Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Anderson

The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
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Mary Ann Anderson, 86, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004.
Born March 28, 1918, in Bartholomew County, d/o  Clarence E. and  Sarah E. (Trimble) Trimnell.
Married  Jack Messer  on April 2, 1938.
Married  Charles Anderson  on July 8, 1967.
Survivors include one son, Larry Scott Messer  of Kingston, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda Sue Badgley  of LaFeria, Texas; three brothers,  Lowell Trimnell  of Shelbyville,  Merle Trimnell  of Edinburgh and  Ronald Trimnell  of Knightstown; two sisters, Marge Branner  of Greenfield and  Nancy Carter  of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by six brothers, Arthur Trimnell,  Harold Trimnell,  George Trimnell,  Ora Trimnell,  Martin Trimnell  and  Clarence Trimnell.
Hairdresser and domestic worker.
Graduated from cosmetology school.
Norman Funeral Home, 604 Main St., in Hope, the Rev. Marvin Arnett officiating.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mental Health Association.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 19, 2002
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Bernadine Wertz Anderson, 77, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002.
Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Mount Auburn, d/o  George A. and Anna (Mohr) Wertz.  Married  Raymond S. Anderson  on Dec. 24, 1958, and he survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Terie Anderson  of Shelbyville; and one brother, Garnet Wertz  of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Wertz,  Wayne Wertz  and  Herman Wertz, and one sister, Wanda A. Wertz.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Bookkeeper for Ray Breedlove Insurance Co.  Employed at the former Young Oil Co. and the former Monty Glove Factory.
Member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Exempler chapter, Naamah chapter of Order of Eastern Star and First Christian Church.
Graduated in 1942 from Mount Auburn High School.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Street Funeral Home, 232 W. Broadway St., with the Rev. David Evans officiating.
Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Shelby County.
Memorial contributions to Leukemia Society of America or First Christian Church, 118 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 26, 1999
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Former Shelbyville resident  Edward N. Anderson, 72, Richmond, died Saturday.
Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Shelbyville, s/o  Rosemond Breedlove Anderson.  Married  Barbara A. (Ayers) Anderson  on Feb. 8, 1951, and she survives.
Lived in Shelbyville until 1955 and graduated from Shelbyville High School.
Bachelorís degree from Earlham College and his law degree from the Indiana University Law School.
U.S. Army during World War II.  Member of the American Legion Post No. 65 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Vice president and trust officer for First National Bank, Richmond.  Former Richmond city attorney and had served on the Wayne County Welfare Board.
Former Sunday school superintendent of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Richmond; a member of the Masonic Lodge; the Scott Boys Club board; and a former member of the Forest Hills Country Club and Richmond Elks Club.
Past president of the Richmond Noon Kiwanis Club; past president of the Richmond Civic Theatre; had served on the Salvation Army board and United Way board; and was attorney for Pet Haven Cemetery, Richmond.
Survivors include one daughter, Brianne L. Gobble, Liberty; one son, Jon E. Anderson, Richmond; two sisters,  Mary Ann McVey  and  Dorcus Ann Anderson, both of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond.
Rev. Steven L. Schwier officiating.
Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery, Richmond.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Sunday, February 22, 1987
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Ralph Anderson, 83, 430 E. Pennsylvania, died Friday, W. S. Major Hospital.
Born March 3, 1903, Shelby County, s/o  Herman  and  Rosa Glover Anderson.
Married  Mary Antentie Ragusa on June 21, 1941, in Baton Rouge.
Survivors:  son,  Arthur Anderson, Wanamaker; daughters,  Mrs. Carl (Della Mae) Smits, St. Petersburg, Florida and  Mrs. Carroll (Inez) Small, Baker, Oregon; 15 grandchildren; half siste,  Mary Snyder, Fairland; half brothers,  Ray Anderson  and  Dale Anderson, both of Shelbyville.
Artist.  Farmer.  Operator of a barber shop for 14 years.  Grocer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for 22 years.
Member of the Catholic church.
U.S. Army WWI.
Ewing Mortuary.  No calling.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Indiana
Friday, January 27, 1984
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VICTOR I. ANDERSON
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Victor I. Anderson, 72, Indianapolis, died Thursday morning in  Indianapolis. 
