Orange County Obituaries


SPRINGER, Charles A., Springs Valley Herald (February 26, 1953) Death Notice
Charles A. Springer, 73, well known citizen of French Lick, died suddenly at his home in the west part of town last Thursday noon.
Mr. Springer had gone home just before noon and was working in his yard when a trash fire spread to an adjoining field. He fought the fire for several minutes and after extinguishing it returned to the house and had his noon meal. He became very ill after lunch and shortly after had a heart attack. Dr. Miller was called and gave him an injection which seemed to revive him for a short time, then he relapsed into unconsciousness and died.
Mr. Springer moved to French Lick with his family when 14 years of age and began working for the French Lick Hotel Co., at the age of sixteen. He was a faithful employee of the Taggarts as long as they owned the hotel and was at his death superintendent of landscape gardening and grounds for the present owners, rounding out some 37 years with the company.
He was a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the E. U. B. Church. He served as a member of the Town Board for twenty years and always took an interest in civic affairs.
Funeral services were held at the E. U. B. Church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Koertge officiating. The Masonic Lodge conferred the last rites at the grave. Interment was made in Ames Chapel cemetery with W. V. Ritter and Son in charge.
He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Pearl Denny Springer, two sons, Harley J. of French Lick, Herschel R. of Sandoval, Ill., one daughter, Grace Springer Lane; three grandchildren, Mrs. Patty Stevenson, Buddy Joe and Ann Lane, and one great-grandchild, Bruce Stevenson. Submitted by Robert Lane.

LANE, Clarence (Bud), (February 26, 1953) Death Notice
Clarence (Bud) Lane, 44, died in Las Vegas, Nevada, Monday morning about 4 o'clock.
Bud had worked Sunday night until 3 A.M. and on returning home entered the bathroom to prepare for bed and collapsed from a heart attack. He had complained during the day Sunday that he was not feeling up to par, but did not think it serious.
His son and daughter, Buddy Joe and Ann were living with him in the same motor court as were his brother Chester and wife.
Lane was a student of the French Lick High School from 1923 to 1927, a former partner with this brother Chester in the Club Chateau, West Baden and the Green Acres Club in French Lick.
The body is being returned here today (Thursday) and will arrive at five o'clock by train and will be taken to Ritter and Son Funeral Parlors. Friends may call after 9 A.M. Friday.
Funeral arrangements are not definite as we go to press but it is thought that the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Ritters.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patty Stevenson, Ann Lane, one son, Buddy Joe, and one grandson, Bruce Stevenson. His father Charles Lane and a sister, Mrs. Herbert Bledsoe of French Lick, and a brother Chester, of West Baden and Las Vegas.

Springs Valley Herald - Obituary
Clarence Philip Lane, second son of Charles and Emma Connell Lane, was born in French Lick on January 22, 1909. He suddenly passed from this world on February 23, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 44 years and 1 month.
Bud grew up in the home of his parents and attended French Lick High School. Most of his life was spent in French Lick.
At an early age he was united in marriage to Grace Springer. Into their home was born three children, Patricia, now Mrs. Gene Stevenson of Paoli, Ann and Buddy Joe at home.
Bud's cheerfulness, friendliness and his pleasing personality brought him many friends. The gift of making friends is one of God's best gifts. To make friends one must forget oneself. It means finding that which is noble and loving in another and appreciating it. His generosity is best known to the many who received help when it was needed. One of the most essential qualities of real character is the willingness to accept responsibility and Bud accepted his responsibilities without a murmur or complaint.
He was baptized into membership in the First Christian Church on March 30, 1921 by Rev. N. L. Collins. His gifts to his church were generously and cheerfully given.
His mother preceded him in death in 1943. Surviving with his three children are his father, Charles Lane, brother Chester, sister Mrs. Edith Bledsoe and one grandson, Bruce Stevenson of Paoli.
We are never ready for death to claim our loved ones, and the mystery is even greater when a fine, stalwart young man is so suddenly stricken and taken from his children who need him so badly. They were his very life and their welfare his one great interest. God does not plan for us to understand all things but he has left us many promises that comfort our hearts.
To the loved ones we would say: tighten your loins with God's promises and keep the strong staff of faith and hope in your hand. Trust God in your dark hours of grief. We are safer with Him in the dark than without Him in the sunshine. His rod and staff never break. Why he takes our loved ones whom we need so much we know not now but we shall know hereafter. Hebrews 13:5 says "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."

