Clarence DANNER Death of Clarence Danner. Clarence, fifteen-year-old son of Henry Danner, died Thursday a.m. at 12:20 o’clock at the family home on West Morrison street. His demise was due to peritonitis after an illness of six weeks duration. The deceased was a favorite with a large circle of young friends who mourn his loss deeply. He was an exceptionally bright boy. The funeral arrangements have not been definitely made but the services will occur sometime Sunday. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, November 22, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
E. Y. COMSTOCK DEATH OF A PROMOTER E. Y. COMSTOCK DIES SUDDENLY IN A NEW YORK HOTEL. Formerly Resided in This City and Was One of the Builders of the Old Frankfort & Kokomo Railroad. New York specials to the metropolitan newspapers tell of the death of E. Y. Comstock, a former well known citizen of Frankfort, and a brother of D. E. and Archie Comstock, a so well known man here a quarter of a century ago. Mr. Comstock’s death occurred in a New York hotel, where he had been a guest for about three weeks, and was pronounced to be due to apoplexy. He went to New York from Summitsville, Ind., for the purpose of promoting a new oil burning device. Twenty-five or thirty years ago Mr. Comstock was a conspicuous figure of the railroad world. With his brothers, D. E. and A. Y., he came to Frankfort and promoted the line of road from this city to Kokomo which was the basis of the present Clover Leaf system. Until it was converted into a narrow gauge and extended from St. Louis to Toledo, the short line was operated under the management of the Comstocks, E. Y. being president of the company. After disposing of his railroad holdings he returned to New York, coming to Indiana again after the discovery of natural gas. For a number of years he was in Marion and helped to locate factories in that city as well as in other places in the gas belt. Of late years he had interests in Summitsville, where he also resided. He was over sixty years of age. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, November 8, 1902, section 2, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
George CLARK KILLED IN A WRECK A FORMER CLOVER LEAF ENGINEER MEETS TRAGIC DEATH. George Clark, a former Clover Leaf engineer, who had many acquaintances in this city, was instantly killed near Terrill, Indian Territory, last Friday. Mr. Clark left the service of the Clover Leaf some five or six years ago and, with his wife, went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he procured employment as an engineer on the Rock Island railroad. Last Friday morning he was on his usual passenger run and when near Terrill, a broken rail wrecked the train. The engine turned over on its side and Mr. Clark and his fireman were caught under it and both instantly killed. None of the passengers were injured. The dead engineer was a son of O. B. Clark, the veteran Clover Leaf passenger conductor who retired from the service a few months ago on account of ill health. The remains were shipped to the father’s home in Toledo and the funeral occurred there today. Mr. Clark was well known among the employes of the Clover Leaf at this point, and they will be grieved to learn of his tragic death. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, December 20, 1902, page 2 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
Mrs. BORDERS G. A. Borders was called to Lafayette Tuesday to the bedside of his mother who is seriously ill. He returned Wednesday, leaving his mother somewhat better, but expecting to hear of her death momentarily. The old lady is 83 years of age end her disease will permit recovery [sic]. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, November 15, 1902, page 8 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011 Rossville. G. A. Borders went to Indianapolis Saturday on business, thence to Lafayette, where he spent Sunday at his mother's bedside. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, November 22, 1902, page 8 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011 G. A. Borders and family attended the funeral of Mr. Borders' mother, in Lafayette Sunday. The interment took place at Dayton. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, November 29, 1902, page 8 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
Eliza (PAULENBAKER) CLARK DIED WHILE SHOPPING MRS. CHAUNCY CLARK, OF COLFAX, SUDDENLY STRICKEN AT INDIANAPOLIS Was With Her Niece, Mrs. Joss, in the New York Store, When She Dropped Dead- Funeral and Burial at Colfax. Wednesday’s Daily Mrs. Chauncy Clark, residing near Colfax, who is a sister-in-law of Col. J. G. Clark, of this city, died suddenly of heart disease yesterday afternoon in the New York store at Indianapolis. Mrs. Clark went to Indianapolis yesterday morning to visit her niece, Mrs. Frederick Joss and also to attend the performance of Ben Hur. After the noon meal Mrs. Joss and Mrs. Clark started out to do some shopping. The latter appeared to be in her usual good health. The two ladies reached the New York store about 1 o’clock and had only been in the building a few minutes when Mrs. Clark suddenly fell to the floor. She was picked up by willing hands and carried to a nearby couch. Dr. Salter, the store’s physician was hurriedly