Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
September 16, 2003
Betty J. Mason, 71, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, Indianapolis.
Born Jan. 12, 1932, in Shelby County, d/o  Clarence V. and  Sadie (Coulter) Elkins.
Married  Fred Mason  on Dec. 22, 1974, and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry Bulling  of Chattanooga, Tenn., and  Randy Bulling  of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; one stepson, Paul Mason  of Shelbyville; one stepdaughter, Kathy Marlatt  of Brookston; one brother, Virgil Elkins  of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; four sisters, Helen Smith  and  Margaret Thrall, both of Greenwood, Carolyn Bogue  and  Judy Alexander, both of Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Lived in Shelby County for many years before moving to Port Richey, Fla.  Returned to Shelbyville two years ago.
Member of Assembly of God Church in Franklin.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Phillip Curtis officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 24, 1938
Services for Miss Beatrice Mason to
Be Held at Residence at
2:00 p.m.
          Funeral services for  Miss Beatrice Mason  of Waldron, who died at 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Indiana state hospital at Newcastle, will be held at her home in Waldron at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. James Paddock will officiate and burial in charge of Loren H. Murphy, local funeral director, will be made at the First Mt. Pleasant cemetery west of Franklin.
Miss Mason's death occurred following two years illness and was bue to tuberculosis.  She was the daughter of  Daniel and  Flossie Mason  and was born June 5, 1920, at Morgantown.  She had lived at Waldron six years.  Miss Mason was seventeen years, eight months and sixteen days of age.
          Miss Mason attended the Waldron public schools and was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.
          Her mother preceded her in death January 5, 1930.  She is survived by the father; two brothers,  Daniel Jr., and  Billy,  both at home, and a sister,  Mrs. Evelyn Hooton,  of Knightstown.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday July 22, 1932
Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Dies at home
Near Waldron After Long Illness
          Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, 80, died at her home in Noble township this morning at 10:30 o'clock following an illness of eighteen months caused by paralysis.
          Born in Delaware County, New York, a daughter of  Thomas  and  Drusilla Hoban, May 30, 1850.  Mrs. Mason was brought to Noble township at the age of six months where she had spent all her life since.  She was aged eighty years, one month and twenty-two days at the time of her death.
          United in marriage to  Edward Mason  on November 1, 1868, Mrs. Mason became the mother of nine children, five of whom survive.  These are  Mrs. J. C. Brison, Waldron,  Mrs. Jesse Thompson, Waldron,  Mrs. Owen Doggett, Tipton county, and  Worthy  and  George Mason, both at home.
          Mrs. Mason was the last of her immediate family.  She was a member of the Valley Methodist Episcopal church and funeral services will be held there Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  Burial will take place in the family lot in the VanPelt cemetery in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, local funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 9, 1930
Page 2 column 2
          Funeral services were conducted at one o'clock this afternoon for  Mrs. Flossie Mason, age 37, who died at her home in Bengal at one o'clock Sunday afternoon, following more than ten weeks from pulmonary tuberculosis.  Burial was in the First Mount Pleasant cemetery, after the funeral rites at the Bengal M.E. church, with the Rev. George Stainbrook officiating.
          In addition to the husband, Mrs. Mason is survived by four children, Evelyn, 13;  Beatrice, 9;  Daniel, 6;  Billy, 3.  Her parents, George H. and  Mellie Martin Gregg, of near Morgantown; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Tutterrow, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Dora Afflerbach  and  Mrs. Ruth Brown, of near Morgantown, and two brothers, Vernon Gregg  and  Robert Gregg, of near Morgantown, also survive.  A brother, , died forty years ago in Nebraska.
          The Mason family moved to Bengal last August from Boggstown, where they had lived only a short time after moving from Morgantown a little more than two years ago. They spent three years in Alabama and prior to that time they lived in Johnson county.
          Mrs. Mason was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian church, but her first church, and the one to which she belonged for many years, in the Old Union M.P. church.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Brent Hooton

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday February 23, 1928
Uraemic Poisoning Caused Death
of Joseph Mason, Age Forty-Seven
          Joseph Mason, 47 years of age, died at his home in Noble township at 8:45 o'clock this morning.  Death was caused by uraemic poisoning.  He had been ill for the past week.
          He is survived by his mother,  Mrs. Elizabeth Mason;  two brothers,  Worthy  and  George, both of Noble township; four sisters,  Mrs. Claude [Annice] Tanner,  of Rushville,  Mrs. Oscar [Cora] Brison, of Waldron, Mrs. May Doggett, of Tipton, and Mrs. Jessie [Nellie] Thompson, of Fairland. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Valley church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock by the Rev. C. B. Atkinson of Waldron. Interment in the Ogden cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 24, 1901
Page 3 column 2
          Edward Mason  died last week morning at his home in Noble township.  He was aged about fifty-five years and was a son-in-law of  Hon. Thomas Hoban.  He leaves a wife and several children.  Deceased fell into the river about a week ago and getting wet took a heavy cold, resulting in death.
[Buried VanPelt Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

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