Sunday School in the church at Bloomington of which he had
been pastor for a number of years, the body was taken to the church
were it rested in state until the funeral on Monday, January 3 at 1:30.
funeral was conducted by Rev. Jones and J. W. Marshall, Elder Joseph
Floyd of Switz City and N. A. Downey of Bloomfield Baptist church.
the Bloomfield paper)
Rev. T. A.
Cox was an uncle of Mrs. Lon McIver and Mrs. Edward Conrad of this
city. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary Springer, Springs Valley Herald (February 10, 1927) Obituary
Springer Whitmire, daughter of John and Susie Springer was born in
Orange County, Indiana, September 13th, 1839 and departed this life
February 2, 1927, aged 87 years, 4 months and 19 days.
was married to Henry Gisbon. To this union one son was born. She was
left a widow and after some years she was married to William Wininger
with whom she lived until his death. She was again married to Josiah
Whitmire in 1913.
Aunt Mary, as
was known, was a true christian lady, having given her heart to God at
an early age and joined the Methodist church, devoting much time to the
work of her master, always spreading sunshine and happiness to those
She was much
devoted to her
companion and often said it won't be long until they would be called up
home, where there would be no more pain or sorrow.
the last few years she has suffered much, always abiding in the faith
of her master. She leaves an aged husband, relatives and many friends
to mourn her departure.
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wish to express our thanks for the kindness shown us during the illness
and death of Mrs. Mary Whitmire. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Luvenia Beatrice, Springs Valley Herald (February 10, 1927) Death Notice
Luvenia Beatrice Pollard, colored, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Pollard of West Baden, died Wednesday, February 2, of
She was a
graduate of the West Baden High School and had attended the State
Normal School at Terre Haute.
services were held Saturday, followed by interment at the Pythian
Springs Valley Herald (February 10, 1927) News Article
Luvenia B. Pollard, daughter of Harry Pollard, age 19, died Wednesday
afternoon of last week. Her death was not unexpected, as more that a
year ago she suffered a severe attack of thyhoid fever which developed
into tuberculosis several months ago. When the death angel called from
this sphere Miss Luvenia he took from this mortal life a young woman of
sterling worth and character. She was a graduate of West Baden High
School and was the baledictorian of the graduating class of 1925.
Shortly after graduation she entered the State Normal School at Terre
Haute, with the intention of taking up teaching, but the fell destroyer
came and she was unable to complete the course. Her popularity and the
esteem in which she was held was evidence by the many mute tokens of
regard sent by friends. The interment was at the K. of P. cemetery.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Frank, Springs Valley Herald (February 17, 1927) Death Notice
Robbins, 75 years old died at 3:30 Wednesday morning at the Windsor
Hotel, after an illness of several weeks. His death was due to heart
Morris of Manchester, Oklahoma, was with him the past week. He has made
his home at the home of Mrs. Greenlaw for the past fifteen years.
funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. O. Morin at 2:00 o'clock
this afternoon at the M. E. Church, followed by interment in the Mt.
survived by another sister and brother, who were unable to attend the
funeral because of ill health. Submitted byTom Agan.
William W., Springs Valley Herald (February 17, 1927) Death Notice
body of William W. Lingle, who died in Miami, florida, was brought to
the home of his brother, John J. Lingle, in Paoli, and funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. Church in that city.
Lingle's death was due to apoplexy. He was 60 years old and spent his
entire life in Paoli with the exception of the past two and one-half
years, which he spent in Miami, Florida.
was appointed Post Master in 1897, in which office he served for 10
years, he also served as County Chairman of the Republican Central
Committee for ten years and was well known over the entire district and
state for his political influence.
Albert Copeland, pastor of the Friends church, assisted by Rev. J. Guy
Saunders, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the funeral services.
Springs Valley Herald (February 17, 1927) Paoli News
message was received here last Thursday evening to the effect that Will
W. Lingle had died that afternoon at Miami, Florida. A later message
revealed that death was due to apoplexy and that he had previously been
in his usual health.
was born September 7, 1866 in Paoli and always lived at the old
homestead with the exception of the last two and a half years spent in
Florida. He was perhaps as well known as any other man in the county,
having served in several responsible positions. He was at one time
Post-Master at Paoli and served for a term of ten years. He also served
ten years as County Chairman of the Republican Central Committee. He
later engaged in real estate business here and finally went to Florida
where he also engaged in that business and where death came.
He was a
member of the Masonic lodge and also of the K. of P. Order.
body was brought here Monday evening to the home of his brother, John
A. Lingle and funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the M. E.
Church conducted by Rev. Albert Copeland, pastor of the Friend's
Church. The obituary, prepared by A. W. Bruner, was read by Rev. J. Guy
Saunders, pastor of the Baptist Church. A large number of friends and
old neighbors attended the funeral and the floral offering were
expressions of high esteem in which he was held.
brothers survive, John A. Lingle of this city and Henry K. Lingle of
Dade City, Florida and also a number of nieces and nephews. Submitted
Rachel, Springs Valley Herald (February 24, 1927) Death Notice
Rachel Abel, 42 years old, wife of James Abel of Prospect. died Monday
at the St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany, where she was taken for
treatment several days ago.
was brought to her home near West Baden Tuesday and funeral services
were held at 2:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Ames Chapel.
The Rev. N.
F. Denny, pastor of the West Baden M. E. Church, officiated at the
Mrs. Abel is
survived by her husband, James Abel and three children.
Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Obituary
Johnson Abel, daughter of William and Samanthy Johnson was born in
Orange County, Indiana April 1, 1884.
was married to James Abel September 22, 1901. To this union was born
three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Boston of Paoli, and Marie and Fern Abel
of West Baden.
quiet, good hearted neighbor, a genial companion and a loving mother.
She was very much domestic and enjoyed the quiet home. She was
converted at Faucetts Chapel during the winter of 1908 and united with
the church. For the past 19 years she has lived a quiet unassuming
Abel has been a constant sufferer from a complication of troubles. She
was taken to the hospital in New Albany and underwent a surgical
operation. But other afflictions set in, and reduced her vitality and
she quietly slipped away. It may be truly said of her, sun has gone
down while it was yet day.
decease brings us again to the house of mourning, the reaper has again
thrust in his sickle and one of our number has been gathered into the
garner of Immortality. A wife and mother has gone where sorrow and
suffering never some.
friends and neighbors we join in the sad requiem and bid her good night.
She leaves a
large circle of friends, a husband and three daughters to mourn her
loss. She was 42 years, 10 months and 20 days
services were conducted at Ames by N. F. Denny.
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sincerely wish to thank the neighbors, friends and churches for all the
kindness and for the beautiful flowers. James Abel and Daughters.
Submitted byTom Agan.
James D., Springs Valley Herald (February 24, 1927) Death Notice
D. Melton, 74 years old, died Wednesday at the home of is daughter,
Mrs. Ham Hawkins, of arterios scelerosis, after an illness of several
services were held last Friday afternoon at Old Providence.
Melton is survived by one son, Claude Melton of Paoli, and two
daughters, Mrs. Ham Hawkins and Miss Alice Melton of this city.
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wish to express our sincere thanks to the friends and relatives who so
kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our father, James D.
Melton. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Worth, Springs Valley Herald (March 3, 1927) Death Notice
Atkinson, one of the best know citizens of Orange County, died suddenly
at his home south of Paoli, last Thusday evening, February 24th, of
apoplexy. Mr. Atkinson had not been in good health for a number of
years, and recently suffered an attack of illness, but was apparently
much improved, and hopes were entertained that he would soon be
restored to his usual health. His sudden death came as a severe shock,
not only to the immediate relatives, but to his friends in the
community and the whole county. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H.
D. Bassett, were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, and
interment made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. He leaves surviving a widow
and several children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Sally, Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Death Notice
Sally Matherly Underwood died Friday at her home near Abydel, after a
prolonged illness of several months. She was 72 years old.
Underwood was born August 22, 1854 in the state of Tennessee and came
to Orange County when only twelve years of age.
August 8, 1875, she was married to William C. Underwood and to this
union ten children were born, four of which have preceded her in death.
She was bereft of her husband more than ten years ago.
Underwood is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lucy Fisher, of Dalton
City, Illinois; Mrs. Pauline Love, Mrs. Ella Lashbrooks, Mrs. Sally
Kirk and Marie Underwood of Orange County, and one son, Grover
Underwood of Bloomington.
services were held at Ames Chapel Sunday afternoon, and were conducted
by Rev. J. P. Davis, assisted by Rev. Porter Walls.
Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Obituary
may perhaps have said before that, "Noble is the life of which nothing
greater can be said after death, than had been oft repeated during
life," and 'twas just such a life that was brought to a close on
Friday, March 4, 1927 when Sally Matherly Underwood passed to the great
She came into
the home of
John and Marguerite Matherly August 22, 1854 in the state of Tennessee.
She came with her father and mother, two sisters and two brothers to
Orange County, Indiana at the age of twelve years.
was married to William C. Underwood August 8, 1875 and to this union
ten children were born, four of which have preceded her in death.
was united with the Church of Christ at the age of 21 years and as a
wife and mother she lived her home and her children. He life was
centered in their welfare, and their varied interests were hers also.
as she was so widely known represented the mother-type of womanhood.
to help everybody. These characteristics have been the cause of many
roses being strewn in her pathway.
November 4, 1917, she was bereft of her husband, and these remaining
years she and Marie lived alone, until October 1, 1924 her youngest
daughter, Ruth Beatty, passed from this world beyond her husband Glenn
Beatty and two little daughters, Lucille and Geneva, have made their
home with them.
was taken for her recovery, but to no avail, the constant and untiring
efforts of Marie, who so patiently nursed her through these weeks were
unsurpassed, nothing was left undone, that she could do, but peacefully
she slipped away, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 10 days.
services were held at Ames Chapel Sunday afternoon, March 6, at 2
o'clock by Bro. J. P. Davis and Bro. Porter Walls.
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wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness to us
during the sickness and death of our mother, also Bro. J. P. Davis and
Bro. Porter Walls, and especially Mr. Ed Ellis, the undertaker. The
Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Albert Fuller, Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Death Notice
Willyard, 59 years old, was found dead by a neighbor, about 1:00
o'clock Monday afternoon, at his home near Moores Ridge.
coroner, Mr. Maris of Paoli, was summoned and gave a verdict of heart
failure. Mr. Willyard lived alone and had been dead for several hours
survived by four
brothers and three sisters, Charles Edward of Mattoon, Illinois. James
J. of Detroit, Michigan; Dr. Warren and George L. of Kokomo, Indiana;
Mrs. Frank Fouche, Mrs. Samuel A. Wells and Mrs. Frank Smith of West
services were held at Ames Chapel at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Obituary
Fuller, son of George and Amanda Willyard, was born October 15, 1867
and departed March 6th, 1927 of heart trouble at the age of 59 years, 4
months and 22 days.
He spent the
latter years of his life within a quarter mile of his birth place at
which he passed away Sunday morning.
The he lived
was a true and quiet one, upright and good, he was a lover of quietude.
He chose bachlorhood as his lot in life.
leaves behind four brothers and three sisters, Charles Edward of
Mattoon, Illinois; James J. of Detroit, Michigan; Dr. Warren and George
L. of Kokomo, Indiana; Mrs. Frank Fouche, Mrs. Samuel Wells and Mrs.
Frank Smith of West Baden, Indiana. An infant brother, a sister, mother
and father have preceded him in death.
Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Sulphur Creek
Willyard, who lived by himself about two miles from here was found dead
in bed, Monday. He was taken to Schmutzler's undertaking parlor and
burial took place at Ames Tuesday. The family have our sympathy.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Amy, Springs Valley Herald (March 10, 1927) Death Notice
Amy McFarland, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McFarland,
died Sunday evening at her home near Mt. Zion of typhoid fever. She had
been ill for more than three weeks.
services were held at Cane Creek at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Grace, Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1927) Death Notice
Raymond Sanders, formerly Miss Grace Baxter, of this place, died at
8:00 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Orleans, after a very
survived by a
husband and two children; father William Baxter, of this city; four
brothers, Joseph and Volney of this city, Arthur of Mitchell; silver of
California; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Jackman of California, and Mrs.
Mabel King of French Lick.
services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at Mt. Horeb, a
short distance from Orleans.
was 33 years old. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Henry, Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1927) Death Notice
of the Sulphur Creek neighborhood, died Friday after a lingering
illness of several weeks.
services, conducted by the Rev. S. P. Walls, assisted by Rev. Ed Apple,
were held at Sulphur Creek Saturday afternoon.
Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1927) Obituary
has once more visited our community and again broken the family circle,
and we are forcefully reminded that there is nothing lasting here in
Brown, son of
Alfred and Nancy Brown was born near Taswell, in Crawford County,
Indiana July 12th, 1876 and departed this life march 11th, 1927, aged
50 years, 7 months and 29 days.
was united in marriage early in life with Alice Holland. This union was
blessed with two children, Cecil and Vollie. He was later united in
marriage with Ida Richardson, October 10th, 1906. They were blessed
with seven children: Ray, Agnes, Carl, Claud, Beatrice, Mildred and
preceded their father to that better land from which they welcomed him
with beckoning arms, baby hands, beckoning:"come home, papa, come
home." Also father, mother, one brother Elisha martin, and one sister
Sarah McFarland, the oldest brother and sister of the family, had gone
ahead and were waiting to welcome him at the Eastern Gate.
