Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Elizabeth Abels, 68 years of age, died Monday night at her home in
French Lick, following an illness of several months. Death was caused
had been confined to her home for several weeks past, and her condition
grew steadily worse.
Abels is survived by one daughter, Blanche, of French Lick; one
half-sister, Mrs. Mary Dunn, of Arkansas, and one half-brother, Frank
Roach, of Vincennes, Indiana.
funeral services were held at the West Baden Baptist Church yesterday
afternoon, followed by services and interment at Paoli. Services were
conducted by Rev. Warren Sanders of Mitchell.
Springs Valley Herald (May 16, 1929) Obituary
Elizabeth Abel, nee Myers, was born October 19, 1860 in Orange County,
Indiana. Departed this life may 6th, 1929. Aged 68 years, 6 months and
orphan at a tender
age, her early years were spent in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Washington
Daugherty and Mrs. Polly Ann Grigsby.
the age of 22 she was united in holy matrimony to James B. Abel, a
union that endured 32 years until its severance by the death of James
Abel, October 8, 1915. Four children were born to this home, three boys
and a girl. The sadness of losing the boys at infant ages, left a heavy
mark on this home, and caused an even greater bond of affection between
the surviving daughter, Blanche, and the mother. Inseparable in this
life, the bond of love between the two had been an inspiration to many,
who have witnessed the devotion they gave each other and in this sad
hour, the hearts of all the friends are heavy with sympathy for the
devoted daughter now left alone. A half brother, Frank Roach of
Vincennes, Indiana and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Dunn of Melrose, Ark.,
of the nearest of kin, survive.
her life to Christ at an early age, and becoming a member of the Paoli
Baptist Church, Elizabeth Able has been a force for good in whatever
community she resided. Coming to West Baden in 1918 she brought her
letter into this church, and by her faithful labors in church Sabbath
School and affiliated societies, did much to inspire others, and her
presence will be sadly missed by those who have had the privilege to
work with her. Her willingness and ability to assure her share of the
work had often been remarked upon, by those associated with her, and
the tender motherly instinct that guided her in the dealings with the
children will be remembered by many of our little ones in the passing
ailment she had been aware for long that the days here were numbered
and her unfailing cheerfulness and thoughts for others during the hours
when suffering has been most acute, teach us that she had a comforter
that was real and near to her and He has gathered her home.
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take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to all of our dear
friends who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our
dear mother and auntie, Elizabeth Abel. We especially thank Rev. Warren
Sanders for his consoling words and Ritter & Son for their
efficient service. Blanche Abel, Marie Scarlett. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Maggie Harmon, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Harmon Hoggatt, wife of Charles Hoggatt, passed away at Yuba City,
California, April 22, 1929 after a paralytic stroke. She lived only a
few minutes after the stroke. Besides the husband there remains to
mourn her loss four sons, Alvia of Kimberly, Wis., Claude of Prescott,
Ariz., Richard of Salem, Illinois, Clyde of Los Angeles, Calif., and
five step sons and daughters, Harmon Hoggatt of Yakima, Wash., Inez of
Indianapolis, Ind., Ernest, Wilma and Anna Lee of Yuba City, Calif.
family formerly lived near French Lick for several years, but has been
living in the western states several late years and have a number of
old friends and relatives here who will be grieved to hear of the death
of Mrs. Hoggatt. Submitted byTom Agan.
Roxie, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Crowder, wife of Vernon Crowder, died at their home east of French
Lick, Sunday, May 5th. Death followed shortly after giving birth to a
child which was born Saturday and also died immediately after. Mrs.
Crowder was 15 years, 1 month and 25 days of age at time of death.
