Eliza J., Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1939) News Article
Hobson, 70, died Friday at her home near Mt. Lebonan from arterio
services were held at the Mr. Lebonan Church Sunday afternoon by Rev.
Denny with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Schmutzler was in charge
of funeral arrangements.
survived by the husband and seven children: Ira, Omar, Arley, Jess,
William, Mrs. William Jones and Mrs. William Farris and thirty-six
Springs Valley Herald (June 8, 1939) Obituary
Clements, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Clements, was born March 16,
was united in marriage to Bailey Hobson in the year 1887. To this union
were born ten children, Ira, Omar, Arley, Jessie, William, Mrs. William
Farris and Mrs. William Jones. Three have preceded her in death:
Leatha, Elza and Mrs. Larkin Farris. She has one half-brother, Luther
Clements to susvive her death, two brothers, Tom and Jesse Clements and
two sisters, Lizzie Painter and Polly Nichelson preceded her in death.
She leaves thirty-one grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
of Mrs. Hobson's life was spent in or near the Hillham and Cuzxo
communities. Early in life she was converted and joined the Cuzco M. E.
Church and since that time her membership has remained there.
Hobson departed this life May 26, 1939 at 4 p.m. aged 70 years, 2
months and 10 days. She leaves besides her husband and children and
other relatives, many friends who mourn her passing.
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wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who were so kind and
helpful during the illness and death of our dear wife and mother. We
especially wish to thank Rev. Denny for his consoling words, Mr.
Schmutzler for his efficient services, the pall bearers and those who
sent the beautiful foral offerings. Bailey Hobson and Children.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Alice Willyard, Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1939) Obituary
Willyard Smith was born August 27, 1862 in Orange County, Indiana, died
May 21, 1939 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Crooks of Terre
Haute. Her parents were George Ledford and Amanda Grainger Willyard.
She married Thomas Franklin Smith, who passed away February 11, 1930.
are Mrs. Ella Wells, Mrs. Cora Fouche and the late Mrs. Stella Reed.
Brother, the late Dr. Warren and late Albert Willyard. Ledford, James
and Edward Willyard survive.
are Mrs. Lois E. Pettit and Walter W. Smith of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs.
Thelma L. Crooks, Terre Haute, and Paul R. Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Granddaughter, Elise Pettit, Terre Haute and Wm. Franklin Smith of
In early life
the Christian Church and taught Sunday School class in Paoli, about
fifty-five years ago. Move to Terre Haute soon after she was married
where she worked hard and diligently to rear two sons and two daughters
to rise up and call her blessed!
was a woman of the highest ideals and labored to bring them about. She
was ambitious and hard working, never sparing herself, thru long years
denying her own selfish desires so her family might accomplish.
her declining years she found the ease and peace and joy of serving her
Lord whom she loved so much. These things her loved ones know she has
earned. Indeed her children are upright and a credit to her, with the
full knowledge they have been handed a torch to carry through the rest
of their lives.
by Cross Funeral Home, Terre Haute, were held at Missionary Bands
Church. The the body with the many beautiful flowers expressing
sympathy from friends in Terre Haute, West Baden, Memphis and
Cincinnati, was taken overland to Abbydel for interment where the two
ministers, Rev. Verbryck of Terre Haute and Rev. Austin of West Baden,
joined by friends from Terre Haute and West Baden, concluded the
services. Submitted byTom Agan.
John, Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1939) Obituary
Weikert, son of Joe and Elizabeth Weikert, was born near Haysville,
Ind. October 27, 1878 and died August 12, 1939 having reached the age
of 60 years, 9 months and 15 days.
July 26, 1900 he was married to Lydia Thacker. To this union were born
five children, four of whom he leaves behind, and Edna, who died in
He leaves to
his passing, his wife, four children, Johnnie, Roy, and Robert of
Crystal and Mrs. Dessie Moore of French Lick, one half brother, Charlie
Meyer of Huntsville, Alabama, a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Potts of French
Lick, six grandchildren and a multitude of other relatives and friends.
greater part of his life was spent near Crystal, where he was loved and
respected as a dutiful and loving husband and father, a true friend and
a kind and generous neighbor. All of this he attained through hard
working, honesty, truthfulness and a willingness to always lend a
helping hand to anyone in need.
eight years ago he was stricken with a strange and lingering malady
which gradually took from him the use of his limbs. For the last four
years he was practically bedfast. During this long period of time he
bore his illness with patience and courage, never complaining and
always wearing a smile.
felt the Spirit speaking to him and he made his peace with God. Just
before he died he gave his last testimony, that he was ready to go and
all was well.
services were held at Crystal. Brother Chas. L. Johnson conducted the
service. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (August 31, 1939) News Article
Flick, 72, died at her home near Cane Creek Wednesday after a long
illness following a stroke.
services and burial will be held at Cane Creek tomorrow afternoon
(Friday) at two o'clock with W. V. Ritter & Son in charge of
survived by four children.
