Orange County Obituaries


ROACH, Fielding M., Springs Valley Herald (August 7, 1919) Obituary
Fielding H. Roach was born in Iowa Sept. 16, 1852, and died in Wagoner, Oklahoma, July 6, 1919, age 66 years, 7 months and 20 days.
Early in life he came to Indiana where he lived until a few months ago when he sold his property and went to Oklahoma to make his home with his son Charley.
In 1876 he was married to Eliza J. Gatton, who preceded him in 1902. To this union was born five sons, Joseph H., Felix A., and Elmer S. all of French Lick, Charley of Wagner, Oklahoma and Edgar who died in infancy.
At the age of 16 he joined the Methodist Church and remained a faithful member until his death.
The remains were accompanied here by his son, Charley, and taken to Joseph's to prepare for burial.
The funeral services were held at Mt. Lebanon, where he was laid to rest by the side of his companion.
He leaves four sons, one brother, many relatives and a host of friends to mourn his death. Submitted by Tom Agan.

SCARLETT, Jeanette Olive, Springs Valley Herald (August 21, 1919) Obituary
Jeanette Olive (Connell) Scarlett, daughter of George and Farrabee Witcher Connell was born near Shoals, Ind., July 18, 1882, and died at her home in West Baden, Ind., July 30, 1919, age 37 years, 12 days. She was married to Elmer Scarlett Dec. 2, 1901, to which union were born three children, Eva, 14 years, Baby Marie, 16 months, who together with the husband survive her, and an infant who died at birth.
Her father and brothers, Fred, Sam, Floren, Orville and Clyde, and sisters, Emma Lane and Dessa Marshall survive her.
During the summer of 1909 Mrs. Scarlett united with the First Baptist Church of West Baden, under the pastorate of Rev. C. A. Wade, later transferring her membership to Paoli Baptist Church, upon removing her home to Paoli, and the light of her faith never dimmed, she had long weeks of suffering (14 weeks in bed) and the knowledge that she was not to recover, came to her own mind. She called to her bedside her friend, Mrs. Ed. Nuss (who had long been like a sister to her) and explained in detail the plans she wished carried out in the funeral. She wanted to live, particularly for her family - they needed her so - but expressed continually her readiness to die, if it be the Lord's Will. He last audible words were: "Dear Precious Lord."
Jeannie was rather a self-conscious woman, not showy in her life, but quick in sympathy, loyal and earnest, full of live for the beautiful, beautiful herself, she loved the best, in material and spiritual things.
Only a girl, in years, but who shall estimate or measure the scope of her life in influence upon the stricken home from which she has flown like the eagle, mounting higher and higher until, all at once we realized she is not with us, she has gone to be with God.
To realize the fullness of his promises, leaving behind her the wonderful legacies of wifehood and motherhood, beautifully lived - her own life made beautiful by suffering, until the perfume therefrom pervades the atmosphere wherein her life was lived, and she has but gone on, out of sight, for a time, as if into another room, with Him face to face.


We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all our relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy extended to us in our sorrow and sad bereavement in the loss of our dear wife and mother, Mrs. Jeannie Scarlett. Especially do we desire to thank Rev. C. A. Wade and Rev. Daniels for their kind words of condolence, the pall bearers for their kind services, the donors of the many beautiful floral offerings, the choir for the beautiful music rendered and W. O. Ritter for the efficient manner in which he conducted the funeral. Elmer Scarlett and daughters. Submitted byTom Agan.

COOK, William H., Springs Valley Herald (August 21, 1919) Obituary
William H. Cook was born April 27th, 1868 departed this life August 6th, 1919. Age 51 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was married to Della Wilson March 4th, 1895, to this union was born eight children, 5 who preceded in him in infancy, 3 living, Lester, Mary and Edward. He leaves a wife, mother, step father and three sisters to mourn for him.
He was born and lived in Orange County until about a year ago when he moved to Indianapolis where he lived when God called him home.
He joined the Church of Christ at French Lick under the preaching of J. W. Marshall. Realizing that he had a new life to live he took the word of the lord as his guide and Jesus as his instructor. In his every day life and actions could be seen that he was a true christian. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by his friends. The church will miss him, the family will miss him, but our loss is his gain.
He was an obedient child and affectionate husband and father. He was brought from Indianapolis to French Lick where the funeral was held at the Christian Church and conducted by Rev. J. P. Davis after which the remains were taken to Ames Cemetery for burial.


We thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness shown us in the death of our loved one, also thank W. O. Ritter for his nice assistance and Bro. J. P. Davis for his kind and consoling words. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

LOVE, Irene, Springs Valley Herald (August 21, 1919) Death Notice
The body of Miss Irene Love was brought here Saturday morning for burial. Miss Love was accidentally drowned in the Illinois River near Peoria, Ill. Tuesday August 12th while rowing a canoe. She was quite a distance from her companions when she fell into the water and it thought she may have fainted. She is said to have been an expert swimmer, being a swimming teacher. Her body was not recovered till Thursday. Burial at Moores Ridge Saturday. She was a sister of Frank Love of this place. Another brother accompanied the remains to this city. Submitted byTom Agan.

BROWN, George P., Springs Valley Herald (September 4, 1919) Death Notice
George P. Brown died at his home in this city Monday after a long illness of tuberculosis of the bones. He had been suffering for years and for the past several years had been unable to work and much of the time was confined to bed. He was a member of the Paoli Lodge of K. of P., the French Lick Lodge of Odd Fellows and carried $1000 insurance in the Tribe of Ben Hur and a like amount in the Modern Woodmen.
funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at 2 o'clock by Rev. Wilson and the I. O. O. F. lodge.
Burial at Paoli Tuesday afternoon.

Springs Valley Herald (September 11, 1919) Obituary
George P. Brown, son of Pendleton and Nancy Boswell Brown, was born at Valeene, Ind. Dec. 11th, 1875 and died at his home in French Lick, Ind., Sept. 1, 1919, aged 43 years, 8 months and 21 days.
There were five children in this home of whom George was the second son. The sister, Lola Brown Paul, preceded him in death just three months, having been tragically burned to death. The eldest brother, William, lives in New Albany and the youngest one, Jessie, in New York. Charlie the third one in Terre Haute.
The family home was in Paoli, Ind., and George spent his entire life in Orange County being for a long period of years a valued employee of Rhodes Bros. both at Paoli and French Lick.
He was a faithful, honest, industrious man, true to any trust imposed in him.
On may 14th, 1899 he was married to Dollie Denton who survives him.
For a period covering years he had not been a well man. Since 1914 he has been a constant sufferer, realizing fully that his was an illness unto death, and though he had been a member of Paoli M.E. Church for many years, he had not fully made his peace with his Heavenly Father, until the year 1914, he was very genuinely converted under the guidance of Rev. Jacob Walls of the U. B. Church.
The suffering did not abate, and he patiently awaited the end, praying many times to be taken from the suffering to the rest which awaits the children of God."To as many as believed and gave the power to become the children of God." George Brown became a son by believing and by surrendering his will to his Lord. He lived awaiting the home going and took to himself the 14th chapter of John from which he wished these services conducted.
A good, true, patient tender man, has gone home to be with God. The tired body will await the Resurrection.
Today our Lord comes very near to us all, in the faith and trust which George Brown had, and in his peaceful home going.
"Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me."
He was a member of I.O.O.F. and K. of P. and of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


I wish to take this method of thanking one and all the many kind neighbors and friends for their untiring help and sincere sympathy shown during the sickness and death of my dear husband, George Brown. Also I wish to especially thank Dr. Dillinger and Dr. W. W. Hoggatt for their faithful attention, also the I.O.O.F. for the fraternal spirit shown, and for the many beautiful floral tributes given. I desire to extend my sincere thanks to every individual who gave him needed assistance during the long period of affliction and death of my dear husband. I feel as sured to the highest appreciation of every favor from the greatest to the least with a prayful hope that the giver of all good may return the needed blessing many fold. Mrs. Dollie E. Brown. Submitted byTom Agan.

NEWLAND, Robert, Springs Valley Herald (September 4, 1919) Death Notice
Robert Newland, and aged and prominent farmer of near Powell Valley, died at the home of his son, Bertie Newland,, last Saturday and was buried at the family burying ground on the farm Sunday. Mr. Newland had been a member of the French Lick Court of the Tribe of Ben Hur and carried a policy of $500.00 in that order. Submitted byTom Agan.

