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Worn out with the infirmities of age, A. J. or "Jack" McAlister, the well-known character, quietly passed away at his home Monday evening. At one time he possessed fair means, but old age found him forced to eke out a precarious livelihood by the sell of small articles.  He was born in Kentucky. in 1826.  A wife, his third, and one son survive him.  (Rockville Republican) - Waveland Independent, April 21, 1899

Mrs. Clara B. McALISTER of Rockville R.R. 4 age 84, died at the airport at Atlanta, GA, about midnight, Nov. 30 on her way home after visiting her daughter, Mrs. Vivian Lahee of Titusville, Fla. Other survivors include a son, Cyril McAlister of Rockville, and two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Martin of Rockville R.R. 1 and Mrs. Lenna Pulliam of Logansport; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Butler Funeral Home. Unknown newspaper.  (Submitted by Anita Ellis )


 Robert Langford McARTY, son of Grant and Permelia McArty, was born May 18, 1852 and departed this life December 21, 1916, age 64 years, 7 months and 3 days.   August 16, 1877, he was married to Mary E. Owin, who died April 15, 1881.   This union was blessed with three children--Ared and Maud, who survive him and one child who died in infancy.  On September 7, 1887, he was married to Margaret Jane McCutchan and five children blessed this home -- William, Vawnie Esther, Martha Permelia, Kathryn Irene and Harold Ridpath.  All of these survive him except Martha, who past to the great beyond January 10, 1902.  Besides those mentioned his wife, four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sarah Carrico and a host of friends are left in bereavement.  After many weeks of intense suffering he quietly past away without a murmur, and we like to think of him now as being with his Master.  While he never affiliated with any particular church he lived up to his belief that the greatest work he could do his Master was thru service to his fellow man.  He was a good husband and father, ever keeping the pleasures and comforts of his family in mind, and a helpful neighbor.  His great assuming nature won for him the friendship and respect of all with whom he came in contact.  His high moral standard and industrious and unselfish habits depict his greatest characteristics.  While at present it seem shard to bear, yet it is a comfort to know that he is at last released from the cares and suffering of earthly life and entered into the glorious peace that passeth all understanding.  - Rockville Tribune, December 1916 --

Mrs. Lola M. McARTY of Rockville R.R.3 age 80, died at her home Monday morning, December 6.  She was born in Parke County, September 22, 1891, the daughter of William P. and Delilah Davis Wimmer.  She was married January 4, 1914 to William H. McArty, who survives.  She was a member of the New Discovery Baptist Church for 58 years and was a charter member of the New Discovery Home Demonstration Club.  Also surviving are a daughter Mrs. Warren (Verna) Crooks of Rockville, two grandchildren, Allen and Kay Crooks, and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Butler Funeral Home this (Wednesday) afternoon with Rev. Phillip Robinson and Rev. Harry McFaddin officiating.  Burial was in Memory Garden Cemetery.  Sent by: Peggy Robinson.  - Waveland Independent News, December 6 --


M.E. LAIRD received word on Tuesday of the death of his brother-in-law, Andrew McBROOM in Kankakee, Ill. Funeral services were held at Hillsboro on Tuesday. - typed by kbz - - Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, 28 October 1932

Dean McBROOM, 39, well known farmer who resides a short distance NE of Yeddo, Indiana died at 8:15 o'clock this evening in Lakeview Hospital, Danville, Ill as a result of injuries. The body will be sent to the McBroom home near Yeddo early Saturday morning. The dead man was born near Hillsboro, Indiana in 1892, the son of Mr. and Mrs. EK McBroom. He was married Jan 1, 1911 to Nellie Day, who survives. McBroom was known by many residents of Fountain Co in which he had lived for many years as a farmer, coal miner and trucker. He had become affiliated with the united brethren Church, one mile east of Yeddo, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Besides the widow, those surviving are two children, Doris, 19 and Thomas 17, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Meril Holland of Danville and half brother, Fred of Pine Village, Ind. Funeral arrangements incomplete. - typed by kbz - Source: Crawfordsville Journal & Review, 02 May 1931

Veedersburg, July 21 -- Elldrige K. McBROOM, 76 died at the Lakeview Hospital, Danville Sunday night his death resulting from complications which followed an operation submitted to a week ago at which time he had his left foot amputated. The deceased was born Aug 6, 1854 and was the son of Elam and Margaret McBroom. The greater part of his life was spent in the vicinity of Hillsboro, Survivors are two sons, Fred of Pine Village; Dean of near Veedersburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Monte Holland of Kansas City. The remains were taken to the home of his son, Dean by J. Fred Parham, local funeral director, where funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30. Burial in Hillsboro Cemetery. - typed by kbz - Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review, 22 July 1930, Page 10

Hillsboro - Mrs. Laura McBroom, 80, resident of Hillsboro many years died early Tuesday morning at the home of her son, Errett Rivers in Plainfield.  Mrs. McBroom was born Sept 3, 1875 in Illinois, daughter of Oliver and Angeline Phillips Follick.  Her first husband Charles Rivers of Waynetown died more than half a century ago and she was later married to George McBroom of Hillsboro who died Feb 1950.  Mrs. McBroom was a member of the Hillsboro Christian Church and Women's Missionary Society. Survivors include the son at whose home she died; 3 grandsons, Charles Rivers of Texas and Allen and Jack Rivers both of Plainfield. Also 7 great grandchildren.  The body is at the Crumley Funeral Home where friends may call. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery,  Waynetown. - typed by kbz - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 3 July 1956, Page 04



Daniel B. McCALL, died on Friday night at 11 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mamie Bell in Clinton.  Death resulted from diabetes. Funeral services were held at the Logansport Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon Rev. E, C. Brown of the Clinton Baptist Church being in charge. Burial at Logansport by the side of his wife.  Mr. McCall was the son of William and Susan McPherson McCall and was born in Annapolis in Parke County in May 1821. He married Josephine Buch in 1876.  To them were born six children, two dying in infancy, and one son, Charles, dying five years ago.  The wife died August 17, 1921.  There are 3 children living; Mrs. Mamie Bell of Clinton, Mrs. John Conway of Logansport, Leonard McCall of Needles, California and William McCall of Waveland is the only surviving brother.  Mr. McCall lived in Waveland after he was married until he moved to Marshall where he lived nine years. He then moved to Logansport. Since the death of his wife he has lived with his daughter in Clinton. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 37 years as a section hand and a crossing watchman. He was retired on a pension May 1, 1921. He joined the Methodist Church at Lusk Chapel in 1868 and the I. O. O. F.  Lodge at Waveland in 1872.  It was impossible for the son in California to get here for the funeral on account of the strike on the Santa Fe.  In fact it was not possible to get word to him until it was explained to the operator at Clinton that it was a death message.  - Waveland Independent, August 18, 1922

Mrs. Daniel McCALL died on Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Bell in Clinton.  The body was interred at Logansport, Monday. Mrs. McCall was well known here, having lived here a number of years.  Her maiden name was Buch and she was a sister of Mrs. Mary Cook.  MR. McCall and Mr. Bell spent Wednesday here.  - Waveland Independent, August 26, 1921 -

