Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Stubbs


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday June 27, 1965
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MR. STUBBS
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Roy Stubbs, 88, R.R.3, Shelbyville, died today at 3:00 a.m. at Major Hospital.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.
Retired farmer.
Member of the Old Union United Methodist Church.
Born in Shelby county on May 16, 1887, the son of  Harvey and  Frances (Johnson) Stubbs.
December 24, 1908, married  Della Craig, who survives.
Also surviving:  two children, daughters,  Mrs. George (Viola) Bass, R.R.1, Morristown, and  Mrs. Wilma Smith, R.R.3, Shelbyville; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren. 
One brother preceded in death.
Services will be Monday at Carmony Funeral Home.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 9, 1964
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GEORGE  STUBBS,  85,  DIES  HERE
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Rites Saturday For Ex-Bank Executive
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George C. Stubbs, 85, of 502 Shelby street, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Major Hospital.  Suffered a stroke at his home on December 31.
Widely known ex-Shelbyville banker.
Life-long resident of Shelby county; retired in 1957 after a 52 year career in the banking business here, 48 of them with the Shelby National Bank.
Began his career with the Shelby National Bank in March of 1910 as a bookkeeper and teller.  Served in practically every banking post.
1911, became Shelby National cashier; 1915 became a member of the board of directors; succeeding years served as cashier and vice president.  1933 named Shelby Bank president; served in this capacity until 1945; then chairman of the board; served as chairman for 13 years.
Shelby County native and a former county teacher.
Born in Addison township August 4, 1878. [son of Harvey C. & Frances (Johnson) Stubbs
On June 26, 1901, married Mattie Ray; she preceded in death on March 12, 1956. 
Member of the First Methodist Church and a life member of the Knights of Pythias.
Survivors:  three children, George L. Stubbs of this city,  Vernon R. Stubbs of Norwood, Ohio, and  Mrs. Mary Frances Whiteman of Denver, Colorado; a brother, Roy Stubbs of Addison township, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Rev. Lewis Wilson officiating; Ewing Mortuary. 
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday December 30, 1939
Page 1 column 7
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS. STUBBS
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Widow of Harvey C. Stubbs Passes Away
at Home Northwest of City
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          Mrs. Frances Stubbs, widow of  Harvey C. Stubbs,  died at her home two and one-half miles north west of this city at 1:30 a.m. Friday.  Death which was due to complications followed a three months illness. Mr. Stubbs passed away in September of this year.
          The deceased was born in Ripley county on April 28, 1853, the daughter of  William and  Mary (Shook) Johnson.  She was eighty-six years old at the time of death. She was married to Mr. Stubbs on December 11, 1873 and to this union were born five children, two of whom survive. They are George C. Stubbs, of this city, and Roy Stubbs, of Waldron.
          Also surviving are five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
          Mrs. Stubbs had lived most of her lifetime at the home where death occurred. She was a member of the Old Union Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at the Charles M. Ewing Chapel Monday at 1:00 p.m. and burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Rev. Lester Pierce, pastor of the Old Union Methodist church, will officiate at the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 14, 1939
Page 2 column 5
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ILLNESS  FATAL  TO  H. C. STUBBS
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County Farmer, 89, Dies at Home;
Last Rites to Be Held Today
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          Harvey C. Stubbs, 89 years old, died at his home two and a half miles northwest of this city, at 5:00 a.m. Saturday. Death was due to complications and followed a three weeks’ illness.
          Mr. Stubbs was born in Shelby county on November 22, 1849, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zephaniah Stubbs. He had lived his entire lifetime in the county and had lived for sixty-four years in the home where death occurred. He was a widely known agriculturist.
          On December 22, 1873, he was married to Frances Johnson, and to this union were born five children, two of whom survive with the widow.  They are George C. Stubbs, this city, and Roy Stubbs, of Waldron. Also surviving is a brother, Benjamin F. Stubbs, this city; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
          Mr. Stubbs was a member of the Old Methodist church.
          Private funeral service will be held today at the Ewing mortuary, with the Rev. Lester Pearce, pastor of the First Methodist church in this city. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles N. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Shelbyville, Ind., November 2, 1911
Page 1
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          The funeral of  Mrs.  Frank  Stubbs,  whose death occurred at her home west of this city from double-pneumonia yesterday, will be held at the First M. E. Church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the  Rev. W. G. Clinton and  Rev. Cloyd Goodnight officiating, and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.  Mrs. Stubbs was a member of the First M. E. church, and not of the First Christian church, as was stated by the Democrat yesterday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, May 16, 1878
Page 3   column 4
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OBITUARY.
