Lucia J., Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1928) Death Notice
services were held at the First Baptist church here last Friday for
Mrs. Alexander Kesterson, who died at her home south east of Paoli on
Thursday, July 19. The services were in charge of Elder W. C. Hancock,
of Youngs Creek. Mrs. Kesterson had been ill for some time. Besides her
husband, she is survived by one daughter and several sons, all married.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 9, 1928) Death Notice
Gromer, died at his home in the western part of town Sunday of chronic
nephritis. He had been in failing health for about a year, but had only
been confined to his bed for the past three weeks.
Gromer had lived in French Lick for many years. Since the death of his
sister about ten years ago he lived alone, as he has no near relatives
made in the Mt.
Lebanon cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. A short service at
the grave was conducted by J. P. Davis.
was 72 years, 5 months and 15 days old at the time of his death.
Submitted by Tom Agan.
E., Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1928) Death Notice
services were held at Ames Chapel Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mary E.
DeMont, former resident of this place and widow of Richard A. DeMont.
died Saturday of apoplexy at the home of her brother in Niles, Michigan.
was the widow of Richard DeMont, who died about fifteen years ago. Mr.
and Mrs. DeMont formerly owned the property now occupied by Mrs.
Margaret Hill on Maple Street. Mrs. DeMont leave French Lick after the
death of her husband and lived with her brother in Niles.
is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Howard Ewalt of South Bend, Ind., and
an adopted daughter, Mrs. Harry Higgins of Indianapolis.
funeral service was conducted at the grave by Rev. N. F. Denny of
was 85 years old.
Springs Valley Herald (August 23, 1928) Tribute
setting of the sun on August 10, 1928, Mrs. Richard A. DeMont passed to
her reward from a hospital at Niles, Mich.
On July 17 at
the home of her brother at Eau Clair, Mich., she suffered a paralytic
stroke from which she never recovered.
DeMont spent the greater part of her life in Paoli and French Lick. she
was a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and always
evidenced her faith and trust in the living God. She served in places
of leadership in almost every department of the Church life with much
capability and efficiency.
difficult to analyze a woman so finely blended as was Mrs. DeMont.
had such a warmth of love for her friends and neighbors, such a
pleasing faculty of expression that all who came within the circle of
her influence were charmed and inspired.
sincere belief in the goodness of God, and realities of life and
endeavored to lead others to the same belief.
of her most striking and outstanding characteristics was her never
failing optimism. To be in her company one was made to feel that this
world with all its vicissitudes is a good place and that to live is
She met the
problems of life with Christian fortitude, being grateful for blessings
and meeting defeat with submission.
had a fine appreciation of the sunshine, trees and flowers and of every
living thing in the great out of doors.
She was saved
from melancholy by a ready sense of humor and had a rich heritage in a
happy heart and the enjoyment of beauty.
She had a
poise and self reliance that remained with her to the end.
ministered devotedly and diligently to the loved ones of her household,
and at the close of a long life she bade adieu to them by pointing
upward and saying, "I am so tired. I want to go home."
the bereft be comforted by the message: "Sorrow not, her day was done,
well done." Mrs. Rolla V. Claxton, Indianapolis. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1928) Death Notice
Melinda Cook, 81 years old, died Sunday at her home near Youngs Creek,
of chronic organic heart disease. Mrs. Cook had been in poor health
services were held Monday afternoon at Corks Chapel. Submitted by Tom
Pearl, Springs Valley Herald (August 16, 1928) Death Notice
Pearl Stockdale, colored, died Wednesday of last week at the Red Cross
Hospital in Louisville following an operation for appendicitis. She was
the wife of Charles Stockdale.
remains were brought to French Lick Thursday and taken to the Stockdale
home on Wells Avenue. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church
in West Baden Friday. Rev. Gore conducted the services. Interment was
made in the Pythian cemetery.
