Orange County Obituaries


RUSSELL, Cora Alice, Springs Valley Herald (February 13, 1919) Obituary
Cora 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."
Her father, 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.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Wilson of French Lick at the Old Baptist cemetery near French Lick under a covering of beautiful flowers.
Dear 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.


We 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 by Tom Agan.

SPRINGER, Earl Roscoe, Springs Valley Herald (Feb. 27, 1919) Obituary
Earl 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.
He was married to Eba Pipher June 13, 1914, who died Sept. 1917, leaving a small son.
His 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.
He 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 friends.
Funeral 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.

CLAXTON, William A., Springs Valley Herald (March 6, 1919) Obituary
William 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.
He 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.
He was 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
The 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.

McDONALD, Lewis, Springs Valley Herald (March 27, 1919) Death Notice
Lewis 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.

MICKLER, Key, Springs Valley Herald (April 3, 1919) Death Notice
Key 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 grownup children.
Key was somewhat eccentric, but was usually jolly. He was buried at Mt. Lebanon. Submitted by Tom Agan.

McBRIDE, Mittie Audry, Springs Valley Herald (April 10, 1919) Obituary
Mittie 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.
Little 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."
Mittie Audry bore her affections without complaining and was always trying to make her parents believe that she was better.
The 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.
Once 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.


In 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.

CRECELIUS, Weaver J., Springs Valley Herald (April 24, 1919) Obituary
In 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.
Although 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.

JACKSON, Mary H., Springs Valley Herald (May 22, 1919) Obituary
Mary 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.
Mr. 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.
She was 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 1891.
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 children.
She 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.
Funeral 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.


We 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.

KELLAMS, Leslie, Springs Valley Herald (June 5, 1919) Death Notice
Leslie 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
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Cox, 75, passed away Monday at her home near Moores Ridge after a long illness of general paresis.
Funeral 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
Nancy 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 days.
In her girlhood she became a member of the Christian Church and lived a devoted member until her death.
She 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 Cox.
She was 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.
Nan, 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.


I 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.

MYNATT, Hazel Marie, Springs Valley Herald (June 14, 1934) Obituary
Hazel Marie (Lashbrook) Mynatt, daughter of Daniel and Betty Lashbrook, was born Nov. 18, 1904 in Orange County, Indiana.
She 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, Betty Emaline.
She was united with the Glen Park Christian Church in the year 1927.
She was a loving wife and mother and an active chirch worker.
She departed this life June 7, 1934 at the age of 29 years, 6 months and 20 days.
She 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.


We 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.

STRINGER, Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (June 21, 1934) Death Notice
Thomas Stringer, 78, died Thurdays, June 14th, at his home in French Lick Township of heart trouble.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Christian Church here by Rev. H. B. McLemore Monday, June 18th, with interment in Ames Cemetery.
W.V. Ritter & Son had charge of funeral arrangements.

Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Obituary
Thomas 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 ten days.
In his boyhood days he became a member of the Hickory Grove Christian Church and was baptized fifty-two years ago.
He was married to Sarah Stringer. To this union were born five children, three of which are living. Sarah A. Stringer died August 8, 1888.
In later years he was married to Mayoma Tredway. To this union ten children were born. Seven are living.
He 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.


We 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.

ABEL, Fern, Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Death Notice
Fern, 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.
The body was take to the home of a neighbor, Mr. Rominger, where funeral services are being conducted this afternoon (Thursday) with burial in Freeman cemetery.
She is survived by her parents and several sisters and brothers. Schmutzler has charge of the funeral.
The flames also destroyed the house and furnishings of the family. Submitted by Tom Agan.

DILLARD, Edward, Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Death Notice
Edward (Bud) Dillard, 83, passed away Monday from heart trouble at his home in Eckerty, Ind.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Glosson with burial in the nearby cemetery.
Schmutzler had charge of funeral arrangements. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LOVE, Lydia A., Springs Valley Herald (June 28, 1934) Obituary
Lydia 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.
Suffering a 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.
Lydia 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 before.


We 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.

LANE, Thomas, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
Thomas Lane, 80, died at his home on College Street Friday after a long illness of diabetes.
Funeral 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.
He 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 Noble Lane.
W. V. Ritter & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Noble 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
Thomas 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.
His whole life was spent on his birthplace as a farmer and there he remained until years ago he came to live in French Lick.
He 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.
On 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.
At 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.
He 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.
It 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."
He 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.


We 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.

FLICK, Thomas Madison, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
The 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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 Tom Agan.

NEWKIRK, Frank, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Obituary
Frank 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.
He 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.
Brother 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.
Frank 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.
His devotion to his 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 forever.
Mr. Newkirk 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.

HAMMOND, Debra Ann, Springs Valley Herald (August 2, 1934) Death Notice
Mrs. Debra Ann, wife of Willis Hammond, 70 years of age, passed away Monday morning at her home in West Baden after a long illness.
Funeral 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 cemetery.
She is 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.

YOUNG, Samuel Elvin, Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Death Notice
Elvin 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.
Young 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.
Funeral services were held at Elon Saturday afternoon.

Springs Valley Herald (July 26, 1934) Newton Stewart News
The entire community was shocked Friday afternoon by the tragic death of Elvin Young, better known as "Bailey", of near Elon, Ind.
Elvin 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.
While 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 mangled.
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
Samuel 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 20, 1923.
He was accidently killed by a threshing machine at his home about 2:30. His right leg being severed and other parts of his body badly mangled.
Elvin 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.
We 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.