Springs Valley Herald (September 14, 1939) Obituary
Ellen, daughter of Stephen and Mary Jane Mahan, was born March 7, 1867
and departed this life August 30, 1939, having journeyed here 72 years,
5 months and 23 days.
On the 9th of
August, 1883, at the age of 16, she was united in marriage to John F.
Flick. To this union were born seven children, Anna Jane, Hannah C.,
Christopher, Aramenta, Desco, Ray and Ethel. The husband, two sons,
Christopher and Desco, and an infant daughter, Aramenta, preceded here
She leaves to
loss one brother, William Mahan of West Baden Springs, one son, Ray
Flick of French Lick, three daughters, Mrs. Anna Reynolds of French
Lick, Mrs. Hannah Collins of Vincennes, Ind. and Mrs Ethel Pinnick of
Hoopeston, Ill., seventeen grandchildren and many other relatives and
friends. Early in life she claimed the Christ as her Savior and became
affiliated with the Pleasant Valley Church. When this church ceased to
function she placed her membership at Cane Creek. Although she was not
able to attend church regularly in later life, her faith remained
steadfast. Her jolly disposition, patience and forgiving spirit are
traits that will be remembered by those who knew her.
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wish to express our appreciation and thanks to neighbors and friends
who assisted us during the sickness and death of our mother and
grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ellen Flick. We also wish to thank those who
contributed flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Ritter and son for their kind and
efficient service, and Brother C. W. Parks for his words of comfort and
cheer. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Nancy Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (October 26, 1939) News Article
Ellen Apple, 73, wife of Harrison Apple died Tuesday night (October 24,
1939) at her home near Queen City after a short illness.
services will be held this afternoon by Rev. Michaels and Rev. Beck at
the South Liberty Church. Schmutzler will be in charge of the funeral
survived by the
husband, two sons Chas. H. Apple of French Lick and Winfred Apple of
Queen City and five daughters, Mrs. Bertie Weeks of Queen City, Mrs.
Robert Morris and Mrs. Emmett Drake of Beatty Ridge, Mrs. Bloomer
Walters of Roberts, Ill. and Mrs. Maurice Lenham of Evansville, Ind.
Submitted byTom Agan.
John M., Springs Valley Herald (November 2, 1939) News Article
M. Beatty, 81, died Friday (October 27, 1939) morning at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. O. B. Hancock, on Indiana Ave., from hemorrhage of
has been a
resident of French Lick for about forty years and was a well known and
respected citizen. He operated a hotel here for some time but has been
retired for several years.
W. Parks was in charge of the funeral services at the First Christian
Church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Ames cemetery. W. V.
Ritter & Son were in charge of the arrangements.
is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O. B. Hancock and Mrs. Charles Bundy
of Vincennes, Ind. and one son, Gus Beatty of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Susannah, Springs Valley Herald (November 9, 1939) News Article
McIver, 62, died at her home here Saturday (November 4, 1939) from
was the wife of Rev. Isaac McIver and was lived by the many friends she
made while with Rev. McIver on the Sulphur Creek circuit.
services were held Tuesday at the United Brethren Church by Rev. Perry
Key, followed by burial at Linton, Ind with W. V. Ritter & Son
charge of the arrangements.
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the sickness and death of our dear wife and loving mother we desire to
express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for their many
sympathetic deeds of kindness and love, and the many beautiful flowers,
to Rev. A. D. Smith for words of comfort and helpful message, to the
Spring Valley Ministers Association and the ministers of Indiana
Conference for their kind expressions of sympathy, to Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Boston for their lovely singing, to both pianist, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ritter for fine services rendered, to the pastor of the United
Brethren church for the many kind ministries and cheering words and to
all who have been so thoughtful of us. Rev. I. S. McIver and daughter,
Mrs. Marie Taylor. Submitted byTom Agan.
Samuel, Springs Valley Herald (February 5, 1925) News Article
Parks, a highly respected citizen of Newton Stewart, answered death's
summons, last Sunday evening at 6 o'clock. Deceased was born September
19, 1849 and had attained the age of 75 years, 4 months and 12 days. He
was a victim of lobar pneumonia.
Parks was a member of the Christian church under whose auspices the
funeral services were held, Elder V. T. Trimble officiating. The
remains were laid to rest in Panther Creek cemetery. Submitted byTom
Martha Ann, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) News Article
Martha Charles [nee: Martha Ann Beatty], widow of the late Seth
Charles, passed to her eternal home, Sunday night (February 8, 1925),
after a lingering illness of many years, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Mary Cobb. Mrs. Charles had been bedfast for the past three years.
Sept. 15, 1852, this estimable lady had attained the age of 72 years, 4
months and 25 days. The mortal remains were laid to rest at Mt.
