Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 29, 1914
Page 4 column 4
Veteran of Civil War
Passed Away Monday Evening at St. Paul
          Morris Dilts, a prominent aged resident of St. Paul and a veteran of the Civil war, died Monday evening at six-twenty o'clock at his home.  Death was caused by a decay of the spinal cord and other complications that arose as the result of this trouble.  Mr. Dilts had been in a serious condition for the past four months.  He had been in ill health for the past year and a half.  He was born in Muskingham county, Ohio, December 18, 1837, and at the time of his death was aged seventy-seven years and ten days. He was married on February 9th,1865, to  Miss Ellen Bell.  Two years after their marriage they moved from their home in Ohio to Decatur county.  They lived there for thirteen months and then moved to Noble township, Shelby county, for residence.  There they spent a number of years of their life.  Some time ago they gave up their life on the farm and moved to St. Paul.  Mr. Dilts was a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil war.  Later he became a member of the James Garvon Post, G.A.R., at St. Paul.  This post was disbanded some years ago because of the decrease in the ranks of its members.  Besides his widow, Mr. Dilts leaves three sons, Harry E. Dilts, of Toledo, Ohio;  Charles W. Dilts of Chicago, and  BentonE. Dilts, of St. Paul; two daughters, Mrs. Mary B. Adams, of near St. Paul, and  Mrs. Rose Anderson, of Waldron.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock in the St. Paul M. E. church, the Rev. Geo. Swartz officiating.  Burial will be made in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, September 21, 1905
          The funeral of  James E. Dilts,  who lived at his home in Newcastle th[?] part of last week, of typhoid fever, occurred at the home his parents,  Morris Dilts  and wife, last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Stout officiated.  Interment was made in the Ogden cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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