Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1933) Death Notice
AMOS COPE STRUCK BY TRUCK - KILLED
Body Found In Roadside Ditch Early Thursday - Indentification Difficult
body of Amos Cope was discovered in a ditch along highway 54 just
southwest of town early this morning (Thursday). The discovery was made
by Hib Harris who was passing the spot about six o'clock. A few minutes
later Web Crowder arrived at the scene of the accident and although
both men knew Cope well neither were able to identify him. The victim's
head was crushed so badly that identification was not possible until
Coroner Holiday arrived about seven thirty and examined the contents of
the dead man's pockets where identifying mail was found.
witness of the accident could be found and although no statement was
made by the coroner the condition of the body indicated that death was
die to the victim being struck by a vehicle traveling at a fairly good
speed. The only tangible clue other than the crushed skull was a piece
of door handle - obviously from a car lying near the body.
eleven o'clock this morning, five hours after the accident was thought
to have happened, a truck belonging to Wm. S. Grigsby of West Baden,
minus a handle of one door and having blood and small particles of bone
clinging to its body led to the questioning of Grigsby who admitted
that he had home to Hillham for a load of coal early this morning and
passed the spot where the body was found at about the time of the
accident occurred. Grigsby denied any knowledge of the accident
however, and claimed that if it was his truck that struck Cope he was
unaware of it at the time.
accident evidently occurred just at dawn and since there was a thick
fog it is entirely possible that the driver of the death car was
unaware that a man had been struck down. This is possible if no part of
the vehicle except the door handle struck the victim. The breading of
the handle would absorb part of the impact and a driver on the opposite
side of the car could conceivably be ignorant of the tragedy.
Holiday has not given a verdict nor has any charges yet been placed
against Grigsby although circumstantial evidence seems to definitely
prove that the man was struck by Grigsby's truck.
body was brought to W. V. Ritter and Son's undertaking parlors where it
will be prepared for burial. No definite announcement of funeral
arrangements has been made.
who is about fifty years of age, has been living at the home of his
mother since becoming estranged from his wife. He is survived by his
wife, his mother and a brother, Dr. Clint Cope.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1933) Obituary
Cope, son of Wiley and Lucinda Cope was born July 21, 1876 and departed
this life in January 5, 1933 at the age of 56 years, 6 months and 15
He leaves a
wife, Ethel Cope,
an aged mother, Mrs. Lucinda Mills, two brothers, Dr. C. C. Cope of
Little Rock, Ark. and Harrison Mills of Orangeville, one sister, Mrs.
John T. Case of French Lick and a number of other relatives and
friends. Preceding him to that great beyond are his father, Mr. Wiley
Cope, two sisters, Leora and Luella Cope, one infant sister and brother.
October 15, 1914 he was united in marriage to Ethel Whittinghill. To
this union was born one daughter, Elsie Evelyn Cope, who preceded him
to be with Jesus. Amos was a man of good character always ready to lend
a helping hand to those in time of trouble.
never united with any church he was a firm believer in the bible and
studied Gods words very much.
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sincerely thank the many friends who so kindly assisted in the passing
of our dear husband and brother, also for the bountiful floral offering
and the conveyance of cars, and Mr. and Mrs. Ritter for their loyal and
faithful service. Mrs. Amos Cope, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Mills and Family.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Chloe Francis, Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1933) Death Notice
Robbins, 82, died at the home of her son Charles Robbins in French Lick
Wednesday morning after a short illness.
services will be conducted at Ames Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Friday by Elder
Wm. C. Hancock.
Robbins is survived by six children: William, Charles, Harry, Samuel,
Mrs. Mayme Wolfington all of French Lick and Mrs. Chloe Mattox of
W. V. Ritter
and Son have charge of the funeral.
funeral cortege of Mrs. Frances Robbins will leave the home of Charles
Robbins at one o'clock Friday afternoon Janaury 6th. Services will be
held at Ames Chapel at 1:30 p.m.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1933) Obituary
Frances Robbins, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Jackson was born near
Fredericksburg, Indiana, November 27th, 1850 and died at the home of
her son, Charles Robbins of French Lick, Indiana, January 4th, 1933.
Age 82 years, 1 month and 7 days.
She was one
of a family of five children, two of whom survive her.
September 22, 1878, she was united in marriage to John C. Robbins with
whom she lived happily until April 27th, 1925 when he was called home.
