The  Shelbyville  News
November 15, 1999
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Robert C. DeBaun, 70, life-long Shelby County resident, died Saturday, Shelbyville.
Born April 27, 1929, in Shelby County, s/o  James Howard  and  Frances Matilda (Dugan) DeBaun.  He married  Beaulah DeBaun  and she preceded him in death in Jan. 1996.
U.S. Army.  Employed for 26 years at KCL Corp., Shelbyville.
Member of the Farmers Lodge F&AM, 147, Norristown; Scottish Rite; Murat Shrine; Order of Easter Star; Fraternal Order of Police; American Legion Post 70; and the Flat Rock Christian Church.
Survivors include three sons, Gary DeBaun  and  Tim DeBaun, both of Shelbyville, and  Danny DeBaun, Vevay; one daughter, Mrs. Delmer (Tammy) Walton, Shelbyville; two brothers, Richard DeBaun, Greenwood, and  James DeBaun, Shelbyville; five sisters, Mrs. Paul (Marjorie) Tucker,  Violet DeBaun,  Mrs. Robert (Donna) Hodson  and  Mrs. John (Evelyn) Hite, all of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Robert (Betty) Bryer, Elnora; and six grandchildren.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Ed Benedict officiating.
Burial Miller Cemetery, Shelby County.  Military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Flat Rock Christian Church, P.O. Box 36, Flat Rock.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday April 21, 1956
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LEWIS  DEBAUN        
        SUCCUMBS  AT  85
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City Man In Ill Health 8 Years; Rites Tuesday
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          Lewis DeBaun, 85, 801 Miller Avenue, passed away at 7:50 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Gosch in Washington township. Mr. DeBaun had been in poor health for the past eight years and bedfast since September when he suffered a stroke.
          He was a lifelong resident of Shelby county and a farmer and market-gardener all his life. Born in Washington township October 8, 1870, he was the son of  John H. and  Eliza Ann (VanGorden) DeBaun.
          Survivors include the widow, the former  Laura Griffey, and Mrs. Gosch, the daughter. Two sons, Earl and  George, preceded him in death. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Ewing Mortuary at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, April 1, 1946
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COUNTY  FARMER    
    TAKES  OWN  LIFE
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Rites Tuesday for George
Debaun, 53
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          George Debaun, 53, Shelby county farmer, took his own life by shooting at 2:55 p.m. Saturday at his home in Washington township.  He had been despondent because of ill health, the Shelby county coroner, Dr. C. J. Price, who was called to investigate stated.
          The son of  Lewis and Jeanette Vice Debaun, he was born Feb. 13, 1893.  He was married to  Katie D. Cowin Sept. 30, 1913.
          Surviving are the widow and nine children,  Ronnie,  George H.,  Harry F.,  Earl D.,  Charles H.,  Billey Lewis,  Freda May,  Elsie Deloris Debaun,  Mrs. Nettie Badgley,  all of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; his father, Lewis Debaun, of Washington township; one brother,  Earl DeBaun, of this city, and a half-sister, Mrs. Oma Gosch, of Washington township.
          Funeral services will be held at the Winchester Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Goodin officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary after 2 p.m. today.  Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday July 15, 1922
Page 1 column 3
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PIONEER  WOMAN  DIED  THIS  A.M.
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Mrs. Mary DeBaun, Age 91 Years,
Passed Away at Home In Washington Township
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HOLD  SERVICES  TUESDAY
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          Mrs. Mary DeBaun, one of the oldest residents of Shelby County, passed away at her home in Washington township near Lewis Creek this morning at ten o'clock.  Death was due to a complication of diseases.  She was 91 years and twenty-seven day of age.
          Mrs. DeBaun had lived at the old homestead where she passed away for the past 88 years.  She was one of the first settlers of Shelby county and had settled in the Lewis Creek community when that country was a dense forest.
          She is survived by one son, Ed, of Washington township and four grandchildren;  Mrs. Dora Landis at home, Otis DeBaun  of Washington township;  Mrs. Harry Kuhn  of east of Shelbyville and  Mrs. George Kehrt  of Blue Ridge besides a number of other relatives.
          Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Winchester church, the Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  Interment will be made in the church cemetery, C.F. Fix and Son in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday January 14, 1922
Page 1 column 6
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J. G. DEBAUN  DIED        
        FRIDAY  EVENING
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Cancer Caused Death of Native Born
Resident of Washington Township
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FUNERAL  SUNDAY  MORNING
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          J. G. DeBaun, age seventy-three years, a life long resident of Washington township, died Friday evening at five-ten o'clock at his home.  His death was caused by a cancer, and followed an illness of which had continued for many months.
          Mr. DeBaun lived on the farm within a mile of the place where he was born, when his death occurred. He was well known through the south part of the county.  Mr. DeBaun was a member of the Masonic lodge at Norristown; of the Odd Fellows, at Lewis Creek, and the Knights of Pythias, at Flat Rock.
          His wife [Eliza Ann] died September 30, 1918.  Mr. DeBaun is survived by one son, C. M. DeBaun, of Washington township, one daughter, Mrs. Ida Poole, of Shelbyville, and one sister, Miss Mary DeBaun, who lives in Washington township.  Five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Eugene T. Martin, of Columbus, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Winchester cemetery, Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday September 16, 1915
Page 1 column 6
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AGED  MAN  DEAD
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John DeBaun, Age 77, Died at Home
in Brandywine Township
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          John DeBaun, a prominent farmer of Brandywine township, died at his late home six miles west of Shelbyville, near the Herring Mill, at ten thirty p.m. Wednesday September 15th, at the age of seventy-seven years, eleven months and eight days.  Death was due to an attack of paralysis from which the deceased had been suffering for more than a year.
          Mr. DeBaun was born in Washington township, Shelby county, and had lived in this county all of his life.
          Besides the wife, Eliza A. DeBaun, his death is mourned by four sons - Henry J., of Johnson County;  John McClellan  and  George W., of Hendricks township, and  Lewis, of Shelbyville.
          The funeral services will be held at the Toner chapel in Hendricks township, at eleven o'clock Friday morning, the Rev. Samuel D. Hawkins officiating.  Interment will be made in the Toner Chapel cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 20, 1909
Page1 column 5
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          William Debaun, one of Shelby County's well known farmer residents, died at his home, one mile north of Lewis Creek, Saturday night, December 18th, 1909, of tuberculosis of the lungs, aged sixty eight years.  Mr. Debaun had been ill for several months and his death was not expected.  He leaves his wife [Christina] and one daughter, the latter being the wife of  Dr. C. E. [Sarah] Dunn, of this city.  He is also survived by two brothers,  J. G. of Washington township, and  Jacob, of Lyons, Indiana.  The funeral services were held at this late residence at ten thirty Monday morning by the Rev. Jones, of Flat Rock, and interment was made in Flat Rock cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 12, 1900
Page 5 column 9
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          Henry Debaun  died at his residence in Washington township at twelve o'clock midnight, Friday, April 6, 1900, of old age, his age being ninety-three years.  He was buried Sunday, April 8th at the Winchester cemetery, services at the church at thee p.m. by the Rev. S. D. Hawkins.  Deceased was born in Patterson, New Jersey, and came to this county sixty-six years ago, moving onto the farm on which he died.  He leaves nine children, four daughters and five sons.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 30, 1896
Page 3 column 2
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          Luphamy M., wife of  Henry Debaun, died at their residence in Washington township at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1896, of cancer, age eighty-four years, six months and two days.  The remains will be buried Thursday, April 30.  Services at the Winchester church at eleven a.m. the Rev. Samuel Hawkins officiating.  Interment in the Winchester cemetery, cortege leaving the house at 10:30 a.m.  Deceased leaves a husband and nine children, five sons and four daughters. D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Christine Moore


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Friday April 13, 1894
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          Mrs. Emmanetta, wife of  Louis DeBaun died at their residence in Hendricks township at 12 a.m., April 12th, of consumption, aged twenty-three years, seven months and two days.  Interment at the Murphy cemetery at two o’clock p.m. Friday, April 13th, M.G. Tindall, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff
* Note—Emmanetta G. Vice was born September 10, 1870, daughter of  Felix and  Mary M. (Phillips) Vice.  BH

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