The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, July 4, 1997
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MAURICE  J. CLAYTON
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Shelby County native, Maurice J. Clayton, 89, Eaton.
Born July 6, 1907, in Shelby County. [son of James T. & Mattie Drake Clayton].
Married June 7, 1957, Lillian (Neimeyer) Clayton, (survives).
Owned a Shelbyville car dealership, service manager in Fullerton, CA.
First Christian Church, Elks Lodge in Shelbyville.
Other survivors:  sons, Richard,  Glen and Fredrick; a step-son, Gary Kautsky; two stepdaughters, Elaine Long and Clara Rutz,; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Pitman-Richman Funeral Home, Eaton, IN.
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Abstracted by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 15, 1959
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JAMES  CLAYTON,
73,  SUCCUMBS
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Funeral Friday For
Lifelong County Man
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          James T. Clayton, 73, retired farmer, died suddenly at the Shelby County Home in Shelby township this morning.  He had been in poor health for five years.
          Born in this county, August 11, 1885, he was a son of  Edward and  Caroline Clayton and was a lifelong county resident.  He was first married to  Mattie Drake, who died in 1910, and in 1914 he was married to  Lennie Kaster, who died in 1934.
          To the first union was born one son,  Maurice Clayton  of this city, and surviving with him are three grandchildren; a brother,  Estel Clayton of Smithland; and six sisters,  Mrs. Harry Meiks,  Mrs. Homer Boyle,  Agnes and  May Clayton, all of this city,  Mrs. Cyrenus Hey, Washington township, and  Mrs. Norman Devening, Columbus. Two brothers preceded in death.
          Mr. Clayton was a member of the Shelyville Eagles Lodge.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery near Smithland. Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, May 15, 1952
(from the paper of Monday May 12, 1952}
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FORMER  LOCAL  RESIDENT  DIES
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Funeral For Roy Clayton To Be Held In Toledo, 0hio
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Roy H. Clayton, 68, former Shelby county resident.  Retired employee New York Central railroad, lived in Ohio.  The ss/o  Edwin and Caroline (Davisson) Clayton, born Shelby Co 24 Sep 1883.  Married  Nellie McNeely; survives with six daughters.
Also surviving, 6 sisters, 2 brothers:  Mrs. Homer Boyle,  May  and  Agnes Clayton and  James T. Clayton,  Mrs. Cyrenus Hey,  Mrs. Harry Meiks,  Mrs. Norman Devening,  Estel B. Clayton.
Funeral services in Toledo.
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Abstracted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 7, 1950
(article from Wednesday's paper of August 30)
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MRS. CLAYTON  DIES  AT  HOME
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Rites for County Resident To Be Conducted Thursday
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Mrs. Caroline D. Clayton, 88.
Born in Hendricks township on July 25, 1862.  D/o  James H. and Sarah [VanDoren] Davisson, member Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.
October 30, 1882, married Marshall E. Clayton (he died February 15, 1937). Ten children, nine survive:  May,  Agnes,  Mrs. Homer Boyle,  James Clayton,  Mrs. Harry Meiks,  Mrs. Cyrenus Hey,  Mrs. Norman Devening,  Roy H. Clayton,  Estel.
Sisters and brother:  Mrs. Stephen Corvin,  Mrs. Ida McCain,  Mrs. Isaac Baumgardner,  Frank Davisson. Miller cemetery.
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Abstracted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

[about 1938-plf]

          Mrs. Martha Clayton, 19, wife of  Frank Clayton, of near Smithland, and daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bassett,  of Shelbyville, died at 2 a.m. Monday at the Coleman Hospital in Indianapolis.  Death was caused by general peritonitis following childbirth.
          Mrs Clayton was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening, and a son, born Wednesday evening died shortly after birth.
          Born in Shelbyville, May 7, 1919, Mrs. Clayton attended the Addison Township schools and the Junior High School in this city.  She was married to Frank Clayton of Shelby County, Oct. 4, 1937.