For Thou Art With Me

I know not when I go, nor where,
From this familiar scene;
But He is Here and He is There
and all the way between;
And when I pass from all I know
To that dim, vast, unknown,
Though lat I stay, or soon I go, I shall not go alone.


We tenderly express our deepest thanks to the many friends who offered sympathy and assistance during the death of Clarence (Bud) Lane. We especially thank Rev. C. W. Parks and Dr. G. W. Wise for their words of comfort, for the beautiful floral tribute, flower girls, pall bearers, Mr. Glenn Paxton, pianist, Mrs. Gallie Clay who wrote the obituary and the undertaker Mr. and Mrs. Ritter for their efficient service. - The Family. Submitted by Robert Lane.

BUSSE, Grace, Springs Valley Herald (May 7, 1914) Death Notice
Passes Away While Asleep

Saturday night when Wm. Busse returned home from his work at the French Lick Springs Hotel where he is a pastry baker, he could not arouse his wife to unlock the door and let him in. He finally entered through a transom and found his wife dead in bed and one of the little children trying to awake her " to let papa in". Mrs. Busse has been in poor health for sometime but was apparently in her ordinary health Saturday. The coroner, Dr. Hammond, held an inquest Sunday morning and the verdict was that she came to her death by Angina Pectoris, a form of heart disease. The funeral and burial was at Newton Stewart Monday.

Springs Valley Herald (May 14, 1914) Obituary
Grace E. King, daughter of Lee and Nancy King, was born in Orange County, March 5, 1887, and died May 2, 1914, aged 27 years, 1 month and 17 days.
She married William Busse September 23, 1908, at Paoli by Rev. J. M. Osborn. To this union two children were born, Francis and Frederick. who with the bereaved husband survive her. She united with the French Lick M. E. Church on March 21, 1913, and has lived a consistent christian life since that time.
She had a cheerful and happy disposition and was a devoted mother and companion.
For several years her health has declined and she endured great suffering, but during the past few weeks seemed much improved and enjoyed the care of her home and family. But on Saturday evening, May 2, she was sticken suddenly with heart failure and passed away during the absence of her husband alone save for the presence of her two little children.
She leaves a father, mother, fours sisters, five brothers and many friends who will sadly miss her.


I wish to thank the many kind friends for their sympathy and help in the recent sad bereavement which came to me and my little ones in the death of my beloved wife. Your many kind acts and sympathetic words will never be forgotten. Wm. Busse. Submitted byTom Agan.

BLEDSOE, Jonathan L., Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1914) Obituary
Jonathan L. Bledsoe was born in Orange County, Indiana, February 1, 1854, died May 13, 1914, aged 60 years, 3 months and 12 days.
He was married September 7th, 1910 to Sarah Ellen Burton, who still survives him. In Sept. 1910, he united with the Christian Church at Cane Creek and remained a faithful servant until the end.
He was one of a family of thirteen children, nine boys and four girls, but there are now remaining only two sisters and five brothers.
He was a loyal citizen, a kind neighbor, a faithful husband. In his death we lose a loving relative and friend, and we all fell he has gone to the reward he so richly deserves. Submitted byTom Agan.

POWELL, Roy Wilber, Springs Valley Herald (May 21, 1914) Obituary
Roy Wilber Powell, son of Marcus L. and Amanda Powell was born in Ohio County, Indiana March 1st, 1887 and departed this life May 2nd, 1914, aged 27 years, 2 months and 1 day.
He was married to Anna Knight, August 31, 1912.
He leaves surviving him besides his companion, mother, father, two brothers and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. One sister died in early childhood.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Newland at Mt. Lebanon, where his body was placed as its final resting place.
Roy was a loving son, true and faithful brother and was loved by all that knew him. While we are grieved and sorry at the loss of giving him up, we realize that our earthly loss is his eternal gain and only wait the final Judgement morning when the last trumpet shall be raised, there we expect to meet our loved ones gone before. Submitted byTom Agan.

