Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Ensminger


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday November 29, 2004
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Dorsey R. Ensminger, 83, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, November 27, 2004, Indianapolis.
Born March 11, 1921, in Shelby County, s/o  Archie and Nellie (Hendrickson) Ensminger.
Married Evelyn DeBaun on March 11, 1939, and she preceded him in death on May 15, 2004.
Survivors include one son, Gary Ensminger, of Shelbyville; one daughter, Darla Ensminger, of Shelbyville; five step-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one stepbrother.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Machine operator for Dorsey Paving Co., in Indianapolis, for 18 years, retiring in 1999.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Member of First Baptist Church.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Rev. Dan McCollough officiating.
Burial:  Vienna Cemetery, in Rush County.
Contributions:  First Baptist Church.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 17, 2004
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Evelyn R. Ensminger, 83, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, May 15, 2004.
Born Jan. 16, 1921, in Shelby County, d/o  George F. and Leona (Miller) Debaun.
Married  Dorsey Ensminger  on March 11, 1939, and he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Gary Ensminger  of Shelbyville; one daughter, Darla Ensminger  of Shelbyville; one sister, Norma McIntyre  of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident.
Homemaker.
Member of First Baptist Church.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Rev. Dan McCollough officiating.
Burial:  Vienna Cemetery, in Rush County.
Contributions:  First Baptist Church.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, April 04, 2003
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Lillian Ensminger, 99, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 4, 1903, in Shelby County, d/o  George Conrad and Carrie (Marshall) Keppel.
Married  Lawrence Ensminger on May 23, 1925; he preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include three nephews, Keith Keppel  of Indianapolis, George Fox  of Shelbyville and  Jon Fox  of Fort Myers, Fla.; and one niece, Karen Chappell  of Elkin, N.C.
Preceded in death by two brothers, Carol Keppel  and  Gordon Keppel; and one sister, Mary R. Fox.
Homemaker.
Member of Blue Ridge Christian Union Church in Blue Ridge and Daughters of the Nile in Indianapolis, where she was past queen.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Hirschauer officiating.
Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Blue Ridge.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, August 25, 1999
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Wade G. Ensminger, 76, Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Major Hospital.
Born March 16, 1923, in Fairland, s/o  Floyd and Mamie (Purcell) Ensminger.
On June 29, 1941, married  Virginia (Mohler) Ensminger, who survives.
Lived in Shelby County for 52 years. Earlier he had lived in Moscow in Rush County and attended school in Milroy.
Worked at Chrysler Corp. in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  Served as a union representative.
Trained horses the last 20 years.
50-year member of the Milroy Lodge, F.&A.M., and Scottish Rite in Indianapolis; past member of Murat Shrine.
Survivors include his wife, Shelbyville; a son, Budd Ensminger, Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Chuck (Janice) Daffron, Jamestown, Ky., and  Mrs. Dennis (Mary Margaret) Garnett, Florence, Ky.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Moster & Cox Mortuary, Rushville, Rev. Mark Dodd officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday April 17, 1986
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Verlie Ensminger, 87, 521 Howard Street, died Wednesday at W.S. Major Hospital.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Retired from KCL in 1968 and the Shelbyville High School cafeteria staff in 1972.
Member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, the Guild, Senior Citizens and Shar-A-Like Club.
D/o  Joseph and Viola (Hartzell) Swinford,  born January 12, 1899, in Shelby county.
Married November, 1920 to  Ira Ensminger, who preceded her in death December 6, 1980.
Surviving:  daughter, Mrs. Oral (Mavis) Kuhn, Shelbyville; two grandsons and one great-grandson; a sister, Faye Swinford, Shelbyville
Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. Charles C. Baxter, Jr. officiating. 
Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday June 10, 1969
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RITES  SET  FOR  ORA  ENSMINGER
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Ora L. Ensminger, 71, R.R.3, Fairland, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack at his home. 
Ewing Mortuary, Rev. Glen Beck will officiate.
Burial:  Fairland cemetery.
Born in Brandywine township January 8, 1888, s/o  Seymour and Elizabeth (Lee) Ensminger.
Married in Indianapolis May 25, 1930, to  Cecil Breedlove, and she survives.
Building contractor.
Lived in Shelby county his entire life with the exception of 15 years in Lawrence.
Surviving:  widow are a daughter, Mrs. Rolla (Dotty) Daringer, Hollywood, Florida; two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Eric (Resie) Huber, R.R.2, Shelbyville. 
One brother preceded in death.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The Indianapolis Star
Sunday, June 1, 1969
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ENSMINGER
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Seyboard J. Ensminger, 63 years, 432 N. East, husband of  Mrs. Jean Ensminger, father of  Seyboard Jr., and  Annabelle Ensminger,  Mrs. Donald Stovall, and  Mrs. John Davis, step-father of  Thomas Smith,  Louis,  Ruth,  Shelly  and  Carl Noble, also 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren passed away Saturday.    Friends may call at the Jordan Funeral Home, 2428 E. 10th after 4 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral Monday June 2, 2 p.m.  Friends invited.
Burial New Crown Cemetery.
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 13, 1967
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COUNTY  MAN  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Rites Wednesday For E. K. Ensminger, 68
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E. Keith Ensminger, 68, R.R.1, Waldron, died at Madison State Hospital, Madison, on Sunday.
Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville, with Rev. Robert Hampton officiating. 
Burial:  Vienna Cemetery north of St. Paul.
Active member of the Waldron Baptist Church.
Born in Shelby County June 13, 1899, s/o  John H. and Maggie (McKay) Ensminger
On April 22, 1918, married  Gladys Metz  who survives.
Also surviving:  daughters,  Mrs. Maye Ryle, Moscow,  Mrs. Hubert (Faye Rose) Firsich, R.R.1 Waldron,  Mrs. Maxine McNutt, Alameda, California, and  Mrs. Charles (Norma Jean) Morgason, Waldron; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Ensminger, Indianapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Faye Reed, Waldron.
One brother preceded in death.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
March 29, 1967
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RITES  SET  FOR
MR.  ENSMINGER
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Local Resident, 59
Found Dead At Home
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          Services for  Wallace Ensminger,  59, of R.R. 3, who was found dead at his home by neighbors late Tuesday night, will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Murphy Mortuary.
          Rev. E. David Frazier will officiate and burial will be Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  Mr. Ensminger died of natural causes late Saturday night, according to Dr. Lucian Arata, Shelby County coroner.
          A machinist for the National Machine Company of Greenfield, Mr. Ensminger was a 1925 graduate of the local high school where he was a member of the basketball team.  He also was a gun collector, a pilot and aviation enthusiast, and a member of the First Methodist Church and Elks Lodge.
          A lifelong local resident, Mr. Ensminger was born in Shelbyville and was the son of  George and  Emma (Kinsley) Ensminger.  He was married to  Marjorie Ellen Woodmansee,  who preceded in death as did a sister,  Dorothy Ensminger.  He is survived by several cousins.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Sat. Nov. 26, 1966
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Death Claims Holton Woman
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Rites Monday For Mrs. Ensminger, 90
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          Mrs. Louanna W. Ensminger, 90, died at 12:50 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William (Ruth) Southworth, 1422 S. Harrison St., after a two-month illness. Mrs. Ensminger's home was in Holton until she came to live with her daughter two years ago. Born in Ripley County Nov. 8, 1876, Mrs. Ensminger was the daughter of David N. and Lavina (Reno) Cady. She was married June 2, 1896, to David R. Ensminger who died March 31, 1940. One son preceded in death.
          Surviving with the daughter are four other daughters and a son, Mrs. A. L. (Susan) Stoops, Lewisville, Mrs. Alma Byrd, Thorntown, Mrs. Hugh (Madge) Jackson, Wolcott, Mrs. Wyman (Esta) Edena, Holton, and Miller Ensminger, Indianapolis; 21 grandchildren and a number of great and great-great-grandchildren. A brother, James H. Cady, Osgood, also survives.
          Mrs. Ensminger was a member of the Holton Christian Church. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the McNeelan and Smith Funeral Home in Holton, with burial in Holton Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Sunday. Local arrangements were made by the Sleeth Funeral Home.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman


The  Shelbyville  Republican
January 20, 1962 
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LILLIE  ENSMINGER  DIES  AT  100
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Services Saturday For Lifetime County Woman
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Mrs. Lillie M. Ensminger, 100, of Waldron,  died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fay Reed Apartments.
