Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Tucker


The  Shelbyville  News
February 16, 2010
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Doris Tucker, 95, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, Columbus.
Born April 30, 1914, in Shelby County, to  George and Rose (Gephart) Pruitt.
Married  William H. Tucker  Aug. 25, 1931; he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1993.
Survivors:  son, Michael D. Tucker (wife, Margo) of Germantown, Tenn.; daughter- in-law,  Sandra Tucker of Hope; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents; son,  Billy P. Tucker; and sisters,  Georgina Groves  and  Clarice Sanders.
Sales clerk at J.C. Penney Co. in Shelbyville for 20 years, retiring in 1984.
Member of Marietta United Methodist Church.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., Rev. Steven Gross officiating.
Interment:  Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Shelbyville, Indiana
April 27, 2000
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Rebecca  L.  (Brown)  Tucker,  83, Shelbyville, died Monday, Waldron.
Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Shelbyville, d/o  Harry  L.  and  Ethel  Roberta  (Barnes)  Brown.  Sept. 12, 1937, married  William  J.  Tucker,  who preceded her in death, Oct. 1, 1970.
Payroll clerk, and later as a state auditor with the Indiana Highway Department until her retirement in 1978.
50-year member of the Happy Homemaker's ExtensionClub and the West Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include four daughters:  Elizabeth J. Brown, Indianapolis,  Mrs. Henry (Carol) Smiley,  Greensburg, and  Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Skillman  and  Mrs. Meredith (Karen) Garlitch, Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one brother.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home.
Rev. Rand Hooten officiating.  Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, Hospice of Shelby County.
Submitted by  Corasue Hatton  and  Richard Weightman
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 20, 1984
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Andrew J. Tucker, 69, Georgetown, former Shelbyville resident, died Sunday, Louisville, KY.
Resided in the New Albany area for the past several years and was retired from the hardware business. 1940s, employed here with the former  Lowell Ash  Gasoline Co.
Born in Shelbyville Sept. 11, 1914, s/o  George  and  Gertrude (Walton) Tucker.
Survivors:  wife, Eloise; 2 sons, Kenneth A. Tucker, New Albany, and Tony R. Tucker, Georgetown; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell Tucker, Shelbyville.
Burial in the Lewis Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sebrook Funeral Home, New Albany, and the Carmony Funeral Home, here.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, October 15, 1977
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Ralph E. Tucker, 72, 11 N. Miller St., died Friday.  Failing health five years. Born Jan. 16, 1905 in Muncie, s/o  Edward H.  and  Frances Irene (Hobbs) Tucker.
Married April 16, 1927 in Shelbyville to Loretta Faye DeWitt.  She died Sept. 23, 1969.
Survivors:  11 children, H. William Tucker,  Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Bowers,  Jack E. Tucker,  Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Bennett,  Mrs. Jeff (Beverly) Berry,  Mrs. Terry (Linda) Hill,  Robert D. Tucker, all of Shelbyville,  Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Kendall Jr., Vero Beach, Fla., Mrs. James (Joan) Frederick, Dothan, Ala., Richard M. Tucker, Kentucky, and  Mrs. Phillip (Rita) Moore, Taylorsville; and 34 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A brother and a sister preceded in death.
Former Middletown resident, retired as a cabinet maker at the former Shelby Desk Co.  Worked at the former Spiegel firm here for 21 years, the former local Admiral Corp. and Albert Furniture Co. and the Kramer firm, Indianapolis.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.
Burial:  Bennett Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, September 24, 1969
(a picture accompanies the obituary)
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MRS. TUCKER  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Mrs. Ralph (Loretta Faye) Tucker, 69, R. R. 1, Waldron, died Tuesday [September 23, 1969].  In failing health since last November.
Worked for 12 years as a nurses' aide at the hospital until retiring because of ill health last May.
Member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. James H. Horner officiating.  Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery.  Born July 16, 1909, near Rays Crossing, d/o  Alonzo and  Louise (Brandt) Dewitt.
Married  Ralph E. Tucker.