BROWN, Elisha Martin, Springs Valley Herald (May 28, 1914) Memorial
In memory of our dear husband and father, who departed this life September 17, 1913.
Elisha Martin Brown, son of Alford M. and Nancy A. Brown, was born in Crawford County, Indiana May 15, 1860, died September 17, 1913. Age 53 years, 4 months and 2 days.
He was united in marriage to Mary J. Wilson, August 13, 1885. To this union were born 4 children, two sons and two daughters, all of whom are living.
He leaves a wife, four children, five grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his untimely and sudden death.
He was converted and joined the United Brethren Church early in life living faithfully till death claimed its reward. He was faithful in all relations and duties of life whose adorning was that of a meek and gentle spirit, a lover of home, patient and uncomplaining in affliction.
While we are sorrying and grieved at the loss of giving him up, we realize that our earthly loss is his eternal gain.
He was greatly beloved by all. He was a man of great humility and meakness, being taken from us when so much needed in strange and mysterious, but God can bring light out of darkness and order out of chaos. We are praying that god may discover to us the worthy successor for his place and mantle. Mrs. Brown and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

DOVE, Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (June 4, 1914) Death Notice
Thomas Dove, an old and highly respected citizen of this county died at his home south of this city last Friday morning. Mr. Dove was 84 years old or would have been if he had lived till Sunday. A remarkable fact in his life was that he died within 300 years of the place of his birth, yet he had lived in several other places, but bought the old home place several years ago to spend his declining years on the farm where he was born. He was a man of splendid character and was loved and respected by his host of acquaintances and friends. In his passing the community looses one of its best citizens. The remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery Sunday by the side of his wife, who had preceded him only a few years.

Springs Valley Herald (June 4, 1914) Obituary
Thomas Dove, son of James and Mary Magdelena Dove, was born May 31, 1830 and died May 29, 1914, on the same farm on which he was born. Aged 83 years, 11 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Matilda C. Inman, June 1st, 1851. To this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. William of Bedford, Ind., Leroy of French Lick, Ind., Enoch of Arlington, Wash., and Mrs. Samuel [Martha Anne] Morgan of Hillham, Ind., the only daughter and with whom he has made his home for th past seven years.
At his country's call for volunteers he enlisted as a private in Company I, 91 Inf. Regiment and did faithful service until the close of the war. Brother Dove and his amiable wife (who preceded him to their heavenly home in March 1913) were converted and joined the Methodist Church at Mount Zion very early in life and lived in the faith until the end. Uncle Tom, as he was familiarly called had been a patient sufferer for a number of years, caused by a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered. He was loved and respected by the entire community, owing to his jovial disposition and readiness to be of service to his neighbors and friends.
He leaves to mourn his loss one brother, William Dove, of Louisiana, and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Roe, of Texas, three sons, one daughter, twenty four grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, besides a vast number of relation and friends. Thus another companion, father, soldier and christian has been called to his reward. Submitted byTom Agan.

ROBERTS, Dollie, Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1914) Death Notice
Died on Monday, June 1, at the home of Jesse Lightner, Miss Dollie Roberts, after an illness of about 12 hours. She was about 50 years old and was a highly esteemed lady. She was the first colored person to be buried in the South Liberty Church yard. Her funeral was conducted by Elder Wm. A. Crowder on Tuesday evening. While no obituary was furnished, the people said "she was simply a good woman." Many wreathes were laid on her grave. Submitted byTom Agan.

KNIGHT, Sarah Ellen, Springs Valley Herald (July 2, 1914) Obituary
Sarah Ellen Irvin, was born July 25, 1887 and died June 24, 1914. She was united in marriage to John W. Knight, Jan, 12, 1906. To this union were born three children, two girls and one boy. The two girls, with their father survive, the baby boy has preceded her to that great home above. she joined the United Brethren Church in March 1912 and lived a faithful christian life to her death.
She leaves a husband and two dear children, a father, one brother, nine half sisters and brothers, a step-mother and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
She was always kind and cheerful and was loved by all who knew her. She bore he suffering with great patience and said she was just waiting the summons on high. She died praising the Lord. Interment at Scarlet Ridge Cemetery, Friday.


We desire to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of a faithful wife and mother. John Knight and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

