Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Smith


Always  and  Forever  Tributes
The American Diabetes Association
September, 2012
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         Don R. Smith,  78, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012, in Kingsland, GA.
         Born in Shelbyville, IN, on August 13, 1934, he was the son of the late  Raymond Oliver and  Mary Rose (Cotton) Smith  He married Phyllis Binford on November 19, 1955.
         He is survived by his wife and son Victor (Diane) Smith of Kingsland, GA; daughters  Tonya (Marty) Brown  of Clare, MI;  Shelley (Mike) Senteney  of Trafalgar, IN; and brother  Jerry (Tyna) Smith  of Shelbyville, IN, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
         He was preceded in death by brothers  Junior Smith,  Jack Smith,  Dale Smith,  and sisters  Delores Willison,  Louise Wetter, and  Betty Sweany.
         A 1953 Shelbyville High School graduate, he worked at the Borden Dairy, KCL Corporation, Hub Shoes, and retired as the superintendent from the Shelby Manor in 1999. He was a member of the Lewis Creek Baptist Church, and attended First Baptist Church of St. Mary's.
         Most know Don as a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and IU basketball fanatic. He enjoyed watching a variety of sports, and always made sure to keep the officials in line.
         Many who spent time with him also know that even more than sports, he loved his family. He loved to show off their pictures and tell their stories.
         Whether it was a sporting event, dance recital, drama or musical production, he could be found sitting in the stands or along the sidelines if one of his children or grandchildren was involved.
         This love of family started with loving the girl he shamelessly pursued in high school until they married nearly fifty-seven years ago. Together they nurtured three children, influenced six grandchildren and spoiled three great grandchildren.
Contributed by Wanda Council


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
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Ronald L. Smith, 41, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 18, 1962, in Canton, Ill., s/o  Ronald E.  and  Eileen C. (Hardy) Smith.
Married  Kathy J. Hudson  on Oct. 12, 1996, and she survives.
Survivors:  parents of Shelbyville;  2 daughters, Amy M. Smith  of Pendleton and  Ariel K. Smith  of Shelbyville; one stepson, Joseph W. Dugan  of Shelbyville; two stepdaughters, Natalie N. Dugan  and  Michelle R. Dugan, both of Shelbyville;  two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Lisa) Parker  of Chillicothe, Ill., and  Mrs. Jerry (Julie) Haggerty  of Marietta, Ill.; grandmother, Catherine Hardy  of Bloomington, Ill.; and two expected grandchildren.
Truck driver for 13 years with Republic of Greenfield, formerly Rumpke of Indiana.
Graduated in 1980 from Spoon River Valley High School in London Mills, Ill.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., Rev. Dan McCollough officiating.
Interment:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, March 9, 2002
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R. Keith Smith, 72, of Holton and formerly of Waldron, died Tuesday March 2, 2002, at Tallahassee, Florida.
Born April 15, 1929 in Shelby County, s/o  Harry C. and Avonell (Sink) Smith.  Married  Pauline M. Weintraut on August 4, 1951, she survives.
Survivors include :  3 sons, James Smith,  Clifford Smith,  Jeff Smith;  5 daughters, Lynda Curson,  Valerie Coen,  Connie McEvoy,  Teresa Moore,  Marcey Pike; one brother, Lester Smith.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Ford Motor Co, tool and die maker for 26 years.
U.S. Navy for nine years, served in the Korean War.
Member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood; former member of St. Vincent Catholic Church in Shelbyville.
Member of the Golden Age Retirees and the Bears of Blue River Camper Club in Shelbyville, the Knights of Columbus in Osgood, former member of the Waldron Volunteer Dept.
Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dennis Smith
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, June 24, 1997
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JACK O. SMITH, 65, Shelbyville, died Monday.  Born on August 10, 1931, in Shelbyville, s/o  Raymond O.  and  Mary Rose (Cotton)  Smith.  July 31, 1965, married  Arlene (Bright) Smith, she survives.  Served from 1958-1980 w/ Shelbyville Police Department.  Veteran of the U.S. Army.  Member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Fraternal Order of Police and Police League.
Survivors:  wife; two brothers, Don Smith  and  Jerry Smith; sister,  Betty  Sweany.  Prececded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda Counsil
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
November 15, 1991
Page 2    Column 6
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EMMA  J. SMITH
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Emma J. Smith, 83, Indianapolis, Shelbyville native and relative of local residents, died Thursday.  Member of the General Assembly and Church of the First Born.
D/o  Oliver and Mary (Lenfesty) Crane, born Aug. 27, 1908, in Shelbyville.  Married to Leonard Smith, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are daughters, Rosalie Hilliard,  Colleen Burnett  and  Mary Sisson;  sons, Daniel Smith,  James Smith,  Paul Smith,  Jeremiah Smith; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Hadley.  A son preceded her in death.
Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery, Martinsville.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 20, 1988
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FLORENCE  E.  SMITH
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          Florence E. Smith,  76, R.R. 1, Waldron, died at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday at W.S. Major Hopsital where she had been a patient two weeks.  Mrs. Smith, a lifelong Shelbyville resident, had been a housewife.  She was a member of the Fairland chapter, Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the West Street United Methodist Church.
          A daughter of  Louie and Stella (Haley) Snapp,  she was born December 31, 1911, in Shelbyville.  She was married May 4, 1929, to  Emrial "Red" Perry,  who preceded her in death May 9, 1962.  She was married Feb. 19, 1965, to  Meridith Smith,  who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter,  Mrs. Charles (Betty) Williams,  Waldron; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  One sister preceded her in death.
          Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. David Cummings officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
May 13, 1986
Page 2    Column 3
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WILLA  B. SMITH
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Willa B. Smith, 76, died Monday.  Graduated from St. John's School of Nursing.  Member of the Gwynneville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, Blue River Senior Citizens and Morristown Order of Eastern Star No. 316.
D/o  Clarence  and  Maude (Sowder) Carter, she was born in Danville Aug. 18, 1909.  Married Feb. 2, 1931, to Ora E. Smith, who died Dec. 30, 1965.
Surviving:  son, John Smith, daughters, Mrs. Cedric (Sally) HamMrs. James (Shirley) Short; sister, Lyn Stevens.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, December 14, 1983
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John H. "Smitty" Schmidt, 63, Morristown, died Wednesday in Greenfield.
Born June 1, 1920, Egan, South Dakota, s/o  Harm  and  Anna (Gerdes) Schmidt.
Married  Vivienne Lane, 1943;  she survives.
Hancock County resident since 1946.
Owner and operator of Schmidt Sales and Service implement dealership, Greenfield.
Member and trustee of Trinity Park United Methodist Church, Greenfield;  Sunday school teacher.
Member of IN Implement Dealers Assoc., Hancock Co Masonic Lodge, Greenfield York Rite, Murat Shrine and Miriam Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
WWII Army Air Corps.
Survivors:  sons, Rev. Inez Prather, Fleming Colorado,  Jay Schmidt  and  Rex Schmidt, Greenfield;  sister Heelen Sterrett,  brothers, Walter Schmidt  and  Wilfred Schmidt, South Dakota;  eight grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.
Pasco Memorial Mortuary.  Trinity Park United Methodist Church with Rev. Ross Vandine officiating.
Burial:  Park Cemetery, Greenfield.
Contributions:  church and the American Lung Association
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday February 25, 1982
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Mrs. Carrie H. Smith, 70, New Carlisle, Ohio.
Mrs. Smith died unexpectedly Wednesday, Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.
Native of Shelby county, born November 19, 1902, to  George and  Rosa (Woodruff) Emerich.
Married to Omer Smith, who died September 1976.
Member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist church, new Carlisle.
Surviving are five children,  Mrs. Orville (Maverne) Abbitt and  Charles Smith, both of New Carlisle;  Jack Smith, Indianapolis;  Herbert Smith, Vincennes; and  William Smith, West Carrollton, Ohio.  Also 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle.
Services:  Star Baptist Church near St. Paul.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
October 27, 1981
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Mrs. Beatrice Smith,  96, died Sunday, October 25, 1981, Greenwood.
Former Morristown resident.
Born February 16, 1885, Bloomfield, Indiana, d/o  John W. and  Mary Hughes Kidd.
Married  Allen Smith; he died in 1936.
Practical nurse for 30 years.
Member Morristown Christian Church.
Survived by four children:  Paul T. Smith, Sr., Indianapolis, and  Carl T. Smith, Versailles;  Mrs. Thelma Beckley  and  Mrs. Wilma Tilson,  both of Indianapolis area, 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.
Burial:  Acton Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
July, 1980
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Earl J. Smith, 77, Shelbyville, died Sunday July 20, 1980.  Born November 2, 1902 in Middletown, s/o  Andrew  and  Lillie Underwood Gregory Smith.  On January 5, 1920 he married  Bonnie Conway, who survives.  Also surviving are 3 children, Norman Smith;  Mrs. George (Delorma) Morgan;  Mrs. William (Ireva) Oswald. A brother Harry Smith, and a half-brother  Delby Gregory  and a half-sister Valeria Kelley  preceded him in death.
37 1/12 years at the Waldley Products Company of Waldron.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dennis Smith
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
January 26, 1980
Smith
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Dale E. Smith, 41, Kokomo, a former Shelbyville resident, died Friday in Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 25, 1939 in Shelbyville, s/o  Raymond O. and Mary (Cotton) Smith.  Married Millie Scanlon here on July 4, 1965; she preceded in death on Jan. 4, 1978.
Employed for the past 15 years with the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company, most recently managing the Royce Shoe Store in Kokomo.  Had worked for the company in Columbus, Crawfordsville, Mattoon, Ill. and Ithaca, N.Y.  Member of the Temple Baptist Church in Kokomo.
Survivors include two step-daughters, Mrs. Tom (Debbie) Mays of Greentown, and Miss Sherry Abrams, Kokomo; three brothers, Jerry Smith and Jack Smith, both of Shelbyville, and Don Smith of Marietta; and three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Betty) Sweany  of Flat Rock, Mrs. Ouise Wetter of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Gerald (Delores) Willison of Salem, Ill.
Murphy Mortuary Monday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Bradley Price officiating.  Burial in the Dale Cemetery, Connersville.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
on or shortly after February 26, 1979
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Harry “Buck” Smith, 72, formerly of Waldron, died at a Eustis, Florida hospital, February 26, 1979.  Survivors are 2 sons, R. Keith Smith of Waldron, and Lester Smith of Nebraska; a brother Earl J. Smith, of Shelby County and 13 grandchildren. Burial in Florida.
Submitted and summarized by Barb Huff for Dennis Smith