Besides her husband she leaves her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles
Dixon, to mourn her sudden and unexpected departure.
services were conducted at Mt. Lebanon with interment in the nearby
cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. Mother and infant were laid to rest in the
same casket. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
body of Mrs. Thomas I. Pinnick was brought here Tuesday morning from
the County Charity Home. Death resulted from old age, Mrs. Pinnick
being past the four score age. Mrs. Pinnick passed away from this old
world on may 6th, 1929.
services were conducted at Sulphur Creek, Wednesday. He husband
preceded her death several years ago, however there are several
children living, one son, Everett in French Lick, also a son in
Indianapolis. We were not able to learn where the other children are.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Everett, Springs Valley Herald (May 16, 1929) Obituary
Tredway, son of Stella Tredway, was born April 28, 1909 and departed
this life May 12, 1929 being 20 years and 14 days of age. He leaves to
mourn his departure mother, three sisters and four brothers, an aged
grandfather, several aunts and uncles and a host of relatives and
with the Christian Church at Cuzco in 1925. He was always a kind boy
and always thought of his mother.
took to bed with typhoid fever seven weeks ago and bore it with
patience and always talked of never getting well. He told his mother
that he was going to Heaven and wanted her to meet him there. Submitted
Divine, Springs Valley Herald (May 23, 1929) Obituary
Phoebe Divine Black, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Divine, was born May
10, 1842 and departed this life Friday, May 17, 1929 at 6:35, being 87
years and 7 days of age.
united in marriage to John H. Black in 1862 and according to their vow
they lived a good devoted life to each other until God called him away
September 20, 1920.
To this union
were born 9 children, two girls and seven boys, 6 which have passed
before their mother. Three sons are left to mourn her departure: John
A. Black of French Lick; Joseph and Austin Black of Hammond; two
daughter-in-laws, Mrs. Cora Black of Hammond and Mrs. Maude Black of
French Lick, who cared for her through all her sickness. Phoebe also
leaves four grandchildren, Dessie Ferguson of French Lick, Carrie of
Indianapolis, Woodrow and Earl Black of Hammond, 4 great grandchildren,
Ivan, Norman and Chester Ferguson of French Lick and Maxine McFarland
of Lawrenceville, Ill.
professed religion in her younger days and joined the Methodist church,
said to have lived up to her duty. About three months ago she gave
herself over to the hands of the Lord to deal out her case as he saw
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wish to thank those who so kindly assisted us during the illness and
death of our mother, Mrs. Phoebe Black. Also we wish to thank those who
gave flowers and Rev. Ada Huestan and undertaker Schmutzler for their
kind services. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Delphus, Springs Valley Herald (May 29, 1929) Death Notice
Bledsoe, 54 years of age, died Tuesday at his home on Washington
Street. Death was caused by leakage of the heart, and followed a long
who has been
in Illinois for the past several years, came here several weeks ago to
see his mother, Mrs. Lorinda Bledsoe of West Baden, who was ill. He
became sick and had been confined to his home here since.
Bledsoe is survived by six children: Mrs. Vida Wright, Lewis, Russell,
Juanita and Ruth of French Lick, and Paul of Bloomington, Illinois. His
mother also survives, as do three brothers and two sisters: Otto and
Dolphus of Vincennes, Organ of West Baden, Mrs. Anna Condra and Oma
Bledsoe of West Baden.
services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the United
Brethren Church, in French Lick. Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the First
Christian Church, will have charge of the services. Burial will follow
at Ames Chapel cemetery. The French Lick Lodge No. 586, F. and A. M.
will give the Masonic services at the grave.
Springs Valley Herald (June 6, 1929) Obituary
Bledsoe, son of Louis and Lorinda Bledsoe, was born in Orange County,
Indiana on July 5, 1876. He departed this life May 28, 1929. Age 52
years, 10 months and 23 days.
deprived of his father by death in his early youth. He was one in a
family of nine children, and his mother being unable to support them he
was taken to live with foster parents, Dr. Ellis of Unionville,
Indiana. It was there he spent the greater part of his childhood. It
was then those who knew him say he developed the sunny smile and good
disposition that he has kept ever through life.
