THE  SHELBYVILLE  NEWS
Shelbyville, Indiana
Spring 2000
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David Lee Wickliff,  42, Cullman, Ala., died Monday in Alabama.
Born Apr. 25, 1957, in Shelby Co., s/o  Ora  and  Susie  (McDaniel)  Wickliff, Sr.
Former Shelbyville resident, having moved to Cullman in 1975.  Golden Rod Hatchery in Cullman.
Survivors:  father, Shelbyville; two brothers,  Ora  Wickliff, Jr.,  Rushville, and  Robert  D.  Wickliff,  Indianapolis; four sisters,  Rita J.  Deboard,  Cullman,  Mary  Cash,  Elizabethtown, and  Brenda  Hastings  and  Linda  Jones,  both of Shelbyville.
Preceded in death by his mother.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.
Rev. Robert Ward officiating.
Burial Concord Cemetery in Shelby Co.
Submitted by Corasue Hatton
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

THE  SHELBYVILLE  NEWS
Tuesday October 4, 1955
DEATH  CLAIMS  MRS.  WICKLIFF
Funeral for Freeport Woman To Be Friday
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          Mrs. Mary Anne Wickliff, 79, Freeport resident, died at a county nursing home at 10:30 p.m. Monday.  She had been ill for two years.
          Mrs. Wickliff had resided in Shelby county most of her life.  She was born February 1, 1876.  Her husband, Fora Wickliff, died about 16 years ago.  The only close survivors are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Inez Wickliff of Freeport, one grand daughter and a grandson.
          Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the L.V. Hauk Mortuary in Morristown with Rev. Reeves officiating. Interment will be in Hanover cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 6, 1947
WICKLIFF  RITE  THIS  AFTERNOON
Lloyd  W. Wickliff, County Native, Succumbs
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          Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 1:00 o'clock in the Harry E. Moore mortuary, 2500 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, for  Lloyd W. Wickliff, a native and former resident of Shelby county who died Friday night at his home in that city.  Mr. Wickliff's death was attributed to a heart attack suffered at his residence, 911 N. Ewing St.
          The Shelby county native was born in VanBuren township, the son of  George and Anna Wickliff, and was 64 years of age at the time of his death.  He spent most of his life in Freeport and Carrollton, before moving to Indianapolis about 20 years ago.  He operated a blacksmith shop in Carrollton for a number of years.  Surviving are the widow and one son, Carl, both of Indianapolis.  Following the last rites this afternoon, burial will take place in the Washington Memorial Park cemetery, east of Indianapolis.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 26, 1945
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WICKLIFF  RITE  AT  MORRISTOWN
Raid Wickliff Succumbs at Home Here
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          Funeral services for  Raid Wickliff, 50, who died late Tuesday at his home, 643 west South Street, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the L. V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown.
          Burial will be in Concord cemetery. Friends may call at the Wickliff home at any time.
          The son of  Pflander and  Matilda Heffner Wickliff, Mr. Wickliff was born in VanBuren township May 22, 1894.  His marriage to  Lois Miller  took place September 10, 1914.  Mr. Wickliff was a member of the Freeport Methodist church.  He had been a resident of Shelbyville for several years.
          Surviving are the widow; two children, Carl Wickliff  and  Mrs. Virginia Cuskaden, both of this city; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Matilda Wickliff; a sister, Mrs. Alta Loggan, of near Fountaintown; and one brother, Floyd Wickliff, of VanBuren township.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Howard Wickliff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 22, 1943
ORA  WICKLIFF  IS  FOUND  DEAD
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           Ora Wickliff, 47, was found dead at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday about two hundred feet from his home at the west edge of Shelbyville.  He was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  As he worked as a night watchman his family thought he had gone to work earlier than usual.  Today a search was made for him when he failed to return from work.  Charles Kohlmyer, deputy coroner, was called to conduct an investigation.
          Born June 9, 1898, in Shelby county, Mr. Wickliff was the son of Clark and Minnie Burke Wickliff.  His marriage to Miss Mary Smith took place in 1920.  Surviving are the widow, six children, Ora, Kenneth William, John, Rose, Ruth, at home; Everett, in the U.S. Army at Camp Blanning, Florida; two brothers, Everett and Claud Wickliff, both of Shelbyville, and one sister, Mrs. Gladys Hatton, also of this city.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Loren H. Murphy.
