Shelby  County  Indiana


A  Shelby  Co  Newspaper
Thursday, August 13, 1955
Recent Funeral Services Listed
          Funeral services for  Charles L. Sullivan, aged 56, for many years a resident of the Gwynneville area, were held last Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Gwynneville Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Rev. Paul Herrick of Dayton, Ohio, had charge of the service and he was assisted by Rev. Lloyd Sommers.  Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Gwynneville Church.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Carmony Funeral Home in Manilla.
          Mr. Sullivan was born in Rush County on March 27, 1899, the son of  Joseph C. and Minnie (Wortman) Sullivan, and died on Wednesday, August 3rd, at the Otterbein E. U. B. Home in Lebanon, Ohio.  He is survived by one brother and one sister.
Submitted by Jill Knitl. See a Hoosier Heritage

The  Shelbyville  Democrat  Weekly
August 9, 1951
Mrs. Sullivan Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Camilla Sullivan, 54, wife of  Scott Sullivan, near Gwynneville, died this morning, Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis.
D/o  Noah  and  Nancy Wooten, born 1897.
Married Scott Sullivan 20 Feb 1917.
Survivors:  husband;  2 sisters, Mrs. Bessie Macy of Westfield [Hamilton Co, IN],  Mrs. Mattie Woolard  of near Morristown;  2 brothers, Alfred Wooten  of LA,  DePrez Wooten of Pendleton [Madison Co, IN].
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Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday July 23, 1947
Millard S. Sullivan Dies After Long Illness
          Millard S. Sullivan, 65, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Rosa Spurlin, 218 North Noble street, Tuesday evening after an illness of a year.
          The son of  Noah H.  and  Amanda Spurlin Sullivan, he was born March 11, 1852 in Washington township.  He was engaged in farming for a number of years but for the past twenty-five years had resided in this city.
          Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Spurlin, of this city, Mrs. Alva Morgan, of Brandywine township; and a niece, Mrs. Orville Branson, of Moral township.
          Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Spurlin home with the  Rev. Josephine Huffer  officiating.  Burial will be in the Flat Rock cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday July 23, 1947
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          Funeral services for  M. O. Sullivan,  74, one of the community's most widely known attorney's who had followed his profession here for more than a half century, will be held at the residence in Sullivan land at 2:30 p.m. today.
          Dr. C. A. Bowler will officiate and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
          Mr. Sullivan had been in partnership in the law business with  James A. Emmert  since 1941.  He served the county as clerk of the circuit court and was for many years county attorney.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of its board of trustees.  He was a member of the B.P.O.E here, and had served the lodge as its exalted ruler.
          He served as county clerk from 1903 to 1907, and as county attorney from 1908 until 1916.  He received his higher education at Danville college.
          On September 15, 1892, he was married to  Miss Martha Magill  and they observed their golden wedding anniversary only this year.  Surviving with the widow are a daughter,  Mrs. Clarence Aumann,  of Indianapolis; a son,  James Sullivan,  of this city, and three grandchildren,  Marynell Aumann,  of Indianapolis, and  Michael and  Patrick Sullivan,  of this city.
          Members of the Shelby County Bar Association convening yesterday, adopted the following resolutions mourning the death of their beloved colleague:
          Be it resolved, By the Shelby County Bar Association, that we desire to express our sincere regreat and deepest sorrow on the passing of our esteemed associate and friend, Michael O. Sullivan.
          Mr. Sullivan was a native of Ireland, and came to this country with his parents at an early age.  In his youth he lived near St. Paul, Indiana, and by his diligent effort and hard work he forged his way to the front as a teacher, then as a public official, and finally as an eminent and successful lawyer.
          Michael O. Sullivan had a high degree of intelligence and boundless energy in all of his work.  He was a fine and brilliant teacher in the public schools of many townships, and in that pursuit, he earned and won many lasting friends throughout the county.  He served a term of four years as clerk of the Shelby circuit court in the years 1903-1906, and in that office he gained an extensive and detailed knowledge of court procedure and formed many more enduring friendships.
          When Mr. Sullivan entered the practice of law, he had a solid and sturdy background of training and experience that assured him of a large practice and useful career at the bar.  He was earnest and faithful in the service of his clients, keen and logical in his legal reasoning, masterly and forceful in his arguments to court and jury.
          Mr. Sullivan served as county attorney many years and was the
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adviser for a large number of township trustees in Shelby county.  He established a fine reputation throughout the state as an authority on the law of counties and township.  In every branch of the law, he was a credit and an honor to his profession.
          The members of this bar have had many years of pleasant association and friendship with Michael O. Sullivan, and always found him trustworthy, courteous, fair and helpful.  For a long time, he was engaged in the practice of law with the late  Albert F. Wray,  under the firm name of Wray and Sullivan, and this association continued until Mr. Wray's death in March, 1936.  On January 1, 1941, he formed a law partnership with James A. Emmert under the name of Sullivan and Emmert, upon the retirement of the latter from the Circuit Court bench, and this relationship existed until Mr. Sullivan's death.
