Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Dobbins

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 22, 1950
(weekly paper) from Saturday, June 17th edition
----------
FORMER  COUNTY  RESIDENT  DIES
------------
          Funeral services have been arranged for  Miss Emma Dorothy Dobbins, 39 year old former Shelby county resident.  Brief rites will be held at the Kirby Mortuary in Indianapolis, Monday at 8:30 a.m. and the funeral will be held at St. Philips Catholic Church at 9 o'clock.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery at 10:30.  Friends may call at the mortuary.  Miss Dobbins died Thursday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Robert Sheridan  in Indianapolis.  She was born south of Shelbyville on January 28, 1911, daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Carey Dobbins  who at one time resided in the Fairland community.  She had resided in Indianapolis for the past 24 years and was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Church.  Surviving with the sister at whose home she died are two brothers,  Edward  and  Wilbur Dobbins of Indianapolis.  Other survivors include an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murphy  of near this city.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, July 18, 1929
----------
WELL  KNOWN  WOMAN
DIED  EARLY  TODAY
----------
Mrs. Mary A. Dobbins Succumbed
to Complications of Diseases---
Funeral Saturday.
----------
          Mrs. Mary A. Dobbins,  widow of  Richard Dobbins,  died about six o'clock this morning at her home, 816 west Franklin street from a complication of diseases.  At the time of death she was eighty-one years old, and though her death was not wholly unexpected i comes as a shock to her many friends.
          Mrs. Dobbins was born April 4, 1848, and was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Seal Campbell.  She is survived by two sons,  Albert W. Dobbins,  of Jackson township, and  Gordon Dobbins,  of Shelbyville; one granddaughter; two brothers,  Andrew Campbell,  of near Shelbyville and  Ollie Campbell,  of Indianapolis; two sisters,  Mrs. Missouri Mohr,  of Jackson township, and  Mrs. Susan Owens,  of Indianapolis.
          She was a devoted member of the First Christian church of Shelbyville and funeral services will be conducted at the church at two o'clock Saturday afternoon by the Rev. Paul E. Million.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery and services will be in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 26, 1926
----------
HEART  ATTACK  CAUSES  DEATH
------------
          The death of  Carey C. Dobbins, of Brandywine township occurred unexpectedly at 11:15 a.m. today, at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Polland  on the Michigan Road about six miles north of Shelbyville.  Mr. Dobbins had been helping shock fodder in Mr. Polland's field when he became suddenly ill.  He was taken to the Polland home and  Dr. M. M. Wells  of Fairland was called.  Death, which occurred within an hour after Mr. Dobbins became ill, is said to be the result of neuralgia of the heart following an attack of acute indigestion.  Mr. Dobbins had been a resident of Shelby county all of his life.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dobbins and was born October 13, 1878, being forty-eight years of age at the time of his death.  For many years he resided in Shelby township.  He moved with his family to their present home in Brandywine township near the Brandywine church, six years ago where he had engaged in farming.  For several years he was a successful teacher and was greatly interested in educational affairs.  Eighteen years ago, Mr. Dobbins was married to  Miss Mildred Murphy.  To them were born four children, Emma Dorothy,  Wilbur Woodrow,  Mary Mildred  and  Edward Murphy, all of whom survive.  The wife and mother died seven years ago.  Besides his children the deceased is survived by one brother, James A. Dobbins, of Connersville and many other relatives.  Mr. Dobbins was well known in this county.  He was a man of estimable character and highly esteemed by many friends.  He was a member of the Christian church of Fairland and of the Modern Woodman Lodge of Shelbyville.  His body was taken to the funeral home of C. F. Fix and Son of Shelbyville where it was prepared for burial.  Funeral arrangements will be announced Wednesday.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1924
----------
DIED  AT  HOME  OF
SISTER  WEDNESDAY
----------
Miss Frances Dobbins Suc-
cumbed to Complication
of Diseases --- Funer-
al Friday.
----------
          Miss Frances Dobbins,  seventy-two years old, well-known resident of this city, died at the home of her sister,  Mrs. Henry Lemasters,  828 Elm street, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, after an illness of one week.