leaves to mourn his departure the faithful wife, Ida, who so
faithfully, patiently cared for him during his last illness; seven
children, Cecil, Collie, Ray, Agnes, Carl, Claud and Beatrice; also two
brother and one sister, James, John and Mrs. America Wilson.
was converted, accepting Jesus as his savior and only hope of salvation
about five years ago during the pastorate of Re. S. P. Walls, who
baptized him and two brothers at the same time, and they were received
into fellowship as members of the United Brethren church.
was always faithful in church attendance and duty as long as he was
physically able, more than generous in giving to the church and request
for help, as long as his means would allow.
felt the call to preach and was preparing for that work when stricken
by disease that gradually sapped his life and finally his spirit was
liberated from the frail body.
was always willing to do his share in church work, not only willing but
eager to do kingdom work in every way that he could; able in prayer,
strong in testimony, with solid unwavering faith in God. Not only will
he be missed by the relatives and friends, but also by his church.
much praise cannot be given the stricken wife in the care her husband,
day and night she kept her post by the bedside of her husband to the
very last, doing her best, going beyond her strength to smooth his
dying pillow. May God raise up helpers for this stricken wife and
mother, and orphan children, and guard them through life.
death where is thy sting? Oh grave, where is thy victory? Thanks be
unto God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
funeral services were held at Sulphur Creek, Rev. S. P. Walls and Rev.
E. M. Apple speaking. Burial was in the Sulphur Creek cemetery, March
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wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who so kindly
helped in so many ways in our bereavement. We are grateful to those who
furnished cars, floral tributes and to those who prepared the last
resting place, also to Mr. Ritter, the undertaker and the ministers
Rev. Ed Apple and Rev. S. P. Walls. Mrs. Henry Brown and Family.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Gus, Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1927) Death Notice
Jones, an aged colored man, who has been a resident of the valley for
many years, died at his home on Wells Avenue Monday as a result of a
the hot water stand at the Springs Hotel for the past two years or more
and had been an employee of the hotel company in various capacities for
more than thirty years.
The body was
taken to Louisville for burial and funeral services were held there
survived by a sister living in this city. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Charles, Springs Valley Herald (March 17, 1927) Death Notice
The body of
Charles Juniper, 33, colored, was found in Lick Creek early yesterday
morning. He had been missing since Sunday.
body was discovered near the railroad bridge by one of the Springs
Hotel guest who was out for an early morning walk and was reported to
Sam Roberts, marshal. The coroner, Dr. Maris, and Sheriff Hammond of
Paoli were notified and arrived within a short time.
body was then brought to the W. V. Ritter & Son undertaking
where the inquest was held. A verdict of accidental drowning was given.
had not been seen since Sunday morning. He was employed at night work
at the French Lick Springs Hotel and was also janitor at the colored
Baptist church in West Baden.
completing his work at the hotel Sunday morning, he had immediately
left for West Baden. Because of the high waters he had followed the
after attending to his duties at the church, he had started to return
home in the same manner and had fallen from the track and was drown.
survived by a wife and five children. Funeral arrangements have not yet
been completed. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Frank D., Springs Valley Herald (March 24, 1927) Death Notice
Daniel Pierce, 53 years old, died Thursday noon, at his home in West
Baden of paralysis from which he had been suffering for more than two
was born in Orange
County in 1873 and was the son of George and Louisa Pierce. The greater
part of his life was spent in and near West Baden. He was a florist at
the West Baden Springs Hotel greenhouse for several years.
was a member of the West Baden I.O.O.F. Lodge for more that 20 years
and was also a member of the Christian Church at Antioch.
years ago he suffered a light stroke of paralysis from which he never
is survived by a wife and one son, Lee, two brothers, George W. and
Harvey A. of West Baden; four sisters, Mrs. Laura Boyd of near Paoli;
Mrs. Lydia Jackman and Mrs. Jane Buffington of West Baden; and Mrs
Eudora Kirkland of French Lick.
services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon, at Ames Chapel. The Rev.
N. F. Denny conducted the services. The west Baden I.O.O.F. Lodge paid
a tribute of respect and assisted in the services.
