FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh
700 Pontiac Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538
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Friday, January 1, 1915
[no obits - most of pages 1 and 2 missing]
Saturday, January 2, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Akron, Ind., Jan. 2 -- Adam ESHELMAN, 45, a well known farmer living two miles southwest of here, dropped dead of heart failure early this morning, while putting hay on bobs, preparatory to making a log hauling trip.
Eshelman had been in the best of health, and his sudden demise was a great shock to his wife and children. Besides the family he leaves two brothers, George [ESHELMAN] and Jacob [ESHELMAN]. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Willard C. WAIT, son of Wm. and Susan WAIT, was born in Pulaski Co., Ind., May 6, 1848 and died at his late home at Aldine, Ind., Dec. 22, at the age of 66.
Mr. and Mrs. Clay SHEETS and Mr. and Mrs. S. MINTER attended the funeral of Eli ZARTMAN at Macy, Friday afternoon.
Monday, January 4, 1915
The wills of Augustine HISEY and Eli ZARTMAN, who died recently, were filed
in the clerk's office this afternoon (Monday).
According to the terms of Mr. Hisey's last testament, his wife, Mary [HISEY], will receive all of his personal property and one-third of the real estate. She will get also the rents from the remaining two-thirds of land during her life time, but at her death, the two-thirds will be equally divided between Mr. Hisey's grandchildren, Augustine [EASH] and Florence EASH. Ezra LEEDY was named as executor.
Eli ZARTMAN left all of his property, personal and real estate, to his wife, Luella [ZARTMAN], and she is named as the executor.
The funeral of Adam ESHELMAN, who died suddenly near Akron Saturday morning, will be held Tuesday - - - in the house, not in the yard as was first reported.
Word has been received here from the South of the death of a former Fulton
county man, Frank GOLTRY. Mr. and Mrs. Goltry were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wm
KINDIG, in Castleberry, Ala., at the time of his death. The body was taken to
Roann Saturday where the funeral took place.
Tuesday, January 5, 1915
Wednesday, January 6, 1915
The two year old boy of Frank BARNHART, who lives near Tiosa, died this morning. Death was caused by pneumonia.
Word was received Wednesday of the death of Samuel McCARTER, druggist at Macy
and a brother of Wm. McCARTER, of this city. He leaves a wife and son. The
funeral took place today.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Samuel L. McCARTER, 1832-1915; Francina McCARTER, 1842-1915]
John SHELTON, Mr. and Mrs. David McCANCE and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McCARTER attended the funeral of Samuel McCARTER at Macy today.
Thursday, January 7, 1915
"Uncle" Sam McCARTER, as he was familiarly called by his friends, died at his home on Piety Hill, Monday at one o'clock p.m. He was 83 years old. Diabetes caused his death. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, preached by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, January 8, 1915
Saturday, January 9, 1915
Joseph NORRIS, a civil war veteran and a wealthy retired farmer, was found
dead in bed at his home at Denver, Friday morning. He was an uncle of William
NORRIS of this city and well known here.
Mr. Norris was in the neighborhood of seventy-five years of age and leaves besides his daughter, Alma [NORRIS], two other daughters and one son. They are Mrs. John HUBER of California; Miss Floyd NORRIS of Chicago and Ed NORRIS who now lives at the old homestead just north of Chili.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Chili Cemetery, Richland Twp.: J. A. NORRIS, 1839-1915; M. C. NORRIS, 1839-1909; Laura R. NORRIS, June 26, 1863 - Feb 27, 1883; Also military marker: Jos. A. NORRIS, Corpl Co L, 12 Ind Cav]
Mrs. Peter BUCHANAN received word from Plymouth this moning of the death of
her cousin, Mrs. Achilla NORTH, at the Chicago hospital. The funeral will be
held at Plymouth Saturday afternoon and Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan will attend.
Monday, January 11, 1915
Mrs. Rebecca ALEXANDER, 78, widow of the late Isaac ALEXANDER, died Sunday
afternoon at three o'clock at her home on east Ninth street. She had been a
resident of Rochester since 1870, and for 22 years had lived on the corner south
of the court house.
Mrs. Alexander has been ill for the past three years as the result of the stroke of paralysis and about a week ago she suffered another attack which left her helpless. Her two daughters and several grandchildren were at the bedside when she passed away. Mrs. Alexander is the last member of her family, her brothers, David [CARR] and Joseph CARR, having died about 15 years ago in this city.
Mrs. Rebecca Alexander was born in Jay county, September 11, 1836, the daughter of Daniel and Susan CARR. In 1856 she was united in marriage with Isaac ALEXANDER and in 1870 they moved to Fulton county. They were the parents of three children, Ilda SMITH, deceased; Mrs. Ida SOUTHERD and Mrs. Belle THALMANN of this city. Mrs. Alexander leaves six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She also raised Omer ALEXANDER, a foster son, and for many years cared for Wesley [DEWITT] and William DEWITT, nephews.
Mrs. Alexander was well known because of her parental disposition and for years the home on the corner of Ninth and Madison streets, was the abode of many of the near relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander. Mrs. Alexander was a member of the First Church of Christ (Scientist) of this city and with her husband, contributed liberally to its support. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home.
The following out-of-town people will attend the funeral: James PINGRY of Monticello, a cousin; Mrs. J. T. COLLINS of Kokomo, a cousin; Mrs. Blanche WARD of Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Joe GORDON of Indianapolis; Fred [THOMPSON] and Isaac THOMPSON and families of near Culver, and Mrs. Ferd WOLFIA of Indianapolis.
Tuesday, January 12, 1915
Wednesday, January 13, 1915
The funeral of the late Mrs. Rebecca ALEXANDER was held this afternoon, services at the home and interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER was in charge.
Thursday, January 14, 1915
Friday, January 15, 1915
Simon BYBEE, attorney of North Judson and well known in this city, died
suddenly at his home Thursday evening. Frank BRYANT of this city received the
word and he and Mrs. Bryant left for North Judson at once.
Mr. Bybee had the following brothers living: Lawson BYBEE of Newcastle township, Elmer BYBEE, who lives south of Rochester, John BYBEE of Kewanna, Cornelius BYBEE of North Judson, Melvin BYBEE of North Judson, and three sisters, Mrs. Guy BUSENBURG of Rochester, Mrs. Guy BYERS of Talma and Mrs. Anna BUSENBERG of Montana. Mrs. Lulu DILTS, a
daughter of Mr. Bybee, formerly lived in Rochester. She is now at the home in
North Judson. Cyrus BYBEE, deceased, was a brother. Simon BYBEE was a cousin of
Mrs. Hannah BRYANT, and Mrs. Simon BYBEE is a sister of John N. BRYANT,
Mr. Bybee has been ill for the last three years but his relatives did not think the end was so near. He was past 63 years of age. Recently he was re-appointed town attorney.
The funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank BARNHART was held Friday at the Brethren church with burial at Sand Hill cemetery. Albert Victor BARNHART was born Dec. 30th, 1912, departed this life Jan 6th, 1915, aged 2 years and 7 days. He leaves to mourn his early departure, one great-grandmother, four grandparents, father, mother and one sister. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Saturday, January 16, 1915
Isaac KESSLER, 66, one of the most prominent democrats in the county, died at
the hospital Friday night after undergoing an operation for cancer. His death
was sudden and was caused by paralysis of the heart. He was taken to the
Isaac Kessler was born in this county and lived all his life on the home place in Newcastle township. Mr Kessler took an active part in the political life of his township and held the office of trustee for several terms. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Mary KESSLER, and an adopted son.
The funeral arrangements have not been made.
The funeral of Simon BYBEE will be held Monday or Tuesday at Mentone. The date has not been set and will be governed by the arrival of Bert DILTS of Fort Benton, Montana. Burial at Mentone.
Monday, January 18, 1915
Word was received here this (Monday) morning from Fresno, Calif., of the
death of Silas GOSS, aged about 65, who was born and reared in this county, and
who had many relatives here.
Deceased was never married, but leaves a brother, Hiram [GOSS] of Minnesota and six sixters, Mrs. Sylvester ALSPACH, Mrs. Frank MARSH, Mrs. John McMAHAN, Mrs. Sarah RANK, and Mrs. Angeline BURTON, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Robert MARSH of Brooklyn, N.Y. No particulars regarding the death are known, but it is thought that the body will be brought here for burial.
William SCHRIEVES, 47, died at the county farm this (Monday) morning at 4:45, dropsy being the cause. He was admitted to the county farm July 3, 1914, his former home being in Wayne township.
The funeral of Isaac KESSLER was held Monday at the Bethlehem church. Burial
at the Hamlet cemetery.
George CATES, of Burrows, Ind., Isaac KESSLER of Whiting and Miss Hella KESSLER of Culver attended.
Tuesday, January 19, 1915
Simon BYBEE the fourth oldest child of Pleasant and Nancy BYBEE, was born
near the present site of Mentone, Ind., on February 21, 1851, and died at his
home in North Judson, Ind., January 14, 1915, aged 63 years, 10 months and 23
He was one of thirteen children, Cyrus (BYBEE], an infant unnamed, Eliza Jane [BYBEE], Simon [BYBEE], Milton [BYBEE], all deceased, Cornelius [BYBEE], Mary [BYBEE] and Sarah [BYBEE], twins, Wm. Lawson [BYBEE], John L. [BYBEE], Anna M. [BYBEE], Elmer [BYBEE] and Melvin [BYBEE].
He received his education in the public schools of Kosciusko and Fulton counties, where he taught afterward with marked success, and later took a course of study in Franklin college from which school he graduated in 1879. On the 27th day of April, 1875, he was united in marriage to Melissa BRYANT, and to this union two children were born, Cevilla SMITH and Lulu DILTS.
After receiving his degree in Franklin college, he was ordained as a Baptist minister, and moved with his family to Pulaskiville, Indiana, where he was called to preach. The next year he accepted a call to preach at Kewanna. This position he filled for nearly six years, and during this time, in 1882, was raised to the degree of Master Mason.
In the fall of 1885 he moved to North Judson, Ind., and gave up the ministry and took up the study of law, and was admitted to the Starke county bar in 1886, of which he was at the time of his death, the second oldest member. On September 15, 1889 he established the North Judston News, and edited this paper for many years when he sold out and gave his entire time to the practice of law, and in this capacity he served the town and township until the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Melissa [BYBEE], two daughters, Cevilla and Lulu, three grandchildren, three sisters, five brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Wednesday, January 20, 1915
Word has been received here that the body of the late Silas GOSS was shipped from Fresno, Calif., Tuesday night and that it will probably arrive here Friday night or Saturday morning. The funeral will be held at the home of either Frank MARSH or Sylvester ALSPACH, date not yet having been fixed.
Thursday, January 21, 1915
The funeral of Silas GOSS, who died in California, will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sylvester ALSPACH on south Main street, the date to be announced later.
Friday, January 22, 1915
Saturday, January 23, 1915
S. H. HOFFMAN was called to Royal Center today by the death of his brother,
Jacob HOFFMAN, aged 82 years. He was formerly a resident of Richland township,
Fulton county and well known here. Funeral Sunday.
The funeral of the late Silas GOSS will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the residence of S. ALSPACH, corner Main and 10th streets, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body arrived from California Saturday afternoon.
Lucille [FOX], four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles FOX, died suddenly at Monterey, after four hours illness with acute indigestion.
Monday, January 25, 1915
Mrs. Cora SIMPSON, wife of J. L. SIMPSON, who lives on the Charles GOHN farm
southwest of Rochester, died Sunday morning at Woodlawn hospital as a result of
complications following an operation.
Mrs. Simpson was taken to the hospital a week ago last Sunday and was ill only for a few days. She leaves four children, Ross MADDOS, 20, Millard SIMPSON, 14; Myrtle SIMPSON, 12 and Walter SIMPSON, three.
Mrs. Simpson was born in Tippecanoe county, the daughter of Elias DRISCOL. Her father is living here now. In 1892 she was married in Danville, Ill., to Joseph MADDOS, who died several years later. In 1899 Mrs. Maddos was married to J. L. SIMPSON in Sidall, Ill. Mrs. Simpson was past 40 years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson and family moved to Fulton county about two years ago. Mrs. Simpson leaves one sister, Mrs. Charles GOHN. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the house.
The Monticello newspapers of last week contained the report of Mrs. Nettie BAKER'S death in Chicago. Deceased was raised in Akron, known as Miss Nettie VALENTINE. Later she was married to Richard VanMETER with whom she had two children, a son and a daughter, Ethel VanMETER and Frank VanMETER, the former dead. After leaving Akron, Mrs. VanMeter married Charles E. BAKER, of Chicago, who died on Tuesday before she died, his illness pneumonia. The death, prostrated her with the same illness.
The funeral of Silas GOSS was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the
home of his sister, Mrs. Sylvester ALSPACH on south Main street, Rev. A. S.
Mr. Goss died in California last week and the body arrived in Rochester Saturday afternoon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George GOSS. In 1880 he left Rochester and finally settled in California where for nine years he worked in a hospital. During the last two years he has been running a cigar store. His death was caused suddenly by heart trouble. Mr. Goss was 64 years old and had never married. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, January 26, 1915
Mrs. Lola JEWELL, of Benton Harbor, Mich., is here to attend the funeral of
Mrs. J. L. SIMPSON.
Miss Eva GOHN, who was visiting friends in Lafayette, was called home on account of the death of Mrs. J. L. SIMPSON.
Lloyd GOHN, principal of the high school in Metcalf, Ill., is here to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. J. L. SIMPSON.
Wednesday, January 27, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Fulton, Ind., Jan. 27 -- Mrs. Michael (Susan) COOPER, 77, was struck and fatally injured by an east bound C. & O. passenger train due here at 9:30 this morning, dying a short time later. The accident happened at the crossing just west of town.
Mrs. Cooper was hard of hearing and walked upon the track, directly in front of the train, which threw her 15 feet, breaking no bones. She was taken to town on the train, which had stopped, but doctors could do little and she died within an hour.
Thursday, January 28, 1915
Mrs. Sam HEDGES, of this city, was called to Fulton on the account of the death of her grandmother, Mrs. Michael COOPER.
Friday, January 29, 1915
William H. SHELTON, a life long resident of this county, died this (Friday)
morning at seven o'clock, in his home east of Rochester on the Warsaw road,
death coming suddenly. Although he had been sick for some time, it was thought
Thursday evening that he was improving.
At four o'clock in the morning Mrs. Shelton and Harry BITTERS, who has been staying with them, realized that the husband was in a very serious condition. They called a physician who arrived at five o'clock when Mr. Shelton became unconscious. Restoratives had no effect and the stricken man died two hours later. Mr. Shelton has been suffering with acute gastritis for months, but a weak heart was the cause of his death.
William Shelton was born in this county May 17, 1849, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel SHELTON. He had three brothers and one sister: Schuyler [SHELTON], who died at 12 years, John [SHELTON] and Horace [SHELTON] and Mrs. Albert BITTERS, all of this city. He was married to Amanda MEEHLIN, who survives him. They had one daughter, Mrs. George HILL of Chicago. For years Mr. and Mrs. Shelton lived on south Main street after which they moved to the twenty acre farm just east of the city limits. Mr. Shelton took great pride in his small farm and made it an ideal place to live. William Shelton was a prominent member of the Presbyterian church of this city, and he took an active part. He was also a member of the Masonic lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. William COOPER went to North Manchester today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Rebecca WOLF, a former resident of this city.
Saturday, January 30, 1915
The funeral of William SHELTON will be held Sunday afternoon at the Presbyterian church at one-thirty o'clock. The services will be under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. At the re uest of the family the members of the K. of P. lodge will attend in a body.
Miss Angeline PRILL, age 80, sister of John PRILL, died Friday morning at the
home of her niece, Mrs. Joseph McINTIRE, who lives north of Athens. Death was
caused by heart trouble.
Miss Prill was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis PRILL. She was born in Fulton county and has spent all of her life in the vicinity of Athens. She was a member of the Christian church. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Mt. Hope at one o'clock.
Louise SHEETS, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank SHEETS who live near Germany Station, died this morning a victim of scarlet fever The child took sick a week ago. Three children are left in the family. One died about six years ago.
Mrs. Sarah COPLEN, age 58, died at her home in Logansport this morning at two
o'clock. Death was caused by heart trouble.
Mrs. Coplen [Sarah BALL] was the sister of Mrs. J. W. FERREE of this city, Mrs. Jesse WOLF who lives east of Rochester, Mrs. Angeline WOLF and Mrs. James JEFFERIES who live near this city and a brother [sic] of Will BALL who lives near the lake. Mrs Coplen was born in this county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon BALL. She leaves one son and one daughter. The funeral will be held in Rochester at the Methodist church Monday morning at 11 o'clock.
Rev. and Mrs. George HILL, of Chicago, are here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hill's father, Wm. SHELTON.
Monday, February 1, 1915
Overcome by emotion, the choir at the funeral service of the late William H. SHELTON, broke down Sunday afternoon and were unable to sing. Mr. Shelton had been a member of the body for years, never missing a service. In memory of the deceased the chair which he always occupied, was draped. The services were under the auspices of the Masonic lodge. The members of the K. of P. lodge attended and the Presbyterian church was crowded with friends and relatives.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah COPLEN was held Monday morning at the Methodist church. The body was brought here from Logansport. Mrs. Coplen was a sister-in-law of Mrs. J. W. FERREE of this city and a sister of William BELL, who lives near the lake. She was a daughter of John BALL.
Tuesday, February 2, 1915
Mrs. Rebecca A. WILSON WOLF was born in Muncie, Ind., Oct. 23rd, 1854; she
died at her brother's home in North Manchester, Ind., Jan. 28th, 1915, aged
sixty years, three months and five days.
She was married to John Wellington WOLF Nov. 4th, 1877. One daughter, Miss Grace WOLF, was born to them. The daughter died Dec. 20th, 1897, a the age of 19, and the husband died Feb. 23rd, 1910. Mrs. Wolf united with the M. E. church in Rochester, Ind., about the year 1870 and remained a faithful Christian until death. She was a prominent worker in the W.C.T.U and presedent of the Greely, Col, branch of the Y.P.B., in which service she gave in a large measure the time and strength of her life. There are left to mourn her departure Mrs. Albert WILSON of North Manchester, Mrs. W. E. THOMAS of San Diego, Cal., and many many near relatives and dear friends.
Wednesday, February 3, 1915
James FETTY, son of Samuel and Jane FETTY, was born Oct. 11, 1850. He united
in marriage with Amelia BAILEY, March 21, 1870, and to this union one son was
born. It having lived but a few months, departed at the age of one year, 4
months and 10 days. Mrs. Fetty died April 22nd, 1902. Joe [FETTY], for by that
name he was known, again married May 6, 1912, to Mrs. Sarah HENDRICKS. He united
with the M.E. church in 1912 under the pastorate of Rev. W. I. BOYD. He departed
this life Jan. 27th, 1915, leaving his wife and many friends to mourn his
Services at the M.E. church, Rev. PLANTZ officiating. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Louise SHEETS, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank SHEETS, died of scarlet fever at the home three miles west of Burton church on Saturday, Jan. 30th, 1915, aged three years. She leaves two brothers, Ralph [SHEETS] and Donald [SHEETS], and two sisters, Marie [SHEETS] and Maud [SHEETS]. On account of the family being quarantined, there were no funeral services. Burial Sunday afternoon at Leiters Ford. Memorial services will be held later at the Burton church. Mr. and Mrs. Sheets and family have the sympathy of the entire community.
Thursday, February 4, 1915
After an illness of over three months, Mrs. Mary HENDRICKS, 66, died
Wednesday night at the home of her son, John HENDRICKS, on Race street.
Mrs. Hendricks had been a life long resident of this city. Her maiden name was [Mary] WHITE and her husband, William HENDRICKS, died 24 years ago in this city. They were the parents of four children who are living: John HENDRICKS and Mrs. Clara McNEELY of this city, Charles HENDRICKS of South Bend and Miss Madge HENDRICKS of Chicago.
Mrs. Hendricks was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the home of John Hendricks.
John VanBLARICOM and wife of Michigan spent a few days of last week here and attended his mother's funeral.
John YANNIE and wife of Nappanee were here last week and attended the funeral of Mrs. COOPER.
The funeral of Miss Allie PRILL was conducted at Athens U. B. church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Reno TACOMA of the Baptist church. A large crowd of friends and relatives attended. She was 80 years, 4 months and 10 days old. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Sarah E. COPLEN was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John BALL and was born in
Fulton county, July 7, 1857. She united with the St. Luke's church at Tiosa,
Ind., at the age of 12 years and lived a faithful Christian life until the date
of her death. She was married to Simon R. COPLEN, June 10, 1880, to which union
five children were born. Three of the children preceded the mother in death. She
is survived by her husband and two children, Harrison W. [COPLEN] and Mary M.
COPLEN, three grandsons, six sisters and one brother. She died at Logansport,
Jan 30, 1915.
Friday, February 5, 1915
David FRY and wife received the sad news of the death of their daughter Flora's husband, Grant DAVIS, which occurred at their home in California a few days ago. It is not yet known whether Mrs. Davis will stay there or come back here. He died of tuberculosis. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
There was no preaching services Sunday because of the funeral of Mr. SHELTON at Rochester. - - - MT. ZION ITEMS.
Saturday, February 6, 1915
As a result of taking nitric acid with suicidal intent Thursday, Jacob THOMEN,
74, died this morning at five o'clock at the home of his daughter in East
Rochester. The aged man suffered intense agony before he died.
Jacob Thomen was born in Switzerland and moved to this country when he was 24 years of age. For a number of years he lived on a farm near Fulton and later moved to a farm near the river. When Mrs. Thomen died 16 years ago, he moved to Rochester where he had since resided.
Mr. Thomen was of a morose disposition and always wished to live by himself. The poison which caused his death was taken in his room over Sawyer's ice cream factory.
Four children are living: Mrs. Charles REED of this city, Fred THOMEN [sic], who lives near Fulton, Mrs. Louise BROWN of Battle Creek, Mich., and Fred THOMEN [sic] of Medora, North Dakota. The funeral will be held at the home of Charles Reed on Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock.
Monday, February 8, 1915
Services over the body of the late Jacob THOMEN were held that [sic] afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles REED. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Ella BURGANER, mother of Ray BURGANER of this city, will be held at the Evangelical church Tuesday morning at 10:45. Mrs. Burganer died at her home in Bourbon, Saturday, after a long illness. She was 60 years of age. Rev. George PULLMAN will have charge of the services.
Tuesday, February 9, 1915
Mrs. H. A. BARNHART of this city has been called home from Washington by the
death of her brother-in-law, Oliver BLACK, in a hospital in Lafayette, the
funeral to occur at Logansport, his home, Wednesday morning. Mr. Black succumbed
to complications due to advanced age. His wife, Mrs. Barnhart's only sister,
remains seriously ill at Lafayette. The congressman's wife will return to
Rochester the first of next week, to open up the home, as she does not plan to
return to the capital. The regular session of Congress will last but three weeks
more, and a special session is doubtful.
A stranger, name unknown, hanged himself in the fire engine house at Bourbon Saturday night. The body was found hanging by a rope in the hallway under the city hall stairs and awaits identification. The only clue is a memorandum book found in a pocket in which was written the name "Peter MOSHLER," or "MOSER," Massilon, Ohio.
Wednesday, February 10, 1915
Little Mary [HURST], two year old daughter of Mrs. Bessie HURST, died at 1:45
o'clock Wednesday afternoon as the result of having taken tablets containing
arsenic, which had been left as a tonic for her eight year old brother, George
[HURST], and which she thought was candy. The little girl took the tablets at
noon and lived but a short time, despite the efforts of doctors. She was the
youngest of four children. The father died over two years ago.
The tablets which caused the child's death were left at the house a few days ago by the physician who was attending George Hurst. The brother had been recently removed from the local hospital where he suffered an operation for appendicitis and the tablets were tiven him for a tonic.
Knowing that the tablets were dangerous Mrs. Hurst placed them in the top shelf of the kitchen capinet. A few minutes after noon the little girl told her mother that she had eaten the candy and upon investigation Mrs. Hurst discovered that her daughter had consumed four of the deadly pills. The Doctors GOULD were summoned but all efforts on their part proved unavailing. The child passed from one convulsion to another and died shortly before two o'clock. The victim was the daughter of Ira HURST who died at Wagoner's before the child was born. About one year ago Mrs. Hurst and her four children moved to Rochester and have resided on south Monroe street. Mrs. Hurst is the foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan DAWSON.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.: Ira A. HURST, 1874-1912; Bessie D. O'DAFFER, 1881-1955; Mary I. HURST, 1913-1915]
The following people attended the funeral of Mrs. Ellen BURGNER of Bourbon here Tuesday: Mrs. Burgner died very suddenly Saturday night after an illness of only three days. Mr. and Mrs. Adam HECKAMAN, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. BURGNER, Mrs. William CRAIG and son, Raymond [CRAIG], of Bourbon; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. KALEY, of Logansport; Mrs. Frank HAHN and Mrs. Jacob DANNER, of Bourbon; Mrs. Ernest STRANGE, of near Atwood; Mrs. D. D. HEPLER and Mrs. M. FETTERS of Plymouth.
Mary E. WHITE, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles WHITE, was born in Zenia,
Ohio, July 8, 1848, died at the home of her son, John HENDRICKS, in Rochester,
Ind., Feb. 3, 1915, aged 66 years, six months and 23 days. She was united in
marriage to William C. HENDRICKS in 1871. To this union were born eight
children, five sons and three daughters. The father died in 1891. She was again
married to Wilbur SQUIRES and also to Geo. RISH both of whom preceded her in
death. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons John HENDRICKS of Rochester
and Charles HENDRICKS of South Bend, and two daughters, Madge MOTLEY of Chicago,
and Clara McNEELY, of Rochester, three half-sisters and one half-brother, three
grandchildren and a number of friends and neighbors. She had been a sufferer for
a number of years with a complication of ailments. She united with the M.E.
church when nine years old and later joined the Baptist church and then the
Mission church and ever strove to live a Christian life.
Thursday, February 11, 1915
The funeral of Mary HURST, who died Wednesday afternoon as the result of
eating poison tablets, will be held Friday afternoon at the home at two o'clock,
Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge.
It was learned today that the child ate 10 or 12 tablets which were meant for her brother. The tablets contained arsenic and some strychnine. They were placed in the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet and were hidden behind a flower pot. The child placed a chair before the cabinet and climbed upon the first offset and then stood up and reached up to the shelf.
Friday, February 12, 1915
After an illness dating back from July of last year, J. V. KING, 63, died
this morning on the William ROUCH farm west of the city. Death was caused by
Mr. King moved to this county from Illinois in 1903 when he rented a farm near Tiosa. About one year ago he took the William Rouch farm. But 11 years of Mr. King's life were spent on the farm, as he learned to be a telegraph operator when very young and then for 35 years acted as agent and operator for the Illinois Central Railroad at Roberts, Ill. He then moved to Missouri where he lived for several years. While here he specialized in raising shetland ponies.
J. V. King was the father of seven children who are living. They are: Clyde KING whose home is in Illinois, Roy KING of the state of Washington, Milo KING, Kenneth KING, Oris KING and Miss Gladys KING. He was married twice and after the death of his first wife he married Miss Anna NEWMAN in 1888. She is living.
In his early life Mr. King was a very prominent republican in his home town and held several offices. He belonged to the Masonic lodge, the K. of P. and the Modern Woodmen. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the house.
Miss Tamazon VanMETER, age 70, died at the county farm Thursday morning at
seven o'clock after suffering for some time with diabetes.
She had only been an inmate of the institution for two weeks, coming here from the home of her brother, John VanMETER, who lives east of Rochester. Miss VanMeter was born in Allen County, Ohio, and came to this county when she was 20 years of age. She is well known to all the pioneer settlers of this county. Besides her brother she leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary RICHARDSON. The funeral will be held at Hoovers chapel Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. S. A. STEWART of the Presbyterian church will have charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy HODGE attended the funeral of Mr. Hodge's grandfather at
Mrs. Caroline HARTMAN of Monterey was buried Monday. She suffered several strokes of apoplexy. Her husband died several years ago. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Saturday, February 13, 1915
The funeral of Orange MEREDITH, aged about 75, who died Friday at his home
southwest of the city, will be held Sunday afternoon at Monterey.
Monday, February 15, 1915
On her way to Rochester Sunday, Mrs. H. A. BARNHART was recalled to Lafayette by a message saying that the condition of her sister, Mrs. Oliver BLACK, had suddenly become dangerous. She died before Mrs. Barnhart could reach her bedside. The funeral will be held Wednesday at Bethlehem church near Logansport. Congressman BARNHART will arrive here Tuesday. Mr. BLACK died a week ago Sunday at practically the same hour his wife did.
Ambrose ALSPACH, 73, well known in this county as a manufacturer of cider and
its by-products, died Saturday night at his home on north Madison street after a
long illness. Death was caused by dropsy. He was born in Fairfield county, Ohio.
Mr. Alspach came to Fulton from Miami county in 1885 and erected a cider mill on east Ninth street. Two years later he moved the mill to Eighth street, where he purchased five acres, which was platted by him and became known as the Alspach addition. Until 1907, Mr. Alspach and his sons were active in manufacturing cider and also followed the carpenter trade. During his residence in Rochester, Mr. Alspach became known as an expert gardener, and along this line experimented in the low ground in the rear of the city water works.
Ambrose Alspach was married in Miami county in October, 1867, to Miss Samantha ANGLEMEIER, who is living now at the home of her son, Milton Alspach. They were the parents of seven sons, six of whom are living. The youngest boy, William [ALSPACH], was drowned in 1889 in the race near their home. The sons living are: Ephraim [ALSPACH] of Manastee, Mich., Aaron [ALSPACH], Alfred [ALSPACH] and Lester [ALSPACH] of North Dakota, Charles [ALSPACH] and Milton [ALSPACH] of this city.
Mrs. Alspach is now very ill at the home of her son. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house. Rev. J. F. WAGONER in charge. Mr. Alspach was a member of the Church of God of this city.
Milton HILAND, of the firm of HILAND and SON of Kewanna, lumber and coal
dealers, died at his home Sunday after a long illness. He had been ill for years
and recently lost his sight.
Mr. Hiland had long been identified with the business interests of Kewanna, having started in the lumber business over 30 years ago with a Mr. LONG. Fifteen years ago he purchased his partner's interest. Mr. Hiland was well to do and left an estate, probably worth $20,000. He leaves besides his wife, three children, Mrs. Vernon ALEXANDER of this city, M. J. HILAND of Kewanna and Mrs. Jack GENNARD of Hammond.
The funeral of Mr. Hiland will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the house.
Tuesday, February 16, 1915
The funeral of Ambrose ALSPACH took place this afternoon at the home at 1:30, Elder J. F. WAGONER officiating. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Dorothy BLACK, only sister of Mrs. H. A. BARNHART, who died at Lafayette
Sunday, was 60 years of age, and leaves besides Mrs. Barnhart, three brothers,
Edward [LEFFEL] and William LEFFEL of Twelve Mile and Wheeler LEFFEL of
Logansport. The funeral will be held near Twelve Mile Wednesday morning.
Congressman and Mrs. Barnhart, and son Dean [BARNHART] will attend, returning
home Wednesday night.
Dean H. BARNHART left this evening for Logansport to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Dorothy BLACK, Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 17, 1915
The following people from out of town were in Rochester Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Ambrose ALSPACH: David DURNBAUGH of Roann, Ind.; Ambrose ALSPACH of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Allen LUCKENBILL of Columbia City, Ind., and Edward [CASTLE] and Cecil CASTLE of South Bend, Ind.
Terry SMITH, former republican chairman of the 13th district, and who died in Warsaw a few weeks ago, was a resident of Rochester about 15 years ago when he worked for Ed COLLINS. Mr. Smith was well known here and is a second cousin of - - - - SMITH, county auditor elect. Mr. Smith was born in Newcastle township, it is said.
John SHAFFER, age 68, a well known farmer living north of Rochester, died
Tuesday evening at six o'clock, a victim of tuberculosis. Mr. Shaffer had been
ill for a year. His wife, Mrs. Clara SHAFFER, died a year ago in January.
Mr. Shaffer was born in Ohio and came here when very young. After the death of his first wife he was married 39 years ago to Miss Clara Ann FULTZ. Four children are living as a result of the union. They are, Mrs. James EMMONS, Mrs. Charles DALTON, Mrs. Roy CLAY and Mrs. Blanche SHAFFER. Mr. Shaffer was a member of the Christian church of this city.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at the Christian church at two o'clock. Rev. F. Z. BURKETTE will have charge.
Thursday, February 18, 1915
Although she had lived within four miles of Rochester during the most of her
70 years of life, Miss Tamazon VanMETER, who died at the county farm last week,
had been to Rochester but three times.
Miss VanMeter was born on a farm four miles east of this city. Her first visit was paid to Rochester when she attended the funeral of her father. A few years later she again passed through this city when her mother's funeral was held, and her third time in the city, she attended the funeral of her uncle, Philip HOOT.
Miss VanMeter was a peculiar character and seldom left her home even to visit the neighbors. The latter part of her life was spent with her brother, Jack VanMETER, on the farm east of the city. Two weeks before she died, Miss VanMeter became helpless and was taken to the county farm.
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine McCARTER, of Lafayette, a lineal descendant of
Betsy ROSS who made the first American flag, and step-mother of Alvah McCARTER
of this city, was held Wednesdfay afternoon from the Hoover chapel, Rev. J. H.
LACEY officiating. Burial in he I.O.O.F. cemetery, as requested by the deceased.
Mrs. MaCarter, who formerly lived here, had been married four times, her last husband, Wm. McCARTER having been dead 13 years. She is survived by two sons, William SILER of Lafayette, with whom she lived, and Thomas SILER of Plymouth, also by an aged brother, also
living in Plymouth. Mrs. McCarter's father was a grand-nephew of Betsy Ross. Her demise came suddenly, as a result of complications from a broken hip sustained seven years ago, old age and an attack of grip. Mrs. Harry HARRIS and Mrs. T. J. SILER of Plymouth were among those here for the services.
Pean KNIGHT, 19, of Rose City, near Marion, who was helping tile that branch
of the Lucenta Smith ditch, which runs through the farm of Ed FAUROTE, southeast
of Wagoners, died Tuesday of what was believed to have been spinal meningitis,
the body having been shipped Wednesday to Marion for burial.
Knight, who was of German extraction, was one of a family of 11 children. About a month ago, he was taken ill while at work, and went home, there developing scarlet fever from which he recovered returning to the job a week ago Tuesday. That same day he became ill, went to bed at the Faurote home, where he stayed and never arose. Knight was employed by LILLARD, the Marion contractor who is putting in the ditch.
Receiving word Wednesday of the death of her grandfather in Cincinnati, Miss Elizabeth SUDHOFF, instructor in German at the high school, left at once for that city, where the funeral was held today (Thursday).
Mrs. Ella JAMESON of Claypool visited Saturday evening in Tiosa and attended the funeral of J. V. KING at Rochester Sunday. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Friday, February 19, 1915
The bodies of Rev. and Mrs. Leslie HALL, who were killed Thursday afternoon
in Kokomo when struck on a Clover Leaf crossing, passed thru Rochester this
(Friday) morning enroute to Tiosa, the home of George W. ZERBE, who is the
father of Mrs. Hall.
