Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1897
Page 3
        It is with feelings of the deepest regret that the Democrat is called upon today to chronicle the death of its esteemed friend, "Uncle" Henry T. Gaines, from general debility, his spirit having taken flight on Saturday from his home, No. 36 North St. Mary's st., this city, at 7:10 a.m.  Deceased was a man of the highest integrity and to be called his friend was an honor to any man.
        Henry T. Gaines, a native of Madison county, Va., was born September 12, 1810, the son of  William M. and  Sarah A. (Rucker) Gaines, natives of Orange and Madison counties, Va., respectively.  Our immediate subject was reared to manhood in Boone county, Ky., receiving a common education.  August 9, 1836 he was united in marriage to  Matilda Cornelius, daughter of  Geo. and  Elizabeth Cornelius, who had come to Shelby county from Boone county, Ky., in 1833.  He and his wife came to Shelby county from Petersburg, Ky., in 1838, where they have remained ever since.  To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Gaines, three children have been born, two of whom are living, namely,  George C., of this county, and  William C., of Saline county, Missouri.  Mr. Gaines was in partnership in 1856 with  James E. Robertson, in the mercantile trade of this city for one year and, in company with  E. G. Cornelius  under the firm name of  Gaines & Cornelius, conducted a successful business for seven years.  He is the possessor of 200 acres of well-improved land in this county.  He and his wife have always been devout christians and members  of the Baptist church.  He also belonged to the Masonic fraternity.  In politics he was a democrat, having held the office of township trustee for two terms and also that of justice of the peace.
          The remains were buried Monday, February 22.  Services at the home at two p.m., the Rev. Stark, of the First Baptist church, officiating,assisted by the Rev. John Pharris.  Funeral will be under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge No. 24 F.&A.M, of this city.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery, D.B. Wilson and Son in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 4, 1895
Page 3 column 3
          Mrs. Sarah Gaines died at her home on South West street at 1:40 a.m. Sunday March 31, 1895, of la grip, aged eighty years.  Funeral services were held in the West Street M.E. Church at 2 o'clock p.m. Monday, Rev. M.A. Farr officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards had charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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