FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh
700 Pontiac Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538
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Saturday, January 1, 1916
Monday, January 3, 1916
The funeral of Martin V. COPLEN, uncle of Sheriff James COPLEN, will be held
Tuesday at one o'clock at Talma. Mr. Coplen, who was nearly 80, died suddenly
Saturday morning at his home in Argos following a stroke of apoplexy. He leaves
a wife and two sons, Elmer [COPLEN] and Wilson [COPLEN]
NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp.: Martin Vanburen COPLEN, father, Nov 17, 1836 - Jan 1, 1916; Sarah COPLEN, his wife, mother, Nov 30, 1837 - Feb 16, 1923]
According to word received here by his brother, H. L. BRYANT of East
Rochester, the funeral of Jesse BRYANT, 38, of Bisbee, N.D., who died last week,
was held at Cando, N.D., Sunday. Death was caused by leakage of the heart, with
which deceased had long been ill. He had spent a month in a hospital at Devil's
Mr. Bryant, who was a son of David W. BRYANT, who died north of Athens 12 years ago, and had been farming in the West about 11 years. Besides his widow and two children, there survive three brothers, H. L. [BRYANT] of Rochester and Austin [BRYANT] and Walter [BRYANT] of Arlington,Wash. Deceased was well known here.
Mrs. George REED, sister-in-law of Miss Metta REED of Rochester, died at her home in Argos Saturday afternoon. Miss Reed came home Saturday morning under the impression that she was better.
Tuesday, January 4, 1916 Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Thursday, January 6, 1916
Thomas F. DIXON, 72, one of the leading farmers of Fulton county, dropped
dead Thursday morning about nine o'clock, at his farm one-half mile northeast of
Rochester, while at his barn assisting in making up a load of hogs for the
Death came suddenly, but not without warning. For the past week Mr. Dixon had been complaining of pains in his chest which his physician had diagnosed as muscular rheumatism. He arose as usual Thursday morning and went to the barn with Charles DIXON, his son, and Oscar MANNING, a neighbor, to load some fat hogs. While the boys were working and Mr. Dixon
standing near, he suddenly complained of a pain over his heart and fell. When
his son reached him, life was extinct.
Mr. Dixon moved to Fulton county nine years ago from Flora, Ind., and purchased the farm where he resided. He leaves a wife, a son, Charles [DIXON], and a daughter, Mrs. T. A. TOUGHMAN, who lives west of Rochester. Mr. Dixon was a member of the Presbyterian church. Funeral sometime Monday.
Mrs. W. S. SHAFER and son, Robert [SHAFER], and Mrs. Arthur METZLER attended the funeral of Mrs. Shafer's brother, John WILTFONG, at Plymouth Tuesday.
Friday, January 7, 1916
Frankfort, Ind., Jan. 7 -- Jerry J. KELLEHER, a contractor of this city, died
Wednesday, following a short illness of grip and heart disease. Kelleher was
well known thruout the northern part of the state, where he has held road
Kelleher was exceedingly well known here, where he spent most of the past summer construciting the Barrett and Estabrook, concrete roads leading out of the city. It was not known here that he was ill and his death will be a shock to his many friends.
Saturday, January 8, 1916
J. W. (Wesley) ALEXANDER, 73, died Saturday morning at eight o'clock at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. R. O. McALEXANDER, in Indianapolis, where he was
taken a week ago for the benefit of his health.
Mr. Alexander had been ill for several weeks and while here at the home of his son, Vernon ALEXANDER, his condition became very precarious. Death was caused by arterial sclerosis.
For years Mr. Alexander worked in local hardware stores and recently engaged in the real estate business. Mrs. Alexander died four years ago. He leaves three children, Vernon [ALEXANDER] of this city, Mrs. R. O. McALEXANDER of Indianapolis and Mrs. Richard B. SANGER of Sharon, Pa. Funeral here Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. The body will be brought from Indianapolis Sunday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.: John W. ALEXANDER, Apr 2, 1842 - Jan 8, 1916; Mary A. ALEXANDER, Mar 1, 1847 - May 30, 1911]
Mrs. I. E. HENDRICKSON and son, Harold [HENDRICKSON] went to Milledgeville, Georgia, to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Simon WHEELER, 92.
B. N. GRIMES of Kewanna, who had been suffering from heart trouble and dropsy for several months, is dead. Deceased leaves a widow, seven children, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Monday, January 10, 1916
A son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Jess CHAMBERLAIN Saturday, died Sunday.
The funeral services of the late J. W. ALEXANDER were held at the home of his
son, Vernon, west 7th st., Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. A. S. WARRINER
officiating. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body arrived here Sunday night
from Indianapolis, where the death took place at the home of Dr. and Mrs. R. O.
McALEXANDER, who attended the funeral.
John Wesley ALEXANDER was born at Mechanicsburg, Ind., April 2, 1842, and died Jan 5, 1916. He served in the Civil war, Co. G 12th Ind. regiment and married Mary Ann ANDERSON in 1866. He had resided in this county since 1866 with the exception of three years spent in Madison county. Mrs. Alexander died four years ago. Three children survive: Mrs. R. O. McALEXANDER, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. R. B. SANGER, Sharon, Pa., and Vernon ALEXANDER of this city, all being here for the funeral. He was a member of the G.A.R.
Mrs. Novella WATSON, wife of William WATSON, a local tailor, died Sunday
afternoon at five o'clock at Woodlawn hospital, a victim of cancer. Mrs. Watson
had been ill for a long time.
Mrs. Watson was born Jan 5, 1864. Her maiden name was Novella Madonna SHULER. In January 1902, she was united in marriage to William Watson. Mrs. Watson leaves two sisters, Mrs. L. B. WALTERS of Rochester and Mrs. Carl HUDDLESON of Delong. Funeral Wednesday at two o'clock at the home on N. Jefferson street.
Aaron CUSTARD, 83, died at the home of his son W. R. CUSTARD, on west Fifth St., early Monday morning as a result of bladder trouble and old age. He leaves his wife, Huldah [CUSTARD], one son, W. R. [CUSTARD], and four grandchildren, Clifford [CUSTARD], Ethel [CUSTARD], Hazel [CUSTARD] and Fern [CUSTARD]. He moved to this city from Jasper county about three weeks ago to make his residence here on account of his son's wife's illness. The body will be taken Tuesday to the former home at Warren for the funeral Wednesday.
Mrs. Louisa KISSINGER, age about 80, died Sunday evening at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Frank WORKING, of near Kewanna. Mrs. Kissinger leaves five
children: Mrs. W. E. MOHLER of Rochester, Mrs. Frank WORKING, Samuel [KISSINGER],
Thomas [KISSINGER] and Charles KISSINGER of near Kewanna.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Union Twp.: Henry KISSINGER, 1837-1881; Louise KISSINGER, 1835-1916]
Adeline E. TAYLOR, daughter of John J. and Nancy TAYLOR, was born in Pulaski
county, near Winamac, Ind., Sept 25, 1854, and died at the home in Fulton county
near Mentone, Jan 5, 1916, aged 61 years, three months and 10 days.
Her father, Mr. Taylor, was a descendant of the U. S. President, Zachariah TAYLOR, while her mother, Nancy HOGES, was a descendant of the great Kentucky pioneer, Daniel BOONE.
On December 28, 1873, she was united in marriage to Wm. H. DILLE who survives her. To them were born two children, one son dying in infancy, and Mrs. Maggie E. CLYMER of Tiosa, Ind. Besides the husband and daughter, she leaves three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four brothers. Since the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Dille they have resided in the neighborhood of Mentone and lived in the present house 35 years. About 33 years ago she united with the Yellow
Creek Baptist church, being baptized by Elder McGRAW. When the church disbanded she moved her membership to the Mentone Baptist church. Because of sickness extending over a period of about 16 years, she was not permitted to attend divine services regularly.
Tuesday, January 11, 1916
Chicago, Ill., Jan 11 -- Daniel McDONALD, for many years the publisher of the
Plymouth, Ind., Democrat, a daily neewspaper, is dead at his residence here at
the age of 82. He was born in Indiana and resided in Plymouth until two years
ago, when he came to Chicago. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a past grand
master of the grand lodge of Indiana, being the oldest in the state. Burial will
be at Plymouth Wednesday. A widow and son survive.
McDonald was twice in the State Legislature, once in 1896 and again in 1905. He was a delegate to the democratic national convention in 1876 and in 1884 and was the democratic candidate for congress in this district in 1880. He sold his interest in the Plymouth Democrat in 1902 and retired from active business. McDonald wrote the only history of Freemasonry ever written by an Indiana man.
Aside from being well known here, the late Daniel McDonald was related to a number of local people and many will attend his funeral in the Masonic temple in Plymouth Wednesday. Judge STEVENS will adjourn court, because of the funeral. Word of his death, which took place Sunday evening reached here Monday.
The body of W. S. HORTON, who died at Hammond, will arrive in Rochester Wednesday where the funeral will be held at the Christian church - - - -.
Wednesday, January 12, 1916
A number of Masons from North Judson came to Rochester Wednesday morning to conduct the funeral of W. S. HORTON, who died in Hammond. Mr. Horton was a former resident of this county and has many relatives living near Macy. The services were held at the Christian church at 11:30.
Mrs. Richard SANGER of Sharon, Pa., and Mrs. R. O. McALEXANDER of Indianapolis after attending the funeral of their father, the late J. W. ALEXANDER, have gone to Indianapolis.
James H. BLUE, one of the oldest residents of Kosciusko county, died at his home near Mentone Monday afternoon. Death was due to a complication of diseases and followed an illness of several years.
Thursday, January 13, 1916
Word has been received here of the death of H. W. GRUBBS at his home in
Celina, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 8th. Mr. Grubbs, who was a former Rochester
resident, left this city some time ago and established himself in the dry
cleaning business in the city where he passed away. He leaves a wife and three
Barrack N. GRIMES was born Nov 23, 1842, and died Jan 4, 1916, age 74. He was united in marriage to Carilda A. BOOHER, Dec 21, 1865. To this union was born six daughters and four sons. Seven are living, Elmina I. McCLINTOC, Brook, Ind.; Mary A. FANCHER, Indianapolis, Ind.; Stella MOORE, Crawfordsville, Ind.; Hezakiah M. GRIMES, Indianapolis, Ind.; Dora STEINKE, Kewanna and Ettie FREEL of Kewanna. He united with the Saint James Lutheran church near Darlington, Ind., where he held membership until death. He lived in and near Kewanna for 16 years. He leaves one full brother, three half-brothers, three half-sisters, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Thursday at two p.m. Burial at Darlington, Ind.
Friday, January 14, 1916
Mary HARVEY, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARVEY, who live
northeast of Rochester on the I. N. DARR farm, was found dead in bed Friday
morning by the parents. It is the belief of the neighbors that the child got
tangled in the covers and suffocated. The body was yet warm when found and every
effort was made by women living in the neighborhood to restore circulation.
A SENTINEL representative in company with Deputy Coroner Dr. M. O. KING, visited the Harvey home Friday morning and found conditions which are hardly describable. The body of the child was lying on a broken down bed in a corner of one room of the two room house which was given to the family this winter rent free. A stove, held together with wire, furnished heat while a large hole in a partition furnished too much ventilation. Carpet was conspicuous by its absence and the walls were blackened with smoke. Light shown in thru many cracks in the doors.
When questioned by the coroner regarding the death of the child, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey both maintained that she was in the best of health Thursday evening and slept during the night between them. The mother found her child face downward upon the sheet, heavily covered with blankets, and maintained that the heart was yet beating. A visitor would be led to believe that an all wise Providence acted in this case for with their dead baby near, the parents indulged in a wordy altercation regarding the trouble which they have been having and the father even did not want to donate $10 of $16, which he said he had, to bury the child decently. He asked the physician to take the body back to the city and leave it at the morgue, with the excuse that he needed his money. Dr. King returned a verdict of death by suffocation. The county will probably take charge of the body.
The death is the culmination of considerable family trouble of the Harveys. Several days ago, Mrs. Harvey asked Prosecutor BROWN to file an affidavit against her husband. When in Brown's office, the wife said that she wanted to give her remaining child to some woman and told the prosecutor that Mrs. Neal WOODCOX and Mrs. Robert RICKMAN wanted the daughter. She asked Mr. Brown his advice, but he refused to take the responsibility. Later it was learned that she gave the child to Mrs. Woodcox, who lives in East Rochester, and then afterwards took her back.
Last fall, the Harveys were called before Judge STEVENS, when it was learned that they were not giving proper attention to their family of four children, and on the advice of the court, three were sent to the orphans home at Mexico. This winter, they have been living on the Darr farm while Mr. Harvey worked for Mr. Darr. His employer says that Harvey has been giving satisfaction.
Saturday, January 15, 1916
After suffering since Monday with embolus, a blood clot in an artery of the
brain, Mrs. Helen WAGONER, wife of Omer WAGONER, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.
P. BAILEY, died Friday evening at 10 o'clock at the home on south Monroe street.
The end came as a distinct shock to the community as Mrs. Wagoner was but 24
years old and was married only three years.
On Christmas eve Mrs. Wagoner gave birth to a son, who is living and in the best of health. The young wife seemingly recovered and last week received a number of visitors but on Monday, she became ill and her condition soon grew serious. Dr. Howard SHAFER was called from Chicago on Tuesday and he diagnosed the case as a blood clot on the brain. Everything was done to prolong life, but the attending physicians held out no hope from the first. The patient could not take medicine as the throat and part of the body were paralyzed and the clot, acting as a dam, kept the blood from circulating through the brain, causing a slow death.
Mrs. Helen WAGONER [Helen BAILEY], the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. BAILEY, of S. Madison st., Rochestr, was born Oct 31, 1891. She attended the grammar and high schools of the city, but did not graduate from the latter. Like her sisters, who was well known because of musical ability and her services were often in demand. In Feb, 1913, she was married to Omer WAGONER, a son of Mrs. Elizabeth WAGONER. He is associated with the Bailey planing mill. Deceased leaves, besides her parents, husband and infant son, William [WAGONER], three brothers and two sisters, Elliot [BAILEY], Max [BAILEY], Byron [BAILEY], Margaret [BAILEY SHAFER] and [Mary] Louise [BAILEY TAYLOR].
Miss Loa EYTCHESON, 12, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas EYTCHESON, died Saturday morning at the hospital, after suffering an operation for appendicitis. The operation was postponed until the last minute and when taken to the hospital Thursday, she was very ill.
E. V. HUDKINS has received word of the death of his brother, Marion HUDKINS, 77, of Alix, Alberta, Canada, which occurred on January 7th while Mr. and Mrs. Hudkins were visiting at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Mildred KOKER, at Clive, Canada. Deceased formerly lived in Kewanna and is well known to all the older residents.
After laying bedfast for 11 weeks, as the result of illness due to old age,
Mrs. Elizabeth BRUMFIELD, 84, died Saturday morning at 9:30 on the old home
place occupied by her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Ms. Joseph BABCOCK, south
of Rochester, near Wagoners.
The aged woman gradually sank away. Although not afflicted with any disease, weakness attending her advanced age caused her to take to her bed for many weeks. Mrs. Brumfield had been a widow since she was 22 years old, when her husband, Hiram BRUMFIELD, passed away.
She [Elizabeth HARPER] was born in Camden, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James HARPER. After her marriage to Mr. Brumfield, they moved to Randolph county and later to this county, where she lived for over 50 years. She leaves two children, Mrs. Jacob HOOVER of this city and Mrs. Joseph BABCOCK of near Wagoners. Three children are dead. Mrs. Brumfield was a member of the Presbyterian church for over 40 years.
Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mt. Zion church, Rev. S. A. STEWART of Rochester in charge.
Word has been received here by Jacob PERSCHBACHER, of the fact that the funeral of W. P. LEONARD, 76, of Plymouth, who died late Thursday, will be held Sunday afternoon from the home in Plymouth. Deceased was a cousin of Mr. Perschbacher's late wife.
The SENTINEL erred Friday in stating that the house where the four months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank HARVEY died is located on the farm belonging to I. N. DARR. The builing belongs to A. J. BARRETT, who owns the farm north of Darr's.
Monday, January 17, 1916
After an illness lasting two weeks, Mrs. Emma APPLEMAN, 47, wife of County
Recorder Chas. H. APPLEMAN, died Monday morning at 12:25, a victim of grip and
complications, at the residence on Madison street near 9th, where the family
moved from Leiters Ford less than a month ago.
Mrs. Appleman had been in failing health for months and several weeks ago contracted a very bad cold which developed into grip. Despite the aid of several physicians she gradually became worse. Miss Audra Appleman, who is a trained nurse, was with her mother during the last week.
Deceased [Emma FETROW] was born in Miami county in July, 1868, the daughter of John and Louise FETROW. In 1890, she married Charles H. Appleman at Peru. They were the parnts of six children, five of whom are living: Leo [APPLEMAN] of Whitefish, Montana; Donald H. [APPLEMAN] of Alger, Ohio; Miss Audra [APPLEMAN] of Chicago and Ruth [APPLEMAN] and Mabel [APPLEMAN] who are at home. Mrs. Appleman leaves three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Joseph RANKIN and Mrs. E. P. KLING of Peru, Mrs. John HEATON of Wabash, Leroy FETROW of Cleveland, Ohio, and Monta FETROW of San Francisco.
Before moving to Rochester, where Mr. Appleman took charge of the recorder's office on the first of January, Mr. and Mrs. Appleman resided in Leiters for seven years, he being Erie agent there. Previous to that time they lived six years in Ora. Mrs. Appleman was a member of the Methodist church at Leiters and was Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah lodge and Past Commander of the Maccabees. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church at two o'clock under the auspices of the Rebekahs and Maccabees. Local members of the two orders will participate.
The funeral of Mrs. Omer WAGONER will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Friends may call at the home from nine o'clock until the funeral hour.
The funeral of Miss Lou EYTCHESON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas EYTCHESON, was held at the U.B. church Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Tuesday, January 18, 1916
Grip which developed into pneumonia, caused the death of Mrs. Sarah FRY, 74,
who passed away Monday afternoon at her home north of Fulton. Mrs. Fry was the
mother of Mrs. Frank STETSON of this city. She had been in failing health for
three years, but previous to that time had been very active.
Mrs. Fry was well known in her community as one who lived strictly according
to her often repeated motto, which was, "If you can't say something good
about a person, keep still."
Deceased [Sarah ENGLISH] was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ENGLISH. About 55 [?] years ago she was united in marriage to Samuel FRY, who died in 1906. They resided in this county in the neighborhood of Fulton for over 50 years. Mrs. Fry was the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living: Charles [FRY] at home; James [FRY] of Peru; Mrs. Stella WAGONER of near Rochester; Mrs. Myrtle STETSON of Rochester; Mrs. Nora ARVIN of near Rochester; Miss Ellen [FRY] and Miss Vernie [FRY], both at home. She leaves two brothers, Joseph ENGLISH of Peru and Willard ENGLISH of Denver, and one sister. She was a member of the Dunkard church.
There were 14 automobiles in the funeral procession of the late Mrs. Omer WAGONER Tuesday afternoon. Services were held at the Methodist church with interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The church was completely filled.
Lou Ethel EYTCHESON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas EYTCHESON, was born in Chicago Heights, Cook county, Ill., on May 23, 1903, and departed this life Jan 15, 1916, aged 12 years, eight months and eight days at Rochester. Funeral Monday. Burial in Citizens cemetery.
Jacob PERSCHBACHER has returned from Plymouth where he attended the funeral of the late W. T. LEONARD.
Wednesday, January 19, 1916
Delegations of the Maccabee and Rebekah lodges of Leiters Ford, of which the late Mrs. C. H. APPLEMAN was a member, attended the funeral in a body here Wednesday.
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., Jan 19 -- Isaac KING, aged about 60, who Jan 1st completed a two year term as marshal, killed himself in his home here this morning, drinking carbolic acid and breathing his last a few minutes before noon. No cause for the act is known.
King, who was a widower, made his home with his widowed daughter, Mrs. Chloe HIZER, and it was she who found him when she returned from Logansport about 11 o'clock. She summoned a doctor, but in vain, as he died about 11:45. He purchased the acid at Elston's drug store, where he had often bought it for medicinal purposes.
King was well known and well liked, altho defeated for re-election last fall. He leaves two daughters and a son at Logansport.
King was in Rochester Tuesday, a witness in the WILLOUGHBY case. He appeared to be in good health and spirits.
Mrs. James FRY of Peru, accompanied by her brother-in-law, Frank STETSON and
family, went to Fulton to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah FRY, held
Thursday, January 20, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., Jan 20 -- It is the general impression here that the disappointment incident to his defeat in last fall's election and brooding due to alleged dissipation, were responsible for the suicide here Wednesday noon of ex-marshal Isaac KING, aged about 60.
King was beaten by a close vote, being one of the few republicans defeated. Since that time he has been known to drink heavily at times. Coroner Stanley V. ROTH states that he will return a verdict of suicide, as evidence points conclusively to the fact that the deceased drank a half ounce of carbolic acid from a tumbler. The bottle in which the drug was sold to him could not be found.
Dr. Herman ARMSTRONG, who was called, and who saw King breathe his last, has stated to the undertaker that he will sign a death certificate, but Dr. Roth is stong in his opinion that it is purely a coroner's case and will make his report in a few days. Funeral Friday, with interment at Indian Creek cemetery, near Grass Creek.
Friday, January 21, 1916
Dr. William HILL, 83, the oldest physician in Rochester, died Friday morning
at 1:30 at his home on east Eighth street after an illness of two weeks. Death
was directly due to an attack of ptomaine poisoning which left the physician in
a very weak condition.
Several weeks ago Dr. Hill became ill after eating some veal and altho he seemingly recovered after prescribing for himself, Dr. Edgar HOFFMAN was called and at once said that the aged physician had not long to live. Mrs. HILL and Mrs. HUNTER, who has been assisting at the house, were at the bedside when death came.
The death of Dr. Hill marks the passing of a Rochester citizen, once very prominent in the social and business life of this city. He was born in New York state in 1832. With his parents he moved to Paw Paw, Ind., when very young. Before he was 20 years of age he took up the practice of medicine and after studying in an office for several years, he went to Philadelphia where he graduated from a medical school.
Dr. Hill moved to Rochester in 1864. Here he soon became promient in the community and developed a large practice. At this time he was living with his second wife, his first having passed away a few years previous. One son, William HILL, Jr., now living in Morris, Ill., was born to the first union. The result of his second marriage to Miss Sarah USH was one daughter, Ollie HILL, a mute, who is dead. About 40 years ago, between 1870 and 1880, Dr. Hill, his wife and daughter, who were then members of the Methodist church, left that organization and joined the Adventist church. A marked conversion then took place in their lives. The family gave up society while the doctor quit the practice of medicine to study theology. He became a preacher in the church, his wife and daughter assisting him in the work. Although in late years he again paid some attention to medicine, he always remained a deep student of the Bible. For five or six years after the death of his second wife, he remained alone until 1906, when he married Mrs. Ann M. QUIVEY, who survives.
About 10 years ago, Dr. Hill became prominently connected with a cancer cure. A Dr. YOUNG of Edinburg, Ind., who claimed to have discovered a cure for external cancer, having passed away, his wife who under the law, could not practice medicine, persuaded Dr. Hill to stand sponsor for the cure. They claimed to have had great success with the remedy. Dr. Hill never amassed a large amount of property but in late years took care of the estate gathered during the active years of his life. When the government a year ago was trying to obtain a postoffice site here,
Dr. Hill was very active in his efforts to sell the lot at the corner of 8th and Madison streets, and took the matter greatly to heart when his ground was not selected. He leaves one sister Mrs. Jane LEEDY of Deedsville. She is in very feeble health and may not be able to attend the funeral.
Mrs. Otto CARLSON, Mrs. C. D. SHOBE and Miss Harriet BAIR went to Indianapolis today to attend the funeral of their cousin, O. T. HASKETT. Mrs. Haskett was formerly Miss May WRIGHT of this city.
Saturday, January 22, 1916
The funeral of Dr. Wm. HILL will be held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. W. A. YOUNG of Lafayette will have charge of the services and the physicians of the city will act as pall bearers.
Dr. Winfield S. SHAFER is dead.
The city's leading physician and well known public spirited citizen died Saturday morning at six o'clock at the home of his son, Dr. Howard SHAFER, in Chicago. The body will be brought to Rochester Sunday morning.
The death of Dr. Shafer does not come as a surprise to friends and relatives as it was known two weeks ago that he had not long to live. He left home a week ago last Sunday and on the Thursday following underwent an examination at a Chicago hospital where they told him that he was suffering with a cancer of the liver and that an operation would not prolong life. Mrs. Shafer was with her husband when the end came.
Dr. Shafer answered the call before his allotted time, passing away at the age of 63. His death was due to the same disease which afflicted his partner, Dr. J. N. RANNELLS. For years Dr. Rannells and Dr. Shafer occupied the same office over the Howard jewelry store and until taking his last trip to Chicago, Dr. Shafer was found every day at his office, insisting on taking care of his practice, regardless of the condition of his health.
Two Rochester institutions owe their existence to Dr. Shafer, the Woodlawn hospital and the Rochester Normal University. Woodlawn hospital was established November 2, 1905, through the efforts of Dr. Shafer who saw the need of such an institution in Rochester, and after failing to arouse public sentiment in favor of a public hospital, shouldered the task and gave the county what it needed, and though like every new undertaking it encountered obstacles of various kinds which made it appear doubtful whether or not it would survive, it is today, through the untiring effords of Dr. Shafer, on a sound financial footing.
In 1895, Dr. Shafer became interested in a normal school for this city and with his usual vigor, pushed the enterprise and invested nearly all of his capital until the school became a reality. It proved non-supporting, - - - - -, and was later abandoned.
Dr. Shafer was born in Ohio, Oct 12, 1852, the son of David and Sarah SHAFER. His parents moved to Marshall county, Ind., in 1865. They reared nine children, bringing them up on the farm. Dr. Shafer secured his early education in the common school, after which he attended the Indiana normal school at Valparaiso. While teaching school in Marshall county he took up the study of medicine, later taking a course in Rush medical college, Chicago. In 1879, he located at Big Foot, Ind., where he took up the practice of his profession. Four years later, he located in Rochester. He later took a short course in medicine in the Eclectic medical school of Cincinnati and in the Bennett school at Chicago.
Although a graduate of the old school, Dr. Shafer never refused to recognize the recent
discoveries made by science and was usually the first in this city to put
them into practice. His devotion to his profession was well known. In 1895 he
was elected president of the Indiana Medical Association. He was also a member
of the Fulton County and the Northern Indiana Medical Associations. He was a
member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic and Ben Hur lodges.
In 1878, Dr. Shafer married Miss Sarah WILTFONG. Three children are living, Dr. Howard SHAFER of Chicago, Mrs. Charles BRACKETT and Robert SHAFER of Rochester.
He leaves two brothers and two sisters, all of Lapaz, Cyrus [SHAFER] and Abraham SHAFER, Mrs. Margaret STOUT and Mrs. Mary SYKES.
Mrs. Harriet B. ROSS received word Saturday morning that her sister, Mrs. Sarah J. QUIVEY, was dead.
Monday, January 24, 1916
Henry H. WARD, ex-county clerk, and well known Rochester citizen, dropped
dead Sunday morning about two o'clock, following an attack of apoplexy at his
home on Madison St.
Mr. Ward passed away suddenly just as his father and mother before him did. About two o'clock Mrs. Ward heard her husband fall in the hall leading from his room to a bath room. Finding her husband unconscious, Mrs. Ward called a neighbor and they placed the stricken man in bed. Dr. C. J. LORING arrived a few minutes before Mr. Ward died. He never regained consciousness. He had been in fair health and Saturday while being weighed at a local store, remarked to a friend that he never felt better in his life. However, he recently visited the Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minn., and knew he was not a well man.
Henry H. Ward was the last of three children of William A. and Adeline WARD. His father died here very suddenly one year ago last March and his mother passed away in 1890. Henry Ward was born in Rochester in 1856 and November 10th, 1878, he was married to Miss Rachel SAMUELS. He leaves one son, Delmond [WARD], now of Frankfort, Ind. For years Mr.Ward was connected with his father here in the livery business and in 1887, graduated from the Ontario Veterinary college at Toronto, Canada. On November 7, 1898, Mr. Ward was elected county clerk on the democratic ticket, serving one term, four years. After retiring from office he was again in the livery business in partnership with Mr. HUFFER for about a year. He then entered the furniture business where he remained for six years. For the last four years, he had been following his profession in partnership with Dr. T. P. COOK.
Mr. Ward was at one time very active in local politics. He took an interest in the welfare of the city, being willing at all times to work hard in the interest of any enterprise. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, K. of P. and Maccabee lodges. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the house, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. lodge, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Belle GLICK, wife of O. A. GLICK, of Peru, and a sister of Mrs. Ed ZOOK
of this city, died at her home in Peru Saturday night of apoplexy. The body was
brought here Monday morning when funeral services were held at the Hoover chapel
by Rev. A. S. WARRINER, with burial at I.O.O.F. cemetery. Deceased leaves
besides the husband, two brothers and one sister, Harvey EDISON, of California,
Dr. Ancil EDISON of Texas and Mrs. ZOOK. Mr. and Mrs. Glick came to Rochester
several years ago and organized the Knights and Ladies of Honor.
The funeral of the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER, whose body was Sunday brought from Chicago, will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church, with the Masonic lodge in charge and Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from noon until the funeral hour. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Elkhart County Agent METZGER was called from Goshen to his home in Kewanna on account of the death of his grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry KAHN, of Indianapolis, are here for the WARD funeral.
Among those who attended the funeral of the late Dr. HILL Sunday afternoon were Dr. E. E. QUIVEY of Ft. Wayne, D. O. QUIVEY and Mrs. A. E. TAYLOR and son, Gordon [TAYLOR], of Lafayette, children of his widow and William HILL, Jr., of Morris, Ill., son of deceased.
The following people are here or will arrive soon to attend the funeral of Henry H. WARD: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SAMUELS of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Grant HALDERMAN of Boulder, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Milton HATFIELD of Niles, Mich, and Frank HATFIELD of South Bend.
Tuesday, January 25, 1916
HIGH HONORS PAID TO LATE PHYSICIAN
Seldom, if ever, has more honor been paid to a citizen of Rochester than was accorded the late Dr. W. S. SHAFER, whose funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church.
All of the business houses of the city, including the post office, were closed, court was adjourned and even the schools recessed. The body lay in state at the church between the hours of 12 and two in charge of a bodyguard of Masons. An immense crowd attended the funeral services which were in charge of the Rev. G. C. CHANDLER, while the last rites at the I.O.O.F. cemetery were conducted by the Masons. The pall bearers were members of the medical profession who were also Masons, Dr. C. J. LORING, Dr. Chas. GOULD, Dr. HOSSMAN of Akron and Dr. OVERMYER of Leiters.
The following relatives from out of the city were here, Chas. SHAFER of Markel, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus SHAFER, A. SHAFER, Mr. and Mrs. Eli STOUT, Mrs. Mary SIKES, Frank STUKY, Mrs. Ella GROVER and J. GROVER, of Lapaz, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew THAYER; Mrs. John WILTFONG, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. WILTFONG and Mrs. FIRESTONE of Plymouth and Schuyler WILTFONG of South Bend.
THE "LITTLE MOTHER" DEAD
Morrilton, Ark., Headlight
It came to us with a feeling of deep, personal loss when we learned Sunday of the death of Mrs. S. A. SEIBERT, who passed away at noon that day, after an illness of just a week with bronchial pneumonia. Doubtless there has never been a good woman in Morrilton whose passing will be any more greatly deplored by all than this of the "Little Mother," whose ministrations to so many here had endeared her to womanhood, she became devoted to whole families. Herself a devoted mother to her own children, whom she reared to splendid manhood and all children who came under her care, and her great heart enfolded suffering ones of all ages in tender devotion at their bedside. It is small tribute that we can pay, but from intimate personal knowledge of her and her devoted, consecrated living, we feel that we have been helped and uplifted; have been greatly blessed by knowing her, and no one more deeply sorrows with her loved ones than do we.
Elizabeth VINCENT was born in Peru, Ind., October 10, 1858, and at the age of sixteen was married to Samuel A. SEIBERT, coming with her family to Arkansas in 1890. Seven years ago Mr Seibert died and since that time Mrs. Seibert has divided her time between her children, and in her great work of ministering to the sick and suffering. Steve SEIBERT, of Oklahoma, Mrs. Lee WOOD of England and Mayne SEIBERT, of the state of Washington are the children, the first named being present at the death of their mother. On account of the distance and delayed traffic the last named could not be present and only arrived this morning, not learning of the death of his mother until them.
Mrs. Seibert was a devoted member of the Methodist church and her daily life exemplified her christianity. The funeral services were held at the home of W. L. WOOD, on Tuesday afternoon, at which time Rev. FARRIS spoke to a multitude of her friends. The many beautiful floral offerings and the presence of so many testified to the love which was borne the deceased. Interment was made in the Knights of Honor cemetery and she was laid to rest by the side of her husband. May her last long rest be sweet and dreamless.
Among the physicians here today to attend the [Winfield S.] SHAFER funeral were Drs. SARBER, KENDALL, GOULD and McCRACKEN of Argos, Dr. C. L. SLONAKER of Leiters and Dr. WISEMAN of Culver.
Wednesday, January 26, 1916
Franklin M. BEATTIE, 76, for 14 years Wayne twp assessor, died Wednesday a.m.
of pneumonia at Blue Grass. He leaves a wife and one son. Funeral Friday at Blue
Grass Baptist church.
Beattie took sick last Monday and because of his age, the disease made rapid progress. He was one of the best known men in the west part of the county and for years called regularly for the spring assessment. He was born within two miles of the home where he died. The surviving son is Dorres O. BEATTIE. Mr. Beattie was a worker in the Baptist church where the funeral will be held.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fletcher's Lake Cemetery, Wayne Twp.: Franklin M. BEATTIE, 1840-1916; Mary A. BEATTIE, 1839-1919; John N.? BEATTIE, son of F.M. & M.A., d. Feb 11, 1863, ae 4y-2m-21d ??]
The funeral of the late Dr. Henry H. WARD was held at the home on south Madison st., Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER was in charge of the brief services at the house. The body was interred at the Citizens cemetery by the I.O.O.F. of which Mr. Ward was a prominent member. Among the many persons present were Mr. and Mrs. Everet STONE of Franklin, Mrs. Bert CORBETT, Mr. and Mrs. Harry KAHN, Mrs. Nathan KAHN and Mrs. Della KRAUS of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph SAMUELS of Dallas, Tex., and Mrs. Grant HALDERMAN of Boulder, Colo.
Mrs. Nancy MEYER went to Peru today to attend the funeral of a relative.
Dr. and Mrs. C. L. SLONAKER of Leiters were in Rochester Tuesday to attend the [Winfield S.] SHAFER funeral.
Mrs. Mary ZOOK has returned to Lafayette after attending the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth GLICK, of Peru.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. WILTFONG of Plymouth and Mrs. Eli STOUP of Lapaz have returned to their homes after attending the [Winfield S.] SHAFER funeral here Tuesday.
Thursday, January 27, 1916
A double funeral held Tuesday at Summit Chapel, east of Argos, marked the final chapter in the career of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. TOY, aged 82 and 83 respectively, who had lived for many years in a country home east of Argos.
Friday, January 28, 1916
After an illness lasting three weeks, Mrs. Catherine LARGE, 78, died Thursday
night at 10 o'clock at her home near Mt. Zion. Death was caused by pneumonia,
following an attack of grip.
Mrs. Large was well known in the neighborhood in which she lived for many years. Her husband died a number of years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion, where she attended regularly. Mrs. Large leaves seven children -- George [LARGE], James [LARGE], Frank [LARGE] and Emanuel [LARGE], Mrs. Sarah MOORE, Mrs. Rose COOPER and Mrs. Barney BUTLER.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp.: James F. LARGE, Sep 20, 1838 - Apr 25, 1881; Catherine LARGE, Mar 18, 1838 - Jan 27, 1916]
Mrs. L. E. GREGG was called to Lafayette on account of the death of her father. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
The funeral of Wm. DURBIN, age 63, was held at the home of his brother, Thomas DURBIN, east of town, Monday. The funeral was in charge of Rev. O. B. WELLS. Burial in Fulton cemetery. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Several people from this place attended the funeral of Mrs. C. H. APPLEMAN, Wednesday. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah QUIVEY was held at this church on last Sunday
forenoon. Rev. J. K. WYANT conducted the service, assisted by Rev. A. HOWELL.
Burial was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery here. She was a good christian, loved and
respected by all who knew her. Her husband, Virgil QUIVEY, preceded her in death
several years ago and she made her home with her children the last few years.
She died at the home of her son, Linton QUIVEY. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
John MARSHMAN died on Tuesday of last week, age 81 years. Death was caused by
grip and old age. He was a faithful member of the Richland Center M.E. church
for several years, being class leader of same church most of that time. We will
miss him but our lives should be made better, through the influence of his
sterling christian character which he manifested while among us. - - - Funeral
service was held at Jordon church on last Friday forenoon, conducted by Rev. J.
K. WYANT, assisted by Rev. A. HOWELL. Burial was made in adjacent cemetery. - -
- RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Jordon Cemetery, Green Twp.: John MARSHMAN, Co K 46 IVI, 1834-1916; Rebecca J. MARSHMAN, his wife, 1844-1919]
Joseph FLITCRAFT died at his home east of Akron, Saturday night. - - - AKRON
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Silver Creek Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Joseph FLITCRAFT, 1827-1916; Margaret FLITCRAFT, wife, 1818-1871; Agnes L. FLITCRAFT, dau of J. & M., d. Sep 21, 1866, ae 16y-11m-20d]
Mr. & Mrs. Otto CLOUD and daughter, Virginia [CLOUD], were in Peru Thursday of last week, attending the funeral of an aunt. - - - MACY ITEMS.
The funeral of Henry SAMPSEL, who died in Wabash, was held in the Christian
church here Tuesday morning and interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery. - - - MACY
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Henry SAMPSEL, 1885-1916; Emma SAMPSEL, 1848-1918]
Sevveral from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Virgil QUIVEY at Richland Center Sunday. She died at the home of her son. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Saturday, January 29, 1916
Funeral of Mrs. Catherine LARGE, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Mt.Zion church, Rev. S. A. STEWART of Rochester in charge, assisted by Rev. G. C. CHANDLER.
Monday, January 31, 1916
After being confined, by illness, to his bed for the first time in his life,
Peter BUSENBURG 82, a pioneer resident of this county, died Sunday afternoon at
3:15 at his home on south Elm street. Mr. Busenburg had always enjoyed the best
of health until five years ago, but it was not until a week ago last Friday that
he was taken seriously ill. He never recovered, death being due to complications
following old age.
Mr. Busenburg was born in Ohio, Dec. 13, 1833, the son of David and Mary BUSENBURG. He was one of six children. In 1853, his parents moved to Marshall county where they purchased a farm on which they spent the rest of their lives. During the same year, Mr.Busenburg came to Fulton county, but returned later to Ohio where February 7th, 1857, he was married to Miss Lavina MEREDITH. They were the parents of five children, Jonathan [BUSENBURG] of Rochester, Melvin [BUSENBURG] of Ft. Benton, Mont., Mrs. Tincy BARKMAN of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Mahala PENTECOST of Elwood and Elmer [BUSENBURG] of San Diego,
Calif. The mother of these children died Jan 8, 1883.
In 1862, Mr. and Mrs. Busenburg moved from Ohio to Newcastle township where they bought 100 acres of land, of which only three acres were cleared. He owned this farm until his death and during his life improved it and added 35 acres to the 100. He lived on the farm until 17 years ago when he moved to Rochester. After the death of his first wife in 1889, Mr. Busenburg married Miss Sarah BYBEE, Oct 18, 1891. She is living.
While living on the farm in Newcastle township, Mr. Busenburg conducted a store at Bigfoot from 1875 to 1888. He was also postmaster at this point during that time, until rural routes were established. During his entire life, Mr. Busenburg took a deep interest in farming and always attended the farmers institutes and the Grange meetings. He was a member of the State Grange and a stockholder in the County Fair Association. During the active years of his life, he manifested an interest in politics and the affairs of his community. He was a staunch supporter of the democratic party.
From a very early age, Mr. Busenburg was a worker in the church. He first joined the Mohawk, Ohio, Baptist church in 1846. After moving to Indiana, he became identified with the Yellow Creek church. In 1877, Mr. Busenburg became a charter member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, with which he remained until five years ago when he transferred his card to the local Baptist church. He was treasurer of the Logansport Baptist Association for 20 years. He was also clerk of the Yellow Creek church for a number of years.
Mr. Busenburg leaves one brother and one sister, Michael BUSENBURG of Neodesha, Kansas, and Mrs. Martha MESSERSMITH of Tyro, Kansas.
Funeral Wednesday at the Bethlehem Baptist church, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of Rochester in charge. The procession will leave the house at 9:30 after a short service. Burial at the Sycamore chapel.
Miss Sadie ANDERSON, 63, died suddenly Sunday night about one o'clock at her home one mile south of Tiosa, following a stroke of apoplexy. For a number of years, Miss Anderson lived on her small farm near Tiosa. She leaves several brothers and sisters who live in other parts of the state. Funeral Wednesday at Bourbon where Miss Anderson has a brother, Edward [ANDERSON]. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Simon BYBEE, of North Judson, Martin MESSERSMITH of Andrews, Ind., and Mrs. PENTICOST of Elwood are here to attend the funeral of Peter BUSENBURG. Elmer BUSENBURG of San Diego, Calif., is now on his way to Rochester.
