Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1923) Death Notice
Carter, aged about 40, living in the Old Union neighborhood, who has
been a sufferer from pulmonary tuberculosis for many months died at his
home Monday night. Funeral services were conducted at Union Wednesday
afternoon and interment followed in the Paoli cemetery. Deceased was a
member of the Orleans I. O. O. F. lodge, who had charge of the
ceremonies. He leaves a wife and one child and a number of relatives
and friends to mourn his departure. W. Banks William of this place is a
brother-in-law. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Elmer Harrison, Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1923) Death Notice
joy ride terminated in an awful tragedy last evening near the Dixie
Garage at West Baden when a car driven by Elmer Baggerly crashed into a
turning post at the cross street. The accident happened about nine
o'clock. The car struck the post squarely head on and was going toward
West Baden at the time. Baggerly and a young woman, Carrie Crook, were
in the car and Baggerly was at the wheel. Both were pinned between the
wreckage of the front and the seat, the steering wheel crushing
Baggerly's chest to almost a pulp.
was carried into the Dixie Garage and medical aid called and it was
found that he was fatally hurt. He was later taken to the home of his
mother, Mrs. Beard, in French Lick, where he died about five o'clock
this morning. Miss Crook suffered a bad scalp wound and several teeth
were knocked out and driven through her tongue which was almost
severed. She was brought to this city to Dr. Dillinger's office where
he wounds were dressed. She is in a very serious condition as she has a
concussion of the brand. She was taken to the Grand Hotel where she had
been employed. Baggerly was a bricklayer and had been working on the
new school building here.
Springs Valley Herald (August 9, 1923) Obituary
Harrison Begarly was born April 10th, 1883 and died August 2nd, 1923,
aged forty years, three months and twenty-three days.
converted to the United Brethren faith and became a member of that
church some years ago.
was also a member of the Ben Hur Lodge, No. 200, and the International
Union of America, Lodge No, 53411. At the time of his death he was
employed as a brick mason on the new school building. It was said of
him that whatever he did was well done, and that he was a clean first
He leaves a
mother, one brother, one half-brother besides a number of other
relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
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wish to thank all those who so sincerely expressed their sympathy by
their kindness to us in our recent sad bereavement of our son, Elmer
Harrison Begarly. We especially thank Rev. Loyd Van Lovell, Fellow
workers and Ritter & Son, undertakers. Mother and Relatives.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Laura, Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1923) Death Notice
Laura, wife of Felix Atkinson, departed this life Wednesday last from a
complication of diseases. funeral services were held on Friday at the
M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. W. L. Mitchell, followed by interment
at Ames Chapel. Mrs. Atkinson was in the 57th year of her age and for a
period of about twenty-seven years had been an invalid. Repeated
attacks of inflammatory rheumatism had so affected her limbs and feet
that she was unable to walk during all these years and was confined to
her home and easy chair. Being possessed of most remarkable traits of
character, she at all times met her visitors with a smile and pleasant
words, never complaining of her unfortunate condition. She had been a
life-long member of the church and a most faithful wife and mother. To
them had been born four sons, Clarence, Oscar, Walter and Frank, the
last named now deceased, who were present at the funeral. Thus passes
to her reward a christian, long suffering wife and mother.
Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1923) Obituary
Atkinson was born March 9, 1866, died July 25, 1923. Age 57 years, 4
months and 16 days.
was married to Felix Atkinson April 18, 1886. To this union was born 4
children, Walter and Oscar of Chicago, and Clarence of West Baden,
Frank preceded her to the grave in 1914.
had been an invalid for 27 years, but bore her affliction with
cheerfulness and patience. She always had a smile for everyone and
often when her friends came would be whistling and singing. She often
talked of Heaven and what it would be like to be there. She searched
the scriptures and was a great reader. Laura joined the Christian
Church and was baptized when about 16 years of age, but in recent years
had become a member of the Ladies Aid of the M. E. Church and
contributed her mite.
