FULTON COUNTY INDIANA
Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh
700 Pontiac Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538
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Friday, January 2, 1925
Mrs. Ray PRILL, 39, mother of eight children, died at her home 1129 Elm
street at 9 o'clock Thursday evening of cerebral embolism after being sick just
an hour. The deceased had been suffering with kidney trouble, which it is
believed caused the ruptured blood vessel bringing about her death.
Nellie [McHENRY], daughter of Atwill and Matilda McHENRY, was born in North Dakota on April 18, 1885. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Rochester where she had since lived. On May 7, 1924 she was married to Ray PRILL.
The deceased is survived by her husband; eight children, Donald [PRILL], Devon [PRILL], Mildred [PRILL], Mary Elizabeth [PRILL], Claude [PRILL], Zola [PRILL], Francis [PRILL] and Gerald [PRILL], all at home; three sisters, Mrs. George CLARY and Mrs. John MURPHY, of Chicago, and Mrs. Ed McCARTHY of Grass Creek, and a brother, Omar [McHENRY], of Chicago.
Mrs. Prill was a member of the Rochester Baptist church. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church with the Rev. James NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Saturday, January 3, 1925
An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cora ZARTMAN of near Kewanna which was born Friday morning and only lived a few hours, was buried Saturday afternoon in the cemetery at Grass Creek.
Monday, January 5, 1925
Mrs. Isaac TIPTON, 72, died at her home on North Fulton avenue Saturday night
at two o'clock from heart trouble. She had been ill for the past two years and
had been bedfast for three months.
Josie Ann FRUMP was born in Illinois on April 17, 1853. With her parents she moved to Girard, Kansas, and there met Isaac TIPTON whom she married in 1871. They moved to this county forty years ago.
The deceased is survived by her husband, a son Raymond [TIPTON], a granddaughter, Crystal [TIPTON] and two sisters and a brother who live in Kansas.
The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. McCOY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Cyrus H. ROBBINS, 89, died Sunday night at 11:30 o'clock after a long
illness at her home on West 11th street. Death was due to hardening of the
arteries and complications due to old age. She was well known in the community
being a pioneer here.
Sarah Catherine SMALL, daughter of David and Leah SMOCK SMALL, was born Nov.
28, 1835, five miles south of Indianapolis, Ind.
Before she was grown she moved with her parents to Rochester and has since lived here.
She was united in marriage in 1858 to Cyrus H. ROBBINS who died March 1, 1917.
Nine children were born of this union, one daughter, June Gertrude [ROBBINS] died in 1915. She is survived by four sons, Alfred D. [ROBBINS] and Charles E. [ROBBINS] of Rochester, Bert [ROBBINS] and Roy [ROBBINS] of Mishawaka, and four daughters, Mrs. Noah BARNHISEL of Akron, Mrs. Albert MARTINDALE of Peru, Mrs. Stephen PYLE and Mrs. Bert COLE of Rochester and one sister, Mrs. A. HORNADAY of Indianapolis. Twenty-two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive her.
When quite a young girl she united with the Methodist church and therefore she was able to say something that few people could say, that she had been a member of the Methodist church for a little more than 80 years.
Her illness was long and severe, yet as members of her family stated, she bore it without a murmur, for her faith in the Heavenly Father was firm and she was ready to say, "Thy will be done."
The funeral will be held from the residence 331 West Eleventh street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. FRALEY in charge.
[NOTE: Cyrus H. ROBBINS and Sarah C. ROBBINS, both buried in the Rochester Mausoleum. No dates shown. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]
Mrs. Amanda CLAY, 90, for a number of years a resident of Rochester, died of
heart trouble Monday morning in Chicago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas
SCELLMAN. The body will be brought here for burial.
The deceased was born in Ohio, on May 7, 1833, and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. SCELLMAN and Mrs. Charles BRICKLE of Washington state. She was an aunt of Mrs. John PYLE of this city.
Samuel CALENTINE, 78, former resident of this county, died at his home at
South Bend Saturday evening at 8:30 very suddenly. He had not been well for some
The deceased is a brother-in-law of W. C. EWING of this city.
The funeral will be held in Rochester at the Evangelical church on Tuesday at one o'clock, Rev. VanVACTOR of Argos officiating.
[NOTE: Samuel CALENTINE, father, July 9, 1846 - Jan. 3, 1925; Mary CALENTINE, mother, June 29, 1851 - Oct. 24, 1935; bur Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]
Tuesday, January 6, 1925
The funeral of Mrs. Amanda CLAY, formerly of Rochester, who died Monday
morning of heart trouble at the Chicago home of a daughter, will be held at 11
a.m. Wednesday from the home of her niece, Mrs. John PYLE, on the corner of
Monroe and Eleventh streets. The Rev. F. O. FRALEY will be in charge.
Wednesday, January 7, 1925
The funeral of Mrs. W. H. GREEN will be held Thursday afternoon at two
o'clock from the residence on Franklin Avenue.
[NOTE: William H. GREEN, 1837-1911; Mary E. GREEN, 1844- (no d.d.), buried in Rochester, I.O.O.F. cemetery - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester I.O.O.F.]
Thursday, January 8, 1925
David Edward PRESTON, 72, died at his home in this city at 5 a.m. Thursday,
less than four days after suffering a stroke of paralysis shortly before noon
Sunday. His last illness was but two weeks long.
Born in Fulton county Oct. 13, 1862, the son of David W. and Mary A. PRESTON, the deceased had lived in this county the greater part of his life. He had lived in Rochester 16 years and for a number of years in the Bethlehem neighborhood northeast of here. He was a member of the Baptist church, teaching the men's Bible class in the local Sunday school several years. He had transferred his membership here from the Bethlehem church. Mr. Preston also had lived in Cass county.
He married Nellie WEST 31 years ago at Mexico, Indiana. The widow survives him, as do two sisters, Mrs. Emma BOOTH of Iowa, and Mrs. Mary LOCKWOOD of Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Friday, January 9, 1925
Charles NEW of Bourbon, former Marshall county commissioner and hardware dealer, died at the Mayo Brothers' hospital at Rochester, Minn.
Saturday, January 10, 1925
Monday, January 12, 1925
Relatives of this city have returned from Indianapolis, where they attended the funeral of the late George W. CARTER, 320 Walnut street, a former resident of this county who moved away 25 years ago. He accidentally killed himself with a shot gun while hunting on his farm near Franklin last Monday. Mr. Carter's body was found by farmers on Tuesday morning who happened to see it hanging over a fence. The discharged gun was lying on the ground nearby. The coroner's report stated that Mr. Carter probably met his death about 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. He was a brother of Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN of this city.
Benjamin Franklin MILLER, 70, died at his home a quarter of a mile south of
the city on the Michigan road at 11 o'clock Monday morning from a stroke of
apoplexy which he had suffered an hour previous. Mr. Miller had been in failing
health for the past two years.
Benjamin, son of Boyd and Martha MILLER, was born on a farm in Liberty township on February 10, 1854. Forty-one years ago he married Nettie HARRISON. He has lived on a farm in this county all of his life with the exception of 10 years in Michigan and the last 8 when he retired.
The deceased is survived by three sons, Otto [MILLER] and Hugh [MILLER] of this city and Frank [MILLER], who lives west of this city on a farm. Mr. Miller was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral arrangements later.
Mrs. Louise BRIGHT, 59, died at her home 320 North Madison street Sunday
morning at 9:35 o'clock from the effects of a stroke of paralysis which she
suffered last September. The deceased [Louise MacQUIESTER], who was born in
Marshall county October 1, 1865, was one of three children to grace the union of
Mr. and Mrs. John MacQUIESTER. Thirty-four years ago she married William BRIGHT
and settled on a farm near Plymouth. After seven years they moved to this
Mrs. Bright is survived by two sons, Lawrence [BRIGHT] and Charles [BRIGHT] of this city, and one daughter, Edith [BRIGHT], of Indianapolis. The funeral will be held from the Church of God Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, January 13, 1925
The funeral of Benjamin MILLER, 70, who died at 11 a.m. Monday, will be held at the United Brethren church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Noah C. McCOY. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Ella HORTON, who once lived south of this city on the Michigan road and who is a sister-in-law of Mrs. George DuBOIS, died in Indianapolis Friday evening. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. C. P. LEFFEL of Lucerne. Funeral services were conducted in the Bethlehem M. E. church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Wednesday, January 14, 1925
Mrs. Aaron HIZER, 69, a life-long resident of Wayne township, died a her home
southwest of Grass Creek Monday night of complications incident to old age. She
had been ill about a year.
Caroline SOMMER was born in Wayne township, May 1, 1855, and was the daughter of Daniel and Susannah SOMMER. She is survived by her husband [Aaron HIZER], two brothers, Gottlieb [SOMMER], of Buffalo, Kansas, and Christian [SOMMER] of Bolckow, Mo., five sons, Daniel [HIZER], William [HIZER], Joseph [HIZER], Dennis [HIZER] and Nelson [HIZER], all of whom live near Grass Creek, and two step-daughters, Mrs. Martha DIVELEY of Grass Creek and Mrs. Lois NICKLE of Kewanna.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning from the Grass Creek United Brethren church, of which organization she was a member, with Rev. COVINGTON in charge. Burial will be made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Catharine EISERLO, 77 years of age, mother of Mrs. Martin J. BLIGH of
this city, died Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock at her home, 407 Tacoma avenue,
Logansport. Mrs. Eiserlo was the widow of Paul EISERLO. She is survived by one
son, John EISERLO, Logansport and five daughters, Miss Anna EISERLO of
Logansport, Mrs. M. J. BLIGH of Rochester, Mrs. Mary McCABE of Denver, Colo.,
Mrs. Marvin IANNESS of Decatur, Ill, and Mrs. W. R. STUART of Logansport.
Thursday, January 15, 1925
Mrs. Caroline McCLURE, 84, died at 8 o'clock Thursday morning at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER, who lives on a farm one mile east of
Whippoorwill. Death was caused by hardening of the arteries and followed an
illness of two months.
Caroline RUNNELLS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver RUNNELLS, was born Sept. 11, 1840, in St. Joseph county. She has lived 60 or 70 years in this county, chiefly in the vicinity of Tiosa, having first come here to live in 1854. In February, 1867, she married Samuel McCLURE, who has preceded her in death.
The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clinton ALDERFER and Mrs. Jesse SMITH of the Whippoorwill neighborhood, two brothers, Jerry [RUNNELLS] of Plymouth and Alvin [RUNNELLS] of Detroit, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy LATHAN of Mentone and Mrs. Harry KESSLER of Madison, Wisconsin. Funeral arrangements later.
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine EISERLO, mother of Mrs. M. J. BLIGH of this city, will be held from the St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Friday morning. Interment will be made in the St. Vincent's cemetery in Logansport.
Friday, January 16, 1925
Joseph BABCOCK, 62, who was associated with his daughter, Mrs. Percy
SELIGMAN, in the management of the Brumfield Hotel at Akron and who was a rural
route carrier out of the Akron postoffice, died at his home on East Main street
in that city at 6:30 o'clock Friday morning of heart truble. He had been ill but
Mr. Babcock was born on a farm south of Rochester which is now owned by Seymour BLACKETOR in what is known as the Ebenezer neighborhood on December 2, 1862 and was the son of James Robert and Catherine [BABCOCK]. He lived on a farm near his birthplace for a number of years and then moved to one near Wagoners Station which he occupied for 30 years and during which time he was a rural route carrier out of the Wagoners Station postoffice. Seven years ago he moved to Akron.
The deceased married Belle BRUMFIELD in whose honor he named his hotel in 1881. She survives him, as does his daughter, Mrs. Seligman, a brother, Dr. J. L. BABCOCK of this city, and two half-brothers, Cyrus [BABCOCK] of Converse and Andrew O. [BABCOCK] of this city. Mr. babcock was a member of the Presbyterian church at Mt. Zion and the Odd Fellows and Masonic lodges.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Saturday, January 17, 1925
Harry FELTS, 39, of Richland Center, father of five children, the youngest a
boy of seven months, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, of double pneumonia. He had
been ill for the past 10 days.
Harry Felts was born on a farm in Richland township, June 26, 1885, and was the son of John and Elizabeth [FELTS]. His parents moved to this city when he was quite young. Mr. Felts was graduated from Rochester High school and then accepted employment at the Rochester Bridge Factory. Seven years ago he moved on a farm in Richland township where he remained for five years. Two years ago he located in Richland Center where he was the janitor of the school building.
In 1904 Mr. Felts married Carrie BABCOCK, who survives him, as does his father who lives in this city, four daughters, Rethal [FELTS], Sarah [FELTS], Nora Ruth [FELTS] and Gertrude [FELTS], a son, Leonard [FELTS], and one sister, Mrs. Nora PHOEBUS, of Mishawaka. The deceased was a member of the Richland Center church and the Odd Fellows lodge. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
John CARR, 79, a resident of the Athens vicinity for fifty years, was found
dead Friday morning at the home of W. A. MOORE, of Elkhart, where he had been
visiting. The Elkhart county coroner pronounced death was due to heart trouble.
Mr. Carr had been in failing health for the past three years, and three months
ago he went to the home of his friend, Mr. Moore, to spend the winter.
Little is known of Mr. Carr's life except that he was born in Logan county, Ohio. He was a farmer and for many years operated a threshing machine over the various rings in the Athens neighborhood. He was a bachelor.
Mr. Carr is survived by one sister, Mrs. Amanda GORDON, who lives in Ohio, and a brother, Jake [CARR], in Michigan.
The body will be buried in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Athens.
William FLYNN died at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at his home on East 10th street. Death was due to double pneumonia. Obituary Monday.
The funeral of the late Joe BABCOCK of Akron will be held at the residence at Akron at two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester. The Rev. D. S. PERRY will officiate.
Monday, January 19, 1925
W. F. CROUDER, 83, well known about the Macy vicinity, where he often visited
his son, J. F. CROUDER, died there Saturday night about nine o'clock following
an illness of three weeks. The deceased had lived at Bunker Hill most of his
life. He had been delirious during his illness and little hope for his recovery
was held out at any time.
He is survived by seven sons.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at Bunker Hill at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
William Franklin FLYNN, 30, son of Leonard and Amanda FLYNN, died at his home
on East Twelfth street Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock of double pneumonia. Mr.
Flynn had been ill but two weeks.
He was born in this city on February 9, 1895. On April 7, 1917, Mr. Flynn married Edna MAGGERT of this city, who survives him as do two sons, Verl C. [FLYNN] and Chester R. [FLYNN], his parents, two brothers, Leonard [FLYNN] and Ray [FLYNN] of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. William LIGHTFOOT, of Goshen, Mrs. Jacob GOOD and Rachel [FLYNN] of this city.
Mr. Flynn was a butcher, working for many years for Vine CURTIS. Two years ago he formed a partnership with Charles FLYNN and did custom butchering.
The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the United Brethren church. Rev. N. C. McCOY will be in charge.
Mrs. Henry MYERS received word Saturday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Eugene BETZ of South Bend, who died Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. MYERS and daughter, Beryl [MYERS], attended the funeral which was held Monday.
Tuesday, January 20, 1925
Claude STEFFY died in the Standard Steel Car company hospital of Indiana
Harbor at 3:45 o'clock Monday afternoon from injuries which he received when a
number of rails fell on his limbs while he was working at the steel company
plant Sunday night, severing his right limb and making amputation of the other
Mr. Steffy was unable to withstand the shock caused by the accident. His mother, Mrs. Frank STEFFY, and two sistes and brother, all of this city who left Monday afternoon for the bedside of their injured relative arrived too late, Claude having passed away an hour and a half before the Erie train bearing his kinsmen arrived in Hammond.
Claude Steffy, 21, was born on a farm four miles east of this city February 1903. He was the son of Frank and Almina STEFFY. His parents moved to this city when he was five years old. He graduated from Rochester High school and then accepted a position as steel marker at the Rochester Bridge company. Two weeks ago he went to Hammond to work.
Mr. Steffy is survived by the widow, who was Miss Retha MIKESELL whom he married two years ago, a daughter, Wilodean [STEFFY], his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Frank SHRIVER and Mrs. Harry WIDOWS of this city, and four brothers, Earl [STEFFY] and Ernest [STEFFY] of Hammond, Ellsworth [STEFFY], of Chicago and Carl [STEFFY] of Rochester.
Pending the arrival of the body in this city from Indiana Harbor, no funeral arrangements have been made.
Mrs. Angeline BRINEY, 76, lifelong resident of Fulton county, near Rochester,
died at 8 a.m., Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John O'Blenis, near
Leiters Ford. Death was attributed to complications incident to old age and
followed an illness of three years.
The deceased was the widow of Jacob BRINEY who died in December, 1921.
Angeline [MILLER], daughter of Joseph and Barbara MILLER, was born in Sandusky county, Ohio, May 18, 1848. When she was 16 years of age her parents moved to this county settling on a farm in Richland township. On her twenty-second birthday she was married.
Surviving the deceased are two daughters, Mrs. John O'BLENIS and Mrs. Bert OVERMYER, several grandchildren and two foster-sons, Ed McCARTER of near Bruce Lake and Al TRUBY of near Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Briney was a member of the Grandview Evangelical church. The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the South Zion church, Rev. KESSLER in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery.
Mrs J. C. [Mary E.] HIZER, 50, died at her home in Grass Creek, Sunday night
at 11:50. She suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday and remained in a critical
condition until her death. A second stroke was suffered Sunday morning.
Besides the husband [J. C. HIZER], who operates a general store there, she is survived by four children, Carl [HIZER] of New Market, Jay [HIZER] of South Bend, Mrs. Myrtle ELY of Argos and Miss Mary HIZER who resides at home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Grass Creek U.B. church at two o'clock, burial being made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Wednesday, January 21, 1925
The first account of the accidental death of Claude STEFFY at Indiana Harbor
was incorrect, relatives of the dead man who accompanied the body to this city
Tuesday from Hammond, stated Wednesday. Steffy, at the time of the accident, was
working as a switchman in the yards at the Inland Steel company at Indiana
Mr. Steffy was in the act of throwing a switch for an engine when a locomotive on a parallel track going in the opposite direction to the one which he was directing, struck him in the back and dragged him for more than a block before the engineer, Erny BORCHET, of Hammond, realized what had happened.
Following the accident, which occurred at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Steffy was taken to the Mercy Hospital at Gary, where an examination showed that his right limb had been severed close to the hip and the left one had been crushed near the knee and that he had suffered internal injuries. The funeral services for Mr. Steffy will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Evangelical church, with the Rev. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
John DUNCAN 8, son of Earl DUNCAN of Chicago, died at Kewanna Tuesday morning
at 9 o'clock of paralysis. The youth was stricken about two months ago. His
father came to the home of the boy's grandfather, John TONER, where the victim
was making his home, shortly after the stroke was suffered and was at the
bedside when death came. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10
o'clock. Burial will take place in the Rochester cemetery.
Seven years ago Christmas eve, Mrs. Earl DUNCAN, mother of the boy, was killed at the Dearborn street station in Chicago when a trunk fell from a truck, crushing her. Two weeks ago, Mrs. John TONER, grandmother of the boy fell and suffered a broken leg. She is getting along nicely but unable to be up.
Besides the father, the lad is survived by a sister, thirteen years old.
Thursday, January 22, 1925
For the first time in the history of the Fulton circuit court, a case was
postponed because of the suicide of the defendant during the taking of the
evidence in the suit. This occurred Thursday morning when Judge CARR carried
over the term the damage suit of Elmer MONESMITH vs. John BISHER due to the
suicide of Bisher Wednesday night.
The jury was empaneled Wednesday morning after only one prospective juror had been excused for cause. Three witnesses had been placed on the stand by the plaintiff before the adjournment of court Wednesday evening. Judge Carr, it is presumed, will appoint an administrator of Mr. Bisher's estate and it is then probable that Mr. Monesmith may make the administrator the defendant in the damage suit.
Evidently dismayed by the evidence against him in the Fulton circuit court in a damage suit for malicious prosecution, John Bisher, 65, well known farmer who lives eight and one-half miles west of this city on the Burton road, committed suicide by shooting himself with a shotgun sometime Wednesday night. He was defendant in the Monesmith-Bisher case.
Phillip BAKER, a neighbor of Mr. Bisher and also a relative, made the discovery Thursday morning when he went to call for Bisher to bring him to Rochester in time for the trial. He immediately called Sheriff CARR and Coroner HIATT of Kewanna. After questioning a number of persons, Hiatt pronounced death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Mr. Baker's body was found at the foot of a stairway in the living room of
his little farm home. From all appearances, Bisher, who had long arms, had faced
the north and placed the gun barrel just over his left eye and then pulled the
trigger. In his fall he hit the west side of the room, which was spattered with
The buckshot tore away the upper part of his head.
Mr. Bisher and his neighbor, Elmer MONESMITH, had had trouble over a ditch which led to the filing of a suit in the court of Justice of the Peace William EWING here on November 5, 1923, when Bisher charged Monesmith with damming a ditching that flowed through their farms. In the trial of the case it was shown that hogs owned by Monesmith had rooted in the sides of the ditch and . . . . [continued to missing page]. . . .
Friday, January 23, 1925 and Saturday, January 24, 1925
Monday, January 26, 1925
Mrs. Abner McCAY, 58, wife of the well known farmer, died at her family home
about three miles south of Rochester at nine o'clock Saturday night. Death came
as the result of erysipelas, suddenly was unexpected. Mrs. McCay had been ill
about a week suffering from stomach trouble but it had been thought she was
improving. She had lived in this vicinity most of her married life.
Effie Pearl COOK was born April 10, 1872 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, the daughter of Melven and Alice COOK. She lived with her parents in Boone County until her marriage to Mr. McCay which took place at Lebanon, Indiana, March 28,1894. She was a member of the Prairie Grove United Brethren Church.
She is survived by her mother, and her husband, three brothers, one sister, five children and four grandchildren. The children are Mrs. C. L. DOWNS, of South Bend, Mrs. O. V. NORRIS, of Rochester, Mrs Guy ANDERSON of Crown Point and Mable [McCAY] and Charles [McCAY], who lived at home.
The funeral will be held at the residence at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Rochester. Rev. CARMICAN of the Antioch Church will officiate.
Funeral services for the late John BISHER, who committed suicide last
Thursday morning after evidence in a suit for malicious prosecution in which he
was defendant was very disappointing to him, was held Sunday afternoon at the
Sharon church 10 miles west of Rochester on the Burton road. It was one of the
most largely attended funerals ever held in Aubbeenaubbee township. The body was
buried in the Moon cemetery.
An interesting sidelight to Mr. Bisher's death is the devotion which his fox terrier dog has shown since his master's death. He has refused to eat and followed behind the hearse for several miles. He is being cared for by neighbors of the dead man.
Mr. Bisher's will [was] filed in the Fulton circuit court last Friday. His chief provision was a bequest of $5,000 to the trustees of the Orphans' Home at Mexico. The residue of the estate is to be divided among his sisters and to the heirs of his deceased brothers and sisters per sterpes. It is understood that Mr. Bisher's relatives will contest the will, which was drawn on September 19, 1921, and witnessed by Peter STINGLY and Harry BERNETHA.
The will of Charles NEU, prominent business man of Bourbon who died recently, was filed in the Marshall circuit court Saturday. It disposed of $75,000 worth of property which went mainly to his grandchildren.
Tuesday, January 27, 1925
Mrs. Ann PINKERTON, 82, widow of Virgil PINKERTON, died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank DOUGLASS, who lived on a farm two miles northeast of Grass Creek. Death was due to paralysis. She is survived by the daughter and one son, John [PINKERTON]. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon.
William [E.] DILLE, 65, who resided on the old GIBBONS farm in Richland
township, died at Woodlawn hospital at 8:30 Tuesday morning following an
operation which he underwent eight weeks ago. It was thought at the time of the
operation that Mr. Dille was suffering with a tumor of the bladder, but after
the incision was made a cancer was discovered. Mr. Dille had been in failing
health for the past ten years.
The deceased was born on a farm near Mentone on December 12, 1858, and was the only child born to the union of Samuel and Manda DILLE. Mr. Dille was a farmer and owner [of] farms near Argos, Mentone and Talma, and three years ago purchased the Gibbons farm in this vicinity.
On June 27, 1893, Mr. Dille married Susan BAKER of Warsaw who survives him as does a son, Baker E. [DILLE]. Mr. Dille was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Argos. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church at Mentone with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery there.
Wednesday, January 28, 1925
Word was received here Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. A. E. OWENS of the death of
her daughter, Mrs. Lula SHIVELY of Lafayette, which occurred shortly before noon
Tuesday. Mrs. Shively was found dead by her husband when he came home to lunch.
Particulars of the death could not be learned here Wednesday.
Mrs. Shively, who was 40 years old, was born and reared in Rochester and for a number of years was employed as a bookkeeper in this city. Ten years ago she was married to J. D. SHIVELY of Lafayette. Besides her husband and mother she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Wm. BROWN of this city.
Thursday, January 29, 1925
Friday, January 30, 1925
Mrs. Lizzie SNYDER has received word of the death of the infant baby of Mr.
and Mrs. John HEFFELFINGER of Sunset, North Dakota. Mrs. Heffelfinger is
seriously ill and no hope is held for her recovery.
Saturday, January 31, 1925
John M. HOOVER, a pioneer resident of Cass county and in whose honor the town of Hoovers was named, died Friday at the age of 82.
William BUTT, 55, and Mrs. Loren BUTT, 21, who lives six miles southeast of
Macy, were instantly killed at 4:15 o'clock Friday afternoon, when their Ford
coupe [in] which they were returning from Akron was struck at what is known as
the Whistler crossing 3 miles east of Macy by a northbound flyer on the Winona
Traction line. The crossing is said to be a dangerous one, the view being
obstructed from both sides by high embankments. The two had left Akron at 3:40
p.m. after a visit to a dentist. Bodies of both were badly mutilated and the
heads of both crushed. They were taken to an Akron undertaking parlor by the
Mrs. Butt was a daughter-in-law of William Butt. Her maiden name was Flossie FENIMORE, and she was the daughter of Edward FENIMORE of Macy. She was a cousin of Mrs. Albert ROSS of this city. Mrs. Butt is survived by the widower, Loren [BUTT], a child Loren Edward [BUTT], four brothers, Ross [FENIMORE] of LaPorte, Fred [FENIMORE] of South Bend, Ralph [FENIMORE] of Lafayette and Orville [FENIMORE] of Peru, one sister, Cosetta [FENIMORE] and an uncle, Newton CLEMANS, living one mile north of Fulton.
Mr. Butt is survived by the widow, a mother and seven children.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren Butt formerly lived in Rochester, later moving to Dayton, Ky., and then to the Macy vicinity.
Monday, February 2, 1925
The funeral of Mrs. Loren BUTT, 21, formerly Flossie FENIMORE of near Fulton
who was killed Friday at 4:15 p.m., at the Whistler crossing of the Winona
Traction line south of Gilead, when the coupe in which she was riding with
William BUTT, 55, of Macy, her father-in-law, was struck by the northbound
flyer, was held Monday afternoon at the Macy Christian church, and the body was
interred in the Macy cemetery.
Services for William BUTT, who also was instantly killed in the accident, will be held Monday afternoon at the Ebenezer church in Perry township, Miami county. Both of the victims of the collision had their skulls fractured. Mrs. Loren Butt formerly lived in Rochester with her husband. They had gone from here to Dayton, Ky., and but recently had gone to the Macy neighborhood. Surviving the woman are the widower and a small son. Mrs. Albert ROSS of this city is her cousin. Mr. William Butt is survived by the widow, and seven children. The Miami county coroner held the inquest, postponed from Saturday on Monday.
Treacherous ice took a toll of two lives at the Vandalia crossing south of
Delong when the Ford touring car occupied by Mr. William McCOY, 69, and his
wife, 68, of Kewanna, Sunday, slid onto the Vandalia tracks in the path of the
southbound train due through Delong at 11:20 a.m., after Mr. McCoy had applied
the brakes to stop the car's progress.
Mrs. McCoy was killed instantly, and Mr. McCoy died Monday morning at 10 o'clock of shock and injuries which included a scalp wound, fractured ribs and possibly a fractured hip. Mr. and Mrs. McCoy were westbound across the Vandalia tracks on their way to visit Mrs. McCoy's children in and near Culver. Mr. McCoy was carried for more than 100 yards on the pilot of the train.
In charge of the train at the time of the accident were Engineer M. R. HAMILTON, Fireman, R. M. STAUFFER, and Conductor J. S. LAWLER, all of Logansport.
Mrs. McCoy, formerly Nancy JOHNSON, was born sixty-eight years ago on a farm
three miles northeast of Monterey. She had been married three times. Surviving
her are a daughter, Mrs. Nora WELLS of Culver, a son, Bert DAVIS, who lives west
of Culver, a son, Ivan DAVIS, in Wisconsin, a brother, Al JOHNSON of Monterey,
and four sisters, Mrs. George DAVIS of Culver, Mrs. William DUFF of Monterey,
Mrs. Bert YANCY of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Ralph DECKER of Lost City, Wyoming.
Mrs. McCoy was a member of the Baptist church.
Mr. McCoy, son of Isaac and Eliza Jane McCOY, was born on a farm south of Kewanna and has lived in that neighborhood all of his life with the exception of a short time at Gary. He was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the Baptist church. Mr. McCoy is survived by two sons, Roy [McCOY] of Kewanna, and Hugh [McCOY] of Colorado Springs, Colo., two daughters, Mrs. Lulu FERNBAUGH of Leiters Ford and Miss Myrtle McCOY of Montana, and a brother Lincoln [McCOY], of California.
Funerals of both will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kewanna Baptist church.
Tuesday, February 3, 1925
Funeral services of Mr. and Mrs. William McCOY of Kewanna, victims of a
collision near Delong Sunday of their touring car and a southbound Vandalia
train, the accident being caused by the icy condition of the road at that point,
will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Baptist church in
Kewanna, of which both of the deceased were members.
The Rev. J. E. SMITH of Gary will be in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna cemetery.
News of the death last Tuesday of William V. SMITH, at Sunshine hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has just been received here. The widow, who was Gertrude SHRIVER and whom Mr. Smith married August 2, 1920, and the parents of the deceased survive.
Mrs. Nellie V. SMYTH, 1251 West Colfax Ave., South Bend, died at her home
Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m. after three months of illness with paralysis. She
was born in this city on December 18, 1860 and was 64 years of age. She moved to
South Bend from Indianapolis 17 years ago.
She is survived by her father, Dr. William WHITE, who lives west of this city, her husband, the Rev. E. E. SMYTH, two sisters, Mrs. Paul RUDHEIMER, of Cleveland, and Miss Maggie WHITE of South Bend, and a brother, Charles [WHITE] of Phoenix, Arizona.
The body may be viewed at the Holy Trinity Hungarian church until the time of the funeral which will be held at the chuch at 9:30 Wednesday morning. Rev. E. E. Smyth will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. R. WHITE. Burial will be in the Trinity church cemetery.
Wednesday, February 4, 1925
The funeral service for the late William F. BUTT, victim of the Whistler
crossing accident last Friday afternoon south of Akron, was held in the Ebenezer
church near Denver Tuesday afternoon. It was said to have been one of the
largest funerals ever held in that section. There were said to have been more
than 150 automobiles parked along the road passing the church and several
hundred people were unable to gain admission to the church.
Many of those who were unable to get into the church left for their homes before the services were over not wishing to stand the exposure to the cold weather. Many relatives and friends
followed the remains to their resting place in the Deedsville cemetery. Funeral services for Mrs. Loren BUTT who was killed at the same time as her father-in-law were held at the Macy Christian church Monday afternoon.
Henry CORNELIUS, bachelor contractor who was born in Rochester in 1870, died
at 8 p.m. Monday at Indianapolis of apoplexy, according to word received here in
a letter by Henry FROMM. Mr. Cornelius was widely known here. He was president
of the West Side Improvement Association at Indianapolis.
Mr. Cornelius' father, Henry CORNELIUS, once operated a business in the Cornelius building, northeast corner of Fifth and Main streets. The family has been gone from Rochester for more than 20 years.
Thursday, February 5, 1925
Funeral services were held in Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
for Henry D. CORNELIUS, 54, 907 Arnolds avenue, who died Monday evening at the
Methodist Hospital. Services were at the home of his brother, George G.
Cornelius, 2214 North New Jersey street. The Rev. Henry SCHOPERLE, pastor of the
Grace Evangelical Lutheran church had charge of the services. Burial was in the
Mr. Cornelius was born in Rochester, Ind., in 1871, and moved to Indianapolis in 1898. Until eight years ago he was connected with the Indianapolis Warehouse Company. For the eight years preceding his death he was in the contracting business.
Surviving are two brothers, George. G. CORNELIUS and William F. CORNELIUS, both of Indianapolis, and two sisters, Mrs. Paul KRAFT, of St. Louis, and Mrs. Minnie IRVIN, of Indianapolis.
Isaac McCARTER, 81, retired farmer who resided at the corner of Thirteenth
and Bancroft streets in this city and who has lived in Fulton County for 75
years, died at 2:15 o'clock Thursday morning, a victim of paralysis. For five
years, Mr. McCarter had been confined to a wheel chair, and two weeks ago
suffered a relapse which was the immediate cause of his death. About a month ago
Mr. and Mrs. McCarter celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist church here, the Rev. F. C. MOON in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Born in Rush county January 11, 1844, the son of James and Maria McCARTER, Isaac McCarter came with his parents to Rochester township in 1850 and shortly after he became of age he married Eliza WEAVER, January 15, 1865. Since 1850 Mr. McCarter has lived continuously in Rochester township, part of the time in the vicinity of Green Oak. He came to reside in Rochester five or six years ago.
Mr. McCarter joined the Ebenezer church in 1867. He also was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge.
He is survived by the widow and a brother in Oklahoma.
Following is the obituary of John M. HOOVER, brother of Mrs. William H.
DENISTON of this city and native of Cass county, which appeared in the Halstead
Independent, published at Halstead, Harvey county, Kansas, in and near which
place Mr. Hoover has lived since 1876:
"John M. Hoover was born near Logansport, Indiana, January 3, 1843; and had therefore passed the four score age by two years and 16 days. He was a double veteran of the Civil war, having first enlisted for six months service as a private in Company F, 116th regiment of Indiana Volunteers.
"He returned to civil life and to his Indiana home where he was married on April 18, 1869, to Parthena A. WILSON. This companion died October 25, 1871. He was again married to Nancy A. BOWYER on December 25, 1873, who passed away on the old home farm southwest of Halstead, March 26, 1918.
"While a resident on the farm he was active as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and for a long period of years he was commander of the post at Sedgwick.
"He is survived by two sisters living in Indiana and by the two children, Orion HOOVER and Mrs. Frank WILMORE. There are also eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild."
Friday, February 6, 1925
Thaddeus TOLCOTT, 78 a retired manufacturer of Buffalo, N.Y., died at 11:40
o'clock Thursday night at the home of his friends, Mr. and Mrs Carl PFEIL, south
Jefferson street, whom he came to visit last November with his daughter. He had
spent the summer of 1924 at Lake Maxinkuckee. Death was due to complications
incident to old age.
Mr. Tolcott is survived by a daughter, Louise [TOLCOTT], of this city, and a son, Rodney [TOLCOTT] of South Bend. The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge. The body will be taken to Buffalo, N.Y, where burial will be made in Forest Lawn cemetery.
Saturday, February 7, 1925
Mrs. John W. VanKIRK, 66, residing one-half mile west of Leiters Ford, died
at 5:50 a.m. Saturday of euremic poisoning, following an illness since
Thanksgiving which became serious only two weeks ago. She was a lifelong
resident of the county, having been born December 22, 1858, in Richland
township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram and Sarah Ann WAGONER.
Forty-six years ago the deceased, Ellen WAGONER, married John W. VanKIRK. The widower survives her as do two sons, Dr. G. H. VanKIRK of Kentland, and Dr. G. A. [VanKIRK] of Frankfort, and two daughters, Mrs. Earl LAWSON of Leiters Ford, and Mrs. Clarence CASTLEMAN of near Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Van Kirk was a member of the Methodist church at Leiters Ford.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the home.
[NOTE: John W. VanKIRK, 1854-1942; Mary Ellen VanKIRK, 1858-1925, both buried in Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Aubbeenaubbee Township.]
Monday, February 9, 1925
Mrs. John LAIDLAW this morning received word of the death of her uncle Asbury
FERREE of Logansport, who died very suddenly Monday morning at the home of his
son, Oliver [FERREE], with whom he had been living. Mr. Ferree, who was about 70
years of age, at one time was a resident of this city where he followed the
carpenter trade. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Miss Christina ZEGAFUSE, 70, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Charles KING, who lives two miles southeast of Fulton,
following a week's illness with the flu which ended in sleeping sickness, it is
believed. For the past year, Miss Zegafuse had been making her home with her
Miss Zegafuse was born on a farm in Miami county on August 25, 1854, and was the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth AULT ZEGAFUSE. Twenty years ago she moved with her parents to this county, who settled on a farm five miles west of Rochester. Miss Zegafuse and her mother lived several years in Rochester.
The deceased was a member of the Rochester Evangelical church. Miss Zegafuse is survived by three brothers, Peter [ZEGAFUSE] and Emanuel [ZEGAFUSE], Gilead and John [ZEGAFUSE], who lives west of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Juliana KING, Mrs. Elizabeth FISHLEY, of Deedsville and Mrs. Rebecca HOFFMAN, of Akron.
Funeral services will be held from the Rochester Evangelical church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens' cemetery.
Relatives in this city have learned of the death of Harvey Edgar MOGLE, who
died at his home in Chino, California, Sunday morning January 26th after a short
illness. He had recently submitted to two operations and was able to withstand
the attending shock. [sic]
Mr. Mogle was born in Kewanna 65 years ago. He was married in 1885 to Miss Maryetta PHILLIPS, of Kewanna, and to this union were born eight children. Besides the widow and children, Mr. Mogle is survived by several brothers, among them Harry MOGLE, of Kewanna.
Tuesday, February 10, 1925
Funeral service for Mrs. Clarissa CAMBLIN, 81, who died at her home north of
Fulton Friday, were held at the Fulton Baptist church Monday afternoon. Burial
was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Camblin leaves a son, John [CAMBLIN], and a daughter, Mary [CAMBLIN]. The daughter is totally blind. Both resided with their mother.
Mrs. Henry T. BOWLES, 83, who for 43 years had resided in and near Akron,
died there at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles ALEXANDER, Monday night
following several years of ill health caused by gall trouble. Part of her life
she lived near Disko.
Dorcas BROWN was born April 1, 1841, in Seneca, Ohio. In 1859 she married Henry T. BOWLES. Seven children, four of whom are living, were born to the union. Surviving Mrs. Bowles are the widower, the children, Mrs. May COOPER and Mrs. Josie ALEXANDER of Akron, M. W. BOWLES of Ashley, Indiana, and C. R. BOWLES of Gary, a sister, Mrs. Jennie PERRY of Osage City, Kansas, and a half-brother, John GEARHART, of Disko.
Funeral services will be held at Bethel Wednesday at 2 p.m. in charge of the Rev. HEDGE.
Mrs. Al PUGH of this city learned Tuesday of the death Monday night of her
sister, Mrs. Henry DOWNEY, of Union City, Michigan. Mrs. Downey is well known
Wednesday, February 11, 1925
David MONTGOMERY, 69, farmer residing near Lucerne, died at the St. Joseph hospital at eight o'clock Monday night. He had been ill for several weeks but was removed to the hospital from his home only Monday morning He became serious several days ago. Besides the widow he is survived by one son, James MONTGOMERY, Harrison township, Cass county farmer, a daughter, Mrs. Everett GREGG of Lucerne, and a sister, Mrs. Martin CARROLL of Logansport.
Thursday, February 12, 1925
John O'NEAL, 51, trustee of Richland township 1918-22, died at his home on
the Kate REED farm a mile east of Tiosa, Tuesday evening.
Death was caused by double pneumonia. Mr. O'Neal suffered two strokes of paralysis three years ago which rendered him an invalid.
Mr. O'Neal was born in this county in 1874, on a farm in Richland township. He received his early education in the Tiosa schools and later was a student in the Rochester High school. He later moved on a farm near Tiosa. His wife died six years ago.
The deceased, who was a member of the Tiosa Methodist church and the Odd Fellows lodge at Richland Center, is survived by three children, Ralph [O'NEAL] and Robert [O'NEAL] at home and Mrs. Hazel OVERMYER, who lives near Richland Center.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Richland Center church, burial being made in the cemetery nearby. The Richland Center Odd Fellows lodge was in charge.
J. C. FOOR, who lived near Macy the greater part of his life, died early
Thursday morning at his home in LaPorte of Paralysis. He is survived by the
widow, two daughters, Mabel [FOOR] and Alta [FOOR], a sister, Mrs. Priscilla
MUSSELMAN of Macy, and two brothers, Lewis [FOOR] of Mentone and Frank [FOOR] of
Macy. The deceased was a member of Macy Lincoln lodge, F. & A. M.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Macy Christian church. Burial in Plainview cemetery.
Friday, February 13, 1925
Saturday, February 14, 1925
Two deaths occurred at Akron last week when Mrs. Joseph TAYLOR, 80, passed away on Sunday night and Mrs. Dorcus BOWLES, 83, on Monday night. Word was received in Akron on Wednesday of the sudden death of Mrs. Mary HERRIMAN, 78, at Kentland, Ind. Mrs. Herriman for a number of years lived in Akron.
Monday, February 16, 1925 and Tuesday, February 17, 1925
Wednesday, February 18, 1925
Mrs. Minnie DeHAVEN, 51, wife of Charles DeHAVEN, of Logansport, an aunt of
Howard SNIDER, of Rochester and William SNIDER, of Mt. Zion and a sister-in-law
of Mrs. William SNIDER, of Rochester, who died Tuesday at her home, will be
buried Thursday, funeral services being held from the home at High street at 2
The deceased, a victim of apoplexy, was the fourth of several brother and sisters to die within the last 19 months. She was one of 13 children of Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeHAVEN [sic], of Deer Creek township, Cass county. Three brothers have died in the 19 months period. Three sisters and a brother survive. They are Martha WILLIAM, of Deer Creek township, Jennie BUTZ, of Walton, Mary SPRINKLE, of Burrows, Allen SNIDER, of Deer Creek. The brothers who died are Sam [SNIDER], William [SNIDER] and Charles [SNIDER]. The latter died just last month.
Thursday, February 19, 1925
Friday, February 20, 1925
Mrs. Amanda BIXLER of near Kewanna died at 8 o'clock Thursday night. She was the widow of the late Jonathan BIXLER, who passed away recently.
Saturday, February 21, 1925
Ten and one-half weeks after the death of her husband, the late Jonathan
BIXLER, Mrs. Amanda BIXLER, 64, who resided three miles north of Kewanna, passed
away Thursday night. The cause of death was a tumor, because of which Mrs.
Bixler had underwent an operation recently. She had been ill since October.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Brethren church in Kewanna,
in charge of Rev. Irvin FISHER. Burial will be in the Moon cemetery.
Mr. Bixler died December 8. Both were among the county's best known residents.
Born in the western part of Fulton county, Sept. 1, 1860, Amanda LUCAS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George LUCAS, was a lifelong resident of this county. She married Jonathan Bixler 45 years ago, and since that time has resided in the home where she passed away. She was a member of the Kewanna Brethren church.
Three children survive the deceased. They are Daniel [BIXLER] and Sidney BIXLER of Rochester and Mrs. Nolan KIMBLE, of Mishawaka.
[NOTE: Jonathan BIXLER, 1851-1925, bur beside Amanda, Moon cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Aubbeenaubbee Township.]
Monday, February 23, 1925
Tuesday, February 24, 1925
Word of the death of Mrs. Chas. MEREDITH, aged 45, a former Kewanna resident, at the home of her daughter in Michigan, has been received there. She is survived by one son, Ralph BAINTER of Logansport and another daughter, Mrs. Neal MARCHLAND, also of Logansport. Mrs. Meredith has been in poor health for the past year.
Michael GUCKLEN, 68, well known farmer residing southwest of Logansport, died suddenly at 11:30 Saturday night, after suffering a stroke of apoplexy. Two months ago a son, Sylvester GUCKLEN, died from injuries received when the automobile which he was driving was struck by a train at Burrows. Mrs. Daniel BARRETT, of Lucerne, is a sister of the deceased. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning.
George E. BOZARTH, aged 63, died at the Dukes hospital in Peru, Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, following a confinement in the hospital for the past
10 months resulting from a stroke of apoplexy last April.
Mr. Bozarth was born in Fulton county, Ind., and was the last surviving member of a family of ten children born to Presley M. and Emaline SMITH BOZARTH. The deceased was a brother of the late Isaac BOZARTH, who for a number of years was chief of police for the city of Peru. Mr. Bozarth was never married and is survived by five nieces and one nephew. He was a member of the Maccabees, Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias.
The funeral services were held from a mortuary there on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Dr. Harry NYCE of the First Presbyterian church had charge of the services and the interment was in Mount Hope.
Wednesday, February 25, 1925
Mrs. A. E. WISER, 64, formerly Emma NELLANS, who resided in Rochester for
many years, up until six years ago, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday at her home in
Mishawaka, following an illness of several years from kidney and heart trouble.