Mrs. J. P. MICHAELS has returned to her home in Indianapolis after attending the funeral of the late Dr. Henry WARD.
Reuben ELKINS, candidate for state representative two years ago, who has been staying in Kosciusko county, was in the city over the week end, to attend the funeral of his sister, the late Mrs. Catherine LARGE. He plans to make his home with his brother, Henry [ELKINS], near Talma.
Tuesday, February 1, 1916
Rev. C. M. FISH, of North Liberty and Elmer BUSENBURG of San Diego, Calif.,
are here to attend the funeral of the late Peter BUSENBURG.
Wednesday, February 2, 1916
Thursday, February 3, 1916
After a long illness caused by heart trouble, David MOORE, 73, died this
(Thursday) morning at his home in Athens. His daughter, Mrs. Cora HUTCHESON, of
Hammond, was with him when he passed away.
Mrs. Moore died last November and since then the husband has been in very poor health. He was a veteran of the Civil war. Funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Saints church in Athens. Rev. RIGGLE in charge.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County, Indiana Cemeteries, Hoover's Cemetery, Henry Twp.: David MOORE, Aug 13, 1842 - Feb 3, 1916; Louisa MOORE, Aug 14, 1842 - Nov 22, 1915]
Friday, February 4, 1916 Saturday, February 5, 1916
Monday, February 7, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. RICH of Loveland, Ohio, accompanied by their son, Milton [RICH], are in the city for the purpose of transferring the property of the late Mrs. BRAMER, mother of Mrs. Rich, which they have purchased. They will return to their home Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 8, 1916
William CHAFFEE, 74, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary ORR, S. Fulton ave., as the result of a stroke of apoplexy which he suffered Saturday. He was Mrs. Orr's only brother and she remaining the last of a family of five children.
Mr. Chaffee came to Rochester about five years ago to make his home with his sister. He came from California, where he had lived for three years. Previous to that time he lived in Wisconsin where he conducted a store for 25 years. Mr. Chaffeee was born in Ohio where he spent the earlier years of his life. He often visited in this county and 40 years ago while here, he joined the Odd Fellows lodge at Talma and remained a member until his death.
Funeral arrangements later.
Jesse Oliver BRYANT, son of David W. and Emmaline BRYANT, was born in Fulton
county, Ind., Dec. 23, 1877, departed this life Dec 28, 1915, aged 38 years.
Deceased was one of nine children, five of whom with the father and mother
preceded him in death.
On Jan 7, 1905, he was united in marriage with Ida SHIVELY and in March of the same year moved to Bisbee, N. Dakota, where he had since resided. To this union were born five children, Donald [BRYANT], Edith [BRYANT], Jessie [BRYANT], Olive [BRYANT] and Cleo [BRYANT].
On Nov. 24, 1915, Mr. Bryant united with the Presbyterian church and was baptized.
He leaves to mourn their loss a loving wife, five children, three brothers,
Austin [BRYANT] and Walter [BRYANT] of Arlington, Wash., and Leroy [BRYANT] of
this city and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Jan 2, 1916 at Cando N. Dakota. Interment in the Cando cemetery.
Wednesday, February 9, 1916
The funeral of George COOPER, who died Monday night at his home in Fulton,
was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren church in that
town. Mr. Cooper was a victim of complications, following grip with which he was
ill for over two weeks. He was nearly 60 years old and leaves a wife and seven
children. He was well known in Fulton, having worked there many years as a
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: George W. COOPER, father, 1862-1916; Minnie M. COOPER, mother, 1867-1953; Vadie E. COOPER, dau, 1890-1970]
Special to the Sentinel
Akron, Ind., Feb. 9 -- Three prominent residents of Henry township have died within the last 24 yours, namely William T. SHAFER, Joseph KEIM and John ANDERSON.
Mr. [William T.] SHAFER died Wednesday morning as the result of a stroke of
apoplexy which he suffered Monday. He was past 79 years old, was one of the
oldest residents of the township and was a life long adherent of the democratic
party. He leaves a wife and three daughters, Josephine [SHAFER] and Elva
[SHAFER] at home and Miss Ida SHAFER of Chicago. Funeral Friday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: William T. SHAFER, Mar 24, 1837 - Feb 9, 1916; Julia SHAFER, Jan 9, 1842 - Dec 20, 1922; Elva SHAFER, Oct 5, 1873 - June 7, 1923; Josephine SHAFER, 1871-1959; Ida M. SHAFER, 1869-1955]
Joseph KEIM, 78, died Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at his farm home
southwest of Akron as the result of complications following the grip. He had
been sick for several weeks. Mr. Keim was a well known and prominent farmer. He
leaves two daughters. Funeral Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the house.
Burial at Gilead.
John ANDERSON, 63, one of the best known residents of Henry township, died Tuesday afternoon at his farm home southeast of Akron, a victim of tuberculosis. He leaves two daughtters. Funeral Thursday at the home, with burial at Kentland, Ind., where a daughter lives.
Mrs. M. FLOX of South Bend, a former resident of Rochester, died Monday
afternoon after a long illness. The husband and six children survive. The
children are Jacob [FLOX], Columbia City; Louis [FLOX], Plymouth; Mrs. I.
BERNSTEIN, Decatur, and Misses Lottie [FLOX], Kate [FLOX] and Sarah [FLOX], at
Funeral of late William CHAFFEE Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Mary ORR, N. Fulton ave., Rev. J. N. MARTIN in charge and Rev. A. S. WARRINER assisting. The I.O.O.F. lodge will have part in the service.
Thursday, February 10, 1916
George ELLIOTT, 62, a bachelor, died at Longcliff Thursday morning, the
victim of a stroke of paralysis. The body was brought to Rochester in the
afternoon. Funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at Hoover's morgue.
Mr. Elliott had been in declining health for several years and last spring was compelled to dispose of his interest in the SPORTSMEN'S STORE to his partner, Simon BAILEY. He was sent to the saylum about two weeks ago.
George Elliott, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James ELLIOTT, was born in Peru and after coming to Rochester with his parents, worked in his father's tannery for several years and then went into the Ross foundry where he remained for 20 years. He soon gained a reputation as a master mechanic. In 1905, Mr. Elliott and Simon Bailey purchased the Sportsmen's Store of R. S. SPERLING. Previous to that time, Mr. Elliott became known as one of the expert trap shooters of the state and once met another rival for the state championship. He was also a member of the famous Rochester Zouaves, who gained a state-wide reputation in the eighties in the national guard as a drill team. He held office as a sergeant.
Mr. Elliott was a peculiar man in many ways but he had many friends. It is said that no one ever heard him utter an oath. He leaves three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. WHITESIDE of Peru, Mrs. Samuel SWARTWOOD of Rochestr, Mrs. A. R. EMERY of Dowagiac, Mich., and Chauncey [ELLIOTT] and Charles [ELLIOTT] of the latter city.
Friday, February 11, 1916
Mrs. John ZABST, well known in Rochester, having resided west of the city some years ago, died at her home in Peru Thursday, following an operation.
Saturday, February 12, 1916
Mrs. Agnes FORD, 50, daughter of Isom NEW of this city and wife of Charles
FORD, died Friday evening at her home in Chicago, a victim of pneumonia, her
illness being very short. Not until Friday morning were Mr. New and W. C.
MILLER, a step-brother, called to the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford had been living in Chicago for the past year, moving there from Kokomo. Mr. Ford is a railroad engineer. They have no children. Mrs. Ford, the last daughter of Isom New, was well known here as she was born and raised south of Rochester.
The body was brought here Saturday afternoon. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at Mt. Olive.
Robert FORD, foster son of the late Mrs. Charles FORD, came from Chicago Saturday for the funeral.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Mount Olive Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: Mary Agnes NEW FORD, 1866-1916]
Monday, February 14, 1916
The last rites for the late Mrs. Agnes FORD, who died in Chicago Friday
evening, were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Mt. Olive church south
of Rochester, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge.
Agnes NEW was born in Liberty township February 21, 1866. She married Charles R. FORD, July 5th, 1891. Mrs. Ford was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Isom NEW, 78, her father, is the only remaining member of the family. The mother and four sisters are buried at Mt. Olive. Mrs. Ford leaves two step-brothers, W. C. MILLER of Akron and Lee MILLER of Rochester and two nephews, Edward HUNTER of Plymouth and Robert SHEETS of Racine, Wis.
The following people were here to attend the funeral: Charles FORD of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MILLER of Akron, Mr and Mrs. Edward HUNTER of Plymouth, Robert SHEETS of Racine, Wis., Marshall NEW of Peru, L. J. SAVAGE, C. F. OLIVER and Thomas SAVAGE of Macy.
Dr. J. R. WILSON, of Hebron, where he had practiced medicine for over 20
years, was instantly killed Saturday morning when the automobile in which he was
riding across a Panhandle railroad crossing in Porter county was struck by a
fast passenger train and hurled 150 feet. He was hurrying to the bedside of his
aunt in Crown Point. The victim was a cousin of Dr. M. WILSON of this city, who
went to Hebron Saturday.
Dr. Wilson was well known here, having spent some time at the Bearss cottage, Fox park, at the lake.
Mrs. Martha J. PERSCHBACHER, 75, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died
Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. William WOOD, on south Michigan
road, where she had made her home since the death of her husband, George
PERSCHBACHER, two years ago. Death was caused by complications following an
attack of grip.
Martha J. TRIMBLE was born in Fulton county October 10, 1840, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William TRIMBLE. She was one of eight children, two of whom are now living, Mrs. William WOOD of Rochester and William TRIMBLE of Thurston, Ohio.
On January 8th, 1873, Miss Martha Trimble was married to Dr. A. K. PLANK of this city. He passed away March 5th, 1887 and four years later she was married to George Perschbacher. Mr. Perschbacher died two years ago at the home on west 9th.
Mrs. Perschbacher was a member of the local Presbyterian church for years, and took a deep interest in its work. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the church, Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body may be seen by friends at the church from 12 until two.
Ray EMERY and Chas. ELLIOTT have returned to their home in Dowagiac, Mich.,
after attending the funeral of the late George ELLIOTT.
Mrs. Jane WHITESIDE, Miss Tina WHITESIDE and McKinley WHITESIDE have returned
to their home in Peru after attending the funeral of the late George EILLIOTT.
Tuesday, February 15, 1916
FIRST AUTOMOBILE FUNERAL AT ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY
The I.O.O.F. cemetery witnessed its first complete motor funeral Monday afternoon when the body of the late John RHODES, 65, of Metea, father of Mrs. Francis LOUDERBACK of this city, was interred there. The auto hearse which bore the body was the first ever in the cemetery and the vehicles which followed were all power propelled.
Mr. Rhodes died at his home in Metea Friday morning the result of two strokes of paralysis and long failing health. He leaves a widow and five children.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: John S. RHODES, 1844-1916; Jane RHODES, his wife, 1848-1946]
According to the will of the late Mrs. Martha PERSCHBACHER, which was read late Tuesday afternoon, $1,000 is given to the Presbyterian church. Another clause gives the building now occupied by the Blue Drug Store to Chas. K. PLANK and Mrs. Wm. WOOD, share and share alike. The church gift raises the total of their endowment to over $10,000.
Robert SHEETS, who was called here by the death of his aunt, Mrs. Agnes FORD, returned home to Racine, Wis., Monday. His wife and child were unable to accompany him here on account of illness.
Wednesday, February 16, 1916
Thursday, February 17, 1916
Grace BURKETT, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe BURKETT, died at the farm home of her parents near Athens Wednesday noon, a victim of scarlet fever. Burial at the Mt. Hope cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Main DEAMER attended the funeral of his aunt at Bristol, returning home Sunday evening. - - - TALMA ITEMS.
John LOWRY and his son-in-law, Ed WOOLRIDGE, were called to Francesville last
week on account of the death of the former's grandchild, the youngest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Guilford KIMMEL. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
Mrs. Will SCOTT received word recently that her brother, James WICKIZER, had died at his Oregon home Feb. 2nd. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
Mrs. Theodore McFARLAND died Wednesday morning at her home two miles south of here. The funeral was held Friday at Washington church. Interment in nearby cemetery. She leaves her husband, one son, Joseph FLAGG of Kentland, and one daughter, Mrs. Alvin JONES, also several grandchildren. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Washington-Lawson Cemetery, Union Twp.: Theodore McFARLAND, 1845-1917; Philena McFARLAND, 1840-1916]
The body of Mrs. Susan MARTIN, of Scott county, who died on Sunday, February
6th, arrived at Argos on the 11 o'clock train on Tuesday a.m. of last week and
was taken to the home of her brother, Jacob BRUBAKER and family, near Argos to
await burial. The funeral was held at Richland Center church on Wednesday,
conducted by Rev. McNEELY, assisted by Rev. Arthur HOWELL. Burial was made in
the Citizens' cemetery here.
She was a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Ann BRUBAKER and was born and reared in this community and also lived here most of her married life. She with her husband, Daniel MARTIN, moved to North Dakota, and lived there a few years, then returned to this state and moved on a farm which they purchased in Scott county, last fall where she took hemorrhage of the lungs on Friday, Feb. 4th which caused her death a couple of days following.
Susie, as she was called, was always of a kind and loving disposition, having a smile for everyone. She united with with this M. E. church about 30 years ago and told on her death bed she was prepared and ready to die. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of this community. Our loss is her eternal gain. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Isaac SLONAKER of Pulaski county, brother of Lee SLONAKER of Leiters Ford, was buried at Monterey Sunday. He died Thursday evening at 9:30. He had been in failing health for some time. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Susan A. BRUBAKER, daughter of Jacob and Sarah A. BRUBAKER, was born in Fulton county, August 16th, 1864, and died in Scott county, Ind., Feb. 6th, 1916, age 51 years, five months and 20 days. She leaves a husband, one sister, Mrs. Lovina LAWMAN of near Richland Center, four brothers, William H. BRUBAKER of Twelve Mile, Ind., Eli BRUBAKER, of Rochester, Tilden BRUBAKER, of Knox, Ind., and Jacob F. BRUBAKER of Argos, Ind., with a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She united with the Methodist church of this place 31 years ago and on her death bed told her brother William that she was prepared and ready to die. Services conducted at Richland Center, February 9th, 1916, by Rev. McNEELY assisted by Rev. HOWELL.
Martha Jane [GISH], daughter of Christian and Mary GISH, was born Feb 19th, 1840, in Mercer county, Ohio, and died Feb 11th, 1916, aged 75 years, 11 months and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Ira NORTH, Mar 6th, 1864. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters. Her husband preceded her in death in 1904. She leaves to mourn their loss six children: Emma SEITZ of Kankakee, Ill., Mary HOPPES of Roann, Ind., Anna SEITZ of South Bend, Ind., Delbert [NORTH] of Van Wert, O., Chris [NORTH] and Vern [NORTH] of Talma, Ind. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. She united with the Friends church in the year of 1879 and kept her faith in Christ. She was always of a kind and lovable disposition and always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need in spite of her suffering for so many years.
Friday, February 18, 1916
James HENDERSON, 73, a well known farmer of this township, died Friday at
12:45 at his farm home three miles east of Rochester where he had resided for
the past 11 years. Mr. Henderson had been ill for over a year as the result of
heart trouble and several weeks ago, all hope for his recovery was lost.
Deceased was born March 20, 1843, in Pennsylvania. After the close of the war, in which he
served several years, he came to this state, locating in the eastern part.
About 15 years ago he moved to Fulton county. Mr. Henderson was always an active
citizen in the community and while living in the eastern part of the state,
served several years as justice of the peace. He was a staunch republican and
was a member of the G.A.R. He leaves a widow and four children, W. S. HENDERSON
of this city, E. E. HENDERSON who lives on a farm near the home, Mrs. Armeda
TAYLOR of Toledo, Ohio, and Miss Myrtle HENDERSON of this city. Mr. Henderson
was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral arrangements later.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: James C. HENDERSON, Co F 90 O Vol, 1843-1916; Elizabeth J. HENDERSON, W.L.C., 1845-1920]
Mrs. Fred PARAMORE has returned from Hebron where she attended the funeral of the late Dr. R. WILSON.
Saturday, February 19, 1916
Funeral of the late James HENDERSON, Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church in Rochester, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge.
Lawrence COLLINS, 61, a well known farmer living in Millark, seven miles
southeast of this city, blew out his brains with a revolver at one o'clock
Saturday afternoon, dying instantly. No cause is known for his act.
Collins, who lived with his wife on a small farm which they owned, had spent the morning in Macy, where nothing unusual in his conduct was noticed. He visited his daughter, Mrs. E. U. SLIFER, and then returned home. After eating dinner, he read a newspaper, then got up, looked out into the yard, went upstairs and killed himself.
His wife, hearing the report of the pistol, found the body immediately, and called Dr. P. B. CARTER of Macy, who in turn called Coroner S. B. ROTH of Kewanna. Besides the widow and daughter, there survive four sons: Francis [COLLINS], who lives west of this city, Fred [COLLINS], a Fulton restaurant owner, and Charles [COLLINS] and Roy [COLLINS], farmers near Macy. Collins, while not well to do, made a good living, and was a temperate and well liked farmer.
James S. MARTIN of Fulton, 77, brother-in-law of Dr. C. J. LORING of this
city, died at his home Friday morning as the result of complications due to old
age. Funeral, Sunday afternoon at one o'clock at the United Brethren church in
Fulton, burial at Fletchers Lake.
Mr. Martin was well known in Liberty township. About 10 years ago he moved from a farm to the town of Fulton. At one time, he was elected justice of the peace on the republican ticket, holding the office for two years. He leaves a wife and four sons, all married: Roy [MARTIN] of near Fulton, Elza [MARTIN] of Frankfort, Thomas [MARTIN] of Logansport and Sidney [MARTIN] of Meru.
Monday, February 21, 1916
As a result of an infection, following blisters caused by rubbing linament on
a sprained ankle, Mrs. Julia EASTERDAY, 67, widow of Michael EASTERDAY, died
Sunday evening at 6:40 after a few weeks illness, due to blood poisoning and
Death took place in a room in Harmony hall on north Main st., where she had
made her home with her son, Jack, for the past three years.
Mrs. Easterday was the mother of 11 children. Her first husband died in 1903. Several years ago she was married to John KREIGLE and later divorced. The following children are living: Albert [EASTERDAY], Mrs Mary CHAMBERLAIN and Elmer [EASTERDAY] of Rochester, Mrs. Dan GIBBENS of near Rochester, Mrs. Chas. GATRELL of Logansport, Mrs. Merl SMITH of Sherlock, Mich., and Jack [EASTERDAY] of this city.
Mrs. Yetta HEILBRUN, 85, widow of Levi HEILBRUN, passed away Monday morning
at 10 o'clock at her home on south Jefferson street where she had resided for
years. Death brought no pain to the aged woman. Tho an invalid for several
years, she was as well as usual several hours before the end, which came in a
For over 50 years Mrs. Heilbrun had lived here, where for many years her husband, Levi Heilbrun, was in business. They celebrated their golden wedding a short time before he died, 12 years ago. She was born in Germany and was a sister of Joseph LAUER, who died several years ago. Mrs. Helibrun leaves the following children: Ben [HEILBRUN] of Osage City, Kansas, Mrs. Maier LEVI of Rochester, Ferd [HEILBRUN] of Rochester, Samuel [HEILBRUN] of Kansas City, Joseph [HEILBRUN] of Kansas City, and Mrs. Belle RICH of Nashville, Tenn. Three children are dead.
A verdict of suicide will be returned by Coroner S. B. ROTH of Kewanna in the case of Lawrence COLLINS, who Saturday shot himself in the head with a pistol at his home in Millark. Little cause for the deed could be learned, except that it was ascertained that Collins quarreled with members of his family at times, and contrary to the first report, that he drank occasionally. However, there was no evidence to show that either was the immediate cause. The funeral was held Monday afternoon.
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., Feb. 21 -- The first double funeral in 20 years will take place here Wednesday when the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. GOHL, two of Union township's most respected farm residents, will be buried in the same grave. Mrs. Gohl died Saturday morning at two o'clock and the shock hastened the end of the the husband, who died Monday morning at 11 o'clock, 56 hours later. He was past 70, while Mrs. Gohl was 68.
Mrs. Gohl took sick over a week ago as the result of a severe attack of grip. Her husband too, was feeling badly and several days after his wife took to her bed, he was compelled to give up. He was improving while Mrs. Gohl continued to get worse, but when she died, he refused to fight and despite the aid of physicians and children, he died Monday morning. The funeral of Mrs. Gohl was set for Monday afternoon but was postponed when he passed away.
Mr. and Mrs. Gohl lived for years on a big farm three miles north of Kewanna. They leave two children, William GOHL, cashier of the State Bank here, and a daughter, Mrs. Ella DOUGHERTY.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Shaffer Cemetery, Union Twp.: John J. GOHL, June 28, 1836 - Feb 21, 1916; Catherine J. [GOHL], Mar 23, 1838 - Feb 19, 1916]
Mr. and Mrs. William SLUSHER and son, Marvin [SLUSHER], and Mrs. Alice YOUNG,
Sunday, attended the funeral of the late Roland BROOKS, a relative, in Peru.
Tuesday, February 22, 1916
Funeral of the late Mrs. Yetta HEILBRUN at the house Wednesday morning at nine o'clock. The body will then be taken to LaPorte for burial.
Funeral of the late Mrs. Julia EASTERDAY at the United Brethren church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. N. MARTIN officiating. Interment at Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Josephine HURLBURT died here Monday evening at the home of her father, Henry GARDNER, a victim of tuberculosis. She had been ill for over two years. Mrs. Hurlburt's husband died several years ago. The body will be taken to Masonville, Ia., where the funeral will be held.
Everett TAYLOR has returned to his home in Toledo after attending the funeral of his grandfather, the late James HENDERSON.
Ben [HEILBRUN] and Joe HEILBRUN, of Osage City, Kansas, and Mrs. Julius RICH of Nashville, Tenn., have arrived for the funeral of their mother, the late Mrs. Yetta HEILBRUN.
Wednesday, February 23, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. Julia EASTERDAY was held Wednesday afternoon at the apartments on north Main st., Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge. Interment in Citizens' cemetery.
C. K. BITTERS received word Tuesday morning of the death of his aunt, Susan KUHN, at Bloomsburg, Penn., where Mr. Bitters was born and the original home of all his ancestors. The aged woman was the widow of Stephen KUHN, who died several years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben HEILBRUN and Joe HEILBRUN, of Osage City, Kansas, Mrs. Julius RICH of Nashville, Tenn., and Ferd HEILBRUN of this city, accompanied the body of the late Mrs.Yetta HEILBRUN to LaPorte today for burial.
Thursday, February 24, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., Feb. 24 -- The funeral of the late Mrs. Isabelle TROUTMAN, 77, who died here at six a.m. Wednesday, will be held Friday in the Christian church here at 10 a.m. Deceased was stricken with paralysis three weeks ago and sank gradually to the end. She was once well known.
Isabelle BRUCE was born near Bruce Lake in 1839, and lived all of her life in Fulton county. She was the widow of John G. TROUTMAN, who died 31 years ago. There were 12 children born to the union, three sons being dead and the following surviving: J. G. [TROUTMAN] of Chicago, W. A. [TROUTMAN] of Indianapolis, Mrs. Etta M. CARR of Fulton, O. H. [TROUTMAN], M. E. [TROUTMAN] of Chicago, A. B. [TROUTMAN] of Rochester, D. D. [TROUTMAN] of Winamac A. C. [TROUTMAN] of Lima, O., and Roy V. [TROUTMAN] of Kewanna.
There also survive three brothers, Steven [BRUCE], Abraham [BRUCE] and Daniel
[BRUCE] of Bruce Lake and two sisters, Mrs. Ella BAKER of Bruce Lake, and Mrs. Sarah WITMER of Carthage, Mo.
Mrs. WRIGHT, living near Five Corners, who has been suffering with tuberculosis for many months, passed away Friday evening, leaving a husband, young baby and several small children. Funeral was held Sunday. - - - MACY ITEMS.
The funeral of James MARTIN, aged 79 years, was held at the U. B. church Sunday afternoon. Burial was made at Fletcher's Lake. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Friday, February 25, 1916
Peter G. RICHARDSON, of New Waverly, father of Mrs. P. M. BUCHANAN, passed away at his home there Tuesday the victim of bronchial pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan attended the funeral.
MOTHER OF GILLY BURNS VICTIM
The funeral of Mrs. Hanna CRIPE, who died Tuesday afternoon of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Ford, south of Rochester, was held Thursday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of Rochester in charge. Interment at Citizen's cemetery.
Mrs. Cripe was the mother of Joseph CRIPE who was killed a number of years ago by Gilly BURNS. The family lived in the same neighborhood. Hial CRIPE, the father, died 15 years ago. The following children are living: Mrs. Martin FORD of near Rochester, Mrs. Andrew O. (Sadie) BABCOCK, who lives in the southeast part of Rochester, Mrs. Edna DOWNS of Winamac, and two sons, Charles [CRIPE] and Jay [CRIPE].
Saturday, February 26, 1916
E. H. MURRAY of Kewanna has received news of the death of his brother, S. C MURRAY, at Seattle, Wash. He was 62 years old and leaves a wife and three grown children.
Robert STUBBLEFIELD suddenly died of heart failure while driving with his wife in a buggy from Peru to his home near Deedsville Wednesday afternoon.
Frank WILTFONG, of Wisconsin, who has been in Plymouth attending the funeral of his brother, made Rochester a visit to consult Dr. Howard SHAFER in regard to his health.
Monday, February 28, 1916
Mrs. Chas. TARKINGTON has returned to her home in Kokomo after attending the funeral of the late Mrs. CRIPE.
Mrs. George SMITH, a life long resident of Fulton county, died at her home
near Bruce Lake Sunday morning from a complication of diseases, primarily that
of cancer of the stomach. She was past 60 years of age. She leaves a husband who
is in very feeble health.
Tuesday, February 29, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth TRACY, 60, wife of Samuel TRACY and sister of Jasper BOZARTH of this city, died Monday evening at her home in Macy after a long illness caused by cancer. Mr. and Mrs.Tracy were well known here, being former residents of Rochester, where he was in business for many years. Mrs. Tracy was a niece of Havey SPENCER of Rochester. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at the home in Macy.
Joseph L. COON, son of John M. and Elizabeth COON, was born in the state of
Ohio, May 9, 1840, and died in Culver, Ind., Feb. 23, 1916, at the age of 75
years, 10 months and 14 days.
During his long life he had been attended by much affliction and the suffering of the closing weeks was intense. Yet thru it all he exhibited great patience. Eight years ago, he was received into the fellowship of the Church of the Evangelical Association in Culver. He had seven brothers and two sisters and is survived by one brother and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth WAGNER, with whom he made his home for the past 46 years. She was as a mother to him and did what she could. Funeral services were conducted in the Church of the Evangelical Association in Culver by Rev. J. F. KEURICH, Thursday morning. Burial in Leiters Ford cemetery.
Wednesday, March 1, 1916
Mrs. Andrew METHENY, 80, who resided at Argos all her life, is dead.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Twp.: Andrew J. METHENY, Oct 14, 1830 - Nov 27, 1909; Cynthia A. METHENY, his wife, Aug 11, 1827 - Feb 26, 1916]
Mrs. Emma RANNELLS, Mrs. Havey SPENCER and Mrs. Jasper BOZARTH went to Macy today to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth TRACY.
Thursday, March 2, 1916
Twenty years of matrimonial strife and turmoil ended for Mr. and Mrs. William
WALTZ Thursday morning at their farm home north of Rochester when he committed
suicide, by firing a charge into his breast with a shot gun. Waltz killed
himself after trying to murder his wife, she escaping from him when he left her
to get a gun. "I can't say that I am sorry," said Mrs. Waltz to a
SENTINEL representative. "My life with him for the last 20 years has been
hell on earth."
The suicide took place on the Waltz farm just north of Rochester where Mr. and Mrs. Waltz moved with their family last March. They moved frequently, according to report, Mr. Waltz never being able to meet the rent. His many debts are supposed to have caused him to worry until he took his own life. The family says that he often threatened to kill Mrs. Waltz, the quarrel usually following pressure to pay an over due note.
The trouble started when the two sons left for the day, leaving their father and mother alone. They had not been away from the house long, according to the wife, when the husband began to abuse her. Words led to blows and being a very strong man and she being very frail, he easily threw her on a sofa in the living room, saying, "I am going to fix you." Choking her with one hand he reached for his knife, but it was gone. Cursing all the time he released her and started for the
kitchen, saying, "Dam you, wait 'til I get the gun." Mrs. Waltz ran
out the door and had just reached the road, when she heard the shot, which
killed him. Reaching the home of her brother-in-law, Charles WALTZ, who lives
about a quarter of a mile south, she told him about the attempted murder. He
soon found the body on the kitchen floor, the gun held by one hand. It is
thought that Waltz committed the act by leaning over the gun, with the butt
resting on the floor and pulling the trigger with his right hand. Death was
William M. WALTZ was about 48 years old and was the son of Henry WALTZ, who lives near Rochester. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Susan May CALVERT of Logansport, Joseph WALTZ of near Rochester and Jesse [WALTZ] and John WALTZ at home. Fred WALTZ, a son, was accidentally shot and killed two years ago while demonstrating a gun to a friend at the home. The deceased leaves the following brothers and sisters: Charles WALTZ of near Rochester, Mrs. Alva HALL of Firth, Nebraska, Mrs. John BRAMAN, Mrs. Fred DAVIDSON, Mrs. Pearl BRUBAKER and Mrs.Wilfred GUISE of near Rochester. He was a member of the Moose lodge.
Mayor William BRINKMAN has received word of the demise of his uncle, John SCHNUCKS, 61, at his home in Cincinnati. Mr. Schnucks was for 36 years a member of the Cincinnati police force and a staunch democrat.
James Grafton GREEN, five, son of Mr. and Mrs. William G. GREEN, died at the
Woodlawn hospital Wednesday afternoon at theee o'clock, a victim of pneumonia.
He recovered from an attack of measles a week ago to contract a cold which developed into pneumonia. He was taken to the hospital last Wednesday. James Green was one of five children, four of whom are living.
Funeral Friday afternoon at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. W. H. GREEN on Franklin ave.
It is conservatively estimated that several hundred persons have been ill with measles in the city during the last month.
Messrs John BARNETT, Jas. BARNETT and B. A. BARNETT, also Mrs. J. F. WILSON attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Emma COBLE, age 59, who died at her home in Converse, funeral and burial being held at Frankfort, which formerly had been her home. - - - KEWANNA ITEMS.
Mrs. Sarah SMITH, wife of George SMITH, died at her home at Lake Bruce Sunday morning at the age of 63 years and five days. Besides her husband she leaves three children: Mrs. Wm. SHINE, Mrs. Mamie PETERS and Mrs. Chas. HOESEL, the latter living at Winamac. The funeral sermon was given by Rev. E. B. DeVAULT at the Lutheran church, where deceased had long been a constant worker. Burial in the Lutheran cemetery. - - - KEWANNA ITEMS.
Ris NELLANS received the news last Sunday of the death of his brother, J. K.
NELLANS, in Kansas. - - - COUNTY LINE ITEMS.
John BLAND died Sunday morning at his home in Macy after several months' illness of gall stones. He was 58 years old and leaves a wife, two daughters and four sons. He became a member of the M. E. church here during the revival services a few days before his death. His body was taken to Madison, his former home, where funeral services were conducted. Mr. Bland and family had only been residents of Macy one year, but had won many friends there.
Elizabeth E. BOZARTH, daughter of Asa and Sarah BOZARTH, was born near
Rochester, Fulton Co., Ind., Jan 25th, 1849 and passed to the higher life, Feb
29th, 1916, having reached the age of 67 years, 1 month and 4 days.
On Dec 12th, 1872 she was united in marriage with Samuel TRACY, to which union were born two sons, Alonzo [TRACY] of Indianapolis and John [TRACY] of Chicago, besides whom a loving husband, two brothers, Jasper BOZARTH of Rochester and John BOZARTH of Arizona and two sisters now residing in Pennsylvania, remain to mourn their loss.
In 1880 the decedent took up her residence near Macy where she resided during the remainder of her life and where she became a member of the M. E. church and the order of the Eastern Star, in the faith and doctrines of which she was very strong and active.
The body was interred at Plainview cemetery near Macy, March 1st, 1916. Services by Rev. E. A. KENNEDY at the Macy M. E. church.
Mrs. Julia RICH left for her home in Nashville, Tenn., after attending the funeral of her mother.
Friday, March 3, 1916
The funeral of William WALTZ will be held at the Christian church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. S. McNEELY of Tiosa, in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Word has been received here by George BLACK of the death of George W. NORRIS, at Cincinnati, Jan 10. Norris formerly lived south of the city. He ran away and was lost for years, finally being located in the city where he died.
Saturday, March 4, 1916
A peculiar coincidence occurred Friday evening on west Fourth st. Within the
same hour a man died in one home while in the house next door a baby was born.
Albert EASTERDAY died about 10 o'clock and at 9:30 Mrs. Harry BROWER became the mother of a son. Mr. Easterday was a victim of Bright's disease. He had been sick for some time. He leaves a wife, Anna EASTERDAY. Mr. Easterday's mother, Mrs. Julia EASTERDAY, died two weeks ago.
Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Evangelical church. Interment in Citizens cemetery.
The funeral of Joseph G. GREEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William GREEN, was held
at the home of the grandmother on Franklin ave., Friday afternoon, Rev. A. S.
WARRINER in charge. Interment was made at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Monday, March 6, 1916
Mrs. Harry E. BERNETHA, 48, wife of the ex-judge of the 41st Judicial
Circuit, died at her home on south Michigan road, Sunday morning about six
o'clock, the cause being pernicious anemia with which she had suffered for
While the disease is believed to have progressed for some time, it was not until holidays that Mrs. Bernetha grew seriously ill and five weeks ago she was persuaded to visit a Chicago specialist. After returning home she became bedfast, and gradually grew weaker despite expert medical aid. She lost consciousness Saturday night at 11 o'clock, and ceased breathing about seven hours later. The family had known for several days that there was no hope and all were present when the end came. Mrs. Bernetha was one of the best known women of the community and news of her death was a shock to the city, as it was not generally known that her condition was so serious.
Rhoda Mary DELP was born August 21, 1867, in Fulton county, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Edward DELP. The family later moved in wagons to Arkansas, and then came back to Miami county, moving to Rochester in 1881, where they continued to reside. Miss Delp graduated from Rochestr high school in 1889 and then taught school for two years. On August 30, 1890, she was married to Harry E. BERNETHA, and to the union three children were born: Leo Lon [BERNETHA], who died at the age of four months, Mrs. John ALLISON and Mrs. Julian I. MEYER, both of this city. Deceased was one of nine children, the sisters and brothers being: John DELP of Piper City, Ill., Mrs. A. G. ZOOK, of Denver, Ind., Frank DELP of Chicago, Charles DELP of Richmond, Calif., and Mrs. Clara SMITH, who died in 1913. Deceased was long a member and earnest worker in the Baptist church, having joined here in 1887.
Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the home, with Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating. Interment in the mausoleum.
Among those expected here to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Harry BERNETHA are Lou BERNETHA of North Judson, Mr. and Mrs. Carl WILE of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter KNISELY of Kokomo and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. ZOOK of Denver.
SENTINEL STORY LOCATES SISTER OF A DYING MAN
After reading in Saturday night's SENTINEL that Mark MANGAN, an inmate of a tuberculosis infirmary in Chicago, was near death and wanted to see some of his relatives, Jerome SWIHART of this city notified Miss Anna LAIDLAW, Mangan's sister who lives at Mishawaka, that she had best go and see him, which it is thought she did. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MANGAN were the parents of a very large family and being poor were taken to a county farm where they both died, the father dying of the same disease with which the son is now afflicted. Mr. and Mrs. John LAIDLAW then took Anna, a baby of five months, to raise. The rest of the children were taken by other people and have scattered, no trace of them being known.
Sard ROBBINS went to Indianapolis Sunday morning to attend the funeral of an aunt.
Tuesday, March 7, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. Harry BERNETHA was held Tuesday afternoon at the
home on south Main st., many attending. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiated and there
was a solo by George BROWER, "A Perfect Day." Interment was in the
The Indiana Bank and Trust Co., of which Mr. Bernetha is a director, closed
from two to three o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. George WALTERS of Logansport, Frank DELP of Chicago, Mr and Mrs. Aaron ZOOK of Denver, Lon BERNETHA of North Judson, Mrs. William KRITCHLOW and Mrs. Walter KNISLEY of Kokomo and Harvey HOLLY of Peru were among those here to attend the funeral.
In Monday's obituary of the late Mrs. Harry Bernetha, the names of two brothers and a sister were unintentionally omitted: Edward DELP of Union City, Ind., and William [DELP] and Miss Flo DELP of this city.
Atty Mose LAUER, Prosecutor D. L. McKESSON and Judge S. N. STEVENS of Plymouth were in this city today attending the funeral of the late Mrs. Harry BERNETHA.
Mrs. Clarence HINTON arrived Tuesday from Star City to attend the funeral of Mrs. Harry BERNETHA. She is the guest of Carl BIDDINGER and family. Dr. HINTON and Dr. WASHBURN came today.
W. R. MILLER, of Macy, father of Lou MILLER, L. E. & W. passenger conductor, died Sunday morning at his home. R. L. SAMPLE is acting conductor during the son's absence.
Mrs. Ner BLACK, 78, is dead at Peru, where she was born. Her grandfather, Joseph HOLMAN, in 1826, platted Miamisport, which now is the western section of Peru.
Wednesday, March 8, 1916
The body of Miss Emma SPERRY, 56, of Cartersville, Mo., who died March 5th, was brought to this city by her brother, S. E. SPERRY, late Tuesday evening and was interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Rev. S. A. STEWART being in charge. The Sperry family lived west of this city on what is now known as the Chas. GOHN farm, about 15 years ago.
Mrs. Perry BEN, wife of a prominent farmer living in the east part of Newcastle twp., died Wednesday morning after a short illness. She leaves a husband and several children.
Thursday, March 9, 1916
Joseph JOY, 62, a farmer living five miles southeast of Rochester, died
Thursday shortly after noon, the result of carbolic acid taken with suicide
intent about 5:45 a.m. His wife, who saw him drink the acid, knocked the bottle
from his hand, but too late.
Joy finding himself alone for a moment about 5:45 a.m. hastily swallowed the acid, of which it is thot there could not have been much more than a tablespoonful, in an attempt to realize his wish that he might die. He had been ill all winter and it was only last Friday that his mind became deranged and he asked to be killed. Since that time, his relatives have been watching him closely. He is the father of Mrs. Fred HETZNER of this city and Mrs. Robert MOWE, of north of Rochester.
In the house at the time the deed was committed were the wife, a son, Vern [JOY], and his wife and two small daughters. A Rochester doctor was hurriedly summoned, but in fain, as the victim gradually sank away.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Mr. Zion Cemetery, Rochester Twp.: Josiah JOY, 1854-1916; Ida M. JOY, 1868-1922
Mrs. Wm. WALTZ, widow of the farmer who suicided north of the city, notifies the SENTINEL, that she did not say she was not sorry of the act, and that her married life had been hell on earth. She declares that she said her 20 years of married life had been miserable, and states that if she had not respected her late husband, she would have left him long ago.
Mrs. Lavina Jane KAUFMAN, 50, wife of George KAUFMAN, died Saturday morning at 2:15 o'clock at her home in South Bend as the result of seven days' illness with pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Ida M. CLARK, Nappanee, Ind.; Philip KAUFMAN, Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Cora MASTERS, Rochester, Ind.; Mrs. Nora LUTHER, Cassopolis, Mich.; John KAUFMAN and Lawrence KAUFMAN, of Nappanee, Ind., and the following brothers and sister: John TREESH, Thomas TREESH, George TREESH, Peter TREESH and Mrs. Mary KORP, of South Bend. Mrs. Kaufman was born Oct 18, 1866, and went to South Bend eight years ago from Mishawaka.
Henry NEWCOMB died on Sunday morning, Feb. 26th, at four o'clock after an
illness from paralysis, old age and injuries received from a fall, at the age of
76 years. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, six children, several
grandchildren, a brother, a sister and many other relatives and friends.
He has been a resident of the neighborhood about 34 years and was highly respected by all who knew him. He has been a faithful member of Richland Center M. E. Church for many years, although he had not been able to attend services for the last few years on account of poor health. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of us all.
Funeral service was held at this church on Tuesday afternoon of last week, conducted by his brother-in-law, Rev. Augustus TOETHACHER. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery here. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Friday, March 10, 1916
Funeral of the late Joseph JOY at Mt. Zion Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 1916
John DELP, who was in Rochester to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Harry BERNETHA, has returned to his home in Piper City, Ill.
Monday, March 13, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Akron, Ind., Mar. 13 -- The funeral of the late Levi DUKES, 79, prominent citizen who died Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. RULE of this town, was held at 2:30 Monday afternoon in the Methodist church and the body interred at Gilead beside that of the wife, who died about four years ago.
Mrs. Dukes' father was one of the early pioneers of Perry township, Miami county, where the deceased was born and where he lived until 22 years ago, when he moved to Akron with his family. The farm which the deceased owned in Perry township was cleared practically by his own
Mr. Dukes was a splendid citizen, and was well known thruout Fulton county. He is survived by four children, who are: Mrs. W. E. MURRY of Huntington; Mrs. J. E. McKEE, of Kokomo; Mrs. Frank MOTE, of Peru, and Mrs. RULE.
