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Mrs. John Machledt, mother of Harry Machledt, who has been ill for over a year, died at her home in Montezuma early on Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held at the Montezuma Presbyterian Church today with Rev. W. S. Smith in charge, assisted by Rev. A. L. Vermillion.  Burial in Oakland Cemetery. She was the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Norris Little and was born October 16, 1866 She is survived by her husband and two sons, Harry of this place and Fred of Montezuma; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Rees and Mrs. Emma Swaim of Megarel, Texas and Mrs. Frank Everett of Ft. Wayne and by 3 grandsons, John, William and Paul Machledt. - Waveland Independent, Friday, March 11, 1932


Anson G. Madden, 84, widely known Kingman auctioneer was fatally injured in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon on a Kingman street. Mr. Madden, who was recognized as an authoritative judge of fine horses, was thrown to the pavement when he drove out of a filling station at Kingman and his automobile was struck by a truck driven by John Brock of Silverwood, about 1:30 Saturday afternoon. The aged man was rushed to the Lake View hospital at Danville, where his death occurred at 5 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Madden, who was know to thousands of residents of western Indiana and eastern Illinois as "Colonel Anse" was active in many community affairs and for many years added to the success of the annual Yeddo Old Settlers picnic. None of the famous Old Settlers Reunions at Yeddo were complete in more that two score years without Col. "Anse" Madden as master-of-ceremonies. He had the same fluent tongue and gift of oratory that he bequeathed to his son who was mayor of Danville, Ill. Both were of the same stature and resembled each other in looks and actions. Born in Parke County on September 23, 1859, he was the son of Samuel and Lydia Marks Madden. He was first married to Marilda Pithoud, whose death occurred in 1883. His second marriage was to Lydia Jane Lindley, who died a number of years ago. He was married a third time to Clair Bowsher, she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Glenwood Madden, an outstanding veterinarian, of Cincinnati, and George, manager of the advertising department of the William H. Block Co, of Indianapolis, and Fred, a coal dealer both residing at Indianapolis; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Two other sons preceded him in death. They were Claude Madden, former mayor of Danville., Ill. and A. J. Madden. Mr. Madden was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services were held at the Kingman Methodist Church Monday afternoon at two o'clock with burial in the Fraternal cemetery. Col. Madden was well known and had a large number of friends in Attica and the community. He had been coming to Attica every Tuesday for a number of years and as an auctioneer helped with the sales at the community auction sales.  Attica newspaper ?? 10/30/1943 -- Thanks to Jennie Peters this obituary! 

Samuel Chew Madden, son of George and Mary Chew Madden, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, May 24th, 1828, died at Kingman, Fountain county, Indiana, May 14th, 1900, hence lacking just ten days of being 72 years old. He, with his parents came to Liberty Township, Parke County, Indiana, in the year 1837, arriving the 27th day of August, and settled on the land constituting the homestead, a part of which is now occupied by his son, Miles M. Madden, on which he grew to manhood, and where he has lived continuously until one year ago, the 30th of last March, when he moved to Kingman. While of a jovial and alert nature, yet he was so favored as to pass through youth and up to manhood without contracting any of the corrupt and vicious habits and appetites that frequently befall us in youth.  He was joined in marriage on December 5th, 1850,  with Lydia Ann, eldest daughter of James and Jane Marks, of blessed memory, living a happy and prosperous life with for nearly 50 years.  Two children were born to them, Miles M. and Anson G, both of whom survive him and were permitted to lovingly and faithfully attend him in his last sickness, which on account of its nature, required a great deal of care and attention.  At a service of religious meetings held by Rev. Jacob Weymire, Phillip Weaver and others at the Heath school house, Parke County, Indiana in 1868, which was specially blessed of God, he was awakened to his own soul's need and some time afterward was happily converted and often entered in to some marked and blessed work and spiritual blessings. He had a birth-right membership in the Friends church which he lost by the violation of what seems now as a very minor law of the church and which for many years has been repealed, viz. for marrying an individual who was not a member.  During the great revival in the Friends church he was offered, together with his wife, full and clear membership in the church, which was accepted by them, and which he was a member at death. He had an unusual quick and clear perception, and with a strong love for the truth, and hatred for shams and hypocrisies, often caused him to be charged with a combatative and dominant spirit, which we are glad to note did not manifest itself toward those he gained advantage over in moral issues. He was disposed to underrate rather than overrate his abilities, which was more varied and fertile than many, as was attested in his clear and full knowledge of this part of Indiana's early history, a number of the productions of his pen, including poetry of above ordinary merit having reached the public press, and his mechanical skill exhibited by the house they occupied homestead, built entirely by his own hands, with many a clever representation of bird and reptile, carved from wood, and ingenious and useful inventions in house, barn, field and lawn which for years will bear mute but truthful testimony of a life of merit and industry that needs no trumpet to herald its praise. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. Mrs. Dr. McKey at the Rush Creek church, interment at Rush Creek cemetery.

At 7:30 p. m. in Kingman, Fountain County, Indiana on July 17, 1908, Lydia A. Marks Madden, relict of the late  Samuel Chew Madden, passed from the Earth Life, through the unseen portals and entered upon the inheritance of her heir ship in the Life Eternal that is unmarked by the calendar of time.  She was born May 23, 1830, died July 17, 1908, aged 78 years, 1 month and 24 days.  She entered life in the rural home of her parents on the farm now owned and occupied by her brother, George Marks. The necessities of that early period compelled her to begin at an early age to feel the actual burdens that come in the care and rearing of a large family.  She willingly and faithfully carried her part of life's load, being the main stay for years in the household, while the mother was disabled by afflictions. On December 5, 1850, at the home of her parents she was joined in marriage with Samuel C. Madden, the late Rev. John Prickard Ephlin officiating. To this union was born two sons, Miles M. who lives on and owns a part of the old homestead, and Anson G. who resides in Covington, Indiana, filling the honorable position of Clerk of the Circuit Court. They both were permitted to be present and faithfully and tenderly administer to her wants during her last sickness of seven weeks duration.  She was converted at an early age but by disobedience was made to taste the remorse that comes to the backslider and during the remarkable revival at Rush Creek near 35 years ago, she was able to renew her covenant and soon after with her husband had her name registered on the Friends Church remaining a loyal member the balance of her life.  Her life is an open book in which her many neighbors and friends will long extol  her virtues.  And like a "shock of corn fully ripe coming in its season" she calmly and carefully made arrangements for her funeral, selecting the Chapter and Verse which she wanted the minister to use, together with the songs she wished sang and so passed quietly away.  Funeral services were conducted Sunday from the Rush Creek Friends church at eleven o'clock by Rev. Noah Dixon, assisted by Revs. Willis Cook and J. E. . Miller of Kingman, after which burial was made in the Rush Creek Cemetery near the church.


David Mankin, the well known saloon keeper, died suddenly at his home in Rockville, Friday morning. He had been sick but a few hours, but no alarm was felt as it appeared to be only a passing indisposition. On Thursday he came from Montezuma, arriving just before dinner. He remarked to Mrs. Mankin that he was quite hungry and she began making some extra preparations for the meal. While awaiting for dinner Mr. Mankin left the house saying he would soon be back, but as he had not come when dinner was ready Mrs. Mankin went into the yard to look for him. She found him laying in the hammock, and evidentially quite sick; but he said he would soon be all right. After a while he was able to came to the table and ate heartily. Nothing serious was noticed in his condition until sometime during the night, when he called his wife and said he was very sick. She did what she could with the remedies at hand, and he appeared much better. In the morning while laying in bed he began to talk in a jocular way, and while talking he suddenly seemed to struggle. Mrs. Mankin became alarmed; she tried to get him to speak, but he would say nothing. She ran into the street for help and to have a physician called, but before anybody came Mr. Mankin was dead. His death was similar to that of his father, Ashford Mankin who died sitting with a friend on the railroad south of town about thirty-five years ago. David Mankin was born in Columbiana County Ohio, October 13, 1842, and came with his father to Rockville in 1850, when he was about 8 years old. The family located on a farm southeast of town, where David continued to reside until about ten years ago. In 1862 he was a soldier in Company C, 78th Indiana and was under captain Tilghman A. Howard. In about thirty days the company was captured, he was exchanged and came home. In 1863 he married Margaret O'Neal. Of their five children, Joseph, Edward, Frank and Mrs. Ollie Swaim are living. He was married a second time to Martha (Wilson) Hale who, with their daughter Effie, survive him. He died August 28, 1898 at 55 years, 10 months and 3 days. The funeral, Sunday afternoon, was largely attended, about 100 old soldiers being present, services by Rev. S. K. . Fuson. Last June Mr. Mankin closed his Rockville saloon and has since been running one at Montezuma.  Abstract compiled from the Rockville Tribune, Thursday, September 2, 1898, and other sources.  By Mike Woods.

Joseph Paul Mankin, a deputy sheriff was killed by a bandit in Terre Haute, Thursday evening. The killer was captured on Friday.  He was the son of Joe Mankin of Montezuma and a nephew of Miss Effie Mankin. Waveland Independent, July 23, 1936 - provided by Karen Zach


John Manwaring, aged 73 years, died at the home of his son, 1528 Third avenue, at 8 o'clock yesterday morning of general debility. The body will be taken at 12:50 this afternoon to West Union, Ind., his former home. The funeral will be from the home of his son at 11 o'clock this afternoon. Burial at West Union cemetery. - Terre Haute Morning Star, Tuesday, 30 October 1906, Page 5

Rev. Zimri D. Maris and Mrs. Kate Aydelotte, were in Terre Haute over Sunday, at the bedside of John Manwarring, who is seriously ill. Mr. Manwarring is a brother of Mrs. Maris. Later- Word was received, Monday, of the death of Mr. Manwarring. The funeral services were held in Terre Haute,Tuesday morning, and the body was brought to West Union, his former home, for burial. - The Rockville Tribune, 31 October 1906

Reserve Township, Montezuma - Friends of the family attended the funeral of John Manwarring, at West Union, last Wednesday.    West Union - Mr. and Mrs. Sol Barnett, of Terre Haute, came, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of Mr. Manwarring, and visited with J.T. Lewman until Thursday. Z. D. Maris, Mrs. Charles Maris, Mrs. Tom Aydelotte and children, Miss Lina Maris and Miss Mae Hickman, of Rockville, attended the funeral of John Manwarring here Tuesday. - The Rockville Tribune, 7 November 1906


Following an illness of 5 days, Mrs. Adora A. MARIS, 85, died at the home of her son, Raymond Maris, Tangier, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 1941.  Born June 14, 1856 in Parke County, she was the daughter of John and Rosabell Pickard.  She married Allen A. Maris on November 19, 1882.  Mrs. Maris had been a resident of Parke County all her life.  Surviving are her son, Raymond; a sister, Mrs. Icy LINDLEY, Tangier; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Last rites will be conducted at the Friends Church here at 1:30 p.m. Tues.  burial in Tangier Cemetery  Rev. Spencer in charge. - Unknown newspaper

Ann Heidrick Maris was born in Putnam county, Indiana, September 16, 1836, died September 28, 1902, aged 66 years and 12 days.  She was joined in marriage to A. W. Maris, September 15, 1857.  To this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter dying in infancy.  Her husband, two sons, one daughter, two brothers, one sister and six grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends, are left to mourn her loss.  About 45 years ago she united with the church and from that time until her death she lived a good Christian life, always ready to do what she could to advance the cause she loved so well.  She took great pride in her Sunday school work and was always planning something that would bring her class closer to Christ and his teachings.  She was never known to speak a harmful word of anyone.  Where others reviled she had the forgiving spirit.  Her bible was her dearest friend.  After her death it was found lying open on the table where she had just been reading first verse and fourth chapter of Peter.  She was a dutiful wife, a loving mother, and a steadfast friend to all.  Her death, which was very sudden, came to her as she had often wished it might.  Our loss is heaven's gain.  Another bright jewel has been added to the throng of the redeemed.  When the grass is growing green upon her grave, her life work will still go on.  Such a life is worthy of imitation.  - unknown newspaper submitted by Carol Heidrick

From a Coldwater, Kans. paper we learn the following facts regarding the death of Mrs. J. T. MARIS, which occurred in Coldwater on Friday January 19th.  Mrs. Maris passed away peacefully about 11:10 a.m. on above date.  Her death was not unexpected as she had lingered for nearly 3 days in a semiconscious and very weak condition.  For several months she had been confined to her room for a few days at a time, but it seemed that her constitution was strong and the condition of her health was not thought to be alarming. Soon after Christmas she was taken sick again but the seriousness of her ailment did not become apparent until a week before her death, when it was found to be tuberculosis of the liver. She remained conscious until about two hours before the death angel called out but was too weak to speak.  Deceased moved with her husband to KS in ? settling on a claim 2 miles West of Coldwater.  There they lived until about 2 1/2 years ago when they decided to move to town. Both Mr. and Mrs. Maris formerly lived near Sylvania in Parke County. They were married April 23, 1874 and to this union 9 children were born, 5 girls, 4 boys, who with her husband, five brothers, three sisters and a legion of other relatives and friends are left to mourn their loss.  Funeral services were held on the following Saturday at 1:30 p.m. interment following in Coldwater cemetery.  The four sons, Burton, Oscar, Ralph and Walter and Butler acted as pall bearers.   - Taken from Fountain County Obituaries 1896 -1922 found at Crawfordsville Public Library, Local History Room - Shared by Karen Zach

Again, the Reaper death has thrust in his sickle and gathered from our midst a sheaf of grain fully ripe.  William O. MARIS, son of  Thomas and Jane Maris, was born near Paoli, Orange County, Indiana March 11, 1818, died July 27, 1901, aged 83 years 4 months and 16 days. He lived in Orange Co. until after his married with Mary Jones, which occurred February 20, 1845, when they came to Parke County.  To this union were born 3 children, two of whom survive him and live in the state of Kansas.  In the Month of 1852 death claimed the wife and mother, leaving him with 3 small children.  In 1854 he was united in marriage with Eleanor Lindley.  To this union, 7 children were born, four of whom are still living and had the privilege of caring for and administering to his latest needs.  Death claimed the second wife, August 28, 1872 leaving him with 7 children above mentioned.  Although having a birthright membership in the Society of Friends, a loving husband, a tender father and a most excellent neighbor and friend, until the time of the death of his second wife, he had not yet surrendered his will to the Divine Will.  The loss of a faithful wife and a loved son, together with a felt need of a Savior to sustain him in his trials and bereavement, led to an exercise of faith that saved to the uttermost as his faithfulness in the christian life for the remaining 26 years has borne testimony to.  "Blessed are the dead, that die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."  Those in attendance at the funeral from a distance were as follows: Dr J Maris and wife, Oakhead, Illinois; Wm. Henley, Carthage, Indiana; Retta McCoy, Rockville, C. W. Lindley and wife, Bloomingdale, John Alley .. -  -  Shared by Karen Zach -Found in: Obituaries of Fountain County, Indiana 1896-1922 - Crawfordsville Library


Thomas W. Marks son of James and Jane Howey Marks, was born on the old Marks farm near Sylvania, March 19, 1851. Died July 22, 1905, being 54 years, 4 months and 3 days old. He grew to manhood as an obedient and faithful son to his parents. He attended the common country schools as they were taught at that time and made very commendable progress in his studies and became well qualified for the ordinary business of life.  Since his marriage he has continuously lived on the part of the old homestead bequeathed to him. He was married to Rachel T. McCoy, daughter of John and Elizabeth Towell McCoy, on June 12th, 1871.  To this union two sons were born, one of which died in infancy.  He leaves a wife, one son, James Scott, three grandchildren, Wanetah, Mabel, and Thomas L., three sisters, Lydia A. Madden, Kiziah Woody, and Mary Jane Newlin, two brothers, Jacob O. and George E. Marks and a host of friends to mourn the loss of  an affectionate husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. It can truly be said that he was a faithful husband, a kind and considerate father, careful and reliable in business, having a wide  acquaintance and a wide circle of friends to whom he was every true. Truthful, honest and cheerful in all his life's relations and wonderfully patient during year of suffering, he came to his end in peace, giving assurance that all was well. A few days before his death, when asked by his sister how it was with him if his time had come, replied with readiness there was nothing in his way, said he had given that subject careful thought for a number of years and was well assured that the  grace of God only, could save and on that his faith rested and if his time had come he was glad to be off. He was a member of the order known as the "Free and Accepted Masons," having joined that order May 23, 1884.  He has been a master of the lodge for eight years. While master of the lodge he did what few other men can say, he obligated three generations of one family into the Masonic order. He was a faithful attendant as long as his health would permit. This obituary from Tom & Jennie Peters -- thanks!!


Andrew Jackson MARSHALL; Some of our people attended the funeral of Jackson MARSHALL at Waterman, Saturday afternoon. He died of heart trouble at his home north of Howard last Thursday, He had spent his life in this township and was one of its wealthiest citizens. - The Rockville Republican, Wednesday May 5, 1920

Denzil Marshall -- Denzil G. Marshall, 60, of 407 S. Mill died 4:30 p.m. Monday November __, 1975) at Chanute AF Hospital in Rantoul ?

He was born March 9, 1914 in Kingman, the son of William and Lillie Sowers Marshall. On July 20, 1944 in Rockville, he married Helen Verrill, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lucretia) Shoaf of Veedersburg, a brother, Frank of Chicago Illinois; Two sisters, Mrs. Harey (Vida) Merrill of Veedersburg and Mrs. Randolph (Icle) Richardson of Charleston, Illinois; and two granddaughters. Mr. Marshall served in the Army during WWII and the Korean War. Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Thurs. at the Parham Fun. Home with the Rev. Cloyd Kiger officiating.  Friends will be received at the funeral home form 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.  Unknown newspaper.

Rockville - The body of John MARSHALL, 83, Rockville native, will arrive here at noon Thursday for funeral services and burial.  Mr. Marshall died Christmas Day at his home in Peoria, Illinois.  Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. at the Barnes Funeral Home in Rockville. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery.  Mr. Marshall was born November 23, 1867 in Rockville, the son of Mahlon W. and Sarah Jane Beeson Marshall.  He attended Rockville High School and the old Bloomingdale Academy.  He had been gone from this vicinity for about 50 years.  Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie E. Marshall, Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Lee, Closter, New Jersey and two half-sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Banta, Marshall and Miss Ethel Marshall, Closter, NJ.  Mr. Marshall was a member of the Friends Church at Bloomingdale, and Knights of Pythias and Masons at Peoria.  - Crawfordsville Journal Review 27 December 1950 – shared by Karen Zach

John MARSHALL,; Uncle Johnny MARSHALL, who was past 86 years old and had lived in the vicinity of Howard for many years, died at the family residence Saturday, Oct. 13. Funeral services were conducted at the C. P. Church in Howard at 1 o’clock, Sunday afternoon. Rev. McHARGUE officiating. The body was then conveyed to the Lodi Cemetery and there laid to rest. Uncle Johnny had lived out more than the allotted time to man and had succeeded in raising a family of children and had seen them all grown to manhood and womanhood. He had labored to maintain his family when they were small and could not take care of themselves, but of late years when the visible marks of failure were written on his brow and the weight of many years began to weigh heavily on the once stalwart frame, his children came to his relief and cared for him. Altho, not much out of his immediate community, the people that he had lived with for a life time, are better qualified to tell of the life that he had lived than any others, and we but voice the true sentiment of the whole community when we say that he was one of those most honest, upright, inoffensive men that lived in this county. Altho he never had taken such an active…(last sentence is on microfilm is destroyed and can’t be made out. - The Rockville Republican, Wednesday, October 17, 1906, shared by Amy Berga

John MARSHALL,; John MARSHALL died on the morning of June 11, age 74 years, having been a resident here for 30 years. He came from North Carolina. The funeral was held at Friends church, Friday at 2p.m., services conducted by E.M. WOODARD. His two sons are from Danville, Ill., were present. Seymore and William. Burial at Friends Cemetery.  - O.R. - The Rockville Republican, Wednesday, June. 17, 1908, shared by Amy Berga

John D., son of Jacob and Prudence (Ray) Marshall, was born in Orange County, North Carolina, Jan 1, 1840, and died January 17, 1911; aged 71 years and 76 days. In 1853, with his parents, came to Orange Co., Indiana, and lived for a year near Paoli; the following year came to Parke County, Liberty Township. At the age of 21 years, when the call made for volunteers to save this great union of ours, he enlisted in Co. "A," 31st Indiana volunteers, and served his country well until the close of the war. On his return home he was married to  Miss Maggie Spencer - two children, Mrs. Alice Romaine, of Eureka, Ill., and Charley of Afton , Oklahoma were born to this union. In 1887, he was married to Mrs. Mary V. Harvey. Two children, Dessie and Rex; blessed this union. Beside the wife and children who feel the loss so keenly, fully realizing the home can never be what it has been, because a precious one is gone, a voice that was loved so well is stilled, he leaves to morn his loss, three sisters, Mrs. Nancy Lunger, Mrs. Lizzie Phillips, and Mrs. Katherine Evans. John Dick, as he was familiarly known, was a kind husband and a loving father, and while not a member of church, was glad for his family to attend and take part in any and all church work. He as a member of the Grand Army Post at Waterman, and was always glad to meet with his comrades and live his war life over again with them. funeral services were conducted at the church by Rev. D. Carnahan; interment at Miller Cemetery. The family have the sympathy of many friends.  - shared by Amy Berga

