Louisa Abbott was born on the old Eskew homestead, northwest of Boonville, Warrick county, Indiana, Oct. 21, 1856, and passed away at her home in Otwell, Indiana, Friday morning, Oct. 5, 1923, aged 66 years, 11 months and 13 days. Mrs. Abbott was the only daughter of John and Sarah Eskew. Two brothers, William and Daniel, of Boonville, are living. On November 29, 1911, she was united in marriage to George Abbott, and came to Otwell to live. Being of a kind, helpful and neighborly disposition, she soon made a place for herself in the hearts of those among whom she had come to live and had many warm friends who grieve sincerely because this good woman has been called from our midst. In early life she was converted and united with the U.B. church. When she first came to Otwell, finding there was no church of her choice here, she placed her letter in the M.E. church, as she was unwilling to be without a church home. She was a true christian, living her faith daily and in the long, weary months of her intense suffering, she found peace and comfort in the sustaining love of her Master and was able to bear with patience and courage the heavy burden of pain by the grace that was hers. Though Mrs. Abbott had no children of her own, her mother instinct was great and she found expression for it in the tender care she bestowed upon the orphaned family of her brother. The wealth of motherly love that she gave to them was returned a hundredfold, for during her last illness they hurried to her bedside to minister to her and to be with her to the end, lavishing upon her a wealth of tenderness and love, equal to that she had given them. Together with the aged husband they are left sorrowing by the loss of one who was a real mother to them from earliest infancy. Though the circle Mrs. Abbott's life touched was not a very large one, because of her quiet, unassuming disposition, yet her influence was always for good and the lives hers touched have been made better and happier because she lived. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, at 2 O'clock by the Rev. James Hayden of Winslow and followed by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, the remains were laid to rest in the family lot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
"Gone but not forgotten--Flora Ann Addington was born July 21, 1887; departed this life Sept. 17, 1920, at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 27 days. She was united in marriage to Herbert Addington June 17, 1905. Their home was blessed with five children. She had a sweet, sunny disposition, a smile and kind word for every one and was loved by all who knew her. She was converted at the age of eleven years and joined Friendship G. B. church, and lived a Christian life until death. The greatest desire of her life was to promote the welfare of her church and family. She was a faithful wife, a true and faithful mother and a dutiful daughter; was willing at any time to sacrifice her happiness for the welfare of her loved ones. During the weeks of her affliction she bore her suffering patiently, putting her trust in her Savior. Her daily prayer was "Jesus, spare my life if it is Thy will to raise my family."
On Friday morning at five o'clock the silent one came to her bed and
whispered "The Master has come and calleth for thee," and she slipped
away from our tender embrace to see Jesus and dwell with Him."
Dead! Can she whose very presence gave light and joy be dead? Oh, when we think of that vanished hand and that loving voice forever stilled we look around the little cozy home, now all broken up, and see only the ashes of dead hopes, and say "She is dead". But when we remember her white, unspotted life, her great, loving, affectionate heart, her winning, lovable, noble character, we say "Nay, she is not dead but is asleep," while her soul has ascended to God. We wondered why she could not stay with us, but God knoweth best. When we are permitted to meet on that bright shore we will understand then. She leaves a kind and loving mother who gave her tender love and care all through her illness, also a husband and four girls, Fern, Alma, Ruth and Allison, also a little one-year old son, Guy. She also leaves to mourn her loss three sisters and one brother, C. E. Cabbott of Evansville, Mrs. J.W. Wilkerson of Boonville, Mrs. M.C. Schrader of Evansville and Mrs. K. D. Hatch of Cherokee, Iowa; also many other relatives and friends.
Precious loved one, you have left us.
Jesus called, you had to go.
We are left s sad and lonely;
Why it was we do not know;
But we know God in His wisdom
Ever doeth what is best.
In His arms of love he took you,
Gently folded you to his breast.
You have gone to be with Jesus
In that home so bright and fair;
You will nevermore be parted, For there is not parting there. One dear soul was taken home Ere it was stained by sin. And Heaven to us seems nearer Since our loved one entered in. Often in our dreams we fold you To our hearts in fond embrace, But when we awake you are not here; All around us is empty space, A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home That never can be filled."
"Guy Davis Addington, little son of Herbert Addington, departed this life Nov. 9, 1920, at the age of 1 year, 2 months, and 10 days. Our dear Master called him to be with his mother, who preceded him in death just a short time. Little Guy leaves a father and four sisters, Fern, Alma, Ruth and Alison; also a kind and devoted grandmother, who gave undivided attention to him through his illness. Little Guy had a winning smile for all who met him, and was loved by all."
Jessie Bernice Parker, daughter of Nick and Tilda Parker, was born July
5, 1888, and departed this life August 22, 1925, at the age of 37 years
1 month, 17 days. She was united in marriage to Herbert Addington May
29, 1921. Their home was blessed with a little son James Herbert. Mrs.
Parker had a sweet, sunny disposition, a smile and a kind word for
everyone and was loved by all who knew her. She was converted in early
life at Mt. Gilead church, but later, after her marriage, moved her
membership with her family to Friendship and lived a faithful Christian
until death. The greatest desire of her life was to promote the welfare
of her church and family. She was a faithful mother and a dutiful
daughter, willing at any time to sacrifice her happiness for the welfare
of her loved ones. During the weeks of her affliction she bore her
suffering patiently, putting her trust in her Savior. She leaves a kind
and loving father who gave his tender love and care all through her
illness, also a husband and four girls, Fern, Alma, Ruth and Allison,
also her two-year old son, besides two sisters, Mrs. Ada Smith and Mrs.
Henry Wilkinson, and many friends."
?Wesley Lacer, a prominent farmer living near Boonville, was seriously injured late Sunday night when he was struck by an automobile, said to have been driven by a son of Bloomfield Grimes of Tennyson. The accident occurred near the Nester home, one-half mile east of the city limits. Mr. Lacer was walking home from Boonville and in avoiding an oncoming car, was struck by the car coming from behind. He was brought to Boonville and it was found he had sustained a serious injury at the base of the skull. He was taken hone in an unconscious condition.?
The death of Randolph Alexander, age 71 years, occurred at his home in Chandler Monday morning. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Chandler Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. He is survived by a wife and a number of other relatives.
Randolph Alexander, son of Randolph and Malinda (Boon) Alexander (daughter of Governor Ratliff Boon) was born Aug. 15, 1842, on the old farm, part of which is now Chandler. He was the youngest of the family of seven boys and two girls, all of whom have gone on before except Mrs. Hopkins, of Evansville, Ind., who is the oldest one, she being 85 years old. He died in Chandler, Ind., March 2, 1914, aged 71 years, 6 months and 17 days. His grandfather, Ratliff Boon, went to Congress when he had to go to Washington on horseback, and also was Governor of Indiana. He grew up to manhood on the farm and later lay his life on the altar of his country, he being a volunteer in the 136th Indiana Infantry. After coming home he lived on the old farm until Feb. 10th, 1870, he was married to Miss Susannah Poole who had a small farm which they rented and moved to Evansville, and while living there professed faith in Christ and united with the First Cumberland Presbyterian church and remained a member until his death. For several years he was regular in attendance taking great pleasure in the services, but suffering with neurasthenia, which increased with the years, until he could scarcely go to church any of the time. Yet he seemed to keep up his interest in all its work and contributed of his small income as best he could. His wife dying in January, 1892, he lived alone until March 13th, 1894, when he was united in marriage to Mrs. Phoebe Gardner, who still survives him. Having no children, his wife and sister with many nephews, neices, cousins and a host of friends are left to mourn their loss and remember him with kindest regards. His funeral was held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Chandler, conducted by Rev. John A. McLane, and his remains were laid to rest in Center cemetery to await the resurrection morn.
The sudden death of Augustus B. Allen, age 60 years, which occurred Friday at Newburgh, was due to apoplexy,
according to the report of Gifford Cook, Warrick county coroner. Mr. Allen was a carpenter and was found dead in
the late afternoon, where he had been working.
Funeral services were held on Monday in Newburgh. Burial was in Park Lawn cemetery in Evansville.
He leaves his widow and three married children.
Matilda J. Smith, daughter of Achilles and Jennie Smith, was born in Warrick county, Indiana on October 31,
1855, and died at her home in Boonville on January 17, 1920, at 11:30 p.m., aged 64 years, 2 months and 17 days.
She was married to Brady E. Allen April 22, 1878, to which union were born four sons, who with their father survive her, her children being Ben Allen of Washington, Ind., Bert Allen of Louisville, Ky., Edward and William Allen of this place. Besides these she leaves one little granddaughter, Boyd Irene Allen of Louisville, one brother, John Smith, and one sister, Mrs. W.J. Phelps, both of Evansville, Ind., and a number of other relatives and many friends.