Born Feb. 18, 1911, Morristown, s/o  Herschel and Wilma (Gordon) Anderson
WW II Army veteran.
Retiree of RCA Corp. in Indianapolis. 
Surviving are a sister, Neva Mandarino, Chicago, and a brother, Archie Anderson, California. 
Frazier Funeral Home. 
Burial:  Hanover Cemetery in Morristown.
[He was buried on Jan 28 1984 in Hanover Cemetery Shelby County Indiana.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Indiana
Monday 13 September 1982
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EARL  H. ANDERSON
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Earl H. Anderson, 75, Morristown, died at home at 6:10 a.m. Sunday.
Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown, with the Revs. Bob Reeves and Marshall Mc Crickard officiating. 
Burial:  Asbury Cemetery. 
Retired interior-exterior decorator,.
Member of the Morristown Christian Church and the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges at Morristown.
Life-long resident of the Gwynneville-Morristown area.
Born Jan. 21, 1907, at Gwynneville, s/o  Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Anderson.
Married  Maryellen Terrell, who died in 1968. 
Survived by a son, Richard Earl Anderson, Morristown; a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Sheets, Forest, Ind.; a sister, Neva Mandarino, Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Archie Anderson  of California and Victor Anderson, Indianapolis, and five grandchildren.
[Buried on Sep 14 1982 in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown Shelby County, Indiana.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday March 3, 1980
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Mrs. Bertha Myrtle Anderson, 93, Fairland, died at 12:50 a.m. today at the Morristown Nursing Home.  Failing health three years.
Worked for the former Fairland Canning Co.
Shelby County resident for most of her life.
Belonged to the Shelbyville Baptist Temple.
Born January 20, 1887 in Tipton, d/o  George Washington and  Georgeann (Hogan) Basey.
Married April 30, 1907 to  Herman Augustus Anderson;  he died March 29, 1935.
Survivors:  four children,  Mrs. Mary Snyder, Fairland and  Ray,  Dale and  Ralph Anderson,  all of Shelbyville; and 25 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. 
Two daughters, three sons, a sister and two brothers preceded in death.
Ewing Mortuary, the Rev. Dewey Harris officiating. 
Burial:  Fairland Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
February 26, 1979
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Hallard Anderson, 79, formerly Fairland, died early today.
Murphy Funeral Home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, June 8, 1977
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Ross E. Anderson, 58, R.R.1, Waldron, died Sunday, Wilfrd Hall medical Center, Lacklad Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Born Ma 16, 1919, s/o  Samuel and  Ethel Riley Anderson.
Married February 26, 1955, Grace C. Conard, who survives.
Also surviving:  sister, Mrs. Myrtle Masters, Greensburg' and two brothers, James D. Anderson, Champaign, Ill., and  John Anderson, Shelby County.
Self-employed electrician.
Retired U.S. Navy June 25, 1957, 20 years service.
Memorial service, Carmony Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Hampton officiating.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  News
Monday September 1, 1958
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. ANDERSON
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Local Womanís Rites To Be Held Tuesday
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          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Mortuary for  Mrs. Emaline Anderson,  96, who died Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Bessie Orem,  719 Teal Street. Rev. Frederick Whitaker will officiate and the burial will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
          Mrs. Anderson, a resident of Shelby county most of her life, had lived with the daughter for the past 12 years and had been ill for 10 weeks. She was born in Marion county October 30, 1861, the daughter of  Marion F. and  Mary (Richardson) Green.  She was married in 1880 to  Ephraim Tucker who preceded her in death. She later was married to  Elmer Anderson  whose death occurred in 1935.
          Surviving with Mrs. Orem are three other children, Harry Tucker of this city, Mrs. Vera Hauk of Fairland and  Everett Tucker of Indianapolis. Also surviving are four step-children,  Mrs. Herbert House  and  Mrs. William S. Clark  of this city,  Lloyd Anderson,  Edinburg and  Harry Anderson  of California.  There are two sisters,  Mrs. Clara Finley  of Mt. Auburn and  Mrs. Dessie Monroe  of Indianapolis; 20 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Anderson was a member of the First Baptist church and of Maccabees Lodge.