summoned, but when he reached her, every sign of life had departed. The body was then removed to the Joss home, 953 North Pennsylvania street. The remains were brought to Colfax to burial, the arrangements for the funeral not having yet been announced. Col. John G. Clark, of this city, went to Indianapolis this morning to assist in the arrangements for bringing the body home. The deceased was quite well known throughout the county, her husband being one of the county’s most prominent farmers. She was sixty years of age and is survived by her husband and three children: John B. Clark, of Chicago; Mrs. Ford Moore, of Kansas City and Robert Clark, of Colfax. She was a niece of Mrs. Harvey Gaddis and a cousin of J. P. Gaddis, both of this city, and a sister-in-law of Robert and W. D. Clark, of near Colfax. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and a lady whom everyone admired and respected. Mrs. Clark spent Thanksgiving in Frankfort with relatives and she then appears to be in excellent health. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, December 6, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
Lewis CHOAT Well Known Farmer Succumbs to Paralysis Lewis Choat, a well known farmer residing northwest of the city, died Sunday night at 9 o’clock of paralysis. The funeral was held from the residence Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. Ogden of this city. The interment will be at Kilmore cemetery. The deceased was born in Ohio, October 22, 1820, and was consequently eighty-two years old. He came to Clinton county in 1843. In 1853 he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Miller and to this union were born four children, all of whom survive him. They are Mrs. James Price and Mrs. Abner Jones of this city; Mrs. O. W. Cropper, who with her husband recently located in Oklahoma, and Miss Laura Choat, living at home. The wife and mother died several years ago. The deceased was a Universalist in belief, although not a member of any church of that sect. He affiliated with the Rossville Lodge of Masons, but when that lodge surrendered its charter he transferred his membership to the Frankfort lodge and at the time of his death he was a member in good standing. Source: Frankfort Banner, November 15, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
Thomas AUSTIN Death of a Man Born on the Atlantic Ocean Thomas Austin, for many years a familiar figure in Frankfort and somewhat of a character in his ways, died at 2 o’clock a.m. Wednesday at 1048 West South street. Death resulted from injuries received in a fall last summer at which time Austin was thrown from a wagon while breaking a team of bronchos. Deceased was fifty years old last April and had the distinction of having been born aboard ship while his parents, who were emigrants, were crossing the Atlantic from Ireland to New York. Very little is known of the family’s history after reaching the new country. Austin was turned adrift to be a waif in New York and was brought to this city when a lad among several other boys who secured homes here. He was taken into the home of Chas. Sipe where he was reared to manhood. In his mature years he followed the work of a mason’s tender. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, December 20, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 2 Oct 2011
No, the Beisel Nursing Home was in Frankfort. I will call someone I think may know the location. I remember it by name and used to know where it was located, but have lost some of my memories over the years. Will be gone for a week, and get back to you later. ________________________________ From: Lena Harper <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thu, September 15, 2011 9:31:53 PM Subject: Re: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] IN-WEST-CENTRAL Digest, Vol 5, Issue 31 Carol, I can't say for sure, but in all the obits I've typed I don't think I've ever seen a reference to that nursing home. My guess would be that's in Boone County. Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:11:04 -0400 From: "Carol" <email@example.com> Subject: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] Biesel/Beisel Nursing Home To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> I have an obit from 1967 and Mr. Haynes died in the Biesel/Beisel Nursing Home. He had lived in Frankfort, but his second wife had been from Lebanon. Does anyone know where it was located? ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to IN-WEST-CENTRALemail@example.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
Carol, I can't say for sure, but in all the obits I've typed I don't think I've ever seen a reference to that nursing home. My guess would be that's in Boone County. Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:11:04 -0400 From: "Carol" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] Biesel/Beisel Nursing Home To: <email@example.com> I have an obit from 1967 and Mr. Haynes died in the Biesel/Beisel Nursing Home. He had lived in Frankfort, but his second wife had been from Lebanon. Does anyone know where it was located?
I have an obit from 1967 and Mr. Haynes died in the Biesel/Beisel Nursing Home. He had lived in Frankfort, but his second wife had been from Lebanon. Does anyone know where it was located?