Stockdale was 48 years old. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Gertrude Lee, Springs Valley Herald (August 30, 1928) Obituary
Lee Harrison, daughter of John W. and Belle Kellams, was born June 11,
1895 at French Lick, Indiana and departed this life August 25, 1928 at
Savannah, Georgia, aged 33 years, 2 months and 14 days.
was united in marriage to F. R. Harrison August 11, 1917. she was
converted and united with the U. B. Church in the year 1907. She was
not active in church work, being removed from the church of her choice,
yet she retained that spotless integrity obtained through grace in her
She leaves to
her loss the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Maude McMickle and Mrs. Dessie
Klutts, and a host of relatives and friends.
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wish to thank the host of kind friends of Gertrude Kellams Harrison for
their deep sympathy and beautiful floral tributes. Husband and Sisters.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (August 30, 1928) Obituary
the eldest daughter of George and Martha Robbins, was born March 24,
1839 and departed this life August 23, 1928, at her home in Abbey Dell.
was married in 1867 to Bailey Leonard. To this union was born two sons,
George and Charles Leonard. In 1870 the husband died, leaving her alone
with the two children.
In 1875 she
was again married to William Wells. To this union was born two sons,
Samuel and one who died in infancy.
united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church at French Lick in 1875, being
baptized by Elder Robinson.
"Meet Me There" and "There Is a Land of Pure Delight" were sung at the
funeral. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Julia, Springs Valley Herald (September 6, 1928) Obituary
August 16th, 1928, about the hour of 9 o'clock a.m. the Death Angel
entered the home of Mr. John Vickery and family and called to rest the
aged companion and mother, Mrs. Julia Vickery.
daughter of Charles and Lucinda Elliott, was born September 20, 1853
and at the time of her death was 74 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
She was born in Orange County, Indiana near Millersburg, spent the
greater part of her life in the county where she was born. She was one
of a family of nine children.
was united in marriage to John A. Vickery on October 29, 1874. To this
union was born five children, two boys and three girls.
thirty years ago she was added to the Christian Church at Antioch. To
this church she remained a true and faithful member being very firm and
strong in her belief. Her great theme through life was I believe that
Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God the Savior of men. She
obeyed her master in her home and in her daily walk through life.
her illness her companion of fifty-four years did every thing that was
possible to make her last days comfortable. She leaves to mourn her
going a husband and five children, Mrs. Henry Hallaway and Mrs. Charles
Sorrels of West Baden, Mrs. Stella McCracken of Detroit, Michigan,
Delbert Vickery of Paoli and Charles Vickery of West Baden, there
remains also twenty grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two
brothers and one sister, with friends numbered with her acquaintances.
It can be well said of her in the words of Paul, "I have fought a good
fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the
righteous judge shall give me at that day."
If those that
are left can only resist the evils and temptations of this life and
make heaven at last all will be well.
services were conducted by Elder William A. Crowder at Ames Chapel,
Saturday, August 18th in the afternoon, followed by interment in the
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wish to thank the kind friends and relatives for their kindness and
sympathy shown us during the sickness and death of our dear wife and
mother, Mrs. Julia Vickery. We also thank Brother Crowder for his
consoling words and the undertaker, Mr. Schmutzler for his kindness.
Husband and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.
L., Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1928) Death Notice
King died suddenly Sunday at his home in Paoli of heart disease. He
operated a tailor shop in that city and was also salesman for the Kahn
Tailoring Company of Indianapolis.
services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church in
Mr. King was
a cousin of W. J. McCoy, of this place. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (September 20, 1928) Death Notice
colored, died yesterday morning at his home on Wells Avenue. He had
been in poor health for several months.
had been employed as night man at the C. L. Drabing Garage for the past
two or three years. He came here with his family from Kentucky. The
body will be shipped to Kentucky this afternoon for burial.
survived by a wife and several children. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mary Adeline, Springs Valley Herald (September 27, 1928) Death Notice
John G. Richardson, 76 years old, died at 6:00 o'clock yesterday
afternoon at her home in Prospect after a prolonged illness.
is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Lomax of this place
and Mrs. Ella Taylor of Indianapolis and two sons, Ed and Will
Richardson, both of West Baden.
services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at
Springs Valley Herald (October 4, 1928) Obituary
Adeline Grigsby Richardson was born March 16, 1854 and died September
26, 1928, age 74 years, 6 months and 10 days. Her parents were Dr.