Springs Valley Herald (March 24, 1927) Obituary
Pierce, son of George and Louisa Pierce, was born in Orange County,
Indiana, April 12th, 1873.
was married to Ora Johnson December 7th, 1898. To this union was born
two sons, one of these dying in infancy. Lee being the only surviving
At the age of
16 years, under
the pastorate of Rev. Richard Bex, Frank united with the Christian
Church at Antioch. For more than twenty years he has lived near the
Highland Church and in his home the Methodist preachers found a
friendly inn. For more than twenty years he had been a member of the
I.O.O.F. Lodge at West Baden.
years ago he had a light stroke of paralysis from which he never
recovered. During his affliction the wife and son have done all they
could to relieve his sufferings. While he realized life was slipping
away, yet he did not murmur or complain. He often expressed himself as
being ready for the change that awaits us all. When he could no longer
speak, he wrote, I an anxious to meet the loved ones of long ago. Only
a few hours before he came to the end of the journey, he lifted his
feeble hand and pointed upward. When asked if he meant he was going to
heaven he responded by nodding his head, I am. He possesses a
consciousness, that he had peace with God through our Lord Jesus
Christ. He was conscious to the last, and after weary months of
suffering the end of the journey was peaceful and calm. Life and
thought went away side by side. The Tabernacle was dissolved, the house
He leaves a
wife, a son
Lee, two brothers, George W. and Harvey A. Pierce, four sisters Mrs.
Laura Boyd, Mrs Eudora Kirkland, Mrs Jane Buffington, Mrs Lydia Jackman
and many friends to mourn his departure. Age 53 years, 11 months and 5
services were held at
Ames Chapel at 2:30 Friday afternoon, March 18th, conducted by N. F.
Denny, after which the West Baden I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 657 paid tribute
of respect to our deceased brother. Appropriate services were rendered
at the grave. Interment in Ames Chapel Fairview cemetery. Submitted
Emaline, Springs Valley Herald (March 24, 1927) Death Notice
Walls, 85 years old, died at the home of her son, Charles Walls, in
Russellvile Monday morning.
services were held at 2:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon followed by
interment in the Baptist cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Clorinda, Springs Valley Herald (March 31, 1927) Death Notice
funeral services and burial of the mortal remains of Mrs. Clorinda
Dixon took place at Ames Chapel last Monday afternoon. Her health had
not been good for several years. She was one of the few remaining
pioneers of this section and was held in high esteem by all who knew
her. Her age was 84 years.
Springs Valley Herald (March 31, 1927) Around Our Town Section
Dixon, 85 years old, died Saturday at the home of her daughter Mrs.
Chamberlain Campbell, near Abydel.
survived by two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Wininger and Mrs. Campbell, and
one son, George Dixon.
services were held at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon at Ames Chapel.
Springs Valley Herald (April 7, 1927) Obituary
Lane Pinnick Dixon was born near Paoli, Indiana January 7, 1843 and
passed away March 26, 1927. Age 84 years 2, months and 19 days.
She was the
daughter of Daniel and Mary Collins Lane; being the third child in a
family of nine children.
three sisters survive her, Mrs. George Pinnick of Richmond, Indiana,
Mrs. Lizzie Rankin of Washington, Indiana and Mrs. James Dougherty of
Lafayette, Ind. The parents, two sisters, Mrs. Matilda Chatham Jones
and Mrs Mary Grigsby; and three brothers: Levi, Lansford and Monroe
Lane having preceded her in death.
life having begun when Indiana as a state was yet young she has known
the struggles and hardships of the early life of our country and has
seen its development in various lines. In education from the log school
house few in number with their rude equipment to the schools as they
exist today. The churches from the worship in the home of some devout
christian who chose to convert his home into a sanctuary rather than be
denied christian worship, the little log chapels and on to the churches
of today. Our highway system from its unimproved condition to the
present system. Our towns as they are today from villages of only a few
She has known
struggles and conflicts of our nation for more that three quarters of a
century and though never bereft of loved ones in war as many have been,
her heart went out in sympathy to those who suffered loss from the
ravages of war.
All her life
has been spent in Orange County.
the year 1858 The Church of Christ was organized at New Prospect with
about twenty charter members of which she was one and where her
membership remained until death.
married to James B. Pinnick September 25, 1865. To this union was born
three children: Asenath, Belle and James Ritter.
On May 15,
1873 the husband and father was taken by death and she was left with
three small children to rear.
January 1877 she was again married to Alfred Dixon and to this union
five children were born: Luzena, George E., an infant that died at
birth, Cora Ermel and William S. On February 2, 1890 death again enter
the home and took the father leaving her to struggle for the
maintainance of her family.
granddaughter, Alta. B. Pinnick, now Mrs. C. E. Pierce, of French Lick
was also reared in the home from the age of six years.
is survived by two daughters: Asenath Campbell and Luzena Wininger and
two sons. George E. and William S. Dixon, all of West Baden.