Survivors:  4 sons,  Harold William TuckerRichard M.Jack E. and  Robert D. Tucker, all of Shelbyville; 7 daughters,  Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Bowers  and  Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Bennett, Shelbyville,  Mrs. Fred (Bonnie) Kendall  and  Mrs. Terry (Linda) Hill, Vero Beach, Fla.,  Mrs. James (Joan) Frederick, Newport News, Va.,  Mrs. Jeff (Beverly) Berry, Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Philip (Rita) Moore, R. R. 1 Waldron; 35 grandchildren; 2 sisters,  Mrs. Orville (Evelyn) Taylor  and  Mrs. Dorothy Rush, both of Shelbyville.
Contributed by Marge Roberts
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 2, 1969
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RAY  TUCKER  DIES  IN  HOSPITAL
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Ray Tucker, 75, Shelbyville, died Sunday; admitted to hospital Wednesday after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Retired paper cutter at KCL Corporation.
Operated a truck farm for several years.
Spent his early life in Anderson but had lived in Shelby County for 47 years.
Member of the First Christian church here. 
Born in Bengal March 15, 1894, s/o  George and Ida (Hughbanks).
Married  Pearl May Cherry  on Feb. 17, 1917.
Surviving:  wife;  2 daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Mary Ellen) Martin, Decatur, Ill., and  Mrs. Lloyd (Martha) Sedgwick, Greentown;  a brother,  Dennis Tucker, Shelbyville; a sister, Miss Cecile Tucker, California; and six6 grandchildren.
Two brothers, one sister and one half-sister preceded in death.
Ewing Mortuary with Rev. James H. Horner officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday November 1, 1963
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CHARLES  TUCKER  DIES  AT  81
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Marietta Resident’s Funeral Wednesday
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Charles Tucker, 81, Marietta, a retired poultry dealer and former owner of a Marietta grocery died at 6 a.m. Sunday at his home, after a long illness.
Born September 2, 1882, son of  Thomas and  Elizabeth (Lynch) Tucker
Married 1st  Mamie Wright, 2nd  Della Sanders  whom he married July 2, 1910.
Survivors include four daughters;  Mrs. Zibe Swinehart  of 544 Fourth street;  Mrs. Matthew (Evelub) Gahimer  and  Mrs. Dale (Martha) VanScyoc  of Marietta, and  Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Borders  of Nashville, Indiana; two sons,  William H.  and  Carl Tucker  of Marietta; a sister,  Mrs. John (Etta) Kincade, of Marietta; 24 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
Sleeth Funeral Home.  Burial Miller Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday June 29, 1957
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DEATH  CLAIMS  GEORGE  TUCKER
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Funeral Services Set For Monday Afternoon
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          George B. Tucker, 87, died at his home at 617 Dunn Avenue, at 8:15 p.m. Friday.  Death was due to a complication of diseases.  He had been in failing health for four years and seriously ill for several weeks.
          Born October 23, 1869 in Shelby county, he was the son of  James J. and  Martha (Babb) Tucker.  He was first married to  Annie R. Smiley, February 26, 1893.  She preceded in death March 10, 1928.  Four children were born to this union.  They are  Onie J. Tucker of Plymouth, Florida;  Mrs. Howard (Laura) White of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Bud (Grace) Morrison of Indianapolis.  One son Raymond, preceded in death in 1912. There are 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  He was married to  Ethel Kuhn on August 12, 1934.  She survives with two step-daughters,  Mrs. Bernard Montonye  of Greensburg and  Mrs. Forrest Kelley of Shelbyville.  There are five step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
          Mr. Tucker was the last of his family. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in this city.  He spent most of his life in Shelbyville where he operated a grocery store on Montgomery Street, and he also operated another grocery in Franklin many years ago.  He was last employed at the Dean Market.
          Funeral services will be held Monday in the Carmony Funeral Home with Rev. C. M. Hager, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday February 7, 1943
Page 1 column 3
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DAVID  TUCKER  DIES   AT HOME
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          David H. Tucker, age 76, died at his home in Sugar Creek township at 8:30 p.m. Monday of a heart ailment following three weeks’ illness.