On August 13,
1896 he was united in marriage with Mary E. Buck to which union was
born six children.
the age of 27 years he united with the United Brethren Church at Red
Quarry. He has long been a member of the Masonic and Modern Woodman
In his last
days living in
the grip of an ill fated condition to which he so nobly committed
himself, he had expressed his willingness to go.
leaves to mourn his loss a wife, Mary E.; three sons, Paul, Louis and
Russell; three daughters, Mrs. H. T. Wright of French Lick, Juanita and
Ruth at home; a mother, Lorinda of West Baden; three brothers, Organ of
West Baden, Otto and Dolphus of Vincennes, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs.
John Condra and Oma of West Baden; four grandchildren, nephews and
nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their assistance and
sympathy during our bereavement, the illness and death of our husband
and father, Delphus Bledsoe. Also express our appreciation to the
singers and donors for the beautiful flowers and to the Masonic Order.
The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (June 6, 1929) Death Notice
Cora Cave, wife of W. W. Cave, died early this morning at the St.
Joseph Hospital in Louisville. Mrs. Cave's death followed an illness of
several weeks, an operation being preformed Monday in order to save her
Mrs. Cave was
taken to the
Louisville hospital about ten days ago, when her condition became
critical. A cancerous growth was thought to be the cause of her death.
has caused Mrs. CAve to be confined to her home for the past several
weeks. She had been taking treatments from a New Albany hospital for
The body will
be brought to French Lick some time this afternoon, according to
Cave has been prominent in civic, church and welfare work in French
Lick for many years. She was a member of the French Lick, M. E. Church
and was a devoted member. She was a member of the Woman's Study Club
and other civic organizations.
Cave is survived by her husband, W. W. Cave, one brother, James A.
Wells of Bloomington, and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Haigh of Madison,
Indiana, and other relatives and friends who deeply mourn her passing.
One brother, Harry Wells, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cave was
61 years of age.
Springs Valley Herald (June 13, 1929)
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CAVE ARE HELD
services for Mrs. Cora Cave, who died last Thursday morning, where held
Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home on Maple Street.
R. H. Toole, former pastor of the French Lick M. E. Church, but now
pastor of the Grace Methodist Church at Indianapolis, had charge of the
services, with Rev. C. O. Morin and Rev. L. F. Drash assisting.
former singer in the French Lick Methodist Church choir, sang at the
funeral. Mr. Bundy is now of Vincennes.
services the body was interred in Ames Chapel cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) Obituary
Wells Cave was born in Orange County, Indiana February 7, 1868, the
daughter of Hiram Elwood Wells and Mary Jane Hill Wells. The first
eight years of her life were spent on a farm near Abydell. In 1876 the
family moved to Paoli, where they lived until 1882 when they moved to
was one of
the pioneers in the development of French Lick. He was an outstanding
character in the community and it was from him that she learned the
qualities of leadership which later distinguished her.
mother, from whom she inherited and acquired her loving disposition and
her intense religious convictions, died when she was nineteen years
old. At the death of her mother she immediately assumed the
responsibilities of the home in rearing the younger children and caring
for her father. Her face and heart so full of love and sympathy, led
them to turn to her in all their pleasures and sorrows.
October 10, 1899 she was united in marriage to Will W. Cave. They have
lived nearly thirty happy years together in a companionship which grew
richer and sweeter with each succeeding years. their ever widening
circle of friendship continually added to those who remember and
cherish the gracious hospitality of their home. The pastor of their
church was often with them and visiting ministers always found a glad
welcome with love and sympathy and good cheer.
life was so interwoven with the life of this community that there is
hardly an organized activity which dies not feel a sense of irreparable
In early life
she united with
the Methodist Episcopal Church and has since lived a consistent and
devoted member. She was regular in her attendance at all the services
of the church and was a leader in the auxiliary organizations connected
years she was a
teacher of the beginners class in the Sunday School and most of the
younger generation of the town were at one time the object of her
tender solicitude and motherly care. She was the leader of the choir,
whose members today pay silent tribute to her memory and breathe out
the love which they can not sing.
passed from this life on the morning of June 6, 1929. She is survived
by her husband, one brother, James A. Wells of Bloomington, Indiana.
and one sister, Mrs. Sidney Haigh of Madison, Indiana. One brother,
Harry, died in October 1919.