The husband was instantly killed when the closed buggy in which they were riding was struck by a switch-engine backing cars, while Mrs. Hall lived for two hours after the accident. Mrs. Hall's body was mutilated and both legs were broken in several places. An operation was performed at the hospital but she died without regaining consciousness. An added sadness was given by the fact that Mrs. Hall was soon to become a mother.
Rev. and Mrs. Hall went to Kokomo Thursday morning to attend the funeral of the Rev. Horace H. HERRICK, and had started to drive home in a closed buggy.
Mrs. Bessie HALL was 26 years old and was one of three children. Mr. and Mrs. Hall had only been married 14 months, the ceremony occurring at the home of the Mr. and Mrs. ZERBY in Tiosa. The couple became acauainted when Mr. Zerby, who is now agent for the Lake Erie at Tiosa, worked for the railroad at Bunker Hill. Rev. Hall preached at Middleton, Ind.
A double funeral will be held in Tiosa, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the Brethren church, Hall's district superintendent presiding at services. Mr. Zerby, the father, received a telegram telling of the accident Thursday afternoon, but he arrived after his daughteer had died.
Orange [MEREDITH], son of Peter and Elizabeth MEREDITH, was born June 19,
1836 in Coshocton county, Ohio, and died at his late home in North Bend
township, Starke county, Ind., Feb. 12, 1915, at the age of 78 years, 7 months
and 13 days. In March, 1837, he removed with his parents to Fulton county. On
April 17, 1862, he was united in marriage with Cynthia Anne TAYLOR. To this
union were born one son and two daughters, A. P. MEREDITH of East
Chicago, Mrs. Chas. PRIMMER of Hammond, and Mrs. J. L. KESLER of North Bend township, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He became a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist church in Fulton county in the year 1867, was ordained a minister of the gospel in 1869 and served as pastor in that church until the year 1877, when he began the ministry in the Christian church at Bloomsburg [sic], Ind. He served as minister in that church until the year 1909 when his health failed. He enlisted in the Union army on the 20th day of March, 1862, and served as a private in Co. A, 2nd Battalion, 17th infantry, until August 15th, 1862, when he was honorably discharged on account of disability. Burial at Monterey cemetery. Services in charge of Rev. Wm. FEECE.
Rev. F. Z. BURKETTE, who was here to preach the funeral of John SHAFFER, returned Thursday to his home in Van Wert, Ohio.
Mrs. Edna RANNELLS went to Knox last week on account of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Kirk ROGERS.
Saturday, February 20, 1915
Mrs. T. W. CIRCLE went to Marion today to attend the funeral of the late James PYLE.
Mrs. Jack CHAMBERLAIN went to Tiosa today to attend the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie HALL.
John GRIFFIS, 60, is dead at Mentone. He leaves a wife and one son.
Monday, February 22, 1915
Frank ANDERSON, 64, a farmer who hauled city garbage for several years, was
almost instantly killed Saturday evening at 6:20 when his team was struck at the
Anchor Mills crossing in East Rochester by Lake Erie passenger train No. 25, due
here at 6:06 from the north.
Two sons of Charles RICHARDS who live in East Rochester and Cleo DARR had narrow escapes as they were in a buggy which was being hauled behind the wagon. The two horses were killed and the wagon demolished.
As the view of the railroad at this crossing is clear, friends of Mr. Anderson are wondering why he did not see the fast approaching train. According to the testimony of the engineer and of several people living near the crossing, the whistle was sounded in the usual manner and the electric bell placed there to warn people was ringing. Mr. Anderson was on his way to his home near the McKinley school.
It is evident that the engine struck the team first as one horse was still on the pilot when the train stopped 600 feet south of the crossing. The other horse was dragged for about 100 feet. Howard McKEE, who lives near, was an eye witness and was the first person to reach the dying man. Anderson was lying just beside the rails against the cattle guard a few feet away from the road. The injury which caused his death was inflicted on the left side of the head, the skull being crushed. It is thought that the train did not touch Mr. Anderson, the impact throwing him from the wagon with great force, head first into the cattle guards, a hay ladder which he was hauling being found on top of him. The left hip was fractured and there was a wound in the left thigh.
His heart was still beating when he was picked up by Mr. McKee but all life
ceased a few minutes later. An ambulance was called at once and the body was
taken to the morgue. Within five minutes from the time that Mr. Anderson was
struck a hundred people were on the scene and the curious continued to visit the
place throughout the following day.
The passenger train is usually on time and makes the distance from Tiosa at high speed. Saturday evening the train was a few minutes late and it is thought that it was speeding along at 30 miles an hour when Mr. Anderson was struck. The engineer of the train was unable to stop until he reached the creek bridge south of the crossing.
People who know Mr. Anderson assert that his death was indirectly caused by his tendency to be absent-minded. They claim that although he was not deaf, Mr. Anderson did not hear the wheels or the bell and that when he neared the crossing his mind was occupied with other things. He has been known to pass many of his best friends on the road without speaking and incidents have been known when he did not see a team and failed to give any part of the road to a passing rig. It is not thought that any effort will be made by the relatives to collect damages from the railroad company.
As the wagon which Mr. Anderson was driving was loaded with a hay ladder and as the team was trotting, it is probable that the noise drowned all sound of warning, but if he had been aware that the crossing was near he could have seen the train. The boys who were riding in the buggy which was hitched on behind the wagon jumped in time and were not injured, although badly frightened. It is said that Mr. Anderson saw the train just as he got on the corssing and that he made an effort to whip the team across in time. Harley EMMONS was in a machine just ahead and came back after the accident.
The boys riding in the buggy, also claim that the horses became frightened just before they reached the crossing. The shafts of the buggy got loose and dropped, one shaft running into the ground and breaking with a loud snap. This noise, so the boys claim, frightened the team and may have caused them to spring forward upon the crossing, against the will of the driver.
Frank ANDERSON was born in Sandusky, O., Feb. 25, 1851, living there until he was of age, at which time he removed to Michigan to engage in the lumber business. In the fall of 1881 he came to Fulton county, locating on a farm north of Leiters Ford. In the spring of 1885, he married Mary C. NEFF of this county, and after four years on the farm, moved to Leiters Ford, where for two years, he engaged in the hardware business, then moving to a farm three miles east of Rochester, where he has since lived. Besides the wife there survive one son, Roscoe T. [ANDERSON], age 28, and one daughter, Madge [ANDERSON], age 17. Deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Tribe of Ben Hur, and was also affiliated with the Spiritualist church. Funeral at the home Tuesday p.m. at 1:30, I.O.O.F. in charge. Burial in mausoleum here.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.: S. Frank ANDERSON, 1851-1915; Mary C. ANDERSON, 1854-1934; Roscoe T. ANDERSON, 1887-1940]
Mrs. Rosa HARTMAN, wife of Henry HARTMAN, died at their farm home, near
Athens, Sunday at 2:00 o'clock after an illness of two years. Saturday evening
Mrs. Hartman suffered a stroke of paralysis, the second in the last two years.
After her first attack, she lay unconscious for four weeks. She was taken to the
hospital here and to other places, but she was never able to walk without the
aid of a cane.
Mrs. Hartman was born in Huntington county, her maiden name being [Rosa] RUNKLE. In 1887, she was married to Henry Hartman. They were the parents of six children, five of whom are
living: Mr. Nellie MOORE, of near Akron; Calvin [HARTMAN], of Illinois; Ralph [HARTMAN], of Illinois, and Floyd [HARTMAN] and Rolandus [HARTMAN], who are living at home. Mrs. Hartman was a member of the United Brethren church. The funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at Athens.
George W. HAYWARD, 66, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of McClung
post G.A.R., died at his home in East Rochester this (Monday) morning. Death was
caused by paralysis. He suffered a stroke several months ago and never
Mr. Hayward had long been a resident of this city, and for years conducted a five and ten cent store on north Main street. He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. Pearl BRYANT and Mrs. Elizabeth CLINGENPEEL of this city. Funeral Thursday afternoon at the home at two o'clock.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.: Geo. W. HAYWARD, Co. G, 129 Ind Inf, Sep 6, 1848 - Feb 22, 1915; Mary A. HAYWARD, 1851-1927; Georgia A. HAYWARD, dau of G.W. and M.A., Mar 2, 1893 - Aug 20, 1893; Edith C. HAYWARD, dau of G.W. and M.A., July 1, 1889 - July 5, 1889]
Miss Emma WATSON, age 70, sister of W. P. WATSON, of this city, died Sunday at her home in Argos. Miss Watson was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy WATSON, and was born in Delphi in 1845, one of five children. A sister died in infancy and a brother, Charles WATSON, died two years ago. A sister, Mrs. Belle HENRY, is now living in Seattle, Wash. W. P. Watson, of this city will take the body Tuesday to Star City, where the funeral will be held. The body is now at Hoover's chapel in this city. Miss Watson was a member of the Methodist church.
Orval LeRoy CHARTERS, age nine, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. James CHARTERS, who live on the George BEARSS farm west of town, died Sunday night from catarrhal fever. The boy took sick last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charters lost a daughter six years ago. She died from pneumonia. The funeral will be held Wednesday at ten o'clock at the house. Orval Charters was a member of the Oak Grove school.
Over 400 people attended the services held Saturday afternoon at Tiosa over
the bodies of Rev. and Mrs. Leslie HALL, who were killed Thursday at Kokomo.
Rev. BERRIER of the Methodist church in Argos took charge of the services.
With the exception of his father, who is 75 years of age and in very feeble health, all of the relatives of the Rev. Hall who live in Waterloo, Ohio, were present. The couple were buried in the cemetery at Richland Center. A number of friends from Kokomo attended the services and returned on the train which struck and killed Frank ANDERSON at 6:20 in the evening.
The stranger who suicided by hanging himself under the stairway leading to the Bourbon town hall has been identified as Peter MOLITOR, who for 20 years worked on farms about Massillon, O. He had no relatives in this county.
Mrs. T. W. CIRCLE returned home this morning after attending the funeral of
J. H. PYLE at Marion.
Tuesday, February 23, 1915
The funeral of the late S. F. ANDERSON was held this afternoon from the home three miles east of Rochester, Rev. E. W. SPRAGUE of Detroit officiating. The I.O.O.F. lodge was in charge of the services at their cemetery. Scores attended the funeral.
Mrs. Silas LOWMAN, 65, wife of a retired farmer living in Fulton, died this
morning at five o'clock after a long illness. Mr. and Mrs. Lowman had lived in
Fulton for several years, moving from a farm on the Cass county line where they
had resided for 40 years.
Mrs. Lowman was a member of the United Brethren church of Fulton. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Chas. FISHER, of near Mexico, Maurice LOWMAN of Fulton, and Hughal [LOWMAN], who is attending a law school in Indianapolis. Edward LOWMAN, a son, died in Canada about 18 months ago.
Relatives in this city received word this morning announcing the death of A. W. DOLPH in Teegarden, Ind. He was an uncle of Frank BRYANT and Mrs. Sam ARTER. Mrs. Hannah BRYANT has been at his bedside.
The funeral of G. W. HAYWARD will be held at the United Brethren church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock instead of the home as was previously announced.
Wednesday, February 24, 1915
Archibald E. HUDKINS, 68, recently appoointed assessor of Union township,
died at his home in Kewanna Tuesday morning after a long illness of Bright's
Mr. Hudkins was a prominent democrat in his community. At the last election he was defeated for assessor by William LISEY by seven votes. After the death of Mr. Lisey, Mr. Hudkins was appointed to fill the office on January 21st. At that time he seemed to be in fair health although he had been complaining.
For several years Mr. Hudkins conducted a monument shop in Kewanna, then he sold out to his son, John HUDKINS. Previous to that time he had been in the grocery business and early in life he was an undertaker. For several years he lived on a farm. He leaves a wife and one son. Mr. Hudkins was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
Mrs. Catherine BUTLER, 78, of Macy, mother of Mrs. John HOOVER and Mrs.
George BLACK of this city, died at her home Tuesday evening. She was afflicted
Mrs. Butler was a pioneer resident of this county and her husband, William BUTLER, who died five years ago, was an ex-sheriff of Fulton county. Mr. and Mrs. Butler had always lived on a farm. For several years she had been living in Macy with her daughter, Miss Nellie BUTLER. She leaves the following children: Mrs. John HOOVER and Mrs. George BLACK of this city, Warren [BUTLER] of Logansport, Miss Nellie [BUTLER] of Macy and Minor [BUTLER] of Toledo. The funeral will be held in Rochester, Friday at an hour which will be announced later.
Mrs. Shirley BLACK, 40, wife of a well known farmer living near Fulton, died
Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Death was caused by dropsy. She leaves a husband
and one son, Guy BLACK. The funeral will be held Friday morning at Adamsboro.
Thursday, February 25, 1915
Rev. E. N. BALLOU of the U. B. circuit was in charge of the services over the body of Orval CHARTERS, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James CHARTERS, west of the city, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Zion cemetery.
Rev. S. H. YAGER of Plymouth, who supplied at the local United Brethren church, was here today (Thursday) to officiate at the funeral of the late George HAYWARD in the afternoon. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Hannah BRYANT and son, Frank E. BRYANT, of this city, and Joseph BYBEE of Newcastle township, attended the funeral of A. W. DOLPH of near Teegarden, Ind., today (Thursday). Mrs. Dolph is a sister of Mrs. Bryant and Mr. Bybee.
John BLACK, Tom HOOVER and Tom BLACK went to Macy Tuesday evening on account of the death of their grandmother, Mrs. Catherine BUTLER.
Friday, February 26, 1915
George William HAYWARD, son of Johnathan and Catherine HAYWARD, was born in
Clarke county, O., Sept. 6, 1848, and died Feb 22, 1915, age 66 years, five
months and 16 days.
When eight years of age he came with his parents to Beaver Dam Lake, Ind. He enlisted in Co. G, 129th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf., Oct 14, 1863, and was with the army of the Cumberland. He was honorably discharged Sept. 15, 1863. He was a member of the McClung Post, G.A.R.
April 26, 1868 he was united in marriage with Mary A. PLACE of Marshall county. In 1872 he moved with his family to Trenton, Mo., returning to Indiana in 1876. In 1885 the family came to this city where he has since resided.
Besides the wife he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth CLINGENPEEL and Mrs. Pearl BRYANT of this city, one sister, Mrs. Mary E. CAREY, of West Chicago, Ill., two brothers, Louis [HAYWARD] of St. Charles, Ill., and Arthur [HAYWARD] of West Chicago. Two sisters, two brothers and 10 children are dead. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church Thursday at 2 p.m., by Rev. S. H. YAGER of Plymouth, assisted by Rev. J. N. MARTIN of the U.B. church. Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Catherine PHILIPS was burn in Richmond, Va., July 4, 1827. She came with her
parents to Henry county, Indiana, where she resided until grown to womanhood,
and was married to W. T. BUTLER, Dec. 29, 1860. To this union were born seven
children, Emma [BUTLER] and Frankie Bell [BUTLER] who died in infancy, Warren J.
[BUTLER], who resides in Logansport, Minor A. [BUTLER] of Toledo, O., Mrs. Mary
E. BLACK and Mrs. Nona HOOVER of Rochester and Neyle [BUTLER] who lived with her
mother in Macy.
She leaves seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Clara COVERT, Jonesboro, and Mrs. Jennie CORCORAN, Indianapolis. She was a charter member of the order of Eastern Star, No. 70, Rochester, and a member of the Daughters of Rebekah. She united with the Christian church in her girlhood and a few years later united with the M.E. church and remained a member until death. She passed away at her home in Macy on Feb. 23, at 9:10 p.m. The body was brought to
Rochester on the 3:30 train Thursday afternoon to the home of her daughter, Mrs. George BLACK, where the funeral took place at 1:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. NORRIS was in charge, assisted by Rev. KENNEDY of Macy.
Saturday, February 27, 1915
The blacksmith, Mr. FOX, was called to Fishers Sunday, on acccount of the death of his father, and will remain there. J. E. BRADY of Terre Haute is now installed and if everything proves satisfactory will move his family here. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
One of the saddest events in the history of our little town occurred Thursday when Mr. and Mrs. Geo. ZERBE received a telegram that their daughter, Bessie [ZERBE HALL], and her husband [Leslie HALL] had been struck and killed by a switch engine at Kokomo. Mr. Zerbe, accompanied by O. L. GROSSMAN of Argos went to Kokomo on the 5:52 train Thursday evening and brought the remains home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Zerbe have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their double bereavement. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: E. L. HARP and wife of Rensselaer, Chalmer [HARP] and Ray HARP of Monticello, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. ARMSTRONG of Ft. Wayne, Cecil ZERBE and wife and Clyde ZERBE of South Bend, Mrs. W. D. HALL of Waterloo, O., J. Oscar HALL of Shelbyville, Stanley [HALL] and Sherman HALL of Waterloo, O., Orville HALL of Beaber City, O., J. T. HALL of Irontown, O., Mr. and Mrs. Harry GATES and Elmer HALL of Tuscola, Ill. The ministers present were: Rev. HUGHES of Andrews, Rev. HOLLOPETER, Dist., Supt., of Kokomo, Rev. McPHETERS of Miami, Rev. BERRY of Argos, Rev. ACIE of Sharpsville, and Rev. KUONEN of Richland Center. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Roy KING has returned West after attending the funeral of his father, the late J. V. KING. Mr. King is a telegraph operator in Pasco, Wash.
Warren BUTLER returned to his home in Logansport Friday avening after attending the funeral of his mother, the late Mrs. Catherine BUTLER, of Macy.
Monday, March 1, 1915
Samuel GORDON, 67, known to nearly everyone in the county as "Uncle
Sammy" GORDON, died at the Woodlawn hospital Sunday evening at two o'clock.
Mr. Gordon had been at the hospital since last June. He has been ill for several
years and since four years ago has been crippled on account of a weak limb.
For 32 years Samuel Gordon and family lived on a farm in Liberty township south of the Rochester line. He was a progressive farmer and for years took an active interest in the democratic party of which he was a staunch supporter. He was born in Clinton county and 41 years ago he was married to Miss Diadema DEWEESE, in the Reed settlement near Fulton. They had six children, five of whom are living: Frank [GORDON], Eugene [GORDON], John [GORDON] and Lyman GORDON and Mrs. Harvey KIME. Mrs. Gordon is living. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Martha HILL and Miss Hattie GORDON of Logansport. Mr. Gordon was a member of the Ben Hur and Maccabee lodges.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge.
Mrs. Omar BRUBAKER returned to her home in South BEnd after attending the funeral of the late Mrs. Catherine BUTLER.
Tuesday, March 2, 1915
Henry N. MYERS, who conducted an ice cream factory in Rochester for several
years, and who left here suddenly last fall, died Monday in Arlington, Ohio. He
will be buried there.
Mr. Myers was well known here. His wife died here about a year ago. For several years he lived on a farm near Rochester. He was about 45 years old. Mr. Myers leaves one son, John MYERS.
Wednesday, March 3, 1915
Special to the Sentinel.
Akron, Ind., March 3 -- Reuben WHITTENBERGER, 83, a pioneer settler of Henry township and ex-commissioner of this county, died at his home here Tuesday night after a long illness as the result of paralysis.
Mr. Whittenberger was one of the oldest men in this county, having come to the Akron neighborhood in the year 1845. He was a life long democrat and held office upon that ticket. Mrs. Whittenberger died at Akron 10 years ago. He leaves the following children: Miller WHITTENBERGER of near Akron, Mrs. Amanda MORRIS of Gilead, Mrs. Charles HARTER of Akron, and Samuel [WHITTENBERGER] and George WHITTENBERGER of Akron. There are two brothers living, William [WHITTENBERGER] and John WHITTENBERGER. Mr. Whittenberger at one time was one of the largest land owners in the county and at his death owned several hundred acres near Akron.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Reuben WHITTENBERGER, June 8, 1832 - March 2, 1915; Esther B. WHITTENBERGER, his wife, April 30, 1836 - August 11, 1905]
The funeral of Henry MYERS, who died Monday in Arlington, Ohio, was held in that city. The body was brought here today (Wednesday) and the burial was made at Athens late in the afternoon.
Thursday, March 4, 1915
Mary Louise [McMAHAN], aged two years, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McMAHAN, died Wednesday evening at the home south of Rochester. The child had been ill for the last 10 days with broncial pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. McMahan have been very unfortunate, having lost their first child, a son, in infancy. The funeral will be held Friday morning at the house at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge.
The funeral of the late Reuben WHITTENBERGER will be held at the home in Akron, Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. William BENDER, former Baptist minister at Akron, officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery there.
Rev. W. N. SHERRILL of Churubusco was at this place a few days of last week
and preached the funeral of Mrs. Silas LOWMAN. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester MORRIS and baby Mildred [MORRIS], Mr. and Mrs. Allen SHRIVER autoed to Akron Saturday afternoon to visit their grandfather, Reuben WHITTENBERGER, who died Wednesday morning. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Many from this place attended the funeral of Frank ANDERSON. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Friday, March 5, 1915
Special to the Sentinel.
Monterey, Ind., March 5 -- The funeral of Martin SCHMIDT, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald SCHMIDT, who live near here, will be held Saturday at the Catholic church. The boy died as a result of tetanus contracted from infection which followed his having stepped on a rusty nail a week ago Wednesday. His condition was not deemed serious until lockjaw set in. He leaves, besides his parents, several brothers and sisters.
Miles O. NORMAN, 54, for 12 years a resident of the Mt. Zion neighborhood,
died Thursday night at the Woodlawn hospital where he was taken last week. Mr.
Norman was a victim of Bright's disease with which he had suffered for several
Miles Norman was born in Miami county and was one of 11 children. In 1882 he married Miss Etta ENYART. They were the parents of three children who are living: Mrs. William ZIMMERMAN and Rose [NORMAN] and Paul NORMAN. After his marriage, Mr. Norman moved to Gilead and 16 years ago moved to a farm near Mt. Zion where he lived until four years ago when he came to Rochester.
Mr. Norman was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Green Oak and the Encampment branch of the order at Rochester. Mr. Norman leaves two brothers and four sisters: John [NORMAN], Mentone; Milo [NORMAN], Macy; Mrs. Cynthia OSEWARD, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Lizzie WHITNEY, Peru; Mrs. Sarah RANKS, Macy and Mrs. Rose CASTLE of Rochester. The funeral will be held at the residence on the corner of Jefferson and Third streets Sunday at two p.m., Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge, and services under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge.
F. A. MARTENY, a former resident of Kewanna, died in California last week. The body will be taken to Kewanna for burial. Mr. Marteny was a brother of Mrs. Converse McMILLEN.
J. E. MILLIRON, one of Denver's oldest business men, died after a few days illness of pneumonia followed by hardening of the arteries.
Saturday, March 6, 1915
Fred GRAEBER, resident of East Rochester, has filed suit against the Chicago
and Erie Railroad Company for $10,000, alleging that the company violated the
law when his wife, Mrs. Margaret GRAEBER, was killed last fall on the crossing
just north of the Graeber home.
The complaint, which was filed through Campbell and Murphy, attorneys, claims that the train which struck and killed Mrs. Graeber was running 35 miles an hour. It also asserts that the engineer failed to give any warning at the crossing. Mrs. Graeber was instantly killed on Oct. 22 by the local passenger train from the east due here at eight a.m.
Reuben [WHITTENBERGER], son of Daniel and Mary WHITTENBERGER, was born in
Medina county, Ohio, June 8, 1832, and died at his home near Akron, Indiana,
March 2, 1915, aged 82 years, eight months and 24 days. In 1837, when five years
old, he came with his parents, with horses and wagons, to the present homestead.
He had four brothers and two sisters, Robert [WHITTENBERGER], William [WHITTENBERGER],
John [WHITTENBERGER], George [WHITTENBERGER], Betsey [WHITTENBERGER] and Martha
Ann [WHITTENBERGER], and a one-half brother, Lyman WHITE, were born on the old
homestead three miles southwest of Akron.
In 1854 he was united in marriage with Esther B. MILLER. To this union were born seven children, four sons and three daughters, the two oldest having died in infancy. August 11, 1905 his wife died. Since then he has resided with his son, George, on the home farm.
There remain to mourn his loss three sons, Miller H. [WHITTENBERGER], George H. [WHITTENBERGER] and Samuel R. [WHITTENBERGER], all of whom live on farms southwest of Akron; two daughters, Amanda A. MORRIS, who lives southeast of Gilead, and Luella HARTER, who lives west of Akron; twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, William, west of Akron and John of Peru, Indiana; and a host of friends.
While he was not identified with any church, he believed in the Golden Rule. He was a kind father and took a great interest in the welfare of his children, a good neighbor and a very conservative man in all his dealings both public and private.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Wm. BENDER at the house on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Akron.
Monday, March 8, 1915
The body of the late Hiram GRIFFET, who died in LaPorte, was interred today (Monday) in the Athens cemetery. The funeral services were held in LaPorte, Sunday.
Tuesday, March 9, 1915
Word was received here this (Tuesday) afternoon of the death, from apoplexy
at Peru, of A. C. BEARSS, 76, who from the year 1867 to 1887, was engaged in the
mercantile business here, and who was a brother of the late George BEARSS of
"Ab" BEARSS was born in 1838, and after selling out his business here, went to Peru, where he has lived since. He was well-to-do and well known, having been prominent in republican and bull moose politics. He was police commissioner at the time he died.
Bearss had been ill for some time, but not seriously so until Monday, when he was stricken. He leaves three brothers, Oliver [BEARSS], Omar [BEARSS] and Frank [BEARSS], and two daughters, Mrs. E. A. GOULD and Mrs. Theodore ENSEL.
William WALTERS, a former resident of this city and father-in-law of Melvin TRUE, died in South Bend Monday. Mr. True will attend the funeral.
Mrs. Cecil GOFF returned Tuesday afternoon from visiting her sister, Mrs.
Earl LONGFELLOW at Warsaw. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Longfellow died
Wednesday, March 10, 1915
William SCHINDLER, 73, an old soldier, died at his home north of Macy Tuesday
evening. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. W. MURPHY.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: William SCHINDLER, July 9, 1842 - March 9, 1915; Margaret SCHINDLER, his wife, February 23, 1849 - July 30, 1916]
William J. BEMENDERFER has been appointed administrator of the estate of the late Reuben WHITTENBERGER. The estate is valued at $33,000.
Thursday, March 11, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Chester MORRIS and baby Mildred [MORRIS] and Mr. and Mrs. Allen SHRIVER and son Walter [SHRIVER] attended the funeral of their grandfather, Mr. Reuben WHITTENBERGER Friday afternoon at Akron. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
The body of Henry MYERS, who formerly lived in Rochester, but died in Mount Blanchard, Ohio, was brought to Athens last Thursday evening and buried by the side of his wife who died last spring. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Gresham BEARSS went to Peru today to attend the funeral of his uncle, A. C. BEARSS.
Friday, March 12, 1915
Jacob YOUNG of Akron died Wednesday at the age of 80 years. He was born in
Ohio and came to this county after serving in the war. The funeral will be held
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Jacob YOUNG, July 4, 1831 - March 9, 1915; Elizabeth SECRIST YOUNG, his wife, May 25, 1834 - December 25, 1916; Francis M. YOUNG, 1857-1938]
Mrs. Vessie WALL, 30, a niece of Alex RUH of this city, died Thursday in New York. The funeral will be held in Peru.
Mrs. Pearl WELSH, age 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al MURPHY who live in the
McKinley neighborhood east of Rochester, died Thursday evening at her home in
Peru. She had been in for over a year. Death was caused by tuberculosis.
Mrs. Welsh was married about two years ago to Perry WELSH of Peru. They have no children. The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock in Rochester at the Methodist church.
The funeral of Mrs. Charles P. WELSH will be held at the Methodist church
Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. P. M. GUILD of Peru and Rev. A. S. WARRINER will
Saturday, March 13, 1915
Hubert [MANNING], the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MANNING, who live east of Rochester, died Friday evening after a two weeks illness caused by scarlet fever. This is the second death in the county this year as the result of that contagion. The funeral of the Manning child was held this afternoon at two o'clock. Burial was made at the Odd Felloes cemetery. The other two Manning children who are ill are improving slowly.
Funeral of Robert Lee SINGLETON, 5 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rowland SINGLETON, of Indianapolis, will be held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. CLINGER, 1100 Elm street, Sunday at two o'clock. Rev. Geo. C. PULLMAN will officiate.
Monday, March 15, 1915
Jesse RAWLINS, the eleven year old son of J. T. RAWLINS, whose wife died recently at Kewanna, has been taken by E. C. CANNON who will give the young man a home and educate him.
Tuesday, March 16, 1915
Wednesday, March 17, 1915
Edward L. BIBLER, 65, a brother of Atty. J. H. BIBLER of this city, died at noon today (Wednesday) at Longcliff, where he had been an inmate for a number of years. Bibler was formerly a well known Rochester citizen, and sold medicine over the county for years. The body is to be brought here for burial. He had been ill for some time with epilepsy and died from a stroke of appoplexy.
Thursday, March 18, 1915
Mrs. Chas. WHITE of Fulton, who has been confined to Longcliff, died last Monday at that institution.
The funeral of Edward L. BIBLER, who died at Longcliff Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon in this city at two o'clock at Hoover's chapel.
George SHACKELFORD of Macy died Monday. He was well known by many Rochester
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: George F. SHACKELFORD, father, August 5, 1843 - March 15, 1915; Elizabeth SHACKELFORD, mother, his wife, July 26, 1846 - November 3, 1904]
Westley FELLERS, a carpenter, is dead at his home in Macy.
[NOTE: ibid; Westley FELLERS, 1847-1915.
Peter RICHARD of Plymouth, an ex-trustee of this township, died of blood poisoning last Thursday and was buried Sunday. The poisoning was caused by stepping on a nail. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. David McCLAIN returned from Kokomo Sunday evening where they attended the funeral of a relative. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
The funeral of the infant son of Harry OSBORNE and wife was held at the home on last Sunday afternoon and burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at this place. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of this community. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Several from this neighborhood attended the funeral of Mrs. [Pearl] WELCH of Peru, which was held at Rochester Sunday. Mrs. Welch was formerly known in the neighborhood as Miss Pearl MURPHY. - - - MT. ZION ITEMS.
George SHACKELFORD passed away at his home southwest of Macy Monday morning, March 15, after an illness of several months. He was past 70 years of age. His daughter, Mrs. Maude PIPER, of Seattle, Wash., has been with him for some time. Mr. Shackelford was a member of the M. E. church and for years has been a very earnest worker in the church. He was a veteran of the Civil war. He leaves a wife, daughter, two sons and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church here Wednesday at two o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, March 19, 1915
Frank E. ROUCH, 48, cashier of the Leiters Ford bank and an ex-county
recorder, died this (Friday) morning at seven-thirty at his home in Leiters
following a short illness of four weeks. Death was due to tuberculosis of the
bone and complications following an attack of grip.
When Mr. Rouch took sick, four weeks ago, his friends thought that he would soon recover, but complications set in with which the physicians could not combat. All hope of his recovery was given up several days ago.
Frank Rouch was born in Marshall county and came here when he was very young. After learning to be a telegraph operator, he worked for 18 years as agent for the Erie at Leiters. Then he was elected county recorder on the republican ticket and served four years. After leaving office, Mr. Rouch and Doctor B. F. OVERMYER started the bank at Leiters, where Mr. Rouch held the position of cashier and manager for the last seven years.
Frank E. ROUCH was a progressive citizen and was known to everyone in the county as a clean man. Mr. Rouch was a member of the Masonic, the Odd Fellows and of the K. of P. lodges. He leaves a wife and foster daughter, Miss Florence ROUCH, who is the daughter of Mrs. Rouch's brother. Mr. and Mrs. Rouch were married 25 years ago. Her maiden name was Miss Martha DAVIDSON.
Funeral Sunday afternoon at the church in Leiters, Rev. W. F. SWITZER of Plymouth officiating.
Lawrence [REED], the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren REED, who live in East
Rochester, died Wednesday night after a long illness.
Funeral Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the home. Rev. M. D. BRYANT in charge.
Word was received here late this afternoon of the death of Henry HAIMBAUGH,
an aged citizen and father of A. J. HAIMBAUGH, who lives south of the city.
Deceased resided near Yellow Creek lake. The funeral will be held Sunday at noon
at the home. Burial in the mausoleum here.
Sheriff and Mrs. James COPLEN, were called this morning to the home of Mr. Haimbaugh.
Jacob KALEY, age 59, died at his farm home near Delong Wednesday night. The funeral will be held at the M.E. church in Leiters Ford Sunday morning.
Mrs. Chas. WHITE of Fulton, who was reported to have died in Longcliff, passed away at the St. Joseph hospital at Logansport.
Saturday, March 20, 1915
Henry HAIMBAUGH, 85, who died Friday morning at his farm home in Newcastle
township, was one of the community's pioneers. He had been ill for five years,
blood poisoning and complications due to old age finally causing his death.
Mr. Haimbaugh was born in Ohio in 1830 and came to this county in 1855. He was married to Apolina HOLMES, who is living, and they were the parents of the following children: Charles E. HAIMBAUGH, Michigan; Andrew J. HAIMBAUGH, south of Rochester; Mrs. Sarah EYTCHESON, Newcastle township; Alonzo D. HAIMBAUGH, who lives here; and Mrs. Osie BLUE of Mentone.
Henry Haimbaugh built the first brick house in Newcastle township. At one time he owned several hundred acres of land. Funeral Sunday at the home, with interment in mausoleum here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. FEECE of South Bend and Frank LINN of Aurora, Ill., were here today to attend the funeral of Lawrence REED, the son of Warren REED. Mrs. Reed is ill at the home on 14th street.
Monday, March 22, 1915
The Frank ROUCH funeral at Leiters Ford Sunday was probably one of the largest ever held in this county. It is estimated that there were over 1,000 people to pay their last respects. Rev. SWITZER of Plymouth officiated. A queer thing about the funeral procession was the fact that all the vehicles were automobiles, with the exception of the hearse.
J. A. SINNOTT of near Grass Creek died Saturday after a short illness
following an attack of pneumonia. He was about 55 years old. Mr. Sinnott was in
Rochester only a few days ago on business. He took sick suddenly.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, St. Anne Cemetery, Wayne Twp.: John Ambrose SINNOTT, 1868-1915; Ella SINNOTT, 1866-1931]
Tuesday, March 23, 1915
Delong has it that Jacob KALEY, who died near there last week, passed away, partly at least, because of a broken heart, the sight of his son, Wesley KALEY, who had both legs cut off in a railway accident some time since, hobbling about on crutches being too much for the old man. He was of jovial nature and weighed about 250 pounds.
Word has been received here of the death in Delphos, Ohio, of Mrs. Russell JONES, formerly of Rochester, where her husband was associated with John BECKER in the blacksmithing business for some time. Mrs. Jones died suddenly, it is said, of heart trouble. She was well known here. Mrs. Ed VAWTER plans to attend the funeral at Delphos.
Henry HAIMBAUGH was born in Lockville, Fairfield county, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1830,
and died March 19, 1915, aged 85 years and 24 days.
