Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Kokomo  Tribune
Howard County, Indiana
November 10, 1953
Page 2
          Mrs. Mary Elisabeth McCorkhill, 85, widow of  James McCorkhill, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital of complications incident to her years.  She went to the hospital from her home, 814 E. Valle Ave., about a month ago.  Mrs. McCorkhill was born in Ripley County, Sept. 13, 1868, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Flick.  She had lived in Kokomo since 1906.  Mr. McCorkhill  died here in 1938.  She was a member of the South Side Christian Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving are four children,  William McCorkhill,  Mrs. Lucile Jackson  and  Mrs. Iva Weaver, all of Indianapolis and  Glen McCorkhill  of Tipton, also one niece,  Mrs. Eva Joyce, Shelbyville.  There are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Ellers Funeral Home where services will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday.  The Rev. M. A. Madsen will officiate.  Burial will be in Crown Point Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Indianapolis  Sentinel
18 Jan 1881
          SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Jan. 17. -- The kind hearted and highly respected widow of  Albert McCorkle  died this morning.  She died of a broken heart -- grief for the loss of her husband.  The trying hour, mixed with so much woe, sadness and agony, was more than her generous heart could stand.  The shock was terrible; it affected both her mind and body, and death followed.  She was but thirty-two years of age, and previous to the death of her husband enjoyed excellent health.  One little girl alone is left, "Little Jessie," aged three years.  The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  National  Volunteer
April 13, 1853
          The daughter of  Mr. McKorkel, age 15, was burned to death on a brush heap in this place.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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