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          Zephaniah Stubbs,  who died at his residence 3 miles west of Shelbyville, May 10th, 1878, after a lingering illness of several weeks, was one of the pioneers of Shelby county.  He was born in Georgia, Sept. 16th, 1804, and was brought to Indiana while he was a small boy, and while it was still a territory.  He sprang from good old Quaker stock, and of course his parents abominated slavery; they, togethre with all their immediate relatives came North about the year 1810, several members of the family settling in Preble and Warren counties, Ohio, where they founded churches of the denomination of Friends, every one of which in ante-bellum times was a depot on the underground railroad from the slave States to Canada.
          Zephaniah Stubbs,  in his younger days, though not quite so pronounced an abolitionist as his relatives, was always an anti-slavery man; he was an old time Whig, believing that party nearer right on the slavery question than any other and later on of course became a Republican.  He came to Shelby county in 1834, from near Laurel where he had spent the most of his youth and has lived on the farm where he died almost continuously ever since.
          Mr. Stubbs was married twice and raised a family of nine children,  John Stubbs,  now Clerk of Lincoln county, Kansas, and  George W. Stubbs,  an attorney of Indianapolis, being children of the first marriage.  Of the seven children by the his second wife six are still living in this neighborhood, the oldest,  Jesse,  having lost his life at the battle of Resaca.
          Mr. Stubbs and his aged companion, who died a little over a month ago and a notice of whose death was published this paper, are both gone.  They were lovely in their lives, and in their death were not divided,  They joined one branch of the Methodist church in 1841, and to the day of their death lived consistent Christian lives.  We have no doubt that the words of the Master "well done good and faithful servant" were applicable in his case nor that at the last moment he heard the supreme command:  "Enter thou into the joys of thy Lord."
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday May 16, 1878
Page 3 column 2
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          Mr. Zephaniah Stubbs died at his residence, three miles north west of this place, about 11 o’clock, Friday morning, in the 73rd year of his age.  Mr. Stubbs was one of the earliest settlers of the county, has lived a useful life, and was much respected in the community.  It has been only a little over a month that we mentioned the death of Mrs. [Elsie] Stubbs, the wife of the subject of this notice.  The relatives of this worthy and venerable couple have our sympathy in the bereavement.
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Center Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana
Zephaniah Stubbs
September 16, 1804 – April 3, 1878
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Mary Stubbs  wife of Zephaniah
April 22, 1810 – November 18, 1839
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1878
Page 3   column 4
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OBITUARY.
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          In the death of  Mrs. Elsie Stubbs,  who departed this life, April 3rd, 1878 at the residense of her husband,  Zephaniah Stubbs,  3 miles west of Shelbyville, her husband loses an affectionate companion, her children a loving mother, the community in which she lived a kind hearted, generous and charitable neighbor and the Methodist church an earnest and faithful christian woman.
          Mrs. Stubbs (Elsie King)  was born on the 23rd of Dec. 1827, on the banks of the Susquehannah river, near Harrisburg, Pa., and removed to Indiana, with her parents when about 20 years of age.  She was married to Mr. Stubbs Nov. 17th, 1841, being his second wife, and with him about the same time joined the Methodist church.
          Mrs. Stubbs took that position in her husbands family most difficult of all positions to acceptably --that of step mother to his children -- and discharged her duties so lovingly and tenderly that her step-sons loved her as warmly and now mourn her as sincerely as her own children.
          Can we say more?  A good, true woman; a faithful, affectionate wife; a loving mother; a devoted christian; a friend of the poor whom she never turned away empty -- she has gone to her reward.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday April 11, 1878
Page 3 column 1
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          We regret to be called to announce the death of Mrs. Stubbs [Elsie], wife of Zephaniah Stubbs, one of the earliest settlers of this county, which occurred Wednesday a week from pneumonia, at her residence on the Boggstown Road, three miles west of this city. We are also informed that Mr. Stubbs himself is very ill and not expected to recover. Thus pass away, one by one, the old pioneers of our county.
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Center Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana
Elsie Stubbs
December 23, 1815 – April 3, 1878
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
September 8, 1864
Page 3
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          Died --- In Camp, near Jeffersonville, Ind., Sunday, September 4th, of Pneumonia, Jesse Stubbs, aged twenty-one years and six months.  He was brave, generous, noble. It can be truthfully said of him:  He loved his country and died for her.  The sacrifice is great, but the cause for which he died lies nearest of all others to the hearts of his friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Indiana
Thursday April 7, 1859
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DROWNED  MAN  FOUND
IN  BLUE  RIVER
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          Whilst our citizens were searching in the river on Tuesday morning for the body of  Mr. Martin Coyle,  they found the dead body of  Mr. Wells Stubbs,  an insane man, who has been missing for two weeks.  He was subject to fits and escaped from the county poor house two weeks ago, since which time nothing was heard of him until Tuesday last when he was found as above stated.  Esq. Hacker  held a coroner's inquest and a verdict was returned in accordance of the above facts.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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