He was married to Apolina HOLMES at Lockville, Ohio, June 29, 1851. To this union six children were born, namely Charles E. [HAIMBAUGH], Andrew J. [HAIMBAUGH], Sarah A. [HAIMBAUGH], Obadiah H. [HAIMBAUGH], Alonzo D. [HAIMBAUGH], and Ossie M. [HAIMBAUGH]. All of these children are living and were present at the funeral.
Henry Haimbaugh moved onto his present farm in Sept., 1855, and had lived there ever since. Charles E. and Andrew J. Haimbaugh were born in Ohio, the rest of the children being born on this farm. After settling there in 1855 they immediately united with the Yellow Creek Baptist church and have been faithful and active members ever since. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, six children, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, a sister, Lydia MEREDITH, living in Kansas, and a host of friends to whom he has been "Uncle Henry" for years.
Henry Haimbaugh's father was born in Hanover, Germany and his mother, Sarah CRUMLEY, was born in Pennsylvania. He had three brothers and five sisters, all of whom have gone before except Aunt Lydia MEREDITH, the youngest of the family.
Funeral services at the home Sunday noon, March 21, conducted by Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of Rochester, assisted by Rev. W. E. GRINNELL of Mentone, Ind. Interment in the mausoleum, Rochester, Indiana.
Herbert Camerer MANNING, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. MANNING, was born January 18, 1908, and died at his home east of Rochester, Ind., Mar. 12, 1915. Herbert was a very cheerful and affectionate child, always filling the hearts of relatives and friends with sunshine while in their presence. His affection for his father and mother was very marked, always trying to bring comfort to them in times of reverse and trouble, but only the memories of his lovable character and disposition are left to soothe the hearts of his relatives and friends. Besides his father and mother, he leaves to mourn their loss, one brother, Luther [MANNING], aged nine; one sister, Marjorie [MANNING], aged four, and a host of relatives and friends.
Wednesday, March 24, 1915
Andrew ALLEN, a former resident of this county, is dead at his home in Forest
City, Ore. He was an uncle of Mrs. George HILL of this city.
Mrs. Ella HAIMBAUGH has returned home to Rochester after attending the funeral of Henry HAIMBAUGH.
Thursday, March 25, 1915
Chancy HIATT and family spent Sunday with his father, Chas. HIATT, of Burton, and also attended the funeral of F. ROUCH at Leiters. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Westley FELLERS died at the home of his brother, Perry FELLERS, Wednesday of last week. Three brothers and many friends mourn his departure. He was 67 years old. The funeral was held in the M. E. church Friday at two o'clock p.m., conducted by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Ed WHITTENBERGER of Larwill came to Akron Monday to assist his mother, Mrs. H. B. WHITTENBERGER, to return to their home. Mrs. Whittenberger came to attend the funeral obsequies of the late Reuben WHITTENBERGER and while here suffered an attack of the grip and is now convalescing. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. SPARKS, Lee MOORE and family attended the funeral of Mr. Moore's brother, Frank ROUCH, at Leiters Ford, Sunday. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Ed LEAVELL and family returned from Monon where they attended the funeral of her father. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. John DIXSON left Saturday for Lima, O., lto attend the funeral of his uncle who suddenly passed away. - - - MT. ZION ITEMS.
Friday, March 26, 1915
Ira STEM, 74, for 45 years a resident of Rochester, died Thursday at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. C. N. HATFIELD in Roanoke, Ind. Two years ago he suffered
a stroke of paralysis and had been in ill health ever since. Six days before he
died, Mr. Stem became unconscious and lay in that condition until the end.
Mr. Stem was well known to all old citizens of this city. For years he followed the carpenter trade here and at one time was a very active contractor. He was born in Wayne county, Ohio, and married when about 20 years of age. Mrs. Stem died about four years ago in this city. They were the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Mrs. L. A. BERKHIZER, of this city, Mrs. C. N. HATIFIELD of Roanoke and W. E. STEM of Benton Harborn, Mich.
Mr. Stem was very active in the Methodist church and was a member of the Maccabee lodge. Funeral at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home on west Second street, Rev. W. F. SWITZER of Plymouth in charge.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: Ira B. STEM, 1840-1915; Lucinda STEM, his wife, 1845-1874; Franklena V. STEM, his wife, 1847-1911]
Mrs. J. E. HALL has returned from Logansport where she attended the funeral
of her father, H. Z. LEONARD. She left her mother very ill.
Saturday, March 27, 1915
Monday, March 29, 1915
Eldon PARKER, aged eight, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John PARKER, died
Saturday evening at six o'clock at the home on north Monroe street. Death was
caused by leakage of the heart. He had been sick for four weeks.
After holding funeral services here Monday morning at 10 o'clock under charge of Rev. J. N. MARTIN of the United Brethren church, the body was taken to Huntington, where the final services were held. Rev. Martin accompanied the family.
John Parker, the father, is employed as foreman of the plant by the Rochester Electric Light, Heat and Power Co. Mr. and Mrs. Parker have lived in Rochester for five years. They have two children remaining. Eldon Parker had been a student at the Central school.
Mrs Joseph WHYBREW, aged 55, the mother of seven sons and three daughters,
all of whom are living, died Sunday afternoon at the home seven miles east of
Fulton. Death was caused by cancer. Mr. Whybrew is living. The funeral will be
held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at Macy.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Joseph E. WHYBREW, 1851-1926; Harriet WHYBREW, 1859-1915]
Rev. L. S. FISHER, pastor of the South Bend Evangelical church, returned to his home this morning after attending the funeral of the late Ira STEM.
Tuesday, March 30, 1915
The doctors held a postmortem over the body of Mrs. Joseph WHYBREW of Fulton today to try to determine the cause of her death. It was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Wednesday, March 31, 1915
Thursday, April 1, 1915
Levi KARN of Deedsville, uncle of Reuben [KARN] and Jake KARN, died Wednesday night at eight o'clock. He was for many years the agent for the L. E. & W., at Deedsville.
Peter A. BLUE, of Mentone, father of Lindsey BLUE, of Warsaw, died at his home at Mentone late Wednesday afternoon following a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Charles (Smith) McFEELY died at Culver, March 19, 1915, aged 62 years,
11 months and 1 day. Mr. McFEELY preceded her to the spirit world about four and
a half months ago. Mr. and Mrs. McFeely were former residents of Aubbeenaubbee
Twp. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Poplar Grove Cemetery, Union Twp.: Charles McFEELY, 1850-1914; Amanda McFEELY, 1852-1915]
Mrs. Joe WHYBREW died at her home east of this place Sunday evening. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Friday, April 2, 1915
C. K. BITTERS received a telegram notifying him of the death of his uncle, John PURCELL, of Williamsport, Pa., who with his family often visited relatives here.
Mrs. Levi KARN of Deedsville, whose husband died Wednesday evening, passed
away Thursday night of heart trouble. She had not been ill. A double funeral
will be held Monday afternoon at Deedsville. Deceased were uncle and aunt of
Reuben [KARN] and Jacob KARN of this city.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Deedsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Union Twp.: Levi KARN, 1840-1915; Mary A. KARN, 1840-1915]
Benjamin F. BERRY, aged 55 years, a prominent farmer living near Mud Lakes,
six miles northeast of Fulton, died Thursday night of consumption of the throat,
following an illness of fully a year's duration, during which time he gradually
Deceased was well known in and about Rochester, where he often visited. He leaves besides a wife, one son, Glen [BERRY], aged about 24. Funeral Saturday afternoon at the Fulton U. B. church with a Macy minister in charge.
Saturday, April 3, 1915
Mrs. Anna KISTLER, 77, widow of Amos KISTLER, was found dead in bed at her home in Royal Center by her daughter. Mrs. Laura FISHER and Mrs. Gustave KINCADE, Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Mabel HARDESTY, Marion, and Leonard KISTLER, North Judson, are children.
Frank H. CRIM, 55, well known advertising man and sales agent, died Friday
evening at ten o'clock at his home on west Eighth street, after an illness of 24
hours. Death was caused by apoplexy, a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
Mr. Crim had been in very good health until Thursday evening, when he went home complaining of a severe headache. During the night his wife and daughter endeavored to relieve his pain but at six o'clock Friday morning, he became unconscious and never rallied. His family is of the opinion that some heavy work which he did Thursday around the home brought on the attack.
Frank Crim has always for the last 35 years been a booster for the prosperity and welfare of Rochester. He backed many ventures and was successful in many propositions, while in others he lost money. Perhaps the most successful advertising that Mr. Crim ever did was carried out by the distribution of thousands of song books. In this, he made considerable money. For many years Mr. Crim has been connected with the Citizens band as a member and as business manager.
When Mr. Crim first came to Rochester he was employed by GOULD BROTHERS in a
dry goods store. Several years later he became a road salesman for Estey organs
and pianos in which business he was engaged for years, being a very successful
salesman. While living in Rochester he ran a book store for two years. In the
last few years he has been selling lands and several months ago he closed a
year's work for the Rochester Electric Light, Heat and Power Company during
which time he made a thorough canvass of the city and adjoining towns.
Mr. Crim was married in 1880 and leaves four children: Bert CRIM of Rock Island, Ill., Mrs. Lola PYLE of Lafayette, and Henry [CRIM] and Lucy [CRIM] who are at home. A daughter, Estey [CRIM], died several years ago. There is a brother, Jacob [CRIM], living at Columbia City,
Funeral Monday afternoon at the home at two o'clock.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: Henry F. CRIM, 1859-1915; Mary E. CRIM, 1864-1942; Estey J. CRIM, 1886-1912]
Mrs. Mary RANNELLS, 81, a pioneer resident of this city and the mother of
Mrs. Kline SHORE of this city who is now in California, died this morning at
Fulton after a very short illness.
Mrs. Rannells took sick Wednesday morning with liver trouble and complications due to old age. Her illness was not thought serious at first. She suffered a relapse Friday evening from which she did not recover.
Mrs. Rannells [Mary AITKEN] was born in Scotland, the daughter of Robert AITKEN, and came to this country when very young. Her father at one time conducted a large store in Fulton. She leaves three children: E. A. [RANNELLS] and A. I. RANNELLS of Fulton and Mrs. SHORE. Two children, a son and a daughter, died a number of years ago while they were living here. Mrs. Rannells has one sister living, Mrs. Jennie RANNELLS of Perrysburg. Mrs. Agnes WAITE, a sister, died in Rochester about four years ago.
The funeral will not be arranged until Mrs. Shore arrives from California.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ALEXANDER, and Geneva [ALEXANDER], Minnie [ALEXANDER] and Frank ALEXANDER went to Kokomo this morning where they will attend the funeral of their grandfather, John DABANY, who died Friday.
Monday, April 5, 1915
John A. FENSTERMAKER, 73, for seven years assessor of Liberty township, died
Saturday night at his farm near Fulton. Death was caused by erysipelas after an
illness of 10 days.
Mr. Fenstermaker was one of the most popular men every elected to office in this county and in 1908 secured his election on the democratic ticket in a township which was overwhelmingly republican. As an assessor he was fair and honest. His son, Ivan Fenstermaker, acted as his deputy.
Mr. Fenstermaker was born in Ohio and came here shortly after the war settling in Newcastle township. About 20 years ago he moved to Liberty township. Besides his wife, he leaves four children, Zane [FENSTERMAKER] of Newcastle township, Benton [FENSTERMAKER] of Fulton, Mrs. Ora HORN of Talma and Ivan [FENSTERMAKER], of near Fulton.
Funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton. Interment in
the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester, the members of the Masonic lodge here, with the members from Fulton, escorting the body to the cemetery. The local Masons will meet at the hall at 12:30.
Ira A. STEM was born in Wayne county, Ohio, Oct. 1st, 1840 and departed this
life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. HATFIELD, near Roanoke, Ind., at the age
of 74 years, 3 months and 24 days.
He came to Indiana when 11 years of age and has lived on same lot for 47 years.
January 15, 1865, he married Miss Lucinda RAKER, and to them were born three children, two of whom are living: W. E. STEM, of Benton Harbon, Mich., and Mrs. Dora HATFIELD, of Roanoke, Ind.
After the death of his companion he married Miss Frankie ANGLEMYER, Oct. 16, 1878. To this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy, and Mrs. L. A. BERKHEISER, of this place. His wife died about four years ago.
He was a member of the Maccabee lodge and a carpenter by trade. He united with the M.E. church when 19 years old. He leaves two brothers and three sisters living: Mrs. Mary WATKINS, of Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs. Lillie BLOOMER, of New Paris, Ind.; Joe R. STEM, of Fulton, Ind.; and W. W. STEM, of Goshen, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Kline SHORE returned this afternoon from Los Angeles, Calif., called back by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary RANNELLS.
Mrs. A. W. MILLER of Couders Park, Pa., is here to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary RANNELLS. She and Mrs. Hugh RANNELLS of Fulton, were the guests of Mrs. L. C. KISTLER today.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary RANNELLS will be held at the Presbyterian church in Rochester, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. S. A. STEWART officiating. The body will be brought here after a short service at the home in Fulton. The body may be viewed at the church from noon until 1:30 p.m.
The funeral services of Frank CRIM were held this (Monday) afternoon at the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. The Citizens band and the K. of P. lodge formed an escort. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The body of Mrs. James T. YOUNG, who died two years ago, has been brought to the mausoleum here from Warsaw. Mr. Young and daughter, Mabel [YOUNG], who lived here for a year, now reside in Akron.
Tuesday, April 6, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Frank PYLE returned to their home in Lafayette Monday evening after attending the funeral of her father, Frank CRIM.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob KARN, Mr. and Mrs. George SWIHART and Mrs. Reuben KARN
went to Deedsville this morning to attend the funeral of their uncle and aunt,
the late Mr. and Mrs. Levi KARN.
Wednesday, April 7, 1915
The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary RANNELLS of Fulton was conducted at the Presbyterian church here this afternoon by Rev. S. A. STEWART with interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Many out-of-town people were here including Frank McELWEE and family of Peru.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi KARN of Deedsville were buried in one grave near their home Tuesday. Mr. Karn died Wednesday and 24 hours afterward Mrs. Karn died of heart disease. Their two sons, John [KARN] and William KARN, arrived from New Mexico Monday to attend the funeral.
Hugh GRIBBEN, 41, married, dropped dead Saturday night in a drug store at Laketon where he was employed. Heart trouble is believed to have been the cause of death.
Harry WILSON was in Fulton today where he attended the funeral of Mrs. Mary RANNELLS.
K. W. SHORE and Co's grocery store was closed this afternoon on account of the funeral of Mrs. Mary RANNELLS. The store will be opened Thursday morning.
Thursday, April 8, 1915
Thomas H. WILSON, who died in Graceville, Minn., Tuesday, will be brought here for burial. Mr. Wilson is a former resident of this county and is a brother of Elisha [WILSON] and John F. WILSON and Mrs. Anna BRAMAN. The body will be brought from Graceville Friday night. Funeral services will be held here Saturday and interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Dr. J. D. BROWER, a wealthy physician of Gilead, is dead. He was a veteran of
the Civil war and left a widow and one daughter.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Gilead Cemetery, Perry Twp.: Dr. J. D. BROWER, 1841-1915; Sarah BROWER, 1866-1925]
"Uncle" Tom McGINNIS suffered a stroke of paralysis Saturday evening and has been unconscious since.
Friday, April 9, 1915
William O. ROWAN, 63, a lifelong resident of Winamac, dropped dead in a
livery stable in which he had been employed for twenty years. His father, Henry
P. ROWAN, was one of the founders of Winamac and in his will gave his son
$50,000 which was used in high living in a few years. Rowan was a drug
Special to the Sentinel.
Macy, Ind., Apr. 8 -- The people of Macy and vicinity were shocked Thursday when they learned that Mrs. Francana McCARTER, or "Aunt Frank," as she was familiarly known, aged 73, had been found dead in the yard at her home on Piety Hill.
Wednesday evening she attended Rebekah lodge, as usual. Thursday morning, she had finished her work, and it seems, had gone out of doors for water, as she was found laying by the cistern, by her nearest neighbor, Mrs. Harry OWENS who called other neighbors and telephoned for the son, Mel, and Dr. PETERS, but life was extinct when they arrived. Mrs. McCarter possessed many friends. Her husband, Samuel McCARTER, died two months ago. Miss Carrie LeVAUGH made her home with her, but is teaching at Mexico this winter. Milo McCARTER of Kokomo, Charles McCARTER of Wabash, Mrs. Ida HIGGINS of Indianapolis and Mel [McCARTER] of this place, are the surviving children.
Funeral services will be held in the M.E. church here Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Mary E. SWIHART, age 57, the mother of Jerome SWIHART of this city, died Thursday afternoon at her home in Athens after an illness of two weeks. Several weeks ago, Mrs. Swihart suffered an attack of paralysis. She leaves a husband, Isaac SWIHART, and 10 children. Two weeks ago Mrs. Swihart nearly died of nose bleed. Funeral Sunday at 10 a.m. at Athens U. B. church.
Henry LEMON, age 59, died Thursday afternoon at his farm home on the county
line south of Fulton. Death was caused by cancer. The funeral will be held
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at Fletcher Lake.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fletcher's Lake cemetery, Wayne Twp.: Henry LEMON, father, Co H 55 Regt Pa Vol, 1845-1915; Mary E. EARLY LEMON, his wife, 1848-1930]
Saturday, April 10, 1915
Thomas McGINNIS, 80, a long time resident of Macy, died Friday at his home.
He was well known in this city.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview cemetery, Allen Twp.: James T. McGINNIS, father, 1833- (no d.d.); Nancy J. McGINNIS, mother, 1838-1903]
Mrs. Rebecca WAGONER, 76, wife of Elder James F. WAGONER, died Friday evening
at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucinda COOK, who lives east of
Mrs. Wagoner fell at her home, breaking her hip five weeks ago. Complications which caused her death soon set in. Several weeks before she died, Mrs. Wagoner was taken to the home of Mrs. Cook, in order that she might receive the best of care.
Mrs. Wagoner was born in Union county, Indiana, March 30th, 1839. In November, 1856, she was united in marriag to James Wagoner. They were the parents of two children, one of whom is living, William WAGONER, who is staying at home. Mrs. Wagoner leaves one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ROWE, of Athens, a half-brother, William EWING of this city, a half-sister, Mrs. Sarah LYCH of Akron, and another half-sister, Mrs. Mary CALENTINE of South Bend. Mrs. Wagoner was a very religious woman and was well known for her work in the Church of God. For years she assisted her husband and the shock of her death has affected him deeply.
The funeral will be in charge of Rev. D. E. VanVACTOR of Argos at the Evangelical church in Rochester, Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Joseph LAUER, 79, for 37 years a clothing merchant in Rochester, died Friday
at the home of his son, Dr. A. J. LAUER in Whiting, Indiana. The message telling
of his death was received by Sol ALLMAN, who is a brother-in-law of the
Joseph Lauer came to Rochester in 1866 and entered the clothing business with DEICHMAN and GERSON. Later, the firm's name was changed to LAUER and GERSON, and then to LAUER and COOK. In 1900, Mr. Lauer closed out his stock at the corner of Main and Seventh streets..
While here Joseph Lauer was successful in business, and made a comfortable fortune. He built the large brick residence at the corner of 11th and Jefferson streets and conducted stores at the corner of Eighth and Main and Seventh and Main streets. After leaving here the Lauers lived in St. Louis and Philadelphia, he coming to Whiting after the death of his wife.
He leaves several relatives in this city: Mrs. Yetta HEILBRUN, a sister; Mrs. Sol ALLMAN, a sister-in-law and Mrs. M. WILE, a niece. He leaves three sons, A. J. LAUER of Whiting, Bernie LAUER of St. Louis and I. B. LAUER of Philadelphia, and one daughter, Mrs. Bertha GREENWALD of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held in Philadelphia. Mrs. Mary LAUER, wife of Joseph Lauer and sister of Mrs. Allman, died there several years ago.
Mary Elizabeth MOORE, only daughter of Daniel B. and Adeline MOORE, was born
Nov. 4, 1857, in Fulton County, Indiana, and died April 8th, 1915, at her home
in Athens, Indiana.
She was united in marriage to Isaiah SWIHART, Sept. 11th, 1874. To this union were born 10 children, Jerome SWIHART and Mrs. John BARKMAN of this city, Mrs. Wm. BOWMAN of Akron, Mrs. Clarence BOWMAN of Elkhart, Blanche [SWIHART], John [SWIHART], Mabel [SWIHART] and Rex SWIHART, Mrs. Walter SAYGER and Mrs. Fred BRYANT all of Athens, Ind.
Mrs. Swihart was stricken with paralysis a year ago and partially recovered, but suffered a second stroke two weeks ago and did not rally. Her children were with her in the last hours.
She united with the Progressive Brethren church when a girl and lived a constant Christian until death. Besides her husband and children, she leaves two brothers, John A. MOORE of Winamac and Daniel [MOORE] of Akron, to mourn their loss.
Funeral from the U. B. church at Athens at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. Rev. A. D. HOPKINS of Twelve Mile and Rev. William WILDERMUTH of this city officiating.
A message received by R. P. SMITH of Mentone from his son, Roy [SMITH] at Denver, Colo., said that his wife died Tuesday forenoon. The body was brought to Mentone for burial. Funeral at the Mentone M.E. church Sunday morning.
Mary AITKEN, daughter of Robert and Mary AITKEN, was born in Kilbarchan,
Scotland, March 17, 1834. In April, 1840, Robert and Mary Aitken, with their
little daughter, Mary, then a little more than six years old, decided to come to
America. They embarked on the sailing ship, Sardonyx, and after tossing about in
this little barge for six weeks, enduring many hardships, they landed in New
York harbor, June 6th. From here they went to John and Mary WALLACE'S
(grandparents of Mary Aitken's) at Utica, N.Y. They remained there six weeks and
then all started for the West.
They came by canal to Toledo, O. Here they purchased a team of horses and a wagon, and
joining with many other families, who were starting West, continued their way
Westward, crossing the black swamps of Ohio. They finally reached White Pigeon,
located near what is now South Bend.
The Wallaces and the Aitkens came on to Fulton county and not until they reached Plreasant Grove, now Kewanna, did they find a place of rest or feel their journey at an end, although they still had a home to make. The lived here until June, 1841, when they moved to Logansport, Ind. Then on Sept. 4, 1850, they moved by wagon to Fulton, Ind.
On December 24, 1854, Mary AITKEN and Frank RANNELLS were united in marriage and came to Rochester to make their home. They later lived in Logansport, Nashville, Tenn., Louisville and Paducah, Ky.
To this union were born five children, Robert [RANNELLS], William Irvin [RANNELLS], Everton A. [RANNELLS], Mary Caroline [RANNELLS] and Jennie [RANNELLS]. The first and last named only living to be a few hours old.
The deceased departed this life at the family home in Fulton, Saturday morning at 9:40, April 3rd, 1915, death being due to liver trouble and complications of old age.
Besides the two sons and the daughter, she leaves one sister, Jennie RANNELLS of Perrysburg, six grandchildren and one great-grandson, and numerous nephews and nieces, who deeply mourn the departure of one so good and true.
The husband departed this life July 21, 1892. One sister, Agnes P. WAITE, passed to the higher life May 29, 1910. One brother, Robert [AITKEN], died in infancy.
After a short service at the home in Fulton, at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, the remains were brought to Rochester. The hour of the funeral service, which was conducted by the Rev. S. A. STEWART, at the First Presbyterian church, was 1:30 p.m. Interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Alva McCARTER attended the funeral of Mrs. Francana McCARTER which was held at Macy this morning.
Sol ALLMAN will go to Whiting Sunday. The body of Joseph LAUER will be taken to Philadelphis the first of the week.
The funeral of Hampton WILSON, who died in Minnesota, was held here this afternoon at Hoover's chapel, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge.
Charles RANNELLS of Indianapolis and Mrs. Frank McELWEE of Peru have returned home after attending the funeral of Mrs. Mary RANNELLS.
Monday, April 12, 1915
Hiram GOSS, 65, a native of this county, died in Minneapolis Sunday morning
as the result of a stroke of paralysis. The funeral will be held Tuesday
afternoon at the home.
Mr. Goss was born in this county and moved to the Northwest when he was about 30 years old. He leaves a wife and six children. The following sisters live in Rochester: Mrs. John McMAHAN, Mrs. Frank MARSH, Mrs. Sylvester ALSPACH, Mrs. John RANK and Mrs. Angelina BURTON. Mrs. Robert MARSH, a sister and a former resident of this city lives in Brooklyn, New York. Silas [GOSS], a brother, died last holiday time in California and was buried here.
Tuesday, April 13, 1915
The month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan SLAYBAUGH of Akron died Sunday evening of pneumonia.
Charles SCALES, 69, who has been very ill for the past six weeks at his home
on East 14th street, died Monday night. Death was caused by Bright's disease,
the patient suffering a great deal. He has been near the point of death a number
of times during his illness and everything was done by his family to prolong
Charles Scales has been a resident of Rochester for the past three years, moving here from Indianapolis. He was a soldier in the Civil war, serving as a private in Company A, 143rd Regiment Illinois Volunteers and a member of the K. of P. lodge at New Albany, Ind.
Charles Scales was born in Brooklyn, N. Y., September 25, 1846, the son of John and Mary SCALES, who came to this country in 1844 from England. With his parents, while still a boy, he moved to New Albany, Ind., where, with his father, he helped to build boats engaged in Ohio river trade. At that place he was united in marriage with Belle VonALMEN, and later moved to Shelbyville, Ind., where for several years he engaged in the hardware business.
Besides the wife seven children survive: Mrs. L. M. WILSON, of New Albany; John R. [SCALES], Clifford C. [SCALES] and Clarence E. SCALES and Mrs. Earl MURBARGER, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Joseph J. McCRIGHT, of Conneaut Lake, Pa., and Mrs Harold VanTRUMP of this city. Mrs. Lucy MILLS, of Vandalia, Ill., is a surviving sister. All of the family were at the bedside during his late illness.
Funeral services, M.E. church Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the M.E. church. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
After a long illness as the result of a cancer, George NEWHART died this
(Tuesday) morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anna Reiter, who lives at
Pontiac and Third streets.
Mr. Newhart was brought to the home of Mrs. Reiter last week from South Bend. His wife accompanied him. He was well known in this county as he for years lived on a farm near Delong. He leaves a wife and five children. Mrs. Anna REITER and Mrs. Martha ZIMMERMAN are the only surviving sisters.
According to word received here by friends, the funeral of Newton WESTFALL, who died in Seattle, Wash., last week, was held Sunday at Ellensburg, Wash., where his wife and son, Dean [WESTFALL], are buried. Westfall formerly clerked for Dr. PLANK here and is remembered by older inhabitants. Mrs. Isabelle MORRIS of Seattle is the only surviving child. Westfall was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Wednesday, April 14, 1915
Peter HILL, who went to Goshen from Payne, O., entered a saloon, took one drink and fell dead. The coroner is of the opinion that heart disease caused death. Hill formerly lived in Monterey and Plymouth.
Mrs. Jacob NORRIS, about 68, of Chili, died Tuesday. Mrs. Norris has been in poor health for the last two years. She leaves besides her husband, three grown sons, William [NORRIS], Harvey [NORRIS] and Jacob [NORRIS].
Thursday, April 15, 1915
Miss Stella SUNDAY, 50, daughter of Jefferson SUNDAY, who has been invalid
for years, died this (Thursday) morning at seven o'clock when her father's house
near Fulton caught fire and burned to the ground. She was taken from the burning
building with diffculty and the shock of the experience caused her death.
The home, which is located three miles east of Fulton, caught fire from an unknown cause about three-thirty. The daughter was confined to her bed and she was carried out into the yard where she was exposed to the cold and died within a few hours.
Miss Sunday was about 50 years old and had been mentally afflicted for years. Recently she became worse, and a physician was called to the home Wednesday evening. The body was removed to the home of William Sunday, who lives near the home place.
The death and fire caused considerable excitement near Fulton and hundreds of people visited the scene. Jefferson Sunday has been a lifelong resident of Liberty township, and he is about 70 years old. The family is staying at the home of their sons, William [SUNDAY] and Charley [SUNDAY], who live near.
It is said that the fire proved a heavy loss to Mr. Sunday. The home was not insured and all of the furniture was destroyed, the family just having time to get out their clothes.
Rev. S. McNEELY was called to Pipe Creek last Thursday to preach the funeral of Mrs. Anna C. BOWYER. Her age was 61 years, 9 months and 8 days.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral of Samuel LOWMAN Thursday were Silas LOWMAN, Maurice LOWMAN and Wm. ZOOK of Fulton, Indiana; Mrs. Frank LOWMAN and Mrs. ROUCH of Rochester; John LOWMAN and wife and Samuel LOWMAN of Bippus, Ind., and Wm. BRUBAKER of Twelve Mile, Indiana. - - - ARGOS REFLECTOR.
Friday, April 16, 1915
Miss Edith THATCHER, the girl who until last fall lived with the J. W. THOMAS
family west of Kewanna and who made an attempt to take her own life last August,
died last week near Decatur, Ind., where she had lived for some months. Three
weeks ago she gave birth to a son which died. Her demise followd two weeks
It has not yet been determined just what effect this will have on the cases pending in court at Winamac against Thurman HUFFMAN, Madison THOMAS and Leroy THOMAS, who are charged with being the cause of the girl's downfall. The board of charities of Adams county declares its intention of pushing the cases the same as if the girl had lived.
A. R. SPANGLER, of Kewanna, received word Monday morning that his step-mother
had died Saturday at her home in Myerstown, Pa. Before he had finished reading
the letter a message was delivered to him announcing that his father, J. B.
SPANGLER, had died Sunday in the same home. Both were aged people. Mr. Spangler
left for Myerstown to be present at the double funeral, which was held
Naaman Rex [COWEN], son of Joseph and Rena COWEN, was born November 26, 1914, and died April 15, 1915 at his home, 118 east Fourth street. He leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, brother and two sisters and a grandmother. Funeral at Leiters Ford at 2:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of Rochester officiating.
A. S. ZABST spent Sunday at Macy and attended the funeral of Tom McGINNIS.
Mrs. Martha ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Anna REITER, Mrs. Martha GINTHER and other relatives attended the funeral of George NEWHART held at Monterey Thursday morning.
Mrs. Earl MURBARGER of Indianapolis, Mrs. L. M. WILSON of New Albany and Mrs. Lucy MILLS of Vandalia, Ill., have returned to their homes after attending the funeral of Charles SCALES.
Saturday, April 17, 1915
Rochester friends of Miss Dorothy FRAZIER, 18, daughter of W. M. FRAZIER of Huntington, will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred Thursday night at a Huntington hospital from typhoid fever. Miss Frazier often visited in Rochester and Akron and came to the lake for the last four years, her father owning the cottage immediately west of the Colonial hotel.
Mrs. Alex RUH went to Peru this morning where she attended the funeral of Harry WEST's mother.
Monday, April 19, 1915
The funeral of Jacob H. RHOADES, 60, who died at the home of his niece, Mrs.
L. C. WILKERSON, in Kewanna Friday, was held in the United Brethren church in
Silver Lake Sunday morning in charge of the local order of the I.O.O.F., with
burial in Lakeview cemetery.
Rhodes was stricken with paralysis while at work at a farm house near Kewanna, Thursday forenoon and was unconscious from that time until the end came. He was a member of the Silver Lake Lodge No. 576, I.O.O.F., for more than thirty years, and was well known in the lodge circles over the state. He is survived by four brothers and a sister, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Henry DURKES, 79, a resident of this county since 1863, died Sunday night at
his home, corner of 10th and Monroe streets. Death was caused by artheritis and
followed an illness of six weeks.
Mr.Durkes was well known in this county, as during his earlier years he took an active part in the life of the community. He had always been a staunch supporter of the democratic party. While living on his farm southwest of Rochester, Mr. Durkes helped to build the Evangelical church in this city and since that time has always supported the organization in every way. He was a charter member of the church.
Mr. Durkes was born in New Bavaria, Germany, May 31, 1835, the oldest son of Daniel and Susanna DURKES. After attending school there until he was 16 years of age, he came to this country, alone, making the trip from Havre, France to New York in 21 days. He stayed in New
York for three years when his parents and brothers came to America. Together
they moved to Ohio and later settled permanently near North Grove, Miami county,
Indiana. In 1863 Mr. Durkes purchased an 80 acre farm southwest of Rochester,
where he lived until 1906, when he moved to this city.
On March 20, 1864, Mr. Durkes married Sarah GUGLE who survives. They were the parents of eight children, five of whom are living: Mrs. Mary GREGORY of near Germany; Henry DURKES, Jr., of Akron, O.; Frank DURKES, who now lives on the home place; Mrs. George GOTTSCHALK of near Kewanna and Mrs. Katharine KENLEY of this city.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church, Rev. George PULLMAN in charge.
Mr. and Mrs. Will WIDEMAN of Akron visited with Dan BRYANT and family Sunday and also attended the funeral of Mrs. Isaiah SWIHART. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
E. M. BARKER and family of Grass Creek and Ed BARKER and wife autoed to Macy to attend the funeral of Thomas McGINNES. - - - BLUE GRASS ITEMS.
Tuesday, April 20, 1915
After placing notices in the newspapers of several large cities, Judge STEVENS today appointed Luvena PUTMAN administratrix of the estate of Alva E. DAVIS, believing that he is dead. Davis left Rochester a number of years ago and no trace of him has ever been found. As his father left an estate of which he is one of the heirs, an administrator was appointed to take care of it.
Dr. Luther JOHNSON, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Bourbon, and known over Marshall county, died at his home suddenly Saturday.
Wednesday, April 21, 1915
Thursday, April 22, 1915
The following people atteneded the funeral of Henry DURKES which was held at the Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon: Val DURKES, Mrs. Frank COOK and George DURKES of Peru; Louis DURKES of Converse; William DURKES of Bunker Hill; Mrs. Merle AGNES and Mrs. Fannie LAVENGOOD of Amboy; Mr. and Mrs. DROKE of Walton; Mr. and Mrs. Elias KEIS and Mrs. James REED of Logansport; Albert KEIS of Chicago; Mrs. Margaret GOTTSCHALK and daughter of Berne and William [GOUGLE] and Henry GOUGLE of Laketon. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Friday, April 23, 1915
Perry FELLERS of Macy was too ill to attend the funeral of his brother, Eron
[FELLERS], mysteriously shot and killed in Mt. Cory, Ohio.
Mrs. Jane RIDDLE, 71, wife of Harrison RIDDLE, died Thursday evening at the
home on north Fulton avenue after an illness of several months of heart trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. Riddle moved to Rochester from Plymouth about three years ago. They have no children of their own, but have raised a foster-daughter. Mrs. Riddle leaves a brother and one sister who live in Illinois. Funeral Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, April 24, 1915
The funeral of the late Mrs. Harrison RIDDLE will be held Sunday afternoon, 1:30 o'clock at the U. B. church, Rev. YAGER of Plymouth, assisted by Rev. J. N. MARTIN of Rochester officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Mary CONN, 48, wife of Joseph A. CONN who lives two miles south of
Fulton on the Michigan road, is dead as the result of burns sustained when a pan
of hot oil which she was heating on a stove exploded at the farm home Friday
afternoon at two o'clock, passing away Saturday morning at seven o'clock at the
home of her brother, Fred O. SIX, in Logansport.