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Johnson County, Indiana Marriages
William Ephraim Tucker  Emma Green
February 29, 1880
Book 3 Page 83
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Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
Emma Tucker  Ellis Slifer
July 7, 1923
Book 26 page 337
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Emma Slifer  Elmer E. Anderson
September 28, 1929
Book29 page 358
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
MaY 15, 1953
Page 19
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          Frank Anderson , 42, driver for the Yellow Cab. Co., died suddenly of heart block at his home, 232 E. Eighth St., at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.  He was born in Newport, Ind., April 22, 1911, son of  James and  Grace Jameson Anderson.  He was married June 20, 1988 to  Mabel Poage, who survives.  Other survivors are two children,  Howard  and  James, at home; four brothers,  Archie, Greensburg;v George, Shelbyville,  Clarence, Traverse City, Mich; and  Raymond  of Homer, Ind.; two sisters,  Mrs. Estel Eubanks, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Betty Warrick, Home, Ind.  He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Arizona.  Funeral services will be held from the Eikenberry Funeral Home at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. L. E. Tucker  officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  The body will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Ind.
Saturday, February 28, 1953
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. ANDERSON
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GWYNNEVILLE  RESIDENT, 85,
DIES  AT  HOME  OF  DAUGHTER
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          Mrs. Linnie Jane Anderson, 85, lifelong resident of the Gwynneville community, died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Webb Beatty 
in Knightstown.  The daughter of  Benjamin and Sarah (Hayes) Duncan,  Mrs. Anderson was born in Shelby county on December 22, 1867.  Her marriage to John (Add) Anderson took place in 1885 and he preceded her in death in April, 1950.  She is survived by four children, Mrs. Beatty,  Mrs. Earl Woodruff  of Decatur, Ill., H. G. Anderson  of Flint, Mich., and  Clayton Anderson  of Gwynneville.  Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Gwynneville Christian church . Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown.  Interment will be in Hanover cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Contributed by Chris Anderson


Unknown  Shelby  Co  newspaper
April, 1950
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AGED  COUNTY  MAN  SUCCUMBS
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          John (Add) Anderson, 86 year old Bwynneville resident, died at the W. S. Major Hospital Sunday morning at 6:45 o'clock.
          Mr. Anderson, who had spent the greater part of his life in Hanover township, was born in 1863, the sone of  John H. and  Evangeline (McConnell) Anderson.
          On January 22, 1885, he was married to  Linnie Duncan  who survives with four of seven children born to the couple.  They are  Herschel Anderson  and  Mrs. Bernice Wickliff  of Flint, Mich., Clayton  of Gwynneville and  Mrs. Sylvia Beatty  of Wilkinson.  Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Della Collins  of Gwynneville, 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
          Funeral services will be held at the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. S. R. Aldrich officiating.  Interment will be in the Hanover cemetery.  Friends may call the funeral home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Kristin Miller


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 4, 1943
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MRS. ANDERSON  DIES  AT  HOME
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          Mrs. Ina E. Anderson, 70, widow of  John K. Anderson, died at her home in Waldron at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, following an illness of a few hours.
          Born September 5, 1872, in Liberty township, she was the daughter of  Thomas and Lucy (Newton) Stansifer.  Her marriage to John K. Anderson took place December 25, 1898.  He died July 5, 1938.
          She was a member of the Waldron Methodist church.  Surviving are five nieces,  Mrs. Earl Peek,  Miss Ethel Howard,  Mrs. Leota Barnes,  Mrs. V. L. Roberts, all of Waldron, and  Mrs. W. A. Jones, and one nephew, Thomas Howard, of Whitestown.  She is also survived by five great nieces and two great nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Waldron Methodist church at 2:00 p.m. Friday, with Rev. M. R. Kerr, pastor officiating.  He will be assisted by the Rev. D. P. Rowlette.  Burial will be in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the home after 2:00 p.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, July 6, 1938
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WALDRON  MAN  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for John K. Anderson
Will Be Conducted Thursday
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          John K. Anderson, highly respected and well-known resident of Waldron, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home following several years of illness.  Death was caused by carcinoma.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Thursday at the M. E. church of Waldron with Rev. R. O. Pearson, of Bloomington, former Waldron pastor, officiating and assisted by the Rev. Amos Bastin present pastor of the church.  Burial will be in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  Friends may call at the home any time after noon Wednesday, but are asked to omit flowers.
