The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 31, 1927
Page 1
Jeptha Humphries Had Been Teacher 
In Schools For Forty-Eight Years
          Jeptha Humphries, 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.
          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

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