To this union were born eight children, two of which died in infancy,
the others survive her. Sister Robbins united with the Primitive
Baptist Church at French Lick, February 12, 1898 and continued a
faithful member of the same until death. The following children are
left to mourn the loss of a mother, William E., Harry H., Charles A.,
Mrs. Martie Wolfington and Samuel R. of French Lick and Mrs. Arthur
Mattox of Cleveland, Ohio. She also leaves twenty grandchildren, four
great grandchildren, a brother Jonathan Jackson of Fredericksburg,
Indiana and a sister Mrs. Jennie Rutn of Edwardsville, Indiana. She was
of a retiring disposition and was always happiest when looking after
the interest of her family. She was a kind and obliging neighbor and
she was well known as a friend in need when sickness came to any of her
lived ones and friends. To her children she has left a legacy of a
life, well lived, and nothing greater can be said of any mother, by her
children. Her spirit has gone to be with her Maker and her body is
committed to the earth, but the wholesome influence of her life will
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children wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends for
their acts of kindness, for all the beautiful floral offerings and for
every token of love and sympathy. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Bertha G., Springs Valley Herald (December 15, 1932) Death Notice
Owen Hueston, 30, of West Baden died Tuesday at the St. Edwards
Hospital in New Albany, Ind. where she had been taken the previous
Friday for treatment. An infant child preceded her in death. She is
survived by her husband and four children.
services were held at Mt. Lebanon Wednesday afternoon with burial in
the nearby cemetery. W. V. Ritter & Son were in charge of
Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1933) Obituary
Gladys Hueston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Emmons was born January
20, 1902 and departed this life December 13, 1902. Age 30 years, 10
months and 23 days.
1920 she was united in marriage to Mr. Owen Hueston. To this union were
born five children, four of whom survive.
leaves to mourn their loss the broken hearted husband, four children,
Billie, Carmen, Katherine, and George Thomas, her mother, Mrs. Cora
Pearson, four sisters, Mrs. Shirley Freeman of French Lick, Mrs. Dean
Osborn of Attica, Ind., Mrs. Ruth Hankins of Attica, Ind., Jean and
Robert at home, one brother, Roy Hankins of Jackson, Mich., seven
nephews and one niece. Her father, one brother and one daughter have
preceded her in death.
gave her heart to God December 9, 1931 and has since been a devoted
christian faithfully serving God, the church and her family though
problems did arise which were perplexing yet she took it to God in
prayer always being careful to maintain family devotion while in the
hospital though suffering intensely, she rejoiced and praised God for
his saving grace and bore her suffering with great patience and told
her sister-in-law, who was with her that she was ready to go.
we say that a beautiful life of courage and wonderful brave endurance
has come to an end. No, she lives on with Jesus in the realms of
perfect rest and the influence of her christian life shall live long
with her broken hearted family as well as those who knew her. It is a
great blow to the husband and children who feel they have lost earth's
passed away in the St. Edwards hospital at New Albany where she was
taken Friday of last week. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Wilson, Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1933) Death Notice
Woolsey, 31, died at his home in French Lick Friday night of pneumonia
after an illness of only five days. The pneumonia followed an attack of
the flu from which Mr. Woolsey had recovered sufficiently to be out on
the Saturday preceding his death. He was employed as a cook at the
French Lick Springs Hotel.
services were conducted Monday afternoon at the United Brethren Church
by Rev. Haynes. Burial was at Ames Chapel cemetery. The deceased is
survived by his wife and two children. Schmutzler had charge of the
Springs Valley Herald (January 19, 1933) Obituary
Woolsey, son of August and Christian Woolsey was born near Birdseye,
Ind. June 12, 1901. He was an industrious young man and was very
obedient to his parents until February 6, 1923 he was united in
marriage to Mabel Lewis. To this union were born two sons, Wilson Jr.
and Marvin Adolph.
His smile and
kind disposition won for him many friends and to know him was to love
employed for the past 17 years by the French Lick Springs Company with
the exception of a few years that he was away.
better known as Bill was always loving and cheerful with those of his
acquaintances and especially his family.
through his suffering he never complained and near the last said that
he was only going home to rest. And very soon after this, December 30,
1932 the fatal disease pneumonia claimed its victim in death. And the
angel of God carried the soul back to the one who gave it. Age 31
years, 7 months and 18 days.
his wife and two sons he leaves to mourn their loss an aged father,
three brothers and three sisters, namely: Lon, Babe and Jimmie of
French Lick, Mrs. Mary Brosmer of Dubois, Ind., Mrs. Josephine Mynatt
and Cornelia Woolsey of Gary, Ind. and a host of relatives and friends.
A mother and two sisters have preceded him to the great beyond.
wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their many kind acts of
sympathy, the minister Rev. Haynes for his consoling words, Mr.