The explosion happened while Mrs. Conn, in preparing a dressing for the floor in the dining room, placed some oil and turpentine in a pan on the stove to heat. Gas formed, filling the room and reaching the fire. An explosion occurred, throwing the burning liquid on the woman's dress. One little girl, age seven, was the only witness to the accident. The victim ran into the yard and tried to put out the blaze, but before help arrived her dress was nearly burned from her body. The burns which caused death were inflicted around the chest and waist. One hand was deeply burned. The seven year old girl was badly burned on one hand, but is in no danger.
Two hours after the accident the physicians advised that Mrs. Conn be removed to a hospital at Logansport at once. An automobile was secured and a fast drive made to the city south but by the time they arrived, Mrs. Conn was worse and the physicians gave up hope. She was then taken to the home of her brother where she died.
Mrs. Conn was the second wife of Joseph CONN, whom she married seven years ago. Mr. Conn has four children by his first wife. Mrs. Conn was married two times and her brother, Mr. Six, is a Cass county official.
Mrs. Margaret GOTTSCHALK and daughter, Della [GOTTSCHALK], of Berne, Ind., and William GUGLE of Laketon, have returned to their homes after attending the funeral of the late Henry DURKES.
Mrs. Horace McDOWELL died Saturday night at her home in Akron after a long
illness caused by cancer. Mrs. McDowell has been ill for over a year and was
recently taken to the Woodlawn hospital where she underwent an operation. About
10 days ago she was taken home.
Mrs. McDowell leaves a husband, two sons, three daughters and one sister. The family has lived in Akron for the past three years, moving there from Twelve Mile. Mrs. McDowell was a member of the M.E. church. A short funeral service will be held at the home Tuesday morning after which the body will be taken to Twelve Mile where the services proper will be cvonducted.
Monday, April 26, 1915
Tuesday, April 27, 1915
. Mrs. R. I. QUINN and children went to Burrows this morning where they will attend the funeral of her father-in-law, Leonard QUINN, who died Monday.
Wednesday, April 28, 1915
George Wesley HOOVER, 53, son of Christopher HOOVER, died Tuesday night at
the home on west Sixth St., after an illness following a stroke of paralysis
which he suffered in February. Within the last 30 days Mr. Hoover gave up all
hope of getting well and pneumonia developed, causing death.
George Hoover was born in this city, the son of Christopher and Julia HOOVER in 1862, his mother dying when he was three years old. He was Mr. Hoover's fourth child. When about 20 years of age, George Hoover went into the shoe business with Charles HOOVER and remained in that business for a number of years. After the death of Charles Hoover, Mr. Hoover conducted the West Side hotel for five years, but in recent years he took up the cultivation of onions on a large scale. During his entire life he lived with his father and never married.
He leaves one sister, Mrs. Milton REES, an adopted sister, Miss Trude HOOVER, and a half-brother, John HOOVER. One sister and two brothers are dead. Funeral Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, Rev. S. A. STEWART of the Presbyterian church in charge.
Thursday, April 29, 1915
Mrs. Mary BLACK, 77, widow of John W. BLACK and mother of George Black of
this city, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Lowe,
who lives south of Rochester. Death was caused by grip.
Mrs. Black had been living with her daughter since the death of her husband a year ago. She had been in good health up to last Saturday when a serious case of grip developed, and owing to her age she was unable to withstand the attack.
Mrs. Black [Mary TAYLOR] was born in Ohio, March 4th, 1828, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon TAYLOR. When four years old, she came to Fulton county with her parents. In 1860, she was married to John W. Black and they were the parents of three children, George [BLACK], of this city, Mrs. Bruce LOWE, who lives south of Rochester and Frank [BLACK] who died 20 years ago. Mrs. Black leaves two sisters, Mrs. Julia STOCKBERGER of Hammond and Mrs. Ann MEREDITH of Ora. Mrs. Black was a member of the Lutheran church. She was widely knwon in the community and had many friends.
The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Mrs. Kate CLAYTON, 65, died Wednesday at her home near Macy after a short
illness. She was the widow of William CLAYTON and leaves four brothers, Henry [SHRIVER],
James [SHRIVER], David [SHRIVER] and Elias SHRIVER of Henry township. Funeral
Friday afternoon at one o'clock.
Being unable to write last week, we failed to chronicle the death of
"Uncle" Thomas McGINNIS, an aged citizen of this place and a veteran
of the Civil war. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Harriet
CARVEY, Mrs. Alice WILLIAMS of Macy, and Mrs. Anna McCARTER of Logansport, a
number of grandchildren and one great-grandchild, besides four step-children and
many friends. Funeral was held at the Christian church and interment in I.O.O.F.
cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
[NOTE: the great-grandchild referred to above is the compiler of this book, Wendell C. TOMBAUGH
The community was saddened Thursday of last week when the death of Mrs.
Joseph SAMPSEL, north of town, was learned, but rejoiced too, that she could be
relieved of her suffering, as she had been afflicted with cancer the past six
Miss Minerva HART and Joseph SAMPSEL were married over fifty years ago. She was born in Fairfield county, O., Dec. 18, 1843. Three daughters and one son are living, who are: J. C. SAMPSEL and Mrs. Ella McCARTER of Kokomo, Mrs. Rosa TRACY and Mrs. Minerva BOWERS of this place. There are three grandchildren.
The funeral service was held in the Christian church here Saturday afternoon, where Rev. THORNTON preached a wonderful sermond, and well could he do so, for Mrs. Sampsel was certainly a splendid subject, as her many friends can testify to her faithful Christian life. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery where the Rebekah Odd Fellows performed their rites as Mrs. Sampsel was a faithful member of the order. - - - MACY ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Joseph SAMPSEL, 1839-1917; Minerva SAMPSEL, 1842-1915]
Friday, April 30, 1915
David GOLDSMITH, for years a business man in this city and a brother-in-law
of Sol ALLMAN, died Thursday afternoon at his home in Chicago.
Mr. Goldsmith was well known here, where he was in the grocery business for years. He conducted a general store at Macy and later at Walnut. In 1870 he married Miss Yetta ALLMAN in Plymouth. They were the parents of three children who are living: Mrs. Minnie STERN of Chicago, Joseph GOLDSMITH of St. Louis and Lee GOLDSMITH of Philadelphia. Mrs. Goldsmith is living. Funeral Sunday.
Sarah Jane WHISNAND was born in Bloomington, Monroe county, Ind., August 4th, 1843, and departed this life April 22nd, 1915, at Rochester, Ind., aged 72 years, eight months and 18 days. April 29th, 1865, she was united in marriage with Harrison H. RIDDLE and their entire union was always pleasant, happy and agreeable, ever gaining respect from a host of admirers and friends. Besides a good and faithful companion she leaves a sister, Mrs. Jessie MAYFIELD of Bloomington, Ind., and a brother, Thomas WHISNAND. The funeral service was conducted at the United Brethren church at one-thirty April 25th by Rev. YAGER. The body was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester.
Charles REES came from Champaign, Ill., today to attend the funeral of his
uncle, George HOOVER, which was held this afternoon at the house.
Saturday, May 1, 1915
Word was receive her early Saturday by Mrs. M. WILE of the death of her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Jacob ROSENBERG, aged about 63, at her home in Hamilton, O.
Deceased was for 30 years a resident of Rochester, her husband having been in
business here. Death was sudden and unexpected.
Mrs. Bertha ZINSHEINER ROSENBERG was born in Cincinnati in 1852, and came to Rochester with her husband about 1873, residing here for 30 years, and leaving the city for Hamilton about 12 years ago. Mr. Rosenberg, who is a brother of Mrs. Wile, has been in the furniture business there since that time. There survive besides the husband, two daughters, Minnie [ROSENBERG] and Blanche [ROSENBERG], and one sister, Mrs. Sam LOWENSTEIN of Hamilton. A brother, Louis ZINSHEINER, died not long ago.
Mrs. Wile and daughter, Rose [WILE], left Saturday for Hamilton and Isaac WILE planned to go Sunday, although the funeral arrangements were not known.
Miss Flo DELP received a telegram Friday evening announcing the death of her brother's wife, Mrs. John DELP, 58, of Luther, Michigan. She was a former resident of Rochester, Mr. Delp conducting a butcher shop here. Funeral Sunday.
Mrs. Cora WHITTENBERGER and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas WEBSTER of Macy and Mrs. Reuben WHITTENBERGER and children of Akron were in the city Friday attending the funeral of the late George HOOVER.
Monday, May 3, 1915
Mrs. Emma AULT, 69, widow of Darius "Jud" AULT, died Saturday
evening at seven o'clock at the home on west Eighth street. Death was caused by
an attack of neuralgia which went to the heart. Mrs. Ault had been ill for
several weeks with the grip, but was not in a serious condition until Friday
when neuralgia developed.
Mrs. Emma ORR AULT was born in Noble county, Indiana, and came here when very young. On February 27, 1868, she was married to Darius Ault. They were the parents of one child, Miss Nellie AULT, who has been living in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Ault leaves one sister, Mrs. Addie FLAHARTY of Street, Maryland. Mr. Ault died two years ago last February. Mrs. Ault was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating.
Martin SHOEMAKER, 66, who for years has lived in a log house near Mt. Olive, died Monday morning at five o'clock. He had been sick all winter. Mr. Shoemaker owned the place where he lived but worked for the farmers living near during a part of his time. He was somewhat of a recluse and hardly ever came to Rochester. Deceased leaves a wife and a daughter.
Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN received word Sunday evening of the death of Mrs. A. J.
ROBBINS Sunday morning in S. Chicago. She left a daughter about 18 years old.
Her husband is a son of Harrison ROBBINS of Rochester. Funeral in South Chicago
from the late residence Tuesday afternoon. Interment in that city.
Ruth Catherine SHRIVER, daughter of Jesse and Ruth SHRIVER, was born April 10th, 1842 and died April 28th, 1915 at her home six miles southwest of Akron, aged 72 years and 18 days. She was of a family of nine children, five having preceded her in death. In 1872, she was united in marriage with William F. CLAYTON, who passed to the great beyond, Oct. 1908. No children were born to this union. She united with the M.E. church at Omega 39 years ago. She leaves four brothers, Oliver [SHRIVER], of Rochester, Elias [SHRIVER] of near Akron, David [SHRIVER] of near Macy and Franklin [SHRIVER] who lived with the deceased, and other relatives and friends.
James Monroe ROBBINS, son of John and Polly ROBBINS, was born Oct. 6, 1846 in Miami county. His father having died, the family returned to Wayne county when he was eight years old. He was reared and educated in Wayne county near Richmond, but came back to Miami county at the age of seventeen years, settling on a farm and remaining there the rest of his life. When his shoulders became strong enough, he began to care for his widowed mother, which he did for a number of years until her death. Mr. Robbins was never married, but for the past 11 years his sister, Mrs. BARNES, has lived with him and during his illness, was his comfort. He was never a member of any church but was a firm believer in truth. Mr. Robbins leaves to mourn his departure the sister, Mrs. Barnes, a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol ALLMAN were in Chicago Sunday attending the funeral of their brother-in-law, the late Dave GOLDSMITH.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter AUSTIN, Mrs. Elva SEE and Mrs. Julia STOCKBERGER of Hammond were in the city Sunday to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Mary BLACK.
Miss Margaret REES returned to Chicago this morning to resume her work at Henroten hospital. She had been here attending the funeral of her uncle, George HOOVER.
Tuesday, May 4, 1915
Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN and daught er, Nina [HOLEMAN], went to S. Chicago this morning to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. A. J. ROBBINS, Wednesday.
Miss Mattie WYNN went to Tiosa this morning where she will attend the funeral of the late Charles ROMIG, who died at Argos. The service will be held at Richland Center Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 5, 1915
Thursday, May 6, 1915
Within a month before their pension checks arrived, four Rochester people
They were Mrs. Emma AULT, Martin SHOEMAKER, George W. HAYWARD and Charles SCALES. A large number of the boys of '61 have passed away within the last year in this county.
The local post now has only 57 members and the names of 225 who have passed away are on
Of the charter members of the McClung post, John STALLARD alone remains.
Mrs. John BUMBARGER, 24, died on Wednesday night at her home northeast of Germany of consumption. Ethel WOODS was born January 22, 1891. She leaves to mourn their loss her father, James A. WOODS, southeast of Fulton, her husband and two brothers, Walter WOODS, south of Leiters Ford and Robert [WOODS], who is living with his father. Funeral services Saturday.
Charles ROMIG had a bad stroke of paralysis Saturday a.m. He had been
suffering with other ailments for some time before and as a result died Saturday
night about 11:30 o'clock.
He was an official member of the M.E. church here, a christian man and highly respected by all who knew him. Mr. Romig was 51 years of age but was married only three years. His devoted wife, aged mother, and one sister and a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn their loss. We all extend our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.
Funeral was held at this place Tuesday at 2 p.m., this week. Burial was made in Odd Fellows cemetery here. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Friday, May 7, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. Ethel BUMBARGER will be held Saturday afternoon at the United Brethren church in this city at 1:20, Rev. J. N. MARTIN in charge.
Saturday, May 8, 1915
Orval CLARK, age two, son of Arthur CLARK, died in East Rochester this morning. Death was caused by pneumonia.
Ralph MOORE of Chicago and Oliver MOORE of Elkhart came today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Ethel BUMBARGER which was held at the U.B. church this afternoon.
Monday, May 10, 1915
The two weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred CHATTEN, who live on north Pontiac street, died Monday morning.
Eugene HUNTER, assisted by Rev. R. F. SPARKS, had charge of the funeral of Master Orval CLARK, which was held in East Rochester Sunday afternoon. A large number of people attended the services. Burial was made at the Citizens cemetery.
Tuesday, May 11, 1915
Miss Ellen BURNS, nine months old child of Ralph and Katie BURNS, died this
(Tuesday) morning at - - - - after a short illness.
Wednesday, May 12, 1915
The funeral of the late Miss Esther MILLER will be held Thursday afternoon at one-thirty p.m. at the U.B. church, Rev. O. B. WINGER of North Manchester college, where deceased attended school, officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Jacob KILE, 59, a well known resident of this county, died Tuesday evening at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jas. Greer, 228 Jay street. Mr. Kile had been
sick for several months and a week ago he was brought from his home near Germany
to the home of his daughter in this city. Death was caused by stomach trouble.
Mr. Kile was born in Pennsylvania and when very young came to this county with his parents. About 40 years ago he was married to Katherine CUNNINGHAM, who survives. They were the parents of three children, two of whom are living: Mrs. James GREER and Mrs. Charles GREER of this city. Mr. Kile leaves three brothers, William [KILE] of Peru, Tad [KILE] of Logansport and Henry [KILE] of Fulton.
For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Kile lived near Fulton and later moved to Germany where they resided for a number of years. Funeral Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.
Miss Dessie BUMBARGER returned to her home in Benton Harbor, Mich., this morning after attending the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ethel BUMBARGER.
Thursday, May 13, 1915
William THARPE, 89, of Union township, died at the county farm this (Thursday) afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. He was born in Henry township in 1828 and leaves a wife and one son living, Luther [THARPE], in Kewanna. Funeral at Prairie Grove Friday at 2 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel AGNEW went to Winamac Wednesday, having received word of
the death of his mother, as a result of injuries sustained in a recent fall.
They made the trip by motor with Atty. and Mrs. George W. HOLMAN.
Mrs. Louisa AGNEW was 97 years of age, having been born in January 1818, and up until last week, enjoyed fairly good health. However, in a fall she broke both arms, fractured her hip and suffered a severe gash on the temple, slowly sinking to the end after these injuries were sustained. She made her home in Winamac with a daughter, Mrs. Edward KEYS.
Besides Mr. Agnew there are several children living. The funeral was held today (Thursday) at Winamac. It is believed that had the deceased not suffered the fall, she would have lived to have been over 100 years of age.
Esther Frances [MILLER], daughter of Edward B. and Anna MILLER of the Burton
neighborhood, died at 7:30 Monday, May 10, following an operation for
appendicitis at the Woodlawn hospital, age 19 years, three months and 12 days.
Esther F. Miller, eighth child in a family of 12, was born on a farm four miles northeast of Flora, Carrol Co., Ind., January 28, 1896. She attended public school at the Mountain school in that neighborhood and also at Camden until the removal of the Miller family to this county in 1906. Completing her common school work at Germany, she then took up the high school work at Leiters Ford, graduating in 1914. It being her intention to teach school, she entered the Normal school at North Manchester last winter, coming home from there in March, this year.
The remaining members of this broken family wish to thank the physicians, nurses, assistants and the many friends whose care and attention were so lovingly and freely bestowed upon their daughter and sister. - - - -. THE MILLER FAMILY.
John BECK of Logansport was in this city attending the funeral of Jacob KILE, held today.
Friday, May 14, 1915
Saturday, May 15, 1915
Robert Spencer JEWELL, nearly 84 years of age and one of the city's oldest
and best known men, died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer
Adamson, southeast of the city at three o'clock this (Saturday) morning.
Mr. Jewell, who has been making his home on the Adamson farm for some time, was active Friday, but arose early Saturday morning, as was his custom because of smothering spells. It was while up that he passed away, his daughter being with him when he died. Because of many years in Rochester, he was exceedingly well known. He was long a tailor by trade and founded the West Side boat landing. He belonged to the Evangelical church and had long been a Mason.
Deceased was born in Butler county, Ohio, near Centersville, the son of Aaron and Rachael JEWELL. After 15 years on the farm, he was apprenticed out as a tailor, later coming to Charlottsville, Ind., where he married Miss Lucetta D. HARRIS, in 1851. In 1857, they moved to Randolph county where they resided until 1862, then coming to Rochester, where he engaged in the tailoring business until 1874. Two years before that he opened the West Side boat landing, selling that place a number of years later. Mrs. Jewell died July 28, 1905. On March 23, 1909, Mr. Jewell married Mrs. Elizabeth CLEMANS, who has since died. Six children were born to the first union, four now living as follows: William Edward [JEWELL] and Casper B. JEWELL and Mrs. Homer ADAMSON of this city and W. S. JEWELL of Belvidere, Ill. Funeral at two p.m. Monday at Evangelical church, Rev. Geo. PULLMAN officiating. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Fred HOFFMAN, Sr., 91, who was struck by an automobile Friday morning, died
Saturday noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Rhodes. The aged man never
The injury which caused his death was inflicted at the base of the brain and in the opinion of the attending physicians, the skull was fractured. For hours after the accident, Mr. Hoffman's pulse remained strong and his children had some hope that he would survive. Saturday morning it could be seen that he was growing weaker, and he passed away just 28 hours after the accident.
Mrs. F. M. SMETHHURST who drove the car which hit Mr. Hoffman, remained in the city Friday evening and left Saturday morning for Argos. She took the accident very seriously, although witnesses assert she was not responsible.
Fred Hoffman, who was one of Rochester's wealthiest citizens, leaves three children, Doctor Edgar HOFFMAN, Mrs. Clara RHODES and Fred HOFFMAN, Jr., who is now in Long Beach, Calif. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Mrs. Louisa AGNEW, 97 year old mother of Daniel AGNEW, who died in Winamac
last week, was born in New York state on Jan. 25, 1818. So far as is known she
was the oldest living person in Pulaski county.
Her maiden name was [Louisa] BOLDREY. With her family she moved to Indiana while she was a girl, and she was married to Joseph B. AGNEW in Ripley county on Feb. 25, 1836. Her husband served in the Mexican war where he lost one foot. They moved to Pulaski county in the fall of 1850. About 12 years later they removed to Winamac, and the husband died about 16 years ago.
Twelve children came to them, seven of whom preceded the mother in death. Those surviving are Daniel [AGNEW] of Rochester, Samuel [AGNEW] of near Chattanooga, Joseph [AGNEW] living north of Winamac, and Frank [AGNEW] of Winamac, and Mrs. Elizabeth KEYS, at whose home she died. Those deceased are William [AGNEW], John [AGNEW], Thomas [AGNEW], Mary [AGNEW], Mrs. Lucinda JENKINS, Mrs. Nancy THOMPSON and Mrs. Louisa NYE. Numerous members of the families of both the living and the deceased children live hereabouts, the list of relatives including four generations.
Mrs. Agnew's death was brought about through injuries sustained in a fall, following a fainting spell, just after she had left the table.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl WYNN and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. BAILEY and daughter,
Miss Maggie KEESEY, autoed to Grass Creek Sunday where they attended the funeral
of Mr. Bailey's sister, Mrs. Wm. RANS. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Bauman Cemetery, Wayne Twp.: William RANS, Mar 29, 1840 - Apr 10, 1903 (also G.A.R. emblem); Mary A. RANS, his wife, Aug 4, 1845 - May 7, 1915]
H. F. ADUDDELL, formerly principal of schools at Silver Lake, Claypool and Leesburg, in Kosciusko county, was killed Thursday in an automobile accident at Curtis, Neb.
Monday, May 17, 1915
The funeral of Fred HOFFMAN, Sr., will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the home on south Madison street. Fred HOFFMAN, Jr., who is now in California, will be unable to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Web JEWELL of Aurora, Ill., and Silas JEWELL of Indianapolis, arrived Sunday to attend the funeral of Robert JEWELL, which was held this afternoon.
Mrs. Mattie WYNN, who is employed at the Grand hotel at Rochester, visited
with her parents Tuesday of last week and attended the funeral of Charley ROMIG.
- - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
The funeral of the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Lenton QUIVEY, was held at this church on last Saturday at 11 a.m. Aged 1 year, 1 month and 27 days. This is the fourth child taken from the family and the surviving relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of this community. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Tuesday, May 18, 1915
H. D. GRAY of Noblesville returned to his home Monday evening after attending the funeral of the late Robert JEWELL, Monday afternoon.
George D. DENMAN, whose home was in Plymouth, died Monday afternoon at the
home of Addison BOGGESS in this city. Death came suddenly and was caused by
heart trouble. The body was taken to Plymouth Tuesday afternoon where the
funeral will be held.
Mr. Denman had been living in Rochester all winter at the home of Mr. Boggess. He was a retired farmer and formerly owned a large farm near Plymouth. Mr. Denman was the second husband of Mrs. Maude JOHNSON of this city. They separated several years ago. He leaves two sons who are living at Plymouth.
Wednesday, May 19, 1915
Thursday, May 20, 1915
A large number of people from Macy, Wagoner and Rochester attended the funeral of Frederick HOFFMAN, which was held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Clara RHODES, on 10th street, Thursday morning. Rev. A. S. WARRINER assisted by Rev. S. A STEWART had charge of the services. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The following people from a distance were present: Mr. and Mrs. John HOFFMAN of Long Beach, Calif.; Jacob HOFFMAN of Arthur, Ill., Arthur HOFFMAN of Lovington, Ill., and Mrs. Louise JONES of Mexico, Ind. Special music for the occasion was furnished by a local quartette.
Mrs. David KEEL died at her home on the Wm. MUSSELMAN farm, north of town, Sunday after an illness of some time. Funeral was held Tuesday and interment in Chili cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, May 21, 1915 to Saturday, May 22, 1915
Monday, May 24, 1915
Chas. FISHER, who lives near Mexico, was gored to death by an infuriated bull Sunday night.
Tuesday, May 25, 1915
Mrs. YEAGLEY, 87, widow of Mathew YEAGLEY, died at her home in Akron Monday
after a short illness. Mrs. Yeagley was one of the oldest residents of Henry
township. She leaves two children: Mrs. Caroline HOOVER who runs the Hoover
hotel, and Kelsey YEAGLEY, a jeweler. Mrs. Yeagley came to this county in 1853,
her husband having been killed 20 years ago by a falling tree. She at one time
resided in Rochester. She was of German descent and a member of the Methodist
church, the place of the funeral Wednesday morning, Rev. G. E. HUGHES
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah J. DAVIDSON, 74, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Gallagher in South Bend Saturday, was held this afternoon (Tuesday) at the home of another daughter, Mrs. B. F. Overmyer, in Leiters Ford. Mrs. Davidson's death was caused by heart trouble and came suddenly. The body was taken to the Overmyer home Sunday evening. For 12 years, Mrs. Davidson made her home with Mrs. Overmyer in Leiters. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Martha ROUCH, Mrs. [Ollie] OVERMYER, Thomas [DAVIDSON] and Robert DAVIDSON of Leiters and Mrs. Hugh GALLAGHER of South Bend.
Wednesday, May 26, 1915
Mrs. Wilbur DICKERSON and daughter went to Williamsport this morning to attend the funeral of her grandfather.
Thursday, May 27, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. John KENNELL went to Logansport over Sunday where they attended the funeral of an aunt. - - - GERMANY ITEMS.
Friday, May 28, 1915
Enoch MOORE died Wednesday at his home southwest of Kewanna, after suffering
with cancer and undergoing a number of operations without relief. He was 64
years old and leaves a family. Funeral Friday afternoon from Grass Creek, with
burial at Round Lake.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Grass Creek Cemetery, Wayne Twp.: Enoch M. MOORE, 1851-1915; Mollie B. MOORE, 1861-1946]
Saturday, May 29, 1915
Crossing Flagman JARRIT, father of A. R. JARRIT of this city, was killed Saturday morning at North Judson when struck by a C. I. & S. freight. Mr. Jarrit was employed by the railroad there as crossing flagman. For some unknown reason he stepped in front of the train and was crushed beneath the pilot, dying an hour after the accident. A. R. Jarrit, son of the slain man, makes his home in this city and is employed by the Erie as freight brakeman. He works on the west bound local and was out on his run when news of his father's death arrived.
Monday, May 31, 1915 to Tuesday, June 1, 1915
Wednesday, June 2, 1915
Omer VanLUE, 32, died Tuesday afternoon at his farm home near Sugar Grove
after a long illness. He was taken sick last fall.
Mr. Van Lue was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo VanLUE who are living near Athens. He was married 13 years ago to Miss Grace SWARTZLANDER and they were the parents of one son who is living. He leaves two brothers, Mark [VanLUE] and James VanLUE.
For several years Mr. Van Lue conducted a blacksmith shop in Athens and
recently he moved on a farm. Funeral Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at Mt.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Hoover's Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Omer VANLUE, 1882-1915; Grace VANLUE, 1884-1957]
Thursday, June 3, 1915
Friday, June 4, 1915
Mrs. James H. DICE of Fulton was called to Covington, Ind., last week where her sister, Mrs. Creatie DICE died. The funeral was held Monday. Mrs. Creatie Dice was well known in Rochester and vicinity.
Between 650 and 700 pople attended the funeral of Omer VanLUE Thursday afternoon at the Mt. Hope church near Athens. Rev. J. O. TODD, formerly of this city and now of Westerville, Ohio, had charge of the services. People came from miles around to attend and the church was crowded, compelling many to stand outdoors. For years Mr. Van Lue conducted a blacksmith shop in Athens and while there made many friends.
Saturday, June 5, 1915
Squire MILLBURN of Mentone died following a stroke of paralysis Wednesday. He
was past eighty years of age. A number of his comrades of Kosciusko post G.A.R.
attended the funeral Friday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Indiana Cemeteries, Mentone Cemetery, Franklin Twp.: Austin MILLBERN, father, Co F 12 Inf Ind Vol, Oct 12, 1835 - June 1, 1915; Amanda MILLBERN, his wife, mother, Dec 31, 1840 - Nov 21, 1913]
Monday, June 7, 1915
Tuesday, June 8, 1915
Ormond E. SWINEHART, aged about 30 years, a former resident of this city, and
a son of the late Marion SWINEHART who also met a violent death, was struck by a
car bound from South Bend to Mishawaka at 12:30 Tuesday morning, near the
Orphans' home, death resulting instantly. Both legs were almost completely
severed and the body was horribly mangled.
According to the story of the motorman in charge of the car, Swinehart was laying across the tracks. When about 40 feet away, the motorman saw the body and attempted to stop the car by means of the emergency brakes, which failed to work in time to save Swinehart's life. The body was taken to a morgue.
Swinehart came to this city from Tiosa with the family in 1899 when Marion Swinehart was elected county recorder. Afterwards they moved to Mishawaka, where the father was killed in a
factory six years ago. Ormond, who married Miss Nellie AULT, a daughter of
the late Charles AULT, remained here, working at various times as court
reporter, later being made reporter at Plymouth by Judge BERNETHA. In March,
1911, he lost his wife, by whom he had one child, Robert [SWINEHART], aged 10,
who makes his home here with his grandmother, Mrs. AULT.
Swinehart evidently had gone to Mishawaka to visit his mother, who with two sons and two daughters, resides there. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Celia SHEETS of Plymouth, and two children, Genevieve [SWINEHART] aged two and Marion [SWINEHART] aged eight months. During recent years, Swinehart, sobered by earlier experiences, is said to have lived a straight life.
Funeral Thursday morning at nine o'clock in Plymouth.
Mrs. Laura V. MOORE, age fifty-five, widow of Dr. J. M. MOORE, of Mexico, died after a brief illness and was buried at Logansport Sunday.
Omer A. VanLUE, son of Milo and Clara VanLUE, was born in Rochester township
December 23, 1882, and died at his home in Henry township June 1, 1915. Aged 23
years, five months and eight days.
He was united in marriage with Grace M. SWARTZLANDER, May 27, 1903. To this union was born one son, Myron J. [VanLUE]. The deceased was converted when quite young and lived a good and upright life. He suffered several months with a complication of diseases. He leaves a wife and one son; father and mother and two brothers. The funeral services were held at Mt. Hope U. B. church, Thursday, June 3, 1915. Rev. J. O. TODD of Westerville, Ohio preached the sermon. Interment at Hoover cemetery.
Wednesday, June 9, 1915
Isaac KEIM, a lifelong resident of the Gilead neighborhood, died Tuesday
afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel WILHOIT, in Akron. Mr. Keim
was sick for some time.
Deceased was about 75 years of age. Until a few years ago he lived on a farm near Gilead and recently he moved to Akron. He leaves a son, Charles KEIM, of near Gilead and a daughter, Mrs. Samuel WILHOIT of Akron. Funeral services, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of the daughter in Akron.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Gaerte Cemetery, Perry Twp.: Isaac KEIM, 1846-1915, ae 69y-2m-17d; Hetty KEIM, 1845-1906, ae 60y-6m-8d]
In connection with the death of Ormond E. SWINEHART, formerly of Rochester,
who was struck by a car at Mishawaka Tuesday morning, a peculiar incident is
published concerning his sister, Stella [SWINEHART], who was working on the
switch board at the Home telephone office in Mishawaka the night of the
She was calling various places and telling of the accident and the manner in which it happened without knowing the name of the person. While an undertaking establishment was telling the name of the man over the telephone Miss Swinehart overheard it and ran screaming to the parlors telling it was her brother.
Ormond was expected at the Mishawaka home of his mother, Mrs. Carrie SWINEHART, that evening as he was in the city to purchase furnishings for a new home he had recently completed. It is believed that his death was due to heart failure as he had been ailing from this for several weeks.
The failure of the emergency brakes according to the motorman who said that
he made every effort to stop his car by these means, cost Swinehart his life.
Through an inadvertence, The SENTINEL, Tuesday stated that the victim's first wife's maiden name was Nell AULT. It should have been Nellie ORR, daughter of Mrs. Charles ORR.
Jacob PERSCHBACHER will go to Plymouth where he will Thursday attend the funeral of the late Ormond SWINEHART.
Thursday, June 10, 1915
Those from Rochester who attended the funeral of Ormond SWINEHART at Plymouth this morning were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SHOBE, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. GOOD, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. WRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac EMMONS and Jacob PERSCHBACHER.
Friday, June 11, 1915
SUSPECT MURDER IN SWINEHART KILLING
South Bend, Ind., June 11 -- Evidence tending to show that Ormond E. SWINEHART, whose body was run over by a traction car near Mishawaka Monday night, was murdered and that his death was not the result of an accident as had been supposed was introduced at the coroner's inquest here Thursday.
The motorman of the interurban car testified that the track appeared to be greasy and that he failed to get any response from his air brakes when he turned them on as he saw Swinehart's body lying on the tracks. He said the brakes worked all right before and after the accident.
It was also learned that previously to his death, Swinehart cashed a large check in Mishawaka and started to walk to South Bend with some of his friends. The Mishawaka and South Bend police started a thorough investigation of the case after hearing the testimony.
Harry P. HURST, son of Mrs. Raymond BELT, died Tuesday, June 8th, after a few days serious sickness at Macy. The deceased was 42 years of age and leaves a mother and three half-sisters to mourn his departure. Funeral Thursday.
Saturday, June 12, 1915
Woodmen of Logansport will come to Rochester Sunday morning and unveil a
monument for Mrs. Sarah COPLEN, who was a member of the Woodmen Circle. This is
the first unveiling of a monument to be held in this city and a large crowd is
expected. Services at two o'clock at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: Sarah E. COPLEN, July 7, 1857 - Jan 30, 1915. Also NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: Sarah E. BALL married Simeon R. COPLEN, June 10, 1880]
ARREST SUSPECTS IN SWINEHART CASE
Plymouth, Ind., June 12 -- That South Bend officers have not given up the [Ormond E.] SWINEHART case is evidenced by the fact that two suspects have been arrested and that a detective has been at work in this city.
Wednesday, Charles LEWIS, restauranter, and a barber in Mishawaka were arrested on suspicion. Lewis gave bail, his brother and sister in South Bend going on his bond. Lewis does not bear a good reputation for truth, but if his statements are reliable he may prove a valuable witness in solving the mystery. Lewis landed in this city "broke" nearly two weeks ago, coming from Rochester, and it is said, with high recommendations from his home town. He was with Swinehart the night he was killed.
Mrs. Norton REED and children of Akron passed through this city this morning, en route to Michigan City where they will attend the funeral of a Mr. VanDUSEN.
Monday, June 14, 1915
Andrew P. HARTER, 62, prominent farmer and retired banker, was found dead
Saturday afternoon in his buggy near the Erie stock yards in Akron. Death was
caused by heart failure. A few minutes before Mr. Harter had told Howard WOLPERT,
a drayman, that he was very sick but did not ask for assistance. Mr. Harter was
at the yards superintending the loading of cattle.
Andrew Harter had for years been prominent in the life of Akron. Until a few years ago, before the institution was closed, he was president of the Citizens bank and in it, lost a large share of his fortune. Before moving to Akron he lived on a farm and after leaving the bank engaged in stock buying. Mrs. Harter, whose maiden name was Eva WOODS, is living. Mr. Harter leaves two sons, Howard HARTER of Chicago and Herbert HARTER of Akron, one brother, Charles [HARTER] of Akron and one sister, Mrs. Ab. HOOVER of Chicago.
Although not a member of the Methodist church, Mr. Harter contributed liberally to its support. Funeral Tuesday afternoon in Akron at 1:30 at the house.
Wabash, Ind., June 14 -- Mrs. Blanche TRACER, 20, a telephone operator at Disko, fifteen miles north of here, committed suicide Sunday afternoon by swallowing poison. The girl was dead when found by members of her family. The cause for her taking her life is not known although she had had matrimonial troubles.
Dr. W. F. SWITZER left Friday night for Fowler, Ind., to attend the funeral of his oldest sister, Mrs. James DARBY. - - - PLYMOUTH REPUBLICAN.
Tuesday, June 15, 1915
A. G. (Gus) SINKS 74, Civil war veteran and for 18 years deputy Rochester
township assessor, died Monday at 11:30 p.m. at his home on south Main street
after an illness of several weeks. Death was caused by anemia. Mr. Sinks' wife
and three sons who live in the West, were at the bedside.
