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A Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
John Hines of East Jackson street, for many years a flagman in this city for the Big Four, is critically ill of pneumonia at Indianapolis. He went there Tuesday to attend the funeral of his son, John Hines, the Big Four conductor, whose death occurred in a hospital at Louisville. He is past eighty years of age and is at the home of his dead son's wife. It is not possible to return him to his home here at present and it is feared that the attack will prove fatal.
March 22, 1912
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Tuesday Republican
Mrs. Hines says she has never had the
tooth-ache in her life, and still possesses all the teeth she had seventy-five
years ago. Her relatives say it is noticeable that her condition is
growing feebler but she still moves about the house with the assistance of a
cane. Her days are spent around the home on East Washington street and she
now finds pleasure in sitting in the house enjoying an occasional pipe full of
February 10, 1903
MRS. ANNA CARMODY - HINES
|| The oldest
resident in Shelby county and doubtless in this part of the State, resides in this city.
This article refers to Mrs. Anna Carmody-Hines, who
if her life is spared until February 12th, will have reached the 103d
mile-stone in life's journey.|
Mrs. Hines was
born in Ireland, County of Clare, the 12th day of February, 1800.
She was married in that country to Cornelius Hines, who
died in 1835. She remained in Ireland until 1862, when she
accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cooney (her
daughter) to America. On reaching the United States they came west
and located in Cincinnati. Mr. Cooney accepted a position with the
Big Four Rail Road Company, where he remained six months after which he
was transferred to Sunman.
The subject of this sketch soon after arriving in Cincinnati
secured employment as a nurse in one of the hospitals. This position she
held for three years after which she joined her daughter in Sunman. In
1866 Mr. Cooney was again transferred, this time to Shelbyville, by the
railroad company and soon afterward moved his family here where they have since
Mrs. Hines has a memory
that is remarkable for one of her age. She can recall distinctly the
assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, and can also recall
happenings which occurred seventy-five or eighty years ago. She finds much
pleasure in conversing with some of her old friends when they call to see her.
Another remarkable thing
about this old lady is her health. During her five score and nearly three
years of life she has never been ill enough to spend a day in bed. At
times her grandchildren try to persuade her to take a nap during the day time,
but this she refuses to do.
As to habits, none can be
more regular. Three meals, very small ones, are eaten each day and an
occasional lunch. After finishing supper Mrs. Hines will go to her room
and at seven o'clock every night she has retired. Eight o'clock in the
morning is her hour for rising and she will get up at that time and dress
without the assistance of any one.
She is a member of the
St. Joseph Catholic church of this city, and two years ago this coming Easter
she had the pleasure of attending services at her church, which she enjoyed
immensely. The trip, four blocks distance, was made in company with her
granddaughter. On returning home she was very tired but has at several
different times expressed herself as wishing to attend services again, but the
distance is too great for her.
Eight years ago Mrs.
Hines went to Indianapolis where she was the guest for several days of Mrs.
Patrick Hines. This was her last trip away from home.
Her brother also lived to
be very old. He died two years ago Christmas Eve at the age of
eighty-three years. He was standing in the door-way at his home in Morris,
Indiana, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, dying almost instantly.
Mrs. Hines has a
daughter, Mrs. Katherine Cooney, aged 72 years, and a son, John Hines,
aged 66 years, residing in this city. She also had a daughter in Ireland,
but she does not know whether or not she still lives. There are also
eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren living.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Indiana State Journal
MORRISTOWN, Ind., Jan. 31.--At the funeral of his four-year-old granddaughter,
George W. Hines, a wealthy farmer and ex-
soldier experienced a serious attack of
heart trouble. His condition is considered
dangerous. His granddaughter was killed
by a wagon bed, in which she and her six-
year-old sister were playing, falling over on
her, a bolt crushing her skull. Death was
February 2, 1898
Overcome at a Funeral.
The Shelby Democrat
Minnie Hinds, of Freeport, has filed suit for divorce through her attorney John A. Tindall, from James Hinds, alleging cruel treatment. She charges James with having at one time made her get up out of a sick bed at the residence of her mother and return home with him, and on arriving at home drew a revolver on her threatening to blow her brains out. Hinds is the son of J. O. Hinds, who formerly conducted a blacksmith shop in this city, and is himself a blacksmith, having moved here to Freeport about a year ago.
Mrs. Hinds is the daughter of the late Jesse Ray and is an attractive looking young woman.
Thursday, December 5, 1895
Page 3, column 2
Submitted by Barb Huff