Orange County Obituaries


TRINKLE, Elva C., Springs Valley Herald (May 26, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. William Trinkle died at her home here Monday about noon, after an illness covering several months. She was about 25 years of age, and succumbed to disease of the throat and complications.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denton, this city [Paoli]. She was removed to her parents about six weeks ago, and was at first apparently improving, but after everything possible had been done to overcome the effects of the disease, little hope was entertained for her recovery and the end was not unexpected.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. R. V. Reagon, and interment will be made in the new cemetery in S. W. Paoli [Paoli Community Cemetery]. Submitted by Tom Agan.

PARKS, Anna B., Springs Valley Herald (June 2, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Anna Parks, wife of Thomas Parks, 2 miles north of Newton Stewart died on the 25th of May. Her remains were interred at Cane Creek. We extend deep sympathy to her bereaved ones.

Springs Valley Herald (June 9, 1927) Obituary
Anna B. Parks, daughter of Jesse N. and Polly Jane [Flick] Gass was born near Newton Stewart, Indiana October 30, 1870.
Her parents having died while she was still young, she was taken in the home of Uncle Tommy Kellams where she was loved and cared for as one if the immediate family. Here she made her home until after her marriage. Uncle Tommy likes to speak of her as being a kind, loving, obedient and dutiful girl.
She was married to David T. Parks, September 10, 1891. To this union were born eight children, two of which died in infancy. The remaining children: Emmo, Carter, Lawrence, Hermel, Elmer and Dorothy were all present during the illness and passing away of their mother.
Elmer, the youngest son, is now confined to his bed, slowly recovering from a serious illness.
As a wife she manifested a trueness of character and devotion to her companion. As a mother she was intensely interested in her children as only a true mother could be. This motherly live was as bread cast upon the water for her children as well as others did everything they could to aid and comfort her during the last days of her life.
She united with the Christian church during her girlhood and always manifested an interest in Christ and his good work.
After all had been done that kind hearts, loving hands and medical skill could do she passed away May 25th, 1927, at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 25 days.
She was one of a family of five children, two brothers living and two brothers have preceded her.
Though her loss is deeply felt by husband, children and many other relatives and friends, they sorry not as those who have no hope, and while our hearts are sad and a gloom comes into out lives at our separation here, yet the light shines through the clouds and we rejoice in the thought that there have been glad meeting on the other side.
Christ said, "In my Father's house are many mansions: If it were not so I would have told you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I an there ye may be also."


We wish to thank our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness, help and sympathy through the serious sickness and death of our dear mother, Anna B. Parks, and also the kindness of our minister, Brother Trimble, and undertaker and for the many floral offerings.
Sadly missed by husband and Children. Submitted by Tom Agan.

CORBETT, Joe M., Springs Valley Herald (June 9, 1927) Death Notice
Joe Corbett died about 12:30 died about 12:30 o'clock this morning after a prolonged illness. He has been in poor health for more than a year.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Walls and Mrs. Dovie Dillard, both of this place and one grand daughter, Mary Newton.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Springs Valley Herald (June 16, 1927) Obituary
{The obitaury was ripped and the following items are retrieved from the sketch: Joseph Melville Corbett, born in Clark County on May 13, 1864. Departed this life on June 9, 1927. Married Sarah Graves on August 27, 1893. Two daughter born to this union, Dovie Dillard and Minnie Walls. He was a resident of French Lick for 22 years.] Submitted byTom Agan.

