Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Jackson


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 26, 1982
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          Oral W. Jackson, 82, former Washington Township resident died at 8:00a.m. today at the Heritage Manor where he had been a resident for 2-1/2 years. He had been in failing health for three months.
          He was a graduate of Lewis Creek High School and had farmed all his life in Washington Township.  A member of the former Fenns Pleasant Grove Christian Church, he was a lifetime elder and served as chairman of the board. Mr. Jackson was also a member of the Flat Rock and Marietta Volunteer Fire Departments and the Shelby County Farm Bureau.
          A son of  Ezekial A. and  Eliza Jane (Parrish) Jackson, he was born July 21, 1899 in Brandywine Township. He was married March 24, 1927, in Indianapolis to Mae G. Huffman, who survives.
          Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Carl (Virginia) Craig, Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A brother preceded in death.
          Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ewing Mortuary with the Rev. James Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 13, 1970
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Mrs. Ida Jackson, 88, died Friday at Major Hospital, Shelbyville.  Failing health several years.
739 Teal St.
Born Greene Co, IN, d/o  Mr. and Mrs. Morris Spoonmore.
Married  Lowery Jackson;  he died in June 1955.
Survivors:  1 son, Wilbur Jackson, Shelbyville;  4 daughters,  Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Sullivan, Shelbyville;  Mrs. Porter (Mabel) Louden,  Mrs. Harley (Elsie) McCain  and  Mrs. Paul (Mary Frances) Mikels, all of Bedford;  12 grandchildren;  11 great-grandchildren;  1 sister, Mrs. Martha Allan, Middletown.
Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Member of the Avoca Baptist Church near Bedford.
Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Rev. George Young officiating.
Burial:  Beech Grove Cemetery at Bedford.
Local arrangements by Murphy Mortuary.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 3, 1949
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MRS.  JACKSON  IS  FOUND  DEAD
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          Mrs. Augusta Jackson, age 75, was found dead in the yard at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Howe, at 719 First St., this morning at 11:15 o'clock.
          Mrs. Jackson has been suffering from a heart ailment and death was thought to have been caused by a heart attack.  Dr. C. J. Price was called for investigation.
          Mrs. Jackson's maiden name was  Pope  and she was born in Shelby county on February 4, 1874.  She was the last of her family and always had resided in Shelby county until moving to the daughter's home two years ago.  She was a member of the Church of God.
          She first was married to  Morton Monroe  whose death occurred in 1934.  She later was married to  Alfred Jackson  who preceded her in death nine years ago.  Surviving with the daughter are three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be announced later by the Ewing mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 9, 1947
Page 1 column 5
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  DAUGHTERS
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Mrs. Herschel Jackson Succumbs in Waldron
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          Mrs. Sina May Jackson, 65, widow of  Herschel Jackson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Coulson, in Waldron Saturday night after being ill since August.  Her home was at 511 Montgomery street.
          The daughter of  Joshua F. and  Amilda Sullivan Spurlin, she was born in Washington township July 31, 1881.  Her marriage to Herschel Jackson tool place May 23, 1901.
          Mrs. Jackson was a member of the West Street Methodist church, the Katherine Ensminger Sunday School Class and the WSCS of the church.
Surviving are two daughters,  Mrs. S. B. Coulson  and  Mrs. Virginia Kelso, of Waldron; three grandchildren; one sister,  Mrs. Amanda J. McCalip, of Shelbyville, and a brother,  Ora E. Spurlin, of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the West Street Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. A. J. Spaulding officiating, assisted by the Rev. Chester W. Scott, of Waldron.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, March 1, 1947
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DEATCH  CLAIMS
CITY  RESIDENT
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Funeral Today for Walter
Jackson, 69
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          In failing health since suffering a leg fracture in June, 1945,  Thomas Walter Jackson,  age sixty-nine, died at his home at the south edge of this city Friday night at 9:45 o'clock.
          Mr. Jackson, who followed the general occupation of carpentering, was born in Shelby township on March 25, 1877, and had spent this entire life in Shelby county.  He was the son of  Miles D. and  Mary Jane (Smith) Jackson.  On December 12, 1900, he was married to  Laura E. Yarber,  who survives.  Five children were born to the union and two died in infancy.  The three surviving are  Mrs. Estelle Worland,  of this city;  Mrs. Thelma Paugh,  of Indianapolis, and  Dallal Irvin Jackson,  of Anderson.  The deceased man also leaves one sister,  Mrs. Leona Eberhart;  three grandsons, and one ciece and one nephew.
          Mr. Jackson was a member of the First Christian Church in this city and Rev. Ernest L. Ford, pastor, will officiate at the funeral rites to be held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Charles M. Ewing mortuary.  Burial will be made in the Jackson cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Friday, April 12, 1946
Page 1
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Mrs. Jackson, St. Omer, Dies
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Funeral  Services  To  Be  Held
at  Waldron
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          Mrs. Louella Jackson,  wife of  Raymond Jackson, 41, of near St. Omer, died unexpectedly at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at the Major hospital.  She had been ill for four weeks.
          The daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Acra,  she was born at Middletown in Shelby county on April 13, 1904.  Her marriage to  Raymond Jackson  took place April 19, 1924.  Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.  She was secretary-treasurer of the Waldron Parent-Teacher Association at the time of her death.
          Surviving are the husband; two children,  Roselyn  and  Wray Lee,  both at home; her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. William Acra, of near St. Paul; one sister,  Mrs. James Shockley, of Pittsboro.
(Continued on Page Two)
Contributed by John Ballard