William BUSH, 77, a well known farmer living near Sand Hill, died Saturday night at 11:30. He had been sick for several weeks with a severe cold and seemed to be better Saturday. The attending physician said that death was caused by heart trouble. He leaves a widow, but no children. Mr. Bush was born in this county on the old J. N. RANNELLS farm. He was considered to be very wealthy. Funeral Tuesday afternoon, one p.m., at the Sand Hill church.
Mrs. J. S. WASHINGTON went to South Bend today to attend the funeral of a friend.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles MOORE and son, Louis [MOORE], went to Akron today to attend the funeral of the late Levi DUKES.
Tuesday, March 14, 1916
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Christiana SICKAMAN, 83, Monday evening at the farm home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. OVERMYER, of near Burr Oak. Interment at Burr Oak, Thursday afternoon.
Word has been received here of the demise of Mrs. Frank LAMPMAN at her home in Jackson, Mich. Mrs. Lampman, who was a former Rochester resident, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. REEDER of this city, who are now both at Jackson.
Rev. McNEELY was called to Waverly last week to preach the funeral of Mrs. Maria WEAVER. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Wm. BUSH, an old citizen of Fulton county, died suddenly at nine o'clock Saturday evening. Funeral Tuesday at one p.m., Rev. McNEELY in charge. Interment in Sand Hill cemetery. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Wm. BUSH passed away at his home Saturday evening. He was 77 years old. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Schuyler RHODES, who has been at Longcliff for some time, died at that place Friday night. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Omar SOUTHAL where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon. The body was taken to the cemetery at Leiters Ford, where it was interred. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
George W. MILLER went to South Bend today to attend the funeral of a relative.
Wednesday, March 15, 1916
Joseph WRIGHT, 48, died Tuesday evening at his home near Tiosa, a victim of
Bright's disease. He had been sick for a long time. Mr. Wright was a well known
farmer and had many friends in this county.
He leaves a wife and four daughters, the oldest of whom is Mrs. Edith MILLER,
two brothers, and three sisters, William WRIGHT of near Rochester, Delbert
WRIGHT, Mrs. Peter ZERBE and Mrs. Samuel FIESER of near Tiosa and Mrs. Mollie
DAVIS of South Bend. Mr. Wright was a member of the Brethren church.
Funeral Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Brethren church at Tiosa.\
The late Mrs. Frank LAMPMAN, daughter of Mrs. Martin V. REEDER, will be remembered here as Lizzie SIDMORE, who resided in Rochester for years before removing to Jackson, Mich., where she died of pneumonia Monday evening. Funeral and interment there Wednesday. There survive besides the mother and husband, a brother, Fred [SIDMORE] and a sister, Mrs. Nora RUMBOLT, of N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
T. C. POWELL, 82, died at his home on Piety Hill Saturday evening, March 11, at four o'clock, after several years illness of diseases peculiar to old age. For 45 years he was choirister at the different churches where he resided. He had been a member of the Methodist church for a number of years. He was married to Marry Ann SIDNER in 1866 and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Frank TRACY of Rochester, Mr. Rinaldo [POWELL] and E. L. POWELL of Macy. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Monday afternoon, burial in Plainview cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
The death of Uncle Jacob MILLER was quite a shock to the community as he had not been seriously sick, altho confined to his bed for a few days. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mel McCARTER of Macy and Mrs. Alta RARICK of Toledo, O., and four grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at two o'clock at the M. E. church. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Thursday, March 16, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Akron, Ind., Mar. 16 -- Austin DILSAVER, 76, a well known resident of this town, died at his home here Wednesday morning after a very short illness. Mr. Dilsaver made his home in Akron for the past 20 years, moving here from Claypool, Ind. He leaves a wife and three children. One son, Jack [DILSAVER], is employed at the government printing office in Washington. Funeral Friday at 10:30 at the house.
Mrs. William WERICK, 86, one of the oldest residents of Marshall county, is dead at her home in Argos.
Ill only since last Thursday, Mrs. Frank B. LAMPMAN passed away at her home
in Jackson, Mich., Monday evening, just a few minutes before six o'clock, her
constitution being unable to withstand the severe attack of pneumonia with which
she was stricken March 11th.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" I. SIDMORE was born February 10, 1874, at Rochester, Ind., her marriage to Frank R. LAMPMAN taking place January 30, 1906. Most of her married life was spent in Jackson, where she endeared herself to a large circle of friends who will grieve with the stricken husband. Mr. and Mrs. Lampman went to Jackson from Kalamazoo about nine years ago.
Altho a homebody, devoted to her husband and home affairs, she was an active worker in the Sunshine circle of King's Daughters, doing much to bring cheer to others, not only thru her
connection with the Circle, but in many other ways.
Besides the husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth REEDER of Rochester, Ind., her sister, Mrs. F. F. RUMBOLD of Tonawanda, N.Y., and a brother, Frederick H. SIDMORE, of Jackson.
Funeral services, which were private, from the home at 10:30 Thursday morning.
The funeral of Levi R. DUKES, held at the Methodist church Monday p.m., was largely attended. A special car on the Winona took the body to Gilead where interment was made. More than a hundred relatives and friends accompanied the body to Gilead. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Friday, March 17, 1916
Lewis DAY of near Mexico, Ind., was stricken with paralysis this week while
trying to extinguish a fire which burned his house to the ground. He died 24
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Greenlawn Cemetery, Jefferson Twp.: Lewis DAY, 1856-1916; Matilda DAY, 1852-1926]
Mr. and Mrs. Henry ENTSMINGER went to Tiosa today to attend the funeral of the late Joseph WRIGHT.
Saturday, March 18, 1916
Fulton, Ind., March 18 -- Sam WOLFORD died here about one o'clock Friday afternoon, after long being ill with paralysis. There survive him a wife and three children, his mother and several brothers and sisters He was a son-in-law of Christian McCLURE of Rochester. Funeral Sunday at Fulton U. B. church.
Monday, March 20, 1916
The body of Charles FLORIAN, 19, formerly of Richland township who died near Big Rock, Ill., Saturday evening as the result of a cracked skull sustained several days before when he was struck on the head by the limb of a falling tree, which he helped cut, was brought to this city Monday afternoon and taken to Richland Center for last services and burial Tuesday morning at 10:30. Florian was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Sol FLORIAN of near Richland Center and made his home with them until a few years ago, when he went to Big Rock to work. His father, Joseph FLORIAN, resides in New Carlisle, Ind., and a brother, Arch [FLORIAN], in Big Rock.
Tuesday, March 21, 1916
Mrs. Grace GROVE, 27, wife of Lou GROVE, manager of the Talma Telephone Co.,
died Tuesday morning at 6:15 at her home in Talma after a long illness caused by
leakage of the heart. Funeral Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Grove was the daughter of John BRYANT of Macy, who is living. She married Lou Grove about five years ago. They have no children. Mrs. Grove leaves three sisters and three brothers. She took sick last Christmas and despite every aid slowly grew worse. Mrs. Grove was a member of the Saints church.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp.: Grace E. BRYANT GROVE, wife of Lou GROVE, May 3, 1889 - Mar 21, 1916]
Joseph WAITE, 77, father of Dr. Earl WAITE of this city and Harry WAITE of
Macy, ldied at his home in Gilead Tuesday morning at five o'clock, after an
extended illness due to leakage of the heart.
Deceased was for 25 years a merchant at Gilead and was very well known in this community. There survive four sons and seven daughters.
Funeral at Gilead.
Word was received by Mrs. Margaret ELLIOT Tuesday morning that her brother-in-law, Rev. F. M. ELLIOT, 77, died at his home at Frankfort, Ind., Monday morning, following a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Elliot was formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church here. Besides a wife, he leaves five children: Harley L. [ELLIOT], Chicago; Rev. Walter M. [ELLIOT], Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Lula MINARD, Denver, Colo; Elston [ELLIOT], Monticello and Miss Margaret [ELLIOT], at home.
Samuel WOLFORD, age 45, died Friday at this place, the funeral being held at Twelve Mile Sunday afternoon. He leaves a wife and three children. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Wednesday, March 22, 1916
After an illness lasting a year, Mrs. Mary DUCKER, 75 died Wednesday morning at her farm home east of Rochester, of leakage of the heart. She was the widow of Aldridge DUCKER, who died about 28 years ago. Mrs.Ducker had been in poor health for some time and for several months her daughter, Mrs Dolly NORRIS, had been living with her. Bresides the daughter, she leaves one son, Elza DUCKER.
Fulton, Ind., March 22 -- William HICKS, 55, a prominent retired farmer of Fulton, died Tuesday evening at 8:30, a victim of pneumonia. Mr. Hicks took sick about a week ago. He was well known in this county, where he was born, as he took an active interest in the United Brethren church in Fulton and was deeply involved in the welfare of the democratic party. He leaves a wife and two children, Mrs. Claude STUDEBAKER of Fulton and Mrs. Ermil LEAR, of Kokomo.
Word was received here Wednesday morning of the death of Mrs. J. E. MARBAUGH, 41, wife of one of the owners of the big Monterey store. Tuberculosis, with which deceasd had suffered for some time, was the cause. On account of the death, the annual opening of the Marbaugh Bros. store was postponed a week. A number of local persons were to have taken part.
Joseph WAITE, retired merchant of Gilead, died Tuesday morning at five
o'clock, of leakage of the heart. Mr. Waite was 77 years old, father of four
sons and seven daughters. Funeral and burial at Gilead. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Miss Edna WRIGHT returned to her school studies at South Bend Sunday night after being called here by the death of her father, Joseph WRIGHT. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis BIDWELL of Mishawaka attended the funeral of Wm. BUSH and visited with Mrs. Sarah FOSTER. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Joseph WRIGHT passed away at his home south of Tiosa Tuesday evening. Death was caused by bright's disease. He leaves a wife, four daughters, several relatives and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the Brethren church, of which he was a member, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial at Reichter cemetery, Rev. HOPKINS in charge. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Samuel Grant WOLFORD, born Sept 14, 1871, died March 17, 1916, was united in marriage Feb 24, 1906 to Miss Ema McCLURE. To this union were born three children, one girl and two boys, Margaret [WOLFORD], Grant [WOLFORD] and Glen [WOLFORD]. Mr. Wolford suffered a stroke of paralysis July 12, 1915. After lingering eight months, he had another stroke which caused his death without a moment's warning. Besides the widow and three children, his mother, Mrs. G. W. WOLFORD of Fulton, two brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Una SEE, Mrs. O. B. SHIELDS and Chas. WOLFORD, all of Twelve Mile, Ind., and Mrs. A. JALAO [sic], FST Ind. [sic], U. H. WOLFORD of Boone Grove, Ind., Mrs. A. J. MAUDLIN of Long Beach, Calif., and a host of other relatives and friends mourn their loss. His father, G. W. WOLFORD, died 12 years ago.
Miss Alta RARRICK and son of Toledo, Ohio, and Otto BERRY, of Peru, attended the funeral of Jacob MILLER last week. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. RICHARDSON, of Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. George CLOUD of Peru and Mrs. Verl PAUL and son of Gilead attended the funeral of their uncle, Jacob MILLER. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Amos MILLER returned to his work at Logansport Sunday, after spending some time at home on account of the illness and death of his father, August MILLER. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Thursday, March 23, 1916
The Wm. BUSH funeral was held at Sand Hill Tuesday. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
A number from this place attended the funeral of Joseph WRIGHT at the Brethren church at Tiosa Friday. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
George MOON died at his farm home in Union township last Saturday about 12 o'clock. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Frank BRYANT drove to Grass Creek today to attend the funeral of Mrs. Matilda
BRUNK, for whom the Indiana Bank and Trust Co. has acted as guardian for many
Friday, March 24, 1916
Mrs. M. V. REEDER has returned from Jackson, Mich., where she was called by the death of her daughter.
Elijah REED, a well known farmer residing near Bourbon, who went to Warsaw to see his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clark REED, a patient in a hospital, was stricken with heart failure and died suddenly. She succumbed later.
Saturday, March 25, 1916
Charlie W. FLORIAN was born at Burr Oak, in Starke [sic] Co., Ind., August
30, 1895. He was a son of Joseph and Magdelena GALENA FLORIAN. In his early
childhood his mother died and thereafter Charlie practically made his home with
his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon FLORIAN, near Richland Center. Here he
attended the public schools, graduating from 8th grade in 1913. When at the age
of 18, he worked one summer in St. Joe county and one year at Sycamore, Ill. At
the time of the accident which resulted in his death, he had just begun work on
the farm of C. C. HARBOW, north of Big Rock, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1899, later by sisters, Liew F. [FLORIAN] and Ida M. [FLORIAN], and by one brother, John W. [FLORIAN]. He is survived by Dulcena E. KESSLER and Carlina F. FLORIAN of St. Louis, Addie E. [FLORIAN] of Stockton, Ill, Herbert C. [FLORIAN] and Archie F. [FLORIAN] of Big Rock, Ill., and by his father, Joseph F. [FLORIAN], of South Bend. Funeral services at the Richland Center M.E. church Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m., in charge of Rev. W. F. HUXFORD of Big Rock, Ill., assisted by Rev. HOWELL of Richland Center.
Mary C. [BIDDLE] daughter of William and Rebecca BIDDLE, was born September 29, 1840, in Fulton county, Ind., on the farm adjoining the one on which she died March 22, 1916. She was married to Aldridge DUCKER and to this union three children were born, William [DUCKER], who died in infancy, Maude NORRIS and Elza DUCKER. Mr. Ducker died Nov. 11, 1888. Besides two children, she leaves four sisters, Mrs. Sarah POWELL of Macy, Mrs. Eliza BOZARTH, Susan BIDDLE of Rochester and Mrs. ANDERSON of Akron. When very young she united with the Methodist church and always lived a Christian life. At her death she was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral services Sunday at one o'clock at the Mt. Hope church. Rev. Samuel McNEELY in charge. Of the four surviving sisters the youngest is 72 and the oldest, 87.
Robert W. NAFE, former Rochester boy, died at City Hospital in Indianapolis,
March 5, 1916, a victim of pneumonia and yellow jaundice. The family had known
for several days that recovery was not possible and all save Charles [NAFE] of
Muskogee, Okla., were with him when the end came.
Robert W. Nafe was born November 23, 1862 in Fulton county, the son of Samuel and Cyrenetta NAFE. On March 6, 1894, he was married to Miss Minnie GRAEBER, who is dead. To this union one child was born, a daughter, Iona Fern [NAFE]. On January 31, 1894, he was again married to Miss Anna RINEHART. To this union a son and daughter were born, Harry [NAFE] and Hilda [NAFE], both living with the mother in Indianapolis. Deceased was one of seven children, the brothers and sisters being: Mrs. Daisy RALSTON, Mrs. H. E. WAGONER, Mrs. M. D. GREEK and F. M. NAFE of Peru, Frank B. NAFE of New Philadelphia, O., and Charles V.
NAFE of Muskogee, Okla. Mrs. J. W. WILSON, the mother, also lives in Peru, the father being dead. Deceased had long been a member of the Methodist church, having joined at the age of 18. Funeral was from Winamac Methodist church, March 8.
Monday, March 27, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., March 27 -- Thomas Grimes HORTON, 89, familiarly known as "Uncle Grimes," died at the home of his youngest daughter, Mrs. Will ALSPACH, Sunday night, of complications due to old age.
He was born in Madison county, Ind., August 23, 1826. When 10 years old he came to Miami county and had since lived in Allen township, except for a few years spent in Winchester, Ohio. He was married to Harriet M. FENIMORE in 1848 and to the union nine children were born. His wife died in 1874, and in 1876 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary L. YOST, who passed away about eight years ago, leaving three daughters by the second marriage, three having died in infancy.
Mr. Horton was a member of the Christian church here and will be sadly missed. His death was caused by diseasres peculiar to old age. Funeral by Rev. PATTON of Kokomo, in Christian church, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 1916
The burial of Mrs. Nathan SPENCER, 47, of South Bend, and formerly of
Rochester, who died early Monday morning as the result of internal injuries
received Saturday night at South Bend when she was run down by an auto driven by
Leslie EDWARDS of South Bend, took place Tuesday afternoon at Richland Center.
The accident happened when Mr. and Mrs. Spencer were leaving a theater and
crossing a driveway leading from an auto parking space. She was taken to a
hospital immediately but died as the result of her injuries.
Mrs. Spencer was born in Fulton county Jan 2, 1869. She was married to Nathan SPENCER 25 years ago.
She is survived by her husband and two children, Don SPENCER, residing at home, and Mrs. C. SHAFER, of South Bend, a brother, L. G. WALKER, of Culver, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. H. CLARK of South Bend.
The funeral of Wm. HICKS, age 59 was held at this place Thursday afternoon. Burial was made near Green Oak. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Wednesday, March 29, 1916
Frances E. HEIGHWAY, six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orvin HEIGHWAY, of near
Mentone, died at the hospital here Wednesday morning, the result of peritonitis
following an operation Thursday evening for appendicitis.
She leaves, besides her parents, a sister, Edith [HEIGHWAY] and a brother, Robert [HEIGHWAY]. Burial Friday at the Nichols cemetery near Mentone.
Wm. SCOTT, a prominent farmer living near Burrows in Cass county, died
Tuesday morning after having the hiccoughs for more than 100 hours.
He attended the funeral of the late T. F. DIXON and is a brother of Mrs. DIXON, who lives just northeast of Rochester. The funeral was held at Woodville Wednesday.
Rev. Samuel McNEELY, 70, long postmaster at Tiosa, and pastor of the Christian churches at Talma and at New Waverly, died Wednesday morning in his home at Tiosa, after an illness of several days. He leaves a widow and four sons. Deceased was one of the best known men in the county. Funeral arrangements not announced.
Coroner J. W. SWANTZ of South Bend is conducting an inquest into the death of Mrs. Zourie SPENCER, who died Monday as the result of injuries received by being struck by an automobile. Leslie EDWARDS, who drove the machine which struck the woman, is out of the city. The inquest will be completed upon his return.
Thursday, March 30, 1916
The funeral of Rev. Samuel McNEELY, of Tiosa, who died Wednesday morning, a
victim of heart trouble, will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the
Christian church in his home town. The members of the Odd Fellow lodge of Tiosa
will have charge of the services, while Rev. McCOY of Kokomo and Rev. HOFFMAN
will preach the funeral sermon. Members of the local I.O.O.F. and a delegation
from the McClung post, G.A.R., of which Rev. McNeely had been a member, will
The death of Rev. McNeely marks the passing of one of the best known and best loved men of this county. He had been a familiar figure in many homes and during his ministry of 42 years preached more than 1,000 funeral sermons and married nearly that many couples. Time and time again Rev. McNeely was called to distant parts of the state to take charge of a funeral. He leaves a wife and three sons, Jefferson [McNEELY] and Arthur [McNEELY] of Akron, Ohio, and Alva [McNEELY] of Newcastle, Pa. Four children are dead. The Rev. McNeely died rather suddenly and the boys did not get home before their father passed away.
Rev. McNeely was postmaster at Tiosa for 17 years, securing the appointment in 1899. He had charge of the Christian church at Tiosa for 22 years. Nearly 40 years ago he became identified with Odd Fellowship, and was recognized as authority on the work of the order. He was a Past Grand Chaplain and a member of the subordinate lodge at Tiosa, and an honorary member of Mt. Horeb Encampment, Rochester.
Rev. McNeely was born Oct 20, 1844, in Butler county, Ohio, the son of John and Elizabeth McNEELY, who died when he was very young. When 12 years of age he came to Lagro, Wabash county, and at the age of 14, he went to live with Mr. and Mrs. CASEY, who proviced him with a home until 1861, when he enlisted in Company I, Forty-Sixth Regiment, Indiana Infantry, and was with that regiment until overcome by sickness , when he was sent to the Good Samaritan hospital. In July, 1863, he re-enlisted in Company F, 118th Reg., Ind. Infantry and spent the winter of '63 and '65 in East Tennessee. He began preaching in 1872 and had been in the work since. Recently, he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp.: Rev. Samuel McNEELY, Co I 46 Regt Ind Vol Inf, 1844-1916; Lucinda R. McNEELY, 1843-1928]
J. L. DILSAVER, who was called to Akron by the death of his father, returned to Washington, D.C. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DICK attended the funeral of the latter's mother at Thornhope last Monday. - - - TALMA ITEMS.
Friends and relatives here were shocked to hear the sad news received on Monday of this week that Mrs. Nathan SPENCER of South Bend, was struck by an automobile and as a result died Monday morning. The body was brought to Argos on Tuesday a.m., and then to Richland Center, where the funeral was held, conducted by Rev. A. HOWELL. Interment was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery. Deceased was Miss Missouri WALKER before her marriage, and was the daughter of Harrison WALKER. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Friday, March 31, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Leiters Ford, Ind., Mar. 31 -- Mrs. Tilly BLACKBURN received a telegram here this morning from Cleveland, O., announcing the death of her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle MELCHER, 35, as the result of injuries sustained Monday night when she jumped from a third story to the street below because the rooming house in which she and her husband were staying caught fire. From the details learned, Mrs. Melcher became excited during the fire and jumped out of the window while her husband, who was in the same room, was rescued. The body will arrive here Saturday morning for the funeral. Mrs. Melcher was one of three children of Mrs. Tilly Blackburn, a widow. She was married a year ago last January to Alvin MELCHER, a car tester for the Erie.
It is asserted by a Miss Bessie REIMER, that the fire was started by a masked man who entered her room, and bound and gagged her. She was rescued by Melcher, who was persuaded by the crowd below not to jump, and who later was taken down a ladder. The girl has figured in a white slave case.
Mrs. Charles ELKINS of near Mud Lake, who had been ill for some time, died Friday afternoon.
The will of the late Joseph WAITE, of Gilead, father of Dr. Earl WAITE of this city and Harry WAITE of Macy, has been filed for probate with the county clerk at Peru. Margaret [WAITE] and Earl [WAITE], children of the deceased are named executor and executrix. The other children are Joetta [WAITE], Anna A. [WAITE], Frank H. [WAITE], Carrie M. [WAITE], Marrietta [WAITE] and William WAITE and Mrs. Emma HORTON.
Mrs. H. O. YOUNG has returned from Milford where she attended the funeral of her uncle, the late Frank GROVES.
Saturday, April 1, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Charles ELKINS, who died at her home near Mud Lake late
Thursday night, will be held Sunday at Lincoln, Ind., with burial at Galveston.
Deceased leaves besides her husband, two children, Alva ELKINS, formerly of
Rochester, now of Fulton, and Mrs. Archie DOWD of east of Fulton.
A delegation from the McClung Post G.A.R. and the Odd Fellows lodge went to Tiosa Saturday to attend the funeral of the late Rev. Samuel McNEELY.
Mrs. C. A. MITCHELL, Sr., went to Kokomo today to attend the funeral of a relative.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton SMILEY went to Robinson, Ill., today to attend his father's funeral. Burial will take place at Milford, Ill.
Among those from Rochester who attended the funeral of the late Rev. Samuel McNEELY at Tiosa today were Miss Bell BEEBER, Mrs. Fred PERSCHBACHER and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. FISHER.
Monday, April 3, 1916
After an illness lasting over a year, Mrs. Isabelle ALLISON, 61, wife of
James ALLISON, died Sunday morning at eight o'clock at the home, corner of 5th
and Jefferson streets. Death was caused by Bright's disease and heart trouble.
Mrs. Allison had been a resident of Rochester since 1901, moving here with the family from near Rossville, Ill. She leaves a husband and three children, John ALLISON of this city, Mrs. Porter HAIMBAUGH who lives south of Rochester and Mrs. Laura SHANNON of Rossville, Ill. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge.
Mrs. Allison was born in Rossville, Ill., November 16, 1854, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas ARMSTRONG. She was one of five children and was a graduate of a college at Oxford, O. In March, 1878, she married Calvin LAMB who died May 16, 1884. They were the parents of one child, Mrs. Laura SHANNON. In 1888, Mrs. Lamb married James ALLISON. They had two children. Besides those already named, Mrs. Allison leaves a sister and three grandchildren.
After a long illness, Mrs. David CLEVENGER, 45, died Monday morning at her
home near Athens, a victim of a cancer. She was ill for more than a year. Mrs.
Clevenger leaves a husband and five children, all at home.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Hoover's Cemetery, Henry Twp.: David B. CLEVENGER, 1873-1920; Mary L. CLEVENGER, 1875-1916]
Miss Nellie KALE, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva KALE, who live north of
Richland Center, was buried Sunday at South Germany, a victim of measles, while
her nine brothers and sisters lay in bed all with the same disease. Two are at
the point of death.
Mr. Kale has just recovered from at attack of measles and was hardly in a condition to attend the funeral. Two physicians have been in constant attendance on the family, Dr. C. A. SLONAKER of Leiters and Dr. KELLY of Argos. They assert that the Kale children are suffering with a very malignant form of the disease. Mrs. Kale was the only member of the family who had had the measles when the epidemic became prevalent ths winter.
The funeral of Mrs. Alvin MELCHER, who was killed in a Cleveland fire last
week, was held in Leiters Sunday at the home of her mother. Rev. PLANTZ had
charge of the services.
Tuesday, April 4, 1916
Mrs. Verna O. THARP, 29, daughter of Mrs. D. E. PRESTON, died at the home of her step-father, 213 north Fulton ave., Monday evening, the victim of tuberculosis. She was born in Cass county, Dec. 22, 1886. She was an only child of Perry THARP, deceased. Funeral in charge of Rev. G. C. CHANDLER at the house Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The funeral of the late Mrs. James ALLISON was held at the home on north
Pontiac st., Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. S. A. STEWART officiating.
Among those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral were Mr. and
Mrs. Frank ALLISON of West Lebanon, Walter ALLISON of Tob, Mrs. Charles POWELL,
Otho ALLISON and John ALLISON of State Line City.
Funeral of the late Mrs. David CLEVENGER of near Athens at the United Brethren church at Athens, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery.
The funeral of Lenora DITMIRE, aged seven, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Geo. F. DITMIRE of Hicksville, O., took place there Tuesday. The little girl, who was a granddaughter of Commissioner and Mrs. John UMBAUGH of Tiosa, succumbed to pneumonia Saturday. Mrs. Umbaugh and several children attended the funeral. Rev. Ditmire lived here eight years ago, being pastor of several nearby Lutheran churches.
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Macy, Ind., Apr. 4 -- The funeral of the late William MILLS, Sr., 73, who died at his home in Macy Saturday morning from the infirmities of old age, was held in the M.E. church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. E. H. KENNEDY. Interment in Plainview cemetery.
Deceased was son of John G. and Sarah MILLS and was the oldest of nine children, of whom six are living, three brothers, Henry MILLS of Pleasant Lake, Aaron MILLS of Butler, Geo. F. [MILLS] of Hamilton, and three sisters, Mary A. MILLS of Rochester, Mrs. Elizabeth SCHOFIELD of Waterville, Kans., and Mrs. Maud SEWELL of Fife Lake, Mich.
Mr. Mills was born Oct 31, 1842. For many years he lived near Akron, coming to Macy in 1902, when he with his sons, purchased the Macy mill, which occupation he followed until a few years ago. He was married to Sarah B. SECOR, Aug 2, 1866. They were the parents of six sons who are: Isaac [MILLS] of Ridgeville, Eugene [MILLS] and Ira [MILLS] of Macy, Charles [MILLS] of Akron, William [MILLS] of Perrysburg and Edward [MILLS] of Claypool. They raised one foster daughter, Mrs. Iso KEPLER ALLEN of near Deedsville. He was a member of the Macy M.E. church.
Dean ARMSTRONG of Terre Haute arrived in the city today to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. James ALLISON.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McNEELY, Mr. and Mrs. Louis BECKNELL and Arthur McNEELY
returned to their homes in Akron, O., Sunday night after attending the funeral
of Rev. McNEELY. Harley DREW of the same place will remain here a while with his
grandmother, Mrs. McNEELY. - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
The funeral of Rev. Samuel McNEELY was attended by many, nearly 500 persons
viewing the body at the church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. HEFLEN,
assisted by Rev. McCOY, Rev. SCOTT and Rev. McCLAIN of Kokomo and Rev. J. C.
FRANCIS of Argos. Floral offerings were profuse, being sent from many churches,
Ladies Aids, I.O.O.F. orders, friends and relatives.
In the death of Rev. McNeely our community witnesses the passing away of one among its oldest and best loved citizens and friends. He was only sick a few days and altho we all realized he was fast failing, his death came as a distinct shock to everyone. He was one who was ever ready and willing to help those in need or distress and will surely be missed both here and abroad as his mission was not confined to his home. Where ever he was needed or called, he was ready to respond and render his services to his Master and fellow men. Rev. McNeely's life was an open book and hence it is not necessary to dwell upon merits. He indeed fought a good fight and surely won the crown which is laid up in Heaven for those who are faithful to the trust which God bestows. He has surely heard the "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over a few things. I will make thee ruler over many; enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." - - - TIOSA ITEMS.
Wednesday, April 5, 1916
The funeral of the late Miss Verna PRESTON was held at thhe house Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery. Among those here to attend the funeral were Mrs. Emma SCHULTZ, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph OAKLEY and Mrs. Mary FITES, of Peru, and Mrs. E. H. JONES and daughter, Vena [JONES], of Twelve Mile.
Mrs. Laura SHANNON has returned to her home in Rossville, after attending the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs. James ALLISON.
Mrs. Frank ALLISON, who was in Rochester to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. James ALLISON, has returned to her home in West Lebanon.
Thursday, April 6, 1916
WHO KNOWS WHOM MARK MANGAN WED?
Believing that the children of Mrs. Lucy MANGAN, who left Rochester in 1898, have an estate coming to them from their grandparents living in Ohio, friends here are trying to find someone who knows the maiden name of Mrs. Mangan.
Recently the county clerk received a letter from a Chicago nurse, asking information concerning the relatives of Mark MANGAN who died two weeks ago in a tuberculosis hospital in Oak Park, Ill. Then it was learned that he was a brother of the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs John LAIDLAW, who took the child from the local county farm, where the mother and six children had gone after the death of the father, Bartlet MANGAN.
The mother later left the county farm and her location is unknown. It is believed here that her parents in Ohio were well to do and if anyone knows the maiden name of Mrs. Lucy Mangan, he would bestow a favor by writing to Mrs. R. C. WALLACE, Rochester, Ind.
The mother never wrote to her children after leaving here and it is thot that she died in poverty shortly after going from Rochester.
The body of Frank LOGAN, who died at his Chicago home Thursday evening, was brought here Saturday afternoon and the funeral was conducted at the church here with burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
Several from here attended the funeral of Miss Nellie KALE. Six sisters and two brothers were not able to attend, being ill with measles. Rev. P. HANEY was in charge of the services. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Perry SAYGERS of Logansport was called here Monday on account of the death of his sister, Mrs. Lida CLEVENGER, who passed away Monday morning at her home northeast of Athens. Mrs. Clevenger was a cheerful, kind and loving neighbor and this community will greatly miss her, but our loss is her eternal gain. - - - ATHENS ITEMS.
Mrs. Chas. ELKINS died at her home near Mud Lake Thursday night. The body was taken to Galveston for burial Saturday. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Several from this place attended the funeral of Rev. McANEELY at Tiosa, on last Saturday and also the funeral of Miss Nellie KALE, of South Germany, on last Sunday afternoon. We all extend our most heartfelt sympathy to the relatives of the departed ones. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Mary Myrtle BLACKBURN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. BLACKBURN, was born
February 11, 1876, and died March 31, 1916.
She united with the Gilead Methodist Episcopal church when she was 20 years of age and later moved her membership to the Peru Methodist church where she was an active member for several years. For a number of years she taught in the public schools and later she began work in the business world as a stenographer.
On January 6, 1915, she was united in marriage to Albert J. MELCHOIR, since which time they have made their home in Cleveland, O. Twice now the family circle has been broken into, the other being at the death of the father four years ago.
Myrtle, with her happy disposition, won many friends. In her home life she was always a kind sister, a loving daughter and a faithful wife. She leaves her husband, mother, one sister and one brother to mourn their loss.
Friday, April 7, 1916
Mrs. Laura TEETER, 47, wife of Vincent TEETER of near Talma and sister of
Sheriff James COPLEN of Rochester, died Thursday afternoon at 4:15 a victim of
complications resulting from an attack of measles. Mrs. Teeter had been in poor
health for over a year. Recently she suffered an attack of measles, followed by
Besides a husband and two sons, Cleo [TEETER] and French [TEETER], Mrs. Teeter leaves the following brothers and sisters: Alonzo COPLEN, of near Tiosa; L. D. COPLEN, Mentone; Mrs. Melissa WOODS, Rochester; Frank COPLEN, Big Foot; Perry COPLEN, Lucerne; James COPLEN, Rochester; Mrs. Bettie BARKMAN, Rochester and Mrs. Tina TAYLOR of near Tiosa. Her father and mother, Isaac and Sally COPLEN, have been dead for several years.
The funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Saturday, April 8, 1916
Drew HOBBS, of Argos, Lake Erie employee, died early Saturday morning from
internal injuries received Wednesday, when a Lake Erie speeder, on which he was
riding in company with several fellow workmen, was derailed. There is no blame
attended to Christian Scientist members of the family for the death. It was
reported that they had refused to call a doctor.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Twp.: Drew HOBBS, July 28, 1854 - Apr 8, 1916; Harriet HOBBS, his wife, Feb 28, 1854 - July 20, 1925]
Funeral of Mrs. Vincent TEETER Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home near Talma.
Monday, April 10, 1916
Mrs. William MERLEY, 40, of Akron, a sister of Frank MUSSELMAN, president of
the Star Health and Accident Co., died Sunday morning in the Epworth Hospital at
South Bend, a victim of appendicitis. Funeral, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at
the home in Akron.
Mrs. Merley was taken to the South Bend hospital two weeks ago and underwent an operation for appendicitis. Her condition improved until Friday evening when she gradually became weaker. The body was taken to the home near Akron Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Merley was the wife of William MERLEY, a farmer living near Akron. Besides her husband, she leaves three children, Ralph [MERLEY], Ruby [MERLEY] and Samuel [MERLEY], and three brothers, Frank [MUSSELMAN] and Harvey [MUSSELMAN] who are connected with the local insurance company, and S. H. MUSSELMAN of Macy. The insurance company office here will close Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until five.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: William MERLEY, 1867-1929; Mary E. MERLEY, wife of Wm., 1872-1916; Juel A. MERLEY, 1906-1907; Ralph A. MERLEY, 1892-1936]
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Macy, Ind., April 10 -- Mrs. William G. DOLLER died very suddenly Monday morning at six o'clock. She had seemed in very good health since recovering from the grip several weeks ago, and attended Sunday school Sunday, but became ill again Sunday evening.
Several months ago, Mr. Doller and family, also his father and mother, moved here from the southern part of the state, having purchased the Macy mill of John BLAND. They lived in the Fouts property, but were preparing to move into the Gland residence close to the mill.She leaves three young children and her husband.
Funeral in the Christian church at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Interment in Plainview cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry ENTSMINGER and Clyde ENTSMINGER attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Vincent TEETER.
Tuesday, April 11, 1916
Wednesday, April 12, 1916
Clyde LEITER, 45, son of W. J. LEITER of Rochester, died Wednesday morning in
Columbia City, Ind., a victim of liver trouble. He had been sick for more than a
Mr. Leiter left Rochester five years ago, going to Columbia City, where he worked for a milling company for a couple of years. Later he traveled on the road for a machine company. He leaves a wife and two children, Mildred [LEITER] and Donald [LEITER], and the following brothers and sisters: Charles [LEITER] and William [LEITER] in California, Mrs. John GREENSTREET of Newcastle, Della [LEITER], May [LEITER] and Fred [LEITER] of this city.
The body will be brought to Rochester Thursday in a motor hearse for the funeral here.
E. R. FORST, a former resident of Rochester, where he lived when he represented the Huntington Grocery Co., died Wednesday morning in Sullivan, Ind., according to word received here by Fred RANNELLS. Mr. Forst left Rochester over a year ago. He was about 45 years old. He leaves a wife.
Thursday, April 13, 1916
The funeral of Clyde LEITER, of Columbia City, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in this city, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery. Body was brought to Rochester Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius BELL, Mrs. Elbert ZOOK of Denver and Mrs. Ella BURNS and son, Raymond [BURNS], of Logansport came to Macy Tuesday morning and accompanied Samuel MUSSELMAN and family to Akron where they attended the funeral of Mrs. William MERLEY. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, April 14, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Guy ALSPACH, Mahlon BELL and Harold DAVISSON motored to Kokomo
Friday morning to attend the funeral of the late David DAVISSON, 81, of Kokomo,
father of A. C. DAVISSON of this city, who died Wednesday morning the result of
pneumonia, complications and old age after a seven days illness.
Mr. Davisson was a well known farmer of Howard county. He was a great lover of nature and on the first warm spring day drove from Kokomo to his farm without an overcoat and on his return home was taken with a fever that settled in his lungs.
Coming to Indiana from his native state, Ohio, when he was 20 years old, Mr. Davisson first settled in White county, then he went to Cass county and later to Kokomo. He was married 59 years ago last December 21.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Davisson went to Kokomo early this week and were with him at the end. A short service was held at the residence Friday, after which the body was taken to Galveston where the funeral services were held. Burial in the Galveston cemetery.
Members of the I.O.O.F. and K. of P. lodges attended the funeral of their
late brother, Clyde LEITER, at the M. E. church Friday afternoon. Interment in
the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Saturday, April 15, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Guy ALSPACH, Mahlon BELL and Harold DAVISSON have returned from Kokomo where they attended the funeral of the late David DAVISSON.
After an illness lasting nearly a year, Mrs. Samuel HOFFMAN, 63, died Friday
night at 11:30, a victim of pernicious anemia. About four months ago, attending
physicians diagnosed the case and despite every effort, she slowly became worse.
Mr. Hoffman died in her home, corner of 4th and Pontiac streets.
Elizabeth AGSTER HOFFMAN was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, August 19, 1852, and came to this county in 1855, and on January 30, 1873, she was married to Samuel H. HOFFMAN, to which union four children were born, three of whom are dead. Mrs. Hoffman leaves a husband, one son, William [HOFFMAN], a brother, Fred AGSTER of this city and a sister, Mrs. Wesley ZECHIEL.
When 17 years of age, Mrs. Hoffman united with the Evangelical church and with her husband was one of the first six charter members of the local organization. She devoted a great amount of her time to the work in the Sunday school. Mrs. Hoffman was also a member of the W. R. C., Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs and the Hearth and Home club.
Funeral at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. George C. PULLMAN in charge.
Mrs. Clyde LEITER has returned to her home in Columbia City after attending the funeral of her late husband here Friday.
Monday, April 17, 1916
Melvin L. (Buck) BEAL, 47, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Josephine
BEAL, on N. Monroe st., Sunday at 12:35 p.m., a victim of multiple neuritis. Mr.
Beal worked on the Chicago police force for 17 years but was forced on account
of illness to retire from the force two years ago. He moved to the home of his
mother in December, 1915, and was bedfast until his demise.
Mr. Beal was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BEAL and married Emma REAM in 1890. There were two children born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. The other, Mrs. Chas. ELLIS, lives in Chicago. Deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F., K. of P., Foresters, and the Policeman's Benevolent Society of Chicago. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma BEAL, his mother, his daughter, a sister, Mrs. Mary DEMONT of Michigan City, and a brother, Thomas BEAL, of Chicago. Funeral at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. E. WRENTMORE in charge, assisted by Rev. Geo. PULLMAN. Interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. S. H. HOFFMAN, held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The Citizens band led the march to the church while the W. R. C. attended in a body. Rev. George PULLMAN had charge of the services.
The funeral of Isaac FOREST was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at
Huntington undertaking parlors, in charge of the Rev. L. E. SMITH. Burial was in
the Lancaster cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank MARSH and Miss Emma MARSH motored to Grass Creek Monday to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Sam EASTERDAY, Mr Marsh's sister, who died at her home near there Saturday evening.
Mrs. David E. SNYDER, 68, wife of Marshall county's wealthiest citizen, died Sunday in a hospital at Ft. Wayne, where she had been operated upon. The funeral Wednesday will be attended by Judge STEVENS, who has long been a close friend of the family. Mr. Snyder has extensive banking and real estate interests.
Robert E. QUIVEY, 70, life long resident of North Manchester, father of Mrs. Grace Van STUDDIFORD, the well known star, who is now in New York singing in grand opera, and a relative of Mrs. Charles BRACKETT, Sr., of this city, is dead at his home. There survive a widow, two sons and three daughters.
Tuesday, April 18, 1916
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Akron, Ind., Apr 18 -- Mrs. Hester BEMENDERFER, 63, wife of William BEMENDERFER, died at the farm home two miles southwest of here Monday night at 11:30, a victim of heart trouble. She had been ill more than three months. Funeral Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the M.E. church.
Mrs. Bemenderfer leaves one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle DAVIS, of near Akron, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth BEMENDERFER, of Akron, and two brothers, Samuel MILLER of Nebraska, and John MILLER of Newville, Ind. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church and of the Rebekah lodge.