BATEMAN, Mary Ann Decker, Springs Valley Herald (September 18, 1919) Obituary
Mary Ann Ellis, daughter of Marvin and Permelia Jane Ellis, was born in Dubois County, Ind. on November 4th, 1843 and departed this life at Lodiburg, Ky. on September 8th, 1919. Age 75 years, 10 months and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to J. W. Decker on February 2nd, 1864, to this union were born seven children.
Her husband died February 12th, 1878. She again married to James Bateman in April 1881, who died in 1907. Since then she lived a widow to the time of her death. She is survived by three children, Mrs. J. C. Hall of Leipsic, Ind., Mrs. A. M. Hardin of Lodiburg, Ky., W. F. Decker of Newark, New Jersey, also by five brothers, Rev. C. W. Ellis of Green Castle, Ind., L. K. Ellis of French Lick, Ind., Lafayette Ellis of Gary, Oklahoma, John Ellis of Danville, Ill., W. P. Ellis of Los Angeles, Cal.
In early childhood she united with the M. E. church at Roberts Chapel in Dubois County, Ind. and lived a faithful and consistent christian until death. During her last illness fully realizing there was no hope for her recovery she talked to her children with calmness expressing her readiness and willingness to go, that God had given her grace and strength to bear the ordeal of death and she longed for rest.
Funeral services were conducted at Ames Chapel on September 11th at 2 o'clock by Rev. A. J. Breeden of Washington, Ind. The remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery of Ames.


We desire and take this means of thanking the many friends at Leipsic and French Lick for the beautiful floral offering and for the assistance and sympathy at the funeral and burial of our dear mother. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Hardin, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Decker. Submitted byTom Agan.

WILSON, Newby, Springs Valley Herald (September 18, 1919) Death Notice
Newby Wilson, an aged citizen of this county, was killed by being struck by a large auto belonging to the proprietor of the Mineral Springs Hotel of Paoli, Tuesday evening. The fatal accident occurred near Abeydell and as the old man was nearly deaf and blind he did not see or hear the car which slowed up in passing him, but the rear fender strick him and knocked him down. The shock was too much for his feeble condition and he died before he could be gotten to his home nearby. Submitted byTom Agan.

WELLS, William, Springs Valley Herald (September 25, 1919) Death Notice
William Wells died at his home near this city last Wednesday of locked bowels. Funeral and burial at Paoli, last Saturday. Mr. Wells was a son of "Uncle Joe" Wells, a former well known citizen of this place, and William learned the blacksmith trade and worked with his father in the shop here years ago. He moved to the farm years ago and has followed that occupation since. Submitted byTom Agan.

McCARTY, Della, Springs Valley Herald (September 25, 1919) Death Notice
The body of Miss Della McCarty, a trained nurse, was shipped here Friday from Indianapolis where she died in a hospital from appendicitis. She has been the private nurse of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ballard for some time and was with them on an Eastern trip when she took sick. They brought her to Indianapolis to be operated on for appendicitis as it was her request to be as near her parents as possible, in case the operation would not prove successful. We understand that the operation was not performed as she was too ill when Indianapolis was reached. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCarty of near this city, and was considered a fine trained nurse.

Springs Valley Herald (Ocober 2, 1919) Obituary
Della McCarty, daughter of Thomas and Atta McCarty was born August 2, 1890, deceased September 17, 1919, aged 29 years, 1 month and 16 days.
She leaves a father, mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and have 2 brothers dead.
She was a bright woman. She joined the United Brethren Church at the age of 13 years, as immersed into Christ, Jesus said he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. She had laid down her cares of life her suffering is over, she has crossed over the Jordan of death, of which none ever returns, blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, yea, saith the spirit they do rest from their labors and their works do follow them. We know that God in wisdom bring afflictions to us all and we humbly bow before him wait to hear his tender call.
Funeral conducted by Eld. J. P. Davis.


