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Wednesday, November 10,
History: 'Gid' kept up with news of Fairland
The Shelbyville Republican
After many months of poor health and much suffering,
Thomas B. Carey died Tuesday evening at his home in Fairland. He was generally known as "Gid." Mr. Carey was born in Brooks County on May 4, 1839. He was several years older than most people thought for his happy disposition making the weight of years to lie easily upon him. He lived in Fairland since 1851.
Wednesday, October 8, 1919
Page 2, col 5
TAPS SOUND FOR GID
T. B. Carey, Fairland's Best Known
Citizen, Died Early Tuesday Evening
WAS TRUE SOLDIER
When he was a young man both his parents were dead. The Civil war coming on he enlisted in the Sixteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving with distinction. It was the pride of his life that be was active throughout that war in assisting his part in the suppression of the rebellion. In politics he was a Democrat, serving his party faithfully and well. He served as township trustee. In the fraternity orders of his community he took an active part, being a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Red Men. He was a faithful member of the G. A. R. Mr. Carey was married in 1868 to Susan F. Reed. She died in 1875. The surviving children of that marriage are Charles Carey, of Fairland; Mrs. Dr. Cook, of Denver and Mrs. Lon Rommel, of Fowler, Ind.
In 1893 he was married to Mrs. Margaret Powers. One child was born, Mrs. Maurice Chener, of Indianapolis. Mrs. Alex Reeves of Sugar Creek township is an only sister of Mr.Carey.
There were very few men in this community who was better known that was "Gid." In all things that he did he meant well. He was possessed of a kindly disposition and said thousands of kind things about the community in which he lived and the people therein. He performed an untold number of friendly acts and hundreds of services that was a pleasure to him. In the Fairland community "Gid" will be missed now as well as in the days to come. He is entitled to all the good that may be said of him.
The funeral services will be conducted at the M. E. church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The interment will be in the Fairland cemetery.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. Trowbridge and the G. A. R.
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Shelbyville Republican
CAREY. --- Mrs. Susie Carey, was born August
7th, 1846, died, of Consumption, February 26th, 1876.
2 Mar 1876
She was the daughter of Joshua and Irene Reed. In the 13th, year of her age she united with the M. E. Church at Fairland, and continued a devoted follower of Christ until her death. On the 5th, of April, 1868 she was united in marriage to T.
B. Carey, Esqr, to them were born three children, now left motherless.
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