She became a christian and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Pleasant Hill in early girlhood, afterwards moving her membership to the church at Center. At the time of the destruction of that church, she, with the entire membership, thereof, was transferred to Chandler, Ind., where her membership remained until the time of her death. She was also a member of Boonville Court, No. 59, Tribe of Ben-Hur. Mrs. Allen lived an exemplary life of christian purity. She spent her entire life in Warrick county and numbered her friends by the number of people that knew her. She was a dutiful wife and a noble, loving mother; her life was early dedicated to service, and she found her greatest pleasure in serving those she loved. She bore all her afflictions with great patience, and all through her long illness, although her suffering was great, she demonstrated her christian spirit from day to day by her patience, her cheerful words and her pleasant smile.
Funeral services were held at the family residence on First street in this city on Monday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m., interment at Maple Grove cemetery, Dr. C.C. Edwards of the M.E. church of this city officiating.
Henry Allen Loses Life at Springfield, Illinois
Evansville, Indiana - February 4 - Henry Allen, a well known citizen of Newburgh, a railroad man by occupation, and well known in this city, where he has relatives, was instantly killed yesterday at Springfield, Ill., by a C. & A. freight train. The body will be taken to Newburgh, where the funeral will occur.
Mr. Allen was a man about 55 years old. He resided at Newburgh until
about three years ago, when he went to Springfield to take a position
with the Chicago & Alton railway, having once resided there with his
family. He was killed by one freight train in the yards while attempting
to get out of the way of another train. He had just stepped from the
track on which one train was advancing in one direction, when he was
struck by another train coming from the other direction on another
track, onto which he had stepped.
Mr. Allen was killed outright. His head was crushed, one foot cut off, one leg broken and the body otherwise horribly mangled. News of the accident was telegraphed to his brothers-in-law.
Mr. Allen leaves a wife who is a sister of the Messrs. Phillips of Evansville, and four children. One son, Ernest, lives at Newburgh and is a farmer, while a daughter, Miss Effie Allen is employed at the insane hospital. The other children reside with their parents.
James Ernest Allen, 83, died Friday afternoon at his home in Chandler.
Surviving are a son, James, at home; daughters, Mrs. Ross Brown of
Chandler and Mrs. Charles Voyles of Texas; a half-sister, Mrs. Grace
Hougland, of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barnett and Son Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.- Thursday, October 15, 1959.
Mrs. Mary Ella Allen, 68, died at her home in Chandler at 11 o'clock
Surviving are the husband, James; a son, James Henry; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Feagley of Chandler and Mrs. Effie May of Evansville; one brother, Henry Gardner, of Evansville; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Lowrance, Newburgh; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th. Rev. D.B. Denning officiated. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.
William H. Allen, a retired businessman and one of Boonville's best known citizens, died at his home on east Main street Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Allen was born Nov. 14, 1844, at Youngstown, Ohio. His early life was spent in Spencer county. He came to Boonville at the close of the civil war.
On Nov. 17, 1867, he was married to Miss Mary Jane Day, of this city. He was a veteran of the civil war, and of Masters Post, G.A.R. All the old soldiers remaining in Boonville attended the services.
Mr. Allen leaves, besides his widow, one son, Charles D. Allen of Boonville and five daughters, Miss Daisy B. Allen of Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Jennie Olin of Vincennes, Mrs. Grace Pilcher of Ruston, La., Mrs. Mayme Haughton of Ft. Wayne and Mrs. Nora Traylor of this city, all of whom were at his bedside when the end came.
Funeral services were held at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, which was filled to overflowing with old friends of the deceased. Rev. G.W. Holmes, pastor of the M.E. church, conducted the service. A quartette consisting of Mrs. Carl Swenson, Mrs. J.H. Thornburg, Fred Becker and Leonard Ashley sang three numbers, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul", "Abide with Me", and " Dropping from the Ranks", accompanied on the violin by Mrs. Helen Roth.
The bearers were John Derr, Jacob Lutz, Louis Kinderman, A.L. Younblood, C.C. Ferguson and E.C. Hargrave. The few remaining members of the G.A.R. were honorary bearers.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Anderson, 78, of Newburgh, who died Monday, February 6, were held last Thursday afternoon at the Newburgh Methodist Church. The Rev. William Skelton and Rev. Elmer Martin officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery at Newburgh.
Perry Alvis Ashley, 87, died at 8:20 o'clock Tuesday night at the
home of a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd A. Windels, at Evansville. Short funeral
services at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at the daughter's home was
followed by services at 11 o'clock at Folsomville. Burial was in the
Surviving Ashley, in addition to Mrs. Windels, are the widow Elizabeth; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Ferguson of Evansville, and Mrs. George Bruce of Selvin; four brothers, George, Lafayette, Louis and Gaines Ashley, all of Warrick county, and two grandchildren.
The remains of William Ashley, a son of the late Alvis Ashley, were brought to this city for interment last Wednesday. He died in Evansville after a long illness.
Mrs. Perlinda Bacon died at her home in Boonville on Thursday, Oct. 22, 1903, at 7:20 p.m., aged 83 years, 5
months and 28 days. The funeral services were held at the home on Locust street, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1903, at
2:00 p.m., Rev. D.H. Howerton, officiating. Interment at Maple Grove cemetery. Mrs. Bacon was the mother of
Louis Schuyler, our fellow townsman and was an old and respected citizen. We extend our sympathy to the
Mrs. Perlinda Bacon was born April 24, 1820, died Oct. 22, 1903. Early in life she professed faith in Christ and was faithful unto death. Even in the midst of great trouble and sorrow, the place of her conversion was a bright spot in her memory. She was married three times and all her companions preceded her to the other shore. She leaves two children and five grandchildren to mourn her loss. The funeral was conducted from her residence by her pastor, D.H. Howerton after which she was laid to rest to await the Resurrection morn. Truly a "mother has fallen in Israel." May the God of all grace comfort the sorrowing and bereft friends.
"Anna Baker was born July 8, 1856, died May 23, 1917, aged 60 years,
ten months and 15 days. She was married to Thomas Parker April 20, 1911.
Her daughter Pearl preceded her in death in 1909. She is survived by her
husband, two sons, Luther and Oliver Dillingham, eight grandchildren,
one brother, John Y. Baker, and many friends. She had been a sufferer
for two years, and confined to her room for the past six months. She was
converted when young and joined the M. E. church.
The funeral service was conducted at the home Friday morning by the Rev. Dr. E. A. Robertson. Interment at Mr. Gilead."
Mrs. Agnes E. Baker, age 68 years, widow of the late Albert Baker, whose death occurred just eight weeks ago at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ivor Robinson, in this city, died at 8:20 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Harless Tuley, near Huntingburg. Death was due to an asthmatic attack and although she was subject to like attacks, her going came as a great shock, as the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. Mrs. Baker with her husband spent the past winter at the Robinson home on Gough avenue and went to Huntingburg in her usual health following the death of her husband. She was born in Dubois county near Holland, where she spent the greater part of her life. She was a good, christian woman and loved by all who knew her. A brief service for the family was held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Tuley home, followed by a public service at the Selvin M.E. church with Rev. W.E. Brown of Boonville in charge. The body was laid to rest in the family lot at the Selvin cemetery. Besides the two daughters, one son, Roger Baker, a senior student at Indiana University, survives.
Robert Barnett, age 65 years, died Thursday, of last week at Greensburg at the Odd Fellows Home. Mr. Barnett was a former resident of this county and was at one time postmaster at Folsomville. His body was brought to the home of his sister, Mrs. Lafayette Hull, at Tennyson, where funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Sunday morning. Burial was at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Folsomville, under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Death entered the home of Claude Barnhill Oct. 1, 1923, and claimed for its victim his wife, Myrtie, who had reached the age of 28 years, 7 months and 8 days. Although she had been in failing health for some months she bore her sufferings cheerfully and passed to the great beyond with a prayer on her lips. She leaves her husband, her father, Jacob Young, one brother, Otto Young, and two sisters, Mrs. Jane Kelley and Mrs. Tillie Floyd , besides many other relatives and friends. Her remains were laid to rest at Freedom cemetery, Rev. Cloah Fisher officiating. 'Tis hard to break the tender cord, when love has bound the heart. 'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words "We must forever part."
JACOB BARTH IS DEAD - For Many Years Was Well Known in Warrick County.
Jacob Barth, 76 years old, 1113 Eichel avenue, died at his home yesterday afternoon after a short illness of asthma and bronchitis. Mr. Barth had been a resident of Evansville for the last fifteen years. He came here from Boonville where he was road supervisor for eighteen years.
Mr. Barth was born in Bergenfeldt, Germany. He came to the United States when a boy. He is survived by a wife, three sons, three daughters, a brother and a sister.