The  Journal-Gazette
July 4, 1940
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JACKSON
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          Mrs. Pearl Jackson,  61, died unexpectedly of a cerebral hemorrhage at 12:15 o’clock Wednesday noon at her home at 935 West Lexington Avenue.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.
          Survivors include one son,  Roy W. Jackson,  at home; one grandson,  Eugene Jackson  of this city; two brothers,  Thomas J. Willis  of Noblesville and  Frank Willis  of Shelbyville, and four sisters,  Mrs. William Freeman  and  Mrs. W. O. Isley  of Edinburg,  Mrs. Porter Strahl  of Shelbyville and  Mrs. Theodore Murphy  of Columbus.  The body was removed to Klaehn & Sons Funeral Home.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm (CST) in the Christian Church at Mt. Auburn, with burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Friends may view the body at Klaehn & Sons Funeral Home after 11 o’clock this morning until it is taken to Mt. Auburn early Friday morning.
Contributed by Jim Cox


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, Afternoon June 15, 1936
Page 1 column 6
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A. T.   JACKSON  PASSES  AWAY
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Death Occur's at Daughter's Home in Union Township
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          Andrew T. Jackson, 77 years old, passed away at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. George Neeb, two and one-half miles northeast of Ray's Crossing in Union township, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening, following an illness of two years.  His condition had been critical two weeks. Mr. Jackson was the son of  Amos and  Martha Thompson Jackson, and was born December 7, 1859.  He was a farmer and for many years lived in Shelby township, near the Barnes school.  His marriage to  Miss Sarah C. Main, of Shelby county, took place in 1881.  Five children were born.  Two died in infancy and a daughter,  Mrs. Randall Roberts, died November 19, 1928. Survivors are the daughter, Mrs. Neeb, at whose home he died; one son,  Amos Jackson, of Marion, Indiana; one brother,  Alfred Jackson, of Shelbyville; two sisters,  Mrs. Cassie Davis, of Connersville, and  Mrs. Sarah Conklin, of Shelby county, and seven grand children.  His wife died December 14, 1928. Mr. Jackson was a member of the Winchester M. E. church where funeral services will be held at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. The Rev. William E. Burkher, of this city, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Lewis Creek cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday November 16, 1935
Page 1 column 6
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MRS. JACKSON  DIES  AT  HOME
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Funeral Services Will Be Held At Winchester Church
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          Mrs. Addie Jackson, 61 years old, wife of  Alfred C. Jackson, died at their home, southeast of Lewis Creek Baptist church in Noble township at 5:00 o'clock Saturday morning.
          Death was due to uremia from which she had been suffering for the past four years.  She had been bedfast for eleven weeks.
          Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Howe  and was born in Noble township February 10, 1873.  Her marriage to Mr. Jackson who survives, took place March 24, 1891.
          Besides the husband the deceased leaves two daughters,  Mrs. Frank [Lora M.] Anspaugh  and  Mrs. St. Clair [Irene M.] Humphries, both of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, and one brother, Alvin J. Howe, of Bartholomew county.
          She was a member of the Winchester M. E. church and of the Rebekah lodge of Shelbyville.  Funeral services will be held at the Winchester church at 2 p.m. on Monday with the Rebekah lodge participating.  The Rev. William E. Burkher, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Friends may call at the late home any time after noon Sunday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 31, 1935
Page 1   Column 4
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JACKSON  FUNERAL
WILL  BE  THURSDAY
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Rites for Former High School
Principal To Be Held Here and
At Lewis Creek
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          Funeral services for  Melvin M. Jackson,  55, who died at his home here yesterday afternoon, will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Leewis Creek Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock following short services at C. F. Fix & Son mortuary here at 1:00 o'clock.  The  Rev. Mr. Fields  pastor of the Lewis Creek church, will officiate, and burial will be made in Patterson cemetery.
