Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Williams


The  Shelbyville  News
November 06, 2009
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James M. Williams, 82, of Lexington, N.C., former Shelbyville resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.
Born Oct. 17, 1927, in Fairland, to  Ofa Steward  and  J. Carl Williams.
Married former Shelbyville resident  Alice Terhune; she preceded him in death on April 15, 2000.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Shelbyville  News
December 11, 1994
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Carl E. Williams, 93, Manilla, died Sunday, Heritage Manor, Shelbyville.
Born November 22, 1901, Union Township, s/o  Arthur  and  Connie Yarling Williams.
Married  Ivy S. Steward  on April 20, 1923; she died December 7, 1988.
Married  Gladys I. Brown  on November 10, 1989; she survives.
Lived most of his life in Shelby and Rush counties.
Retired in 1965 from General Motors Corp, Allison platn, Indianapolis.
Member Manilla Lions Club.
Attended Homer Federated Church.
Survivors:  son,  Lowell E. Williams, Shelbyville; two step-daughters,  Mary Stocklin  and  Avonelle Good, both of Manilla; stepsister, Lucinda Peeler, Boone, N. C., three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a son, sister, brother, step-brother and stepsister.
Carmony-Ewing roadway Funeral Home with Rev. David Eggleston officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, December 5, 1988
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Sylbert Raymond Williams, 81, R.R.1, Shelbyville, died Saturday.  Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Truck driver, retired 1970, Newsome Transport Company.  Member of the Truck Drivers' Local Union No. 135 and the Liberty United Methodist Church.
S/o  Lawrence  and  Tressie (Winton) Williams, born March 7, 1905, Shelby County.  Married  Wenonah Faye Taylor, who preceded him in death on August 7, 1985.
Surviving:  Eugene Williams, Sarasota, Florida; daughters, Miss Marjorie Williams, Laramie, Wyoming, Mrs. Raymond (Evelyn) Isley  and  Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Eads, Shelbyville, Mrs. Charles (Maxine) Adams, Delphi, and  Mrs. Raymond (Mary Lou) Bush, Rushville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 step-great grandchild; and brothers, Ralph Williams, Fort Myers, Florida, and  Garnet Williams, West Palm Beach, Florida.  Two sisters preceded him.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson*
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday April 11, 1983
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JUSTINE WILLIAMS
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Miss Justine Williams, 75, 118 1/2 South Harrison street  died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at W. S. Major Hospital; patient since April 1.
Lifelong resident of Shelbyville, born in Shelbyville June 4, 1907, d/o  Walter E. and Elizabeth (Scripture) Williams.  Employed more than 30 years at the former Shelby Manufacturing Company, later Elanjay, retiring in 1973.
Survived by two brothers,  Oscar Williams, Fort Wayne, and  Leo Williams, Cincinnati.  Sister preceded in death.
Ewing Mortuary, with the Rev. Joseph Schoettle officiating.  
Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
December 11, 1965
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MR.  WILLIAMS  DIES  AT  84
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Retired  Farmer's  Rites  Are  Wednesday
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Arthur Williams, 84, died Sunday at home, Rushville Road, five miles east of Shelbyville.
Retired Union Township farmer.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
Indianapolis, Indiana
22 October 1961
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Mrs. Belle Williams Dies; Rites Set
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          Funeral services for  Mrs. Belle Williams, 90 years old, who died Sunday in her home 5849 Beechwood Avenue, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, with burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.
          Born in Shelby County, Mrs. Williams had lived in Indianapolis for 56 years.  She was a member of the Woodruff Place Baptist Church.
          Survivors include four daughters,  Mrs. Betty Thomas of Houston, Tex.,  Mrs. Eleanor Enoch of St. Petersburg, Fla.,  Mrs. Mary Shuck of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Lubbock, Tex.; two sons,  Floyd Williams of Atlanta, Ga., and  Stanley Williams of Lubbock, Tex; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
[Note: Mrs. Belle Poland was the daughter of  Nathaniel and  Elizabeth Bass Poland, born in Shelby Co. and married to Samuel Williams of Fairland, Shelby Co. IN]
Contributed by Judith Williams


