Orange County Obituaries


KELLAMS, Martin Leslie, Springs Valley Herald (April 27, 1933) Death Notice
M. L. Kellams, 60, passed away at his home near Cuzco, Sunday April 23, from the effects of injuries suffered a few weeks ago when his team ran away.
Funeral services were held at the church in Cuzco Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Otho Jackson. Burial was in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
Mr. Kellams is survived by his wife, nine children: Dr. A. D. Kellams of Palmyra, Ind., Howard O. Kellams of Chicago, Ill., Emil Kellams of Indianapolis, Ind., Armel Kellams of Bedford, Mrs. Roberta Pinnick of Indianapolis, Orvile, Arnel, Armond and Amos all at home, and three brothers, A. W. Kellams of Edenburg, Ind., John Kellams of West Baden, Dr. E. I. Kellams of Los Angeles, California and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Baxter of French Lick. He is also survived by six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. Kellams was a well known school teacher having taught school nearly all his life. He had the unique record of having taught forty one different schools.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of Scott McIntosh of Hardinsburg, a life long friend of the deceased.

Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1933) Obituary
Martin Leslie Kellams, son of George W. and Eliza Kellams, was born July 16, 1872 near Newton Stewart, Orange County, Indiana. He died April 23, 1933, age 60 years, 9 months and 7 days.
Four weeks prior to his death he met with a severe accident which he could not withstand.
He entered into the school teaching profession when a young man and taught forty one terms of school.
Shortly after entering into his teaching career he united in marriage to Minnie Ruth Cox. To this union was born ten children: Lelia Lucretia, who died in infancy, Amal Dewey, Omal Howard, Ona Roberta, Emil Ebbert, Armal George, Orval Leslie, Amos Willis, Arnold Martin and Armon Ottis.
Soon after his marriage he purchased a farm in Dubois County where he established a home and lived unto death.
When a small boy he became a member of the Methodist Church. In his later years he changed his church affiliation to that of the Christian church. This affiliation remained unto death.
For many years he was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Fellowship, having held all the official positions of the lodge.
Besides the immediate family he leave six brothers and one sister to mourn his untimely death, A. W. Kellams, Edinburg, Ind.; John G. Kellams, West Baden, Ind.; Dr. E. I. Kellams, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Arthur Baxter, French Lick and the many friends he has made throughout his lifetime.
At his request he was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Scarlet Ridge. Rev. Otho Jackson conducted the funeral services.


We take this opportunity to thank all our friends and neighbors for their help and kind expressions of sympathy in our recent bereavement in the sickness and death of our husband and father, Martin Leslie Kellams. We wish to thank Mrs. Orville Pruett, W. C. Ellis, N. B. Mavity, W. W. Cave and Chas. Simmons for the beautiful song service, Rev. Otho Jackson for his consoling words, to all who sent beautiful flowers, to the pall bearers, undertaker, Mr. Scott McIntosh, those who furnished cars. For every act of kindness we are thankful. Mrs. Minnie R. Kellams and Family. Submitted by Tom Agan.

PARRISH, Arthur, Springs Valley Herald (April 27, 1933) Death Notice
Arthur Parrish, 55, of Orleans died suddenly Monday morning as a result of a strike of appolexy. Mr. Parrish ho was a conductor on the Monon Railway had just stepped from his train to the platform of the local depot when he was stricken. Death followed almost immediately. Funeral services were held at Orleans.
Mr. Parrish is well known in French Lick having been employed by the Monon for a number of years. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BOONE, Lillie, Orleans Progress (January 5, 1893) Death Notice
Lillie Boone, one who we all loved, died at her home at 4 o'clock p.m. Monday evening, December 26. Lillie is now at rest, and we will all miss her, for she was one of the first to meet us, and always with a smile. She was a pleasant girl at all times and beloved by all who knew her. I can sympathize with her parents, brother and sister, for I well know how they will miss her. But we all know that she is at rest, and we can see her again if we live as she did. A Friend to Lillie. [Interred in the Orleans - IOOF cemetery] Submitted byTom Agan.

