The Shelbyville Republican
age seventy-three, former member of the Indiana House of Representatives from
Shelby county, and a teacher in the schools of Shelby county and Shelbyville for
forty-eight years, died Sunday morning at four o'clock at his home at the south
end of Harrison Aveue. His death was caused by hardening of the
arteries. Mr. Humphries had been in ill health for two years, and for the
last three weeks had been confined to his home.
October 31, 1927
DEATH FOLLOWS LONG SICKNESS
Jeptha Humphries Had Been Teacher
In Schools For Forty-Eight Years
ONE TERM IN LEGISLATURE
He had taught in the
schools of the county and in Shelbyville for near a half century, and was known
as a teacher of much ability. At the time of his retirement because of ill
health he was a teacher in the Department at school here.
About five years ago Mr.
Humphries was elected on the Republican ticket to represent Shelby county in the
lower house of the state legislature. He served the term with honor to
himself and to the county which he represented.
All of his life had been
spent in Shelby county. Mr. Humphries was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Humphries. He was born in Union township on Nobember 10,
1853. He was married to Miss Alice E. Stafford March 7,
1880. Mr. Humphries was the last of a family of nine children. He
was a member of the First Baptist church of Shelbyville, and was also a member
of the Modern Woodman lodge.
He leaves the widow, tow
daughters, Misses Hattie and Gladys Humphries, at home,
and three sons, Clarence, Fred, and St. Clair Humphries.
Funeral services will be
held at the home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. H. N. Spear, of
Bluffton, former pastor of the First Baptist church here, officiating.
Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming