Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Winterrowd


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, November 1, 2013
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          Doris Winterrowd,  88, of Shelbyville, my wife and partner for 66 years, 8 months and 25 days, passed on at 5:21 a.m. Oct. 31, 2013.  She was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Shelby County, the daughter of  Leander Reed and  Nancy Emiline (Price) McGrew.
          Doris is survived by her husband,  Thomas S. Winterrowd  of Shelbyville; sons,  John Michael Winterrowd  of Thorntown, Ohio and  Thomas Aaron Winterrowd  of Flat Rock; daughter,  Doris Ann Mattiaccy  of Columbus, Ohio; sister,  Louise Mullen  of Fairland; grandchildren,  Jesse, Joshua, Angie and  Cindy;  four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and five sisters.
          Doris graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1943.  She was a member of the West Street United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for 25 years and was a member of the Circle Three Club.  Doris was formerly the president of the Baptist Credit Union in De Moines, Iowa.  She was a founder and the former treasurer of the Society of Young Magicians Indianapolis Assembly.
          We, my sons,  Mike and  Aaron,  and my daughter,  Ann  and I, plan to have a party celebrating her life.  It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Dr. Jack E. Weigle officiating.  Interment will be at Flat Rock Cemetery in Flat Rock.  Memorial contributions may be made to Society of Young Magicians in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 14, 1897
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          Peter Winterrowd,  of Jackson township, who was found dead in his bed last Wednesday week, died of paralysis of the heart.  He was born in Warren county, Ohio, July 9, 1824, being at the time of his death seventy-three years two months and twenty-seven days old.  He came to Shelby county with his parents when only six months old, settling in Jackson township, where he has ever since lived.  He was married October 24, 1849 to  Elizabeth Hageman.  He was the father of ten children, five of whom are living, namely;  Mrs. Phoebe Beck,  of Bethel, Ohio,  Peter A. Winterrowd,  of Peterson, Iowa,  Mrs. Clara Muck,  Mrs. Julia Kline  and  George Winterrowd,  of Jackson township.  Funeral services will be held from the St. George Luthern Church at two p.m. Friday, October 8, Rev. J. L. Perry, of Flat Rock, officiating.  The cortege left the house at one p.m., in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Chris Anderson


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday October 8, 1897
Page 3 column 5
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DEAD  IN  BED
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Peter Winterrowd Suddenly Expires At
His Hime in Jackson Township
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          Mr. Peter Winterrowd, whose home has been near Mt. Auburn for years and years, was found dead this morning in his bed by a member of his household when he was called for breakfast.  There had been no premonition of death, as "Uncle Peter," as everybody called him, retired last night in his customary health.  He was born in this county in 1824 and has always lived here.  He was one of the best balanced men mentally in the county and was held in the highest esteem by people of all classes.  His wife died a number of years age, but he had continued to keep house and his home was ever open to his friends and neighbors.  He was as honest a Republican as ever lived and the party in his death loses a true advocate.  Arrangements have not been made for the funeral.
Contributed by Chris Anderson


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 7, 1897
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          Peter Winterrowd, one of the best known residents of the southern part of the county and a citizen of Jackson township, was found dead in his bed by his family on Wednesday.  Mr. Winterrowd was a member of the well-known family by that name and was a son of  Jacob Winterrowd, who came to this county from Warren county, Ohio, in 1824.  He was a cousin of  Mrs. Ben F. Love,  Mrs. John Messick and  Norris  and  Andrew Winterrowd.  His age was about seventy-five years.  Coroner Booher went to the late home yesterday.
Contributed by Chris Anderson

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday August 23, 1892
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          Elizabeth, wife of Peter Winterrowd died at the family residence near Mt. Auburn in Jackson township, on August 20th at two p.m., aged sixty-seven years.  The funeral was from the St. George Lutheran Church on Monday, August 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. W. C. Watkins. Hageman & Pile funeral directors.
Contributed by Chris Anderson

The  Daily  Republican
Saturday, June 27, 1885
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          Word was received here last night that  Mrs. Cynthia Winterrowd  died at the home of her son,  Norris Winterrowd, in Indianapolis, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, aged eighty-one years, seven months and eighteen days.  The deceased came to Indiana from Ohio in the year 1824 and located in Shelby county.  She was a sister of  W. E. Bone  and  James L. Bone,  both of whom died within the last year.  Mrs. Winterrowd leaves one sister, Mrs. Prudence Winterrowd, of Washington township, this county.  She was the mother of eight children, four only of whom survive her; namely,  Andrew J.,  Norris,  James W., and  Mrs. Sarah Conger.  The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow morning at 5 o'clock and will leave for Norristown at 7 o'clock where the funeral will be held in the M.E. church of that village.  The funeral sermon will be delivered by the Rev. John Reece and the burial will be in charge of Cummins & Worland, funeral directors.  Thus passes away an early pioneer and one of the most interesting relics of an age that has gone forever.  Mrs. Winterrowd belonged to that sturdy class whose invincible courage and undaunted faith conquered a wilderness of savages and wild beasts.  As might be expected from such a woman, she produced a numerous progeny of sons and daughters who are worthy types of the heroic traits which distinguished her in mind and body.  From such women as she, vigorous in body and mind, courageous, hopeful, invincibly self-reliant, naturally came offspring who made citizens of the most valuable character during the formative period of Indiana's history.  These venerable mothers in Israel, noble progenitors of vigorous race, are rapidly passing away and are nearly all gone.  Happy will it be for the future of Indiana if her daughters continue to show the noble traits that so distinguish the pioneer mothers of whom Cynthia Winterrowd was such a noteworthy exemplar.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat-Volunteer
Thursday, February 26, 1880
Page 4, column 1
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          Mr. Joseph Winterrowd died on Sunday last at his residence south of town, aged eighty-seven years.  He was an old settler, a man of wealth and influence in his earlier years, and was always highly respected as a citizen.  Mr. Winterrowd raised a large family of children, and gave them all handsome estates as their portion of his property.  He goes to his grave full of honors and sincerely lamented.
[Buried Norristown Cemetery]
          DIED--On the 22nd day of February, 1880, in Addison township, Mr. Joseph Winterrowd.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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