WHITE, Rhoda P., Springs Valley Herald (June 16, 1927) Obituary
Time moves on and each succeeding day brings in its wake our portion of joy or sorrow. As we journey on lifes thorny pathway, we know not how or when we may be called, but, "Life is real, life is earnest, and the grave is not its goal 'Dust thou art to dust, returnest,' was not spoken of the soul.
Rhoda Priscilla Lashbrooks, one of a family six, was born April 6, 1854, near French Lick, Indiana.
Measured by years she was 73 years, 2 months and 2 days.
She lived a perfect and upright life. Always eager to help some one in need sacrificing herself so that others might be comfortable, thus endearing herself to all who came in contact with her, taking sunshine where ever she went.
In Easter Sunday, April 5, 1874, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Charles Braxton White. Although their married life spanned two full score and thirteen years, the time seems short to her companion, because of her devotion.
To them were given eleven children, all of whom are living, except one, Elzora, who died in infancy. The others are Lydia Ann Clark, James E. and Charles B. White and Ruth Hendress all of Sheldon, Illinois; John C. White of Bloomington, Indiana; Olive Stout of Valeene, Indiana; Pearl Stout of Youngscreek, Indiana; Lillie A. Horhback of French Lick, Indiana; Eva Willyard and Flossa Leonard of Paoli, Indiana.
Although her life was pure and clean she had never surrendered herself to Christ, until about ten years ago. She united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Youngs Creek, Indiana.
Often have we heard her relate the circumstance which brought her to God. While in peaceful slumber, she was visited with a dream or vision, in which she saw a boat anchored at the shore, with all her children, therein. On asking to be permitted to go with them, this is the reply she heard, "Your name isn't written here," an the boat glided silently away leaving her stranded on the shore. She awoke weeping and remembered that her children had all confessed Christ as their Savior.
When she knew that she must go she said to her companion, do not grieve so, All is well. Her health began to fail several years ago, and all was done that loving hands could do, but to no avail. She seemed to hear her Savior calling and was ready to go. No words of complaint passed her lips. She bore her suffering calmly, until on June 8th, 1927, she peacefully fell asleep.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, ten children, two brothers, James D. and Charles Richard Lashbrooks of French Lick, Indiana and one sister, Sudah Hobson of the state of Washington, 24 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren besides a host of friends and relatives.
It is written "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence forth; Yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." May her life be to us a guiding star, which will shine throughout our lives.
Farewell dear Mother and Companion, who has been such an inspiration to us, whom we will miss in this life, but if we do live as you have taught, we will meet again.
Funeral services were held at Moores Ridge M. E. Church, Friday at 10:00 a.m., June 10. The Rev. W. C. Hancock, pastor of Youngs Creek Primitive Baptist Church, officiated. The services were followed by interment in the Moores Ridge Cemetery.


We wish to thank all the neighbors and friends for their kind assistance and sympathy during the illness and death of our dear mother and companion. C.B. White and Family.

Mr. White and Family:
We in the brotherhood of "Christ" thus express our heart felt sympathy for you in the hour of trouble.
Since, we are unable to comfort, being human, may we recommend to you "Christ" of whom mother talked during her illness since from him cometh all things good.
May God in his omnipotence comfort your dear hears and help you to realize that Mother is not dead, but is only sleeping in Jesus, and we live as "Mother" did we shall all meet in the "morning."
My God bless you all is our prayer. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eicher. Submitted by Tom Agan.

OWEN, Oliver Richard, Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1927) Death Notice
Oliver Richard Owen of West Baden, died early Tuesday morning at the West Baden Hospital. He had been under treatment for the past three years for diabetes, but was only taken seriously ill the day before, and had only been in the hospital a few hours when death came.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Ralph, one daughter Mrs. James Fidler, one sister, Mrs Granville Jones of Loogootee, and one brother, Bert Owen of West Baden.
Mr. Owen had been employed for some time as a civil engineer in the plant of the Interstate Public Service Company at West Baden.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon at the West Baden Baptist Church, and were conducted by the Rev. N. F. Denny and the Rev. Roswell Owen. The Modern Woodmen, of which order he was a charter member, rendered their services at the cemetery at Ames Chapel.
Mr. Owen was 43 years old.

Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1927) West Baden News
At an early hour last Tuesday morning at the West Baden Hospital, where he had been removed from his home but a few hours, the Death Angel claimed Oliver Richard Owen, familiarly know throughout his life as "Dick." He had been under treatment for three years past for diabetes, but had only been seriously stricken the day before his death.
He was the eldest of a family of three living children of Thomas G. and Mary J. Owen, a daughter, Mrs. Granville Jones, living at Loogootee, and Bert Owen, of this place, and was in the 43d year of his age. He had followed the occupation of a stationary engineer from young manhood, and for some time past has been the chief engineer at the plant of the Inter-State Public Service Co. at this place and was possessed of many admirable traits of character. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and living husband and father two children, Mrs. James Fidler and son Ralph. The funeral services will be held at two o'clock today (Thursday) at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. N. F. Denny and Rev. Roswell Owen. The order of the Modern Woodmen, of which the deceased was a charter member, will render their impressive services at the cemetery at Ames Chapel.