KINSEY, Barbara Enos, Springs Valley Herald (May 8, 1930) Obituary
Barbara Enos Kinsey, daughter of Frederick and Salome Enos, was born in Aurora, Dearborne County, Indiana, November 13, 1854.
When a young child she moved with the family to Brown County where she spent her girl and young womanhood. At the age of twenty she was married to Parke Kinsey. She was the mother of five children, One, Lena May, dying in infancy. The other four, Elizabeth, Charles, Ella and Clarence and also eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive her.
She was the oldest in a family of nine. Five preceded her many years ago. The father was called away in 1904. The mother in 1920. Thus leaving four sisters. Mary Moore of Muncie, was next to go on September 7, 1928. Now Barbara has been called on April 30, 1930, leaving Mrs. Lucy Walls and Mrs. Emma Carnes of French Lick, her age being 75 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Being reared in a christian home, she was early led to accept Christ, and become a member of the M. E. Church at Christian's Burg, Indiana. Later when the family came to Orange County she placed her membership with the Methodist church at Moores Ridge. She has been a member of this church for almost forty six years.
When health permitted she was always in her place in the church and Sunday School rendering gladly whatever service she could. Truly it may be said of her - She sought first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. She had a simple, unfaltering faith which held as an anchor to the soul amid all the conflicts of life. She was an inspiration to her children, grandchildren and to all with whom she came in contact. She asked for nothing for herself, but all for others.
Her health has been failing for almost a year and she has been seriously ill for four months. She bore her intense suffering as only a christian can. Many times she quoted; "My latest sun is sinking fast. My race is nearly run." Anxiously she waited to go Home. But alway, "God's will, not mine."
A few nights before she left us she was heard to say, "I'm just waiting for the Lord to swing low his chariot to carry me home." Some day the portals will open for us and then we'll see "Those angel faces smile, that we have loved long since and lost a while."
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, May 2nd. There were conducted by her paster, Rev. Propheter, assisted by Rev. Byrum of French Lick United Brethren Church. Some time previous to her passing she requested J. Hence Walls and Mrs. Walls to sing, "Come Angel Band." Her wishes were carried out. Other requested songs, "When Morning Comes," and "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" were rendered by the woman's quartet of the French Lick M. E. Church.


We desire to express to all of our neighbors and friends our appreciation for their kind assistance during the illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Barbara Kinsey. We also thank Rev. Propheter and Rev. Byrum for their words of consolation, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ritter for efficient service, The Woman's Quartet of the French Lick M. E. Church and Mr. and Mrs. Hence Walls for the music and all who sent the beautiful flowers. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

HARVEY, Bayless, Springs Valley Herald (May 8, 1930) Death Notice
Bayless Harvey, well known citizen and attorney of Paoli, passed away at his home early last Friday following an illness that had extended over a period of about four years. He was 56 years of age.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Paoli, conducted by Rev. L. C. Murr, followed by interment in the Hardinsburg cemetery.
Mr. Harvey was formerly town attorney here and made many friends during his work in the Valley, who sympathize with the bereaved family. Submitted byTom Agan.

SEALS, George Jr., Springs Valley Herald (May 15, 1930) Death Notice
George Seals Jr., former resident of French Lick, was instantly killed Saturday afternoon near New Augusta, Ind., when a Big Four freight train ran over him.
Young Seals was working with a crew on the tracks when the vacuum created by a passing freight carried him under the wheels. He was cut in two pieces. Frantic efforts of the rest of the crew to save him were in vain.
Funeral services were held Monday from the funeral parlors of Ross and Atkins, with burial in the Arlington cemetery, Indianapolis. He is survived by his father George Seals, Sr., two sisters and other relatives. Submitted byTom Agan.

PALMER, Minnie, Springs Valley Herald (May 29, 1930) Obituary
Mrs. Minnie Palmer, aged 66 years, died at the home of her son, Charles, on Wells Avenue Saturday. Death was caused by agina pectoris.
She is survived by four children.
Funeral services and burial took place at Mt. Lebanon Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Submitted by Tom Agan.

RUNYON, Dessie Abel, Springs Valley Herald (May 29, 1930) Obituary
Dessie Ann Abel, only daughter of Mrs. Lillie Abel Vantrese was born January 21, 1880 near West Baden, Indiana. In this community her childhood days were spent, attending school at what is know as the Miller school.
On March 19, 1898 she was married to Elvet Runyon, eldest son of Albert and Sarah Runyon.
Not long after the marriage they moved to a farm north east of West Baden belonging to M. C. Campbell where they lived for seventeen years, when the place was sold and then moved to a home of their own where they resided at the tine of her death. The home was newly built, was always orderly and its neatness and cheerfulness bespoke the pains taking care of the housewife also a welcome to their wide circle of friends.
On November 16, 1902 a son, Dennis Roy was born, bit like the sweet scented flower whose fragrance fills the air and soon dies, so the little life went out and the home was left childless.
During her girlhood days she attended Sunday School and church at Faucett's Chapel and was converted.
She was honest and upright, a genuine helpmate. To her may well be applied the words of Prov. 12-27. "She looketh well to the ways of her household and eatest not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 12-4, "a virtuous woman is a crown to her husband." On May 18, 1930 she passed from this life at the age of 50 years, 3 months and 17 days, leaving the husband, an aged father and mother-in-law, brothers and sister-in-laws and many other relatives and friends.
To the sorrowing ones we would say look to Him who doeth all things well and may her life be a bright star guiding them to the Great Beyond.