Funeral services will be held at the home, 1506 West Sixth street, Mishawaka, and the body will be interred in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Emma Nellans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James NELLANS, was born May 26, 1860, in Coshocton county, Ohio. She came later to Rochester to reside, where in 1880 she was married to A. E. WISER.
The widower, two children, Nellie [WISER] and Guy [WISER], a sister, Mrs. F. C. WISER of near Rochester and a brother, J. B. NELLANS, survive.
John J. HILL today received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. Jane DICK, 96 of Knox, which occurred Tuesday evening at the home of her niece in Hammond. Mr. Hill will attend the funeral which will be held Thursday at Knox.
Thursday, February 26, 1925
Howard H. [THOMPSON], seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abner THOMPSON,
north Fulton Avenue, died at his home Wednesday afternoon. He is survived by his
parents and four brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon.
Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Mrs. Lucinda EASTERDAY, 87, widow of Thomas F. EASTERDAY, who had resided in
Fulton county for nearly 45 years, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
A. J. Kreamer, at Silver Lake. The funeral was held Wednesday in the United
Brethren church at Fulton, and burial was made in the Fulton cemetery. The Rev.
A. Z. FRYBERGER of Warsaw conducted the funeral ceremony.
[Lucinda HOSSINGER] daughter of Samuel and Margaret HOSSINGER, the deceased was born April 13, 1837 in Ashland county, O. She married Thomas F. EASTERDAY, September 9, 1859, and to this union were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters, of whom three sons and [four] daughters survive. The Easterday family moved to this county in October, 1879, living in Rochester, Liberty and Henry townships. The deceased attended the Bethel Church of God.
Survivors are the sons, George W. [EASTERDAY] and William M. [EASTERDAY] of near Fulton and James A. [EASTERDAY] of Ingomar, Mont., the daughters, Mrs. Charles BUNN of Leiters Ford, Mrs. George KING of Disko, Mrs. Charles NEWCOMB of LaPorte and Mrs. A. J. KREAMER of Silver Lake; 26 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Jack EASTERDAY of Rochester was a nephew.
Word was received in Rochester Thursday of the death Wednesday of Charles
DeMONT, 75, of Michigan City, who lived in Rochester until approximately 20
Seven or eight years ago Mr. DeMont had suffered a stroke of paralysis, since which time he has not worked at the Michigan City car shops where he had been employed. While in Rochester, Mr. DeMont operated a downtown business place.
Mr. DeMont's funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.
Surviving the deceased are the widow, formerly Frances JONES CLAYTON, a stepson, LeRoy CLAYTON of Mishawaka, a brother, Phillip [DeMONT] of Michigan City, and a brother-in-law, Fred JONES of Rochester. A brother, William [DeMONT], died two or three years ago, and his five children died before reaching their majority.
Friday, February 27, 1925
The funeral of Mrs Mehala ROWLES, 80, widow of the late James A. ROWLES, was
held Thursday afternoon at Newcastle, and interment was made at New Lisbon,
Indiana. Frank Rowles, a son, returned to Rochester Friday from the funeral.
Mrs. Rowles died Monday night at 11 o'clock, a victim of dropsy. She had been in ill health for some time, but bedfast only a week. Until last fall, the deceased had lived in Fulton county. Mehala was born Jan. 28, 1845.
Surviving the deceased are four sons, Frank [ROWLES] of Rochester, Lester [ROWLES] of Newcastle, William [ROWLES] of Rensselaer, and Clarence [ROWLES], of Moreland, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna STIPP, of LaCross.
Saturday, February 28, 1925
Archimulus D. MURRAY, 72, long a resident of Grass Creek community, died at
six o'clock Friday night as the result of a stroke of paralysis. He had been in
poor health since May 1st of last year.
He was one of the pioneers of the vicinity having lived there for 45 years where he was a farmer, owning a place three miles west of Grass Creek. His brother, Asa MURRAY, is one of the prominent citizens of the same community.
Mr. Murray was born in Cass county, Dec. 25th, 1852 the son of Robert and
Hannah MURRAY, and lived with his parents there until his marriage on March 25,
1880 to Miss Hannah DIVELEY when shortly afterward the couple moved to Wayne
township in this county where they made their home ever since. She preceded him
He was a member of the United Brethren church. He is survived by his brother, Asa [MURRAY], southwest of Grass Creek, three sisters, Mrs. Rosetta DAVISSON of near Logansport, Mrs. Alice KERNS of Lucerne, Mrs. Minnie THOMAS, Grass Creek, one daughter, Mrs. Maud SOMMERS of Grass Creek and three grandchildren.
Funeral Sunday at two o'clock at the United Brethren church with burial at the cemetery adjoining.
George R. ANDERSON, 80, better known as Ross ANDERSON, a veteran of the Civil
War and a resident of Richland township for many years died at his home one-half
mile east of the Sand Hill cemetery at 8:45 Friday night, after a lingering
illness caused by blood poisoning and kidney trouble. He had been bedfast only
The deceased was born near Fincastle, Virginia on May 28, 1844, and was one of 12 children born to the union of George and Mary ANDERSON. In 1851 his parents came to Indiana and settled on a farm near Pendleton in Madison county. Mr. Anderson, at the age of 17, joined the Union army although having a number of relatives fighting on the Confederate side and served three and a half years with the 89th Indiana Volunteer Regiment.
On March 28, 1869, Mr. Anderson married Evaline TAYLOR who died in 1871 and on December 31, 1881, he married Fannie L. NYE and moved to this county. Mr. Anderson is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Flora SEYBERT of Pendleton, Mrs. Georgia DILLON of Leiters Ford, Mrs. Rosy DeSINES of Chicago, two sons, Raymond [ANDERSON] of High Point, N.C., and Joseph [ANDERSON] of Argos, a full brother, Nicholas [ANDERSON] of Pendleton, one half-brother, James [ANDERSON] of Chicago, and three half-sisters, Mrs. Annie ZELLARS and Mrs. Elsie FOLAND of Perkinsville, and Mrs. Sallie ALBRIGHT of Elwood.
Funeral services will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Burial will be made in the Sand Hill cemetery.
Found dead in his chair late Thursday, Frank KINDIG, 73, who resided four
miles northwest of Akron in Henry township, was a victim of heart trouble, from
which ailment he had been in poor health since October. Funeral services will be
held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Nichols chapel northwest of Akron and interment
will be made in the Nichols cemetery. The Rev. SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in
charge of the service.
The deceased was born in 1851 in Ohio, moving to this county in his boyhood, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William KINDIG. Approximately fifty years ago he was married to Moretta NICHOLS, who survives him.
Other survivors are the sons, Ray [KINDIG] and Lee [KINDIG] of Akron, and Cloyd [KINDIG] of Indianapolis, the daughters, Mrs. Daisy BARR, Mrs. Doris LEININGER, and Mrs. Ilene LEININGER of Newcastle township, and Mrs. Hattie STEELE of Wisconsin, two brothers, Lon [KINDIG] and Douglas [KINDIG] of Rochester, a sister, Mrs. Susan NICHOLS of Rochester, and six half-brothers.
Monday, March 2, 1925
Harvey HUFFMAN, 70, died at his residence on East Eighth street, at 5 a.m.
Sunday, having been for two years a sufferer with cancer. Mr. Huffman had
resided in Fulton county since 1895.
The funeral was held at the residence at 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The deceased was born in Richland county, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1854 and for a number of years prior to his marriage, he lived in the western states, proving up land and farming.
On March 1, 1893 he married his brother Phillip's widow, Mrs. [Phillip] Mallissa HUFFMAN, who was then a mother of two children, Mrs. Chas. BRAMAN and Mrs. Ray FRETZ, both of this city.
Soon after marriage they moved to Nebraska and while there Mr. and Mrs. Huffman united with the Christian church at Harvard, Nebraska.
In 1895 they returned to their farm, near Culver, Ind., and moved to Rochester in 1897, Mrs. Huffman preceding Mr. Huffman in death, Dec. 20, 1918.
He leaves two nieces; two half-brothers, W. F. WILSON, Monterey, Ind., and E. J. WILSON, Blackwell, Oklahoma; two half-sisters Mrs. Margaret BIDWELL, Albion, Ind., and Mrs. Rebecca FULTON, Cleveland, Ohio; one step-sister, Mrs. Alice DYPERT, Mishawaka, Ind., and a host of friends and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. HEFFLEFINGER of North Main street have received word of the death Sunday night at Fairmount of Mrs. George ZIKE, 76, mother of their daughter's husband. By request of his parents, Edgar ZIKE of Tamarack, Mich., will preach the funeral sermon, Wednesday afternoon at Fairmount.
Relatives in this city have received word of the death of John ZAHNER, 43, of Oak Park, Illinois, who died Sunday after a lingering illness. Mr. Zahner for a number of years was employed as a lineman by the Rochester Telephone Co., and married Blanche ROBBINS, who was an operator in the Rochester office. Zahner moved to Argos from this city where he had a number of relatives, and later to the Illinois city. The body will be brought back to Argos for burial.
Tuesday, March 3, 1925
Wednesday, March 4, 1925
Relatives near Delong have received word of the death of Private Frank GREEN,
64th artillery, United States Army, who died at the army hospital at Honolulu
Monday afternoon of a fractured skull. Green's parents live at Culver. While
details are meagre in the telegram received from the War Department concerning
Green's death, the autopsy surgeon stated he had been struck with a blackjack.
Green was found unconscious in a Honolulu street Saturday night by military
police who stated in their report that robbery was the motive.
Jacob HUFFER, former sheriff of Kosciusko county and brother of Charles HUFFER who formerly operated a livery barn on East Seventh street here, died Sunday of paralysis. His funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, March 5, 1925
Mrs. Lizzie TOMLINSON, 74, of Kewanna, for many years a former telephone
operator at the Kewanna exchange, died at her home there Wednesday morning of a
complication of diseases incident to old age.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Kewanna Methodist church of which Mrs. Tomlinson was a member. The Rev. G. S. LEEDY will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Lizzie BAKER was born at Lovettsville, Va., Sept. 16, 1850, later resided at Xenia, Ohio, Winchester and Kewanna. For the last 20 years she had lived in Kewanna.
In 1885 she married Moses H. TOMLINSON, a farmer, who preceded her in death, Dec. 16, 1894.
Surviving the deceased is the only child, a son, R. R. TOMLINSON of Kewanna, two brothers, James BAKER of Point of Rocks, Maryland, and George BAKER of Xenia, Ohio, a sister, Mrs. Mary E. WENNER of Topeka, Ind., and three grandchildren.
Bessie Elizabeth [SCHINDLER], seven weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles SCHINDLER, who live a half mile north of Rochester on the Michigan road,
died Wednesday night at 11:15 o'clock of pneumonia. The child was only ill 11
The infant is survived by its parents, three brothers, Charles [SCHINDLER], John [SCHINDLER] and Ralph [SCHINDLER], and two sisters, Ethel [SCHINDLER] and Mary [SCHINDLER].
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friday, March 6, 1925
Saturday, March 7, 1925
Frank FITES, farmer and hog dealer who resided south of Gilead, and who was
very well known in the vicinity of Akron, died suddenly of valvular heart
trouble Friday afternoon shortly after he had unsuccessfully tried to crank his
automobile, in front of the residence of his uncle, Jim FITES.
He is survived by the widow, whose maiden name was [Amanda] GAERTE, three sons, Jewel [FITES], 21; and Quintin [FITES], 14, at home and Oscar [FITES] of Akron; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie HALL, a twin of Oscar, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie PARKS of Chicago, and Mrs. Etta DAWALT of near Gilead.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. SPANGLER, will be held in the Emmanuel church near Gilead Monday forenoon, and burial will be made in the Gaerte cemetery nearby.
Monday, March 9, 1925
Tuesday, March 10, 1925
Robert KENDALL, 78, a former resident of the Macy neighborhood died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel HINSLEY, at Miami Sunday of complications. He is survived hy the widow and eight children. Mrs. Wesley WELLER, of near Macy, is a daughter. The funeral will be held at Galveston Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Mrs. A. D. [Jessie M.] TONER, 55, well known Fulton county woman, died Monday
at 5:45 p.m. at her home in Delong after a two months illness caused by a
malignant growth in the abdomen.
Besides her several years' residence in Delong, Mrs. Toner for a long time lived in Kewanna. Her native state was Illinois.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Delong Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be at Leiters Ford.
G. W. AUGHINBAUGH, 61 brother of Charles AUGHINBAUGH of this city, died Monday morning at his home north of Servia, a victim of anaemia. He had been subjected to numerous blood transfusions which were but temporarily successful.
Wednesday, March 11, 1925
Frank MANN has returned from Otterbein, where he was called on account of the death of his father, John Jacob [MANN], who was 87 years of age and who was the oldest Mason in his home city. Mr. Mann, who was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, came to this country in 1855 with 11 of his townspeople, and settled in Warren county. He is survived by nine children, 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, March 12, 1925
Friends in this city have received word of the death of Frank SLAVIN of
Indianapolis, who for many years was the landlord of the Colonial hotel at Lake
Manitou. The death which was due to heart trouble occurred in Indianapolis on
March 4. He was buried in Crown Hill cemetery last Saturday. Mr. Slavin had a
wide circle of friends both in this city and in Indianapolis.
He had a picturesque career starting as a prizefighter, then a railroad employee, detective and several terms as United States marshal in Texas when the Republicn party was in power. As a marshal he had many narrow escapes from death. Mr. Slavin for a number of years was the manager of the Specer Hotel and Cafe in Indianapolis.
Frank J. ZERBE, 43, bachelor Illinois Central passenger train brakeman with a
run from Chicago to Paducah, Kentucky, who was born and reared on a farm in
Richland township, died in Illinois Central Hospital at Stony Island, Illinois,
last night at 8 o'clock. Death was due to yellow jaundice.
The deceased was the son of Jacob and Mellisa ZERBE, and was born on a farm on the
bounday line, in 1881. He attended the public schools of this county and when
he was 21 years old accepted a position with the Lake Erie railroad in a little
town in Illinois. He was advanced to an agent's position. Fifteen years ago he
accepted employment with the Illinois Central.
Mr. Zerbe was a member of the Lutheran church at Tiosa and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He is survived by five brothers, George [ZERBE] of Streator, Ill., and Cecil [ZERBE], Max [ZERBE] Clyde [ZERBE] and Earl [ZERBE] of South Bend, and two sisters, Mae [ZERBE] of Indianapolis and Edna [ZERBE] of Des Moines, Iowa.
The body will be shipped to this city where burial will be made in the Zerbe family lot in the Richland Center cemetery, after services Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Richland Center church.
The funeral of Mrs. A. D. TONER, well known Fulton county woman, was held
Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Delong M.E. church. Mrs. Toner died Monday evening
following two months illness caused by a malignant growth in the abdomen.
Jessie May PHILLIPS was the daughter of David B. and Sarah PHILLIPS, and was born at Crescent City, Ill., January 8, 1870. On October 8, 1893, she married Albert D. TONER. For many years the couple lived at Kewanna, but for the last eleven years they had resided at Delong. To the union was born one son, Worth [TONER].
Surviving the deceased are the widower, the son, the mother, Mrs. Sarah YOUNG, three sisters, Mrs. Althea ULLEM of Glendale, Calif., Mrs. W. M. SMITH of North Manchester and Mrs. T. W. MacMANUS of Chicago. Her father and one sister preceded her in death.
Friday, March 13, 1925
Three days after becoming attacked by illness, William [S.] SEVERNS, 71, who
resided two miles southeast of Talma, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the McDonald
hospital in Warsaw, where he had been taken for treatment. Death was due to
strangulation of the bowels.
A bachelor, Mr. Severns had lived nearly all his life in the Talma vicinity, for many years living alone on his farm. He came to this county from Coshocton county, Ohio, his birthplace, with his parents, when he was four or five years old. He was the son of James and Maria SEVERNS, and was the last member of his family living.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Christian church at Talma, services being in charge of Rev. ELMORE. Burial will be made in the Yellow Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah OVERMYER, 89, a resident of this county for 41 years, died at
12:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wash OLDS, who lives four
and one-half miles north of this city on the Michigan road. Death was caused by
hardening of the arteries. Mrs. Overmyer had been bedfast for the past two
Sarah [OVERMYER], daughter of Henry and Nancy OVERMYER, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, on August 22, 1835. When she was quite young, her parents moved to Ohio. When she was 17 years of age, the deceased married Israel OVERMYER, who preceded her in death 31 years ago, and moved five years later to a farm in Pulaski county, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Overmyer lived in Pulaski county for 25 years and then came to Fulton county settling on a farm in Richland township.
Mrs. Overmyer is survived by four sons, Henry [OVERMYER] of Tiosa, Dr. George [OVERMYER] of Chillias, Wash., Tom [OVERMYER] of Monterey, and Fred [OVERMYER] of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and five daughters, Mrs. Mary RHINEHOLD and Mrs. Harriet YOUNG of Winamac, Mrs. Emma PALMER of Tiosa, Mrs. Mel SMITH of this city and Mrs. Wash OLDS at whose home she died.
Sixty-three grandchildren, 132 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
The deceased was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist church. The funeral services will be held from the Richland Center church Saturday afternoon, the cortege leaving the Olds home at 1 p.m. Rev. KOONEN will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Saturday, March 14, 1925
Ill since last Saturday with pneumonia, Mrs. Mary Jane JORDAN, 73, a resident
of Richland township for ten years, died Friday at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Delbert Stockberger, of near Richland Center.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Tippecanoe, services in charge of the Rev. RINEHART. Burial will be made in the Summit cemetery.
The deceased was born October 30, 1851, and resided in Tippecanoe until ten years ago. On Saturday, September 19, 1869, she married John JORDAN, who has preceded her in death.
Five children survive Mrs. Jordan. They are: Mrs. Alta WASHBURN of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Bessie HOFFMAN of Fort Wayne, William JORDAN of Culver, Mrs. Vida KING of Tippecanoe, Mrs. Eva KISER of South Whitley, and Mrs. Delbert STOCKBERGER of Richland Center.
Monday, March 16, 1925
Tuesday, March 17, 1925
Mrs. Nancy REIS, 75, of Ohio City, Indiana, formerly widow of Joseph RHODES,
who resided northeast of Akron and who has relatives in Rochester, died at her
home Monday as a result chiefly of an injury to her side which she received in a
railroad accident near Kissimmee, Florida, last winter, in which she was the
only person in the car to be injured.
The funeral was held Tuesday, and burial was made in the Nichols cemetery [north] of Akron.
The accident occurred when Mrs. Ries, accompanied by Mrs. Josephine STINSON of Athens, was touring in the South.
The deceased, who was Nancy MOON, was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Clara RHODES of Rochester, and an aunt of Mrs. Francis LOUDERBACK.
Mrs. Charles W. PALMER, 56, formerly of Macy, died Sunday at her home in
Richmond, Ind., of cancer. The body was brought to the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Alva McCARTER in Macy. The funeral was held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
charge of the Rev. C. F. SEIFRES of Windfall.
Edith Etna COLLINS, only daughter of S. O. and Calista (SQUIRES) COLLINS, was born near North Mud Lake January 6, 1869. She was united in marriage with Charles W. PALMER, August 20, 1886. To this union three children were born, Walter Scott [PALMER], Jesse Clark [PALMER] and Doris [PALMER. Walter Scott died in infancy.
About thirty-five years ago Mrs. Palmer united with the Macy Christian church.
Her mother, Mrs. Calista PULVER, died twenty months ago.
Surviving the deceased are the widower, an International Harvester company salesman; the son, Clark [PALMER], of Richmond, and the daughters, Mrs. Alva McCARTER, Mrs. Simeon LAYMAN of Delong and Mrs. Albert FAULSTICH of this city.
Wednesday, March 18, 1925
Thursday, March 19, 1925
Relatives in this city have been notified of the death of William HARTMAN,
54, of Detroit, Mich., which occurred late Tuesday night. Death was caused by
paralysis, the deceased having suffered a stroke 12 weeks ago which rendered him
helpless. The body will be shipped to Michigan City where funeral services will
be held Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. Burial will be made in Michigan City.
Mr. Hartman was born on a farm near Akron and was the son of David and Martha HARTMAN. For many years he was employed here as a section hand on the L. E. & W. railroad. Eleven years ago he moved to Detroit where he had secured a position in the Ford factory. Mr. Hartman was a member of the Manitou Moose lodge.
Besides the widow, Mr. Hartman is survived by two daughters, Lorene [HARTMAN] and Wilma [HARTMAN], at home; one full sister, Mrs. Josie BRYANT of near Akron; one half-brother, Andrew [HARTMAN], of this city, and four half-sisters, Mrs. James BROWN and Rachael [HARTMAN] of this city, Mrs. Hattie NORRIS of Nettleton, Arkansas, and Mrs. Elizabeth CLAYTON of Leiters Ford.
Robert SHIPLEY, 16, native of Disko, but who has resided from childhood until
his death Tuesday night from typhoid fever in Hammond, was buried Thursday in
the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron. Funeral services, held from the home of John
FLECK, were conducted by the Rev. WERHLEY of the Akron Methodist church at 2
Mr. Shipley had been employed by the Standard Steel Car company in Hammond, but a week ago became ill with typhoid fever.
C. E. SHIPLEY, the deceased's father, died a year ago. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bertha SHIPLEY, a brother Wendell [SHIPLEY] and two married sisters, all of Hammond.
Joseph ZOLMAN, 73, bachelor and veteran cement post builder of this city,
died at the home of his brother, Bruce [ZOLMAN], eight miles northeast of this
city Thursday morning at 1:30. Death was due to pneumonia.
The deceased for a number of years lived in an apartment over the Liston and Smith grocery and on Last Sunday was taken to the home of his brother where he could be better cared for.
He is survived by his brother, Bruce and two sisters, Mrs. Emaline DRUDGE of this city and Mrs. Susanna KRAFT of Fredericktown, Ohio. Obituary and funeral arrangements later.
H. A. FRISTOE has received word of the death of his aunt, Mrs. S. E. LEWIS,
age 84, which occurred Wednesday at her home in Aliance, Ohio. Mrs. Lewis
visited in Rochester a few years ago.
Friday, March 20, 1925
The funeral of Joseph ZOLMAN, 73, who died of pneumonia Thursday at the home
of his brother, Bruce, eight miles northeast of this city, will be held at 2
p.m. Saturday at the Sycamore church in that vicinity, services being in charge
of the Talma Methodist minister.
The deceased, born October 30, 1851 in the Talma vicinity, was the son of Amos and Jemima ZOLMAN. He has lived in this county all of his life, which was spent as a carpenter and cement post builder.
Mr. Zolman became seriously ill last Saturday, and Sunday was taken to his brother's home. A brother, Bruce [ZOLMAN] two sisters, Mrs. Emaline DRUDGE of this city and Mrs. Susanna KRAFT of Fredericktown, Ohio, survive the deceased.
Saturday, March 21, 1925
Wellington GABY, who formerly lived just north of Fulton, died at his home in
Royal Center, Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
He is survived by his wife and one son, Dan [GABY], of Rochester, and four daughters, Esther ULCH, of Kokomo, Helene STUTTS, of Logansport, Dora NETHERCUTT, of Culver, and Jane LOUDERBACK, of Pulaski county.
The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Indian church in Pulaski county, interment in the cemetery near by.
Death ended a four months illness due to cancer of the liver from which Mrs.
Harriet MUSSELMAN of near Akron had suffered, Friday evening. Mrs. Musselman
passed away at the residence of her brother, David BROWN, east of Akron, where
she had made her home. Mrs. Musselman was the widow of Francis MUSSELMAN who
died more than 18 years ago.
The funeral will be held Sunday at the Brown home at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
Harriet [BROWN], daughter of Jonas and Margaret BROWN, was born in Miami county in 1856. She had resided in Fulton county practically since her marriage to Mr. Musselman.
Surviving the deceased are four sons, Jesse [MUSSELMAN] and Francis MUSSELMAN who live in Illinois, William WINES of Peru, and Charles MUSSELMAN, who is in the United States army.
Caleb McCARTY, 82, long a resident of Richland township who had been living
at the County Farm since last November, died at five o'clock Saturday morning.
He had been in failing health for some time but was up Friday. During the night
he complained of being ill and J. D. LONG, caretaker, stayed with him until
midnight. At that time McCarty said he felt better and requested Mr. Long to
retire. Shortly before five Mr. Long visited the patient again and found him in
a serious condition and shortly afterwards he passed away.
Little is known of his life according to Mr. Long. He was a railroader in his earlier days and later resided on a farm. His wife passed away some time before and he is survived by a sister at Windfall and a son whose location is unknown.
The burial will be made at Kewanna. This is the first death to occur at the County Farm since July, 1923.
Mrs. A. D. ROBBINS was called to Crawfordsville Saturday by the death of her aunt, Mrs. H. F. SCHENCK. Mrs.Schenck, who was 65 years old, has been ill for some time with heart trouble. The funeral will be held Sunday at Crawfordsville.
Monday, March 23, 1925
Lawrence BODEY, aged about 53, formerly of the northeast part of Fulton
county but lately of South Bend, died Friday night at Walnut at the home of his
wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel BIDDINGER. The funeral was held Sunday
Surviving the deceased are the widow, Mrs. Mary BODEY; two daughters, Mary Ellen [BODEY], 2 years old, and Wilma Jean [BODEY], 13 months old; his father, Arley BODEY; a step-mother and a brother, Ray [BODEY]. The deceased had a wide circle of friends in this county.
Alfred Theodore [HOLLOWAY], 11 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville HOLLOWAY, 717 Monroe street, died at 4:55 Sunday afternoon of pneumonia. The child had been ill for two weeks. He is survived by his parents and five brothers and sisters. The funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon, Rev. McCOY in charge, with burial in the Citizens cemetery.
Tuesday, March 24, 1925
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. RINEHARDT, who died of heart disease at
Waterford, Canada, Sunday evening, will be held here at the Hoover Chapel
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The deceased, a former resident here from 1890 to 1908,
then the wife of the late Cornelius BURKETT, is a sister of Mrs. James HARPSTER,
of Richland Center and was well known by many people of the community. She was
81 years of age.
Mrs. Rinehardt was living with her daughter, Mrs. Cordelia BURKETT at the time of her death. She is survived by the one daughter and three sons. Ambrose BURKETT, a son, was in the city Monday making funeral arrangements. A short funeral service will be held at Huntington also where the deceased lived for some time.
Wednesday, March 25, 1925
Mrs. Jane MILLER, age 67, died Tuesday at 12:30 at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Walter BOCKOVER, of Peru, after an illness of six days due to paralysis.
Mrs. Miller [Jane ALSPACH] was born in Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Mary
ALSPACH. When about 20 years of age she was married to Henry MILLER who died
several years ago. Until five years ago, when she went to Peru to live with her
daughter, she resided on the MILLER farm south of Athens.
Mrs. Miller is survived by six sons, Tona [MILLER], Fred [MILLER], Jacob [MILLER] and Vern [MILLER], all of Rochester, Carl [MILLER] of Hutly, Ill., and Roy [MILLER] of Akron, three daughters, Mrs. BOCKOVER and Mrs. Wm. KERN of Peru and Mrs. Nelson BOWEN of Laketon, three sisters Mrs. Arminta BIGGS and Mrs. John MILLER of Rochester, and Misses Mary [ALSPACH] and Elizabeth ALSPACH of Akron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Bockover residence and burial will be made at Peru.
Thursday, March 26, 1925
Mrs. W. J. IRWIN, formerly of Fulton county, died recently at Tucson,
Arizona, friends in this vicinity have just learned. Mrs. Irwin had moved to
Tucson 11 years ago from Fayette, Iowa. The deceased was 55 years old.
Surviving the deceased are the widower, two daughters, one son, two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Laura DAVIDSON of Leiters Ford and a brother, A. M. McINTYRE of Delong, as well as numerous other relatives in this section.
Mrs. Dan TIPTON, 79, aunt of County Treasurer Isaac BATZ, and for many years
a resident of Newcastle township, died last week, at the home of her son, Ed
Hagan, in Elkhart, of complications incident to old age.
Mrs. Tipton was born [in] Burk county, Pennsylvania, February 6, 1846 and was the daughter of Reuben and Anna BATZ. She had been married three years.
The deceased is survived by her husband, one brother, Henry [BATZ], of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert GROVES of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Lizzie THOMAS and Mrs. George KEPLEY, both of Marion, a son, Ed [HAGAN], and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew LONG, of Owensboro, Ky.
Mrs. Tipton was a member of the Yellow Creek Baptist church. The funeral was held last Friday from the home of her son with burial in a cemetery at Elkhart.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary RINEHARDT, formerly of Richland township, was held
in the Hoover chapel shortly after noon Wednesday in charge of the Rev. W. F.
SMITH of the First M.E. church of Huntington. Mrs. SMITH sang.
Flower bearers were Mr. and Mrs. KITCHIN, Blanche LAMBERT, Gertrude MILLER, Mrs. McCabe DAY, and Inez BURKET, all of Huntington. Pall bearers, of Huntington, were Emory BRUBAKER, Earl GOBLE, Charles MORSE, J. H. ADAMS, Charles PAUL, Charles SHORTT and William MYERS.
Friday, March 27, 1925
Saturday, March 28, 1925
Isaac MECHLING, 72, resident of Fulton county since boyhood, died at the home
of his daughter, Mrs. Charles LEEDY, five miles northwest of Rochester at 5:30
o'clock Friday afternoon of advanced age. He had been in failing health for
three years, but bedfast only one week.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Tiosa in charge of the Rev. BROWER of Milford, and burial will be made in the cemetery at Richland Center.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel MECHLING, Isaac Mechling later removed to this county and in 1875 was united in marriage to Margaret RITZIUS, who preceded him in death six years ago.
The daughter living is the only close relative of the deceased, another daughter, Della [MECHLING], having died in infancy.
Mr. Mechling was very well known in Fulton county as a prominent farmer and citizen. He was a member of the United Brethren church at Tiosa.
Monday, March 30, 1925
Roland RENTSCHLER, 14, son of Andrew and Mattie RENTSCHLER, who reside two
miles southeast of Fulton, died at 4 a.m. Monday of pneumonia. He had been ill
for some time.
He was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church, a respected youth and the son of a prominent Liberty township family and his death was a distinct shock to the community.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton U. B. church.
Heart disease, resulting from diseased tonsils, brought the death at 4 a.m.
Sunday of Cleo WAGONER, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred WAGONER,
who reside 5 miles southeast of Rochester. The child, who was a pupil of Reiter
Cnsolidated school, had been ill four weeks, although not seriously ill all that
The funeral will be held Tuesday at Leiters Ford. Several brothers and sisters of the deceased child are ill.
Bright's disease caused the death at 12:25 o'clock Sunday morning of Mrs.
John McGRIFF, 72, of the Sand Hill neighborhood, near Richland Center. Death
came on the day of Mrs. McGriff's fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Surviving Mrs. [Laura] McGRIFF are the widower and five children, Mrs. Bertha BOWERS, Mrs. Elsie SANDERS and Edward [McGRIFF], Albert [McGRIFF] and Ben [McGRIFF]. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Richland Center M.E. church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Richland Center.
Weldon BOOKWALTER, 40, who resided near Twelve Mile, passed away at his home at midnight Sunday. Death was caused by tuberculosis.
Mrs. Charles [Alice] THURSTON of Fulton died at noon Saturday of cancer
following a year's illness. She was 61 years of age.
Besides the widower, she is survived by four children by a former marriage, Mrs. Pearl THOMPSON of Fulton, Mrs. Goldie PHILIPS and Mrs. Esther THOMPSON of Kansas City, and one son, George JEWELL, who is at Colorado Springs, Colo., for his health.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Baptist Temple in Fulton, the Rev. WHITESEL in charge. Burial will be made at Macy.
Chronic illness brought tragedy into a Marshall county farm home Saturday
forenoon, when Mrs. William PONTIUS, 40, a sufferer from asthma, having sent her
husband for some ice for her throat and told the children to go into the yard to
play, sent a shotgun bullet through her brain by holding the weapon's muzzle
against her temple. The Pontius family lives two miles south and one mile west
The funeral was held Monday.
The widower and four children survive the deceased. Several of the children who peered through the kitchen doorway following the gun's report discovered what had happened and ran for help to neighbors, Barney LEFFERT and Mr. WHITE. Argos authorities and Coroner R. E. JOHNSON were summoned.
Mrs. Pontius' maiden name was Grace HORNER and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry HORNER of near Argos. Mrs. George SAGER of near Argos is a sister, and Mrs. William CRABILL of Rochester is a sister-in-law.
Tuesday, March 31, 1925
Mrs. John J. CARTER, aged and highly respected resident of Kewanna, who was
familiarly known as "Grandma" CARTER, died Tuesday afternoon after a
lingering illness. The deceased was the mother of William CARTER, real estate
dealer of this city.
[NOTE: John J. CARTER, Sargt Co E 87 Ind Vol Inf, 1834-1914; Sarah E. CARTER, his wife, 1839-1925, both buried in Barnett Cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Union Twp.]
The funeral of Henry C. MARINE, 84, of near Gilead, who died Sunday at 6:30
o'clock in the morning of bronchitis, was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde MARINE. Burial was made in the cemetery nearby. The
deceased was a first cousin of James Whitcomb RILEY, late, beloved Hoosier poet.
Mr. Marine was the son of John A. and Olive A. MARINE, born Sept. 2, 1841 at
On Sept. 14, 1864 he was married to Laura Ann WRIGHT and to this union four children were born. All have preceded the father in death, except Clyde at Gilead.
He leaves to mourn his departure the aged widow, the son, Clyde, a sister, Ella MARINE of North Manchester, a brother, Will [MARINE], of Los Angeles, Cal., and a granddaughter, Marjory MARINE of South Dakota, daughter of James [MARINE], deceased.
A part of his life was spent at North Manchester and the remaining 50 years at their farm near Gilead.
Wednesday, April 1, 1925
Daniel FRAIN, veteran monument cutter of this city, Tuesday evening received
a telegram from Chicago stating that his son, William [FRAIN], aged 50, a
pharmacist, had been killed in a hotel there Tuesday afternoon and that his body
had been removed to a morgue. No details were given in the telegram as to how
Mr. Frain met his death. Howard FRAIN, cashier of the Fulton State Bank, a
brother of the deceased, went to Chicago Wednesday morning.
The News-Sentinel this afternoon received a telegram from the Yards News Bureau stating that William Frain had died in the Cook county hospital Tuesday afternoon from natural causes and that his brother, Carl [FRAIN], who is a bookkeeper for the Pullman Car company, had taken charge of the bvody. Daniel Frain stated Wednesday afternoon that neither he nor his son, Howard, had received word that William had been in a hospital for treatment.
William Frain was born in Winamac on July 8, 1874, and was the son of Daniel and Elnora FRAIN. With his parents he moved to this city when quite young. He graduated from the Rochester schools and then entered the Perry SHORE Drug store as an apprentice pharmacist. He later graduated from the school of pharmacy of the University of Chicago.
After graduating from the university Mr. Frain returned to this city and worked in the Shore Drug store for nine years, leaving this city 26 years ago. For the past 10 years, Mr. Frain has been employed in a drug store on South Clark street, Chicago.
Mr. Frain's only survivors are his father and two brothers. The body will be brought to this city for burial. Funeral arrangements later.
Mrs. Vera BARNETT CARTER, 86, widow of the late J. J. BARNETT, died shortly
before noon Tuesday at her home near Kewanna. She had lived in the Kewanna
vicinity her entire life, having been born on a farm two and one-half miles
southwest of that town.
Death, attributed to old age, followed an illness of four or five months,
during which time Mrs. Carter had been bedfast.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Kewanna Methodist Episcopal church, of which the deceased had been a member since she was 12 years old. Burial will be made in the Barnett cemetery, two miles southwest of Kewanna.
The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas BARNETT, old settlers in Union township. J. J. CARTER, whom she married, died about 10 years ago.
Surviving Mrs. Carter are two sons, William [CARTER] of Rochester and James [CARTER] of Kewanna; three daughters, Mrs. Emma WATSON and Mrs. Dora BURKET of Kewanna, and Mrs. Effie LAMBERT of Hammond.
At 10 p.m. Tuesday, Miss Ockadiah ZABST, 64, passed away at the county farm
after a year's illness from cancer of the liver. She had made her home there
since Oct. 21, 1899.
Daughter of George and Lucinda MARTIN ZABST, she was born April 21, 1860. She has several relatives living, among whom are a brother, John [ZABST]; sisters, Mrs. Margaret SMITH and Mrs. Lucinda WILDERMUTH of Rochester, and Emaline [ZABST] at the farm, and a niece, Mrs. John LAIDLAW, of this city.
Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Val Zimmerman parlors, in charge of Rev. HERMAN, and burial was made in the Salem cemetery, west of Mount Olive.
Three pastors, one of them an uncle of the deceased, took part in funeral services at Fulton Wednesday afternoon for Roland RENTSCHLER, 14, son of Andrew and Mattie RENTSCHLER. Nearly 600 persons attended the ceremonies. Pall bearers, with one exception, the uncle, were the five brothers of the deceased. Rev. Cecil SMITH, U. B. pastor at Fulton preached the sermon; Rev. J. N. HOMES, pastor of the Fulton U. B. circuit gave the prayer, and Rev. Howard CONN, uncle of the boy, read the scripture.
So mysterious are the circumstances surrounding the death of William FRAIN,
pharmacist of Chicago, former resident of Rochester and son of Daniel FRAIN of
this city, that Cook county Coroner Peter HOFFMAN has ordered an inquest to be
held Monday afternoon, Howard FRAIN, cashier of the Fulton State Bank and
brother of the deceased, who returned from Chicago late Wednesday night, stated
It is believed that Mr. Frain met his death either at the hand of an assassin, as an incision such as would be made by a bullet was found in the back of his head or by a fall which is substantiated by a gash over his left temple and badly bruised foot. Mr. Frain had heart trouble, which may have caused him to fall. At the time Monday afternoon when Mr. Frain met with the accident which caused his death he was working alone arranging a stock of drugs in a store on Seventeenth street, which his employer, Mr. TUCKER, intended to open next Saturday.
When Mr. Tucker returned at 2 p.m. he found Mr. Frain unconscious in a pool of blood at the bottom of a stairway leading to the basement. Police were notified, who in turn called an ambulance and had the injured man removed to the Cook county hospital where he lived until six o'clock Tuesday morning without regaining consciousness.
It is very puzzling to Mr. Frain's relatives in this city why they were not notified of his precarious condition by the hospital authorities or police as they had both his name and address and one in which to notify in case of accident. It also is known that Mr. Tucker had been warned by rivals not to open a store on Seventeenth street, which may be the clue which will unravel the mystery.
Funeral services for Mr. Frain will be held in Chicago Friday morning and the body will then be brought to this city on the Erie. Burial will take place at the I.O.O.F. cemetery in the Frain family lot upon arrival.
Friday, April 3, 1925
The funeral of Samuel METZGER, 60, of Kewanna was held at 1 p.m. Friday in
the Kewanna Christian church, Rev. BULGER conducting the services. Burial was
made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna.
Mr. Metzger, who died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester, had been ill for two months with cancer of the liver, which caused his death. For one month he had been unable to work. He had been at the hospital but one week before he died.
The deceased, son of John and Margaret METZGER, was born in Ohio, June 13, 1864 and moved to this county in early childhood. He had lived in the Kewanna vicinity for 56 years. In his profession as cook, he had been employed in various Kewanna business places. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and the Baptist church for many years.
Surviving him ar four brothers, William [METZGER], Jacob [METZGER] and David [METZGER] of Kewanna, and John [METZGER] of Jasper, Alabama. Three brothers and a sister have preceded him in death. The deceased was never married.
Mrs. Hellen LOWMAN ZOOK, 70, died at 6 a.m. Friday at the residence of her
grandson, Dwight KEIM, near Twelve Mile. She had been ill three years, afflicted
with high blood pressure. Two grandsons survive. The deceased was the wife of
William ZOOK, former county highway superintendent, from whom she had been
separated for four years.
The funeral will be held in Skinner's church near Twelve Mile at 2:30 p.m., Sunday and burial will be made at Twelve Mile.
The body of David M. WILLIAMSON, 73, who dropped dead Tuesday afternoon from heart failure at the home of his son south of Fulton, was interred Thursday afternoon in Spring Creek cemetery after services in the Spring Creek church. Two sons survive.
Mrs. Sallie BURT, 86, of Warsaw who was found burned to death in her home on
West Center street at 5 p.m., Wednesday, had many relatives in Rochester and
She was a sister of Mrs. Daniel SMITH who lives east of Rochester, and an aunt of former County Auditor Ernest "Jake" SMITH, Mrs. Frank MIKESELL, Foy SMITH, and Mrs. Charles COPLEN of Rochester, and Thurman SMITH of Athens.
Mrs. Burt's body, burned to a crisp, was lying near a stove in her bedroom
Mrs. Burt, who was just convalescing from her third stroke of paralysis, had lived alone for many years and it is unknown just how she met her death. Friends, however, pointed out that she was an inveterate pipe smoker and they have expressed the belief that she opened the door of the stove to get a live coal with which to light her pipe, when in some manner, it is believed, her clothing became ignited, and in her helpless condition, she was unable to put out the blaze.
Saturday, April 4, 1925
Monday, April 6, 1925
Benjamin F. MEREDITH, 60, farmer and life-long resident of the Tippecanoe
vicinity, died at his home there at 6:45 o'clock Sunday, after an illness of
five weeks from gall stones.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Talma Christian church, the Rev. JOHNSON in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rochester.
Born on July 5, 1864, the deceased was the son of Louis and Margaret MEREDITH. He received an education in the public schools, in later life married Rosa EMMONS, took up his occupation of farming and became a member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
Surviving Mr. Meredith are the widow and five children: Mrs. George W. HANLEY, of Dayton, O., Mrs. John R. MILLER of Bourbon, Mrs. Richard A. ARVIN of Indianapolis, John W. MEREDITH of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. Loran H. PREVO, of Miami, Florida.
Tuesday, April 7, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. David THOMAS received word this morning of the sudden death of their granddaughter, Wiladene [THOMAS], aged one, which occurred at 10 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMAS of Peru. The Thomas family moved from Rochester to Peru three months ago. The child will be brought to this city for burial.
Rev. Schuyler C. NORRIS, 67, retired, former pastor of the Macy Methodist
Episcopal church and the church at Green Oak, died Monday morning at his home
and birthplace, three and one-half miles east of Culver and one and one-half
miles east of Lake Maxinkuckee. Death was caused by hardening of the liver and
followed an illness of six to eight months. The deceased was an uncle of Mrs.
John BOOKWALTER of Macy. Since his retirement, Rev. Norris had devoted himself
to trucking on his farm.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., in the Poplar Grove church northeast of the deceased's home, in charge of Rev. SERVIES, and burial will be made in the Poplar Grove cemetery.
Schuyler Norris was born on March 31 1858, the son of Ransom and Mary NORRIS. On Sept. 14, 1892, he was married at Mexico, Ind., to Anna WOOLEY, who survives him as do four sons, Parmer [NORRIS] of Chicago, Marvin [NORRIS] and Maynard [NORRIS] of Fort Wayne, and Everett [NORRIS], at home; a brother, Harvey [NORRIS] of Culver, and a sister, Mrs. Mary SCHROEDER of Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Norris was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Maxinkuckee, No. 273.
Pneumonia within the space of half a week caused the death of Thomas GRAFFIS,
82, of Star City, brother of Levi GRAFFIS of Rochester and George [GRAFFIS] of
Kewanna. Seized by the disease last Thursday, Mr. Graffis died Sunday. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at Star City and burial
will be made at Logansport.
The deceased, a retired farmer, would have been 83 years of age April 19th. He is survived by three brothers, George [GRAFFIS] of Kewanna Levi [GRAFFIS] of Rochester and Renian [GRAFFIS], of Lake Alfred, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Martha ALLEN of Star City, and two sons Bert [GRAFFIS] of Chicago and Cecil [GRAFFIS] of Richmond.
Wednesday, April 8, 1925
Funeral servicds for Wiladene [THOMAS], little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
THOMAS, were held at ten o'clock Wednesday morning at the Thomas home in Peru.
Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery at Rochester.
Strychnine - containing catharitic tablets, called Hinkle's pills, were fatal to the infant, it was learned here today. The child died in the office of Dr. RENDALL, at Mexico, at the conclusion of a frantic race with death made by the parents when they discovered the plight of the infant.
The child crawled to the top of a table in the family home about 8 o'clock that morning, eating a number of the tablets that had been left there. Each of the tablets contained a small portion of strychnine, according to Dr. C. F. WARRELL, county coroner. Death occurred at 9 o'clock. The coroner said his verdict would be "accidental strychnine poisoning."
Thursday, April 9, 1925
Friday, April 10, 1925
Mrs. Ed TIPPY, 80, nee Emmarilla Louisa FIX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David
FIX, died at Talma, where she has lived for 12 years, at nearly midnight
Thursday. Death caused by complications incident to old age, came after an
illness of two years. Mrs. Tippy had been bedfast three weeks.
