Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 15, 2000
Virginia Miller Carney
Virginia Miller Carney, 85, Greensburg, former Morristown resident, died Thursday.
Born June 11, 1915, in Decatur County, d/o  Joseph G. and  Wilhemina (Jacob) Miller.  Married  James O. Carney  Feb. 14, 1944, preceded in death in 1974.
Graduated in 1933 from Greensburg High School and attended Lindenwood College for one year.  Graduated in 1938 from Indiana University, French major.  Member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Morristown resident 25 years.  Member of the Morristown Christian Church, taught Sunday school and was a 4-H and Girl Scout leader.
Member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 50-year member of PEO, member of Lone Tree Chapter DAR, Psi Iota Xi Sorority and the Decatur County Historical Society.
Survivors include one daughter, Lela Carney, Santa Cruz, Calif., and one granddaughter.
Preceded in death by one infant son, two brothers and one sister.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg.
Memorial contributions:  Virginia M. Carney Hospice Education Fund, Decatur Co Community Foundation, 125 W. Main St., Greensburg, IN, 47240.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, January 21, 1978
Mrs. Grace R. Carney, 89, 331 N. Franklin St., Greensburg, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 1978.
Born December 29, 1888 in Fountaintown, d/o  James  and  Mary (Louden) Buckingham.
She married  Edward O. Carney, August 10, 1910 in Morristown.
Surviving are three children:  Harold M. Carney, Greensburg;  Joseph E. Carney, Indianapolis; and  Mrs. James (Ruth) Fleming, Ogden, Utah; a brother,  Walter S. Buckingham, Vero Beach, Fla., 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  A sister, a daughter and a son preceded in death.
Member of the First Christian Church, Greensburg, Order of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women's Club, Give and Take Garden Club and Department Club, all at Greensburg.
Graduated from Morristown High School, attended DePauw and Purdue Universities.
Founded E. O. Carney Hatcheries with her husband in Greensburg in 1928.
Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, with Rev. Don Biggs officiating.
Burial:  Hanover Cemetery, Morristown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday,  September 21, 1976
Mrs. Ada Carney, 94, widow of  Joshua B. Carney  of Shelbyville, died Monday at Kissimmee, Florida.
Ewing Mortuary, here.
The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday,  September 22, 1976
Mrs. Ada Carney, Aldersgate Retirement Center, died at Community Hospital, Kissimmee; seriously ill one week.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery with Rev. James H. Horner officiating.
Born Auust 26, 1882, Shelby County, d/o  William Erskine  and  Effie Celinda Stickney Lisher.
Married  Joshua B. Carney  May 1, 1907; he died October 29, 1963.
Surviving:  son, William E. Carney, Tavares, Florida;  three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Spent early life in Shelby County and associated with Carney Hatcheries.  
Moved to Vero Beach, Florida, 1968.
Member of the Shelbyville First Christian Church.
Member of Mary Mott Green DAR chapter, Business and Professional Women's Club and Current Topics Club.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 12, 1963
E.O. Carney Dies After Long Illness
E. O. Carney, a former Morristown resident, Shelby and Decatur Co farmer and businessman, died Sunday in Greensburg.  Ill for the past two years and had suffered a heart attack two weeks ago.  78 years old.
Spent most of his life in operating large farm holdings south of Morristown and in addition, was in the hatchery, feed and seed business at Greensburg for more than 30 years.  Taught school in Shelby County one year after attending Valparaiso and Purdue Universities and was employed with the former Eagle Range Company in Shelbyville from 1906 to 1910.
Born in Hanover Township November 17, 1884, s/o   William T.  and  Christena (Bollibaugh) Carney, and was married to  Grace Buckingham  August 10, 1910.  Celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago.
Member of the Greensburg Christian Church, Kiwanis Club, Shelbyville Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star.  50th year as a Mason in 1957.  Served as a member of the Greensburg school board.
Surviving are the widow, three sons,  James O. Carney,  of near Morristown,  Joseph B. Carney  of Indianapolis and  Harold M. Carney  of Greensburg; two daughters,  Mrs. Milton S. Trusler,  of Greensburg, and  Mrs. James T. Fleming  of Ogden, Utah, and a sister  Mrs. Henry Herthel  of Morristown.  10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Preceding in death were a sister,  Mrs. H. E. Phares, and a brother,  J. B. Carney,  both of Shelbyville.
Greensburg Christian Church, with burial in Hanover Cemetery near Morristown.  Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home at Greensburg.