Schmutzler the undertaker, those who gave flowers and offered cards,
during the recent illness and death of our dear husband and father,
Wilson Woolsey. Mrs. Wilson Woolsey and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (January 5, 1933) Death Notice
services were conducted at this place (Moores Ridge) Sunday for Mrs.
Elizabeth Lashbrooks, wife of Wesley Lashbrooks at 2 p.m. by Rev. Wm.
Hancock. Mr. and Mrs. Lashbrook who resided in Paoli were formerly of
near this place. We extend our sympathy to her loved ones.
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Wesley Lashbrooks passed away at her home near Paoli, Ind. Friday from
the effects of the influenza. Funeral services were held at Moores
Ridge Sunday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Hancock. Mrs. Lashbrooks is the
mother of Zeno Lashbrooks of this city. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1933) Death Notice
Love, 56, died Monday morning at his home about five miles south of
town from the effects of the flu. funeral services were conducted at
Scarlett Ridge Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Otho Jackson followed by
interment in the nearby cemetery.
survived by his wife and one son, Odus Love.
had charge of the funeral arrangement. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mamie Bell, Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1933) Obituary
Maude Bell Charnes, daughter of Morton and Alice Bell, was born near
Birdseye, Indiana November 23, 1889. She departed this life January 3,
1933 at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 11 days.
was united in marriage to Alva Bert Charnes on July 27, 1910. To this
union was born eleven children namely: Mrs. Wava Wininger, Glen, Mrs.
Cleo Tussey, Leo, Morton, Alice, Alva, Wayne, Betty, Billy and LaVance.
All of whom are living except a son Leo who has preceded her to that
She leaves to
her passing her aged father, a loving husband, ten children, one
granddaughter, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Brown, Mrs. Will Charnes, Mrs.
Joe Bennett and a host of friends. One sister, Mrs. Myrtle Noble has
preceded her to be with Jesus.
the early age of twelve years she was converted and united with the
Christian Church at Elon, Indiana where she served a faithful member
until four years later when she mover her membership to the Methodist
Church at French Lick. In January 1930 she moved to West Baden, Indiana
and again united with the Methodist church at that place.
can truly be spoken of her that a truer, nobler christian neighbor
never lived. Her christian character was manifested every day by her
loyal service to her family and friends. Always eager and willing to
lend a helping hand to those in times of trouble. Her sunny disposition
and friendly smile can never soon be forgotten.
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wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their many kind expressions
of sympathy, Rev. Rumbley and Rev. Hacker for their consoling words,
those who expressed their sympathy with the many beautiful floral
offerings. those who so kindly furnished cars, Mr. Burton the
undertaker, and the employees of the French Lick Springs Hotel for
their generosity during our recent bereavement. Bert Charnes and
Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Lucinda, Springs Valley Herald (January 12, 1933) Death Notice
Lucinda Russell, 79, died Friday at the home of her son, Henry Russell
in West Baden with bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services were held at
Mr. Lebanon Saturday by Rev. A. H. Rumbly. Burial was in the nearby
cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Arvilla Lane, Springs Valley Herald (January 19, 1933) Obituary
Lane Gollaway. daughter of Jordan and Elizabeth Lane was born July 3,
1872 and departed this life December 26, 1932. Age 60 years, 5 months
and 23 days.
marriage to Worley Gollaway on January 30, 1889. To this union were
born ten children, who with the husband survive. Besides the husband
and children she leaves to mourn her loss 30 grandchildren, one sister,
Mrs. Lucy Martin of Bicknell, Indiana, one brother Thomas Lane of Paoli
and three half sisters in California, one half brother, Sherrod Lane of
She bore her
suffering patiently for five years. Everything that could be done was
She was a
kind and living wife and mother always ready to do something for those
whom she loved.
At an early
age she was converted and united with the United Brethren church at
Sulphur Creek to which she remained faithful.
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wish to thank those who so kindly assisted us in the sickness and death
of our dear wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offering. We
thank those who furnished cars, Mr. Schmutzler for his good attention.
We also thank Rev. Edd Apple for his consoling words. Worley Gollaway
and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
James Walker, Springs Valley Herald (January 19, 1933) Obituary
Walker Mickler, son of Martin and Lucy Mickler was born in Dubois
County, Indiana, November 18th, 1848, departed this life at the Windsor
Hotel, French Lick, Indiana, December 26th, 1932. Aged 84 years, 8
months and 8 days.