William and Amey Grigsby, who were among the early settlers of Orange
Death is not
the end, but
the beginning of a true and noble existence. She was married to John G.
Richardson, January 23, 1870. Into this home came six children, two
daughters preceded her to the great beyond. She is survived by the
husband and four children, who were able to minister to her in her last
hours. The children are William F. Richardson and George E. Richardson
of West Baden, Mrs. Ella Taylor of Indianapolis and Mrs. Nell Lomax of
Prospect. She loved her husband, children and home with a great
devotion and counted no sacrifice for them too great. She is also
survived by nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother
and two sisters. "She looketh well to the ways of her household, and
eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31-27. She united with the
Church of Christ at Prospect January 9, 1887. She was a faithful
member, ever loyal to her church and her savior. Like a flower whose
perfume we sense, after it is closed in at night time, is her life to
us all, and she has broken the shackles of earth and gone home. There
she has it all, Jesus her redeemer, her loved ones, no suffering, no
sorrow, and we know she would not have it different. The Father's will
She was a
and many there are who can testify to her goodness, she shared the joys
and sorrows of the whole community. Jesus said, "Let not your heart be
troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in Me.
Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told
you. I go to prepare a place for you.
if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you
unto my self, that where I am, there ye may be also." St. John 14-1,2,3.
We would say
to all the loved ones, look up to Jesus for He doeth all things well.
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wish to express our appreciation to the many friends during the illness
and death of our wife and mother. Also for the choir service and
beautiful floral offerings. J. G. Richardson and Family.\ Submitted
A., Springs Valley Herald (October 4, 1928) Death Notice
A, Price, age 70, veteran Monon conductor on the French Lick branch,
was found dead in his room at the Grand Hotel here Sunday morning, his
body hanging from the side of the bed, with his feet and head tied to
held following the discovery of the body and his death was pronounced
due to suicide although those who assisted in the investigation
declared it was the most ghastly and queerest suicide of which they had
ever heard or seen.
that the man had performed the act in a nightmare; had arisen in the
dark after he had read a book and gone to sleep, secured some underwear
around his neck and the sheet about his feet, and then simply slipped
out of bed.
there were some
rumors of foul play those who investigated could find no indication
that such was true as there were no clues or apparent motives leading
Price had a
room at the
Grand Hotel and came in from his run between French Lick and Orleans at
7:10 Saturday evening, spoke to several people about the hotel, then
went to his room. Nothing further was thought about Mr. Price until the
time came for him to go out on his run at 10 o'clock Sunday morning,
and he did not report for duty. This alarmed his friends and going to
the hotel it was found that he had not been downstairs. The door to his
room was locked and had to be forced open, when Price was found dead,
suspended between the top of the bed and the floor. It was evident that
he had been dead several hours.
note could be found and so far as was known he had not talked to anyone
about taking his life and he seemed to have been in good health. About
$200 was found in his pockets.
wife of Conductor Price died two years ago, also a son died in
California of lung trouble about six months ago and it was evident that
he was more or less despondent.
Price had been an employee of the Monon since 1890 beginning at the
bottom and for a long time has been a conductor, running for several
years between Orleans and French Lick. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a
member of the Order of Railway Conductors and a very substantial man.
The home is at Orleans and Clay Price, a Monon freight conductor is a
son. There are five grandchildren.
services were held at the home in Orleans Tuesday at 2 o'clock and a
number of the local railroad men attended going on a special train from
here to Orleans. Submitted byTom Agan.
Ann, Springs Valley Herald (October 11, 1928) Death Notice
Sarah Ann Parks, age 71, died at her home in French Lick Thursday night
after a month's serious illness. Suffering with a form of heart disease
Mrs. Parks put up a brave fight for her life, but was finally forced to
services were held
at the Christian Church, of which she was a faithful member, Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock and the body was laid to rest in the Ames Chapel
died less than a
year ago and Mrs. Parks is survived by the following sons and
daughters: Frances, Joe, Milton and Ethel of French Lick; and Mrs.
