Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, October 21, 1963
Former Morristown Man's Rites Tuesday
John F. Trimble, 71, 1124 Broadway, Indianapolis, died Saturday, October 20, 1963.
Post master of Morristown from 1920 to 1936.
Born June 22, 1892, Shelby County, s/o  Levi Trimble  and  Mrs. Hattie Nigh Trimble, Bradenton, Florida.
Survivors:  mother;  daughter, Mrs. Carl (Cora Jane) Rector, Warren, Michigan;  brothers, Raymond Trimble, Greenfield, and  Rollie Trimble, Morristown;  sisters, Mrs. George (Wilma) Fouts, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Arvil (Louise) Hiday, Bradenton, Florida;  three grandchildren.
Moved to Indianapolis 25 years ago.
Member Morristown American Legion Post 40, V.F.W., Sahara Grotto, Indianapolis, and Morristown Lodge No. 193 F. and A.M.
Frazier Funeral Home, Morristown, with Rev. Wayne Hensley officiating.
Burial:  Morristown cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, May 10, 1920
Page 1, column 5
Passed Away At Home Near
Fountaintown Saturday Evening
          Funeral services for  John Trimble,  who died at the home of his son,  Levi Trimble,  of VanBuren township, were held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and burial was made in the Pelham cemetery.  Complications of diseases was the cause of death.  The son at whose home he died is the only surviving relative.  The deceased was aged 84 years and has been in failing health for some time, and his death was not unexpected.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Delphos  Republican
Ottawa County, Kansas
January 12, 1906
          John R. Trimble  was born in Shelby County Indiana, on the 7th day of March 1843 and died at his home eight miles north of Delphos, Kansas on January 3rd, 1906 aged sixty-two years nine months and ___ days.
          At the age of eighteen years he enlisted in the army and ____ Co. I, 51st Indiana Infantry and was wounded. After his recovery from his wounds he re-enlisted as a veteran of the same regiment.  He had two honorable discharges from the army, and carried an honorable wound through his after life to the grave.  His comrades who survive him mourn his sudden departure.
          He was married in Indiana in 1867 to  Martha J. Ruggles,  and to this union were born six children, three of whom are still living and were present at the funeral.  The family came to Kansas in 1877 and the wife and mother died shortly after, leaving Mr. Trimble with the family of small children to care for.  In 1880 he was married to  Miss Emily Young  of Cloud County, with whom he lived a happy and contented life, and was very highly respected and loved by all who new him.  His life's end came suddenly in the morning while he was in the act of putting on his shoes.  In a few moments he ceased to breathe and while everything was done to restore him, the spirit had gone out to be forever with his God.
          It was a sad blow to Mrs. Trimble as it fell so unexpectedly upon her while preparing the morning meal.  In early life he united with the Methodist Church and was a good Christian and kind neighbor and husband.  He was a member of the Order of Odd Fellows and had his membership in the Delphos Lodge.  He always exemplified the principles of friendship, love and truth.  He leaves behind a good name in all that goes to make life a blessing to others.  The funeral took place on the 5th inst.
Elder B.F. McMillian
Contributed by Angel Gephart

The  Sentinel
Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas
February 11, 1881
          Items from Delphos - Died - Otis A. Trimble,  son of  John R. Trimble, on Sunday night last, aged nearly 13 years.  Otis was severely afflicted all of his life: his limbs were deformed and he never was able to walk.  He was sent to the infirmary at Kansas City, where he remained for some time without receiving any benefit.  He was buried in the Delphos Cemetery on Tuesday.
Contributed by Angel Gephart

The  Sentinel
Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas
July 12, 1877
          From Delphos -- Mrs. John R. Trimble  died last week.  She leaves twin daughters.  The funeral was preached in town Friday, by Rev. L.A. Tallman.
Contributed by Angel Gephart
Note:  Martha J. Ruggles Trimble, daughter of  William Agustus & Martha Jane (Powers) Ruggles

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