Orange County Obituaries


ABELS, Sarah Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Mrs. Elizabeth Abels, 68 years of age, died Monday night at her home in French Lick, following an illness of several months. Death was caused by cancer.
Mrs. Abels had been confined to her home for several weeks past, and her condition grew steadily worse.
Mrs. 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.
Short 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
Sarah 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 12 days.
Left an orphan at a tender age, her early years were spent in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Daugherty and Mrs. Polly Ann Grigsby.
At 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.
Giving 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 years.
Stricken with the dread 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.


We 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.

HOGGATT, Maggie Harmon, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Maggie 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.
The 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.

CROWDER, Roxie, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
Roxie 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.
Funeral 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.

PINNICK, Ida, Springs Valley Herald (May 9, 1929) Death Notice
The 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.
The funeral 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.

TREDWAY, Everett, Springs Valley Herald (May 16, 1929) Obituary
Everett 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 friends.
He united with the Christian Church at Cuzco in 1925. He was always a kind boy and always thought of his mother.
He 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 byTom Agan.

BLACK, Phoebe Divine, Springs Valley Herald (May 23, 1929) Obituary
Mrs. 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.
Phoebe was 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.
Phoebe 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 fit.


We 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.

BLEDSOE, Delphus, Springs Valley Herald (May 29, 1929) Death Notice
Delphus 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 illness.
Mr. Bledsoe, 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.
Mr. 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.
Funeral 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
Delphus 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.
He was 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.
At 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 Orders.
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.
He 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.


We 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.

CAVE, Cora, Springs Valley Herald (June 6, 1929) Death Notice
Mrs. 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 life.
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.
Illness 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 some time.
The body will be brought to French Lick some time this afternoon, according to present plans.
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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. Cora Cave, who died last Thursday morning, where held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home on Maple Street.
Rev. 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.
Claude Bundy, former singer in the French Lick Methodist Church choir, sang at the funeral. Mr. Bundy is now of Vincennes.
Following the services the body was interred in Ames Chapel cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) Obituary
Cora 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 French Lick.
Her father 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.
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.
On 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.
Her 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 loss.
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 with it.
For many 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.
She 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.
Her 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.
Blessed 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.

SILVEY, Mintie, Springs Valley Herald (June 13, 1929) Death Notice
An 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.
According 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.
Local 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.
The couple lived on Walnut Street.

Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929)
We 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 byTom Agan.

HAGAN, Arthur Benham, Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) Obituary
On Saturday, May 25, 1929 Arthur Benham Hagan passed away into the Great Beyond. Passed to meet his aged father who preceded him there six months before.
He was the second and 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.
He 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.
With the bereaved mother, sisters and brother herein mentioned he leaves many other relatives and friends.
It 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.

BAXTER, Turner, Springs Valley Herald (June 20, 1929) News Article
Turner 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 foul play.
Searching parties 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.
A 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.
A 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 them.

Springs Valley Herald (June 27, 1929) Death Notice
Turner 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.
While 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.
Baxter was found in a bad decomposed condition, caused from exposure for a long period.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon followed by interment in Cane Creek cemetery. He is survived by his wife. Submitted byTom Agan.

BREEDLOVE, Anna, Springs Valley Herald (June 27, 1929) Obituary
Mrs. 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.
She 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.
She 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.


The 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.

McCART, Arthur, Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
Paoli, Ind. July 10 - (Special to the Herald)
Arthur McCart, widely known Paoli attorney, died suddenly at his home in Paoli Thursday, July 4. Death was caused by acute indigestion aggravated by heart trouble.
Mr. McCart 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.
Mr. 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.
He was married April 17, 1894 to Cora Turley, who survives him.
Funeral services were held at Paoli Saturday afternoon and interment was made at Orleans beside a child who died in infancy.
The profusion of flowers and the numbers who attended the services attested to the popularity of Mr. McCart. Submitted by Tom Agan.

McBRIDE, Eva, Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
Eva McBride, about 40 years of age, daughter of James McBride, died at noon today at the St. Edwards Hospital in New Albany.
Miss McBride was taken to the hospital following an attack of acute appendicitis about a week ago.

Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1929) Obituary
Eva 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.
Eva 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.
In 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.

JOHNSON, Wesley, Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
Wesley Johnson, 35 years of age, died in the Hayden Military Hospital at Hayden Arizona, July 3. Death was caused from pulmonary tuberculosis.
Mr. 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.
His 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.
Mr. Johnson 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
Wesley 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.
On 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.
He 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.
Wesley 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.
For 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.
Wesley 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.


We 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.

SPARKS, Edgar, Springs Valley Herald (July 11, 1929) Death Notice
Edgar 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.
Mr. 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.
He 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.
Besides his wife and children he was survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Wolfington and two brothers, Elmore and Ellsworth Sparks.
Mr. Sparks was a member of the Ames Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church, where his body was laid to rest. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BALLARD, Hazel, Springs Valley Herald (July 18, 1929) Death Notice
Hazel 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 trouble.
Miss Ballard 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.
Miss Ballard's death was a sudden shock to many friends in West Baden and surrounding neighborhoods.
She 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.

CONDRA, Sarah Jane, Springs Valley Herald (July 25, 1929) Death Notice
Mrs. 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.
She 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 cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (August 8, 1929) Obituary
Sarah 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.
She 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.
Mrs. 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.


We 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.

KIMMEL, Maggie Alice, Springs Valley Herald (August 1, 1929) Obituary
Maggie 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.
On September 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.
Surviving 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.
Funeral 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.

McMICKLE, Sidney B., Springs Valley Herald (August 15, 1929) Death Notice
Sidney 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.
Besides the 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.
Rev. William Hancock conducted the funeral services.

Springs Valley Herald (August 22, 1929) Obituary
Sidney 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.
Although Mr. McMickle was not a member of any church he was a strong believer in a supreme power.
He was a hard working, honest citizen and of a pleasant light hearted disposition. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and associates.

Springs Valley Herald (August 29, 1929)
We 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.