The Shelbyville News
Mrs. Gertrude Byers, about 80, Indianapolis. Sister of Mrs. Edna Coers of this city, died Wednesday. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Thursday, February 22, 1962
LOCAL WOMAN'S SISTER DIES
Surviving w/sister, Mrs. Florence Schumeaher (sic) of Indianapolis, and one grandson.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery here.
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr,
Phoenix, AZ 85022, and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
"A. T. (Bert) Byers, about sixty years of age, former resident of this city, died suddenly Saturday morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Indianapolis following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Byers was agent for the New York Central Railroad office in Indianapolis. He moved from this city about 35 years ago.
Monday, April 28, 1941
"FORMER LOCAL MAN SUCCUMBS
"A. T. Byers Dies at Home in Indianapolis;
Left Here 35 Years Ago
"He is survived by the widow, the former Gertrude Harrell, of this city; one sister, Mrs. E. C. Ricketts, of this city, who is critically ill, and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Schumacher, of Decatur, Ill.
"Funeral services will be held at the late home, 3714 Central avenue, at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, after which the body will be brought here for burial at 3:15 o'clock. The Rev. Ernest L. Ford will conduct short services at the grave. Burial will be in charge of Edwards & Kohlmeyer, funeral directors."
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022
The Shelbyville Republican
John Byers, Sr., one of the best known and respected residents of this city died early this morning,
shortly after midnight, at the home of his brother Moses Byers, at Freemont, Ind. Death was due to
a paralytic stroke which Mr. Byers suffered after he had left here a few weeks ago for a visit with his
brother and a trip to the lakes. Mrs. Byers, the widow of the deceased, is afflicted with heart trouble,
but is reported to be holding up as well as could be expected. She lost her son Monday and her husband today. John Byers, Sr., was born at Germantown, Ohio in 1845. He settled in this city forty-seven
years ago and has been a resident of Shelbyville ever since. Forty-two years ago he was united in
marriage to Miss Elizabeth McCorkle and of this union three children were born: Bert, of Indianapolis;
Mrs. Gilbert Bronson, of this city, and John, Jr., of Logansport, who died in the Lafayette Hospital
Sunday night. The deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge and Dumont Post G.A.R. He served
in the Civil war as a private and lately received an increase in pension because of wounds received in
battle. For the past few years he has been chairman of the G.A.R. committee in charge of the Decoration Day ceremonies and has been prominent in the work of the I.O.O.F. lodge. The body will arrive
in this city this evening on the six-fifty interurban car. Funeral announcement will be made later in these
columns. Ralph J. Edward is in charge.
Tuesday, September 8, 1914
Page 1, column 5
CIVIL WAR VETERAN ANSWERS LAST CALL
John Byers, Veteran Of Many Battles Of The Civil War, Answers Last Call
Was One of the oldest And Best Respected Citizen Of City
SUFFERED STROKE OF PARALYSIS
Last Week At the Home of His Brother Mose Byers at Freemont, Ind.
Body Will Brought Here For Burial
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery].
---------- The funeral services of the late John Byers, Jr., will be held Wednesday afternoon at the home in Logansport, the Masonic Lodge in charge. Interment will be made in the Logansport cemetery.
JOHN BYERS, JR.
Submitted by Barb Huff
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