Mahlon W. MARSHALL,; My tribute to the memory of my late comrade and friend: I am greatly grieved to learn of the muster out of my devoted friend and comrade, Mahlon W. MARSHALL. We have been warm mutual friends for more than half a century. To have known him intimately was to love him. His was a long, fruitful life. He was a patriot who gave his best services to his country in the Civil War. He was an ardent charter member of Steele post NO. 9, Grand Army of the Republic. His passing leaves me as the last of 36 charter members of Steele post. Comrade Marshall was a Christian gentleman who was imbued with the spirit of the Christ. He stood four square for everything conducive for good citizenship. His influence for good, will long endure and will be an inspiration to his multitude of friends. He fought a good fight. He finished his course with patient endurance, and has been translated to “Fame’s eternal camping grounds,” where his silent tent is spread amidst his comrades in the bivouac of the dead.   Soldier rest; Thy warfare o’er, Sleep the sleep that knows no waking,   Dream of battle fields no more,   Days of danger, nights of waking, in our isles’ enchanted hill,   Hands unseen, thy couch are strewing,   Fairy strains’ of music toll, every sense in slumber dewing,   Soldier rest; Thy warfare o’er, Dream of fighting fields no more;   Sleep the sleep that knows no breaking, Morn of toll, nor nights of waking.   David Strouse, Department Commander, Ind. R.A.R. - Rockville Republican, Wednesday April 22, 1903, shared by Amy Berga

A Tribute To One Of the Last Of A Great Generation; I read last night of the Grand Review in Washington’s chiefest avenue, Two-hundrend-thousand men in blue, I think they said was the number.” What memories will crowd each other in the minds of the few comrades of Mahlon W. MARSHALL, still living at the mention of the greatest triumphed spectacle ever witnessed in America – those two days in May, 1865, when the victorious armies of Grant and Sherman marched along Pennsylvania avenue from the capitol, just finished, to the white house. The army of the Potomas, always near its base of supplies, with clothing accessible and opportunities for frequent dress parades, marched in new uniforms and fine equipment the first day; its smartly dressed and precisely aligned platoons with “Arms right-shoulder shift, quick step and guide right,” were in marked contrast to those of Sherman’s matchless veterans who marched next day. But how the “people who came to greet” cheered that army of fighting western boys – Sherman’s invincible brigades and regiments which had fought their way from Chattanooga to Atlanta from Atlanta to the Sea, then on the soil of four states from Savannah to Washington. And, tramping with the 85th Indiana and its two companies fro Parke County every foot of the way went Mahon W. MARSHALL. One is greatly handicapped in condensing into a mere obituary sketch a life so full of importance as soldier and citizen, Mahlon W. MARSHALL. Fortunate, indeed, was he that he lived in a heroic period the golden age of Parke County – an era in which boys became soldiers at 15 and veterans (real veterans ere the word became cheapened) at 18; a period which witnessed, before the four years of the Union War were half gone, more soldiers enlisted from Parke County than went from here into the World War and all volunteers. Mahlon W. Marshall went the “ground rounds” of the Confederacy in Co. A, 85th Indiana, serving in that regiment from the disastrous battle of Thompson’s Station, in which he captain was killed and most of his comrades captured. He suffered the hardships of Libby prison until exchanged and the regiment again sent to the front in time to engage in the hundred days of battle from Resacca to Atlanta. On the ay that Sherman telegraphed to Lincoln: “Atlanta is our and fairly won,” a thin line of soldiers from the 85th Indiana, commanded by Sergeant MARSHALL who publicly attested his high regard in a speech delivered in Rockville in 1908 and again when he was the orator at the laying of the corner stone of the Indiana tuberculosis hospital. During the ministry of Rev. A.S. Warriner, Mr. MARSHALL joined the Methodist church of Rockville, affiliating with it and with the Men’s Bible class with faithfulness and punctuality. He is survived by six children: Charles Lincoln Marshall of Glasgo, Montana; John H. MARSHALL of Peoria, Ill.; Lester MARSHALL of St. Louis, MO.; Mrs. W.J. LEE of Closter, N.J.; Miss Ethel MARSHALL of Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Ora Banta of Marshall, Indiana. The children recognize with a gratitude that will always remain undiminished the unceasing care and devotion for their father administered in his last years by his niece Miss Tille MARSHALL. Mahlon W. MARSHALL, the apotheosis of the nation’s volunteer soldiery, of honored citizenship, of faithful fraternity, deserves the homage we freely pay him. Whatever may be his place in the coming generation matters little in comparison with the affection in which he has always been held by the incomparable generation, almost gone, of which he was so worthily a part. - Rockville Republican, Wednesday April 22, 1903, shared by Amy Berga


Mahlon W. MARSHALL, , Rockville Public Library, Indiana: Death of Mahlon W. MARSHALL, Age 87, well known citizen of Rockville, died at his home in the NE part of town at 5 o'clock, Tuesday following a long illness due to his age. The town of Marshall was named after him, and was built upon a farm he formerly owned. Mr. MARSHALL was one of the Boards of county commissioners when the old court house was ordered torn down, in 1880 and a new one erected which precipitated one of the bitterest fights in the history of Parke County. He also filled various minor official positions. During the Civil War he served in the 85th Ind. Regiment. For years he was active in Masonic circles as Master of Parke Lodge and for many years secretary. He was familiar with the ritual and conducted many Masonic funerals. Surviving are the following children: Lincoln of Glasgow, Montana, Lester of Kansas City, John of Peoria, IL., Mrs. Margaret Lee of Closter, N.J., Miss Ethel of Washington DC, and Mrs. Rhoda BANTA of Marshall. Mr. Marshall was a member of the Methodist Church and the funeral will be held in the church at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. S.A. BENDER a former pastor officiating. - Rockville Republican, March 15, 1926, shared by Amy Berga


Mahlon W. MARSHALL was born in Howard County, Indiana, October 14, 1838; died in Rockville, April 13, 1926. Within these two dates the most important in the lives of all men and women are included the events of a simple, yet varied, and always useful life. He came to Parke County at the age of 14, attended its public schools, and to the common school education of the Fifties was supplemented an academic education under Barnabas C. HOBBS. After his marriage he lived on a farm which included some of the land now the site of the town of Marshall, Ind. Its name was conferred in honor of Mr. Marshall in 1878 when the railroad came and the surrounding forest was transformed into a town. In 1876 he was elected to the board of commissioners with Zachariah BYERS and William CARMICHEL – the men who ordered the construction of the Parke County Court House. I am loath to speak of this epoch in Mr. MARSHALL’S life, for he was estranged from his old neighbors by the performance of a great public service, Unpopular at the time, to such a degree that he was impelled to break off the associations of a lifetime and move to the county seat where he at once became one of its most esteemed citizens. The 45 intervening years, however, have vindicated Mr. MARSHALL’S foresight, for at no period could a court house be built at so little expense. It stands today with the wonder of all who see it and are told of its astonishingly small cost. He was elected town Marshall in 1880, was later postmaster and was frequently recognized for preferment, particularly by the Masonic fraternity, which for more than 40 years has continuously made him the object of every honor. In the Grand Army of the Republic he filled a niche that must now remain vacant. In this and the Masonic order his outstanding fitness to officiate at the grave of comrade or brother constantly called him to all parts of the county. Nearly 20 years ago the Masonic brethren of Mr. MARSHALL contributed the funds to enable him to take the 32d degree which involved an expense too great for this one Mason of all others in the county who could most appreciate its beautiful text and symbolism. The circumstances attending his initiation attracted the notice of Governor…(copy ends here, taken from the Republican, date unknown) , shared by Amy Berga

Theodore C. MARSHALL,; The subject of this sketch, Elder Theo. C. MARSHALL, was born in Rockville, Parke County, Ind., Oct. 9, 1833. He was the second son of John and Sarah MARHSALL, who came from North Carolina and who were among the early settlers of the county. At an early age, the son received a common school education and later was a teacher for many years in the district schools of the county. On August 1, 1854, he was united in marriage to Hannah Jane Bradfield and to this union 11 children have been born: namely Emmett F., John R., Arthur A., Elizabeth Florence (CORNTHWAITE), Levi N., Edward Grant, Edgar C., Sarah E., Wm. CHARLESTON, Clarence WILBURN and Theo. VIRGIL. Five of who preceded him to the spirit land. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. MARSHALL both united with the Christian church at Rockville, and later became members of a newly organized church which for many years met in the Marshall School house and later erected a church house which became the Union Christian church and of which he remained a faithful and efficient member till death. He was very active in church work from the time he became a member and by diligent study soon fitted himself for the ministry. At about the age of 28 years he began preaching and continued in this calling until failing health compelled him to cease his regular work as a minister, yet he continued to preach from time to time till in more recent years his affliction became so great that he was compelled to cease his labors altogether in his calling. He was a diligent student of the Bible through out his career and able expomader of the scriptures. He was also a great reader and kept in touch with all the leading questions of his time. He cultivated a wide circle of friends and acquaintances and was the means of bringing many into the church. Elder and Mrs. MARSHALL began house keeping on their farm where they continued to live throughout his whole life, having never moved from this homestead where thy have reared a large family of children. For the past 30 years he has been afflicted with cancer, and in more recent years his affliction became exceedingly great, and from which there seemed to be no relief. Of his father’s family he leaves but one surviving member, Edward N. MARSAHLL, now of the state of Washington. Elder MARSHALL and his two sisters, Mrs. Daniel OGDEN and Mrs. Lewis FISHER, have all died with the past three months, and his parents have long since preceded him to the spirit land. After much severe suffering for many weeks and months although attending and ministered to by kin hands, death came as his only relief, and he past quietly and peacefully away at 4:15 o’clock a.m. Saturday, May 23, 1908, at the age of 74 years He leaves a widow and six children, together with a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. - Rockville Republican, Wednesday May 27, 1908, shared by Amy Berga

Theodore Virgil Marshall, former well known Parke County farmer and at one time a member of the board of county commissioners, died at 11:45 a.m.  Sunday, March 8 at his home in Attica.  Death was due to pneumonia following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Marshall was taken ill on his way home from a business trip in Covington.  He was born in Parke County near Rockville, January 15, 1877 and was the son of Theodore C. and Hannah Jane Marshall.  His father was an itinerant preacher of the Christian Church.  November 23, 1898, he was married to Ethel Punteney and to this union four daughters, Marie, Alberta, Mildred and Vivian were born. In October 1923, Mr. Marshall moved to Attica and took up the undertaking business. He soon made a place for himself in Attica by the interest he manifested in affairs of the community and his cordial manner in making new friends.  Mr. Marshall was a member of the Methodist church.  He was affiliated with eh Masonic, the Knights of Pythias and the Moose lodges.  Deceased is survived by the widow, Ethel Marshall, four daughters, Marie Marshall of Clinton; Mrs. Alberta Stevens of Mecca; Mildred Marshall of Toledo, O. and Vivian Marshall at home; one sister, Mrs. Florence Cornthwaite of Rockville; and two brothers, Wilbur Marshall of Mecca and Edgar S. Marshall of Nordham, Idaho.  Fun. services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Attica Methodist church, Rev. R. H. Crowder officiating.  Burial in cemetery  at Rockville.  Rockville Republican, March 12, 1931

Thomas Stafford MARSHALL,; Thomas S. MARSHALL, the well known south side fur dealer, died about 6 o’clock last Sunday morning, after lying several days in a state of coma, at the age of 78, lacking a few days. He was born in Penn Township. He is survived by his second wife, and little daughter Naomi, five children by his first marriage, Mrs. Wm. GILKESON and Misses Tillie of Rockville and Minnie MARSHALL of Peoria, Ill, Mrs. Eva Stewart of Missouri City, Texas, Mrs. Lizzie Kennedy of Danville, Ind., and one stepdaughter, Miss Katherine Davis, three brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen HADLEY of Willis Springs, Mo., Mrs. Emaline HADLEYof Tama, Ia., Mrs. Margaret KING of Portland, Ore., Eli MARSHALL of Buroughs, Kan. Jonathan of Danville, Ind., and M.W. MARSHALLl of Rockville. Funeral services were held at the home yesterday afternoon in charge of Rev. A.S. WARRINER and the G.A.R. of which he was a member. An obituary was read by Judge A.F. White and will be published next week. - Rockville Republican, Wednesday May 1, 1912, shared by Amy Berga


Last rites for Mrs. Anna Martin, 82, of the Mansfield community, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Mansfield U.B. Church. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery.  The body is at the Branson Funeral Home in Rockville where friends may call.  Martin died early Sunday in the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton.  Surviving are two sons, Glenn, of Dana, and Cecil of Galien, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Albert White, of Mansfield; Mrs. Frank Raper of Bloomington; Mrs. Marley Craft, of Dana, and Mrs. James Wheatfill of Judson; 39 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. – Brazil Daily Times, Monday,27 December 1954

Florence L. Martin was born in Jackson Township, Parke County, near Mansfield, June 5, 1872; entered into blessed rest January 8, 1938, at the home in Bellmore at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 4 days.  She was a daughter of Adam and Susan Jane Henry Harmless and was brought up in her native community where she received her education in the township schools and was identified with all social activities.  December 20, 1891, she was united in marriage with John P. Martin to whom she was a faithful, devoted companion and counselor.  Two daughters blessed their union -- Blanche, now the wife of Ray Thomas of Judson rural route and May, who lived to adult womanhood and was in a home of her own, the wife of Charles Millemon when death claimed her November 15, 1918. Of her immediate family, she leaves in bereavement the husband and daughter Blanche and her husband and daughter, Florence Thomas of Greene Township and two grandsons, Clyde Millemon of Marshall and Cecil Millemon of Mishawaka.  And of her father's family, those bereft are a sister, Mrs. J. H. Coleman of Hollandsburg vicinity and two brothers, William F. Harmless of Bainbridge and Thomas Harmless of Jackson Township.  The deceased was a woman of modest, unassuming disposition living quietly and simply.  While essentially a home woman yet she liked to mingle in a sock way with friends and neighbors and was always kind, sociable and sympathetic.  all of her life she had enjoyed the confidence, respect and love of all who knew her many fine qualities both in her own and surrounding communities. She was happy in her home and it was her delight to minister to her loved ones in every way and to contribute not only to their comfort but to their happiness as well.  She guided her children in the right and by the purity of her own life set a fine example worthy of emulation.  To her grandchildren she was ever gentle, kind and loving and they in turn gave her their best love and veneration.  She was an affectionate daughter and sister, a loving, devoted wife and mother.  For the past two years, following a cerebral hemorrhage, her health gradually failed until two weeks ago when she was taken acutely ill and although aided in every way by the loving ministrations of those near and dear she suffered greatly at times and expressed a longing to be at rest.  While not affiliated with any religious organization she held firmly to the belief of the Predestinarian Baptist denomination and it was in this strong, sustaining faith that she answered the call of the master and passed to the beautiful restful home of the soul.  Funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Predestinarian Baptist church at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning Rev. CL Airhart of New Market officiating.  Mrs. Fred Belles and Mrs. Harry Ramsay sang, "In the Garden" "the Old Rugged Cross," and "just inside the  Eastern Gates," and an obituary was read.  The mortal remains were laid to rest in Mt. Moriah cemetery nearby , the bearers of the pall being Messrs. Ray and Ralph Coleman, Lon and Lloyd Harmless, Bert VanHuss and Lennie Connelly. The beautiful floral tributes were carried by Mary Swaim, Chloe Harmless, Carrie Spencer and Lela Taylor. Unknown newspaper - from  (Mary Jane Parvey)

Funeral card -- "In loving memory of David Franklin Martin.  Date of birth: December 12, 1901 Date of Death: May 29, 1970 -- services from Tudor Funeral Home Monday, June 1, 1970 10:30 a.m.  Officiating Ministers: Rev. Phillip Robinson; Rev. Albert Williams . Organist: Mrs. Marie Wimmer.  Vocal Duet: Mrs. Lowell Dragoo and Mrs. Leslie Robinson.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden Cemetery.  Pallbearers: Robert Churchill; Robert Green; Bill Overpeck; Richard Peacock; William Stove; Herman Wirth."

Funeral Card -- "In Memory of Albert A. Martin, born September 15, 1882; date of death: March 12, 1961.  Services from Branson & Mau Funeral Home.  Tuesday March 14, 1961 2:00 p.m.  Clergyman Officiating: Rev. BF Nickless; Rev. Louis Alderton.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden.  Pall Bearers: Freeman Baugh; John Rutledge; James Dilworth; Walter Tuttle; Fay Nevins; Harold Wilson."

Funeral Card --"In memory of Jackson M. Martin.  Date of Birth: January 11, 1871. Date of Death: May 21, 1972.  Funeral service at: Butler Funeral Home, Rockville. Tuesday May 23, 1972 2:00 p.m.  Clergyman officiating: Rev. Harry R. McFadden.  Organist: Mrs. Marie Wimmer.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden.  Pal Bearers: Robert Fisher; Wilfred Henseler; Ronald Loney; Raymond Payton; Michael Tapp; William Swaim."

John Paxton Martin was born on his father's farm in Union Township, Parke County, Indiana June 27, 1867 and at the age of 71 years, 9  months and 14 days, on April 11, 1939, his immortal spirit passed into the keeping of his Savior.  He came into a fine heritage and well he lived up to it.  He was the son and the youngest child of Robert L. and Nancy L. Harney Martin, both worthy descendants of early and outstanding pioneer families and his death marks the passing of all but one member of his father's family of 12 children -- his sister, Lila F. Crooks of Bellmore.  his father was a son of John Martin who bore the standard of Washington in the revolutionary war and with his wife, Margaret, came from Spartansburg South Carolina in 1821 being among the first settlers of Union Township  These sturdy and intrepid pioneers traveled a distance of 600 miles by wagon thru a trackless wilderness.  And young Robert then but 6 years of age, grew up experiencing the hard life of the frontiersman -- hard, laborious work, privations and much care and from the lessons learned developed habits of thrift and industry that covered his life with domestic and civic worth and usefulness that descended to his splendid family. and so it was that John P. Martin was brought up in the atmosphere of a home guided by folks whose lives were governed by the high principles of right living and right thinking.  He received his education in the school near his home except for one year when he and his sister Lila attended a school in Jackson township in order to be under a tutelage of Stephen A. Pike, a high-ranking and popular teacher of those days. Given his choice by his father of higher education or farming, he chose the latter for he loved the cultivation of the soil and learned farming first hand from his careful, painstaking father.  This occupation he followed the greater part of his life.  By hard work, good management and practical economy, taking care of and judiciously using what he earned and acquired, he became successful and prosperous and 12 years ago moved from the farm to Bellmore for residence.  However, he always kept in touch with and directed his farming interests and was always busy doing some kind of lighter work.  December 20, 1891, he was united in marriage with Miss Florence L. Harmless with whom he lived contended and happy until she was called to the Better Land -- January 8, 1938.  After the death of his beloved wife he was very lonely and missed her very much but kept the home intact being fortunate in having a niece, Lela Taylor, to look well to his comfort and to manage household affairs.  Two daughters blessed his marriage -- Blanche, now the wife of Ray Thomas of Judson rural route who was spared to be a blessing to her father, and May who married Charles Millemon and preceded the mother in death November 15, 1918.  Besides the daughter, Blanche those of his immediate family left to mourn are one granddaughter, Florence Thomas of Judson rural route and two grandsons, Clyde Millemon of Greene Township and Cecil Millemon of Mishawaka.  in politics the deceased was an ardent Republican, as was his father before him and was honored by his party by being elected county commissioner which office he filled with efficiency and credit.  He was a warm, devoted friend and a pleasant, obliging neighbor.  He was a sincere advocate of all those things which stand for a better and nobler citizenship and for all those ideals which tend towards a higher and better life. He was a man of honor and integrity; in all social and business relations of life he was supremely honest and sincere.  When his word was given it was as good as his bond.  His business creed was to ascertain the right thing to do and then to do the right thing under all circumstances.  He was kindly spirited, wronged no man but had deep sympathies for the unfortunate. He made no show which he disliked and was his plain self at all times.  His love for his family was ever and always attested by deeds and acts of generosity and loving kindness.  He was an obedient son, affectionate brother, devoted husband; loving and indulgent father, an adoring grandfather and a real father to his son-in-law with whom he worked and lived in the utmost harmony.  Although he never affiliated with any church in his religion he held to the faith of the Predestinarian Baptist denomination and it was in this strong faith and hope that he answered the call of the Silent Messenger who came "almost in the twinkling of an eye," and passed to his reward.  John P. Martin lived his entire life in or near his place of birth and his exemplary life proved him to be a man of highest personal character, one who measured up to a well rounded citizenship and in his death the community has lost one long and intimately connected with it -- one who will long be kindly remembered for many noble qualities.  "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."  Impressive funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Predestinarian Baptist Church at 11 o'clock, Friday morning, rev. CL Airhart of New Market officiating. Mrs. Fred Belles and Mrs. EE Ramsey rendered "Beautiful Isle," The Old Rugged Cross" and "in the Garden" in lovely voice, Miss Chloe Collings, piano accompanist, and an obituary was read.  The unusually large crowd in attendance at the services manifested the high esteem in which the deceased was held.  The mortal remains were laid to rest in Mt. Moriah cemetery near by the bearers of the pall being: Oscar Carmichael, Marion Martin, Alonzo Martin, Claude Noble, Albert Martin and Landon Pruett. They were preceded by a number of close friends who acted as honorary pallbearers and Mrs. Bert VanHuss, Miss Chloe Harmless, Mrs. Jamie Thomas and Mrs. Emery Brattain who carried the beautiful floral tributes.  Unknown Paper

John P. Martin, age 71 years, died Tuesday noon at his home in Bellmore.  His death was due to heart trouble.  Mr. Martin, who had lived in Union Township all his life, had always been prominent in Republican politics and served one year as county commissioner. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ray Thomas of Greene Township and two grandsons, Cecil Millemon of Mishawaka and Clyde Millemon of Green Township. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock at Mt. Moriah church. Rockville Tribune - Wednesday, April 12, 1939

Mrs. John P. Martin died about 9 P.M. Saturday night at her home in Bellmore.  Surviving besides the husband are:  one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Thomas of Greene  township: two brothers, Will Harmless of Bainbridge and Tom Harmless of Mansfield; one sister, Mrs. James Coleman, north of Hollandsburg, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 A.M. Tuesday morning with burial in the Mt. Moriah cemetery. Rockville Tribune - Wednesday, January 12, 1938, Page 1

Mrs. Flora Martin, age 68, wife of John P. Martin of Bellmore, died at her home Saturday night following an extended illness.   Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Thomas; a granddaughter, Mrs. Florence Thomas of Greene township; two grandsons, Clyde Millemon of Marshall and Cecil Millemon of Mishawaka; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Coleman of near Hollandsburg; and two brothers, William F. Harmless of Bainbridge and Thomas Harmless of Mansfield.   Rockville Republican - Thursday, January 13, 1938, Page 1

Robert L(angdon) Martin, in the seventy-first year of his age.  Mr. Martin will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends.  He was followed to the grave by the largest crowd that ever assembled at the Martin graveyard.  May God bless and help the entire family.  Rockville Republican (Died November 20, 1886, but unknown date on the paper.)