          Mr. Jackson, former principal of Mt. Auburn and Hope high schools had been ill with influenza for the past two weeks and his death occurred at his home at 44 east Broadway at about 4:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon.  He was born in Bartholomew county August 17, 1879, being fifty-five years, five months and twelve days of age.  He was the son of  Elijah and Jane Jackson.  He graduated from Marion Normal college in preparation for his teaching career.  For the last fifteen years he had been an insurance salesman.
          On December 8, fifteen years ago, he was married to  Miss Julia Chism,  of Louisville, Ky., who survives with a son,  R. W. Jackson,  of Ft. Wayne; the aged step-father and mother,  Mr. and Mrs. John Herndon,  of Lewis Creek, and a brother,  Herschel Jackson,  of this city.
          The deceased had been a member of the Lewis Creek Wesleyan Methodist church many years and [the article continues]....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, October 20, 1930
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DEATH  OCCURS  IN  INDIANAPOLIS
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Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, Former County Resident,
Died Sunday Morning
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TO  HOLD  FUNERAL  HERE
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          Mrs. Mary E. Jackson, former resident of the Fairland vicinity, died Sunday morning at 11:15 o'clock at the home of a nephew, William Merrick, and wife at 1022 Churchman Avenue, Indianapolis.  Mrs. Jackson was eighty-one years old, and her death was caused by organic heart trouble.  The deceased was born in Ohio on December 22, 1848 and had spent the greater part of her life in the Fairland community.  She is survived by one brother George Merrick, of Shelby county and the nephew at whose home her death occurred.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at the Charles M. Ewing funeral parlors.  The Rev. A. L. Bennett, of this city, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, December 15, 1928
Page 1 column 4
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DIES  AFTER  ONE  WEEK'S  ILLNESS
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Mrs. Sarah Jackson, Age 70, Succumbs At Home In This City
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FUNERAL  AT  LEWIS  CREEK
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          Mrs. Sarah Catherine Jackson died at her home, 265 East Franklin street, at 12:30 o'clock this morning, at the age of 70 years and 5 days. She had been ill for about a week. She was the daughter of  John J. and  Martha Limpus Main, having been born December 9, 1858.  Her husband, Andrew T. Jackson, a son, Amos J. Jackson, of Plymouth, Indiana, and a daughter, Mrs. George Neeb, of Liberty township, survive.  She also leaves three brothers: William N. and  Alfred Main, of this county, and Charles Main of Hancock county. The funeral services is to be held at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning in the Lewis Creek Baptist church.  The burial will be in the Lewis Creek cemetery. Ralph J. Edwards is the undertaker in charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
January 23, 1920
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Native of County Died at Marshall, Ill.
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          Word was received here Wednesday evening of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth (Amos) Jackson, a native of Shelby county and the wife of Willis Jackson, who died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, near Marshall, Ill., from an attack of pneumonia following a brief illness.  The family is very well known in this community and has many relatives in Shelby county.  Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of the late William Amos, of Addison township, and spent her early life in this county.  She was aged 77 years.  Her marriage to Willis Jackson also prominent in Shelby county, took place here, the family moving to Illinois about forty years ago, where they have resided since.  She is survived by a large family of sons and daughters. She also leaves her brothers, Perry and Thomas Amos of this city; her stepmother, Mrs. William Amos; step-sister,  Mrs. Will Main and stepbrother, Elisha Amos, of this county. Her brother, Perry Amos, arrived at the late home a short time after her death Wednesday. Jack Amos of Edinburgh will also attend the funeral.  The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning and burial will be made in the cemetery near her home.
Submitted by David Craig