Russell C. McCall, 72, of Mecca died at 8:42 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2000, in Clinton Nursing Home. He was born February 14, 1928, in Carbon to Clayton McCall and Ethel Elizabeth Sutherland McCall. Survivors include his wife, Mary Joan Thomas McCall; one son, Jeff McCall; five daughters, Linda McCall, Peggy Stonebraker, Patsy DalSasso, Arlette Newlin and Debbie Allen; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services are 3 p.m. Monday in Gooch Funeral Home in Rockville, with the Rev. Paul Ellis officiating. Burial is in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Marshall, Ind., with graveside military rites. Visitation is 1 p.m. until services Monday. - Terre Haute Tribune


Marshall -- Relatives here have received word of the death of Mrs. Mary Ann McCAMPBELL, aged 77, of Gentrys, Mo.  She was the daughter of Nathan and Sarah Newlin and was born and raised on a farm near Turkey Run.  She was married to James McCampbell and soon moved to Illinois and later to Missouri.  She is survived by her husband and several children and one brother, Alfred A. Newlin of this place.  She was also a sister-in-law of J. H. McCampbell of here.  Burial in Missouri.  -     Crawfordsville Journal December 26, 1922 page. 5

“Homer S. McCAMPBELL, 75 years old, well known Marshall resident, passed away at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. The widow, Ethel McCampbell, and a brother, Earl McCampbell of Fillmore, Calif., are the only survivors. The body was taken to the Davies funeral home and later to Marshall Baptist Church for funeral rites at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Odus Mitchell of Shelburn officiated and burial was in Bethany Cemetery.” - Rockville Tribune, May 27, 1954

Joseph C. McCAMPBELL died at his home near Nyesville, Monday of pneumonia, aged 67 years. - Waveland Independent Friday June 23, 1899

McCAMPBELL, child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McCampbell, Nov. 15, Bethany, of catarrhal pneumonia, age 18 mos. - Reported by Hargrave & Elson, Funeral Directors, Rockville Republican, December 5, 1888

MARSHALL – Parke McCampbell, 85, of Marshall died Wednesday in Parke County Nursing Home at Rockville. Mr. McCampbell was a veteran of World War I and a member of Marshall Baptist Church, F & AM Lodge 127, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Wallace Low 12 Club, and Veterans of Foreign Wars at Rockville. He was born Sept. 25, 1894, in Parke County, a son of Charles and Carrie Newlin McCampbell. On Oct. 17, 1917, he was married to the former Mabel Cummings, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Robert McCampbell of Marshall; a daughter, Mrs. Jane White of Marshall; a sister, Mrs. Lela Whitted of Rockville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rice Funeral Home at Marshall with the Rev. Fred Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday. –  Crawfordsville Journal Review, 08 June 1979


Mrs. Alice McCARTY, age 66, passed away last Friday morning at the Wallace Nursing Home here. She had been in failing health for some time and in serious condition the past two weeks.  She was born January 8, 1887 in Philadelphia and was married Nov. 22, 1910 to Charles R. McCarty, who preceded her in death April 2, 1952.   Survivors include a son, Homer McCarty of Rockville, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Begley of Atlantic City, N.Y.  Funeral rites were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. W. M. Littrell officiated and burial was in the family lot in Highland cemetery at Williamsport.” - Rockville Tribune, December 24, 1953



Mrs. Alex McCLAIN, who has been in poor health for several months died at her home south of Milligan on Tuesday morning of last week.  Funeral services at the home on Thursday afternoon in charge of Rev. Cornelius Airhart.  Burial at Mt. Moriah.  Mrs. McClain was born Jan 24, 1871, and was the daughter of David and Sarah Stark Alexander. She married Mr. McClain April 13, 1893, who survives her as also a son,

Dale, living near Parkeville and two daughters, Lucille and Helen, who are at home.  Miss Lucille teaches in the Greencastle schools and Miss Helen in Mellott schools. - Waveland Independent, July 27, 1934

Alexander McCLAIN, the youngest son of Morgan and Mary McClain passed away Nov 6, 1944.  He was one of a family of 14 children, all of whom have gone to their reward except one, Jacob.   Had he lived until the 23rd of this month, he would have been 75 years of age.  He enjoyed the distinction afforded to few people, that of being born living his entire life and passing away on the same farm.  On April 13, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary Alexander who passed away July 17, 1934.  To this union five children were born, Helen, Dale, Lucile and two babes who died in infancy.  He was a life long Democrat and worthily represented this party as Trustee of Greene Township for one term.  Alex was an industrious and enterprising farmer, a highly respected citizen and a devoted family man.  His home, his children and his grandchildren were his pride and joy, and they in turn were devoted to  him.  He is survived by 3 children: Helen at home; Dale on a nearby farm and Lucile Bonebrake of Columbus, Indiana; four grandchildren, Maurice and Larry McClain and Dickie and Judy Bonebreak (sic); one aged brother, Jacob; many nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 at the home with the Rev. Airhart of New Market preaching the sermon.  Burial at Mt. Moriah Cemetery – Waveland Independent, 09 November 1944, shared by Karen Zach

Mrs. Gilbert McCLAIN died very unexpectedly at her home south of Milligan on Monday afternoon about four.  Mrs. McClain has not been in the best of health and underwent an operation for goiter a few months ago.  She was in Waveland in the morning. Her two sisters, Mrs. Pulliam and Mrs. Millemon were with her at the time, and she was talking and laughing when the seizure came. She was assisted to bed but died in a few minutes.  Funeral services were held at the Mt. Moriah Church on Wed. morning, Rev. C. L. Airhart in charge.  Burial at Mt. Moriah.  She is survived by her husband and three children: Mrs. Jewel Grimes, Everett and Neal McClain; and by four sisters: Mrs. Mary McClain, Mrs. Lurinda Swaim of Rockville, Mrs. Kate Pulliam of Marshall and Mrs. George Millemon of Bellmore; two brothers, Howard Starks of Bellmore and William Starks of Marshall.  - Waveland Independent, October 3, 1924

Mrs. Gilbert McCLAIN dropped dead late Monday afternoon.   The funeral was on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Church.  - Waveland Independent, October 10, 1924

Jacob McCLAIN, died at his home South of here (Parkville) Friday.  Funeral services were held at the home, Sunday.  Mr. McClain was one of Green Township's oldest men.  For a number of years he had made his home with his daughter and her husband, Mr. & Mrs. William H. Connelley at whose home he died.  - Waveland Independent, January 12, 1923

Mrs. Ethel T. McCLAIN of Rockville, age 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Simpson of Terre Haute, Wed. eve, December 18.  She was b. in Union Twp, Parke Co, December 20, 1889, the daughter of Oliver P. and Sarah Owens Thomas.  In May 1909, she married Bert McClain, who died in 1915.  She was a 1907 graduate of Bellmore HS and the State Normal and taught school until 1955. She was a member of the Rockville Christian Church, Parke Co. Historical Society and the Indiana Retired Teachers.  Surviving with the daughter, are 3 sisters, Mrs. Edith Ratcliff and Mrs. Kittie Martin of Crawfordsville and Mrs. Mary Call of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Butler funeral home, Sat. afternoon with Rev. Roger T. Rankin officiating. Burial in Mt. Moriah cemetery near Hollandsburg.   - Rockville paper,? 1968

