Orange County Obituaries


BEATTY, Cora Ellen Seals, Springs Valley Herald (November 6. 1958) News Article
Mrs. Cora Beatty, 82, of West Baden died Saturday at the Gorge Nursing Home. Services were held in Schmutzler's funeral Parlor Monday with Rev. Waldrip officiating. Burial too place at Ames Chapel cemetery.
She leaves six children, Mrs. Leora M. Wesner of Paoli, Floyd Beatty of Akron, Ohio, Clyde Beatty of West Baden, Richard Beatty of California, an adopted childe, Mrs. Tommy Hacker of Indianapolis, Alice of Rockford, Ill.; Three brothers, Fred Seals of French Lick, Arthur Seals of Bedford and Frank Seals of Bloomfield, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Spoonmore of West Baden.

Springs Valley Herald (November 6. 1958) Obituary
Cora Ellen Beatty passed away on November 1. 1958, at the Gorge Nursing home. she was born January 16, 1876, she was the daughter of James and Cynthia Seals and passed away at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 17 days.
She was married to Christopher Beatty in 1894. To this union were born 6 children. She joined the Christian Church as a young girl and had lived all her life in and around West Baden and French Lick, Indiana.
She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Alice Jenkins of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs Era Wessnor of Paoli, Indiana; three sons, Floyd of Akron, Ohio, Clyde of West Baden, Ind., and Richard of Santa Anna, California, one adopted daughter, Mr. Ruth Thacker of Indianapolis, Ind.;three step sons, Charles, Amos and William, and one step daughter, Ledona; three brothers, Fred, Frank and Art Seals, one sister, Mrs. Anna Spoonmore. She also has 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Ola Scott, preceded her in death. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BURTON, Bessie Knox, Springs Valley Herald (January 11, 1923) News Article
Mrs. Bessie Knox Burton, wife of Clifford E. Burton died at her home on Summit Street at near six o'clock Tuesday evening. Mrs. Burton took a severe cold the first of last week and was confined to her bed with it from the start, bit it did not become serious until the last three or four days when pneumonia developed in one lung this soon extended to the other lung and the case became critical. Everything that medical skill could do was done without avail. Tuesday oxygen was administered and it seemed to be holding her up well, but the supply ran out and before more could be gotten here and she sank rapidly when the oxygen failed. She leaves her husband and two little daughters in the immediate family to mourn her going. The Herald wishes to join the many friends of the family in expressing the deepest sympathy to the bereft ones.
The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 1:30. The burial at Ames Chapel cemetery immediately following the funeral services. Submitted byTom Agan.

McDONALD, John, Springs Valley Herald (January 18, 1923) News Article
Word was received here last evening by the family that John McDonald had died about 7:00 yesterday evening at a hospital in Louisville where he was taken Tuesday for an operation for appendicitis. His condition was such that the hospital doctors could not preform the operation as his temperature remained above 100 degrees and his pulse ran for above normal. It was intended to make the operation yesterday morning if he had been in condition.
The body arrived here at 1:15 o'clock today and the funeral will be held at the Christian church tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock and interment at Mt. Lebanon.
A daughter died of typhoid fever only a short time ago and another daughter is very ill of the same disease now at the home. The community sympathizes with the family in the series of bereavement which it has lately had to suffer.

Springs Valley Herald (January 25, 1923) Obituary
John J. McDonald, eldest son of six children born to Wm. H. and Martha F. McDonald, was born Sept. 17th. 1881, and departed from this life January 17th, 1923, aged 41 years and 4 months.
His death was caused by acute appendicitis of which there was no chance of cure, although he was rushed to Norton Infirmary at Louisville, Ky.
He was preceded across the great divide by a daughter, Muriel, just two weeks and five days before, also by his father, and two brothers, Chas. Arthur and Lewis N.
On the 13th day of November, 1902 John was united in marriage to Lillie M. Love. To this union were born three children, Blanch Junge, Muriel, who preceded him into eternity, and Pauline, who is just recovering from a long siege of typhoid.
John was a kind and loving husband and father, loved in return by his family and all who knew him.
His death is mourned by his wife, two daughters and one son-in-law, his mother, two brothers, Frank and Clarence, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Compton, and many relatives and friends.


