Thursday, February 7, 1952
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Private Rites for County Resident to be Saturday
          Walter E. McCartney, 63, prominent Shelby township resident, died at the W.S. Major Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 3:10 o'clock.  He had been ill for several weeks and had been hospitalized since last Saturday.
          Mr. McCartney, who resided on rural route 5, had engaged in farming and the poultry business and had served as secretary of the Union Building Association for 17 years.
          He was born at Hope on September 26, 1888, the son of  Joseph Edward and  Adelaide (Weinland) McCartney, and had resided in Shelby county and Shelbyville since childhood. On October 3, 1910, he was married to  Bertha Heck  whose death occurred on August 8, 1936. Two daughters survive from this union,  Mrs. Joseph C. Butler  of this city and  Mrs. E. R. Butterfield  of Closter, N.J.
          On October 4, 1937, he married Gladys N. Johnson who survives. Also surviving are his step-mother, Mrs. Fanny McCartney of Shelbyville; a step-son, Robert E. Johnson, student at Rose Poly Institute at Terre Haute and three grandchildren.
          Mr. McCartney was a member of the First Methodist Church.
          Friends may call at the Ewing Mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Friday and are requested to omit flowers. The body will be moved to the late home Saturday morning and private funeral rites will be held at 10:00 o'clock. Dr. J. W. McFall will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1900
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Flat Rock Flashes
Charles McCartney, of Hope [Bartholomew Co, IN], a former resident of this place, and a son of James McCartney, died at his residence Sunday morning of consumption.  He leaves a wife and two children.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

Thursday, May 13, 1948
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Brief Illness Fatal To Building Loan Director

          Joseph Edward McCartney, 84, member of the board of directors of the Union Building Association and affiliated with banking and building loan concerns in this community for more than 40 years, died at 11:45 o'clock this morning at his home at 47 E. Mechanic St.  He had been ill only since last Friday.  Mr. McCartney was born in Washington township on October 22, 1863, the son of  James and Elizabeth (Woolley) McCartney.  With the exception of three years during which he was affiliated with a milling business in Hope he has spent his entire life in Shelby county. He came to Shelbyville in 1890 and until 1922 was associated with the Conrey-Birely Table Company.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church and a life member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.  On May 27, 1887, Mr. McCartney married Adelaide Weinland, whose death occurred on November 7, 1928.  On November 6, 1930, he was married to Mrs. Fanny J. Daniels, who survives with a son, Walter E. McCartney of southwest of this city.  Also surviving are grand daughters, Mrs. Joseph C. Butler, of this city and Miss Jean McCartney of Richmond, and a great grandson, Jay Butler.   Two brothers preceded him in death.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 at the late home on E. Mechanic St.  Burial, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Submitted by Barb Huff

Monday, August 10, 1936
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Services for Victim of Automobile Accident to Be Held
At Late Home, 4 Miles Southwest of This City:
Mrs. McCartney, Who Leaves Husband And 2 Daughters,
Was on Way to Purdue University To Get Daughter When Accident Occurred
          Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha E. McCartney, 47, wife of Walter E. McCartney, who died in Witham hospital at Lebanon about 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon following an automobile accident will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the late home four miles southeast of this city.  She suffered a fractured cervical vertabra. Dr. J.W. McFall, pastor of the First M. E. church, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director. The accident occurred about ten miles north of Lebanon. Mrs. McCartney was on her way to Lafayette to get her daughter, Miss Doris Ellen, who is attending summer school at Purdue University.
          It was believed that a tire blew out on the McCartney car and that the automobile swerved from the highway and crashed into a utility pole. Death occurred before Mr. McCartney, accompanied by their daughter, Jean, and W.E. Hardin of this city, reached her bedside. Mrs. McCartney, prominently known throughout the county and state, was the daughter of Isaac and Alice Ensley Heck. She was born in Bartholomew county, June 5, 1889 and spent her girlhood in Shelbyville.  Her marriage to Mr. McCartney took place October 2, 1910 and for several years they made their home here. Later they moved to a farm, southwest of town. Mrs. Arthur Major, of Denver, Mrs. McCartney's sister, survives to mourn her loss with the husband and daughters. While home and family were always of first importance to Mrs. McCartney, her keen mind and busy hands found time to assist in a host of outside endeavors. She was a member of the First M.E. Church and active in its organizations. She had been a member of the Domestic Science Club for twenty-four years and of the Shara Lyke club of Shelby township since its organization thirteen years ago.
          Rural activities always merited her commendation and she had served the county Home Economics organization in many official capacities. Several years ago Mrs. McCartney wrote and directed a Home Economics pageant having a cast of two hundred persons which was successfully presented here.  Following the local presentation Purdue University obtained sole right to the play and it has since been presented in many Indiana counties, each rendition bringing its author deserved recognition.  She was particularly interested in the education of young girls and served for many years as,the leader of the Gradatim Four-H club. Through her efficient direction these young women have won many honors in local and state 4-H circles. Mrs. McCartney served on the local Girl Scout council and for the past two summers had most creditably directed the Girl Scout Camp.
          In 1931, Purdue University, in co-operation with the Farmers' Wife, a national magazine, awarded Mrs. McCartney the highest honor obtainable by farm women when she was made a Master Farm Homemaker. This distinction in recognition of outstanding home making and community service is given, unsought, to only a very limited number of rural women. For two years she served on the staff of the Indiana State Fair Girls' School and she was in demand as a judge of exhibits and a speaker on Home Economics topics. Mrs. McCartney was known as a kind and generous neighbor and a loyal friend to many and numerous regrets as to her untimely death have been voiced in all circles.
          Following preparation of the body for burial, it was removed today to the late home four miles southwest of town.
Submitted by Barb Huff

