Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 10, 1950
Rites for County Native
Will Be Conducted Sunday
          Martin D. French,  73, retired farmer and real estate dealer, died at the W. S. Major Hospital this morning at 8:00 o'clock after an illness of two months.  Mr. French, whose home was at 412 S. Pike St., was a lifelong resident of Shelby county.  He was born in Marietta on February 2, 1877, the son of  Tuins [Tunis] and  Elizabeth (Lemon) French.
          ON  NOVEMBER  8, 1902, he was married to  Oma Kinneck  who survives with one sister,  Mrs. Ida Hall  of Trafalgar.
          Funeral services will be held at the Marietta Methodist Church Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Interment, in charge of the Sleeth Funeral Home, will be in the Miller cemtery[sic].  Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, January 26, 1926
Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth French
Will be Held at Marietta M.
P. Church.
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Elizabeth French,  eight-three years old, who died Sunday night at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, of a complication of diseases arising from a fractured hip, will be conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Marietta M. P. church, with the Rev. J. S. Clawson, pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Mrs. French was widely known here and the announcement of her death was received in Shelby county with deepest regret.  She was taken to the Indianapolis hospital a short time ago, suffering from a fractured hip and the injury caused a complication of diseases which resulted in her death.
          She is survived by five children,  Martin French,  of Indianapolis,  J. M. French,  of Lebanon,  Ivory D. French,  of Sheridan, Ind.,  Ida May French,  of Bloomington and  Miss Dora French,  of Colorado.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, January 25, 1926
Former Resident of Marietta Pass-
ed Away Early Today at In-
dianapolis Hospital.
          Mrs. Tunnis French,  83 years old, former resident of the Marietta community and widely known in the southwest part of the county died early this morning at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis.  A complication of ailments from a broken hip brought on by her advanced age caused her death.
          For several years Mrs. French had been making her home with a daughter in Indianapolis but most of her life was spent as a resident of Shelby county.  She was taken to the hospital several days ago following a fall in which she suffered the broken hip.  Her death will be mourned by her many friends in the county.
          The body was prepared for burial today by Morris Sleeth, undertaker and will be brought to his establishment in this city and later taken to Marietta.  The funeral and burial arrangements will be announced Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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