          Born in Ohio November 19, 1859, Mr. Anderson was seventy-eight years, seven months and sixteen days old at the time of death.  He was the son of  Jordan B.  and  Elizabeth Darby Anderson and is the last of a family of nine children.
          On March 17, 1887, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Crosby, who died in 1894.  On December 25, 1898, he married  Ina Stansifer.  There were no children.  Two nieces and four nephews survive.
          Mr. Anderson lived in Waldron most of his life, operating a grocery store there for thirty-three years.  He was in the baking business for five years and retired from active life about ten years ago.  He was a member of the Waldron M. E. Church.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday March 22, 1932
Page 2
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CALLED  BY  DEATH  IN  GWYNNEVILLE
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MRS. ANGELINE  ANDERSON,
ALMOST  NINETY  YEARS  OLD, 
PASSES  AWAY  AT  HOME
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LIFELONG  COUNTY  RESIDENT
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          Mrs. Angeline Anderson, who would have reached the age of ninety years on Thursday of next week, died at about seven o'clock this morning in her home at Gwynneville.  All of her life had been spent in Shelby County.  Four generations surviving her include three children, fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  The three children she leaves are  Mrs. Della Anderson of Indianapolis,  Ada Anderson, of Gwynneville, and  Will Anderson  of Detroit, Mich.  Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Christian church at Gwynneville.  The funeral service will be held in this church at two o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Reverend Mr. Hufford, former pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Hanover cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk of Morristown.
[Married to John Howard Anderson on Oct 18 1860 in Gwynneville, Hanover Township, Shelby County Indiana.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, June 30, 1925
Page 1 column 4
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DEATH  OCCURRED  IN  CALIFORNIA
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Mrs. Lula D. Anderson, Former Resident,
Passed Away On Monday Evening
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DAUGHTERS  RECEIVE  WORD
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          Mrs. Phillip Hunker and Mrs. Albert Mills of this city received a telegram this morning announcing the death of their mother, Mrs. Lula D. Anderson at the home of her niece, Mrs. Frank E. Perkins at Alhambra, California, Monday evening at 6:15 o'clock.  Mrs. Anderson was a resident of this city for about twenty-two years and only left here last October for the benefit of her health.  Her death was caused from a complication of diseases of which she had been a patient sufferer for more that six months.  The deceased was born in Leesburg, KY., being sixty-two years and eleven months of age.  Her husband  Neal E. Anderson, passed away in 1916.  She was very well known here and a member of the Christian church, Ladies' Aid Society, Pocahontas, Rebekahs and Royal Neighbors, all of this city.  Besides the two daughters mentioned she is survived by one brother, John H. Anderson, of Covington, KY.  The body will be brought here for burial.
          Announcement of the funeral to be made Wednesday by Charles M. Ewing, who is in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 2, 1925
Page 6 column 2
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ANDERSON  FUNERAL        
        MONDAY  AFTERNOON
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          Relatives here received a telegram this morning announcing that the remains of  Mrs. Lula D. Anderson  left Alhambra, California, Wednesday afternoon at 12:23 o'clock and will arrive here Saturday aftermoon or evening.  The body will be taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phillip Hunker, 459 Washington Avenue, where funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at ten-thirty o'clock, the Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the Christian church, officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  Charles M. Ewing in charge.  The Royal Neighbors' Lodge will take part in the services at the home and the Pocahontas at the grave.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, October 29, 1924
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DAVID  ANDERSON
DIED  YESTERDAY
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Former Resident of This City
Passed Away in Van Buren
Township.
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          David A. Anderson, a former resident of this city, passed away at the home of his son and daughter of VanBuren township at three o'clock Tuesday afternoon following a long illness caused from paralysis.  Mr. Anderson was seventy-nine years old.  He was a very well known in Shelbyville and had many acquaintances in this county.  He is survived ty two sons,  William  and  John Anderson  and two daughter,  Mrs. Bartina Beasley  and  Mrs. Mary Kaster; one brother, Perry Anderson, of Tipton county, and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Daugherty of Johnson county, besides a number of other relatives.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Vine street M.P. church on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. L. C. Mure, pastor of the West Street, M.E. church officiating.  Interment will be made in the Miller cemetery, H. A. Hageman of the M. H. Sleeth undertaking firm in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 16, 1917
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AT  AGE  EIGHTY-THREE
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John Anderson Died Thursday Night
At Home Of Daughter
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          At the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Alexander who lives west of Washington Avenue, John Anderson died Thursday night at the age of 83 years.
