The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, October 12, 1950
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MRS. DORSEY  DIES  AT  HOME
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(Friday, October 6)
          Mrs. Hannah P. Dorsey, 80 years old, resident of this city since 1888, died at her home, 143 West Broadway, Thursday night at 11:45 o'clock.  She was the widow of  William V. Dorsey, well known city business man.  She had been ill for a week and death was due to complications.
          Mrs. Dorsey was born in Worvington, Ohio, on October 12, 1869, the daughter of  John  and  Lydia Ann Frazier.  She married  Mr. Dorsey April 2, 1888, at Rushville and they made their residence in this city thereafter.  Mr. Dorsey died on October 30, 1920.  Surviving are a niece,  Mrs. Mina L. Stuckey,  who lived with Mrs. Dorsey and a great-niece,  Mrs. W. K. Allen,  of Indianapolis.
          Mrs. Dorsey was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Women's Council of the church.
          Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Rosoce Wolvington officiating.  Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  The casket will remain closed and friends are asked to omit flowers.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 24, 1933
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HEART  ATTACK  CAUSES
DEATH  OF  MRS. S. DORSEY

          Word has been received here of the death of  Mrs. Sophia Dorsey, widow of  Shelly Dorsey, who preceded her about two years ago, which occurred November 14, at her home in Houston, Texas.  Mrs. Dorsey was near the age of 65 years and was ill just a short while, following a heart attack.  Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey were formerly of this city, having left here about ten years ago to make their home in Indianapolis.  They moved from Indianapolis to Texas about five years later.  Mrs. Dorsey is survived by distant relatives in this county.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 21, 1932
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FORMER  RESIDENT  DIES  IN  HOUSTON
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Word Of Death Received Of  S. L. Dorsey
Which Occurred Suddenly, Received Here
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LIVED  HERE  MANY  YEARS
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          Word has been received here of the death of  S. L. Dorsey, former local business man, which occurred suddenly last week at his home in Houston, Texas, where he had lived for the past few years.  Details concerning the cause of death and the funeral arrangements were not complete in the message.
          Mr. Dorsey and his wife moved from Shelbyville to Indianapolis several years ago and previous to that time, he had always resided in this city.  He was a brother of the late  William V. Dorsey, of this city.
          Mr. Dorsey leaves the widow and a step-daughter, Mrs. A. C. Robbins, both of Houston.  Dr. Gayle B. Wolf, of Indianapolis, is a nephew of the deceased.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 9, 1927
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FUNERAL  TUESDAY
Death of Mrs. Thomas Dorsey Occurred Sunday In Indianapolis
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Carrie Dorsey, age 57, wife of  Thomas Dorsey, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of her mother,  Mrs. Henrietta Johnson, 26 Fourth Street, with the Rev. Holwell, of the Wiley M.E. Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph Edwards.
          Mrs. Dorsey died at her home, 1045 West Twenty-Sixth Street, Indianapolis, at 9:45 o'clock Sunday morning following a long illness.  The body was brought here Sunday afternoon.  Surviving besides the husband and mother are three sisters,  Mrs. Mamie Raney,  Mrs. Mabel Martin  and  Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, and one brother,  Earnest Johnson,  of Richmond.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, October 30, 1920
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WILL  V. DORSEY  DIED  SUDDENLY
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Leading Citizen And Business Man Stricken With Apoplexy
Dying Few Hours Later
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BURIAL  MONDAY  AFTERNOON
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          William V. Dorsey, one of the best known citizens of Shelbyville and known throughout the county, died this morning at four o'clock at his home on West Broadway.  Mr. Dorsey was at the Strand Theatre Friday night, going home with Mrs. Dorsey about nine o'clock.  At his regular bedtime he retired.  It has been customary with Mrs. Dorsey, before she retired, to go to Mr. Dorsey's bed and tuck the covers about him.  This she did last night.  It was usual for Mr. Dorsey to talk to his wife while she was looking after him for the night.  Last night he did not speak to her.  Turning on the light the discovery was made that he was unconscious.  The family physician was summoned.  Mr. Dorsey had suffered a stroke of apoplexy that caused his death a few hours later.  Mr. Dorsey was one of the prominent men of this community.  For many years he has participated in practically every public enterprise.  He was a member of the city council and was one of the prime movers for paving the Public Square, Harrison and Washington streets.  Through his industry and that of his brother, S. L. Dorsey, the Dorsey block has become a beehive of industry.  He was a promoter of the local Chautauqua and was an advocate of a city park.  In particular every public enterprise Mr. Dorsey in some way was identified.
