` Shelby County Indiana History & Genealogy, Obituaries - Amsden

Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 28, 1967
Rites  Wednesday  For
State  Masonic  Offician
          A widely known Masonic official,  Lee K. Amsden, 81, of near Waldron, died Sunday at 3:55 p.m. at Major Hospital.  He had been in failing health for 13 months and seriously ill for one week.  Death was due to a heart condition.
          Mr. Amsden was a retired tax auditor for the State of Indiana and was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church.
          Active in Masonic circles on the state and local level, Mr. Amsden was Grand High Priest of the Indiana Grand Chapter, R.A.M.; Past Grand Patron of the Indiana Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and served as grand representative to the Grand Chapters of Iowa and Louisiana near the Grand Chapter of Indiana.
          He was a member of and had held offices in Waldron Lodge No. 187, F.&A.M.; Shelby Chapter No. 20. R.A.M.; Shelby County Chapter No. 3, R.&S.M.; Baldwin Commandery, Knights Templar, and Waldron Chapter No. 187, O.E.S.
          Mr. Amsden also was a member of Robert A. Woods Priory, Knight of York, Cross of Honour; Red Cross of Constantine, St. Basil Conclave, Lafayette; Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis; and Murat Shrine, AAONMS, Indianapolis.
          Born in Waldron on Oct. 27, 1885, Mr. Amsden was the son of  Charles Edward and  Annie M. (Knight) Amsden.  On Feb. 1, 1913, he married  Frieda Reinhardt, who died in 1959.
          Surviving are three daughters,  Mrs. Frances Hatton, St. Paul,  Mrs. Mary Emma Turner, Stuart, Fla., and  Mrs. Margaret Bowden, Elmwood Park, Ill., and five grandchildren.  A brother preceded in death.
          Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. Edgar Cooper officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with graveside rites conducted by the Waldron Masonic Lodge.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held by the Order of Eastern Star at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
August 10, 1959
Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
Amsden, Freda Sadora (Mrs. Lee K.) / Death. Shelby County club founder. N. Aug. 10, 1959. p 9, Column 1.

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 14, 1905
From Wednesday's Daily.
[identical article in "The Shelbyville Daily Democrat," September 13, 1905]
          Roy Amsden, son of  Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Amsden, aged seventeen years, died at the home of his parents near Waldron this morning at 6 o'clock.  Roy, with several other boy companions, attended the fair here last week and on Friday they partook heartily of corn and beans at dinner on the fair grounds, from which all the boys were taken sick.  Roy was taken to his bed on Saturday.
          Dr. Randolph, who was called as a consulting physician, said today that the boy died of toxinia [sic], but the exact nature of the poison could not be told unless a post mortem examination were held.
          The other boys have recovered from the effects of the poison, but Roy was not strong enough to throw it off.
          Roy was born in the house where he died, April 1, 1888, afterwards coming with his parents to this city, where he was educated in the public schools.  He was a student in the high school last year, finally quitting school last March.  The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.  They will be announced later.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

The  Shelby  National  Volunteer
Thursday December 15, 1870
Page 3 column 2
          Mrs. Martha, wife of  E. B. Amsden, died at eleven o'clock on Monday night of this week.  It will be remembered that some two or three weeks previous she underwent the amputation of one of her lower limbs in hope of arresting the further spread of some kind of rheumatic or scrofulous disease, from which she had suffered for seventeen years, and which had baffled the skill of innumerable physicians.  Amputating was the last resort.  Her chances of recovery were scarcely one in a thousand, as she was greatly emaciated and her system deranged and physical energies prostrated by long years of suffering.
          Mrs. Amsden was about forty years of age, a daughter of the late  Thomas Cochran, of this county.  She leaves her husband and four children and a large circle of devoted friends to mourn her loss.  She was a woman of great kindness of heart, and those who knew her best were her warmest and most devoted friends.
[City Cemetery]
[Martha Ann Amsden July 3, 1830 December 12, 1870]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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