L. S. LYTLE LEAF TRAINMAN KILLED CONDUCTOR LYTLE MEETS DEATH ON THE RAIL NEAR NORTH CREEK, O. L. S. Lytle, a Clover Leaf conductor, was killed last Friday afternoon by falling between two cards of a friend train near North Creek, Ohio. The exact particulars are not obtainable but as near as can be learned Lytle was on top of the moving train and when at a point one and one half miles east of North Creek, he fell between the cars, and his life was crushed out by the relentless wheels. Death was instantaneous. The train was stopped as soon as possible after the accident and the members of the crew placed the remains aboard the train and proceeded on to Holgate where they were given over to the care of an undertaker. The deceased had been in the employ of various railroads for at least twelve years. About a year ago he was promoted from brakeman to extra conductor, but has, during the past few weeks, been employed as brakeman for Conductor McCarty on the Delphos and Toledo local. July 17, last, when engine No. 58 blew up at Continental, resulting in the death of Engineer Majors and Fireman Smith, Lytle had just left the engine, barely escaping death, little thinking at that time that he would be the next one to meet death near that fatal spot. He was 36 years of age and is survived by a wife, two daughters and one sister. He was highly respected by the citizens of Delphos and his fellow employees. Mr. Lytle leaves his family well proved for. He carried $2000 insurance in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, $2500 in the Royal Arcanum and besides this has $6,000 in cash to his credit in a Delphos bank. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 4 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011
Mary G. (THOMAS) DOUGLASS PIONEER LADY CALLED MRS. MARY G. DOUGLASS SUCCUMS AFTER YEAR’S SICKNESS AT INDIANAPOLIS. Remains Will be Brought to This City For Interment in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery- Funeral Sunday Afternoon. Mrs. Mary G. Douglass, widow of Benjamin F. Douglass, died at 7:30 o’clock Friday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Merrill, in Indianapolis, after an illness of about one year’s duration. The remains will arrive in this city by the 1:10 Monon train Sunday afternoon and will be taken to the I.O.O.F. cemetery for interment and where short services will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Ogden. Deceased was a pioneer of this county, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac P. Thomas, who came to Clinton county about the year 1830, first locating in this city. She was born at Winchester, Va., October 20, 1822, and lacked but three days of being 82 years old. After her marriage she resided for some years in this city, but the greater part of her life was spent at Michigantown where she was well known and greatly beloved for her kindly nature and perfect christian character. Her husband died several years ago, but she is survived by the following children: Dr. J. W. Douglass, of Michigantown; Mrs. Elwood Avery, Mrs. Milton Merrill and Wm. E. Douglass, of Indianapolis; Sarah A. Douglass, of Michigantown, and Mrs. Amy V. Ross, of Elmira, N. Y. Mrs. Douglass united with the Methodist church when young in life and during the many years that followed exemplified her religion in every act and deed. She has taken her place with the good old mothers of Israel who know of a surety that “He giveth his beloved sleep.” Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011
John DOTY HELPED TO MAKE THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTY John Doty, Whose Death Occurred Monday Afternoon Came Here Fifty-Nine Years Ago. In Tuesday’s News brief mention was made of the death of John Doty, at his home in Jackson township, near Mechanicsburg. Death was caused by heart and stomach troubles, superinduced by old age. The funeral services will be held at the Sugar Creek Presbyterian church, at 10 o’clock Thursday morning followed by interment at the Buntin cemetery. Deceased was eighty-one years old and a native of Ross county, Ohio. He came to this county in 1843, and with the exception of a few years had resided on the farm where his death occurred. He had been thrice married. His first wife was Miss Elizabeth Clark, who died in 1852, after bearing him two children who still survive. In 1855 he was married to Sarah Rogers and to this union six children were born, two of whom are now living. Four years after her death in 1874, Mr. Doty was again married, the bride being Mrs. Jane Reagan. Two of the three children both to the last union survive. Mr. Doty in 1880 united with the Sugar Creek Presbyterian church and was one of its leading supporters. His life had been a busy one and to him must be given no small part of the credit for the splendid progress the county has made since he became a resident of it. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 4 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011