McCART, James M., Orleans Progress (January 12, 1893) Death Notice
James M. McCart died last Friday night at 10 o'clock at the family residence. He had been a real sufferer for more than three years from asthmatic troubles. He leaves a wife, two sons, two daughters and a who;e host of friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were held Sunday evening at the family residence, after which the body was laid to rest in the Orleans cemetery. He was a respected member of the I.O.O.F., which order conducted the funeral services. Mr. McCart was an honest honorable man, one in whom deceit and dishonesty found no lurking place. Kind and indulgent to the members of his family it is not surprising that they loved him and that their grief at his death was great. Honorable and fair in his dealings with his fellowman, with a lighthearted, cheerful and generous disposition he won the respect and admiration of all with whom he came in contact. "A good citizen gone" was the oft-repeated reply to the announcement of his death. He will be missed in out town by his associates; in the lodge by his brothers, but his absence will be most keenly felt at the family circle where his familiar face and figure were so well known and so highly beloved. To the sorrowing family we extend our sympathy. Submitted byTom Agan.

SWEAT, Nancy, Orleans Progress (January 19, 1893) Death Notice
Nancy Sweat, an old colored woman, of this place (Paoli) died of pneumonia last Sunday night, at an advanced age. Aunt Nancy was a hard working woman and possessed an unusual amount of wit for a woman of her age. Submitted byTom Agan.

PROCTOR, Elizabeth, Orleans Progress (February 9, 1893) Death Notice
With sadness we note the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor, wife of Henry Proctor, who died Sunday afternoon, February 5, 1893, aged 57 years, one month and eleven days.
She was a member of the Christian church and a firm believer in Christ. She was married to Henry Proctor April 29, 1860, from which union three children were born, all of whom survive to mourn her loss. The heart-broken husband, who survives her, and the children have the sympathy of the entire community in this their deepest hour of sorrow. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from the family residence, and the remains were interred in the Liberty cemetery.

HENRY PROCTOR and children deisre to thank the friends and neighbors who assisted and so nobly sttod by them in the last illness of his wife. Submitted byTom Agan.

TALBOTT, John, Orleans Progress (February 23, 1893) Death Notice
Rev. John Talbott died of pneumonia fever, at the home of his son, Will H. Talbott, one-half mile west of town, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Old age hastened death's approach, as he was sick only a few days. He lacked only ten days of passing his eighty-fifth year, having given a majority of these years to the service of the Lord. He was a devout christian, firm believer and loved by all who knew him. Uncle John, as he was familiarly known, was the oldest Minister in the Indiana M. E. Conference.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church yesterday afternoon, after which the remains were laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The surviving relatives of the deceased who are left to mourn his loss have the sympathy of all in this their most depressing hour. Submitted byTom Agan.

KEMP, Clarence A., Orleans Progress (February 23, 1893) Death Notice
Clarence A. Kemp died last Thursday evening, after a long and painful illness, of that dreaded disease, comsumption. He had been confined to his room about sixteen months. The remains were inerred Sunday morning in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. His wife, with whom he was permitted only three months of married life. before being confined to his room, preceded him to the home beyond, leaving a little child too young to realize the love of a parent. Submitted byTom Agan.

CHATHAM, Benjamin Wesley, Orleans Progress (March 2, 1893) Death Notice
Benjamin Wesley Chatham died at the residence of mack Lewis, near Syria at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, after an illness of 37 days. Wes, as he was familiarly called, was a young man of exemplary habits and was loved by all his friends. He lacked until may 5th of being 20 years old. On the 1st of last September he was married to Miss Nora Lewis, a handsome little lady of Stampers Creek township, and the bride of only six months is left to mourn the loss of her loved one. Three sisters, Mrs. H. F. Johnson, Mrs. John McCart and Mrs. R. L. Hudelson and two brothers R. E. and Will H., are left to mourn the loss of a brother. To them all it is a severe shock. But to the mother who is languishing on a bed of sickness does the loss fall heaviest. To her the loss seems irreparable and her grief is great. He was her youngest and had doubly endeared himself to her during her long illness by his kindness and attention to her wants. During the flights of delirium that were a result of his fever, he wanted to see his mother, who though only a few miles away, was separated from him by an impenetrable chasm. His remains were taken to the house that she might see them before they were laid in their last resting place. Elder peer of the Baptist church made a few remarks eulogizing the deceased and comforting the relatives and friends of the departed one. After the funeral the body was brought to this place and interred in the Odd Fellow's cemetery this evening. Two years ago he joined the Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant and was immersed by Eld. Brengle, but later on joined the Christian Church, and his relatives and friends have the satisfaction of knowing that his life was an exemplary one and that he died a christian. Submitted byTom Agan.