He was united
marriage to Caroline Zollars may 9th, 1869. To this union ten children
were born, namely: Theophilus, Charles, George, James, Katie, Ella,
Wilbur, William, Austin and Edgar. Six of the children have preceded
him in death - George, James, Katie, Wilbur, Edgar and Theophilus, also
the mother. Four children remain - Mrs. Ella Walls of Palmyra, Ind.,
Charles of French Lick, William of Mitchell and Austin of Parsons,
Kansas. Three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Burtt of French Lick, Miss Cordelia
Mickler of Long Beach, California and Mrs. Judy Campbell, and one
brother Sylvester Mickler survive. In later life he was married to
Julia Edwards, who still survives. Besides these relatives there are 14
grandchildren and many other relatives and friends who miss him.
was converted and joined the Methodist Church early in life and
remained a member of that church with membership at French Lick until
death. He spent most of his life on a farm near French Lick and was a
farmer all his life. He was honest and upright in his dealings with his
fellowman, always stood for the right and for clean, christian life,
was well known in and near his own community, and has a multitude of
friends and acquaintances who will remember him as an honest citizen,
and a believer in God and the Christian religion. He frequently spoke
of a better world while visiting his daughter, talked of loved one gone
before, and wept with joy in hope of a reunion some day. Those who were
with him in his last days say he was much in prayer, asking God to take
him, and that he would sing many of the old songs of hope, especially
the old, sweet song "We're Going Home to Die No More".
loved to visit his children, grandchildren and old friends; seemed to
get such pleasure out of it; as hosts of relatives and friends have
preceded him in death, let us hope that they are gladly greeting him in
a better world.
were conducted by Rev. O. W. Haynes at the French Lick M.E. Church on
Thursday, Dec. 29th with interment in Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
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take the opportunity to express out thanks to all who assisted in any
way daring the sickness and death of our loved one. The Children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
William J., Springs Valley Herald (January 26, 1933) Death Notice
J. Dishon, 73, died suddenly at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his
come on College Street from heart trouble. He was in apparent good
health and had been working regularity at the French Lick springs Hotel
Company. He came home about two o'clock Tuesday afternoon because he
was not feeling well, but the illness was not alarming. He expired at
5:30 that afternoon from heart failure.
services were conducted this afternoon (Thursday) by Rev. Ed Apple of
Youngscreek assisted by Rev. Drash at the First Christian Church.
Burial was at Ames Cemetery.
survived by his wife and three children: Mrs. Roy Wininger of Columbus,
Ind., Elmer and Mrs. Harvey Condra of French Lick.
had charge of the funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
John, Springs Valley Herald (January 26, 1933) Death Notice
Campbell, 72, died early this morning (Thursday) at his home in
Orangeville from heart failure following a six week siege of the flu.
Campbell is well known and has wide interest throughout the county. He
has lived for 66 years in Orangeville where for the greater part of his
life he has been successfully engaged in the operation of a general
store. He retired a few years ago from active participation in the
management of the store and since retirement has has been living
services will be
held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Ames Chapel. Rev. Frank Denny
of Indianapolis, formerly of West Baden, has been asked to conduct the
funeral services. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
W. V. Ritter & Son has charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (February 2, 1933) Death Notice
Briner, age 63, died at seven o'clock this morning (Thurday) of heart
trouble at his home a few miles east of French Lick. Death came without
warning as Mr. Briner had been in apparent good health having dined and
spent Tuesday at the home of his brother K. C. Briner of this place.
At press time
funeral arrangements had not yet been completed.
Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1933) Obituary
Briner, eldest son of John and Eleanor Briner was born in Orange
County, Indiana February 10, 1860 and departed this life February 2,
1933 at his home near French Lick, being 63 years, 11 months and 23
He spent his
entire life in his home county.
in the year of 1889 he obeyed the gospel at Briner Springs, under the
preaching of Richard Bex. Although more than 40 years have come and
gone, yet he still maintained that same faith. Faith in Almighty God.
Faith in the promises of Him, that doeth all things well.
was united in marriage to Ella Atkinson April 3, 1899 and to them two
sons were born, Earl and Arthur, who with the widow and six
grandchildren mourn his untimely death.
two years ago his daughter-in-law Gertrude, wife of Earl Briner, left
the home circle, leaving four small children, which he helped to
mother, and with willing hands helped to support.
also leaves four brothers and two sisters, Kit, Joe, Noble and Fred,
Mrs. Dora Breeden and Mrs. Celia Walls, and many other relatives and
mother, sister Irene Ziegler, his brother Walter and two infant
brothers preceded him to the great beyond.
his younger years he owned and operated a general store at different
places in the county and his honest dealings and jovial disposition
have made him a host of friends, who pause to shed a tear with his
loved ones who so deeply mourn his sudden death.
respected citizen, a good neighbor, husband, father, grandfather has
slipped away leaving us to fight our own battles.