She leaves to
mourn her going a husband, 3 sons, one sister, Mrs. William Condra, and
numerous other relatives.
will be greatly missed by friends and neighbors as she was always at
the window and would wave her hands and call to them as they passed by.
funeral services conducted by Rev. W. L. Mitchell at the Methodist
Church at West Baden. Submitted by Tom Agan.
May, Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1923) Obituary
May, daughter of Charles and Minnie Allen Pruett, was born October 19,
1904, departed this life July 17, 1923, age 19 years, 8 months and 17
tuberculosis 8 months ago which was the cause of her death. But with
all her suffering she was always cheerful and patient looking on the
bright side of life.
known and loved by all whom she came in contact with. She was always
kind and thoughtful of the aged, the loved ones in the home and her
associates. She united with the M. E. Church at this place when a child
and since her affliction having come to a fuller knowledge of the
teaching of the Savior. On the last Lords Day confessed her Savior
again by being buried with him in baptism coming forth with a bright
countenance and a blessed assurance that all was well with her soul,
waiting and longing for her time of departure to come.
leaves to mourn father, mother, two sisters, Roxie Olive and Norma
June, one brother having preceded her in infancy, an aged grandmother,
who so lovingly and patiently administered to her in hours of suffering
which she appreciated so much, eight uncles, six aunts, a host of
relatives and friends. Submitted byTom Agan.
Wesley, Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1923) Death Notice
preparations were bring made for the Harding memorial service here last
Friday it was reported that John Carnes, a highly respected and
prominent farmer citizen of this township had passed away at his home
in the Red Quarry neighborhood a few miles west of this city. Mr.
Carnes had been afflicted with Erysipelas and the disease terminated
fatally. Mr. Carnes was one of the most progressive and successful
farmers of his community and was a candidate for township trustee last
fall and was only beaten by his opponent and neighbor, Mr. Purkhiser,
by a small margin. He was a member of the Red Quarry Christian Church
and it was due to his liberality that the new church was built in that
neighborhood only a short time ago, as he was one of the heaviest
contributors to it.
He was a
of the French Lick Lodge, No. 586, F. & A. M., and the lodge
officiated at the funeral which was held at Mt. Lebanon Sunday and
burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (August 23, 1923) Obituary
Wesley Carnes, of J. W. and Julia Carnes, was born August 80, 1867.
Died August 10, 1923, aged 55 years, 11 months and 10 days.
was married to Louisa Daugherty August 10, 1889. To this union were
born 10 children, six of whom preceded him in death. The wife also died
September 3, 1915.
He was a
again united in marriage to Pearl Lashbrook December 8, 1918. This
union was blessed with one daughter.
converted 27 years ago at the home of William Kerby in a cottage prayer
served many years as Sunday School superintendent and was ever a
willing and ready helper in time of need in the community. His
departure brought a feeling of sadness to the entire community.
leaves to mourn their loss a wife, five children, 4 grandchildren, one
step-daughter, three brothers and two sisters, besides a large number
of other relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
desire in this manner to express our deep feeling of appreciation to
all who in any way gave assistance during the illness and after the
death of our dear husband and father. We especially desire to thank the
members of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternities for their
manifestation of brotherly love. Also Brother Lovell and Brother
Compton for their kind words and expressions of sympathy. Mrs. John
Carnes and Family.
Springs Valley Herald (August 23, 1923) In Memoriam
having severed the cord of life and set at liberty the soul of our
beloved brother, John W. Carnes, from the cares and sorrows of this
life. Thus severing another link from the fraternal chain that binds us
together may we, who survive him, be more strongly cemented in the ties
of Union and Friendship and while we drop a sympathetic teat over the
grave of our deceased brother let us cast around him the broad Mantle
of Masonic charity nor withhold from his virtues claim at our hands.
W. Carnes was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason on the
night of April 25th, 1900, by the French Lick Lodge No. 586 F.
