Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Crosby

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 23, 1996
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Carl Robert "Bob" Crosby69, died Friday.
Born November 8, 1926, in Shelbyville; son of  Carl Edward and  Bessie (Brattain) Crosby.  December 22, 1946, married  Billie Lou (Rapp) Crosby; she died February 1, 1992.
Owned and operated the Crosby Barber Shop for 50 years, retiring 1988.
U.S. Navy during World War 11, USS Alabama.
Member of Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite at Indianapolis, and First Baptist Church, Eagles Lodge No. 766, American Legion Post 70, Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Shelbyville.
Survivors include a son, Rick Crosby; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Kathy) Noel; two sisters, Virginia Porter and  Mrs. Richard (Linda) Wise; three brothers, Tom Crosby,  Bill Crosby,  Joe Crosby.
Preceded in death by a brother.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 3, 1992
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Billie Lou Crosby, 62.  Born April 2, 1929, in Shelbyville, daughter of  Harry and  Marie (Hill) Rapp.  On December 22, 1946, married Robert Crosby, who survives.  Member of the First Baptist Church.  Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Lou Noel; a son Rick Crosby.
Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 20, 1987
          Bessie F. Crosby, 85, West McKay road, died Monday at Heritage Manor.
          Born on December 15, 1901, she was the daughter of  Elmer and  Katie (McGinnis) Brattain.  She attended the Grace Wesleyan Church.
          Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia L. Porter and  Mrs. Linda Wise, both of Shelbyville; five sons, Thomas Crosby, of Anderson, and  Robert Crosby,  Paul W. Crosby,  Jack Crosby, and  Joe Crosby, all of Shelbyville; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
          She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Mortuary.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 2, 1950
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CARL  E. CROSBY  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
Rites For Local Barber To Be Conducted Thursday
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          Ill for the past several months with a heart ailment and in a critical condition for two weeks, Carl E. Crosby, local barber, died at the W. S. Major Hospital Tuesday evening at 5:00 o'clock.
          Mr. Crosby, who resided at the Shelby Hotel, was 50 years of age.  He was born at Parker City, Indiana, on April 6, 1900, the son of  Edward and Della (Halstad) Crosby.  During his early life he resided at Boggstown but had been a resident of this city for about 25 years.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the local Eagles lodge.
          He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Della Bee of Union City, and seven children, Carl Robert,  Thomas Ray,  Paul William,  Jackie L.,  Joe  and  Linda Lee Crosby, of this city and  Virginia Crosby of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are one sister and one brother, Mrs. Peal Davis of Boggstown and  Don Crosby of Fairland, and one grandson, Ricky Jay Crosby.  Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. S. J. Cross officiating.  Interment will be in the Boggstown cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 o'clock this evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
June 5, 1942
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ILL  TWO  MONTHS  DEATH  RESULTS
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Mrs. Nettie Crosby 71, Succumbs at Home Near Waldron
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          Ill for the past two months, Mrs. Nettie B. Crosby, age 71, widely known Noble township resident, died Monday morning at 8:00 o'clock in her home, four miles south east of Waldron. Death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          Mrs. Crosby, who was the daughter of Rufus and Olivia (Jones) Cadle, was born near Milford on December 28, 1869. On February 12, 1893 she was united in marriage to Sherman N. Crosby, who survives.  Two children were born to this union, Lawrence, of Sacramento, California and Everett of Washington, D. C.  Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Lulu Dodds of Wheatland, Wyoming, Mrs. Minnie Halloran of near Milroy, Mrs. Maude Anderson of Cheyene, Wyoming, two brothers, Harry and John Cadle of Hope.  Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Crosby was a lifelong member of the Bethel Separate Church, south of Waldron where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. McCorkle officiating.  Burial will be in the VanPelt cemetery.  Loren H. Murphy funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Obituary
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Funeral Service Tuesday
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          Local funeral services for  Mrs. Hannah Crosby, who died at her home in Gas City, Indiana, Saturday morning, will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Johnson, a Christian minister of Gas City, officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Stewart and Fix, undertakers.  Funeral services were also held at the late home in Gas City at 10 o'clock Sunday morning, Mrs. M. B. Leslie a Baptist minister of that city, officiating, after which the remains were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Day, in Sugar Creek township.
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Former Resident Passed Away Today
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Remains of Mrs. Hannah Crosby
being Brought to old home in this county
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          Mrs. Hannah Crosby, wife of  Thomas Crosby, very well known former residents of this county, died at their home in Gas City, Indiana, at 7:30 o'clock this morning, from a complication of diseases, from which she had been suffering for more than a year.  She was forty-nine years of age and with the exception of the past sixteen years, she had spent all her life in this county.
          The deceased was very well known in the western part of the county, where she and her husband resided in Sugar Creek township.  Two children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Crosby and both survive with the husband.  They are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Spinner, who had resided with her parents, since her husband left with the American Forces for overseas; a son, Roscoe, resides in Gas City.
          She also leaves three brothers and four sisters, who are  John Brant, of Shelby county;  William Brant, of Monon, Ill.;  Charles Brant, of Sugar Creek township, and  Mrs. Henry Thurston, of Cicero, Indiana;  Mrs. Adam Dunford, of Redick, Ill.;  Mrs. James Tennell  and  Mrs. Louis Day, both of Sugar Creek township.
          The death of Mrs. Crosby will be a shock to her many friends, for she was a woman well liked and appreciated everywhere.
          The undertaking firm of Stewart and Fix was called to Gas City to prepare the body for burial and the remains will be brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Day, in Sugar Creek township.  Further funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Submitted by Bob Gordon