Wednesday, April 19, 1916
According to word received here Wednesday morning by her niece, Miss Ida ANDERSON, Mrs. Otis BISHOP, 47, died in Bakersfield, Calif., Tuesday. Particulars are lacking, but it is believed she was the victim of a sudden attack. Deceased spent most of her life in Rochester. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. ANDERSON of Leiters Ford. Her father is dead, but her mother, Mrs. Sarah ANDERSON, of Leiters, as well as one brother, J. W. [ANDERSON], of the same town, survive. When 15 years old, she married Otis BISHOP, long a clerk in the Allman store here. They moved to California about eight years ago, he having taken a position as traveling salesman there. It is believed that burial will be made in the West.
The funeral of the late Melvin BEAL was held at the Christian church
Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. A. E. WRENTMORE officiating, assisted by Rev. Geo.
PULLMAN. The funeral was in charge of the K. of P. lodge, deceased being a
prominent member of that organization. Interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, April 20, 1916
Mrs. Sarah E. BARKMAN, 52, wife of George BARKMAN, died Wednesday at four
o'clock at the home in East Rochester, after a short illness. Mrs. Barkman
contracted the measles about three weeks ago and after being able to get up
again she became ill with the pneumonia. Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock
at the Bethlehem church, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge. Burial at the Sycamore
Mrs. Barkman leaves three children: Claude [BARKMAN], who lives on a farm near Rochester and Miss Dove [BARKMAN] and Irvin [BARKMAN] at home, and two sisters and five brothers: Mrs. Melissa WOOD of East Rochester, Mrs. Chas. TAYLOR of Tiosa, Alonzo [COPLEN], Lorenzo [COPLEN], Frank [COPLEN], James [COPLEN] and Perry COPLEN. A sister, Mrs. Vincent TEETER, died recently at her home near Talma. Mrs. Barkman had lived in East Rochester for the past five years where she moved with the family from the farm.
Converse McMILLAN returned Wednesday evening from Evanston, Ill., where he attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Lyman E. COOLEY. Mrs. Cooley was the wife of a well known civil engineer, at one time a professor in Northwestern university. Mrs. Cooley herself gave particular attention to jail and prison work and was well known in Illinois.
Word was received Thursday morning by Mrs. Wilbur HAYNES of the death of her brother, John LITTLE, of Marion, Ind. Mr. Little was captain of fire company No. 2 in that city and a frequent visitor here.
Jacob ENGEL, owner of the elevator at Monterey, died Wednesday morning after a short illness. Mr. Engel at one time lived in this county, where he owned a farm.
Henry SWANGO, 60, a farmer living near Bruce Lake, died Wednesday noon after a long illness. Funeral Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the church in Bruce Lake, Rev. R. F. SPOHN of this city in charge.
Friday, April 21, 1916
Saturday, April 22, 1916
After suffering with tuberculosis for over a year, Charles W. YODER, 32, for
eight years proprietor of the north Main street meat market, died Friday
afternoon at 3:30. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the house, Rev.
A. S. WARRINER in charge.
Mr. Yoder became ill a year ago last winter with pneumonia and when he recovered from this disease, tuberculosis attacked him. He went to Colorado and later to Dakota, coming home after six months, much improved in health. After his return, he soon began to get worse again and several months ago resigned himself to the end. Mr. Yoder leaves a wife, four sisters and five brothers. One sister, Mrs. James KEPLER, lives in the city. He was a member of the M. E. church, Odd Fellows lodge and the Red Men.
Mr. Yoder was born in Miami county and his father and mother are both dead. Before coming to Rochester he worked in South Bend, where he held a position as lumber inspector.
Mrs. John GREENSTREET, who was in Rochester to attend the funeral of her brother, the late Clyde LEITER, left today for her home in Louisville, Ky.
Monday, April 24, 1916
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Akron, Ind., April 24 -- After a long illness, Mrs. Delta HIRE, 37, died here Sunday evening at 7:30 at the home of her father, Fletcher STONER. Mrs. Hire had been in failing health for over a year, death coming as the result of pernicious anemia. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church here.
Mrs. Hire was well known in Rochester where she lived for two years at the home of her brother, Norman Stoner. She was married about 16 years ago to Charles HIRE, who died about six years ago. She has one daughter, Mary [HIRE], age 14. Mrs. Hire leaves two brothers, Norman STONER of Rochester, H. D. STONER of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Frank HALDERMAN.
Mrs. James CLINGER, well known by lake residents here, died at her home in Ft. Wayne Friday evening. Mr. Clinger owns a cottage at the lake.
Mrs. Elizabeth NESTER, 80, died Saturday afternoon at five o'clock at the home of Mrs. Alice HUGHSTON, where she had lived for the past 14 years. Death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Nester came to Rochester to work for Mrs. Hughston as housekeeper and her employer took care of her after she was unable to work. She had no close relatives. Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge.
Tuesday, April 25, 1916
According to word received from California, the funeral of the late Mrs. Otis
BISHOP was held Thursday afternoon at Bakersfield, with a Congregational
It has also been learned that Mrs. Bishop's death was sudden, she having been stricken with paralysis on one side of her body while in an automobile awaiting a train, late Wednesday afternoon. She became unconscious and died about nine o'clock at night, her husband arriving home just an hour later from a business trip. While never robust, Mrs. Bishop had seemingly been in good health, but her death made it apparent that a blood clot had been forming for some time.
The Bishops made their home at the Massena hotel in Bakersfield.
The funeral of Mrs. Ida BLACKBURN of Memphis, Tenn., was held at the U.B. church Tuesday afternoon. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Wednesday, April 26, 1916
Thursday, April 27, 1916
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Macy, Ind., Apr 27 -- Relatives here last week were notified of the death of Mrs. Sarah Rebecca FOUTS, 66, who died in Grawn, Mich., a victim of leakage of the heart. The body was brought to Macy last Friday where the funeral was held at the Christian church, Rev. BROCK of Peru in charge. The Lady Maccabees, of which Mrs. Fouts was a member, held a short service.
Mrs. Fouts was the daughter of Joseph and Martha KUTZ, who died many years ago. She was born in Montgomery county, O., Dec. 6, 1848. When nine years old, she with her parents, three brothers and three sisters, came to Henry county, Ind., to live, at which place in 1865, she was married to Aaron FOUTS. A few years later they moved to Miami county, where Mr. Fouts died in 1881. About 14 years ago, she with her children, Lee FOUTS and Mrs. Ida POWELL and family, moved to Grawn, Mich. She was a member of the Christian church.
Mrs. Ida LIVINGSTON died at her home near Poplar Grove on Easter Sunday morning after a long illness caused by dropsy. Funeral was held at this place on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. F. KENRICH. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. She lived in this community several years and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the Poplar Grove M.E. church. She leaves a husband, four brothers, William [BURKETT], Austin [BURKETT], Albert [BURKETT] and Michael BURKETT of this place and one sister, Mrs. Minerva NEWCOMB, of Battle Ground. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Henry PULVER died at his home east of Macy, Monday morning after nearly a
years illness of infirmities of old age. He was a son of Philip and Lena PULVER,
and was born in Oglaze [sic] county, Ohio, Sept 13, 1843. When a child, his
parents, also three sisters and one brother died.
At the age of 14, he came to Sevastapool, Ind., where he learned the blacksmith trade. He came to Macy nearly forty-two years ago. At Sevastapool, Sept 24, 1864, he was married to Katherine B. BICKEL, who died nearly twenty years ago. About fifteen years ago he married Mrs. Celista SQUIRES HIATT. He was a member of the M.E. church at Macy for many years, also a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Macy. He was a charter member of the Rebakah lodge here, but was not a member at time of his death. He leaves one daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Minnie J. SMITH, a wife and three grandchildren, Omer [SMITH], Byron [SMITH] and Gretchen SMITH. Funeral will be held at the M.E. church at Macy Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.ml Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetry near Roann. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, April 28, 1916 to Saturday, April 29, 1916
Monday, May 1, 1916
The body of Otis TOLAN, 19, son of Mrs. Ida TOLAN of near Akron, who drowned
in a small lake near Balla, Canada, a week ago Friday, has not been found,
according to local relatives who heard from there last week.
Harry TOLAN, a relative, left Akron last week to help find the boy. He drowned when a boat in which he and the man for whom he was working upset. The employer was saved while Tolan failed to come to the surface. Young Tolan created a sensation here last summer when it was reported that he had drowned in Lake Sixteen. After dragging the lake it was discovered that he had hid under a cottage. He is a nephew of Constable Joe HEFFLEFINGER. He went to Canada to work several months ago.
Tuesday, May 2, 1916
The funeral services for the late Louis WHITE, 51, who died suddenly at his home south of Akron Sunday, will be held at Athens, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Deceased leaves a widow and three children. The family formerly resided in the Burton neighborhood.
Jonathan DIPERT, 59, died Wednesday evening at 6:30 o'clock at his residence, 1030 East Division street, South Bend, as the result of one week's illness with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. D. L. BURKETT, Mishawaka; Mrs. William TESKA, South Bend; Otto DIPERT, Michawaka; Milo DIPERT and Dwight DIPERT, residing at home, and one step-son, Howard LORING, of Mattawan, Mich., and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Isaac WOLF, Delong, Ind.; Mrs. John KRUSSELL, Logansport, Ind.; Jones DIPERT, Culver, Ind.; Frank [DIPERT] and Dare DIPERT, residing in Oklahoma. Funeral services were held from the family residence Friday afternoon, Rev. J. P. BURNS, of the Trinity Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment in Riverview cemetery.
Mrs. Elmer HALL attended the funeral of her mother at Lapaz Sunday. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Wednesday, May 3, 1916
After an illness lasting 12 weeks, George B. W. ROBBINS, 58, died Wednesday
morning at his home just southwest of Rochester, a victim of bronchial
pneumonia. Mr. Robbins first took sick with the grip, which later developed into
pneumonia. Death came at 5:00 a.m.
Because of his long services as a rural mail carrier on route 10 out of Rochester and his activity in the local I.O.O.F. lodge, Mr. Robbins was well known in this county. He was the first carrier on number 10, holding that position for 10 years. In the state organization of the R.F.D., he took a prominent part and held the position of state secretary for one year. On several occasions he acted as delegate from the local unit to the state meet.
In the Odd Fellows, Mr. Robbins was one of the most prominent and active members and at the time of his death was financial scribe of the Encampment. He passed all of the chairs in the order and for several years was district deputy grand patriarch in the county. Mr. Robbins often served on committees in the grand lodge. He was also a member of the Modern Woodmen.
Before entering the government service, Mr. Robbins conducted a feed store in the city for a number of years. He was married twice and leaves a wife and four children: Virgil [ROBBINS] of Lehigh, Oklahoma, Roy [ROBBINS] of Michigan City, Mrs. E. L. GORDON of this county and Miss Fern [ROBBINS] at home. He leaves one brother and one sister, John ROBBINS and Mrs. Cassie BELT, both of near Green Oak.
[NOTE: George B. W. ROBBINS, 1858-1916; Clara ROBBINS, 1864- (no d.d.); Fern ROBBINS, 1896-1926]
Several prominent local men are thinking of starting a fund for the purpose
of erecting a suitable monument over the grave of the late Prof. J. F. SCULL,
Rochester's beloved school master, who for over 20 years directed the city's
educational institutions in a manner generally approved.
Professor Scull was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery more than three years ago and today nothing but a very snall stone marks the place. Strange as it may seem, the expenses incurred by three Rochester firms in properly caring for the aged educator after his death, have never been paid. It has been suggested that the school children, members of the R. H. S. alumni association and others might easily meet these obligations and erect an appropriate monument in the local cemetery.
As Rochester people know, Professor Scull devoted 20 years, during the prime of his life, to the welfare of the children of this city, and his teachings and kindly example have borne much fruit.
Thursday, May 4, 1916
Warsaw, Ind., May 4 -- Cloyce TUCKER, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles TUCKER, of Claypool, was struck on the head by a horseshoe Tuesday evening and died four hours later as he was being rushed to a Ft. Wayne hospital. The shoe was thrown by Harold BROWN, 15, with whom he was playing. Tucker walked to his home a block away and then fell unconscious.
Mrs. Elizabeth DITMIRE, 87, is dead at her home in Monterey. Funeral Saturday morning from the Zion church in that town.
Funeral of the late G. B. W. ROBBINS at the Baptist church Friday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating and the I.O.O.F. lodge in charge of the interment at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Chas. FULKERSON attended the funeral of an uncle in Kirklin this week.
Friday, May 5, 1916
John AULT, 75, died Friday morning at 4:30 at his home on north Main street
after a long illness caused by dropsy. He leaves a wife and seven
children.Funeral Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist church, of which
deceased was a member, Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge.
After moving away from Rochester about 30 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Ault returned last summer. During the 20 years they lived in Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and Colorado. He was a laboring man and during his declining years moved often in order to be with his children. Mr. Ault was born in this county in 1841. In 1863, he married Miss Sarah KEELY, daughter of James KEELY. They were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are living: Mrs. Mary McKITRICK and Mrs. Phebe DALEY of Oklahoma, Mrs. Julia GOHN of New London, Iowa, Mrs. Jeanette RICHARDSON, of Colorado, Mrs. Nellie STELLERS and Thomas AULT of Iowa, and Joseph AULT who lives near Rochester. Mr. Ault leaves two brothers and two sisters, Henry [AULT] of Illinois, Joseph [AULT], who lives near Rochester, and Mrs. Elizabeth ZEGAFUSE and Mrs. Rebecca TALLY, who live in South Rochester.
S. L. REAMS, 72, father of Mrs. W. J. DOLPH of this city, died at his home in Star City Thursday of heart trouble. He was well known in Rochester. Mrs. Dolph is now in Star City.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen O. EMMONS of near Talma died Thursday.
Saturday, May 6, 1916
Joseph BEVELHEIMER, 59, died at Woodlawn hospital Friday evening at 6:30
o'clock after suffering a stroke of paralysis at 5:30 while in R. P. TRUE'S
Mr. Bevelheimer's death came very suddenly. After working all day on his farm south of Rochester, near Mt. Olive, he drove to the city with the family. While Mrs. Bevelheimer was shopping at 5:30 the husband was standing in front of True's restaurant when he suddenly became ill. Just then his wife came up and advised him to get a cup of coffee and while trying to drink the liquid in the restaurant, he fell unconscious. A physician was called and ordered him taken to the hospital where he died shortly afterward. He never regained consciousness.
Joseph G. BEVELHEIMER was born in Illinois, September 11, 1856, the son of Reuben and Emaline BEVELHEIMER, both of whom are dead. Mr. and Mrs. Bevelheimer were married 35 years ago. Twenty-three years ago they moved to this county and for the last eight years lived on their present farm south of Rochester. They were the parents of seven children, six of whom are living: Ray [BEVELHEIMER] and Reuben [BEVELHEIMER, who are now in Montana, Ruth [BEVELHEIMER] and Jesse [BEVELHEIMER], at home, Mrs. Roy KOFFEL of Logansport and Mrs. Laura MASON of Illinois.
Mr. Bevelheimer leaves three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Mary HAMMOND of Shelby county, Ind., Mrs. Belle TRADER, also of Shelby county, Mrs. Adoline SHANE of Indianapolis and Bruce BEVELHEIMER of Pennsylvania.
During the progressive campaign of 1912, Mr. Bevelheimer was very active in county politics, being a candidate on that ticket for commissioner. He was also a progressive farmer and took a deep interest in everything pertaining to the soil.
Funeral Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Mt. Olive church, Rev. WELLS of Fulton in charge. Mr. Bevelheimer was once connected with the Christian New Light church but in recent years identified himself with the Methodist church.
The sons now in Montana will be unable to attend the funeral, according to a statement made by the family Saturday morning.
Rev. E. H. KENNEDY received the sad news Sunday morning that his father, Rev.
William KENNEDY, had died Saturday, after an illness of only a weeks duration of
neuralgia of the heart. Rev. Kennedy left at once for Riverdale, Maryland, his
father's home. Rev. William Kennedy was an evangelist of great renown, and was
earnest and zealous in his work and had just returned from Florida, where he
owned a farm. He had been across the ocean a number of times, having been in
Africa, Cuba and the West Indies. He was married three times, the first wife
dying when quite young. His second wife was a minister of the gospel, and his
third wife is also an evangelist. Rev. Kennedy was here the week before
Christmas visiting his son and family and performed the marriage ceremony of his
granddaughter, Miss Esther KENNEDY and Hurd BRIGGS. While here he preached at
the M. E. church. He leaves two sons by his first marriage, both of whom are
ministers of the gospel. Two daughters have preceded him to the spirit world.
His body was brought to West Liberty, Ohio, for burial. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Monday, May 8, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth DITMIRE was held at Monterey, Ind., Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zion church. Mrs. Ditmire leaves the following children: Henry [DITMIRE] of Rochester; John [DITMIRE] of Monterey; Manuel [DITMIRE] of Toledo; Frank [DITMIRE] of Fulton and Simon [DITMIRE] of South Bend. Her husband, Adam DITMIRE, died 52 years ago. She was born in Hanover, Germany, and came here when she was 16 years old.
Elizabeth Anne [HOOVER], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold HOOVER, died Sunday morning at two o'clock. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery Sunday p.m.
Velma [CRABILL], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jane CRABILL of near Germany Station, was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Monday afternoon. Death took place Sunday noon.
Tuesday, May 9, 1916
Lloyd Rader [EMMONS], infant son of Glen and Della EMMONS, was born Jan 28, 1916, and died May 4th, 1916, aged three months and seven days. He leaves to mourn their loss a father, mother, grandparents and hosts of relatives and friends.
Wednesday, May 10, 1916
Thursday, May 11, 1916
Mrs. Mary GRAHAM, sister of J. W. FEREE, whom he had not seen for 18 years, is dead at her home in Browns Valley, Minn., according to word received Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Feree will leave at once.
A little daughter came to the home of Joseph THOMPSON and wife on Monday of last week, but her little mission in this life was fulfilled on last Sunday when Jesus took her safe into His Arms where she will never know any sorrows of this world. A short service was conducted at the home on Monday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. HOWELL. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery here. - - - MACY ITEMS.
The five months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie SHADLE of near Argos was buried at Leiters Ford in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Sunday. The child died of acute indigestion. The parents found the child dead in bed Friday night. Sympathy is extended the bereaved parents. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Oral UMBAUGH went to Claypool Tuesday to visit relatives and
attend the funeral of Cloyce TUCKER who died from the effects of being
accidentally hit with a horseshoe in the temple while playing. - - - TIOSA
Friday, May 12, 1916
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John MYERS of Leiters Ford died Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry SAYGERS and baby of Logansport, Mrs. BURNS of Akron and Miss Faye EMMONS of Ft. Wayne were those from a distance who attended the funeral of the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Glen EMMONS. - - - TALMA ITEMS.'
Mrs. William ZINK and Mrs. Al THARP were called home Friday morning on account of the sudden death of their mother, Mrs. LEMON of Burnettsville, Ind. Mrs. Tharp will stay a few weeks. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Saturday, May 13, 1916
Miss Marie WHITE, 21, well known in Rochester, died Friday afternoon at the home of her parents in Fulton, a victim of tuberculosis. Death followed a short illness. Miss White was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITE. She leaves two brothers and two sisters, Theodore [WHITE], John [WHITE], Mrs. Carrie CARRITHERS and Carmen [WHITE]. Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton.
Monday, May 15, 1916
Joseph BROOKS, 83, father of Mrs. F. S. PARAMORE, of this city, died Sunday
at 4:00 a.m. at the home of his daughter, a victim of carsonoma of the liver.
His other daughter, Mrs. Dora ULLMAN of Syracuse, was here at the end.
Joseph Brooks was born near New London, Canada, Aug. 10th, 1832. The body was taken to Hebron, his former home, Sunday afternoon for the funeral there Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Hiram MILLER accomanied the family to Hebron. He leaves the two daughers and a son, John BROOKS, of Hebron.
Mrs. Mary KEESEY, 65, widow of Gideon KEESEY, died Friday evening at the home southeast of Athens. She leaves six children. Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Athens church.
Virgil ROBBINS has returned to his home in Arkansas, after attending the funeral of his father, the late G. B. W. ROBBINS.
Tuesday, May 16, 1916
Temporarily insane as the result of grief over the death of his wife, which
occurred five weeks ago, William G. DOLLER of Macy, Monday night murdered his
mother and daughter, badly wounded his son and baby daughter and then committed
suicide on the grave of his wife a half mile from the home.
The results of the terrible tragedy were discovered Tuesday morning about eight o'clock, when Mrs. Otto CLOUD called at the mill, owned by Doller, for some feed. Finding the place locked, she went to the home and saw the son, George [DOLLER], in the yard with blood all over his face, as the result of a bullet whch had passed thru his head. Mrs. Cloud called William ALSPACH, who went into the house.
The body of Mrs. George DOLLER, Doller's mother, was found in her bed while
beside her lay the baby, Ida [DOLLER], yet alive, with a bullet hole just above
the ear. In a cradle bed, just beside that of the grandmother, lay the body of
Agnes [DOLLER], who had evidently died instantly. She had been shot thru the top
of the head. Each victim had been killed with a 32 calibre bullet.
A few minutes after the discovery of the bodies at the home, the sexton of the cemetery found that of William DOLLER. He had knelt over the grave of his wife and pressed the muzzle of the gun to his chest, pulling the trigger once. In the gun were found two undischarged cartridges, proving that he had loaded the gun several times before committing suicide. George, the son, found in the yard, and the baby, Ida, were taken to a hospital at Peru. They are not expected to live.
Two letters were found upon Doller's person which showed that he intended to murder his family last Saturday, but changed his plans when his father, George Doller, did not leave the town as expected. The elder Doller left Monday afternoon, coming to Rochester, and in the evening, the son went to Peru where he purchased a revolver, returning to Macy at 8:30 o'clock. It is hought that he murdered his family about one o'clock Tuesday morning, altho no one can be found who heard the shots.
The Dollers were well liked in Macy, moving there in November from Westport, Ind., where he and his father were small truck farmers. They purchased the mill at Macy and soon young Doller became popular because of his congenial ways. He was an ideal citizen, and did not smoke nor drink. His love for his wife was very noticeable. Before the death of the wife, his family lived separate from his parents.
Two letters were found on Doller's body, one addressed to Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, the Methodist minister, as follows:
May 11, 1916
To the Rev. Kennedy
I have done the act because I cannot bear life without the one I love better than I love my life. I cannot go and have my mother and children behind, so there is only one way and that is to take them with me to the one we loved so well. I have prayed to God to forgive me and I hope he will.
I wish to be laid beside my loved one, then our baby, then our eldest girl next to the baby and then mother. I have asked Mr. Musselman to see about the stone to mark our grave and you will tell them what to put on it. Tell him not to pay much for them. On my wife and mine put:
Wm. G. DOLLER, Oct. 15, 1885, Died May 12, 1916, Age 30 years, six months and 28 days.
Elsie E. [DOLLER], his wife, born May 7th, 1889, died April 10, 1916, age 27 years, 11 months and three days.
On a stone for mother put Agnes DOLLER, born Dec 7th, 1865, died May 12th, 1916, age 51 years, three months and five days.
Do this for me dear brother and good bye and God bless you.
Yours in sorrow
William G. Doller
P.S.: I wish to be laid away just as I am dressed.
The second letter was addressed to Sam MUSSELMAN, Macy banker, and dealt with business afaairs, asking that he close out the entire mill and stock owned by the Dollers and see that the bodies were properly buried. "Don't wait to find father," the letter said.
George DOLLER, the father, who was Tuesday believed to be in Anderson, came
to Rochester Monday afternoon to see A. H. REITER's patent carpet cleaner, he
said. He told Mr. Reiter of family trouble earlier in the day, but said he was
going back to Macy that night. At the station, he inquired the best way to
Anderson and bought a ticket to Kokomo, according to Chas. KEEL of the local
force. At noon, it was not believed that he knew of the tragedy. A. S. HOFFMAN,
his daughter, Miss Mary [HOFFMAN] and Rev. KENNEDY were in the city Tuesday
searching for the elder Doller whose absence from Macy is believed to have saved
The house in which the double murder took place stands just opposite the mill owned by the Dollers. It contains six rooms. The grandmother and her two granddaughters occupied one of the bedrooms on the lower floor while Mr. Doller and his son slept upstairs. The grandfather occupied a room on the lower floor. Monday evening William Doller was seen in Macy about 8:30. It is evident that he went to bed with his son and later in the night stole down stairs, shot his mother, killed the daughter in the room with her and attempted to kill his baby. He then went upstairs and shot his son, thence to the cemetery where his body was found, dressed in a dark blue suit. The beds in which the bodies were found were covered with blood but no evidence of a struggle could be seen. The mother had evidently turned over once after being shot. The son, who slept with the father, and who may live, crawled out of bed and out upon the front porch, leaving a trail of blood behind him.
The seven year old son was found in the yard crying for his grandma. He said that he was not hurt any but complained that he could not see. His head and hair were a mass of blood. He was able to stand up, but reeled when he walked.
William Doller, the murderer, was a strange appearing man. He was dark skinned and very large, weighing over 200. His wife once said that Mr. Doller looked like a rough man, but no woman, she said, ever had a better husband. He was not considered handsome, having high cheek bones and very large ears. Macy people do not know anything of the Dollers' past history.
Soon after the news of the murder reached Peru, the entire police force of that city, including the sheriff, were on the scene. They thought that the murderer was yet alive and brought along a camera to take pictures of the scene. At nine o'clock, when a SENTINEL representative arrived, the Doller home was crowded with curious people and no attempt was made to keep anyone from looking at the bodies. It was one of the greatest tragedies which had ever occurred in or near Macy. At noon the bodies were taken to the Savage undertaking establishment. No funeral arrangements were made Tuesday.
According to a message from Peru, the two Doller children were alive at 3:00 o'clock but the attending physician said that the boy would be blind for life, even if he did recover. They are at the Dukes hospital.
Wednesday, May 17, 1916
Little Ida [DOLLER], the 17 months old daughter of William G. DOLLER, Macy
miller who early Tuesday practically wiped out his entire family, died Tuesday
afternoon about three o'clock in the Dukes hospital at Peru, as a result of the
bullet wound inflicted in her head, by her father, who later turned the same gun
on himself, dying across the grave of his late wife. The body has been removed
to Macy, where it lies together with those of the father, his mother, and Agnes
[DOLLER], the five year old daughter, all victims of the madman's revolver.
George [DOLLER], the seven year old son, also wounded by the father, is still in the hospital,
his condition being unchanged. It is reported that he is rational at times,
but that he may never be able to see, even should he recover. He was shot twice
in the head. No funeral arrangements have as yet been made, and none will be
until the coroner makes his report. Undertaker John HOOVER of Rochester assisted
Undertaker SAVAGE of Macy in preparing the bodies for burial.
The elder Mr. Doller (George), was located at Anderson Tuesday. In the afternoon the late young Mrs. Doller's father, Henry CLAY, who lives at Anderson, met Geo. DOLLER on the street and, supposing he knew all about the tragedy, began talking about it. Mr. Doller didn't seem to understand and Mr. Clay tried to explain to him. The shock caused Doller to go crazy, according to report, and the sheriff put him in jail at Anderson. After a while he quieted down and became rational. The sheriff brought him to Macy Wednesday morning, between five and six o'clock and he, being sane now, is not in the care of the sheriff.
In Doller's quarrel with his son, before he left Monday, he deeded all of his property to the son, and told him to "go to hell." The elder Doller is an indulger in intoxicating liquors.
As far as can be ascertained, the financial affairs of the dead man were in good condition and he waited upon a number of customers Monday up until taking the afternoon train for Peru. He seemed to be in good spirits and joked with all his acquaintances. After returning from Peru Monday evening he stepped in the L. J. SAVAGE store and gave a check for some of his wife's funeral expenses. He was in apparent normal mental condition and good spirits.
As all of Doller's victims died as the result of one bullet, it is evident, as first suppposed, that he did not attack the son, George, who slept upstairs, until he visited the lower floor. The boy must have been awakened by the shots and probably got out of bed to meet his father, who by that time was in such a state of mind that he could not shoot straight. The first shot did not silence the boy, it is thot, so the crazed father probably held the lad and fired the second bullet which cut the optic nerve probably rendering him blind for life. When the lad was found Tuesday morning, he did not complain of pain, altho carrying two bullets in his head.
It is strange that no one in Macy heard the shots in the Doller home as he must have fired at least five times. Mrs. Amon RABER, who lives nearest to the Dollers, about 30 feet away, was at home alone Monday night and she asserts that she did not hear anything.
Since the terrible tragedy, many Macy residents remember peculiar things done by William DOLLER. A. J. SLUSSER, the sexton of the cemetery, who found Doller's body, says that he visited his wife's grave every day and was seen there many times as late as 10 o'clock at night.
The murderer was conviviel last Sunday evening at the Christian church in Macy following a sermon delivered by Rev. Edward CASTLE of South Bend, a former resident of Rochester. At the close of the services, Doller rushed forward and grabbed Castle's hand sayng "those words are a great relief to me."
Doller's letter of instruction to Sam MUSSELMAN, Macy banker, was as follows:
May 11, 1916
Will you please look after settlement of the business of the Macy Milling Co. I am leaving the accounts in the McCosky register, also cash and checks in my overall pockets with keys to the office.
There are four cars of coal, two cars that shipment can be stopped as they were to be shipped June 1st. Two cars hard coal, one has been shipped. I think the other can be held up if cancellation is made right.
Will you please see that my wife's funeral expenses are paid, $130.35 for stone vault. The lot
is paid for. The receipt for it is with my money. Also see that our funeral
expenses are paid and keep the cost down and that the note owing to the bank is
paid and if there is money left, put a tombstone on our resting place.
In fact, I want you to go ahead with this just as I have written it here. Don't wait to find my father.
Before you buy the tombstones, I would like for you to pay the Paid Up Assessment Fund of $25.00 so that the lot I have out at the cemetery will be kept up and also pay for the stone vault that I wrote of in the first part of the letter.
I will leave my cash that I have on hand in a tin box in the bottom dresser drawer upstairs with a key in it and the key to the office of the mill. There is also a steel barrel with some gasoline in it in the shed on the south side of the old barn.
You will see by the Miller's Mutual Fire Insurance Policy that there is $101.25 coming to Doller & Son any time.
You are to sell everything; horses, wagons, harness, gas engine, feed grinders, hogs, hay, corn, wheat, etc. You will find the oats in the big bin over the scales. Wheat in the hopper bins in the cellar of mill and in bins in the mill. If you can get Mr. Jorden, he can show you where. We do not owe any accounts only to your bank and for the two cars of coal. I will try to give you a list of the property: ton hominy meal, corn in mill and wagon and crib, tankage. We get $2.50 for tankage, $1.50 for hominy meal, $2.10 for chick feed, $1.40 for bran, $1.50 for shorts, of which there is some up in the bin on the second floor. My father has gone to Peru and may go to Anderson. Try and locate dhim but do not turn any money to him until you have done as I ask you.
I expect you will have to try and sell the mill. After you have carried out my letter turn over the balance to my father or if anything should happen that he does not claim the balance, you will give it to my father-in-law, H. C. CLAY of Anderson, Ind., and the other two-thirds to my uncle, E. WILSON, Terre Haute, Ind. You are to have suitable pay for your work. I ask you to do this for me because I do not know who else to get.
W. G. Doller
P.S. Since writing the above, I have made some changes. I have made cancellation on two cars of soft coal. Mr. A. Jordon owes me $15 for a stove. I will give Mr. L. J. SAVAGE a check for $130.75 due him and you will please cash it.
Anderson, Ind., May 17 -- William DOLLER, the miller at Macy, who shot and killed his mother and daughter, wounded his son and baby and then turned the weapon on himself and ended his life, was the son-in-law of Henry CLAY, a prominent farmer, living in Lafayette township, Madison county. Mrs. William DOLLER, whose death on April 10 is believed to have driven her husband insane, was the daughter of Mr. Clay. She was 27 years old, and had been married for nine years. Mr.Clay left Tuesday for Macy to give whatever assistance was possible.
Mrs. A. BARKER spent last week in Danville, Ill., returning home Friday, and on Monday received word of her brother's death whom she had visited while there. - - - GERMANY ITEMS.
One of the twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. John MYERS died Wednesday afternoon. -
- - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Mrs. Hiram MILLER and Mrs. Fred PARAMORE and daughter, Myra [PARAMORE], returned Tuesday evening from Hebron where they attended the funeral of the late Joseph BROOKS.
Thursday, May 18, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., May 18 -- But two hearses were used here this afternoon when the bodies of the four victims of the revolver in the hands of William G. DOLLER were laid to rest in the cemetery, where his corpse was found Tuesday, stretched across the grave of his wife.
Services for the four, Mrs. Agnes [DOLLER], her son William [DOLLER] and his children, Agnes [DOLLER] and Ida [DOLLER], were held in the Christian church at two o'clock this afternoon, Rev. E. H. KENNEDY of the Methodist church officiating, and members of both choirs furnishing the music.
Undertaker John HOOVER of Rochester assisted in managing the details of the funeral, which was marked by the largest crowd that ever attended a similar service in Macy. Hundreds of people were unable to get into the church.
George DOLLER, the seven year old son is yet living in the hospital at Peru and Thursday morning he was able to distinguish between light and dark. He has a slight chance to recover according to the attending physician.
A number of the Doller's relatives including several related to Mrs. William DOLLER who died about five weeks ago, came to Macy to attend the funerals. The caskets were not opened at the church and the bodies were laid away in one large grave.
George P. DOLLER, the only surviving member of the family intends to sell the mill at Macy and will leave. He is now staying with friends. The home in which the murders took place is owned by Lem POWELL. It is the same one occupied by Mr. and Mrs. A. M. ARNOLD and family of Rochester for 15 years.
When William G. Doller was in Peru Monday evening at which time it is supposed he bought the revolver with which he shot the members of his family, he went to a drug store and asked for some potassium cyanide but as this is one of the most deadly drugs known to mankind, the druggist refused to sell it to whim, when he turned away apparently greatly disappointed. The druggist did not know the man but from the description of Doller he is well satisfied that it was he who asked for the poisonous drug. Before coming to Peru Monday evening Doller tried to buy the same kind of drug at the Carter Drug Store at Macy where he was also refused. It is believed that he intended to end his own life with this drug which is sure death in a few minutes after it is taken. Being denied the drug, there was nothing for him to do except to shoot himself.
Friday, May 19, 1916
The body of Mrs. Elda RARRICK GALLOWAY, who died at Elkhart Saturday, was
interred in Moon cemetery at Sharon, south of Leiters Ford, Monday. She leaves
two brothers, Harry [RARRICK] in Washington and Eugene [RARRICK], somewhere in
France with the British army, and her father, Elgy [RARRICK], of Plymouth. Her
grandfather, Henry [RARRICK], of Plymouth, and wife attended the funeral. - - -
Saturday, May 20, 1916
Cal O'BLENIS, a prominent lawyer of Argos, died Saturday morning after an illness lasting an hour, due to heart trouble. He recently had suffered two strokes of paralysis. Mr. O'Blenis had lived in Marshall county all of his life and was active in politics and in his professionl He leaves a widow.
Rev. and Mrs. J. N. MARTIN went to Lafayette today to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law.
Monday, May 22, 1916
Macy, Ind., May 22 -- George P. DOLLER and Rev. E. H. KENNEDY went to Peru
Saturday morning to ascertain what course to pursue in settling the affairs of
Mr. Doller's son, William G. DOLLER, who shot his children and mother and then
took his own life last Tuesday morning. They decided not to take any legal steps
until the son now in the hospital improved. The attending physician says that he
Aside from he little son, the only near relatives that Mr. Doller has is one nephew and a niece. Mr. Doller owned 180 acres of land in Jennings county, and a couple of years ago, in order to satisfy his son, deeded to him 80 acres of the farm. Last fall the son pursuaded the father to trade the entire farm for the Macy mill, and those familiar with the transaction say that it was a very poor deal for the Dollers, who had put practically everything they had on earth in the mill, which did not pan out as they hoped, or rather as the son had anticipated. It may be that this condition of affairs was partially the cause of the young man committing the terrible deeds.
A remarkable coincidence in connection with the horrible tragedy is that the only surviving child of the murderer and suicide was the only one of the four victims to have two bullets fired into his head. The two bullets entered the boy's forehead, one directly over each eye, the one on the left side passing out at the back of the head and on the left side. The other bullet is still in the boy's head. An X-ray picture has been taken to locate this bullet, but it has not yet been developed. There is a bad contusion on the right side of the boy's head, but the skull at that point is not fractured. It was at first thought that there was where the second bullet came out. This wound is thought to have been caused by a fall from the top of the veranda at the Doller home Tuesday morning, but no one, however, saw the boy fall.
Since the day of the tragedy some new light has been shed in the matter. It is now evident that Doller did not at first intend to kill the mother and children by shooting them. On Monday, the day before the killing, Doller sent his son and daughter Agnes to a store in Macy and had them buy a quantity of pop, a great deal more than he was in the habit of permitting them to buy at one time. The same day Doller tried to buy some cyanide potassium at the Macy drug store, but the poisonous stuff was withheld from him.
After a long illness caused by a cancer of the stomach, Noah A. NORRIS, 73,
died Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at his home on south Franklin ave.
Mr. Norris suffered great pain for the past eight months. For a long time he has been unable to take any nourishment except milk and during the past two weeks was unable to swallow anything. Mr. Noris leaves a wife and four children, Russell [NORRIS], William [NORRIS] and John [NORRIS] who live near Mentone and Mrs. Howard BURKHISER of Miami, Fla. The mother of his children died a number of years ago and 15 years ago he married Miss Emaline MURPHY
who survives him. Mr. Norris has lived in Rochester for over 10 years, moving here from Newcastle township where he lived on a farm for years. Several years ago he divided all of his property among his children. Funeral Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Bethlehem church, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church in charge.
Miss Ruth SURFACE, 18, daughter of George SURFACE, east of Fulton, died Sunday evening a victim of tuberculosis. She leaves a father and two sisters. The body will be taken to Potomac [sic], Ill., Tuesday for burial Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 23, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., May 23 -- X-ray pictures have been taken of the Doller boy in the Dukes hospital at Peru, and it is found that he was only shot once. It has also been learned that he did not fall from the porch roof, but was helped down by Mrs. Henry CLOUD, who was the first to discover him.
S. H. MUSSELMAN, the bank cashier, has received a number of letters from people living in Bartholomew county, requesting him to send them newspapers containing the account of the tragedy, as they say they are old neighbors of the Dollers and wish to know the exact facts of the case.
After an illness lastng eight weeks Milton SWARTZLANDER, 61, of Henry
township, died at Woodlawn hospital Tuesday morning at one o'clock, a victim of
cancer of the bladder. Funeral, Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at the Mt.
Hope church near Athens.
Mr. Swartzlander was born in Henry township March 11, 1855, the son of Henry and Elizabeth SWARTZLANDER, who moved to this county from Pennsylvania. When about 20 years of age, Mr. Swartzlander married Elizabeth ALLMAN, who died about 10 years ago. They were the parents of four children, two of whom are dead. Those living are Mrs. Walter SHRIVER of Akron and Earl SWARTZLANDER of Logansport. Six years ago, Mr. Swartzlander married Mrs. Ella SAYGER, who survives.
Mr. Swartzlander was a progressive farmer and an active citicen in his community. He was a life long democrat. Three weeks ago he was taken to the Woodlawn hospital and while there he joined the Methodist church. Tuesday morning a post mortem was held at Zimmerman's morgue under the direction of Doctors H. O. SHAFER, Harley TAYLOR and A. BROWN.
Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. David O. HOFFMAN, 67, at Naples, Texas, where her husband recently engaged in the publishing business. She passed away May 18. The Hoffmans formerly lived in Fulton, where he published the Leader. Funeral Friday.
The funeral of R. C. O'BLENIS was held at Argos Monday afternoon. Attorney H. A. Logan of Plymouth delivered the address.
H. C. CONDON of this city received a message Tuesday informing him of the
death of his aunt, Mrs. Mary CONDON, 80, of Logansport.
Dr. and Mrs. Ora ANDERSON of Argos today attended the funeral of their uncle, Noah NORRIS.
Wednesday, May 24, 1916
Mrs. Joe EHLINGER, of Rochester, attended the DOLLER funeral Thursday.
Thursday, May 25, 1916
Friday, May 26, 1916
David MYERS, 58, a long time resident of Rochester and a brother of Attorney
Enoch Myers, died suddenly Friday morning about 11 o'clock at Akron, a victim of
heart trouble. He had been working in a livery barn in that town and was sitting
on a chair when the attack came. He lived but a few minutes.
David MYERS was born in this county the son of Mr. and Mrs. John MYERS. He never married. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Enoch [MYERS] of Rochester, William [MYERS] of near Leiters, Mrs. Louisa ZELLERS of Kewanna and Mrs. Minerva McCARTER of California. Mr. Myers was well known in Rochester where he always lived and where he was in business for several years.
Funeral arrangements later.
Saturday, May 27, 1916
Monday, May 29, 1916
John M. DAVIS, 76, a veteran of the Civil war and a resident of Fulton county
since 1846, died Sunday evening at 10:15 at his home on west 11th street after
several months illness caused by a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Davis was well known in Rochester, where he had lived since 1881, moving here from Newcastle township. He was born April 17, 1840, in Richland county, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos DAVIS. With his parnts, he moved to this county when he was seven years old, settling in Newcastle township upon a farm. When about 22 years old, Mr. Davis married Miss Katherine PACKER, who survives. They were the parents of eight children, seven boys and one girl. One boy is dead and Mrs. Frank McKEE, the daughter, died several years ago. The living are Cyrus [DAVIS], Ostinell [DAVIS] and Charles [DAVIS] of Rochester, Henry [DAVIS] of Michigan, Fred [DAVIS] of Jeffersonville and Vernie [DAVIS] of Buffalo, N.Y. A sister is living, Mrs. Eliza DYER of California, now visiting in Rochester.