Louis McCLAIN, youngest child of Lemuel and Oliah McClain was b. in Shelby Co, KY August 25, 1851; died at his home in Hollandsburg December 30, 1927, aged 76 years 4 months and 5 days.  In his childhood days he moved from Ky. with his parents and settled in Parke Co.  After his arrival in Indiana with the exception of a few years residence in Reserve Twp. he spent his entire life in the vicinity of Hollandsburg.  After reaching the years of maturity he farmed for a number of years, then later he assumed the position as an assistant on the J. O. Stout cattle farm.  After he quit this work he took up farming again and continued in this line until ill health compelled him to quit.  Jan 4, he was married to Nancy Skeeters, daughter of Elder Joseph Skeeters, deceased.  To this union 5 children were born Sarah, who died May 31, 1876; Cora and Emma at home, Mrs. C. Ray Collings of Rockville and Joseph of Hollandsburg.  One sister, Lavina, died in 1875; two brothers, John died March 1923 and William April 1926.  A sister, Mrs. Mary McClain of Green Township, age 88 years and a brother, Henry of Lebanon, a few years younger are left of his immediate family.  His estimable wife, with whom he lived many years, died September 26, 1924.  In this severe loss, he accepted the inevitable without a murmur of complaint.  For the past two years he suffered intensely from an illness that baffled the skill of medical administration.  He has crossed the stream between mortality and immortality; that stream is the river of death.  all of the days of his appointed time he patiently endured until the change came.  The life has returned to the source from which it emanated; the mortal remains shall be borne to the tomb await the call in the consummation all things.  For this corruptible must .. on incorruption and this mortal..... The deceased leaves 3 daughters, 1 son and a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law a sister and brother, two grandchildren, one great grandchild. together with a number of other relatives and friends  - Rockville Tribune, January 18, 1928

Mrs. Amanda Jane McCLAIN, widow of George W. McClain died at her home SE of New Market Friday after an illness of a few months with heart trouble and complications.  Funeral services at the home on Monday afternoon were in charge of Rev. W. H. Newlin.  Burial in Ladoga cemetery. Mrs. McClain was the daughter of Nicholas and Cynthia CRUTCHFIELD and was born in Parke County June 24, 1852. She married George W. McClain in March 1870. She lived for 53 years on the farm where she died.  For the past 4 years, Mr. and Mrs. AB McClain have lived with her and taken care of her. She is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Laura Browning and Mrs. Lottie Powers of near New Market and Mrs. Elizabeth Tribby of Greencastle; two sons, AB McClain at whose home she died and Ernest McClain of Dayton, Ohio, 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Two sons, Earl and Lee preceded her in death. - Waveland Independent, February 11, 1937

Jacob McCLAIN who was born February 10, 1858 in Greene Township, the son of Morgan and Mary Jane McClain passed away Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock at his home.  He had been in failing health for several years but had only been seriously ill for two days of a heart ailment of which he succumbed.  He was married to Nancy Alexander October 16, 1870 at the home of her parent sin Greene Township. She survives his going with one son, Raymond McClain also of Greene Twp and four daughters, Mrs. Charles SMILEY of Greene Twp, Mrs. George PYLE of south of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Clay Smiley of Greene Twp and Miss Cozette McClain at home. There are also 12 grandchildren and 20 greats. Mr. McClain had resided for 67 years on the farm where he died.  He and his wife celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Oct 16, 1946.  Services will be conducted on Friday afternoon at 2 at the farm home in Greene Twp with Rev. Airhart officiating.  Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.  Friends may call at the home any time after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. - Waveland Independent, March 20, 1947


Kingman - Mrs. Mary Bernice McCLELLAND, 52, died of a heart attack while in a car driven by her husband at 1:15 p.m. Friday near Kingman. She had lived in Crawfordsville 13 years, moving two years ago to 4 miles north of Kingman. The daughter of Isaac & Alice Pritchett Andrews, she was born here Nov 29, 1911. Her first husband was Thomas Devitt. She later married Victor S. McClelland who survives. Other survivors include two sisters, Leota Hunt and Ada Mitchell, and a brother, Lonnie Andrews, all of Crawfordsville. A sister preceded her in death. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Monday at Hunt & Sun with Rev. John Servies officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday afternoon. - - Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review, Saturday 08 December4 1962


David P. McCLURE, aged 71, died at his home here early Friday morning, February 23.  He was the son of Alexander and Mary Rhinehart McClure. He was born and raised near here and with the exception of a few years spent in Ks he lived his entire life in this community (Marshall).  He is survived by one brother, Zimri of Grand Junction, CO and two grandchildren, Anna Hall and David Fruits.   His only daughter died four months ago. He was a loyal member of the Bethany Presbyterian. Church. Fun. services were held at 2 o'clock Sat. afternoon at the Presbyterian. Church in charge of Rev. Boyer. A quartet composed of AI Cannon; Lou Pickard; Mrs. Bradford Warren and Mrs. Roscoe McCampbell sang, "Nearer my God to Thee," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "When I get to the end of the way."  The pallbearers were Oral Newlin, Jesse McClure, Clyde McClure, Silas Dooley and Roscoe McCampbell.   Burial was made at Bethany cemetery.  - Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Tuesday, February 27, 1923

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Powers Funeral Home for Miss Myrtle F. McClure, with Rev. L. K. Wickett officiating. Requested selections were played with Mrs. Geneva Middleton as organist. Serving as pallbearers and assisting with the flowers were Danny Rice, Arthur Rice, Albert Rice and Clyde Kessler of New Market and Clifford Dooley and John Adams of Marshall. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery at Marshall. – jlr - Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, 20 December 1968


“Rev Robert McCORD, a former Rockville boy, died at his home in Cherokee, Okla., Friday, April 7. He was the father of Miss Edith McCord of the Fisher neighborhood who was called to his bedside a couple of weeks ago. Rev McCord was a minister of the Presbyterian Church.” - Rockville Republican, April 9, 1922 ( note from Randy Wright – born September 4, 1855, died April 7, 1922 )


Funeral services for Mrs. Calverina McCOY, 80, of Tangier, were held on Sat, March 15, 1952 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rush Creek Church with Rev. Win Sherrill of Remington Indiana, official  Interment was made at Bonebrake Cemetery. near Veedersburg with the Woodrow Funeral Home in charge.  Mrs. McCoy passed away at the home of her son, Volna, on Wed March at 7:00 p.m.  She had been ill for the past 12 years.  She was born February 11, 1872 near Waverly, Ohio the daughter of Aaron and Eva Shanks Smith.  On February 13, 1893, she married William V. McCoy.  He preceded her in death on May 20, 1929.  Mrs. McCoy was a member of the Christian Church at Henning, Ill.  Surviving are 3 sons, Volna and Herschel both of Tangier, RR and Ernest of Morrison, Ill; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wolfe of Cedarville, Ohio and Mrs. Nellie Burba of Wilmington, Ohio; two brothers, Anderson Smith of Cedarville, Ohio and David Smith of Elm Grove, Ohio 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons and a brother.  - Unknown Newspaper