          Among the survivors are her husband, her mother and father, eight sisters,  Mrs. W.R. Tucker, of Park Rapids, Minn., Mrs. Nellie Pike, Mrs. Joseph Lanwerlen, of Shelbyville, and Lucy, Patty, Betty, Marilyn and Mary Marie at home; two brothers Robert and Jackie Carol at home. The grandparents, Elmer Baker, of Union township, and Mrs. Mattie Bassett, of Madison, also survive.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock at the Calvary Baptist church with the Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor, officiating. Burial in the Bennett Cemetery will be in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
          The body has been taken to the home at Smithland where friends may call there this afternoon.
Submitted by Kathy Kelley


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 2, 1937
Page 2, column 2
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C. E. CLAYTON  PASSES  AWAY
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Funeral Services to be Held
at Smithland Church Thursday
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          Charles E. Clayton, 25, died at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Ora McCarty, in Shelby township, at 2:15 o'clock Tuesday morning following a serious illness of several months.  He had been ill for three years.
          He was born in Shelby township, Shelby county, September 6, 1911, the son of  Embert and Goldie (McCarty) Clayton, having spent all his life in this county.  The youth had lived with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCarty, most of his life.  He had spent one year and eight months at the Rockville sanatorium.
          Survivors besides the grandparents are the mother, Mrs. Goldie Steffy, of Morristown; two brothers, Wayne, of Shelby township, and Ora Clayton, of Hancock county; one sister, Miss Pauline Clayton, of Logansport; five half-brothers and one half-sister, Emil,  Marion,  Russell,  Max  and  Meredith Steffy,  and  Miss Frances Steffy, all of Morristown; and several uncles and aunts.  The grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Clayton, of Shelby township, also survives.  His grandfather, Ed Clayton, died two weeks ago, and a sister, Mrs. Bernadine Hill, passed away January 22, 1935.
          The young man was a member of the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland, at 10 a.m., Thursday, with the Rev. C.C. Fields, pastor of the Lewis Creek, officiating.  Burial will be in the family lot in the Miller cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son funeral directors.  Friends may call at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ora McCarty in Shelby township at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, February 16, 1937
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M. E. CLAYTON DIES AT HOME
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Death Comes Following Illness of Four and a Half Years
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          Marshall E. Clayton died at his home, five miles south of Shelbyville, in Shelby township, at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, following an illness of four and a half years.  He had suffered a stroke of paralysis.
          Mr. Clayton was the son of  Thomas Jefferson  and  Sarah Ann [Osborn] Clayton  and was born in Lewis Creek, Shelby county, July 25, 1858.  When he died he was 78 years, six months and twenty days old.
          He was married to  Caroline Davisson  in October [26], 1882.  He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland, and of the Maccabees lodge at Shelbyville.
          He had spent his entire life in Shelby county.  For many years he was a carpenter and contractor.
          Survivors are the widow, six daughters, the  Misses May,  Elizabeth  and  Agnes Clayton, who live at home;  Mrs. Harry [Zulu] Meiks  of Marion township;  Mrs. Cyrenus [Edna] Hey,  of Shelby township, and  Mrs. Norman [Doris] Devening,  of Addison township; three sons, Roy H. Clayton, of Toledo, Ohio;  James Clayton, of Marion township, and  Estel Clayton, of Hendricks township.  One son  Embert Clayton  died in 1919.  Twenty-four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a brother,  Frank B. Clayton, of Ontario, New York, and two sisters,  Mrs. Tillie Miller  and  Mrs. Atwood [Lottie] Martz, of Shelbyville, also survive.  Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. J. E. Smith, former pastor of the Mt. Gilead church, will officiate. Morris H. Sleeth, Shelbyville funeral director, will have charge of the services.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, July 11, 1934
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MRS. L. CLAYTON  DIES  AT  AGE  OF  42
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Rites For Union Township Resident
Thursday, 3:00 P.M. At Late Home
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HUSBAND,  PARENTS  SURVIVE
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          Mrs. Linnie Opal Clayton, 42, wife of  James Clayton, died at her home in Union township, 3 miles north of Rays Crossing, Tuesday evening at 8:45, following an appendicitis operation, which she underwent five weeks ago.
