The  Shelbyville  News
Monday August 29, 1955
Rites Tuesday For County Woman, 72
          Mrs. Bertha M. Daniels, 72, lifelong resident of Union township, died at her home, six and three fourths miles northeast of this city, Saturday after an illness of six years.  Death was due to complications.
           Born February 26, 1883, she was the daughter of  Albert and  Lilly (Dale) Rhoades.  On August 31, 1904, she was united in marriage with  Clark Daniels  and he preceded in death January 25, 1925.
          Survivors include three children,  Garnet Daniels, at home,  Mrs. James Tungate  and  Louis Daniels, both of this city; three grandchildren; two sisters,  Mrs. Clarence Hanley  and  Mrs. Pearl Miller, both of  Manilla and four nieces.  One daughter died in infancy and another daughter,  Frances A.  preceded in death January 25, 1928.
          Mrs. Daniels was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist Church and had been active in church activities until her illness.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. R. C. McNeely officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary anytime.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 2, 1928
          Miss Frances E. Daniels  died at the home of her mother,  Mrs. Bertha Daniels,  two and a half miles north of Rays crossing, in Union township at five o’clock Wednesday evening of tuberculosis.  She had been ill for the past two years and condition became quite serious several weeks.
          She was born and reared in Shelby county and had always resided in the community. Miss Daniels would have been eighteen years old next July.  She attended the district schools in Union township and was loved and admired by all her friends and associates, who mourn and grieve at her untimely death.  Her father,  Clark Daniels, died two years ago.  She was a member of the Little Blue River Baptist Church in Union township and was a faithful worker until her health prevented.
          Besides the mother she leaves two brothers,  Garnet  and  Lewis Daniels and one sister,  Lillian Daniels. Also the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rhodes, of Shelby county.
          Funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Saturday morning at the Little Blue River Baptist church.  The Rev. I. B. Morgan, pastor of the church will officiate and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery here.  Carmony Brothers undertakers are in charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Greensburg  Daily  News
18 Jan 1927
Page 1
Mrs. Daniels’ Wound Fatal
(by United Press)
          Detroit, Mich., Jan. 18 – Mrs. Maude Daniels, 40, died today from injuries received last Thursday when she was struck over the head by her husband, who subsequently committed suicide.
          Mrs. Daniels’ home formerly was in Shelbyville, Ind.  Her maiden name was  Maude Eck.
Contributed by John Ballard
Note from John German:  Maude Eck Daniels  was a daughter of  Rebecca German Eck Hensley.  The death of Maude Eck at the hands of her husband has long been a part of  German  family lore, but nobody remembered her married name, Daniels.  There is supposed to be an article in the Shelbyville newspaper, presumably from about 18 Jan 1927, telling about family members rushing to her bedside in Detroit.
Contributed anonymously
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 26, 1925
Clark Devol Daniels, Died
at His Home in Union Township
After Long Illness
          Clark DeVol Daniels, prominent resident of Shelby county, died at his home in Union township at 6:30 o’clock this morning.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases after an illness of six months.  The announcement of his death came as a great shock to his many friends in this city and county.
          The deceased was the son of  Jacob and  Emmaline Daniels  and was born in Shelby county on August 12, 1883.  His age at the time of his death was forty-two years, four months and five days.  He was married to  Miss Bertha Rhodes  on August 31, 1904 and to this union five children were born, four of whom survive.  Mr. Daniels was a family of twelve children.
          Surviving are the widow,  Mrs. Bertha Daniels; the children;  Frances Helena, aged fifteen years,  Garnet Albert, ten years,  Lewis Devol, six years old,  Lillian Emmaline, aged eight months; four sisters,  Mrs. Homer Patterson, of Needham;  Mrs. William Hatfield, of Union township;  Mrs. Walter Harris, of Addison township;  Mrs. William Burk, of Rush county; two brothers,  Easton Daniels  and  Charles Daniels, both of this city.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Little Blue River Baptist Church at 10 o’clock Friday morning with the Rev. Benjamin Ingram officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of C.F. Fix & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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