Manerva Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (December 29, 1932) Obituary
E. Rogerson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Patton, was born in Pike
County, Ind., September 23, 1860 and went to her reward November 30,
1932, age 72 years, 7 months and 7 days.
1872 she was united in marriage to L. R. Rogerson. To this union was
born seven children, four of whom survive. Her husband, two sons and
one daughter have preceded her to the great beyond.
leaves to mourn their loss, four daughters, Mrs. Dona Myers of West
Baden, Ind., Mrs. Ivah Paxton of Liberal, Kansas, Mrs. Pearl Davison of
West Baden, Ind. and Mrs. Desa Rogerson Laur, also of West Baden, one
step-daughter, Mrs. Macie Vincent of Huntington, Ind., and one
step-son, Tilden Rogerson of Liberal, Kansas, sixteen grandchildren,
six great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Rogerson's life has not been exempt of the hardships as for seventeen
years she has been a widow and upon her fell the care of the home.
Never the less, courageously and with faith in God, she faced her
trials with resignation to her Heavenly Gather's will. Nearly three
years ago her son, Wilbur, was taken to the hospital for an operation
from which he never recovered. [See obit for Wilbur Rogerson] It was a
great blow for her to give up her only son. From that time she has been
failing in health.
her daughter, Desa, made their home in French Lick until january of
this year when they went to live with daughter, Mrs. Davidson, of
Prospect. The 15th of this month she had a stroke of paralysis and grew
constantly worse until Wednesday when she slipped away to be with Jesus
and loved ones gone before.
forty years she has been a true follower of God and a firm believer in
the Christian religion. For about fifteen years she has been a faithful
member of Pilgrim Holiness Church. Her prayers, testimonies and
rejoicing will not soon be forgotten. many time, with face aglow, as
though lit up with a heavenly radiance, she has praised God for his
saving, sanctifying and keeping power, and many, many times in her
personal testimony she was heard to say, "God has never left me alone.
All is well, and I am merely awaiting the time the Lord shall call and
I shall leave this land of sin and sorrow for my Heavenly home."
While in bed,
gradually growing worse, she rejoiced and praised God, saying she was
ready to go.
was a loving, sympathetic and faithful mother, wide awake to the
interest of her family, always holding them up to God in prayer by
faith. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones, who feel they have
lost a treasure. Her place in the home and the Church will be vacant.
However the influence of her Christian life will live long.
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during the
sickness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. M. E. Rogerson. Also for
the floral offerings and donors of cars. The Children. Submitted by Tom
H., Springs Valley Herald (December 29, 1932) Obituary
H., the son of Jonathan and Frances Clark, was born June 9, 1861 and
departed this life December 13, 1932. Aged 71 years, 6 months and 4
served three years in the Civil War and also three of Charles' sons
served in the World War.
born in Martin County and spent his entire life near the same place.
March 21, 1886 he was united in marriage to Eunice Emmons. To this
union was born eight children, five sons and three daughters.
was a good neighbor, always trying to be a friend to everyone. He spent
his entire life making and providing a home for his family. No
sacrifice ever being to great for him to make for his loved ones.
he did not have long to live, on September 6, `932 Rev. Meredith was
call to the home and Mr. Clark made his peace with his Savior and
united with the M. E. Church at French Lick. The last few days he was
permitted to live, he was very happy in his love for his Savior.
had been sick for 18 months and everything that loving hands could do
was done for him. He was very patient, never complaining, always bore
his suffering without a murmur.
He was a kind
and loving father and a faithful husband.
daughter, Rose, and three grandchildren, a father, mother, and eight
brothers and sisters have preceded him in death. He was the last of his
He leaves to
mourn his loss a wife, five sons, Elza and Oscar of Martin County,
George and harry of Chicago, Elmer of French Lick, two daughters, Mrs.
Nora Moore and Mrs. Louisa Daugerty of French Lick, nineteen
grandchildren, one great grandchild, besides a host of other relatives
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could have brought more sorrow and grief than the death of our dear
husband and father, Charles H. Clark, the burden almost unbearable.
deeply thank our friends and neighbors who helped to assist and comfort
our dear companion and dear father through his last suffering moments
until his spirit took its flight to the God who gave it.
ones who remained with us in hours of soul distress and also who went
to the silent grave. We truly thank all who assisted in preparation and
burial of our dear husband and father. We wish to express our many
thanks to Dr. C. E. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ritter, Rev. Meredith for
his consoling words and his sympathy shown the entire family. Wife,
Children and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (January 7, 1932) News Article
Barnes, until a few months ago a resident of West Baden, but now of
Paoli, died at his hime in Paoli last Monday (January 4, 1932) night at
7:00 o'clock. He had been in poor health for some time and his illness
became critical two weeks ago.
Barnes was a blacksmith and worked at his trade while in West Baden. He
is survived by his widow and several children. Funeral services were
held yestereday afternoon at the Paoli United Brethren church with
interment in the city cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Wayne, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
January 14, 1932, about one hour before the noon hour the Death Angel
entered the home of I. J. McCune and called to rest his little son,
Garthe Wayne. He is the son of I. J. and Ida L. McCune. He was born
April 4th, 1922. He was 9 years, 9 months and 10 days old. He was one
of a family of nine children, six brothers: Victor of Cuzco, Ellwood,
Harold, Walter, Vernon and Howard all at home; and two sisters: Mrs.