The  Shelbyville  News
December 19, 1958
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DEATH  CLAIMS  COUNTY  WOMAN
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Mrs. Allie Williams Dies Following Stroke
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Mrs. Allie [Altona] Williams, 77, died Hancock County Hospital, Greenfield, December 19, 1958.
Suffered a paralytic stroke two weeks ago.
Resident of Morristown for the past 28 years.
Born in Greene County April 1, 1881, d/o  John W. and  Mary Hughes Kidd.
Married  [Joseph Leonidas] Lee Kenton  in 1899; he died in 1909.
Married  Allen Williams; he died i 1935.
Survived by seven children:  Mrs. Warren (Estell) Wright,  Mrs. Olga Hittle,  Sherman Williams  and  Mrs. Leo (Mary) Buchanan, all of Morristown;  Albert Kenton, San Jose, California;  Mrs. Elbert (Edna) Toon, Finly, and  Mrs. John (Mae) Eades  of Waldron.  Four children preceded her in death.
Survived by four siblings:  Mrs. Beatrice Smith  of Morristown,  Mrs. Stella Talbert, this city,  Mrs. Cora Morgison, Indianapolis, and  Dee Farlow  of Rushville.  There are 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and two step-children, Clancy Williams of Cumberland and  Mrs. Verda Sullivan  of Highland.
Member of the Morristown Christian Church.
Frazier Funeral Home, with funeral at the church.
Burial:  London Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
May 5, 1953
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DEATH  CLAIMS
MRS.  WILLIAMS
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Rites for County Woman To
Be Held at Fairland Church
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          Mrs. Florence May Williams,  71, resident of Fairland and widow of  James A. Williams,  Spanish-American War veteran, died at a Shelby county nursing home Monday at 7:45 p.m.  She had been in failing health for several years and death was attributed to a complicaiton of diseases.
          The daughter of  Samuel and  Mary Ann (Murnan) Moore,  she was born in Brandywine township on March 31, 1882.  Her marriage to Mr. Williams took place on January 31, 1900, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1921.  A daughter,  Helen,  also preceded her in death.
          Surviving are two sons,  Earl Williams  of Shelby county and  Gerald  of Decatur, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. Williams was a member of the Fairland Christian Church and funeral services will be held there Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. William Saddler officiating.  Burian, in charge of the Murphy Mortuary, will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after noon Wednesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


A  Central  Indiana  Newspaper
1950s?
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WILLIAMS  RITES  TO
BE  THURSDAY
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          Funeral services have been arranged for  Mrs. Mary Anna [House] Williams, former county resident who died Tuesday at the Johnson Nursing Home at Franklin.  The rites will be held at the Murphy Mortuary Thursday at 2 PM with Rev. Clarence Hutchinson officiating.  Burial will be in the London Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary.  The daughter of  George and  Nancy Jackson House,  Mrs. Williams was born at London on August 3, 1869.  Her husband,  Newton Williams,  preceded her in death.  She is survived by two children by previous marriages,  Mrs. Dorothy Means Rogers  of Columbus, RR 5, and  Elmer Bales  of Addison Township.  Also surviving are a step-daughter,  Mrs. Anna Lancaster;  18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Four children preceded her in death.
Contributed by Marlena Linne


