Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
August 2, 1969
          Robert Earl Medsker,  81, died of an apparent heart attack at his home Friday on R.R. 1, Franklin.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home in Franklin, where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.
          Mr. Medsker, a retired farmer, was born in Shelby County on Feb. 2, 1999, the son of  Johnathan J. and  Sarah Jane (Johnson) Medsker.  He was married Feb. 15, 1911, to  Alta Pierce,  and she survives.
          Other survivors are two daughters,  Miss Dorothy Medsker,  at home, and  Mrs. Otto (Mildred) Smith,  Raub; three grandchildren; a sister,  Mrs. Minnie Hall,  Franklin, and a brother,  Norton Medsker,  Waldron.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Mon  Jan. 19, 1931
Week's Illness Causes Death
Jesse D. Medskere, Age 72 Years
Was Victim Of Paralysis
Sunday Morning
Hold Funeral Tuesday
          Jesse David Medsker, age 72 years, died at his home, 119 Howard street, at four o'clock Sunday morning after suffering a stroke of paralysis one week ago.
          He was born in Hendricks township, Shelby county, on December 17, 1858, and was a life long resident of this county.
          He was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Medsker.   On March 10, 1917, he was married to Mrs. Rachael Mohr Osborne.
          Mr. Medsker was a member of the West Street M. E. church and was affiliated with the Norristown order of Masons.
          The widow, one step-daughter, Miss Missouri Osborne, at home; two brothers, Jonathan and  Noah Medsker and one sister,  Mrs. Mary Jones, all of Hendricks township, survive.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the West Street M. E. church with the Rev. T. E. Adams reading the service.  Burial will be in the Lewis Creek Baptist church cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Janet Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 23, 1915
(From Thursday's Daily.)
          Susanna Medsker,  daughter of  John and  Susan Horner,  was born in Shelby county April 3, 1860; died December 19, 1915, aged 55 years, 8 months and 16 days.  At the age of 16, she united with the M. E. church at Jollity in Johnson county.  Twenty-five years ago she entered the Geneva church by letter.  She was married February 20, 1881, to  Jessie D. Medsker,  who remains to mourn her loss.  She also leaves one sister,  Mrs. Mary Everd,  of Springfield, Ill.; two half-sisters,  Mrs. Alice Burk  and  Mrs. Irma Burch  of Effingham, Ill.; three half-brothers,  Charles and  George Horner,  of Waldron, Ind.  Her father, mother, brothers --  Morton,  Savanas and  William,  and sister,  Maggie  -- have preceded her to the great beyond.  She was a member of the Ladies' Aid Society and was always found will ing and ready to take part in any church work.  For a numer of years she was a teacher in the Sunday school and will be greatly missed by both young and old.  She was a good wife, a find friend and a good neighbor.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, January 1, 1897
Volume XXXVII, Number 25
Page 6, column 2
          Quite a number of friends of  Frank Medsker  attended his funeral Saturday at Mt. Pleasant.  Mr. Medskerís death was caused by blood poison caused by erysipelas of the hand, caused by being bit on the finger some time ago in a fight with his neighbors over a cream separator.  His left arm was amputated last Saturday a week, thinking that would save his life.  He died Dec. 23 at his home in Moral township.  He leaves a wife, father, three brothers, two sisters and a number of friends to mourn his loss.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

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