Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Hendricks


The  Shelbyville  News
January 5, 2002
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Raymond Kenneth “Bud” Hendricks, 86, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Born Oct. 9, 1915, in Shelby County, s/o  Scott Hendricks.
Survivors include one niece, Shirley Kuntz; and four nephews, Todd Kuntz, Donald R. Pickett, Scott Pickett and Brian Pickett.
Waiter at St. Elmo’s Steak House for 39 years before retiring.
Staff sergeant for the U.S. Army during World War II.
Member of Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. in Indianapolis.
Burial:  Lewis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorials:  Lewis Creek Baptist Church, 5998 S. State Road 9, Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Peggy Kuntz Barnes


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, Feb. 16, 1998
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Stephan R. Hendricks, 61, Shelbyville, died Sunday.
Born March 3, 1936, in Shelbyville, s/o  Leo and Martha (Rittenhouse) Hendricks.  On June 3, 1956, married  Judy (Winkler) Hendricks, she survives.
Employed for 44 years at The Shelbyville News, where he had been a production assistant.
Survivors include his wife, Shelbyville; his mother, Martha Hendricks, Shelbyville; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Cindy) Carpenter, Blue Ridge, and  Mrs. Neal (Doris) Johnson, Shelbyville; a son, Scott Hendricks, Greenwood; a sister, Dixie Dow, Columbus; and four grandchildren.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service with the Rev. Rod Beheler officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
December 11, 1994
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Douglas Lee Hendricks, 46, died Sunday, Regency Place Health Center, Greenwood.
Born December 9, 1948, Bartholomew County, so/  George ad Louise Hamblen Hendricks; they survive, Taylorsville.
Lived in Indianapolis most of his life.
Worked at Gen-Corp Automotive, Inc., Shelbyville; previously for N. F. Chance Funeral Home, Indianapolis.
Graduated in 1967 from Southport High School.
Degree from Clark Business College, Indianapolis.
U. S. Army during Vietnam War.  Warrant officer for the U. S. Army Reserves.
Active in Boy Scouts of America; Kunieh Society.
Member St. John's United Methodist Church of Christ, Indianapolis; Masonic Lodge 100, Edinburgh; Scottish Rite Valley, Indianapolis; DeMolay Chapter of Southport and Knighthood of Cincinnati.
Survivors:  daughter, Tammy L. Hendricks, Indianapolis, son, Jeffrey I. Hendricks, Fort Lee, Va.; sisters, Sue Sink, Edinburgh, and  Martha Smith, Indianapolis; brother, David Hendricks, Indianapolis.
Burial:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, November 16, 1931
Page 1
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FATALLY  HURT  AS  CARS  CRASH
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Orville Henricks, 50, Former Shelby Resident,
Sustains Broken Neck.
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ACCIDENT  NEAR  PENDLETON
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         Orville Henricks, fifty years old, son of  Mrs. Emma L. Henricks, who lives northwest of Shelbyville on the Boggstown road, was killed in an automobile accident which occurred near Pendleton late Saturday night, at a road intersection.
          Henricks, who has been employed as a plumber in Knightstown, lived near Shelbyville for many years.  The automobile which struck his machine was driven by T. C. Fulton, of Lancaster, O.  Fulton escaped injury, while Henricks sustained a broken neck.
          Funeral services will be held in the Wilkinson M. E. church at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, in charge of Condo & Son.  The mother and other relatives of the accident victim living near this city left today for Wilkinson.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


THE  SHELBY  DEMOCRAT
Thursday September 9, 1886
Page 3 column 1
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          Miss Ella Hendricks, a niece of  St.Clair Ensminger, who went to DeLand, Florida, some three months ago, died there August 25th.  Her death was caused by a rupture of a blood vessel.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  New  York  Herald
27 Nov 1885
Page 3
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MOURNING  MR.  HENDRICKS.
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A Nation's Grief Over the Dead
Vice President.
TRIBUTES  TO  HIS  VIRTUES.
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Kindly Words of Eulogy from Men Who
Knew Him Well.
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PREPARATIONS  FOR  THE  FUNERAL.
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A Distinguished Host to Follow
the Body to the Grave.
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MRS.  M'CLELLAN'S  MESSAGE.
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[By Telegraph to the Herald.]
          INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 25, 1885. -- Indianapolis is in gloom.  Its day of thanksgiving has been changed to one of mourning and unaffected sorrow for the death of its most distinguished citizen.  If the death of the nation's second officer, coming as it did without a word of warning carried a shock to the remotest sections of the country, which had honored  Thomas A. Hendricks  with hits confidence and trust, its effect of this community, where he was the friend of all, cannot be appreciated at a distance.  No citizen, in whatever rank of society, was more widely known in the social circles of the city and State than he whose death has just been chronicled, and sorrow over his sudden taking off is confined to no class, and party lines do not serve as barriers to public or private grief.  Mr. Hendricks was essentially democratic in the purest acceptance of the term, and his genially and politeness have been proverbial.  With him affability of manner was unaffected, and there were none too poor to be honore by a warm grasp of the hand and a friendly word from the distinguished man.  Consequently his death is keely felt by all.
GRIEF  AND  RESPECT
          All day long a crowd has sttod about the grounds surrounding the late residence of the honored dead, quiet and orderly, the few words exchanged being spoken in whispers.  A detail of soldiers from the United States Arsenal guard the entrances to the house and grounds by order of the War Department, and each footfall of the watchful sentinels can be distinctly heard, so quiet have been those clustered about the residence.  All public offices, federal, State, county and city, have been draped in sable.  Festoons and flags are displayed at half-mast in all quarters of the city.  Early this morning the body of the Vice President was taken from the chamber of death and embalmed by Undertaker Kreglo, after which it was placed in the parlor on the second floor, where it will remain until Sunday at noon.  This was done at the request of Mrs. Hendricks.  A number of leading citizens were called on for consultation concerning the arrangements for the funeral, and the preliminary steps taken toward proper organization.
          Among the message of condolence was one from  Mrs. George B. McClellan  as follows: --
New York, Nov. 25, 1885.
Mrs. T. A. HENDRICKS: --
          One who is suffering just as you are sends you tenderest sympathies
Mrs. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN.    
          Every social even that had been previously announced for any time prior to Tuesday next has been declared postponed, and until after the burial of the Vice President Indianapolis will be shrouded in gloom.  From all parts of the State and country distinguished men have signified their intention of paying tribute to the memory of the illustrious dead by attending the funeral, and numerous societies, notably those of Irish sympathizers, have expressed their intentions of taking part in the ceremonies.  B. H. Parks,  the sculptor, has been summoned by telegraph from Chicago and will arrive in the morning, when he will take a plaster cast of the face of the dead.
PATIENT  AND PHYSICIAN.
          While the public and even the members of the Hendricks family did not even suspect the probability of his death in the near future, there are many little incidents that are now called to mind which renders it reasonably certain that the Vice President himself was apprehensive about his health.  About ten days ago, for instance, in conversation with his physician, he asked for enlightenment on the symptoms of approaching paralysis.  Dr. Thompson  gavem him the desired information.  Mr. Hendricks remained silent for several minutes before making any reply.  Suddenly he lifted his eyes to the doctor's and said,  "Well, Doctor, that is the way I want to die.  I think I am destined to go in that way."  As an indicent coupled with his death it may be stated that just previous to the moment of his demise Mrs. Hendricks was called from the sick room to the hall below to consult with a visitor concerning matters in which she was interested.  During her absence from the room the wife of  Postmaster Aquilla Jones  called, and as the two ladies stood in the hallway at the foot of the stairs conversing, Mrs. Hendricks, referring to her husband's apparently slight indisposition, spoke of the gossip that the announcement of his illness would occasion.
          "Every time Mr. Hendricks is even slightly ill,"  said she, laughingly,  "the gossips indulge in all sorts of speculation over his condition, and the probability of his not living to see the end of the adminstration is freely canvassed.  Mr. Hendricks is quite well, and his present trouble is little more than a trifling indigestion."  The two ladies laughed again as Mrs. Jones took her leave, and Mrs. Hendricks ascended the stairs to rejoin her husband.  At the very moment the ladies had been merrily rediculing the very idea of Mr. Hendricks being an invalid he breathed his last.
NOT  A  CANDIDATE  FOR  THE  PRESIDENCY.
