Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, July 07, 2003
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David Shelton Taylor, 80, of Washington Township, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at his home.
Born June 6, 1923 in Johnson County, s/o  William  and  Flora (Handy) Taylor.  Married Lois Hudson on July 29, 1970, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, William D. Taylor  and  Gerald W. Taylor, both of Shelbyville; three step-daughters, Cindy Combs  of Edinburgh, Cathy Davis  of Indianapolis, and  Charlotte Barngrover  of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Beverly Lynn Taylor  of Alpena, Mich., Gara Lawson,  Jeffrey Taylor  and  Donnie Perkins, all of Shelbyville; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a son, Dale Ray Taylor; and two sisters, Josephine Taylor  and an  infant.
Farmer and drove a school bus for Shelbyville Central and Southwestern school districts.  Previously drove a bus for Mount Auburn School and was employed at Cummins Engine in Columbus for six years during the 1970s.
U.S. Army veteran of World War II, glider pilot.  Purple Heart and the Silver Star.
Graduated in 1941 from Mount Auburn High School.
Member of Marietta United Methodist Church; Washington Township Farm Bureau; Blue River Lions Club; American Legion Post No. 70; and Marietta Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a director and firefighter. He was a former member of Southwestern Consolidated Schools Board.
Carmony-Ewing Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St., with the Revs. Robert Campbell and Curt Hunt officiating.
Burial was in Miller Cemetery.
Military graveside services were conducted by local service organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Shelby County, 110 S.Harrison St.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, May 19, 1951
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MRS.  TAYLOR  DIES  AT  SISTER'S
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Six-Year Illness Is Fatal To Native of Manilla, 71
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          Mrs. Julia Augusta Taylor, 71, Indianapolis resident and native of Manilla, died Friday at 9:35 p.m. at the home of a sister, Mrs. Clyde Whisman  at Manilla.  She had suffered with a heart ailment for six years.
          The daughter of  John W.  and  Annetta C. (Linville) Webster, she was born in Manilla on August 14, 1879.  On March 29, 1899, she was married to  Walter O. Taylor  who preceded her in death in July, 1919.  A daughter,  Mrs. Helen Merrick, also preceded her in death in 1931.
          Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Olive Branch Christian Church in Indianapolis.
          Surviving her with the sister at whose home she died are another sister and a brother, Mrs. John Wissing  and  William Webster  of near Manilla.  There also are a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
          Funeral services, in charge of the D. E. Carmony Funeral Home of Manilla, will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the home of the sister, Mrs. Whisman.  Interment will be in the Manilla cemetery.  Friends may call at the Whisman home after 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
April 26, 1950
E. A. TAYLOR  DIES  SUDDENLY
Retired Shoe Repairma Is Stricken on Street
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          Edward Albert Taylor, retired shoe repairman, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday while enroute to the W. S. Major Hospital.  Mr. Taylor was stricken while walking on E. Washington St. and was being taken to the hospital by the local police when death occurred.  Death was due to cerebral apoplexy, according to Dr. C. J. Price, county coroner.
          Mr. Taylor, whose home was at 113 Murdock St., was 71 years of age.  He was born in Shelby county on September 14, 1878, the son of  William T.  and  Louise (Howery) Taylor.  In 1910 he was married to  Rebecca Casto,  who preceded him in death in 1944.
          He is survived by two brothers and one sister,  Orville L. Taylor  of this city,  Ora Taylor  of Baltimore, Md., and  Mrs. Marie Mitch  of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. A. M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Unknown  Newspaper
Unknown Date
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          Ens. Francis Marion Taylor, a dive-bomber pilot, died June 15 as a result of a plane crash at sea, the Navy Department has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Maurice Taylor, 443 Walcott street.
          Ens. Taylor, who had only been overseas two -months, entered the Navy while employed in the chemical laboratory of Beveridge Paper Company.  He was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School and an active member of Woodruff Place Baptist Church and the Boy Scouts of America.  Tribute was paid to him Sunday morning in a memorial service for eight Gold Star members of the Woodruff Place church.
          Survivors besides the parents are a brother, Foster S. Taylor, of Indianapolis, and two sisters,  Mrs. Harrison W. Sibbitt, of Indianapolis and Mrs. Winfrey B. M---[torn]  of Greenwood.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday April 22, 1944
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COUNTY  RESIDENT  SUCCUMBS  AT  HOME
Mrs. Alice Taylor, Wife of William Taylor Dies
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          Mrs. Alice Taylor,  age 80, native of Shelby county and wife of  William Taylor,  died at her home in Shelby township Thursday at 10:00 p.m. after an illness of several months.  Death was caused by complications incidental to advanced age.
          She was born in Shelby county on February 22, 1864, the daughter of  George  and  Mary Nugent.  Her marriage to Mr. Taylor took place in 1882. Surviving with the husband are two children,  Earl Taylor,  of Washington township, and  Mrs. Ethel Beaumont,  of Indianapolis; one sister,  Mrs. Gertrude Johnson,  of Shelby township; two brothers,  George Nugent  of Columbus, and  Alex Nugent  of Noble township; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home today at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. A. M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be made in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Linda Nugent Fuller


The  South  Bend  Tribune
South Bend, Indiana
February 1940
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Sidney Franklin Taylor, of  201 E. Marion St., South Bend, dies.
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          Sidney Franklin Taylor, age 63, of 201 E. Marion St., died at  10:15 p.m. Thursday in Epworth Hospital.  He had been ill for the last six years.  Death resulted from a heart ailment.  He was born in Shelbyville, Ind., Oct. 7, 1876, and came here from that city 20 years ago [1920].  On Nov. 16, 1899, he married  Linnie M. Johnson, who survives.  He leaves also three daughters,  Mrs. John Brinkman, Mishawaka;  Mrs. Edith Jones, Peru, Ind., and  Mrs. Oscar Synold, Three Oaks, Mich.;  a sister,  Mrs. John Vail, Tacoma, Wash., and a stepbrother*, Hiram Taylor, Mishawaka.  Friends will be received in Orvis Chapel Saturday night and the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel.  Rev. Charles Taylor, pastor of Christ’s Temple, will officiate and burial will be at Southlawn Cemetery.
Contributed by Jeanne Norberg
*Note from Jeanne:  Interesting that he called Hiram a step-brother rather than a half-brother. Charles likely was his nephew and son of  Hiram.