          He was born in Moral township on February 15, 1867, and died on his birthday.  He was the son of  John and Mary Dake Tucker.  He married  Minnie C. Ensminger, of Moral township, on February 3, 1889, and to this union three children were born.  She died on April 24, 1928. On December 22, 1938, he was married to  Mrs. Mae Gundrum, who survives.  Other survivors are the children, Roy and Fred Tucker, of Fairland, and  Mrs. Ralph [Bertha] House, of Moral township; two step-children, Mrs. John F. Mohr, of Waldron, and  Dale Gundrum, of Shelbyville; one brother, Benjamin Tucker, of London; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Weaver, of London, and  Mrs. John [Nellie] Robinson, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
          Mr. Tucker had been a resident of Shelby county all his life and was a farmer except for 15 years when he had a general store in London.  He was a charter member of the Red Men’s lodge at Shelbyville.
          Funeral services will be held at the London Methodist church at 10: 30 a.m. Thursday with Rev. William H. Thompson officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, November 16, 1939
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ENDS  OWN  LIFE
WITH  BULLET
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Daughter of City Resident
Kills Self in Indian-
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          Mrs. Mildred Irene (Peggy) Tucker,  27, daughter of  Fred Fisher,  of 321 Howard street, died in the City hospital at Indianapolis Tuesday of a bullet wound which police said was self-inflicted aftera quarrel Monday night with her finance,  Keith Scott,  23.
          Officers said Scott told them he and Mrs. Tucker had a disagreement over their engagement.  He said he left her apartment and went to his room in the same building and asked his roommate,  Oral Kernodle,  27, to talk with Mrs. Tucker.
          Kernodle said he went to Mrs. Tucker's room and knocked on the door.  He said Mrs. Tucker called "don't come in," and then he hearda shot.  He said he entered the rom and found her wounded in the head.
          Mrs. Tucker was in Shelbyville Monday, visiting her father, and returned to Indianapolis late in the afternoon.  She made her home there at the McKinley hotel, at 106 west North street, and was employed at the Turf bar, on west 16th street.
          The young woman was born here September 15, 1912, and attended Shelbyville high school.  Surviving with her father are her mother,  Mrs. Effie Fisher,  of Indianapolis, a brother,  Morris Fisher,  of this city; her grandfather,  Baxter James,  of White county; her step-mother,  Mrs. Marie Fisher,  of this city; a step-sister,  Bettie Lou Hopkins,  of Shelbyville, and several uncles and aunts.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, March 15, 1939
Page 1 column 6
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W. E.  TUCKER,  84,
DIES  IN  FAIRLAND
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Retired Farmer Succumbs
in Home of Daughter Mrs. Edgar Hauk
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          William Ephriam Tucker, 84 years old, retired farmer, died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Hauk, in Fairland, after having been ill for three weeks. Influenza and complications were the causes of his death.
          Survivors, besides Mrs. Hauk, are two sons, Everett Tucker, of Indianapolis, and Harry Tucker, of Shelbyville; another daughter, Mrs. Bessie Orem, of North Vernon; a brother, George B. Tucker, Shelbyville grocer, and a sister, Mrs. Addie Shaw of Hendricks township. Twenty-two grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced by Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 16, 1939
Page 5 column 7
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Funeral of W. E. Tucker to Be Conducted Today
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          Funeral services for William Ephriam Tucker, 84, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edgar Hauk, in Fairland, will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home here at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Walter P. Halbert, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be made at theSsecond Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The body has been taken to the Murphy funeral home because of sickness in the family and friends may call there at any time.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, March 9, 1933
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  SHORT  ILLNESS
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Edward  Harvey  Tucker
Former  Resident Here,
Succumbs  At  Connersville
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LEAVES  WIFE,  7  CHILDREN
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          Edward Harvey Tucker,  former well known resident of Shelbyville, died at his home in Connersville at 9:15 Wednesday morning.  Death was due to internal hemorrhage, following a three days' illness.  Mr. Tucker was a resident of Shelbyville until three years ago.
          He was the son of  James R.  and  Martha Tucker,  born in Hendricks township, Shelby county, on October 10, 1877, being at the time of death fifty-five years, four months and twenty-six days old.  On June 17, 1893, he was untied in marriage to  Elma Smiley  to which union nine children were born, seven of whom survive.