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 25, 1918
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CATHERINE  CROSBY
DIED  WEDNESDAY  EVENING
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Funeral Friday Morning at 10:30 O'Clock
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          Mrs. Catherine Crosby, one of the oldest residents of Noble township, died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Byland, in Geneva.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the New Bethel Baptist church, the Rev. Joseph McQueen officiating.  The interment will be made in the Copeland graveyard.
          Mrs. Crosby was born in Franklin county in 1834.  Her parents were  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson.  She was a resident of this county since 1861.  She was twice married and was the mother of nine children.  Seven by the second marriage, all of whom survive.  Wesley C. Crosby, trustee of Noble township is one of her boys.  Mrs. Mary Dantzsein, of this city, is one of the daughters.  There are 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren living.  Bruce Kist, of Noble township is a son by the first marriage.  Elisha  and  Charles Crosby are the other children living in this county.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Date of her death was November 23, 1917
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Mrs. John W. Crosby Died Friday Evening
Funeral To Be Held At Old Union M. P. Church Sunday Morning.
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          Mrs. Rosetta Crosby, 48 years old, wife of  John W. Crosby, died at six o'clock Friday evening at their home in north Hendricks township.  Her death followed a long illness from a complication of diseases and she had been confined to her bed for eight weeks.
          Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Sunday morning at the Old Union M. P. Church, of which she had been a member for many years, the Rev. C. H. Simons, the pastor, officiating, and burial will be made in the Center cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
          Practically all of Mrs. Crosby's life had been spent in the community where her death occurred and she had many friends all over the western part of the county who will be saddened by the news of her death and who will extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
          Mrs. Crosby was born January 18, 1869, in Hendricks township, and was a daughter of the late  Adam and Sarah Brant.  She was married to Mr. Crosby on August 13, 1888, and six children were born to them.  All of them four daughters and two sons survive.  They are Mabel,  Lona,  Clara,  Catherine,  Clarence  and  Benjamin Walter. Mrs. Crosby leaves also five sisters and three brothers --- Mrs. Lizzie Danford, of Reddick, Ill.;  Mrs. Jane Thurston, Cicero, Ind.;  Mrs. Hannah Crosby, Gas City, Ind.;  Mrs. Mary Tennell,  Mrs. Louie Day  and  William Brant of Sugar Creek township;  John Brant, of this city, and  Charles Brant, of Marion township.  Her death was the first to occur in her family.
Submitted by Bob Gordon


The  Shelbyville  Republican
November 28, 1914
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91  DESCENDANTS  OF  AGED  WOMAN
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Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby  Died  At  Age  of
Eighty-seven --- Descendants Include
Three  Great-Great-Grandchildren.
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby, one of Shelby county's highly respected aged women, died at the home of her grandson, John Anderson, 419 Montgomery street, late Friday afternoon.  She had been living for several years with her son, George Crosby, of Sugar Creek township, and became critically ill while on a short visit with the grandson in this city.  Death was due to senility.
          Mrs. Crosby died at the advanced age of eighty-seven years, nine months and seventeen days.  She had the distinction of being survived by ninety-one descendants --- eight children, thirty-three grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
          The surviving sons and daughters are --- Mrs. Anderson  and   Mrs. Ida Keith, Shelbyville;  Mrs. Peter Gallagher, Sugar Creek township;  Mrs. Martin Edwards, Eaton, Ind.;  Franklin P.,  George  and  Edward Crosby, of Sugar Creek township and  Thomas Crosby, of Randolph county.
          The deceased was born in Ohio, January 10, 1827, and was a daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jolly.  She was a resident of Ohio until her twenty-second year, when she married George A. Crosby and immediately afterwards came with him to Shelby county.  This county has been her home ever since.  Mr. Crosby died in 1877.
          Mrs. Crosby during her life has been an earnest worker in the cause of Christianity and was a prominent member of the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church.
          Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Forest Hill chapel, Rev. George M. Schwartz officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery, incharge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
November 28, 1914
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HIGHLY  ESTEEMED  AGED  LADY
DIED  IN  THIS  CITY

