Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville Republican
Culbertson, 84 years old, retired Shelbyville financier, died at his home,
114 St. Marys street at 10 o'clock Tuesday night.
Wednesday, April 29, 1936
WILL BE FRIDAY
Former President of First
National Bank Passes
Away at Home;
Although not in the best
of health Mr. Culbertson had planned to leave Shelbyville for future residence
in Florida but became suddenly ill two weeks ago. He and Mrs. Culbertson
were to leave for West Palm Beach, Fla., on April 19.
He was a former president
of the First National Bank and one of the organizers of the Union Building
Association, the first organization of its kind in the community.
services will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary at 10:00 a.m.
Friday. The Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the Gwynneville Christian church
and the Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church, will
officiate. Burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may
call at the Fix funeral home at any time.
Please omit flowers.
Coming here in 1881 as
agent for the Pennsylvania railroad, Mr. Culbertson entered the First National
Bank as assistant cashier on October 31, 1881. He remained with the bank
until his retirement on January 17, 1925, after forty-four years of
service. After a period as assistant cashier, he became cashier of the
bank and was elected to the presidency in 1920. He served as president
He was the principal
organizer of the Union Building Association and took in the first dollar paid
into the institution. He served as director of the association until about
two years ago.
Member of Church.
At the age of 12 he became a member of the Baptist church at Lancaster, Ind.,
but he united with the Christian church under the preaching of his uncle, John
Brazelton. He transferred his membership to the Christian church
here soon after coming to Shelbyville and until his retirement from business was
always active in church work. He was leader of the choir more than 30
years, served as Sunday school superintendent and was elected as a life elder of
the church several years ago. The present church edifice here was made
possible largely through his untiring efforts as chairman of the finance
He had been a member of
the Odd Fellows lodge for sixty-one years and was also a member of Shelby lodge
for sixty-one years and was also a member of Shelby lodge No. 28, F. & A.
M., of this city, and of the York Rite.
Mr. Culbertson was born
Oct. 31, 1861, at Madison, Ind., the oldest of eight children. He lived in
southern Indiana until 16 years of age, when he accompanied his father, Samuel
Culbertson, in a covered wagon across the prairie to Peru, Neb., where later,
in 1860, his mother, Eliza (Brazelton) Culbertson, joined them and they
established their home where the children might have the advantage of state
Weds Frances Harris
On November 9, 1871, he was united in marriage to Frances Lydia Harris.
To this union were born two children, Charles Draper and
After a few years Mr.
Culbertson returned with his family to southern Indiana where he was passenger
agent for the Pennsylvania railroad at DuPont and Columbus before being
transferred to this city.
His wife, Frances Lydia,
died June22, 1882, shortly after the family moved here.
On Oct. 10, 1883, he was
married to Eugenia Lorinda Bone and to this union three
children were born. They were Alice, Edith and Lora.
His second wife preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 1895.
Mrs. Culbertson Survivor
On Nov. 27,
1895, he married Mrs. Elizabeth (Talbert) Chadwick and one
son, Charles Culbertson, Jr., was born to the union.
Survivors are the widow,
living here; five children, Mrs. L. O. Davis, of
Greenfield; Mrs. J. C. Peterson, principal of a school at Omaha,
Neb,; Mrs. George F. Batty, of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Scott
W. Bone, of Washington, D. C.,and C. W. Culbertson, Jr., of
West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Nett Wherry, Mrs.
Grace White and Mrs. Leafie Robers, all living in Omaha;
a brother, Will Culbertson, of Waldron, Mich.; nine grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
One grandchild, Lieut. George
Edward Batty, was killed Oct. 7, 1935, in an air transport crash near
Cheyenne, Wyo. He was co-pilot of the plane.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Mrs. Martha A.
Culbertson, widow of the late D. Culbertson,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. N. Smith at Fairland Saturday morning
at 1:45 o’clock aged seventy four years, three months and six days. She leaves
two daughters and one son to mourn her loss. Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fairland M.E. church. The Rev E. R. West, will officiate.
Interment in the Fairland cemetery in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Saturday April 15, 1905
Contributed by Veronica Valdez
The Indiana State Journal
RUSHVILLE, Ind., Sept. 6. -- Miss Jane Culbertson died at her home west of town yesterday, aged eighty-two. She was the last of three maiden sisters, who, with their two bachelor brothers, lived on a large farm in this township. The title to the land, 214 acres, rested in John H. Culbertson, a brother, who died without issue a year ago, leaving the land to Martha Colville, woamn who had cared for the bachelor, an old maid in the family for many years. Alexander Culbertson, who is feeble in mind, is the sole survivor.
8 Sep 1897
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
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