Orange County Obituaries


ROGERSON, Manerva Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (December 29, 1932) Obituary
Manerva 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.
In 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.
She 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.
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. Rogerson and 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.
For 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.
She 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.


We 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 Agan.

CLARK, Charles H., Springs Valley Herald (December 29, 1932) Obituary
Charles, 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 days.
His father served three years in the Civil War and also three of Charles' sons served in the World War.
Charles was born in Martin County and spent his entire life near the same place.
On March 21, 1886 he was united in marriage to Eunice Emmons. To this union was born eight children, five sons and three daughters.
He 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.
Realizing 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.
He 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.
One daughter, Rose, and three grandchildren, a father, mother, and eight brothers and sisters have preceded him in death. He was the last of his father's children.
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 and friends.


Nothing could have brought more sorrow and grief than the death of our dear husband and father, Charles H. Clark, the burden almost unbearable.
We 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.
The 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.

BARNES, Howard, Springs Valley Herald (January 7, 1932) News Article
Howard 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.
Mr. 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.

McCUNE, Garthe Wayne, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
On 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.
He 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."


We 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.

ARCHER, Jane Freeman, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
Jane 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 mourn 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.

WALTERS, Junice Mae, Springs Valley Herald (January 27, 1932) Obituary
Junice Mae Walters, little daughter of Frank and Laura [Owens] Walters was born December 5, 1925, died December 27, 1921, aged six years and twenty-two days.
She leaves to mourn her departure father and mother, her little sister, Norma and her aged grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Walters, many other relatives and a host of friends.
Junice had a sunny little 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."
She 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 rule.


We 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.

WININGER, Ellen Green, Springs Valley Herald (January 28, 1932) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Funeral 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.
Mrs. 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 Columbus, Ind.

Springs Valley Herald (February 4, 1932) Obituary
Ellen 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.
Aunt 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.
She 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 days.
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.
We 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.


We 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 Children.

Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1932)

Whereas: Our beloved Royal Neighbor, Ellen Wininger, has been called from Sprudel Camp Number 7208 to the Supreme Camp on high -

Resolved: 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.

Resolved: 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 records.
Maude Palmer, Veronica Perrin, Hazel E. Roberts Submitted by Tom Agan.

SIMMONS, Emma Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (January 28, 1932) Obituary
Emma 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.
Early 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.
Having 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)
Beckoning 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.
She 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.


We 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.

HARMON, George, Springs Valley Herald (July 20, 1944) News Article
George 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.
He is survived by two children.
Ritter & Son had charge of arrangements and Rev. Callaway conducted the services.

Springs Valley Herald (August 3, 1944) Obituary
Little George Harmon was born July 4th, 1907 at West Baden, Indiana, son of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Harmon, died July 17, 1944.
He 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.
His father, two sisters and one brother have gone on before.
Little 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.


We 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.

LOMAX, William Forest, Springs Valley Herald (February 18, 1932) Obituary
William 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.
He 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.
He 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.


We 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.

STACKHOUSE, Lucy, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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 her 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 district.
Survivors of Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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.
Funeral 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
Mrs. 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 24, 1932.
She was 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).
She 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.
For 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.
In 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.
Her 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.


We 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.

QUALKINBUSH, Harry, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Harry 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.
Mr. 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.
He is survived by 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.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Mt. Lebanon Methodist church, in charge of the French Lick Lodge No. 586, F. & A. M., of which Mr. Qualkinbush was a member. Rev. Ada Hueston delivered the funeral service. Interment was made in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

MOON, Nancy, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. 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.
Funeral 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.

GILLIATT, Martha, Springs Valley Herald (February 25, 1932) News Article
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. Gilliatt is survived by three daughters and one son. Submitted by Tom Agan.

COX, Elizabeth Spaulding, Springs Valley Herald (February 9, 1922) Obituary
Elizabeth 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.
She 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.
Both 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.
As 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.

CHARLES, William Howard, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1922) News Article
Fire 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 rooms.
The sad 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.
Mr. 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 Thursday.

Springs Valley Herald (February 23, 1922)
We, 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.
In 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.
His 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 life.
We deeply and feelingly 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
William 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."
The sunday evening before his death, he started home from his grandfather's singing, "Coming Home." No one thought that his going would be so soon.


We 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.

PINNICK, Mary Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (February 16, 1922) Obituary
Mary 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 before midnight.
The funeral 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
Mary 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 years ago.
Mrs. Pinnick fell asleep 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.
The 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 day.


To 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
In 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.
When 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. Church.
She was united in matrimony with Edward M. Love, November 28, 1904, to whom she remained true and devoted to the end.
Ella, 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.
Funeral 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.


We 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.

BROTHERS, Russell, Springs Valley Herald (March 2, 1922) News Article
The 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.
Russell 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.
Arrangements have not been completed yet as two brothers are at quite a distance and the funeral will be deferred till they can come.
Russell 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
Funeral 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.
The 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.
Many beautiful floral tributes were banked around the caskets.
An 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]
A 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.
This was, perhaps, the first tome that ever two funeral processions were in the streets of this little city at the same time.
The 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.

LIVENGOOD, William Ellsworth, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) News Article
Friday 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.
Mr. 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.
The bodies arrived here on the evening train and were taken to the home on Summit Street.
The 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 carnations predominated.
After the 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.
Mr. 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 family.
William E. 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 expired.
He had commenced building a new house on his farm just east of town and intended moving back to the farm this summer.
Miss 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.
The lonely mother and widow who has lost all her family in this terrible accident, has the deepest sympathy of the entire community in her sad and complete bereavement.

Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) Obituary
William 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.
On 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.
He 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 Masonic 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.
The 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.
W. 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.
He 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.""
He 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.


Words 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 Agan.

LIVENGOOD, Ethel Alleen, Springs Valley Herald (March 9, 1922) Obituary
Ethel 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.
On 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.
The 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.

FRENTRESS, Winslow, Springs Valley Herald (March 16, 1922) Obituary
Winslow, 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.
He 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.
He 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.
Funeral services were held at Mt. Lebanon by Rev. Jackson.


We 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.

ANDERSON, Charles, Springs Valley Herald (March 16, 1922) Obituary
Charles 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 good obedient son always ready to help share his part of life's burdens. he will be greatly missed byt God doeth all things well.
He 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.

BESWICK, Daisy May Lomax and Ruth Evelyn, Springs Valley Herald (April 6, 1922) News Article
Another 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.
Mrs. 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
Daisy May Lomax Beswick was born August 19th, 1903. Departed this life April 1st, 1922. Aged 18 years, 8 months and 12 days.
Daisy 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 sister,


We 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
James 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 Cannelburg, Ind.
He was united in 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 beyond.
He is 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.
His 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.
He united with the Methodist church at an early age and became minister of the gospel, which he continued for thirteen years. Submitted byTom Agan.

MERIDETH, Hiram H., Springs Valley Herald (April 20, 1922) Obituary
Hiram 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.
On 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.
One 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.
He 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.
For 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 God.
When seeing 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.