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday January 30, 1947
Page 1 column 2
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DEATH  CLAIMS  FAIRLAND  MAN
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N. E. Williams, 80, Dies At Masonic Home
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          N. E. Williams, 80, former Fairland resident, died Wednesday at the Masonic Home in Franklin.
          He is survived by five children, Meredith, of Martinsville, French Williams, of Fairland, Mrs. Scott Fox, of New Bethel, Mrs. Edith Bell, of New York City, Mrs. Milton Parkhurst, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Weaver  and  Mrs. Fred Miller, both of Indianapolis, and  Oscar, of Pendleton.
          Mr. Williams is a former trustee of Brandywine township, serving from 1905 to 1909.  He was a member of the Sugar Creek Masonic Lodge, having served as Past Master.
          Funeral arrangements had not been completed last night but will be announced by C. F. Fix and Son
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Ibid.
Friday January 31, 1947
Page 1 column 8
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WILLIAMS  FUNERAL
TO  BE  CONDUCTED  SATURDAY
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          Funeral services for  N. E. Williams, who died Wednesday at the Masonic Home in Franklin will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Fairland Baptist church of which he was a member.
          The Masonic lodge will participate in the burial services at the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the C.F. Fix & Son mortuary at any time.
          Mr. Williams’ wife, the former  Harriett Smith Rush, to whom he was married in 1888, died in 1930.  A son, Carl, also preceded him in death.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 16, 1943
Page 1, column 6
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RITE  HELD  FOR  COUNTY  NATIVE
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          Funeral services for Harvey Williams, age seventy-four, former resident of Shelby county, were held at the Marietta Methodist church Sunday afternoon.  Burial was made in the Miller cemetery.  Mr. Williams died suddenly Friday at his home in Indianapolis.  Death was due to a heart aliment.  He was born near Marietta, the son of  Walker T. and Ruth Shipp Williams.  He had resided in Indianapolis for the past 35 years.  He is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Ida Snyder, of Marietta; Mrs. Nan Merryman, of Coffeyville, Kan., and Tilford Williams, of  Indianapolis.  There are also several surviving cousins residing in this city and community.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Greenfield  Daily  Republican
Monday Evening, August 3, 1942
Page 1
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          Moses Williams, age 72 years, died suddenly of a heart ailment Sunday evening at his home 832 West North street.  Mr. William's health had not been good for some months but he had been able to be about and his death was unexpected.  His wife passed away less than two years ago.
          Mr. Williams had spent most of his life in this community.  He had been a carpenter by trade and was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.
          He is survived by three sons, Jesse, at home, Harry  and  Glen Williams, all of this city, a sister, Mrs. J. J. Riser, of Shelbyville, a brother Amos Williams, of New Berlin, Ill., and several granchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lynam Funeral Home.  Interment in Park cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming  for Deborah*
Notes from the cemetery records:
Moses Williams is buried in OPC 1 Lot 113 Grave 6 of Park Cemetery.
He was 69 years of age when he died. 
Date of Service:  8/5/1942
Date of Birth:  10/25/1873
Date of Death:  8/2/1942
He was a Veteran - Pvt. Trp C 7 Regt Cavalry - Spanish American War
Funeral Dir:  Lynam Funeral Home - Greenfield
Place of Death:  Greenfield, IN
Cause of Death:  Coronary Disease

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, February 15, 1936
Page 4 column 7
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FUNERAL  RITES  HELD  FOR
BROTHER  OF  LOCAL  WOMAN
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          William T. Williams of Indianapolis, a former resident of Shelbyville and a brother of  Mrs. Cora Ray Hooper of 445 West Franklin street, died Thursday night at his home.  He had been ill since last Friday and at the time of death he was sixty-eight years old.  During his residence here about thirty years ago, Mr. Williams was a paint contractor. Besides the widow and sister he leaves four nephews,  Wilbur Ray,  Charles Ray  and  Russell Ray, all of Shelbyville, and  Leroy McMahon of Columbus, Ohio, and another sister  Mrs. Georgia McMahon also of Columbus, Ohio.  ,Funeral services were held this afternoon in Indianapolis.  Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


An  Unidentified  Shelbyville  Newspaper
15 Dec. 1930
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Death Enters Fairland Home
Mrs. N. E. Williams, Sixty-One
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Ill for Ten Months
Succumbs At Home
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Leaves Husband, Children
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          Sufferings of  Mrs. Harriett E. Williams, sixty-one years old, wife of  N. E. Williams, former trustee of Brandywine township, were ended in death at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning in their home in Fairland.  She never fully recovered from a leg amputation which she underwent last April in an effort to prolong life.
          Mrs. Williams was the daughter of  William and  Elizabeth Imel Rush.  She was born in Sugar Creek township February 8, 1869, and her entire life had been spent in Shelby County.  Her marriage to Mr. Williams took place on March 11, 1888.  All of the six children born to them survive.  They are  Mrs. W. S. Fox, of New Bethel;  J. Carl Williams  of Fairland;  Meredith W. Williams  of Edinburg;  Edith,  Geneva  and  French Williams  all of the home.  Three brothers, a half-brother and four sisters also survive:  Robert Rush  of Logansport;  Percy Rush  of New Orleans, La.;  Alfred Rush  of Fairland;  Mrs. Ollie Means  of Logansport;  Mrs. L.C. Means  of Dupont;  Mrs. B. E. Norvell  of Houston, Tex;  Mrs. H. Taylor  of Marion, Ohio, and  James Rush  of Frankfort.  Mrs. Williams also leaves ten grandchildren.
          Devoted to her family and to her friends and active as a member of the Fairland Baptist Church, Mrs. Williams was held in high esteem in her community. She was also a member of the Eastern Star chapter at Fairland, which organization will take part in the funeral.
          Burial will be in the family lot in the Fairland cemetery following the funeral service to be held at 10:30 o'clock. Wednesday morning in the Fairland Baptist Church. Rev. Otto Hughes of Columbus, former pastor of the Fairland Church, will deliver the funeral sermon. C.F. Fix & Son are the funeral directors in charge.
Contributed by Judy Williams


