Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Rothrock / Rotruck


The  Monticello  Evening  Journal
White County, Indiana
Friday, June 20, 1924
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Funeral of Well Known
Woman One of Largest
Ever Held in City
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          The funeral of  Mrs. O. A. Rothrock,  who passed away Tuesday night, and which was held Thursday afternoon at the local M.E. church, was one of the largest ever held in the city.  The services were in charge of the  Rev. C. C. Jordan,  pastor of the church, and burial was made in Reverview cemetery.  The high esteem in which Mrs. Rothrock was held in the entire community was evident at the services yesterday by the many friends and acquaintances who attended and by the profusion of floral offerings.  There were masses of fragrant flowers and floral designs, one of the most beautiful displays of this nature ever seen in the city.
          Many of the business places were closed during the hour of the funeral.
          A large number of out of town friends and relatives were here for the services.  Among them were:  Mrs. Altha Ferguson  of Huntington,  Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Foster  of Tipton,  Mrs. Kate Bennett,  Mrs. Lola Rush,  Mrs. Edna Curtis  and  Ray Rothrock  of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Maude Todd,  Mrs. Kate Opp  and  Mrs. Walter Coleman  of Lafayette, and  Mrs. Harriet Mehan  of Logansport.

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Undated and Unidentified Paper
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... rock's mother,   Mrs. Anna Bennett,   survive her, together with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins indifferent states of the union.
          Mrs. Rothrock had the pleasure of seeing both her sons married shortly before her illness.
          Funeral services will be conducted from the M.E. church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. C. C. Jordan officiating.   Burial will be made in Riverview cemetery.   Friends desiring to see Mrs. Rothrock may call at the home, 509 West Broadway, this evening from 7 to 9:30 o'clock and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 12 o'clock.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Monticello  Evening  Journal
White County, Indiana
Monday, December 20, 1922
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Monon
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          After almost a year's illness from paralysis,  Mrs. Ida Lowe Rotruck  passed away Dec. 16th, at the age of 59 years, at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Roy Hicks.  Mrs. Rotruck spent most of her life here, and no one was more widely known or more loved by the people of Monon and vicinity than she, and her death caused much sorrow here.  The funeral was held at the M. E. church here of which she was a failthful member, Rev. Nesbit delivering the discourse.  She was also a member of the Rebecca and Maccabee orders, which were present in a body.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Monticello  Evening  Journal
White County, Indiana
Monday, December 18, 1922
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Local People Attend
Funeral of Mrs.
Rotruck at Monon
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          A number of local people were in Monon today to attend the funeral of  Mrs. B. W. Rotruck  which was held this morning at 11 o'clock in the Monon M. E. church, burial being made in the Bedford cemetery.
          Mrs. Rotruck, who was well known in this city, passed away Friday at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Hicks  in Star City, the body being taken to her former home in Monon for the funeral.  Her husband, who survives her, is also in very poor health.  Mrs. Rotruck's death was due to paralysis.
          Those who went to the funeral were,  Mr. and Mrs. William Lowe,  Mrs. Amy Jackson,  Mrs. Harry Lowe,  Mrs. John Lowe,  Mrs. W. E. Fauber  and  Mrs. Frank Ewing.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 30, 1914
Page 2 column 3
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PRUDENCE  ROADRICK
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          Mrs. Prudence A. Roadrick, 80 years old, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W. Hardesty, near Hartford City, and Mr. Hardesty is critically ill. Mrs. Roadrick is an aunt of James Thomas and Mrs. Mary Muse, of this city, and the former received a telegram last night telling him of the death. Mrs. Roadrick also leaves a son, Daniel Roadrick, of Indianapolis and a daughter in Colorado. The burial will be made at Muncie Friday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Riverside  Daily  Press
Riverside, California
12 Jan 1899
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Obituary -- Rothrock
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          Maggie I. (Leech) Rothrock  was born in Xenia, Ohio, January 20, 1829, and departed this life in Riverside, Cal., January 9, 1899, aged 59 years 11 months and 19 days.
          Mrs. Rothrock was of an old Virginia family, and was distantly related to many famous people.  In childhood she removed to Indiana, and grew up in that state.  She was married to  Henry A. Rothrock  in Shelby county, Ind., January 22, 1861.  Ten years ago her failing health brought the family to Southern California.  They settled in Riverside and have resided here continuously since.
          Owing to constantly declining health, Mrs. Rothrock has been a prisoner at home much of the time.  She was a member of the W.C.T.U., was one of the original Ohio Crusaders, and for some time conducted a mothers' meeting in Riverside.  She was converted at the age of 16 years, and was ever a faithful and consistent member of the church of her choice.
          Mrs. Rothrock was the mother of seven children.  Three died in infancy and one daughter shortly after her marriage.  Two sons and one daughter survive and are present today.
          The funeral services were held this afternoon at the family residence, conducted by her pastor,  Rev. B. C. Cory,  and members of the W.C.T.U.  She rests in the beautiful Evergreen cemetery.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard


The  White  County  Democrat
White County, Indiana
January 25, 1895
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          --- Uncle William Rothrock, whose serious illness has been noted from time to time in the DEMOCRAT, died at his home last Friday, Jan. 18th.  Funeral services, conducted by Revs. A. R. Bridge and J. A. Weaver, were held at his late residence on Sunday at 11 o'clock, after which the remains, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends, were laid to rest in the little cemetery near his late home.  For a more extended notice of his life, see another column of this paper.

Ibid.
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WILLIAM  ROTHROCK
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          The subject of this sketch was born Aug. 23, 1821, in Mifflin county, Pa., and died at his home near Monticello, Jan. 18, 1895, in the 74th year of his age.  His death was not unexpected, for there were days of watching the slow ebbing away of the life of this aged father.
"Till, like a clock worn out with eating time The wheels of weary life at last stood still."
          He was the youngest of eight children, six of whom lived to ripe years.  One sister,  Mrs. VanMcColloch,  of Emporia, Kans., survives.
          Nov. 11, 1857, he was married to  Elizabeth J. Cochell,  who survives him.  To this union eleven children were born, of whom five daughters survive -- Mary,  Anna,  Eliza,  Belle  and  Martha.
          He united with the Brethrens' church in 1858, of which he was an earnest and faithful member to the end.  He filled the office of deacon for many years.
          In June, 1831, his father,  John Rothrock,  with his family, came to what is known as White county, Ind., having the previous year visited the country and selected a location for a home.  At the time, the land not having come into the market, the purchase was made later, through a friend living at Delphi.  William Rothrock  grew up with the county, beginning pioneer life as a boy of ten, when the prairies and forests were the home of the red man and the deer.  Being possessed of a good memory, he could trace the history of the county from a wilderness to its present state of development, and many were the interesting incidents he could relate of its early history.
          He was a man firm in his convictions, although not intolerant of the views of others and withal a man of kindly and sympathetic nature.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Monticello  Herald
Thursday, January 24, 1895
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WILLIAM  ROTHROCK
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He Passes Away from Earth at a Ripe Old Age,
after a Residence of about Sixty-three
Years in White County, Leaving
an Honorable Record.
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          Mr. William Rothrock's  illness noted in these columns a few weeks ago, proved fatal, and he passed from this life last Friday at his home south of town.
          He was one of the earliest settlers of White county, having come here with his father in 1831, when he was but ten years old.  He was born in Mifflin county, Pa., Aug. 28, 1821, and was aged 73 years, 4 months and 25 days at his death.  All his life except the first ten years was spent in this county.  He endured the hardships common to pioneer life, his first abode after reaching White county being a tent, which the family occupied until a log cabin could be built.  He was married Nov. 11th, 1848, to  Elizabeth Cochell,  who also came from Mifflin county, Pa., and who with five daughters now survives him.
          He was the youngest of eight children, six of whom lived to ripe years.  One sister,  Mrs. Van McColloch  of Emporia, Kans., suvives him.  His daughters are  Mrs. Samuel Hornbeck,  Mrs. David Lilly,  Mrs. Frank Britton,  Mrs. Rufus Ross  and  Miss Martha Rothrock.
          Mr. Rothrock was a man of kindly and sympathetic nature, and though sincere and firm in his convicitons, was not intolerant of the views of others.
          His life, though quietly spent, was one of industry, and by patience and careful management he had accumulated quite a large estate.  Though he sojourned in this locality for more than three score years and was in daily contact with the people of this vicinity all that time, we have yet to hear of any act of dishonor in his life or anything that leaves a stain upon his name.  He was a member of the Brethren church, and his funeral service which was held at the house on Sunday at 11 a.m., was conducted by Joel A. Weaver, after which his remains were laid to rest in the family graveyard near by.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Monticello  Herald
