Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
July 26, 2013
Page 2
Don  Travis  Mitchell
          Don Travis Mitchell,  80, of Marlborough, Mass., passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
          Don was born in Waldron to  Louis Eck Mitchell  and  Josephine Mylin Mitchell  on Dec. 25, 1932.  He graduated from Waldron High School in 1950 as valedictorian of his class.  He earned a bachelor's degree from Wabash College in Crawfordsville in 1954.  He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta social fraternity there.  He received a teaching assistantship at Purdue University where he earned a master's degree in mathematics.  He returned to Wabash College and taught mathematics before he started his career with IBM.  After he retired he tutored students in mathematics.
          Don met his wife,  Aida Colon Mitchell  at Purdue University.  They had four children,  Dr. Jennifer Rubio  and  Mara Mitchell,  both of Milford, Mass.,  David  (wife,  Marion) Mitchell ofMarlborough and  Stuart Mitchell  of Florida.  He is survived by two grandchildren,  Stephanie Kushner  (husband Barry) and  Douglas Mitchell;  two great-grandchildren,  Gavin and  Travis Kushner; older brother,  John Thomas Mitchell  of Monmouth, Ill.; and younger sister,  Mary Ellen Mitchell Heuer  of Greenfield.
          Don was preceded in death by his parents and older sister,  Shirley Ann Mitchell Lott.
          Aida is of Latin descent and Don became fluent in Spanish.  The family traveled to Spain, Mexico, Columbia and the Canary Islands from their homes in the Boston area.
          Don's final gift was to donate his body to Boston University School of Medicine for the training of doctors and for cancer research.
          He will be greatly missed.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 3, 2010
Meredith E. “Mert” Mitchell, 75, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010,  Columbus.
Born Nov. 15, 1934, Johnson County, to  Royden and Frances (Medsker) Mitchell.
Married  Patricia “Pat” Hasecuster  on March 19, 1957, and she survives.
Other survivors:  son, Ron Mitchell of Shelbyville; daughter,  Lou Ann (Philip) Woodall of Shelbyville; sister, Jean L. (David) Wilson of Needham; and grandchildren,  Lindsey Turner,  Lauren Woodall,  Kylee Mitchell and  Kyle Mitchell.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Lifelong resident of this area.
Self-employed farmer all his life and a fuel truck driver for Hardin Oil Co. for six years.
U.S. Army veteran.
Graduated from Boggstown High School in 1952.
Attended Edinburgh Nazarene Church and was a member of Johnson County Antique Tractor Association.
Loved restoring antique tractors; enjoyed farming; and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Revs. Gale Ashby and Doug Wright officiating.
Burial:  Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Johnson County.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana or Edinburgh Church of the Nazarene.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kokomo  Tribune
July 8, 1975
Page 5
          Shelbyville---- Frederick (Ted) Mitchell,  57, died early Saturday morning at his home of natural causes.  Born June 13, 1918 in Kokomo, he was the son of  Fred and Lola Terwelliger Mitchell.  Surviving are one brother,  Charles F. Mitchell  of Kokomo and two sisters,  Mrs. Theodore (Janet) Clements  of Manilla and  Mrs. Jesse (Mary) Hickman  of Morristown.  Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Carmony Funeral Home here with the  Rev. Wayne Bozell officiating.  Burial was in Brookside Cemetery in Windfall.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The Shelbyville News
Saturday, January 11, 1964
“ Decatur County Farmer, 55,
Dies Suddenly
          John W. Mitchell, 55, R. R. 7, Greensburg, and formerly of near St. Paul, died ... Friday at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  Mr. Mitchell had not been ill until earlier yesterday morning.
          He was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge 217 and the United Brethren Church of St. Paul.  [He] was born in Rush County Feb. 18, 1908, a son of  Fred and Charity (Cuskaden) Mitchell. He was married on April 2, 1935, to  Thelma Dale. Mr. Mitchell had been a farmer all of his life.