R. Pinnick, Mrs. Belle Pinnick Williams and Cora E. Dixon have preceded
the mother to their eternal home. Their loss being a severe trial to
her in her advanced years. She leaves nine grandchildren and two great
He home was
hospitality and the latch-string was always out to many friends and
acquaintances, the ministers of the gospel, her homeless nephews and
all who came to share her comforts; and as the family left the home
circle and made homes for themselves, on their return to the old home
it was always Mother who greet them a welcome which only a mother and a
grandmother's love could give.
last three years of her life was spent among her children and she
passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Campbell where she had
made her home and where all was done for her that could be done. After
little more than a day of suffering the end came so peacefully that we
are made to say, "O, death where is thy sting? O, grave where is thy
As we are
told the sting of death is sin, we think there was no sting in death
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desire to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors who
so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear mother,
Clorinda Dixon. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Eliza Ann, Springs Valley Herald (March 31, 1927) Death Notice
Eliza Ann Gerkin, after a brief illness of heart trouble, died at her
home on East Second Street (Paoli) last Friday afternoon, aged 84 years.
Gerkin was born in Martin County in 1842, but had lived most of her
life in Orange County. Her husband, Miller Gerkin, died about seven
years ago. Mrs. Gerkin was a quiet, unassuming woman, but was held in
high esteem by those who knew her. She was a sister of the late Mrs.
Henry Gross and an aunt of John Pro, this city (Paoli).
services were held at the M. E. Church Saturday afternoon, conducted by
the pastor, Rev. H. D. Bassett, and interment made beside her husband
in the Paoli cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Margaret, Springs Valley Herald (April 7, 1927) Death Notice
Margaret Stackhouse Speer died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Newton
Street, at Orangeville, on Friday night last. She was in the 69th year
of her age and had the respect and esteem of all who knew her. The
funeral and burial took place at Bethel Sunday afternoon, conducted by
Rev. N. F. Denny. Submitted byTom Agan.
Sadie, Springs Valley Herald (April 14, 1927) Death Notice
Sadie Mickler, wife of Sylvester Mickler, died about 4:00 o'clock
Monday morning at her home on Maple Street. She had been in failing
health for several years and had been in a very serious condition since
survived by her husband, Sylvester Mickler, and one daughter, Mrs. Cora
Vallette of Columbus, Ohio.
The body lay
in state at the Mickler home from 10:00 o'clock
Springs Valley Herald (April 21, 1927) Obituary
services for Mrs. Sylvester Mickler were held from her home Wednesday
afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. O. Morin. Music was
furnished by the men's chorus of the M. E. Church and special numbers
were sung by Mr. Claude Bundy, formerly of French Lick, but now a
resident of Vincennes. Miss Mabel Claxton accompanied at the piano.
very large number of relatives, friends and neighbors were in
attendance. Mrs. Mickler was widely know because of having spent many
years in hotel life; also by her friendly, kindly disposition. She made
many friends in every walk of life. The floral tributes were many and
beautiful. The interment was made in Rest Haven.
In the trend
of human affairs custom allots a time when the busy world pauses to pay
tribute to a worth while life.
we give up all other thoughts to review and eulogize the estimable
career of Mrs. Sylvester Mickler whose interesting and eventful life
has just closed.
daughter of Richard and Malinda Gatton, was born November 9, 1865 in
Martin County, Indiana. She died in French Lick, Indiana, April 11,
1927. Aged 61 years, 5 months and 2 days.
the age of 9 years she was bereft of her mother. Having this been shorn
of a mother's love, care, guidance and protection, while but a mere
child, she was forced to meet life's struggles alone.
was naturally endowed with capabilities and characteristics that
budded, blossomed and bore fruit in an unusual and commendable manner.
diligent use of her time being devoted to duty and the doing of good
December 24, 1888 she was married to Sylvester Mickler. To this union
was born one daughter, Cora, who is now Mrs. Herbert Vallette of
daughter and four sisters survive her.
many years Mrs. Mickler and her husband were engaged in hotel business,
which was attended with much success, demonstrating to a marked degree
her possession of the faculty of business ability.
early life she was converted and became a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, and she truly lived and died in the faith. She did
not make loud professions or seek places of leadership, but she loved
her church and showed her loyalty to it in many many practical ways.
During the years of her life when she was busiest she never neglected
her work for the church. she was vitally interested in its various
organizations and especially the Ladies Aid Society, of which she was a
charter member. She served as president of that society many years and
was a most ardent member and supporter to the end of her life. Words
fail us to give the praise due her in this field of her endeavor. She
was also a member of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and the
Women's Bible Class of the S. S.
declining health the past few years did not dampen her ardor in any of
the church activities or cause her to fail in regular attendance upon
She loved and
enjoyed her friends and neighbors and many were her ministrations of
kindness to them.
disposition she was bright, cheerful and hopeful, her ready wit and
humor being always in evidence.