Although they had given up hope a week ago, Mr. Sinks' death was a distinct shock to Rochester citizens. Because of his work as assessor, he was known to nearly every person in the city and made a host of friends, having a pleasant word for everyone. He was very active throughout his life and worked this spring in his regular capacity as assessor.
Augustus G. SINKS was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, February 13, 1841 and
became a resident of this county in 1844. He was the son of Frederick and Mary
SINKS. On October 13 1861, Mr. Sinks enlisted in Company K, 46th Indiana
Infantry. He took part in numerous battles among which were Port Gibson,
Champion Hill, Vicksburg, and later he participated in the Red River expedition.
He was discharged Sept. 15, 1865. On May 25, 1871, Mr. Sinks was married to Mary
ALSPACH who died in 1875. Alva SINKS, son by this union, is living. In 1877, Mr.
Sinks was married to Roanna I. BABCOCK, who is living. They were the parents of
two children who are living: Omar SINKS of Tulsa, Okla., and James SINKS of
After returning from the war, Mr. Sinks engaged in farming and at one time owned a large farm east of Rochester. In late years he has been living in this city.
Mr. Sinks was a member of the Baptist church and was a charter member both of the subordinate and encampment branches of the Odd Fellows lodge. He was for years a member of the McClung post, G.A.R. He was also a member of the Order of Ben Hur. On his discharge from the army, in '65, Mr. Sinks held the office of adjutant.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church, under the supervision of the Odd FEllows lodge, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating.
J. B. "Barney" NYE, brother of Grant NYE of this city and a former resident of this township (he lived on a farm east of Rochester) is dead at his home in Peru. He was 63 years old. He leaves four brothers who live in this county.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant NYE, Mr. and Mrs. Esly NYE and Miss Oatha NYE went to Peru this morning where they will attend the funeral of a brother.
Wednesday, June 16, 1915
Friends from all over the county attended the funeral of Andrew P. HARTER, which was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the farm home southwest of Akron. The house was crowded and many mourners were unable to hear the sermon. Rev. HUGHES of the Methodist church had charge.
The funeral of Gus SINKS, held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Baptist church, was largely attended, the G.A.R. and I.O.O.F. being in charge and Rev. G. C. CHANDLER, pastor of the deceased, officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, June 17, 1915
Ervin F. MOORE, a former resident of Argos, was instantly killed and his wife and son, as well as two servants of the family, more or less seriously injured near Beaumont, Texas, when his automobile was struck by a train.
Friday, June 18, 1915
John L. OLDEN, 85, died Tuesday at his home four miles east of Fulton. The
funeral was held Thursday at his home, short services being conducted by Rev. J.
N. HOLMES. Interment in the Amboy cemetery.
Mrs. Nancy CRABBS, 67, wife of John N. CRABBS, died suddenly Thursday night
at 12 o'clock at the home on west 12th street. Death was caused by a ruptured
Although Mrs. Crabbs had not been in good health for several years, she had been able to be up and around the home and her husband and children were not aware that death was so near. She passed away within ten minutes after taking ill. Mr. and Mrs. Crabbs have only lived in Rochester for about a year, moving here from the farm one mile west of Rochester where they lived for 20 years. They moved to the city on account of Mrs. Crabbs' health.
Deceased was born in Ohio, Sept. 19th, 1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John CARRATHERS, and was one of 11 children. On November 10, 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Crabbs were married in Ohio. They were the parents of six children, five of whom are living: James CRABBS, Chicago; L. E. CRABBS, Rochester; Mrs. A. D. MUTCHLER, Rochester; Mrs. John PASCHAL, Rochester, and Elmer CRABBS, Rochester. Deceased has three sisters and one brother living: Mrs. Sadie RUNNION, Mrs. Ida HAWN and Mrs. Mattie LINK and Mathias CARRATHERS, all of Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Crabbs moved to this county from Ohio 20 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral Sunday, the hour to be announced later.
Saturday, June 19, 1915
Robert C. OWENS, 74, Civil war veteran, died suddenly Saturday morning at
5:30 at the home of his son, Harry, in Macy, where he had been visiting since
Tuesday. Mr. Owens died while walking through the kitchen. He was talking to his
son when the attack of heart trouble, which killed him, came.
Robert Owens, known to nearly every citizen of Rochester, made his home this spring in a cottage at the lake. For over a year he had been in failing health and recently was confined at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles ROSS, in this city.
Mr. Owens was one of 12 children and was born in Pennsylvania, April 29th, 1841. The war record of the Owens family is well known, the father and seven sons enlisting in the Civil war, serving for four years. Robert enlisted at Peru in the 13th Indiana and remained until 1865. In 1867, he was married at Millark, near Rochester, to Miss Sarah GIFFORD. They were the parents of six children, five of whom are living: Mrs. Retta BROWN and Mrs. Clara CARTER of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Charles ROSS of Rochester, Harry OWENS, Macy, and Foster OWENS of Rochester. Mrs. Owens died in 1888.
Robert Owens lived in Rochester since 1865. About 13 years ago, he was the admiration of the community by dropping at once, all of his bad habits to lead a life which was above criticism. His complete reformation has been the subject of much praise. Mr. Owens was a member of the Methodist church and was a charter member of the G.A.R. post at Macy.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. J. N. CRABBS, Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. J. M. and E. J. CRABBS sons of the deceased, who reside in Chicago, are here.
Monday, June 21, 1915
The funeral of Robert C. OWENS was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
Mt. Zion church. A large number of the members of the G.A.R. attended.
The funeral of Mrs. John CRABBS, who died Thursday night, was held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. S. A. WARRINER officiating. Interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The following people from out of the city were here to attend the services: J. M. CRABBS and daughter of Chicago, E. J. CRABBS and family of Chicago; Rev. C. N. CRABBS of Chicago Junction, Ohio; Mrs. Sadie RUNNION, Ms. J. J. LINK and Mathias CARRITHERS of Attica, Ohio, and Mrs. A. J. SPRAUL and daughter Francis RUNNION of Van Wert, Ohio.
Tuesday, June 22, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., June 22 -- Albert D. TONER, 81 years old, was found dead in bed at his home in this town at nine o'clock this morning. The news of the death came as a shock to the residents of Kewanna and to the relatives of Mr. Toner as he was not known to be ill. The coroner and physicians were called and pronounced the death due to heart failure.
Mr. Toner was one of Fulton county's most prominent citizens and in his long life had been connected with practically every big enterprise here. He was in fact known as the builder of Kewanna and did more than any one man to build this town to its present size. He was one of the county's wealthiest men and leaves a fortune estimated at $100,000 and $150,000.
The sum includes two business blocks in Kewanna, the opera house, a hotel and several lots in the city. The Kewanna elevator, one of the largest in many counties, was at one time the property of Mr. Toner. Besides this property in Kewanna, he also possessed several farms in outlying districts. In a will made three years ago Mr. Toner deeded all of his property to four people, Mrs. Ida HOWELL, Mrs. Alice LEITER, Mrs. Lucile COOK and Flo McNITT. Mr. Toner was born in Fayette county, Indiana and came to Kewanna in 1842.
For 73 years of his life Mr. Toner resided in Kewanna, and watched it grow from a very few buildings into a thriving little center. After acquiring a large part of the real estate upon which the city is now built, he commenced to construct business blocks, erecting three, two of which he owned at his death. He served one term in the state legislature as democratic representative from Pulaski and Fulton counties. He became a prominent railroad contractor and constructed the Vandalia railroad grade from Logansport to Culver and the C. & O. railroad grade from North Judson to Fulton.
Mr. Toner was never married and leaves but few relatives. During the last few years of his life he was not as prominent as formerly but still retained an active interest in his affairs. He is well known over the state and was familiarly called the father of Kewanna. The funeral will be held in this city on Thursday, although complete arrangements have not yet been made public.
John William EMERSON died at his home in Liberty township June 21, 1915, age
68 years. He leaves a wife, daughter and three sons. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: John W. EMERSON, Dec. 14, 1846 - June 21, 1915; Sarah E. EMERSON, May 7, 1858 - Feb 27, 1939]
Wednesday, June 23, 1915
The funeral of Albert D. TONER will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock
at the home in Kewanna. A number of Rochester people will attend.
Thursday, June 24, 1915
THE INQUEST IS MADE PUBLIC
After a lengthy investigation, Coroner T. J. SWANTZ, Wednesday at South Bend pronounced the death of O. A. SWINEHART, who was killed by a south side Mishawaka car a few weeks ago, as accidental. The deceased met death shortly after midnight near the Orphan's Home. Rumors of murder and robbery could not be substantiated. Mr. Swinehart was reporter for the Marshall county circuit court at Plymouth.
Friday, June 25, 1915
Saturday, June 26, 1915
William G. DOWNEY, 79, father of County Treasurer Layman DOWNEY, died
Saturday morning at 11 o'clock in his farm home north of the city, after an
illness lasting a week. Death was due to complications following old age.
William Downey was born in Ohio, March 20, 1836 and was the last of nine children. About 40 years ago he moved to this county after living a few years near Denver. In 1865 he was married to Miss Alice GUYER, who survives him. They were the parents of three children, only one of whom, Layman Downey, is living. Mr. Downey was a farmer all of his life and was a charter member of the Christian church of this city. Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian church in this city.
After a long illness, Mrs. J. B. RUSH, 68, died Friday at noon at her farm
home near Mt. Zion. Death was caused by paralysis. Mrs. Rush was born December
7, 1846. Mr. Rush is living, but there are no children.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp.: John B. RUSH, Aug 11, 1846 - June 3, 1931; Frances A. RUSH, his wife, Dec 7, 1846 - June 25, 1915]
Monday, June 28, 1915
A telegram has been received by Rochester relatives announcing the death of
Mrs. Frank RADER, which occurred Monday morning at the home in Toledo, Ohio.
Mrs. Rader had been ill for several years with tuberculosis and hopes for her
recovery had been given up some time ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank RADER and family moved away from Rochester about three years ago. Mrs. Rader, whose maiden name was Hattie HOUSELY, was born in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Her mother died when she was very young and Mrs. Rader was reared by her uncle, T. H. AVERY. Her father, Richard HOUSELY, is living. Mrs. Rader came to Rochester over 20 years ago to work for Beyer Brothers and while here, met Mr. Rader. They were the parents of five children, Harry [RADER], Vivian [RADER], Ralph [RADER], Fred [RADER] and Howard [RADER]. For years they lived at the corner of 14th and Main streets in this city.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon in Toledo. A number of Rochester friends and relatives will attend.
The court house officials attended the funeral of William G. DOWNEY, which was held Monday afternoon at the Christian church. A large number of people were present.
Tuesday, June 29, 1915
Mrs. Edith HOOD, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson A. SMITH,
at four o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was caused by complications following a
cancer, with which Mrs. Hood had been ill for the past year. The body was sent
to Winona, Ill., Tuesday morning, Dr. and Mrs. SMITH accompanying it there.
Mrs. Hood was not long a resident of Rochester, having moved here only about a year ago from Winona. She lived on south Madison street. Upon becoming ill, she was moved to the home of her daughter on west 11th street, and had since resided there.
Mrs. Hood leaves but one daughter, her husband having died many years ago. Burial at her former home at Winona on Wednesday.
The following people from out-of-town were here to attend thefuneral of the late W. G. DOWNEY, Monday: Mr. and Mrs. E. A. GUYER, Gas City; Mr. James DOWNEY, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. MARTIN and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MARTIN, Lafayette; Scott GUYER, LaPorte; Miss Laura STONE, Inwood; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson MARTINDALE, Plymouth; Mr. and Mrs. Walter DOWNEY, Gordon DOWNEY and Miss Vera GUYER, Wabash; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall ALGER and daughter, Fern [ALGER], Mrs. Henry EILER, Mrs. A. J. CLARK, Russell CLARK, Frankie CLARK, Laketon; Mr. and Mrs. Ed ALGER, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar WARD, North Manchester; Mrs. James MITCHELL and Mrs. H. S. MACKEY, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DOWNEY, Tipton; Mr. and Mrs. A. D. GUYER, Wagoner; Roy GUYER, Denver; George GUYER, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. Frank HATHAWAY, Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Howard ALGER, Laketon; Mr. and Mrs. John HUDKINS, Kewanna; Mr. and Mrs. Palmer FELTY, Kewanna and Mr. and Mrs. Eli MICHOLS, Mexico.
Dr. B. F. DAWSON went to Toledo, O., this morning where he will attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Frank RADER.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson MARTINDALE of Lewis street, went to Rochester Monday to attend the funeral of a cousin. - - - PLYMOUTH DEMOCRAT.
Wednesday, June 30, 1915
Frances Angeline TANQUARY was born Dec. 7, 1846 and died June 25, 1915, aged 68 years, six months and 18 days. On the 19th day of May, 1870, she was united in marriage with John B. RUSH. At the age of 12 years she was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. Having moved to the vicinity of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church, she united with that chrch about the year 1907. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, one brother, one sister, and many nephews and nieces, neighbors and friends.
Thursday, July 1, 1915
Mrs. John TILDEN died this afternoon at three o'clock in her home on west
Ninth street. Particulars will be published later.
Mrs. Nancy HIATT, 64, who lived in the Germany neighborhood, died Wednesday morning after a long illness. Death was caused by liver trouble. She leaves two children. Her husband died several years ago. Funeral Friday afternoon at the Bethel M.E. church.
J. T. LISTON received word this morning from his wife that her father, J. A. SHAFFER, had died Wednesday night at his home in Bennets Switch. Mr. Liston left immediately for the Miami county town. Mr. Shaffer had not been expected to live for a long time. He was 82 years old and his death was due to old age.
Friday, July 2, 1915
Mrs. Emma TILDEN, 37, W. 9th St., died at her home Thursday afternoon, death
being caused by gall stones. She had been ill for some time and was recently
taken to Woodlawn hospital where she was operated upon. It was thought that she
was on the road to recovery, but she suffered a relapse.
Mrs. Tilden was the wife of Jonathan P. TILDEN. The family moved here from their home near Fulton in March, 1914. Mrs. Tilden was born in Cass county on Sept. 26, 1878. She was the mother of five children, four of whom are still living: Dennis E. [TILDEN], Ethel H. [TILDEN], Clyde A. [TILDEN] and Carl V. [TILDEN]. All are young. Funeral at Twelve Mile at 2:30 o'clock Saturday.
Hattie May HOUSLEY, daughter of Richard A. and Annie F. HOUSLEY, was born in Paris, Ill., Aug. 16, 1868, and died at her home, 1452 Fernwood ave., Toledo, Ohio, June 28, 1915, aged 45 years, 10 months and 12 days. Deceased was united in marriage with Frank D. RADER, at Grand Rapids, O., Dec. 28 1893. To this union were born five children, Henry A. [RADER], Flora Vivian [RADER], Ralph A. [RADER], Fred D. [RADER] and Howard T. [RADER], all of whom survive the mother together with the bereaved husband, her father, one sister, Mrs. Flora A. COLE, of Toleco. The funeral was held at the family residence June 30, 1915 thence to Portage, Ohio, by automobile, 30 miles for interment. The funeral services at the residence were conducted by Rev. N. S. BRACKNEY, pastor of the Y Mission, Toledo. The services at the cemetery were conducted by the Rev. Chas. F. FULKERSON, pastor of Asbury M.E. church, Toledo, of which church the deceased was a member. The body was buried beside the grave of her paternal grandfather, near a spot chosen by her father for his own burial when that last rite shall become necessary. Following the death of her mother, in 1871, Hattie was taken into the family of her uncle, Thos. D. AVERY, at Bowling Green, Ohio, with whom she resided until grown to womanhood.
Saturday, July 3, 1915
Monday, July 5, 1915
[no paper - holiday]
Tuesday, July 6, 1915
Max [FENSTERMACHER], 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus FENSTERMACHER,
and friend of everybody in Rochester, died at the home of his parents, corner
Pontiac and Seventh streets, early Monday morning. Death was due to lockjaw,
which developed suddenly before tetanus serum, which was administered, could
avert the disease.
The wound which caused tetanus resulted from Max having run a two inch sharp splinter in his foot over a week before his death, while jumping in the newly trimmed hedge surrounding the J. E. Beyer home. The wood passed cleanly through his shoe. The foot received immediate attention and it was thought that there would be no trouble. Friday, however, more of the splinter was taken out of his foot and Saturday the first signs of tetanus were found. Dr. Howard SHAFER was summoned and administered over 600 units of tetanus serum, but to no avail.
Max was the only child of A. M. and Florence FENSTERMACHER. He was born Jan. 15, 1897. When about nine months of age he had an illness which resulted in his whole life being one of constant care. Unable to attend school because of his ill health, he became a great reader and was especially conversant along the lines of ancient history and electricity. He was devoted to his home and the care which his mother had bestowed on him was fully reciprocated.
Funeral services at the home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
S. S. MUTCHLER and family, Howard MUTCHLER and family and Charles MUTCHLER went to Monterey Sunday where they attended the funeral of the infant daughter of Mrs. La Vesta WASHBURN. Mrs. Washburn is a niece of S. S. Mutchler.
Wednesday, July 7, 1915
Word was received here Wednesday morning by Mrs. C. J. LORING that injuries
received Tuesday morning when dragged by a runaway team of plunging colts
beneath a hay tedder, resulted in the death of her nephew, Harry KINTZEL, 19, of
Kintzel's team took fright at a passing interurban car, which was stopped until the team could be caught. The frightfully mangled, but still breathing boy, was taken to Warsaw on the car, but died soon afterward.
Edward BLACKBURN, 43, died at the home of his mother in Peru Tuesday
afternoon at two o'clock. Deceased had never recovered from the effects of a
paralytic stroke sustained in this city about a year ago.
In April he was stricken with Bright's disease and has been confined to his bed most of the time since. Besides the mother he is survived by two brothers, William [BLACKBURN] and Perry [BLACKBURN], of Rochester, and one sister, Elizabeth [BLACKBURN], of Wabash; also two small children who are at the home of a grandparent in Rochester. His wife preceded him in death about four years ago.
Mrs. Marget WARREN, formerly of Rochester, died at her home in Hamlet and was
buried at Richland Center, Tuesday, July 6, at 9 p.m. [sic] She leaves one
sister, mother of Mrs. James WILSON, of Maxinkuckee. - - - MAXINKUCKEE ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Richland Center Citizens Cemetery, Richland Twp: Marget SHAKES WARREN, d. July 3, 1915, ae 82y-10m-7d; David U. WARREN, d. Jan 17, 1865, ae 35y-3m-17d]
Mr. and Mrs. Louis WHEELER are at this place to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Ira BUCK of New York. Funeral in Plymouth Monday at 10 p.m. [sic]. - - - MAXINKUCKEE ITEMS.
Thursday, July 8, 1915
The funeral of Edward BLACKBURN, who died in Peru, was held here this morning (Thursday) at the Evangelical church.
Oliver HASTY, of Huntington, father of Mrs. Edward LEVERTON, a former resident of Rochester, is dead.
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. LORING this afternoon attended the funeral of Mrs.
Loring's nephew, Harry KINTZEL, of Etna Green, killed Tuesday under a hay tedder.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Indiana Cemeteries, Etna Cemetery, Etna Twp.: Harry Gale KINTZEL, Jan 31, 1896 - July 5, 1915]
Friday, July 9, 1915
James H. NAFE, 79, a prominent farmer living near Germany, died Thursday
night about twelve o'clock after a long illness caused by kidney trouble.
Funeral Sunday afternoon at the farm home.
James Nafe was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John NAFE. In 1852, he moved to this county and 55 years ago was married and since then resided on the farm where he died. Mr. and Mrs. Nafe were the parents of six children and four sons are living, Clyde [NAFE] of Texas, Charles [NAFE] of Chicago, Eugene [NAFE] and Earl NAFE who live near Germany. Mr. Nafe leaves two brothers, Jonathan [NAFE] of Chicago and David [NAFE], who lives in Florida.
Mr. Nafe took an active interest in the community where he resided and all of his life was a staunch supporter of the democratic party. He was a member of the Adventist church.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: James H. NAFE, 1836-1915; Sarah E. NAFE, 1837-1931]
The funeral of Mrs. John LOUGH, mother of Chas. HUNNESHAGEN of this city, took place at Bruce Lake, Wednesday afternoon.
Saturday, July 10, 1915
Lewis MURPHY, age 63, a retired farmer, died at his home in Akron Thursday
night. He leaves a sife and several children.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Lewis MURPHY, father, Dec 20, 1847 - July 10, 1915]
Monday, July 12, 1915
Tuesday, July 13, 1915
Word was received here Tuesday morning of a sad sequel to the suicide a month ago of Mrs. August TRASTER, Disko telephone operator, her husband [August TRASTER] having killed himself by taking carbolic acid in the Erie depot at Disko, early Monday evening. Traster, who works at North Judson, had been called to Disko to make arrangements for the care of his two years and eight months old children and had decided to take the younger back with him. He went to the station in time to catch the afternoon west bound train, but permitted it to pass, saying he guessed he would go east at night. The agent left, but returned later with a patron, and while they were there Traster took the acid and died before aid could be obtained.
Cleon NAFE arrived Saturday to attend the funeral of his grandfather, James NAFE, which was held Sunday. He will return Wednesday to Peru, where he is employed.
Wednesday, July 14, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., July 14 -- Using a common kitchen knife, James SEARCH, aged about 50, who lived three miles southeast of Kewanna, this morning, about nine o'clock, succeeded in cutting his head half off, dying before a doctor could reach the scene. He is believed to have been insane.
Search made his home with his brother, Tom [SEARCH], and two sisters, none of whom had ever been married. The deceased had spent seven years in Longcliff asylum, returning home four years ago. Since then several attempts had been made to return him, but they were unsuccessful.
Search was in an upstairs bedroom when the act was committed. The sisters, hearing a strange noise, investigated, only to find their brother wallowing in his own blood. They called a doctor, but to no avail. The self-inflicted wound was exceedingly deep, leading the doctor to believe that several gashes had been made. Funeral Friday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Twp.: James M. SEARCH, 1863-1915]
James Henry NAFE was born in Liverpool, Penn., May 8th, 1836. From there, at
the age of 12, he moved, with his father and mother, John and Mary NAFE, and
three brothers, to a place near Belleone [sic], O. At the age of 17 and in the
year 1853, he came with his parents and four brothers, by wagon and teams, thru
an almost unbroken forest and unbridged streams, from Ohio to Indiana and
settled upon the farm in the exact spot where his son, Eugene P. NAFE, now
Working his way and saving, he managed to attend several terms of school at an academy at Logansport, Ind. He afterwards taught winter school for seven years and worked on the farm. He taught night school for a number of years, to which came many of the early and pioneer settlers.
Soon after coming to Indiana, and in 1853, he met Sarah Elizabeth MEHRLING, who had
moved from near the same place in Ohio 3 years earlier and settled below
Leiters Ford, on the farm now owned and occupied by her brother, William
MEHRLING. James H. Nafe and Sarah E. Mehrling were married April 19, 1868.
In 1858, at the age of 22, he was converted and joined the Methodist church and was an active member until in 1866, at a meeting conducted by J. T. WAGONER and one Jacob SHAFER he united with the Second Advent church of which he was an active and devoted member.
In 1860, soon after their marriage, he purchased this body of land. It was then in woods and marshes and for years the struggle was waged between defeat and success. His indomitable purpose and energy prevailed. He had all the qualities needed in those early settlers to make this country what it is today. James H. Nafe was a man of many parts. He turned his land to many things. He tried in many ways to serve the community. He taught at night, free of charge, singing school, geography school, arithmetic school, when such opportunities were rare and needed. He had his own blacksmith shop, and could shoe a horse, iron a wagon, make many tools and mend all of them, build a sleigh, a wagon, plough, harrow and hay rake. He always ran threshing machinery, power cider mill, saw mill, was an expert machinist, carpenter and painter, was at one time postmaster, merchant and grain buyer. For a number of years he preached on Sunday to his church and farmed all week.
In 1873, when much sickness prevailed, and in an unsubdued country, where doctors were busy and hard to summon and after the loss of two baby sons very close together, he took a course in medicine. He never graduated as a physician and never practiced medicine, though he had a hard time keeping from it. He always kept on hand a supply of home remedies, first aid and family medicines for the family and neighbors. His life was a busy one and much devoted to helping others. His own health was almost always good until about two years ago, when be began to suffer from the malady which carried him away at 10 minutes before 12 o'clock last Thursday night, July 8th, 1915, at the ripening age of 79 years and two months, loved by his neighbors and much esteemed by a wide circle of friends.
There survive him his widow, Sarah E. NAFE, two brothers, David S. [NAFE] and Jonathan C. [NAFE], four sons, Clyde V. [NAFE], Eugene P. [NAFE], Charles A. [NAFE] and H. Earl NAFE, their wives and fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Though his name may never be written on any page of this country's history, yet it has been stamped ineffaceably upon the hearts and memories of his fellowmen whom he enduringly and tirelessly loved and served to the end. - - - -
Thursday, July 15, 1915
SUIT IS FILED TO BREAK WILL OF A. D. TONER
The nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews of A. D. TONER, who died at his home in Kewanna June 22nd, leaving an estate valued at $100,000, have filed suit in the Fulton circuit court contesting the last will drawn July 13, 1903. The defendants' names in the suit are Ida E. HOWELL, Lucille COOK, Flo McNITT, William H. McNITT, John LEITER, Alice LEITER, Henry D. HOWELL and Hugh W. COOK.
The complaint which involves the largest estate ever brought into court in this county, alleges that Albert D. TONER was of unsound mind when the will was drawn, that it was illegally executed and lastly, that the will itself was not his act and deed. Stress is laid upon the fact that Mr. Toner never married and that the four women to whom he left his estate are married.
Several years before Mr. Toner died, he deeded all of his property to Ida E. Howell, Lucille
COOK, Flo McNITT and Alice LEITER. In the will made in 1902, Mrs. Emma E.
CLELAND was named as a beneficiary, but she died before Mr. Toner passed away.
Mrs. Ida E. Howell and Mrs. Alice Leiter are the daughters of Mrs. Emma Cleland
and Mrs. Lucille Cook and Mrs. Flo McNitt are the daughters of Mrs. Alice Leiter.
For 50 years A. D. Toner lived at the home of Mrs. Emma Cleland. Her husband,
who was a physician, died about 25 years ago.
The plaintiffs in the suit to break the will are Melissa A. CALVIN, Edward STUBBS, Harriet J. URBIN, John M. TONER, Jesse A. TONER, Albert D. TONER, Jr., and Schuyler C. STUBBS. They assert that 10/16 of the estate rightfully belongs to them. The suit is filed through the firm of Holman, Bernetha and Bryant. Nearly all of the people involved in the suit are prominent in the political and social life of this county.
Friday, July 16, 1915
Dennis DONOVAN, formerly a resident of near Marshtown, died at Longcliff hospital, Logansport, Sunday night. Funeral at St. Ann's church, Grass Creek, Tuesday.
Saturday, July 17, 1915
Mrs. Isabelle COOK, 68, wife of Geo. COOK, died Friday evening at 10 o'clock
at her home, 1300 Bancroft ave. Mrs. Cook had been sick for some time with a
tumor but her illness did not become serious until recently.
Isabelle Hester ONSTOTT, daughter of Andrew and Agnes ONSTOTT, was born January 23, 1847 in Wabash county, Ind. She grew to womanhood at the place of her birth and united in marriage with George COOK of Miami county, on January 10, 1866. There were born to this union six children, two of whom, an infant son and Stella May [COOK], 28, preceded their mother in death. Surviving are Marietta NEWCOMB, Elmer S. [COOK], Avery B. [COOK], and Howard O. [COOK], all of this city, and their father. Deceased has lived in Fulton county near Ebenezer and in this city for 42 years, and all who knew her were her friends.
Funeral at house Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
Oliver RHINESMITH, a well known farmer, died Friday evening at his farm home
west of the South Germany church. He was past 70 years of age and leaves a wife
and three children. He took sick last spring and since then suffered two strokes
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, South Germany Cemetery, Richland Twp.: Oliver P. RHINESMITH, d. July 16, 1915, ae 69y-5m-5d; Elizabeth RHINESMITH, wife of O. P., d. Dec. 26, 1888, ae 35y-6m-24d. ALSO NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: Oliver P. RHINESMITH m. Elizabeth L. BEEHLER, Jan 1, 1877, and m. Flora B. POLLY, Oct 31, 1889]
The funeral of Alfred YELTON, who died Thursday night at Leiters from cancer
of the stomach, will be held Sunday morning at ten o'clock at Leiters. He leaves
Monday, July 19, 1915
Without a minute's warning, death visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
WALLER Sunday afternoon at 1:10 taking away the wife and mother.
The end came so soon, with an attack of heart trouble, that the children who were near, were unable to reach the bedside before Mrs.Waller passed away. On the 23rd of last September, Mrs.Waller was 68 years of age. Deceased has been very ill for over three weeks. About one year ago she fell breaking her hip and since then had been in ill health.
Mrs. Amanda WALLER [Amanda OFFTERDINGER], was born in Delaware county, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August OFFTERDINGER, Sept. 23rd, 1846. On Dec. 24th, 1865, she was married to David A. WALLER. They were the parents of 10 children, four of whom passed away after growing to manhood. The six children living are: Rev. Grant A. WALLER of Fortville, Ind.; H. Emerson WALLER of Fowler, Ind.; Miss Maude BROWN of Rochester; Mrs. Lora GRAY of Fulton; Mrs. Martha SMITH of Rochester and Ray WALLER of Okemah, Okla. There also survive two brothers and one sister, Albert OFFTERDINGER of Delaware county; Luther OFFTERDINGER of Big Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. E. J. MARSHALL of Mt. Summit, Ind.
Mrs. Waller has been a resident of Rochester for nine years, moving here from Benton county, Ind. She has been a member of the Christian church, when living in Illinois. Funeral Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. Interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. W. R. MORELY of Arlington, Ia. is here on account of the death of Mrs. D. A. WALLER.
Tuesday, July 20, 1915
Friends here have received word of the recent death in California of Gabriel GURWIN, who married Miss Mayme MONTGOMERY formerly of this city. Mrs. Gurwin will come to Chicago to make her home with her sister Miss Nettie [MONTGOMERY].
As the result of injuries sustained in a runaway last Thursday afternoon,
Harrison IRVIN, 27, died at the Woodlawn hospital Tuesday at one o'clock. The
end, although expected, came as a great shock to his relatives and friends.
The accident which resulted in the young man's death occurred Thursday afternoon while he was helping unload lumber at the Lake Erie yards. A local train was passing. Irvin was holding the horse by the bit when the animal started to run, throwing him against the cars. He let go and the frightened horse pulled the wagon over his body. The injuries which resulted in death were located over and under the stomach and the attending physicians said at once that little hope could be held for his recovery.
Harrison Irvin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton IRVIN who conduct a landing at the lake. For years he worked at the Barrett lumber yard. He leaves a wife, a son, one brother, Ernest IRVIN, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. Walter McCALL. Mrs. Irvin was formerly Miss Grace BARRETT.
Friends who wish to view the body of the late Mrs. D. A. WALLER, may do so on
Wednesday morning until 9:30 o'clock at the south Main street residence. Funeral
services at 10:30.
Wednesday, July 21, 1915
David Albert YELTON, 56, son of Robert M. and Jane YELTON, was born in Fulton county, Ind., July 9th, 1859. He was educated in the schools of this county and lived here all of his life. His father, Robert M., three brothers, William [YELTON] of Leiters, S. G. [YELTON] of Ora and Alonzo [YELTON] of Michigan, and one sister, Mrs. May MAPLE of Peru, and wife, Rosa Belle [YELTON], survive. He was married to Rosa Belle RARRICK Nov. 9th, 1879 and one child was born to them, Mamie Edith [YELTON], who is dead.
Jerome RARRICK of Logansport visited at Leiters Ford Sunday and attended the funeral of Albert YELTON. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Mrs. Margaret JOHNSON, mother of Mrs. Frank JONES, George GUISE, Mrs. Charles MONEYSMITH and Beneville GUISE and Schuyler JOHNSTON, died at the home of her son, Schuyler Johnston, Friday night, aged 79 years. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Samuel MUSSELMAN, 96, died at Chili and was buried there Monday afternoon. He was one of the oldest citizens of Miami county.
The funeral of Harrison IRVIN will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the home on south Monroe street, Rev. F. Z. BURKETTE of Van Wert, O., in charge. Interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. BUNN and daughter, Madge [BUNN], Nora BLACKBURN and Fred MEISER attended Oliver RINESMITH'S funeral Monday. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Thursday, July 22, 1915
A telegram was received here Wednesday evening from California announcing the
death of Mrs. Charles BLAKELY, daughter of Mrs. Josephine BELL of north Monroe
street. No particulars as to the cause are known.
Mrs. Blakely [Lulu BEALL] was formerly a resident of Rochester and the first wife of Ezra "Bud" WARE of this city. They had one son, Thomas [WARE], who has been in California with his mother and who is a graduate of the local high school. It is thought that the body will be brought here for burial.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages, 1836-1983: Ezra I. WARE m. Lulu BEALL, Oct. 19, 1890]
Margaret [BEITZ], daughter of Benjamin and Sarah BEITZ was born in Jackson
township, Northumberland county, Pa., Oct 5th, 1835. On Nov. 22nd, 1835, she was
baptized and was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran church by Rev. August
BERGNER, April 28th, 1851. She was united in marriage with Peter GUISE in 1855
and to this union five children were born. One daughter preceded her in death.
Those living are George [GUISE] and Beneval P. GUISE and Mrs. Frank JONES and
Mrs. Charles MONESMITH. Soon after their marriage they moved to Pulaski county,
Indiana and settled in the woods near Bruce Lake.
Mr. Guise died October 5th, 1865, leaving his widow in care for the family and the home they had made. Mrs. Guise was again united in marriage with Samuel JOHNSON. To this union was born four children, one daughter and three sons. The daughter and two sons are dead, one son, R.
D. JOHNSON, living. Mr. Johnson died Oct. 4th, 1882. She was a faithful wife,
a loving and kind mother, a good neighbor. She passed away July 18th, 1915 at
the home of her son, S. D. Johnson, in Fulton county at the age of 79 years nine
months and 13 days.
Five children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren are left to mourn her death.
The funeral services were held at Bruce Lake Reform church and were conducted by Rev. Thomas WHITTAKER assisted by the pastor of Lake Bruce church.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. TURNER of Warsaw were among those who attended the funeral of the late Harrison IRVIN this afternoon.
Friday, July 23, 1915
Harrison S. IRVIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton IRVIN, was born near Talma,
Indiana, January 12th, 1888; departed this life July 20th, 1915, aged 27 years,
six months and eight days.
He was married to Miss Grace BARRETT, Oct. 23rd, 1907, and to this union was born one son, Barrett [IRVIN], who is six years old. Besides his parents and a host of friends, the deceased leaves one brother, Ernest [IRVIN], and two sisters, Mrs. Harry CHAMBERLAIN and Mrs. Walter McCALL. One brother prededed him, Stephen [IRVIN], who was only 12 years old at the time of his death.
