Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday December 3, 1913
Page 1 column 6
Widow of The Late William Shoup, Founder Of The Gold Fish Industry In Indiana
Succumbed To Paralysis
          Mrs. Samantha Jane [Trackwell] Shoup, aged 75 years, died at her home in Waldron Wednesday morning at six o’clock.  Death was caused by paralysis, with which she had suffered since June 10th last.  Mrs. Shoup was a pioneer resident of this county, having been born and reared here.  Her acquaintance among the citizens of the county was large.
          She was the widow of the late  William Shoup, who was one of the founders of the gold fish industry in this state and for a time owner of the ponds near Waldron.  Mr. Shoup died eight years ago.
          She is survived by one adopted daughter, Mrs. A. B. Irwin, of Rushville, and one brother, Thomas E. Trackwell, of Marion.
          The funeral services will be conducted Friday at two o’clock p.m. at the Vienna church, Rev. Hargitt, assisted by Rev. Lewis, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Vienna cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff for John Ballard

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