At the beginning of the Civil war, Mr. Davis went to Indianapolis where he joined the regular army, serving in the 17th Ohio. After three years he returned home with an honorable discharge. Mr. Davis joined the Masonic lodge at Talma in 1869, and was the first man to finish his work in the present Masonic building in Rochester. For 12 years he was secretary of the local order. He was also a member of the McClung Post G.A.R., and for years acted as its secretary. After moving
to Rochester from the farm he took up fire insurance and until 10 years ago,
when he retired, was very active. Mr. Davis was a life long democrat and was
elected several times on the ticket as justice of the peace.
The funeral will probably be held Wednesday afternoon at the home if the children arrive.
Professor William H. BANTA, 70, for 15 years identified with the Rochester
Normal University, died Sunday morning in Springdale, Arzona, where for the last
seven years, he had charge of the public schools. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at
the Methodist church in Valparaiso, where he lived for years.
Mr. Banta came to Rochester first in 1867, acting as superintendent of the local school for several years. He then went to Valparaiso where he became a professor in the university, serving five terms. He was later elected superintendent of the schools in that city, where he remained for 25 [?] years, returning to Rochester in 1895, when he purchased an interest in the Rochester Normal University. For four years he helped build up the reputation of the institution with the aid of Professor George SUMAN. During the 15 years that Mr. Banta was connected with the college, the institution had varied degrees of success, but thru it all he held the esteem and love of his fellow citizens. In 1908 he left Rochester going to Arkansas.
Professor Banta was born in Preble county, Ohio, in 1846. He was married twice. One daughter, Mrs. Mabel RANNELLS, now of Indianapolis, was born to the first marriage. Two children, James [BANTA] and Katherine [BANTA], were the results of the second marriage and survive, together with the widow. Mr. Banta was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges.
The funeral of David MYERS was held Saturday afternoon at Leiters. Burial at the Moon cemetery.
Tuesday, May 30, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., May 30 -- At an auction sale held recently, every article of furniture and every household utensil in the William DOLLER home was sold at surprising prices. Everything was disposed of, including the dishes. Even Doller's overcoat was purchased.
The beds in which Mrs. Doller and the two children met their deaths, found a ready sale. All of the goods have been moved out of the house and the owner, Lem POWELL, has rented it again. A large crowd of people attended the sale.
The grandfather, George DOLLER, has been in constant attendance upon his grandson who is yet in the hospital at Peru. The boy's eyesight will probably never be fully right. He does not know that his grandmother, father and sisters are dead and often cries to see them.
The funeral of the late John M. DAVIS will be held at the home on west 11th st., Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Masons will be in charge of the services and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Wednesday, May 31, 1916
The following relatives and friends were here Wednesday to attend the funeral
of the late John M. DAVIS, which was held at three o'clock at the home, with the
Masonic lodge in charge:
William PACKER of Mishawaka, Mr. and Mrs. George PACKER of Culver, Vernon J. DAVIS of Buffalo, Mrs. Charles BUSH of Culver, Mrs. Amos DAVIS, Mrs. Cora DAVIS and Mr. and Mrs. Harley DAVIS of Pierceton, Henry DAVIS of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dr. Frederick DAVIS of Jeffersonville, Ind.
The funeral of Mrs. Meda HARTMAN, 26, wife of Arthur HARTMAN of near Athens,
died at Woodlawn hospital Monday afternoon at four o'clock, will be held at Mt.
Hope church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.
Mrs. Hartman had been in poor health for over a year, as the result of uremic poisoning and became very ill a week ago last Monday. She was taken to the hospital but an operation failed to afford relief.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartman were married April 23rd, 1910. They were the parents of three children, two of whom are living: Russell [HARTMAN] and Inez [HARTMAN]. Mrs. Hartman leaves her mother, Mrs. Sarah KINZIE, who lives eight miles northwest of Culver, a brother, William [KINZIE], and a sister living in Michigan. Since their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hartman have lived on a farm two and one-half miles southeast of Athens.
Thursday, June 1, 1916
The funeral of W. H. BANTA was held at Valparaiso Wednesday. His death occurred in northwestern Arkansas, where he was teaching.
Several Rochester people attended the funeral of Mrs. Harriet SHILLING, at the home of her daughter near Logansport Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Shilling was the widow of Samuel SHILLING and they both lived on a farm near Rochester a few years ago. She was the aunt of Mrs. Charles ROBINSON, sister-in-law of Mrs. Angelina BURTON and had other relatives in this city.
Friday, June 2, 1916
Saturday, June 3, 1916
David MYERS, a former resident of Rochester, who has been working here for some time, died suddenly last Thursday, a victim of apoplexy. The body was taken to Leiters Ford for burial. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Monday, June 5, 1916
John M. DAVIS, one of the best known citizens of Rochester and a resident of
Fulton county for 70 years, died at 10:15 Sunday evening at his residence at 317
west 11th street. He had been in poor health for several years and finally on
February 18, had a stroke of paralysis on his left side, rendering him helpless.
He continued to grow weaker from day to day but kept up his courage and often
said if he could walk he could regain his strength and tried in fain until last
Friday, when he weakened and refused to take nourishment. Altho the members of
the family scarcely hoped that he could live long they did not realize that the
end was so near, as he continued conscious and conversed with the family up to
within five minutes of his death. Mr. Davis was well known in
Rochester where he had lived from 1881, moving here from Richland township.
He was born April 17, 1840, in Richland county, Ohio, the son of Amos and Rachel DAVIS and died at Rochester, Indiana, May 28, 1916. Together with his father and mother and family of seven children he moved to this county when he was six years old, settling in Newcastle township upon a farm where he lived for many years. When about 21 years old, Mr. Davis married Miss Catherine PACKER, who survives. They were the parents of eight children, seven sons and one daughter. The youngest son, Marion L. [DAVIS], died when about two years old and the daughter, Rosa McKEE, died a number of years ago, leaving six sons who are Cyrus M. [DAVIS], Ostinal A. [DAVIS] and Charles A. [DAVIS] of Rochester, Henry A. [DAVIS] of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Dr. Frederick W. [DAVIS] of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Vernon J. [DAVIS] of Buffalo, N.Y.
Mr. Davis has one sister, the last one of the family, living yet, who is Mrs. Eliza DYER of Glendora, Calif., who was with the deceased in his last hours.
Soon after his marriage, Mr. Davis and wife settled on a farm in Richland township near Tiosa, Ind., afterwards going into the mercantile business and conducted a small store and was postmaster and justice of the peace for many years in the small town of Sturgeon, located on the Tippecanoe river north of Rochester. Some years later the post office was discontinued at that point and he moved to Rochester where he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and conducted a law, loan and insurance business in connection with his son, O. A. DAVIS, until a few years ago when his health began to fail him and he retired from the business.
Mr. Davis' ancestors were of Welch origin, coming to America from Wales about the time William Penn laid out the city of Philadelphia. They settled about seven miles west of Philadelphia and built a large stone house there which has the date of 1702 carved on the stone in the gable and which stately building still stands to the memory of the Davis family and where their ancestors gathered for worship in their Quaker form of religion.
At the beginning of the Civil war Mr. Davis enlisted in the regular army enlisting in Company A, Second Battalion, United States Infantry, at Logansport and served until the end of the war, returning home with an honorable discharge. Afterwards he was a member of McClung Post, G.A.R. and served as their secretary for many years.
Mr. Davis joined the Masonic lodge and was the first to finish his work in the present Masonic Temple in Rochester and for 21 years served as secretary of the local order and for many years was one of the principal instructors in the Masonic work. Mr. Davis never united with any religious denomination, but was a strong student of the Bible and especially that portion which applies to the Masonic doctrines and always followed the teachings of Masonry as his guide and was a seeker after the truth and the right way of living to the end.
Funeral of Mr. Davis was cvonducted by the Masonic lodge at the home at 317 west 11th street at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, June 6, 1916
Wednesday, June 7, 1916
Mrs. Bertha TEEGARDEN, wife of E. W. TEEGARDEN, died Thursday evening near
Marion, Ind., of tuberculosis. The funeral was held Sunday at 10 o'clock a.m.
Mrs. Teegarden formerly lived near Fulton.
Thursday, June 8, 1916
Friday, June 9, 1916
T. B. CALVIN, 55, one of the best known farmers living near Kewanna, died
Friday morning at 11 o'clock on his Lookout Dairy farm after a long illness
caused by Bright's disease. Mr. Calvin returned two months ago from Rochester,
Minn., where specialists said they could not do anything for him.
Mr. Calvin was well known here, where he lived for several years while serving as deputy sheriff under R. C. WALLACE. He was better known, however, as an expert in dairy products and traveled several years for Schlosser Brothers. He was also president of the State Dairymen's Association for several terms. Mr. Calvin was the son of Vincent P. CALVIN, who is living in Kewanna. While traveling Mr. Calvin moved to Kewanna, but later returned to the farm.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Methodist church and leaves the followin brothers and sisters: William [CALVIN], R. P. [CALVIN], Mrs. Fred GILLESPIE, Mrs. Lon TROUTMAN, Mrs. Charles WISELEY of this county and Mrs. Burt WASHBURN of Arizona. The latter has been here for several weeks. Mr. Calvin leaves a wife and one son, Vere S. [CALVIN], at home.
Funeral Sunday morning at 10:30 in the Methodist church at Kewanna.
The body of Simon HOLMES, 63, who died in a Chicago hospital Thursday
afternoon, reached the farm home two miles south of Fulton Friday morning.
Funeral Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the United Brethren church in Fulton.
Burial at the Odd Fellow's cemetery in Rochester.
Mr. Holmes was a well known farmer and moved to this county from Illinois 15 years ago. Soon after his arrival he became identified with the Masonic lodge at Fulton, passing all of the chairs in the Blue lodge. He took part in much of the work and was well thought of as an instructor in Masonry in this part of the state. He leaves a wife, two sons, Austin [HOLMES] at home and Dr. John HOLMES of Chicago and three daughters, two living in town and Mrs. Ray BRIGGS of near Fulton.
The body of Albert SEIDNER, who died at Ft. Wayne May 30 of dropsy and heart
trouble was brought to Macy Saturday and the funeral was held in the Christian
church at two o'clock p.m., in charge of Rev. T. J. BROCK of Peru. Mr. Seidner
was the son of Jacob and Mary SEIDNER and was born on the old homestead east of
Macy 42 years ago. His mother is still living and is 84 years old. Over 30 years
ago he was married to Miss Viola NEISWENGER, who preceded him in death about 15
years ago, leaving one son, Harold [SEIDNER]. Later Mr. Seidner married a widow
with two children but a few weeks ago Mrs. Seidner was taken to the insane
hospital at Ft.Wayne. Besides the son Harold he leaves three sisters and several
half-brothers and sisters. Interment in Plainview cemetery.
Saturday, June 10, 1916
Edward RIDDLE, 25, a well known school teacher of this county, died Saturday
morning at 7:30 at the home of his partents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. RIDDLE, who live
south of Tiosa.
Death was caused by a cancer of the intestines, Mr. Riddle suffering an operation at Woodlawn hospital seven weeks ago. He was taken home after three weeks in the hospital.
Edward Riddle was one of 12 children, 10 of whom are living. After attending the common schools, he graduated from the Richland Center high school and then spent two years taking general college work at Ashland, Ohio. He later took a short course at Indiana University. After leaving school, he taught the first year at Red Brush, the second year at Tiosa and for the last two years taught in the upper grades at Talma, where he was a capable instructor.
He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Rev. Earl RIDDLE of Linwood, Maryland, Raymond [RIDDLE] of near Tiosa, George [RIDDLE], Charles [RIDDLE] and Harold [RIDDLE] at home, Mrs. Mary BURTON of Mentone and Bessie [RIDDLE], Bertha [RIDDLE], Ella [RIDDLE] and Mabel [RIDDLE] at home. He was a member of the Brethren church of Tiosa.
Funeral arrangements later.
Monday, June 12, 1916
Among the many Rochester friends and relatives who attended the I. B. CALVIN funeral at Kewanna Sunday morning were Atty Harry BERNETHA, Mrs. E. J. BERNETHA, Miss Belle BERNETHA, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. SMITH and son Percy [SMITH], Henry PFEIFFER, Frank STERNER, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew BABCOCK, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. WALLACE, Atty Arthur METZLER and Atty Enoch MYERS. The Masons were in charge of the services, which were largely attended.
Tuesday, June 13, 1916
Mrs. Frank LOWMAN and daughter, Mrs. Ray MYERS, went today to Mexico to attend the funeral of the late Miss Marie SIMMONS.
Wednesday, June 14, 1916
As the result of complications resulting from a fall which she sustained last winter, Mrs. Katherine STEEL, 73, widow of G. W. STEEL, died Wednesday morning at two o'clock at her home, corner of Monroe and 11th streets. Funeral services at the house Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with burial at Macy. Mrs. Steel moved to Rochester five years ago from Marion where her husband, a miller, died a year previous. She leaves one brother, James HURST of Macy, and a nephew, William NORRIS of Rochester.
County Treasurer William BIDDINGER was notified Wednesday morning of the
death of his cousin, Clinton TRIBBETT, in Darlington, Ind. He will attend the
funeral which will be held Friday.
Thursday, June 15, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. Katherine STEEL was held at her home on the corner of Monroe and 11th sts., today at 1:30 p.m. Burial in the Macy cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. William BIDDINGER will leave for Darlington, Ind., this evening where Friday they will attend the funeral of his cousin.
Friday, June 16, 1916
Saturday, June 17, 1916
Jacob FIFER, 84, died Friday night at his home near Mentone, the result of complications incident to old age. Mr. Fifer was a well known farmer and lived many years where he died. He leaves the following children: Mrs. Chas. HETZNER of Leiters, William FIFER of Indianapolis, S. C. FIFER of Chicago, Mrs. J. POMEROY of Tippecanoe and Mrs. J. W. MIKESELL of near Rochester. Funeral arrangements later.
Monday, June 19, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Robert McALEXANDER, 67, who died at her home in
Indianapolis Saturday evening, will be held in Argos at the Methodist church at
11:00 a.m., Tuesday. Burial at the Argos cemetery.
Mrs. McAlexander was the widow of the late Robert McALEXANDER and until recently lived on a farm north of Rochester. She was the mother of four sons, Fred [McALEXANDER], Pearl [McALEXANDER] and Freed [McALEXANDER] of Indianapolis and Bert [McALEXANDER] of South Bend. A daughter, Mrs. Albert CARITHERS, preceded her in death nine years ago. She was the step-mother of Dr. R. O. McALEXANDER of Indianapolis and Mrs. Abraham MILLER of Pasadena, Calif.
Tuesday, June 20, 1916
Special to the Sentinel
Kewanna, Ind., June 30 -- The funeral of Byron E. SLICK of Kewanna, was held Tuesday morning at the Methodist church, burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Slick died suddenly Sunday morning after retiring Saturday night seeingly in fair health. Death was caused by heart trouble. He took sick about three o'clock in the night and called his wife, but before she could summon aid, he passed away.
Mr. Slick was a retired farmer and moved to Kewanna several years ago from his farm near the town. He leaves a wife and six children, among whom are the following: Emma [SLICK] at home, Jay [SLICK] of San Francisco, Calif., Milo [SLICK] of Walkerton, Wesley [SLICK] of near Kewanna, Mrs. Harlan McKINZIE of near Kewanna and Mrs. Fred GRUBE of near Kewanna.
After a long illness J. S. MOORE, who lives five miles southwest of Kewanna, died Monday night in a hospital at Logansport as the result of a cancer. He was a well known farmer. Mr. Moore was an uncle of Clarence GRAFFIS, who lives near Rochester.
Wednesday, June 21, 1916
Will BIBLER of Waupakoneta, Ohio, went home today after attending the funeral of his uncle, the late Byron SLICK of Kewanna, and visiting his brother-in-law, John PYLE, of this city. Mrs. Bibler and the children have been here for several days.
Thursday, June 22, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. HILLS of Cleveland, Ohio, will arrive in the city Saturday afternoon with the body of the late Miss Nellie AULT, who died at her home in Cleveland, Ohio, several months ago. The body will be buried in the I.O.O.F cemetery here. Miss Ault made her home with the Hills while she was living in Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Hills will spend Sunday in Rochester, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. SMITH.
Mrs. May C. RUSSELL, 59, sister of Mrs. Omar B. SMITH of this city, died
Wednesday night at her home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a long illness, according
to a message received here Wednesday. The funeral was held in Atlanta Thursday.
Mrs. Russell was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. COPELAND and was born in Marion, Ohio, May 21, 1857. On June 12, 1882 she married Lee RUSSELL by whom she had one daughter, Edith [RUSSELL]. Husband and daughter are living. Mrs. Russell leaves three sisters: Mrs. Omar SMITH, city, Mrs. Laura WATTS of Atlanta and Mrs. Edith HOLLOWAY of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Russell lived in Rochester for a number of years.
John S. MOORE died while in the Logansport hospital Tuesday, after a long suffering from stomach disorders or cancer. - - - KEWANNA ITEMS.
Byron SLICK died at his home in Kewanna Sunday morning, aged 66 years and 21 days. Death was caused by heart failure. Funeral was held Tuesday at 10 o'clock at the M.E. church in Kewanna. - - - KEWANNA ITEMS.
Mrs. Mollie BOWSHER, formerly Mollie EWELL, who lived in Colorado, died suddenly Monday. She was a daughter of Mrs. J. J. CARTER of this town. - - - KEWANNA ITEMS.
John HITTLE, son of Joseph and Mary HITTLE, was born in Rush county, Indiana,
Oct 5, 1836 and died June 14, 1916, aged 79 years, 8 months and 9 days.
On Oct 15, 1867 he was united in marriage with Jane WALDO. To this union were born eight children, four of whom, with the wife and mother preceded the father in death. There survive the following sons. William [HITTLE] of Argos, Calvin [HITTLE] of Plymouth, Amos [HITTLE] of Turner, Mich., and Caleb [HITTLE] of Muskegon, Mich., and also one sister, Mrs. Lucinda HUTCHINSON, of Three Oaks, Michigan.
After the death of his first wife he married Mrs. Mary Ann YOUNG, who died four years ago.
He was a member of the Advent church, and lived in Marshall Co. nearly all his life. After the death of his wife he lived with his children, and died at the home of his son, William. The funeral
was conducted Friday at Lapaz by Rev. Willis LOGAN and interment was made in a nearby cemetery.
Friday, June 23, 1916 to Tuesday, June 27, 1916
Wednesday, June 28, 1916
Laura HAND, 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah HAND, died Monday evening after a six months illness. Her case was very complicated, at last terminating in dropsy and heart trouble. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Thursday, June 29, 1916
Friday, June 30, 1916
Samuel STAHL, 84, the only Fulton county veteran of both the Mexican and
Civil wars, died Thursday afternoon at four o'clock in his home at Leiters Ford
as the result of a stroke of paralysis. His wife, age 88, whom he married 65
years ago, is living.
Mr. and Mrs. Stahl were the oldest couple in the county and for years lived alone in their home just north of the Erie tracks in Leiters. Even in their declining years, they took care of their own affairs, their daughter, Mrs. Cathern CAPRON of Rochester, visiting them occasionally. Mr. Stahl was said to be the oldest man in the county.
Funeral arrangements later.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: Samuel STAHL, Co K 30th Ohio Vol, 1821-1916; Mary STAHL, 1828-1918]
Cutting weeds in the hot sun for a half day and ending his work with three
glasses of cold buttermilk is thought to have caused the death of Theron L.
BARBER, 58, who died Friday morning at his home north of the Erie railway
Mr. Barber had been employed for the past three months by Frank BARCAS and Thursday morning was engaged in cutting weeds. In his home at noon he became very ill, complainig of pains in the stomach and despite the aid of several physicians, passed away early Friday.
Mr. Barber moved to Rochester last fall from near Athens where he had lived on a farm for three years, moving from Kosciusko county. He was born in that county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milo BARBER, both dead. On April 3rd, 1880, Mr. Barber was married and is the father of the following children, all living: Mrs. Effie HARPER, Oscar [BARBER], David [BARBER] and Ida BARBER of Mishawaka, Mrs. Alma SOMMERS of North Grove, Mrs. Eva BRYANT of Athens, Zella BARBER at home, and Mrs. Goldie PEARSON of Akron. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Calvin [BARBER] and Myron [BARBER] of Nebraska, Milo [BARBER] of Oklahoma, Edwin [BARBER] of Logansport and Mrs. Sophrona REED of Plymouth. The widow also survives.
Mr. Barber was a member of the Moose lodge. Funeral probably will be at the home, Mrs.
Emma ISENBERG, an ordained minister of the Church of God, presiding. She lives in Ft.Wayne but has preached at Akron.
Saturday, July 1, 1916
The funeral of the late T. L. BARBER will be held at the Saints church in Akron Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Local Moose plan to attend.
The funeral of the late Samuel STAHL will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home in Leiters. Rev. O. C. CHANDLER of Rochester will have charge.
Monday, July 3, 1916
Macy, Ind., July 3 -- Following an operation, Dr. J. B. PETERS of this town
died Sunday evening at six o'clock at his home here. He was nearly 70 years old.
Dr. Peters was well known in this county, where he practiced medicine for years.
He was a brother of Willis [PETERS] and Jack PETERS, formerly of Rochester.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the house.
Harrison WALKER, 78, who formerly lived in this city, died Sunday evening at his home in Culver. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral at the M.E. church at Richland Center, 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, July 4, 1916
[no paper - holiday]
Wednesday, July 5, 1916
Mrs. Bertha WILSON, 27, wife of Harry L. WILSON, who works for the R.E.L.H.
& P. Co., died suddenly Tuesday morning at the home on west Fifth st., a
victim of heart trouble. She became a mother June 20th, giving birth to a
daughter. Her death was very sudden, dying within a few minutes after the family
became aware of her condition.
Mrs. Wilson was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac BURNS, of near Grass Creek. On September 6, 1908 she married Harry L. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson leaves the following brothers and sisters, besides the parents: James BURNS of Rochester and Arthur [BURNS], Ernest [BURNS], Donald [BURNS] and Minnie [BURNS] at home. Funeral Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the house. Burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Dr. Aaron L. BOWMAN, 40, died at his home in Talma Wednesday morning, after a
year's illness, a victim of cancer of the brain. He leaves a wife, Lily
[BOWMAN], two children, Emery [BOWMAN] and Eldora May [BOWMAN], and a brother,
Albert [BOWMAN], all of Talma. Two brothers are dead. Dr. Bowman was born in
Fulton county June 19th, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BOWMAN, both
deceased. He had long practiced at Talma and was well known in this
neighborhood. Illness forced him to stop working during the past year. Funeral
at Talma, at a time not fixed.
Before Dr. J. B. PETERS, of Macy, died Sunday evening, he told the physicians
attending him that he assumed all responsibility for the operation.
He had been ill for a week and on Saturday evening told his son, Dr. Robert PETERS, that he was suffering with a ruptured appendix and must undergo an operation at once. All of the physicians of the Northern Miami County Medical association, including Dr. GRISWOLD of Peru, assisted. Dr. Peters had many friends in Macy and Miami county and was an active member of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges. He leaves a wife and one son.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Dr. John B. PETERS, 1851-1916; Mary A. PETERS, 1866-1922]
Thursday, July 6, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. Harry WILSON was held at the home at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER, assisting her former pastor. Burial at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Isabelle YOUNG, 72, widow of Marion YOUNG, died suddenly Thursday morning at 11:30 at the home of her son, John YOUNG, on south Madison street. Mrs. Young was sitting on the porch at 11 o'clock and a few minutes later was stricken with an attack of heart trouble which caused her death in a few minutes. Mrs. Young was the mother of Mrs. Sampson CLAYTON and Mrs. Marion PORTER of ths city. Funeral arrangements later.
The funeral of Dr. Aaron BOWMAN will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the church in Talma, burial at the Reichter cemetery.
Stephen BARNETT, an old soldier who has made his home in Macy the last couple of years, died at the Dukes hospital in Peru, Sunday morning. The funeral was preached by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, Tuesday at two o'clock p.m. Interment in Five Corners cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
In the death of Dr. [John B.] PETERS, Macy has lost a highly esteemed citizen and beloved friend to all, who was ever ready to help those in distress, and his sympathetic and kindly nature was manifested in his many charitable acts. The Masonic and Eastern Star orders have lost an earnest worker and one who was always faithful in attendance. He was also a member in good standing in the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges. Besides his relatives, he leaves many friends who mourn his departure. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were physicians. His own son, Robert [PETERS], followed in the wake of his father, and is also a M.D. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Albert BEST of Midland, Mich., who was called here by the death of his father, the late Wm. BEST of near Leiters, returned to his home today.
Friday, July 7, 1916
The finding of the physicians, who performed an autopsy on the late Dr. Aaron
BOWMAN of Talma Thursday evening, was a tumor on the right frontal lobe of the
brain. Those who were there and assisted were Drs. TAYLOR, SHAFER, HOFFMAN,
BROWN, WAITE and CLYMER, of
Rochester, RINGLE, of Tippecanoe, CLUTTER, YOCUM and HEFFLEY of Mentone and FISH of Talma. Dr. Bowman was a member of the Fulton County Medical Society which body will act as pall bearers at the funeral.
The funeral of Mrs. Isabelle YOUNG, who died Thursday at her home on south
Madison street, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the house,
Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge. Burial at the Mt. Zion
Mrs. Young was born in Fulton county in 1844, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PENCE. In 1864 she was married to Marion YOUNG, by whom she was the mother of 10 children, eight of whom are living: Mrs. Sampson CLAYTON, Mrs. Marion PORTER and John YOUNG of Rochester, Mrs. Perry MOON, Mrs. Otto E. RICHARDSON and Frank YOUNG of Logansport, Mrs. Otto BAKER of Salem, Ore., and Charles YOUNG of Perry, Ia. She also leaves one brother and several grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Theron L. BARBER, was born in Kosciusko county, Ind., Dec 11, 1858, and had spent all of his life near Akron with the exception of the past year, when he moved to this city, where on June 30, 1916, he died at the age of 57 years, six months and 19 days. He was united in marriage with Anna M. HARROLD, April 3, 1881, and to this union were born nine children, eight of whom are living. He leaves to mourn their loss the wife and their children, Mrs. Lawson HARPER and Oscar BARBER, of Mishaaka, Ind., Mrs. Clifford PEARSON and Mrs. Glen BRYANT of Akron, Mrs. Chas. SUMMERS of North Grove, David [BARBER] Zella [BARBER] and Addie [BARBER] at home. He also leaves four brothers, Myron [BARBER], Milo [BARBER], Calvin [BARBER] and Edwin [BARBER] and one sister, Sophrona [BARBER], seven grandchildren and a number of friends and relatives.
Rachel Elizabeth HOLLOWAY was born at Mentone, Ind., Sept. 12, 1870, and died at her home in Leiters Ford, Ind., July 1, 1916, aged 46 years, seven months and 19 days. In 1881 she, with her parents, moved to Michigan, where they lived 'till 1889, when they moved to Tennessee, where she was united in marriage with David SUMMERS in 1894. She united with the Methodist church and the same year they moved to Indiana. To the union were born seven children, five of whom preceded their mother in death. She leaves two sons, Alvin [SUMMERS] and Ernest [SUMMERS], a kind and devoted husband, one grandson, Daniel Edward [SUMMERS], and four sisters, Sarah PETERSON of Rochester being one of them. Mrs. Summers was a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor, respected and loved by all who knew her. Funeral was held in the M.E. church at Leiters Ford, conducted by Rev. D. E. MARZ. Interment in the Moon cemetery.
People of this community were sorry to hear of the death of Harrison WALKER, of Culver, who passed away at his home on last Sunday morning after a long illness. Mr. Walker and family lived near here for several years. Funeral was held at this place on Tuesday a.m., burial was also made here. - - - RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
Mr. Samuel STAHL passed away at his home in Leiters Ford Thursday evening as
result of paralysis. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Mrs. David SUMMERS died Saturday evening at her home in Leiters. Funeral Tuesday at Sharon church. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Saturday, July 8, 1916
Mrs. Catherine MOORE, 72, who was a daughter of Samuel BICKLE formerly of near Beaver Dam, died last Saturday at her home in Wayne county, O.
The will of Samuel STAHL of Leiters was filed here Saturday. He left all of his property, with the exception of $2,000, to his wife. At her death, the property, which consists of several hundred acres of land, is to be divided equally among the children, Mrs. Cathern CAPRON of Rochester and Rachel A. LUCAS, B. F. STAHL and Nancy J. SALES. Jacob H. KREAMER is named as executor. The $2,000 to be divided at once among the children.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Isabell YOUNG took place Saturday afternoon at the house on east 13th st., Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Burial at Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret MONTGOMERY, 84, mother of Frank [MONTGOMERY], Orbra F.
[MONTGOMERY] and Lee MONTGOMERY, died at the home of the latter just west of
Rochester at 10:40 Friday evening of burns sustained at 5:30 when her clothes
caught fire, as she was kindling a fire while alone in the house. She was a
member of one of the county's most prominent families.
The exact manner in which the fatal accident took place is not known by the family, but on account of Mrs. Montgomery's aversion to the use of kerosene in building fires, it is thot that she employed a lighted paper, from which her clothing was fired. Her presence of mind in running to an adjoining pump house and jumping into a tub of water there, where she was found later by her granddaughter, Freda, who had been in the barn, is not understood, as she either did not call or was not heard by anybody in the premises. Upon discovering her grandmother, Freda called for Lee, who was also at the barn and together they assisted her to a bed and called Rochester physicians. The aged lady retained consciousness until about an hour before her death, when she became delirious.
Mrs. Montgomery's entire body, with the exception of the instep of one foot, and around one eye, was badly burned, the only part of her clothing left being that around her waist, the rest being swept up in a dust pan after the accident.
She had been afraid of fire since the death several years ago of her granddaughter, Mrs. Edward MURPHY, who was burned while building a bon fire of leaves. One of the old lady's peculiarities was to tell the family of the dangers of fire.
Immediately following the accident, Lee summoned the members of the family, practically all of whom arrived before Mrs. Montgomery passed away.
Margaret WILSON MONTGOMERY was born in Henry county, Ind., November 14, 1831, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WILSON. She was married to Theodore MONTGOMERY, now deceased, in 1848. To this union were born five children, Commodore [MONTGOMERY] and Clara [MONTGOMERY], having preceded her in death. Those living are Orbra F. Montgomery, Frank and Lee, all well known. In 1852 with her eldest son, she and her husband made an overland trip to the California gold fields, where they remained for two years. Returning to this county, they purchased the Montgomery farm west of Rochester where she had since made her home. Mrs. Montgomery was a pioneer woman of this county and very well known. A sister, Mrs. Nancy NANEE of Brazil, survives. Mrs. Emma SHIELDS, deceased, was also a sister.
Funeral at the house Sunday afternoon. Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Monday, July 10, 1916
William ROBBINS, 85, the last of a family of 11 children and the father of
Sardis [ROBBINS] and Bert ROBBINS, completed a long life Saturday afternoon at
five o'clock, when he died of a combination of paralysis and old age, in his
apartment south of the public square.
Mr. Robbins, during his life, was but little troubled with sickness until in recent years. The illness that resulted fatally was of short duration, altho he had been confined to his rooms for several weeks. The widow and the two sons are the only surviving near relatives.
Deceased came of a pioneer Indiana family, having been born to Jacob and Mary ROBBINS in Jennings county, Indiana, Jan 21, 1831. His parents and his 10 brothers and sisters had all passed away before him, among them being Joe ROBBINS, father of the late G. B. W. ROBBINS, who lived near the city 20 years ago. The family of the deceased moved several times, the home being on lake Maxinkuckee for years, and in Fulton and Marshall counties during the war time. In 1881 he moved with his family to Fulton county, where he since resided. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist church.
Funeral at Athens U.B. church at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating.
Christian GRASS, oldest son of Jacob and Mary OVERLANDER GRASS, was born in
Stark county, O., May 27, 1847, and died at his home near Talma, Ind., July 7,
1916, aged 69 years, one month and 10 days.
Both parents came from Germany at an early age. When he was 10 years old, the parents of Mr. Grass moved to Marshall county, Ind., where he grew to manhood. On Aug 16, 1874, he married Mary SNYDER, who died in 1880. Three children were born from this marriage, Charles [GRASS] and Lydia A. [GRASS], died in childhood and one daughter, Mary Ellen [GRASS], who grew to womanhood, was united in marriage with Granville HORN. She died in 1904 leaving two children.
In 1883, Mr. Grass married Esther E. CLINE who survives him. He leaves from his second marriage five sons, Jacob [GRASS], Fred [GRASS], Joseph [GRASS], William [GRASS] and Russel [GRASS], and three daughters, Mrs. Rosa WIDNER, Eva [GRASS] and ZOE [GRASS]. Two other children, Earl [GRASS], 12, and Bertha [GRASS], 14 months, preceded their father in death. Deceased leaves one brother, Joseph [GRASS], and four sisters, Mrs. Hiram HORN, Mrs. Kate MULLEN of Akron, Ind., Mrs. Frances BOYLAN and Mrs. Able EAGLEBARGER of Bourbon, Ind. He also leaves four grandchildren, Zedna [HORN] and Mabel HORN, Emery [GRASS] and Wilma GRASS. In 1903, he moved to Fulton county where he resided with his father until his death. In the same year he united with the Christian church at Talma. He joined the I.O.O.F. lodge in Talma in 1914.
Funeral services Sunday, July 9th, at Talma Christian church, Rev. A. M. THOMAS officiating. Burial at Mentone cemetery.
Atty and Mrs. Martin IVEY will Tuesday go to Indianapolis to attend the
funeral of his step-mother.
Tuesday, July 11, 1916
After a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah I. STERNER, 76, passed away at the
home of her son, Frank STERNER, 121 west Eighth st., Rochester, Ind., July 10th,
She was born in Fremont, Ohio, March 10th, 1840, and there grew to womanhood. On Sept 24th, 1864, she was united in marriage to Morgan STERNER who died in 1904. They moved to Bristol, Ind., and later made their home in Elkhart, Ind. To this union four children were born, Oriele [STERNER], now Mrs. Chas. SILVERS of Elkhart, Frank M. STERNER of this city, Louis [STERNER] of Boise, Idaho, and Charles [STERNER], deceased.
A brief private service will be held at the home Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, after which interment will be made at Elkhart.
Samuel STAHL was born in Stark county, O., April 25, 1822, and died June 29,
1916, aged 94 years, two months and four days. In 1846 he enlisted for the
In 1850 he married Miss Mary RUFFNER. Five children were born, Mrs. Rachel LUCAS, Mrs. Cathern CAMRON, Mrs. Nancy SALES, B. F. STAHL and Eli F. [STAHL], who died 51 years ago. Besides the wife and children, he leaves 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Stahl united with the Christian church in 1868 and they attended regularly until his hearing became poor and she could not walk.
Dr. Aaron BOWMAN was born at Talma, Ind., June 16, 1876, the son of Henry and
Bridget BOWMAN. His mother was born in Ireland while his father was a native of
Pennsylvania. After the death of his mother, when he was five years old, Aaron
Bowman lived with his father and then worked out with different farmers.
He graduated from the grades and high school, taught school, went to college at Rochester and later at Valparaiso, Bloomington and Terre Haute, covering a period of 15 years. In 1902 he entered the Illinois medical college at Chicago, graduating in 1907. He then located at Talma, following his profession with marked success until his death.
In 1907 he married Lilly Edith ROGERS to which union were born three children, two of whom are living, Emery [BOWMAN] and Eldora [BOWMAN]. One daughter, Juanita [BOWMAN], is dead. He leaves two brothers, John [BOWMAN] and Albert H. [BOWMAN].
In February 1894, he united with the Talma Christian church. Dr. Bowman was one of the most highly respected men in his community and all of his dealings were marked with charity and good will.
Wednesday, July 12, 1916
After an illness lasting five years as the result of senility, Mrs. Harriet
Bell ROSS, 81, died Wednesday morning at three o'clock at the home of her son,
Omer ROSS, on north Jefferson street. Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock at
the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge.
Mrs. Ross had been in failing health for years. She did not suffer from disease, but slowly failed as the result of weakness due to old age.
Mrs. Ross [Harriet Bell JONES] was born in Crawford county, Ohio, August 2, 1834, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyra JONES. In the forties, she moved with her parents to Marshall county where they purchased a farm. On May 28, 1852, she married Jonathan ROSS and they located in Rochester where he followed his trade of a cabinet maker. He died Apr 25, 1882. They
were the parents of four sons and two daughters, Orven D. [ROSS], Rochester,
Mrs. L. W. HATFIELD of Talma, Rola M. [ROSS], deceased, Eddie L. [ROSS],
deceased, Mrs. Clara E. BORGARDUS of Elwood and Omer T. [ROSS], Rochester. Mrs.
Ross was a member of the Methodist church.
She was one of 10 children and leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary CLINE of near Argos, Mrs. Charles IZZARD of Rochester, Daniel JONES of Rochester, Jordan JONES of Culver and P. O. JONES of Plymouth.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton SMILEY and children were called to Milford, Ill., today to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Belle BARTAMUS of Robinson, Ill.
Thursday, July 13, 1916
The body of Gus CORNELIUS, a former merchant of Rochester who died in
Indianapolis Wednesday evening, will be brought here Saturday where the funeral
services will be held at the Episcopal church at 2:00 o'clock p.m.
A wife and several children survive the deceased, who formerly resided on north Madison street, and at one time occupied the brick home at the rear of the gas plant. Cornelius was well known here, where he often visited. He built Harmony hall at the corner of Main and 6th sts.
Mrs. PUGH of Beardstown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ransom DENNY of Bay (Lake Bruce), died Saturday giving birth to a child. The child will live. Mrs. Pugh was buried Monday. Her brother John DENNY of this place attended the funeral. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Friday, July 14, 1916
A. D. CORNELIUS, 74, whose funeral takes place here Saturday, was born in
Dorum, Hanover, Germany, on September 14, 1841. In 1867 he came to America on a
bark which was out 63 days, arriving at New York the same day the first message
was sent by cable from the United States to Queen Victoria.
He came west to Rochester, and was a merchant here until 1894, when he received an appointment in the United States pension office in Indianapolis. He served in the pension office several years and had lived in Indianapolis since. His health had been failing several years.
His widow and six children, Mrs. Paul H. KRAMP, of St. Louis; Miss Minnie CORNELIUS, George H. [CORNELIUS], H. D. [CORNELIUS], Arnold A. [CORNELIUS] and F. William CORNELIUS, all of Indianapolis, survive.
Alvin BRYANT, 60, father of Roy BRYANT, a Beyer Bros employee of this city, dropped dead at his home in Argos Thursday morning at nine o'clock.
Word has been received by Rochester relatives of the death of Mrs. David
FISHER, of Columbia City. She was the mother of Jacob CRIM of Columbia City and
the late Frank CRIM.
Word was received here Friday of the suicide early Thursday of George
Washington RIDDLE, 53, brother of A. J. RIDDLE of near Tiosa, the act believed
due to despondency following a long illness. The tragedy took place at the farm
home west of Plymouth.
Riddle was the father of 10 children, four of whom were at home with the brother, when they heard the report of a gun about six o'clock and rushed into a bedroom to find that the head of the family had discharged a shotgun directly into his heart, dying almost instantly.
Riddle leaves five married daughters and one married son, besides two brothers, A. J. [RIDDLE] of near Tiosa, and Samuel [RIDDLE] of Plymouth. Funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, in the house. A. J. Riddle recently lost a son thru illness, the hand of death thus entering the family twice in a short period.
It develops that the death of Gerald [HARMAN], two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl HARMAN, which was caused by his drinking gasoline, took place seven miles south of Akron. Dr. FERRY was called, but in vain. A twin brother survive.
Saturday, July 15, 1916
Thomas JAMISON of this city received word early Saturday of the sudden death of his only brother, Daniel JAMISON, 74, at Greenfield, Ind., east of Indianapolis, where he resided. The brother here was not aware that the deceased was ill and the news came as a shock to him. A family consisting of a wife and two daughters survive. Mr. Jamison left Saturday afternoon for Greenfield, to attend the funeral.
Monday, July 17, 1916
Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Mrs. J. W. HEFFLEY, 54, at
her home in Mentone. Mrs. Heffley had been an invalid for several years. The
funeral arrangements have not been made yet, but it is probable that the burial
will be in Rochester. Mrs. Heffley was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Wm. P. ROSS, Mrs.
J. W. SMITH, Mrs. E. C. MERCER and Mrs Wm. COOPER.
Besides her husband, the well known doctor, deceased leaves three children, Samuel [HEFFLEY] of California, Mrs. John ABBOTT of Michigan City and Donald C. [HEFFLEY] of Mentone.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: Dr. John W. HEFFLEY, Mar 30, 1855 - Aug 2, 1927; Hannah GREGORY HEFFLEY, his wife, Mar 28, 1856 - July 17, 1916]
Mel HAY Monday morning attended the funeral of his uncle, William HAY, held
at Mt. Olive. Mr. Hay was an ex-trustee of Aubbeenaubbee township. He died at
Columbia City where he had been living with his daughter.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: William M. HAY, 1845-1916; Elizabeth HAY, his wife, 1848-1908]
William HANSCHEW, 35, a farmer of the Royal Center neighborhood, Sunday
afternoon at 4:30 o'clock jumped into the waters of Lake Bruce, 16 miles west of
here, for a swim, and drowned before aid could reach him. At nightfall, the
body, which went down in eight or 10 feet of water, had not been found and the
search was continued by lamp light.
