The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday April 24, 1965
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STEPHEN  COLVIN  DIES  AT  94
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          Stephen Colvin, 94, former Shelby County resident and retired farmer who lived in Greensburg the past 31 years, died Friday evening at Community Hospital in Indianapolis.
          Born in March of 1871, he was a son of  Samuel and  Nancy (Wilkie) Colvin.  On December 4, 1895 he married  Effie Davisson  in this county and she preceded in death in 1956.
          Mr. Colvin moved to Decatur County in 1913, and served several terms on the Decatur County Council.  He was a member of the Greensburg Baptist church and the Milford Masonic Lodge.
          Survivors include a son,  Harvey Colvin  of Greensburg and three daughters,  Mrs. Earl (Lorna) Martin  of Waldron,  Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Johnson  of Greensburg R.R.4 and  Mrs. Louis (Leah) Weston  of Greensburg R.R.1.
          Four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive. Two sons and a daughter preceded in death.
          Services will be Monday at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg, with Rev. Harry F. Cook officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday December 14, 1939
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OLIVER  M. COLVIN  DIES
AT  SON’S  HOME
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Lifelong Resident of County
Succumbs Here—
Rites Tuesday Morning
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          Oliver M. Colvin, age seventy-five, a lifetime resident of Shelby county, died at 6:45 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his son, Clancy Colvin, of south of this city.
          Death was attributed to a heart attack.  He was a retired farmer and had been in ill health for the past few years.
          The deceased was born in Hendricks township on April 24, 1864, the son of  Samuel and  Nancy (Wilkey) Colvin.  He was united in marriage  Fannie Frances Guile  on October 15, 1885.  To this union were born four children, three of who survive.  They are  Otto,  Clancy  and  LeRoy Colvin, all of Shelby county.
          Survivors include one grandson  Hugh Meredith Colvin;  one brother  Stephen Colvin,  of Greensburg, and five sisters,  Mrs. Lois Starr,  Mrs. Rolla [Adda] Conner,  Mrs. Faye [Vinnie] Woodworth  and  Mrs. Clara Avery, all of this city, and  Mrs. Flora McKay, of Indianapolis.
          Mr. Colvin was a member of the Jollity Methodist Church, but recently he had been a regular attendant of the First Baptist church and Sunday School, at Smithland.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Marietta Methodist church, with Rev. John Knight officiating.  Interment will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the late home on the Smithland road at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday February 28, 1931
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FORMER  RESIDENT
DIES  OF  INJURIES
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Dillard S. Colvin Succumbs at
St. Vincent Hospital
After Rail Accident
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REARED  NEAR  MARIETTA
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          News was received in this city today, of the death in Indianapolis of  Dillard S. Colvin,  former resident of this county.  Death occurred in St. Vincent’s hospital as a result of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car in the Hawthorne freight yards in Irvington.  He had set the brakes on a freight car and stepped from it into the path of another, railroad men said.  Death was attributed to a skull fracture.
          Mr. Colvin lived at 1322 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, and had been an employee of the railroad many years.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, No. 261.
          Mr. Colvin was born and reared in this county and in the Marietta neighbourhood and a son of  Mr. and Mrs. James Colvin,  pioneer residents.  He was born May 30, 1884 and at the time of his death was forty-six years of age.  He married  Miss Roxie Anna Nelis,  also of this county.  He has been away from here about twenty years.
          Funeral services will be held in the J.C. Wilson undertaking establishment 1230 Prospect street, at 2:00 o’clock Monday afternoon.  Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.
          Survivors are the widow,  Mrs. Anna Colvin; three daughters,  Mrs. Mildred Rice,  Mrs. Frances Ice  and  Miss Juanita Colvin;  six sons,  Edward Colvin,  Oscar Colvin,  Wallace Colvin,  Donald Colvin,  Dillard S. Colvin, Jr.;  and  Robert Colvin  four sisters,  Mrs. Merle Settles,  Mrs Rilla Levell,  Mrs. Cleo McCameron  and  Mrs. Mamie Household, all of Indianapolis.
          Shelbyville relatives   Mrs. Fay Woodworth  and  Mrs. Riley Conner ,  both aunts of the deceased.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday June 20, 1922
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MRS. NANCY  COLVIN
VICTIM  OF  PARALYSIS
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Death Came As Result of
Stroke of Paralysis More
Than Seven Months Ago
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          Mrs. Nancy Adeline Colvin, widow of the late  Samuel Colvin , passed away at the home of her daughter  Mrs. Faye O. [Vinnie] Woodworth, one mile southeast of this city, at 7:30 o’clock this morning.  Her death came as a result of paralysis, with which she was stricken seven months ago.  She had been a resident of this county since childhood, and had a large number of friends in Shelbyville and Shelby county who will be greatly saddened by the event.  Private funeral services will be held at the Woodworth home, Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, the Rev. E.H. Boldrey officiating.  Burial will be made in the Miller cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.  It is asked that flowers be omitted.
          Mrs. Colvin was born May 21, 1841 in the state of New York, and at the time of death was 81 years old.  She came, with her family to this county when a child and since that time has always been a resident of this community.   During the year 1861, she was united in marriage with Samuel Colvin, who died in April, 26 years ago.  She had been an active and devoted member of the Methodist church since childhood.   She is survived by seven children, namely,  Mrs. Lois Starr,  Mrs. Addie Conner,  Mrs. Cora Avery,  and  Mrs. Faye O. [Vinnie] Woodworth,  all of this city;  Mrs. Flora McKay, of Indianapolis;  Steven Colvin, of Decatur county, and  Oliver Colvin  of Addison Township.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday July 1, 1902
Page 2 column 2
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          James Colvin  died at No. 281 West Mechanic street at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, June 29th, aged forty years and ten months.  He leaves his wife and several children, his mother, two brothers and six sisters.  Funeral services will be held at the M.P. church at Marietta at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday July 1st by Rev. S.S. Stanton.  The interment will be in the Miller cemetery under the auspices of Shelbyville Camp No. 3372, Modern Woodmen of America, will leave the house at 1:00 p.m. sharp in charge of Edwards and Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 23, 1896
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          Samuel Colvin  died at his home two miles west of Marietta at three a.m. Monday, April 20th, after months of suffering from cancer.  Deceased was born in Taylor county, Kentucky, September 29, 1834, came to Shelby county in 1859, he was married [December 29, 1860] to  Nancy Wilkey, who with their three sons and six daughters, still survive him.  He was an industrious honest, upright man, one who was respected by all who knew him.  The funeral was from the M.P. Church, at Marietta, at two p.m. Tuesday, by Rev. J.R. Lenhart.  Interment in the Miller cemetery, by Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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