Springs Valley Herald (June 12, 1913) Obituary
Morris was born Sept. 24th, 1848. Died may 28th, 1913. Aged 63 years, 8
months and 4 days. He was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to
Margaret Gilliat, April 25, 1870. To this union was born ten children,
three died in infancy, leaving seven children, four sons and three
daughters. William, Harvey, Charles, Everett, Mrs. Sam Roberts, of
Oolitic, Mrs. Robert Cox and Mrs. Irvin Flick, both of French Lick.
James Morris is the only brother and the only surviving member of their
family. Mr. Morris also leaves 13 grandchildren. His first wife died
June 20, 1910 and he was again married to Margaret Adamson, Feb 20,
1912, who with his children and grandchildren and brother are left to
mourn theer loss.
be said of Mr. Morris that he was an ideal man in every respect, having
always been a hard working man as long as health would permit.He was a
most living , kind and affectionate husband. His first wife having been
an invalid for a long time before her death. He was faithful to supply
her every comfort that his means would allow him to. While his second
marriage was of short duration it was one of peace and live. As a
father he was kind and affectionate, putting forth every effort to rear
his children in the right way. he alway lived in peace among his
neighbors and was held in the highest esteem by them as was attested by
the way they administered to his wants and by the large concourse of
friends and neighbors who attended his funeral.
had been for several years a most consistent member of Patoka Church of
Primative Baptist and was one of those who odoned (sic) his profession
by a well ordered walk and a Godly conversation one to whom a
profession of religion meant a great deal, simply and unpretentious in
his way, yet true and faithful to his master. While it is hard to give
up one so true and good yet it is Gods will we had to obey but he did
so in perfect admission, after asking his sorrowing wife and children
no to weep for him as he was only going home to be at rest and all was
right between him and his God. Just before he died he said he could see
the angels ready to convey his spirit to those mansions bright and fair
and this closed the beautiful life of one of God's children. While we
miss him the blow is a heavy one to his wife and children, yet he is
better off at home with his Saviour that we should want to call him
conducted by his pastor, Eld. Geo. W. Atkins at the church of his
membership in the presence of a bereaved family and a large
congregation of sorrowing friends after which the remains were laid to
rest. His last resting place being literally covered with flowers an
attestation of the high esteem in which he was held. Let is ask the
bereaved one think not of him as dead, but as gone on before and that
he is now alive for evermore and may God prepare us all so that our
last moments on earth may be like his and that we may die as he did in
the triumph of a living faith. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 17, 1913) Obituary
Clapp, an old and highly respected citizen of Columbia Township, Dubois
County, died at his home at Hillham, Tuesday (July 15, 1913) and was
buried at Mt. Lebanon Wednesday. He had been a sufferer from stomach
trouble for several years and which resulted in his death. He was
prominent in business and church circles and will be greatly missed in
his community. Submitted byTom Agan.
Laban and Stella, Springs Valley Herald (July 31, 1913) Obituary -
funeral of Leban Comingore and his wife, Stella, was held at the home
of Samuel H. Braxtan Sunday afternoon. Mr. Comingore's death was due to
an accident while he was at work in a machine shop in Chicago. He had
repaired a crane used in lifting heavy iron and had sent for an
inspector to inspect the repairs before putting it in use. The
inspector in testing the repaired machine pulled the wrong lever which
three Mr. Comingore off and he fell about forty feet into a pile of
scrap iron. He never regained consciousness and died about three hours
after receiving the injury.
Comingore's death occurred on Saturday, July 19th. At that time his
wife and three children were in Missouri where they had been visiting
relatives. She was notified and rushed to Chicago as soon as she could
get there arriving on Tuesday. Mr. Comingore's body was brought here
Wednesday for burial and it was intended to have the funeral Friday
morning. Word reached here Friday morning the Mrs. Comingore had died
Thursday (July 24, 1913) night. She had been in very poor health for a
long time and the shock proved too great and hastened the end. The
remains were brought here Saturday morning and both funerals held at
the same time. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Brown,
pastor of the Friends Church.
leave surviving three small children, aged respectively nine, six and
two years old. The youngest is now in the home of George Padgett, of
Kokomo, a brother of Mrs. Comingore, and the six year old child is in
the home of Mrs. George Lindley of French Lick, a sister, while the
oldest is at the home of Mrs. S. H. Braxtan.
sudden deaths of the father and mother was a very severe shock to the
relatives of the family and it was a very sad funeral. They have the
sympathy of the entire community. - Paoli News. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 14, 1913) Obituary
Faucett, an old soldier and citizen of this country died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. George Pruett, in this city, last Saturday (August
9, 1913), of old age and disability. He was a member of the Bazil B.