We wish to thank Doctors Sloan and Boyd, and Mr. Ritter for their kind attention during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, J. J. McDonald. We wish to generously thank Rev. Lovell for his kind and consoling words. And also all the neighbors for their kind attentions and floral contributions. Mrs. Jno. J, McDonald and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

PIERCE, Cora Alice Tolbert, Springs Valley Herald (February 1, 1923) Death Notice
Mrs. Harvey Pierce died at her home on Maple St. last Friday after being an invalid for several years with Asthma and rheumatism. She had been unable to walk and had to be wheeled about in a wheel chair for months. The funeral was conducted at the residence of Dr. Claude Pierce, a son, with whom they had been residing for a year or so, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. as Dr. Pierce was confined to his bed with the flu. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mitchell of West Baden as the local pastor, Rev. Jeffrey is also sick with the flu. Burial at Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Springs Valley Herald (February 1, 1923) Obituary
Cora Alice Tolbert Pierce, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Tolbert was born March 23, 1872 near Bonds Chapel, Ind. She grew to womanhood in this locality. At the age of 14 years she was wonderfully converted to Christ at Bonds Chapel. having an experience which she always cherished, trying to live a devoted christian life. After moving to French Lick she transferred her membership from Bonds Chapel to French M.E. Church.
She was married to Harvey B. Pierce Feb. 1, 1893. To them was born one child, Claude E. Pierce.
She had been an intense sufferer for a number of years, but bore her afflictions with great patience ever hopeful of her recovery. She departed this life January 26, 1923, age 50 years, 10 months and 3 days. With her departure a loving wife and mother has gone from the home to rest from the cares and sufferings of this world.
She leaves a husband, one son, his wife Alto and two grandchildren, an aged mother, two brothers, five sisters with a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Mitchell at the home.


It is beyond words to express our deep appreciation and thanks for our friends and relatives for their many kindnesses and sympathy shown us during the long illness and death of our dear wife and mother. Harvey B. Pierce, Claude E. Pierce & Family. Submitted byTom Agan.

SEALS, Charles Hubert, Springs Valley Herald (February 1, 1923) Obituary
Charles Hubert Seals, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seals, was born August 8, 1922 and died January 22, 1923, age 5 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his going a father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters and one infant sister has gone on before.


We wish to thank the kind friends and relatives for their kindness during the sickness and death of our darling baby, Charles Hubert Seals. Thanks to Dr. Boyd for his kind service, also thanks for the flowers from the school children. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seals and Children. Submitted byTom Agan.

HANKINS, Charles, Springs Valley Herald (February 8, 1923) Obituary
Charles Hankins, son of Frank and Eliza Hankins, was born April 27, 1884, and departed this life January 28, 1923, aged 38 years, 9 months and 1 day.
He was united in marriage with Rosie McFarland may 7, 1904. To this union was born one daughter, Gladys May.
Charles started to serve the Lord several years ago, but somehow fell by the wayside.
Again, when in trouble, he called upon the Lord for help, and he came to the rescue, forgiving the past, and giving again the joy of salvation.
He leaves to mourn the loss the father and mother, wife, daughter and other relatives and friends. But we trust that our loss if his eternal gain. Submitted byTom Agan.

WALLS, Charles Jesse, Springs Valley Herald (February 8, 1923) Death Notice
Charles Jesse Walls died at his home in the Belvue Addition Tuesday night after an illness of several weeks. He had the flu and was also afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy. The entire family was sick for about a week and one of the children died last week and was buried Thursday. The funeral was held today followed by burial at Mt. Lebanon. The K.P. Lodge had charge of the funeral. Submitted byTom Agan.