Born in Delaware county, Ohio, April 7, 1845, the deceased later moved with her parents to Shelby county from which section she came to this county 52 years ago. Her parents died when she was young and she was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel HUNT. The deceased was a member of the Talma Christian church.
Surviving Mrs. Tippy are the widower, two sons, Frank [TIPPY] of Toledo and Lee [TIPPY] of Rochester, and four daughters, Mrs. Della EMMONS, of Talma, Mrs. Ida SCOTT, of Fate, Mo., Mrs. Ella FOOR, of Rochester, and Mrs. Linnie FIELDS, of Fort Wayne.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Talma and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetry.
Mrs. Amanda ALEXANDER, 84, died at 9:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Bert FLETCHER, her son-in-law and daughter, one and one-half
miles north of the Pendleton bridge across the Tippecanoe river, northwest of
Rochester, having been ill but two weeks. She was the widow of W. Riley
ALEXANDER. Numerous relatives live in this county.
Amanda ALSPACH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry ALSPACH, was born near Mechanicsburg, Indiana, but had resided in Fulton county since her marriage. She was a member of the Evangelical church.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Henry STEININGER, of the Whippoorwill vicinity, Mrs. Frank RITTER, of near Richland Center, and Mrs. Bert FLETCHER, with whom she had resided recently; several nephews and nieces including Vern ALEXANDER, of Rochester, Mrs. Carrie DICKEY of South Bend, and Mrs. Charles CLINGER, of near Newcastle; several grandchildren, among whom are Mrs. Claude BRUBAKER of Rochester, Arlie STEININGER of this city, Mrs. Err BIDDINGER of north of here, and other relatives. Three daughters are dead.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Richland Center, in charge of the Rev. KISSINGER. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mrs. James SMITH, wife of an Erie telegrapher at Laketon who formerly lived
in Rochester, died at noon Thursday, having been ill since January. Death was
said to have been caused by tumor of the brain. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had been
married less than a year, the ceremony having been performed August 25th last.
Mamie [SWANK], only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles SWANK, was born Feb. 24, 1902, on a farm two and one-half miles south of Laketon. In young womanhood she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She was a member of the Red Cross and had taught school prior to her marriage.
The funeral will be held Sunday in the U. B. church at Laketon. Burial will be made in the cemetery at North Manchester.
Miss Effie BISHOP, who is employed at the Rochester public library, went
Friday morning to Star City, having received word that her aunt and uncle, Mr.
and Mrs. Archie PATNAUDE, had been killed Thursday in a grade crossing crash.
Kentland, Ind., April 10. - (By I.N.S) - The condition of Meddie PATNAUDE, survivor of the grade crossing accident yesterday in which Archie Patnaude, 42 and Anna [PATNAUDE], 35, his wife, were killed, is critical, physicians said today.
Meddie Patnaude and his wife were riding with the accident victims when a southbound New York Central freight struck their car at a crossing near Here. The party was enroute to Larab, Ill., to attend a funeral. Patnaude lives northeast of Fowler.
Saturday, April 11, 1925
Ed KUMLER, 38, a resident of Kewanna, and well known in the county, killed
himself Saturday morning at his home with a shotgun. His body was found by his
wife about ten o'clock when she returned from church. He was a brother of Frank
KUMLER, assistant cashier at the United States Bank and Trust Co., of this city,
and Bright KUMLER, former county treasurer, of Kewanna. Frank Kumler did not
know of the death until nearly noon when he was informed by a News-Sentinel
According to the information from Kewanna, Mr. Kumler, whose home is on Logan street there, had been worrying about financial matters and the sale of the old home farm recently had made him unusually despondent. He had lived there until March 1st.
About eight o'clock his wife left home to attend mass and returned an hour later. But it was not until ten o'clock that she went up stairs and there in a bedroom found the body of her husband. He had shot himself in the abdomen and nearly a gallon of blood was on the floor. It is thought that he had aimed for his heart.
Coroner HIATT was called but up to noon had made no report.
He is survived by his wife and one son.
Benjamin F. MEREDITH, exemplified in the highest degree a husband, father,
brother and friend. He was born July 5th, 1864 on his father's farm in Fulton
county. His parents were John Lewis and Margaret MEREDITH. He passed from the
human state of existence April 5th, 1925.
On July 13th, 1884 he married Rosa EMMONS. She and her five children survive him. The children being Lola Grace HANLEY, Dayton, Ohio, Lieu Frances MILLER, Bourbon, Ind., Margaret Marie ARVIN, Indianapolis, Ind., John William MEREDITH, San Jose, Calif Reatha Fern PREVO, Miami, Fla.
There is one grandson, Carl Arden MILLER. The two surviving brothers are Orland [MEREDITH] of Mentone, Ind., and John [MEREDITH] of New York City. His one surviving uncle is Francis DRUDGE.
He was admitted to Ilion Lodge No. 715 I.O.O.F. by initiation June 18, 1896. He was elected treasurer January 1, 1906 and served continuously until his death.
Monday, April 13, 1925
The funeral of Ed KUMLER of Kewanna, who ended his life Saturday morning
while his wife and ten year old son were at church, was held Monday afternoon at
the home. Burial was made in the Kewanna cemetery. Mr. Kumler's action had been
ascribed to worry over the sale of the farm home place. He had recently moved to
Kewanna and operated a truck line.
Kumler is survived by four brothers, O. M. KUMLER of Logansport, Roy [KUMLER] of Grass Creek, Frank [KUMLER] of Rochester, and H. B KUMLER, Kewanna funeral director, and four sisters, Mrs. Coleman PHILLIPS of Argos, Mrs. Asa MURRAY of Grass Creek, Mrs. Earl HEINBARGER of Montmorenci, and Miss Mae KUMLER of Rochester, besides the widow and son.
Worry over the death of an infant son several weeks ago has caused Mrs.
Charles SCHINDLER, who lives north of this city on the Michigan road to become
She was found Saturday evening in a machine in front of the Tully PONTIOUS residence by Officer CHAMBERLAIN and Monday morning was found in another car which was parked near the Wash HAMLETT home on Jefferson street. Mrs. Schindler has the care of five children all at home.
Tuesday, April 14, 1925
George H. COOK, former well-known Warsaw man, who has relatives in this city,
died very suddenly at 10:30 Saturday night at his home in Berrien Springs, Mich.
Death was due to a heart attack and came about half an hour after he was
stricken. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at South Whitley.
Mr. Cook, 72, went to Warsaw from South Whitley, where he had resided for many years. He was associated with his son, Walter H. COOK, in the lumber business in Warsaw and moved to Berrien Springs less than a year ago. He formerly lived east of Akron.
Influenza and asthma coupled with a stroke of paralysis suffered two months
ago caused the death at 10 p.m. Monday night of Rev. J. N. HOLMES of Fulton, 64,
pastor of the Bethel, Fairview and Olive Branch churches and a member of the
Rochester United Brethren church.
Rev. Holmes had been a pastor on the Fulton circuit since the fore part of
last Summer, having gone from Argos to Fulton about ten months ago.
He is survived by the widow, who was Reba ADUM a son, Harmon [HOLMES], of Argos, and a daughter, Mrs. Glen HOSTETLER of near Peru, besides three grandchildren and a brother.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Fulton U. B. church, the Rev. Noah McCAY of Rochester and Rev. Cecil SMITH of Fulton in charge. Burial will be made at Peru.
Edwin E. CONKLIN, 64, employed for 30 years on the farm of Mrs. Alice
PERSCHBACHER near Tiosa, died at the home there Monday of cancer of the stomach,
from which he had suffered for six months. Although Mr. Conklin has relatives
living none are in this section.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 o'clock at Richland Center, and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Mrs. Laura B. TRAINER, 67, formerly of Rochester, died at her home at 389 E.
Third street, Peru, Sunday morning following an illness of four weeks. Mrs.
Trainer had resided in Peru for the past 24 years, having moved there from
Rochester. She was united in marriage with John TRAINER September 10, 1900. The
deceased was born April 15, 1857, being at time of death 67 years of age. She
was a member of the Methodist church.
Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Thomas MURDEN of Plymouth, and Mrs. Manford RALSTON of Rochester, and two brothers, Nathan FINLEY, of Marion, and Alfred FINLEY, of Jackson, Michigan.
Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
Captain James Albert SCULL, 55, lifetime army man and son of the well-known
J. F. SCULL, who was superintendent of Rochester schools for many years,
collector curios in many parts of the world, a large number of which he donated
to LeRoy C. Shelton American Legion post of this city, died suddenly Tuesday
morning at San Antonio, Texas, under conditions which suggest heart failure. A
telegram was received by relatives here early Tuesday.
The widow, formerly Emma MEYER of this city, a son, Herbert [SCULL] in the navy, two daughters, Dorothy [SCULL] and Christine [SCULL] at home, both of whom attended the local high school for a time, the mother-in-law, Mrs. Nancy MEYER, and sisters-in-law, Rose [MEYER] and Congo MEYER, all of this city are among the survivors. A twin brother, John [SCULL] and a sister, Dr. Nell SCULL, live in Detroit, a sister, Mrs. UPHAM, lives in Milwaukee, and another, Mrs. SHADELL, lives in Crown Point.
An interesting army career was led by Captain Scull. He was in the service in the Spanish-American war, went from Buffalo to China during the Boxer rebellion, was four years in the Philippines, three years at Haines, Alaska, at Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., a year at Fort Meyers, Washington, D. C., and at Fort Fitzimmons, Denver, Colorado until last August. During the world war he was a major overseas, in the medical corps. He would soon have been placed on the army retired list.
Wednesday, April 15, 1925
Clement V. JONES, 62, nephew of Mrs. Francis LOUDERBACK of this city, died suddenly in a chair in the lobby of the Wayne hotel in Peru Monday afternoon of heart disease. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the home in Peru. Three sons and four daughters survive.
Edna Irene [FLYNN], four months old daughter of Ray and Matilda FLYNN, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, 721 East Tenth street. Death was caused by influenza. The child will be buried Thursday afternoon in the Citizens cemetery.
The body of Captain James Albert SCULL is being brought to Rochester for
Back to the home of most of his boyhood years, the son of J. F. SCULL, former superintendent of schools here, whose long army career was abruptly ended Tuesday morning is being brought for a soldier's funeral on Sunday, or perhaps Saturday.
Sometime Saturday the body is expected to arrive here, and the widow, and daughters, Dorothy [SCULL] and Christine [SCULL], are expected to reach here early Saturday morning.
Although funeral arrangements are incomplete, it is expected it will be a military one. Details of the funeral will be decided upon after the arrival of the family.
Samuel ROYER, a well known Henry township farmer, died Monday night at his
home east of Akron after an illness of three weeks with the flu.
Mr. Royer, who was 64 years of age, was born in Fulton county April 28th, 1860, the son of Benjamin and Sarah ROYER. On November 28, 1884, he was married to Mary E. MILLER. He is survived by the widow and two sons, Carl [ROYER] and Orville [ROYER], at home and two daughters, Mrs. Eva OVERLY of Roann and Miss Edna [ROYER] at home; three brothers, Reuben [ROYER] and Jess [ROYER] of Akron and George [ROYER] of Tacoma, Washington and one sister, Mrs. Amanda FORE of New Waterford, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Church of God in Akron with Rev. Estel PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Charles CALLOWAY, 70, of near Green Oak, died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday of
pneumonia, after an illness of only a week.
He had been a lifelong resident of this county, having been born here October 23, 1854. He was the son of Gartin and Margaret CALLOWAY.
In February, 1880, he was united in marriage with Flora PORTER, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. For some time, he had made his home with his son, Howard P. CALLOWAY, southwest of Green Oak.
Besides the son, two grandchildren, Virginia [CALLOWAY] and Robert [CALLOWAY], who are living in South Bend with an aunt, a brother, Schuyler [CALLOWAY] of near Fulton, and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca HODGE of Macy and Mrs. Lucy COLLINS of Montana, survive.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Green Oak church, services being conducted by Rev. Daniel S. PERRY of this city. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
The funeral of Mrs. Ethel Mae FUNK, 28, who died at her home three miles
south of Leiters Ford Saturday afternoon after an illness of five weeks, was
held Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the Sharon church. Services were
conducted by Rev. WILLIAMS of the Leiters Ford M. E. church. Burial was made in
the Moon cemetery adjoining the Sharon church. Death was caused by
complications, "flu" and tuberculosis, ending in blood poisoning.
Mrs. Funk [Ethel Mae COUGHENOUR] was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William COUGHENOUR, and had lived in northern Indiana all her life. With her husband and family she had recently moved to the Lewis BAILEY farm from South Bend. The widower, Carey FUNK and two children, one by a former marriage, survive.
Thursday, April 16, 1925
Twenty-six ministers, seven of whom took part in the services, attended the
funeral at 10 o'clock Thursday morning of Rev. J. N. HOLMES of Fulton, late
pastor of the Olive Branch, Bethel and Fairview circuit. Many others attended,
and the floral offerings were of unusual number and beauty.
Services were held at the home and at the Fulton U. B. Church. Rev. Dan KISSINGER of Claypool delivered the prayer at the home, the Olive Branch quartet sang, the Rev. Cecil SMITH of Fulton read the scripture, Rev. GROVES of Logansport prayed, Rev. LOWER talked on Rev. Holmes' life, the Rev. THOMPSON and Rev. CORNELIUS sang, and Rev. Noah McCOY of Rochester, delivered the funeral sermon.
Burial was made in Peru.
Friday, April 17, 1925
Jacob KISTLE, a civil war veteran of Sidney, bled to death Wednesday. A few days ago a growth was removed from under his tongue, and Tuesday night the wound started bleeding. By the time the bleeding was stopped he had lost so much blood that death followed.
James SPARKS, 74, of Aurora, Ill, died recently of old age and complications.
He leaves four sons, Ed SPARKS of Akron, Samuel [SPARKS] and Thomas [SPARKS] of South Bend, and Paul [SPARKS] of Joliet, Wisconsin [sic], and a daughter, Helen [SPARKS]. Funeral services were held at South Bend.
The funeral of Capt. James Albert SCULL, 56, formerly of this city who died
suddenly Tuesday at San Antonio, Texas, will be held at the Presbyterian church
here at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Daniel S. PERRY will preach the
sermon. From noon on Sunday until the time of the funeral the body will lie in
state at the church.
A military note will be dominant in the funeral service for Capt. Scull, whose long army service in many lands soon would have earned for him honorable retirement. The American Legion and the Spanish-American War Veterans are expected to attend the funeral cortege. Capt. Scull served in both the World war and the Spanish-American war as well as in the Boxer uprising in China and in the Philippines.
Mr. Herbert SCULL, a son, and his wife arrived Friday morning from New York to attend the funeral. Mr. Scull at present is attending Columbia University.
The body will arrive sometime Saturday. Mrs. James SCULL, widow of the deceased man, who was formerly Emma MEYER of this city, and her daughters, Dorothy [SCULL] and Christine [SCULL] will arrive early Saturday from Chicago.
Saturday, April 18, 1925
The body of the late Captain James Albert SCULL, formerly of this city, who
died suddenly Tuesday at San Antonio, Tex., where he was stationed, arrived in
this city early Saturday morning. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday
at the Presbyterian church where the body will lie in state from noon on.
Military escorts will be provided by the American Legion and the Spanish
American War VBeterans.
Mrs. Scull, the widow, and daughter, Dorothy [SCULL], arrived on the same train from Chicago early Saturday to attend the funeral. Another daughter, Christine [SCULL], remained at San Antonio, to finish out the school year.
Paul STUFF, 14, of Monterey, brother of Fay, wife of the Kewanna teacher of
the eighth grade, died Friday at his home.
When news of the death was received by the sister, she suffered a partial stroke of paralysis, which left her speechless.
Mrs. Ella HUDKINS, 79, died at her home in Kewanna at 1:30 a.m. Saturday,
within 28 hours of a stroke of apoplexy which she suffered Thursday noon.
Born and reared in Kewanna, Mrs. Hudkins had always lived there. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John HUDKINS and married Arch HUDKINS, who died several years ago. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge and the Baptist church.
A son, John C. [HUDKINS], restaurant proprietor at Kewanna, a sister, Mrs. Schuyler STUBBS of Kewanna, and three brothers, L. "Jud" [HUDKINS] of Rochester, Waldron [HUDKINS], of South Dakota and Alonzo [HUDKINS] of Tennessee, and three grandchildren, Waldron [HUDKINS], Byron [HUDKINS] and Mary [HUDKINS], survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Monday, April 20, 1925
Mrs. Margaret Ann EISENMAN, 85, mother of Jacob Eisenman, of South Main
street, who has a number of relatives in this county, died at 9 o'clock Sunday
night. Paralysis was the cause of death.
Mrs. Eisenman had been spending the winter with her son, Jacob, in this city, but recently had gone to reside on her farm near Kewanna, where she lived alone.
Mr. Eisenman Saturday went out to the farm, and found the home entirely locked up. He found an entrance and found Mrs. Eisenman lying upon the floor. She was brought to his home in this city, but her age did not enable her to survive the stroke.
Born in Pennsylvania October 20, 1840, the deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick REAP, natives of Germany. She later came to Fulton county and married George EISENMAN, now deceased.
The surviving children are Jacob [EISENMAN] of this city, Henry [EISENMAN], of Kewanna, and Mary [EISENMAN], of Oregon.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at press time Monday. Relatives are awaiting the arrival of a daughter from Oregon.
Tuesday, April 21, 1925
Henry P. BOWLES, 87, native of New Hampshire but nearly all his life a
resident of the Akron vicinity, died Monday morning at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Charles Alexander in Akron with whom he had resided several months. He had
been ill one year. His wife died at the Alexander home late in February of this
Funeral services will be held in the Bethel church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of Rev. HEDGES.
Landaff, New Hampshire, was the birthplace of the deceased on Sept. 11, 1837. He early came to Fulton county, and in 1857 married Frances BROWN, at Wabash. Children of the union who survive are Mrs. Charles ALEXANDER of Akron, Mrs. May COOPER of Akron, M. W. BOWLES of Ashley, Ind., and E. R. BOWLES of Gary.
Six brothers and sisters survive. They are Myron [BOWLES], Almira [BOWLES], Thomas [BOWLES], Mary [BOWLES], Charles [BOWLES] and Martin [BOWLES], all of New Hampshire.
Wednesday, April 22, 1925
Benjamin HEILBRUN, 70, for several years mayor of Osage City, Kan., and
former Rochester resident, died at his home in the western city Tuesday
afternoon while his sister and brother, Mrs. Bertha Levi and Ferd Heilbrun were
enroute there. The deceased was proprietor of a general store in Osage City.
Mr. Heilbrun came here with his parents when a child and in later life, for many years, was associated with Meyer LEVI in the drygoods business here.
Born in Cincinnati November 29, 1855, Benjamin Heilbrun was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi HEILBRUN. His next home for many years was Rochester.
Mr. Heilbrun is survived by the widow, Mrs. Nettie HEILBRUN; two sons, Sidney [HEILBRUN] of Osage City and Alfred [HEILBRUN] of Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Etta MILLER and Mrs. Bessie SHROEDER of Rock Island, Kan.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha LEVI of Rochester, and Mrs. Julius RICH of Nashville, Tenn., and three brothers, Ferd HEILBURN of Rochester, and Samuel [HEILBRUN] and Joseph [HEILBRUN] of Kansas
A Kansas City minister will officiate at the funeral.
Mrs. Maude [ENYART] EATINGER, 64, for five years a resident of Fulton, died
Tuesday night at 9 o'clock at the home of a daughter in North Judson, of
complications. She had gone there nine weeks ago and became ill.
Mrs. Eatinger came from North Judson to live with her mother, Mrs. ENYART, in 1920. She was the widow of Frank EATINGER, who died nine years ago. She was a member of the Fulton United Brethren church.
Surviving are the mother, two brothers, M. O. ENYART and William ENYART of Fulton, three daughters and a son.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock in North Judson and burial will be made at Rochester.
Thursday, April 23, 1925
Mrs. Benjamin Franklin BARKMAN, aged 64 years, five months and 11 days, died
at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening at her home east of Rochester in the Bigfoot
vicinity, a victim of cancer. She had been in ill health three years and bedfast
Born in Fulton county, near Akron, Nov. 11, 1860, the deceased had been a resident of this county her lifetime.
\ She was Delilah Maranda SWARTZLANDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry SWARTZLANDER, formerly of Pennsylvania. Her mother's maiden name was Elizabeth SPOTTS.
On October 7, 1885, the deceased married B. F. BARKMAN, who survives her. Three daughters survive. They are Mrs. May NELSON of Burket, Mrs. Charles HUFFMAN of Rochester, and Mrs. Russell SHERWOOD of Rochester. A sister, Mrs. A. K. ASHELMAN lives in Akron and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary HECKATHORNE, lives at Fulton.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Bethlehem church, Rev. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the Hamlett cemetery.
William Edward TUMBLESON, 66, farmer and horse buyer who resided eight miles west of Warsaw, died Sunday at Woodlawn hospital and funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the home of Rev. Noah McCOY of Rochester. Burial was made at Milford. Mr. Tumbleson died after undergoing a serious operation.
Friday, April 24, 1925
Mrs. Amanda Elizabeth ALEXANDER, daughter of William and Susan ALSPACH, was
born at Middletown, Henry county, Ind., Nov. 22, 1841, and departed this life
Thursday, April 9, 1925, aged 83 years, 4 months and 17 days. On May 19, 1860
she [Amanda Elizabeth ALSPACH] was united in marriage to William Riley ALEXANDER
of Mechanicsburg, Henry county, Ind. To this union six children were born,
Martha Ellen ZINK, Lillie Ann [ALEXANDER] Sarah Susan STEININGER, Lou Etta
WALTERS, Hattie Eldora RITTER and Clara May FLETCHER, Martha Ellen Zink, Lillie
Ann and Lou Etta Walters, having preceded her in death, also her husband who
passed away five years ago. She was a member of the Evangelical church for 50
years and remained a faithful and devoted christian until death, often expressed
her willingness that she was ready and willing to go.
In the spring of 1866 they moved from Henry county to Fulton county, Ind. She lived for almost 45 years at the place where she died.
She leaves to mourn their loss three daughters, Mrs. Henry STEININGER, Mrs. Hattie RITTER and Mrs. Bert FLETCHER, with whom she resided, 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, and Aunt Katherine PERSONETT who is near 90 years of age and a host of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, at 2 o'clock at Richland Center, with burial in Odd Fellows cemetery. Rev. KISTLER conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Philip BEEHLER.
Mrs. Margaret Ann EISENMAN, was born in Pennsylvania on October 20 1840, and
departed from this life April 19, 1925, at the age of 84 years and six months.
She [Margaret Ann REEP] was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick REEP. In
early life, she came with her parents to Indiana and settled on a farm in
On March 20, 1864, she was united in marriage to John G. EISENMAN. Six
children were born to this union, three of whom are deceased. Her husband also
departed this life 29 years ago. She is survived by two sons, Jacob EISENMAN of
south Main street, Rochester, Henry EISENMAN, of Kewanna, and Mrs. Aldeora
BEATTIE of Corvallis, Oregon. There are eleven grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren, and one brother, Jacob REEP of Oregon and a sister, Mary
STRATTON of Pulaski.
She was a member of the Dutch Reform Church in early life, and she gave much of her time in caring for the sick, being a very industrious woman.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of Jacob Eisenman on south Main street. They are in charge of Rev. McCOY.
Saturday, April 25, 1925
Monday, April 27, 1925
Word was received in Rochester Monday of the death of James Benedict SEREWICZ, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. SEREWICZ, formerly of this city. Death followed an operation for appendicitis. The funeral will be held at the home of the parents at 3732 North Kenneth Ave., Chicago, on Wednesday. The deceased was born at Rochester March 21, 1922. Mr. Serewicz was head of the Gauge Valve plant when he lived here.
Word was received here Monday by letter of the death of Mrs. Ernistine
HOLZMAN, at Elmsford, N.Y., on Last Thursday night. The letter which was written
to Miss Rose MEYER of this city simply stated that Mrs. Holzman had passed away
while sleeping and that the death was very unexpected. She was widely known in
Rochester, having lived in her home at North Main street for fifty years. Had
she lived until May 12th she would have been 86 years of age.
Mrs. Holzman had been spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Ike TUDENRICH, at Los Angeles, but when the latter suffered a stroke of paralysis, just recently, she went to Elmsford to the home of her daughters, Mrs. Bess Levis and Mrs. Ida Wolgemuth, and had been there only a short time when death occurred. Mrs.Wolgumuth is at Miami, Fla., with Henry Holzman, who lived at the Rochester home with his mother. Only recently he had a foot removed by an operation.
The deceased was born in Germany, her maiden name being [Ernistine] FEDER and after coming to this country first living in Cincinnati and later moved to Rochester with her husband, George HOLZMAN. He died a number of years ago. Of late years she had spent the winters with her children living here in the summers with her son, Henry. Her death broke a remarkable triangular friendship that had existed between her, Mrs. Nancy MEYER and Mrs. Louisa EDWARDS, who were friends and close neighbors since their early days.
Immediate relatives surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ida WOLGEMUTH, Mrs. Bess LEVIS, Mrs. TUDENRICH, and Mrs. Clara COHEN, of Los Angeles, and two sons, Henry [HOLZMAN] and Lee [HOLZMAN], the latter of New York. The youngest son, Julius [HOLZMAN], passed away a few years ago.
Burial will be made in the Jewish cemetery at Cincinnati in the family lot where other members of the family, who have gone on, are buried.
Deaths of two Henry township residents, with influenza as the contributing cause, have been reported. Barthol Elbert DAVID, 38, lfarmer, died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening, while Mrs. Hanna CULVER, 88, passed away at 5 o'clock in the morning. Tuesday, on her 89th burthday, Mrs. Culver will be buried.
After an illness of little more than a week, Barthel Elbert DAVID expired at
his home, one and one-half miles north of Akron. A farmer by occupation, he
would have been 40 years old in July. He was born near Talma, the son of Jackson
and Lydia DAVID. His father is deceased, and his mother now is Mrs. Lydia HORN.
On February 25, 1912, Mr. David married Ruth CLIFTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John CLIFTON. The widow and a daughter, Ruthanna [DAVID], aged 8 years, survive him. Two brothers and a sister are dead.
The funeral will be held probably Wednesday. It will be in the Akron Methodist church, the Rev. WERHLEY in charge.
Old age contributed to the death of Mrs. Hannah CULVER after an illness of
three months. She had been a lifelong resident of this county.
[Hannah CUTSHALL], daughter of Jacob and Lydia CUTSHALL, was born April 28, 1836. All of her brothers and sisters, Andrew [CUTSHALL], Mary Elizabeth [CUTSHALL], Phillip [CUTSHALL], Wilson [CUTSHALL], George W. [CUTSHALL], Arnold [CUTSHALL] and Amanda [CUTSHALL], are dead.
On September 29, 1853, she married William SECRIST. Four children, three of whom died in infancy, were born to the union. At the home of the one living, Mrs. Albert CARPENTER, of Akron, Mrs. Culver passed away. Her second marriage was to Charles CULVER of Ohio, a Civil war veteran, who died about seven years ago.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, and burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery. Other details of the funeral have not been arranged.
Tuesday, April 28, 1925
Charley HOLDEN, 65 well known resident of the East Side, Lake Manitou, former
actor, play owner and theatre manager, died Tuesday morning about five o'clock
at his home as the result of dialation of the heart. He had been seriously
afflicted with heart trouble for some time and while his death came as a shock
to his wife and relatives it was not unexpected. He was first taken ill about
two years ago and as the result of an attack was taken to his bed last January.
While he had been a resident of the lake intermittently for thirty years, about ten years ago he made his year around home there. Last fall he went to Chicago where he spent the winter with relatives at a hotel and it was there that he became seriously ill. He was brought back home a few weeks ago and while he did sit up in a wheel chair he was never able to be up.
Mr. Holden had a very interesting career in the theatrical world and at one time his companies were familiarly known all over the United States. He entered the stage profession early in life and after sucess as an actor he organized "THE HOLDEN COMEDY CO." which he managed while he and his wife took part as players. Later a second company was made up by him and the two organizations played in towns, large and small over the country.
Prominent in one of his companies were the parents of Clara Kimball YOUNG, the noted movie actress, who was born while the troupe was in Holden's employ.
While on the road his company often made Rochester and he became interested
in Lake Manitou, and purchased land here at the East Side. This plot was known
as HOLDEN'S PARK and for years during the summer he operated the hotel (now
Fairview) and took his companies on the road in the winter. While making his
summer home here year after year he also attracted numerous actors to the lake
and at one time quite a colony spent their vacations here.
Later he gave up the road and at times managed theatres at Peru, Wabash, Logansport, Huntington and Indianapolis. Then he retired to his present home and operated his farm specializing in poultry.
Charles Arthur HOLDEN was born at Lawrenceburg, Ind., Dec. 14, 1859 the son of William W. and Angeline LYONS HOLDEN. He was married to Miss Maude McCAIN, at Urbana, Ill., on Dec. 14, 1882. He was a member of the K. of P., Elks lodges and the Country Club. He joined the Methodist church early in life.
He is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. Ralph RAVENCROFT of Rochester, and one brother, Harry HOLDEN, of Los Angeles, California.
Rev. W. J. NIVEN will preach the funeral sermon while burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Other details later.
Helen Fay [THOMAS], infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMAS of Peru, formerly of here, died Monday at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob BUTLER, when she was just four weeks old. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Wednesday, April 29, 1925
Funeral services for the late Charles HOLDEN will be held next Thursday at 2
p.m. from the home on the east side of the lake, with Rev. James NIVEN in
charge. Burial will be made at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Private Burial Saturday.
Mrs. Lydia MARTIN, 83 years old, sister of Mr. John LAIDLAW of this city,
died Tuesday morning at the family residence in Mishawaka, following a two year
illness with complications and infirmities of old age.
She [Lydia LAIDLAW] was a lifelong resident of Mishawaka, being born in Penn township April 23, 1842, and was married 61 years ago to Robert MARTIN, who died 25 years ago.
Mrs. Martin is survived by one son,William [MARTIN], Osceola, one daughter, Mrs. Samuel L. FRYE, South Bend, one brother, John LAIDLAW, Rochester, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. William HERRICK, Elkhart, and Mrs. Charles LONTZ, South Bend.
The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 at the family residence, 309 E. Seventh St. Rev. J. A. BARNETT, pastor of Mishawaka First Presbyterian church, will officiate.
Frank EMERICK of Indianapolis, who spends his vacations at his summer home,
the Onyx Shades, near the Fairview hotel, was in Peru Tuesday, where he
superintended the disinterring of the body of his uncle, the late Ensign Walter
M. CONSTANT, whose remains have lain at rest in the Mout Hope cemetery at Peru
for the past 26 years, preparatory to their shipment to Washington, D. C. where
they will be laid to rest in Arlington cemetery.
Ensign Constant was born and reared in Peru. On completion of his school work
there he entered Annapolis from which institution he was graduated with honors.
He died in Japanese waters on board his battleship in January, 1899, his age
being 25 years.
The remains were shipped to Peru by the government in a leaden casket enclosed in a wooden box, which was found to be in a perfect state of preservation when exhumed Tuesday. Burial was made on May 22, 1899.
Mrs. Sarah RECTOR, 86, who has operated the summer resort on the east side of
Lake Maxinkuckee known as "Rectors" for the past 50 years, died early
Tuesday morning of complications incident to old age.
Mrs. Rector had a wide acquaintance among Indiana people who went there to spend their vacations. Many Rochester people were counted among her friends.
Thursday, April 30, 1925
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth MEEK, 84, widow of the late John A. MEEK, of Silver Lake,
who had spent the winter with her son, Dr. L. C. MEEK of Tiosa, died at his home
Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. after two weeks severe illness caused by gallstones.
Dr. L. C. Meek is the only surviving child, one daughter, Mrs. Winona LEONARD, being deceased.
Short funeral services will be held at the home of Dr. L. C. Meek at 9 a.m. Friday morning, and burial will be made in the afternoon at Silver Lake.
Friday, May 1, 1925
A well known Rochester township farmer, Oscar HEDGES, 59, and an Akron
resident, Mrs. Frank L. BRIGHT, 56, died at the same hour Thursday, at 7 p.m.,
the former at his home two miles west of Rochester on part of the Old WHITE
farm, and the latter at the Woodlawn hospital. A third death, that of Chrisley
HORN, of Talma, occurred in the county Thursday, at the home of Ora HORN.
Mr. Horn died at 2:30 a.m. on his 88th birthday anniversary, which had but Sunday been celebrated with a community gathering and dinner. Dropsy was the cause of both Mr. Horn's and Hedges' deaths.
Mr. [Oscar] HEDGES had been ill since last fall. Son of Levi and Amanda
HEDGES, he had lived in the county practically his entire life, part of the time
near Fulton. Ten or twelve years ago he and his brother bought the farm on which
Mr. Hedges had formerly been employed as a clerk in the drygoods store of George WALLACE and in Ray BABCOCK's grocery before taking up farming. The deceased was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
He is survived by the brother, Edward [HEDGES], and a niece, Miss Ruth WALLACE of this city. A sister, Minnie [HEDGES], preceded him in death.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Brethren church here, and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Resident of the county nearly a lifetime, Chrisley HORN, died after four
weeks illness. He came here from Ohio, having been born April 30, 1837, at
Coshocton, O. He was the son of Martin and Christina HORN.
In 1860 in Newcastle township he married Dorothy MEREDITH. Two sons, Orlando E. [HORN] and Peter A. [HORN] and a daughter, Cora BRYANT, survive, as do several grandchildren. Recently he had made his home with his son, Orlando.
Mr. Horn was a member of the Grangers.
The funeral will be held at Mentone Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Methodist church, and burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
A native of Franklin township, Kosciusko county, where she had lived until a
few years ago, Mrs. Frank L. BRIGHT died of gallstones after four months
Born on March 5, 1869, the deceased [Rachel H. ADAMSON] was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Anne ADAMSON. On August 8, 1901, she married Frank L. BRIGHT. She was a member of the Evangelical church in Kosciusko, but transferred her membership to the Akron Methodist church.
She is survived by a daughter, Goldia BRIGHT of Akron and a sister, Mrs. Fidella May WHITE of Kosciusko county. A brother, Link ADAMSON, died last July, a half-sister several years ago, and a half-brother died in infancy.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Nichols chapel near Akron, and burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.
Word was received in Rochester Friday also of the death at 3 p.m. Thursday in
Los Angeles, of Mrs. Irene MILLER, who was born near Rochester on October 11,
She is survived by a son, Frank E. MILLER, one daughter, Mrs. Joe BRIGHT, and three sisters, Mrs. Tobias GOSS and Mrs. John W. SNOWGRASS of Rochester, and Ella JONES of Los Angeles.
Burial will be made Sunday.
Saturday, May 2, 1925
A week after he had gone to visit a son at Silver Lake, Amos Carson HEMINGER,
66, formerly of Kewanna, but for the past year a resident of Rochester, died at
Silver Lake early Friday, a victim of sugar diabetes.
The widow, formerly Louisa GRAVES, whom he married at Monterey in 1886; a daughter, Mrs. Anna ACKERT, of Hammond; son Whitfield [HEMINGER], 314 B Avenue, Rochester; son Leonard [HEMINGER] of Silver Lake; son John [HEMINGER] of Rochester; brothers Dave [HEMINGER] and Sherman [HEMINGER] of Fulton, and a half-brother, Lee HEMINGER of Santa Fe, survive. The deceased had been living here with Whitfield Heminger.
Born in Marshall county on April 14, 1859, the deceased was the son of George and Mary HEMINGER. He became a member of the Methodist church in Kewanna, and in active life was a worker.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon in the Kewanna Christian church, Rev. BULGER in charge, and burial will be made at Kewanna.
Monday, May 4, 1925
Tuesday, May 5, 1925
Word was received here Monday by Oliver TIMBERS that his sister, Mrs. Mary
POTTER, of Angola, Ind., had passed away after a very short illness. Mr. Timbers
left for Angola Monday evening. Mrs. Potter [Mary TIMBERS] was the wife of
Eugene POTTER who died about three years ago. She was born in Rochester and
moved to Angola after her marriage.
Surviving her are three children, one boy and two girls, and three brothers, Oliver, of this city, John [TIMBERS] of Ft. Wayne, and Ernest [TIMBERS], with whom she had made her home at Angola. Burial will be made at Angola.
Wednesday, May 6, 1925
Thomas STEELE, 85, retired railroader, Civil war veteran, Mason and member of
the G.A.R., for 14 years a resident of Akron, died at his home there at 1:30
a.m. Wednesday morning of old age complications, having been ill one year. The
widow and his five daughters by a former marriage, are among the survivors.
Short funeral services will be held in Akron, and the body will be shipped Thursday afternoon to Green Bay, Wis., the home of a daughter. Mr. Steele formerly lived in Wisconsin.
The deceased was born March 14, 1840, in Scotland. After coming to Wisconsin he married Florence BABCOCK on May 6, 1868. She died on May 21, 1918. Hs second mariage was to an Akron woman.
The surviving daughters are Mrs. G. W. FISHER of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Ed LEININGER of Green Bay, Wis., Mrs. H. G. KULL of Clinton, Wis., Mrs. John ROWLEY of Milwaukee and Mrs. A. E. POSTE of Milwaukee. Thirteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. A sister, Mrs. Mary GREEN, lives at Rockford, Ill. Two brothers and a sister have died.
Lon IVINS, 46, former resident of Roann, but for the past year a resident of
Wabash, was instantly killed and his wife's arm was broken, while a daughter,
16, asleep in the rear seat of his automobile, was uninjured, in a collision
between the Irins Ford touring car and a Ford coupe belonging to John BEACHLEY
of North Manchester between 9 and 10 a.m. Wednesday 4-1/2 miles east of Roann on
the Chippewa pike.
The cause of the accident is a mystery, as Mr. Ivins is known as a careful driver, but Beachley stopped his car 25 feet in front of Ivin's car, at the side of the road, having seen Ivins, driving rapidly, was bound to hit him.
The Beachley car, a Ford coupe, which contained Mrs. Beachley and daughter, suffered only a splintered wheel and the occupants were unhurt, while the Ivins car was upset into a ditch, pinning Mr. Ivins underneath. The running board rested on Ivin's head, which was cut in several places.
Mr. Ivins had been at Roann and was returning home to Wabash. The Beachleys were driving to Roann.
Thursday, May 7, 1925
Friday, May 8, 1925
An esteemed citizen of Union township, W. L. HOAGLAND, 35, until a year ago
last March a resident of the vicinity of Sheldon, Ill., died at 4:25 o'clock
Thursday afternoon of exhaustion following a three weeks illness with pneumonia,
at his home on the Charles SNEPP farm three and one-half miles northeast of
Kewanna. His death was unexpected, for not long before he seemed to have rallied
and to have been recovering.
Born at Sheldon, Ill., in December, 1889, the deceased was the son of James H. and Theodosia WARRICK HOAGLAND, both deceased. Twelve years ago, at Sheldon, Mr. Hoagland married Goldie WEBSTER.
Mr. Hoagland was a member of the Sheldon U. B. church, the Woodmen and the Knights of Pythias.
The widow, two daughters, Dorothy [HOAGLAND], age 10, and Marjorie [HOAGLAND], aged 6; three brothers, George [HOAGLAND] of Covington, Ind., and Isaac [HOAGLAND] and Frank [HOAGLAND] of Sheldon, and four sisters, Mrs. Ella WARRICK of Covington, Ind., Mrs. Anna AMOS and Mrs. Emma GREEN of Sheldon, Ill., and Mrs. Minnie JAMES of Kewanna, survive.
Short funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the home, after which the body will be sent to Sheldon, Ill., for burial.
Saturday, May 9, 1925
Clinton E. FEECE, aged 45, years, 9 months and 20 days, died at 3:15 a.m.,
Saturday of an undetermined ailment, following an illness of two years, at his
home on College avenue, city. Because of the mysterious nature of Mr. Feece's
illness, Dr. Howard SHAFER is conducting a post-mortem investigation.
A native of this county, Clinton Feece was born in July, 1879, at Athens, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter FEECE. He became a carpenter by trade, and on Dec. 14, 1901, he married Nellie YOUNT.
The widow, a daughter, Vera [FEECE], aged 13, and a son, Donald [FEECE], 10, are survivors in his immediate family. Other survivors are three sisters, residing in the Athens neighborhood, Mrs. Sam NICODEMUS, Mrs. Merl STRONG and Mrs. Herschel SAYGER.
The deceased was a member of the Eagles lodge, and since October 26, last, of the Rochester Baptist church.
Short funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home, after which services will be held in the Mt. Hope church at 2:30. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining, the Rev. G. B. ROWE of Mishawaka in charge.
Monday, May 11, 1925
William PIERCE, 75, formerly a machinist, died of paralysis and complications
at his home in Fulton at 12:20 a.m. Sunday. He had been in ill health for five
or six years.
Born at Fiezburg, Ohio, Mr. Pierce lived at Tolova, Ill., for a year and a half, and while there married Jennie ZABST nearly 45 years ago. He came to Fulton from Peru.
The widow and three sisters, at Tolova, survive.
Short funeral services will be held Tuesday at Fulton, after which the body will be shipped to Tolova for burial.
Mrs. Rebecca HAGAN, 77, died at the home of Thomas J. DEWEESE, 529 East
Eighth street Saturday night at 10:30 following a stroke of apoplexy. She had
been employed as a housekeeper there for the past 10 years.
Little is known of the life of the deceased, except that she was born in Johnson county on November 9, 1847. Her husband, Smith HAGAN, was a veteran of the Civil War. One son, John [HAGAN], whose present address is unknown, survives.
The funeral services will be held from the Deweese residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Appendicitis as the immediate cause and an ulcer of a kidney as the
contributing cause of the death of Clinton FEECE, 45, local carpenter, Saturday
was announced Monday morning as the result of a post mortem examination
conducted by Dr. Howard O. SHAFER. The examination was made at the request of
Mr. Feece on his deathbed, after diagnosis failed to reveal his ailment.
Short funeral services were held at the home on College avenue at 2:30 p.m., after which services were held in the Mt. Hope church, the Rev. G. B. ROWE, of Mishawaka, in charge. Burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
Tuesday, May 12, 1925
Mrs. George WALLACE of Liberal, Kansas, daughter-in-law of Newton WALLACE,
who resides two and one-half miles southwest of Richland Center, and
niece-in-law of George WALLACE of this city, was so seriously burned Saturday
morning in an explosion of a gasoline stove that she died Saturday afternoon;
her daughter, Laville [WALLACE], 9, was so badly burned that her recovery is not
anticipated, and her husband was burned, but not fataly. Another son and a
daughter were away at the time of the explosion, about which details were
lacking, and were consequently not hurt.
Newton Wallace left Sunday for Liberal, where the funeral and burial will be held. Mrs. Newton WALLACE is now in Preble, Colorado.
Clinton E. FEECE, son of Peter and Eliza FEECE, was born near Athens, Fulton
county, Indiana, July 19, 1879, departed this life at his home in Rochester May
9th, 1925, age 45 years, 9 months and 20 days.
He was united in marriage to Nellie ZOUNT, daughter of John and Lorinda ZOUNT, December 24, 1901. To this union, three children were born, Cecil [FEECE], who died in infancy, Vera [FEECE], age 13, and Donald [FEECE], 10, who survive.
The deceased was a member of the Eagles lodge, and since October 26, a member of the Baptist church, in which he remained faithful until the end. He was a good neighbor, a kind and loving husband, and father.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two children, father, mother, and three sisters, Mrs. Sam NICODEMUS, Mrs. Herschel SAYGER and Mrs. Murl STRONG, and a host of relatives and friends.
Wednesday, May 13, 1925
Tom DOORAH, negro, age 28, drowned in Lake Maxinkuckee Tuesday morning in 50
feet of water. He was a waiter at the Jungle Hotel, situated on the west side of
the lake and after breakfast, he and a companion had gone canoeing. When 200
yards from shore the canoe capsized . Their cries for help were heard by William
COOPER, an employee of the hotel, who put out in a boat and saved the other man
from drowning. Doorah went down almost immediately, being either overtaken by
cramps caused by the extremely cold water or else because he was unable to swim.
People from Culver and the academy immediately started dragging the bottom of the lake for the body but so far have been unable to locate it. In all probability, the body will lie on the bottom of the lake until gas forms in sufficient quantity to float it. Under present weather conditions this should be from 14 to 21 days.
Doorah was a South Carolina negro and came to Culver last fall from South Bend, where he had been employed by a Dr. CURTIS. He has been working at the hotel since Easter, and prior to that time was a waiter at Culver Military Academy. Doorah has relatives in Niles, Michigan.
Thursday, May 14, 1925
Suit will be instituted very shortly in Chicago by Pauline BARTS, widow of
Russell BARTS, and Howard BARTS, father of Russell, against Lewis V. GUSTIN of
Chicago, for damages, as a result of the automobile collision August 22, 1924,
at the Aus Maus corner on the Peru road near Mexico in which Russell Barts
sustained fatal injuries.
