Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday February 26, 1921
Page 1
          John Dennis, age sixty-one years, died Friday afternoon at his home in Gwynneville.  The cause of his death was tuberculosis of the bowels.  The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10:30, the Rev. M. O. Mumford, pastor of the United Brethern church officiating assisted by Rev. O. F. Lydy, of Noblesville.  The interment will be made at Hanover cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers.  Mr. Dennis was born and raised in the vicinity of Gwynneville and resided in that community all his life.  He was twice married and by his first wife left three children,  Mrs. Frank Arnold  of Gwynneville;  Mrs. George Pinkerton  of Chicago and  Rev. Fred Dennis  of Dayton, Ohio.  He had no brothers or sisters.
[He was buried on Feb 28 1921 in Hanover Cemetery, Shelby County Indiana.  Row 31 Sec 2 North to South #3.]
Contributed by Chris Anderson

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 3, 1921
(From Saturday's Daily.)
          John Dennis,  61 years old, well known poultry dealer of Gwynneville, near Morristown, died of bowel trouble, Friday evening about 7:30 o'clock, after remaining in a critical condition for four months.  Funeral services will be held at the late home, Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Revs. M. O. Munford, pastor of the U. B. church of Gwynneville, officiating, assisted by Rev. O. F. Lydy, of Noblesville.  Burial will be made in Hanover cemetery in charge of Carmony Bros., undertakers.
          The death of Mr. Dennis removed one of the most prominent residents of the northeast part of Shelby county.  For years he engaged in the poultry business and was very successful.  He was a member of the U. B. church of Gwynneville.
          He was twice married, his first wife,  Mrs. Sarah Young Dennis,  having passed away in 1895.  To this first marriage three children were born and who survive, namely,  Mrs. George Pinkerton,  of Chicago;  Mrs. Frank Arnold,  of Gwynneville, and  Rev. Fred Dennis  of Dayton, O.  Mr. Dennis was married to  Mary E. Barhite,  May 11, 1905.  The widow survives.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 25, 1920
Switzerland County Woman
Died of Influenzal Pneumonia
(From Monday's Daily)
          Influenzal pneumonia was the cause of the death of  Mrs. Sarah J. Dennis,  aged 66 years, wife of  William Dennis,  who passed away Sunday night at 10:40 o'clock at the home of her son,  A. W. Dennis,  625 Montgomery street, following a brief illness.  Mrs. and Mrs. Dennis and family recently moved to this city from Switzerland county, which is their native home.
          the surviving family has the deepest sympathy of the entire city in their great loss.  The death is particularly sad, coming after the shorth period of residence in this city.  Mr. Dennis is also confined to his home with serious illness.  With the bereaved husband, there survives the sons,  A. W. Dennis, at whose home she died, and  Rev. John W. Dennis,  of Everton, Ind.; two daughters,  Mrs. Grace Dibber,  of Allisonville, Ind., and  Mrs. Flora Conaway  of Aurora, Ind.; fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers,  Alfred Downey,  of Westport, Ind., and  Clark Downey,  of Rerville, Ind., and one half-brother,  A. W. Jessup,  of Madison, Ind.
          Short services will be held at the late home Tuesday morning at ten o'clock and the body will be shipped to Aurora for funeral services and burial.  Stewart & Fix, undertakers, will have charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Saturday, March 30 or 31, 1900
This Morning of John Dennis at the Home
of His Sister, Mrs. McGuire.
          John J. Dennis  died at the home of his sister,  Mrs. J. E. McGuire,  corner of Pennsylvania and Pike sts., at 4:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31, aged sixty-one years and six months.  Mr. Dennis was born in Washington county, Ind., in 1838.  When a young man he went to Louisville, Ky., and learned the printer's trade, and where he worked for a number of yeras.  He afterwards went to Chicago where he worked on the Chicago Journal.  He spent some years in England and France, traveling with his sister, the well-known actress,  Miss May Howard.  On his return to America he again worked in Chicago; his health failing him some two years ago he came to this city and made his home with his sister, having never married.  He leaves three sisters,  Mrs. McGuire, of this city;  Mrs. S. H. Culley,  of Paducah, Kentucky, and  Miss May Howard,  of London, England.  His funeral services will be held at the home of his sister at three o[clock p.m., Sunday, April 1st, Rev. M. L. Tressler, officiating.  Interment in the City cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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