Submitted and summarized by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
October 30, 1962
Rites Friday for Retired Businessman
          A well-known Shelbyville man,  Joshua B. Carney, 80, 39 W. Washington St., founder of the Carney Hatcheries here in 1926, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla.  He had been in failing health for two years and in critical condition for several months.  Death was attributed to complications.
          Mr. Carney, whose winter residence was in Vero Beach, was currently serving as president of Carney Drugs, Inc. and Carney's Inc.  He retired from active business in 1954.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, Shelbyville Kiwanis Club and Elks Lodge, and the Diapason Singing class at Morristown.  He was a past president of Indiana Poultry Association and the Indiana Dairy Association.
          Born in Hanover Township on November 14, 1881, Mr. Carney was a son of  William T.  and  Christina Carney.  He married  Ada Nell Lisher  on May 1, 1907, and she survives with one son,  William E. Carney  of this city.  Also surviving are one sister,  Mrs. Henry Herthal  of Morristown, and one brother,  E. O. Carney  of Greensburg.  There are three grandsons.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary.  Rev. James Horner will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, February 27, 1941
Mrs. Esther M. Carney, 26, Dies at
Chicago Home; Funeral to Be Here
          Mrs. Esther M. Carney,  age twenty-six, wife of  H. L. Carney,  died Monday night at her home at 2946 north Newman avenue, Chicago.  Death, due to a complication of diseases, followed an illness of several months.
          Mrs. Carney was born in Shelbyville on April 13, 1914, the daughter of  Henry F.  and  Martha W. Lammert.  She resided with her parents, at 236 east Pennsylvania street, until her marriage.  Her father died in December, 1939, but the mother still resides at the east Pennsylvania street address.
          She was a life member of the First Evangelical church of this city.  Her marriage to Mr. Carney took place October 25, 1934.  One daughter,  Margaret Ann, age five, was born to the couple and survives with the husband and  mother.  Other survivors are two sisters,  Mrs. Florence Jacobs, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Helen Hohenberger, of this city; five brothers,  Paul  and  Harry Lammert,  of this city;  George,  of Miami, Fla.,  Louis,  of St. Louis, Mo., and  Frank,  of San Angelo, Tex., and several aunts and uncles.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the mother's home in this city with the Rev. J. C. Klingeberger officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.
          Friends may call at the home of the mother after 5:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 3, 1927
Page 1 column 7
Joseph A.T. Carney, 68, Succumbs To Heart Trouble Following Paralysis
          Joseph A.T. Carney, age 68, died at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Christine Carney, in Morristown Wednesday evening of heart trouble and a complication of diseases following a stroke of paralysis last week.  He had been in apparent fair health until the stroke of paralysis last week, but he never recovered from the recent attack.
          The deceased had always followed the occupation of farming and recently had made his home alternately with the late  W. T. Carney and wife, Joshua Carney  and  Oconice Carney of this community.
          He was the son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Carney, and was born in Kansas, March 17, 1859.  He is survived by one brother, J. C. Carney, of Pena, Illinois, and many other relatives.
          Mr. Carney was a member of the Morristown Christian Church.  The funeral will be at the home where he died Friday afternoon at two o’clock, with the Rev. A. Burns of Greenfield, officiating.
          Interment will be in the Hanover cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
October 28, 1924
Lingering Illness is Fatal to William T. Carney,
Resident of Morristown.
          William T. Carney, influential retired farmer and one of the most widely known residents of Shelby county, died at 3:10 o'clock this morning at his home, in Morristown, where he had been ill for four months and a half with a complication of diseases brought on by his advanced age.  Mr. Carney was 75 years old and had spent almost his entire life as a resident of the community in which he passed away.
          The death of Mr. Carney takes a man who had been affiliated with practically every activity for advancement, progress and good of the community in which he was a leader.  He taught school for a number of years, then engaged in farming and in this connection he acquired success that gave him the influence which he exercised for the betterment and welfare of others.  He was active in the political affairs of his particular community and at his death was a member of the advisory board of Hanover township.
          Mr. Carney was born March 18, 1849, in Rush county near Manilla, the son of the late  Joshua  and  Matilda Nigh Carney.  When quite young he accompanied his parents to Missouri where they lived for several years.  Upon returning to Indiana he attended Hartsville college at Hartsville, Ind.  Mr. Carney and  Miss Chirstena Bollibaugh, daughter of the late  William  and  Sarah Poer Bollibaugh, were married Aug. 2, 1872, and two years ago the couple celebrated the golden anniversary of their happy marriage.