This was the information secured Thursday from Attorney Arthur METZLER, counsel for the prospective plaintiffs, after the recent visit of members of the Barts family to Chicago indicated that some legal action would be taken in the case.
Friday, May 15, 1925
A second death was the toll of the kerosene explosion at Liberal, Kas., in
the home of George H. WALLACE, son of Newton WALLACE of near Richland Center,
and nephew of George WALLACE of this city. This was the word received here by
George Wallace Friday morning from his brother, who went to the scene of the
The wife of George H. Wallace was the first as reported dead, but a child, Luella [WALLACE], had died before Newton Wallace arrived there. Mr. Wallace is in a hospital, in a serious condition. If he lives, he will be crippled in his hands, the message received today stated.
The accident came about when Mrs. Wallace poured kerosene from a 5-gallon can on a fire.
Saturday, May 16, 1925
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth CHRISMAN, a life long resident of Fulton county, died
Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leslie HEETER, in
East Rochester, after an illness of four days with hemorrhages.
Mrs. Chrisman, who was 72 years old, was born near Akron, August 7, 1853, the daughter of David and Lucinda BRYANT.
She [Mary Elizabeth BRYANT] was married to John L. CHRISMAN, who died 35
For the last 38 years she has been a member of the Church of God at Akron. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Minna CHESSER Mrs. Martha MOORE of Logansport, Mrs. Pearl McGEE of Athens and Mrs. Leslie HEETER of Rochester; two sons, David CHRISMAN of Logansport, and Wm. CHRISMAN of Richmond, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Nichols cemetery, 11 miles east of Rochester. Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH of Akron will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.
After an illness of nine weeks with neuritis, Miss Nellie Mae RUSH, age 34,
died at 11:15 Friday evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
RUSH, two and one-half miles north of Rochester.
Miss Rush was born near Rochester, March 9, 1891. When 13 years of age she became a member of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church. She is survived by her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Clarence CASTLEMAN of Logansport and Mrs. John CESSNA, west of Rochester and one foster-brother, Carl DAY of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Rush home with Rev. Noah McCOY in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home until twelve o'clock Monday.
Mrs. Frank HOFFMAN, aged 73 years, 9 months and 16 days, died at her home,
two miles south of Akron, at 6 o'clock Thursday morning following an illness
from cancer of the stomach of several months.
Mrs. Hoffman [Nancy E. SMITH], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis SMITH, was born on the Smith farm southeast of Akron July 28, 1851, and with the exception of a few years in North Dakota has lived her life time in the Akron vicinity.
On the 25th of March, 1875, she was united in marriage to Frank HOFFMAN. To this union were born five children, Mrs. W. C. BRIGHT and Mrs. M. G. LATHROP of Akron, C. E. HOFFMAN of Stanton, North Dakota, Mrs. Manuel MILLER of Macy and Mrs. Earl PENROD of Roann. In addition to the husband and children, five brothers, Sam [SMITH], Frank [SMITH], Charles [SMITH], Jacob [SMITH] and Will SMITH all of Akron, and one sister, Mrs. Mary SEITER, survive. The funeral was held at Gilead Saturday afternoon with burial in the cemetery there.
Monday, May 18, 1925
Nine years ago Saturday May 16, 1916, this community was shocked by the deeds
of George DOLLAR, a miller, of Macy, who shot and killed his mother and two
daughters aged 13 months and three years and so seriously wounded his six year
old son that he died as a result three years ago. After the shooting Dollar
walked a half a mile to the Macy cemetery where he committed suicide over the
grave of his wife.
Extreme grief over the death of his wife, which had occurred three months prior to the tragedy, was attributed as the cause of Dollar's rash act. In a note which Dollar left he stated that he wanted to die, but wanted to take all of his famly with him.
Mrs. Henry CLOUD, West Third street, who at the time of the killing lived in Macy, made the gruesome discovery when she went to the Dollar home to arouse him when she was unable to buy chicken feed at his elevator.
Jacob ODAFFER, 77, of South Bend, former resident of Rochester and Fulton
county died at his home in South Bend, at 120 W. Elder St., about 9:15 Saturday
evening after an illness of three years. He spent the greater part of his life
in this community and moved to South Bend about six years ago.
Richard Jacob ODAFFER was born in Ohio, August 3, 1848 and came to Fulton county about 57 years ago. On July 15th, 1880 he was married to Miss Arvilla JACKSON in Kewanna. Four children preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, and the following children: Mrs. Myrtle HOWELL, Alvin [ODAFFER] and Ernest ODAFFER, South Bend and Mrs. Maud WICKS, of Rochester, Ind.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, and burial will be made in the Riverview cemetery. Mr. Odaffer was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Kewanna.
Mrs. Fannie (Mary Frances) COMSTOCK passed away May 15th, 1925, at Miami,
Florida, where she had made her home for 15 years. She was born near Rochester,
Indiana, July 4, 1853, and her childhood was spent here.
She [Mary Frances CHAMBERLAIN] was the daughter of Sylvester and Catherine CHAMBERLAIN, a half-sister of the late Chester CHAMBERLAIN, a niece of Mrs. Vernon GOULD, now deceased, and a cousin of the BRACKETTs of Rochester. Two years ago she returned to attend the WILSON family reunion held at Kewanna.
On July 4, 1872, she married John T. COMSTOCK and lived at Dayton, O. To them seven children were born, Bertha [COMSTOCK], Mable [COMSTOCK], Mildred [COMSTOCK], Edith [COMSTOCK], Grace [COMSTOCK], Helen [COMSTOCK] and Donald [COMSTOCK]. She was brought to Dayton, O., to be buried.
George HEETER, 76, of Delong, died Saturday morning after an illness of six
months of cancer of the stomach.
Mr. Heeter was a bachelor. The only survivors of the immediate family are two sisters, Mrs. Carl SORAGE and Mrs. C. W. SHADEL.
The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Leiters Ford.
Tuesday, May 19, 1925
Thomas WILSON died at 2:30 this afternoon at his home on the Mt. Zion road. Death was caused by cancer of the mouth. He had been in a hospital in Fort Wayne undergoing treatment but returned to his home Monday night.
Fred MARTIN, 79, died at the home of his son, Marion MARTIN, at Akron
Saturday night after a lingering illness due to complications incident to old
age. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Christian church south of
Laketon and burial was made in the cemetery near the church.
Mr. Martin had lived in Laketon nearly all of his life, but since the death of his wife a few years ago had lived among his children, and it was while staying with his son that his demise occurred.
A number of children, all of whom live near Akron and Laketon survive. They are George [MARTIN], Charles [MARTIN], Ray [MARTIN] and Marion MARTIN, Mrs. Thomas EGNER, Mrs. Mollie FREEMAN, Mrs. Alice FOSTER and Mrs. Thomas POWN.
Miss Ruby CURN, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John CURN of Fulton, died at 7
a.m. Tuesday after an illness of almost a year. The exact cause of death is
unknown, and a post mortem examination will be held to determine it. It was
believed Miss Curn had suffered from tuberculosis.
The Curn family has resided in Fulton for the last four years where they have a grocery and meat market. She is survived by her parents, one brother and four sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Mr. and Mrs. John HAGAN have received word of the death of their niece, Mrs.
Stella DEACON, 26, widow of Harvey DEACON, who passed away at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. GOSS, three miles south of Plymouth at 12 o'clock
Mrs. Deacon [Stella GOSS] had been a sufferer from diabetes for some time which became acute last Friday. The funeral will be held at the Goss home at 2:30 Wednesday. The deceased is survived by her parents, a son, Harvey [DEACON], 6 years of age; two brothers, Elmer [GOSS] of South Bend and Alvin [GOSS] at home.
Mrs. Deacon had often visited in this city with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John HAGAN, and while here made a host of friends because of her pleasing personality.
Wednesday, May 20, 1925
Thomas M. WILSON, 48, died at his home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock on the
Michigan road. Death was caused by cancer of the mouth, which produced
strangulation. Mr. Wilson had suffered with the malignant growth for several
years and on Monday night had returned from Ft. Wayne where he was undergoing
Mr. Wilson was born on a farm three miles east of Rochester on February 7, 1877 and was the son of Elisha and Ann WILSON. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Laura GILBERT, stepmother, a sister, Mrs. Louise BOELTER of Chicago and a son, Robert [WILSON], age 5.
Mr. Wilson was well liked by a large circle of friends. On two occasions he made an unsuccessful race for sheriff on the republican ticket.
The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon with Rev. BUTLER in charge. Burial will be made in the Wilson family lot in the Citizens Cemetery.
Thursday, May 21, 1925
Mrs. Caroline ENYART, 84, of Fulton, ill three weeks, died at 3 o'clock
Thursday morning. Old age and complications are given as the cause of death. It
also was believed possible that grief over the death of her daughter, Mrs. Maude
HORTON, who went three weeks ago to visit her daughter at North Judson, may have
hastened Mrs. Enyart's death.
Mrs. Enyart had lived in Fulton 35 years. Her husband, Milton ENYART, died three years ago. Mrs. Enyart was a member of the Fulton U. B. Church.
Surviving the deceased are two sons, M. O. ENYART and William [ENYART], at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton U. B. church, the Rev. Cecil SMITH in charge.
Unconscious since a collapse May 14, after a bank meeting, Dr. Frank M.
KISTLER, 58, prominent Royal Center citizen and brother-in-law of Mrs. C. B.
CARLTON of this city, died Wednesday night. He had a clot on the brain. His
remarkable vitality had kept him alive the past 16 days. A brother, Milton [KISTLER],
lives at Leiters Ford.
Four times Dr. Kistler had suffered strokes of apoplexy, and three years ago had paralysis. He had practiced medicine in Royal Center 28 years.
Among the survivors are two sisters, Mr. E. D. LYONS, of Logansport, and Miss Ida A. KISTLER, of New York City. In the immediate family, besides Mrs. Kistler, he leaves three sons and one daughter: Robert [KISTLER], aged 23; Eugene [KISTLER], 21; Frances [KISTLER], 18; and Mary Josephine [KISTLER], aged 8.
Friday, May 22, 1925
David HECKARD, 64, of Logansport who was born and reared in Fulton county,
died at his farm home in Noble township, Thursday evening after a 12 weeks
He is survived by his wife, seven children, Harvey [HECKARD] and William [HECKARD] of Logansport, Mary [HECKARD] of Indianapolis and Mrs. Emmott FERGUSON of Logansport, and Grace [HECKARD] of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Mary YARLOTT of Chicago. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Saturday, May 23, 1925
Less than a week after suffering a stroke of apoplexy, George GRAFFIS, 75, of
Kewanna, died Friday forenoon. He had lived at Kewanna 15 years, coming from
Harrison township, Pulaski county, where he had been a farmer. Levi GRAFFIS of
Rochester, a brother, is among the survivors.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kewanna Christian church, the Rev. H. F. BULGER in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery. For 55 years Mr. Graffis had been a member of the Christian church.
Born on March 31, 1850, George Graffis was the son of Jacob and Martha GRAFFIS. At the age of 24, on the last day of the year, he was married, near Winamac, to Mary E. FRAIN, who survives him.
Four children, 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren survive. Mrs. Bertha ROUCH is a daughter, and Virgil [GRAFFIS] of near Star City, Earl [GRAFFIS] and Tom [GRAFFIS] of near Kewanna are the sons. Besides Levi of Rochester, there is another brother, R. E. [GRAFFIS], of Florida. One sister, Martha ALLEN, is living.
Monday, May 25, 1925
A fatal accident which brought sorrow to the entire community occurred
Saturday afternoon when Howard EILER, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
EILER of near Tippecanoe, killed himself with a pistol bullet when the gun
accidently went off. No one witnessed the accident but the position of the body
and the gun gave mute testimony of how it occurred.
Howard had talked of shooting groundhogs to his mother and when she was working in the kitchen about one o'clock in the afternoon she heard a shot but thought nothing of it, believing that the youth was hunting as he intimated. He was just convalescing from the measles and she knew he would not be far away.
It was not until two hours later however that on entering the front room she
found his body reclining on the lounge with a bullet hole through the middle of
his forehead. Death had been instantaneious. A magazine which he had been
reading lay on his body while near his hand lay the revolver. He evidently had
been twirling the gun on his finger as he read and accidently pulled the
trigger. It was later recalled that the gun had refused to go off when the boy
Howard Eiler was born a quarter of a mile east of Walnut and had moved with his parents to their present location. He was attending the high school at Argos. Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Hazel [EILER].
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 at the Tippecanoe Dunkard church with burial at the cemetery there.
Tuesday, May 26, 1925
Miss Laura HELVEY, of North Manchester, died Saturday afternoon at the home
of her niece, Mrs. Mabel ROOSE, in Akron. She had been in poor health from
cancer. Several weeks ago she was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital for an
operation but her condition was such that the operation was not performed. She
was taken to Akron to the home of her niece.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church in North Manchester Monday afternoon at two o'clock the cortege coming from Akron. Rev. B. M. BECHDOLT conducted the service and burial was in Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Miss Helvey was a life-long resident of North Manchester. She was past 73 years old. Surviving are two brothers, Champion HELVEY of near Liberty Mills and Benjamin HELVEY of Akron.
Mrs. Eliza McCARTER, 81, widow of the late Isaac McCARTER, who passed away
recently, died early Tuesday at her home, 530 E. Thirteenth street. She and her
late husband shortly before his death had celebrated their 60th wedding
Born in Summitsville, Ohio, on April 27th, 1844, Eliza Ann PLATT, daughter of John and Mary PLATT, later came to this county, many years of which she spent in this community. At the time of her death she was 81 years and 29 days old.
The deceased was for many years a member of the local Baptist church.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary GOODRICH of Rochester, Mrs. Sevillah CHRISTIAN of Plymouth and Eliza ABBOTT of Collins, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Joseph SWIGART, 77, who resided two miles northwest of Gilead, died Saturday
night at Woodlawn hospital following a major operation. He was a native of
Pennsylvania, for 56 years a resident of the Gilead neighborhood and for 35
years on his latest farm.
He is survived by the widow, who was Amanda DEWALT, whom he married at Deedsville, a son Irvin [SWIGART] and grandson, Luther [SWIGART], a cousin John A. [SWIGART], at South Bend, and two brothers at Schylkillhaven, Pa.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Gilead, and burial was in the Gilead I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Clarence A. SNYDER, 47, 1009 E. Victoria street, South Bend, died Sunday
morning at 4 o'clock at the Epworth hospital, after a period of six weeks
illness. He was born in Carroll county. His occupation was millwright.
He is survived by his parents, James and Viola SNYDER, of Rochester, Ind., who live on the Gus HABICH farm in the Loyal neighborhood; a son, John SNYDER,of Lennon, Michigan, a daughter, Hazel, SNYDER, of Remington, Ind.; another daughter Mrs. Grace COTNER, of Logansport, Ind.; and his sisters, Mrs. Estella HELVIE, of Lennon, Mich.; Gertrude WHITE, of New Carlisle, and Miss Ferne SNYDER of Rochester, Ind.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, May 27, 1925
Mandus Andrew HALDEMAN, 52, weakened by a nervous breakdown, died Wednesday
morning at 4 o'clock at the home of a sister, Mrs. Amanda DAY, near Silver Lake.
Mr. Haldeman was born near Beaver Dam, April 18, 1873, later lived at Akron, and
32 years ago went to St. Louis, Mo., where he became a prominent lawyer. He was
brought back to this vicinity last December. He had been ill nearly a year.
Mr. Haldeman was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel HALDEMAN, and a bachelor.
He is survived by the sister and six brothers, Frank [HALDEMAN], Charles [HALDEMAN], David [HALDEMAN], William [HALDEMAN], Lewis [HALDEMAN] and John [HALDEMAN]
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the sister's residence, and burial will be made at Akron.
The body of Tom DOORAH, former colored waiter of the Jungle Hotel at Lake
Maxinkuckee, who was drowned in the lake nearly two weeks ago when a canoe
capsized, search for which was diligently pursued in vain, was washed ashore
Wednesday morning at 6 a.m., being left on the shore near the point where the
fatal mishap occurred. An employee of Culver academy made the gruesome
Turned over to the coroner, the body was sent to South Bend for preparation for burial. It will be sent from there to Benton Harbor Mich., where the deceased negro has a number of relatives.
Thursday, May 28, 1925
Mrs. Sarah A. VAWTER, 77, who has been a resident of this city for the past
58 years, died at 4:30 o'clock Thursday morning at her home at 516 North Main
street. Mrs. Vawter had been in ill health for the past two years and on Tuesday
suffered a stroke of paralysis which caused her death. Mrs. Vawter [Sarah A.
STROUFE] was born in Shelby county, Indiana, on May 26, 1848, and was the
daughter of Peter and Mary STROUFE.
When she was 15 years of age her parents moved to this county and lived two years, and then back to Shelby county. She then married Benjamin VAWTER, a miller, who had just returned from service with the Union forces in the Civil War.
They moved to this city, where her husband operated a mill for many years. Mrs. Vawter is survived by three sons, Albert [VAWTER], Edward [VAWTER] and Ora [VAWTER] of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. Vena WOODFIELD of Indianapolis.
The funeral will be held from the Vawter home at 2 p.m. Friday. Rev. M. O. HARMAN will be in charge, assisted by Rev. Daniel PERRY. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Sophia LENTHAL, 65, died at 12:20 o'clock Thursday morning at the home
of her sister, Mrs. Ed KIME, Race street, following a stroke of paralysis. The
deceased had been an invalid for the past three years.
Mrs. Lenthal [Sophia MITCHELL] was born on a farm east of this city and was the daughter of William and Barbara MITCHELL. When she was 21 years of age she married Ed MOONSHOWER, who died four years ago, and two years ago she married John LENTHAL.
The deceased is survived by her husband, and four sisters, Mrs. Benjamin NOFTSGER, Mrs. Rachel THOMPSON, Mrs. Hattie MINTER and Mrs. Ed KIME, all of this city; one brother, George [MITCHELL], of Rochester, and a foster-daughter Kyra [MOONSHOWER/LENTHAL] of Los Angeles. Mrs. Lenthal was a member of the Women's Relief Corps and the Maccabees.
The body may be viewed by friends at the Kime home from 9 until 12 Friday morning. The funeral, which will be private, will be held at 2:30 with Rev. SLAYBAUGH in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
John BEMENDERFER, 76, retired farmer, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at
his home on East Seventeenth street following a two years illness caused by a
stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Bemenderfer was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, July 4, 1848 and was the son of William and Sophia BEMENDERFER. When he was a lad his parents moved to southern Indiana and later to this county.
He is survived by his wife, who is affectionately known as "Aunt Jane" BEMENDERFER because of her powers as a clairvoyant, and by one brother, who lives near Macy.
The funeral service will be held from the Mt. Hope United Brethren church at 10:30 Friday morning with Rev. Noah McCOY in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.k
Ray SMITH, who was sentenced to the Michigan City prison for life one year
ago last Tuesday by Judge R. R. CARR, while the judge was sitting on the bench
in the Marshall county circuit court, after he had been found guilty of having
murdered his grandmother on his farm, near Twin Lakes, died Wednesday from
tuberculosis at the Michigan City prison.
The trial of Smith, which began May 12, 1924, was given widespread publicity as his deed was one of the most brutal murders ever committed in the state. Smith killed his grandmother and then placed the body in a trunk and buried it. Smith was sentenced on May 26, 1924.
Friday, May 29, 1925
Clarence A. SNYDER of Rochester, Ind., now of South Bend, passed away at
Epworth Hospital, Sunday, May 24, at 4:10 a.m. Death was due to peretonitis
after an operation. Mr. Snyuder has been employed by the Studebaker corporation
for a number of years and before the end came made his peace with God. The
funeral was held at 1000 East Victoria street, Tuesday at 2 o'clock, with Rev.
MOZIER in charge, and interment in the Highland Park cemetery at South Bend. . .
He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, Mrs. and Mrs. James SNYDER, Rochester; 3 sisters, Miss Ferne [SNYDER] of Rochester, Mrs. Manford HELVIE, Lennon, Michigan, Mrs. Ray WHITE of New Carlisle and a host of other relatives and friends.
Saturday, May 30, 1925
Miss Helen Mae GRANT, 20, of Lafontaine, who was drowned in a gravel pit back of her home last Saturday, was a former resident of Akron. Her father for a number of years operated the Akron House. Miss Grant was to have been married in June.
Miss Ethel McCARTER of Indianapolis, foster-daughter of the late Sophia
CARTER who died at her home on Elm street last Tuesday morning, Thursday applied
for papers as administratrix of the estate of her mother through her attorneys,
MYERS and EMMONS. The applicant posted a $12,000 bond with the names of Abner
BARRETT and James COPLEN as guarantors.
It is said that Mrs. McCarter at the time of her death was worth approximately $14,000, which included stocks and bonds and the home on Elm street. Diligent search has failed as yet to disclose a will executed by Mrs. McCarter.
Monday, June 1, 1925
[no paper - holiday]
Tuesday, June 2, 1925
Shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, Robert MOORE, 19, son of Ora MOORE,
who resides three and one-half miles east of Rochester on the Akron road,
relinqished the feeble grasp on life which he had maintained more than 40 hours
following the upset of the Ford touring car he was driving Sunday afternoon. The
accident resulted in Moore's receiving six inch fracture of the skull and a deep
scalp wound, when he was pinned under the car. Moore, who was taking his sister,
Beulah and Charles McGEE to Mentone to get a train for Fort Wayne, was brought
to Woodlawn hospital about 6 p.m. Sunday.
The fatal overturning of the auto occurred at the "S" turn in the road near the Bruce ZOLMAN corner, five and one-half miles north of Athens. The McGee boy was thrown out and was able to extricate the girl, whose ankle was bruised. The car rested on Moore's head. The car, believed to have been traveling at a rapid rate, struck a bump which was the main cause of the accident.
No hope was held for young Moore's recovery after the examination conducted by Dr. Howard SHAFER and Dr. A. E. STINSON.
Russell, a brother of Moore, was cut in falling through a skylight a year ago, miraculously escaping death. He had become overheated at his work as N. I. P. Co. lineman.
Robert Caruso MOORE was born August 14, 1905, the son of Ora and Laura Belle MOORE. He lived at home and helped his father on the farm.
He is survived by the parents; two sisters, Beulah [MOORE], 17, and Marjorie [MOORE], both at home and two brothers, Russell [MOORE] of Rochester and Rex [MOORE] at home.
The funeral cortege will leave the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon for services in the Mt. Hope church. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery.
M. O. REES, pioneer of Rochester, died very suddenly Tuesday afternoon about
3:25 while at work in the assessors office at the court house. While his health
had not been good since a heart attack several weeks ago, his death was very
unexpected and came as a great shock to his family and friends. He was about 72
years of age and had long been a prominent democrat and was recognized as an
authority on historical facts about Rochester and Fulton county.
Mr. Rees had started deliberations Monday with the County Board of Review. This afternoon he went out for a drink of water. He returned to the room and suddenly collapsed on the floor. He died within fifteen minutes and physicians called to the scene pronounced life extinct. It was thought that the unusually hot weather brought on the attack as he had shown no signs of excitement or strain.
Milton O. REES was born and reared in this city. He served as deputy county auditor here for a number of years, was a member of the fire department and was also town clerk and he later conducted a pop and ice cream factory on North Main street. He was always active in the ranks of the Democratic party and last spring was a Democratic candidate for nomination for mayor but withdrew when he suffered a heart attack.
Due to the fact that Mr. Rees' death occurred just at the hour when the News-Sentinel was going to press only a few other particulars could be learned. Full details will be carried in Wednesday's issue.
Wednesday, June 3, 1925
Jennie Amanda WHITESIDE, 67, wife of William WHITESIDE, died Tuesday evening
in Peru. She was married in Rochester on December 19, 1882, and resided in this
city 19 years. Mrs. Samuel SWARTWOOD of Rochester is a sister.
The funeral will be held in Peru near which city the deceased was born on July 25, 1857, Rev. BARCUS in charge of the services. The body will be brought to Rochester for burial.
The deceased [Jennie Amanda ELLIOTT], was the daughter of James B. and Christina AMBROSE ELLIOTT. She is survived by the widower; four children, James [WHITESIDE] and Christina [WHITESIDE] of Peru, Charles [WHITESIDE], of Argos and William [WHITESIDE] of Indianapolis; a second sister, Mrs. A. R. EMERY of South Bend, and a brother, Charles ELLIOTT of South Bend.
(Just before press time it was announced that the funeral of M. O. REES would
be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, 518 Pontiac street, Rev. D.
S. PERRY in charge.)
Arrangements for the funeral of the late Milton Oscar REES, aged 74 years, 5 months and 5 days, who died suddenly at the court house about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, were being made Wednesday. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Physicians called in pronounced the cause of death as angina pectoris, which frequently is accompanied by heart failure as in Mr. Rees' case. Mr. Rees had been ailing since Easter.
Born in Pulaski county on December 28, 1850, the son of William and Louisa EVANS REES, the deceased had resided in Rochester for 55 years. He would have celebrated on June 27, had he lived, his golden wedding anniversary. The widow, Margaret REES who survives, was married to Mr. Rees in 1875 in this city.
Mr. Rees was a former member of the Masonic Order and of the K. of P. He was deputy county clerk from 1882 to 1890, Fulton county clerk from 1890 to 1894, once a member of the town board, and town clerk, and was a nominee in the democratic ticket for mayor but withdrew. He operated an ice cream factory for several years.
Among the survivors are four daughters, Misses Hermione [REES] and Mabel REES of Rochester, Miss Margaret I. REES of Chicago and Mrs. W. C. DeWITT of Ardmore, Oklahome; two sons, Charles C. [REES] of Evanston, Ill., and Myron L. [REES] of Ardmore, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Martha BAIRD, now in California, and three grandsons, Stanley [DeWITT] and Garrett DeWITT of Ardmore, Okla., and Charles C. REES, Jr., of Evanston.
Thursday, June 4, 1925
Rachel A. GREEN, 82, who six weeks ago fell and broke her hip, died at her
home 624 North Jefferson street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. She made a
strong fight for restoration to health but her age and lack of vitality were
such that she was unable to withstand the shock.
Rachel MARTIN, daughter of Stephen and Hannah MARTIN, was born in Vigo County near Terre Haute, Indiana, February 26th, 1843. She moved to Cass County with her parents where she was united in marriage to John Wesley GREEN, who died in 1886. To this union three children were born, Minnie E. MOGLE, Avenel B. GREEN of this city, Iva MOGLE, now deceased and Pearl ROUCH of Peru, Indiana.
She was united with the Bethlehem Methodist church, Cass County when 11 years of age and later she became identified with the United Brethren Church at Prairie Grove. In 1891 she moved to Rochester and united with the Methodist church here and remained a consistent member of that church until her death.
The funeral services will be conducted from the M. E. Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. FRALEY in charge and Rev. McCOY assisting. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Kewanna. Those wishing to view the remains may do so Friday until 2 p.m.
A losing fight against tuberculosis ended Thursday morning when Fred SWIHART,
25, formerly of Tiosa, died at Albuquerque, N.M., where he went last October in
search for health. He had been ill for two years.
Born February 16, 1900, Fred Swihart was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. SWIHART, who reside on a farm one and one-half mile north of Tiosa. He had helped his father on the farm until he left the country last fall.
The widow, Miss Dorothy MEEK, and a son, Billy Dean [SWIHART], survive, as do his parents, a brother and two sisters, Velma Grace [SWIHART] and Ruth [SWIHART].
The body will be returned here. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Charles A. ALLEN, 74, of Hoopeston, Ill., formerly owner of many acres of
land west of Rochester, an Illinois legislator for 18 years and known
particularly as the father of a famous traction bill, died Wednesday at his
home. The funeral will be held Friday.
Mr. Allen was for 40 years a prominent Republican, a chief aide to "Uncle Joe" Cannon and colleague of Charles Dawes and Clarence Darrow. He was a native of Danville, Ill.
The funeral of Byron Very [ZARTMAN], the 10 months old baby son of Mr. and
Mrs. Verl ZARTMAN, who reside north of Perrysburg, was held at the Macy
Christian church Monday afternoon at two o'clock conducted by Rev. GOLDEN of
Denver. Interment in Plainview cemetery west of Macy.
The child had been ill with pneumonia which developed into spinal meneigitis.
Besides the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CHAPIN and other relatives survive.
Friday, June 5, 1925
Fulton circuit court was adjourned Friday afternoon by Judge CARR in honor of the late Milton O. REES, who served as deputy clerk of the court for eight years and clerk for four years and who at the time of his death was an appointee of the court on the board of review.
Saturday, June 6, 1925
Tubercular condition complicated with spinal meningitis, probably aggravated
by an accident in which the victim, a year or so ago, was struck by a South Bend
street car, resulted in the death Saturday morning of Jay PRATT, 45, farmer
residing about two miles north of the McKinley school house. On Wednesday, May
27 the deceased was forced to his bed, after a long illness.
Mr. Pratt was reared in the Macy vicinity, formerly was employed in mechanical work at South Bend and recently was a farmer. He lived on the John MOORE farm, near Athens, until recently.
The widow, who was Nettie MILLER, and three sons, Roy [PRATT], Ralph [PRATT] and Jerry [PRATT] survive, as does his mother.
[NOTE: J. W. PRATT, father, 1875-1925; Nettie PRATT, mother, 1878-1928; both buried in Hoover's cemetery at Athens. - Wendell C. & Jean C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Henry Township]
Monday, June 8, 1925
Noah SIMMS, 84, for 10 years a resident of Fulton, died at his home there of
heart failure Sunday night. He had been ill but a short time. Mr. Simms formerly
lived at Twelve Mile.
Mr. Simms had been married twice. His first wife died, leaving him with two sons and two daughters. A second wife, Sarah SMITH, whom he later married, was burned to death in Fulton. Mr. Simms had been a farmer. He was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving Mr. Simms are the four children, three of whom live away from Fulton. Mrs. WARD, a widow, and Mr. Simms' daughter, who had kept house for her father, survives.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at Skinner's Chapel near Twelve Mile.
Word has just been received in Rochester of the death of Al M. FORD which took place recently at his home in Miami, Florida. Mr. Ford was formerly a hotel proprietor here, being proprietor of the Jefferson hotel.
Alfred Walter MONTGOMERY, former resident of this city, died at his home at
406 West Third street, Peru, at noon Saturday after a short illness. He was the
son of the late Louisa and Levi MONTGOMERY and was born in Rochester on Septembe
17, 1859 [sic]. He was united in marriage to Ella LOCKRIDGE, October 22, 1859
[sic] at Roann, Ind.
Mr. Montgomery and family moved to Peru 23 years ago from this city and he has been connected with the Peru Mercantile Company during his entire residence there. For the past 10 years has been manger of the hardware department of that company.
Mr. Montgomery was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Peru and was
a member of the K. of P. and Maccabee lodges. Surviving are the widow and four
children. The children are: Mrs. J. H. HUBER and Robert A. MONTGOMERY of Peru,
Mrs. W. A. BADGER of Muncie and Mrs. William A. COST of Indianapolis. Two
sisters, Netta V. MONTGOMERY and Mame M. BERWIN of Chicago, also survive.
The funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at Peru on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Harry NYCE will be in charge.
Tuesday, June 9, 1925
John BOLTON, 86, better known as "Dad BALDWIN" died at the home of
his niece, Mrs. Henry WARE, of near Grass Creek, early Monday morning. He had
been a resident of Grass Creek for the past 40 years. He came to this country
Funeral services are to be held from the residence at nine o'clock Wednesday morning and from the St. Ann Catholic Church at Kewanna at 9:30. Burial will be made in the St. Ann cemetery at Grass Creek.
Ed E. BRUGH, 62, formerly of Leiters Ford, and Ed BRANDT of Kewanna were
killed in the [train] wreck near Converse which Monday took 12 lives and hurt
five others. All the dead were section workers.
Mr. Brugh recently has lived at 427 State street, Chicago. He is a brother of George [BRUGH] and James BRUGH and Mrs. John BEERWERT all of Leiters Ford and vicinity. Mr. Brugh's body was to be returned from Peru Tuesday afternoon, and removed to the home of James Brugh, who lives on the old homestead. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoonk at 1:30 o'clock.
Mr. Brugh is survived by six children and a wife, from whom he was separated.
Mr. Brandt, aged 20 or 21, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold BRANDT, living two miles northwest of Kewanna. His funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon.
The bodies of both Mr. Brugh and Mr. Brandt were taken to Kewanna Tuesday on the same train.
Mrs. J. B. BONINE has received word from her daughter, Mrs. Mark GOOTLIEB of Chicago, that her mother-in-law, Mrs. J. GOOTLIEB of Chicago, had died there Monday at 9 a.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 1925
Mrs. Marion REATHERFORD, an aunt of Ed SMITH of Rochester, died Wednesday morning at her home in Marion, Ind., Mr. Smith was informed this morning.
William ZELLER, 87, Civil war veteran and retired farmer, was found dead in
bed Wednesday morning by his son, James ZELLER, at the home, 725 Monroe street,
where he lived alone. Old age and heart failure believed the causes of death.
William ZELLER was born Sept. 21, 1837, in Ohio, later removed with his family to Starke county, Indiana, was married there to Christina FOSTER, and later moved to the vicinity of Rochester, soon after the Civil war in which he served for three years as a private in Company I, 79th Regiment Indiana.
His first wife died Nov. 6, 1894.
Surviving are two sons by the first wife, William [ZELLER] and James [ZELLER]
of this county; four grandchildren; two brothers, Martin [ZELLER] of Ohio and
Austin [ZELLER] of near Hamlet, Starke county, Ind., and a sister in Ohio.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home, and burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Ralph BREESICK, 28, nee Ruth BUNN, who was born and reared near Richland
Center and later married in Rochester, died of tuberculosis at her home in
Preble, Indiana, where she has resided seven years.
Mrs. Ralph Breesick had been bedfast since fall. She was the daughter of Frank BUNN, deceased, and the present Mrs. N. O. WALLACE.
She is survived by the widower [Ralph BREESICK]; a child, Susan Ellen [BREESICK], 6 years old; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde LOUGH of Rochester and Mrs. Perry LOWMAN of South Bend; two brothers, Bert [BUNN] and Edward [BUNN] of Leiters Ford, and a half-brother, Floyd BABCOCK, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The funeral will be held in the Richland Center church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, a minister from Preble being in charge. Burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
Thursday, June 11, 1925
Mrs. Richard J. NICKELL, 61, who resided five miles southwest of Rochester,
died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday of Bright's disease. She had been ill several
years, and bedfast three weeks.
The body will be sent for burial to Torrent, Kentucky, Kentucky being the native state of the deceased.
Nancy J. ADAMS, daughter of Jesse and Nancy ADAMS, was born near Whitesburg, Ky., April 18, 1864. She was a member of the Baptist church in Torrent, Kentucky. At Batesville, Ky., she married Richard J. NICKELL in 1920, soon after removing to this county.
The widower; three brothers, H. F. [ADAMS] and R. R. ADAMS, of Rochester and W. M. ADAMS of Kentucky; three sisters, Mrs. Sophrona COPE, of Oklahoma and Mrs. Mollie LEGG and Mrs. Martha BROWN of Kentucky, and five step-sons, James J. [NICKELL], Earl [NICKELL], Ora [NICKELL] and Warren NICKELL, of near Rochester and Rollie NICKELL of Middletown, O., survive.
Friday, June 12, 1925
Saturday, June 13, 1925
George Edward KALEY, 34, former student at Rochester college, and later
resident of Kewanna, who died June 1 at Kouts, his home, was interred in the
Leiters Ford cemetery on June 4. For six years Mr. Kaley had taught in Fulton
county schools. For three years the deceased was employed in the Kewanna First
State Bank, and for the last 6-1/2 years had been an assistant cashier at Kouts.
Mr. Kaley, youngest son of Jacob and Christina KALEY, was born near Culver, Nov. 4, 1890. He became a member of the Kewanna Methodist church, Kewanna Masonic lodge No. 546 and
the Eastern Star. He married Ersa SPARKS of Kewanna on Easter Sunday, April 7, 1912. The widow and two children, Dorothy Eilene [KALEY] and Robert George [KALEY] survive.
Monday, June 15, 1925
Harlan THOMPSON, 21, son of Dr. and Mrs. H. B. THOMPSON, of Indiana avenue,
died suddenly of acute dilation of the heart at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday,
falling back into the automobile of Stanley CARR, route 1, at the start of the
last race of the afternoon at the Manitou track. The auto was parked outside the
track on the north side. Thompson was standing up. The deceased was a graduate
of the local high school in the class of 1923, and was employed as a stationary
First aid was given Thompson by Carr and the others in the auto, Ernest NICHOLS, Omer DRUDGE, Lawrence HOLLAND, Don BEATTIE and Harley BECK, and he was taken soon to Woodlawn hospital where he was given a hypodermic, but death had resulted by that time.
The heat and dust are believed to have aggravated the condition of Thompson's heart. He had been feeling ill for several days.
Thompson was born in this city April 29, 1904.
Besides the parents, Harlan is survived by an older brother, Avery [THOMPSON], whose present address is unknown, and a sister, Mildred [THOMPSON], who will be a senior in the high school next year.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at the Methodist church, the Rev. FRALEY in charge. Burial will be made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.
William R. PATTERSON, 70, of Fulton, proprietor of the Fulton mill for a
number of years, died at that place at 9 o'clock Monday morning half an hour
after suffering a heart attack. The final illness occurred within one hour. He
was working in his garden at the time, and is believed to have become
He was one of the trustees and founders of the Fulton United Brethren church, and formerly had lived at Roann.
He is survived by the widow and one son, Charles [PATTERSON], of Hartford City. The widow, when she learned of the death, was prostrated, it was reported, by a heart attack.
James Thomas MARTIN, 529 West Fourth street, within two days of being 72
years old, died Saturday afternoon following an illness of two or three years
from cancer. Mr. Martin was a well known and highly regarded resident of the
Mr. Martin was a native of Fulton county, being born near here on June 15, 1853, son of William and Sarah MARTIN. On Sept. 14, 1879, he married Sarah CARTER, who survived him as do three sons, Charles [MARTIN], of Rochester, Cloyd [MARTIN], of South Bend and Floyd [MARTIN], of Hammond, a daughter, Ethel [MARTIN], of Hammond; two brothers, Alexander [MARTIN] and John [MARTIN], and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret SHELTON and Mrs. Electra KERSEY.
Mr. Martin in 1889 joined the Fulton Baptist church.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, the Rev. Noah McCOY in charge. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
FALLS 2200 FT. TO DEATH; NECK BROKEN
A sheer drop of 2,200 feet, when the container bag of his parachute came untied from a balloon crossbar, caused the death of James M. STEWART, 26 years old, 221 Mishawaka avenue, Mishawaka, near the Lake Manitou Fair and Athletic Club grounds at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Jack Trumbull, South Bend, making his first drop, who cut loose just before Stewart in the double descent that closed an auto racing program, reached ground safely.
Many spectators followed the greater part of Stewart's descent, and watched the veteran aviator, who got into aerial work in 1914 and served 19 months in the U. S. air service overseas, struggle nearly all of the way to extricate the parachute from the deadly containing sheaths.
Stewart struck feet first, and then his body crumpled, in the mud at the edge of the lake just west of the Colonial Hotel. His left leg was broken between the knee and the thigh, the ribs on the right side were crushed, and his neck was broken. He was lying on his back when found.
The doomed aeronaut passed Trumbull in his dizzy fall, Trumbull being approximately 200 feet aloft when Stewart reached the ground.
A report was current that the parachute had opened approximately 100 feet above the earth, but this was unfounded. The edges of the cloth flapped as though it would open, but came down merely fluttering.
S. B. STEWART, father of Stewart, was the first to his son's side and dragged him from the soft earth into which he had plunged to a depth of two feet or more. Through heavy traffic, Stewart was taken in an automobile to Woodlawn hosptal, but died almost immediately. Dr. RINGLE of Tippecanoe, who was found some minutes later, said the man was dead. County Coroner C. B. HIATT at an undertaking parlor here determined the nature of Stewart's injuries.
Stewart is survived by his parents and two younger brothers, Arthur [STEWART] and Frederick [STEWART]. Until four months ago the aerialist had lived in South Bend where he was born Dec. 26, 1898. The deceased's wife died a year ago.
Some persons, at a distance, mistook the human plummet for a trail of smoke such as would be left by a bomb, as the balloonists prefaced their drops by shooting off bombs.
Trumbull first took off through a shower of smoke. It was a matter of perhaps three seconds after which Stewart followed through another veil of gas.
Through a third of his descent the throng watched as the bag did not open, taking it as a part of a daredevil, thrilling drop. Then the spirit of all changed to sickening awe as they realized the man's fate.
Only a few persons were near the spot where the birdman fell. The high-powered automobile into which he was placed, had difficulty in getting through the heavy traffic. Six or eight men were riding on the car, several on the running board, flagging down cars and inquiring for a doctor. Someone directed the car to the hospital.
Four years ago Stewart came from time to time to Long Beach Amusement park and gave parachute drops from a balloon.
Trumbull, who was fortunate enough to escape death, said afterwards that he would not attempt the feat again.
In the hospital yard, a brother of the dead aeronaut drew a revolver from a hip pocket and some thought he was going to commit suicide. He was disarmed and the weapon was given to the other brother.
Tuesday, June 16, 1925
Funeral services for Harlan THOMPSON, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. THOMPSON
of Indiana Avenue, who died of acute valvular heart trouble while witnessing the
auto races at the north side of the Manitou Fair Grounds track, will be
conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Methodist church, Rev. FRALEY in charge.
Burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The parents, a brother, Avery [THOMPSON], and a sister, Mildred [THOMPSON] survive.
The body of James M. STEWART, 26, veteran Mishawaka aeronaut, who died after
falling 2200 feet in a parachute that feiled to open near the Manitou fair
grounds at 6:16 p.m. Sunday, was taken from the morgue here today to Nappanee
where burial will be made. The parents, who are separated, and two younger
brothers, Arthur [STEWART] and Frederick [STEWART], survive Stewart. Jack
TRUMBULL, South Bend youth making his first drop, landed successfully.
Over-confidence and failure to examine his equipment, on the part of Stewart, is credited as the cause of the fatal accident.
Controversy arose between the father and mother as to where the son should be interred. The mother had arranged for a military funeral at South Bend and burial there, while the father wanted the boy buried at Nappanee beside his wife and child.
The father got the appointment as administrator of the dead man's estate, and burial will be made at Nappanee.
Stewart was known for his dare-devil attitude toward flying, often trying stunts which would make the amateur quail. On June 5 and 6 at Mishawaka during the closing days of the booster week celebrated by that city, Stewart made an ascension by airplane, cutting loose with his parachute at great heights. On both trips he was successful, although on one he narrowly escaped injury by falling in a tree.
He had also given numerous private exhibitions in parachute flying from balloons and airplanes and last year with his aerial company made a trip to West Virginia, giving exhibitions.
He served overseas with the American observation balloon corps at the front.
Several of his boyhood acquaintances recall that in his early youth he was interested in aeronautics and built several successful gliders in which he made flights.
Wednesday, June 17, 1925
Mrs. Mary Ann POWELL, 81, widow of Thomas C. POWELL and mother of Mrs. Frank
TRACY, 219 West Eleventh street, Rochester, Rinaldo POWELL of near this city and
E. L. POWELL, retiring county superintendent of Miami county, died at her home
in Macy Tuesday night of old age and complications, having been ill several
The deceased [Mary Ann SEIDNER] was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (RUMMEL) SEIDNER, the youngest of 10 children. She was the last member of her family. Her brothers, Jacob [SEIDNER], Frank [SEIDNER], Isaiah [SEIDNER] and Aaron [SEIDNER], and sisters, Mrs. Lucinda ANGLEMYER and Mrs. Susanna POWELL, were well known residents of the Macy vicinity.
Mary Ann Seidner was long a resident of the Macy neighborhood. Her husband, T. C. Powell, died nine years ago.
Mrs. Powell was practically a lifelong member of the Macy Methodist Episcopal church.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock at the
Rev. J. H. RICHARDSON will conduct the services. Interment will be in Plainview cemetery.
The funeral of William PATTERSON of Fulton was largely attended Wednesday
morning considering the rainy forenoon. Rev. Cecil SMITH was in charge. His
friend, George CONN, gave the prayer and Melvin MILLS read the scripture. Burial
was made at Mt. Etna.
Mr. Patterson's loss is felt keenly by the Fulton community.
Thursday, June 18, 1925
H. A. MARTINDALE, 62 well known Silver Lake resident, died suddenly, Tuesday
afternoon at 3:45. He was seated on a bench in the down town district when
stricken. He died almost instantly. Although he had been suffering from heart
trouble for the past year, his condition had not been alarming.
Mr. Martindale was a carpenter and had lived in Silver Lake for the past 20 years. He leaves his widow, one son, Cecil MARTINDALE, of Boonton, N.J., four daughters, Beulah LaMAR, of South Bend, Mabel [MARTINDALE], Eunice [MARTINDALE] and Helen [MARTINDALE], at home. Mabel and Eunice are attending summer school at Winona Lake.
Classmates of Harlan THOMPSON, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. THOMPSON of
Indiana avenue who died Sunday of heart failure, took a prominent part in the
funeral services held Wednesday afternoon in the Methodist church.