Wilson Denbo of Jackson, Michigan; a brother, Edward Dillard, of
Springs Valley Herald (October 11, 1928)
out of town who attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Ann Parks at the
Christian Church Saturday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Ark Davis and
son, Ted; Mrs. George Ruttledge, Mr. and Mrs. John Hill and Mrs. Mollie
Hill of Washington; Mrs. L. L. Holiday and Arthur Dillard and daughter
Margaret Ann of Paoli; Everett Dillard of Eckerty; Mr. and Mrs. William
Dillard and Mrs. Fred Dillard of Newton Stewart; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Eckerty and son, Ernest of Wickliffe.
Springs Valley Herald (October 11, 1928) Obituary
Ann, daughter of Dr. James F. and Mrs. Jane Dillard, was born July 28,
1857 at Newton Stewart, Indiana where the greater part of her girlhood
was spent. She was one of a family of twelve. Only one brother remains,
Mr. Ed Dillard of Eckerty, Indiana.
was united in marriage December 28, 1887 to Charley Parks of Fargo,
Indiana, who preceded her to the Glory World December 30, 1927.
this union five children were born, Frances, Joe, Milton and Ethel of
French Lick and Mrs. Wilson Denbo of Jackson, Michigan. Four of these
have had the blessed privilege of being by the side of the mother
during her illness and giving her every comfort that was possible in
her passing days. She departed this life October 4, 1928. Aged 71
years, 2 months and 6 days.
Parks lived a quiet reserved life. She was one who took great pleasure
in her humble home ministering to the needs of the family and reaching
a helping hand when possible to a friend or neighbor. Hers was a life
of devotion to lived ones and her many friends and neighbors can
testify to her goodness. She converted and united with the Regular
Baptist Church in 1901. After moving to French Lick she united with the
Christian Church to which she has remained a faithful member.
has called her to her reward and there is left to those who loved her,
the beautiful memory of a life well spent. We would not have it
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take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to those who so
kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our dear mother,
Mrs. Sarah Ann Parks. We especially want to thank Rev. Drash for his
consoling words, the ones who sent the beautiful floral tributes, W. V.
Ritter & Son and those who furnished cars. The Family.
BLUM, Mary A.
Pinnick, Springs Valley Herald (October 11, 1928) Death Notice
A. Blum, daughter of Henry and Polly Ann Sanders, was born near
Clestine, Dubois County, Indiana on January 13, 1844 and died in Cuzco,
Indiana on September 29, 1928 at the ripe old age of 84 years, 8 months
and 16 days.
times. Her first marriage was to Thomas Pinnick on September 2, 1866.
Two children were born to this union, William Thomas and John H. The
Husband and father died on May 24, 1868. Her son John is dead, but
William Thomas is still living and resides in Brazil, Indiana.
marriage was to Nathaniel Burton. He died on January 14, 1884.
marriage was to Joseph Blum. He died on October 3, 1895.
had living ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great
great grandchild. Two of her grandchildren, George Pinnick and Ira
Pinnick are living near Kokomo, Indiana, and were present at her
funeral. She became a mother to George Pinnick after the death of his
other while he was quite young and raised him up to his manhood. He
visited her five weeks before her death. Distance and home cares
prevented more frequent visits to the home of his grandmother to
comfort her in her ill health, for she was an invalid for thirty five
She was a
member of the
Christian Church, at what is known as the old Bender school house and
ministered to its well being as much as her health would permit.
funeral was preached in the Cuzco Methodist Church on September 30,
1928 by Rev. Nicholson and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery
near by to await the Resurrection. Her death was due to paralysis.
her life and service be to all an inspiration and a pleasant memory. Do
not weep for her as "one that has no hope," for she has lain down the
burdens of life and is forever free, but strive to live that the
glorious life, too, may be yours when you are called to quit the walks
of men. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (October 18, 1928) Death Notice
Dessie Royer, died at her home in the Red Quarry neighborhood early
Sunday morning with cardiac reual, at the age of 59 years and 2 months.
services were held Monday afternoon followed by interment in the
survived by several children and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Davis of St.