Oldest member of the Waldron Baptist Church.
Born in Shelby County on March 31, 1861, d/o  Alfred G. and Minerva Thompson.  First married  Julian Rucker  who died in 1887 (sic), and a daughter born to this union, Mrs. Ezra (Gertrude) Morgan, died in 1930 (sic).   Second husband, Andy Ensminger, whom she married in 1905, died in 1928.
Niece, Mrs. Glen Morgan of Woodland Hills, Calif., a great-niece and two great-nephews survive.
Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Lifetime Shelby County resident.
Member of the Woman's Relief Corps of this city.
Carmony Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Rev. Donald Lambert will officiate. 
Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday December 6, 1960
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RITES  SET  FOR  WWI  VETERAN
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Ira V. Ensminger Dies At Marion VA Hospital
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          Ira V. Ensminger, 64, Brandywine township native and veteran of service with the Medical Corps in World War I, died early today at the Marion veterans Administration Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 27 years.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Sleeth Funeral Home Friday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Lysle Pittmam officiating. Burial will be in the Miller cemetery.
Mr. Ensminger, a former carpenter and a member of the Brandywine Methodist Church was born February 21, 1896, a son of Seymour and Mary Ensminger. On November 5, 1919 he was married to Verlie Hartzell, who resides at Smithland. Surviving with the widow are a daughter, Mrs. Oral (Mavis) Kuhn of Addison township; two grandsons; one sister, and one brother, Mrs. Eric Huber of Moral township and Ora Ensminger of Brandywine township.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 13, 1956
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MR.  ENSMINGER
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Retired Farmer Dies At Home of Daughter
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W. Thomas Ensminger, 90, died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Hennis, Moral township, today.
Born in Moral township on November 26, 1865, s/o  Elijah  and  Clarinda (Oldham) Ensminger.  Married to  Eddie Mae Weaver  on October 8, 1890; she preceded him in death October 9, 1949.  Survivors besides the daughter, are four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Sister and brother preceded him in death.
Lived his entire life in the community where death occurred.  Retired farmer.
Ewing Mortuary, with Rev. Archer Shirley, of Indianapolis, officiating.  Burial Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday October 10, 1949
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Mrs. Ensminger Dies At Home
Rites Tuesday For Aged VanBuren Township Woman
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          Mrs. Eddie Mae Ensminger, native of Johnson county but recent of Shelby county for the past 70 years, died at her home in VanBuren township Sunday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock.
          Mrs. Ensminger, who was 77 years of age, had been in failing health for a year and her condition had been serious for three weeks.
          She was born in Johnson county on April 22, 1872, the daughter of Horace and Lucy (McCaslin) Weaver, and was a member of the Fairland Baptist Church.
          In 1890 she was married to  W. T. Ensminger  who survives with one daughter, Mrs. Bryan Hennis  of Moral township. Also surviving are four grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Alice Schloesser  of Moral township  Mrs. Ollie Weaver  of this city and  Mrs. Bertha Hasler  of Fairland, and one brother, Frank Weaver, of London.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing mortuary Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at the mortuary.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday September 2, 1948
Page 1 column 5
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RITES  HELD  FOR  MRS. ENSMINGER
Funeral for Former Local Woman Is Held Monday
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          Funeral services were held for  Mrs. Bertha Ensminger, 73, widow of  Charles Ensminger, at the Sleeth Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday, Dr. Walter R. Hand officiated at the rites.
          Mrs. Ensminger, a former resident of Shelbyville, died at 9 p.m. Thursday at the McGraw Convalescent home at Fountaintowm.  She had been in failing health for several years.  She was born on May 6, 1875, the daughter of  Emmett and  Mary (Powers) Limpus.  Mr. Ensminger, whom she married in 1895, preceded her in death in 1935.
          Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. George Harding, Coral Gables, Florida, one son, Leon Ensminger, Washington, D.C., one grandson, Richard Charles Ensminger, and a brother, Porter Limpus, of Shelby Township.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 26, 1948
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FORMER  LOCAL
WOMAN  DIES
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Mrs. Ensminger Succumbs
At Convalescent Home
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          Mrs. Bertha Ensminger,  widow of  Charles Ensminger  and widely known former resident of Shelbyville, died at 9:00 o'clock Thursday night at the McGraw Convalescent home at Fountaintown.  She had been in failing health for several years.
          Mrs. Ensminger is survived by two children,  Mrs. George Harding  of Coral Gables, Fla., and  Leon Ensminger  of Washington, D.C.  Also surviving are grandchildren and a brother,  Porter Limpus  of Shelby township.
          Further details and funeral arrangements will be announced by the Sleeth Funeral Home upon arrival of the children.  Mrs. Harding had planned to arrive here tomorrow for a visit with her mother but stated in a telephone conversation today that plane reservations are uncertain because of hurricane warnings which are posted along the Florida coast.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 12, 1946
Page 1 column 7
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YOUNG  MATRON  DIES  SUDDENLY
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Plan Rites For Mrs. Marjorie Ensminger
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          Mrs. Marjorie Woodmansee Ensminger, 34, wife of  Wallace Ensminger, died unexpectedly at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at her home on North State Road 29.
          Born at Blue Ridge Farm, Illinois, December 23, 1911, she was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Woodmansee, who now live at Carthage. She came to Shelbyville when she was two years old.  On August 25, 1938 she was married to Wallace Ensminger.  Mrs. Ensminger was a member of the local Christian Science Church.  For several years she was employed in the office of the Addison Township trustee and later by the State Welfare Department.  She was a graduate of the Shelbyville high school.
          Surviving are the husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Woodmansee, of near Carthage; three sisters, Mrs. George Yarling, of this city;  Mrs. Robert Conway, of Rushville;  Mrs. Russell Leisure, of Carthage; and a brother, Paul Woodmansee, of this city.
          Christian Science services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Ewing mortuary with burial in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday August 29, 1945
Page 1 column 3
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MRS. ENSMINGER  DIES  IN  COUNTY
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Funeral To Be Held at Home of Daughter
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          Mrs. Mary E. Ensminger, aged seventy-three, widow of  Seymour Ensminger, died Monday at 7:30 p.m., at the home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eric [Alma Reesie] Huber, in Brandywine township.  She was the last member of her immediate family.
          Mrs. Ensminger was the daughter of  Andrew and Mary Hasler Lee  and was born in Hancock county on March 9, 1872.  She had spent the greater part of her life in Shelby County and had resided at the Huber home for several years.  Her marriage to Mr. Ensminger took place in 1895 and his death occurred in 1913.  She was a member of the Brandywine Methodist Church.
          Surviving with the daughter at whose home she died are two children, Ora Ensminger, of Lawrence, and  Ira Ensminger, of Smithland.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and four grand daughters, Mrs. Herbert Williamson,  Miss Joan Huber  and  Misses Dotty Jo  and  Mavis Jean Ensminger.
          Funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Huber today at 2 p.m. and burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.  Friends may calla at the Huber residence at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday May 31, 1945
Page 1 column 3
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MRS. ENSMINGER  DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral Services Will Be Conducted Friday
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          Mrs. Mary C. Ensminger, age 95, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Lulu Gephart, in Fairland Wednesday morning at 8:00 o’clock.
          Born in Butler county, Ohio, on April 24, 1850, she was the daughter of  James and Rachel (Willis) Dunwoody.  Mrs. Ensminger moved to this county in 1858.  In 1867, she was united in marriage to  William Ensminger, who preceded her in death in 1914.  Three children also preceded in death, an infant, Seymour Ensminger, and  Mrs. Gertie Bush.  Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Gephart, at whose home she died; three grandchildren, Ira Ensminger  and  Eric Huber, of Shelby county, and  Ora Ensminger, of Indianapolis, and four great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Ensminger had been a member of the Old Sugar Creek Methodist Church for the past 80 years.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. James Cox and the Rev. George Downey officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends may call at the late home after 1 p.m. today.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 28, 1945
Page 1, column 7
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  NEPHEW'S
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William H. Ensminger, 96, Is Dead
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          William H. Ensminger, 96, one of the oldest residents of Shelby county, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a nephew, Ernest McDaniel, on the south Riley Highway.
          Mr. Ensminger had lived alone at his home in Blue Ridge until three weeks ago.  He had been ill for the past week.  Born February 26, 1849 in Liberty township, he was the son of  Chapman and Lucy Ann Huffman Ensminger.  His marriage to  Mary Woods  took place January 14, 1875.  Mrs. Ensminger died about fourteen years ago.
