INDIANA GENEALOGY TRAILS
VIGO COUNTY OBITS



Mrs. Leonora Wright Friday May 15, 1914 Page 2 Tribune

Mrs. Leonora Wright, 467 North Third Street, died at 12:30 o'clock Friday morning after a long illness.
Mrs. Wright was a nurse during the civil war, having served in the regimental hospital in this city, and later recommended by Governor O.P,.Morton and sent to the battle of Stony River, Later she was on duty at the Jackson hospital at Memphis Tenn. After fours years of service she was granted an honorable discharge.
Mrs. Wright, whose maiden name was Leonora Watson, was born in Henderson County, Ky. in 1831, and was the daughter of William P. Watson, who moved to Rockville, Ind. when Mrs. Wright was but 11 years old. There she lived until the civil war. Following the was she came to Terre Haute and
purchased the property at 467 North Third Strreet.Mrs. Wright traced her ancestors back to the well known Timothy Pickering of Tennessee.
She was a member of the National Associations of Army Nurses and for four years, while in active
service, held the position of department president, which honorary position she held at the time of her death.

Mrs. Wright was the mother of eight children, three of whom died in their infancy. Those who arestill living are Mrs. George E. Smith, Hicksville Mo.; Mrs. Mary F. Hobson, Terre Haute; Mrs. Bessie Beatty, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Rosalyn P. Ferguson, Chicago; an Mrs. Gertrude Valin, San Franscico. Of thechildren  Mrs. Hobson and Mrs. Ferguson were were at the bedside at the time of her death, and Mrs. Valin arrived later.
After private funeral services at the house the body will be shipped to Washington D.C. to be buried in the nurse burying ground in the Arlington Military Cemetery. The G.A.R. will have charge of the funeral
(Contrubuted by Richard Mckim her great grandson)


Willis Hinton

May 7, 1915, Terre Haute Tribune:  Willis Hinton, 82 years old, died Thursday at 8 o'clock of general debility at his home, 100 North First Sreet.  The body was removed to the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Laura Eckert,  420 South Third St., where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The burial will be made at Highland Lawn cemetery.  He is survived by the daughter and two sons, George and John.

(Contributed by Kim Torp KimmySueT@aol.com)


Mrs. Emeline Hinton

 Terre Haute Tribune, February 11, 1921:
<>  The funeral of Mrs. Emeline Hinton, 85 years old, who died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Scott, 1326 South Fifth St., will be held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Burial will be made in Highland Lawn cemetery.  The decedent is survived by three children, a daughter, Mrs. Laura Eckert, and two sons, John and George Hinton.

(my note: nee:  HICKS)
(Contributed by Kim Torp KimmySueT@aol.com)


Obituary for Mary A. Williams Cray, May 22, 1920

  Mrs. Mary Cray, widow of the late Michael Cray, who for many years was a resident of Woodstock township, died suddenly at her home last Thursday morning in her seventy-sixth year. Altho Mrs. Cray had been ill for a few weeks her condition was thought to be improving and on the morning of her death when asked by her son Michael how she was feeling replied that she was better. She had arose and dressed when she was stricken with the illness that resulted in death before medical aid could reach her.
  Mary Williams was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, May 15 1843, coming to this county many years ago with her young husband. They located on what is now the old homestead farm in Woodstock, where her husband passed away in 1911, since which time the wife and mother has been tenderly cared for by her son Michael, who resides at the old home. Besides the two sons, James and Michael and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Little of Kewanee, Mrs. Cray is survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Wright, were held from the family residence on Saturday. Interment in the Luthy cemetery {Schuyler County, IL}.
(Contributed by Sara Hemp)


1897-06-30 Indiana Journal
Justice of Peace Abraham B. Felsenthal, of Terre Haute
June 28 Justice of the Peace Abraham B. Felsenthal died this morning after a brief illness, although he had used an invalid's chair for many years. He was a highly respected for his legal ability. He was born in Germany in 1849 and when twelve years old camw with his family from Chicago. When nearly of age he became clerk in the county clerk's office. Afterward he entered the commission house of his brother Herman, who is now president of the Bank of Commerce, of that city.He came to Terre Haute in 1871 where he studied law in the office of Col. R.W. Thompson, after which he went to Washington to hold a department clerkship. He was stricken with paralysis in 1881 and spent a year in Michael Reese Hospital at Chicago, after he returned to this city. He has been elected justice of the peace several times

Terre Haute, IN.
Feb.23,1898.  The death this morning of “Eddie” Overstreet, the 13 yrs old son of W.J. Overstreet, formerly a member of the Republican State Executive committee, under the operation for appendicitis, has caused much sadness in the city, not alone among the friends, but with all who have learned of the untimely death of a very bright boy.

Terre Haute, IN. Sept.10,1898.
Capt. John H. Henderson, a prominent Grand Army man, who died last night, was born in Washington, Pa, in 1836. He enlisted in the 86th Illinois and served throughout the war, taking part in several battles. He has been a resident of Terre Haute since `1867. He helped to organize Morton Post, G.A.R. the first post in the State, and the 2nd or 3rd in the Unites States. He was also a member of Social lodge, F. and A.M. and only relinquished his labors in the several orders of which he was a member when his health failed him

 TRIBUNE STAR - 11/20/2005 - TERRE HAUTE

. Imogene Uhl, 85, of Terre Haute died at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was secretary to the Washington County extension agent for 10 years. She was born July 21, 1920, in Salem to Clifford  and Mary Hoggatt Humphrey.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Charles Uhl, whom she married  May 19, 1951, at St. Michael's Church in Bradford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Dodi Uhl of Jasper, and Mark and Debbie Uhl of New  Palestine; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Tom Minderman of Vincennes;  four grandsons, Chad Uhl and his wife Misti of Fresno, Calif., Ryan Uhl and his  wife Keasha of Indianapolis, Nick Uhl and Dane Uhl, both of New Palestine; two granddaughters, Heather Gierke of Indianapolis, and Ashley Gierke of Chicago;  and five sisters-in-law, Mary Libs and Jeannette Uhl, both of Floyds Knobs,  Lorine Martin of New Salisbury, Mary Ann McElroy of Kenosha, Wis., and Sharon  Newton of Indianapolis. She was a 1938 graduate of Salem High School, where she  was the only female cheerleader, and was active in various school activities. In her teen years, she traveled throughout Indiana to perform dance routines for the patients in veterans hospitals. She was active in community affairs in the many cities in which she and her family resided. A longtime member of Tri Kappa  sorority, she was named Tri Kappa of the Year in Spencer. In Bedford, she was a  member of the Boys Club Women's Auxiliary, and in Terre Haute she was involved  with Meals on Wheels, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Mothers' Club, and actively attended  St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She never knew a stranger. She
enjoyed  shopping, travel, being with her family and friends, and watching the birds that  came to the bird feeder. Prayers are 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in Callahan & Hughes  Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th St., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in the  church, with the Rev. Rick Ginther officiating. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and 8:50 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral  home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret Mary  Catholic Church, in care of the Building Fund, 2405 S.
Seventh St., Terre Haute,  IN 47802; or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. 5885 Wooden Elvin M. Wooden Other 3/12/2006
(Contributed by Francie Ede)

TRIBUNE  STAR OBITUARY - 03/15/2006 - TERRE HAUTE, IN

. Elvin M. Wooden, 81, of Springfield died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2006, in his residence. He was a retired employee of Pillsbury Co., where he worked for more than 30 years as a quality control manager. After his retirement, he worked as a consultant for several other companies. He was born  Jan. 3,1925, in Upton, Ky., to John and Dona Pritty Wooden. Survivors include  his wife, Lula Clephus Wooden, whom he married in 1947; four sons, Morris  Wooden, Lonnie Wooden and his wife Lynne, and Scott Wooden and his wife Cindy,  all of Springfield, and Kenny Wooden and his wife Margie of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Louisville, with a Ph.D. in chemistry and a member of the University of Louisville Alumni Association, the Elks Club and the Rotary Club. He was an avid golfer and hunter. Private family services will be conducted, with the Rev. John Hayes officiating. Staab Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
(Contributed by Francie Ede)

Word has been received of the sudden death in Chicago of  Mrs. Mary S. Hewitt.  She died Saturday morning on her way to the city in the streetcar to do some shopping.  She had lived in Chicago a number of years and was a former resident of Terre Haute, being better known as Miss Millie Clark.  She was a member of the first class that graduated from the Indiana State Normal.  She is survived by a brother in Chicago, stepmother, Mrs. Clark of South Seventh street Terre Haute, Mrs. May Hickman is a sister-in-law: George W. Greenfeaf and Miss  Machel Greenleaf, Mr. George Couch and Mr. H. Swarts are cousins. - Terre Haute Tribune, Sunday November 28th, 1915, Page 2
 
  Mrs. Elnora E. Shively, 61 years old, wife of J. H. Shively,died Saturday evening at 8:20 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Lafferty, 1022 South Eighth street, following a short illness of pneumonia.  The deceased is survived by the husband, one son, Claude H. of California, and two daughters, Mrs. Lafferty and Mrs. Gertrude Jones of Shelby, Iowa.  The funeral arrangements will be announced later. - Terre Haute Tribune, Sunday November 28th, 1915, Page 2
 
Ferguson Hill, Indiana, November 27 - Edith Verplaesta the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verplaesta, died after a lingering illness.  She is survived by the parents, one sister, Louise, and two brothers, Thiphile and Julius.  The funeral arrangements will be made later. - Terre Haute Tribune, Sunday November 28th, 1915, Page 2
(Contributed by Jim VanDerMark)

Four Citizens of Carlisle, Ind, Drowned and Another Found Dead
Aug 2, 1897 Terre Haute, Ind., Yesterday was a tragic Sabbath for Carlisle, a town about thirty miles south of here.
Four of her citizens were drowned at Hyatt's Ferry in Wabash river, and one was ground to fragments by an Evansville and Terre Haute freigh train. The dead are: Mr and Mrs Grantham, Mr and Mrs Abner, and Charles Hines.The first four were seen to go in bathing and later their clothing was found on the river bank. It is believed that one of the women was seized with  cramp and the others were drowned in attempting to rescue her. 
Charles Hines was found shortly after daylight lying close to the railroad track at Carlisle. His head was crushed, the right hand torn off, and the body almost severed. It is thought Hines fell from the train attempting to steal a ride.
Contributed by Janice Rice

Charles E. Eaton
The funeral of Charles E. Eaton, 47 years old who died Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. Anthony’s hospital will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Gillis chapel, with burial in Highland Lawn cemetery.  He was a member of the Fort Harrison lodge No. 157 and escapement No. 307 I. O. O. F. and Prairie City lodge No. 107, Rebekahs.  Two daughters, Daisy of Kansas, Ill., and Pauline of Joliet, Ill., survive. – Terre Haute Tribune, 22 October 1917, Page 002
 
Mrs. Mattie Garrett
Mrs. Mattie Garrett, colored, died Saturday evening of apoplexy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. Miller 2314 Elm street.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Chumley of Atlanta, Ga., and a son, George Washington also of Atlanta and a granddaughter, Pearl Ruttledge of the city.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial at Highland Lawn cemetery.  – Terre Haute Tribune, 22 October 1917, Page 002
 
Stanley C. Neal
Funeral services for Stanley C. Neal, 40 years old, who died Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s hospital, following a month’s illness, were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Martin chapel, followed by internment at Highland Lawn cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Murrel and Erlina; his father T. M. Neal; and a brother, William D. Neal, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Cothrell, of Clinton. – Terre Haute Tribune, 22 October 1917, Page 002
 
Miss Nelle Litta Licht
Miss Nelle Litta Licht died at 11:30 o’clock Friday morning at the residence 2021 South Sixth street, after a short illness.  She had been head of the commercial department of Wiley High School for twenty-four years.  She was a member of the Central Presbyterian church, Tri Kappa and Gamma Gamma sororities, University club, Teachers’ Federation, National Educational Association and the National Commercial Teachers’ Association.  She is survived by a sister, Carolyn M. Licht,with whom she lived.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the H. P. martin funeral home, with Rev. L. O. Richmond officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.  – Terre Haute Tribune, 30 July 1938, Page 002
 
Mrs. Dora E. Flannery
Mrs. Dora E. Flannery, 71 years old of 702 South Sixth street, West Terre Haute, died at 6 o’clock Tuesday night at St. Anthony Hospital.  Surviving are the husband John,; two sons, Ernest Taylor of West Terre Haute and Eugene Taylor of DeKalb, Ill.: four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry Kintz of San Francisco, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.  Services will be at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning at the Bedino Chapel of the Valley. Friends my call after 6 o’clock Wednesday evening.  Rev. Kenneth Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Bethesda cemetery. – Terre Haute Tribune, 14 August 1963, Page 002
 
Frank C. Keating
Mrs. William E. Keating, of 236 South Seventh street has received word of the death of her brother-in-law, Frank C. Keating, 80 years old in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Eleanor Karig of Alexandria, Va.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge and St. Benedict’s Church of Terre Haute, and was a former bookkeeper for the W. S. Rea Company for many years.  Friends may call at the Frank M. – Patrick J. Ryan Funeral Home between 9 and 10 a.m. Friday.  Graveside services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Benedict Rubeck officiating.  – Terre Haute Tribune, 14 August 1963, Page 002
 
Mrs. Katie Caldwell
Mrs. Katie Caldwell, 70 years old, died at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning at the residence, 1420 North Thirtieth street.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Franzine Johnson and Mrs. Meloine Clemmons, and one granddaughter, Miss Cleo Johnson, all of Austin, Tex.  The body was taken to the Bell & Blacken Funeral Home and will be returned Friday afternoon to the residence.  Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Copeland Chapel church, 1935 Elm street.  Burial will be in Grandview cemetery. – Terre Haute Tribune, 21 June 1940, Page 002
 
James J. “Dude McAllister
James J. “Dude McAllister, 51 years old, died at 9 o’clock Thursday morning at the residence, 621 Poplar street.  He is survived by the widow, Frances, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Deskin of Detroit, Mich.  The body was taken to the P. J. Ryan & Sons Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 o’clock Saturday morning, with requiem mass at 10 o’clock at St. Joseph’s church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s cemetery. – Terre Haute Tribune, 21 June 1940, Page 002
(Transcribed and Submitted by James D. VanDerMark)

CHRISTY, CHARLES JR.