The body will be taken to Boonville at 10 o'clock this morning and the funeral services will be held this afternoon from the residence of Uriah Laswell at Boonville. Mr. Barth is a member of the Lutheran church at Boonville. - Monday's Evansville Courier
Salvin C. Bates, aged 70 years, died at home in Boonville Thursday morning at 3 a.m. of heart trouble. The funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the M. E. Church by Rev. S. Reid. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery. Mr. Bates was an old and respected citizen of this county. He was married 4 years ago to Miss Malinda Pyeatt. They were both born and reared in Anderson township, and lived there on a farm until about 15 years ago they moved to Wichita, Kan., where they lived until last July when they returned to Indiana and located in Boonville. There was born to them two children Miss Eva Steffee, who died at Wichita, about 3 years ago, and Albert Bates, who lives on the old family homestead near Yankeetown. Mr. Bates was a Mason for many years and was highly respected by all.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Batteiger died at the family home on east Locust street in Boonville, Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:40 p.m., at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 27 days. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Bohrer, on S. Second street, Rev. Doellefeld of St. John's church officiating. Mrs. Batteiger, who was formerly Mrs. Elizabeth Singer, was born in Westheim, Germany, July 18, 1844. She came to America in 1865 and settled in Boonville, marrying Jacob Batteiger the same year. She had lived in the house where she passed away fifty-three years. Mrs. Batteiger had many friends and was well known because of her cherful disposition. Surviving her are the following children: Jacob Batteiger, St. Louis; A.J. Batteiger, Huntington, Ind.; Chris and Henry E. and Mrs. Charles Bohrer of this city, besides eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Editor Bennett is Buried at Old Home - Boonville, Ind., Jan. 4.
Clarence W. Bennett, until 1892 the editor of the Boonville Standard, was interred here today. He died Friday evening at Woodmere. He was born April 18, 1862, graduated at the high schools at Boonville and was afterwards a student and graduated at Indiana Asbury University, now dePauw university and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was a classmate and intimate friend of Senator Beverage, and was one of the brightest students of his class. During the latter part of his college career he was also correspondent for the Indianapolis Journal and followed newspaper work exclusively during the balance of his active life. After leaving the Indianapolis Journal he became city editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal where he gained considerable distinction as an active gatherer of news and a terse interesting writer. While on the Courier-Journal he gained some distinction in an early report of the death of Father Ryan and was in an adjacent room of the hospital at the time of the priest's death, and the issue, the following morning, of his paper contained quite a lengthy, interesting and well written article of the life of this distinguished character. After leaving the Courier-Journal, he returned to his former home, Boonville, and purchased the Boonville Standard, which he edited until he suffered a nervous collapse and an utter break-down physically and mentally. While editing the Boonville standard, he was married to Ella Hatfield, the daughter of Judge S.B. Hatfield, at Boonville, in the year 1892. He has been a patient at Woodmere since the spring of 1902. His physical and mental breakdown was the result of hard study and close application to his work, beginning as a student at Old Asbury. At Woodmere, he was held in very high esteem and favor by all of the officials and was a very close personal friend of Drs. O'Laughlin and Glover. Mrs. Brooker, superintendent of the Sunday School at Woodmere, relied very much on the assistance of Mr. Bennett in all work pertaining to the Sunday school and religious endeavors in connection with the hospital. Mr. Bennett was always a staunch Republican in politics and was a man of high moral and mental attainments.
The community was surprised Tuesday to hear of the death of John B. Bethell, an old citizen of this county. He died at the residence of a nephew, in Ripley county, Mo., where he was visiting, and where he contracted the disease of which he died - malaria, after a brief illness. He died on Monday, September 1, and the remains were brought to Boonville on Wednesday and buried at Mt. Zion grave yard, in Hart township the same day. He was 65 years of age, and was widely known throughout Southern Indiana.
Frank Bickel, 82, a former resident of this city, died at his home in Evansville Saturday night.
He is survived by the widow, Cornelia, two sons, Robert of Evansville, and William of Boonville, and two daughters, Mrs. Mina Housman, and Mrs. Ethel Stone, both of Evansville.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, Rev. J.F. Rake, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Park Lawn cemetery, Evansville.
Mr. John Biedenkoph of Grandview died at Hayden's Sanitarium in Evansville on Saturday, aged 73 years. The body was shipped to his home in Grandview on Saturday night. Funeral services and burial were held Monday. Mr. Biedenkoph was one of the most prominent citizens, not only of Grandview, but of Spencer county. He was a leading Democrat and was well known and highly respected in Boonville and Warrick county. He left surviving, his wife, six children and several grandchildren.
The subject of this sketch was born in England, Feb. 25, 1832. He came to this country at the age of about
22. He was married to Elenor McCord in 1856. To this union was born eight children of whom five survive him.
After his first wife died he was married to Mrs. Sallie Salsbury, in 1883, who still survives him. He became a
christian in early life and joined the Army in 1863, and served his country until he was wounded which made him
a cripple for life. Death released him from his suffering about midnight on Saturday, August 5, 1905, interment
being made at Maple Grove cemetery on Monday, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows, Revs. Bockstahler and Gould
officiating. The Knights of Pythias also attended in a body.
Those that attended the funeral from a distance were J.A. Billups and family, Ray Garrison and family of Tennyson, Ind.; Mrs. S.A. Smith and family of Henderson, Ky.; Mr. George Billups of Fairfield, Ill.; J.T. Billups and family of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; Fred Slaisbury and Mrs. Woods of Evansville; Mr. Perry White, Parsons, Kan.; Messrs. T.B. White, G. W. White, S.Q. White and Samuel Eckels of DeGonia.
Josiah T. Billups, who died at Walker's sanitarium in Evansville, early Thursday morning of last week, was brought to the home of his brother, John Billups of this place. His home was at Mt. Vernon, but for several weeks he had been at the hospital. He is survived by his widow, three children, two brothers and one sister. The sister is Mrs. Mariah Smith of Henderson, Ky.; the brothers, John A. Billups of this place and George A. Billups of Mt. Vernon, Ill. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.A. Robertson Friday afternoon at three o'clock at the home of his brother, John Billups. Interment at Maple Grove cemetery.
While driving his car home from work Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Code Black's hand fell from the wheel of his auto and Oma Hart, who was at his side, grabbed the wheel as the car swerved. Hart saw at once death had struck Black. They were only a short distance from Black's home and without giving the wife any warning they rushed to the home with the body, which was still sitting in an upright position. The wife was prostrated by the shock. Black had been ill for about a month with asthma and this was his first day at work at the Sunlight stripper, where he was employed. He was 39 years of age. The family resides on the corner of Seventh and Poplar streets. Surviving are the wife and one daughter, Dorothy, age 4 years. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home. Interment took place at Maple Grove cemetery.
Cora E. Black was born Dec. 3, 1879, at Muncie, Ind., a son of James E. and Elizabeth Black, and departed this life March 7, 1922, age 43 years, 3 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Hale Dec. 26, 1917. To this union was born one child, Dorothy. He leaves his wife and child, his aged mother, two brothers, William Black of Garvin Station and Finley Black of Evansville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Emma Holcroft and Mrs. Ella Moore of Eaton, Ind., and many friends. Mr. Black had been in failing health since March 8, 1921. He bore his sufferings patiently and always looked ahead for brighter days. Thinking he had regained his health sufficiently, he went to work Tuesday morning and departed this life on his way home Tuesday evening after finishing his day's work. Mr. Black was a kind and gentle father, a loving husband and a good neighbor. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by everyone.
Miss Martha Elizabeth Black died at DeGonia May 28, at the age of 34 years, 6 months and 25 days. She was the daughter of Richard and Cora Black and was born at Selvin. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 14 years and joined the Methodist church, to which she belonged till death came. Miss Black was a member of the I.O.O.F. Rebekah and Ben Hur lodges, also of the Baker Chapel Aid society. The remains were laid to rest at the I.O.O. F. cemetery amid a profusion of flowers. Revs. Hale and McVey conducted the services, the three orders assisting. The deceased leaves two sisters, Lyda and Estella, a foster-father, Dr. W.H. McVey, besides other relatives and many friends.
Henry Blackford, age 67 years, a bachelor, died Wednesday morning at his home near Folsomville. Funeral services will be held at 12 o'clock today at Shiloh Chapel, followed by burial at Shiloh cemetery.
Clarence Boardman, age 38 years, a farmer, died Tuesday night at his home west of Eby. Death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. He was in Boonville during the day and took sick on his way home, where he arrived at 6 o'clock. He died four hours later. Mr. Boardman is survived by his widow and three children. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Eby church. Interment at Massie cemetery.
Mrs. Sophia Bohrer, age 80 years, died at her home in Evansville early Monday morning of a complication of diseases. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Sophia Henning and Mrs. Julia Stroebel; four sons, Charles, Henry, Louis and Jacob, and ten grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with services at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Henry Bohrer, 105 State street, followed by services at 2 o'clock at the Zion church. Burial took place at Locust Hill cemetery. The Bohrer family lived for many years in Sycamore street, Boonville, prior to making their home in Evansville.
Mr. Wm. F. Bohrer died at his home in Evansville on Saturday, April 15, 1905, aged 38 years and 2 days. Interment was made in Maple Grove cemetery, Boonville, Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the residence and also by Rev. J.J. Meyer at the cemetery. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bohrer, Sr., and leaves a wife and two children, Alvinia and Gilbert.