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Tuesday, April 15, 1919
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Local Draftee Died
As Result of Boxing
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[picture -- too dark to copy]
Private  Harry  W.  Jackson
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          Definite information has been received about the death of  Private Harry W. Jackson,  Shelby county soldier who died at Camp Merritt, N. J., on Friday, March 7, and whose body was buried at Anderson, March 13.  His death was caused from a cerebro-hermorrhage, as the result of a boxing match in which he was engaged and his death occurred immediately after he suffered the attack.  As he was boxing he pulled off his gloves, just then suffering the hemorrhage which caused his death instantly.
          Private Jackson left Shelbyville [the article continues]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 23, 1910
Page 4
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    DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS    

          Miles D. Jackson  died at his home in this city, No. 25 Colescott street, at four-thirty o'clock Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of several months.  Mr. Jackson had long been a sufferer from heart trouble and this ailment was directly the cause of his death.  He was aged sixty years, two months and twenty-eight days.  Mr. Jackson enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this county ad[sic] had many friends who will regret deeply to learn of his death.  He had been a resident of this city only during the last two years, having come here from the country to live a retired life, as his illness kept him from longer engaging actively in farm work.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter.  The children are  George Jackson,  who lives south of this city, and  Mrs. Irvin Howery,  of this city.  The funeral will be held at the residence at ten o'clock Friday morning.  The funeral sermon will be preached by the Rev. Carl Burkhart, of Tipton, and the interment will be made in the Jackson cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, January 22, 1902
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          Bertha H., wife of  George F. Jackson, died at their residence 3-1/2 miles South-East of t his city at 12 a.m., Wednesday Jan. 22, of lung trouble, age 30 years, 4 months and 5 days.  She will be buried Friday Jan. 24, 1902, at the Jones cemetery, in Noble township.  Short services at the house at 10 a.m., by the Rev. E. F. Mahan.  Leaving the house at 10:30.  Deceased leaves husband, mother, 7 sisters and 3 brothers.  D. B. Wilson & Son have charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 7, 1898
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          Orma M.,  daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson, died at their home, No. 76 East Pennsylvania street, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, of typhoid fever, aged seven years.  Funeral was at the house at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, Rev. Groom officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Stewart & Hand, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 13, 1898
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         Elijah Jackson died at his residence near Flatrock, Washington township, at 2 a.m. Monday of typhoid fever, aged forty-seven years.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters and four grand-children.  Funeral services will be held in the Wesleyan M. E. church in Lewis Creek at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, Rev. Zike officiating.  Interment in the Patterson cemetery.  Cortege will leave the house at 9:30 a.m. in charge of M. G. Tindall.
Copied by Lorraine Llewellyn


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 21, 1893
Page 3 column 4
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          Sarah Jackson died at the residence of her son, Thomas Jackson, in Addison township, Friday September 15, at 4 a.m., of paralysis, age 84 years, 5 months and 23 days.  Mrs. Jackson was one of Shelby county’s early settlers. She leaves three children, Thomas and Doc, of this county, and Sarah Morris, of Illinois.  Funeral services were held at the house at 10 a.m. September 16. Interment took place in the home cemetery near the residence.  Marshall G. Tindall had charge of the remains.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Jackson, William (of Shelbyville) / Death of, N. 2-17-1885 p1 c5
From the Indianapolis Newspapers Database, 1848-1991


The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Tuesday February 17, 1885
Page 3 column 2
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          William Jackson, one of the early settlers of this county, died at his residence in the south part of this township on Monday, February 16th, 1885, at one o’clock p.m., aged seventy-eight years.  The funeral took place today.  Funeral director, D. B. Wilson.  Mr. Jackson came to this county in 1837, and leaves a wife and ten children.  Deceased was a member of the Christian Church, uniting with that denomination in 1846.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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