Mrs. Hazel Hults, Terre Haute, and Fred Ray, Cory, Ind., have received word of the death of their nephew, Charles Christy Jr., 53, who died Friday at the residence of his son, Wayne, Daytona Beach, Fla. Also surviving are the widow, Maxine; another son, David; a daughter, Cheryl, all of Daytona Beach, and the father and step-mother Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christy Sr., Beaverton, Ore., formerly of Terre Haute; a brother, John Ray Christy, Burns, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Alma Sablich, Chicago, Ill. Services and burial will be at Daytona Beach. (Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, March 28, 1973, page 3) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

LYNCH, SAMUEL

Services for Samuel Lynch, 79, formerly of Clinton, who died Saturday at Kansas City, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the DeBaun Funeral Home with the Rev. Amos McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Agnes Holt. International Falls, Mic. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. (Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, March 26, 1973, page 2) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

MARCHINO, THOMAS

Word has been received here of the March 12 death of former local resident Thomas Marchino, 57, Baltimore, Md. He was a Social Security office employee there. While living here he was a member of St. Benedict's Church. Surviving are the widow, Elsie, the father Adam, Baltimore and several aunts and uncles in Terre Haute. Services were March 15 in Baltimore. (Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, March 28, 1973, page 3) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

MEYER, EDWARD A.

Services for Edward A. Meyer, 86, formerly of Terre Haute who died Saturday at the Crestview Nursing Home in Vincennes, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gillis Memory Chapel. Entombment will follow at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Crown Hill Mausoleum, Indianapolis. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
(Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, March 26, 1973, page 2) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

REISINGER, ROBERT C.

Services for Robert C. Reisinger, 62, 115 N. 37th St., who died Saturday at St. Anthony Hospital will be at the Ball Porter Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Scott officiating. Burial will be in Highland and Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where Masonic memorial services be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
(Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, March 26, 1973, page 2) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

VANCE, BESSIE

Arrangements are pending at the Thomas Funeral Home for Mrs. Bessie Vance, 68, 439 S. 24th St., who was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Anthony Hospital at 5:45 p.m. Sunday. Surviving are a daughter-in-law Mrs. Edith Sharp, R. R.1, Summerset, Ky., and two grandsons.
(Terre Haute Tribune, Monday, March 26, 1973, page 2) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)

Services for Mrs. Bessie Vance, 68, 439 S. 24th St., who died Sunday will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stanley Howell officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday. She was the widow of Robert Vance, former Terre Haute chief of police detectives and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. (Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, March 28, 1973, Page 3) (Contributed by Peggy Thompson)
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Obituary of Mary Ann Hays Wheeler Burrows
Taken from the Elk County Citizen, November 11, 1903
OBITUARY
  Quietly as the shades of night had fallen on Nov. 4, 1903, the Death Angel was approaching the home of Mr. Robert Burrows to take from him one who had been to him in life, his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Burrows.
  Mary Ann Hays was born in Indiana Jan. 27, 1837; died at her home in Union Center township Nov. 4, 1903, aged 66 years, 9 months and 7 days.  From her home in Indiana, with her parents, she removed to Bourbon county, Kansas, where she resided until 25 years ago, when she removed to Elk county where she has since resided.
  In the year 1852 she was married to Wm. H. Wheeler, who departed this life April 20, 1884.
  On the 23rd of April 1898 she was again united in marriage to Rob't Burrows, which reunion has been very congenial and happy, and Mr. Burrows is now left alone to mourn his great loss.
  While very young she sought and found a Savior, pardoning love and grace, which fitted her for life and prepared her for death, she at once united with the Methodist Episcopal church to which fellowship she was a devoted member.
  Deceased leaves behind besides a loving husband, four children from the former union, three boys and one girl.  Two children, Elizabeth A. and Wm. M. having died some years ago.  The surviving children are John M. Wheeler of Lincoln county, Oklahoma, Sarah E. Nichols of Chandler, Oklahoma, Charles E. and Geo. F. Wheeler of Union Center, Kansas.
  The funeral services were conducted at the Clear Creek church Friday, at 2 p.m., Nov. 6, with interment at the Clear Creek cemetery, Rev. J. H. Oliver officiating.  The bereaved husband and relatives have the deepest sympathy of all.
Submitted by L. Morgan
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Obituary of Finley Thompson Westfall
Taken from the Elk County Citizen, dated June 7, 1905
FINLEY THOMPSON WESTFALL
  Finley Thompson Westfall was born near Terre Haute, Indiana, June 17, 1834.  Here young Finley grew to manhood.  When he had reached his majority, through the influence of his father, he united with the Masonic lodge, and by it, being passed through the various chairs, was W. M. five years, and represented his lodge in the grand lodge of the state.
  When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Co. D. 21st Illinois Infantry Volunteers, on June 15, 1861.  He was honorably discharged July 3, 1864, serving three years and eighteen days in behalf of his country and its flag.
  April 26, 1866, he was united in marriage to Sarah J. Shaffer, at her father's home in Knox county, Illinois.  To this union five children were born, John B., Cora E., Margaret E., Frank S., and James A. Westfall.  Cora E. died in Yates City, Illinois, APril 26, 1880.  James died in Scott City, Kansas in 1889.  His wife, three children and sister, Mrs. Lewis, who lives in Illinois survive him.
  Mr. Westfall located at Yates City, Illinois in 1866, where he engaged in the mercantile business until 1887, when the family moved to Scott City, Kansas.  In 1890, he with his family moved to Howard where he has since resided.
  In 1866 he joined the I.O.O.F. at Yates City, Illinoiis, passing through the chairs as he had done in the Masonic lodge, and also representing the Scarlet Degree in the grand lodge of Illinois.
  In the year of 1881, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, in which church he held various offices, among the number that of Sunday school superintendent, which office he held for three years.  His last hours he spent in praising his Lord and Saviour, and exhorting all to seek a better life.  In the evening twilight, when nature was preparing to rest, and the sun was painting his reflections on the sky, his light went out.  Surrounded by his family and friends, his spirit winged its way to God, to abide with him forever.
  (Poem omitted)
  Services were conducted by the Rev. Geo. E. Tifft, pastor of the M. E. church, and interment in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Submitted by L. Morgan
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Obituary of William P. Heisler I
Taken from Elk County Citizen, April 20, 1904
OBITUARY - William P. Heisler
  William P. Heisler, Sr., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, April 25, 1833.  Died at his home, Howard, Kansas, April 18, 1904, aged 70 years, 11 months and 18 days.
  Deceased came to America at the age of 18 and located in Ohio where he was married to Miss Elizabeth Stine.  They afterwards moved to Indiana.  There his wife died leaving him with eight small children, three sons and five daughters.  With them he came to Kansas in 1884.  In 1889 he was married to Elizabeth Dolen.  In his early life and until he came to Howard he was a faithful member of the Lutheran church, there being no church of that denomination here he did not become a member of any other.  He always expressed his faith in God as a Father and Christ as HIS Savior.  During his illness which lasted for over four months he was always cheerful and patient and while very anxious to get well he always said he was ready to go and everything was all right.  He leaves a wife, eight children, thirteen grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his death.
  Mr. Heisler was an industrious and intelligent farmer, a kind neighbor, and a good citizen.  He was followed to his last resting place in Grace Lawn cemetery by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives.  The funeral services were held from the home in this city conducted by Rev. Geo. E. Tifft, of the M. E. church.
Submitted by L. Morgan
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Obituary of James Ballard Anderson
Taken from Elk County Citizen, Wednesday, November 22, 1905
 OBITUARY -- J. B. Anderson
  James Ballard Anderson was born March 15, 1822 in Jefferson county, Indiana.  Died in Howard, Kansas, November 13,  1905, age 83 years, 7 months and 29 days.
  Mr. Anderson was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church. For 68 years he was a consistent member of this church, serving it as deacon for 50 years. He was a native of Indiana and lived in that state and Illinois prior to his coming to Howard in the year 1886.
  He was married to Martha J. Lefeber November 29, 1848.  They raised five children, Mrs. J. B. Trowbridge of Muncie, Indiana, Mrs. A. F. Eby of Howard, Dr. E. W.  Anderson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mrs. J. A. Boutell and Miss Martha Anderson,  Howard.  His wife, and a brother, W. G. Anderson , age 86, of Colfax, Ill., and the five children survive him.
  Mr. Anderson was an exemplary citizen, a consistent Christian, and a pillar in the church of Christ.  He was a life member of the Kansas Baptist State Convention, and one of the directors of the Howard National Bank.  He and Mrs. Anderson celebrated their golden wedding November 29, 1898.  Had he lived until the 29th of this month they would have been married 57 years.
  The funeral service was conducted by his pastor at the Baptist church, in the presence of a large company of his fellow citizens.  The sermon was based on Acts 11:24. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith.   The pastor spoke of his good parts in the home life, civic life, and church life,  Not alone in these things did he excel, but as husband, father, and business man he was above reproach.  On coming to Howard he became a leading factor in the life and development of our city, and as an architect and builder had left monuments of his wisdom and good judgment in some of our best buildings, conspicuous among which are the Baptist church, the Howard National Bank building, and the Metropolitan hotel.  It can truthfully be said of him: He was a wise master-builder, not alone in temporal things, but in spiritual and eternal things as well.   Having served the Master so well and so long, he has now entered into that rest which remain for the people of God.
(Poem Omitted)
Submitted by L. Morgan
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Obituary of William R. Underwood
Elk County Citizen, Wednesday, November 22, 1905
OBITUARY - Wm. R. Underwood
  W. R. Underwood was born June 20, 1830, in the state of Indiana.  Moved to Missouri, where he entered the army in the beginning of the war, serving in the 8th Missouri regiment until the close of hostilities.  Moved to Howard about 19 years ago, where he continued to live until this day of his death November 16th, 1905.  He was married in early life and to that union were born six children of whom three are dead.  Mr. Underwood was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church, but during his residence in Kansas did not affiliate with any church.  For several years past he has been in very poor health and for the last year has been sorely afflicted.
  The funeral services were held at the home.  E. M. Stanton post, G.A.R. followed the remains to Grace Lawn cemetery where his body was laid at rest.  His widow has the sympathy of the entire community.
Submitted by L. Morgan


Obituary of Joseph Root
Howard Courant, July 7, 1921
OBITUARY -- Joseph Root
  Joseph Root was born in Miami county, Ohio, February 20th, 1839 and passed out of this life at St. Cloud, Florida, June 22nd, 1921, aged 82 years, 4 months, and 2 days.  When he was but a boy, his parents moved to Wabash, Indiana, where he grew to manhood.  On August 20th, 1861, he enlisted in Co I, 8th Indiana Infantry, and served four years. He was in 23 engagements and went through the war without a wound, and escaped capture.  He was discharged as a Corporal, August 28th, 1865.
  He married Miss Amelia Nowlin in 1866.  To this union were born two sons who are yet living--William, of Topeka, Kansas; and Phares of Independence, Kansas.  The family came to Kansas in 1871 and to Elk Falls in 1874.  He was postmaster four years.  He worked at the tinner trade to some extent.  He was a quiet, industrious, upright in all his doings, respected by all who knew him.  His wife died.  Five years ago he went to St. Cloud, Florida where he resided until his death.  He was a charter member of Rawlins Post No. 26, G. A. R. and took a deep interest in the order. His remains were brought to Elk Falls arriving Friday morning at 5 o'clock and were taken to the M. E. church,m where a brief service was held at 10 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. A. Pratt.  Mr. N. Hill gave a short address.  The music was arranged by Mrs. Hutcheson. There were beautiful tributes of flowers on the casket.
Burial took place in the Elk Falls cemetery in the family lot.
The relatives are grateful to those who so kindly ministered to them in their hour of sorrow.
Submitted by L. Morgan


Obituary of Elza Kahler Nordyke
Howard Courant, March 12, 1931
OBITUARY -- Elza Nordyke
  Elza Kahler Nordyke was born January 31, 1840 and died at Howard, Kansas on March 4, 1931, being 91 years, 1 month, and 4 days old.
   When just a child she moved with her parents from Ohio to Monticello, Indiana, where she spent most her life.  She was married to Israel Nordyke April 9, 1863.  To this union was born one son, John Paris Nordyke, who passed away October 3, 1923.   Her husband preceded her in death March 17, 1904.
  She joined the Methodist church at the early age of 10 years.  At the death of her son, she came with her step-daughter, Mrs. W. R. Dunkelberger to make her home with them at Howard.  She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Verla Paris of Brooklyn, New York and Mrs. Mae Blue of Star City, Indiana and a nephew Earl Blue of Shelton, Illinois and her step-daughter, Mrs. W. R. Dunkelberger of Howard, Kansas.
  Short funeral services were held at the Dunkelberger home in Howard, Kansas, Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. E. Griggs, pastor of the Howard Presbyterian church and the remains were taken to the old homw at Monticello, Indiana for burial, accompanied by W. R. Dunkelberger.
Submitted by L. Morgan


1879-09-06 Richard Kitley
The public will be surprised to learn of the death of Richard Kitley, a prominent and wealthy farmer residing in the eastern part of this county. Mr. Kitley was born November 19, 1825, and died yesterday at 8 o'clock a.m. of bronchitis. His illness was only of a few weeks duration, and hiss death entirely unexpected. Only two months since he was married to the daughter of Mr. Wilson, of Shelby County, she being his third wife. Mr. Kitley leaves a family of six children, two by his first wife and four by his second wife. His life was exceptional in integrity of purpose in all its relations, and sorrow and regret will be felt among his extensive acquaintances in business to lose his ability and genial presence. He will be buried at Acton tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. The burial services will be conducted by the Masonic order, of which he was an active member.