Mrs. Elizabeth Powell McCOY of Park (sic) County, died Sunday  She was 105 years  old August 15 last, having been born in Orange Co., NC August 15, 1811. She lived with her daughter, Mrs. Rachel Marks  near Sylvania, Liberty Township for years. On the occasion of the celebration of Mrs. McCoy one hundredth anniversary  (sic), more than 500 relatives and friends gathered to pay her honor. Until recently she was active enough to move  about the house, but devoted most of her energies to making quilts. She made and gave to her descendants more than  40 quilts.  One recently made by her was exhibited at Centennial Celebration of Liberty Township in August Her last illness  was of short duration, following a fall in which her hip was fractured. -  Taken from a scrapbook -- no date --


Mrs. Bertha McCURRY, 72 of Indianapolis and formerly of Rockville died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday in General Hospital, Indianapolis.  She was a member of the Fountain Square Baptist Church, Indianapolis.  She was born March 22, 1903 in Owen County and married Walter McCurry who died May 31, 1962. Surviving two daughters; Mrs. Margaret Alward; Mrs. Mary Asher; two sons, Melvin and James; 18 grandchildren and 5 greats.  Services Wednesday 2 pm. Butler with Rev. Wendell Stevens officiating; burial in Mannan Cemetery near Quincy, Illinois. - Crawfordsville Journal-Review 7 October 1975


Elmer Morton McCUTCHAN son of James Andrew McCUTCHAN and Minerva Elizabeth Porter was born on a farm in Greene Twp, Parke County March 10, 1867 the oldest of 7 children of this family the surviving members one brother, Fulton and two sisters, Mrs. Almeda Goff and Mrs. Nellie McBride.  These having passed on, William, John and the sister, Florence Clodfelter. In early childhood he was baptized into the Associate Presbyterian Church and continued to live in that faith throughout his life. He was educated in the public schools of Parke County later attending Bloomingdale Academy and Terre Haute Business College after which he taught in his native county for 14 years. For the past 30 years he has been engaged in farming from which he derived a great amount of pleasure. He also served his township several years as trustee.  Nov 28, 1900 he was married to Elsie SPENCER who survives him. To this union 4 children were born: Winifred of Peoria, Illinois Wendall on the home farm; Mary, a teacher in the Indianapolis Public Schools and Marjorie, who with her husband, following his recent discharge from the service is in the family home.  One grandchild, Martha Lou McCutchan also survives as well as many nieces and nephews.  Through the years he continued to be interested in the welfare of the community in which he lived. He will be greatly missed by all for his unselfishness and willingness to give aid and comfort. "Yes, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."  Impressive funeral services were held at the Waveland Christian Church on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. with HD Trickey and Rev. Robert Bond officiating. Interment was made in Portland Mills Cemetery. A program of soft music, played by Mr. NR Walker proceeded and closed the service.  Miss Martha Walker and Kenneth Coleman sang, "In the Garden and Inside the Gate."  Assisting as pall bearers were Floyd James; George Albert; and Ray McCutchan and Howard Roberts.  Floral arrangements were carried by Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman; Nancy J. Spencer; Lawrence McCutchan; Mrs. Esther Ranstead; Mrs. Lena McBride; Martha Joan Spencer; Mrs. Mildred McCutchan; Mrs. Marion Hendrick; Mrs. Margaret McCormick; Mrs. Marjorie Reedy Grace; Mary Gibbs; Mrs. Edna Barker; Phyllis McCormick; Margaret Fordice; Mrs. Rosemary Coleman; Elizabeth Hazlett; Madeline McCormick; Lois Ewell; Jessie Lee Fordice; Carolyn Richardson; Dorothy Thomas; Wilma Hood and Joyce Fordice. - Waveland Independent, March 21, 1946

Fulton McCUTCHAN, 83, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday Nov 29, 1959 his home SW of Russellville. He had been in failing health since October 5. Born Feb 29, 1876 in Parke County, he was the son of James A. and Minerva McCutchan of Judson and Howard Roberts of Russellville; 3 grandchildren and two greats. The body was taken to McGaughey & Son Funeral Home, Russellville. Funeral services were held at 2 Wednesday in the Russellville Federated Church; burial in Seceder Cemetery. - Tri-County New, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, 03 December 1959

“Lizzie McCUTCHAN of Russellville, formerly of Greene Township, died in the hospital at Crawfordsville, Thursday afternoon, Nov 14. She was a member of the Russellville United Church of Christ.       Surviving are two sons, Howard Roberts of Russellville r.r and Ray McCutchan of Judson r.r.; a sister, Mrs. Mellie McKibben of Arthur, Ill.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.    The body was taken from the McGaughey & Son funeral home in Russellville to the united Church of Christ for funeral services, Saturday afternoon. Rev. J. J. Saalwachter officiated and burial was in the Portland Mills cemetery.” - Rockville Republican, November 21, 1968


The children going home from school found the body of Mr. James McCutcheon lying dead in the road near the Hazlett place southwest of Milligan.  He had been to Russellville to mill and on the way back it is supposed the horses became frightened and threw him out of the.  He was an old and respected citizen and the father of Elmer McCutcheon. - Waveland Independent, November 28, 1902


“Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Cahill attended the funeral of Mrs. Stephen McELROY, near Lena, Wednesday. Mrs. McElroy was the mother of Mrs. Albert Cahill, and had been a great and helpless sufferer with rheumatism for over six years. - Rockville Tribune, December, 1, 1909


John A. McELWEE, 77, died at his home here (Covington, June 26) at 3  o'clock Sun. afternoon following a long period of poor health. Death was brought on by a complication of diseases. he  was born in Harrisburg, Pa August 18, 1850 (6?9?) the son of Matthew M and Sarah Huff McElwee. He had lived in  Fountain County practically all his life and was a member of the Freedom Christian Church. He is survived by 3  half-brothers, David McElwee of Hillsboro, and Albert and Oscar McElwee of Veedersburg; two half-sisters, Mrs. John  Davis of Wallace and Mrs. James Cartwright of Veedersburg. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. John Davis at  Wallace. The fun. was held from the Wallace Lutheran Church Tues morning with the Rev. O. W. McGaughey of  Veedersburg in charge. Bur. in Wallace Lutheran Cemetery.   -  Taken from scrapbook - no dates --

Mary A. McELWEE, widow of the late Matthew McElwee and mother of  Albert McElwee, treasurer of Fountain County died Monday morning February 25 at 3:00 o'clock at her home in Jackson Township just west of Wallace. Death was caused by the infirmities of old age. Mrs. McElwee was born at Bridgeport, Ohio July 5, 1833 but she  moved to this county when yet a small girl and had lived here practically all her life. She was married 57 years ago to  Matthew McElwee and to this union 9 children were born - 5 daughters and 4 sons. Her daughters who survive her are: Mrs. Katharine Tinder of Kingman; Mrs. Phoebe Cartwright of Veedersburg; and Mrs. John Davis of Wallace. She is also survived by 4 sons: David McElwee of near Hillsboro; Oscar who lives on the old home place; Albert now treasurer of Fountain County and John. These together with 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends are left to mourn her departure.  Funeral services were held from the Lutheran Church one mile east of Wallace Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock. The Rev. Stoddard of Indianapolis was in charge of the services and preached the fun. sermon. The aged body was laid to rest in the Old Lutheran cemetery alongside that of her husband, who had preceded her in death quite a number of years. Mrs. McElwee was a characteristic pioneer woman, enduring hardship without complaint.  She was a homemaker and her greatest joy was her children. She was a good neighbor and her motherly advice to her own and  also to the young folks who frequented her home was always well directed and added much to the better citizenship of our county. She has gone but her good influences will abide for years to come.  -  Taken from scrapbook - no dates --


