Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Talbert


The  Shelbyville  News
January 13, 2003
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William O. Talbert, 88, of Rushville, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, Rushville.
Born Oct. 9, 1914, in Shelby County, s/o  Walter and  Ethel (Harris) Talbert.
No survivors were listed.
Preceded in death by one brother, William M. Talbert, and one sister, Maxine Elliott.
Lived in the Manilla area until moving to Rushville 20 years ago.
Retired truck driver.
U.S. Army veteran.
Moster & Cox Mortuary, 334 N. Main St. in Rushville.
Burial:  Manilla Cemetery in Manilla, with Jerry Holdman officiating.
Contributions:  Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W. 11th St., Rushville, IN 46173.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 23, 2002
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Eleanor Stolz Talbert, 83, of Portland, died Sunday, May 19, 2002.
Born Jan. 27, 1919, in Lagro, d/o  Arlie  and  Loisa Jane (McClure) Talbert.  She married Charles Stolz  on March 20, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1974.  She married Harold Talbert on April 27, 1980, and he survives.
Survivors:  sons, Dr. Thomas Stolz  of Lafayette and  James Stolz  of Morristown; one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Judith) Meyer  of Indianapolis; one stepson, Russell Talbert  of Deer Park, Texas; one brother, Austin Talbert  of Carson City, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Homemaker.
Member of First Baptist Church in Portland, where she was the organist.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in rural Portland.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday  October 18, 1971
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DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS.  TALBERT
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Mrs. Stella Mary Talbert, 88, died Sunday, Conover Nursing Home, Morristown.
Residence was 201 Howard St., Shelbyville.
Spent most of her life Shelbyville and Shelby County.
Member of the South Side Wesleyan Church.
Born March 16, 1883, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, d/o  John W. and  Mary Hughes Kidd.  
Married  Anderville Talbert  on Sept 22, 1949;  he died May 4, 1967.
Survivors:  sister, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Morristown;  brother,  Dee Farlow, Rushville; several nieces and nephews including  Mrs. Jacob (Faye) Emerich, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Thibo, Indianapolis.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. Paul Eger officiating.
Burial:  Flat Rock Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, February 23, 1968
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MRS.  DALE  TALBERT,
58,  DIES  IN FLORIDA
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Mrs. Emerson Brunner  received word of the death of her step-sister, Mrs. Dale (Camille) Talbert, 58, Vero Beach, Florida.  She died Friday, February 23, 1968.
Other survivors:  husband, one daughter, one son.
Services:  First Baptist Church in Vera Beach.
Cox Funeral Home of Vera Beach.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, October 19, 1965
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Talbert Rites
Set Wednesday
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Retired Employe
Of Chambers Was 68
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          Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Carmony Funeral Home here for  Virgil G. Talbert,  68, R.R. 1, Marion Township, who died at 2:10 p.m. yesterday at Major Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  Rev. Kenneth T. Jewell will officiate and burial will be in Bennett Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary at any time.
          Mr. Talbert was an employe of Chambers Corp. for over 30 years, retiring in 1959.  He was born July 7, 1896, in Shelby County the son of  Joshua and  Flora (Cole) Talbert.  Mr. Talbert married  Nora M. Kuhn  on Jan. 10, 1918, and she preceded in death on June 10, 1964.
          Surviving are three daughters and two sons,  Mrs. Nancy Coc  of California,  Mrs. Delores Boicourt  of North Vernon R.R.,  Mrs. Diana Mae Myer  of R.R. 1, Shelbyville,  Denzell Talbert  of R.R. 6, Muncie,  Billy Wayne Talbert  of R.R. 2; a brother,  Loren Talbert  of R.R. 1, and a sister,  Mrs. Wilma Fuqua  of Fortville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a half sister,  Mrs. Pearl Wilson,  Akron, Ohio.  A brother and sister preceded in death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, July 25, 1958
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ROBERT  TALBERT  DIES  IN  SOUTH
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Mechanic, 45, Was Native of Morristown
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Robert E. Talbert, 45, ex-county man, died in Greenville, Mississippi, at 1:45 a.m. today.