WOLFINGTON, Ethel Catherine May, Springs Valley Herald (February 8, 1923) Obituary
Ethel C. May Wolfington was born in Lucas County, Iowa, June 21, 1892 and died at French Lick, Ind. January 3, 1923. She was 30 years, 6 months and 12 days old.
She was married to Rev. W. E. Wolfington in March 1921. To them was born one child, Jarold, now eight months old.
Ethel was the daughter of J. W. and Mary May, who were prominent farmers in Lucas County and retired four years ago and located in Chariton, the County seat. Her girlhood days and younger years were passed in the quiet retreat of her beautiful country home. This was reflected in her exceptional knowledge of the things of nature.
At the age of twelve she was converted and joined the United Brethren Church near her country home where her parents were members. She grew up in this church and became an effective worker and leader until the family moved to town. She placed her membership with the United Brethren church in Chariton where it yet remains. There she quickly became a worker and leader. She served as head of the various departments and was secretary of the quarterly conference when she left.
Ethel was absolutely consistent in her religious convictions and lived what she professed. She possessed a kind disposition and was good to everyone.
Her attachment to her husband and baby was strong and she was sacrificial and altruistic in the last degree in the home she made so sweet and happy.
The last two weeks before her sickness her untiring efforts were given to save the life of her husband and baby who were ill with the flu. Both day and night without sleep or rest her labor and devotion were unflagging until she too was suddenly attacked with the deadly influenza from which she never recovered. She suffered terribly and much, but was never heard to complain.
Her Brother came from Iowa, but she was too ill to recognize him. He accompanied her body to Chariton where she was buried in the family cemetery at the request of her parents.
She leaves to mourn her husband, W. Ellsworth Wolfington and baby, Jarold and mother and father, J. W. and Mary May, four brothers to mourn their loss.


We wish to express of kindly thanks to all the many friends who were so kind to us and who gave so unstintedly of their helpfulness during our late sickness and my wife's death.
Those who stood by our bedside and gave their sympathy, encouragement and helpfulness can never be forgotten. God bless them.
We extend our thanks to Dr. Hammond for his service and faithfulness that knew no bounds. Likewise to those Doctors called in consultation.
We appreciate the excellent manner in which Ritter & Son performed their service and thank them profoundly for their carefulness and kindness.
Also to all who in the remotest way lent helpfulness, we thank too. W. Ellsworth Wolfington.

[Transcriber's addendum: This obituary points out two pertinent facts, general to this era. The first is the devastating effect of influenza on the population. The influenza epedemic that ran world wide from 1915 till 1925 killed millions of people, and was a major contribution to ending World War I. In fact more soldiers died of influenza during that War than died of warfare. The epedemic swept through the county during this period and caused the death of many of our folks. The second point is the tie to Iowa. During the 1850s and 1860s there was a large contingent of Southeast Township families that moved to Lucas, Marion and Monroe counties, Iowa. The Mays were part of this move, which is how W. Ellsworth met Ethel, he was visiting family members in Iowa. An excellant example detailing Orange County families that migrated to Iowa can be found online in the Oakdale Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa listing, where practically all of those interred are from Orange County.] Submitted byTom Agan.

SIMMONS, Martha E. (Beatty), Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1923) Obituary
Martha E. Simmons was born May 28, 1840, died Feb. 26, 1923, aged 82 years, 8 months and 28 days.
She was united with the M. E. Church when by a child and lived a devoted christian life until the end.
She had those at her bedside sing "My Savior First of All", after which she shouted "Glory to God in the Highest" showing she kept the faith to the last.
By her first marriage she had one son, George W. Kesterson now of Gary, Ind.
By her second marriage to John W. Simmons, Sept. 22, 1865, eight children were born, four sons and four daughters, Hilliard M., Milton A., Solomon W. of French Lick and Nelson B. Simmons of Orleans, Ind. Mrs. B. D. McKeighen of French Lick, Mrs. George W. Landreth of Unionville and Mrs. F. N. Beatty of Cuzco, Ind., all living but the other daughter died at birth unnamed.
She also leaves to mourn her loss 27 grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren and a host of friends.


We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their help and good spirit through the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Martha E. Simmons. We also wish to thank Rev. Pfieffer for the consoling and kind words. The Children. [Daughter of Robert McClellan and Phoebe Wininger Beatty, interment at Cuzco Cemetery, Dubois County, IN] Submitted byTom Agan.