Springs Valley Herald (June 30, 1927) Obituary
Oliver Richard Owen, son of Thomas and Mary Owen, was born near Abydel, Orange County, Indiana March 18th, 1883.
He was married to Ethel Trueblood August 26th, 1907. To this union was born two children, Fay and Ralph.
In the valley where he was born he grew to manhood. For several years he worked for the New Home Laundry, then clerked in Mr. John Bedster's store for a number of years, after which he worked for the French Lick and West Baden Light, Water, Heat and Power Company for about five years. For more than three years he has been suffering with sugar diabetes. Notwithstanding his affliction he continued his work until a few hours before he passed away.
His energy and will, doubtless prolonged his life. He was of a genial disposition and his friends were many. He joined the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Red Men and the Modern Woodmen of America.
He leaves to mourn his departure the wife of his youth, one daughter, Mrs. Fay Fidler, a son Ralph, a father and mother, one brother Bertie Owen, Mrs Daisey Jones and many friends.
The morning of the 21st of June his earthly career ended, age 44 years, 3 months and 3 days.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Roswell Owen, pastor of the Baptist church and Rev. N. F. Denny, a life long friend of the family. Interment in Ames Chapel cemetery.


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness in our recent hour of bereavement. Wife and Children, Father, Mother and Brother. Submitted byTom Agan.

NEWGENT, Charles, Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1927) Death Notice
Elwood Apple, marshal of this city, received a clipping from a Vincennes paper, accompanied by a letter, stating that Charles Newgent of French Lick, aged 35, and Ray Rader, 13 year old boy from Terre Haute, were found dead on the C. & E. I. railway tracks near Vincennes early Friday morning. The manner of their death is a mystery.
The Charles Newgent mentioned in this article may be the son of William Newgent of this city. The Rader boy's father was here some time ago inquiring after his son who he had learned was traveling in the company of Newgent. Submitted byTom Agan.

ABBOTT, George M., Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1927) Death Notice
George M. Abbott, a pioneer citizen of Otwell [Pike County], was born near the present site of the mill, on November 26, 1838 and passed away at his home on South Springs Street, June 8, 1927, at the advanced age of 88 years, 6 months and 12 days. He was the fourth of eleven children born to the union of Edwin Abbott and his wife, Susan Adams. Of this family only one member, a brother, Cornelius of Otwell, is still living.
"Uncle George" was reared on the farm and cared for his parents until he twenty-five years of age. On November 30, 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Perkins, who preceded him in death seventeen years ago on April 24, 1910.
On November 21, 1916 he united in marriage to Miss Louisa Eskew, of Boonville. After seven years this wife also passed away, on October 5, 1923, leaving "Uncle George" alone in his declining years.
Unable to bear that loneliness and desiring about everything else to spend his remaining days in the home he had established in his young manhood, sanctified by the memories of a long life lived with its walls, he again sought a companion and on October 20, 1925 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Henrietta Burton of French Lick, who survives him. In this companion of his closing days, "Uncle George" found all of the qualities he most desired - consideration, kindness, and strength for the dark hours of pain he had to suffer. With the utmost tenderness and self-sacrificing devotion she has cared for him and by her unselfish ministrations she has strewn happiness and peace upon the path of his last years of life here.
"Uncle" George spent all the years of his life in a small circle of this community and his strength, interests and happiness were bound up in making of his home here. He has always been a farmer, bit for a few years he also engaged in the mercantile business, enjoying a lucrative trade. He was a quiet, home-loving man, uncompromisingly honest, fearless and outspoken in his opinions. having watched Otwell develop from virgin forest of pioneer times into the thriving village of the present day, he had a fund of interesting history stored away in his memory and was a conservationalist of no mean ability.
With his death the town losses another of its links with the past and a pioneer citizen whose business ability, industry and honesty has helped to build and mold its character. His friends and relatives will greatly miss him and will always think of him. Submitted byTom Agan.

LASHBROOKS, Clarence Marion, Springs Valley Herald (June 23, 1927) Obituary
Clarence Marion Lashbrooks, the eldest of three children of William R. and Lillian Lashbrooks, was born at French Lick, Indiana, June 13, 1902, and died at the home of his father near this place (Paoli) Tuesday evening, June 14, 1927, aged 25 years and 1 day.
This is indeed the passing of a worthy life ere the noonday sun has come, bit in its passing, all, with one accord may well unite in praise of this short life, and in sympathy at the broken tie and the untimely end. And since we cannot now add to the word of commendation which have so oft been spoken, it must indeed be true that a noble life has come to a close.
Clarence was a devoted student, a profound thinker, an a deep reader. At an early age he planned for a good education and a life of usefulness and service to his parents and to his community. But because of failing health, he was compelled to give up his High School education at the end of the third year. He was a talented musician, having at various times held positions as a cellist with leading orchestras in Louisville, Kentucky, at Orlando, Florida and elsewhere.
At the age of fifteen years he became a member of the Christian Church at Warsaw, Indiana, where he then resided and held his membership with that church the remainder of his life. He loved the church and Sunday School services wherever he might be. Moreover, he loved the truth m not for policy's sake, not because it might be expedient, not because implanted in his heart, there was ingrained in his soul a love for higher things: the love for that which is true, for that which was genuine.
Truly, a life is not measured by its length of days, but by human heart throbs, transcendent purposes and noble deeds. Measured by such a standard, his was a long life, well rounded and mature.
Of his immediate family the father, mother, and one brother, Winfred, survive, with whom his memory will abide a benediction and a blessing, and to whom every friend and acquaintance extend their deepest sympathy. To you who mourn, the memory of the life and kindly deeds of Clarence is yours to cherish and to emulate. He has left behind him a tribute to the young men of his acquaintance, to his family and to his friends - that rich heritage of a good name, a dutiful son and brother, and a life spent in obedience to HIM who is the Master of our destiny. And as we soon shall stand about the open grave we may well say "We can follow no further."
funeral services were held at the Paoli M. E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Thursday, June 16, by Rev. Guy Sounders assisted by Rev. Bassett of Paoli and Rev. George Dalrymple, of Corydon. Interment in Paoli Community cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

