Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 26, 1940
Page 1, column 7
Mrs. Huldah E. Victor, 86 Years Old,
Succumbs On Farm Near City
          Infirmities of age caused the death of Mrs. Huldah E. Victor, 86 years old, at 12:15 Thursday afternoon in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kling, about three miles northwest of Shelbyville.  She had been in declining health for several months.  Her maiden name was Huldah Hazzard.
          She was born in Ross county, Ohio, October 9, 1853.  Her first husband,  Frank Higgins, died February 22, 1882.  Four children born to them survive.  They are  John,  William  and  Frank Higgins, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. [Kathryn] Joseph Kling.  Eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
          The second marriage to  James W. Victor was dissolved by the death of Mr. Victor January 27, 1912.  Mrs. Victor was the last surviving member of her family.  She was a member of the West Street Methodist church.  Funeral arrangements, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director, will be announced later.
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Saturday, July 27, 1940
Page 4, column 2
          Funeral services will be held today for Mrs. Huldah E. Victor, age eighty-six, who died on Thursday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kling, three miles northwest of this city.  The rites will be conducted at the home of a son, Frank Higgins, 723 Colescott street, at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. C. O. Carnes officiating.  Burial will be made in the family lot at Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.  Friends may call at the Frank Higgins home at any time.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Tim Coyle

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, January 25, 1912 
Page 1, column 6 
James Victor Succumbs
To The Grim Reaper Eleven Hours
After Fatal Stroke Came
          As a result of a stroke of paralysis, which affected his heart, James Victor, one of the best known men of Shelby county, died at his home in Lewis Creek Wednesday night at 11:30 o'clock, without regaining consciousness.
          Mr. Victor, who had charge of the Nading elevator at Lewis Creek, was in his office shortly before noon yesterday, when he was suddenly attacked by paralysis, the stroke affecting his side, heart and brain.  He was taken into his room, his home adjoining the office, and carried to his bed in an unconscious condition.  A physician was called, but he could do nothing to relieve the suffering man.  The stroke was too severe for any relief and he continued growing worse until his death.  Mr. Victor was one of the most highly respected business men of the county.  He had been in the employ of the Nading Mill and Grain Company as manager of the Lewis Creek elevator for the past fourteen years and his honesty in business dealings won for him the admiration of the entire community.
          He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge of Lewis Creek, and of the K. of P. lodge at Flat Rock being prominent in all lodge matters.  He was also a member of the Winchester Methodist Episcopal Church.
          He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hulda Victor, and one sister, Mrs. Webb McKnight.  Four step-children also survive him.  They are  William E.,  John B.  and  Joseph O. Higgins,  and  Mrs. Kathryn Kling, all of this city.  Funeral services will be held at the West Street M.E. Church in this city at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. J.T. Scull officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Hageman, Hawkins & Hendrickson.  The K.P. and I.O.O.F. lodges will participate in the ceremony at the cemetery. 
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Tim Coyle

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday Edition.
March 5, 1907
         Mrs. Celia Victor  died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Webb McKnight, near Flatrock in Washington township, at 7 a.m. Monday, March 4, aged eighty-four years.  Besides the daughter above mentioned, one son, Mr. James Victor, of Lewis Creek, survives.  Funeral services will be held at the home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. W. D. Clark.  The interment will be in the city cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Adams  County  Free  Press
Page 8
March 25, 1903
          Whitty Victor, whose death last Tuesday was mentioned in last week's paper, was 85 years and l month old.  He was born of Christian parents in Essex county, Del,, near Dover, Feb.18,1818.  When about fourteen years of age he removed with his parents to Cincinnati, O., where he grew to manhood and where he was married Nov. 6, 1845, to  Miss Nancy Norris [Morris on marriage certificate-pmf].  A year later he removed to Blackhawk county, Ind. [probably Blackhawk, now called Mt Auburn, Shelby County], and after several changes of residence he came with his family to Adams county [Iowa] in 1861.  He lived near Nodaway for many years and in 1885 sold his farm and bought another six miles west of Corning in Douglas township.
          His wife died April 22,1886, and he then made his home with his daughter for a time.  Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor, of whom only three are living,  Mrs. Jane Barker  of Douglas township,  Mrs. Emma Lathrop  of Conklin, S. D.,  Mrs. Effie Williamson  of Rapid City, S. D.  A brother and two sisters also survive him,  Elijah Victor  of Shelbyville, Ind.,  Mrs. Elvira Brown  of Wellington, Ill., and  Mrs. Sarah Green  of University Place, Neb
          On July 28, 1887, Mr. Victor was married to  Mrs. Mary L. Preston,  who died in this city June 20,1901.  He was converted at the age of 43 and became an active and faithful member of the M. E. church.  He was a devoted Christian man, a true Christian husband and father and his Christian life and Christian teaching bore fruit in the family circle and in the community where he was known and respected as a faithful follower of the Lord.  "Blessed are those that die in the Lord"
          The funeral was conducted Thursday from the U. B. church in this city by Revs. W. H. Drake and W. F. Wallace.  Mr. Victor had selected for the scripture lesson the 90th Psalm and for a text Second Timothy, 7:4. The family has the sympathy of many friends.
From the website of Victor, An American Dynasty:  The Story of a Dakota Family

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