          Surviving besides the widow are nine children:  Charity Mitchell  of Chicago;  Mrs. Cleo (Mary Alice) Narwold, Batesville;  John  of Indianapolis, and  Marjorie,  Carol,  Beth,  George,  Frank  and  Bill, all at home; a brother, Malcolm  of Shelby County; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Mildred) Wagoner  of Waldron; ...
          Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the J. H. Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Greensburg, with Rev. Frank Bradburn officiating.  Burial will be at the Van Pelt cemetery ..."
Condensed and submitted by Don T. Mitchell, grand nephew of Charles Frederick 'Fred' Mitchell (1882-1942), Noble Twp. farmer and father of John William Mitchell (1908-1964)

The Shelbyville News
Saturday, December 26, 1959
“ Death Claims Allen Mitchell
Waldron Man Dies at Indianapolis Coliseum
          Allen W. Mitchell, 54, resident of Waldron and a quality control engineer at Chambers Aircraft Corporation ... died suddenly of a heart attack Friday ... while attending wrestling matches ...
          Mr. Mitchell, a former employee of General Motors Corp., had spent most of his life in Shelby county but was born in Rush county November 28, 1905.  His parents were  Charles Frederick and Charity Ann (Cuskaden*) Mitchell.  He was married August 31, 1940, to  Eunice Armstrong  who survives with one sister and two brothers -- Mrs. Floyd (Mildred) Wagoner  and  Malcom F. Mitchell of Waldron and  John W. Mitchell  of Greensburg.
          [He] was a member of the Waldron Methodist Church, Waldron Masonic Lodge, Baldwin Commandery, Knights Templar, and the local Toastmasters Club.
          Members of the Masonic Lodge will participate in funeral services Monday ... at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul.  Rev. Ross Vandine, assisted by Rev. Branson Morgan, will officiate and burial will be in the VanPelt cemetery. ..."
Condensed and submitted by Don T. Mitchell, grand nephew of  Charles Frederick 'Fred' Mitchell (1882-1942), Noble Twp. farmer and father of  Allen Wright Mitchell (1905-1959)

The  Shelbyville  News
September 8, 1951
Truck, Two Autos
Collide on 421;
Funeral Rites Set
          Funeral services were arranged today for  Chester E. Mitchell,  54, 932 S. Pike St., the thrid person to die as a result of automobile accidents this year on Shelby county highways.
          MITCHELL  WAS  fatally injured in a spectacular three-vehicle collision last night on north U.S. Highway 421.  Dr. Roger F. Whitcomb,  county coroner, said Mitchell died enroute to Major Hospital within 30 minutes after the accident.  Death was caused by contusions to the left chest, multiple rib fractures and broken left arm.
          ALSO  INJURED  in the crash was  Norman Bell,  24, 102 St. Marys St., a passenger in the car driven by Mitchell, who suffered painful cuts and bruises but was not believed in serious condition.
          Sheriff Robert Meltzer  said today he planned a more thorough investigation of the accident in an attempt to clear up conflicting statements from other persons involved in the accident.
          The collision occurred about 10:15 p.m. approximately seven and one-half miles from the city.  The wreck blocked the road and tied up traffic in both directions for more than an hour.
          THE  OTHER  drivers involved were  Charles D. Hauk,  22, Fairland R.R. 1, and  Taylor Hughes,  31, a truck driver from Lincoln Heights, Ohio.
          Sheriff Meltzer said statements from Bell and Hughes indicated the accident happened when Mitchell, headed toward Indianapolis, swerved to the left to avoid hitting Hauk's auto which was said to be backing onto Mitchell's side of the road from a driveway.  Mitchell's car then collided almost head-on with Hughes' truck, headed toward Shelbyville, with all three vehicles becoming entangled.
          THE  SHERIFF  said Hauk offered a different story, claiming his car was in the driveway when the other two crashed.  Neither Hauk nor Hughes received serious injuries.
          Mitchell, who had been employed at the Shelby Desk Co. here before changing his employment to the International Harvester firm at Indianapolis seven years ago, was on his way to work.
          He drove to work only once a week, on Fridays, and rode with other drivers the rest of the time.  The Mitchells had celebrated the accident victim's birthday yesterday and had planned for a vacation trip on Monday.