Born in Morristown, October 12, 1912, s/o  Harry  and  Margaret Arnold Talbert.
Married  Margaret Mann  in 1934; she survives.
Other survivors:  brothers,  J. C.  and  Harold Talbert,  Morristown,  Porter Tabbert[sic], Indianapolis;  sisters, Mrs. Don Willis, Franklin,  Mrs. Sherman Daugherty, Macon, Ga.,  Mrs. Ralph Rigdon  of Albuquerque, NM.
Employed as mechanic at Shelby Motors, Inc.
Lived in Morristown until moving to Leland, Mississippi, six years ago.
Member of the Methodist Church of Leland.
Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday December 4, 1948
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          Harrison Talbert, 74 year old life-long resident of the Morristown vicinity, died at his home there early today of a heart ailment.  He had been in poor health for the last year and seriously ill since he suffered a heart attack 12 weeks ago.  Mr. Talbert was born in Hanover township on October 30, 1874, the son of  Madison and  Susan (Carter) Talbert.  On February 16, 1886, he was married to  Margaret Arnold  and to this union 10 children were born, eight of whom survive.  Mrs. Talbert died on June 29, 1942 and he was married to  Lucy (Brown) Talbert  on May 1, 1943.  Surviving are his wife, four daughters,  Mrs. Maude Willis  of near Franklin,  Mrs. Nellie Wilcoxon,  Gwynneville,  Mrs. Mary Towns,  Bloomington, and  Mrs. Myrtle Rigdon, Jr.,  Morristown; four sons,  Clifford  and  Harold  of Morristown,  Robert  of this city and  William P. Talbert  of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the L.V. Hauk Funeral Home and burial will be in the Asbury cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Jill Knitl


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, October 5, 1943
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JOHN  TALBERT
IS  DEAD  HERE
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          John Talbert,  age seventy-eight, resident of this city for the past four years, died at the W.S. Major hospital at 6:00 a.m. Monday.  He had been in failing health for one year and in a critical condition for one week.
          He was born in Jackson township on May 17, 1865, the son of  Jhnathan and  Nancy Poe Talbert.  He was a member of the Trinity Methodist church and of Kiowa Council, Red Men lodge.  He is survived by one brother,  William H. Talbert,  of this city, and several step-children.
          Short funeral services will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home after which a service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist church, south of Geneva.  The  Rev. Josephine Huffer,  pastor of the Trinity Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, June 29, 1942
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MORRISTOWN  WOMAN  DIES
MRS. TALBERT, OF  MORRISTOWN, DIES
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Funeral Services to be held Tuesday for Mrs. Harry Talbert
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          Mrs. Margaret Talbert, wife of  Harry Talbert, died at their Morristown home Sunday morning at 7:45 o'clock of a complication of ailments.
       Born in Shelby county September 18, 1876, she was a daughter of  James J. and Theodosia  (Graham) Arnold.  She and Mr. Talbert were married February 16, 1896.
          Surviving besides the husband, are eight of their ten children.  Mrs. Maude Willis, of near Franklin;  Mrs. Nellie  Wilcoxon(sic) of Gwynneville;  Mrs. Mary Towns, Morristown; Miss Myrtle Talbert, Morristown;  Clifford Talbert, Morristown;  Porter Talbert, Indianapolis;  Harold Talbert, Morristown; and  Robert Talbert, this city.
          In addition, there are two sisters, Mrs. Paul Rutherford, Raymond, Washington, and  Mrs. Ona Fletcher, Princeton, and two brothers, Oler Arnold, Rushville, and  William Arnold, of Gwynneville.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the late home in charge of the Rev. W. H. Singer, assisted by the Rev. Roy Laswell.  Burial will take place in the Asbury cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk, Morristown Funeral Director.
