Shelby  County  Indiana


The Shelbyville Republican
Wednesday, June 11, 1924
          Funeral services for  Oscar Cutsinger, who died yesterday from gun shot wounds inflicted by  Elmer Pruitt, near Edinburg, will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock.  Interment will be made in the Edinburg cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, October 9, 1905
          Alexander Cutsinger,  living three-fourths of a mile east of Needham, Johnson county, Ind., died at 6:00 o'clock a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, after a lingering illness.  He was born on Aug. 7, 1845, in Jackson township, Shelby county, Ind., making him at the time of his death sixty years, one month and seven days old.  Interment will be at Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Monday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m.  Friends invited.  Three sons and one daughter survive the deceased.  These are  John C.,  George  and  Carl Cutsinger,  and  Mrs. Maude Demott.  Remains in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 26, 1893
Page 3 column 5
His Death Occurred at His Home
in Edinburg Friday Morning
Funeral Sunday Afternoon
          The Democrat Friday morning received a telegram from  Mr. Jacob Klein  at Edinburg, conveying the news of the death of  Mr. Samuel Cutsinger in that place at nine o'clock that morning.  Mr. Cutsinger was born in Washington county, KY., June 25, 1820.  The family came to Jackson township, Shelby county, just east of Edinburg, in 1822.  No more jovial, whole-souled individual was known to the citizens of his town and neighborhood.  His early education was limited and his boyhood was spent on the farm, but through later years, by his large business interests and mingling with men, he acquired a good, practical education.  He was married December 12, 1839, to Elizabeth Harris, a native of Kentucky, but residing in Shelby county.  To them have been born thirteen children.  Since 1838 he had been engaged in business at Edinburg.  He had had a great success in every enterprise he had undertaken, owned 1,800 acres of fine farming land, and made much money in stock raising, fattening annually from 150 to 200 head.  In 1869 he engaged in the manufacture of starch and with others built a large factory at Edinburg, and the factory in Franklin.  He was a democrat but had never taken an active part in politics.  His money had been advanced liberally in all public movements at his home and with a few others he had been largely instrumental in making Edinburg the thriving town it is.  Mr. Cutsinger paid taxes on $50,715 worth of property in Shelby county.  His funeral occurred at Edinburg Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  He died from pneumonia.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Volunteer
January 20, 1859
Page 2
          Departed this life, on Monday morning, January 16th [? difficult to read], 1859, in Jackson township, this county,  Mrs. Rebecca Cutsinger,  aged ninety-six years.  Mrs. Cutsinger was a native of Virginia.  When quite young she was taken prisoner with her father, mother, brothers and sisters, by the Indians, all of whom were murdered except herself.  She was subsequently released, after enduring great many heardships and privations, and was taken by a gentleman whose name the writer of this does not know, and was raised up in his family as an adopted child.  At the age of fourteen she was taken by foster parents to Kentucky, and when she arrived at the age of twenty-one was married to her late husband, Mr. Cutsiner, who died upwards of thirty years ago. --- They reared a large family of children, who have become useful citizens and members of society.  About fourteen years ago she came to this country, where she resided until her death.  She was a noble, industrious, and worthy woman, and was able to work and pay her own way until within the last five or six months previous to her death.  She was a devoted and pious christian, and was a member of the Presbyterian church many long years, and lived and died in that faith, with full hopes of a glorious immortality.  She leaves one son and daughter, many grand children, and a wide circle of friends, to mourn her decease, to cherish her memory, and emulate her noble example.
J. C.      
          The above brief obituary notice records the departure of another of the noble pioneer women of America.  A noble woman in every sense of the word, a faithful affectionate wife, a fond devoted mother and an exemplary christian.  She is no more, gone from earth but leaves in the hearts of all who knew her, the rich memories of a long, useful and virtuous life.
The  National  Volunteer
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March 16, 1854 ----------
         Obituary - - died in Jackson Township , Shelby County, on Sunday the 12th of March, 1854.........Mrs. Sally Ann Cutsinger, consort of  George Cutsinger, and the only daughter of  John B. Conover, aged abut 26 years.  She had been confined to her bed for near six months,with lingering disease, which she bore with Christian fortitude.  She left a bereaved husband and one child seven months old, aged parents, brothers and numerous friends.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Contributed by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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