Shelby County, Indiana
The Shelby Democrat
Barnhart, 46 years old, plasterer and widely known resident of this city,
died at his home, 1023 Meridian street, Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock, from
neuralgia of the heart. His death was very sudden and occurred a few
minutes after he was stricken. His wife rushed to his side and a physician
was called, but nothing could be done. Funeral services were conducted at
the late home, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. H. N. Spear, pastor of
the First Baptist church, and Rev. Owen Livengood, of the First Christian
church, officiating. Burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of
Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Thursday, August 8, 1921
FRANCIS M. BARNHART
WAS STRICKEN SATURDAY
(From Monday's Daily.)
The death of Mr. Barnhart
was a severe shock to the city. He was held in high esteem by countless
friends. He was born at Taylorsville, Ind., July 6, 1875; the son of
Henry and Martha Barnhart, and came to Shelbyville in early
life and always lived in this city since that time. When a young man he
learned the plasterer's trade in which he became very efficient and was known in
this and neighboring counties for his good workmanship.
He was a member of the
West St. M. E. church but always attended the Baptist church services with is
daughter, Mary Barnhart, who is a member of that church. He was a
member of Chillon Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Kennelworth Temple Pythian
Mr. Barnhart was twice
married, his first wife, Hattie Busby Barnhart having passed
away 18 years ago. To this union one daughter, Mary, was born. He
was united in marriage with Miss Martha Muse, Sept. 4, 1905,
no children being born to this union. Mr. Barnhart was a devoted husband
and father and he was happiest when at his home with is family, which is
Besides the widow and
daughter already mentioned, he leaves his aged father, Henry Barnhart,
of this city, and one brother, Jacob Barnhart, of Indianapolis.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Democrat
Mrs. Martha Ellen Barnhart, 57 years old, wife of Henry Barnhart, died at their home, 903 Harrison avenue, at 12:40 a.m., today, following an illness of several years. She suffered from a complication of diseases and her health had been failing for the past ten years. During nearly all of that time she had been almost blind. She had been unable to leave her bed for four weeks. Mrs. Barnhart was well known in this city, as the family came here from Columbus, Bartholomew county, in 1890, and she had many friends, who will be saddened by the news of her untimely death.
Wednesday, January 13, 1915
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MRS. HENRY BARNHART
DIED THIS MORNING
Passed Away At Her Home On
Harrison Avenue -- Fun-
She was a daughter of James and Nancy Pyles and was born in Union township, Bartholomew county, April 30, 1857. Her marriage to Mr. Barnhart was solemnized May 8, 1872, and four children were born to the union, which had proved a most happy one. The children were Louis, Frank, Jacob and Bertha. The first child and the last one passed away several years ago. The son, Frank and Jacob, survive to comfort their aged father. Frank is a resident of this city and Jacob lives at Wilkinson, Ind. Mrs. Barnhart also leaves a granddaughter, Mary Barnhart, and three brothers and two sisters. They are David Pyles, of Indianapolis; James, of this city; Francis Pyles, of Columbus; Mrs. Rebecca Kemp, of Columbus, and Mrs. Emma Fouts, of Columbus.
Mrs. Barnhart had united with the church at Taylorsville, Ind., in her girlhood days, but had removed her membership to the West street M.E. church in this city twenty-one years ago at the time the Rev. M. A. Farr, now of Cincinnati, was pastor of the church. She was always active in the work of the church when the condition of her health would permit and had lived a consistent christian. She was also a member of District Court of Honor, No. 244, of this city, and the members will take an active part in the funeral services and burial ceremonies.
The funeral services will be held at the house at two o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. S. J. Cross officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of M. G. Tindall. The casket will be open to friends from three to five-thirty Thursday afternoon, seven to nine Thursday evening and from nine-thirty Friday morning until the hour for the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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