Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 9, 1911
Injuries Received When He Was
Struck by Car Yesterday Proved Fatal
           Injuries received by  Mitchell Ham,  a civil war veteran and prominent resident of Fairland, when he was struck by an Indianapolis & Cincinnati traction car near his home, yesterday afternoon, caused his death at one o'clock this morning.  He did not regain consciousness following the accident as he had suffered serious internal injuries and concussion of the brain.  News of the accident was received with deep regret in this city and all over the county as he was widely known and was popular among all his acquaintances.
           Mr. Ham was aged sixty-nine years, having been born June 21, 1842.  Practically all of his life was spent in this city and county and he was in the monument business here for many years.
           Mr. Ham was married to  Elizabeth  Sedgwick,  August 15, 1869, and to the union six children were born.  A son died in infancy and the surviving children are  John  Ham,  of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Martha Hill,  Misses Rose  and  Beatrice Ham,  and  Austin  of this city.  Their mother died March 29, 1896, and Mr. Ham was then married to  Louisa B. Moore  in December, 1896, who survives him.
           Mr. Ham was a member of Dumont Post, No. 18 G.A.R., of this city, and the members will take part in the funeral services and the burial ceremonies.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.
           The funeral services will be held at the home of the deceased at ten o'clock Saturday morning, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in chrage of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 2, 1896
Page 3,  column 4
          Elizabeth Ann Sedgwick Ham,  oldest daughter of  Matthew Sedgwick,  (now deceased) and  Martha Sedgwick,  died at her home, on South street, this city, at two o'clock a.m. Sunday morning, March 29, 1896, aged forty-nine years, six months and fifteen days.  Mrs. Ham was born in Franklin county, Indiana, September 10, 1846 and moved to Shelby county, Indiana with her parents when six years of age, was married to  Mitchel Ham,  August 15, 1869.  She leaves surviving her, the husband, two sons and three daughters, one son having died in infancy.  She united with the M. E. Church, at Brandywine, when young.  The remains were buried Tuesday, March 31.  Services at the house at two p.m., the Rev. Farr, officiating. Interment in the Forest Hill cemetery. D. B. Wilson & Son had charge.

the  Semi-Weekly  Republican
Tuesday, March 31, 1896
Page 4  column 4
          Elizabeth A.,  wife of  Mitchell Ham,  died at their residence, No. 105 West South street, at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, March 29, 1896, aged 49 years, 6 months and 15 days.  The remains will be buried Tuesday, March 31st.  Services at the house at 2 p.m., the Rev. M. A. Farr officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Deceased leaves a husband and five children, two sons and three daughters, an aged mother, two sisters and three brothers.  Those wishing to view the remains will call at the late residence between the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1896. D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
July 28, 1894
Page 4   column 1
          Mrs. Lodocia Ham  died at the reident of her son,  Mr. M. Ham,  o. 105 West Southst., at eight o'clock p.m. Friday, July 27, 1894.  She will be buried at Forest Hill cemetery at four o'clock p.m., services at the house at three o'clock p.m. Sunday, July 29th, Rev. McHargue officiating.  Those wishig to review the remains will call at the house between ten a.m. and three p.m. Sunday as the casket will be closed at that time. D. B. [my copy ends here]. Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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