Martin Leslie, Springs Valley Herald (April 27, 1933) Death Notice
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
services were held at
the church in Cuzco Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Otho Jackson. Burial was
in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
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.
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
arrangements were in charge of Scott McIntosh of Hardinsburg, a life
long friend of the deceased.
Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1933) Obituary
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.
prior to his death he met with a severe accident which he could not
into the school teaching profession when a young man and taught forty
one terms of school.
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.
his marriage he purchased a farm in Dubois County where he established
a home and lived unto death.
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.
years he was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge of Fellowship, having
held all the official positions of the lodge.
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
request he was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Scarlet Ridge.
Rev. Otho Jackson conducted the funeral services.
CARD OF THANKS
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.
Arthur, Springs Valley Herald (April 27, 1933) Death Notice
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.
is well known in French Lick having been employed by the Monon for a
number of years. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Orleans Progress (January 5, 1893) Death Notice
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.
M., Orleans Progress (January 12, 1893) Death Notice
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.
Orleans Progress (January 19, 1893) Death Notice
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.
Elizabeth, Orleans Progress (February 9, 1893) Death Notice
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.
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
Orleans Progress (February 23, 1893) Death Notice
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.
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
A., Orleans Progress (February 23, 1893) Death Notice
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.
Benjamin Wesley, Orleans Progress (March 2, 1893) Death Notice
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
Ann, Orleans Progress (May 26, 1893) Obituary
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Ann, Springs Valley Herald (January 8, 1925) Obituary
indeed is that life of which nothing better can be said after death
than has been repeated during life.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
earthly friend has one, but her going has made Heaven seem near.
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.
Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) News Article
William Guthrie of Orleans shot and killed Jesse Moore Tuesday night,
when it is said, Moore attempted to release a Cecil Fipps from the
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.
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.
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
G., Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
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
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.
Mary S., Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Obituary
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.
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.
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.
Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
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.
Abednego, Springs Valley Herald (January 15, 1925) Death Notice
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.
Springs Valley Herald (January 22, 1925) Death Notice
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
JONES, John G.,
Springs Valley Herald (January 29, 1925) Death Notice
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
Christopher Lee, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death Notice
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.
William Lafayette, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death
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
Scarlet Ridge cemetery yesterday afternoon, a concourse of relatives
and friends attending the last sad rites.
Springs Valley Herald (February 19, 1925) Obituary
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
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
But we are
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.
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.
CARD OF THANKS
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
WELLS, John W.,
Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Death Notice
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.
went out to cut wood Tuesday morning and when he didn't come home for
supper, a searching party was sent out.
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.
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.
services were held today at Sandy Hook.
Springs Valley Herald (February 19, 1925) Paoli News
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.
Samuel, Springs Valley Herald (February 12, 1925) Obituary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CARD OF THANKS
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
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.
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.
confessed her faith and was baptized in the Christian Church at French
Lick, April 3, 1921, under the pastorate of Rev. N. L. Collins.
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.
CARD OF THANKS
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.
Kinder, Springs Valley Herald (March 5, 1925) Death Notice
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
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.
Sarah Ann, Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1925) Obituary
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.
was twice married. her first husband being Ransom Thorp of this
(Orange) county, and to them were born two daughters, both of whom are
She was again
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James F., Sr., Springs Valley Herald (March 12, 1925) Death Notice
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
services were held Sunday morning at 10'oclock, follwed by interment in
the Sinclair cemetery in Crawford County. Submitted byTom Agan.
Alonzo, Springs Valley Herald (March 19, 1925) Death Notice
claimed Mr. Alonzo Higgins Monday, March 16, at his home in Prospect.
He was a victim of Septicemia due to gangrene of the foot.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CARD OF THANKS
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.
A., Springs Valley Herald (March 19, 1925) Obituary
Baggerly was born May 27, 1845 and died March 15, 1925. Age 79 years, 9
months and 28 days.
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
with the United Brethren Church during her early married life and held
to that faith until her death.
CARD OF THANKS
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.
Sarah J., Springs Valley Herald (March 26, 1925) Death Notice
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
Burial was at
Wickcliffe, Tuesday. Submitted by Tom Agan.
D., Springs Valley Herald (March 26, 1925) Death Notice
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.
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.
was held at Covington, Ind., this week. Submitted by Tom Agan.