          Besides the widow, the deceased leaves the children,  Virgil  and  Mrs. Everett Rider, of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Bennie Kibbey,  Mrs. Harry Hamilton,  Mrs. Roy Leonard  and  Mrs. Leonard Whitaker, all of Connersville, and  Roscoe Tucker  at home;  seven grandchildren, two brother,  Elijah Tucker, of Bloomfield, Mo., and  Audrie Tucker, of Indianapolis, and one sister,  Mrs. Hannah Thurston, of Chicago.
          Mr. Tucker was a member of the Calvary Baptist church here, and a former member of the Kiowa Tribe of Red Men, No. 199.  For many years he was an employ of the  J. B. Hamilton Furniture Company.
          Funeral services will be held at the Calvary Baptist church on Colescott street Friday afternoon at two o'clock with the Rev. I. B. Morgan, of Greensburg, officiating.  Burial will be in the Second Mr. Pleasant cemetery with C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors, in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, May 4, 1931
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WORD  OF  DEATH
RECEIVED  HERE
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Former Resident of County Passed
Away Saturday at Bloom-
field, Missouri.
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          Word has been received here of the death of  Elijah Tucker,  former resident of Shelby county.  The death occurred at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., at eight o'clock Saturday morning and followed an illness of a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Tucker was eighty-one years old and had lived in Shelby county until about twenty years ago.  He is survived by a daughter,  Mrs. Clarence Pike,  of Rush county.  Many of the older residents of the community remember Mr. Tucker and deeply regret to learn of his death.
          Funeral and burial services were conducted this morning in Bloomfield.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, April 24, 1928
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MRS. TUCKER  DIES  AT  SON'S  HOME
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Death Which Followed Illness
Of Eight Weeks Occurred Today
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TO  HOLD  FUNERAL  FRIDAY
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          Mrs. Minnie Tucker, age 56 years, wife of  David Tucker  of Sugar Creek township, died at the home of her son, Roy Tucker  of Fairland, Indiana, at 9:10 o'clock this morning, following an illness of eight weeks.
          Mrs. Tucker underwent an operation at the Major hospital of this city six weeks ago from which she had never recovered.  She was the daughter of  Elijah and Clarinda Ensminger  of Moral township and was born April 3, 1872.  On February 3, 1889 she was married to  David Tucker  and to this union was born three children, Roy  and  Fred Tucker of Fairland, and  Mrs. Bertha House  of Moral township, all of whom survive.  She was a member of the London M. E. church and was held in high esteem by her many friends, having been a resident of Moral township all her life with the exception of the past four years.  Besides the husband and children she is survived by two brothers, John Mack  and  Lewis Mack, both of Moral township.
          Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the London M.E. church, the Rev. Wolfgang officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff for John Ballard


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, February 1, 1927
Page 1
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J. I.  TUCKER  DIED  FROM  PNEUMONIA
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Death of Well-Known Citizen of Hendricks Township
Occured[sic] Early Today.
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          John I. Tucker, age 68, a well known citizen of this county died at 7:40 o'clock this morning at his home in Hendricks township.  The deceased had been in failing health for several months and for eleven days had been seriously ill with pneumonia.
          Mr. Tucker was born April 10, 1858 in Hendricks township and was the son of  J. J.  and  Martha Jane Tucker.  He married  Martha A. Shaw  December 27, 1876.  To this union two children were born one of whom, a son, Jesse, who lives at home, survives.
          Always a resident of Hendricks township, Mr. Tucker took an active part in affairs of the community and was held in high regard by all who knew him.  Surviving besides the wife and son are two brothers, Ephriam[sic]  and  George Tucker  of Shelbyville; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Merrill, of Michigan and  Mrs. William Shaw, several nephews and nieces, and many other relatives and friends.
          Funeral services will be held at the second Mount Pleasant Baptist church at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, with the Rev. James W. Cox officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, December 5, 1923
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AGED  RESIDENT  DIED  THIS  A.M.