Nancy L(ayton) Harney Martin was born in Parke county, Indiana, May 1, 1825, in which county she resided until death called her to her reward, after a brief illness, June 4, 1906, at the age of 81 years, 1 month and 3 days.  In this, Union Township has lost another of her pioneer residents. She was the daughter of Riley and Letitia Ray Harney, and was the next to the last surviving member of her family.  She was united in marriage with Robert L. Martin, December, 1841, and twelve children blessed this union, ten of whom live to mourn the loss of a kind loving mother. She never united with any church, but lived an exemplary, upright life and her guide was the Golden Rule.  She was ever kind to the poor, and those in distress found her a warm friend.  Besides her children, she leaves a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of family and friends who deeply mourn her.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder C.R. Collings, at the residence of the deceased, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Martin Cemetery to await the call of the Arch Angel.

America J. Martin, daughter of Daniel and Margaret Kalley, was born May 30, 1851, and departed this life September 20, 1906, at the age of 55 years, 3 months, and 20 days.  She was married to George W. Martin, November 4, 1869, and to this union was born eleven children, seven of whom survive her, four preceding her to that better world many years ago.  She united with the United Brethren church at Farmers' Chapel at 16 years of age, was converted and baptized.  She lived a devoted Christian life until the Master called her to that better land.  Although an invalid and great sufferer for many months, she bore it with patience, always believing that Christ doeth all things for the best.  She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving mother, and a good neighbor, always doing good wherever she went.  She leaves an aged father, husband, seven children, three grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but their loss is her eternal gain, for she has gone to dwell in that blessed land where troubles and sorrows are unknown. Funeral services were conducted at Farmers' Chapel, September 22, by Rev. J. M. McHargue, of Kingman, and she was laid to rest in Martin cemetery to await resurrection morn. - Rockville Tribune - October 3, 1906, Page 1

Clara Ethel Martin, daughter of Robert and Alice Martin of Parke county, died at her home, March 11, 1906, age 21 years.  – Clinton Plaindealer, 23 March 1906

George W. Martin, age 85, died Friday at 5:30 P.M. at his home near Ferndale.  He was born in that community, and lived his entire life there, a substantial and respected farmer.  He was elected Union township trustee in 1896. Funeral services were conducted, Sunday at 11 A.M. in Farmers' Chapel, by the Rev. M. O. Mumford.  Interment was in Martin Cemetery.  He leaves to mourn their loss seven children:  Gerti A., Marion O., Rosa A., Effie L., Albert A., Fred A., and Bessie I.; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Gertie and Fred have always lived with the deceased and with Nora, wife of Fred.  They have contributed much to his happiness and comfort in the declining years, and during his last illness.  He is survived by six brothers and sisters.  Rockville Tribune - September 7, 1927, Page 1

James Scott Martin, age 62, died suddenly of apoplexy Monday afternoon of last week while talking to two neighbors in the public road near the home of his brother Sid in the southeast part of the county. He suddenly said he was blind and collapsed.  The men took him to his brother's, but he died before reaching there.  He leaves his wife, four sons and four daughters, and a large number of other relatives.  He was brother to George W. Martin.  Funeral services were held at Farmers Chapel last Wednesday, Elder Ray Collings officiating.  Interment in the Martin Cemetery.  Mr. Martin had gone to get his mail, the box being a half mile from home when he was stricken. - Rockville Republican - January 7, 1914, Page 4

John M. Martin son of William Blackstone Martin and Harriet Kalley Martin, was born December 11, 1845 died February 2, 1926, aged 80 years 1 month and 21 days. He was one of a family of 12 children: namely, Nancy; William K; Sally Ann; Eliza; Margaret; Daniel; Martha; Lovina; Mariam; Arlina and Elsa.  Of this family only two survive: Lovina, widow of Luke Akers and Miriam, widow of Charles Blake.  He was 16 years of age when the Civil War broke out.  He enlisted when 19 years old, in Co I 149th Indiana Volunteers and served as a soldier until he was honorably discharged. On October 28, 1869, he married Elizabeth C. BLAKE.  To them were born 6 children: Bertha Dell; Lela Edith; Jesse Blackstone; Laura May; Luther Bliss and Walter Otis.  Only Bertha, Laura and Walter survive.  He united with the United Brethren Church at Farmers Chapel about 40 years ago.  He has since been a devout, active worker for the Lord and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of said church, continually since he became a member.  He was quiet, sympathetic and charitable: always ready with his means to perform a charitable act.  The church has lost one of its benefactors.  The Community has lost a kind, loving father.  He leaves to mourn his passing, two daughters, one son; two sisters, 17 grandchildren, 9great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held at Farmers Chapel Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. MO Mumford officiating. Interment in Martin Cemetery. Rockville Tribune, Wednesday, February 24, 1926 (Submitted by Deb Barker Rawlings)

 Suicide - Volney Martin Cuts His Throat with a Razor - Volney Martin, a well known farmer of Sugar Creek township, near Grange Corner, committed suicide Monday by cutting his throat with a razor in the presence of his wife and son. He had the grip in January and never fully recovered. He was drawn on the jury for the February term of court, but was excused at his own request. It was then thought by his neighbors that he was demented. Financial trouble is also assigned for his despondency as he was hopelessly in debt. After striking his wife near the spring, he went to the house and assaulted his son, who warded him off, and when his wife stepped in between them he drew a razor, slashed his neck three times; walked a distance of about ten feet, fell and expired at once. He was 49 years old and well respected by all his neighbors. August 3, 1892, Rockville Republican (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

 “Jane MARTIN, 62, Rockville, died 4:08 p.m. Saturday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute.          Ms. Martin was a caseworker with Parke County Division of Family and Children for more than 25 years and was a foster mother. She was a member of Estabrook Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a Rockville High School graduate.  She was born September 19, 1941 at Rockville to Robert Ewing and Sylvia Laverne Call Martin. She enjoyed researching her family tree and spending time with her pets.    Survivors include a daughter, Rae Elaine Martin, Rockville; sisters June Martin Thomas, Rockville, Martha Martin Livengood, Plainfield, Treva Martin Smith, Dublin, Georgia., Barbara Martin Medley, Indianapolis, and Rosemary (Roger) Martin Fortner, Pittsboro; brothers Ernest (Doris) Robert Martin, Pittsboro, and Charles (Jeanette) Ewing Martin, Mecca.   A brother, Gerald Martin and a sister, Virginia Martin Morgan, are deceased.   Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m. Thursday in Barnes Mortuary, 111 E. High St., Rockville, with the Rev. Dana Spurgeon officiating. Burial is in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.” – Unknown source – shared by Randy Wright

Mrs. Priscilla Catherine MARTIN, 78, died Monday (24th) at 3:30 p.m. at Union Hospital, Terre Haute where she had been a patient more than a week following a stroke.  She was the widow of James F. Martin a former assessor of Adams Township.  Born in Parke County and a life-lone resident of this community she had a host of friends.   Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1:30 at the Christian Scientist Church.  A number of relatives from distant parts are coming for the funeral.  - Rockville Tribune, January 26, 1927

Richard W. Martin, 87, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Indianapolis and Rockville, died 10:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was employed as a plumber at Fort Harrison in Indianapolis, Water Department for the town of Rockville and retired from Fountain Valley Schools in Colorado. He was born on Dec. 30, 1920, in Parke County, to the late R.L. Martin and Pamie Seward Martin. His wife of 50 years, Mina Rusk Martin, whom he married July 3, 1958, survives him.  Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kim Bauer and her husband Tim Bauer of Dennison, Ill., and Danielle Sparks and her husband, 1st Sgt. 1SG Thomas K. Sparks of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.  He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon and Patty Martin; and 13 siblings.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, a recipient of EAME Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with one Bronze Star, American Defense Medal with one Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Ribbon. He was a lifemember of Pearl Harbor Survivors, a lifemember and Past All State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and local Commander of VFW Paul Taylor Post 1752 in Rockville.  Services are noon Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 West Howard St., in Rockville with military services to follow. Cremation will follow services and inurnment will be at a later date in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon prior to services on Saturday.

Clyde  "Todd" MARTIN, 87 of Rockville died at 9 p.m. Thursday in the Parke County Nursing Home near  Rockville.  Mr. Martin was a retired farmer. He was  a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church  and former member of the JUGA Volunteer Fire  Department at Bellmore. He was born July 17, 1910 at  Ferndale to Charles and Icie Mae Bartley Martin.  He  married Alice O. Snodgrass September 20, 1933 at  Rockville. Surviving 5 daughters: Phyllis Austin;  Margaret Neild; Edith Hess; Linda Towle; Esther  Lints; 6 grandchildren six greats; two step  grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A  grandson, two brothers and 4 sisters are deceased. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.. Monday in Gooch Funeral Home at Rockville with Rev. David I. Mohler officiating. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Friends may call from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and before services on  Monday. - Crawfordsville Journal Review 3 May 1997 - submitted by Karen Zach

Virgil M. Martin, age 68, of Ladoga, a former resident of the Covington community, died at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Cold Springs VA Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since August 3. He had been ill for several months.  He was born April 16, 1896 at Marshall, Ind., the son of Lawrence and Lorena M. Ratcliff Martin. He was married Sept. 7, 1919 to Hazel Longacre, who survives. Mr. Martin was a veteran of World War I. He had been a farmer all of his life and for the past 35 years had farmed in the Ladoga area. Prior to that he farmed in this vicinity. He was a member of World War I Barracks 1164 of Ladoga.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, is one brother, Clifford Martin of Veedersburg Rt. 2, and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Bodine&  Shelby Funeral Home in Covington where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Glenn Ray, pastor of the Covington Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Mt. hope Cemetery, Covington.  – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 15 October 1964, Page 012, shared by Walt W.


Mrs. Addie M. Mater, widow of O. D. Mater, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday in her home here after an illness of several months. A native of Parke County, she was born May 20, 1868. Her husband died in March 1950. She had lived here the last 52 years and prior to that in Russellville. She was a graduate of Bellmore High School. Survivors include a grandson, Robert Spencer, Thorntown postmaster, and three great-grandsons, Gerald Wayne, Allen J. and Brian Lee Spencer. Two daughters are deceased. Mrs. Mater was the last of a family of 10. She was a member of the Thorntown Presbyterian Church. Funeral services are announced for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Russell & Hitch Funeral Home here, the Rev. Paul Mueller officiating and burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. - Crawfordsville Journal Review - 17 April 1963, Page 014 – shared by Karen Zach


The community was shocked on Tuesday morning to hear that Fred Maxwell had dropped dead while working on his farm northwest of Byron.  Mr. Maxwell has long been a sufferer from rheumatism which had affected his heart.  he had gone to the field in company with a neighbor boy to work with a disk harrow.  he had just finished hitching his team to the implement when the final seizure came.  The boy succeeded in attracting the attention of Jesse Mitchell and Will Allen, but nothing could be done.  The Parke County coroner was called and returned a verdict of death by apoplexy.  He was the son of John C. and Anne Maxwell and was born in Crawfordsville, November 17, 1863.  He married Miss Lula Muns September 17, 1296 (sic - I assume 1896?).  The wife and four daughters, Ruth, Catherine, Evangeline and Helen survive.  The late Harry Maxwell, the singing evangelist was a brother.  Mr. Maxwell was a teacher in early life but for several years has been living on the farm where he died.  A little over a year ago his house burned, causing a heavy loss.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.  Funeral services were held at the home on Wed. afternoon.  Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Crawfordsville.  Waveland Independent, May 9, 1924


Ivor "Shorty" Mayes of Marshall, 78 years old, died at 5:15 o'clock last Thursday evening at the Britton nursing home. Survivors are four sons: Cecil of Marshall, Vern of Waveland, Otto of Denver, Colorado, and James of Elgin, Illinois; two daughters: Mrs. Ruby Clark of Rockville and Mrs. Lamoyne Vaught, RR 4, Rockville; a brother, John Mayes of Bellmore, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Bronson funeral home where funeral rites were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Donald Gee officiated and burial was in Bethany Cemetery at Marshall. Rockville Tribune, Thursday 7 April 1955, Page 1.

Miss Helen Mayes, 23 years old, died Saturday night at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis from injuries suffered in an automobile accident at Hammond four weeks ago.  Miss Mayes was formerly a resident of Marshall but or the past three years has resided in  South Bend where she was employed at the Bendix Brake Co. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Mayes; two sisters, Mrs. Claren Clark of Mishawaka and Miss Lamoyne Mayes of Marshall; four brothers, Otto Mayes of Rockville, and James, Fern, and Cecil Mayes all of Marshall; and two nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of the brother, Otto Mayes, in Rockville, the Rev. T. L. Terry of Freeport, Illinois, officiating.  The Chapman quartet of Bloomingdale sang "In the Garden,: "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Some Day We Will Understand."  Burial was in Bethany Cemetery at Marshall. - Rockville Tribune, Wednesday, 12 May 1937



Fern R. Mays, 78, RR1, Waveland, died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, March 12, 1990, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.  Born October 6, 1911, in Parke County, he was the son of Ivor and May Harper Mays.  On October 6, 1974 in Lyford, he married Eileen Earl, who died February 10, 1985.  Retired, he had been a timber man and farmer. Survivors include a son, Robert Mays, of Elgin, Illinois; three brothers, Cecil Mays of Marshall, Otto Mays of Denver, Colorado, and James Mayes of Elgin, Illinois; a sister Lamoyne Vaught, of Tavares, Florida, and several grandchildren. Services were conducted Friday at Rice Funeral Home in Marshall with Rev. Michael Sparks officiating.  Burial was in Poplar Grove Cemetery. - Rockville Tribune, Wednesday, 21 March 1990


MEACHAM, Gen., J. J., Rockville, November 22, of general decline, age 79 years. - Reported by Hargrave & Elson, Funeral Directors, Rockville Republican, December 5, 1888


 "Kingman" -- William O. Mendenhall, 75, farmer of near Bloomingdale, died at 1 a.m. Friday (March 7, 1952) at his home.  Mr. Mendenhall was born January 10, 1876 in Parke County, Indiana son of Jonathan and Margaret Mendenhall.  He was married in 1906 to Ina J. RUSSELL, who survives.  The couple has resided on the same farm near Bloomingdale since their marriage.  Also surviving is a son, Russell of Bloomingdale.  The body will be returned to the family residence at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Unknown Paper

Jacob Mendenhall as born in Preble County Ohio April 4, 1818, died April 13, 1903.  Was married to Delilah Thompson May 28, 1841.  To this union were b. 5 children, two sons and 3 daughters. One son and one daughter preceded him to the spirit land, the son having died in the army in 1862 and the daughter. died in 1863, also his wife died 1888, 15 years ago on the first of March 1903 (sic -- this makes no sense).  So far known he leaves two brothers and one sister, the brothers are still living in Ohio and the sister lives in Indiana.  He leaves 3 children, 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The deceased moved from Ohio to Parke County Indiana in the year of 1849.  In 1856 he moved on the farm near Steam Corner where he presided until the death of his wife.  Since that time he made his home with his children, Ephraim and Elizabeth, his widowed daughter at whose house he died.  The deceased had a birthright in the Friends Church but became dissatisfied with their order and was converted to Christianity about the time of his marriage. His wife being a Baptist, he wished to belong to the church with her, but his mother was opposed to his joining that denomination and he never made a public profession of religion, but gave evidence of his fitness for death attending the Baptist church regularly until the death of his wife. He was afflicted sorely with age and other infirmities, but bore them with calmness, wishing for the time to come when he might die. He chose his pallbearers and the minister to preach his funeral sermon which the writer did, assisted by Elder Newgent.  He was a good neighbor, a kind father.  He was truly loyal.  At the last presidential election he wished to go and vote, which he did, saying that it would be his last vote, and so it was.  He was not perfect, but his faults as all other men have and we say good bye to him and leave him in the hands of a just God, who doeth all things well.  Rev. Wm. Cartwright. Taken from: Obituaries of Fountain County, Indiana 1896-1922 found in Crawfordsville Public Library, Local History Room, copied and typed by Karen Bazzani Zach January 5, 2003


Dr. Basil Monroe MERRELL, 60-year-old Parke County physician, died at 3:30 Wednesday morning February 21, 1962 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Illinois.  Dr. Merrell had been in ill health for many months but had fought a gallant battle to maintain not only his practice, but his vital interest in life. The heart condition which had been such a threat the past few years finally resulted in the last hospitalization of many weeks and death early Wed. morning. Dr. Merrell served with the Army medical Corps during WW II and was overseas with the Persian Gulf Command in the India-Burma-China theatre for 28 months.  Following his graduation in 1926 from Franklin College where he received his bachelor of science degree, Dr. Merrell taught school for several years. He was graduated from Indiana University school of Medicine in 1933.  Dr. Merrell interned a year at General Hospital in Indianapolis and spent another year as resident physician in the hospital's Eli Lilly Clinic. He came to Rockville in 1946 where he set up his office on Market St.  He has been at his present offices on York Street since 1954.  A Democrat, Dr. Merrell served two terms as Parke County Coroner from 1952 to 1960.  His medical memberships included Parke-Vermillion Co.. Medical Society, Indiana Academy of General Practice & American Medical Association.  He also was  a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity of Franklin College.  He was also a member of Parke Masonic Lodge No. 8; Scottish Rite; Valley of Terre Haute; Zorah Shrine Temple and Elks Lodge No. 86 both of Terre Haute & Rockville Rotary Club.  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Rockville.  Keenly interested in sports, "Doc" followed the Rockville basketball and football teams with enthusiasm and was a regular member of bowling teams until his health forced him to stop his active participation.  Survivors include his wife, Elva; a daughter, Jeannie at home; two sons, William and Dan; his father, William of Waynetown; four brothers, Dr. Paul Merrell; Louis Merrell; Marx Merrell and Judge Morris Merrell; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Boling and Mrs. Rhoda Hartzell.  - Tri-County News, February 22, 1962



Aileen Michael of Rosedale, age 62, died Wednesday evening, July 13, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital .  She was born in Parke County , September 28, 1920, the daughter of George and Marvell Puett Testing.  January 25, 1939, she married Lloyd Michael, who survives.  Mrs. Michael was a member of Rosedale Christian Fellowship Church and professional Insurance Agents of Indiana .  She was a Scout leader at Clinton and a committee member of Wabash Valley Boy Scouts.  Also surviving are two daughters, Marvell Jones of RR 1, Hillsdale, and Jamerrill Gies of Terre Haute; a half brother, Fred Eldridge of Burgaw, NC; an uncle John Bill Puett of Rosedale and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Butler Funeral Home with Rev Wayne McLaughlin and Rev. Ova Rogers officiating.  Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery . - The Sentinel  July 18, 1983, Monday [Contributed by Sandra J. Lee Westbrooks]

Mrs. Pearl Michael, 78, a resident of Rt. 3, Rockville, died at 3:40 p.m. on Friday. She was a member of the New Discovery Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Kent of Rockville; two sons, Buss Michael of Rt. 3, Rockville, and Lloyd Michael of Roachdale; a sister, Mrs. Grace Coffenberry of Terre Haute; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Butler Funeral Home in Rockville with burial in the New Discovery Baptist Church Cemetery - Crawfordsville Journal Review - 18 May 1963, Page 005 – shared by Karen Zach

Funeral Card:  (Courtesy of Alberta Butler, thanks Alberta)  In Memory of: Ivy Pearl MICHAEL, born December 19, 1884.  Date of Death: May 17, 1963.  Services from Butler Funeral Home, Rockville, Indiana.  Sunday, May 19, 1963.  2:00 p.m. Clergyman Officiating: Rev. Jean Zirkle.  Rev. Irman Augsburger.  Final Resting Place: New Discover Cemetery.  Pall Bearers: Frank Douglas, Harris Harmless; Tom Jones; Max Martin; Dave Martin; Ray Rigdon.  