RAMSEY, William, Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1923) Obituary
William Ramsey was born in Harrison County, Indiana Feb. 12, 1845 and died Feb. 24, 1923, age 78 years and 12 days.
He served three years in the Civil War in Company C, 24th Indiana Volunteers, which he served faithful.
He was married to Nannie E. Wilson in 1870 and to this union seven children were born, three of whom died when infants. Then in 1904 Laura Potter, the oldest daughter, died in Buffalo, N.Y. and three children yet survive, Lillie Miller of near Kossuth this county, Charlie Ramsey of French Lick, Ind. and Gordon Ramsey of Salem, Ind. Mr. Ramsey has seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mr. Ramsey was a very industrious man, a good neighbor and an indulgent and kind father to his children. For several years he made his home with his son Charlie, but since last May he has resided with his son Gordon at whose residence he died.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house conducted by Rev. Glick. The American Legion boys had charge of the body at the Salem cemetery where he was laid to rest. Submitted byTom Agan.

LEONARD, Benjamin Tolbert, Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1923) Death Notice
Saturday afternoon about six o'clock death called away Benjamin Tolbert Leonard. Mr. Leonard had been afflicted with diabetes for several years, but had only been seriously ill for a few months and had been confined to his bed only a few weeks. Saturday he appeared to be much better as the stupor of the day before seemed to have passed off and his mind was clear and he was not suffering much. But suddenly he collapsed and was dead in a few minutes.
A short funeral service was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Gilliatt, where he died, Sunday afternoon. The service was conducted by Rev. Otho Jackson assisted by Rev. Lovell of the Christian church. The body was taken to Eckerty, Indiana Monday and was laid to rest in the cemetery about two miles from that place, where other members of his family sleep.

Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1923) Obituary
Benjamin Tolbert Leonard was born April 10, 1853 near Taswell, Crawford County, Ind., age 70 years, 10 months and 14 days. He departed this life February 24, 1923 at the home of his daughter's. Mrs. Charles Gilliatt of French Lick, Ind. years ago he united with the Williams Christian Church, near his old home.
About 1875 he united in marriage to Isabella Riley. To this union was born three children. This wife was with him just five years when she was call to her home above.
In November 1882 he was united in marriage to Susan Enlow and this union was born six children. In 1896 she too was called home.
In 1899 he sought a mother for his motherless little ones, choosing Elizabeth Kendall. To this union was born three children, then she too was called; leaving him with several little ones to rear. Through love and kindness he reared them, acting as both father and mother. He was always a patient, kind and loving husband and father. His faithfulness has been well repaid by their love and devotion to him.
He leaves to mourn their loss one brother, Joseph R. Leonard of hear Taswell, Ind.; eight sons, one daughter and 9 grandchildren, three children having preceded him. Let us not think of our loss, but of his great gain.


We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our beloved father and grandfather, B. T. Leonard. Submitted byTom Agan.

NEWGENT, Eliza, Springs Valley Herald (March 1, 1923) Obituary
Eliza Robison was born in Dubois County Sept. 11th, 1852. Departed this life Feb. 24th, 1923, age 70 years, 5 months and 13 days.
She was united in marriage with Alfred Baggerly, to which union were born six children, 4 boy and 2 girls. Mr. Baggerly was taken by death in 1882.
She was united in a second marriage with William Newgent, March 12, 1886. To this union were born 4 children, two boys and two daughters.
She united with the Church of Christ at Cane Creek, when 12 years of age, but later transferred to the M.E. Church at Mt. Lebanon, where she held membership at the time of death.
Mother Newgent leaves to mourn the loss, her husband, two sons, three daughters, two sisters, a half-brother and other relatives and friends, who will miss her. Submitted byTom Agan.

TOLIVER, Elizabeth Stackhouse, Springs Valley Herald (March 8, 1923) Obituary
Elizabeth Stackhouse Toliver was born December 19, 1867, died February 20, 1923, aged fifty-five years, two months and one day. She was of a family of eight children, six living and one dead. In young girlhood she was married to Andrew W. Toliver and to this union was born six children, five living and one dead. She leaves behind a husband, five children, two brothers, four sisters, with grandchildren and many friends. In early womanhood she made her peace with her God and ever lived a life with him, who knoweth and doeth all things well.
Her sickness has been of long duration but with his presence she bore it without a murmur always cheerful with a smile for everybody. She said to her loved one's a short time ago as they ministered unto her "I won't be with you long I will have to go, but there is no fear, i am ready and willing," and on February 20, 1923, as she sat in a chair she answered the summons and without a struggle went out.
A companion has gone that can not be replaced. A mother has gone from her accustomed place, never more to greet the children as they come. Such is life, in the midst of which we are in death. But blessed are they who die in the Lord.
To the companion and children, Mother has gone, and we can not call her back, but we can have the privilege of going to her. She is not here, but gone to be with Jesus. May the companion and children see to it that they go where Mother has gone. Submitted byTom Agan.

