Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville News
George W. Alley, R.R.1, Waldron, owner and operator of the George W. Alley Lumber Co., R.R. 1, St. Paul, died today t 1:45 a.m. in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He had been in serious condition since May 13 when he reportedly drove his pickup truck over a five-foot embankment into a pond.
Tuesday, July 20, 1976
Mr. Alley, who founded the Alley Lumber Company in 1924, was a member of the St. Paul Christian Church and Shelby County Shrine Club. He was a 50-year member of the Waldron Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; Waldron Chapter F. and A.M., Waldron Masonic Lodge; Murat Shrine, Indianapolis, and Baldwin Commandery, Shelbyville.
Services will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Glen E. George Funeral Home in St. Paul, with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating assisted by the Rev. Bill Horner. Burial will be in Van Pelt Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Born April 19, 1892, in Decatur County, Mr. Alley was the son of Joshua and Sophia (Wright) Alley. He married Esther Beagle June 24, 1916, and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Alice Gail) Sadler, R.R.1, St. Paul, and Mrs. Robert D. (Ruth) Marshall, Shelbyville, one son, Samuel J. Alley, R.R.1, St. Paul, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
One son died at birth and one sister preceded in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
A heart attack caused the sudden death, at 2:55 a.m. Thursday of
E. Alley, age 78, lifelong resident of Shelby county. Mrs. Alley had not
been ill and her unexpected death came as a distinct shock to a wide circle of
friends and acquaintances. She died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Thorp, with whom she resided in Noble township.
Friday December 12, 1941
HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL
She was born in Noble township August 3, 1863, the daughter of
Mary Avery Wright. Following her mother’s death when she was nine years of
age her father was married to Ellen Short. They preceded her in death.
1887 she was married to Joshua S. Alley, who died in 1920.
Surviving with the daughter at whose home she died are one son, George W.
Alley, of Noble township; one brother, Albert Wright, of Waldron, and
five grandchildren, Ruth and Samuel Alley, Mrs. Alice Gail Sadler,
Mrs. Marian Wiley and Gladys Thorp. One brother,
preceded her in death.
Mrs. Alley was a member of the St. Paul Christian church where funeral
services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. E. L. Ford, of this
city, officiating. Burial will be made in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of
Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Republican
Commodore P. Alley, 75 years old, well known to nearly all
Shelbyville residents through his activity as a gardener, died at the home of one of his
daughters, Mrs. William Fookes, 454 West Washington street, at 10:25 o'clock
Friday evening, after a long illness. Mr. Alley spent practically all his
life in Shelbyville. He was born near Milford, Decatur county, June 15, 1854,
and was the last of a family of eight children. His marriage to Miss Martha
Ellen Cherry occurred January 11, 1877. Mrs. Alley preceded him in death 23
years ago. Five children, three of whom survive, were born to them.
They are: Mrs. Fookes, at whose home the death occurred; Mrs. John
Shelbyville, and George Alley, of Philadelphia. Ten grandchildren and one
great-grandchild also survive. Mr. Alley was a member of the First Christian church for
many years. He was a graduate of Hartsville College, which existed many years
ago in Bartholomew county. Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Fookes on West Washington street, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev.
Paul Million officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Forest Hill
cemetery, C.F. Fix and Son in charge.
Saturday, April 12, 1930
C. P. ALLEY, WELL
KNOWN HERE, DIES
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
The Shelby Democrat
(From Friday’s Daily)
Thursday April 29, 1920
JOSHUA S. ALLEY
Prominent Citizen of County
Passed Away Thursday Night
Joshua S. Alley, influential resident of Noble township, died suddenly
at his home in Waldron Thursday evening at 10:30 o’clock. His death is
believed to have been caused from a weakened heart which resulted from a shock
he received three weeks ago when he fell while on a wagon. His death comes with
such suddenness that it can hardly be realized. He had been out of the house a
number of times since the accident and seemingly had suffered no ill effects
from the experience.
Mr. Alley was born in Decatur county, April 15, 1853, the son of
and Nancy (Selby) Alley. At his death he was aged 67 years and 7 days. He
was reared in Decatur county, working on his father’s farm and attending the
district schools during his youth. He also attended Hartsville college and
received a good education.
For his life work, Mr. Alley chose farming and his career has been eminently
successful and lucrative. He was an extensive landowner of the county, a hard
worker and excellent manager. In all matters he was fully abreast of the times
and was a man sought on all questions of importance. He was a member of the St.
Paul Christian church and at the age of twenty-one became a member of the Free
and Accepted Masons, No. 94, Milford, Indiana; later he changed his member ship
to the Waldron lodge.
Mr. Alley was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Wright, daughter of George
W. Wright, on September 1, 1887, and two children were born to the union, they
surviving with the widow. The son is George W. Alley and the daughter,
Mrs. Ethel Thompson, both of Shelby county. Mr. Alley had always been a
devoted husband and father and his life was one of broad-minded thoughts. There
are two sisters, Mrs. Ida Howard and Mrs. C. M. Wonderly, and one
brother, Jonathan Alley, all of Decatur county.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Waldron
Baptist church, Rev. Burns officiating. The burial will be made in the Ogden
cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, undertaker.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Martha Ellen Alley, wife of C. P.
Alley, died at their residence on
Franklin avenue at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the age of forty-nine
years, six months and twenty days, of paralysis. Mrs. Alley was born and reared
in this county. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Cherry, of Shelby
township. She was married to C. P. Alley in 1877 and their wedded lives have been
crowned with peace, love and happiness. She was a woman of loving, kind and
amiable disposition, highly respected by all who knew her, and her death comes
as a shock to her relatives and many friends. Four children were born to
this union. The husband and three children, Della Fooks, Grace Bennett
and George Alley, her father and mother, survive her. She joined the Pleasant Grove
Christian church many years ago and has lived the life of a Christian woman.
She was also a member of the Pocahontas lodge of this city and her funeral will
be under the auspices of that lodge. The funeral will be held at the house at
2:00 o'clock p.m. Sunday, April 29, the Rev. H. H. Harmon, of the Christian
church, officiating. Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge
of Marshall G. Tindall.
Thursday, April 26, 1906
RESPECTED WOMAN DIES
Contributed by Nancy
The Shelbyville Weekly
ALLEY—Near Greensburg March 16th
Enoch Alley, after an illness of a
day. Funeral March 16th, the day of death.
Thursday March 27, 1879
Page 3 column 5
NOTE—Our information states that a month ago the deceased married and
removed to Decatur County from his residence near this city. He was taken ill on
the evening of the Saturday preceding his death, which occurred on Sunday
morning and on Sunday evening his funeral took place.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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