M. and after lived an honorable and consistent member and was greatly
loved by the fraternity and all who knew him.
He died at
his home in French Lick Township, Orange County, Indiana, August 10th,
1923, Aged 55 years, 11 months and 10 days.
funeral was preached at the Scarlet Ridge Church by Rev. Van Lovell
August 12th, 1923, after which his remains were laid in their final
resting place at the Scarlet cemetery by the French Lick Lodge No. 586
F. & A. M.
To those of
immediate relatives and friends who are most heartstricken at the lass
we have all sustained We do most deeply sympathize with them in their
bereavement, an the God of all graces help and comfort them and may
they look forward to the time of the General Meeting where there will
be no parting. Wm. J. McCoy, F. A. Roach, J. C. Robbins, Committee.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1923) Death Notice
Love, familiarly known as Friday Love, died at his home in the south
part of this city last Thursday evening of that dread disease,
tuberculosis. Friends of the sick man had built him a little house on
the high ground in the south part of town a few months ago and it was
hoped that the high altitude of the situation might help his recovery,
but to no avail. The grim reaper, heath was relentless. The funeral was
held Sunday and burial at Ames Chapel. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1923) Paoli News
funeral of William Lee was held at the Friends Church here (Paoli)
Sunday afternoon. Mr. Lee died in Oregon almost five months ago and the
body was placed in a metallic casket for preservation until such a time
as Mrs. Jones could arrange her business affairs and bring the body
back here for burial, which was done last week. Mr. Lee formerly lived
here, but several years ago moved to Oregon and there dealt extensively
in sheep raising, an important industry in that locality. He returned
here several years ago and was united in marriage to Miss Delphia
Jones, to which union a son was born and is the only surviving child.
Mrs. Jones and her little boy will remain here and make their home with
her widowed mother, Mrs. Nathan Jones, on West Main Street. Submitted
Mary Poland, Springs Valley Herald (August 23, 1923) Obituary
Poland Crecelius was born at Eckerty, Ind. November 19, 1879, died at
her home at French Lick, Ind. August 15, 1923. Age 43 years, 8 months
and 27 days.
she was married to Webster Crecelius. To this union one child was born,
little Ermel, who preceded his mother three years ago.
was converted and joined the Methodist Church at Eckerty, Ind. when
about 19 years old and remained a believer in Gods word until the death
called her home to rest.
long illness she often gave expression of her faith and without fear
she was ready and willing to go.
sickness was long, she bore her suffering with great patience and
saying "I will be glad to go."
could not see her many friends at times, she loved and appreciated
their kindness in every way.
and love will be remembered by all her friends and neighbors.
She leaves to
mourn, the husband, two brothers, a sister and a host of relatives and
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank one and all for their help and kindness through the
sickness and death of my wife, Mary Crecelius. I extend hearty thanks
for all assistance given. V. W. Crecelius. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 30, 1923) Death Notice
Maggie Davis, an old resident of this community, died at her home in
this city yesterday aged about 80 years. She was a good and kind old
lady and had many friends in this vicinity. The funeral and burial will
occur at Ames this afternoon. Paoli News. Submitted byTom Agan.
Homer Eleazer, Springs Valley Herald (August 30, 1923) Obituary
Eleazer Wininger, the fourth of nine children born to William Kindred
and Mary Allen Wininger, was born March 28, 1890 and died August 22,
1923, aged 33 years, 4 months and 24 days.
early life was spent working on the farm in summer and attend the
country schools at winter. He attained a splendid physical manhood and
was known everywhere as an exceptionally good farm hand.
June 26, 1918, he enlisted in the World War as a private in Co. A.,
140th Indiana Infantry, and went immediately into military training,
spending most of his time at Camp Sherman, near Chillicothe, Ohio. He
sailed overseas in September 1, 1918, and for about six months was at
various places in France, reaching the front lines just before the
signing of the armistice. He arrived back in the United States on April
26, 1919, and received an honorable discharge on May 9th following.