Wednesday, November 7, 1928
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Shelbyville Woman Passes Away Early Today After Several Weeks Illness
          Mrs. J. E. McCartney passed away at the family home in East Mechanic street at one-twenty o'clock Wednesday morning.  She had been confined to her bed for the past three weeks and was ill for a much longer period.  It was plainly evident, to the family for a number of days that her recovery was beyond medical skill.  Adelaide R. Weinland was born near Hope, Indiana, June 27, 1866, the daughter of William S. and Lydia A. Weinland, both deceased.  She was married to J. E. McCartney, at Hope, May 17, 1887, and resided there until September 1, 1890, when they removed to Shelbyville where she had since resided.  She is survived by the husband, one son, Walter E. McCartney, and two grand daughters, Doris Ellen and Jean Evelyn McCartney.  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Carrie E. Shank, of Indianapolis and two brothers, Edwin D. Weinland, of near Indianapolis and William A. Weinland, of near Hope.  She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCartney was an active member of the First M.E. Church and as her health would permit was active in different organizations of the church.  She was intensely interested in the work of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and was never happier than when engaged in the work. In her early life she was confirmed as a member of the Moravian Church at Hope and from this organization she absorbed the real missionary spirit that to her in all her after life was a real joy.  The funeral will be at the home, 47 East Mechanic street, Friday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. L.F. Freeland officiating, interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff

Friday, March 16, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth J. McCartney Died Yesterday Afternoon At
Four-thirty O'clock
          Mrs. Elizabeth J. McCartney, aged 79 years, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Edward McCartney, on east Mechanic street.  Death was due to a complication of dieseases from which she had been suffering for for the past few weeks.
          Mrs. McCartney was a native of Cincinnati, but following the death of her husband two years ago, she came to this city to make her home with her son.  She was born in Cincinnati, June 27, 1836, and at the age of fiteen years came to Shelby county, residing near Flat Rock for several years.
          Surviving beside the son, at whose home she died, is one sister, Mrs. Lona Compton, of Flat Rock.
          Mrs. McCartney was for many years an active member of the Flat Rock Methodist Church.
Short funeral services will be held here tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock at the son's home, Dr. W.F. Wykoff officiating.  The cortege will then leave for the Norristown M.E. Church, where services will be held, Rev. Mr. Thomas, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

Friday, September 12, 1913
Prominent Aged Resident of County Passed Away Thursday Evening.
          James McCartney, seventy-nine years old, died at his home in Flat Rock at four-twenty o'clock Thursday afternoon, following a lingering illness, due to a complication of diseases, the result of his advanced age.  His condition had been serious for the past few years and his death was not expected.  He had long been an invalid and had been totally blind for eight years.
          Mr. McCartney had many friends in the county and was one of its well known and highly respected residents. His widow, Mrs. Elizabeth McCartney, a son, Joseph E., of this city, and a brother, William, of Greenwood, survive him.
          The funeral services will be held at ten-thirty o'clock Saturday morning at his late residence, the Rev. A. E. Pierce, pastor of the M.E. church at Flat Rock officiating, and the interment will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
          [James was the son of]  James and Mary Ann McCartney both natives of Indiana, who were married in Jefferson county.
          The father of the former, also James McCartney, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and served thruout that struggle without even being wounded. In those days Indians were plentiful in southern Indiana, and many of them were hostile, and therefore when the grandfather went out to chop wood, his wife accompanied him carrying the ax while he was armed with a gun.
          Mr. McCartney's mother died in Jefferson county in 1844, and was buried there. His father married a second time and then removed to a farm near Greenwood, where both of them are buried. There were five children of the first union and Mr. McCartney was the only surviving member of the family. There were eight children of the second union, but only one survives.
          Mr. McCartney became a resident of Shelby county in 1855. His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Wooley was solemnized February 12, 1859.  Three children were born to the union. After their marriage the couple lived for a short time in Bartholomew county, after which they returned to this county.
Submitted by Barb Huff