Neely Borden, age 76 years, a well-known character in Boonville and vicinity, died Sunday at the county infirmary following a several weeks' illness. The deceased is the last of the Borden family, the other two brothers, Adam and Jesse, having died during the past few years. Burial took place Monday.
"Keziah Bowyer was born in Vanderburgh county, Ind., August 13, 1836,
and entered into rest Oct. 11, 1926. Aged 90 years 1 month and 28 days.
She was united in marriage to Thomas Brammer, who passed to the beyond Sept. 12, 1865. To this union were born three children, Mrs. E.S. Deweese, Mrs. Frank Duffy and Thomas Brammer, Jr., all of Elberfeld.
Later in life she was married to Denton Williams, he having receded her in death some three years. To this union were born two children, Charles D. Williams of Boonville and Mrs. Verdie M. Greer of Evansville.
She was a faithful wife and a loving, devoted mother. She professed a faith in her Savior and was ready and anxious to go to meet Him.
She leaves to mourn her departure, a sister, Mrs. Jane Sansom, of Evansville; five children, fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, together with a host of relatives and friends.
In the morning we bend over a flower And drink its sweet perfume long.
We look for it again in the evening, But its beauty and fragrance are gone.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Barnett's Chapel with burial at Barnett cemetery. Rev. W.A. Skelton officiated."
?Mrs. Angie Garwood Cromeans Brackenridge, age 74 years, wife of J.H.
Brackenridge, died at 8 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Delbert Bauman, in Evansville, after a two years? illness.
Mrs. Brackenridge was born April 21, 1850. She was the daughter of Joseph Garwood, one of Boonville's early settlers, who conducted a tan yard on North Third street that was destroyed by fire many ears ago. She was married to George Cromeans of this city in 1869. Later she married Jerome Brackenridge, also of this place, who survives, also two step-daughters, Mrs. William Eifler of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. William Rose of Billings, Mont., a stepson, Eugene Brackenridge, San Antonio, and a granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at the Bauman home at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. John M. Walker, pastor of Bayard Park Methodist church, officiated. The body was then brought to Boonville and interred in the family lot at Maple Grove cemetery.
Wilson Bradley, 66, for many years a resident of Newburgh, was found dead of heart disease in the barn at his home near Paradise about 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elmer Bradley. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Libbert of Terre Haute and Mrs. Edith Blankenship of Evansville, and three sons, Elmer, Walter and George, all of Newburgh. Funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery, Newburgh.
On Sunday, Jan. 14th, Larkin Bristow died at his home about three miles southeast of here, of winter fever, aged about 60 years. The deceased has spent almost his entire life in this township and was loved and respected by all. He knew no enemies and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to the sick or afflicted. At the beginning of the Civil war he offered his services to his country, but on account of some physical debility he was not accepted. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Gurley Murphy, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his death.
Laura E. Bristow, wife of Frank Bristow, died Wednesday afternoon, June 2, 1920, after an illness extending over several weeks. She had been in poor health for several months but not until a few weeks ago did her condition become serious. The deceased was born in Warrick county Dec. 8, 1864, she being 55 years, 5 months and 24 days of age. Her maiden name was Williamson. She and Mr. Bristow were married Jan. 11, 1887. In 1892 they moved to Winslow and have lived in that place since. To them were born two children, who, with the husband, survive. They are Mrs. Harley Heacock and Miss Elva Bristow, who was her mother's constant companion. One brother, W.T. Williamson, of Chandler, and one sister, Mrs. C.A. Deweese, of Boonville, survive, and both were with her when she passed away. Several years ago, the Bristows went into the restaurant business. Mrs. Bristow was constantly on the job and was a familiar figure to Winslow people and her passing away is mourned by the entire community. She was a good woman and had a wide circle of friends. Especially did she have many friends among the young people about town, as she never seemed to get old, but always took an interest in the doings of the young people. More than thirty years ago she united with the Methodist church. She was an active member of the Rebekah lodge of Winslow. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence. Rev. E.M. Hale had charge of the services. The remains were laid to rest at Oak Hill cemetery.
Miss Ada Lee Broshears, age 21 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Broshears of Tennyson, died at the home early Sunday morning after a long illness. Miss Broshears was a graduate of the Tennyson high school and was a leader among her associates and dearly beloved by a large circle of friends. She leaves her parents and two brothers. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home. Burial was at the Skelton cemetery.
George Broshears was born June 4, 1848, and died Oct. 24, 1923, at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 20 days.
On June 10, 1869, he was married to Polly Ann Scales. To this union were born nine children, three of whom
preceded him to the grave several years ago. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Perry, Sam and Wes; three
daughters, Bettie Perman, Sarah Bradshaw and Elby Williams, of Folsomville, 14 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. He joined the General Baptist church at Shiloh in 1869 and lived a faithful member until
his death. He died at the home of a son in Baker, Minn., but was brought to Shiloh cemetery for burial. Rev.
Cloah Fisher conducted the funeral.
?Nancy Broshears was born Oct. 6, 1867, and departed this life March 27, 1925, at 6 o?clock a. m., making her stay on earth 57 years, 5 months and 21 days. She was sick but a few hours with paralysis. All was done that could be but none could stay the hands of death. She was untied in marriage to George Barr Sept. 3, 1891. To this union were born seven children, Ernie, Russell, Oatley, Robert, George, Esther and Pearl. Preceding her in death were her father, two sisters and one child, Pearl. She leaves her husband, her children, an aged mother, five sisters, as follows, Mary Tennyson, Louisa Powers, Emma Brown, Alice Phillips and Flora Hunt, and one brother, John Broshears, besides many friends. She professed a hope in Christ eight years ago but never united with any church. She was ever a loyal companion and a true mother. She is gone but not forgotten.?
Ulysses Grant Broshears, 72, succumbed Saturday afternoon at his home, 814 North Third avenue, Evansville.
Pneumonia following an attack of flu was the cause of his death.
Mr. Broshears was born April 22, 1866 at DeGonia. He was converted to the Christian faith when he was a boy and was affilliated with the Baker's Chapel church. He was a retired farmer and made his home with his brother in Evansville.
He is survived by two brothers, Henry C. of Evansville and Preston G.M. of DeGonia Springs, and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.
The body was brought to Koehler Brothers funeral home where funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. J.C. Baker, pastor of the Main street G.B. church, officiated. Mrs. James Pace and Mrs. Harry Webb sang, accompanied by Mrs. Waldo Skelton. Interment was in Maple Grove cemetery.
Arthur Brown, the nine day old son of Charles Brown, died Monday afternoon. The remains was interred in the Craft cemetery. The mother was buried Friday.
Attie Mira Brown was born July 24, 1847 and departed this life April 26, 1914, at her home in Folsomville,
Ind., after many years of patient suffering from organic heart trouble. Early in life she gave her heart to God
and joined the Christian church at Antioch, Indiana, afterward changing her membership to the Bethabara General
Baptist church near Folsomville, and has lived a true life to her God and her church until death. She was a
member of the Folsomville Rebekah lodge and a loved and well respected sister. Her first husband was William
Jukes, who preceded her to the better world early in life. To this union was born three children - Willie, Annie
and Janie. Willie and Janie passed away in infancy. In July 1874, she was united in marriage to John H. Brown,
who departed this life April 12, 1905. To this union was born one child, Louisa, who died in infancy. Mrs. Brown
is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James Dimmett, of Folsomville; three stepsons, John R. Jukes of near Chandler,
Sylvester Brown of Mt. Vernon, Chas. W. Brown of Folsomville; a brother and sister, Thomas Fisher of Boonville
and Mrs. Malinda Trimble of Folsomville, besides many friends.
The funeral services were held at the Folsomville M.E. church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by Rev. Ernest Powers, assisted by Rev. Chas. Campbell. Burial at Folsomville I.O.O.F. cemetery.
Mrs. Dona Brown, aged 22 years, wife of Charles Brown, died Friday afternoon at her home on Sixth street. The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the home. She is survived by a husband and a baby only a few days old. Burial took place at New Hope cemetery and Rev. R. M. Barrett officiated.
Emma F. Griffith was born Sept. 23, 1871, in Warrick County, Indiana, in which county and state she has lived all her life. She was the daughter of Wesley and Sidney B. Griffith. At the age of 21 years she was converted during a revival meeting at Pleasant Hill Methodist church with which church she afterward united. She was married to John S. Brown Nov. 18, 1900. She had been almost a constant sufferer for the past two years, during which time she showed great patience, and tried in every way she could to shield her husband and bear the burden of her own misery. During the last four weeks her suffering was intense and in defiance to her wishes she required constant care and nursing. She was a loving and appreciative wife, and often spoke of her husband as anticipating her slightest wish. During her last illness everything possible was done to relieve her suffering, but every effort was no more than a temporary relief. She died Thursday evening, April 6, at 10:30 o'clock, at her home about two and a half miles southeast of Boonville, where she and her husband had lived about 2 years. She was a devoted wife and loving sister. She leaves a husband, three sisters, a father, five brothers and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
Mrs. Susan Bruce, age 72 years, wife of John Bruce, died on Thursday morning of last week at her home on East Poplar street following a paralytic stroke. Surviving are the husband and four children. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Main street Baptist church with Rev. Ed Barrett of Evansville officiating. Burial was at the Garrison cemetery.