          The members of this bar wish to extend their very great sympathy upon his sudden, unexpected death.  Be it further
          Resolved, That in the passing of Michael O. Sullivan, we have lost a beloved colleague and true friend, a man of unusual ability and talents, who will be greatly missed in the courts of Shelby and adjoining counties, and in our daily lives.  And be it further
          Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions shall be furnished to the family of our deceased member, a copy thereof shall be spread of record in the Civil Order Book of the Shelby circuit court and a copy thereof shall be given to the Shelbyville newspapers for publication.
Respectfully submitted,                
E. E. STROUP              
RALPH ADAMS          
Resolutions Committee.
          Resolutions adopted by the Hancock and Decatur County Bars also were read and eulogies were given by  George R. Tolen,  James A. Emmert, his law partner;  W. W. Israel,  Judge John B. Hinchman,  of Greenfield;  W. D. Rafferty,  of Greenfield;  Judge Raymond B. Rolfes,  of Greensburg;  G. L. Tremain,  of Greensburg, ex-Judge of the Indiana Supreme Court; ex-Judge  Julian Sharpnack,  of Columbus; ex-Judge  Charles Baker,  of Columbus, and ex-judge  Arthur C. VanDuyn,  of Greenfield.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday May 15, 1935
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Mrs. Ada May Sullivan, 43, Passes Away at Beech Grove
          Mrs. Ada May Sullivan, 43, passed away in her home, 88 South Fourth street, Beech Grove, Indiana at 6 p.m. Tuesday.  Death followed an illness of one and one-half years.
          She was born in Shelby county on October 31, 1891, being at the time of her death, forty-three years, six months and seventeen days.  In 1917 she was married to  Millard Sullivan.
          With the exception of three years, Mrs. Sullivan had always lived in Shelby county.  She had resided on the  Dan Hey  farm for nine years.  For the past three years she had been employed at the Eli Lilly plant in Indianapolis.
          Survivors are:  the father, Omer Nugent; the mother, Mrs. Emma Lintz;  the husband; two sons, Arthur Gordon, of Indianapolis, with whom she made her home for the past three years, and  Omer Hauk, of Indianapolis; one grandchild,  Helen Hauk; two brothers,  Albert Nugent, Illinois, and five sisters,  Mrs. Mabel Anderson,  Mrs. Unice Shoular  and  Mrs. Ona Bramwell, all of Beech Grove;  Mrs. Mayme Snyder, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Goldie Barth, of Terra Haute.
          Funeral services will be conducted from the Mt. Gilead Baptist church at Smithland at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  Burial will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, local funeral director.
          The body may be viewed at the Ewing funeral chapel from 6 p.m. tonight until the hour of the services.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
[Death date April 1935]
Many Mourn Passing of Lifetime Shelby County 
Resident-Had Been Ill Over A Year.
          Mrs. Ada May Sullivan, for many years a resident of Shelby County, passed away at the home of a son, Arthur Gordon, 88 South Fourth Street at 6:00 o'clock tuesday evening.  Following a year and a half's illness, due to complications.  Mrs. Sullivan's death is the cause of deepest sorrow to the hundreds of friends.
          The deceased was born in Shelby County, Ind., on October 31, 1891, being at the time of death forty-three years, six months and seventeen days old.  She was united in marriage to  Millard Sullivan, who survives.  She lived in Shelby County almost her entire life, but for the last three years had made her home with a son, Arthur Gordon, who survives.  Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Smithland chruch and the Aid Society of the church.  Last rites will be held at the church Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock.  Burial will be in the Miller cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
          Survivors are the parents, Omer Nugent, this city, and  Mrs. Emma Lintz, of Terre Haute; her husband, Millard Sullivan, this city; two sons, Arthur Gordon, Beech Grove and  Omer Hauk, Indianapolis; one granddaughter,  Helen Hauk; two brothers,  Albert Nugent, Indianapolis, and  Cecil Nugent, of Illinois, and five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Anderson, Mrs. Unice Shoular  and  Mrs. Ona Bramwell, of Beech Grove;  Mrs. Maymie Snyder, this city and  Mrs. Goldie Barth, of Terre Haute.
Submitted by Linda Nugent Fuller

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 14, 1922
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Death Occurred Sunday Morning At Eleven O’Clock
To Mrs. Amanda Sullivan
          Mrs. Amanda Sullivan, wife of  Noah Sullivan, died at her home in Lewis Creek at eleven o’clock Sunday morning following a stroke of paralysis, which she suffered about five weeks ago.  Mrs. Sullivan was 71 years, eight months and fifteen days of age.  The deceased was the daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Spurlin.
          On January 12, 1868, she was united in marriage with Noah Sullivan. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Rosa Spurlin of this city,  Mrs. Letha Spurlin of Lewis Creek,  Mrs. Zora Morgan of Shelbyville and  Millard Sullivan, of Hendricks township.  Also one sister,  Mrs. Esther Pherigo, of Shelby township, one brother,  Washington Spurlin  and two grandchildren, are left to mourn her loss.
          Mrs. Sullivan was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Lewis Creek and had always lived a devoted Christian life.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Lewis Creek on Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. Dooley officiating.  Interment will be made in the Flat Rock cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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