She loved her
home and in it was found comfort, taste, attractive decorations - the
touch of her artistic hand every where.
man is a dual being requiring food for the soul and food for the body,
we feel this tribute would be incomplete if we failed to mention
another of the outstanding arts of Mrs. Mickler - her ability to
prepare palatable food and her unbound joy in doing it thereby blessing
companion, mother, neighbor, friend, benefactor, has left her impress
on many lives and altho passed to her reward she will still live. she
has left as a heritage a precious memory that will always be cherished.
We believe the greeting which she received at the Beautiful Gate was
"Well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the
Lord." Mrs. Rolla A. Claxton. Submitted byTom Agan.
Sarah Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (April 14, 1927) Death Notice
Ellen Johnson, wife of James Johnson, died about 8:00 o'clock Monday
morning, at her home near the tunnel, a short distance south of town.
Mrs. Johnson had been an invalid for a number of years.
survived by her husband and two sons, John and Charles.
services were held at Mt. Lebanon church at 8:00 o'clock Wednesday
morning. Rev. Curtis Rice, pastor of the Mt. Lebanon church, had charge
of the services.
was about 76 years old.
Springs Valley Herald (April 21, 1927)Obituary
Sarah E. Johnson, daughter of John W. and Harriet W. Pinnick was born
December 22, 1850 and departed this life April 11, 1927 at the age of
76 years, 3 months and 19 days. She united with the Methodist church at
an early age and endeavored to live a conscientious Christian life. She
was a Bible reader and had a full and rich religious experience.
was united in marriage to James H. Johnson September 16, 1874. To this
union were born six children, four preceding her in death. She leaves
to mourn her death her husband, two sons, John and Charles, and a host
of friends and relatives.
She was an
invalid for many years, but is now at rest in Jesus.
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want to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness, love
and respect through the long sickness and death of wife and mother.
James H. Johnson and sons. Submitted byTom Agan.
Maggie, Springs Valley Herald (April 21, 1927) Death Notice
Maggie Ervin, wife of Sherman Ervin, died early this morning at her
home in the southern part of town. She had been ill for several weeks.
survived by her husband and one brother, Theo Mitchell of this city.
arrangements have not yet been completed.
Springs Valley Herald (April 28, 1927)
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness during the
illness and death of my wife, Maggie Ervin. Also the K. Of P. lodge and
the M. E. Church for the flowers, Rev. Morin for his consoling words
and the friends who offered their cars. Sherman Ervin. Submitted byTom
Ella, Springs Valley Herald (April 21, 1927) Death Notice
Beecham, colored, wife of William Beecham, died at her home on Wells
Avenue early Monday Morning. she had only been ill for a very short
time with the flu, which caused her death, bit had been in failing
health for several months.
services were held at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, followed by interment
in the Pythian cemetery.
was 49 years old. Submitted by Tom Agan.
George, Springs Valley Herald (April 21, 1927) Death Notice
son of Levi and Cynthea Chastain was born October 14, 1863 in Martin
County, Indiana and departed this life April 13, 1927 at the age of 63
years, 5 months and 28 days.
first married to Elizabeth Collins. To this union were born six
children, four children with the mother preceding him in death.
1916 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Susan Furgeson. Children by
first marriage, William Chastain, and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Kearby,
together with four step children survive. He is also survived by two
brothers, two sisters, two grandchildren and a host of other relatives
He had united
Baptist church in his youth and died in that faith. A few minutes
before the grim reaper came he told those about him that all was well
and he was ready to go.
esteemed by all in the community in which he lived. Always with a
cheerful smile, a kind word and a helping hand for those about him he
endeared himself to all.
services were held at Crystal, conducted by Rev. George Atkins.
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disire to return our sincere thanks to the friends, neighbors, the
minister, the undertaker, and those who so kindly sent flowers in
tokens of their respect and esteem. The Widow and Children. Submitted
John H., Springs Valley Herald (May 5, 1927) Death Notice
H. Willard, one of Paoli's most respected citizens, was killed last
Friday night in the basement of his home where he came in contact with
a live wire while attempting to establish an electric light connection.
Willard was a charter member of the new United Brethren Church at
Paoli, the building being remodeled almost entirely by his own hands.
He fill several offices in the church. He was well know as a building
contractor in Orange County.