Lebanon, Tuesday, February 10. Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1939) News Article
Arthur [nee: Elizabeth Flick] Hawhee, widow of the late Arthur J.
Hawhee, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Harmon, in
Prospect, Sunday, March 8. She had been a sufferer with cancer of the
liver for some time. Born March 18, 1857, she had attained the age of
74 years, 11 months and 20 days.
in the Scarlet Ridge cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Loyd Van
Lovall officiating. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Hiram Z., Springs Valley Herald (April 9, 1925) News Article
Z. Abel, son of William Francis and Kesiah E. Abel, was born in Martin
County, Indiana, May 4th, 1852, and departed this life at his home in
Lost River Township, April 2, 1925, having lived a life of 72 years, 10
months and 28 days.
He was united
marriage with Ellen Blagrave in October 1879. To this union were born
ten children, Harrison and George W. of Lost River Township; Columbus,
Rachel Abel and Clara Wininger of French Lick, Indiana; Sophia Gammon
of Halbert Township; Allethia Blocher of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Henry
of Hutsonville, Illinois; James of Hymers, Indiana and Edson of
known as "Hi" was a kind and living husband and father a good neighbor.
was converted and united with the Methodist church at Wagoners Chapel
at about the age of eighteen and has lived a devoted christian life.
He was always
willing to sacrifice his pleasure and comfort for the sake of his
family and friends.
He will be
sadly missed at home and at church.
life has been one that has been well lived and the footprints that he
has left on the sands of time are good examples to follow.
departed was afflicted with an attack of influenza a few days ago,
pneumonia followed and all that care and human hands could do could no
stay the icy hands of death.
his suffering patiently and without a murmur and died as one that wraps
the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams.
leaves to mourn their loss a wife, ten children, two sisters, three
brothers, sixteen grandchildren and a number of relatives and friends.
grave is not a Goal in life, for the Soul still lives on after,
"Crossing the Bar". His last words to the children were, "I'm in a
field of flowers and ready to cross over."
funeral services were conducted by Rev. Douglas and Rev. Salmon of
Shoals, Indiana, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Wagoners Chapel.
The remains were laid to rest in the Wagoners cemetery.
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wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their assistance and
kindness shown us during the sickness and at the death of our dear
husband and daddy, Rev. H. Z. Abel. Especially do we thank Rev. Douglas
and Rev. Salmon for their consoling words, and the choir for singing
his favorite song, "My Beautiful Choir", and the undertaker, F. M.
Baker for his assistance and kindness. The Wife and Children. Submitted
George, Springs Valley Herald (April 16, 1925) News Article
Ash, an estimable gentleman of Eckerty, passed away at his home
Saturday evening (April 11, 1925) at the age of 75 years. He had been a
suffer from apoplexy for some time.
leaves his widow, eight children and a host of friends to mourn his
services were held at the Christian Church in Eckerty, Monday, with
interment in the cemetery at that place. Submitted byTom Agan.
Eva Laverne, Springs Valley Herald (April 16, 1925) Obituary
morning, April 3, 1925, the death angel entered the home of Madison and
Rosetta Flick and took away a beloved daughter, Eva Laverne, age 20
years and 14 days.
Eva had been
constant sufferer of asthma for the past ten years, but she never
complained of her suffering, tho she often called upon the Lord for
stricken with pneumonia and owing to her weakened condition she only
lived a few hours.
confessed her Savior and was baptized a few years ago and she has
always lived a pure christian life. Her first thought was always of
knew Eva was her friend and showed her much kindness, for which she was
sorrow for those who have no hope, for Eva is asleep in Jesus and will
arise when, "The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel and the dead in Christ shall rise
first" (1 Thess. 4:16)
She leaves to
mourn their loss mother, father, and four sisters, one infant brother
preceded her in death seven years ago.
services were conducted by Elder V. T. Trimble and she was laid to rest
in Cane Creek cemetery to await the call of the Life-giver. Submitted
John Calvin, Springs Valley Herald (April 30, 1925) Obituary
Calvin Robbins, son of George B. and Martha Giles Robbins, was born
near French Lick, Indiana, December 28th, 1853 and died at his home in
French Lick, April 27th, 1925, aged 71 years, 5 months and 29 days. He
was one of a family of 13 children, three of whom survive him.
was united in marriage to Miss Chloe F. Jackson, September 22, 1878. To
this union was born eight children, two of whom died in infancy, the
others with the widow survive him.