          FUNERAL  RITES  for Mr. Mitchell will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the West St. Methodist Church where he was a member of the Bible Class.  Rev. R. A. Shumaker  will officiate and burial, in charge of the Murphy Funeral Home, will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Firends may call at the late home after 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
          Mr. Mitchell was born in Shelbyville on Sept. 7, 1897, the son of  Stewart and  Elizabeth (Sandefur) Mitchell.  On Dec. 21, 1921, he married  Josephine D. Moore  of this city who survives with a daughter,  Mrs. Robert Weintraut,  city, and two sons,  Rev. Ray Mitchell,  Yeoman, Ind., and  Rev. Rex Mitchell,  Willisburg, Ky.
          Also surviving are a sister,  Mrs. Lena Oaks,  city, a brother,  Ross Mitchell,  rural route 5, and four grandchildren.  Another sister,  Mrs. Henry Gourley,  preceded him in death a year ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 16, 1937
Page 2 column 4
                IS  HELD  TODAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell,
Well Known Waldron Resident,
Passed Away Saturday
          Funeral services were held at three o’clock this afternoon at the late home of  Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell, widow of  William A. Mitchell, who died at her home in Waldron at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon.  The Rev. Amos Bastin, pastor of the Waldron M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member, officiated. Charles M. Ewing was in charge of burial in VanPelt Cemetery.
          Mrs. Mitchell’s death was due to complications following an accident in her home in February 1936, at which time her right hip was fractured.  She was seventy-four years old at the time of her passing.
          The deceased was the daughter of  Solomon and Mary Kanouse Leffler,  and was born in Decatur county, Indiana on April 21, 1863.  On December 22, 1891 she was married to  William A. Mitchell,  who preceded her in death.  One son, John, was born to this union, and survives in Waldron.
          Other survivors are one grandson, three step-sons,  George Mitchell, of Waldron,  Charles Frederick Mitchell, of Noble township, and  Dr. E. T. Mitchell, of Romney, Indiana; two step-daughters,  Mrs. J. E. Keeling, Waldron, and  Mrs. Elmer Amos, Shelby township; one sister,  Mrs. John [Susan] Reiger, of St. Paul; one brother,  Jacob Leffler, St. Paul, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Dorcas class of the Waldron M.E. church.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 11, 1933
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Mary E. Mitchell, who died at her home at 334 south Miller street at 3:45 o'clock Saturday evening, will be held at the West street M. E. church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon, following brief services at the late home at 1:30 o'clock.  Rev. R. R. Cross, former pastor here, and Rev. T. E. Adams, pastor of the West street church, are to officiate.
          Burial will be in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Mitchell's death came as a great shock to hundreds of friends throughout the community, for the seriousness of her condition had not been realized.  She had been ill for only a week, suffering from bronchial pneumonia.
          Born in Hendricks township. March 16, 1852, she was at the time of death eighty-one years, one month and twenty days of age.  She had resided in the county throughout her lifetime.  On November 30, sixty-two years ago, whe was united in marriage to  Mr. [James K. Polk] Mitchell, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1924, after they had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
          Mrs. Mitchell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles [Cora] Jackson, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Bert [Dora] Miller, of 420 west Taylor street; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild;  Roberta Nelis, a niece, whom she reared; one brother, William Nelis, of Hendricks township; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Dugan  and  Mrs. Sallie Henley, both of this city, and several other nieces and nephews.
          The deceased was a charter member of the West street M. E. church and had been a devoted member.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell, great great grandson of  George Washington Mitchell, first cousin to James K. Polk Mitchell

Tipton, Indiana newspaper
Tuesday evening, July 9, 1929
Dodridge Mitchell Served in the
70th Regiment Under Harrison
Pioneer of Wildcat Township
Came to County 60 Years Ago.