THOMPSON, BLANCHE
Blanche Thompson, age 4, oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Thompson, died about a week ago at Terre Haute, Ind. of diptheria. Mr. Thompson was working in Hutchinson when summoned by telegram but could not reach Terre Haute in time. (The Hatfield News, January 19, 1889) Submitted by Peggy Thompson

Erastus Niece March 20, 1879
Near Terre Haute, Ind., on March 16, of injuries received from an accident, Erastus Niece, father of Mr. John W. Niece of this city.
(Contributed by Nancy Piper)

Dr. M. P. Whitaker January 27, 1876 Taken From the Henry Republican
At Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 27, of paralysis, Dr. M. P. Whitaker, aged 59 years, eldest son of Mr. Jesse Whitaker of Lacon.
(Contributed by Nancy Piper)

Elijah Leak.
Terre Haute,  Ind.,  Feb- 27.—Elijah Leak, who died yesterday, at the age of eighty-four, came to Terre Haute, with his parents in 1836. He was a building contractor. In 1842 he became a member of the First Congregational Church, and, with one exception, was the oldest living member of the church. He and his wife joined the church at the time of a great revival, in which Henry Ward Beecher. then pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, in Indianapolis, took a leading part, assisting Dr. Jewett, pastor of the church here. Mr. Leake leaves a wite and six children.
Date: 1899-03-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Charles Devay.
Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 27.—Charles Devay, county recorder, died this morning, after a lingering illness. He was bom In 1859 In Preble county, Ohio, and came to Terre Haute with his parents in 1863. He entered on his duties as recorder In
November, 1895. The County Commissioners have selected John D Pugh to fill out the unexpired term
Date: 1899-03-01; Paper: Indiana State Journal

CAUSED   BY INSANITY.
Well Known Business Man Kills Himself After Attempting To Shoot His Wife
Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 25.—At daylight Sunday morning Altamont G. Walker, a well known business man, awakened his sleeping wife and fired at her. The bullet embedded itself in the pillow. Mrs. Walker started to flee from the room but was grabbed around the neck by her husband, who, with a pistol In either hand, fired two more shots, one wounding Mrs. Walker slightly in the hand. Walker then turned the pistol on himself and sent a bullet through his lungs. He lived but a short time. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, with their four children, lived In a handsome house in one of the most fashionable streets. Insanity is supposed to be the cause of the attempted murder and suicide. Not long ago he wrote a letter to Senator Sherman full  of vagaries outlining his troubles.
The Warren Republican February 28 1895

Terre, Haute - July 26
 Lee Snapp, 60, a coal miner, father of twenty-six children, ten by his first wife and sixteen by the second, including  three sets of twins, died here today.
Plain Dealer Newspaper July 27, 1917
Contributed by Linda Dietz

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM K. EDWARDS

The First Mayor of Terre Haute

(September 30, 1878 – Indianapolis Sentinel)

Very rarely are the citizens of a state called upon to mourn the loss of a man so thoroughly good and universally respected as he whose funeral called together so many of Indiana’s sons at Terre Haute yesterday.  The Vendalia road, of which Colonel Ed wards was a director, having placed a train at the disposal of the grand lodge and grand encampment of odd fellows, the officers of the last named body issued invitations, and at 9:30 yesterday morning six coaches filled with prominent members of that order and their invited guests started from Indianapolis.. Two more coaches were added at Greencastle, The train reached Terre Haute about noon, and the passengers formed a procession and marched to the Terre Haute house, where the body was lying in state, and from which the funeral procession was to start.

Trains on other roads had also arrived, and it was estimated that nearly 2,000 of the citizens of the state outside of Terre Haute had come to testify by their presence their appreciation of the loss of community had sustained.

Services At the Hotel

At about 2 o’clock p. m. the services at the hotel, which consisted simply of the form adopted by the Episcopal Church, were read being conducted by the Rev. B. F.  Dunham, and shortly after the procession began to form which was to escort the mortal remains of the illustrious man to their final resting place.  The odd fellows, in which organization Mr. Edwards held the office of most worthy grand patriarch of the grand encampment of Indiana at the time of his death, took charge of the funeral at this point, and conducted it to the end.

The Procession

The funeral procession was one of the largest ever seen in Terre Haute.  It was about one mile in length, and was formed in the following order under the direction of James Hook, P. G.; Thomas Underwood, P. C. P., and George W. Lowe, G. M.

Police

Ringgold Band

Millitary

Employees of the Railroads

Fire department

City Council and officers in carriages

Members of courts and bar.

Officers of state supreme court and governors in carriages

Subordinate lodges of I. O. O. F.

Subordinate encampment.

Grand encampment

Hearse

Friends in carriages

Citizens in carriages

The procession reached the cemetery about 3:30 o’clock, where about 5,000 people had assembled.  Nearly as many more, who were unable to witness the services, line the streets and helped to pay the last sad tribute to the memory of the illustrious dead.

At the Grave

The grand officers performed the last sad rites according to the beautiful ritual of their order, and this being done the vast assembling retraced their way to the city. The body of Colonel Edwards had been returned to the dust from whence it came; the soul to the God who gave it.

Distinguished Persons Present

Among the distinguished persons present were the Hon. R. W. Thompson, secretary of the state, Senator D. W. Voorbees, ex Governor Conrad Baker, Judge W. Q. Greeham, General W, H  H. Terrill, Judge B. K. Elliott.  Colonel W. R. Holloway, General John Co-burn, the Hon. J. A. Wildman, General G.  F. McGinnis, John Dillon, Esq, Judge L Howland, J. M. Ridenour, Esq , and M. H. McKay, Esq- The following were among the more prominent odd fellows noticed:

John F. Wallick, acting G P.; Thomas Underwood, P. C. P.; B. F. Foster, G. S.; G. W.  Lowe, G. M. r D. B. Shideler, P. G. M.; J. W. McQuiddy, P. G, and John Reynolds, P. G..

Meeting on the Train

Upon returning from Terre Haute last evening a meeting: was organized aboard the train by the members of the grand lodge and grand encampment and their invited quests. Judge E. R. Martindale was called to preside, when the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That the courtesies or the citizens and members of our fraternity, in Terre Haute, extended to us this day during our presence in the city. in discharge or our last solemn duty to our late valued brother and distinguished  citizen, Grand Patriarch W, K. Edwards, being duly appreciated, by us. we hereby tender them our thanks.

Resolved, That our warmest acknowledgements are hereby offered to the Vandalia railroad for the liberal kindness in their tender of free transportation. 

Resolved, That the gentlemanly attention to our every want by Conductor A. Robins plaees us under many obligations, and we beg to assure him our appreciation of his kindness.

Resolved, That these resolutions be furnished the press of Indianapolis, with the request that the Terre Haute papers copy the same.

Sketch of Life

Colonel William K. Edwards was born on Bear Grass, near Louisville, Kentucky, about the year 1820.  On his mother’s side he was related to General Zachary Taylor.  He graduated at the Indiana state university at Bloomington in the fall of 1841, during the presiding of the Rev. Dr. Wylie, and was one of the favorite students of that distinguished scholar and teacher.  Subsequently he attended two courses of lectures at the law department at Transylvania University at Lexington Kentucky.  He located in Terre Haute in the fall of 1843, and commenced the practice of his profession.  In 1845 he was elected as a whig to the legislature from Vigo county.  He served three subsequent sessions of the legislature, and was made speaker of the House of Representatives at the session of 1875.  He was noted as a painstaking, laborious worker in his legislative capacity, and was particularly distinguished as an able parliamentarian.  He was the first mayor of Terre Haute after its organization as a city, and held that position for two terms, discharging the duties of the position to the satisfaction of all.  He was one of the trustees of the Indiana state university and president of the board at the time of his death.  He was also secretary of the Ross p0olytechnic institute and probably contributed more than any one else to the establishment of this institution, delivering the address at the laying of the corner stone of the present edifice.  He was also a director in the Terre Haute and Chicago, and Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Vandalia railroads and of the First National Bank of Terre Haute.  He was the best known and probably the best posted odd fellow in the state.  He was past grand master of the state of Indiana of that order, and was one of the leading lecturers of the order in the state.  In all the regions of lite he occupied a foremost position, and died respected and lamented by all.
Transcribed and Contributed by Marie Miller


Name of Deceased: Mrs. Nancy consort of E. U. Brown, Esq.
County Name: Vigo State: IN Newspaper: The Western Register, July 21, 1823
Obit: Died on the 25th ult. after a most afflicting illness of about two years, in the 36th year of her age, Mrs. Nancy, consort of E. U. Brown, Esq., of Honeycreek Township. Mrs. brown bore the afflicting and tardy years of her indisposition with the most unusual resignation, and only seemd impatient for the happy hour to arrive, when it should be the will of her God to permit the slow arrow of death to sever, what to her had formerly been "the silken thread of life," and permit her wearied spirit to wing its peaceful flight to that haven of repsose which she had long believed was "prepared for the righteous, the bosom of her Father and her God."
Although this dispensation of the Divine will may be peculiarly afflicating to her widowed consort, his orphaned children and their mourning relatives and friends, yet is is a soothing thought that 'blessed are those who die in the Lord," and her unwavering faith in Him of whom she had many years been a follower, and in whom she had so long put her trust, affords them the happy consolation that she is now beyond the reach of misery associated with pure and holy spirits, praising her God in "the regious of the blest."
Submitters Name: Peggy Thompson


The Irving Postmasters Mother Dead

            Mrs Helena Berry aged 70, mother of Postmaster W B Berry of Irving, IL, died Saturday night in Terre Haute, Indiana at the home of her daughter, Mrs Ed Burton.  The body was brot back to Irving and the funeral services were held this afternoon at the Lutheran church and burial was made in the Irving cemetery. Litchfield Daily Union, Montgomery County, IL, Monday, April 2, 1928
Submitted by:  Lynn Boyd Reener


John TRUSE, switchman, employed in the yards of the Evansville line at Terre Haute, was caught between cars last evening and crushed to death.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 9 December. 1890

BLAKE, Sarah L., wife of T. H. BLAKE, died in Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. 8, age 22 yrs. (Sept. 8, 1831)
Source: National Intelligencer, as pub. in the NGSQ, vol 55, No. 1, March 1967, submitted by K. Torp

Terre Haute, Ind. Nov. 28 -- Reports tabulated here show that 17 soldiers from Terre Haute and Vigo county were killed in action in France and 32 died in camps in the United States.  More than 5,000 men from this county were under arms during the war.  Those killed in action include William Hicks, T. Harvey, Lieut. James M. Duncan, Harvey Mendry, Herbert D. Duncan, Cleo Nehergall(?), Grover G. King, Harble E. Haskett, Guy L. Trueblood, Dana L. Montgomery, John C. Sanderson, Francis Leo Sherburne, George L. Saunders, Charles Reilly, James McGraw, Keith Dale and Amiel Darris.
Indianapolis Star, Friday November 29, 1918
Transcribed by K. Torp

Rhoda Holland Dickerson
Mrs. Rhoda Holland Dickerson
Died.- Friday morning, the 23rd inst. at the residence of her youngest son H. Clay Dickerson, in Shelbyville, Vigo County, Mrs. Rhoda Holland Dickerson, relict of John Dickerson, of Lost Creek township.
Mrs. Dickerson ws born in the state of Georgia in the year 1800-the birth of the present century.  She was consequently eight-three years old at her death.  She emigrated with her parents, when quite a young girl, to Ohio, where, at the age of 18 she was married , and is the same year 1885 came with her husband, her family and other friends to settle in the Wabash Valley where she has since resided.
She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom are now living.
Deeply imbued with the noble faith and spirit of our Revolutionary mothers, she sent forth three sons to do battle in the war for for the Union.  Having an appreciative knowledge of the advantages of practical education, she contributed to that grand cause, seven school teachers.
Charitible and kindly to all, none departed from her door empty-handed- not even the lusty beggar.  Removed in her early days from the congenial atmoshere of a southern home, she was "hospitable in an eminent degree. The garner of her love was full for all.  She ever met her children and friends with motherly affection, neighborly courtesy and the more substantial benefits of life.  For years, "Aunt Rhoda's" was the "Mecca" of their affectionate devotions.  To a peculiar features, happily characteristic of this good woman- love of home- we may attribute her success in making that home so acceptable to her many friends.
Honest, industrious, prudent, generous, and self-denying-a faithful transcript of all this is included in the last chapter of "The Proverbs of Solomon"
The sun of her protracted usefulness has at last set.  Not entirely without meet for the things of this world, she peacefully and quietly resigned them to others, and after having attained to a ripe old age, her fragrant and beautiful life is rounded--her days work is done and she has lain down to rest.  
Birth: 03 Jul 1780, Jackson Co., GA
Death:23 Feb 1882, Vigo Co., IN
Married:27 Apr 1819, Butler Co., OH
Newspaper: Terre Haute Gazette?

Nancy (Hull) Smith Redifer
Brazil.Monday, 19, November 1900.
Terre Haute Evening Gazette, page 6
Mrs. Nancy Redifer died at the residence of postmaster Falls in this city, Saturday, of heart failure, aged 86 years, buried
Sunday at Mt. Reister Cemetery, near Ehrmandale, Vigo County.
 Terre Haute Evening Gazette 19, November 1900.

Laban H. Dickerson
Laban H. Dickerson, a well-known farmer of Lost Creek township, died Friday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Dildine, east of the city on the Poplar street road.   Deceased was 79 years old, and a native of Butler County, Ohio. He had been a resident of the township since his eleventh year, and had been active in its business and political affairs.   He was a member of the Fourth Indiana Cavalry, and took part in Sherman's march to the sea, and was present at Macon, GA, when Jefferson Davis was taken there as a prisoner of war. He assisted in the organization of Leslie Post, G.A.R., of which he was twice commander.   He is survived by one son, W.W. Dickerson, and three daughters, Mrs. Dildine, Mrs. Will Collins, and Mrs. Frank VanVacter.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the chapel at Highland Lawn.
2-21-1908 Terre Haute Tribune

Name of Deceased: James Latta
James Latta, 57 years old, died at his residence in Seelyville at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  A widow and four children, William, Clarence, Lena and Maud survives.  The funeral service will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Friday morning and burial will be in Cloverland cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune- Dec 3, 1914

Lucretia (Loveall) Fuller
Mrs. Lucretia Fuller, 85 years old, died Monday night at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Smith, 2004 North Fourteenth Street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eliza Mosteller, Mrs. Sarah Smith, and Mrs. Lucinda Smith, and two sons, George Fuller of Rockville, IN., and James Crabb of Fontanet, Ind.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence and at Sulpher Springs church at 11 followed by interment in the church graveyard.
Terre Haute Tribune -1-16-1917-

JOSIAH C. SMITH, Cloverland, Indiana
Josiah C. Smith, 71 years old died at the home of his son, Lawrence Smith one mile south of Cloverland, at 11:30 o'clock this morning of pneumonia. He is survived by Lawrence, McDonald Smith of Cloverland, Ida Price, Mary Myrick, Clara Dean, Maryon Smith, Russel Smith of Terre Haute, Ethel Johnson of Staunton, James Smith, Detroit Mich. Funeral services will be held at the church in Cloverland at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial will be at Carpenter Cemetery. Mr. Smith was Commander of John P. Baird Post No. 59, G.A.R.(Grand Army of the Republic) of Terre Haute."
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune, Vigo., IN Feb 4, 1917

Edward Latta
The body of Edward Latta, 43 years old, who died at Madison, Indiana., Dec. 16, 1919 was brought to Terre Haute, Wednesday night and taken to the Thomas James Chapel, where the funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this morning. Burial will be in Highland Lawn.  He is survived by his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Gazette 18/12/1919