Thomas C. Bruce, son of John M. and Elizabeth, was born in Stoddard county, Ohio, June 22, 1835, and died November 29, 1914, aged 79 years, 5 months and 7 days.
He was married to Sarah J. Chinn, March 1, 1855, to which union were born 7 children, John W., Perry A., Mrs. Mary E. Brown, Mrs. Sophia D. Day, Mrs. Mae Robinson and two more, a son and a daughter, who died in infancy.
On August 22, 1894, this wife and mother died, and Feb. 12, 1896, he was married to Mrs. Lydia J. Hesson, who survives him. To this union was given a son, Parley J.
When the civil war arose, Mr. Bruce was one of those to answer his country's call, and served a year and a half in the 42nd Indiana volunteers, that being the regiment that saw some of the hardest service of the war.
He became a member of the General Baptist church about thirty five years ago, and continued his interest in it until death.
He is survived by his wife, six children, one brother, James R., thirty six grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, one step-son, Scott Hesson, three step-daughters, Mrs. Linnie Adolph of Decatur, Illinois, Mrs. Ivy Blackford, Mrs. Emma Bruce of Boonville, and eight grandchildren
His death marks the close of a long, honorable and useful life and will be keenly felt, not only by his immediate relatives, but by a wide circle of acquaintances as well.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. C.E. Barrett and Charles Campbell at the General Baptist church, Tuesday, at 10 o'clock, in the presence of a large congregation of friends that gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to him whom they had learned to love.
The pall-bearers were grandsons of the deceased, viz: Hilbert, Ira, William and Ivor Bruce, Lee Brown and Robert Day. His body was laid to rest in the Garrison Chapel cemetery.
Lucy Catherine Carey was born May 6, 1854, and departed this life March 24, 1911, after a lingering illness of about two years.
God is all wise and doeth all things for our good, and looking down as it were from the beautiful home of peace and rest upon the constant suffering of this loved one. He, in His sweet, tender mercy, said, "Thy work is finished, come home."
At the early age of about fifteen years, she was converted and became a member of the M.E. church at Bakers Chapel, having been a member of the M.E. church at this place at the time of her death.
June 24, 1877, she was united in marriage to Gustave Brizius, they having journeyed down life's rugged pathway, sharing alike their joys and sorrows. How deeply this loved companion will be missed, but a few more short years of trials and sorrow and again the sweet voice of Jesus will be calling for the loved companion left here to weep, where loved ones will be re-united, and spend eternity in the home of peace and rest, where sickness nor sorrow ne'er can come and "we meet to part no more."
Besides the loving husband, four sisters, three brothers and a host of friends and relatives are left to mourn for this loved one. The funeral was conducted at home, Sunday, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. C. Powell of Shelburn, Ind., nephew of the deceased, having care of the service. The beautiful hymns ""Some Day the Silver Chord Shall Break," 'Nearer My God to Thee" and "Rock of Ages" were rendered in a very impressive manner by Mrs. M. Poor, Miss Etta Seybold and Mr. Arthur Seybold.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: James Carey of Newtonville, Mrs. L. St.Clair of Los Angeles, Cal., Mr. C. Powell and family of Shelburn, Mrs. Lizzie Baker and Lucy Carey of Chrisney, Mr. Henry Kissel and family and Mr. T.J. Carey of Degonia, Mr. Geo. Brizius and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brizius, Mrs. Caroline Robb, Mrs. M. Archilus of Evansville, E.P.Carey and Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McCarty of Chandler.
Many beautiful floral offerings were received from relatives and friends. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.
The death of Miss Lucy Cady, the elder daughter of Mrs. Mary Cady, occurred at one o'clock Wednesday morning at the home on First street after many weeks' illness of a complication of diseases.
Miss Cady was born in Warrick county Dec. 24, 1871, and spent practically her entire life in Boonville. She was one of the county's best known women, having been in the millinery business here for a number of years, and for the past twelve of fifteen years, having charge of the millinery department of the Geo. J. Roth & Co. department store.
Miss Cady was taken in the prime of a useful life and will be greatly missed by her friends, who are numbered by the score. She leaves her mother, one sister, Mrs. Clyde Teush; three brothers, Frank and George of this city and James, of Nashville, Tenn.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock at the family home. Rev. H.B. McClanahan of the First Baptist church conducted the services. Burial at Maple Grove cemetery. The pallbearers were Henry Shafer, E.C. Pelzer, Ernest Owen, George A. Roth, Fred Becker and Gus Roth.
"Mrs. Edna Camp died suddenly at her home here, Friday. She leaves seven children, Mrs. Bessie Rice, Mrs. Nellie Jones, Roy Camp, all of Boonville; and Misses Alviene and Gertie, and Russell and Harry Camp, all at home, and a husband, Eugene. She was 54 years old. The remains was taken to Chandler, Sunday, for burial."
LAID TO REST - C.H. Cappellar, Prominent Business Man and Popular Citizen, Laid to Rest With Impressive
Services - Brother Elks Do Honor To His Memory - The funeral services over the late C.H. Cappellar, who departed
this life last Wednesday, September 15th, after a lingering illness of many weeks, were conducted by Ashland
Lodge No. 944 B.P.O. Elks, of which deceased was an honored member, at the late home on North Main Street,
Friday afternoon at three o'clock. In addition to the impressive service of the Order of Elks, Rev. Ward W.
MacHenry delivered a short funeral service. The Elks quartette sang "Lead Kindly Light' and "Our Absent."
The remains were shipped to Atlantic, Iowa, the former home of the deceased, and were followed to the train by more than three score of his brother Elks. At. Atlantic, the funeral party was met by Atlantic Lodge No. 445 B.P.O. Elks, who performed the last sad rites at the grave. All stores and business houses in Ashland were closed from 2:30 to 4 o'clock p.m. as a mark of respect to the deceased.
Clarence H. Cappellar was born in Louisville, Kentucky, July 17, 1849. At the early age of nine years he began earning his own living, and the greater portion of the following fifty-three years of his life were spent in the dry goods and grocery business. He lived in Atlantic, Iowa, for many years immediately preceding his coming to Ashland in 1905. Soon after his arrival in Ashland, he formed a partnership with C.W. Nims in the grocery business, the firm enjoying the highest standing in business circles.
In November 1906, he was received into membership by Ashland Lodge No. 944 B.P.O. Elks, since when he ever proved himself a most worthy member of the order. Recognized by his brother Elks as a man peculiarly worthy of their confidence and trust, deceased had been named as one of the three trustees of Ashland Lodge No. 944, a position he held at the time of his death.
Probably no member of the lodge had a higher conception of the great principles of the order, or more faithfully lived up to his obligations. Indeed, it is said that he made the beautiful precepts of Elkdom his religion - a religion based upon the Golden Rule, the great foundation of all true religion.
But two short months before his death, Brother Cappellar was appointed a member of the condolence committee of Ashland Lodge of Elks, and that he should have been the first member of the lodge to fall into the last sleep after the naming of that committee, emphasized most pathetically the uncertainty of this life and lent poignancy to the sorrow of his brother Elks.
Whatever may be engraved upon the tomb of Brother Cappellar, let it be known that among the brothers who knew his devotion to the ennobling principles of the order, his uncarved epitaphwill be: He was an Elk.
- Valley Record, Ashland, Oregon - C.H. Cappellar grew from a small child to manhood in Newburgh and was a prominent merchant of that place during the early seventies. Many of our older citizens knew him quite well and will regret to learn of his death. He was a cousin of the present editor of the Enquirer.
Francis M. Carlisle was born in Pike county, Ind., August 11, 1844, and died May 2, 1922, age 77 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was united in marriage to Mary A. Garrison April 27, 1863. To this union, eleven children were born, seven of whom preceded him in death. The mother departed this life Oct. 7, 1911. The children surviving are as follows: John, of Denver, Col.; Golah Hart and Ethel Barnett, both of Warrick county, 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
At the age of 16 years he enlisted in the war in April 1861. He served in Co. D, 42nd Reg. Indiana Infantry and served through the war.
On Jan. 13, 1918 he was united in marriage to Nancy J. Williams, who also survives him. Fifteen months ago, he was stricken with paralysis from which he never fully recovered. He bore his sufferings patiently and told his companions he was prepared for death.
Delary Castle, 62, who died in Evansville Thursday, was buried in South Fork cemetery Saturday. The remains were brought to the Billups and Werry Mortuary here Friday. Mr. Castle was a former resident of the county.
Mrs. C.C. Caswell, aged 74 years, a former resident of Boonville, died at her home at Biloxi, Miss. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Her remains arrived here Wednesday and were taken to the home of her son, Ira Caswell, on N. Seventh street, where funeral services were held Thursday morning, folowed by interment at Mt. Zion cemetery.