We desire to thank the many kind friends for the sympathy shown us in the death and funeral of our daughter and sister, also for the beautiful flowers and Rev. J. P. Davis for his consoling words. Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCarty and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

FLICK, Bertha Ann, Springs Valley Herald (Ocober 2, 1919) Obituary
Mrs. Bertha Ann Lindley Flick departed this life at a hospital in Evansville, Ind. on Sept. 22, 1919 at the age of 38 years, two months and eight days.
She has been afflicted for a number of years, and died on the thirteenth anniversary of her wedding to Gerald L. Flick, who survives her.
She was a member of the Christian Church of which she was a devoted member. She leaves to mourn her death, the husband, father and mother and five sisters and one brother.
The following relatives attended the funeral at Ames Chapel September 24, services conducted by Rev. Todd:
Mrs. J. W. Ward of St. Louis; Mrs. L. Cleveland Davis of Memphis, Tenn.; Miss Ruby Lindley of Dallas, Texas; two sisters of New York were unable to be present.


We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy and respect shown in the funeral services for our wife and daughter, Mrs. Bertha Flick, and for the beautiful floral tributes given. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

THACKER, Etta Selena, Springs Valley Herald (October 23, 1919) Obituary
Etta Selena Rogerson was born near Otwell, Ind. on November 2, 1868, died at her home in French Lick on October 14, 1919, aged 58 years, 11 months and 12 days.
She was married to B. F. Thacker at her home in Otwell, February 1885. To this union was born seven children, all living except the second son, who died an infant. She was a loving mother, ever looking to the good of her family and home, often neglecting her self for others. She has been in poor health for a number of years and during her last illness everything that loving hands could do was done, for her comfort and realizing the end was near. With a smile on her face she expressed herself as "All was well."
She leaves her husband, four sons, two daughters, three grandchildren, one sister, one brother, four half sisters, one half brother and her step mother, besides other relatives and many friends.
She became a member of the French Lick Methodist church many years ago when Bro. Walker was first sent there and while never strong enough to attend services as she would have liked, she lived a christian life, a dear true friend to all, with a smile and a cheery greeting for each fiend she met. She will be missed more than she can ever know. She wanted so much to live for her children, but it seemed it could not be.
Funeral services were held at the home Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. (text missing) after which the remains were taken to Ames Chapel and interred in the beautiful cemetery.


We wish to take this method of thanking one and all for their kindness and sympathy shown us during the long illness and for the respect and sympathy during the dark hours of sadness when death came and took away our dear mother, Mrs. Ben Thacker. We especially wish to thank those who gave the beautiful floral tributes of respect and esteem. Their kindness will never be forgotten. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

BROWN, Joseph Silas, Springs Valley Herald (November 13, 1919) Death Notice
Joe Silas Brown, aged about 57 years, was found dead in his bed at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leslie Knowles, Tuesday morning about 7:00 o'clock. He came in from Arkansas about a week ago afflicted with a stroke of paralysis and had been unable to be up since. About three o'clock Tuesday morning his daughter, Mrs. Knowles, went to his bed to see how he was getting along and he said that his head was paining him severely, but that the pains in his shoulders and neck were better. She left him and when the family got up he seemed to be sleeping and they did not try to awaken him until about seven o'clock, when they found that he was dead. The funeral will take place at Moores Ridge Thursday. Submitted byTom Agan.

LOVE, Burl, Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1940) Death Notice
Burl Love, 47, died at Madison, Indiana Wednesday morning from general paralysis.
He is a brother of Harry and Lawrence Love of near Abydell.
Funeral services and burial were held at Ames Chapel this afternoon (Thursday) with Schmutzler in charge of arrangements. Submitted byTom Agan.

FLICK, Freeland, Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1940) Death Notice
Freeland Flick, 21, died at the Mayo Brothers Hospital at Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday from chronic nephritis. Mr. Flick had gone to the hospital for observation and treatment only a few days before his death occurred.
Funeral services were held at South Liberty Tuesday afternoon by Rev. C. W. Parks followed by burial in the church cemetery. Schmutzler had charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Flick, three sisters and three brothers.

Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1940) South Liberty News
Mr. Freeland Flick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Flick, who has been confine in the Mayo Clinic during the past week, passed away early Sunday morning. Friends of the family residing in this vicinity, as well as a host of friends elsewhere, have our deepest sympathy in this sad hour. Miss Audra Flick, commercial teacher in the Marion, Ind. schools is at home during her summer vacation. Miss Fay Marie Flick, who is employed in the Welfare Department Office in Indianapolis, was called home on account of her brother's death. Freeland will be sadly missed in the home, and church as well, as he always took an active part in the religious services, and young people's meetings, never failing to do his part when called upon to do Christ's will and his duty, or when called upon by any member of the Church, since he took Christ as his savior at an early age in life. At this writing we are unable to say anything further regarding the arrangements.

Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1940) Obituary
Freeland Oliver Flick, son of Ollie T. and Stella North Flick, was born July 26, 1918, the fourth of a family of seven children, and went to his reward at Mayo's Hospital on July 21, 1940, at the age of twenty-one years, eleven months and twenty-six days.
Freeland lived an exemplary life. He was a cheerful, obedient little boy and a patient, lovable young man. During the nine years in which he received constant medical attention, he was always patient and never complained or murmured; in fact he concealed his feelings in order to spare others from worry.
Freeland was of a studious nature and made several attempts to complete his high school work, but poor health intervened each time. At the age of fourteen he obeyed his Master's call and became a member of the South Liberty Church of Christ, in which he remained an active member as long as his health permitted him to do so.
He leaves to mourn his passing his mother and father, six brothers and sisters, namely: Paul and Audra at home, Fay and Cameron of Indianapolis, Mrs. Alva Goldman of Norton and Mrs. Charles Hammons of French Lick. Besides these he leaves two grandfathers, one grandmother, three nieces who were very dear to him, a number of aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.
His departure is mourned not because of any doubt or fear of his hereafter, but because of the emptiness which is felt in the hearts and home of his loved ones. He was confident of recovering until the very last, then his parting words were "I'm ready."


We gratefully acknowledge and appreciate all the expression of kindness and sympathy in the passing of our beloved son and brother. We extend special gratitude to Rev. Parks for his consoling words, Mr. Schmutzler for his efficient service, the singers and pall bearers, flower girls and those who furnished cars and sent flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Flick and Family, Submitted byTom Agan.

WILLIAMS, Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1940) Death Notice
Thomas (Williams) Aucherlone, 72, died at North Madison, Ind. Tuesday from hardening of the arteries.
Mr. Williams had been in failing health for several months and suffered a stroke here may 21st. He was later taken to the Madison Hospital where his death occurred.
He was born in Australia where he became the middleweight boxing champion of that country. He came to America seeking the world title and fought under the name of Tommy Williams.
After his retirement from the ring he came to this place and managed gymnasiums in both French Lick and West Baden.
He became athletic instructor at the French Lick Springs Hotel and had been employed there since until May of this year when he was forced to retire due to illness.
Tommy gained the friendship of the country's leading sports celebrities who visited the local spa and for years has been the town's most beloved sport character. His wide circle of friends in the Valley are today paying last respect to his colorful career.
The body was brought to the W. V. Ritter & Son funeral parlor and prepared for burial. Funeral services were conducted there this afternoon with interment in the Ames Chapel cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

ROLAND, Perry, Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1940) Death Notice
The community was shocked to lean of the death of Perry Roland, 47, Monday night at the Clark Hospital in Paoli which was caused from injuries received late Monday afternoon when his truck loaded with logs crashed into an embankment on State Road 56, near Haysville, Ind., while enroute to his home in West Baden. It is thought that he lost control of the truck while making a curve going headon into an embankment and the heavy logs crushing the cab.
He is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Roland and has lived in this community his entire life. At the time of his death he was living in West Baden.
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in West Baden Wednesday afternoon by Rev. R. Davis Mohler with interment in the Ames cemetery. W. V. Ritter & Son were in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Stapleton, one step-son, Claudia Parson, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Roland and one brother, Roscoe Roland.

Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Obituary
Perry Roland, son of George and Eliza Jones Roland, was born December 24, 1892 and passed away July 29, 1940 at the age of 47 years, 7 months and 5 days.
He was born and reared on a farm in Orange County, Indiana and spent the greater part of his life around the scenes of his childhood, operating a farm for several years.
About five years ago he moved to West Baden at which time he went into the timber business for the Farlow Lumber Company of Paoli. He was hauling logs when he met with the fatal accident, which caused his death. One infant son and two brothers have preceded him in death.
On August 31, 1939 he was married to Lillian Parsons of West Baden.
Industrious and hard working, he thought not of the hours of labor, but only of the end of the achievement in taking care of those dependent upon him.
The tender memories of his kindness and affection will long live in the heart of his wife, Lillian, and stepson, Claude Edward. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Deleal Stapleton, by a former marriage and many relatives and friends who will miss him greatly,


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the acts of kindness and sympathy shown us in our recent sorrow. Mrs. Lillian Roland, Claude Edward Parsons, Mrs. Deleal Stapleton. Submitted byTom Agan.