William B. Harpold
The funeral of William B. Harpold, 69 years old, who was killed by a fall of slate in Garford mine at Burnett, Ind, at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, will be held at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Clarence Harpold, 889 North Center street.  Burial will be in Harpold cemetery north of Seelyville.  He is survived by another brother, H. A. Harpold, of Brazil, and a sister, Martha E. Richter, several nieces, and  grandchildren.
Terre Haute Tribune 04-10-1920

George W. Dickerson
Highlander Car Kills Seelyville Merchant
Special to The Terre Haute Tribune
SEELYVILLE. Ind., Oct 8, --George W. Dickerson, 41 years old, was instantly killed when the 5 o'clock Highlander on the Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Line hit a truck, which Mr. Dickerson drove across the tracks in front of his store, at Stop 14, apparently not seeing the approaching car.  He is survived by the widow, Eunice; two daughters, Mildred Dickerson, who is a student at DePauw University, and Anna Louise Dickerson, at home; two sons, Wayne and Herschel Dickerson both of Seelyville, and two brothers, Raleigh and Thomas Dickerson, both of Seelyville.
Death date: 8 Oct 1920
Terre Haute Tribune

Josephine (Dickerson) Van Vactor
Mrs. Josephine Van Vactor Obituary- 2-21-1922 Tuesday, Terre Haute Tribune
By Special Correspondent.
Brazil, Ind., Feb 21.-- Mrs. Josephine Van Vactor, 65 years old, widow of Benjamin F. Van Vactor, died at the home, southwest of Staunton, in Vigo county, of Tuberculosis. She is survived by three sons, John F., and Charles B., of near Staunton, and Ellis R. of North Dakota; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Mollie Colllins, Cory; Mrs. Hattie Dildine, of near Terre Haute, and W. W. Dickerson, of Terre Haute.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, and burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery.
2-21-1922 Tuesday, Terre Haute Tribune

Mrs. Parsie Dickerson Helmstetler
Mrs. Parsie Dickerson Helmstetler died Sunday evening at her home, two miles east of Seelyville, of neuritis.  She had lived in Vigo county all her life.  She was the daughter of Daniel H. Dickerson, whose father, Walter Dickerson, was judge of the supreme court in the early days. She was 64 years old and had been a member of the M. E. church for forty years and was known by all in whose midst she lived as a conscientious christian woman.  Rev. Edward Reed will have charge of the funeral, which we be held at the Seelyville M. E. church, Tuesday 2 p.m.  She is survived by the husband, Mr. Henry  W. Helmstetler; five daughters, Mrs. Effie Lowish, Mrs. Cora Ervin, Mrs. Bertha VanVactor; Mrs Annie Nicols, all of near Seelyville; two sons, Herman Helmstetler, of Minot N. Dakota; Russell Helmstetler of Lafayette, Ind.  Two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Wood, of Kansas City, Mo; Mrs. Alice Gift, of St. Louis, Mo, and twenty-one grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Apr 17, 1922 Terre Haute Tribune

Riley Smith
RILEY SMITH Special To The Tribune
HYMARA, Ind., Aug 31 --Riley Smith, 67 years old, died Tuesday afternoon at his home here(Sullivan Co. IN).  He is survived by five sons, Otis, Arthur, Roy and Jeffe Smith, all of Hymera, and George Smith of Wheatland; three daughters, Mrs. Cretia Mckinney, Mrs. John Harlow, both of Hymera and Mrs. William Kane, of Terre Haute.  Funeral services will be held at the methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Burial will be in K of P Cemetery, Sullivan, IN
Aug 31, 1927 Terre Haute Tribune Obituaries

George West
George West, 67 years old, died at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home, 1610 Liberty Avenue.  He is survived by the widow Nora; one son Roy, of Chicago, four daughters, Mrs. C.H. Henderson, Mrs. C.B. Small, Mrs. A. J. Krone, of this city, and Mrs. Paul Glaubke of Indianpolis; one brother Charles and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon with burial in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Obit: Terre Haute Tribune- page 2 Thursday, June 28, 1928

Louis Clarence Modesitt (1928)
By Special Correspondent
Seelyville, Ind., Dec 12..  Louise Clarence Modesitt, 40 years old, died at his residence here Saturday.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Teresia Modesitt; four children, four brothers, and one sister.  The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock  Tuesday morning at the Seelyville Methodist church.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Gazette

William Alfred (Albert) Latta
WIlliam Alfred Latta , 78 years old died at 9:45 o'clock Tuesday night at the residence, 10 miles southeast of Terre Haute.  He is survived by the widow, Louvin;  three sons, Orates, Ferman and Herbert, and one daughter, Mrs. Tressa Modesitt.  Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Valley church at 2 o'clock Thurdsay afternoon, with burial in Highland Lawn cemetery.  Dated 6-26-1929   (died June 26, 1929)
Terre Haute Newspaper

Mary Violetta (Morris) Latta Terre Haute, IN. 
Mary V. Latta died at her home in Seelyville 26 Nov 1930.
Survivors:  Mrs. E. Killion and Maude Latta, two sons, Clifford and Clarence.  Burial Service will be held at the home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  Burial will be in the Carpenters Cemetery in Cloverland, Indiana
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune  26 Nov 1930

James Perry Crabb
James Perry Crabb Special To The Tribune
FONTANET, IND.  Dec 26-- James Perry Crabb, 75 years old, died at the residance near Fontanet at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning. He is survived by the widow, Catherine; one half brother, George Fuller, of Rockville, Ind, and two half sisters. Mrs. Lyda Mosteller of Clinton and Mrs. Squire Smith of Terre Haute.  Funeral services will be held at the Sulphur Springs church at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with burial in Sulpher Springs cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune- Dec. 27, 1931

Lavina M.  Latta
Lavina M. Latta, 79 years old, died at her residence at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. She is survived by three sons, Orestus of Brazil R. R., Ferman of Brazil R. R., Mrs. Thressa Modisitt of Seelyville, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Powell of Pittsburgh, Kan.  Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church in Seelyville Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with burial in Highland Lawn cemetery in Terre Haute,.  dated 3-20-1932
Newspaper: Terre Haute

Cora Belle (Helmstetler)Ervin
Mrs. Cora Belle Ervin, 57 years old, was found dead in bed at her home in Seelyville at 6 o'clock Saturday morning.  Surviving are the husband, Curtis; three sons, Claude, Lynn and Henry; three daughters, Alice, at home: Mrs. Narca Searcy, of Newcastle, and Mrs. Vivian Diehl of Burnett:  Four sisters, Mrs. Effie Lowish, Mrs. Ida Lewis, and Mrs. Anna Swain; two brothers, Russell and Herman Helmstetler, and eight grandchildren.  The body was brought here to the Thomas funeral home and was later returned to the residence. Funeral services will be held at the Seelyville M. E. church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune, Jan 5, 1936

Jarvis A. Crabb
Jarvis A. Crabb, 60 years old, died at 6:10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home, 1506 North Center St.  He is survived by the widow, Pearl; a stepson, Carl Moore : one brother R. H. Crabb of Bloomingdale;three sisters, Mrs. Clara Hughes of Terre Haute; Mrs. Bessie Haase, of Trinidad, COlo., and Mrs. Sylvia Voohees of Long Beach, Cal, and by several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Crabb was a member of Terre Haute lodge No 19 F, and A.M., and the K of P. lodge at North Terre Haute.  The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home and returned to the residence Wednesday morning.  Funeral services will be held there at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev David Adams officating.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune  March 23, 1937

Ferman Latta
Obit: World War I veteran.12 Sept 1937
Ferman Latta, 49 years old, died at 12:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on the Vigo-Clay county line, one mile southeast of Grange Corner. He is survived by the widow, Ruth; two brothers, Orastus Latta of R. R. 3 Brazil, and Herbert Latta of Brownstown, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Tressie Modesitt, of Seelyville; several nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins. The body was taken to the Fox Funeral Home at Riley. Funeral services will be held from the North Union church Tuesday afternoon at 2 oçlock with burial at Highland Lawn cemetery.

William Sanderson
William Sanderson, 83 years old, 1409 South second street, died at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at st. Anthony's hospital.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Linn, of Milwaukee, Wis; Mrs. Margaret Welch, of Lewis and Mrs. Leona Butcher of Reynolds, MO; two sons, Amos and Roy, both of Terre Haute,a sister Mrs. Nancy Snow, of this city; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Gillis funeral home and later moved to the residence.  Funeral services will be held there at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, with burial at Casey, Ill.
Terre Haute Tribune, 04/25/38

John F. Van Vactor
John F. Van Vactor, 60 years old, died at 12:15 o?clock Tuesday afternoon at the residence, 2425 First avenue. Surviving him are the widow, Bertha; four sons, Ben H. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Charles R., Russell C. and John F. Jr., all of Terre Haute; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hadley and Mrs. Audry Miller, both of this city; Mrs. Eva Spence of Moorehouse, Mo.: Mrs. Helen Hunt of Oakland City, Ind., and Miss Ethel Lois Van Vactor at home; two brothers, Charles B. of Terre Haute and Ellis R. of Spearfish, S. D., and six grandchildren. He was a member of Terre Haute Lodge No. 51, I. O. O. F. The body was taken to the Thomas funeral home and Wednesday returned to the residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 o?clock Thursday afternoon at the Seelyville Methodist Episcopal church with burial in Highland Lawn cemetery.?
Terre Haute Tribune, Wednesday, 19 October 1938, p. 2.

Charles Edward Sanderson
Charles Edward Sanderson, 58 years old, died Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock, at his home Terre Haute, R. R. 4.  He is survived by the widow Nealie.  The body was taken to the Foley Funeral Home and Friday taken to the home of Mrs. Sanderson's brother, Harvey Wood, on Terre Haute R. R. 4, from where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Burnett Cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune Oct 27, 1939 Obituary

Heman Hutchinson Grindle
Herman Hutchinson Grindle, 72 years old, Terre Haute R. R. 5, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Martha Jackson, 1012 South Third street, at 4:30 o'clock, Tuesday morning.  Surviving besides Mrs. Jackson are four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Piety, of Chicago; Mrs. Leona Miller, of Rosedale, Mrs. Lucinda Hatley, of Fontanet, and Mrs. Ellen Beard, of Terre Haute; three sons, Smith of Terre Haute; Bart, of R. R. 5, Terre Haute; and Marlowe Grindle, of Marshall, Ill; three brothers, Seth of Terre Haute; Anderson of Clinton, and Zion Grindle, of R. R. 4, Terre Haute; thirty seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home and returned to the residence Wednesday.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Nov 19-1941

Nora  Ellen(Latta) West
Nora Ellen West, 71 years old of 1044 North 9th Street, died at 5:35 o'clock Tuesday evening at the Union Hospital. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. H. Henderson, Mrs. A. J. Krone, and Mrs. Charles Small all of Terre Haute. one son Roy W. West, of Chicago, and one brother , Charles Latta of Staunton; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with Rev. James Kelly officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune- page 2 Wednesday 12 August 1942

Murray F. Lowish
Funeral Services for Murray F. Lowish, 67 years olds, well-known Vigo county farmer, who died Monday afternoon at his home a mile and one-half south of Seelyville, will be held from the Seelyville Methodist church at 10:o'clock Thursday morning.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery.  He had been in ill heath for some time.  He is survived by the widow, Effie, one son, Herschel, Indianapolis; a half brother, Ona H. Lowish, of Otto Lake, Mich; two grandsons, and three nieces.  The body was brought to this city and taken to the Miller and Sons Funeral Home and was returned to the residence Wednesday morning.
Died: Monday, Aug 23, 1943.
Terre Haute Tribune Brazil, Ind. Aug 25.  Special To The Tribune

Ida Corlie Stedman
Ida Corlie Stedman, 77 years old - 622 Linden Street died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orile Piker, West Terre Haute; R.R.2 at 4:30 Sunday morning.  She is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Mary Lawson of Brazil R.R. 2,; six sons, Alfred of Peoria, Ill; William of Brazil, Perry, Ralph and George, all of Terre Haute, and Edward of Flint, Michigan; one half-brother, Barton Starrett of Brazil; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Mariekes Council of Pocahontas of Terre Haute.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. Murray Booth will conduct the services and burial will be in Carpenter Cemetery near Cloverland
7-23-1945 Terre Haute Tribune

Salena Ann (Hane) Knoy
Mrs. Salena Ann Knoy died Thursday 18 Oct 1945 at her home, 1009 W. Knight St., Brazil, IN.  Services at the United Brethren Church, Brazil, IN .  Burial is Sunday 21 Oct. 1945.
Note husband: Jeremiah Knoy.
Terre Haute Tribune

Bertha Pearl (Helmstetler) Van Vactor
MRS. BERTHA P. VAN VACTOR
Mrs. Bertha P. Van Vactor, 64 years old, Seelyville, died at the Union Hospital at 11:32 o'clock, Sunday night.  She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hoare, RR5, Terre Haute, Mrs. Audrey Chubb, RR5, Terre Haute, Mrs. Eva Spence, Nowalk, Calif., Mrs. Lois Boyll Seelyville, Mrs. Helen Hunt Oakland City, IN; four sons, Ben H., Verona Pa; John F, US Army, Charles R., and Russell C., Seelyville; two brothers: Herman Helmstetler, Coutney, ND, and Herman Helmstetler, Norwalk, Calf; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Lowish, Indianpolis, Mrs, Ida Lewis, Clinton, and Mrs. Anna Swain, Terre Haute; and eleven grandchildren.  She was a member of the War Mothers Association of Seelyville, and the Seelyville Methodist church.  The body was brought to the Thomas Funeral Home.
Dec 10, 1945 Terre Haute Tribune

Oresteus A. Latta
Oresteus A. Latta, 69 years old, died at 7 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence, ten miles east of the city at Gange Corner on State Road 42.  The body was taken to the Fox Funeral Home in Riley, and was returned to the residence today.  Short services will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with continued services at Oak Hill United Brethren church.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune 04-11-1946


 Eliza Ann (Fuller) Mosteller
Clinton, IN June 5 (Special) Mrs. Liza Ann Mosteller, 85 years old died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carried Doyle, of Fairview Parke, at 4:10 o'clock Wednesday morning.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Doyle, and Mrs. Mary Wells of Terre Haute; two sons, James Mosteller and Guy Mosteller both of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren: one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Smith of Terre Haute, and one brother, George Fuller of Fairview Park.  The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home.
Tribune page 2 Thursday 6 JUN 1946 - Clinton, Indiana