BUSICK, Eliza Ann, Orleans Progress (May 26, 1893) Obituary
Eliza Ann Busick was born in Woodford County, Ky, June 6th, 1811. She came to Orleans, Ind., June 6th 1834 and was married to Thomas Wesley Busick, August 6th 1835. To this marriage was born none children, three girls and six boys, four of whom survive her, Martha Ann, wife of W. M. Munson, and three son, James Henry, Thomas Edgar and Charles Augustus. Her married life continued until May 6th, 1861 and from that time until her death she remained a widow. At the death of the wife of her son, Henry, she made her home with him and assumed the care of the two small children left, and for 17 years she has done all that a mother's care could do to raise this a second family. At the time she assumed the charge of her son's family she was 67 years of age, hear the three score and ten allotted to man.
She was a remarkable woman physically and mentally. Her death it is true is a yielding to nature simply, but life to her was still sweet, and her attachments to her children as close as they ever were, and in turn their love for their poor old mother was that of childhood. She also leaves a sister, Sydney Busick, less than three years her junior, and the last of a once large and happy family, to whom she was very much attached.
As a woman she was pure and noble; as a mother she was ever gentle and kind; as a christian her life was undisturbed, nothing ever caused her to waver or turn aside from the path she had trod for over 50 years. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1841.
Just a few weeks ago, in a talk with her daughter she said, "I am ready for the summons," and a 6 o'clock a.m. Sabbath morning she passed the portals and today happiness and joy are hers. Submitted byTom Agan.

RICE, George W., Orleans Progress (May 26, 1893) Death Notice
Esquire George W. Rice died last Friday afternoon, at about 2 o'clock, at his home in the Rice Addition. He was taken sick with pneumonia fever and lasted by two or three days. He was about seventy years of age, and had resided in Orleans over twenty-five years. He was known to everybody as a kind-hearted, generous, christian man. He leaves a wife, daughter, two sons and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral was preached by Rev's. Wood and Morgan at the Methodist church, last Sunday morning, after which the remains were interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. We extend sympathies to the bereaved relatives. Submitted byTom Agan.

SWIFT, Polly Ann, Springs Valley Herald (January 8, 1925) Obituary
Beautiful indeed is that life of which nothing better can be said after death than has been repeated during life.
Such is the record of Polly Ann Swift who peacefully closed her eyes upon the scenes of this world, at 10:30 o'clock on December 25, 1924 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 28 days.
Born to Cyrus and Mary Trotter on August 27, 1858. She was the fifth of a family of nine children, six of whom have preceded her to the great beyond.
She was united in marriage to Thomas Swift on Nov. 6, 1870 and to this union was born eight children, of whom the eldest, Charley, was drown on July 8th, 1894. On April 30, 1901, her husband died leaving her six sons and one daughter to care for. She bravely assumed this responsibility trusting in the Lord for help. She was always careful of the welfare of her children and never spared herself, pain, labor or trouble where their good was concerned. She was converted in an early life and united with the United Brethren Church. Later she transferred her membership to the Missionary Baptist Church where her husband was a member. Several years after the death of her husband she again placed her membership with the United Brethren, there living a consistent life until her death.
She was always a constant and an earnest Christian, and took a deep interest in the work of the church. Her home was always open to ministers and their families, and she love to have them come.
She was privileged to attend a series of revival meetings held by Bro. Byrum of which she enjoyed very much before the Lord called her away.
Her illness was of almost two months duration, but during that time she never complained of her lot, but put her trust in God. A few days before she died she sang, "When We All Get To Heaven," and she said, "I want Jesus to take me." Just two days before Christmas she asked when it would be? Then when asked what she wanted she would say "Rest."
She leaves to mourn her departure six sons, John L., at home, Ben F. of Farrar, Iowa, Elvert E, and Howard A. of Mansfield, Ill., Chester W. of Mohemet, Ill., and Emil A. and the only girl Mamie A. at home. Also nine grandchildren, one brother John E. Trotter and one sister, Mrs. Exum Hall both of Paoli, Ind., besides a host of relatives and friends.
Our best earthly friend has one, but her going has made Heaven seem near.
Funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. W. J. Byrum, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Swift Cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