Contributed by Jill Knitl


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 23, 1934
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C. TALBERT, UNION
TP. FARMER, DIES
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Funeral Services Tuesday at
10:30 A.M. at Little Blue
River Baptist Church
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WIDOW, CHILDREN  SURVIVE
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          Claude Talbert,  50, died at his home in Union township, north of Rays Crossing, Sunday morning at 9:00 o'clock.  He had been in failing health for several years with sugar diabetes.  Mr. Talbert was born in Union township, August 11, 1883, the son of  John and Phoebe Talbert.  On August 15, 1906, he was married to  Miss Lottie B. Fair,  who survives with the three children.  He had been a farmer and a resident of Shelby county all his life.
          Besides the widow and three children,  Ralph and  Ruby Talbert,  both at home, and  Mrs. Hazel Mahan,  of Rush county, the deceased is survived by three brothers,  Charles and  Maurice Talbert,  both of Union township, and  Clarence,  of Patricksburg, and three sisters,  Mrs. Bessie Benefield  and  Miss Blanche Talbert,  both of Union township, and  Mrs. Iva Brown,  of Marion township.
          Mr. Talbert had been a member of the Little Blue River Baptist church for the past twenty-six years and funeral services will be held there Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. H. H. Hobbs, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, February 13, 1934
Page 1, column 4
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  9  YEARS'  ILLNESS
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Mrs. Wm. Talbert, 77,
Survived By Husband, 4 Children;
Burial In Forest Hill
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  THURSDAY
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          Monday evening at 3:10 o'clock  Mrs. William H. Talbert  died at her home, 325 Walker street.  Death was due to complication of diseases, which she suffered for the past nine years.  Mrs. Talbert was born July 31, 1856, the daughter of  William and  Narcissus Parrish,  being at the time of death 77 years, 6 months and 12 days old.  In 1872 she was united in marriage to  Charles S. Ragsdale  and to this union five children were born.  In 1914, while the family was residing in Washington, Indiana, Mr. Ragsdale passed away.  After moving back to Shelby county, Mrs. Ragsdale was again married to  William H. Talbert, in January, 1917.  Besides the husband, the deceased is survived by four children,  Mrs. John Talbert,  Mrs. Bert Fisher,  Mrs. Mable Kriss  and  Walter Ragsdale, all of this city; eight grandchildren, three nieces and nephews and two half brothers, Wesley Parrish, of Shelby county, and James Parrish, of Frankfort, Indiana. Mrs. Talbert was a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church of this city, and of the Security Benefit Association, of Washington, Indiana. The Rev. Josephine Huffer will officiate at the funeral services, which will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Trinity M. E. church.  Burial will be in the family lot in Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors. Friends may call at the late home any time after 4:00 o'clock Tuesday evening.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, August 11, 1930
Page 1, column 2
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HEART  DISEASE  CAUSES  DEATH
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Joshua Talbert, Age 79 Years, Died Sunday
At Home In Union Township
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FUNERAL  TUESDAY  MORNING
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          Joshua Talbert, well-known county resident, died Sunday morning at 12:45 o'clock at his home in Union township, south of Gwynneville, from heart disease.  He had been in ill health for some time and had been bedfast for the past five weeks.  Mr. Talbert was born October 10, 1850 and was 79 years old.  He was the son of  Joseph and Mary Nigh Talbert  and spent his entire life on the same farm where he was born.  The widow, Mrs. Flora Talbert, four sons and three daughters survive.  The children are:  Joseph and George Talbert, of Indianapolis;  Virgil Talbert, of this city;  Loren Talbert, of Hancock county;  Mrs. Pearl Wilson, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Della Lummis, of Porterville, and Mrs. Wilma Frances, of Shelby county.  One sister, Mrs. Nancy Kinsley, of Greenfield, also survives.  Mr. Talbert was the oldest member of the Masonic lodge at Morristown, and this order will take part in the funeral services.  The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 1:30 o'clock with the Rev. Alonzo Burns officiating.  Burial will be in the Hanover cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 10, 1930
Page 4 column 7
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NATIVE  OF  COUNTY  DIED  IN  MONTANA
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          Frank Talbert, native of Shelby county and widely known and respected in this community, died at his home in Winfred, Montana, Tuesday, following an extended illness of tuberculosis.  Mr. Talbert was born in Shelby county on June 20, 1861, and had lived here until about fifteen years ago.