          He was born in Clark county and lived in Johnson county the greater part of his life.  He was the father of  Oliver and George Anderson of this city and  Herman Anderson of Marion township.  He also has a daughter living in Indianapolis and a son in Biloxi, Mississippi.
          The cause of death was a complication of ailments mostly due to enfeebled condition brought on by his age.
          In addition to his children there are 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery, the Rev. D. W. Hetrick, officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 10, 1916
Page 1, column 2
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LOCAL  MAN  DEAD
AT  LEXINGTON,  KY.
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Eugene Anderson, This City,
Expired Suddenly Yesterday
At Home Of Relatives,
According To Message
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          Eugene Anderson, of 54 East Mechanic street, who for several years had been in charge of the Big Four railroad gates at the East Franklin street crossing, dropped dead at Lexington, KY., yesterday, where he had gone with his daughter, Miss Nannie, for a visit with relatives, according to word received here early today.
          Mr. Anderson had been in very poor health for several years but his death came as a great shock to his relatives.  Mr. Anderson left here at noon last Saturday with the daughter, for a short visit with his relatives at Lexington, where he was born and reared.  The exact time of his death and the cause is not known, so far as can be determined.  The wife, Mrs. Lula Anderson  and the eldest daughter, Mrs. Albert Mills, left here early today for Lexington.  Mr. Anderson's age is not known, but it is thought to be well into the sixties.  Information received here stated that the remains of Mr. Anderson will be kept at Lexington and the funeral held from the home of his relatives, whom he had gone to visit.  He was born and reared in Kentucky and his family is buried there.  The time of the funeral has not been learned.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 12, 1906
Page 6, column 2
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TOOK  HIS  OWN  LIFE
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Archie Anderson of St. Paul
Fired Bullet Into His Brain Yesterday
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ILL  HEALTH  AFFECTED
HIS  MIND  TEMPORARILY
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Coroner Held Inquest and Rendered
Verdict At Home Early this Morning
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WIFE  FINDS  HUSBAND'S  BODY
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(From Friday's Daily)
          On returning to her home, after stepping from the rear door for a few minutes, about five o'clock last evening, Mrs. Archie Anderson  found her husband lying in a pool of blood.  A revolver by his side and a bullet wound in the left temple told the story.  He had taken his own life.  The frantic screams of Mrs. Anderson brought neighbors to the home and in a short time the little city of St. Paul was aroused with excitement.
          Mrs. Charles Wylie  and  Mrs. Henry Hoyer  had just left the Anderson home when the tragedy occurred.  They had called for a neighborly chat and Mrs. Anderson accompanied them to the door bidding them good day.  She returned to the house and walking through the living room, where her husband sat, went out the rear door.  When she returned in only a few moments, she made the ghastly discovery.  The women who had just left Mrs. Anderson heard the revolver shot, but thought it was only the slamming of a door.  Mrs. Anderson did not hear the report, and first knew of her husband's deed when she saw him lying in the pool of his life's blood.  Mrs. Wylie and Mrs. Hoyer heard her screams and summoned aid.
          Dr. Harry E. Wilcox,  William F. Embry,  Christian Ricker  and  Frank Anspaugh  were the first to arrive and picked Anderson's lifeless body from the floor and laid it on a couch.  From the position of his body, Anderson had stood in front of a mirror near the front door of the living room and fired the fatal shot.  A 32-caliber Iver-Johnson revolver lay to the right of his body and his left hand had fallen across his body in such a position as to indicate that the weapon had been held in that hand.  Anderson was left handed and the bullet entered his head at the left temple, passed out on the right side ranging slightly upward and was found imbedded in the ceiling to the right of the mirror.  Death was instantaneous.
          Undertakers Wilson & Son were called and prepared the body for burial.  Coroner Bass  was summoned, as the Anderson's reside across the line in Shelby county, and accompanied by  Sheriff Newton  and a Democrat representative, visited the scene of the tragedy this morning.  An inquest was held and a verdict rendered that Anderson met his death by suicide caused by momentary derangement of the mind.
