Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Indianapolis  Star  News
April 20, 1984
          LOTTIE  H. EDWARDS, of Mooresville, mother of  Betty Spaulding  and  Ruby Barrett, 10 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, passed away Friday.
          Services will be Monday 10AM, at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel, Mooresville, IN. Friends may call 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM Sunday.
Contributed by Nancy Glover

The  Shelbyville  News
December 16, 1969
          Mrs. Agnes R. Edwards,  74, 266 W. Broadway, died at 5:45 p.m. Monday following a birthday celebration in her honor at the home of her sisters,  Mrs. Maynard (Zita) Zinser  and  Mrs. Hattie Hendrickson,  at 315 W. Jackson St.  Her death there was caused by an apparent heart attack and she had been in failing health many years.
          Born Dec. 15, 1895, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of  Frank and  Elizabeth (Bogeman) Rehme.  On Jan. 6, 1934, she was married to  John Edwards  and he died in August of 1966.  Only immediate survivors are Mrs. Zinser and Mrs. Hendrickson.  Nine brothers and sisters preceded in death.
          Mrs. Edwards had lived in Shelbyville all her life.  She was a member of St. Joseph Ctholic Church and St. Anne's Altar Society.
          Services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Bernard Burgert officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Carmony Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Agnes Rehme married Harry E. Jenkins
January 2, 1918
Book 23:452
Shelby County, Indiana
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Mary Rinehart

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, August 15, 1964
Ex-Spiegel Foreman
Was Last of Family
          Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Murphy Mortuary for  John Edwards,  84, 15 S. Miller st., who died Friday at Major Hospital.  He had been hospitalized since last Tuesday.
          Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mr. Edwards had been a foreman of the old Spiegel Furniture Co.  He was born at Manilla on Sept. 22, 1879, the son of  Washington and  Katherine Edwards,  and was the last of a family of three sisters and two brothers.
          He married  Mary Toner  and she died on Aug. 18, 1931.  He later married  Anes [Agnes] Rehme  and she survives with a son,  Thacher T. Edwards  of Indianapolis, a daughter,  Mrs. A. R. (Gladys) Jones  of Indianapolis, two grandsons and a great-grandson.
          Mr. Edwards was a 50-year member of the K. of P. and a 50-year member of Modern Woodmen of America.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Mary Rinehart

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 11, 1938
Page 1 column 2
          Mrs. Mary E. Edwards, age seventy-seven, a resident of St. Paul for the past fifty-eight years, died at her home there Sunday at 4:45 p.m., following a serious illness of three weeks duration.  She had been in failing health for the past two years.  Mrs. Edwards was well known throughout the county and her death comes as a shock to many friends.
          Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the late home, with the Rev. R. C. Weidman, pastor of the St. Paul Christian church, of which the deceased was a devoted member, officiating.  Burial in charge of C. F. Fix and Son will be made in the Paul Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
          Mrs. Edwards was born in Bartholomew county, near Hartsville, on September 8, 1860, the daughter of  James and Mary Critser, and was seventy-seven years, ten months and two days old at the time of her death.
          Early in life the deceased moved with her parents to Elwood, and there she was united in marriage with  Albert C. Edwards  on March 11, 1877, and to this union seven children were born, five of who survive.  Mr. Edwards died seven years ago.  The children who survive are 3 sons, Charles, of St. Louis, Missouri;  Ray  of Newcastle, and  Ira, of New Point, and two daughters,  Mrs. Harry Heaton,  of Lewisville, and  Mrs. E. C. Wacker, of Indianapolis.  Sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren also survive.
Contributed by Barb Huff  Teresa Dugan