passing leaves a place in the home and in the community which can not
be filled, but when time has partially healed the hurt which our hearts
feel now, we can rejoice that such a woman lived among us and wrought
so greatly for the betterment of the town in which she dwelt.
are the dead who die in the Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, they rest from
their labor and their works do follow them. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (June 13, 1929) Death Notice
epithet hurled at her husband last Friday night cost Mintie Silvey, 40,
Negro, her life when she was shot through the heart and instantly
killed by her husband, Edward Silvey.
to Silvey, who immediately following the killing fled the scene, later
returning and surrendered to authorities, his wife called him an
unprintable name during a domestic quarrel and he shot her.
authorities arrested Silvey and he is in jail charged with murder. He
will plead temporary insanity, it is understood, when his case is
called for trial.
lived on Walnut Street.
Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929)
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wish to thank all who were so kind to us in the death of our loved one,
Mrs. Mintie G. Silvey. We deeply appreciate the beautiful flowers sent,
the Resolutions from the different organizations to which she belonged
and the pastor of the West Baden Baptist Church. All these brought us
comfort in our trying hours. Sincerely, Mother and Brothers. Submitted
Benham, Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) Obituary
Saturday, May 25, 1929 Arthur Benham Hagan passed away into the Great
Beyond. Passed to meet his aged father who preceded him there six
He was the
youngest son of Osa and Margaret Hagan and was born in Orange County,
Indiana near French Lick. In this vicinity he spent his entire life
until the past three years, during which time he has been in the
Western part of the United States where he met his death.
leaves to mourn their moss his mother and sisters, Martha and Bessie,
all of French Lick, Catherine of Palmyra, Bertha of Paoli and Bernice
of Newport, one brother, Luther of French Lick.
bereaved mother, sisters and brother herein mentioned he leaves many
other relatives and friends.
is comforting to know that in suffering death Benham has paid the debt
all mankind must pay, is in the hands of the God of Love who is just
merciful and kind, who doeth all things well. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) News Article
Baxter, 72 years of age, last week disappeared from his home in Jackson
Township and has not been heard from since. When Baxter left home he
carried a considerable sum of money and relatives and authorities fear
composed of neighbors and police authorities of Orange County conducted
the vain investigation in an effort to find Mr. Baxter's where ever he
went, followed him but returned the same day.
handkerchief thought to be Baxter's was found in Painter Creek shortly
after his disappearance and led to the dragging of the creek, without
avail. Authorities also found a place in a nearby woods where someone
had lain, but were unable to identify it with Baxter.
wire to relatives in Kentucky in the hope that he had left to visit
them, but the Kentucky kinsmen had not as yet received a visit from
Springs Valley Herald (June 27, 1929) Death Notice
Baxter, 72 years of age, after being missing for thirteen days, was
found last Sunday morning about 400 yards from his home in Jackson
Township, with his throat cut. He had been dead since shortly after his
disappearance, according to authorities.
searchers were combing Painter Creek and searching over most of the
county, Mr. Baxter lay dead in a clump of bushes a short distance from
his home. He had apparently cut his throat with a razor shortly after
telling his wife he was leaving, and laid down to die. The blood razor
was found in a shirt pocket.
found in a bad decomposed condition, caused from exposure for a long
services were held Sunday afternoon followed by interment in Cane Creek
cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Submitted byTom Agan.
Anna, Springs Valley Herald (June 27, 1929) Obituary
Ira Breedlove, an old resident of this community passed away June 20th,
1929. She was born in Orange County, Indiana, September 23rd, 1854 and
was married to Ira Breedlove June 12th, 1873. She was a loving mother
and was patient and faithful in her sickness, but with her going away
the home is broken up never more to be united on earth.
leaves surviving the following who were faithful and attentive during
her last sickness: William Breedlove, West Baden, Indiana; Leroy
Breedlove, French Lick, Indiana; Mrs. Laura Barnett, Marion, Indiana;
Mrs. Edith Turner, St. Louis, Mo.; Harry and Albert Breedlove, French
Lick, Indiana; one brother and one sister, Mrs. Harrison Cornwell and
William Storey, French Lick, Indiana.
realized the going and called all the children to her bed and kissed
them goodbye,and did it with the spirit of a brave sailor.