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, May 26, 1924
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AGED  RESIDENT  OF        
        COUNTY  DIED  TODAY
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Mrs. Carrie Marie Williams,
of Shelby Township, Dead
---Funeral Wednesday.
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          Following an illness of three weeks caused from peritonitis.  Mrs. Carrie Marie Williams,  78 years old, widow of  George W. Williams, died at her home on the Norristown pike in Shelby township at 3 o'clock this morning.
          Private funeral services will be conducted at the late residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Rev. T. J. Wilson, pastor of the First Christian church of this city, officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of  Mrs. Mary M. Tindall, funeral director.
          Mrs. Williams was born in Germany, May 6, 1846, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Fagel.  At the age of six years, she came with her parents to this country, where they located in Ohio.  when nine years old, she came to Indiana and later located in Shelby county, where she had since made her home.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Williams, Dec. 7, 1892.  Mr. Williams preceded her in death April 22, 1924.
          Early in life she united with the Lutheran church.  She was a woman who was much devoted to her home and it was her one aim in life to assist those in the hour of need.
          Mrs. Williams is survived by one daughter, Miss Ethel Williams, at home; four brothers;  August Fagel,  John Fagel,  Louis Fagel  and  William Fagel, of this county, and one sister,  Mrs. Mary Whitkamper, of this city.  She also leaves a number of nieces and nephews, who reside in this county.  Friends are asked to please omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, May 24, 1924
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MRS. G. WILLIAMS        
        DIED  THIS  A.M.
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Mrs. Martha Alice Williams
Passed Away in North
Hamilton Street.
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NATIVE  OF  DECATUR  COUNTY
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          Mrs. Martha Alice Williams, wife of  George W. Williams, died this morning at the home in North Hamilton street at 9:25 o'clock following a long illness caused from a complication of diseases.  The deceased was born in Decatur county, January 14, 1864, and was the daughter of  George and Melissa Armstrong.  She was married on September 25, 1895 to Mr. Williams.  To this union one daughter,  Mrs. Clara Ealy,  was born, who with a son by a former marriage,  George C. Critser, survives.
          Mrs. Williams had been in ill health for a number of months suffering from stomach trouble.  Funeral arrangements will be announced Monday by Piatt & Murphy in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, October 13, 1922
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ORLANDO  S.  WILLIAMS
DIED  AT  CONNERSVILLE
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Was  Well  Known  In  City  And
County  --  Funeral  Will  Be
Held  Near  Flatrock
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          Orlando S. Williams,  well known in this city and county, died at his home in Connersville, Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 o'clock, of a complication of diseases from which he had suffered during the past seven weeks.  The body arrived in this city Thursday evening, and was taken to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCalip,  one and a half miles southeast of Flatrock, where the funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Godwin officiating.  Burial will be made in the Flatrock cemetery, in charge of Morris H. Sleeth, funeral director.
          Mr. Williams was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Richard Williams and was born in Bartholomew county, Sept. 2, 1879.  At the time of death, he was 43 years, 1 month and 3 days old.  He was united in marriage wit  Mrs. Ella Harvey, of Clifford, Ind., who with one son,  Charles, of St. Louis Crossing, and his father, Richard Williams, survives.  Altho Mr. Williams had never been a resident of this city, he had a number of friends in Shelbyville and Shelby county and was held in highest esteem by his many acquaintances.  For the past several years he had been a resident of Connersville, where he made a multitude of friends who mourn his death.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 27, 1922
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ILL  FOR  MONTHS  DIED  THURSDAY
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Mrs. Tressie Williams Died At Home
Near Fountaintown Early Today
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HOLD  FUNERAL  SATURDAY