Sarah Ann (Fuller) Smith
Sarah Ann Smith 74 years old, died Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Rena Harmon, 909 Seventh Avenue.  She is survived by a daughter, Julie M Payne, Terre Haute; one son, Edgar, Hymera; a brother, George W. Fuller, Marshall, IN and three grandchildren.  She was a member of the Locust Street Evangelical church.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home.
The Terre Haute Tribune- 4- 17-1947

Frances Jane Beard Mooney Grindle
Mrs. Frances Grindle, 75 years old, died at 3:20 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home, 2601 North Fourteenth Street.  She was a member of the Pentecost Church. Surviving are the husband, Seth, a son, Carl Miller of Terre Haute: a brother, George Beard of Terre Haute, and a half brother, Harry Jones of Terre Haute.  The body was taken to the H. P. Martin Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Pentecost Church, Second and Idaho streets.  Burial will be in the Durham Cemetery.
Obit: Terre Haute Tribune 12-27-1947

George W. Fuller
Rockville, IN  Dec 10 - (Special)
George W. Fuller, 86 years old, died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at a nursing home in Terre Haute.  Surviving are four sons, Duncan, Rockville; Greg, Carlton, Ill; Clarence, St. Louis, MO; and Paul of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter Mrs. Mary Parker, Normandy, MO, and seven grandchildren.  Ther body was taken to the Barnes Funeral Home.
Dec 11, 1949 Terre Haute Tribune

Zion D. Grindle
Zion Grindle Obituary Fontanet, IN., Dec 16.-- (Special)
Zion Grindle, 73 years old, R. R. 6, Terre Haute, died at his home at 11 o'clock Friday night.  Surviving are the wife, Marian; five daughters, Mrs. Lucy Miller, Mrs. Hilda Lemmons, and Mrs. Rosemary Boyce, all of Terre Haute; Mrs Hyla Johnson, Rockville, and Mrs. Rebecca Rogers, Brazil; two sons, Floyd at home, and Howard, Coalmont; one stepson, Carl Mace, R. R. 1, Rosedale, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Leather Bailey, Rolla, MO; two brothers, Seth Grindle, Terre Haute, and Anderson Grindle, Clinton: twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The body was brought to the Foley & Mattox Funeral Home here.
Terre Haute Tribune 12-16-1950

Curtis Burton Ervin
Curtis Burton Ervin, 74 years old, died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vivian Erney RR #6 of Terre Haute.  Surviviing are another daugher, Mrs. Alice McDonald of Indianapolis; three sons, Lynn Ervin of Shelbyville, Henry Ervin of Muncie and Claude Ervin of Evansville; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Hibbard of New Castle and Mrs. Hester Fowler of Hope;16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, The Rev. James Kelly officiation.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery.
Nov 17, 1952 Terre Haute Tribune

Jesse E. Hane
Jesse E. Hane, 1321 Ohio Street, died at the Hillcrest Hospital near Vincennes at 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening as a result of a long illness.  Survivors are one brother, Claude, Greencastle, one sister, Mrs. Rebekah Schneider, Terre Haute, and several nieces and nephews.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Burnett Cemetery, Burnett, IN
Terre Haute Tribune  Feb 15, 1953 Obituary

Effie M. (Helmstetler) Lowish
Mrs. Effie Lowish, 76 years old, Seelyville, died Nov 6, 1954 at 12:25 o'clock Saturday morning at the Barnard Nursing Home in St. Louis, MO.  She is survived by two grandsons, Max Lowish, Brentwood, Mo., and Richard Lowish, of South Carolina; two brothers, Herman Helmstetler, of North Dakota, and Russell Helmstetler, Phoenix, Ariz., and two sister, Mrs. Anna Swaim, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Ida Lewis, Clinton, The body will be brought to the Thomas Funeral Home.
Terre Haute Tribune Nov 6, 1954

Gregg D. Fuller
Clinton, IN., April 22--- (Special)  Gregg D. Fuller, 59 years old, of Carrollton, Ill, died at 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at  Union Hospital Terre Haute.  He is survived by the wife Mary Belle: three brothers, Paul of Clinton, and now working in Alaska; Duncan of Rockville and Clarence of California, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Belle Parker of St. Louis, MO.  The body was taken to the Frist Funeral Home and will later be taken to Carrollton, IL.
Terre Haute Tribune, April 22, 1957

Claude Elvis Hane
Claude E. Hane
Word has been received here of the death Wednesday night of Claude E. Hane 72 years old, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Don Termin at Ida, Mich., with who he and Mrs. Hane had been making their home for the past two years.  Prior to that he had resided at Burnett and Greencastle.  Surviving are the wife, Lena; three daughters, Mrs. Turpin; Mrs. Jack Davis, Greencastle, and Mrs. Glen Kandall, Alhambra CA; three sons, Delbert, Greencastle; Elvis, Brazil, and Lester Coatesville: 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  The body was brought to this city and taken to the Thomas Funeral Home.  Services will be held there at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon with burial in the cemetery at Burnett.
Terre Haute Tribune Obituary April 10, 1958

Dorothy C. Palmer
SERVICES MONDAY FOR TRAIN VICTIM NEAR SEELYVILLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy C. Palmer, 41, Seelyville who was killed instantly Friday when she was struck by an eastbound Pennsylvania passenger train near Seelyville, will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Frank M. Patrick J. Ryan funeral home.
Authorities reported Mrs. Palmer lost her life shortly after 2 o'clock Friday afternoon as she walked east along the Pennsylvania railroad tracks and failed to heed warning blasts from the train.  The body was carried on the front of the engine 705 feet.  The engineer was B. L. Modesitt 312 South Seventeenth street, and the conductor was J. C, Boland, 731 South Seventh Street.
5-16-1959 Terre Haute Tribune

Elizabeth M. (Brown) Latta
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Latta, 74 a resident of Seelyville, died at 8 o'clock Monday morning at her residence RR 5.  Surviving are one son, Gilbert of RR2, Brazil; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Cesinger of RR 5; one stepson, Manford Latta of West Terre Haute; one stepdaughter Miss Mary Latta; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Smith of RR 4 Brazil; Mrs. Nettie Mace of RR5 Terre Haute; Miss Pearl Brown of Brazil.  The body was taken to the Miller & Son Funeral Home in Brazil where friends may call from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
Monday Jun 27, 1960 Terre Haute Tribune

Seth Grindle
Seth Grindle, 95 years old, of 431 South Fifth Street, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday evening at the Laura and Rachel Rest Home.  The retired coal miner was a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Haman and Mrs. Lillian Holliday, both of Terre Haute; two sons, Hobart Grindle of Arizona, and Otto Grindle of Terre Haute; a brother, Anderson Grindle of Clinton: 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3.P.M. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Carson Spivey officiating.  Friends may call after 10 Wednesday morning.  Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
Note: full name is:Posetha M. "Seth" Grindle
Obit: Terre Haute Tribune 9-12-1961

Anderson F. Grindle
Clinton, Ind. Jan 18. (Special) - Anderson F. Grindle 81 years old, was found dead at his residence here Thursday morning.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the Frist Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery.
1-18-1963 Terre Haute Tribune

Anderson F. Grindle
Clinton, Ind. Jan 18. (Special) - Anderson F. Grindle 81 years old, was found dead at his residence here Thursday morning.  Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the Frist Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery.
Obit: Terre Haute Tribune Obituary Jan 18 1963

Maud A. Latta
Miss Maud A. Latta, 83 years old, of Seelyville, IN died at her residence at 10:10 a.m. Saturday.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lena Killian of Seelyville; one brother Clifford of Seelyville; three nieces and one nephew.  The body was taken to the Bedino Peace Chapel where services are pending.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Sept 9, 1963

William Clarence Latta
William Clarence "Jumbo" Latta, 83 years old, of Seelyville, died Wednesday morning at Union Hospital.  Surviving are one brother, Clifford of RR5 and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Killion and Miss Maude Latta, of Seelyville; three nieces and one nephew.  Services will be at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Bedino Peace Chapel.  The Rev. J. L. Tankersley will officiate and burial will be in the Clearview Cemetery. Friends may call.
Terre Haute Tribune Apr 25, 1963

Noah D. Mosteller
Brazil, Ind (Special)
Noah D. Mosteller, 81, 310 W. Blaine St., died at 12:13 a.m. Wednesday in the Clay County Hospital.  He was a retired Clay Worker.  He is survived by the widow, Vivian; four brothers, Homer, Indianapolis; Ralph Terre Haute; Roy, Carbon, Ind; and Delbert, Crossville, Ala; three sisters: Mrs Myrtle Smith Brazil, and Mrs. Grace Payne, Florida.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Miller and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred Snow officiating.  Burial will be in Calcutta Cemtery.  Friends may call.
Terre Haute Tribune Obituary April 10, 1969

Tressie (Latta) Modesitt
Mrs. Tressie Modesitt, 81, of Seelyville died early Thursday morning at the Union Hospital. She is survived by one son, Melvin of Seelyville; three daughters, Mrs Marjorie Row of Chicago, Mrs Mardell Snyder of Brazil and Mrs Golden Erdle of Seelyville, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Gillis Memory Chapel with the Rev E Feltner will be officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Tressie Modesitt was the daughter of William Alfred(Albert) Latta & Louvina Trueblood. She was born. 09 Jun 1885 Clay Co., IN d. 16 Feb 1967 Vigo Co., IN They were married 09 Aug 1905 Vigo Co., IN by Justice of the Peace, Wm P. Bennett.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune

Mary Ellen (Mosteller) Wells
Mrs. Mary E. Wells, 84,  2 North Ridge Drive, Danville, IN and formerly of Terre Haute died Saturday in Hendricks County Hospital.  She was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church in Terre Haute.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nina Linnaberry, Danville, and two sons, John of Brazil and Lester of Emerson, N.J.
March 14, 1971- Terre Haute Tribune

Anna M. (Novotney) Van Vactor
Mrs. Anna M. Van Vactor
Services for Mrs. Anna M. Van Vactor 61, Route 52, Terre Haute, who died 3:15 a.m. Saturday in Union Hospital, are pending at Callahan Funeral Home.  She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Surviving are the husband Charles; a son Fred P. Forest Park, Ill.; four brothers, Paul Novotney, Seelyville, Ed Novotney, Route 2 Brazil; Albert Novotney, Lapeer, Mich; Frank Novotney, Pontiac, Mich; a sister, Mrs. Helen Irclave, Rochester, Mich; several nieces and nephews.
Terre Haute Tribune Saturday Feb 18, 1978

Ralph Herman Snyder
Brazil- Ralph Herman Snyder, 73, of Route 12, Brazil, died at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday in Union Hospital. He was born April 16, 1917 in  Clay County to Edward Snyder and Hallie Johnson Snyder.  He was a salesman for the Cromwell Furniture Co., and retired from the Clay County Highway Department in 1978.  He is survived by his wife, Mardell Modesitt Snyder; two daughters Barbara McQueen of Marshall, Ill; and Sharon Crist of Terre Haute; one son, Ralph Snyder of Brazil; and 11 grandchildren.  Services are 2 p.m. Saturday in Miller and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev Tom Norris, officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Visitatiion is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday
Newspaper: 9-14-1980 Terre Haute Tribune

Russell C. Van Vactor
Services for Russell C. Van Vactor, 66, Seelyville, who was pronounced dead on arrival at 6:20 p.m.. Tuesday at Union Hospital, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Bedino Seelyville Chapel with the Rev. Fred Ash officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Soldier's Circle with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion and Disable Veterans.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today.  He was a stationery engineer at Wabash Fibre Box Co and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Muriel D.;  one daughter, Renee Drake, Terre Haute, fours sons, Paul E. Wells, Sr., Brazil; Charles F. Van Vactor, Seelyville; Joseph VanVactor, Terre Haute; William A. VanVactor, Terre Haute, Scottsburg; five sisters, Ruth Hoare and Audrey Philips, both of Terre Haute; Lois Boyll, Centralia, IL; Helen Hunt, Oakland City; Eva Spence, Wappapello, Mo; three brothers, Ben of New York; John and Charles L. both of Terre Haute, and 17 grandchildren.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 27 Jan 1981

Charles R. Van Vactor
Charles R. Van Vactor, 72, 2044 N. 10th St., died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Meadown Manor North.  He was a retired Motor freight Corp employee and farmer.  He was born Jan 11, 1912 in North Dakota to John and bertha Helmstetler Van Vactor.  HIs wife Anna, died in 1978.  Survivors include a son, Fred Forest Park, Ill; five sisters, Ruth Hoard and Audrey Phillips both of Terre Haute, Eva Spence Wapapilio. MO., Helen Hunt, Oakland City, and Lois Boyll, Centralia, Ill, and a brother John, Rosedale. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Seelyville, Vigo Co., IN Vigo County Milk Producers Association and Vigo County Farm Bureau.  Services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Callahan Funeral Home East Chapel, followed by Mass of Resurrectiion at 10 in Holy Rosary Church with Father Bill Turner officiating.  Burial is in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today.
Tuesday, March 6, 1984 Terre Haute Tribune

Edgar Smith
HYMERA Edgar Smith, 83,  Hymera, died at 4:35 p.m. Friday in Mary Sherman Hospital Sullivan.  He was a retired coal miner.  He was born Aug 10, 1901 in Fontanet to Squire Smith and Sarah Fuller Smith.  Survivors include his wife, Jennie, Hymera; one daughters, Mary Lou Sweet, Shelbourne; one son, Russell "Gene", Route 23 Terre Haute, three grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was a member of Hymera Lodge 588 F& AM, Hymera Ruritan Club and Hymera Baptist Church.  Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in McHugh Hymera Chapel, with the Rev. Norman Jett officiating. Burial is in K of P Cemetery.  Visitation is after 2 p.m. Sunday with Masonic services at 7.
Terre Haute Tribune, Jul 20, 1985

Benjamin H. Van Vactor
Obit: May 15, 1987, Terre Haute Star
Ben H. Van Vactor Warsaw, New York 
Ben H. Van Vactor 74, 118 N. Main St., died Wednesday afternoon in a Warsaw hospital after a prolonged illness.  He was born, raised and educated in Vigo County.  After graduating from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1928 he left Terre Haute to work for General Electric in Shenectady, NY, Survivors include two brothers, Charles, Terre Haute, and John, Rosedale; five sisters, Ruth Hoare and Audrey Phillips, Terre Haute, Eva Spence, Wappapello, Mo, Helen Hunt , Oakland City, IN., and Lois Boyll Centralia, Illinois; and several cousins.  Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carmen Funeral Home, Flatwood KY.  Burial will be in Ashland, KY  Visitation is scheduled for Friday afternoon.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Star