Louis, Missouri. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Herbert, Springs Valley Herald (November 15, 1928) Death Notice
Bledsoe, 20 years old, was instantly killed last Thursday afternoon
near the Sulphur Creek neighborhood when a truck which he was driving
plunged over an embankment on a narrow strip of road, pinning him under
hauling gravel for the construction of a road near the place of his
death. As he rounded a turn in the road, he seemed to lose control of
the car, which ran over the embankment, turning over several times.
is survived by his mother and father, three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Nash Eskridge, pastor of the
United Brethren Church here were held Saturday afternoon at Sulphur
Creek. Interment followed in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Submitted byTom Agan.
Lawrence, Springs Valley Herald (November 22, 1928) Death Notice
Charles, 39 years of age, died at Marion, Indiana, November 14, after a
lingering illness of several months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Charles, residents of French Lick.
Charles was born in Orange County and spent most of his life in this
county. He was a World War veteran, enlisting on Company B, 57th
Infantry, first going to Camp Logan at Houston, Texas and later to Camp
Pike, Little Rock, Ark. He was honorably discharged from the service of
his country in February, 1919.
health compelled him to leave French Lick several months ago, and hope
was entertained for his ultimate recovery, but his condition seemed to
grow worse instead of better. Although a sad blow to friends and
relatives in French Lick, his demise was not entirely unexpected.
He was united
in marriage July 5, 1923 to Rhodella Roach. His wife, parents, two
brothers and two sisters survive him.
Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion,
which orders mourn his passing with the loss of a brother and comrade.
services were conducted last Saturday afternoon at Ames Chapel by Rev.
Montgomery, pastor of the West Baden M. E. Church. French Lick Lodge No
586, F. & A. M., had charge of the services at the grave.
followed in the Ames cemetery.
Springs Valley Herald (November 22, 1928) Obituary
Charles, son of Wilbur A. and Rhoda Charles, was born in Orange County,
September 3rd, 1889 and departed this life November 14th, 1928. Aged 29
years, 2 months and 11 days.
was a good boy, industrious, kind hearted, and loved by all who knew
him. His live and devotion to his father and mother, brothers and
sisters which became evident early in life grew with the years. His
genial disposition having won for him many friends, it was with a
feeling of regret to the community, when on May 23, 1918 he answered
the call of his country to arms, serving a period of training in Co.
B., 57th Infantry, first at Camp Logan, Houston, Texas and later at
Camp Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas. During his military service, though
many miles away from familiar scenes, his thought were constantly at
home. Through his letters to home folks he expressed, not only his
love, and devotion to them, but also his anxiety for the safety of a
brother also serving his country on foreign soil.
great war having ended, making military service no longer necessary he
was honorably discharged February, 1919. Returning to civilian life it
was with heartfelt joy, his many friends welcomed him again into their
On July 5,
1923 he was united
in marriage to Rhodella Roach, who with father and mother, two
brothers, Van R. and Noble, two sisters, Mrs. Harry Love and Mrs.
Norman Jones, and a host of friends and neighbors are left to mourn his
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take this means of thanks the neighbors and friends for their kindness
during the death of my husband and especially the singers, Masons,
American Legion, Rev. Montgomery, the undertaker, W. V. Ritter
Son and for the beautiful flower offerings. Rhodella Charles. Submitted
Christine Elizabeth, Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) Obituary
last Thursday morning, November 22, at 10:30 o'clock the death angel
visited the home and took from them a loving wife and dear mother.
Elizabeth Wolsey, nee McCormick, was born October 4, 1873 and died
November 22, 1928, aged 55 years, 1 month and 17 days.
In 1906 she
united with the church at St. Joe and was always a faithful member and
was always in service when able to attend.
was a faithful wife, a devoted mother, a good and kind neighbor. Her
gentle disposition has won for her many friends and can be dais a good
woman has left us. But her influence is still left to pilot her's left
here to a better land. It is to be hoped that her good will be there,
God, and may we all look to Him and say, "Thine will be done."
the year 1888 she was united in marriage to Charles G. Wolsey. This
union was blest with eleven children, four preceding her to the great
beyond. She leaves her husband, seven children, as follows: Lon and
Babe of French Lick, Mary Brosmer of Jasper, Willis of Lima, Ohio,
Josephine Mynatt of Gary, Nelia and Jim of Birdseye. Also one sister,
Mary Chumbley, one brother, Willis McCormick, both of Birdseye.