MOORE, Jesse, Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) News Article
Marshal William Guthrie of Orleans shot and killed Jesse Moore Tuesday night, when it is said, Moore attempted to release a Cecil Fipps from the officer's arrest.
Marshal Guthrie had received a message from Mitchell to arrest Fipps and it is alleged that Moore and a companion followed the officer and the prisoner to the telephone exchange, not heeding the warnings of the marshal to go back.
We are informed that the last warning was give Moore and his companion when the officer in charge of his prisoner entered the telephone exchange and at this time Moore was shot through the neck, death following instantly. It is said the killing was witnessed by Lee Robbins and the telephone exchange girl.
The marshal disposed of his prisoner and immediately went to Paoli where he surrendered to Sheriff Lindley. We understand that he was permitted to go home yesterday morning, upon directions from Prosecuting Attorney Thomas P. Masterson, to await the coroner's action. Submitted byTom Agan.

DIXON, Simeon G., Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
As we are ready to go to press we are informed of the accidental death of Sim Dixon, a aged gentleman of Paoli. Mr. Dixon was stepping from the railroad tracks to allow a train to pass and was hit by the engine. The accident happened about 8 o'clock this morning.

Springs Valley Herald (January 22, 1925) Death Notice
A very sad accident occurred here last Thursday morning that resulted in the death of Simeon Dixon of this place (Paoli). Mr. Dixon, who was a brother of Harvey Dixon, was killed while walking too near the rail road tracks as the 8:30 passenger train was passing. He was strick on the head and killed instantly. The body was conveyed to the home of his brother until Sunday afternoon when funeral services were held at Ames Chapel, the neighborhood in which he lived the most of his life. Mr. Dixon was unmarried and lived alone. He was known here as a good man, was highly respected by all his friends and neighbors. He was a regular attendant at the revival services that have been in progress at the M.E. Church, and each night responded with a scripture text when the pastor called for Bible quotations. He alway gave his verse from memory, and impressed his hearers as being a very devote Christian. His sudden death has brought sorrow to his friends and relatives, and the sympathy of all goes out to them at this time. Submitted byTom Agan.

ALLSTOTT, Mary S., Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Obituary
Mary S. Allstott, daughter of Albert Gilliatt, was born in Crawford County, near English, September 12, 1860 and closed her eyes upon the scenes of this world December 6, 1924.
She was married to John L. Allstott January 20, 1879. To this union were born eight children - six girls and two boys, all of whom are living.
She was a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Corks Chapel as long as health permitted her to attend.
The remains were laid to rest at that place December 9, Rev. Hancock officiating. All of the children were present but one, Mrs. Darland, who had left for her home a short time previous to her mother's death. She also leaves a husband and a host of friends and relatives to mourn her departure. Submitted byTom Agan.

MATHERS, Mary, Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
Several Paoli relatives of Mrs. Mary Mathers, who died at her home in the vicinity of Bethel Church last Monday, attended the funeral services held at Bethel in Wednesday. Mrs. Mathers was the widow of the late Lawrence Mathers, and a daughter of one of the brothers of the late Moses F. Ham. She was a good christian woman, who was loved and highly respected in the community in which she lived. Funeral services were preached by the Rev. Frank Denny, a former pastor of the Methodist Church at Orangeville, assisted by the pastor of the Holiness church at Orleans, of which the deceased was a member. Submitted byTom Agan.

STEVENS, Abednego, Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
Abednego Z. Stevens, one of the oldest citizens of Paoli, died Monday at his home in the St. Joe Addition of disabilities due to old age. He was past eighty years of age and has been an invalid for some tome and confined to his home. Mr. Stevens came here from West Virginia following the Civil War and has ever since resided here and never returned to West Va., the scene of his childhood. His passing removes a man who was like by all and if he ever had an enemy, he never knew it. He leaves a widow surviving. Submitted byTom Agan.

