Orange County Obituaries


HOBSON, Eliza J., Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1939) News Article
Mrs. Baily Hobson, 70, died Friday at her home near Mt. Lebonan from arterio scerosis.
Funeral 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.
She is survived by the husband and seven children: Ira, Omar, Arley, Jess, William, Mrs. William Jones and Mrs. William Farris and thirty-six grandchildren.

Springs Valley Herald (June 8, 1939) Obituary
Eliza Jane Clements, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Clements, was born March 16, 1969.
She 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.
Most 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.
Mrs. 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.


We 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.

SMITH, Alice Willyard, Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1939) Obituary
Alice 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.
Sisters 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.
Children 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 Memphis.
In early life she joined 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!
She 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.
In 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.
Services conducted 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.

WEIKERT, John, Springs Valley Herald (August 17, 1939) Obituary
John 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.
On 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 early childhood.
He leaves to mourn 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.
The 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.
About 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.
Recently he 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.
Funeral services were held at Crystal. Brother Chas. L. Johnson conducted the service. Submitted by Tom Agan.

FLICK, Mary Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (August 31, 1939) News Article
Mrs. Ellen Flick, 72, died at her home near Cane Creek Wednesday after a long illness following a stroke.
Funderal services and burial will be held at Cane Creek tomorrow afternoon (Friday) at two o'clock with W. V. Ritter & Son in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by four children.

Springs Valley Herald (September 14, 1939) Obituary
Mary 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 in death.
She leaves to mourn their 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.


We 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.

APPLE, Nancy Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (October 26, 1939) News Article
Mrs. Ellen Apple, 73, wife of Harrison Apple died Tuesday night (October 24, 1939) at her home near Queen City after a short illness.
Funeral 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 directives.
She is 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.

BEATTY, John M., Springs Valley Herald (November 2, 1939) News Article
John 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 the brain.
Mr. Beatty 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.
Rev. C. 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.
He 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.

McIVER, Susannah, Springs Valley Herald (November 9, 1939) News Article
Mrs. Isaac McIver, 62, died at her home here Saturday (November 4, 1939) from intercraneal hemorrhage.
She 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.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the United Brethren Church by Rev. Perry Key, followed by burial at Linton, Ind with W. V. Ritter & Son in charge of the arrangements.


During 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.

PARKS, Samuel, Springs Valley Herald (February 5, 1925) News Article
Samuel 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.
Mr. 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 Agan.

CHARLES, Martha Ann, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Born 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.

HAWHEE, Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1939) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Interment was in the Scarlet Ridge cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Loyd Van Lovall officiating. Submitted by Tom Agan.

ABEL, Hiram Z., Springs Valley Herald (April 9, 1925) News Article
Hiram 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 in 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 Warrington, Florida.
Hiram, better known as "Hi" was a kind and living husband and father a good neighbor.
He 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.
His 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.
The 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.
He bore 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.
He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, ten children, two sisters, three brothers, sixteen grandchildren and a number of relatives and friends.
The 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."
The 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.


We 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 byTom Agan.

ASH, George, Springs Valley Herald (April 16, 1925) News Article
George 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.
The deceased leaves his widow, eight children and a host of friends to mourn his departure.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Eckerty, Monday, with interment in the cemetery at that place. Submitted byTom Agan.

FLICK, Eva Laverne, Springs Valley Herald (April 16, 1925) Obituary
Friday 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 a constant sufferer of asthma for the past ten years, but she never complained of her suffering, tho she often called upon the Lord for help.
She was stricken with pneumonia and owing to her weakened condition she only lived a few hours.
Eva 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 others.
Everyone who knew Eva was her friend and showed her much kindness, for which she was very thankful.
We 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.
Funeral 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 byTom Agan.

ROBBINS, John Calvin, Springs Valley Herald (April 30, 1925) Obituary
John 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.
He 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.
Brother 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.
He 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.
It 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.
He 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 always manifest.
But now his labors 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.
Besides 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.
Short 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.


The 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.

BEATTY, Howard Leon, Springs Valley Herald (April 30, 1925) Obituary
Howard 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.
Howard 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 was well.
Howard Leon leaves to 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.
Howard was 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.
He 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.
Howard will 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.