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 15, 1977
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Mrs. Dorothy E. Smith, 72, died Sunday at Heritage House Convalescent Center, Shelbyville.
Employed with former Porter Steel Co.
Member of Beacon Baptist Church.
Born January 21, 1905, Shelbyvile, d/o  Albert  and  Gertrude Marks Evans.
Married  Elton E. Smith  March 31, 1921;  he died December 30, 1969.
Survivors:  children, Mrs. Gene (Alice) Davis,  Mrs. Wanda DeHo,  Mrs. William R. (Lois) Gahimer, Shelbyville,  Jack D. Smith  and  Bill J. Smith, both of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Ray Evans, Greenfield.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Ira Hallmark officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday September 13, 1976
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Omer Z. Smith, 91, 1671 Daleridge Road, New Carlisle, Ohio, a Rush county native, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday.
Born Rush County November 7, 1884, to  Richard and  Elizabeth (Standaford) Smith.
Mechanic most of his life.
Survivors:  wife  Carrie; four sons,  William E. Smith, West Carrollton, Ohio;  Charles R. Smith, New Carlisle,  Jack Smith, Indianapolis and  Herbert Smith, Terre Haute; a daughter,  Mrs. Maverne Abbitt, New Carlisle; a sister,  Mrs. Josephine Tilley, Greensburg, 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Trostel-Chapman funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio.
Burial:  Star Church Cemetery, Greensburg.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, April 2, 1976
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Miss Melba E. Smith, 74, died Sunday at 1:00 a.m., Morristown.
Resided with  Barbara Yarber, Morristown, during extended illness.
Born July 4, 1901, Shelbyville, d/o  David and  Emma Weaver Smith.
Survivors:  several cousins.
Retired school teacher, Johnson County, Goshen and Milan.
Graduate of Butler University, 1922.
Member of Shelbyville Branch of the American Association of University Women and Mary Mott Green Chapter, DAR.
Attended the former London United Methodist Church.
Carmony Funeral Home, Rev. LeRoy Williams officiating.
Burial:  Cunningham Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 28, 1974
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MARY  ROSE  SMITH
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 Mrs. Mary Rose Smith, 73, 401 Montgomery Street, died at 6:00 a.m. Sunday at Community Hospital, Indianapolis.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Glenn W. McGuire officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
D/o  David  and  Retta  (Woodruff)  Cotton;  born September 21, 1901 in Rays Crossing.  Married  Raymond O. Smith  on May 1, 1919 and he died in 1949.  Seven children surviving:  Mrs. Richard (Louise) Wetter,  Indianapolis, Mrs. Wayne (Betty) Sweany,  Flat Rock,  Mrs. Gearld (Delores) Willison Bethalto, Illinois, Jack O. Smith and Jerry E. Smith, Shelbyville Dale E. Smith,  Kokomo, and Don R. Smith, Flat Rock and 13 grandchildren.  Son, 2 brothers and 1 sister preceded in death.  Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Wanda Counsil
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, March 4, 1974
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MR. SMITH  DIES  AT  89
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Robert I. Smith, 89, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, died today.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County, Mr. Smith was a retired farmer and a member of the Shelby County Horsemen's Association.
Born at Fenns Station February 12, 1885, s/o  Clarence and  Lenora (Welliver) Smith.  February 9, 1915, married  Beulah T. Strickler, who died October 24, 1960.  Surviving are 2 children, Claude E. Smith, R.R. 4, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Ralph  (Katherine)  Sandefur, R.R. 2, Edinburg; 2 grandchildren, and a brother and 2 sisters, Joseph C. Smith, Shelbyville, and  Miss Mary Maude Smith   and  Mrs. Frances Ward, Carmel.  5 brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Ewing Mortuary, with Rev. Marvin Isley officiating.  Burial Boggstown Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, June 22, 1972
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CAREY  SMITH  DIES  AT  HOME
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Carey C. Smith, 83, 835 Main Street, died at his home today.
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville, Mr. Smith served as Addison Township assessor after his election on the Democratic ticket in 1938.  Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Born March 25, 1889, s/o  Robert A. and Emma (Hurst) Smith.
November 3, 1931, married  Mabel Osborne and she is the only immediate survivor.
Sleeth Funeral Home.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  News
Springfield, Ohio
Thursday, December 3, 1970
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          Mrs. Mary E. Smith,  82, of Shelbyville, Ind. formerly of Springfield, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday in Shelbyville.  She was born February 23, 1888, in Clark county, the daughter of  William and Sarah Callison.  Survivors include her husband,  Robert M.; four daughters,  Mrs. Russell (Edith) HoweryMrs. LeVane (Ellen) Young,  Mrs. James (Dorothy) Delop,  all of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Virgil (Florence) Hall  of Plymouth, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters,  Mrs. George (Allie) Hoss  and  Mrs. Oron (Hazel) Ebersole, both of Springfield, and a number of nieces and nephews.  A sister, Mrs. Grace Beard  preceded her in death November 25 of this year.  Services and burial were held Wednesday in Shelbyville, Ind.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, April 3, 1969
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          Scott R. "John" Smith,  81, 624 W. Franklin St., died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage House where he had been a patient one week.  He had been in failing health several years.
          Mr. Smith, a first sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I, was a retired grocer and a member of the Apoltolic Tabernacle.
          Born in Shelbyville April 29, 1887, the son of  Thomas J. and  Lucinda (White) Smith,  he was married on July 1, 1911, in Shelbyville to  Emma Ray Hoover  who survives.
          Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy (Bertha) Driscoll,  and granddaughter,  Mrs. Jack (Mayrose) Wilson,  both of Shelbyville, and two great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
          Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Murphy Mortuary with Rev. Robert Cavaness officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, October 10, 1963
Page 1, column 4
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. SMITH
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Rites Saturday For Waldron Woman, 82
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Mrs. Lillie F. Smith, 82, Waldron, died at Major Hosp today.  Waldron area resident most of her life.
Member of the Waldron Baptist Church, and the Waldron Rebekah Lodge.
Burial will be in the Vienna Cemetery.
D/o  Jasper  and  Mary (Burns) Underwood, she was born in Milhousen on February 11, 1881. Married William Gregory, who died in 1900.  Married Andrew Smith; he preceded her in death in 1935.
Last of a family of four.  Survived by three sons, Delby Gregory,  Earl Smith,  Harry Smith.  One son and daughter died in infancy.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dennis Smith
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 17, 1962
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Harry V. Smith, 80, Fairland, died at 8:00 p.m. Saturday.
Taught School in Shelby County for several years.  Operated an implement store in Fairland before retiring.
Born in Boggstown on February 28, 1882, s/o  Robert N.  and  Rosa (Klinger) Smith.  Last member of family of seven.
Survivors:  niece and two nephews.
Lived in Fairland community entire life.
Member of the Fairland Methodist Church.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Charles Williams officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, October 25, 1960
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BEULAH  SMITH  DIES  AT  HOME
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County Resident, 66, Was Ill Five Years
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Mrs. Robert  (Beulah T.)  Smith, 66, died at her home in Washington township on R.R. 6, Shelbyville, Monday.
Born in Sullivan county in Tennessee, January 11, 1894, d/o  Reuben and Agnes Strickler.  Married to  Robert I. Smith  on February 9, 1915, and he survives at home.  Survivors incl 2 children, Claude E. Smith  of Washington township and  Mrs. Ralph Sandefur of Jackson township; four sisters, Mrs. Paul Thrasher of Columbus,  Mrs. Fred Glossbrenner of New Castle,  Mrs. Dorothy King  of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Landy Meyer of Morristown; one brother, Earl Strickler of this city, and 2 grandchildren.  1 brother and 2 half brothers preceded in death.
Resident of Shelby county since 1903.  Member of the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Ewing Mortuary Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. E. V. Wilson and Rev. Harry Blaich officiating.  Burial Boggstown cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
circa 1955
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          David Smith, 92, retired attorney and oldest member of the Shelby County Bar Association, died at his home in oral township at 5:45 this morning following an illness of three years.  Death occurred in the same house where he was born December 21, 1863.
          The son of  Henry C.  and  Elizabeth (Turner) Smith,  Mr. Smith had spent his entire life in Shelby county and resided in Shelbyville for 21 years.  He was a member of the Indiana University School of Law class of 1894 and was admitted to the Shelby county bar that year.  He established offices in the Knights of Pythias building when the building was first built and first practiced law under  Judge Frank Glessner.
          On December 20, 1899, he was married to  Emma Weaver  whose death occurred March 6, 1945.  M.r Smith was the last of a family of 10 children and his only survivor is a daughter,  Miss Melba Smith,  at home.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. S. J. Cross officiating.  Interment will be in the Cunningham cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Charlene Hoff


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 7, 1952
Page 1
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RITES  HELD  FOR  MRS.  SMITH,  86
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          Funeral services were held at Greensburg this afternoon for  Mrs. Emmaline Smith, 86, former resident of Middletown in Shelby county, who died at her home in Greensburg Saturday at 5:00 a.m.  The rites were read by Rev. Jack E. Jones of the Greensburg Baptist Church at the Wenning and Porter Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. and interment was in South Park cemetery.
          Mrs. Smith was first married to Charles Wright, who died in 1932, and later was married to  Joseph Smith  of Greensburg, who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Louis Posz  of Middletown and  Mrs. David Welsh  of Greensburg, and two sons,  Joseph Wright  of Middletown and  Everett Wright  of Waldron.  Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican

Tuesday, February 13, 1951
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JOHN  R.  SMITH  DIES  IN  SOUTH
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          John R. Smith, former local milk-truck operator whose home was at 1025 Elm St., died suddenly in Miami, Fla., Monday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.
          Mr. Smith, who was about 60 years of age, had gone to the southern city about three weeks ago with his wife and son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith, of this city.
          Surviving with the son Ralph and the widow, Tessie Sandefur Smith, are two other children, Kenneth Smith, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Gertrude Ward  of Lafayette.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


