Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Sunday, February 22, 1987
Mellie M. Braden, 90, Greensburg, died Saturday, February 21, 1987, at the home of her son, George E. Braden.
Born February 17, 1897, Bartholomew County, d/o  Clinton  and  Nellie Phillippi Marlin.
Married  George W. Braden in December 1915; he died April, 1960.
Survivors:  son (above);  daughter Mrs. Lowell (Virginia) Hatton, Flat Rock;  six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
One brother and one sister preceded in death.
Member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope, Bartholomew County, Rev. Jan Hobbs officiating.
Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 10, 1986
Letha A. Braden, 93, RR 1, Flat Rock, died Sunday, November 9, 1986, Waldron Healthcare Center.
Born October 21, 1893, Shelby County, d/o  A. J.  and  Cora Dodds Snyder.
Married  James Braden; he died in 1963.
Member Geneva United Methodist Church and Missionary Society.
Survivors:  son-in-law, Fred Gregory, Greensburg;  several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one daughter and two brothers.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope, Bartholomew County, with Rev. Doug Finney officiating.
Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 21, 1963
Noble Township Man's Rites Wednesday
James O. Braden, 73, R.R. 1 Flat Rock, died suddenly Sunday, October 20, 1963.
Life-long resident of Noble township community.
Born April 27, 1890, Noble township, s/o  W. R.  and  Mattie Howard Braden.
Married  Letha Snyder  April 2, 1914; she survives.
Other survivors:  daughter,  Mrs. Fred (Vivian) Gregory, Waldron; sever nieces and nephews.
Member of the Geneva Methodist Church.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope, with Rev. Max O'Dell officiating.
Burial:  Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 10, 1963
Mary Braden  died Friday, April 9, 1963, Beech Grove, Marion County.
Born April 18, 1907, Shelbyville, d/o  Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wood.
Surviving:  husband, Joye Braden, Indianapolis; several aunts, cousins and two sisters.
Little and Son Mortuary, Indianapolis.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, April 11, 1960
Heart Attack Fatal to
Noble Township Farmer
George W. Braden, 63, died suddenly, heart attack, in Noble township Sunday, April 10, 1960, at 6 a.m.
Lifelong Shelby county farmer.
Born March 3, 1897, s/o  W. R.  and  Mattie Braden.
Active member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, served as elder.
Married  Mellie Marlin  December 2, 1915; she survives.
Survivors:  wife;  children,  Mrs. Lowell (Virginia) Hatton, Flat Rock, and  George E. Braden, Noble township; six grandchildren; one brother, James O. Braden, Flat Rock.
Norman Funeral Home, Hope, Bartholomew County.
Burial:  Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Saturday, November 6, 1943
Lt.  Maurice  Braden,
Shelbyville  Native
Fortress  Crash  Victim
          It was learned here Friday that  Lt. Maurice E. Braden,  one of 16[?] Army men who were killed when a Flying Fortress crashed and burned in California late in October, was a native of this city.  He was the only son of  Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Braden,  of Indianapolis, former residents of Shelbyville.
          The young man was born in Shelbyville, but his parents moved to Indianapolis when he was small.  His mother will be remembered here as  Miss Grace Norvell.
          He received his wings and commission at Mather Field, Calif., on September 11 and was married to  Miss Wanda Minton,  of Indianapolis, that day.  He had served as an instructor at the field since his graduation and the plane crashed while on a routine flight.
          The young man has several distant relatives in this community.  His parents reside at 3909 Spaul[?] avenue, Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Greensburg  Daily  Newspaper
September 27, 1926
          Death came to end the suffering of  Mrs. Ermina Braden  at the Memorial Hospital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.  She was taken there 2 1/2 weeks previous after having sustained a fall which broke her hip.  Although well advanced in years, Mrs. Braden made a brave fight to get well but to no avail.
          Ermina Dickinson was a daughter of  Amos and  Indiana (Palmerton) Dickinson  and was born in Clay Township Sept. 18, 1844, and was married in 1865 to  Richard J. Braden,  a veteran of Co. D of the Seventh Indiana Regiment.  He died seven years ago.  They lived for many years on the farm one mile southeast of Milford where their son,  Charles A. Braden  and family now live.  Later they lived on a farm two miles west of Liberty Church, moving from there to Greensburg in 1910.  They were also residents of Greensburg for a few years in the 80's and returned to the farm.
          Three children were born to this family:  Charles A.,  of Clay township;  Mrs. Anna Butler,  who died three years ago, and  Harry Braden  of this city.  She is also survived by a half-brother,  John Fairbanks  of Detroit, Mich., and a half-sister,  Mrs. Mary Grover,  of Shelbyville.
          The deceased was a devoted member of the Methodist church since early life and a member of the W.R.C.  She was of cheery disposition, kind-hearted and generous, and a woman who dispensed sunshine wherever she went.  The world is bright and souls are happier because she lived.
          The funeral will be held in the home at 327 East Washington Street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, The Rev. C. W. Whitman officiating.  Burial in South Park.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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