Marion County or Shelby County Newspaper
Fred Gottlieb is Buried Today
[Date of death: October 30, 1957]
          Final rites will be held today for Frederic Z. Gottlieb, 60, former Rushville resident, who died Wednesday at his home in Indianapolis. [NOTE: He actually died at work from a heart attack. JK]
          Mr. Gottlieb was born in Rushville and lived here several years.  He moved to Indianapolis from Morristown [where he was raised] 28 years ago.
          He had worked in newspaper circulation for 19 years and at the time of his death he was manager of a News and Star substation in Indianapolis.
          Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Mary Gottlieb [2nd marriage], a son Allen, and a sister, Mrs. Louise Wortman, all of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at 3 at Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel in Indianapolis with graveside rites to be held at Asbury Cemetery near Morristown.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

Marion County or Shelby County Newspaper
Sunday, April 5, 1953
Mrs. Hazel Gottlieb, Former Resident, Dies in Indianapolis
          Mrs. Hazel Gottlieb, 58, wife of Fred Gottlieb, died at her home in Indianapolis Saturday. The family formerly resided in Rushville around 15 years ago.
          Mrs. Gottlieb, a member of the Morristown Methodist Church, was born at Fountaintown on January 18, 1895. Survivors include the husband and a son, Allen of Indianapolis. The mother, Mrs. Viola Pope, who lives in Indianapolis, also survives along with two brothers, Arthur Pope of Fountaintown and Lester Pope of Detroit. Funeral Services will be held at the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown Tuesday at 10 a.m. and burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

A  Shelbyville, Indiana,  Newspaper
Thursday, June 1, 1950
Former County Resident Dies
Rites for Estella Gottlieb To Be Conducted Saturday
          Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Frazier Funeral Home at Morristown for Mrs. Estella Gottlieb, 76, a resident of this county for 49 years who died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Wortman at Indianapolis. Rev. David Shepherd of Morristown will officiate at the services and burial will be in Asbury cemetery, near Morristown. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. today.
          Mrs. Gottlieb was born in Rush county on July 8, 1873, and was the daughter of Zachariah and Martha (Holden) Small. She was the widow of Fred Gottlieb, who died several years ago.
          Other survivors besides the daughter in Indianapolis, are son Frederic Gottlieb of Indianapolis, a brother, Roy Small of Carthage, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

The  Shelbyville  News
[death date November 30, 1934]
          Frederick William Gottlieb, 62 years old, well known resident of Morristown, died suddenly in his home there last night at 9:00 o'clock. Death was due to a heart attack.
          For the past thirty-two years the deceased had been a tailor in Morristown. He was born in Ontario, Canada, on May 30, 1872.
          Besides the widow, Mr. Gottlieb leaves one son, Frederick, Jr. of Rushville; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Wortman of Rushville; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Laura Seegar, of Detroit, Mich., and five nephews and one niece of Detroit.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Thomas Skull of Evansville,officiating.  L. V. Hauk, Morristown funeral director is in charge.
          Frederic William Gottlieb was born May 30th, 1872 in Berlin, province of Ontario, Canada.  He was the son of  Frederic William and Elizabeth Gottlieb.  His grandfather, also Frederic William Gottlieb, was a linguist, speaking and writing seven different languages fluently. An heirloom made by the grandfather is the Lord's prayer written in seven languages and handed down to the Frederic's.  A brother, Emil Gottlieb of Berlin, Ontario, Canada died in August 1913, another brother  Henry Gottlieb of Detroit, Mich, died in December 1933.  Mrs. Laura Seegar, an only sister lives in Detroit, Michigan. His father died when he was a boy.  He was sent to Michigan at the age of seven to live with relatives where he was educated.  He learned his trade of tailoring at the age of 14 years.  Later he took out naturalization papers and became a citizen of the U.S. His study of natural history and his rare acquaintance with animal life and his passionate love of nature led him to make many, many interesting collections.  At one time he had a museum of over 7,000 specimens the most of which are no in the museum at Evansville College.  He was a member of the Indiana Academy of Science before which society he has lectured; he was also a member of the National Geographic Society, the National Philatelic and Numismatic societies and International Society of Archeologists.  In 1910 he wrote and had published a history of the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Copper and Iron Ages of Shelby County, Indiana.  He was also a member of the Masonic order.  He was married to Stella Small in November, 1895.  Two children were born to this union, Frederic Z. Gottlieb and Mrs. Louise E. Wortman, both of Rushville, Indiana.
          Mr. Gottlieb came to Morristown in 1901 where he was a successful merchant tailor for 33 years.  He died at his late home in Morristown of a heart attack, November 30, 1934.
          Survivors are the widow, two children and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the home. Rev. Thomas Scull of Evansville officiating.  Burial was made in Asbury Cemetery with L. V. Hauk, Morristown undertaker in charge.
Contributed by Jill Knitl

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