 
The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 20, 1950
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. SMITH, 29
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Local Woman Died At Home Of Parents, Rites Friday
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(Wednesday, July 12)
Mrs. Joyce Taylor Smith, age 29, wife of  Glenn E. Smith, died Tuesday evening at the home of her parents, A[llie] J[ane] (Taylor) and Augustine Senour, 724 South Noble street.
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville, Mrs. Smith was born on June 18, 1921.  Member of the Wiley Methodist Church.
Marriage to Mr. Smith took place in St. Louis, Missouri in 1943.  Surviving with the parents and husband:  1 brother, William Harold Senour  of Indianapolis; 2 sisters, Mrs. Virginia Stewart, with her husband in Germany, and  Mrs. Era Leigh Johnson  of California, and the paternal grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Senour, this city.
Ewing Mortuary, Rev. Noel Hord  officiating.  Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Janet Gaither
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 25, 1950
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AGED  COUNTY  MAN  SUCCUMBS
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Fernando (Nan) Smith Dies At Home;
Funeral Thursday
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          Fernando W. (Nan) Smith, aged, retired Shelby county farmer, died at his home one and one-half miles south of Carrollton in Moral township Monday at 3:00 p.m.  Mr. Smith was 86 years of age and death followed a long illness.
          He was the son of  James E.  and  Nancy (Emmons) Smith  and was born in Shelby county on February 5, 1864.
          He is survived by the widow, Hattie Smith, and five children.  The children are  Mrs. Oral Henry  of this city,  Cary Smith  of Fountaintown, and  Mrs. Emmett Wright,  Mrs. Ralph Hasler  and  Mrs. Clifton Rattiff  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Hendryx and Fields Mortuaries New Palestine Chapel Thursday at 2:00 p.m.  Burial will be in the New Palestine cemetery.  Friends ... [my copy ends here].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 21, 1949
Page 3,    Column 3
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RAYMOND  SMITH  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Rites For Great States Employee To Be Saturday
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         Thursday, April 14 -- Raymond O. Smith, 49-year-old employee of the Great States Corp., died suddenly at his home at 401 Montgomery Street this morning.  He became ill late last night and death apparently was caused by a heart attack.  Mr. Smith was born on January 28, 1900, in Bartholomew county but had resided here for the past 39 years.  He was the son of  Jacob O. and  Susan (Gearhart) Smith.  In 1920 he was married to  Mary  Cotton  who survives with seven of eight children born to the union. The children are Betty, Jack, Don, Dale and Jerry at home;  Mrs. Deloris Willison of Dietrich, Illinois, and Louise Smith of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are two grandchildren and three sisters,  Mrs. Edith Perry,  Mrs. Nellie Martin and Mrs. Elva Oldham, all of Shelby county. Mr. Smith was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and Rev. Josephine B. Huffer, pastor of the church, will officiate at the funeral services Saturday afternoon. The rites will be held at the Murphy Mortuary at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda Counsil


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 4, 1947
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SMITH  RITES  TO  BE  TUESDAY
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Mrs. Elizabeth Belle Smith Dies At Home Of Niece
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         Mrs. Elizabeth Belle Smith, 84, widow of  John T. Smith, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Leota Smith, 555 West Taylor Street, Sunday.  The daughter of Newberry and Ann Stewart Buchanan, she was born July 18, 1863 in Rush county.  Her marriage to John T. Smith took place in 1880.  Mrs. Smith became a member of the Union M. E. church near Madison in girlhood.  She had been a resident of Shelbyville for forty years.  Surviving are six children; Nicholas, of Bryant, Indiana, Charles E., of North Vernon,  Andrew,  Chase and  Miss Mary Smith, all of Shelbyville, Ray, of Indianapolis; three brothers,  Howard and Nate Buchanan, of Ripley county,  George, of Fairland, Iowa; several grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with the Rev. Clarence Hager, assisted by the Rev. Alonzo Hamilton, officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 22, 1947
Page 1, column 2
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J. O. SMITH, 69, VETERAN, DIES
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City Resident Succumbs At Indianapolis
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         Jacob Oliver "Steve" Smith, 69 year old Spanish-American war veteran, died Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Veterans hospital at Indianapolis.  Mr. Smith's home was in the Shelby hotel. Born on March 17, 1878, at Courtland, Indiana, he was the son of  William and Elizabeth (Davis) Smith.  He was married on May 13, 1899, to Susan Gearhart, of Bartholomew county, and to this union six children were born, four of whom survive. Mrs. Smith preceded her husband in death in 1939.  The surviving children are  Mrs. Edith Perry,  Mrs. Earl Martin,  Mrs. Elva Oldham  and  Raymond Smith,  all of this community.  Surviving are 15 grandchildren, including Walter E. Perry, now serving with the U. S. Army in Japan, and Harold Perry, with the Marine Corps in Okinawa, and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral rites will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. in the Loren H. Murphy funeral home, with the Rev. Clarence Hager officiating. Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery and full militaty rites will be held by the United Spanish War Veterans.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 a.m. Thursday.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda Counsil


The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 7, 1945
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DEATH  CLAIMS  EMMA  SMITH
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Hip Fracture Fatal to Former School Teacher
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          Mrs. Emma B. Smith,  age 77, one-time teacher at the local junior high school, died at the W.S. Major hospital at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday of complications after she suffered a fractured hip at her home in Moral township last Tuesday.
          Mrs. Smith was the wife of  David Smith, to whom she was married on December 20, 1899.  She was born in Johnson county on November 20, 1867, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Horace Weaver.  She taught school for 33 years, 13 of those years at the local building.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in this city.
          Surviving with the husband are one daughter, Miss Melba E. Smith, at home; one brother, Frank Weaver, of London, and four sisters, Miss Ollie Weaver, of this city;  Mrs. Edna Ensminger, of near Fairland, and  Mrs. Allie Schloesser  and  Mrs. Bertha Hasler,  of Fairland.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced by Morris H. Sleeth.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed by Charlene


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 11, 1939
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FUNERAL  RITES  WILL  BE  HELD
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Services For William Smith To Be
Held At 2 O'Clock This Afternoon
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          Funeral services will be held today for  William Smith, age seventy-eight, a lifelong resident of Middletown, who died suddenly about 7:45 o'clock Saturday morning while working in the back yard of his home.  Mr. Smith was found dead by his great nephew, Keith Smith.
          The services will be held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the Ralph J. Edwards funeral home, with the Rev. D.P. Rowlette, pastor of the Waldron Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Middletown Cemetery.
          Mr. Smith was born in Middletown on December 29, 1860, the son of  William  and  Mary Smith.  He was a blacksmith.  He was never married and the only survivors are two nephews, Earl Smith  of Waldron and  Harry Smith  of Indianapolis.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Dennis Smith


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, May 30, 1939
Page 6
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EX-RESIDENT  OF  CITY  63,
DIES  ON  STAGE  IN  CHURCH
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         CONNERSVILLE, Ind.,  May 29 --- (U.P.) --- Mrs. W. J. [Clara] Smith died on the stage of the East Side Methodist church last night of a heart attack while appearing in a play sponsored by the church's missionary society.
         Mrs. Smith, who was sity-three, came here from Shelbyville 36 years ago.  She leaves the husband, three daughters, her mother, a brother and several grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon.
         Mrs. Smith was a sister of Howard Turner, of this city.  Her mother, Mrs. Dora Turner, resides on Second street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 8, 1939
Page 1     Column 3
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SMITH  FUNERAL  WILL  BE  TODAY
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Services for Mrs. Oliver Smith,
Of Brandywine Township, Arranged
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         In failing health for the past several months and critically ill since Tuesday, Mrs. Susan S. Smith, wife of Oliver Smith, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Earl Martin, in Brandywine Township.  Death was caused by a heart ailment.  Mrs. Smith, who was a well known resident of Shelbyville, having moved to the home of her daughter on Wednesday, was the daughter of  John  and  Elizabeth  Gearhart, and was born in Bartholomew county on November 23, 1873.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Smith May 13, 1899, and to this union six children were born, four of whom survive. They are Mrs. Walter Perry, of Shelby county; Raymond Smith, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Oris Oldham, also of this city, and  Mrs. Martin, at whose home she died.  Also surviving besides the husband, is a brother, John Gearhart, of Bartholomew county, and fourteen grandchildren.  The deceased was a member of the auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans post here and of the First Christian Church.  The body was moved to the Loren H. Murphy funeral home, where services will be conducted today at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Ernest L. Ford, First Christian Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda Counsil