Members of the high school class of 1923, in which Thompson was graduated, acted as pall bearers, and many were present to pay their last respects. The class also provided a floral tribute.
Friday, June 19, 1925 and Saturday, June 20, 1925
Monday, June 22, 1925
Ezra H. MURRAY, 78, well known retired Fulton county merchant, died at 11:15
o'clock Sunday forenoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. CAMPBELL, 1002
Jefferson street this city, after a grave illness of five weeks. He had been in
failing health since February, and four weeks prior to his death had been
removed from his home on a farm in the Santa Anna neighborhood, between Argos
and Culver, to the Campbell home. Death was due to degeneration of the blood
The funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. FRALEY in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
A native of the Dayton, Ohio, vicinity, where he was born September 12, 1846, son of Samuel and Sarah MURRAY, Mr. Murray early came to this community and lived here approximately twenty years, being engaged in the dry goods business in several locations, where the Racket is now located and in the room next to the corner room at the other end of that block. He later went from here to Warsaw, returned here and then went to Kewanna.
He was married at Andrews, Huntington county, Indiana, on Sept. 17, 1867, to Mary A. LEEDY. The deceased was a member of the Royal Arch Masons and the G.A.R.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. C. C. CAMPBELL, two brothers, A. G. [MURRAY] of Lake Arthur, La., and L. G. [MURRAY] of Indianapolis, and a half-sister, Mrs. Perry BUCHANAN of Louisiana.
Cass county Coroner M. B. STEWART at 9 a.m., Wednesday, will hold an inquest
into the accident fatal Saturday night to Pauline SMITH, 14, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Louis SMITH living three miles south of Grass Creek, who shortly after 7
o'clock Saturday evening ran against the side of a moving automobile at Lease's
Corner, seven miles north of Logansporot.
The girl died two hours later, at the Cass county hospital. She suffered a fracture of the skull on the right side above the ear and a probable fracture on the left side in a similar location.
Riding in a Ford touring car with a winter top, driven by her father and accompanied by her two brothers and two sisters she was en route to their home when the accident occurred.
The Smith car was being followed by a machine driven by E. H. HAWKINS, Culver, employed as a plumber by James I. Barnes, contractor. Hawkins said he drove most of the way to Lease's Corner behind Smith. The girl was housekeeper for her father, the mother being employed in Logansport and living with her sister, Mrs. W. E. KIRKPATRICK, 1808 Broadway.
At the corner Smith stopped his machine on the right side of the road to get some tobacco. Pauline volunteered to go into the store to get it and he gave her the money. Without looking toward the south, from which direction both cars had come, Pauline ran around to the front of the car and across.
Seeing the girl, Hawkins avoided hitting her with the front of the car. He could have run through the filling station at the corner had there not been a car there taking gasoline, he said. The girl ran squarely into the car. Her head struck the right side windshield brace. She was whirled about and thrown heavily to the gravel road.
The family has had much misfortune. About two years ago, a brother of the girl, Eldon SMITH who was 14 at the time, fell out of a hay mow and struck his head. He lingered between life and death for six weeks, finally passing away. A post mortem examination disclosed that a small spot had grown to the skull and caused a sack formation that brought death.
Surviving Pauline are two brothers, Louis Orville [SMITH] and Richard Lee [SMITH], and two sisters, Margaret [SMITH] and Mary Helen [SMITH], in addition to the parents. Scott DENNY, of Royal Center is a grandfather. The body will be removed to the residence near Grass Creek where the funeral will take place, the time to be arranged later.
Tuesday, June 23, 1925
The funeral of Miss Pauline SMITH, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis SMITH
of Cass County of three miles south of Grass Creek, who died Saturday night of
injuries sustained when she ran into the side of an automobile driven by E. H.
HAWKINS, Culver plumber, employed in Logansport, was held at 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning at the Victor Chapel church near Royal Center and burial was made in the
Royal Center cemetery.
With the girl's death the family suffered its second loss from fracture of the skull. Two years ago a son, Eldon [SMITH], who was also 14 years old at the time fell from a hay mow and died six weeks later.
Wednesday morning Cass County Coroner M. B. STEWART will conduct an inquest.
Ill for two years with cancer and gall stones, Mrs. Jack CHRISMAN, 65, of
near Metea, died at 10 o'clock Monday night. She was a woman with many friends
in the Metea vicinity, in which neighborhood she had lived 18 years.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Fulton U. B. church, Rev. Robert THOMPSON, Plymouth evangelist, in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Mary Evelyn BUTTON was born in Cass county. She was married at Royal Center to Jack CHRISMAN, who at the age of 75 years survives her. Mrs. Florence SUTTON, whose husband is deceased and who made her home with her parents, and Mrs. Ora Myrtle BATTLE are two surviving daughters. A son, Lee CHRISMAN, lives at Royal Center. A sister also survives the deceased.
Mrs. Chrisman first was a member of the Fairview church, later affiliating with the Fulton U.B. church.
Henry Lawson BYBEE, 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hal P. BYBEE of Austin,
Tex., was drowned Monday in a Y. M. C. A. pool 200 miles from Austin, according
to word received Tuesday by Lawson BYBEE of Newcastle township. Details were
lacking in the message, but the foregoing is the most likely interpretation of
The body will be brought Thurs- - - - - [incomplete]
Hal P. BYBEE father of the boy, is a biologist and teacher. The lad had lived all his life in Austin.
Mrs. Ivan RAMSEY, 45, formerly of near Millark, died Monday morning at 6
o'clock after an illness of three weeks of influenza and typhoid fever. Death
came at Akron, where the deceased had resided since last fall. The family had
moved to that place in November.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at two o'clock in the Akron Christian church, the Rev. REESE in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron cemetery.
Glenn JOHNSON, daughter of Jerome and Eliza JOHNSON, was born November 14, 1879.
Surviving are the mother, three children, Mary [RAMSEY], Kermit [RAMSEY] and Elsie [RAMSEY], and a sister, Mrs. Del WHITCOMB of Akron.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
Wednesday, June 24, 1925
Obsessed by worries for the most part not actual, Verdett HOLLOWAY, 26 years
old, prominent Mentone man employed for four years as a rural route mail
carrier, shortly after 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon committed suicide on the
second floor of his home by using a 22 calibre rifle. He was found at the head
of the stairs by his wife, when she returned from shopping.
For several months acquaintances had noted that Holloway behaved as though he were losing his mind. His more intimate friends are positive that he was approaching a stage of mental incompetence. Little was said of this, however, because of Mr. Holloway's position.
At one time Holloway feared a cancer was developing on his nose, he worried after his tonsils were removed, and he constantly feared his two children would be injured by interurban trains.
Mr. Holloway's original home was Syracuse. His father, E. E. HOLLOWAY, and mother, a brother Halley [HOLLOWAY], also a rural route carrier, a sister, Eloise [HOLLOWAY], and another sister, all live at Syracuse.
The deceased is survived by a widow and two children, John Everett [HOLLOWAY], four
years old, and Betty [HOLLOWAY], aged two years.
The body could be viewed at the home until 4 p.m. Wednesday, after which it was taken to Syracuse, where the funeral will be held Thursday.
Thursday, June 25, 1925
Mrs. Jackson DARNELL and son Harold [DARNELL] returned Wednesday evening from
Madison, Ind., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Darnell's brother,
Clarence HISLE, who died from injuries which he received in an automobile
accident on Thursday preceding.
The steering knuckle of the truck which Mr. Hisle was driving broke as he was driving on a road along the side of a mountain which caused him to lose control of the car, and it went over a 50 foot embankment pinning him under the same.
Friday, June 26, 1925
Saturday, June 28, 1925
Word has just reached here of the death of Mrs. E. M. LEAP on June 15th at her home near Bartlett, Kansas. She was at one time a resident of this county, her maiden name being Della D. HOLMAN, and she has many relatives here. She was a niece of George W. [HOLMAN] and John HOLMAN of this city. She had been ill for several months. Her husband is a county commissioner there and out of respect the court house was closed during the afternoon of the funeral. She was born in Fayette county, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1871, the daughter of Otis R. and Nancy A. HOLMAN. She went to Kansas when seven years old. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and is survived by four children.
John ERB, aged 73 years, died Wednesday evening, June 24th at his home in Akron from old age and complications. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian ERB of Wabash county, born November 15 1851. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Anna WARD. He leaves a wife, three children, Clarence [ERB] of Belzoni, Mississippi, Howard [ERB] of Wabash, Frank [ERB] of Chicago and a daughter, Mrs. Frank HELVEY of Akron. Emma [ERB], a daughter, preceded him to the spirit world. The deceased was well known there where he has operated a feed and grinding mill for the past twenty-three years.The funeral was held Saturday.
Mrs. Alice REED, sister of Mrs. A. T. BITTERS of this city, died Friday
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Avery Cook, 933 South 32nd street,
South Bend after an illness of several weeks of heart and lung trouble.
Mrs. Reed, who was 60 yeas of age was born in London, England. Her maiden name was Alice CHATTEN. Mrs. Reed resided in Rochester for forty years and moved to South Bend three years ago.
She is survived by a son, Charles REED of Mishawaka, a daughter, Mrs. Avery COOK of South Bend, and two sisters, Mrs. BITTERS of Rochester and Mrs. Shila ROGERS of Oak Grove, Michigan.
Within 27 hours of her marriage, Mrs. Donald C. ROSS age 26, of Mishawaka,
formerly Miss Beatrice BONEWITZ of North Manchester who taught languages in the
Rochester High school in 1921, was killed instantly about 10:30 o'clock Friday
night when west bound Erie express train No. 13 struck the rear of the Ford
coupe in which Mrs. [ROSS] and her husband were returning to North Manchester
after having spent the evening at the Colonial Terrace Gardens here, at the Wade
crossing one-half mile west of Akron. A second more would have placed the
automobile out of the train's path, it was said.
Mr. Ross was cut on the head and has been delirious most of the time since his removal to the Brumfield hotel in Akron, but at a lucid interval he said he hadn't seen the train. North Manchester peole are credited with the statement that the locomotive was reported traveling without a head light, but this has not been verified. The car was carried 50 feet and demolished.
Mrs. Ross' head was crushed, both of her legs were broken, and her body was mangled. The body was taken to the Case undertaking parlors where County Coroner HIATT will conduct a post mortem, after which it probably will be removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Frank BONEWITZ, the woman's parents, at North Manchester.
Bob GAST and party of Akron were the first to reach the accident scene, closely followed by Mrs. Earl HATTON, 918 Main street, and the Misses Vera [KEPLER] and Ada KEPLER of this city and Mrs. MORROW and Miss Mary Lou BEDFORD of Lafayette, a party returning from a dance at Silver Lake. Miss Vera Kepler said she heard the girl scream, supposedly just before the fatal impact.
The fireman on the exress saw the car and its perilous position, it is reported, and called to the engineer who did not hear him. The engineer is said to have stated that if he had heard he might have stopped the train in time. Neither of these men's names could be learned Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross were reported to have been spending their honeymoon at Akron.They were married Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the North Manchester Methodist church in the presence of members of the immediate families. Rev. BECHOK reading the ritual. Donald LEITER of near the city was the best man.
Mrs. Ross was well known in northern Indiana. She attended the North Manchester schools, was graduated from North Manchester College and besides teaching in the local high school, taught French in the South Bend and in the Mishawaka high schools. Her father is a grocer in North Manchester and superintendent of the Methodist Sunday school. Besides the parents, a sister Marian [BONEWITZ] survives.
Mr. Ross is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. ROSS of Vancouver, Wash., and is employed as secretary and treasurer of the Ardoss Products Co. of Mishawaka.
Monday, June 29, 1925
Funeral services of the late Alice REED of South Bend, formerly of this city,
who died Friday night at the home of a daughter of complication of diseases, was
held Monday at 2:30 o'clock from her daughter's home.
Rev. W. W. MARTIN, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Mishawaka, officiated. Burial was made in the Fairview cemetery at South Bend.
The exact manner of the drowning of Lawson BYBEE, ten year old son of Hal
BYBEE, of Austin, Texas, formerly of here, was held by Lawson Bybee Saturday
after he had returned from the interment at Bloomington, Indiana.
Young Bybee went with a chum, with his parents' consent to the Y. M. C. A. swimming pool where two guards were on duty. When last seen by the chums the boy was playing in shallow water. Some person saw a white object in the water, and when he dived for it found the lad's body. There was a blue mark on the head, and it is thought the boy slipped and stunned himself in some manner.
"I blew the whistle eight time instead of four. There was a good bulb
burning in the headlight."
This was the substance of testimony given at 6 o'clock Monday morning in a room of the local station, during coroner's hearing, by Engineer Edward WALKNETZ of Erie express No. 13, the train which crashed into the rear of the Ford coupe of Donald C. ROSS of Mishawaka at 10 p.m. Friday, one mile west of Akron and caused the death of his bride of a day, formerly Miss Beatrice BONEWITZ who taught French and Latin in Rochester High school in 1921-22.
"We had some trouble with the light coming into Huntington, but we stopped there to repair it. At the crossing we were traveling about 40 or 45 miles an hour. We were eight or nine minutes late at Huntington, but I was not crowding her as there was plenty of time west of Judson to make up time. We left Rochester probably five or six minutes late," continued Walknetz. "I did not see the approaching car, as I was on the right side of the cab." This placed him on the side opposite the road.
He was the first of the three members of the crew interrogated by County Coroner C. B. HIATT. Three of the crew, with Claim Agent BLACKWELL arrived on the west bound 5:56 a.m. passenger train for the inquest, and expected to return to Huntington, their home, on the 1:35 p.m.
Fireman J. M. ZENT said he had seen the car and that it was traveling, as well as he could judge due to the fact that it was coming at an angle, at about 30 to 35 miles an hour. He said he yelled to the engineer and that the air was applied promptly. Blackwell put the query as to the rate of the auto's speed.
The testimony of Conductor J. L. LAYNE was of no great value as he was at the rear of the 12-car train and saw none of the accident, until it was over.
The funeral of Mrs. Ross will be held at 3 o'cloock Tuesday afternoon at North Manchester. Rochester friends will attend. The body was removed to the North Manchester home at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Adrian "Kid" ROSS, brother of Mr. Ross, former middleweight wrestling champion and now instructor at Notre Dame University, accompanied by Donald LEITER of this city, who was best man at the wedding the night before, made a dash to Akron when they heard Ross was seriously hurt. They had the right of way and made the trip of more than fifty miles in 75 minutes. Both the Ross brothers were born in Roann. D. C. BONEWITZ, went to Akron but was not allowed to see his daughter because of her mangled condition.
Identification of the body was made at the morgue, according to Mrs. H. B. SHELLER, an aunt of Mrs. Ross, by a woman from the Brumfield hotel, where Ross was taken, delirious.
The couple had furnished their home at 309 N. Byrkit street, Mishawaka, and expected to return there on July 7, after a honeymoon spent at lake resorts in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. The sister of Mrs. Ross, Marian [BONEWITZ], was to have been married within the month.
Mrs. Ross, whose age was 31 years, was a member of the Tri Kappy sorority and the Methodist church, having been a choir singer.
Donald Ross, very much improved was removed Sunday to the Bonewitz home in North Manchester. His wife's funeral will be in the Methodist church.
Tuesday, June 30, 1925
At the Mount Hope church and cemetery Thursday afternoon, funeral services
and burial of Mrs. Mabel ROGERS, 33, wife of Edward Rogers, who died suddenly
Sunday at Rice Lake, Wisconsin, her home of several years, were held. The
deceased [Mabel MOONSHOWER] was a former resident of the Athens vicinity, being
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis MOONSHOWER, now of Chicago.
News of the death was received Monday in a telegram by Mrs. William ARTER of Akron. Particulars of the death are lacking.
A short distance southeast of Athens, Mabel Moonshower was born May 3, 1892. She was the youngest daughter of Otis and Daisy MOONSHOWER. The family later moved to Chicago, where Miss Moonshower met and married Edward ROGERS. Approximately fifteen years ago they went to live at his former home, Rice Lake, he having finished his education in Chicago.
Surviving the deceased are the widower, a daughter, Evelyn [ROGERS], 13, living with her grandparents in Chicago; a brother, Harry [MOONSHOWER], and a sister, Anna Marie [MOONSHOWER], both of Chicago, besides other relatives in this county.
Mrs. Mary Isabele ROSS, 59, Chain of Lakes road, South Bend, died at her home
Sunday night at 9:45 o'clock after a three-day illness, with apoplexy.
She was born in Fulton, Ind., Aug. 23, 1865. She moved to South Bend from her birthplace 27 years ago. She was married in 1903 to Herman T. ROSS, in Chicago.
Surviving are: Her husband; one sister, Mrs. Hazel DOUD, of Clay township, St. Josoeph county; four brothers, Morton DAY of Plymouth, Frank [DAY] of Kewanna, and William [DAY] and Melvin [DAY] of Alabama; three sisters, Mrs. Agnes REED of Fulton, Mrs. Crete BRETON of Kokomo, and Mrs. Carrie SWICH of Alabama, and four grandchildren.
The body may be viewed at the residence until the time of the funeral, which will be held there at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
News of the death of Dr. Samuel M. WRIGHT, 75, who died at Outlook, Wash.,
Saturday afternoon as the result of a railroad accident at that place, has been
received. He had lived there with a daughter, the past several years. No
particulars of the accident have been received.
The body will arrive in Peru over the C. and O. railroad from Chicago Thursday morning. According to present arrangements the remains will be interred Thursday afternoon in Mount Hope cemetery, beside those of the wife who died a number of years ago.
Dr. Wright was well known in Denver, and vicinity, where he lived for a number of years while engaged in the practice of medicine. The deceased came with his family to Peru and lived there on West Main street for several years before going West.
Wednesday, July 1, 1925
Unable to rally from a second operation on his appendix, Fred HILL, 45, 601
North Homan street, Chicago, a shoe cutter, who formerly lived here, died Monday
evening. He was the son of John H. HILL of this city and a nephew of Mrs. Albert
McKEE of South Bend. He left Rochester approximately 20 years ago.
The funeral will be held Thursday in Chicago. Mr. Hill has gone there, and Mr. and Mrs. McKee went Wednesday afternoon.
An older brother, Floyd [HILL] in Chicago, the widow and the father are the only immediate survivors.
The drowning of her niece, Miss Mildred WERTZBERGER, 19, in Lake Michigan,
Mrs. WERTZBERGER will leave Thursday morning.
No details of the drowning were given in the message received Tuesday by Mrs. Wertzberger, but the girl, living as near the lake as she did was much accustomed to the water and had often swam, Mrs. Wertzberger said she believed.
The girl who drowned was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William WERTZBERGER. Two other sisters, besides the parents, survive.
Howard [WERTZBERGER] and Bill WERTZBERGER of this city, only recently visited at Benton Harbor.
C. K. BITTERS has received word from Mrs. Jennie Cissel, Anthony, Kansas, of
the death of her mother [Sarah SHIELDS], widow of Captain Robert M. SHIELDS, at
the age of nearly 88 years. She left surviving her, her son, P. C. PEGAN,
Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Jennie CISSEL, her children by her first husband, Dr.
PEGAN and Frank SHIELDS also of Colorado. Dr. Pegan was well known in Indiana
during the Civil War, he being the federal examining surgeon.
The Shields famly lived for many years at Rochester and Akron, where the Pegan children went to school and many Fulton friends will note with sadness the passing of this old time friend, who was a strong and lovable person.
A host of people attended the funeral Tuesday afternoon at North Manchester
of Mrs. Donald ROSS, bride of a day killed Friday by Erie Express No. 13, near
Akron, who in 1921-22, as Miss Beatrice BONEWITZ, taught languages in Rochester
High School. Several from Rochester were present at the rites conducted in the
North Manchester Methodist church.
A profusion of flowers were the tribute of North Manchester friends and other cities to the victim of one of the most tragic accidents that had occurred for some time in this vicinity.
Donald ROSS, also in the fatal crash, was very badly hurt, being bruised and cut severely on the back of the head. He is expected to recover. He can talk but little yet.
Thursday, July 2, 1925
Funeral services for Mrs. Lon CASSEL, 46, of Warsaw, formerly Miss Blanche
ROBBINS of this city, who died Tuesday, were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the
First Christian church of Warsaw, Rev. DUBBER officiating. Burial was made in
Mrs. Cassel was the daughter of Jay and Harriet ROBBINS, now deceased, and a niece of Charles [ROBBINS] and Dee ROBBINS.
Surviving are the widower, an interurban motorman; five children, Everett [CASSEL],
John [CASSEL], Ruth [CASSEL], Irene [CASSEL] and Henrietta [CASSEL], ranging in
age from 25 years to 10 years; a sister, Mrs. Effie CASSEL of Peru, and a
brother, Ebert ROBBINS of Peru.
Mrs. Cassel's death followed an operation for removal of the appendix.
Friday, July 3, 1925
The funeral of Mrs. Claude HOFFMAN, 26, who resided one mile east of Akron,
was held Friday afternoon at Silver Creek Bethel church. The deceased, who
formerly was Miss Stella GAGNON, a native of Illinois, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward GAGNON, who now live in Akron, succumbed to an attack of Brights disease
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., after an illness of but five days.
For approximately sixteen years, the deceased had lived near Akron. In 1922 she was married to Claude HOFFMAN. To the union were born two children, one of whom, Helen Louise [HOFFMAN], aged nine months, survives. The widower; a sister, Loretta HANCOCK, of near Akron and ten brothers, Walter [GAGNON], Floyd [GAGNON], O'Neill [GAGNON], Arthur [GAGNON], Russel [GAGNON], Wilfrid [GAGNON], Lawrence [GAGNON], Orville [GAGNON], Roswell [GAGNON] and Blair [GAGNON], also survive.
Mrs. Hoffman was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church.
Saturday, July 4, 1925
[no paper - holiday]
Monday, July 6, 1925
William VANDERPOOL, 70, of 7947 South Green street, Chicago, father of Mrs.
George HETZNER of Chicago, who is a cousin-in-law of Mrs. Loy ROSS, was fatally
hurt by being hit by a taxicab at Green and West 75th streets Saturday night. He
died at the Auburn Park hospital early Sunday. Vanderpool was prominent in
affairs in his community. The driver of the cab, Elwyn MANLEY, was held.
Vanderpool, through the marriage of his daughter, was related distantly to the several Hetzner families of this community. His death was one of six in one day by auto accidents, a record, occurring in Cook county Sunday.
Tuesday, July 7, 1925
The funeral of Orlen (Archie) DAVIDSON, 25, of Logansport, who died Sunday
night will be held at the late residence at 919 State St., that city, at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday. The Knights of Pythias lodge held a ritualistic service at the
home Monday evening. Mr. Davidson was a nephew of William [TURNBAUGH] and Henry
TURNBAUGH of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Emma JOHNSON of Delong, and Mrs. Elyla MINTON
Other relatives are the widow, two other uncles, George [DAVIDSON] and Bruce DAVIDSON of Logansport, and two other aunts, Mrs. Dola BARNETT of South Bend and Mrs. Josie HAINER of Kansas.
Rev. John RUNKLE of Wheatland Avenue Methodist church, Logansport will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Logansport Mount Hope Cemetery.
Wednesday, July 8, 1925
The funeral of Silas LOWMAN, who committed suicide by taking carbolic acid at
his home in Twelve Mile Monday evening, has been tentatively set for Thursday,
but the hour and day has not been definitely set.
No answer has been received from the son in Detroit although two telegrams have been sent and it is believed he is on a vacation. In case he cannot be located the services will be conducted as planned; if he is found and asks a delay until he can get here, the date may be changed.
The services will be in the Fulton U. B. church. Burial will take place in the Skinner graveyard.
Silas Lowman, was found dead about 8 o'clock in the evening by two grandchildren who came from the town of Mexico to visit him.
Lowman is believed to have been despondent over difficulties with his wife, Mrs. Eliza J. LOWMAN, who filed suit for divorce.The summons was served on the husband late in the day.
People notified of the finding of the aged man on the bed, discovered a four ounce bottle in the bedroom which had contained carbolic acid. It was empty. The label showed that it had been purchased at Arcadia, Indiana.
Lowman owns a 120 acre farm in Fulton county valued at $120,000 and several lots in the town of Fulton. He and Mrs. Lowman who sued for divorce, married May 24, 1916.
Mrs. Laura B. ORR, nee CAMPBELL, for a number of years a resident of
Rochester having taught school here during the regime of Superintendent SCULL,
died Tuesday at her home in Whittier, Calif., after a long illness. She was 78
years of age. The funeral will be held Thursday at Whittier.
Mrs. Orr was a sister of Mrs. George V. DAWSON of this city, who a short time ago returned from visiting her. Three brothers, one in California, survive. They are Irvine [CAMPBELL], Paul [CAMPBELL] and Chester [CAMPBELL] of New Orleans.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James CAMPBELL, Laura CAMPBELL was born in Ohio. After leaving Rochester, she went to California, where she married Dr. A. C. ORR, who preceded her in death.
Thursday, July 9, 1925
Friday, July 10, 1925
A cerebral hemorrhage due to the bursting of a blood vessel caused the sudden
death of Ralph MARTINDALE, 26, who was born in Rochester April 23, 1899, at
Mishawaka about 6:30 o'clock Wednesday evening.
The young man was engaged in fishing from the Cedar street bridge in Mishawaka at the time he was stricken and it is believed the bursting of the blood vessel was brought about by fear that he would be precipitated to the water 30 feet below, the excitement being caused by the fact that his foot had slipped from a gas main alongside of the bridge which was supporting him. Gas fumes are believed to have caused him to slip, as he was susceptible to them.
His other leg was twisted about one of the posts of the bridge and he did not
fall, but was immediately overcome by the bursting of the blood vessel and
lapsed into unconsciousness, dying a few minutes later.
Martindale was well known in Peru. He worked in that city as a mechanic until last September when he and his wife, Lavonna [BRANDT] MARTINDALE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BRANDT, moved to South Bend when he was employed as a fireman in the North pumping station in South Bend. Six weeks ago they moved to Mishawaka.
A theory that Martindale had been electrocuted through his fishing rod coming in contact with the high tension power wires east of the bridge, was at first considered, but an investigation of the various circumstances connected with the fatality led to discarding that theory.
"Cerebral hemorrhage with contriburory cause unknown," was the verdict of St. Joseph County Coroner CRUMPACKER.
Martindale's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert MARTINDALE, Peru.
Saturday, July 11, 1925
Monday, July 13, 1925
John JOHNSTON, former shoe repair man, who recently opened a grocery store on
East Fourteenth street near his home, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon of
cancer of the liver.
Mr. Johnston formerly had shops in the Hoosier and Holman and Onstott shoe stores.
He was approximately 65 years of age.
Practically a life long resident of the community, Mr. Johnston was well known. He spent a few years at Hammond, where his wife was killed 20 years ago by being burned as an old stove exploded.
His immediate survivors are two sons, Byron [JOHNSTON], 28, and Ernest [JOHNSTON], 21. The former lives in Hammond and the latter is employed by the Armour and Company at Waterloo, Iowa.
John A. NEWBY, 74, veteran florist of Logansport, committed suicide Sunday
evening in the kitchen of his home, by closing the room tightly and turning on
the gas jet. Ill health is believed to have been the man's motive.
The body was found by members of the family when they returned home.
He has relatives in Rochester.
Tuesday, July 14, 1925
Peter BIDDINGER, 80, former real estate dealer and well-known resident of
Rochester, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of his son, William [BIDDINGER],
500 West Ninth street, of old age complicated with paralysis attacks. His last
illness came Sunday afternoon, and for hours he held a feeble grasp on life.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Evangelical church, Rev. M. O. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Until the time of the service, the body may be viewed at the W. H. Biddinger home.
A native of Wabash county, where he was born on August 16, 1844, Mr.
Biddinger came to this community when 12 years old. He was married in Nov. 1865,
at the William TRIBBETT farm in Richland township to Jane TRIBBETT, who passed
away five years ago on Thanksgiving day. His health had been much impaired in
Surviving the deceased are the son; two brothers, William [BIDDINGER] and Jonas [BIDDINGER], of Rochester, and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie WALES. A brother, Jess [BIDDINGER], formerly of Leiters Ford, is dead, as is Elias [BIDDINGER], struck by lightning 48 years ago. A daughter, Belle [BIDDINGER], died 35 years ago.
Joseph B. CUNNINGHAM, 79, for 30 years a resident of Rochester and 10 [15 or
16?) years previous a resident of Macy, died of old age and paralysis Tuesday
morning at the Masonic Home at Franklin, where he has spent the last few years
in feeble health. He had been a blacksmith and farmer, and was a member of the
Christian church at Macy and the Masonic order. The body will be returned to
this city for burial.
Joseph Beattie CUNNINGHAM was born Jan. 21, 1846, in Haltan county, Ontario, Canada, the son of James and Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM, natives of Tyrone county, Ireland. He went to Macy in May, 1876, and was united in marriage to Emma Jane BAILEY. Two sons, James [CUNNINGHAM] and Ray [CUNNINGHAM], survive him.
The funeral of John Calvin JOHNSTON, 64, who died Monday afternoon at his
home at 817 East Fourteenth street, will be held in the Baptist church at 2:30
p.m. Wednesday, Rev. NIVEN officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F.
cemetery. The Odd Fellows lodge will participate in the services, the deceased
havng been a member of the Hammond Calumet Lodge, No. 601 for 26 years. He also
was a member of the Baptist church.
Mr. Johnston was born December 20, 1860, in Warsaw, Ind., the son of John W. and Margaret C. DEBOLTE JOHNSTON. He was united in marriage on Nov. 21, 1882, to Laura D. SEARLES, who died in May, 1905, at the home, then in Hammond. Seven children, two of whom survive, were born to the union. The surviving children are John Byron [JOHNSTON], 30, of Hammond, and Ernest Franklin [JOHNSTON] of Waterloo, Iowa. Mrs. Gertrude PRATER of Three Pines, Calif., and Mrs. Maude POMEROY of Plymouth, Ind., are surviving sisters, and Israel JOHNSTON of Rochester is a brother.
Wednesday, July 15, 1925
David LEININGER, 77, for 52 years a resident northeast of Athens, one-half
mile west of the Olive Bethel church, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday of paralysis
and complications ensuing from a light stroke March 20.
Arrangements for the funeral of the farmer and preacher, who often delivered sermons from the pulpit of the Church of God, of which he was for 45 years a member, have not been made.
Born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, in September, 1847, the son of Isaac and Mary LEININGER, the deceased later came to the midwest and 58 years ago last April, was married at Beaver Dam Kosciusko county, to Miss Hester THOMPSON.
To the union were born 10 children, five of whom are living, the others having died in infancy. Those living are Oliver [LEININGER], Willis [LEININGER], Clarence [LEININGER], Sidney [LEININGER] and Mrs. Lum (Grace) SMITH, all of the Athens vicinity except Clarence, who resides near Mentone. David [LEININGER] of Akron and Elias [LEININGER] of Beaver Dam are surviving brothers, while Mrs. Henry HALDEMAN is a sister. Ten grandchildren, a half-sister and two half-brothers survive.
Funeral services for the late Joseph CUNNINGHAM, who died in the Masonic Home at Franklin, will be held from the Hoover Chapel at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may review the remains up until the time of the funeral. The local Masonic lodge will be in charge of the services.
Thursday, July 16, 1925
Mrs. Glendolyn HEATH Thursday morning received a telegram announcing the death of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Eldon HEATH, of Portland, Ind., which occurred early this morning. Death was due to a complication of diseases which she had suffered for the past six years.
Francis C. MONTGOMERY, well known retired farmer who had resided in Fulton
county all his life with the exception of two years in infancy spent in
California, died at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday evening at his home 918 South Madison
street of concussion of the brain, resulting from a fall down a stairway on June
Pending arrival of the son, John, from Rupert, Idaho, funeral arrangements have not been made yet.
Francis Montgomery was the son of Theodore and Margaret WILSON MONTGOMERY, and was born in Rochester, Oct. 14, 1850. The famly went overland to California in 1852 and returned to this county in 1854.
On March 16, 1876, Mr. Montgomery was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth ELLIS, at the Ellis homestead near Leiters Ford. He later lived for 44 years in Newcastle township and came to Rochester to reside nearly five years ago.
Mr. Montgomery was for 18 years treasurer of the Mutual Insurance company, and for several years president of the county Horsethief Association.
Surviving the husband are the widow; the son, John [MONTGOMERY]; three daughters, Mrs. Charles EMMONS of Rochester, Mrs. Marion CLARK of Ashley, Ind., and Miss Belle [MONTGOMERY] at home, and four grandchildren, Kathryn [MONTGOMERY] and John Frank [MONTGOMERY] and Dorothy [CLARK] and Robert CLARK.
Maxwell P. SHOLTY, age 66, died Wednesday morning at his farm home near
Silver Lake after an illness of several years. His death was sudden and
unexpected, however. Throat trouble which induced heart failure was given as the
cause of Mr. Sholty's death. Mr. Sholty was well known around Akron and Disko.
Mr. Sholty was the son of William and Barbara SHOLTY who came to Indiana from Pennsylvania. They moved to Laketon, where Maxwell Sholty was born. They resided there 23 years and then moved to a farm near Silver Lake. Surviving Mr. Sholty are his widow, three children, Dr. L. O. SHOLTY of Wabash, who is oldest; Mrs. Dedaine SULLIVAN of Disko and Alva SHOLTY, a missionary in Japan. He has six grandchildren, and two sisters, who are Mrs. Mary E. MYLIN of Laketon, and Mrs. N. J. ULCH of Laketon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday at the U. B. church in Laketon with the Rev. B. B. KISSINGER of Warsaw in charge. Burial will occur in the Laketon cemetery.
The funeral of David LEININGER of near Athens, who died Wednesday, will be
held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Olive Bethel church, one-half mile east of the
deceased man's late home. Rev. S. P. STRANG of LaPaz will be in charge of the
services. Burial will be made in the Nichols cemetery.
Friday, July 17, 1925
Mrs. Olive MacCORMICK, 1229 Van Buren St., South Bend, died at 2:30 o'clock
Wednesday after a six hours sickness from heart disease. She [Olive BURTON] was
born in Fulton County, Indiana, on June 21, 1857, going to South Bend 30 years
She is survived by two sons, Howard MacCORMICK of Detroit, Mich., and Carl MacCORMICK of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charles POMMET of South Bend, Mrs. George E. PENDER and Mrs. Cosy PEONSICK both of Logansport, Albert [BURTON], Asa [BURTON] and Lon BURTON, all of Messick, Michigan and Boyd [BURTON] and Mont [BURTON], both of Los Angeles, California. Mrs. MacCormick was a member of the South Bend First Presbyterian church and of the Y.W.C.A.
The funeral was held from the A. M. Russell chapel at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Burial was in Highland cemetery.
The funeral of Frank MONTGOMERY will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the home, 918 Madison street, Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be temporarily in the mausoleum, I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Saturday, July 18, 1925
Margaret, better known to Akron people as "Peggy" ADAMSON, died
recently at her home near Middleton, in Henry County, Indiana. The deceased is
the aunt of Ike THOMPSON and Ike BARNES and has several cousins and other
relatives in this community. She was an intimate friend of W. A. PATTERSON,
having known his father, and gone to school to him in the pioneer days of Henry
Mrs. Adamson was a remarkable woman in more ways than one. According to her friends she was a woman of unusual business sagacity. It is said that by the judicious buying, building up and selling of farm lands, she has doubled and trebled the snug fortune left her at the death of her husband forty years ago.
A story which forcefully illustrates the woman is told by Mr. Patterson. Years ago "Peggy" in some manner became convinced that there was natural gas to be found in the ground near the yard of her country home. Although the idea called forth the derision of all who became acquainted with it, she continued determined to reach the gas and harness it up for her own use. After her offer to make a community affair of the project and share the expenses with her neighbors was refused she said, "All right, I'll do it myself." She did, and at the time of her death she was still selling gas to the neighbors for cooking, lighting and heating purposes, as well as enjoying an unlimited supply for her own use.
The exact age of Mrs. Adamson was not learned, but she is known to be in her nineties. The funeral services were held at the home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Patterson attended. -- Akron News.
Monday, January 20, 1925
Mrs. Catherine MULLICAN, aged 80 years, died Saturday forenoon at the home of
her son Charles in Macy after an illness of a month. Death was caused by
hardening of the arteries.
The funeral was held at the Macy United Brethren church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. WILLIAMSON in charge. Burial was made in Plainview cemetery.
Catherine BICKMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William BICKMAN, was born in
Ohio, and after her marriage to Isaac MULLICAN became a resident of Macy. She
was a member of the Rebekah lodge, and the Methodist Episcopal church.
Surviving the deceased are three sons, Charles [MULLICAN] of Macy, Dr. L. A. [MULLICAN], of Indianola, Iowa, and Ben [MULLICAN], of Rochester; a daughter, Mrs. Ada DARNELL of Ringsted, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
George EPSTEIN, 66, a tailor of Indianapolis, who has been staying with his
daughter, Goldie, at the Talbert hotel on the North Shore Boulevard for the past
four weeks in the hope of recovering his health, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday from
heart trouble. The deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago
which left him in a very weak physical condition.
Mr. Epstein was born in Hamburg, Germany, on August 16, 1858 and came to this country when ayoung man. He followed his profession that of a tailor working in New York, Baltimore and Cleveland and 10 years ago moved to Indianapolis where he was employed by the Kahn Tailoring Department.
He is survived by his widow; four daughters, Goldie [EPSTEIN], DeEtta [EPSTEIN], Elma [EPSTEIN] and Mrs. Irene RICHTER of Indianapolis, and three sons, Louis [EPSTEIN] of Champaign, Illinois, Martin [EPSTEIN] of California and Edwin [EPSTEIN] of Indianapolis. Mr. Epstein was a member of the Indianapolis Jewish synagogue. The body will be shipped to Indianapolis for burial.
Tuesday, July 21, 1925
Wednesday, July 22, 1925
A death by hanging has saddened the Grass Creek community. At 6:15 o'clock,
Tuesday afternoon, the body of Robert HIZER, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. John HIZER,
who reside three-quarters of a mile west of Grass Creek, was found hanging by a
rope slightly larger than a whipcord and 18 inches long, from a rafter in the
barn, when his mother went there to gather eggs.
Wednesday the motive of the suicide was given as the youth's anger at his father for instructions to him to do the chores in the barn rather than accompany the other boys to the field to bring in hay in a wagon.
The shock of finding the boy unnerved Mrs. Hizer but she removed the body which was still warm, and carried it to the house. Dr. E. J. SANDERS of Grass Creek, was called and pronounced Robert dead of a broken neck, an instant demise. How long he had been hanging in the barn is not known, but it is believed that he had been there only a short time when his motherr found him.
Dr. C. B. HIATT of Kewanna, coroner of Fulton county, was summoned and made an investigation. His verdict was suicide. He learned the boy had mentioned to his mother several times that he would do that, but his threats were not taken seriously. Just before it happened the boy was "joking" with his mother.
Robert, who was in the seventh grade of school, was popular among his playmates. He was required to do some chores on the farm but did not seem to find the work irksome, it was said. If he had a sweetheart, no one knew of it, and his friends ridiculed the idea that a "puppy love" affair might have led to the act.
The lad is said to have not been robust, having some heart trouble.
Besides his parents, Robert is survived by his half-brother, Ray KEESEY, 25 years old.
Mrs. Harriett HAGENBUSH, wife of the late Israel Hagenbush, aged 71 years,
passed away at her home in Argos, Monday, July 20, 1925. She had been in poor
health for several months, and several weeks ago had a severe attack of heart
trouble, another one came suddenly causing her death. Mrs. Hagenbush [Harriett
CHAPMAN] was the daughter of Dr. Clarke and Ruthia CHAPMAN among the older
residents of the county. She was united in marriage to Drew HOBBS, and one
daughter, Mrs. Myrtle McGREW of South Bend survives her. After the death of Mr.
Hobbs she was united in marriage to Israel HAGENBUSH who died about a year ago.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by four sisters: Mrs. Elanor BRYAN of
Mishawaka, Mrs. Robert BEST and Mrs. Alice FISH of Argos and Mrs. Hayes BRADLEY
of Rochester and two brothers, Henry CHAPMAN of Argos and Monroe CHAPMAN of
Tennessee. There are also several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held at the home at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of a Christian Science reader. Burial was made in the Maple Grove cemetery. -- Plymouth Pilot.
Thursday, July 23, 1925
The funeral of Robert HIZER, 13, of Grass Creek, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E.
HIZER, who hanged himself in the Hizer barn Tuesday, was held Thursday afternoon
at the Grass Creek United Brethren church, Rev. HILLMAN in charge. Burial was
made in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Many persons, from the wide circle of friends of the boy and of his family, attended the rites.
Friday, July 24, 1925
Death of Arthur (Fuzzy) DAVIDSON, 28 years old, a dirt track automobile race
driver, near the Hoosier motor speedway, Thirty-eighth street and Pendleton
pike, Indianapolis, was due to congestion of the heart, hastened by alcoholism,
according to a verdict given by Marion County Coroner Paul F. Robinson Thursday.
Davidson was found by companions near a shack in which he had been living with
other auto drivers near the motor track, and died before medical aid could be
Funeral services will be held at the home of his mother, Mrs. G. T. DAVIDSON, 824 North Oxford street, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.
Davidson had been a driver in practically all of the larger dirt track races in the state for the past five years, appearing several times on the Manitou track this season. He was involved in the Memorial day tragedy at Elkhart, in which three persons were killed and twelve injured. The car he drove sideswiped one driven by Floyd Mathews and plunged through the fence, stricking a crowd of spectators. Mathews charged that Davidson and another driver, Floyd Shawhan, intentionally caused the accident. A grand jury investigated and reported it found no evidence on which to base an indictment.
Davidson is survived by his mother and a sister, Miss Elsa DAVIDSON, of the Oxford street address, and a brother, A. A. DAVIDSON, 3517 Balsam avenue.
Saturday, July 25, 1925
Mrs. Anna ENGEL, 71, mother of Geroge [ENGEL] and Fred ENGEL, who live four
miles north of Argos, on State Road 1 [US-31], probably committed suicide by
drowning herself in Yellow river about 6 o'clock Friday morning.
The body was discovered by a fisherman who came along on the opposite bank about 7 o'clock.
The aged woman, whose home was in Chicago, had come to the home of her sons each summer for the past three years. She has given evidences of being somewhat queer and has kept herself out of sight most of the time.
Members of the Engel families report that she has been heard mumbling to herself in rather alarming tones several times recently. In fact, during the night she was heard talking.
One of the members of the family recalls now having heard the outside door close at about 6 o'clock but thought nothing of it at the time. No doubt it was closed by the old woman who had stolen down the stairway and slipped out.
The body was found in a hole at the river bank. The woman, had put on a dress but no undergarments.
Coroner R. E. JOHNSON was called. He arranged for a formal inquest later.
The remains were taken to Chicago Saturday for the funeral and burial.
The deceased was a widow, her husband having died in 1901.
George W. KING was born February 13, 1859 and died July 21, 1925, at his home
three miles north of Disko, age 66 years years, 5 months and 8 days. Most of his
life was spent in this vicinity.
The funeral services were held Thursday at Silver Creek Bethal at 2 p.m., July 23, by the Rev. Levi HILL of Laketon, Ind. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.
He was united in marriage to Phebe EASTERDAY and to this union was born two children, Clyde [KING], of near Silver Lake, and Clem [KING], of Lima, Ohio.
He leaves to mourn their loss, the wife, two sons, two granddaughters, two daughters-in-law; one daughter, Lena M. WHITTOCK of Georgetown Illinois of a former marriage, and one brother, Charles [KING] of South Bend, and many other relatives and friends.
Monday, July 27, 1925
Mrs. Mark WICKS, 74, wife of the well known Anchor Mills owner, died at 3:10
Saturday afternoon, at their residence, 1326 South Main st., after an illness of
about five weeks. Death was the result of complications. The funeral was held at
the home Monday at 2 p.m. and the burial was made in the Akron cemetery. Rev.
ASCHANHORT preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. Wicks had lived in Rochester for
the past 20 years and was the type of woman who devoted all of her energies to
Elenora P. PUGH was born at Spencer, Ind., May 10, 1851, and was married to Mark WICKS at Tuscola, Ill., Sept. 22, 1869. They later moved to Fulton county, first living at Akron and then coming to Rochester.
She was a member of the Christian church and the Eastern lodge [sic].
She is survived by her husband, one son, Earl [WICKS], and a brother, Walter M. PUGH of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Pugh and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence WICKS of Chicago were here to attend the funeral.
Tuesday, July 28, 1925
David Edward LAUFERTY, aged 56, formerly associated with L. C. WARING of
Decatur in the ownership and management of glove manufacturing plants of the
Waring Glove Company at Rochester, Decatur and Huntington, died at 1:20 p.m.
Sunday at the Huntington county hospital after an illness of 48 hours of
hemorrhagic pancreatitis. He was taken ill at the Huntington Elks Club rooms
As the result of his death, the local factory will remain closed until Thursday morning. Mr. Lauferty had much of the responsibility of the buying and general management of the factories.