October 18, 1919 he was united in marriage to Alta Blanche Laswell, and
the young couple apparently faced only the brightest future. A
daughter, Onalee Geneva, came to brighten the household, and later a
son, Homer Thomas, was born to them. But recently the effects of his
army life began to show on Homer's health and today the young widow and
orphaned babies, together with relatives, comrades, friends and
neighbors have come to bid a last farewell to one who was an honest and
hard working man, a brave and patriotic soldier, a true and faithful
friend, a dutiful son, an affectionate and exemplary husband and
father. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1923) Death Notice
Bennett (colored) for many years porter of the West Baden Springs Hotel
died Saturday at his home in West Baden from a paralytic stroke. The
funeral services were conducted at the colored K. of P. Hall in the
city Monday afternoon by the Masonic and K. of P. orders of which he
was a member and by Rev. Thompson, pastor of the A. M. E. Church.
Burial at the Knights of Pythias cemetery at Mt. Lebanon.
Bennett was an old and faithful employee of the West Baden Springs
Company for years while Mr. Sinclair was proprietor of it. There is no
other face or figure about that big hotel that was more familiar to
guest who frequently visited the valley than Odus Bennett. He had made
money and owned several good pieces of resident property in West Baden.
The floral tributes at the funeral were abundant and very magnificent.
Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1923) West Baden News
Bennett died from a stroke of paralysis last Saturday morning about 8
o'clock at his home at this place. Ten days ago he returned home from a
vacation of two weeks, which he had spent at various Eastern points,
but had been confined to his room, but a short time. He was born in
Louisville, Ky. and was in the 51st year of his age, and had been in
the employ of the West Baden Springs Co. for about thirty years. He was
a charter member of the Lost River Lodge No. 50, A. F. & M.
at French Lick, and at the institution of that lodge was made its first
Senior Warden. He had also for many years been a member of Prosperpine
Lodge No. 27, Knights of Pythias, at French Lick, which lodge had
charge of his funeral services and burial Monday afternoon, the service
taking place at the lodge hall with discourse by Rev. Thompson, after
which the mortal remains were laid to rest in the Knights of Pythias
cemetery near French Lick. Surviving him is a devoted wife, one son and
Springs Valley Herald (September 13, 1923)
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wish to thank our many friends and relatives for their kindness and
sympathy shown in the death of our beloved husband and father, Odis
Mason's and K. of P. Lodge for its prompt attention and excellent way
of conducting the ceremony, the community choir for the sweet songs and
Mrs. Wm Sebree for the beautiful solo, the Revs. Bray, Thompson and
Bryant, and each and everyone for their beautiful floral offerings, Mr.
Ritter, the undertaker, for his efficient services. Mrs. Lola Burnett
and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Grover Cleveland, Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1923) Obituary
Cleveland Thurston, fifth child of Thomas J. and Sarah J. Flick
Thurston, was born at French Lick, Indiana, October 21st, 1885 and died
of lobar pneumonia at his home in Roberts, Illinois, April 26th, 1923,
after an illness of six days. He belonged to a family of eight
children, three of who and the father have preceded him in death.
years ago the deceased moved to Ford County, Illinois and since that
time has lived in Roberts. He married Esther Maud Gullett of Roberts,
Wednesday, September, 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Thurston are the parents of
three children, William Thomas, Rosella Helen and Francis Earl.