Monday, November 27, 1911
Interment Will be Made at Norristown --- Mrs. Daniel Bennett, Victim of Dread White Plague, Dead at Home Near Marietta. [Bennett article not included here - pmf]
          Ira  McCartney, formerly a well-known resident of this county, died Sunday morning at his ome in Bloomington, of heart trouble, aged forty-eight years.  Mr. McCartney's death was unexpected, but he had been in failing health for some time, and his relatives had realized for some time that his condition was serious.
          Mr. McCartney was born and reared in this county in the vicinity of Flat Rock and he had many friends in this county who will regret to hear of his death while he was yet in the prime of life.  He was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. James McCartney, of Flat Rock, and a brother of  J. E. McCartney, of this city.  Mr. McCartney's wife, who survives him, is a sister of  Edward Newton, of this city.  He also leaves six children, all of whom are at home with the exception of a son, Harry, who has ben serving as principal of the high school at Park City, Utah.  The son was notified Saturday of his father's critical condition and is now on his way home.  The funeral arrangements are awaiting his arrival, but it is known that the body will be brought to this city to be taken to the Norristown cemetery for interment.  Services will be held in this city following the arrival of the body after which it will be taken to Norristown.

Tuesday, November 28, 1911
          Short funeral services for the late Ira E. McCartney, whose death from heart trouble occurred at his home in Bloomington, Sunday morning, will be held there Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock, and the body will then be brought to this city.  It will arrive here at 3:52 o'clock Thursday afternoon and will be taken to the home of his brother, J. E. McCartney, 21 east Mechanic street, where the casket will be opened to friends from 7 to 9 o'clock Thursday evening.  Friday morning the body will be taken to the church at Norristown where funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. T. Scull, pastor of the West street M.E. church, of this city, and the interment will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of Hageman, Hawkins & Hendrickson.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

Thursday, September 14, 1905
John McCartney, Aged Seventy-Five, Takes Own Life
at His Home in Flat Rock.
Has Been Despondent Since The Death of His Wife Two Years Ago.
          John McCartney, a well known citizen of Flatrock, shot and instantly killed himself at a few minutes before eleven o'clock Monday morning.
          His brother, Mr. James McCartney, and the wife of the latter have been making their home with the deceased lately, taking care of him. He has been almost an invalid for some time, and about a month ago fell and broke his hip, since which he has been confined to his bed. 
That morning Mrs. McCartney, had left the room, going into the kitchen to prepare dinner, leaving the two brother together.  As soon as she had left, the man who was seeking his own life asked his brother, who is almost blind, to get him a box which was on a small table in the room. Not knowing what the box contained, the brother gave it to the man, and immediately left the room.  In the box was a revolver.
          The man had been alone but a few moments when the sound of a shot rang out, and when Mrs. McCartney rushed into the room she found her brother-in-law lying in bed dead, the death having been instantaneous.
          Mr. McCartney has been despondent ever since the death of his wife about two years ago.  He has never been heard to threaten to take his life, but has frequently complained that he was a burden to every one because of his crippled condition, and that he had nothing to live for. 
Almost a year ago he tried to gain admittance to the Soldier's home but the application was delayed, and was placed on the shelf to await its turn.  Later, he concluded that he did not care to go to the Home and withdrew his application.
          The deceased was seventy-five years of age, and had lived in the neighborhood all his life. About seven or eight years ago he retired from his farm and since that time has lived in the town of Flatrock.  He has no children.
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

April 2, 1903
Mrs. McCartney Died at Flat Rock Sunday Night.
          Mrs. Martha McCartney, wife of John McCartney, died at the family home in Flat Rock Sunday night at 10:55 o'clock of lung fever, after a short illness, aged 65 years, 10 months and 10 days.
          Mrs. McCartney leaves a husband. Funeral will occur at 10:30 Tuesday morning in the church at Flat Rock, Rev. J. T. Scull officiating. Interment in the cemetery at Norristown. John W. White funeral director.

Thursday, December 20, 1888
          Ira McCartney's little four-year-old girl died Wednesday of measles.  She will be buried Thursday at Flatrock.  He has another child sick with the same disease.
[This little girl is Carrie Glen McCartney not "Samantha" as someone typed in the WPA Birth Index.  Ira and Effie McCartney are my grandparents -- Kathy Ridlen.]

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