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 25, 1935
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MRS. WILLIAM  TAYLOR  DIED  HERE  THURSDAY
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Widely known Colored Resident Died
At Home In This City—Funeral Saturday
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          Mrs. Mary Alice Taylor, 62 years old, wife of  William Taylor, and one of the city's most widely known colored residents, passed away at 3:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at their home, 23 John street, following an extended illness.  Announcement of Mrs. Taylor's death was a deep shock to her many friends in the city.
          Funeral services are to be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the late home with the Rev. S. A. Criss, of Newcastle, officiating.  Burial, in Forest Hill cemetery, will be in charge of C. L. Wilson, funeral director.
          Mrs. Taylor was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tuiku, of Louisville, Kentucky and was born August 4, 1872.  Early in life, she united with the Methodist church, transferring her membership to the Wiley M. E. Chapel upon becoming a resident of Shelbyville.
          Besides the husband, she is survived by six daughters:  Mrs. Hawkins Darden,  Mabel Taylor,  Mary E. Taylor,  Mrs. A. J. Senour,  Mrs. Charles A. Kelley,  Mrs. Alice Brown, all of Shelbyville, and  Albert Taylor  of Chicago.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Janet L. Gaither


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday October 26, 1940
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AGED  COLORED  RESIDENT  DIES
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W. E. Taylor, 69, Succumbs At
Home Following Long Illness
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          William Edward “Billy” Taylor, age 69, well-known local colored resident, died Friday at 8:30 a.m. at his home at 23 John Street.  He had been in poor health for several months and death was due to a complication of diseases.
          Born in New Castle, Kentucky, December 25, 1870, the son of  William and Emma Taylor, he had resided in this city for the past eighteen years.  He was employed for many years as janitor at the office of the Democrat.
          He was married to  Mary Alice Tinker  on April 15, 1890, in Louisville, Kentucky.  She preceded him in death in 1935.  Mr. Taylor was a member of the Asbury Chapel at Louisville.
          Survivors are seven children, Mrs. Elsie Darden,  Miss Mable Taylor  and  Mrs. A[llie] J[ane] Senour, of this city;  Albert Taylor, of Chicago, and  Mrs. Charles Kelley,  Mrs. William Brown  and  Mrs. Mary E. Gaddis, of Indianapolis.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the late home, with the Rev. Winston, pastor of the Wiley Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial in charge of Edwards & Kohlmeyer will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the residence any time after 4:00 o'clock this afternoon.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Janet Gaither


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 6, 1936
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JANE  TAYLOR  PASSES  AWAY
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Woman, 70 Years Old, Dies at
Residence of Her Son
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          Mrs.  Jane Taylor, 70 years old, widow of  John Taylor, died at the home of her son, John, Jr., 107 Van Avenue, this morning at 4:45 o'clock.  Mrs. Taylor was born on January 25, 1866, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Foist and for the past twenty-six years has been a resident of this county.  Surviving are six sons, George of Shelbyville, Harry of Venice, California;  Frank, of Ohio;  John and  Edward of this city and  Charles of Indianapolis; one daughter Mrs. Daisy Bock of Indianapolis.  Other survivors are five sisters, five brothers, fourteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Taylor preceded her in death in 1929.  She was a member of the Vine Street M. P. church.  Funeral services will be held at the Trinity M. E. Church Monday afternoon with the Rev. Josephine Huffer officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing funeral director.  Friends may call at the home anytime after 12 o'clock Sunday.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, September 17, 1929
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  HOME  HERE
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John W. Taylor, Succumbed Early This Morning
At Home In Walker Street
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FUNERAL  AT  LOCAL  CHURCH
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          The death of  John W. Taylor, age 77 years, occurred at his home, 502 Walker street, at 1:30 o'clock this morning.  He had been a resident of Shelbvville for the past nineteen years.  His marriage took place forty-three years ago.  He is survived by the widow, Mrs.  Jane Taylor, a daughter and six sons.  They are:  George and  Charles Taylor, and  Mrs. Daisy Bock, of Indianapolis;  Harry Taylor, of Venice, California;  Frank Taylor, of Toledo, Ohio, and  John and  Ed Taylor, of this city.  A daughter died several years ago.   He also leaves a brother, George Taylor, of Lakin, Illinois, twenty-one grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at the Vine Street Methodist Protestant church Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with the Rev. F.E. Crider, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 15, 1920
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MRS.  EFFIE  DAVIS  TAYLOR
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(From Monday's Daily.)
          Word has been received here of the death of  Mrs. Effie Davis Taylor,  daughter of  Arch Davis,  formerly a resident of this county.  Her death occurred Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her parents, in Muncie, Ind., where the family has been residing for some time.  Her death was caused from cancer and followed an illness of over a year.
          She was aged about 35 yeras and was known to a number of people in this community.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis formerly resided in Union township and were well known residents of that community.  Mrs. Taylor was a woman of splendid qualities and her death is a blow to the family and many friends.  Surviving her are the husband, one son and daughter, her parents, two sisters and one brother, all residents of Muncie.  Delsie Davis  and  Mrs. Harry Phares,  of this city, are cousins of the deceased.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock and burial will be made at Muncie.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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