Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Fields


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, December 7, 1944
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO  MARY  FIELDS
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Former Resident of City Dies At Peru
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           Mrs. Mary Fields, age 88, former resident of this city, diedTuesday at 4:25 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice King, in Peru.  She had been ill for the past years of a complication of diseases.
           Mrs. Fields was born in Marion county on July 18, 1856.  She resided here for several years, but went to make her home with the daughter in September, 1936.  She was the widow of  John Fields, who died several years ago.  They were married in 1881.  Surviving with the daughter at whose home she died ate three grandchildren and one great grandson.  Mrs. Fields was a member of the First Christian Church in Peru.
            The body will be brought to the Fairland Christian church for funeral services Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Lee Jackson officiating.  Interment will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth.
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Shelby County Marriages 
Mary Schloesser & John H. Fields
January 6, 1878
Book 11   page 120
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sarah Disher


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 18, 1929
Page 3 column 1
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SHELBY  NATIVE  DIED  SATURDAY
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Mrs. Elchaney Fields Died At Home Of Daughter,
Mrs. Cobler, In Fairland
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FUNERAL  THIS  AFTERNOON
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          Mrs. Sarah Caroline Fields, widow of  Elchaney Fields, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. William Cobler, in Fairland at four-fifteen o'clock Saturday afternoon. Death was caused from a complication of diseases after a long illness.  She was born in Moral township on December 1, 1839, being at the time of her death eighty-nine years.  Her parents were  Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Ellis.  Mrs. Fields was married to Elchaney Fields on January 23, 1859, and to this union eight children were born, four of whom survive.  She was a member of the Fairland Baptist church.
          Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. William Cobler, at whose home she died,  Mrs. William Henry of this city, two sons,  Ira Fields  of Fairland, and  Van Fields of California; thirty-three grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one half-sister  Mrs. Clementine Bush  of Indianapolis. Funeral services were conducted at the Cobler home at two-thirty o'clock this afternoon with the Rev. Hughes, pastor of the Fairland Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, November 5, 1906
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MRS.  ED  FIELDS  OF  MT.
AUBURN  HUNG  HERSELF
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Found Yesterday Morning In
The Cellar By Her Hus-
band -- Left a Note.
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          Mrs. Ed J. Fields,  of Mt. Auburn, committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging herself in the cellar at her home.  Suspended at the end of a rope about two and a half feet in length she was found by her husband who had left the house but a short time before for the purpose of doing the morning chores.  Upon returning from the barn he had missed his wife.  The cellar door was open and a trip to the cellar showed him the body of his wife.
          This is the third time an effort has been made by the lady to take her life.  Four years ago she underwent a surgical operation in which an eye was removed.  Since that time she has suffered from a nervous affliction.
          Three years ago sh tried to commit suicide by taking carbolic acid.  That attempt was unsuccessful and one year ago she tried to end her life by jumping into a well.
          A note was found by her husband yesterday.  It was addressed to "Ed J. and  John Fields,"  the latter a son and the only child.  The missive read as follows:           "Farewell, dear ones.  I can stand it no longer.  There is no one to blame, but my heart is too sad.  Ma."
          At the time the husband found the body it was still warm.  A chair lay overturned on the floor beside the spot above which the lifeless form was suspended, showing that she had climbed on the chair and had then kicked it from under her.  From the position of the body, it is also thought that she struggled a good deal after the rope drew tight about her neck.
          Coroner Bass went to the scene yesterday afternoon for the purpose of conducting an investigation.  John Field, the son, is a member of the present grand jury.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, December 27, 1904
Page 4   Column 2
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Death of Ira Fields.
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          Ira Fields  died at his residence, 231 west Mechanic street, Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26th, 1904, of apoplexy, at the age of sixty years, nine months and eight days.
          He leaves an aged mother,  Mrs. Mary Montgomery,  three brothers and three sisters.  He served three years of hard service in Company F, 70th Regiment of Indiana Infantry.  At the close of the war he was given an honorable discharge for his faithful service.  He was a member of Dumont Post, G.A.R., of this city, under the auspices of which the services will be held.
          Funeral at the residence at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 1904, Rev. Pritchard, officiating.  Interment in the Blue River Chapel cemetery.  Remains and cortege in charge of Marshall Tindall, of Marion, Grant county, Ind.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Marietta Davis