Decker Post G. A. R. The funeral occurred Sunday at Faucett's Chapel,
the G. A. R. having charge of the burial ceremonies. many from this
place attended the funeral.
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT
a meeting of the Bazil B. Decker Post, G. A. R. on the 9th day of
August last, the following resolution was adopted and ordered to be
Whereas: our esteemed friend and former
Comrade-in-arms, Eli Faucett has joined the innumeral host, in that
country from whence no traveller ever returns, and
Whereas: as the fully ripened ear falls back to earth, our comrade,
full of years and a ling record of goodness asleep, be it
that we as a Post would publicly express the high esteem in which
Comrade Faucett has long been held by us and that we sincerely deplore
his death, but would find consolation in the fact that in his demise,
he showed forth another triumph of a living faith.
that we extend to the family and friends of the deceased our sympathy,
and urge our Comrades, who possibly can, consistant with their
infirmaties and circumstances, to attend the funeral of Comrade
Faucett, and thus pay our last tribute or respect to his memory.
Committee: Jonathan P. Rominger, Aaron Anderson, Nathan P. Gilliatt.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Anthony S., Springs Valley Herald (October 16, 1913) Obituary
S. Chance was bon in Lee County, Ky. in 1838. Elisted in the Army at
the age of 23 on Sept. 2, 1861. He served throughout the was ans was a
member of Bazil B. Decker Post, No. 334 G. A. R.
Died Sept 8,
1913, leaving a widow and three children. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Eliza Ann, Springs Valley Herald (January 2, 1930) News Article
Eliza Ann Freeman, 87 years old, died Monday (December 30, 1929) at 2
o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Wilson, near Roland.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Wednesday at 1
o'clock with interment in Scarlet Ridge.
was the mother of nine children, all of whom are living except one
which died in infancy. The following children survive her: Lee and John
of French Lick, Charles of Shoals, William of Indianapolis, Mrs. Mattie
Whittinghill of Birdseye, Mrs. Lillie Emmons of Shoals, Mrs. Icely
Wilson of West Baden and Mrs. Ella Lynch of Shoals.
Springs Valley Herald (January 9, 1930) Obituary
Ann Johnson Freeman, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Johnson was born
September 18, 1842 and died December 30th, 1929. Aged 87 years, 3
months and 12 days.
in marriage to Willis M. Freeman, February 7th, 1861. To this union was
born nine children, one of whom died in infancy. She is survived by the
following children: Lee Freeman of French Lick, Mattie Whittinghill of
Birdseye, John of French Lick, Lilly Emmons of Shoals, Icely Wilson of
West Baden, Charley of Shoals, Ella Lynch of Shoals, Will of
Indianapolis, also 54 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.
Her companion preceded her four years ago.
was united with the Christian church at old Carter Creek in Orange
County at the age of 17 and has lived a consistent christian life,
always ready with a kind word and a helping hand and will be sadly
missed by all who knew her. Submitted byTom Agan.
C., Springs Valley Herald (January 23, 1930) Obituary
C. Henson, son of Jesse and Jemima Henson was born near French Lick,
Indiana, September 30, 1850, and departed this life near West Baden,
Indiana January 16, 1930, with nearly four score years allotted to him.
He grew to manhood in the vicinity where he was born and practically
all his life has lived within a radius of a few miles.
November 10, 1884 he was married to Matilda F. Kirkland and immediately
thereafter established a home in West Baden where they lived for a
short while until he began farming as his vocation. To brighten the
lives of this household twin sons were born, George and Azor. The
attachment of the members of this family was unusually strong which was
broken first by the passing from this life of Azor, August 8th, 1911,
when the sons had just attained their twenty-fifth birthday. The cloud
of this bereavement was never lifted from the hearts of the parents and
the brother and with a constant sense of this loss the mother remained
until November 29, 1928, when she was called to her eternal home. The
loss of this companion was severely felt by him and added to declining
health of recent years, brought much suffering to him.
his youth and early manhood he was noted for his great physical
strength and there were few men in his community that could endure more
in manual labor than he. Industry was a marked characteristic of him
and even in recent months when his body was too frail to respond, he
would insist on trying to do his share of the work about the farm.
