Shelby  County  Indiana
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Medsker


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Mon  Jan. 19, 1931
Week's Illness Causes Death
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Jesse D. Medskere, Age 72 Years
Was Victim Of Paralysis
Sunday Morning
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Hold Funeral Tuesday
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          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  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, January 1, 1897
Volume XXXVII, Number 25
Page 6, column 2
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BENGAL
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          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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