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 7, 1901
Page 7 column 8
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          The death of  Mrs. Nellie Fields,  widow of  Willard Fields,  died at her home near Fairland Sunday evening from typhoid fever.  Mrs. Fields' maiden name was  Immel,  and she was residing with a brother at the time of her death.  Deceased leaves three children.  She was Vice President of the Woman's Club at Fairland and was prominent in church and society circles.  The funeral services will occur at the late home tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Interment at the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The Franklin  Democrat
Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, December 1, 1899
Volume XL, Number 21
Page 1, column 2
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          William [sic Willard] Fields  died at his home in Fairland Sunday.  He was a nephew of  Mrs. R. V. Ditmars.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Ditmars of this city attending.
Notes:  Date of birth, 13 Apr 1860.  Date of death, 28 Nov 1899 Fairland, Shelby Co Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 30, 1899
Page 1
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THE  DEATH  OF  WILLARD  FIELDS
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          In the death of  Willard Fields, of Fairland, Sunday evening, the community in which he resided has lost a promising citizen in every sense of the word.  He was a young man of extraordinary ability and integrity, always having in view the best interests of the people in his undertakings.  He was a true man in all that the term implies, and in official position his conduct was as spotless as it was possible to make it.  He served the people of Brandywine township as Trustee for five years and was a member of the County Council of Shelby county at the time of his death.  In the discharge of his duties as a member of that body he was quick, just and thorough.  He soon demonstrated his knowledge of public business, and at once became an important factor in the deliberations of the Council last September.  Willard Fields was a moral man and a Christian gentleman, and one whose ambition was to have the respect of his friends and neighbors.  He was kind hearted in the extreme, but could say no to his friends when the occasion presented itself.  But it can be said of him that he never deserted a friend, but on the contrary was to be found standing by the side of his friends at all times. He was the same Willard Fields during the many years of our acquaintance with him, and it was a pleasure for us to number him among our tried and true friends.  To us he representated an ideal young man of the self-made type, having accumulated a small amount of property by his own efforts through constant application of his abilities.  That he was a strong partisan none will deny, but he was likewise considerate for the opinion of others.  But he was a democrat-one of the born kind.  No one will miss Willard Fields more than the writer, except his immediate family to whom he was devoted.  To his wife and family we extend our profound sympathy in the loss of husband and father.  They can, however, console themselves in the knowledge that he has gone from them temporarily and that should they follow his pathway in life they will surely join him in Heaven, for he is there.

Ibid.
Thursday November 30, 1899
Page 8
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WILLARD  FIELDS
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Death Sunday Evening at Fairland
of an Honored Resident
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          At 9:30 o'clock Sunday evening at his home in Fairland, occurred the death of  Willard Fields, a teacher in the schools of Brandywine township.  Deceased was aged thirty-eight years, and was stricken with typhoid fever five weeks ago and death resulted as given.  He had served as Trustee of Brandywine township, and recently appointed a member of the County Council.  He leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral occurred from the Fairland Baptist church Tuesday at 10:30 o'clock under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias order.  The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Benninghoff.  Interment in the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Indiana State Journal
Nov. 29, 1899
Page 5
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          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Nov. 27.--Willard Fields, aged thirty-eight years, died last night in Fairland, of typhoid fever.  Mr. Fields had served as township trustee for five years, and at the time of his death was a member of the County Council.
Contributed anonymously


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, July 17, 1883.
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L O C A L     N E W S.
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          Benjamin Fields,  aged about thirty-five years, died at his home in Union township yesterday.  Funeral to-day.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Marietta Davis

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