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          Mrs. Tressie Williams  died at her home, three miles southeast of Fountaintown, Thursday morning at 8:00 o'clock.  Mrs. Williams was 44 years of age.  Death was caused from cancer from which she suffered many months.  She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wintin, of Fountaintown.  Besides the parents she leaves five children;  Gilbert,  Garnet,  Lavonne,  Annabelle  and  Ralph.  Also five sisters, Mrs. Ada Miller, of Blue Ridge;  Mrs. Audrey Courtney  and  Mrs. Otto Arnold, of near Shelbyville;  Mrs. Rosanna Miller, of Clearmont, Indiana;  Mrs. Iona Drake, of VanBuren township; one brother, Harvey Wintin, at home, and one niece, Miss Bessie Arnold.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Liberty U.B. church at ten o'clock, the Rev. Fred L. Bennis, of Dayton, officiating.  Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Peggy Wilson*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 1, 1920
Page 1 column 3
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BELOVED  MATRON  CALLED  BY  DEATH
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Mrs. Mary Williams Passed Away At Her Home
In Van Buren Township Today
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  FRIDAY
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          Mrs. Mary Williams, aged 70 years, a life-long resident of VanBuren township, passed away at her home near the Fairview church last night at 9:00 o’clock. Death was caused by complication of diseases.
          The deceased was born and reared in the community where she died and was well and favorably known throughout that section of the county.  She was a devoted member of the Fairview M.P. church and it was her chief aim in life to be of assistance to other persons.
          She leaves two sons and two daughters, namely Ila Williams, of near Terre Haute; Ollie Williams, of Flat Rock; Mrs. Guy Webb of VanBuren township, and Miss Nellie, at home. One brother, Pressly Hamilton, of Clinton county, and two sisters, Mrs. Guy Ensminger and Mrs. David Blackforth, of VanBuren township, also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Fairview M.P. church Friday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Hines, of Greenfield, assisted by Rev. Wooten, officiating. Burial will be made in the Fairview cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday July 11, 1918
Page 1 column 5
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MRS. RUTH  WILLIAMS
HENDRICKS  TOWNSHIP
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Mother of Trustee James H. Williams
Died This Morning 
Following A Long Illness
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TUBERCULOSIS  CAUSED  DEATH
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          Mrs. Ruth Williams, mother of trustee James H. Williams of this township died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Snyder, a mile south of Marietta after a long illness. Mrs. Williams suffered with tuberculosis. She was one of the best known and most highly respected of the women of her community. Her entire life was spent here, she having been born 83 years ago last November 22. Mrs. Williams was the wife of Walter Williams but he has been dead for the past forty years.
          She was the mother of seven children, all of whom survive. Her life was devoted to their care and through her noble efforts they grew to be fine dependable citizens, well looked upon by all who know them. They are Mr. James H. Williams, of this city, the trustee of Addison township; William J. Williams and Mrs. Rufus Miller, also of this city; Mrs. Frank Snyder, Tilford and Harvey Williams of Indianapolis and Mrs. N. E. Merriman of Wann, Oklahoma. A number of grandchildren also survive.
          Mrs. Williams was a prominent member of the Marietta M. P. church taking an active interest in all the work which that organization undertook and leading a fair Christian life in keeping with its teachings. Her death is mourned by a large circle of friends and numerous acquaintances who had come in touch with her kindly personality
          Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at eleven o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder. Burial will be made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 26, 1917
Page 2
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FLEMING  WILLIAMS
DEAD  NEAR  FRANKLIN
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Was For Many Years Resident
of Hendricks Township, This County
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          Fleming Williams, aged 80 years, for many years a widely known resident of Hendricks township, died at his home two miles east of Franklin, Wednesday night.  Death was due to pneumonia from which he had been suffering since last Sunday.  He was an uncle of Trustee James H. Williams and Mrs. Otto H. Keith, of this city.
          Mr. Williams was born in Kentucky, but moved to Hendricks township, this county when a young man and had spent the greater part of his life in that township.  He was married to Miss Anna Atwood, a daughter of  Elizabeth Atwood, of this city.  The widow and two sons survive, the sons being  Otho  and  Milton.  The son, Otho, is at home and Milton is a resident of the Second Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.
          The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Second Mt. Pleasant Church, the Rev. O. A. Cook, pastor officiating. Burial will be made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Catherine*
[Note:  This gentleman is listed as  Elijah P. Williams, husband of  Elizabeth A., on his tombstone.]