          Tuesday morning at his home in Windfall, where he has been ill but one week, Dodridge Mitchell succumbed to an attack of stomach and gall duct trouble, aggravated by his ceaseless devotion to his invalid wife who is suffering from an injury to her hip received in a fall.  Death came quietly to this long time resident who was surrounded by relatives and friends and loving hands did everything possible to ease the last minutes.  "He was a man" might well be said of Dodridge Mitchell, who if he ever harmed anyone did it unintentionally, as he was one of the outstanding men of intregrity of the county.
          Funeral services for the veteran will be held at the late home in Windfall Thursday morning, Rev. Polly Couch Bowman, a life time friend of the deceased being in charge.  Rev. L. R. Gray will assist in the services.  The funeral has been fixed for 10 o'clock and burial will take place in the Phlox cemetery.
          Dodridge Mitchell was one of 14 children born to  Fielding and Mary (Alley) Mitchell, his father being a native of North Carolina and his mother of Decatur county.  All but one sister, Mrs. William Landingham, of Shelby county are deceased.
          He was born in Shelby county April 27, 1842 and on August 4, 1862, he volunteered as a member of Company B, 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Colonel Benjamin Harris[on] at that time in charge.  He served until the close of the war, being discharged at Indianapolis, July 9th, 1865, his death occurring on the 64th anniversary of his discharge from service.   Most of his service was with the army of the Cumberland and he was in active service from the time his regiment entered Kentucky uintil the close of the war.
          Beginning with the fight at Russellville, Ky., he participated in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, New Hope church, Peachtree Creek, Burnt Hickory and Atlanta, he went with General Sherman on his famous march "from Atlanta to the sea'' and after a short stay at Savannah, he with his command went up in the state of North Carolina, participated in the battle of Goldsboro, and while pursuing the retreating enemy a few days later learned that Lee had surrendered his army of Virginia to Gen. Grant at Appomattox on the 9th day of April, 1865, and the federal army of which his regiment formed a part in that section of the country ceased fighting and marched by way of Richmond, Va., to Washington City, a distance of nearly 300 miles where they witnessed the grand review of the army, were paid off and sent to Indianapolis to be mustered out.  During the entire service the only time he felt the effects of a rebel missile was the the battle of New Hope church, when part of rebel shell struck his gun while in the act of firing, broke the stock from his gun barrel, turned him over and rendered him unconscious for a while.  But in a very short time he was as good as ever.
          After returning from the army he concluded that it would be nice to have a home of his own, and on the 26th day of July, 1866, was married to  Miss Elizabeth Phillips, in the vicinity of the old homestead, and by this union there were two children, both sons, born, they being  Jesse  and  Grant Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell with his family in 1871, left Rush County and located on an 80 acre farm near Curtisville, which is now owned by Lee Goodwin.  Later on he sold this farm and bought a farm two and a half miles east of Windfall.  In 1903 he bought and moved to a nice home on South Independence street in Windfall, where he and his wife have since resided.
          Jesse Mitchell preceded the father to the grave, and the one son, Grant Mitchell  resides on a farm east of Windfall.  Besides the wife, son and sister, the veteran is survived by a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
          Dodridge Mitchell and his wife shortly after their marriage joined the Methodist Episcopal church, and both husband and wife were sterling Christians.  After removing to this county they placed their membership with the Friends church in the Hazel Dell community and were its staunch supporters.
          The passing of this veteran is a matter of general regret and removes another of the old residents and one who helped to preserve the Union.  His death is one which will be mourned by many."
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 21, 1926
G. W. Mitchell, Age 87, Passes Away
At Daughter's Home Near Geneva
          George W. Mitchell, age 87, a highly respected and well known citizen of Shelby county, died at 3:30 Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Brooks, of south of Geneva.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Mitchell was born May 30, 1840, and had lived in Noble township since early childhood.  His wife preceded him in death twenty-seven years ago.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brooks, at whose home he died, and  Mrs. Huldah Howard  of Greensburg, and two sons, Alonzo Mitchell, of Indianapolis, and  Will Mitchell, of Franklin.