Rev. M. E. Apple, assisted by the Rev. Roy Andrews, conducted the
funeral services, which were held at the Paoli U.B. Church at 3:00
o'clock last Sunday afternoon.
was furnished by a sextet composed of Mrs. L. F. Lindley, Miss Inez
Harned, Miss Grace Barnes, Mrs. Roy Andrews and Messrs. Omer Hall and
Norman Williams. His many friends came in great numbers to pay a last
tribute to the memory of his beautiful and useful life.
survived by his wife, two brothers and one sister.
and Mrs. Willard were former residents of French Lick, but moved to
Paoli several years ago. While here, Mr. Willard was employed in the
Men's Bath at the French Lick Hotel. He was also a member of the French
Lick Springs Band. Submitted byTom Agan.
James, Springs Valley Herald (May 5, 1927) Death Notice
Cassidy, farmer living a short distance east of town, died at 3:00
o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Dr. Dillinger Sanitarium.
Cassidy, who was 71 years old, had been in failing health for several
weeks. He was brought to the Sanitarium Tuesday for treatment and later
developed pneumonia from which he died.
is survived by his wife, Eliza Cassidy, two daughters, Minnie and Emma,
five sons, J. Edward of Washington, D.C., Andrew J. of Lake Andes,
South Dakota, Elza of North Carolina, William of French Lick and
Grover, whose address is unknown.
services were held at Ames Chapel Saturday afternoon. the services were
conducted by the I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was a member. Interment was
made in the Ames cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Henry, Springs Valley Herald (May 5, 1927) Death Notice
Dickey, 80 year old Civil War veteran, died at 10:00 o'clock Friday
morning at his home near Abydel, after a very short illness.
services were held Sunday at the Baptist church in Paoli, followed by
interment in the Paoli cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (May 12, 1927) Obituary
Moses, son of Anthony and Belinda Head Dickey was born at Tunnel Hill,
Walker County, Georgia, April 10, 1847 and died April 29 1927, aged 80
years, and 19 days.
of the war of the rebellion, the family moved to Indiana, when the
subject of this sketch was only a lad, but when he saw his flag
insulted, though only 17 years old, he enlisted to defend his country
as a member of Co. A., 38th Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, and served
until the end of the war, and in General Sherman's notable march
through Georgia to the sea.
mustered out July 15, 1865 carrying home an honorable discharge, and
that noble feeling, that he had offered his life for the love of the
return from the war
he took up the blacksmith trade with his father, and on January 28,
1869 was married to Deborah Dixon and to this marriage were born three
children, William N., George A., and a son dying in infancy.
On March 20,
1875, the companion was called to the home beyond, leaving the father
and two motherless children.
November 21, 1875, he was again united in marriage to Sarah Bull, and
to this union was born eleven children, namely: Luella Mae, Kate A.,
Henry F., Fred Roland Earl, Sherman E., Rolla, Harry M., and Florence
Lillian, in all fourteen children, nine of whom with one sister, Mrs.
Martha Telly, survive him; John, Thomas, Arthur, Edith and one infant
son having preceded him.
ordained and entered into the ministry of the Baptist Church, and
preached the gospel of Jesus Christ, until his years began to bear too
heavily upon him. He was the last living charter member of the Paoli
But may it be
that Uncle Henry, as he was called, was a Christian, and no better
neighbor or friend could you find when sickness and misfortune overtook
you, "For he lived by the side of the road, and was a friend of man."
February 19, 1924, his companion of almost 50 years was called to the
great beyond, where she awaited the coming of her mate, nor did she
have long to wait for while the day was yet young on April 29, 1927,
taps were sounded and he was mustered out of the grand army of the
Republic and answered the call of Reveille with the Grand Army of the
redeemed where death never comes.
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wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in
the sickness and death of our dear father, Henry M. Dickey. Also Rev.
Owen, Rev. McCullough, and the undertaker, Mr. Schmutzler. May God deal
gently with you all. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
William, Springs Valley Herald (May 12, 1927) Death Notice
The body of
William Picou, who died in Bloomington, was brought here the first of
the week for burial.
Picou, who was a former resident of this place, had been living in
Bloomington for some time. He was very fond of fishing and left the
house early Friday morning on a fishing trip. When he did not return in
the evening the people with whom he stayed became alarmed and made a
He was found,
dead on a creek bank, with the fishing rod still in his hands.
given as the cause of his death and it seems that he had been dead
several hours when found.
services, conducted by the Rev. N. F. Denny of West Baden, were held at
Ames Chapel at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, followed by interment in
the Ames cemetery.
Mr. Picou was
65 years old. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Florence N., Springs Valley Herald (May 12, 1927) Death Notice
Mynott, wife of Charles W. Mynott, died last Thursday night at her home
near the tunnel, following a brief illness.
survived by her husband and seven children.
services were held at Cuzco on Saturday afternoon. Submitted by Tom