Hanschew was at the lake to spend the day with his family and friends and
with two other men rowed out into the lake to swim. He jumped into the water and
did not come up. His companions, alarmed, summoned aid, but the body could not
be located. A widow and five children survive. Pat McMAHAN of this city, was at
the lake and assisted in the search.
At three o'clock Monday afternoon the body had not yet been found, despite strict search. Men worked until past midnight and then began again early in the morning. Dynamite was used in the afternoon and divers were to work, if this failed, altho it was considered doubtful whether they could succeed on account of the weeds and sunken logs. The victim was a brother of Rev. Ralph HANSCHEW of the Bruce Lake Evangelical church, and was his guest for the day.
Mrs. E. C. MERCER and Mrs. John W. SMITH motored to Mentone this afternoon, called there by the death of Mrs. J. W. HEFFLEY.
Tuesday, July 18, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. HEFFLEY will take place at the home in Mentone Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment here in I.O.O.F. cemetery at noon. Among those who will attend the funeral from Rochester are Mr. and Mrs. W. ROSS, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin MERCER, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SMITH and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. COOPER.
The funeral of Mrs. Emma WALTERS, 58, wife of William WALTERS, who died
Saturday night at the Woodlawn hospital after suffering an operation for an
abscess of the gall bladder, was held Monday afternoon at the U.B. church in
Fulton. Mrs. Walters leaves a husband and three daughters. She was a sister of
Lewis [CATON] and Charles CATON of near Fulton. She was taken to the hospital
Saturday morning and the operation performed in the afternoon, but it came too
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: William J. WALTERS, Co I 46 Ind Vol, 1844-1931; Emma J. WALTERS, 1857-1916]
The body of William HANSCHEW who drowned in Bruce Lake Sunday afternoon, was
found Tuesday morning about 4:30 o'clock after 40 pounds of dynamite had been
exploded.The corpse was seen floating in the northern part of the lake, in water
10 feet deep by Walter ROSS of near Royal Center.
Altho the body had been in water for over 36 hours, it was nearly in a natural condition. No marks were found, which proves that Hanschew drowned as the result of heart failure. He had been subject to sun strokes and this summer fell over several times during the extremely hot weather. He had been told by a physician that he was suffering with high blood pressure. Mr. Hanschew carried $1,000 life insurance and owned a small farm.
Wednesday, July 19, 1916
John V. INKS, a business man of Ober, Ind., was a victim of sunstroke
Tuesday. He was found dead in his buggy under the shade of a tree.
Mrs. Eva McCLUNG DAVIS, 34, wife of Charles A. DAVIS, superintendent of the
Rochester Electric Light, Heat and Power Co., died Wednesday morning at 8:30 at
the home on south Madison street, a victim of tabes dorsalis, a disease of the
spine. Mrs. Davis had been ill for more than a year, and despite the aid of
numerous physicians, slowly became worse. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James McCLUNG, both dead, and leaves one brother, Carl H. McCLUNG of Greenville,
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of O. A. DAVIS on south Main street, Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge. Burial at Mt. Zion cemetery.
While visiting at the home of his sister, Mrs. John A. DIXON of near Mt. Zion, Frank R. SARTOR, 54, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday morning a victim of tuberculosis. The body will be taken home Thursday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Sartor and two daughters came to the Dixon home four weeks ago for a visit and while there he became very ill. Mr. Sartor was a boiler maker and lived in Indianapolis at 28 Miley ave.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph KLINE and her sister, Miss WARNER of Culver, drove to Plymouth to attend the funeral of G. W. RIDDLE, Saturday. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
The funeral of Alvin BRYANT Sunday was attended by many from this place. - - - PRILL NEIGHBORHOOD.
Creighton HISEY received word Wednesday of the death of his brother, Henry HISEY, of Kansas. Mr. Hisey is an old acquaintance of this place. He made a visit in this community and returned to Kansas the first of June, 1916. He was in ordinary health when he started to his home. Mr. Hisey was past 64 years of age. He leaves a brother, Creighton, and two daughters, Charlotte [HISEY] of Kansas and Maime [HISEY] of Colorado. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Thursday, July 20, 1916
Mrs. Margaret STEFFEY, widow of Henry STEFFEY, died Wednesday afternoon at
the home of her son, Omer STEFFEY, on south Pontiac street, on her 65th
birthday. She had been ill about a week as the result of liver and stomach
Funeral Friday afternoon at the Mt. Zion church, procession leaving the house at 1:30, Rev. E. H. KENNEDY of Macy in charge.
Mrs. Steffey was born in this county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis BURNS. Her husband, Henry Steffey, was a stone mason by trade and died two years ago last December. She leaves one son and two sisters.
Eva Gem McCLUNG DAVIS, daughter of the late James A. and Margaret W. McCLUNG,
was born May 11, 1882, on the home place, north of Mt. Zion, this county; passed
to the higher life in this city, July 19, 1916, aged 34 years, two months and
During her early girlhood the deceased graduated from the Mt. Zion school, after which she took up the study of music at Rochester College, becoming quite proficient in that accomplishment and was successful in teaching music for several years.
After the demise of her mother she moved to Rochester with her father and remained a resident of this city until the hour of dissolution.
On Dec. 1, 1907, Eva Gem McCLUNG and Charles A. DAVIS, both of Rochester,
were united in marriage, presaging the establishment of a happy home and long
marital journey. Mrs.Davis was not physically robust and her gradual decline
during the last year or two of life was a source of deep concern and regret to
relatives and friends. Her surviving huusband was loyally attentive and all that
could be was done to save her life.
Early in life she joined the Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion and after coming to Rochester took up her membership in the First Presbyterian church here, ever living the life leading unto light and faithfully serving in the vineyard of the church to the end of her days. She was also a member of Evergreen Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, but retired therefrom because of failing strength.
One brother, Carl H. McCLUNG, Greenville, Ohio, survives her, sharing in the grief of her companion.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. DAVIS, south Main street, 10:00 o'clock Friday morning. Interment at Mt. Zion.
Friday, July 21, 1916
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. W. HEFFLEY took place at the home in Mentone Friday at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Chas. A. DAVIS was held at the home of O. A. DAVIS Friday at 10:00 a.m., Rev. S. A. STEWART in charge. Burial at Mt. Zion cemetery.
Saturday, July 22, 1916
Friday morning Mayor Wm. BRINKMAN had a letter from his father, J. F.
BRINKMAN, 69, of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Saturday morning he had a telegram from his mother, announcing the death of his father, which occurred Friday night following a heart attack. The elder Brinkman had been ill since February, when he took an over-dose of patent medicine, heart trouble resulting.
The Mayor was called to his father's bedside at that time, but came home when the sick man rallied. Since then, he had been up and around the house, so the fatal illness is believed to have been sudden, altho not altogether unexpected.
J. B. Brinkman was born in Germany in 1847 and came to this country when about 10 years of age, locating at Seymour, Ind., six months later removing to Cincinnati, where he learned the tailoring trade and had since resided. Besides the widow, he leaves six sons and two daughters, one of the former, Harry [BRINKMAN], having lived here with his brother, the Mayor, for three years.
Funeral arrangements were not known, but Mr. Brinkman expected to leave for Cincinnati Saturday evening.
Warren McMANAWAY, 63, a farmer residing in the vicinity of Royal Center, died Friday night, 24 hours after he had sustained injuries while engaged in putting hay in the mow.
Oscar Swan PETERSON, son of Oliver and Anna PETERSON, was born in Sweden, Dec
11, 1847, died at his home in Union township, Fulton county, July 18, 1916, aged
68 years, seven months and seven days.
He was preceded to the spirit world by six brothers and sisters, those living
being Sophia CARLSON, Teegarden Ind., John PETERSON, Chicago, Ill., Frank
PETERSON, Salt Lake City, Utah, Gilbert PETERSON, LaPorte, Ind.
In 1868 he came to America and lived in Michigan and Indiana until 1877, when he went to Tennessee, where he was united in marriage to Sarah Louisa HOLLOWAY in 1890 and then returned to Indiana in 1894. To this union were born nine children, eight of whom are living: Guy [PETERSON] of South Bend and Earl [PETERSON], Emma [PETERSON], Laura [PETERSON], Esther [PETERSON], John [PETERSON], Oscar [PETERSON] and Mary [PETERSON] at home. In 1875 he united with the Methodist church and transferred his membership to the Evangelical church in 1908, remaining in this church until life's close.
Funeral services were held at Sharon M.E. church conducted by Rev. D. E. MARTZ of Leiters.
Monday, July 24, 1916
Miss Jennie Hilton ROBBINS, 46, died Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Cornelia ROBBINS, cor. Jefferson and 7th sts, a victim of neuritis.
Miss Robbins had suffered for less than 18 months, taking treatments of specialists for her disease, but to no avail. Funeral at the house Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Jennie Hilton Robbins was born August 20th, 1869, the daughter of Dr. Albert H. deceased, and Cornelia ROBBINS. She leaves besides her mother, two brothers, Alfred H. ROBBINS of Rochester, and Fred E. ROBBINS of Detroit and a half-sister, Mrs. John R. BARR of Rochester.
Miss Robbins was one of Rochester's best known women, having been active for many years in the social and intellectual life of the city. She was a graduate of Oxford college at Oxford O., and was long one of the leading members of the Woman's club, an organization which she founded. She also launched the local Equal Franchise league, was a prominent member of the Methodist church, being especially interested in missionary and charity work. Even during her recent illness, while taking treatment at Battle Creek, she continued a study of scientific farming, a practice which she had instituted on her farm west of the city, with marked success. All in all, she was one of the city's most remarkable women.
After an illness of two years, Mrs. Hester STEEN, wife of John STEEN, died
Saturday afternoon at five o'clock at the home in East Rochester, a victim of a
cancer and tumor. She was taken to the Woodlawn hospital several weeks ago where
the physicians discovered that an operation would be useless. The funeral was
held Monday afternoon at the house, Rev. F. Z. BURKETT in charge. Burial at the
Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Steen was born in Columbus, Ohio, 58 years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin KISSELL, both dead. In January, 1877, she married John STEEN. To this union six children were born, five of whom are living: Mrs. Edgar SHEETS, Mrs. William TRICKLE, Mrs. Ike EMMONS, Clyde STEEN and Mrs. Adolph PARKER. George STEEN, a son, died several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Steen moved to Rochester 22 years ago from Columbus, Ohio. She was a member of the Christian church. Mrs. Steen leaves two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Lydia AULT of Michigan and Mrs. Malissa PIERCE of Columbus, Ohio, and Sol KISSELL of Lima, Ohio.
Word was received here Sunday by Dr. C. J. LORING, from Mrs. Loring, of the death in Chicago of her sister, Mrs. John MANWARING, 49, who had been ill for some time with secondary cancer. Besides the husband, there survive one daughter, Miss Newell [MANWARING], 21, and three sisters, Mrs Emma WEIMER of Milford, Mrs. Belle KINSELL of Atwood and Mrs. LORING. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob THOMPSON and had lived in Chicago for 18 years. Funeral at Mentone Tuesday or Wednesday.
Word has been received by Rochester relatives of the death Saturday of Ignace MERGEY of Wabash. Among those who attended the funeral Monday were Mrs. Nancy MEYER and daughters, Misses Rose [MEYER] and Caroline [MEYER]
Tuesday, July 25, 1916
Dr. John RICHARDS, 69, died at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Fulton, a
victim of heart failure, following a period of illness of but a week's duration.
He leaves besides his wife, Mrs. Eunice RICHARDS, five children: Mrs. Leona ROUCH, Mrs. Arthur MARTIN, Mrs. Austin HOLMES, Mrs. Calvin REED, and Miss Marie RICHARDS of Fulton and three brothers and three sisters, Mrs. Jake SMITH, Mrs. James JACK, Mrs. Marjorie LONG and James [RICHARDS], Joseph [RICHARDS] and William RICHARDS of Wabash. Dr. John Richards was born in Wabash county Sept. 26, 1846, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph RICHARDS. Funeral at the U.B. church at Fulton,Thursday at 10 o'clock a.m. Burial at the Fulton cemetery.
Congressman BARNHART received word late Monday of the death of Mrs. Opp
IRELAND, wife of the well known druggist at Mexico, who has been ill for some
time with cancer of the stomach. He plans to attend the funeral Wednesday
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Greenlawn Cemetery, Jefferson Twp.: Theophilus H. IRELAND, July 13, 1856 - Oct 18, 1923; Alice O. IRELAND, wife of T. H., Feb 15, 1883 - July 24, 1916]
Word has been received by local friends that Romine McALISTER, who was formerly the telephone operator at Germany, drowned at Charleston, W. Va., last week.
Wednesday, July 26, 1916
Last Thursday evening at his home several miles southwest of here, occurred the death of Samuel STADDON. Mr. Staddon was ill less than a week. His ailment was gall stones. Mr. Staddon was born in England. His wife and six children survive him. He was the father of Mrs. L. E. SEELEY formerly of this place but now of Woodhall, Ill. Interment was made in the Monterey cemetery. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Thursday, July 27, 1916
Friday, July 28, 1916
A. T. BITTERS received a telegram Thursday evening announcing the death of his oldest nephew, John N. BITTERS, 75, in Sagniaw, Mich. He had been sick for some time and leaves a wife and several children. Mr. Bitters visited here often. He was but six months younger than his uncle A. T. Bitters.
Mr. and Mrs. William TRICKLE will return to Indianapolis this evening after being called here to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. John STEEN.
Saturday, July 29, 1916
Monday, July 31, 1916
Mrs. Martha MAXWELL, 76, mother of Mrs. R. C. STEPHENSON, formerly of
Rochester, passed away suddenly at 3:40 o'clock Saturday morning at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson, in South Bend. Friday evening she enjoyed
an automobile ride for two hours. At 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning she awakened
with a violent coughing spell, and in 10 minutes she died of hemorrhage.
Mrs. Maxwell was born in Mount Vernon, O., in 1840. Her home was in Upper Sandusky, O., where the funeral was held.
Tuesday, August 1, 1916
Neal WOODCOX, who has been employed for the last two weeks in helping to tear down the old M.E. church was instantly killed at 5:45 this evening when a brick wall fell on him. The bricks came down without warning.
Wednesday, August 2, 1916
Caught in a cave-in while helping to excavate for the basement of the new
Methodist church, Neal WOODCOX, 38, suffered injuries Tuesday afternoon at 5:45,
from which he died a few minutes later. He leaves a wife.
The accident occurred as the men were loading the last wagon and within 10 minutes, everyone would have been out of the pit. Woodcox was standing within four feet of a dirt wall six feet tall which was crowned with a wall four feet high, made of niggerheads, composing the north wall of the old church building. Near Woodcox, Stephen ICE was working while J. W. SHUCK was standing at the rear of the wagon. Shuck saw the wall begin to lean and yelled. Woodcox tried to escape, yelling as he made an effort to get away but the team of mules were standing too close and the several tons of big stone crushed him to the ground. Stone hit the near mule, which in a panic, kicked Woodcox in the head.
With the help of a dozen men,Woodcox was freed in a few minutes and removed to the lawn near the sidewalk where he died after taking a few breaths. Death was caused from internal injuries, the big stones crushing him about the stomach and chest. A physician's examination disclosed that the left hip was broken, the trunk crushed and a scalp wound inflicted on the head by the kick of the mule. The body was removed to a local morgue.
The men employed in tearing down the building and in excavating the basement will not return to work until after the funeral of their fellow employee.
Gideon MAHLER, 72, died at his home near Delong Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. as the
result of leakage of the heart. Mr. Mahler leaves his wife, Martha [MAHLER] and
8 children: Frank [MAHLER], Melvin [MAHLER], John [MAHLER], Joseph [MAHLER],
Esta [MAHLER] and Mrs. Netta MONESMITH of this county, Mrs. PIPER of Marshall
county and Mrs. Catherine DITMIRE of South Bend. Two children are dead.
Mr. Mahler was one of the pioneers of Fulton county and thru his thrift had attained a large amount of farm land. He recently celebrated his golden wedding. Evidently knowing that his end was near he came to Rochester a short time ago and, thru his attorneys, deeded 800 acres of land to his children.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., Aug 2 -- Mrs. Wesley WELLER, 35, died at her home in this town Tuesday morning after suffering several years with tuberculosis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen WILKINSON. Her mother died many years ago.
Mrs. Weller leaves a husband, two daughters, Grace [WELLER] and Dorothy [WELLER], a father and two brothers. She was a niece of Mrs. Margaret SHINDLER with whom she lived a number of years prior to her marriage. Funeral Thursday.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Plainview Cemetery, Allen Twp.: Wesley WELLER, 1879-1965, Doris WELLER, 1880-1916; Dollie WELLER, 1896-1966]
The funeral of Ray CATON, 19, who died at the Woodlawn hospital Sunday morning, was held Tuesday morning at the Bethel church near Grass Creek. He had been an invalid for a number of years and his death was caused by uraemia. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles CATON, of near Grass Creek. Besides the parents he leaves a sister, Mrs. William CORNELL, of Rochester.
Special to the Sentinel
Macy, Ind., Aug 2 -- The funeral of Mrs. Margaret SHINDLER, 60, who died Sunday morning after several months illness caused by leakage of the heart, was held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Christian church, Rev. CATTON of Kokomo in charge.
She was the daughter of Anderson and Martha WILKINSON. Her husband, William SHINDLER, died over a year ago. They were the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Lillian MURPHY and Mrs. Leota CALLAWAY, the latter dying several years ago, and since that time Mrs. Shindler has taken care of her five children. She was an active member of the Christian church here many years.
John RHINESMITH, 84, a former resident of this county, where he taught school
for several years, died July 18 in Portage,Wis., at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Mary PORTER. He leaves six children and one brother, Edwin [RHINESMITH], of
near Rochester, and one sister, Mrs. Julia WILBUR of Leiters Ford. Funeral was
held at the home of the daughter.
Mrs. Maria DONNELLY passed away last Saturday after a long illness resulting from paralysis. Funeral on Monday. Interment at Athens. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Thursday, August 3, 1916
Mrs. Amanda ABBOTT, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert
RICKMAN, E. 3rd st., Thursday at 11 a.m., a victim of senility. Funeral at North
Mrs. Abbott leaves seven children, Schuyler [ABBOTT] and Mrs. Robert RICKMAN of Rochester, Frank [ABBOTT] and Mrs. Jane WILDERLONG, of St. Joseph, Mich., Charles [ABBOTT], of Au Sable, Mich., Mrs. Priscilla HENDERSON of Barnes City, Mich., and Mrs. Sovila FELLS of North Manchester. One daughter is dead.
The funeral of the late Neal WOODCOX, killed when a wall fell at the
Methodist church Tuesday evening, was held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the
home north of the Erie R. R.. Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiating. Burial at I.O.O.F.
Neil Woodcox was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Rochester 20 years ago. He also leaves two brothers, Ora [WOODCOX] and Eli [WOODCOX], who live west of Rochester and a sister, Mrs. Ida FRIER of near Lapaz. For the 10 years Mr. Woodcox lived in Rochester, where he was nearly always employed by the Erie railroad.
A. A. GAST and SON, for whom Mr. Woodcox was working, carried compensation insurance as provided by the state law, upon their men and the widow will receive 55 per cent of her husband's wages for the next three years, besides a - - - burial benefit. - - -
Word has been received here of the death on July 24th of Mrs. J. L. ROSS, at her late home in Sidell, Ill. Mrs. Ross was well known in Rochester, having made her home for many years west of the city.
Friday, August 4, 1916
Virgil PINKERTON, 80, an old soldier, died Sunday at his home in Lucerne. Funeral was held Tuesday and interment in the Zun graveyard near Lucerne.
Saturday, August 5, 1916
Monday, August 7, 1916
George STARNER, 71, died at his home in Talma early Sunday morning after a lingering illness. Death was due to a general senility. Mr. Starner leaves two brothers, Richard [STARNER] and Henderson STARNER, both Talma residents. Mrs. Starner died several years ago. Funeral at the house at Talma, Monday at 3:00 p.m. Burial in the Reichter cemetery.
Mrs. Lawrence RENO returned Saturday from Brook, Ind., where she attended the
funeral of her nephew, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto HOOD.
Tuesday, August 8, 1916
Mrs. Amanda ABBOTT, who died August 3rd on East 8th street at the home of her daughter, Ellen Rickman, was born in Cass county July 23, 1832, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David ENYART. She had three brothers and one sister, Samuel [ENYART], Allen [ENYART], Thomas [ENYART] and Samantha [ENYART]. They are all dead. At the age of 20 she was married to John S. ABBOTT to which union there were born nine children, four sons and five daughters, Priscilla HENDERSON of Boyne City, Michigan, Saville SELLS of North Manchester, Mary Jane WEBERLING of St. Joe, Michigan, Ellen RICKMAN of Rochester, Christian ABBOTT of Muncie, Schuyler ABBOTT of Rochester, Frank ABBOTT of St. Joe, Michigan, and Charles ABBOTT of Mio, Oscoda Co., Michigan. One daughter is dead. There are 28 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. She was converted some years ago when she united with the Baptist church at Kewanna. The funeral was held at North Manchester August 6th. Rev. R. F. SPOHN of Rochester in charge.
Wednesday, August 9, 1916
Levi STAHL, 75, a pioneer resident of this county died Wednesday morning at
8:30 at his home on west 4th street where he had lived in Rochester for the past
21 years. Death was caused by a cancer of the stomach. For the past two months
he had been confined to his bed, the end finally coming as relief from much
suffering. All of the children were at home when their father died. Funeral
Levi Stahl was born in Pennsylvania and came to this county when very young with his parents. Fifty-one years ago last New Years he was married to Miss Mary DRUDGE, who survives him. They were the parents of nine children, six of whom are living: Mrs. Flora RICHARDSON, Mrs. Delitha NELSON, Mrs. Cora BARKMAN and Charles STAHL of this city, Mrs Minnie WILSON of Chicago and Clinton STAHL of San Francisco, Calif. The last named arrived here Monday.
After living on a farm east of Rochester for many years, Mr. and Mrs. Stahl moved to Rochester about 30 years ago where he engaged in the pump and wind mill business for 12 years. Mr. Stahl was a life long democrat, took a deep interest in the affairs of the community and was one of the county's early self-made men. Mr. Stahl was a member of the K. of P. and Maccabee lodges.
Funeral Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the house.
Thursday, August 10, 1916
Mrs. Loretta BARNHART, 56, wife of Congressman Henry A. BARNHART died at
10:10 o'clock Thursday morning at the home on south Main street after 12 weeks
of suffering. Mr. Barnhart, the two sons, Mrs. Henry BAILEY of Peru, a foster
daughter, and other relatives were with her when the end came.
Mrs. Barnhart had been in ill-health for the past two years but did not develop any serious smptoms until last May, when she was removed to a hospital at Baltimore where a specialist diagnosed the case as an enlarged thyroid gland and a heart lesion. Several weeks later at her earnest request, she was removed to the Rochester home where for a short time it was thought that she was on the road to recovery, but, soon relapsed. On being consulted, a Chicago specialist Sunday held out but little hope and other doctors assisted, but in vain.
Mrs. Loretta Barnhart [Loretta LEFFEL] was born in Cass county near Twelve Mile,
September 7, 1860, the daughter of Arthur and Nancy LEFFEL. She was one of
seven children, three of whom survive, Edward [LEFFEL] and William LEFFEL of
near Twelve Mile and Wheeler LEFFEL of Logansport. On February 17, 1881, Mr. and
Mrs. Barnhart were married. They were the parents of three children, two of whom
are living, Dean Leffel BARNHART of Rochester and Hugh Arthur BARNHART of
Indianapolis. A son died in infancy. At the death of one of her sisters, the
Barnharts took Glen HOWELL, an infant daughter, who remained with them until her
marriage to Henry BAILEY of Peru. There are two grandchildren, Mary Louise
BARNHART and Jane BAILEY.
Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart moved to a Fulton county farm near Mt. Olive where they lived until in March 1885 when Mr. Barnhart became the county surveyor. Then they moved to Rochester where they have since resided.
Since her conversion in the Baptist church, February 17, 1895, Mrs. Barnhart with the exception of the winters during which she resided in Washington, D.C., took a deep interest in the work of the organization and was active in many other ways.
Funeral Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church in charge, interment at the mausoleum.
Friday, August 11, 1916
Among those here on account of the death of Mrs. H. A. BARNHART are M. E.
BARNHART of Chicago, George BARNHART of Cass county, Will [LEFFEL] and Ed LEFFEL
of Cass county, Wheeler LEFFEL of Logansport, and Mrs. Asbury HOFFMAN of Macy.
Telegrams and letters of condolence have been received by the family from all parts of the country, among those sending word being Vice-president MARSHALL, Gov. RALSTON, Senator KERN, members of the Indiana delegation in Congress, state officers, the Studebaker corporation and many others.
Pall bearers for the funeral at the house Saturday afternoon at two o'clock are as follows: L. M. BRACKETT, Frank MARSH, Ike WILE, Chas. K. PLANK and Omar B. SMITH of this city and Rome C. STEPHENSON of South Bend.
Gideon E. MAHLER was born in Fulton Co., Ind., March 11, 1842, he died at his
late residence in Aubbeenaubbee Twp., Aug 2, 1916. Age 74 yrs., 4 months and 21
days. He was wedded to Martha J. SLONACHER Mar 14, 1865. There were born to this
union 12 children, eight sons and 4 daughters. Two sons preceded their father in
death. There remain five sons and four daughters, Franklin A. [MAHLER], John M.
[MAHLER], Joseph E. [MAHLER], Melvin E. [MAHLER], Mrs. Catherine DITMIRE, Mrs.
Sarah PIPER, Mrs. Nettie MONESMITH, and Miss Estie MAHLER. Father Mahler became
a member of the M. E. church at Leiters Ford in 1884, and in 1888 he with others
organized the Trinity Reformed church at Delong, Ind., becoming a charter
member, and one of the original board of Trustees of the church, which office he
held up to within a few weeks of his death. Father Mahler was also an Elder in
the church and entrusted with other positions of trust, and retained his
membership in good and full standing during all these years. He was a successful
man in business affairs of his life, succeeding in accumulating a large estate
and so provided amply for his family. He was devoted to his family, positive in
his convictions and yet kind hearted and devoted as a husband and father. He
leaves besides his wide, 4 sons and 4 daughters, 24 grandchildren, 4 sisters,
Mrs. Martha SLONACHER, Mrs. Matilda MILLER, Mrs. F. M. KLINE and Mrs. Mary
VOGEL. The 4 sons who preceded their father were William
[MAHLER], Frederick [MAHLER], Leassen [MAHLER] and Daniel [MAHLER]. The funeral services were held in the Trinity Reformed church at Delong, Ind., Aug 5 1916, conducted by his pastor D. E. MARTZ. Interment at Monterey.
Permelia Fern CASTLEMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David CASTLEMAN, was born
near Delong, Ind., June 3rd, 1893, and died at her home at Delong Aug 4, 1916,
age 23 years, two months and one day. She was united in marriage with Edward
SHADLE Sept 19, 1912 and one child, Audra Chloe [SHADLE] was born to their
In 1908, with Rev. CALTON as her pastor she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Delong. From this time on her duties in the church and Sunday school have been many and various. She served as a teacher of one of the classes the rest of her life, also served as President of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and was conferred with the honor of member of the Golden Harvest.
She leaves to mourn her loss a mother and father, a sister, Mrs. Oma PATSEL, the husband and infant daughter and a host of sorrowing relatives.
Funeral services were conducted here Sunday, Aug 6th, at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. W. W. CLOUSE at the M.E. church at Delong. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Saturday, August 12, 1916
Monday, August 14, 1916
BARNHART FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED
Hundreds of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Henry A. BARNHART, held at the residence on south Main street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER was in charge and interment was at the mausoleum.
Selections by a quartet composed of Mrs. J. Ralph BROWNE, Mrs. Robert SHAFER, Frank BRYANT and C. J. IRWIN, a solo by Mr. Bryant and a personal tribute and a splendid sermon by Rev. G. C. Chandler made up a most impressive service. The floral offering was extremely beautiful, one room being fairly banked with flowers. Aside from the scores of friends here at home, and the relatives who sent flowers, pieces were received from the Indiana delegation in Congress, Senator and Mrs. Thomas TAGGART, Congressman and Mrs. J. A. M. ADAIR, the Studebaker Corporation, Judge and Mrs. S. N. STEVENS of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar MOUNTJOY and Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. NOBLE, Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. EVERLEY, Plymouth and many others.
Among those here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Will LEFFEL, Ed LEFFEL, George BARNHART, Mr. and Mrs. Truman MURDEN, Mr. and Mrs. John LEFFEL, Mr. and Mrs. Peary LEFFEL and others of Cass county; Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler LEFFEL and son, Dr. and Mrs. J. Z. POWELL, Rev. J. V. TERFINGER and his son, Dr. F. W. TERFINGER and Mrs. Roxie BARNETT of Logansport; Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler MERCER, Mr. and Mrs. Hazen SULLIVAN, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. WEEKS, Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. ANDREWS, Mrs. Arthur SMITH, Mrs. June BLACKETOR and Mr. and Mrs. James FISHER of Peru; Mr. and Mrs. Asbury HOFFMAN and daughter Mary [HOFFMAN] of Macy; Mr. and Mrs. Palmer CARVEY of Perrysburg; ex-Congressman and Mrs. J. B. PETERSON of Crown Point; Marvin E. BARNHART of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Dio RANNELLS of Fulton; Claire and Miss Blanche RUPEL, Mr. and Mrs. Rome C. STEPHENSON and George ZINKEY of South Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Irvin FISHER,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter FISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. EIKENBERRY and Rev. and Mrs. Curnie EIKENBERRY, Calvin FISHER and others of Mexico; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BEANE of Goshen; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur OSBORN of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. James A. TERRY of LaPorte; Judge S. N. STEVENS, Frank MARTINDALE, L. G. HARLEY and Samuel TOMLINSON of Plymouth; L. C. WANN of Warsaw; James LITTRELL of Elkhart; Henry SCHAAL of Michigan City and G. N. MURRAY of Nappanee.
Tuesday, August 15 1916
Fred NELLANS, 40, son of Mr. and Mrs. Absalom NELLANS, who reside two and a
half miles southeast of Fulton, died at 11 o'clock Monday night, after an eight
weeks illness with gangrene, the source of which was unknown. Funeral Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock in the Fulton U. B. church. Interment there.
Deceased was a member of a well known family and was born in Rochester on south Main street in 1876, at which time his father was county treasurer. Later the family moved on a farm southwest of the city and then to the place they now occupy. Mr. Nellans never married.
Besides the parents, he leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. William ROUCH of Rochester, Mrs. Vachel POWNALL of near Fulton, Francis [NELLANS] of near Fulton, Guy [NELLANS] of near Marshtown, William [NELLANS] of Fulton and Charles [NELLANS] of Goshen.
Wednesday, August 16, 1916
Thursday, August 17, 1916
After an illness lasting three years, Mrs. Samuel HORN died Thursday morning
at the home east of Rochester near the McKinley school house. Death was caused
by diabetis coma and gangrene.
Mrs. Horn leaves a husband and several children, among whom are Mrs. Lee BECK of near Rochester and Wilbur HORN of Hammond. Funeral arrangements later.
James CLAYTON of Chicago, who was brought to the Woodlawn hospital recently for an operation for cancer of the stomach, died there late Tuesday afternoon. The body was taken to Chicago for burial Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Maude WARDEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John ZINK, former resident of
this county, died at her home in Huntington, Indiana, last Thursday. The body
was brought in an automobile hearse, Sunday afternoon to Richland Center where
the funeral was held, conducted by an Evangelical pastor from Huntington,
assisted by Rev. A. HOWELL of this place. Twenty-eight people came by autos from
Huntington. Fifty-four of the relatives and friends took dinner at the home of
George DUDGEON and family. She leaves a husband and infant daughter, father,
mother, brother and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. - - -
RICHLAND CENTER ITEMS.
The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FIELDS who died at his home in Tipton,was brought here for burial last Saturday. - - - TALMA ITEMS.
Friday, August 18, 1916
After an illness lasting a week, John COLLINS, 82, died Friday morning at his home in Fulton where he had lived for the past 10 years. Death was caused by complications due to old age. Mr. Collins was well known as he and his son, Thomas COLLINS, with whom he lived, conducted a small feed grinding mill in Fulton. He leaves six daughters and one son. Prior to moving to Fulton, Mr. Collins lived on a farm.
F. M. KLINE and family and A. D. TONER attended the funeral of Mrs. H. A. BARNHART at Rochester Saturday. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Saturday, August 19, 1916
Arden HATHAWAY, a former resident of Rochester, died Thursday morning in Santa Barbara, Calif., after a short illness due to heart failure. Funeral at the home Monday. He leaves a wife and two sons. Mrs. Harhaway was formerly Miss Odessa WILLIAMS, daughter of Dan WILLIAMS.
The funeral of the late John COLLINS of Fulton at the Hoover chapel Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Interment at the Citizens cemetery.
Monday, August 21, 1916
Insane with jealousy and partly under the influence of liquor, Roy GELBAUGH,
32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi GELBAUGH of near this city, committed suicide
Sunday morning at his home in Mishawaka by drinking several ounces of carbolic
acid. His brother, Leslie [GELBAUGH] and his father received a telegram Sunday
announcing the death and the body was brought here Monday morning. Gelbaugh was
well known here where he lived up until eight months ago.
According to the South Bend papers, Gelbaugh came home late Saturday night and started to quarrel with his wife. He poured the contents of a two ounce bottle of the deadly poison into a glass and is said to have chased Mrs. Gelbaugh about the house attempting to throw it in her face. About 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning she succeeded in getting him to bed. Several hours later he awoke and asked their two boarders to go fishing. Upon their refusal, it is said, he again renewed the quarrel. Mrs. Gelbaugh hurriedly dressed and tried to quiet him, to no avail. Again he endeavored to throw the poison upon her, and when she ran to the street, and started for the police station, he followed and yelled, "If you move, by God, I'll drink this stuff." Then he turned and rushed into the house.
A few seconds later she heard him fall. She ran into the house, but he was dead. The police were summoned and the body taken to a morgue where an inquest was held Monday morning.
That the man was mentally unbalanced is the opinion of his neighbors. Time after time they say, he would come home drunk and would chase Mrs. Gelbaugh.
Once before, it is said, he attempted suicide in the same manner, but Mrs. Gelbaugh succeeded in persuading him to throw the poison away. Twice it is alleged, he endeavored to kill
his wife. The last time, a few weeks ago, she was saved by a boarder just as,
it is said, he was about to shoot her. To protect herself she had him arrested
and he was fined $5 and costs. Unable to pay he was taken to jail. Later a
friend secured his release and he promised to reform.
Mrs. Gelbaugh is his second wife. They had been married but four months. He leaves three sons by a former marriage, Harold [GELBAUGH], Vernon [GELBAUGH] and Greshan [GELBAUGH]. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi GELBAUGH of near Tiosa, Ind., were notified. He is also survived by two brothers, Frank [GELBAUGH] and Leslie [GELBAUGH], of this city.
Funeral Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Sand Hill church. Interment at Richland Center cemetery.
Tuesday, August 22, 1916
Mrs. Oscar SMITH, 79, wife of the late Oscar SMITH of this city, died Monday
afternoon in the Soldiers Home at Lafayette. Death was due to complications
incident to old age.
After the death of her husband, three years ago, Mrs. Smith remained in this city for a year and then went to the Soldiers Home. She leave two sisters, Mrs. Alice WELTON and Mrs. Wm. SHIREMAN of Akron, and two brothers, Samuel PARKER of this city and Thomas PARKER of Marion, Ind.
The body was brought to this city Tuesday afternoon for funeral services at the home of Samuel Parker, south Monroe st., Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Grant WALLER in charge. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Talitha Ann PARKER was the oldest daughter of Hardin and Polly PARKER and was born in Bartholomew county, Ind., July 27, 1837. She became the wife of Henry PRATT in March 1857. A son who died in infancy, and a daughter, Mrs. Hattie DICKENSON, Washington, D.C. blessed the union. Mrs. Pratt then married Oscar C. SMITH, a retired private of the U.S. Navy, at Washington, and two years later moved to Rochester where they resided until his death in 1914, when Mrs. Smith went to the Soldiers Home.
Wednesday, August 23, 1916
Mary A. HORN was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, January 24th, 1860 and
died at her home two miles east of Rochester, Ind., August 17, 1916, aged 56
years, 6 months and 26 days. At the age of 18 she was united in marriage to
Samuel M. HORN. To this union was born five children, three sons and two
daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter have preceded her to the spirit
world. The deceased united with the Christian Church at Liberty Chapel some 20
years ago, having been one of the charter members of that organization. She was
also a member of the order of Ben Hur. She was a faithful and devoted wife and a
kind and affectionate mother. She was an invalid for eight years, the past 10
weeks of which she was confined to her bend and during much of which time she
suffered that intense agony which accompanies one of the most painful of all
known diseases. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, one daughter, Mrs.
Cordelia BECK, of Rochester, Ind., one son, Grover HORN, of Hammond, Ind.; four
sisters, one brother and three grandchildren, besides many friends and
acquaintances. Funeral services were held in the Rochester Christian church at
2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19th, Rev. A. E. WRENTMORE officiating and the
remains were interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Thursday, August 24, 1916
Word was received here Thursday morning of the death Wednesday evening at
seven o'clock in Miami, Fla., of Dick WAGONER, 30, who has for the past few
years been making his home in the South, on account of his health.
Death came to Mr. Wagoner as a relief, as he had long been a victim of tuberculosis and had been unable to work steadily for some time. He leaves besides his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth WAGONER, his wife, Mrs. Mable WAGONER, a brother, Omar [WAGONER] and three sisters, Misses Margaret [WAGONER] and Ethel WAGONER who live with their mother, and Mrs. Max BAILEY, all of this city.
The funeral was to have been held at Miami Thursday afternoon, but the family here attempted to have the body brought to Rochester for burial. On account of the wire service for that distance it was not known Thursday whether the word from Rochester reached Miami in time to stop the funeral.
Word came to relatives Friday that Russell [HAY], five year old son of Claude HAY, died at their home in Illinois. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Friday, August 25, 1916
Saturday, August 26, 1916
Following an illness of several months, Mrs. Charlotte Emiline BARNUM, 43,
passed away at her home on S. Elm st., Friday night at 12:30, a victim of
Mrs. Barnum leaves besides her mother, Mrs. Nancy Jane MITCHELL, two brothers, Martin MITCHELL of near Niles, Mich., and Isaac MITCHELL of Milford, Ind., a sister, Mrs. Joseph YEAZEL of Rochester and two children, Mrs. Chloe Faye BARNUM ZEAK and Walter Chester BARNUM of this city. Funeral at the home Monday at 2:00 p.m., Rev. A. E. WRENTMORE officiating. Interment at Citizens cemetery.
William GILCHRIST is spending a few days with a sick uncle, while gone the message came of the death of another uncle at Fulton. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
John AULT and family and Artie GILCHRIST were taken to Fulton by Theo STICHLER Sunday p.m. where they attended a funeral of an uncle of the formers. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Monday, August 28, 1916
Tuesday, August 29, 1916
Mrs. Tamer BAKER was called to Chicago Tuesday on account of the death at her
home in Chicago Monday evening of Mrs. Archie BAKER formerly Miss Cora CAWKINS
of this city. Death was due to heart trouble and dropsy.
Mrs. Baker leaves her husband, two sisters who now reside in Los Angeles, Calif., land a brother in Syracuse, N. Y.
Wednesday, August 30, 1916
The body of the late Mrs. Cora BAKER who died at her home in Chicago Monday evening was brought to Rochester Wednesday afternoon for burial.
Word has been received here of the death Sunday evening of Percy BOWEN, 19, at his home in Sugar Grove. Death was due to tuberculosis from which Mr. Bowen had long suffered.
Thursday, August 31, 1916 to Friday, September 1, 1916
Saturday, September 2, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. STANNARD and Mr. F. E. TANNRATH of Chicago returned home last evening after attending the funeral of Mrs. A. B. BAKER.
James F. McSEREYER, president of the Memphis Band Milling Co., has returned home. He accompanied A. B. BAKER to Rochester for the funeral of Mrs. Baker.
Monday, September 4, 1916
Ralph RAVENCROFT received word Monday of the death last week of his niece, Dorothy RAVENCROFT, 4, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley RAVENCROFT in Billings, Mont. She was a victim of infantile paralysis. Paul [RAVENCROFT], age 6, a brother is ill with the same affliction and is not expected to live.
After a long illness, David MORTS, 64, died Sunday morning at 5:30 at his
home in Fulton where he moved from the farm several years ago. Funeral, Tuesday
afternoon at 1:30 at the Baptist church in Fulton. He leaves a wife, son and
daughter, Ray MORTS, who lives on the home place, and Mrs. Myrtle BEVELHEIMER of
Montana, who came several weeks ago to be with her father.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fulton Cemetery, Liberty Twp.: David MORTS, 1848-1916; Martha E. MORTS, 1860-1927]
Mrs. Helen LOHSE TURNER, 21, of near Kewanna, died at the Woodlawn hospital
Saturday at 12:30 p.m., following a major operation.
The body was taken Sunday morning to her former home in Bloomington, Ill., for burial Tuesday. Mrs. Turner leaves, besides her husband Joseph TURNER, a mother and two sisters and three brothers all of Bloomington. Mr. and Mrs. Turner were married four months ago.