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 24, 1938
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RETIRED  ELEVATOR
MANAGER  IS  KILLED
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Fall Through Window Is Fatal to
Joh Clarence Smith, 80,
Formerly of Fenns.
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SUFFERS  BACK  INJURY
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          Falling out of a second story window at the home of his daughter in Indianapolis,  John Clarence Smith,  80, former manager of the  Nading  grand elevator at Fenns, was fatally injured today.
          The accident occurred at the home of  Mrs. Frances Ward,  4128 Broadway street, where Mr. Smith had been living for the past few years.  He evidently fell through the window while attempting to find the door when he first awakened.  The accident occurred about 6:00 a.m.
          As he fell to the ground outside the home he suffered what was believed to be a minor back injury, but the shock of the fall was believed responsible for his death.  Position of a chair near the window indicated he had stumbled over it, causing him to plunge through the window.
          For many years Mr. Smith operated the elevator and general store at Fenns Station.  He retired about seven years ago.  He was widely known throughout the county, where he spent nearly his entire lifetime.
          The son of  Hezekiah and  Catherine Smith,  the deceased was born in Ohio January 2, 1858.  He was the last of a family of seven children.  He was united in marriage with  Lenora Welliver,  who died eight years ago.  Nine children were born to the union, eight of whom survive.  There are four daughters,  Miss Mary Smith  and  Mrs. Ward,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Raymond Trees,  Hancock county, and  Mrs. Clyde Shields,  Washington township, and four sons,  Robert Smith,  Washington township;  George,  Logansport;  Oscar,  who now manages the elevator at Fenns, and  Joseph C. Smith,  of this city.  He also is survived by eight grandchildren.
          Mr. Smith was a member of the Fenns Christian church.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Fenns Christian church and burial, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director, will be made at Forrest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday January 5, 1937
Page 4 column 8
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FORMER LOCAL WOMAN DIES
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Mrs. Matilda Smith, Mother of Mahlon Smith,
Is Dead
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          Mrs. Matilda Ellen Smith, 77 years old mother of  Mahlon Smith, of this city and native of Shelby county, died at her home at Newcastle early Monday.
          The daughter of  John and  Mary Stine, Mrs. Smith was born in Jackson township March 29, 1859.  She had resided in Newcastle the past thirty-five years.  She was a member of the Untied Brethren church there.
          She was the widow of  Randolph B. Smith, to whom she was married before leaving Shelby county.  They celebrated their golden Wedding anniversary before his death five years ago.
          She is survived by five children,  John Smith  of Jackson township,  Mahlon, of this city and  Clarence,  Elmer and  Ors, all of Newcastle.; a sister,  Mrs. Sarah Young, of Ingalls, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.  Three sons and a daughter preceded her in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and burial will be made in Newcastle.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 29, 1935
Page 1    Column 2
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  UNION  CITY
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Mrs. William Smith, Shelbyville, Is Stricken During Visit
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         Mrs. Jennie Smith, 75 years old, wife of William Smith, of 1325 Jefferson Avenue, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Clifford Merritt, 1309 Oak Street, Union City, Indiana, at 4:55 o'clock Sunday morning.  Death was caused by heart trouble and uremic poisoning.  She had been in failing health for two years but her condition became serious after, she went to visit her daughter one week ago.  Mrs. Smith was born in Milford, Decatur County, April 26, 1860, the daughter of  Hiram and Rebecca Hultz Johnson. She had been a resident of Shelbyville for the last 25 years.  Her marriage to Mr. Smith, who survives, took place in September 1884.  Survivors, besides the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Merritt, at whose home she died, Mrs. E.H. Payne, of Five Points, and  Mrs. George Martin and Miss Catherine Smith, both of Shelbyville; four sons, Clyde R. Smith, of Milford, Elton and Russell Smith of Shelbyville; seventeen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two brothers, Hiram and George Johnson, also of this city.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist Church at Milford. Funeral rites will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son Mortuary Wednesday morning at 9:00 o'clock.  The Rev. Josephine Huffer will officiate and burial will be in the family lot in the Milford Cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home, on Jefferson Ave anytime after six o'clock Monday evening.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 18, 1935
Page 1, column 6
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A.J. SMITH 70, IS  STRICKEN
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Liberty Township Resident
Dies of Heart Disease At Home
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          Andrew J. Smith, seventy-years old, died of heart disease at 4:00 Wednesday after at his home in Middletown, Liberty township.
          The deceased was born November 17, 1864 in Liberty township, the son of  William  and  Mary Moore Smith.  On December 21, 1901 he was married to  Lillie Gregory, to which three children were born.  Mr. Smith was a blacksmith for a number of years.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lillie Smith; two sons  Earl Smith, of Waldron, Harry  of Indianapolis; two step-children, Mrs. Albert Kelley, of Noble township,  Delby Gregory  of Middletown; one brother, William Smith, of Middletown.  Four grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. E. E. Weaver, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Vienna cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Dennis Smith