          Funeral and burial services were conducted at Winfred, Montana.
          Mr. Talbert leaves the widow, Mrs. Sadie McCarty Talbert; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Limpus, and one son, Harry Talbert, all of Winfred.  He was one of a family of fifteen children and is survived by twelve brothers and sisters.  They are  Mrs. Amanda Carter,  Mrs. Will Wertz,  Mrs. Clifford Hogue,  Mrs. Harry Endicott,  Mrs. William Pitcher,  Emmett,  Anderville,  Jay  and  Curtis Talbert, all of Shelbyville and Shelby county, and  John Talbert, of Edinburg;  James Talbert, of Indianapolis, and  Henry Talbert, of Anderson.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, September 13, 1928
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JOHN  TALBERT,  AGE  33,  VICTIM
OF  ILLNESS  CONTRACTED  IN
WORLD  WAR
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WILL  BE  BURIED  SATURDAY
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          John Talbert,  age 33, a world war veteran, died at the home of his sister and brother-in-law,  Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Brown,  304 Walker street, at 4:15 p.m., yesterday, after having been afflicted with tuberculosis for several months.
          Mr. Talbert contracted Spanich influenza while serving with Compnay C, 334th Infantry, United States Army in France during the world war, having enlisted June 24, 1918.  This disease finally developed into tuberculosis and he became seriously ill about 18 months ago.
          He was the son of  John and Phoebe Ann Talbert,  and was born in Union townshp Sept. 16, 1894.  The greater part of his life had been spent in Shelby county.  Before the death of his wife five years ago, he had been a farmer in this county, but after her death he moved to Shelbyville and was employed in a local factory.  His wife was  Miss Hulda Creek  before her marriage, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Creek.
          A daughter,  Rosamond Ilene,  makes her home with her grandmother,  Mrs. Leander Creek.  Three sisters and five brothers also survive:  Mrs. Bessie Benefiel  and  Miss Blanche Talbert  of Union township, and  Mrs. Brown  at whose home he died;  Clarence Talbert,  of Greencastle;  Charles E.  of Shelbyville;  Claude,  Ennis  and  Maurice  of Union township.
          The local post of the American Legion, of which Mr. Talbert was a member, will have charge of the funeral services.  He was also a devout member of the Blue River Baptist church.  The services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Blue River cemetery chapel, Rev. G. J. McMullen officiating.  C.F. Fix and Son are in charge.  Friends may call at the home where he died to see the remains any time until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 3, 1928
page 8, column 1
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AGED  SHELBY  PIONEER  DIES
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Mrs. Mary Talbert, 81, Died At Home
in Noble Township Early Today
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  THURSDAY
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          Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Talbert, 81, wife of John Talbert, died at 6:30 a.m. today at her home in Noble township, after a long illness from a complication of diseases.  She had been in ill health for months and had been seriously ill since Sunday night. Mrs. Talbert was the daughter of Andy and Susannah Herron and was born Feb. 6, 1847 in Bartholomew county.  She was first married to Jasper Kelly, now deceased.  Two children were born to this union, neither of whom survive. In 1873 she was married to Charles S. Price.  Three children were born to this union, two of whom survive.  They are Mrs. Frank Steenbarger, of Geneva, and  Mrs. Milcena Cox, of Indianapolis.  In 1899 she was married to John Talbert, who survives.  She is also survived by three sisters,  Mrs. Elizabeth Crowley, of Princeton;  Mrs. Sarah Gillespie, of Peru, and  Mrs. Martha Cusick, of Geneva; four brothers, David Heron, of Indianapolis,  John Heron, of Waldron, and  James and  Robert, of East Columbus.  Sixteen grandchildren survive.  Mrs. Talbert was a member of the Separate Baptist church of St. Louis Crossing.  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Baptist church Thursday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Joe McQueen officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.
