Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Davidson / Davisson


The  Shelbyville  News
January 26, 1980
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Robert H. Davisson, 69, Lake Cachuma, Calif., former local resident, died Thursday.
South Gate Guardian Masonic Lodge, CA; First Presbyterian Church, Ballard, CA.
S/o Harry H. and Sarah E. (Lyons) Davisson; married Nov. 11, 1934 Marian Shields, who survives.
Surviving:  three children, Mrs. Al (Linda) Wheelock,  Donald Davisson,  Ronald Davisson; a sister,  Mrs. Dale (Helen) Long.
The only local survivor is  Mrs. Malcolm (Frances) Settles, a cousin.
Burial First Presbyterian Church, Ballard, CA.
Copied and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Unknown Shelby County, Indiana, Newspaper
Tuesday, June 20, 1961
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FORMER  LOCAL  RESIDENT  DIES
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Rites Thursday For Harry Davison, 78
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Harry H. Davison, 78, a former Shelbyville resident of Lyndon, Ky., died Monday.
Born in Liberty township, Shelby county, on October 11, 1882, s/o William and Georgiana Davison.
Married  Bertha Arnold  on April 6, 1902; she died January 24, 1960.
Survivors include one daughter,  Mrs. Frances Gadsin  of Lyndon, Ky., two sisters,  Mrs. Herbert Wagner  of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Eber Townsend  of St. Paul, and one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
Life-long railroader with New York Central; member of the Methodist church in Thorntown, Ill.
Burial Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Rochelle Riordan, 1906 E. Sharon Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85022
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming



Obituary for  Carey J. Davisson,  Shelbyville Republican, Shelbyville, Indiana; Wednesday, February 12, 1908


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday August 30, 1960
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RITES  SET  FOR  Mr. DAVISSON
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          Funeral rites have been arranged for  Frank Davisson,  85, local man who died Monday at a private convalescent home in Franklin.  The services will he held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Ewing Mortuary with Dr. H.R. Page officiating.  Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.
          Mr. Davisson, a retired farmer, had been in failing health for some time and had been ill with a heart condition for the past month.  He was a member of the First Methodist church and a 60-year member of the local I.O.O.F.
          He was born in Hendricks township, July 9, 1875, and had resided in this city for 25 years.  His home was a 24 East Taylor street.  He was a son of  James and  Sarah Davisson, and his wife,  Phoebe E. (Scheffler) Davisson, to whom he was married October 5, 1899, preceded in death October 9, 1958.  He is survives by a sister,  Mrs. Emma Baumgardner, of La Grande, Oregon, and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Don Davisson


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 4, 1954
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HARRY  DAVISSON
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Pioneer Welder, 73,
Stricken in Florida
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          Harry H. Davisson,  73, owner of the Davisson Implement and Machine Company here on east U.W. Highway 421, and widely known former Shelbyville resident, died suddenly about 9:00 o'clock Sunday morning at his ome in Vero Beach, Fla.
          Mr. Davisson's death, attributed to a heart attack, was unexpected and he had not been seriously ill.  One of Indiana's pioneer welders, he was born in Shelby county on July 17, 1881.
          Survivors with the widow,  Clona,  include a son  Robert  of Long Beach, Cal., a daughter,  Mrs. Helen Long  of Vero Beach, a sister  Mrs. Clem Henry  of near Tipton and several grandchildren.
          A former local grocery store owner, Mr. Davisson had owned and operated machine shops here for many years.  He also designed, built and repaired steam engines, was a former plant superintendent of National Farm Machinery Co-Operative Inc., here, and many years ago was superintendent of the Ed Porter machine shop which manufactured single-cylinder gasoline engines.
          Mr. and Mrs. Davisson had resided in Vero Beach for about three years since leaving Shelbyville.
          The body is scheduled to arrive here late Wednesday afternoon and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Sleeth Funeral Home.
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Tipton County Indiana Marriage Records
Alice M. Davison
married May 1, 1898
Clem T. "Clenie" Henry
[Contributed by Barb Huff]
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Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Don Davisson


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, November 5, 1917
Page 1  column 1
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MRS.  CECIL  DAVIDSON
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Young Married Woman Died Sunday
Night --- Funeral Tuesday.
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          Mrs. Cecil Davidson,  wife of  Mr. Harry Davidson,  died Sunday night at their home, 323 east Jackson street, at the age of 26 years.  She left one child.  Mrs. Davidson had been ill for some time and her death was expected.  Mr. Davidson is the superintendent at the plant of the Shelby Gas Engine Co.  Five brothers and one half brother survive.  In the neighborhood where she lived and with her acquaintances Mrs. Davidson was highly regarded.
          The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Vine street church, the Rev. D. W. Hedrick, officiating.  The interment will be at Forest Hill in charge of Wilson and Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Don Davisson