John M. McFADDEN, Prominent Rockville Attorney, Dies Funeral Services will Be Held Friday Afternoon At  Presbyterian Church --John M. McFaddin, age 56, prominent Rockville attorney, passed away at 5:30  a.m. Tuesday at  the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, following an illness  of several months. Mr. McFaddin was born in Rockville,  July 31, 1897, the  son of the late Mr. And Mrs. John S. McFaddin. He was educated in the  Rockville schools and was  graduated from Indiana University, receiving his  LL.B. degree in 1920. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi social  fraternity.  He was admitted to the bar in 1919.  Recognized as one of the best legal minds in Indiana, he served as president  of the Indiana Bar Association in  1948-49. He also served as president of  the 6th District Bar Association in 1937-38, and was a member of   International Association of Insurance Counsel, and was a member of the State  Board of Law Examiners from  1944-49, serving as its president in 1947-48. The deceased was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Indiana State  Farm   from 1937-52, serving as the president in 1937-45 and 1949-52. He was a  trustee of the Indiana Sanatorium from  1933-37 and was a director of the  First National Bank of Dana since 1935. Active in the affairs of the American  Legion, he was a past commander of   Fellenzer Post No. 48 and also served as District Commander of the Legion.  He was an elder in Memorial Presbyterian  Church, Rockville. He was a member of Parke Lodge No. 8, F. and A. M.; the Scottish Rite, Valley  of Indianapolis;  Zorah Shrine Temple, Terre Haute; the Brazil Elks' Lodge;  Indianapolis Athletic Club; the Country Club of Terre  Haute. - Rockville Times, 1953  


ROCKVILLE – Mrs. Emily McFaddin, 67, of 412 Howard Ave., died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton. She was a native of Carmi, Ill., born June 26, 1898 to William and Amy Donald Ball. Surviving are the husband, Howard C. McFaddin, Rockville attorney; two sons, Donald of Bridgeport, Tex., and David of Greensburg; a brother, W. A. Ball of Carmi; half-brohter, Fred D. Endicott of Carmi, and three grandchildren. Mrs. McFaddin was a member of the Rockville Memorial Presbyterian Church, a past regent of Estabrook Chapter of DAR, past president of Tri Kappa sorority, and member of the Woman’s Club, Current Literature Club and American Legion Auxiliary of Rockville and of Delta Gamma sorority at Indiana University. Funeral services are announced for 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, where the body will lie in state from 1 p.m. Rev. Morgan S. Rberts will officiate. Interment will be in Memory Garden Cemetery. Friends may call at the Butler Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday. – jlr - Crawfordsville Journal Review, 27 January 1966


Martha Ann McGAUGHEY on Saturday afternoon, September 24, the death angel called from our midst our believed wife and mother, Mrs. Clay McGaughey, the second child of James and Sarah Norman Everman who was born November 12, 1859.  Losing her father while still a small child, she acquired in early youth the sturdy qualities of pioneer life, which fitted her to become a good neighbor, a devoted wife and an affectionate mother.  February 24, 1881 she was married to Clay McGaughey.  To this union were born 8 children: Arthur McGaughey of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Ona Jarvis, Will McGaughey and Raymond McGaughey of Russellville, Mrs. Edith Byrd of South Bend, and Mrs. Inez Collings of Fincastle; Everett and Cellie McGaughey dying in early childhood within three days of each other of diphtheria.  She was stricken with sugar diabetes over 12 years ago and has been a patient sufferer all these years, cared for by her devoted husband, who also survives, with 14 grandchildren, and one great grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Charles Webster; and two brothers, Charles and Joe Everman, and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the old Hebron Church in her girlhood and later moved her membership to the Russellville Christian Church.  Poem included in obituary. - Waveland Independent, September 30, 1927


Frank McGILL of Russellville, formerly of Greene township, age 91, died Monday night, January 1 in the hospital at Crawfordsville.  He was a member oft he Union Chapel Church near Morton and the Portland Mills Modern Woodmen Lodge.  Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Irene Gorman of Ferndale, Michigan; Mrs. Mary McGaughey of Russellville and Mrs. Rose Mendenhall of Indianapolis; a son, Dale of Rockville; two brothers, Charles of Dana and Walter of Washington state; 9 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 at the McGaughey & Son funeral home in Russellville with Dr. Frank Helm officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. - Unknown newspaper


Mrs. Myrta McGINNIS, 29, wife of Frank McGinnis, living on a farm six and one half miles North of Danville on the Dixie highway, died at 11 o'clock Tues. morning at Lake View hospital on July 4, following the birth of a child. The child died shortly after birth. Prior to the birth of the child, Mrs. McGinnis had been ill with flu. Mrs. McGinnis was born January 30, 1899 near Kingman in daughter of Thomas and Susan Zackmire, who survive. Other survivors are: 7 children; Ora, 12; Kathleen 11; Mildred 8; Harold 7; Wilma 5; Eldon 3 and Donald 1; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Shoaf of near Attica Indiana; and Mrs. Mary Allen of near W. Lebanon; two brothers, Lonnie and Ransom Zackmire, both of near Kingman. The body has been taken to the Berharlter undertaking establishment. Later it will be taken to Kingman for fun. services and interment. - Taken from old scrapbook - no date


Crystal Mae McGraw – Montezuma - Crystal Mae McGraw, 63 of Montezuma, died at 8 p.m. June 20, 2004, at her son's residence in Brazil .  Born July 11, 1940 in Sumner, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Alexander Blair and Mary Alice Shaw. Also preceding her in death were her first husband James Merle Gill and her second husband John Herschel McGraw. Survivors include one daughter Jolleen Sue Carty and her husband Jeff of Minot, North Dakota; five sons, Arnell Lyle Gill and his wife Lynn of Burbank, California; James Otto Gill of Tarpon Springs, Florida; Andrew Alan Gill and his wife Diane of Brazil, Indiana; Aaron Burton Gill of Montezuma, Indiana; and Cordell Lee Gill, also of Montezuma, Indiana; one sister Rose Edna Henderson of Burton, South Carolina; a brother, Paul Ray Blair of Bridgeport, Illinois; and 15 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Leonard Steeb officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 8p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home on Tuesday. - Daily Clintonian,  Clinton IN


Mrs. Clara E. McHARGUE of Carbon R.R.1, age 88, died in the hospital at Clinton, Wednesday morning, Aug. 4. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Raymond of Brazil and J.C. of Sarasota, Florida; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Barnes Mortuary, Friday afternoon, with Rev. Albert Williams officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery near Terre Haute. Unknown newspaper. (Submitted by Anita Ellis )

ROCKVILLE, Ind. — Mrs. Clara E. McHargue, 88, of Carbon Route 1, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 4, 1971) at the Vermillion County Hospital in Clinton.  She was born Dec. 7, 1882, in Parke County, Ind., the daughter of Nimrod and Evaline Garrigus Derman. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and she was a housewife.  Survivors include two sons, Raymond of Brazil, Ind., and J. C. of Sarasota, Fla.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Barnes Mortuary with the Rev. Albert Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. Thursday. – Crawfordsville Journal Review, 05 August 1971, typed by Walt W