Parke county comes to the front this week with another murder.   Joe Mihok, an Austrian miner of Coxville, shot his wife through the heard Wednesday morning. The murderer escaped.  - Waveland Independent, December 23, 189


Lafe Mikels, who had charge of the Judson section on the Pennsylvania for 40 years died in a Ft. Wayne hospital Saturday night.  Death resulted from an infected toe.  Mr. Mikels is survived by his wife and three sons, Charles of Browns Valley; Ed and George of Lebanon, Ohio and one daughter, Mrs. M. C. Phillips of Rockville.  He was 74. - Waveland Independent -- May 18, 1928


Funeral services for John Miles, who died Friday morning, were held at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Cornelius Airhart of Crawfordsville.   Burial at Union cemetery, Mrs. Charles Moore, Miss Virginia Moore,  John Sharp and Mr. Mumaw with Mrs. Slavens at the piano sang, "Jesus Lover of My Soul", "Nearer my God to Thee" and "Rock of Ages."  The pall-bearers were William and Owen Moore, Henry McCarty, James Alward, Arthur and Willard Jarvis.   The flowers were carried by Harriet Dillman, Betty Hill, Phyllis Mattison, Elizabeth and Dorothy Miles.  Those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. E. . Mattison and daughter of Morris, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Lewis of Indiana Harbor; Kline Miles of Plato, Michigan.; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Miles, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Miles and Ollie Miles of Indianapolis; Mrs. Lucy Miles and son of Montezuma; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McGaughey and family, John Sutherlin of Russellville; Mr. and Mrs. John Birch of Mecca; Mrs. John Graham and daughter of Crawfordsville; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Marshall of Marshall; Miss Ruth trout, Omer and Roy Trout of Zionsville.  The following obituary was read:  "John Miles, one of the oldest citizens of this community, passed away at his home Friday morning, April 10, at 4:30 o'clock at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 20 days, following a period of about two months' serious illness with stomach trouble and complications.  Mr. Miles was born April 21, 1849, in the Balhinch community, the son of George and Pauline Miles.  He was the youngest of 12 children; 7 sisters and five brothers, of whom, Ben Miles of Marshall, Indiana is the only one now living.  April 21, 1872, he was united in marriage to Mary E. English who preceded him in death November 3, 1928.  To them were born 12 children: 8 boys and four girls, of whom two sons and two daughters have passed on before.  "Uncle John, as he was most familiarly known, has resided in and near Waveland all his life, and was one of the most widely known men in the county.  In his younger days, he followed ditching, cement work and brick laying as a trade, but in later years he has been engaged in fur-buying and the coal business.  He was very accommodating and was always willing to aid anyone in need.  He will be missed by all who knew him.  Besides the brother mentioned above, he is survived by 8 children: Mrs. Lulu Lewis of  Harborn, Indiana, Mrs. Anna McGaughey of Palms, Cal; Roy of Plato, Mi; Lewis of Ft. Montgomery NY; Morris of Bristol, Nevada; Frank of Tucson, Arizona; Nelson and Harry of Waveland; 19 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, together with friends limited only by his acquaintance who weep with these bereft, breathing a prayer for their comfort...." - Waveland Independent -- April 17, 1931

William Miles died at his home in Mecca on Thursday evening last.  He had been in his usual health and had worked all day after which he half-soled two pairs of shoes.  He told his wife that he would lie down awhile.  Presently she noticed the odd way he was lying and went to him, finding him dead.  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hill and Mrs. Susan Marshall attended the funeral at the Christian Church at Mecca on Sunday.  He was the son of Thomas and Lydia Miles and was born in Waveland.  He was a brother of Mrs. Susan Marshall.  He is survived by the widow, but leaves no children. - Unknown newspaper

Aaron Miles died at the home of his son, Albert in Montezuma on Monday.  He has been in poor health for a number of years.  The body was brought here for interment in Union Cemetery  after services conducted by Elder Montgomery Canine.  Mr. Miles lacked but four days being 90 years old. He is survived by four children: Albert Miles of Montezuma; Edward Miles of Danville, Illinois; Mrs. Charles Yaryan of Hillsdale and Andrew Miles of Waveland. The wife also survives him. - Waveland Independent, September 18, 1914

Albert Miles, better known here as "Boone" Miles, died at Marshall early on Saturday morning. He and his father, Ben Miles were keeping house together. he had not been well for some days. About 4 in the morning, he got up and got him a drink, and then instead of going back to bed, he lay down on the floor with his face to the wall.  His father got up and got breakfast, and as he still seemed to be sleeping, ate his breakfast and went to work in the garden. After an hour or so he came in and going over to his son's side, told him he better get up and eat his breakfast. As he did not answer he took hold of him and found he was dead. Funeral services were held at Union Church on Sunday afternoon.  Interment in Union Cemetery. he was 48 years and 7 months old and was the son of Benjamin and Nancy (Patton) Miles. He was born on the old Miles home place near Dowden. He is survived by two brothers, Charles of Chicago and Alonzo, who is somewhere in Arkansas and by one sister, Mrs. Carrie Ware of Balhinch.  - Waveland Independent, March 19, 1922

Mr. [Enos] Miles was born June 13, 1829, in Parke County, Indiana. He is the son of Samuel Miles who was a Lieutenant in the war of 1812. He received a good common-school education and attended the State University at Bloomington, Indiana, for the college year of 1848. In the fall of 1850, he entered the law office of his father-in-law, Col. John Osborn [father of Caroline (Osborn) Miles], as a student. Col. Osborn was elected Auditor of Clay County, Indiana, in the fall of 1852, continuing in office until 1858; during which time, Mr. Miles discharged the duties of that office as Deputy. Mr. Miles was admitted to practice in the Common Pleas, Circuit and Superior Courts of Indiana, in March, 1859 and continued to practice in that State until 1872, when he had acquired a large and lucrative practice; he then sold out there and spent about a year in visiting the principal cities and State capitals of the West and in July, 1873, he came to Denver, opening a law office the following December, where he has since continued to practice his profession. Mr. Miles was raised a Whig, going from that to the Republican party and in the fall of 1860, was an associate editor of the Hoosier Patriot, a campaign paper that was largely circulated. He has avoided politics and given strict attention to the practice of his profession, holding that this was his highest honor.  - History of the City of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado by O. L. Bakin & Nelson Millett (O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers 1880)]  submitted by John Hutchins


Mrs. James Millaman died at her home near Guion, Sunday morning, of bronchial pneumonia. She was buried at the Strong cemetery on Tuesday morning.  She was the mother of Mrs. James Moody.  Rachel C. Smock was born Feb 1, 1847 and died Nov 13, 1910 aged 63 years 9 months 12 days.  She was united in marriage to James Milliman (sic) Jan 31, 1867.  There mourn for her, the husband, one son, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters besides numerous relatives and friends.  She united with the Guion Presbyterian in the winter of 1890 and for 20 years had lived a faithful member of the church. Her entire life was an open book; her world was her home; her family and her church. Funeral services were  conducted by Rev. JD Ulay at the church after which the remains were laid to rest,  "In that low green tent, whose curtain never outward swings," in the Guion Cemetery. - Waveland Independent November 18, 1910


Services for Alfred R. Miller 76, a former Parke county resident, are being planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday in Miller and Sons Funeral Home with interment to follow in the North Union Cemetery near Goodin’s Corner in Parke County.  Miller, a retired coal miner, died at 9:43 a.m. Friday in the Golden Manor nursing Home at Ladoga, Ind.  He had been confined to nursing homes and hospitalized for several years with an extended illness.  He was born on Jan 1, 1899, in Parke County, the son of the late Coleman and Charity Miller. T an early age he began working as a miner and was employed at various mines with coal companies throughout the western Indiana area.  There are no known immediate survivors. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6:00 p.m. Sunday. – Brazil Daily Times, 13 September 1975

Austaus Donald Miller of Rosedale, age 46, was pronounced dead on arrival  at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Thursday morning, December 9 after suffering an apparent heart attack.  He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Rosedale American Legion Post.  He owned and operated a service station at Rosedale for 15 years and also operated an oil delivery route and drove a school bus.  Surviving are the widow, Wilma; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Howard of Rosedale; his mother, Mrs. Leona Miller of Rosedale; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Nevins and Mrs. Lucille Wallace of Rosedale; Mrs. Sadie Stevenson of Seelyville and Mrs. Mary White of Terre Haute; two brothers, Howard of Rosedale and Melvin of Terre Haute; and two grandsons. Funeral services were held at the Cottrell funeral Home in Rosedale, Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Ralph Austin and Rev. Joe Cook officiating. Burial in Rosedale Cemetery with the Rosedale American Legion Post conducting military services.  Unknown Paper

Barbara M. McMillan Miller, 74, of Clinton and formerly of Montezuma died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2000, in Vermillion Convalescent Center. She was born July 12, 1926, in Spencer to Warren Sheppard and Bessie Galloway Sheppard. Survivors include two sons, Jim McMillan and Howie McMillan; three daughters, Judy Blacketer, Mary Gilbert and Betsy McMillan; her stepmother, Leora Sheppard; one sister, Louise Norris; one stepsister, Judy White; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Friday in Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Gommel officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. today.

Carl Miller, age 40, of LaPorte, formerly of Union Township, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near LaPorte early Monday morning.  The accident occurred about 12:30 when Mr. Miller ran his car into a tree n an effort to avoid hitting a boy on a bicycle. He had started to pass a bus when he suddenly saw the bicyclist.  The boy received slight injuries as the machine barely struck the wheel.  Mr. Miller and three companions were taken to the LaPorte hospital where he died about 4 o'clock, Monday morning. The other three occupants of the car are expected to recover. the car was almost demolished. Mr. Miller was a native of Union Township and the son of Mr. and Mrs.  Usher Miller, deceased. He was a graduate of Bellmore high school, was a barber and for several years had been engaged in his trade in LaPorte.   He is survived by a son, Jackie, age 12, of LaPorte and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Spencer of Portland mills. His wife died last Thanksgiving.  Mr. Miller was a member of the Barbers union, the Masonic and Moose lodges. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at Mt. Moriah church, north of Hollandsburg, in charge of Rev. William Rust, pastor of the Bellmore Methodist church.  Burial was made in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Unknown Paper

“Charles MILLER, 80 years old, former Rosedale resident, died last Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Smith of Anderson. Last rites were conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Olivet church near Catlin, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. - Rockville Tribune, February 20, 1947

Charles Brenton Miller was born October 15, 1881, died February 22, 1905 being 23 years, 4 months and 8 day.  He was the son of Ursher and Mary E. Miller.  He was united in marriage to Mary E. Swaim November 23, 1898.  She was a daughter of Daniel and Lucinda Swaim.  Their home was blessed by the birth of one daughter, Mandie Marie Miller.  His wife, daughter, father, mother, two sisters and one brother still survive him.  Brent, as we always called him, was of a cheerful disposition and tried to make all cheerful who came in contact with him.  He was far from being a rugged man and worked beyond his strength, being very industrious.  Almost like a flash of the lightning he was taken from his home and family.  He had been in better health than usual for some time before is death.  The night he died his wife and daughter retired about 8 o'clock, but he remained up to read the paper.  They did not know when he retired; but it was some time later.  He laid his paper by the side of his chair, retired and fell asleep to awake no more.  His wife was awakened by his struggles a little after 1 o'clock.  He was just breathing his last and was dead before any of the neighbors could be called.  He was a kind and affectionate husband, father, son and neighbor.  His family, relatives and neighbors all mourn his loss, which is all the more sad by his being taken so suddenly, while in the bloom of manhood.  His wife and near relatives extend their heartfelt thanks to their neighbors and friends for their help and untiring attention in this their time of great sorrow and need.  we here leave him in the hands of a just and merciful God, who doeth all things well, and all say as one: "not our will, but thine, oh, Lord."  Funeral services were conducted  by G. R.  Collings, after which the remains were laid to rest in Mt. Moriah cemetery to await the resurrection morn.  Unknown Paper

MONTEZUMA—Charles Ray Miller, 48, died at 10:20 a.m. Monday at his home on Rt. 1 Montezuma. He was born June 6, 1916, in Parke County to Charles B. and Bernice Miles Miller. He is survived by his mother; a brother, Roy, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Hazel Sanders of Mecca. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes Mortuary in Rockville. Reverends Gene Garvey and Paul Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville. Friends may call at the funeral home. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 09 February 1965, Page 014 – shared by Walt W.

Mary Elizabeth Miller, born April 26, and departed this life September 17, 1915, aged 52 years, 4 months and twenty one days.  She was the fourth child of a family of 10 children of Adam and Susan Harmless, of which 3 brothers and two sisters survive. She was married at her father's home near Mansfield August 26, 1879 to Usher Miller. To this union were born five children, an infant and one son, Charles b, preceding her.  Mrs. Mary Porter of Judson, Carl and Carrie at home, and one granddaughter, Miss Maude Miller to whom she was very much devoted.  In her youth, she joined the ME church at Mansfield, and after moving to Bellmore, her membership was placed with the church of that place, and although for years she was frail in body, she was always interested in the work of the church and attended services when health would permit.   She possessed a quiet, lovable disposition, was devoted to her home, thinking always of their welfare and comfort.  She was an affectionate wife, a kind and indulgent mother, a good neighbor has gone.  But the memory of her will be cherished long by a host of relatives neighbors and friends......Mrs. Usher Miller, living north of Bellmore, died last Thursday night age 52 years.  Mrs. Miller was well known in the eastern and southern parts of the county and the funeral at Mt. Moriah on Saturday was largely attended.  Rev. AL Miller of Rockville officiated. Burial was in Mt. Moriah cemetery.. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, and three children, Carrie, Carl and Pearl.  Unknown Paper

Funeral services for Floyd Allen Miller, 48 who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Miller & Sons Funeral Home, the Rev Irvin King of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery, north of Carbon.  Friends may call this evening at the funeral home. – Brazil Daily Times, 29 June 1954

Mrs. Ida Ellen Miller, 93, R R 1, Carbon, died at 9 p.m. Friday at her home near Mansfield after a long illness. She had been bedfast for the past two and one-half years.  The widow of William H. Miller who preceded her in May 1962, the deceased was a Parke County resident all her life, being born in Raccoon Township on Aug., 1873, and living her later years in union Township.  Her parents were Allen and Jane (Webster) Campbell, early settler in this part of Indiana. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Rock Run Baptist Church in northwestern Clay County for most of her life.  Surviving are as son, Clarence A. Miller, R R 1, Carbon; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ethel) Brown, R R 1, Carbon, and Mrs. Earl (Florence) Berry, Ladoga, Ind.; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Services will be conducted at Miller and Sons Funeral Home at 2 pm. Monday. The Rev. Raymond Rissler, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brazil, will officiate and interment will be in North Union Cemetery, northeast of Carbon.  Friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.  –Brazil Daily Times, 24 September 1966

“James M. MILLER was born July 27, 1841; died September 28, 1920, age 79 years, 2 months, and 1 day.  He was married to Priscilla Day September 2, 1863. To this union was born one daughter who died in infancy. He raised two foster sons, Fred Miller and Roy Peacock, the latter surviving him and was with him in his last illness. He was the son of John and Peggy Miller and was one of a family of 14 children – John, Abraham, Samuel, Jane, Phoebe, Rachel, Barbara, Martha and Abigail, the latter two surviving him. He joined the Otterbein Church 60 years ago. His life was spent in Parke County except for a brief time in Vigo, and a few months at the soldiers home in Danville, Illinois. He was a kind and obliging neighbor and was ever ready to neglect his own business to help a friend.        Rev. S. K. Fuson conducted the funeral services at Otterbein Church, Friday at 11 o’clock. Burial at Blake Cemetery.” - Rockville Republican, October 6, 1920

MILLER, Mrs. Jemimah, Rock Run, November 24, of general decline, age 86. - Reported by Hargrave & Elson, Funeral Directors, Rockville Republican, December 5, 1888

TANGIER -- Mrs. Johannah Miller, 79, of Tangier Route 1, died Monday night, Dec. 27 at a nursing home in Sullivan.  She was born Dec. 22, 1892, at St. Bernice and was married to Thomas Herbert Miller, who survives.  She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aid Society at Howard.  Survivors also include three sons, Robert and Russell, both of Terre Haute, and Wayne of Rushville; and a sister, Mrs. Goldie McBride of St. Bernice.  She was preceded in death by a brother.  Services were 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home in Cayuga, with the Rev. Leon Korb officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery. - Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel, Hershberger's typed by Walt W

John B. Miller was born August 25, 1819; died January 8, 1904, age 84 years, 4 months and 13 days.  He is thought to be the first white child born in Raccoon township, Parke county, Indiana, and at the time of his death was perhaps the oldest citizen who was born in said county. He was born on the farm near where he died and had lived there continuously all his life, except about four years. About the year 1837 he and Robt. Mitchell, his stepfather and mother and family, moved east of now Bridgeton on the Jacob Bell entry of land now the Mitchell farm. Living as he did in those pioneer days, he received but a (sic) very little school education. He being the oldest of his mother’s children much depended on him with his stepfather in the battle for existence amid the trials of frontier life. He helped to clear the farm on which nearly his whole life was spent and he admired his home so much. Notwithstanding these deprivations and burdens he grew t be a man of extra ordinary intelligence and worth.  Having reached the age of manhood he was married to Nancy Crabb December 10, 1840. As the fruits of this union three sons were born, James C., Jacob T. H. and John R. Mc., all of whom with the widow survive him. He was a man of good strength and untiring energy while he had a wife delicate in health for many ears yet he succeeded in accumulating an abundance of this world’s goods and leaves his family in comfortable circumstances from his possessions. Altho having a limited education Mr. Miller was an intense reader and with natural intelligence succeeded in storing in his mind much useful knowledge. He kept himself well posted on current topics almost to time of departure. Being known as a man of sterling integrity and rare ability, he was often sought by those wanting advice and instruction. Having a very retentive mind and being a good conversationalist to listen to him was like reading a book or paper and one could get instruction on almost any subject. He was reared by a Christian mother and although religiously inclined he never united with any church yet he was a great reader of the Bible and believed in its teachings and supported its ministry with his means very freely. Whatever else can be said of him this can be truly said, he was a man of Christian liberality and sterling honesty, one who will be greatly missed by the community, more by his neighbors and most of all by his family and relatives who greatly mourn their loss. The funeral sermon was preached at the M.E. church by Rev. Z. D. Maris. After the services the body was conducted to the Bridgeton cemetery and laid in it last resting place in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends to witness the last sad rites. Rockville Republican, January 20, 1904  (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

Noted Parke County Pioneer died Friday. John B. Miller was the first white child born in Raccoon Township. John B. Miller, 84, Father of J. T. H. Miller, the Terre Haute Clothier, died last night about 6:00 pm at his home near Bridgeton in Parke County, Indiana. Mr. Miller fell about three months ago, and severely wrenched his hip and since then his decline has been rapid. a week ago Thursday night he was stricken with paralysis and remained unconscious till his death. Mr. Miller, who was the First Male White Child born in Raccoon Township, Parke County, was born on almost the same spot in which he died. he was born of parents who came from well known families. his mother attained the age of 94 years. Mr. Miller was one of the largest farmers in Parke County and was widely known and respected being noted for his kind and generous nature. he was a friend to anyone in need. he was married in 1840 and he and his wife had he lived until November, 1904 would have celebrated their sixty-fourth wedding anniversary. All the family and Mrs. Miller are still living. Besides his wife, Mrs. Nancy Miller, who is six weeks his senior; Mr. Miller leaves three sons; James C., who lived with his parents; J. T. H. Miller, the Clothier of this city, and John R., of Parke County. Two half brothers and one half sister all of whom are past 70 years of age survive. J. T. H. Miller left for the old homestead today to attend the funeral.  (Thanks to Max White for this obituary) Terre Haute Evening Gazette, Page 5, January 9, 1904.

John R. Miller a leading farmer and a prominent citizen of Parke County is dead at his home near Bellmore. The deceased was 70 years old. He was once elected county treasurer and he represented Parke and Montgomery counties in the Legislature, being elected by the Nationals. He was well-to-do-and highly respected, having a wide acquaintance. - Crawfordsville Review 18 Jan 1896, Page 001

 Changes were announced today in the arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Frank A. (Mary Ann) Miller, who died Monday Morning at her home at Lena.  The body will be removed this evening from Miller and Sons’ Funeral Home to the residence at Lena where friends may call.  Funeral services will be held at the Lena Christian church at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Dillman officiating. Interment North Union cemetery. – Brazil Daily Times, 21 September 1943

"Rockville" - the funeral services of Mrs. Nancy CRABB MILLER, who died at the home of her son, James C. Miller near Rockville, Thursday were held here Friday.  Mrs. Miller was born in Pickaway Co, Ohio in 1819 came to Indiana when about 6 year sold and has lived here since then.  Her father settled on the farm now occupied by John R. McMILLER (sic) in Parke County.  Mrs. Miller united with the Methodist church when a child, but afterwards joined the Baptist of which she was a member at the time of her death.  She married John B. Miller in 1840 and they lived together until Mr. Miller died in 1904  She is survived by 3 sons: Jacob TH; James C and John R. McMiller.  - Terre Haute Star, Page 8 (Sunday) 18 February 1906  - Sent by Max C. White, Jr.  (Thanks, Max)

Rosedale, IN -- Tillman Howard Miller, 56 years old, died suddenly Monday while at work cutting wood.  Surviving are the widow, Leona and 9 children: Nona, Ruby, Susie, Howard, Jr., Lucille, Mary, Austaus, Melvin and Sadie.  Funeral services will be held at the residence here at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  - Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, October 17, 1933, Page 2 (Thanks to Max White for this obituary)

Usher, son of Alfred Miller and wife, was born near Mansfield, June 30, 1860, 71 years 6 months, 11 days.  About 40 years ago, he united with the ME Church at Mansfield and later, after moving to his farm north of Bellmore, he placed his membership with the Bellmore ME Church, and has tried to so live that his life might be in accordance with Christ, and his church.  On August 26, 1879, he was united in marriage to Mary Harmless and five children were born to this union.  One dying in infancy, Pearl died March 16, 1927, and Carl and Carrie mourn today, the loss of a kind and loving father.  Mrs. Miller, his wife, passed to the great beyond September 17, 1915.  Mr. Miller possessed a cheerful disposition and lived his life with a smile on his face.  He was a splendid neighbor and his many acts of kindness will long be remembered by his large circle of friends.  On November 23, 1921, he married Mary E. Jessup and as a loving wife, she has faithfully cared for him during his many months of affliction.  He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, one son, Carl of LaPorte, one daughter, Mrs. Fay Spencer of Portland Mills, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, two brothers, Freemont Miller of Brazil, Indiana; Joe of Rockville, one half sister, Mrs. Ike Overpeck of Mansfield and a host of other relatives and friends.  Unknown Paper

Last rites for Walter Lee Miller, retired Lena railroader, who died suddenly Tuesday morning of a heart attack while visiting a brother near Coatesville, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Mille and Sons’ Funeral Home.  The Rev. Joe Miller of the Church of Christ will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the North union Cemetery, north east of Carbon.  Friends may call at the funeral home any time after 4 o’clock this afternoon. – Brazil Daily Times, 30 January 1952

William E. Miller, 75, of Rosedale died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2001, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Co. He was born November  4, 1926, in West Terre Haute to John Miller and Emma DePriest Miller. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Alice GILL Miller, whom he married August 29, 1981, in Montezuma; eight sons, Rockford Miller and his wife, Laurie of Knox, William Miller Jr., and his wife, Ava of Lake Station, Dennis Miller and his wife, Brenda of Chesterton; Joe Campbell and his wife, Connie, Robert Allen, Chuck Allen and his wife, Anita, Ted Allen and his wife, Lisa and Jessie Allen and his wife, Debbie, all of Montezuma; five daughters, Earlene Cummings and her husband, Richard of Chesterton, Margaret White and her husband, Richard of Rosedale, Paula Padgett and her husband, Don and Holly Vandevender and her husband, Dale, all of Montezuma and Marlena Greene and her husband, Paul of Clinton; two sisters, Fay Beach of Portage and Emma Van Buren and her husband, Dudley of Conroe, Texas; 38 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; three sisters; and one grandson. Services are 3 p.m. Saturday in Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma, with the Rev. Gary Glick officiating. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.