I wish to express my thanks to my many friends in the sickness and death of my wife, for every favor rendered, for the floral offering and son and auto services. Elvert Runyon. Submitted byTom Agan.

TANKSLEY, Nellie Rainey, Springs Valley Herald (June 5, 1930) Obituary
Nellie Rainey Tanksley, daughter of James H. and Mary Rainey, was born February 1, 1886 at Heltonville, Indiana. She departed this life at her home in French Lick May 26, 1930, at the age of 44 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was the only daughter of a family of four children. Of these there are Mevlie of Bedford, Charles of French Lick. One brother, Samuel, died in infancy.
On April 3, 1907 she was united in marriage to Ernest E, Tanksley, who has walked by her side during the intervening years, and lovingly cared for her during her long illness. He did everything he could to prolong her life and relieve her suffering.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, an aged father, the two brothers and many other relatives and a host of friends. She grew up and spent her girlhood days in Heltonville, graduating from the high school there in 1901.
About April the first of this year she made the good confession and was buried with her Lord in Christian baptism, arising to walk in that "Newness of Life." This was a very happy occasion for her, something she had long desired, and she expressed the wish to the writer that she might get well, that she might spend the remainder of her life in service to the church.
In the last few weeks when she realized that she must go, she told her husband many times that the way was bright and clear and asked him not to weep for her for she wanted to go home.
It can truly be said of Mrs. Tanksley, she was a friend to man, she was always found in the sick rooms of her friends and neighbors doing what she could. But we mourn not for her as those who have ho hope, for Jesus said on an occasion like this "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who assisted us during the illness and death of our lived one. Especially do we wish to thank those who sent the beautiful floral tributes. and the ones who kindly furnished cars. Husband, Father and Brothers. Submitted byTom Agan.

LEWIS, Alma Jewell, Springs Valley Herald (June 19, 1930) Obituary
The meaning of our tears today we cannot understand. It may be we are led through dark ways to become accustomed to sorrow, that we may be able to pay the deeper prayer and at last have a richer and more blessed experience. We do not understand why the Reaper entered this home and took Alma from us.
Alma Jewell Enlow, daughter of Jesse and Susan Enlow, was born January 8, 1909, and departed this life at the St. Edwards Hospital June 4, 1930. Age 21 years, 4 months and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to Dennie Lewis of French Lick on January 23, 1923.
In girlhood Alma gave her heart to God and united with the U. B. Church at Sulphur Creek, where she attended church whenever possible to do so. She loved to go to church and Sunday School.
Early in life she was bereft of a fathers love and care and being the only girl in the family she was very near and dear to her four brothers. Alma's friends were numbered by her acquaintances for to know her was to love her.
Alma's illness was of a short duration. She was taken to the St. Edward's Hospital where all was done that loving hearts and tender hands and the best of surgeons could do to save her, bit all to no avail. She bore her suffering bravely, always telling her husband and friends she was going to get well and come home.
She leaves to mourn her early departure the heart broken husband, mother and four brothers, namely: Herschel A., Noble S., Claude E. and John L., all of this city except John L., who is in Los Angeles, California and was unable to get here to attent the funeral. A host of relatives and friends will sadly miss Alma.
Her father and two sisters have preceded her in death.
funeral services were conducted at Sulphur Creek church by Rev. Byrum on June 6th and the body was laid to rest by the side of her father in the cemetery near by.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who assisted us in every way during the sickness and death of our wife, daughter and sister, Schmutzler the undertaker who was so kind, and those who furnished the flowers and cars, and also do we want to thank those for the beautiful songs and Bro. Byrum for his consoling words. May Gods richest blessings remain with you all. Denny Lewis, Susan Enlow, Herchel, Noble, Claude, John. Submitted byTom Agan.

RAINEY, Russel J., Springs Valley Herald (June 26, 1930) News Story
Local Man Is Run Over By Freight Train In Bedford Sunday Morning

Funeral services for Russell J. Rainey, 27 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rainey of French Lick, were held at the home of the parents here Tuesday morning. Rainey was fatally injured early Sunday morning at Bedford, when he was struck by a Monon extra freight train. He died in the Dunn hospital about four hours after the accident occurred.
Rainey's death was under investigation by coroner O. D. Emerson of Lawrence county. Members of the freight train crew which struck Rainey failed to see him on the track, and it is thought that three trains ran over him before he was discovered and removed to a hospital. He was unconscious when found and remained in that condition until death.
Examination of the body revealed fractures at both the base and frontal portions of the skull with deep gashes cut in the flesh over both fractures, the right hand except the thumb was crushed off, the right leg was severed at the thigh, and general bruises were all over the body.
Rainey was born at Heltonville, Ind. He was married to Miss Marjorie Turner at Paoli, December 1829. He had been employed in Bedford for different concerns. He is survived by his wife, parents, four brothers and six sisters, all residents of French Lick.
The body was brought to French Lick, where funeral services were held, followed by interment at Heltonville.