Thurston was brought up in the Christian Church and at the age of 17
was baptized and received into membership with the Rural Christian
Church at French Lick. His mother says that he was a loving and dutiful
son and that he took many burdens from her in the care of the family
after the death of his father which occurred twenty-six years ago. He
was always active in public affairs, was one of the strongest
supporters of the Roberts Chautauqua, the Roberts Booster Club and all
organization for closer association of business men and citizens of our
community. He was of a jovial disposition and made many friends who
join the family in sorrow at this time of bereavement.
leaves to mourn his death, the wife and children previously mentioned,
the mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Thurston of French Lick, Indiana, one brother
and three sisters, Mary Ellen Hamilton of Paoli, Indiana, Rosie Kellams
of Newton Stewart, Indiana, Rosetta Flick of French Lick, Indiana, and
Frank Thurston of Newton Stewart, Indiana. also a number of other
relatives and numerous friends both in Indiana and this vicinity.
funeral service was held at the home, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock,
Rev. John T. Killip and Rev. Jeanette O. Ferris officiating. The
services at the grave were in charge of the Lyman Lodge No. 293,
Knights of Pythias and Roberts Camp No. 2039, Modern Woodmen of
America. There were about 120 members of these orders in line for the
from a distance
who attended the funeral were the mother and brother, Frank, before
mentioned, Robert Gullett of Fulton, Missouri, Fred and Bert Chenneour
of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mrs. Ernest Gullett of Omaha, Nebraska, Miss
Hilda Kenward of Decatur, besides a large number for Cissna Park,
Chatsworth Melvin, Piper City and other nearby places. Submitted byTom
Florence, Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1923) Death Notice
John L. Thomas (colored) died at their home on Walnut Street Saturday
night. She was in her usual good health when she retired at 9:00
o'clock and was dead at 11:00 from a stroke of paralysis. The funeral
was held Tuesday and burial at the K. of P. cemetery. Her burial was
postponed till Tuesday on the account of the funeral of Odus Burnett
being held on Monday.
Springs Valley Herald (September 13, 1923)
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my heart filled with sorrow, I cannot forget the kindness and sympathy
shown by all relatives, friends and neighbors during my sad hours of
bereavement in the loss of my beloved and faithful wife, Florence
especially thank Rev.
John Crittenden for his consoling words, pall bears and the Community
Choir for their hymns. Also the local organizations, and the
undertakers, W. V. Ritter & Son.
husband, John L. Thomas. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Harry, Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1923) Death Notice
mortal remains of Harry Ballard arrived at this place Wednesday last.
Harry had been undergoing treatment at a Louisville hospital and was
but down in the prime of young manhood by a paralytic stroke on
Tuesday. He was a son of John Ballard and was a fireman in a railroad
system running out of Louisville, where he made his home. His age was
32 years. He is survived by his father and mother, three sisters and
one brother, who were all present at the last sad rites.
funeral services were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Frank
Pope, at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) Rev. W. L. Mitchell, pastor of the
M. E. Church conducting the service, after which the remains were laid
to rest at Ames Chapel. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 13, 1923) Death Notice
Jacobs, an aged resident of this vicinity died last Thursday. He had
been in failing for several years and had been bedfast most of the past
year. He was a carpenter by trade and built many houses throughout the
country in his time. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 13, 1923) Death Notice
Lawson (colored) while at the residence of his brother, Charles, at
this place last Thursday was very suddenly and without warning stricken
with a seizure of the heart and expired in a few minutes. He had been a
familiar figure about the springs for many years. The remains were
taken to Louisville for interment. Submitted byTom Agan.
Orville, Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1923) Death Notice
Emminger, aged about 44 years, died at his home on Summitt Circle
Sunday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock. Mr. Emminger had not been in his
usual health for several months and recently had his tonsils removed as
they were diseased. He was then stricken with something like rheumatism
and in a few days had to take his bed. This happened about the first of
last week and he rapidly grew worse until his death Sunday.
Emminger was a quiet unassuming man who attended strictly to his own
affairs and was loved by all who knew him. He was a member of the
French Lick Springs Hotel Orchestra as trap drummer, which position he
had filled for ten or more years. He leaves a wife, two daughters and
two sons. His was a home in which unalloyed love seemed to dwell at all
times between father, mother and the bright and happy children.
