Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
November 7, 1966
Page 1
Mrs. Riser  Dies  At  Home
Services Wednesday
For County Native, 95
Mrs. Nora M. Riser, 95, 433 W Franklin St, died  at home at 1am today.
Murphy Mortuary.
Burial:  Forest Hill with Rev. James Horner officiating.
Born in Brandywine Twp June 29, 1871, d/o  Jesse  and  Elizabeth (Stewart) Williams.
Married  John J. Riser  in 1887.  He died Feb 15, 1954.
Two children, Rebecca and Glenn, preceded in death.
Surviving:  daughter  Mrs. Floyd (Eva) Dixon  and  son  Vern Riser, both of Shelbyville;  9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.
Member of the First Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship and the American War Mothers.
Summarized Phyllis Miller Fleming for Deborah

The  Shelbyville  News
February 15, 1954
Page 1
J. J. Riser, 92, Dies at Home
Rites for Ex-Cabinet Maker To Be Wednesday
          J. J. Riser, 92, former owner and operator of a cabinet-making shop on W. Franklin St., died at his home, 433 W Franklin St, at 10:30 this morning.  He had been in failing health for seven years.
          The son of  John and  Johannah (Haeschley) Riser, he was born in Harrison, O., on June 12, 1861.  He was married to  Lenora Williams  of Brandywine township ad she survives with three children,  Vern Riser of this city,  Mrs. Floyd Dixon  at home and  Glenn Riser  of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are a brother,  Gus Riser  of Cincinnati, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Riser was a member of the First Christian Church and Rev. John C. Faust, pastor of the church, will conduct funeral services at the Murphy Mortuary Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends will be at Forest Hill at the mortuary after6 :00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by  Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Deborah

The  Indianapolis  Star
May 21, 1919
SHELBYVILLE, Ind., May 20 --  Mr. and Mrs. William Riser of Fairland were notified today that their son, Paul Riser, 15 years old, was instantly killed this morning when hit by a train at Union City, Ind.  Riser and a chum, Thomas Connel, also of Fairland, had gone to Union City a week ago to work for Connel's father on a construction job during the summer.  Riser had just finished his freshman year of high school about two weks[sic] ago.
Contributed by J. E. Torres

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