          Mr. Ensminger had lived in Blue Ridge most of his life, having formerly operated a hardware store and owned the telephone exchange there.  He was a member of the K. of P. lodge of Shelbyville.
          Surviving are two nephews, Ernest McDaniel, of south of Shelbyville, Roy McDaniel, of Waldron; four great nephews and one great-niece.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced by C. F. Fix and Son.
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Thursday, March 1, 1945
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ENSMINGER  FUNERAL
TO  BE  CONDUCTED  FRIDAY
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          Funeral services for  William H. Ensminger, 96, of Blue Ridge, who died Tuesday at the home of a nephew, Ernest McDaniel  on the South Riley Highway, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Blue Ridge Christian Union Church.  The Rev. W.B. Jenkins will officiate.  Burial will be in the Vienna cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix and Son.  Members of the Chillon Lodge, No. 129, Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Ensminger was a member, will take part in the services.  Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 24, 1944
Page 2 column 2
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A. P. ENSMINGER  DIES  AT  HOME
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Illness Fatal to Rush County Resident
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          Ill for the past year, Archie P. Ensminger, 48, succumbed at his home three miles east of Middletown in Rush county early Monday. Death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Born in Shelby county on December 18, 1895, Mr. Ensminger was the son of  John H. and Maggie D. (McKay) Ensminger.  He was united in marriage to  Mrs. Nellie Hendrickson  on April 4, 1920, and to this union was born one son, Dorsey Ensminger.
          Mr. Ensminger served as a member of Co. M., 140th Infantry in France in the first World War and has since been engaged in farming.  He was a member of the Vienna Methodist Church.
          Surviving with the widow and son, who is a seaman second class with the U.S. Navy in the south Pacific theater of operations, are the father, of Waldron; a step-son, Garnet Hendrickson, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Faye Reed, of Waldron; two brothers, Keith Ensminger, of Rush county, and  Lawrence Ensminger, of Indianapolis; one grandson and three step-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ewing mortuary with Rev. D. P. Rowlette, of Waldron, officiating. Interment will be in the Vienna cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon today until the hour of the service.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 26, 1940
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C. C. ENSMINGER  DIES  IN  FLORIDA
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Former Shelbyville Druggist, 72, Succumbs; Rites Here Today
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          Charles C. Ensminger, age 72, well-known former Shelbyville resident and business man, died Saturday at his home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he had resided for several years.
          Death came suddenly and unexpectedly.  Mr. Ensminger was born on January 21, 1868, in Liberty township, the son of  John  and  Louisa Hubbard Ensminger, pioneer residents of Shelby county.  On August 5, 1896, he was married to  Miss Mertie Sutton, daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Bellamy Sutton, who survives.
          Mr. Ensminger was engaged in the real estate business while in Florida. Survivors, besides the widow, include four nephews and two nieces, Brady Meltzer, of Liberty township, Ernest E. Waggoner, of Newport News, Virginia;  Ira McKay  and  Wallace Ensminger, both of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Jessie McKay Griffey, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Sheldon [Pearl] Haymond, of Waldron.
          Mr. Ensminger was a brother to the late George W. Ensminger, well known Shelbyville grocer, who operated his establishment in the 200 block on south Harrison street, and a brother of the late  Mrs. Flora Belle McCain, wife of the late  Dr. McCain, of Waldron.
          Mr. Ensminger was a successful druggist for many years.  His business was located at the corner of Broadway and Harrison streets.
          He was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Jacksonville and of Chillon lodge, Knights of Pythias, of Shelbyville, for more than fifty years.  He was recently given a life membership in the K. of  P. lodge.  Members of the lodge will participate in the funeral services.
          The body will arrive here at 9:33 o'clock this morning and will be taken to the C. F. Fix & Son mortuary where friends may call.
          Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Forest Hill cemetery at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.  Dr. C.A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church will officiate.  Interment will be in the family lot in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 4, 1937
Page 2 column 8
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FORMER  RESIDENT  DIED  SATURDAY
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Funeral Services For George W.
Ensminger, 63, To Be Held 
Tuesday at Indianapolis
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          George W. Ensminger, age sixty-three, formerly of this city, passed away at his home in Indianapolis Saturday morning at 10:00 o’clock.  
          Funeral services will be held at the Blossom Funeral  Home at Division and Ray streets, in West Indianapolis, Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Burial will be made in Indianapolis.
          Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Minnie Ensminger; a son  Seyboard Ensminger, a sister, Mrs. Charles Mercer, all of Indianapolis, and his step-mother, Mrs. Lillian Ensminger, of Waldron.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday June 28, 1935
Page 1 column 4
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WOMAN  DIES  OF  FRACTURED  HIP
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Mrs. Melissa Ensminger, 84, Dies at William S. Major Hospital
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Melissa Ensminger, 84, who died at the William S. Major hospital Thursday at 2:10 p.m., will be held at the late home, 228 West Washington street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Dr. A. E. Cowley, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.
          Burial will be on the family lot in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Ensminger had been confined to the hospital since June 13, when she suffered a fractured hip.
          She was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, July 9, 1850, and was the daughter of  John and Rosella Teeple.  Mrs. Ensminger began teaching school at the age of 15 and she had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past 35 years.  The deceased was married to  Charles Wayne, who preceded her in death October 26, 1893, on December 26, 1876.  No children were born.
          Her marriage to  St.Clair Ensminger  took place February 22, 1899, and he died in 1914.
          Survivors are three nieces, Mrs. Charles Rigdon, of Milroy, Mrs. W.J. Ogden, of St. Louis, Missouri and  Mrs. J. R. Clark, of Denver, Colorado; two nephews, John W. Teeple  of Dayton, Ohio and  Harry Lisher  of Morristown; one step-daughter, Mrs. Elmer Ponsler, of Anderson; four great nieces, Mrs. J. E. Harber  of Morristown, Mrs. Albert Manning  of Anderson, Mrs. R. W. Reynolds  of Milroy and  Mrs. William Wells of Webster.
          She was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Order of Eastern Star, which organization will participate in the funeral services.
          Friends may call at the home anytime after 4:00 Friday evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday January 9, 1935
Page 1 column 7
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C. E. ENSMINGER  DIES  AT  AGE  60
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Local Real Estate Dealer, Ill Since Christmas Eve, Passes Away
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          Charles E. Ensminger, prominent and lifelong resident of Shelby county, passed away in his home, 21 West Taylor street, at 1:10 o'clock this afternoon.  Mr. Ensminger had been seriously ill since December 24, 1934
          He was born in Moral township, Shelby county on September 5, 1874, being at the time of death 60 years, 4 months and 9 days old.  The deceased was the son of  James Madison and Nancy E. Ensminger
          On August 5, 1896, he was united in marriage to  Miss Bertha E. Limpus, who survives with two children born to this union.
          Besides Mrs. Ensminger, he leaves the daughter, Mrs. George W. Harding, of Albany, New York; one son, Leon Ensminger, of Boston, Massachusetts; two sisters, Mrs. Lenna Green  and  Mrs. Alfred Schloesser, both of Shelbyville; one brother, Albert Ensminger  of near Franklin, Johnson county; and two nieces and three nephews.
          In early life, Mr. Ensminger taught in the county schools.  Later, he farmed and at the time of death, was in the real estate business.
          He was a member of the First Baptist church here and of the Chillion Lodge, Knights of Pythias.
          Funeral services will be announced in Thursday's issue of The Republican by C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors in charge.
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Ibid.
Thursday January 10, 1935
Page 1 column 6
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RITES  FRIDAY  FOR  CHARLES  ENSMINGER
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Widow, Two Children, Two Sisters and
One Brother Survive Local Man
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          Funeral services for Charles Ensminger, 60, who passed away Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. at his home, 21 West Taylor street, will be held at the C. F. Fix & Son Mortuary Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Dr. A. E. Cowley, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
          Mr. Ensminger is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bertha Ensminger, a daughter, Mrs. George W. Harding, of Albany, New York; a son, Leon Ensminger, of Boston, Massachusetts; two sisters, Mrs. Lenna Green  and  Mrs. Alfred Schloesser, both of this city; and one brother, Albert Ensminger, also of this city.