HOBSON, Laura, Springs Valley Herald (January 22, 1925) Death Notice
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Friend's Church for Mrs. Edward Hobson, who formerly lived in Paoli and will be remembered by those who knew her as Miss Laura Ratcliff. Mr. and Mrs. Hobson have been residents of Indianapolis in recent years and her death occurred in that city. Mr. Hobson is a brother of Mrs. William Tyndall. Mrs. Hobson's death is said to have been due to heart trouble. Submitted byTom Agan.

JONES, John G., Springs Valley Herald (January 29, 1925) Death Notice
John G. Jones died Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James P. Wilson. His death has been momentarily expected for several days, he having been afflicted with leakage of the heart for several year. He was 74 years of age and leaves surviving several relatives. Funeral services and burial were held at Beech Grove Wednesday. Submitted byTom Agan.

PARKS, Christopher Lee, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death Notice
Christopher Lee Parks, son the late Samuel Parks who passed away the previous Sunday, was claimed by death Saturday, Feb. 7, at his home in Jackson Township. Deceased was a victim of pneumonia.
Burial was in the Panther Creek cemetery, Monday, February 9. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LEONARD, William Lafayette, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death Notice
William Lafayette Leonard, aged 25 years, 3 months and 5 days, died Monday, February 9, of Septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by an abrasion above the left ear. Death came hurriedly in spite of all that medical skill could do. Deceased is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard of this city.
Interment was in the Scarlet Ridge cemetery yesterday afternoon, a concourse of relatives and friends attending the last sad rites.

Springs Valley Herald (February 19, 1925) Obituary
William Leonard, son of Charley and Emma Leonard, was born November 4th, 1899 and departed this life February 9th, 1925, at the age of 25 years, 3 months and 5 days, after a very brief illness of only a few days duration.
The end coming so sudden and in the very bloom of life and vigor of manhood makes the blow of his sudden taking away seem heavier that if we had had some longer warning.
But we are never prepared to take the final parting of our loved ones. When we say final we only mean that so far as this world is concerned, for we hope to meet our loved one over yonder where parting is no more.
William leaves a father, mother, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his sudden departure. But we hope to meet him again over yonder where perpetual flowers shed their fragrance over the Hill of Sweet Deliverance. Until then a brief farewell.


We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the sickness and death of our dear son and brother, William Leonard. We also wish to thank the minister for the consoling words. Mr. Ritter the undertaker and all those who contributed their cars, and especially we wish to thank all for the many beautiful floral offerings. Father, Mother and Brothers. Submitted byTom Agan.

WELLS, John W., Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death Notice
John W. Wells, 71 years old, was found dead in the Luna Atkinson woods, near Paoli Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock by Ott Slayton and William Gallion.
Mr. Wells went out to cut wood Tuesday morning and when he didn't come home for supper, a searching party was sent out.
An inquest was held at Roy F. Clancy's funeral parlors, at 8:30 p.m. by Coroner R. E. Baker, of Orleans. It was decided that organic heart trouble was the cause of his death and that he had been dead since noon.
He is survived by his wife Nancy E. Wells, and two sons and one daughter, Harry of Paoli; Charles of Lafayette and Mrs. Thomas Slayton of Paoli.
Funeral services were held today at Sandy Hook.

Springs Valley Herald (February 19, 1925) Paoli News
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the family residence for John Wells, who was found dead of heart trouble Tuesday evening in the Atkinson woods, where he had gone to cut timber. Mr. Wells was about 70 years of age and is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter, all married. Interment was made in the Mt. Gillead cemetery, near where the deceased was born and raised. Submitted byTom Agan.