          Within the past few days Mr. Hendricks met  Mr. James Wildman  on the street and greeted him cordially by taking his right hand and throwing his left about the shoulder of his friend and said,  "Jim, come over to the house for a quiet chat."  Accepting the invitation Mr. Wildman assompanied the Vice President to his home, where a social hour was passed.  During the conversation Mr. Hendricks remarked: -- "Wildman, all this talk about my being a candidate for President in 1888 is absurd.  I have never thought of it.  Indeed, I was not a candidate in 1884, nor was I for Vice President, but when nominated I contentedly accepted it and I am glad I did.  But I will not be a candidate again for that or any other office.  I am perfectly happy."
PREPARATIONS  FOR  THE  FUNERAL
          The General Committee selected at Mrs. Hendricks suffestion to arrange for the funerl of the dead Vice President met this evening and appointed the necessary sub-commettees to perfect all the arrangements.  Senator Benjamin Harrison  called the meeting to order, and on his motion  Mr. William H. English  was chosen president.  It was decided to appoint a committee of fifteen, with Senator Harrison as chairman, to receive the President and other distinguished gentlemen who will be here to attend the funeral, and a general committee of thirty was appointed to attend to all the details of the funeral and do everything in their power to make the memorial observance attended with all the marks of respect and esteem which Mr. Hendricks' fellow citizens desire to pay him.  Of this committee Hon. Oscar B. Hord, a law partner of the deceased was appointed chairman, and it was divided into the necessary sub-committees.  The funeral will take place at noon on Tuesday, the procession leaving the house at a quarter to twelve o'clock for the church in the following order: --
Police.
Military Companies.
Civic Societies.
The President.
Members of the Cabinet.
United States Senators.
Pallbearers.
The Hearse.
Family Carriages.
State, County and City Officers and Citizens.
          The body will be placed in the casket on Saturday morning.  It is of cedar, covered with black velvet and lined with white satin, with silver trimmings.  After the funeral the body will be placed in a marble vault at Crown Hill Cemetery, north of the city, near Mr. Hendricks' private lot, elevated above the commong lever, and in the centre of which is a granite column forty feet high, plain and uncarved, except the simple inscription, "Thomas A. Hendricks,"  near the bottom of the shaft.  Here his son, his only child, is buried.
GRIEF  OF  THE  WIDOW
          Mrs. Hendricks stayed in her room all day and saw but few people, but the parlors downstairs were filled with callers, who were received by her brother,  Mr. Stephen W. Morgan,  and his family, and  Dr. Jenckes,  the rector of the church.  She talked calmly and composedly with her friends, only breadking down with outbursts of grief once or twice.  The house was darkened and everybody moved about with a quiet tread.  In the large double parlors where Mr. Hendricks was accustomed to see his friends were many articles with which they were very familiar.  An old fashioned portrait in oil, painted with the Vice President was a young man, is on the wall, and the features had a boyish look, free from care or anxiety.  On a talbe were several panel photographs taken recently -- one, that was particularly noticeable on the day preceding his inauguration as Vice President.  In a stand in the corner was a collection of canes -- twenty or more -- which had been presented to him by admiring friends, and some of them were unique in design and inscription.  The library cases, in which were many valuable and rare books, were open just as he had left them when he wad occasion Monday evening to look up some works of reference.
REPOSING  IN  DEATH
          The body lay in the parlor chamber up stairs, and few were allowed to see it.  The emblaming process to which it had been subjected this morning had been successfully accomplished, and on the face there was a look of contentment and freedom from care.  The features are wonderfully natural and unmarred by a suggestion of ghastliness.  In the room adjoining, where the Vice President died, was his private desk, covered with papers and letters which had not been disturbed, and a helf written sketch of his public and professional career, which he was preparing for publication in a book containing the proceedings of the surviving members of the convention which framed the constitution of Indiana in 1850, and sketches of the members.  The decorations of the room were plain and conventional, and the windows were darkened, and within all day long sat a faithful colored servant who had been in the family for years.  There was no pretentious display of mourning about the premises, only folds of crape on the front door above the bell.  Just a block away at the State House, with a large flag at half-mast and all the exterior draped in mourning, sttod out in bold relief, but all the offices were closed, and the public business for the time was suspended.  Among the callers at the residence to-day were  Governor Gray,  the State officers, the judges of the Supremem Court and committees appointed by the various legal and frateranl organizations.
GOVERNOR  GRAY'S  PROCLAMATION.
