Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Kokomo  Tribune
February 13, 1959
Page 2
          FLORA---- Glen Dunkin  of Anderson died at his home there Thursday afternoon.  He was a former resident of Sharon, in Carroll County, living there for many years.  He was the son of  Winfield R. and  Lillie King Dunkin.  A building contractor, he had constructed many public buildings.  Surviving besides the widow are a daughter,  Mrs. Esther Anderson  of Ellsworth, Kans.; two sons,  Leon  of Shelbyville and  Richard  of Anderson; two sisters,  Mrs. Hazel Rittenhouse  of Liberty Center and  Mrs. Florence Freehaver  of Logansport, and several grandchildren.  There will be a funeral service at Anderson, after which the body will be brought to the Sharon Baptist Church for a service at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, June 24, 1950
Morristown Man, 71,
Dies at Nursing Home
          Otho H. Duncan,  71, of Morristown, died yesterday afternoon at the Foreman Nursing Home on State Road 9.  He was a life-long resident of the Morristown community and had been ill for sometime.  Mr. Duncan was born in December 26, 1878, in Hancock county and was the son of  Henry C. and  Mary (O'Banion) Duncan.  He was married to  Gertrude Gamble,  who survives.  A nephew,  Raymond Trimble, Jr.  of Morristown, also survives.
          Funeral services will be held at the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown at 10:00 a.m. Monday and burial will be in Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday November 4, 1929
Grant  Duncan,  Lifelong  Resident  of
Hancock  County,  Passed  Away  Here
          Grant Duncan, 61 years old, a lifelong resident of Hancock county, near the Shelby county line, died at 8 o’clock Sunday morning at the WilliamS. Major hospital in this city, following an extended illness, due to a complication of diseases.  Mr. Duncan had been in ill health over a period of several months and his death, although not entirely unexpected, was a decided shock to his hundreds of friends in Hancock and Shelby counties.
          Funeral services are to be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Mt. Lebanon church in Hancock county with the Rev. E. A. Gillum, of Morristown,officiating.  Burial will be in the Church cemetery with L. V. Hauk, funeraldirector in charge.
          Mr. Duncan is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Tama Duncan; a son,  Virgil Duncan, of Indianapolis; a sister  Mrs. Belle Lowe of Cambridge City, and three brothers,  Henry and  Robert Duncan, of Morristown, and  David Duncan, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
          He was a member of the Red Men and Haymakers Lodges at Fountaintown.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deb Lyle

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday March 23, 1929
Page 5 column 2
Perry Duncan, Age 75 Years, Succumbs at Home
in VanBuren Township
          Perry Duncan, age 75 years, died at his home two and one-half miles southwest of Fountaintown, in VanBuren township, this morning at 12:30 o’clock.  Death was due to complication of diseases.
          He was born in Keokuk, Iowa in 1853.  He had been a resident of VanBuren township for the past ten years and previous to that time lived in Hancock county for a number of years.
          He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Laura Duncan, and four daughters, Mrs. Carrie Andis, of Hancock county, Mrs. Edith Willard, and  Mrs. Nola Parrish, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Nettie Parker, of VanBuren township.  Eight grandchildren also survive.
          The deceased was a member of the Mt. Lebanon M.P. church, the Red Men and Court of Honor lodges, of Fountaintown.
          Funeral services will be held Monday morning at ten o’clock at the home and at ten-thirty o’clock at the Fountaitown M. E. church, with the Rev. John S. Glawson, of Rockford, Ohio, officiating.  Interment will be in the Concord cemetery, southeast of Fountaintown, with Max Herrlick and Son, funeral directors, in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deb Lyle

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind.
Tuesday, December 26, 1922
          Benjamin F. Duncan, age seventy-seven years, a veteran of the civil war, died Saturday at his home in Gwynneville, shelby county.  Death was caused by uraemic poisoning with which he had been ill for five weeks.
          Mr. Duncan was a charter member of the Christian church at Gwynneville.  He was the last of the chrater members of the organization.  His wife died in 1919.  He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Ad Anders, of Gwynneville.  Four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services were held this morning at ten-thirty o'clock, the Rev. Burns officiating.  Burial was made in the Hanover cemetery, Carmony Bros., in charge.
Note:  Benjamin Duncan's stone is a military stone with no dates, but with the following information:  CO. H, 35 GA INF.  C.S.A.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Kristin Miller

The  Shelby  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday, December 18, 1919
          Mrs. Benjamin Duncan  (nee Hays)  died this morning at 1:30 o'clock, at the age of seventy-two years.  For the past several days she had been in a serious condition at her home near Morristown and for a number of years had been in failing health.  Tho her death did not come unexpectedly, it is a great shock to her many friends and relatives of the northeastern part of the county, where she had resided for years.
          No one in the community was admired more than Mrs. Duncan because of her strong personality and eagerness to carry out the teachings of Christ.  She was a devout member of the Gwynneville Christian Church.  Surviving to mourn her death are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Anderson;  two brothers, Sam Hays, of Morristown, and  Will Hays  of Centrailia, Ill.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Gwynneville Christian Church, Rev. Burns officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot at Asbury cemetery in charge of  C. A. Lewis undertaker, of Morristown.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Kristin Miller

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