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children of Mrs. Ira Breedlove, deceased, wish to thank their friends
for the kindness shown them during the lingering sickness of their
mother, who passed away June 20th, 1929. We also want to thank the Rev.
Montgomery of West Baden, Indiana for his words of comfort in our
sorrow and we thank the undertaker, Mr. Schmutzler, for his attention.
We also thank the choir for their beautiful songs. The Children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
WEEL KNOWN ATTORNEY DIED AT HIS HOME IN PAOLI
Paoli, Ind. July 10 - (Special to the Herald)
McCart, widely known Paoli attorney, died suddenly at his home in Paoli
Thursday, July 4. Death was caused by acute indigestion aggravated by
was one of
the best known lawyers in this section of the state, enjoying an
extensive practice of private law. He was widely respected by many
friends, who he made both as a private citizen and before the bar.
McCart was born at Paoli, Ind., July 24, 1868 and was 60 year of age at
the time of his death. He was a graduate of Paoli High School, Normal
School at Mitchell and graduated in law at Columbia University. He has
at various times served as town attorney for Paoli, Orange County
attorney, prosecuting attorney and has served in the census bureau at
Washington, D. C.
married April 17, 1894 to Cora Turley, who survives him.
services were held at Paoli Saturday afternoon and interment was made
at Orleans beside a child who died in infancy.
of flowers and the numbers who attended the services attested to the
popularity of Mr. McCart. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
about 40 years of age, daughter of James McBride, died at noon today at
the St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany.
was taken to the hospital following an attack of acute appendicitis
about a week ago.
Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1929) Obituary
McBride, daughter of James R. and Harriett E. McBride, was born
December 9, 1879 and departed this life July 11, 1929, aged 50 years, 7
months and 2 days. She leaves to mourn her passing the father, James R.
McBride of French Lick, six sisters and brothers, namely: Mrs. Charles
Reidholm of Lockport, Ill., Mrs. Dale Zimmerman of New Baltimore,
Mich., Mrs. Walter Allor of Mt. Clements, Mich., Mrs. Norman McDonald,
of Washington, Ind., Mrs. Nellie Love and Mrs. Rolla Jones of French
Lick, James V. McBride of Indianapolis and Charles McBride of Novelty,
Ohio, also a host of other relatives and friends.
enjoyed the usual, happy carefree life of childhood until she was
eleven years old when disease fastened itself upon her and from then
until the time of her death she was a constant sufferer. Never free
from pain, yet always with a smile and a cheery word for those about
her, her life radiated sunshine and love in the home. The strong bond
of affection which existed between her and the other members of her
family was indeed beautiful to see. When death took the dear mother out
of this home 8 years ago, Eva, invalid though she was, filled the place
left vacant in a wonderful manner, being comforter, counciler and
friend to the bereft father and the brothers and sisters. She was loved
as a neighbor and friend by all who knew her. Her neighbors and friends
enjoyed visiting with her in her home for she never complained of her
affliction. She was so kind and sympathetic with everyone that instead
of going to sympathize with her, her friends took their troubles and
problems of life to her for sympathy and advice.
her going the father has lost a loving affectionate daughter who always
thought of his comfort and well being above all else. The brothers and
sisters a true, devoted sister who always had their welfare at heart
and who made home a place where they loved to come. The other relatives
and friends one who was always staunch and true and of whom it can so
truthfully be said, "she was our friend." Her life so pure and spotless
was an open book to all, and naught but good was found therein. Just
before her passing she told those about her that she was ready to meet
the final summons. Submitted byTom Agan.
Wesley, Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
Johnson, 35 years of age, died in the Hayden Military Hospital at
Hayden Arizona, July 3. Death was caused from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Johnson was well-known locally. He had been in Prescott, Arizona for
about three months on account of ill health, and was on his way home
when he became worse at Hayden.
body was shipped here and burial was held at Ames Chapel cemetery
Tuesday afternoon, with the local post of the American Legion having
charge of the services.
is survived by his father, John T. Johnson, mother, wife and several
brothers and sister.