BELOVED DAUGHTER DEAD - Alice Gertrude, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Christmas of this
city, died Friday evening, April 24, of ptomaine poisoning contracted nine months ago. The funeral was held from
the family home on South Third street at 10:30 Monday morning, Rev. Dr. Holt officiating.
"Dear little Alice, thou art gone from a father's and mother's loving care - gone to live with the angels where there will be no more suffering; She has gone from brothers and sisters dear; some day she will come forth bright as the morning; so, good-bye, for awhile, dear Alice." G.M.
Sarah Ann Christmas was born June 22, 1838, and died Sept. 11, 1923, aged 85 years, 2 months and 19 days. The
deceased was born and reared in Vanderburgh county, a few miles north of Evansville. She was the second daughter
of Elizabeth and William Bowyer.
At the age of nineteen she was married to Harry Edward Searby of Evansville. To this union were born two children, Katherine and Edward. The daughter died in infancy; the son survives. The deceased was married twice. Mr. Searby died, leaving her a widow four years after marriage. She remarried in 1865 to Levi Christmas of Warrick county. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, namely: William, Willard, Walker, Elizabeth, Lillian and Roxana. Elizabeth and Roxana preceded her to the grave. The son William lives in Garden City, Kansas; Willard, Walker and Lillian and Edward Searby in Boonville. Surviving also are 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Denton Williams of Stanley and Mrs. Jane Sansom of Evansville. Mr. Christmas died several years ago.
Sarah confessed her faith in Christ at the age of 16 years and joined the Methodist church, of which she was a member for 69 years. She was a patient sufferer for several months, having been confined to her bed for the last three months of her life.
Martha Jane Clark, wife of Elijah Clark, died March 22, 1914, at the age of 55 years, 11 months and 22 days.
She was born in Warrick county, Indiana, the daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth Willis, both of whom have long
since preceded her to the grave.
In November 1876, she was married to Elijah Clark. To this union were born five children: Nora E. Caswell, Mary E. Hargrave, Mertie B. Cook, Ada I. Ryan and Chester R. Clarke, all of whom, with the husband, survive. She also leaves eight grandchildren, besides other relatives and many friends. In early youth she professed faith in Christ and lived a faithful Christian life.
She had been an invalid since April in 1913 and bore her sufferings with great patience and many times expressed herself as ready to meet her Saviour. She was at all times a kind and loving wife and mother.
The funeral service was conducted at Wesley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. Harry Simmons. Burial at Wesley Chapel cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Clemens, whose death occurred at her home at Chandler Friday, was held Sunday morning with Rev. Bretz of McCutchanville officiating. Interment was at the Zoar cemetery.
Mrs. Jennie Cole, 76, of Newburgh, died at 10:30 o'clock, Wednesday morning of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Surviving are the husband, General Levi Cole, of Newburgh; a brother, Jessie Duke of Greenville, Ky., and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this Friday morning at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newburgh, with the Rev. Clayton Chase officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
William Conner, a native of Ohio and a resident of Chandler, Indiana for a number of years, but late of Oak Harbor, Wash., died at his home Feb. 5, 1921, aged above 70 years. The funeral services were held at the home Feb. 7, conducted by the Rev. Gilbert of the M.E. church. The remains were laid to rest in the Crescent Harbor cemetery under the auspices of the Funeral Aid Society of that place. Mr. Conner and his wife moved from Chandler to Cardwell, Mo., where they resided for about 7 years; thence they went west to Edmonds, Wash., where they resided several years, going next to Oak Harbor and purchasing a home, where they lived most of the time until his death. He leaves his wife, Martha J.; two sons, James M. and William H.; a son-in-law, Wm. Green; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wm. Conner of Arlington, Wash.; two grandsons, William E. and Ernest E. Green, and one granddaughter, Aileen Conner of Arlington, besides many friends to mourn his demise.
GOOD WOMAN PASSES ON TO HER ETERNAL REWARD
Mrs. Cloa Corn, wife of Sylvester Corn, died December 22, 1923, at her home in Spurgeon; her age was about 30 years. Her remains were laid to rest in the Log Creek cemetery, Dec. 24. She leaves her husband and one son, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Henning, also three brothers and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Cloa was a loving wife and mother and a good friend to everybody. She had been in ill health for six years but at last the Death Angel came and took her to a beautiful home in heaven.
The death of Mrs. Mary Cox occurred at 12:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Jan. 23, following a lingering
illness of cancer. Mrs. Cox was a patient sufferer and always had a smile and a cheery welcome for her friends.
She had been a resident of this county all her life, spending her early days near Eby. She was a devout member
of the Methodist church and leaves a wide circle of friends who will be grieved to hear of her death. She is
survived by two daughters; Mrs. Robert Derr, with whom she resided and Mrs. Cliff McCoy of Louisville; also four
brothers, Eli, Henry, Charles and John Boardman.
Mrs. Sina Hudson Cox, age 58 years, died early Saturday morning at her home in St. Louis. The deceased formerly resided in this city and was a daughter of the late William H. Hudson, whose death occurred here a number of years ago. Her husband, A.L. Cox, also preceded her in death. Surviving areeight children, a sister, Mrs. John Simpson of this city, who was at her bedside at the time of her death, and a brother, William Hudson. Funeral services were held Monday at the home. Interment was at Mo.
Frank, the bright, active and ambitious little son of Ben and Sadie Crawford departed this life Sunday, May 12, 1912.
He had been a sufferer for about two weeks but was able to be up and about in the yard when, rather suddenly he was siezed with congestion that ended his short life early the next day.
Frankie was born March 20, 1903, making his age 9 years, 1 month and 29 days. He was converted Feb. 25 of this year. Joined the General Baptist church February18, 1912 and was expected to partake in the ordinance of baptism next Sunday.
He was an officer of he Junior Endeavor, acting as assistant librarian in which society he was a very regular attendant and good worker and just as active in Sunday School.
He with other Junior Endeavor boys, signed and was trying to keep a temperance pledge which he took since he became a christian.
He leaves his parents and two sisters, Pearl and Lucy, besides a host of relatives. We will miss him but "God giveth and God taketh," and some day we shall see him.
He was buried Tuesday, p.m., May 21, 1912 at Maple Grove, L.W. Spann officiating.
George Crawford whose death occurred at his home in Evansville, was buried here Monday morning. Mr. Crawford had made this his home for many years. He leaves besides his widow, four daughters and two sons.
NEWBURGH, IND., Oct. 29, 1879 - This date tells the departure of one most near and dear to many. At the residence of J.W. Walden, 2-1/2 miles west of Newburgh, Mrs. Nannie Crawford, wife of G.W. Crawford, died of consumption, Oct. 29, 1879 at 5 o'clock and 15 minutes. She was 21 years, 2 months and 26 days old. After bidding husband and friends a last farewell, she closed her eyes to rest till God shall call her from her slumbers, telling friends, one and all, to meet her in heaven. Nannie, if I had thought thou couldst have died, I might not weep for thee. But I forgot when by thy side That thou couldst mortal be. It never through my mind had passed The time would ever be, That I on thee should look my last, And thou shouldst smile no more. If thou wouldst stay e'en as thou art, All cold and all serene,I still might press thy silent heart, And where thy smiles have been. While e'en thy chill, bleak corse I have, Thou seemest still my own; But there I lay thee in thy grave, And I am left alone. I do not think, where'er thou art, Thou hast forgotten me, And I perhaps may sooth this heart In thinking, too, of thee. For there was round thee such a dawn Of light ne'er seen before, As fancy never could have drawn, And never can restore. G.W.C.
FALL FATAL TO WOMAN - Mrs. Mary R. Darby, 86, died Friday afternoon, May 22, at her home in Newburgh as a
result of a broken hip suffered in a fall on April 3. She was the great-granddaughter of John Sprinkle, one of
the founders of Newburgh.
Surviving are two sons, Harry A., a linotype operator on the Evansville Journal, Fred G. Darby, a businessman of Evansville, and one grandson, Harry J. Darby.
Funeral services which were held at Newburgh Sunday were largely attended. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Newburgh.
James Darum died at his home two miles north of this city early Monday morning after a lingering illness of Bright's disease. He was 65 years old. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Keller, and one son, Edward Darum. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Revs. D.P. Holt of this city and Thomas Smith of Scalesville officiating. Burial took place at Freedom cemetery under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Mrs. Emily Isabelle Davis, age 72 years, wife of S.T. Davis, died at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at her home at Tennyson following a long illness. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. Mrs. Davis was an estimable woman, modest and retiring, and her life was characterized by her love and devotion to her family. She was well known in Boonville, where she formerly lived for many years. She leaves, besides her husband, five sons, Charles and Oliver of Louisville, Horace of Tennyson, Chandler of Columbia, Mo., Earl of Beaumont, Texas, and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Christian of St. Louis; also three sisters, Mrs. George Wells of this city, Mrs. H.E. Davis of Pullman, Ill., and Mrs. Helen Schmid of Cincinnati. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home. The body was laid to rest by the side of a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Reed, at Maple Grove cemetery, Boonville.