Melvin R. Modesitt
Melvin R. Modesitt, 75, of Seelyville died at 6:40 a.m. Thursday in Union Hospital.  He retired in 1976 from Stran Steel Corp.  He was born Sept 22, 1912 in Terre Haute to Clarence Modesitt and Tressie Latta Modesitt.  Surviviors include his wife, Edith Myers Modesitt; one daughter Wanda Taylor of Seelyville; three sisters, Majorie Rowe of Springfield, Illinois; Mardell Snyder of Brazil and Golden Erdle of Terre Haute; and one grandson.  Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in Callahan East Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Norris officiating.  Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Obituary 6-3-1988 Terre Haute Tribune Star

Mardell F. Snyder
Brazil -- Mardell F. Snyder, 86, of Brazil died at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, in Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She had been ill since suffering a stroke during by-pass surgery on Aug. 22, 2001, and had been a patient for the past two months in Royal Oaks Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 21, 1914, in Terre Haute to Clarence Modesitt and Tresse Latta Modesitt. Her husband, Ralph H. Snyder, whom she married Jan. 14, 1935, died Sept. 13, 1989. Survivors include one son, Ralph G. Snyder and his wife Janet of Brazil; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara A. and Tom McQueen of Marshall, Ill., and Sharon and Frank Crist of West Terre Haute; one sister and brother-in-law, Golden and Joe Erdle of Terre Haute; 11 grandchildren, Lisa Serletic, Tim McQueen, Angela McQueen, Jessica McQueen, Jennifer Krockenberger, Don McShanog, Janette Tisdale, Frank Crist, Kevin Crist, Adam Crist and Lauren Crist; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one cousin. She also was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, two sisters and two brothers. She attended Seelyvile grade school and Glenn High School. She was a member of Seelyville Wesleyn Church and was very active in the Glenn Center for Senior Citizens organization. She helped with Bible study classes, cooked and carried in meals for senior citizens. She enjoyed gardening, canning her vegetables, quilting, and feeding and watching birds. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in Miller Memorial chapel, with the Rev. Verity Jones of Central Christian Church in Terre Haute officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and before services Thursday
Newspaper: Tribune

Ruth A. (Van Vactor) Hoare
Ruth A. Hoare, 90, of Terre Haute died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Meadows Manor North Retirement & Convalescent Center. She was the former owner of Famous Brand Shoes and was a  teacher in several locations. She was born Jan. 15, 1909, in North Dakota to John Fredrick VanVactor and Bertha Pearl Helmstetler VanVactor.
Her first husband, James B. Hadley, died in 1938; and her second husband, Herman W. Hoare, died in 1985. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Janet R. and Berlyn Perkins of Terre Haute; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary K. and Joyce Hoare of Terre Haute; seven grandchildren, Kim Perkins Boudreaux, Jeffrey K. Perkins, Jay Hadley  Perkins, Matthew K. Hoare, John O. James, Jeana L. Graham and Janeece I. Stringer; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Audrey Phillips, Eva Spence, Helen Hunt and Lois Boyll; four brothers, Ben VanVactor, Charles VanVactor, Russell VanVactor and John VanVactor; and one grandson, Ryan William Hoare. She was a 1925 graduate of Glenn High
School, a graduate of Indiana State Normal, a member of Maple Avenue
United Methodist Church, a member and past president of United   Methodist Women, Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, Vigo County Business &
 Professional Women's Club and the Meadow Larks at Meadows Manor North. She was a member of R.S.V.P., Catherine Hamilton Mental Health Center, YWCA, AARP, and was a past board member of Foster Grandparents Association. Services are 11 a.m. Monday in The Callahan Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jeffery K. Perkins, Jay Hadley Perkins, Matthew K. Hoare, Keith Hunt, Pat Boyll and Charles VanVactor.   Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Unknown Paper 1999

Edith M. Modesitt
Edith M. Modesitt, 82, of Terre Haute died at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Westridge Healthcare Center. She was a lifelong homemaker. She was born May 5, 1921, in Vigo County to Edward Myers and Emma Shorter Myers. Her husband, Melvin Modesitt, died in 1988. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Taylor of Seelyville; one grandson, Paul Godsey and his wife, Suzanne; and one great-grandson, Landon Godsey. She attended Wesleyan Church in Seelyville and was a member of Wabash Senior Citizens and Glenn Civic Center. Services are 10 a.m. Friday in Callahan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bobby Slagle officiating. Burial is in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. today.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune

Rev. John Frederick Van Vactor III
Obit: Rev. John Frederick VanVactor III
The Rev. John Frederick VanVactor III, 57, of Terre Haute, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in his residence. He was a minister in the United Methodist and United Church of Christ parishes for over 30 years. He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Terre Haute to John F. VanVactor II and Reva Maxine King VanVactor. He is survived by one daughter, Charlotte VanVactor of Duluth, Minn.; one son, David VanVactor of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Emma Katherine VanVactor-Lee and Simon Dean VanVactor-Lee of Duluth; his mother, Maxine VanVactor of Terre Haute; his sister, Judy VanVactor of Elgin, Ill.; his former spouse Joyce Dean, of Dayton, Ohio; nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends. He was a bright and inquisitive child who showed an early gift for making friends. He carried his relationship building skills into his adult life serving effectively as a minister. He was a graduate of Indiana State University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University. He was active in a wide variety of national and community organizations and was recognized as a talented preacher. He was not a stranger to the stage and enjoyed both acting and directing. His many friends saw him as a creative change agent always pushing the boundaries to open paths for peace and justice. His deepest desire was to participate in creating a world of beauty and harmony. His life will be celebrated in Central Christian Church at 6 p.m. on July 18. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Central Christian Church, 4950 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47803, where a fund is established in his memory. DeBaun Funeral Homes assisted with arrangements.
Terre Haute Tribune

Dennis L. Latta
Dennis L. Latta, 90, of Seelyville passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at 2:10 a.m., at his residence, following a short battle with cancer. He was born at home in Seelyville on Nov. 29, 1915. He would live in this same house, except for a short time, for the rest of his life. He was the only son of Rose Schlatter Latta and Clifford Latta. He attended Glenn High School and was faithful to the annual Glenn reunions until last year.
His parents started a tourist cottage business in the 1920s and Dennis continued in the business. In time the Lattas? owned and operated a restaurant, gas station and tourist court on the Old National Road that became a landmark. Many notable people stopped in over the years to stay all night or to eat lunch at the restaurant. Tom Mix, Joe Lewis, Louie Myers, the famous race car drive George Earnshaw, and Duke Ellington all came by at one time or another.
Dennis Latta continued this business and eventually built a modern motel, which later was converted into apartments and a Mobile Home Park. His property was always known for its park-like appearance. He was a contractor and built many of his buildings and other improvements. He would proudly point out the thousands of tons of Bedford Stone that he had laid. From a very early age he was gifted mechanically. As a teenager he even built his own car. This was to get him in trouble with his father when he painted his car and his new shoes the same color yellow.
Dennis was unique in his ability to conceptualize how things looked and worked. If he could see it he probably could build it. As a young man he painted with oil and canvas. He also purchased his first camera and dark room enlarger and equipment. This hobby was to be his for a lifetime. For over 35 years he was a member of the Terre Haute Camera Club, and was also a member of the Parke County Camera Club. He became known as an accomplished local and regional photographer entering and winning many salon photographic contests. For years he was active in the Manufactured Housing Association and was past president. He was fascinated with bees and throughout his life always had several hives. He always liked animals and owned horses for a time, and obtained a federal permit to raise wild ducks and geese. He was a member of the Terre Haute Audubon Society, all the birds and squirrels loved his feeders. Later in life he became an avid gardener. The great love of his life was his home and business in Seelyville.
In 1973 he married Dr. Lois Coulson and over the years they enjoyed many trips together.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Latta; sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis J. and Mary K. Latta of Vincennes, Martin C. and Denise Latta of Terre Haute; daughter and son-in-law, Orbie R. and Donald Bryan of Rockville; and numerous grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at French Funeral Home, in Brazil, with his son, the Rev. Dennis Latta officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.. at the funeral home, and prior to services on Friday.
The Tribune-Star August 08, 2006 11:51 pm    

Susan Ferran Grindle
Susan Ferran Grindle, 65 years old, died at the family home on R. R. 4, Terre Haute, Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock.  She is survived by the husband, Herman Grindle; five daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Piety of  Chicago, Mrs. Leona Miller of Rosedale, Mrs. Lucinda Hatley of R. R. 4, Mrs. Martha Jackson of R. R. 4, and Mrs. Ellen Beard of R. R. 4; three sons, Smith, Marlowe and Bart Grindle of R. R. 5; 34 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Angsteadt of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Hannah Chatran of Sapulpa, OKla; three brothers, James, Martin and Elijah Ferran, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune

Seth Grindle
Seth Grindle, 95 years old, of 431 South Fifth Street, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday  (Sept 11, 1961) evening at the Laura and Rachel Rest Home.  The retired coal miner was a member of the Church of Christ.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Haman and Mrs. Lillian Holliday, both of Terre Haute; two sons, Hobart Grindle of Arizona, and Otto Grindle of Terre Haute; a brother, Anderson Grindle of Clinton: 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 3.P.M. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Carson Spivey officiating.  Friends may call after 10 Wednesday morning.  Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.
Terre Haute Tribune 9-12-1961

Mrs. Frances Grindle
Mrs. Frances Grindle, 75 years old, died at 3:20 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home, 2601 North Fourteenth Street.  She was a member of the Pentecost Church. Surviving are the husband, Seth, a son, Carl Miller of Terre Haute: a brother, George Beard of Terre Haute, and a half brother, Harry Jones of Terre Haute.  The body was taken to the H. P. Martin Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Pentecost Church, Second and Idaho streets.  Burial will be in the Durham Cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune 12-27-1947

 Lewis Allen Mooris
Fontanet, Indiana, April 7--- Special--
Lewis Allen Mooris, 84 years old, died at the home of a daughter Mrs. Laura Southerland, 2501 North Twenty-eighth street, Terre Haute, IN at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning.  Surviving are one other daughter Feba Smith, Staunton; a son, Nelson Morris, Rosedale; a brother Harry Morris, Cloverland; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren,  The body was taken to the Foley and Mattox Funeral Home at Fontanet and will be returned to the daughter's residence in Terre Haute at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Funeral services will held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Seelyville Methodist Church.   Burial will be in Cloverland Cemetery.
Terre Haute Tribune April 8, 1951

Mrs. Flora Hudson
Mrs. Flora J. Hudson, 68 years old, died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night at the residence at stop 19 on the Seelyville interurban line.  She is survived by the husband, George W. Hudson; two sons, Claude, of Seelyville, and Bert Hudson, of Terre Haute; five daughters, Mrs. Lula Shepherd and Mrs. Iva Hyde, of Clinton: Mrs. Martha Bowers, of Terre Haute; Mrs. Marie Phillips, at home, and Mrs. Ethel Marcinko, of Seelyville; two brothers, Lewis Morris, of Seelyville, and Ed Morris, of Brazil, and eight grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist church at Seelyville.  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 9 o'clock Sunday morning, with services at 10 o'clock at the Cloverland M.E. church. Interment will be made at Highland Lawn cemetery.
Jan 16, 1931,  page 2/Terre Haute Tribune - Obituary

Ernest 'Newt' Ray Price
Monday, May 4, 2009
Ernest 'Newt' Ray Price, 89, Brazil, died May 3, 2009, at 10 a.m., at his residence.
He had been ill for the past three years.
He was born July 25, 1919, in southern Vigo County, the son of Herbert W. Price and Mae Ann Etchison Price.
He graduated from Blackhawk High School.
He was a machinist for Prox and Company and also for Twigg Industry.
He later enjoyed work as a farmer and he owned and operated Prices' Campground for more than 13 years. Following retirement, he moved to Brazil.
Ernie enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and dancing. He had been an active member of the Blackhawk Lion Club. He was also known to play Euchre with family into the wee hours of the morning. He also enjoyed traveling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Winifred Knight Price, his second wife Josephine Frye Price, brothers Theodore Price and Bertrand Price, sisters Thelma Morris and Maxine Brown, stepsons Larry Frye and Bill Frye, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include stepson and daughter-in-law Mike and Melody Frye, Brazil, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and other extended family.
A memorial service will take place Friday, at 7 p.m., at French Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. At his request, cremation was chosen.
INFO From : French Funeral Home Monday, May 4, 2009

Samuel McKeen
Terre Haute Ind. July 2 Samuel McKeen aged 72 years died Wednesday of jaundice with which he was attacked while in Kentucky recently as president of the Kentucky Lumber Co., which has mills in Williamsburg and Burnside He was a brother of W.R. McKeen president of the Vandalia Railroad
Washington Democrat 7-2-1903
Submitters Name: Erica Beatty

Mrs. Mary A. Hinton, 82 years old, died at 8:30 o'clcok Saturday evening at St. Anthony's Hospital.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Grace Moorhead, Mrs. Gertrude Petzold, and Mrs. Helen Kintz; one sister, Mrs. Rose A. Higley of Oakland, Calif. and two granddaughters.  The body was taken to the P.J. Ryan and Sons Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, with requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Benedict's church.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.  The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Monday evening at the funeral home [Terre Haute Tribune, June 16, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]
 
John William Martin
Funeral services for John William Martin, 89 years old, former Terre Haute resident who died at Kalamazzo, Mich, Saturday morning, will be held at the Gillis Memory Chapel at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon with Rev. A.J. Esperson officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Lawn cemetery.  The body will arrive in Terre Haute at 6 o'clock Monday evening and will be taken to the Gills Memory Chapel, where friends may call.  Mrs. Martin will be at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Sharp, 923 North 8th street. [Terre Haute Tribune, June 16, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]
 
John W. Losh
John W. Losh, 65 years old, died at 10:10 o'clock Sunday evening at the residence, 1830 South Third street.  Surviving are the widow Elizabeth' on daughter, Mrs. Forest Murphy and one son, John W. Losh Jr.  The body was taken to the P.J. Ryan and Sons Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, with requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Margaret-Mary's church.  Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.  The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Tuesday night at the Ryan chapel. [Terre Haute Tribune, June 16, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]
 
William P. Coakley
William P. Coakley, 17 years old, 1633 Sixth avenue, died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  He is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coakley, two brothers, Thomas and Edward; one sister, Anna May and several aunts and uncles.  The body was removed to the Callahan Funer Home where services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with requiem mass at St. Ann's church at 10 o'clock.  Interment will be made at Catholic cemetery in Brazil. [Terre Haute Tribune, June 15, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]
 
Otto Grogan
Otto Grogan, ?3 years old, died at 7:30 o'clock Friday eveninga t the residence, R.R. 3, Terre Haute.  Surviving are one son Joseph W. Grogan of Indianapolis and one daughter, Myrtle Herless of Canton, O.  The body was taken to the Callahan Funeral Home, where services will be held at 7:30 o'clcok Tuesday morning, with requiem mass at 8 o'clock at St. Margaret Mary's church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  [Terre Haute Tribune, June 15, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]
 
Miss Margaret C. Bierck
Funeral services for Miss Margaret C. Bierck, who died at her home, 607 South Seventeenth street, Friday afternoon, will be held from the P.J. Ryan and Sons Funeral Home at 9 o'clock Monday morning.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Madison, Ind., Monday afternoon.  The decedent is survived by two brothers, William and Louis Bierck; one sister, Miss Carolyn Bierck, as well as several nieces and nephews.  [Terre Haute Tribune, June 15, 1941 - Sub. by K.T.]