WELLS, George, Springs Valley Herald (June 30, 1927) Death Notice
George Wells, a farmer living near Valeene was fatally injured while operating a self binder last Thursday and died Friday. He had been operating the harvesting machine and was standing in front of the team that had been pulling the harvester when they became frightened and lunged forward, the machine striking and lacerating him so severely that he died from the effects of the injury. Submitted byTom Agan.

BALLARD, Minnie, Springs Valley Herald (June 30, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Minnie Ballard, wife of Andrew Ballard, died yesterday morning at the New Baptist Hospital in Louisville, following an operation for the removal of a tumor, which was preformed the previous day.
The body will be brought home this morning. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
Mrs. Ballard is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Condra, several sisters, her husband, Andrew Ballard and three sons, Gene, Harold and Bertie.

Springs Valley Herald (July 7, 1927) Card of Thanks
We wish to thank all those who assisted and sympathized with us in our recent bereavement. Especially those who furnished cars, those who sent flowers and Rev. Shortridge for his consoling words. Andrew Ballard and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

CAVE, Willard, Springs Valley Herald (July 7, 1927) Death Notice
Funeral services for Willard Cave, who died at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, July 1st, were held at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Crystal. The Rev. Frank Nicholson, a life long friend of Mr. Cave had charge of the service and was assisted by Rev. C. O. Morin, of this place.
Mr. Cave was 70 years old. He was born near Crystal and spent most of his life in that neighborhood, moving to French Lick about six years ago. He had been in failing health for several months.
Mr. Cave is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Sol Simmons, one son, William Painter, two brothers, Lee Cave of Bedford, Will Cave of Kansas City, Mo., and one sister, Mrs. Molly Meyers of Evansville, Indiana.

Springs Valley Herald (July 7, 1927) Obituary
Ashabel Willard Cave, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cave, was born near Crystal, Dubois County, Indiana march 4, 1857 and departed this earthly life July 1, 1927.
He was married to Miss Louisa R. Cox, December 21, 1879. One child blessed this union, Miss Emma Cave, now Mrs. Sol Simmons.
Mr. Cave leaves two brothers, Lee of Bedford, Indiana, Will of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Mrs. Molly Meyers of Evansville.
Mr. and Mrs. Cave united with the Baptist church in Crystal and later Mr. Cave transferred to the Methodist Church where they spent an active and useful christian life, in the service of humanity and God.
As the great heart of the master was touched by human need, so likewise, the tender and sympathetic heart of Mr. Cave was responsive toward the needy, having taken into his home and care William Painter, a thirteen month old baby, who sits today in the shadows beside the bier of a modern samaritan. Testimony to a Friend: "You have done all for me that can be done, I am ready to go, I am just waiting for the Lord to take me home. There is nothing between me and Heaven, Don't keep me waiting, I have nothing against any one, nothing to dread. I don't want you to grieve after me. I think you ought to be shouting."
in the passing of Mr. Cave, the community looses one of its oldest and best citizens, Mrs. Simmons, a kind and loving father, Mrs. Cave a faithful companion, a host of neighbors and friends join in heartfelt sympathy.


We desire to express out thanks to our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the beautiful flowers. We especially thank Rev. Morin and Rev. Nicholson for their kind words, and Mr. Ritter for his kindness and efficient service. Mrs. A. W. Cane, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Painter. Submitted byTom Agan.