          The deceased was a member of the Bethel Baptist church.  Until ill health prevented, he was a regular attendant and took an active part in church affairs.  Mr. Mitchell was an estimable man and held in high esteem by many friends and relatives.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Bethel Baptist church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. J. H. Miller, pastor of the Greensburg Baptist church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Copeland cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  Friends are requested to kindly omit flowers.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 17, 1924
          Residents of Shelby county will regret to learn of the death of  William A.[lexander] Mitchell, seventy-one years, eleven months and thirteen days old, prominent resident of Waldron, which occurred at 10 o'clock Wednesday night, from heart trouble with which he had suffered for the past few months.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Waldron M. E. church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. R. O. Pearson, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Charles Ewing, funeral director.
          Mr. Mitchell was born in Noble township, May 3, 1852, the son of the late Washington Mitchell and wife, pioneers of Shelby county.  Early in life he was united in marriage with  Margaret Elizabeth Allen  and to this union seven children were born, three sons and two daughters of whom survive.  The sons are  George W. Mitchell, of Waldron;  Dr. Edgar T. Mitchell, of Romney, Ind.;  Charles Frederick Mitchell, of Noble township, and the daughters are  Mrs. Bertha A. Amos, of near this city, and  Mrs. Mary J. Keeling, of Waldron.  Mrs. Mitchell died Jan. 31, 1890, and on Dec. 23, 1891, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Leffler.  To this union one son, John W. Mitchell  was born and with  Mrs. Mitchell survives the father.
          Mr. Mitchell had always followed the occupation of farmer, but thirteen years ago retired and moved from his farm in Noble township to Waldron, where he had since resided.  He was a devoted member of the Waldron M. E. church and was affiliated with the Sulphur Hill Knights of Phythias lodge, being a charter member.  Being a man possessed of characteristics of the highest type, it is no wonder that Mr. Mitchell endeared himself to all who knew him and his death is a great loss to the Waldron community, where he was well liked by every one.
          Besides the widow, daughters and sons, Mr. Mitchell is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Sexton, of Terre Haute; two half-brothers, John Swanigan*, of Rushville, and  Thomas Swanigan*, of Kokomo, and fourteen grandchildren.
          The Sulphur Hill K. of P. lodge will officate at the funeral services.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell, great grandson of  W. A. Mitchell
* means corrected by DTM

The  Shelby  Democrat
Friday, March 4, 1924
          James P. Mitchell, lifelong and prominent resident of this county, died at his home at Miller and Taylor streets, at 12:50 a. m. today.  Death was the result of complication of diseases incidental to advanced age.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon at the West St. M. E. church with the Rev. L. C. Murr officiating.  Interment will be made on the family lot at Forest Hill in charge of  C. F. Fix & Son.
          Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late  Fielding  and  Mary Mitchell  who were pioneers of Shelby county.  He was born Feb. 4, 1846, at the old Mitchell homestead, southwest of this city.  He was by trade a carpenter and many homes in this city and county stand today as proof of his ability in this line.  Mr. Mitchell had been a resident of Shelby county his entire life and for 43 years had resided in Shelbyville.
          He was united in marriage with  Miss Emma Nelis, Nov. 30, 1871, they having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1921.  The married life of  Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell had been ideal, each being devoted to the other.  Mr. Mitchell was a member of the West St. M. E. church for many years.
          To this union two daughters were born, both of whom, Mrs. Cora Jackson, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Dora Milller, of Shelbyville, are left with the widow to mourn his loss.  Besides the widow and two daughters, he is survived by one brother, Doddridge Mitchell, of Windfall, Ind., a niece, Roberta Nelis, who had lived at the Mitchell home since the time she was three years old; two grandsons, Everett  and  Vorie Jackson, of Indianapolis, and one great-grandson, Marvin Jackson, whom he loved as his own child.  Several nieces and nephews also survive Mr. Mitchell.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell, great great grandson of  George Washington Mitchell, first cousin to  James K. Polk Mitchell

The  Indianapolis  Star
probably 1917
In Memoriam
          Mr. James A. Mitchell  passed away at the Soldiers' Home, Lafayette, Ind., March 1, 1917, ...  aged 87 years, 11months and 20 days.  Born in Henry county, Kentucky, March 11,1830.  He had been twice married, his first union being in September, 1849, in Brown county, Indiana, to  Mary Skidmore,  who was born in Kentucky, March 17,1830, and passed to a higher life in 1860.  The children of this marriage were:  John, of Indianapolis;  William, of Rush county,  Adaline, of Edinburg, and  Susan, deceased.