Tuesday, September 5, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. Elmer ARVEN, 27, who died Saturday night at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert MOW, north Main street, was held Tuesday
afternoon, at 2:30 at the U.B. church, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church
in charge. Mrs. Arven had been ill for several years. She leaves, besides her
parents and husband, two children, Victor [ARVEN] and Paul [ARVEN]. Interment
was made at the Citizens cemetery.
NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages 1836-1983: Elmer ARVEN m. Florence Edna MOW, May 29, 1909]
J. C. COPELAND, 60, brother of A. P. COPELAND of Rochester, died Monday at his home in Chariton, Iowa. Mr. Copeland, of this city, and his son, Arthur [COPELAND], were with him when the end came. Mr. Copeland lived in Rochester a number of years ago when he worked in the Copeland bank. At the time of his death, he was president of the Chariton National bank.
Wednesday, September 6, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph RICHARDSON, of near Fort Benton, Mont., bringing home the body of their only child, Eugene [RICHARDSON], aged two, who died Monday, a victim of peritonitis, were met in Chicago Wednesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. K. P. RICHARDSON of this city. The funeral is to be held here Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with services at thhe home of the grandparents, and interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Richardsons only recently moved to the western state.
Mary [UMBAUGH], six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur UMBAUGH, who reside west of Tiosa, died Tuesday, a victim of typhoid fever, after an illness of two weeks. Lloyd, a brother, is very low with the same disease. Besides the parents, there survive three brothers, John [UMBAUGH], Paul [UMBAUGH] and Lloyd [UMBAUGH]. The little girl was a granddaughter of Commissioner John UMBAUGH. Funeral Thursday afternoon at two, at the Lutheran church.
Thursday, September 7, 1916
Mrs. Robert MORROW of South Bend arrived in the city today to attend the Eugene RICHARDSON funeral.
Friday, September 8, 1916
Saturday, September 9, 1916
James DAVIS, 65, a retired farmer with a home in Argos committed suicide
Friday afternoon at his farm south of Argos on the Michigan road, shooting
hmself in the chest with a shotgun. He died instantly. His wife died several
months ago and worry over personal affairs is thought to have been the cause for
the rash act.
Mrs. L. B. PERRY and children, Walter [PERRY] and Miss Reva [PERRY] were called to Elwood today on account of the death of Mr. Perry's sister, Mrs. O. D. HINSHAW.
Monday, September 11, 1916 to Thursday, September 14, 1916
Friday, September 15, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth BELL, 62, was found dead in her bed Sunday night at her home near Five Corners. She leaves one son. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Five Corner church.
Saturday, September 16, 1916
Monday, September 18, 1916
Samuel MILLER, 81, a veteran of the Civil war and an ex-county treasurer,
died Sunday evening at 10:55 at his home, 308 west 10th, as the result of
complications due to old age. Mr. Miller had been in failing health for several
years, but prior to that time was very active. Funeral at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday
afternoon at the house, Rev. H. E. BUTLER, former local United Brethren
minister, in charge. Friends desiring to call may do so between the hours of 10
a.m. and two p.m. Tuesday.
Altho born in Gettysburg, Pa., Mr. Miller was an early settler in this city, where he came when a young man, soon marrying Miss Mary Jane WAKEFIELD, who survives him. They had three children who are living: Archie MILLER, local postoffice clerk, Millie E. MILLER at home and Mrs. Dot H. HOLLAND of Phelps, Wis.
In 1903 Mr. Miller was elected county treasurer on the republican ticket, serving two years. He was a - - - - [omitted].
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery: Samuel MILLER, Lieut Co I, 5 Ind Cav, Nov 30, 1834 - Sep 17, 1916; Mary J. WAKEFIELD MILLER, Oct 18,1848 - Dec 22, 1920]
Tuesday, September 19,1916
Miss Bessie J. LOWRY, a former resident of Rochester and a 1907 graduate of
Rochester high school, who died Sunday in Healthwin hospital at South Bend of
pulmonary tuberculosis, was buried Tuesday at Logansport, her former home. Miss
Pearl BARRETT of this city attended the funeral.
The only surviving relative is Miss Alice LOWRY, a cousin, who is a daughter of the late Robt. LOWRY, ex-Fulton county auditor, with whom the deceased formerly made her home in South Bend. She was born Nov. 26, 1888 at Logansport, from whence she came here about 10 years ago, both her parents having died.
When the Lowrys moved to South Bend a number of years ago, Miss Bessie went with them and had resided there since. She was employed by the Home Telephone company until about seven months ago, when she was taken to Healthwin to be treated for tuberculosis.
The funeral was held from the N. J. Jones chapel Tuesday morning at eight o'cock, the Rev. C. A. LIPPINCOTT, D.D., officiating.
Arthur MILLER of Pittsburgh, Pa., arrived in the city today to attend the funeral of his grandfather, the late Samuel MILLER.
Wednesday, September 20, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. DYSERT returned today from Rockford, Ohio, where they were called by the death of his aunt, Mrs. Stephen DYSERT.
TALKING MACHINE AT FUNERAL
A novel feature of the Samuel MILLER funeral Tuesday afternoon was the fact that the music for the occasion was furnished by a victrola, played by John BLACK of the HOWARD store. Both vocal and instrumental selections were rendered and proved quite satisfactory.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. GORDON went Tuesday to Hoopeston, Ill., to attend the funeral of Mrs. Gordon's grandfather.
Thursday, September 21, 1916
After an illness lasting four weeks, Arthur SMITH, five year old son of County Auditor and Mrs. E. A. SMITH, died Wednesday night at 11 o'clock at the home in the west part of the city. Death was caused by paralysis of the bowels. Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Athens church, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have three other children, Phillas [SMITH], the eldest, and Robert [SMITH] and James [SMITH]. Arthur was the second child.
Arthur MILLER has returned to his home in Pittsburgh, Pa., after attending the funeral of his grandfather, the late Samuel MILLER.
Noah MILLER returned today to his home in Richmond after attending the funeral of his brother, the late Samuel MILLER.
Friday, September 22, 1916
Michael Isaac BARNETT, son of Thos. and Mary BARNETT, was born in Fountain
County, February 23, 1843. He died September 16, 1916, aged 72 years, 6 months,
and 23 days.
He moved with his parents to Fulton county in 1843. In July, 1861, he enlisted in Company "A" 26th Indiana and served through the Civil War, 10 months of which was spent in a Confederate prison, at Tyler, Texas. He was seriously wounded at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, on December 7, 1862.
On Ocober 27, 1867, he was married to Mary BURDGE. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom are living: Joe [BARNETT], of Akron, Thomas [BARNETT], Arthur [BARNETT] and James [BARNETT], Mrs. Hal TROUTMAN, Mrs. John CANNON and Miss Elizabeth BARNETT, all of Kewanna. His wife and two daughters preceded him in death. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Sarah CARTER, of Kewanna, and one brother, Wm. BARNETT, of
The funeral service was conducted at the family residence, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. T. J. REDER of Wolcott, assisted by E. B. DeVAULT, after which interment was made in the Barnett cemetery.
Saturday, September 23, 1916
Dr. and Mrs. B. F. DAWSON, Mrs. Martha DAWSON and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. BURKETT attended the funeral of Michael BARNETT at Kewanna Sunday. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Monday, September 25, 1916
Absalom NELLANS, 50, is believed to have committed suicide Sunday afternoon
at 3:40 in the store at Walnut, shooting himself in the head with a shot gun.
Death came instantly.
No reason can be found for the act, as he had seemed to be in the best of humor shortly before, when several people were in the store. When everyone was gone, he took the loaded gun from behind the counter and stepped out into the center of the floor in plain view of the front door, which was unlocked. His body was found soon after the shot.
Mr. Nellans leaves a wife and a son, Harry NELLANS, who married Miss Eva LISTON of this city. He was a son of the late Moses NELLANS of Talma, and had several relatives in Rochester, among them being Ami NELLANS, Mrs. Wm. ROUCH, Mrs. Clem MILLER and several others, all cousins. He had been a resident of Walnut for the last 10 years. Funeral Tuesday at 1:30 in the Walnut church. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rochester.
Emery ERB 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. John ERB of Akron died Sunday morning at 7:30 in a South Bend hospital where he was taken last Friday, suffering with an abscess on the brain. He leaves a wife and one child. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at two p.m. at the Methodist church in Akron.
As the result of the second stroke of paralysis which she suffered Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Jacob MATHIAS, 50, died at her home at Pleasant Hill near Akron at six o'clock. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Gilead M.E. Church. Mrs. Mathias leaves a husband and three children.
Samuel MILLER was a native of Adams Co., Pa., born at Gettysburg November 30,
1834 and died Sept 17, 1916 at 10:55 a.m. at his home 318 West 10th st.,
Rochester, Indiana, age 81 years, nine months and 17 days.
He came to Indiana in 1856; in 1868 he united in marriage with Mary Jane WAKEFIELD, who with three children, Archie B. [MILLER], Millie E. [MILLER] and Dot H. [MILLER] are left to mourn his departure, also two brothers, Noah [MILLER], of Richmond, Ind., and John H. [MILLER] of Minneapolis, Minn., who is 87 years old and in comparatively good health.
Samuel MILLER was G.A.R. veteran, being a member of McClung Post since its first organization. He loved his country and his flag, and in 1862 enlisted in Co. I, fifth regiment Indiana Cavalry to help put down the war of the Rebellion. He served until the conclusion of the same, was in the Battle of Kenesaw Mt., and a number of other hard fought battles. In 1864 with Gen. STONEMAN on the famous Stoneman Raid, was captured and held in the "Prison Pens" at
Andersonville and Florence for nearly seven months, was released Feb 27, 1865
and returned to his regiment, was promoted to first lieutenant and served until
the close of the war.
In 1878 he united with the U.B. church and took an active part in the building of the Antioch church and organizing a society at that place.
In 1902 he was elected County Treasurer. Honored and trusted by all and upright in all his dealings his efficiency as a public official stands of record. For the last few years, his infirmities were such he could not get out, but always gave the glad hand to his comrades and friends who called to see him. His history is in the records at the Public Library.
Tuesday, September 26, 1916
Charles BRACKETT, 34, elder son of Lyman M. BRACKETT of this city, died at
10:45 Tuesday morning in Longcliff hospital, as the direct result of paralysis,
from a concussion of the brain, due to being struck by an auto seven weeks ago
in San Francisco, Calif.
Besides his wife and son, James [BRACKETT], he leaves his father, a sister, Mrs. Maurice SHELTON, and a brother, Lyman E. [BRACKETT], all of this city. The body will be brought here Wednesday, but funeral arrangements are not complete.
Mr. Brackett was for a number of years connected with the Progress Wholesale Grocery of this city, but recently severed his connection with the firm.
Wednesday, September 27, 1916
Altho the funeral of the late Absalom NELLANS, Walnut merchant who shot
himself Sunday afternoon, was held Tuesday, the neighborhood has not quieted
down as yet, and probably won't for some time.
The coroner's verdict is said to have been accidental shooting, but all who know are convinced that it was deliberate suicice, it is said. Every condition pointed to it, especially the fact that Nellans is said to have been in a strange frame of mind during the past month. The coroner took papers from the body, but no one seems to know what was written on them.
It is declared on good authority that Nellans' home life had not been congenial for some time, and that fact, with business worries, may have driven him to the act. Just before he shot himself, he had played a game of horseshoes in the yard by the store.
The funeral of Charles BRACETT, who died at Logansport Wednesday morning,
will be held at the home of his father on West 9th street Thursday afternoon at
two o'clock, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church in charge. Mr. and Mrs.
L. M. BRACKETT, Lyman E. BRACKETT, Mrs. Maurice SHELTON and Mr. Brackett's wife
were with him when the end came.
Mr. Brackett was born August 23rd, 1883, the oldest son of Lyman and Sarah BRACKETT. In May 1900, he graduated from the Rochester high school after which he went to Northwestern university and later took a complete course in the Metropolitan business college. He then entered the employ of the Progress Wholesale Grocery Co., where he remained for 14 years as treasurer and business manager.
In December, 1907, Mr. Brackett married Miss Effie SHAFER. They had one child, James Shafer BRACKETT, who is living. Besides his wife and son, Mr. Brackett leaves his father, a brother and a sister.
Friends may call at the home Thursday between the hours of 10 and one.
The funeral of Mrs. Talmer FELTY, 40, of Kewanna, who died at a Logansport hospital Sunday, a victim of cancer, was held Tuesday afternoon at the Greenland church, Rev. KENDALL and Rev. HANSCHEW in charge. Mrs Felty was the mother of nine children, seven of whom are living. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. George B. MARTINDALE, of near this city, who survive. Mrs. Felty leaves four brothers and three sisters: Oliver [MARTINDALE], Albert [MARTINDALE], Byron [MARTINDALE] and Dallas [MARTINDALE] and Clara HUDKINS, Alta RAYMER and Ida MARTINDALE. Mr. Felty has charge of cream routes out of Kewanna.
Thursday, September 28, 1916
The funeral of the late Chas. C. BRACKETT was held from his residence on west 9th street at two o'clock this afternoon, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating. Burial at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
George W. RUSSELL, son of Henry and Catherine RUSSELL, was born in Fayette Co., Ohio, Nov. 11, 1851; and died of Bright's disease, at his home in Kewanna, Indiana, Sept 23, 1916, aged 65 years, 10 months and 12 days. He united with the Middle Ford of Sugar Creek, Baptist church in 1866, under the preaching of Elder Beverly WARD. In 1868 he removed to near Tipton and placed his membership in old Macedonia church. He was united in marriage to Martha C. RETHERFORD May 11, 1873. One son and two daughters were born to this union. Both daughters are living, Mrs. Mary Jane HUGHS of Michigan City and Mrs. Nellie Etta VAWTER of Kewanna. The son died in infancy. He also leaves four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Russell was ordained in the Gospel Ministry at Macedonia church Oct 12, 1889. He was pastor of Macedonia church, also Mount Zion, Olive Branch and Curtisville. He also preached more or less at Liberty, Salem and several other churches. About 16 years ago he removed from near Kempton to Kewanna. He had not devoted himself to the work of the ministry for a number of years, but continued active in Christian services, and was always a most devoted and faithful member and supporter of the church. Besides the widow, daughters and grandchildren, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Amanda TODD of Miami, and Mrs. Ella WILLIAMS of Elwood. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Rev. J. M. KENDALL and the I.O.O.F. conducted a brief service at the home Sunday afternoon. The body was taken to Tipton Monday, where Rev. Kendall conducted the funeral, with burial in the Tipton cemetery.
Beatrice WOOD, daughter of Delland and Frone WOOD, was born at Sidell, Ill.,
Aug 13, 1890. She died at her home, northeast of Kewanna, Sept 24, 1916, aged 26
years, one month and 11 days. At the age of 16 years she joined the Baptist
church. She was united in marriage to Harvey J. ROSS, February 14, 1912. To this
union two children were born, Mildred [ROSS], aged four and William [ROSS] aged
one year. She leaves besides her husband and children, her father, a sister, a
brother and a host of friends and relatives, her mother having preceded her.
Short services were held at the home Monday morning, Sept 25, at 10:30 conducted
by Rev. G. R. CHAMPLAIN. The remains were then taken to Sidell, Ill., for
Ernest Arthur SMITH, Jr., little son of Ernest A. and Bertha A. SMITH, was born in Rochester, Indiana, January 17th, 1913, departed this life at the home of his parents in Rochester, September 20th, 1916, aged three years, eight months and three days. Arthur was a kind, loving and unselfish little man and altho young, he made hosts of friends, and leaves behind him, not only his sorrowing parents and relatives, but a large number of loving little playmates who will miss his bright shining little face.
Friday, September 29, 1916
Mrs. Sarah HARTMAN, 92, died Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Peter FEECE, south of Athens, a victim of complications
due to old age. Mrs. Hartman was well known in this county, where she had lived
for years. Her husband died a number of years ago.
Mrs. Hartman was the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living: Jacob [HARTMAN] of Montana, Henry [HARTMAN] of near Rochester, Benjamin [HARTMAN] of this city, Joseph [HARTMAN], Mrs. FEECE, Mrs. John BOWEN of near Leiters and Mrs. William FEECE of near Culver.
Mrs. Hartman was born in Shelby county, Ohio, December 6th, 1842. Besides her children, she leaves 54 grandchildren, 127 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at Mt. Hope.
Saturday, September 30, 1916
Monday, October 2, 1916
Mrs. Geo. V. DAWSON, Mrs. Guy BARR, Mrs. Laura ORR and Mrs. W. H. DENISTON motored today to Peru on account of the death of Mrs. Fred ROBERTSON, which occurred at her home in Richmond,Va. The body was brought to Peru Monday for burial there Tuesday. Mrs. Robertson was a sister of M. P. DENISTON, of Peru.
Tuesday, October 3, 1916 to Friday, October 6, 1916
Saturday, October 7, 1916
James HAY, Mrs. Nora GOODMAN, Mrs. A. W. BRUGH, Mrs. Douglas PATSEL and Noah WAGONER attended the funeral of James KING of Bourbon Friday. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Monday, October 9, 1916
John REED, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. R. REED, deceased, of Rochester, died
Friday morning at his home in Marion, a victim of typhoid fever. Funeral
occurred Saturday afternoon at his home there.
He leaves besides his 17 years old widow, to whom he had been married but three months, a brother, Warren [REED], of this city. The widow, Mrs. Gladys HOPPEL REED, will move soon
to Rochester and spend the coming winter with her brother-in-law.
Warren REED, who returned Sunday from Marion where he attended the funeral, says that on account of an agreement among the Marion undertakers there are no Sunday funerals in that city.
Tuesday, October 10, 1916 to Wednesday, October 11, 1916
Thursday, October 12, 1916
Elmer [GOOD], five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake GOOD, died at the home in East Rochester Wednesday evening. Three children remain. Funeral Friday afternoon at the house at two o'clock, Eugene HUNTER in charge.
Friday, October 13, 1916
Word was received here early Friday by George FENSTERMAKER, of the death Thursday night in Huntington, of his brother-in-law, William FULLER, aged about 46. No particulars were given except that the funeral would take place Sunday afternoon. Fuller, who was emplyed in the Erie shops, married Miss Hannah FENSTERMAKER, formerly of this city. She survives.
William STRUCKMAN left today for Basil, Ohio, to attend the funeral of his uncle, Henry STRUCKMAN, which will take place Sunday.
Saturday, October 14, 1916
Lewis ELY, 83, died suddenly at his home at Talma, Saturday at one o'clock p.m., a victim of heart failure, from which he had been suffering for some time past. Mr. Ely leaves four sons: Elmer [ELY] and Charles [ELY] of Argos, George [ELY] of Toledo, Ohio, and Lou [ELY] of Talma, and a daughter, Mrs. BUGBY of Logansport. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
Monday, October 16, 1916 to Tuesday, October 17, 1916
Wednesday, October 18, 1916
John SPRAGUE, aged about 65, who died Monday at his home in Fulton, after a long illness, was buried Wednesday, the Masons being in charge. Mr. Sprague was a retired farmer and father of Clarence SPRAGUE, the poet. He leaves a widow and a large family.
Miss Carmon WHITE, 18, daughter of Charles WHITE, of Fulton, is dead, a
victim of tuberculosis, which had already claimed her mother and her sister,
Lovie Marie [WHITE].
Oscar A. McPHERRON, son of Wm. and Elizabeth McPHERRON, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, March 18, 1881 and died at his home in Warsaw, Indiana, Oct 10, 1916, aged 36 years, eight months and nine days. he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian KAYWOOD and to this union were born two children, Thelma [McPHERRON], age eight and James [McPHERRON], two. He also leaves one brother and two sisters: Charles McPHERRON of Mishawaka, Mrs. Lillian HENDERSON of Culver and Mrs. Sarah BALL of Tiosa. His father, mother and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the M.E. church and also a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Mentone, which had charge of the funeral.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle CLARKE died Friday morning, after several days illness with poor circulation and heart trouble. The funeral was preached at the home by Rev. E. H. KENNEDY, interment in Plainview cemetery. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Thursday, October 19, 1916
Several from here attended the funeral of Alva KALE'S daughter at South Germany church Sunday afternoon. - - - WHIPPOORWILL ITEMS.
Friday, October 20, 1916
Saturday, October 21, 1916
Mrs. F. C. MOON and daughter, Miss Myra [MOON], went today to Peru to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Wilson LOSHER.
Charles E. BILLMAN, Logansport monument dealer, was found dead in bed at the home of Mrs. J. BROWER at Gilead, where he had gone to sell a marker and had remained over night. It is believed that he overate at supper.
Monday, October 23, 1916
Marcus E. WORKING, 53, of North Fulton Ave., was instantly killed Sunday
morning at seven o'clock when struck by Erie passenger train No. 7, one mile
east of the Lake Erie crossing in East Rochester. The body was badly mangled as
the train was running 50 miles an hour, being two hours late.
The accident happened in a peculiar manner as Mr. Working, it is thot, was facing the train when struck. He was employed on the Erie section gang out of Rochester and every other Sunday walked the track from this city to Athens, looking for track trouble. Sunday morning he left home at 6:30. On nearing the scene of the accident, he stepped off of the east bound track to allow a freight train to pass. As it was a long drag, he did not see the passenger train coming from the east, and when the freight got by he stepped across the path of the freight onto the west bound track, directly in front of the passenger train.
The engineer of the passenger train said that Mr. Working was taking a chew of tobacco when he walked out from behind the freight and it is possible that he was in the act of carrying the tobacco to his mouth, when he was killed. The open pouch was found near the scene of the accident. Altho the train stopped as soon as possible, the body was carried several hundred feet.
Both legs and arms were broken and the head was badly crushed. The face was
severely cut, while the body was a mass of bruises.
Mr. Working had been employed on the Erie section since last April. Last year he worked for the city as street commissioner. He was born September 26, 1863 in Marshall county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses WORKING, who are dead, but had lived nearly all of his life in this county. On July 16, 1896, he married Mrs. Fannie BRUGH who is living. He leaves two brothers, Frank [WORKING] of Kewanna and Peter [WORKING] of this city. The latter is now in North Carolina working on a dredge but left Monday for home to attend the funeral. Mr. Working was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge. The Erie Railroad Co. will take care of the expenses of the funeral and provide for the widow.
The arrangements will not be made for the funeral until Mr. Working arrives from Norch Carolina.
Tuesday, October 24, 1916
On account of the death of Mrs. Frank MORGAN in Colwell, Ill., the following went there Monday to attend the funeral: Mrs. Ben NOFTSGER, Mrs. Selone MINTER, Mrs. MOONSHOWER, Mrs. Ed KIME, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. TOWNE and Mr. and Mrs. Perry JONES. Mrs. Morgan was formerly Miss Amanda MITCHELL of Rochester.
Wednesday, October 25, 1916
The funeral of the late Mark WORKING will take place at the house, 315 Fulton Ave., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, October 26, 1916
Mrs. Elizabdth DAUGHERTY, who makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. John
THOMAS, who lives in the extreme southeast part of the city, received a telegram
Wednesday evening telling of the instant death of her granddaughter, Mrs. Frank
ELLIOT and her two children, Fern [ELLIOT] and Lucile [ELLIOT], who were killed
six miles north of South Bend when the automobile in which they were riding, was
struck by an interurban car.
Mrs. Daugherty left at once for Kokomo, the home of the Elliots, where the bodies were sent Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas left Thursday morning for Kokomo. Three other people were killed in the same accident: Mrs. D. A. ELLIOT, mother-in-law of Mrs. Frank Elliot, Franklin BROWN and Mrs. Carl OLSENBERG. The Elliots had left Kokomo Monday going to Inwood to visit Mrs. D. A. Elliot's cousin, Mr. BROWN. When the accident happened thery were on their way to Niles, Michigan, where Mrs. D. A. Elliot, intended to consult Dr. BONINE about her eyes.
A. W. LYONS, motorman of the interurban car, was the only eye witness of the accident. He states that the automobile was going east and had crossed the Michigan Central railroad tracks to the left of the Southern Michigan railway tracks at slow speed, evidently with the intention of stopping to let the interurban pass. Instead the automobile continued on its course and was squarely struck by the electric car.
The funeral of Mrs. D. O. BEATTIE was held at Blue Grass Saturday morning.
Burial was made at the Fletcher Lake cemetery. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
George ADAMS has been called to Harlan, Mich., on account of the death of his sister, Mrs. Eli LAWRENCE.
Friday, October 27, 1916
Word has been received by Mrs. Joseph HEFFELFINGER that her brother, Morris PEARSON, an inmate of the Soldiers Home at Marion, died there Thursday afternoon. Funeral Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, October 28, 1916
Monday, October 30, 1916
Mrs. William A. DILLON, 63, died in the hospital at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
following an illness of but two weeks duration and an operation, Monday, for
cancer of the bowels. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home on West
Sixth St., Rev. A. S. WARRINER in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mary E. DILLON, daughter of Thomas and Eliza DILLON, was born April 15, 1853 in Coshocton county, Ohio, and died October 28, 1916, Rochester, Ind., at the age of 62 years, six months and 13 days. There are two brothers and one sister living, Francis M. DILLON of Canal Louisville, Ohio, Alonzo F. DILLON of Havanna, Ill., and Mrs. Sarah SPELLMAN of Cleveland, Ohio. She was married to William A. DILLON of Fulton county, July 29, 1879. To this union seven children were born, three of whom have preceded the mother in death Beulah C. [DILLON], Stella E. [DILLON] and Vina O. [DILLON]. The children living are Garfield A. [DILLON], Grace D. [DILLON] and Clarence A. [DILLON], all of Rochester, and Talmage O. [DILLON] of Gunnison, Ohio.
Mary E. Dillon was converted and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in her early life and remained so until her death.
The funeral of Mrs. George E. COLE who died Friday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Edward Goss, southwest of Rochester, was held Sunday afternoon at the Goss home, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of this city in charge. Mrs. Cole had been ill for some time as the result of a cancer of the stomach. Mr. and Mrs. Cole came here from Tulsa, Okla., last August, after a residence of 15 years in that state, on the account of Mrs. Cole's health. She leaves the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Edward GOSS, John EASH and Michael EASH of this county and Charles EASH of Muncie.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. DILLON motored to Peru Monday afternoon to meet Talmage O.
DILLON of Gunnison,Colo., who is coming to attend the funeral of his mother,
Mrs. W. A. DILLON.
Tuesday, October 31 1916
Mrs. Ann DAY, 74, widow of the late Henry F. DAY, died Monday evening at 5:30
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. COLEMAN, six miles south of Rochester, a
victim of tuberculosis of the bowels. Death occurred following an illness of but
two months duration.
Mrs. Day leaves to mourn her loss seven children: Francis A. [DAY], Edward [DAY] and Albert [DAY] of Rochester, Mrs. Wm. COLEMAN of near Rochester, Tom [DAY] of Grandville, Ill., John [DAY] of Atlanta, Ind., and Bliss [DAY] of North Manchester. Three children, Mrs. Amanda WHITE, Mrs. Ann LANDIS and Miss Rosy [DAY], are dead.
The funeral will take place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. COLEMAN, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Fulton cemetery.
Wednesday, November 1, 1916
Mary Etta McKAY, 14 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper McKAY of near Germany, died Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with interment in I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. GREEN went today to Knox to attend the funeral of Mrs. Green's aunt , the late Mrs. Mary E. McCORMICK.
Thursday, November 2, 1916
According to a telegram received here Thursday by Frank BARCUS, Mrs. Becky LAWRENCE is dead in Michigan. She was a relative of the WALLACES and the BABCOCKS of this city, where the body will be brought for burial Saturday.
Friday, November 3, 1916
Saturday, November 4, 1916
The body of Willis CRISPEN, a former resident of this county who died Friday morning at his home in Ohio, was taken Saturday to Idaville, where the funeral will be held. He leaves a wife and five children. Mrs. Geo. WALLACE, a sister, and her daughter, Mrs. Minnie SEBELL, of Plymouth, came here Friday evening en route to attend the funeral which will be held at the home of Daniel HINE.
Monday, November 6, 1916
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude OLSEN died Saturday evening at the home in Akron. He was an only child.
Mrs. Wm. SLUSHER received word Saturday that her nephew, Earl SKINNER of
Bruce Lake was found dead in bed that morning at Terre Haute where he was
attending school. Death was caused by a hemmorhage of the lungs. FuneralTuesday
afternon at 2 o'clock at Bruce Lake.
Sarah SLUSSER, daughter of Jacob and Mandalena SLUSSER, was born in Shelby
Co., Ohio, Dec. 6th, 1824 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza FEECE,
two miles south of Athens, Ind., Sept 28th, 1916, aged 91 years, 9 months and 21
She was united in marriage with Wesley HARTMAN April 5th, 1845. To this union were born nine children: Jacob [HARTMAN], Mary A. FEECE, Benjamin [HARTMAN], Rebecca J. BOWEN, Joseph [HARTMAN], Eliza FEECE, John W. [HARTMAN] and Henry J. [HARTMAN]. There was also a nephew, Andrew HARTMAN, whom she reared and cared for as her son. All survive except John W. and one son who died in infancy.
In the fall of 1864 she with the husband and children came to Indiana from Putnam Co., Ohio, and purchased a farm three miles southeast of Athens, Ind., where they lived until Dec 29th, 1897 when Mr. Hartman died. She became a Christian in early life uniting with the Christian church in 1870. As the infirmities of age cae upon her, she was deprived of many church privileges tho she never lost faith in God.
Aside from her children she leaves 57 grandchildren, 127 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one half-brother and a number of other relatives and friends who will greatly miss Grandma.
The funeral services were held in Mt. Hope church at Athens conducted by Rev. O. R. CRANE, pastor of the United Brethren church of Rochester and Athens.
Mrs. Mary BALDWIN and Mr. and Mrs. Herman CLELAND attended the funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman BALDWIN west of Argos Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday, November 7, 1916
William A. CORBETT, 59, died Sunday evening at his farm home, three miles
northeast of Rochester, after a long illness caused by tuberculosis. He passed
away on his birthday.
Mr. Corbett leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Charles SALES of Leiters and Mrs. Maude CORBETT at home. He also leaves a brother, Bert [CORBETT], of Indianapolis, a sister, Mrs. Julia HOOVER of Rochester, and his mother, Mrs. Nancy CORBETT of West 5th St.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge.
Mrs. Norman BALDWIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley IRVINE, who lives west of Argos, died Monday evening at the home of her parents, as a result of leakage of the heart. Mr. Baldwin was formerly a resident of this city and later of Mishawaka. Saturday the funeral of their infant son was held at the home near Argos.
Wednesday, November 8, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Bert CORBETT of Indianapolis have arrived to attend the funeral of his brother, the late Wm. CORBETT.
Thursday, November 9, 1916
Mrs. Lee BEEHLER and son Hubert [BEEHLER], returned Saturday from Hartford,
Ind., where they went to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. MOORE. - - -
Friday, November 10, 1916
The funeral of Mrs. BUMBARGER of Culver, who died Monday, was held here
Wednesday, services were conducted by Rev. SNIDER of Culver. Mrs. Bumbarger was
65 years of age and leaves, besides her husband, three daughters, two sons and
six grandchildren. - - - POPLAR GROVE ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Poplar Grove Cemetery, Union Twp.: John W. BUMBARGER, father, Dec 22, 1850 - Apr 4, 1932; Mary C. BUMBARGER, mother, May 20, 1852 - Oct 30, 1916]
Saturday, November 11, 1916
Jonathan DAWSON, 84, one of the oldest pioneer residents of Fulton county,
died Saturday morning at two o'clock at his home on West 9th St., a victim of
complications incidental to his advanced age.
Mr. Dawson passed quietly away and during his last hours suffered no pain whatever. All of the children were here. Deceased had been in poor health for several months due to liver trouble, but up to the last week, continued to enjoy life. Several years ago he underwent an operation for cataract and since then had considerable trouble in reading. Last August, Mr. Dawson suffered a slight stroke of paralysis.
Jonathan Dawson, son of James and Sarah BIDDLE DAWSON, was born near Newcastle, Pa., Dec 21, 1831 and came with his parents to Fulton Co., Indiana, in 1837, locating near lake Manitou. At that time this country was an almost unbroken forest, Indians and wild animals being the principal occupants. The following year, the family moved near to Akron where they cleared a farm where Mr. Dawson resided until 22 years of age. On May 1, 1854, he walked to Rochester, with only a few dollars in his pocket and began his career as a business man. He clerked six years in various general merchandise stores and was two years a member of the firm of DAWSON & STRADLEY, dry goods. In 1862 he formed a partnership with Dr. A. K. PLANK, as PLANK & DAWSON, and engaged in the drug business, later becoming sole proprietor, retiring in 1898 to a quiet home life.
Jonathan Dawson and Isabella Victoria KING were married in this city Sept. 18, 1856, by Rev. W. P. WATKINS, pastor of the Rochester Methodist Episcopal church, and continuously resided here, in 60 years occupying only three residences. To their union were born four children: Dr. Byron Francis DAWSON, of Corning, Calif., temporarily residing at Akron; Mary [DAWSON], died in 1860, aged one year; Mrs. Estella Edith SHELTON and George Vernon DAWSON, of Rochester. Mr. Dawson leaves six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Bessie HURST of this city was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Dawson, having been taken when three years of age.
Mr. Dawson's was an illustrious life of industry and thrift. He always avoided debt and lived within his income. For several years he was the heaviest individual tax payer in Fulton county. He did much for the upbuilding and improvement of Rochester and the county.
In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Dawson donated to the city of Rochester five acres of land within the city limits for park purposes which was named Dawson Park by the city council. In 1915, when the infirmities of age were bearing heavily upon them they made a partial division of their property among their children, that it might be properly cared for.
Mr. Dawson never held membership in any lodge nor occupied any political office. He was 10 years a member of the county council and 10 years a town school trustee. He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church of Rochester for half a century.
Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER of the Baptist church in charge. Interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Samuel A. HOOVER 68 [58?], a native of Fulton county, died this week at the home of a sister in Portland, Ore., where, with his family, he moved from near Akron last spring.
Mrs. J. C. WALTERS received word of the death of her cousin, Mrs. Jim
AUGHENBAUGH, of Claypool. She left a baby two hours old. Mrs. Walters attended
the funeral Sunday at Palestine. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Indiana Cemeteries, Palestine Cemetery, Harrison Twp.: James J. AUGHINBAUGH, Nov 16, 1879 - Apr 26, 1959; Anna E. AUGHINBAUGH, wife of James J., 1877-1916]
Andrew AULT was born in Belmont county, September 16th, 1834 and departed
this life in Marion county, O., October 2, 1916, aged 82 years and 16 days.
He was united in marriage to Martha BELL in February, 1864. To this union nine children were born: Edwin S. [AULT] of Fremont, O.; Mrs. G. M. NICKERSON of Edison, O.; Andrew T. [AULT] of Pinkerington, O.; Mrs. Harley BRADEN and Harvey J. [AULT], of Marion, O.; Mrs. James KIRK of Shelby, O.; Mrs. W. C. BAIRD of Caledonia, O.; and Mrs. James S. COX and A. Wayne [AULT] of Iberia, O., all of whom mourn the loss of a loving father. Besides the children who survive, are one sister of Claridon, one brother in Arkansas, one in Indiana and one in Nebraska, twenty-five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, his wife having preceded him in death Oct 15, 1909.
He was a soldier in the Civil war, having served with Co. D, 82d Ohio Volunteers, having enlisted Nov 19, 1861, and receiving his final discharge July 24, 1865. He served his country three years, eight months and five days, without being wounded, arrested or captured, and having been enlisted and discharged twice.
Andrew Ault was a brother of Henry AULT of Rochester and has other relatives in this county. Years ago the deceased was a resident of Union township.
Deceased was converted about nineteen years ago, during a series of meetings held at the U.B. church of Climax. He united with the church and remained faithful until God called him to his reward.
Monday, November 13, 1916
The funeral of the late Jonathan DAWSON was held from the house on West Ninth
St., at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. G. C. CHANDLER in charge, with
interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery. Among those from out of the city who were here
to attend were Mr. and Mrs. Eli MENDENALL, of Liberty Center; Mr. and Mrs. S. D.
DAWSON of Logansport; Dr. and Mrs. B. F. DAWSON, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
HELTZEL, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Ray CARR, of east of Rochester and Bernie
WALLACE of Peru. Many were present at the last services.
Tuesday, November 14, 1916
Mary Martha IRWIN, daughter of Thomas Wesley and Rosetta IRWIN, was born Dec
3, 1889 and passed to her reward Nov 7, 1916, aged 26 yrs, 11 mo and four days.
She was united in marriage to Norman A. BALDWIN of Mishawaka, April 10, 1915. To this union was born a little son, Wendell Wesley [BALDWIN], who preceded the mother in death. They began housekeeping in Mishawaka, but the constant care and tender devotion of a loving husband and friends could not keep away illness. In a little more than a year, her health became such that it was thought best for her to return to her parents' home where she patiently bore her sufferings to the end.
Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves her parents, five sisters, Nellie M. QUIVEY, Nettie E. LELAND, Ila E. JONES, Nova F. [IRWIN] and Cristol D. [IRWIN]; three brothers, Elmer O. [IRWIN], Herschel J. [IRWIN] and Francis A. [IRWIN], and many other relatives and friends. Two infant sisters and a brother, Arthur [IRWIN], eight years old, died before her.
Mary experienced a conversion in the Poplar Grove church when only 10 years of age. She was united in a probationary relation to the church and in the following spring was received into full membership at Richland Center. She afterwards united with the Santa Anna Methodist Protestant church by letter, and was a member of this church at the time of her death. She was a zealous Christian worker. She had served the church as Sunday school superintendent for nearly four years when she was married and moved to Mishawaka. She fully understood that the time of her departure was at hand and her last request on earth was that her friends might live prepared to meet her in heaven.
Funeral services were conducted from the Santa Anna church Thursday afternoon, Nov 9, 1916, Rev. A. L. TETRICK and A. L. VERMILLION. Interment at the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Wednesday, November 15, 1916
William BRINEY, 74, an old soldier, died at his home on West Fourth Street,
at 7:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning.
Death followed a two years illness of a complication of dropsy, heart trouble and cancer. He leaves besides his second wife, Cynthia [BRINEY], a son, Melviedore [BRINEY], a brother, Jacob [BRINEY] and two sisters, Mrs. Catherine WASHINGTON of this city and another now residing in Oregon.
Funeral at the home Friday at 11:00 a.m., Rev. G. C. CHANDLER officiating. Interment in Jordan cemetery, north of Richland Center.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Marshall County Indiana Cemeteries, Jordan Cemetery, Green Twp.: William BRINEY, Co D 58 OVI, Mar 3, 1841 - Nov 15, 1916; Lucretia A. BABCOCK BRINEY, May 15, 1845 - Mar 21, 1909]
Thursday, November 16, 1916
The Wm. BRINEY funeral will be held at one o'clock p.m. Friday instead of 11:00 a.m.
Mrs. Ruth GREEN of Culver attended the funeral of Mrs. HORGESHEIMER at Delong
Friday. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Mrs. Edward HORGESHIMER passed away Tuesday evening at the family residence
near Delong after a short illness. The funeral was held at the Delong Reform
church in charge of Rev. MARTZ, Friday morning. Interment at Leiters Ford. - - -
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: Edward HORGESHIMER, 1864-1946; Catharine HORGESHIMER, 1864-1916]
Henry HARPSTER of Pulaski county died Saturday night. Funeral services Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Friday, November 17, 1916
William P. REED, 77, for 19 years sexton of the Citizens cemetery, died
Friday morning at six o'clock at his home on West 4th Street, a victim of
complications due to old age. A few minutes before he passed away, he sat up in
bed and questioned his housekeeper, Mrs. Jane OSBORN, regarding conditions about
the home. He had been ill for several months.
Left an orphan when nine years of age, Mr. Reed by frugal living, died leaving property worth $15,000 or more, which will be divided among nephews and nieces. It is said Mrs. Osborn will also be rewarded for taking care of Mr. Reed during the past three years. Mrs. Reed died three years ago, while visiting relatives in Logansport. They were childless. Mr. Reed leaves one sister, Mrs. Nancy STEM, of near Fulton.
He was born on a small farm, west of the city, which he later purchased. About 15 years ago he moved to Rochester, after always having lived on a farm, where he made his money. He was affiliated with no church or lodge.
Funeral Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home.
Saturday, November 18, 1916
While at the dinner table Friday, Lafayette FENSTERMAKER, 63, a well known
farmer living northeast of Rochester, suffered a stroke of paralysis which
caused his death 12 hours later. Mr. Fenstermaker had been in the best of health
and spent the morning shucking corn. After the attack, which was his second in
15 years, he was able to recognize members of the family for several hours and
then gradually sank to death.
Mr. Fenstermaker was born in Hancock Co., Ohio, Dec 27, 1852, and came here when about seven years old with his parents, George and Eliza FENSTERMAKER, who are both dead. Thirty-eight years ago, Mr. Fenstermaker went back to Ohio where he married Miss Etta BRICKMAN, returning to Fulton county to settle on a farm east of Rochester. They were the parents of five children, four of whom are living: Mrs. Viola FUNK of near Rochester, Mrs. Mada BOWMAN who lives northeast of Rochester, W. L. FENSTERMAKER of Kokomo and Roy FENSTERMAKER, who lives at home. He leaves one brother, Allen FENSTERMAKER of Hammond, Ind. The wife is living.