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          Death occurred at eleven-thirty oclock this morning to  Edward H. Tucker, at the late home, 116 Habig street.  Mr. Tucker was born March 26, 1852, and was 71 years, eight months and ten days of age.  He was the son of the late  Spencer and America Tucker, and resided in this city for many years.  On December 26, 1901, he was united in marriage with  Mrs. Frances Woodruff.  To this union two sons and one daughter were born.  They are  Ralph  and  William  and  Mrs. Arthur Tucker  at home.  Mrs. Irene Tucker, a stepdaughter resides at Danville, Ind.  Mr. Tucker had been in ill health for the past three weeks, but had only been in a serious condition for a week.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at North Vernon.  Funeral arrangements will be announced Thursday by Fix & Son, in charge.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday December 6, 1923
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TUCKER FUNERAL FRIDAY
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          The funeral of  Ed H. Tucker, who died at his home, 116 Habig street, Wednesday morning, will be held from the late residence Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. I. C. Overman will officiate.  Interment will be made in the family lot in the City cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son. Friends may call at any time prior to the funeral.
Contributed by Marge Roberts


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, April 15, 1920
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BABE  DIED  MONDAY  NIGHT
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(From Tuesday's Daily.)
          Maxine Ellen,  little daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tucker,  died at their home in London, Monday night at 10:30 o'clock following a critical illness of three weeks from erysipelas and blood poisoning.  The little child was aged one year, six months and six days and was the idol of her parents and grandparents, who are prostrated at ther death.  She was a bright, active child and the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Tucker.  Surviving are the parents and grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. David Tucker,  of London, and  Mr. and Mrs. Mel Alexander,  of Fairland.  The body was moved to the Alexander home in Fairland and funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m.,  Rev. J. W. Trowbridge  officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday April 13, 1920
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MAXINE  TUCKER
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Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tucker,
Died Monday Night
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          Maxine Ellen, eighteen months daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tucker, died Monday night at 10:30 o'clock at their home in London, Shelby county.  Her death was caused by erysipelas and blood poisoning. The child had been ill three weeks.
          The parents and grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Tucker, of London, and  Mr. and Mrs. Mel Alexander  of Fairland survive.  The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, in Fairland, today.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Fairland M. E. church, the Rev. J. T. Trowbridge officiating.  Burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.  Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday June 21, 1916
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DEATH  COMES  AFTER  LINGERING  ILLNESS
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Mrs. Nancy Tucker Died at Five O'Clock This Morning
At Home of Daughter, Mrs. Robert Bush
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          Mrs. Nancy Tucker, widow of the late  Stephen I. Tucker,  died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Robert [Sarah J.] Bush, 644 Washington avenue, this city, at five o'clock this morning, death resulting from a lingering illness from a complication of diseases.  She had been bedfast for the past two weeks.  She was aged sixty-nine years, nine months and five days at the time of her death.
          Mrs. Tucker had spent her entire life in Shelby county and the last twenty-seven years in Shelbyville.  She was born August 16, 1848 in Moral township, the daughter of  Ota  and  Letta Wilkins.  She was married December 31, 1868 to Mr. Tucker.  Four children were born to them, three of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. [Sarah J.] Bush, at whose home she died;  William H. Tucker  and  Thomas Tucker, both of this city.  She also leaves three brothers and two sisters, who are;  William  and  James Wilkins  of Moral township;  John Wilkins,  of Hancock county;  Mrs. Sidney [Adaline] Smith  and  Mrs. Abraham [Elizabeth] Sharp, also of Moral township.  Two grandchildren also survive.
          Mrs. Tucker had been a member of the Sugar Creek Chapel M. SE. church for the past eighteen years.
          Funeral services will be held at nine o'clock Friday morning at the Bush home.  The Rev. William F. Wykoff, pastor of the First M. E. church will officiate.  Burial will take place in the London cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, May 12, 1914
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AGED  RESIDENT  CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Stephen I. Tucker, For Twenty-Five Years A Resident of Shelbyville
Died Monday Evening After Long Illness
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          Stephen I. Tucker, for the last 25 years a resident of this city, died Monday evening at 6:25 o'clock at his home at 50 East Jackson street.
          Death was caused by brights disease with which Mr. Tucker had been suffering for the last six months.  For several days his condition had been so critical that no hopes for his recovery were held out.