Name of Deceased: Cookery, G. F., Mrs.
Obit: NALS 20 Sep 1872 p4 c4: Our Indiana Exchanges - The estimable wife of Col. G. F. Cookerly died at the family residence at Terre Haute on Tuesday. She was 51 years of age, 40 of which were passed in Terre Haute.
Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

Martha Kazarah (McFarland )Haase
Mrs. Martha Kazarah Haase, 64 years old, died Saturday afternoon , 26 Dec 1918, at 12:10 o'clock at the home of her son at Catlin, Parke Co.,  Ind., following a lingering illness of tuberculosis. She is survived by the husband, George; four sons, Roscoe, of Burnett, Indiana; Frank of Laventa, California; Theodore, of North Terre Haute, and Deffern, of Catlin, and five daughters, Mrs George Killion, of North Terre Haute; Mrs. O.E. Schroeder, of San Francisco, California; Mrs. F.O. Sparks, of Terre Haute; Mrs. J. E. Seebold, of LaSalle, Illinois, and Miss Beulah
Haase, of Catlin. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Rosedale M. E. Church
and burial will be at Doty Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

Raymond Haase
Raymond Haase, 67, of Fairview Park, died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday at Vermillion County Hospital following an extended illness. He was a member of the Dana Baptist Church. Survivors are the wife, Minnie Ola; four sons, Robert J., of Terre Haute; Donald R., Fairview Park; Franklin of Danville, and William, of Terre Haute; a brother, Earl, of RR 3, Clinton; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Scott, RR 1, Troy, Ill.; Mrs. Louise Phillips, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Marian Thompson, Terre Haute; 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Frist Funeral Home in Clinton, and burial will be in Walnut Grove cemetery. Friends may call afternoon
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Clinton, Ind., July 15, 1965
Contributed by Muriel White

William Roscoe Haase
William Roscoe Haase, 80 years old, died at his residence in Burnett at 5:32 o'clock , 23 Jan 1954, Saturday afternoon. Survivors are the widow, Edna; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Barkett, Terre Haute; Mrs. Lawrence Shelton, R. R. 1, Brazil; Mrs. John Morrow, R. R. 7, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Herschel Cress, R. R. 6, Terre Haute; four sons, Carson, Thomas, William and Donald Haase, all of Terre Haute, R. R. 6; three brothers, Theodore, North Terre Haute; Frank, Los Angeles, and Ray D., Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Fabold, Los Angeles, and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home.
William Roscoe Haase, 80 years old, died at his residence in Burnett at 5:32 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Survivors are the widow, Edna; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Barkett, Terre Haute; Mrs. Lawrence Shelton, R. R. 1, Brazil; Mrs. John Morrow, R. R. 7, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Herschel Cress, R. R. 6, Terre Haute; four sons, Carson, Thomas, William and Donald Haase, all of Terre Haute, R. R. 6; three brothers, Theodore, North Terre Haute; Frank, Los Angeles, and Ray D., Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Fabold, Los Angeles, and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral Home.
Residence: 1916, Burnett, Vigo County, Indiana
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: January 24, 1954
More About William Roscoe Haase:
Burial: January 1954, Burnett Cemetery, Burnett, Vigo County, Indiana
Census: 1920, Otter Creek Twsp., Vigo County, Indiana
Fact: 1920, Grant Road or Burnett Road- Census sheet address.
Funeral: January 1954, Thomas Funeral Home (Source: Obituary.)
Obituary: January 24, 1954, Obtained-Terre Haute Star
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs. Edna Haase
Mrs. Edna Haase, 82, RR 6, died at the residence at 8 o'clock Saturday night. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John Burkett, Mrs. Lawrence Shelton and Mrs. John Morrow, all of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Hershell Cress, Charlestown, Ind,; four sons, Carson, Thomas, William and Donald, and one brother, Clay Doty, all of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Hane, Greencastle; Mrs. Virgie Sexton, Oakland City, and Mrs. Delphi Lake, Fontanet, 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was a charter member of the Burnett Methodist Church. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home
Newspaper: Tribune  Date: October 7, 1962
Contributed by Muriel White

Rex G. Killion
Rex Godfrey Killion, 72, 1930 Washington Avenue., died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Anthony Hospital.  He and his wife, Iva, operated a grocery store here for 30 years.  Surviving are the widow; two sons, Everett, Terre Haute, and Herschel, Berwyn, Ill; a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Sidenbender, Terre Haute, a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Steuerwald, Centerpoint, a brother, Reanis, Bowling Green, IN., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ball-Porter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Orville Moore officiating.  Burial will be in Roselawn memorial Park.  Friends may call.
Newspaper: The Tribune, Terre Haute, IN Monday Dec 6, 1971
Contributed by Muriel White

Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters, 38 years old, died at 5:15 Thursday morning of double pneumonia, at his residence, 623 South Ninth Street, West Terre Haute, IN.  Mr. Peters had been ill since last Friday.  Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Josephine Peters, and seven chnildren, Mrs. Lennie Alcon, Fred, Nelliem, Ernest, Clarence, Arthur and Edna; his mother, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Malinda Peters, Marshall, Ill; Mrs. May White, clinton, Ind., and Samuel Peters, also of Clinton.  The funeral will be held from the residnece Friday at 2 o'clock with burial in Bethesda cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Obit: Ellis Peters 6-3-1920 Thursday
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs. Josephine (Humphrey) Mosteller
Mrs. Josephine Humphrey Mosteller, 83, years old, died at 12:45 o'clock Monday morning , 13 Dec 1943, at the residence 1626 North Twenty-sixth street.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edna Eddington of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Chloea Phipps at  home; one son, Clifford Humphrey, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Thomas Funeral home pending completion of funeral arrangements
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Obituary Dec 14, 1943
Contributed by Muriel White

Joseph Mosteller Jr.
Joseph Mosteller 85 years old, died at the residence at Seelyville Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Josephine Mosteller, and brother, Silas Mosteller.  The body was brought to Thomas funeral home from where the funeral will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock  with burial in the Cloverdale cemetery
Newspaper: Sept 4, 1930, Terre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

John Franklin Mosteller
John Mosteller, 76 years old, died at 12:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Wells on R. R. 1, Brazil. Besides Mrs. Wells, he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Carrie Doyle of Clinton; two sons Guy of this city and James of North Terre Haute; a sister Mrs. Etta Fread of Terre Haute;11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.The body was brought to the Thomas funeral home and returned to the daughter's residence Thursday. Funeral services will be held there at 11 o'clock Friday morning with Burial in Sulphur Springs Cemetery.
Newspaper: Tribune page 2 Thursday 2 July 1936
Contributed by Muriel White

Betty Mae (Cesinger) Leachman
Betty Mae Leachman, 82, of Terre Haute, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Union Hospital. She retired from Quaker Maid after 33 years of employment. She was born March 28, 1922, in Vigo County to Matthew Cesinger and Ina Lowish Cesinger. Her husband of 60 years, Russell W. Leachman, died July 10, 2001. Survivors include four daughters, Roberta Fox and her husband Joe of Riley, Freda Cornett and her husband Harry of Terre Haute, Pauline McIntee and her husband Roy of Redwood City, Calif., and Julia Hayes Dupree of Acton, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Cesinger and Dorothy Cesinger, both of Terre Haute; several nieces and nephews; her dog, Tippy; and several good neighbors. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and six brothers, Virgil, Bill, Tub, Buz, Kenny and Ronald Cesinger. She was a 1939 graduate of Glenn High School, a member of Riley American Legion Post 328, a member of Lawton-Byrum Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 Auxiliary and a member of the Wabash Valley Sewing Connection. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, water skiing and fishing, and she played the mandolin. Services are 8 p.m. Sunday in Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave., with the Rev. Mark Grayless officiating. Private burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to Area 7 Agency on Aging, 1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807.
Adjustment to obituary-Servies were Sunday, June 13, 2004.  Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Newspaper: Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

Eddy L. Kassis
Eddy L. Kassis, 81 of 1568 S. 19th St., died at 3 a.m. Sunday in his residence.  He was last employed as an investigator for Terre Haute Sewage Disposal Works.  He was born April 10, 1906, in Terre Haute to Samual Kassis and Mable Korey Kassis.  Survivors include his wife, Maxine Corbin Kassis; three sisters, Mable Barnett of Terre Haute, Helen Malone of Farmersburg, and Sadie Peak of Chicago, IL; several nieces and nephews.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a bartender for more than 35 years locally including at Pick of Terre Haute, Copper Penny bar in the former Deming Hotel and Club Seventy.  He was a member of Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union 504, American Legion Post 104, Voiture 40 and 8 and Silent Men's Club.  Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in DeBaun Funeral Home with Post 104 officiating.  Burial with full military graveside rites by Post 104.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Newspaper: Trib-Star Terre Haute, IN Monday June 29, 1987
Contributed by Muriel White

Mary Ruth Skelly Moorehead
Mary Ruth Skelly Moorehead, 79, Countryside Nursing Home, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday in her residence.  She worked for 19 years at the former Home Packing Co.  She was born 21 April, 1906, in Vigo County to John Skelly and Dora Baylor Skelly.  Her husband, Kit Carson Moorehead, died earlier.  Survivors include two daughters, Mary Morris, Terre Haute, and Louise Bratton, Pasadena, Calif; four brothers, Delbert Skelly, and Rav Skelly both of Terre Haute, Harry Skelly, West Union, Ill., and Leo Skelly, Farmersburg; four sisters, Della Rayhel, Jennie Witherspoon, Bonnie Conner and Catherine Cook, all of Terre Haute; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in Thomas Funeral Home, with the Rev, Kevin Morris officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Newspaper: Trib-Star, Terre Haute Tuesday, Jan 28, 1986
Contributed by Muriel White

Russell W. Leachman
Russell W. Leachman, 83, of Terre Haute died at 3:15  p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in Meadows Manor North Retirement & Convalescent Center.  He was retired from Civil service, and from General Housewares as an operator.  He was born Sept 18, 1917, in Vigo County to Richard Leachman and Charlotte Knapper Leachman,  Survivors include his wife, Betty Cesinger Leachman; one brother Charles Leachman of Michigan; one sister, Ruth Huston of  Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, William Leachman, Orville Leachman, Otis Leachman, Elliott Leachman, Melvin Leachman, and John Leachman.  He was an Army Veteran of World War II, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 and American Legion Post 328.  Services are 11 a.m. Friday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Herb officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park, with graveside military rites by VFW Post 972.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Newspaper:  7-12-2001 Terre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

Bonnie M. House
Bonnie M. House, 80 of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Terre Haute died Saturday evening March 2, 1996 in her residence.  She was born Feb 4, 1916 in Terre Haute to Walter Stephens and Nettie Morehead Stephens.  Her husband, Clarence House died in 1969.  Survivors include three daughters, Betty Cass of Nokomis, Fla; Patricia Fleschner of Hymera, and Linda Rector of Venice; one son-in-law, George Rector of Venice; five grandchildren, Cindy Brown, Stephen Cass, Clarence "Sam" Fleschner, David Cass, and Georgia Rector; eleven great-grandchildren.  Shannon Brown, Katie Cass, Laura Cass, Nicci Cass, Heather Cass; Julyen Cass, Madeline Cass, Emmagene Cass and Caleb Fleschner; two stepgrandchildren; and several nephews and nieces including Judith Cleveland.  She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Terre Haute and Mother Church of Boston, Mass. 
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S 25th St., with Reader Elizabeth Brown officiating.  Burial is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Newspaper: Terrre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

Lucretia L. (Loveall ) Fuller
Mrs. Lucretia Fuller, 85 years old, died Monday night at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Smith, 2004 North Fourteenth Street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eliza Mosteller, Mrs. Sarah Smith, and Mrs. Lucinda Smith, and two sons, George Fuller of Rockville, IN., and James Crabb of Fontanet, Ind.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence and at Sulpher Springs church at 11 followed by interment in the church graveyard.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 1-16-1917
Contributed by Muriel White

Lucretia L. (Loveall ) Fuller
Mrs. Lucretia Fuller, 85 years old, died Monday night at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Smith, 2004 North Fourteenth Street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eliza Mosteller, Mrs. Sarah Smith, and Mrs. Lucinda Smith, and two sons, George Fuller of Rockville, IN., and James Crabb of Fontanet, Ind.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence and at Sulpher Springs church at 11 followed by interment in the church graveyard.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 1-16-1917
Contributed by Muriel White

Mary Esther (Peterson) Mann
Fontanet, Ind., Dec 3,--- Special
Services for Mrs. Mary Esther Mann, 71 years old, a life long resident, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Church of Christ in Sulphur Springs.  Burial will follow in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mattox Funeral Home.  The Rev. Bob Dunkan will officiate.
Note:Wife of Carl Raymond Mann
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune, Dec 3, 1959 Obituary
Contributed by Muriel White

Carl R. Mann
Fonanet, Ind., March 30.-- Carl R. Mann, 60 years old, died at his residence here at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. He is survived by the widow, Esther; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Rohrbaugh of Wapakoneta, OH; four sons, Arthur of Greencastle, Howard and William of Fontanet and Maurice of the U. S. Marines; four brothers, Henry, Clarence and Ernest, all of Terre Haute and Roy of Fontanet, and six grandchildren. The body was brought to the Foley Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held from the Sulphur Springs church at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with burial in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 03/30/1943
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs. Mary E. (Suits) Mann
Mrs. Mary E. Mann, 80 years old, died at her residence in West Terre Haute, Tuesday after a long illness.  She is survived by three sons, John and Frank of West Terre Haute; William Mann of Terre Haute; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Harris of West Terre Haute, Mrs. Flossie Jackson of Danville, IL,and Mrs. Josie Van Hook of Coal Bluff, Ind.  Funeral services will be held at the residence, Third and Riggy avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.
Note: wife of Richard H. Mann; daughter of Henry Suits & Euphemia Wiley
Newspaper: Wednesday Jan 2, 1929 Terre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