          Mr. Ensminger was a member of the local Knights of Pythias Lodge and of the Royal Neighbors.  Friends may call at the home, 21 Taylor street, anytime after 6:00 o'clock Thursday evening.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday October 3, 1932
Page 1 column 1
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DEATH  SUMMONS  AGED  RESIDENT
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End Comes For Mrs. Nancy Ellen Ensminger
At Home Of Daughter Here
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FUNERAL  TUESDAY  AT  2:30
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          Mrs. Nancy Ellen Ensminger died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Frank Green, 829 South Tompkins street, at 10:15 o’clock Sunday evening of arteriosclerosis.  She had been in failing health for the past year but had been confined to her bed only during the past week.
          Born in Ohio, July 8, 1854, Mrs. Ensminger was a daughter of  Mrs. Frank Green.  At the time of her death she was aged seventy-eight years, two months and twenty-eight days.  While she was still very young, the family moved to Indiana.
          She was united in marriage to  James Madison Ensminger, who died May 30, 1907.  The couple lived in Moral township.  Upon her husband’s death, Mrs. Ensminger moved to this city.  Four children, two sons and two daughters survive, and are  Mrs. Lenna Green,  Mrs. Alfred Schloesser,  Charles Ensminger, all of this city, and  Bert Ensminger, of Johnson county.
          One sister,  Mrs. Hattie Crowley, of this city, is also left, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Ensminger was a member of the West Street M.E. church.  Funeral services will be held at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Green at 829 South Tompkins street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, in charge of Rev. T.E. Adams.  Burial will take place in the family lot in the Brandywine cemetery, in charge of C.F. Fix and Son, funeral directors. Friends may call at any time.
Contributed by  Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, September 5, 1931
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BUSINESS  MAN  DIES  SUDDENLY
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George Ensminger Succumbs Friday
Evening To Attack of Acute Indigestion
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ILL  ONLY  A  FEW  HOURS
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Had Been in Business at Same Location
For Past Thirty Years; Son Survives
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          Ill for only a few hours, death came last evening at 9:45 to  George W. Ensminger, grocer, and one of Shelbyville's most prominent business men.  Mr. Ensminger had been in his usual health all day Friday, had appeared at his place of business in the morning, had attended the Shelby county fair in the afternoon, and had returned to his home to eat a hearty supper.  Death was a result of angina pectoris brought on by digestive disorder.  A sister, Mrs. Belle McCain  and a brother, Charles C. Ensminger, were both with him at the time of his death.
          Mr. Ensminger was born in Liberty township January 31, 1868, a son of  John  and  Eliza Ensminger.  At the time of his death, he was aged 62 years, seven months and four days.  He had spent all of his life in Shelby county and had been in the grocery business in the 200 block of South Harrison street for the past thirty years.  At the time of his death he was serving his second term on the advisory board of Addison township.

MEMBER OF M. E. CHURCH

          At the age of eleven years, Mr. Ensminger became a member of the Vienna Methodist church, which membership he, in recent years, transferred to the First Methodist church of this city.  He was a devoted member of the congregation and active in church work.  He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Modern Woodmen of America lodges.
          Thirty years ago Mr. Ensminger was united in marriage to  Miss Emma Kinsley, who preceded him in death in 1920.  Two children were born to the union, Wallace  and  Dorothy.  The daughter was instantly killed in an automobile accident about a year ago.  The son, recently associated with his father in business, survives, together with the brother Charles Ensminger, of Orlando, Florida, and three sisters, Mrs. Belle McCain, of Waldron;  Mrs. Romaine Meltzer, of Liberty township, and  Mrs. Hattie E. Pine, of Newport News, Virginia.
          Funeral services will be held at the C.F. Fix and Son mortuary Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Dr. L. O. Richmond, officiating.  Interment in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.  Friends may call at the mortuary any time after 4 o'clock this afternoon.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 27, 1931
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DEATH  SUMMONS  LOCAL  RESIDENT
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Brown Ensminger, Age 67,
Died Sunday At Home After Long Illness
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  TUESDAY
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         Brown Ensminger, well known citizen of Shelby County, died at his home, 260 West Taylor Street, Sunday morning at 4:45 o'clock at the age of 67 years.  A complication of ailments which extended over a period of several months was the cause of death.  Mr. Ensminger was born in Shelby county on May 30, 1864, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. St.Clair Ensminger.  His first marriage was to  Miss Mary S. Cox on February 22, 1887. From this union, one son, Ray Ensminger, of VanBuren township, survives.  Mrs. Ensminger died on January 10, 1917.  His second marriage was to  Mrs. Martha Houck Higgins, who survives.  Besides the wife and son, the deceased also leaves the aged step-mother, Mrs. Melissa Ensminger, of this city.  Mr. Ensminger had followed the occupation of farming until 1920 when he moved to Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, with the Rev. Gerald Skidmore, of Carrollton, pastor of the Sugar Creek M. E. Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Kokomo  Tribune
May 16, 1930
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Girl  Wreck  Victim
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Shelbyville, Ind., May 16
          Dorothy Ensminger, 25, was killed last night when the automobile in which she was riding skidded in loose gravel, locked wheels with another machine and careened into a tree.  Edwin Ropp, driver of the car in which Miss Ensminger was riding, suffered cuts on the hands.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, December 16, 1929
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STROKE  FATAL  TO  JOHN  ENSMINGER
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Lifelong Resident Of Moral Township
Died Sunday At Hi Home
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FIVE  DAUGHTERS  SURVIVE
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          A stroke of paralysis suffered last week resulted in death for  John Mack Ensminger, 66 years old, lifelong resident of Moral township.  He died at his home Sunday morning at 5:45 o'clock.
          Mr. Ensminger was born April 25, 1863, the son of  Elza and Clarinda Ensminger.  His marriage to  Ida May Harrell took place October 13, 1883.  Her death occurred two years ago.
          Five daughters and a brother, Thomas Ensminger, of VanBuren township, survive.  The daughters are; Mrs. Alta Pruitt, at home;  Mrs. Arthur Link, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Mae Timney, of Fairland;  Mrs. Jessie Markland, and  Mrs. Allen Bennett, of Shelbyville.  Mr. Ensminger also leaves six grandchildren.
          He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men.  The funeral service will be held at the home in Moral township Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Trowbridge, of Acton, officiating, and burial will take place in the Fairland cemetery.  Ralph J. Edwards is the funeral director in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Tuesday, November 15, 1927
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MRS.  IDA  ENSMINGER
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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          An extended illness due to a complication of diseases resulted today in the death of  Mrs. Ida May Ensminger,  wife of  John Mack Ensminger  and one of the best known women in the community.  Mrs. Ensminger's death occurred at 8 o'clock this morning at her home in Moral township and the announcement was the cause of deep and sincere mourning throughout the county, which had always been her home.
          Funeral ervices will be held at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the late home in Moral township with the Rev. William Ryland, pastor of the Brandywine M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in chare of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
          Mrs. Ensminger was a daughter of the late  William H. and  Loretta [Colclazier] Harrell  and was born January 16, 1865, being at the time of death sixty-two years and nine months old.  On October 3, 1883, she was united in marriage to Mr. Ensminger, who with five daughters and other realtives, survives.    Mrs. Ensminger had been a member of the Brandywine M.E. church since childhood and had always been active in affairs of the church as well as social and public affairs of her home community.
          She leaves the husband and daughters,  Mrs. Jessie Markland,  of Fairland;  Mrs. Allen Bennett,  of this city;  Mrs. Alta Pruitt,  of Cincinnati, O.;  Mrs. May Timney,  of Fairland, and  Mrs. Arthur Link,  of Indianapolis; four brothers,  F. C. Harrell,  of Bloomington, Ind.;  H. E. Harrell,  of Indianapolis;  S. H. Harrell,  of Moral township, and  W. ?. Harrell,  of Fairland; a sister,  Mrs. C. T. Fraker,  of Fairland, and six grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Jeri Smith


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 15, 1927
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DIES  AT  FAIRLAND  HOME
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Death Of Mrs. John M. Ensminger
Follows Illness Due To Complications
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FUNERAL  TO  BE  THURSDAY
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          The death of  Mrs. Ida May Ensminger, age 62, wife of  John Mack Ensminger, occurred at eight o'clock this morning at their home in Fairland following a long illness due to a complication of diseases.  Funeral services will be held at the home at one-thirty o'clock Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. William Ryland officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Ralph Edwards.