          Mr. Tucker was the son of the late  Thomas  and  Temperance Tucker.  He was born in Virginia, April 26, 1847, and at the time of his death was aged sixty-seven years and fifteen days.  When a child his parents had moved to this state, settling in this county.  Twenty-five years ago Mr. Tucker came to this city to live.
          Forty-six years ago on New Years day, he was married to  Miss Nancy Wilkins, of Moral township.  Mr. Tucker, during his residence here has been employed as the head sawyer at the Frechtling & Moerner Ben Wood Works.  When that place closed, he went to the Albert Furniture Company.
          He is survived by his aged wife, two sons, Robert H. and  Thomas Tucker, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Robert [Sarah J.] Bush, of Brandywine township; one brother, John L. Tucker, of Moral township, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Horn  of Montgomery county, Indiana.
          The funeral services will be held at the home Thursday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. John S. Ward, pastor of the First M.E. church, officiating.  Burial will be made in the London cemetery, in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Mary

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 27, 1913
Page 1 column 2
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FORMER  SHELBY  COUNTY  MAN
DEAD  IN  MISSOURI
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Body of James R. Tucker Now On Way
Here For Funeral and Burial
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(From Wednesday’s Daily)
          James R. Tucker, seventy-six years old, who spent nearly all of his life as a resident of this county, and who was well known in this city and the western part of the county, died at the noon hour Tuesday at his home near Dexter, Missouri, the end being brought on by a succession of strokes of paralysis. News of his death was received here late Tuesday afternoon in a telegram to his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Winkles  of 609 south Miller street.  The telegram also conveyed the information that the body will be brought here for burial in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery near the former home of the deceased.  Relatives started here with the body at the noon hour today, and it will be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Hannah Babb, west of Bengal.
           Mr. Tucker was a son of  Henry L. and  Catherine Tucker, pioneer resident of Hendricks township, Shelby county.  He was born near Bengal and had always lived there until a few years ago when he invested in real estate near Dexter, Missouri.  Not long ago he returned to this city and lived on south West street with his family for more than a year.  Then he returned to Missouri.  Ever since then he had been in failing health.
           Mr. Tucker was a member of the Bengal Christian church and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
           Mr. Tucker was married twice and is survived by the second wife, who was  Mrs. Kate Johnson, of Johnson county, Indiana.  No children were born to the second union.  Two step-children survive — Albert Johnson  and  Mrs. Ernest Tucker, the latter being a resident of Missouri.
           The surviving children are  Mrs. Winkles,  Mrs. Hannah Thurston,  Harvey  and  Ardrey Tucker, of this city, and  Elijah Tucker, of Missouri.  He also leaves a number of grandchildren.  Two sisters and a brother survive — Mrs. Hannah Babb, Mrs. James Babb  and  Samuel Tucker, all of Hendricks township, this county.
           Announcements for the funeral will be made later by the Democrat.
[Nothing else found. BH]
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 25, 1911
Page 4, column 5
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          Elizabeth Tucker,  wife of  J. H. Tucker, died at the noon hour at her home in Marietta after a lingering illness of several months of abdominal cancer.  She leaves beside the husband, seven children, one son and six daughters, Charles, Mrs. Sadie True,  Mrs. Minnie Kendall,  Mrs. Etta Lee,  Mrs. Maude Brand  and  Miss Lora Tucker,  all residents of Shelby county.  Funeral will be held at the M. E. church at Marietta at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment in the Miller cemetery.  Hageman and Hawkins in charge.
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SHELBY  COUNTY   INDIANA  MARRIAGES
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Elizabeth Lynch  &  James H. Tucker
Married March 30, 1872
Book 10 page 1
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 22, 1911
Page 2   column 1
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          Mrs. John Tucker, of Zeta, Missouri, died at her home there Saturday morning from cancer.  She was formerly a resident of Hendricks township, Shelby county.
Contributed by Barb Huff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, November 8, 1906
The Tucker Funeral.
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          The funeral services of  Miss Ethel Tucker  were held at the Second Mt. Pleasant church yesterday, the Rev. Mr. Schwartzkopf officiating.  Hundreds of people were present to pay their last respects to this popular young lady.  The gathering is said to be the largest at any funeral ever held in that section of the county.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, November 5, 1906
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MISS  ETHEL  TUCKER
COMMITTED  SUICIDE
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Young Lady of Hendricks Town-
ship Found Hanging In
Woodshed Today.