Mr. Lauferty was born March 16, 1876 to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel LAUFERTY at Auburn, Ind., and 15 years ago came to Huntington from Fort Wayne.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Lou MANHIEM of Santa Monica, Cal., and three cousins who live in Boston. The sister is confined to a hospital at Santa Monica and will be unable to attend the funeral services.
Mr. Lauferty was a prominent member of the Elks lodge in Huntington and was widely known thruout the state and in wider business circles. His partner, Mr. Waring, said Monday, that he felt the loss of Mr. Lauferty very keenly.
The body will lie in state at the residence, 200 Oak St., until the hour of funeral services to be conducted there by the Elks Tuesday morning at 10:30. The funeral party will leave the residence at 11:30 for Fort Wayne, where services will be held at the Achduch Voshiem temple at 2 o'clock by Rabbi MARKOVITZ. Burial will be made in Lindenwood cemetery at Fort Wayne.
Wednesday, July 29, 1925 and Thursday, July 30, 1925
Friday, July 31, 1925
Funeral services of the late Peter JOY were conducted from the United
Brethren church in Tiosa at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Rev. BROWER officiated.
Persons from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar JOY and daughter, Ruby Rose [JOY], Mr. and Mrs. Wm. JOY, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. JACKSON and son, Glenn Francis [JACKSON], and Mrs. Chas. COHEN of Wabash, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Russell HARSHBARGER and Mrs. Noah L. JOY of Toledo, O., and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. SPRINGER and daughters of Lincoln, Ill.
Frank STERNER Friday morning received a telephone call from Bert SHEPHERD of
LaPorte telling of the death of his father, A. C. SHEPHERD, for many years a
resident of this city, which occurred at 2 a.m. Mr. Shepherd several months ago
suffered a fall in which he broke his hip and as result had been bedfast since
the day of the accident.
The deceased is survived by his son, Bert, a daughter, Mrs. Charles FOOR, who lives in Massachussetts, and a sister in LaPorte. Mr. Shepherd was a member of the McClung Post of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Funeral services will be held in LaPorte Sunday morning. The body will be brought to this city for burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at 2 p.m. A short grave side service will be held here.
Arthur Lewis [HURLBURT], two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie HURLBURT,
living just inside the Fulton county line near Pulaski county died Sunday night
at nine o'clock after suffering for some time with spinal menengitis.
Besides the parents he is survived by a brother and sister.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of the grandparents, Uriah HURLBURT and wife, Rev. James KISTLER, pastor of Greenland Evangelical church officiating with burial in cemetery near there.
Saturday, August 1, 1925
Ralph HAMILTON, 30, lifelong resident of Kewanna, died Saturday morning at
the Methodist hospital at Indianapolis of complications resulting from a highly
nervous condition. The man was cared for, for some time at Woodlawn hospital
before removal to Indianapolis. His body was returned to Kewanna on the 10:13
a.m. train. His illness has been of only four weeks duration.
Mr. Hamilton had been employed as watchman at the tower of Culver. In 1918 he was married to Miss Dessie SIBERT, who with one daughter, Lulu Ann [HAMILTON], aged four years, survives. The parents and one sister also survive.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and of the Masonic lodge.
Mrs. L. A. SHAW, sister of Mrs. I. A. BASTOW of this city, died Saturday morning at Mishawaka, according to word received here. Cancer of the stomach was the cause of death.
Andrew C. SHEPHERD, 84, passed away at 2:15 o'clock Friday morning at the
Holy Family Hospital after an illness of eleven weeks. He was born at Albany,
N.Y., 1841, and when a small boy removed with his parents to Rochester, Indiana.
He enlisted from Rochester during the Civil War and was mustered into the United
States Service at LaPorte, August 2, 1861, as a sergeant of Co. D, 29th Indiana
Volunteer Infantry, to serve three years or during the war. He participated in
engagements at Shiloh, Stone Mountain, Murfreesboro, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga,
Resach, Cassville, Kenesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, Siege of Savannah and
Nashville. He was mounted at Shiloh. Was honorably discharged as a captain and
commissionary of United States Volunteers at the end of the war.
Mr. Shepherd was united in marriage with Ellen STANTON, daughter of Benajah and Cynthia STANTON, at LaPorte, Feb. 18, 1865. At the close o the war they located in Rochester, Indiana, where they lived until 16 years ago when they went to LaPorte to make their home. Mr. Shepherd was a member of the Methodist church at Rochester for many years. He was also a member of the Patton Post G.A.R. and of LaPorte Chapel 280 Order of Eastern Star. He is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. Chas. E. FOORE of Danvers, Mass., Mrs. A. B. EHERENMANN, LaPorte, and E. M. SHEPHERD, LaPorte; and two sisters, Mrs. Francis SLAYBAUGH, Akron, Ind., and Miss Minerva SHEPHERD, Rochester, Ind.
Short services will be conducted by Dr. T. A. STEWART at the home at 107 Kingsbury Ave., LaPorte, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Rochester at 2 p.m. the same day, E. E. EBBERT, undertaker in charge.
Monday, August 3, 1925
Word has been received here by W. O. KILMER, 475 East Ninth street, of the
death of his mother, Mrs. E. E. KILMER, in San Bernardino, Calif., at the home
of another son, Frank [KILMER]. Death came Saturday evening, the message stated.
The body will be returned to Rochester for burial. Funeral arrangements will be made later.
The firing squad of the American Legon Monday afternoon participated in rites
at the grave in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery over the body of Ralph
HAMILTON, 27, who died Saturday morning at Indianapolis. Funeral services
conducted by Rev. George REEDY of the Kewanna Methodist church at the home, at 2
Mr. Hamilton, who was very popular in Kewanna where he lived practically all of his life, was born Nov. 13, 1897, at Star City. In Kewanna surviving him are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. HAMILTON, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles OSBORN. His widow, formerly Miss Bessie SIBERT, and a four year old daughter, Lulu Ann [HAMILTON], survive. A sister, Mrs. Myrtle VALENTINE, lives in Akron.
Mr. Hamilton had been freight clerk at Culver, but resided at Kewanna. His illness, a nervous ailment, had been six weeks long. The deceased was a Methodist, Odd Fellow and Mason.
Tuesday, August 4, 1925
Wednesday, August 5, 1925
Mrs. Jennie STANTON, wife of the late Elwood C. STANTON, peacefully passed
away at her home in this city at 6 o'clock p.m. Tuesday, having been confined to
her bed only since Thursday of last week, aged 84 years.
Mr. and Mrs.Stanton were united in marriage at LaPorte, Ind., in 1861. Six children were born to the union, four of whom survive: Mrs. George W. LOGAN of Denver, Colo., Harry L. STANTON of LaPorte, Mrs. Frank STERNER and Mrs. Howard O. SHAFER of Rochester.
Surviving grandchildren are Howard STERNER, John [SHAFER], Betty [SHAFER] and David SHAFER, and Margaret LOGAN WATKINS. One great-grandchild, Georgia WATKINS, also survives.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton were born and reared in LaPorte county on farms almost adjoining. Mrs. Stanton's maiden name was Mary Jane SEFFENS and her parents, George and Mary BRESHAW SEFFENS.
Mrs. Stanton was of English parentage, pioneers of northern Indiana. A few years after her marriage she accompanied her husband to Nebraska (in 1869) with that pioneer spirit of progressiveness, determination and good will, where at the head of a government Indian agency they encountered many of the hardships of those early western days, where a good wife and fond mother was brought to the test in patience and endurance, which qualities she exhibited throughout her life.
Mrs. Stanton was a devoted member of the Baptist church all through her life, uniting with it in her early girlhood days at LaPorte. She was a firm believer in the true Christian principles of life, and very liberal in her views toward the beliefs of others, making friends among all ages of people, children especially being drawn to her.
In the Rochester Baptist church she was the acknowledted leader before the infirmities of age halted her activities in the evangelical and charitable functions of the church missions, help for the poor and needy, charity and motherly interest in the unfortunate and erring all appealed to her sense of christian duty and she was always in the work.
The funeral will be conducted at the Stanton residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge.
The funeral of Mrs. E. E. KILMER, aged 78 years, who died in San Bernardino,
Calif., Saturday night after a paralytic stroke, will be held from the home of
her son, W. O. KILMER, 475 East Ninth street, Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock,
Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The body of the deceased will arrive here Friday, it is expected.
Mrs. Kilmer was a resident of Fulton county, being born November 7, 1847. Eliza DAVIS married E. E. KILMER. They went to California 20 years ago, and Mr. Kilmer passed away there Dec. 31, 1906. Mrs. Kilmer died at the home of her other son, Frank [KILMER]. A grandson, granddaughter and great-grandson survive also.
Thursday, August 6, 1925
Friday, August 7, 1925
Charles Strong KISTLER, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. S. KISTLER, of Chicago, born July 25, 1925, died August 6, 1925. The infant's father is a former Akron boy and has many friends in Akron.
Mrs. Emma BARNES, formerly Miss Emma HALL of this city, died Thursday morning
at 7:30 o'clock at Schenectedy, New York, according to telegraphic word received
The body will be returned to this city for burial.
Mrs. Barnes' death resulted from a stroke of paralysis suffered Wednesday. She was thirty-three years of age last April.
Until 25 years ago, Emma HALL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas HALL of West Third street, had lived in and near Rochester, her birthplace.
Surviving her are the widower, Gladden BARNES, a railroader; a daughter, Bernice [BARNES], aged 8 years; a son, Victor CALLOWAY, by a previous marriage; three brothers, John [HALL] of this city, Lewis [HALL] of Warsaw, and Devere [HALL] of Missouri, and a sister, Mrs. Geo. NEWELL of Mentone.
Details of the death by drowning in Florida of Earl LEWIS, 19, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed LEWIS of near Bruce Lake have been received. The body has reached
Monterey, and the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Monterey
Following is a complete account gleaned from two Winamac newspapers:
"Earl Lewis, nineteen years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward LEWIS of Tippecanoe township, Pulaski county, was drowned Sunday near St. Petersburg, Fla., where he was employed on a dredge.
"A telegram notifying the family of the death reached here Sunday
midnight and was at once telephoned to the home. A reply message was sent to
Florida ordering the body shipped here and asking particulars concerning the
young man's death. This brought a brief statement to the effect that he drowned
in 30 feet of water, and that search was started for the body when his hat was
found floating near the place where he had been working, about 3 o'clock.
"Earl went to Florida this spring with his uncle, Ray LEWIS, who as a dredging contractor had a large job of work in the bay at St. Petersburg. For a short time before that the young man was employed at South Bend and at East Chicago, but was in a factory where chemicals are used and he gave up the position returning to the farm home in the southeastern part of Tippecanoe township, five miles south of Monterey. A little later he went south with his father's brother.
"Shortly after going to Florida, Lewis was taken ill with malaria fever and was in a hospital at St. Petersburg for several days, his parents report, but he was completely recovered from this illness and had returned to work.
"Besides the parents, Earl leaves five brothers and sisters, Cecil [LEWIS] of East Chicago; Mabel [LEWIS], a teacher in the Fulton county schools now in South Bend Business College, Venus [LEWIS], Lester [LEWIS] and Milo [LEWIS] at home.
"The body reached Monterey and was taken to the parental home. Funeral services are to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Methodist church at Monterey."
Mrs. Dorsey R. SMITH, 26, daughter of Jacob MORT of near Sidney, died during
an operation for internal goitre at Woodlawn hospital Wednesday afternoon at
2:30. She had been in poor health for some time and went to the hospital
Wednesday morning for the operation. It was a particularly delicate and
dangerous operation, and she died before the operation was finished.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon at one o'clock at the Brethren church in Sidney.
Mrs. Smith is survived by the widower and a daughter, DeLores [SMITH], now nearly a year old, and her parents and four brothers and sisters.
Saturday, August 8, 1925
Monday, August 10, 1925
The funeral of Mrs. Lawrence Gladden BARNES of Schenectady, N. Y., formerly
Miss Emma HALL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. HALL of Rochester, was held
Monday afternoon from the United Brethren church, Rev. N. C. McCOY in charge.
Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by the parents; the widower; a daughter, Bernice [BARNES], aged 8; a sister, Mrs. George NEWELL of Mentone and three brothers, John [HALL], Lewis [HALL] and Devere [HALL]. Her death followed a paralytic stroke. For a time, Mrs. Barnes lived in Oneonta, N. Y., where she was a member of the ladies society of B. of L. F. E. Antin lodge.
John PYLE, well-known Fulton county resident and former county treasurer,
died Monday forenoon at his home, Monroe and Eleventh streets, from
complications resulting from 15 years illness. He was 66 years of age.
Born near Springfield, O., John Pyle came to this vicinity with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James PYLE, in infancy, and until he was 20 years of age resided near here. Then 20 years he lived in Akron, where he was agent for the Chicago and Erie railroad. The last 20 years of his life he had resided here.
He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Presbyterian church.
The widow, Mary [PYLE], and two sons, Charles [PYLE] of this city and W. F. [PYLE] of Lafayette, survive.
Benjamin Franklin ZARTMAN, known to his friends as Frank [ZARTMAN], died at
his home one and one-half miles north of Macy, Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock
after a year's illness of cancer of the liver, aged 70 years.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Macy Methodist church, services conducted by Rev. SPARLING of Converse.
Mr. Zartman was one of eleven children born to George Washington and Mary (FISHER) ZARTMAN, and was born in Perry Co., Ohio, July 22, 1855. At the age of 14 years he came with his parents to Indiana, locating north of Macy, where a large number of Zartmans lived. Jan. 16, 1883 he was married to Miss Sarah BURKETT, who died in 1900. To this union three children were born, two dying in infancy. Jan. 8, 1902 he was married to Miss Lulu BURNS, and to this union one child was born.
Surviving him are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Gail GINN of North Manchester and Miss Esther [ZARTMAN], at home; three grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters who are: W. P. ZARTMAN, Akron, J. O. ZARTMAN, Macy; J. E. ZARTMAN, Peru; Mrs. Emma SOWERS, Akron, Mrs. Anna DeWALD and Miss Eva ZARTMAN, Denver, and Mrs. Doss PACKARD of Fulton.
For many years he was a member of the German Reformed church, but several years ago he transferred his membership to the Macy M. E. church.
Tuesday, August 11, 1925
The funeral of John H. PYLE, aged 76, who died Monday forenoon at his
residence after 15 years of illness, will be held at the late home, 1030 Monroe
street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Noah C. McCOY of the United
Brethren church will conduct the service.
Mr. Pyle was the eldest of several children born to Mr. and Mrs. James PYLE. Oliver [PYLE] and James [PYLE] preceded him in death, as did Dora GOSS. Surviving are Steve [PYLE] and Charles [PYLE] and Mrs. Mary GOSS and Mrs. Emma BIBLER.
John Austen BLACK, 73, negro, died at the home of his stepson, Robert
RICHMAN, on North Pontiac street Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock due to fatty
degeneration of the heart. He had been ill for the past three years. Black was
born in Dayton, Ohio on March 16, 1852. For many years he was employed as chef
at the Murdock Hotel in Logansport, at various hotels in Culver and at the
The deceased is survived by his stepson and two brothers, Jasper [BLACK] of Michigan and George [BLACK] of South Bend. His wife, Emma [BLACK] died in 1918. Funeral services were held from Richman home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon with Rev. FRALEY in charge. Burial was made in the Citizens cemetery.
Wednesday, August 12, 1925
Oscar ROMIG of Plymouth, former resident of this city, passed away at the home of Mrs. J. T. HINDLE of Plymouth on Sundfay morning, August 9, 1925, following a long illness. He was a patient in the Marhsll county hospital for several weeks, but later was taken to Mrs. Hindle's home where he was cared for until death came. He had resided in Plymoth several years. Funeral services were held at the Hindle home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.
Herman E. FRANKLIN, former resident of Rochester, died Tuesday at his home in
Milwaukee. Announcement of his death came in a telegram to the I.O.O.F. lodge
here, he being a member, but no further particulars were given.
Mr. Franklin came to Rochester years ago from Huntington and for about fifteen years had The Fair Store here. He later sold out and moved to Milwaukee where he engaged in the motion picture theatre business, and became the owner of two or three theatres.
He is survived by his former wife, from whom he was separated, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed WOLFE and Florence [FRANKLIN], both of whom reside in Chicago. No details are known regarding the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter THORSTENSON received a telegram Wednesday from their son, Julius [THORSTENSON] at LaPlace, Ill., that a son born to himself and wife Tuesday night had died. Burial was made Wednesday. Mrs. Thorstenson formerly was Serita McCARTER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McCARTER.
The funeral of John PYLE, 76, was held from the late residence 1030 Monroe street, at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Rev. F. O. FRALEY and Rev. D. S. PERRY conducted the services.
Thursday, August 13, 1925
Word has been received here that the infant daughter, born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd OVERMYER of South Bend, died shortly after birth. The Overmyers are former residents of Rochester.
Friday, August 14, 1925
The funeral of Herman FRANKLIN who for 16 years operated the Fair Store here,
was held at the North Avenue home in Milwaukee, Wis., at 2 o'clock Friday
Mr. Franklin, an Odd Fellow, came to Rochester from Huntington and left here for Milwaukee, acquiring several motion picture theaters. He is survived by the former wife, from whom he was separated, and two daughters in Chicago, Mrs. Ed WOLFE and Florence [FRANKLIN].
Saturday, August 15, 1925
Ulysses Schuyler GINN, of Delong, 53, bachelor, died at 2 a.m. Saturday,
after an illness of four years.
He was a son of Tabor and Elizabeth GINN, formerly of Athens. Funeral at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Athens. Rev. McCOY of Athens in charge.
Monday, August 17, 1925
Tuesday, August 18, 1925
William J. GREEN, age about 71 years, born and reared in Liberty Township and
until 16 years ago a resident of that vicinity, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, August
18, at Greenville, Michigan, according to a telegram received by the
News-Sentinel Tuesday from A. F. BRIDEGROOM, a son-in-law, at Owosso, Michigan.
Inquiry from relatives in this vicinity revealed that Mr. Green had suffered a stroke pf paralysis some time ago. A grandson, Vernon EBER of Liberty township, is the nearest living relative in the county. Mr. Green has been ill for a long time it was learned from Fulton.
Mr. Green was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph GREEN, and at one time lived with his parents on the farm recently known as the THORSTENSON farm. He lived later 6-1/2 miles south of Rochester on the Michigan road. He married Miss Annie STINLEY and engaged in farming.
He is said to have six children living in various places in Michigan and the near northwest. Newton COLLINS of here is a brother-in-law. A brother, Alexander [GREEN], is dead.
The funeral and burial probably will be held in Greenville, Michigan.
Wednesday, August 19, 1925
Clinton LEWIS, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy LEWIS of Terril, Iowa, a
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Philip LEWIS of Leiters Ford, was killed by a train in
Iowa Tuesday, it has been learned. The funeral will be held at Terril Thursday
This is the second tragedy in related families bearing the name Lewis in the past few weeks. Earl LEWIS, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed LEWIS of near Bruce Lake, in Pulaski county, was drowned near St. Petersburg, Fla., August 2, where he had accompanied his uncle, Ray LEWIS, owner of a dredge. Earl and Clinton were cousins.
Thursday, August 20, 1925
Dr. Ira FUNK, well known veterinary dairyman and farmer of Royal Center,
passed away suddenly Wednesday morning. He was well known to residents of the
southern portion of Fulton county.
A son, Delmar [FUNK], who is serving a sentence in the Texas penitentiary at Huntsville for burglary, was granted a leave of absence by Governor Miriam Ferguson, one of the two women governors in the United States, so that he would be able to attend the funeral Saturday.
Another son of the deceased, who was named in his honor, was kicked to death early this spring by a horse.
After a week's illness of heart trouble, Adam ZARTMAN, 75 years old, died at
1:15 o'clock Thursday morning at his home on West Seventeenth street. He had
resided in Fulton county for 52 years.
Adam Zartman, son of Solomon and Nellie ZARTMAN, was born in Ohio, March 3, 1850, and went to Miami county with his parents when he was two years old. On January 19, 1873, at Macy, he was united in marriage to Mary E. BROKAW. They moved to a farm in Fulton county. Mr. Zartman retired several years ago from active farming.
Surviving the deceased are the widow, six of seven children born to the union, and 15, grandchildren. The three surviving daughters are: Mrs. James CHARTERS of South Bend, Mrs. Minnie CONGER of South Bend and Mrs. Effie LIVINGSTON of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sons are Ernest [ZARTMAN] and Harry [ZARTMAN] of Culver and Cora [ZARTMAN] of Rochester.
Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Zion church, with Rev. Noah McCOY in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Mrs. Eliza SHIPLEY, age 89, oldest resident of Henry township, died Tuesday
forenoon at the home of S. C. RADER east of Akron. Death was due to old age.
The funeral was held at Disko Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. WERHLEY of Akron conducted the service. Burial was made in the cemetery at the South Pleasant church.
Mrs. Shipley was a pioneer in the Disko vicinity. A daughter now resides at New York City.
Friday, August 21, 1925
Charles SEE, 45, Michigan City railroad yardmaster, formerly of the Fulton
vicinity, died on the way to a Michigan City hospital Thursday night of injuries
received when he was caught between two box cars.
See moved to Michigan City two years ago. The widow and an adopted daughter were killed in the Porter, Ind., train wreck. The body will be sent to Deedsville for funeral services and burial.__________
LaPorte, Ind., Aug. 21. -- Ralph SEE, 45, of Michigan City, yards conductor of the Nickle Plate at Michigan City, was killed at 11 a.m. Thursday while at work.
His unconscious form was found near the Fifth street crossing in Michigan City and See died enroute to St. Anthony's hospital.
No one saw the accident. It is thought he was caught between two trains and struck in the stomach by some projecting article.
His wife was killed in the Porter, Ind., train wreck about six years ago. See intended to marry again soon.
Miss Arminda NOFTSGER, 70, died Thursday afternoon at the County infirmery,
where she had resided 21 years, of complications incident to old age. For two
years Miss Noftsger had been very feeble.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Oneda [Omega?] church southwest of Akron.
Miss Noftsger was a daughter of Nelson and Mary NOFTSGER of this city.
Sylvester NOFTSGER, a brother of Benjamin [NOFTSGER] and Naaman [NOFTSGER] is a
half-brother. She has lived always in this vicinity.
When five or six years old, Miss Noftsger suffered an illness, which left her feeble-minded.
Saturday, August 22, 1925
Lon WILLARD, age 59, who has always resided in this community, died at 1
o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse SHELTON on East
Ninth street. Death was caused by complications. Last December, Mr. Willard
suffered a fracture of his hip.
Mr. Willard was a member of the Green Oak Odd Fellows lodge. The daughter; a sister, Mrs. Jesse CHAMBERLAIN, and three brothers, Charles [WILLARD] and William [WILLARD] of this city and James [WILLARD] of Hammond, survive.
The funeral will be held at the Shelton home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Rev. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. It is requested that no flowers be sent.
Mrs. Mary CAPLINGER, age 76, until 30 years ago a resident of Fulton county
in the Leiters Ford and Talma neighborhoods, has died at her home in Pleasant
Plain, Ark., according to word received here by Mrs. Percy HAWKINS, a daughter.
Mrs. Hawkins has gone to the Arkansas city. Mrs. Caplinger visited her daughter
here from September 1924 until March, 1925.
Mrs. Caplinger was the widow of William CAPLINGER, who died four years ago. She is survived by eight daughters and two sons.
Monday, August 24, 1925
Tuesday, August 25, 1925
Mrs. Rebecca (HEMMINGS) CARRUTHERS died at her home in Macy Sunday at 1:30
p.m. She was 89 years old last May.
Mrs. Carruthers was born in Ohio, coming with her husband to Indiana and locating near Macy many years ago. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Carruthers, but they reared a nephew, Manuel CARRUTHERS, who always was a dutiful son and cared for the aged couple, spending his life with them. Mr. Carrothers died several years ago, more than 90 years old then.
Funeral service was held at the M.E. church in Macy Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. J. H. RICHARDSON. Mrs. Carrothers had been a member of the M.E. Church many years.
Interment was made in Plainview cemetery.
Wednesday, August 26, 1925
Otto D. ROBINSON, age 70, resident of the city 54 years, died at 2:45 o'clock
Wednesday morning at his home on Indiana avenue after a serious illness of theee
weeks. Death was caused by dropsy and Bright's disease with which he had been
afflicted for two years. Mr. Robinson was a retired machinist.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the home with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge.
The son of Elijah J. and Priscilla ROBINSON, Otto Robinsin was born in Jennings county, Indiana, Sept. 26, 1854. He came to this community when 17 years old, and on November 9, 1879 he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen BLACKBURN.
Mr. Robinson is survived by two brothers, Elijah [ROBINSON] of Culver and Edward [ROBINSON] of Greensburg, Ind.; three sons, Henry O. ROBINSON of Redlands, Calif., and Frank [ROBINSON] of Rochester, and two daughters, Mrs. Guy HAINES of Toledo, O., and Mrs. Charles PIPER, of Rochester.
The widow also survives.
[NOTE: Otto D. ROBINSON, 1854-1925; Mary E. ROBINSON, 1862-1928 - both buried at Mt. Zion cemetery. - Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Rochester Township.]
Miss Margaret FRIEND, age 72, mother of Samuel FRIEND of this city, died
Tuesday afternoon at the home of her grandson, Harold FRIEND, four miles south
of Denver, Indiana, her home. Acute indigestion was the cause of death.
Surviving are two children, Samuel FRIEND and Mrs. Mary IMHOFF of Denver, Indiana.
The body has been taken to the home of Mrs. Imhoff. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Mrs. Charles OVERMYER received word Wednesday of the death of her
grandmother, Mrs. Anna KINGERY of Hammond, which occurred at 8 o'clock, Tuesday
evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie STUTESMAN
Mrs. Kingery, who was 81 years old, was born on January 11th, 1844. Her husband, Abraham KINGERY, died 46 years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nettie HOOVER of Eagle River, Wis., and Mrs. STUTESMAN, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons, Hiram [KINGERY] and Meade KINGERY, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Hoover chapel in Rochester, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, August 27, 1925
Mrs. Clinton MILLER, age 57, who resided in the Fletchers Lake vicinity
southwest of Fulton, died Wednesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Walter HOUSE
on the Barrett lake road of heart trouble. She had been ill four weeks, and only
recently had gone to the House home for a visit.
The funeral will be held from the Fulton United Brethren church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery.
Ida GUISE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benneville GUISE, was born in Liberty
township August 13, 1868. She has lived in the county all her life. She was a
member of the Fairview church near Fulton.
Surviving her are the husband, Clinton [MILLER], and six children, Roscoe [MILLER] in a Marion, Ind., hospital; Francis [MILLER] of Kendallville, Ind., Cecil [MILLER] of Mud Lake, Mrs. Richard HENDERSON and Mrs. Charles GEIER of near Fletcher's Lake and Mrs. Walter HOUSE of near Rochester.
Funeral services for the late Otto D. ROBINSON will be held Friday afternoon at 1:15 at the residence, instead of two o'clock as was previously announced. Burial will be made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
Olive Branch (Special Correspondent)
William ARMSTRONG, age 71, of this place died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ora HUDSON of Wabash, Tuesday. Funeral services were held at Fletchers Lake.
Saturday, August 29, 1925
Word was received in Kewanna Thursday morning of the death of Harry
BRANDENBURGH, son of a former minister of the Kewanna Methodist church, which
occurred at the home of his parents at Mulberry Wednesday.
Mr. Brandenburgh was injured in an automobile wreck five weeks ago at which time he received injuries which later developed into pneumonia. This caused his death. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon.
Less than a week after an operation for removal of a cancer and another
growth, Ira Ellsworth CRAFT, age 68, resident of Newcastle township, died Friday
night at Woodlawn hospital. After an illness of nine weeks Mr. Craft had been
removed from his home about six miles northeast of Rochester near the Sheward
bridge across the Tippecanoe river, to the hospital on August 21 and underwent
an operation on August 22.
The funeral will be held from the home at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Rev. ASCHANHORT will be in charge and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
Mr. Craft was the son of William Morgan and Diana SANDS CRAFT and was born in Fulton county, August 26, 1857. He married Etta STICKLER.
The widow survives, as does a sister, Mrs. Charles COPLEN, of Newcastle township, and a half-brother, Beverly LYNCH. Mrs. Nettie CRANDALL and Eliza CRAFT and William [CRAFT], also deceased, were his sisters and brothers.
Mrs. Ed JONES, 66, of Grass Creek, was found dead seated in a chair in the
kitchen of her home there Friday morning about 8 o'clock. Death is believed to
have taken place Thursday evening. There was evidence that she was disrobing to
go to bed when she passed away. Mrs. Hannah MURRAY, a neighbor, noticed
something was wrong at the home where Mrs. Jones lived alone and she called the
attention of others to the failure of Mrs. Jones to appear as usual about her
duties. Richard HENDERSON discovered the body in the chair.
Mrs. Jones is survived by three children, Mrs. Maud GEIER, Mrs. John HIZER and Elmer JONES, and three step-children, all living in or near Grass Creek.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 from the Grass Creek U.B. church. Burial will be in the Grass Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Ray MYERS Friday afternoon received word of the death of her uncle,
Michael ZACHMAN of Marion, Ohio, which occurred at 11 o'clock Friday morning
after a six months illness due to kidney trouble. Mr. Zachman had often visited
Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Mary WAGNER, another niece, left this afternoon for Marion where they will attend the funeral, which will be held Sunday afternoon.
Monday, August 31, 1925
Mrs. Mary WAYMIRE, 81, ill for five or six months, died at 12:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Harvey [WAYMIRE], one mile north of
Rochester on the Michigan road. She was a life long resident of Fulton county.
Funeral services will be held at the late home at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. H. E. BUTLER officiating. Burial will be made in the Citizens' Cemetery, Rochester.
Miss Mary BURNS was born July 9, 1844. She was married to Nelson B. WAYMIRE who died in 1919. The only surviving near relative is the one son, Harvey.
Funeral services for Lewis C. MILLS who died at his home in Kewanna Saturday morning after a lingering illness, were held at the residence at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Burial was made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The Rev. . .[apparently one line of type missing] . . . church delivered the funeral sermon.
George SECRIST, 58, of Mentone, died at Woodlawn hospital eight or nine hours after being taken there critically ill.
Mrs. Eliza JENKINS received word Saturday morning of the death of her son-in-law, James Clinton SMITH, lwhich occurred at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at his home in Mishawaka, after a short illness of heart trouble. Mr. Smith was 72 years of age. He is survived by the widow, two daughters, Nina [SMITH] and Winifred [SMITH], and a step-son, Harry NELLANS of Mishawaka.
Tuesday, September 1, 1925
Mrs. Julia DUNLAP ORR, 83, resident of this city a number of years ago and
widow of Frank ORR, who operated a store here, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday
afternoon at the Haven Hubbard home at New Carlisle, where she had resided for
two years. Mrs. Orr had been ill for six weeks.
A short funeral service will be held at South Bend at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, the pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church officiating. The body will be sent here for burial in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Dr. W. O. DUNLAP of Sedalia, Mo., is the ony surviving near relative.
Wednesday, September 2, 1925
Thursday, September 3, 1925
Mrs. Amos DRUDGE, 48, died at her home 318 North Pontiac street at four
o'clock Thursday morning after an illness of almost nine weeks. Death came as
the result of complications.
Margaret TOLEN was born in 1877 in Cass county and came to this city with her husband about two years ago. Before that they lived about seven miles east of the city.
She was a member of the Onawa club here and a member of the United Brethren church. She is survived by her husband, two daughters at home, Sena [DRUDGE] and Lorene [DRUDGE], a son, Cleo [DRUDGE], seven sisters and two brothers. Her mother died just five months ago.
Funeral at two o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. FRALEY in charge. The burial will be made at Athens.
Friday, September 4, 1925
Saturday, September 5, 1925
Mrs. Belle GREGORY, formerly of Rochester, died Saturday morning at 1:30
o'clock at her home in South Bend after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Gregory
was 71 years of age and the widow of Robert GREGORY.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Mabel GREGORY, a teacher in the South Bend schools, and one son, Ralph [GREGORY], of Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Gregory home at 1:30 Monday afternoon and the body will be brought to the I.O.O.F. cemetery in this city for burial. Short services will be held at the grave at four o'clock.
Monday, September 7, 1925
[no paper - holiday]
Tuesday, September 8, 1925
A more detailed obituary of Mrs. Belle GREGORY is taken from the South Bend
Mrs. Belle H. GREGORY, 523 S. Lafayette blvd., died Saturday morning at 1:30 o'clock at her home. She had been ill three weeks from a complication of diseases.
She was 72 years of age and had lived in Indiana all of her life. On July 7, 1854 she was born in Rochester, Ind., and came to South Bend from Bloomington. Her marriage to Robert R. GREGORY took place in 1875 in Williamsport, Ind.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Mabel A. GREGORY at home; a son, Ralph R. GREGORY, Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, R. S. HANNA of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was at her bedside at the time of her death; R. S. HANNA, Maryville, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Robert S. WALKER of Pomona, Calif.
The body was taken to the L. G. HUNT funeral home, and will be removed to the residence Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock.
Funeral services will be private and will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence. Rev. PAXTON, Christian Science reader, officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Rochester, Ind.
Wednesday, September 9, 1925 and Thursday, September 10, 1925
Friday, September 11, 1925
Mrs. Sara SHAFER Thursday attended the funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Guy THAYER at LaPaz. Mr. Thayer is well known here, where he attended the Rochester college.
Saturday, September 12, 1925 to Thursday, September 17, 1925
Friday, September 18, 1925
John R. JOHNSON, age nearly 76, who was born in Fulton Oct. 2, 1849, died
late Thursday afternoon at his home, 505 Ohio Street, after more than four
months illness from Bright's disease. Mr. Johnson lived in Rochester a number of
years, leaving here in 1894 and living in Marion, Ind., until 1920 when he
returned. At Marion he was a flour and fuel merchant.
Mr. Johnson was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Job JOHNSON. He married in Ro- . . . [apparently a line of type is missing] . . . in 1879, Miss Sedalia A. HIGHT. The widow survives him.
Mrs. W. C. HUBEL of Los Angeles, and Earl H. JOHNSON, of Chicago, are surviving children. The late Mrs. D. W. DEVINE, of Chicago, was a daughter.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist chuch, which Mr. Johnson was a member, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, and the body was sent to Chicago for burial in Oakridge cemetery.
[NOTE: John R. JOHNSON married Sedalia A. FREAR February 26, 1881, Marriage Book - D, p. 205. - Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Marriages.]
E. L. SWIHART, 68, formerly of Akron and North Manchester, died at a Warsaw
hospital Wednesday night. The immediate cause of death was a tumor that affected
his brain, but his illness dated back to an attack of influenza last spring. The
funeral will be held at Fairview Sunday afternoon, the funeral cortege going to
North Manchester directly from Warsaw. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery.
Mr. Swihart was the son of John SWIHART, of near North Manchester. He married Miss Anna THOMAS, who survives together with five sons, Gurlo [SWIHART] and Harry [SWIHART], of Mishawaka, Douglas [SWIHART] and Frank [SWIHART], of South Bend. One brother is living, Jacob SWIHART, of North Manchester, and four sisters, Mrs. W. A. BOWMAN, Mrs. James SWANK and Mrs. Mary SHIVELY, of North Manchester and Mrs. William LINVILLE, of Jonesboro.
Mr. Swihart lived at Akron for a number of years being a mail carrier there. Later he moved to Warsaw and was employed in the Gresso store.
Saturday, September 19, 1925
Mrs. Frederick RAHFELDT, age 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis
Draves at LaPorte, about three o'clock Friday morning as the result of heart
disease. She was a resident of this community for 30 years living all of that
time with her husband and fanily at their farm on the Michigan road at the
Tippecanoe river and was well known locally. She moved to LaPorte about 14 years
ago following the death of her husband just two years previous.
Wilhelmina ALSCHLAGER RAHFELDT was born at Mechlenburg, Germany, Dec. 1, 1849 and at the age of 19 came to the United States. A year later she married Frederick W. RAHFELDT, who came from the same town. She was a loyal member of the St. Paul Evangelical church and was devoted to her family and her home. She was preceded in death by her husband and two grandchildren, Esther [RAHFELDT] age two, and Agnes [RAHFELDT] aged twenty.
Those surviving are Mrs. Lewis DRAVES, Miss Anna RAHFELDT, and Frederick RAHFELDT all of LaPorte, Albert RAHFELDT of Talma, two sisters, six brothers, seven grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Monday, September 21, 1925
Tuesday, September 22, 1925
Fourteen weeks of illness and an operation for removal of a goiter resulted
in the death at 10:30 o'clock Monday night at Woodlawn hospital of Harley L.
MONTGOMERY, age 51, traveling salesman who was born in Newcastle township and
who lived all of his life in this vicinity. Mr. Montgomery submitted to the
operation Monday morning, and his heart action afterwards was found to be good.
Attending physicians had thought he would recover.
The funeral will be held from the home, 1000 Pontiac street at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Daniel S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Harley Montgomery was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William MONTGOMERY, born Dec. 17, 1874. His father is deceased, but his mother, Mrs. Taylor JEFFERIES, survives.
In 1902 at Rochester, Mr. Montgomery and Pearl BARR were united in marriage. The widow and son, Barr [MONTGOMERY], survive. A brother, Omer [MONTGOMERY], lives at Talma, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter SWEET and Mrs. A. J. BLAKLEY, reside at South Bend and Chicago, respectively.
For a time Mr. Montgomery operated a popular confectionery store near the Arlington hotel on the East side of Main street between Eighth and Seventh streets.
Thomas Jefferson ALDERFER, age 68, died at the home of his son, Isaiah
ALDERFER, 112 Nieson street, LaPorte, at 5:40 Saturday morning.
Mr. Alderfer was born in Marshall county, Nov 29, 1858. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah ALDERFER, of Ohio. He moved from Marshall county to LaPorte and he had lived there a considerable time.
He was married to Alice McGRAW of Rochester, Ind., Oct. 17, 1879. He leaves two sons, Alonzo ALDERFER of Kankakee, Ill., and Henry [sic] ALDERFER of LaPorte. Two brothers, Amos ALDERFER, of Argos, and Henry ALDERFER of Tiosa, one sister, Mrs. Catherine
POWERS of South Bend, nine grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews
also survive. His wife and one child preceded Mr. Alderfer in death.
Funeral services were held at Richland Center church at two o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, September 22. Mr. Alderfer resided near Argos before going to LaPorte to live with his son.
Wednesday, September 23, 1925
Thursday, September 24, 1925
Attacked by typhoid fever while on a motor trip to Niagara Falls, in company
with another young man on Sept. 21, Omer FUNK, age 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
FUNK who reside east of Athens, died Thursday morning at Jefferson, Ohio, in the
eastern part of that state, near the Pennsylvania line. The body will be shipped
to Mentone, arriving at 4:30 a.m. Friday and taken from there to the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Funk went to Ohio upon learning of their son's illness. The youth had been accompanied by Ralph SHOEMAKER, age 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil SHOEMAKER.
The young men had been working in South Bend prior to their vacation trip in Funk's Ford roadster. During his illness, Omer had been at the home of Talbert KEEL in Jefferson, a former neighbor from the Akron vicinity.
Surviving the young man are the parents, three brothers, Frank [FUNK] elder, and Ralph [FUNK] and Walter [FUNK]; Rose CARRUTHERS and Martha BLINN, aunts, and George FUNK and Carrie FUNK, uncles.
Friday, September 25, 1925
Saturday, September 26, 1925
Funeral services for the late Omer FUNK will be held from the Mt. Hope United Brethren church near Athens Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjacent. Funk was attacked by typhoid fever while on a motor trip to Niagara Falls and died at Jefferson, Ohio.
Delong, Ind., Sept. 26. (Special) - Earl Harley JOHNSON, 25, of Culver, was
instantly killed here at 7:50 o'clock this morning when the south bound
Pennsylvania railroad passenger train struck the Ford truck he was driving at
the crossing near the river bridge just north of the town. Two cows in the truck
also were killed.
Johnson's body was badly mangled and the truck was smashed to bits.
The road makes a sharp curve just before the crossing. Johnson may have driven onto the tracks without first looking.
He was engaged at the time of the accident in hauling the cattle for the ZECHIEL brothers, Culver stock dealers. He is th son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel JOHNSON, all of whom live on the former Earl ZECHIEL farm.
The train's victim is unmarried.
The body was taken in charge by a Monterey undertaker, and returned to Culver.
E. G. BOWMAN of Akron, who has suffered mentally for nearly a year as the
result of two strokes of paralysis, died suddenly Thursday morning at the
Northern Indiana Hospital for the insane. He leaves a wife and two sons, Robert
[BOWMAN], age two, and Richard [BOWMAN], age seven years.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman and family went to Akron in May, 1924 from Tampa, Florida, where Mr. Bowman was secretary to the Tampa Mail Order Cigar and Tobacco House. From that time until their removal to Indianapolis several months later they made their home with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry MEREDITH. Mr. Bowman was stricken two weeks after their removal to the city, and was confined in the Methodist Hospital there until his condition made it necessary to be removed to the Logansport sanitarium.
The body was taken to Akron Thursday afternoon.
The funeral cortege left the house at 10:00 o'clock Saturday for Mentone, where the services were held at the Baptist church, Rev. WERHLEY in charge.
[NOTE: Elery G. BOWMAN, 1881-1925, buried in Mentone Cemetery. Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Cemeteries, Franklin Township.]
Monday, September 28, 1925
Daniel FRAIN, 77, wealthy veteran monument builder of this city, who resided
on West Fifth street, died Saturday of old age complications at the home of his
son, Howard, at Fulton. He had been in failing health for some time.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Val Zimmerman funeral parlors, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mr. Frain, a lifelong republican, was the son of John and Rebecca FRAIN, and was born in Pulaski county, March 12, 1848. He married Elnora EMERY, who passed away August 19, 1904.
Surviving Mr. Frain are the sons, Howard E. [FRAIN] of Winamac, and George [FRAIN] of Kokomo, and sisters, Mrs. George GRAFFIS of Kewanna, and Mrs. David WOOD, of Terre Haute. A son, William [FRAIN] is deceased.
Mr. Frain was the owner of the FRAIN Hotel in Winamac.
Peru, Ind., Sept. 28. -- Mrs. Levi SARVER, 64, was dead of a broken neck
today, sustained presumably when she fell down the stairway into the basement of
her home, 13 miles north of here, or two miles west of Perrysburg.
Last night Mrs. Sarver took a lantern to descend into the basement and it is thought she slipped and met instant death. Her body was found shortly afterwards by her two daughters.
Miami county Coroner C. F. WORRELL, pronounced death due to a broken neck.
[NOTE: Joanna SARVER, Sept. 25, 1860 - Sept. 27, 1925, buried in Perrysburg cemetery. - Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Miami County Indiana Cemeteries, Union Township.]
Plymouth, Sept. 28. -- Henry ROSS, 70 years of age and a well known resident
of Bourbon, was killed almost instantly at 10 o'clock Saturday morning when a
tree fell upon him. Mr. Ross was engaged in cutting timber in the woods for the
Peabody Lumber Co. The tree was partly rotten and fell in the opposite direction
from what was expected. The top of the tree fell directly on Mr. Ross and
crushed him. His back was broken, as well as his arms, and he was otherwise
badly bruised. Mr. Ross was rushed towards Bourbon at once, but died before his
fellow workers reached the town. He leaves a wife, but no children.
Tuesday, September 29, 1925
William A. WHITMER of Mishawaka, Ind., age about 50, a first cousin of
Superintendent A. L. WHITMER of the Rochester city schools and husband of Mrs.
A. L. WHITMER's sister, was drowned Monday in Little Traverse Bay, a wing of
Lake Michigan, or in one of the numerous lakes in the vicinity of Bay View,
Michigan, near Petoskey, where Mr. Whitmer operated a summer rooming house.
This was the telegraphic word received by the Whitmers here Monday night from Bay View.
Mrs. Whitmer has gone to Mishawaka, where the body of her brother-in-law will be returned. At Mishawaka, Mr. Whitmer was a retired resident - his only business was his Bay View rooming house.
The resort season at Petoskey is almost over, and the Whitmers were about ready to close their place there, and the accident, coming as it did, was more tragic in the respect that within a few days the Whitmers would have left Michigan.
No details of the accidental death were given in the message, but it is presumed Mr. Whitmer was in a boat that capsized while he was on a fishing trip.
A few days ago the Whitmers here received a letter, stating that their relatives had been out fishing, but failed to make a catch bercause of the rough waters. High winds are believed to have caused Mr. Whitmer's boat to upset Monday. He was not known as an accomplished swimmer.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Whitmer often have visited their relatives in Michigan, and they have been here.
Wednesday, September 30, 1925
Robert Newton BERRIER, 80 years old, Civil war veteran and prominent farmer
of the Burton neighborhood, died at his home south of the Burton church at 10
o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of more than seven weeks from the
inflammation of the bowels.
The funeral will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Born on May 1, 1845, Mr. Berrier was the son of Phillip and Eliza BERRIER, and Rochester was his birthplace. He enlisted in Company A, 155th Infantry, which was recruited in Fulton county and vicinity at the Civil war.