Beneath his rugged breast there was a heart of sympathy for those in
distress and some are left behind that are willing to praise him for
his ministrations in the sick room. He was a kind husband and father, a
good neighbor and friend.
son, George, he leaves an aged sister, Mrs. Sarah Grigsby of Kakima,
Washington and many relatives and friends, who will mourn his passing.
services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Montgomery at Ames Chapel
Saturday afternoon after which burial too place in the Ames Chapel
cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Layne, Springs Valley Herald (February 6, 1930) News Article
Lindley, 19 years of age, son of Sheriff and Mrs. Paul Lindley of
Paoli, was instantly killed last Friday (January 31, 1930) night when
the car which he was driving skidded and overturned on a curve two
miles north of Haysville. Robert Braxtan, a Paoli boy, companion of
Lindley, received only slight injuries.
two boys were returning from a basketball game at jasper when the
accident occurred. According to reports Lindley was traveling at a too
high rate of speed to make the curve, hitting a bank on the right side
of the road, and overturning four times on the concrete.
was home from Depauw University, spending the semester holidays with
his parents at Paoli. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity at
the University. Young Lindley was a member of the Paoli high school
team for three years, being captain of the squad last year. He was
well-known to many in the Valley, having many friends here.
services were held Monday afternoon from the Friends church at Paoli,
followed by interment in the Community cemetery.
his parents, young Lindley is survived by his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Lashbrook, and other relatives. Submitted byTom Agan.
Wininger, Springs Valley Herald (February 6, 1930) News Article
Wininger Line, age 80 years, well known former citizen of French Lick,
died at the Methodist Memorial Home for the Aged at Warren, Indiana,
January 17, according to announcement received from the Home.
leaves to mourn her loss Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kellams and son Franklin of
Williams, Ariz.; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Ames, Mrs. J. A. Morley and J. B.
Kellams, all of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Henry Wininger of Scarlet Ridge.
services for Mrs. Line were held January 21 at Warren, Indiana.
Alonzo, Springs Valley Herald (February 6, 1930) News Article
Holland, for many years a resident of French Lick, died Monday night
(February 3, 1930) at his home in the Bellevue addition. Death was
caused by a chronic stomach ailment.
services were held Wednesday afternnon at Ames Chapel, conducted by
Rev. George Atkins, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1930) Obituary
Alonzo Holland was born in Crawford County, Indiana on November 7,
1875, and died at his home in French Lick, Indiana, on Monday February
3, 1930, aged 54 years, 2 months and 27 days.
was John D. Holland, a native of Tennessee and his mother was America
(Courtney) Holland, born in Kentucky.
was married December 7, 1905, to Nancy Land, of Crawford County,
Indiana and the widow with their three sons, William Albert Holland,
Clarence Arvin Holland and Basil Arcus Holland, survive him. There are
also six grandchildren.
William Holland, of Chicago, Illinois, is the only remaining member of
the family of John D. and America Holland. Two brothers and five
sisters have preceded Alonzo in death.
quiet, honest, hardworking man; a good neighbor; an indulgent father
and kind husband, Lon has departed this life leaving the world better
for his having lived in it.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the aid and kindness though
the illness and death of our husband and father, Alonzo Holland. The
Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Franklin, Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1930) News Article
Smith, 68 years old, was fatally injured Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1930)
afternoon when a log he was pulling through the Pinnick wood, about
three miles northeast of West Baden, rolled over him, crushing his
Mr. Smith had
a team of
horses pulling the log, and in some way he stumbled, entangling himself
in underbrush. The horses kept going and fragged the log over him.
Fellow workers rushed him at once to the home of a neighbor, where
first aid was administered by doctors Miller and Boyd. He died one hour
Mr. Smith was
removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wells of West Baden, who are
services, conducted by Rev. A. L. Hacker and E. C. Montgomery, were
held this afternoon at 2:30 from the home, followed by interment in the
Ames Chapel cemetery.
Mr. Smith is
survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters, and two sisters, Mrs.
Mary Gilliam and Mrs. Sarah Ellen North of French Lick.
Springs Valley Herald (February 20, 1930) Obituary
Franklin Smith, won of Levi and Nancy Jane Smith was born near
Greenbriar February 22, 1862 and departed this life February 11, 1930.
Age 67 years, 11 months and 11 days.
was married to Alice Willyard, March 5, 1889. four children were born
to this union: Lois E. and Walter W. of Memphis Tennessee and Thelma L.
and Raul R. of Terre Haute, Indiana.
early manhood he engaged in lumbering on the Patoka vicinity. later he
moved to Terre Haute where he was engaged in the grocery and commission
business and where his children were reared and educated. He returned
to West Baden where he lived for the past 18 years and farmed the
George Willyard farm, located 1 1/4 mile east of town.
was reared in the atmosphere of a christian home and later became
affiliated with the Christian church. To those who knew him best he was
a straight forward, honest, upright man, loyal to a degree not often
found. In his home life as the years went by, his patience, love and
devotion to his family were constantly proved.
seeming to be such an untimely ending of this mortal life, his span of
life had left an indelible print on the sands of time.
CARD OF THANKS
family of Thomas Franklin Smith wishes to express their heartfelt
thanks to the numerous friends and neighbors who so kindly aided and
comforted them in their sad loss of husband and father. Submitted byTom
Lee, Springs Valley Herald (February 20, 1930) Obituary
Lee Wood, son of Martin A. and Sarah Wood, was born in Orange County,
Indiana August 17th, 1848. Calvin Lee was the oldest of a family of
five children. Father, mother, three sisters and one brother have
preceded him in death. His nearest relatives now living are five nieces
and four nephews. in the spring of 1865 (the parents having passed
away) the home was broken up and Calvin lee made his home with a cousin
till in July 1866 when he came to Franklin County, Kansas to make his
home with his uncle. In January 1882 he came to Coffey County and
settled on a farm east of Lebo where he spent the remainder of his life.
5th, 1886 he was united in marriage to Sarah J. Dixon, she also
preceded him in death in 1906. while in young manhood he confessed
faith in Christ and united with the church. The past few years his
health has been failing and the past few months he has been very
feeble, but he was able to be up and about most of the time until
January 1st, 1930. Since that time he has been confined to his bed. The
end came quietly at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 1930. Age 81
years, 5 months and 5 days. Submitted byTom Agan.
William Elwood, Springs Valley Herald (February 27, 1930) News Article
Elwood Wolfington, well known to residents of French Lick for many
years, died at the home of his son Fred Wolfington, in Indianapolis,
February 23. Mr. Wolfington was 59 years of age.
Wolfington was the son of Benoni and Nancy Wolfington, and was born in
Orange County. He was a member of the Moores Ridge Methodist church, in
which neighborhood most of his life was spent.
leaves to mourn his passing two children, Fred and Lena of
Indianapolis; and two brothers, Ellsworth and John Wolfington of this
city. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Moores Ridge Methodist
church conducted by Rev. Byrum, followed by interment in the adjoining
Springs Valley Herald (February 27, 1930) Obituary
Elwood Wolfington came to brighten the home of Benoni and Nancy
Wolfington in orange County, Indiana on August 11, 1870 and departed
this life at the home of his son, Fred Wolfington in Indianapolis on
February 23, 1930 of complication of diseases. Age 59 years, 6 months
and 11 days.
Woodie as he
by his many friends had been afflicted for about three years, although
he was cheerful through his illness and near the end he expressed his
desire to go to his home in Heaven.
was united in marriage to Miss Nora Lashbrook on October 3, 1901. This
union was blessed with three children, Fred, Elva and Lena. Elva
preceded him in death in 1921 at the age of 14 years and his companion
preceded him in death December 3, 1928.
with the Methodist church at Moores Ridge about nineteen years ago,
where he spent the greater part of his life.
leaves to mourn two children, Fred and Lena of Indianapolis, his two
brother Elsworth, and John Wolfington of this city, two grandchildren
and many other relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
take this method of expressing our heartfelt thanks to our many friends
and neighbors for their kind assistance in the bereavement of our
father and brother, Elwood Wolfington. We especially want to thank Rev.
Byrum for his kindness and consoling words, those who furnished the
music, the donors of flowers, Mr. Ritter, the undertaker and those who
furnished cars. Fred and Lena, John and Elsworth and Families.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Henry Edward "Edd", Springs Valley Herald (March 6, 1930) News Article
Pitcher, 61 years old, well known resident of this place, died
Wednesday evening (March 5, 1930) at 4:30 o'clock at the St. Anthony
Hospital at Louisville, Ky., following an operation for stricture of
the colon which he underwent February 25.
days is was thought the operation was going to be successful until he
took a change for the worse Sunday. Funeral services will be held
tomorrow (Friday) at Mt. Lebanon, with interment in the adjoining
survived by his
widow, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Wininger of French Lick, Mrs. Joe
Carr of Indianapolis, Mrs. Stella Blue of Cincinnati, three sons, John,
Everett and Terrel of French Lick, and some grandchildren besides many
other relatives and friends.
Springs Valley Herald (March 20, 1930) Obituary
Edward Pitcher, son of Joshua and Louisa Pitcher was born in Illinois,
November 11, 1868 and departed this life March 5, 1930, age 61 years, 3
months and 24 days.
to Indiana in his youth. He was united in marriage to Nevada Stoner. to
this union were born seven children, one having preceded him in death.
leaves to mourn their loss, besides the broken hearted wife, three
daughters, Mrs. Stella Buccitti of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Clara Carr of
Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Jennie Wininger of French Lick, three
sons, John, Everett and Terrill, all of French Lick, one sister, Mrs.