"Mrs. Emma B. Davis, wife of Thos. Davis died suddenly at 10 o'clock Wednesday night at her home near Wesley Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Sunday morning at Wesley Chapel, followed by burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery."
"Mrs. Dorothy Davis was born near Newburgh, Ind., November 22, 1838,
and departed this life at 6:30 a.m., March 20, 1926, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C.D. Williams of Boonville, Ind. At an early age of nine
years she was converted and united with the M.E. church at this place
which was her church home until her death.
On April 15, 1858, she was wedded to Thomas F. Davis, who answered the Master's call March 3, 1899. Eight children were born to this union. Three, Charles, William, and Mrs. Worth Carter, have passed to the great beyond. Five children, Oliver, Thomas, Mrs. C.D. Williams and Mrs. Jonas Camp of Boonville, and Simon of Richmond, Va. Eighteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren together with a host of friends await the reunion.
She loved her church and her bible and clung to its promises with simple childlike faith. Death held no terrors for her but opened the doors to a glorious life eternal. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.A. Skelton, Monday, at 10:30 a.m., at Wesley Chapel. Burial in Wesley cemetery.
I cannot say, and I will not say That she is dead. She is just away With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand She has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming how very fair It needs must be, since she lingers there. And you--oh you, who in the wildest yearn For the oldtime step and the glad return Think of her faring on. As dear In the love of there as the love of here. Think of her still as the same, I say
She is not dead--she is just away."
Mrs. Rosetta Pauline Davis, age 52, wife of Horace Davis, died at her home at Tennyson Thursday of last week after a long illness due to complication of diseases. Surviving are her husband and two sons, Ralph and Chester. Funeral services were held Sunday at the home. Burial at Skelton cemetery.
"Mrs. Sarah Ann Davis, daughter of Rev. John W. Youngblood, died
October 29, 1909, at Wichita, Kan. She was born in Warrick county, Ind.,
near Yankeetown, August 2, 1831.
On December 11, 1851, Miss Youngblood was married to Amos W. Davis. To this union were born three sons and two daughters. She brought up her family in Warrick county. In October, 1883, she removed, with her husband and youngest daughter, to Kansas for the former's health. They settled in Kingman county, and lived at Norwich from 1885 to 1900, when Mr. and Mrs. Davis entered the Kansas Masonic home, where they remained until their deaths. The two oldest children having died, Mrs. Davis is survived by Dr. J. S. Davis of East Prairie, Mo.; Albert T. Davis, of Wichita, Kan.; and Hester R. Freese, Hutchinson, Kansas. She also leaves two brothers, Charles L. Youngblood, of Folsom, New Mexico, and Thomas B. of Boonville, Ind.
W.F. Davis was born Nov. 10, 1850 and passed away Jan. 31, 1920. He left one daughter, Cora B. Davis and
three grandchildren, Willie B. Douglas, Margaret O. Douglas and Virginia B. Douglas, and one brother, Wayne
Davis, and three half-brothers, David Brown of Richland, Philip Brown and Wesley Brown of Boonville, also two
half-sisters, Mrs. John Siegel and Mrs. Henry Kissel.
He joined the M.E. church when he was about 16 years of age and had lived a Christian life ever since. In his last illness he said he was ready to go and told his daughter not to worry.
He went to Oklahoma and lived eighteen years and came back Nov. 8, 1919.
Judge C.A. DeBruler died at 3:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Upper Second street after being unconscious since he suffered a stroke of apoplexy of the brain on early Saturday morning. The family was at his bedside when the end came peacefully. Like a child, he sank to rest.
Judge DeBruler, after a long life as an attorney at the local bar, was elected to the circuit court in 1908 and his term would not have expired until the end of 1912.
Judge DeBruler was born in Jasper in 1843. Had he lived until next Saturday, he would have been 68 years old.
He was the son of Lemuel Quincy DeBruler, lawyer and very prominent in politics, who was judge of the court of common pleas. His mother was Anna Condit before her marriage. She died here a few years ago.
The family moved to Rockport in 1853. Judge DeBruler received his common school education in Rockport and went to Indiana university when 16 years old.
He took his a.B. degree there and later took his L.L.B. at Harvard university. He married Miss Ella Drehr of Rockport. To this union four children wee born, Mrs. G.C. Dunlevy, Evansville, Ross Thompson, Washington D.C., Miss Grace DeBruler, Evansville and Riley DeBruler, attorney, Evansville.
Robert Dewhurst, son of Richard and Marie Dewhurst, was born in Lancashire, England, April 10, 1833. At the
age of four years, he, with his parents and two brothers, migrated to this country, this being the year that
Queen Victoria ascended the throne of England. The family settled in Evansville, Indiana. Here, while he was yet
a small boy, he lost his father; and in a short time he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Griffin, living about eight
miles from Boonville. Here he spent his boyhood and early manhood days. When the civil war broke out, at the age
of 27, he enlisted in Co. G, 1st Ind. Cav., serving throughout the war. In April of 1865, after having been
mustered out of service, he was married to Sarah Hunsaker, near Boonville. To this union were born two sons and
one daughter, Elvah and Robert Dale and Zella May. The daughter alone survives, with her three daughters. He
united with the Methodist church at an early age and at one period of his life was an active licensed minister
of that church. One of his greatest pleasures was traveling about through the states, he having only recently
returned from a trip to California. For the last several years he made his home with his daughter, whose patient
and loving ministrations he received, and his passage has left in the home a void only time can heal. His mental
faculties were keenly alert to the end, and to converse with him was history in its most interesting form. On
Feb. 10, without pain or struggle, he quietly slipped away to join those whom he had so devotedly loved. What a
halo of glory surrounded this venerable man, whose entire life was spent in the fear and admonition of the
Lord--truly, did he so live that when he approached the grave, it was as one who wraps the drapery of his couch
about him and lies down to pleasant dreams. Funeral services were conducted at the Boonville M.E. church Sunday,
Feb. 12, by Rev. Elmer St. Clair.
Amanda J. Dimmett was born in Tennessee April 5, 1857, the daughter of Monroe and Polona Roberts, deceased. She was united in marriage to Solomon S. Dimmett in the fall of 1873. To this union were born three children, Gurley M., born Nov. 12, 1878; Pearl M., born Aug. 18, 1881, and Lenpha, who died in infancy. She was converted and joined the Bethabara General Baptist church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member until her death, which occurred at the home of her son, Gurley M., in Boonville, on Aug. 28, 1921, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 23 days. She leaves, besides her children, one sister, Mrs. John Austill of Folsomville, one brother, Euphrates Roberts of Oklahoma and two grandchildren, Dorothy and Lorine Dimmett of Boonville, besides many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Court of Honor Lodge of Boonville and the Rebekah Lodge of Tennyson. She was a loving mother, always having at heart her family and friends. She will be greatly missed in the home and the community where she lived.
Mrs. Josephine Dodds, age 88 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Bench, Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Bench home, with interment at Maple Grove cemetery.
Charlotte Dorsey, wife of the late Benjamin F. Dorsey, was born December 19, 1859, in Pike county, Indiana, and died February 11, 1915, at Boonville, aged 55 years, 1 month and 22 days.
She was married to Benjamin Dorsey November 14, 1881, and twelve children were born to the union, of whom five preceded her to the grave. Those surviving are Mrs. Lizzie Simpson, Mrs. Ida Powell, Mrs. Rebecca Simpson, Mrs. Golda Dorsey and Leonard Dorsey, all of Boonville; and Mrs. Mary Skelton and Mrs. Martha Ashby of Evansville. She also leaves one brother, three sisters, two grandchildren and many friends. Mrs. Dorsey was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age, and lived a true and devoted christian the rest of her life. She was a member of the R.B. church at Little Zion, near Tennyson.
Funeral services were held at the residence on Oak street by the pastor, Bro. Lanman, Saturday, Feb. 12, after which the body was deposited in Kelley cemetery.
?Mrs. Charles Dougan, whose death occurred Saturday at her home at Chandler, was buried Monday at the Cross Roads cemetery following services at two o?clock at the home. Her newly born babe, which died shortly after its birth, was buried in the same casket with the mother.?
MYRTLE DRISCOLL DEAD
Myrtle Driscoll, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Driscoll, died Tuesday morning at their home near Newburgh. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning with interment at the Midway cemetery.
Mrs. Myrtle Hargrave Duncan died at the Duncan home near Morganfield, Ky., Jan. 30, 1920. Mrs. Duncan was 40 years old and was the youngest child of W.J. and Elvira Hargrave, deceased, all former residents of Boonville. On Feb 20, 1905, she was married to Mr. Duncan at Morganfield. She leaves her husband, her little daughter, Jamie, seven years old; one sister, Mrs. C.O. Ferguson of Boonville; two brothers, E.C. Hargrave of Boonville and W.W. Hargrave of Evansville. Mrs. Duncan's remains were laid to rest in the family lot at Morganfield, Feb. 1.