          Governor Gray issued the subjoined proclamation: --
          Thomas A. Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  Shelby  Republican
Shelbyville, Indiana
December 19, 1878
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          Thos. Henricks,  at the toll gate, north of town, died of lung disease on Sunday morning.  Funeral Monday afternoon at Pin Hook.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Volunteer
February 14, 1878
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          Mrs. Hendricks,  wife of  David Hendricks,  of Van Buren Township, died Monday night at 10 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Sentinel
Marion County, Indiana
31 Jan 1874
Page 8
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OBITUARY.
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MRS.  JANE  HENDRICKS
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          In the death of  Mrs. Jane T. Hendricks,  the mother of the governor of this state, who departed life yesterday morning, the community has lost one of the pioneer matrons, whose life is lutimately[sic] identified with the growth of Indiana from the primeval wilderness to her present magnitude as a great commonwealth in an era of enlightenment and civilization.  This lady, who has passed from earth after a life-time of four scorre years, the scriptural limit of human existence, has seen the state developed from the days of the tomahawk and scalping knife to the time when the march of Christianity has removed the rude work of barbarism to make place for the efforts of enlightened civilization.  She passes to the tomb as one honored and to be remembered.  Mrs. Hendricks, whose maiden name of  Jane Thompson,  was born on the 17th day of October, 1793, near Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pa.  She was descended from a Scottish family which settled in that locality prior to the revolutionary war.  She was married in Westmoreland county, Pa., to  Major John Hendricks  on the 7th day of March, 1814.  This union was productive of eight children.  The first was the  Rev. Abraham T. Hendricks,  who died at Petersburg, Ind., July 24, 1866.  He was a good man, and greatly beloved.  As a Christian minister he performed his work mobly and passed from earth, lamented not only by his flock, but by all who knew him in his daily labors.  Alexander Hendricks died in his young years.  He was the second of the family.  A fourth son of the same name, also died in childhood.  Thomas Andrew Hendricks,  the third son, is the present governor of Indiana.  Jane,  the oldest daughter of the lady who is the subject of this sketch, was married to  Dr. Winslow S. Pierce,  of this city.  She was a woman of great talent and cultivation.  Her untimely death was a cause of mourning among all who knew her.  Dr. Pierce subsequently married  Miss Ann Hendricks,  another daughter of the venerable lady who has passed away.  Two sons of the deceased,  John and  James Hendricks,  survive, besides Governor Hendricks.  It is remarkable that the Hendricks family is very intimately connected with the history of Indiana.  William Hendricks  was the second governor and for twelve years a senator of the United States.  Abraham W. Hendricks  is a distinguished lawyer of this city, and once a candidate for supreme judge of the state.  The governor now acting is a beloved son of the deceased.  If all the family history, not blot is to be found that will ally the family escutcheon.  Surely such a record may make an easy couch for the veneralbe lady who has now ended a useful life.  Like that mother of ancient days, she might point to her offspring and say,  "these are my jewels."  Major Hendricks, the husband of the deceased, was well known to all early settlers in Indiana.  He was a brave old Roman.  The early settlement of Indiana is due to such true hearts as he possessed.  Would to God that he still survived.  But Providence called him to rest in due season, and now the wife of his bosom has followed him.  The Hendricks family were residents of Ohio at one time, where the present governor was born, October 7, 1810, and lived in Muskingum county.  In 1820 Major John Hendricks removed to Madison, and resided there but two years but settled finally in Shelby county, where he lived to the day of his death.  It was there that Mrs. Jane Hendricks, now departed, made her mark in life.  Making her home in what was then almost an unbroken forest, she devoted her education, more than ordinarily good, to the benefit of the class by which she was surrounded.  She was a kind neighbor, a true friend and a devoted mother.  A Christian lady by profession, she manifested her faith by her earnest walk in life.  In her early life she did much toward the establishment of schools in the wilderness of the Great West.  She was earnest in her efforts to spread the gospel among the early settlers, and the missionaries found in her a cordial co-laborer.  Mrs. Hendricks is gone.  The disease that hastened her end -- rheumatic fever -- has not robbed us of the beauty of a devoted Christian life, much less of a holy Christian death.  At a ripe old age -- past eighty years, she has gone to her reward.
"Green be the turf above thee,
    Good friend of olden days!
None knew thee but to love thee
    None named thee but in praise."

Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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