The body was
take to Pendleton, Ind. Tuesday for burial as his mother lives there
and that was the home of his parents.
pall bearers were members of the French Lick Springs Hotel Orchestra,
and the French Lick Springs band escorted the remains to the train
Tuesdays and played dirges on the way from the Catholic Church where
the services were held to the depot.
Springs Valley Herald (October 4, 1923)
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wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for all their kindness
show us during the sickness and death of our dear father and husband.
Mrs. Bessie Emminger and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Jonathan P., Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1923) Death Notice
P. Rominger, one of the few remaining member of the Bazil B. Decker
Post G.A.R., died at his home new Abydel last Friday and was buried at
Ames Chapel cemetery Sunday.
Springs Valley Herald (November 8, 1923) Obituary
P. Rominger, son of Thomas and Catherine Clorinda Rominger, was born in
Davidson County, North Carolina, August 26th, 1840. He departed this
life on Friday September 14, 923, being at the time of his death
eighty-three years and nineteen days of age.
of Southern birth he was unprejudiced by the actions of his native
State, North Carolina, which seceded from the Union. He walked every
step of the way from North Carolina to this State and County were he
volunteered December 2, 1861, as a private in Company F, 59th Indiana
Volunteers, 3rd Division.
first introduction to the forces of the enemy was at Sextonville, Mo.
whom they defeated. They were then assigned to General Pope's command
to assist in capturing Island No. 10.
several weeks in skirmishing, canal digging and maneuvering, they
accomplished their purpose and the Mississippi River was opened to
Vicksburg, which was destined to withstand the Union efforts until July
1863. Following Price and Van Dorn in their efforts to unite again
Rosecrans, they met the enemy at Holly Springs, Iuka, and in the second
battle of Corinth. Turning the Confederate forces southward, they
invested Memphis, and at Hamburg won the victory through a ruse
perpetrated by Gen. Siegel, who to deceive the enemy fired gravel
instead of grape and canister, which caused their defeat. About this
time Comrade Rominger's enlistment expired and he re-enlisted for three
Grant's forces the
59th took an active part in the Vicksburg Campaign at Jackson, Black
River Bridge, Gibson and Champion Hills, they felt the fierceness of
the conflict with Pemberton and Johnston. passing through the long
siege, where he received a wound in the right shoulder, they ascended
the Yazoo River, and after undergoing many hardships at Yazoo Pass
found the city evacuated and the campaign ended with little importance.
Christmas at Savannah, the burning of Columbia and Johnston's vain
attempt to disconcert Sherman at Bentonville and Averysborough are all
memories which ended at Goldsboro, North Carolina, April 26, 1865, and
the line of march was taken up for Washington, where the Grand Review
of Grant's and Sherman's armies, white winged peace was declared and
our hero took his departure with his regiment for home. Through it all
he passed with slight bodily injury, but better still with a soul
untarnished with army vices after forty-four months of honorable
service, being discharged at Louisville, Ky. as a corporal July 16,
1865. Returning to Orange County, Indiana, he again took up the thread
of civil life to perform his duties as an honorable Christian Citizen,
where he resided at the time of his departure for a better world.
Rominger was married to Miss Mary A. Boyd, Feb. 16, 1868, who preceded
him to the better world January 12, 1916.
this union was born the following sons and daughters: One daughter who
died in infancy and Mrs. Nellie Sparks, Mrs. Lillie Lashbrooks, Charley
Rominger and Everett Rominger, all of whom survive him and who still
reside in Orange County.
Rominger was a loyal tried and true member of the Ames Chapel Methodist
Episcopal Church till his death. He was a consecrated Christian and was
a man who delighted to talk of things pertaining to Christ and His
glorious Kingdom. He has always been found to be an able and faithful
counsellor by his pastors and is mourned by the above named children
and a number of grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
full of fruit for the Harvest had been removed to the heavenly soil
where it shall dwell forevermore with Jesus.
was converted 52 years ago and live a consecrated Christian life ever
since. He was used of the Lord to preach and expected to meet many whom
he had led to his Savior in Heaven.