          Anderson has been in poor health for some time and it is supposed his illness affected his mind.  He was temperate in his habits and so far as is known his family affairs were of the most satisfactory sort.  There were no children in the family and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson lived alone, but their married life has always been a happy one.  Anderson sold his property a few days ago to  Henry Hoyer  for $850, and bought a farm about two miles south of Blue Ridge, where they were intending to move this week.  Some persons think he had brooded over financial affairs in regard to this sale and purchase, but he seemed satisfied with the transaction and was particularly jovial yesterday.  Mrs. Anderson had noticed little peculiarities in his conduct for some time and told her sister, Miss Kate Ensminger, of this city, that a few days ago, while toying with the revolver with which he took his own life, he laughingly said he believed he would kill her then commit suicide.  She paid no attention to this remark, as it seemed only a jest.  When his actions became more and more peculiar, she hid the gun and it was only yesterday that he found it.
          Mr. Anderson, a weaver by trade, was twenty-nine years of age and a son of  Mrs. Orlando Embry, Sr., of St. Paul.  About seven years ago he married  Miss Grace Ensminger, a daughter of  Mrs. Jean Ensminger, of Colescott street, and a sister of  Miss Kate Ensminger, a teacher in the public schools of this city.  He was a member of the Red Men's lodge and of the M. E. church of St. Paul.  The funeral services will be held at the St. Paul M. E. church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  The Rev. Clarence Stout  will officiate.  Interment in Vienna cemetery.  Manowa Tribe No. 352, I.O.R.M., will have charge of the services.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Greenfield  Evening  Republican
June 20 1895
Page 1
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'Local and Personals'
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          Jacob Anderson, age about 65 was found dead in bed this morning at his house in the Southeast part of Blue River Township.
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The  Greenfield  Evening  Republican
June 21 1895
Page 1
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'Local and Personals'
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          It has been reported on our streets today that  Jacob Anderson, of Blue River Township, who was found dead in bed yesterday morning, had committed suicide . This is false.  Mr. Anderson had been afflicted for some time with heart disease, and has been confined to his bed for several days.  His wife left him in bed at 4 o'clock in the morning apparently feeling better, but when she called him for breakfast, she found him dead.
[He was buried on Feb 20 1895 in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown Shelby County, Indiana.  He was a twin of  George M.  He served in the 59th Indiana Reg. as a private.  He was married to  Susannah Haskett (daughter of  John Haskett  and  Elizabeth Woody) on Aug 25 1850.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson


The  Shelby  Democrat
July 24, 1890
Page 3
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          Myrtle A.,  the 5 year old daughter of  Oliver C. and  Amanda S. Anderson,  died at their home on West Mechanic street, at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 20th, of whooping cough.  Funeral services were held at the house at 11 o'clock Monday.  Interment at the Mt. Pleasant graveyard.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The Daily Republican
May 2 1888
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          James H. Anderson  died at his home in Morristown of heart disease on Thursday April 26, aged 67 years.
[Buried Asbury Cemetery.  Married to  Mary Ann Haskett  (daughter of  John Haskett  and  Elizabeth Woody) on Sep 25 1845 in Hancock County Indiana.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson


The  Daily  Republican
Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
March 15 1888
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          Craig Anderson, of Hanover Township, who was stricken wth apoplexy a few days ago, died yesterday at his home.
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The  Greenfield  Indiana  Daily  Republican
March 21, 1888
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          On Monday night of last week, Craig Anderson  was on his way home from his son's residence when suddenly he received a paralytic stroke, which
proved fatal on Thursday.  His remains were buried in Asbury Chapel Cemetery on Friday.

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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 15, 1888
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          Craig Anderson, who lives three miles east of Morristown, was found lying in the road in an unconscious condition from paralysis by  John Holden, near the latter's house, in Hanover township, Tuesday.  His condition is precarious.
[Given name: : Charles Creg Anderson]


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 22, 1888
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(Morristown, March 20, 1888)
          The report that there was foul play in the death of  Craig Anderson  is without foundation.  The cause of death was apoplexy.
[He was married to  Sarah Ann Munden (daughter of Christopher Wilson Munden  and  Phariba Elizabeth Haskett) on Aug 2 1853.
Contributed by Chris Anderson

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