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday May 11, 1931
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NATIVE  OF  COUNTY
DIED  AT  NEWCASTLE
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Randolph Smith, Father of Shelbyville Councilman,
Passed Away Sunday Night
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          Randolph B. Smith, father of  Mahlon Smith, city councilman, and a native of Shelby county, died at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night at his home in Newcastle, Indiana, following an extended illness due to senility.
          Funeral services are to be conducted at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the late home and burial will be in a Newcastle cemetery.
          Mr. Smith was born in Jackson township, August 2, 1847, being at the time of death, eighty-three years, nine months and eight days old.  He spent a great part of his lifetime in this community, being engaged in farming, and twenty-eight years ago he moved to Newcastle, where for many years he was employed in a factory.
          In November, 1875, he was united in marriage with  Miss Matilda Stine, of Shelby County, and they were the parents of nine children, six of whom survive.  For many years he had been a member of the Newcastle Christian church and he had been active in public affairs of that city.
          He is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Matilda Smith; six sons,  Mahlon Smith, Shelbyville;  John Smith  and  William Smith, Shelby county;  Elmer,  Clarence  and  Ora Smith, of Newcastle, eighteen grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister,  Mrs. Lydia Bishop,  of Mattoon, Illinois.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 31, 1930
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OBITUARY
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         John T. Smith, son of  Martin  and  Mary  Elizabeth  Smith, was born at Windfall, Tipton county, on April 9, 1848, and departed this life on October 28, 1930, at the age of eighty-two years, six months and eighteen days.  On May 20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss  Belle  Buchanan, of Ripley county.  He leaves to mourn his loss the widow, five sons and one daughter.  The sons are the Rev. N. Smith, of Bryant, Indiana, Methodist Protestant Minister there;  C. E. Smith, of North Vernon;  Andy,  Charles E. and  Roy Smith, of this city and  Mrs. Ora Wickliff, of west of Shelbyville; twelve grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers,  Phillip Smith, of near Denver, and  Charles Smith, of Moscow, Idaho, and a sister,  Mrs. Laura Boyers, of Seattle.
          Mr. Smith came to Shelby county twenty-two years age.  A few years later he moved to Shelbyville, within a few blocks of the home in which his death occurred.  He had been employed at the plant of the Spiegel Furniture Company for several years.  He joined the Old Union Methodist Protestant church at Bellview, Jefferson county, thirty-eight years ago.  In 1916 he united with the Methodist Protestant church at Marietta.
[Buried Miller Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 24, 1927
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SMITH  FUNERAL  SUNDAY
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Nancy Smith  will be held at the Fountaintown
[The article continues, but my copy ended here.-pmf]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, May 13, 1926
Page 3
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FAIRLAND  RESIDENT
DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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         Robert N. Smith, seventy-eight years old, retired merchant of Fairland and Civil War veteran, died at his home at that place at 1:15 o'clock this morning from Bright's Disease, with which he had suffered the past few months.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the  Rev. J. N. Riser, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of  Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mr. Smith was born in Virginia, December 21, 1847, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted with the Sixth Indiana regiment and served for two years and eight months.  He fought in the battle with Sherman in his march to the sea and in a number of other noted battles.  Mr. Smith had operated a general merchandise store at Fairland for a number of years but a few years ago retired on account of his declining health.  He was a devoted member of the Fairland Baptist church and was affiliated with the Masonic lodge at Fairland, the Red Men Lodge, and the G. A. R. of this city.  The organizations will probably take part in the funeral services.
          Mr. Smith was well liked by all his acquaintances and friends and his death removes from Fairland one of its most worthy citizens.  His wife preceded him in death a year ago.  He is survived by three sons,  Robert T.,  Harry B.,  and  Allen Smith,  of Fairland and one daughter,  Miss Maude Smith,  of Fairland.  He also leaves four grandchildren and a half sister,  Mrs. Lillie Dailey,  of Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Friday, May 7, 1926
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AGED  FAIRLAND        
        CITIZEN  DIES
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Retired  Merchant  Succumbs
At  Home  Following
Lingering  Illness.
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FUNERAL  WILL  BE  SUNDAY
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          Robert N. Smith,  age 78, highly esteemed citizen and retired merchant, died at his home in Fairland at 1:15 o'clock this morning, following a lingering illness of Bright's disease.
          Mr. Smith was born in Virginia and came to Fairland in 1869 where he owned and operated a general store until recently.  He was a Civil War veteran, having served in the Sixth Indiana Calvary for almost three years.  He was in a number of important battles and was with General Sherman on his march to the sea.  He was a member of the G.A.R. Baptist church of Fairland, Sugar Creek lodge, No. 279  Free Masons of Fairland and of the Kiowa Tribe No. 199 Red Men of Shelbyville.
          Surviving Mr. Smith are three sons,  Robert T.,  Harry B.,  Allen B.,  and one daughter,  Maud C.,  all of Fairland.  Mrs. Lillie Daily  of Indianapolis, a half sister, also survives.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Riser, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Saturday Afternoon, March 20, 1926
Page 1
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AGED  LADY  DIED  FROM  APOPLEXY
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Mrs. Josephine Smith Passed Away
This Afternoon At Waldron.
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WAS  BORN  IN  RUSH  COUNTY
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          Mrs. Josephine Smith, widow of the late George W. Smith, died at one o'clock this afternoon at her home in Waldron following an illness lasting several weeks caused from a stroke of apoplexy.  Mrs. Smith was seventy-eight years of age.
          The deceased was born in Rush county and had been a resident of Waldron for the past fifteen years.  She was a member of the Waldron M. E. church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Ladies Aid and Missionary Societies of the Waldron church.  She had been a very active church worker all during her life.
          Surviving are two sons:  Ebenezer Smith of this city;  Dr. E. O. Smith, a surgeon of Cincinnati and a foster-daughter, Mrs. John Cortelyou  of near Fairland.  Mr. Smith passed away about seven years ago.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by C.F. Fix and Son, in charge. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, September 26, 1925
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ROBERT  SMITH
DIED  YESTERDAY
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Had  Been  Operated  On  Eight
Weeks  Ago  At Hospital
In  Cincinnati.
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          Robert Smith,  age fifty-seven, died Friday evening at five o'clock at his home, No. 1121 Elm street.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases, and followed an illness of several week.  Eight weeks age he was operated on at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.  Mr. Smith was brought to his home here two weeks ago.
          Mr. Smith was a native of Shelbyville.  He was a son of  John and  Eliza Smith,  and was born in this city on Frebruary 6, 1868.  All of his life had been spent in Shelbyville.  He was employed at the  Danziger  furniture factory at the time of his death.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge, and members of that order will participate in the funreal services.
          He was married April 23, 1892, to  Amanda A. Craig.  Besides the widow, he leaves two sons,  Myron and  Maurice Smith,  both at home; one daughter,  Mrs. Charles Taylor,  at Fort Wayne; three brothers,  William Smith,  of Connersville;  James and  George Smith,  of this city; and two sisters,  Mrs. Emma Shipley,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Cora Lundsford,  of Rushville.  Six grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home Monday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Loren Tillison officiating.  Burial will be made in the Manilla cemetery, C.F. Fix & Son in charge.  Friends may call at the home after nine o'clock Sunday morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, October 29, 1924
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AGED  COLORED
RESIDENT  DEAD
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Sawney Smith, Age Seventy-
Nine, Passed Away At Home
Of His Daughter.
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WAS  LONG  IN  ILL  HEALTH
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        Sawney Smith, age seventy-nine, one of the best known of the older colored resident of Shelbyville, died Wednesday morning at eight-thirty o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaac Murray, No. 1318 South Harrison street. His death followed a long illness.
        Mr. Smith had long been a resident of Shelbyville. He was an industrious man, and was employed regularly until his health forced him to retire. He was married in 1869 to Miss Feobe Penick. Her death occurred four years ago. Mr. Smith was a member of the Second Baptist church here, and was a deacon in the church at the time of his death.
        He is survived by two sons, Robert Smith, of Toledo, and  Bennie Smith, of this city; and three daughters,  Mrs. Lucy Young  and  Mrs. Cora Murray, both of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Ella Trevan, of Indianapolis.
        Funeral services will be held at the Second Baptist church Friday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, the Rev. Z. H. Yates, pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be made in the city cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday June 18, 1924
Page 1 column 2
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DEATH  OCCURRED
TUESDAY  NIGHT
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Mrs. Eliza J. Smith Passed At Home
 In Gwynneville of Apoplexy
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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         Mrs. Eliza J. Smith, age seventy-three, died Tuesday night at 8:45 o’clock at her home in Gwynneville.  Her death was caused by an attack of apoplexy, which she had suffered about one week ago.  She had been found unconscious in her bed by members of her family and had since been unable to take food or drink.  Mrs. Smith was the widow of  Tobias Smith, whose death occurred about two weeks ago.
         She had lived longer in Gwynneville than any other resident of the village, it was reported.  For forty-three years she had resided in the residence where her death occurred.  She had been a member of the Christian church at Gwynneville for fifty years.
         Mrs. Smith leaves one son, Paul Smith  of Knightstown; two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Poston  and  Mrs. C. S. Wilcoxen, both of Gwynneville; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three brothers, A. D. West, of Hamilton, Ohio; and two sisters,  Mrs. Nancy Smith and  Mrs. Susan Hayes, of Rushville.
         Funeral services will be conducted at the Gwynneville Christian church Thursday afternoon at two thirty o’clock, the Rev. Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be made in the Hanover cemetery.  Carmony Brothers in charge.
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Shelby County Death Records
Book H-27   Page 41
Eliza Jane Smith,  born:  November 14, 1850
died:  June 17, 1924
Father:  Ellison West
Mother:  Lucinda Pollitt
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 2, 1924
Page 1 column 5
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TOBIAS  SMITH  DIED  YESTERDAY
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Veteran of Civil War, Passed Away
After Suffering Stroke Of Paralysis
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  TUESDAY
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         Tobias Smith, age 79 years, a Civil War veteran of Gwynneville, died Sunday morning at seven o’clock following a stroke of apoplexy suffered Saturday morning.  Mr. Smith was a member of Co. A. 156th Infantry in the civil war and enjoyed good health until Saturday morning when he suddenly fell in the back yard, stricken with paralysis.
         Mr. Smith was a native of Virginia but had lived in Gwynneville practically all his life.  He was probably the oldest resident of Gwynneville.
         On August 17, 1871, he was married to  Miss Elizabeth Jane West, by whom he is survived.  Three children were born to them, all of whom survive.  They are  Paul Smith, of Knightstown;  Mrs. C. S. Wilcoxen  and  Mrs. Jesse Poston, of Gwynneville.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and a sister,  Mrs. Hannah Devening, of Fenns.
         The funeral will be held from the Christian church in Gwynneville on Tuesday morning at ten o’clock, Rev. Hawthorne will officiate.
         Burial will take place in Gwynneville cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers.
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Shelby County Death Records
Book H-27 page 39
Tobias Smith, born:  September 30, 1844 – June 1, 1924
Father:  Edward Smith Mother:  Prudence Hall
Buried Hanover Cemetery
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 19, 1924
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PARALYSIS WAS CAUSE OF DEATH
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Mrs. Charles Louis Schmidt Died Today
At Her Home East of London
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HOLD FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
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          Mrs. Hannah Weber Schmidt, age forty-seven, wife of Charles L. Schmidt, died Monday morning at 2:10 o’clock, at their home, east of London, near Brady’s Station.  Her death was cause by paralysis.
          Besides the husband, she leaves three sons,  James Schmidt, at home;  Lawrence Weber, of Fairmount, Illinois; and  Earl Weber, of Shelbyville; two daughters,  Mrs. Byron [Gladys] Pfendler, of Moral township and  Miss Ruth Weber, of Shelbyville; seven brothers,  Ira Valentine, of Omaha, Nebraska;  Hallie and  Leslie, of Akron, Ohio;  Lester Valentine, of New Palestine;  William Valentine, of north of Shelbyville;  Lawrence  and  Jesse Valentine, of Moral township; and three sisters,  Mrs. Nellie Snider, of Fountaintown and  Mrs. Clara Fritts and  Mrs. David Tucker, of Moral township.
          Short funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock.  Services will be conducted at the Sugar Creek Methodist Protestant church Wednesday at three o’clock, the Rev. J. L. Barclay officiating.  Burial will be made in the Cunningham cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, September 5, 1923
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DEATH  OCCURRED  NEAR  LIBERTY
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Funeral Services For Mrs. Anna Smith
Were Held This Afternoon
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FATAL  ACCIDENT  ON  MONDAY
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         Mrs. Anna Smith, wife of  Paul Smith, died Monday at their home near Liberty.  Mrs. Smith met her death when she fell backward from the running board of an automobile while the machine was in motion.  She died instantly following the accident.  At the time of the fatal mishap, she was accompanied by her husband and a party of friends of Indianapolis.  The deceased was twenty years of age.   Besides the husband, she is survived by the parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Smith, of this city and three sisters and one brother,  Mrs. Edith Perry, of Indianapolis, Nellie and Elva at home and  Raymond Smith, of Shelbyville.   Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock at the home of the parents at 51 East Locust street, the Rev. L. C. Murr, officiating.  Interment was made in Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Star
July 23, 1923
Page 14
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          Shelbyville---- Sidney Smith, 72 years old, is dead at his home in Van Buren Township, Shelby County, from a complication of diseases.  He is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Adeline Smith;  one brother,  Fernando Smith;  five sisters,  Mrs. J. N. Smith,  Mrs. Carrie Holmes,  Mrs. Emma String  of Shelby county, and  Mrs. John Parrish  and  Mrs. Hannah Aleya  of Hancock county.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Friday, January 26, 1923
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AGED  LADY  DIED
AT  HOME  OF  SON
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          Mrs. Ellen Featheringill Smith,  age eighty-two years, died yesterday at the home of her son,  Albert Smith,  near Brookfield, in Moral township.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases.  The body will be taken to Franklin Saturday, and funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon in the Franklin Christian church.  Burial will be made in the Greenlawn cemetery, at Franklin.
          Mrs. Smith  was the daughter of  Allen Featheringill,  a pioneer of Johnson county, and was born October 14, 1840.  She was married to  John Thomas Smith  in 1860.  Mr. Smith died June 14, 1889.  Mrs. Smith leaves six children,  Robert,  William,  Everett,  and  Albert Smith,  Mrs. Minnie May Connor  and  Mrs. Sarah Jane Richardson.  Twenty-three grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren also survive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 17, 1921
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YOUNG  MATRON  DIED
FROM  TUBERCULOSIS
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Had Been Ill For Last Two
Years -- Funeral Sunday
Afternoon At Church.
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(From Friday' Daily)
          Mrs. Belle Nora Smith, wife of  Malin Smith, died at their home, 601 east Franklin street, at 3:15 o'clock this morning.  She had been ill for two years with tuberculosis and during the last three months was in a critical condition.  She was 33 years old.
          Mrs. Smith was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Anderson,  of this city and was born Feb. 12, 1888.  Her marriage to Mr. Smith took place April 1, 1907, and their married life had been most happy, the couple being blest with four children, three of whom survive the mother.  The husband, one daughter,  Hazel,  and two sons,  Lester and  Darrell,  the parents, two brothers,  Willie and  Albert Anderson, of this city, and two sisters,  Mrs. Bertha Creek, of Acton, and  Mrs. Letha Dent,  of Indianapolis, survive.
          She was a highly esteemed woman and her death is the cause of much sadness among her many friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 9, 1920
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WELL  KNOWN  WOMAN
CALLED  IN  DEATH
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Mrs. Eva Smith, of St. Paul
Died of Pneumonia;
Funeral Wednesday
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(From Monday’s Daily)
          Mrs. Eva Smith, wife of  Omer Smith, of St. Paul, died this morning at 12:30 o’clock, her death being caused from pneumonia of which she had been a sufferer for only two weeks.
          She was born December 25, 1883 and was 36 years of age at the time of her death.  On June 15, 1905 she was united in marriage to Mr. Smith and to this union one child namely  William was born.  She was a member of the Star Baptist church in Decatur County, and was also a member of the Pocahontas lodge of St. Paul.  She was a woman of admirable character and her many friends will be saddened to learn of her death.  Besides her husband and son she is survived by her parents  Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ramer of Greensburg.
          The funeral will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Star Baptist church, Rev. George Swartz officiating.  Interment will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 4, 1920
Page 1 column 4
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GASHUM  SMITH
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Died This Afternoon at
Two O’clock At Infirmary
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          Gashum Smith, a well known resident of Shelbyville, and an expert gunsmith, passed away at two o’clock this afternoon at the county infirmary, south of Shelbyville, where he had been taken a few days ago.  His death was caused by apoplexy.
          The body was taken to the Stewart & Fix undertaking rooms this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will not be announced until the arrival of a son, Robert Smith, of Peoria, Illinois.
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Ibid.
Friday November 5, 1920
Page 6 column 1
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SMITH  FUNERAL  SATURDAY
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          Funeral services for Gashum Smith, who died Thursday at the county infirmary, south of the city, will be held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the Stewart & Fix undertaking rooms.  In South Harrison street.  The Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 11, 1920
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TETANUS  CAUSES
SMALL  BOY'S  DEATH
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Richard N. Smith Passed Away Today
At Home of Parents in Marietta.
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         After a serious illness of only two days, Richard Nelson Smith, small son of  Rev. and Mrs. Nicholas Smith, of Marietta, passed away this morning at 1:30 o'clock from tetanus, which resulted from running a nail in his foot last Thursday; altho at that time there was nothing to cause alarm.  Tuesday night symptoms of tetanus, lockjaw, began to appear, and every effort was made to save his life.
          The death of the lad removes a bright light from the home, which is in mourning.  Nelson was a member of the Marietta grade school and was a favorite among the students.  He was also a regular attendant and member of the Marietta M. P. church.
          Throughout his life he met with numerous painful accidents and injuries but always bore the pain with braveness.  Three years ago the boy suffered a broken leg and about two years ago his index finger was cut in an accident.  The fatal injury occurred last Thursday, while he was playing around his house, when he ran a nail into his foot.  The sore which formed was unusually painful and was slow in healing.  The symptoms, which developed Tuesday night, were unexpected by the parents and his serious illness sand death is a great shock to the relatives.
          He was born January 26, 1910, at the time of his death being 10 years, six months and 10 days of age.  Surviving him are the parents, one brother, Freddie, a sister, Leona, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. ? T. Smith, of this city.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Marietta M. P. church, Rev. J. C. Coons officiating.  The burial will be made in the Miller cemetery.  H. A. Hageman, of the Morris H. Sleeth firm, is in charge of the funeral and burial.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 24, 1919
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FLOSSIE  O. SMITH
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         A third death of pneumonia is that of  Miss Flossie O. Smith, which occurred at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Smith, 204 East Locust street, at 7:00 o'clock Sunday morning.  This girl had been ill for eight weeks.  Funeral services will be held at the home on East Locust street at 1:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, Rev. H. N. Spear officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill.  The girl is survived by the parents, one brother, Raymond O. Smith, and four sisters, Mrs. Edith L. Perry, Anna L., Nellie C. and Elva A.  She was a member of the First M. E. Church of this city.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Wanda Counsil