Brother Irvin was an honored and esteemed member of Kankakee Tribe, No. 151, Improved Order of Red Men, and peculiarly devoted to its principles of Freedom, Friendship and Charity. The evidence of the esteem in which he was held by this organization is shown in the fact of his promotion in the several chairs. Only his untimely accident prevented his promotion to the highest chair, which would have occurred on last Friday evening.
During the last four years he has been in the employ of A. J. BARRETT and has always been considered one of the most valuable employes by his employer. Previous to these years, Mr. Irvin was engaged in the decorating business for a number of years. Funeral Thursday p.m., Rev. F. Z. BURKETTE officiating.
"I don't have to sit down."
And then, Arthur GUTHIER, 16, of Huntington, fell out of a canoe Friday night about 12 o'clock in 60 feet of water south of Round Island at Lake Manitou and never came to the surface. His body, hours later, had not been found.
Guthier's companions, Jack METZ, Curtis CASPAR and Marvin KLINGER, who witnessed the accident, made no report or effort to arouse the lake residents until 5:30 this morning, when Klinger and Caspar told the young man's parents who are staying at the Bearss cottage in Fox park, that their son was drowned. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward GUTHIER, would not believe the boys and only after repeated questions, did they become alarmed and notify Rochester officers who are now dragging the lake.
No reason, other than that they did not want to worry the parents, was advanced by the boys, when questioned, as to why they did not raise an alarm at once. According to the story told by Marvin Klinger of Huntington, who is a guest of the Guthiers, they left the cottage with Jack Metz of Rochester and Curtis Caspar, of Peru, Ind., who is a guest at the West Side, about seven o'clock. Caspar was with Guthier in a canoe and Klinger and Metz took a row boat. After spending several hours visiting girls at Wolf's Point, they rowed to Big Island where, according to the story told by Klinger, they secured several bottles of beer. Jack Metz said that Guthier drank
two bottles of beer. After spending a little time at the island, they rowed
toward Fairview hotel expecting to attend a dance, but when they arrived the
hotel was dark. The boys then started toward home but for some reason not
explained, they got off of the straight course and when in front of Round
Island, about 500 feet from the shore, Guthier stood up in the canoe.
His companion, Caspar, yelled, "Sit down," and Guthier replied, "I don't have to sit down." Then he lost his balance and fell out of the canoe backwards. The canoe did not upset and the boys following in the row boat soon arrived at the spot. They would not believe that Guthier was in the lake. They rowed around over the spot for several minutes but could not find a trace of the lost youth; Even his hat could not be seen. The boys then rowed to the West Side hotel where Klinger remained all night with Caspar. Metz came to the city and did not say a word to anybody about the accident until Saturday morning about seven o'clock.
The news of the boy's death was abruptly broken to the parents Saturday morning at 5:30 when Caspar and Klinger came to the cottage. They then did not volunteer the information, until the boy's brothers repeatedly asked concerning Arthur. The mother was standing on the porch when Caspar, who is about 18, said "He drowned last night."
Arthur Guthier was the youngest of six sons of Edward GUTHIER, a saloon keeper living in Huntington. He is a brother of Hubert GUTHIER, who plays on the local ball team. The Guthiers came to the lake last Sunday, their first visit to Manitou. The young man had been an employee of the Orton Steinbrennen foundry at Huntington. His father said this morning that the boy had always been very reckless and hard to control. It is the first death in the family.
Marshal HAVEN went to the lake Saturday morning at eight o'clock to drag for the body. A large number of boats and several launches were on the scene. The water just south of Round Island is filled with stumps and the men had a hard time in working a drag.
The three younger children of Mr. and Mrs. Guthier left for the home in Huntington this morning. The parents with the older boys will remain here until the body is found.
Since the accident, the boys who were with Guthier have told several stories. They are deeply worried and Caspar said that neither he nor his friend Klinger closed their eyes Friday night. Klinger told the officers that they secured the beer of a cottage while he told several others that they purchased it at Big Island. Jimmy CARROL who was in charge of the island Friday evening, said that the boys were there about nine o'clock. He said that each drank a bottle of beer. Jack Metz said that the boys had been drinking before he joined them for the trip. All are under 21 and Klinger is only 15 years old.
At two o'clock the body had not been recovered despite the efforts of a number of men. If they are not successful today, a diver will probably be called from Chicago. It was rumored Saturday afternoon that Guthier's three companions may be held for a full investigation of the accident, but it is the opinion of the boys' friends that they are telling the truth. The theory is avanced that the boys were afraid to make a report of the accident at once after it happened because they did not want anyone to know that they had been drinking. Several wild tales of assault, etc., were current today. It was learned today that young Guthier was a good swimmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Delbert EWING went to Ft. Wayne Friday, called there by the sudden death of Mrs. Ewing's uncle.
Mr. and Mrs. John DEVORE and Clarence and Wm. RANNELLS motored to Peru this
morning to attend the funeral of a relative.
Monday, July 26, 1915
Miss Lula BEALL was born in Rochester, October 19, 1869 and died in Fresno, Calif., from the result of an operation for appendicitis on July 21, 1915. In October 1890 she was united in marriage with Ezra WARE and was later divorced. One child was born to the union, who has been living with his mother in Fresno. While in California she married C. W. BLAKELY, who survives, besides two brothers of Chicago, one sister in Michigan City and a mother of this city. Funeral was held Friday in California.
Tuesday, July 27, 1915
Wednesday, July 28, 1915
After taking part in the coroner's inquest this morning at Zimmerman's
morgue, Dr. Edgar HOFFMAN stated that Arthur GUTHIER, whose body was found in
Lake Manitou this morning, met death by drowning and that no evidence was found
which would lead the authorities to believe that he was a victim of foul play.
The physician said that because of the lad's condition at the time of the
accident, he probably did not make a struggle after he fell into the lake.
With the assistance of Doctors KING and HOFFMAN of Rochester, an autopsy was conducted this morning, at the Zimmerman morgue, by Coroner ROTH. The body was cut open and parts of the lung and lining of the stomach have been sent to Indianapolis for examination.
Little water was found in the lungs and no blood was found in the heart. The scalp was laid back but no marks of violence were found upon the skull. The hands and other parts of the body were examined closely, but no abrasions were found. The body was very much discolored and weighed twice as much as ordinarily. The inquest was attended by the three companions of Guthier and Curtis CASPAR'S father, Jacob CASPAR of Peru, ex-commissioner, who came to Rochester to be present. Hundreds of people were attracted to the morgue.
After being in the water for 100 hours, the body of Arthur Guthier, 16, who drowned in Lake Manitou Friday night, was found this morning at 4:30 o'clock by a brother, Harry GUTHIER, and Edward KLINE of Huntington.
As was generally expected, the body was in a bad state of decomposition. The Rochester officers were notified at once by Mr. Guthier, the father, and with the permission of the coroner, it was removed by the ambulance to Val Zimmerman's morgue.
Mr. Guthier and Mr. Kline were sitting in a boat near the spot where Jack METZ said the accident occurred when the former saw the head of the drowned lad come to the surface. As they needed help to get the body into the boat, John STEWART and Pontious ICE were called from Center Island. It was taken at once to the West Side landing. The body was found in about 20 feet of water. The young man's brothers, and several friends, have been watching the lake day and night since the accident occurred.
The finding of the body in nearly the same place as pointed out by the drowned boy's companions, bears out their story as told to the officers. County Coroner Stanley B. ROTH of Kewanna said that his verdict would be returned later.
It is said that the lad's body was found in the exact spot and on the same day as forecasted by the clarivoyant living south of Rochester. She made a statement regarding the hat which has not
been found, but it is not believed by anyone. Although it has been rumored on
the streets that Arthur Guthier met with foul play, it is the opinion of
everyone who talked to his companions that they have been telling a straight
story and are in no way responsiblek for the death. Because they were badly
frightened Friday night they made their mistake of not telling anyone about the
The body was shipped to Huntington this afternoon, the funeral to be held soon. The Guthier family, who have been here since the accident, thanked the officers and everyone else who helped search for the lad. They all left for home today.
Jack METZ, Curtis CASPAR and Marvin KLINKER, who were with Guthier when he fell out of the canoe, have been told by the police that they would not be needed any more. Caspar and Klinger will return home.
Thursday, July 29, 1915
Mrs. JORDAN received the sad news of the death of her brother, James Albert
SICKMAN, who died on last Saturday at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. The body was
brought to the home of his son, Herbert SICKMAN, on Monday. Funeral was held at
Bourbon on Tuesday and burial was made at Summit Chapel. He used to live near
here and will be remembered by many. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Summit Chapel Cemetery, Tippecanoe Twp.: James R. [sic] SICKMAN, April 25, 1855 - July 24, 1915; Alice SICKMAN, his wife, Aug 25, 1857 - Dec 19, 1897]
Friday, July 30, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. Dessa THOMPSON GALENTINE, formerly of Fulton, took place at Mentone Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to cancer.
After a long illness caused by a cancer, John NIXON, 69, died Thursday
evening at his home on north Main street.
Mr. Nixon had been a resident of Rochester for about 10 years, moving here from South Bend shortly after his marriage to Mrs. S. M. RUSSELL. For a number of years he was an employee of Beyer Brothers. He leaves two children, as the result of his first marriage, Clyde [NIXON] and Earl NIXON of Indianapolis. The mother is dead. His second wife is living and for a number of years has been conducting a millinery store on north Main St.
Funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Hoover's chapel, Rev. Geo. PULLMAN officiating.
Saturday, July 31, 1915
The body of Miss Frances Lucile CARR, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred CARR, who died in Hillsdale, Wisconsin Wednesday, was brought to Rochester
Saturday for funeral services.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr and family moved to Wisconsin from Rochester a year ago last spring. The oldest had been ill for about six weeks with Bright's disease. She leaves three sisters and one brother. Funeral Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical church at 2:30, Rev. George PULLMAN in charge.
Sheriff James COPLEN went to Pierceton Friday where he attended the funeral of a relative.
Monday, August 2, 1915 to Tuesday, August 3, 1915
Wednesday, August 4, 1915
With a broken left limb and right arm and fatal internal injuries, Moses H. LONGBRAKE, 65, of Burket, was extricated from beneath the home of his son-in-law, which had tottered and fallen upon him on Friday afternoon. He died two hours later.
Thursday, August 5, 1915 to Saturday, August 7, 1915
Monday, August 9, 1915
Alta Louise [CONKLE], two weeks old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. C. CONKLE, died Saturday afternoon at three o'clock after a short illness caused by inflamation of the bowels. The youngest child was one of four children. The funeral was held this morning (Monday) at 9:30 o'clock. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Huntington.
Tuesday, August 10, 1915
Wednesday, August 11, 1915
The body of Mrs. A. M. KLECKNER passed through Rochester this morning, going from her late home in Monterey to Bunker Hill, where she will be buried. She was a relative of J. T. LISTON of this city and of Mrs. Dean KILMER who formerly lived here. The funeral party traveled overland in automobiles, the body being carried in a motor hearse, probably the first one ever seen in this city. The funeral was in charge of the Felter, Adams & Allen Co., undertakers of Peru.
Mrs. Delbert EWING, Mrs. M. BITTERS, Mrs. Marguerite MILLER and Will J. ERWOOD went to Warsaw today to attend the funeral of Mrs. T. M. SNYDER.
Thursday, August 12, 1915
Cyrus LEEDY died at Longcliff Tuesday evening and was brought to the home of
Mrs. Margaret LEEDY Saturday and was buried at Richland Center Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. His age was 53 years, 10 months and nine days. Rev. McNEELY of
Tiosa had charge of the services. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Alfice BURNETT was born Oct. 31st, 1884 at Anderson, Ind., and died August 8, 1915 at Rochester, Ind. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Helen [BURNETT] 11 years old and Ruth [BURNETT] 9 years old. Also two sisters and three brothers who reside in Anderson. He was a glass blower by trade until two years ago when he became a victim of tuberculosis at Rochester, N.Y., later coming to Anderson, and then to Rochester, living in a tent until death relieved him at the home of his brother-in-law, Wm. COOK. He was a member of the Glass Blowers Union and also of the Eagle Lodge of Rochester, N.Y.
Friday, August 13, 1915 to Saturday, August 14, 1915
Monday, August 16, 1915
David LOUGH, a long time resident of this county, died Saturday in Anderson,
Ind., after a long illness caused by paralysis. The funeral was held Sunday at
two o'clock at the place of his death. He was 64 years of age.
The following tribute was paid Mr. Lough by his friend, John TROUTMAN, of this city:
"David Lough was one of the staunch men of Union township, honored and trusted by all who knew him. He filled many positions of trust, among others township trustee of his township two terms and was a candidate for county clerk once on the democratic ticket. The writer never knew any man with a more kindly, generous, hospitable, sunshine disposition than "Doc" LOUGH, as he was commonly called. To know him was to be his friend; to associate with him was to add to the pleasure of life. A wife, one daughter, one brother, Lewis M. LOUGH, two sisters, Mary Jane MOORE and Mrs. Lucinda BENNETT of Kewanna survive."
Tuesday, August 17, 1915 to Wednesday, August 18, 1915
Thursday, August 19, 1915
Lewis M. LOUGH, 80, a pioneer resident of this county, died Wednesday
afternoon at four o'clock at his farm home in the Sharon neighborhood.
Mr. Lough had been ill since the Leiters Ford picnic, when he contracted a cold. During his entire life, he had enjoyed the best of health, taking part in all of the activities of his community. Mr. Lough was an ex-trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township and for 50 years had been a member of the Masonic lodge. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Sharon church was built upon his farm. He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. Frank MOON, who lives near the home place, and Frank LOUGH of Leiters Ford. His brother, David LOUGH, died last week in Anderson, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. PeGAN and children were in Wabash Sunday attending the funeral of Mrs. PeGAN's young brother, who died after an operation for appendicitis. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Mrs. Main DEAMER and Mrs. A. O. FARRY received the sad news that their oldest
sister, in Ohio, had passed away Sunday morning at five o'clock. - - - MT. ZION
Kermit LELAND, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson LELAND of near Argos, fell from a haymow last Wednesday evening, and fractured his skull, death coming on the way to Plymouth where he was being taken to the hospital.
Friday, August 20, 1915
The funeral of Lewis M. LOUGH will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home in the Sharon neighborhood.
Saturday, August 21, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Val RAUSCH and daughter, Emily [RAUSCH], and Miss Katherine HECK attended the funeral of Mrs. Rausch's and Miss Heck's mother, Mrs. Christine HECK, which took place at Columbia City, Friday.
Monday, August 23, 1915
Mrs. Isadora GOSS, wife of William GOSS, and sister of Steve [PYLE], John
[PYLE] and Charles PYLE of this county, is dead at her farm home near Columbia
City as the result of injuries sustained Sunday when she fell down stairs.
Particulars of the accident are not known to the relatives here. Mrs. Goss was about 56 years old. About 15 years ago the family moved from Rochester and located on a farm near Columbia City. Mrs.Goss leaves four children, the oldest daughter being married and living in Florida. There also survive two sisters, Mrs. William BIBLER who lives in Ohio, and Mrs. George GOSS of this county.
The funeral arrangements have not been made, the family waiting to hear from the daughter in Florida.
Tuesday, August 24, 1915
Mrs. Mary SMITH, 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry McMILLEN,
near Green Oak, Monday night. Mrs. Smith had been ill or some time but death was
due to old age.
Mrs. Smith had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Henry McMILLEN for the past 17 years. Her husband died several years ago, leaving her the mother of four children, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Henry McMILLEN, Mrs. Emma ALFRED of Wisconsin, Mrs. James DWER, of Minnesota and F. E. SMITH of Chicago.
Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the home. Burial at the Five Corners cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Five Corners Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Mary M. SMITH, mother, Apr 4, 1829 - Aug 23, 1915]
The funeral of Mrs. William GOSS, who died at her home in Columbia City, will
be held in Rochester, Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Methodist church,
interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery. The body was brought here by auto hearse
Tuesday and may be viewed at the home of John PYLE from eight to 11 Wednesday.
The funeral of Mrs. Emma C. MOW, who died of heart failure at her home on
west Fourth street Saturday evening, will be held Wednesday afternoon at the
house, Rev. J. N. MARTIN of the United Brethren church officiating.
Mrs. Mow was born in Ohio, Aug. 10th, 1849. When very young she came to Rochester and when about 20 years of age married Ben DUSH. After their separation, she was married 28 years ago to John MOW who survives her. Mrs. Mow leaves two half-brothers, Anderson MOORE of Rochester, and Thomas MOORE of South Bend, and one half-sister, Mrs. Ida TUTTLE of Mentone. Her maiden name was Emma C. WOODRUFF. Mrs. Mow died very suddenly, as she had often wished. The body was found about one-half hour after death in a chair by John ICE, the young son of George ICE.
Lloyd GOSS of South Bend arrived this morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. William GOSS.
Wednesday, August 25, 1915
Thursday, August 26, 1915
Harrison H. HALTERMAN, 67, a life long resident of this township, died
Wednesday at 12:30 at his farm home four miles north of Rochester. Death came
after an illness of Bright's disease lasting two years.
Mr. Halterman leaves a wife, five sons and one daughter. He was married here December 31, 1877, to Miss Emma B. ORMSBEE. For a long time Mr. Halterman lived on a farm near Sand Hill church and last fall he moved to a newly constructed home just west of the church. The following children are living: Benjamin HALTERMAN of near Tiosa, Allie [HALTERMAN], who lives at home, Mrs. Dora SMITH of South Bend, Roy [HALTERMAN] of near Tiosa, Fred [HALTERMAN] of South Bend and Ralph [HALTERMAN] of Rochester.
Funeral at Sand Hill church Friday afternoon, Rev. McNEELY in charge. Interment at the Sand Hill cemetery.
Friday, August 27, 1915
After resting in a cemetery at Brewster, Kansas for two years, the body of
Mrs. Ellen WALBRIDGE was brought to Rochester Thursday and buried Friday
afternoon at two o'clock in the Odd Fellows cemetery by the side of the body of
her husband, Wilson CHERRY, who died in Rochester in 1871.
The body was accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. Nellie FENNO, of Goodland, Kansas. Other relatives here for the services were Mrs. Agnes DILWORTH and Mrs. John BIXLER of Argos and Mrs. Carrie BAHRINGER of Michigan City. They were guests of Mrs. Catherine JACKSON, who was a long time friend of Mrs. Walbridge. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry were old residents of Rochester where he once engaged in business. After his death, the widow went to Kansas where she again married. She died at the age of 75.
Mrs. Jerry HARMAN died at her home between Kewanna and Monterey Wednesday.
Funeral Saturday at 10 o'clock, with services at Mt. Zion and interment at Moon
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Moon Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: Jeremiah HARMAN, 1856-1917; Geneva HARMAN, 1856-1915]
The out-of-town people who attended the funeral of Mrs. John MOW were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MOORE of South Bend, Mrs. Harry MOORE and children and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton TUTTLE and daughter, Dorothy [TUTTLE], of Logansport, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McFARLAND and children of Sevastapool, and Mr. and Mrs. Tine TUTTLE of Mentone.
Saturday, August 28, 1915 to Monday, August 30, 1915
Tuesday, August 31, 1915
John W. SANDERS, 81, an old settler of Fulton county, died Monday evening at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. John E. NYE, north of town. Mr. Sanders had been
ill for some time but death was directly due to a cold contracted a few days
Mr. Sanders had lived in Fulton county practically all of his life. He was born in 1834 and was the father of five children, three of whom are living: Mrs. Alice NYE, Josephus SANDERS of Green Oak, and Kenneth SANDERS of Wagoners. His wife died over 33 years ago. Funeral Thursday.
Mrs. Michael WALES, an old resident of the county, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John KENNOW, near Germany, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Wales had been
an invalid for some time and her death did not come as a surprise. She was
eighty years old.
Deceased was born in Ohio in 1835, moving to this county with her parents at the age of 15. She was married in 1855 to Michael WALES, who died eight years ago, and was the mother of five children, three of whom are dead. Those who remain are Mrs. Jane LISEY, and Elizabeth KENNOW. Mrs. Wales had made her home with the latter for several years.
Complete funeral arrangements have not been made, but the service will probably be held in the Burton church, west of Rochester, Thursday.
Wednesday, September 1, 1915
The funeral of John W. SANDERS will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of H. E. NYE south-east of Rochester.
Thursday, September 2, 1915
The only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler ROUCH, who live near Fulton, died
Thursday morning at 3:00 o'clock following an operation for appendicitis
performed about six p.m. Wednesday. She was about nine years old.
Funeral Sunday morning at 10:30 at the United Brethren church at Fulton.
Genevieve HILAND, daughter of John and Eliza HILAND, was born in Fulton
county, Indiana, December 11th, 1856, and died at the home near Delong August
25th, 1915, age 58 years, 8 months and 14 days. She united in marriage with J.
M. HARMAN, January 29th, 1880. Mrs. Harman was converted and united with the
Missionary Baptist church Dec. 1882 and was a faithful member of this branch
until the Zion Methodist Protestant church was organized by Rev. J. O.
LEDBETTER. She transferred her membership to this church as a charter member.
Her only brother preceded her in death several years. She leaves her husband, a foster son, two step-sisters, Miss Belle VANKIRK and Mrs. Etta WILSON, Kewanna; three step-brothers, Wm. VANKIRK, Delong, John VANKIRK, Leiters, George VANKIRK, in the West; two uncles, Albert STUBBS, Bethany, Mo., and Edward STUBBS, of Kewanna, and an aunt, Mrs. Jennie GRAHAM of Fulton.
The funeral services were held at the Zion Methodist Protestant church, north of Bruce Lake, conducted by Rev. Thomas WHITTAKER, as stated by Rev. FEIST.
Friday, September 3, 1915
Sympathy is extended to Jerry HARMAN, whose wife was buried at Moon cemetery Saturday forenoon, by his many friends of this vicinity. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Wednesday of last week occurred the death of Harrison HALTERMAN, who was 63 years old. He leaves 5 [sic] sons now living, Allie [HALTERMAN], Fred [HALTERMAN], and Benjamin [HALTERMAN]; a daughter, Mrs. Dell SMITH, and a loving wife. Funeral was held at Sand Hill M. E. church Friday, Rev. McNEELY in charge. The burial was made at Sand Hill cemetery. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Saturday, September 4, 1915
Monday, September 6, 1915
One of the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. TROUTMAN died Friday morning at the home. The funeral was held at the house Saturday morning, Rev. A. R. ADAMS of the Christian church in charge.
John W. SANDERS, son of Chas. and Mary SANDERS, was born in Tuscarawas
county, O., May 30, 1834, and died Aug 31, 1915, age 81 years, 3 months and one
day. Was married to Matilda GRAY 1858. To this union were born two sons and five
daughters. One daughter died in infancy. The mother died Dec. 9, 1878 and three
other daughtrs preceded him to the spirit world, leaving two sons, Joseph
[SANDERS] and Minard [SANDERS], one daughter Alice NYE, nine grandchildren, 14
great-grandchildren, one brother, Joseph SANDERS, of Defiance, O., and many
other relatives and friends. He came to Miami county in 1875, locating near
Macy, aiding in the development and progress of his country, a good citizen,
neighbor and a loving father. Funeral at thhe home of his daughter conducted by
Rev. F. C. MOON. Burial was made in the Shelton cemetery.
Tuesday, Septemmber 7, 1915
Wednesday, September 8, 1915
Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Elsie BOLLEMAN in Marion. Mrs. Bolleman will be remembered by Rochester people as Miss Elsie KEEGAN, who lived here about 30 years ago. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon.
Goshen, Ind., Sept. 8 -- Philip M. BENKEL, pioneer Goshen resident and widely
known, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Silas W. GARDINER, in
Clinton, Ia., on the 96th anniversary of his birth. He was born in Perry county,
Ohio, Sept. 7, 1819.
For eight years, starting in 1851 he served as auditor of Elkhart county. He was also postmaster at Eau Claire, Mich. In his advanced years Mr. Henkel wrote many newspaper articles and was an unusual authority on early day events in this section, particularly politics. He was identified with the democratic party.
Mr. Henkel was the great-great-grandfather of Mary Louise [BARNHART], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean L. BARNHART of this city.
Thursday, September 9, 1915
After an illness lasting five years, Mrs. Katherine HOFFMAN, 75, widow of
Henry HOFFMAN, died at her home in Akron Wednesday evening about five o'clock.
Mrs. Hoffman was born in Henry township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WAECHTER, who for years lived on a farm south of Akron. Early in life she married Henry Hoffman by whom she was the mother of a large family, 10 of whom are living: Mrs. William WILHOIT, Akron; Mrs. Byron MILLER, Akron; Mrs. Simon LAMB, Gilead; George HOFFMAN, Detroit; Miss Ida HOFFMAN, Akron; Samuel HOFFMAN, Akron; Noah HOFFMAN, Akron; Mrs. Ulysses KROFT, Disko; Joseph HOFFMAN, Akron and Hiram HOFFMAN, Akron.
Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Progressive Brethren church. Funeral Friday afternoon in Akron.
Friday, September 10, 1915
Ross C. FARRAR, nephew of Mrs. Lee MILLER of this city, where he has often
visited, was shot and killed in Otis, South Dakota, Thursday evening.
The affray took place when the young man, who is a brakeman on a railroad which runs through Otis, attempted to put a tramp off of his train. The fellow pulled a revolver and shot Farrar, killing him instantly. The telegram announcing the death was sent this (Friday) morning to the young man's grandmother, Mrs. Mary CURTIS, of Argos.
Mrs. Charles FARRAR, deceased, of Macy, mother of Mrs. Lee Miller of this city, raised Ross Farrar, his mother having died when he was very young. The father now lives in Indianapolis and a brother lives at Argos. Ross Farrar was in Rochester in February. He was married and had one child.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark NELSON were called to Chicago by the sudden death of Mrs. Nelson's sister.
Saturday, September 11, 1915
Burial of KIL-SO-QUAH, 105, the last of the royal family of the Miamis, who died Sept. 4, on her tribal land grant home, was held Thursday. The grave was dug by her son, Anthony (White Loon) REVARRE, following a tribal custom.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. SPOTTS and family motored to Royal Center Wednesday where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Spotts' brother. - - - GRASS CREEK ITEMS.
Monday, September 13, 1915
Tuesday, September 14, 1915
Mrs. Frank TURNER died at the Woodlawn hospital this afternoon at three o'clock. She was operated on Sunday for a cancerous growth.
Wednesday, September 15, 1915
Anthony BRAMAN received word Wednesday morning announcing the death of his daughter, Mrs. Elzia CRABBS, in Huntington. She took sick Tuesday, Mr. Braman left for Huntington this evening.
Mrs. Elizabeth WALES, wife of the Rev. James WALES and a sister of Peter BIDDINGER of this city, died Tuesday at her home in Niles, Mich., and the body is to be brought here Thursday for burial, funeral at the Evangelical church at 11 a.m., with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Rev. Wales was a former pastor of the Evangelical church here, where he lived for some time. Mrs. Wales was well known in the city.
After an illness of over nine weeks, Mrs. Emma May TURNER, 53, died at
Woodlawn hospital Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. She was operated on
Mrs. Turner was born in St. John, Mich., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel GOODRICH. Early in life she united in marriage with Wilbert SWEET and later with William JAMISON. About 25 years ago she moved to Fulton county and lived in the vicinity of Tiosa. On the 5th of March, this year, she was married to Frank TURNER of this city and since then has resided on West 5th street. Mrs. Turner leaves one son, Walter SWEET of South Bend; two brothers, Byron GOODRICH of Lansing, Mich., and William GOODRICH of Obit, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Racheal GARLOCK of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Elza FITCH of Obit, Mich.
Mrs. Turner was a member of the Christian church at Tiosa and a member of the Rebekah lodge. Funeral will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the Christian church in Tiosa, Rev. Samuel McNEELY in charge.
Thursday, September 16, 1915
The body of Mrs. Jesse CRABBS, daughter of Anthony BRAMAN of this city, who died in Huntington Wednesday, will be brought her Friday afternoon. The funeral will be held at three o'clock, at the Evangelical church Mrs. Crabbs' death was caused by blood poisoning. She leaves a husband and two children.
Dr. Sidney W. WALTERS, a physcian of Chicago and a former citizen of Rochester, fell dead on the streets Monday morning. Dr. Walters was formerly an operator on the Erie railroad here and later took up the study of medicine. He was married to Miss Dora McCARTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester McCARTER of this place. The funeral services were held in Chicago Wednesday.
John MONTGOMERY of near Kewanna, who met with an accident last week, died at four o'clock Tuesday morning.
John A. BARNETT, 77, a widely known citizen of Union township and an
ex-Fulton county auditor, died Wednesday evening at his home in Kewanna,
following an illness caused by complications.
Mr. Barnett has been active for 40 years in the political and civil life of Kewanna and Union township. In 1887 he was elected county auditor on the republican ticket, serving until 1891. In 1896 Mr. Barnett left the G.O.P. going to the populists, which during that year merged with the democrats. Previous to his election as county auditor, Mr. Barnett served six yearrs as township trustee. About 12 years ago he left the farm, moving to Kewanna.
Mr. Barnett was a veteran of the Civil war, serving for nearly four years, retiring as a non-commissioned officer, and was a member of the G.A.R. Mr. Barnett was married twice, his first wife passing away when young, leaving one son, William BARNETT, who now lives in Washington. He then married Miss Nancy HARVEY who survives him. Six children by this marriage are living: John BARNETT, Kewanna; Mrs. Chas. TROUTMAN, Gary; Mrs. Woodson NELSON, Kewanna; Mrs. Olive SMITH, Kewanna; Mrs. William SCHIRM, Kewanna and Mrs. James ZELLARS of Kewanna. Mrs. Clyde HENDERSON of this city is a great-niece.
Besides his children Mr. Barnett leaves a large number of grandchildren. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and at one time was very active in this order. As a member of the community Mr. Barnett was known for his decided convictions which made him a great many friends and also enemies.
Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home in Kewanna.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Barnett Cemetery, Union Twp.: Sergt John A. BARNETT, Co A 26 Ind Inf. (military marker, no dates)]
Friday, September 17, 1915
Geo. E. HOFFMAN has returned to Detroit, having been called here on account
of the death of his mother, Mrs. H. HOFFMAN. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
County Clerk BABCOCK, Mr. and Mrs. Charles CAMPBELL, Mrs. Enoch MYERS, Mrs. Clyde HENDERSON and Sheriff James COPLEN went to Kewanna today to attend the funeral of John A. BARNETT.
Saturday, September 18, 1915
Dr. B. A. CONRAD, a dentist of Royal Center, was found dead, hanging from a
refter in his attic, early Friday morning, having evidently been there but a
short time. The suicide, following a supposed attempt two days ago, did not come
as a great surprise to his wife.
Conrad became violently sick Wednesday after eating some canned sardines. With medical aid, he was revived but was very ill Thursday. It was first supposed that he had been poisoned by the sardines, but it now appears as if it was probably a dose of his own. Friday morning Conrad sent his wife down town after the mail early. On her return she was unable to find him about the house and after an hour he was found hanging in the attic.
The suicide is supposed to have been the result of worry over financial troubles. He had complained of these to his wife several times. Dr. Conrad was about 40 years old and had a good practice in Royal Center. The story was told here Friday evening by a man who helped cut the body down.
Monday, September 20, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., Sept. 20 -- The badly mangled body of Willis (Banty) SHAFER, aged about 40, was found along the Lake Erie tracks north of here Sunday night about 8:30 and was pulled from the track just in time to prevent the remains being run over by the north bound passenger train.
The theory is that Shafer was struck and killed by the south bound passenger, which passes through here shortly after eight o'clock. He was found by Allen WILKINSON, who with the aid of his son, Archie [WILKINSON], removed the body from the track, and later saw that it was taken to Macy, where it was first identified.
Shafer, who was a farmer and made his home near the station here, with his mother and brother, is known to have been a drinking man, and the theory is that he was under the influence of liquor when struck. It is said that he had started to walk home, and evidently lost his way. He was a bachelor. As the train did not stop, it is evident that the crew did not know they had struck the man.
The deceased leaves his mother and brother and a sister, Mrs. Lyman ALSPACH. One sister, Mrs. Jessie ZARTMAN, is dead. Funeral Tuesday at 10 a.m. at house.
Tuesday, September 21, 1915
Jessie Lee BRAMAN CRABBS was born to Anthony and Mary E. BRAMAN at Rochester,
Ind., Jan. 17, 1888, and departed this life at her home in Huntington, Ind.,
Sept. 14, 1915, aged 27 years, seven months and 28 days.
At the age of 11 her mother died. In 1908, May 2, she was married to Elgie L. CRABBS. To this union were born two sons, Wilbur [CRABBS] and Paul [CRABBS]. While living at Peru, sister Crabbs was converted to God and later, after removing to Huntington, she became a member of the Bethel Evangelical church.
The larger part of Mrs. Crabbs' life had been spent at Rochester, where she cultivated a very
large circle of friends, but her short residence at Huntington also drew to
her a great number of friends. She was an active member of the Auxiliary of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
Besides a host of friends, she leaves to mourn her early departure a husband and two sons, a father, Anthony BRAMAN of Rochester; one brother, Ira BRAMAN, Chillicothe, O.; four sisters, Mrs. F. M. NELLANS, Fulton, Ind.; Mrs. J. W. CRAVAN, Leiters Ford, Ind.; Mrs. John EISENMAN of Rochester and Mrs. Guss HARTMAN, Kentland, Ind.
Wednesday, September 22, 1915
Mrs. Lee MILLER, of this city, has received a paper from Oakes, North Dakota,
in which a detailed account of the murder of Ross C. FARRAR, her nephew, is
given. According to the paper the young man was shot with an automatic .32
calibre Colt pistol, after he had drivan a tramp out of a box car. Farrar was in
the car when the man fired from the ground.
The murderer escaped but was captured the next morning and is now in jail. He said that he shot in self defense and is being defended by an attorney hired by the I.W.W. organization. Farrar was shot about 4:30 in the afternoon and died about six o'clock, before his wife could arrive on a special train which was made up by the company. The bullet which killed Farrar was of the soft nose variety and nearly dismembered the victim. The tramp gave his name as Jim SCHMIDT.
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., Sept. 22 -- Rumors and wild reports are flying thick around this neighborhood concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of Willis (Banty) SHAFER, whose badly mangled body was found on the Lake Erie tracks near here Sunday evening.
It became known Tuesday that Shafer was carrying a considerable sum of money a few hours previous to his death and that not a cent was found on the body. It is also said that he spent Sunday afternoon in Wiltshire's woods playing poker with several companions.
A number of witnesses have been called before the coroner and a verdict is expected some time this week. Several local men openly say that they believe Shafer was murdered and the body placed on the track.
Thursday, September 23, 1915
The will of the late Henry LEMON, who died at his farm home near Fulton, was filed Thursday. All of his property is left to his wife and at her death to go to the children, Mrs. R. M. MATHEWS, Mrs. Lillian M. HARWOOD, Bertha LEMON and Mrs. Nina R. REEVES.
Friday, September 24, 1915
Saturday, September 25, 1915
Funeral services over the remains of Dayton HOOVER, who was instantly killed
Wednesday afternoon when he was thrown on the revolving disc of a buzz saw, were
held from the Hoover residence at Laketon Friday morning, after which the body
was taken to Plymouth, where burial was made.