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
1911

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Mrs. Sadie  Davidson  Dead.
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          Mrs. Sadie Davidson,  aged twenty-five years, passed away at nine-thirty o'clock this morning at her home, 111 north Pike street, after having suffered from lung trouble for the past twelve weeks.
          The deceased is survived by her husband,  Harry Davisson;  two children,  Helen,  aged 3, and  Robert,  aged 1, and her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. John Lyons,  of this city.  She also leaves one sister,  Miss Mayme Lyons,  and six brothers, who are  Harry,  James,  Frank,  Fred,  Joseph,  and  John Lyons,  all of whom reside in this city with the exception of Harry, who lives in Ohio.
          Mrs. Davisson, who was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic church, was a most estimable young woman and was beloved by all those who knew her in her daily duties as a Christian woman.
          The funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow by Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 5, 1910
Page 1   column 4
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DEATH  CALLED  AWAY
FOUR  AGED  WOMEN
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Mrs. James  Davidson  Dead.
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          Mrs. James Davidson,  aged about seventy-five years, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Frank Trees,  of Washington township, at noon today.  The death was the result of a stroke of paralysis with which she was attacked several years ago.  She has been bedfast for the past three years.  Her husband and daughter are all the immediate relatives who survive her.  She was an influential member of the Christian church near her home and was a good Christian woman.  The arrangements for the funeral have not been made.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, May 18, 1909
Page 1   column 5
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Mrs. Mary  Davisson  Died
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          Mrs. Mary Davisson  died at her home, 222 south West street, at 6:30 a.m., March 18, of paralysis, aged seventy-nine years and eight days.  She leaves two brothers,  J. M. Dugan  and  James C. Dugan,  of this city.  Mrs. Davisson was a member of the West street M.E. church, where the funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. G Jensen officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill.  Edwards & Hageman in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
May 1, 1907
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Died  Suddenly  Last  Night
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          Mrs. Tilitha Davisson,  of 218 east Pennsylvania street, died suddenly Tuesday night at 2:30.  She was aged seventy-two years and two months and leaves four daughters to mourn her loss.  They are  Mrs. Anna Roberts of Hendricks township,  Mrs. Lizzie Smith,  Miss Amy Davisson  and  Mrs. Naomi Schumake of this city.  Two brothers also survive.  These are  Ben Miller  of Muncie and  John Miller  of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Davisson was a sister-in-law of  Mrs. Harriet Miller of Hendricks township, whose funeral services were held this afternoon.
          Funeral services will be held at the late residence Friday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. H. O. Pritchard officiating.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday November 2, 1897
Page 4 column 1
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          :James H. Davisson  died at his late residence near Smithland at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct 31, aged sixty-four years, six months and twenty-two days.  The deceased was born and has always resided in Hendricks township.  He was married to  Miss Sarah Vandorn  December 18, 1854.  The children are  Charles,  Carey,  Mrs. Edward [Callie] Clayton,  Mrs. Henry [Allie] Boger,  Mrs. Albert [Roella] Hacker,  Mrs. Steve [Effie] Colvin,  Mrs. James [Ida] McCain,  Mrs. John [Kate] Hacker,  Frank Albert,  Lucy  and  Emma Davisson, who with the wife and two sisters of the deceased,  Mrs. James [Martha] Anders  and  Mrs. Jacob Mahley, mourn the departure of a kind and loving father, husband and brother.  The funeral will be from the Smithland Baptist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 2, by Elder Groom.  Interment in the Miller cemetery. Edwards & Hageman have charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Don Davisson


The  Shelby  Democrat
November 9, 1893
Page 3
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          George C. Davison,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Davison,  died at their residence in Washington township at 9:30 p.m., November 6, age thirty-five years and eight months.  Funeral services were held at the Floyd Christian Church near the cave at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 8.  Rev. Sargent, officiating.  Marshall G. Tindall has charge of the remains.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 8, 1889
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           Levi B. Davisson  died at the residence of his sister,  Mrs. J. E. Andrews  at St. Johnís Switch Saturday of consumption, age forty-nine years.  The remains were taken to his home in Smithland.  Funeral at the church in Smithland Sunday..
Contributed by Barb Huff for Don Davisson


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Wednesday, October 25, 1882
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          Mrs. Davidson,  aged eighty-four years,  Mrs. Frank Roth's  mother, died about six o'clock last evening.  The remains will be taken to Louisville to-morrow morning where they will be interred by the side of her husband.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat  Supplement
Thursday, May 26, 1881
Page 2 column 4
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          The remains of James Davisson were exhumed Thursday at the Wray Cemetery by undertaker Joe Cummins and interred in the cemetery in this city, in a lot donated by the common council for that purpose. Mr. Davisson had, in 1852 deeded to the city a tract of twenty acres, part of which composes the old graveyard.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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April 13, 1854
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          Died......in this place on April 16th, Mrs. Nancy Davidson aged sixty.....
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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