Shelby  County  Indiana

Wilcoxen / Wilcoxon

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday June 23, 1958
Gwynneville Man’s Rites To Be Monday
          David H. Wilcoxon, 89, who had lived his entire life in Gwynneville, died Friday at 2:00 p.m. at a Madison hospital.
          He was born in Shelby county June 7, 1869, a son of  William W. and  Nancy (Sleeth) Wilcoxon.  He married  Elma Polston  in 1895 and she preceded in death in May of this year. Mr. Wilcoxon, who was a carpenter, was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church and the Moose lodge at New Castle.
          Survivors include four children,  Lee  and  Howard Wilcoxon  and  Mrs. Edna Murphy  of Gwynneville and Emerson Wilcoxon of Greenfield; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Pearl) Rees  of Gwynneville, and two brothers,  Frank Wilcoxon, of Gwynneville and  Richard Wilcoxon  of Shelbyville, R.R.1.
          Funeral services in charge of the Frazier Funeral Home of Morristown, will be held there Monday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. James Allen will officiate.  Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Alisa Andrijanoff

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday May 10, 1958
Mrs. Wilcoxon, 83, Was Native of County
          Mrs. Elma Wilcoxon, 83, died this morning at 9:45 o’clock at her home in Gwynneville. She was a Shelby county native and had lived in the Gwynneville community all her life.
          Mrs. Wilcoxon was the daughter of  Thomas R. and  Rachel (Beatty) Polston  and was born March 27, 1875. She was married to  David H. Wilcoxon  June 12, 1895, and he survives with three sons,  Lee  and  Howard  of Gwynneville, and  Emerson  of Greenfield, and a daughter,  Mrs. Edna Murphy, also of Gwynneville.  A brother, Wilber Polston, of Indianapolis, also survives.  There are three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Wilcoxon was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Alisa Andrijanoff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 2, 1945
Page 1 column 4
Woman Succumbs at Home in Gwynneville
          Mrs. Mina Wilcoxen, 72, widow of Caleb S. Wilcoxen, died at her home in Gwynneville at 9:00 a.m. Sunday after an illness of several weeks.
          Born October 24, 1872, in Shelby county, she was the daughter of. Tobias and  Eliza Jane [West] Smith.  Mrs. Wilcoxen was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church.  Her husband has been dead for several years.
          Surviving are five children,  Raymond,  George  and  Thomas Wilcoxen, all of Gwynneville,  Wayne Wilcoxen, in the United States Navy and on duty in the Pacific, and  Miss Emma Wilcoxen, at home; four grandchildren; one sister,  Mrs. Mary Poston, of Gwynneville, and one brother,  Paul Smith, of Carmel.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwynneville Christian Church with the Rev. Felix Walker officiating.
          Burial will be in Hanover cemetery in charge of  L.V. Hauk. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen home.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday August 29, 1941
Page 8 column 2
          Caleb S. Wilcoxen, age seventy-three, well-known resident of Gwynneville, died at his home Thursday morning at 11:45 of a complication of diseases. He had been in poor health for several months.
          Born in Marion township, August 30, 1867, the son of  William W. and  Nancy [Sleeth] Wilcoxen, he had resided for many years at the present home. On January 27, 1892, he was married to  Elmina Smith, who survives with five of six children born to the union. One son,  Kenneth died some time ago. The surviving children are  Raymond,  Thomas and  Wayne, of Gwynneville;  George, of Rushville and  Emma, at home.
          Also surviving are four brothers and one sister;  Frank and  David H., of Gwynneville;  Richard Z., of south of Gwynneville;  Ora, of Barkley, Kansas, and  Mrs. Pearl Reese, of Indianapolis.
          Mr. Wilcoxen was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Gwynneville Christian church in charge of Rev. F. E. Walker. Burial will take place in the Hanover cemetery in charge of  L. V. Hauk, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 30, 1938
Page 1 column 6
Kenneth Wilcoxen Dies of Injuries Received in Fall Near Picayune, Mississippi
          Funeral services for Kenneth Wilcoxen, age 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Wilcoxen, of Gwynneville, who died Friday night in a New Orleans hospital of injuries received in a fall from a tree near Picayune, Mississippi, May 25, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the parents’ home.
          The Rev. Wyndham Nutter, pastor of the Morristown Christian church, will officiate and burial will be in the Hanover cemetery, in charge of L.V. Hauk, funeral director.
          The body will arrive in Indianapolis at 10 p.m. Monday and will be taken to the L.V. Hauk funeral home in Morristown and later removed to the Wilcoxen home in Gwynneville at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
          Wilcoxen fell about thirty feet from a tree while trimming branches for a utility company near Picayune, Mississippi, according to the meager information received here. The accident occurred the same day Raymond Nay, of Jackson township, was killed in an airplane crash at Pensacola, Florida.
          Mr. Wilcoxen was graduated from Morristown high school and was employed on the Shelby County rural electrification project before going to Mississippi. He also was employed by the Rushville Telephone Company several years.
          Besides his parents, the young man is survived by four brothers, Raymond, Thomas, George and Wayne Wilcoxen, all of Gwynneville, and one sister, Miss Emma Wilcoxen, also of Gwynneville.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 22, 1923
(from Friday's Daily)
          H. Milo Wilcoxon,  twenty-two years old, son of  Mr. and Mrs. David Wilcoxon,  passed away at their home in Gwynneville, following an illness of pneumonia.  He had been a resident of Gwynneville since birth and was one of the progressive young men of the community.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Carmony Bors., funeral directors in charge.
          He was known thruout the community to be a brilliant young man with exonitent prospects for the future, and his death is the cause of deep mourning in the vicinity where he lived.  He was a member of the Baptist church and had always taken an active part in social and public affairs of the county.  He is survived by three brothers,  Lee Wilcoxon,  of Hancock county;  Emerson  and  Howard,  at home; one sister,  Mrs. Edna Murphy,  of Gwynneville, the parents, and the grandparents,  W.W. Wilcoxon,  of Rushville, and  Mr. and Mrs. Poston,  of New Castle.
          Funeral services will be held at the Bwynneville Christian church Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Hawthron officiating.  The place for burial has not yet been decided upon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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