Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 30, 1916
(From Saturday's Daily.)
           Joseph Boehning,  of this city, received word today that  Mrs. Anna Ruhlman Munson, 38 years old, wife of  Ray Munson, had died of toxic poisoning at her home in Kankakee, Ill., this morning, after an illness of one week.  The body will be brought to the home of her father, Henry Ruhlman,  near St. Vincent, and the funeral and burial will take place Monday morning, the services to be held at the St. Vincent church.  Mr. Munson and family left three ten years ago for Indianapolis and then went to Kankakee.  The husband, three daughters and two sons survive.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
           Albert Munson, aged about seventy years, died at his home in Hendricks township at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.  He is well known throughout Shelby county.  Funeral notice will be given later.  the remains are in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
May 12, 1892
Little Etta Munson, of Smithland,
Accidentally Killed Herself.
From Daily Democrat, Thursday, May 5th.
          A most distressing accident occurred at Smithland yesterday afternoon, at the residence of  Dr. and Mrs. I. W. Trees.  Two daughters of  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Munson, neighbors of the Trees family, went into their residence between four and five o'clock, presumably to play with a little son of the family.  Dr. Trees was in this city and Mrs. Trees had also left the premises, and their boy had not returned from school.  The children, whose ages respectively are three and five, espied a shot-gun in a corner of the apartment, and little Etta, the younger, dragged it from its place and started across the room with it.  A loud report followed her action, and the babe fell to the floor mortally injured.
          Young Charley Trees was just entering the house, as was proven by a boy named  Fred Ross, and he hurried into the room.  The wounded child had fallen face downward upon the floor, and the gun lay across her chest and limbs.  The lad carried her body out into the yard, but life was wholly extinct.  The report of the gun attracted the attention of the neighbors, and soon the house was filled with sorrowing friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Munson were notified and their grief was indeed pitiable.  Dr. and Mrs. Trees are deeply distressed over the affair, but no blame can in anywise attach to them.  The unfortunate occurence was simply unavoidable, and they are in no-wise responsible.
          Coroner Bruce held an inquest last evening, and his examination developed the fact that one barrel of the gun had been discharged, the head entering the back just under the shoulder blade, making a hole in the little one's body as large as a silver half dollar. he also returns a verdict of accidental death.
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The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, May 16, 1890
Volume XXX, Number 47
Page 5, column 1
          David Munsen [sic],  aged nineteen, was killed by lightning Monday afternoon while riding on a load of hay near Shelbyville.  One of the horses was killed, the wagon torn to pieces and the hay set on fire.
Note:  The Indiana WPA Death Index, 1882-1920, referencing Book H-20, page 3, records that David E. Munson, an 18 year old white male, died 12 May 1890 in Shelby County.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry

The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, August 15, 1888
          Polly Munson  died at the residence of  Mrs. Courtney, in Hendricks township, last evening at 5 o'clock, aged eighty-one years.  The funeral services will be held to-morrow at 9:30 o'clock at the house, the Rev. John Reece officiating.  Burial at the city cemetery by D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
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An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
December 22, 1871
Page 3
MUNSON, John Allen / Accidental death of, in Shelby Co.
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