He was a
rural mail carrier on a route out of West Baden for a number of years.
Springs Valley Herald (July 18, 1929) Obituary
Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson of near West Baden, was
born September 17, 1895 and departed this life July 3, 1929, at the age
of 33 years, 9 months and 16 days.
June 6, 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Knight, which
proved to be a happy union until their separation at his death.
leaves to mourn their loss, besides the broken hearted wife, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson, three sisters, Mrs. Nora Erwin
of Greentown, Ind., Mrs. Pearl Pickering of Markel, Ind., and Mrs. Zeta
Cleaver of West Baden; three brothers, Fred of Windfall, Ind., Lee of
Huntington, Ind., and Rolla of Garrison, Iowa. and a host of other
relatives and friends.
enlisted in the service of his country August 31, 1918 and received an
honorable discharge from the U. S. Army April 15, 1919. For the past
eight years he has served as mail carrier on Route 2 out of West Baden.
some time he had been failing in health. Thinking that a change of
climate would be beneficial to him, he and his wife went to Arizona in
April of this year. He seemed to be improving until a few weeks before
his death, when he took a suddenly worse and he was in the Government
Hospital at Prescott, Ariz., when death overtook him.
was a loving and devoted husband, a kind and thoughtful son and an
obliging neighbor. His honesty, good-heartedness and obliging nature
won him friends among all those with whom he came in contact.
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wish to take this means of thanking our friends and neighbors for the
sympathy extended us during the illness and death of our beloved
husband and son, Wesley Johnson. Especially do we wish to thank Rev.
Goins for his consoling words and friends for the beautiful floral
offerings. Mrs. Wesley Johnson and Relatives. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
D. Sparks, well known citizen of West Baden, died last Thursday, July
4, at his home in West Baden. Mr. Sparks was 75 years of age.
Sparks was married to Miss Ruth Trueblood July 3, 1879. Th this union
was born two children, both of whom survive. They are: Azor Sparks of
Chicago, Ill. and Walter J. Sparks of Vincennes, Ind. His wife preceded
him in death, December 18, 1887.
was then united in marriage to Miss Clarissa C. Simmons on April 11,
1889. To this union was born six children, two of which preceded him in
death. Those surviving are: Mrs. Ermal Moore of West Baden, Mrs.
Lillian M. Love of Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Ruth Eisele of Chicago,
Ill., Elwood Sparks of West Baden.
wife and children he was survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Wolfington
and two brothers, Elmore and Ellsworth Sparks.
was a member of the Ames Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, where his
body was laid to rest. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Hazel, Springs Valley Herald (July 18, 1929) Death Notice
Ballard, 31, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ballard, died at their home
Wednesday, July 17th, at 8:00 p.m., from a lingering case of heart
had not been n
good health for some time and had just been home from a Louisville
hospital about three weeks and it was thought she was improving nicely.
Ballard's death was a sudden shock to many friends in West Baden and
leaves to mourn her passing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, two
brothers, Claude of Mackinaw Island, Mich., and Noel of West Baden and
one sister, Mrs. Charles Claxton of West Baden. We were unable to learn
of the funeral arrangements today. Submitted byTom Agan.
Jane, Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1929) Death Notice
Will Condra, aged 75 years, 2 months and 15 days passed away at her
home here Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Condra had been in poor
health for several months. She was a well known and very respected lady.
was the mother of twelve children, four of whom have preceded her
death. The eight surviving to mourn her loss are Tom Condra, of French
Lock; Lon of Lexington, Ky.; Mrs. Elda Benton, French Lick; Mrs.
Thressa Cooke, West Baden; Mrs. John Bledsoe, Newcastle; Mrs. John
Leonard, of French Lick; Mrs. Elsie Ballard, French Lick; and Mrs.
