Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
April 12, 2004
Jay William Kent, 56, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, Columbus, Ohio.
Born Jan. 9, 1948, in Rushville, s/o  Jim and Mary Jane (Boomershine) Kent.
Married  Sari Kelley  and she survives.
Other survivors:  two sons, Brandon Kent (wife, Julianne Pedroff) of Sturgis, Mich., and  Matthew Kent  of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Jim Kent  of Shelbyville and  Jerry Kent  of Rushville; one sister, Joy Kent  of Fremont, Ohio; and first wife, Tamara Kent.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Third generation of Kent family to run a shoe business in Rushville.
Eagle Scout and volunteered for the Candlelight Tour and the I Know I Can program with Columbus Schools.
Member of Lancaster Elks for more than 30 years, serving as house chairman; Lancaster-Sherman Rotary Club; and Dock of the Bay Yacht Club of Sandusky.
Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster.
Contributions:  Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday A. M.
November 14, 1942
          In failing health for seven, years, Miss Anna Kent, aged 70, died at her home at 504 south Harrison street, at 4:00 o'clock Friday afternoon.
          She was born while her parents were traveling abroad on September 15, 1872, a daughter of the  Rev. Joseph H.  and  Nettie (Harter) Kent.  She is the last of the family.
          She was a graduate of Shelbyville high school and Western college at Oxford, Ohio.  Her grandfather, the  Rev. Eliphalet Kent, was the first Presbyterian minister to Shelbyville.  She was a lifelong member of that congregation.
          A half-brother and several half-sisters preceded her in death.  Her nearest living survivors are two cousins, Mrs. Frances Seiler, New York City, and  Mrs. Binford Miller, of Crawfordsville.
          Funeral services will be announced later by Charles M. Ewing, funeral director in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for John Christensen

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1934
          Only six weeks after her marriage,  Mrs. Allen Hollis,  20, formerly  Miss Margaret Kent,  of this city, died at her home in Sulligent, Alabama, it was learned here today.  Death was caused by acute yellow atrophy of the liver.
          She was the daughter of  Anna Bennett Kent,  also of Sulligent, Ala., who survives with two sisters,  Anna and  Josephine Kent.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 31, 1911
Page 1
[also Mrs. Chris Badgley  and  Mrs. M. Carithers]
Mrs. Mary A. Kent
          Mrs. Mary A[nnie] Kent, a former resident of this city, died Saturday evening at six o'clock in a hospital at Davenport, Ia., where she had been for some time following the performing of an operation.  Word of her deat reached this city Sunday and the body will be brought here this evening to the home of  George E. Kent, 108 south Harrison street, where the funeral services will be held at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Earl R. North, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  The interment will be made in Forest Hill cemtery[sic].
          Mrs. Kent was the widow of the late  Edward P. Kent, whose death occurred about thirty years ago.  For a time the couple lived on a farm west of this city, but they had left the county  many years ago.  After the death of her husband, Mrs. Kent made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Colonel and Mrs. Burr, in Georgia, but three years ago, Colonel Burr was ordered to the Philippines.  His wife accompanied him and Mrs. Kent then came here to live with her daughter, Mrs. Frances Seiler, of west Washington street.  Recently when Mrs. Seiler went to New York City to make her home, Mrs. Kent went to Rock Island, Ill., to live again with her daughter, Mrs. Burr, who had returned from the Philippines.
          Besides the two daughters the deceased leaves two sons, Walter Kent, of Denver, Colo., and  Edward Kent, of Kansas City, Mo.  She is also survived by her brother-in-law, George E. Kent, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Warren Snider, of this city.  Mrs. Seiler is expeted here this evening from New York and colonel and Mrs. Burr will come with the body.
Note:  Per Forest Hill Cemetery records, Mrs. Kent was born in Shelby Co IN and died of cancer.-PMF
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for John Christensen

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, June 24, 1890
Page 3   column 2
          Capt. Edward P. Kent  died at 2 o'clock this morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Marshall Elliott, in this city.  The deceased was fifty-two years of age, and a brother of  George Kent, the well-known miller, and a son of  Rev. Eliphalet Kent, living west of town.  He was born at Greenwood, Ind., June 12th, 1838.  He was married in June, 1859, to  [Mary] Annie Montgomery, being the father of two boys and two girls.  He joined the army, Co, "I,"  13th Ind Cav., and after the war, in 1866, he went to Sedalia, Mo., where he was elected clerk of the county.  He then went to Colorado, where he practiced law until 1884, when he was stricken with paralysis, and his brother George brought him back to this city.  Funeral services will be held to-morrow at 4 o'clock, at the Presbyterian Church, under the auspices of the G.A.R., the Rev. Hughes officiating, the interment being in the City Cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for John Christensen

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