PITTMAN, John, Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1940) Death Notice
John Pittman, 73, passed away at his home near the old Government Mill Wednesday, July 24th, from hardening of the arteries.
Rev. Chastain conducted the funeral services at Patoka on Saturday. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery with Schmutzler in charge.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chester Gilliatt. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BURTON, Minnie Annetta, Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1940) Death Notice
Last Thursday night an automobile accident at Hillham, five miles southwest of here on State Road 56, resulted in one killed and three badly injured while sitting on the porch at Carl Burton's garage.
Woodrow Danhager of Dubois was driving south on the highway, when it is said that he signalled that he was turning into the Burton garage and Herman Bauer of Kellerville also driving south was unable to stop and plunged onto the porch after knocking down a gasoline pump in front of the garage as he swerved to avoid a collision.
Mrs. Carlton Burton, 62, was killed instantly.
Mrs. Clifford Burton, 25, daughter-in-law of Mrs. Burton, was badly injured on the legs.
Earl Morgan, 38, seriously cut and bruises,
Mrs. Earl Burton, 34, broken leg.
The injured were rushed to Dr. George Dillinger's hospital for treatment.
Funeral services for Mrs. Burton were conducted at Hillham Sunday afternoon by Rev. Oliver Boston followed by interment in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Schmutzler was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Burton is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Young of Gary, Ind., Mrs. John McDonald of Dixonville, Pa., two sons, Elmer and Clifford Burton of Hillham, one sister, Mrs. Ella Collins and one brother, Harry Polson.

Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1940) Obituary
Minnie, daughter of Thomas and Diana Polson was born in Dubois County, Indiana February 3, 1879.
She was united in marriage to Carlton Burton of Hillham on December 25, 1904 and made their home there. she was the mother of four children.
She was reclaimed and sanctified in June 1920 and during these years she read the bible through a number of times. She became a charter member of the church of Nazarene at West Baden, Indiana, which she love and served until her death, July 25, 1940 at the age of 61 year, 5 months and 22 days.
The Lord saw best to take the spirit of this loved one of ours to be with him. Her father and mothers, two sisters, Josephine Polson and Etta Abels and two brothers, Martin and Edmund Polson preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, four children, Elmer Carlton Burton of Hillham, Delma Ardis McDonald of Dixonsville, Pa., Carlton Clifford Burton of Hillham and Audra Beatrice Young of Gary, Indiana. One brother, Perry Polson of Yorktown, Ind., one sister, Ella Collins of Bluffton, Ind., four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our relatives, friends and neighbors who so kindly helped through the death of our dear mother and wife, Minnie Annetta Burton. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. Oliver Boston for his consoling words and B. H. Schmutzler, the undertaker, for his efficient services and all those contributing floral offerings. Carlton J. Burton and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

CARNES, Claude, Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Death Notice
Claude Carnes, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carnes of this city, died in Los Angeles, California Monday from a ruptured appendix.
The body will arrive here Friday afternoon. funeral services will be held at Red Quarry Sunday at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Trevor Pinnick. Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery with Schmutzler as funeral director.
Besides his parents he leaves one brother, Harold.

Springs Valley Herald (August 15, 1940) Obituary
Claude, son of Harry and Maude Hooten Carnes, was born September 20, 1918 and died August 5, 1940, aged 21 years, 9 months and 13 days.
He attended elementary schools of French Lick Township and after he received his common school diploma entered French Lick High School.
In school Claude was obedient and very studious. One of his teachers said, "Of all my pupils that I have taught, I have never had a more obedient one. He never caused me any trouble."
In his home he was of the same disposition, always happy and thoughtful of others.
After leaving high school Claude had worked in several different cities and at the time of his death was in Los Angeles, California.
While living in the Red Quarry community he attended the Christian Bible School and was a member of the young peoples class.
One sister, Lillian, has preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn their loss a father, mother, a brother, Harold, two grandfathers and two grandmothers and a number of other relatives and friends; also leaving a very dear friend, Irene Dombeck.
Claude is now in the hands of a loving Savior and some day when we shall clearly see and understand we will say, "God knew the best."