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday August 18, 1915
Page 1 column 5
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WILLIAM  WILLIAMS  DEAD
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Funeral Services Will Be Held at
Flat Rock Thursday Morning
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          William Williams, of 332 West Locust street died at his late home at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday morning of a complication of diseases.  Mr. Williams was a prominent farmer of Washington township, this county, until four years ago, when he moved to Washington County, Indiana.  He lived there until his health failed one year ago and he came to this city.
          He leaves beside his wife eight children, as follows: Mrs. Robert Kendall, of Shelby county; Mrs. Ora Herron, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Ira Bunn, of Illinois;  Mrs. Jefferson Kendall, of Hamilton county; Adolphus  and  Gerald Williams  and  Marie and Lucile Williams, at home.  Also one brother,  George W. Williams, and one sister,  Mrs. Henderson Spurlin, of Kokomo.
          Mr. Williams was a member of the Flat Rock Methodist church and also a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Flat Rock.
          Funeral services will be held at the Flat Rock Methodist church at 10:30 o’clock Thursday under the auspices of Pythias lodge. Burial in the Flat Rock cemetery, Rev. Samuel Hawkins officiating.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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Shelby County Death Certificate
William N. Williams
Born:  September 27, 1849 in Indiana
Father:  Allen Williams, born in Indiana
Mother: Elizabeth Young, born in Indiana
Spouse:  Charlotte
Book CH 7,  page 57
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday May 4, 1914
Page 1 column 2
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JOHN WILLIAMS DIED SUNDAY
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Widely Known Aged Resident of The County
Passed Away Sunday Evening
At His Country Home Near Flat Rock
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          John Allen Williams, aged eighty years, five months and sixteen days, one of the prominent aged residents of the county, died at eleven o’clock Sunday evening at his home one and one half miles east of Flat Rock [Washington Township].  Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of several months.  He had a relapse a week ago and his death was expected for the past two days.
          Mr. Williams was a farmer. He was born in this county and spent all of his life in the vicinity of Flat Rock.  He was a member of the Flat Rock M.E. church.
          He leaves three daughters and three sons:  Mrs. Elbert Oltman, of this city;  Mrs. L. M. Hyatt, of near Flat Rock;  Miss Dora Williams, who lived at home;  Elmer, of Indianapolis;  Henry M., of Bagneall, Michigan and  Edward, of Norristown.
          The funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Wednesday morning at the Flat Rock M.E. church.  The body will be buried in the Norristown cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
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Shelby County Death Certificate
John A. Williams
Born:  November 18, 1833
Father:  John Williams, born in Shelby County, Indiana
Mother: Lucinda White, born in Indiana
Book H 25,  page 27
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 9, 1911
Page 4 column 1
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JOHN  WILLIAMS
PASSED  AWAY
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          John Williams, one of the most prominent of the aged residents of Brandywine township, died at his home, four miles northwest of this city, at 1:30 o’clock this morning, following an illness that has kept him confined to his bed the greater part of the winter.  Deceased was eighty-seven years, eleven months and twenty-five day old.  He had resided in the house in which he died fifty-eight years.  The couple reared a large family and are survived by six children and numerous grandchildren.  All of the children reside near the old home place with the exception of a son, Melvin, whose home is at Greenfield.  The others are Mrs. Susan Bass,  Apolis,  Albert  and  Gilbert Williams  and  Mrs. Emma Hughes.  Mr. Williams was a member of the Brandywine M.E. church.  The funeral services will be held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon in the M. E. church at Pinhook, Rev. Paul Edwards in charge.  Ralph J. Edwards will have charge of the funeral services.
          In politics Mr. Williams was a staunch Republican and in his death the county loses one of its best citizens and this paper one of its most ardent admirers.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 23, 1910
Page 4
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    DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS    