Malcolm H. McHARGUE, 74, Route 1, Carbondale, died at 10 p.m. Friday at his residence.  He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Experimental Navigational Association and the OX5 Aviation Pioneers.  Mr. McHargue was born December 16, 1907, in Parke County, a son of William and Charlotte Goodin McHargue.  On January 3, 1932, he married Fauneil Martin, who died October 9, 1974.  Survivors include one daughter, June Reeves, Route 13, Brazil; one son, Dale, Route 1, Carbondale, and 5 grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home in Rockville, with Rev. John E. Hopkins in charge.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today.  - The Daily Clintonian, Monday, October 4, 1982, Page 4 - shared by Carolyn Schwab

ROCKVILLE, Ind.  --- Mrs. Sarah Ann McHargue, 94, of Carbon Route 1, died at 1 p.m. Thursday (June 12, 1969) at the Parke County Nursing Home near Rockville.  She was born in Parke County on April 21, 1875, the daughter of Jobe Frank and Nancy Jean Rigdon Martin. Surviving are a son, Lester O. of Greencastle; two sisters, Mrs. Bird Gibson of Noblesville and  Mrs. Virginia Lane of Virginia; a grandson and a great-grandson. Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday at the Butler Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Nickless officiating. Burial will be in Moore Cemetery near Mansfield.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. - Source: obituary in a scrapbook from a collection of Fauniel Hershberger's typed by Walt W


Mrs. Robert Burford and Miss Roberta Burford went to Marshall on Monday afternoon to attend the funeral of Homer McINTIRE, a nephew of Mrs. Burford. The young man died as a result of injuries received in a collision which took place in an automobile road race at Covington, on July 4.  Glenn Fisher was instantly killed and Owen Swearingen, John Roberts and Homer McIntire injured. They were taken to Danville, IL hospital where it was thought McIntire would recover. But on sat. aft. his case took a change for the worse and he died at six o'clock.  Funeral services were held at the dead boy's home in Marshall.  Interment Poplar Grove Cemetery. - Waveland Independent, July 11, 1919

Mrs. Jane Harvy McIntyre, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Annapolis died last Wednesday morning at her home there.  She had been in poor health for some time and was being card for by her nephew, Willie Heidrick, and Mrs. Heidrick.  Funeral services were held at the Annapolis church Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. C. Griggs of Bloomingdale.  Music was furnished by Donald Wilson with Miss Singleton at the organ.  The obituary was prepared and read by James Engle, a relative.  Pallbearers were Mrs. Frank Snodgrass, Mrs. Claude Barth, Mrs. M. E. Rudd, Mrs. Bertha Tucker, Misses Minnie Long and Alice Clark, neighbors and friends of the deceased.  Burial was made in the Bloomingdale cemetery close by her first husband Mr. Harvey.  Relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heidrick of Terre Haute, and daughter, Mrs. Hazel Heidrick Deremiah, and Mr. Deremiah of Paris, Illinois, Tom Heidrick and daughters, Mrs. Martha Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Jones of Monticello, Mrs. John Penny of near Roachdale, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Heidrick of Chrisman, Illinois, and daughter, Mrs. Wimmer of Indianapolis.  Another brother, Elmer Heidrick, Mrs. Heidrick and son, Arthur, and granddaughters, Theresa and Martha Heidrick, of Danville, Illinois, misunderstood the time of the funeral and came Saturday.  - unknown newspaper submitted by Carol Heidrick


Funeral services at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McMAHAN on the Harry Coons farm north of Freedom were held on Friday afternoon for Ralph Max, the 7 weeks old son, who died at the home of an aunt in Attica.  After the funeral, which was in charge of Rev. Ed. Hall, the body was taken to the Miller Cemetery, Lodi for burial. - Waveland Independent, January 27, 1938


Lewis McMasters of Montezuma, better known in Newport as "Babe" was instantly killed Wednesday noon near the home of Luther Manwaring, north of West Union, Parke County, when a chain broke around a load of logs causing the pole to hit him on the head, scalping him.  He was hauling logs from the Sugar Creek bottoms and was using a stump puller in loading them. It was reported that he had a chain and pole around the log to hold it on the wagon, when the chain broke, letting the pole fly back with great force striking him on the head, knocking the top of his head off.  The body was taken to Montezuma where the coroner held an inquest and rendered a verdict of accidental death.  "Babe" McMasters, a son of Solomon McMasters, had resided in the Sugar Creek neighborhood for a number of years, and during his younger days was a lover of baseball. He was a captain and manager of the Sugar Creek team and whenever he had an open date, a game could be had on a few minutes notice by notifying the Sugar Creek manager. He was as hard a hitter as the Yankee "Babe" Ruth and knocked many home runs on Newport's diamond. He had many friends over here who will regret to hear of his tragic death.  He was an honest, hard working man. He is survived by 4 children -- Omer and Foster, both students at Wabash College; Thomas of near Rockville, and Ira at home.  Funeral was held Saturday morning by the Methodist pastor of Montezuma. Burial took place in the Montezuma cemetery. – Newport Hoosier State, 05 November 1924, Page 008

Ralph E. McMASTERS, 77 of Rt. 4, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Vermillion County Hospital, Clinton. Born July 11, 1903 at Tangier he was a son of Franklin & Maggie McELWEE McMasters.  He is survived by two sons, Gordon of Lavonia MI; Willard of Port Orange, FL; a daughter, Delores COMMER of Black Lick, PA and a sister, Mrs. Lucille HUFFMAN of St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements are incomplete at Barnes Mortuary. - Crawfordsville Journal Review 16 Sept 1980


Mrs. J. R. McMILLER died Tuesday morning at her home southwest of Bridgeton, Parke Co, aged 67 years, after an illness of a months' duration from complicated troubles.  Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock Thurs. morning at the Methodist Church in Bridgeton, the Rev. Coonse of the Baptist Church officiating.  Deceased is survived by her husband, two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Homer Wood and Mrs. Harley Boatman of Rosedale.  Interment in Clear Run Cemetery.  (Submitted by Max White  - Terre Haute Tribune, Thursday 12 November 1914, Page 2 )


Francis Marion McMullen a former citizen of Waveland, died at the home of his son, Jesse near Marshall on Sunday. Some months ago while living with his daughter in Crawfordsville, he suffered an attack of paralysis that left him in a feeble condition. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia.  Funeral services at the Christian Church here on Tuesday morning were conducted by Rev. John Northcutt, of Ladoga, assisted by Rev. Milo J. Smith.  Interment at Union.  Mr. McMullen was born near New Market, October 12, 1834.  He was one of the fourteen children of James and Martha McMullen.  He was married August 5,1858 to Matilda J. Clark.  She died in1885. To them were born 12 children.  Those living are: James H. McMullen and Mrs. Rhoda Allen of Crawfordsville; Mrs. Mary Hicks, North Salem; Mrs. Laura Dale of Bartlettsville, Oklahoma.; Charles McMullen, Santa Anna California; Jesse McMullen, Marshall; Mrs. Maggie Sowers, Yeddo; George McMullen, Byron.  Besides his children he leaves a brother, Jefferson McMullen, aged 83; 29 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  At an early age he joined the Christian Church and has been a faithful member. He was of a very kindly nature and many friends outside his immediate family will regret his death.  - Waveland Independent, April 10, 1914