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 7, 1931
Page 3 column 3
Albert Cook Edwards, Resident of 
St. Paul Fifty-Two Years, Died
          Albert Cook Edwards, seventy-five years old, resident of St., Paul, died at 3:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases and followed a six months illness.
          The deceased had been a resident of St. Paul for the past fifty-two years.  He was born in Grant county June 6, 1856 and was the son of  Ira and Cynthia Edwards.  On March 11, 1877 he was married to  Miss Mary Critser.  Mr. Edwards was a member of the St. Paul Christian church.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Mary Edwards; three daughters,  Mrs. Harry Kayton, of Hancock county,  Mrs. Edward Wacher, of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Howard Crow, of California; and three sons,  C. W. Edwards  of St. Louis, Missouri,  Ray Edwards, of Newcastle, and  Ira Edwards, of Adams.  He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the St. Paul Christian church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon with Rev. E. A. McGaughey, pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be in the Paul Hill cemetery in St. Paul in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.  The Odd Fellows lodge will participate at the service.  The casket will be open at the church for an hour preceding the funeral. 
Contributed by Barb Huff  Teresa Dugan

The  Shelbyville  Republican
August 18, 1931
Mrs. John Edwards, 46 years Old,
Passed Away Early This Morn-
ing at Home Here.
          Declining health from complications of ailments during the past two years, caused the death of  Mrs. Mary Toner Edwards, wife of  John Edwards,  at their home, 15 south Miller street, at 2:45 o'clock this morning.  She had been in a critical condition for several weeks and although her death was not unexpected the family and friends are grief stricken.
          The illness of Mrs. Edwards began with an attack of influenza and pneumonia several years ago.  She never fully recovered from the effect and her health gradually weakened in spite of the the excellent medical attention she received from the best physicians.  She had resigned herself to the inevitable and was prepared to meet the end.
          She was born in Shelbyville, June 20, 1885, the daughter of  George and Etta Toner.  At her death she was forty-six years, one month and twenty-eight days old.  From early girlhood she was popular in social circles and took an active interest in church affairs.  Her marriage to Mr. Edwards took place Sept. 23, 1904 and the couple had always lived in the city.
          There were two children born to the union and both survive with the husband.  They are  Mrs. Bradley Hall  and  Thatcher Edwards.  She is also survived by one grandson,  John Bradley Hall.  The sympathy of many friends is extended to the sorrowing family in its great loss.
          Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the late home on south Miller street.  Dr. L. O. Richmond, of the First Presbyterian church, will conduct the service and furial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Wednesday, April 23, 1913
Page 1
Jonathan  Edwards.
          Jonathan Edwards  died at his home in Union township Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after an illness of several days caused by paralysis.  Mrs. Edwards suffered a stroke of paralysis on last Saturday and since that time he had been in an unconscious condition.
          He was born in Rush county, September 27, 1845, being sixty-seven years, six months and twenty-five days of age at the time of his death.  He had lived in this county the greater part of his life and among his neighbors and friends and the members of his family, will the death cause great sorrow.  Mr. Edwards was a member of the Manilla Christian church.  He is survived by his wife, one sister,  Mrs. Frances Westerfield, of Manilla, and two brothers,  Robert Edwards, of Manilla, and  Alonzo Edwards, of Union township.
          The funeral services will be held in the Manilla Christian church Thrusday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Bartel officiating.  Interment will be made in the Manilla cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, November 5, 1906
          William Edwards,  son of  Robert Edwards,  died Friday, November 2, near Hillsborough, Fountain county, of consumption.  His remains arrived here Saturday, November 3, an[sic] the 1:35 train and were taken to the home of his father in Manilla, Rush county.  His brother died of the same disease only about three and a half months ago, and was brought home for burial.  He was a soldier in the Philippine Islans for about three years.  The funeral services were held yesterday at the residence of his father in Manilla at 2 p.m.  Interment in Manilla cemetery.  Stewart & Fix, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, October 9, 1905
          Fred,  the ten months and twenty-three days old son of  Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards,  colored, died at their home on Harrison avenue at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 8th.  Funeral will be at their home at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 9th, Rev. R. D. Leonard officiating.  Interment in City cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  National  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
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January 26, 1854
          Died -- at Columbus, Indiana, Thursday, of smallpox,  Richard B. Edwards, 23 years old, conductor of the Jeffersonville R.R.  He was a very accomodating[sic] official and much respected by all who knew him.
Copied by Sherry Badgley Ryan from Shelbyville, Indiana Newspaper Excerpts by Maurice Holmes, with permission from the author.

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