Shelby  County  Indiana


The   Shelbyville   News
Monday, October 26, 1970
Services at the Liberty United Methodist Church for Mrs. Anna Belle Porter, 63, of R.R.2, who died Saturday.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Rev. Raymond Chapman officiating.
Teacher at the Fountaintown Elementary School until her illness.  Member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Ladies Aid Society.  Member of the Marion Township B.P. Club.
Born in VanBuren Township May 25, 1907, d/o  Lawrence Owen and Tressie (Winton) Williams.  On January 30, 1937, married  Kenneth C. Porter, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Porter  and  Jerry Porter of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Sylbert Williams  and  Ralph Williams, Shelbyville, and  Garnet Williams, West Palm Beach, Florida.  A son and sister preceded in death.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 2, 1950
Marion Twp. Man,
66, Dies in Major
Hospital; Rite Set
          Harvey Porter,  66, well-known Shelby county retired farmer and a resident of Marion township, died at 11:50 o'clock last night at the Major Hospital from head injuries which authorities said were self-inflicted.  County Coroner Dr. C. J. Price said Mr. Porter had been in ill health for some time and apparently was despondent.  The coroner said his investigation showed Mr. Porter shot himself in the right temple with a .32 calibre revolver about 6:00 p.m. yesterday.  Dr. Price indicated he would return a verdict of death by self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
          MR.  PORTER,  who had retired from farming about six years ago, was found about 6:15 p.m. yesterday in a barn at his home on the old Morristown road, near Marion.  He was found by  Mrs. Bert Silverthorn  and the revolver was lying nearby, the report said.  Mr. Porter was rushed to the hospital in the Ewing ambulance.
          Born near Madison on October 8, 1883, he was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. James Porter.  He was married to  Mary Lowe  in 1905 and she preceded him in death in 1921.  He was married to  Mrs. Grace Fox  in 1922 and she survives along with five children.  They are  Kenneth Porter  of Marion township,  Mrs. Ruby Plahn  of Los Angeles, Calif.,  Mrs. Lois Kennedy  of Arlington and  Mrs. Dortha Fair  and  Mrs. Beatrice Sawyer,  both of this city.
          ALSO  SURVIVING  are a step-daughter,  Mrs. William Bassett,  nine grandchildren, two step-children and two brothers,  Phillip  of Indianapolis and  Robert  of Lafayette.
          Mr. Porter had been a resident of the county for the past 40 years and had engaged in farming up to the time he retired.  He was a member of the Liberty Evangelical U.B. Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, with Rev. John Lewis, former church pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Manilla cemetery in charge of the Ewing Mortuary.  Friends may call at the late home after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, October 25, 1926
Page 8  column 1
Mrs. Suzanne Porter Aged Resident
of Bartholomew County
Died Saturday.
          Funeral services for  Mrs. Suzanne Porter,  ninety-six years old, well known resident of Bartholomew county, who died at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. U. R. Fishel  of Hope Saturday evening, were held at the Moravian church this afternoon and burial was made in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Porter was well known in this city, having visited her granddaughter,  Mrs. S. E. Chandler,  of west Franklin street, on numerous occasions.  She was one of the oldest residents of Bartholomew county and had many friends, who will regret to learn of her death.  She had spent practically her entire life in Bartholomew county.
          Mrs. Porter is survived by one sister,  Mrs. Richman,  of Indianapolis and seven grandchildren namely, Mrs. Chandler, of this city, Mrs. U. R. Fishel, of Hope, at whose home she died;  Mrs. H. A. Pappas  and  Mrs. H. E. Cook,  of North Carolina; the  Rev. R. E. Shields,  of Mountain Lake, N. J.;  Mrs. A. E. Addison  and  William Porter,  of Columbus.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday august 9, 1924
Page 1 column 6
Mrs. Sarah M. Porter Passed Away Today
After Four Years of Ill Health
          Mrs. Sarah M. Porter, widow of the late Charles Porter, died at 11 a.m. today at her home one mile west of Flat Rock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases incident to advanced age.  Mrs. Porter was in ill health for the past four years and seriously ill only yesterday, the day preceding her death.
          Mrs. Porter was the daughter of Martin J. and Elmira Warner and was born on September 15, 1846, being seventy-seven years old at the time of her death.  She was the last of a family of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. Warner and was born at Flat Rock, at which place she resided her entire life. For forty-eight years, she resided in the home in which she died.
          On August 1, 1867, Sarah Warner became the wife of Charles A. Porter. To this union eight children were born, five sons and three daughters, four sons of whom survive, Robert G., of Los Angeles,  C. S.,  William M.  and  W. L. Porter, at home.  Mr. Porter preceded his wife in death by nine years.
          Besides her sons, Mrs. Porter is survived by twelve grandchildren, two nieces and six nephews.  Her long life in the community made her a well known resident and she was esteemed highly by all who knew her.  Since sixteen years of age she was a member of the St. George Lutheran church, in Jackson township.
          The funeral will be held from the late home at 9:30 o’clock Monday morning, Rev. T.G. Goodwin, of the Flat Rock church will officiate.  Interment will take place in the family lot at Flat Rock cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son.
          Friends may call at the home at any time up to the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday March 5, 1915
Page 1 column 2
Had Been in Poor Health For Four Years    
         – Was Civil War Veteran
          Charles A. Porter, aged seventy-three years, died at four o’clock this morning at his home one mile west of Flat Rock.  His death was caused by hardening of the arteries and followed a serious illness of four weeks.  He had been in poor health for the past four years.
          Mr. Porter was born in Darke county, Ohio.  He served during the Civil war in the Eighth Ohio infantry.  After the war he went to Utah, where for two years he was a tutor in a Mormon family.  For three years he studied medicine and law at his old home, Greenville, Ohio.  He then moved to this county and opened a law office.  Shortly afterward he married  Mrs. Sarah [Warner] Coffman  and they moved to a farm near Flat Rock.  Until a few years ago he followed the occupation of a farmer.
          He is survived by his widow, by one daughter,  Mrs. Thomas Yater, of this city, and by four sons,  R. D. Porter, of Edinburg;  D. F.,  W. L.  and  W. N. Porter, of Flat Rock. He leaves one sister,  Mrs. Simon Nading, of Hope, and three brothers,  Dr. W. J. Porter, of Connersville;  R. L. Porter, of Tipton, and  George W. Porter, of Charleston, West Virginia. He also leaves nine grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at one-thirty o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Flat Rock M.E. church. The Rev. Thomas will officiate. The body will be interred in the Flat Rock cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Crawfordsville  Review
June 13, 1912
Page 5
Winchester, Ind – June 13 – Frank B. Porter,  aged 33, druggist, was fatally hurt in front of his home in Parker City, east of here, when he attempted to stop a runaway team.  He died an hour later. Seeing some children in the road ahead of the team, Porter made a desperate attempt to stop them.  He was thrown to the ground and the wagon, loaded with lumber, ran over his chest.  A widow and two children survive.
Contributed by Karen Zach

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, July 27, 1876
Page 3   column 2
          We are pained to learn of the death of  Willie,  oldest child of  Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Porter,  formerly of this city, now of Los Angeles, California.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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