Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville News
Mrs. Nellie Mayhew, 67, died suddenly this morning at the Major Hospital. Ill since Friday and was admitted to the hospital Monday. Death attributed to complications.
Wednesday February 13, 1952
MRS. MAYHEW DIES SUDDENLY
City Resident, 67, Succumbs At Hospital
Born in Kentucky on March 4, 1884, d/o William and Mary (Harding) Smithers. Married to Edward Mayhew on December 22, 1946.
Survivors include two nephews, Burchard DeBusk of Shelbyville and Robert Clark of California; and four nieces, Mrs. Maxine Hood, New Albany; Mrs. Virginia Jacobs, Richmond; Virginia, Dorothy and Joan Coers, near this city.
Member of the West Street Methodist Church.
Murphy Mortuary, Rev. R. A. Shumaker will officiate. Burial in Forest Hill cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Sheila Maynor
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
From Saturday's Daily.
Thursday, May 28, 1908
ELIJAH MAYHEW DIED
Will Be Buried in Denver, Colorado --
Once Lived in This City -- Served As
Soldier in Rebellion -- His Brother,
Ed Mayhew, Left For Denver Last Evening
died at a hospital in Denver, Colorado, at 1:30 p.m. Friday, of Bright's disease
and asthma, of which he had been a lifetime sufferer. A score or more of
years ago he resided in this city, his early training being received in the
Shelbyville schools and business institutions.
His career embraced many
professions, in each of which he attained success. For many years in
Shelbyville he was a bookkeeper and was regarded as one of the most proficient
following that profession. He was an expert penman and for a number of
years was a professor in a Terre Haute business college.
Mr. Mayhew was a musician
of ability, completely mastering the most difficult of all musical
instruments, the violin. He served a number of years in governmental
service in Washington. Mr. Mayhew was an old soldier, serving his country
during the stirring scenes of the war of the rebellion. After going west
he served a number of years as bookkeeper on a large newspaper published at
Denver. The last four years of his life were spent in the hospital where
He was seventy-three
years of age and was a brother of Miss Amanda Mayhew
and Edward Mayhew, of west Broadway, this city. The telegram
conveying the sad news reached the family Friday afternoon. Edward Mayhew
started west on a late train to attend the funeral, which will be held in
Denver. His wife and daughter are also buried there.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
An Indianapolis Newspaper
Mayhew, Mrs. Sarah
Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
October 31, 1884
Page 2 column 3
The Shelby Republican
MAYHEW, was born on August 13, 1811, at Penobscott, Maine, and died at his
residence in this city after a protracted illness on Monday evening Sept. 17,
September 27, 1877
O B I T U A R Y.
Mr. Mayhew came to the
County in the year 1818. For more than half a century he resided in what
is now the city of Shelbyville, seeing it pass through all its stages from a
forest to one of the most beautiful cities of the State. In all
enterprises for the advancement of education, temperance and morals, Mr. Mayhew
took a leading and active part. In his long residence he gained the
reputation of being thoroughly honest and conscientious in all his convictions
and dealings, and had in an eminent degree the respect and confidence of this
The funeral services, on
Wednesday of last week, was conducted by Rev. Sluter, of the First Presbyterian
Church, who delivered a very appropriate and eloquent discourse. A large
procession followed the remains to the cemetery, the pall-bearers being old
citizens who had been associates of the deceased for more that fifty
years. They were: Isaac H. Wilson, S. L. Vanpelt, Leo
H. Worland, W. E. Bone, Jeremiah Bennett and J.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Daily Whig and Courier
DIED: In Shelby County, Indiana, March 22d after a short illness of one week, Col. Elisha Mayhew, formerly of Levant, Me., aged 70.
May 1, 1839
Contributed by John Ballard
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