We 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
Howard, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Beatty of this city, died Sunday, April 12, of leakage of the heart.
Funeral 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.

YARBER, Carrie Olive, Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1925) News Article
Mrs. 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
Olive 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.
People 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.
She 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 home.
Sisters Clara Morgan of South Bend, Ind.; Margaret Tillery of Russiaville, Ind; Marie at home and a host of relatives and friends.
Two 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.


We 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.

DILLARD, Samuel P., Springs Valley Herald (May 7, 1925) News Article
The 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.


We 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, Mrs. C. 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.

BREEDEN, James Snowden, Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1925) News Article
James 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.
Mr. 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.
In 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 years ago.
To this union was blessed 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.
Burial 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.
Mr. Breeden was held in high esteem by everyone who knew him and was known far and wide as an honest man.


We 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.

BOBBITT, Minnie Alice, Springs Valley Herald (June 11, 1925) Obituary
Minnie 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.
She was 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.
Mrs. 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.
She 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.

CONRAD, George, Springs Valley Herald (August 27, 1925) News Article
George 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.
Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery tomorrow.

Springs Valley Herald (September 3, 1925) Obituary
In 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.
He enlisted in the Union Army in August, 1864. He served in Co. A., 49th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged August 1865.
He 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 Love.
He was united with the 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.
On 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.
He also leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Submitted by Tom Agan.

FLICK, Stephen, Springs Valley Herald (September 10, 1925) News Article
Stephen Flick, aged 80 years, 3 months and 5 days, a retired farmer, died yesterday of heart trouble.
Burial will be in the Moores Ridge Cemetery, this afternoon. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BEATTY, George H., Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) News Article
George 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.
Short funeral services were held at the Schmutzler Undertaking Parlors on Monon Street, Monday afternoon. Interment took place in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery following the services.
Mr. Beatty was survived by one son, Frank, of West Baden. One son, Gus, preceded him in death. Submitted by Tom Agan.

ELLIS, Mary A., Springs Valley Herald (April 19, 1928) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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.
She 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.
Funeral 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
Mary 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.
At 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 familiarly known.
She was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at Mt. Zion in 1863 and transferred her membership to Roberts Chapel and later to French Lick.
Throughout 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".


We 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.

FLICK, Mondella, Springs Valley Herald (May 17, 1928) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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.

GROFF, James W., Springs Valley Herald (March 15, 1928) News Article
Jake 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 byTom Agan.

HAGAN, Osa M., Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) News Article
Osa M. Hagan, aged 67 years, 5 months and 4 days, died suddenly at his home in Jackson Township last Saturday of organic heart trouble.
Funeral 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
Osa 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.
At 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, 1887.
He was again united in 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.
He also leaves ten grandchildren and one great grandson.
At 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.


We 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.

LINE, William A., Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1928) News Article
Dr. 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.
Funeral services were held at the home at 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning. Rev. M. Emmons conducted the service.
Interment 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.
W. 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.
He united with the Baptist church near middle life and remained faithful unto God until death.
He 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.
He 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.
He 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.
Funeral 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.
Sadly missed by Mrs. Line and children.


We 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.

LUTTRELL, Jerome, Springs Valley Herald (April 5, 1928) News Article
Jerome 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.
Mt. 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.
Mr. 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.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Cane Creek Church.

Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1928) Obituary
Jerome 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.
All 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 manhood.
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.
In 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 infancy.
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 last.


We 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.

MORGAN, Elizabeth J., Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1928) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. Morgan was 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.
She is 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.
Funeral 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
Elizabeth 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.
At 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 the Gospel.
Funeral services were held at Ireland Monday afternoon, June 11th. Submitted by Tom Agan.

PARKS, Charles S., Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1928) News Article
Charles 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.
Mr. Parks 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.
He 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.
A 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
Charles Sands Parks, son of John Wesley and Fannie Parks, was born July 24, 1867 and entered deaths sanctuary December 30, 1927.
He 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, Michigan.
Uncle Charley 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.
He 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.
The 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.
While he regrets leaving his loved ones here, I'm sure Uncle Charley was glad to join the loved ones gone before.


We 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.

WININGER, Eunice, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1928) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Funeral 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.
Mrs. 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.