          Miss Dobbins had spent all her life in this county, where she is very favorably known.  Besides the sister at whose home she died, she is survived by a half-brother,  Douglas Dobbins,  of Greenwood.  She was a sister to the late  John Hugh L. and  Milton Dobbins,  who lived in this county.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lemasters, 828 Elm street, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. L. C. Marr, pastor of the West St. M. E. church, officiating.  Interment iwll be made in the family lot at the city cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 9, 1919
(weekly paper) from Saturday's daily
----------
CHRISTIAN  LADY  CALLED  TO
HER  HEAVENLY  REST
----------
          Mrs. Mildred Dobbins  (nee Murphy), wife of  Carey C. Dobbins, south of Fenns, died at her home today from an illness of two weeks duration.  For the last several days her condition had been regarded as critical and her mind had become unbalanced at times.  Her death is a great shock to her numerous friends in the county, as she had always taken an active part in the good movements of the community in which she lived.  She was born in Shelby county and attended the schools of the county.  She was a member of the Fenns Christian Church.  She is survived by the grief stricken husband and four children, the oldest of whom is only nine years of age, namely, Emma Dorothy,  Wilbur,  Mary  and  Edward.  The latter is a four months old baby.  She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Emma Murphy, and three brothers, Van  and  George, of this county, and  Thomas Murphy, of LaPorte, Ind.  Funeral announcements will be made by Mrs. M. G. Tindall, who has charge of the burial.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
(daily paper)
Friday March 27, 1908
------------
          Albert W. Dobbins, one of Shelby county's best known men, died at 4 o'clock Thursday evening at the family residence in Shelby township.  Mr. Dobbins was a sufferer of dropsy and heart trouble several months and the past five or six weeks his condition was regarded as critical.  He was born and reared in Shelby county, never having resided elsewhere.  The greater part of the time was spent in Shelby township on the farm where he died.  Mr. Dobbins was sixty years, four months and sixteen days old at the time of his death.  Several months ago he suffered a broken arm and his failing health was especially noticed from that time until his death.  Mrs. Dobbins died last summer and grief, alone, accounts in a large measure for Mr. Dobbins' failing health.  He is survived by two sons, Carey C. and  James A.  The funeral services will be held at Pleasant Grove church at 10:30 o'clock sunday morning, Rev. Burkhart, of Indianapolis, officiating.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, March 16, 1907
----------
GRIM  DESTROYER  DEATH  AT  WORK
------------
          Another estimable woman has been called to the Great Beyond,  Nancy E. Dobbins, wife of  Albert Dobbins, died at her home in Shelby township, Friday afternoon, at 3:45 o'clock.  Mrs. Dobbins had been ill for some time, her demise being attributed to congestion of the brain.  At the time of her death, she was fifty-three years, three months and twenty-three days old.  The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons, Carey C.  and  James A. Dobbins; an aged father,  Andrew Cherry; three sisters,  Mrs. Cynthia A. Jones, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Mary F. Drager  and  Mrs. Phoebe J. Drager, of this county, and four brothers, all of whom reside in Shelby county,  James L.,  Marin A.,  Harvey A., and  Franklin L. Cherry.  Mrs Dobbins was an earnest Christian woman, who found her greatest pleasure in the home.  Early in life she had united with the Pleasant Grove Christian Church and all thru life was a consistent member.  A host of friends, thruout Shelby county, mourn with the surviving relatives.  The funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Christian church, near Fenns Station, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. C. E. Burkhart officiating.  The cortege will leave the late home at one o'clock.  Interment in the Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.  Thus another faithful wife and loving mother goes to that great bourne to await her loved ones.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 26, 1893
Page 3 column 2
----------
          Rhoda Dobbins, the fourteen-year old daughter of  Richard Dobbins,  died at the home of her father, west of town at noon today, of typhoid fever.  This is the second death in  Mr. Dobbin’s family within three weeks and he has the sympathy of all who know him and his estimable wife.  They also have another child bedfast with the same disease.
Contribtued by Barb Huff

Obituary Index       Main Page

To contact the researchers listed above, use the Surname Index