Leslie Stanfield of near French Lick and Irene at home. His mother
preceded him in death two years ago last August.
will be missed by a father, six brothers and two sisters, one
grandmother, uncles, aunts and other relatives and a host of friends,
also in the community and Sunday School. To know him was to love him.
Little Wayne bore his suffering patiently until the Master said "Come."
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness
shown us during the sickness and death of our dear little son and
brother, and also Rev. Propheter for his consoling words. I. J. McCune
and family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Freeman, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
Freeman Archer, daughter of Stanford and Ellen Freeman was born January
2, 1857 and departed this life January 13, 1932. About 75 years and 11
days. She was united in marriage to George Archer on September 10,
1878. To this union was born eleven children, four of which have
preceded her to the great beyond. She was born in Martin County,
Indiana and spent her entire life in the neighborhood in which she was
born. She became a member of the Methodist church about forty years ago
and has lived a true christian life ever since.
She has been
an invalid for the past three years and bore all her
suffering with patience. She often had her neighbors to come in and
sing and pray with her. She testified herself, that she was ready to
go. She was a true and faithful companion and a kind and loving mother,
always set a Godly example before her family and was always interested
in the welfare of all her friends and neighbors and was loved by all
who knew her.
She leaves to
their great loss the aged husband, seven children, Charles of Lansing,
Mich.; Mrs. Roscoe Cooper of Alexander, Ill.; Mrs. Edward Hopper and
Everett Archer of West Baden, Ind.; Mrs. Wm. Ragens, William Archer and
Mrs. Wm. Hendrix all of French Lick, Ind.; one brother Charles Freeman
and one sister Mrs. George Milburn; 34 grandchildren, 11 great
grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. We ask ourselves the
question, "What is home without a mother?" for we all realize that
mother is our best friend on earth from a baby up to womanhood and
manhood no matter what our troubles are. We always go to mother, who is
always ready to forgive and comfort her children. It is sad to know
that we can never see mother again in this life, but there's
consolation in the hope that we can meet her again in Heaven's pearly
gate where she will be waiting and watching with beckoning hands for
her loved ones she has left behind in this world of tears and sorrows.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Junice Mae, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
Mae Walters, little daughter of Frank and Laura [Owens] Walters was
born December 5, 1925, died December 27, 1921, aged six years and
She leaves to
her departure father and mother, her little sister, Norma and her aged
grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Walters, many other relatives and a host of
Junice had a
disposition. She was not only the light of her home, but of the whole
neighborhood. One could not help but love her.
Truly it has
been said "and a little child shall lead them."
is not dead - the child of our affection, but gone unto that school
where she no longer needs our poor protection and Christ himself doth
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want to thank our neighbors and friends for their help and sympathy
through the sickness and death of our dear little daughter and sister.
We especially thank Brother Drash for the consoling words, those who
gave beautiful flowers, those who assisted in the singing, Dr. Holiday
and Mr. Schmutzler. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walters and daughter Norma.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Ellen Green, Springs Valley Herald (January 28, 1932) News Article
John W. Wininger, 66 years of age, died early Tuesday (January 26,
1932) morning at her home in the Bellvue addition, the result of a
heart attack. Mrs. Wininger had been ill for several months, but her
death was not expected.
services were held this afternoon at the United Brethren church in
French Lick, conducted by Rev. Porter Walls and assisted by Rev. Byrum,
pastor, and Rev. Apple. Interment was made in Ames Chapel cemetery.
Wininger was a well known citizen of French Lick and had taken an
active part in church affairs until her last illness. She us survived
by her husband, one daughter, Miss Cora Wininger at home; four sons,
Rolla at home, William of Muncie, Samuel of Indianapolis and Roy of
Springs Valley Herald (February 4, 1932) Obituary
Green Wininger, daughter of Samuel and Catherine Green, was born in
Martin County, September 2, 1865, where she resided until the age of
21, when she was united in marriage to John W. Wininger of French Lick,
Ind., making their home there.
To this union
was born five children, four boys and one girl.
Ellen, as we commonly knew her, was a very devoted wife and mother.
Often in our visits with her have we heard hew speak of how she enjoyed
having her children with her and doing for them. Her words of sympathy
and deeds of kindness shall not be forgotten.
united with the United Brethren Church in Christ 33 years ago. And
often as her pastor have we heard her speak of her willingness to
sacrifice and give to her church that it might continue and go on
winning souls to the Lord. And in her last testimony we shall never
forget her speaking of her hope in that Land of perfect day. She was
also a member of the Royal Neighbor Lodge at West Baden. Aunt Ellen
passed to her crowning January 26, 1932, aged 66 years, 4 months and 8
She leaves to
mourn her going,
her very devoted husband and five children, namely: William L. of
Muncie, Ind., Samuel J. Indianapolis, Ind., Roy D. of Columbus, Ind.,
and Rolla C. and Cora still at home. Two brothers, one sister, four
grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
must not forget to speak of how tenderly she bore her suffering. And
how willing were the hands of those that were at home with her to make
her life easy.
