The Shelbyville News
Mrs. Juanita I. Surber, 75, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Morristown; seriously ill since May.
Born in Lafayette, March 28, 1906. Lived most of her life in Shelbyville. Married to Claude Surber in Greensburg. He preceded her in death on March 5 1963.
Survivors include four children, Mrs. Barbara D. Ahman, Orlando, Fla., Ronald Poe, Indianapolis, Mrs. Bonnie Roberts, Shelbyville, and Mrs. Betty Jones, Shelbyville; 24 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia.
Murphy Mortuary. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by S. Armstrong
The Shelby Republican
William Franklin Surber,
age sixty-eight, 520 east Broadway, died at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Robert Long
hospital, at Indianapolis.
Wednesday,January 19, 1940
ILLNESS FATAL TO W. F. SURBER
Shelbyville Man, Age 68
Dies in Hospital at Indianapolis
Although a native of Shelby
county, Mr. Surber had resided in Jennings county for a number of years, and
moved to Shelbyville last month. He had engaged in farming during the
greater part of his life.
Mr. Surber was born in Moral
township on February 14, 1872, and was married to Effie Curry, also
of Shelby county, on January ?1, 1919.
The deceased is survived by the
widow, at home, and a son, Claude Surber, of Greencastle.
Funeral arrangements have not
been completed, and will be announced later by Loren H. Murphy.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and David Craig.
The Shelbyville Republican
about sixty-eight years of age, died Thursday at 7:10 a.m. at his home at 3826
Rockville Road, Indianapolis. Death was caused by complications.
Saturday, July 29, 1939
FORMER COUNTY MAN
DIES IN INDIANAPOLIS
George Surber, 68,
Had Lived in Moral Township
Mr. Surber was born in
Moral township, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Surber.
He spent his youth in Moral township, moving to Indianapolis following his
marriage to Miss Ann Wells.
Survivors are four
children: Carl Surber, of Chicago; Mrs. Alma Krebs,
Mrs. Ruth Quinette and Joseph Surber, of Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be
held Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock at the Usher Funeral Home in Indianapolis.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Mrs. Lavina Jacquinot, 90, widow of Patrick
JACQUINOT, a Civil War veteran, died today at 2:30 a.m. at the home of her son, Walter Surber, Blackhawk Road.
Lavina SURBER JACQUINOT
(September 9, 1846 - March 14, 1937)
Mrs. L. JACQUINOT
She was born September 9, 1846, the daughter of Andrew
and Nancy Surber, at Blue Springs, Ind. She had lived here for more than 30 years.
Surviving are three sons, Walter Surber and
Vail Jacquinot of Ottumwa and William Jacquinot of Ben Wheeler, Tex. Six children preceded her in
The body is at the Leter Jay funeral home pending completion
of funeral arrangements.
Source: Family records - clipping from unknown newspaper.
Note: Lavina SURBER JACQUINOT was the daughter of Andrew
and Nancy SURBER who homesteaded in Keokuk County in 1854. Lavina lived much of her life in that county and at
least one of her children (Walter) was born there.
Submitted by Jeanne Surber
"Mrs. Nancy Surber died last Wednesday
(June 12, 1912) at the home of her son, George Washington Surber, north of town, [Hedrick] aged 100 years,
5 months and 30 days.(*) The funeral was held Thursday at Bethel church near Hayesville, conducted by Rev.
A. Sanger of Ollie (Iowa), and the interment was in the Bethel cemetery.
Nancy Ann MILLER SURBER
(Mrs. Andrew Thomas SURBER, Sr.)
(December 13, 1820 - June 12, 1912)
Nancy Ann Miller was born in Clinton county,
Ohio, December 13, 1811, and was married to Andrew Surber December 1829. (**)
To them were born 12 children, of whom three daughters
and two sons survive. The family came to Iowa 54 years ago. Mrs. Surber is also survived by about 250 descendants,
including many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Dunkard church at Ollie, having joined that organization many years ago, and remained a
faithful member until death.
She retained her health up to a short time ago, and
her memory was exceptionally good.
A notable feature of the funeral was the fact that
the pallbearers were six of Mrs. Surber's great-grandsons."
Source: Family records. Probably from the Hedrick Journal at the time of death.
*NOTE: Nancy Ann (Miller) Surber's obituary (above)
and death certificate states that she was born December 13, 1811 in Clinton County, Ohio, and died June 12, 1912.
But a census taken in mid-1850 lists Nancy's age as 29 (her birthday was in December), and the one from 1856 lists
her age as 36. A census apparently taken by a careful enumerator, dated August 8, 1870, gives Nancy's age as 51.
All three of these dates indicate a birth date of late in the year of 1820.
** NOTE: A machine copy of the original hand-written
marriage certificate from Shelby County, IN, indicates a marriage date of December 28, 1838.
Submitted by Jeanne Surber