William H Miller, age 92, of R. R. 1, Carbon, died at 12:03 a.m. today at the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton. Mr. Miller, a retired farmer had been in failing health for several years. Born near Rosedale on Oct. 3, 1869, he was the son of the late Levi and Rebecca Staggs Miller. In 1891 he was united in marriage to the former Ida Campbell, and they had celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Feb. 18th.  Mr. Miller resided and farmed most of his life in Raccoon Township, Parke County. He was a member of the Rock Run Baptist Church west of Perth.  Surviving are the widow, Ida; one son, Clarence A. Miller of R. R.  1, Carbon; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Brown of R. R. 1, Carbon, and Mrs. Earl Berry of Jamestown, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one nephew and several nieces.  The body was taken to Miller and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 1;30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Raymond Rissler, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brazil, officiating.  Interment will be in North Union Cemetery, north of Carbon in Parke County.   - Brazil Daily Times, 4 May 1962

MILLEMON (various spellings)

May A. Younger, daughter of John P. and Florence L. Martin, was born in Union Township, Parke co, Indiana May 15, 1894, in which county she continued to reside until her death, November 15, 1918, aged 24 years and 6 months.  She received her education in the public schools, although her health was frail she possessed unusual ambition and completed her education in the high school.  On August 26, 1914, she became the bride of Charles Millemon. This union was blessed and brightened by two little sons, Clyde Martin and Cecil Merle, who have sustained the greatest loss that comes to them in life, the loss of Mother.  May was of a loving and gentle disposition, bearing her affliction with patience and cheerfulness. She was a kind neighbor, lending a helping hand whenever her health would permit.  A loving wife and daughter and a most devoted mother.  In her frail condition she manifest much kindness and patience among her children.  She was highly esteemed in the community in which she lived, but it is in the home and family circle that she will be missed to the utmost. She realized that the close of her life was drawing near and talked about it calmly with the loved ones who gave her such devoted care, and from her manner of living we feel certain that she had no fear whatever of death, her greatest regret being her separation from her loved ones.  Death is always sad and especially so when the one is taken in the bloom of youth, but we submit to the one "who doeth all things well." She leaves to mourn her departure two dear children, a kind husband, a loving father and mother and a devoted sister. Also a number of aunts and uncles, besides other relatives and a host of sympathizing friends.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 11 o'clock at Mt. Moriah.  Unknown Paper

Mrs. James Millaman died at her home, near Guion, Sunday morning, of bronchial pneumonia.  She was buried at the Strong Cemetery on Tuesday morning.  She was the mother of Mrs. James Moody. The following is contributed – Rachel C. Smock was born February l, 1847 and died November 13, 1910, age 63 years, 9 months and 12 days.  She was united in marriage to James Millaman, January 31, 1867.  There mourn for her, the husband, one son, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters, besides numerous relatives and friends.  She united with the Guion Presbyterian , in the winter of 1890 and for twenty years she has lived a faithful member of the church.   Her entire life was an open book; her world was her home, her family and her church.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Ulay at the church after which the remains were laid to rest,  “In that low green tent, whose curtain never outward swings,” in the Guion Cemetery. - Waveland Independent, November 18, 1910

James Milliman was born August 16, 1839 and died July 28, 1913, aged 73 years, 11 months and 13 days.  “Uncle Jim” as he was commonly known was the youngest of twelve children, the family of John and Eliza Milliman,  all of whom have preceded him to the “Great Beyond.”  He was one of the “Boys in Blue” in the great struggle of ’61 to ’65.  First as a member of Company D 78th Indiana, Vol. Infantry.  He was with the regiment on its campaign into Kentucky in the summer of ’62, at the skirmish of Uniontown, where Captain Tilghman met his tragic death.  He was captured, paroled and sent home.  Later when Lincoln issued his call for volunteers he answered with that great army of voices, “We are coming Father Abraham.  Three hundred thousand more!”  And again he marched as a member of Company H First Indiana Heavy Artillery.  He served his country until the close of the war, being mustered out in January, 1866.   On January 31st, 1867 he was married to Rachel C. Smock and to them were born five children, two of whom, with the mother are dead.  He was a member of the Guion Presbyterian Church, having united with his entire family about twenty five years ago.   He leaves one son, W. D. Milliman of Logansport, and two daughters, Mrs. E. D. Hawkins, of Jessup, and Mrs. James Moody, of Waveland, besides grandchildren and other relatives and friends who will miss him sadly. - Waveland Independent, August 8, 1913


William D. Milligan died at his home in Byron on Friday afternoon.  His death was not unexpected, as he has been in poor health for several months.   The funeral at the Presbyterian Church here on Sunday afternoon was in charge of Rev. W.F. Smith of Rockville.  The following obituary was read:  William D. Milligan, son of John D. and Josephine Hannah Milligan was born in Waveland, Indiana on July 25, 1869.  His health began to fail two years ago.  During the last two months he had suffered intensely, but through it all he was patient and uncomplaining.  Every care possible was bestowed upon him by a loving wife and a devote mother, but he passed away Friday June 1, 1928, aged 58 years, 10 months and 6 days.  He is survived by the widow and the aged mother whose life has been devoted to his comfort and happiness for the past 12 years.  Two sister, Claudia Milligan and Mrs. Elizabeth Burford preceded him in death.  In the year 1884 he removed with his parents to Topeka, Ks, where he entered a law firm, remaining with the one company 20 years, until the death of his employers. At the age of 27 he met and married Harriet Reagen and the great part of their married life was spent in Topeka.  In 1910 he returned to Indiana, and was with the Stevenson Glove Co. until 1916, when he bought the general store and Byron, Indiana, where he has built up a growing and successful business and he has won the confidence and respect of the entire community.  His life has been lived in our midst and has spoken for itself.   His neighbors and friends of the Byron community have for 12 years looked to him for council and advice.  He was quiet and unassuming of disposition and his jovial, kindly nature endeared him to all, and he will be greatly missed in the community.   Among those present from a distance were: Dr. and Mrs. T. Z. Ball and Masters Junior and Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Vail, Jesse Canine and Misses Nannie Hannah and Emily Demaree of Crawfordsville, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ball, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Fullenwider, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fullenwider of Indianapolis; Joseph Ball, Miss Margaret McNutt and Mrs. Jesse Burford of Terre Haute; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hannah and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hanna of Roachdale. - Waveland Independent -- June 8, 1928

William B. Milligan well known merchant of Byron died at his home Friday afternoon at one o'clock following an illness from Bright' disease.  Mr. Milligan was born July 25 1869 at Waveland the son of John and Josephine.  He was united in married 18 years ago to Hattie REAGAN of St. Louis.  Mr. Milligan had lived most of his life in Topeka, Kansas but had conducted a general store at Byron for the past 12 years.  Those surviving are his wife, his parents and two sisters.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Waveland.  Friends may view the remains between one and two o'clock Sunday afternoon.  - Waveland Independent, (or Crawfordsville Journal) June 2, 1928

Charles A. MILLIGAN died at his home on South Cross Street at six on Tuesday evening.  Apparently in his usual health he was taken critically ill with heart trouble about 4 weeks ago.  Funeral services were held at the home this afternoon at 3 o’clock in charge of Rev. Frederick Cromer. Mrs. William Peck rendered a 20 minute program of violin music before and played Nearer My God to Thee and Jesus Lover of My Soul as a part of the service.  The pall bearers were Roland, Richard, Clarence, Elton, and Harry Milligan and Fred McNutt.  The flowers were carried by Mamie and Martha McNutt and Marion and Alice Search.  Burial in Maple Ridge Cemetery. - Waveland Independent, June 1, 1929  

Charles Albert MILLIGAN, the eldest son of Thomas E. and Martha VANNICE Milligan was born on the site of the present home where he passed away May 30, 1939 age 80.  In his youth he attended the common school, the Waveland Collegiate Institute and was graduated from  the old Indianapolis Business College.  In the early 1880s Charles entered into partnership with his brother, Edwin T. Milligan, which endured throughout the years until Edwin's death in 1925. Their first business venture was a general store in the village of Milligan, Indiana so named for Charles, its first postmaster.  Later the partners sold out and started a dry goods and clothing business at Wingate, Ind. A fire which occurred in a year or so destroying the building and stock, caused them to remove once again, back to Waveland.  Here in Waveland for several years Charles with Edwin owned a general merchandise store, later selling farm machinery and supplies and insurance.  After Charles retired his interests were mainly engaged with the management of his farm lying north of Waveland.  Charles A. Milligan spent his entire life in and near this community.  A life long career of honesty and square dealing won him the sincere and honored esteem of his many friends and acquaintances. A devout member and loyal supporter of the Waveland Presbyterian Church, he regularly attended services as long as he was able.  Left to mourn his passing are a brother, john VS Milligan; an aunt, Mary Josephine Milligan; a niece, Ruth Milligan Ingraham; a nephew, Harry B. Milligan; a grand nephew, Harold Milligan Spencer; three grandnieces, Ann Michael Ingraham, Elizabeth Rosalind and Susan Milligan, as well as other relatives and a host of friends. - Waveland Independent, June 8, 1939


It is reported here that Mrs. Carrie Talburt Mitchell, a former resident, died about two weeks ago. She has been living with her son, Dow in Clinton, but is thought to have moved to Terre Haute to make her home with her brother, Charles Talburt. However, no particulars have been received by friends here. - Waveland Independent, June 22, 1923 

December 20th 1903 there came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs.  Moses Mitchell like a ray of sunshine of a gentle flower a baby girl who was given the name of Doris.  For more than 17 years she lingered here but the sun does not always shine and the flowers do not always bloom in this world and on march 31, Doris journeyed to another home where sunshine and flowers are eternal.  Her short life was spent in the community of her birth.  Here she attended school winning the friendship of her schoolmates and teachers by her gentleness and graduating from the Howard Township school with the class of 1920.  In such times as this it is human nature to wonder.  Even as little children we wonder why such a thing should be for we see as through a glass, darkly, and we do not understand.  But Doris understands for to her it is not the end of life, but the beginning of a life without limitation without pain or suffering or sorrow, and I believe could those who loved her see her now they too would understand.   Doris leaves a place in this home which can never be filled.  Her sorrowing father, mother, three brothers, Earl, Glen and Donald, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Myers and Ruby, know this as do all of us who sympathize with them, but we know she has gone to fill a larger place in a better home, and to be reunited with a loving sister, Jewell, who preceded her August 5, 1918.  Besides the immediate family above, Doris leaves three grandparents many other relatives and friends limited only by the number who knew her. While her life here was short as earthly lives are reckoned the mission for which she came was as complete as though she had lived the allotted three scores and ten and we bow to the will of him whose decisions are always wise.  - Waveland Independent, April 15, 1921

Noben T. Mitchell, son of James & Lucinda Mitchell was born November 25, 1859, died January 25, 1921 at the age of 61 years, 2 months and 10 days.  He was united in married on the 7th day of February 1885 to Miss Temple Robinson in which relation he proved to be a good, faithful and true husband.  He lived always in the light of the Holy bond of wedlock and never violated the sacred vow made at the altar.  To this union was born 3 children who survive: Benjamin Mitchell Byron, Indiana; Claude Mitchell, Wallace Indiana and Mrs. Myers of Crawfordsville, Indiana.  Mr. Mitchell was by occupation a farmer in which calling he was successful.  Honesty, associated with industry, characterized his life and won for him a good name, and those who knew him best called him friend and neighbor.  To his children he was and is, a father in all the name means ever kind and loving, always carrying their interests in the heart.  About 2 years ago, he and his good wife left the farm and moved to Crawfordsville where he proposed to live a retired life to help the grandchildren in obtaining an education as the time came.  His kind and genial disposition made for him a friend of everyone he met who in return had a friend in him.  He so maintained himself in all of his relations with his fellowmen, that they will join his bereaved family in saying "a good man has gone from us," and that it is their loss and not his.  Death found him waiting at the gate with patience and hope, and looking with clear vision beyond the storm visited sea, to the land of eternal sunshine and he said, "don't mourn for me, I rest in peace."  He leaves his wife, 3 children and 8 grandchildren, two sisters, Emily Starkey of Oklahoma City OK and Mary Nolen of Wallace, IN and among others many relatives and friends. - Waveland Independent, February 25, 1921

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday December 11, at Hunt & Son Fun. Home in Crawfordsville for Jewel Mitchell, 94 of Rt. 1, Hillsboro. She died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 8 at Culver Hospital in Crawfordsville. The Rev. Jim Ireland officiating. Burial in Old Union Cemetery Waveland. She was a member of the Byron Christian Church. She was born May 8, 1890 in Byron, the daughter of Erastus & Arminta Carter Clore. She married Claude T. Mitchell on September 6, 1906. He died December 28, 1958. Surviving are 3 sons: Paul, Wallace; Vern, Kingman and Robert, Hillsboro; 3 daughters, Mae Cord, Crawfordsville; and Idell Ellingwood and Geneva Ellingwood, both of Hillsboro; a sister, Gladys Leach, Marshall; 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, a son and a grandson. - December 8, 1984 Crawfordsville Journal

“Mrs. Artie MITCHELL, wife of Jesse Mitchell, after about a week’s illness, died last Wednesday night. She was the daughter of Clinton Phipps. Her kindness of heart and quite, gentle courtesy made her universally beloved. Her dying request was that her husband, children and friends would meet her in Heaven. Besides the bereaved husband and two boys aged 6 and 10 years, she leaves a father, mother, four brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gaily, of Waveland. Interment at Old Union.   George Goodwin, a highly esteemed young man living south of Wallace, died of consumption last week He leaves a mother, five brothers and two sisters.  Marion Moore, a wealthy citizen of Hamilton County, and father of Mrs. Charles Jessup, together with accomplished daughter, have decided to summer in his pleasant Parke County home, southwest of Byron. He returned last week to Hamilton County on business. - Rockville Tribune, May 20, 1903

“Mrs. Elizabeth MITCHELL died at the home of her son, Abel, Thursday morning of old age. She was born in Ohio, August 15, 1798, and came to Parke County soon after  the state was admitted to the Union, and was perhaps the oldest resident of the County. The burial was at the Denman grave yard today.  - The Republican, December 14, 1892


Dale and Allen Bradfield received word, Sunday that their grandmother, Mrs. Walter Modesitt had passed away at the home of her son, Ralph in Fontana , California, Saturday, February 16.  She was a former resident of Parke County.  The body will be taken to the Down funeral home, North Vernon , with burial beside her husband. – The Rockville Republican, 21 February 1963 - Submitted by Sandra Lee Westbrooks 


Former Indiana resident Martha Jean (Madden) Mohr has passed away in Spokane , Washington at the age of 83.   -  Martha was born September 12, 1923 on a farm near Kingman , Indiana in Parke County .  She attended Tangier High School and Indiana University , where she was president of Alpha Omicron Pi 1944-45.  She was graduated from I.U. in 1945 with a degree in business.  Following graduation, she worked in the advertising department at L. S. Ayres department store.  She married Richard Mohr of Indianapolis in 1947.  They subsequently moved to Pacific Palisades, California and founded “International Bookfinders”, an innovative, mail order out-of-print and rare book search service.  The unique business originally concentrated on finding single books for individuals, but gradually focused on amassing collections of books on single topics and selling them to universities and libraries.  International Bookfinders specialized in Western Americana .  Following the death of her husband, Martha moved to Spokane in 2003 to be close to her family.  She died October 23, just hours after her 59th wedding anniversary.     She is survived by her son, Mark Mohr, her daughter-in-law Tami, and her grandchildren, Kellen and Kylie.    Private services will be held in Southern California at a later date. Contributions may be made in Martha Madden Mohr's memory to the Rush Creek Cemetery Fund, 11052 N. Bloomingdale Road , Bloomingdale , Indiana 47832 – Submitted by Mark Mohr.


Mrs. John Mollis, age 74, died very suddenly of heart failure while seated at the dinner table Thursday. The burial will be from her home Sunday, near Rockville. She is survived by two nephews, Doctor Overpeck and William Graham, both of this place.—Rockville, 05 July 1912, Page 002


Mrs. Zelma Money, age 91, died March 23, in the Hendricks County Hospital.  She had been a patient in a nursing home since 1969. A native of Rockville, she was the widow of the late Charles H. Money who preceded her in 1959.  Funeral services were Friday morning from the Weaver Funeral Home, Danville, with Dr. Joseph D. Stump officiating.  Burial was in Memory Gardens near Rockville.  No immediate survivors.  A son, Leon Wayne Money, also preceded her. Danville Republican, 1 Apr 1971, Page 8 - submitted by Steve Moore  [Zelma was the daughter of Stephen Alexander Moore - Steve Moore]


Miss Beulah L. Moore of Washington DC died at her home there Friday night Oct 21. Born near Bellmore, she was the daughter of James E. and Victoria Watson Moore. She graduated from Bellmore and was a member of Portland Mills Christian Church.  At one time she did practical nursing in the Waveland community.  Since 1919, she has resided in Washington DC and was a government worker in the General Accounting Dept.  Miss Moore had been in failing health since 1950. Because of complications of her illness, she retired this spring from her position. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Edith Sturgeon of Greene Twp, Mrs. Mary Hamilton of Bellmore, Mrs. Ruby Porter of Terre Haute, Mrs. Helen Wilson of Washington DC; and three brothers, Charles M. of Waveland; William T. of Rockville; Frank L. of Bellmore.  The body lay in state at the Hines Mortuary in Washington until Sunday at which time it was escorted back to Indiana and taken to Branson Funeral Home, Rockville where services were conducted by Rev. Trousdale at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Nephews serving as pallbearers were Melvin Sturgeon, Danville, Indiana; Donald James Porter, Rock Island, Ill; John Stark Moore, Bellmore, Billy Joe Moore, Brownsburg, Clarhud Moore, Waveland; Bill Freeland, Dayton, Ohio.  John Rusk of Greencastle sang favorite hymns of Miss Moore's.  – Tri-County News, Waveland, 27 October 1955 – shared by Karen Zach

"BRAZIL, Ind., September 18. - (Special) Brent (sic) Moore, 70 years old, a Parke county farmer, died Saturday afternoon at the Clay County Hospital.  He is survived by the widow, Ellen; one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Money, and one nephew, Wayne Money, both of Indianapolis.  The body was taken to the Lawson & Son Funeral Home." - Terre Haute Tribune, 19 Sep 1954, Page 5 - submitted by Steve Moore  [Mrs. C. H. Money was Brint's sister, Zelma Moore Money - Steve Moore]

Funeral services for Brent (sic) Moore, age 70, Parke county farmer, who passed away Saturday, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a Brazil funeral home.  The Rev. Russell Hetsler was in charge and burial was in Memory Garden cemetery at Rockville.  Surviving are the widow, Ellen; a sister, Mrs. H. C. Money of Indianapolis and a nephew, Wayne Money of Indianapolis. - Rockville Tribune, Thursday, September 24, 1954, Page 1 - submitted by Steve Moore 

Funeral services for Brent (sic) Moore, age 70, Parke county farmer, who passed away Saturday, were held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at a Brazil funeral home.  The Rev. Russell Hetsler was in charge and burial was in Memory Garden cemetery at Rockville.  Surviving are the widow, Ellen; a sister, Mrs. H. C. Money of Indianapolis and a nephew, Wayne Money of Indianapolis. - Rockville Tribune, Thursday, September 24, 1954, Page 1 - submitted by Steve Moor

Funeral Card:  -- Claudia B. MOORE, date of birth: July 9, 1890.  Services: March 15, 1969 Barnes Chapel.  Minister: Rev. Eric Ryser; Music: Sylvia Porter.  Pallbearers: Joe Mull; Tom McMurtry; Glenn Crowder; Jr. Overpeck; Wayne Hazlett; Carl Asbury; Burial: Memory Garden - shared by Alberta Butler

Mrs. Claudia B. Moore of Rockville, age 78, died at 4:20 a.m. last Thursday in the Howard Avenue Nursing Home.  She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church and its Ladies Aid Society,  the Stitch and Chatter Club, the Callandar Club and the Nyesville Community Club.  Surviving are three nephews, Leo Guilliams of Rockville, Homer Phillips of Indianapolis and Arthur Jackson, Gary; three nieces, Mrs. Thelma Alexander of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Edna Fanches of Indianapolis and Mrs. Katherine Weinman of Fort Wayne.  Services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Barnes Mortuary.  The Rev. Eric Ryser officiated and burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery. - Waveland Independent News, Thursday March 20, 1969

Mrs. Ellen M. Moore of Carbon, age 90, died in Meadows Manor North Nursing Home, Terre Haute, Sunday morning, September 28.  She was a member of the Carbon United Methodist Church and O. E. S.   Surviving are a sister, Loreene Robinson of Carbon, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the Lawson-McClain Funeral Home in Brazil, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Stanley Howell officiating. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday. - Rockville Republican, Monday, 29 September, 1975, Page 8 - submitted by Steve Moore 

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Agnes MOORE, 76, who died Monday at Vermillion County Hospital, Clinton will be at 2 Thursday at the Mecca Christian Church of which she was a member. The Rev. James Trousdale will officiate and burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Waveland.  Surviving are a son, Darold of Mecca; 3 daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Jones and Mrs. Reba Blacketer, both of Mecca and Mrs. Maryann Lawson of Marshall; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edith Mankins of Mecca; 3 sisters, Mrs. Inez Moore of Chicago; Mrs. Sylva Moore of Muncie and 19 grandchildren, 11 greats. - Tri-County News, May 22, 1958

Funeral Card -- In memory of Frank L. MOORE, date of birth: August 30, 1897 Services: December 2, 1971 Barnes Chapel; Minister: Rev. Albert Williams.  Music: Sylvia Porter.  Pallbearers: James S. Moore; Clarhud Moore; Ted Byers; Tim Byers; Joe Neal; John Neal.  Burial: Mt. Moriah. - shared by Alberta Butler

MOORE - Frank L. Moore - Frank L. Moore of Rockville R. R. 1, age 74, died Monday evening, November 29, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born in Parke County, Aug.30, 1897, the son of James and Victoria Watson Moore. A sports lover, he was a member of the Rockville High School Basketball teams, which were Wabash Valley Champions for three consecutive years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Byers of Rockville R. R. 1; a son, John S. of Rockville R. R. 1; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Porter of Terre Haute and Mrs. Edith Sturgeon of Rockville R. R. 1; a brother, Charles of Waveland; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Barnes Mortuary, Thursday afternoon at 2:00, with Rev. Albert Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery north of Hollandsburg. Unknown newspaper.  (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

Mrs. Hortense Tapp MOORE, a sister of Robert Tapp, died at her home near Rockville on Thursday of last week.  She was the wife of RE Moore, and had many acquaintances in this vicinity.  She was a lecturer of note, and active in suffrage matters.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tapp, son, Lamar and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willoughby attended the funeral on Saturday at Rockville. - Waveland Independent, October 7, 192?

