Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Sat. Nov. 26, 1966
Fairland Native Dies At Home
          Chester H. Poland, 77, 3311 E. 11th St., Indianapolis, a former Fairland resident, died at his home Friday morning of leukemia. Mr. Poland was a retired brickmason and superintendent of construction for the F. A. Wilhelm Construction Co Inc., of Indianapolis. The son of Albert and Melvina (Ellis) Poland, he was born in Moral Township Aug. 30, 1889.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret, and two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Smith, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Dr. Jo Ann Young, Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Charles Rule, Shelbyville, and two brothers, Raymond H. Poland of Rossville, Ill., and Dr. L. O. Poland, Big Rapids, Mich.
Services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Shirley Bros. Drexel Chapel, 4564 E. Tenth St., with burial in Washington Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after noon on Sunday.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 7, 1945
Parents Formerly Resided
in Shelby County
          Word had been received here that  Sgt. Harold H. Poland,  age 21, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond H. Poland,  of Rossville, former residents of Shelby county, was killed in a plane accident over England on February 15.
          Sgt. Poland was a nephew of  Mrs. Charles Rule,  of this city.  He enlisted in the Air Forces on September 7, 1941, and after serving in Australia, New Guinea and India, was returned to the United States for further training.  He was sent to the European theater in January as engineer on a B-29 Superfortress.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday April 28, 1909
Page 5 column 4
          Elizabeth Poland  died at the home of her son, Charles, on the old home place in Brandywine township, at 3 a.m. today, April 28, 1909, of old age and la grippe.  She was born June 27, 1827, making her age at the time of death 81 years, 10 months and 1 day.
           Elizabeth Bass  was united in marriage to  Nathaniel Poland  March 17, 1853.  Mr. Poland departed this life May 17, 1890. Unto this union was born seven children, six of whom survive her.  John H.,  William,  Albert,  Mrs. Mary E. Campbell,  Charles  and  Mrs. Belle Williams, of Indianapolis. She resided in this city seventeen years and removed her membership to the Christian church of this city.
           The funeral services will be held in the Brandywine M. E. church at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1909, Rev. Myers of this city officiating, assisted by Rev. Samuel Tomlinson, of Fairland.  The cortege will leave the house at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in the Brandywine cemetery in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by  Barb Huff  for Deborah

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