          He was married, secondly, August 17, 1865, in Morgan county, Indiana, to  Rebecca Yocum.   The children of this marriage are  Harry, of Indianapolis,  Oliver, deceased;  Charles, deceased, and  Frank, of Richmond.
          When the war cloud settled over our country, he shouldered his musket, being enrolled July,1861,at Milford, Ind., as a private in Co. D, 7th Ind. V.I.  In January, 1863, he was ill and confined in the general hospital at Harwood four months and at Alexandria, three months, suffering from general debility.  His battle list includes some hard fought fields -- Green River, Fredericksburg, Antietam, second Bull Run, Slaughter Mountain, Uniontown, Shepardstown, and Chancellorsville.  He was honorably discharged February, 1864, at Alexandria.
          He enlisted August, 1846, in the 5th Ind. V. I., during the Mexican war and fought at Vera Cruz ... and spent sixteen months in the City of Mexico.
          The deceased leaves by his first marriage [see above], nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  By his second marriage, [see above] and four grandchildren.  He was a member of the Heath Memorial M. E. Church, one of its charter members, being one of the first to unite with the church.
The above clipping was found in the family Bible of  Jasper & Lavina (Mitchell) Heck  of Liberty Twp., Shelby Co., Indiana
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell, great great grandson of  George Washington Mitchell (1827-1855), storekeeper and farmer of Noble Twp., first cousin of  James.
Notes from Don:
(1)  James Alexander Mitchell  (1829-1917) was more likely born in south Gallatin (now Carroll) Co., Kentucky, near the Henry Co. border, the son of  William & Sarah 'Sally' (Rutherford) Mitchell.  This is where his grandparents, William & Lucy (Haydon) Mitchell  had settled on Four Mile Creek about 1819 with their 10 children.  He was named a grandson-heir in the Shelby Co. will (dated 1843, proved 1844) of his grandmother, Lucy.
(2)  Assuming the death date and the time lived in this obit are correct, his birth date computes to March 9, 1829, which agrees with census records.
(3)  James Alexander grew up mostly in Noble Twp.  His father moved to Brown Co. about 1847.  After his service in the Civil War, James moved his family to Addison Twp. (1870 census) and lived near his uncle  Fielding Mitchell, father of  Lavina (Mitchell) Heck.  This explains finding his obit in her Bible.  He must have been in the Shelby Co. vicinity earlier also, since he enlisted 1861at Milford.
(4)  "Ind. V.I." is an abbreviation for Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

The  Shelby  Democrat
April 25, 1912
          “Joseph* Mitchell, 80 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abraham Walker, four miles southwest of St. Paul, at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, from senility.  The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock from Bethel church, Rev. C. P. Hanna officiating.   Interment will be made in the Copeland Cemetery.  Deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Abraham (Lizzie*) Walker,  Mrs. Sherman (Celeste*) Monroe, and  Mrs. Asa (Eliza*) Legan.   Mrs. Monroe lives in Shelbyville.”
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell, a great great grandson of a first cousin to Joseph Mitchell
* means correction or additional information added by DTM.

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 25, 1912
          John [Joseph] Mitchell, 80 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abraham [Mary Elizabeth] Walker, four miles southwest of St. Paul, at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday morning, from senility.  The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock from Bethel Church, Rev. C. P. Hanna officiating.  Interment will be made in the Copeland cemetery.
          Deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Abraham [Mary Elizabeth] Walker, Mrs. Sherman [Celeste] Monroe  and  Mrs. Asa [Eliza C.] Legan.  Mrs. Monroe lives in Shelbyville.
