Alice, Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Obituary
Alice Russell was born Jan 28, 1866, died Feb. 5, 1919, 12 a.m. at St.
Francis Hospital Indianapolis, Ind. after undergoing an operation for
tumor. She was born and reared near West Baden, Ind. Her mother died
leaving her at the age of 12 years with the care of the 4 year old
sister now of Indianapolis, and to keep house for her father. She nobly
filled the places of duty through her life and expressed her desires by
saying "I put my trust in higher power and feel like he will guide the
surgeon's hand and he will bring me safely through and if its my time
to go I feel that I have filled my mission on earth as well as I knew
how and I have no fear."
Henry Russell died Feb. 26, 1918, leaving her alone to take care of the
business almost one year. The last twelve years they have lived in
Green Wood, where Alice operated a restaurant, she made a grand
success. She missed his companionship so much for she was a dutiful
daughter, a loving sister and a kind neighbor loved by all. Her sister
says she suffered great pain, but was very cheerful till the end, after
which the remains were shipped to West Baden.
services were conducted by Rev. Wilson of French Lick at the Old
Baptist cemetery near French Lick under a covering of beautiful flowers.
ones look up and trust in Jesus for God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish
but have everlasting life.
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desire to thank our many friends and relatives for their sympathy and
kindness during the burial of our dear sister and cousin. Especially
the Rev. Wilson of French Lick and the undertaker, Mr. Ritter. Mr.
& Mrs. E. L. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Mahan. Submitted
Earl Roscoe, Springs Valley Herald (Feb. 27, 1919) Obituary
Roscoe Springer, second son of Edward and Mary E. Springer, was born
west of Paoli, July 7, 1894, died at the home of his mother north of
Paoli, February 15, 1919, aged 24 years, 8 months and 8 days.
married to Eba Pipher June 13, 1914, who died Sept. 1917, leaving a
father died leaving this son and five other small children, whom the
mother kept together. About a year ago Earl contracted the same dread
disease which carried away his young wife. All these months of
suffering he was cheerful, often saying to friends "I'll soon be
better." His was a lovable disposition, a nod and a smile always ready.
was converted and joined the U.B. Church of Old Union several years
ago, and was prepared, ready and willing to go. He was consciously
smiling and happy to the last saying, "It's alright, Mother," and
holding her hand, he slipped away leaving his mother, one sister, Mrs.
Blanche Moody, four brothers, and aged grandfather, many relatives and
services were held
at Ames Chapel, Feb. 17, 1919, conducted by Rev. Todd of French Lick
and laid away under a covering of flowers. Submitted byTom Agan.
William A., Springs Valley Herald (March 6, 1919) Obituary
A. Claxton, son of Jeremiah and Eliza Walker Claxton, was born in
Paoli, Indiana August 24, 1845. Died at Long Beach, California February
22, 1919, aged 73 years, 5 months and 28 days. He spent his boyhood
days of the farm, and when but sixteen years of age he heard the call
of his country for the preservation of the union and being to young to
volunteer he slipped away from home and walked to New Albany and
enlisted in Company K, 53rd Indiana Infantry. His regiment was soon
moved to Indianapolis and then to Tennessee and in a few months was on
the battle front. He took part in every battle in which his company was
engaged and served with honor until discharge at the close of the war.
Shortly after his return from the was he was united in marriage to
Sallie McPherson. To this union was born one child, Sadie Etta, the
mother dying at the her birth. Sadie grew to young womanhood and was a
beautiful christian character, but her life only budded here and the
blossoming remained for heaven.
was again married to Emily Caroline Wells and soon afterwards came to
French Lick to reside. To this union were born two sons, James, dying
at the age of two years and Edward L., who survives him. After a few
years his home was again broken by the loss of his companion. He later
married Jennie Wininger, who survived him. To this union one child was
born, which died at birth.
for many years engaged in mercantile and hotel business At the age of
21 years he was converted and joined the United Brethren Church at
Union Chapel. On Christmas day he and his wife were baptized. Here
began a christian life which grew and ripened as the years went by and
proved to be of far greater value to him than the wealth of this world.
