Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 10, 1950

          Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper
Monday, Jan. 5, 1931
Mrs. Effie Lucile Coleman,
Wife of Lawrence E. Coleman, Died Saturday
Funeral Services Tuesday
          Mrs. Effie Lucile Coleman,  wife of  Lawrence E. Coleman,  died at 5 (?) o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home of her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo L. Robinson,  two miles east of Shelbyville.  Death was caused by heart trouble and followed an illness of less than a week.  The deceased was born in Shelby township November 15, 1911, being nineteen years old at the time of death.  She was married to Lawrence E. Coleman in July, 1930.  Surviving besides the husband and parents are three sisters,  Mrs. E. P. Smith,  of this city,  Cecille and  Florence Ruth Robinson both at home; two brothers,  Paul Robinson  of this city and   Francis at home.  Short funeral services will be conducted at the parents home at 12:45 o’clock Tuesday followed by regular services at two o’clock at the Moscow Christian church.  Burial will be in the Moscow cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Janet Franklin

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 3, 1924
Dr. J. M. Coleman Passed Away
At His Home In Newport, Oregon
          Word has been received here of the death of  Dr. J. M. Coleman,  age about seventy, native of Shelby county.  Dr. Coleman died last Saturday at his home in Newport, Oregon.  Funeral services and burial were held there.
          He was born in Washington township, Shelby county, and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. John M. Coleman.  His early life was spent in the south part of the county, where he is remembered by a number of residents.
          Dr. Coleman left Shelbyville with his daughter about five years ago for the West.  He settled in Oregon, where he continued to live until diabetes caused his death Saturday.  Dr. Coleman had practiced for several years at Pekin, Illinois.
          He leaves his daughter,  Mrs. Myrtle Fleming, of Newport, Oregon, and one sister,  Mrs. Kate Eaton, age ninety, of Washington township.  J. C. Coleman  of this city, is a nephew.  Mr. Coleman also left several nieces living in this county.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 25, 1920
Woman Well Known Here And Thruout County
Died This Morning
(From Friday’s Daily)
          Mrs. Maude (Bullard) Coleman  died at her home in Moscow, Rush county, at 9:30 o’clock this morning from blood poisoning and a complication of diseases, following an extended illness.  She had not been seriously ill until just recently and her death is a shock to the family.
          She was the wife of  Brutus Coleman, of Moscow, and was a well known woman in this city and county, where she frequently visited.  Surviving with the husband are three sons,  Norman,  Charles  and  Lawrence, all residing at home.  She also leaves her mother,  Mrs. Miranda Bullard, of this city; four sisters,  Mrs. Estel [Ida] Campbell and  Mrs. Harry [Grace] Allison, of this city;  Mrs. John [Lizzie] Craig and  Mrs. Harry [Hester] Adams, of Rushville; three brothers,  Ebert Bullard, of Dayton, Ohio, and  Albert and  Bennie Bullard, of this city.
          Mrs. Bullard was a woman loved and respected by everybody and her death is sad to all her friends and acquaintances. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Moscow Christian Church.  Burial will be made in the cemetery there.  Stewart & Fix, undertakers are in charge of the funeral and burial.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, April 13, 1900
Volume XL, Number 41
Page 1, column 3
          John Coleman  disappeared from his home in Fairland, February 21, and his disappearance not accounted for until Sunday morning, when his body was found floating in the waters of Big Sugar Creek, by  John Rasp and  Len Shaw.  The correspondent of the Shelby Republican says:  “The point where the body was found was several hundred yards below the mouth of Little Sugar and about one and one half miles below the Red Mills.  Coroner Ray  was notified and he sent for Sheriff Shoelch and together they had the body removed to Fairland where an examination was made.  Coroner Ray declared it to be a case of accidental drowning.  No marks of violence could be found and the theory of foul play was not correct.  Coleman left the home of  Mrs. Sills  in Fairland at 10:30 o’clock on the night of February 21, saying he was going to his brother  George’s, who lived on the  Francis  farm west of the bridge across Big Sugar near the Red Mills.  He was under the influence of liquor when he started.  That was the last seen of him.”  The story that a hole was found in the top of his head, as indicating foul play, is without foundation.
Note:  The Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, referencing Book H-22, page 7, records that John H. Coleman, a 41 year old white male, died Apr 1900 in Shelby County.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Shelby  Republican
May 31, 1871
          Issac Coleman, (colored), died at the Ray House this morning at 9 o'clock. He was fifty-three years of age, and has been a resident of this county for over forty-seven years.  His funeral will take place from the Ray House on Thursday, June 1st, at 10 o'clock a.m.
[Issac was brought to this county in 1820 from N.C. by Jacob Fox.-DC]
Copied by David Craig, Jan 2001.

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