WELLMAN, Samuel, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Obituary
Samuel Wellman, the son of Clark and Katherine Wellman, was born in Crawford County, November 17th, 1861 and fell asleep February 1st, 1925 at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 14 days.
His boyhood days were spent among the hills of Crawford and Orange Counties where he formed friendships that have continually grown warmer amongst the friends of his boyhood days. In his young manhood he joined the Providence Baptist Church where he retained his membership until death.
On the 2nd of October 1886 he was united in marriage to Nancy Deal and their home has always been in the neighborhood in which they were raised. To this union ten children were born; one son, Ellis, who died in infancy, preceding his father to the Home Over There. At the Wellman home there was always such a warm welcomed sincere feeling of good cheer that the old homestead was the scene of many happy gathering of the young people of the country side and of all the neighbors of the community. This spirit of friendliness and good cheer has radiated into the hearts and lives of many of the community and memories of these happy occasions will always be cherished by those who enjoyed the privilege of being there.
Last October he began to fail in health and gradually became worse, his condition necessitating an operation on the 17th of January. He withstood the operation in a way pleasing to those who were caring for him and he had left the hospital and was on his way home, stopping for a few days at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stella Hill at Paoli, where his condition became worse, he growing weaker and weaker, continuing so until his death. Realizing that the end was near he called his companion and each of his children to his bed giving them fatherly counsel and advice encouraging them to do that which was noble and kind and good. He told his loved ones just when he would leave - and according to his predictions, the Lord called him Home on the Sabbath Day to be with him.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and five sons, Homer, Lawrence, Worth, Zenor, and Kenneth all of Orange County; four daughters, Mrs. Stella Hill of Paoli, Ind., Mrs. Rolla Brown of near Fargo, Ind., Mrs. Cora Kriechgauer of Canton, Ill., and Irene who still remains at home; his three sons-in-law. Mr. Grover Hill, Mr. Louis Brown and Mr. Frank Kriechgauer who were loved and treated as his own children; the four grandchildren, Trula, Lula Mae and Pauline Hill and Eugene Herbert Kriechgauer who will miss their grandpa and the happy times they enjoyed with him; one sister, Mrs. Sarah McMickle of French Lick, one brother, John Wellman of near Temple, Ind., one half-sister, Mrs. John Stadeford of English, Ind., two half-brothers James Wellman of Kankakee, Ill. and William Bennett of maryland and a host of relatives and friends for to know him was to remember him and love him.


For the many acts of kindness and the loving words spoken during the sickness and death of our dear companion and father, and for the kindnesses shown to the family who are so bowed down in bitter grief we wish to extend and express our sincere word of thankfulness; and pray God's blessing on each of you for these words and deeds of kindness and sympathy. And especially the minister, Wm. C. Hancock, also Roy F. Clancy, the undertaker for his kind services. Mrs. Nancy Wellman and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

FORD, Anna Jane, Springs Valley Herald (February 26, 1925) Obituary
Anna Jane, daughter of Clementine an Margaret Tillery, was born at Mr. Prospect, Ind., March 17, 1875 and departed this life February 14, 1925, aged 49 years, 10 months and 27 days.
She was united in marriage to Schuyler C. Ford, January 17, 1892. To this union five children were born, a son passing on in infancy. She is survived by her husband and four children, Mrs. Harry L. Nichols and W. E. For of Chicago, Ill., Gilbert and Homer Ford of French Lick, Ind., one grandson, little Billy Ford of Chicago and two sisters, also many other relatives and friends to regret her going.
She confessed her faith and was baptized in the Christian Church at French Lick, April 3, 1921, under the pastorate of Rev. N. L. Collins.
She was faithful and loyal in every sense of the word, to her church, her family and community. We shall miss her thoughtful loving deeds, but rejoice in the knowing that she has passed to her reward in the house of the Father.


We desire to thank our friends for their many kindnesses during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. Words cannot express our appreciation to those donating cars and the beautiful floral offerings. We sincerely thank everyone that assisted in any way. S. C. Ford and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

RILEY, William Kinder, Springs Valley Herald (March 5, 1925) Death Notice
William Kinder Riley, aged 74 years, 3 months and 15 days, died at his home in this city, yesterday. Mr. Riley had been a sufferer from asthma for many years.
Deceased was a watchmaker. He had been a member of the I.O.O.F. for about 50 years. The funeral will be at the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Abeydell, tomorrow under the auspices of this organization. Submitted byTom Agan.