It gave to him a peace which the world can not give nor neither take
away. When the Methodist Episcopal Church was built in French Lick in
1889 he was one of the untiring workers for its erection and when
completed he affiliated himself with this denomination and was chosen
the first S.S. Superintendent. In the activities of the church he
filled almost every position of leadership outside the pulpit. He set
an example that is worthy of imitation. He was ever ready to witness
for the master and to obey the command. We ought always to pray and not
to faint. he met everything in life with christian fortitude and
resignation, never complaining, always looking for the bright side. He
had a smile and kind greeting for everyone. It can truthfully be said
of him, he was universally loved. but now that Jesus has said "It is
enough come up higher," his example and works will still live on; and
while his body rests in the peaceful tomb to await the time when the
Lord shall decend from heaven with a shout and with the voice of the
archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise
to be forever with the Lord, his spirit has gone to the place that
Jesus has prepared for all that love him.
He leaves to
mourn his loss a wife, one son, three brothers, one sister, five
grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
Springs Valley Herald (March 6, 1919) New Article
body of W. A. Claxton accompanied by an undertaker from Long Beach,
Cal., arrived Sunday morning instead of Saturday morning as expected.
The remains were taken to the home of his son, Ed Claxton, where the
funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilson of the M.E. Church after
which the body was laid to rest in the Ames Chapel Cemetery under a
bank of floral tributes from the various fraternal orders of which he
was a member and many friends. The I.O.O.F. lodge of this place had
charge of the burial service. W.W. Cave, who had been intimately
acquaited with the deceased for many years, read the obituary at the
funeral services. Submitted byTom Agan.
Lewis, Springs Valley Herald (March 27, 1919) Death Notice
McDonald died at his home in this city Saturday morning about eleven
o'clock after a very short illness with influenza. He had been sick
only two or three days. The remains were buried at Mt. Lebanon cemetery
Sunday. He leaves a wife and two small children, his parents, Wm H.
McDonald and wife, three brothers, John, Frank of this city and
Clarence who is in France and a sister, Mrs. Mary Compton of Mitchell.
He was a plumber by trade and a steady hard working boy, loved and
respected by all who knew him. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (April 3, 1919) Death Notice
Mickler, aged about forty five years, was found at his home in the east
part of town early Monday morning with his throat cut from ear to ear
and a razor lying on the floor near his side. He was not dead when
fount, but died soon afterwards. He lived alone in a small three room
and blood was on three of the door knobs indicating that he had gone
from room to room before he bled to death. He and his wife separated
some years ago and he had secured a divorce recently. He has several
somewhat eccentric, but was usually jolly. He was buried at Mt.
Lebanon. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Mittie Audry, Springs Valley Herald (April 10, 1919) Obituary
Audry, the only child of Ed and Roda McBride, was born in French Lick,
Indiana April 27, 1909 and died March 24, 1919 where she was born at
the age of 9 years, 10 months and 27 days.
Mittie became ill of the influenza several weeks ago and from that time
she was never well. In her illness her heart became affected and she
gradually grew worse until "the angels carried her home."
bore her affections without complaining and was always trying to make
her parents believe that she was better.
night before she died she call her daddy and mamma and told them she
was going home to Heaven and asked them to meet her there. She said
several times that she was going home to Heaven in "The Good Old
Fashioned Way" and in her last weakness when she could only whisper she
tried to sing "The Good Old Fashioned Way", but she was too near the
"Pearly Gates" and uttered only a few words of the song.
when she heard her parents weeping over the losing of their darling she
said, "Tell my daddy and mamma that I am trying to get better." She did
not want them to worry and tried to hide her weak condition from them
in every way that she could.
Mittie was a
devoted and loving little girl. she was very devoted to her friends and
to her parents was a loving baby.