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want to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and
sympathy through the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother. We
especially thank Rev. W. J. Byrum, Rev. M. E. Apple, Rev. S. P. Walls
for their consoling words; also the Royal Neighbors lodge, those who
assisted in the singing of the hymns, the many beautiful flower offers,
Drs. J. R. and George Dillinger and Mr. W. O. Ritter. John Wininger and
Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1932)
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT
beloved Royal Neighbor, Ellen Wininger, has been called from Sprudel
Camp Number 7208 to the Supreme Camp on high -
That we, the Royal Neighbors, extend to the bereaved family our heart
felt sympathy and assure them that while they mourn the loss of a dear
one, we too mourn the loss of a loving member, therefore, be it,
Resolved: That as a token of loyalty to the memory of our deceased
member we lovingly drape our charter for thirty days.
Further that the recorder of Sprudel Camp convey this message to the
bereaved ones and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our
Maude Palmer, Veronica Perrin, Hazel E. Roberts Submitted by Tom Agan.
Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (January 28, 1932) Obituary
Elizabeth Simmons, daughter of Hannah and Basil B. Simmons was born at
Cuzco, Ind. August 11th, 1889 and die January 21, 1932 at the age of 42
years, 5 months and 10 days.
in her infancy she was afflicted with a sickness that affected her
hearing and retarded her mind. Regardless of these handicaps she
attended the public schools at Cuzco for a few years and received a
fairly good education. However her hearing became gradually worse and
finally she was forced to leave school.
the mind of a child and being of poor understanding she never united
with the church. (Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid
them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God. Luke 18:16)
her from that Haven of Rest, is her father who was especially fond of
her. He preceded her in death 21 years ago. She also has an infant
brother and sister over there.
leaves to mourn her mother, five sisters: Mrs. Etta Thacker of Cuzco,
Mrs. Ida Watkins and Mrs. Hattie Roberts of Indianapolis, Mrs. Olive
Wineinger of French Lick and Mrs. Grace Andrews of Crystal; two
brothers, Ray Simmons of Bedford and Roy Simmons of Indianapolis and a
host of other relatives and friends.
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hereby wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and
sympathy during the illness and death of our dear daughter and sister.
We especially thank Rev. Propheter and Rev. Byrum for their consoling
words. Mrs. Hannah Simmons and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1944) News Article
Harmon, 38, passed away at Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, Monday, July 17,
1944. His funeral service was conducted today, Thursday, at the Baptist
Church in West Baden and burial was at Mt. Lebanon. His death was due
to diabetes. He retired in reasonable health, however, Sunday night,
and was found dead in bed Monday morning.
He had been
employed at one time by Ringling Brothers circus, as a midget clown.
survived by two children.
& Son had charge of arrangements and Rev. Callaway conducted
Springs Valley Herald (August 3, 1944) Obituary
Harmon was born July 4th, 1907 at West Baden, Indiana, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Asa Harmon, died July 17, 1944.
leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Opal Harmon, two children, Sam
and Dixie Lee, his mother, Mrs. Edna Harmon, two brothers, Leo and Ray;
five sisters Beatrice, Muriel, Winnie, Phyllis and Edna Lorraine.
two sisters and one brother have gone on before.
George was known and loved by all that knew him. He had a cherry word
and smile for everyone. He attended West Baden public school. After
leaving school he engaged in a theatrical profession. He was always
ready to give his time and talent to entertain at hospitals and schools
and it was a joy to him to bring happiness in the life of others.
In 1938 he
became a member of the Church of God in Indianapolis.
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wish to thank friends both far and near who were so kind and helpful in
our hour of sorrow. We wish to thank those who sent the beautiful
flowers, the pall bearers, the women of the Baptist church and the
consoling words of Rev. Callaway. Mrs. Edna Harmon and Family.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Forest, Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1932) Obituary
Forest Lomax, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman [and Louisa Jacobs] Lomax,
was born in French Lick, February 2, 1896. He passed away at the
Veteran's Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, February 5, 1932,
His age was 36 years and 3 days.
was united in marriage October 14, 1922 to Ruth Shed of Indianapolis.
At the outbreak of the world war he enlisted in the Navy and faithfully
server his country during that trying period. He was honorably
discharged soon after the close of the war.
leaves to mourn his loss his wife, who so patiently cared for him
during his last sickness, father, mother, two brothers, Ed Lomax of
Indianapolis, Paul Lomax of West Baden, one sister, Mrs. R. R. Roach of
Indianapolis, two nephews, Jules and Athol Lomax of Columbus, Ind., a
niece, Joanne Lomax, of Indianapolis, a large acquaintance and friends.
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wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our many
friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown at the death
of our beloved son and brother, William Forest Lomax We want to thank
the Rev. Rumbly for his consoling words, W. O. Ritter for his efficient
service, all those who sent the many beautiful flowers, those that were
so kind to furnish cars, and especially we want to thank the American
Legion for their great help to us and for the respect and honor paid by
them to a comrade in arms. Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Lucy, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Lucy Stackhouse, wife of John A. Stackhouse, trustee of French Lick
Township, died suddenly yesterday morning (February 24, 1932) at her
home north of West Baden. Death was attributed to heart failure. Mrs.
Stackhouse was 67 years of age.
Stackhouse had not been well for some tome, but her condition was not
considered serious. She had gone to the nearby barn to do the morning
milking when the heart attack came, and she died before assistance
could be rendered.
The news of
death was a severe shock to her friends in West Baden and French Lick,
as well as in orange County. She was well-known throughout this
Stackhouse, besides her husband, are two sons, John A. Jr. of
Indianapolis and Floyd of West Baden; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Ham of
Orangeville, Mrs. G. H. Pruett of French Lick and Mrs. Sam Charles of
West Baden. She is also survived by five sisters, a number of
grandchildren and other relatives.