Robbins united with the Primitive Baptist church, November 11, 1874 and
was baptized the following day by Elder Thomas Robertson. He was a firm
believer in the doctrines and the practices of his church for which he
made any sacrifices and was always ready to give of his means to its
support and what his hands found to do was done willingly.
was initiated as an Entered Apprentice mason, on April 11, 1907, passed
to the degree of Fellowcraft, April 25, and raised to the sublime
degree of Master Mason, May 9, 1907.
was an inspiration to see him in the lodge room, as he always displayed
so much zeal and willingness to look after the welfare of others about
him and bring them comfort and happiness.
was also just as faithful in the Royal Arch Chapter of which he was a
consistent member for several years. In both of these orders and his
church he was treasurer for many years and his faithfulness here was
But now his
here are ended, he has been called from labor to refreshment and just
as it was characteristic of him to be always happy and cheerful here,
we have assurance that his happiness is now supreme.
the widow, he leaves the following children: William E., Harry H.,
Charles A., Mrs Martie Wolfington, Samuel R. of French Lick and Mrs.
Arthur Mattox of Cleveland, Ohio, nineteen grandchildren, two sisters,
Mrs. Martha Wells and Mrs. Laura Gilliatte of French Lick and one
brother, Mr. Frank Robbins of Orleans, Indiana, together with many
other relatives and friends who will mourn for him.
services were held at the home, conducted by Rev. J. D. Jeffery after
which the remains were taken to Ames Chapel where the funeral was
conducted by Elders Geo. Atkins and J. D. Jeffery in the presence of a
large congregation of relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors.
Then the services were concluded by the Masonic fraternity of which
there was a large turnout, and of which order Brother Robbins was a
most devoted member. After their beautiful services were concluded the
remains were laid to rest to await the Masters Call in the morning of
the great Resurrection.
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family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the many friends for
the many acts of kindness and for the many beautiful floral offerings
and for all and every token of love and sympathy. Submitted byTom Agan.
Howard Leon, Springs Valley Herald (April 30, 1925) Obituary
Leon Beatty, son of Oliver and Elizabeth Beatty, was born March 21,
1910 and departed this life, April 12, 1925, aged 15 years and 21 days.
was converted and joined the United Brethren Church under the pastorate
of Rev. Porter Walls. Probably Howard stepped away from Jesus to some
extent, but before he came to take him away he had renewed his
covenant. He spoke often to loved ones and also to the pastor that all
mourn his departure, Father and Mother, three sisters, Pearl Thacker of
Huntingsburg, Ida Abels of Crystal Springs and Lula of French Lick,
also four brothers, Raymond, Walker, Arnold and Roy; also his aged
grandmother, Elizabeth Clements and many other relatives and friends to
mourn his departure.
taken just in the bloom of manhood when life meant most to him, but on
Easter morning like his Savior, he bade farewell to this world of
thorns and thistle, went home to Jesus, where all is sunshine and roses.
did not dread the ordeal of death as many think, but smilingly he often
said he would be through with his suffering where the hands of men had
failed to comfort him.
be sadly missed among his young and not only young, but old as well. He
always had a kind and loving word for whom he greeted.
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wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and
sympathy shown during the illness and death of our dear son and
brother, Howard Leon Beatty. Especially do we take this opportunity of
expressing our good will towards Rev. Byrum for his consoling words and
Mr. Ritter, the undertaker, and for the floral offerings. The Family.
Springs Valley Herald (April 16, 1925) News Article
15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Beatty of this city, died
Sunday, April 12, of leakage of the heart.
services were conducted in the U. B. Church, this city, Monday
afternoon by Rev. Wm. Byrum. Burial was in the Cuzco cemetery.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Carrie Olive, Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1925) News Article
Olive Yarber, wife of Kenneth Yarber, died at her home in this city
Monday. The funeral was held at Cane Creek yesterday. Mrs. Yarber was
born in this county and at the time of her death was 19 years old.
Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1925) Obituary
Bolling Yarber, daughter of Michael Kerr and Mary E. (Beatty) Bolling,
was born Feb. 10, 1906, and died May 11, 1925, aged 19 years, 3 months
and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Yarber, May 24, 1924.
She joined the church at Cane Creek in September 1920, at the age of 15
years. She was always ready to do and take part in church services and
Sunday school and ready to do what she thought right.
that knew her loved her, for she always had a smile and kind word for
them. Olive was a kind and good girl, Ready at all times to obey and
help her mother. In all her terrible pain and suffering she never
forgot her dear little baby.
leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, father and mother, 5 brothers and
three sisters: Courtland Bolling of Phoenix, Ariz,; Munson of Watseka,
Ill.; Bryan of Sheldon, Ill.; Lawton of Indianapolis, Ind.; John at
Morgan of South
Bend, Ind.; Margaret Tillery of Russiaville, Ind; Marie at home and a
host of relatives and friends.
brothers departed this life before her, Sampson who gave his life in
the World's War for his flag and county and Henry, who went to rest
before her. She said she was going home to see her baby brother.
