Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday February 13, 1952
City Resident, 67, Succumbs At Hospital
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.
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
Thursday, May 28, 1908
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
From Saturday's Daily.
          Elijah Mayhew  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 died.
          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
October 31, 1884
Page 2   column 3
Mayhew, Mrs. Sarah Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.

The  Shelby  Republican
September 27, 1877
O B I T U A R Y.
          ELBRIDGE  G. 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, 1877.
          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 community.
          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. M. Barwick.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Whig  and  Courier
Bangor, Maine
May 1, 1839
Page 2
DIED:  In Shelby County, Indiana, March 22d after a short illness of one week,  Col. Elisha Mayhew, formerly of Levant, Me., aged 70.
Contributed by John Ballard

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