Stackhouse was the daughter of Lindus and Elizabeth Pipher and was born
and raised in the community where she had made her home. She was a fine
Christian woman and was held in esteem by all who knew her.
services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 1:00 o'clock
at the Ames Chapel M. E. Church, according to present plans. Interment
will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (March 3, 1932) Obituary
Lucy E. Pipher Stackhouse, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. and
Elizabeth Ann (nee: Lindley) Pipher was born in the southern part of
Orangeville Township, August 15, 1865 and departed this life February
united in marriage
to John A. Stackhouse, September 10, 1885. To this union were born five
children: Mrs. Effie E. Charles of West Baden, Mrs. Grace A. Pruett of
French Lick, Mrs. Lois E. Ham of Orleans, Floyd T. Stackhouse of West
Baden and John A. Stackhouse of Indianapolis. (Mrs. Ham was bereft of
her husband in February 1928).
leave to mourn their loss besides the broken hearted husband and
children, four sisters, Mrs. Fannie Stine of Orleans, Mrs. Carrie
Grigsby of West Baden, Mrs. Emma Campbell and Mrs. Dora Webb of French
Lick, fifteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
the past forty-four years Mr. and Mrs. Stackhouse had resided on their
farm two miles north of West Baden and their home has become a landmark
in the community. During these years Mrs. Stackhouse has endeared
herself to her neighbors and acquaintances.
her girlhood days, Mrs. Stackhouse was converted and united with the M.
E. Church at Ames. She has these many years been a faithful christian.
No one can reflect upon her devoted life without feeling that there is
such a thing as a spirit-filled life. The home, the church and society
lose heavily when such a life has been taken. there are however, many
compensations. Her loved ones and friends feel that she is the happier
and we are all made better in heart and richer in soul when we reflect
on her christian life.
As a wife and
mother she was always at her best, striving with her sympathy,
kindness, thoughtfulness and love to fill her place in the home and
community. She has fallen asleep, but has left us a wonderful legacy,
the influence of her daily Christian walk. She had courage to be true
to her convocations, but charity for all.
going has caused great sorrow and grief to the husband and children,
but after all we do not morn as those who have no hope, for we have the
assurance that, Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.
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wish to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to those who so
kindly gave their assistance and sympathy in the death of our dear
companion and mother. Especially do we thank the ministers, the pall
bearers, the singers, the pianist and the undertaker. John A.
Stackhouse and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Harry, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Qualkinbush, 40 years of age, died at his home in French Lick early
Tuesday morning (February 23, 1932) after a lingering illness covering
several months. Death was caused by dropsy.
Qualkinbush was until his illness an employee of the French Lick
Springs Hotel Co. at it dairy. He has been connected with the hotel for
a number of years.
his widow, Mrs. Hattie (nee:Self) Qualkinbush and four children, all at
home. Surviving also are two brothers and a sister, Mrs. H. O. Leonard.
services were held this afternoon at the Mt. Lebanon Methodist church,
in charge of the French Lick Lodge No. 586, F. & A. M., of
Mr. Qualkinbush was a member. Rev. Ada Hueston delivered the funeral
service. Interment was made in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Submitted
Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Nancy Lane Moon, 69 years of age, died yesterday (February 24, 1932) at
her home in West Baden following an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Moon
was born on February 25, 1862, and if she had lived until today she
would have been 70 years old.
Moon lived in Unionville for a number of years and was married to
Thomas Moon July 3, 1883. Her husband preceded her in death on May 27,
1928. She leaves no children and she is the last in a family of two
brothers and five sisters.
services will be held tomorrow at 10:00 o'clock at Ames Chapel M. E.
Church, conducted by Rev. L. F. Drash, pastor of the French Lick
Christian Church, of which Mrs. Moon was a member. Interment will be
made in the adjoining cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
Martha, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Martha Gilliatt, 84 years old, widow of Nathan Gilliatt, died Saturday
morning (February 20, 1932) at her home near French Lick. Mrs. Gilliatt
had been ill for some time with cancer, which caused her death. Funeral
services were held Monday afternoon at Moores Ridge Methodist church,
conducted by Rev. A. L. Meredith, pastor of the French Lick M. E.
Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
is survived by three daughters and one son. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Spaulding, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1922) Obituary
Spaulding Cox was born March 12, 1853, about two miles from the home
where she resided all her married life, and died Jan. 25, 1922. Age 68
years, 10 months and 13 days. She was the daughter of Richard A. and
Martha Ann Spaulding. On December 23, 1869 she was united in marriage
to Richard L. Cox. To this union were born nine children, five boys and
four girls. Three of these, two girls and one boy and the husband,
Richard L. Cox, have preceded her in death. The children surviving are
Wm. R. Cox, Cora B. Taylor, Charles C. Cox, Emory Oscar Cox, Flora A.
Larkin, and Harry C. Cox.
leaves behind also thirty-one grandchildren. and one great grandchild.
