Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 21, 1985
Harry W. Ricketts, 83, died today at Methodist Hospital.  Lived in the city for five years, resided in St. Paul prior.
Born June 14, 1901, to  William W.  and  Edith (Avery) Ricketts.
Shelby Desk Co. retiree, member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survived by a sister,  Mildred A. Reed,  several nieces and nephews.  One sister preceded him in death.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 29, 1943
Page 1, column 4
          Mrs. Edith N. Ricketts,  age sixty-six, died at her home in St. Paul at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.  She had been ill with a complication of diseases since October and had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.
          She was born in Liberty township on August 6, 1876, the daughter of  Herman and Ruth (Bowen) Avery.  She formerly resided in this city and moved to St. Paul seven years ago.
          On April 11, 1900, she was married to  William E. Ricketts,  who preceded her in death on January 26, 1926.  Three children were born to the union survive.  They are  Harry Ricketts, of St. Paul;  Mrs. Ruth Price, of rural route 4, and  Mrs. Mildred Reed, of St. Paul.  Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, D. W. Avery,  of this city;  Joe E. Avery,  of Columbus, and  Mrs. Will Webb  of Shelbyville.  There are also seven grandchildren and two nephews.
          Mrs. Ricketts was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church and Rev. Cecil Goff, pastor of the church, will officiate at the funeral services to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the late home.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D.E. Carmony of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the late home in St. Paul after 10:00 a.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff 

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
January 26, 1926
Funeral for William W. Ricketts to
Be Held Thursday
          Following an extended illness, caused from a complication of diseases,  William W. Ricketts,  fifty-seven years old, died at his home, 727 south West street, at 12:30 o'clock this morning.  Private funeral services will be conducted at the late residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. R. R. Cross, pastor of the West street M. E. church officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of  Charles M. Ewingm fyberak director.  Friends may call at the home from 7 to 9 o'clock Wednesday evening and from 9 o'clock Thursday morning up to the time of the funeral.
          Mr. Ricketts, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Ricketts,  was born in Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 16, 1869.  On April 11, 1900, Mr. Ricketts was united in marriage with  Miss Edith Avery  and to this union one son and two daughters were born.  The son is  Harry Ricketts  and the daughters are  Ruth and  Mildred Ricketts,  all at home.
          Mr. Ricketts was a member of the West street M. E. church and was affiliated with Chillon Lodge, No. 129, Knights of Pythias.  The latter will participate at the funeral services Thursday.  He was widely known thuout the community, having been employed here for many years in the furniture industry, and had many friedns who will regret to learn of his death.
          Besides the widow, son and daughters, Mr. Ricketts is survived by four brothers --  Edward and  John Ricketts,  of Barney, Ia.;  Albert Ricketts,  of Colorado, and  Harry Ricketts,  of Nebraska.  He also leaves one sister,  Mrs. Frances Fitzgerald,  of Truro, Ia.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 26, 1926
Page 1, column 1
William W. Ricketts Passed Away
At Home In South West Street
          William W. Ricketts, a well known resident of this city, died at his home 727 South West street, at 12:15 this morning, after a long illness, caused by a complication of diseases.  The deceased was fifty-six years, eleven months and twenty-one days of age.
          Mr. Ricketts was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Ricketts  and was born in Des Moines, Iowa, February 16, 1869.  He was united in marriage April 11, 1900 to  Miss Edith Avery,  and to this union three children were born, one son, Harry, and two daughters, Ruth  and  Mildred, all of this city, who, besides the widow, survive.  He also leaves four brothers, Edward  and  John Ricketts, of Barney, Iowa; Harry, of Nebraska, and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Fitzgerald  of Truro, Iowa.
          He was a member of the West Street Methodist Episcopal church, of this city, and Chillon Lodge KnightS of Pythias, of this city.
          Funeral services wi11 be conducted Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the late home.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.  The Pythian lodge will take part in the services.  The funeral will be private, but friends may call from seven to nine o'clock Wednesday evening and from nine o'clock Thursday until the hour of the funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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