Shelby  County  Indiana

Wooley - Woolley

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, November 24, 1932
          John H. Wooley,  Civil War veteran and retired lumberman, widely known in Shelby county, died Thursday morning at the home of his son,  Otis Wooley,  in Franklin.  Although he had been confined to his bed for the last six weeks, suffering from an injury to his hip in a fall October 5, he death was entirely unexpected and the news was received with sincerest regret here.  Funeral services are to be held at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Grace M.E. church at Franklin and burial will be at Greenlawn cemetery.
          Mr. Wooley had been a resident of Franklin since 1889, having first been engaged as a general contractor and later in the lumber business.  His business activities had served to widen his acquaintance in Johnson and Shelby counties and his passing is mourned by hundreds of friends.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, November 8, 1923
Thos. Woolley Passed Away At
His Home in Flat Rock at Early Hour
          Thomas Woolley, age eighty, native of Shelby county, and one of the largest landowners in Washington township, president of the Union State Bank at Flat Rock, died Thursday morning at 5:45 o'clock, at his home in Flat Rock.  His death was caused by a complication of diseases.  Mr. Woolley had been in failing health for more than a year.
          He was born in Flat Rock on July 10, 1843, and had lived in the town and Washington township all of his life.  He was widely known over the county and in adjoining counties.  To his friends and intimates he was referred to as "Uncle Thomas."
          Mr. Woolley had been the president of the Union State Bank at Flat Rock, since the date of its organization in 1924.  He was the owner of between 700 and 800 acres of fine farm land in Washington township.  Mr. Woolley was a veteran of the civil war, having served several years with the Union forces.
          He is survived by his widow,  Mrs. Nettie Woolley,  and one step-son,  Wilson Cochran, of Flat Rock.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Flat Rock Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. Godwin officiating.  Interment will be made in Flat Rock cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Columbus Evening Republican
Bartholomew County, Indiana
May 1, 1888
          Mrs. Mary Wooley died at the residence of  Mr. A. VanGordon, on Chestnut Street this morning at half past nine, of heart disease, aged 74.  Funeral at Norristown, Thursday at 11 a.m., and the procession will leave here at seven o'clock Thursday morning.  Services at Norristown by Rev. Henry Morrow.
[Notes:  Mary Woolley was living in Columbus at time of death.  She lived at Norristown for many years and is buried there next to her husband, George.  A. VanGordon was the husband of her daughter, Charlotte. - KR]
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen*

The  Daily  Republican
Wednesday, September 17, 1884
Page 2, column 2
          Died, at his residence in Washington township, Shelby county, Indiana, September 13, 1884, George Woolley, aged 86 years, 2 months and 28 days.  Mr. Woolley was born in England, June 15, 1798, and removed with his parents to this country in 1806.  They went to Butler county, Ohio, where he married in 1832, to Miss Mary Lawrence.  In the fall of 1850, he removed to Shelby county, this State, where he has since resided.  In 1869, he joined the M. E. Church, and lived a faithful member until his death, always engaging in family prayer, night and morning.  On the 28th day of last January, he slipped and fell, breaking his hip, since which time he has been confined to his bed, having to lie upon his back most of the time, but was never heard to complain.  Every summer up to the present one, he has chopped and split his own wood.  He was the father of eight children, only three of whom survive him.  They with all the grandchilren were present at the funeral, which took place in the church at Norristown, September 14, at 2 o'clock p.m., Brother Line officiating.  Since the death of  John Clayton, which occurred a short time ago, Mr. Woolley was the oldest man in the township.  This is a reminder that one more of the land-marks has passed away, reminding us that sooner or later we all must go the same road.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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