          Born January 16, 1865 in Brandywine township she was the daughter of  William H. and  Loretta Harrell.  She was married to Mr. Ensminger, October 2, 1883.  Mrs. Ensminger had been a member of the Brandywine M.E. church since early in life and took an active part in the church work until ill health prevented.
          Surviving Mrs. Ensminger besides the husband are five daughters,  Mrs. Jessie Markland, of Fairland;  Mrs. Alta Pruitt, of Cincinnati;  Mrs. May Timney, of Fairland;  Mrs. Allen Bennett, of this city; and  Mrs. Arthur Ling, of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; four brothers, F. C. Harrell  of Bloomington;  H. E. Harrell  of Indianapolis, and  H. Harrell  of Moral township, and  W. A. Harrell, of Fairland; and one sister, Mrs. C. F. Fraker, of Fairland.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 14, 1926
Page 1 column 4
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A. J. ENSMINGER  HAS  PASSED  AWAY
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Veteran Of Civil War, Aged 84, Succumbed
At Home Here After Illness
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WAS FORMER BUSINESS MAN
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          Andrew J. Ensminger, well known resident of this city, and veteran of the civil war, passed away this morning at 12:30 o’clock at his home, 524 South Harrison street, after a serious illness of three weeks.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases incident to his advanced age and he had been in failing health for the past ten months.
          Mr. Ensminger was one of the prominent residents of this city and was formerly in business here.  He was a fine old man who had many friends who will regret to hear of his death. He was the son of  Phillip  and  Mary Polly Ensminger, and was born on a farm in Liberty township on June 4, 1841, death coming at the age of 84 years and seven months.  Mr. Ensminger had spent his entire life in Shelby county.  He had been a resident of Shelbyville for the past forty years, having been in the undertaking business here many years ago, and also in the livery business.  He at one time had a butcher shop here.  He was superintendent of the county farm from 1873 to 1875 and for the past twenty-five years had been retired, except for attention to his farming interests.            
          The deceased was married first to  Miss Virginia Vickers, of Kentucky, on January 16, 1867, and to them five children were born, two of whom survive.  George Fleming Ensminger  of Indianapolis and Mrs. Marie Harrigan, of Indianapolis.  After the death of the first wife, On January 18, 1905, Mr. Ensminger was married to  Mrs. Lillie Rucker, who also survives.  The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. Roxie Wilson  of Fairland.
          Mr. Ensminger enlisted in Company K. 37th Regiment, Indiana Infantry at the age of 18 years, and served three years and one month.  He spent six months in the Libby prison.  He was a prominent member of Dumont Post, G.A.R., and has been one of its leaders for many years.  He was a past commander and served as marshal of the day at many funerals.  The deceased was also a charter member of Kiowa Tribe No. 199, Red Men, and a member of the First Baptist church here.  Dumont Post and Red Men will participate in the funeral services which will be held at the late home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, with Rev. I.C. Overman officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday February 12, 1924
Page 1 column 6
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CARCINOMA WAS CAUSE OF DEATH
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Urban Ensminger Died This Morning
at 11:00 O’clock At Home Here
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LIVED  IN  WEST  TAYLOR  STREET
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          Urban Ensminger, well known resident of this city, died this morning at eleven o’clock at his home, 256 West Taylor street.  Death was caused from carcinoma, of which he had been a sufferer for several months.  The deceased was forty years old on last January 30th.
          Mr. Ensminger was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elzy Ensminger, who have both preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Brandywine M. E. church and had been a member for a number of years.  Besides the widow, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Charles Beaumont, of Brandywine township, and  Brown Ensminger, also of that township.
          The time and the funeral will be announced Wednesday by Charles M. Ewing, funeral director in charge.
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Wednesday February 13, 1924
Page 1 column 5
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ENSMIGNER  FUNERAL  THURSDAY  AFTERNOON
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          Funeral services for  Urban Ensminger, who died at his home in West Taylor street, Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock, will be held at the late home on Thursday afternoon, at two o’clock, the Rev. Pickett, of Clarksburg, officiating.  Interment will be made in the Fairland cemetery.  Charles M. Ewing in charge.  Mr. Ensminger was a member of the Masonic lodge at Morristown, who will take part in the services.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, March 15, 1919
Page 1  Column 2
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AGED  WOMAN  DIES
IN  BRANDYWINE  TP.
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Mrs. Mary  Kathryn  Ensminger  Succumbs
From  Complication  of  Diseases.
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          Mrs. Mary Kathryn Ensminger  died last evening at 10:30 o'clock at her home in Brandywine township from a complication of diseases.  She was aged 60 years and had always been a resident of that community.
          Surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Nancy Basett [Bassett],  and two step-children,  Ervin [s/b Urban] Ensminger,  of Marion township, and  Mrs. Charles [Nellie Ensminger] Beaumont,  of near Fairland.
          Mrs. Ensminger was a member of the Brandywine M. E. Church and was known for her pleasing personality thruout that community.  She was an active worker in the church, being a Christian woman of the highest ideals.
          Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning in the Brandywine M. E. Church, Rev. J. W. Trowbridge, the pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Ewing & Oldham, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming for Marsha Ensminger


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 27, 1919
Page 4 column 4
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DIED  SUNDAY  MORNING  AT  HOME  IN  LONDON
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SARAH  ENSMINGER  SUCCUMBED 
AT  HOME  OF  NIECE,
MRS. D. H. TUCKER, SUNDAY
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(From Monday’s Daily)
          Sarah Ensminger died Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock after an illness of congestion of the brain and diseases due to senility at the home of her niece, Mrs. D. H. Tucker, in London, with whom she made her home for the last twenty-seven years.
          Miss Ensminger was born September 7, 1839, the daughter of  John and  Margaret Ensminger, of Liberty township.  She belonged to a family of eight children, of which only one survives now with her death, who is  George Ensminger, of Lamar, Missouri.  A cousin, A. J. Ensminger, lives in this city.  There are many distant relatives left to mourn her death together with her many friends.
          She was an active Christian worker, joining the Brandywine M.E. church when a young girl.
          Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the London M.E. Church, with burial in Brandywine cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 18, 1918
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          Calvin Ensminger, son of  Andrew J. Ensminger, of south Harrison street, died at his home in Walkerville, Sunday morning.  His age was 50 years.  Heart trouble was the cause.  He was born in Liberty township but lived in this city the greater part of his life.  His wife survives as does a brother, George Ensminger, of Indianapolis and a sister, Mrs. Marie Harrigan, of Newcastle.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at his home by the Rev. E. R. Lewis, of the Walkerville M. E. church.  Interment will be at Forest Hill.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 10, 1917
Page 3, column 3
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MRS.  MARY  ENSMINGER
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Well Known Woman
Died at Home Near Fountaintown This Morning
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         Mrs. Mary Ensminger, wife of  John Ensminger, died at 7:20 o'clock this morning at their home, two miles south of Carrolton, near Fountaintown.  Perontonitis was the cause of death.  She had been ill for several days.
         Mrs. Ensminger was 55 years old.  She is survived by the husband and one son, Roy.  A brother, James Cox, of Fulton, Missouri, also survives.  The funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. George W. Carnes, of Carrolton officiating.  Burial is in Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, November 10, 1915
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BALLARD  ENSMINGER  DEAD
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Funeral Saturday Morning at Home in VanBuren Township
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          Ballard Ensminger, son of the late  St.Clair Ensminger, died at his home near Carrollton, in VanBuren township, at eleven o'clock Tuesday night, at the age of fifty-one years, five months and one day.  He is survived by his wife, one adopted son, Leonard, and one twin brother, Brown Ensminger, of this county.  Mr. Ensminger was a member of the Red Men in Elwood.  The funeral will be held Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the late home, Rev. J. J. Sumner, of Carrollton, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery at Shelbyville.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, June 1, 1915
Page 1
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LESTER  ENSMINGER  LAID  TO
REST  THIS  AFTERNOON.
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          The funeral services for  Lester Ensminger,  who died at the home of his aunts, the  Misses Mary and  Sarah Hilligoss,  in Moral township, Sunday morning at eight o'clock, was held this afternoon at one o'clock at the home, the Rev. F. M. Buchanan, of Indianapolis, officiating.  The burial was made in the Fairland cemetery and the funeral was largely attended, as the deceased was one of the most highly esteemed young men in the northern part of the county.
