Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, July 23, 1897
Volume XXXVIII Number 2
Page 2 column 6
Death of James H. Pudney
          James H. Pudney,  age 67 years, a former resident of this county, and sheriff from 1873 to 1877, died Friday at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Judge Hackney,  in Shelbyville.
          In Cleveland's first administration Mr. Pudney obtained a position in the treasury department at Washington, and since that time has resided in the national capital, retaining his position until death.  For a number of years he had not been in good health, but it was not until a few weeks ago that he was compelled to give up work and seek rest. He went to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for a short time, where he was joined by his daughter,  Mrs. Hackney.  About two weeks ago he came to Shelbyville, having received no benefits from his trip to the Hot Springs.  He suffered from what was called "dry gangrene," and physicians pronounced his ailment incurable.  Two daughters survive him,  Mrs. L. J. Hackney  of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. O. P. Hazard,  of Louisville.
          Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Judge Hackney, conducted by Rev. J. C. Caldwell.
          Mr. Pudney was a man always courteous and genial with all his acquaintances and held in the highest esteem.  As an officer he was strictly honest and competent and as a citizen always upright in the walks of life.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry
Notes:  Date of birth, 13 Oct 1830.  Date of death, 16 Jul 1897 - Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana.

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