John CRAIG A SERIOUS QUARREL JOHN CRAIG OF MULBERRY USES AN AX ON JAMES PEELE. James Peele and John Craig, two prominent citizens of Mulberry, had an altercation last Friday afternoon in which Peele received bad injuries and as an after result Craig suffered a stroke of paralysis and may die. The quarrel occurred on the Lake Erie right-of-way and arose from a dispute over the rights of the two men to occupy certain portions of ground. Peele deals in drain tile and keeps a supply piled along the Lake Erie track. Craig is getting out handle blocks and wanted to load some cars where Peele’s tile were in the way. The men had some hot words when Craig picked up an ax and struck Peele on the head. So far as can be learned but one blow was struck, which was sufficient to put Peele hors de combat. He was taken to Dr. Airhart’s office and Craig went home. About an hour after the altercation Mrs. Craig found her husband lying on the floor of their home, unconscious, and an examination by a physician, who was called, revealed the fact that he was suffering from partial paralysis, almost his entire left side being affected. The supposition is that the nervous excitement which his passion aroused and worry over the probably fatal termination to the blow which he struck Peele so wrought upon him as to produce the attack. He was no better this morning and there is grave doubt concerning his recovery. Peele, it is said is not dangerously hurt. Both men are past middle age and counted good citizens although Craig is said to have a very violent temper. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 4 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011 ONE OF THE STRANGEST CASES ON RECORD John Craig, the Mulberry timber dealer, who had an altercation with James Peele on last Friday afternoon and who was afterward stricken with paralysis, died shortly before noon Monday. It is one of the strangest cases on record, as apparently the deceased was in good health up to the time he lost his temper and assaulted Peele. His condition was considered hopeless from the time of the attack of paralysis. The victim of his wrath, whom he struck over the head with an ax, is reported to be out of danger. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 1 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011 Worried to Death. Russiaville, Ind., Oct. 23.- As a result of brooding over a fight in which he struck James Peele with an ax handle, John Craig suffered an attack of apoplexy, from which he died. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 3 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 25 Aug 2011
George E. BROOKS DEATH OF A WELL KNOWN FRANKFORT CHARACTER George E. Brooks, the Optician, Succumbs to Fatal Malady- Was a Prisoner at Andersonville. George E. Brooks succumbed to smallpox at the pest house at 8:30 o’clock last night and will be buried at the I. O. O. F. cemetery tonight, the funeral to be conducted by immunes. Mr. Brooks was taken sick about ten days ago and his condition at no time was reassuring. It is believed that he was never vaccinated, although that fact can not be definitely determined. His physical condition, however, was such as to lend the disease encouragement and of the persons who have died of smallpox he is the only one who did not develop other dangerous complications. Under the present circumstances very little can be learned concerning Mr. Brooks biography. He was about fifty-eight years old and was born at Churubusco, Ind. He served as a soldier in the Seventh Ind. Cav. And was for eleven months a prisoner at Andersonville. He had been twice married and is survived by his second wife who was formerly Mrs. Gamble, mother of John and Walter Gamble of this city. During the recent years Mr. Brooks had followed the profession of optician and was quite successful, being recognized as a man of considerable ability in that line of work. He had a naturally keen intellect and with proper balance could have succeeded in any calling. Source: Frankfort Banner, Saturday, October 25, 1902, page 8 Contributed by: Lena Harper Added: 29 Aug 2011
After I posted asking for information, I found a Mary Belle Dow on the Frankfort Library obit index. Dec. 26, 1972 was the obit date. She was a good friend of my aunt and she was born in 1914. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lena Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:49 AM Subject: Re: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] Mary Belle Dow Carol, Do you know her birth and death dates? There were quite a few Dow's in the Geetingsville area. I have a partial index of the cemetery on the website: http://www.ingenweb.org/inclinton/cemeteries/GeetingsvilleCemeteryWarrenTownship.pdf I think I might have the rest of the burials so I'll look and see what I can find. Lena > Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:26:50 -0400 > From: "Carol" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] Mary Belle Dow > To: <email@example.com> > > Looking for family members of Mary Belle Dow. I feel > she was born in Warren Township, Clinton County, IN or in > Carroll County. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to IN-WEST-CENTRALfirstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
Carol, Do you know her birth and death dates? There were quite a few Dow's in the Geetingsville area. I have a partial index of the cemetery on the website: http://www.ingenweb.org/inclinton/cemeteries/GeetingsvilleCemeteryWarrenTownship.pdf I think I might have the rest of the burials so I'll look and see what I can find. Lena > Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:26:50 -0400 > From: "Carol" <email@example.com> > Subject: [IN-WEST-CENTRAL] Mary Belle Dow > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Looking for family members of Mary Belle Dow. I feel > she was born in Warren Township, Clinton County, IN or in > Carroll County.
Looking for descendants of Alfred & Mary Gillis. They lived in Crawfordsville, IN. Alfred Mar. 24, 1902 -- Jan. 1973 Mary Probably 1909 -- 1983 Son Robert April 1928 -- Dec 1978 Dau. Katherine 1929 --?
Looking for family members of Mary Belle Dow. I feel she was born in Warren Township, Clinton County, IN or in Carroll County.
A big thank you to Lena for posting these interesting obits.