BREEDLOVE, Argyle, Springs Valley Herald (July 14, 1927) Death Notice
Argyle Breedlove, well known citizen and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on Ohio Street, at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, after an illness of several weeks resulting from a paralytic stroke. He was 86 years, 4 months and 19 days of age.
Mr. Breedlove, a son of Richard and Catherine Breedlove, was born in Orange County on February 19, 1841. His early life was spent in the community known as Highland, northwest of French Lick. it was during this time that the war cry sounded the call to arms for all to aid in the great war. "Uncle Ira" responded to this call and joined the 38th Regiment Indiana Volunteers. At the close of the war he received an honorable discharge.
Mr. Breedlove returned to his Highland home at the close of the conflict, and married Anna Story, may 8th, 1873. To this union was born twelve children, six of whom, with the widow survive. Thirty-eight years ago he united with the Highland M. E. Church, being one of the charter members, and aided in building the church.
Several years ago he moved from the farm near Highland to French Lick, where he spent the remaining years of his life. The soldier who answered to the roll call on the tented field and long weary marches, answered the final roll call of Heaven and was mustered out.
Mr. Breedlove was a well-known figure in the Valley, numbering countless citizens in all walks of life as his friends. He has been active in the annual celebration given each Fourth of July by the Bazil B. Decker Post No. 334, G. A. R., of which he was a member.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna (Story) Breedlove, and six children, Willie, Lee, Harry and Albert, all of French Lick; Mrs. laura Barnette of Marion, Ind., and Mrs. Edith Turner of St. Louis, Mo. Six of the children preceded the father in death.
The remains were laid to rest in the Highland cemetery Sunday afternoon. The American Legion and Bazil B. Decker Post No. 334, G.A.R., and Rev. N. F. Denny, pastor of the West Baden M. E. Church, officiated at the funeral services.


Mrs. Anna L. Breedlove and family wishes to thank the neighbors and many friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the sickness and after the death of Argyle Breedlove, the dear husband and father.
We wish to especially thank the G.A.R. and American Legion and Rev. Frank Denny, the organist and choir and E. H. Schmutzler the funeral director for his very efficient services rendered, and those sending the many beautiful floral tributes. Mrs. Anna L. Breedlove and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

BURTON, Robert Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (July 14, 1927) Death Notice
Robert Thomas Burton, son of Theodic and Eurith Burton was born in Ballardsville, Ky. March 1, 1860, and died at his home at Mt. Airie, July 3, 1927, at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 2 days.
At 15 years of age Mr. Burton moved with his parents to Indiana near Newton Stewart.
He was married to Elvira Flick, January 1, 1903. Five children blessed this union. Three sons, John A., Omar H. and Robert T. Jr., two daughters, Sylvia O. and Mrs. Hallie Corbett.
In 1900 Mr. Burton united with the U. B. Church at Newton Stewart during the pastorate of Rev. Hobson. He ever remained a true and faithful member until death.
Mr. Burton was a lover of his country giving three years of service in the regular army.
One brother and one sister survive, David L. of Marengo, Ind. and Mrs. Katerine Kimmel of Spencer, Oklahoma, one dear little grandson, Ray Corbett, two years old. In the home going of Mr. Burton the community looses an honored and respected citizen, the children a kind and tender father, Mrs. Burton a loving and devoted companion.
A host of neighbors and friends join the family in deepest sympathy.


We desire to express out thanks to our friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the beautiful flowers. We especially thank Dr. Beaty for his excellent service, Rev. Morin for his kind words and the undertaker, Mr. Schmutzler for his efficient service. Mrs. Robert T. Burton and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

LINDLEY, Exum, Springs Valley Herald (July 14, 1927) Death Notice
Exum Lindley, a former resident of orange County, died July 5th, at his home in North Powder, Oregon, following a paralytic stroke.
He was buried at Baker City, Oregon.
Mr. Lindley was well known here and was a brother to N. A. Lindley, who lives a short distance from French Lick. Submitted by Tom Agan.

EAST, Etta, Springs Valley Herald (July 21, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Frank East, who has been ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Clause Searcy near Moores Ridge for the past three weeks, died Monday morning.
Mrs. East, who lived in Vincennes came here for a visit with relatives about a month ago and was visiting her sister when she became ill.
Funeral services were held at the Moores Ridge church at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Curtis Rice officiating.
Mrs. East was formerly Etta Hornback.