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wish to give our heartfelt thanks to all those who gave help and
sympathy to us in our sad bereavement in the death of our dear
daughter, Olive. We thank those who gave so many beautiful flowers. We
also want to thank Bro. Jackson for his kind words in our bereavement
and Mr. Ritter for his excellent and nice way he controlled the
services and again we thank you all. Father and Mother, Brothers and
Sisters, M. C. K. Bolling Submitted byTom Agan.
Samuel P., Springs Valley Herald (May 7, 1925) News Article
body of Samuel Dillard was brought here Sunday from Madison, Indiana
where he died Saturday in a sanitarium. The body was taken to the Home
of his sister, Mrs. Chas. Parks on Walnut St. The Funeral was held at
Ames Chapel Monday, Rev. John P. Davis conducting the services and was
laid to rest in the nearby cemetery. Mr. Dillard was a blacksmith at
West Baden and at this place for a number of years and worked at the
trade till a couple of years ago when his health failed to such an
extent that he sold his shop here and retired. He went to a sanitarium
at Madison several months ago and his death occurred there.
Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1925) In Memoriam
DILLARD, Samuel P. In loving memory of our dear father who passed away
May 2, 1925. His daughters, Essie Brown and Lula Fortney.
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wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to our relatives
and friends, to Rev. J. P. Davis for his kind words of sympathy, Mr.
Carmickle and the ones who assisted him in the beautiful singing, also
the pianist; to Wm. Ritter & Son, undertakers; Mrs. Hauger,
C. Connett, Mrs. Sarah Melton, Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Wells, Mrs. N.
Robinson and daughter, Sarah McMickles, Mrs. Steve Collins and many
others for their kind consideration and their beautiful floral
offerings, in our recent bereavement and loss of our dear father. Lula
Fortney and Essie Brown. Submitted byTom Agan.
James Snowden, Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1925) News Article
DEATH CLAIMS ANOTHER CIVIL WAR VETERAN
S. Breeden, 76, Civil War veteran and retired farmer, died Saturday,
May 23, having received a third paralytic stoke. He had been removed
from his home in Frentress town to the home of his son Elza in the
eastern part of this city when the final summons came.
Breeden was born in Orange County and at the age of sixteen, when his
country was calling for volunteers enlisted in Co. A. 156 Indiana
Infantry. At the close of this great strife he returned to his home in
this county having received an honorable discharge from the army.
1869 he was united in marriage with Nancie E. Harrison and he and his
helpmate lived on a farm near Mt. Lebanon until her heath about 16
To this union
with twelve children, three of whom and their mother preceded him to
the great beyond. The children left to mourn his loss are as follows:
Mrs. P. C. Lane of West Baden; Mrs. Albert Lashbrooks and Elza Breeden
of French Lick; Frank of Missouri; William of Oklahoma; Emerson of
Maryland; Mrs. Chas. Clarkson of Arizona; Mrs. Robt. Reuter of
Missouri; and Mrs. Al. Bergman of California.
was in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery, Monday, at 2 p.m., the Rev. Loyd V.
Lovell assisted by Rev. Lee Tinsley performing the last sad rites.
was held in high esteem by everyone who knew him and was known far and
wide as an honest man.
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wish to take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to all those
who showed their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement of our
father, James S. Breeden. Also to those who sent many beautiful
flowers, and we shall never forget the kindness shown. The Children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Minnie Alice, Springs Valley Herald (June 11, 1925) Obituary
Alice Kellams, daughter of William S. and Lucinda Kellams, was born in
Orange County, Indiana, Jan. 27, 1875 and died June 3, 1925, age 50
years, 4 months and 6 days.
united in marriage to Wesley Bobbitt October 9, 1892. To this union was
born 8 children, 7 sons and one daughter: Orest and Glenn of
Indianapolis, Ermel of Toledo, Ohio, Lovell of Lawrenceville, Ill.,
Ernest, Ruth, Paul and Howard of French Lick, Indiana. Besides these
she also leaves one sister, Mrs. Celia Parks, one brother, William
Kellams and one granddaughter, Grace Bobbitt of Indianapolis, a number
of other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her departure.
Bobbitt was converted in 1917 and united with the Free Methodist church
and later moved her membership to the P. H. C. of which she was a
faithful member till God called her to her heavenly home. She was a
faithful wife and a loving mother, never complaining with the toils of
life and often said in her suffering that her toils of life would soon
be over and that she would soon go to live in her Father's House to
await the coming of her loved ones.
was loved by all who knew her, always had a kind word and a smile for
all she met and will be sadly missed by her loved ones and her many
friends. Submitted byTom Agan.
George, Springs Valley Herald (August 27, 1925) News Article
Conrad died at his home here last night at 1:25 o'clock. Death was
caused by hardening of the arteries which resulted from an injury in a
fall about two months ago. He was 83 years old.
be in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery tomorrow.
Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1925) Obituary
memory of our dear father, George Conrad, who was born in Dubois
County, Aug 13, 1842, and departed this life Aug. 26, 1925, at the age
of 83 years and 13 days.
in the Union Army in August, 1864. He served in Co. A., 49th Regiment,
Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged August 1865.
was united in marriage to Mary E. Belcher, April 1878. To this union
was born nine children, six boys and three girls. He has been preceded
in death by his companion, two infant sons and one daughter, Mrs. Ellen
He was united
Christian Church and was baptized. He was a kind and considerate
father, and was very generous with his friends and was always ready to
give a helping hand. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
July 5, 1925, he fell and injured his spine and was confined to his bed
until the Lord call him home. He was kind and patient through his
suffering. He asked the Lord to take him home and told his son he was
ready and wanted to go.
He leaves to
mourn his death, 6 children; 4 boys and 2 girls; and nine
grandchildren. Herman and Lem of French Lick, Ind., Robert of
Bloomington, Ind., and Tom of Peoria, Ill.Mrs. Rose Wamser of Chicago,
Ill., Mrs. Clara Leeming of Peoria, Ill., and one step-son, James
Wright of Indianapolis, Ind.
leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Submitted by
Stephen, Springs Valley Herald (September 10, 1925) News Article
Flick, aged 80 years, 3 months and 5 days, a retired farmer, died
yesterday of heart trouble.
be in the Moores Ridge Cemetery, this afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
George H., Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) News Article
H. Beatty, 66 years old, died at his home on Wells Avenue, Sunday,
January 1st, of a complication of disease. He had been in ill health
for several months.
services were held at the Schmutzler Undertaking Parlors on Monon
Street, Monday afternoon. Interment took place in the Mt. Lebanon
cemetery following the services.
was survived by one son, Frank, of West Baden. One son, Gus, preceded
him in death. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary A., Springs Valley Herald (April 19, 1928) News Article
Mary A. Ellis, 83 years old, died about 6:00 o'clock Monday (April 16,
1928) evening at her home on Maple Street after an illness of several
weeks. She had been in failing health for some time.
Ellis was the widow of James Ellis, who died several years ago in
Florida. she has lived in French Lick for the past twenty years or more.
is survived by four sons, Thomas G. and M. U. Ellis, both of French
Lick; Ellsworth, of Oolitic and Joseph of Orleans. A daughter, Mrs. Ida
Eicher, died several years ago.
services were held at the M. E. Church at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, followed by burial at the Ames Chapel Cemetery. Rev. C. O.
Morin, pastor of the M. E. Church, conducted the services.
Springs Valley Herald (April 26, 1928) Obituary
Ann Beatty, daughter of Robert and Phoebe Beatty, was born near Cuzco,
Indiana, September 25, 1843, and departed this life at French Lick,
Indiana, April 16, 1928, age 84 years, 6 months and 21 days.
the age of 21 years she was married to James M. Ellis, to whom she was
ever a devoted and living companion. He passed away March 29, 1914 at
Lynn Harvey, Florida.
Mr. and Mrs.
Ellis were parents of three daughters, Hester, Ida and Lotie, all of
whom have passed away; and four sons, Ulysses, Ellsworth, Thomas and
Joseph, all of whom survive. She leaves also 26 grandchildren and
eighteen great grandchildren, who will also mourn "Grandma" as she was
and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Mt. Zion in 1863 and
transferred her membership to Roberts Chapel and later to French Lick.
a long and varied life, she was always an optimist, looking always for
the brightness through darkness, and this same spirit was ever manifest
during her illness, She was a loving and sympathetic mother, a faithful
and devoted wife, and a kind and affectionate grandmother. The only
regret she felt in the knowledge of her coming death, was her sorrow at
leaving "her boys".
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desire to express to the neighbors and friends our deepest appreciation
for the kindness, sympathy and aid rendered during the illness and
death of our mother. M. U. Ellis, E. E. Ellis, T. G. Ellis, J. A.
Ellis. Submitted byTom Agan.
Mondella, Springs Valley Herald (May 17, 1928) News Article
Della Flick, wife of Roque Flick, died Tuesday, May 15th, at the Robert
W. Long Hospital in Indianapolis. She had been in a serious condition
for some tome and was taken to Indianapolis last week.
The body was
shipped here yesterday and was taken to Elon for burial this afternoon.
Flick was twenty-six years old and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Jackson. she is survived by her husband and two children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
James W., Springs Valley Herald (March 15, 1928) News Article
Groff returned to his home her the latter part of the week from Mt.
Carmel, Illinois, where he had been attending the fineral of his
father, James W. Groff.
who was past seventy, died Monday, March 5th, at his home in Mt. Carmel
of paralysis. He was a former resident of French Lick and had been
living in Mt. Carmel about two years.
