Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 11, 1935
Page 1, column 3
Cornelius Belton of Acton Passes Away at Indianapolis
          Cornelius Belton, eighty-three years old, resident of Acton, died at 5:00 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Harvey Belton, in Indianapolis after an illness of ten days.
          He was married to  Miss Mollie McGregor  who died a number of years ago.  Later he was married to  Miss Sarah Brown, whose death occurred thirteen years ago.  Formerly Mr. Belton resided at Brookville.
          Surviving are three sons, Louis  of Greenwood, Harvey, of Indianapolis, and  Walter, of Acton.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2 :00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Wilson funeral home on Prospect street in Indianapolis.  Burial will be in the Acton cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 16, 1913
Page 2 column 5
Aged Lady Of Boggstown Answered Call
Of Death Angel After Long Illness
Of Brookfield Baptist Church in Which She was Active Worker
Came Here From Dearborn County Sixty Years Ago
(From Fridays’ Daily)
          Mrs. Caroline Belton, 89 years old, one of this county's highly esteemed elderly ladies, died at her home in Boggstown last evening at nine-thirty o’clock from a complication of diseases incident to old age. For the last year she has been in ill health, but not until a month ago did her condition become critical. Since that time her death has been expected at most any time and the end did not come unexpectedly.
          Deceased was well known in the Acton and Brookfield communities, having spent most of her life there.  She had been living for the past year at Boggstown with her daughter,  Mrs. Anna McLean.  Mrs. Belton was a very highly religious woman, being a member of the Baptist church at Brookfield and the last surviving charter member of the church. She was known by her many acquaintances as a woman of lovable traits and a kind heart and the end will come as a terrible shock to all of them. The other surviving relatives besides the daughter at whose home she died are one daughter,  Mrs. Jacob Patrick, of Acton; one son,  Benjamin Belton, of Wyoming, and one step-son,  Neal Belton, of Acton.  The family will have the sympathy of their many friends in their great hour of bereavement.
          Mrs. Belton is also survived by eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  She was the widow of the late  Robert Belton, to whom she was married in 1854, and was born in Dearborn county, Indiana, November 27, 1823.  She came to Moral township, Shelby county sixty years ago and had been a resident of that part of the county ever since the death of her husband fifteen years ago spending much of her time with her children.  The daughter at whose home her death occurred is the widow of the late  Ben F.McLean.
          The funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Brookfield, Sunday morning at eleven o’clock, the Rev. Buchanan, of Indianapolis officiating, and the interment will be made in the Acton cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 23, 1897
Page 4, column 3
          Robert Belton died at his residence, in Moral township, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1897, of paralysis, age seventy-seven years and eight months.  The remains were buried Monday December 20.  Services at the Baptist church, in Brookfield at ten a.m., the Rev. R. N. Harvey officiating.  Interment in the Acton cemetery.  Deceased was a Mexican soldier, enlisting in the one-year service, Company H. 3rd Indiana Volunteers.  Mr. Thomas McLane, of this city, also enlisted in the same company as deceased, and states that he was standing by his side when he was shot and wounded in the hand, while at Buena Vista.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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