William R. Mann
William R. Mann, 78 years old, died early Friday morning at his residence, 120 North Twelfth Street.  He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Mann of Terre Haute, and Charles W. Mann of Fort Pierce, Fla; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Reid of Springfield, Ill, Mrs. Wilma House of Grand Rapids, Mich, and Mrs. Olive Shanklin of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Jackson of Danville, Ill; Mrs. Lillian Lettiller of St. Petersburg, FLa, and two brothers, John Mann of Terre Haute, and Frank Mann of West Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Gillis Memory Chapel where services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Nov 12, 1949 Obituary
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs Hazel A. ( Geisser) Mann
Services for Mrs. Hazel A. Mann, 72, 152 Dreiser Square, who died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Terre Haute Regional Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cross Funeral Home, with Dr. John Chironna officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.  Surviving are two sons, Kenneth L., Terre Haute, and Bill, Willinboro, N.J.; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Alfred, Hendersonville, Tenn., Mrs. Jane Hurt, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ruth Griffin, Clinton, Ill., 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Newspaper: Tribune Star, March 14, 1979
Contributed by Muriel White

Lucretia L. (Loveall ) Fuller
Mrs. Lucretia Fuller, 85 years old, died Monday night at 9 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucinda Smith, 2004 North Fourteenth Street. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Eliza Mosteller, Mrs. Sarah Smith, and Mrs. Lucinda Smith, and two sons, George Fuller of Rockville, IN., and James Crabb of Fontanet, Ind.  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence and at Sulpher Springs church at 11 followed by interment in the church graveyard.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 1-16-1917
Contributed by Muriel White

Mary Esther (Peterson) Mann
Fontanet, Ind., Dec 3,--- Special
Services for Mrs. Mary Esther Mann, 71 years old, a life long resident, who died Tuesday, will be at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Church of Christ in Sulphur Springs.  Burial will follow in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mattox Funeral Home.  The Rev. Bob Dunkan will officiate.
Note:Wife of Carl Raymond Mann
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune, Dec 3, 1959 Obituary
Contributed by Muriel White

Carl R. Mann
Fonanet, Ind., March 30.-- Carl R. Mann, 60 years old, died at his residence here at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning. He is survived by the widow, Esther; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Rohrbaugh of Wapakoneta, OH; four sons, Arthur of Greencastle, Howard and William of Fontanet and Maurice of the U. S. Marines; four brothers, Henry, Clarence and Ernest, all of Terre Haute and Roy of Fontanet, and six grandchildren. The body was brought to the Foley Funeral Home and will be returned to the residence Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held from the Sulphur Springs church at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon with burial in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune 03/30/1943
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs. Mary E. (Suits) Mann
Mrs. Mary E. Mann, 80 years old, died at her residence in West Terre Haute, Tuesday after a long illness.  She is survived by three sons, John and Frank of West Terre Haute; William Mann of Terre Haute; three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Harris of West Terre Haute, Mrs. Flossie Jackson of Danville, IL,and Mrs. Josie Van Hook of Coal Bluff, Ind.  Funeral services will be held at the residence, Third and Riggy avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Sulphur Springs cemetery.
Note: wife of Richard H. Mann; daughter of Henry Suits & Euphemia Wiley
Newspaper: Wednesday Jan 2, 1929 Terre Haute Tribune
Contributed by Muriel White

William R. Mann
William R. Mann, 78 years old, died early Friday morning at his residence, 120 North Twelfth Street.  He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Mann of Terre Haute, and Charles W. Mann of Fort Pierce, Fla; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Reid of Springfield, Ill, Mrs. Wilma House of Grand Rapids, Mich, and Mrs. Olive Shanklin of Terre Haute; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Jackson of Danville, Ill; Mrs. Lillian Lettiller of St. Petersburg, FLa, and two brothers, John Mann of Terre Haute, and Frank Mann of West Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Gillis Memory Chapel where services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Nov 12, 1949 Obituary
Contributed by Muriel White

Mrs. Hazel (Geisser) Mann
Services for Mrs. Hazel A Mann, 72, 152 Dreiser Square, who died at  5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Terre Haute Regional Hospital, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cross
Funeral Home, with Dr. John Chironna officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth L., Terre Haute, and Bill, Willinboro, N.J.; three  daughters, Mrs. Mary Alfredj, Hendersonville, Tenn., Mrs. Jane Hurt, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ruth Griffin, Clinton, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Newspaper: Tribune Star, March 14, 1979
Contributed by Muriel White

John Oscar Mann
John O. Mann 82 years old, 503 South Fifth Street, died at 8 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Hardin, 630 Swan Street. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Mrs. Irene Shamis and Miss Paule Mann, all of Terre Haute. Two sons, John L. Mann of Terre Haute, and Richard J. Mann of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Van Hook of Coal Bluff, Mrs. Lillian Lettelier of St. Petersburg, FLa., and Mrs. Flossie Jackson of Danville, Ill; a brother Frank Mann of West Terre Haute and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the P. J. Ryan & Sons Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 8:#0 o'clock Saturday morning with requiem mass at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Friday evening at the Ryan Chapel.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: Oct 16, 1952
Contributed by  Muriel White

Frank McLaughlin
Frank McLaughlin, 84 years old, died Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Mann, 16 South Sixth Street, West Terre Haute.  The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mann and Mrs. James O'Rourke of West Terre Haute, Mrs. Tom Ryan of Terre Haute, and Mrs. J. Farley of St. Mary's and one son Edward of West Brownsville, PA.  The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Leonard's Church and the burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Gazette Date: Dec 1915
Contributed by  Muriel White

TERRE HAUTE,  Ind.,  Sept- 2- — Webb Casto died of apoplexy this morning, at his home, vest of the city. He was an active Republican and was known to men of the party in all parts of the State by reason of his regular attendance on state conventions. He was born in this county in 1834, served In the war in the Eleventh Indiana Volunteers, has been prominent In G. A. R. circles and was a Royal Arch Mason.
Date: 1898-09-07; Paper: Indiana State Journal

TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Aug. 31—B. G. Cox of the wholesale house of Hulman & Co., died last night, aged fifty-one years. Several months ago his health gave way and he went to Europe In the hope of getting relief at a sanitarium In the Hartz mountains. One evening he overheard the physician In charge say, in German, to a friend at his side: Your friend -won't live until morning." Mr. Cox immediately prepared to return home and started in the morning. His one desire was to get home before death come. After his arrival it was thought he was improving. Few men in the jobbing trade in the West had a wider acquaintance.
Date: 1898-09-07; Paper: Indiana State Journal

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec 8.—The burning to death of a daughter of the late George Copeland, of Sullivan county, has increased the belief in Sullivan county that the Bates family is hoodooed. George Bates and his unmarried daughter were Indicted about a year ago for Infanticide, being accused of killing an infant child of the daughter. George Copeland. a relative, fell dead while consulting with the family about the case. Soon after Mrs. Copeland died suddenly. George Bates was stricken with paralysis while consuming with his attorneys. Yesterday a daughter of Copeland was burned to death by her clothing taking fire at a grate. A sister was perhaps fatally burned in the effort to rescue her, and the grandmother, with whom the children have been living since the death of their parents, also was badly burned in her efforts to save the two girls.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec 1.—Alexander Owens, a marble dealer, was arrested at an early hour this morning for a murderous assault on Alexander Lawrence during a quarrel yesterday at the side of a grave In the cemetery, where Owens was placing a monument. Lawrence died to-day. Owens took one of the wooden rollers used in moving the monument and struck Lawrence on the head. One eye-witness says Lawrence had made no attempt to hit Owens. The blow crushed the skull and completely paralyzed Lawrence. He was conscious for a short time, but could not speak. The police did not hear of the assault until evening. They went to Owens to ask about the accident and he told them that Lawrence was struck by a piece of timber that flew out of place while they were unloading a monument. It was after midnight that the police  learned the facts about the affair and then they arrested. Owens. Lawrence was forty-eight years old, unmarried and had been employed at the cemetery for twelve years. Owens has been a marble dealer for a number of years.
Date: 1897-12-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Jasper Nelson Woods
Special To the Tribune-Star.
Lewis, Ind., May 13.- Jasper N. Woods 85 years old, a lifelong resident of pierson township, died at his home near here at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.  Surviving are two sons, Elza of Shelburn and Perry of Lewis; three daughters, Nora, Cora and Lisa, of Lewis; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was a veteran of the civil war and a member of Co. C. Forty-third regiment of Indiana volunteers.  Funeral services will be held at the Friendly Grove church at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune-Star. May 13, 1934
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy

EDWARD NELSON WOODS, 91 yrs old, died at the residence of his daughter Mrs. Maude Cure, 2115 North Thirtieth street, at 5:25 o'clock Saturday morning, December 5, 1942. He is survived by one son, Frank Woods, Terre Haute; three daughters, Mrs. Della Good, Mrs. Ethel Swalls, and Mrs. Maude Cure, all of Terre Haute; two half-brothers, Sam Woods of Terre Haute; and Grand Woods, Clay City, IN; two half sisters: Mrs. Elmira Ellis, Clay City, IN and Mrs. Mary Criss, Lewis, Ind; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The body was taken to Gillis Memory Chapel from where Funeral Services were held. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Note: he was the son of David Woods(1820-1908) & Elizabeth Cunningham.  He married Margaret Schamahorn.
Newspaper: Tribune
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy

Charles F. Woods
Full Masonic services for Charles F. Woods, 74 who died 10:20 Thursday, Aug 30, 1979, in Union Hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Callahan Funeral Home by Lewis Masonic Lodge 29.  Burial will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation is scheduled. Pallbearers will be members of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Terre Haute. He was a retired building contractor and officer of Sunset Harbors, Inc. of Terre Haute.  He was a 50 -year member and past master of Vigo Lodge 29 F & AM;   33rd degree Mason; Scottish Rite, Valley of Terre Haute;Royal Order of Jesters; Terre Haute Commandry 16; Royal Arch Mason; Kerman Grotto; Council 8, Royal and Select Masters; Lewis 0ES Chapter 379 and Sycamore Club.
Surviviors include the wife, Gynuth; A daughter, Clareana Mathews, Rosedale; a son John, Hymera; a sister, Harriet Watkins, Terre Haute; three grandchildren; four great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.
Newspaper: Terre Haute  Obit: Friday, Aug 21, 1979
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy

Olive Fern Woods
Mrs. Olive F. Woods, 53 years old, of Seelyville, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Hospital.  She was a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church at Seelyville.  She is survived by the husband, Joe W.; two sons, Melvin and Robert, both of Terre Haute, the parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Clyde Shidler of Jasonville; one brother Glen of Terre Haute; one sister, Mrs. Faye Sinders of Terre Haute; six half sisters, Mrs. Maude Straight, and Mrs. Gladys Wright both of Jasonville;Mrs. Esther West of Clay City; Mrs. Ruth Snellenburger of Hymera; Mrs. Ann Stevens of Terre Haute;and Mrs. Edith Keller of Terre Haute; two brothers, Earl Shilder of Sullivan, and Gilbert  Shidler of Shelburn; several nephews, and four grandchildren.  The body was taken to the Callahan Funeral Home, where friends may call after noon Sunday and where funeral services wil be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  The Rev Marvin C. Miller will officiate and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Clay City.
Newspaper: Terre Haute Tribune Date: May 16 1959
Submitters Name: Friends For Free Genealogy

FATALLY SHOT
Indianapolis, Jan. 25. - Late last night O. W. Gibson, of Allendale, Ind., fatally shot Thomas Gibson, of Vincennes, Ind., on the street at the latter place. Both parties are highly connected and will not give the cause of the trouble.
[Source: The Quincy Daily Whig; Jan 26, 1889; Page 2 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]

Terre Haute IN- September 10-- Capt. John H Henderson, a prominent Grand A_ay (Amay?) man, who died last night, was born in Washington PA in 1826.  He enlisted in the Eighty-Sixth Illinois and served throughout the war, taking part in several battles.  He has been a resident of Terre Haute since 1867.  He helped to organized Morton Post, G.A.R. the first post in the State, and the second or third in the United States.  He was also a member of social Lodge F. and A.M. and only relinquished his labors in the several orders of which he was a member when his health failed him
Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
From the "Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. July 26.—Ex-Mayor Alexander Thomas dropped dead on the street this evening. He is the Oldest Mason in the city and has been prominent in the order in the State.
Burns Dunlap. one of the wealthiest farmers in the county, worth $125,000 died from he effects of heat prostration caused while pitching hay last Friday.
Date: 1897-07-28; Paper: Indiana State Journal

REGNIER, Eliza
DIED.—In Terre Haute, Ind. on the 15th November, Mrs. Eliza, consort of Dr. Felix Regnier, of Jacksonville.
[Saturday, December 7, 1833 - "Illinois Weekly State Journal" (Springfield, IL) Page: 3 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

The Daily Gazette Fort Wayne Indiana July 3 1884
Terre Haute July 2 John Walls aged thirty eight, recently released from the insane asylum cut his throat to-day and will die
Contributed by Erica Beatty

Mrs. Mary Foley,
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 12-—Mrs. Mary Foley, who was buried to-day, was the mother of Sister Mary Cleophas the superior general of the Order of Sisters of Providence In the United States, and of which the mother home Is at St. Mary's of the Woodsy west of this city. Mr. Feter M. Foley, city attorney of Terre Haute, Is a son. Mrs- Foley was born in County Carlow, Ireland, in 1S16, and came to this country in 1875 immediately after her marriage. Until Mr. and Mrs. Foley lived In Jennings county, this State, and moved to Terre Haute In 1875.
Wednesday, December 14, 1898

AARON DAYTON CONDIT. A.M. -Class of 1868 – B. 17 Mar., 1843, Terre Haute, Ind. Serg. 133rd Ind. Vols. Business. D. 28 Feb., 1910, St. Paul, Minn.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Deaths on the Plains.
The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the melancholy record:
James Doner, Vigo County, In., died June 21st, 230 miles west of Fort Kearney; aged 68 years, of Cholera, leaving a wife and family. [Wed., Oct 23, 1850, "Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, OH) - KT, Sub by FoFG]

Terre Haute has recently lost quite a number of its oldest citizens by death. The latest is that of Mr. John F. King, an active business man, who setttled there in 1817
New Albany Daily Ledger New Albany IN February 16 1857
Submitted by Erica Beatty


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