Note - Rev. Mitchell who
handed the above obituary in wishes to state that the reason it did not
appear sooner was that he thought it had been published in a Paoli
paper. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1923) Death Notice
on Sunday morning of the sudden death of Samuel Jones caused profound
sorrow among his many friends in Orange County. Mr. Jones had been
making his home with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Jones, at
Abeydell, and on retiring Saturday night he was apparently in good
health. Mrs. Jones thought she heard an unusual noise during the night,
to which she gave little attention, and early Sunday morning when she
went to the room to awaken Mr. Jones she received no response to her
call, and in opening the door to his room she found him lying dead in
bed. Mr. Jones had been a sufferer from liver trouble for some time,
which disease had affected his heart. Coroner Dr. K. I. Maris was
called and held a post mortem, his verdict being that heart disease was
the cause of Mr. Jones' death. Mr. Jones was a good citizen, honest in
his dealings with his fellow man, and his going out is deeply deplored.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at Ames Chapel,
the services being conducted by Rev. Mitchell, pastor of the M. E.
Church at West Baden. Paoli News. Submitted byTom Agan.
Edward, Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1923) Death Notice
Maxedon, who has been very low for several days, died at the home of
his brother, James L. Maxedon, here (Paoli) Friday night, of cerebral
apoplexy. He was 56 years of age,. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Crumly,
of Kansas City, Mo., a brother, James L. Maxedon, of this place, two
half-brothers, William and Thomas Maxedon and two half-sisters, Mrs.
Mary Byrd and Mrs. Lizzie Schurz. Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. J. W. McCullough at the Maxedon home here Sunday morning and
interment followed at Rock Springs in Southeast Township in the
afternoon. Submitted byTom Agan.
C., Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1923) Death Notice
community was deeply shocked late Friday afternoon to learn that Mrs.
Joseph E. Henly, of Bloomington, had been perhaps fatally injured in an
auto accident near that city. A telegram reached her son, Farwell
Rhodes, here immediately after the accident and he left for Bloomington
in his car. It was later learned that she died in a hospital at
Bloomington Friday night. She had suffered a fracture of the skull.
Henley was thrown out of her car and her skull crushed when it collided
with another car driven by Earl Buskirk, a high school boy.
Henley formerly lived here as the wife and later the widow of William
Rhodes, liveryman and was know and loved by all who knew her. She was a
woman of great mental and spiritual power in the community and she was
diligent in looking after the distressed or needy.
later married mr. Joseph E. Henley, a prominent Attorney of
Bloomington, Ind. where she had lived for a few years. She spent last
winter with her husband in Indianapolis where he was a member of the
upper house of the State Legislature.
services were held at Bloomington Sunday and the body was shipped to
this place where it lay in state at the West Baden Baptist Church from
eleven till 1:30 when another service was held and the remains taken to
the Ames Chapel cemetery and laid to rest beside her former husband, W.
A. Rhodes. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1923) Death Notice
Hiram Hobson, an old veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his
son, Enoch Hobson in this city Thursday night. Mr. Hobson was well
advanced in years and had been very active all his life up to within a
few months ago. Burial at Moores Ridge Sunday at 10 a.m.
from here accompanied the remains to Moores Ridge where a large number
were gathered to pay their respects to their deceased friend. Six of
his old comrade in arms were honorary pall bearers.
Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1923) Moores Ridge
Hiram Hobson, an old soldier of the Civil War was laid to rest at the
Moores Ridge cemetery Sunday, Rev. Volney Trimble officiating. We
extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1923)
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank our many friends and relatives for the sympathy shown us
in the recent illness and bereavement of our loved one, Hiram Mc.
Hobson, also for the many beautiful flower offerings tendered us by the
Christian church, K. of P. Lodge and the kind friends. We also wish to
thank the Rev. Trimble and the G.A.R. Post for the services rendered.
