Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday May 8, 1945
Fighter Pilot Is Reported
Lost on Mission on April 17,
Wife Notified
          Word that her husband, Second Lieut. George Alfred Apple, is listed as missing in action following a mission over Germany on April 17 has been received by Mrs. Rosella Newton Apple, of Waldron.
          No details were contained in the War Department telegram.  Lieutenant Apple is the son of George W. Apple; trustee of Liberty township and  Mrs. Apple, of near Waldron.


          The young man served as pilot of P-51 Mustang fighter plane.  He entered service in February 1943, and received his commission at Marianna Field, Florida, in June, 1944.  He went overseas in February of this year.  His last letter to his family was dated April 16.
          Lieutenant Apple was born in Liberty township on September 27, 1920, and graduated from the Waldron high school with the class of 1938.  He and Mrs. Apple were married four years ago and they are the parents of a daughter, Joyce.
Contributed byBarb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
October 10, 1935
Page 2   Column 2-5
Last Rites for Mrs. Caroline Apple,
Ninety-Three, to Be Held Sunday
Afternoon at Son's Home
          Mrs. Caroline Apple,  for many yearsa resident of the St. Omer community, passed away at 5:00 o'clock Thursday evening at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. C. D. Allison,  in Gardner, Ill.  Mrs. Apple was ninety-three years old at the time of her passing which is deeply mourned by hundreds of friends.  A year ago she suffered a stroke, and complicatoins resulted in her death.
          She was the daughter of  Ezekial and  Nancy Kelley.  She was married to  Solomon Apple, who preceded her in death in 1925.  Survivors are the daughter at whose home death occurred; one son,  Dan W. Apple,  of St. Paul; ten grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.
          Mrs. Apple was a member of the U.B. church at St. Omer.  For the past five years she had made her home with the daughter in Gardner.
          The body will arrive from Illinois at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon and will be taken to the home of the son,  Dan Apple,  in St. Paul, where last rites will be held at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Burial will be in the Mt. Garrison cemetery, Rush county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Note from John Ballard:&bsp; The name is properly Mount Gherizim Cemetery, and my records show that she was the last person buried there. Her mother was  Nancy Ballard Kelley,  who appears among the  Elijah Ballard  descendants.

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