He will not
only be missed in his home where he worked so hard to maintain his
family, but by the entire community.
services were conducted Saturday Feb. 4th at Sulphur Creek by Elder
Samuel Lankford with burial in the Briner cemetery. Submitted byTom
Springs Valley Herald (February 2, 1933) Death Notice
body of Gilbert White, 39, was found in his apartment in Minneapolis,
Minn. on january 25th with a bullet wound in the back of the head. The
manner in which White met his death remains a mystery to authorities
who are investigating and to relatives here who were notified of his
Mr. White was
known and had many friends in French Lick and West Baden where he had
lived until a few years ago. He was formerly employed in the West Baden
Springs Hotel and Homestead drug stores and in Hancock's drug store in
French Lick. At the time of his death he was employed by the Walgreen
Co. of Chicago as a supervisor of their drug stores in the Minneapolis
The body was
the home of his brother Oliver White of Paoli and the funeral services
held at the U. B. Church in that place last Tuesday morning. The
services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Lutes and burial with military
honors occurred at Cook's Chapel cemetery. He s survived by his wife,
one son, three brothers and one sister. Submitted byTom Agan.
William Clark, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1933) Death Notice
Herald Founder Taken by Death
C. Gruber, age seventy two, died at his home here at 7:40 Tuesday
morning of sciatic rheumatism and complications due to the infirmities
of age. Death came after an illness of several months the last two of
which he was confined to his bed. The end came quietly after four days
coma from which he could not be awakened.
Gruber, founder and editor emeritus of the Herald, was widely known
throughout Orange and the adjacent counties through his newspaper
activities and his participation in civic and community affairs.
to 1903 he was engaged in farming in Martin county, but in that year
came to French Lick where he established the printing and publishing
business with which he was identified for the last thirty years. He was
probably the first of the valley's business men who realized the
possibilities of growth and development of the community - a belief and
confidence that was the foundation of his business career.
confidence was justified and in 1925 he retired from active editorial
work and management problems when the business had developed to a
satisfactory thriving industry from the one man shop that was its
beginning. Since retirement he filled his leisure hours with a favorite
hobby - that of operating a chicken hatchery. Started as just a hobby
his energy and industry developed that business to successful
About a year
health began to fail, but so rugged was his make up that he was out and
around town daily until late November last year. From that time on his
decline was rapid soon forcing him to remain in bed and finally brought
him to the valley of the shadow.
services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two thirty at the
Methodist Church here by Dr. Frank R. Greer with interment in the
family plot at Ames Cemetery. W. V. Ritter and Son were in charge.
is survived by his wife, four sons, one brother, many other relatives
and countless friends to who his passing will bring poignant grief.
Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1933) Obituary
Clark Gruber, son of Margaret and Francis M. Gruber was born February
17, 1861 at Jewett, Ohio and departed this life February 7th, 1933 at
the age of 71 years, 11 months and 21 days.
the age of three his parents moved to Indiana settling in Martin County
where they were one of the first pioneers of that locality. Here young
Will was raised to manhood among the hardships of pioneer life, was
educated, and carried on his occupation of farmer.
1880, at the age of twenty, he was united to Nancy Elizabeth Decker,
and the bonds of this union were unbroken until death claimed the
husband. To this union were born eight children of whom four survive,
namely Bert, Frank, Clarence and Earl.
addition to operating his farm, Mr. Gruber taught for sixteen years in
the country schools of Martin County, zealously training young minds to
follow the path of learning. His influence on the hundreds of youths
who were his pupils was evidenced by their love and esteem, and the
success which many of them attained thru the ambition to learn that he
instilled into them.
In 1903 he
moved from the farm to French Lick where he launched a business
enterprise that had long been his hearts desire - that of printing and
publishing. With no previous experience to guide him he opened a
printing office in the town of French Lick and a few months later
published the first paper here. With singleness of purpose, and
steadfast confidence in the future, he built up lowly, but surely, the
business which rendered unto him not so much of worldly good, but soul
satisfying years of human contacts, warm friends, sympathy,
understanding and love of his fellow man. These things were as meat and
drink to him, and measured by these standards, he lived to the
successful fruition of all his hopes.
did he neglect the spiritual side of life while following his life's
work. Imbued with the Christian faith at his mothers knee he early
joined the Methodist Church and for years was active in church affairs,
a living example of the christian life. Later in life he relaxed from
the more active duties of the church, but remained firm in the faith
which promised the rich reward of everlasting peace and happiness for
those who labor here for Him.