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Friday, July 23, 1943
WICKLIFF  FUNERAL  TO  BE  HELD  SATURDAY
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          Funeral services for  Ora Wickliff, who was found dead near his home at the west edge of Shelbyville Wednesday afternoon, will be held at the Vine Street Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be made in the Concord cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy, funeral director.  Friends may call at the residence at any time. 
         Mr. Wickliff had been ill with heart trouble and recently underwent treatment at the local hospital.  His death was believed caused by a heart attack.  The man's body was found by  Oren Zell, 13.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday February 2, 1939
AGED  RESIDENT  DIES  AT  NEW  PALESTINE
Jacob Wickliff's Funeral to Be Held Today
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          Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Max Herrlich & Son funeral home at New Palestine for  Jacob  Wickliff,  seventy-four year old resident of New Palestine, who died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gary Elliott, 738 north Denny street, Indianpolis.  Death was caused by myocarditis.  The deceased was born May 29, 1864, the son of  Marvell  and  Susan Wickliff.  He lived in New Palestine for thirty-three years. Survivors are five sons,  Walter, of Greenwood;  Roy, of New Palestine;  Merritt, of New Palestine;  Lewis, of Indianapolis, and  Lee, of New Palestine, and one brother, William, of Indianapolis.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Elliott until 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, July 8, 1936
DIES AT HOME OF SON HERE
Mrs. Minnie Wickliff, 68, Passes Away After Lingering Illness
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          Mrs. Minnie Wickliff, widow of Clark Wickliff, passed away at the home of her son, Ora Wickliff west of Shelbyville at 11:30 o'clock this morning. The deceased was 68 years old and death was the result of complications of diseases due to her advanced age.
          She was the daughter of  John and Anna Bierck and was born in Bartholomew county on September 27, 1868.  On November 11, 1886 she was united in marriage to Clark Wickliff who preceded her in death.  To this union five children were born, one son died in infancy.  Four children survive, including Mrs. Galdys Hatton, Claude, Everett and Ora Wickliff, all of this city. Other survivors are sixteen grandchildren and two brothers, John of Indianapolis and George of Southport, two sisters, Mrs. Tempa Swing of Sharpesville, Indiana and Mrs. Elizabeth Parker of this city.
          Funeral services will be held at the Freeport M. E. church Friday morning at 10 o'clock after short funeral services at the home at 9 o'clock.  The Rev. Clarence Hager, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church will officiate. Burial will be in the Concord cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix and Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday April 3, 1935
C. WICKLIFF  DIES  AT  HOME
Paralysis Is Fatal to Man 75 Funeral Will Be Held Friday
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          Clark Wickliff, 75, died at his home west of Shelbyville at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Paralysis was the cause of death.  He was the son of Jacob and Clara Wickliff and was born in VanBuren township, Shelby county.  His marriage to  Miss  Minnie  Burk, who survives, took place November 1, 1886.  Five children were born to this union.  Survivors besides the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Hatton;  three sons;  Everett,  Claud  and  Ora Wickliff,  all of Shelbyville, and fifteen grandchildren.  Mr. Wickliff was a member of the Calvary Baptist church and of a Moose lodge in Illinois.
          Funeral services will be held at the Freeport M. P. church Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock with the Rev. James Chumblay, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Shelbyville, officiating.  Interment will be in the Concord cemetery, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday March 22, 1933
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  ACTON  HOME
Blood Clot on Brain Causes Death of Mrs. Eliza Wickliff, Age 79 Years
LEAVES  FIVE  DAUGHTERS
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           Mrs. Eliza Ellen Wickliff, age 79 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William [Martha] Akeman, in Acton, at 7:40 o’clock Tuesday night after a six months’ illness.  A blood clot on the brain was the cause of death.