DAUGHERTY, Gabriel, Springs Valley Herald (March 15, 1923) Death Notice
Gabriel Daugherty, aged seventy-fours years, died at the home of his son, Belva Daugherty, in the Red Quarry neighborhood west of this city, Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Daugherty had been quite feeble for some time and his demise was expected. He was for a long time engaged in the manufacture of whet-stones and conducted a saw and grist mill on his farm. A few years ago he and his wife went to Long Beach, California and made their home there for awhile, but returned to their old home to spend their declining years. He was a member of the French Lick Lodge No. 586 F. & A. M. and this lodge had charge of the funeral. Rev. Loyd Van Lovell of the Christian Church was the officiating minister. The funeral and burial was at the Highland Chapel, Wednesday afternoon.


We sincerely thank our many friends and relatives for their kindness and sympathy shown to us during the sickness and death of my husband and our father, Gabriel Daugherty. We also wish to thank the Masonic Order and Rev. Loyd Van Lovell for the beautiful flowers and consoling words. Submitted byTom Agan.

COPE, Leora, Springs Valley Herald (March 15, 1923) Obituary
Miss Leora Cope, daughter of Willy and Lucinda Cope, was born near Ellsworth, Indiana, December 29, 1884, died at her home near French Lick, Indiana, February 28, 1923, aged 38 years, 1 month and 28 days. Leora leaves to mourn her departure her mother, step-father, thee brothers, Amos Cope, C.C. Cope of Carning, Ark., and Harrison Mills, one sister, Mrs. John T. Case. She also leaves five step-sisters, Jannie Ruark, Greenvile, Mo., Mrs. Joe Butler, Kankee, Ill., Mary Batman, Marengo, Ind., Nancy Summers, Louisville, Ky., Mrs. John Stone, French Lick, two step-brothers Frank Mills of French Lick and Thomas Mills of Knox Co., Ind. Her father and one sister, Luella Cope, having preceded her in death. She also leaves many relatives and a host of friends, who were near and dear to her. Leora was a loving, dutiful daughter, a kind and affectionate sister and was lived by all who knew her.
For the last seventeen years she has been a faithful and successful teacher in the public schools of Orange County, ever striving to instill into the minds of her pupils, the higher and better things of life.
About twelve years ago during a revival meeting at the Christian Church at French Lick, under the pastorate of the Rev. H. H. Saunders, Leora went forward and made the good confession and was buried with her Lord in Christian baptism arising to walk in that newness of life. She remained faithful to her church always lending a helping hand. Truly it can be said of her - She has fought the good fight, she has finished the course, she has kept the faith, henceforth there is laid up for her a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give her in that day and not to her only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Submitted byTom Agan.

WALLS, Charles Wesley, Springs Valley Herald (April 5, 1923) Obituary
Charles Wesley Walls, son of William and Martha E. Walls, was born near Newton Stewart, Indiana, May 1881, die at his home near the same place, March 14, 1923, aged 41 years, 10 months and 3 days.
He was married to Miss Nellie Walton in 1911. To this union was born five children, two who have preceded him in death and three living with their mother to mourn their loss.
One sister, Mrs. Catherine Campbell of French Lick, Ind. the only remaining one of the family, with the exception of four nephews and two nieces remain to mourn his departure.
He was a good honest man and leaves a host of friends behind. He was a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge of Newton Stewart, Ind., who officiated at the funeral. The remains were laid to rest at the Patoka Baptist Cemetery.


We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends of Newton Stewart and vicinity who assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear brother and uncle. Also the Masonic Lodge who rendered their assistance and officiated at the funeral. Mrs. Catherine Campbell, Clarice Campbell. Submitted byTom Agan.