services were held at the home Saturday morning, Rev. R. McKenny of
Birdseye officiating. The remains were laid in the last resting place
at Wickliffe cemetery.
again she told her family she was alright and ready to go. Then let her
rest till God shall call. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Ermel Marie, Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) Obituary
Marie Johnson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson, was
born December 21, 1903 and departed this life November 7, 1929, age 24
years, 10 months and 18 days.
leaves to mourn her loss, besides the broken hearted parents, three
sisters, Mrs. Nora B. Erwin of Greentown, Ind., Mrs. Lizzie Pickering
of Markel, Ind. and Mrs. Zita Clarice Cleaver of West Baden, four
brothers, Freddie Claude of Windfall, Norma Lee of Huntington, Ind.,
Wesley of West Baden and Rolla Thomas of Garrison, Iowa, and a host of
other relatives and friends.
child Ermel was quiet, loving and obedient and these characteristics
clung with her as she grew into womanhood. Her lovable sunny
disposition won her friends where ever she went and to know her was to
West Baden High School in 1922 and has completed a two year College
Course Prepatory to teaching. For the past four years she has been
engaged in teaching in the neighboring schools.
years ago Ermel was converted in the Methodist Church at West Baden.
Later she was sanctified and united with the Pilgrim Holiness Church at
French Lick. To the vows she assumed she has ever been faithful, and
lived a consistent Christian life so we mourn not as those who have no
hope for we have the assurance that "Blessed are the dead that died in
She will be
missed in the
classroom and in the church where he testimony and song was ever an
inspiration to the hearers. But most of all, will she be missed in the
home circle where she was a comfort and joy to her parents in their
were held Sunday November 11, at 2:00 o'clock p.m., at the Holiness
Church, conducted by Rev. Floyd Goins. Interment was in the Ames Chapel
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wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy
during the sickness and death of our daughter and sister, the
undertaker, W. V. Ritter & Son, and for the beautiful floral
offerings. Mr. and Mrs. John T. Johnson and Children. Submitted byTom
Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) Obituary
Just as a new
day was dawning the precious soul of a mother took its flight and
entered the pearly gates of Heaven.
King, daughter of William and Polly Cope was born in Knox County,
Kentucky, February 16, 1853 and departed this life November 24, 1918.
Age 75 years, 9 months and 8 days.
was united in marriage to Lee King March 2, 1870 and lived together
happily almost 59 years. It is indeed sad to separate such a happy
union, but God doeth all things well.
this union was born thirteen children, eight girls and five boys.
Namely: William H., Mary E., Lucretia E., George B., Charlotte B., Lee
R., Arvilla J., Lora M., Grace E., Nancy A., Simon P., Thomas O. and
Ida E., of this number six have preceded her to the great beyond. They
are William H., Mary E., Lucretia E., George B., Charlotte B. and Grace
She leaves to
mourn her departure
the aged husband, seven children, fifty-four grandchildren, twenty-two
great grandchildren. The children surviving and who so tenderly cared
for her are: Lee. R. King, Mrs. Arvilla Ionne, Mrs. Lora Flick, Mrs.
Nancy Ash, Simon King, Otto King and Mrs. Ida Crowe.
united with the M. E. Church at about the age 20 years and later
transferred her membership to the General Baptist Church of Fairview.
She lived a devoted christian life until God called her home to rest.
Many times she has told her loved ones that she was prepared to go. She
has often been heard praying for God to care for her companion and
conducted at Patoka Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Curtis
Cummins of Birdseye and the request of the deceased the song, "Some
Sweet Day," was sung by the seven children before leaving the home.
Five little granddaughters served as flower bearers, and pallbearers
were four daughters and two sons, while the remains were followed by
the husband and oldest son.
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desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our neighbors,
friends and relatives for the kindness shown us during the illness and
death of our wife and mother, Mrs. Lee King. Also the consoling words
of the Rev. Cummins, and the efficient services of the undertaker, Mr.
Schmutzler. Lee King, Children and Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.