Rachel Linch of Dexter, Mo., two brothers, John of Dexter, Mo. and
Samuel of French Lick, Ind., eighteen grandchildren and a host of other
relatives and friends.
had been failing in health for several months. He took suddenly worse
February 25th and was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital at Louisville,
Ky. where death overtook him.
a loving and devoted husband and father, always holding a deep concern
for his loved ones and friends. He was held in high esteem by his
employers, neighbors and all who knew him.
Mr. Pitcher did not make a profession of christianity he was a firm
believer in the Christian religion. While at the hospital he requested
a minister to be called. Knowing his time on earth was short he
earnestly sought the Lord as his Savior. When asked for his testimony
as to his spiritual condition he said he was ready to go and had no
fear of death.
wife has lost a faithful and loving husband, the children feel they
have lost a great treasure. Though thrust through as with a dart, with
submission we say "Thy will be done for God who is too wise to err
knows best what should be done".
CARD OF THANKS
wish to express our thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their
kind sympathy, help and floral tributes, during the illness and death
of husband and father, also to express our appreciation to Mr.
Schmutzler, Rev. Goins and the Star Store for their help and kindness.
Mrs. Ed Pitcher and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Permelia, Springs Valley Herald (March 6, 1930) News Article
Permelia Anderson, nee Stoner, about 65 years of age, died Tuesday
(March 4, 1930) at 6 o'clock of a complication of diseases, at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Jeff Parsons, who lives near Norton.
Anderson leaves one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Jackson of Salistine,
Indiana and 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins and Mrs.
Edd Pitcher of French Lick, Mrs. Mattie Parsons of Norton, 2 brothers,
John and William Stoner of French Lick.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. F. J. Goins at Mt. Lebanon at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
Springs Valley Herald (March 20, 1930) Obituary
B. Anderson, daughter of John T. and Mary Frances Stoner was born in
Orange County, near French Lick, and departed this life Tuesday evening
(March 4, 1930) at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jeff Tucker.
1911 she was united in marriage to Jessie Tucker, who died three years
later. In 1915 she was married to Aaron Anderson, who also preceded her
She leaves to
loss, one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Jackson, three sisters, Mrs. Fannie
Hawkins and Mrs. Ed Pitcher of French Lick, Indiana and Mrs. Jeff
Parsons of near Norton, Indiana, two brothers, William H. and John A.
Stoner, both of French Lick, five grandchildren and a host of other
relatives and friends.
years she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Jeff Parsons, which
home she loved as her own. Together they shared their joy and sorrows.
Her stay here was one of pleasantness as she was always considerate of
those with whom she resided and did all she could to make life happy
She will be
greatly missed by her only daughter. Her brothers and sisters feel they
have lost a treasure in her home-going.
her girlhood she was converted and united with the M. E. Church at
Scarlet Ridge. After her marriage to Mr. Tucker she moved her
membership to the United Brethren Church at Newton Stewart. Though she
had many trials she held fast her confidence in God.
bore her suffering patiently, and asked as to her prospect of heaven,
she said all was clear, and she was ready to go. At six o'clock Tuesday
evening the Grim Reaper appeared, and she went without a struggle. We
do not weep as those who have no hope for blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord. Submitted byTom Agan.
Claud, Springs Valley Herald (March 13, 1930) Obituary
Stackhouse was born on the 4th day of October in the year of 1880 in
Orange County, Indiana. He departed this life on March 6th, 1930 at his
home in West Baden, Indiana. He was the son of Joseph and Jannie
Stackhouse and was on of the seven children.
december 27th, 1899 he was united in marriage to Minnie Vaughn of Casey
County, Kentucky, and together they have spent their few short years
around West Baden.
He leaves to
mourn his untimely departure a sorrowing wife, six children, Thelbert,
Maymie Mason, Herchel, Elsie Bradley, Opal and Carl. He has six
grandchildren, an aged father, three brothers, John and Ralph of
Geneva, Iowa, Harry of Peru, Indiana. His mother preceded him in death.
worked for some years for the Interstate Public Service Company until
his health forced him to give up his work. he had not worked for almost
fifteen months. His suffering was intense but he bore it patiently
until the Heavenly Father welcomed him into the eternal home. He was a
member of the Baptist Church of West Baden.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends for
their many acts of kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and
death of our beloved father and husband, Claud A. Stackhouse. We
especially wish to thank Rev. Hacker and Rev. Montgomery for their
consoling words and Mr. Schmutzler for the manner in which he conducted
the funeral, also the pallbearers, the choir, and those who tendered
floral offering and the use of their cars. The Family. Submitted byTom