Groff is survived by a widow, Mrs. Sophia Groff, and two sons, Allen
Groff of Mt. Vernon, Indiana and Jake Groff, of this place. Submitted
Osa M., Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) News Article
M. Hagan, aged 67 years, 5 months and 4 days, died suddenly at his home
in Jackson Township last Saturday of organic heart trouble.
services were conducted at Scarlett Ridge Sunday afternoon by Rev. B.
F. Nicholson, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) Obituary
M. Hagan, son of Arthur and Mary Hagan was born May 28, 1860 and died
November 24, 1928 at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 4 days.
the age of 18 years he was united in marriage to Nancy Caroline Case.
To this union was born five children: Bertha O., Gracie N., Carrie C.,
three of these preceded their mother in death, who died February 8,
He was again
marriage to Mary M. Bolling in the year 1888. To this union was born
six children: Luther J., Martha W., Benhom A., Bernice M. and Bessie O.
One infant preceded the father in death.
leaves ten grandchildren and one great grandson.
an early age he united with the Christian church and remained a
faithful member until death. He was a devoted husband and father, and a
good neighbor, and will be sadly missed in the community by a host of
relatives and friends.
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wish to thank the many friends for the sympathy and kindness shown us
during the illness and death of our dear father and husband, Osa M.
Hagan, also Bro. B. F. Nicholson for his consoling words. We also thank
Mr. Ritter for his kind service. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
William A., Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) News Article
W. A. Line, 84 years old, died Monday evening (January 9, 1928) at his
home near Hillham. He had been in failing health for several months.
services were held at the home at 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning. Rev.
M. Emmons conducted the service.
took place in a private cemetery on a hill overlooking the Line home.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Obituary
Dr. W. A.
Line was born January 12th, 1844 and died January 9th, 1928. Age 83
years, 11 months and 27 days.
A. Line was married five times and to those unions were born twelve
children. Seven preceded him and five survive with a host of friends
and relatives to mourn their loss.
with the Baptist church near middle life and remained faithful unto God
came to Dubois County, A.D. 1865 and settled in Hillham and was
apprentice under Dr. Bowles at French Lick Springs, Indiana. He was
born near at Valeene, Indiana near Rock Springs. He was a practical
doctor for 65 years and had real success in all his practice.
will be greatly missed by the people of this vicinity of his practical
service. He was a loving father to his family and was everything to
them and there is a vacancy now that cannot be filled.
bore all his sickness with christian patience. He was an invalid about
three years. He was brought as a lamb to slaughter and as a sheep
before the shears is dumb so he opened not his mouth. Faith, hope and
charity, the greatest of these is charity and he always was charitable.
services were held at the home of the doctor by Rev. M. D. Emmons. Text
on the state of the dead resurrection there from and the future
repentance of the saints.
by Mrs. Line and children.
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wish to thank our many friends for their kindness during the sickness
and death of this loving husband and father. We extend our thanks to
Dr. Dillinger and Dr. Boyd for their service. We wish to thank Rev.
Emmons for the consoling words he gave to the Doctors relatives and
friends and especially we return to Mr. Schmutzler our greatest thanks
for his assistance to the Doctor's friends. We wish to extend our
thanks to the donors of the floral offerings. Mrs. Line and Children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Jerome, Springs Valley Herald (April 5, 1928) News Article
Luttrell, 83 years old, died at 5:00 Wednesday morning (April 4, 1928),
at the home of his daughter, Mrs, Lee Freeman of pneumonia fever. He
had been in a serious condition since Sunday.
Luttrell was born and reared on a farm near French Lick. He only
recently came to live with his daughter, Mrs. Freeman, of this city.
Luttrell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lee Freeman and Mrs.
Raymond Kearby and two sons, John and Elvis Luttrell, all living in or
near French Lick.
services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Cane
Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1928) Obituary
Luttrell was born in Orange County, Indiana on January 4, 1846. Died in
French Lick, Indiana April 4, 1928, age 82 years and three months.
of his life was spent near the scene of his boyhood home, surrounded by
a host of friends who have known him since he came into the state of
While yet a
young man he was affiliated with the Christian Church at Cane Creek and
gave a long and devoted service to our Lord.
March 1868 he was joined in marriage to Kathryn Flick, who preceded him
in death nearly five years. To this union were born six children, Mary
E., Rhoda, John F., Elva, Nancy J. and Anna M., the later two dying in
He was taken
sick on March
25th, sinking gradually until the end came at early morn april 4th. He
leaves to mourn their loss four children, seventeen grandchildren, one
brother, Joe Luttrell and a host of friends who were with him to the
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness during the
sickness and death of our dear father and grandfather, Jerome Luttrell.