During his residence here, Mr. Fenstermaker was closely identified with the Pleasant Valley church serving a number of years as trustee and for the last 12 years as janitor. Funeral, Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Pleasant Valley church. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery in Rochester.
Services in memory of the late Jonathan DAWSON will be held at the Baptist church Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Tributes of respect will be given by local men. Special music has been arranged for the occasion.
Wm. BRINEY, born in Seneca Co., Ohio, March 3, 1841, died Nov 15, 1916, of
complications incident to old age, aged 75 years, eight months and 12 days.
He enlisted in the 58th Ohio Regiment in 1861, serving until the close of the war. He was in battles at Chikasaw Bayou, Memphis, Vicksburg, Shiloh and in many other engagements. Subsequently discharged in 1865.
He married his first wife, Lucretia BABCOCK on May 7, 1871. To this union six children were born. All of them preceded him to the spirit world except his eldest son, Melvidore [BRINEY] who with his children was present at the obsequies. His first wife died in March 1909. On Oct 18,1909, he married Cynthia COREY who survives.
Wm. Briney united with the Baptist church at Jordan, Jan 27, 1878 being baptized by Elder McGRAW. Of this church he remained a member to the last.
In 1901, he with his wife Lucretia moved to Rochester where they resided until both passed away. He was a member of the G.A.R. which organization took part in the funeral services. Rev. G. C. CHANDLER assisted by Rev. A. S. WARRINER officiated. Interment at Jordan cemetery.
Monday, November 20, 1916
Many were present at the memorial service in honor of the late Jonathan
DAWSON at the Baptist church Sunday morning, when Rev. G. C. CHANDLER, Mrs. John
D. HOLMAN and Mrs. Geo. HOLMAN told of their regard for the deceased.
The tribute paid by the speakers showed Mr. Dawson to have been one of the church's foremost workers, and a citizen to be desired by any community. "Crossing the Bar," by a vocal quartet, made up of Mrs. J. Ralph BROWNE, Miss Louise GIBBONS, Harvey CHANDLER and Frank BRYANT was well rendered.
George MILLER, 93, a resident of Fulton county since 1862, died Sunday
evening at 8:15 o'clock, at his home on E. Ninth St., a victim of complications
due to advanced age. Until a week before his death, Mr. Miller had been in the
best of health and was on the street every day. He walked to the polls on
election day and attended the gum burning on the following Saturday night.
George Miller was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, April 18, 1824. In 1838 he moved with his parents to Prebel county, Ohio. When about 25 years of age, he came to Miami county, Indiana, where he purchased government land. In 1850, he married Hester A. HIGHT, who died August 8, 1902. They were the parents of 10 children, four of whom are dead, Willis [MILLER], Birdie [MILLER], Norah [MILLER] and Henry [MILLER]. The children who survive are John MILLER, Mrs. Ben OLIVER, Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR, Gideon MILLER, Clem V. MILLER and Mrs. Frank ONSTOTT, all of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved from Miami county to this county in 1862, and in 1879, to Rochester. In 1903, Mr. Miller married Catherine SHELTON, who survives.
The death of Mr. Miller marks the passing of a pioneer citizen who amassed an estate, estimated at $35,000, thru hard work and investment in land. Altho he got but little from home, Mr. Miller took care of his earnings, never contracted any bad habits and was a good provider. His dealings were alwasy marked with business acumen. Taking pride in the fulfillment of his
promises, he often called attention to the fact that no man had ever called
him before a court of justice.
He was active practically up to the day of his death and the lawn and shrubbery surrounding his home, which was the pride of the neighborhood, had his constant attention. He took an active interest in politics and worked for the interest of the democratic party. He never affiliated with any lodge or church but an active, clean life was responsible for his longevity and avoidance of second childhood, which is the fate of many.
Funeral at the home, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. WRIGHT and Rev. George PULLMAN in charge.
Tuesday, November 21, 1916
Mrs. L. M. LYTLE of Chicago who was here to attend the funeral of the late Wm. REED, went today to Macy to visit relatives.
Wednesday, November 22, 1916
The funeral of the late Geo. B. MILLER was held at the home on East Ninth St., Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Geo. PULLMAN and Rev. WRIGHT in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery. Among those from out of the city who were here to attend were O. N. [MILLER] and Mrs. Elizabeth MILLER of Chicago, Melvin [HIGHT], Chas. [HIGHT] and George HIGHT of Kokomo, Clarance MILLER of Lafayette, Mr. and Mrs. Bert BECKER of Lima, Ohio, Miss Della MILLER of Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. John HOOVER of Chicago.
Thursday, November 23, 1916
Mrs. Bert HISEY and Mrs. Levi YOUNG went today to Logansport to attend the funeral of the late George MOORE.
Friday, November 24, 1916 to Saturday, November 25, 1916
Monday, November 27, 1916
W. A. HOWARD received word Monday morning of the death Sunday of his brother-in-law, W. H. ROUGHTON, at his home in Urbana, Ill. Mr. Roughton, who was chief of the Urbana fire department, died from injuries sustained 10 days ago when his legs were crushed under a big fire truck. Mr. Howard will leave Monday evening for Urbana to attend the funeral Tuesday.
Argos, Ind., Nov. 27 -- Jud MESSERSMITH, 28, Nickle Plate brakeman, and a son of Henry MESSERSMITH of Plymouth, died at Ft. Wayne Sunday as a result of injuries sustained when he fell from his freight train at South Whitley Saturday. He was single and resided here.
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. William WYANT of near Germany died Monday.
Tuesday, November 28, 1916
Mrs. Ray WOODCOX, 31, wife of a well known young farmer living on the Wm.
HANNA farm, six miles southwest of the city, died Tuesday morning at 5:30
o'clock, an hour after having given birth to a son, who is still living.
Orpha ANDERSON WOODCOX was a daughter of Mrs. Alice ANDERSON of Kewanna. Her father, Philip ANDERSON, died about three years ago. Ten years ago, the fourth of last March, she was married to Ray WOODCOX, and had borne him four children: Jennie [WOODCOX] nine, Cecil [WOODCOX] six, Robert [WOODCOX] two and the infant. Besides the mother, husband and children, there survive two brothers, Oren ANDERSON of Kewanna, and Milton ANDERSON of near Leiters Ford. Mrs. Woodcox was a member of the Kewanna Baptist church.
Funeral Thursday afternoon at two o'clock in the Baptist church here, with Rev. J. M. KENDALL of Kewanna, in charge. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Wednesday, November 29, 1916
W. H. STACY was summoned Monday to Bellfontaine, Ohio, by the death of his father, W. N. STACY of that city. No particulars have been received here but it is thot that the funeral took place Wednesday.
Wm. HOWARD has returned from Urbana, Ill., where he attended the funeral of his brother-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. BANEY were called to Akron on account of the death of Mr.
Baney's father who was past 81 years old. Funeral Thursday at Akron, at 10
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Akron Cemetery, Henry Twp.: William BANEY, Aug 17, 1835 - Nov 27, 1916; Ruth A. BANEY, his wife, Nov 25, 1835 - Nov 17, 1909]
Thursday, November 30, 1916
[no paper - holiday]
Friday, December 1, 1916
Russell STACY spent Thanksviging with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. STACY, returning to Lafayette where he is attending Purdue. He attended the funeral of his grandfather, W. N. STACY, at Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Saturday, December 2, 1916
Many from here attended the funeral of Charles MOW at Richland Center
Saturday forenoon. - - - SAND HILL ITEMS.
Monday, December 4, 1916
Dal WAYMIRE, cousin of Harvey WAYMIRE of this city, was instantly killed at Peru, Sunday evening at eight o'clock when thrown from his motorcycle, striking the pavement on the head. Death was caused by a fractured scull. The young man was riding in the center of the interurban tracks and on attempting to avoid a car, his wheel skidded when it struck the rail.
The funeral of William H. VANKIRK, 68, who died Friday evening at his home
west of Leiters, was held Sunday afternoon at the Reform church in Delong. Mr.
Vankirk had been assessor of that township for the last two years. His successor
will be appointed by County Auditor SMITH. Mr. Vankirk leaves six children.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: William H. VanKIRK, 1848-1916; Arabelle VanKIRK, 1859-1913]
Reuben DARR and Mrs. Catherine WENGER went today to Union City, Ohio, to attend the funeral of the late Eldon WISE.
Tuesday, December 5, 1916
Wednesday, December 6, 1916
Within the brief space of six weeks, death has called again at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John MYERS. On May 10th, Floyd [MYERS], an infant son, was taken from their home, and on Nov. 30th, Jesse, the second son, was called, after an illness covering 24 weeks. Jesse Allen MYERS was born in Fulton county, Dec. 21, 1898, and died at Leiters Nov 30, 1916, age 17 years, 11 months and nine days. He received his schooling here, graduating from common schools, but was compelled to give up his school work in the middle of his freshman year of high school, account the weakness of his eyes. He had a record for punctuality, having gained three yearly rolls of honor. He leaves to mourn their loss a father, mother, three brothers, August [MYERS], Lloyd [MYERS] and Floyd [MYERS] [sic], two sisters, Florence [MYERS] and Margaret [MYERS], a grandmother, and several other relatives.
Thursday, December 7, 1916
Alfred HIZER, 90, died Sunday at his home near Grass Creek and was buried Tuesday in the Grass Creek cemetery. Mr. Hiser was the oldest resident of Wayne twp.
Friday, December 8, 1916
William VanKIRK died Friday night at the home of his son, Edward [VanKIRK],
after an illness of about a week. Mr. VanKirk has long been a resident of Delong
and will be missed in this community and church. Funeral was held Sunday
afternoon at the Reform church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. MARTZ. Interment
at Leiters Fod cemetery. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were
James WILSON and wife, Miss Bell VanKIRK of Kewanna, Erwin VanKIRK and
family of Twelve Mile and Miss Mae VanKIRK of Chicago. - - - DELONG ITEMS.
Jesse MYERS, son of Mr. and Mrs. John MYERS, died Thursday morning. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the M.E. church. - - - LEITERS FORD ITEMS.
Saturday, December 9, 1916
Mrs. Lemuel POWELL, a pioneer of Bethlehem township, is dead at her home in
Logansport. The funeral was held Saturday at Fletchers Lake.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Fletcher's Lake Cemetery, Wayne Twp.: Lemuel POWELL, 1834-1918; Mary M. POWELL, 1839-1916]
Monday, December 11, 1916
Major Albert Henry SKINNER, 61, former owner of the bookstore now conducted
by A. L. CARTER and CO., died Monday morning about nine o'clock, a victim of
sciatic rheumatism. He had been ill for about two months but Sunday sat up in
bed and seemed much better. Monday morning he suddenly fainted, the attack going
to his heart.
Mr. Skinner had been a resident of Rochester ever since his father,William SKINNER, and he purchased the WEST SIDE hotel in 1881. After the death of the father about 20 years ago, Mr. Skinner bought the ERIE hotel which he owned for a number of years, later buying a bookstore of A. T. BITTERS, which he owned until a year ago last May.
He was born in Amherst, Mass., Jan 19, 1855, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. William Skinner. With his parents he came to Indianapolis when very young, several years later moving back to Vermont. In the Seventies, the family again moved to Indiana buying a hotel at Peru, Ind. A. H. Skinner leaves a wife, Mary PAIGE SKINNER, and one daughter, Miss Bessie SKINNER. He was a cousin of the famous actor, Otis SKINNER.
Mr. Skinner was a prominent member of two local orders, the Masons, being a Knight Templar, and of the Red Men of which order he was secretary, when he died. He served several years as secretary of the Masonic lodge.
Major Skinner took a great interest in the problems of national defense and was known state wide for a number of years as a member of the National Guard. He enlisted first in a company at Peru later coming to Rochester where in August 1887, he was selected as second lieutenant in the local company, when organized. In the Pullman strike in 1893, he was captain and during the Spanish-American war served as major, which title he held when placed on the retired list several years later. During the recent Mexican crisis, Mr. Skinner was local representative of Indianapolis military men who had the interest of their country at heart.He was also a member of the American legion.
Funeral arrangements later.
According to word received here Sunday night by Mrs. I. L. BABCOCK, Mrs.
Jessie JOHNSON, 57, died of pneumonia in an Alliance, Neb. hospital Sunday and
her body is being sent here for burial.
She was the widow of the late Oscar JOHNSON and a sister of Mrs. H. WAGONER, east of the city, whose home she recently left to visit a daughter, Mrs. C. D. RIDER, in Nebraska. She formerly resided in Fulton county, but of late years had been living with relatives.
She leaves a daughter and son in California, the daughter in Alliance and four brothers. She was a member of the Lady Maccabees. Funeral arrangements later.
M. D. HILL, a well known merchant in Deedsville, died Saturday, a victim of
heart trouble. He was a nephew of the late Dr. Wm. HILL.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Deedsville I.O.O.F. cemetery, Union Twp.: Marvin D. HILL, Oct 19, 1877 - Dec 8, 1916; Carrie POWNALL HILL, his wife, May 15, 1881 - Mar 28, 1964]
Dan JONES, aged about 73, father of Chas. T. [JONES] and Roy JONES, Mrs. Mary CLIFTON, Mrs. Meade HAIMBAUGH, Mrs. Garland CLYMER, Mrs. Allen UMBAUGH and Mrs. George BLACKETOR, died at the Woodlawn hospital at one o'clock of complications, after several weeks illness. Fneral arrangements later.
Mary E. SCOTT was born in Fulton Co., Ind., Dec 29, 1869 and died Nov 28, 1916, at Centralia, Okla. She was married to Fred BEEHLER at Rochester, Ind., Sept 18, 1887. She had been sick over a year and all that medical skill and loving hands could do, was done, but to no avail. She leaves to mourn her loss three sisters, two sons, a daughter, husband and a host of friends.
Tuesday, December 12, 1916
The funeral services for the late Daniel JONES, 73, who died Monday afternoon
at Woodlawn hospital, will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, in the
home on N. Pontiac St. Burial in Reichter cemetery. Members of the Talma and
Rochester I.O.O.F. lodges will attend in a body. Rev. FOSTER of Tippecanoe will
Mr. Jones who had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mary CLIFTON, on No. Fulton Ave., for several years, had been in fair health for some time previous to his demise, but failing gradually for the past few weeks, his condition became critical two weeks ago when he was removed to the hospital for treatment of uraemic poisoning. The culmination of his illness occurred shortly after noon on Monday when he died at the hospital. His daughter, Mrs. Clifton and several other children were with him at the time of his death.
Daniel Jones, one of the foremost among the representative farmers of Newcastle township, was born in Marshall county, Ind., Feb. 12, 1843. His early advantages were such as the sons of pioneer farmers usually have. He obtained sufficient book knowledge while attending the log cabin school to enable him to secure license to teach about the time he became of age. He taught one term of school, went to Omaha, Neb., and hired to the general government, first serving in the quartermaster's department and lastly as teamster. His train was engaged in hauling supplies to the forts and garrisons located in the Black hills and in points in Wyoming. In the winter of 1865 he returned to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and was discharged.
Returning home, he purchased 22 acres of land and engaged in farming in Marshall county, and resided there till 1872, when he sold out and bought a farm of 169-1/2 acres, one mile from Bloomingsburg. There he long resided. In 1882 Mr. Jones was elected township trustee by the democrats and was re-elected in 1884. During his regime a new Bloomingsburg school house was erected and such other public imprivements made as seemed most desirable. His service was such as a conscientious, conservative man would be expected to render and his administration is pointed to as one of the successful ones in the history of the township.
In August, 1872, Mr. Jones married in this county Amelia HOLMAN, a daughter
of Charles HOLMAN, and a sister of George HOLMAN, of Rochester. Their children
are: Charles [JONES], Newcastle Twp., Leroy [JONES] of Akron, Mrs. CLIFTON of
Rochester, Mrs. Meade HAIMBAUGH of Newcastle Twp., Mrs. Garland CLYMER, Mrs.
Allen UMBAUGH and Mrs. George BLACKETOR. Mr. Jones' father, Tyra JONES, was a
prominent and popular farmer of Marshall county for many years. He was born in
Pennsylvania, reared in Ohio and married in Crawford county, Ohio. He came to
Indiana in 1829, the year the Indians were removed from Fulton county. He
settled in Marshall county, where he was very successful, and died there in
1878, aged 70, leaving an estate of 400 acres, which he had cleared himself. His
wife was Sarah AMES, who died in 1880 at 68. Her surviving children were: Jordan
[JONES], Harriet [JONES], Benton [JONES], Sarah [JONES], Daniel [JONES], Mary
[JONES], Kline [JONES] and Clara [JONES]. Mr. Jones was a member of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the K.O.T.M. fraternities, being a charter
member of Talma lodge I.O.O.F. He was also a member of the Talma Christian
The surviving brothers and sisters are Jordan JONES of Culver, Perry O. JONES of Plymouth, Mrs. Mary KLINE of Argos and Mrs. Clara IZZARD of Rochester.
The funeral of the late Major A. H. SKINNER will be held from the house Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. The Red Men will be in charge of the burial services at the I.O.O.F. cemetry. The body may be viewed at the house Wednesday between the hours of 10 and 12.
The will of Alfred HIZER who died last week at his home near Grass Creek was
filed Tuesday in the circuit court, the aged man leaving all his property to two
sons, Hiram [HIZER] and John HIZER who are named executors.
The will recalls the HIZER-SNYDER murder trial in this county which occurred nine years ago, Alfred HIZER leaving 50 acres of land to Hiram Hizer, saying in the will that he did so, because Hiram used all of his money to defend his son Alfred [HIZER], Jr., when the latter was on trial for his life. Twenty acres are given to John E. HIZER, because the latter took care of his father.
The following children are given one dollar each on the ground that they shared equally in their mother's estate: Joseph [HIZER] and Nathan HIZER, Susan ARMSTRONG, Anna ACKERMAN and Lucy McLOCHLIN. Several of the children a year ago tried to have a guardian appointed for Mr. Hizer, but they lost the case in court.
Wednesday, December 13, 1916
Thursday, December 14, 1916
Word has been received here by Mrs. Stewart HASLETT of the death of her
uncle, Joseph McKEE, 78, of Michigan City, Tuesday. He leaves a wife and seven
children. He was formerly a resident of this city but removed to Michigan City
when he received an appointment as prison guard. Mr. McKee was a brother of the
late Burdette McKEE of this city.
The funeral services of David WILLIAMS was held at the Christian church Saturday at 10 a.m. Mr. Williams had been an invalid for several years. Burial was made at Bethel, east of here. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. Orbie BRYANT attended the funeral of Mrs. Bryant's grandfather, Daniel JONES, at Rochester Wednesday. - - - MACY ITEMS.
Friday, December 15, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. P. O. JONES went to Rochester Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother, Daniel [JONES], who died Monday afternoon in Woodlawn hospital. In ten months Mr. Jones has lost two sisters, a sister-in-law and a brother. -- Plymouth Democrat.
Saturday, December 16, 1916
Mrs. Lucy Agnes RANS, 47, wife of Frank RANS, retired farmer, of Marshtown
and a sister of Frank MARSH of Rochester, died Friday evening at 8:30 at the
Woodlawn hospital where she had been confined for the last three weeks.
Mrs. Rans underwent an operation at Peru over a month ago for appendicitis and gall stones and the complications which followed caused her death. After being taken home from Peru, she was removed to the local hospital where it was thought for a time that she would recover.
Mrs. Rans was born September 19, 1869, at Marshtown the daughter of Wilson and Katherine MARSH. Mrs. Marsh is now living at Marshtown. In March, 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Rans were married. They were the parents of two sons, John [RANS] and Edgar [RANS] who are living. Mrs.Rans was one of five daughters and three sons. She leaves two brothers, the last of the family, Frank MARSH of Rochester and Searing MARCH of Marshtown. A brother, James MARSH and a sister, Mrs. Samuel EASTERDAY died during the early part of the year.
Funeral arrangements later.
G. A. BLEMLEY, a former resident of Rochester, where he was employed by the
Rochester Bridge Co., is dead at his home in Princeton, Ind., as the result of
injuries sustained Thursday afternoon when a wagon in which he was riding was
struck by a passenger train. Frank SLOAN, 15, was also probably fatally injured
in the same accident.
Mr. Blemley was well known here, where he lived for several years and then moved to Princeton, buying a meat market. The accident occurred when Blemley, with two employees, was returning to the shop from his slaughter house. Another man jumped on the wagon before the accident but when the train was seen, two leaped to safety. Blemley and Sloan leaped directly in front of the train. The former lived until Friday night. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral Monday afternoon at the home.
Princeton papers say that the men did not know a train was coming because the crossing bell failed to work.
Mrs. Jennie JOHNSON, daughter of the late James and Malinda VanLUE, was born
near Athens, Indiana, January 22, 1857, died December 10, 1916, age 57 [?]
years, 10 months and 17 days. She died at the St. Joseph hospital, Alliance,
Neb., where she had gone to visit her daughter, Mrs. C. D. RIDER.
She was united in marriage with Oscar F. JOHNSON, June 4, 1881. To this union
were born six children, Mrs. C. D. RIDER, Alliance, Neb., J. F. JOHNSON, and
Mrs. O. H. PETERSON of San Pedro, Calif., Florence [JOHNSON], dying at the age
of 27 years, Fay [JOHNSON] aged six and Oscar [JOHNSON] dying in infancy. Oscar
F. JOHNSON, the husband, father, died Nov 1, 1912.
Mrs. Johnson was well and favorable known. She spent her girlhood days and early married life in this community, but since the death of her husband, she has made her home with her children in the West. She spent the latter part of the past summer with her sister, Mrs. Henry WAGONER, of Athens, leaving her only a month ago for Alliance, Neb. She leaves one son, two daughters, two grandchildren, one sister and four brothers. She was a member of the Manitou Review of the Ladies of the Maccabees, of Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services in The Church of God Chapel, Athens,Wednesday at 2:30, conducted by Rev. H. M. RIGGLE. Interment in Athens cemetery.
Charlie Cecil MOW was the youngest son of Adam H. and Harriet MOW. He was
born August 8, 1872 in Fulton county near Richland Center, Indiana, and died
Wednesday, November 22, 1916, aged 44 years, three months and 14 days. He was
sick for over a year with anaemia and was confined to his bed for just 10 weeks
preceding his death.
He married Clara F. HARPSTER Sept 30, 1896. With the exception of about five years, he spent his married life on the farm of the Harpster homestead where he died. He leaves his wife, sons, Samuel D. [MOW], Walter A. [MOW], James W. [MOW], daughters, Helen I. [MOW], Alice R. [MOW] and Harriet E. [MOW]. A son, Loring A. [MOW] and a daughter Naomi L. [MOW] preceded him dying in infancy. He also leaves four brothers, Samuel J. [MOW] of Cornelius, Ore., David B. [MOW], Marion L. [MOW] and Grant [MOW] of the immediate vicinity; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza LAWSON of Batavia, Arkansas and Mrs. Sattie WEIR of the neighborhood.
He was converted to God's ways 12 years ago during the pastorate of Rev. J. K. WAJANT. He had belonged to the National Horse Thief Detective Association of Fulton county for several years.
Funeral services were held from M.E. Church at Richland Center Saturday morning, Nov 25 at 10:30, the Rev. H. D. DICK of Argos officiating. Burial in Odd Fellows cemetery at same place.
Wm. Henry VanKIRK, son of Geo. and June VanKIRK, was born Feb. 24, 1848 at
Marshallville, Ohio. He came to Indiana with his parents in 1851, and when a
young man, taught school for a number of years.
He was married to Arabelle BRUGH, Aug 2, 1877. To this union were born 11 children, four of whom with their mother, preceded him in death.
He united with the M.E. church and later became one of the charter members of the Delong Trinity Reformed church of which he was a faithful adherent, filling various offices. He was an Elder at the time of his death.
Mr. Vankirk was Assessor of Aubbeenaubbee twp., and was a respected and trustworthy Christian citizen.
The funeral was conducted at Trinity Reformed church, Delong, by D. E. MARTZ, his pastor, and attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Interment at Leiters Ford.
Monday, December 18, 1916
Word has been received here to the effect that Frank SLOAN, who was also injured in the Princeton accident which proved fatal to G. A. BLEMLEY, formerly of Rochester, has died. The Blemley funeral took place Monday.
After a long illness, Mrs. Leah REAM, wife of William REAM, 76, died Sunday
afternoon at 1:40 at the home, corner Jefferson and 13th Streets. All of the
children were there when the end came. Mrs. Ream's death was caused by dropsy
and heart trouble. She had been in poor health for the past two years.
Mrs. Ream was the mother of eight children, three of whom died very young. The surviving children are: Mrs. Emma BEAL, city; Mrs. Mellie WERTZBERGER, Tulsa, Okla; Manford [REAM], John [REAM] and George REAM, all of this city. The husband also survives.
Leah FISHER was born in Ohio, November 7th, 1840. She was left an orphan at an early age and came to Indiana, settling near Bremen. When 18 years of age, she came here to live with Mr. and Mrs. John PLUNK until she married William REAM, May 5, 1841. Besides the children, Mrs. Ream leaves nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lydia CONRAD of Trinidad, Colo. Mrs. Ream was converted at Salem church in 1860, when she united with the Evangelical denomination of which she remained a member.
Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the home, Rev. George PULLMAN in charge.
Dr. Samuel R. FISH, 72, of Talma, died Monday morning at 9:15 after a short
illness. He became ill Sunday evening at 10 o'clock as the result of a slight
stroke of paralysis, from which he never rallied.
Dr. Fish was one of the oldest and best known physicians in this county. Spending practically all of his life in Newcastle township, with the exception of two years at Mentone, he had been a caller at one time or another into nearly every home in that part of the county. His death removed the last physician in that township. Dr. Fish was the father of 11 children, nine of whom are living. He was married four times, his last wife surviving. Mrs. Milton KESSLER and Mrs. Frank DRUDGE, of this county, are daughters. Dr. Clyde FISH of North Liberty, Indiana, is a son and a number of the remaining children live in the Western states.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Reichter Cemetery, Newcastle Twp.: Dr. S. R. FISH, July 24, 1844 - Nov 18, 1916; Susannah FISH, wife of Dr. S.R., July 24, 1848 - Feb 24, 1881, ae 33y-7m; Mary FISH, wife of Dr. S.R., Feb 20, 1856 - Oct 10, 1896, ae 40y-7m-10d.
Miss Myrtle HENDERSON received word at 2:30 p.m., Monday of the death of her uncle, W. M. MADDUX, of Columbus, O., and may attend the funeral Tuesday. Mr. Maddux married a sister of Mrs. E. J. HENDERSON and was known here. He attended the funeral of the late E. J. HENDERSON.
Tuesday, December 19, 1916
Christmas won't be very cheery for William EDDINGTON, but tiny little Merriam
[EDDINGTON], his day old daughter, will never know the grief that is his.
When the stork brought the baby to the Eddington home in a wagon house, hidden in the woods on the Jacob CRABILL farm, south of the Burton church, Monday evening, the Grim
Reaper came too and took away the mother, Merriam HALES EDDINGTON, not yet 23
years old. A case of grip, together with the confinement, proved fatal, despite
the aid of two Rochester doctors. She had been seriously ill for several days,
becoming delirious in the last 48 hours. Her case is like several others in the
county which have puzzled the local physicians.
William EDDINGTON, who formerly lived in this county, and who had been married twice before, met the girl who later became his wife while both were working in a soldiers' home at Dayton, O., he being a veteran of the Spanish-American war. She was the daughter of a Christian minister, who is now in Liverpool, England. Her step-mother, three half-brothers and three half-sisters, reside in Stonington, Ky., where they came from abroad after the war started. In November, the Eddingtons came to Rochester, he securing employment on the Crabill farm, and buying a wagon house for their home. It was kept well stocked, clean and neat, and happiness reigned until death entered.
Funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. in Burton church. Interment in South Germany cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah HOFFMAN, widow of Frank HOFFMAN, former Argos banker, died Monday afternoon at the home in Argos after a long illness. She passed away two years and two days after the death of her husband. Mrs. Hoffman leaves a son and daughter, Roscoe [HOFFMAN] and Mrs. Bertha GROSSMAN.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd MILLER of west of the city died shortly after birth Tuesday.
Arthur REAM of South Bend is here to attend the funeral of his grandmother, the late Mrs. William REAM.
Wednesday, December 20, 1916
Thursday, December 21, 1916
Oswald S. SNAPP, 56, owner of a grocery on East 9th Street, died Wednesday
evening at 10:30 after an illness starting the middle of April. Mr. Snapp was a
victim of Brights disease. He leaves a wife and a son, Cecil [SNAPP], who helps
conduct the store.
Mr. and Mrs. Snapp and son moved to Fulton county from Georgetown, Ill., 15 years ago locating on a farm southwest of Rochester. After 12 years there, he purchased the grocery store on 9th street, formerly owned by EWING BROTHERS.
Mr. Snapp was born in Georgetown, Ill., April 15, 1860 and was the last of a family of three children. His parents are dead. When a young man, Mr. Snapp learned telegraphy, serving for 25 years at Georgetown as telegraph operator and agent for the B. and O. railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Snapp were married February 27, 1893. They were the parents of one child, the son.
Mr. Snapp was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, the Modern Woodmen and of the Code of Honor. In politics he was a life long republican. Funeral Friday afternoon at two o'clock, at the Presbyterian church, Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte in charge.
Mrs. Catherine BECK, 42, died at her home one-half mile north of Rochester at one o'clock Thursday afternoon as the result of a stroke of paralysis, suffered in Rochester Tuesday afternoon while she was visiting her daughter, Miss Verda, at the Arlington hotel. She never regained consciousness. She leaves besides her husband, Sanford BECK, two daughters, Mrs. Rollin PONTIUS of Warsaw, and Miss Verda [BECK] of this city, one son, Charles [BECK], and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements later.
A number of local Masons, including R. C. JOHNSON, W.M., A. C. DAVISSON, Mel HAY, Walter CAFFYN, John CHAMBERS, A. P. COPELAND, Mahlon BELL and several others motored to Talma Thursday morning, where they had charge of the funeral of the late Dr. Samuel FISH. Burial in Reichter cemetery, near Talma.
T. J. WORTHINGTON is at Argos on account of the death of a sister. - - - AKRON ITEMS.
Grandma WILLIAMS, who has been ill for some time passed away at her home Saturday evening. Funeral was held Tuesday at the U.B. church. - - - FULTON ITEMS.
Friday, December 22, 1916
Mrs. N. R. STONER was the recipient of two pieces of bad news this week when she heard of the death of two aunts. The first, Mrs. Savenia HATTABAUGH, 82, of Green county, was buried Tuesday. The second, Mrs. Mahalla CONNER, 79, of Sullivan, will be buried Saturday afternoon. Both were her father's sisters and had visited here often, being quite well known among the friends of the Stoners.
Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte was here Friday to conduct the funeral services of the late O. S. SNAPP, held at the Presbyterian church in the afternoon.
The funeral of Ms. Sanford BECK will be held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock at the house, Rev. George PULLMAN in charge. Burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Lucy Agness MARSH RANS, daughter of Wilson and Cathern MARSH, was born in
Wayne twp., Fulton Co., Ind., Sept 19, 1869, and died Dec 15, 1916. She was the
mother of two children, John [RANS] and Edgar [RANS], both born in the year
1896. She united with the Olive Branch U.B. church in the same year was baptized
into the fellowship of the Mount Vernon Baptist church June 1898. She leaves a
husband, two sons, a mother, two brothers, a granddaughter and a host of
Funeral services held at Marshtown by Rev. W. C. BELCHER. Burial in Fulton cemetery.
Miss Zula MILLS of Georgetown, Ill., was here to attend the funeral of the late O. S. SNAPP.
Saturday, December 23, 1916
Monday, December 25, 1916
[no paper - holiday]
Tuesday, December 26, 1916
Five year old Alta DUNKIN and her brother, John Leroy [DUNKIN], two years
old, of Chicago, spent Christmas in Rochester with their grandmother, Mrs. John
TONER, as planned, but they did not seem to realize the cause of the pall of
gloom which hung over the home.
Their mother, Mrs. Roy DUNKIN, the last one of five children of Mr. and Mrs. John Toner of the Grand hotel, was instantly killed Saturday afternoon in the Chicago Dearborn street station as she with her husband and two children were about to take a train to Rochester to spend Christmas.
Mrs. Dunkin was leading her daughter thru the train shed while her husband followed with the boy and the baggage.
A train just starting from the station threw a loaded baggage truck against the train on the adjoining tracks and Mrs.Dunkin was crushed to death. Mr. Dunkin ran forward and dragged his daughter out unharmed. The high truck had missed her, but his wife was held fast between truck and coaches, buried under the load of Christmas packages from the truck. The body was badly mangled.
A few minutes after the accident, about 4:45 p.m., John Toner received a telegram telling the dreadful news. He left at once for Chicago. The children were brought to Rochester Monday by Edward HAYWARD, a friend of the Dunkins, while the husband and father remained in the city to attend the inquest which was held sometime Monday.
Nellie TONER was born in Kewanna, March 12, 1890, the third child of Mr. and Mrs. John Toner. She was one of five children, four passing away in infancy. When seven years of age, Nellie with her parents moved to the Burton neighborhood west of Rochester where she graduated from the eighth grade. The family then moved to Niles, Michigan, where she attended high school for a short time.
In July 1909, Miss Toner married Roy DUNKIN as the result of a romance begun in South Bend. He was a sheet metal worker and the family lived in Chicago nearly all of the last seven years. They were the parents of two children. Mr. and Mrs. Dunkin were well known here as they often spent several weeks at the local hotel conducted by her father. The visit planned Saturday was the first in eight months.
The body was brought here from Chicago Monday night. A short inquest was held but no witnesses were called to fix the blame for the accident. The truck which caused Mrs. Dunkin's death belongs to the Wells Fargo Express Co., and probably some employee left it standing too near the tracks. A further investigation will be made by Chicago authorities.
According to Mrs. HARTER of Akron, who came out from Chicago on the train the Dunkins were to have taken, the station was so full of steam, one could scarcely see. She also stated that the same train struck and killed a man riding a speeder near Knox.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Presbyterian church, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge. Burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
George P. KEITH, 76, a resident of Rochester since 1882 died at 4:30 p.m.
Christmas day, a victim of diabetis. He had been ill for the past six years and
for the last year had been unable to walk as the result of a fall.
Mr. Keith was born at Lima, Ind., August 27, 1840, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney KEITH, deceased. In 1860, Mr. Keith married Miss Margaret ACKERMAN, who survives. They celebrated their 56th anniversary Dec. 5th. They were the parents of Mrs. Albert RICHTER, who died in 1906 and of Mrs. Charles GOULD of Rochester. He leaves two grandchildren, Dr. Lyman GOULD of Ft. Wayne and Keith RICHTER of Plymouth. He also leaves one great-granddaughter, Muriel GOULD. Mr. Keith leaves one sister, Mrs. Jeanette CRAIG of Lima, Ind. One sister, Mrs. Asa GANLARD of Lima is dead.
Mr. Keith was well known here because of his activities as an inventor. He secured a patent a number of hears ago for a railroad crossing but it was not a financial success. In cooperation with James MILLER he also invented a fire escape which was manufactured here for several years. When he came to Rochester in 1882, Mr. Keith purchased a half interest with George I. MILLER in a drug store on Ninth street, in which business he continued until six years ago. For years Mr. Keith was the local representatve of the government weather bureau in which he took a great interest. Altho he was a druggist, he was skilled in mechanics and often neglected his business to work at his chosen hobby.
Funeral Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the house, Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte in charge. Interment at I.O.O.F. cemetery.
[Rochester Sentinel, Tuesday, December 26, 1916]
As the result of a severe stroke of paralysis which he suffered last
Wednesday evening, Stilla POWELL, 58, died Sunday evening at 11 o'clock at the
home northeast of Wagoner station. The funeral was held at the house Tuesday
afternoon, at two o'clock, Rev. KENNEDY of Macy in charge.
Mr. Powell who had lived in the Wagoners neighborhood for the past 30 years was well known as a progressive citizen and a well-to-do farmer. He was active in politics, working always in the interest of the republican party.
Two years ago last fall Mr. Powell was injured in a runaway which is thought to have led to his death. His team dashed into a telephone pole, throwing him on his head. Ever since the accident, Mr. Powell was in poor health. He suffered three strokes of paralysis.
Mr. Powell leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel FISHBACK who is at home.Two children are dead. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill M.E. church and of the Fulton County Horse Thief Protective Association. He was a brother of Oliver POWELL.
Wednesday, December 27, 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Ed HAWK of Culver were in the city today to attend the [Nellie TONER] DUNKIN funeral.
Keith RICHTER of Plymouth is here to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Geo. P. KEITH.
Dr. Edgar HOFFMAN was called to California to attend the funeral of his
uncle, the late John D. HOFFMAN.
Thursday, December 28, 1916
After an illness of less than an hour's duration, Mrs. Isom R. NEW, 76, died
Thursday morning at four o'clock at her home on East 9th St., a victim of heart
trouble. The aged woman had been in the best of health for years. She got up
Thursday morning about three o'clock, complaining of her heart and succumbed a
few minutes after a physician arrived.
Mrs. Joanna NEW was born in Liberty township, November 9th, 1840, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Obed ALLEN. She was one of six children, who are now all dead. Her parents lived to advanced ages. In 1857, she married William MILLER, who died at Fulton in 1893. They were the parents of six children, two of whom are living: Ex-Auditor William C. MILLER, of Akron, and Lee MILLER, of this city. Two children died in infancy, a boy when eight years old and Mrs. Mary GOSS, a daughter died in 1888. On April 11, 1897, Mrs. Miller married Isom R. NEW. They have lived for years at the home on Ninth Street.
Mrs. New was a member of the Christian church. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the house. Interment at the mausoleum.
Friends may call at the house any time.
Rev. S. A. STEWART of LaPorte arrived in the city Thursday to conduct the funeral services of the late Geo. P. KEITH, held from the house on Jefferson St., at 1:30 p.m. Interment was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friday, December 29, 1916
William M. MATHEWS, 74, of South Bend, formerly of near Fletcher's Lake, died
at Epworth hospital Thursday afternoon as the result of an amputation of his
left leg which was crushed when he attempted to beat a Lake Shore freight train
over a crossing Dec. 17.
He was born in Highland county, Ohio, July 7, 1842, and went to South Bend 16 years ago from Fulton. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. A. O. PABST, at whose home he lived; R. M. MATHEWS, Fulton; A. J. MATHEWS, Union City, Mich.; Mrs. U. A. WILSON, Davenport, Ia.; Mrs. H. L. WENGER, Des Moines, Ia. Mrs. Howard CALLOWAY of Rochester is a granddaughter. One brother, Levi MATHEWS, Kewanna and two sisters, Mrs. D. D. MORRISON, Logansport, and Mrs. Henry HOOVER, Indianapolis, also survive.
He served in Co B of the 55th Indiana Infantry during the Civil war and was a member of Norman Eddy post, G.A.R. The body will be sent to Fulton, Ind., Saturday morning at 9 o'clock over the Lake Erie and funeral services will be held there.
J. Gordon MARTIN was called Friday to LaPorte on account of the death Thursday of his aunt, Miss Clara DRUMMOND. Funeral Saturday afternoon from the late home at LaPorte.
Saturday, December 30, 1916
After an illness lasting four years James Thomas DILLON, 70, died Saturday
morning at 11 o'clock at the house of his brother, William DILLON, West Sixth st.
Mr. Dillon had been unable to walk ever since breaking his hip two years ago. He
never married. Funeral Monday afternoon at the house at 1:30, Rev. G. C.
CHANDLER in charge.
The funeral of Mrs. Isom NEW will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. A. S. WARRINER of the Methodist church in charge.
Edward ALSPACH, 78, died suddenly Saturday morning at 6:30 at his residence
on south Monroe street, as the result of an attack of apoplexy.
He got up about six o'clock and started the kitchen fire and then telling his wife that he would take a short nap he went back to bed. Mrs. Alspach got up a few minutes later and after preparing breakfast, called her husband. When he did not respond, she attempted to awaken him, discovering that he had passed away without a struggle or sound.
Edward Alspach was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, August 7, 1838. When 16 years of age, he moved to Fulton county with his parents. Mr. Alspach lived for years on a farm east of Rochester, the place that is now occupied by his son, Calder ALSPACH. Mr. Alspach was married twice, the mother of his two children passing away a number of years ago. About 14 years ago, he married again, Mrs. Susan ALSPACH surviving. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: Sylvester [ALSPACH] and Ezra ALSPACH of this city, Mrs. Susan BLACKBURN of near Rochester, Mrs. Louisa MILLER of Macy and Mrs. Samuel MILLER of Nebraska.
Altho he was seriously handicapped in later years by reason of poor hearing, Mr. Alspach was always congenial and pleasant. He was greatly liked by everyone, young and old.
Edward Alspach was initiated in Rochester Lodge No. 47, I.O.O.F. July 13, 1864, and was the oldest living member of the local order. He held continuous membership for more than 52 years. He was also a member of Mt. Horeb No. 24 since July 5, 1869, or for more than 47 years. Several years ago the order presented the oldest member with a gold headed cane and at that time it was given to Isaac GOOD, and at his death the cane was given to Jonas MYERS, and then to Mr. Alspach. It will now be given to Henry P. MOWE, who was initiated June 20, 1868.
Funeral Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house, Rev. S. A. WARRINER in charge.
The body of Mart MATHEWS of South Bend, was brought to Rochester Saturday. The funeral will be held at Fulton.
Robert SHEETS, of Minneapolis, Minn., arrived this afternoon at attend the funeral of Mrs. Isom NEW.