The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 3, 1998
Ethel W. Curson, 75, Morristown, died Tuesday at Hancock Memorial Hospital.
Born Feb. 23, 1923, in Indianapolis, d/o Albert William and Clara (Snapp) Neffle.
Married Roy Curson, and he preceded her in death.
Retired from WaveTek Communications, Indianapolis.
Survivors include two sons, Robert W. Neffle, Greenfield, and David E. Wischmeyer, Shelbyville; a stepdaughter, Darlene Holben; a brother, Charles Wilkins, Indianapolis, a companion, Robert Wischmeyer, Morristown, a stepmother, Montie Worthington, Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a sister. 
New Palestine Chapel of Hendryx Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Wilkinson officiating.
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Morristown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
February 1, 2000
Florence Mae Curson, 80, LaBelle, Fla., a former Shelby County resident, died Sunday.
Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Sugar Creek Township, d/o  Elmer and Barbara (Wendel) Parrish.  Married  Robert W. Clark  and he preceded her in death.  Married  Farrell J. Curson  on July 13, 1946; he preceded her in death.
Nurses assistant for 17 years at Major Hospital.
Member of First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia (Clark) Cord, Shelbyville, and  Deborah A. (Curson) Chambers, Auburn, Wash.; four sons, Alan Curson, Indianapolis, Darryl Curson, Bloomington, Farrell J. Curson Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah, and  Greg Curson, Anderson; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 7, 1998 
Farrell J. Curson Sr., 77, LaBelle, Fla., died April 2 at Lee Memorial Health Park, Fort Myers, Fla.
Memorial service at Forest Hill Cemetery Saturday.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, handling arrangements.

Saturday, April 4, 1998
Farrell J. Curson Sr., 77, died Thursday at Lee Memorial Health Park, LaBelle, Fla.
Born on Sept. 10, 1920, in Union Township, s/o  Albert E. and Ella (Theobald) Curson.
On July 13, 1946, married  Florence (Parish) Clark, and she survives.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Worked at the former National Farm Machinery in Shelbyville for 10 years; purchasing agent for the former Amos Molded Plastics for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984.
Member of the First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville.
Other survivors:  daughter, Deborah A. Chambers, Seattle, Wash.; four sons, Alan Curson, Indianapolis, Darryl Curson, Bloomington, Farrell Curson Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah, and  Greg Curson, Anderson; a stepdaughter, Virginia (Clark) Cord, Shelbyville; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services and burial will be at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery following cremation.
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle, Fla.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
July 21, 1922
          William A. Curson, a former resident of Shelbyville, died at his home in Indianapolis, Tuesday, of complications incident to old age. He was 84 years of age. Mr Curson will be remembered by the older residents of Shelbyville. He was born in England, coming to America with his parents when about eight years old. The Curson family came to Shelbyville in the early 50's. When reaching manhood Mr. Curson engaged in painting, and was known as one of the best house-painters in this section of the state. He had lived in Indianapolis for many years. He served three years in the Civil war being a member of Co. E, 79th Indiana Infantry. Mr. Curson is survived by three sons and one daughter, living in Indianapolis, and by one sister, Mrs. Lottie Wesbey, of this city, and 3 brothers, John and George of this city, and James Curson, of Louisville. Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son, Harry Curson, in Indianapolis, and interment was made in Crown Hill cemetery.
          Mr Curson was a fine gentleman and has many friends here, who will regret to hear of his death.

This is another newspaper clipping obituary (unknown paper, but presumably an Indianapolis paper) found in Florence Curson Reasner's records:
"CURSON - William A., age 84 years, passed away Tuesday, July 18. Funeral Services at home of son, Harry Curson. 2214 Parker ave., Friday, 2:30 p.m. Friends invited. Burial at Crown Hill. Omit flowers"
Submitted by Harold Curson