          Mrs. Wickliff is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Akeman;  Mrs. William Wicker,  Mrs. Earl [Zella] Ross  and  Mrs. Belle Fox, of VanBuren township, and  Mrs. Oral Wicker, of near Hansing, Idaho, and one daughter-in-law,  Mrs. Eva Wickliff, south of Shelbyville.  Seventeen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at two o’clock at the Fairview M.P. church following short rites at the home of  Mrs. Akeman at 1:15 o’clock.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Max Herrlich and Son, New Palestine funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Howard Wickliff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 2, 1933
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DEATH  CLAIMS  JOHN  WICKLIFF
Lifelong Resident of Hanover Township died After Illness of Two Years
HOLD  FUNERAL  WEDNESDAY
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           John W. Wickliff, lifelong resident of Hanover township, died at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Philander Wickliff.  He had been in ill health for two years with a complication of diseases.
          Mr. Wickliff was born on March 18, 1862 in the home located one mile northwest of Freeport, in which he died.  He was seventy years of age at the time of death. One brother, Clark Wickliff, of this city, survives.
          Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Freeport Methodist Protestant church with the Rev. John S. Clawson officiating.  Burial will be in the Concord cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk of Morristown, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Howard Wickliff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, April 30, 1930
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SHELBY  NATIVE  DIED  TUESDAY
Mrs. Amanda Wickliff Passed Away at Newcastle After Long Illness
Funeral service Friday
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          Mrs. Amanda Wickliff, age sixty, widow of  Jacob Wickliff, and a native of Shelby county, died Tuesday night at nine-thirty o'clock at the Newcastle Clinic, in Newcastle.  Her death was caused by a complication of diseases, which followed a fall in which she broke a limb.
          Mrs. Wickliff's husband died about eight years ago.  She was born in Shelby county [daughter of  Henry & Mary (Lee) Bristow,  BH] and had spent most of her life in this county.  Eleven years ago she and her husband moved from VanBuren township to Newcastle, where they had since lived.  She was a member of the Nazarene church at Newcastle.  Mrs. Wickliff is survived by a son, Willie Wickliff, of VanBuren township, and four grandchildren.
          The body was brought to the home of the son this evening.  Funeral services will be held at the Liberty church Friday afternoon at two o'clock, and burial will be in the church cemetery.  L.V. Hauk in charge.
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Shelby County Marriages
Amanda Bristow & Jacob Wickliff
March 31, 1899
Book 16 page 42
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Janice Stafford


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 24, 1930
Page 5 column 2
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FUNERAL   SERVICE   THIS   AFTERNOON
Mrs. Ida Wickliff, Wife of Jacob Wickliff, Died at New Palestine Home
NATIVE  OF  THIS  COUNTY
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Ida Wickliff, wife of  Jacob Wickliff, who died Saturday night at her home in New Palestine, were conducted at two o’clock at the family home, with burial in the New Palestine cemetery in charge of Max Herrlich and Son.  Mrs. Wickliff’s death followed a long illness of a complication of diseases.
          She was well known in Shelby county, having been a former resident of the Fountaintown community.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis  and was born southeast of Fountaintown.  Her age at the time of death was about sixty years.  She was a member of the New Palestine Christian church.
          Surviving are the husband, Jacob Wickliff; one daughter, Mrs. Lottie Elliott  of Indianapolis; and two sons, Roy  and  Merritt, of New Palestine.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Howard Wickliff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 19, 1925
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DEATH  OCCURRED  AT  NEWCASTLE
Funeral Services For Otis Wickliff To Be Held Here, Friday Afternoon
CAUSED  BY  TUBERCULOSIS
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          Otis Wickliff, age 22, son of  Mrs. Amanda Wickliff, died at the home in Newcastle Tuesday evening after a long illness caused from tuberculosis.  The deceased was a former resident of Shelby county when he moved to Newcastle about five years ago with his parents.  Jacob Wickliff, father of the deceased, passed away about a year ago.  The family formerly lived in the Jericho community.  Mr. Wickliff leaves a brother besides the mother to mourn his loss.
          Short funeral services will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock, after which the body will be brought to the Liberty E. B. church, where the funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at two o'clock.  Interment will be made in the Liberty cemetery, L.V. Hauk, of Morristown in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Janice Stafford

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