Of her brothers and sisters the following remain from the family circle
of ten: Charles E. Spaulding of Tixton, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Bressie and Ida
B. Carbin of Salem, Ind,; and Lura A. Stephens of Jackson, Mich.
Mrs Cox and her worthy husband united early in their married life with
the Cane Creek Christian Church of which they both remained faithful
and reliable members until death.
a wife and mother she loved her home and her husband and children. Her
life was centered in their welfare and their happiness, and to her has
come the joy of every good mother who has seen her boys and girls grow
up into worthy men and women. Blessed is the woman to whom it is given
as a life's task to rear sturdy children into useful and upright
manhood and womanhood. This was the task assigned her at the hand of
God and now the night is come when no man works. Her work is finished,
she rests in peace in the bosom of the Father "who giveth his beloved
sleep." Submitted byTom Agan.
William Howard, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1922) News Article
destroyed the home of Sam Charles, a farmer who lives on Route 1 out of
West Baden Monday night about 9:00 o'clock. The family had retired and
all were sleeping soundly when they were awakened by the flames of
their burning dwelling and the family had only time to escape with
their lives with the exception of Howard, the thirteen year old son who
got confused and ran into a room where he was cut off by the flames and
could not get out. His father managed to get to him and got him out but
not until he was so badly burned that he died Tuesday morning (February
14, 1922). Mr. Charles was badly burned while rescuing the boy, but
said to not be seriously burned. Nothing was saved from the burning
building but a rug that one of the neighbors jerked out of one of the
occurrence spreads a
gloom over the entire community who sympathize with the family in their
terrible loss of the boy who perished in the flames.
Charles is the son of Mr. George A. Charles and his wife is a daughter
of John A. Stackhouse. The funeral and burial at Ames Chapel was held
Springs Valley Herald (February 23, 1922)
RESOLUTION OF CONDOLENCE TO MR. AND MRS. SAM CHARLES AND FAMILY
the teacher and pupils of Prospect Public School, wish to extend our
heartfelt sympathy to you, who mourn the loss of so priceless a
treasure as Howard, who was taken away so untimely.
this going out we have lost a most congenial companion, the school and
ideal student, the teacher an obedient pupil, and the community a most
splendid and profound character.
His aim and
ideal always the highest, his purpose obedience and his motto service.
coming in and going out of our midst will be missed, but the beauty of
his character and the splendor of such a life as his will always remain
with us and will keep our memory green and verdant of such a splendid
We deeply and
express our loss, but know yours is much greater. We can only point you
to the one who is the only conqueror over death. He speaks and says, "I
am the resurrection and the life" "I am the way, the truth, and the
life" into this hope we wish to place our faith with you and wait until
we can gather in the "greater school" of God's love and wisdom and the,
"We shall see him as he is." Signed, Marion S. Flick, Teacher and
Pupils of Prospect School.
Springs Valley Herald (February 23, 1922) Obituary
Howard Charles, son of Samuel and Effie Stackhouse Charles, was born
November 5, 1908, died February 14, 1922, at the age of thirteen years,
three months and nine days. He was a good boy, so quiet and gentle; and
a very obedient son, always willing to help his Father and Mother in
every way that he could. In November, 1920 he was converted having
always been a lover of Sunday School, of which he was a regular
attendant. In his last hours he expressed the utmost confidence in the
master, telling his loved ones that it would be alright, and that Jesus
would take care of him. He will be missed by all. His untimely death
was a great shock to his friends, and his fond parents and little
sister can not understand why it should be. But God makes no mistakes.
He doeth all things well. "For now we see through a glass darkly; but
then face to face."
evening before his death, he started home from his grandfather's
singing, "Coming Home." No one thought that his going would be so soon.
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wish to thank our neighbors and friends and everyone who so kindly
helped us in our sad hour of grief, in the loss of our dear son Howard,
also for the beautiful flowers and the good singing from the choir and
for the words of comfort that Bro. Glick and Bro. Raaf brought to us,
and the undertaker, Mr. Ritter who did his best and was so nice and
kind. May God bless every one. Sam Charles, Family and Relatives.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1922) Obituary
Elizabeth Pinnick, widow of John H. Pinnick deceased, was found dead
about four o'clock Wednesday morning (February 7, 1922) by her son Ed,
who lived with her. Mrs. Pinnick retired between seven and eight
o'clock seemingly in the best of health. She must not have made a
struggle, for the cover and bedding looked as if she had not moved.
Judging from the stiffness of the body when found she must have died
was held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Highland and the body
was laid to rest in the Highland cemetery.
She was a
member of the Methodist church for many years. Death was caused by
Oedena of Glattis.
Springs Valley Herald (March 2, 1922) Obituary
Elizabeth, daughter of William and Evangaline Purkhiser, was born
January 19, 1856 near Paoli, Ind. Most of her life was spent near the
home of her birth. At the age of 22 years she was married to John H.
Pinnick. To this union was born eight children. The husband and two
small children preceded her in death. Under the preaching of Rev. Frank
Denny, she united with the Methodist Church at Highland Chapel several
to awake where tears are no more February 7, 1922. Age 66 years and 19
days. She leaves to mourn their loss 4 sons, Edward and Leroy Pinnick,
who lived with her; Charles G. Pinnick of California and James F.
