Shelby  County  Indiana

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A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 13, 1928
          James W. Hale,  52 years old, well known in Shelbyville, where he had visited frequently, died Monday at his home in Indianapolis following two years of declining health.  He was stricken with paralysis Saturday and was in a critical condition until his death on Monday.
          He was a brother of  Mrs. Robert Miley  and  Mrs. Ralph Miley,  of this city, and had often been a visitor in Shelbyville at the home of these and other relatives.  Mr. Hale had acquired a number of friends in the community and his death is sincerely mourned by all who knew him.  Their sympathy is extended to the members of the sorrowing family.  In addition to the two sisters named above, he is survived by the widow,  Mrs. Resie Hale;  one daughter,  Mrs. Catherine Lighthiser,  of Seebring, Fla., and three other sisters,  Mrs. S. B. Hill  and  Miss Fannie Hale,  of Indianapolis, and Miss Margaret Hale,  of New York City.
          Mr. Hale was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Elks lodge in Indianapolis and he was also affiliated with the Travelers Protective Association.  Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the W. E. Kreiger funeral parlors, 1402 north Illinois street, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery, at Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, June 13, 1912
And Brother of Frank R. Hale
          Robert Hale, fifty years old for many years a resident of this city, died at his home in Owensboro, Ky., at six o'clock last evening, of anemia, from which he had been suffering for several months.  His death was not expected, yet it came quite suddenly, as it was thought it might survive for several days the last word his relatives here had from his bedside, and his mother, Mrs. Ella M. Hale, of south Tompkins street, was arranging to start for his bedside this morning.  Instead she left this morning at attend his funeral, as the word of his death came last evening and she was almost prostrated as she had not seen her son for ten years.  She was accompanied to Owensboro today by Frank Hale, another son, whose home is on south West street in this city.
          The deceased is survived by his wife and six small children. They are Florence,  Nellie,  Robert,  Walter,  Dorothy and  Mary Frances, the last named being only two weeks old.  Mr. Hale died at a hospital in Owensboro and Mrs. Hale was not able to be at his bedside until the first of the week.  Their marriage occurred here in May, 1893, Mrs. Hale's maiden name having been Miss Nellie Jones.  She is a daughter of  Florence Jones,  who now lives at Indianapolis.
          Mr. Hale's father was the late C. P. Hale,  who served this city as a member of the common council.  The deceased was an active member of the First Presbyterian church at Owensboro and he was employed as a salesman and expert designer by a wall papers house at that place.  Surviving relatives in addition to those already mentioned are a brother, Charles W. of Indianapolis, and a sister,  Mrs. E. E. Tomlinson, of Fulton, Mo.  Mr. Hale had been a resident of Owensboro since marriage.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Friday, January 13, 1905
Funeral of C. P. Hale.
          The funeral services of the late  Charles P. Hale,  councilman of the Third ward, who died on Tuesday evening last of paralysis, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. Walter E. Price officiating.
          The floral offerings were very beautiful and profuse.  A large concourse of people attended including a large number of the members of the Masonic lodge and the K. of P. and Odd Fellows lodges, city officials and firemen, who attended in a body.
          the funeral cortege was headed by  Gerin's Military band and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Forest Hill.
          The pall bearers were:  Lester Clark  and  T. E. Newton,  of the K. of P. lodge;  G. W. F. Kirk  and  D. L. Wilson,  of the Masonic lodge;  Louis Webb  and  W. A. Neu,  of the Odd Fellows lodge;  George Schoelch  and  J. W. Vanarsdall  of the city officials.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Picture from  Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, "Board of Health," page 10, 1902.

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Wednesday, January 11, 1905
Of the Third Ward Passed
Away Peacefully and Sud-
denly Tuesday Evening.
          Charles P. Hale,  one of the best known men in this county, died very suddenly at his home, 103 west South street at ten minutes before nine o'clock Tuesday evening.
          Mr. Hale suffered a stroke of paralysis last summer, from which he never recovered.  His condition became much better early in the winter until about a month ago when a relapse occurred.  Tuesday morning Mr. Hale complained of having past a restless night, but slept several hours during the day.  In the evening he seemed better and conversed pleasantly with members of his houshold[sic].  About five minutes before his death he began gasping for breath and called to his wife, "I believe I am going to faint."  The family went to his assistance and he momentarily revived but fell back dead before the physician could be obtained.
          Charles P. Hale was born in Louisville, Ky., on May 9, 1840.  On September 10th, 1860, he united in marriage to  Ella M. [?] in the city of Albany from where they moved to Dayton, Ohio.  They lived in Dayton until the year 1866 when they again took up their residence in New Albany, where he owned and managed a large wallpaper store.  In 1873 Mr. Hale disposed of his business in New Albany and moved to Indianapolis until 1873 when he came to this city and where he has continued to reside.
          Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Hale -- Robert W. Hale,  of Owensboro, Ky.,  Frank R. Hale,  of this city,  Charles W. Hale,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Lillie Tomlinson,  of Bruce, South Dakota, who with the widow survive.
          Mr. Hale was recognized as one of the best painters in the state, and his judgment and advice were sought by those building homes and business rooms.  Politically, Mr. Hale was an ardent democrat and served his party and the city well and faithfully as councilman and mayor.  He represented the Third ward in the city council at the time of his death.  Mr. Hale was also prominent in fraternal orders, being a member of the Masonic Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows orders.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.  Many will be the persons who will miss the cherrful greeting and kindly advice of Mr. Hale.  Always ready to do a favor for his friends, he was universally loved and respected.  Mr. Hale was first and foremost in anything that he thought would redound to the beautification and building up of Shelbyville.
          The funeral services will occur at the First Presbyterian church, Friday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Walter E. Price officiating.  The services at the grave will be under the auspices of the Knights of Phythias and Odd Fellows lodges.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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