John, the 17-year-old son of Jesse McMULLEN, of Marshall, was instantly killed at the Sand Creek crossing on the Van on Wed. morning when the northbound passenger struck the auto which he was driving.  His sister, Mary, aged 10, had her leg broken.  Trainmen think that the engine stalled.  The boy's neck, back and both arms were broken and head bruised.  The auto was badly wrecked. Mr. McMullen is well known here, having formerly lived in this community and much sympathy is expressed for his  misfortune. The passenger took the body of the boy back to Rockville, and the girl was taken to St. Anthony hospital at Terre Haute.  - Waveland Independent, May 21, 1920

The following details of the accident which cost the life of Jesse McMULLEN's son is taken from the Marshall News -- The children were returning home from a visit with their aunt, Mrs. Cecil Neet and as it is a bad crossing at this place, it is presumed that they did not see or hear the approaching train and drove upon the track in front of it.  The automobile, which was a Doge was completely demolished.  It was struck in the middle and carried about 18 feet and then pitched to the side of the track, turning over 2 times and then assumed its right position.  When members of the train crew and passengers reached the spot they found John's lifeless body lying in the wreckage near the left fender, his hands still grasping the steering wheel.  Mary was lying near the right fender and at that time was thought to be dead.  Both were placed on the train taken to Rockville.  When it was discovered that the little girl was still alive, she was rushed to the Union hospital at Terre Haute. On examination there, it was found that her injuries are not as serious as they were thought to be at first and she will recover.  Both bones of the lower leg were broken but she was not cut or mutilated.  She regained consciousness soon after reaching the hospital and talked to her father.  John's body was taken to the Skelton undertaking room at Rockville where Coroner Moris held an inquest.  He found that the boy's back, neck and both arms were broken and his chest badly crushed.   There was a cut on the forehead but otherwise he was not cut of mutilated.  Fun. services will be held at the Marshall Baptist church this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.  - Waveland Independent, May 25, 1900


George W. McMULLIN, youngest son of Francis and Matilda Clark McMullin, was born near New Market, December 29, 1877, died January 6, 1926 at the hospital in Indianapolis, age 48 years and 8 days.  George was reared and lived his entire life in Parke Co, and with the exception of a few years, his permanent home was 4 and a half miles Southwest of Waveland at what is known as the old Clark McMullin homestead.  He was married to Grace Mitchell August 22, 1901 and to this union was born four daughters, Bertha, Genevieve, Vernia and Fern Rose, all at home.  George had been in failing health the past three years.  Let us note that through all his life he was a good neighbor, a kind father and husband, and a well respected man by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Byron Christian church of which he was a faithful worker; also of the M. W. of A.  He is survived by his wife and four daughters, by two brothers, Jesse McMullin of Marshall and Charles McMullin of Burbank, California by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hicks of North Salem, Mrs. Laura Dale of Ponca City, OK and Mrs. Margaret Sowers of Wallace; with a host of other relatives and friends, two brothers, James H of Crawfordsville and Johnnie of Waveland and two sisters, Mrs. Leota McCall of Waveland and Mrs. Rhoda Allen of Crawfordsville preceded him in death, which also claimed a brother and sister in infancy.  Short services at the home Friday 10 a.m.  Funeral at Byron Christian Church 10:30.  Burial at Old Union Cemetery, north of Waveland.  - Waveland Independent --- January 15, 1926


George McMURTRY, for many years a resident of Judson, but latter moving to Terre haute, died there on Friday. He had been in his usual health and had just come in from a drive when he complained of a pain in his chest. After a few minutes he fell over dead.  Funeral services at Mt. Moriah on Sunday. afternoon were conducted by Rev. Ray Collings of Rockville.  Mr. McMurtry was a brother of Mrs. Will Durham.  - Waveland Independent, May 15, 1925

Martha Elenor COOPER was born in Parke County, IN May 15, 1835 and died at her home in Waveland December 19, 1917.  She was the daughter of William and Mary Cooper who came from Old Point Comfort VA to Parke Co. in 1832.  Both her parents died when she was quite young, and she grew up in the home of Mr. & Mrs. William Strain.  On November 4, 1868 she was married to David W. McMURTRY, who died October 3, 1910.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Noel and Miss Sophronia, and three sons, William of Mexico, Mo; James of Tulsa OK; and Clarence of Marshall, IN.  Her oldest daughter, Mary having died nearly 3 weeks ago.  Early in life, Mrs. McMurtry united with the Presbyterian Church near Portland Mills and she has always been faithful to her Christian profession.  The funeral service was from the home on December 21st, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. T. Boyer.  The burial was at Bethany cemetery.  - Waveland Independent, December 28, 1917

Mrs. Celia McMURTRY, sister-in-law of Mrs. W. Y. DURHAM passed away Monday evening at the Clinton Hospital.  She had been in the hospital some 3 weeks following a fall at her home in Marshall when her hip was broken.  She was 90 years old. The funeral was held at the Davis Funeral Home at 10:30 this morning (Thursday).  - Waveland Independent, July 10, 1952

Miss Mary McMURTRY died on Friday evening. She has been in poor health for some months, but her condition was not considered serious until 4 days before her death and her sudden demise was a shock to the community.  Funeral services at the home on Monday morning at 10, were conducted By Rev. JT Boyer.  Interment at Bethany cemetery.  Mary Elizabeth McMurtry, daughter of David and Martha was b. in Parke County January 2, 1860.  About 16 years ago moved with her parents to Waveland where she resided until the end.  She was a child of the covenant; blest with a Christian father, whose memory remains an inspiration to the church, with a mother whose serene faith we all know, she was brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. years ago she became a member of the Bethany Presbyterian church under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Torrence and her faith has been steadfast and her life fruitful in all Christian virtues. It is recalled by friends that she was the first president of the Bethany C. E. Society. She rests from her labors, and her works follow her.  The father has gone before; Thos of her family who abide are her mother, two sisters, Mrs. Margaret NOEL and Miss Sophronia, 3 brothers, William of Mexico, MO; James of Tulsa OK; and Clarence of Marshall, IN. - Waveland Independent, December 7, 1917

David William McMURTRY was born in Parke County, Indiana, March 26, 1836 and died at his home in Waveland October 3, 1910; aged 74 years 6 months and 8 days.  He married Martha Cooper, November 8, 1858; to this union was born six children, Mary E. McMurtry of Waveland; Mrs. Margaret Noel of Rockville; Wm. A. McMurtry, of Mexico, Mo.;  Sophronia McMurtry of Owatanna, Minn., Prof. James G. McMurtry, of El Campo, Texas and Clarence S. McMurtry of Marshall.   He professed a hope in Christ and united with the Bethany Congregation, at about the age of sixteen.  Nine years ago he transferred his membership to Waveland.  In 1875 he was ordained an elder, which office he held at the time of his transition.   He is survived by his life long companion, six children, a brother, the foster children, many relatives and a host of friends all of whom will retain pleasant memories of a life of kindly deeds and of devotion to him whom he called Lord and Master.  He was indeed a living epistle known and read of all men.  A good man has passed into “The Land of the Blessed.”  We will follow on.    The funeral was from the home on Wednesday morning at ten, conducted by Rev. Josephus Lathom, Presbyterian pastor at Kirklin, Ind., assisted by Rev. W. H. Fertich of the Methodist Church.  Interment at Bethany Cemetery.  The Text Rev. 14-13- “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from hence forth.  Yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.”  -  Waveland Independent, October 7, 1910