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SHELBY  COUNTY,  INDIANA  MARRIAGES
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* Jasper Kelley & Mary E. Herron
May 28, 1865
Book 8, Page 367
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* Mary Kelly & Sebastion C. Price
November 7, 1874
Book 10, Page 308
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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, INDIANA MARRIAGES
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* Mary Price & Jonathan Talbert
Sept. 27, 1899
Book C-14, Page 490
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Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Wednesday, June 22, 1927
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          Mrs. Bettie Anne Talbert, widow of Balser R. Talbert, and a lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Carter, in Hanover township.  Mrs. Talbert was one of the best known aged residents of the community, and the announcement of her death was received with sincere regret.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Blue River U.B. Chapel, with the Rev. Elisha Brook, pastor of the church officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery, in charge of L.V. Hauk, funeral director.  Mrs. Talbert was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Wicker, and was born in Shelby county, January 8, 1842, being at the time of death, eighty-five years, five months and thirteen days old.  Practically her entire lifetime had been spent in the county where she was born and she had made hundreds of friends here during her useful lifetime.  Her husband preceded her in death on Sept 22, 1902, after which time she made her home with her children.  She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom survive.  They are Mrs. Carter, at whose home she died; Albert A. Talbert of San Diego, Cal.;  James Madison Talbert, of this city; Marion Talbert, of Union township; Alonzo V. Talbert, of Union township; Mrs. Porter Cole, of Morristown and Dr. M. G. Talbert, also of Morristown.  She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Sarah Myers, of Hanover township.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  Sunday  Star
July 8, 1923
Page 29
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          Morristown---  Lafayette Talbert,  73 years old, is dead at his home here of chronic heart trouble.  He was a pioneer family of eleven children, six boys and five girls.  All have preceded him in death except  Mrs. Mike Yarling  of Shelbyville.  He is survived by the widow and four sons.  Arthur  of Rush county,  Carl  and  Earl  of this city and  Wade,  who is with the Fletcher Trust Company, Indianapolis.  Funeral will be held Sunday.  Burial at Ashbury.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Indianapolis  Daily  Star
May 10, 1923
Page 4
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          Shelbyville---- Mrs. Huldah May Talbert, 26 years old is dead at her home north of here following a sudden illness.  She is survived by the husband,  John Talbert;  one daughter,  Rosamond;  her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Leander Creek;  two sisters,  Mrs. Alta Carmony  and  Mrs. Mertie Snapp;  and two brothers,  Otto and  William Creek, all of Shelby county.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


Morristown  Newspaper
December, 1920
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MRS. BLANCHE  TALBERT  DEAD
Excerpt from obituary.
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          Blanche Talbert, wife of  Carl Talbert, died at her home in Morristown, Saturday December 11, 1920, of heart affection, after an illness of more than a year.  Something over a year ago she was afflicted with influenza, from which she never wholly recovered.  A recent attack of tonsillitis reduced her strength again to such a low degree that she was unable to rally and after a struggle of about ten days, death ensued, and her soul took its flight into that Realm where we all long to be, yet dread to go.
          Blanche Talbert was the daughter of  John and Elma Rees.  She was born November 13, 1887, and was 37 years old when she died.  She joined the M. P. Church early in life, and was a consecrated Christian, believing in the tenet of His church and living up to her faith as well as it is within mortal limitations to do so.  On January 7, 1908, she was married to Carl Talbert, to which union three children were born,  Helen Louise,  Hugh Rees,  and  Velma Doris, all of whom are living.  One brother, Carl Rees  and two sisters,  Edith DePrez  and  Eva Taylor, also survive.
Submitted by Anne Ruby


A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
December 3, 1918
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MRS.  SARAH  TALBERT
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Died Tuesday Morning at Ten O'clock
at Her Home In Morristown
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          Mrs. Sarah Talbert, wife of  Harry Talbert,  died this morning about 10 o'clock at her home in Morristown, her death being caused by complications of diseases of which she had been a sufferer for some time.
         She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wicker, both of whom preceded her many years ago.  She was born in the year 1849 and was 69 years of age at the time of her death.  She was a member of the Blue River U.B. Church, being a prominent worker in the church.  Mrs. Talbert has been resident of Morristown for number of years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
         Besides her husband she is survived by three sisters and four brothers.  The sisters are  Mrs. Jane Nigh, of near Morristown;  Mrs. Esther Rhoads, of Van Buren township, and  Mrs. Dorothy Carter  of Hanover township.  The brothers are  David Wicker, of Van Buren township;  Thos. of this county and  Jasper  and  George of Morristown.
