Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 1, 1943
Page 1, column 5
          Mrs. Belle Harbin,  widow of  Morgan Harbin,  died at her home, 733 Third street at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon after a long illness.
          Born in Nelson County, Kentucky on March 15, 1852, Mrs. Harbin was the daughter of  William and Martha Davis.  She was married to  Albert Webb  seventy-five years ago.  After his death she was married to Morgan Harbin of Jeffersonville.  His death occurred 22 years ago.
          Mrs. Harbin had resided in Shelbyville for the past 35 years.  She was a member of the Rushville Christian Church.
          Surviving are three children,  James Webb,  Mrs. Bernie Monroe,  both of this city, and  Mrs. T. F. O'Neil  of Jeffersonville; eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  Six children preceded her in death.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with Dr. J. W. McFall, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mortuary after 2:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Joan Marie Meyering

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, July 13, 1933
Page 1, column 2
          Morgan Harbin, who was severely burned in an explosion caused by gasoline at his home in the southwest part of Shelbyville, about midnight Monday, died at the Major Memorial Hospital this morning at 4:30 o'clock.  Mr. Harbin, who had been troubled with bed bugs, had saturated the mattress with gasoline in an effort to kill them.  While holding a lamp near the bed the gasoline ignited, setting fire to the mattress and his clothes.  The body was taken to the Morris Sleeth funeral home this morning. Coroner  Thomas Cartmel  was called.  Mr. Harbin was born in Clark County, September 15, 1848, being at the time of death, eighty-five years old.  He is survived by three sons,  Charles L.  and  Harry,  of Cleveland, Ohio, and  Mack,  of Texas.
          Mr. Sleeth stated today that as soon as word was received from the son, funeral arrangements would be announced.
[Buried City Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Joan Marie Meyering

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