Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Marion  Chronicle Tribune
Marion, Grant County, Indiana
July 20, 2005
March 20, 1951 - July 18, 2005
Sheila Dawn Watson, Marion
            Sheila Dawn Watson, 54, 5492 N. E00W, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at home.
            She was born in Beech Grove to the late  Everett Edward  and  Dorothy Lee Ellen (Gray) Rider.  She was a resident of Marion [Grant County] most of her life.  She married  David Lee Watson  on Dec. 24, 1985.  He survives.
            She retired from General Cable.  She was a genealogist and amateur Grant County historian and documented the pioneer cemeteries of Grant County.  She was the Grant County coordinator for the US Gen Web and made Grant County history available to people all over the world.  She was an art and nature lover.
            Additional survivors include sons, Michael Duane Kelly, Lafayette, Tenn., Jeffrey Allen Kelly  and  Matthew Wade (Barbara) Kelly, both of Marion; brothers, Richard Edward (Barbara Ann) Rider, Marion, and  Bob (Teresa) Poe, Illinois; sisters, Gloria Jean (Forrest) Drook  and  Deboral Lynn Peer Williams, both of Marion; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
            She also was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Ellen Peer.
            Services are at 1 p.m. Friday in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., with Pastor Joel Simmons officiating. Burial is in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland.
            Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
            Memorials may be made to the genealogy department of the Marion Public Library, 600 S. Washington St., Marion, Ind. 46953.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, May 27, 2004
Odus Watson, 71, of Waldron, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004.
Born July 8, 1932, in Rocky Branch, Ky., s/o  Willie and Geneva (Cochran) Watson.  Married  Betty Burchfield  on May 6, 1953, and she survives.
Other survivors include six sons,  Joe (wife, Debbie) Watson of Franklin,  Jimmie Watson,  David (wife, Joyce) Watson  and  Leon Watson, all of Shelbyville,  Odus (wife, Terri) Watson Jr. of Greenfield and  Michael (wife, Michelle) Watson of Waldron; seven daughters,  Wilma (husband, Jeff) Troxelle  of Morristown,  Pamela (husband, Johnny) Poe  and  Debbie (husband, Larry) Langley,  both of Greenfield, Helen (husband, Mark) Gibson  of Shelbyville, Sandy (husband, Tracey) Shaw  of Flat Rock, Donna (husband, Matt) Ford  of Wachala, Fla., and Tammy (husband, Jamie) Day  of Waldron; one brother, Estel Watson of Seymour; two sisters, Thelma Thomas of Sterns, Ky., and  Wilma Davenport of Dawson, Ga.; 40 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister, one son-in-law and one great-grandchild.
Lived in Waldron for nine years.
Mechanic for 25 years for Borden Milk Co., in Indianapolis, retiring in 1990.
Member of East Apple Baptist Church, in Kentucky.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.  Revs. Kenneth Brown and George Mitchell officiating.
Burial will be in Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery, in Shelby County.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Journal-Enterprise
Providence, Webster County, Kentucky
April 14, 1960
Former Resident Dies In Indiana.
          Stanley Watson  died of a heart attack Thursday afternoon at his home in Shelbyville, Ind.
          Immediate survivors are the wife, Ruth, and two children, Linda and David.
          Funeral and burial services were in Shelbyville Saturday afternoon.
          He was born and reared in Dixon and he and his family visited frequently with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Moorman.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

Kokomo,  IN  paper
Friday, August 30, 1929
Mrs. Watson, 92, dies
Aged resident of county succumbs to injuries suffered in fall.
          Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, age 92 years, the greater number of her long years having been spent in Howard County, and many of them as a resident two and one-half miles east of the city, on what was formerly well known as the  James A. Murray  farm, died at her late home Thursday night at 9 o'clock.  Mrs. Watson fell a few days ago, fracturing her hip, but owing to her advanced age and weakened constitution was unable to rally from the shock and gain her recovery.  She was the widow of  Isaac Watson, an exceptionally well known pioneer farmer and stockman of Howard county. the entire life of Mrs. Watson was spent on the farm in the labors and direction of which she spared neither pains nor energy.
          Mrs. Watson was born February 2, 1837, in Shelby County, Indiana, and was the daughter of  William  and  Mary Clark.  Her marriage to  Isaac Watson  took place in 1855.  The couple moved to Howard County in 1865.  Mr. Watson died in 1906.
          Three of the children born to the union survive,  William R. Watson,  of Lincoln, Missouri,  Elvina  at home, and  George E. Watson  of Tipton.  There are eleven grand children and nine great grand children.
          The funeral of Mrs. Watson will be held at the late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The Rev. Benjamin Kendall will be in charge.  Burial will follow in Crown Point cemetery.
          Mrs. Watson was a member of the Christian church.  She had a large number of friends who will mourn her departure.
Submitted by Donnie
Pictures of the individuals mentioned above are available here.

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 9, 1879
Page 3, column 4
          DIED WATSON - On the 5tb day of October, 1879, in Washington township, Shelby county, Indiana, Mr. Thomas Watson, in the 84th year of his age.
          Deceased was one of the old settlers of the county, having celebrated his 84th birthday on the 11th of last April.  He was born April 11, 1795, near Cynthiana, Kentucky, first moved to Ohio in 1797, and thence came to Indiana in November, 1846.  On the 18th day of September, 1843, he enlisted for the war of that period against the British, but owing to some misunderstanding among the officers, the company disbanded within a month after enlistment.  He married [Mary A. Coyle] on the 28th of November 1845[*], and raised several children, from whom have descended thirty-one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.  Mr. Watson was a member of the Univeralist church at Waldron, this county.  He always proved himself an honest, upright and industrious citizen, and was highly esteemed by his acquaintances.  He was a life-long Democrat in politics. His remains were interred on Monday last at the Winchester graveyard, the funeral service being performed by the Rev. Mr. Foster, of Indianapolis.  The attendance was very large from all portions of that country, and the regret over the departure of so good a citizen is universal.
Warren County, Ohio Marriages
Thomas Watson & Mary Coyle
November 28, 1815[*]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Tim Coyle

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