The  Shelbyville  News
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Pauline Louise Poer, 96, of Greenfield died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, Greenfield.
Born June 30, 1910, in Gwynneville, d/o  Lloyd "Doc" and Vonnie (Shelton) Hayes.
Married  Rupert Poer  on June 18, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1982.
Survivors include several cousins and several close friends.
Preceded in death by her parents.
Homemaker and had been employed with Blue River Canning Co. in Morristown.
Graduated in 1928 from a high school in Florida.
Member of Greenfield Christian Church, 75-year member of Order of Eastern Star in Morristown; Jolly Dozen, Pollyanna Federated and Priscilla clubs, all in Morristown.
Attended Morristown Christian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and was a former member of Gwynneville Christian Church, where she was baptized.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown, with the Rev. Nick Keaton officiating.
Interment:  Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 18, 1982
Rupert Poer,  69, Greenfield; former Morristown resident, died Saturday.
Retired from Hancock County Farm Bureau; member Greenfield Christian church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, U.S. Navy veteran.
Born 5 May 1913, Greenfield; married  Pauline Hayes, surviving.
Also surviving:  sister, Eileen Matlock;  brother, Ray Poer.
Burial Asbury Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, August 8, 1961
Mrs. Maggie H. Poer, 81, died Monday. Resident of Morristown and Gwynneville communities since her childhood.
Born Inka, IL, 28 Sep 1879, d/o  John B. and Celina Hayes.  Married  Chauncey K. Poer  29 Aug 1901. Widowed 30 Nov 1952.  Surviving:  daughter, Mrs. O. L. (Lois) Hauk;  son, Ben Poer;  sister, Mrs. Ernest (Ethel) Bond;  brother, C. L. Hayes; half-sister, Mrs. Roberta Henson.
Member Order of Eastern Star, Morristown Christian Church.
Burial Hanover Cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Ind.
Thursday, December 4, 1952
(weekly paper)
C. K.  POER,  74,  DIES  AT  HOME
Chauncey K. Poer, 74, retired Shelby Co farmer, home in Gwynneville, Sunday.
Born 2 Oct 1878, Shelby Co, s/o  Joseph V. and  Georgia Spurrier Poer.  Married  Maggie H. Hayes  Aug 1901.  Widow survives w/2 children,  Mrs. Otra Hauk  and  Ben Poer;  twin brother  David Poer;  brother  Rev. J. E. Poer.
Member Gwynneville Christian Church.
Burial Hanover cem.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Monday, April 1, 1946
Rites This Afternoon for
Morristown Man
          Claude J. Poer,  retired farmer who would have observed his 70th birthday Sunday, died suddenly at his home in Morristown at 12:50 o'clock Saturday morning.
          Mr. Poer was a member of the Morristown Christian Church and had been teacher of the Business Men's class of the church for several years.  He also was active in affairs of the Shilo Christian Church near Morristown.
          He was born south of Gwynneville on March 31, 1876, the son of  Joseph and  Georgia Poer.  The widow, Mrs. Bertha Poer, survives with four children,  Mrs. Irene Hamilton,  Rupert  and  Roy Dwight Poer, of Greenfield, and  Miss Earle Poer, of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are three brothers,  Chauncey  and  David Poer, of Gwynneville, and  Jacob Poer, of Bryan, Ohio.
          Funeral services will be held at the L. V. Hauk funeral home today at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Herschel M. Reed of Greenfield and Rev. M. F. Harmon, Jr., officiating.  Burial will be made in the Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed  by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, November 3, 1914
        DIED  OF  CANCER
Since Going to Home of  Mrs. Hoover
Woman Told But Little Concerning Herself
--- Funeral Wednesday.
          At seven o'clock last Friday night, during the rain storm, a feverish knock was heard at the door of the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoover,  56 East Jackson street.  The knock was answered by Mr. Hoover, who on opening the door found the shaking form of an aged woman.  The woman, a stranger, drenched to the skin, explained that she had no place to go, was cold and hungry and sick.  She begged to be allowed to work at the Hoover home a few days for her board or until she could regain her strength.
          At eleven-forty-five last night the stranger passed away singing, "Come, oh come, and take me home."  At the beginning of the song the woman's voice was low and shaking.  Gradually it grew weaker and there were long intervals between the words.  At last the song ceased and with a smile on her face the last breath was taken.
          Very little is known of the woman.  She gave her name as  Katherine Poor and stated that her home was far away.  The first morning after arriving at the Hoover home she was unable to arise from her bed.  A cold contracted from her wandering in the rain had caused a high fever.  For three days she lay praying to God to let her died, saying that she was prepared to go and had nothing to live for.  "Please God, end my sufferings," she said over and over.
          On Tuesday, after lying for two hours without moving she suddenly jumped to her feet and grabbing a broom attempted to sweep.  Mrs. Hoover told her to go back to bed, but she insisted on working, saying that she wanted to earn her living; that she was afraid Mrs. Hoover would send her to the poor house.
          The funeral services will be held at nine-thirty o'clock Wednesday morning.  The body will be buried at City Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
April 12, 1907
Well-Known and Representative
Hanover Township Farmer
Passes Away.
          Joseph V. Poer, one of the representative farmers of Hanover township, died at his home at Gwynneville, Wednesday evening at nine o'clock, after an illnes[sic] of several months.  A complication of diseases caused his death.
          Mr. Poer was born in Cass county, Michigan, April 19, 1846.  The parents of Mr. Poer came to Henry county, Indiana, from North Carolina, in 1835.  From there they removed to Michigan in 1839.  Mr. Poer was left an orphan when yet a small boy and lived from many years in different parts of the state.  In September, 1863, he enlisted in the United States army and was a member of Company F, 51st Indiana Volunteers.  He served until the end of the war and was honorably discharged.  He was wounded at the battle of Nashville, December 16, 1865.
          After the war he came to this county and with his brother, Edward, purchased a small farm in Union township.  He has lived a model Christian life and was highly respected by all who knew him.  He was a member of the G.A.R. and took an active part in all its affairs.  He accumulated considerable real estate and was the owner of several fine farms at the time of his death.  He was married in 1871 to  Miss Georgie E. Spurrier.  Besides the widow he leaves three sons, David E., former representative;  Chauncey C.  and  Jacob E. Poer.
          The funeral will be held at the Christian church in Gwynneville, Saturday morning, at 10 o'clock, the Rev. A. Burns will preach the sermon.  The interment will be in the Asbury cemtery[sic].
[Note:  Family history states that siblings Sarah E., Edward and Joseph Vanbuskirk Poer came to Shelby Co, IN, in 1853 to live with their paternal aunt, Sarah Poer McCombs Bollibaugh, after their parents died.-pmf]
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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