Springs Valley Herald (July 3, 1930) Obituary
Russell James Rainey, son of Charles and Henrietta Rainey, was born at Heltonville, Ind., May 12, 1904, and departed this life June 22, 1930 at the age of 26 years, 1 month and 11 days.
He united with the United Brethren church in November 1921. He was married to Margie Turner February 4, 1929. He was one of twelve children, Ida having preceded him to the Great Beyond in infancy. He leaves to mourn his loss the wife, parents, four brothers and six sisters, many relatives and friends.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so tenderly assisted us in our distress and grief of having to part with our dear son, Russell. Especially do we wish to thank the ones who sent the beautiful floral tributes. Wife, Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters. Submitted byTom Agan.

OWEN, Mary Jane, Springs Valley Herald (July 3, 1930) Death Notice
Mrs. Mary Jane Owen, age 67 years died Monday, June 30th at her home in West Baden.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. E. C. Montgomery followed by interment at Ames Chapel.
She is survived by her husband, Bert Owen of West Baden and daughter, Mrs. Davie Jones of Loogootee.

Springs Valley Herald (July 10, 1930) Obituary
Mary J. Owen, was born September 18, 1862 in Orange County, Indiana and departed this life Sunday, June 29, 1930 at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 10 days.
she was united in marriage to G. T. Owen April 9, 1882 and to this union four children were born: Oliver Richard and Lillie May who preceded her in death, Bertie P. Owen of West Baden and Daisy D. Jones of Loogootee, Indiana. Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Nancy E. Wells of Paoli, Indiana and two brothers John W. and Samuel D. Owens of French Lick, Indiana. She also leaves nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Owen united with the Ames Chapel M. E. Church in 1881. Our city and community has lost one who was loved and highly respected by all who knew her.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Montgomery assisted by Rev. F. L. Hacker at the M. E. Church Wednesday, July 2, after which burial took place in the Ames Chapel cemetery.


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us in our distress and grief of having to part with our dear wife and mother. Especially do we wish to thank the ones who sent the beautiful floral tributes. G. T. Owen and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

DENNY, James A., Springs Valley Herald (July 10, 1930) Death Notice
Funeral services for James A, Denny, aged 73, were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 in the First Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Meredith. Interment was made at Ames Chapel cemetery following the services.
Mr. Denny died Monday afternoon at his home here following a strike of paralysis. He was first stricken early Monday morning, and his condition grew continually worse until his death.
Mr. Denny was born in Martin county, in 1857. He was the son of Moses and Nancy Ann Denny, and was a resident of Martin and orange county the entire period of his life. He was a well known citizen of French Lick and will be missed by many who numbered him as their friend.
He is survived by the widow and nine children: Oscar of Terre Haute, Jesse, Ernest, Harley, Lee, John, Mrs. Charles Springer, Mrs. Harry A. Case, all of French Lick, and Mrs. Nell Lennon of Savannah, Ga.

Springs Valley Herald (July 31, 1930) Obituary
James A. Denny was born in Martin County, near Shoals, Ind., May 1, 1857 and passed away in this city Monday, July 7, 1930, aged 73 years, 2 months and 6 days.
The deceased was the son of Moses and Nancy Ann Denny, who were among the early pioneers of Indiana.
He was united in marriage to May Wilson of Ohio and leaves to mourn his death his widow and nine children: Jessie A., Mrs. Charles Springer, Mrs. Harry A. Case, Ernest W., and John S. of French Lick; Oscar C. of Terre Haute; Lee of Detroit, Mich.; Harley O. of Green Bay, Wis. and French Lick, and Mrs. Harry L. Lennon of Savannah, Ga. Three sons, Merle A., Wayne W., and an infant preceded him in death.
He became a resident of French Lick more than 25 years ago and made numerous friends by his kind and congenial disposition.
He was accepted as a fine citizen of this community and as such will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a good, true husband and father, living a clean, quiet life and his home and loved ones were to him the wealth of earthy life.


