The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday, January 7, 1899
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DEATH  OF  J. D.  LACEY
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He Passed Away This Morning
at His Home on East Jackson Street
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            Joseph D. Lacey  died at his home No. 90 East Jackson street, at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, January 7, of paralysis.   Mr. Lacey was born in Buck County, Pennsylvania, near Doyle station, April 30, 1824, making him at the time of his death seventy-four years, eight months and eight days old.  He was married to  Catherine Wilkinson, who survives him, at Cincinnati, Ohio, January 15, 1848.  Moved to Fairland, Indiana in April 1854; came to Shelbyville in 1885.  Six children were born to them, three daughters and three sons.  The daughters are  Mrs. William P. Skeen, of Greensburg;  Mrs. Alice Wilkinson, of this city, and  Mrs. James Hoop, of Acton.  The sons are  Edward Lacey, of Greensburg;  Joseph C. Lacey (deceased), and  Charles L. Lacey, of this city.  He has three sisters and one brother living,  Mrs. C. Bishop, and  Miss Ellen Lacey, of this city;  Mrs. D. B. Shipley, of Cincinnati and  James Lacey, of Fairland.  Funeral services will be held at his late residence at two p.m. Monday, January 9, Rev. L. S. Gould officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Deceased had been a member of the Masonic Order forty-seven years.  At one time he was in the mercantile business, in Fairland, which town he almost owned.  He had served as agent of the Big Four railway at Fairland, London and Boggstown.  He was a staunch democrat and was a warm-hearted man, who had friends among all classes.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday, April 22, 1891
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          William Lacy, who died yesterday morning, was born in Fayette Co., near Connersville, Ind., June 23, 1821.  He died at his late residence in this city April 22, 1891.  He was married to  Rachel Crane  at Covington, Ind., December 8th, 1842.  To them were born ten children, four of whom have passed on before him.  From Covington he moved to this city in the year 1859, where he has since lived with the exception of a residence of four years in Indianapolis.  He united with the church in 1844.  The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church to-morrow afternoon at two o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for  Patrick Raetzman

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