The  Shelbyville  Republican
February 2, 1893
Page 1 column 5
Mrs. Sarah Curson Gone to Her Long Home
          Sarah Curson, wife of the late Elishmer Curson, died at her home No. 38 [58?] East Pennsylvania street, Sunday morning, January 29th, 1893.
          Sarah Walker was born in Lincolnshire, England, October 22, 1818. She was married to Elishmer Curson November 11, 1837. The family left England for the United States in November, 1853, and arrived in New Orleans early in 1854, and came directly to this city, where she has resided continuously since. Mr. Curson dying April 28, 1890. There were nine children both unto them, five while living in England, one on the ocean and three in this country. Of the children five are
yet alive, William and Charlotte, living at Indianapolis, James at Manilla, and John and George in this city.
          Mrs. Curson was well known in the city where she had lived so many years and where she was highly respected. She has performed well her part in life to her neighbors, society and her children, who unite in saying:
Farewell thy mother, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face again.
Tis ours to miss thee all our years,
And tender memories of thee keep;
Thine in the Lord to rest,
For so He giveth His beloved sleep.
          The long years of her life have drawn to a close, the chapter is ended---she is dead. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Christian church, from where the funeral took place at 2 o'clock Tuesday.
Contributed by Greg Curson

The  Shelby  Democrat
December 23, 1891
Page 3 column 7
The Venerable Gentleman Died on Saturday Evening
          At 7:25 on Saturday evening the death of  Elishama Curson occurred at the family home at the family residence on the corner of Pennsylvania and Tompkins streets.  Mr. Curson was prostrated by inflammation of the brain two weeks ago, and rapidly passed into a comatose state from which it was impossible to arouse him, except at rare intervals. He passed away calmly, peacefully, surrounded by his faithful wife and affectionate children.
          Deceased had been a resident of this city for the past 37 years, and he was known to the older families of the town as a hard working, honest man: faithful in the discharge of every obligation and efficient in the industry he followed, that of a landscape gardener. Quiet, unassuming, strictly attentive to his work, he gave no man offense. Generous, kind-hearted and exceedingly affectionate, his live efforts a singularly beautiful example of the effects of constant occupation and devotion to the duties he owed his God, his country and his fellow man.
          Elishama Curson was born in Lincolnshire, England, on the 15th of June, 1815. On the 11th of November, 1837, he was united in marriage in England to Sarah Walker. The couple left England on the 18th day of November, 1853, landing at New Orleans, La., January 9, 1854. March 1, 1854, they arrived in this city where they remained in continuous residence until the present. Fifteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Curson, six dying in England, four in America, and five are now living, all in this State, and were present at the bedside when the endtime came.
          The children are all grown and married. Mr. William Curson and Mrs. Charlotte Wesbey reside in Indianapolis, Mr. James Curson lives at Manilla, Rush county, and Messrs. John and George are residents of this city. Deceased united with the Odd Fellows in England in 1838, and after he arrived in this city, he became a member of Shelby Lodge No. 39, and was part of that body at the time of his death. The funeral occurred at City Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. Services by Rev. Fillmore were held at the Christian Church, of which he was a member, at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Contributed by Greg Curson

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, April 22, 1891
          The funeral of the late  Elishma Curson  occurred yesterday afternoon.  A large assembly of the friends of the family gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased.  The Odd Fellows were out to the number of one hundred and three and their rites were unusually pathetic and impressive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Republican  Banner
Thursday, November 27, 1856
Tribute of Respect Shelby Lodge #39 I.O.O.F.
Death of brother George Curson
          Whereas, through the inscrutable decrees of an all wise Providence, Death has again invaded our ranks, and suddenly taken from among us our worthy and beloved Brother, George Curson, therefore,
          Resolved, that we recognize in this mysterious despensation of Divine Providence, the common fate of mortals, and are again solemnly warned of the uncertainty of life, and the absolute certainty of Death.
          Resolved, that while we bow with humble submission to this crusing and unlooked for sorrow, we feel that we have lost an hororable, honest, upright, and faithful Brother, whose name we are proud to enshrine in memory's casket --- as one true to Virtue, Friendship, Love, and Truth, --- and in his loss, his stricken wife and orphan children are deprived of an affectionate and devoted husband and Father.
          Resolved, that we deeply sympathize with the afflicted family and friends of our deceased Brother, and as a tribute of our esteem for our lamented Brother, we wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
          Resolved, that these resolutions be published in the papers.
Contributed by Greg Curson

The  Republican  Banner
November 11, 1857
          Obituary --- Wreath Social Temple has drafted resolutions of sympathy for deceased sister Mrs. H. Curson
Contributed by Greg Curson

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