We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors who so willingly did all that human kindness could do to help and comfort us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. James A. Denny and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

CORNWELL, Sophia A., Springs Valley Herald (July 10, 1930) Obituary
Sophia A. Cornwell, daughter of Burl and Edna Hall, was born at Bardstown, Kentucky June 22, 1850 and departed this life July 2, 1930, at the age of 80 years and 10 days.
She with her parents came to Orange County when she was about six years old.
She was united in marriage to William B. Cornwell, January 31, 1869. To this union was born three children: Mettie, Charles and William. Her husband was called to his eternal home many years ago, leaving the care of the farm and children to her. Mettie and William also preceded her in death.
She united with the Church of Christ at Prospect when she was quite young, but later moved her membership to the West Baden Christian Church, where she remained faithful unto death.
She leaves to mourn her departure one son Charles, one step-daughter Jane, two grandchildren Max Cornwell of California and Mrs. Irene McDonald of Camden, Ark., Two great grandchildren, six nephews, three nieces and many other relatives.
"Aunt Sophia" as she was familiarly know, was a wonderful woman in her day, ever ready and willing to lend a helping hand to those in need or distress, and will be sadly missed especially in the home where she was so active. She did not suffer a lingering illness like so many of our dear old people do, but simply fell asleep in her vegetable garden she loved so well. Submitted byTom Agan.

QUALKINBUSH, Edward F., Springs Valley Herald (July 24, 1930) Death Notice

The body of Eddie Qualkinbush, well known West Baden youth who died July 22 in a sanitarium at Woodman, Colorado, arrived here today. The remains were accompanied by the mother, Mrs. Minnie Qualkinbush, and by Miss Pauline Bundy, both of who had been called to the bedside of the boy hen it was learned that medical science had waged a losing fight in its attempts to save his life.
Qualkinbush, a victim of tuberculosis, had been an inmate of the Colorado sanitarium during the past six months. Going there under the advice of physicians and friends, the young man seemed to be recovering nicely from the clutches of the disease. The "white plague", however, was not to be denied, and despite all efforts, Eddie's brave attempt was a losing struggle.
Funeral services, with the Rev. M. D. Emmons officiating, will be held Saturday at 2:00 o'clock in the home at Prospect. Burial will be in the Ames Chapel cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (August 7, 1930) Obituary
Edward F. Qualkinbush, son of George E. and Minnie Qualkinbush was born May 12th, 1907 at West Baden, Indiana. Departed this life July 22, 1930 at one-thirty a.m. in the Woodmen Sanatorium, Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 23 years, 2 months and 10 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, a brother, Theodore of Prospect, two sisters, Elizabeth Kail and Tess Markin of Indianapolis, Indiana, his sweetheart, Pauline Bundy of French Lick, Indiana. Two sisters, Pearl and Leora preceded him in death in their infancy.
He graduated with the class of 1926 at West Baden High School.


We wish to take this means in which to thank those who were so thoughtful and kind to us in the sad bereavement of our loved one, Eddie. We will always hold in grateful remembrance one and all, especially his brothers in the W. M. A. those who sent flowers and those who furnished cars, also those who sang, W. V. Ritter for his efficient services and Bro. hacker for his consoling words. George E. Qualkinbush and Family, Miss Pauline Bundy. Submitted byTom Agan.

WILSON, James W., Springs Valley Herald (July 24, 1930) Obituary
James W. Wilson was born Nov. 24, 1845 and death came to him July 3, 1930, aged 84 years, 7 months and 19 days.
At the age of 18 years he heard the call of his country and enlisted in the Union Army in 1863, in Company E, 66th Indiana Infantry Volunteers, serving faithfully until the close of the Civil War and was discharged on may 21, 1865.
After his return from the Army, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Drake. One child came to them, but mother and child died soon after. Later he was again united in marriage to Miss Fanny Condra. Eight children were born to this union, the wife and three children, George, Jane and Mandy preceding him in death. His third marriage was to Miss Lizzie Wininger; two children were born, but the wife and one child were called to their home above soon after. Thirty-three years ago he was again united in marriage to Miss Nancy E. Bert, who has been his faithful companion until his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, three sons, Argle, Solomon and John Wilson, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Wininger, Mrs. Annie Hankins and Mrs. Dessie Shaw; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and a host of friends.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour at the age of 18 and united with the Methodist Church. In 1925 he united with the Baptist Church of West Baden. In the sixty-seven years of his Christian experience, his sincerity as a Christian has never been questioned and when the time came for him to suffer pain, he did it without complaint and passed to his reward believing that Jesus was calling him to a new life beyond the skies and there to receive a crown of eternal life because he had been faithful to Him on earth.
He spent his life in Orange County, where he was known and loved by all. Interment was made at Moores Ridge cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