          Mr. Ensminger was twenty-eight years old and his death came after months of terrible suffering from tuberculosis of the bowels.  He had been in failing health for more than a year and had undergone three operations in the hope of conquering the terrible disease, but despite all his efforts and the skill of the surgeons and physicians, he was unable to combat victoriously with the awful plague.
          Thruout his terrible agony he remained calm and never uttered a word of complaint, all the time hoping that he might get well.  A few weeks ago when he realized that his fight had been a losing one he said God knew best and expressed himself as ready to go.
          There were few better young men than Lester Ensminger.  He was a true Christian in every respect and those who knew him loved him because of his manly character.  He was a member of the Fairview M. P. church in VanBuren township and was active in all its departments when ill health did not prevent.  He taught a class in the Sunday school of the church and all of his pupils as well as all the members will greatly miss him.
          Mr. Ensminger had always lived in the northern part of the county.  He was the son of the late  Elsa and  Martha Ensminger,  who preceded him to the grave a number of years ago.  Since their death he had made his home with his grandfather, the late  Jacob Hilligoss,  who died during the winter.  Besides the aunts at whose home he died, there are a sister,  Mrs. Charles Beaumont,  near Fairland, and a brother,  Urban Ensminger,  near Freeport, left to mourn his loss.  They will have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire county in their great bereavement.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, June 6, 1914
Page 1, column 3
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PROMINENT  MAN  DIED  FRIDAY  P.M.
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St. Clair Ensminger Passed Away After Illness
Caused By Complication Of Diseases Due To Old Age
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LIVED  ENTIRE  LIFE  HERE
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Was Born in Liberty Township, September 10, 1827
Had Served in a Number of Offices of County and Township
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         St. Clair Ensminger, one of the most prominent residents of this city and county, and a man well known to a majority of the residents of the county, died at his home, No. 228 West Washington street, Friday night at eleven-thirty o'clock.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases brought on by old age.  Mr. Ensminger has been ill for the last several weeks. He and his wife had spent the winter months in Florida and when they returned Mr. Ensminger seemed to be enjoying health.  Shortly after his return here he began to decline.  At the time of his death he was aged eighty-six years, eight months and twenty-five days.  Mr. Ensminger was a member of the First Methodist Church of this city and had been for a number of years.  He was one of the early residents of the county, being born here in 1827 and living his long life within the boundaries of the county.  An interesting account of his life is given in Chadwick's Shelby County History.  In part it is as follows: "Joshua Ensminger, who is the progenitor of the western branch of this family, was a native of the Rockbridge county, Va., and a hero of the Revolutionary war.  He was the father of four sons, Phillip,  Andrew,  Riley  and  John, all of whom became frontiersmen during the tragic settlement of the states carved out of the Northwest settlement.  Phillip and  Andrew Ensminger led the clan as the first of this name to appear in the desolate wilds of Indiana.  Before starting west the former had married Polly, daughter of  John and  Cloe (Flynn) Ballard, residents of Boone county, Va., when that section was known as  "The Dark and Bloody Ground."  Tradition tells that Cloe Flynn and another small girl were captured by the Indians during one of the inroads into the state beyond the Ohio.  These pioneer children had wits sharpened by life in the forest and were familiar with the woods stratagems, and by exercising their faculties aided their friends in the rescue work.  By tearing off bits of their aprons and sticking their heels into the earth they made a trail which was easily followed and which resulted in their recapture from the red men.  Phillip and his wife landed in Cincinnati in 1827.  Andrew with his wife and child also came.  Phillip, however, with his wife started out into the wilderness to make their fortunes.  Polly, his wife, was placed on the back of their horse while Phillip walked.  After several days journey through the virgin forests, Indian trails, etc., these adventurers finally drew up on a bluff overlooking an attractive valley.  It proved to be a point on Conn's creek, in Liberty township, two miles south of the village that is known as Blue Ridge. Here they pitched a three-faced camp, he working at night while his wife held burning pine torches for him to see.  Later, they purchased a quarter section of land from the government. A few years later, his parents and brothers Riley and John moved to this county. "Phillip was the father of twelve children, and among the number, was St. Clair Ensminger.  He was born on the old homestead in Liberty township, September 27, 1827.  As he grew up he aided his father in clearing the forest, which was so dense that it was necessary to cut one's way through.  He got his start in life by renting land in 1848 and farming it after the crude and hard methods prevailing in those days.  His first purchase was of eighty acres in Van Buren township to which he subsequently added two tracts of eighty acres each.  Afterwards he disposed of eighty acres to one of his sons.  In 1878 he gave up farming and engaged in the livery business in this city, which, however, was disposed of a few years later.  Mr. Ensminger was always an enthusiastic Democrat and one of the local leaders.  He received many honors from his party. He was elected Trustee of Addison township and owing to the extension of the term by the State Legislature held the office for five years.  He held the distinction of being the only Democrat elected Trustee of Addison township since Shelby township was cut off. In 1877, Mr. Ensminger purchased a home in West Washington street, this city, and resided there until his death.  "Of his five brothers and six sisters only two survive.  Andrew, who was born in 1842, was a farmer, most of his life, served as a Union soldier during the Civil war.  He is now living in South Harrison street.  Roxy, the only surviving sister, married John Wilson and resides on a farm near Waldron.   In November, 1866, St. Clair Ensminger was elected coroner of the county and was re-elected in 1868.  He was selected county commissioner in 1870.  He was re-elected in 1873, serving six years in this office."  In 1848 Mr. Ensminger married Sarah Wilson, who was brought here from Kentucky by her parents when a young girl.  Of six children only two are living. Brown Ensminger, the oldest, lives in Van Buren township, and Ballard is a resident of Elwood, Ind. Elzy, another son, died April 21, 1909.  Mrs. Sarah Ensminger died February 22, 1899.  Mr. Ensminger married Mrs. Melissa Wanee, widow of Charles L. Wanee. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home, Rev. John S. Ward officiating, assisted by the Rev. H.N. Spear.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D.B. Wilson & Son.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 18, 1914
Page 2, column 4
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          William Ensminger, one of the well known farmers of the county, died Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at his home, seven miles north of here.  His death was caused by cancer, with which he had been suffering for some time.  In the last few weeks his condition had been gradually growing worse.  At the time of his death he was aged sixty-five years.
          He had lived in Shelby County all of his life and had always resided on a farm.  He was quite a success as a tiller of the soil, being a hard and conscientious worker.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Ensminger; one daughter, Mrs. Lelah Gephart, of Fairland; one sister, Miss Sarah Ensminger, of London, and four grandchildren.  Mr. Ensminger was married forty-seven years ago.
          The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fairland Baptist Church.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 22, 1913
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BODY  DANGLES  FROM  ROPES  END
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Seymour Ensminger, Residing Four Miles Northeast of Fairland,
Committed Suicide By Hanging
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BODY  WAS  CUT  DOWN  BY  SON
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Mr. Ensminger Had Been Despondent For Weeks
Brooding Over Illness Of His Father and Himself
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          Seymour Ensminger, aged about forty years, living four miles northeast of Fairland and one-half miles west of the Teardown school house, committed suicide this morning about 8 o’clock by hanging.  His body was found by his son  Ora, and taken to the house.
          Mr. Ensminger had been moody and despondent for the past few weeks.  Members of the family have been guarding him for fear that he would take his own life, as he had threatened to do on several occasions, but this morning he slipped away from them and went to the barn.  Here he secured an old rope halter and tying one end about his neck and the other about a joist he jumped from the box on which he was standing.  When found his feet were dangling only a few inches from the floor.
          Mrs. Ensminger became alarmed at the absence of her husband from the house and her son, Ora, went to the barn to find his father.  Opening the barn door he was horrified to see the body of a man dangling from the joist, with a rope about his neck.  He quickly cut it down and gave the alarm, other members of the family assisting in taking the body to the house.
          A physician was hastily called but it was found that life had been extinct for several minutes.  A deep black ring was plainly seen about the man’s neck, caused by the pressure of the thick rope.
          Relatives of the man say they were fearful of such a deed for several weeks.  Mr. Ensminger had been moody and despondent, sitting alone for hours around the house.  The family did not know the cause for his actions, for as it was known the man’s affairs were in good shape.  He had no bad habits, but for some time had been in poor health and this coupled with the illness of his father, William Ensminger, is thought to have unbalanced the man’s mind.  Mr. Ensminger’s father, William Ensminger, has been ill for several months, suffering with cancer of the face and is in a serious condition.  The news of the son’s death may prove fatal to him.