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 9, 1918
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          Ida M. Smith, wife of  Gashum Smith died late Monday evening at 13 North Hamilton street, where the family resides. She was the mother of nine children. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, which had kept her bedfast since last September. Funeral services will be conducted at Vine Street church Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Hedrick conducting the services. Interment will be at Forest Hull.
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Shelby County Marriage Applications
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 30, 1915
Page 3
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BENJAMIN  SMITH,  RUSH
COUNTY  ATTORNEY,  IS  DEAD
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Brother of George W. Smith, of Waldron
and Well Known in This County.
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Benjamin L. Smith,  80 years old, dean of the Rush County Bar Association, and veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Rushville Saturday night from paralysis.  He was widely known thruout Indiana, being a native of Rush county.
          He was mustered out at the end of the civil war with the rank of captain in Company D. Sixty-seventh Indiana regiment.
          Mr. Smith was a prominent democrat, but never aspired to office, altho he was appointed president of the board of trustees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at Knightwtown by Governor Gray in 1886.
          He is survived by his widow and three children,  Donald L. Smith  and  Mrs. Philip Wilk,  of Rushville and  Mrs. Rena Slaughter,  of Denver.
          The funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon and will be in charge of the Knights Templar.
          Deceased was a brother of  George W. Smith,  of Waldron, and was well known over this county.  He had practiced law at the Shelby county bar and had many warm friends among its members.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  News
Greensburg, Indiana
December 25, 1914
Page 6,  col 3
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ST.  PAUL  LADY
PASSES  AWAY
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Mrs. William E. Smith Was a Vic-
tim of Paralysis --- Born in
Decatur County.
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Tuesday's Daily
          Mrs. Mary A. Smith,  wife of  William E. Smith,  and a widely known and estimable lady of Shelby county, living in St. Paul, died at 4:45 Monday afternoon, the end being due to paralysis.  She was past seventy-one years of age.
          Mrs. Smith was a daughter of  William and Mary Goodwin,  and was born on July 6, 1843, in Decatur county.  She was married August 26, 1866, to Mr. Smith.  One son was born to them.  He is  Andrew Smith,  now living in Morgan county.  Besides the aged husband and son, Mrs. Smith is survived by four brothers and one sister,  Andrew,  Nelson,  Matthew  and  Elijah Goodwin,  all residents of Shelby county, and  Mrs. Ella Moore,  of Fountaintown.  Four grandchildren also survive.
          Mrs. Smith had spent her entire life in Shelby and Decatur counties.  She had a wide acquaintance and was loved by all who knew her.  For many years she was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church, near St. Paul, and was always active in religious work.  The funeral will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the St. Paul Methodist Episcopal church.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 20, 1913
Page 4, column 3
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JOHN  H. SMITH  DIED  SUNDAY A.M.
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Was One Of The Pioneer Lumbermen In State For Years
Operating Mill In VanBuren Township
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         John H. Smith, one of the oldest residents of the county, died at his home near the Smith mills, in Van Buren township, Sunday morning about four-thirty o'clock.  Death was caused by dropsy from which he had suffered for a long period.  Mr. Smith was well known to a large number of persons in this county, and especially was he well known by the older residents of the county, as this county hasbeen his home since his birth.  He was born in Jackson township, this county, March 22, 1840, and was at the time of his death seventy-three years, six months and twenty-seven days old.  For many years he engaged in the lumber business at what at the time was known as the Smith mills in VanBuren township.  He was one of the best known lumber men in the state during the early years.  Mr. Smith was married fifty years ago this month to Miss Rachel Taylor, a daughter of John and Martha Taylor.  To their union ten children were born, nine surviving their father.  He is survived by seven daughters; Mrs. James Gatewood and Mrs. Matthew Sandefur, of Rush county; Mrs. Joseph Nigh, of this county; Mrs. Julia Smith, at home; Mrs. William Rafferty, of Jackson township; Mrs. Henry Ostenmeyer and Mrs. C. Duncan, of Hancock county; two sons, Ira Smith and Roy Smith, of this county; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hughes and Mrs. Elvira Lowe, of this city, and nineteen grandchildren.  The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten-thirty o'clock at the Liberty church in VanBuren township, Rev. Rhine, of Morristown, officiating.  Burial will be made in the VanBuren (Liberty) cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.  The cortege will leave the house at ten o'clock.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 24, 1913
Page 1 column 1
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MANGLED  INTO  A  HORRIBLE  SHAPE
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Little Goldie May Smith Was Knocked
Down By A Pennsylvania Train
And Instantly Killed
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SISTER  WAS  BADLY  INJURED
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Children Were Returning Home from School
And Within a Few Feet of Home
When Accident Happened
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THE  KILLED
Goldie Smith, aged 11 years
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THE  INJURED
Lunda Merl Smith, aged 8 years; Left Hand Crushed Into a Pulp
And Will Have To Be Amputated
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          When returning home from school to their dinner about fifteen minutes before twelve o’clock this morning, Goldie May Smith  and  Lunda Verl Smith, both little daughters of  Mr. and Mrs. Gashum Smith, were knocked to the ground by a freight car which was being switched onto a sidetrack owned by the Pennsylvania Railway Company on Noble street.  The oldest child was instantly killed, while in some manner the younger one was knocked from the track, her left hand falling across the south rail, the wheels of the car mashing it into a pulp, making amputation necessary at the wrist.
          The children had been attending school at the Franklin street building, and after the morning session they started to their home at Noble street and South streets.  Their residence is close to the railroad, the rear fence being only a few feet from the track on which the accident occurred.  The train had entered the switch and was backing out, after making a coupling, when the accident occurred.
          The little girls were both walking under one umbrella, as it was raining considerably when this point was reached. The umbrella was doubtless carried in such a manner that the view of the approaching cars was obstructed.
          Little Goldie’s body was mangled in a horrible manner, the flesh, bones, blood and clothing matted. The body was cut into from the hips to the neck. The heart, liver, kidneys and bowels were scattered along the track for several yards, and parts of her clothing caught in the rails and remained there for some time.
          The accident caused a crowd to gather in a few seconds.  A call was sent to the undertaking firm of Stewart & Fix and their ambulance was soon on the scene of the horrible accident.  The flesh and bones were gathered up and taken to the undertaking establishment where they are being prepared for burial, after which they will be removed to the home of the parents, who are almost insane with grief.
          Little Luna was picked up and carried into the house by persons who were eye-witnessess to the accident, and who rushed to the place where it occurred.
          As soon as the father heard of the accident he ran from the house and his wife followed.  Their grief at the loss of the child and the injury to the other was a pitiful sight.  And to think, they were killed within a few feet f their home.
          The place where the accident occurred is the Noble street crossing and only a few yards away from the South street crossing, where  Clyde Muir  met his death last summer while crossing the track in a rig.
          A short time after the accident, Mr. Smith, who had entered his house, left it again hatless and in his shirt sleeves and made a rush toward the engine, which was still switching near his house.  He had pulled a long knife from his pocket and opening the blade, threatened death to the train crew.  There was a strange look in his eyes, having the appearance of a man that had suddenly become demented.  Friends near caught him and finally persuaded him to return to the house.  He heaped curses upon the heads of the crew.
          Mr. Smith is well known in Shelbyville, having been employed a number of years by the city, his work being that of cleaning the streets.
          Hundreds of people have visited the scene of the accident to view the condition of the tracks and to look upon the blood stained ground.
          M. J. Dailey, of Columbus, was the conductor, and  J. W. Piercy, of Columbus, the engineer of the train.
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Ibid.
Friday March 28, 1913
Page 2     Column 4
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          The funeral services of little  Goldie May Smith, who was killed by a Pennsylvania train recently, were held this afternoon at the home of a half-brother, J. R. Smith.  The body was placed in the Dixon receiving vault at Forest Hill, as the ground at the cemetery was so full of water that it was impossible to keep the grave dry.  The claims agent of the Pennsylvania lines at Richmond wired the family that the company would pay the expenses of the burial and that as soon as they could get here they would be here to settle the claim against the company.  The sympathy of the company was extended to the grief stricken parents.
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Ibid.
Saturday April 5, 1913
Page 1     Column 6
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HOLDING  AN  INQUEST
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          Dr. M. M. Wells, of Fairland, coroner of Shelby County, is holding an inquest this afternoon in regard to the death of little  Goldie May Smith, eleven-year-old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Gashum Smith, who was killed one week ago last Monday by a Pennsylvania freight train in South Noble street.  J. W. Piercy  and  M. J. Daly, members of the train crew, were here this afternoon to testify in the investigation.  They were entertained to dinner by Deputy Sheriff James Hayworth.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, May 8, 1912
Page 1
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WILLIAM  F. SMITH
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         William F., the infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Smith, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Smith, 817 east Washington street, at two o'clock this morning, and was buried this afternoon at four o'clock in the city cemetery in charge of  D. B. Wilson & Son. Short services were held at the house by the Rev. A. W. Conn.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 7, 1911
Page 4
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS.
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          James H. Smith, one of Shelby county's highly esteemed pioneer residents, died at his home in Moral township at 12 o'clock, noon, Monday.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis about a week ago and became unconscious Sunday morning.  He was aged ninety-one years ten months and six days, having been born in Virginia April 30, 1819.  Mr. Smith came to this county with his parents in 1838 and entered some farming land which still remains in his family.  The home where Mr. Smith died was on a part of this land, and he was one of the vast army of men who have done so much to transform the county from a wilderness to its present state.  He is survived by eleven children -- Jerome C.,  Martha J.,  James H.,  Sidney  and  Fernando W. Smith,  Mrs. John Parrish,  Mrs. Albert Alyea,  Mrs. Emily Streng,  Mrs. Caroline M. Home,  Isabelle  and  Eliza Smith.  The funeral services will be held at the old home in Moral township, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Rushville  Republican
December 21, 1910
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Aged Man Dies Very Suddenly
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William T. Smith, 66 years old of Arlington
found dead by daughter, sitting in a chair.
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Survived by Four Children
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          William T. Smith  of Arlington was found dead yesterday afternoon about four-thirty o'clock by his daughter,  Miss Bertha Smith.
          She had been over to some of their neighbors visiting and was gone perhaps an hour.  When Miss Smith returned she found her father dead in a chair.  He had probably been dead nearly an hour.  Coroner A. G. Shauck was summoned and pronounced his death due to natural causes.
          Mr. Smith was 66 years old and had suffered from Heart trouble for several years.  He is survived by four children,  Bertha,  Elmer  and  John  of Arlington, and  Bert, who is in Missouri.
          The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. A. R. Jones.  Burial will take place at Arlington East Hill cemetery.
Notes:  William Thomas Smith died Dec. 20, 1910 in Rush county, Indiana.  He was the son of  Adam and Elizabeth Donley Smith, he was born June 19, 1844 in Shelby county, Indiana in Sugar Creek township.  After the 1880 census he went to Dallas County, Missouri, where he was united in marriage to  Miss Mary L. Butler  on Dec. 30, 1880, at the home of her parents,  Jeremiah and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Butler.  Mary L. Butler was born May 26, 1860 in Shelby county, Indiana.  She died March 29, 1894 and is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Greene county, Missouri, along with her parents.  After his wife's death William returned to Shelby county and is listed as Thomas Smith in the 1900 census.  In the 1910 census he is in Rush county, Indiana.
Contributed by Judi Pegg