He lived here most of his life, marrying on Feb. 7, 1873, Luella BEERY, who survives him as do two sons, Roscoe [BERRIER] of Toledo, and Dee [BERRIER] of the Burton neighborhood, and two daughters, Mrs. Earl NAFE of near here, and Mrs. Roy BURGNER of Bourbon. For 42 years Mr. Berrier had lived on the farm where he died.
Miss Mary CAMERON, 59 years old, died Tuesday night at her home one mile
northwest of Fulton of kidney trouble, from which she had been ill for some
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fulton Baptist church.
A brother, John [CAMERON], with whom Miss Cameron had resided, survives. Their mother, Mrs. William CAMERON, died about two months ago.
For a number of years Miss Cameron has been blind.
The funeral of William WHITMER, cousin of Superintendent of Schools A. L.
WHITMER, who was drowned at Bay View, Michigan where he operated a summer
rooming house will be held Thursday in Mishawaka.
Mrs. Whitmer went to Mishawaka Tuesday. The deceased is her brother-in-law. Mr. Whitmer went to St. Joseph City Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, October 1, 1925
Friday, October 2, 1925
Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 1. -- Oliver VOREIS, 83 years of age, was found dead
shortly after midnight Tuesday near the Eley Feed barn in Argos after he was
missed from the automobile in which he was left during the Argos band concert
The aged man had recently made his home with the family of William ZUMBAUGH near Argos and all drove to Argos to attend the concert. Mr. Voreis remained in the car while the others of the party walked the streets and when they returned he could not be found. It was thought that possibly he had gone home, but on their arrival there he could not be found. At midnight a searching party was organized and his body was found at the edge of a corn field near the Elmer Eley Feed barn. When found he had been dead for a couple of hours, estimated by the searchers as since 10:30 Tuesday evening.
Mr. Voreis had no relatives and lived alone at his home west of Argos for 20 years.
A coroner inquest was held Wednesday morning and death was declared to have been due to organic heart lesion.
Mrs. John H. ROUCH, age 67, died at her home in Newcastle township in the
Bybee neighborhood, Thursday night at 8 o'clock as the result of a stroke of
paralysis she sustained recently.
The funeral will be held from the Talma Christian church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon the Rev. George ELMORE in charge and the Rev. George D. FOSTER assisting. Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Lucinda Ellen CLAYTON, daughter of George W. and Anna CLAYTON, was born in Fulton county on Sept. 23, 1858. She was married to John ROUCH, who survives her, as do two daughters, Mrs. Robert ORR of South Bend and Mrs. Edith DENNIE of Indianapolis, a son, Fred [ROUCH], of Indianapolis, and a brother, George [CLAYTON], of Rochester.
Saturday, October 3, 1925
Miss Fern McINTYRE, 21, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Riley McINTYRE, 701 Park
St., died at the home of her parents Friday evening about 7:25 as the result of
leakage of the heart and Bright's disease. She had been ill since July 3rd. The
seriousness of her illness gave little hope for her from the first. She was well
known in the community as for five years she had been an efficient and popular
operator at the telephone company.
She was born February 5, 1903 at Rochester, the daughter of Riley and Emma COLLINS McINTYRE and made her home here all her life. She attended the Evangelical church. Her mother preceded her in death February 3, 1919. She is survived by her father, two sisters, Mrs. Fay BALL and Catharine Pauline McINTYRE, and one brother, Roy Edward [McINTYRE] of Rochester.
The funeral will be held at the Evangelical church at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. M. O. HERMAN in charge. Telephone girls who worked with her on the switchboard will act as pall bearers. Burial in the Citizens cemetery.
Monday, October 5, 1925
One of the pioneer residents of Fulton county, John Jacob WAGONER, lacking
but 16 days of being 75 years of age, died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Babcock, after an illness of several weeks
from dropsy. Mr. Wagoner had long lived in Aubbeenaubbee township, his last
residence being one and one-quarter miles northwest of Leiters Ford on the river
road. For several years he operated a hardware store in Kewanna.
Mr. Wagoner was a native of Ohio, coming at the age of three weeks to Fulton county with his parents, Hiram and Sarah WAGONER, in a wagon drawn by an ox team. He was born Oct. 19, 1850. Mr. Wagoner married Mollie COUGHENOUR, and to the union were born three children, William [WAGONER], Amos [WAGONER] and Nellie [WAGONER]. William, who became an engineer on an Erie locomotive was killed, together with his fireman, about 20 years ago near Disko when the boiler blew up for lack of water which the gauge failed to show. Amos lives at Culver. The daughter, Mrs. Ray BABCOCK, lives at Fulton. The daughter-in-law, Mrs. [William] WAGONER, survives, as does a brother, William [WAGONER], at South Bend. Mrs. John Jacob WAGONER died five years ago.
The funeral of Mr. Wagoner was held at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon from the Methodist church at Leiters Ford, of which the deceased was a member. Burial was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Lon WARE, 44 years old, died Saturday morning at 8:25 o'clock at the
family residence, 627 Court street, Huntington. She had been in ailing health
for a couple of years and was seriously ill since Friday.
Mrs. Ware formerly was Etta Iona MILLER, born June 29, 1881 to John and Ella MILLER near Rochester. She married Mr. Ware, December 23, 1899. Seven children were born to the union.
Surviving are the husband and children, Mrs. Riley NIVER of Edwardsburg, Mich., Mrs. Frank ELLIS of Mishawaka, Orval E. WARE of the Panama Canal zone, Donald M. WARE of Rochester, Deloise WARE of Mishawaka, and Berlin WARE and Floyd WARE at home. A brother, Mertie MILLER lives at Rochester. Sisters are Mrs. C. M. HAVENS and Mrs. Hattie HAMLETT of Rochester and Mrs. Charles HIGHWAY of Lincolnville. The mother, Mrs. Ella MILLER, lives here also, and there are two grandchildren.
Short funeral services were held Monday morning at 8 o'clock at the home with the Rev. W. F. SMITH in charge, and the body was taken to Rochester to the home of the sister, Mrs. Havens, where services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was at the I.O.O.F. cemetery here.
John KUHN, age 68, died at 3:30 Monday morning at his home in Henry township
near Millark after a week's serious illness. Mr. Kuhn has been in poor health
for the past two years, but his condition became serious a week ago.
Mr. Kuhn was born October 31st, 1839 [?] in Germany, and came to this country in 1836 [?], and has resided in Fulton county for the last 18 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Kuhn died 26 years ago. He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Caroline
HERBICK of Rochester, Mrs. Lizzie WHISMAN of Oledo, Ill., Mrs. Mary STOCKBERGER
of Newton, Iowa, Mrs. Anna PACKER, of Wilmar, Minnesota and Mrs. Ida HAWK of
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
After an illness of three weeks with complications, Holland C. LAMBERT, a
prominent Wayne township farmer, died Sunday at his home near Grass Creek. Mr.
Lambert, who was 78 years of age, was born in Maryland on Oct. 3, 1847, and came
to Fulton county in 1869. Fifty-three years ago he was married to Nancy Jane
TROUTMAN. He was a member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges at Kewanna and of
the Christian church in that city.
He is survived by the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Jessie ROUCH of Kewanna, Mrs. James RANS, Delong, Mrs. Charles SNYDER, Logansport, and one son, Charles W. [LAMBERT] of Kokomo, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning at the Kewanna Christian church with the Rev. H. F. BOWSER in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mr. [George W.] BOBLETT, a bachelor, age about 45, died Friday at his farm home one mile west of Leiters Ford on the former Dan MAHLER farm, of locomotor ataxis. He, with his brother, [Charles C.] BOBLETT, had purchased the farm recently. The body was sent to Illinois [Ohio] for burial.
Tuesday, October 6, 1925
Homer STEFFEY of this city Tuesday received a telegram stating that Miss
Elizabeth EISERMAN of Chicago, a sister of Mrs. Ellsworth STEFFEY of this city
had died. The woman had often visited here. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Steffey have
gone to Chicago to attend the funeral.
A previous telegram had been received Monday by the Steffeys. The first message read: Elizabeth hurt in auto accident. Very low." No details of the accident have been received here.
The funeral of John KUHN of near Millark, who died Monday will be held at
2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran church at Tiosa, the Rev.
BEEHLER in charge.
[NOTE: John KUHN, d. Oct. 5, 1925, age 85y-11m-5d, buried in Lutheran Cemetery- Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries, Newcastle Township.]
David SWONGER, 85, native Pennsylvanian, a Civil war soldier, veteran maple
syrup maker and resident of the county for the past 68 years, died of old age
and complications Monday at his home east of Rochester in the Prill
neighborhood. He had been ill several months, and bedfast for the last three
weeks. The widow is the only surviving near relative.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Tiosa Brethren church, of which the deceased was a member. The Rev. WHETSTONE of Nappanee and the Rev. BROWER of Milford will conduct the service. Burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham SWONGER, David Swonger was born Dec. 20, 1839 in Pennsylvania and came to this county in 1857. He was united in marriage to Lucinda CULVER on April 8, 1866. Three children who died in childhood, were born to the union - Mary Jane [SWONGER], Henry M. [SWONGER] and Minnie L. [SWONGER]. The oldest child died at the age of three years.
Wednesday, October 7, 1925
Thursday, October 8, 1925
Sudden death through heart failure came to Mrs. William FORST of Mentone Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the home of her niece, Mrs. Alden HILDEBRAND, of North Lake street. Mrs. Forst took seriously ill while riding in an automobile enroute to Columbia City on the Mentone road.
Francis Marion DRUDGE, 71, lifelong resident of Newcastle township, Fulton
county, died after a two weeks illness on the place where he was born, 9 miles
northeast of Rochester, at 4:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Heart trouble and
complications caused his death. Two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Nichols chapel, and burial will be in the Nichols cemetery.
The son of John and Susan DRUDGE, Francis Drudge was born on June 26, 1854. He was united in marriage to Ellen RICHTER, and to the union were born five children.
Surviving are the widow, two daughters at home, Olive [DRUDGE] and Edith [DRUDGE], and two married daughters, Grace [DRUDGE], Mrs. Fred HALDEMAN, and Bertha [DRUDGE], Mrs. Elmer LEININGER. A son, Nelson [DRUDGE], was drowned 30 years ago in Mud Lake. Mr. Drudge was the last of his family, a brother, Jerry [DRUDGE] and two sisters, Mrs. Levi STAHL, and Mrs. Margaret LEACH, having preceded him in death.
Mrs. Charles STURKEN Thursday received word of the death of an uncle, Jacob ZEITERS, at Trenary, Michigan. The body will be sent to Roann. A widow and two daughters survive. Mrs. Zeiters formerly was Miss Eunice MOW, sister of the late Henry MOW of this vicinity.
Friday, October 9, 1925
Here are the details of the death of George BOBLETT, first reported in the
George W. BOBLETT died at the home of his brother, Chas. C. BOBLETT at Delong Friday at the age of 50 years, 5 months and 14 days. The body was shipped to Chillicothe, O., former home, where funeral services and interment were made.
Mr. Boblett has been a resident of Culver, being associated with his brother in the management of the Chasnelle Hotel. During his stay here he gained many friends who were sorry to learn of his death. He has been afflicted for the past 20 years with locomotor ataxis, the immediate cause of his death.
In spite of his affliction, he was always cheerful and had a good word for everybody. It was only about three weeks ago that his condition became alarming. He gradually became weaker until the end came last Friday. Besides his many friends, he leaves five living brothers to mourn his departure.
Mrs. George W. BREWER, age 62 years, nine months and eleven days, died at her
home at 1206 Franklin avenue at 3:30 o'clock Friday morning of a complication of
diseases and nervous breakdown following operations. She had been ill for a long
Irene M. BROOKBANK was born at Pittsburg, Ind., Dec. 28, 1862, daughter of Brazilla "Bard" BROOKBANK and Helen BROOKBANK. The father is dead, but the mother survives, as does the husband, two sisters, Mrs. Blanche WILDE of Greenville, Mich., and Mrs. Clara DURNE, and a brother, Joseph [BROOKBANK]. A brother, John [BROOKBANK], preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brewer came here 13 or 14 years ago from Delphi.
A short funeral service will be held at the late home here Sunday morning at 9 o'clock and the body will be sent to Delphi for burial.
The manner of the death of Miss Elizabeth EISERMAN of Chicago, sister of Mrs.
Ellsworth STEFFEY of this city, last Monday, is told in Chicago papers of recent
issue. The police of that city believe that the girl, who is 20 years old and
pretty, was beaten to death by bandits. The first report to The News-Sentinel
Tuesday was that she was the victim of an auto accident.
The girl, who lived with her brother Emil [EISERMAN] at 313 West 42nd Place, was picked up with a fractured skull in front of 3680 Archer Avenue, Chicago, Sunday night and died at St. Anthony's hospital the next day. She had been visiting a friend, Miss Alvina STEPHENS, 1541 W. Seventeenth Place, and had been there at nine o'clock, boarding a street car. It is thought she was forced into an auto at Archer and Ashland Avenues while waiting to transfer to another car and after being beaten and robbed thrown from the machine. The girl's hat was recovered more than a mile from where she was found, but her purse and umbrella are missing.
The Herald-Examiner of Tuesday carried a photo of the girl on the front page which was taken in Rochester in 1923 by Omer STEFFEY.
Funeral services were held for the girl Thursday in a German Lutheran church and burial was made in a Lutheran cemetery.
Saturday, October 10, 1925
John N. PENROD, a former resident of Silver Lake, who died in Kansas City a few days ago, left an estate valued at $1,250,000 to his wife and daughter, Blanche PENROD-JORDAN of Memphis, Tenn. Mr. Penrod amassed his fortune in the lumber business.
Monday, October 12, 1925
Crushed under his coupe after it had turned over twice in the road, Charles
TAYLOR, age 58 for a number of years owner of a meat market in Rochester and
recently a meat cutter at South Bend, was killed instantly at 11 o'clock Sunday
morning south of Columbia City and three miles east of the town of Raber. Miss
Myrtle HENDERSON, age about 50, of this city, whom he was taking to the home of
her sister, Mrs. W. E. TAYLOR, in Toledo, O., was injured badly, but at no time
has been unconscious and believed to be recovering, is at Dr. Linville's
hospital in Columbia City.
Mr. Taylor, who had been driving a Ford, was in his Dodge coupe which he purchased within the last week or so. He was third in a string of east bound cars on the road known as the Illinois road, and struck a culvert in turning back as he attempted to pass the one immediately ahead. The
automobile turned crosswise in the road, it is reported, then rolled over. A
farmer witness stated that the machine appeared to bound some distance off the
ground in its upset.
Mr. Taylor sustained a crushed jaw and broken neck, broken ribs and other injuries. Miss Henderson suffered the breaking of an arm in two places above the elbow, a broken shoulder and possibly broken foot and internal injuries. She also had a deep scalp wound.
Word reached this city early the DeMonney undertaking firm at Columbia City had taken charge of the situation, and the sons, Orbra [TAYLOR] and Hubert [TAYLOR], went to Columbia City. The body of their father was returned to this city Monday morning.
The funeral will be held at the home of Hubert Taylor, Ninth and Pontiac streets, at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. F. O. FRALEY will officiate.
On the old Taylor farm just north of Rochester Charles F. TAYLOR was born to John F. and Susan TAYLOR on March 7, 1867. He was married to Estella ALSPACH, who died about one year ago.
For some time Mr. Taylor had been employed at the Cash Meat Market, South Bend.
Tuesday, October 13, 1925
The funeral of Charles TAYLOR, auto upset victim near Columbia City, held at
the home of his son, Hubert [TAYLOR], Ninth and Pontiac streets, Tuesday
afternoon was largely attended by friends of the family. The Rev. FRALEY
It was learned Tuesday that only six months ago Mr. Taylor had taken out a $3,000 accident insurance policy. Word from the Dr. Linville hospital shortly before noon Tuesday was that Miss Myrtle HENDERSON, hurt in the automobile accident fatal to Mr. Taylor, was recovering and was in as good condition as could be expected considering her injuries, which consisted of a broken arm, dislocated right shoulder, dislocated left foot and breaking of some of the bones in the foot, cuts about the head and bruises. Miss Henderson had been reported dead, according to rumors here early Tuesday.
Paul Frederick DORSCH, age 70, a native of Germany and for approximately 48
years a resident of this vicinity, died at 12:50 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at
the West Sixth st., home of Mrs. Matilda OSGOOD, widow of his friend. Bright's
disease was the cause of death, Mr. Dorsch having taken ill at the Osgood home
less than a week ago.
Mr. Dorsch, who was well known as a fisherman, had lived in a room over the Felty barber shop on North Main street, and for 40 years had been taking his meals at the Osgood home.
Some brothers and sisters, from whom he was estranged, live in Chicago.
Paul Dorsch at one time had considerable money, and was considered some years ago the best dressed man in the city.
Lucinda Ellen CLAYTON, daughter of G. W. and Anna CLAYTON, was born in Fulton
County, Indiana, Sept. 28th, 1857, and departed this life Oct. 1st, 1925; age 68
years and three days.
Her childhood was spent on a farm east of Rochester. On April 20, 1877 she was united in marriage to John A. ROUCH of Fulton County. To this union was born three children, Mrs. R. G. ORR of South Bend, Fred I. [CLAYTON] and Mrs. F. W. DENNIE of Indianapolis, all of whom survive.
Shortly after their marriage they moved to Kansas, but became discouraged and returned to Indiana. They moved to Newcastle township, Fulton county, 44 years ago.
At the age of 18 she became affiliated with the Christian Church at Millark during the parsonage of Elder Wm. WINEGARDNER. Shortly after moving to their present home she transferred her membership to the Bloomingsburg Christian Church. She has always been active in church work and was always anxious to lend a helping hand in doing good.
Besides the husband and three children she leaves one granddaughter, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, a brother, George CLAYTON of Rochester, and a host of friends.
Wednesday, October 14, 1925
Mrs. Lydia TRIMBLE, 85, resident of the county for 78 years and widow of John
TRIMBLE who died 15 years ago last month, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday after two years
of illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard REED, in Richland township.
Death was due to complications.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Reed residence, the Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Lydia KING was born to Thomas and Martha KING at Circleville, O., Sept. 18, 1840. She married John TRIMBLE in Aubbeenaubbee township in 1858. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Surviving the deceased are the children, Thomas TRIMBLE of Rochester, Clinton D. TRIMBLE of Rochester, Martha EASH of Muncie, Mrs. Eunice REED, Rochester, John J. [TRIMBLE], San Francisco; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert KING of Wakarusa. A daughter, Mrs. Laura COMMINGS, is dead, her infant son surviving.
Funeral services for the late Paul DORSCH will be held from the Hoover Chapel at 10 o'clock Thursday morning with Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
Thursday, October 15, 1925
Mrs. Julia A. BLACKBURN, aged 64, widow of James BLACKBURN, died at 6 a.m.
Wednesday at her home, 415 North College street, South Bend. Mrs. Blackburn,
whose maiden name was [Julia A.] BRUGH, was born at Leiters Ford, July 27, 1861,
and a brother, Carl BRUGH, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Matilda BLACKBURN, live in
that vicinity. A son, Roy [BLACKBURN], lives in South Bend.
Complications incident to old age caused her death. She had been ill two years. She had resided 15 years in South Bend, going there from Michigan.
Mrs. Blackburn lived east of Rochester for a time.
Mrs. Grace CHILSON, age 77, mother of Dr. Lee CHILSON, well known former
dentist here, died Saturday night at Bradenton, Fla., where her son lives, it
has been learned here. She had been ill for five or six weeks with a
complication of diseases, incident to old age. Mrs. Chilson had spent the summer
at Lake Manitou with her son.
Funeral services were held at Bradenton Sunday afternoon, and the body was sent to Appleton, Wisconsin, the deceased's original home, for burial. For the last three years Mrs. Chilson had lived there with her daughter, Madame MELIUS, an opera singer, who had two days before her mother's death come from Paris.
Friday, October 16, 1925
Simon Y. GROVE, 76, pioneer of Newcastle township, one of its wealthiest
residents and organizer of the Talma Telephone Exchange, was killed almost
instantly at 6:45 Thursday evening by an automobile driven by John SNYDER, age
20, of 530 Ohio street, Rochester.
The occurrence took place in front of the Talma general store operated for 42 years by Mr. Grove, when the Snyder Maxwell auto came around a car which had just pulled up to the curb to park. Mr. Grove was carried 60 feet on the radiator, it was estimated, and then fell to the ground, and was rolled under the car for a distance sustaining a broken neck, fractured skull and broken right leg, dying before a physician could arrive.
Green HAGERMAN, one of Grove's two companions, was missed by about one foot by the auto. He is a retired police sergeant of Indianapolis and now vice-president of the Policeman's and Fireman's Insurance Association. The other of Grove's companions was J. G. GRIFFITH of Wichita, Kansas.
The men had been to see Grove on business and were walking up to the village after supper. They had followed the path to MacFADDEN's, then crossed the road diagonally, south. Grove carried a flash light to light the way. Lloyd BARKMAN's Ford touring car was parked in front of the Grove store and Devon EATON drove his car up to the side of it. With him was Ralph TUCKER. The Snyder car was coming along behind and struck Grove who was on the left side of the other men.
Snyder, married, son of Joe SNYDER, former Nickle Plate section boss, said he seen [sic] the searchlight.
County Coroner C. B. HIATT was investigating the affair and expected to have the verdict ready by Saturday.
The funeral will be held at the late home at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, provided the daughter from North Carolina has arrived. The Rev. WHITE and Rev. MOTT will officiate, and burial will be made in the Reichter cemetery.
Simon Grove was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob GROVE and was born in Newcastle township, February 28, 1849. In 1875 he married Elizabeth MENTZER. The widow survives, as do three sons, Lou [GROVE] of Talma, and Arch [GROVE] and Oliver [GROVE] of Rochester; three daughters, Mrs. Ferd BYRER of Talma, C. [GROVE] and Mrs. H. E. IMLER of Logansport, and two brothers, Gilbert [GROVE] of Alden, Michigan and Robert [GROVE] of Chicago.
Mr. Grove first was a carpenter, then became a merchant.
He was a member of the Talma Methodist church and Maccabee lodge, and of the Rochester Masonic lodge.
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia BLACKBURN, 415 College Street, South Bend, a
former resident of Leiters Ford, who died at her home in South Bend, Wednesday
morning, were held Friday afternoon at the Nelson Chapel in that city. Burial
was made in the Riverview cemetery.
Saturday, October 17, 1925
This was the substance of the report at the court house Saturday morning by County Coroner C. B. HIATT of Kewanna in the instance of Simon Y. GROVE, prominent Talma and Newcastle township resident, run down and instantly killed Thursday night by an automobile driven by John SNYDER, age 20, of 530 Ohio St., Rochester.
The funeral of Mr. Grove will be held Monday at 1:30 o'clock at the home, it is expected. The Masonic lodge here will attend en masse.
Local Masons will leave the hall at 12:45 p.m., conveyances being furnished. Mr. Grove was the oldest Mason in the county in years of membership.
Monday, October 19, 1925
George SURFACE, age 59, who resided one-half mile east and one-half mile
south of Fulton, died at 9 o'clock Monday morning of indigestion. He had been in
failing health for two years. He had lived in this county about eleven years,
coming here from the vicinity of Rockville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Fulton United Brethren church, and the body will be sent to Illinois for burial.
Born in Montgomery county, Indiana, on August 11, 1866, George Surface was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis SURFACE. He was united in marriage to Mattie BECKLEY, and is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Voris ZARTMAN and Mrs. Clifford McCROSKEY of near Fulton, and a sister, Mrs. Ella RIDGE of Montana.
After a week's serious illness Cornelius LOWE died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday
afternoon at his home in Fulton of asthma and dropsy with which he had been
afflicted for several years. He was a retired farmer and former employee of the
Mr. Lowe was 67 years old. He has lived all his life in the county and for the past ten years in Fulton. He owns a farm north of there. He was the son of Isaac and Elen LOWE.
The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Brethren church in Fulton, the Rev. LIVENGOOD in charge.
He married Aretta PENCE, who survives him as do three daughters, Mrs. Homer WILSON, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Thomas SANDERS of near Green Oak and Mrs. Carl BLACKBURN of Monticello, a son, Charles [LOWE], of Logansport; three brothers, Peter W. [LOWE], John [LOWE] and Voris [LOWE], all of Rochester; three sisters, Mrs. Mary DAVIS of Akron, Mrs. Nelson COOK of Denver, Indiana, and Mrs. Charles BROWER of Dayton, Ohio, and seven grandchildren.
Burial will be made in the Rochester Odd Fellows cemetery.
Daniel SWIHART, aged 70 years, a resident of southeast of Argos all his life,
passed away early Saturday morning, October 17, 1925. He had been ill for some
time. He is survived by several children one brother and one sister. He was a
farmer by occupation, and a member of the Dunkard church.
The funeral was held at the Dunkard church near his home at two o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. J. E. APPLEMAN, of Plymouth officiating.
Tuesday, October 20, 1925 to Saturday, October 24, 1925
Monday, October 26, 1925
Dr. J. C. FRETZ, brother of B. F. FRETZ of this city, died at 6:20 a.m.
Monday at Waterloo, Indiana, at the age of 69.
Dr. Fretz for 37 years practiced medicine at Deedsville. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Eugene FLORA, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy FLORA of 134 South Maple
street, Peru, who was fatally hurt by being struck by an automobile Thursday
afternoon, was the nephew of Carl FLORA, of 214 East Seventh street, Rochester,
an engineer in the Armour plant.
The Flora boy was crossing Third Street between Miami and Broadway after school and stepped from behind cars parked at a curb in front of the auto driven by W. V. SPINNING. He died at 7:10 o'clock in Dukes hospital. A rupture of the trachea and abdominal injuries caused death.
The funeral was held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the Peru Catholic church.
Tuesday, October 27, 1925
Mrs. Mel TRUE has received word of the death of her uncle, George BRUNER, age
80, which occurred Monday evening at his home in Burket, Ind. Death was due to
old age and complications.
Mr. Bruner is survived by the widow, three sons and three daughters. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Palestine church, and burial will be made in the Palestine cemetery.
Wednesday, October 28, 1925
Mrs. Elizabeth CONGOR WELLER, a widow aged 92 years, died at her home along
the Barrett cement road on the north side of Lake Manitou at 5:30 o'clock,
Tuesday evening of advanced age. She had been crippled for several years, having
sustained several strokes of paralysis.
She [Elizabeth ENGEL] was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, on February 20, 1833, the daughter of John and Margaret ENGEL. A son, Peter CONGER, survives. Her second husband was Christian WELLER.
Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery.
Charles FRUSH, youth who was injured Saturday noon at the time Russel YANKEE,
former Fulton boy, was killed when a buzz saw they were operating broke and
struck them, died at Stockton, Illinois, near which place the accident occurred,
has died, it was learned here today.
The blade of the whirling saw cut through Yankee's chest, and cut off a part of Frush's arm and the hand of the other arm. His life was despaired of since the accident.
Yankee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles YANKEE, now of 703 South Marietta street, South
Bend, was buried at Twelve Mile Tuesday, after funeral service at the home of his brother, Rollie [YANKEE], 3 miles south of Fulton.
Thursday, October 29, 1925
Mrs. Elizabeth CONGER WELLER, age 92, who died at her home on the north shore
of the lake Tuesday evening, was the last of the old time residents of the
Prairie Union neighborhood, it was recalled Thursday. For many years, as Mrs.
Peter CONGER, the woman had lived on the place known now as the old CONGER farm,
now owned by Charles STAHL.
Two sons, Peter [CONGER] and Omer [CONGER] survive her.
Christian WELLER, her second husband, died some time ago.
The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the home.
Friday, October 30, 1925 and Saturday, October 31, 1925
Monday, November 2, 1925
Mrs. Mary M. CHAMBERS, age 75 years, widow, died at about 10 o'clock Saturday
forenoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac SHELTON, near Leiters Ford.
Mrs. Chambers had resided west of Mt. Olive, south of this city near Fulton. She
had been ill for five years. Death was due to complications incident to old age.
The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Baptist Temple, the Rev. S. O. WHITESELL in charge. Burial was made in the Fulton cemetery.
John and Susan GREGORY were the parents of [Mary M. GREGORY] the deceased.
Surviving are a son, John [CHAMBERS], of near Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. SHELTON and Mrs. George JONES of Fulton, and a brother, William GREGORY, of Peru.
The husband of the deceased died 30 years ago.
James Alexander EASTERDAY, age 64, who has been in this county since June 8,
died at the home of his sister, Mrs. George KING, east of Akron at 2:30 a.m.
Sunday. An ulcer of the stomach caused death.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the King home, the Rev. M. O. HERMAN in charge. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Son of Thomas and Lucinda EASTERDAY, James EASTERDAY was born August 28, 1861 in Ashland county, Ohio. He came here last June from Ingomar, Montana.
Surviving the deceased are the brothers Will [EASTERDAY] and George [EASTERDAY] of the Mt. Olive neighborhood; the sisters, Mrs. Charles BUNN of Leiters Ford and Mrs. Jack CRAMER of Silve Lake; the sons, Clyde [EASTERDAY] and Claude [EASTERDAY] of Ingomar, and a daughter, Mrs. Cleveland KINDIG of Rochester.
Word was received here of the death of Malinda MARFOOT of Willard, Ohio. She
was a sister of Mrs. Marsh HILL, Mrs. S. A. WENGER, M. E. CARTER, Mrs. Marion
CARTER of Detroit, Mich., A. O. CARTER of South Bend and E. L. CARTER of Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. Funeral will be held Tuesday at Willard.
Tuesday, November 3, 1925
Funeral services for Mrs. Olive GORSLINE of Kewanna, who died Sunday morning
at a hospital at South Bend, will be held at the residence at eleven o'clock
Wednesday morning with Rev. G. S. REEDY officiating. Burial will be in the
I.O.O.F. cemetery there. Mrs. Gorsline passed away after several months illness.
She was born in Marion county, Ohio, July 15, 1859 and came to Kewanna 65 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church there. She leaves her husband, William N. GORSLINE, one daughter, Mrs. Jessie BALDWIN, and a sister, Mrs. Louisa OSBORN, all of Kewanna.
Mary Jane GEARHART, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa GEARHART who live four miles southeast of Fulton, died of intestinal influenza Monday afternoon. The funeral will be held Wednesday at the home, and burial will be made in the Mexico cemetery.
Wednesday, November 4, 1925
Mrs. Julia Ann KING died Tuesday evening at her home three miles east of
Fulton after an illness of five months. Death was due to complications of
diseases. Mrs. King, who was 74 years of age, has lived practically all her life
in Liberty township. She is survived by her husband, Charles KING, four
daughters and two sons.
If a son, who lives at a distance, arrives by noon Thursday, funeral services will be held at 1:30 at the Baptist Temple in Fulton with the Rev. H. O. WHITESELL in charge. Burial will be made in the Mt. Olive cemetery.
The children's names are Emanuel [KING], Elizabeth ALLMAN, Catherine [KING], Ellen [KING], Anna [KING], both married, and Fred [KING]. Three of these live in Washington state and two in Montana.
James Alexander EASTERDAY, son of Thomas and Lucinda EASTERDAY, was born
August 26, 1861 in Ashland county, Ohio. In 1884 he was united in marriage with
Caroline McCARTER. To this union were born four children, three sons and one
Last June he came from Montana to make his fight for health. He was patient through all his suffering and was planning to go home to Montana on May 1st. At 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, November 1, he departed this life at the home of his sister, Mrs. George KING, five miles east of Akron. He died peacefully in the hope he would soon be at rest at the age of 64 years, 2 months and 5 days.
One son, Floyd [EASTERDAY], departed this life their loss his beloved wife, two sons in 1913. [sic] There remain to mourn Clyde [EASTERDAY] and Claude [EASTERDAY], of Ingomar, Montana; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel KINDIG, of Rochester; four grandchildren; two brothers, George [EASTERDAY] and William EASTERDAY of Fulton; four sisters, Mrs. Charles BUNN of Leiters Ford, Mrs. George KING of Akron, Mrs. Jackson KRAMER of Silver Lake, and Mrs. Charles NEWCOMER of Rochester. . . . . . .
Thursday, November 5, 1925
The funeral of the late Mrs. Julia KING, east of Fulton, will be held Friday
afternoon at two o'clock at the residence there. It was postponed a day in order
to allow relatives from Iowa to reach here in time for the ceremony.
Mrs. Abraham GINTHER died at her home near Leiters Ford Thursday morning of
neuritis and complications with which she has been ill for two years. Since last
May her condition has been serious.
Mrs. Ginther was 67 years of age. Anna FREELS was born to S. B. and Rachel FREELS in Whitley county, Feb. 28, 1858. Since 1860, or practically her whole life, she has resided in Fulton county. In 1885 she was united in marriage to Abraham GINTHER.
The deceased was an active member of the Leiters Ford Methodist church during the last 25 years. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge at Leiters Ford. She is survived by the husband, and two nieces whom she reared, Mrs. Charles WENTZELL of Elkhart, and Mrs. Ben OVERMYER of Leiters Ford.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Leiters Ford Methodist church, the Rev. Harley DAVIS of Marion in charge. Mrs. DAVIS and the Leiters Ford mixed quartet will sing. Burial will be made at Leiters Ford.
Russell DAY, 617 S. 35th St., South Bend, died Tuesday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock at Epworth hospital, following a five days' illness of appendicitis.
He went to South Bend five years ago from Winamac, Ind., and was born in Miami county, Ind., March 27, 1900. He was 25 years old. On Oct. 19, 1919 he was married in Kewanna, Ind., to Elizabeth GILL, who survives him. Also surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank DAY, two children, Marjorie [DAY] and Mary [DAY], at home at Kewanna, and the following brothers and sisters: Robert [DAY], Winamac; Ruth [DAY], South Bend; Rex [DAY], South Carolina; Walter [DAY], Kewanna; Mrs. C. C. WILLIAMS, Earl Park, Ind.; Bessie May DAY, Kewanna.
He was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
The funeral was held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial was made in Winamac.
Friday, November 6, 1925
Frank CARTER, age 75, former resident of Rochester and member of the Baptist
church here since young manhood, recently residing at Warrenton, Missouri, where
he had gone about ten years ago, died Wednesday morning in a Topeka, Kas.,
sanitarium of heart and kidney trouble and hardening of the arteries. He had
been ill for approximately a year. Mrs. Minta HOLEMAN of this city, a sister,
left Thursday for Topeka.
Mr. Carter was a railroad employee.
The funeral probably will be held Friday afternoon at the home of the son, Dale, near Topeka.
Surviving Mr. Carter are the son Dale [CARTER] and four other children born to his union with the former Josie VanTRUMP, his first wife, who died here; two brothers, Marion C. [CARTER] of Detroit and Barney [CARTER] of Hammond, and three sisters, Mrs. HOLEMAN and Mrs. James MARTIN of this city and Mrs. Charles PEARSON of South Bend. The other children are Edward [CARTER] of Independence, Mo.; Charles [CARTER] and Carrie [CARTER] of Montana and John [CARTER] of Los Angeles.
Mr. Carter's second wife, who was Rebecca FINNEY, died several years ago.
Mr. Carter was the son of J. W. and Minerva Jane CARTER.
Saturday, November 7, 1925
Albert DICK, past 70 years of age, died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning at his
home in Talma. He had been ill 3 years, or since he has resided in Talma. He
formerly was a farmer near Winamac.
He is survived by the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Maggie KISSLER, and a son, William [DICK].
Monday, November 9, 1925
Mrs. Rebecca Ann BABCOCK, age 77, widow of the late Ira Babcock, died at
11:30 o'clock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur E. MILLER,
1229 Jefferson street. For a number of years, Mrs. Babcock lived at 429 West
Sixth street. Her husband died a little more than two years before her, on
November 6th. Mrs. Babcock had been ill for about a week at her daughter's home
with a severe cold.
Rebecca Ann DILLON was born in Fulton county, April 9, 1848, the daughter of O. P. and Bulah Ann DILLON, who came here from Coshocton county, Ohio. On Sept. 27, 1869, she was united in marriage to Ira C. BABCOCK. They went to live on a farm in Richland township, living on one place until 1899, when they came to Rochester.
To the union were born five children, Andrew C. [BABCOCK] and Mrs. J. C. CLARK preceding them in death, and Oliver P. [BABCOCK] of Mesick, Mich., Mrs. Arthur MILLER of Rochester and Ray [BABCOCK] of Fulton, surviving. A brother, Lewis Cass DILLON, lives at Culver.
Mrs. Babcock was a member of the Jordon Baptist church. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the A. E. MILLER home, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Nov. 6, 1925, 11:35 p.m. marks the passing out of this life of Rebecca Ann
BABCOCK, at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Daughter of O. P. and Bulah Ann DILLON, who were typical tillers of the soil, coming from Coshocton county, Ohio, here, when the ground was new and undeveloped.
She was born in Fulton county where she lived her entire life.
On Sept. 27, 1869, she was united in marriage to Ira C. BABCOCK and they immediately took up the occupation of farming in Richland township, living on the one place until 1890, then moving to Rochester where they spent the remainder of their lives.
To their union five children were born, Andrew C. [ONSTOTT] and Mrs. J. C. CLARK, preceding them to the spirit world, Oliver Perry [BABCOCK] of Mesick, Michigan, Mrs. Arthur MILLER, of Rochester and Ray [BABCOCK] of Fulton, Ind., surviving.
Two years ago, Nov. 6, her beloved companion was called away and this loss has ever since been keenly felt. During his long sickness she administered at his bedside with untiring patience and since his demise seemed to be shaping herself for the reunion.
In early life she united with the Jordon Baptist church and has always remained a faithful christian maintaining a vital interest in the progressiveness of the church and its activities.
She was a faithful wife. Refined were her tastes, excellent her character. Life to her was a real joy and the world, a good world presided over by a good God. She assumed her share of life's responsibilities and burdens and wore with becoming grace the crown of old age. She believed that in Jesus Christ she found the Hope of eternal life and in this hope she lived and died.
Alphonsus ONSTOTT, age 70, who since June has been lodged in the county jail
awaiting commitment to the Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane at
Logansport, died there at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon of dropsy and
complications. He had been ill a year. In his active life, Mr. Onstott followed
the carpentering trade.
Son of George and Louise ONSTOTT, he was born near Gilead January 7, 1855. His home for the past three years had been Akron, to which place he went from Springfield, Missouri. He was married on November 21, 1878 to Mary Jane KING.
The widow and a daughter, Mrs. W. K. YEAGLEY of Akron, survive, as does a brother, Emmett [ONSTOTT], of Seymour, Missouri.
Mr. Onstott was a member of the Christian Church and the Odd Fellows lodge.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Yeagley home in Akron. Rev. WEHRLEY will conduct the service. Burial will be made in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Leonard [J.] NEWCOMB, age about 24, died about three o'clock Monday
afternoon at Woodlawn Hospital following the birth of a child. She gave birth to
a baby daughter about two o'clock in the morning. Convulsions which had set in
continued and she failed to rally. The baby is alive and well.
Mrs. Newcomb [Bertha M. RIDDLE] was the daughter of Mrs. Jack RIDDLE of near Tiosa and was well known in this community. She was married to Leonard NEWCOMB, assistant cashier of the U. S. Bank & Trust Co., more than a year ago. She was a sister of George RIDDLE, principal of the Lincoln School. Her father and sister, Ella [RIDDLE], both died about two years ago.
Funeral arrangements and further details later.
Tuesday, November 10, 1925
Charles C. AUGHINBAUGH, age 71, who resided in the Mt. Zion neighborhood
south of the city, died Monday after an illness of a year. His condition had
been serious for three months. Cancer was the cause of death, his vitality being
weakened by a siege of influenza last winter.
The widow, who was Olive May KEELIN, and twelve children survive. One daughter, Dorothy, lived with her parents.
George AUGHINBAUGH, son of John and Ellen AUGHINBAUGH, was born on March 21, 1854, at North Manchester. He was a farmer by occupation.
Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church of which he was a member, Thursday, the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge, and burial will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.
The children who survive are Mrs. Guy CUSTER of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. George PENROSE of Chicago; Mrs. Joe RICH of Detroit; Mrs. Marvin VanLUE of near Rochester, Ind.; Mrs. Chester OVERMYER of Leiters Ford; Miss Dorothy [AUGHINBAUGH] at home; George AUGHINBAUGH of Oakland, Calif; Paul AUGHINBAUGH of Miami, Fla.; Clayton [AUGHINBAUGH] of Logansport; Byron [AUGHINBAUGH] of Wabash; Walter [AUGHINBAUGH] of Chili, Ind., and William [AUGHINBAUGH], in the United States navy.
Mrs. Leonard NEWCOMB, 24 years old, of South Main street, died at 3:15
o'clock Monday afternoon, Nov. 9, at Woodlawn hospital as the result of
childbirth Monday morning which was followed by convulsions. The baby daughter
Bertha May RIDDLE was born on October 18, 1901, in Richland township, the daughter of Andrew Jack and Laura J. RIDDLE.
She always resided in this county, and on June 29, 1924, was united in marriage to Leonard NEWCOMB at Rochester. She was a member of the First Brethren church at Tiosa, and later was a regular attendant at the Rochester Baptist church.
She is survived by the husband, mother, four brothers, George [RIDDLE], Raymond [RIDDLE], Earl [RIDDLE] and Charles [RIDDLE], and three sisters, Mrs. Mary BORTON, Mrs. Bessie COOPER and Miss Mable [RIDDLE]. Earl lives at Bryan, O., and Mrs. Borton at Mentone. George is principal of the Lincoln school building.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN and the Rev. WHETSTONE in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Harry Everett [SWANK], the 18 months old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus SWANK of South Bend, died of diphtheria at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. SHEETS, south of Fulton, Monday morning. The mother is dangerously ill of diphtheria. The baby became ill with membraneous croup at South Bend Friday night and Mrs. Swank's brother. [sic]
Wednesday, November 11, 1925
The funeral of Charles AUGHINBAUGH will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Mt. Zion Presbyterian church south of the city.
Two hours and twenty minutes after his son, L. G. BOWERS, age 49, had died at
the Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane at Logansport, Abel F. BOWERS, age
73 years, well known ex-contractor and mason, died at his home at 1020 Fulton
avenue here. The father had been very ill for several months, while the son had
been ill for three years.
Funeral services for both will be held at the A. F. BOWERS home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. D. S. PERRY in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Bright's disease was fatal to Abel Bowers, who was widely known in the community as a reciter of poems. He appeared on many school and public programs as a reader.
A. F. Bowers died at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday. He had lived in the county most of his life. He was born in Allen county, Ohio, on Jan. 28, 1852, the son of William O. and Sarah BOWERS. He came here from Van Wert Ohio, in 1863 and was united in marriage here to Pauline McQUERN on Feb. 23, 1875. The widow survives as does a daughter, Mrs. Floyd VanTRUMP.
L. G. Bowers died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday. He was born here on July 22, 1876. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Omer BECKER of South Bend, Gilford BOWERS of Rochester and Raymond BOWERS.
Mrs. David METZGER, age 49 of northeast of Kewanna, died at 12:10 a.m.
Wednesday of Bright's disease with which she had been ill for three months. She
had always lived in the Kewanna vicinity.
The husband and two children, Mrs. Arthur ZELLERS and Mrs. Vantuyl GILLESPIE of near Kewanna, of the immediate family, survive. There are five grandchildren of the deceased living,
three brothers, Charles COLLINS of Rochester, and S. F. COLLINS and Frank
COLLINS of near Kewanna, and a sister, Mrs. Dema HOGAN of Kewanna. One sister is
The funeral will be held at the Christian church of Kewanna, of which the deceased was a member, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. BULGER in charge. Burial will be in the Kewanna I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Melissa COLLINS, daughter of Ethan and Julia COLLINS, was born on May 4, 1876, and was united in marriage with David METZGER on Dec. 8, 1895, at the Collins home four miles southeast of Kewanna.
Thursday, November 12, 1925
Mrs. Jonathan MASTERS, age 50, died at her home three miles north of Kewanna
at 1 o'clock Wednesday following a long illness from cancer, from which it was
thought she would recover several months ago. She is survived by the husband,
eight children and other relatives.
She was Emma Jane PICKENS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William PICKENS, of north of Kewanna, and always had lived around Kewanna. The funeral service will be held in the Bruce Lake Community church at 2 o'clock Friday, the Rev. Clarence GILMAN in charge.
Friday, November 13, 1925
Kewanna, Ind., Nov. 13. -- Lewis ZIMMERMAN, 70, who had been ill for the last
two weeks, suffering with an abscess of the brain, died at his home here at 8:30
o'clock Wednesday night. He is survived by the wife and two brothers -- John
[ZIMMERMAN] of Logansport, and Charles [ZIMMERMAN] of north of Logansport.
Funeral services are to be held at the home at 2 p.m., Saturday. Burial will be made in the local cemetery.