          The funeral services of the late  Mrs. Julia Ruth Williams,  who died at her home in this city Tuesday morning, will be held in the First Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, the Rev. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the church officiating.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 1, 1904
Page 8 column 3
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          Mrs. John [Lucinda] Williams died in Brandywine township at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 29th, aged 81 years, five months and seventeen days.  Besides her husband, she leaves four sons and two daughters;  MelvinApollisAlbert  and  Gilbert Williams  and  Mrs. Sarah Bass  and  Mrs. Emma Hughes, and a number of grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Brandywine church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 31st.  The Rev. E. M. Chambers will officiate.  Burial in the Brandywine cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
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Brandywine Cemetery
Lucinda Williams     March 12, 1824 – August 29, 1904
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*


Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 7, 1901
Page 2 column 7
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FATAL  ACCIDENT
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Mathias Williams Shot by His Father
Near Franklin Monday
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          Mathias Williams, of near Franklin was Monday accidentally shot and killed by his father, Fleming Williams, the ball taking effect in the son’s stomach, from the effects of which he died Tuesday morning.  The father and son went out to kill a hog and the gun in the hands of the father accidentally discharged, killing the son.  The remains will be interred Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  The deceased was a nephew of  Henry Sparks  and wife, who reside just south of town.  He was also a relative of County Recorder Lee.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Catherine*


The  Franklin  Democrat
Friday, August 24, 1900
Volume XLI Number 8
Page 1, column 3
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LOCAL  NEWS  ITEMS
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          An infant son of  Jacob Williams,  living east of Smiley’s Mill, was buried Sunday morning at Second Mt. Pleasant.
Note:  Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011, Henricks Township, Shelby County, Certificate and Record of Death, page 345 records that  Claud L. Williams  died at about 4 o’clock a. m. on 17 Aug 1900 in Hendricks Township from enterocolitis, aged one years, eleven months and seventeen days, born in Shelby County, Indiana.  He was male, white, single with no occupation recorded.  His father’s name was  Jacob Williams  and his mother’s maiden name  Flora Atwood,  both born in Shelby County, Indiana.  The informant was Jacob Williams.  Claud was buried in Nineveh on 22 Aug 1900, E. G. Barnhizer, undertaker.
Contributed by Mark McCrady, Cathea Curry and Lois Johnson


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, April 21, 1899
Page 3, column 3
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          Fountaintown -- Mrs. [Zilley Ann] Williams, aged eighty-one years, died at the home of her son, George Williams, Friday last.  Interment took place at the Concord cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Ray Tapp Williams


The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday March 7, 1899
Page 2 column 2
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          Miss Ida M. Williams  died at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Preston Harrell, in Brandywine township, at 11 o’clock p.m. Thursday March 2, of heart trouble, aged twenty-eight years.  The remains were interred Saturday in the family graveyard.  Services at the Brandywine church at 10 o’clock a.m., Rev. Guthrie officiating. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
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Williams Cemetery
Ida M. Williams     June 5, 1870 – March 2, 1899
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*

Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, June 7, 1894
Page 2, column 6
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SUDDEN  DEATH
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Of Josiah Williams,
At His Residence in This City, Sunday Morning
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          Residents of Shelbyville were startled Sunday morning and surprised to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Josiah Williams, which occurred at his residence No. 119 corner of West and Taylor streets, at 4:15 a.m.  Deceased had been complaining considerably of late about rheumatism in his side and shoulder.
          About four o'clock Mrs. Williams was awakened by the heavy breathing of her husband.  She spoke to him, but received no answer.  She then aroused her son, Daniel, who also made an effort to arouse him, but their efforts were useless-death had claimed him and he passed peacefully away.
          Deceased came to this county in 1874, from Rush county, and farmed up until several years ago, when he moved to this city.  He was a kind hearted, honorable man, without an enemy in the world, and the Democrat mourns with his widow and family in the death of their husband and father "Uncle Joe."  Deceased was sixty-four years of age, and leaves beisdes his widow, several children, all of whom are grown.  His death was doubtless caused from rheumatism of the heart.  The remains were buried at Forest Hill cemetery, Tuesday, June 5.  Services at the Christian Church at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. McHargue officiating.
Submitted by Barb Huff


