The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday May 18, 1910
          Mary Porterfield, aged 75, died at her home in Tuscola this morning.  News of her demise reached this city this afternoon.  The undertaking firm of Hageman & Hawkins received a telegram notifying them to meet the body at the three-fifty train on the Big Four tomorrow evening.  The deceased formerly resided in this city, but removed to Tuscola about four years ago, where she has since made her home with her son-in-law John Lowden.  Among the survivors are two sons, Will and  Sam Porterfield, of this city.  Interment will be made in the City cemetery tomorrow afternoon in charge of Hageman & Hawkins.
Contributed by Barb Huff

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
April 4, 1907
Edward Porterfield Dies Suddenly as
Result of Attack.
          Edward Porterfield,  died at the home of his mother,  Mrs. Mary Porterfield,  at 98 east Elizabeth street, at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday.  He was thirty-eight years old.  He is survived by his mother, one sister,  Mrs. Rosilla Molding, residing in Illinois, and two brothers,  William  and  Samuel Porterfield,  of this city.  Funeral services will be held at the house at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  Burial in city cemetery.  Edwards & Hageman in charge.
          Mr. Porterfield's death was caused by heart trouble brought on by an attack of la grippe with which he has been suffering for several days.  He was much improved yesterday, but an attack of heart trouble came on about eight o'clock and a second one followed within a short time.  The third attach shortly before eleven o'clock proved fatal.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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