Pinnick of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie McCracken of
Vincennes and Mrs. E. L. Hobson of French Lick. She reared two
step-children from infancy, Volney H. Pinnick of Columbus, Ohio and
Mrs. Wm. Watts of West Baden; three sisters Mrs. Wm. Laurie of
Mitchell, Ind, Mrs. W. K. Lynch and Mrs. J. H. Carnes; one brother,
James H. Purkhiser. The three lived near the home of their sister and
many other relatives and friends.
funeral was preached by the Rev. Martin Compton of Orleans, Ind.,
assisted by Otho Jackson of French Lick, Feb. 9th at 2:30 after which
the body was laid to rest in the Highland cemetery by the side of her
husband who died eight years ago, the same month and almost the same
CARD OF THANKS
the neighbors and friends we extend our sincere thanks for their
assistance and words of comfort in the death of our mother, Mary E.
Pinnick and the Coldwell employees for the beautiful flowers. The
Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
LOVE, Nancy Ella
Conrad, Springs Valley Herald (January 23, 1922) Obituary
loving remembrance of our dear wife, daughter and sister, Nancy E.
Conrad Love, who was born Feb 23, 1885 and departed this life February
20, 1922, aged 36 years, 11 months and 25 days.
15 years of age she was united with the Christian Church at Cane Creek,
but later, after moving to French Lick she became a member of the U. B.
united in matrimony with Edward M. Love, November 28, 1904, to whom she
remained true and devoted to the end.
as we called her, had a severe attack of influenza and pneumonia fever
in November 1920, from which she was again confined to her bed December
30, 1921, from which she passed to a better life, where there is no
sorrow, grief or parting. Two weeks before the Lord called her from
this life, she called her sister, Mrs. Leeming, and told her that she
was prepared to meet her redeemer. Everything that loving hands could
do was done for her, but the Lord knew best, and called her home.
She is sadly
missed by her living and devoted husband, father, five brothers, two
sisters and many other relatives and friends.
services were conducted at Ames Chapel by the Rev. J. H. Baughman of
French Lick, after which the body was laid to rest in the cemetery
there to await the morning of the resurrection of the just.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to hereby to express our sincere thanks to all who so kindly
assisted during the illness and decease of our dear wife, daughter and
sister, Nancy E. Conrad Love. Edward M. Love, George Conrad, Clara
Conrad Leeming, Rose Conrad Wanser, James Wright, Herman Conrad, Lemuel
Conrad, Robert Conrad, Thomas Conrad. Submitted byTom Agan.
Russell, Springs Valley Herald (March 2, 1922) News Article
entire community was shocked this morning to learn that Russell
Brothers, the 14 year old son of Mrs. Fannie Brothers had died early
this morning after being sick only a few hours.
arose yesterday morning with a sore throat and not feeling well. As his
mother was away visiting a sister he was advised by Mrs. Robertson who
rooms there to stay at home from school and get some medicine from a
doctor. This he did but kept getting worse and by night his condition
was getting serious. His mother arrived home at nine o'clock and two
doctors were with him till the end, but nothing could be done. He was a
rather delicate boy and had a weak heart we are told which made the
progress of the disease more rapid.
have not been completed yet as two brothers are at quite a distance and
the funeral will be deferred till they can come.
was a bright boy and a member of the French Lick High School and it is
sad to think of his being called away so soon in life. His mother and
four surviving brothers have the most sincere sympathy of the community
in this hour of sad bereavement.
Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) News Article
services for Russell Brothers were held at the M. E. Church Sunday at
one o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. Jeffery. The large auditorium of
the church was filled to capacity.
four brothers who were all away from home at school or in business came
in to attend the funeral, some of them coming several hundred miles.
beautiful floral tributes were banked around the caskets.
able and comforting sermon was delivered by Rev. Jeffery and the
services were time so as to be over by the time the other funeral
occurred. [see obit for William Livengood]
rather peculiar incident occurred at this time. Just as the Masons had
formed their double line in the street to march to the Livengood home
the other procession came from the M. E. Church taking the casket back
to Mrs. Brothers residence to await burial at Rockport the next day.
They passed through the Masonic lines who stood with uncovered heads.
This was very fitting as Russell's father was a Mason and his mother is
an Eastern Star and his brother Benny is a Mason.
perhaps, the first tome that ever two funeral processions were in the
streets of this little city at the same time.
remains of Russell were taken to Rockport Monday and laid to rest by
the side of his father who preceded him several years ago. A number of
Eastern Star members and others accompanied the family to Rockport.
Submitted byTom Agan.
William Ellsworth, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) News Article
FATHER AND DAUGHTER KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
morning about eight o'clock this community was stunned and horrified
when news came over the wires that the auto driven by W. E. Livengood
had skidded and turned upside down on the Dixie highway about four
miles north of Mitchell, and that Mr. Livengood was instantly killed
and his daughter was badly hurt.
Livengood and his daughter, accompanied by Geneva Rogers and Elvis
Parks, had left this city about six o'clock Friday morning for Bedford
to attend the sectional Basketball Tournament to be held there that
day. When they met a car on the road about four miles north of Mitchell
they drove near the edge of the concrete pavement of the road bed in
passing it and owing to the icy condition the car skidded and turned
over. Mr. Livengood was pinned under the steering wheel and his chest
was crushed. Death came to him instantly. Miss Ethel was caught across
the back by the edge of the car and her back broken and internally
injured. An ambulance was called from Bedford, but she died before
reaching the hospital. Several cars from here with friends and
relatives rushed to the scene of the accident as soon as the word was
received here and Mrs. Livengood reached her daughter a few minutes
before she died.
arrived here on the evening train and were taken to the home on Summit
funeral was conducted at the Christian Church at 2:30 sunday and was
attended by the greatest concourse of people ever seen in this city.