Howard Pruett, of Newcastle, also 31 grandchildren and a number of
great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon by Rev. Bex at Ames Chapel with interment in the adjoining
Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1929) Obituary
Jane Seybold Condra, wife of William L. Condra, was born in Orange
County, Indiana, May 7, 1854. Age 75 years, 2 months and 15 days. She
departed this life July 22, 1929 at her home near French Lick, Indiana.
was united in marriage to William L. Condra September 12, 1869 and to
this union were born twelve children, four of whom have preceded her in
death. William Walter died in infancy, then James Franklin Condra, John
Alfred Condra and Minnie Florence Ballard; eight children surviving are
Mrs. C. C. Cook of West Baden, Indiana, Mrs. John Leonard of French
Lick, Indiana, Mrs. George Ballard of French Lick, Ind., Mrs. John
Bledsoe, New Castle, Indiana, Mrs. Ella Benton, French Lick, Indiana,
Thomas Condra, French Lick, Indiana, Alonzo Condra, Lexington,
Kentucky, Mrs. Howard Pruett, New Castle, Indiana.
Condra had thirty one grandchildren and twenty nine great
grandchildren. She united with the Church of Christ about 1879 and
continued faithful unto death and died in the Triumph of a living
faith. As the shadows of eve came creeping in Monday evening, July 22nd
at 7 o'clock the death angel stepped softly in and whispered softly to
this dear wife and mother, "come unto me, I will give thee rest."
Obediently she answered the great call, Our Lord, and left a host of
relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during our
bereavement of our wife and mother, Sarah Jane Condra. Also we thank
Rev. Bex and Mr. Ritter for their assistance and those who gave their
assistance and those who gave floral offerings. Husband and Children.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Alice, Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1929) Obituary
A. Walters was born in Orange County, September 15, 1895 to Thomas and
Elizabeth Leonard Walters and passed away July 21, 1929. Age 33 years,
10 months and 6 days.
4, 1922 she was united in marriage to Garrett Kimmel at Paoli, Indiana.
To this union was born two children, Garrett Jr., age 5 and Juanita
Ruth, age 3.
She has lived
in Bedford, Indiana six years.
She was a
member of the Elon Christian Church of Orange County.
are the husband and two children; the parents; six brothers, Charles,
Elwood, Clifford, and Hershel of Orange County and Bennie and Joseph of
Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Gertrude, at home and a host of other
relatives and friends.
She was a
loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
services were held at the home Tuesday at one thirty by Rev. S. B.
Walls, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Greenhill
cemetery at Bedford, Indiana. Submitted byTom Agan.
Sidney B., Springs Valley Herald (August 15, 1929) Death Notice
McMickle, 63 years of age, was found dead in his room in a hotel in
Saint Louis, last Friday morning. The cause of death was given as
asphyxiation. Mr. McMickle was well know locally and the body was
brought here by undertakers W. V. Ritter & Son, Sunday morning.
Burial services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Providence cemetery
near Fargo, Indiana.
widow, Mrs. Sarah McMickle of French Lick, three sons survive the
father's death. Guy of French Lick, Zenor of Chicago, Illinois and John
of Lebanon, Missouri.
Hancock conducted the funeral services.
Springs Valley Herald (August 22, 1929) Obituary
B. McMickle, son of John and Elizabeth Allen McMickle was born near
English, Crawford County, Indiana on June 18, 1866 and departed this
life in St. Louis, Missouri on Friday, August 9, 1929. Age 63 years, 1
month and 21 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Wellman January
25, 1888. To this union three sons were born, namely: John of Roach,
Missouri; Guy of French Lick, Indiana and Zenor of Chicago, Illinois.
All of which survive. He also leaves the widow, nine grandchildren, one
sister, Mrs. Mary Tillery of Newton Stewart and one brother, Fountain
McMickle of Indianapolis, Indiana.
McMickle was not a member of any church he was a strong believer in a
was a hard working, honest citizen and of a pleasant light hearted
disposition. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and
Springs Valley Herald (August 29, 1929)
CARD OF THANKS
take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to those who so
kindly assisted us in the bereavement of our husband and father, S. P.
McMickle. Also for the foral offering and those who furnished cars. The
Family. Submitted byTom Agan.