Shelby  County  Indiana


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, September 19, 1949
Rites for Albert Mills
Friday Afternoon
          In poor health for the past year as the result of a heart ailment,  Albert A. Mills,  age 65, died at his home at 502 W. Washington st., this morning at 8:30 o'clock.
          He was born in Assumption, Ill., October 15, 1834, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. James Mills.  He married  Miss Bettie Anderson  on December 4, 1918, in Shelbyville and had lived in this city for the past 40 years.  He was employed by the New York Central railroad for many years as a rate clerk.  Mr. Mills was a member of the First Christian Church and the Modern Woodmen Lodge.
          Survivors include the widow, one son,  James L. Mills  of Muncie; four grandchildren and two sisters,  Mrs. Lena Oyler  of Decatur, Ill., and  Mrs. Clare Rees  of Lincoln, Kansas.
          Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. E. L. Ford at the Ewing mortuary.  Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon, July 27, 1925
Page 1 column 3
"Accidental Drowning"
Verdict Returned In Case Of Eugene Mills
          "Accidental drowning while wading in Blue River" is the verdict of Dr. George I. Inlow, coroner for Shelby county, on the death of  Eugene Mills, age thirteen, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mills, of west Washington street.  The report of the coroner has been filed with the clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court.  The Mills lad was drowned several days ago in Blue River at the west edge of the city.  The body was recovered after several hours search.   Witnesses who testified before the county coroner were Charles Goebel, assistant chief of police; Earl Ellis, local Salvation Army captain; James Mills, a brother of the drowned lad; Otto Wilson and Ulysses Watkins, who were with the Mills boys at the river.  The two Mills boys did not know how to swim, according to the story related by James Mills.  He said that he was on the bank putting on his clothing, when he saw his brother struggling in the water.  The lad called to the Wilson and Watkins boys, who jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the drowning boy.  They were unable to get him out, because of his struggles, which endangered them.  The boys put on some clothing and ran for aid. 
[Buried Forest Hill Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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