Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Updegraff


A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 22, 1921
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FORMER  RESIDENT
DIED  EARLY  TODAY
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(From Monday's Daily).
          Martin Updegraff,  99 years old, died at his home in Indianapolis, this morning at 4:30 o'clock, death being caused from a complication of diseases incidental to old age.  The body will be brought to this city, where funeral services will be held in the parlors of Ralph J. Edwards, funderal director, Monday at 2 p.m.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
          The many friends of Mr. Updegraff will regret to learn of his death as he has spent practically all of his life here and was quite well known thruout the city and county.  For a number of years he was connected with the  S. B. Morris  dry good store of this city.  Six years ago he moved to Indianapolis, where he had since resided.  He was a man of excellent character and was honest in his dealings to every one.  His wife preceded him a number of years ago.  Mr. Updegraff was a member of the Christian denomination.
          He is survived by three sons namely,  Bert Updegraff,  of Indianapolis;  Sam Updegraff  of California;  James Updegraff,  of Sidney, O., and two daughters,  Mrs. Florence Wilson,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Laura Roth,  of Lafayette.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, December 17, 1921
Page 1, column 5
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AGED  RESIDENT  DIED  SATURDAY
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Martin Updegraft, Formerly
In Business Here, Died
At Indianapolis Home
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          Martin Updegraft, age about ninety years, for many years a resident of Shelbyville, and a familiar figure in Shelbyville, died early Saturday morning at his home, in Indianapolis, according to word, which was received here.  His death was caused by a Complication of diseases, incident to old age.
          The body was brought here today and taken to the undertaking parlors of Ralph J. Edwards, in West Broadway, where funeral services, will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock.  The Rev. Owen Livengood, pastor of the Christian Church, will officiate.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.
          For many years Mr. Updegraft was engaged in the dry goods business in Shelbyville.  After closing out his own business, he was a clerk in the S.B. Morris department store, remaining with that company for many years.  During his years of residence here he became acquainted with a majority of the residents of the county, and was known to all Shelbyville residents.  Mr. Updegraft is survived by three, sons,  Bert Updegraft, of Indianapolis,  Sam Updegraft, of California, and  James Updegraft, of Sidney, Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. Frances Wilson, of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Laura Roth  of Lafayette.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, October 11, 1912
Page 3, col 4
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          Word has been received here of the death of  Mrs. Eliza Updegraff,  aged eighty-six years, at her home in Maryville, Mo.  She was the oldest daughter of the late  Col. Alexander Miller's family.  She was a native of Shelby county, but went to Missouri in 1868.  Five children survive her.  She was also survived by four sisters and one brother --  Mrs. Martha Faivre,  of Kansas City, Mo.;  Mrs. T. C. James,  of Connersville;  Miss Alice Miller,  Mrs. John C. DePrez  and  James Miller,  of this city.  Another sister, Mrs. Drucilla Wiles  died in this city October first.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 30, 1908
Page 1
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DIED IN NEBRASKA
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Mrs. Sarah Updegraft Dies at the Age of 93
Once a Resident of This County
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          Mrs. Sarah Updegraft, who was for many years a resident of this county, died last Tuesday at her home in Lyons, Nebraska, at the advanced age of ninety-three years.  She will be remembered by many of the older Shelbyville citizens who were residents of this county before the war.  In 1860 she removed to Lyons, Nebraska, where she lived until the time of her death.
          George Kennedy, of this city, is the only surviving member of the family.  George Hill, of Hendricks township, is a nephew of the deceased and  Mrs. Betsy Hargos, who died a few weeks ago at the age of eighty years, was a sister.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat-Volunteer
Thursday, February 26, 1880
Page 4, column 3
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          Dr. M. V. Updegraff, a leading physician of this town [Waldron], was found dead in his bed this morning.  He complained of feeling unwell last evening, and took a large dose of morphine and also a dose of chloral.  It is supposed that he took an overdose and thus poisoned himself.  The first intimation his wife had of his death, was when she awoke this morning.  She then laid her hand on his face, which, to her horror, was icy cold.   A thought of the dread reality then dawned upon her, and summoning physicians immediately, they confirmed her worst fear.  A post mortem may bring forth new developements.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat-Volunteer
Thursday, March 4, 1880
Page 2, column 6
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OBITUARY
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          Martin V. Updegraff, M.D., son of  Martin  and  Pauline Updegraff, now  Mrs. Colescott,  was born February 11, 1842 and died at Waldron, of paralysis of the heart, February 25, 1880.  He was married to Miss Adalaide Miller, of New Albany, September 27, 1866.  They had two children, both of whom died when quite young.  He began the study of medicine with Dr. Kennedy, of Shelbyville, about 1860.
          In 1862 he entered the United States Navy and served about three years as assistant surgeon.  After leaving the naval service he completed his medical education, graduating at the Ohio Medical College in 1865.  He then located at Waldron, where, with the exception of a short time, he continued the practice of his profession until his death.  As a surgeon he was considered very superior, and as a physician was eminently successful.  His kindness of heart and generous disposition won him the confidence and esteem of his patients, as well as all acquaintances.  He loved his profession, and studied to keep himself well posted in the advance it was making.  He will be greatly missed in the community where he so long resided, as well as by those who were bound to him by the closer ties of the home circle.  The funeral services were conducted on February 26, from the M.E. Church at Waldron, by Rev. J.C. Gullett, and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Shelbyville. [Buried City Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat-Volunteer
Shelbyville, Ind.
Feb. 26, 1880.
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OFFICIAL  ORGAN  OF  SHELBY  COUNTY.
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CITY  AND  COUNTY.
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          Dr. M. V. Updegraff  was found dead in his bed at Waldron, yesterday morning.  Our Waldron correspondent gives the details, and they will be found in his items printed elsewhere.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday, February 20, 1879
Page 3 column 4
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DIED
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          UPDEGRAFF -- On Monday, February 17, 1879, at her residence in west Hendricks township, Mrs. Updegraff, widow of the late  John Updegraff, aged 69 years.  The funeral took place at 10 o'clock a.m. Tuesday at the Murphy grave yard.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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