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wish to thank the neighbors and friends, the fraternal organizations,
the church, minister, undertakers and others for the many acts of
kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our husband and
father. Mrs. W. C. Gruber and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Reynolds, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1933) Death Notice
Drake, age 62, passed away at her home near Cane Creek February 7, a
victim of paralysis.
leaves to mourn her departure a husband (Jefferson), five children:
Perry, Lloyd, McKinley, Ransom and Mrs. Lillie Jones of Bay Shore,
Florida, an aged mother, Mrs. William Standifield of Cuzco and two
brothers, B. L. and W. J. Reynolds.
services were conducted at Cane Creek Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Evans
with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Schmutzler had charge of the
funeral arrangements. Submitted byTom Agan.
Arcus, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1933) Death Notice
Hollowell, 78, of Orleans, Ind. died at Dillingers office last Thursday
afternoon from an attack of the heart.
and his wife were on their way here when he was stricken near the
Runyon filling station on the Paoli road. Dr. Dillinger was called,
administered medical aid and removed him to his office where he lived
only a few minutes.
The body was
removed to his home in Orleans for burial. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Ann, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1933) Death Notice
Mary Ann Bledsoe, age 82, wife of William H. Bledsoe, died at her home
near South Liberty February 14th of arterio sclerosis. Funeral services
were conducted this morning (Thursday) at Moores Ridge by Rev. Wm. A.
Crowder with burial in the church cemetery.
is survived by her husband and two step-sons, Clifford and Ben Bledsoe
of French Lick. W. V. Ritter and Son had charge of the funeral.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Deborahan, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1933) Death Notice
Deborahan Parks, 78, widow of the late Alexander Parks, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Alonzo Gilliatt near Greenbriar Saturday.
services were conducted at South Liberty Sunday by Rev. Sam Lankford.
Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. Schmutzler had charge of the
South Liberty Section
Debbie Ann Parks, widow of the late Alexander Parks, died at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Gilliatt last Saturday morning and her mortal
remains were interred at South Liberty cemetery at 11 o'clock last
Sunday Feb. 12. Rev. S. R. Lankford preached the funeral discourse. Mr.
R, Schmutzler has charge of the burial. Submitted byTom Agan.
William L., Springs Valley Herald (February 23, 1933) Death Notice
Condra, age 86, died Sunday morning at his home hear here from the
effects of a stroke which occurred several days ago.
Condra, who has lived here all his life had an exceptionally wide
circle of friends and acquaintances in the valley and the county. For
years he was engaged in lumbering operations and farming. For a number
of years he has been retired and lived quietly on his farm just west of
Up until he
stricken, Mr. Condra was active, a frequent visitor to French Lick and
West Baden. He was an avid reader, well informed on many subjects,
intensely interested in national and local affairs, an interesting
speaker and a brilliant conversationalist. It is not merely the writing
of a fitting epitaph to say that he will be missed.
services were conducted at Ames Chapel Tuesday afternoon by Richard Bex
with burial in the church cemetery. Schmutzler has charge of the
by seven children: Mrs. John Leonard, Mrs. Esie Ballard, Mrs. Ella
Benton and Tom Condra all of French Lick; Lillie Mae Condra of West
Baden; Lon Condra of Lexington, Ky. and Mrs. Howard Pruett of
Springs Valley Herald (March 2, 1933) Obituary
L. Condra, son of James and Margerit Condra was born in Kentucky March
19, 1847 and departed this life February 19, 1933 at the age of 85
years, 11 months and 10 days.
united in marriage to Sarah J. Seybolt on September 12, 1869. To this
union were born 12 children, t of whom have preceded him in death:
Walter, James, John, Minnie and Tracie. His life companion, Sarah Jane
departed this life July 22, 1929.
Condra must have surrendered to Christ early in life because he was an
ordained minister at the age of 18 years, always ready and willing to
explain the bible to anyone as Brother Condra was well read in the
Sister Condra spent 62 years as founder of a fond home, rearing all 12
children to be grown.
Condra remained faithful to his profession, always contending for the
faith once, for all delivered to the saints and departed this life in
Condra is gone, but not forgotten, and he sleeps, but not forever.
He leaves to
mourn their loss 7 children, 39 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren
and a large circle of friends and relatives.