Mrs. Chas. BEEHLER and Mrs. Alva KALE attended the funeral of their brother, Dr. Sidney WALTERS, at Chicago last week. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Monday, September 27, 1915
After a long illness, following a general break-down, Isaac N. JONES, 73,
retired farmer and for 50 years an Odd Fellow, died Sunday morning at 2:30 at
his home on south Fulton avenue.
Mr. Jones has been failing in health for a number of years. Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Jones moved to Rochester from a farm near Argos, where they lived for five years. Previous to that time they resided on a farm just east of Rochester for a number of years.
Deceased was born in Ohio. When a young man he moved to Marshall county, where he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane NEWCOMB. They were the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Ezra [JONES] of Rochester, Mrs. Emma BARKMAN of Detroit and Mrs. Ferry MEREDITH of Greely, Colo. Several years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Jones married Mrs. Emma POSNER, who survives him. He leaves one brother, a twin, Ezra JONES of Argos, and one sister, Mrs. Cella MERRITT of St. Paris, Ohio.
When in his twenties, Mr. Jones became a charter member of the Odd Fellow lodge at Richland Center. Later he moved to near Green Oak where he organized an Odd Fellow lodge, becoming a charter member of that branch. He took a great interest in this order. Mr. Jones was a member of the democratic party and when living in Marshall county was elected assessor. After moving to this county he acted as deputy assessor for several years. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Funeral Tuesday afternoon at the house at 2:30, Rev. F. C. MOON in charge. The members of the Odd Fellow lodge will attend in a body.
Tuesday, September 28, 1915
James CANNON, 38, well known all over this section of the state 15 years ago
as a ball pitcher of great ability, is dead at his home in Kewanna, a victim of
Mr. Cannon had been ill for some time, although he has been able to walk and was in Rochester last week. In 1901, when Rochester supported a salaried ball team, Cannon made a great reputation by pitching the Kewanna club to victory in games against the locals. He was a brother of Roy CANNON, who has played league ball. Nearly all of the Cannon boys were known for their ability on the diamond.
Deceased leaves a wife and one child, and was a relative of the HOLMANS and BRACKETTS of this city. In the last ten years Mr. Cannon dealt in real estate. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at the home in Kewanna.
Wednesday, September 29, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., Sept. 29 -- Mrs. L. A. CAULK received a telegram Sunday morning from Alhambra, Calif., announcing the death of her oldest son, Oliver M. CAULK, who passed away Saturday morning.
He was born south of Macy, Aug. 21 1874. He lived in Indiana until eight years ago when he, with his mother, went to California to live. For several years prior to his illness, he was clerk of the city of Alhambra, and won many friends by his cheerful and gentle disposition, clean living
and strict attention to business. April 22, 1913, he was married to Miss
Evelyn TENNYSON. His mother and sister, Mrs. Grace MULLICAN, live in Macy.
Besides them, his wife, one brother, Harry CAULK, of Alhambra, Calif., four
nieces and a large circle of friends mourn his departure.
He suffered first with neuritis, then paralysis, and was in a hospital the past year. Two years ago he gave his heart to Christ ad has since been a sincere Christian.
Thursday, September 30, 1915
According to word received here Thursday, Alonzo NELLANS, 62, for 25 years a
resident of Fulton county, later a citizen of Ottumwa, Ia., was struck and
instantly killed by a freight train near Burlington, Ia., May 27th.
Nellans was the foreman of a bridge construction gang, and when struck by the train, was walking on the bridge. Several saw the accident and an attempt was made to warn him but he was hard of hearing and did not hear. A son, Harry [NELLANS], also an employee of the railroad, was in town at the time of his father's death. A Nellans of Walnut is a brother.
Friday, October 1, 1915
The funeral of Perquila L. MEADOWS, aged two, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover MEADOWS, who died Thursday morning at the home on east Ninth street, was held Friday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge.
Saturday, October 2, 1915
As the result of the death of her husband, Harley CLEMANS, which occurred in
Hammond last December when a box car fell upon him, Mrs. Jennie CLEMANS of this
city has filed a suit for $10,000 against the Chicago and Erie railroad for
which company her husband was working at the time of his death.
In the complaint filed by her attorney, J. H. BIBLER, Mrs. Clemans says that her husband was working with Elijah DRUDGE and John BRAMER when the accident happened. She claims that the foreman told the men to under-pin a box car and then left the three. While he was gone, contrary to his duty, the car fell off the jacks killing Mr. Clemans. Mrs. Clemans says that her husband made $2.50 a day and that he had to support two children. He was 43 years old.
Monday, October 4, 1915
Anderson MOORE, 54, the fourth of a family of five to die suddenly, dropped
dead Monday morning about nine o'clock, in his room over the A. B. Shore
clothing store on north Main street. As in the case of the three brothers and
sisters, Mr. Moore's death was caused by heart trouble. He had just returned
from a trip to a nearby store.
Several weeks ago Mrs. John MOWE, a sister, died very suddenly at her home on Fourth street, and two years previous to that time, Mrs. George ICE, another sister, dropped dead. Several years ago, Charles MOORE, a brother, dropped dead at his home in this city. Anderson Moore leaves one son, Carl [MOORE], who has been living with him in his room, and one sister, Mrs. TUTTLE of near Mentone. Mrs. Moore died about three years ago.
The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Perquila [MEADOWS], only child of Grover and Esther MEADOWS, departed this life Sept. 29, 1915, aged two years, two months and one day. She leaves father, mother, grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Al BANEY of east Ninth st., and grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. MEADOWS of Page, West Virginia. Funeral at 2:30 Friday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Baney. Burial at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, October 5, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine WERNER, age 84, who died at the Woodlawn
hospital Sunday evening, was held at Laketon Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock,
Rev. J. N. MARTIN of this city in charge.
Mrs. Werner had been a patient at the local hospital for 18 months, living there as she had no near relatives. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert BYRER and was the last of her generation. Mrs. Werner was an aunt of County Assessor J. W. BYRER. For many years she lived in the vicinity of Laketon where she was a member of the United Brethren church.
Amasa G. WERTENBERGER, of Mentone, known better as "Mace," died
Saturday night at the wheel of his auto while on his way home from attending the
fair at Warsaw.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Cemeteries, Mentone Cemetery, Franklin Twp.: Amasa G. WERTENBERGER, 1858-1915; Margaret C. WERTENBERGER, 1863-1918]
Funeral of the late Anderson MOORE at the U. B. church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. J. N. MARTIN in charge. Interment in Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Otto McFARLAND has returned to Indianapolis after attending the funeral of the late I. N. JONES.
Wednesday, October 6, 1915
Thursday, October 7, 1915
Samuel DAWSON, only brother of Jonathan DAWSON of this city, died Thursday
morning at his farm home near Athens as the result of an attack of heart
trouble. Mr. Dawson has been ill for two weeks. He was about 81 years old.
Mr. Dawson has been a farmer all of his life. He leaves a wife and the following children: Lillian HELTZEL of near Akron, John DAWSON, Devere DAWSON of Logansport, Gladys DAWSON, Ruth CARR who lives east of Rochester, Frank [DAWSON], Archibald [DAWSON] and Paul DAWSON.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the house.
Friday, October 8, 1915
J. B. WILLIAMSON, 56, brother of Jud [WILLIAMSON] and David WILLIAMSON, formerly residing south of Fulton, died in a Minneapolis hospital Wednesday afternoon from injuries received Saturday when he was fatally burned while cleaning wood work with gasoline. Men who came to his rescue robbed him of $200, it is said.
The body of Bert FEAR, who was shot and killed Wednesday by his landlord near
Wabash, was taken through Akron Thursday evening to Sevastopol where the funeral
will be held.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Indiana Cemeteries, Nichols Cemetery, Franklin Twp.: Bert FEAR, 1875-1915; Mollie FEAR, 1861-1915]
Saturday, October 9, 1915
Elmer COOK and wife attended the funeral of their niece, little Perquila MEADOWS, which was held at Rochester Friday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Arlie STEININGER and son, Hurschel [STEININGER], and Bert SULT went to Mishawaka over Sunday to attend the funeral of their grandfather, Samuel FRYE, who died with hemorrhage Friday. All the children attended except Mrs. George SULT of Sherman, Mich., and Mrs. Carl SMITH of Colorado. Mr. Frye had seven grandchildren. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Monday, October 11, 1915
Wabash, Ind., Oct 11 -- Mrs. Bert FEAR, who was wounded at the time her
husband was murdered last Thursday by August BION, on whose farm the Fears
lived, died at a hospital here Sunday from the wounds inflicted by Bion before
he killed her husband. The three children of Mrs. Fear are still alive and may
recover, although the condition of two of them is still regarded as critical.
Mrs. Fear was conscious until a short time before she expired. The body was shipped to Mentone, where it will be buried by the side of her husband.
Tuesday, October 12, 1915
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George FUNK was buried at the I.O.O.F. cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, October 13, 1915
Gilbert Ray MORRIS, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. MORRIS, living
west of Rochester, died at the home of his parents Tuesday, October 12th. He was
born Aug. 28th, 1914. Funeral at Burton church 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment
at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, October 14, 1915
Ruth Almeda [SCOTT], nine months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo SCOTT, who live in East Rochester, died Wednesday evening at the house. Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the house and interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Wabash, Ind., Oct. 14 -- Acting on the theory that August BION, murderer of Mr. and Mrs. Bert FEAR near here last Wednesday, was slain after the murder and did not commit suicide, the coroner, prosecuting attorney and chief of police suejected Morris BION, 16, a son of the murderer, to a rigid examination. The inquiry followed the circulation of stories that young Bion had killed his father after the shoting, the prosecutor said. The evidence was not found sufficient to hold the youth but further investigation will be made. Bion was said to have committed suicide on his way home after shooting five members of the Fear family.
Friday, October 15, 1915
Nelson G. BRYANT, age 63, died suddenly Friday morning at his farm home near
Athens after an illness which lasted a very few minutes.
Mr. Bryant retired Thursday night after working hard all day cutting corn. He seemed to be in the best of health and made no complaints that he was not feeling well. About six o'clock his son, Lester [BRYANT] heard a commotion in the father's room and going in discovered that he was dying. Mr. Bryant passed away about 6:30. Death was probably caused by apoplexy.
Deceased leaves a wife and eight children. He was well known in this county, as he had lived here 25 years on the farm where he died.
Mrs. James WILDER and daughter have returned from Elkhart where they attended the funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. WILDER.
Saturday, October 16, 1915
Special to the Sentinel
Logansport, Ind., Oct 16 -- The Cass county prosecuting attorney arrived from Huntington this afternoon at 1:30 and at once began to take a written statement from the Rochester man who confessed to being in the car which killed Leopold ZANGER last Sunday evening. Affidavits will probably be filed yet this afternoon and the men will be allowed to give bond.
Frank "Bink" STINSON, Rochester garage owner, drove the car which fatally injured Leopold Zanger Sunday evening on the Michigan road four miles north of Logansport. The mystery which puzzled the officers from both cities for nearly a week was solved Thursday night when Richard HART, a passenger in the death car, broke under the strain of keeping the secret and confessed. The other men in the car were Deputy Sheriff William MORRIS, Roy SHANKS, Clarence WILLARD, Thomas HOOVER and Thomas BLACK, all of Rochester.
The Rochester men drove to Logansport early Saturday morning to give themselves up to the officers. They were accompanied by Attorney Henry BIBLER and others. According to Stinson, his car struck Zanger when the latter, in order to avoid a car coming from the opposite direction, stepped in front of the north bound machine. The Rochester men were returning from the ball game at Logansport and, it is said, were driving about 20 miles an hour. The impact of the
Oldsmobile hurled Zanger to the side of the road, breaking his neck and
fracturing his skull.
Stinson claims that he stopped in about 300 feet after hitting the man and, turning to his passengers, asked if he should go back. One of the men said: "No, drive on. I don't think you hit anybody." The driver put on speed and made a quick run to Rochester. Here the men said nothing about the matter, but the thought that he was partly responsible for the death of the man, was too much for Richard HART.
He became sick, could not sleep, and, unable to keep quiet any longer, told Mrs. Hart. The wife was worried too, and Thursday evening made up her mind to consult a lawyer. She told Attorney George HOLMAN the entire story, and, realizing that the men would probably escape with lighter punishment if they gave themselves up to the officers, he persuaded them to go to Logansport and make a clean breast of the matter to the authorities.
It is said that the accieent which resulted in Zanger's death was probably unavoidable as the driver was practically blinded by the lights of the approaching car. Logansport officers were here several times this week, accompanied by a brother of the slain man. The latter said several times that he would not want to punish the men, if the car had stopped and taken care of his brother. As it was, he lay on the road for hours, dying a few minutes after being found.
Arriving in Logansport Saturday morning about nine o'clock, the Rochester men went to the sheriff's office where they made a full confession. They were at once placed in custody. As the prosecuting attorney was in Huntington, no warrants were issued at once.
In a telephone conversation with a SENTINEL representative, Sheriff STANLEY, of Logansport, said that charges would be filed against each man, that of manslaughter against Frank STINSON, the driver of the car, and that of accessory after the fact against each of the other men. Charges of neglect of duty may be filed against Deputy Sheriff William MORRIS. Sheriff Stanley said that feeling in Logansport against the men who were responsible for the death of Zanger was high and the fact that they were accompanied by an officer at the time only added fuel to the flame. The Rochester men made arrangements to give bond before leaving for Logansport.
According to local attorneys one of the things which will influence a jury against the Rochester offenders is the report that they entered into an agreement Monday when they learned that Zanger was dead, not to say a word to anyone about the accident. If they had gone to Logansport, as soon as they heard that Zanger had been killed, and made a confession, the men would have probably escaped without even being arrested. After causing the officers at Logansport to chase all over the surrounding coutry, allowing feeling to become tense, their cases look bad.
About noon, Sheriff COPLEN received a telephone call from Logansport asking him to go to Bourbon and arrest Clarence WILLARD, who failed to go with the Rochester men Saturday morning. Coplen left at once in a car to get Willard, returning at two o'clock and leaving soon afterward for Logansport.
Willard refused to make any statement to a SENTINEL representative other than that he could not swear that they hit anyone Sunday evening. He has been in Bourbon all week and did not know that Zanger was dead until Wednesday. Sheriff Coplen says that he did not know that local men were responsible for the accident until Friday evening at nine o'clock. The other Rochester officers make the same statement.
Some local people believe that the men in the car, outside of the driver, cannot be held upon a criminal charge, as they were paid passengers. It became known Saturday afternoon, that Mrs. Hart reported the accident to Attorney Holman Wednesday evening, but no action was taken until Deputy Sheriff Morris returned from Marion Friday.
Mrs. Myrtle BARRETT received word this morning of the death of her sister, Mrs. W. A. PALMER at her home near Wheatland, Wyoming. Death was caused by Bright's disease. She was about 50 years of age.
Quite a number of people from this place attended the funeral of Mrs. PIPENGER, which was held at Logansport Sunday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Monday, October 18, 1915
Mrs. Matilda BATCHELOR, aged about 70, died this afternoon at 1:05 o'clock in her home at 710 E. 12th street. She had been ill for some time.
Tuesday, October 19, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. Matilda BATCHELOR, who died at her home in East
Rochester, Monday afternoon at one o'clock, will be held Wednesday afternoon at
two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rose MITCHELL on east Eighth
Mrs. Batchelor's death was caused by inflammation of the bowels. She had always enjoyed good health and was very active for a woman of nearly 74 years. Mrs. Batchelor [Matilda STUDY] was born in Richmond, Ind., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STUDY. About 40 years ago she moved to this city with her husband, David BATCHELOR, who passed away a number of years ago.
Mrs. Batchelor leaves the following children: Mrs. Rose MITCHELL and Harry BATCHELOR of Rochester, Mrs. S. T. CADE, Mrs. Bert SALVAGE and Mrs. Harriett LOVATT of Chicago, Mrs. Lilly BROWN of Decatur, Ill., and James BATCHELOR of Wabash. She leaves one brother, Washburn STUDY, of Richmond, Ind.
Lon McGRIFF went to Argos today to attend the funeral of his brother, W. McGRIFF, of Wabash.
Nelson G. BRYANT, son of John and Emily BRYANT, was born in Fulton county on Aug. 4, 1852, and died at his home north of Athens October 15, 1915, aged 63 years, two months and 11 days. On August 25 1878 he was united in marriage with Miss Jennie LARAMORE. To this union were born 11 children, three of whom preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, three sons, five daughters and a host of other relatives and friends. His death came as a sudden and unexpected shock, yet his family has the consolation of knowing that on the 2nd day of January, 1915, during meetings at Olive Bethel, he gave his heart to God and was gloriously saved.
Wednesday, October 20, 1915
John SHETTERLY, a prominent former local resident, died last Wednesday in
Willamina, Ore., according to word received by Atty. Julius ROWLEY, a personal
friend and associate. He suffered a stroke of paralysis. Shetterly left
Rochester about 10 years ago. He at one time operated a saw mill along the Lake
Erie tracks. Shetterly lived in this city for 15 to 20 years, coming from Tiosa,
after a mill owned by him burned there with a loss of about $20,000. He was a
legislator in Missouri previous to coming to Indiana. At the time of his death
he was in the lumber business and vice-president of a Willamina bank. He leaves
a widow and two sons.
Mrs. Fred PARAMORE returned from Chicago Tuesday evening, where she was called to attend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Hanna SAVOCOLL.
Thursday, October 21, 1915
The funeral of Lon GLAZE, who years ago was a resident of Rochester, was held Wednesday in Mikana, Wis., where he died after a long illness. He was a brother-in-law of Cal HOOVER of this city.
Henry CYPHERD, 59, a resident of Peru, died Wednesday evening at six o'clock,
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob MYERS, west of Rochester. Death followed
an illness lasting a year.
Mr. Cypherd came to the home of his sister about three weeks ago and took badly ill soon after his arrival. He leaves a daughter about seven years old, who is now in California with her mother. He was a member of the K.O.T.M. lodge at Peru. Mr. Cypherd was a factory employee and worked in Peru for years. He was reared near Macy, Ind.
Funeral Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at a church near Deedsville.
Friday, October 22, 1915
Joseph E. SPOTTS, 61, a farmer living southwest of Fulton, died at his home Thursday. He leaves a wife, Margaret SCOTT. Funeral Sunday, Oct. 24, at the U.B. church at Fulton.
J. C. FOOR and W. J. BOOKWALTER of Macy came to Rochester today to make arrangements for the funeral of Henry CYPHERD. They are officers of the Maccabee lodge at Macy.
The funeral of Nelson BRYANT was held at the Church of God, Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. H. M. RIGGLE having charge of the services. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Athens. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Mrs. Mary CRISMAN of Logansport came up to attend the funeral of her cousin, Nelson BRYANT, Sunday, and will visit a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Ed McGEE and family. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie HEETER, Mr. and Mrs. Roy BRYANT and Miss Nellie BRYANT of Rochester attended the funeral Sunday of Nelson BRYANT. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Saturday, October 23, 1915
Kermit Chester McKEE BIDWELL, two year old adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd
BIDWELL, died Friday morning at eight o'clock. Funeral at the home of the
parents Sunday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. S. A. STEWART.
Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Monday, October 25, 1915
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver TIMBERS, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BYRER and Mrs. Peter BUSENBURG attended the funeral of Elmer YOCUM near Big Foot Sunday.
Tuesday, October 26, 1915
Wednesday, October 27, 1915
Henry FISSEL, a Civil war veteran and former resident of Rochester, fell off
a chair dead at his home south of Fulton Tuesday night.
Fissel was about 80 years of age and had been a resident of Fulton county the largest part of his life. He was a farmer of moderate means and well thought of in the community in which he lived. He leaves a widow and five children, three sons and two daughters, one of the latter, Minnie [FISSEL], living with her parents.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: Henry A. FISSEL, 1842-1915, also military marker: Henry A. FISSEL, Co G 100 Ohio Inf; Mary C. FISSEL, his wife, 1843-1925; Mary A. FISSEL, 1869-1922]
Thursday, October 28, 1915
Mrs. Mary REDD, 83, living south of Fulton, died Wednesday afternoon.
Friday, October 29, 1915
After an illness lasting five years, Mrs. Eva Katherine REED, age 73, mother
of Miss Metta REED of Rochester and of Howard REED, who lives near Richland
Center, died Thursday evening at the farm home near Tiosa.
Mrs. Reed was the widow of Emanuel REED, a well known Fulton county citizen. They were the parents of a large family, six of whom are living: Howard REED of near Rochester, Miss Metta REED of this city, Miss Clara REED who lives at home, Jacob REED of near Richland Center, George REED of Argos and Lee REED of Claremont, Calif. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the Lutheran church near Tiosa.
Mrs. Francis P. HATTERY 62, widow of Daniel HATTERY, died at her home in
Athens Thursday evening at 11 o'clock after an illness of less than a week's
duration. Five step-children and a brother and sister survive her.
Mrs. Hattery came to this state from Ohio over thirty years ago and lived in Akron and Athens during that time. She lived in the home where she died for the past 15 years. Mrs. Hattery, while visiting friends in Akron, took sick last Saturday and returned home Sunday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Francis P. HATTERY, 1851-1915; Dan'l HATTERY, Co D 82nd Ohio Inf (no dates)]
On last Wednesday evening Mrs. Mary BUSH received word that her brother,
Philander RALSTON of South Bend, had a stroke of paralysis and was unconscious.
Mr. and Mrs. STAUFFER and Mrs. Bush went to South Bend on Thursday morning and
brought him home Friday evening where he lingered until 1:45 Sunday morning when
he passed away never having regained consciousness.
Philander Ralston was born in Fulton county, Ind., Sept. 6, 1854, and died at the home of his sister in Tiosa on Oct. 24, 1915, aged 61 years and 14 days. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary BUSH and Mrs. Ida COLE, and two brothers, Manford RALSTON of Rochester, and Allen RALSTON of Peru and a host of other relatives and friends. He had been in poor health for some time, being crippled by rheumatism. His funeral took place Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Christian church in Tiosa, with burial at Sand Hill cemetery. Rev. McNEELY was in charge of the services.
The funeral of infant Jane BECK, child of Christian and Lovina BECK, was held at the M.P. church Friday afternoon. - - - MAXINKUCKEE ITEMS.
Saturday, October 30, 1915
After an illness lasting about three weeks, Frank H. GRAHAM, age 77, former
justice of the peace of Liberty township, died Saturday morning at 8:30 at
Fulton, a victim of Bright's disease.
Mr. Graham, until the past year, had enjoyed good health. He took an active part in the affairs of Fulton and for a number of years acted as justice of the peace, being elected to that office on the democratic ticket. He was a tinner by trade and in his younger years taught school.
He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. William BIDDINGER of Rochester, Mrs. Jud HUDKINS of Kewanna, John GRAHAM of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. James HARRISON of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. M. A. SELBY of Waneta, B.C. The two daughters arrived Saturday afternoon, receiving a message from home during the middle of the week. Funeral Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the house, burial at Kewanna.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Union Twp.: Frank H. GRAHAM, Aug 30, 1838 - Oct 30,1915; Martha J. GRAHAM, June 8, 1842 - Nov 15, 1925]
As the result of injuries sustained Thursday afternoon in a runaway on his
farm east of Rochester, Jack VanMETER, 73, died Saturday afternoon at the home
of his niece, Mrs. Charles FELTS on south Elm street.
The nature of the injuries and his age caused the accident to be fatal. Mr. Van Meter was a veteran of the Civil war. He never married and lived for years east of Rochester. He leaves one brother and one sister, Richard VanMETER of Texas and Mrs. Mary RICHARDSON of this city.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: John Y. VanMETER, Corp Co K 14 Ohio Inf (no dates)]
Mrs. L. A. CAULK, Mrs. Chas. MULLICAN, Wm. BOOKWALTER and Robert BRIGGS
attended the funeral of Henry CYPHERD at Ebenezer, Saturday morning. - - - MACY
Monday, November 1, 1915
Mrs. Adaline JAMISON, 73, wife of Thomas JAMISON, died Monday morning at 9:30, after a long illness at the residence of Mrs. Adelaide LONG, cor. 11th and Main sts. Death was due to complications following old age, she having taken little or no nourishment for six weeks. Deceased was the mother of seven children, three of whom are living: William JAMISON of Huntington, Mrs. Louise PLOUGH of Marion and Robert F. JAMISON of Oregon. The daughter has been here for some time nursing her mother. The sons are expected home for the funeral. Mrs. Jamison for years was a member of the Evangelical church.
Mrs. James HUTCHINSON, 38, a daughter of Jasper BOZARTH of this city, died at the farm home near Athens Sunday morning, a victim of tuberculosis. She leaves a husband and three sons, Edward [HUTCHINSON], Waldo [HUTCHINSON] and Judson [HUTCHINSON]. Funeral at the home Tuesday at ten o'clock.
Tuesday, November 2, 1915
Wednesday, November 3, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. Adaline JAMISON will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church, Rev. George PULLMAN in charge.
Sidney K. GANIARD, 45, a prominent lawyer and member of the State Senate in the sessions of 1905 and 1907, died at his home in Lagrange Tuesday. He had been ill several weeks. He is survived by his widow. Mrs. Charles GOULD of this city is a relative. Funeral Friday at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 4, 1915
Word was received here Thursday noon of the death of Mrs. Edgar WALLACE at 11:30, after giving birth to a child about eight o'clock. Mrs. Wallace was a former Plymouth girl, and her husband, who is manager of the Palmer House, formerly resided here. Deceased leaves besides the husband, two other children, Mrs. Percy HAWKINS, whose husband is a half-brother of Mrs. Wallace, and George WALLACE were called to Culver.
Mrs. Adeline JAMISON, nee BROOKS, was born in Tasswell county, Va., April 21,
1842, and died at her home on south Main street, Rochester, Ind., Nov. 1, 1915,
aged 73 years, six months and 11 days.
At the age of 12 she moved with her parents to Clinton county, Indiana. She was married to Thomas JAMISON, June 16, 1863, to which union were born seven children, four of whom are dead.
In 1877 they moved to Fulton county where they lived with the exception of a few years spent in Huntington.
She was converted in early life and when coming to Rochester united with the Trinity Evangelical church, in which church she was quite active. Mrs. Jamison was ill for seven years.
Those left to mourn are Mrs. Louise E. PLOUGH, of Marion; Will JAMISON, Hungington; and the Rev. Robert F. JAMISON of Lebanon, Ore.; a husband, one sister, three brothers and 10 grandchildren. Funeral at the Evangelical church Thursday at 2:00 p.m., interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rev. PULLMAN in charge.
Frances Priscilla [HULLINGER], daughter of John C. and Isabell HULLINGER, was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, May 23, 1852, and died at her home in Athens, Ind., Oct 28, 1915, aged 64 years, five months and five days. She was united in marriage in 1885 to Daniel HATTERY, who preceded her in death May 28, 1912. She leaves to mourn her loss three sisters and two brothers, namely: Mrs. Mary MUSSER of Waynesfield, O., Mrs. Mary [sic] BENSON and Mrs. Margaret BENSON of Michigan, W.. S. HULLINGER of Corrant, O., and Mathias HULLINGER of Richmond, Ind., and many other relatives and friends.
Friday, November 5, 1915
Saturday, November 6, 1915
After an illness lasting three years, due to a stroke of paralysis, Mrs. Anna WOOD, 62, wife of W. W. WOOD, a brother or Col. L. L. WOOD of this city, died at her home in Mentone Friday evening about five o'clock. Mrs.Wood leaves a daughter, Mrs. John FENSTERMACHER of Mentone, one brother, Aaron BROWER, of Iowa, two sisters, Mrs. Granville WARE of Grass Creek and Mrs. Sarah KREGG of Newcastle, Ind. Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church in Mentone. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WOOD formerly resided near Tiosa.
Monday, November 8, 1915
After being confined to his bed for five days, John VANDERGRIFT, 56, died
Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at his farm home southeast of Rochester, near
No. 16 school, a victim of Bright's disease.
Although he had not been in the best of health, Mr. Vandergrift was in Rochester Tuesday, but became very ill in the afternoon. He steadily became worse, the family giving up hope for recovery 24 hours before the end. Deceased leaves a wife and three children, Harold [VANDERGRIFT], Bertha [VANDERGRIFT] and John [VANDERGRIFT], and two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Emma Jane WHITTENBERGER, Mrs. Effie HAYWARD and Cora VANDERGRIFT. He was a member of the Odd FEllows lodge at Green Oak. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. H. LACEY in charge.
Thomas GARBER, 46, died at the Woodlawn hospital Monday morning following an
operation for appendicitis. Mr. Garber had been enjoying good health until last
Thursday, when he was suddenly seized with an acute attack of appendicitis which
was supposed to have been brought on by an injury received some time ago while
at work on his farm.
Mr. Garber had lived for the past 10 years on a small farm northeast of Rochester on the road to Talma. He moved there from Miami county where he was born. Mr. Garber leaves a wife, four brothers and four sisters. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry GARBER, live near Bunker Hill. He was the father of two children who are dead. Mr. Garber was a member of the Universalist church
and of the Eagle lodge at Rochester. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at Bunker Hill.
Mary Irene BOWEN, age six, daughter of Nelson and Emma BOWEN, died at the farm home of her parents, two miles south of Akron, Sunday morning, as a result of an attack of appendicitis. Funeral at the Mt. Hope U. B. church, Tuesday at 11 o'clock.
Amos TEEPLES, for 25 years in the employ of the Lake Erie railroad and for 20 years of the time a conductor, died at Walkerton at 8:30 Friday night of paralysis. He was known to many of this city who had ridden on his trains during these years. He had not been with the road the past four years. Funeral at Walkerton Minday at 1:30.
After an illness lasting since last March, Mrs. Mabel CROSE, 22, died Monday morning at her home north of the Erie railroad on Jefferson St., a victim of tuberculosis. She was the wife of C. J. CROSE, employee of the Erie railroad. Mrs. Crose leaves a child age two years, her mother, Mrs. Lorretta SHARP, who lives five miles northeast of Rochester, two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Harley McCARTER and daughter, Zetha [McCARTER], went to Marion today to attend the funeral of a relative.
Tuesday, November 9, 1915
The funeral of Mrs. C. J. CROSE, who died Monday, will be held at the U.B. church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, services by the pastor.
Wednesday, November 10, 1915
Thursday, November 11, 1915
Mabel Leon CROSE, daughter of Benjamin and Loretta SHARP, was born in Kewanna, Fulton county, Indiana, August 1, 1892; died in Rochester, Indiana, Nov 8, 1915, aged 23 years, two months and seven days. She was united in marriage with C. J. CROSE, Jan 21, 1911, and to this union was given one child, a son, Harold [CROSE], who is now two years old. She was a loving and dutiful wife, an affectionate daughter and sister. She leaves, besides her husband and son, a mother, two brothers, John [SHARP] and Russel SHARP, and two sisters, Adda SCOTT and Dessa HAMLET, both of Rochester. She was a victim of tuberculosis which preyed upon her feeble frame for weary months. She was patient to the end and died in the atmosphere of prayer and in hope of eternal life.
The funeral of the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson BOWEN of
Sugar Grove was held at Mt. Hope Tuesday at 11 o'clock, by Rev. Z. DIXON, and
the body was laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Friday, November 12, 1915
Mrs. Mary Edith WYLAND WALLACE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel WYLAND, was born March 1887, and died at Culver Nov 4, 1915, aged 28 years, seven months and 14 days. She was united in marriage to Edgar WALLACE Sept 3, 1907. To this union were born three children -- Bernard [WALLACE], Harry [WALLACE] and infant Harold [WALLACE] who died at birth, and is now resting in his mother's arms. She joined the U.B. church when a child and remained faithful. While in Culver she was a member of class No. 10 of the Reformed Sunday school. She leaves husband, two sons, father, mother and three brothers. The funeral services were held at Grovertown, the home of her parents, by Rev. A. J. MICHAEL of Freeport, Ill., assisted by the local pastor of the M.E. church, and the bodies of mother and child were interred in the Grovertown cemetery.
Saturday, November 13, 1915
Word war received here Saturday of the death of Mrs. Wm. WOOD. She had
suffered three years of paralysis. Funeral at Mentone Sunday afternoon. - - -
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Indiana Cemeteries, Nichols Cemetery, Franklin Twp.: William W. WOOD, June 11, 1850 - Aug 10, 1928; Anna BROWER WOOD, his wife, Jan 1, 1850 - Nov 5, 1915]
Monday, November 15, 1915
Tuesday, November 16, 1915
After an illness lasting two years, John Adam MOW, 79, a well known resident
of this city, died Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of his son, John
MOW, on west Third street. Death was due to complications following old age. For
the past two years Mr. Mow has been unable to walk without help.
Deceased was born in Rush county, April 11th, 1836, and after moving to Marshall county where he lived for a number of years, he came to this county about 30 years ago. Mr. Mow had been a farmer all of his life, with the exception of the time he spent in Rochester. When in his twenties, he married Martha L. PRESTON who died a number of years ago. They were the parents of 11 children, six of whom are living: John [MOW], George [MOW], Bert [MOW] and Frank [MOW] of Rochester, Mrs. Manda LINN of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mary WOODFIELD of Toledo, Ohio. Some time after the death of his first wife, Mr. Mow married Susan SCOTT and after her death, he married Emaline BARGER who also preceded him. Mr. Mow served one year in the Civil war. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the home.
A. D. HUGHES left Tuesday morning for Lansing, Mich., to attend the funeral
of his sister, Mrs. P. A. HILDRETH, who died suddenly Friday in Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Hildreth visited several years ago in Rochester and last week had just
completed preparations to visit the San Francisco exposition, when she took
sick. She had planned to visit several weeks in this city on her trip West.
John Wesley VANDERGRIFT, son of Richard G. and Nancy A. VANDERGRIFT, was born on a farm near Marshtown, Fulton county, Indiana, August 20th, 1859, and departed this life Nov. 7, 1915, aged 56 years, two months and 17 days. When he was five years old he moved with his parents to a farm southeast of Rochester and lived in that neighborhood the rest of his life. On August 15, 1895, he was married to Ida May MAXWELL. To this union were born three children, Harold Monroe [VANDERGRIFT], Bertha Edith [VANDERGRIFT] and John Albert [VANDERGRIFT]. Deceased had long been an active member of Green Oak Lodge I.O.O.F. He was a willing and capable Odd Fellow, performing many important duties. He has had poor health for several years but the immediate cause of his death was an acute attack of Bright's disease. He leaves to mourn their loss his devoted wife and their three children, one brother, Cora VANDERGRIFT, two sisters, Mrs. Lewis WHITTENBERGER and Mrs. Boyd HAYWARD, and many other relatives and friends.
D. A. WALLER went to Randolph county today to attend the funeral of a relative.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. BARKER, Mr. and Mrs. Guy NELLANS and Mr. and Mrs. A. S. ZABST attended the funeral of Mrs. Milo BARKER which was held at Peru, Sunday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Wednesday, November 17, 1915
Daniel DILLMAN, 97, and the oldest person in Miami county, died Monday at his home in Mexico.
Mrs. Mary BRAMAN, 51, wife of Anthony BRAMAN, former local rural mail
carrier, died Wednesday morning at 6:30 at her home on west Sixth, following
what is thought to have been a successful suicide attempt.