Lindley, Springs Valley Herald (November 30, 1928) Death Notice
a lingering illness covering a period of seven years, Mrs. Dora Woods
passed away at her home last Saturday morning at 1:30 at her home on
West Water Street. She was 73 years of age.
Woods was born in Morgan County, but was reared in Monroe and after her
marriage to Cornelius Lindley in 1879, moved to this county, where she
spent the remainder of her life. One daughter, Mrs. Maude Lindley
Kibler, born to this union survives, two step-daughters having preceded
her in death.
away in 1882, she was married again in 1888 to Marion Wood, and to this
union one son, Harley Wood, now of Council Bluff, Iowa was born. Three
grandchildren, Leon Kibler, this city (Paoli), and Rober and Cleo Wood
of Council Bluff, Iowa, survive. Also two brothers of the deceased
survive, namely: J. V. Rawlins and Osbin Rawlins of Dallas, Texas.
body of the deceased was taken to the M. E. Church, of which she was a
member, at noon, Monday, and funeral services were held at 2 o'clock.
The services were in charge of the Rev. George W. Dalrymple, assisted
by the Rev. R. O. Lahue and by Rev. A. L. Copeland. There were many
beautiful floral tokens, expressing the love and esteem, in which she
was held by those who knew her best. Mrs. Wood was recognized in the
community as a good woman, but her outstanding characteristic was her
unfailing patience. She bore her long affliction with a fortitude and
patience rarely seen.
made in the Paoli cemetery beside her first husband.
from out of town attending the funeral of Mrs. Dora Wood Monday
afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wood and two children, of Council
Bluff, Iowa; Henry Hinkle and son, Johnie and daughter, Daisy, and Mrs.
Will Wood of Bloomington; Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Brady and son, Matthew
Brady, of Louisville; Mr. Minnie Fitzgerald of Louisville; Mrs. William
Ritter of French Lick and others from French Lick and Orleans.
Submitted byTom Agan.
E., Springs Valley Herald (December 27, 1928) Death Notice
services for George E. Dixon, 48 years old, were held at the home in
Prospect Sunday morning, followed by interment in Ames Chapel cemetery.
The services were in charge of Rev. Volney Trimble. Mr. Dixon was
killed Friday morning by what was thought to be a self-inflicted wound
from a shotgun with which he had gone hunting earlier in the day.
Dixon was found a short distance from home when Mrs. Dixon became
alarmed over his absence. He was found with his head almost blown off
with a charge from the gun.
deceased, because of his mental condition, is believed to have taken
his own life, his mind having been affected for several years. Besides
the widow, he is survived by two sons and two daughters. Submitted
Delphus, Springs Valley Herald (December 27, 1928) Obituary
Bledsoe, a well known and highly respected citizen of the Moores Ridge
community was born near South Liberty church, Orange County, August 16,
1851 and departed this life December 8, 1928, age 77 years, 3 months
and 22 days. He was the son of William and Margaret Bledsoe.
March 1, 1874 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Cox, daughter of
John and Elizabeth Cox. To this union were born four sons and two
daughters. Two of the sons, Amos and Roscoe, have preceded their father
in death. Roscoe sleeps in France.
was an industrious farmer and when stricken with his last illness was
engaged in work on his farm. He was one of the prominent and
respectable citizens of his community and was held in high esteem by
all who knew him.
he leaves two sons, John W. and Eldo of French Lick, two daughters,
Mrs. Flarrintha Line of Bedford and Mrs. Lula Seybold of Terre Haute,
nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, two brothers,
Samuel of Elon and Jefferson of Norton and a host of other relatives
and friends to mourn their loss.
will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but most in the home where
he ever had a kind and loving word for those who were near and dear to
had been a member
of the Christian Church at Elon since 1873, having united with the
church there when he was 22 years of age.
CARD OF THANKS
wish to thank our many friends and relatives for their kindness during
the sickness and death of our beloved husband, and the undertaker, Mr.
Schmutzler for his kindness and Dr. Dillinger for his assistance and
also Rev. Jackson for his consoling words. Mrs. Delphus Bledsoe and
Children. Submitted byTom Agan.