Also Rev. Trimble and Rev. Drash for their consoling words and the
undertaker, Mr. Schmutzler for his very efficient work. The Children
and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth J., Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1928) News Article
Elizabeth J. Morgan, who has been in failing health for the past three
years, died Saturday (June 9, 1928) afternoon in Ireland, at the home
of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Della Anderson, with whom she had been
making her home.
born near French Lick October 28, 1846. She was the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William Wininger. In 1864 she was married to John J. Morgan, who
died seventeen years ago.
survived by two sons, S. A. Morgan, of this city and Albert W. Morgan
of Winslow, five daughters, Ida Kearby, Mary A Norman, Della J.
Anderson, all of Ireland, Nellie Alexander of Duff, Indiana and Mrs.
Shirley Harmon of Gary, Indiana, one brother, John H. Wininger of
Otwell, one sister, Sarah A. Milburn of Table Rock, Nebraska,
twenty-seven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
services were held at the Methodist church in Ireland on Monday
afternoon, and was conducted by a former pastor of Mrs. Morgan, Rev.
Rumley of Utica, Indiana.
Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1928) Obituary
Jane, daughter of William and Louisa Wininger, was born on a farm near
French Lick, October 28, 1846, and departed this life June 9, 1928, at
the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Della Anderson of Ireland, at
the age of 81 years, 7 months and 11 days. The early part of her life
was spent in this community. It is here she was united in marriage to
John J. Morgan, June 2nd, 1864. To this union was born four sons and
five daughters, two sons, William B. and John A., with her husband,
preceded her in death. The seven children that are left to mourn the
loss of a dear, good mother are S. A. Morgan of French Lick, Ida
Kearby, Mary A. Norman, Della J. Anderson, all of Ireland, Indiana,
Nellie Alexander of Duff, Indiana, Albert W. Morgan of Winslow, Indiana
and Shirley Harmon of Gary, Indiana. She leaves 27 grandchildren and 22
great-grandchildren, one brother, John H. Wininger of Otwell, Indiana,
and one sister, Sarah A. Milburn of Table Rock, Nebraska.
the age of 8 years she was converted and joined the M. E. Church and
has always been a regular attendant at the church services as long as
she was able. She always contributed liberally of her means to support
services were held at Ireland Monday afternoon, June 11th. Submitted by
Charles S., Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) News Article
S. Parks, an old resident of French Lick, died early Friday (December
30, 1927) morning at his home on Walnut Street after an illness of
several months duration.
came to French Lick almost twenty years ago and had made his home here
since that time. He was a member of the Baptist church.
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Parks, two sons, Joseph and Milton
Parks, both of French Lick and three daughters, Miss Frances and Miss
Ethel of French Lick and Mrs. Bessie Denbo of Jackson, Michigan.
short prayer service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon by Rev.
C. O. Morin, after which funeral services were held at 1:30 at the
First Christian Church, and were conducted by Rev. M. E. Apple,
assisted by Rev. L. F. Drash. Interment was made in the Ames cemetery.
Mr. Parks was
70 years old.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) Obituary
Parks, son of John Wesley and Fannie Parks, was born July 24, 1867 and
entered deaths sanctuary December 30, 1927.
was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Dillard December 28, 1887. To this
union were born five children: Frances, Joe, Milton and Ethel, who
reside in French Lick and Mrs Wilson (Bessie) Denbo of Jackson,
was always a
strong believer in the Holy Scripture and in the saving grace of the
Lord Jesus Christ and took great delight in reading works of a
religious nature. He was converted and joined the Primitive Baptist
Church at providence twenty-six years ago last November, with his wife
and daughter, Frances. His friends here, where he had lived nineteen
years, called him "Uncle Charley". They are numbered by the score,
because Uncle Charley, being one of the best read men of our town, knew
how to meet and greet acquaintances and could talk with interest, on
almost any subject. He was known and loved by all the children and was
never happier than when the neighbors' children played around his knees.
was a patient and faithful husband and always, a kind and loving
father. He bore his suffering in his last illness with patience and
fortitude and expressed his readiness to meet his Savior.
deep love of friends, wife and relatives, build for him, a monument
which time cannot erase. He is the last of a large family of brothers
and sisters, to pass into the Glory World, but the first link in a
chain to be broken, in his immediate family.
regrets leaving his loved ones here, I'm sure Uncle Charley was glad to
join the loved ones gone before.
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wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness during
the sickness and death of our husband and father, Charles S. Parks.
Mrs. Chas. Parks and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Eunice, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) News Article
Eunice Wininger, 65 years old, died Friday (February 10, 1928) at her
home a short distance from this city, after an illness of many months.
She was the widow of Phillip Wininger.
services were held at Moores Ridge Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
The Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the First Christian Church at this
place, conducted the service.
Wininger is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Hattie Cogswell, this
city, Mrs. Della Qualkinbush of Orleans, Indiana, Mrs. Zada Speece of
Iowa, and three sons, Earl and Lee of this place and Coleman of
Indianapolis. Submitted byTom Agan.