Springs Valley Herald (September 8, 1927) Obituary
Mary Etta Hornback, daughter of William and Rebecca Hornback was born July 20, 1887 and departed this life July 18, 1827, at the age of 38 years, 11 months and 28 days.
At about the age of 15 Etta was converted and united with the M.E. Church at Moores Ridge and always enjoyed attending church and Sunday School.
February 22, 1926 she was united in marriage to Frank East of Vincennes. Although her life was spared about seventeen months after their marriage she won a place in the home and hearts of her husband and three stepchildren whom she dearly loved.
Mary Etta, or Etta as she was known by her friends, leaves to mourn her death, her husband, three stepchildren, Ethel, Williard and Charles, her mother, one brother, Ed Hornback, mrs. Cora Barnett and Mrs. Mae Searcy and a host of relatives and friends. Her father preceded her in death.
To know Etta was to love her and her friends were numbered by her acquaintance.
For the past five months Etta had been in very poor health. She bore her suffering patiently and always thought of others comfort. Just a short time before she passed from her earthly home she told her loved ones not to worry, it is the Lord's will. The death angel came and reached out it hand and called our dear loved one away.


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness during the illness and death of our wife, daughter, and sister, Mrs. Etta East. We also thank Mr. and Mrs. Schmutzler for their kind service and the donors of the floral offerings and Rev. Curtis Rice for his consoling words. Mr. Frank East, Mrs. Rebecca Hornback, Mr. Ed Hornback, Mrs. Cora Barnett, Mrs. Mae Searcy. Submitted byTom Agan.

DIXON, Luella Nelson, Springs Valley Herald (August 11, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Luella Nelson Dixon, wife of Richard Dixon, who has been suffering from a complication of diseases, and who had been taken on Wednesday to St. Edward's Hospital at New Albany in the hopes of receiving benefit, died at that institution Friday morning last at 2"oclock. The deceased was a kind and lovable disposition and had a large circle of friends. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, five children, a father, mother and six sisters. She was in the 37th year of her age. Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. N. F. Denny, followed by interment of the mortal remains at Ames cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

TEAFORD, William H., Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Death Notice
William H. Teaford died Friday morning at 2 a.m. at his home in the western part of town, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Teaford was born January 8, 1862 and was 65 years old at the time of his death.
He is survived by five children of a former marriage, Mrs. Ted Howell of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Norman Teaford of Chicago Heights, Illinois, Lillian Of Youngs Creek, Indiana, Mrs. C. I. Browning of Los Angeles, California, his wife Mrs. Nancy Teaford and daughter Miss Olive of Evansville. One son, Lafayette, died a few years ago.
Funeral services were held at Ames Chapel at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. Ed. Apple.

Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Obituary
William H. Teaford, son of George and Harriet Teaford, was born January 8, 1862 and departed this life August 12, 1927 at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 4 days.
He was first united in marriage to Esther Hammond. To this union five children were born, Raymond of French Lick, Norman of Chicago Heights, Illinois, Mrs. Ted Howell of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mrs. C. I. Browning of Los Angeles, California and Lillian of Youngs Creek, Indiana.
He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Nancy McCutcheon. To this union two children were born, Olive G. of Evansville and Lafayette, the last named having preceded him to the great beyond.
He leaves to mourn their loss his family already named, one brother, Jacob L. Teaford of Youngs Creek, Louisa Hall of Paoli, Amy Williams of Youngs Creek and Mrs. Alonzo Self of Texas.
He bore his suffering with christian fortitude and said he was ready to go.


We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness during the illness and death of William H. Teaford. We also wish to thank those, who furnished music for the services, the donors of the flowers, Mr. Ritter for his services and Rev. Apple for his consoling words. Wife and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

SEYBOLD, Ora, Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Ora Seybold, wife of Wright Seybold, died Friday at her home a few miles from French Lick, after a prolonged illness of several months.
Mrs. Seybold was 31 years old at the time of her death. she was married to Wright Seybold in 1914 and was the mother of four children.
She became afflicted November of last year and never regained her health. She was recently taken to a New Albany Hospital where an operation was preformed.
Mrs. Seybold is survived by her husband, four children, Stanley, Wright, Richard and Martha; father, stepmother, an aged grandmother, two sisters, Mrs. Eva Bennett and Miss Rosa Garrison, and one brother, Fred Garrison of French Lick.
Funeral services were held at Moores Ridge at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Ed Apple officiating.

Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Obituary
Ora Cleta Seybold, daughter of Alonzo and Rebecca Garrison, was born August 13, 1895 near French Lick, Indiana and died August 12, 1927, at the age of 31 years, 11 months and 30 days.
She was united in marriage to Wright Seybold may 7, 1914. To this union was born four children, Stanley A., Wrightie L., Richard L. and Martha M., all of whom survive.
She was one of a family of seven children, Mrs. Eva Bennett, Miss Rosa Garrison and Fred Garrison of French Lick.
She was converted and united with the United Brethren Church at Sulphur Creek when about 14 years of age and ever since remained a member.
A mother, two brothers and a sister preceded in death to the great beyond.
She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, four children, father, step mother, two sisters, one brother, an aged grandmother, a number of relatives and a host of friends.
She became afflicted last November and never regained her health. since June the first of this year she has been a constant suffer. After many efforts by the best physicians and friends which could be secured she went away to return no more. she had a kind and loving disposition and bore her afflictions without complaining and was always trying to make her family and friends believe she was better.
What a dark shadow spreads over a household when death enters and takes away the wife and mother.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors, who so kindly assisted us during our sad bereavement, for the floral tributes, those who furnished cars, Mr. Schmutzler the undertaker for his kind service and Bro. Ed Apple for his consoling words. Wright Seybold and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

JONES, James, Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Death Notice
James Jones, 75 years old, died Friday at his home in Hillham, after an illness of several months. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about three years ago from which he never fully recovered.
Mr. Jones was born in Martin County, where most of his boyhood was spent, in 1852, and was married to Miss Susan parsons at the age of 22 years. they had ten children, seven of whom have preceded Mr. Jones in death.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, R. D. Jones of Hillham, Samuel and Clifford Jones of Bayshore, Florida. He also leaves six brothers, two sisters, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Jones had been a member of the Methodist Church for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Sunday.

Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Obituary
James Jones passed from this uncertain earthly life to that dreamless eternal sleep, at his home in Hillham on Friday morning at 11:50, being at the time 75 years, 10 months and 29 days old.
He was born in Martin County, September 17, 1852. His boyhood was spent in Martin County, where he was always popular and well beloved. At the age of 22 he was united in marriage to Susan Parsons of Dubois County. to this union was born ten children, seven of whom have preceded him on the "dim unknown."
He leaves his faithful wife, Susan, and three sons, namely, R. D. Jones of Hillham and S. T. and L. C. Jones of Bayshore, Florida, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, six brothers and two sisters besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his great change.
In his early manhood he joined the Methodist church at Cuzco, Indiana, about seven years ago he was converted at Hillham and always clung to that faith.
Three years ago he was stricken with paralysis and as time went on he grew feeble, but he was always cheerful and ready with a sunny smile to greet his friends, and it may be truthfully said of him - that as long as he had life he spent it in a manifestation of love for those who loved him.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father, also Drs. C. E. Boyd and G. S. Beatty and the undertaker, B. F. Schmutzler and C. J. Burton, the Rev. Rice for his consoling words, also the donor of the floral offerings. Wife and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

PORTER, William H., Springs Valley Herald (August 18, 1927) Death Notice
William H. Porter, well known citizen, died at his home on Ohio Street at 1:30 Thursday afternoon, after an illness of many weeks. He was 68 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Mr. Porter has been a resident of French Lick for ten years or more. Before moving here he lived on a farm near Abydel.
Mr. Porter was a well known figure in the Valley and had many friends. He was a member of the Ames Chapel church.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Claudia Porter, who lived with him, Mrs. Hilliard Landreth of Indianapolis, and two sons, Harry and Arthur, both of French Lick.
Funeral services were conducted at Ames Chapel Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. O. Morin officiating at the services.

Springs Valley Herald (September 1, 1927) Obituary
William Hayes Porter, son of James S. and Elizabeth Porter, was born at "The Old Porter Homestead" one half mile north of Abydel, Orange County, Indiana, August 24th, 1858. He was the youngest of five children three of whom passed away several years ago. One sister, Mrs. Lydia Higgins living near West Baden, Indiana, is the only surviving member of the family. He was reared in a home of religious devotion and influence. when sixteen years of age he was converted and united with the Methodist Church at Nelsons Chapel. When Ames Chapel was built, he became a charter member of that church, serving as Superintendent of the Sunday School and Trustees of the church and cemetery.
He was united in marriage to Miss Cora Stone, September 25, 1882. To them were born five children, Arthur, Claudia and Harry of French Lick, Indiana and Mrs. Bertha Landreth of Indianapolis. Earl died two years ago in California.
He lived on the farm where he was born until 1921. Having failed in health, he came with his two daughters to make their home in French Lick.
While he did not move his membership from his home church, he became an active worker in the French Lick Methodist Church. He was loyal in attendance to all the services and was greatly interested in everything that was for the uplifting of God's kingdom and gave evidence of his strong faith and trust in the Lord.
The disease that fastened upon his body several years ago, slowly continued to take his strength and vitality until the summons came to him, very peacefully, Thursday afternoon, august 11th, just a few days before his sixty-ninth birthday. He bore his affliction with great patience and cheerfulness, frequently telling the family and friends he was ready to go, just waiting for the Lord to call him home. Death had no terror and was to him the entrance to a glorious thoroughfare.
He was a kind father, good neighbor an earnest Christian man and will be greatly missed in the community.
A good man has gone to his heavenly reward.


