The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday August 30, 1946
Page 1 column 8
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DEATH  CLAIMS  WALDRON  MAN
Rites for Joseph Sills, 85, On Saturday
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          Joseph Sills, age eighty-five, retired farmer, died Wednesday evening at 8:45 o’clock at the home of a niece, Mrs. Emery Phillips, north of Manilla.  He had been ill only since Monday and death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Sills, who had spent the greater part of his life in Shelby county and had resided at the Phillips home for 10 years, was born at Rising Sun in 1861, the son of Unice and Elizabeth (Wells) Sills.  He was the last of his immediate family and the only close survivor is a son, Albert Sills, of Kansas.  Several nieces living in Shelby county also survive with Mrs. Phillips.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairland Christian Church and burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony.  Friends may call at the Carmony funeral home in Manilla at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday December 10, 1935
Page 1 column 4
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ALBERT  SILLS  PASSES  AWAY
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Death Occurs Unexpectedly
in Farm Home East of Boggstown
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          Albert Sills, 60 years old, died unexpectedly at his home in Sugar Creek township one and one-half miles east of Boggstown at 2:35 o’clock Monday afternoon.  He had been in failing health for several months but was able to do his farm work.  He had gone to bed at noon Monday.
Mr. Sills was born in Tipton county, October 22, 1875, and was the son of Enos and Elizabeth German Sills.  Thirty-six years ago he was married to Miss Goldie Driscoll, who survives.  Three of the four children born to them survive.
          They are two daughters, Mrs. Ben Cecil of Beech Grove, and Mrs. Hazel Perry, and one son, Enos Sills, of Fairland. One daughter, Miss Wilma Sills died in 1911.  He also leaves nine grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Sills, of Manilla; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Coffey, of New Palestine, and Mrs. Sarah Dine, of Fairland; and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Sills had been a resident of Shelby county all his life and was a member of Kiowa Tribe No. 199 order of Red Men, which lodge will participate in the funeral services.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home in Sugar Creek township at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  The Rev. Charles R. Query, pastor of the Fairland and Brandywine M.E. churches, will officiate and burial will be on the family lot in the Fairland cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Friends may call at the late home anytime until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday February 3, 1911
Page 1 column 6
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          Wilma Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sills, died at the home of her parents in Fairland at 7 a.m. Friday, aged one year and one day, of brain trouble. Deceased leaves father, mother, one brother and two sisters. Funeral will be held at the residence in Fairland at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Rev. Jacob Jonas officiating. Interment in Fairland cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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