Shelby  County  Indiana

Chaney / Cheney

The  Linton  Daily  Citizen
Greene County, Indiana
Monday, 20 Nov 1972
3 Area Residents
Die In Car Wreck
          A young Greene County couple,  Leland Kenneth and  D'Lee Ann McBride Chaney,  of Owensburg lost their lives in an automobile accident early Sunday morning.  The accident, in which  Thomas L. Scott,  38, of Crane, was also killed, occurred on Highway 231 about three miles southwest of Crane in northern Daviess County at 1:50 a.m. State Police officers, who investigated, said that a car driven by Scott skidded broadside across the center line and was struck by the oncoming auto driven by Mrs. Chaney.  A third car driven by  Timothy D. Schwartz,  24, Bloomington, who was not hurt, struck the Chaney auto.  Chaney, who was a musician was reportedly enroute home with his wife, after playing an engagement in Dubois County.
          The couple is survived by two sons,  Leland K. II  and  John Derek,  both at home.  Double funeral services will be held for Mr. and Mrs. Chaney at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.  Rev. Father John Foster and Rev. Merla Craig will officiate and burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Memory Chapel after 7 p.m. today.
          Chaney was born at Owensburg Oct. 13, 1948, the son of  William Orville and  Lenore Smith Chaney.  A 1966 graduate of Eastern High School, he was a member of the Church of Christ at Owensburg, and was a salesman.
          Survivors include the father,  William Chaney  of Washington; the mother,  Mrs. Lenore Chaney  of Owensburg; two sisters,  Mrs. Wanda Weir,  Bloomfield, and  Mrs. Beverly Kaye Hudson,  Bloomington; three brothers,  Jackie Lee Williams and  Dennis Curt and  Jerry Wayne,  all of Owensburg; and his grandmother,  Mrs. Edna Smith,  Owensburg.
          Mrs. Chaney was born in Linton Oct. 16, 1948, the daughter of  Alfred "Scotty" and  Mary Anna Shepard McBride.  She was graduated from Linton Stockton in 1966.  A member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Linton, she was a member of Delta Theta Tau sorority at Linton.
          Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McBride, Linton; the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. Covert McBride,  Linton, and  Mrs. Anna Shepard,  Linton; two sisters,  Diedra Gale and  Diana Sue,  and a brother,  Kevin Michael.  The Rosary will be recited at the Memory Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
          Services for Scott will be held at the Newkirk Funeral Home at Dugger at 2 p.m. Tuesday and burial will follow in the Dugger Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home.  Scott was born in Dugger Jan. 21, 1934.  Survivors include a son,  Jeffrey Allen,  Bloomington; two brothers,  Rev. James L. Scott  of Christiansburg, Va.,and  Jerry Scott  of Dugger rte one; two sisters,  Miss Mary Scott  and  Mrs. Agnes Goodman,  both of Linton, and the stepfather,  Alex Brown  of Dugger rte one.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday Afternoon, March 19, 1927
Page 1
Death of Prominent Local Business Man 
Follows Five Years Illness.
Furnished  Financial Backing and 
Encouragement for Civic Movements
          Charles W. Cheney,  72 years old, one of Shelbyville's most prominent old time business men, died at his home on West Broadway at 11:00 o'clock last night after an illness of five years with a complication of diseases.  He had been confined to his home for the past years.
          For sixty-five years Mr. Cheney has lived in Shelbyville and has not watched the growth of the city, but throughout these years has taken an active part in its development.  Many years ago he owned a tract of land south of the city which is now known as the Cheney addition.  He plotted the ground, developed it and sold the lots, making of it one of the largest and most important additions to the city.
          Mr. Cheney has always taken an active part in the encouragement of civic interest and has always been ready to back anything for the good of the city.  In 1883 he furnished the financial backing for a baseball club known as the "Shelbyville Clippers," a team which gained for itself and the city a great deal of recognition.  Several of the players later went to the National League, one of whom, Ramsey, became one of the greatest pitchers in the National League.  At one time Mr. Cheney, with several other local men developed rather extensive mining interests in Wyoming and other western states.
          Mr. Cheney was born in Greensburg October 4, 1854, the son of  John  and  Mariah Cheney  and came with them to this city when about seven years of age.  Since that time he has lived here except for winters spent in Florida during recent years.
          He was married to  Miss Alice Doran, daughter of  Redin  and  Jane Doran, October 6, 1881.  To this union two sons were born, both of whom have preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife and two brothers,  John C. Cheney, well known attorney of this city and  Ed C. Cheney, of Jacksonville, Florida.
          Mr. Cheney was a member of the First Baptist church of Shelbyville and a charter member of Kiowa Tribe of Red Men No. 199, of this city, which lodge will take part in the funeral services.
          Funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Horace N. Spear and the Rev. I. C. Overman officiating.  Friends may call at the home Sunday afternoon and evening and up to the hour of the funeral Tuesday.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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