MASON, Simon A., Springs Valley Herald (August 14, 1930) Obituary
On January 21, 1886, God in His tender mercy, placed in the home of Theodore and Susan Mason in Crawford County, Ind., a little babe to whom they gave the name of Simon A. The infant lived and grew and won to himself many friends both young and old.
On August 17, 1905, Simon was united in marriage to Miss Etta newton of Birdseye, Indiana, to this union being born three children, Loma, now the wife of Clifford Fleming; Hazel, now the wife of Mickle Marshal; and Elva, who is still at home. Simon, as we loved to call him, was devoted to his family and his community. His entire life was spent in Crawford and Orange Counties, the last few years being spent in French Lick.
Afflicted, he was removed to the St. Edward's Hospital on August 4, but his illness proved too much for his recovery, and on the morning of August 7, with his pastor, the Reverend W. J. Byrum, beside him to hear his acceptance of Christ, as his personal Saviour, God called him to his crowning. His age was 44 years, 6 months and 16 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, three children, three grandchildren, Grant and Madalene Marshal and Patsy Sue Flemings, his father and mother, and five brothers, Edd of French Lick, Charley and Hoe of New Albany, Elijah of Bacon, Elisha of West Baden and one sister, Pearl, also o Bacon. One brother, John Louis, preceded him, while in infancy, to the great beyond. Besides there, he leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, August 9, at the First United Brethren Church in French Lick. The Rev. W. J. Byrum officiated and interment was made in the Ames Chapel cemetery.

We take this method of extending out thanks to all our neighbors and friends who so kindly aided and comforted us in the time of our great sorrow that came with the death of our beloved companion, father and brother, Simon A. mason. We also wish to thank Mr. and Mrs. Ritter, Brother Byrum, Brother Goins, those who gave flowers and furnished cars, and those that sang. We are praying that God will reward you all abundantly for your action of kindness and you labor of love and sympathy. The Mason Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

SEYBOLD, Jordan, Springs Valley Herald (August 21, 1930) Obituary
Jordan Seybold, the son of Thomas and Mary Seybold, was born March 21, 1854, and died August 15, 1930; age 76 years, 4 months and 25 days.
He was married to Minnie Seybold, April 1, 1880 and to this union was born nine children, namely: Lee and Ester Seybold and Mrs. Harry E. Lerch, all of Lafayette, Indiana; Mrs. Albert Greenhoe, of Muncie, Indiana; Mrs. Claes E. Waynick and Arnold D. Seybold near French Lick, and Thomas L. Seybold of West Baden. The wife and two children have preceded him in death.
He was affiliated with the Odd Fellows lodge about thirty-seven years.
After the death of his wife he made his home with his son, Arnold, at the Old Homestead. He bore his sickness with patience and his last words were "Arnold you can't do anything more for me." In response to a question asked by Arnold concerning what he could do for him, he said to Arnold, not long before death, "If I could Hancock I would tell him how to finish me up in this world."
He leaves to mourn his departure the children mentioned above, whom he loved and who loved him dearly. Besides the children, he leaves ten grandchildren and one great grandchild, one brother, Calvin L. Seybold, of French Lick and a host of relatives and friends.


We wish to extend out thanks to the friends and neighbors, who so kindly aided and comforted us in the time of our great sorrow, because of the loss of our father. We also wish to thank Rev. Hancock, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis and those who sang. The Children Submitted byTom Agan.

COX, James Sanford, Springs Valley Herald (August 21, 1930) Obituary
James Sanford, son of Robert lee and Olive Leah Cox, was born September 5, 1919 and died August 9, 1930; age 10 years, 11 years and 4 months.
The family circle had previously been broken when, January 18, 1926, the mother was taken, leaving Jimmie, Paul and their father; and now, again, the death angel comes and this time takes the youngest from the home. Jimmie's cheerful smile and friendly disposition endeared him to many.
Realizing that all their efforts to prolong Jimmie's stay here were in vain, Lee called the Rev. Owen R. Bostock who united the boy by baptism to our beloved Savior. Jimmie was willing and ready to go to his heavenly home, there to meet his departed mother.
Relatives, friends and neighbors joined the bereaved family in mourning the boy's departure. Submitted by Tom Agan.