Charles McMURTRY, only brother of Mrs. Will DURHAM was instantly killed when struck by a Pennsylvania freight at the crossing east of Plainfield at 8:30 on Thursday evening last.  He was supposed to have been on his way to Indianapolis where his wife had gone on the bus in the morning. He left his store in Marshall about six and said he was going to his farm near Judson. He has been in poor health for

several months. The train was a double header of over a hundred cars. The trainmen did not know there was an accident until they saw the wrecked car drop off 7/10 of a mile from the crossing.  Mr. McMurtry had been thrown through the top of the car and was badly mutilated.  His glasses, however, were not broken and the face was not disfigured.  Mr. and Mrs. Will Durham attended the funeral services which were held at the home on Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. W. L.  Smith of Rockville. Burial at Bethany cemetery.  He is survived by the wife and one son, George McMurtry.  Mrs. Margaret Noel, Miss Sophronia McMurtry, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Milligan also attended the funeral. - Waveland Independent, Sept 14, 1934

“David McMURTRY, who spent most of his life in Parke County, died at his home in Waveland at 10 o’clock Monday morning. The following is from the Crawfordsville Journal: ‘Mr. McMurtry had been ill for several months of a complication of diseases and his condition has been serious since last Thursday. He was born March 26, 1826, near Marshall in Parke County. On November 1, 1858, he was married to Martha Cooper, and she with six children survive him. The children are Mary of Waveland, Mrs. Margaret Noel of Rockville, Sophronia of Owatonna, Minn., William of Mexico, Mo., Prof. I. G. McMurtry of Al Canto, Tex., and Clarence of Marshall. One brother, John McMurtry of Marshall is also living.  Mr. McMurtry was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church and for many years an elder in that denomination. He lived the life of a consistent Christian and his life was an open book known and respected of all men.’  Funeral services were held this forenoon at 10 o’clock at Waveland. Internment at Bethany Cemetery. - Rockville Republican October 5,1910

“Mrs. Emma Burford McMURTRY, 74 years old, of Marshall, passed away at 4 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Union Hospital.  She is survived by several cousins.  The body was taken to the Davies funeral home in Marshall where services were held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. The Rev. Milo Hinckle officiated and burial was in Bethany Cemetery.” - Rockville Tribune, October 9, 1952

“Mrs. McMURTRY, aged 82 years, died at her home near Waveland last Wednesday morning. She is survived by five children: Clarence, of Marshall; Will, of Mexico, Mo.; James of Tulsa Okla.; and Mrs. Margaret Noel and Sophronia at home. A sixth child, Mary, died two weeks ago. Mrs. McMurtry was born in Parke County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William  Cooper, and moved to Waveland about seventeen years ago. She was a member of Waveland Presbyterian Church.” - Rockville Tribune, December 24, 1917

“George McMURTRY is a sensible man in addition to his championships. He was repeatedly urged to open his store, which stands only eight feet from the scene the fire, and allow his goods to be taken out. ‘Fight the fire, boys,’ was his only answer.   A guest at the Staunton House, now know as the ‘fine haired fellow’, came out in full dress and sought out McMurtry in the crowd, with the request that he should come and open the store and allow him to get out his chart and maps, which he had left there for the evening. Mack told him to go to h_ _ l, and his clerk made the same answer. He remained silent until all was over. The boys who heard his request, are now sorry that they had not spared one bucket of water for him.” - Rockville Tribune, April 4, 1889

“John McMURTRY was born in Rockville, Parke County, Indiana, October 14, 1838. Passed away at Crawfordsville, Indiana, October 23, 1922 aged 84 years and 9 days. His father having removed to a farm in Washington Township where in his youth he attended the schools in the district and worked on the farm. Upon attaining his majority, he became associated with his father in the business of general farming and stock raising, which he continued for more than fifty years.  On the 27th day of September 1864, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth J. Buchanan, Rev W. Y Allen officiating. To this union were born two children, Walter D., of Marshall, Indiana, and Mary Effie, wife of Tyre L. Canine, of Crawfordsville.  He united with the Bethany Presbyterian Church and remained a true and consistent member of that organization throughout his entire life. For many years, he was an official of the church, filing the positions with fidelity and zeal.  Thus has gone from our midst a good citizen, a true Christian and a staunch friend, full of years he has gone to his reward.”  -  Rockville Tribune, November 2, 1922

“Charles T. McMURTRY, widely known citizen of Marshall, was instantly killed last Thursday night, September 6, by a Pennsylvania Train, a mile east of Plainfield. Mr. McMurtry left Marshall to go to his farm near Judson and the next heard of him was the report of his death. It is a mystery why he went to the place he was killed. There is the possibility that his mind failed.     Mr. McMurtry was a high-class man, agreeable in personality and numbered his friends by the scores. A sketch of his life appears in another column.” - Rockville Republican, September 13, 1934.

David McMURTRY, of Waveland, died at 10 a. m., Monday, after a long illness. Mr. McMurtry until a short period before his death, lived all his life in Parke County. He was a brother of John McMurtry, of Marshall, and the late A. R. McMurtry - Rockville Tribune, October 5, 1910 

“Elizabeth McMURTRY, wife of Alexander R. McMurtry, died in Rockville at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Butler, Jan. 28, 10901 after a long continued sickness and yeas of suffering.   She was born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky, October 27, 1829; moved to Indiana in October, 1846; united with the Presbyterian Church in 1851 under the pastorate of Rev. Wm. Y. Allen. Sept. 12, 1852 she was married to Mr. McMurtry, who with one son, E. C. McMurtry, and two daughters, Mrs. George Hathaway of Greencastle and Mrs. H.B. Butler, survive her.” - Rockville Republican, January 30,1901 

“Elizabeth Judson Buchanan was born June 27, 1845, and was united in marriage with John McMURTRY, September 27, 1864, and became a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church February 4, 1866, under the ministry of her uncle, William Y. Allen.  …She leaves a husband; two children and two grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her departure, which occurred at 9 pm, September 12, 1907.  Truly a mother in Israel has fallen.” - Rockville Tribune, September 18, 1907

Alexander R. McMURTRY was born in Kentucky June 12, 1831 and died at his country home near this place last Wednesday evening, March 31, 1909 at the age of nearly 78 years. For several years past he had been suffering from Brights disease but had taken to his bed only about a month ago. Two years ago the dreaded disease confined him to his bed and it was only by sheer force of will that he pulled out of it. For a year past he has been gradually failing. - Shared by Karen Zach - ??? Newspaper – found in old scrapbook in Rockville Library


Will Durham and wife went to Rockville yesterday to attend the funeral of Mrs. McWILLIAMS, an aunt of Mrs. Durham.  She was 71 years old and her death was the result of a fall two weeks before, when her thigh was broken.  - Waveland Independent, November 17, 1899