Mrs. Braman was found Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at the home on west Sixth street lying unconscious on the kitchen floor. The doors were closed, the four jets of the gas stove were wide open and the jet used to operate an iron was also open. She was in a partly nude condition and it is thought that she had been unconscious for nearly an hour, as her body was very cold. The kitchen was completely filled with gas and large quantities had seeped to other parts of the house.
Mrs. Braman was found by her husband. They have not been living together since last May, when Braman moved to his lake cottage and the wife remained in the city. Several days ago Braman told his wife that he would call Tuesday afternoon for the purpose of having her sign certain papers which would entitle her to some money. Mrs. Braman had been living alone with the exception of the time which her son, Vernon Noyes, spent with her, but recently several women of the neighborhood have been calling often, knowing that she was afflicted with a disease which would soon prove fatal.
Mrs. Braman knew that she would never enjoy good health again and this fact coupled with her family troubles, may have prompted her to commit suicide. Her condition had been very bad for the past few days and recently she suffered considerable pain.
Mrs. Braman was born in Ohio. Her marriage to Anthony Braman took place about 12 years ago, following a correspondence by mail. She was the widow of William NOYES and by him had three children, Vernon NOYES of this city, Mrs. Stilla RICH of Loveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Edward KERSEY of near Rochester.
Tuesday, November 18, 1915
Word was received in this neighborhood that one of the little twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER died last Sunday and was buried Tuesday of this week at this place. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Friday, November 19, 1915
Adam AULT, 74, a well known resident of this county, died Friday morning at
6:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nettie Johnson, who lives west of
Rochester. Mr. Ault had been in poor health this summer but a stroke of apoplexy
was the immediate cause of his death. He had been living with his daughter for
the last five years.
Deceased was born in Stark county, Ohio, January 21, 1842, the son of John and Julia A. AULT. He was one of 14 children. His parents, with 10 children, came to Fulton county in 1849 and settled on a farm four and one-half miles west of Rochester. On the second of October, 1862, Mr. Ault was married to Mary J. KEELY, who died 21 years ago. They were the parents of three children, two of whom are living, Oliver AULT of Everett, Washington, and Mrs. Nettie JOHNSON.
After living on a farm in Marshall county and near Rochester for a number of years, Mr. Ault moved to this city in 1871. For a lengthy period Mr. Ault engaged in the manufacture of patent medicines in which he was very successful. He also conducted a hardware store in Rochester for a number of years.
He was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Ault leaves eight grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services of Mrs. Anthony BRAMAN, who died Wednesday morning, at Hoover's Chapel at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. The body may be sent to Ohio for burial.
Saturday, November 20, 1915
The funeral of Adam AULT will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge.
Monday, November 22, 1915
Tuesday, November 23, 1915
Mrs. Louisa MOORE, 73, wife of David MOORE, died suddenly Monday evening
about eight o'clock at the home in Athens. She had been suffering with heart
trouble for several years but retired Tuesday evening without saying anything
about her condition. About 7:30, Mr. Moore saw that his wife was suffering and
at once called Dr. STINSON, but before he arrived she was dead.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore would have been married 50 years next June and they had been considering plans for a celebration. Mrs. Moore leaves one daughter, Mrs. Cora HUTCHENSON of Hammond and the following brothers and sisters: Elder James WAGONER, Samuel
WAGONER, Mrs. Samuel COOK, Mrs. Zane RUSSELL and Mrs. Emma MOORE. Funeral Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Saints church in Athens.
Mrs. Fannie L. PIERCE of Chicago was instantly killed Sunday evening about seven o'clock when struck by an automobile while crossing Oakwood boulevard to her apartments. Mrs. Pierce was an aunt of Mrs. Vine CURTIS of this city. Mrs. Curtis and son, Junior, left for Chicago Tuesday afternoon.
Mary E. DOSS daughter of Geo. Kay and Mary DELTON DOSS, was born near Richmond, Va., Feb. 14, 1864, and died Nov. 17, 1915, age 51 years, 10 months and three days. In 1868 she with her parents and 10 brothers and sisters removed to Martinsville, Ohio. On Jan 16, 1880, she was united in marriage to W. M. NOYES, who died June 22, 1894. To this union were born six children. Three passed away while small. Oct 11, 1903, she was united in marriage to A. S. BRAMAN of Rochester. She leaves her husband, three children, Mrs. Ed. KERSEY of Kewanna, Ind. Mrs. Geo. W. RICH of Loveland, Ohio, and Vernon NOYES of this city, and two brothers and two sisters residing in various points in Ohio.
Wednesday, November 24, 1915
A still born baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John MEDARY, Wednesday morning. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery Friday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Friday, November 26, 1915
A gun "that wasn't loaded" caused a distressing accident in Blue
Grass Wednesday morning when Chester FORD, five, son of Oliver FORD,
accidentally killed his one-year-old baby brother.
Ivan [FORD], another brother, aged 14, had returned to the house from hunting and placed his rifle on the floor. Chester picked up the gun, pointed it at his little brother lying in a crib and ,with the remark "I'll shoot," pulled the trigger.
The bullet entered the baby's forehead and bore its way clear through, passing out at the back. The lad who did the shooting did not realize that the gun was loaded and his childish distress at the consequences of his act was great.
A physician was called to attend the little victim, but the baby died three hours after the shooting. The coroner of Fulton county is making an investigation but there is no doubt that he will return a verdict exonerating the shooter.
Wm. RAILSBACK died at his home in Argos Wednesday afternoon. Funeral at two
[NOTE: Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Twp.: William RAILSBACK, Dec 3, 1830 - Nov 24, 1915; Melissa RAILSBACK, Feb 8, 1832 - Jan 31, 1918]
Special to the Sentinel
South Bend, Ind., Nov 26 -- Rev. E. M. BALLOU, 3717 E. Seventh st, River Park, died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of five years. He was born in Cass county, Mich., Feb 4, 1866, and moved to River Park Oct 1, 1915, from Rochester, Ind. At Rochester he was pastor of a United Brethren circuit. Fourteen years ago he was united in marriage to Hannah
HAGER, who survives him.
Funeral from the residence Saturday at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Edward JENNINGS of the Free Methodist church officiating. Burial in the Mishawaka cemetery.
Rev. Ballou was pastor of the United Brethren circuit here for about a year. He left the charge early in the fall, and moved from the city later, announcing his intention to go into business in South Bend. It was not known here that he was ill.
Saturday, November 27, 1915
Martin B. CRABBS, 63, one of Fulton county's well known farmers, died
suddenly Friday evening at 10 o'clock at his farm west of Rochester. Although
Mr. Crabbs had not been well for several months, he retired Friday evening
feeling as good as usual. About 10 o'clock, his daughter, Fannie, heard her
father breathing hard, but before she could summon a physician, he passed away.
His illness was heart disease. Mrs. Crabbs died about 12 years ago.
Martin Crabbs was born in Ohio and moved to this county about 28 years ago and for the past 24 years he lived on the farm where he died. Mr.Crabbs was the father of eight children seven of whom are living: Mrs. Job MILLER of Ladysmith, Wis.; Mrs. Fred COOK, Culver; Albert CRABBS of Ohio; and Miss Fanny CRABBS, Fred [CRABBS], Donald [CRABBS] and C. CRABBS who are at home. He leaves one brother and two sisters, Grant CRABBS, Mrs. Alice FIDDLER and Mrs. William SLASON of Ohio. The children will be home to attend the funeral.
Mr. Crabbs was a life-long member of the republican party and took an active interest in its affairs. Last spring he headed a petition to build an improved road west of Rochester, which was known as the Crabbs highway.
Monday, November 29, 1915
The funeral of the late Martin CRABBS was held Monday afternoon at the home at 2:30 o'clock. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Robert BERRY, three, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester BERRY of Argos, died at Woodlawn hospital Sunday, a victim of appendicitis. He will be buried at Argos.
Miss Faoma BRADY, 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph BRADY, died at the home of her parents in Mishawaka Friday morning of leakage of the heart. The parents are well known here, being former residents. A number of Rochester relatives, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. BRADY, Mrs. E. A. MILLER, Mrs. Frank KUMLER, Mr. and Mrs. Fred REED, Miss Faye BRADY and Mr. and Mrs. Frank ANDERSON attended the funeral which was held there Sunday.
Mart STOCKBERGER, five, son of Mrs. Emma and Delbert STOCKBERGER, died Sunday
at the farm home near Richland Center as a result of brain fever. Funeral
Tuesday by Rev. S. M. McNEELY at the Richland Center M.E. church. Burial in
Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, November 30, 1915
The funeral of Mart STOCKBERGER was held at Richland Center, Tuesday afternoon. Interment at the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Jacob CLEMANS, of Wisconsin, attended the funeral of Martin CRABBS which was held Monday.
Miss Faye BRADY has returned from Mishawaka where she attended the funeral of her niece, Faoma BRADY.
Wednesday, December 1, 1915
In order to notify Mrs. J. S. MILLER, who lives near Port Arthur, Wisconsin,
of the death of her father, Martin CRABBS, Harvey WAYMIRE, Western Union agent,
last week was compelled to send the message over 4,000 miles of wire.
Although the proceeding is unusual the company allowed the local operator to cut through Chicago, to Denver, Colo., to Duluth, Minn., and then to Ladysmith, Wis., where the message was sent over a telephone to Port Arthur. At Port Arthur the messenger hired a rig and drove through 22 inches of snow to the farm home of Mrs. Miller, who lives eight miles from the town. The relatives here paid $2.50 to send the message, the telegraph company getting 50 cents and the messenger at Port Arthur two dollars. Under normal conditions the message would have been sent by the way of Milwaukee, but war news had the wires to that city occupied.
Edward CARROLL, age 40, of Wabash, Ind., died at the Woodlawn hospital
Wednesday morning about 6:30 as the result of injuries received Tuesday
afternoon when struck by an automobile driven by Rudy KETTERING, traveling
salesman for the Huntington Grocery Co.
The accident occurred northwest of Rochester on the Germany road near the farm home of T. J. GAUMER. Carroll, with four other teamsters, arrived in Rochester Monday night about 10:30 from Wabash. They are employes of the Pike Lumber Co., of Wabash and were on their way to Monterey where they intended to haul logs from a woods to cars. Several horses took sick here and they were unable to start on the last lap of their trip until Tuesday afternoon. Carroll was driving a team hitched to a heavy load of baled hay. Two teams were in front of Carroll and two following when they passed the Gaumer home.
Kettering left Rochester in his Buick roadster accompanied by his sister-in-law, Miss Inez BUZZERD, of Huntington, and was on his way to Leiters Ford and Germany when he came up behind the string of wagons.
The men driving the teams behind Carroll were riding their wagons and Kettering passed them easily as the road was wide. Coming to Carroll's team, which was taking much of the road with the driver walking on the left side of the wagon, Kettering sounded his horn vigorously. Hearing the warning, the driver of the team evidently made an effort to get hold of the lines which were fastened to a bolster and was in the act of climbing up the side of the load of baled hay when the car came up alongside.
Only the two people in the machine saw the accident which cost Carroll his life. They say that just as the car got up to the wagon and while Carroll was trying to climb up the side of his load, he lost his grip and fell backwards, directly in front of the auto. The car was then four feet from the wagon and Carroll's head and shoulders fell directrly in front of the left wheel, the front wheel
passing over him. Kettering put on the brakes and stopped the machine within
a few feet. The screams of Miss Buzzerd attracted the attention of the other
teamsters and all came back. Carroll was picked up and taken to the home of
Gaumer and later was brought to the hospital in an ambulance. The injury which
caused his death was inflicted over the left lung. Several rigbs were broken.
One ear was nearly torn from the head. After an examination the attending
physician held but little hopes of recovery. The driver of the machine helped to
take Carroll to the Gaumer house and then proceeded to Leiters, returning to
Rochester in the evening. Mr. Gaumer, who inspected the scene of the accident,
says that the driver of the car was not to blame. Kettering declares that he
could not have avoided striking
Carroll under any circumstances.
Carroll had been working for the D. A. Pike Lumber Co. for several years and was married only four weeks ago. One of the teamsters in the gang, Charles REAHARD of Wabash, returned to Rochester to look after Carroll and notify his relatives, while the others proceeded to Monterey. The body was taken to Wabash where the funeral will be held.
Dr. M. O. KING stated today that in as much as there were witnesses who practically exonerated Mr. Kettering, it would not be necessary to hold an inquest.
Mrs. O. K. GROVE was called to Chicago Tuesday evening by the death of her brother, W. W. JORDON.
Thursday, December 2, 1915
Friday, December 3, 1915
R. R. WHITTENBERGER and wife of Akron attended the funeral of Mrs. David MOORE and took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Herb HARTER Thursday. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Saturday, December 4, 1915
Quite a number of people from here attended the funeral at Blue Grass of the 11 months old son of Oliver FORD, who was accidentally shot Wednesday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Monday, December 6, 1915
Tuesday, December 7, 1915
David BRIGHT, retired farmer and ex-trustee of Henry township, died very
suddenly Monday evening about six o'clock at the home of his son, Ernest
[BRIGHT], who lives north of Akron.
Mr. Bright had been in good health and Monday left his home to go to the farm to help cut wood. About five o'clock he took sick and died before the physician could arrive. Death was caused by heart trouble. Mr. Bright was one of the best known men in Henry township. He took an active interest in the affairs of the community and was well liked.
He leaves a wife, two daughters and two sons, Homer [BRIGHT], who lives in Oklahoma, and Ernest [BRIGHT], who lives near Akron.
Special to the Sentinel
Akron, Ind., Dec. 7 -- Mrs. Marion FULTZ, wife of the Akron postmaster, died suddenly this morning at her home from leakage of the heart. Although Mrs. Fultz had been ill for some time, recently it was thought that she had improved and death was unexpected. She formerly resided in Rochester.
Mrs. Fultz leaves a husband, three sons, age six, nine and 14, and eight brothers and sisters, A. D. ROBBINS and Charley ROBBINS of Rochester, Bert ROBBINS and Roy ROBBINS of Mishawaka, Mrs. Marion MOORE of Akron, Mrs. Albert MARTINDALE of Peru, and Mrs. Della COLE and Mrs. Dora PYLE of near Rochester.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery: F. Marion FULTZ, Feb 9, 1870 - Feb 5, 1954; J. Gertrude FULTZ, July 25, 1873 - Dec 7, 1915; Dessa A. FULTZ, 1883-1972]
Wednesday, December 8, 1915
Mrs. Sarah CRABILL, 73, wife of F. W. CRABILL, died Wednesday morning at the
farm home near Whippoorwill, after an illness lasting for six months. Death was
due to heart trouble.
Mrs. Crabill was the mother of six daughters by her first husband, William BRYANT. A year ago last September she was married to F. W. Crabill, who survives her. Mrs. Crabill leaves two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Martin KESSLER, who lives near Rochester. Funeral arrangements later.
The funeral of Mrs. Marion FULTZ will be held Thursday afternoon at Akron, with interment there.
Thursday, December 9, 1915
The funeral of the late Mrs. Marion FULTZ took place Thursday afternoon at Akron, with interment in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
James C. DILL, 77, a pioneer of Liberty township, died at his home southwest
of Fulton Tuesday. Mr. Dill had been in poor health for some time. He leaves a
wife and children to mourn their loss. Funeral at the Fulton U. B. church under
the auspices of the Reed Post G.A.R. of which he was a member, Friday morning at
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: Jas. C. DILL, Co B 46 Ind Inf (no dates); Fannie A. DILL, 1842-1934; Anna E. DILL, 1874-1906]
Mr. and Mrs. John GINN and Mr. and Mrs. Estil GINN attended the funeral of Mrs. Hugh MILLER at Akron Friday. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. George WEIR, Walter OVERMIRE and family, Mr. and Mrs. William
BURKETT and Albert BURKETT, attended the funeral of Ed OVERMIRE at Jordan church
on last Friday. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Friday, December 10, 1915
Ex-Judge Isaiah CONNER is dead.
Rochester's most prominent jurist and senior member of the Fulton county bar died Friday morning at 11:25 in his Sentinel block apartments where he lived for years. Death was due to cancer of the liver. He was 80 years old last August.
The end came as a relief to Mr. Conner. He was ready and willing to go and during the last few days had asked the attending physician repeatedly, "When will the end come?" Until Thursday evening he did not suffer any pain and early Friday morning passed into unconsciousness after a restless night. His sister, Mrs. J. S. IRWIN, and niece, Miss A. M. CONNER and a trained nurse were with him when he passed away. Considering Mr. Conner's age, his illness was short. In October, he came home to Rochester after spending some time at Martinsville. Even then he refused to give up and for several weeks after taking his bed, told his friends that he would soon be ready to work.
Isaiah Conner was born in Marion, Ind., August 4, 1835, the son of Nelson and Sarah CONNER. His parents were the first white people married in Grant county. Mr. Conner was one of seven children. He was raised on a farm and secured his early education by attending a Quaker school. Going to Marion, he attended school, then took up the practice of law, and in 1867 was admitted to the bar in Grant county. Two years later, in 1869, Mr. Conner located in Rochester entering into a partnership with Edward CALKINS. Several years later, they dissolved partnership and the former entered into a like agreement with William McMAHAN. A year later, Mr. Conner and Julius ROWLEY formed a partnership which lasted for nine years.
In 1884, Mr. Conner was elected Judge of the Fulton and Marshall circuit court, holding the office for one term, six years. On the bench Mr. Conner was noted as a stern disciplinarian. He would never countenance moves to obtain delay and levied penalties with a stern hand but maintained an open and fair mind toward all questions. His knowledge of the law was on a par with that of any attorney in this section of the state and even in his declining years he was thoroughly posted in recent court decisions. His blunt manner of speaking coupled with his known eccentricities made him well liked by his fellow members of the bar. Mr. Conner was always very independent and even on his death bed refused to let anyone aid him, unless he absolutely needed help.
On January 26th, 1862, Mr. Conner was married to Miss Talitha LINE who died in this city in 1895. He was always a staunch member of the democratic party and took an active interest in its welfare. He belonged to no fraternal orders. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon under the direction of the County Bar Association. Attorney M. A. BAKER will deliver the eulogy and Rev. A. S. WARRINER will have charge of the services which will probably be held in the court room at the court house. The arrangements for the funeral and every detail was made by Mr. Conner before he passed away.
He leaves the following sisters, Mrs. J. S. IRVIN [sic] of Blunt, S. Dakota, Mrs. J. M. GILPIN of Lagro, Ind., and Mrs. Amanda HUDSON of Sheboygan, Wis.
After a two years' struggle with tuberculosis, Mrs. George W. MILLER, aged
about 60, wife of a well known farmer, died Thursday afternoon about four
o'clock at her home three miles southwest of Richland Center.
Mrs. Miller had long resided in this community and had a wide acquaintance. Until recently, she had been associated with many activities in her neighborhood, but illness compelled her to resist. Her father was at one time a prominent local citizen.
Mrs. Ella MILLER was born in Plymouth county, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs.William J. MYERS, and removed with her parents to Marshall county, later
coming with them to Rochester. Her first husband was Irvin MILLER, with whom she
lived until he died at Walkerton. About 21 years ago, she married Geo. W.
MILLER, who survives. She also leaves two brothers, Allen [MYERS] and LeRoy
[MYERS], and one sister, Mrs. Rudolph BEEHLER, all of this city; a foster
daughter, Mrs. Sherman GIBBONS of Rochester and several step-children, Arthur
MILLER of Rochester, Orville [MILLER] of north of the city, Alvah [MILLER] of
Argos, Clem R. [MILLER] of Germany and Mrs. Mattie COOK of LaPorte county.
Funeral Sunday at North Germany church, with Rev. E. J. KUONEN, formerly of Richland Center, in charge. Burial in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.: Ella M. MILLER, wife of G.W., Jan 5, 1855 - Dec 9 1915]
John SHIDAKER, a son of Milton SHIDAKER, died at Cromwell last week. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Saturday, December 11, 1915
The members of the Fulton County Bar Association met Friday evening and arranged for the funeral of Ex-Judge Isaiah CONNER, which will be held at the court house Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Committees on resolutions and flowers were selected. Members of the Marshall county bar will attend. The following men will act as pall bearers: George W. HOLMAN, Henry BIBLER, Julius ROWLEY, P. M. BUCHANAN, Ex-Judge Harry BERNETHA and Judge S. N. STEVENS. M. A. BAKER will deliver the eulogy. Rev. A. S. WARRINER will have charge of the services. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
John Wesley HARTMAN died Friday afternoon at his home in Athens after a long
illness. Funeral Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the church in Athens. Rev. J.
N. MARTIN of Rochester in charge.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Hoover's Cemetery, Henry Twp.: John W. HARTMAN, Co B 158 IVI, June 21, 1861 [sic] - Dec 10, 1915]
The four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl DeMONT died at the farm home of his parents, about six miles west of Rochester, Saturday morning at nine o'clock. Funeral held Monday with interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Monday, December 13, 1915
Miss Nellie AULT, daughter of the late Darius (Jud) AULT, died in her home in Cleveland Monday, according to word received here late this afternoon.
Obeying her mother's request to gather eggs, Miss Lily BRUGH left the house
Saturday afternoon about four o'clock and went to the barn. When she returned,
15 minutes later, her mother, Mrs. Verlinda BRUGH, age 83, lay on the floor near
the kitchen door, dead. Every bit of clothing down to her shoes, was burned from
the body, and the floor, the base board and a shelf on the wall over the stove
were on fire. The death struggle probably lasted 10 minutes.
The accident occurred at the home of James BRUGH, who lives two miles east of
Leiters. Mrs. Brugh owned the home and her son and single daughter Lily lived
with her. Mr.Brugh came to the city Saturday. No one saw the accident which led
to Mrs. Brught's death, but it is thought that her clothing caught fire when she
attempted, as she was in the habit of doing, to lift a stove lid by wrapping her
apron around the handle. As she wore a cotton garment, it is evident that the
flames soon swept the body.
Evidence of a struggle were found everyplace in the room. The aged woman evidently tried to get to the door to call for help, but as she was very feeble, her efforts only hastened the end. Miss Brugh said that she did not hear a sound or scream for help while she was at the barn. On discovering her mother's body, she screamed for help and soon the home was filled with neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Verlinda BRUGH was the widow of Joseph BRUGH, who died 41 years ago. She leaves seven children: George [BRUGH], James [BRUGH], Albert [BRUGH], Edward [BRUGH], Lily [BRUGH], Elmer [BRUGH] and Laura [BRUGH]. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at the church in Leiters.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: Joseph BRUGH, father, Sep 28, 1822 - Mar 21, 1874; Verlinda ALLISON BRUGH, mother, Apr 26, 1834 - Dec 11, 1915]
Every seat in the court room was taken at two o'clock Sunday afternoon when
friends and relatives of ex-Judge Isaiah CONNER came to pay him their last
respects. The casket was taken to the court house at one o'clock and the body
lay in state in front of the judge's bench until two o'clock. Massed behind the
casket and over the bench was a profusion of flowers sent by individuals, the
local bar association, which attended in a body, and the associations of
The services were opened with a prayer by Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church. Following, "Lead Kindly Light" was rendered by a male quartette, C. J. IRWIN, Glen COLE, Ray FRETZ and Frank BRYANT. The eulogy delivered by Atty. M. A. BAKER was a masterpiece of its kind. The local man, writing from an acquaintance which lasted many years, paid due respect to the many good virtues of ex-Judge Conner and asked that his memory be cherished for them alone. Frank Bryant and C. J. Irwin then sang a duet entitled "Sometime, Somewhere." The services were concluded by a song by the quartette, "Lord, If He Sleep."
Among those from out of town present were: Judge COOK of Huntington, ex-Judge BURSON of Winamac, Judge STEVENS, Leo LAUER and Prosecutor McKESSON of Plymouth and A. D. TONER of Delong. The relatives at the funeral were Mrs. J. S. IRWIN of Blunt, S.D., Mrs. Amanda HUDSON of Marion, Mrs. Ella MUSSELMAN of Indianapolis, Mrs. Grace COFFMAN of Marion, Miss Sarah CONNER of Sheboygan, Wis., and Professor Isaiah CONNER of LaPorte. Three nephews, Frank [CONNER] and Charles CONNER of Wabash and Harry HUDSON of Marion, came Saturday night but were compelled to return home before the funeral. Interment took place at the Odd Fellows cemetery where a short service was held. Shortly before the funeral, the local bar association met at the court house were resolutions of respect from the Marshall county bar, the Huntington county bar, the local bar and the bar in Miami county were read.
Arthur METZLER, administrator of the estate of Mr. CONNER, filed the will in court Monday. He left property valued at about $3,000 and all of his sisters were remembered. Provision was made for the disposal of all of his personal belongings. His law library will be sold.
Word has been received by T. J. BRADY that his brother, David [BRADY], of Des Moines, Ia., died there Dec. 11th. Mr. Brady, on account of his own illness, will not be able to attend the funeral.
Word has been received here of the death of Adam WALLER, of Farmer City, Ill. D. A. WALLER, his brother, left for that place Monday to attend the funeral.
Tuesday, December 14, 1915
The funeral of Miss Nellie AULT who died Monday will be held in Cleveland Thursday.
Mrs. J. S. IRWIN of Blunt, S.D., and Mrs. Grace COFFMAN, of Marion, have returned home after attending the funeral of their brother, Isaiah CONNER.
Wednesday, December 15, 1915
Thursday, December 16, 1915
The funeral of late Mrs. Jefferson SUNDAY, 77, who died Wednesday morning at her home east of Fulton, was held Thursday morning in the U. B. church in Fulton, Rev. FISHER of Mexico officiating. Interment at Fulton. Besides her husband, she leaves four children. Three are dead.
Mr. and Mrs. William MANLEY left for Marion, Ohio, today to attend the funeral of his brother, Alfred MANLEY.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmet McKEE and family have removed to their home in Michigan City after attending the funeral of a relative near Leiters.
Mrs. A. M. CONNER and Mrs. Ella MUSSELMAN went to the latter's home in Indianapolis today after attending the funeral of the late Isaiah CONNER.
Rev. KUONEN of Burnettsville addressed a large crowd at Sand Hill Sunday night, preaching a fine sermon. Mr. Kuonen preached Mrs. Geo. MILLER'S funeral at North Germany. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Friday, December 17, 1915
Saturday, December 18, 1915
Edward WENTZEL, 85, well known in Rochester, died Saturday morning near Bruce
Lake. Funeral at Bruce Lake Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Bruce Lake Cemetery, Union Twp.: Edward WENTZEL, Nov 21, 1830 - Dec 18, 1915, ae 85y-27d; Elizabeth
SCHWARTZ WENTZEL, his wife, Feb 28, 1828 - May 23, 1902, ae 74y-2m-25d]
Monday, December 20, 1915
Jack KAHOE, a former resident of Rochester, died recently in San Francisco, Calif., according to word received Monday by his brother-in-law, Albert McKEE. Mr. Kahoe was a bricklayer and worked here for many years. Some mystery surrounds his death as his near realtives did not get the news until several weeks after the funeral. He was about 60 years old.
Tuesday, December 21, 1915
The will of Edward WENTZEL, who died last week, filed in court Tuesday, gives George GIFT, a former local young man, one-third of the estate valued at nearly $22,000. The other two heirs are the sons of Mr. Wentzel, Nathaniel [WENTZEL] and Jesse WENTZEL, who are appointed administrators. Mr. Gift is a grtandson of Mr.Wentzel and his parents are dead. The estate consists of land worth $20,000 and personal property worth $1,500. Mr. Gift is now traveling for a drug firm and makes his home in Milwaukee.
After an illness lasting all summer, Mrs. Hannah WYLIE, 81, widow of G. W.
WYLIE, died Monday night at the home of her son, Robert Wylie, in the northwest
part of the city. Death was caused by a cancer of the liver.
Mrs.Wylie was born in Union Co., Pa., and lived in this county for 60 years. About six yeas ago she moved to Rochester. Her husband died 15 years ago. She was the mother of three sons, two of whom are living, Robert [WYLIE] and Charles WYLIE. She leaves two brothers and one sister and seven grandchildren. Mrs.Wylie was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at the house at two o'clock, the body to lay in state from 10 until 2:00 o'clock.
Wednesday, December 22, 1915
According to the final settlement of the estate of the late Miss Jane LINE,
the Rochester Baptist church will benefit to the extent of about $650, the
deceased having willed all her possessions, consisting of some real estate and a
little personal property, to the church which she attended for years. Miss Line
died a number of years ago. She had no living heirs.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Citizens Cemetery, Rochester Twp.: E. Jane LINE, 1836-1911]
Adam SPANGLER of Mishawaka arrived today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hannah WYLIE.
J. O. BENNETT and family, of Tyner City, arrived today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hannah WYLIE.
Thursday, December 23, 1915
Mrs. Margaret NELLANS, 82, mother of John C. [JOHNSTON], Izadore [JOHNSTON]
and Henry (Posey) JOHNSTON of this city, died in Plymouth Thursday morning at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude POMEROY, after an illness of three weeks,
caused by leakage of the heart.
The body will be brought here to the home of her son, John, 517 14th St., for
the funeral, date to be announced.
Margaret DEBOLT was born in Lockville, Ohio, in 1833 and after moving to Warsaw, Ind., where she lived for several years, she came to Rochester 48 years ago. Her first husband, John C. JOHNSTON, died in this city 23 years ago. She later married James NELLANS who died here nearly four years ago. By her first husband, Mrs. Nellans was the mother of six children, William [JOHNSTON], who is dead, John C. [JOHNSTON], Izadore [JOHNSTON] and Henry [JOHNSTON] of Rochester, Mrs. Maude POMEROY of Plymouth and Mrs. Gertrude BOWMAN of California. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. T. C. ROBERTS of Missouri and Mrs. Henry HAIMBAUGH of near Rochester.
According to word which has reached here, Mrs. Ralph E. AYERS, who was shot by her husband, just before he committed suicide in a resort at Logansport Tuesday night, will recover although wounded three times. She is a sister of Miss May BLACK of Macy, at times of Rochester.
Albert HUDKINS, a Kewanna bachelor, died at the hospital at 12:30 Thursday, living but a few hours after he was brought here, suffering from appendicitis. The body was taken to Kewanna this afternoon.
Edward WENTZEL was born in Northumberland county, Pa., Nov. 21, 1830 and died
Dec 18, 1915, on the old home farm, aged 85 years and 27 days. He was baptized
in infancy and later confirmed in the Reformed church. In 1855 he was married to
Elizabeth SCHWARTZ to which union were born three children: Nathaniel [WENTZEL],
who lives on a farm near Bruce Lake; Julia Ann [WENTZEL], later Mrs. A. E. GIFT,
who died in Rochester, Ind., in 1900; and Jesse [WENTZEL] who resides on the
home farm where Mr. Wentzel first settled when coming to Indiana in 1858. From
'64 he was a member of Company E, 9th Indiana Regiment where he served to the
close of the war and was honorably discharged.
About 1865 or '70 he transferred his membership from the Reformed church to the Evangelical Lutheran church of which he has been an active, consistent and faithful member. His life ran an even course until May 1902 when his wife died, since which time he has made his home with his two sons.
He leaves one brother in Pennsylvania, two sons, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Lewis ABAIR died Sunday night at 10:30 of cancer, at her home five miles
west of Argos. Funeral was held Wednesday at 2:30 at the Poplar Grove church. -
- - GREEN TOWNSHIP ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Poplar Grove Cemetery, Union Twp.: Lewis T. ABAIR, 1859-1907; Sarah E. WARNER ABAIR, his wife, 1859-1915]
Friday, December 24, 1915
Funeral of the late Mrs. Margaret NELLANS at the home of her son, John
JOHNSTON, east 14th st., Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Elder J. F. WAGONER
officiating. Interment at the Citizens' cemetery. The body arrived here Friday
morning from Plymouth.
It was learned Friday that the attack of appendicitis which proved fatal Thursday to Albert HUDKINS of Kewanna, was a most acute seizure, the deceased having been stricken suddenly Wednesday afternoon, while working with his brother Frank [HUDKINS], assisting him to lift a rack from a wagon. Two doctors were summoned from Kewanna, and the victim removed here Thursday morning with the intention of operating, but the move was too late, as Hudkins died at two o'clock. The appendix is believed to have bursted.
Saturday, December 25, 1915
[no paper - holiday]
Monday, December 27, 1915
Mrs. Clarence CALLENTINE, age 19, died at her home near Germany Friday evening. Death was caused by childbirth. The body will be taken to Sun Prairie, Wis., where the funeral will be held. Clarence CALLENTINE was employed on the Erie section and is the son of James CALLENTINE. Mrs. Callentine was an orphan.
Friends learned here recently that the will of Miss Nellie AULT, who died in Cleveland, Ohio, made provision for the future education of Robert SWINEHART, 11, who makes his home with Mr. and Mrs. Roy PLETCHER. Miss Ault was a second cousin to the boy, a son of Orvin SWINEHART, who was killed in Mishawaka last fall. It is said that Miss Ault made provision for four years in Culver military school, the education to be completed by a four years university course.
Tuesday, December 28, 1915
Wednesday, December 29, 1915
James MARSH, 60, died at the farm home of his mother at Marshtown, Monday evening, a victim of heart failure and dropsy. Deceased was a bachelor and leaves his mother, Mrs. Katherine MARSH, two sisters, Mrs. Frank RANS and Mrs. Samuel EASTERDAY of Marshtown and two brothers, Searing [MARSH], of Marshtown, and Frank [MARSH], of Rochester. He made his home with his mother and sister, Mrs. Easterday. The funeral was held at the home at 10:30 Wednesday morning and the burial at Fletcher's lake cemetery.
Thursday, December 30, 1915
Mrs. Sallie BLACK, wife of Dal BLACK, a well known farmer living west of
Rochester and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. McMAHAN of Rochester, died
Wednesday evening at 7:30 after suffering since Sunday with a fully developed
case of lockjaw. (tetanus)
The source of the infection which led to Mrs. Black's death remains a mystery to the family. Nearly a year ago she suffered an injury to her hand, which later completely healed. About three weeks ago she took sick with the grip and while recovering from its effects, tetanus developed. Nearly every local physician was called and the family made every effort to combat the disease, which is generally fatal.
Mrs. Black was the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. John B. McMAHAN. On March 21,
1903, she married Dal BLACK. They had three children, two of whom are living,
Alice [BLACK], 10, and Russell [BLACK], three. Mrs. Black leaves her husband,
father, mother, three sisters and seven brothers: Mrs. John SCHAAF, Mrs. Mel
HAY, Miss Jessie McMAHAN and Otto [McMAHAN], Hugh [McMAHAN], Thomas [McMAHAN],
William [McMAHAN], Patrick [McMAHAN], John [McMAHAN] and James McMAHAN.
Funeral Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the farm home. One sister, Mrs. Mel HAY and sister-in-law, Mrs. Hugh McMAHAN, who went to Mississippi several weeks ago to spend the winter, will be home this evening.
George ENGLE, 50, a prominent farmer living northeast of Akron, died Wednesday followng an accident which occurred last week when he ruptured a blood vessel lifting a hay rack. Mr. Engle became ill soon after the accident and despite the aid of several physicians passed away. He leaves a wife and several children.
Friday, December 31, 1915