The house was packed as long as standing room was available and twice
as many more stood outside waiting till the services were over to have
an opportunity to view the remains. Rev. Collins conducted the services
assisted by Rev. Ulmer of New Albany. The last part of the ceremony at
the church was given by the masonic order of which Mr. Livengood was a
menber. It was said by one who counted the persons who passed by the
caskets to take a last look, that there were over 1,600 . The caskets
were vanked by a great many floral designs in which roses and
services the long cortege of two hearses and scores of autos forming a
procession nearly a mile in length started for the cemetery at Ames
Chapel where the beautiful burial service of the Masonic ritual was
completed. Here the caskets were placed in two steel vaults and lowered
into a concrete wall grave.
Livengood carried about $50,000 in Life insurance and told us only a
few weeks ago that in case of his death he had provided well for his
Livengood was one
of our best citizens and had been postmaster for six years having
resigned that position last fall, several months before his term
commenced building a new house on his farm just east of town and
intended moving back to the farm this summer.
Ethel was a member of the Senior class of French Lick High School, a
talented musician and a popular young woman respected and loved by all
who knew her.
widow who has lost all her family in this terrible accident, has the
deepest sympathy of the entire community in her sad and complete
Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) Obituary
Ellsworth Livengood, son of Wm. J. and Margaret Bledsoe Livengood, was
born at the old homestead in French Lick Township, Oct. 6, 1868 and
departed this life March 3, 1922, aged 53 years, 4 months and 27 days.
October 30, 1890 he was married to Miss Mellie E. Lane. To this union
was born one son who died in infancy and one daughter who sleeps with
him today amidst this garden of flowers.
united with the Christian Church at old Pleasant Valley, but this
church passed out of existence and in Jan. 19, 1920 he placed his
membership in the French Lick Christian Church, where he has since been
a string and ardent supporter of the cause of the Faith once delivered
to the Saints.
He joined the
Fraternity and was made a Master Mason May 27, 1915. He has been a
brother and friend to those who sit with you to mourn the loss of so
grand a man as W. E. Livengood.
subject of the sketch has served his community in almost every capacity
and from a contractor to a Postmaster he was found to be the same loyal
citizen. Never was it said he failed or was derelict in his duty.
E. Livengood never knew what it was to throw a friend aside, but was
true and loyal without a fault. No man who asked help was turned away
and few are the men in this city he has not given counsel and aid.
was a poor mans friend, a useful citizen, an untiring workers, a
devoted father and husband, a kind and obliging neighbor, a loyal
member of his fraternity and a Christian gentleman. His advice was "Be
a man, live so you can look the world square in the face and at the end
let it be said "Here lies a Man.""
was the eldest of eleven children and the sixth one to be taken. He
leaves to mourn his loss a beloved companion and wife; two brothers,
Albert E. and Fred; three sisters Mrs. Ida Flick, Mrs. Alice Lashbrooks
and Mrs. Pearl Beatty whose health would not permit her to be present
but whose devotion to her brother was sublime; may nephews, nieces and
other relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
fail to express my thanks to my friends and neighbors for all they did
for me in my trouble. There was always a willing hand anxious to help
me any way they could. Also I wish to thank Bro. Collins for his
constant help from day to day. Mrs. W. E. Livengood. Submitted byTom
Ethel Alleen, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) Obituary
Alleen Livengood, daughter of William Ellsworth and Mellie Livengood,
was born December 24, 1904 and departed this life March 3, 1922, aged
seventeen years, two months and nine days.
January 6, 1914 she united with the Christian Church at French Lick and
always remained a faithful member. She was one of the most constant and
consistent workers the church has ever had. Early in life she was
appointed and elected pianist of this church and has seldom missed a
service from that day except in sickness or when out of the city. Her
greatest joy was in the service of her church and her playing, singing,
speaking and personal work has not only brought recruits from her
friends, but her constancy of love and service is yet burning in the
hearts of her young friends in the Jolly Booster Sunday School Class,
of which she was a member.
passing away of this young life so untimely has left an aching void in
the hearts of her many relatives and friends who loved and admired her
virtues and splendid Christian character.
She leaves to
mourn her loss her mother, six uncles, four aunts and many other
relatives and friends.
No malice or
hatred or strain accompanied her rich life. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Winslow, Springs Valley Herald (March 16, 1922) Obituary
the oldest son of Azor and Emeline Frentress, was born June 2, 1875 and
after a brief illness of ten days died March 11, 1922. Aged 46 years, 9
months and 9 days.
He leaves to
mourn their loss an aged father and mother, one sister Mrs. Lizza
Pitcher of French Lick; three brothers, Jabez of French Lick; Ben of
Indianapolis; William of Evansville, and many friends.
made French Lick his home until 1919 then he moved on a farm in Jackson
Township where he made many friends by his ever willing hands and his
gentle kindness, We can't only say the family have list a son and
brother, but the community a friend and neighbor.
bore his sickness with such patience, never a murmur or sigh, always a
smile for each and everyone who came near. On the last evening he
looked up at his sister, who was ever near and said let's go home to my
home over there.
services were held at Mt. Lebanon by Rev. Jackson.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their help and kindness
during the sickness and death of our son and brother. Especially do we
thank the Jackson township people for their help, bottling house boys
for the beautiful flowers, the Drs. Hammond and Sloan for their medical
aid, Rev. Jackson for his words of comfort and W. O. Ritter for his
kindness. Mr. and Mrs. Azor Frentress, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pitcher, and
Brothers. Submitted byTom Agan.
