The Shelby Democrat
(From Monday's Daily)
Thursday March 19, 1908
THE GRIM REAPER CLAIMS MANY VICTIMS
Enoch Proctor and Jacob Jones Pass Into The Great Beyond
Many Homes Made Desolate By Death
Enoch W. Proctor, a highly respected resident of this city, passed away at his home on south Harrison street at six o'clock Sunday morning.
The aged man had been confined to his home for the past six weeks, his death resulting from a complication of diseases, starting with a bad case of la grippe, which finally developed into pneumonia.
The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow at half-past twelve o'clock, the Rev. Alfonso Burns, of Morristown, assisted by the Rev. J. P. Myers, of this city, officiating.
Friends wishing to view the remains may call at the house this evening or tomorrow morning.
Interment will take place in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Mr. Proctor was born in Butler county, Ohio, June 4, 1826, making him at the time of his death almost eighty-two years of age.
In his early boyhood he worked for the proprietor of a still in Butler county, but later learned the blacksmithing trade, which he followed for many years.
In the early days the blacksmith was in great demand and Mr. Proctor accumulated quite a sum of money in this business.
In 1854 he moved from Ohio to Decatur county, Indiana, and purchased a farm there.
After forty years of residence in that county he moved to this city, purchasing a residence on east Washington street.
Only a few months ago he traded this property for the Val Schoelch residence on south Harrison street.
During this time Mr. Proctor, by his economical habits and excellent business ability, was continually accumulating money and real estate.
His estate will amount to fifty or sixty thousand dollars.
During his lifetime the deceased was married three times-in 1847 to Mary J. Doty, of Butler county, Ohio; in 1869 to Barbara A. Doty, a sister of his first wife, and in 1890 to Margaret Scott, who survives him.
Out of a large number of children but four are now living. They are Mrs. R. J.
Kraft, of Mapleton, Iowa; Mrs. A. E. Hall, of Decatur county, and
Mrs. Mary C. Jordan and Mrs. Louisa O. Jordan, of Bartholomew county.
Two brothers, Isaiah Proctor, of Westport, Indiana and Jeremiah
Proctor, of Union City, also survive.
In politics Mr. Proctor was a life-long democrat, voting the democratic national ticket fifteen times during his allotted number of years.
During his last illness he expressed a wish that he might live to vote for William Jennings Bryan at the November election.
While living in Decatur county over fifty years ago he became a member of the Christian church at Waynesburg and has given that church his enthusiastic and loyal support ever since.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Cathy Haynes
The Shelbyville Republican
Enoch W. Proctor, of South Harrison street, died at six o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of several days.
Mr. Proctor was a sufferer of typhoid pneumonia, the latter element of the disease assuming the form of double pneumonia.
His life hung in the balance many days, and death was not unexpected by the watching family.
Monday March 16, 1908
Page 4 column 2
DEATHS - FUNERAL
The deceased was eighty-one years old. He lived on a Decatur county farm the greater part of his life.
Fourteen years ago he moved to the Charles Karmire farm in this county and six years ago he became a resident of Shelbyville.
The wife, four daughters; Mrs. Rebecca
Kraft, of Mapleton, Iowa; Amanda Hill, of Decatur county;
Mrs. Mary C. Jordan, of Hartsville, Bartholomew county; two brothers,
Isaiah Proctor, of Westport, and Jeremiah Proctor, of Union City, and granddaughter,
Pearl Wasson, are the immediate surviving relatives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the residence at 12:30 o'clock, Rev. J. P. Myers, of this city, assisting Rev. Burns of Morristown.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Cathy Haynes
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