STAPLETON, Sarah Ann, Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1925) Obituary
Sarah Ann Stapleton, wife of Jacob Stapleton and daughter of Abraham and Lucinda Scarlett, was born near French Lick, Indiana May 15, 1847 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. O. Elrod at Paoli, Ind., Feb. 6, 1925, aged 77 years, 8 months and 21 days.
She was twice married. her first husband being Ransom Thorp of this (Orange) county, and to them were born two daughters, both of whom are now dead.
She was again united in marriage March 20, 1880 to Jacob C. Stapleton and to this union was born five children, namely, David W. Stapleton and Harry Stapleton, now of West Baden, Ind., Mrs. John O. Elrod of Paoli, Ind., Orville, whose present residence if living is unknown and Ben Stapleton of Wabash, Ind.
For more than forty-five years she had been a faithful member of the Christian Church, obeying her Master in her home and in her daily walk of life. She heeded His commandments, and made ready for His calling. During the past nine weeks she has been an invalid in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elrod and as the shadows of eternal night hovered o'er her, she gave her loved ones the assurance of that eternal life beyond the vale of tears, which comes through an abiding Faith in her Master, and in sacred service to His name.
To her Death was a welcome transition into a never ending life of bliss, where sorrow and pain are forever banished. Gladly she bade farewell to her family and loved ones, and assured them she was going Home.
Besides the aged husband and the members of the family before mentioned, she leaves to mourn her departure eight grandchildren: one brother, James Scarlett; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Padgett of Paoli and Mrs. D. T. Robbins of West Baden; one half-brother, Ben Wilson of Anderson, Indiana and one half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Wininger of this county.
Thus has lived and passed to her reward our Mother, our Companion and our Friend. Truly may we say of her, "She fought a good fight, she has kept the Faith, and henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give her at that day. Submitted byTom Agan.

DILLARD, James F., Sr., Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1925) Death Notice
James F. Dillard, Sr., age 77 years and 26 days, died Friday evening, March 6th, at his home in Newton Stewart, his death being due to a stroke of paralysis. His wife preceded him about seven years ago. Mr. Dillard was a man of high standing in Orange County and was born in Jackson township where he had been a life long resident. Mr. Dillard followed the occupation of blacksmithing for a number of years, from which business he was compelled to retire owing to failing health. The deceased was the father of County Recorder, Arthur L. Dillard of Paoli, who with one brother, James F. Dillard, Jr., of Newton Stewart and two sisters, Mrs. D. O. Fisher of French Lick and Mrs. Herbert Brooks of Indianapolis, survive.
Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10'oclock, follwed by interment in the Sinclair cemetery in Crawford County. Submitted byTom Agan.

HIGGINS, Alonzo, Springs Valley Herald (March 19, 1925) Death Notice
Death claimed Mr. Alonzo Higgins Monday, March 16, at his home in Prospect. He was a victim of Septicemia due to gangrene of the foot.
Deceased was born may 19, 1847 and was the father of Harry Higgins, a former resident of this city, and Mrs. Maude Wilson of West Baden.
Burial was at Ames Cemetery yesterday at 2 o'clock p.m.

Springs Valley Herald (March 19, 1925) West Baden News
Lon Higgins, one of the pioneer citizens, who retired from the farm and has been living at Prospect for some time, has been in very poor health for some time and departed this life last Monday night. For some weeks he has been afflicted with a severe case of blood poisoning. Mr. Higgins is one of the oldest members of the fraternity of Odd Fellows in the Sate, having become a member of that order when a young man. He is the father of two children, Harry Higgins, living in Indianapolis and Mrs. Maude Wilson, wife of Thomas Wilson of this place. He has many friends who will regret to learn of his death. The funeral took place Wednesday at Ames Chapel.