         The funeral will be held at the Blue River U. B. church Thursday morning. at 10 o'clock, Rev. O. F. Lyda officiating.  Interment will be made in the Blue River cemetery.
Submitted by Anne Ruby


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, December 26, 1916
Page 2, column 3
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MRS. DAVID  TALBERT  DEAD
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          Mrs. David Talbert died at 7:50 o'clock Sunday morning at her home in Flat Rock, from a complication of diseases.  Fourteen children survive. Mrs. Talbert was 73 years old at the time of her death.  The funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Flat Rock M. E. church, the Rev. S. D. Hawkins officiating.  Burial was made in the Flat Rock cemetery.  Mrs. Talbert's son was the husband of a daughter of Mrs. Joshua Nail, of Norristown, who died Monday morning.  The funeral of both mothers were held in the Flat Rock church and both were buried in the Flat Rock cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 2, 1916
Page 8   column 3
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CANCER  OF  THE  STOMACH
CAUSED  WOMAN'S  DEATH.
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Funeral Services For Mrs.
William Talbert To Be Held
Tuesday Morning.
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Margaret A. Talbert,  aged 68 years and seven months, wife of  William Talbert,  died at 11 o'clock Saturday night at their home, 325 Walker street.  She had been suffering for more than five months from a complication of diseases and a post mortem was held Sunday by  Dr. McFadden  and  Dr. Bass  to determine the cause of her death.  It showed she was afflicted with cancer of the stomach and enlargement of the liver.
          The funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the residence at 10 o'clock, the Rev. H. N. Spear officiating, and the burail will be made in the Miller cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
          Mrs. Talbert's surviving relatives are her husband and two brothers and a sister -- George E. Snapp,  of this county;  N. S. Snapp,  Seattle, Wash., and  Mrs. Adeline Turner,  of this city.  She also leaves a granddaughter,  Mrs. Myrl Keeney,  of this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, March 5, 1908
Page 1
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DEATHS -- FUNERALS.
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          Pearl Talbert,  daughter of  James Talbert,  died at No. 22 South Vine street, last midnight.  Deceased was eixteen years of age and had been ill for the past four weeks.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the M. E. church at Flatrock, the Rev. Samuel D. Hawkins officiating.  Interment will be in Flatrock cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 12, 1906
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Mrs. Bertha Talbert Dead
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          From Monday's Daily -- Mrs. Bertha Mae Talbert died at her home about three miles south of Morristown yesterday afternoon at one o'clock, aged about twenty-four years. Death was due to lung trouble. She is survived by her husband, Otto Talbert, and by one child three years old. The funeral will be held at the Christian Union church in Union township tomorrow morning at ten o'clock. Interment will be in the Bennett graveyard.
Submitted by Barb Huff


IN  LOVING  REMEMBRANCE
FANNIE  DELL  TALBERT
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[died March 7, 1906]
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1885-1906
OBITUARY
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          "Death is the golden key that unlocks eternity". One of the fathers says. "There is but this difference between the death of the old and that of the young, that the old go to death and death comes to the young."
          Fannie  Dell,  daughter of  C.(harles) S.(ells) and Lillie May Brown was born May 17, 1885, and departed this life March 7, 1906, being 20 years, 9 months, and 20 days old. She was married to  Mellis  Talbert  on the 16th of September, 1903.  She united with the M.E. Church at Manilla, Indiana, when a girl, of which church she was a member until death.
          When Fannie was seven years old she was bereft of her mother but her loving grandmothers, Brown and Carter assisted the father until her present step-mother became to HER a loving, kind and thoughtful parent whose motherly care was reciprocated by her in an obedient, faithful, true, filial love.