A great loss
was suffered when little Mittie went to "rejoice with the angels", but
He gives and at the end receives his own.
One verse of
the song Mittie Audry tried to sing in her last hours is as follows:
Many friends have gone before me,
They have laid their armour down.
With the pilgrims and the martyrs
Have obtained a robe and crown;
On this road they fought their battles,
Shouting victory day by day
I shall overcome and join them
In the good old fashioned way.
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this way we wish to thank our many friends for their assistance during
the illness and death of our daughter, Mittie Audry. We also wish to
thank the donors of the many floral tributes. Mr. & Mrs. Ed
McBride. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Weaver J., Springs Valley Herald (April 24, 1919) Obituary
memory of Weaver J. Crecelius, our dear son and brother who died in
defense of liberty and righteousness on October 31, 1918 age 25 years,
11 months and 14 days. He was called to the colors and left his home at
French Lick, Ind., June 25, 1918 for Camp Sherman, Ohio and on Sept 8
he sailed for France. He left home so cheerful and said he wanted to go
to France and wrote cheerful letters home telling us not to worry about
him for he was having a good time. He went with the 84th division but
later was transferred to the 91st division 362 Inf. Company I. Weaver
was a kind and loving son and brother and was always kind and loving to
his little nieces and nephews who were all so fond of him and not only
to his relatives but seemed to be loved by all his friends and
acquaintances. It is so hard to give up one who was so good and kind to
us all, and he loved his home and never wanted to stay away for any
length of time. He will always live in our memory and we look forward
to a happy day when we will see him again, where there will be no war,
but all will be peace.
He leaves to
mourn three brothers, four sisters, father, mother, five nieces and two
nephews who were just as dear to him as his own brothers and sisters.
Weaver never united with any church, he was a Sunday school boy and a
great believer in Jesus and liked to read his word. He lived a
straight, forward, moral life and we feel like God is good and able to
take care of his own.
He was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crecelius. The Family Submitted by Tom Agan.
H., Springs Valley Herald (May 22, 1919) Obituary
H. Jackson was born Feb. 2nd, 1841, and died May 5th, 1919 at the home
of her son, Kemp Lomax at Vincennes, Ind., age 78 years, 3 months and 3
days. She was married 3 times, to her first husband, William L. Ellis,
uncle of L. H. Ellis, in 1858, to this union 2 children were born, a
son and a daughter who died in their youth.
Ellis enlisted in the Federal Army in the early part of the Civil War,
was captured and imprisoned in the Andersonville prison, at which place
his death occurred.
married later to Cyrus Lomax, who died Dec. 26, 1872. To this union 6
sons were born, 2 dying in infancy.
In the year
1883 she was married to her last husband, Levi Jackson, who died in
her girlhood she united with the United Brethren Church, after her
marriage with Mr. Lomax, she united with the primitive of Young's Creek
Baptist Church, of which she was a faithful member until her death.
She was a
loving and faithful mother, always looking to the interest of her
is survived by 4 sons, Sherman and Joe Lomax of West Baden, Kemp Lomax
of Vincennes and Elwood Lomax of Dayton, Ohio. Also 13 grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren, one brother, Willis Moore of Seattle,
Washington, and 5 step daughters whom she raised from their childhood
who were daughters of Mr. Lomax by a former marriage, namely: Mrs. O.
P. McCain of Lafeyette, Mrs. James M. Teaford of Springfield, Mo., Mrs.
Mollie Robbins of French Lick, Mrs. Alonzo McBride of Mitchell, Ind.
and Mrs. George Webber of Ill.
services were conducted at the home of her son, W. S. Lomax in West
Baden by Eld. George W. Atkins after which the remains were laid to
rest in the Ames cemetery.
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most sincerely thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly
assisted us during the recent sad bereavement incident to the death of
our death mother, Mary H. Jackson. The children. Submitted byTom Agan.