Tbe  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday October 25, 1893
Page 4 column 2
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          Mr. John Williams  this morning received a telegram from Clairmont, Missouri, conveying the sad intelligence of his mother’s death.  She was eighty-two years of age and will be buried tomorrow at Greencastle.  John will start for there in the morning.
Contributed by Barb Huff


Tbe  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday September 25, 1893
Page 4 column 2
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          Martha C. Williams  died at her residence in Brandywine township, at nine o’clock a.m. September 24, aged 68 years and will be buried in their burying ground on their farm.  Services at the church in Pin Hook at two o’clock p.m. September 25, the Rev. G. W. Cohagen officiating.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
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Williams Cemetery
Martha C. Williams
February 9, 1825 – September 24, 1893
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1892
Page 3
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City and County.
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          Miss Sophia Williams  died at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Amelia Coats, No. 188 East Washington st., [the article continues, but my copy ends here.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Franklin  Democrat
Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana
Friday, June 19, 1891
Volume XXXI, Number 52
Page 3, column 2
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          Mrs. Matilda Williams,  one of the first settlers of Shelby County, died at the home of Samuel Sandefer near Boggstown on last Thursday afternoon, aged eighty-eight years.  The funeral occurred on Saturday at Second Mt. Pleasant church, east of this city.
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Date of birth:  22 Jan 1803.  Date of death:  11 Jun 1891.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
January 8, 1891
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          Martha E., wife of  John D. Williams, died at her home, No. 31 West Pennsylvania stret[sic], at 2 a.m., January 2d, of consumption, aged 32 years.  Funeral services were held at the Christian Church, at 3 o'clock p.m., Sunday, Elder C. M. Filmore officiating.  Interment in Forrest Hill Cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Tbe  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday November 13, 1890
Page 3 column 2
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          Mrs. Nancy Williams, widow of the late Claborn Williams, and mother of  Robert  and  John Williams  and  Mrs. Martin Cutsinger, died Thursday night at the residence of her son, Robert, near Flat Rock, and was buried Saturday, at the Conover graveyard in Jackson township.  Mrs. Williams was about seventy years of age, and a most estimable lady.  The friends of the family in this city extend to them their heartfelt sympathy in these the saddest hours of their lives.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Kim

Tbe  Franklin Democrat
February 28, 1890
Volume XXX, Number 36
Page 5, column 1
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          Carl Williams,  aged seven years, a brother of  Deputy County Clerk Williams,  died at his home near Jolity on Saturday night of lung fever.
Note:  Date of birth: About 1883.  Date of death: 22 Feb 1890.
Contributed by Mark McCrady and Cathea Curry


Tbe  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday February 6, 1879
Page 2 column 6
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DIED
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          WILLIAMS---On the 3d day of February, 1879, in Brandywine township, Mr. Matthew Williams.
          The deceased was an old resident of this county, and leaves a family and large circle of friends.
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Williams Cemetery
Matthew Williams     November 19, 1822 – February 3, 1879
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Contributed by Barb Huff  for Deborah*


The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday April 4, 1861
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          Eli Williams  of Brandywine township, had met his death when a calf he was letting out to its mother had lunged impatiently against Mr. Williams' stomach with such force as to render him immediately insensible and ultimately produced death.  The accident occurred on Thursday and he had died on the following Saturday.
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Williams Cemetery,  Brandywine Township
Eli Williams    March 3, 1828 – March 29, 1861
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Contributed by Barb Huff for Linda Fuller


The  National  Volunteer
SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
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April 13, 1854
          Died........ on the 31st of March, in Hendricks Township........ Mrs. Amanda Melvina Williams, wife of  Mr. Wardell Williams, aged 21 years, 6 months, 5 days, and the daughter of  Mr. James Davison of this township..... She was a member of the Methodist P. Church.
Abstracted by Maurice Holmes, in his book Shelbyville, Indiana, Newspaper Excerpts: 1853-1859.  Submitted by Sherry Badgley Ryan, with permission from the author.

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