CONRAD, Blake, Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1923) News Article
A sad accident occurred last Friday morning about 8:30 o'clock when Blake Conrad, aged 15 years, was instantly killed when the team he was driving ran away with a wagon load of lumber which he was bringing to town. The accident occurred near the end of the brick street in Campbellsburg addition to French Lick and it is said that the cause of the run-away was that a horse and buggy belonging to Sam Ryan had got loose and ran into the wagon which frightened the team causing them to run away. The boy fell off in front of the front wheel and both the front and back wheels passed over his body, killing him instantly. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Conrad who live about five miles south of this place. The funeral and burial was at Cane Creek Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Otho Jackson of the Christian Church conducted the services. The bereaved parents and family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Submitted byTom Agan.

JONES, Robert, Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1923) Obituary
Robert Jones was born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, August 23, 1859 and departed this life at Washington, Indiana, March 29, 1923, aged 64 years, 7 months an 6 days.
He came to Indiana from Tennessee with his parents in the year 1869 and the greater part of his life was spent near this place.
He united with the Baptist Church about 30 years ago and has lived a devoted Christian the rest of his life. The later years of his life were spent in preaching the gospel.
He was married to Sarah Evans in the year 1888. To this union was born six children: Charles, Austin, Henry Everett, Stephen Roy, Albert Elvis, Winnie Alice and Perry William. Thre of these have preceded their father to the great beyond. Two died in infancy and one at the age of 26 years. This leaves three sons, Henry Everett of Washington Park, Ill., Stephen Roy of Kansas City, Mo. and Perry William of Detroit, Mich., also his wife, two sisters, Hettie A. Thacker and Lythia Abel and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blesses be the name of the Lord." Submitted by Tom Agan.

WALLS, Elizabeth Jane, Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1923) Obituary
Elizabeth Jane Hooten Walls, daughter of William and Stella Hooten, was born May 6, 1906, in Orange County, Ind., died April 3, 1923, aged 16 years, 10 months and 27 days.
She was united in marriage to Guy Walls, January 1, 1923. To this union a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, was born just a few hours before the mother passed away.
Lizzie was the sixth of eleven children and the second of the family to be called away, her sister, Flossie, preceding her about five months ago. The young husband, the father and mother, five sisters and four brothers, also many relatives and friends were left shocked and grief stricken at her sudden going. The little babe lies sweetly unconscious of the loss of its mother.
Lizzie joined the Methodist Church and was baptized at Moores Ridge several years ago, and was reclaimed at an altar in a revival here at the United Brethren church about two years ago. She and her husband spent several weeks in the home of the husbands parents, Rev. and Mrs. S. P. Walls, and while there the mother-in-law had confidential talks with her about the uncertainty of the future, and Lizzie gave the assurance that it was all right with her and God.
These two young people, just children themselves, had started in bravely and happily to make a home for themselves. It seems so hard that the young wife only had a few short weeks to enjoy her own home and the loving use of many gifts from loving friends, but such is life - so uncertain - ready to go. Lizzie, our loss is your eternal gain - you have gone to a better home than husband or friends could provide here for you. But the separation is but for a little while - we know you will be waiting and watching for your babe and loved ones just inside the Eastern Gate.
Lizzie was such a kind, mild tempered girl that everyone who knew her spoke of it - many said they never saw her angry - she had few harsh words to repent of. All who knew her, liked her. Why she was called away is possibly mysterious to us now, but we will understand it better bye and bye.
Funeral service was conducted at the French Lick United Brethren Church by Rev. Ed. Apple and interment was at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.


We wish to thank our friends for the kindness and sympathy shown to us in the sickness and death of our wife, daughter and sister, Elizabeth Hooten Walls. We sincerely thank Doctors Hammond and Miller for their untiring efforts, also the many who tendered the use of cars, and the many friends who gave the beautiful floral tributes, and those who assisted in the preparation of the grave. The Husband, Parents, Brothers and Sisters. Submitted byTom Agan.