Funeral Card: -- In memory of: Ida Irene Moore.  Date of Birth: April 25, 1912.  Services: August 23, 1969 Barnes Chapel.  Minister: Rev. JO Trousdale.  Music: Rachael McArty.  Pallbearers: Don Akers; Jim Blacketer; Claude Jones; Jerry Lawson; Connie Mankins; Alvin Maxfield.  Burial: Memory Garden Cemetery.  

James E. MOORE, 77 prominent farmer of Union Township and father of Sheriff William MOORE, was found dead in the barn at his home north of Bellmore about 7 o’clock Sunday morning.  Mr. Moore had gone out to do the morning chores and was found dead a short time later by his son-in-law, Glenn Porter.  He had been in good health and had been in Rockville on Saturday night. Death was caused by heart failure. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Mt. Moriah Church with Rev. C. R. Airhart of Crawfordsville officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Moriah cemetery.  Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Victoria Moore, 3 sons, William of Rockville; Charles of Waveland and Frank of Bellmore; 5 daughters, Beaulah Moore of Washington DC; Mrs. Edith Sturgeon of Bellmore; Mrs. Mary Hamilton of Bellmore; Mrs. Glenn Porter and Mrs. Helen Wilson both at home. The deceased was a lifelong resident of the county and was one of its leading citizens. The community around Bellmore and the entire county will greatly miss Mr. Moore. - Waveland Independent, April 21, 1933

James Harvey MOORE son of Samuel and Sarah Anna Moore was born in Scioto County Ohio November 1, 1823 and died at his late home near Annapolis January 30, 1904 aged 80 years 2 months 29 days.  With his parents he moved to Wayne County Indiana in 1838 where he lived for a time.  In 1840 they moved to Parke County, Indiana and settled on the John Newlin farm in Sugar Creek Township near Russell’s Mills and helped clear the land now owned by Olive Carter.  He had four brothers and four sisters namely, Samuel; William; Joseph and David; Mary Durman; Elizabeth Shellady; Rebecca Moore and Sarah Goff, none of whom are living.  While yet single he and his brother William worked for Solomon Lusk at the narrows of Sugar Creek and helped to get out the stringers for the first bridge across the narrows.  He engaged in flat boating to New Orleans in early days and had many thrilling experiences and escapes from drowning.  For many years he worked for David Conoly at the cooper’s trade in Annapolis and later for Prior Wright at the Rockport Mills.  Made a great many barrels for George Wilkins.  During the civil war he was an uncompromising union man and at one time fed and housed the entire home guard of Parke County including their horses. He was married to Hannah HUNT May 7, 1848 and to them were born 7 children, six of whom are living.  All were at the funeral except Charles who lives in California, Hannah Moore, his wife died March 21, 1875 and was buried in the Cashatt cemetery.  He was married to Ermina Ingram November 1, 1881, who survives.  By his death one of the old pioneers of Parke County passes off the stage of life.  The last 30 years of his life was spent on the farm where he died.  For a number of years he had been in failing health and for a year or more his sufferings have been very great.  In religious belief he was a strong Universalist and believed in the ultimate salvation of all man kind, believing that all was well with him in the great beyond.  He left a message for all of his friends saying "Tell them I could not wait, I had to go, but I will meet them at King Daniel's gate."  Funeral services conducted by Zimri Maris at his late home February 2.  Burial at Cashatt cemetery, conducted by the Masonic order, of which he was an old and esteemed member.  Deceased and brother David, and Squire and George Moore, cousins of the two former, have died within the year and all rest in the same cemetery within a short distance of where they spent most of their lives.  - Taken from Fountain County Obituaries 1896 -1922 found at Crawfordsville Public Library, Local History Room July 2007

James Moore, the father of George and Esquire Moore and Julia Hochett, died on Monday, the 5th inst, at the residence of his son, George, in Sugar Creek Township, in the 89th year of his age.  He was born in Lancaster Co., PA in 1784; enlisted in the war of 1812 at its beginning, and served 3 years and six months, during which time he was in a number of engagements, where many of his comrades were killed and wounded and was discharged at Sackett's Harbour, at the close of the war.  About the year 1820 he came to Indiana and entering, settled on a tract of land now owned by Aquilla Laverty, in Wabash Township  On account of the chills on the river, he moved into Mill Creek, and settled, having returned to Ohio, in the meantime, and married Sarah HISE, his only wife, who died some 22 years ago.  Since her death he has lived with his children, making several trips, of late, to Minn. to visit his son, Samuel and daughters, Margaret and Melissa.  He was drawn a pension on account of his services in the war of 1812, since 1868; and for the last 3 years has been blind, but nevertheless cheerful and happy to the last, and only a few days before his death attended a barn raising, as young in spirits as a man of middle age.  He accumulated a handsome competency while in the prime of life, and leaves considerable property to his children.  He was the oldest man in Sugar Creek Township (and perhaps in the county) and the last of the war of 1812.  He was honored and respected by all who knew him, and "Old uncle Jimmie" as he was familiarly called, will long be remembered in the affections of his friends and kindred.  Thanks  to Randy Wright of Rockville for this one -- it shows the true pioneer spirit of our early Parke Countians.   - Indiana Patriot, October 21, 1874

Kathryne M. Moore Dies In Methodist Hospital -- Mrs. Kathryn M. Moore, 68, Speedway, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis.  Mrs. Moore was employed as a production worker for Eli Lilly Co. at Indianapolis for 20 years.  She retired in 1964.  She was a member of the Rockville Methodist Church and Rockville Order of Eastern Star.  Surviving are a son, William J. Moore of Indianapolis; and two grandsons , Tommy and Dennis both of Indianapolis.  Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Butler Funeral Home.  Rev. Phillip D. Frew officiated with burial in Rockville Cemetery. Unknown Paper

The body of Kenneth Moore, who formerly lived in the Portland Mills neighborhood was brought back from Muncie on Sunday for burial near his old home.  The widow, Mrs. Emma Moore and the two children, Mark Moore and Mrs. Byron Durman accompanied the body and visited relatives her eon Mon. and Tues.  Mrs. Moore is a sister of Mrs. AL Courtney (?) and Mrs. Eliza Sturgeon.  - Waveland Independent, March 12, 1915

Funeral Card: (See above) -- In memory of Martha Jane MOORE.  Date of Birth: March 10, 1924.  Date of death: September 12, 1970.  Funeral Services: Butler Funeral Home. Rockville, IN.  Tuesday, September 15, 1970 2:00 p.m.  Clergyman Officiating: Rev. Clifford L. Miller.  Organist: Mrs. Marie Wimmer.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden Cemetery., Rockville, Indiana.  Pallbearers: Dennis Dilley; Martin Grimes; John S. Moore; Charles Richey; Carl Smiley; Brian Vanatti.  

Mrs. Phoebe Moore, 91, died last Friday evening at the home of her son, Brent, near Mansfield. Besides the son, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Money of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Necombe of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Atlanta Douglas of Oblong, Ill.; two brothers, James Martin of Paris, Ill., and Scott Martin of Lena. - Rockville Tribune, Thursday, 24 May, 1951, Page 1 - submitted by Steve Moore 

Stephen Alexander Moore saw the first light of day on his father's farm in Jackson township, Parke county, Indiana, on October 25, 1852, and on that farm he lived a busy, active, useful life until about a year ago when disease laid its blighting hand upon him.  Thruout (sic) his long illness he patiently endured great suffering, especially the last few months, until at twilight on April 6, 1917, the Death Angel mercifully came and he entered into eternal rest, being 64 years, 5 months, and 11 days of age.  He was the only child of Thomas W. and Rena Riddle Moore, both descendents of sturdy pioneers.  His education was received in the common schools and for a short while he taught in the township schools. But farming was more to his liking and this occupation he adopted and followed for the remainder of his life.  On October 1, 1874, he was united in marriage with Miss Hannah Thompson, who entered into rest on April 14, 1876. On December 23, 1877, he married Miss Phoebe O. Martin and two children came to bless the home---a son, Brent (sic) Moore of Jackson township, and a daughter, Mrs. Zelma Money of Indianapolis.  These with the wife and mother and one grandson, Wayne Money, are left in bereavement.  The deceased lived the quiet, uneventful life of an industrious man who loved his family, home, and work better than everything outside.  He was an esteemed citizen, a man of strict integrity of character, a good neighbor and a trusted friend.   He never affiliated with any church denomination and being of a temperament that does more thinking than talking, he seldom expressed religious views.  But when he realized that for him the shadows of the night of life were coming, he gave his loved ones the comforting assurance that all was well with him, that he saw the way, the truth  and the life and was ready and willing to go when his Master called.  And thus Stephen Moore past out of the shadows of night into the great light of eternal day.  Impressive funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. Moore, pastor of the Mansfield M. E. church, officiating, and the mortal remains were taken across the fields to the hill to the Moore cemetery and laid away to await the resurrection morn. The pall bearers were Thomas Harmless, Charles Seybold, Richard Smith, Claude Cole, Squire Brooks and Louis DeVoto.  - The Rockville Republican, 11 April 1917, Page 8  - submitted by Steve Moore 

A. O. Benson conducted the funeral of Steve Moore near Mansfield, Sunday. Raymond Kerr also attended the funeral.  - The Rockville Republican, 11 April 1917, Page 3 - submitted by Steve Moore  [A. O. Benson was the son of Stephen's cousin Susan (Moore) Benson - Steve Moore]

“Sylvanus MOORE last week received a letter detailing the particulars of the death of his brother, Josephus Moore, which occurred on his ranch near Elm Creek, Neb., the week before Christmas Mr. Moore had gone into the field to put a hand at work gathering corn; with another man he was ahead of the wagon when the horses became frightened and ran over them. His companion was slightly hurt, but Mr. Moore received fearful injuries, from which he was rendered unconscious remaining in that state until next afternoon when death ensued. Deceased is well known in Parke County, where he spent his boyhood, especially in the Bradfield neighborhood west of town, and in the vicinity of Bridgeton, having taught school at he later place. He was about 44 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. He went to Nebraska about 20 years ago.”   (Note: Josephus was the son of Hamilton Moore and Elizabeth Briscoe. His brother, Sylvanus, was born 3-2-1839 in Salem, Ohio. He died 7-13-1915.  Sylvanus was married to Hannah Catherine Ott in 1869).  - Rockville Republican, January 10, 1900 - * Read about Elm Creek’s history at: 

Thomas W. Moore was born, February 15, 1806, in Hawkins county, Tennessee, died February 14, 1893, age 86 years, 11 months and 29 days.  His parents moved to Kentucky when he was a child, where he grew up to manhood and was married.  He moved to the state of Indiana in 1830, and settled in Jackson township, Parke county, and has been living on his present farm up to his death.  He was a good citizen, loved and respected by all that knew him.  His remains were carried to the Moore graveyard for internment, although the weather was very disagreeable there were about one hundred people present.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two grandchildren and many friends to mourn. - Rockville Tribune, Thursday, February 23, 1893, Page 1    [ submitted by Steve Moore  who says “Although this obit mentions a second son, no other evidence has been found to verify the existence of a second son”  ]

Thomas Moore, one of oldest the (sic) citizens of southern Parke county, died at his home near Mansfield, Tuesday morning, aged 97 years. - Parke County News, Friday, February 17, 1893, Page 3 - submitted by Steve Moore 

Funeral Card: In memory of: William Joseph MOORE.  Date of birth: April 8, 1920.  Date of Death: November 5, 1971.  Funeral service at Butler Funeral Home, Rockville, IN.  Monday, November 8, 1971 10:30 a.m.  Clergyman Officiating: Rev. Clifford L. Miller.  Organist: Mrs. Marie Wimmer.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville, Indiana.

“William T. MOORE, who died at his home in Arcola, Ills., June 15, was for some time previous to his death, the oldest native son of Parke County. He was born near the pottery at the time operated by Samuel N. Baker not far from Leatherwood Station inn Reserve Township, September  5, 1830 His father, Jacob Moore, was one of the three children of Abram Moore, a Revolutionary soldier, who came to Parke County from Shelbyville, Ky., in 1829. The two others were Catherine, wife of Samuel N. Baker, and Abram, who afterwards located northwest of Waveland. William T. Moore was born one month before his cousin James H. Baker, of Rockville, who was born at the same place in October, 1830. It is of interest that the year Jacob Moore moved to Illinois, his father, the Revolutionary soldier, first applied for the pension which he was at once granted; but he then in his seventy-eighth year. The death of William T. Moore leaves James H. Baker, so far as we know, the oldest living native of Parke County.” - Rockville Tribune, July 5, 1922

Funeral services for Zopher Belle Moore were conducted Friday afternoon at the home of Claude Moore, brother of the deceased living at Mecca, with whom he made his home and where he died Monday, August 17.  Mr. Moore was born at Waveland, Indiana, March 13, 1886, the youngest son of George and Mary E. Moore, of a family of 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters.  His age was 45 years, five months and six days.  He spent his life in the town of his birth until the death of his parents, when he went to Mecca and made his home with his brother Claude.  He was never married and was a cripple since infancy.  His last illness was of several months duration but was not serious until the last few weeks when he was stricken by dropsy and heart trouble.  Those surviving him are four brothers, Perry of Muncie; Wallace of Rushville; Merle of Homer and Claude of Mecca.  His three sisters have preceded him in death beside his parents. He is also survived by 13 nieces and 10 nephews.  Rev. A. L. Vermillion of this place officiated at the funeral and interment was made in Old Union Cemetery near Waveland - Montezuma Enterprise.  - Waveland Independent -- September 4, 1931

Funeral services for Zopher Belle MOORE were conducted Friday afternoon at the home of Claude Moore, brother of the deceased living at Mecca, with whom he made his home and where he died Monday, August 17.  Mr. Moore was born at Waveland, Indiana, March 13, 1886 the youngest son of George and Mary E. Moore, of a family of 8 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters.  His age was 45 years, 5 months and six days. He spent his life in the town of his birth until the death of his parents, when he went to Mecca and made his home with his brother, Claude.  He was never married and was a cripple since infancy.  His last illness was of several months duration but was not serious until the last few weeks when he was stricken by dropsy and heart trouble.  Those surviving him are four brothers; Perry of Muncie; Wallace of Rushville; Merle of Homer and Claude of Mecca.  His 3 sisters have preceded him in death beside his parents. He is also survived by 13 nieces and 10 nephews.  Rev. A. L. Vermillion of this place officiated at the funeral and interment was made in Old Union cemetery near Waveland - Montezuma Enterprise - Waveland Independent, Friday, September 4, 1931



Fannie B. Moreland, who was so well known here died at Valparaiso, where she was attending school, last Sat, after a brief illness.  She united with Bethany Presbyterian church in her 17th year and ever remained a consistent member.  She was of a loveable disposition, always cheerful and smiling, winning friends wherever she went.  Short funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Valparaiso after which the body was shipped to her home, and on Monday funeral services were conducted at Bethany church by Rev. S. V. McKee. - Waveland Independent, December 2, 1898


Mrs. Amanda C. Morgan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Smith, west of town, on Saturday evening after a week's illness. Funeral services were held at the Byron Christian Church on Tues. afternoon, in charge of Rev. C. G. Airhart. Burial at Maple Ridge Cemetery.. The pall bearers were Jesse, Clovis and Raymond Jarvis, Lon Jenkins, George Sowers and Eschol Weaver. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. The following obituary was read: "Amanda C. Morgan first saw the light of day on her father's farm in Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, on September 3, 1859, and departed from earth's dark shadows to Eternal Life on April 19, at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 16 days. She was the daughter of Bryant and Anne Sowers Barker. The greater part of her early life was spent in Sugar Creek township. On February 14, 1877 she was united in marriage to Joseph N. Morgan. Five children came to bless their home, four sons, Courtney, Cecil, Stanley and Homer and one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Smith. The husband, one son, Homer and two grandsons having preceded her in death. Joseph Morgan passed away November 19, 1923 and Homer died May 1, 1928. The deceased leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, one daughter, twenty-two grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Morgan has lived in the community for 35 years and we, her neighbors, know her as a devoted mother and a kind and sympathetic neighbor. Deeds that men call great are often forgotten but there are things the heart cannot forget, and those that linger longest are the daily acts of kindness, and the kindly smile of the Christian Mother. She gave unselfishly of her time to her home and loved ones. In June 1925 she united with the Wolfe Creek Baptist Church and became a faithful follower of Christ, last fall she moved to Waveland and resided there until her death. Only a few days ago, she came to visit her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Smith. She had looked forward to this event with happy anticipations as she had planned to attend the Revival Services at the Byron Christian Church. She attended these meetings and expressed her joy and appreciation of mingling again with the old neighbors and friends in Christian fellowship. What a beautiful and fitting close for life of this Christian Mother. And in the words of the poet, her faith was a beacon leading her to the Life Beyond, for, "I have read of bright mansions in heaven, which the Savior has gone to prepare, and the Saints who on earth have been faithful, Rest forever with Christ over there." - Waveland Independent. News April 25, 1930, Page 7

Joseph Morgan died at his home northwest of town on Monday evening about three.  He had been ill for about a week with something resembling a paralytic stroke, but became much worse on Monday morning. He had a similar stroke about two years ago.  Funeral services at the home on Wednesday morning were conducted by Rev. CI Airhart.  Burial at Maple Ridge.  Mr. Morgan was 72 years old and was born in Fountain County. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Barker Morgan, four sons, Cecil, Courtney, Stanley and Homer; and one daughter, Mrs. Carl Smith (my grandmother -- KZ) and by a number of grandchildren. Mr. Morgan was very well known here as he has sold small fruit for many years.  He was of a kindly disposition and will be missed.   - Waveland Independent, November 23, 1923

Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher and family went to Wallace yesterday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Lizzie Morgan, who died on Tuesday.  Mrs. Morgan was an orphan girl who was raised by Mrs. Fisher. - Waveland Independent, December 23, 1898

“Alice Elizabeth MORGAN, daughter of Theron and Delilah Roach Morgan, was born at Bloomingdale May 21, 1909 and departed this life at Newport, October 6, 1915, age 6 years, 4 months, 15 days.  At the tender age of six months, death robbed her of a loving mother’s care. She, her brother Roy and sister Bernice were soon taken to their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Morgan where they remained until in August, 1912, after the death of Aunt Nancy Phillips and serious illness of Mrs. Jemima Morgan, her grandmother, Alice was invited into the home of her cousins George and Mattie Robertson of Newport, Ind., where by her gentle loving disposition she soon won her way to their hearts which were lonely and sad as death had transported their children from earth’s cloudy garden to one of cloudless day.  The mother heart of Aunt Mattie responded to the need of the motherless child and the union was like mother and daughter.  About four months ago, she was stricken with paralysis and despite medical skill and loving care, she failed to recover, but her cheerful disposition and loving smiles often revived hope in her loved ones as she played about their home. She suffered much in her last few days and many kind hands did their best to relieve the pain and restore health. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her best. Her last words were to ‘Aunt Mattie’, who has so faithfully cared for her.  Funeral services were held at Friends church, Bloomingdale, on Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by Mary L. Hubbard assisted by the pastor, Rev. George H Moore, followed by internment in the Bloomingdale Cemetery.”    - Rockville Republican , October 20, 1915 (Note: Birth records indicate that she was born May 23, 1909

"Theron V. MORGAN, age 86, a patient in the Britton Nursing home, passed away at 11:45 p. m. last Thursday.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy McCallum of Hillsboro and Mrs. Faye Norman of Bloomingdale; a son, Roy Morgan of Scotland, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.   Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Mau Funeral Home, with burial in Bloomingdale Cemetery." - Rockville Tribune , November 30, 1961