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MRS.  ELIZABETH  CROSBY
PASSED  AWAY  YESTERDAY  AFTERNOON.
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          Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby, 87 years, nine months and 17 days old, one of the highly esteemed aged ladies of the county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Anderson, 419 Montgomery street, at 3:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, from senility.
          For several years, deceased had been making her home with her son, George Crosby, in Sugar Creek township.  Ten days ago, she came here to visit her daughter.  The day following her arrival she took ill and had gradually grown worse until the end.
          Mrs. Crosby was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jolly.  She was born and reared in Ohio.  At the age of twenty-two years she was united in marriage to George A. Crosby.  Following the marriage they came to this county, where she had since resided.  Eleven children were born ot the union, eight of whom survive.  Her husband died in 1877.
          Mrs. Crosby was the head of five generations.  She leaves ninety-one descendants.  The surviving children are  Mrs. John Anderson and  Mrs. Ida Keith, of this city;  Mrs. Peter Gallagher, Sugar Creek township;  Mrs. Martin Edwards, Eaton, Ind.;  Franklin P.,  George  and  Edward Crosby, of Sugar Creek township, and  Thomas Crosby, of Randolph county.
          Soon after coming to this county deceased joined the Methodist church.  She held membership in that denomination until the Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist church was organized and she then united with it.  She had always been a worker in the great cause for which the church stood, and by her many good deeds had endeared herself to all who knew her.  The family will have the heart-felt sympathy of the county in their great hour of sorrow.
          The funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Forest Hill chapel, Rev. George M. Swartz, pastor of the Main street M. E. church, officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 19, 1906
Page 3 column 3
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WILLIAM  CROSBY  DEAD
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(From Thursday's Daily)
          William H. Crosby  died at his residence in Noble township, two and one-half miles east of Sulphur Hill, Wednesday, April 11, at 3:15 p.m., of Bright's disease, aged seventy-seven years, one month and seven days.  He leaves an aged wife, five sons, William,  Sherman,  Elisha,  Wesley  and  Charles; also two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Byland  and  Mrs. Mary Dantzsien.  The funeral will be held Friday, April 13, at 10 o'clock at Bethel church.  Interment in Copeland cemetery.  Funeral cortege will leave the house at 9 a.m., in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, February 12, 1903
Page 2, column 9
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DEATH  OF  MRS. CROSBY
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          Mrs. Catherine Crosby died at her home in Sugar Creek township, February 7 at 4:30 a.m.  Mrs. Crosby was born July 3, 1826, being at the time of her death seventy-six years, seven months and four days of age.  She leaves ten children - Mrs. Varleana Walker, of Boggstown, Wesley Henderson, deceased,  Cordelia Henderson, of Franklin,  Richard,  George,  John,  Frank  and  Thomas of this county, Andy Crosby, of Luther, Oklahoma,  Mrs. Hattie Graham and  Joel Crosby, of Gas City.  Mrs. Crosby was an estimable woman, loved and honored by her children and neighbors.  Her funeral was held at the Center M. E. Church at eleven o'clock, Tuesday February 10.  Interment in the Center cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 15, 1896
page 3, column 1
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          Darius Crosby died at his home in Sugar Creek township at seven a.m. Tuesday, October 13, of paralysis, age eighty years.  Mr. Crosby was born in [Mason County] Kentucky in 1816, came to Indiana in 1837 and settled in Sugar Creek township, Shelby county.  He was married to Catherine Swango in 1843.   To them were born ten children, seven sons and three daughters, all of whom are living.  He was a kind husband and an affectionate father; a good neighbor, always ready and willing to help his neighbors in sickness or distress.  While he leaves a wife, children, friends and neighbors to mourn his loss it can be truly said he leaves no enemies.
          Funeral services will be held at the Center M. E. Church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 15.  The cortege will leave the house at 9:30 a.m. in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Jann Rapp DeMeire


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 10, 1887
Page 3 column 2
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          Charles Crosby, formerly of Marietta, this county, died on March 1st, at his home in Mound Valley, Kansas, where he has been living since 1870.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana
December 19, 1878
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          At noon last Saturday, George Crosby,  in the neighborhood of Boggstown, went to the woods to cut wood; not returning in the evening search was made; and at about 10 o'clock at night his dead body was found near where he had been working.  An inquest was held by  Coroner Capp,  but as there were no marks of violence to be found upon the body, the verdict was that he came to his death from natural causes, unknonw to the jury.  The opinion of those who knew him was that he died of heart disease.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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