          Fannie was a great comfort and stay to her father and was the light of his home until she became the wife, companion and brave helper in her husband's home.  It is the testimony of one who knew her in this relation, that no happier, sweeter or more blessed companionship seemed possible.  Fannie was kind, gentle and considerate to all.  She was remarkable for her even, mild and loving disposition. Her friends, in the social circle, her schoolmates, her relatives all loved her.  She loved God and his Christ and longed for a larger service to his Church.
          Fannie was near to death a year ago but God gave her back to us; but two months ago she was again smitten and became a great sufferer until the end. Even in her most intense sufferings her patience, and calm trust was an example to us all. Her husband and friends sought every means to keep her but she went home. "To be with Christ which is far better."
          She leaves  Harry  and  Roy,  her older brothers who will sadly miss her wise, loving and inspiring counsel and companionship and  Esther,  Helen  and  Justine,  her sisters who will look evermore in vain for her home coming and fond caresses and  Jefferson  her little brother will never more know the blessed sunshine of her loving presence.  Her parents will mourn, for how they needed the visits of one so true; and  Mellis  will evermore try to answer that question in her last song.  "Will they Miss Me?" for no one can fill her place.  Oh, if she knew how large a place she holds in all our hearts!  But we think of her now as at rest in the bosom of her Lord.
I know 'tis the voice of the Savior that whispers
Home draweth nigh, Home draweth nigh;
I know we shall find in his kingdom of glory
Rest by-and-by, Rest by-and-by.
Source:  A memorium to Fannie Dell Brown, probably written by her father, Charles Sells Brown.
Submitted by Richard Weightman


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 17, 1887
Page 2, column 2
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          Bert Talbert, a brother-in-law of Taylor Warfield, and formerly of Shelby county, died in New Mexico last week, and was brought to Pierce City, Mo., Saturday, where the remains were buried by the side of his wife. --Rushville Republican.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily Republican
Shelbvville, Ind.
Saturday Evening, October 23, 1886
Page 1 column 3
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FRANK  TALBERT'S  DEATH
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Sketch of the Career of One of Our Most Useful Citizens
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Bending sadly o'er thy form
Late with Love and Friendship warm
Brother in our night of grief
What shall give our hearts relief?
Shrived within this mortal clay
Such a loving spirit lay,
That we shrink with half distrust
Ere we give it back to dust.

Brother from thy heavenly rest,
From thy home among the blest
Come in angel guise to cheer
Those who sorrow for the here.

From that radiant Lodge on high
Comes to us this glad reply.
Mourn not! For the path he's trod
One Degree is nearer God!
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          The news of the death of  Frank Talbert at 2:25 yesterday afternoon spread rapidly through the city and cast a profound gloom over the hearts of all.  At 11 o'clock yesterday the patient seemed to grow suddenly worse and when the consultation of physicians was held at the house at 1 o'clock Mr. Talbert was then in the agony of death.  All hopes of his rallying from the death struggles was abandoned and the family and friends present were notified to prepare for the final end which was soon to take place.  Five minutes before his death the writer stood by his bedside and watched him as the sands of  life fast drifted toward the shores of eternity.  Around him gathered the sympathizing family and many friends.  To see a man of so much usefulness dying in the very prime of life seemed a great disaster indeed, "but there is a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew them how we may."  The subject of this obituary was born in Union township, Shelby county, March 3, 1842, and was a son of  Paris C. and  Nancy A. Talbert. His youth was spent upon the farm of his parents until the war of the rebellion came on when he enlisted in Indianapolis on August 8, 1862, in the Third Indiana Battery for the defense of the flag that he loved so well. Continuing through the war he came back and was honorably discharged on July 24, 1865.  The scenes of battle having closed he again turned his attention to the pursuits of farm life.  On the third day of December, 1864, his venerable father passed away.  In September, 1867, he was married to Mary A. Wright.  To them was born three children, William, Lulu and Verlin. On April 14, 1874, the wife and mother died leaving husband and children surviving her.  In 1869 Mr. Talbert in company with his brothers  Sylvanus  and  William, and his brother-in-law Jacob Bower, started a saw mill near his farm.  For motive power they used two threshing engines.  In a very short time he purchased the interest of Sylvanus and Mr. Bower in the business and in company with his brother William carried on the business until 1879, when he bought his brother's interest and moved the mill to this city locating on East Hendricks street near the intersection of the "Big Four" and J. M. & I. roads.  