LINE, William, Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1923) Death Notice
Mr. William Line died Wednesday, April 4, of pneumonia fever after a short illness of just one week. Although his siffering was severe he bore it patiently. All was done that loving hands could do but to no avail. God gave, he took, he will restore, he doeth all things well. He leaves to mourn his death wife, one son Claude Line of Jasper, two daughters, father, mother, two brothers Herbert Line of French Lick and Walter Line of Paoli, one sister Mary L. Brown of French Lick, besides a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted at Moores Ridge by Rev. Pfeiffer. Submitted byTom Agan.

STRANGE, George, Springs Valley Herald (April 12, 1923) Death Notice
George Strange, one of the old residents of Paoli, aged about 74, died at his home here Friday evening. He had been seriously ill of heart trouble for several weeks past and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by his widow and several children, all grown. Funeral services and burial were held Sunday afternoon in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.

GILLUM, Zachary Taylor, Springs Valley Herald (April 19, 1923) News Article
Taylor Gillum, an old resident of this county and a veteran of the civil war passed away at his home in this city Sunday forenoon, about ten o'clock. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about seven o'clock Sunday morning and lingered only a few hours. He had been in his usual health and had arisen Sunday morning and built a fire in the range for his wife to get breakfast as was his usual custom and then went back to bed. When breakfast was about ready his wife went to his room and called him to get ready for breakfast. He did not answer and she entered the room and found him sitting on the bed with his underwear partly off as he had been changing it, but he was unconscious. She called some of the neighbor men who completed the change in underwear and laid him down in his bed. He never regained consciousness, nor spoken again. He was a member of the Bazil B. Decker Post of the GAR and a well known and highly respected citizen. His former home was on a farm near Moores Ridge, but he had resided in this city for a number of years.
The funeral and interment was at Moores Ridge Monday at 2:00 p.m. Rev Porter Walls of the U.B. Church conducting the services. He was seventy-six years old.

Moores Ridge Column, Springs Valley Herald (April 19, 1923) News Article
This neighborhood was shocked when they received the news of the death of Uncle Taylor Gillum, a highly respected citizen of Orange County, formerly a resident of this neighborhood, but he has lived at French Lick the past year. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, three daughters, and one son, besides his grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. His friends were numbered with his acquaintances. He was know to many by the name Uncle Taylor. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the Entire community.
Mr. Tom Gillum was called from Indianapolis Sunday on the account of the death of his father.
Mrs. Mary Gillum and Mr. Tom Gillum spent Monday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Lashbrook. Mrs. George Moore was unable to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Gillum, on the account of poor health.

Springs Valley Herald (April 26, 1923) Obituary
Zachary Taylor Gillum, son of Thomas E. and Catherine Gillum was born in Paoli Township, on the 28th day of December, 1846, died the 15th day of April, 1923, aged 76 years, 3 months and 17 days.
He was the oldest of four children, Lot Walters, Matilda and Ahijah, all of whom have preceded him to the better world, with the exception of his brother Lot, who moved west and has not been heard of for some time.
He was united in marriage to Christiana Daugherty, the 28th day of March, 1867. To this union eleven children were born: Andrew, Mary Ellen, John, Marion, Della, Wesley and one who died in infancy - have preceded their father to the Great Beyond. Alice Moore, Lydia Lashbrook, Lucy Lashbrook and Thomas are left to mourn the sudden death of their father.
He gave up the companion of his youth and mother of his children the 18th day of October, 1900. Aunt Ann, as many of us knew her, was a good mother and faithful companion.
He was again united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Levi and Nancy Smith, the 23th day of April, 1903. This widow is left to mourn the loss of her companion in her declining years.
At his country's call, he volunteered and enlisted in the Union Army at Jefferson, Ind., on the 1st day of March, 1865 and was mustered out September 1st, 1965. He served as a private in Company D. Captain William Howard, 53rd Volunteer Regiment, Army of the Potomac. He was in the Grand Review at Washington City at close of the war. He was a member of the Army Post at French Lick, Ind.
Uncle Taylor, as many of us knew him, was of old Quaker stock, and through his parents, Uncle Thomas and Aunt Catherine, he had a birthright in the Quaker or Friends Church, but early in life, he joined the United Brethren church at Sulphur Creek, near French Lick, being among the early members of not a charter member of that class. later moving to the vicinity of Moores Ridge, he joined the Methodist Church at that place, and for many years was a familiar figure in the office of janitor there. He spoke of the many times he had tolled the bell for funerals at Moores Ridge of both old and young, and with tears in his eyes spoke of the many little babes and children he had lovingly tolled the bell for, and expressed an eager desire to gaze upon the wonderful sight of all of them around the Fathers throne.
A few years ago Uncle Taylor placed his membership at Sulphur Creek, bat as his Pastor I can truthfully say he loved both churches.
He was stricken early sunday morning and Jesus in a few hours took him home to spend Sunday afternoon with loved ones gone ahead waiting at the Eastern Gate.
A good man has gone to his reward, a kind man, a friend to all who would be friends, honest, upright standing squarely for Christianity and right living, he will be missed not only by his widow and children, but by so many who call him Friend.
The funeral service was conducted by his Pastor whom he had known from childhood, Rev. S. P. Walls, at Moores Ridge, and the body laid to rest. Submitted byTom Agan.