Mrs. Ida Morgan, 79, of Clinton died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Mildred Hutchinson in Hammond Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. following an illness of three years. She had been living in Hammond for the past four months.  Born December 11, 1880 in Parke County, she was a member of the Methodist Church and was married to John Morgan, who preceded her in death May 7, 1958. They lived for many years at 532 South Sixth street. Mrs. Morgan, the daughter of Betsy Ann Machin, had also lived in Montezuma for several years.  Surviving besides the niece, are a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Clinton; Two brothers, Dana and Arthur, both of Montezuma; and five nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma with burial in Montezuma Cemetery.  - Newspaper- source unknown.   ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

John Morgan, 79, died at the Layman Nursing Home here at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following an illness of several weeks Mr. Morgan, who lived at 532 South Sixth Street, suffered a stroke several weeks ago and was taken to the home of his niece in Hammond and later to the St. Margaret’s Hospital there when complications developed. He was brought to the Layman Nursing Home here on Tuesday.  Born September 8, 1878 in Parke County, the son of Thomas and Ellen Nickle Morgan, he was united in marriage to Ida Machin who survives. They lived in Montezuma for some time but have made their home in Clinton for many years.  Survivors include the wife, on sister Mrs. Effie Clark of Charles West Virginia and the niece in Hammond.  The body was taken to the Brown Funeral Home in Montezuma where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Paul Shepherd will officiate with burial in the Montezuma Cemetery.  - Newspaper- source unknown May 7, 1958 ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

ALBERT MORGAN, former  -  Local man is dead - Funeral services for Albert Morgan who died Monday November 21 at 8:22 o’clock at his home at 1014 Atlantic Ave. Toledo Ohio, after an illness of two weeks, were held at the Schmid funeral home Waterville Ohio Wednesday November 23 at 1:30 o’clock.  Born on a farm near Montezuma in the year 1875 the son of Thomas and Ellen Morgan, where he lived until his marriage in the year 1896 to Harriet N. Harper. He lived in and near Montezuma until 1915 when he moved to Ohio.  Surviving are the widow, sons Paul A. and Ralph F. Morgan, three granddaughters and a devoted daughter –in-law of Toledo, sister Mrs. Effie Clark of Lafayette Indiana, brother John Morgan of Clinton and George Morgan of near Montezuma, besides a host of relatives and friends. He was a great lover of children and was never to busy or tired to stop and speak kindly to them. He always enjoyed mingling and talking with his fellowmen. He had been a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge since 1907, and always enjoyed attending when his health permitted.  - Newspaper- source unknown.  ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

Died Thursday Morning - Funeral services for George Amos Morgan were held Monday at the Brown funeral home at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. James Conlin in charge. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery near Terre Haute.  Mr. Morgan was born November 19, 1885 at Montezuma, the son of Thomas and Ellen Nickel Morgan. He died at his home south of Rockville about 5:45 the morning of June 4.  He is survived by his wife Mamie; three daughters Catherine Nemchik of Miami, FL; Betty Rolle of Clinton and Joyce Griffin of Judson; three sons, Wayne of Montezuma R. R., Frank of Clinton and Ronald at home; a sister Effie Clark of Lafayette; a brother John of Clinton and eight grandchildren.  -  Unknown newspaper source ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

Rockville, Ind., June 5 [1953] – (Special)- George A. Morgan, 67 years old, died Thursday at the residence south of Rockville. He is survived by the widow, Mamie Morgan: three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Nemchik, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Betty Rolle, Clinton, and Mrs. Joyce Griffin, Judson; three sons, Wayne Morgan, Montezuma; Frank Morgan, Clinton, and Ronald Morgan, at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie Clark, Lafayette; a brother, John Morgan, Clinton, and eight grandchildren. The body was taken to the Brown & Son Funeral Home at Montezuma. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the funeral home. The Rev. James Conlin will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

Montezuma (CNS) – Funeral services for Georg A. Morgan, 69, will be conducted at 2 p.m. DST Monday at the Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James Conlin officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery north of Terre Haute.  Mr. Morgan died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday (June 4, 1953) following many months of failing health and a heart ailment. ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

George A. Morgan, 67 years old passed away Thursday morning at the residence south of Rockville.  He is survived by the widow Mamie Morgan; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Nemchik of Miami Fla., Mrs. Betty Rolle of Clinton and Mrs. Joyce Griffin of Judson, three sons, Wayne Morgan of Montezuma, Frank Morgan of Clinton and Ronald Morgan at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie Clark of Lafayette; a brother, John Morgan of Clinton and eight grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Brown funeral home in Montezuma where funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. James Conlin officiated and burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park. ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

George Amos Morgan, age 67 died at his home southwest of Rockville, about 5:45 in the morning of Thursday, June 4.  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Brown Funeral home in Montezuma, with Rev. James Conlin in charge. Burial was in Roselawn cemetery near Terre Haute.  Mr. Morgan was born November 19, 1885, at Montezuma, the son of Thomas and Ellen Nickel Morgan.  He is survived by his wife, Mamie; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Nemchik of Miami Fla., Mrs. Betty Rolle of Clinton and Mrs. Joyce Griffin of Judson, three sons, Wayne Morgan of Montezuma, Frank Morgan of Clinton and Ronald Morgan at home; a sister, Mrs. Effie Clark of Lafayette; a brother, John Morgan of Clinton and eight grandchildren.  -  Newspaper- source unknown.  ( - Shared by Colleen Morgan )

Again death has come into our midst and taken from us another loved one. Courtney Austin MORGAN, eldest son of Joseph and Amanda Morgan was born in Jackson Township, Fountain County, Indiana December 20, 1878 and died at his home in Parke County August 1, 1933, at the age of 54 years, 7 months 11 days.  15 years of his early life were spent in Fountain County near Wallace, where Courtney attended school in winter and lived the life of the nromal healthy country boy in the summer. In the early 90s the family moved to near Crawfordsville where he finished his school days in 1899 moved with his parents, brothers and sister to Parke County where he spent the remainder of his life. On June 10, 1915, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Emma Rusk and to this union was born one daughter, Neoma, to whom he gave a father's full measure of devotion, the mother dying October 31, 1927.  On December 3, 1930, he was again united in marriage to Mrs. Mattie Lockard of Louisville, Kentucky who survives, also a daughter and stepdaughter. Although not a member of any church he believe din God and in his younger days was always present in Sunday School every Sunday. He was a devoted husband, kind father, an accommodating neighbor and dependable friend. The home and neighborhood where he lived so long will miss his sadly, but with the belief that all is well and with the passing of time will come an ever-increasing fund of pleasant memories to fill the place now so empty.  Besides the wife, daughter and stepdaughter, he leaves sorrowing today two brothers, Cecil of near Crawfordsville and Stanley of Waveland; one sister, Mrs. Carl Smith of Byron, and many other relatives and a host of friends.  – unknown newspaper, shared by Karen Zach

Emily Jane Lough, daughter of George and Rachel Lough was born in Howard Township, near Byron January 5, 1884 and departed this life 30 October 1926 at the Central Hospital in Indianapolis, aged 48 years 9 months and 26 days.  She received her education at the Howard Township schools and united with the Christian Church at Byron and remained a member until her death.  On December 16 in the year 1902 she was united in married to Harry Rusk.  Their married life lasted for nine years ending with Mr. Rusk's death in February 1913.  She was again united in married to Courtney A Morgan June 10, 1915.  To this union was born one daughter Charlotte Neoma.  Besides the husband and daughter, she leaves to mourn her loss four sisters, Mrs. Carl Pearson, Mrs. Lee Rusk, Mrs. Avis Ginn and Miss Viola Lough and three brothers, Darwin, Eugene and Omer Lough.  We will not say that she is dead; she is just away; with cheery smile and a wave of the hand, she has wandered into an unknown land, and left us dreaming how very fair it needs must be since she is there.  And those of us who earnest yearn for familiar step and the glad return. Think of her dwelling on as dear in the love of those as the love of here.  We think of her still as the same, we say she is not dead --she is just away. – Unknown newspaper, shared by Karen Zach



Funeral Card (courtesy of Albert Butler, thanks ) -- In Memory of: Amanda MORLAN.  Date of Birth: January 2, 1882.  Date of Death: February 6, 1971.  Services from Butler Funeral Home, Rockville, IN.  Tues. February 9, 1971 2:00 p.m. Clergyman officiating: Rev. BF Nickless.  Organist: Mrs. Myrtle Titus.  Final Resting Place: Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale IN.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Morlan, 65, formerly of Carbon, who died Wednesday, will be held at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle. Burial will be in the North Union Cemetery. – Brazil Daily Times, 23 July 1954


Emmett F. Morris Swallowed two ounces of carbolic acid -- Coroner Musser today returned his verdict in the case of Emmett F. Morris who was found dead in his bedroom at his home here yesterday morning, finding that death was caused by drinking two ounces of carbolic acid with suicidal intent.  Morris' funeral will take place at Coloma, west of here, tomorrow forenoon at 10 o'clock services by Prof. AF Mitchell of Bloomingdale and Rev. Cyrus Jones of Coloma.  Morris was about 45 years of age and lived a life of semi-retirement with his wife and little daughter in a nice home, corner College St. and Howard Ave which he purchased last year.  He moved to Rockville from his farm west of town which is one of the finest in the county.  He was a good citizen and highly respected by the whole community.  - Crawfordsville (Rockville?) Star, Saturday, July 9, 1904 -- (Rockville)

Funeral services for Hezekiah D. MORRIS, Parke County farmer, who was found dead Tuesday morning in the barnyard at his home northwest of Carbon, will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at his residence, Rev. Porteous officiating.  Burial will be in the Clear Run Cemetery near Bridgeton. - Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, October 23, 1940, Page 2 - - shared by Carolyn Schwab


ROCKVILLE — Roy A. Mosteller, 79, of Rockville, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton.  He was a retired Allison’s employee and lived at 117 S. Virginia St.  He was born in Lena, Ind., a son of Solomon and Francis Jackson Mosteller, April 12, 1891.  Mr. Mosteller was a member of F&AM Lodge 319 of Indianapolis. Surviving are two nieces; Mrs. Francis Rozhon, Rockville and Mrs. Margaret Hancock of Hendersonville, Tenn., and one nephew Frank Ochiltree of Battle Creek, Mich.  Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barnes Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Milton Nolin officiating. Burial will be in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  - Crawfordsville Journal Review, 11 January 1971, Page 004


Funeral Card (courtesy of Albert Butler, thanks ) --In Memory of: Edward MOTHERHEAD.  Date of Birth: July 15, 1893.  Date of Death: July 14, 1971.  Funeral service at Butler Funeral Home, Rockville, IN. Friday, July 16, 1971 2:00 p.m.  Clergyman officiating: Rev. Arthur Bowser.  Organist: Mrs. Sue Brown.  Final Resting Place: Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville, Indiana.  

Waveland Independent News, -- Edward Motherhead of Hollandsburg,  age 77, died in the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis, Wednesday morning, July 14.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of Fellenzer Post American Legion.  He was a retired school bus driver and a farmer.  Surviving are the widow, Erona, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Etna Jones of Rockville R.R.1, and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Butler Funeral Home, Friday afternoon, with Rev. Arthur Bowser officiating.  Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery.  (thanks to Peggy Robertson for this one -- appreciate them, Peggy)


Leonard Muir, age 89 of Carbon Route 1, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at home. A well-known retired farmer of Raccoon Township, Parke County, he resided with Mr. and Mrs. James Thompson three miles east of Bridgeton.  Born Nov. 4, 1868 in Jackson Township, Parke County, Mr. Muir was the son of John and Mary Reeves Muir. He was a member of the Zion United Brethren Church at Goodin’s Corner. Highly respected in the community, Mr. Muir was always ready to give a helping hand to his neighbors and friends. In his usual health recently, his death was unexpected and came as a shock to his relatives and friends.   Mr. Muir was never married. A member of a family of seven children he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ellen B. Ames of Carbon Route1. Also surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Marie Thompson, at whose home he resided, Mrs. Clara Campbell of Brazil, Mrs. Mae Goodin of Brazil Route 3, Mrs. Lillie Hansel of Putnamville and Mrs. Viola Stevens of Detroit, Mich., and several grandnephews and grandnieces.  The body was brought to Miller and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call at any time and where funeral services will be conducted as 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Thomas B. Reed of Terre Haute officiating. Burial will be in North Union Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Dick Sanders, Joe All, Howard Goodin, Jr., Norris Thompson, Ernest Smith and Jack Nicoson, all grandnephews. – Brazil Daily Times, 11 August 1958


James Murray, who has been in poor health for a long time, died at his home on E. Howard St. on Friday evening of last week.  Funeral services were held at the ME church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30.  The services at the grave were in charge of the Masonic fraternity of which Mr. Murray was a member.  He was born in Pickaway Co, Ohio December 31, 1842.  His early life was spent in that state.   He enlisted in Co H 129th Infantry and served in the Civil War.  At the close of the war he came to this state and learned the trade of miller at the old Rockport Mill in Parke County.  He pursued this occupation until disabled by ill health.  In August 1867 he was married. to Miss Mary Richardson of Logansport.  To them were born a son, who died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Dooley, who with her two children, Max and Eveleen survive.  Early in life Mr. Murray joined the Methodist church.  In all his business dealings he was honest and upright. He was a good neighbor and citizen.  - Waveland Independent, January 28, 1914?

Carl Russell Murray of Montezuma, age 72, died at 1 p.m. last Friday at his residence.  He was a member of the Russellville Methodist Church, VFW Post No. 7802.  American Legion Post No. 48 and the Modern Woodmen Lodge.  Surviving are the widow, Margret; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Jarvis, Montezuma; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Barbara Walch, Indianapolis; a stepson, John Route of Pendleton; three sisters, Mrs. Theron Rice of Marshall; Mrs. Gladys Davis of Indianapolis and Mrs. Sable Tressner, Russellville; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Services were held Mon. afternoon at the Brown Funeral Home.  The Rev. Forest Beery officiated and burial was in Oakland Cemetery. - Rockville Tribune, Thursday, 12 December 1968Thanks to Shelly Dooley for this one!


Mrs. Susanna Murrell, 53, Montezuma, died at 5:17 a.m. Thursday in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Surviving are the husband Martin B.; two daughters, Mrs. Rosella Monclay, Indianapolis, IN; Mrs. Shirley Larkin, Alexandria, IN; a step-son Martin E., Hoopston, IL; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Jones, Montezuma, IN, Mrs. Dorothy Lowe, Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, Wayne Shaw, Morgantown, IN and Bill Shaw, Clinton, IN and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Clarence McMasters officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 - 9 p.m. Friday. - Terre Haute Tribune,  September 20, 1972


Alfred Myers, age 61, died at 7:15 o’clock Sunday evening at the residence in Mecca ). Surviving are the widow, Vina (Lovina Walton); three sons, Wilburn, Edison and Roy; four daughters, Mrs. Ray Kent of Marshall, Ill.; Mrs. Amos Lee of Brazil (Clay Co., IN.) and Evelyn and Kathryn at home; one brother, Oscar Myers; one sister, Lillian Craig and one foster child, Alfred Walton (Dick Myers). Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, in the Mecca Christian church. Burial in the Arabia cemetery.  - - Rockville Republican Newspaper, Thursday, 02 November 1939  - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

 Anna E Allen Myers    Birth: Sep. 17, 1920;   Death: Oct. 28, 1994;   Anna E. Myers, 74, died Friday at 4:36 pm in Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton, Ind.  Mrs. Myers was a homemaker.  She was born Sept. 17, 1920 in Rockville to William Allen and Martha Jane Rector Allen. She married Roy C. Myers, Sr. on Nov. 11, 1936, in Rockville. He died on Dec. 22, 1992.  Survivors include seven sons, Roy Jr. of Coxville, Ind., William of Bridgeton, Ind., Alfred of Rockville, Robert of Crawfordsville, Roger of Brazil, Ind., Rodney of Montezuma, Ind. and Kenneth of Arizona; two daughters, Carolyn Meadow of Arizona, and Sheri Harmeson of Zephyrhills, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Violet Kilburn of Anderson, Ind., Gladys Mitchell and Ruby Smith, both of Rockville; and one brother, Raymond Allen of Anderson. She was preced in death by one son, John. The funeral is scheduled for today at 2 pm at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville, with the Rev. Charles Circle officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery near Wallace. Burial: Wolf Creek Church Cemetery Sugar Creek Township, Parke County, Indiana, USA   - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

Mrs. Anna Lela Myers, 73 of 306 E. Harris Street, Rockville, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday in Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton after an illness of 3 months.  She had been hospitalized 11 days.  She was a native of Putnam County, born May 10, 1895 the daughter of Simon and Arrah (Mackey) Jones.  Surviving are 4 sons: James L. Shotts of Martinsville, Robert Shotts of Rockville, Woodrow Shotts of Indianapolis and Jesse Shotts of Coreal ? Beach, California; two daughters Mrs Horace (Ruby) Lawson of Bloomingdale and Mrs. Jermain (Margaret0 Maurais of Palatine, ill; a brother, Elmer Jones of Noblesville; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred and a son, Cedric Shotts.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tudor Funeral Home with Rev. James O. Trousdale officiating.  Interment will be in New Maysville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday. - Crawfordsville Journal-Review,  29 August 1968 – shared by Karen Zach

Mrs. Bessie M. (Cox) Myers, 78, Mecca, died at 7:47 p.m. Thursday at Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton. She was born June 24, 1905 in Annapolis, the daughter of Harley Carl and Maggie Kent Cox. She married Wilburn H. Myers, who died in July of 1974. She was a member of Mecca Wesleyan Church. Survivors include seven sons, Donald, Carl Wayne and Lyle Myers, all of Rockville, Myron Myers of Marshall, Richard Myers of Mesa, Arizona, Loren Myers of Montezuma, and Randall Myers of Atlanta, Georgia; four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Barushak of Clinton, Mrs. Shirley Straley of Clinton, Mrs. Nole Babyak of Mecca and Mrs. Nelda Gilbert of Mecca; a sister, Mrs. Annabelle Edmonds of Mecca; 41 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted today (Monday) at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville with Rev. Gordon Guoli officiating. Burial was in Hixon Cemetery."  Sentinel Newspaper, 27 Febru 1984- - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

Catherine Myers, widow of the late Jacob Myers departed this life July 26, 1884 aged 91 years, 9 months and 25 days.  Deceased was born in Davidson County North Carolina on October 1, 1792.  She was married to Jacob Myers 1809 with whom she lived as companion and helpmate until 1870 when she was left a widow. She was the mother of 10 children of whom  6 survive her.   She left 41 grandchildren and 131 great grandchildren and 18 great, great grandchildren.  In the year of 1811 she, with her husband, removed to what is now Harrison Co, Indiana but owing to the Indian War and the War of 1812, they returned to the Old North State again.  Again in 1829, in the month of November, they started on another trip to Indiana and landed the first days of February 1830 and pitched tents about 3 miles northeast of the Narrows of Sugar Creek.  After remaining in Camp 7 days they removed to Jackson Township, Fountain County, settling on the same lot of land and in the same yard where she breathed her last breath.  The remains were interred in the Lutheran Cemetery, of which church she was almost a life-long and consistent member.   Peace unto her ashes.  JAS. - Unknown newspaper

Mr. and Mrs.  M. O. Sullivan attended the funeral of DeWard Myers, a son of Ransom Myers at the Lutheran Cemetery near Wallace on Saturday afternoon. While the service at the grave was in progress, Mrs. Katharine Blakely, grandmother of Mrs. DeWard Myers who was standing near the grave, fell dead. She was 84. Her funeral was held at the Christian Church in Wallace on Tuesday.  - Waveland Independent May 23, 1919

MARSHALL -- Mrs. Irene Puett Myers, 80, of Annapolis, died at 11:15 p.m. Monday in the Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton.  Born March 25, 1896, she was a daughter of Howard and Eva Brown Puett of Parke County.  Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Helen Britton of Fillmore; a niece, Mrs. Helen Hartman of Fillmore; and two nephews, Leighton Britton of Annapolis and Donald Britton of Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband Grover Myers; a brother; and a sister.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Rice Funeral Home at Marshall with the Rev. James O. Trousdale officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery at Rockville. Friends may call at the funeral home this afternoon. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 07 July 1976, Page 002, typed by Walt W


The Marshall community suffered a severe shock Friday when it was learned that Mrs. Laura Myers, wife of O. L. Myers, a prominent farmer of Howard Township located E. of Marshall, had died of a sudden heart attack.  She had been in usual health prior to the attack.  Mrs. Myers was born October 20, 1873 in Howard Township and lived all her life in the same township.  She was a daughter of Henry and Caroline Litsey.  On November 9, 1892 she was married to O. L. Myers and their entire married life was spent on the same farm.  Mrs. Myers was a member of the Presbyterian church; Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.  She is survived by the husband; two son, Fred of Waveland and Bion of near Marshall; three daughters, Mrs. Clovis Jarvis and Mrs. J. W. McCampbell of near Marshall; and Miss Alice Myers at home; six grandchildren; a twin sister, Mrs. Mahlon Hadley of Marshall and two brothers, Elmer and Luther Litsey of near this place.  A daughter, Mary died in 1918? (possibly 1913?).  The Federated church was filled to capacity Sunday afternoon for the funeral services Re v. Frederick Cromer was in charge.  Mrs. Kenneth Morgan, Mrs. Roscoe McCampbell, LA Pickard and John Cummings sang, "Near the Cross," "When They Ring the Golden Bells," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," with piano accompaniment by Mrs. John Cummings.  The obituary was prepared and read by Paul Myers of Kingman.  During the services, agent s and directors of the Mutual Ins. company with their companions, were seated in a body as follows: Mr. and Mrs.  Morris Douglas of Flatrock; Mr. and Mrs.  Byson Myer of Hillsboro; Eliza Earle and sister of Attica; Omer Lann of Oxford; and Mrs. Mort Watkins, ? Wray, Mr. and Mrs.  Henry Cooper; Mr. and Mrs.  William Bandel; Mr. and Mrs.  Earl H. Myer of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs.  FC Alice of Bloomingdale; Abram Harvey and daughter of Kingman; Bert Vansicle of Montezuma; Mr. and Mrs.  Clyde Seybold of Rockville; Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Belles of Judson.  Pall bearers were Cecil Rusk; Warren McClure; Roy Lough; Clifford Dooley; Clayton Hobson and Owen Swaim.  The many beautiful flowers were carried by Miss Myrtle McClure; Miss Gertrude Keller, Mrs. Sarah Lough, Mrs. Warren McClure; Mrs. Clifford Dooley; Mrs. Roy Lough; Mrs. E. W. Thompson; Mrs. R. F.  Cummings; Mrs. Bradford Warren; Mrs. Myrtle Titus; Mrs. CB Robison; Mrs. Charles Taylor; Mrs. Raymond Jarvis; Mrs. Norman Jarvis; Mrs. Donald Douglas; Mrs. Ott Teague; Mrs. Leonard Cossby; Mrs. Lee Davis; Mrs. Russell Canine; Mrs. Stanton Alward and Mrs. Orey Waltman.  Buried in Bethany cemetery. - Rockville Tribune, February 14, 1940

