Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

James


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
November 1, 1947
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JAMES  FUNERAL
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            Funeral services for  Mrs. Minnie A. James,  age 61, who died Thursday night at her home at 624 W. Washington St., will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the James residence, with burial in Forest Hill [this article continues, but my copy didn't]....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday November 9, 1937
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PLAN  RITES
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Wilbern James, 70, died Near Home
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          Wilbern D. James, 70, of Shelbyville R.R.5, died suddenly of a heart attack at about 4 p.m. Monday, as he was working in a corn field near his home, about 3 miles southeast of Shelbyville.
          Mr. James had apparently been dead for about one hour before he was found at 5 p.m. by his wife, Mrs. Jennie James.
          The deceased was born in Putnam county, Indiana, the son of  Isaac T. James and  Dulcina Rogers James.  He was at the time of his death, 70 years and 23 days of age.
          On March 31, 1904, he was united in marriage to  Jennie Leary.  No children were born.  He had been a resident of the community in which he died since 1915, and was occupied as a farmer and poultry buyer.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church.
          Besides the widow, survivors include: one brother,  Albert L. James  of Indianapolis; and one sister,  Mrs. Preston Stewart  also of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in charge of Dr. C. A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city. Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director. Friends may call at the home anytime.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 2, 1936
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BROTHER  OF  LOCAL  MAN
DIED  IN  INDIANAPOLIS
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          David L. James, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Isaac James of Indianapolis, died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. after a long illness.
          Mr. James was born in Putnam County, May 24, 1871.  He is survived by a brother,  W. O. James  of Shelbyville; a brother,  A. L. James, of Indianapolis; and a sister,  Mrs. P. M. Stewart, also of Indianapolis.  Before his illness, his occupation was photography.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Charles M. Ewing chapel. The Rev. Charles A. Bowler will officiate.
[Buried Fairland Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday May 21, 1932
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DEATH  SUMMONS  AGED  RESIDENT
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End Comes For Mrs. Barbara James
At Home of Grandson, Laurel Ewick
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  SUNDAY
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          Seriously Ill for the past five days, Mrs. Barbara Sawyer James, died yesterday afternoon at 4:10 o'clock at the home of her grandson, Laurel Ewick, at 447 Hendricks street.  Cause of death was assigned as arterio schlerosis and a complication of ailments incidental to advanced age.
          Born in Hendricks township March 31, 1851, Mrs. James was 81 years, one months and twenty days.  She was a daughter of  James  and  Edith (McCarty) Harrell.  Her first marriage was to  John Sawyer, to which union four children were born, all of whom preceded her in death.  Later she was united in marriage to  Thomas James.  There were no children to this union.
            Besides the grandson, Laurel Ewick, at whose home she died, she is survived by two brothers, Lee Harrell, of Shelby township and  Joseph Harrell  of Hendricks township.
          She was a regular attendant at the services of the Pleasant Grove Christian church, near Fenn's, when her health permitted.  Her funeral will be held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with burial to take place in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.  Friends may call at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 1, 1924
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INFANT  JAMES
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          Betty Louise, infant daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William H. James,  145 First street, died at 1:00 a.m. today.  Death was caused by heart trouble.  Short funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. I. C. Overman officiating, after which burial will be made at Forest Hill, in charge of Carmony Bros.  Besides the parents, two brothers,  William H., Jr., and  Carl E., two grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Carmony, and one great-grandparent, Mrs. Mary Whitkamper, all of this city, are left to mourn her loss.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, August 8, 1905
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Joseph James.
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          Joseph James  died today at his home in Indianapolis and his remains will be brought here for interment at Forest Hill cemetery on the 3:35 train tomorrow afternoon.  Deceased was a nephew of  John Dobbins,  of this city.  D. B. Wilson & Son will have charge of the remains.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 24, 1898
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OBITUARY
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          Joshua James  was born in Shelby county, Indiana, August 3, 1832, and died March 13, 1898, being at the time of his death sixty-five years, seven months and ten days old.  He spent all his life in this State except when a boy about twelve years old, he moved with his mother to Illinois, where he remained about two years, when he returned to Shelby county where he has since made his home.  He was united in marriage to  Prudence Goodrich, August 9, 1857.  To this union was born five children, three boys and two girls, of whom four with the widow and two aged brothers survive him.  The other child having died in infancy.  “Uncle Josh” was liked by all who knew him.  His enemies were few, and his friends were many, all of whom will miss him now that he is gone to rest.  As a friend and neighbor he was always kind and true.  As husband and father he was ever loving and affectionate to his family.  [Buried City Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, November 17, 1896.
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            William James  died at his home, No. 36 West South st., at 11:30 p.m. Monday, November 16, of typhoid fever age twenty nine years.  He was the third son of  Mr. and Mrs. James James,  who live just east of town.  He was married to  Eliza Whitcamper  January 4, 1892.  To them were born three children who, with his wife survive him.  Funeral services will be held at the house at two p.m. Thursday, November 19, Rev. J. C. Caldwell officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill by Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday June 15, 1892
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DEATH  OF  MRS. JAMES
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          The family of  Hon. John Beggs, is plunged in grief today over the death of  Mrs. Elizabeth James, eldest daughter of Mr. Beggs, and wife of  Alonzo James, of this city.  The unfortunate lady died at the family residence last night, at nine o’clock, of cancer, a disease she has been afflicted with for the past year.  Four bright and handsome children, two boys and two girls in addition to the husband constituted the family.  Mrs. James was attended by her father, sisters, husband and children during her last hours, and the death scene was a distressingly sad one.
           Deceased possessed one the loveliest Christian characters among the vast throng of professed worshippers of this city.  Her piety was the result of a simple, child-like faith which tinged all her words and works.  Although her malady was one of the most painful character, and her reasons for desiring health and happiness abundant, she never murmured, and when the end came she was resigned and willing to submit to His will.  The bereaved ones have the sympathy of a large circle of sorrowing friends.
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          Elizabeth James, wife of  Alonzo James, died at their residence, No. 57 West Jackson street, at 9 o’clock p.m. June 14th, age 37 years, will be buried at Forest Hill.  Services at the First Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. T. L. Hughes officiating.  Friends of the family can view the remains form 12 to 2 p.m. at the residence as the casket will not be opened at the church.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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