          For years, Mr. Carney conducted his farm three miles south of Morristown and the farm was a pride and showplace in the county, so attentive to every need and requirement. Seventeen years ago, Mr. Carney retired and moved to Morristown, where he had been living since. He was a prominent and faithful member of the Christian church in Morristown and for 50 years he had been an elder and active worker in that church.
          Mr. Carney is survived by the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Henry E. Phares, of this city, and  Mrs. Henry Herthel, of near Greenfield; two sons,  Joshua B. Carney, and  Oconice Carney, both of near Morristown, and  Jacob S. Carney, of Pana, Ill; seven grandchildren and one great -grandchild.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Morristown Christian church and burial will be in the Hanover cemetery.  C. F. Fix and Son are the undertakers in charge.
Submitted by Anne Ruby

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday December 17, 1916
Page 2 column 6
          The body of the late  Mrs. Martin Carney  arrived here Saturday morning at one o’clock, over the Big Four from New Orleans, where her death occurred Tuesday.  The body was taken to the home of  Mrs. Kate Schwartzstrauber, in East Pennsylvania street, where funeral services were held this afternoon at two thirty o’clock.  Burial was made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday December 10, 1914
Page 3 column 2
Passed Away at New Orleans, Louisiana Tuesday Morning, December 8th
          Mrs. Minnie Carney, wife of Martin Carney, died in New Orleans, Louisiana at 8:15 o’clock Tuesday morning, aged sixty-three years.  She was a daughter of the late Christian and Katharine Hatmaker, of this city.  She was married to  Martin Carney, who was a soldier, shortly after his return from the army.  About thirty years ago they left this city, going to Ohio, where Mr. Carney was for several years engaged in buying lumber for a firm in Cincinnati.  From there they went south to Memphis, Tennessee, and then to Louisiana.
          Mrs. Carney leaves besides her husband, one sister,  Mrs. J. B. Holmes, in Memphis, Tennessee;  Mrs. Katharine SchwartzstrauberMrs. Lena Monfort  and  George Hatmaker,  of this city, and  Henry Hatmaker,  of Peru, Indiana.
          Mr. and Mrs. Carney will be well remembered by the older people of the city.  Nothing is known as to the arrangements of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday March 19, 1914
Page 1 column 4
          George M. Carney, a well known young man of this city, died at ten forty-five o’clock Tuesday night at the home of his mother, 526 east Washington street, at the age of twenty years, one month and six days, death being caused by tuberculosis.  Deceased had spent practically all his life in this city and he had a host of friends who will regret his untimely death and will mourn with the sorrowing relatives the loss that all feel.  Besides his mother he leaves one sister, Mrs. W. A. Robertson, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and three brothers,  Chester,  Walter  and  Robert Carney, all of this city.  The funeral will be held at two o’clock Friday afternoon from the house, Rev. John S. Ward, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating, and interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, October 28, 1904
John N. Carney Takes His Own
Life at His Home Near
His Body Found Leaning Against An
Old Barrel in the Rear of a
          John N. Carney  committed suicide Monday morning at his home near Gwynneville, between 6 and 7 o'clock and two hours later his lifeless body was found by his brother-in-law,  Calip Ernest.  Carney arose that morning at his usual hour and went to the barn it being the supposition that he was going out to feed the stock.  Shortly after his departure a pistol shot was heart but it was supposed by members of the family that he was shotting at rats which he occasionally did.  He remained away from the house so long that the members of the family began commenting on his absence and finally Ernest began a serach for the the man.
          He soon found his body in the rear of an old shed.  He was seated up against an old barrel and in his right hand was grasped a revolver, while a bullet hole was made in his right temple.  Ernest immediately notified the members of the family and  Coroner Ray  was called to the scene.
          The man was about fifty-four years of age and leaves three children.  He has been married twice.  No cause is given for the rash act.
          The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon and on the following day Coroner Ray will examine the witnesses in the case.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Monday January 27, 1902
Page 1 column 4
          Miss Cora Carney, daughter of  John Carney,  died at her home in Hanover township at four a.m. Sunday, January 26, 1902, of consumption, age twenty-five years.  Deceased returned about six weeks ago from Colorado, where she had gone hoping to regain her health.  The funeral services will take place at the Christian church in Morristown, Tuesday at eleven a.m.  Interment in the Hanover cemetery. Oak Morrison, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Phyllis Miller Fleming

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