John Anderson Myers, who has been ill for almost two years following a paralytic stroke died on Thursday afternoon of last week at his home near Pleasant View. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon Rev. Isaiah Whitman being in charge. Interment in the cemetery nearby.  The following obituary was read: John Anderson Myers, son of John and Temperance Floyd Myers was born in Howard Township , Parke CountyIn February 5, 1847 passed away July 20, 1922. The fact that he spent the 74 years, 5 months and 15 days of his life at the farm on which he was born in unusual.  On October 7, 1869, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Myes. 7 children were given to them, five sons and two daughters, all survive the father.  On November 19, 1920, Mr. Myers suffered a paralytic stroke and for almost two years he was an invalid. Through the tender care of his family and through the faithful service of Elijah Weaver, who has been with him since last February his life was prolonged until July 20, 1922. Mr. Myers was widely known, he was what we may term a pioneer, his life spanned an epoch which was the most important in American history.   Jovial, charitable, generous, neighborly, paternal love and a true friend were some of his characteristics and they are conductive to good citizenship.  His passing away is not only a loss to his family, but to the entire community as well.  His life's mission has been fully accomplished and the world is infinitely better for the long life of John A. Myers. He has long been a member of the Lutheran Church. To mourn are his faithful wife for almost 53 years, the children: O. L. Myers of Waveland; Charles E of Waynetown, AW of Peoria, Ill; Mrs. Charles Canine of Marshall; Elijah n. of Baltimore MD; Jesse of Waveland and Tina at home; 15 grandchildren and many friends. Funeral services were in charge of Rev. Isaiah Whitman at the Lutheran Church at 2:30 on July 22.  Those present from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs.  Alonzo Michael and son; Mr. and Mrs.  Ed Goldrick and daughter; Mr. and Mrs.  Manuel Goldrick of Indianapolis; Harry Fine and mother, Mrs. Addie Ryne and Mrs. Temple Mitchell of Crawfordsville; Hosea Humphrey; Mrs. Douglas Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs.  Bert Humphrey and son of Terre Haute; Mr. and Mrs.  Denny Foren and Elijah Sowers of Fairmont, Illinois - Waveland Independent, July 28, 1922

Emsley J. Myers, 75, died Sunday at 4 p.m. at his home, RFD 1, Marshall.  Born Dec. 19, 1877 in Parke County, he was the son of Henry and Sarah Myers. Mr. Myers was a member of the Wallace, F&AM No. 495 and of the Wallace OES No. 415.  He served as chairman of the Parke County Agricultural Conservation Association from 1943 through 1946 and was a charter member of the Parke County REMC.  Surviving are the widow, Maude; two sons, Paul, RFD 1, Marshall, and Olaf, Boulevard, Calif., a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Derickson, of Terra Haute; a brother, Ared F. Myers, RFD 1, Marshall, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. (CDT) from the Wolf Creek Church. Rev. John Servies will be in charge and burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery.  - Crawfordsville Journal Review - September 8, 1953 - – shared by Robin Farley Dixson

Frank Myers, brother to Eli and Orpha Myers of this city, died in Rockville, Thursday morning of typhoid fever; age 35 years. He leaves no family. - Crawfordsville Weekly Review, September 1881

BLOOMINGDALE, Ind. (CNS) – Grover T. Myers, 84, of Bloomingdale  Route 1, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 23, 1974) at the Veterans  Administration Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a retired farmer. He was born Nov. 4, 1889, at Bloomingdale. His wife, Irene, survives. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Swindler of Waynetown, Mrs. Cloe Higgins of Crawfordsville and Mrs. Ruby Ester of Iowa. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Barnes Mortuary. The Rev. James Trousdale will officiate and burial will be at Memory Garden Cemetery, Rockville. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 26 February 1974, Page 004

Henry Myers, aged 73, old settler, who lived with his daughter, one and a half miles south of Bridgeton, was struck by the south bound train on the Central Indiana railroad Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. near the cement bridge over Otter creek, north of Carbon, and sustained injuries from which he died at 1:38 o´clock Saturday afternoon.  When Myers was picked up by the train crew it was found he was still alive, the injured man being brought to Carbon, where Dr. VanSandt was summoned, who pronounced the victim beyond human aid, and he died without regaining consciousness at Smer Pell´s morgue, where he had been removed.  As had been his custom for years the deceased had come to Carbon early Saturday morning to do some shopping, and was on his way home when the accident occurred.  Myers was walking toward the approaching train, between the rails, and when some distance away the train crew saw him and the usual warning was given. The man started to get off the track, but fell on his hands and knees and seemed powerless to move, when the pilot of the engine struck him, severing his left arm, breaking three ribs and fracturing the skull. The deceased was a widower and is survived by three sons, Perry and Oscar of Bridgeton, Albert of Fontanet, and one daughter, Mrs. Maud Steffey, of near Bridgeton. James Steffey, a son-in-law, committed suicide by shooting the top of his head off about a month ago. The remains of the victim of the accident were interred Sunday at the Union cemetery in Parke county.  – shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl, no source provided

Mrs. Jennie Myers, 65 years old, passed away at 1:15 o’clock last Thursday afternoon at her residence in Mecca .  She is survived by the husband, Oscar; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Fowler and Mrs. Orval Montgomery, both of Indianapolis; three sons, Nathan Myers of Mecca, Samuel Myers of Indianapolis; and Virgil Milton Myers, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Yowle of Ledford, IL, a brother, William Enfield of Benton, IL, and seven grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Cox and Williams funeral home in Rosedale .  Funeral rites were conducted at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Mecca Methodist church.  The Rev. James Conlin officiated and burial was in Hixon cemetery. – Rockville Tribune, 27 October 1949 - contributed by Sandra J. Lee 

 Entered Into Eternal Rest Monday, Dec. 31, 1990. JOHN E. MYERS Montezuma -- John E. Myers, 44, of Montezuma died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 1990, in Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton. He was a correctional officer in Indiana. He was born June 29, 1946, in Parke County to Roy C. Myers and Anna Allen Myers. Survivors include his wife, Terry Clore Myers; one daughter Kimberly Rickard of Fort Wayne; three sons, Johnny Allen, Mark Anthony and Christopher Dale at home; seven brothers, Roy Jr. of Coxville, William of Bridgeton, Alfred of Rockville, Robert of Crawfordsville, Roger of Brazil, Rodney of Montezuma and Kenneth of Alpine, Texas; two sisters, Carolyn Meadows of Alpine and Sherri Harmeson of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and his parents of Coxville. He was an Army veteran. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday in Barnes Mortuary at Rockville, with Pastor John Price officiating. Burial is in Coxville Cemetery, with military rites by Rosedale American Legion. Visitation is 4:30 to 8 p.m. today." -  -A Tribute published in the pages of The Tribune, Terre Haute, IN., 02 January 1991 - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

Mrs. Lovina (Walton) Myers of Mecca (Parke Co., IN.), age 86, died in the hospital at Clinton (Vermillion Co., IN.), Friday afternoon, Jan. 28. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Jennie Kent of Rockville, Mrs. Evelyn Turbeville of Newport, Minn., and Mrs. Catherine Stites of Mecca; four sons, Wilburn and Roy of Rockville, Edison of Newport and Dick of Mecca; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Walton of Fontanet (Vigo Co., IN.); 59 grandchildren, 128 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Barnes Mortuary this (Monday) afternoon with Rev. Paul Wright officiating. Burial was in the Hixon Cemetery at Mecca."- Rockville Republican Newspaper, Monday, 31 January 1972 - - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

Lyle R. Myers, 69, of Rockville died 3:53 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He was a retired construction painter and farmer. He was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Mecca, to the late Wilburn Myers and Bessie Cox Myers. His wife of 47 years, Margaret "Maggie" Greene Myers, whom he married May 1, 1959, in Rosedale, survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Jerald (Lisa) Myers of Bloomingdale, Ronald (Rita) Myers of Crawfordsville; one daughter, Carol Myers (Shorty Marlar) of Rockville; four grandchildren, Josh Myers, Ronnie Myers, Austin Myers and Alyssa Myers; eight stepgrandchildren, Scott Dailey, Sierra Keller, Dalton Keller, Amanda Burchett, Brittany Watts, Kevin Reeves, Jessica and Josh Brooks; three brothers, Loren (Marie) Myers of Rockville, Myron (Janet) Myers of Marshall and Richard (Sherri) Myers of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Nelda Gilbert of Mecca; two brothers-in-law, Silas Straley and Andy Babyak; two sisters-in-law, Madge Myers and Esther Greene; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Steve Myers and Larry Myers; three brothers, Donald Myers, Carl Wayne (Barbara) Myers and Randy (Alba) Myers; three sisters, Vivian (Joe) Barushak, Shirley Straley and Nola Babyak.  He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Parke Lodge 8 Free & Accepted Masons. He also was a member of American Legion Post 290 of Rosedale, a lifetime member Amvets Post 61, Zorah Shriners and Parke County Shrine Club.  Services are 10 am Wednesday in Gooch Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gordon Guoli officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions, if friends so desire, can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502; American Cancer Society, 112 Howard St., Rockville, IN 47872; American Heart Association, 6100 West 96th St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278."    - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

Miss Mary Myers, 19 years of age, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  O. L.  Myers of Howard Township died at the home of her parents Friday morning at 10 o'clock after a little over 3 weeks illness of typhoid fever which developed into pneumonia. The immediate cause of Miss Myers' death was the breaking of an abscess on her lung.  Miss Myers was a favorite in her community and poplar with a large circle of friends. She was a grad. of Marshall High School Class of 1917, and took an active part in all work for the betterment of the school and her classmates.  During the recent war chest drive her ability and patriotism was recognized and she was honored by being named Township Secretary.  The excellent record of this unit was attributed in a large extent to her untiring efforts and ability.   Miss Myers for several. years has been assistant correspondent to the Tribune. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian. church in Marshall, Sun aft at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. G. K. Kenaton of Crawfordsville, assisted by the local pastor. The fun. was one of the largest attended of any ever held in the northern part of the county. Six young ladies, classmates of Miss Myers, acted as bearers of the pall and six young women served as flower bearers -  Waveland Independent July 12, 1918

Mrs. Maude J. Myers, 82, died at her home at 1301 Mill St., at noon Saturday. She was born March 23, 1887, in Parke County, the daughter of Noben and Tempie Robison Mitchell. She married Pearly Myers, who preceded her in death. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville. Burial will be at Cartwright Cemetery at Tuscola, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home. - Source:  Crawfordsville Journal Review, 12 May 1969, Page 010

Myron L. Myers, 72, of Marshall died at 8:41 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He retired from General Motors in Indianapolis.  He was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Parke County to Wilburn Myers and Bessie Cox Myers. Survivors include his wife, Janet Thomas Myers, whom he married June 8, 1957, in Waveland; two sons, Brent Myers of Willows, Calif., and Jeff Myers of Kewanna; one daughter, Myra Tyler of Fort Myers, Fla.; a special niece, Lora Thompson of Bloomingdale; grandchildren, Brenda Inez Zrinski-Myers, Brantley Myers, Zachery Tyler, Cody Myron Myers, Baylee and Emily Myers; special great-niece, Tifany Williams; two brothers, Richard Myers of Mesa, Ariz., and Loren Myers of Rockville; one sister, Nelda Gilbert of Mecca; his mother-in-law, Stella Thomas of Marshall; a brother-in-law, Tom Thomas of Jasonville; and a sister-in-law, Judy Harvey of Wallace. He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Myron Myers; four brothers, Donald, Wayne, Randall and Lyle Myers; and three sisters, Vivian Barushak, Shirley Straley and Nola Babyak.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and attended General Motors Institute for one and one-half years. He was a trustee and board member of New Life Wesleyan Church in Mecca.  Services are 1 p.m. Monday in Barnes Mortuary in Rockville, with the Rev. Chet W. Todd officiating. Burial is in Bethany Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday."   Tribune Star, 7 July 2006- shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

"Kingman" -- Mrs. Nellie Robbins Myers, 72 d. at 2:30 a.m. Monday (April 25, 1953) at the residence on Kingman RR.  The body is at the Branson funeral home where services will be at 2 p.m. Wed.  The Rev. E. M.  Woodard will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Marshall, Indiana.  Surviving are the husband, Vester and a sister, Mrs. James Spencer of Rockville.  she was born April 30, 1882 in Parke Co, daughter of Perry and Rosa Mendenhall Robbins.  Mrs. Myers was a member of Lusk Chapel Church.  Unknown Paper

O. L. MYERS life resident of Parke County died Thursday of last week at his home west of Waveland.  Death was caused by heart attack.  Born July 26, 1870 the son of John Anderson and Mary Elizabeth MYERS, he married Laura LITSEY who preceded him in death February 9, 1940.  Mr. Myers was a vice president and director of the Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance and had been an agent for the company for 40 years.  He was a member of the Marshall Federated Church and Masonic & Woodmen Lodges of Marshall.  There survive two sons: Fred of Waveland and Oscar of Marshall; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bernice JARVIS of Waveland; Mrs. Alice HOCKETT and Mrs. Virginia McCampbell of Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie CANINE and Miss Tina Myers of Marshall; a brother, Jess of Linnsburg; 9 grandchildren and six greats and one foster grandson.  A daughter, Mary preceded him in death in 1918.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Marshall Federated Church conducted by Rev. Milo Hinkle. Burial in Bethany Cemetery.   - Waveland Independent, August 21, 1952O. L. MYERS life resident of Parke County died Thursday of last week at his home west of Waveland.  Death was caused by heart attack.  Born July 26, 1870 the son of John Anderson and Mary Elizabeth MYERS, he married Laura LITSEY who preceded him in death February 9, 1940.  Mr. Myers was a vice president and director of the Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance and had been an agent for the company for 40 years.  He was a member of the Marshall Federated Church and Masonic & Woodmen Lodges of Marshall.  There survive two sons: Fred of Waveland and Oscar of Marshall; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bernice JARVIS of Waveland; Mrs. Alice HOCKETT and Mrs. Virginia McCampbell of Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie CANINE and Miss Tina Myers of Marshall; a brother, Jess of Linnsburg; 9 grandchildren and six greats and one foster grandson.  A daughter, Mary preceded him in death in 1918.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Marshall Federated Church conducted by Rev. Milo Hinkle. Burial in Bethany Cemetery.   - Waveland Independent, August 21, 1952

Oscar R. MYERS of Mecca, 75, died at 2 pm Friday at the Veterans Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Bridgeton he was the son of Henry and Martha Wood Myers. He was a veteran of WWI and member of Fellenzer Post American Legion.  There are no immediate survivors, only nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at 2 Monday in Barnes Chapel, J. O. Trousdale officiating and burial in Memory Garden Cemetery - Rockville Republican  10 August 1962

BLOOMINGDALE – Paul B. Myers, 84, of Rt. 1, Bloomingdale, a state representative from 1952-64, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in his home. He was a retired school teacher, a member of the Bloomingdale Methodist Church, Lodge 127 F&AM at Bloomingdale, Oddfellows Lodge and Senior Citizens Club of Bloomingdale. He was born on Jan. 3, 1891, at Bloomingdale, a son of Dr. J.G.L. and Anna Launa Sanderson Myers. Surviving are the widow Mary; a son, Ronald E. of Bloomingdale; four sisters, Miss Marjorie Myers and Mrs. Margerite Swaim, both of Bloomingdale, Mrs. Beulah Williamson of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Wilma Barnes of Rosedale; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Barnes Mortuary at Rockville with the Rev. Carl Bosse officiating. Burial will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 10 November 1975, page 002

Ransom Myers, one of the best known men in Fountain Co, died in St. Eliz hospital in Danville, Ill Sunday, following an operation a week previous for hernia.  He was born W. of Alamo September 9, 1850.  He married Jane Clore September 30, 1875.  She survives him with two daughters, Mrs. Homer McDonald and Mrs. Lee Owen.  Bloomer Myers is a brother.  Funeral services were held at the Wallace Lutheran Church on Monday afternoon.  - Waveland Independent-- November 8, 1929

Roy C. Myers Sr., 79, RR 4, Rockville, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 22, 1992, at Castle Shannon Nursing Home at Rockville. Born December 28, 1912 in Mecca (Parke Co. IN.), he was the son of Alfred and Lovina Walton Myers. On November 11, 1936 in Rockville, he married Anna Allen, who survives. He was a construction worker. Other survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Meadow of Texas and Sheri Harmeson of Zephyr Hills, Florida; seven sons, Roy Myers Jr. of Coxville, William Myers of Bridgeton, Alfred Myers of Rockville, Robert Myers of Crawfordsville, Roger Myers of Brazil, Rodney Myers of Montezuma and Kenneth Myers of Texas; three sisters, Catherine Stites of Mecca, Jennie Kent of Terre Haute and Evelyn Turbeville of Newport, Minnesota; 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John E. Myers, who died December 31, 1990. Services were conducted Saturday at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville. Burial was in Wolf Creek Cemetery at Wallace." - - Sentinel Newspaper, Rockville, Parke, Indiana, Dated - December 30,1992 -  -shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl

October 8, in Wabash Township, child of Samuel MYERS. Reported by Hargrave & Elson, funeral directors, Rockville Republican, October 10, 1888

Vesta E. Myers  (Nov. 23, 1914-Dec. 9, 2006 ) , 92, Danville and formerly of Ladoga, died Saturday at Hendricks Regional Health.   Born at Rosedale, she was the daughter of William E. and Nora Farley Lister. She married Byard C. Myers in August 1934. He died in April 1957.  She attended the Ladoga Nazarene Church and the Danville Calvary Nazarene Church. She retired from Impex in Crawfordsville.   Surviving are two brothers, Earl Lister, Ocala, Fla., and Claude Lister and wife Marguerite, Danville; a sister, Mary E. Kolaiser, Hillsboro; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brothers William A., George E., and Norman E. Lister, and sister Hazel I. Tibbett.   Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Ladoga, with Rev. Byron Bloom and Rev. Harold Dockery officiating. Burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Parke County.   Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Wally Myers, age 69 years, who died at his home in Peoria, Illinois about 7 o'clock that evening after a short illness. Mr. Myers was born in Howard Township , Parke County in the Byron community east of here on August 22, 1874 a son of John A and Mary Eliz. Myers. He was married October 24, 1896 to Marie O'Feral. They left Parke County in 1910 for Peoria where they have since resided. The deceased was an employee of a railroad company most of his life. In former years, he was a member of the Lutheran Church at Wallace. Surviving are the widow; a granddaughter, Mrs. Virgil Lane and 3 great granddaughters, all of Peoria; 3 brothers, O. L.  Myers of near Marshall; Charles Myers of Waynetown; Jesse Myers of Linnsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Canine and Miss Tina Myers of Marshall. One brother, Eliza, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Tues morning at 9 o'clock at a Catholic church and burial was made at Peoria. Mrs. Charles Canine of this place (Marshall) with Jesse Myers and son, Howard of Linnsburg, spent Sunday at the Myers home in Peoria. - Crawfordsville Journal-Review Wednesday, January 12, 1944

MARSHALL – Wayne C. Myers, 61, resident of Parke County most of his life, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at his home at South Bend. He had resided in the Grange Corner community several years.  Mr. Myers was employed by the City of South Bend and the Mastic Corp. He also was an auctioneer. He was a member of the Church of Christ.  He was born in Parke County Aug. 26, 1907, a son of Jessie and Lucy (Dix) Myers.  Surviving are the widow, Mamie; a daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Martha) Williams of Marshall; three sons, Wesley of Marshall, Kenneth of New Carlisle, Ind., and Bernard of South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Weaver of Waveland, and 18 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Creek Church with Rev. Joe Talley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Davies-Tudor Funeral Home at Marshall after 6 p.m. Friday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services. - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 18 July 1968, Page 002

Wilburn H. Myers of RR 4, Rockville, age 72, died in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Thursday night, July 11. He attended Mecca Wesleyan Chapel and was a retired clay worker. Surviving are the widow, Bessie (Bessie M. Cox Myers); four daughters, Mrs. Vivian Barushak of Clinton, Mrs. Shirley Starley (Straley) and Mrs. Nola Babyak, both of Rockville, and Mrs. Nelda Gilbert of Mecca; seven sons, Donald and Carl of Rockville, Myron of Mecca, Lyle of Rosedale, Richard of the Air Force in Mesa, Ariz., Loren of Bloomingdale and Randall with the Army; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Kent of Rockville, Mrs. Evelyn Turbeville of Newport, Minn., and Mrs Caterine (Catherine) Stites of Mecca; two brothers, Edison of Newport and Roy of Rockville; 43 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Barnes Mortuary (Rockville) with Rev. Dale Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Hixon Cemetery near Mecca." Sentinel Newspaper, Rockville, 17 July 2000    - - shared by Sandy Elkins Juhl