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Submitted Death Records ~ prior to 1920

Below are death records that have been submitted to this Vanderburgh County site by contributors. If you have ancestors that died in Vanderburgh County prior to 1920, you may submit them to me for inclusion on this page. (If you have more than 10 death records, if possible, please submit them in alphabetical order.)


Carr, Alfred was born in Kentucky. The earliest record of him in Vanderburgh County is 1866, when he was living in Evansville, working as a tobacconist. He died in Evansville on 23 October 1875 at the age of 60, and was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville. Source: Oak Hill Cemetery, Evanxville, Indiana, Index to burials, p. 178 Roma Stewart. Submitted by Roma Stewart

Espenschied, Johann b. Sept 27, 1797, Seifersheim, Germany; died May 1, 1889, Evansville. submitted by Margaret Ullman

Thompson, Eugene Aaron - son of Aaron Loyde THOMPSON and Eva TODD. Eugene was born 1917 in Indiana and died 31 May 1955 in Evansille, Vanderburgh, Indiana. submitted by Jon Taylor

Gander Obits, submitted by Judy Featherstone

1 Edward Johnathan Gander d. March 12, 1964 in Wenatchee, Douglas Co., WA
Wenatchee World Friday, March 13, 1964
"Edward Gander--Leahy--Edward J. Gander, 84, a long time resident of this area, died Thursday in a nursing home.
He was born July 31, 1879 in Evansville, Ind., and came west in 1907. he homesteaded here.
Surviving is a sister, Rose Kimble, Spokane.
William Barnes is in charge of arrangements."

2Herschel Alfred Gander d. August 8, 1962 in Douglas Co., WA
Wenatchee World Thursday, August 9, 1962
"Herschel Gander--Mansfield--Herschel Alfred Gander, 84, a retired wheat rancher, died Wednesday.
He was born Dec. 2, 1878 in Indiana and came to Leahy in 1903. He homesteaded there and operated the ranch until six years ago. He was a member of the grange.
Surviving are a sister, Rose Kimble, Spokane, and a brother, Ed Gander, Mansfield.
William Barnes is in charge of arrangements."

3 Nathan Ernest Gander d. August 5, 1961
Wenatchee World Monday, August 7, 1961
"Nathan E. Gander--Mold--Graveside services were held here Monday for Nathan E. Gander, 72, a former postmaster at Mold. He farmed here for many years before moving to Grand Coulee last year. He died there Saturday.

He was born Dec. 27, 1888 at Evansville, Ind., and later came to Washington. He married Clarabelle Davis in Spokane Nov. 8, 1923.
Surviviors include his widow; one son, Wayne of Othello; two stepchildren, Willis Dodge of Tacoma and Virginia Shroyer of Twin Falls, Idaho; two brothers, Hershel and Ed Gander, both of Mansfield; one sister, Rose Kimball, Spokane; and nine grandchildren.
William Barnes is in charge of arrangements."

4 Huston Christopher Gander d. May 13, 1944 in Soap Lake, Grant Co., WA
Wenatchee World Monday, May 15, 1944
"Huston C. Gander--Soap Lake--Huston Christopher Gander, 63, Soap Lake, former Mold resident, died Saturday at Soap Lake. Born November 10, 1880 in Indiana, he came west in 1908, locating on a homestead near Mansfield, where he lived until five years ago when he moved to Pakr Lake, coming to Soap Lake a month ago. He was a member of the Grange and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are four brothers, Nathan E. of Mold, Hershel A. and Edward J. of Mansfield, and Elmer of Tacoma; one sister, Mrs. Rose Kimble of Spokane, and his mother, Mrs. Eliza Gander of Mansfield.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the old Mold school house with the Rev. Harold Gillam officiating. Burial will be in the Mold cemetery, with Plotts Funeral home of Ephrata in charge."