Leslie, Springs Valley Herald (June 5, 1919) Death Notice
Kellams died at his home in this city Wednesday morning of
tuberculosis. He was a carpenter by trade, but had been unable to work
for several months. He leaves a wife and three children. Funeral
services were held at the home today and burial at Moores Ridge
cemetery. Submitted byTom Agan.
COX, Nancy Ellen,
Springs Valley Herald (June 7, 1934) Death Notice
Ellen Cox, 75, passed away Monday at her home near Moores Ridge after a
long illness of general paresis.
services were held at South Liberty by Rev. Samuel Lankford on
Wednesday with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
W. V. Ritter
& Son had charge of funeral arrangments.
Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1934) Obituary
E. Cox., daughter of Benjamin A. and Minerva [Parks] Grimes, was born
May 25, 1859 and departed this life June 4, 1934, age 75 years and 9
girlhood she became a member of the Christian Church and lived a
devoted member until her death.
was united in marriage to Philip Cox on Feb. 9, 1879, who preceded her
to the great beyond Feb. 1, 1913. To this union was born one son, Irvin
united in marriage to
Jesse Cox, April 27, 1921 and lived happily together until her death.
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Jesse Cox, her son,
Irvin A. Cox, three step sons, namely: Sandford A. Cox, Ed M. Cox and
Robert L. Cox, ten grandchildren, four having gone before, seven great
grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren, two brothers, Samuel M.
and Wm. R. Grimes and a host of other relatives and friends.
as she was known by all her friends, was stricken with paralysis about
six and a half years ago. She was very patient during her long illness,
never complaining, always having a kind word for everyone. Knowing as
she did for so many months that her earthly stay was short, often
talked with her friends of her readiness to go Home, and at times even
seemed anxious and when the hour came of her transition from this world
of pain and sorrow to that realm of eternal bliss she faltered not, but
with a beautiful faith fell asleep in Jesus.
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want to take this means to express my thanks to the many friends and
neighbors for their kindness, help and sympathy during the sickness and
death of my beloved wife, Nan Cox. Especially do I want to thank Bro.
Lankford for his consoling words, Mr. Ritter for his service and those
giving the beautiful flowers. Jesse Cox. [Interment at South Libery
Cemetery] Submitted byTom Agan.
Marie, Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1934) Obituary
(Lashbrook) Mynatt, daughter of Daniel and Betty Lashbrook, was born
Nov. 18, 1904 in Orange County, Indiana.
was united in marriage to William Jennings mynatt Dec. 23, 1922 and has
live in Gary, Indiana since then. To this union was born one daughter,
united with the Glen Park Christian Church in the year 1927.
She was a
loving wife and mother and an active chirch worker.
this life June 7, 1934 at the age of 29 years, 6 months and 20 days.
leaves to mourn her departure her husband, daughter, two brothers,
Harvey of Gary and Harley of Bloomington, a step mother and
ahalf-sister, Helen, at home, two step-sisters, Mrs. Ethel Breeden of
French Lick, Ind. and Mrs Edith Jackson of Muncie, Ind., and a host of
relatives and friends. Her mother and father preceded her in death.
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wish to take this opportunity to thank neighbors and friends, thos who
sent flowers, those who offered cars, the singers and Rev. Propheter
for their kindness and sympathy to us in our grief at the death of our
dear wife and mother. Wm. J. Mynatt, Betty Mynatt. [Interment at Moores
Ridge cemetery] Submitted byTom Agan.
Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (June 21, 1934) Death Notice
Stringer, 78, died Thurdays, June 14th, at his home in French Lick
Township of heart trouble.
services were conducted at the First Christian Church here by Rev. H.
B. McLemore Monday, June 18th, with interment in Ames Cemetery.
& Son had charge of funeral arrangements.
Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Obituary
Stringer, son of Mordica and Margaret Stringer was born Mar. 4th, 1856
and departed this life June 14, 1934, age 78 years, three months and
boyhood days he became a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church
and was baptized fifty-two years ago.
was married to Sarah Stringer. To this union were born five children,
three of which are living. Sarah A. Stringer died August 8, 1888.
years he was married to Mayoma Tredway. To this union ten children were
born. Seven are living.
leaves to mourn his death his wife, Mayoma, ten children, Mrs. Wm. Kep
and Mrs. Amanda Cobb of French Lick; Mrs. Lee Kellams of Chicago; Mrs.
Gen Phillips of Arizona, Mrs. Harry Franklin and Mrs. Rudolph Novak of
California, Lee and Milen Stringer of Michigan,; two brothers Mr. Harve
and John Stringer of Washington, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Sarah
Drabing of Bedford, Ind.; twelve grandchildren, three great
grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a good
father and was loved by everyone.
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wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy
during the death of our beloved husband and father. We especially wish
to thank Rev. H. B. McLemore for his consoling words, Mrs. Maude
Beatty, Mrs. Chloe Ann Beatty, Mrs. H. B. McLemore, the boys of Phillip
Grigsby Post No. 149 and Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Ritter and Son. Mrs. Thomas
Stringer and family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Death Notice
13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Abel of near Scarlett
Chapel was fatally burned Wednesday afternoon when her clothing caught
fire as she was attempting to start a fire with kerosene. She died
within a few hours after reaching Dr. Dillinger's hospital here.
body was take to the home of a neighbor, Mr. Rominger, where funeral
services are being conducted this afternoon (Thursday) with burial in
survived by her parents and several sisters and brothers. Schmutzler
has charge of the funeral.
also destroyed the house and furnishings of the family. Submitted by
Edward, Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Death Notice
Dillard, 83, passed away Monday from heart trouble at his home in
services were conducted by Rev. Glosson with burial in the nearby
had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
LOVE, Lydia A.,
Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Obituary
A. Love, daughter of William and Susan Shively Love was born Dec. 2,
1863 and departed this life June 14, 1934 at the age of 70 years, 6
months and 12 days.
severe attack of spotted fever when a mere child, she was left a
cripple, but during her life she was always cheerful, lending a helping
hand wherever she could. She joined the M. E. Church at Ames Chapel
under the pastorage of Bro. Jno. Allen when 18 years of age, living in
that faith and attending services when she could. Aunt Lydia, as she
was generally called, was a great lover of little children and will be
missed by a great many whom knew her.
is survived by five brothers and three sisters, namely: Thomas Love,
West Baden, Ind.; Fannie C. Rose, of West Baden, Ind.; Sallie Elrod,
Decator, Ill.; Herschel Love, Jefferson, Ind.; Harry Love, Abydell,
Ind.; Annise Alexander, Decator, Ill.; Lawrence Love, Abydell, Ind.;
and Burle Love, West Baden, Ind., with nephews and nieces who will
sadly miss her going.
All was done
that could be done to prolong her time, but as the morning advanced up
until 11:30 Thursday, June 14 she told those around her she as going
and the life went out to meet with her Master and loved ones gone on
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take this means of expressing our gratitude to those who showed their
kindness and sympathy in sickness and death of our sister, Lydia A.
Love; to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wells, the choir for their beautiful songs,
the pall bearers, the floral offerings, to Rev. E. E. Young and to Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Ritter. Sisters and Brothers. Submitted byTom Agan.
Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
80, died at his home on College Street Friday after a long illness of
services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon by Rev. H. B.
McLemore assisted by Rev. L. F. Drash who gave a tribute to the
deceased. A prayer and short talk by Dr. F. R. Greer completed the
funeral services. Burial was at Moores Ridge cemetery.
is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Lucy Rodgers, Mrs. Fred
Briner, Mrs. Maude Beaty, Mrs. W. H. Beaty and two sons Sampson and
W. V. Ritter
& Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Lane of Topeka, Kansas was called here by the serious illness of his
father, Thomas Lane, whose death occurred at his home in French Lick
early Friday morning. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Moores
Ridge Sunday by the side of the mother of his ten children. Six are
left with their step mother, step sister and many other relatives and a
host of friends to mourn his passing.
Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1934) Obituary
Lane, the youngest and last son of Jonathan and Rebecca Lane, was born
May 10, 1854 in Orange County. He answered the Divine Summons to "Come
Up Higher" on July 20, 1934 at the age of 80 years.
life was spent on his birthplace as a farmer and there he remained
until years ago he came to live in French Lick.
was first married to Rachael Hobson August 31, 1877 and being a happy
and cheerful father with a good mother, they made a happy home. To this
union were born ten children: Mrs. Lucy Rogers of French Lick, William
Lane (deceased), Maude Beaty of French Lick, Pearl Briner of French
Lick, Grace Burch (deceased), Sampson Lane, French Lick, Chloe Ann
Beaty, French Lick, Ruth Sturm (deceased), and Noble Lane of Topeka,
Kansas. With all it was Home Sweet Home and of their mother "the
children rise up and call her blessed, her husband, he also praiseth
her." Mrs. Lane passed on into the Eternal March 4, 1920.
November 7, 1924 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Jones who
became to him a devoted companion and a mother. for ten years they have
enjoyed the inspiration of each other's lives and the joy of older
years. With this event there came into the family Mrs. Zella Brown of
Chicago to become a sister. She revered Mr. Lane as a father and often
visited her mother and he with much pleasure.
an early age he became a member of the Old Liberty Christian Church,
being confident of his faith and loyal to the church to which he became
affiliated. Later he moved his membership to French Lick Christian
Church where he was for a long time an elder. He enjoyed songs and was
a singer himself. He loved everything good about the church. It would
be hard to choose his favorite song. He was an affectionate and loving
father, very devoted and faithful, always cheerful and with all living
a happy abundant life. He was appreciative of the good things in life
and always commented on them. He was of good countenance and happy life
and well known and beloved by his family and a large circle of friends.
His enjoyment of life was in greeting friends, shaking hands and
talking over the experiences of life with them.
was an inspiration to the young for he was good to know and shared his
life with them. The community will have a vacancy of his life left by
"Uncle Tom" as he was so familiarly known.
is with a sense of sadness mingled with triumph that we write this life
story which has been so well and nobly lived. But as the Book of Truth
records "Blessed are they who die in the Lord, their works do follow
them and they shall rest from their labors."
is mourned by his six children, a wife, a daughter of his wife, 18
grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a very great host of friends.
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wish to thank everyone who is the smallest way showed kindness in the
illness and death of our dear husband and father. Anna E. Lane and
Family. Submitted byTom Agan.
Madison, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
funeral of Mr. Thomas Flick, formerly of this place was held here
Monday. He died at the home of his son, Luther Flick, of Russiaville,
Ind. and the services were conducted by the pastor of that place with
singing by Mrs. Parker of the same place. Many of their friends here
offer sympathy to the entire family.
and Mrs. Luther Flick and children visited Monday after the funeral
services with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Flick. They were supper guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Cox and son, Gene.
and Mrs. John Flick, of Russiaville visited her father. D. W. Simmons
and Mrs. Simmons Sunday night and attended the funeral of his father
Monday. [Interred Cane Creek Cemetery, Died July 21, 1934] Submitted by
Frank, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Obituary
Newkirk was the son of Cornelius Paul and Anna Wellman Newkirk and was
born December 18, 1856, in Autumly, Iowa, and died July 6, 1934, at the
age 77 years, 6 months and 19 days. His mother died when he was three
years old. After the death of his mother he returned with his father to
French Lick, Ind., where he grew to manhood.
was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Tillery, Oct. 16, 1879. Five
children were born to this union, all five preceding their father in
death: Joseph Thomas at the age of 18; Anna Ellen at the age of 4;
Dottie Ethel at the age of 15; and William Otis at the age of 17. All
of these children held a string faith in God as their father and Jesus
Christ as their savior. During the last days of Mr. Newkirk's long
illness he often spoke of going home to be with the children.
