Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, June 18, 1957
County Man's Rites
To Be in Morristown
          Jesse C. Springer,  72, died at his home in Gwynneville at 9 o'clock this morning.  He had been ill since suffering injuries while working with the highway department near Decatur 18 months ago.
          Born August 7, 1884, in Oaklandon, Ind., he was the son of  Edward and  Cleaerenie (Mock) Springer.  He was united in marriage with  Miss Elsie Andrews  on April 15, 1924.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Oaklandon and was a former manager of the Gwynneville elevator.
          He is survived by the widow; two sons,  William and  Gene Paul Springer,  both at home; two brothers,  W. D. Springer  of Indianapolis and  George  of Ashtabula, O., a sister,  Miss Nellie Springer  of Indianapolis and a step-brother,  Jesse Todd  of Lawrence, Ind.
          Funeral services will be held at the L. V. Hauk Mortuary in Morristown at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Lloyd Sommers officiating.  Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming for Laurie Miller

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, September 15, 1903
Death of Angelo Springer
          Angelo Springer  died at the Soldiers' Home in Marion, Grant county, at noon Sunday, September 13th, after an illness of several months.  He was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, December 30, 1848, and at the time of his death was aged 54 years, 8 months and 13 days.  Early in life he came to Shelbyville, with his parents and during his boyhood days he took a full school course in the schools of this city.  In 1862 he enlisted in the army becoming a member of Co. B., Ind. Inf.  At the close of the war he entered a commercial college in Chicago and after completing his course there he accepted a position traveling for a wholesale millinery house of Cincinnati.  He also traveled a number of years for Smith & Co., wholesale soap dealers.  His marriage with  Alida M. McCraken,  of Newport, Ky., occurred on July 16, 1874.  Unto this union were born two daughters,  Misses May Bowers and  Lula Davis Springer,  both of whom are still living.
          Mr. and Mrs. Springer located in Shelbyville in 1880 and Mr. Springer has lived here all the time until his removal to the soldiers' home a few months ago.  While in this city several years ago he worked as a drug clerk and later took employement with the Stewart Blakely Furniture company, and afterwards with the Spiegel Furniture company, where he remained until April, 1901, when his health began breaking down.  Mrs. Springer's death occurred July 16, 1895.  The deceased was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Tribe of Ben Hur, the Hay-Makers, and the Grand Army of the Republic.
Friday, September 18, 1903
          The funeral services of the late  Angelo Springer  were held at the family residence on West Jackson street, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Walter E. Price officiating.  The members of Dumont Post G.A.R., Red Men and the Tribe of Ben Hur, of which he was a member assisted in the services.  The Hermosa band furnished music to Forest Hill cemetery where the remains were interred.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Photograph from Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, 1902.

The  Shelby  Democrat
July 18, 1895
          Alida May Springer, wife of  Angelo B. Springer, died at her home, No. 172, West Jackson st., at 2:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 1895, age forty three years, one month and twenty five days.  The remains were taken to the 12 p.m. train Wednesday, July 17th, whence they were taken to Newport, Ky., to the home of her parents for interment, Thursday, July 18th.  The funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church, at 10 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, July 17, Rev. T. L. Hughes, officiating.  Alida May McCracken, was born in Newport, Ky., May 21, 1852, and was united in marriage to Angelo B. Springer, in Newport, Ky., July 16, 1874.  Deceased leaves a husband and two children, May Bowers and Lulu Davis Springer, to mourn her loss.  Mrs. Springer was an honored member of Eastern Star Lodge and the Woman's Relief Corps, both of which orders escorted the remains to the depot.  Mrs. Springer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was, up to her late illness and death, denominated an earnest christian worker, and especially was this true in regard to her persistent labors in the Sunday School work.  She was a member of several church societies and an active member of the Matinee Musical.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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