Shelby  County,  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, October 15, 1912
Michael Barrett.
          Michael Barrett,  for many years a prominent resident of this city, but lately a resident of Waldron, died at his late home in that place at 4:50 o'clock Monday afternoon.  Death was caused by cancer of the stomach, from which he had been suffering for about one year.
          Mr. Barrett died at the age of fifty years and seventeen days.  During his residence in Shelbyville he made many friends and all will be shocked to hear that he has passed away at so comparatively early age.  He was a member of the Catholic church.  His trade was that of a carpenter and by his honest workmanship and upright dealings at all times he was a man who received and enjoyed the trust of all who were fortunate enought to have his acquaintance.  He was a kind father and enjoyed the greatest love of all his children, who are now grief stricken.  As a neighbor he was unexcelled and as a manly citizen he commended the respect of every one.
          Besides the widow, he is survived by two sons,  Russell and  Luther,  and two brothers and two sisters.  They are  John Barrett,  of Fairland;  Richard Barrett,  of Indianapolis;  Miss Sarah Barrett,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Anna Scripter,  also of the capital city.
          The funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father Ketter, of St. Vincent, officiating.  Interment in St. Joseph cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, October 2, 1905
          Ezekiel Barrett  died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Mattie Stewart,  of First street, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, after an illness of several months.  Mr. Barrett was born in Ohio in 1830.  He came to Shelby county in 1870, and was well known as a contractor for a number of years.  On May 3, 1855, he was married to  Melonia Rominger.  She died April 28, 1904.  Four sons and one daughter, with seven grand-children, survive him.  Funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. Stewart.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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