Charles, Springs Valley Herald (March 16, 1922) Obituary
Anderson, son of Frank and Sarah [Belcher] Anderson, was born May 22,
1906, and departed this life Marh 6, 1922, age sixteen years, 9 months
and 12 days.
Charles was a
obedient son always ready to help share his part of life's burdens. he
will be greatly missed byt God doeth all things well.
leaves to mourn his loss a father, mother, five brothers and three
sisters, Mary Byers, Belle Anderson, Wavel Anderson; lawrence, Everett,
Lee, Philip and Orville. Let not your heart be troubled. Ye believe in
God believe also in Me. In my Fathers's house are many mansions of it
were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. i
will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye
may be also.
He was taken
to Emmons Ridge for burial Tuesday, March 6. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Daisy May Lomax and Ruth Evelyn, Springs Valley Herald (April 6, 1922)
sad tragedy was enacted last Saturday (April 1, 1922) morning at the
home of John Beswick at West Baden when a gasoline can exploded and
Mrs. Beswick and her little two year old child was burned to death. It
seems that Mrs. Beswick, about nine o'clock started to build a fire in
the cook stove and by mistake picked up a gasoline can instead of the
coal oil can and poured some on the kindling and touched a match to it.
The explosion followed instantly from the can, exploding the can. She
and little one who was standing by her side were enveloped in flames
and before the flames could be extinguished they were so horribly
burned that they died about 2 o'clock. The funeral and burial was held
Sunday afternoon. Interment at Ames.
Beswick was about 18 years old and the young husband is bereft of his
entire family by this sad accident. He was at the West Baden Springs
Hotel Bowling Alley, of which he is manager, when the accident
occurred. He has the deepest sympathy of the entire community in this
terrible loss of his loved ones.
Springs Valley Herald (April 6, 1922) Obituary
Lomax Beswick was born August 19th, 1903. Departed this life April 1st,
1922. Aged 18 years, 8 months and 12 days.
was married to John Beswick on October 15th, 1918. To this union was
born Ruth Evelyn on July 9th, 1920. Their life together was one of the
most happy times that anyone could wish. They as well as the
grandparents idolizing the little girl which was taken at the same time
her mother on April 1st, 1922. People who knew the departed ones have
lost a real friend but the time had come and they have gone on ahead.
She leaves to
mourn her death her husband, father and mother, three brothers and one
CARD OF THANKS
wish to express our thanks to our friends for the assistance given us
in our loss of wife and daughter and grandchild. Also for the floral
tokens of love. John Beswick, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Lomax and Family.
Submitted byTom Agan.
BUCK, James B.,
Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1922) Obituary
B. Buck, son of Jackson Wyatt and Elizabeth Buck, was born in Summer
County, Tenn. July 16, 1846. Died April 5, 1922. Aged 75 years, 8
months and 21 days at the home of his daughter Mrs. Sol Moore of
He was united
marriage to Nancy Jane Wilhelm March 20, 1873. To this union were born
eight children of which three and his wife preceded him to the great
survived by five
children, two brothers and three sisters and a host of grand and great
grandchildren and other relatives and friends to mourn this loss. His
children are Mrs. Delphus Bledsoe of LeRoy, Ill., Mrs. Bud Chapman of
Lewisburg, Ky., Mrs. Sol Moore of Cannelburg, Ind., Mrs. Garfield Flick
of West Baden and Wm. Buck of Vincennes.
brothers and sisters are: George W. Buck of Boyd, Tex.;W. H. Buck of
Henderson; Mrs. Maehildia Smith of Henderson, Ky.; Mrs. Sarah J. Rogan
of Earls, Ky.; and Mrs. Dorotha Smith of Morgonton, Ky.
He was a
veteran of the Civil War serving his county at the age of 16.
united with the Methodist church at an early age and became minister of
the gospel, which he continued for thirteen years. Submitted byTom
Hiram H., Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1922) Obituary
H. Merideth, son of Samuel and Ann Merideth, was born in Crawford
County, Indiana on October 20, 1858. He departed this life on April 16,
1922 at the age of 63 years, 5 months and 26 days.
march 4, 1881 he was married to Miss Julia A. Cosby in Crawford County,
Indiana. To this union were born four children, two sons and two
daughters, Mrs. Thomas Gregory of French Lick, Ind,; Mrs. Jesse C.
Merideth of St. Anthony, Ind.; Russell Merideth of Princeton, Ind; and
Vivian Irene Merideth of French Lick.
brother, John T. Merideth of Mangam, Okla. and one sister, Mrs. Idealla
Cuzzort of Birdseye, Ind., survive him. He also leave two
grandchildren, Gladys Gregory and Doris Merideth.
leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn for him who unite
in acclaiming him a man of pleasant and agreeable disposition, steady
and ready to lend his assistance to helpful work.
almost eleven years he has been an invalid, bearing his suffering with
patience and keeping in close touch with the teaching of the Word of
his friends for the
last time he told them, as he held their hands in clasp, they would
know no more that he was prepared to meet his maker and was ready to
depart this world. Submitted byTom Agan.