Shelby County Indiana
Democrat 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
February 25, 1897
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
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.
Phyllis Miller Fleming
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.
Thursday, April 4, 1895
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Submitted by Barb Huff