We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness during the illness and death of our father, W. H. Porter. We also thank the undertaker, Mr. Ritter, for his services and the donors of the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. H. Landreth and the Porter Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

COX, Elvira Gilliatt, Springs Valley Herald (August 25, 1927) Obituary
Elvira Gilliatt Cox was born July 22, 1866 and died August 7, 1927 at the age of 65 years and 15 days.
She was married to John A. Cox April 16, 1881. To this union was born eight children. They were: Elizabeth, Cleveland, Alonzo, Ethel, Ray, Ivan, Netta, and Mamie. They are all living except two which preceded her in death, Alonzo and Netta.
She was baptized in the Methodist church at Wesley Chapel in infancy, which faith she clung to until death, always more for others that for herself.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, John A. Cox, Mrs. W. T. Morris, Cleveland Cox, Mrs. W. W. Cavaness, Ray Cox, Ivan Cox, Mrs. J. B. King, two brothers, David and R. T. Gilliatt and a host of friends in the community in which she lived.
Her favorite song's were: "Oh, Come Angel Band and Around Me Stand to Bear My Soul to the Heavenly Land." Submitted by Tom Agan.

JONES, Rosa, Springs Valley Herald (September 1, 1927) Death Notice
Mrs. Rosa Jones, wife of James Jones, died at 7:00 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home near Cane Creek in Martin County. she was 41 years old and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore of the Red Quarry neighborhood.
Funeral services were held at the home at 1:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon, followed by burial at Emmons Ridge. Rev. William Salmon of Natchez officiated.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore, her husband, James Jones, seven sons, Harley, Harvey, Horace, Halmer, Harry, Harold, Herschell, one daughter, Augusta, four sisters, Mrs. Albert Stout of Orleans, Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Mrs. Scade Bowden, and Mrs. Rolla Hendrix, all of French Lick, and three brothers, Ed Moore of French Lick, Asa Moore of Vincennes and Ray Moore of Orleans. Submitted byTom Agan.

CONRAD, Herman, Springs Valley Herald (September 1, 1927) Death Notice
Herman Conrad, son of George and Elizabeth Conrad, was born in Orange County, January 9, 1878 and departed this life August 25, 1927 at the age of 49 years, 8 months and 16 days. Herman has lived in and near French Lick all his life. He was united with the Christian Church and was baptized at the age of 20.
Herman has been in failing health for some time, but has only been confined to his bed about six weeks. When he became ill he called his friends in to pray and sing with him. He told his brothers and Brother Anderson on the morning he passed away that he was ready to go, that there was nothing between him and Heaven.
He leaves to mourn his loss three brothers, Lem and Rob of French Lick and Tom of Peoria, Ill., two sisters, Mrs. John Fleeming of Peoria, Ill. and Mrs. Clyde Wamser of Chicago, one half brother, James Wright of Indianapolis and a host of relatives and friends. Submitted byTom Agan.

THROOP, Jane, Springs Valley Herald (September 15, 1927) Death Notice
Miss Jane Throop, known as a veteran school teacher, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Charles Vogel, last Friday afternoon at three o'clock.
Miss Jennie, as she was known by all her pupils and friends, resigned her position as teacher in the Paoli schools at the close of school last spring on account of impaired health. She had been teaching school since 1892, and had been in the teaching profession for sixty years. She was 79 years old. She was a member of the M. E. Church and was active in all it department, especially in the Sunday School.
She was a woman who was greatly revered in the town and community and as a means of showing love and esteem for her, flags were raised in the business district last Sunday and the large flag on the Court House lawn was flown at half mast.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon at 2. o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. D. Bassett, assisted by Dr. W. A. Millis, President of Hanover College and a former student of Miss Throop.
The teachers of Paoli High School and grades and the Sunday School class which she had taught for a number of years, marched in a body.
The deceased is survived by two sisters, Miss Sarah Throop and Mrs. Rebecca Lindley, and two nieces and two nephews and other relatives and a host of friends. She was a woman who will be greatly missed in the community. Her good influence will live long after her. Submitted byTom Agan.