BEATTY, Cleo Earl, Springs Valley Herald (May 3, 1923) Obituary
Cleo Earl Beatty was born August 29, 1922, departed this life April 23, 1923, age seven months and twenty-four days.
He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, two grandfathers, two grandmothers and a host of relatives.
Many times when life seems the fairest and brightest death enters an unbidden guest and at his bidding some loved one goes forth to his or her mysterious home. One by on the dearest treasures are plucked from the family circle through our tears we can only look to him who doeth all things well, and say, father, thy will be done.


We wish to thank the kind friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our darling baby, Cleo. We wish to thank Dr. Hoggart and Dr. Boyd for their close attention to our baby. We wish to thank Rev. Lovell for his kind words. The kindness will never be forgotten. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Beatty and Family Submitted byTom Agan.

McDONALD, Lilly Ann, Springs Valley Herald (May 3, 1923) Obituary
Lilly Ann McDonald was born in Orange County April 14, 1837 and died April 29, 1923. Interment at Butler cemetery. She was the daughter of Robert and Anna Hooten and was married to Cornelius N. McDonald Dec, 25, 1851. To this union was born 12 children, all of whom have preceded her to her great beyond, except a son, who together with 20 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and four half brothers are left to mourn their loss.
She united with the Missionary Baptist Church at Mt. Horeb, Orange County, Ind., Oct. 23, 1859 and continued a member until 1882 when by baptism she became a member of the Church of God, in which faith and church she continued to believe until her death.
Her last statements and actions were so convincing, as to leave nothing in the minds of relatives and friends that her right to immortality is not questioned by the keepers of the eternal city.


We wish to thank all of those who by words of condolence, deeds of kindness, or in any manner whatever so kindly assisted us during the illness and subsequent death of our mother and grandmother. And especially to Rev. Roach and choir, to the Shoals Lodge K. of P. and F. M. Baker, undertaker. Benton McDonald and the Grandchildren. Submitted byTom Agan.

BENNETT, Elizabeth Cook, Springs Valley Herald (May 10, 1923) Obituary
Elizabeth Cook Bennett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cook was born in Orange County, December 14, 1844 and departed this life April 28, 1923. Aged 78 years, 4 months and 14 days.
She was married to Charles H. Bennett December 26, 1876. She was the mother of five children, William H., Cleora, Mary C., Malissa J., and Sanford H., who passed to his beyond at the age of three years.
She united with the Christian Church at French Lick in 1901 and from this time lived to meet her Savior.
She lived for those about her ever ready to do what she could for any one who needed her help.
Ever mindful of her family and wishing that they always be near her. She had been afflicted for more than two years yet she bore her affliction in the same spirit of meekness which characterized her life.
She leaves to mourn their loss the husband, three children, twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother and many other relatives and friends.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the spirit, that they rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.


We wish to thank all friends and neighbors for their assistance during the sickness and death of our wife and mother. We also wish to thank Bro. Lovell for his consoling words and sympathy, Mr. Ritter for his assistance and the M.W.A. Lodge for their floral offering. Charles H. Bennett and Family. Submitted byTom Agan.