Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Weakley


The  Shelbyville  News
May 15, 2006
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Richard E. Weakley, 69, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, Greenfield, Indiana.
Born July 19, 1936, in Shelbyville, s/o  Frances E. and Ila Mae (Goodrich) Weakley.
Survivors include his mother; his life partner, Paul Lippert, of Shelbyville; one brother, Bob Weakley  of Shelbyville; one nephew, David Weakley of Shelbyville, and one niece, Sharon Spalding of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by his father.
Computer programmer for General Electric and then Wellman’s Industries until his retirement.
Served in the Indiana National Guard for six years.
Contributions may be made to the Blue River Community Foundation or Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 2, 1946
Page 1, col 4
DEATH  CLAIMS  HARRY  WEAKLEY
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Rite for Former City Employee Thursday
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          Harry O. Weakley, age seventy-four, former employee of the Shelbyville city street department and for many years foreman in local furniture factories, died Tuesday at 2:15 a.m. at the W. S. Major hospital where he was taken Monday.  He had been in failing health for three years and his condition had been serious for the past three weeks.  A complication of diseases caused his death. Mr. Weakley was the son of  William  T.  and  Sarah  Fischer  Weakley  and was born in Marshall, Illinois on July 5, 1871.  Early in life he became a member of the First Baptist Church of Marshall.  On October 22, 1898, he was married to  Miss  Mamie  E. Haehl,  of Shelby township, and to this union nine children were born.  Seven survive with the widow.  They are Everett R. Weakley,  Mrs. Max Rohm,  Delmas Weakley,  Francis Weakley  and  Mrs. George Dake, of this city;  Wilbur O. Weakley, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Motor Machinist's mate Third Class  Louis Weakley, who is assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Lexington.  Also surviving are two half-brothers, William Weakley, of Rushville, and  Albert Weakley, of Indianapolis.  Funeral services will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Dick Weakley


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, September 4, 1944
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J.  EDWARD  WEAKLEY
DIES  IN  INDIANAPOLIS
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Former Local Man Died at
Daughter's Home
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          J. Edward Weakley,  82, formerly of Shelbyville, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Nell Patterson,  138 north Sheffield avenue, in Indianapolis, at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, after an illness of several months.
          The son of  James and  Martha Ann Weakley,  he was born in Shelbyville March 18, 1862.  He was the last of a family of eleven children.  Until recently Mr. Weakley had lived here except for nine years spent in Clark county, Ill.  He was married to  Nora E. Law,  May 3, 1885.  Her death occurred Nov. 7, 1941.  Following his wife's death he has resided with his daughter in Indianapolis.  He was employed at the Hodell Furniture Company for 28 years.  Mr. Weakley was the last man who was a charter member of the West St. Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Masonic lodge and the K. of P. lodge for fifty-seven years.
Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Nell Patterson, Indianapolis; a son,  Walter W. Weakley,  Mooresville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Edwards & Kohlmeyer.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday January 24, 1930
Page 1 column 6
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DEATH  FOLLOWS  LONG  SICKNESS
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Mrs. Margaret Weakley, Age 79 Years,
Died Today At Home In Gordon Street
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FUNERAL  SERVICE  MONDAY
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          Mrs. Margaret Weakley, well known local resident, wife of  William T. Weakley, died at 11:45 o’clock this morning at their home, 36 Gordon street, after a long illness from a complication of diseases.  She had been seriously ill for the past two months.
          Mrs. Weakley was born in Clark county, Illinois, May 16, 1850, being 79 years old.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Calip Hill.  She had lived in Shelby county for the past forty years.  Her marriage to Mr. Weakley took place on June 24, 1874, and seven children were born to them, two dying in infancy.
          Besides the husband, she leaves four sons and one daughter, Walla Weakley  and  Mrs. Myrtle Pollitt, of Rushville;  William Weakley, of Marion township;  Albert Weakley, of Indianapolis; and  Harry Weakley, of this city.  Fifteen grandchildren, one brother, Wesley Hill, of Martinsville, Illinois, and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Kidd, of Fullerton, California, also survive.
          When a young girl, Mrs. Weakley became a member of the First Christian church.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock with the Rev. Paul E. Million officiating.  Burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son.  The family requests that friends kindly omit flowers.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Dick Weakley


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, April 13, 1922
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ELISHA  WEAKLEY
DIED  THIS  MORNING
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Last Call For Noted War-
rior of 1861 - Funeral
Here Monday Afternoon
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          Elisha (Tip) Weakley,  82 years old, grand old man, native of Shelbyville, and one of the leaders in the war of 1861, answered the call of death today, passing to his final reward this morning at 6:20 o'clock at the home of his son,  Paul B. Weakley,  140 east Mechanic street.  Mr. Weakley had been in ill health for the last year from a complication of diseases and his death was not unexpected altho his passing is mourned by hundreds of this vicinity where he was one of the men of highest esteem and veneration.
          Enlisted as a private in the Union army in 1861, Mr. Weakley showed such military ability that he held the commission of captain when he was given his discharge in 1865, four years later.  This war career has always been a wonderful feature of the life of Mr. Weakley and his friends looked upon him as a man of high calibre for the very success that he had made.
          He was born in this city, November 28, 1838, the son of  John and  Nancy Weakley.  His birthplace was in the house on a site where the St. Joseph church is now erectedon east Broadway street.  His father came to Shelby county from Kentucky in 1820 and was one of the first men in this territory.
          Mr. Weakley first enlisted in the army in April 1861 and was attached to the 16th Ind. infantry; his second enlistment was in 1863 in Co. I, 13th cavalry and in 1861 he was advanced to a sergeant major which was followed shortly by the commission of lieutenant.  He became assistant adjutant general on the staff of Gen. Johnson in which he was serving at the close of the war.  After his return from service he held a position with the Big Four railroad in this city for many years.
   