Springs Valley Herald (March 26, 1925) Obituary
Alonzo Higgins, son of Robert and Mary Ann Higgins, was born near Orangeville, Orange County, Indiana May 19th, 1847. His ancestry were among the first settlers of Orange County. Jacob Shirley, his grandfather, came from Virginia and settled in Orange County, near the rise of the Lost River, about one hundred years ago. In a few years the little town of Orangeville sprang up. Near this little town Alonzo was born. He he grew to mature manhood.
He, with many other young people attended school at Orangeville and were highly favored by having Miss Mary Hardesty, afterwards Mrs. Doctor Carter as their teacher, who for many years taught school in Orangeville. The church and school surrounding this little village was the center of the social life.
The noble ancestry of that day, gave to their children a rich heritage. The moral atmosphere of the community helped to lay the foundation for an honest upright citizenship. The Higgens family were known far and near for their generosity and hospitality, consequently Alonzo grew to manhood loved and respected by all the community.
When 22 years old he was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Orange County.
While residing in Paoli he joined the I.O.O.F., afterwards transferred his membership to Orangeville Lodge, No. 113, and for more than 55 years he was an active, honored member of this Brotherhood. He delighted in its fellowship and work of mercy and help and for more than a half century exemplified the principles of FRIENDSHIP, LOVE and TRUTH.
In early life he united with the M. E. Church at Orangeville. After his marriage he moved his membership to Ames Chapel.
He was married to Miss Lydia Porter, December 25, 1874. To this union was born two children, Harry and Maude. For many years Brother Higgins was in poor health. When he sold his farm where he had lived for more than 45 years he moved to the little town of Prospect and from this quiet home, he went away, never more to return, at 9 p.m. Monday evening, March 16. There was an alarm at the door of the Grand Lodge on high. The Noble Grand said swing wide the gate and let him in.
His seat will be vacant in his lodge and home and the community has lost a highly respected citizen. A Brother beloved who has been identified with Orange County history for almost four score years has taken his departure at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 3 days.
He leaves the wife of his youth, his son Harry of Indianapolis, his daughter, Mrs. Maude Wilson of West Baden, also an only sister, Mrs. Sarah Pipher of Oklahoma and many friends to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. F. Denny, Wednesday, March 18th, at Ames Chapel at 2 p.m. At the grace Brother L.P. Brown, a life long friend of the deceased, paid a beautiful tribute of respect, to his intimate friend and brother, after which the I.O.O.F. Order paid their last tribute of respect to a departed brother. Brother L.P. Brown, now the senior member of Orange Lodge No. 113, officiating.


We wish to express our thanks to our many friends for their acts of kindness during the illness and the for sympathy in the passing of our dear husband and father. Your kindness and sympathy beautifully exemplified a spirit of tender respect for the aged. Words fail to express our deep appreciation. Mrs. Lydia Higgins, Harry E. P. Higgins, F. Maude Wilson. Submitted byTom Agan.

TREDWAY, Mary A., Springs Valley Herald (March 19, 1925) Obituary
Mary A. Baggerly was born May 27, 1845 and died March 15, 1925. Age 79 years, 9 months and 28 days.
She was united in marriage to Harrison Tredway in the year of 1862. To this union was born twelve children, eight of whom are still living: Mrs. Susan Chastain of French Lick, Mrs. Naomi String of West Baden, Mrs. Lizzie Sipes of Enora, Ind., Mrs. Carrie Holland of Illinois and Charles S., Ira E. George R. and Joseph of this place. of the four children who preceded Aunt Mary to the great beyond all except Mrs. Amanda Weaver, died in infancy or early childhood. Besides the eight children she also leaves thirty-three grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.
She united with the United Brethren Church during her early married life and held to that faith until her death.


We thank our friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and at the death of our beloved mother, Mrs. Mary Tredway. We also thank the choir for its beautiful songs, the undertaker and Rev. Jackson for his consoling words. The Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

PAINTER, Sarah J., Springs Valley Herald (March 26, 1925) Death Notice
Sarah J. Painter, ager 68 years, 3 months and 17 days, died at her home in this city Sunday of Pulmonary Tuberculosis. She was the wife of Jacob Painter.
Burial was at Wickcliffe, Tuesday. Submitted by Tom Agan.

YATES, Frank D., Springs Valley Herald (March 26, 1925) Death Notice
Frank D. Yates, a former citizen of the valley, died at Miami, Florida, Friday March 20, after a lingering illness for years. News of his death was received by Mrs. J. R. Jackson, an adopted child at Indianapolis.
Mr. Yates was born at Albany, NY, July 17, 1847. During his life he had been a clerk at the French Lick Springs Hotel, the Wells Hotel, the Sutton Hotel and the Homestead Hotel. On account of ill health he left the latter hotel and went to Miami, Flordia. where he was in a hospital for a year previous to his death.
Mrs. yates is in the hospital and is not expected to live but a short time.
The funeral was held at Covington, Ind., this week. Submitted by Tom Agan.