Shelby County Marriages
Joseph Mitchell  &  Mary [Ann] Jones
September 26, 1851
Book 6   page 29
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Adams  County  Free  Press
Corning, Iowa
August 9, 1911
           Mrs. Edwin Mitchell  died at her home in Corning, .Iowa, August 5th, 1911, aged 70 years, 6 months and 6 days.  Elizabeth Jane Morris  was born near Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana.  At the age of 16 she was converted and joined the M. E. church, remaining a faithful member.  When 18 years of age she was married to  James Blake.  One child, John Blake, was born to this union.  James Blake enlisted in the Civil War and was killed in his first battle, after which Mrs. Blake married  William H. George on February 14, 1865.  Three children were born to this union.  Allie, the oldest, died at the age of 11 years;  Edgar L., of Toledo, Ohio, and  Harry, of Portland, Oregon, survive the parents.  Mrs. Mitchell leaves beside the children, one brother,  Isaac Morris, of Portland, Oregon, and one sister  Mrs. Mattie Westfall, of Collins, Mo., with numerous other relatives.  After the death of  William George  at Mason City, in the spring of 1895, deceased moved to Adams county, where she married  Edwin Mitchell  on October 11, 1898, and has since that time made Corning her home.  Mrs. Mitchell was injured in a runaway about seven years ago which resulted in the loss of her sight, but she bore her affliction without a complaint.  She gained a large circle of friends who unite in extending sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.  The funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Jay Kirkendall, and interment was made in the Walnut Grove cemetery.  Relatives who attended the funeral were:  Harry, a son, from Portland, Oregon;  Gladys George, who made her home with her grandparents for years and assisted in caring for her grandmother;  Mr. and Mrs. M. Barker and children.  Mrs. Barker is a niece of Mrs. Mitchell.
          Also  Frank Lawrence and family.
Contributed by Brent Heeren
Note:  Elizabeth Jane Morris lived in Hendricks Township, Shelby County, Indiana, at the time of the 1850 census.

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 26, 1905
          Mrs. Joseph [Mary Ann] Mitchell, who was reported last week as being very sick, passed away peacefully Tuesday.  Her death was the result of the ravages of cancer.  Funeral services were held at the Bethel Baptist Chapel Thursday.  She was buried in the Copeland cemetery nearby.
Shelby County Marriages
Joseph Mitchell  &  Mary Jones
September 26, 1851
Book 6   page 29
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday March 28, 1899
Page 3 column 2
          Susan M. Mitchell, wife of  George Mitchell, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William [Aurilla] Hall, near Geneva, Noble township, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 26, of paralysis, age 59 years, 11 months and 19 days.  She leaves five children, three daughters and two sons.  Funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at Geneva at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  Interment in the Copeland cemetery in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Decatur County Marriages
George W. Mitchell  &  Susan Margaret Jones
August 10, 1862
Book I   page 258
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, March 2, 1893
          Mrs. Mary Mitchell, died at her home near Morgantown, Johnson county, at 12 o'clock Sunday, February 26th, age 76 years.  Remains were brought to Boggstown where funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Rev. A. A. Pfanstiehl officiating.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 16, 1890
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          Died, the one-year old son of  Mrs. W. A. Mitchell, died at his mother’s residence in Noble township, at four o’clock Sunday evening, of brain fever.  The remains were buried at the Floyd Church at two o’clock Monday.  Services by the Rev. Hawkins. D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Floyd Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana
Charley Mitchell
January 8, 1890 – October 12, 1890
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The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
          We regret to learn of the death of  Mr. Mitchell,  of your city, as he was an aged and respected citizen.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, September 11, 1879
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          Mrs. William Mitchell,  a young married woman about 18 years old, who lives on the farm of  Henry Frederick,  in Jackson township, met with a horrible death on Tuesday last.  About 5 o'clock in the afternoon of that day she fell into the fire at her house while suffering from an epileptic fit, and before assistance could reach her was burned to death.  There was no one on the place at the time but a boy about 12 years of age, and he did not discover the accident in time to save Mrs. Mitchell's life.  When he reached her life was extinct.  The remains of the unfortunate woman were interred at Toner's Chapel, on yesterday..
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