We are very grateful to our many relatives and neighbors and in our time of sorrow we wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for kindness and sympathy shown us during the death of our beloved son and brother, Claude Carnes. We also desire to thank Rev. Trevor Pinnick for his consoling words, those who rendered son service, the flower girls and for the beautiful floral offerings, also Mr. Schmutzler for his efficient service. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carnes and son, Harold and Irene Dombeck. Submitted byTom Agan.

GILLIATT, John F., Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Death Notice
The community was shocked to learn of the heath of John F. Gilliatt, 62, which occurred at his home near Patoka last Thursday.
The body was found on a hay frame at the barn near his home with a wound in the chest. A gun was lying beneath the hay frame which led Coroner George Dillinger to believe that he took his own life.
Funeral services were conducted at Patoka Saturday by Rev. Wm. Hancock followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Schmutzler was in charge.
He is survived by a wife and six children, Mrs. Audra Livingston and Chester of this vicinity. Leslie, Mrs. Doris Walls, Elizabeth and Lois of Chicago, Ill. Submitted byTom Agan.

CARROLL, Grant, Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Death Notice
Grant Carroll, 72, Orleans oil agent, was instantly killed Monday afternoon when his car collided with a Greyhound bus near the Norman Ballard Farm six miles east of West Baden.
Chester Allen, Indianapolis, driver of the bus, stated that there was a car parked on the side of the road and Carroll apparently thought there was not room to pass between the auto and the bus. He applied his brakes and his car swerved head on into the bus.
Carrol was thrown through the windshield and died instantly from a broken neck. Allen suffered abrasions on the face and one passenger was slightly injured on the arm.
The automobile was a total wreck and the bus was damaged to the extent that it was unable to continue its trip.
Mr. Carroll was a prominent citizen of Orleans and was a member of the Methodist Church and Kiwanis Club. He and his son, Frank, sponsored the Carroll Award, given annually to the player showing the best sportsmanship in the Orange County basketball tournament.
He was agent for the Shell products and had service stations in Orleans, Paoli and Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Orleans Methodist Church. He is survived by the wife and one son. Submitted byTom Agan.

MILLER, Florence, Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Death Notice
Mrs. Florence Marie Miller, 68, died in the Highland Chapel neighborhood last Thursday from hardening of the arteries.
Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church in French Lick Saturday morning followed by interment in the Ames Chapel cemetery. W. V. Ritter & Son were funeral directors.

Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Obituary
Florence Marie, daughter of James and Nancy Hooten was born in Orange County, February 3, 1872.
She was united in marriage to Frank J. Miller of Celestine, Ind. on August 26, 1890 and made her home in Dubois County for many years. The last nineteen years was spent in Orange County. She became a member of the Catholic Church when fourteen years old and from then on loved and served her church until her death, August 1, 1940, reaching the age of 68 years, 5 months and 29 days.
She was the mother of eleven children, six girls and five boys. Three girls, Amelia, Anna and Olive preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her husband and eight children: George, Lawrence, Martin, Leo and Sylvester Miller and Frances Young of Louisville, Ky., Margaret Block of West Baden and Vernocia Lorey of Jasper, Ind. One brother, Charles Hooten of French Lick and 29 grandchildren one great grandson and a host of relatives and friends. Submitted byTom Agan.

JOHNSON, Mary Florence, Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1940) Death Notice
Mrs. Mary Florence Johnson, 42, died Tuesday night at five o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harden T. Knight, near West Baden after a long illness. She was the wife of Wesley Johnson, deceased.
Rev. James Austin will hold the funeral services at Ames Chapel this afternoon (Thursday) with interment in the church cemetery. W. V. Ritter & Son will be in charge.
She is survived by her parents, four sisters, four brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