          She was born in Moral township, Shelby county, April 5, 1892, the daughter of  Benjamin and Molly Towns Kaster.  She was married to Mr. Clayton, February 28, 1914.  Mrs. Clayton had been a resident of this county all her life.  Besides the husband, the deceased is survived by one step-son, Maurice Clayton, at home; the aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Kaster, of the Knightstown Road; two grandsons, Max  and  Glendon Clayton;  one sister, Mrs. George [Stella] Barger, of Addison township; one niece, Miss Ruth Itce, and one nephew, Maurice Barger.  Funeral rites will be held at the late home Thursday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, with the Rev. Josephine B. Huffer, pastor of the Trinity M.E. church, in this city, officiating.  Interment will be in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call at the late home anytime after 4:00 this evening.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 24, 1919
Page 1, column 3
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EMBER  L. CLAYTON
Shelby Township Citizen Died Saturday Night
Funeral Tuesday
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          Ember L. Clayton, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clayton of west Shelby township, died Saturday night at the home of his parents.  The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Baptist church at Smithland.  He was a member of Hiawatha lodge of Odd Fellows which will participate in the funeral services.  The interment will be in the Miller cemetery.
          Mr. Clayton left his wife and five children.  He was born and reared in this county but for some time had lived in Jasper county.  He came to the home of his parents ill last Tuesday.  His age was 30 years.  His oldest child, Bernanadine, is 9 years old.  The other children are  Charles,  Wayne,  Ora  and  Pauline, the latter being six months old.  He is also survived by 3 brothers and 6 sisters.  He was favorably known throughout the community where he died.
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The  Indianapolis Star
February 29, 1915
Page 2
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Sexton Dies While Filling Grave
in Fairland Cemetery
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Shelbyville, Ind , Feb 8 [28?] -  Cornelius Clayton, 70 years old, a veteran of the civil war and sexton of the Fairland Cemetery, dropped dead this afternoon as he was engaged in filling the grave of  Isaac Saxton,  whose funeral had just been held.  Mr. Clayton was being assisted by some other men and a physician was called, but it was found that death had come almost instantly.  Mr. Clayton is survived by his widow, a son, daughter and brother.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 4, 1910
Page 4, column 5
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Mrs. Martha Belle Clayton, wife of  James T. Clayton, died at their home in Hendricks township near Smithland, at three-forty-five o'clock Thursday night, February 3rd, 1910, aged twenty-four years, two months and four days.  Her death was caused by tuberculosis of the lungs from which she had been suffering for the past year.  Deceased had been a devout member of the Wesleyan Methodist church near Lewis Creek for several years.  She leaves to comfort the bereaved husband, one child,  Morris,  only two years old.  She was a grand daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Thralls of this city, and is also survived by her father, Sylvester Drake, of Noble township, a step-mother, four half brothers and two half sisters, also a brother Otis Drake  of Washington township, and two sisters,  Mrs. Jerry Owens  and  Miss Myrtle Drake , of this city.  The funeral services will be held at the late home Saturday afternoon at one o'clock and will be private on account of the smallpox which is in that locality.  Rev. J. P. William will officiate. Interment will be made by Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Amy Fischer


The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday, November 19, 1874
Page 3, column 2
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          "Uncle" Tommy Claton of this [Addison] township, died at his residence near St. John's Switch, a couple of weeks ago, of general debility.  He was one of the pioneers of the county, and served as County Commissioner for a number of years, acting in that capacity when the court house was located on its present site.  Thus the old men are passing away as silently as the autumn leaves of the forests descend upon mother earth.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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