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          At about eleven o'clock this morning,  Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker,  of Hendricks township, were horrified to find their twenty year old daughter,  Ethel,  hanging from a joist in the wood shed at their hom.  Life was extinct, and it is likely had been so for a couple of hours.
          The incident is a sad one in the extreme.  Miss Ethel was a beautiful young lady, exceedingly popular and possessed of many accomplishments.  Her life hitherto has been a happy one and the only solution of the mystery as to what should cause her to do a deed of this kind is found in a lover's quarrel last night.
          For five years she has been keeping company with  Virgil Williams,  who lives near Jollity.  Whether or not they were engaged is not definitely known, the supposition being prevalent that they were.  Last night the young man called on her as usual.  A quarrel took place, the cause of which is unknown.
          This morning the father went to the fields.  Mrs. Tucker and Ethel busied themselves in doing the family washing.  At about eighty-thirty[sic] Mrs. Tucker went to the field to join her husband, leaving Ethel to hang up the washing.
          At eleven o'clock they returned to the house.  They were surprised to find only a part of the washing on the line.  They immediately began a serach for the daughter and found her lifeless in the wood shed.
          As she hung from the joist, her feet were about four feet above the ground.  A step ladder lying on its side showed that she had climbed the ladder and had then pushed it from under her.
          A note was left by the young lady.  She stated that she loved all and that no one was to blame.
          The coroner and the sheriff went to the scene this afternoon to view the situation.  Nother but a verdict of suicide, however, is possible.
          Miss Tucker is the grand-daughter of  Jesse Shaw,  ex-county commissioner and is a niece of  Attorney Anderville Shaw  of this city.  The funeral announcement will be made later.  Edwards & Hageman will have charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 16, 1905
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          Thalma, daughter and only child of  Mr. and Mrs. Everett E. Tucker, died at their home in Bengal, this county at three o'clock a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, aged five years, eleven months and four days.  Services will be held at the house at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Swartzkoff, of the M. P. church.  Interment will be in the Second Mr. Pleasant cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, January 6, 1899
Volume XXXIX, Number 26
Page 1, column 1
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          William Tucker,  age 73 years, died Saturday night from la grippe and natural infirmities at his home in Shelby County.  Funeral services were held Monday at 11 o’clock at Second Mt. Pleasant, conducted by Rev. P. O. Duncan.
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Notes:  Date of birth, 5 March 1825.  Date of death, 31 Dec 1898 – Shelby County, Indiana.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, January 2, 1899
Page 3 column 2
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          William H. Tucker, a prominent and well known citizen of Hendricks township, died at eight o’clock p.m., December 31, at his late residence, aged seventy-years.  Funeral from Second Mount Pleasant at eleven a.m. January 2, by Rev. P. O. Duncan. Edwards & Hageman, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, July 30, 1897
Volume XXXVIII, Number 3
Page 6, column 3
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BENGAL.
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          Died – The infant daughter of  Albert Tucker,  last Wednesday.  Burial at 2d Mt. Pleasant.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry
Notes:  Date of death, 28 Jul 1897


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, June 4, 1897
Volume XXXVII, Number 47
Page 2, column 3
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FROM OVER THE COUNTY.
BENGAL.
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          Eva Tucker, wife of  Ardie Tucker,  died at 2 p.m. Sunday and was buried Tuesday at 2d Mt. Pleasant by the side of her little babe, which died a week ago.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry
Notes:  Date of birth: Unknown.  Date of death: 30 May 1897 - Bengal, Shelby County, Indiana

The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, May 28, 1897
Volume XXXVII Number 46
Page 3 column 3
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FROM OVER THE COUNTY.
BENGAL.
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          The infant of  Ardie Tucker  and wife died last week and was buried at Mt. Pleasant.
Contributed by Lois Johnson


The Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 19, 1891
Page 2 column 5
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BENGAL
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(March 16, 1891)
          Mrs. James [Martha L.] Tucker  died at her residence, March 14th.  Interred at Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery, funeral sermon by James Grant.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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