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, July 25, 1910
Page 2,    Column 4
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Ira M. Smith, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smith, died at their home near Middletown, in Liberty township at 9:45 o'clock Saturday night, June 23rd, aged 2 days.  Three brothers and one sister survive.  Short funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and the interment was made in the Middletown cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Dennis Smith


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday May 18, 1910
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          William Smith, father of  Mrs. Adolph Richter, of Fairland, died at his home in Johnson county last evening about nine o’clock.  Mr. Smith was found in the woods several days ago suffering from several wounds, but it has never been learned what happened to him.  The funeral services will be held at the late home tomorrow afternoon at two o’clock.  Mrs. Richter left for her father’s home this morning.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Rushville, Indiana
Wednesday evening, August 11,1909
Page 1
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BLACKSMITH  FOR  25  YEARS
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Frank Smith of Morristown is Dead After Long Illness.
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         Frank Smith is dead at his home in Morristown.  He was well known in this county as he had been in the blacksmith business there for twenty-five years and was noted as a horse-shoer, men often going many miles to have their horses feet cared for by him or under his direction.  He had been ill for several months and his death was expected.  Mr. Smith was a prominent Odd Fellow.
Submitted by D. Darlene Palmer


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, May 29, 1909
(daily paper)
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         Charles H. Smith, a member of the dray firm of  Smith & Smith, died at his late home, 241 West Hendricks street, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 28th, aged twenty-six years, ten months and fourteen days.  He leaves a wife, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith, of Fenn's Station, and several brothers and sisters.  Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30th, conducted by Rev. C. E. Burkhart, assisted by Rev. J. P. Myers.  The burial will be in Forest Hill in charge of Edwards & Hageman.  Deceased was a member of the Odd fellows order.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 30, 1908
Page 1 column 3
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DEATH  ANGEL  STILL  HOVERS
OVER  COUNTY
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Patrick Smith, Prominent Farmer and Knight of Pythias
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          Patrick Smith died at his home in the southern part of the county at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, of tuberculosis.  He was born in Ohio, October 30, 1860, making him at the time of his death forty-seven years, two months and twenty-nine days of age.  He was married to  Marietta Wasson, daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. John Wasson, of Noble township, in 1883.  Unto this union was born two sons,  Clifford  and  John,  who with the widow and one brother, survive him.  He was a prominent member of the Sulphur Hill Lodge No. 241, K. of P., under whose auspices the funeral will be held.  He was a member and ardent worker of the Pleasant Grove church.  He has been a long and patient sufferer.  Before his death he made all his funeral arrangements, to the most minute details.  The following named gentlemen will be pall-bearers:  Steven Howard,  Othor Howard,  Oscar Howard,  Lewis Blades  and  William Braden.  Funeral services will be held in the Pleasant grove church east of Norristown at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Mr. Whittington, of Columbus, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Harris, officiating.  Cortege will leave the house at 10 a.m. in charge of M. G. Tindall.
[Buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, May 17, 1907
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MRS.  ELIZABETH  SMITH  DIED  TODAY
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Mother of Attorney David Smith Passed Away Last Evening.
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Smith,  wife of  Henry C. Smith,  and mother of Attorney David Smith, of this city, died at the family home in Moral township late last night.  Death was the result of lung and heart trouble.  She has been in ill health for the past two years, but only recently became ill enough to cause any apprehension.  At the time of her death she was about eighty-two years of age.
          Besides the husband she leaves two daughter,  Mrs. John A. Wertz  and  Mrs. Robert Snodgrass  and  five sons,  James Myer,  Albert,  Austin,  Thomas  and  David Smith.  Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Interment will be in the Kissell cemetery.
Contributed by Charlene Hoff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, August 23, 1906
Page 5    Column 6
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MRS. NELLIE  SMITH DEAD
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         Nellie (Bailey)Smith, wife of Andrew E. Smith, died at their home at St. Paul, Sunday morning, August 19, at 5 o'clock, of puerperal fever after a short illness.  Deceased was aged thirty-nine years and eighteen days.  Mrs. Smith leaves her husband and four children and many friends to mourn her death.  Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at St. Paul on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock,  Rev. Mr. Stout, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Morrow, officiating. Interment in Ogden cemetery in charge of Oscar Hand & Son.
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SHELBY  COUNTY  MARRIAGES
Nellie Bailey  Andrew E. Smith
October 4, 1886 (date of license)
Book 13, page 94
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Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, October 12, 1905
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          A little daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smith,  died at Indianapolis on last Monday.  The interment occurred at the Miller cemetery Wednesday morning.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, October 9, 1905
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          Velda,  the three year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Otis Smith,  of Indianapolis, died at four o'clock this morning of congestion of the stomach.  On Wednesday, the remains will be brought to the residence of the child's grandfather, five miles southwest of Shelbyville on the Smithland pike.  After short services at the house, the child will be interred at the Miller cemetery in Hendricks township.  The parents of the child are will known in Shelbyville, having moved from this city to Indianapolis about a year ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 9, 1905
Page 7, column 3
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         Mrs. Catherine Smith, widow of the late Dr. Hezekiah Smith, died at the home of her son, J. C. Smith, of Fenns Station at 12 o'clock p.m. Friday, aged seventy-eight years.  She leaves two sons, J. C. Smith, above mentioned and  George R. Smith of this county.  Funeral services will be held at the Smithland Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Sunday, February 5th, burial in the Miller cemetery, in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 21, 1903
Page 8, column 6
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          Mrs. Mary Smith  died at the residence of her son, A. J. Smith, in Middletown, Wednesday at three o'clock a.m., of senility, aged eighty-four years.  She leaves two sons, William  and Andrew to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother.  Funeral services will be held at the home of her son in Middletown, Thursday at two o'clock p.m., Rev. J.M. Higgins officiating.  Interment in the Middletown cemetery.  R.T. Stewart in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Dennis Smith


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 19, 1903
Page 4 column 7
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          Tinsley Smith, of Moral township, died at his home at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning February 11, 1903, of dropsy.  Mr. Smith was born in North Carolina September 16, 1821, and came with his family to Moral township, stopping one year in Switzerland county, this state in 1830.  He was united in matrimony with  Sarah Murnan  in 1844, and to this union were born three daughters,  Mrs. [Jane] Hack, of Sugar Creek township,  Mrs. John L. [Elizabeth] Means, of this city and  Mrs. Nancy Schafer, deceased, leaving one son now surviving, and one son  John J. Smith.  Mrs. Smith was called to rest in 1856 [January 12, 1852] and the subject of this sketch subsequently married  Miss [Jane] Cunningham, she too passed to her reward some years [August 25, 1885] ago.  Mr. Smith was one of Shelby countys most substantial citizens.  He accumulated several hundred acres of land.  Last year he distributed it among his children.  He was the owner at one time of some 1,500 acres of land in this county.
          He was kind and sociable and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance in this county.  He was upright, honest and honorable, and no man knew him, but to respect him.  His funeral occurred at the house at 10 o'clock Friday morning.  Interment at the Moore graveyard.
[Murnan Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 29, 1897
Page 3, column 6
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DEATH  OF  DR. SMITH
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His Demise Occurred Yesterday Afternoon At Fenn's Station
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          The death of  Dr. Hezekiah Smith, who was stricken with paralysis while enroute home from the residence of Newton Smith, in Shelby township, Thursday afternoon, falling onto the dashboard of his vehicle, in which condition he was found, occurred at the home of his son, J. Clarence Smith, in Fenn's Station, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, aged seventy-seven years, three months and fifteen days.  Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Smithland, Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. James Hughes officiating. Interment in the Miller Cemetery.
          Dr. Smith was born in Clark county, Ohio, where, on December 9, 1847, he was married to  Catherine McFadden.  Soon after his marriage he moved to Sumner, Illinois.  In 1858 he moved to Shelby county, settling where Smithland now stands, engaging in general mercantile business and practicing medicine.  Dr. Smith was a generous, kind-hearted man, well posted in general literature and his profession.  He was the last of a family of thirteen children.  He leaves a wife and two sons, J. Clarence Smith, a merchant of Fenn's Station, and  George K. Smith, merchant and postmaster of Smithland.  For many years the deceased was one of Shelby county's prominent men.  He was an exceedingly interesting conversationalist, as his mind was well stored with useful knowledge, and he had a most happy faculty of clearly and briefly expressing himself on the most intricate subjects.  He was honorable, intelligent, unpretentious, a true husband, a kind parent and a model gentleman.  He will be kindly remembered by all who knew him.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
circa April, 1897
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Catharine M. Smith, age 70 years, 7 months and 29 days died Sunday April 4, 1897.  She was born September 1844* in Butler Co., Ohio.  She married Carey C. Smith  and moved to Shelby Co. in 1848.  Surviving husband and 4 children:  Newton  and  Peter  Smith near Smithland,  Mrs. Boles  of Illinois and  Mrs. Ed Norris  of this city.  Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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* Forest Hill gravestone readings show Aug 6, 1826 as Catharine's birth date.
Submitted by Charlene Hoff and Wanda Counsil
Abstracted by Barb Huff