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wish to thank everyone for their kindness, sympathy and assistance
during the death of our father, Wm. L. Condra. We especially want to
thank Rev. Richard Bex and Mr. Ben Schmutzler. The Children. Submitted
Robert, Springs Valley Herald (March 2, 1933) Death Notice
Sheriff R. M. Thacker Is Taken By Death
Thacker, sheriff of Dubois County, died at his home in Jasper at 4:30
o'clock Tuesday afternoon Feb. 21 following an illness of diabetes and
He leaves to
mourn his departure his wife, three daughters, Edith, Sylvia and Nadine
of Jasper; his mother, Mrs. Hettie Ann Thacker, of French Lick; one
brother Charles; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Weikert and Mrs. Anna
Hall, all of French Lick.
services were held Thursday afternoon at the home in Jasper with
continued services at the Methodist Episcopal Church in that city, Rev.
W. C. Rasche of Jasper and Rev. Wm. Byrum of Oakland officiating.
Burial was in Fairmount cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Clyde, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1933) Death Notice
Wininger, age 25, died last Saturday afternoon at St. Edwards hospital
in New Albany following an operation for appendicitis a few days
ago.Funeral services were conducted at Hillham Monday afternoon by Rev.
A. H. Rumbley assisted by Rev. J. H. Propheter. Burial was at Mt.
Lebanon cemetery. He is survived by his wife, parents, one sister and
C. J. Burton
of Hillham had charge of the funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom
Charles E., Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1933) Death Notice
E. Curtis, age 56, died at his home south of town last Thursday, March
2nd after several weeks illness during part of which he was treated at
a Louisville hospital.
survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Lee Mills of Orleans, five
sons: Harry of Paoli, Alva, Orel, Roy and Herbert all of French Lick.
services were conducted at Mount Lebanon Saturday afternoon by Rev. A.
H. Rumbley assisted by Rev. J. H. Propheter. Burial was in the church
W. V. Ritter
& Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1933) Obituary
E. Curtis, son of Wilbur and Nancy Curtis was born in Dubois County,
Indiana September 10th, 1876. Died at his home near French Lick,
Indiana March 2, 1933. Aged 56 years, 5 months and 20 days at the time
of his death.
On October 3,
was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Anne Archer, who died February
10, 1919. To this union was born six children all of whom are living.
June 11, 1930 he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Delpha A.
Hendrix, who walked by his side during the remainder of his life and
tenderly and lovingly cared for him during his illness.
leaves to mourn his departure his widow, five sons and one daughter:
Alva, Ovel, Roy and Herbert of French Lick, Harry of Paoli, and Mrs.
Lee Mills of Orleans, Indiana, eleven grandchildren, four sisters and
two brothers: Mrs. James Beaty, Mrs. Joe Leffler, Mrs. Ed Harris and
Mrs. Elizabeth Dove of French Lick, William Curtis of Washington, Ind.
and Asbury Curtis of New Albany, Ind., one half sister having preceded
him in death, and many other relatives and friends.
28 years ago he was converted and united with the Methodist church at
Hillham, Ind. and lived a true christian in every respect the remainder
of his life.
He was a
husband and father. He loved his children more tenderly than many
fathers do and suffered very keenly if one did a wrong. He was always
anxious that they be christians and spent much time in praying for them.
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take this means to express our thanks to all who assisted us during the
illness and death of our dear husband and father, Charles Curtis. We
also thank those who gave the beautiful floral offering, the singers,
the ministers Rev. Rumbley of West Baden and Rev. Propheter, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ritter for their efficient service. The Family. Submitted
William, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1933) Death Notice
Drabing, 69, died Sunday evening at about six o'clock at his home on
Main Street following the recurrence of a stroke that had previously
left him in a critical condition.
Drabing is well known in the valley having lived here the greater part
of his life. For several years he conducted a blacksmith shop, ran a
general store and with the advent of the automobile converted the
blacksmith shop to a garage which he operated up until about a year
ago. Thirty years ago he erected one of the first business buildings
over one story high when he built the three story building at Monon and
held at the home Tuesday afternoon by Dr. F. R. Greer of the First
Methodist Church. Burial was at Ames cemetery following the services at
survived by his
wife, a daughter, Ellen, and four sons, Elsworth of Mounds, Ill.,
Albert of Phoenix, Ariz., Lloyd and Clem of French Lick.
W. V. Ritter
& Son had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Dessie, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1933) Obituary
Alice Paynter, daughter of Samuel and Mary Paynter was born in Dubois
County, Indiana September 15, 1898. Departed this life March 1st, 1933.