          Mr. Ensminger was well known in and around Fairland and was at times a man of jovial disposition.  He was industrious and had met with much success on his farm.  Besides his wife he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ensminger, one sister, Mrs. Lulu Gephart, of Fairland, one daughter, Reecie, and two sons, Ora  and  Ira.  The funeral announcement will be made later.
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Wednesday April 23, 1913
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Deaths And Funerals
Seymour Ensminger
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          The funeral services for the late  Seymour Ensminger  will be held in the Fairland Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. A. Burps officiating.  Interment will be made in the Fairland Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 4, 1912
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DEATH  AND  FUNERALS
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         Mrs. Jean Ensminger aged seventy-four years, died at 2:45 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home, 325 West South Street.  Mrs. Ensminger, who was formerly Jean McDougal, was born in Argylshire, Scotland January 2, 1838, making her exact age seventy-four years two months and twenty-nine days.  She came to this country with her parents in 1853 and had been a resident of this city the greater part of the time since.  Her husband, the late Julian Ensminger, died in 1880.  Mrs. Ensminger is survived by one son, John Ensminger, and five daughters, Mrs. Jasper (Maggie E.) McKay, Mrs. A.E. (Delilah) Haywood, Mrs. Grace Jones and Misses Kathryn and Anna Ensminger.  [Buried Trackwell Cemetery, Shelby Co, IN/Barb Hill]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 14, 1909
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          Mrs. Clairinda Ensminger  died at her late home five miles south of Fairland, this county, at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the age of sixty-five years.  She was in her usual health until a short time before her death, which was the result of paralysis.   Her surviving relatives are two sons, J. M. and  W. T. Ensminger, and one daughter  Mrs. Minnie Tucker, all of this county, and two brothers and one sister.  They are  Dr. G. L. Oldham, of Columbus, and  J. G. Oldham  and  Mrs. John Tollen, of this county.  The funeral services were held at the Brandywine M. E. church, of which Mrs. Ensminger was an honored member, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. W. Dashiel.  The interment was in Brandywine cemetery in charge of  Edwards & Hageman.
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Page 5, column 2
          Mrs. Clarinda Ensminger, widow of the late  Elijah Ensminger, died at her home in Fairland early Sunday morning.  Edwards & Hageman will have charge of the remains.
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Tuesday June 14, 1909
Page 5, column 3
          The funeral services of the late  Mrs. Elijah Ensminger  were held on Monday afternoon at Brandywine church and were largely attended.  Among those present from this city were  Mr. and Mrs. David Smith,  Mr. & Mrs. Alf Slusser,  Elisha Sexton,  Adam Flaitz,  Clint Oldham,  Andrew Ensminger,  Bert Ensminger  and  George Ensminger.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 21, 1909
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WEALTHY  FARMER  DIED  SUDDENLY
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Elzy Ensminger Passed Away At His Home In Brandywine
Township This Morning After Short Illness
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WELL  KNOWN  IN  THIS  CITY
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Formerly Occupied the Office of
Township Trustee Of Brandywine Township-
A Ditch Commissioner at Time of Death
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         Elzy Ensminger, prominent farmer and former township trustee, died at his home in Brandywine township this morning about nine o'clock of pneumonia. Readers of  THE REPUBLICAN  will recall the item published in regard to Mr. Ensminger's illness, but it was not thought at that time that the result would end sadly.  Mr. Ensminger was in Shelbyville last Thursday, having come to this city to help in regard to the survey of a ditch, being one of the ditch commissioners in the county.  Soon after he returned to his home Mr. Ensminger became ill from the effects of the day's work and his condition suddenly grew worse.  A physician was called and everything that human hands could was done for him but the cold icy fingers of the Death Angel could not be loosened.  The deceased was born on a farm in Brandywine township February 6, 1851.  He was a member of the M.E. Church and also a member of the Masonic Order, which organization will have charge of the funeral services.  The funeral services will be held at the Brandywine M.E. Church Friday afternoon at two o'clock.  The cortege will leave the house at one-thirty.  Interment will take place in the Fairland cemetery.  Besides a wife Mr. Ensminger is survived by three children--Mrs. Nellie Beaumont, Urban and  Lester, and two brothers, Ballard, of Elwood and Brown, of VanBuren township.  He was a son of St.Clair Ensminger, of this city. D.B Wilson & Son have charge of the funeral arrangements.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Monday July 1, 1907
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DIED  SUDDENLY  WHILE
RIDING  WITH  HIS  WIFE
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William Ensminger, Of This City,
The Victim Of Fatal Attack of Heart Disease
Yesterday Afternoon
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          William Ensminger, a well known resident of this city, died suddenly at about three o'clock Sunday afternoon while he and his wife were driving a short distance south of the city.  His death was the result of heart trouble from which he had been suffering for some time.
          Sunday morning Mr. Ensminger was apparently in his usual health and he and his wife attended services at the West street M.E. church.  At dinner he was his usual self and there was no indication of the death which was to come in a few short hours.
          At about two o'clock he hitched up the family horse to the surrey and he and his wife started for Waldron to visit relatives.  When only a short distance from the city, Mr. Ensminger, who previous to this time had been talkative and in the best of spirits, complained that he felt an attack of heart trouble coming on.  Saying that he was feeling very dizzy he leaned his head against his wife's shoulder.  Familiar with these spells, Mrs. Ensminger turned the horse about and started back towards Shelbyville.  Then Mr. Ensminger muttered something about having a sinking spell of the heart and his head fell into the arms of his wife.
          She wiped the perspiration from his brow and allowed his head to remain in her arms, thinking that he had assumed that position in order to rest more easily.
          When the home of  Charles Culbertson  was reached, Mrs. Ensminger turned the horse into the driveway, as the weight of Mr. Ensminger's body was beginning to fatigue her.  Then she discovered that he was dead and her cries brought out the members of the Culbertson family.  The body was removed from the vehicle and later was brought to this city in the Tindall ambulance.  Mrs. Ensminger was almost prostrated with grief and was inconsolable.
          William Ensminger formerly resided in Rush county, but later removed to Sugar Creek township.  He was an eminently successful farmer.  Several years ago he retired from active farming and moved to this city.  He resided at the corner of West and Taylor streets.  He was fifty-eight years of age and is survive by a widow, two brothers, St.Clair  and  Andrew J. Ensminger, of this city, and a number of other relatives in this county.
          The funeral services will be held at the West street church tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. G. Jensen officiating.  Interment will take place in the Forest Hill cemetery.  M. G. Tindall is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  The casket will be open from seven to nine this evening and from nine to one forty-five tomorrow in order to give all friends and the Red Men's lodge, of which he was a member, a chance to view the remains.  The funeral will be under the auspices of Kiowa Tribe 199. I.O.R.M.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday May 30, 1907
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WELL  KNOWN  MAN  DEAD  IN  MORAL  TOWNSHIP
James M. Ensminger, Formerly Superintendent of The County Farm Passed Away Today
Funeral services To Be Held Saturday
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          This morning at five o'clock, James Madison Ensminger, one of the prominent and highly respected residents of Moral township, died of a complication of kidney and bladder trouble.  He had been ill for about six weeks and for the last three weeks has been in serious condition.
          During the years 1893, 1894 and 1895, Mr. Ensminger was superintendent of the county poor farm and was a very capable and painstaking official.  He won to himself a host of intimate friends and a very extensive acquaintanceship.  His name has always been synonymous with strict integrity, a high grade of ability and loyal to his friends.
          He was born on November 12, 1852, in Moral township, which has been his home of a lifetime with the exception of the time he spent as superintendent of the county farm.  A widow and four children survive.  The latter are  Charles Ensminger  of Brandywine township, Albert Ensminger, who has spent most of his time at home, but who is at present in this city, Mrs. Linnie Green  and  Mrs. Carrie Slusser, both of Shelbyville.
          Deceased was a loyal member of Kiowa Tribe No. 199, of Red Men and this order will have charge of the funeral, which occurs on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the Brandywine church.  The Rev. Mr. Dashiel will officiate and the funeral and interment will take place in the Brandywine cemetery.