Bertha RIDDLE NEWCOMB, wife of Leonard J. NEWCOMB, and 3rd daughter of the
late Andrew J. RIDDLE and Mrs. RIDDLE, was born Oct. 18, 1901 and answered the
last summons to the flesh at 3 o'clock Monday, Nov. 9th. Age 24 years and 22
Seldom is a community so shocked. After having spent part of Sunday with her mother, and seemingly in the best of health, she returned home with her husband. Almost immediately she became violently ill. She was rushed to the hospital where the finest attention and care of the medical staff was ministered. She gave her life to motherhood. While she could not stay, she left the bone of her bone, and flesh of her flesh, a little bud, a lovely child, as a life memorial. Her death is one more evidence of the weakness of the flesh. The ravaging diseases of this life are so many.
Mrs. Newcomb has been a faithful, devoted member of the First Brethren Church at Tiosa for 12 years. She was united in marriage with Leonard J. Newcomb June 29, 1924, and since that time lived happily together. Since her marriage she was active in church work and attended services at the Baptist Church with her husband.
Mrs. Newcomb was a loving, devoted and cheerful companion. She was always willing to render service and kindness. Bertha was loved by scores of friends and neighbors in her home church and community, and the same can be said of her in Rochester.
She leaves to mourn and revere her beautiful life, her devoted husband and child, her mother, Mrs. A. J. RIDDLE, three sisters, Mrs. L. C. BORTON and Mrs. Harry COOPER, Mentone; and Mabel RIDDLE, Rochester; also four brothers, Earl M. RIDDLE, Bryan, O., Raymond RIDDLE,
Chas. RIDDLE, near Tiosa, and George RIDDLE, Rochester, besides these are Mr.
Newcomb's parents, brothers and sister, whom she greatly loved, also a host of
other relatives and friends. Those left behind will miss her, but she shall
always be happy with these who have gone on before her, to that Eternal City,
prepared for the children of God.
Funeral services were held Wed. p.m. in the Baptist Church, in charge of Rev. J. W. NIVEN and Rev. S. M. WHITSTONE of Nappanee. Interment in [Rochester] I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Saturday, November 14, 1925
Ernest Lee MASTERS, son of the late Mrs. Jonathan MASTERS, of near Kewanna,
was released from the Knox county jail to attend the funeral Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Masters, mother of eight children, died Wednesday.
Masters was arrested more than a week ago as a suspect in robberies of goods near Knox, in which Harry STRODE of Logansport, rum sleuth, who figured in numerous raids in this county, was allegedly involved. Masters also was sentenced from here to six months in the state reformatory following theft of tires in February, 1924, from the Harley GIBBS home near Kewanna. In this affair, a man by the name of MILLER was associated with Masters.
Monday, November 16, 1925
Mrs. Jennie GRAHAM, age 83, practically a lifelong resident of Kewanna, died
at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Biddinger, on West Ninth street, this city, having been ill three months. Death
was due to hardening of the arteries. Except for five years, during which she
lived in Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Graham lived at Kewanna. She was well known in
this community and a highly respected Christian woman. Her belief was that of
the Seventh Day Adventist church.
The funeral will be held at the Kewanna Methodist church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. REEDY of that church and the Rev. M. O. HERMAN of the Rochester Evangelical church in charge. Burial will be made in the Kewanna Odd Fellows cemetery.
Jennie STUBBS was born at Kewanna June 8, 1842, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth STUBBS. She was married on February 2, 1861, in Kewanna, to S. H. GRAHAM, who preceded her in death.
Surviving the deceased are five children and one brother. The children are Mrs. L. J. HUDKINS of Fort Wayne, John O. GRAHAM of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. M. A. SELBY, of Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. James HARRISON of Tacoma, and Mrs. William BIDDINGER of Rochester. Edward STUBBS, a brother, lives at Kewanna.
John C. PARKER, who was 41 years old last Friday, November 13, died at his
home on Indiana avenue, east Rochester, at 2:20 o'clock Monday afternoon after a
four weeks illness. A complication of diseases originating from stomach trouble,
Mr. Parker was born in Huntington, Indiana, and came to Rochester 18 years ago. He was united in marriage to Lulu REAM, and to the union were born five children four of whom are living. The widow survives. The children are Carl [PARKER], Thelma [PARKER], Gladys [PARKER] and Clarence [PARKER]. One son is dead.
Mr. Parker had been employed recently by Armours here, and formerly was superintendent of the Bailey Ice Company. He is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, the I.O.O.F encampment and the Knights of Pythias lodge.
Logansport, Ind., Nov. 16. -- (Special) -- Harvey RUDICAL, age 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley RUDICAL of near Twelve Mile, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the Cass county hospital from the effects of a shotgun wound in his left jaw, received while he was hunting Sunday with his fourteen year old brother.
The victim of the accident was injured when climbing over a fence. The gun he was carrying accidently was discharged.
Tuesday, November 17, 1925
Eli M. BARKER, 70 years old, proprietor of a grocery store at Fletcher's
Lake, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning of heart trouble. Death was sudden,
coming just after Mr. Barker had finished waiting on a customer.
Mr. Barker was a life long resident of Wayne township. He was the son of Edwin and Margaret BARKER.
The widow, who was Ida ZABST, survives, as do three children, V. L. BARKER, for twenty years railroad telegrapher at Fulton; Mrs. Elsie GRISWOLD of Mexico, Ind., and Mrs. William BURKE, who was Mae Azalia BARKER and who was married just last Saturday.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Baptist Temple at Fulton, the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial will be made in the Fulton cemetery. The Rev. LAVENGOOD will have charge of the services, which will be attended by the Maccabee lodge.
The funeral services for John PARKER will be held at the home on Indiana
avenue at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Rev. D. ROBINSON in charge. After
that the body will be shipped to Huntington, where a longer service will be
held. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery at Huntington.
Mr. Parker, who was a stationary engineer for the Armour comapny, was born in Huntington, Nov. 13, 1894, the son of David M. and Emily LEVERTON PARKER.
Wednesday, November 18, 1925
Thursday, November 19, 1925
Gerald Dean HAGAN, twelve year old son of Mrs. J. W. FELDER, who was Mrs.
Omer HAGAN, died Wednesday at Bethel, Alaska, home of the Felders, of spinal
meningitis, according to a telegram received here Thursday by Mr. and Mrs.
Archie B. MILLER. The boy was their nephew, and lived with them until two years
ago last June, after his father died, on Dec. 13, 1918, during the influenza
The boy was born in Rochester October 10, 1913, to Omer and Lois EBER HAGAN. His father was employed at the First National Bank, and the family resided on West Ninth street. The lad attended the Presbyterian church, and was very well liked by all who knew him because of his unassuming ways.
Bethel, where he died, is in the southwestern part of Alaska, 450 miles west of Seward, which is centrally located on the southern coast of the peninsula. Bethel is at the mouth of the Kuskokwim river.
The telegram did not state whether the body would be returned here for
Mrs. Elsie CARTER, wife of Romeo CARTER of Miami Township, Cass county, died at 11:30 a.m. yesterday at the Cass county hospital, aged 45 years. She is survived by the husband and four brothers, Arthur TAYLOR of South Bend, Chas. TAYLOR of Rochester, Ind.; Elmer TAYLOR of Cass County, and Harry TAYLOR of Idaho.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Christian church at New Waverly conducted by Rev. John PARKER. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, there.
Friday, November 20, 1925
Three Fulton county residents died Tuesday and a well known Argos merchant
passed away Wednesday after a long illness. Two of those who died in this county
lived in Union township. Causes of death were blood poisoning, anemia, heart
failure and Bright's disease.
Mrs. William H. DEARDORFF, who would have been 75 years of age in December, died at ten minutes to 11 o'clock Thursday night at her home one-fourth mile west of Athens, after an illness of only five days. She had scratched her hand in some manner and the slight wound became infected, perhaps as she was caring for her husband, a tubercular, who is very ill.
The funeral of Mrs. Deardorff will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home. Burial will be made in the Rochester I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Deardorff [Sarah J. KOFFEL]was born in Fulton county, Dec. 5, 1850, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Ann KOFFEL. She was a member of the Athens Methodist church.
Surviving, besides the husband, are two brothers, Al [KOFFEL] of near Fulton and James [KOFFEL] of Athens, and three children, Fred [DEARDORFF] of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Floyd [DEARDORFF] at home, and Mrs. Charles (Ethel) GOOD of Warsaw.
John R. McLOCHLIN of near Kewanna died at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening, a
victim of anemia. He was 64 years old, and had been ill a year.
Surviving are the following children: W. S. McLOCHLIN, Leo [McLOCHLIN] and Ralph [McLOCHLIN] of Kewanna; Marie [McLOCHHLIN] of Omaha, Omar [McLOCHLIN] of Rochester, John [McLOCHLIN] of Grass Creek, Mrs. Frank HENDRICKSON of Kewanna, Mrs. Edith SHEETS of Plymouth, and Gertrude [McLOCHLIN], a teacher in the Kewanna schools.
Funeral services for the deceased will be held Monday morning in St. Ann's church, Kewanna. Burial will be made in the Catholic cemetery.
William MYERS, who lives on the shore of Lear's Lake two miles east of Kewanna, dropped dead at 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon as he was going down a lane to his mail box. The body was found by his wife. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Merle WIDDUP of Gary, Frank [MYERS] of Kewanna, Mrs. Anthony FELDER of Kewanna, and Mrs. John HUDKINS of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Jacob J. HOFFMAN, 68, prominent citizen and merchant of Argos, died
Wednesday, Nov. 18, shortly after noon at his home after a long illness of
Bright's disease. Mr. Hoffman was one of the best known men in the southern part
of Marshall county. He started as a merchant at Walnut where he was in business
for some nine years. There are left in the family his wife, three sons, Truman
[HOFFMAN], Lawrence [HOFFMAN] and Coral [HOFFMAN], all of Argos. The funeral
will be held at the Argos Christian church at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Rev. HAINER will be in charge. Burial will take place in the Dunkard cemetery
east of Argos.
Saturday, November 21, 1925
Funeral services for William MYERS, who was found dead at his home near Kewanna, Thursday, are to be held at the Sharon church, northeast of Kewanna, at 10 a.m., Sunday. Burial is to be made in the [Moon] cemetery.
Monday, November 23, 1925
Tuesday, November 24, 1925
Through misinformation the News-Sentinel Friday stated in the obituary of Mrs. William DEARDORFF that her death was caused by an infected wound, which infection was perhaps contracted from her husband, a tubercular. The wound which caused Mrs. Deardorff's death was caused by a cut from a paring knife.
Wednesday, November 25, 1925
Thursday, November 26, 1925
[no paper - holiday]
Friday, November 27, 1925
A large concourse of people assembled for the funeral of Jacob J. HOFFMAN, veteran Argos merchant, at the Christian church in that city Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Many were unable to gain entrance to the church. All business houses in Argos were closed during the funeral. Among those present was Congressman Andrew J. HICKEY of LaPorte. The interment took place at the Dunkard cemetery, six miles southeast of Argos.
Saturday, November 28, 1925
Thomas S. O'BLENIS, age 80 years, four months and 18 days, veteran of the
Civil war with the Union army and participant in Sherman's march to the sea,
resident of Fulton county thirty years, died at his home six miles northwest of
Rochester and one mile north of the Pendleton river bridge at 7:10 o'clock
Friday night of paralysis and hardening of the arteries. He had been ill for
more than a year.
Mr. O'clenis was born in Richland township, son of Daniel and Katherine O'BLENIS. He later lived in Missouri and Kansas for a number of years, then returned to Fulton county.
Surviving are the widow, who was Matilda CLARK, and five of the six children born to their union. The living children are Nathan [O'BLENIS] and John O'BLENIS of Rochester, Mrs. Minnie RICE and Mrs. Martha McGRIFF of Hammond, and S. C. O'BLENIS of Hammond.
The funeral will be held at the home at 10 o'clock Monday forenoon.
Mr. O'Blenis is a former member of the Odd Fellows lodge.
Burial will be in the Richland Center I.O.O.F. cemetery. The Rev. Philip BUTLER will preach the funeral sermon.
Monday, November 30, 1925
Miss Ollie FARRY, of Flint, Mich., sister of Austin FARRY of near Talma, has died, according to a brief message received here. Mr. Ferry has gone to Flint.
Tuesday, December 1, 1925
Mrs. Ed CRAMER, former resident of this county near Wolfe's Point on the
place now owned by John GARRETT of Peru, who was approximately sixty years old,
died Monday forenoon at Connersville, Ind., according to a telephone message
received by Mrs. Harry BRUGH, a niece, of near Loyal, west of Rochester. The
funeral will be held at Connersville at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The cause of death was not learned, nor whether or not it had followed a long illness.
The deceased formerly was Ida BARNES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James BARNES. She was born in Starke county, Indiana, and later came to this county, and later the city. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving the deceased are four children, Mrs. Grace KELLY, of Fremont, West Virginia; Andrew [CRAMER] of Indianapolis, Arthur [CRAMER] of Gary, and Albert [CRAMER] of Seattle, Washington.
The husband of the deceased formerly operated a garage in this city. He is a metallurgical engineer.
Vida Olive FARRY, age 71, died of myocarditis at Flint, Michigan, at 7:30
o'clock Saturday night, after an illness of two months.
Miss Farry, daughter of Silas and Catherine FARRY, was born in Newcastle township, Fulton county. She was a member of the Rebekah lodge.
A brother, Austin O. [FARRY], lives in Newcastle township. William R. [FARRY] of Indianapolis, Theodore B. [FARRY] of Nevada, Mo., and Rolland R. [FARRY] of Baltimore are other brothers. A sister, Mrs. Joseph GRIPPEN, lives in Spencer, New York. Six nephews and four nieces also survive.
The funeral will be held at the residence of Austin Farry at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. MOTT in charge. Burial will be made in the Rochester cemetery.
Mrs. Leah DEEDS, age 87 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary
COVER, two miles south of Macy, Friday, from paralysis.
She was the daughter of Isaac and Mary YODER and was born in Wayne county, Ohio, May 13, 1838. She was the widow of George DEEDS and is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Henry KNAUFF, Mrs. Conrad KNAUFF, Mrs. Mary COVER and Mrs. James COVER.
Funeral service was held at the Deedsville U. B. church in charge of the Rev. E. W. AKEMAN, pastor of the Macy Christian church, assisted by the Rev. GIVENS, pastor of the Deedsville, U. B. church. Interment in the Deedsville cemetery.
Wednesday, December 2, 1925
Mrs. Roy PETERSON, age 42, died at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening at her home
between Metea and Fletcher's Lake after an illness of a year from cancer. She
had undergone an operation at the Woodlawn hospital, for relief of her ailment
Ida MATHEWS PETERSON was long a resident of Liberty township. She was a daughter of Alfred and Phoebe MATHEWS, and a member of the Metea Baptist church. The husband and a son and daughter survive.
Marshall BRIDGES, age about sixty years, died Tuesday at Moosehaven,
Illinois, where he has been for the last six or seven months.
Mr. Bridges formerly lived here, and was cared for by the local Moose lodge for some time. He was a victim of cancer.
The deceased had worked for the Rochester Bridge company.
Mr. Thomas MEREDITH, an aged citizen of Delong, died Monday at his daughter's home in Logansport. The funeral was held at Leiters Ford Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was made in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. George DEEDS, widow of George DEEDS, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John COVER, at Birmingham, Ind., last Friday, was 87 years, six
months and 14 days old. She was a native of Wayne county, Ohio, having been born
there May 13, 1838, the daughter of Isaac and Mary YODER.
She [Leah YODER] was married on Dec. 2, 1858, to George Deeds, and to the union were born five daughters and two sons. Emma [DEEDS], Josephine [DEEDS], Charles [DEEDS] and Albert DEEDS preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Conrad KNAUFF, Mrs. Henry KNAUFF, Mrs. John COVER and Mrs. James COVER, all in the Macy vicinity. Nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Deeds died on June 16, 1892.
Mrs. Deeds was a member of the Macy Christian church.
Thursday, December 3, 1925
Less than four and one-half days after sustaining injuries in a fall from a
wagon, David Eral WALTERS, age 17 years, eight months and 13 days, died at 8:50
p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1925, at his home one mile east of Talma. He was a son
of Lon WALTERS. His mother, [Golda HARSH WALTERS], the former Mrs. WALTERS, died
of influenza on Dec. 19, 1917.
[NOTE; Alonzo A. WALTERS, June 9, 1883 - Aug 7, 1965; Golda HARSH WALTERS, Oct 21, 1888 - Dec 17, 1918; both buried Mentone Cemetery. - Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Kosciusko County Cemeteries, Franklin Township.]
The youth suffered a fractured skull, it is believed, and other injuries, when he fell from a wagon at nine o'clock Saturday morning. From marks on a thumb it was thought he struck the member with a hammer he was using, and, because of the pain, fainted and fell to the ground. Shock is thought to have been a part cause of the death, a partial paralysis seemingly gripping the boy after he fell. He had regained partial consciousness by Monday, but after that his lungs acted with difficulty.
Two weeks preceding the fall, the youth had suffered with acute indigestion.
He had not been well for some time, but worked on the farm regularly. He had
attended Talma High school, but had not entered this year, lacking one year of
completing the work for a diploma.
David Eral WALTERS was born in Newcastle township March 19, 1908, and always resided in the Talma vicinity. He is survived by a brother, Harold [WALTERS], a half-sister, Cleo [WALTERS], and two step-sisters, Edna Ruth [POWERS] and Margaret POWERS.
The funeral probably will be held on Saturday, with the Rev. Thurman MOTT in charge. Burial will be made at Mentone.
The funeral of Mrs. Roy PETERSON will be held at the Metea Baptist church Friday afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock. Mrs. Peterson died Tuesday evening at her home between Metea and Fletcher's Lake.
Friday, December 4, 1925
The funeral of David Eral WALTERS will be held at the Talma Christian Church Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Thurman MOTT in charge. Burial will be made in the Mentone cemetery.
Relatives in Argos here received word of the death of Arlie WICKIZER at
Duncan, Oklahoma, who was killed in an automobile accident. Details of the
accident have not been learned.
Wickizer was the superintendent of a consolidated school at Duncan, embracing 600 students. He had been educated at Valparaiso University. He is survived by his widow and four children, all of Duncan, and six sisters and two brothers who live in this county.
Saturday, December 5, 1925
James DUDGEON, age 66 years, died at 4 o'clock Saturday morning at his home
near Richland Center, after three weeks illness. Heart trouble was the cause of
Mr. Dudgeon was a lifelong resident of Richland township. He was born Feb. 27, 1859, the son of Harrison and Margaret DUDGEON. He was united in marriage to Amanda OVERMYER. The widow and five children survive.
The children are Carrie MATTHEWS of near Tiosa, Cora STOCKBERGER of near Talma, Alta MILLER of near Talma, and Arthur [DUDGEON] and Orley [DUDGEON] at home.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Richland Center, the Rev. DEAN in charge. Burial will be at Richland Center.
Corletus C. COOPER, age about 67, died at the Northern Indiana Hospital for
the Insane at Logansport Friday night. He had been a patient there for two
He was the son of David and Emma COOPER, and born at Gilead. He was for many years a jeweler in Rochester in the employ of C. C. WOLF, later living on a farm.
He is survived by two brothers, Voris [COOPER] of Chicago and William [COOPER] of South Bend and a sister, Mrs. Mattie SHOUP, of Chicago.
The funeral will be held at Hoover's chapel here, it is understood.
Monday, December 7, 1925
News was conveyed to many citizens, relatives, former neighbors and friends,
about five o'clock Saturday evening, in telegrams received from Loyd True,
Washington, D.C., stating that his mother, Mrs. Margaret QUIGG, had died Friday
night at 8 o'clock and that her body would arrive in Rochester via 2:45 p.m.
Erie train, Sunday, her grandson, Wallace TRUE accompanying.
It was not generally known that Mrs. Quigg was not enjoying her usual good health.
The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo P. TRUE, her nephew, and funeral services conducted at First Presbyterian church at 11:00 a.m. Monday, the Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery, beside the grave of her late husband.
Margaret Jane POWELL, daughter of Enoch and Permilla POWELL, was born southeast of Rochester, April 30, 1839; passed away at the home of her son, Loyd True, Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 1925, aged 86 years, 7 months, 22 days.
The deceased spent almost her entire life in Fulton county, her early life being coincident with pioneer history, the development of all modern blessings encompassed in her span of years. Her advantage of schooling was only that accorded by the privileges of that period, but, having an active mind, nobility of character and a righteous spirit, her path was the way that leads to wisdom.
At the age of twenty-one, Miss Margaret Jane Powell was united in marriage with Wallace TRUE. To their union four children were born, Otto [TRUE], Loyd [TRUE], Bruce [TRUE] and Nona [TRUE], Loyd being the only survivor. With Wallace True a happy marital life ensued until December 10, 1870, when the husband passed away. Mrs. True became the bride of the late John M. QUIGG, Jan. 24, 1878, who died September, 1923. Some years after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Quigg became residents of Rochester.
In early life she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. In after years through the exigencies of environment, she became identified with the Presbyterian church.
She was a devoted member of Rochester chapter No. 70, Order Eastern Star, with which she affiliated for many years. Before death, Sister Quigg dictated a message to her home chapter, relative to her funeral arrangements.
Mrs. Quigg leaves one son, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces, and a host of friends.
Thus endeth a valued life. . . . . . (Written by Albert W. BITTERS)
Mrs. Emily Jane PARKER, mother of John PARKER, Rochester, who was buried
about three weeks ago, died Saturday morning in Huntington, according to word
received by relatives here. She resided there at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Leora BOLINGER. A son, Emmett PARKER, also survives her. Her husband died
sixteen years ago. A son, Albert [PARKER], died some time ago, it is said.
Funeral services were held in Huntington Monday.
Tuesday, December 8, 1925
Leonard J. NEWCOMB, age 25, died at 4:40 o'clock Tuesday morning, supposedly
of rupture of the stomach, after a severe illness of eleven days at the Woodlawn
Mr. Newcomb had always lived in and near Rochester, and for several years had been
employed in the United States Bank and Trust company, of which he was
assistant cashier. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias
lodges and of the Baptist church.
He was the son of Elmer and Effie NEWCOMB, and was born on November 2, 1900. He was graduated from the Rochester High school in 1919, and attended the South Bend Business College.
He was united in marriage on June 29, 1924, to Bertha RIDDLE, who died a little more than a month ago after giving birth to a daughter.
Surviving are the parents; the daughter, Mary Lou [NEWCOMB], at the home of Mr. Newcomb's parents; two brothers, Carl [NEWCOMB] and Gould [NEWCOMB], a sister, Freelove [NEWCOMB], and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Abe BLACKETOR.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Baptist church, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Death marked the end of nine weeks illness of Miss Hermie REES, 44, well
known resident of Rochester, daughter of the late Milton O. and Mrs. Margaret I.
REES. For years she had been an employee at the First National Bank, where she
had a wide acquaintance. Death caused by carcinoma or cancer.
Hermione Hoover REES was born at Rochester, Feb. 13, 1881, and lived here all of her life. She attended the public schools here and later entered the employment of the bank, where she held the position of bookkeeper.
She is survived by her mother, with whom she lived, three sisters, Mrs. William C. DeWITT, Ardmore, Okla., Mable E. REES, South Bend, Margaret I. REES, Chicago, two brothers, Charles C. REES, Evanston, Ill., and Myron REES, Rochester.
Funeral at the residence, 518 Pontiac St., at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10th, with Rev. D. S. PERRY officiating. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Wednesday, December 9, 1925
Mrs. J. F. HUSEY, age 83, formerly of this city, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday
at her home in Argos. She had been ill but a few days.
Elizabeth KRAUSER was born in Ohio on Feb. 14, 1842, and moved to this city when 12 years old. She became a school teacher, and in 1861 married J. F. HUSEY, who survives her, as does a daughter, Mrs. Ora HUNTINGTON, formerly of Rochester, now of near Argos, and a grandson, Nolan HUNTINGTON of Florence, Oregon.
The First National Bank and the United States Bank and Trust Company will close Thursday from 1 p.m. for the funerals of two of their former employees, Leonard NEWCOMB and Miss Hermie REES.
Thursday, December 10, 1925
Friday, December 11, 1925
Culver, Ind., Dec. 11. -- A. E. WICKIZER, son of the late Pulaski WICKIZER
and brother of Roy WICKIZER of the Poplar Grove neighborhood, died shortly after
he was the victim of a terrible automobile accident near his home in Duncan,
Oklahoma, Sunday night, Nov. 29th. Roy Wickizer made the trip to Oklahoma to
attend the funeral last week.
The deceased had had tire trouble. He had just finished making some repairs when a Ford coupe, the driver of which was blinded by the headlights of another car, ran directly into Mr. Wickizer. He was immediately taken to a hospital but he died enroute.
A Lawton, Oklahoma newspaper gives the following information concerning the former Culver man which will be of interest to the people of this community. Two sisters of Mr. Wickizer live at Leiters Ford.
"Besides a host of friends here Mr. Wickizer leaves a wide acquaintanceship over the entire state that will mourn his passing. He had a state-wide reputation as an educator, directing his talents primarily along agricultural lines and among the rural people. He was a man of strong character and an organizer of ability.
"He came to Oklahoma in 1914 from Bethany, Mo. He was associated with schools at Humber, Guthrie, Tulsa, and in 1920 came to Cameron school of agriculture as president of institution. He remained at Cameron three years, during which rapid progress was made by the school.
"After leaving Cameron he took a year's vacation and then became superintendent of the Empire consolidated school, a school as large as many city schools of the state.
"While at Cameron Mr. Wickizer was active in church, civic and commercial affairs of Lawton. He was a member of the Rotary Club and an active worker in the chamber of commerce.
"Hundreds of friends of the school man throughout Comanche and other southwestern Oklahoma counties will be sorry to learn of his untimely death."
Saturday, December 12, 1925
Monday, December 14, 1925
Mrs. James BLACKETOR, age 67, who had been ill for nearly a year and bedfast
for five weeks, died at her home, 413 East Fourteenth street, at 11:05 o'clock
Saturday night. She had been afflicted with cancer of the liver.
Emma I. HITE was a native of Howard county, having been born there on May 24, 1858, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth HITE. She was united in marriage to James D. BLACKETOR at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. A. JOHNSON here. She has lived in this county most of her life, and fourteen years in Rochester. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Surviving Mrs. Blacketor is the husband, and a daughter, Bertha [BLACKETOR] at home; a son, Ross [BLACKETOR] at Kokomo; a brother, Ben HITE and J. W. ROSS, and a sister, Mrs. C. A. JOHNSON.
The funeral will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the late home, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Tuesday, December 15, 1925
John KEEBLER, former resident of Fulton county, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. M. J. FELIX, at 1117 West Washington avenue, South Bend, at 5:20
o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of three years of pernicious anemia. He
was 70 years old today.
Short funeral services will be held at McGann's undertaking parlors, 424
North Michigan street, South Bend, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The body
will be taken to Williamsport, Pa., for burial, original home of the Keeblers.
Mr. Keebler came to this vicinity from Williamsport, and operated a farm near this city. Early in March, this year he went to the home of the daughter in South Bend. Mr. Keebler's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Martin KEEBLER. The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are the widow, Annie KEEBLER, three sons, Irvin [KEEBLER], Clarence [KEEBLER] and Edgar [KEEBLER]; and daughter, Elizabeth FELIX; four brothers, Jacob [KEEBLER], Herman [KEEBLER], Jess [KEEBLER] and James [KEEBLER]; and four sisters, Rosie [KEEBLER], Caroline [KEEBLER], Mrs. Louise PAULSON, and Mrs. Lucy HARTMAN.
Wednesday, December 16, 1925
John ELLSWORTH, well known man of Mentone, dropped dead Monday afternoon
about 5 o'clock at his home.
Mr. Ellsworth was standing in his home conversing to his wife and son when he became suddenly stricken with heart trouble. Mr. Ellsworth had been in his usual health until Friday morning, when he complained of feeling badly. A doctor was called during the morning, but his illness did not seem of a serious nature.
The deceased was 64 years of age. He had resided in Mentone for some time.
The surviving relatives are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Bert McCOMB, north of Warsaw, one son, David ELLSWORTH, of Mentone, two stepdaughters and one stepson.
Joseph AULT, 60, dropped dead of heart failure at 4:15 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon at the Deniston Elevator, where he had been employed as an extra man,
feeding corn onto an 8 inch conveyor belt leading to a sheller. It was not
Mr. Ault had told Cy CARLTON at noon Monday that he felt a pain he had never experienced before in the region of the heart. He had been troubled with pleurisy. Mr. Ault was found with a feeble pulse on the elevator room of the basement by Chas. TOWNE who investigated when he saw that the corn was not being placed on the conveyor. The victim of the heart attack died soon after.
Joseph Ault was born in Fulton county, the son of John and Sarah AULT. He was united in marriage to Eliza MARRILL on Nov. 22, 1863.
Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Roscoe PONTIUS of Rochester and Mrs. Hettie SCHERMERHORN of South Bend; five sisters, Mrs. DAIL [?], Mrs. RICHARDSON, Mrs. Frank KETRICK, in the West, and a brother, Tula [?] AULT in Iowa.
Two of the brothers and sisters live in Iowa, two in Oklahoma, and two in Colorado. Pending word from them, funeral arrangements have not been made.
Mr. Ault was a member of the Baptist church and of the Red Men's lodge.
J. E. HALL, 55, who formerly conducted mercantile stores at Claypool, Etna,
Whitley county, and at Aldine, Ind., and the American Dry Goods Store in this
city, died at noon Monday at his home, 1510 East Jefferson avenue, Kokomo. He
had been in ill health for a long period with heart trouble, paralysis and
pneumonia, but his condition did not become serious until Monday forenoon.
Mr. Hall was a native of Liberty Mills, Wabash county. For several months about 12 years ago he made his home in Warsaw but did not engage in buriness while there.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisy HALL, and by a number of relatives residing in Wabash county.
Funeral services were conducted at his late home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial was made in the North Manchester cemetery.
Thursday, December 17, 1925
The funeral of Joseph AULT, age 60, who died suddenly of heart failure Tuesday afternoon while at work at the Deniston elevator, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Baptist church, the Rev. W. J. NIVEN in charge. Burial will be in the mausoleum.
Mrs. John Randolph HAYES, Jr., age 27, formerly Miss Georgia Elee BROWN, died
Wednesday night after a few days illness of pneumonia. She is survived by her
husband and a twenty months old son, Lorin Dean [HAYES]. The family resided on
the HENDERSON farm east of Rochester.
Georgia Brown was the daughter of George and Irene BROWN who live east of Lake Manitou. She was born Dec. 19, 1897, in Cass County. She became well known here, where she was employed at the Woodlawn hospital for several years in the telephone exchange as an operator and supervisor. She married Randolph HAYES, Jr., on June 16, 1922 The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the United Brethren church. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Friday, December 18, 1925
Mrs. John Q. CLEMANS, a former resident of the Macy vicinity, died at her
home at Pulaski, New York, December 12th, 1925 of cancer, aged 80 years, 7
months and 9 days. Her maiden name was Deidama C. BRANNAN and was born in
Huntington county, Indiana, May 3, 1845.
She was united in marriage with Mr. [John Q.] Clemans November 20th, 1870 in which union was born six children, only one surviving, Mrs. Lillian DAVIS of Pulaski, New York. She united with the M. E. church in 1863 and was a constant christian, and exhibited wonderful faith during her suffering.
Besides the husband and daughter she leaves three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Julia ROGERS of Mexico, Indiana and Mrs. Addie LEFFEL of Lucerne, Indiana, also many friends. The funeral was held at the Macy M. E. church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. RICHARDSON. Interment in Plainview cemetery.
Saturday, December 19, 1925
Monday, December 21, 1925
Vern ALEXANDER, age 56, a salesman, 428 West Seventh street, died sometime
between 11:30 o'clock Sunday night and 4:30 o'clock Monday morning, after
several years illness from tuberculosis.
Mr. Alexander was born on a farm near Richland Center, July 16, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley ALEXANDER. With the exception of several years spent in Peru, he lived in Rochester most of his life. He was a salesman. On October 26 1909, he was married to Anna HILAND, who survives him, as do two sisters, Mrs. R. O. McALEXANDER of Indianapolis and Mrs. Richard SANGER of Sharon, Pennsylvania.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church.
The funeral will be held sometime Wednesday, with the Rev. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Ruby Marie [MORK], 15 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole MORK of 449 East Ninth street, died Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock after an illness of two days. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of the Rev. M. O. HERMAN. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery. There are no survivors other than the parents, Ole and Faye MORK.
Fred "Fritz" BIELSER, or BELCHER, age 45, a laborer, died at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles BAIRD at Fulton at 11 o'clock Sunday night of
hemorrhage of the stomach after a short illness. He was taken suddenly ill
Mr. Bielser lived in the Fulton vicinity all his life. He was born in Liberty township, Sept. 4, 1880, the son of Arnold and Artecra BIELSER. His father was a native of Switzerland and his mother a native of Germany.
Mr. Bielser and his brother, John [BIELSER], the only known surviving relative, resided at the Fulton hotel. The deceased was a member of the Eagles lodge.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial at Fulton.
[NOTE: Fred BIELSER, 1880-1925; John BIELSER, 1886-1956. Both buried in Fulton Cemetery. - Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Liberty Township.]
Tuesday, December 22, 1925
Joseph P. WYNN, age 76 years, three months and ten days, for 70 years a
resident of Fulton county, died at his home near Tiosa at 8:30 o'clock, Monday
night of apoplexy. He had been ill four days. Mr. Wynn was a laborer.
Mr. Wynn was the son of Ely and Mary WYNN and was born at Noblesville, Ind., on Sept. 11, 1849, from which place he later came to Fulton county. In 1873, in Marshall county, he was married to Mary HENDRICKS.
Surviving the deceased are two brothers, Harrison WYNN and Ely WYNN of Fulton county, and Mrs. Martin FLETCHER of this county, also.
The funeral will be held Wednesday forenoon, leaving the residence of Earl PARTRIDGE at 10 o'clock for the Richland Center Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be at Richland Center.
Funeral services for the late Vern ALEXANDER will be held from the residence, 428 West Seventh street, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. C. ASCHANHORT will be in charge. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Wednesday, December 23, 1925
Miss Anna Almetta REED died at 1:40 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home,
711 Madison street, after an illness of three years. Having apparently improved
after a series of operations, one of them a major operation, Miss Reed finally
succumbed after a stroke of paralysis suffered a few days ago.
Miss Reed has lived in Rochester thirty years, 22 of which she was a clerk in Wiles' store. She was born at Tiosa, August 17, 1871, the daughter of Emanuel and Eva REED. She was a member of the Tiosa Lutheran church.
Four brothers survive the deceased, J. Howard REED of this county, Lee [REED] of San Jose, Calif.,; Jacob [REED] and George [REED] of Argos.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Thursday, December 24, 1925
The M. Wile and Sons Store was closed Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. in order to allow the employees to attend the funeral of Miss Almetta REED. Miss Reed was a former employee of the store, having served in the capacity of clerk for over 20 years.
Friday, December 25, 1925
[no paper - holiday]
Saturday, December 26, 1925
Mrs. Bert KRATHWOHL, former Rochester resident, was found dead in bed at her home in Peru Saturday morning. Circumstances surrounding the death have not been received here. Mrs. Krathwohl was the wife of a former traveling salesman for the now extinct Progress Wholesale Grocery company of this city.
John KINDER, age 81, father of George KINDER, Henry township trustee, died Thursday of complications. He lived at Akron. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Akron Methodist church.
John SMITH, age 79 years, died at his home on West Eleventh street, at 10
o'clock Friday night of heart trouble. He had not been feeling well, but his
death was not anticipated so suddenly.
Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Fulton county. For thirty years he was an abstractor here. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.
Surviving are the widow, who was Florence HEFFLEY; a son, Byron [SMITH] of near Tiosa; and two daughters, Lucia [SMITH] of California and Daisy [SMITH] of Greencastle. Both of the daughters are married.
Funeral arrangements had not been made at press time Saturday.
Mrs. William MONESMITH, lifelong resident of the Leiters Ford vicinity, died Tuesday at her home two miles south of Leiters Ford at the age of 70 years, one month and 15 days. The husband, one daughter, Mrs. S. V. MOON of South Bend, two grandchildren and two half-brothers, Charles [FOUGHT] and Sherman FOUGHT, survive.
The funeral was held at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon at the Sharon church south of Leiters Ford.
Sarah Ann FOUGHT, daughter of Isaac and Mary Elizabeth FOUGHT, was born in Fulton county on November 7, 1855. When a young girl she united with the United Brethren church in Rochester. She married William MONESMITH March 15, 1883.
Monday, December 28, 1925
After an illness, with paralysis, of nearly three years, Mrs. Louisa EDWARDS,
wife of Andrew J. EDWARDS, deceased, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Henry A. BARNHART Saturday evening, at the age of 87 years and 1 month. Deceased
came to Fulton County with her parents as a little girl, having been born in
Coshocton county, Ohio. The family settled in Newcastle Township, where deceased
was later married to Andrew J. Edwards and they moved to Rochester about 60
years ago. Mr. Edwards died 22 years ago and two of the five children of the
family preceded the parents in death, one a son, Milo [EDWARDS], and the other a
daughter, Mellie [EDWARDS]. The living children are Mrs. BARNHART, Charles A.
EDWARDS, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Clem V. MILLER, of Rochester. There are two
grandchildren, Clarence MILLER, of Cleveland and Mrs. Charles F. MEYER Jr., of
Indianapolis, and two great-grandchildren, sons of the Meyer's.
Mrs. Edwards was a life long and devoted churchwoman having first united with the Methodist church and afterward changing her affiliation to the Seventh Day Adventists in which denomination she was well known as an enthusiastic devotee of religious endeavor. Locally she was known as a pioneer of sturdy and most upright characteristics and her life was devoted to living exemplification of the lowly Nazarine and her concern for the poor and sympathy with the honest, moral and unpretentious in life was an honor universally accorded to her by all her acquaintances.
Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. James NIVEN, will be held at the Barnhart residence Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock followed by burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
A victim of pneumonia, Mrs. William MAGLECIC, 31, died after an illness of
three weeks at her home south of the City Park, or old fairgrounds, at 2:30
o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Maglecic, who has been in Florida, beat death to his
wife's bedside by a few hours, arriving in this city at 8 o'clock Sunday night.
Edna MLINKO, daughter of John and Thomas MLINKO, was born in Slavenia, Austria-Hungary, in April, 1894; when she was ten years old she came to the United States. She came to Rochester from Chicago eight years ago, with her husband, William MAGLECIC, an auto painter.
Surviving her are her father in Chicago, her mother being dead; the husband; six children, John [MAGLECIC], 13, Edward [MAGLECIC], Anna [MAGLECIC], Arthur [MAGLECIC], Margaret [MAGLECIC] and Helen [MAGLECIC], 3; a brother, in Chicago, and two sisters, one in France and one in New York.
The deceased was a member of the Catholic church and the Mooseheart Legion.
The funeral will be held at the late home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. ASCHANHORT in charge. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
Mrs. Sarah Jane GRAY of Fulton died at midnight Saturday after 11 weeks of illness consisting in complications incident to old age. She would have been 79 years old on January 12.
The husband, William S. GRAY, and several children survive her. The children are Ancil [GRAY] and William [GRAY] of Fulton, Mary [GRAY] at the home in Fulton, Everett [GRAY] of Hillsdale, Michigan, Mrs. Henry RENTSCHLER, Mrs. Henry NORDLOH, Mrs. Harry DALBIE and Mrs. Ernest DALBIE of Union City, Michigan.
The deceased was born in Ripley county, Indiana, and later removed to Union City, Mich., coming fourteen years ago to Fulton. She was a member of the Baptist church.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Baptist temple, the Rev. H. O. WENTZEL in charge. Burial will be in the Fulton cemetery.
Kewanna, Ind., Dec. 28. -- Mrs. Perry CALVIN, 40, died at her home here Friday morning following an illness of several weeks. Heart trouble has kept her bedfast for some time. Besides her husband she is survived by two children, Mable [CALVIN] and Vincent [CALVIN], her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe CANNON and three brothers, William [CANNON] and Ed CANNON of Kewanna, and Roy CANNON, who is superintendent of the schools at Grayson, Oregon.
Mrs. Henry A. CISSELL, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cassell
MASTERSON, of 16 Spring street, Logansport, this week-end. She was 82 years old.
John Cissell, a son of the deceased, was a rural mail carrier of Fulton.
Besides the daughter, three sons - John [CISSELL] of Logansport, William [CISSELL] of Granger, Ind., and Andrew [CISSELL] of Danville, Illinois survive of the deceased's immediate family. A sister, Mrs. Ella KING, lives at Mentone; two brothers, George FAYLOR and Andrew FAYLOR, live at Douglas, Kansas, and a brother, Luther [FAYLOR], lives in Ohio, and a brother, Peter J. [FAYLOR], lives at Columbus, Indiana.
The funeral will be held at the Logansport United Brethren church Thursday forenoon at 11 o'clock.
H. COOPER prominent retired farmer of Wabash county, died at his home in
Akron, Saturday morning after an illness of several days duration. The deceased
was 68 years of age and besides the widow, four sons and two daughters survive.
The sons are C. R. COOPER of South Bend; D. F. COOPER of Charleston, South
Carolina; C. C. COOPER of Miami, Florida and Vance COOPER of Akron, and the
daughters are Mrs. C. BLANKER of Indianapolis and Mrs. J. F. ROBERTSON of Peru.
Mr. Cooper was born and reared in Wabash county but was well and favorably known in the east part of Fulton county and throughout the north section of Miami county. The funeral services will be held at Akron and the body will be sent to Peru for interment.
Mrs. Bernice B. KRATHWOHL, 39, died Thursday afternoon at her home, 39-1/2
East Main street, Peru. Mrs. Krathwohl was found dead in her home by her
brother, John SCHNEIDER, Thursday evening. It was thought she had been dead for
two or three hours. Mrs. Krathwohl had been in poor health for several months
and death was thought to have been caused by a stroke of apoplexy. The husband,
Bert KRATHWOHL, was out of the city, being absent on his run on the C. & O.
railroad. The couple formerly lived in Rochester.
The deceased was the daughter of the late John SCHNEIDER and is survived by the husband
to whom she was united in marriage in 1919; mother, Mrs. Rose (ROBERTSON) SCHNEIDER; brother, John SCHNEIDER, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. William J. BURKE of Brazil, Ind. She was born in Peru, March 15, 1887. The funeral was held from the home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Harry NYCE officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope cemetery.
Tuesday, December 29, 1925
John Emanuel SLAYBAUGH, age 79, died Monday morning at 3 o'clock at his home
at Akron. He had been ill two months. He had lived his entire life in the home
in which he died.
The deceased was born in July, 1846, the son of John and Eliza SLAYBAUGH. He married Miss Addie WHITTENBERGER in August, 1872. His wife died 11 years ago.
Mr. Slaybaugh was a farmer, and one of the oldest Masons in point of lodge membership in the county. He is survived by four sons, Joseph [SLAYBAUGH], Carl [SLAYBAUGH] and Daniel [SLAYBAUGH] of Akron, and John [SLAYBAUGH] of Rochester.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the late home, the Rev. WEHRLEY in charge. Burial will be in the Akron I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Alfred Lou McQUERN, 49 years old, son of J. Newton McQUERN and former
resident of this city, died Sunday night of heart disease in a Pennsylvania
train shsortly after he had boarded it at the union station in Chicago,
preparatory to his return to his home in Canton, Ohio.
Mr. McQuern, who was here but a short time ago, was chief auditor for the Berger Steel company of Canton, Ohio. He was a nephew of Mrs A. F. BOWERS and Mrs. William ZELLARS, of this city, who have gone to Canton for the funeral, to be held there Thursday.
The widow and a son, James [McQUERN], a student at Notre Dame university, survive the deceased.
Henry WEIRICK, a veteran of the Civil War, who resided three miles northeast
of Rochester, across from the McKinley school house, died at 7:30 o'clock Monday
night after an illness of four years. He was 84 years old. He had been a farmer,
but had not been active in farm work for some time due to failing health.
The deceased was born in Bellevue, Ohio, July 11, 1841. He married Miss Murtilla HAMLET, who survives, as do five children, Mrs. Otto ROSE and Thomas WEIRICK living at Indianapolis, Lillian [WEIRICK] lives in Rochester, Mrs. Orville WHITTENBERGER lives in Akron, and a daughter, Maude [WEIRICK], lives at home.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist church in Rochester at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. CROWDER in charge. Burial will be in the Hamlet cemetery near Talma.
Wednesday, December 30, 1925
Mrs. Nora HAZLETT, Miss Hindo RENO, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence RENO and Mrs. Mary
FOGLESONG have gone to Fountain, Indiana, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Della
HAWTHORN. Mrs. Hawthorn, who was formerly Miss Della RENO of Kewanna, died
Thursday, December 31, 1925
Mrs. Sylvia Lee FOSTER, age 30, wife of Herbert FOSTER, of Mishawaka, a sister-in-law of Ora FOSTER of this city, died at Mishawaka Wednesday afternoon of heart disease. She was a native of Mishawaka, and was married in Battle Creek, Mich., in July, 1923. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Mishawaka, the Rev. TITUS of Battle Creek delivering the sermon. Burial at Mishawaka.