The  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Friday, January 15, 1897
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         Elijah P. Smith died at his home in West Hendricks township at 7 o'clock a.m. Tuesday January 12, of paralysis, age 56.  Mr. Smith was one of the prominent citizens and farmers of the county.  He was married twice.  His first wife was Mary A. Shaw, sister of county commissioner Jesse Shaw, and to them were born four sons, all living,  Dr. William Smith, of this city being the oldest.  His first wife died in 1892, and on May 16, 1894, he married  Mrs. Sophia Fredrick, who survives him.  Politically he was a Democrat but he never allowed politics to interfere with his business or social relations.  He was a member of the M. E. church, of Marietta, where funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14th.  Rev. Hester officiating. Interment in the Snyder cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 11, 1895
Page 3 column 4
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         William Smith died at his home in Middletown at 8 o'clock p.m. Friday April 5, 1895, aged near one hundred years.  The remains were buried at 3 o'clock p.m. Saturday April 6, 1895. Interment in the Middletown cemetery.  Deceased was the oldest man in Shelby county.  He leaves three sons and four daughters.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
March 10, 1894
Page 4
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Smith,  widow of the late Adam Smith,  died last night at nine o'clock at her home in Sugar Creek township, aged seventy- five years.  She had been in her usual good health until yesterday at four o'clock, when she was taken ill and died as stated.  Mrs. Smith was one of the pioneers of Shelby county and an estimable lady.  Funeral services will be held at the Center M.E. Church at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Rev. Cohagen officiating.  Cummins & Edwards have charge of the remains.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday, May 26, 1893
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         Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, wife of  Elijah P. Smith, died at the family residence near Marietta on Thursday, May 25, of consumption at the age of 46 years.  The funeral will be from the Marietta M.E. Church on Sunday, the 28th, at 10 a.m. Services conducted by Rev. W. C. Watkins assisted by Rev. Ledbetter.  Mrs. Smith had been many years an earnest and devoted Christian and her death will be mourned by the entire community in which she lived.  She leaves beside her husband four sons, three of whom are grown, besides several brothers and sisters to mourn her death.  She was a sister of Commissioner  Jesse Shaw.  The Democrat extends its sympathy to the entire family.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 4, 1890
Page 3, column 2
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         Mrs. Samuel Smith, formerly of this city, died at her home in Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. January 3.  The remains will arrive on the 3:55 train today and be taken to the residence of her brother, Elijah M. Ballard.  Funeral st the house at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, Rev. Crim officiating.  Interment in the City cemetery by Cummins & Edwards.
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SHELBY  COUNTY  MARRIAGES
Prucilla P. Ballard  Samuel J. Smith
January 3, 1858
Book 7  page 188
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Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
June 11, 1888
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        Adam Smith,  well known to the people of Shelby county, died at 2:45 on Saturday afternoon at his home near Boggstown, aged 69 years.  The deceased was born in Clermont county, Ohio, in 1819 and came to Shelby county in 1827.  He was married to  Elizabeth F. Donnelly  in 1843 and unto them was born nine children, five of whom are dead.  Those living are all boys.   The funeral services were held to-day at 2 o'clock at the Center church west of this city.  "Uncle" Adam was a well known figure in Shelby county.  He often visited Shelbyville and had a wide acquaintance with all classes of people.  He was somewhat peculiar in his ways and rather eccentric, but was generally like.  He was a great talker and had a quaint, peculiar way of enforcing his points.  Of late years "Uncle" Adam became noted as the defender of the theory that the sun moves around the earth.  He quoted scripture to prove that the earth was flat and stood still.  He had numerous public debates on this question and the one in this city several years ago will be well remembered.  "Uncle" Adam was a good type of the old-fashioned Hoosier pioneer, set in his ways and strenuous in the assertion of his convictions, whether right or wrong.  In politics he was a Democrat of the "Mossback" bariety but at times quite independent.  As Prince Hal said of Falstaff it might truly be said of "Uncle" Adam the "We might better have spared a better man."  His many friends will join us in wishing peace to his ashes.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Republican
Monday June 22, 1885
Page 1 column 3
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          Mrs. [Rebecca] Smith, the sister of the "pious" Billy [William A.] Moore, died at the Poor House at 5 o'clock this morning without a relative present to shed a tear over her death.  The funeral took place at 2 o'clock this afternoon, the burial being in the City cemetery by D.B. Wilson funeral director.  We contemplate republishing Will Carleton's famous poem "Over to The Poor House" for the express benefit of the person who would allow his own sister to perish in an almshouse without a cent of aid or the slightest evidence of sympathy.
          [Note-There are several days of articles written upon this event.  Please see the Newspaper section - BH]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday June 22, 1885
Page 1   column 5
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          Mrs. [Rebecca] Smith, age eighty-two years, died at the poor farm at five o'clock this morning and will be interred at the old [City] Cemetery here at five o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
April 15, 1885
Page 1   3
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Smith, Mrs. Jennie (of Shelbyville) / Death of, N.
Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.

The  Daily  Republican
Friday August 1, 1884
Page 4   column 3
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          Mrs. Abbie Jane Smith, wife of  Austin Smith, died at her late home near the Precinct school house in Moral township at 10:30 o'clock in the forenoon, the funeral being one of the largest and most generally attended ever seen in that part of the county.  The following named persons acted as pall-bearers:  Misses Nannie Tucker,  Maggie Dake,  Laura Dake,  Annie Truitt,  Lou Amos  and  Bertha Means.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Friday, June 13, 1884
Page 4, column 1
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         Mrs. Julia Smith, a former well known resident of this city, died at her residence in St. Louis, Missouri at 7 o'clock this morning.  She occupied a very high position in the esteem of a very large circle of acquaintances here.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
May 15, 1884
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OBITUARY
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         James Smith was born in Stafford county, Virginia, February 9th, 1809.  His father was a native of  England, but came to this country at an early day, and lived first in Virginia, then Kentucky, and finally removed with his family to Indiana about 1831.  He settled in the southern part of Rush county and remained there, a farmer, until his death in 1835.  His wife had died several years previously.  In 1825, James, the subject of this sketch left home for the purpose of learning the tanner's trade, at which he worked at for two years.  The following year he went to Decatur county, where he made rails and cleared up three farms.  Was married in this county [Decatur] to  Margaret, daughter of  Berry and  Hetty Jones, April 27th, 1828.  He run a saw-mill in Clitty for two years, then came to Noble township [Shelby Co, IN].  Mr. and Mrs. Smith were the parents of eighteen children, only three of whom are now living, Eliza Ann,  James M.  and  H. R.  Mrs. Smith died in 1878.  She was a good Christian woman, a kind loving wife and mother and a member of the Baptist Church.  November 11, 1878, Mr. Smith was married to  Sarah Ann Pugh, daughter of  Thomas  and  Mary Kelley, who were natives of Virginia.  He became a member of Farmer's Lodge F. and A. M. January 29, 1853, was converted and joined the Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove, January 25, 1881 and lived a devout Christian until his death, which occurred April 7, 1884.  The lodge passed suitable resolutions respecting his death.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 27, 1884
Page 2 column 2
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MT. AUBURN
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          A little child of Max Smith died Monday night and was buried in the Mt. Auburn cemetery on Tuesday.  Mr. Smith is almost a stranger in this community, having come here recently from Kentucky.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 26, 1881
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Funeral of  Mr. David Smith
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          The funeral services of the late  David Smith  took place at his residence yesterday morning,  Rev. Cyrus Dunn  officiating.  The casket was a metallic one, and was purchased of Undertaker Wilson, of this city.  The handles were of solid silver with heavy silver moulding.  The funeral procession was a long one, consisting of seventy-three carriages.  The remains were interred in the Wray graveyard.  The following were the pall-bearers:  Philip Hook,  John Cushling,  George Francis,  George Holmes,  J. D. Lacey,  J. H. Barker,  Benjamin Farmbrough,  C. A. Gibson.
          The music rendered on the occasion was very fine, the choir consisting of the following named persona:  Dr. and Mrs. Gilmore,  Miss Mollie McConnell,  Miss Mollie Burnside,  Mr. and Mrs. Henry King,  Mr. William Cushing.  Miss Laura Voris,  Mr. John Smith. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, October 24, 1881
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          SMITH. -- David Smith, at his residence in Sugar Creek township, on Saturday evening at 10-1/2 o'clock, aged 69 years.  Funeral Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1881.
          The deceased was one of the best known men in the county, and this announcement of his death will surprise many who knew him so long.  He was possessed of many good and valuable traits of character which made him a valued friend and a good man.  We will mourn his loss and shall miss his presence from our midst as he hardly every failed to come to the city on Saturday and indulge in social conversation with his friends.  We extend to the family our sympathy in the great loss they have sustained by his death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 2, 1879
Page 3,   Column 2
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         DIED SMITH--On the 28th inst., at his residence in the Slough, in Addison township, Shelby county, Indiana  Thomas J. Smith.  The funeral took place at the late residence of the deceased, on Tuesday, the 30th of September, 1879, and was one of the largest ever seen in the county.  The deceased was extensively known throughout the county, and was universally liked.  As a neighbor he was kind and generous, as a citizen he was upright and honorable, and as a friend he was constant and true.  His death will be sadly felt throughout this county, where he has so many friends.  To his bereaved wife and grief stricken children we extend our most cordial sympathy in this hour of their deep distress.  The deceased was born on the 13th day of July, 1817, and consequently he was 62 years old at the time of his death.  He was married in Scott county, Kentucky on the 5th of February, 1845, to his present widow, who is a lady of rare excellence and worth.  Twelve children blessed this union, all of whom are living except a daughter, who died in the fifteenth year of her age.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
a newspaper of Shelby County, Indiana
May 10, 1871
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         SMITH--On Feb. 2, 1871, at his residence, near Smithland, Shelby Co., Ind., Rev. Hezekiah Smith, in the 87th year of his age.
[The article accompanying this death notice has been placed in the Biography section. PMF]
Submitted by Jean Hehn, obtained by Sue Stine with the assistance of Maurice Holmes.

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