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Friday May 31, 1907
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          The funeral of  James Madison Ensminger  will be held at the Fairland M.E. church instead of the Brandywine church as announced yesterday.  The change is made on account of the fact that the Brandywine church is now undergoing repairs.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 30, 1906
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AN  AGED  LADY  DEAD
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(From Friday's Daily)
          Mrs. Sidney Ensminger  died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Leonard Travis, 130 west South street, at 5 p.m. Thursday.  She was the daughter of  Byrum and Sallie Harrell, and was born in Wythe county, Virginia, November 7, 1817, being at the time of her death eighty-eight years, nine months and sixteen days of age.  She was married to  Henry Andrews, March 20, 1834.  Unto this union was born eight children, four sons, and four daughters, all of whom have departed this life except one son, Bryum P. Andrews, of Iowa.  Her husband died June 14, 1865.  She was wedded to  John Ensminger, June 22, 1867.  He died June 18, 1873, since which time Mrs. Ensminger has remained a widow.
          She united with the Baptist church when she was fourteen years of age, and subsequently had her membership transferred to the Brandywine M.E. church and has ever since been a devoted and faithful member of that body.  The funeral services will be held in the Brandywine M.E. church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 26, the Rev. E.R. Vest officiating.  The casket will be open from 3:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Sunday.  Interment in the Brandywine cemetery.  Cortege will leave the house at 9 a.m. Sunday, in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
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          Byrum Harrell, [Andrews] of Oskaloosa, Iowa, who is here in the attendance on the death of his mother, the late  Mrs. Sydney Ensminger, after an elapse of twenty-three years, will return home this week.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 5, 1905
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LOUISA  E. ENSMINGER  DIED
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At Her Home In East Broadway on Monday Afternoon
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          Louisa Elizabeth Ensminger  died at her late residence, 40 East Broadway, Monday, October 2nd, 3:15 p.m., aged sixty nine years, one month and twenty-eight days.  Mrs. Ensminger was born in Putnam county, West Virginia, and was the wife of the late  John Ensminger.  She was the mother of six children, five of whom are living, namely:  Manie E. Meltzer,  Flora B. Eck,  Hattie E. Pine,  of Newport News, Virginia, and  George  and  Charles Ensminger, of this city.  One daughter, Jennie McKay, preceded her mother to the unknown future.
          Mrs. Ensminger united with the M. P. church in 1872, since which time she has led a consistent Christian life.  She was a kind and loving mother and her good deeds will live on.  Funeral services were held at her home in this city, Wednesday, October 4th, at 12:30 p.m., the Rev. George W. Winfrey, officiating.
          Interment was made in the Ensminger cemetery in Liberty township.  [See below]
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, October 3, 1905
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[The obituary is identical to the one above except for these three concluding sentences:  ]
The casket will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. today.  No flowers.  Funeral arrangements in charge of  M. G. Tindall.    
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 19, 1905
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DEATH NOTICES
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          Virginia [Vickers] Ensminger, wife of  Andrew J. Ensminger, died at the family residence, No. 122 South Harrison street, at 7: 35 o’clock on Wednesday evening, after an exceedingly brief sickness. She succumbed to pneumonia and lived but four days.
          Mrs. Ensminger was born in Newport, Kentucky, on the 23d day of November, 1848, hence she was fifty-six years, one month and twenty-six days old at the time of her death.
          Mrs. Ensminger was reared in Kentucky, and was united in marriage to Mr. Esnminger on the 16th day of January, 1867.  Five children were the fruits of the union, viz.  Calvin,  Elizabeth Hoover (deceased),  George F.,  Philip, also dead, and  Azetta Marie.
          Mrs. Ensminger by her kind and considerate nature won many friends, who will mingle their tears with those of her husband and children.  To her husband and children, she was all a wife and mother could be, which fact makes her loss all the more hard to bear.
          Funeral services will be held at the family residence on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. J. T. O’Neal will officiate.  Interment will be made in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.  The services will be under the auspices of the W. R. C. and Kiowa council, No. 76, and Arontis court, T.B.H., No 77.  The casket will be open from 7:30 to 9:30 this evening and from 8 till 1 o’clock tomorrow.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 9, 1902
Page 6
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ELIJAH  ENSMINGER
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Well Known All Over the County,
Died Saturday Afternoon
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          Elijah Ensminger, a well known citizen of this city and county, died at his residence, 262 West Franklin street, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, of typhoid fever.
          He was born in Liberty township August 23, 1835, and was sixty-seven years and fourteen days old at death.  He was married to  Clarinda Oldham, July 27, 1862.  Unto them was born three children,  John M.,  William T.  and  Minnie E. Tucker,  who with the widow, three brothers and one sister survive him.  Mr. Ensminger was a successful farmer only giving up his farm life last February and moved to this city, where he spent the remainder of his days.  Politically he was a staunch Democrat, always taking an active part in politics.  He joined the Brandywine M. E. church in 1890, where the funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 8, Rev. Chambers  officiating.  Interment in the Brandywine cemetery.  The funeral cortege will leave his residence in this city at 12:30 p.m. in charge of  Marshall G. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, February 17, 1899
Page 2, column 4
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         Oscar Ensminger, son of  Mr. Elzy Ensminger, of Fairland, died at four o'clock Wednesday at the home of his father.  His age was twenty-two years.  The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. Ensminger Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.  Deceased was a grandson of Mr. St. Clair Ensminger, of this city.  D.B. Wilson & Son have charge of the remains.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 25, 1897
Page 3, column 1
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          Mrs. Sarah Ensminger, wife of  St. Clair Ensminger, died on Monday of la grippe, after a lingering illness of several weeks, at her late residence, No. 148 West Washington street, at 9:30 o'clock.  Deceased was born in Carroll county, Kentucky, January 5, 1825, and therefore was seventy-two years, one month and seventeen days old.  She moved to this state with her father, Mr. Thomas Wilson, in the year of 1828.  She was married to Mr. St.Clair Ensminger October 30, 1848.  To them were born six children.  Those surviving are  Elza,  Ballard  and  Brown.  Deceased are  Martin,  Mary Catherine  and  Philip.  She was one whom always upheld honesty and uprightness in its fullest sense.  She was a devoted wife and loving mother.  The funeral services took place at her late residence, Wednesday February 24, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. J. R. T. Lathrop, officiating.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 29, 1892
Page 3 column 3
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          Mary Lee, daughter of  Mrs. Jennie Ensminger, died at her home in Liberty township at 7 o'clock a.m. Sunday, December 25, 1892, age twenty-five years.  The remains were buried Tuesday at the Vienna graveyard, Rush county.  Services at the Vienna church at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Marrow officiating.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Republican
Shelbyville, Ind.
Thursday, January 5, 1888
VOLUME XXII., page 1
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          The funeral services of the late  Mrs. Martha Ensminger  took place at the residence in Brandywine township at 12:30 yesterday, Rev. Conner officiating.  The interment was at the Fairland graveyard. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 24, 1881
Page 2 column 7
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DIED
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          ENSMINGER-On Sunday, March 20, 1881, Mr. Martin Ensminger, son of  Mr. and Mrs. St.Clair Ensminger, in the 20th year of his age.  Funeral March 22nd, Rev. W. T. Jolly officiating.
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday December 9, 1880
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          A four year-old *daughter of  Mrs. Ensminger, widow of the late  Julian Ensminger, of Liberty township, died Thursday evening at eight o'clock, of diptheria, and was buried Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.
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Trackwell Cemetery, Liberty Township
*Philip Ensminger s/o Julian & Jane
October 25, 1877 - November 26, 1880
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 19, 1880
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         Mr. Julien Ensminger  died Monday morning at 1 o'clock.  The remains were interred in the Trackwell graveyard, in Liberty township.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelby  Democrat - Volunteer
Thursday, April 1, 1880
Page 2, column 8
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          DIED  ENSMINGER - ON the 26th day of March, 1880 in Liberty township, Shelby county, Indiana, Mr. Philip Ensminger, in the 80th year of his age.  The deceased was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, and came with his wife and one child to this county in the spring of "1827", where he has resided on the same farm ever since.  He was the father of thirteen children, six of whom are now living, and with the exception of one, were present at his funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat - Volunteer
Thursday, February 5, 1880
Page 2, column 6
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DIED
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          Ensminger—On the 28th day of January, 1880, John Ensminger, of consumption, in Liberty township, aged 42 years.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 7, 1878
Page 3 column 6
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DIED
ENSMINGER—Demia Ensminger on the 3d of November, 1878
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          The deceased was the step-mother of  St. Clair and  A. J. Ensminger  of this city.  The funeral services were held on Monday last and were conducted by the Rev. W. T. Jolly.
[Buried Trackwell Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

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