The mill was started in a small way but the business grew rapidly and very soon he erected the blacksmith shop, made necessary on account of the large number of horses he owned and used in hauling.  In 1881, he started the wagon-works which gave employment to a large number of men.  The business of manufacturing wagons rapidly grew and soon the "Talbert wagon" had gained a wide reputation and was sold in all parts of the State.  Next the planing mill was added and in July of this year another saw-mill was built.  Mr. Talbert did an ex-tensive business and at the time of his death had on his pay roll at least one hundred men.  He leaves an estate valued at $50,000.  In this city he built some nine houses, thus doing what he could to build up and improve the place.  In the country he has a farm of two hundred acres. On the 14th day of September, 1877, he was married to  Angeline Westfield, and unto them was born three children, two of whom are dead.  The second wife and children by his first marriage survive him.  In 1882 the citizens of the third ward honored him with a seat in the city council where he made a good record as an honest and pains-taking official.  The deceased was an honored member of the Shelby Lodge No. 30, I.0.0.F. and the Encampment.  In the subordinate lodge he was a faithful attendant and took a deep interest in the principles of "Friendship, Love and Truth."  Long will he be missed from the halls of this great order.  He was also a member in good standing of the G.A.R. Post of this city.  On his life he carried the following insurance policies:  Travellers' Accident, $1,500; New York Mutual, $2,000, and in the Equitable, $10,000, making a total of $13,500.  It can be truly said that the death of Mr. Talbert is a great loss to the business interests of this city and county.  He was a man of great business energy and if he had lived, in a few years his wagon works would have been as famous as those of the Studebaker Brothers, at South Bend.  A few weeks ago his extensive saw-mill burned and he met with a loss over his insurance of several thousand dollars.  But this reverse did not check his indomitable will and he at once began the work of rebuilding the mill.  Standing in the building last Tuesday morning the fatal accident befell him and he never rallied from the blow.  He was a kind father and a good citizen, and Shelbyville will look a long time for his like again.
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Peace to his ashes.
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          At 9 o'clock this morning Dr. George W. Fleming, Dr. J. W. Green and Drs. I. H. and Morris Drake, held a post mortem examination and as a result they found an extensive fracture of the skull extending through the base of the same, rupturing blood vessels, and causing a large accumulation of coagulated blood within the brain.  The funeral services will be held at the house on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. H. Nesslage, of the Christian Church, and the Rev. J. K. Pye, of the M. E. Church at Seymour, officiating.  The remains will be interred at the Forest Hill cemetery by D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 3, 1884
page 2, column 7
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          Gwynneville Glimpses July 1, 1884---A large procession followed the remains of  Paris Talbert last Wednesday to the Little Blue River Baptist Church, where his funeral was preached by Rev. George Zike.  The Masonic Lodge of Morristown then took charge of the body and buried it.  Deceased was thirty-five years old and leaves a wife and one child.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 26, 1884
page 3, column 1
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          Paris Talbert died at his home in Hanover township, at six o'clock Tuesday evening, aged thirty-five years.  The funeral services will be held at the Little Blue River Baptist Church at eleven o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. George W. Zike officiating.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 22, 1871
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          Mrs. Henry Talbert, whom we noticed in our last as having been stricken with paralysis, died on last Thursday morning.  Mrs. Talbert was an estimable woman, a prominent member of the Presbyterian Congregation, and a teacher in the Sabbath School of that Church, and her loss will be keenly felt by not only her relatives and friends, but by the entire community.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  National  Volunteer
Thursday March 23, 1871
Page 3 column 1
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          DIED---In this city on Thursday, March 16th, 1871, Mrs. Derexa W., wife of  Henry L. Tolbert, in the fiftieth year of her age.
          She was born January 27th, 1821, in Butler county, Ohio—lived in our community for eighteen years—was a most exemplary Christian, a communicant of the Presbyterian church, and universally respected and esteemed.
[Buried City Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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