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B. F. Vail
DIED. - In Bedford, on July 5th, Mr. B. F. Vail, aged 27 years.  Mr. Vail leaves a wife and one child. [Wayne County Press, July 14, 1870]


Harvey Valentine
Killed Near Terra Haute
On Sunday morning early (December 12, 1926), Harvey Valentine, a well known packer of Terre Haute, Ind. And whose wife was a Fairfield girl, was killed near his home city by being struck by an automobile……..Mr. Valentine was well known here as he resided here some years ago and was married here, his wife having been Miss Ida DICKEY, a daughter of the late W. N. Dickey, and a sister to Edward and John Dickey, of this city and Thomas Dickey of this county. Since moving to Terre Haute Mr. Valentine has established a very successful packing business and had other large interest. Funeral services were held at the home in Terra Haute on Tuesday
[The Wayne County Record, December 16, 1926]



John T. Vaughn

John Vaughn Dies At Fairfield Home
John T. Vaughn, 77, prominent Wayne county stock man and a resident of Fairfield for many years, died at his home, 603 West Monroe street, Monday morning (July 11, 1949) following a lingering illness.
He was born January 8, 1872, in Saline county, and had spent all of his life in and near Fairfield but six years. For a number of years he lived on a farm just north of the city. He is survived by his widow; one son, Clarence, of Anderson, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Jones, of Atlanta, Ga., and a step-son, Jack Clark, of Urbana, all of whom were present for the funeral. His first wife and a daughter, Mrs. Corrine Huthey, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the General Baptist church in  Fairfield, with the Rev. Guy Roney officiating. Interment was in the Maple Hill cemetery.  
[Donated by Peg Jones]


Wesley W. Vaughn
Wesley W. Vaughn, and old and highly esteemed citizen of our County, died at his residence three miles north of Johnsonville, on Monday last, the cause of death was winter fever ... His age was about 50 years. [Wayne County Press, January 27, 1875]


Meeky Vertrees
DIED, at the residence of Mr. Frederick Bestow, in Johnsonville, on Thursday, Aug. 26th, 1875, Mrs. Meeky Vertrees, wife of Mr. Isaac Vertrees and mother of Dr. S. W. Vertrees of our place. For more than a year Mrs. Vertrees had been badly afflicted with dropsy, and for the past three months confined to her bed a great portion of the time. Mrs. Vertrees was a native of Kentucky and was almost 67 years of age. For more than forty years she was a consistent member of the Baptist Church. Her body was buried at Johnsonville. [Wayne County Press, September 2, 1875]



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