Such acts will not soon be forgotten. E. L. Hobson and Wife. Submitted
Blanche Carnes, Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1923) Death Notice
body of Blanche Clayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Carnes was
brought to this city for burial Sunday. Mrs. Clayton was killed in an
auto accident at Vincennes, Ind., where she resided. Interment was at
Mt. Lebanon Sunday afternoon. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (October 18, 1923) Death Notice
news of the death of Homer Allen at the Methodist Hospital at
Indianapolis last Thursday morning following an operation for
appendicitis on the previous Sunday night came as a shock to his many
friends here (Paoli). The operation was a success, but death resulted
from the poison that infected the system from the disrupted appendix.
The body was brought home Thursday night and funeral services were held
in the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the
pastor, Rev. W. I. Campbell, assisted by the pastor of the Baptist
Church, Rev. Allen.
generally known as a steady and industrious young man; pleasant and
sociable to all, and possessing many noble traits of character. He was
a member of the Thornton Club, a subsidiary organization of the
Presbyterian Sunday School, and had expressed a desire to place his
membership and that of his family in that church at an early date.
very beautiful tribute to his memory was paid by E. L. Throop in behalf
of the Thornton Club. many lovely floral offerings, borne by the close
lady friends of Mrs. Allen, were expressions of the high esteem in
which the deceased was held. The body was laid to rest in the I. O. O.
F. Cemetery, besides the remains of an infant son, laid to rest two
years ago. Mrs. Allen had been in a very critical condition due to
anxiety during his fateful illness and grief of his death. The sympathy
of the town and community is with her and the other surviving relatives
attendance from out of town at the funeral services of Homer Allen last
Sunday, were his mother, Mrs. Henry T. Allen, Orleans; two sisters,
Mrs. E. D. Shirey, of Omaha, and Mrs. Van Montgomery, of Orleans; one
brother, Dr. Charles Allen, Albany, N. Y.; Mrs. Alfred Vannerson,
Baltimore, Md.; Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Walker, Indianapolis; Edward Osborne
and son, of Elwood; George Pope and family of French Lick; Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Atkinson, French Lick; Miss Minnie Allen, Orleans; Mrs. Lucy
Halbert, Orleans and Mrs. Wilbur Baker, Orangeville. Submitted byTom
Alice, Springs Valley Herald (October 25, 1923) Obituary
Cora Alice Wilson Dixon, daughter of Argie and Sarah Wilson, was born
August 5, 1892 and departed this life October 15, 1923, age 31 years, 2
months and 10 days.
in marriage to Ottis Dixon June 27, 1914 and to this union were born
four children, threes boys and one girl, Ottis, Leathie, James and
Arthur. she has always been since her marriage a kind and loving mother
and a faithful wife, the home always had her care.
was converted and baptized July, 1923. It is always a great loss to the
family and to the community for a devoted one as she to be called away,
but we believe our loss is heavens gain and that she is asleep in Jesus
buried in the Moores Ridge Cemetery October 16, 1923. Rev. N. C.
Pfeiffer officiating. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Nora, Springs Valley Herald (November 1, 1923) Death Notice
Nora Davidson, widow of Thomas Davidson, died at her home in this city
about eleven o'clock Sunday night after an illness of only a few days
from abscessed teeth. About a week ago Mrs. Davidson's teeth became
affected to such an extent that her jaws were so swollen that the teeth
could not be extracted, but the gums were lanced and much pus kept
flowing, but her condition kept growing worse and terminated in her
death Sunday night. Since the death of her husband several years ago
she has lived with her two sons, Floyd and Raleigh, except during the
time they were both overseas during the World War. Since returning from
France the boys have made their home with their mother. She was a
member of the local lodge of Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.
funeral was at Abydel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Apple of the U. B.
Church conducted the services. The floral tributes were many and
beautiful. Submitted byTom Agan.