Age 34 years, 5 months and 16 days.
was united in marriage to Garrett Ferguson of Orange County July 29,
1918. To this union was born three children Ivan, 13, Norman, 12, and
Chester, 8 years old. She also leaves to mourn her departure a father
and one sister, Mrs. L. G. Heaton of Indianapolis. Mother and two
sisters preceded her in death.
the Christian church at Cane Creek and was baptized at the age of 17.
had been in failing health for more than two years and her suffering
was intense the past two weeks, but she bore it all with great courage
and patience, always being thoughtful for the welfare of her family.
spoke often of her death - calmly making funeral arrangements, also
expressing her trust in God and the desire that death would relieve her
of her suffering.
ties are severed and friends will sadly miss her we must look for
comfort to Him who doeth all things well.
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find it impossible to express with words our sincere thanks and deepest
appreciation for the untiring efforts and consoling words of our many
friends during the long illness and death of our dear companion and
mother, Dessie A. Ferguson. We hope, pray and fully believe that each
deed of help, each act of kindness and each word of comfort will be
found to your credit in the greater ledger of life when you are called
upon to stand in judgment before our Almighty God. Garrett Ferguson and
Sons. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (April 6, 1933) Death Notice
Taylor, 74, died Wednesday, March 29 at the home of his daughter Mrs.
Frank Ash in West Baden where he was spending the winter. Death
resulted from a complication of diseases.
is survived by a widow, two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Carico of
Indianapolis and Mrs. Frank Ash of West Baden, and one son Earl of
held at the home of Mrs. Ash Saturday afternoon by Rev. A. H. Rumbley
assisted by Rev. F. L. Hacker. The remains were taken to Bloomington
for burial. Schmutzler was in charge of funeral arrangements.
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wish to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for
their kindness and comfort rendered during the illness and death of our
husbnad and father, James Taylor. We especially thank Rev. Rumbley and
Rev. Hacker for their consoling words, for the floral offerings, those
who furnished cars and Mr. Schmutzler for his efficient service. Mrs.
Frank Ash and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
STOUT, John I.
and Donovan, Springs Valley Herald (April 6, 1933) Death Notice
I. Stout, 70, well known farmer east of Paoli died suddenly Monday
morning at 4:30 of heart failure. Four hours later his son Donovan
Stout, 25, succumbed to a heart attack while in the office of Dr. S. L.
Lingle of Paoli.
The elder Mr.
had been on poor health for some time and definitely ill for the past
few days. The son was in apparent good health although subject to heart
attacks. It is thought that the shock of his father's death brought on
the attack that was fatal to himself.
and son are survived by the widow and mother, one son and brother Cecil
Stout of Dallas, Texas and three daughters and sisters, Mrs. Dessie
Hawkins, Mrs. Ellen Springer east of Paoli and Mrs. Vivian Stroup of
Covington, Indiana. The elder Mrs. Stout is also survived by one sister
and two brothers.
for father and son were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Lick Creek by
Revs. Bart and Cyrus Morris. Military services were conducted for the
son, who was a World War veteran. Interment was in the church cemetery
at Lick Creek. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1933) Death Notice
Paoli, Ind., April 18. (Indianapolis Star)
Ratts, 60 years old, prominent local attorney and former member of the
Indiana Senate and the Indiana public service commission, died this
morning of a heart attack at St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany where
he recently had undergone an abdominal operation.
became seriously ill three weeks ago and was taken to St. Edwards
Hospital for an appendix operation.
native of Washington County, Mr. Ratts was educated at the Borden
(Ind.) Institute, Indiana University and the Indiana Law School at
Indianapolis. He came to Paoli thirty years ago and was married to
Katherine Green of this city, who died several years ago. He began the
practice of law here and later became a partner of James L. Tucker,
service in the state Senate and on the public service commission he had
resumed practicing law in this city.
one daughter, Mrs. Howard G. Doster of Mishawaka.
funeral will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon at the M. E.
Church in Paoli. Rev. Muller of the Presbyterian church at that place
will conduct the services. Submitted byTom Agan.
Christopher, Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1933) Death Notice
Flick, 75, died April 17th at his home in Jackson Township. Death was
caused by diabetes.
services were conducted at Cane Creek Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Evans
with burial in the adjacent cemetery. W. V. Ritter and Son had charge
of the funeral.
Mr. Flick is
survived by five children, Madison, Bedford Lee, Carla of Jackson
Township, Mrs. Ira Hobson and Hulbert Flick of French Lick. Submitted
Mariah, Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1933) Death Notice
Willyard, 74, near Trimble Ridge died Tuesday morning after being in
failing health for several months.
services were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Sulphur Creek
with interment in the adjoining cemetery. she is survived by six
children namely: John of Texas, Charles of Washington, D.C.. Wilbur,
Virgil, Mrs. Grace Ransoff of Chicago. and Mace at home.
Paoli had charge of the funeral. Submitted by Tom Agan.