Sarah Ann Eastham, daughter of Hiram and Nancy Brown, was born Sept. 25, 1866; departed this life Oct. 30, 1923, at the age of 57 years, 1 month and 5 days. She was married to John Eastham Sept. 3, 1885. To this union were born two sons, who preceded her to the great beyond August, 1903. In early life she professed a hope in Christ and united with the G.B. church at Bethabara, in which she lived a consistent Christian life. She was a loving wife and kind neighbor, willing at all times to do her duty. She leaves a husband, two half brothers, Frank Brown of Campbell, Mo., and David Brown of Heilman; two half-sisters, Martha Skelton of Boonville and Nancy Stephens of Heilman; also Joseph Brown, Mrs. Della Skelton and Mrs. Lou Smith, all of Boonville; Mrs. Amanda Mundy, Mrs. Flora Ebright, Gilbert, James and Galen Brown, all of Evansville, and many friends.
Word has been received in the city of the death of Rev. Alexander C. Edwards, father of Rev. C.C. Edwards, former pastor of the M.E. church here but now living in Franklin, Ind., at whose home his venerable father passed away on Thursday of Last week. He was 96 years old and is believed to be the oldest retired Baptist minister in Indiana. He was ordained a Baptist minister at Paxton, Ill., in 1858, and for forty years held pastorates in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. Funeral services were held at the home in Franklin Saturday afternoon.
Albert G. Edwards, aged 77 years, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home five miles south of Boonville. His death was due to a paralytic storke. He was one of Warrick county's pioneer citizens. Surviving him are three sons, Nick, Everett and John. Funeral services are to be held from the home at 10 o'clock this morning, with burial at Baker cemetery. Rev. Wyatt will officiate.
Mrs. Ardeline Edwards, age 86 years, died Monday morning at her home on First street. Nephritis was the cause of her death. Mrs. Edwards spent the greater part of her life in this county. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Adele Tubbs of this city and Mrs. Emily Tweedy and a son, Harrison Edwards, of Chandler. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. H.B. McClanahan of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial took place Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at Baker cemetery.
Edward Edwards was born in Franklin county, Tenn., Dec. 4, 1848, and died at Gurdon, Ark. Dec. 29, 1919, aged
71 years and 25 days.
In 1850 his father and mother moved to Indiana and settled on a farm near Chandler, where he grew to manhood. Almost his entire life was spent in Warrick county. In 1912, with a desire to improve conditions for his children, he sold his farm and moved to Gurdon, Ark.
On Dec. 2, 1870, he was united in marriage to Lucy C. Judkins. To this union nine children were born. Six are still living - Samuel, Leslie and Howard, Mrs. Ida Howes, Mrs. Lillie Thompson and Alta, all of Gurdon; also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides one sister, Mrs. Anna E. Broshears, and many friends.
He professed faith in Christ at a meeting held at Thorny Grove schoolhouse in 1869 and joined the M.E. church. He lived a conscientious Christian life. He was a man who always made friends wherever he went and by his death, the family has lost a kind husband, a loving father and the community, a good neighbor.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at Chandler Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. The services were conducted by Rev. B.L. Scroggs, assisted by Rev. Noble. Burial at Center cemetery. Pallbearers were John Graulich, George Harrison, Henry Wright, John Roberts, Will Hilliard and Randolph McCool.
Harley D. Edwards, 37, of Evansville, native of Warrick county, died last week at the Deaconess hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Lily; his mother, Mrs. Inda Edwards, and a sister, Mrs. Dezzie Stephens.
The body was removed to the Koehler funeral home here. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Friendship church near Lynnville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Emmerling, Emma P.
October 15, 1926 (Friday) Boonville Standard
Mrs. Emma P. Emmerling, age 65, died Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Wm. R. Hurt, at Dayville. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Yankeetown. Burial was at the Bates cemetery.
Mrs. J.V. Edwards, a former resident of this place, died at the residence of her daughter in Cincinnati, on Tuesday. Mrs. Edwards was 67 years of age. The remains will be brought to Tennyson and interred at Bloomfield Friday (today).
Critically ill for three days, John W. Edwards, 70, 300 Waggoner avenue, Evansville, died at 7:15 o'clock Thursday night of last week at his home. Mr. Edwards, a retired Warrick county farmer, had lived in Evansville for about ten years. He was Lane township assessor for four years, 1904-1908. He is survived by his wife, Inda; a daughter, Mrs. Dezzie Stephens, and son, Harley, both of Evansville; four brothers, William of DeGonia, J.D. of Lynnville, Charles of Grandview and Callie of Richland, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Koehler Brothers mortuary, Boonville, with further services at 2:30 o'clock at Friendship church, near Lynnville, Rev. Lowell Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Funeral services for Jonathan Dennie "Dee" Edwards, 76, who died Monday night at his home near Lynnville, were held at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at the Log Creek church in Pike county. Rev. Claude Hunsaker was in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Cora; a son, Arles Edwards of Boonville, former Warrick county coroner; three brothers, Billie Edwards of Ash Iron Springs, Charles of Rockport and Callie Edwards of Richland, and five grandchildren.
Died on the 27 day of January, 1902, Mrs. Malinda Edwards, aged 42 years. She was the wife of Henry Edwards, and leaves her husband and six children to mourn her loss. She was buried at the Selvin cemetery on the 28th; Rev. Hale preaching the funeral.
Murmel, daughter of Dee and Cora Edwards, was born July 13, 1905, and departed this life June 17, 1920, age 14 years, 10 months and 25 days. She leaves her parents, one sister, one brother and many friends. Murmel gave her heart to Jesus in March, 1919, and showed by her patient spirit that her faith was anchored in Him. She was a faithful attendant at Sunday School and church as long as health permitted. She will be greatly missed by her young classmates.
Mrs. Sam Edwards, widow, died at her home two miles north of Chandler Wednesday night shortly after midnight.
The death of Samuel Edwards, one of Warrick County's most prominent farmers, occurred at Hayden's sanitarium at Evansville, following an operation. Mr. Edwards had been in failing health for several years, due to a complication of diseases. He had reached the age of 72. He is survived by his wife and six children. Funeral services were held Wednesday.
Mrs. Otto Elzer died at the family home near Boonville, Wednesday, April 12, at the age of 18 years, 8 months and 9 days. After a short funeral service at the late home and Elizabeth Chapel church, conducted by the Revs. Lisman, Jones and Wiegand, Saturday morning, April 15, her body was laid to rest in Maple Grove cemetery. Hazel Baum Elzer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Baum, was born in this county August 3, 1892. She was converted at the age of eleven and united with the Brown's Chapel Methodist church during a revival conducted by Rev. W.H. Davidson. She lived a consistent Christian life until her death and died giving full assurance to friends of her acceptance with the Father. December 24, 1910, she was united in marriage to Otto Elzer. They had lived in their new home but two and one half weeks when death overtook the young wife. She leaves father, mother, husband and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death.
Thomas Barton Eskew, son of Mary Ann Carter Eskew and John Eskew, was born May 22, 1853, in Warrick county, in the Wesley Chapel neighborhood. Here he lived until seventeen years of age, then moved with his parents to a farm near Oakland City. On Oct. 23, 1873, he was united in marriage to Malinda J. Robinson. He was a member of the United Brethren church for many years. He was the third child of ten children. A brother, Cyrus, of Princeton, two half-sisters and a half-brother survive him. He was a kind husband and good neighbor. The latch string was always out to his acquaintances. He was genial and cheerful and one always felt better for having visited with him. Mr. Eskew had been in poor health about three months, but no one thought he was seriously ill. He was stricken Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 1923, and lived about three hours, passing away at 7:30 p.m. He knew he was going and said he was at peace with his Maker. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren church, Oakland City, August 25 at 10 a.m. Burial at Montgomery cemetery, near that place.
Mrs. Nancy Mariah Gardner Evans was born in Warrick county, Ind.
March 24, 1850 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivy J. Hart,
near Chandler, Feb. 25, 1917, aged 66 years, 11 months and 4 days.
She grew to womanhood and on Feb. 17, 1899, she was married to Windfield Scott Gardner. To this union were born two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. Ivy J. Hart, survives her, the older one having died at the age of 23 years.
Her first husband died May 22, 1874, leaving her with two small children. She struggled along until about the year 1878, when she was married to William Evans of this county. To this union were born three children, one of whom survives, the others dying in infancy.
Her second husband departed this life Dec. 18, 1900. Being again left alone, she made her home with her children.
She was converted and united with the Baptist church at Sharon in early life. Later she transferred to Park Memorial Presbyterian church, Evansville, and remained a member until her death. She lived a consistent Christian life, being loyal to her church, and was always found in the sanctuary of the Lord when able to attend.
Mrs. Evans was of a cheerful disposition, having a smile and a good word for everyone she met. She was a kind, affectionate mother, never sparing anything that would make her children happy and contented in this life.
She leaves two children, Mrs. Ivy J. Hart of this county and Geo. Evans of Evansville; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.