Springs Valley Herald (August 15, 1940) Obituary
Mary Florence, daughter of Hardin T. and Olive B. Knight, was born near Orleans, Indiana March 6, 1898 and departed this life August 6, 1940 at the age of 42 years, 5 months after a long illness.
At the age of 7 years she, with her parents, moved to a farm north of West Baden Springs, Indiana and there spent the remainder of her childhood days. She attended church and Sunday School regularly and sang in the choir at Faucetts Chapel and was always ready to do her Master's will and help mankind in every way possible, until recent years, when illness overtook her, and she no linger was permitted to carry on her good work.
On June 6, 1919 she was united in marriage to Wesley Johnson. They lived happily together until July 3, 1929, when he heeded the call of his Master, to his Eternal Home, leaving a vacant place never to be filled in her home. She then lived with her father and mother at her home near West Baden Springs, Indiana, where her aged mother with tender and loving hands did all for her that human hands could do to comfort her and ease her many pains, during her long years of illness and suffering.
Mary's passing is the first broken long in the chain that binds together this family circle. She was an obedient daughter, a kind and living sister and will be sadly missed by her family and especially her father and mother who have cared for her so long. The community has lost a loyal neighbor and a true friend.
She leaves to mourn her passing her aged father and mother, four sisters, Mrs. Lowell Connell and Mrs. Ora Underwood of West Baden Springs, Ind., Mrs. Bertha Johnson and Mrs. Carrie Edwards of Orleans, Indiana and four brothers, Charles, Roscoe and George Knight of West Baden Springs and Homer Knight of Orleans, and twenty four nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.


We wish to express our thanks to those who helped us during the illness and death of our daughter and sister. Mr. and Mrs. Hardin T. Knight, Brothers and Sisters. Submitted byTom Agan.

TOLIVER, Dr. John A., Springs Valley Herald (August 15, 1940) Death Notice
Dr. J. A. Toliver, 87, retired physician and former pioneer school teacher, passed away at his home here last Thursday from heart trouble after a six week illness.
Dr. Toliver was a teacher in the schools of orange County for fifteen years, after which he devoted his time to medicine and the resort business in French Lick. He owned and operated both the Toliver and Grand hotels in French Lick for many years.
He graduated from the Louisville Medical School in 1895 and practiced medicine for over forty years. He was the oldest living physician in Orange County at the time of his death.
Funeral services were held at the U. B. Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with interment at Ames Cemetery under the direction of W. V. Ritter & Son.
He is survived by the wife and two sons, John and Leon.

Springs Valley Herald (August 29, 1940) Obituary
Doctor John A., son of James Madison and Polly Dalton Toliver, was born on the old Toliver Homestead near Orangeville, October 29, 1853 and died at French Lick August 8, 1940 at the ripe age of 86 years, 9 months and 9 days.
The Toliver Homestead where he was born was still in his possession.
He was married to Amanda Whittinghill December 25, 1915. To this happy union were born three children, John Martin Junior, Betty Lee and Leon Frances. He leaves besides his wife, two sons, John Jr. and Leon, his daughter Betty Lee, having died in 1931; also a brother Benjamin Joseph of near Orleans and a number of other relatives and a great number of friends.
He attended the public schools of Orange County and other institutions of higher learning. He taught school for 15 years, teaching in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Afterwards he attended medical college at Louisville, Ky. and after graduation located at Abeydel and later at French Lick. He continued his practice of medicine for about 30 years and before he entirely gave up as a practicing physician he engaged in the hotel business. He has been in failing health for some time, but never complained and when asked how he was feeling would answer just fine and would often tell how he had never taken much medicine, but had observed certain laws of health all his life.
Several weeks ago he fell and though the injury was not serious it seemed to aggravate the infirmities of age. He peacefully passed away Thursday at 9:05 p.m. having made peace with God some weeks before, and acknowledged Jesus Christ as his Savior.
Doctor Toliver was highly respected by all who knew him. He kept informed on current events as long as his health permitted. He loved his family and took great interest in the things that his sons were concerned about.


We sincerely thank all the friends and relatives who so kindly gave aid to us during the illness and death of our husband and father, Dr. J. A. Toliver. Especially do we thank Rev. and Mrs. Key for their constant attention, spiritual leadership and consoling words, those who sent flowers, the pall bearers, the quartet, flower girls and Mr. Ritter for his kind efficient service. Mrs. Amanda Toliver and Sons, John and Leon Submitted byTom Agan.