Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
September 11, 1890
Page 4   column 3
          Gracie D.,  the five year old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Derrickson,  of Union township, died at 12 m.[sic] Sunday, September 7, and was buried at the Mt. Pisgah church at 2 p.m. Monday.  Cummins and Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  National  Volunteer
Thursday October 6, 1870
Page 2 column 5
            INQUEST-----On Saturday morning last, Esq. Higgins was called upon to hold an inquest upon the body of Wm. Derrickson, whose body was found beside the track of the Rushville railroad about one half miles East of this City.
            On the Same day the body of Henry Course, and old resident of Union township was found in the road near the Whitcomb farm.  Mr. Course was seen to fall from his horse, but we believe the jury did not determine as the nature of the disease that cause his death.
            In the case of Derrickson, a verdict of accidental killing was returned, but we understand his friends entertain suspicions that he came to his death by foul means, and will investigate the matter.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Amy Derrickson

The  Shelby  Republican
Wednesday October 5, 1870
Page 3 column 2
            The Angel of Death has been busy at work in this section during the past few weeks, and especially among the older portion of the male inhabitants.  Since our last issue we have to record the death of Dr. Maser, of this cityŚThomas Law, of Liberty township; a Mr. Pulse, of Liberty township, Hiram Ross, of Fairland; Henry Corse, of Union township; William Derrickson of Addison and Felix Bassel, of Hendricks.  Mr. Corse came to his death by falling from his horse, dislocating his neck; and Mr. Derrickson on the same evening (Friday) was killed on the Rushville Railroad, two miles east of this city, by the down freight train.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Amy Derrickson

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