Anticipation of this reunion with them took away much of the regret of
leaving the friends and loved ones, the scenes of life which he had
grown to love here. Brother Frank was himself gloriously converted
while at work in the fields and at that time he united with the United
Brethren Church near French Lick. He later placed his membership with
the United Brethren Church near Marshall, Ind. His membership was never
taken from that church.
Newkirk attended the Methodist Episcopal Church at Rockville and was a
loyal member of the Men's Bible Class. March 1, 1927, he took up his
duties as janitor of the church. He was a faithful worker every loyal
in carrying out responsibilities of this task. He took a personal
interest in his work and was anxious to please "his girls" as he called
the members of the Ladies Aid. During September of last year Brother
Frank was stricken while at work at his home. He was forced to lay down
his work and was never able to take it up again. He did not lay down
his concern and interest in the church. He several times expressed his
desire to get back to the church once again that he might see how
things were getting on there.
Newkirk's faith in God, his trust in his Savior, Jesus Christ, was an
inspiration to folks while he lived. It is now a source of consolation
to his widow.
wife during her illness, his heroic care of her while she was ill, then
her care of him during his illness, together with the experiences of
joy and deep sorrow which came to them as they walked down life's
pathway, did server to bring them very close to one another. Their
comradeship was indeed a thing of beauty. Such experiences become a joy
is survived by
his widow, Nancy Jane Newkirk, by three half-sisters, Mrs. Lafe
Willyard, Mrs. James Willyard, and Mrs Hence Walls, all of French Lick;
also many friends who realize and regret that we have lost a true
friend and brother. [Rockville (Ind.) Republican] Submitted byTom Agan.
Debra Ann, Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1934) Death Notice
Debra Ann, wife of Willis Hammond, 70 years of age, passed away Monday
morning at her home in West Baden after a long illness.
services were held at the First Baptist Church in West Baden Tuesday
afternoon by Rev. F. L. Hacker. Burial was made in the Ames Chapel
survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Lauer of Milwaukee,
Wisc. and Mrs. Jesse Hayes of French Lick.
W. V. Ritter
& Son had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.
Elvin, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
Young, 23, of near Elon was killed Friday afternoon when he fell into a
threshing machine at the farm of C. H. Denbo at Newton Stewart.
was working on the machine, fell into the moving parts when he
attempted to adjust the elevator. He was caught in the cylinder and
badly mangled before the machine was stopped.
services were held at Elon Saturday afternoon.
Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Newton Stewart News
entire community was shocked Friday afternoon by the tragic death of
Elvin Young, better known as "Bailey", of near Elon, Ind.
was empoyed by C. H. Denbo and was working with the threshing machine
crew. Ther were threshing at the home of his father, James T. Young
when the accident occurred.
standing on the rear of the machine he noticed the elevator needed
attention and made a lunging jump in attempting to reach the elevator.
Due to the pressure and weight of the jump the cylinder caught a plank
in the top of the machine. He fell through the top of the machine into
the cylinder. This right limb was severed and past of his body badly
We were sorry
to hear of the death. The bereaved family had the sympathy of their
many friends in this community.
Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1934) Obituary
Elvin Young, 23 years, 4 months and 4 days of age, son of james T. and
Nicy Ethel Young, was born March 16, 1911 and departed this life July
by a threshing machine at his home about 2:30. His right leg being
severed and other parts of his body badly mangled.
was a kind, loving and always smiling by. He is survived by his father,
James T. Young, three brothers, John, Roy and Earnest, and four
sisters, Ethel, Minnie, louella, and Mrs. Alma Walters, as well as a
host of friends and other relatives. His mother, a sister and two
brothers preceded him in death.
extend out thanks to Rev. Jackson for his kindness and to the Woodman
Lodge for their kind service. We also thank those who presented floral
tributes for the funeral service. The Family. Submitted byTom Agan.