          He was born at Prescott on July 31, 1865.  He was the son of  Sylvester L. and Olive Dorsey.  The father bought the old J.M. & I. railroad company 10 acres of ground facing Harrison street and extending from Broadway to Hendricks street and extending west to Tompkins street.  There was not a building of any kind on this ground when Mr. Dorsey bought it except an old warehouse that stood where the Baptist church is now located.  Mr. Dorsey platted this ground and sold it.  At the death of the father, Will Dorsey and his brother became the managers of the Dorsey estate, which they held in tact.
          Mr. Dorsey was married to Miss Hannah Frazier, of Rushville, 31 years ago.  They have no children, his nearest relative being his brother and one nephew, Dr. G. B. Wolfe, of Indianapolis.  Mr. Dorsey was in active business in the grocery and later in the seed business since 1895.  He attended the local schools.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Protected Home Circle the Court of Honor and the First Presbyterian church.  The funeral will be held at the home on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. VonTobel officiating.  The interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix. No Flowers.
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 10, 1917
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MRS. OLIVE  DORSEY  DIED  OF  PNEUMONIA
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Aged Shelbyville Woman Had Been Ill Several Days
Had Lived Here 50 Years; Funeral Services Friday
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          Mrs. Olive Dorsey, mother of  William V. and Shelley L. Dorsey, one of the finest women in this city, died at 9:25 o'clock this morning at her late residence, 623 South Harrison Street, of pneumonia.  She had been seriously ill for several days.
          Mrs. Dorsey was born on a farm near old Middletown, Indiana, and was 77 years, 10 months and 25 days old.  She had lived in this city for 50 years.
          Being of a quiet reticent nature she never took active interest in the club or social life of the city, but was one of the most generous hearted of citizens.
          She was the daughter of  Chauncey and Celina Caldwell.  She was married to Sylvester L. Dorsey, in 1857.  He died more than 19 years ago.
          Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey first located in Prescott but soon removed to this city.  Mrs. Dorsey witnessed the first train that ran over the Big Four lines here and has seen the city grow from a spot of a few houses to one of the best cities in the state.
          Mrs. Dorsey is survived by the two sons, both of this city, one grandson, Gayle B. Wolf, who made his home with her; two nieces, Mrs. Ida Chapman, of Fowler, Indiana, and Mrs. William Lantz, of Waldron.  These are the only near relatives living.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence on South Harrison street.  The Rev. E. L. Mason, of the First Universalist Church at Muncie, will officiate.  Mrs. Dorsey being a life long believer in the Universalist faith.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Stewart & Fix were called.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday October 21, 1897
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SYLVESTER  L. DORSEY
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Death of an Aged and Highly Respected Citizen
At His Home in This City Last Week
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          Sylvester L. Dorsey, died at his home on West Hendricks street, at 11:15 o'clock Wednesday night, October 13, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and seventeen days.  The deceased was born at College Corner, Ohio, his parents moving to Oxford, Ohio when he was about one year old, and there he spent his boyhood and early manhood days, and while at home he taught school and studied medicine, and in 1856 came to Indiana, locating at Adams, Decatur County, where he practiced medicine for two years.
          Giving up the practice of medicine he embarked in the dry goods business with his father-in-law at St. Paul, Indiana, where he continued for about a year, then sold out and moved to Prescott where he again engaged in merchandise and real estate business until 1868, when he disposed of his business and lands and came to this city, engaging in merchandising and real estate business, purchasing land of the J. M. & I. R.R. Co., layed it off in town lots which he sold at a fair profit, retaining the front block on South Harrison street, known as the Dorsey Block, upon which he has sustained heavy losses by fire at different times, but not being discouraged, he each time rebuilt with better and more substantial buildings.
          He was married in 1857 to Miss Olive Caldwell, of St. Paul, Indiana, who, with three children, survive him and all of whom reside in this city.  Of his father's family there remains one brother, residing at Richmond, this state, a sister in California, and a half brother and half sister at Frankfort, this State.
          He was an indulgent father and kind husband, honest in business and strictly temperate in his habits.  The family have the sympathy of a host of friends in and around the city in this sad bereavement.  The funeral services were held at the late residence at two p.m. on Saturday, October 16, conducted by Rev. Guthrie, of Indianapolis.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
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The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday August 22, 1888
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          Jason Dorsey, of Jackson township, died at 9 o'clock p.m. August 21st, aged seventy-five and will be buried at Robert's Chapel graveyard in Bartholomew county at 11 a.m. on Thursday August 23.  D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
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