White County, Indiana
Thursday, January 3, 1895
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Death of  John A. Rothrock.
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          John A. Rothrock  late editor of the  Democrat,  whose condition showed signs of improvement when last noted in these columns, took a change for the worse on Wednesday of last week and died on Thursday shortly before noon.
          Many had expected that he would finally recover, but he was not one of the number.  He seemed to have a conviction from the first that he had entered upon his last sickness and arranged his earthly affairs accordingly, disposing of his farm and his printing office and making his will.  He even planned the arrangements for his funeral, leaving written instructions which were carried out as nearly as practicable by the family and friends.  His remains were buried Saturday in the Pike Creek cemetery near the home of his boyhood, a very simple service beig conducted at the home by Rev. Isaac Dale.
          The characteristics that marked his life underwent no change as he approached death, and he died as he had lived, unyielding in his convictions and unrelenting toward those whom he called his enemies.
          His career was a stormy one, and to the most of mankind it would have been an unhappy one, but from a close study of his life, from what we have heard from his own lips on different occasions, and from the developments of his last sickness, we believe it conformed to his idea of happiness.
          The files of the  HERALD  and  Democrat  would mock any attempt on our part to eulogize the character of the deceased, and we shall not attempt any such hypocritical performance.  He has borne the supreme ordeal which all of us have yet to undergo.  He has passed beyond the pale of human judgment to a bar where all his qualities will be weighed in a finer balance than we can devise.
          Peace to his dust, though when living it never courted peace!  Rest to his soul, though on earth it never sought rest!
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  White  County  Democrat
White County, Indiana
December 28, 1894
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Death of John A. Rothrock.
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          John A. Rothrock,  former editor and proprietor of the  DEMOCRAT,  whose long and serious illness has been noted from time to time in its columns, died at his home here at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.  Last week, Mr. Rothrock was apparently much improved, and was thought to bid fair to recover, but taking suddenly worse on Monday afternoon, he rapidly sank, becoming unconscious a few hours before he died and remaining so until death intervened.
          As the able and vigorous editor of the White County  DEMOCRAT  from 1885 to two weeks ago, Mr. Rothrock was known to almost every citizen of White and adjoining counties; and his many friends will sincerely regret his untimely decease.
          Persistent in what he believed to be right, vigorous and unrelenting in his condemnation of what he believed to be wrong, he enjoyed the fullest confidence of a large circle of friends and acquaintances; and all unite in attributing to him thorough uprightness and honesty in all his business dealings.  Believing for some time past that he would not recover, he had arranged his business affairs as best he could, and his funeral will be carried out according to prearranged plans and wishes.  We very much regret that lack of time forbids a more extended notice of this issue.
          A brief funeral service will take place at his late residence at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29th, after which the remains will be interred at the Pike Creek Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  News
Indianapolis, Indiana
Monday, March 22, 1880
Page 4
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FUNERAL  NOTICE
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          ROTHROCK -- The funeral of  Mrs. N. E. Rothrock* will take place tomorrow, 23d, at 12:35, leaving the depot on the arrival of the train from Shelbyville.  Friends are invited.
* Nancy Elizabeth Harlan Rothrock
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


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