Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 2, 1930
Page 7, column 4
Miss Winifred Donahue, Age 65, Dies In Home
Near Lewis Creek
          Miss Winifred Donahue, sixty-five years old, died at nine-thirty o'clock this morning in her home, one and one-half miles northwest of Lewis Creek, after several months of illness from a complication of diseases.  Miss Donahue was born in North Vernon, the daughter of  Martin and Anna Donahue.  Surviving her are a sister, Mrs. Margaret Shepherd, of near Lewis Creek; a brother, Martin Donahue, of Indianapolis; two nephews, George Kelley, of Marion township, and Leo Kelley, of Edinburg; and nieces, Mrs. Henrietta Rafferty, of Jackson township, and Mrs. Frank Gallagher, of near Needham.  The funeral services will be held Thursday morning in the St. Joseph Catholic church, this city.  Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery, Indianapolis.  More detailed funeral arrangements will be announced later by Morris Sleeth, the funeral director in charge.

Wednesday, December 3, 1930

          Funeral services for Miss Winifred Donahue, 65 years old, who died yesterday morning in her home near Lewis Creek, will be held at 9:30 o'clock tomorrow morning in St. Joseph's Catholic church, this city.  Burial will be in the Holy Cross cemetery, Indianapolis.  Miss Donahue was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians No. 6.  Anyone wishing to view the remains may call at the Morris Sleeth Funeral home any time until the hour of the service.  It was the wish of the deceased that flowers be omitted at her funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 8, 1879
Page 3, column 1
          On Monday afternoon about 6 o'clock, a fatal accident occurred at St. Paul, resulting in the instant death of  Martin Donahue.  He was engaged with several others in working for John Eck, who had the contract for building the piers of the I. C. & L. R.R. bridge.  While they were raising a heavy stone, the derrick gave way, and knocked his brains out, killing him instantly.
          Deceased was a native of Ireland, about fifty years old, and leaves a wife and four children, all of whom are grown.  He was an industrious man, enjoyed the esteem of his acquaintances, and will be missed at the stone quarries of St. Paul, where he had worked for a number of years, and was looked upon as one of the best hands.  This makes the fourth man killed in these quarries the last three years.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Jack Morrison

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