          He was united in marriage with  Miss Harriet E. Wood  in December, 1867, and her death occurred in 1910.  Two sons were born,  Paul,  of this city, and  Horace,  whose residence is unknown.  Mr. Weakley was a member of the Masons, the Dumont Post, G.A.R., the Eastern Star and all degrees of the Odd Fellows lodge.
          The funeral will be held at the late home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. A. F. von Tobel officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, undertaker.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Photograph from Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, 1902, page 145


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday September 2, 1919
Page 1  column 2
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MRS.  JOHN  WEAKLEY
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Died Early Tuesday Morning At Her Home Here,
From Attack Bright’s Disease
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ILL  SEVERAL  WEEKS
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          Mrs. Anna Brown Weakley, wife of  John W. Weakley, died Tuesday morning at 3:15 o’clock at her home in west Franklin street.  Her death was caused by Bright’s disease.  Mrs. Weakley had been ill for two months, and had been confined to her home for six weeks.  Her condition had been critical for several days.
          Mrs. Weakley was born in Shelbyville, and had spent her life here.  She was well known in the city, and had a great number of friends who were grieved and shocked to learn of her death today. Monday was the 63rd anniversary of her birth.
          She was the daughter of  Isaac T. and  Elizabeth E. Brown, and was born here September 1, 1856, at the home of the parents in Mechanic street.  Mrs. Weakley was married March 24, 1892, the ceremony being performed here.
          Mrs. Weakley was a member of the First Baptist church here.  She also held membership in the Woman’s Relief Corps, and the Daughters of Rebekah.
   
          She is survived by her husband, one son,  John Weakley, and one brother,  Walter Brown of this city.  Her son had been employed on a ranch near Fallon, Nevada, and could not be notified of his mother’s condition in time to reach here before her death.  He was expected to arrive here Wednesday.
          Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Ralph J. Edwards, who is in charge.
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Wednesday September 3, 1919
Page 1 column 6
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FUNERAL THURSDAY
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. John W. Weakley, who died Tuesday morning, will be held at the home in West Franklin street.  The Rev. H.N. Spear, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Dr. A. H. Pitkin, pastor of the First M. E. church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards, in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Kerry Smyth
Photograph from Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, 1902, page 63


An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
November 9, 1885
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Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
Weakley, Henry (of Shelbyville) / Accidental death of, N. 11-9-1885 Page 1 Column 3


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday January 22, 1885
Page 3 column 1
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          John Weakley, of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fisher, near Beloit, Kansas, Wednesday night, aged eighty-five years.  His son, E. T. Weakley  went after his remains and brought then here for interment this week.  Deceased was an old pioneer of this county, coming here in the fall of 1831, and living here ever since until a few months ago when he went to visit his daughter, where he died.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Monday, June 16, 1884
Page 4, column 4
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          The many friends of Green Weakly, who is well known in this city and county, will be pained to learn of his death. He died at St. Louis on Saturday.  He leaves a wife and one child in that city.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, August 6, 1884
Page 4, column 2
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          James Weakley died at Terre Haute on Tuesday morning, from the effects of cancer, after a lingering illness of several months, and his remains were brought to this city on the 5 o'clock train this morning for interment.
          Mr. Weakley was born in Kentucky, and came to this county when quite young.  He was a son of  John Weakley, who was one of the early settlers of Shelby county.  Had he lived until next October, he would have been fifty-nine years old.  His first wife was Martha Midkiff, who died in this city in 1866 with cholera, and by whom he had five children that are still living, most of whom are residents of this county.  His second wife was Miss [Harriett] Irwin, to whom he was married in 1869, and shortly afterwards removed to Illinois, where he remained until some five years ago, when he removed to Terre Haute, in this State, where he resided at the time of his death.  Mr. Weakley was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity, which order took charge of his funeral, and he was buried at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the City cemetery, beside his first wife.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Edwards, pastor of the Christian Church, in this city, of which denomination Mr. Weakley was a very devoted member.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 1, 1883
Page 3, column 4
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DEATH  OF  JERRY  WEAKLEY
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          The readers of the Democrat will be pained to learn of the death of  Jeremiah Weakley, which took place at his residence on East Broadway about one o'clock Saturday morning, from dropsy.
          Jeremiah Weakley was born in Scott county, Kentucky, December 8th, 1826, and came to this city with his father in 1831.  As soon as he was old enough he commenced working at the cabinet maker's trade with his father, and was engaged in that business until his marriage to Martha Conover, November 7th, 1849.  During the war he acted as Deputy Internal Collector for the district, and has held other offices of trust and profit.  He was engaged for many years in contracting and built many of the turnpikes in this county.  He leaves surviving him a wife and five children.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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